Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events:

The Mahopac Writers Ongoing Workshop – Event Type: Weekly workshop for writers. Start Time: 6:45 PM End Time: 8:45 PM Description: A self-managed/peer support writing workshop. No age limit. No genre limits. (There may be some limit on taste, ie, in favor of ‘good taste’, in language and subject matter.) Bring your writing, read and discuss it with other writers. –You might be limited to six minutes for reading and five minutes for discussion, as per time limitations. We also discuss general writing issues. Library: Mahopac Public Library Location: Periodicals Room (2nd floor) Contact: Vin Dacquino 845-206-7703 Presenter: Vincent Dacquino

Mahopac Public Library
668 Route Six
Mahopac, NY 10541

More Events:

  • ONGOING: Vin Dacquino to host Veterans' Writing Workshop Monthly
    July 31, 2018

    Author Vin Dacquino will be hosting studio workshop for veterans on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Patterson Recreation Center. All veterans are welcome to attend. Experience is not necessary. Admission is free. Join us every month to share your work

    John F. Bourges, Program Coordinator
    The PFC Joseph P. Dwyer
    VET2VET Program of Putnam County
    P.O. Box 574
    Brewster, NY 10509
    845-278-VETS (8387)

    Pace University Conference Center

    White Plains,

    September 11, 2018

    Vin Dacquino will be offering a new class at WCC titled, "THE WRITERS' CIRCLE." This course will offer writers an opportunity to share written work, written for pleasure or publishing, in a non-threatening environment of fellow writers. The instructor, published author Vin Dacquino, will also offer editorial advice in the classroom and in one-to-one emails. Six consecutive classes will be held on Wednesdays starting Sept 11, 2018 and ending on Wed. Oct 16. CANCELLED

    Westchester Community College

    Valhalla, NY

  • Annual Fall Back Into Scouting at Veterans Memorial Park
    September 15, 2018

    Author Vin Dacquino will discuss Sybil Ludington with over 75 girl scouts and their parents and group leaders on Saturday, Sept 15 at 12:30 pm at the Veterans Memorial Park on Gipsy Trail Road in Carmel, NY.


  • Dacquino to Speak at Putnam Valley Historical Society's Halloween Event
    October 24, 2018

    On Wednesday, October 24th, the Putnam Valley Historical Society will feature Vin Dacquino, author of Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley: An Investigative Journey at their annual Halloween program at 7:00 pm. The event will be held at the schoolhouse museum on Peekskill Hollow Road.

    Putnam Valley Historical Society
    301 Peekskill Hollow Road
    P.O. Box 297
    Putnam Valley, NY 10579
    Ph. 845-528-1024


  • Freight House Cafe' to Become Fright House
    October 26, 2018

    Author Vin Dacquino will haunt the Freight House on Saturday, October 26 with his tales of the supernatural. rumor has it he will reveal the ghosts who haunt the cafe'. A regular and special menu will be offered which will of course include a selection of wines and beers. Festivities begin at 7. The cafe' is located on Route 6 in Mahopac just south of the intersection of Rt. 6 and Rt. 6N


  • Vin to Host Writing Gala for VET2VET Program
    November 10, 2018

    Vin will be a host in the writing portion of the Second Annual Veterans Art, Music and Writing Gala to be held at the Studio Around the Corner on 67 Main Street, Brewster NY. The Writing segment will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 12 PM until 2 PM. and is open to the public.


  • Dacquino to conduct workshop for BOCES Career Day
    November 16, 2018

    Author Vin Dacquino will be offering a workshop on writing as a career for high school students at the BOCES Annual Career Conference to be held on Friday November 16, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 PM. The goal of the day is to have speakers use their life experiences to help high school students raise an awareness about all the opportunities that exist within the students fields of interest upon graduating from HS.

    Southern Westchester BOCES
    65 Grasslands Road,
    Valhalla,, 10595

  • Young Authors Master Class
    December 4, 2018

    The Master Class is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at P/NW BOCES.

    BOCES Education Center


  • BOCES Young Authors Conference: WRITING BEYOND LIMITS
    March 12, 2019

    Young Authors Conference, Writing BEYOND LIMITS is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Westchester Community College. The snow date is March 13.
    Workshop #2: Finding Your Writing Niche'
    Presenter: Vin Dacquino

    Are you a novelist, short story writer, poet, lyricist? Do you write for children or adults? What are your writing strengths and weaknesses? In this interactive workshop, your writing skills will be put to a test. Bring your pen and paper or laptop and a willingness to test your limits and share the results.

    Westchester Community College

    Valhalla, NY

  • Dacquino to Speak at Keeler's Tavern Garden House in Fairfield, Conn.
    April 21, 2019

    Vince Dacquino to introduce his new book at The Garden House at the Keeler Tavern Museum. the date has been tentatively set for Sunday, April 21. Details to follow.


  • Bus Trip for Fulmar Road fourth graders hosted by Vin Dacquino
    April 25, 2019

    Vin Dacquino will once again take fourth grade students from Fulmar Road School in Mahopac, NY, on a Sybil Ludington bus trip. The tour will include the Red Mills Park, The Veterans' Museum, Sybil's former home and mill site, a one-room schoolhouse, and Sybil's statue. The trip is planned for April 25 and 26, 2019

    Fulmar road elementary School
    Fulmar road
    Mahopac, , NY 10541

  • Vin Dacquino to appear on LOCALLY SOURCED
    April 26, 2019

    Vin Dacquino to appear on LOCALLY SOURCED, a Comcast Channel 8 production hosted by Armanda Famiglietti. the show will tape on April 26, 2019 and air shortly thereafter. Dacquino will discuss his newly released book on Sybil Ludington published by History Press.


  • Dacquino to Speak at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
    April 28, 2019

    Vin Dacquino will speak on Sunday, April 28. 2019 about his new book on Sybil Ludington at the Tompkins Corners Cultural Center. Details to follow.

    729 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
    phone: (845) 528-7280 email: info@tompkinscorners.org


  • 2018 Edition of On MY MIND to include Dacquino introduction
    May 15, 2019

    Vin Dacquino has agreed to write the introduction to the highly acclaimed, ON MY MIND book 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.


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