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Art Along the Hudson. Each month the art cities along the Hudson River celebrate the arts - 100 miles of art. The year is filled with great art shows, events, open studio tours, awards and more. On the website, click on the different cities and to their websites for their current art shows, concerts, and more. www.artalongthehudson.com
Belleayre Music Festival. July 5, 2014 – August 30, 2014. World class performers in Catskill Mountain setting. Check online for schedule. Belleayre Mountain Ski Center,181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount; 254-5600, Ext. 1344; 800-942-6904; email@example.com www.belleayremusic.org
Concerts on the Green. May, 2014 – September, 2014. Share the music of local musicians and enjoy a free family oriented event on Saturdays. “The Green”, corner of Rt. 212 and Rock City Rd., Woodstock; 1-5pm; Check website for the entire summer schedule www.woodstockchamber.com/concerts-on-the-green/concerts-on-the-green.html
Hudson River Valley Ramble, 15th Annual. September Weekends 2014. www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com
Maverick Concerts. June 21, 2014 – September 7, 2014. America’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival. Maverick Concert Hall, Maverick Road, Woodstock; 679-8217; www.maverickconcerts.org
Mount Tremper Annual Arts Summer Festival. July 11, 2014 – August 23, 2014. Contemporary artists working in dance, theater, poetry, music, and conceptual and visual art will share adventurous new works developed through intensive residencies. Mount Tremper Arts, 647 South Plank Rd., Mount Tremper; 688-9893; Check website for the entire summer schedule www.mounttremperarts.org
"Shine on Saugerties". June 2014 – September 7, 2014. This year's public art event is the 35 solar-powered lighthouses decorated by local artists and sponsored by local businesses are installed throughout the village business district. A "Shine on Saugerties Gala and Auction" will take place on Saturday, September 20, at SPAF (Saugerties Performing Arts Factory), 169 Ulster Ave, Saugerties; 5pm; www.discoversaugerties.com
The D & H Canal Historical Society's Sunday Flea Market. Mid-April – November 2014 (weather permitting). This always-changing, eclectic flea market offers antiques and collectibles, local crafts, food and junque for the discriminating collector and the inveterate browsers. 9am-4pm; Grady Park, Rte. 213, High Falls; 9am-4pm; 810-0471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Jonicollyn@aol.com www.canalmuseum.org/Sunday%20market.html
First Fridays - Village of Saugerties. Great music in unusual places, lively cocktail tastings and sips of local microbrews. Art lovers linger on the sidewalk while shoppers find designer clothing & great things for the home. It's a one-of-a-kind First Friday where elegance and apple pie mix it up, where scrappy meets sophisticated. 5-10pm; www.facebook.com/SaugertiesFirstFriday www.ihgallery.com
First Fridays - Saugerties Sunset Concerts Series. June 6, 2014 – September 5, 2014. A summer series of 4 sunset concerts . . . "where the mountain meets the river". Tina Chorvas Waterfront Park, Saugerties June-August, SPAF (Saugerties Performing Arts Factory), 169 Ulster Ave., Saugerties September; 246-5306; www.facebook.com/pages/Saugerties-Sunset-Concert-Series-2013/112348005515498
3rd Fridays - Kingston Night Market. April - October 2014. The shops and galleries on Lower Broadway will host a mix of fun, art, music, food, and wine in the form of a Parisian style antique market. So come down to the Historic Kingston Waterfront and look for the bright lights and tents. Lower Broadway between McEntee Street & the Strand, Kingston; 6-10pm; For more info, contact Rebekah Milne 331-3902, Nancy Donskoj 338-8473 or B.C. Gee 339-6925
Saturdays, Ongoing - Pallet Puppet Theatre Story Time. An interactive puppet theatre show where kids interact with their puppets learning a variety of interesting things. Children ages 3-11 years learn how to make puppets out of cardboard boxes and recycled materials then put on an educational puppet show using the Spanish language. They are encourage to learn the language and are engaged in speaking Spanish with their puppets. Free. The Green Palette, 215 Main St. (inside the Medusa Antique Center Bldg.), New Paltz;1-3pm; 594-8476. www.the-green-palette.com
First Saturdays - 1658 Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour. May – October 2014. Departs Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery, Corner of Main and Wall Streets.1pm; $10 adult; $5 child under 16. For information call 339-0720; www.fohk.org
First Saturdays - Kingston Art Receptions. Held throughout Kingston in various galleries. Arts Society of Kingston (A.S.K.); 5pm-8pm; 338-0331; www.askforarts.org
First Saturday - 1658 Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour. May – October 2014. Guided tour of the largest intact early Dutch Settlement in New York State. $10, $5 under 16. Friends of Historic Kingston, Wall & Main St., Kingston; 2pm; 339-0720; www.fohk.org
Second Fridays - Woodstock Nights. July – October. Stroll through Woodstock, visit shops, enjoy the food, listen to the music and view the art. Woodstock businesses will stay open late and offer special night time deals and promotions. Restaurants will create “small bites” for visitors to sample at reasonable prices, artists will be creating “pop up” art shows and musicians will perform at various spots. 6pm-10pm. www.artalongthehudson.com/woodstock
Second Saturdays - Woodstock Poetry Society and Festival. A Woodstock Second Saturday event featuring guest poets. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street Road, Woodstock; 2pm; For info contact Phillip Levine at 246-8565; email@example.com www.woodstockpoetry.com
3rd Saturdays - Phoenicia Art Openings. Bring a dish, it's a pot-luck affair. Arts Upstairs Gallery, Main Street, Phoenicia; 6-9pm; firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Saturdays - Movies With Spirit. Hollywood and independent films that awaken our sense of joy and wonder, inspire love and compassion, and evoke a deeper sense of connection with each other and with life itself. 7 p.m. on the third Saturday of every month across Ulster and Dutchess counties; 389-9201; Check www.movieswithspirit.com or www.facebook.com/MoviesWithSpirit for monthly films and locations.
Last Saturdays - Rondout National Historic Walking Tour in Kingston. May - October 2014. A narrated tour of a thriving Hudson River port during the heyday of the Delaware & Hudson Canal. Departs Heritage Area Visitor Center, 20 Broadway, Rondout, Kingston. 1pm; $5 adult; $2 child under 16. For information call 339-0720; www.fohk.org
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1 New Year’s Day Snowshoe Waterfall Outing. Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an approximately two and a half mile snowshoe hike along the scenic Awosting Falls carriage road. $5 snowshoe reservation. Minnewaska State Preserve Park, 5281 Route 44-55, Kerhonkson; 1-4:30pm; 255-0752; www.lakeminnewaska.org
1 6th Annual New Year's Day Musical Ritual Event. Join Amy McTear and over 25 musicians on a musical journey through a soundscape of drums, flute, didgeridoo, symphonic gong, crystal singing bowls and more. Meditations for healing grief, aligning with inner guidance, envisioning and empowering collective change. $25/$20 in advance. Epworth Center, 8 Epworth Lane, High Falls; 3pm; Call Amy at 388-0632 or email@example.com ; 687-0215; www.epworthcenter.com
11 Winter Wings. Birding for children ages 5 & up. Free. Reservations required. Mohonk Preserve, Rt. 44/55, Gardiner\; 10-11:30am; For info & reservations 255-0919; www.mohonkpreserve.org/events/winter-wings-birding-children
12 Scout Day at Belleayre Mountain. For Scouts & immediate family. Bring valid Scout ID. Discounted lift tickets $38, rentals $23, group lessons $15. Reserve for groups of 15+. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount; 9am-4pm; 254-5600; www.belleayre.com/company/calendar.htm
15-February 15 Early Registration YMCA Indoor Triathlon. $20 early registration ends, $50 late registration after February 15. Event date: March 2. This event is geared for all abilities and ages starting at 12 & up. You can do this. 15 min swim, 20 minute bike, 20 minute track run. YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston; 338-3810. www.ymcaulster.org
17-20 Frost Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Family Weekend. A winter wonderland of fun: skiing, skating, tubing, and hot cocoa by the fire. 2 or 3 night packages. Frost Valley YMCA. 2000 Frost Valley Rd. Claryville; 985-2291; www.frostvalley.org/group-and-family-retreats/family-weekends/
18 3rd Annual Brook's Chicken BBQ Fundraiser. Have the winter blues? Come up and join us for 1/2 chicken or rib dinners. Eat in and visit with your neighbors or take to go, the choice is up to you. $12. Woodstock Fire Co.1, 242 Tinker St., Woodstock; 3-6pm; call 679-2927 to purchase your tickets in advance to ensure dinner availability.
19 Shandaken Primitive Biathlon. The event will consist of a 1.25 mile course and 4 shooting stations with 2 shots per station. The course will be a timed event where the number of scored targets will subtract time from a competitor's overall time. An extra minute will be subtracted if a competitor wears 1800s era attire. Competitors will be divided into 4 age groups: 1) 12-16 years old, 2) 17-40 years old, 3) 41-59 years old, 4) 60 years old & over. There will be prizes awarded for the first place in each age group, and a special prize will be awarded to the youth group winner. There will also be an un-timed woodswalk division for those wanting to just snowshoe and shoot the course. Tomahawk and Sharpshooter competitions will be included as separate events. The Upper Esopus Fish & Game Club, Little Peck Hollow Road, Oliverea; 9am-Noon; For more info and to register: www.shandakenprimitivebiathlon.net
23 (Snow date February 6) 1st Annual Kingston Health Summit. Activities Include: State of Kingston’s Health address from Mayor Shayne Gallo, Words from the leadership of the Kingston City School District, a performance by POOK and Energy, a Healthy Taste of Kingston Reception where local restaurants will offer healthy appetizers, free physical activities, healthy eating demos,kids activities, and a health fair where local health-focused organizations will be exhibitors. Childcare will be provided. Kingston High School, 403 Broadway, Kingston; 5:30-8:30pm; For schedule and more details visit www.livewellkingston.org/1st-annual-kingston-health-summit.html
24 Annual Winter Benefit Concert for The Food Bank of The Hudson Valley. A tradition since 2009. Hosted by Professor Louie & The Crowmatix - Miss Marie, Gary Burke, Frank Campbell,Josh Colow and special guests. Come out and have a good time and help others in the Hudson Valley neighborhood. Admission $15. Please bring non-perishable food items. All food will go to The Caring Hands Soup Kitchen and Portion of proceeds will go to The Food Bank Of The Hudson Valley. BSP Lounge, 323 Wall Street, Kingston; 9pm; For info call 481-5158; www.bspkingston.com
25 Annual Local Ingredient Chili Challenge. Enter your best chili using at least five local ingredients for a chance to win in several categories including Best Home Chef, Best Vegetarian, People's Choice, Most Creative, and Best Professional. Friendly rivalries and snarky banter in the courtyard make this one of our best, most energetic events of the year. Tickets to taste will be sold at the event and all proceeds go to St. Joseph’s Food Pantry which feeds hundreds of local families. Water Street Market, 10 Main St., New Paltz; noon-3pm; 255-1403 or to enter or volunteer email firstname.lastname@example.org www.waterstreetmarket.com
25 “Wining for a New Library”. Grab a friend, come out and have a great time and support your local Highland library. Please join us for a fundraising event to benefit the Highland Library Capital Campaign for a new Library building. $20 per ticket gets you a tasting of 5 of Robibero’s Vineyard’s fantastic wines, as well as light refreshments. There will also be raffle tickets to win some fabulous donated prizes. Additional wine will be available to purchase. Robibero Family Vineyards, 714 Albany Post Rd., New Paltz; 5-8pm; To purchase tickets, please contact Melissa Burdash at 242-6912 or email@example.com. You can also call or stop by the Highland Library.
January 25 (Snow date January 26) Pot Roast Dinner. Come join us for a delicious pot roast supper. Menu includes pot roast, real mashed potatoes and gravy, red cabbage, sourdough bread and homemade apple desserts. Reservations are highly suggested. Adults $12, Children $5, Kids under 5 free. It’s a great deal: awesome food, no clean-up and no tip. Snow date: Proceeds from the sale will help the Woodstock Reformed Church continue to fund its ministries, including partnership with the following Greater Woodstock Community: Daily Meals on Wheels, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Overeaters Anonymous, The Woodstock Good Neighbor Food Pantry and other organizations. The Woodstock Reformed Church, 16 Tinker Street, Woodstock; Dinner seating starts at 5:30pm and Takeout will be available at 6pm; Call 246-6777 or 679-6610 for reservations.
28 Leisurely Hike or Snowshoe. Take a walk with Ginny Fauci on the newly opened section of the Rosendale Rail Trail over the trestle bridge. Call or email for time and meeting place. 399-2170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
29 Happy Hour On The Rondout. To benefit The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History. Open Bar, Appetizers, and Raffle. Bring your friends and make it a party. Mariner's Harbor, 1 Broadway, Rondout, Kingston; 6-8pm; Advance tickets: $30/person, $50/couple; Walk-ins welcome $30/per person at the door. Call 338-8131, or online at www.rehercenter.org
29 Shiva Arms. The award-winning one-person play by Doug Motel takes audience members on a journey into the lives of 11 dysfunctional, yet compelling tenants living in a run-down apartment building in Hollywood CA. Proceeds from Shiva Arms benefit the Nusbaum Family of Rosendale. Tickets are $20. The Rosendale Theatre, 330 Main Street, Rosendale; 7pm; For more information contact Real Time Productions 418-6472; Advanced tickets may be purchased at www.RosendaleTheatre.org
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1 Subzero Heroes III – Polar Bear Plunge. An icy jump into a frozen lake to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. 10:30am – check in and set up tents. Coffee/snacks served under tents with patio heaters to keep non-jumpers toasty while watching. 12:15pm – jump starts. After, all heroes, sidekicks, and onlookers are welcome to the AFTERGLOW PARTY which will be held at the covered picnic area beside the lake. This will also be heated and food will be served and music provided by our friends at WBPM radio. Berean Park, Reservoir Rd., Highland; 10:00am-1:30pm; To register and for more info www.alzhudsonvalley.weebly.com/
1 2nd KMOCA Annual Fundraiser. Friends of Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art (KMOCA), this is your yearly chance to help support your favorite art space, party with your friends, and go home with an original piece of artwork. As you know, part of KMOCA's ongoing mission is to show art that needs to be seen, whether or not every show turns a profit. Our yearly fundraiser is the event that helps us meet basic operating expenses, so we can keep the space going and the artwork flowing. Here's how it works: come to the event, contribute $25 or $50, and walk away with an original piece of artwork. It's that simple. Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, 103 Abeel Street, Kingston; 2-7pm; email@example.com www.kmoca.com/home.php
1 Register for Ashokan Mid-Winter Break Kids Day Camp February 17-21. Ages 7-16. Deadline for registration and full payment is February 7th; 657-8333;
1 - 23 Pine Hill Arts & Crafts. Featuring local artists & artisans’ works for sale. Also pre-owned treasures, refreshments, games, arts & crafts, and social time. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St., Pine Hill; Saturdays 11am-7pm; Sundays 12:30-3:30pm; 254-5469; www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org
2 11th Annual Life Drawing Exhibit. Opening reception . If you would like an excuse to feel old, consider this: Unison’s popular Life Drawing Exhibit is now in its 11th Year. The show will be on display until February 23rd. Where has the time gone? Unison 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz; 4-6pm; 255-1559; www.unisonarts.org/news/2014/01/know/
February 7, 8, 9 2014 Winter Hoot. Registration is open and tickets are going fast. Dust off those dancing shoes because and Mike and Ruthy have rounded up an amazing lineup of musicians that will keep you in musical bliss all weekend long. In addition to three days of fantastic music, you'll find delicious local food and beer, a community farmer's market, guided hikes and blacksmith classes (provided by Ashokan Center Environmental Educators), an Environmental Fair, crafts, and much more. Here is just a sample of the musicians you'll see and hear: Deep Chatham, Sweetback Sisters, Connor Kennedy, Elizabeth Mitchell and Friends and much more. The HOOT is quickly becoming one of the most popular festivals around and one you won't want to miss. It is also a fundraiser for the Ashokan Center's Environmental Education programs for regional schools. Your support helps kids attend our life-changing programs in nature, history, music, and art. It is a win-win situation. Kids 12 and under and volunteers get in free. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 657-8333; firstname.lastname@example.org More information and registration at www.homeofthehoot.com
7, 8, 9, 10 16th Annual Catskill Ice Festival. Multiple clinics on all skills and techniques for ice climbing, basic skills, slide shows, demo gear, and more in the New Paltz area. Reservations required. 658-3094; www.alpineendeavors.com/reference/catskill-ice-festival-2014
8 Hudson Valley Rail Trail Winterfest 2014. A fun family event featuring the Chili Tasting Contest that brings out the unique food tastes of our culinary region of New York State. The contest features area food establishments competing for the coveted “Best of Fest” award for the best tasting chili. The event also features a children’s tent, wagon rides, wood carving demonstration, toasted marshmallows and roasted chestnuts. Hot drinks and food for sale at the Rail Trail Grille. Rain/snow or shine. $3/person; 6 and under free. Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot, 101 New Paltz Road, Highland; 11am-2pm; 691-2066 email@example.com or www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net
8 UC SPCA Spayghetti Dinner. $30.00 Dinner/Desert/Small Silent Auction/Games/Cash Bar. Garden Plaza Hotel, 503 Washington Ave, Kingston; 6-9pm; For more info contact Robin Akus at 331-5377 ext 215 firstname.lastname@example.org ; For online sign up www.facebook.com/events/567067096707918
9 3rd Annual Chocolate Lovers' Brunch. Enjoy a decadent chocolate inspired brunch hosted by the exquisite Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern, an exciting live auction and an opportunity to support the youth in our community. The live auction this year will be hosted by James Cox of James Cox Gallery. Listen to the music of John Medeski while sipping Mimosas and Bloody Marys. This year you have the chance to preview and bid on our live auction items before the event. For those of you who will not be able to attend you can now place your bids at www.myminiauction.com/familyofwoodstock - just give your highest bid to the items of your desire and at the close of the event if you have not been out bid the items are yours. And, of course, there will be a decadent chocolate-inspired brunch by Executive Chef Giuseppe Napoli. Diamond Mills Hotel and Tavern, 25 South Partition St., Saugerties; Noon-3pm Tickets - $60/person - are available at www.nycharities.org/Events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=6879 or by calling Nicole at 331-7080 ext.155.
9 Celebrate Pete Seeger: Community Sing-along & Potluck. Celebrate his legacy. Bring songbooks (we'll have some copies of "Rise Up Singing" to loan and for sale), instruments, food to share. Bring elders. Bring kids. The Rec Center only holds 200, so please RSVP -"join" the event - on Facebook at "Celebrate Pete Seeger's legacy”. (If more than 160 sign up, we'll need more folding chairs.) Also, try to bring your own silverware & place setting. And, if you bring a dish, please list the ingredients, to accommodate folks with special diets. Free, but we'll pass the hat to cover expenses; any extra raised will go to Clearwater.Rosendale Rec Center, Route 32, Rosendale; 3:30-6:30pm; Contact Miriam, 399-2473 (texting OK), or through the Facebook page.
9 Clearwater Winter Open Boats. Come visit the sloop and celebrate the winter months with friends! Bring a potluck dish to share, enjoy local music, meet the captains and learn about the sloop restoration. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; 2-6pm; 265-8080;
12 91st Sojourners Benefit Concert. Local singer/songwriter Rebecca Martin will return to her adopted hometown of Kingston to perform with Larry Grenadier in a fundraiser concert benefiting the co-ed scouting group, 91st Sojourners. Tickets are $25 each or two for $40. Outdated Café, 314 Wall Street, Kingston; 6:45-8:15pm; 331-0030; For more information contact email@example.com
14 Valentine Party. Rochester Community Center, 50 Scenic Rd., Accord; 3pm; 626-2115; www.townofrochester.net
14 The O+ Festival Kick-Off for 2014 Submissions. Join the O+ folks and musicians Simi Stone, And the Kids, and Old Double E, for a night of music, games, fun, and a silent auction to herald the call for artists and musicians to be part of the 2014 O+ Festival. The O+ Festival is a three-day, community-run celebration of music, arts and wellness. O+ supports and unites local businesses, residents, artists, musicians, doctors and other care providers, to strengthen the fabric of a community to make it stronger, more sustainable, and more vibrant. The Anchor, 744 Broadway, Kingston, 8pm; For more info please visit www.opositivefestival.org
14-17 Frost Valley Family Weekend. A winter wonderland of fun: skiing, skating, tubing, and hot cocoa by the fire. 2 or 3 night packages. Frost Valley YMCA,. 2000 Frost Valley Rd., Claryville; 985-2291; firstname.lastname@example.org www.frostvalley.org
15 Early Registration Ends for YMCA Indoor Triathlon. $20 early registration ends, $50 late registration begins. Event date: March 2. You can do this! 15 min swim, 20 min bike, 20 min track run. YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston; 338-3810; www.ymcaulster.org/indoor-triathlon-annual-event-feb-2014/
15 'A Venetian Valentine's Masquerade'. What could be more romantic than a masked ball in an historic mansion with opera, excellent wine, great food and dancing. Black tie- Masks required. An extraordinary gala/ Masked Ball in support of the Phoenicia International Festival of The Voice. Spillian Mansion, 50 Todd Mountain Road, Fleischmanns; 7pm; For more information call 800-811-3351 or visit www.Spillian.com
16 West Point Concert. Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students free. Sponsored by Saugerties Pro Musica. Saugerties United Methodist Church, Washington Ave. & Post St., Saugerties; 3pm; 679-5733, 246-5021; www.saugertiespromusica.org
22 17th Annual Women's Studio Workshop Chili Bowl Fiesta. Free chili from area restaurants with purchase of handmade bowls and tumblers. $5, free after 4pm. Rosendale Recreation Center, Rt. 32., Rosendale; 2-7pm; 658-9133; www.wsworkshop.org
22 Family Fundraiser Tavern Scene. A benefit for the Hero Fund. Join us for a night of mystery, fun, and surprise at the Tavern Off the Spirit Road. Take part in the adventurous events unfolding around you, or sit back and talk to the mysterious man in the corner while drinking hot cider. Your involvement is up to you. This is an in character, role-playing family event featuring a Tavern Scene Adventure Game written by the wonderful Michael Grant. More information about the fantasy world we will be playing in to come (stay tuned to the website); based on that information you can make up your own character (or get some help from our experts at the door). Admission: $10 per person, or $25 for family of 3 or more. Hudson Valley Sudbury School, 84 Zena Rd., Kingston; 6-10pm; For info call 481-0776.
28 Premiere of the Documentary Shelter: A Concert Film to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence in honor of One Billion Rising 2014. Rescheduled from February 14. Join Natalie Merchant in viewing the film followed by a panel discussion on the positive changes that have occurred as a result of One Billion Rising Ulster County which was held last year. Admission is free but space is limited. The Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston; 9:30am; For more information please contact Beth at Hale Advisors at: 383-1361 or visit the event page on Facebook at: One Billion Rising 2014.
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1 Maple Fest. Join us for an all-day pancake breakfast, tap a tree and watch syrup being made, try blacksmithing, tinsmithing, or broommaking, or walk inviting woodland trails across Ashokan’s historic 1885 Covered Bridge to the falls of Cathedral Gorge. Day Activities Entry - $10 for adults, $5 for teens, 12 and under free, Pancake Breakfast (and more): $5 per person,Crafts (blacksmithing and broommaking): $5 per craft. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 11am-4pm; 657-8333; www.ashokancenter.org
1 Ashokan Center’s Maple Gras – A Cajun Style Dinner and Dance Party. The temperature heats up in the evening for Maple Gras, with Cajun themed jam session, food, music, and dancing. You won’t want to miss Chef Jill’s take on Cajun food, and the Cajun dance lessons will have you moving all night to the grooves of Krewe de la Rue. Dinner and Dance: $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Teens are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Kids under 5 are free.Dance only: $15 for adults, $10 for teens (tickets only available at the door), kids under 5 are free. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; Jam session starts at 4:30pm, Dinner at 6pm, Dance at 7:30pm; 657-8333; www.ashokancenter.org
1 Maple Sugaring Demonstration Program. Come and visit our demonstration sap house to learn the maple sugaring process from start to finish. Free and open to all. Weather permitting and completely outdoors. Forsyth Nature Center, Kingston; For more info and to register call 481-7336; www.kingstonparksandrec.org
1 22nd Annual DanceFest. Featuring 10 dance schools from the Hudson Valley. Hosted by Vanaver Caravan. $15 Adults, $10 Children under 12. McKenna Theatre, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Rd., New Paltz; 3:30pm and 7:30pm; For tickets and info call 256-9300.
1 Winter Wine Tasting. Music by the Mustangs, wine tasting, cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres. Fundraiser to benefit Gardiner Day 2014. Robibero Winery, Albany Post Road, New Paltz/Gardiner; 7pm; For info call 706-0625.
1 Rockin’ Pins For Pets. 5 Bands FOR $5 Fundraiser for UC SPCA. Prizes, Raffle, Dancing, and Bowling. Mid City Lanes Bowling Alley, 20 Cedar St, Kingston; 7-11:45pm; For more info contact Janis Jackman at 392-3265.
2 YMCA Indoor Triathlon. You can do this. 15 min swim, 20 min bike, 20 min track run. This event is geared for all abilities and ages starting at 12 & up. YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston; 338-3810;
8 Byrdcliffe Annual Members Show Reception: RUCKUS. Annual eclectic exhibition, showcasing the inspring work of our artist members, in all media and methods. Byrdcliff Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock; 4-6pm; 679.2079; www.woodstockguild.org
9 (Snow date March 16) Kid’s Day in the Sugarbush. Short hike & sweet treat as you join in the fun of maple sugaring. Be ready to tromp through the snow or mud, help out in the sugarbush, and learn how to make syrup just like generations of families have done. Learn about maple sugaring during an easy 1 mile hike. Children ages 4 & up. Reservations required. $5 per person at time of registration. Mohonk Preserve, 3197 Rt. 44/55, Gardiner; 1-3pm; please call 255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. www.mohonkpreserve.org/events
10-23 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Great dining and great deals at participating Ulster County restaurants. Lunch $20.95, dinner $29.95. No tickets or passes are required, reservations are strongly encouraged. See website for restaurants. 561-2022; www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com
12 Deadline for reservations for the 15th Annual Fur Ball Fundraiser for the Ulster County SPCA on March 22nd. Tickets $85/person. Diamond Mills, 25 South Partition St., Saugerties; 5:30pm; For info or reservations please call 331-5377 ext 215; www.ucspca.org
14 Catskill Mountain Acoustic Slow Jam. Play music, have fun with other acoustic musicians playing Bluegrass, Old Time, Irish, and Catskills fiddle tunes in a low-key atmosphere. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St., Pine Hill; 6-9pm; 254-5469; www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org
15 Deacons’ Meatloaf Dinner. The dinner consists of meatloaf, baked potatoes, green beans, beverages, and homemade desserts. Takeouts will be available. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for ages 6 to 12. Under six are free. Half of the proceeds will go to support the deacons’ fund which provides emergency cash for those in need. The Community Church of High Falls, corner of Mohonk and Firehouse Rds., High Falls; 4-7pm; For more info contact Lorna Schimmrich at 687-7091 or e-mail to email@example.com
15 Food Heals Healing and Psychic Fair. Skilled healers and psychics are participating in a benefit being organized to help the Good Neighbor Food Pantry of Woodstock. Admission $20. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Road, Woodstock; 4-8pm; For info call 417-5535.
15 Family Fun at Unison: The Amazing Meldini. Melody “The Amazing Meldini” Newcombe shows us that women (and little girls) don’t have to get sawed in half to be in a magic show. Comedy, magic and ventriloquism all add up to Family Fun. Price: $12 Advance, $8 Member Advance, $5 Child Advance (12 and under). $14 Door, $10 Member Door, $7 Child Door (12 and under). Unison Arts, 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz; 255-1559; 255-1559 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.unisonarts.org
15 Clearwater Winter Open Boats. Come visit the sloop and celebrate the winter months with friends! Bring a potluck dish to share, enjoy local music, meet the captains and learn about the sloop restoration. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; 4-8pm; 265-8080;
16 26th Annual Shamrock Run. A 2 mile run to benefit The Peoples Place. Parade and Post-race party at the Rondout Neighborhood Center following run. From Academy Green to the foot of Broadway. Check in across from Academy Green at Gov. Clinton Apartments, 1 Albany Ave., Kingston; Registration 10:30am-12:30pm; Run starts 12:50pm sharp; For registration/info contact 340-0001 or www.shamrockrunners.org
16 Kingston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Parade kicks off from the Kingston Plaza and proceeds down Broadway to the Rondout Creek waterfront district in Kingston. Numerous bands, floats and community organizations celebrate the "wearing of the green" at this annual fun-filled Irish celebration. Sponsored by Ancient Order of Hibernians Fr. Con. 338-6622; 1-4pm; email@example.com www.ulsteraoh.com
16 Music of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement. Pat Lamanna and Lydia Adams Davis. Sponsored by Heritage Folk Music. Kiersted House, 119 Main St., Saugerties; 3-5pm; 452-20113.
22 15th Annual Fur Ball. Please join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner and auctions (silent and live) to celebrate our Fur-Ever Friends. Fundraiser for the Ulster County SPCA. Please make reservations by March 12th. Tickets $85/person. Diamond Mills, 25 South Partition St., Saugerties; 5:30pm; For info or reservations please call 331-5377 ext 215; www.ucspca.org
22, 23, 29, 30 Maple Weekend. See first-hand how real maple syrup is made & get a tour of our creek-side maple farm. Platte Creek Maple Farm, 808 Glasco Turnpike, Saugerties; 9am-3pm; 853-4240; www.mapleweekend.com
23 3rd Annual Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Festival. Aroma Thyme's chef/owner Marcus Guilano has teamed up with Tommy Keegan to throw a big beer and cheese party in the Keegan brewery. Last year Tommy had a bunch of local brewers join the party. And they will all be back this year. Chef Marcus is making several dishes that feature local Hudson Valley farmstead cheeses. And what goes great with cheese? How about local beer. If you like Great Cheese & Great Beer then this is your event. Tickets are only $40 pre-sale, $45 at the door, which includes the beer and food. Keegan Ales, 20 St. James Street, Kingston; 1-4pm; RSVP at 647-3000 or 331-2739.
23 HITS Endurance Health & Fitness Expo. Join HITS Endurance for an action-packed afternoon of specialty vendors and service providers from the health, fitness and wellness world, including: Educational information from healthcare & fitness gurus, Upcoming endurance events, interactive displays, healthy snacks from the culinary team at Diamond Mills, on-site registration for the Kiwanis Kingston Classic & free training tee’s, raffle prizes, giveaways and more. Free & open to the public. Diamond Mills, 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties;Noon-4pm; Skip the line at the door by re-registering for at www.hitsrunning.com/health-and-fitness-expo/ For info 247-7275 or Info@hitsendurance.com
23 St. Patrick's Day Concert. All-time Ireland Fiddle Champion Dylan Foley & friends perform traditional Irish music and more. 2 pm. Ellenville Public Library & Museum, 40 Center Street, Ellenville; 2pm; 647-5530.
23 Kingston Model Train & Railroad Hobby Show. Largest model train & hobby show in Ulster County. Train layouts, dealer tables, operating toy trains, food, raffles, Thomas the Tank trains, more. Handicap accessible. $6/Adults, $1/Kids under 12. Murphy Midtown Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston; 10am-4pm; 481-4198; www.kingstontrainshow.com
29 Sustainable Living Fest 2014. A day of healthy, insightful workshops, demos, food, products and family fun. High Meadow School, 3643 Main Street Route 209 Stone Ridge; 1-7pm; 687-4855; www.highmeadowschool.org
29 Crazy Hat Bingo. Grab a wild hat – or better yet, make one -- and rush on over to High Falls Civic Association’s Crazy Hat Bingo party, 2014 edition, an annual explosion of art, creativity and small-town fun. A lavish buffet meal plus fresh homemade desserts, coffee and tea, will be furnished for all attendees. Please note, this is a BYOB event, so attendees must be 21 or older. Wonderful Bingo prizes for the evening’s games will be provided by local merchants. Prizes will be awarded for the following superlative hat-egories: Most Environmentally Friendly, Most Humorous, Most Seasonal, Most Stylish, Best Couple, and Best High Falls Theme. Admission for this jam-packed evening of food, fun and prizes is $15, $12 for seniors. Tables fill up quickly for this well-loved annual event, so neighbors are strongly urged to reserve in advance. Benefit for the High Falls Civic Association. Marbletown Community Center, Main Street, Stone Ridge; 7-10pm; For info and reservations send email to Edward Schoelwer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 687-3473.
29, 30 Maple Weekend. See first-hand how real maple syrup is made & get a tour of our creek-side maple farm. Platte Creek Maple Farm, 808 Glasco Turnpike, Saugerties; 9am-3pm; 853-4240; www.mapleweekend.com
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3, 4, 5, 6 Woodstock Writers Festival. This is one of the gems of spring here in Woodstock. You can take workshops, attend lectures and meet some of the finest writers in the country. For the complete schedule and to purchase individual tickets or full festival passes visit www.woodstockwritersfest.com
5 Sugaring Off: 18th C. Style. Join the staff of Senate House State Historic Site to celebrate the maple season. Activities include boiling maple sap to syrup, making jack wax candy, baking molasses cornbread and waffles over an open fire, hewing a log into a trough and making wooden buckets and spiles which were used to collect the sap. The First Ulster Militia will re-enact a raid on the sugar bush. Rural Felicity will perform traditional 18th century music. The event is free and open to the public. All are invited to attend. Guided tours of the Senate House will be available at the usual rate of $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, ages 12 and under are free. The site is located on Fair St. in uptown Kingston; 11am-3pm; 338-2786.
6 23rd Annual John A. Coleman High School Wine & Cheese Party and Raffle. 19 Chances to win from $100 to $10,000. Tickets $50/two people. John A Coleman Catholic High School, 430 Hurey Avenue, Hurley; 3pm; 338-2750; www.colemancatholic.org
8 10th Annual Taste of Rhinebeck. Event guests enjoy strolling along the quaint streets of Rhinebeck, stopping and sampling food and beverages provided by more than twenty restaurants, spirit shops, caterers and gourmet food stores. One price includes tasting at every stop along the route. Hosted by the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation. Proceeds benefit the Northern Dutchess Hospital. Cost is $75 per person until April 1st and $100 from April 2-8. Downtown Rhinebeck; 6-9pm; Registration is required by calling 871-3505 or register on-line at www.health-quest.org/taste
10 Ulster County Human Services Networking Fair. This is a great opportunity for members of the community to have one-on-one time with representatives from various local human services agencies. The event is free and open to the public. Andy Murphy Recreation Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston; 10am-2pm.
10 Deadline to purchase or reserve tickets for the Catskills Humane Society Annual Spring Dance & Auction on April 26 in Margaretville. You can purchase tickets at the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society in Delhi, Now & Then Video in Margaretville or call Dale Trethaway to reserve tickets: 518-238-3592. Tickets are $60 per person. www.heartofthecatskills.org/current/events.htm
11 11th Annual Empty Bowls 2014. Purchase ceramic bowls that were made by a number of local artists and students. They can then have their bowls filled with a variety of donated soups and/or ice cream. All proceeds will be given to the Rochester Food Pantry, the Rosendale Food Pantry, the Rondout Valley Food Pantry, and the HVCS Food Pantry. $15 or there is the option to purchase a disposable bowls for five dollars for those who would like to help this worthy cause but might not want a ceramic bowl. Rondout Valley High School 122 Kyserike Road, Stone Ridge; 5-7:30pm; For more info 443-1433 or EmptyBowlsNY@gmail.com
11 Jeepers Peepers Spring Moon Walk. A unique event that features a nighttime walk on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. HVRT Depot, 101 New Paltz Rd., Highland; 7:30-9pm; 691-2066, www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net
12 15th Annual Garden Day. This year’s keynote, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", features Fredda Merzon, metal sculptor. This full day event also includes a mini-trade show featuring local nurseries and garden products, door prizes, and 16 different classes to choose from, each related to this year’s theme, “Edibles & Ornamentals”. $35 Pre-register/$40 at the door. Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Master Gardener Program. SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottrekill Road, Stone Ridge; 8:30am-4:15pm; 340-3990; www.cceulster.org
12 Easter Egg Hunt. Ages 1-12 years, please sign up at Gardiner Town Hall. Majestic Park, Gardiner; Noon; For info call 255-9675 x100.
12 Easter Magic in the Hamlet of Highland. Gather at the Methodist Church and coax Hamlet the Rabbit out for a story. Easter parade to the village field for an egg hunt. Peter Rabbit’s Potting Shed will be open for treats and hot chocolate. Village of Highland; 10am; 691-8011, www./townoflloyd.com
12, 13 Pasta Primo Vino. Taste wines and pasta dishes at each of the 14 wineries on the Shawangunk Wine Trail. See website for details and to order tickets. 10am-6pm; 256-8456. www.shawangunkwinetrail.com/events.html
13 Dancin’ on the Rondout Barn Dance. Send the Clearwater off into the spring sailing season. Music by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, called by Peter Blue. RSVP to www.surveymonkey.com/s/BarnDancin2014 and save $5. RSVP price until 5PM, April 11 is $20. Walk-in price: $25. Kids 12 and under get in free. Pay at door for both R.S.V.P. and Walk-in. Kingston Home Port. 50 Rondout Landing. Kingston; 5:30-8:30pm; www.clearwater.org
17 2nd Annual Business Showcase. Celebrate the Hudson’s Valley’s diverse businesses while providing professionals with new networking opportunities. Guest speakers and workshops. Free admission to the public. The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase will be held at Novella's New Paltz, 2 Terwilliger Lane, New Paltz; 1pm-6pm;
18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4 Hudson Valley Fair. Family-friendly fair will include free live entertainment and shows including the Banana Derby, the High Flying Pages Circus, illusionist Lance Gifford, exotic animals, fireworks, a full petting zoo and more. Admission to the fair is as low as $3.50 per person with two-for-one admission discounts available online. Pay-One-Price unlimited rides wristbands are also available at a discount through the website before the start of the fair for $20 each. No fair would be complete without delicious fair food. The Hudson Valley Fair has all fair favorites like funnel cakes, zeppoles, Italian sausages, chicken on a stick, candy apples, popcorn, pizza and more. Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls; Fair gates open at 5pm Fridays, and 1pm Saturdays and Sundays. For tickets and more information, visit www.hudsonvalleyfair.com
19 The Chancellor's Sheep & Wool Showcase. The Showcase is a family-friendly fiber festival right on the Hudson River. Shearing, spinning, dyeing, knitting and weaving demonstrations, exhibition of various breeds of sheep and other wool bearing animals, wool artisans and shops, music & food. $8 per vehicle parking fee. Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Ave., Germantown; 11am-4pm; Call (518) 537-4240 or visit www.friendsofclermont.org or call (518) 537-4240 for more information or for a vendor application.
19 Easter/Spring Plant Sale. Proceeds to benefit Gardiner Day Events. Gardiner Firehouse, Route 44-55, Gardiner; 9am-2pm; For info call 706-0625.
25 Women Helping Women Dance. To benefit the Women’s Shelter in Kingston. VFW Hall, Route 208, New Paltz; 6:30-10:30pm; For info call 706-0625.
26 SUNY Ulster Spring Open House. This is our largest one-stop-shop opportunity to learn everything you want to know about SUNY Ulster. Visit our Information Fair, attend academic program and college preparation workshops, and tour the Stone Ridge campus. SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottrekill Road, Stone Ridge; 10am; 687-5262; Email: email@example.com www.sunyulster.edu
26 Loaves & Fishes Quilt Show. In memory of Beth Lewis, benefiting the Rondout Valley Food Pantry. Over 70 quilts will be displayed. Demonstrations, Raffle baskets and a Quilt Raffle. Afternoon tea. Tickets: $6/$5 for seniors. Afternoon tea $5. Raffle basket: $5 for 25 tickets. Quilt raffle: $5 for 6 tickets. Christ the King Episcopal Church, 3021 Route 213 East, Stone Ridge; 10am-5pm; For information about entering a quilt call Mary Beilman at 687-7867. www.rvfoodpantry.org
26 Community Friends' Yard Sale & Antiques' Appraisal Service. A Benefit for the Local Alzheimer's Association Trash-to-Treasures, collectibles, manufacturers' new goods, unique handcrafted merchandise, Experts' Professional Price Opinions $5, Culinary Breakfast & Lunch @ Cool Bus Café. Vendors & Volunteers welcome. Donations accepted & Receipts given. Free Parking & Admission. New Hamburg Firehouse; 15 Channingville Road, Wappingers Falls; 9am-4pm; For info call 797-9887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
26 Spring Family Fest. Come celebrate the arrival of Spring. Featuring the music of two great Hudson Valley family bands, Ratboy Jr. and Grenadilla and will also feature some delicious food and drink as well as a raffle. The suggested donation is $10 per family. All funds raised will go toward creating a shade cover for the Family Stage at the Rosendale Street Fest. In the event of cold or rain the event will be inside The Rosendale Theatre. Willow Kiln Park, 408 Main St. (behind the Rosendale Theatre), Rosendale; 11am-1pm.
26 Woodstock Film Festival Spirit of Woodstock Awards. The Spirit of Woodstock Award celebrates the roots of the Hudson Valley, its natural beauty, iconoclasts, art, culture, innovation and the river that flows through and connects it. The 2014 celebration will honor Mark Braunstein, Founder and CEO of Markertek and in Memoriam, Levon Helm, Presented to his daughter, Amy Helm; to his widow, Sandra Helm; and to Barbara O’Brien, who runs Levon’s Midnight Ramble. Special Award presenter: Grammy nominated singer/ songwriter Robbie Dupree. Emerson Resort and Spa, 5340 Route 28, Mt. Tremper; 7pm; For info 688-2828 or buy tickets www.wff.pointinspace.com/fundraising/spirit2014.php
26 “The Big Thaw” Dance Party. Chronogram is throwing “The Big Thaw” as a fun way for the Hudson Valley to warm up after the harsh winter. Here’s what is lined up: DJ sets by Dave Leonard and Carlos the Sun, Beer and wine by Chatham Brewing and Benmarl Winery, a Light show by Evolving Media Network, local Hudson Valley food trucks including Yum Yum on Wheels, Funky photo booth photo ops with props, curated art installations from Hudson Valley artists, and much more. Sponsored by DragonSearch, Chatham Brewing, Benmarl Winery, Evolving Media Network, Milne At Home Antiques, Boitson’s Restaurant, and Broadway Photo booth. Admission $10. Advanced ticket purchasers will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Boitson's Restaurant. 8 North Front Street, Kingston; 8pm; Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/chronogram-dance-party-tickets-11004778589
26 Catskills Humane Society Annual Spring Dance & Auction. Enjoy a great evening of fine dining, live music and dancing to DJ Tito. Exciting live & silent auction items. You can purchase tickets at the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society in Delhi, Now & Then Video in Margaretville or call Dale Trethaway to reserve tickets: 518-238-3592. Tickets are $60 per person and must be purchased by April 10th. No tickets will be sold at the door. Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club, West Hubbell Hill Road, Margaretville, 6-10pm; www.heartofthecatskills.org/current/events.htm
26 Spring Food Festival. Sprouts & Shoots, Cut & Come-Again-Greens, Sour Dough Rye bread & local honey with Amy Eggers, Hilda Lego, Amy Trompetter. Rosendale Food Pantry, 45 James St. Rosendale; 10am-3pm; For information contact Sarah Lipari 527-7726.
26 (Rain Date April 27) 7th Annual Saugerties High School "Winter Dust Off Auto Show". There will be cars, trucks, motorcycles and more. New, classic, or custom, we take them all! There will be food and raffles too. It will be fun for everyone. The first 50 entrants receive a magnetic dash plaques sponsored by Don Roe Trophies. Vehicle registration fee is $10 per auto; entry fee for spectators is $2. Proceeds benefit the PTSA Senior Post Prom. Car show is located on the side parking lot of the school. Saugerties High School, 310 Washington Ave., Saugerties; 10am-2:30pm, registration begins at 9am; For info contact Sue at 246-0705; Facebook
26, 27 TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival. TAP New York Craft Beer and Fine Food Festival. 2-day long craft beer and fine food festival featuring over 50 breweries and well over 200 individual beers. Highly qualified judges choose the best craft brewery in the Hudson Valley and New York State, as well as the best individual beers in both the Hudson Valley and the entire state. Hunter Mountain Resort, 64 Kein Avenue, Hunter; Sat 1-5pm, Sun 12-4pm. 518-263-4223; Get tickets early. www.tap-ny.com/about.html www.huntermtn.com
27 12th Annual Complementary Medicine Conference: A Holistic Approach Health. A one-day educational conference focusing on treating the whole person, addressing the value of mind-body & spirit, food as medicine, herbal & nutritional supplements, complementary therapies, and much more in recovery from illness. Co-sponsored by PROS: Professional Radiation Oncology Services, Genomic Health, MHFCU, Health Quest, Diane & Gary Kvistad: Woodstock Chimes, American Biosciences, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Sunflower Natural Foods, Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, Sawyer Savings Bank, American Printing & Office Supply, and Joan Schuman Associates. Admission, which includes lunch, $35, students/seniors $25. SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center; 8am-4pm; 339-4673 Register online at www.BreastCancerOptions.org
27 New Paltz Earth Day Fair 2014. A community wide gathering and celebration of sustainability and earth wise practices. Reformed Church of New Paltz, 92 Huguenot Street New Paltz; 11am-3pm; 255-6340; www.reformedchurchofnewpaltz.org
27 Kiwanis Kingston Classic. Friends & Family Mile, 5k, 10k, Half & Full Marathon. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis youth funds including scholarships. Awards and food. Presented by HITS Endurance. Dietz Stadium, Kingston; For more info contact email@example.com For early registration go to www.kiwaniskingstonclassic.com
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1 May Day Foraged Feast & Potluck. The feast begins with a plant identification and gathering walk led by Dina Falconi, Author of Foraging & Feasting. Other local farmers/edible wild plant experts will provide offerings. May Day Festivities and planting led by farmer, Creek Iversen, at the new, Whirligig Farm, 1375 Hurley Mountain Road, West Hurley; 4:30-8:30pm; For More Information Contact Stacy Lipari 527-5672.
2 Annual Family Caregiver Conference: Caring for the Caregiver, Get Connected~Become Empowered. Keynote Speaker Maria Blon, SPARKS! Life Coach and Energy Healer. Topics include: Medication Safety, Managing Stress through Preplanning, Nursing Home Transition & Diversion, Keys to Staying Connected to your Inner Spiritual Side, Local Vendor Showcase Community Resources. Cost: $25 includes breakfast and lunch – Scholarships available. Hosted by Caring Connections of Ulster County and RCAL. Garden Plaza Hotel, 503 Washington Ave., Kingston; 8am-4pm; For further information, contact Evelyn Flynn at 331-6563 or firstname.lastname@example.org To register, visit our website www.caringconnectionsofuc.com
2, 3, 4 Crafts At Lyndhurst: A Spring Festival of Fine Craft, Food & Fun. With Mother's Day, wedding season and graduation just around the corner, Crafts At Lyndhurst, a festival of fine craft, food and fun, offers shoppers the chance to find unique gifts for the bride-to-be, the graduating senior or to show mom just how special she is. More than 275 craftspeople will be displaying and selling their contemporary works. Visitors will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet visionary artists and purchase their latest one-of-a-kind items. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry; fashion and accessories; furniture, and home décor pieces; as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media. Crafts At Lyndhurst offers more than just crafts. Visitors can also enjoy interactive experiences throughout the weekend: dance to live music all weekend long by Tribes Hill; watch and participate in craft demonstrations; learn how to play an instrument in a special interactive musical experience; eat in the expanded food court (now including delicious vegan and vegetarian options); wander around our sculpture garden, taste and bring home yummy specialty foods and entertain the kids with a variety of children’s activities including face painting, storytelling, balloon animals, stilt walkers and more. General admission is $10, Seniors $9, Children 6-16 $4; Children under 6 free. No dogs allowed. Lyndhurst, Rte 9, Tarrytown; Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm; For info & travel directions: 331-7900 or visit www.artrider.com
2, 3, 4 Hudson Valley Fair. Family-friendly fair will include free live entertainment and shows including the Banana Derby, the High Flying Pages Circus, illusionist Lance Gifford, exotic animals, fireworks, a full petting zoo and more. Admission to the fair is as low as $3.50 per person with two-for-one admission discounts available online. Pay-One-Price unlimited rides wristbands are also available at a discount through the website before the start of the fair for $20 each. No fair would be complete without delicious fair food. The Hudson Valley Fair has all fair favorites like funnel cakes, zeppoles, Italian sausages, chicken on a stick, candy apples, popcorn, pizza and more. Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls; Fair gates open at 5pm Fridays, and 1pm Saturdays and Sundays. For tickets and more information, visit www.hudsonvalleyfair.com
3 14th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo. Featuring: Over 100 booths and exhibits; Over 20 free health screenings; Seminars and workshops; Healthy Food Court with cooking demos and samples from area chefs; Ongoing exercise and fitness demonstrations; "The Doctor is In" booth featuring private consultations with specialists; Book signings by noted authors; Spa treatments; Complementary disciplines (aromatherapy, stress reduction techniques, etc.), and more. $7 admission online or $8 at door. Miller Middle School, 65 Fording Place Road, Lake Katrine; 8:30am-4pm; Contact us at email@example.com www.womenshealthexpo.com
3 VFW Flea Market. Refreshments and raffles will be available. Please support your veterans. Indoor/Outdoor. Rain or shine. VFW, 708 E. Chester St., Kingston; 10am-3pm; For info, contact Wayne Sickler at 331-2636 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.vfwpost1386.org/fleamarket
3 Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix. A women’s only bicycle event held on courses that include some of the most challenging as well as scenic roads in the Northeast. Three separate races: Pro/1/2, Category 3, Cat 2 and 3 Masters, and Category 4. This event is also to raise funds and awareness for HOPE’s Fund. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock; 8am; 679-7420; www.facebook.com/WWCGP2013
4 Annual New Paltz Regatta. A homemade boat rally on the Wallkill River. Get creative. Will it sink or float? Everyone is welcome. Lots of prizes, lots of fun. All canoes, kayaks & homemade crafts meet at Village Hall for 1pm parade down Main St., 1:30pm kayak race, 2pm Family of New Paltz Duck Race (reserve your duck numbers at Family, 51 N. Chestnut St.; 255-7957), 2:30pm Homemade watercraft race. $10 early registration, $20 after. Call for info 532-8376, 255-3631 www.newpaltzregatta.com
10 TrailFest 2014. Join us as we kick off the summer camping season. This is our Demo Day of hiking backpacking and family camping. Meet local and national organizations who promote conservancy and outdoor mountain sports. Also outdoor community's top clothing and gear manufacturers will be on hand to demonstrate their products. Free Admission, Kenco, 1000 Hurley Mountain Rd., Kingston; 10am-4pm; 338-5045; www.atkenco.com/events.asp
10 YWCA Mother’s Day 5K. Register now. Uptown Kingston Race starting at Academy Green Park across from the YWCA. Open to all ages and there will be a Kid’s Run around Academy Green. After the race, there will fun events and prizes. What a healthy way to spend Mother's Day weekend. Academy Green, 209 Clinton Avenue, Kingston; 9:30am-3pm; For more info and to register: www.ywcaulstercounty.org/event/ywca-mothers-day-5k/
10 7th Annual New Paltz Bike Swap. Amazing deals on new and used bikes, parts, apparel, bags & vintage bike items. Free admission. The swap has dozens of vendors and hundreds of participants. New Paltz Middle School. 2 S. Manheim, New Paltz; 10am-2pm; For info 917-655-5123 www.newpaltzbikeswap.com
17 3rd Annual SpringFest. There are two races: A Bed Race and a Waiters Race. The Bed Race race involves teams rolling beds down the hamlet streets of Lloyd and The Waiters Race involves waiters carrying trays of water glasses through the hamlet streets of Lloyd while our local community, sponsors, restaurants, and spectators cheer them on. Highland; 11am to 7pm; For registration visit www.townoflloyd.com/Pages/LloydNY_Bcomm/Events/index
17 WAAM Benefit Splash! Food, wine, art, music & more. Join us for fabulous hors d’oeuvres and wine, a silent auction of goods and services, a special sale of Little Gems (small works of art for $100 each), and live music. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock; 6-8pm; 679-2940; www.woodstockart.org
17 New Paltz Garden Club's 10th Annual Community-Wide Plant Sale,Swap, & Garden Yard Sale. 8-9am Drop off plants & sale items. 9am Sale & Swap begins. Bring identified plants, bulbs, seeds, books, tools, pots, vases, and all garden-related items for swap or sale. Deyo Hall, 18 Broadhead Ave., New Paltz; 8am-Noon;Contact Shelly at 255-8856; www.newpaltzgardenclub.org/calendar.php
17 Gardiner Cupcake Festival. The festival features a variety of cupcake vendors who combined bring over 30,000 cupcakes. New to the festival this year is the 1st. Annual Cupcake Classic. In addition to the cupcake classic there will be the ever popular amateur cupcake contest. Amateur cupcake makers from around the Hudson Valley will be judged in such categories as: Best Decorated cupcake, Best Tasting cupcake and Most Creative cupcake. Wright's Farm, 699 Route 208, Gardiner; Noon-6pm; 255-5300; www.gardinercupcakefestival.com.
17, 18 Wildflower Festival & Heirloom Seedling Sale 2014. Come celebrate native wildflowers, herbs, fruits, and local biodiversity. Heirloom seedlings for sale from the Hudson Valley Seed Library’s greenhouses. Experts on hand to answer questions. Free. Catskill Native Nursery, 607 Samsonville Rd., Kerhonkson; 10am-5pm; 626-2758; www.catskillnativenursery.com
21,22,23,24,25 HITS-on-the-Hudson I. World-class equestrian show jumping. Wednesday - Saturday: Free, Sunday: Adults $5, children under the age of 12 get free admission. All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County. View website for schedule of events. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com
24, 25, 26 Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair. Juried artists and craftspeople from all over the United States. At the Fair you can experience one of America's largest variety of art & craft demonstrations, be entertained by the best regionally based musicians, as well as experience the very best the Hudson Valley has to offer in both New York State wines and locally produced handcrafted specialty foods. $8, $7 seniors, 12 & under free. Ulster County Fairgrounds, Libertyville Rd., New Paltz; Saturday & Sunday 10am-5:30pm, Monday 10am-4pm; www.quailhollow.com
28,29,30,31,June 1 HITS-on-the-Hudson II. World-class equestrian show jumping. Wednesday - Saturday: Free, Sunday: Adults $5, children under the age of 12 get free admission. All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County. View website for schedule of events. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com
31 Preschool Expo. The Expo will showcase the wide variety of resources available in Ulster County to families with children ages 3 - 5. The event will provide ideas and referrals for educational, social, and recreational activities as well as information on health issues and nutrition. There will be activities, games and giveaways for families. Hosted by The YWCA Ulster County. YWCA, 209 Clinton Ave., Kingston; 10am-2pm; For more info call 338-6844, x110; www.ywcaulstercounty.org
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1 HITS-on-the-Hudson II. World-class equestrian show jumping. Wednesday - Saturday: Free, Sunday: Adults $5, children under the age of 12 get free admission. All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County. View website for schedule of events. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com
1 Walkway’s 3rd Annual World Record Event: “Handshake Across the Hudson.” In our ongoing mission to bring only the biggest, best, and happiest events to the Hudson Valley, Walkway Over the Hudson plans to gather 3,000 friends on the world's longest elevated pedestrian park to attempt another World Record. Let’s break the record for longest handshake relay. This event takes place on the Walkwaywith entrance from both East and West approaches. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 years old, and FREE for children 5 and younger. Check-in from 9:30-10:30am. Event begins promptly at 11am. All participants receive a souvenir. Register at www.walkway.org
1 25th Old Fashioned Day. A family day of fun with old time atmosphere. Free admission. Kid’s games, crafters, memorabilia, music, demonstrations, food, and vintage cars. There will be numerous exhibitors to demonstrate their crafts or explain their antiques or artifacts, ranging from the 1800s to the present to show the progress over the last century or so. Walker Valley Firehouse, 3679 Route 52, Walker Valley; 11am-5pm rain or shine. Facebook
1 8th Annual Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge. A benefit ride to raise funds for the new High Meadow Performing Arts Center and named by Bicycling Magazine as one of the best cycling events in the month of June. The Challenge invites riders of all ages to participate in one of four road rides: 50-mile Shawangunk Ridge Ride; 30-mile Countryside Ride; 11-mile Bud Clark Memorial Ride; and 5-mile Family Ride. Begins and ends at High Meadow Performing Arts Center, 3643 Main St.(Rt. 209), Stone Ridge; 8:30am-3pm; More details and online registration at www.ridetheridge.org
45,6,7,8 HITS-on-the-Hudson III. World-class equestrian show jumping. Wednesday - Saturday: Free, Sunday: Adults $5, children under the age of 12 get free admission. All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County. View website for schedule of events. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com
5, 6, 7, 8 10th Annual Mountain Jam. One of the top music festivals in the country featuring 40 bands on 3 stages. Lineup includes Allman Brothers Band, Bob Weir & RatDog, Gov’t Mule, and more. Presented by Radio Woodstock & Warren Haynes. Hunter Mountain, 84 Klein Ave., Hunter; For info and tickets visit www.mountainjam.com
6 A Panel Discussion on Elder Abuse. Continental Breakfast served. Hosted by the Jewish Family Services of Ulster County. Wiltwyck Golf Club,404 Steward Lane, Kingston; 8:301m-Noon; For more information and registration please call 338-2980.
6, 7, 8 The Country Living Fair. The pages of Country Living Magazine come to life. Rain or Shine. Antiques, Artisans, Art, Furniture, Home Decor & More. Meet the editors of Country Living Magazine. Plus Seminars & How-to's, Artisan Demonstrations, & More. Cooking demos all 3 days. All exhibits are under cover. Tickets can be purchased online now and at the fair box office all the days of the fair. One day $16; Weekend Pass $20; Children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck; 10am-5pm; 876-4000; www.stellashows.com/shows/countryliving-rhinebeck
7 Annual Summer Fair, Chicken and Rib BBQ, and Silent Auction. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston; 9am-6:30pm, Silent Auction Noon-5pm, BBQ, 3-6:30pm; 331-2252; www.stjohnskingston.org
7 3rd Annual Retro Rally Car & Motorcycle Show. Come dressed in your best retro outfit. Prizes, food, and fun. Cornell Street Studio, 168 Cornell Street, Kingston; noon-5pm; 331-0191 or 679-8348; www.cornellstreetstudios.com
9 Tour de Kingston. 9th Annual road and rail trail event with rides of 50 and 25 miles, as well as a 5 mile family ride with stops at the Firemen’s Museum and more. Free cookout sponsored by Bike Brothers. Rain or Shine. Starts & finishes at Dietz Stadium Dietz Stadium. 170 N Front St. Kingston, Start Times: Registration/ Arrivals 8am, 50 mile and 25 mile leave at 9am, Family Fun ride leaves at 11am; Presented by the YMCA of Ulster County, The Kingston Hospital Foundation-Cycle Therapy and Bike Brothers. www.tourdeulster.com
13, 14, 15 Taste of Country Music Festival. On site camping available. Hunter Mountain. Tickets | (888) 512-SHOW (7469); www.tasteofcountryfestival.com
14 Annual Kingston Kayak Festival. From instruction in the basics, to advanced skills and technique, to a great deal on a new boat, The Festival is the place to be. Join Steve Noble, from Kingston Parks and Rec, on a guided kayak tour. Kayaks, paddles, pfds are provided. Try out the latest craze- Stand Up Paddleboards. $10 donation benefits Forsyth Nature Center. Kingston Point Beach, 53 Delaware Ave., Kingston; 10am-4pm; 338-5021; www.kingstonkayakfestival.info
14 67th Annual Stone Ridge Library’s Annual Fair. Books, music by local musicians, plants, food, crafts, and children’s activities. Shuttle Bus Service will be provided by Arthur Mulligan Bus Company on Saturday, available from SUNY Ulster (Lots C & E) and the Marbletown Elementary School. Library Lawn, 3700 Main St. (Rt. 209), Stone Ridge; 9am-3pm; Contact Diane DeChillo at 687-8726 or the Library at 687-7023; www.stoneridgelibrary.org19 Hudson River Day. Join us for activities celebrating the Hudson River with local food, art, music, outdoor adventure, kayak outings, sails and more. Hosted by Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; 11am-5pm; 338-0071; www.hrmm.org/events
15 5th Annual New Paltz Challenge, a Father's Day Half Marathon & Family 5K. A fun and healthy way to spend precious time with family and friends. The only true trail half marathon in the area, the out-and-back course leads runners along the scenic Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and through the bucolic New Paltz landscape. There are special discounts and prizes for parent/child teams. Runners may register online at www.active.com/new-paltz-ny/running/races/new-paltz-challenge-2014 , or download the Registration Form and return with payment to: New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, 257 Main St., New Paltz, NY 12561. The Half Marathon starts at 7:30am and the 5K begins at 8am. Runners who have pre-registered may pick up their race packets the day before the event, Saturday, June 14 at the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce offices located at 257 Main Street, New Paltz from 10am-3pm. Proceeds benefit the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce community projects. www.newpaltzchallenge.com
21 The Hudson Valley Craft Brew Fest Presents: Beer, Bourbon, & Bacon. Live music, craft and food vendors. For a limited time, you can purchase ticket to the event at an exclusive discount. These advanced discount tickets will offer you a discount prior to paying at the gate. No one under 21 will be admitted. This event is rain or shine. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck; Gates will open at 2pm; For info and tickets www.beerbourbonbacon.com/index.php/tickets-on-sale-now
21 9th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day: “Ready, Set, Go! Making a Difference Starts Today!” A day where family, friends, and neighbors come together to celebrate our community and connect with resources and information provided by local community organizations, health professionals, and educational opportunities. There will be service projects for event attendees, music, dancing, food, fitness workshops, and much more. Brought to you by the Everette Hodge Community Center, the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation, Kingston Library, Rose Women Care Service, Ulster BOCES, UlsterCorps and Kingston Cares. Franklin Street will be blocked from Broadway to Prospect Street (adjacent to the Kingston Library) as we enjoy the day’s activities;11am-3pm; For further information contact Megan Weiss at 331-1110 or email@example.com
21 Annual Strawberry Festival. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Salads, Fresh Strawberry Desserts. Klyne Esopus Museum, 764 Broadway, Ulster Park; Noon-3pm; 388-8109; firstname.lastname@example.org www.klyneesopusmuseum.org
21 2014 Rondout Valley Garden Tour. An annual, self-guided exploration of some of the area's most lovely private gardens and horticultural attractions. Proceeds benefit the RVBA and the Ulster Garden Club. Advanced Tickets are $20. Day-of tickets are $25 and may be purchased between 8:30 am - noon at any of the tour's three starting locations: Saunderskill Farms, 5100 Rt. 209, Accord; or at Victoria Gardens, Rosendale. Attendees will receive a free donut and cup of coffee with the purchase of their ticket and tour brochure. The ticket price also includes a complimentary glass of wine, courtesy of Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits. Tours are open 10am-4pm. For further information, contact Vickie Coyne at 658-9007, email@example.com or www.rondoutvalley.org
21 (torrential rain date June 22nd) 17th Annual Woodstock Garden Tour. Gracious Woodstock area hosts will open their private gardens for leisurely viewing. Bird-On-A-Cliff Theatre and The Woodstock Arts Board sponsor the tour. Proceeds will help support the 2014 Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Tickets are $30 for advance sales and $35 day of tickets. Maps must be picked up on the day of the event at the Woodstock Shakespeare Festival Stage, 45 Comeau Drive, Woodstock from 9:30-11am, Tours are from 10am-4pm; 247-4007; For more information and ticket purchases go to www.birdonacliff.org after April 30th.
22 3rd Annual CIRCA Uptown Kingston Historic House Tour. A tour of historically significant homes and other buildings in Uptown Kingston to raise funds for Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care. Tour will conclude with a reception at the Kirkland Hotel building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. $25 in advance; $30 day of tour. Check-in at CASA office, 209 Clinton Avenue, Kingston; Check-in 11am-12:30pm; tour begins at 11:30am; post-tour reception begins at 3pm. For more information, call 339-7543, email Richard@CASAulster.org or visit www.casaulster.org
22, 23 WJC Annual Mega–Yard Sale. Yard Sale fans rejoice. It’s time again for the Woodstock Jewish Congregation’s Annual Mega-Yard Sale that many consider the best in Ulster County. Bargain hunters will have a once-a-year opportunity to shop and buy from an enormous selection of men’s and women’s clothing and shoes, children’s clothing/books/toys, housewares, jewelry, art, collectibles, lighting, linens, hardware and much more. All proceeds benefit the WJC General Fund. The Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock; Sunday, 9am-4pm; Monday, 9am-2pm; 679-2218; www.wjcshul.org
29 "Shandaken in Bloom!" Garden Tour of six glorious gardens in the heart of the Catskills: formal landscapes, country cottage gardens, organic vegetable beds, ornamental trees, prize winning shrubs, and islands of perennial blossoms. Gardeners in Shandaken are very creative. Challenging gardeners are deer, woodchucks, pest insects; odd micro-climates, or deep woodland shade. Nevertheless, every year enthusiasts surprise us with abundant beauty and diverse gardens in these ancient mountains. Rain or shine. Tickets: $25/ Advanced Ticket $20. Proceeds benefit the Phoenicia Library. Advance ticket available at Tenderland Home, Main Street, Phoenicia or Phoenicia Library, 9 Ava Marie Drive, Phoenicia; Buy tickets the day of the tour at the gazebo at Route 214 and Main Street, Phoenicia; 10am-4pm; Further Info call Susan Robertson at 688-7493, firstname.lastname@example.org www.phoenicialibrary.org
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5 July Jamboree 2014. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary invites you to come celebrate the joys of summer and the work of WFAS this weekend. Fabulous food, live music, kids’ activities… and 250 rescued animals to hang out with! This year is going to be a blast! Get ready to frolic with goats, give a belly rub to our pigs, cuddle some chickens and nuzzle with some very friendly sheep, all the while supporting our vital and necessary work, as we offer shelter to abused, neglected and abandoned animals. $10 adults, $5 kids, WFAS members & kids under 3 free. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, 35 Van Wagner Road, Willow; 11am-4pm; 679-5955; www.woodstocksanctuary.org
6 11th Annual Sawyer Motors Car Show. The Best Little Car Show in the Northeast!, Our village streets of Main & Partition are shut down to traffic and filled with over 500 cars that sure do bring back the memories. Non-stop live entertainment and a cause that hit home for all of us. Every year we choose a non-for-profit group and all of our registrations and proceeds of this event go directly to that organization. Fifty trophies are awarded to the best of the best. It's a fun day for kids of all ages. Spectator admission is always free to the public. All of the village shops and restaurants are open for business. A huge thank you goes to our Sponsors. Registration details can be found at: www.sawyermotorscarshow.com/pages/Registration-p5267.html
10, 11, 12, 13 2014 Ukrainian Cultural Festival. The largest Ukrainian festival in the USA. Music & Dance, Art & Craft, Delicious Ethnic Foods, Concerts, Beer Garden & Zabavas. Soyuzivka Heritage Center, 216 Foordmore Rd., Kerhonkson; 626-5641; www.soyuzivka.com
11 45th Annual Children’s Day Parade. The parade route will begin on Broadway at Kingston High School and culminate in Kingston Plaza. Coleman Brothers Carnival and fireworks will await for spectators. Kick off at 6pm; Information may be obtained by contacting 481-7332 or 481-7333; www.kingston-ny.gov
11, 12, 13 The Hudson Project Festival. A three-day music and arts festival on a farm set against the backdrop of the magical Catskill Mountains, just a short distance from New York City and all other major metropolitan areas across the Northeast. You can expect an interactive experience from the moment you arrive on-site, featuring: the ultimate fusion of over 85 genre-defying musical acts on four stages; a fifth interactive performance area; large scale art installations; an art village; a selection of gourmet foods, wine, craft beers, and specialty cocktails from the Hudson Valley area; a wide range of camping options from pre-set up “glamping” tents to DIY choices; and more. At least 18 years of age. Winston Farm, 119 Augusta Savage Road, Saugerties; www.facebook.com/TheHudsonProject
12 Hurley Stone House Day. Explore Americas oldest private homes (1690-1790) in a National Historic Landmark Dutch village. Walking and bus tours, costumed guides, militia re-enactors, first person presenters, Sojourner Truth, puppet show, crafts, games, music and cafeteria. Rain or shine. Main Street, Hurley; 10am-4pm; 331-4121; www.stonehouseday.org
12 High Falls Fair Day. The entire hamlet will be buzzing from morning to evening. There will be a pie-eating contest, art & crafts, kid's games, flea market, live music, antique appraisal event, and more. Activities that reflect the creative character of High Falls will beckon every age group and palate: interactive games for kids and adults, a relay race, talent show, music, antiques, flea market, arts and crafts vendors, green market, barbequed chicken dinners, and the Taste of High Falls (offering samples of High Falls’restaurants and food purveyors). The D & H Canal Museum will be open and offering guided tours of the Five Locks. Rt. 213, High Falls; noon-8pm; www.highfallscivic.org
12 (Torrential Rain Date July 13) Tenth Annual Secret Gardens Tour. The tour will visit six wonderful gardens. These are truly unique secret spots, hiding right in our area. Spend a day viewing nature’s beauty, while getting ideas for your own garden. Proceeds from the tour benefit the Boys & Girls Club with a portion going to the Ulster County SPCA. Tickets are limited and are only $20, through July 10th at Smith Hardware, 227 Main Street, Saugerties and Herzog’s Supply, Kingston Plaza, Schwenk Drive, Kingston. Or send name, address and email address with a check payable to Boys & Girls Club (must be received by July 5th) to: Secret Gardens Tour, P. O. Box 32, Malden, NY 12453. 10:30am-4:30pm; For more information call 246-0710.
16,17,18,19,20 HITS-on-the-Hudson IV. World-class equestrian show jumping. Wednesday - Saturday: Free, Sunday: Adults $5, children under the age of 12 get free admission. All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County. View website for schedule of events. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com
18, 19, 20 3rd Annual Hudson Valley Chalk Art Festival. 20 of the best chalk artists in the United States will participate along with local artists. We will also have a section for you to participate and demonstrate your creativity. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this free event and watch the artwork unfold throughout the weekend. Water Street Market, 10 Main St., New Paltz; 10am-6pm; Hudsonvalleychalkfestival@gmail.com www.hudsonvalleychalkfestival.com
18, 19, 20 Shandaken Arts Festival and Studio Tour. Explore working artists' studios clustered in tiny hamlets and up country roads. Maps, artists, and schedule online. Belleayre to Mt. Tremper; 10am-5pm; info@ShandakenArt.com www.ShandakenArt.com
19, 20 Rosendale Street Festival. 1 Street, 2 days, 6 stages, 74 bands, donation driven! Family friendly festival featuring the best bands of the Hudson Valley. The Music Festival of Rosendale, Inc. is a not-for-profit, grassroots citizen organization that comes together for the purpose of continuing the legendary Rosendale Street Festival for the multiple benefits it offers to our community and the Mid-Hudson Valley as a whole. Handicapped Accessible. $5/pp suggested donation. Main Street, Rosendale; noon-10pm; 943-6497; For music and performances schedules and additional details visit www.rosendalestreetfestival.ning.com
23,24,25,26,27 HITS-on-the-Hudson V. World-class equestrian show jumping. Wednesday - Saturday: Free, Sunday: Adults $5, children under the age of 12 get free admission. All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County. View website for schedule of events. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com
26 83nd Annual Woodstock Library Fair. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock 10am-5pm; 679-4693, 679-2213; www.woodstock.org
29, 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3 Ulster County Fair. Celebrating over 150 years of country life. Pay One Price: $15 includes all mid-way rides, shows & entertainment, children 36″ and taller will require a wrist band. Free parking. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; Opens at 10am each day, except Tuesday when gates open at 4pm. Gates close at 10pm on Tuesday through Thursday, Midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 8pm on Sunday; 255-1380, 255-1701; www.ulstercountyfair.com
30,31,August 3 NY Horse & Pony Show (VI). World-class equestrian show jumping. Wednesday - Saturday: Free, Sunday: Adults $5, children under the age of 12 get free admission. All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County. View website for schedule of events. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com
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1,2,3 NY Horse & Pony Show (VI). World-class equestrian show jumping. Wednesday - Saturday: Free, Sunday: Adults $5, children under the age of 12 get free admission. All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County. View website for schedule of events. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com
1, 2, 3 Ulster County Fair. Celebrating over 150 years of country life. Pay One Price: $15 includes all mid-way rides, shows & entertainment, children 36″ and taller will require a wrist band. Free parking. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; Opens at 10am each day, except Tuesday when gates open at 4pm. Gates close at 10pm on Tuesday through Thursday, Midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 8pm on Sunday; 255-1380, 255-1701; www.ulstercountyfair.com
1, 2, 3 Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. From opera to flamenco, world music to Broadway, the Festival celebrates the human voice in all its multi-faceted glory. Times and ticket prices vary. At multiple venues, all within walking distance of each other in Phoenicia; For info and tickets call 586-3588; email@example.com www.phoeniciavoicefest.com
2 18th Annual March of Champions Drum & Bugle Competition. Benefits The Children’s Home of Kingston. Admission $20. Dietz Stadium, Kingston; 7pm; For more info please call 331-1448 Ext: 1115.
2 45th Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary Antique and Flea Market. Vendors offer an assortment of goods ranging from unusual antiques and fine handcrafted pieces to random hidden treasures. A hospital-sponsored Health Fair will be held during the market offering free blood pressure testing and blood sugar screening. Admission will be $2 for adults and children over 12. The event is a fund-raiser for Margaretville Hospital, a member of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley. Village park, Margaretville; 9am-4pm; For information please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.HAHV.org email@example.com
3 Old Timers Day and 3rd Annual Bed Race. A full day of events. There will be music, dancing, children’s activities, contests, antique cars, merchant specials, vendors. Free. Partition St., Saugerties; 1-5pm; Sponsors, vendors, and bed race teams are needed. For info contact Marjorie Block at 246-0784.
8, 9, 10 Saugerties Artist Studio Tour. Opening Reception at the Gallery, Opus 40, 50 Fite Rd. Friday, 5-7pm; Open Studios Days Saturday and Sunday. 10am-6pm; Map & info: www.saugertiesarttour.com firstname.lastname@example.org
9 Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry & Huckleberry Festival. Rain or shine. 175+ vendors, live music all day, blueberry pie judging contest, face painting, interactive inflatables, Climb On Us Rock Wall. A huge variety of delicious foods will be available to be enjoyed from one end of the festival to the other. Sponsored by The Ellenville/Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the Festival. Canal St. & Liberty Square, Ellenville; 10am-4pm; For information 647-4620, www.ewcoc.com/Pages/EllenvilleWawarsingChamberofCommerceFestivals.aspx
9 The Annual Piecemakers of Cairo Quilt Show. Featuring beautiful quilts, boutique items for sale made by our members, demonstrations, raffles, vendors and door prizes. You choose the winner of the Viewer’s Choice quilt, Viewer’s Choice wall hanging and the member block challenge. The theme for this year’s block challenge is “Movies”. Proceeds from our show help support our many charity projects and member education. Admission donation is $2. Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo; 10am-4pm; For more information please call Debra Steup at 518-622-2270.
9, 10 The German Alps Festival. The Festival always brings smiles to the faces of German-Americans and everyone else who attends. The good-time music is sure to get you up on your feet... or at the very least tapping your feet. Traditional German-American foods, Schuhplattler Dancers, plus some new entertainers, plenty of vendors, plus fun activities for the kids. Fireworks Display Saturday Night. Please note that pets are not permitted on the festival grounds. Adults: $12; Kids 12 and under are Free. Group rates available to groups of 15 or more. For more information visit www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/festivals/summer-festivals-gaf.aspx
14, 15, 16, 17 Kingston Film Festival 2014. The Kingston Film Festival celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all its forms. Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking – feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, experimental, big budget, micro-budget, trailers and so on. The festival will offer film professionals and the interested public quality films expanding their knowledge of cinema and enhancing their appreciation of the filmmaking process. All screenings will be held at BSP, 323 Wall Street, Kingston; For a detailed list of screenings, performances & other information please visit: www.kingstonfilmfestival.org (914)-417-9114 email@example.com
15, 16, 17 Hudson Valley Ribfest and Country Concert. The region’s largest, most unique barbecue festival and contest. The Ribfest isn't just about ribs. Tickets for the concert are $20 Advance online, $30 Day of, Kids 12 and under are free. The Hudson Valley RibFest is part of the Empire State BBQ Championship challenge. A number of barbeque events in New York State are working together to promote great barbeque in New York. For additional details see visit www.empirestatebbqchampionship.com Highland Rotary Club presents the Ribfest and it’s main sponsor is Hannaford Supermarkets. Ticket for Ribfest are $5, under 12 free. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz; 306-4381; Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-5pm; For more info and Ribfest and separate concert tickets visit www.hudsonvalleyribfest.org
16 Hurley Corn Festival. The Festival will include quality handmade crafts, specialty foods, fresh local farm products, antique vendors, live music children’s activities, craft demonstrations, flowers, quilt raffle, and our famous Corn Chowder. $3, under 12 free. Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St., Hurley; 10am-4pm; 514-2785, 338-1661; www.hurleyheritagesociety.org/Pages/Content.htm
16 Chronogram Block Party. We’re bringing back the ultimate block party with live local musical entertainment until 11pm (DJ dance party to be held after hours at BSP), beer and wine garden, Hudson Valley food trucks, Tarot Fair hosted by Eric Francis, street entertainers and vendors, dunking booth to benefi t a local Hudson Valley charity, the ever popular Chronogram cover cut outs, and much more. Free admission. Appropriate for all ages. The Block Party will take place on Wall Street in Kingston between John and North Front Streets in the historic Stockade district; 4-11pm; 334-8600; www.facebook.com/events/433826353381715/?fref=ts
16, 17 International Celtic Festival. Featuring fantastic entertainment from the Emerald Isles, plus world-class Irish-American bands and dancers. Dozens of authentic Irish vendors, traditional foods, and plenty of beverages. Sunday features a Bagpipe Competition, followed by the spectacular Mass March as hundreds of pipers and drummers march down the mountain in unison. After the Mass March, the entire procession will play as one at the base of the mountain - it's a spine-tingling sight that is not to be missed. Please note that pets are not permitted on the festival grounds. Fireworks Display Saturday Night. Admission $16, kids 12 and under free. Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, 64 Klein Ave., Hunter; For info and schedule call 800-486-8376 or www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/festivals/summer-festivals-celtic.aspx
17 Between the Tides Festival. The festival is scheduled “between the tides” so the half-mile trail to the Lighthouse is passable throughout the event. Look forward to a family-friendly, all-ages event including live music, local food, and drinks. The interior is open for tours during the festival instead of the usual tour schedule on this day. No pets allowed during festival. Proceeds from the music festival support the continued preservation of the Saugerties Lighthouse. Advanced tickets & seniors: $25/person. Day of event: $30. Children under 12 are free. Saugerties Lighthouse, 168 Lighthouse Dr., Saugerties; 2-7pm; 247-0656; www.saugertieslighthouse.com/visiting/music-festival
19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Dutchess County Fair. Second largest county fair in New York State. The fairgrounds becomes an entertainment destination where big name talent can be enjoyed, “thrill a minute” excitement can be experienced at one of the finest carnivals in the entire country, free shows and attractions can be viewed almost constantly from the time you arrive to the time you leave. $15 Adults, Children under 12: free at all times, Seniors (65+) & Military w/ID: $10; Everyday Ride Tickets: 12 rides for $20. Route 9, Rhinebeck; 10am-10pm; 876-4000; www.dutchessfair.com/dutchess-fair
21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 Kingston Festival of the Arts. Taking place in multiple locations throughout the city of Kingston. For info 331-3261; Tickets, schedule of events and information at www.KingstonFestival.org
21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 Taste of Kingston. A city wide culinary extravaganza, offering tantalizing tastings from a rich array of restaurants, cafes, food and drink enterprises throughout the city of Kingston, and runs simultaneously with the Festival of the Arts. A portion of the proceeds go to City of Kingston for city services. Taste of Kingston takes place 11am-10pm. Tasting passes $25/$45(double), $5 Kids. www.KingstonFestival.org
22, 23, 24 3rd Annual Central Catskills Great Outdoor Experience Festival. A full weekend of recreational events and activities that will celebrate the natural assets and cultural history abundant in the Central Catskills. Kick-off Friday with historical exhibits, films, food & NightSky – guided star viewing opportunities through high powered telescopes, Saturday will feature a festival of activities: fishing, boating, outdoor vendors, food, music and demos in Margaretville, on Sunday get out and boat the East Branch and Pepacton Reservoir, hike the Catskill Park, bicycle along country roads and walk or explore our hometown communities. Maps, brochures, displays and activity schedules will be available. For schedule and additional info www.centralcatskillsgreatoutdoors.com/about/ 586-3300.
22, 23, 24 2014 Esopus Creek Puppet Suite. This year’s Suite will be based on early 20th century Saugerties, and include scenes about the local paper mills, the rise and fall of the Saugerties Steamboat Line, how area residents survived the Great Depression, and the arrival of Augusta Savage, a Harlem Renaissance artist who lived the last twenty years of her life in Saugerties. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children and $25 for a family of four. Tickets are available at the park entrance. Bring picnics and lawn seating. In the event of rain performance may be postponed or cancelled. The event is made possible, in part, by support from Macy’s, Sawyer Savings Bank, and Catskill Watershed Corp. Tina Chorvas Waterfront Park, 81 East Bridge Street, Saugerties; 8pm. For further information call 246-7873 or www.armofthesea.org/current-offerings/esopus-creek-puppet-suite
23 Shandaken Day. A daylong celebration of all the activities and organizations that come together to make Shandaken, a jewel of a Town located here in the Heart of the Catskill Park. Food, Crafts, Music, Kids Games, Activities, and more. Big Indian Park, Rt. 28, Big Indian; 10am-6pm; Call Town Hall for more info 688-5004; www.shandaken.us/recreation/shandaken-day
23 The 10th Annual Antique Fire Engine Muster & Open House. Antique trucks, food, fun, and a parade. Volunteer Firemen’s Hall & Museum, 265 Fair Street, Kingston; 10am-3pm; For more information please contact: Bill Knowles at 331-4481 or firstname.lastname@example.org
27,28,29,30,31 HITS-on-the-Hudson VII. World-class equestrian show jumping. Wednesday - Saturday: Free, Sunday: Adults $5, children under the age of 12 get free admission. All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County. View website for schedule of events. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com
29, 30 11th Annual Wall Street Jazz Festival. The festival will be Friday at the Old Dutch Church and Saturday there will a free outdoor concert, but in case of rain, it will be held indoors at Backstage Productions. Historic Stockade District of Uptown Kingston; Music starts at 6pm; For the lineup and more information on this musical destination please visit www.wallstreetjazzfestival.com
30, 31, September 1 Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair. Juried crafts fair. Over 300 juried artists and crafts people, live musical entertainment, supervised children's area, health care products, massage therapy, and more make it a fair to remember. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children 12 & under free. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; Saturday & Sunday 10am-5:30pm; Friday 10am-4pm; 679-8087; 246-3414; www.quailhollow.com
31 The 12th Annual Woodstock Fine Art Auction. Featuring art from private collections and estates of historic and national/international interest. The auction features 19th- and 20th-Century Contemporary American, European, and worldwide art in the $500-$20,000 range. There is live, phone, and online bidding. Previews begin August 23. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock; 1pm sharp; 679-2940; www.woodstockart.org
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1 Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair. Juried crafts fair. Over 300 juried artists and crafts people, live musical entertainment, supervised children's area, health care products, massage therapy, and more make it a fair to remember. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children 12 & under free. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; Saturday & Sunday 10am-5:30pm; Friday 10am-4pm; 679-8087; 246-3414; www.quailhollow.com
3,4,5,6,7 HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII. World-class equestrian show jumping. Wednesday - Saturday: Free, Sunday: Adults $5, children under the age of 12 get free admission. All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County. View website for schedule of events. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com
4 The 18th Annual “Fall for Art”. A fundraising art show, sale and cocktail reception, showcasing the work of Hudson Valley artists and benefiting the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and community programs it supports. The Jewish Federation of Ulster County is proud to announce that a portion of this year’s proceeds will go to the “Emerging Artists of the Hudson Valley” high school art competition. The competition will be open to Hudson Valley high school juniors. A panel of judges from the local arts community will select the 3 “best” submissions. The winning students will each receive a cash award and their works will be on display at the event. $40/person in advance, $45 per person at the door. Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston; 6-9pm; For more information call 338-8131 or email@example.com www.fallforart.org
7 HITS Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix. World-class equestrian show jumping. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com
20, 21 3rd Annual Hudson Valley Harvest Festival. Celebrate the Hudson Valley's rich agricultural bounty and so much more. This family-friendly event features a huge farmers market featuring local farms as well as a broad array of arts and crafts and food vendors including the 4-H Snack bar and famous milkshakes, great live entertainment, lots of family and children's activities, Bessie Bingo, 4-H livestock exhibits, educational demos including food canning, a flea market, an antique car show (Saturday only) and a "Touch-a-Truck" children's event (Sunday only) and so much more. Daily general admission tickets are $5 each day, ages 5 and under are Free. Rain or shine. The proceeds from this event benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County and Family of Woodstock, Inc., two of the county's leading agencies providing services and education to the Ulster County community. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz; 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday; www.hudsonvalleyharvestfestival.com
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25 Miller Craft Fair. M.C. Miller Middle School, 65 Fording Place Road, Lake Katrine; 9am-5pm; 943-3941.
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