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Dear EscapeMakers,

Celebrate the Quadricentennial in Dutchess County, New York: The 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the majestic Hudson River in 1609!

Tour the Half Moon, a full-scale operating replica of the Dutch ship of exploration Henry Hudson sailed in 1609. The ship is a traveling museum conducting programs about the unique history of the Dutch colony called New Netherland.

Half Moon Tours: Sun.-Mon. 5/24-5/25 Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie. Tickets are available for purchase on


May 24-25 – Memorial Day Weekend
– Visit the Half Moon!
– River Festival at Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie
– Sunday 24: Family Festival
– Monday 25: Arm of the Sea Puppet Theater

June 5-12 – Hudson River Days great boat flotilla

June 6 – “Bridge Music” Premiere – Joseph Bertolozzi’s sound-art installation: recorded sounds of NYS Mid-Hudson Bridge as the instrument

June 13 – Dutch Dinner with Henry Hudson in Mount Gulian’s New World Dutch barn in Beacon/Fishkill

July 4 – Fireworks, Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie

July 17-19 – Hot Air Balloon Festival, Poughkeepsie

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