PATRIOT HERO BOOK TOUR-V.T. Dacquino (updated 8/2

Dacquino Sets Book Tour for Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley
  • 2019 Edition of On MY MIND book launch to include Dacquino Keynote speech.
May 15, 2019 Vin Dacquino has agreed to be the KEYNOTE Speaker for the highly acclaimed, ON MY MIND book launch of collected works by high school students. The Book Launch will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Kennedy/Catholic High School in Somers, NY. A book-signing of Vin’s new book, Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley, will be conducted during the pizza party with proceeds of the book’s sales donated to the OMM project.
  • Dacquino to be Featured Artist for Hudson Valley Writers Open Mic Night on Friday
May 17, 2019 Vin Dacquino, author of the newly released, Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington, will be the featured writer at the group’s Friday Night open mic night at 7:30 pm. The theme for the evening is “Legends Come to Life—the Living, the Dead, and the Purely Fictional.” Dacquino will present the facts and fiction of Sybil’s life from her ride in 1777 to her death at 77. The group meets at 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 at the Philipse Manor Station
  • Book Signing at Pawling Public Library
May 21, 2019 Vin Dacquino will be talking about his new book, Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley, and signing copies on May 21 in the library annex from 7 pm to 8 pm. Pawling Public Library, 11 Broad Street, Pawling, NY 12564-1502
  • Dacquino at Barnes and Noble in Mohegan Lake
June 1, 2019 Vin will do an author signing at the Barnes & Noble book store on June 1- 2 pm,  at 3089 E Main Street, Mohegan Lane, NY June 4, 2019  Mahopac Public Library . 7 pm – 668 Route Six Mahopac, NY 10541| Phone: 845-628-2009 | Fax: 845-628-0672 Third Floor community room
  • Eastchester/Tuckahoe Rotary Club to Host Author
June 12, 2019 The Eastchester/Tuckahoe Rotary Club will host Vin Dacquino on June 12 at 12:15 at CIAO Restaurant 5 John R Albanese Pl Eastchester, NY 10709 for a discussion of his new book, PATRIOT HERO OF THE HUDSON VALLEY
  • Dacquino to Receive Putnam County Award
June 14, 2019 Vin Dacquino has been chosen to be honored with the The Local History Publication Award at the 2019 Putnam County Day Ceremony. Awards on this day are given in recognition of exemplary work and dedication to recording and preserving the history of Putnam County. Through his continued dedication to primary source research and recent publication of PATRIOT HERO OF THE HUDSON VALLEY: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington, the Historian’s Office has chosen to honor him. The award will be given on the County’s 207th birthday on June 14, 2019 at 10 am at the Historic Courthouse, 44 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY.
  • Book Signing at BOOK COVE in Pawling, NY
June 15, 2019 Book Cove Book Store, 11 am- Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling, NY
  • Dacquino to Sign Books at Northshire Books in Saratoga Springs, NY
July 16 , 2019 Author Vin Dacquino will give a PowerPoint presentation on his new book, PATRIOT HERO OF THE HUDSON VALLEY: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington at the Reed Memorial Library on July 16 at 7 pm. The library is located on 1733 Rte. 6, Carmel, NY July 20, 2019 Vin Dacquino will be signing books at Northshire Books at 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York, on July 20 at 7 pm.
  • Haunted Hudson Valley with Vin Dacquino at Patterson Library
July 28, 2019 Barnard Books, 10-12- 3 Church Street, New Paltz, NY 12561 August 27 Vin will present a Power-Point presentation on Sybil Ludington to Carmel School administrators at 10:15 at the Tilly Foster Farm Oct 3 Vin will address the  Carmel Rotary at George’s at 11:30 am in Carmel, NY Sept 21 Vin will take part in a “Meet the Authors” at the John C. Hart Library in Shrub Oak, NY SEPT 26, 2019 Vin Dacquino will give a PowerPoint presentation at 7 pm on SEPT 26, 2019 at 690 Route 9W in Fort Montgomery, NY to discuss his new book, Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington October 16, 2019 St. Patrick’s School 483 Old Post Road in Bedford to host Vin Dacquino for two school assemblies on Sybil Ludington October 17, 2019 Vin Dacquino will make a ghostly appearance at the Patterson Library, 1167 Route 311 PO Box 418, Patterson, New York on October 17 at 7 pm. Dacquino will discuss his paranormal experiences with the audience and recount the incidents that led up to his book, Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley: An Investigative Journey, published by History Press. Dacquino also published the recently released investigative journey into the life of Sybil Ludington, Hero Patriot of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington, also published by History Press. The public is welcomed to attend.
  • St. Paul’s to Feature Author Vin Dacquino
October 20, 2019 The Peekskill Museum will host Vin from 2-4 at 124 Union Ave., Peekskill, NY October 26, 2019 Dacquino will speak at St. Paul’s Historic Center 897 South Columbus Avenue Mount Vernon, NY 10550 at 1 pm on Oct 26
  • DAR of Bronxville to Host Vin Dacquino
November 1, 2019 Dacquino discusses Chief Nimham with fourth graders at the Austin Road School in Mahopac, NY November  20, 2019 Author to speak at the Tuckahoe Public Library in conjunction with the Tuckahoe Historical Society at 6:30 pm November 22, 2019 Vin Dacquino will speak to students at the Annual BOCES Career Day from 9:30 AM TO 1:30 pm at the BOCES Tech Center in Valhalla, NY December 4, 2019 Select students from schools in Westchester and Putnam County will participate in A Master Class at the Northern Westchester BOCES Center in Yorktown where their work will be edited by author Vin Dacquino and other writing professionals. January 11, 2020 The Putnam County Museum in Cold Spring, NY will host a lecture by author Vin Dacquino on his book, HAUNTINGS OF THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY at 5 PM. April 4, 2020 Vin Dacquino, author of Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington will meet with the Anne Hutchinson Chapter of the DAR at the Bronxville Library, 201 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708 on April 4, 2020 at 1 pm in the Yeager Room.


Dacquino Sets Book Tour for Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley

March 12- Young Authors’ Conference- 8-1- Westchester Community College (Public NOT Invited)

March 31- John Mac Radio Show- 6 pm- On Line

April 2- Yorktown Town Board meeting- 7 pm-  at the John C Hart Library 1130 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY 10588

April 5- Antipodean Books- 6:30 pm- 29 Garrison Landing, Garrison, NY (Public Invited)
April 6- Putnam County History Museum- 5 pm- 63 Chestnut St., Cold Spring, NY 845-265-4010- (Public Invited)
April 7- Keeler Tavern Garden House- 2 pm- 132 Main St., Ridgefield conn.,203-438-5485- (Public Invited)
April 10- Locally Sourced TV interview with Armanda Famiglietta- Comcast Channel 21-Available on

April 12- Fort William Henry Hotel Conference Center- 7 pm- Lake George NY

April 20- Split Rock Books- 6 pm- 97 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 845-265-2080 (Public invited)
April 24- Kent Historical Society monthly meeting- 6:30 pm- Kent Cliffs Firehouse, Rt. 301, Kent Cliffs, NY (Public Invited)
April 28- Tompkins Corners Cultural Center 2pm Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY (Public Invited)

April 30-   Taconic Postcard Club- 7:15 pm- 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown, NY, 2nd floor,
May 8 and 9- Fulmar Road Elementary School- Sybil Ludington bus tour- 9-1- (Public NOT Invited)
May 10 Mahopac Middle School Career Day Fair- 8:30-Noon- Mahopac MS,425 Baldwin Place Rd. Mahopac, NY (Public NOT Invited)

May 9- John C. Hart Library- 7:30 pm- 1130 Main St. Shrub Oak, NY

May 11 Putnam Valley Library- 2 pm- Oscawana Rd. Putnam-Valley, NY
May 15- Northeast Westchester Rotary Club- OMM Book Launch- 5:30 to 7:30- J F Kennedy High School, Somers, NY (Public NOT Invited)

May 17- Hudson Valley Writers – 7:30 pm- Featured Artist- Open Mic Friday- GPS: Philipse Manor Station- Sleepy Hollow, NY(public invited)

May 21- Pawling Public Library- 7 pm- 11Broad Street, Pawling, NY (Public Invited)

June 1- Barnes and Noble- 2 pm Mohegan Lake, NY (Public Invited)

June 4- Mahopac Library 6:30 pm (Public Invited)

June 12- Eastchester/Tuchahoe Rotary- 12:15 pm

June 14- Award at County Courthouse, 44 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY 10 am

June 15- BOOK COVE Book Store- 11 am Pawling, NY

July 20- Northshire Books, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

Oct 17- Patterson Library, 1167 Rout 311 PO Box 418 Patterson, NY 7 pm Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley

Oct 26- St. Paul’s Historic Site- 1 pm- 897 South Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon, NY (Public Invited)

April 4, 2020- Bronxville DAR- 1 pm- Bronxville Library (Yeager Room), Bronxville, NY

The 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Book Fair

Strand Theatre presents
The 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Book Fair
“Let’s Talk About Books”
The power of a story becomes magnified when it is shared.

The historic Strand Theater in Hudson Falls, New York is the host site for the community’s 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Book Fair “Let’s Talk About Books” Admission is free to the public for this event set for Friday, November 23 featuring four North Country authors who have written books for children and young adults.

Let’s Talk About Books is the perfect opportunity to pick up a uniquely personalized gift in time for the holidays during a special afternoon event the whole family can enjoy. As a bonus there will also be some special give-a-ways. The Strand Theatre is located at 210 Main Street, Hudson Falls, New York.

Authors participating in the 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Book Fair include:

Gary & Carol VanRiper are the co-author and illustrator for The Adirondack Kids® series of children’s books. Written and published with their son, Justin VanRiper, what began as a fun family writing project has over the years become a family-owned company with more than 160,000 copies in the series sold. The VanRipers will be sharing a brief behind-the-scenes look at the story behind their stories!

John W. Nassivera event creator and the author of two fiction titles set in Hudson Falls, The Garden Raid and newly published Chain Links: We’re Better Together. John W. Nassivera will be introducing his new novel Chain Links: We’re Better Together through a live musical performance.

DJ Renner is the author of the historical fiction book The Adventures of Silas Freethorn: A Puritan Tale set in mid 1600s North America. He has also written two contemporary fiction titles set in the Adirondacks, Raising Dad, Using Middle School Rules and soon to be released Little Land of Loose Ends. He will share his inspiration for becoming a writer and be assisted by Schuylerville MS Students who will introduce each book.

Vincent T. Dacquino is the author of a biography on Revolutionary War heroine, Sybil Ludington titled Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms. He has also published Haunting of the Hudson River Valley: an Investigative Journey. His new book, Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington will be released on April 1, 2019. He is also the author of several Young Adult and Children’s books.  

The theatre doors open at 1 p.m. with the opportunity to meet and greet all the authors who will be on hand until 5:30 p.m. to autograph and personalize their books.

From 2-3 p.m. each author will take turns on the stage offering unique insight into their work through art, video, live music and spoken word.

“Lend A Hand With A Can” Please consider bringing a can of food to support Doreen’s Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry, Inc. Donations are always appreciated at any time of year to help support The Strand Theatre so their good work continues in the community.