Category Archives: Events

February 14-17, 2014 – Great Backyard Bird Count

This is our third year participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).  The GBBC is an annual citizen science project run through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology enlisting folks all across the country to census resident birds that have made it through the winter time. This project is just one way for you to get involved in the ever-growing realm of citizen science and learn about birds while doing it!  We will be surveying the grounds of the Mill every morning starting shortly after sunrise from Friday, February 14th through Monday, February 17th for about an hour each morning. We encourage volunteers to join us on any of these mornings as it is much easier to spot birds with multiple pairs of eyes! Please email to schedule a morning to come out, make sure to dress appropriately, wear sturdy shoes and bring your binoculars. For more information on the GBBC, check out

Debrief: November 24, 2013 – Walk for History

Yesterday we braved the wind and joined the Friends of Jackson House for the Walk For History across the Walkway Over The Hudson.  It was a small but passionate group of people.  We had a poster up explaining our successful “path to preservation,” which is something the Friends of Jackson House are looking to do for the Jackson House in Fishkill which is threatened with demolition.  Unfortunately the Village of Fishkill does not have a historic commission like the Town of Poughkeepsie, even though they have a historic district.

Here are a few photos from the event:

October 26, 2013 – Old Fashioned Cider Tasting at the Mill

An Old-Fashioned Cider Tasting
as part of Cider Week New York, to benefit restoration activities at the Kimlin Cider Mill

Saturday, October 26, 2013
at the Kimlin Cider Mill, 140 Cedar Avenue (just north of Kimlin Court), Poughkeepsie, NY

Activities include:
– Cook-out/BBQ
– Behind-the-scene tours of the historic (c.1880) Kimlin Cider Mill
– Cider tasting from local cider makers, including our own KIMLIN CIDER
– Silent auctions
– Apple bobbing
– Pumpkin painting

Admission: $25/adult, $10/child age 2-12 — includes tasting glass for the first 100 people

Special Thank You to our Sponsors & Donors to this Event:
– Peach Hill Park in Poughkeepsie (provided apple for our Kimlin Cider)
– Kettleborough Cider House (provided cider for the tasting)
– Breezy Hill Orchard and Stone Ridge Farm (provided cider for the tasting)
– And more!


“Dutchess Treasures” Exhibit

The exhibit “Dutchess Treasures” at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center features historic sites from around the county. Artwork of the Kimlin Cider Mill, created at various years, is included in the exhibit. The exhibit runs until October 31, 2013 and is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:30am to 4:30pm at 317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.

June 9, 2013 – An Apple Afternoon

Join us at the home of our president for our spring gathering to benefit restoration activities at the mill, “An Apple Afternoon”. Enjoy homebrewed cider, homemade refreshments, talks on the art of cider making, recently-acquired historic artifacts and artwork, and a raffle. Talks by apple grower and cider making Elizabeth Ryan of Breezy Hill Orchard, and homebrewer Ian McGregor. $25/per person (tax deductible). RSVP required.

An Apple Afternoon postcard front


April 20, 2013 – HVVA Visit

On April 20, 2013, the Society for the Preservation of Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture (HVVA) visited the Kimlin Cider Mill and Kimlin Farm House on a tour of the Town of Poughkeepsie.  The new owner of the Kimlin Farm House across from the Mill served tea and cookies for the guests as they observed his progress on restoring the house, which he is currently deconstructing. The HVVA members were intrigued by the Kimlin Cider
Mill as well as the house. The older renovations to the house resemble the similar renovations made to the
Mill: materials were salvaged and reused as much as possible.  We were glad to show the HVVA the Mill and hear their interpretations of its construction.