Earth Awakening

In celebration of Earth Day, Dutchess County Parks—in collaboration with the Poughkeepsie Public Library District ( PPLD ), Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, RiverWinds Gallery, and local artists—will host an Earth Awakening Weekend Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 at Bowdoin Park.

The weekend kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday with a rededication ceremony of the historic Ellessdie Chapel and its newly painted interior. Following the ceremony on Saturday, local artists will set up throughout the park to create landscape art as part of a live ‘Plein Air’ event. Local artwork will be on exhibit and available for purchase in the chapel from 10a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Come, enjoy the park and see some art !!!

All Dutchess County Parks programs follow state social distancing guidelines. Visit for more information.

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