Join us for our Speaker Series at Desmond Campus
Winter Wildlife Survival
How is it that deer, wood frogs, or even praying mantis survive
the winter? Learn how our backyard neighbors endure the winter with
no clothing, grocery stores, or furnaces!
Tuesday, Feb. 2; 1-3 pm; P. Cutul; Fee: $15; Snow date: Thursday,
Receiving the French: The French Role in the American
To assist the Americans in their war against the crown, the French
gave them firearms, clothes and soldiers. Explore the reasons why
they accepted an alliance and the role they played in
Friday, Feb. 5; 11 am-Noon; Fee: $10
On Downing Park
This lecture will highlight the influence of Andrew Jackson
Downing on the park’s original designers, Calvert Vaux and
Frederick Law Olmsted. Dr. McCarthy will trace the development of
the park from its original design in 1897 through the present and
describe the future plans for this City of Newburgh jewel.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 1-2 pm; K. Eberle-McCarthy; Fee: $10; Snow date:
The Dutchess County and Orange County
Learn of the pivotal role played by the men and boys of the
mid-Hudson Valley during the largest battle ever fought in North
America. With the fate of a nation hanging in the balance, Orange
County and Dutchess County answered the call. Hear the thrilling
story unfold, as recounted by those who were there--from each side
of the mighty river, to each end of the Union line.
Thursday, Feb. 18; 10 am-Noon; D. Topps; Fee: $15; Snow date: Feb.
The Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment offers non-credit,
life-enriching education geared toward the adult learner. Browse
our website to learn more about our Community Education, Day Trips, Speaker Series, Road Scholars, and L.I.F.E. programs (for 55+), or download our most
recent catalog to browse courses. You can register
online, mail in the registration form from the catalog, or call
us to register at 845-565-2076. For more information, please email
or call 845-565-2076.