Past Events – 2012

Work Days 2012

During the summer we held work days at the Mill where we worked outside to pull weeds, trim shrubs, rake, sweep, etc. Volunteers joined us from 9:30am to 12:30pm the following days:

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Saturday April 14, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012

Work days can be canceled or rescheduled due to inclement weather. If you would like to help out at a work day, please contact us ahead of time so that we may notify you if the dates change.

May 18, 2012 – Annual Benefit

Our 2012 Annual Benefit Honoring Senator Steve Saland occurred Friday, May 18 from 5-8pm and was graciously hosted by club member Rob Rolison at the historic New Hamburg Yacht Club.  We were thrilled to honor Senator Steve Saland, long-time supporter and nearby neighbor of the Kimlin Cider Mill.  We were also thrilled to have Jay Dilorenzo, President of the Preservation League of New York State, join us to present the Senator’s tribute.  For the special evening we were pleased to welcome the Deane Machine Trio (a group of talented swing jazz musicians), one of our local caterers, select silent auction items generously contributed by our local businesses and artists, and all of the wonderful company to honor our Senator and kick off the summer season.

Thursdays June-October 2012 – Arlington Farmer’s Market

Every Thursday from June through October, we had a tent and table at the Arlington Farmer’s Market (3-7pm) on the lawn across from Vassar College, on Raymond Avenue.  There we soldmerchandise, accepted donations, signed up volunteers, and in general spread the word about our cause.

September 9, 2012 – Book Signing

We invited Cynthia Falk, author of “Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State,” a book which features the Kimlin Cider Mill, for a presentation, discussion, and book signing at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The event was free and open to the public and light refreshments were provided. The purchase of books benefited the restoration of the Kimlin Cider Mill.

September 22, 2012 – Arlington Street Fair

We were at the Arlington Street Fair along Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie.  Our table was set up with information about Cider Mill Friends and merchandise for sale to benefit our restoration activities.

November 10, 2012 – Fair Trade Bazaar

The Fair Trade Bazaar was in the Aula (adjacent to Ely Hall) on the campus of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.  We set up a table at the event with information about our group.