The Big Read, a program designed to restore reading to the center of American culture with be hosting Edgar Allan Poe inspired events in Newburgh. Check out the list of events that will be happening around the City from October 13 to November 7. All events are free. Mark your calendars.
Wed, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. a book discussion of Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe at the library, 124 Grand St. Dr. Jessica Gerson is the scholar for the book discussion and books in English and Spanish are available for checkout. Registration is suggested, call 8455633613 or 5633618 or go to www.newburghlibrary.org
Mon., Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. a program called “Ghost Detective” features local police detective Michael Worden who investigates cases involving the living and the dead. Newburgh Library Auditorium
Sat., Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. discover the history of the Old Town Cemetery on Liberty St. on a “Cemetery Walk” with Newburgh city historian Mary McTamaney. Did you know that Poe proposed to his fiancée Sarah in a graveyard? Meet in Newburgh Library Lobby
Sun., Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. “Pop Culture in the Age of Poe” features with music of the Romantic Era with vocalist Lydia Adams Davis, keyboardist Ruthann Schempf and violinist Emily Faxon. Newburgh Library Auditorium.
Sun., Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. Dances of the 1800s-learn traditional dances that were popular during Poe’s time. Audience participation is encouraged. The program is presented by Homespun Community Dancing. Newburgh Library Auditorium.