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An Anti-Bullying Puppet-Theater Musical “Helping Drew” is the funny, touching story of how the kids at Puppet Elementary School deal with bullying, told by David Manley’s puppet troupe Up in Arms. “Helping Drew” will show on Saturday, April 27, at the Theatre at West Shore Station, 27 South Water Street, Newburgh, formerly the Railroad Playhouse. The performance is followed by a Q&A with the artists. Show times are 11am and 1pm. Tickets are $10. The show is produced by Just Off Brodway. (845) 875-4325.

Meet, Greet, and Eat: A Celebration of Local and Good Food For the third year in a row, the Onteora Central School District will host its annual food-fest fundraiser, showcasing local goods and talent, while at the same time raising money to support and improve the district’s food program. The event is free, but appetizers and drinks are available for $2 each. Come and meet the chefs and taste the treats from favorite local haunts such as Cucina, Fleisher’s, Peekamoose, Red Onion, Yum-Yum Noodle Bar, and many more. Monday, April 29, from 5:30 to 7:30pm in the Onteora Middle/High School Cafeteria, Boiceville. (845) 688-5051.

Etsy-Flavored Fun for Kids in Hudson Kite’s Nest bills itself as a destination for “curiosity and inquiry,” and indeed it is. There are not many places where kids can learn wooden boat building, radio and digital media making, or hands-on experimentation with growing and cooking their own food. The groovy folks who started Kite’s Nest are still getting settled into their new life in Hudson, but are already offering a bunch of unusual sliding-scale fee classes and activities, all on a rolling-enrollment basis.

Who Knew? A Farmer’s Market Is Open All Year Long Every Saturday from 10am to 3 pm, you and your little ones can remember why we love it here. Set in the old dairy barn at Greig Farm in Red Hook, you can shop for local veggies, fruits, eggs, cheese, meat, flowers—whatever happens to be available. And before you know it, it’ll be time to harvest the first asparagus and strawberries of spring. Make a day of it, and don’t forget to spend some time with the loveable pygmy goats!

Nothing Fishy about Kingston’s Sea Deli Since 1974, this iconic, family-run fish joint on Broadway in Kingston has been serving up some seriously tasty fried fish, as well as classics like clam chowder, clam rolls, shrimp cocktail, and super fresh fish by the pound from the market. If you are looking for a cheap, hearty, paper-plate, nets-on-the-wall experience, look no further. And don’t miss their all-you-can-eat extravaganzas Tuesday-Friday. Wednesday is Fish and Chips for $9.95! Closed Mondays.

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