Around Town - With Supervisor Cavaccini - May Edition

Town of Wappinger - Around Town Newsletter -

May, 2024

From the Office of Town Supervisor Joseph D. Cavaccini


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Dear neighbors,

I am thrilled to introduce the inaugural edition of our "Around Town" newsletter, aimed at keeping you informed and engaged with all the happenings in our vibrant community. As your Town Supervisor, it is both an honor and a privilege to serve you, and I am excited to share some of the exciting developments and events taking place this May.

First and foremost, I am pleased to announce that the Town Board has officially declared May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is a vital component of overall well-being, and it is essential that we come together as a community to support and uplift one another. Throughout the month, we are highlighting resources and initiatives aimed at promoting mental wellness for all residents.

In addition to our focus on mental health, we have a host of exciting events lined up for the remainder of May, including Saturday, May 18, when the Village of Wappingers Falls will come alive with creativity and culture at the Festival of the Arts in and around Mesier Park. This celebration of local talent promises to be a day filled with music, art, and community spirit. I encourage you all to come out and show your support for our local artists and performers.

As we approach Memorial Day, let us take a moment to honor and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Country, most especially those from right here in our own Town. Our community will be hosting Memorial Day ceremonies to pay tribute to these heroes and their families. Details regarding the timing and location of these ceremonies are provided in this issue.

Furthermore, I am thrilled to share that our parks and facilities continue to undergo exciting improvements for the benefit of our residents. From upgraded playgrounds to now fully funding enhancement projects around our facilities, these improvements are designed to create spaces where families can gather, play, and connect with nature. I invite you to explore these improvements firsthand and discover all that our town has to offer.

In closing, I want to express my gratitude to each and every one of you for your ongoing support and dedication to our community. Together, we can continue to make Wappinger a place we are proud to call home. Please stay tuned for future editions of "Around Town," where we will continue to keep you updated on all the latest news and events.

See you around Town,

Town Supervisor Joseph D. Cavaccini

Recent Activities:

1) 'Things are Happening in Wappinger' Eblast regarding parks developments, mower purchase, and paving roads

2) Wappinger Senior Living Expo

What's Happening In Wappinger


Festival of the Arts

The Wappingers Central School District's 74th annual celebration of the arts, will proudly display over 10,000 works of art in a variety of genres. Saturday, May 18, from 10 am to 4 pm. Rain Date May 19, 10-4 pm. In the beautiful Mesier Park located at 2 Spring Street in the Village of Wappingers Falls. Families can see the techniques students learn, from Kindergartners to our Advanced Placement seniors. The festival is a free, community-wide celebration of music and art, and all are welcome.

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Festival of the Arts

Art Day In The Village

Community leaders are thrilled to announce the Third Annual Art Day in the Village, set to take place on May 18, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with a rain date of May 19. This vibrant event coincides with the annual Festival of the Arts student art show in Mesier Park, creating a dynamic celebration of artistic talent throughout the village for all ages.

A highlight of the day will be the mural dedication ceremony at 1:00 PM in front of Patsy’s Pizzeria, located at 2657 E Main St. The mural, titled  "The Gift," was created by renowned local visionary artist Brian Zickafoose and initiated during last year’s Art Day. This stunning piece of art symbolizes the village's commitment to fostering the arts and will be officially dedicated to the community during the ceremony.

Join us for a day of creativity, community, and celebration at the Third Annual Art Day in the Village. For more information, please visit our social media at or contact Brian Zickafoose at (845) 779-2084.

Art Day in the Village

Craft Fair & Flea Market Hosted by Roy C. Ketcham High School

Join the RCK Class of the 2024 for their annual Craft Fair & Flea Market at Roy C Ketcham High School on Saturday May 18th (Raindate Sunday May19th).

Something for everyone – household items, toys, vinyl, crafts, comics, clothes, jewelry and more with OVER 30 VENDORS!

A full day of fun and deals from 8am -1pm at 99 Myers Corners Road Wappingers Falls. Stop by to support the students of Ketcham and find some really cool items!

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Craft Fair and Flea Market

Hughsonville Fire Co & "Crazy" Gene's Comedy Presents -
"All-Star Comedy Fundraiser Show"

Spend Saturday night with the volunteers of the Hughsonville Fire Company for their first Comedy Night.
Saturday, May 18th. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm
Tickets are $25.00 prior to the event or $30 at the door. Contact Vinny Galvin at 845-705-9013
Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the show. We hope to see you there.
Hughsonville Fire Co & "Crazy" Gene's Comedy Presents - "All-Star Comedy Fundraiser Show"

Live Band Preforming this Weekend at Brexel-Schlathaus Park

Head on over to hear the Aerophone's final concert of the Spring this Saturday, May 18! They will be performing an array of classical music pieces and familiar movie scores, from composers like Leonard Bernstein, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Ralph Vaughn Williams; something for everyone. The concert will be held at Brexel-Schlathaus Park, located at the intersection of Myers Corners Road and All Angels Hill Road, from 2-3pm. Admission is free!

Wappinger Town & Rotary Club Host Blood Drive

Rotary Club of Wappingers Falls and the Town of Wappinger are proud to be hosting our 5th Blood Drive on Saturday, May 18th at Wappinger Town Hall (20 Middlebush Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590) from 9am to 2pm. Schedule an appointment here: Your donation can help save up to THREE lives!


Wappinger Community to Recognize Fallen Heroes with Memorial Day Ceremonies

This Memorial Day Weekend will be an event filled one with programs and ceremonies honoring the fallen heroes of our United States Armed Forces. Town of Wappinger and the Village of Wappingers Falls as well as a number of other organizations will be hosting thoughtful remembrances throughout the Town.
Wappinger Town Memorial Day Ceremony - The Town invites you to attend our annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Brexel-Schlathaus Park located at the corner of All Angels Hill and Myers Corners roads (127 All Angels Hill Road, Wappinger, NY 12590). The Ceremony will be on Monday, May 27, starting at 2:00 PM. Veterans from our community will be represented in the laying of the wreaths ceremony, a changing of the Town of Wappinger War Monument flag by the New Hackensack Fire Company, and other heart felt tributes will be made for our fallen service men and women. The Town is honored to have the Hudson Valley Council BSA Band return to play patriotic tunes to accompany our ceremony. 
Village of Wappingers Falls Memorial Day Ceremony – The Village of Wappingers Falls and American Legion Post 427 will be hosting their Ceremony on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at 11:00 am. The ceremony will be located at Mesier Park, East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Join the Village, American Legion, & VFW for the Memorial Day Services which will also include honoring local veterans.
Hughsonville Hamlet Memorial Day Service - The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hughsonville Fire District invite you to join them for their annual Memorial Day service at the Hughsonville Fire Station at 88 Old Hopewell Road on Monday, May 27, starting at 12:30am.