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Mercantile June/July 2011

Walkway Celebrates Arts and Crafts

Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Friday, July 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Monthly “Community Night on the Walkway” -- a family friendly and free opportunity for the public to enjoy Friday evenings on the Walkway as well as to showcase Hudson Valley organizations and businesses. Upcoming Community Nights include: 8/12, Music and Dance; 9/23, Sustainable Living. Information: http://walkway.org

Vive Wilderstein: Annual Benefit Fundraiser

Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, July 16, 5-8 p.m.: A Bastille Day-themed lawn party overlooking the Hudson River. This Summer Celebration fundraiser is a well-attended annual event complete with a silent auction and house tours all designed to benefit Wilderstein. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres, plus a silent auction. Tickets: $100 per person. Proceeds support the preservation of Wilderstein. Information: 845.876.4818; http://www.wilderstein.org

Vanderbilt Landscape and Garden Tour

Vanderbilt Mansion, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Sunday, July 17, 1 p.m.: “200 Years of Landscape History” tour led by a National Park Service Ranger. The tour begins at the visitor parking area and concludes at the Formal Gardens where visitors may join garden volunteers between 1 and 3:30 p.m. for an additional 30-minute tour. Interpreter-guides will discuss the history of the gardens, Vanderbilt ownership and the on-going work by the Vanderbilt Garden Association which was formed in 1984 to rehabilitate and maintain the garden plantings. Information: 845.473.5957; sgillespie@hvc.rr.com

Evening in the Garden

Locust Grove, Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Friday, July 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Dine among the flowers in highsummer glory immersed in color and scent at every turn. Informal garden talk and tour with Locust Grove’s Director of Horticulture, Timothy Steinhoff, at the height of the season. Heirloom annual flower borders and planters overflowing with a wide variety of foliage and flowers; dramatic, tropical pattern beds adjacent the mansion showcase antique perennials are the backdrop for this outdoor dining experience in the estate’s gardens. Admission: $35/person Information: 845.454.4500, x 217; http://lgny.org

2nd Annual Car Show & Street Fair

4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538 Sunday, July 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Presented by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. Car show with trophies, music, food, vendors and Chinese Auction with great prizes. Live music by the Ponytails. Opportunities for sidewalk and street fair vendors. Contact the Chamber for details on space rental. Information: 845.229.8612; http://www.lightningrodpromotions.com

Always There’s 2nd Annual Motorcycle & Car Show

918 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Featuring more than 100 motorcycles and cars, plus raffles, prizes and food. Live music with The Mojo Myles Mancuso Band. Kids’ activity area. World War Sherman Tank on display -- one of only 20 left in the U.S. that is functional. Tickets: $8 vehicle registration; $5 suggested donation gate, kids and seniors, free. Information: 845.339.6683 x 3213; www.alwaystherehomecare.org

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