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Ice Cream Socials – Our ice cream socials are planned for the first week of school. So please come and welcome the 2022 retirees to our organization and to retirement in general!
Tuesday, September 6th – 1:00 pm Cost - Ice cream purchases will be paid at the venue. RSVP: If you can come, please let us know which location you will attend by August 29th. The locations are: Riverside Creamery- 5 Water St, Port Jervis Weirs - 2159 Rt 94, Washingtonville - Weirs has been changed to Friday, Sept 9th due to the weather. Family Farm Ice Cream – 253 Tower Dr, Middletown - Family Farm has been cancelled. If interested, please come to Washingtonville.
Sip N Paint - Join us as we gather in the home of renowned artist, Nancy Reed Jones , who will once again help us tap into our hidden artistic talent. Our project will be to paint a lovely fall wreath on a wooden plaque. Nancy lives in Balmville and can accommodate up to 10 people in her home. Windows will be open (weather permitting), and we will be working at more than one table. Bring your own smock, apron, or old shirt. You will receive Nancy's address when you register.
Thursday, September 8th - 1:00 to 3:00 pm Cost - $35 RSVP – send form to MARTA and check made out to Nancy Reed Jones by August 29th – if more than 10 people sign up, we will put you on a wait list.
Leaded Glass Class – Here is another opportunity to learn how to create leaded glass window decorations. Maximum of 6 participants. Class consists of an hour lesson and then creating an 8"x10" suncatcher. All materials supplied. You keep the glass cutter and the goggles. Some examples of suncatchers you can make.
Monday, September 12th - 10:00 am -3:00 pm Cost - $60 which includes a light lunch RSVP – send form to MARTA and check made out to Frank DeBiase by September 1st. Address will be shared when you register
Dia Beacon - Cancelled - Dia Beacon is the museum for the Dia Art Foundation's collection of art from the 1960s to the present and is one of the 11 locations and sites they manage. The museum, which opened in 2003, is situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York. The cafe is open for lunch.
Friday, September 16 – 10:00 am Cost – Free – entrance is being waived RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us (midhudsonrta.com - Contact Us) by September 1st. Address: 3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508
Mount Beacon Easy Hike - Cancelled due to weather - We have two hikes to Mount Beacon depending on your preference of difficulty. See below for information on the Advanced Hike on October 6. The easy hike is on the Dennings Point and Klara Sauer Trails. Dennings Point is an amazing place to explore the shores of the Hudson River. (Directions: Dennings Ave, Beacon, NY).
Thursday, September 22nd – 10:30 am Cost – Free RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us (midhudsonrta.com - Contact Us) by September 1st
Arboretum – Come visit the gardens for a quiet walk and see all the wonderful plants, fall foliage, and trees in this natural setting. The Arboretum is located in the County’s Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Hamptonburgh. There is a motion-activated gate to enter the site in a vehicle, as well as a latched pedestrian entrance. When you arrive at the Arboretum you will see a large black gate. If you pull up to the gate and wait a moment, it will start to open.
Monday, October 3rd – 10:30 am Cost - free RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us (midhudsonrta.com - Contact Us) by September 1st. GPS Address: 15 Grove Street, Montgomery, NY 12549 Lunch option: Copperfield’s Kildare Pub - 93 Clinton St, Montgomery, NY
Mt. Beacon – Advanced Hike - Rescheduled to Monday Oct 17th - If you want to see some gorgeous views at one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Hudson Valley, this is for you! We will climb 1,000 vertical feet (or more) on this hike. The level of difficulty is moderate to difficult. (Directions: Just past the intersection of Route 9D and Howland Ave, you’ll see the very well-marked entrance to the Scenic Hudson parking lot for Mt. Beacon Park. https://hikethehudsonvalley.com/hikes/mt-beacon/
Thursday, October 6th – 10:30 am - rescheduled to Monday, Oct 17th - 10:30 am Cost – free RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us (midhudsonrta.com - Contact Us) by October 1st
Pochuck Boardwalk Trail Hike - The Pochuck Boardwalk trail is a section of the Appalachian Trail in Vernon, NJ. What makes it one of the best NJ Hiking Trails is that it is a hike perfect for all skill levels. In fact, the bulk of the mile and a half hike features a boardwalk that makes things very simple.
Wednesday, October 12 – 10:30 am Cost – free RSVP - send form to MARTA or Contact us (midhudsonrta.com - Contact Us) by October 1st Parking: Route 517 shoulder (more details to follow)
Introduction to Pickleball - Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the US, for all ages including seniors. It is a great way to stay active with friends, new and old. Pickleball has been described as a combination of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. The pickleball net is lower than a tennis net and the game uses a smaller court. A pickleball is similar to a whiffle ball and a paddle is used to lob the ball back and forth over the net, much like ping-pong or tennis. The game is usually played as doubles with teams of two. Paddles and balls will be provided. Maximum of 8 participants – beginners only, please. Taught by George and BetsyHawes, the workshop will be similar to the one that was offered in June. Thanks to Newburgh JCC for the generous use of their gym. https://youtu.be/smw4ekw089U
Wednesday, October 19 - 9:30-11:30 Cost - Free RSVP - send form to MARTA or Contact us (midhudsonrta.com - Contact Us) by October 1st Newburgh Jewish Community Center, 290 North Street, Newburgh, NY (This address is very easy to reach from I-84.)
Washingtonville Cemetery walk and talk - Come take a walk and explore the Washingtonville Cemetery’s slightly more macabre side with your host, Jill Moore. Many people have traversed the quiet cemetery oval track while walking their dogs or strolling with their children, but seldom realize how many unfortunate accidents, murders, and strange deaths have occurred in and around our community throughout the years. In addition to the darker side of the cemetery, this talk will also introduce you to some of the more interesting & historic characters in our Orange County community. Please be aware this talk will include references to domestic violence, murder, suicide, grisly Civil War wounds, drownings, and the death of children. If any of these things are particularly sensitive for you, this talk might not be one for you. By learning about their unfortunate deaths and the lives that came before, perhaps we can learn a bit more about how to live our lives more fully and appreciate the world, the people, and the community around us.
Tuesday, November 1st – 10:30 (rain date – November 2nd) Cost - $7 honorarium RSVP – send form and check made out to cash to MARTA October 1st. Location - Washingtonville Cemetery at 36 North Street, across from the backside of Brotherhood Winery. Look for the white sign and blue NYS History Sign at the end of the gravel driveway.
INDECS/Medicare Coordination Seminar – Once you switch over to Medicare, the way INDECS coordinates your insurance benefits changes. Coinsurance versus copayments. Deductibles. Come find out how INDECS handles your insurance claims after Medicare and be prepared for the difference in how your medical bills will be paid. An Orange/Ulster Medical representative will explain the process and answer questions. We offer this presentation yearly and members have found it to be extremely helpful for those who have recently or will soon be switching over to Medicare. We will offer this through Zoom.
Thursday, November 3rd – 2:00 p.m. Cost - None RSVP - send form to MARTA or Contact us (midhudsonrta.com - Contact Us) by October 15th Zoom – attendees will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. If you need help setting up Zoom, please indicate when you sign up.
Investing 101 - Cancelled – Come meet with MARTA’s Edward Jones financial advisor, Anthony Di Gennaro, in the comfort of your own home to learn the basics of investing. Learn the basics with no pressure.
Thursday, November 10th – 1:00 pm Cost – free RSVP - send form to MARTA or Contact us (midhudsonrta.com - Contact Us) by November 1st Zoom – attendees will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. If you need help setting up Zoom, please indicate when you sign up.
Alex Prizgintas, The Ellenville Glass Works Presentation - Join Alex Prizgintas to learn how The Ellenville Glass Works, arguably the largest of the region’s three historic glass manufacturers, should be examined more closely for its history and exported products to reveal how this nearly forgotten Hudson Valley industry was once known, respected, and admired across the nation. Prizgintas, a recent graduate of Marist College, studied Hudson River Valley Studies and Public History where he has published two articles in the institution’s peer reviewed Hudson River Valley Review. His latest article, discussing the Ellenville Glass Works, is among the first pieces of historical work on the glassworks since the 1940s.
Tuesday, November 15th – 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Cost - $7.00 honorarium RSVP – send form and check made out to cash to MARTA November 1st. Zoom – attendees will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. If you need help setting up Zoom, please indicate when you sign up.