Name your admission fee
GARRISON – Boscobel House and Gardens has instituted Pay-What-You-Wish Saturdays. Visitors can decide what donation level is comfortable for them on Saturdays and explore 68 acres of Boscobel's property, including lush gardens and a woodland trail as well as its Great Lawn offering unparalleled views of the Hudson River. Pay-what you-wish admission also includes Boscobel's new guided, outdoor Landscape and Landmarks Tours. The Cold Spring Farmers' Market is also held on the grounds, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays through October, at no admission charge. Find out more at Boscobel.org.
Diversity in music
ELLENVILLE - Music on Market - MOM - was created to celebrate Ellenville's rich ethnic mix of peoples, says Martin Rabkin. The concerts cover a variety of world music, including Irish, klezmer, Ukrainian, Yiddish, Broadway, Latin jazz, Russian, gospel, baroque and more.
The concert series continues May 17 with its third show, featuring Latin Jazz Express, with sounds from Cuba, Puerto Rico and the streets of New York City. Catch the show at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 40 Market Street at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 adults; $10 seniors and students; children under 12 free. Info at 377-3727 and on Facebook.
Help out at the museum
GRAHAMSVILLE - The Time and the Valleys Museum, Route 55, is hosting a New Volunteer Day 1 p.m. May 20 for people who want to learn more about volunteering at the Museum. Immediately following, at 2 p.m., there will be a talk by Wawarsing Historian Henry “Bucky” Green on his history of Ellenville book.
New Volunteer Day is an open house that will provide at Museum tour, introduce potential volunteers to the staff as well as the programs and projects that need volunteer assistance. The many perks and benefits of volunteering, including a discount in the shop, travel reimbursement and free admission to programs will also be discussed.