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The proceeds from all these events benefit the lives of the people with disabilities that we serve.

2017 Upcoming Events:


SEPTEMBER 13: MONTICELLO MOTOR CLUB CHALLENGE

Monticello Motor Club, Monticello
An exclusive adrenaline-fueled driving experience



OCTOBER: 12: HUDSON VALLEY MAGAZINE’S BEST OF HUDSON VALLEY® PARTY

The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie
Abilities First, the 2017 Charity Beneficiary, will be offering discounted tickets to the Hudson Valley Magazine’s Best of Hudson Valley® Party, an annual event showcasing the region’s most renowned restaurants, wine and spirits, spas, shops, services, entertainment and more! Join us for great food, live music, DJ's and dancing, and every type of sweets you can imagine. Abilities First will be raffling off prizes donated by the winners!



October 27: ABILITIES FIRST SIGNATURE EVENT

Shadows on the Hudson, Poughkeepsie
Join Abilities First for a one-of-a-kind Hudson Valley event of cocktails, progressive dining, and a pulsating nightclub experience.



November 28: GIVING TUESDAY & NEW YORK GIVES DAY

A global day of giving. Donate to Abilities First.




Past Events:

JULY 22: DUTCHESS DRAGON RACE & FESTIVAL

Hudson River Rowing Association Dock, Poughkeepsie
Come meet us along the Hudson River and cheer on staff and participants as they row the Abilities First dragon boat across the finish line.


JUNE 26: ABILITIES FIRST GOLF CLASSIC

Powelton Club, Newburgh
Golf tournament with course specialties and prizes



JUNE 10, 2017: THINK DIFFERENT DASH

Main St., Poughkeepsie
The THINK DIFFERENTLY Dash, is a 1 mile run for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. The race is part of the Walkway Marathon Race Series, which also includes a marathon, half-marathon, and 5K. Abilities First is a proud sponsor of the THINK DIFFERENTLY Dash.

Join the Abilities First Team at the ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash on Saturday, June 10. ALL ABILITIES are encouraged to participate! Run, walk, or roll the 1 mile on Main St., Poughkeepsie. Registration $10. Meet at 9 am. Race begins at 10 am. For more info or to get an application, click here to contact us now. *To join the AF team, please do not register online. We will register as a group.

View Flyer Here >>



May 20 & 21: HUDSON VALLEY KIDVENTURE

11 AM - 4 PM
Civic Center Plaza & Market Street, Poughkeepsie
The first annual Hudson Valley KidVenture, hosted by The Chamber Foundation, will help children of all ages explore and discover the Hudson Valley, featuring kid-friendly vendors, hands-on activities, demonstrations, performances, and much more. Abilities First is proud to be the Accessibility & Inclusion Sponsor. Vendors have been asked to sign the Pledge to Power and to consider how they can make their booths and activities more accessible and inclusive to all attendees. Visit our table and sign the Pledge!


May 17: HUDSON VALLEY GIVES DAY

A one-day event celebrating giving across the Hudson Valley. Donate to Abilities First. The impact of your gift to build an adaptive playground for children with disabilities will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to a $30,000 challenge gift.


MAy 11: ABILITIES FIRST 2017 ANNUAL COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie
A community gathering to celebrate the Abilities First mission


APRIL 7: ABILITIES FIRST WING FLING 2017

Have fun and raise funds for Abilities First! Endless wings, DJ, giveaways, raffles and more!
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MARCH 4: ABILITIES FIRST: A SHOWCASE OF RESOURCES FOR ENRICHMENT & INCLUSION

FREE event bring resources and unique services or products that meet the everyday needs and interests of families, individuals or caregivers for those with any disability. View Flyer



February 17 - 19: SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2017 STATE WINTER GAMES

More than 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the state will participate in the 2017 State Winter Games, featuring competitions in Alpine Skiing, Cross- Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey and Snowshoe. Abilities First is a proud sponsor of the 2017 New York State Winter Games. Read More



For sponsorship opportunities, contact DANA HAMMOND at 845.485.9803 ext. 384 or by email.