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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

Santa at the Galleria Mall

An American Sign Language interpreter will be on site at Poughkeepsie Galleria’s Santa set to assist with interpreting and translating services.  This special service comes as a result of a partnership between Taconic Resources for Independence, Dutchess County Government’s ThinkDIFFERENTLY initiative and Poughkeepsie Galleria. 

 

Sunday, December 16th 11:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday, December 23rd 11:00am – 1:00pm

 

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Community Calendar ( List View )

December 16, 2018
  • Visit with Santa Interpreter Service December 16, 2018  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall, 2001 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

    An American Sign Language Interpreter will be on site at Poughkeepsie Galleria's Santa set to assist with interpreting and translating services. This special service comes as a result of a partnership between Taconic Resources for Independence, Dutchess County Government's ThinkDIFFERENTLY initiative and Poughkeepsie Galleria.
    For information on holiday hours, visiting Santa Claus, the annual Santa Cares event and the many holiday happenings please visit Poughkeepsie Galleria's website

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

December 2018

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  • Poughkeepise Galleria Photo Session with Santa
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  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
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  • Polar Express at Lyceum
  • Annual Shop with a Cop at the Poughkeepsie Galleria
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  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
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Universal Park Equipment

Congratulations to Sidney Scoralick, James Ryan and Ulises Olmedo. Special thanks to  their teacher Kimberly Sweck, Arlington High School, Teacher-Engineering and Cameron Tuller, a junior at the time, who helped  the team with the physical construction of the project. 

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