Go for the green!

(Photo by Dan Barton)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday in Kingston

The Kingston St. Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off from the Kingston Plaza on Sunday, March 16 at 1 p.m. and proceed down Broadway to the Rondout Creek waterfront district. Numerous bands, floats and community organizations celebrate the “wearing o’ the green” at this annual fun-filled Irish celebration, sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. For more information, call (845) 338-6622, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.ulsteraoh.com.


Shamrock Run returns to Kingston on Sunday

The 26th annual Shamrock Run, a two-mile run to benefit the People’s Place, will be held on Sunday, March 16. A parade and post-race party will be held at the Rondout Neighborhood Center in Kingston following the run. The run goes from Academy Green to the foot of Broadway. Check in across from Academy Green at the Governor Clinton Apartments at 1 Albany Avenue in Kingston.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., closing at 12:30 p.m. The run starts at 12:50 p.m. sharp. For registration or more information, call (845) 340-0001 or visit www.shamrockrunners.org.


Solas An Lae performs Irish dance this weekend in Rhinebeck

The Solas An Lae dance company will appear in a new St. Patrick’s Day dance theater performance on Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 16 at 3 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, located at 661 Route 308 in Rhinebeck. Tickets cost $20 and $22. For more information, call (845) 876-3080 or visit www.centerforperformingarts.org


Director Gerard Hurley discusses The Pier this Sunday at Upstate Films Rhinebeck

This Sunday afternoon, Upstate Films Rhinebeck will host a special screening and question-and-answer session with screenwriter/actor/director Gerard Hurley (The Pride, 2008). Hurley will present his newest feature, The Pier, in which he plays an Americanized Irishman named Jack McCarthy who is duped into returning to his homeland by false tales that his long-estranged father Larry (Karl Johnson) is on his deathbed. Lili Taylor co-stars as an American tourist who provides some distraction from Jack’s battles with his dysfunctional family. The film was shot on location in Ireland, and you can catch the trailer at www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFuzMw1dWj8.

Gerard Hurley’s The Pier will be shown at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 16 at Upstate Films, located at 6415 Montgomery Street (Route 9) in Rhinebeck. Tickets cost $10 general admission, $6 for Upstate members. For more information call (845) 876-2515 or visit https://upstatefilms.org.


St. Patrick’s Day lunch/dance this Sunday at Poughkeepsie Elks Club

The Poughkeepsie Elks Club will host a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon and dance on Sunday, March 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. The cost is $25. Enjoy corned beef and cabbage, a 50/50 raffle, a penny social and dance to the Bob Martinson Band. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Seniors.

The Poughkeepsie Elks Club is located at 29 Overocker Road in Poughkeepsie. To make a reservation, mail a check payable to “Friends of Seniors” to 42 Catharine Street, Poughkeepsie NY, 12602-2529. Reserved seating for tables of ten is available upon request. For more information, call (845) 485-1277, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.friendsofseniors.biz.

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