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on-going happenings, visit our Community News Page, Recreation Page, Lessons & Enrichment Activities Page, Area
Information Page, Township Pages,
Local Libraries, Farmers' Markets, and peruse through our website pages for additional resources.
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
Maverick Concerts. June 15, 2013-September 8, 2013. America’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival. Maverick Concert Hall, Maverick Road, Woodstock; 679-8217; www.maverickconcerts.org
Pine Bush Community Band Concerts. Spring, summer, and holiday concerts. All are invited to attend free of charge. For schedule www.pinebushcommunityband.com
June 22, 2013 - August 23, 2013 Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars. An 8-week Friday/Saturday night movie series. Music, entertainment, food and, of course, movies. 8:30pm; Check website for weekly dates and locations www.kingstonparksmovies.wordpress.com/
June 15, 2013 – August 24, 2013. 2013 Annual Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival. 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
May 29, 2013 – August 28, 2013 The Free Music in the Parks Series. A 14-week music series held at parks around the city on Wednesdays. 6-7pm. For more information on the series and the locations and bands please visit the City of Kingston website at www.kingston-ny.gov/content/120/6823/default.aspx
July 11, 2013 – August 29, 2013 Highland Pop, Rock & Doowop Series 2013. Free concerts each Thursday in July and August. Shows are regional greats performing music of the 50’s & 60s. Listen to doowop, acapella, classic rock, tribute to Nat King Cole and a Sock Hop. Concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a chair or blanket. Village Field, Highland; 6:30-8:30pm; For more info www.townoflloyd.com/Pages/LloydNY_Bcomm/Events/index or www.highlandpoprockdoowopseries.com
July 6, 2013 – August 31, 2013 Belleayre Music Festival. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org www.belleayremusic.org
June 2013 – September 7, 2013 "Shine on Saugerties" is this year's public art event and 34 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 the front lawn of the historic Kiersted House on Saturday, September 21, 119 Main Street, Saugerties; 5pm; discoversaugerties.com
May, 2013 – September, 2013. Concerts on the Green. 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; 1-6pm; Check website for the entire summer schedule.
May 25, 2012 – October 26, 2013 Rondout National Historic Walking Tour in Kingston. A narrated tour of a thriving Hudson River port during the heyday of the Delaware & Hudson Canal on the last Saturday of the month. For information, call 339-0720 www.fohk.org
May – November (weather permitting). The D & H Canal Historical Society's Sunday Flea Market. 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 at email@example.com or Jonicollyn@aol.com www.canalmuseum.org/Sunday%20market.html
September 2013, Weekends. Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble.
Pallet Puppet Theatre Story Time. An interactive puppet theatre show where kids interact with their puppets learning a variety of interesting things. Ongoing on Saturdays. The Green Palette, 215 Main St. (inside the Medusa Antique Center Bldg.), New Paltz;
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.ihgallery.com/first-fridays.html
First Fridays Saugerties Sunset Concerts Series. June 7-September 6. A summer series of 4 sunset concerts . . . "where the mountain meets the river". Saugerties; 246-5306; Facebook Page
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, May - October 1658 Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour. 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 12, 2013-October 11, 2013. 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.
Second Saturdays Woodstock Poetry Society and Festival. A Woodstock Second Saturday event featuring guest poets. Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker Street Road, Woodstock; 2pm; For info contact Phillip Levine at 246-8565; firstname.lastname@example.org www.woodstockpoetry.com
3rd Fridays, May-September. Kingston Night Market. 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
3rd Saturdays Phoenicia Art Openings.
Bring a dish, it's a pot-luck affair and we don't
run out of wine. Art Upstairs and
Cabane Studios, Phoenicia; 6pm-10pm;
3rd Saturdays Art Loop In New Paltz. The event, which is part of the very successful Art Along the Hudson program, features twelve venues in the village of New Paltz every month. Free and open to the public. All venues, with the exception of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, are open for the event from 4pm- 7pm. It is suggested that participants visit the Dorsky Museum first, as the museum closes at 5pm. For more information about Third Saturday or the Art Along the Hudson program, visit www.newpaltzarts.org or www.artalongthehudson.com
3rd Saturdays Arts Along Main Street, Catskill - “Saturday Studios”. Cultural hobnobbing at its best. Learn something about art, meet a friend, see new work, mix and mingle, and make it a great evening! 5pm-8pm; (518) 943-0380; www.mgallery-online.com
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.
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12 WinterFest 2013. There will be free snowshoeing lessons and hikes which include history of snowshoeing, basics of learning the sport, animal tracking, winter survival and fun at 11pm, 12pm, and 1pm, led by Parks and Recreation Department Environmental Educators with snowshoes provided. A variety of children’s arts and crafts will also be available inside at the Hasbrouck Park Stone Building. There will also be warm beverages and food to munch on. This event is free; however certain crafts and food have nominal fees which will help support the Forsyth Nature Center. This event is part of the department’s Use your Parks Campaign, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extensions, Creating Healthy Places Program; and sponsored by The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center. Hasbrouck Park, Delaware Avenue, Kingston; 10am-2pm; 481-7336; www.forsythnaturecenter.org
12 Hudson Valley Rail Trail WinterFest 2013. 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. $2/person; 6 and under free. Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot, 101 New Paltz Road, Highland; 11am-2pm; For more details contact, Laurianne Marion 691-9911, www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net
13 Family Funday Sunday. Proceeds benefit the YWCA. Fireside dining and family friendly activities. Come out and enjoy everyone's favorite Brook's BBQ (includes half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, beverage and dessert). Eat-in or Take out. $12 Each. Twaalfskill Golf Club, 282 W. O’Reilly St., Kingston; 11:30am-2:30pm; Purchase tickets by calling 338-6844 ext 110 or at the YWCA, 209 Clinton Ave., Kingston.
19 Fuzzy Lollipop. A musical look at the world through a kid’s eyes, originals and family favorites. Advance tickets $12, $8 members, $5 children, $2 more at the door. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz; 1pm; 255-1559; To order tickets: www.unisonarts.org
19 Mini Maker Faire. Kids ages 6-14 (and kids at heart!) can come & explore arts, crafts, science and tech creation stations in this one of a kind festival of fabrication and fun. Come celebrate National Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with: Ulster Corps, Bard Citizen Science volunteers, and area artists & educators. All will be on hand to guide kids as they design, create, build and problem-solve through super fun activities. Free. The Center for Creative Education, 15 Railroad Ave., Kingston; Noon-3pm; For more information please contact: CCE Education Director Stephen Gilman at 399-9300 or email@example.com
19 Making Miracles: A Benefit for the Victims of Hurricane Sunday. Helping Hands of the Hudson Valley, along with La Mirage Restaurant, cordially invite you to attend a celebration of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Live music, dancing, raffles, prizes, and more. Formal attire encouraged. Tickets incude 6-course dinner and beverages: Adults/$60, Children under 12/$25, Table of 6/$300. To purchase tickets, please send check payable to: SANDY RELIEF FUND, Attn. Jennifer DeWitt, 292 Route 32 North, New Paltz, NY 12561. 100% of the proceeds will go into the hands of Sandy Survivors whose homes have been badly damaged or destroyed by this record-making storm. La Mirage, 423 Broadway (Rt. 9W), Ulster Park; 7-11pm; Please call Cat Lloyd at 702-1109 for more info. If you would like to donate items for our raffle/prize selection, email Heather at SandySundayNewPaltz@gmail.com Visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/events/466858133361095/
20 16th Annual Shandaken Primitive Biathlon. Competitions in target shooting with black powder muzzle loaders, tomahawk and knife throwing, and sharp shooting. Primitive dress desired but not required. $15/person before January 15; $18/person after. Held at the Biathlon Activity Center. The Upper Esopus Fish & Game Club, Little Peck Hollow Rd., Oliverea; 9am-Noon; For information or to register call Larry at 331-5201; or Vincent at 688-5560; or www.shandakenprimitivebiathlon.net
20 Woodstock’s 24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Tribute: “King says NO! to the New Jim Crow”. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd., Woodstock; Noon-6pm.
21 MLK National Day of Service 2013. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. Ulster Corps is encouraging Ulster County residents to visit our website for a list of opportunities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy through service: www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=10180
21 "School's Out Winter Fun Day". Banish your kid's cabin fever. Treat them to guided snowshoe treks featuring tips on building snow caves and Native American fires. They also can make snow globes, skate on a secluded pool and try out Hammerhead sleds and Tubbs Snowshoes (courtesy of Mountain Tops Outdoors) or lace up their ice skates and take a spin around a small pond. Most of these activities are weather dependent—for up-to-date info, keep checking our Facebook page or website. For groups planning to attend, please RSVP. Bring lunch and wear weather-appropriate clothing (including boots, gaiters or snowpants). Also bring snowshoes, a sled and ice skates, if available. No pets please. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Esopus Meadows Preserve, River Road, Esopus; 10am-1pm; Contact Anthony Coneski at 473 4440 Ext. 273; www.scenichudson.org/events
23 Kiwanis Kingston Classic Early Registration. Early registration for the Kingston Classic is only$15 through February 15th. February 16th – April 1st registration is $20. After April 1st, registration is $25.00. All proceeds to benefit local Kiwanis youth funds. For more information regarding the Kingston Classic, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Register online at www.kiwaniskingstonclassic.com
26 Pot Roast Supper At Woodstock Reformed Church. Reservations encouraged by January 23. Enjoy a delicious Pot Roast Supper at the Woodstock Reformed Church, located at 16 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY. Adults $12, Children $10, Kids under 5 free! Seating at 5:30pm and Takeout at 6:00pm; For tickets, call 845-246-6777 or 845-679-6610 for reservations.
26 Sixth Annual Local Chili Challenge. Enter your best chili recipe in one of our best events of the year….The Local Ingredient Chili Challenge. With a chance to win in several categories including best home chef, best vegetarian, people’s choice, most creative and best professional, this event brings out some amazing talent from our community. Friendly rivalries and snarky banter in the courtyard make this challenge one of our best and most energetic events of the year. Tickets to taste the chili 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; If you’d like to enter this year’s challenge or volunteer to help out, please contact email@example.com www.waterstreetmarket.com
26 Belleayre Snowball Dinner & Dance. Annual fundraiser for the Belleayre Music Conservatory. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount; 6pm; For tickets: Judy Shiner, 254-5787 or 917-846-4094; www.belleayre.com
27 13th Annual Great Messiah Sing-In. The performance will feature local area soloists and conductors. Bring your own score or borrow one at the door. “Audience” seating will be available with a reception to follow. Patricia I. Johnson is the Director of Choirs & Jean Hattersley is the Organist. The Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston; 4pm; For more information please call 338-6759; www.olddutchchurch.org
28, 29, 30, 31, February 1 Winter Festival Week. Special events and reduced ticket prices. Belleayre Mountain, Belleayre Mountain Rd., Pine Hill; 254-5600; www.belleayre.com
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1 Winter Festival Week. Special events and reduced ticket prices. Belleayre Mountain, Belleayre Mountain Rd., Pine Hill; 254-5600; www.belleayre.com
1 Deadline to RSVP and purchase tickets to the 2nd Annual Chocolate Lovers Brunch & Fine Auction fundraiser for Family of Woodstock on February 10. Tickets are $50 per person. Reservations only-limited seating. Diamond Mills Hotel and Tavern, 25 South Partition St., Saugerties; Tickets may be purchased at www.tinyurl.com/bk7agvk or by calling Family of Woodstock at 331-7080 x144.
2 Torchlight Parade. Discovery Lodge, Belleayre Mountain, Belleayre Mountain Rd., Pine Hill; 6pm; 254-5600; www.belleayre.com
2 Groundhog Day!
2 Annual Craft Supplies Sale. The Gardiner Library display case is featuring items from the antique sewing and craft collection of Jackie Myers to coincide with the Craft Sale. Sale of gently used yarns, fabrics, notions and other craft supplies. Donations accepted at the library. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Tpk., Gardiner; 10am-2pm; 255-1255 www.gardinerlibrary.org/communityInfo.html
2 First Ever Kingston Museum of Contemporary Arts Fundraiser. Since 2005, KMOCA has presented some of the region’s most exciting exhibitions. They need your help to keep their door open. Twenty-five of their favorite artists have donated several pieces of artwork that will be available for a small contribution of $25 or $50. This is an amazing opportunity to support KMOCA through its 2013 season and to own a small, exquisite piece of artwork from one of the Hudson Valley’s finest artists. KMOCA, 103 Abeel Street, Kingston; 3-9pm. 901-2069.
2 2013 Winter Festival and Chili Cook Off at Lippman Park. Annual fun filled event for the whole family. Weather dependant activities include ice skating, broomball, hay rides, bon fires, DJ Vinny Nigro, sledding, ice hockey, visit from Frosty, Chili Cook Off, vendors, bike race on ice, face painting, poker run and much more. Lippman Park, Rt. 209, Warwarsing; 11am-4pm; Go to www.ewyouthcommission.org for more info and Chili Cook Off registration forms.
2 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; 10:30am-1:30pm; To register and for more info http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=2870&pg=entry
2 21st Annual Vanaver Caravan Dance Fest 2013. Experience a world of dance with works presented by eleven of the Hudson Valley’s finest dance schools. SUNY New Paltz, McKenna Theatre, New Paltz; 256-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Kingston’s First Poetry Brothel. Join us for a night of Fun, Flirtation, and Poetry. Conceived by the Poetry Society of New York as a way to make poetry fun and expand its audience, The Poetry Brothel has been successful in NYC, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Chicago and many other places. It presents poets as high courtesans who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on couches, chaise lounges and in private areas for which BSP offers a perfect setting. In this brothel of course, the goods are poetic not carnal – and these goods can be had for a small fee. In fact for $3, the poet will read privately one of his or her poems to the audience member, just for them. For many this is an intensified experience of poetry reading that is quite memorable. $10 tickets - BSP Lounge, 323 Wall St., Kingston; 7-11pm; For info call 481-5158; www.bsplounge.com Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbee.com/v/bsplounge/event?eid=954073322
3 10th Annual Life Drawing Show. The Gallery at Unison opens its latest exhibit, the 10th Annual Life Drawing show, with an opening reception. The exhibit will be on display through March 24, 2013. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz; 4-6pm; For more information about this and other upcoming events call 255-1559 or www.unisonarts.org/programs/life-drawing.html
4 Deadline to Register for the Ulster County 4-H’s Annual Make-It, Take-It Activity Workshop on February 8. Click here to Register. For more information contact Kristin Frangione at the 4-H Office at 340-3990 ext. 340 or email email@example.com
8 Ulster County 4-H’s Annual Make-It, Take-It Activity Workshop. Let your creativity flow. This event is also a potluck so all attending are asked to bring a healthy dish to share. There is a $7 fee per person which includes all materials and refreshments. You do not have to be enrolled in 4-H to participate and all ages are welcome to join us for this fun event. The workshops being offered are: Nutritious Desserts, Healthy Dips, Scrapbooking, Stamping/Card Making, and Jewelry Making. Fair Street Reformed Church, 209 Fair Street, Kingston; 6- 8:30pm; Registration is due by Monday, February 4. Click here to Register. For more information contact Kristin Frangione at the 4-H Office at 340-3990 ext. 340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
8, 9,10 Weekend of Folk Music. Presented by The Folk Music Society of New York. This is a friendly getaway filled with informal participatory music making; a weekend with music all around. You'll find instrumental jams, ballad singing, contemporary songs, traditional songs, and whatever. And, yes, there are also jigsaw puzzles and people out skiing, shopping, and hiking. Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, 400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson. More information, weekend and day rates, and a reservation form are available at www.folkmusicny.org/weekends.html Reservations may also be made directly online at www.winterfolkwknd.eventbrite.com Information by phone 718-672-6399.
9 3rd Annual Valentines Art & Music Show: We Love Kingston. Featuring art by Dave Ryan along with many other Kingston fine artists including photography, drawings, paintings, mixed media, and vintage Kingston paraphernalia. Great Valentines gifts available including handmade & vintage jewelry, hair accessories, clothing, ceramics and more. Concert with classical guitarist David Temple begins at 7:30pm. $10/person includes food and drinks. Cornell Street Studios, 168 Cornell St., Kingston; 6-10pm; www.cornellstreetstudios.com/Cornell_Street_Studios/Upcoming_Art_Events.html
9 Four Seasons Hike One: Winter. Get a firsthand look at nature’s remarkable ability to adapt by taking four guided treks—one each season—through two of our priority parks. Each hike offers challenging terrain, outstanding views and an opportunity to witness nature’s changing palette. Each hike covers about four miles and features an elevation gain of 1000 feet. Shaupeneak Ridge, Old Post Rd., Esopus; 10am-1pm; Contact Anthony Coneski 473 4440 Ext. 273, www.scenichudson.org
10 2nd Annual Chocolate Lovers Brunch & Fine Auction. 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. Enjoy Mimosas & Bloody Marys during the cocktail hour featuring blues and live jazz. A world class brunch will include Ricotta, Orange & Chocolate Cannoli Pancakes, Smoked Salmon Frittata, Chocolate Dipped Applewood Bacon and many other delectable choices. A silent and live auction with auctioneer George Cole will feature roundtrip airline tickets anywhere in the US, destination vacations, Knicks/Celtics center court seats, a private champagne sunset sail, Broadway tickets and dining in NYC, a case of wine every month for one year, elegant jewelry and more. The event will help raise much needed funding for Family of Woodstock’s Adolescent Service Programs. Tickets are $50 per person RSVP by February 1st – Reservations only-limited seating. Diamond Mills Hotel and Tavern, 25 South Partition St., Saugerties; Noon-3pm; Tickets may be purchased at www.tinyurl.com/bk7agvk or by calling Family of Woodstock at 331-7080 x144.
10 Art Lab's 6th Annual Mardi Gras Event. Join us for some family friendly fun. Open song circle led by amazingly talented Saugerties kids. Bring an instrument or just sing along. Local gumbo, fun crafts, followed by a parade down Partition Street. All proceeds benefit free and low-cost community art. Suggested donation $5. Dave's Coffee House, 69 Partition Street, Saugerties; 2-4pm. For more information call Saugerties Art Lab at 246.3925, or email email@example.com
14 Valentine's Day.
14 "One Billion Rising" . Join in the global day of action to end violence against women and girls that encourage one billion women and those who love them to walk out, dance, rise up, and show their support to end violence. There will be dancing, dance lessons and inspirational speakers throughout the day, including women in the arts, healthcare, and government. Backstage Studio Productions (BSP), 323 Wall Street, Kingston; 9am-5pm; 338-8700; firstname.lastname@example.org
16 Good Neighbor Food Pantry Fundraiser. Performances by Tom Pacheco, The Cupcakes, Dave Kearney, and Norm Wennet. All proceeds benefit the Food Pantry which serves over 2200 individuals each month. Admission is by donation. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd., Woodstock; 7pm; For more info call 417-5535.
22 Winter Open Boat Potluck. Join us for a Clearwater tradition: a Winter Open Boat Day. Wintertime for the sloop Clearwater is a time for the boat to get some TLC after a long, busy sailing season. It’s also a time for folks to visit Clearwater’s decks to see the repairs that are underway while enjoying some good old-fashioned camaraderie; where a cup of hot cider, face to face conversation and live acoustic music replaces a cell phone and an iPod for an afternoon. Participate in an open jam, and enjoy a performance by Spirit of Thunderheart. Bundle up and come down to the river with a potluck meal, enjoy local music and visit the sloop Clearwater as she winters at our new Home Port and Education Center. Everyone is asked to bring a dish that will serve six to share at the potluck. Hudson River Maritime Museum, Broadway, Rondout, Kingston; 4-8pm; For more info, contact Linda at Linda@clearwater.org or 265-8080 x 7105.
23 16th Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta. Over 800 bowls and tumblers, handmade in the Women's Studio Workshop's ceramics studio by interns, resident artists, staff or community volunteers will be on sale. Come find the perfect bowl and then use it to enjoy a hearty helping of chili donated by over 20 local chefs and restaurants. Enjoy music, face painting and other children's activities all while supporting the Women's Studio Workshop Artist in Residency and Community Programs. Featuring live music by Dog on Fleas, 4-7pm. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Rt 32, Rosendale; Early admission 2–4pm: $5; 4-7pm: Free. 658-9133; www.wsworkshop.org/studios/wsw-events/
23 Eagle Watching Events. Come watch these incredible birds in flight or as they ride the ice one the Hudson River while searching for food. We recommend bringing binoculars. Hosted by Meet Me in Marlborough. Join us at the Historic Milton Train Station and the Milton Landing Park, Dock Road, Milton; 11am-2pm; For info 616-7824 or www.meetmeinmarlborough.com
24 Benefit Concert for The Caring Hands Soup Kitchen. Featuring The Shepherd’s Singers with down-home Gospel, through contemporary expressions, to the verve and excitement of jazz The Shepherd’s Singers use it all to praise and glorify God. A free will offering will be received to benefit The Caring Hands Soup Kitchen. All are invited and all are welcome. Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Avenue, Kingston; 3pm; For more information, call 331-7188.
28 “Give a Hoot” Owl Hike - Shaupeneak Ridge. After a brief overview about the preserve’s resident owls, we’ll head into the woods, where an expert bird-caller will attempt to attract these majestic birds. Be prepared to sit for about two hours, so dress warmly. Please bring a flashlight and folding camp chair. Wear weather-appropriate clothing. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. No pets. Meet at Shaupeneak Ridge's upper parking lot, Poppletown Rd., Esopus; 7-9pm; For info or to RSVP Contact Anthony Coneski at 473-4440 x273 or email@example.com www.scenichudson.org
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1-10 Annual Adams Lawn and Garden Show. Each year the Adams Landscaping crews design and install an amazing backdrop of patios, ponds and walkways for hundreds of flowering spring bulbs, annuals, trees and shrubs in our greenhouses. Vendors, knowledgeable staff and garden experts from throughout the region are there to answer all your questions. The Garden Show is free to attend and also includes seminars, giveaways and free raffles. Adams Fairacre Farms, 1560 Ulster Ave., Lake Katrine; 336-6300; www.adamsfarms.com
1-8 Deadline to make reservation for the March 15th Town of Rochester’s St. Patty's Day Luncheon at the Community Center is March 8th. Make your reservation by calling the Recreation Department at 626-2115.
1-22 Signup for the March 30th Town of Rochester’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt must be done by March 22. Call the Recreation office to signup: 626-2115.
2 Dave Leonard's 18th Annual Pisces Party. This is one of the Best Dance Parties of the Year. This year's proceeds benefit Lisa Hart, a 17 year resident of Woodstock and now Shokan of 7 years, was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer in July of 2012 and has been out of work since then. She's now beginning radiation treatments for the next 7 weeks and needs money to pay March bills. We're hoping to raise $2,000.00 for her.$10 at the door. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock; 9pm; 679-4406; www.bearsvilletheater.com
2 Ashokan Center’s Maple Fest. Maple Syruping, Pancake breakfast all day long, Nature walks, craft shops, dancing, singing, entertainment, and family fun. $10 adults, $5 for kids, children under 5 free. Ashokan Center 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 11am-4pm; 657-8333; www.ashokancenter.org/events/maple-fest-2013
3 BBQ Fundraiser for Olive Fire Department. Enjoy Brooks' (from Oneonta) famous chicken and/or ribs for dinner. Drive-thru pick-up only. Fundraiser for Olive Fire Department. $12/pp, $11/Seniors. Olive Co# 2 Firehouse, 3064 Rt. 28, Shokan; 3-6pm; 464-4240; firstname.lastname@example.org
8, 9, 10 8th Annual Woodstock Goddess Festival. Art show, poetry festival, music. Benefits the Battered Women's Shelter, Check website for shows and times. Tickets $12/$7. The Colony Café, 22 Rock City Rd., Woodstock; 331-6713 or 679-5342; www.colonycafewoodstock.com
9 Winter Carnival. A paperbox derby and dummy race, followed by an Apres Ski Party with a great regional Americana band, McAlister Drive! Test your creativity and enjoy a fun day on the slopes! Group entries are encouraged. Hunter Mountain Resort, 64 Kein Avenue, Hunter; Registration 9-11am at Main Lodge TV Booth by doors to slope side. 518-263-4223; www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/events-activities/cardboard-box-derby.aspx
10 Backyard Maple Sugaring Workshop. Learn how to make your own local, all-natural, seasonal sweetener in your own backyard in this hands-on workshop led by Farmer Creek Iversen. You'll learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, set up buckets for sap, construct a simple outdoor evaporator, finish and jar syrup, and locate and purchase supplies. Sliding scale fee $5-$15 / $10-$25 for families/free for BFP CSA members. Brook Farm, 60 Gatehouse Lane, New Paltz; 1pm; 255-1052 or 902-8154.
10 We Will Not Be Moved: An Evening of Spirituals to Benefit Frack Action. Featuring: Natalie Merchant, Amy Helm, Jack DeJohnette, John Medeski, Gail Ann Dorsey, Rachael Yamagata, Tracy Bonham and many more. Tickets: $65/$45/$35/$25 679-4406; Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock; Doors 6pm - Show 7:30pm (Silent Auction begins at 6pm). www.bearsvilletheater.com
10 25th Annual Shamrock Run. A 2 mile run to benefit The Peoples Place. Parade and Post-race party at the Rondout Neighborhood Center following run. Entry fee: prior to March 1st: $10, after March 1st: $20. 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
10 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. 1pm-4pm; 338-6622; email@example.com www.ulsteraoh.com
11-24 2013 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. The Valley Table presents the region’s largest dining event with more than 200 participating restaurants from seven counties. Restaurants include Crabtree's Kittle House, Terrapin and X2O Xaviars on the Hudson, which will offer delicious, pre-fixe dining. Others joining the roster this spring are Gaucho Grill, Myong Gourmet, Swift and more. Pricing: three-course dinner for $29.95 and/or three-course lunch for $20.95 (excluding beverage, tax and tip). For more information and a growing list of participating restaurants, visit www.HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com
13 Deadline to RSVP for the 14th Annual Fur Ball benefit for the Ulster County SPCA on March 23. Call the shelter at 331-5377 ext. 201, www.ucspca.org/events.htm
15 Town of Rochester’s St. Patty's Day Luncheon. You’re Invited to our annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Luncheon. Come enjoy a free St. Patty’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Luncheon, plus enjoy delicious reubens, Irish soda bread, dessert and beverage. Come wearing the green, and enjoy a delicious lunch and the camaraderie of friends, old and new. Community Center, 50 Scenic Road, Accord; 11:j30am-1pm; Make your reservations by March 8 by calling the Recreation Department at 626-2115.
16 3rd Craft Stuff Swap. Trade your unused and left over supplies for someone else's unused and left over supplies. Bring what you have, what ever is left will be used for the next, or will be donated to teachers we know are in need. The Art Riot, 36 John Street Kingston; 1-7pm; 331-2421; www.theartriot.org/events
16 Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner. Eat in or take out. Featuring the best in traditional St. Patrick's Day feast, to benefit Woodstock Fire Department Company #4 (Zena). Also featuring Ladies Aux. Bake Sale. $12. Reservations suggested. Delivery available for home bound within 5 miles. Zena Fire House (At intersection of Zena Rd. and Sawkill Rd.), Woodstock; 4-7pm; Call for tickets or more info 679-2068.
16, 17, 23, 24 Maple Weekend. The New York State Maple Producers Association invites families from across the Empire State and neighboring areas to learn all about the production of maple syrup and other related products. Our goal during Maple Weekend is to share the taste of real mouth-watering maple syrup with you. Maple producers will demonstrate how to make syrup -- whether it’s simply boiling the sap over an open fire or running it through highly scientific equipment -- the results always taste great. 10am-4pm each day. Check our Locations page for a producer near you and to see the dates and times that they’re open: www.mapleweekend.com/locations.php
22 Raise the Roof Benefit Concert. Artie Traum, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, March Black, Mikhail Horowitz and Giles Malkine, and Ed Sanders will perform at a benefit concert to repair Hurricane Sandy damage to Brydcliffe. $25/$22 members/$40 VIP. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock; 8pm; Tickets can be purchased by calling 679-2079 or www.woodstockguild.org/raisetheroof.html
23 Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt. Glasco Fire House, 138 Liberty Street Extension, Glasco; 10am; For info call Fran at 246-9666; or Email franB623@aol.com
23 Crazy Hat Bingo. Buffet dinner and soft drinks, hat contest and prizes. Cash bar. Dessert potluck. $25 admission/$15 seniors. A High Falls Civic Association event. High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Road, High Falls; 7pm; For reservations call 821-4134 or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.highfallscivic.org/
23 Annual Spring Egg Hunt. The egg hunt begins at 12:00 p.m. sharp and is a rain-or-shine event. Sponsored by The Junior League of Kingston. Forsyth Nature Center, Forsyth Park, Kingston; www.forsythnaturecenter.org
23 14th Annual Fur Ball. Please join us in celebrating our fur ever friends. They say it is the best auction in town. It must be because its “fur” a great cause. Benefit for the Ulster County SPCA. Live and silent auctions, cash bar, dinner. Tickets $85 per person, RSVP by March 13. Diamond Mills, 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties; Silent auction & cash bar start at 5:30pm, Dinner and program start at 7pm, Live auction at 9pm; RSVP by March 13 by calling the shelter at 331-5377 ext. 201; www.ucspca.org/events.htm www.DiamondMillsHotel.com
23 A FAMILY SHOW: A Mind Body and Spirit Dance Party Series with Shaktipat. In an effort to provide a much needed positive, festive and spiritual community experience for children and their families, Shaktipat, a spirit-based chant and groove ensemble based in Stone Ridge, will be offering a special daytime event. The themes of the event will surround gratitude, listening, and generosity, and will include music games, drum circles, musical storytelling, friendly kirtan singing, ecstatic dancing, and other interactive group experiences. Marbletown Multi-Arts, 3588 Main Street, Stone Ridge;3-5pm; 687-8890; www.cometomama.org/calendar
23 Community Open House & Celebration. Eat, drink, and learn what’s happening at your favorite community theater. The Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale; 5-6:15pm; 658-8989; www.rosendaletheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/MarchCalendar2013-web_2.jpg
23, 24 Maple Weekend. The New York State Maple Producers Association invites families from across the Empire State and neighboring areas to learn all about the production of maple syrup and other related products. Our goal during Maple Weekend is to share the taste of real mouth-watering maple syrup with you. Maple producers will demonstrate how to make syrup -- whether it’s simply boiling the sap over an open fire or running it through highly scientific equipment -- the results always taste great. 10am-4pm each day. Check our Locations page for a producer near you and to see the dates and times that they’re open: www.mapleweekend.com/locations.php
24 The Kingston Model Train & Railroad Hobby Show. The event features 11,000 square feet of: Operating Layouts, Dealer and Vendor Tables, Large-Scale Garden Railroad Train Display, Model Train Exhibits, Modular Layouts, Toy Train Raffles, Railroadiana, Tasty Food and Refreshments, Free Door and Show Prize Give-aways, Kid’s Corner Play Area, and Thomas the Tank Engine Trains. Admission: Adults $6, Children (under 12) $1. Murphy Midtown Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston; 10am-4pm; For more information please contact: 481-4198, or by email at email@example.com
24 Breakfast With The Easter Bunny. Enjoy a home cooked Pancake Breakfast (Regular & Silver Dollar) Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Mini Muffin, Fresh Fruit & Drinks. $6 per person, $5 seniors, $4 for 12 & under, 2 & under free. All are welcome. There will be pictures with the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg Hunt and Art activities for the children. The Napanoch Fire House, 25 Plank Rd., Napanoch; 8am-noon; 647-6830.
26 Maker Meet Up. Kids 5-14 (and kids at heart!) come and explore arts, crafts, science and tech creation stations in this festival of fabrication and fun. Kids will design, create, build and problem-solve through super fun activities. $7 per child. Marbletown Multi-Arts, 3588 Main St., Stone Ridge; 2:30-6:30pm; 399-9300; www.cometomama.org
28 Ukrainian Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop. The art of Pysanky or decorated Easter eggs in Ukraine dates back to ancient times. Made by first hollowing out the egg through a small pinhole, a Kitska, or hot wax pen, is then used to write designs on the egg in beeswax. The egg is dipped in various dyes, alternating with more wax writing on the shell. The designs are elaborate and fun to create, and are a traditional symbol of hope and renewal. For adults and children ages 10 and up. Materials fee includes supplies to take home: Kids $10/Adults $15. Class size is limited. ArtsWAVE Center, 12 Market St., Ellenville; 1-4pm; To register call 443-5319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
28 Deadline for early registration for the HITS 5K for United Way on April 7. Entry fee for runners: $20 by March 28 and $25 after. Entry fee for students & walkers: $15 by March 28 and $20 after. Register now online; www.ulsterunitedway.org
30 Town of Rochester’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Please arrive prior to your scheduled hunt time to sign in under the pavilion, and receive a chance to win a prize. Remember to bring your own basket or bag for the hunt. Parents with more than one child in different age groups may wish to bring an extra person to help the children get to their designated spot on time for their hunt. Each child will receive a goody bag of candy. Bring your camera as the Easter Bunny will be hopping in as our special guest. Please sign-up your child by age group by March 22. Time: 1-2 years old: Noon. (Child must walk by his or herself. Parents cannot pick up eggs for them) . Times: 3-4 years old: 12:10pm; 5-7 years old: 12:20pm; 8 years old and up: 12:30pm. Rochester Town Park, 50 Scenic Rd., Accord; Call the Recreation office to signup: 626-2115.
30 10th Annual 4-H Spring Fun Festival. The Feathered Friends 4-H Club of Ulster County invites families to celebrate the arrival of spring. We will have live baby chicks, rabbits, ducks and other fuzzy critters to pet. Kids can dye Easter eggs, draw a magic rainbow egg, find treasure in the chicken scratch, pin the feathers on the chicken poster, temporary tattoos and face painting will also be available. Plant flower and vegetable seeds to later put in your own home gardens, play egg-bean-bag-toss, make a spin-art painting, and make a painting using fresh vegetables. There will be lots of home-made baked treats for sale. Tickets are $2 per child, $3 per adult, or $6 per family. Donations of dog, cat, rabbit or bird food are gratefully accepted for regional animal shelters. Those who bring a donation will get a free gift. High Falls Firehouse, 1 Firehouse Rd. High Falls; 10am-2pm; For more info call 658-3467 or 943-8098 or email email@example.com
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1, 2, 3, 4 Send A Kid to Summer Program Yard Sale. The Rochester Senior Group will once again be having the sale to help raise funds for scholarships for local children to attend our Summer Program. Please make sure donations are in sale-ready condition. Community Center, 50 Scenic Road, Accord; 10am-4pm; For infor call 626-2115; www.townofrochester.net/Pages/RochesterNY_WebDocs/calendar
2 College Financial Aid Workshop. Learn to navigate the process and complete your FAFSA with SUNY Ulster’s Director of Financial Aid. Plan ahead for this workshop by visiting www.pin.ed.gov to obtain your electronic pin at least three days prior to the workshop. Also, bring your 2012 tax information; W-2 forms, federal tax returns, and any other income or asset documents. Business Resource Center, Room 206, Ulster Ave., Kingston; 5:30-7pm; Reservations are required. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 687-5096 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.sunyulster.edu
6 Sugaring Off: 18th Century Style. Join the staff and volunteers 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. Enjoy traditional 18th century music performed by Katie Boardman and watch the First Ulster County Militia re-enact a raid on the sugar bush. The event is free and open to the public. 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. Senate House State Historic Site, Fair St., Kingston; 11am-3pm; For more info 338-2786 or www.nysparks.com
6, 20 Freestyle Frolic. The Freestyle Frolic is an all-ages dance party for dance lovers: a not-for-profit all-volunteer freestyle dance event in the Mid-Hudson Valley. The Frolic dances are alcohol free, smoke free, and drug free, which keeps the focus on dancing. Dancers of all kinds attend, ranging from people who are serious about dance and want to expand their experience and learn from other dancers, to people who just want to get down in a fun, open atmosphere. No dance skills or partners are required. $2-$10, children and volunteers free. Knights of Columbus, 389 Broadway Kingston; 8:30pm-1am; 658-8319; www.freestylefrolic.org
7 HITS 5K for United Way. Dancing, drumming, raffles, and refreshments help make the HITS 5K a fun family-oriented event that raises funds for United Way programs and services in Ulster County. Entry fee for runners: $20 prior to March 28 and $25 after. Entry fee for students & walkers: $15 prior to March 28 and $20 after. Children under 12 are free. Race day registration is 10am-12:15pm at HITS Showgrounds or register now online at www.active.com/running/saugerties-ny/4th-annual-hits-5k-for-united-way-2013 HITS Showgrounds, 454 Washington Ave. Extension, Saugerties; 5K Run starts at 1pm, Kids Fun Run at 12:30pm; Walkers Two-mile Course at 1:10pm; For info contact Su Marcy at 331-4199, Ext 2 or email@example.com www.ulsterunitedway.org
12 1st Annual Pot-O-Gold Business Showcase. Free to attend, The Pot-O-Gold Business Showcase will be a rainbow of B2B marketing, where you'll learn more about the rich variety of businesses, services and products available right here in our region, and learn how to grow your business from some real heavyweights in the marketing industry. Workshops presented by LinkedIn strategist Brian Tietje; International digital marketing superstar Ric Dragon; Market research guru Ted Clark; Insights into our tourism economy with Ulster County Tourism; and much more!! Vendor space and Sponsorships may still be available. Click here for Pot-O-Gold Business Showcase vendor application. Produced by the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce and held at the Holiday Inn, 503 Washington Ave., Kingston; 10am-5pm; 255-0243; www.newpaltzchamber.org/news_events/pot-o-gold_business_showcase.aspx
13 Appalachian Music and Dance, From Roots to Offshoots. The program will include a brief overview of Appalachian music and dance, a clog dancing demonstration, a square dance, and regional desserts. It is free and open to the public, and suitable for all ages. Featured artists are the locally based Shoe String Band who will discuss the evolution of Appalachian music, demonstrating regional influences and the offshoots. For those interested in learning more about the Appalachian region, a Web Quest power point presentation will be set up during the program, providing access to a plethora of topics relating to the area. Marbletown Community Center, Rt. 209, Stone Ridge; 7-10pm; For more info call 687-8726 or www.stoneridgelibrary.com
13 The 17th Annual Y.M.C.A. Kids Classic. All benefits go to the YMVA Strong Kids Scholarship Campaign to help send children to camp and after school programs. Dietz Stadium, Kingston; First race kicks off 8am; For more info or to register call 338-3810 or visit online at: www.ymcaulster.org
13 Family Fun Day. Come join Family Friendly Hudson Valley and MAC Fit Kids for some family fun. Bounce houses, games and demonstrations, crafts, local business vendors, swag bags, door prizes and more! $5/Family. MAC Park, 743 East Chester Street, Kingston (side entrance of MAC Fitness); 9am-1pm; www.familyfriendlyhudsonvalley.com/2013/03/family-fun-day-april-13th-at-mac-park/
13 2013 Rosendale Energy Expo. Retrofitting For Resilience: Preparing our Homes and Businesses for the 21st Century. Come learn about cutting edge energy efficiency techniques for your older home or building, get the latest info on programs to help you make energy efficiency improvements, and speak one-on-one with experts in green building, alternative energy and energy efficiency. Admission is free, and you can also sign up at the event for a free home or commercial energy assessment. Refreshments available. There will be a tour of Rosendale DER pilot project home after the Expo. Sponsored by NYSERDA, the Rosendale Environmental Commission, Central Hudson, and the U.S. Green Building Council-Upstate NY Chapter. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Rte. 32, Rosendale; noon-5pm; Please pre-register by going to www.surveymonkey.com/s/Retrofit4Resilience For info email firstname.lastname@example.org or or email@example.com
13 Kingston’s 1st Scream & Shout with the Kings of Dance Fitness. Benefit for the scholarships and programs at the Center for Creative Education, a non-profit, arts based youth organization. 2 stages, 2 DJ's and 7 amazing male zumba instructors will lead an evening of dance fitness with raffles, children's play area, 50/50, free refreshments, face painting, special performances and more. Tickets $20 Adults, Students $5 in advance; $25 Adults, Students $10 at the door. Purchase tickets at Center for Creative Education, 15 Railroad Ave., Kingston, NY 12401 or Spice Dance and Fitness, 189 Church Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12401 Andy Murphy Midtown Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston; 5:30-7:30pm; For info call 338-7664; www.cce-kingston.org/
14 “Barn Dancin’ on the Rondout”. Enjoy Contra Dance music by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason and called by Peter Blue, followed by Salsa Latin Fusion with Victor Pierre (aka Papa Salsa). Refreshments will be available. $20 for RSVPs, $25 at door. Children under 12 free. A fundraiser for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater organizations. The museum is located at 50 Rondout Landing on the Historic Rondout Waterfront; 5:30-8:45pm; For more info call Linda Richards at 265-8080, x7105, or email Linda@Clearwater.org www.hrmm.org www.clearwater.org
14 Kiwanis Kingston Classic 10K. Awards, food, music, and 2.1 mile fun run. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis youth funds including scholarships.10K race fee is $25, 2.1 miles race fee is $15. Dietz Stadium, Kingston; Race Day Registration and packet pick up 10am-12:30pm, Race starts at 1pm. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org For early registration go to www.kiwaniskingstonclassic.com
14 Astor’s Second Annual Antique Appraisal. Have you always wondered what those items in your attic are worth? Well, this is an opportunity for you to enjoy a lovely afternoon while getting your treasures appraised by experts. $50 for 3 items. Benefit for Astor Services for Children & Families. Vassar Alumnae House, Poughkeepsie; 1-4pm; For info contact Dana Valdez at 871-1171 or email@example.com www.astorservices.org/events.php
14 Kids and Dads Hike. Join us for a free, easy, kid-friendly and relaxing hike at Onteora Lake. Participants will meet other dads. Children of all ages are welcome. Learn about a newly formed Fathers’ Group at the YWCA in Kingston, and do tree identification and tree rubbing activity with the kids. The entrance is on the right side of Rt. 28 driving west. Look for the State Park Preserve sign. Drive down the gravel road to the lower parking area. Please bring appropriate clothing for a hike, water, and snacks. Onteora Lake, Route 28, West Hurley (4 miles west of Kingston); 1pm; To register, contact Katy Kondrat at the YWCA of Ulster County: 338-6844, ext. 117, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
18, 19, 20, 21 The Woodstock Writers Festival 2013. 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. Elizabeth Lesser, Meggan Watterson, Lodro Rinzler, Cheryl Strayed, Abigail Thomas, Martha Frankel, Marion Winik, Bar Scott…and many more. For the complete schedule and to purchase individual tickets or full festival passes visit www.woodstockwritersfestival.com
19 10th Anniversary of Empty Bowls 2013. 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 ARCS Food Pantry in Kingston. $15. Rondout Valley High School 122 Kyserike Road, Stone Ridge; 5pm; 687-2400.
20 Kingston’s Clean Sweep. Volunteers will be picking up litter lying along the “Kingston Corridor” from Washington Avenue through the Uptown Business District, down Broadway to the Rondout Waterfront. Last year, approximately 400 volunteers from students to senior citizens picked up nearly four tons of litter. The Kingston Clean Sweep is sponsored by the Friends of Historic Kingston with support from the City of Kingston and numerous other businesses and service organizations. Individuals are welcome to participate. Trash bags and plastic gloves are provided. The Sweep will take place from 9am-noon. Anyone who wishes to volunteer can call the Friends of Historic Kingston at 339-0720 or e-mail email@example.com or Steve Noble 481-7336 or register online to volunteer at www.kingstonparksandrec.org
20 Energize Kingston. Elements of free food and fun, entertainment and education will help people learn more about energy use and efficiency, sustainability and healthy living in a fun and family friendly way. Homeowners are invited to take the “Energy Pledge” by setting up a free or low cost home energy audit through NYSERDA and get help with grants, incentives and resources to complete energy savings projects in their homes. The event will bring together artists and business owners, public officials, homeowners and renters from throughout the city and the surrounding region to energize mind, body, spirit and community. Co-presented by the YMCA, RUPCO and Friends of Historic Kingston, the festivities will complement a wide variety of community building and placemaking activities that celebrate sustainability and renewal in Kingston and beyond. YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston; 11am-3pm; For more info 338-3810; www.fohk.org www.rupco.org www.greenjobshudsonvalley.org
20 SUNY New Paltz Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Day. Join us and our featured guest speakers, Andy Revkin of the NYT, and community members. Activities for children and adults of all ages include games, interactive displays, speakers, a green living panel, music, and a local green market. At noon, another featured speaker, Lynn Cherry, author of children's books on ecology will share stories of the incredible impacts youth have made with their innovative projects for environmental change. Free admission and parking. SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz; noon-4pm; 257-7869.
20 Zumba for Autism. Fundraiser supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorders served by Center for Spectrum Services. Price: $25/$20 in advance. MAC Fitness, 743 East Chester Street, Kingston, 9:30am-noon;336-2616; To buy tickets www.zumbaforautism2013.eventbrite.com/# www.centerforspectrumservices.org
20 Freestyle Frolic. The Freestyle Frolic is an all-ages dance party for dance lovers: a not-for-profit all-volunteer freestyle dance event in the Mid-Hudson Valley. The Frolic dances are alcohol free, smoke free, and drug free, which keeps the focus on dancing. Dancers of all kinds attend, ranging from people who are serious about dance and want to expand their experience and learn from other dancers, to people who just want to get down in a fun, open atmosphere. No dance skills or partners are required. $2-$10, children and volunteers free. Knights of Columbus, 389 Broadway Kingston; 8:30pm-1am; 658-8319; www.freestylefrolic.org
20 Wildlife Show: Reptile Encounter. Reptile expert Mark Perpetua will educate and entertain kids and their parents. Unison, 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz; 1-2:30pm; 255-1559; www.unisonarts.org
21 22nd Annual John A. Coleman Catholic High School Wine and Cheese Party & Raffle. $50 ticket admits 2 (must be 18 years or older). 19 chances to win from $100 up to $10,000. Fine Wine & Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Delicious Appetizers,& Numerous Door Prizes. John A Coleman Catholic High School, 430 Hurley Avenue, Hurley; 3pm; Contact the school office at 338-2750 for tickets or with any questions; Tickets also available here: www.colemancatholic.net/news/vision.2013.flyer.pdf
21 Ray’s Run: The Ray Caddy Memorial Scholarship Run. This is a 4 mile run & 2 mile walk & Kid’s Run for Fun. The proceeds from the race are put into a scholarship fund for K.H.S. Seniors who are/were members of the Track & Cross Country team. The run was started in memory of Raymond L Caddy Jr. who was an avid runner with exceptional educational expectations. Ray passed away from cancer shortly after graduation from Syracuse University. Deitz Stadium, Kingston; Four Mile Run and A Two Mile Walk 12:30pm; Small Children RUN for FUN (Free) 1:15pm (at the conclusion of the adult run/walk). For more info and registration form www.onteorarunners.org/ORCNewCalendar.html or call 339-5474 or Ysill1@aol.com
26 Family Caregiver Conference. Presented by Caring Connections and sponsored by the Resource Center for Accessible Living (RCAL), this conference will offer family caregivers support, information and education about issues pertaining to the care they provide. Workshops, lunch, gifts, comradery, and more. Sponsorship donations to support the event are available and tax deductible, and include a table at the event to connect with caregivers. Held at the Holiday Inn in Kingston, NY; 8:30am-4pm; Contact Evelyn for further details, 845-443-5488; www.thecommunityguide.net/community.html#FeatureCaringConnnectionsConf
26, 27 Spring Art & Crafts Fair 2013. Featuring original paintings, jewelry & unique crafts, the fair showcases all handiwork by those supported by Ulster-Greene ARC. Skip the mall, choose to shop and promote the entrepreneurial spirit of the artisans who created the handcrafts on display. Feel free to spread the word and bring some friends along too. Ulster-Greene ARC Administration Building, 471 Albany Avenue, Kingston; 4:30-6:30pm; www.ugarc.org
27 VFW Post 1386 Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. VFW Post 1386, 708 East Chester St., Kingston; 10am-3pm; For more info please visit www.vfwpost1386.org/fleamarket
27 Beltane Festival 2013. Renaissance and Craft Faire. Adults $12, Teens & Seniors $6, Under 12 and over 80 free. Center for Symbolic Studies at Stone Mountain Farm, 475 River Road Extension, New Paltz; Gates open noon, 1pm-10pm; 658-8540 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.symbolicstudies.org
27, 28 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. Price: $70 1st day/$60 2nd day/$105 both days. Designated Driver: $20. Hunter Mountain Resort, 64 Kein Avenue, Hunter; 518-263-4223; www.tap-ny.com/about.html www.huntermtn.com
28 7th Annual Wild Earth Pancake Breakfast. Organic pancakes, eggs, maple syrup and more $10/family discounts available. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Route 32, Rosendale; 8am-noon; 256-9830; www.wildearth.org/family/7th-annual-wild-earth-pancake-breakfast
28 10th Earth Day Fair. This event is geared to all ages and is a big hit. You can expect to have a fun & inspired day filled with wonderful ideas and discussions, music, activities and deliciously healthy refreshments. Reformed Church of New Paltz, 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz; 11:30am-3 pm; 255-6340; www.reformedchurchofnewpaltz.org
28 Open House at the New Ashokan Center. Come celebrate and thank all those who helped make the new Ashokan Center campus possible. There will be music, an art exhibition, a tree planting ceremony to honor recently retired Congressman Maurice Hinchey for his stellar career as a public servant and environmentalist, and snacks & beverages for all. Tours of the beautiful new Ashokan campus buildings will be ongoing throughout the day. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; noon-5pm; 657-8333 email@example.com Information and directions: www.ashokancenter.org
29 College Financial Aid Workshop. Learn to navigate the process and complete your FAFSA with SUNY Ulster’s Director of Financial Aid. Plan ahead for this workshop by visiting www.pin.ed.gov to obtain your electronic pin at least three days prior to the workshop. Also, bring your 2012 tax information; W-2 forms, federal tax returns, and any other income or asset documents. Business Resource Center, Room 116, Ulster Ave., Kingston; 5:30-7pm; Reservations are required. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 687-5096 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.sunyulster.edu
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3, 4, 5 Crafts At Lyndhurst: A Spring Festival of Fine Craft, Food & Fun. With Mother's Day, weddings, and graduation just around the corner, Crafts At Lyndhurst offers shoppers the chance to find unique gifts for that graduating senior, the bride-to-be, or to show mom just how special she is. 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. More than 275 artists will be displaying and selling their contemporary works and collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest work. Despite its name, the fair offers more than just crafts. Visitors can also enjoy live music all weekend long; watch craft demonstrations; play their own instruments in a special interactive hands-on exhibition; eat in the expanded food court; purchase specialty foods and participate in children's activities. New this year: Live music all weekend from Tribes Hill and Interactive hands-on exhibition of instruments by Todd Crowley. 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
4 13th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo. The largest and only event of its kind in New York State. The Expo attracts top speakers, authors, medical professionals, artists and experts from all over the Hudson Valley and beyond. Take advantage of over 100 seminars, workshops and interactive experiences - from cooking demonstrations and free health screenings to exercise and fitness demonstrations. Browse over 150 booths and exhibits. Enjoy a visit to the Spa, or have a tasty nibble at the healthy Food Court. Miller Middle School, 65 Fording Place Rd., Lake Katrine,; 8:30am-5pm; 802-7025 www.womenshealthexpo.com
4 Walkway Over the Hudson 2nd Annual World Record Attempt. A truly memorable fundraising event—the World's Longest Line of People singing and dancing our way to another world record in celebration of I Love My Park Day. $15/person. Upon receipt of your $15 per person registration fee, you will be sent an email confirmation notice which will serve as your ticket to the event, and confirm your place on the Walkway and in history. Walkway Over the Hudson, Highland; 8am-noon; To register or for more info www.walkway.org
4 Walkin’ The Dog Walkathon. A fundraiser to support the Elting Memorial Library. We encourage you to ask family and friends to sponsor your dog to further support the library. The one-mile walk will follow Huguenot Street North to Mulberry and around to the rail trail back to the Gilded Otter. Fee $15 per dog. Gilded Otter parking lot on South Huguenot Street, just off Main Street, New Paltz; Registration takes place from 8:30-9:30am. Walk begins at 8:30am; For more info 255-5030 or email@example.com www.eltinglibrary.org
4 Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association Spring Plow. Please join us at Saunderskill Farm for the annual Spring Plow. Food, music, kids games, vendors, demonstrations and lots more. Saunderskill Farm, 5100 Route 209, Accord; 10am-4pm; 626-2676; www.Saunderskill.com
4 Children's Bicycle Rodeo. For kids up to 14 years of age. Bicycle helmets will be given away. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Ulster County Sheriff's Office and the Kingston Elk Lodge. Elks Lodge,143 Hurley Avenue, Kingston; 10am-2pm; For info contact Deputy Debbie Prusack at 334-5006.
4 I Love My Park Day at Minnewaska St. Park. Help with trail improvements & invasive plant species removal. Wear appropriate work clothes & shoes; bring water, lunch, snacks, insect repellent, sun screen. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Rt. 44/55, New Paltz; 10am-3pm; Please Register: 255-0752 or www.ptny.org/ilovemypark
4 13th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. Live Mexican Band, Mariachi Band, Folklorico Dancers. Mexican food. Crafts & novelties. Casa Villa Restaurant, 395 Albany Ave., Kingston; noon-9pm; 331-7646; firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour. Includes interior of Fred J. Johnston House. $10/Adults, $5/Children under 16. Friends of Historic Kingston Museum, 63 Main St. Kingston; 2pm; 339-0720; www.fohk.org
5 American Cancer Society Bark For Life. A noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives. So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games. Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses, 778 Broadway, Ulster Park; 9am-1pm; Click HereTo Register.
5 New Paltz Regatta. A homemade boat rally held on the Wallkill River dating to May 15 1955 when the Delta Kappa Fraternity of SUNY New Paltz held a regatta with all manner of homemade crafts. A fun-to-watch parade of kayaks, canoes, and homemade crafts begins at 1pm from Village Hall and continues down Main Street to the public boat launch at Sojourn Truth Park on Plains Rd. Family of New Paltz Duck race begins at 1:30pm; homemade watercraft race at 2pm. Music, children’s' activities and more. To register to participate in the regatta go online at www.newpaltzregatta.com
5 (Rain Date May 19) 1st Annual Blessing of the Bikes. All types of Bikes and Vehicles are Welcome. Motorcycles, Trikes, Dirt Bikes, ATV’s, Cars, Bicycles, etc. Refreshments will be served. Good will offering to benefit The Caring Hands Soup Kitchen and Pantry. The Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Ave., Kingston; 11am; 331-7188.
10 30th Huguenot Street Cooperative Nursery School’s Annual Community 5K Run/Walk. Immediately following the 5K race, there will be a free, non-competitive “fun run” for children of all ages. Each child runner will receive a prize. This family event will also feature a raffle and plenty of activities for children of all ages, including an encore live musical performance by Ratboy Jr. Refreshments. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers. Entry fee: Pre-entry: $20/Adult; $10/Child 12 and under. Day of race: $25. Registration forms are available at The Bicycle Depot, P & G’s Restaurant, and throughout the New Paltz area. Registration is also available online via www.active.com/running/new-paltz-ny/huguenot-spring-race-2013 Sponsored by New Paltz Health and Nutrition. Proceeds will go towards upgrading the playground structure shared by both the school and the public. Huguenot Street Cooperative Nursery School, 92 Huguenot St., New Paltz; 6pm; For info call Jenny at 518-810-6551; www.huguenotnurseryschool.com
10 Help us Stuff the Truck. Join our food drive. Help us stock up for local food pantries for the summer. Collections will take place at the Sawyers Savings Bank Branches in Highland, Saugarties, & Marlboro; 9am-4pm.
11 Spring Fest 2013. Spring fest is a family fun festival showcasing our local businesses. Sponsored by the Town Of Lloyd events Committee and the HDBA. Blessing of the Bikes, Rally/Waiters Race, Bed Races, and Block Party. Registration forms for the BED RACE and the WAITERS RACE are available at www.townoflloyd.com/Pages/LloydNY_Bcomm/Events/index . Highland; 10am-9pm.
10 The D&H Canal Mother’s Day Gala Dinner Dance. Help raise funds for the D&H Canal Museum. Tickets $30. Rondoout Country Club, 10 Bank Street, Accord; Reception 6pm, Dinner, 7pm; 687-9311; email@example.com www.canalmuseum.org
11 Box Turtle Day. Lend a hand at WVLT's Walk and Talk on the Smith Property, where the Smiths, with the aid of biologist Joe Bridges, have been monitoring the turtles on their 65 acres since 2005. Assist in the search of box turtles, which are active this time of year. So far 66 different individuals have been found and documented, some with the aid of the Smiths' Austrailian cattledogs, which have been trained to track turtles. You can learn more about this project at www.boxturtlesny.com . Come prepared for choppy terrain and ticks. Rain or shine (turtles like rain). Free and Open to the public, but you must register. Address and directions will be given upon registration. Please call 255-2761 or email info@wallkillvalleyLT.org your name telephone number and mailing address. 10am-noon.
11 YWCA Ulster County Inaugural Mother's Day 5K Run-Walk. Join us for a day of family, friendship, and fun while supporting the important work and mission of the YWCA Ulster County. Pre-registration (Due by May 4, 2013): Entry Fee = $12 Adults, $10 for 12 & Under. Race-Day Registration: 8:30-9:30am: Entry Fee = $15 for Adults, $10 for 12 & Under. Sponsorships available. Register online: www.ywcaulstercounty.ticketbud.com/ywca-ulster-county-mothers-day-5k Academy Green, Kingston; Mini-Miler (Ages 10 & Under): 9:30am; 5K Run-Walk: 10am; Check-in and Race-day Registration: 8:30am - YWCA, 209 Clinton Avenue @ Academy Green Celebration & Awards: 11:30am-1pm; For more info cal 338-6844 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
11 “Stamp Out Hunger”. In conjunction with the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service, the United Way of Ulster County and the Kingston Post Office are coordinating a countywide food drive to collect food for local food pantries. Last year's food drive brought in 8,500 pounds of food that was distributed by food pantries throughout Ulster County. This year's goal is to collect 10,000 pounds of food. Help "Stamp Out Hunger" by leaving non-perishable food items such as pasta, dry milk, cereal, and canned goods (please NO glass), for your letter carrier on Saturday, May 11th or by bringing donations to your local post office or the United Way office (450 Albany Avenue, Kingston) beginning Monday, May 6th. Food pantries wishing to participate must contact Su Marcy, United Way of Ulster County, phone: 331-4199, x2, email: email@example.com prior to May 11th. Local civic organizations wishing to make donations should contact Mike Bachor, Kingston Post Office 331-2286; www.ulsterunitedway.org
11 3rd Annual Chalk Walk. You bring the creativity and we provide the chalk. Come to the library & decorate our walk. Prizes, music and food. Free and open to all artists. The Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston; 339-0507; firstname.lastname@example.org www.kingstonlibrary.org
11 TrailFest. Meet the outdoor community’s top manufacturers as well as local and national organizations who promote stewardship and the outdoor mountain sports we are passionate about - hiking, backpacking, family camping. The Outdoor community’s top manufacturers will be represented and new this year, Orvis Fly Fishing. Free. Kenco, 1000 Hurley Mountain Rd., Kingston; 10am-4pm; Go to www.trailfest.info for more details.
11 West Hurley Library Spring Plant Sale. Plant sale, used book sale, baked goods sale, and raffle. Proceeds benefit the Library Friends Group. Tthe West Hurley Public Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley; 10am-2pm; 679-6405; www.westhurleylibrary.org
11 The 16th Annual Saugerties Spring Fling Auction. This annual event is our largest fundraiser with an ambitious goal of $30,000. We are happy to announce that this year our auctioneer will be Barry Cherwin. If you are interested in attending, taking an advertisement in our program catalog or donating an item for the auction please contact the Saugerties club for more information. This fun filled event is one you do not want to miss. Tickets $30. To benefit the Boys & Girls Club Saugerties Unit. Rip Van Winkle Golf Club, 3200 New York 23A, Palenville; 6pm; 246-7671 or email@example.com
11 Native American Cultural Gathering. Opening with a prayer, sharing circle and a potluck lunch. Pamala Brown, a Wolf Teacher, will show a short movie on the wolfs and give a brief talk. Sponsored by the Big Indian Native American Cultural Center,Inc. Everyone is welcome. Donations appreciated. The Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hi; Noon;l For more information 254-4238; www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org/events
11 (Rain Date May 12) Car Show. Fundraiser for Solar Car Challenge from Texas to California. Food, music, line dancing, and 50/50. Pre-Registration by 4/30 $8. Registration at the door $10.Spectators $2 per person. UC Boces, Route 9W, Port Ewen; 9am-3pm; For information, please call 331-6680 ext. 2802.
12 Opening Day: Rhinebeck Outdoor Farmers’ Market. It’s the beginning of the 20th at the market.season of the outdoor Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market and it’s Mothers Day. Free Seedlings will be given to all Mothers who visit the market compliments of market vendor, The River Garden, a flower farm based in Catskill, NY. The market runs every Sunday in the municipal parking lot (61 East Market St.). 10am-2pm; For more information, visit www.rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com
13 Deadline to Sponsor or Sign-up Teams for the 15th Annual 4-H Golf Classic on May 16 at the Apple Greens Golf Course. www.cceulster.org/2013%204H%20Golf%20Registration.pdf
16 15th Annual 4-H Golf Classic. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County hopes to see you out on the links. This outing is fun for everyone. It’ll be a great day for golf, food and excitement. We will be accepting sponsors and teams until May 13. Sign up and join us for an exciting day on the green. The $100.00 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, continental breakfast, snacks on the course, and an awards luncheon following the tournament. There will be a “Hole in One” competition featuring a new 2013 Chrysler 200 provided by Begnal Motors in Kingston and other great prizes awarded for Longest Drive Mens & Womens; Closest to the Pin; team prizes for first, second and third place and much more. The money raised by this tournament goes directly to 4-H youth and leadership in Ulster County. Apple Greens Golf Course, 161 South St Highland; Registration begins at 7:30am. The four-person scramble with a shotgun start will begin at 9am. For more information about the tournament including tee sponsorship information www.cceulster.org/2013%204H%20Golf%20Registration.pdf, or call volunteer chairperson, Betty Burgher 399-2809; www.cceulster.org
16 The Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival. Features great music, entertainment & of course a lot of great food from food trucks in the Hudson Valley. Fiberflame Studio,1776 Route 212, Saugerties; 3:30pm-9:30pm; 679-6132; www.fiberflamestudio.com/workshops/hudson-valley-food-truck-festival
17 Electronics Recycling. Hudson Valley businesses and other entities of any type and size can recycle their electronics free of charge. Easy access to the UCRRA and friendly staff to unload your stuff, make electronics recycling as simple as it gets. And recycling at this event assures disposal compliance. E-waste is a vast category, including computers, servers, monitors, printers, keyboards, VCRs, batteries, cell phones, terminals, cables, wires, power supplies, fax machines, radios, modems, CRTs, corded and cordless telephones, TVs, CPUs, copiers, scanners; cassette, CD and DVD players; typewriters, and stereo equipment. We will take any item with a chip or a plug, as long as it doesn’t contain Freon or other liquids. Businesses must register online with the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce at www.ulsterchamber.org/event-registration or by calling 338-5100. Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, 999 Flatbush Avenue, Kingston; 10am-2pm; To learn more, visit www.themacworks.com www.ulsterchamber.org and www.ucrra.org
17 Deadline for orders for UCCA, Inc’s 2nd Annual Chicken BBQ on May 22. Cost: $12, includes 1/2 Chicken, Baked Potato, Coleslaw, Roll & Butter, Brownie. Make checks payable to UCCAC, Inc. and drop off or mail: UCCA, Inc., 70 Lindsley Ave. Kingston, NY, 12401; For more info please call 338-8750.
18 5th Annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival. Thousands gather in the orchard rain or shine for a day of fun. Cupcakes, food, live music, craft vendors, wine tastings, children's actilivities, and an amateur cupcake festival. Come join us with friends and family, bring the lawn chairs and blanket and spend the day. Wright Farm, 699 Rt. 208, Gardiner; Noon-6pm; www.facebook.com/gardinercupcakefestival
18 6th Annual New Paltz Bike Swap. Get amazing deals on new and used bikes, bike parts, apparel, bags and vintage bike items. Dozens of vendors, hundreds of participants, and FREE admission for everyone. Arrive early for the best selection. New Paltz Middle School, South Manheim Blvd., New Paltz. Seller item check-in begins at 9am, ends at 1pm; open for buyers 10am; sale ends at 2pm; For more see New Paltz Bike Swap on Facebook.
18 High Falls Pet Show 2013. Pet Show Contest featuring prizes in several categories. Free admission. Contest entry $5 per furry friend. All pets must be on a leash, in a carrier or otherwise humanely restrained by the owner. Presented by The High Falls Civic Association. Community Church yard, 2nd St, High Falls; 10am-1pm; 687-4566; www.highfallscivic.org
18 Ninth Annual Community-Wide Plant Sale, Swap, and Garden Yard Sale. 100’s of plants and plant related items. Come early for best selection. Deyo Hall, 18 Broadhead Ave., New Paltz; Bring plants and other items for swap 8-9am; Sales & swap 9am-1pm; 255-8856; www.NewPaltzGardenClub.org
18 Kingston Relay for Life. The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement. When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer. Dietz Stadium. 170 N Front St. Kingston; 11am; www.relayforlife.org
18 Wine, Woman And Song:A Spring Wine Tasting and Musical Gala Benefit. In this pairing of fine wines with fine music, wine expert, David G. Howell is joined by Lynne Kerr and Jay Kerr, who blend their acclaimed cabaret performance with the wines he presents. This gala fundraiser will benefit the CHS Building Restoration Fund. The historic Cragsmoor art colony is located on top of the Shawangunk Ridge off Route 52 between Pine Bush and Ellenville. It is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected land with hiking trails, water falls, lakes, and expansive views. Suggested donation $40 per person, $75 per couple. Cragsmoor Historical Society, 349 Cragsmoor Road, Cragsmoor; 5pm; 647-6384; www.cragsmoorfreelibrary.info/wp_cfl/?p=73
18 Country Fair & Open House. Apple Pie Baking Contest, Native American Crafts demonstration, Quilts will be on display along with the History of the Town of Shawangunk and much more. The Influence of the Dutch on the American Kitchen Guest Speaker and author, Peter G. Rose will present a lecture at noon. Reformed Church of Shawangunk; 1166 Hoagerburgh Road, Wallkill; 11am-4pm; 895-2952.
18 Preview Opening Reception. Join us for the opening reception for the 11th Annual Woodstock Day School Auction. Fletcher Gallery, 40 Mill Hill Road. Woodstock; 5-7pm; 679-4411; www.fletchergallery.com
18, 19 Wildflower Festival at Catskill Native Nursery. On-going talks and demonstrations about native wildflowers, herbalism, gardening and land preservation. Plants, pottery and garden art for sale. Rare and limited stock will be offered. Hudson Valley Seed Library seedling sale. Free. Catskill Native Nursery, 607 Samsonville Rd, Kerhonkson; 10am-5pm; 626-2758; www.catskillnativenursery.com
19 9th Annual Rosendale Youth Program Car Show. All classics, newer models and motorcycles welcome in separate viewing and judging areas. A stereo-free show. Vehicle registration $10 day of show; $8 if pre-registered before May 10th. Peoples' Choice, food, vendors, door prizes, raffle, 50/50, music! Free parking and admission for spectators. Rosendale Police Dept. car seat check. Sponsored by the Rosendale Street Rods Car Club. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Rt. 32, Rosendale; Vehicle registration 8am-1pm; Show 8am-4pm; Trophies 3pm; 658-8982; www.townofrosendale.com/?s=car+show
19 1st Annual Hudson Valley Rail Trail & STRIDE Wounded Warriors Race. 4 Mile Race and 2 Mile Walk on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. Proceeds will help the HV Rail Trail with improvements and amenities with the remaining proceeds benefiting STRIDE Wounded Warriors, an organization that has been fulfilling dreams, removing boundaries, enhancing self-esteem, and empowering individuals with disabilities through participation in sports and recreation activities. HV Rail Trail, 75 Haviland Rd, Highland; Registration at 7:30am. Race at 9am, and the walk begins at 10am. $25 early registration, $30 rack day. Please register. For information, contact Cheri Horn Cherih@optonline.net at or Susan Van De Bogart at HVRT.RunWalk.firstname.lastname@example.org www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net
22,23,24,25,26 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
22 UCCA, Inc’s 2nd Annual Chicken BBQ. Benefit for the UCCA, Inc’s Backpack/Snackpack Program. Cost: $12, includes 1/2 Chicken, Baked Potato, Coleslaw, Roll & Butter, Brownie. Orders must be placed by May 17, 2013. Make checks payable to UCCAC, Inc. and drop off or mail: UCCA, Inc., 70 Lindsley Ave. Kingston, 12401. Sponsored by Ulster County Community Action and The Stone Pony Delicatessen. Academy Green Park, Kingston; 4-6:30pm; For more info please call 338-8750; www.uccac.org
22 1st Annual Taste of Woodstock to Benefit the Woodstock Film Festival. Start at the WFF office with a glass of wine. Pick up a map of the participating eateries around town, then stroll around town and take in as many of the food choices as your stomach will allow. WDST will be in the Village Green and playing great music all evening long. Confirmed restaurants include: Bread Alone, Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, Cucina, Garden Cafe on the Green, Landau Grill, Maria's Bazaar, Mountain Gate Restaurant, New World Home Cooking, Oriole 9; Peace, Love & Cupcakes, The Red Onion, Sun Frost Farms, Yum Yum Noodle Bar, and Woodstock Wine and Liquors. 6-9pm; Click Here for tickets.
25 Ludwig Day. In memory of Ludwig Montesa, New Paltz will throw an all-day celebration in his honor. Ludwig was a friend to all, a gentle soul and a genuine being. A memorial service will begin at Hasbrouck Park, then march down the sidewalks and into the village to commence music and events. Just like Ludwig, this celebration will be everywhere in town at once. New Paltz; noon.
25 Plattekill Memorial Day Parade. Please come and show the Veterans your support. The Parade Route will be from the Town Hall, Modena, to the Thomas Felton Park in Modena. A Memorial Service will be held at the park after the parade. Refreshments provided by the The Town of Plattekill Veterans Committee. Line up is at noon, Parade kicks off at 1pm.
25, 26 Memorial Day Weekend Barn Sale. You can find almost anything at Unison's Barn Sale. Have fun and help Unison. We will sell furniture, CDs, books, clothing, toys, tools, artwork, antiques and much more. Special discounts Sunday — 1 free item (up to $5 value) with every $20 purchase — late afternoon (2:30-4:pm) super sale – $10 a bag, and we provide the bag. Unison, 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz; 8am-4pm; 255-1559; www.unisonarts.org/programs/Barn-Sale.html
25, 26, 27 Plant Sale at the Clove Valley CSA. Extensive and unique plant collection. Great for permaculturists, herbalists, and gardeners. More info and plant list on the website. 81 Clove Valley Road, High Falls; 687-0535; www.clovevalleycsa.org
25, 26, 27 Woodstock- New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair 2013. Experience one of America's largest variety of art & craft demonstrations, be entertained by the best regionally based musicians, and enjoy the very best the Hudson Valley has to offer in both New York State wines and locally produced handcrafted specialty foods. Over 300 artists and craftspeople. Exhibitions, demonstrations, children’s center. Furniture, landscape arts, supplies, entertainment, specialty foods and health care products; $8/Adults, $7/Senors, Children 12 and under free. Ulster County Fairgrounds, Libertyville Rd, New Paltz; Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm, Monday 10am-4pm; 246.3414 or 679-8087; www.quailhollow.com
27 Annual Esopus American Legion Memorial Day Parade. Sponsored by the American Legion Post 11298 Assembly will be at the Dollar General Store parking lot on Rt. 9W. Parade will proceed up south to the Esopus Town Hall where the ceremony will be held. A dedication ceremony for the new Veterans Memorial will be held. The Town Supervisor and state Assemblyman William Larkin will speak. The American Legion will give a 21 gun salute. Parade participants should begin arriving at 9:30am. Parade will kick off at 10am.
27 Town of Hurley Memorial Day Parade. Join us for our traditional Memorial Day Parade & Celebration. Line-up is at St. Joseph's Mission Church proceed along Zandhoek Road, Main Street and old Route 209, ending at the Town Hall on Wamsley Place; 10am.
27 City of Kingston Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. The Ceremony will begin at City Hall, 420 Broadway, at 1pm and the parade kick-offs at 2pm from the corner of Broadway and Andrew St. The parade will proceed up Broadway, through the Uptown business district and along North Front St., ending at Dietz Stadium.
27 Town of Olive Memorial Day Parade & Services. Assemble at at 9:30am at the West Shokan Post Office to march up Route 28A and proceed to the Veterans Memorial in front of the town building on Watson Hollow Road, where memorial services will be held. Refreshments will be served after the service at the town park.
27 Town of Marbletown Memorial Day Parade & Services. The parade lineup will begin at 9:30am at Marbletown Elementary School on state Route 213, and the parade will begin at 10am. It will proceed to U.S. Route 209, then head north to the Marbletown Community Center in Stone Ridge. The memorial service is to begin at 10:30am.
27 Town of Rochester Memorial Day Parade & Service. Celebration will begin with a groundbreaking for the new Veterans Honor Park at the Town Hall in the hamlet of Accord. Parade will step off from the Town Hall at 1pm and proceed to the firehouse, where a service will be held. Afterwards, there will be vendors and music in the town park.
27 Town of Rosendale Memorial Day Parade. Line up at the VFW in Tillson. 10am.
27 Town of Shandaken Memorial Day Parade. Step off from Main St. in Phoenicia at 10:30 and parade to the Eagle Statue by Route 28. Town Supervisor will speak and the ceremony will include a rifle squad and music by the Oneora High School Band. Hosted by The American Legion Post 950.
27 Annual Woodstock American Legion Memorial Day Parade. Assembly will be at the Woodstock Playhouse parking grounds starting at 11am. It will step off at Noon and proceed up Mill Hill Road, to Rock City Road, and stop at the Woodstock Cemetery. After a ceremony at the War Memorial, the parade will continue down Rock City Road to Tinker Street and through the Village to the American Legion on Hillcrest Ave. Units participating in the parade should begin arriving at 11am. The Parade will kick off at noon. For info call 679-8401.
28 3rd Annual Let’s Move Ulster 2013. Free Access to Health and Fitness Professionals. Dance, Active Play, Games, Demonstrations and Fitness. Plus the opening of The Mid-Town Farmers’ Market. Wear appropriate colors to represent your school or organization. Go to our Facebook or website to learn the “Let’s Move Ulster Flash Workout Dance”. Sponsored by The Center for Creative Education and the Ulster County Department of Health. Broadway, between Henry and Cedar Street, Kingston; 5pm; www.cce-kingston.org or find us on Facebook at LetsMoveUlster.
28 College Financial Aid Workshop. Learn to navigate the process and complete your FAFSA with SUNY Ulster’s Director of Financial Aid. Plan ahead for this workshop by visiting www.pin.ed.gov to obtain your electronic pin at least three days prior to the workshop. Also, bring your 2012 tax information; W-2 forms, federal tax returns, and any other income or asset documents. Business Resource Center, Room 116, Ulster Ave., Kingston; 5:30-7pm; Reservations are required. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 687-5096 or email@example.com www.sunyulster.edu/admissions/financial_aid
28 Deadline to RSVP for the 14th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration: “The Seasons of Your Life” on May 31st at the HealthAlliance® Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus, Administrative Services Building Auditorium, Kingston; 6-8pm; Please Call 339-2071 ext. 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
31 14th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration: “The Seasons of Your Life”. Join us for a festive occasion for cancer survivors, family & friends. There will be a delicious light supper featuring foods from all 4 seasons,. Inspirational Speaker: Ujjala Schwartz, and reading by Carol Dwyer. We will enjoy music by Slide Mountain String Band, Energy Dance Troupe with DREW, Therapy Dogs, Hair Extensions by The Perfect Fit, LLC., Candle Lighting Ceremony & Blessing and a Celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the Herbert H. & Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House. HealthAlliance® Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus, Administrative Services Building Auditorium, Kingston; 6-8pm; RSVP by Tuesday, May 28th. Please Call 339-2071 ext. 100 or email email@example.com
31 Catskill Mountainkeeper Adopt-A-Highway Community Roadside Cleanup. Come out and lend a hand to keep this well-traveled Catskill roadway beautiful and trash free. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss local issues with Catskill Mountainkeeper’s staff and to hear about Mountainkeeper’s initiatives. Phoenicia Diner, 5681 Route 28, Phoenicia; 9:30am & Noon; 707-1326l; www.catskillmountainkeeper.org
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1 “Bridge to the Future” Auction and Dinner. Benefit for the Children with Autism who attend Center for Spectrum Services (formerly, The Children’s Annex). Join us for a wonderful evening at this gala event as we come together with friends, old and new, to raise funds to support Center for Spectrum Services. The evening includes hot & cold hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, silent and live auctions, a full dinner with your choice of delicious entrees and all the trimmings, including wine on every table. Then our extraordinary auctioneer, George Cole will make the evening fly by as we bid, laugh and have a terrific evening. Help us keep brightening the lives of our special children. Reservations are required. Ticket price is $50 per person. Donate an extra $25 when you order your tickets and be entered into an exclusive raffle for a special prize. Wiltwyck Golf and Country Club; 404 Steward Lane, Kingston; 6-11pm; Make your reservations today by calling 336-2616 ext.165, or email Elissa Cascio at firstname.lastname@example.org www.centerforspectrumservices.org
1 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Centennial Celebration. Festivities will begin at 8am with the annual Master Gardeners Great Plant Swap and Sale. Opening ceremonies for the Centennial Celebration will be at 11am. Lots of great family activities are planned, including: Live family entertainment by Rich Hines, Ratboy Jr., The Old Double E, Mister Kick; Centennial Birthday Cake, Art activities for the kids; 4-H Exhibits; Hula Hooping; Rocketry Demo; Furry Friends Exhibit; “Centennial” Yard Dash; and great food. The Art Exhibit “People, Places & Things in Ulster County” in the Education Center from 5:30-7:30pm will feature Ulster County themed artwork from various local artists. CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston; 8am-5:30pm; For more information about CCEUC’s community programs and events visit our online calendar at www.cceulster.org For more info call 340-3990.
1 I am Jean Elie Kick-Off. Skip a meal. Change the world. Hunger is a real issue in today’s world. In the time it takes you to read this sentence, a child will die because he did not have enough food to eat. That reality is overwhelming and leaves us feeling that there is nothing we can do to make a difference. But what if we could? What if we skipped just one meal, donated the money we would have spent and put it in the hands of a starving child around the world? That is the mission of the I am Jean Elie movement. Live entertainment from: Ammo without a gun, Steve Young Prez and a DJ from Starlight Entertainment. There will also be food, beverages, raffles, kids games, as well as Haitian art work on sale. Tickets are $10. Twin Towers Middle School Track, Middletown; 11am-3pm; For tickets or more info on the I am Jean Elie movement, call 888-774-7932 or visit www.iamjeanelie.com
1, 2 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
2 24th Old Fashioned Day. Family day of fun with old time atmosphere. Free admission. Kid’s games, crafters, memorabilia, music, demonstrations, food, vintage cars, etc. 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. Specific examples are clothes washing, cooking, woodcutting, ice cutting, woodworking, and farm equipment. Participants in the event will include a blacksmith, wood carvers, dancers, Walker Valley Marching Band, quilters, Indian artifacts, fire companies showing equipment from past and present, and old-time games such as three-legged race, egg toss and hoop race. Walker Valley Firehouse, 3679 Route 52, Walker Valley; 11am-5pm rain or shine. Richard Greer at 744-2827.
2 Wing Fling 2013. Enjoy the best Hot, Mild, Exotic, Garlic and BBQ wings in the region. Vote for the one that you think is best. Enter a chicken wing eating contest. Three live bands, bouncy houses, obstacle course, face painting, sand art for children. $5/adults and children under 8 are free. Free Frisbees from Waste Management for the first 4000 attendees. Cantine Field, Washington Ave Ext., Saugerties. 11am-5pm; Contact: Patty Deegan at 338-5100 x106 or email@example.com www.ulsterchamber.org
2 Shelter, A Concert Event. A benefit for the victims of domestic violence in the Hudson Valley. Natalie Merchant will be joined by Amy Helm, Simi Stone, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Yungchen Lhamo, along with the Kalmia String Quartet, for a night of music and message drawing attention to the grave problem of domestic violence in the Hudson Valley. The evening is a fundraiser for two domestic violence shelters: the Washbourne House of Ulster County and Grace Smith House of Dutchess County. Ticket prices range from $40 to $250 for a premium patron seat, which includes admission to an artists' reception following the performance.The Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College; 7pm; For tickets call the Bard Fisher Center Box Office at (845) 758-7900 or www.fishercenter.bard.edu For more contact: Beth Bengtson at 383-1361, or visit www.shelterconcert.com
2 Chronogram Kids & Family Fun Day. Outdoor activities, animals, music, Legos, book readings, dance performances and and musical entertainment by Uncle Rock and Story Laurie. $20 per family. In partnership with the YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County, and sponsored by Pegasus Kids Shoes. Rosendale Recreation and Community Center 1055 Rt. 32 Rosendale; noon-5pm; 658-9347; Find us on Facebook
2 7th Annual Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge. A benefit ride 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 Bud Clarke Memorial Shawangunk Ridge Ride; 30-mile Countryside Ride; 11-mile Intermediate Scenic Ride; 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
4 Deadline to Register for the 2nd Annual Family Fun & Fish Day at Kenneth Wilson State Park, Mount Tremper on June 8. For more information on the event or to register, please contact Brent Gotsch at 688-3047 ext. 3 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.ashokanstreams.org
5, 6, 7, 8, 9 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
6 Raising HOPE Gala. In this beautiful setting you will enjoy a delicious dinner, a Power of the Purse silent auction of handbags, music and dancing, and the camaraderie of people who want to make a difference in the lives of women, as well as honor two individuals, and one Foundation who already have. Tickets are $75. Diamond Mills, 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties; 5:30pm; For more information or tickets, contact Su Marcy at 331-4199 x2 or email@example.com or www.hopesfund.org
June 6, 7, 8, 9 9th Annual Mountain Jam. One of the top music festivals in the country featuring 40 bands on 3 stages. This year’s headliners: Phil Lesh & Friends, Widespread Panic, & Gov’t Mule. Presented by Radio Woodstock & Warren Haynes. Hunter Mountain, 84 Klein Ave., Hunter; For info and tickets visit www.mountainjam.com
7, 8, 9 People's Music Network Summer Gathering. Annual summer gathering for political folk musicians to share songs of freedom and struggle. Protest, occupy, or just hang out and enjoy. Epworth Center, 8 Epworth Lane, High Falls; Friday 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am; 548-9394; www.peoplesmusic.org
8 VFW Post 1386 Chicken BBQ. 1/2 chicken, 2 sides, roll, dessert, beverage. Take-out available. Delivery available after 5pm for orders of 10 dinners or more. $10 per dinner. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at firstname.lastname@example.org . Post 1386, 708 East Chester St., Kingston; 1-5pm; For more info please visit www.vfwpost1386.org/bbq
8 15th 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. $10 donation benefits Forsyth Nature Center. Kingston Point Beach, 53 Delaware Ave., Kingston; 10am-4pm; 481-7336; www.kingstonkayakfestival.info
8 2nd Annual Family Fun & Fish Day. Pack up the family and get ready for some serious outdoor fun. Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. All fishing supplies will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own if you have them. The event is free of charge and no fishing license is required. To enter the Kenneth Wilson State Park for free you will need to register by June 4, 2013. A list of registered attendees will be at the main gate before you enter the park. Kenneth Wilson State Park, 859 Wittenberg Road, Mount Tremper; 11am-1:30pm; For more information on the event or to register, please contact Brent Gotsch at 688-3047 ext. 3 or by email at email@example.com or at www.ashokanstreams.org
8 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; 10am-3pm; Contact Diane DeChillo at 687-8726 or the Library at 687-7023; www.stoneridgelibrary.org
8 The 32nd Asbury Short Film Concert. An evening of incredible, award-winning short films... from the past & present. Asbury Shorts, New York City's longest running short film exhibition and travel show will make its 3rd appearance at The Rosendale Theatre presenting Oscar Winners, "Best of Show" winners from US film festivals and international honorees, in a non-competitive, fast-paced and highly entertaining program introduced by special guest host Bruce Littlefield, actor/author/TV personality and Ulster County resident. Tickets cost $10 general admission or $8 for Theatre members. Presented by the The Rosendale Collective and sponsored by Rondout Savings Bank. Rosentdale Theatre, 330 Main Street, Rosendale; 7:30pm; 658-8989; All show information can be obtained by calling 718-510-6929 or contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
8 The 27th Catskill Cabaradio. Celebrate the coming of spring with special guests that include musicians Jack Warren and The Princes of Serendip. Representatives from the Phoenicia Library will reveal their fantastic new building plans. Poet Bethany Saltman will be on hand as will Phil Lenihan. "Your Mother Should Know” returns with everyone’s favorite mother, Dorothy Greenberg. Janet Hardgrove s sure to bring along some samples of her delicious wares, and Elly Wininger and the Pine Hill Playboys will perform. There will be a trivia contest (brush up on everything you know about cicadas) and great raffle prizes. The evening begins with a pot luck supper at 6pm. Bring a dish to share. Then promptly at 7pm, house lights dim and, in front of a live studio audience, the broadcast over WIOX Community Radio begins. This free evening is not to be missed, but if you must, tune in live at www.wioxradio.org or 91.3 FM WIOX in Roxbury. The Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St., Pine Hill; 254.5469; email@example.com www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org
8 The 37th Annual Summer Fair, Chicken and Rib BBQ, and Silent Auction. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston; 9am-6:30pm; 331-2252; www.stjohnskingston.org
8 2nd Annual Retro Rally Car & Motorcycle Show. Come dressed in your best retro outfit. Prizes, food, and fun. This year will be bigger and better with a Retro-Inspired Group Art Show. Live music with Kyle McDonough, Lara Hope & The Arktones, and Feast of Friends and live DJ. Artists include Dave Ryan, Jim Mushett, Jennifer Kiaba, Kim Borell, Heather Gleason, Erica Hauser, Brian Gillette, Morgaine Healy. Cornell Street Studio, 168 Cornell Street, Kingston; 1-6pm; 331-0191 or 679-8348; www.cornellstreetstudios.com
8-July 4 Purchase tickets for July 4th Walkway's Fireworks Spectacular. Tickets are $10 each (kids 6 & under are free). www.walkway.org
9 Purina Animal Nutrition Kids' Day at HITS-on-the-Hudson. Purina Animal Nutrition closes out the Spring series of shows with the highly anticipated Purina Animal Nutrition Kids' Day. The day of family fun will provide a host of activities for everyone to enjoy, including games by Purina Horse Feed arts and crafts by Dolphin Organics and Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue face painting by Family of Woodstock Inc, free pony rides by Vertical Limit Stable, the highly-anticipated horseless horse show by Eastern Hay and Grain and much more!Festivities start at about Noon, so don't miss it. Stay for the $100,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix beginning at 2 pm. Presented by Purina Animal Nutrition. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; Noon-2pm; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com
9 3rd Annual CIRCA Historic Rondout House Tour. This year focusing on the rich and vibrant riverfront Rondout neighborhood of downtown Kingston. Tour of rarely-opened private homes followed by a closing reception. Tickets include tour, reception and discount to local restaurants. All proceeds benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), which works to ensure that all children in foster care find safe and permanent homes. For more information, visit www.casaulster.org or call 339-7543.
9 Pig Roast BBQ and Car Show. Entertainment by DaVishous Brothers, DJ, Door prize, Basket raffles, 50/50, and 2-$100 raffles. Benefit for the The Daniel Center Counseling and Outreach Center for Veterans and their families. $20/person, Children under 12 free. Cluett Schantz Memorial Park, 1801 Route 9W, Milton; noon-5pm; For more information call 691-4570 ext. 320 or email Info@danielcenterinc.org www.danielcenter.org
9 Rosendale Earthfest: Making Connections. Includes a performance by Redwing Black Bird Puppet Theater, music by the Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band & Social Club, a stream walk with Amie Worley, as well as environmental exhibits and workshops for kids. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Route 32, Rosendale; noon-4pm;658-8967 or firstname.lastname@example.org
9 Kingston's First Block Party in Celebration of Diversity. Featuring music, dance, comedy, children's activities, food and drinks, and a celebration of cultural diversity. Hosted by the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History and featuring at least 12 community organizations. T.R. Gallo West Strand Park, Rondout, Kingston; 1-5pm; For more information about the block party, go to the Reher Center's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ReherBakery or contact Geoff Miller at 332-0258 or at email@example.com
9 Williams Lake Classic Youth Races. Raffle. Winners to receive a bike tour of Williams Lake and picnic lunch from The Big Cheese. Proceeds to benefit the Rosendale Street Festival Family Stage. Food and Drink Available. Presented by Favata's Table Rock Tours and Bicycles, and The Williams Lake Project. Williams Lake, Binnewater Rd, Rosendale; Tyke Bikers Start at noon; Speed Racers Start at 12:30pm; Awards Ceremony for Young Riders! 1pm; For more information on The Williams Lake Classic go to www.trtbicycles.com or visit: www.williamslakeproject.com
9 3rd Annual CIRCA Historic House Tour. The CASA Children’s Organization shows off Kingston’s Rondout community. Homes on the CIRCA tour have been selected to showcase the diversity of the community. They include the former stables of the Hunt Brother’s Circus, today a comfortable home featuring a modern-day “folly,” a carpenter gothic house that once was home to one the Rondout’s many Jewish families and an Italianate gem featuring six fireplaces and original outbuildings. The Rondout is also home to a number of churches and their aspirational architecture is evident in the hillside community. Two churches, the Celebration Chapel, a former Methodist Church that features soaring Tiffany windows, and 1860 St. Peter’s Church, will be open and featured on the tour. $25 per person in advance, $30 on the day of. Rondout Waterfront, Kingston; Check in begins at 11am at the Rondout Visitors Center, 20 Broadway, Kingston. Homes are open until 4pm. A reception at the Arts Society of Kingston follows. To purchase pickets or learn more about the CIRCA Historic Rondout Tour, visit www.casaulster.org or call CASA at 339-7543.
11, 22 Rondout Rowing. Learn to crew row with professional coaches in two exhilarating classes. Rondout Rowing Club, Kingston; 5:30pm; firstname.lastname@example.org
13 Live Well Kingston Kick-Off. Mayor Shayne Gallo and the Healthy Kingston for Kids partnership coordinated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County invite Organizations, businesses, and individuals to celebrate the beginning of the Live Well Kingston coalition. At the Kick-Off, you will learn how you can be involved in comprehensive strategies to improve the health of Kingston’s residents, families, and businesses. A networking reception with light refreshments and live music will follow presentations. Common Council Chambers of City Hall, Broadway, Kingston; 5:30pm; To view the invitation and RSVP for the event, please visit: www.healthykingston.org or contact Kristen Wilson at 340-3990 or email@example.com
June 12, 13, 14 2nd Annual Hudson Valley Chalk Art Festival. 12 of the best chalk artists in the United States will participate along with 11 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
13, 14, 15 Taste of Country Music Festival. Inaugural event featuring Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins and much much more. On site camping available. Hunter Mountain. Tickets | (888) 512-SHOW (7469); www.tasteofcountryfestival.com
14, 15, 16 2nd Annual Byrdcliffe Festival of the Arts. Thirteen regional arts organizations will be presenting performances ranging from concerts, dance, stage plays, modern mystery, comedy to spoken word. Byrdcliff Barn, Byrdcliffe Theater and Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock; 679-2079; firstname.lastname@example.org For schedule and tickets www.byrdcliffefestival.org www.byrdcliffe.org
15 Sunflower's 35th Anniversary Party. Food, free samples, raffles, kids activities and Meet & Greet with local & green businesses. Sunflower Natural Foods Market, 75 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock; 11am-3pm; 679-5361; www.sunflowernatural.com
15 8th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day: Building A Strong Community: Neighbor to Neighbor. 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, faith leaders and educational facilities. Music, dancing, food, arts and crafts and more fill the neighborhood, stretching from the Everette Hodge Community Center, down Franklin St, all the way to the Kingston Library. Brought to you by the Everette Hodge Community Center, the City of Kingston, Kingston Library, Rose Women Care Service, Ulster BOCES, Center for Creative Education and Kingston Cares. 11am-3pm; For further information contact Megan at 331-1110 or email@example.com
15 44th Annual Strawberry Festival. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Salads, Fresh Strawberry Desserts. Klyne Esopus Museum, 764 Broadway, Ulster Park; Noon-3pm; www.klyneesopusmuseum.org
15 Kingston’s 1st Juneteenth Celebration: Who Speaks for Our Children? Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. With a special tribute to Teresa Washington. New Progressive Baptist Church, 8 Hone Street, Kingston; 5-8pm; For more info, contact Odell Winfield at 914-388-3092.
15 17 Year Cicada Celebration Concert. Cicada Celebration outdoor concert featuring performances by: Pauline Oliveros, Ione, David Rothenberg, Tony Levin, Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine, The Princes of Serendip (T. G. Vanini and Julie Parisi), Ryan Ross Smith & Torben Pastore, naturalist Spider Barbour, Leaf Miller and others. Take the Trolley from the Rondout. Bring your lounge chair and a picnic. Free. Kingston Point Beach, Delaware Ave., Kingston; 3-6pm www.deeplistening.org/site/cicadas
16 4th 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. New this year, we are offering special discounts and prizes for parent/child teams. Runners may register online at www.active.com/running/new-paltz-ny/new-paltz-challenge-2013, or download the Registration Form and return with payment to: New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, 257 Main St., New Paltz, NY 12561. With a record high volume of pre-registrants already this year, we highly recommend that runners register online, however, we also offer race day registration from 6-7am only. 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 15 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.
20 The Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival. Features great music, entertainment & of course a lot of great food from food trucks in the Hudson Valley. Fiberflame Studio,1776 Route 212, Saugerties; 3pm; 399-2222 or 679-6132; www.fiberflamestudio.com
20, 21 Hudson River Days and Tall Ship Expo. Join us for two days of activities celebrating the Hudson River including the Tall Ship Green Expo, celebrating local food, art, music, outdoor adventure, kayak outings, sails and more. Organized by Hudson Rising, Clearwater and Hudson River Maritime Museum. Hosted by Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; 11am-5pm; 338-0071; www.hrmm.org/events
20,21,22,23,27,28,29,30 "Les Miserables" at the Woodstock Playhouse.www.woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_008.htm
21 Food Entrepreneurship Workshop: Learn How to Launch a Small Scale Food Business. Includes a question & answer session. There will also be a session on developing a marketing plan, setting goals and implementing best practices. $15. Participants of the Master Food Preserver program can attend this session for free. CCEUC Education Center 232 Plaza Road, Kingston; 9am-noon; To register, call Janie Greenwald at 340-3990, ext. 326 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.cceulster.org
22 Summer Solstice Harmonic Choir. An interactive sacred sound concert and vocal meditation to uplift personal and planetary well-being. All are invited to gather for an uplifting, interactive musical and meditative concert of symphonic gong, crystal singing bowls, voice, didgeridoo, chimes, guitar, drums and more. The Widow Jane Mine at the Snyder Estate-Century House Historical Society, 668 Route 213, Rosendale; 6-8pm; For more info Amy Mctear at 914-388-0632 or visit the website or facebook event page.
22 5th Annual Catskill Mountainkeeper’s Barnfest. Celebrate the food, arts and culture of the Catskills. 2 stages of live music, theater, film, kids activities, art auction, food trucks, and more. As always, Barnfest is free. We do require registration to attend and you can register here: www.org2.salsalabs.com/o/7037/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=66741 Andy Lee Field, Rock City Road, Woodstock; noon-5pm;
22 Bike Rodeo. There will be bike registrations, bike inspections and an obstacle course, a free bike giveaway, raffles, BMX riders, petting zoo and much more. There will also be information about free and low-cost health insurance. Lippman Park, Route 209, Ellenville; 11am-2pm; For more information contact the Hudson Health Plan Customer Care at 800-339-4557; www.hudsonhealthplan.org/events/detail?occurrence_id=79248005
22 Rabies Clinic. The Ulster County Department of Health is sponsoring a free rabies vaccination clinic. No appointment is necessary. Please comply with the following guidelines: bring along your pet’s last rabies history certificate, if available, all dogs must be on a leash, and cats and ferrets must be in a carrier. Kingston Animal Hospital, 456 Albany Avenue, Kingston; 8:30-10:30am; For more information, please call the Ulster County Department of Health at 340‐3010 or visit www.UlsterCountyNY.gov/health
22 2nd Annual WAAM Benefit Splash. Join us for fabulous hors d'oeuvres and wine, a silent auction of goods and services, a special sale of regional art ($100 each), and live music with the Dempsey/Nelson Way. There will be a Honorees Toast & Ceremony recognizing the outstanding creative accomplishments of artists Manuel Bromberg and Pia Oste-Alexander. Tickets $30 at the door / $27 in advance. Woodstock Artist Association and Museum, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock; 5:30-8pm; For more info call 679-2940; For tickets visit www.woodstockart.org/waam-benefit-splash/
22 Rondout Rowing. Learn to crew row with professional coaches in two exhilarating classes. Rondout Rowing Club, Kingston; 5:30pm; email@example.com
22 An Evening of World Class Jazz. Featuring; TOTEM, Mark Dziuba, Chris Bowman & Jim Donica, CBC Trio, Charlie Kniceley, Bob Shaut & Chris Bowman, & SARA Jecko. Advance Tickets for $15 available online at; www.rosendaletheatre.org or for $20 at the door on the evening of the event. Benefit for the Rosendale Theatre Gale McGovern Memorial Wheel Chair Lift. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale; 8pm; 658-8989; For more info: Cgalione@hotmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
22 (Torrential Rain date June 23) 16th Annual Woodstock Garden Tour. Eight Woodstock area hosts will open their private gardens for leisurely viewing. In addition, a two-hour interlude will take place at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 2578 Route 212, Woodstock, where guests may pick up something to eat or listen to chamber music performed live. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $30 or at the door for $35 (cash or personal check). Please leave pets at home. Bird-On-A-Cliff Theatre and The Woodstock Arts Board sponsor the tour. Proceeds will help support the 2013 Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. 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; www.birdonacliff.org/id23.html
23 Tour de Kingston. 8th Annual road and rail trail event with rides of 50, 25, 16 & 12 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, The 8 to 16 mile leave at 10am, Family Fun ride leaves at 11am; Co-sponsored by the YMCA and the Kingston Hospital Foundation. http://tourdeulster.com/
June 27 Social Media Day. Help us celebrate (a few days early) at the first ever Mid-Hudson Valley Digital Marketers Meetup. Has social media created a new career for you? Does your company get more leads from LinkedIn than from your sales team? Do you lose yourself "Pinning"? Share how social media has impacted your life, and career, at this fun, informative event. A dynamic panel has been assembled that will dissect social media from several angles. The event is free and open to the public. BSP Lounge, 323 Wall St, Kingston; 5:30-7:30pm; Please RSVP to our Facebook event page www.facebook.com/events/275141239296674/?fref=ts and Tweet with others using #MHVDM.
29 "Shandaken in Bloom!" Garden Tour of six glorious gardens in the heart of the Catskills: formal landscapes, country cottage gardens, butterfly gardens, bog gardens, vegetable beds, ornamental trees and orchards. Gardeners in Shandaken are very creative. Challenging gardeners are deer, woodchucks, rabbits and the pest insects; steep slopes, odd micro-climates, too little and/or too much rain, relentless sun 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, email@example.com www.phoenicialibrary.org
29 The Big Show! Enjoy a special evening filled with performances by the amazing children and adults of The Center for Creative Education. There will be hip-hop, tap, ballet, jazz, soul line dancing, DXF, break-dancing and more. With special guest performances by P.O.O.K. and the Energy Dance Company. Kingston High School, Broadway, Kingston; 5:30-7pm; with a reception to follow in the Carnegie Learning Center. For more information or call 338-7664 or visit www.cce-kingston.org
29 5th Annual Kids Run Wild. A free event open to children of all ages with activities and educational resources that the entire family can enjoy. Activities include an animal expo by Rusty Johnson, bouncy houses, assorted arts and crafts, health & fitness demonstrations, a DJ, free refreshments and many other treats and surprises while supplies last. The first 300 children to arrive for the fun will receive a free t-shirt and swag bag. Parking at Forsyth Park & Nature Center will be limited, please use Dietz Stadium parking lot as an alternative. Sponsored by The Junior League of Kingston. Forsyth Park & Nature Center, 157 Lucas Avenue, Kingston; 10am-2pm; For more information firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.juniorleaguekingston.org
30 Independence & Ice Cream Celebration. Bring a picnic and enjoy a reading of the Declaration of Independence, music by the Saugerties Community Band, and ice cream sundaes. $5. Bevier House Museum. 2682 Route 209. Marbletown; 1-4pm; 338-5614; http://ulstercountyhs.org
30, July 1 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, June 30, 9am-4pm; Monday, July 1, 9am-2pm.
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1 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, June 30, 9am-4pm; Monday, July 1, 9am-2pm.
1-4 Purchase tickets for July 4th Walkway's Fireworks Spectacular. Tickets are $10 each (kids 6 & under are free). www.walkway.org
1-11 Tickets for the Ninth Annual Secret Gardens Tour July 13th Available. The tour will visit seven wonderful gardens in Saugerties. Tickets are limited and are only $20, through July 11th 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 6th) to: Secret Gardens Tour, P. O. Box 32, Malden, NY 12453. For more information call 246-0710.
4 Ellenville Independence Day Celebration. Arts and crafts at Liberty Square 9am-3pm. Parade featuring six marching bands at noon. Fireworks at 9:30pm at Resnick Airport; 647-7800.
4 Town of Walkill Fireworks. Golf course, 40 Sands Road, Wallkill; Dusk; 692-7830.
4 Independence Day Celebration. Beginning at 5pm there will be children’s activities, crafts, great food, and music as performed by The Cagneys and others. Then at 9pm enjoy Kingston’s patriotic celebration and firework extravaganza. TR Gallo Waterfront Park, West Strand Broadway, Kingston; www.kingstonswaterfront.com
4 Saugerties Independence Day Parade. Firemen’s inspection on Main St. at 8:30am, Parade starts at the High School at 11am, through the village to Cantine Field; 246-0784. http://village.saugerties.ny.us
4 Walkway's Fireworks Spectacular. Walkway will be offering a premier view of the City of Poughkeepsie’s incredible July 4th Fireworks from high above the majestic Hudson River. The Walkway will open at 6:30pm. Pack a picnic and enjoy the sunset before the fireworks begin around 9:30pm. Be sure to bring your chairs and flashlight. No pets, bikes, or skateboards allowed due to the nature of the event. The Walkway is a smoke and alcohol-free park. Tickets are $10 each (kids 6 & under are free). Online ticket sales begin June 3. www.walkway.org
4 (Rain date July 50 First Annual Garden Tour. All are welcome to take part in our first annual garden tour, featuring five wonderful gardens and one organic permaculture farm in the Rosendale-New Paltz area. Knowledgeable gardeners and organic farmers will be on hand to answer your questions. Cold drinks and light refreshments will be provided at most gardens. Participating restaurants are marked on the garden tour map, which will be available for pick up at Victoria Gardens starting at 9am.Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on July 4th. There is a 300 ticket limit -- first come, first served. Victoria Gardens, 1 Cottekill Road, Rosendale; 10am; To purchase tickets in advance, call the Woodstock Jewish Congregation at 679-2218, or e-mail email@example.com For info firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Highland Independence Day Celebration. Village field near the municipal parking lot. Village of Highland; 691-8011; www.townoflloyd.com
5 Hudson Valley Philharmonic Pops and Classical Concert. Featuring conductor Randall Craig Fleischer, the 50-piece orchestra, plus Broadway & Pop Vocalist Rob Evan (This will be the first-ever free outdoor performance of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic in Kingston. No coolers permitted, but, food and beverages will be available on-site for purchase.. Don't forget your lawn chair or blanket. TR Gallo Waterfront Park, West Strand Broadway, Kingston; 7:30-9:30pm; www.kingstonswaterfront.com
July 6 The Raya Brass Band. Free. Don't forget your lawn chair or blanket. TR Gallo Waterfront Park, West Strand Broadway, Kingston; 5-9pm; www.kingstonswaterfront.com
6 New Paltz Independence Day Celebration. Music, food, festivities, fireworks. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz; 255-0604; www.newpaltz.org/AnnualEvents.html
6 7th Annual July Jamboree. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary invites you to come celebrate the joys of summer and the work of WFAS this weekend. Visit with over 200 friendly critters at Woodstock's hip haven for rescued farm animals. Live music by Grammy-nominated Tracy Bonham, Uncle Rock & Seth Davis! Lots of kids activities including story telling, face painting, crafts, hula-hoop lessons, castle bounce, farm tours and a mouthwatering and inventive Fourth of July themed VEGE-Q. And don’t miss cooking demos by Dan and Annie Shannon of Betty Goes Vegan fame. 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
6,7 10th Annual Sawyer Motors Car Show. The Best Little Car Show in the Northeast! Two day event. On Saturday, July 6, we are taking over Cantine Field and celebrating with a carnival, a cruise-in, a musical concert, home run derby, skydivers, pig races, hot air balloon rides, fireworks, and much more. On Sunday, July 7th, 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 www.sawyermotorscarshow.com 246-4560.
July 11,12,13,14,18,19,20,21 "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Woodstock Playhouse.www.woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_008.htm
12 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. This year the theme is "Celbrating Our National Parks". Kick off at 6pm; Information may be obtained by contacting 481-7332 or 481-7333; www.kingston-ny.gov
12, 13, 14 2013 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
13 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
13 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
13 31st Annual DeLisio Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament is the largest fundraiser for Special Olympics of New York, Hudson Valley Region, will be held on Saturday, July 13th. Entry fee includes: golf, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, music, prizes and most importantly a donation to Special Olympics. The first 50 people to sign up receive a free round of golf at the Woodstock Golf Club. Participation is limited to 100 (25 groups of 4). The Woodstock Golf Club, Route 212, Woodstock; 8am–6:30pm; For further information call 339-4600. The application can be downloaded from the Woodstock Golf Club's webpage: www.woodstockgolf.com
13 (Rain Date July 14) Join us for the 2013 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 Lederman Children's Center. 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; Davenport Farms, 3411 Rt. 209, Stone Ridge; or at Victoria Gardens, Rosendale. Attendees will receive a free donut and cup of coffee with the purchase of their ticket and tour brochure. Click Here to purchase Advanced Tickets. The ticket price also includes a complimentary glass of wine, courtesy of Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits, at the closing reception from 4pm-5:30pm at Victoria Garden, corner route 213 & Cottekill Road, Rosendale. Tours are open 10am-4pm. For further information, contact Vickie Coyne at 658-9007, email@example.com
13 (Rain Date July 14) Town of Plattekill Red, White and Blue Celebration. Come enjoy the best fireworks in the County. Lots of great food, live music and plenty of room to relax and enjoy the show. So invite your parents, bring the kids and come out for a great summer night show. Felton Park, Rt. 32, Modena; 6pm; Events@SouthernUlsterChamber.org
13 (Torrential Rain Date July 14) Ninth Annual Secret Gardens Tour. The tour will visit seven wonderful gardens in Saugerties. 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 11th 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 6th) to: Secret Gardens Tour, P. O. Box 32, Malden, NY 12453.11am-4:30pm; For more information call 246-0710.
July 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 HITS-on-the-Hudson IV. 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
19 “Farm On! Friends of the Farmer Festival”. A Hootenanny” Farm Fresh Fundraiser Dinner presented by The 3rd Annual Hudson Valley Food Lovers’ Festival Farm On! and sponsored by John Varvatos. Chef Zac Pelacio & Lady Jayne’s Alchemy of Fish & Game will carve a lamb spit-roast, in addition a local farmer and his wife will be seated at each table, giving guests a first hand experience meeting the people who make their food.. Copake Country Club, 44 Golf Course Road, Craryville; 6-11pm; For more information, directions and to purchase tickets call 917-722-2438 or www.FriendsoftheFarmer.com
20 The 3rd Annual Hudson Valley Food Lovers’ “Friends of the Farmer” Festival. Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R will perform. The festival is designed to engage the community with experiences in local food, meet your farmer opportunities, a farmer’s market and vendors with local libations. There will also be a wide range of kid-friendly activities including a baby petting zoo, pony rides and more. In addition to an "It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere Barn to Belly - Meet your Farmer Mixer, that kicks off a Q+A celebrating the farmer as the real food celebrity. Proceeds Benefit the Farm On! Foundation. Sponsored by John Varvatos. Copake Country Club, 44 Golf Course Road, Craryville; 11am-6pm; For more information, directions and to purchase tickets call 917-722-2438 or www.FriendsoftheFarmer.com
20 Catskill Mountain Archery Festival. Compound and traditional archers will have a blast at our first ever Catskill Mountain Archery Festival. Bring your bow and arrows and enter the competitions to win great prizes. Or, if you are new to Archery come check out the fun. There will be Moving 3D Target Competitions, "The Armored Buck", and special events just for traditional archers. Admission free with $10 raffle tickets available to win a Compound Bow and other great prizes. Kenco, 1000 Hurley Mountain Rd & Route 28, Kingston;10am-5pm; For more information call 338-5021 or visit www.archeryfestival.info
20, 21 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; Visit www.rosendalestreetfestival.ning.com for music and performances schedules and additional details.
20, 21 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
23 HITS-on-the-Hudson Tuesday I: Local Member Show. 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
July 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 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
25,26,27 "Biloxi Blues" at the Woodstock Playhouse. www.woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_008.htm
26 Dance Party Benefit for the Phoenicia Library. The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild in collaboration with The Catskill 45s, presents a dance party to help rebuild the fire-damaged Phoenicia Library. The Catskill 45s draw from their full repertoire of hits from 1964-68, five of the greatest years in pop music history. Expect to hear not only the songs of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Who, Wilson Pickett, the Kinks, the Supremes, the Lovin’ Spoonful, and the Monkees, but all manner of one-off hits from the worlds of soul, country and surf. Wine, beer and food will be available (thanks to the generous donations of local vendors). The Catskill 45s will perform two lengthy sets. Come prepared to dance! Era-appropriate attire is encouraged. The show is all ages. Tickets are only $10, and are available at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Byrdcliffe Barn, Upper Byrdcliffe Rd, Woodstock; Doors at 7pm, Music starts at 8; For more info contact Mark Lerner at 688-5297 or firstname.lastname@example.org
27 82nd Annual Woodstock Library Fair: A Look Back. A Celebration of the library's 100th birthday. Step back in time. The Friends of the Library, is planning an old fashioned Library Fair that will delight both young and old. This will be the biggest and the best Town party since the Woodstock Bicentennial Celebration of 1987. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock 10am-5pm; 679-4693; www.woodstock.org/ai1ec_event/82nd-annual-woodstock-library-fair/?instance_id=1157
27 National Dance Day. Join us for a free celebration. Enjoy free demos in Soul Line Dancing and high energy performances by Energy Dance Co. Sponsored by the Center for Creative Education. Gallo Park, on the Strand, Kingston; 1-5pm; For info Trish at 338-7664.
27 Perseverance Field Day Festival. Bring your family and friends and come enjoy the launch of 18 year old Sarah Lipari's Organization, Perseverance. It’s mission is to have children at risk build community through exchanging personalized dolls or pillows. Join in the kickball and basketball tournament, play field day games, see Jim Perry Magic perform, enjoy Kidooodles face painting, live music and local food vendors! A baby rest tent and reading and craft tents will be provided for a break from the sun. There will be raffles, a silent auction, and lots of prizes to win. Please bring a perishable food or toiletry donation to this event. All donations will be distributed to local food pantries. Hasbrouck Park, New Paltz;1-7pm; www.facebook.com/Perseveranceact
27, 28 Bounty of the Hudson. Our annual farm-to-table wine and food festival is the biggest annual gathering of the Hudson Valley’s wineries and producers, with 20 wineries in attendance and plenty of local farmers participating. Culinary Institute graduate Chef Shawn Hubbell will prepare small plate dishes that will each spotlight a different Gardiner farm, and the farms’ products will also be available for purchase. There will be live music, with the Michael Hollis Jazz Quintet performing on Saturday and the Bernstein Band Quintet performing on Sunday. $25 ticket includes a tasting from all 20 wineries. Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery, Gardiner; Noon-5pm; For tickets visit http://bounty2013.eventbrite.com/ Use coupon code NEWS for 10% off. For more info, visit www.gunkswine.com
28 Catskill Mountain Music Together and Mid-Hudson Music Together Concert. A benefit for the Ulster County Office for the Aging - Meals on Wheels program. We hope many local families will come out and enjoy a fun afternoon of music with their children. Our choice to support Meals On Wheels was driven by our shared value of generations helping one another. Local Music Together staff and teachers will sing favorite Music Together songs, with special guest recording artist Gerry Dignan, “Uncle” Gerry” and his wife, “Aunt Denise”. Gerry is featured on the CDs given to the thousands of families worldwide who take Music Together classes. The Rosendale Recreation Center. A suggested donation of $10 per family. The first 200 people will gain entry to the concert. The Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Rt. 32, Rosendale; 1pm; 255-6415; email@example.com www.mhmusictogether.com
29, 30, 31 HITS-on-the-Hudson: US Junior Hunter National Championship.
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
30 HITS-on-the-Hudson: Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic. 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, August 1, 2, 3, 4 HITS-on-the-Hudson VI: NY Horse & Pony Show. 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
30, 31, August 1, 2, 3, 4 Ulster County Fair. Celebrating 151 years of country life. One price admission includes all entertainment, shows, parking and exhibits.. 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
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1, 2, 3, 4 HITS-on-the-Hudson VI: NY Horse & Pony Show. 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, 4 Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. From opera to gospel, world music to Broadway, the Festival celebrates the human voice in all its multi-faceted glory. Times and ticket prices vary. Phoenicia Park, Phoenicia; 688-1344 or call for tickets 888-214-3063; firstname.lastname@example.org www.phoeniciavoicefest.com
1, 2, 3, 4 Ulster County Fair. Celebrating 151 years of country life. One price admission includes all entertainment, shows, parking and exhibits.. 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
1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10 "The Who's Tommy" at the Woodstock Playhouse.www.woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_008.htm
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Kingston Film Festival 2013. The Kingston Film Festival celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all its forms. For 2013 there will be a new submission category Music Documentaries. 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. August 2nd – 11th – The Kingston Film Festival kicks-off this weekend with movies and special events not to be missed. All screenings will be held at BSP, 323 Wall Stree, Kingston; For a detailed list of screenings, performances & other information please visit: www.kingstonfilmfestival.org
3 2013 March of Champions: The 17th Drum & Bugle Corps Competition. To benefit Children’s Home of Kingston. Tickets are $20. Dietz Stadium, Kingston; Gates open at 5:30pm, Opening ceremonies at 7pm,Competition begins at 8pm; For more information, contact Gwen McCann at 331-1448 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org www.childrenshomeofkingston.org
3 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 and $3 for early admission. 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 call 586-3844 or e-mail: email@example.com www.HAHV.org
3, 4 HITS Children’s Hunter Pony Final. An opportunity for the children's pony rider. 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 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; 7am-7pm; Sponsors, vendors, and bed race teams are needed. Teams contact Bill at 646-707-4126. Sponsor and vendor info contact Marjorie at 246-0784
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Kingston Film Festival 2013. The Kingston Film Festival celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all its forms. For 2013 there will be a new submission category Music Documentaries. 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. August 2nd – 11th – The Kingston Film Festival kicks-off this weekend with movies and special events not to be missed. All screenings will be held at BSP, 323 Wall Stree, Kingston; For a detailed list of screenings, performances & other information please visit: www.kingstonfilmfestival.org
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9, 10, 11 Saugerties Artist Studio Tour. Open Studios. 10am-6pm; Map & info: www.saugertiesarttour.com
10 Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry & Huckleberry Festival. Rain or shine. Blueberry Pancake Breakfast 7:30-11am. 150+ vendors, a variety of great foods, live music all day, blueberry pie judging contest, children's entertainment. Sponsored by The Ellenville/Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the Festival. Canal St. & Liberty Square, Ellenville; 9am-4pm; For information 647-4620, www.ewcoc.com/Pages/EllenvilleWawarsingChamberofCommerceFestivals.aspx
10 1st Annual Arts, Craft & Food Festival. Handmade Crafts, Friends, Fun, and Food. Presented by Ulster County Community Action. Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex, (Cantine Field), Saugerties; 10am-4pm; www.uccac.org
10 (Rain date August 17) Summer DIY Craft Fair. 30 plus local craft vendors, food, live music, fun for kids and more. In collaboration with The Art Riot. Cornell Street Studios, 168 Cornell St., Kingston; 11am-5pm; 331-0191; www.cornellstreetstudios.com
10, 11 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. Polka Mass on Sunday at 11am. 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
11 Saugerties Antique Auto Club 56th Anniversary Car/Truck/Motorcycle Show. Over 30 trophies awarded. Flea market. Breakfast and lunch served. 50/50 drawings. Come together and park together. Free admission to public. Vehicle cutoff is 1988. Pre-1942 vehicles are free. Registration from 10 a.m. to Noon. Judging begins at 12:30pm. Vehicle registration fee is $15 and Flea Market registration fee is $15. Rain or shine. Cantine Field, Washington Ave, Saugerties; 10am-4pm; Contact Rich 473-8934 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Irene 679-6810; http://village.saugerties.ny.us/content/Calendars
August 16 16th Annual Live, Laugh & Learn Day of Workshops for Seniors. Presented by the Ulster County Office for the Aging. SUNY Ulster Business Resource Center, One Development Court, Kingston; 9am-4pm; For more info and to get a schedule of workshops, call 340-3456 or http://co.ulster.ny.us/aging/2013-Summer-Activities.pdf
16, 17, 18 Hudson Valley Ribfest. The region’s largest, most unique barbecue festival and contest. The Ribfest isn't just about ribs. We are bringing Friday night back to the Hudson Valley RibFest with a Country Kickoff Concert featuring some outstanding recording artists. Doors will open at 5pm and the music will start at 6:30pm. That gives concert goers plenty of time to enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner from our six great rib vendors before the concert starts. Sit back while you eat and listen to our music line-up, or learn how to cook like the pros in our demonstration tent. 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. Twelve 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 visit www.hudsonvalleyribfest.org
16, 17, 18 Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show. Hosted by the Hudson River Maritime Museum & The Hudson River Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boats Society. Historic and restored boats arrive on Friday, with the main portion of the show on Saturday. Participants depart Sunday. View antique & classic boats, meet their owners. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; Museum hours are 11am-5pm; 338-0071; www.hrmm.org
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17 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. There will also be an Encampment of the Third Regiment of the Ulster County Militia. $3, under 12 free. Hurley Reformed Church, 11Main St., Hurley; 10am-4pm; 514-2785, 338-1661, www.hurleyheritagesociety.org/Pages/Content.htm
17 Chronogram Block Party. Chronogram magazine is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a massive Block Party. This free event features the musical acts Superhuman Happiness, Crystal Stilts, The Big Takeover, Dog on Fleas, and Passero. There will be a beer and wine garden with Keagan Ales and local wineries, a Tarot fair with Eric Francis, Swing dancing with Got2Lindy, Hudson Valley food trucks Yum Yum on Wheels, Aba's Falafel, Pippy's Hot Dog Truck, Kona Ice, Arkansas Tom's Razorback BBQ, Little Apple, and Chef Shack. Chronogram cover photo Instagram booth, a Dunking booth with the Kingston YMCA Farm Project, and an after hours masquerade dance party at BSP Lounge. And much more... Wall Street may never be the same! The Block Party will take place on Wall Street in Kingston between John and North Front Streets in the historic Stockade district; 4-11pm; Join our Facebook event for more information. https://www.facebook.com/events/433826353381715/?fref=ts
17 Woodstock Honors it’s Volunteers. Volunteer's Day is a day in which there is an opportunity to help us all remember what is good about our community. While we are reminded everyday of the considerable acts of kindness and personal generosity that our volunteers offer us on a daily basis, never asking to be thanked, on Volunteers' Day, the volunteers are the "Guests of Honor." This is our community's expression of gratitude. A community should never take its volunteers for granted. Our Town Picnic is organized in their honor, a music festival is performed, volunteers are treated to lunch, their children and grandchildren are provided playful activities. Andy Lee Field, Rock City Rd., Woodstock; 1-6pm.
17 Annual Woodstock Fireworks Display. Come out and join us for the annual fireworks sponsored in part by the Woodstock Fire Companies #1 through #5. The show starts shortly after dark and lasts 20-30 minutes. Bring a blanket or a chair and all of your friends to the best fireworks display in the area. And remember, the fireworks display is funded solely through donations so please consider contributing before or at the event for next year's show. Andy Lee Field, Rock City Road, Woodstock; Dusk; For info contact Judy Peters 679-9955.
17, 18 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
18 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. Day of event: $30, Seniors $5, discount, children under 12 are free. 168 Lighthouse Dr., Saugerties; 2-7pm; 247-0656; www.saugertieslighthouse.com/events/local-music-line-up-for-btt
August 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 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; Route 9, Rhinebeck; 10am-10pm; 876-4000; www.dutchessfair.com/dutchess-fair
23, 24, 25 2nd 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/
23, 24, 25 2013 Esopus Creek Puppet Suite. This year’s production, A BEND THE CRICK OF TIME - True Tall Tales From Olde Saugerties, fuses live music with the visual enchantment of mask and puppet theatre. The drama is inspired by events in local history and features a multitudinous cast of larger-than-life characters. The story weaves together tales of Saugerties farming families, civil war veterans, paper mill workers, a steamboat captain, two sisters who served as lighthouse keepers, and the lively mortals of Fishermen's Rest social club. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children and $25 for a family of four. Tickets can be purchased in Saugerties at Kid Around Toy Store, Lucky Chocolates and Imogen Halloway Gallery. Tickets are also 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 Klock Kingston Foundation, Sawyer Savings Bank, Ulster Savings Bank, and the New York State Council on the Arts. 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
24 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. Site of Catskill Interpretive Center, Rt. 28, Mt. Tremper; 10am-6pm; Call Town Hall for more info 688-7165; www.shandaken.us/recreation/shandaken-day
24 Kingston Festival of the Arts. A one day, all inclusive citywide celebration of arts, culture and cuisine. The whole of Kingston becomes a canvas upon which the entire city is curated with national and international talent joining local creatives in this one day launch of an annual eleven day global Festival which begins next year. The day will be jam packed with exciting events in all artistic genres including opera, theater, world music, spoken word, chamber music, installation art, cabaret, kids’ music, dance, jazz, singer songwriters, fine arts and more. Many events free or by donation, young people under 18 free to all events. Individual tickets and festival passes available online. Tickets: $5-$12 Passes: $30/$50 (double). Tickets, schedule of events and information: www.KingstonFestival.org
24 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. The Festival is pairing up fabulous musicians with Kingston’s amazing cuisine, so Taste of Kingston ”locovores” will journey from one eatery to the next for a sampling of the finest of Kingston’s culinary and musical offerings..Special city trolley buses will whisk culinary voyagers around the city, from restaurant to restaurant- uptown, midtown, downtown and back. Taste of Kingston is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office, City of Kingston and is organized jointly by City of Kingston and Kingston Festival of the Arts. All proceeds go to City of Kingston for city services. Taste of Kingston takes place 11am-3pm. Tasting passes $25/$45(double), $5 Kids. www.KingstonFestival.org
24 “Music on the Fairways”. A Benefit Outdoor Concert for HOSPICE of Dutchess County, and The Bill Spadafora Fund. The line up of entertainment includes Terry Blaine (musical director for HOSPICE), Chimps in Tuxedos, Clouds, The Paul Luke Band, Lindsey Webster and Mojo Myles Mancuso. Admission $20, Under 10 $10, 6 and under free. New Paltz Golf Course, 215 Huguenot St., New Paltz; 2-7pm; For into call Karen at 914-388-4321 or email@example.com
24 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
24 Hudson Valley Walk4Hearing. Now is the time to take a walk across an American icon with sweeping views of the Hudson River Valley, while supporting a great cause. Families and children, Walk teams and individual walkers are welcome. There will be pre-Walk refreshments, snacks and family-friendly entertainment. The Hudson Valley Walk4Hearing is one of 22 events happening across the nation this year. The Hearing Loss Association of America is hosting the walk. Walkway Over the Hudson, 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie;Check in for registration at 9am and the 5K Walk begins at 10am; To register online, visit www.walk4hearing.org
August 28, 29, 30 31, September 1 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
30 The 10th Annual Wall Street Jazz Festival. A pre-festival performance with the piano duo extravaganza featuring: Dena DeRose, Francesca Tanksley, Nina Sheldon, & Peggy Stern. $15. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston; 8pm; For more information www.wallstreetjazzfestival.com
31 The Wall Street Jazz Festival. The lineup this year is spectacular and will include dancing in the street at 9pm. This is 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
31 British Brigade of the 16th Queen’s Light Dragoons Reenactment of The Matthewis Persen House. The Brigade will occupy the house once again and engage visitors in re-enactments. The Town of Plattekill Historical Society will be exhibiting material pertaining to early schoolhouses, and the 17th Century Re-enactors the Scions of Patria will be on-hand as well. The Matthewis Persen House, 74 John Street, Kingston; For more information please contact Nina Postupack, Ulster County Clerk at 340-3040.
31 Felice County Fair. The Felice Brothers, Amy Helm, Marco Benevento, Connor Kennedy, Paul Green Rock Academy Allstars. Local food trucks, tasty libations. Price: $25 General Admission, $65 VIP, Age 10 & under free. Partial proceeds to benefit Catskill Mountainkeepers. Opus 40, 50 Fite Rd., Saugerties; noon-7pm; www.opus40.org/events/felice-county-fair/
31, September 1, 2 Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair. Juried crafts fair. Over 300 artists and craftspeople. Exhibitions, demonstrations, children’s center. Furniture, supplies, entertainment, specialty foods and health care products. Adults $8,Seniors $7, Children 12 & under free. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-4pm; 679-8087; 246-3414; www.quailhollow.com
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1 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
1 Hooley on the Hudson. Family event featuring live music, food & craft vendors, children’s activities and exhibits, and pipe and drum band. Free. T. R. Gallo Park, Rondout, Kingston; 11:30am-9pm; 338-6622; www.ulsteraoh.com
1 225 Years Celebration Marlborough Town Birthday Party. Music by The Funk Junkies, food vendor, local history, party games, bouncy house, kids’ activities, arts & crafts, pie baking contest, raffles, and more. All are welcome. Please help us celebrate this historical occasion. Cluett Schantz Memorial Park, 1801-1805 Rt. 9W, Milton; 2-10pm; www.townofmarlboroughny.org
1, 2 Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair. Juried crafts fair. Over 300 artists and craftspeople. Exhibitions, demonstrations, children’s center. Furniture, supplies, entertainment, specialty foods and health care products. Adults $8,Seniors $7, Children 12 & under free. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-4pm; 679-8087; 246-3414; www.quailhollow.com
September 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 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
6 20th annual Card and Game Night. Community members are welcome to attend and play cards and games such as Canasta, Bridge and Dominoes. The cost of the event is $7 per person which includes snacks, desserts and beverages. There will be door prizes and a Chinese Auction. Proceeds will directly benefit Northern Dutchess Hospital. Hosted by the Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room, 6511 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck; 6pm; Reservations by August 30th are recommended and can be made by calling Volunteer Services at 871-3470.
6 Deadline to RSVP for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Centennial Barbeque Celebration on September 20th. www.cceulster.org/2013%20BBQ%20Invite%20Online.pdf
7 Olive Day. Old-fashioned family day. Festivities include the Arm of the Sea Puppet Theater, music by the Ben Rounds Band and the Pontiacs, the annual Frog Jumping contest, the Wayfinder Experience, the Egg Toss, the Classic Car Show and more! There will be plenty of food, crafts and vendors!. Davis Park, Watson Hollow Rd., West Shokan; 9am-6pm; 657-8674; www.olivedemocrats.com/oliveday
7 The First Annual Balkan and East European Music Extravaganza. Live Balkan music from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania and Greece (Crete). Special celebration of Bill Vanaver’s 70th birthday. Ethnic foods, local artisan ciders and cheese for sale, plus food demonstrations and workshops. Tickets $35. Special Discounts for groups, children and musicians. A portion of the proceeds will go to protect the orchard. Hosted by Breezy Hill Orchard, Stone Ridge Orchard, The Hudson Valley Center for Food, Culture and Agriculture, and the Vanaver Caravan. Stone Ridge Orchard, 3012 Rt. 213, Stone Ridge; 11am-11pm; 266-3979; www.friendsofstoneridgeorchard.com
7 5th Annual Escape to Freedom Tri/Duathlon. Benefit for the Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care units of Vassar Brothers Medical Center. The Triathlon includes a 1/4 mile swim, 14 mile bike and a 3 mile run. The Duathlon includes a 1 mile run, 14 mile bike and a 3 mile run. Hosted by The Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Freedom Park, Lagrange; Packet pick up will be Friday, Sep. 6th from 5-7pm at Freedom Park or on Raceday from 6-7:30am. Event starts promptly at 7:45am. Post race buffet, awards and health expo starts at 10:15am; To register go to www.nytri.org For information on volunteering for this event contact the Foundation office at 790-9358.
7 (Serious Rain Date September 8) Drum Boogie Festival 2013. The Festival is a free, one-day music festival which is family-oriented and multi-cultural, celebrating the diverse styles of music, dance and voice from around the world. It brings together world-class talent while introducing the audience to a variety of styles involving percussion such as: Jazz, Japanese Taiko, Middle Eastern Belly Dancing & Music, Rock, Classical, Native American, African, Steel Pan and more. This year’s festival will include Jack DeJohnette, Midnight Ramble Band from the Levon Helm Studio; NEXUS; members of Broadway’s The Lion King, Saturday Night Live Band, SO Percussion, Stomp and much more. Bring your family, a chair/blanket & relax for the day. Fabulous food vendors on site. Andy Lee Field, Rock City Road, Woodstock; 10am–8pm; For schedule details and more info www.drumboogiefestival.com/
7, 8 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest. A celebration of the gourmet lifestyle in the Hudson Valley. The Fest features hundreds of wines from all over New York and the world, more than 100 gourmet specialty food, fine art, & lifestyle vendors, food sampling from some of the region’s best restaurants and live entertainment. Visitors can learn about wine and food from our many cooking demonstrations and Food & Wine seminars throughout the weekend and enjoy the rare opportunity to meet and speak to the wine makers from some of New York’s best wineries. One day regular admission $22, weekend regular admission $37, children age 12 and under free. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck; Sat. 11am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm; 658-7181; www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com
7,8, 14,15, 21,22, 28,29 The Hudson River Valley Ramble. An event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. The Ramble will take place over four weekends in September. Whether you are interested in a challenging hike, bike ride or paddle, an inspiring walk through the grounds and homes of some of the Valley’s most notable artists, authors, and Great Americans, a trip back in time to experience the significant role the region played in the Revolutionary War, or a family-fun festival or river exploration event, the Hudson River Valley Ramble truly offers something for everyone. For a list of events visit www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com
8 HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII. Cheer during the richest classes in show jumping, then watch music legends Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell live in concert. Gates open and competition begins at 8 am. Catch the final rounds of the HITS $250,00 and Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Finals in the morning, before international show jumping talent takes center stage in the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix at 2pm. Concert starts at 5pm. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day-of at the gate and include entry to all of Sunday’s events. Children 12 and under admitted for free with a paid adult ticket. Entry is free with purchase of FAMILY Big $$$ raffle ticket. 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; Please go to www.FamilyofWoodstock.org for raffle details;
246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com
8 (Rain Date Sept. 15) 5th Annual Woodstock British Car Show. All proceeds from this event benefit the Woodstock Playhouse (a non-profit organization). Join more than 100 British car owners for a smashing display of classic, quirky, and lovable British classics. Spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy browsing amongst sterling examples of British motoring history. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Official t-shirts featuring the show's popular slogan - "Peace, Love & Lucas" on the Union Jack flag - will be on sale. Visitors can also enjoy Woodstock's shops, restaurants, live music, and hiking trails, situated just steps away. Cars will enter the field starting at 9am, and the fun goes on all day. At 2 pm, we'll present awards, including People's Choice and the Longest Distance Traveled, and Best of Marque. Special Event - Live 50's Song & Dance performed by the NYCA Troupe. Food and Refreshments will be offered. Pre-register $15 per car. (Register at Show $20). Download Pre-Registration Form (British motorcycles & pre-1980 European cars invited too). Spectators are welcome, free admission and free parking is available. Woodstock Playhouse, Intersection of Rte. 212 and Rte. 375, Woodstock; 10am-5pm; www.WoodstockBritishCarShow.com
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12 Fall for Art. Jewish Federation of Ulster County’s annual fundraising art show, sale, and cocktail reception. We are proud to announce this year’s recipient is the Alzheimer’s Association’s “ Arts with a Heart” program. $40 per person in advance; $45 per person at the door. Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston; 6-9pm; To reserve tickets call 338-8131; For more info info@FallforArt.org or www.FallforArt.org
September 14,15, 21,22, 28,29 The Hudson River Valley Ramble. An event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. The Ramble will take place over four weekends in September. Whether you are interested in a challenging hike, bike ride or paddle, an inspiring walk through the grounds and homes of some of the Valley’s most notable artists, authors, and Great Americans, a trip back in time to experience the significant role the region played in the Revolutionary War, or a family-fun festival or river exploration event, the Hudson River Valley Ramble truly offers something for everyone. For a list of events visit www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com
14 11th Annual Woofs & Wags Dog Walk. This year's Dog Walk theme is "Howl-o-ween" and we'll be transforming the fields into a spooky and "paw-n-ting" experience with fun for everyone. Feline Furr-tography Contest: we always love to include fabulous felines for this event too. Capture your feline's most flattering features on film and enter them. This year's cat-egories include: Boo-tiful Kitty, Scaredy Cat, The Great Pumpkin, and Who was that Masked Cat? There will be many activities, games and contests for the day. Dig out your costumes and trick or treat bags for your pooch.Best Pumpkin Contest - Bring your own carved or painted pumpkin to be judged - viewer's choice. Hosted by the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society. American Legion Fields, Delhi; 11:30am-2pm; 607-746-3080 email@example.com www.heartofthecatskills.org/dogwalk
14 Gardiner Day. Craft vendors, pony rides, entertainment, games and food. George Majestic Memorial Park, Murphy Lane, Gardiner; 255-9675.
14-22 3rd Annual Ulster County Creek Week. Building awareness of and encouraging the enjoyment of water and watersheds in Ulster County. Hosted by the Ulster County Department of Environment and the Environmental Management Council to better connect people to our fantastic environment – particularly our watersheds and water resources. Enjoy these events to learn more about what is just outside your door, learn something about how to protect or improve the environment, enjoy time outside with friends and family, and to have fun. View all of the wonderful events online at www.ucenvironment.org/ulster-county-creek-week
15 Taste of New Paltz. Sample generously portioned tastes of the best mouth-watering fare from the region's finest restaurants, caterers, farm markets and wineries, all in a single day. $10 day of; $7 in advance. 11am-5pm; Ulster County Fairgrounds, Libertyville Rd., New Paltz, NY. For more information or to purchase advance tickets call 255-0243 or visit www.newpaltzchamber.org/news_events/Taste_of_New_Paltz.aspx or www.facebook.com/TasteOfNewPaltz.
15 The 2013 Common Ground Celebration. A new kind of Country Fair. Collective Genius in Action. Local Food, live music, re-skilling and fun. Basic admission $5. Stone Ridge Orchard, 3012 Rt. 213, Stone Ridge; 11am-6pm; If you have questions or ideas please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org www.rvcgc.org
15 10th Annual Bike for Cancer Care. To Benefit the Benedictine Health Foundation’s Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund. 50 mile, 25 miles, and 12 mile Family Fun Rides. All rides start & finish at Dietz Stadium, 170 North Front St., Kingston; First race begins at 8:30am, Bike Rodeo 10am-noon; 417-1865, 334-3017; For more info and to register www.bikeforcancer.org
15 Diamond Mills Wedding Expo. Specialty vendors, property tours, lite-biter samplings from Executive Chef Giuseppe Napoli, cash bar, giveaways, door prizes, and more. Free to register. Diamond Mills Hotel, 25 Soute Partition St., Saugerties; 247-0700; noon-3pm; www.diamondmillshotel.com/weddings-social-events/diamond-mills-wedding-expo
15 Healthcare is a Human Right Benefit Music Fundraiser. This fundraiser benefits the organization that was founded over a decade ago to bring free and compassionate expert Holistic Health to various communities in our area. 10 area Bands for a suggested donation of only $10. Keegan Ales, 20 Saint James St., Kingston; 1-10pm; www.healthcareisahumanright.com
September 19 Birds of Prey Day. Falconers showing raptors all day including Red Tail Hawks, Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Gyr-saker Falcons, Kestrel Falcons, Owls and more. Crafts, food, and raffles. The money raised is donated to the needy families.$4 per person. Livingston Manor Central School, 19 School St., Livingston Manor; 10:30am-3pm; 701-2704.
20 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Centennial Barbeque Celebration. Join us and the Ulster County Farm Bureau as we celebrate our centennial year in style with an old fashioned Barbeque. The buffet style Barbeque will feature locally raised roasted pork and barbequed chicken, locally grown vegetables and locally harvested apples for the delectable homemade apple crisp dessert. In addition to an evening of great food, there will be raffles, door prizes and live music and square dancing provided by Paul Rosenberg and Tamarack. The silent auction will feature services and products showcasing businesses throughout Ulster County. All proceeds from this event will help to fund the much needed educational programs provided in Ulster County by Cornell Cooperative Extension. The cost is $25 per person. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; 6:30pm; RSVP www.cceulster.org/2013%20BBQ%20Invite%20Online.pdf by mail by September 6.
20, 21, 22 Crafts At Lyndhurst: A Festival of Fine Craft, Art, Food & Fun. More than 275 artists 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 work. Visitors can also enjoy live music; watch craft demonstrations; participate in children's activities; eat in the expanded food court and purchase specialty foods. 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. Live music all weekend from Tribes Hill. $10, Seniors, $9, Children 6-16years $4; Children under 6 years admitted free. Held rain or shine. No dogs allowed. Lynhurst Mansion, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown; Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. For info & directions call 331-7900 or visit www.artrider.com
20, 21, 22 Woodstock Comedy Festival: Comedy for a Cause. Donations will help us pull off this amazing event, and net profits from the festival will be donated to two charities working to defeat violence against women: Family of Woodstock (domestic violence) and Polaris Project (human trafficking). With commitments from Bobcat Goldthwait, Dick Cavett, Eddie Brill, Rick Overton, CollegeHumor feat. Jake & Amir, Upright Citizens Brigade TourCo, TV comedy writers, and many more to-be-announced, we are well on our way to an epic inaugural festival. All events will be held in local venues around Woodstock, and the comedy will range from stand up to sketch, improv to open mic, comedy panels, and a show for the kids. For more info, tickets, and schedule and locations of shows visit www.Woodstockcomedyfestival.org
21 Wallkill Public Library Annual Harvest Faire. On the lawn of the Wallkill Public Library, there will be music throughout the day, yard sales, vendors, food, and desserts. The Friends will have their Tricky Tray baskets, bargain books, and Mums under their tent. The Farmer’s Market will be set up with fresh locally grown produce. The Boy Scouts will have breakfast as well as lunch selections. In addition, we welcome delicious offerings from our newest member of the hamlet, The Wooden Spoon. Hosted by the Friends of the Wallkill Public Library. Wallkill Library,7 Bona Ventura Avenue, Wallkill; 9am-3pm; For more information or to reserve a space, please contact Donna at 742-8461 or email@example.com
21 20th Annual Plattekill Day. Food, crafts, vendors and fun for all. Thomas Felton Park, Route 32, Modena; 10am-5pm.
21 The Kingston Rotary Fall Family Fun Day & Chicken BBQ. There will be fun activities for the whole family, music, exhibits, vendors and more. Admission is free. Chicken meals will be available for $12. Rotary Park, Kingston Point, Kingston; 11am-4pm; 430-0339; www.kingstonnyrotary.org
21 ‘Shine on Saugerties’ Gala & Auction. This is an elegant & fun evening of food by local restaurants, wine, live music and an opportunity to bid on your favorite one-of-a-kind artists 34 solar-powered lighthouses that were displayed on the streets of Saugerties this summer. Tickets are $20 and available at Town & Country Liquors, Rock Star Rodeo, Lucky Chocolates and Cafe Mezzaluna as well as online at DiscoverSaugerties.com. Night of event tickets at door are $25. The front lawn of the historic Kiersted House, 119 Main Street, Saugerties; 5pm; For more info call 800-957-0124 or discoversaugerties.com
21 Town of Esopus Sojourner Truth Memorial Dedication. Unveiling of the Sojourner Truth statue. Guest speaker Nancy Giles. Music by Amadu Diallo Drum Group. Bring a chair for seating. Route 9W & Salem St., Port Ewen; 331-7380; firstname.lastname@example.org
21 Rotary Club of Kingston Fall Family Day & BBQ. BBQ with a children’s menu, entertainment, crafts & other vendors, exhibits, children’s activities, and more. The barbeque falls on the International Day of Peace and we will dedicate our new Peace Pole. Rotary Park at Kingston Point, Lower Delaware Ave., Kingston ; 11am-4pm; www.kingstonnyrotary.org/Calendar.cfm?month=9
21 Fall Multi-Holiday Penny Social. Great prizes for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Extended refreshment menu. Highland Fire District Headquarters, 25 Milton Ave., Highland, Doors open at 5:30pm, Calling 6:30pm; email@example.com www.facebook.com/HFDAuxiliary
21 Ulster County Latino Resource Fair. Food, Fun & Information! Over 25 Service Organizations. Immigration Law Informational Workshop, Learn How to File Taxes, Nutritional Workshop, Children's activities, and Raffle Prizes; ¡Comida, diversion e información! ¡Más de 25 organizaciones. Taller nformative sobre ley de inmigración, Cómo preparer sus impuestos, Taller de nutrición, Actividades para niños, and ¡Rifas. Sponosored by / Patrocinado por:RUPCO, Ulster Savings Bank, Bruderhof, Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley, and Worker Justice Center of New York. With thanks to / Gracias a: Hudson Health Plan, Revista La Voz, SUNY Ulster, Ulster BOCES, Ulster Community Action, and Mano-a-Mano. Everette Hodge Community Center, Franklin Street, Kingston; 11am-3pm; For more information / Para más información: Rose and 331- 5050 ext. 228 (English), Carlos at 338-6322 ext. 3552 (Español).
21 (Rain date September 22) Second Annual Ulster Volunteers Day at the Hudson Valley Harvest Festival. Please join UlsterCorps, Family of Woodstock and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County in celebrating our community’s volunteers. Volunteers will be recognized from the Harvest Festival main stage. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz; Saturday 10am-8pm; Contact UlsterCorps for more information 481-0331 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.ulstercorps.org
21 (Rain Date September 28) St. Andrew’s Church Annual Yard Sale. Shoppers will find a varied selection of furniture, household items, glass-ware, dishes, pictures and frames, as well as books, toys, and games. Also for sale will be Christmas decorations, jewelry and collectibles. Hot and cold beverages and delicious home baked goods will be offered for sale throughout the day. A portion of the proceeds of the Yard Sale will be donated to local charities, including, as always, Family of New Paltz. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 163 Main Street, New Paltz; 9am-2pm; For more information, please call the church office at 255-5098.
21 (Rain Date September 28) Little Ones Learning Center Truck Day. Trucks will be in LOLC parking lot and related programs and activities will take place inside across the street at the Rochester Reformed Church. Come and see, climb on and talk about trucks of all kinds. There will be tow trucks, a fire truck, boom and bucket trucks, ambulance and much more. Little Ones Learning Center, 5142 Route 209, Accord; 10am-Noon; www.littleoneslearningcenter.org/calendar.html
21, 22 2nd Annual Hudson Valley Harvest Festival. Celebrate the Hudson Valley’s rich agricultural bounty and so much more. This family-friendly event will again feature a huge farmers market featuring local farms as well as a broad array of arts and crafts and food vendors, great live entertainment featuring nearly 40 bands on 3 stages, lots of family and children’s activities, Bessie Bingo, 4-H livestock exhibits, educational demos including food canning, and more. New attractions added this year will include a flea market, a 5K run, an antique car show on Saturday and a “Touch-a-Truck” children’s event on Sunday. $5 each day, ages 12 and under are free. Rain or shine. The proceeds from this event benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County and Family of Woodstock, Inc. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz; Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-5pm; www.hudsonvalleyharvestfestival.com
21, 22 Rondout Valley’s Jennie Bell Pie Festival. Amusement rides, games, vendors both days. Saturday-pie contest & sales; talent show; live music; silent auction. Fireworks. Free. No pets. Rain or shine. Kelder’s Farm, 5755 Rt. 209, Kerhonkson; Saturday noon-9pm, Sunday noon-5pm; 687-4567; www.jenniebell.org
21, 22, 28, 29 The Hudson River Valley Ramble. An event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. The Ramble will take place over four weekends in September. Whether you are interested in a challenging hike, bike ride or paddle, an inspiring walk through the grounds and homes of some of the Valley’s most notable artists, authors, and Great Americans, a trip back in time to experience the significant role the region played in the Revolutionary War, or a family-fun festival or river exploration event, the Hudson River Valley Ramble truly offers something for everyone. For a list of events visit www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com
22 Hurley’s Legends and Lore Walking Tour. Rain or shine. $5, children under 12 free. Meet at Hurley Heritage Museum, 52 Main St., Hurley; 331-8852; www.hurleyheitagesociety.org
22 Community Day & Pig Roast. The day starts with a country themed church service honoring our community. Games & prizes, Climbing Wall, Bounce House, Petting Zoo, Hay Ride, Pie Baking Contest & more. Free. Wesleyan Community, 19 DuBois Road, Shokan; 657 8444; www.shokanwesleyan.com
22 Women’s Studio Workshop Annual Gala Dinner and Auction. Join us this year in celebrating our 39th year. This year we are thrilled to honor Barbara Leoff Burge, our Founding Mother, and Laurel & Tim Sweeney. Gala guests are welcome to come early and tour thousands of acres of pristine forest and winding carriage roads, rent a boat for a paddle on Lake Mohonk or book yourself a little special time at the spa. When dinner time arrives, the chefs from Mohonk will prepare the finest of Hudson Valley’s seasonal bounty. Wines will be thoughtfully paired to ensure an unforgettable dining experience. We will offer a few amazing prizes for you to bid on and, most importantly, 100% of the auction revenue will help sustain the work of WSW, funding residencies for woman artists. Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz; 5:30pm; For more info and to purchase tickets visit www.wsworkshop.org/gala/2013-gala.html
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September 28 Cauliflower Festival. Celebrating farming, cooking and culture in the past, present and future of the Catskill Mountains. New this year a Sheep and Wool Festival has been added. Fun for the entire family including: Cauliflower for sale, scores of artists and craftspeople, a history tent-sponsored by the Town of Middletown Historical Society, traditional music, rides and petting zoo, children’s hands-on crafts and entertainment, and much, much more. Village of Margaretville Pavilion, Bridge Street, Margaretville; 10am-4pm; 586-3300; www.cauliflowerfestival.com
28 10th RVGA Anniversary Barn Dance. Fest honoring our farmers. Foot stompin’ barn dance with local food barbecue, farm displays, and live food. Enjoy the barbecue 5-7pm with fresh locally grown food prepared by great local chefs. Build a vegetable hot rod for the "Zucchini 500" race. Enter the "Who Grows Here?" contest. $25 adults ($30 day of), $5 children 6-12 ($10 day of), kids under 6 free. Purchase tickets at Barthel's Farm Market, Davenport Farms, Gill's Farm Stand, High Falls Food Co-op, Saunderskill Farm, Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits, Kelder's Farm, Bywater Bistro, and online at www.rondoutvalleygrowers.org/rondout_valley_growers_events.cfm Epworth Center, 8 Epworth Ln High Falls; 3pm-10pm; For more info call 626-1532; www.RondoutValleyGrowers.Org www.facebook.com/RVGA1
28 Annual Harvest MoonWalk. The walk will go westward to Tony Williams Park at Riverside Road. The walk is 2.5 mile round-trip. Bring flashlights, but leave dogs, pets, bikes, scooters, roller blades and skateboards at home. The evening includes a bonfire and a storyteller. Donuts, popcorn and cider will be served. Admission is $5; children 6 and under are free. HVRT Pavillion, 101 New Paltz Road, Highland; 7-9pm; www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net/meetinginfo.php
28 2nd Annual For Paws & Wright Naturals Family 5K Run/Walk. Benefit for the Ulster County dog park and Paws of Ulster, Inc. Registration $25 or $20 in advance. Ulster County Fair Ground Park, New Paltz; 9am-2pm; For more info and to register visit www.forpawspark.com/Events.html
28 The Fourth Annual Rosendale Zombie Festival & Parade. Join us to raise funds for The Rosendale Food Pantry. 1:30pm- Meet-up at Willow Kiln Park (behind the Rosendale theatre). Lineup for parade. 2pm- Zombie Parade down Main Street, then back up to Willow Kiln Park. Led by Fre Atlast and her community drum ensemble. 2:30-5pm- Live music and costume contest in Willow Kiln Park*. 5:30pm- Screening of Del Tenney's classic zombie film "I Eat Your Skin" (originally titled "Zombies") at The Rosendale Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door. Non-perishable food items will also be collected for The Rosendale Food Pantry. Main Street (Rosendale), The Willow Kiln Park, and The Rosendale Theatre; For info contact: Lara Hope at 516-749-2233 or Redhopeproductions@yahoo.com and Elena Brandhofer at 532-8599 or Cenforce@gmail.com
28 Esopus Fall Festival. Final celebration of the Bicentennial year. Town-wide yard sales. In Port Ewen: Car show at Frozen Rainbow, children’s activities at Ross Park, flea market at Medrex parking lot, book fair, and more, all day. Town of Esopus. 8am-4pm.
28 Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic. Please bring your animal’s last rabies history certificate. Dogs must be on a leash. Cats and ferrets must be in a carrier. Protect your pet, your family and your community from the deadly rabies virus. No appointment necessary. Kingston Animal Hospital, 456 Albany Ave., Kingston; 8:30-10:30am; 340-3010.
28, 29 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival. Celebrate garlic, tons of garlic, food, crafts, music, puppets, chef & farmer lectures. Sorry, no pets. Free parking, shuttle service. Handicapped accessible. Advance tickets at some Saugerties merchants & online. Gate $10 each day, children under 12 free. Schedule, map, more online. Cantine Field, Saugerties; Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5am; 246-3090; www.hvgf.org
28, 29 The Hudson River Valley Ramble. An event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. The Ramble will take place over four weekends in September. Whether you are interested in a challenging hike, bike ride or paddle, an inspiring walk through the grounds and homes of some of the Valley’s most notable artists, authors, and Great Americans, a trip back in time to experience the significant role the region played in the Revolutionary War, or a family-fun festival or river exploration event, the Hudson River Valley Ramble truly offers something for everyone. For a list of events visit www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com
28, 29 The Elting Library Book Fair. Along with an amazing collection of books for sale, the library fair also offers great finds on jewelry, crafts, toys and games, plants, antiques, and artwork. There’s lots of food too. There is an early bird sale of books on Saturday from 8-9am for a $10 donation per person. Book sales also continue on Sunday from 9am-3pm. The library fair features the best raffle in town and a silent auction. The auction includes wonderful artwork, furniture, brand new bikes, special jewelry, pottery, wine, and more–all donated by our generous supporters. To donate books or other otems to the Library Fair, park near the shed in the parking lot, come get the key to the shed, and put your books in the shed. Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street,New Paltz; Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday Book Sales only 9am-3pm; 255-5030.
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6 14th Annual Woodstock Film Festival. Admission tickets will vary based on different screenings. Join us for films, concerts, panels, parties, and other assorted festivities. Various locations in Rhinebeck, Woodstock, Kingston, Saugerties and Rosendale. For more information please call 679-4265 or email@example.com www.woodstockfilmfestival.com
4, 5, 6 The Hudson Valley Arts Festival at Rhinebeck. A celebration of artistic expression in its many forms with a main focus on craft and visual art. Much more than a craft show, much more than an art show, it will be a celebration of the very concept of creativity, highlighting the exciting art and culture of the Hudson Valley and beyond. In addition to America's top artists and craftspeople, the festival will present a line-up of exceptional live music. There will also be live art projects, children’s art activities, food & wine featuring the bounty of the Hudson Valley, docent guided tours, workshops, craft demonstrations and more. Admission is $10. Presented by Artrider Productions of Woodstock in collaboration with Dutchess County Tourism, the Dutchess County Arts Council, the Woodstock Film Festival, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, The Valley Table and FiberFlame. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rt. 9, Rhinebeck; Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-5pm; For more info call 331-7900; www.artrider.com/HVAF13.html
4, 5, 6 Burning of Kingston Re-Enactment. Every two years redcoats and colonial bluecoats occupy the city of Kingston for three days commemorating the city's torching by the invading British in 1777. Much of the activity takes place in the historic Stockade (uptown) and Rondout Districts (lower Broadway). Activities and events include Revolutionary War re-enactors, encampments, organized war time meetings, water battles on the Rondout Creek, and fires at Kingston Point Park. Tours throughout Kingston and a Grand Ball at City Hall rounds out the festivities. Events are free. Friday 7pm-Sunday 10:30pm; 334-3914; www.ci.kingston.ny.us/
5 5th Annual Harvest Festival And Yard Sale To Benefit The Woodstock Reformed Church And Its Community Programs. Bargains galore, including antiques, furniture, kitchen goods, linens, clothing, kids’ stuff and toys, tools, appliances and gardening items. There will also be delicious refreshments, entertainment and a great Bake Sale. Woodstock Village Green (16 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY); 10am-4pm.
5 7th Annual Heart of the Hudson Valley Bounty Festival. This is a one day event helping raise awareness and support to local causes in the Hudson Valley. Visitors will get to shop, eat and try all different kinds of fun exercises, enjoy shows/entertainment, crafts, recreation, sports, kid and adult activities, all while helping to support one or more causes in the Hudson Valley. Everyone is invited to join in one or all of the fun healthy living activities (as part of an all day Fun/Fit Marathon) to help local causes in the Hudson Valley. Have fun and help raise funds. Participate in-zumba, fishing, hip hop abs class, a conga line, circus/juggling/maypole dance, bounce for a cause, basketball, pet parade, trapeze yoga, rock band workshop and a fashion show. These activities will take place throughout the day. Cluett Schantz Park, 1801-1805 Rt. 9W, Milton; 10am-4pm; 616-7824; firstname.lastname@example.org Schedule of activities/fundraisers/events can be found at www.hvbountyfestival.com
5 18th Century Autumn Festival at Senate House. Demonstration, hands-on activities, visit with the 3rd Ulster County Militia during their demonstrations, live period music. Senate House and Museum, 396 Fair Street, Kingston; 11am-3pm.
5 Catskill Animal Sanctuary's 12th Annual Shindig: A Festival of Vegan Living. Meet rescued farm animals, take a hayride, enjoy delicious food from local restaurants, hone your culinary skills at vegan cooking demos. For the safety of our rescued animals and all guests, all parking is off-site at Cantine Field – Lot A. located near the sanctuary. Free shuttle buses will be available throughout the day. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties;11am-4pm; 336-8447; For tickets and more info visit www.casanctuary.org/getinvolved/programs/events-list/shindig-a-festival-of-vegan-living
5 Huguenot Street Apple Festival and Craft Fair. Apple Festival and Craft Fair. Homemade apple pies, entertainment, quality handmade crafts, kids' games, food, etc. No admission fee, and free parking. Downtown New Paltz; 10am-4pm; 255-8950.
5 Eats & Beats Food and Music Fest. Slow Food Hudson Valley and the Brook Farm Project invite you to an afternoon of fabulous food, live music, lots of fun and enjoyable conversation. Slowfood Locavore Challenge, an All-Local Cook Out meal featuring ingredients from local farms, kids' activities, workshops and farm tours. Suggested donation of $5 for students and $10 for general admission. Kids 12 and under are free. Event meal prices are separate. Proceeds benefit Brook Farm and Oxfam of New Paltz. Brook Farm, 60 Gatehouse Lane, New Paltz; Noon-11pm; 255-1052; www.slowfoodhv.org/all-local-cookout-2013
5 Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Catskill Heritage Alliance Festival. Share a lovely Catskills afternoon with Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Catskill Heritage Alliance at the Historic Galli-Curci Estate in Highmount. Join us for an intimate afternoon celebration of all things Catskills. Enjoy local harvest, local beer and local wines. Followed by "Cocktails with Coward", a Cabaret performance by Malcolm Gordon with Pianist James Fallowel. Suggested minimum donation of $50 to benefit Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Catskill Heritage Alliance.Galli-Curci Estate, 352 Galli-Curci Road, Highmount; 4-6pm; Please RSVP to email@example.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5, 6, 12, 13 Oktoberfest. Hunter Mountain. Our Oktoberfest features authentic German and German-American entertainment in the beauty of the northern Catskills in autumn. Our modern celebration of the harvest features a farmers market, plenty of vendors, free crafts and pumpkin painting for the kids, and much more. Free Admission makes it an affordable, fun time for all ages. Hunter Mountain, Hunter; 11am-6:15pm; www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/festivals/summer-festivals-oktoberfest.aspx
5,6,11,12,13,17,18,19,20,24,25,26,27,28,29,31,31, November 1,2,3,8,9,10,11 The Great Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin Blaze. The biggest, most electrifying Halloween event! More than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns can be viewed at this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns! Plus at the Museum of Pumpkin Art will hold its first exhibition space devoted to sculptural works inspired by (but not made from) pumpkins, and featuring more than 20 new works from professional artists,. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which MUST be purchased in advance. Tickets get sold out quickly. Tickets: Adults, $16; Children 3-17, $12 (Saturdays $20, $16). Free for members. Held at the Van Cortlandt Manor, South Riverside Ave. off Route 9 in the village of Croton-on-Hudson;
914-366-6900; http://www.hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze www.facebook.com/PumpkinBlaze
6 Towpath Run / Walk For Literacy. A 3.7 mile (6K) fundraiser for Little Ones Learning Center. Runners and walkers will meet at the Accord Community Center ( behind the old train station) and be bused to the starting line in Alligerville, then race back to the finish line in Accord. Same Day Registration: 7:30-8:30am; Walkers start at 9am, Runners start at 9:15am. Contact Bond Brungard with any questions at 626-5670; Click here to download the registration form www.littleoneslearningcenter.org
6 (Rain Date October 13th) 2013 Annual Mum Festival. See thousands of mums in bloom. Live music, arts and crafts booths, martial arts demonstrations, face painting, art contest, Mum Queen, and refreshments. Seamon’s Park, Saugerties; noon-5pm; For info email email@example.com or click here for moredetails.
October 11 Annual MoonWalk on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. A unique event that features a nighttime walk on the trail and includes a bonfire and a storyteller. Refreshments including popcorn, donuts and cider will be served. $5 admission fee; children 6 and under are free. All are encouraged to join us for an evening of fun and camaraderie with friends and family. This event is held rain or moon shine. Please bring a flashlight. Please no bikes, scooters and pets allowed. Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot, 101 New Paltz Road, New Paltz; 7-9pm; For more information, visit www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net Day of the event information can be obtained by calling 691-2066.
11 Margaretville Hospital Fall Health Fair. Flu shots will be offered without an appointment. Medicare will cover the cost of the flu shots for those 65 and over. For those with no insurance, the charge will be $28. Free screenings will include: cholesterol testing (individuals must fast for 10-12 hours before the test, with no food or drinks), finger stick blood glucose, bone density, pulmonary lung test, oxygen pulse oximetry, blood pressure and body mass index. More than 20 informational tables will be set up. Margaretville Hospital, 42084 State Highway 28, Margaretville; 7-11am; For more info contact Pat Kolar at 586-2631, ext. 3145.
11 Annual History Day at the Kiersted House. With special guest – 3rd Ulster Militia. Kiersted House, 119 Main Street,Saugerties; 246-9529; www.village.saugerties.ny.us/content/Calendars www.saugertieshistoricalsociety.com
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11, 12, 13 O+ Festival 2013. Three days celebrating music ,art and wellness. Participating artists and musicians are given access to health services in exchange for their work. Various venues in Kingston; Please visit the website for firstname.lastname@example.org www.opositivefestival.org
12 Hudson Valley Rail Trail Gala. The Hudson Valley Rail Trail Association cordially invites you to join us for “An Evening UnderThe Stars”. A special event of signature cocktails and local wines, unique Silent and Live Auction items, culinary delights from The Would Restaurant and entertainment. $80/pp. All proceeds support the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. The Would Restaurant, 120 N Rd Highland; 6-10pm; Register at www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net/events
12 "The Culinary Experience"Food Art Show and Benefit for The Queens Galley. Join us for an evening full of beautiful art, tastings supplied by local restaurants, cooking demos, and live music provided by Passaro, Breakfast in Fur & Stevie and the Lion. The group art show will feature about 30 artists and fine craftspeople who are inspired by the culinary arts; displaying pastels, oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, drawings, mosaics, and wearable art (jewelry, handbags, hair accessories). 25% of the shows admission to benefit The Queens Galley, along with a silent art auction to benefit The Queens Galley. $10 admission. This event is sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank. 168 Cornell Street, 2nd floor in Darmstadt Overhead Doors building, Kingston; 6pm-10pm; 331-0191; www.cornellstreetstudios.com/Cornell_Street_Studios/Upcoming_Events.html
12 Food Bank of the Hudson Valley’s 11th Annual Walk to Fight Hunger. Get your friends & family to sponsor you. Set up school /business/ club teams. Free t-shirt with $25 donation! (limit 1 per walker). Free Refreshments for Walkers. At the Walkway over the Hudson, Highland; Registration begins at 10:30am, Walk at 11am; Registration forms can be picked up at the Walk site or at the Food Bank. Registration forms can also be printed from our website at www.foodbankofhudsonvalley.org For more information, call 534-5344.
12 (Rain date October 13) Children's Day - A Tiny Taste Of Terror. The park tones down its scare level, offering a daylight hayride with a friendly storyteller telling scary tales. A walk through our corn maze, haunted gardens, country games, face painting, and entertainment make this the perfect outing for families with young children. All tickets for Children's Day (Adult & Child) are $11 per person. Headless Horseman, 778 Rt. 9W, Ulster Park; noon-3:30pm; www.headlesshorseman.com/schedule
12, 13 Oktoberfest. Hunter Mountain. Our Oktoberfest features authentic German and German-American entertainment in the beauty of the northern Catskills in autumn. Our modern celebration of the harvest features a farmers market, plenty of vendors, free crafts and pumpkin painting for the kids, and much more. Free Admission makes it an affordable, fun time for all ages. Hunter Mountain, Hunter; 11am-6:15pm; www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/festivals/summer-festivals-oktoberfest.aspx
12, 13 Rhinebeck Antiques Fair. Exceptional antiques dealers and a pristine venue. Continuing our tradition of presenting the best of the best, Rhinebeck will remain fresh, innovative and enticing to antiques lovers of all ages and interests. Entirely Indoors, Rain or Shine. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Springbrook Avenue (Route 9), Rhinebeck; Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm; 876-1989; www.rhinebeckantiquesfair.com
12, 13 “Cowboy Upstate”: Wild West Weekend. Phoenicia is hosting a weekend of wild west themed events, including a Barn Dance, Gene Autry Film Festival, Chili Cook Off, Cowboy Concert and more. Events will take place at various venues across the village including STS Playhouse, Mama’s Boy Coffee Shop, The Phoenicia Library and the Parish Hall. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately to join in the fun. Those interested in competing in the Chili Cook Off need to sign up at Mama’s Boy Market and deliver their Chili to Mama’s Boy by 11:30am on Sunday. Samples will be available for tasting to the general public, who will then vote on their favorites. Prizes will be awarded for best chili. Proceeds from some of the events will go to rebuilding the Phoenicia Library after it’s devastating fire in 2011 and towards refurbishing The STS Playhouse. Phoenicia; Saturday 11am-10pm; Sunday Noon-9pm; For more info contact Michael Koegel at Michael@MamasBoyMarket.com
13 Kingston Waterfront’s 6th Annual Italian Festival. Great entertainment all day long, including bands, singing, children's activities, food, vendors, and more. Lower Broadway, Rondout, Kingston;1-8pm; 339-6800 or 334-8887; email@example.com www.kingstonswaterfront.com/Calendar.aspx
13 4th Annual Highland HudsonFest. Join the festivities as we showcase local and Valley merchants, farms, vineyards, restaurant, artists and everything that makes our community so special. HudsonFest is your opportunity to walk, bike or drive to the entrance of our trail to experience this magnificent trail and celebrate the contributors of taste, sound, vision and artistry of the Hudson Valley. Vendors will line the trail offering you the opportunity to cool off with a fresh squeezed lemonade, satisfy your taste buds with a pulled pork sandwich, pick up a gift of local jewelry for yourself or a friend and even enjoy an October brew. East end of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail near the entrance to Walkway Over the Hudson at 75 Haviland Road; 10am-5pm; www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net
13 The Forsyth Nature Center’s 11th Annual Fall Festival. Enjoy crafts, games, entertainment, food, and much more while helping the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center continue the ongoing rejuvenation of your nature center. The Forsyth Nature Center, Forsyth Park, 157 Lucas Avenue, Kingston; 10am-4pm; Call or email the nature center at 339-3053 or firstname.lastname@example.org
13 The 3rd Annual Fall foliage Half Marathon and 5K. Be a part of this beautiful day as participants run through historic downtown Rhinebeck and journey to the shores of the Hudson River in neighboring Rhinecliff. Race Highlights: B-Tag Chip Timing, Tech shirts for all runners, Prize Money, Post-Race Party. Proceeds will benefit the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Race Registration is ongoing at www.fallfoliagehalf.com Registration will be available on race weekend provided that the race does not exceed 1000 participants. Packet pickup will be held on Saturday October 12th 12pm-6pm. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck; The Half Marathon will start at 10am and the 5k will follow; For info Matt Linick (561) 470-7966 or email@example.com
13 Doggone Big Yard Sale. Lots of great items include small furnishings, kitchen wares, small appliances, electronics, costume jewelry, and more. Benefit for the Have A Heart Animal Welfare Fund, Inc (501c3 not for profit). Armadillo Restaurant, 97 Abeel Street, Kingston; 10am-3pm; firstname.lastname@example.org www.haveaheartanimalwelfare.org
13 Million Women Drum Global Gathering. This event is for everyone - drummers and non-drummers, families, children, young and old. Enjoy a day of environmental awareness, music, presentations, drumming, vendors and more. Entertainment will be provided by a variety of musicians such as Spirit of Thunderheart Drummers, Ubaka Hill, Sanga of the Valley, Laney Goodman, Jim Red Fox and many others. There will be a drum swap fest, drum circles, playshops, workshops and more. $15 (General Gate Admission ) $10 Children, and Elders ( 70+ ) Toddlers, Babies No Gate Fee. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz; 10am-7pm; www.millionwomendrummers.com
14 Deadline to RSVP for the 30th Anniversary Resource Center For Accessible Living (RCAL) Gala. The celebration will include the Beyond the Letter of the Law Awards ceremony, silent auction, dinner buffet with live music and entertainment, as well as special guest speakers Cecilia Tkaczyk & Life Time Above and Beyond awardee Maurice Hinchey! Cocktail hour with cash bar starts at 5:30pm. Call 331-0541 or www.rcal.org
14 1st Annual “Move Your Caboose Fun Race/Walk. This race/walk is for the fun of it – thus the name “Move Your Caboose”. Come walk it, run it, stroll along or just come for the fun of it. The course is partially shaded, gently sloping, mainly flat and paved. The first 100 registered participants will receive a “Move Your Caboose” T-shirt. Those registered by September 30th pay $10 for 12 years of age and under and $15 for 13 years of age and up. Race day registrants pay will pay $15 for 12 years of age and under and $20 for 13 years of age and up. Funds raised from this event will be used toward the restoration of our cabooses on the trail. Hosted by The Hudson Valley Rail Trail. The Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot, 101 New Paltz Road, Highland; 9-11am; For pre-registration, visit www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net/meetinginfo.php?id=8 or www.Active.com
16 (Cloud date 10/18) Wonders of the Autumn Sky: Walkway Over the Hudson. Astronomer, speaker author Bob Berman. A Skyfest event. $5 suggested donation. Walkway Over the Hudson, 87 Haviland Rd., Highland; 7pm; www.upac.org/calendar.php
October 18 Deadline to pre-register for the Annual Phanton Phest Halloween MTB Race on October 19. www.bikereg.com/Net/17954
19 Denise Family Fire Fundraiser & Jo & Jay's 4th Annual Oktoberfest. Do you love Halloween, Oktoberfests, and Bonfire's? Don't just sit there, make plans to support our Fundraiser & enjoy a free Pig Roast. Guess & Win, Kona Ice, 50/50 Raffle, Carnival games, Bake Sale, Chinese Auction, and Pumpkin Carving. And there will be BBQ Chicken, Live the Music with the Pontiacs, Bobbing for Apples, Smores, and more. Best Halloween Costume prizes for kids, adults, and pets. Please bring a dish to pass. Bring a Designated Driver or sleeping bags. Campers/Rvs welcome. Jo Ostrander's House, 11 Black Rd., Shokan; Noon; RSVP to Jo Ostrander at 594-8219 or email at email@example.com
19 7th Annual Mid-Hudson Woodworkers Show. Displays, Demonstrations, WoodMizer, Gifts for the Children, Cars and Planes, Raffle of woodworking items and make a wooden pen. Admission: $3 (Children under 12 free). Entries are welcomed for this event. There is no Judging. Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St., Hurley; 10am-5pm; For info email firstname.lastname@example.org www.midhudsonwoodworkers.org/Midhudsonshow.htm
19 Household Hazardous Waste Day. Free collection event providing a safe disposal alternative for hazardous pesticides, chemicals, medications and electronics (computers, TVs, batteries, etc) for recycling. Participants are being asked to bring shelf-stable food items and non-food items such as paper goods, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies to donate to Ulster County food pantries. Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, 999 Flatbush Road, Kingston, 8am-2pm; To make an appointment, visit www.ucrra.org/recycling/hhw.htm or call the recycling hotline at 336-3336.
19 Acoustic Music Benefit and Estate Visit Fundraiser for Healthcare is a Human Right. Please join us for an afternoon and evening of acoustic Music to raise funds and awareness for Healthcare is a Human Right. Please plan on bringing your favorite dish to share and your own beer/wine if you wish. BBQ, Fish and Falafel will be available for purchase. Bring your family and friends. Healthcare is a Human Right is an all volunteer organization bringing free and compassionate Holistic Healthcare to 4 different locations in Ulster County. Private estate, 3560 Rt. 9G, Rhinebeck; Noon; For more info email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
19 Village Invasion IV: Carnival of the Dead--because living clowns aren't scary enough! Greetings, Kittens—this is your Captain speaking. Just when you thought we couldn't push the limit enough we've gone ahead and added clowns, demented carnies, the circus, a carnival for the dead you might say, the Village Invasion is back with a vengeance—Bigger, Badder and Bloodier than ever. And this time, we've conjured up a carnival of the dead theme. Human coulrophobes beware--you'll never look at Barnum & Bailey Circus the same again. Village of Saugerties; 6pm; For info email@example.com www.villageinvasion.com
19 Night Shift Tombstone Tours. Tours of old French Church & burial ground. Ghost stories by campfire, macabre exhibits & supernatural refreshments. $15 Advance & members, $18 at door. Dubois Fort Visitor Center, Historic Huguenot Street, 81 Huguenot St., New Paltz; Tours 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm;255-1660; www.huguenotstreet.org/about_us/calendar.php
19 Annual Fall Family Fun Festival. There will be apple cidering, pumpkin painting, blacksmithing, broommaking, 1885 covered bridge walk, hikes & more. Ashokan's own Chef Jill will be on hand with her culinary delights and refreshments. Live local music for all ages with Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. Admission is an affordable $5 with proceeds going towards Ashokan's renowned Educational Programs for schools. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge; 11am-4pm; For more information contact Jay Ungar & Molly Mason at 246-2121, Nancy Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
19 Annual Phantom Phest Halloween MTB Race. A great family friendly Halloween event & costumed bike race. Lippman Park (off Rt.209), Wawarsing; 6:15pm; More info at www.bikereg.com/Net/17954
19 Tugboat Trail Festival and Auction. The 21 tugs will have been moved from their Rt 9W summer display posts to the Tugfest site for side-by-side viewing! That's the "Tug" part" of Tugfest. The "fest" means there will be a chicken & steak BBQ, the T. McCann Band performing, Irish Step Dancers, youth activities, the Ulster County Photography Club Reception, The River Keeper chat, and more...all leading up to the Tugboat Auction at 2pm. Are you going to take a tug home this year? Come join the fest and see who does. Town of Esopus Hall, 284 Broadway, Port Ewen; Noon; www.facebook.com/tugboattrail
19 Ione’s 18th Annual Dream Festival. The festival celebrates one of the precious things we all have in common- Dreams. This year’s festival theme focuses on Art & the Intuitive; Dissolving Obstacles. Marathon of Dreamers – short performances, readings, and more. Deep Listening Space, 77 Cornell St., Suite 303, Kingston; 3-6pm; 338-5984; www.facebook.com/annualdreamfestival
19, 20 NYS Sheep & Wool Festival. The largest sheep and wool festival in the country. Sheep herding dog demos, fiber artists, cooking demos and children's activities. Rain or shine. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Springbrook Avenue (Route 9), Rhinebeck; Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm; www.sheepandwool.com
19, 20 Wine, Wing & Brew Festival. Wine and Brew on Saturday, Wing Fest on Sunday. Sample fine wines and microbrews of the Hudson Valley, New York State and beyond. Admission to the festival is free, however there will be a charge for samples. On Sunday, sample hot wings, BBQ wings, wine & beer and more from area restaurants and caterers. Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, 64 Klein Ave.; Hunter; For info 800-486-8376 or www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/festivals/summer-festivals-microbrew.aspx
19, 20, 26, 27 Halloween Trains. Come ride the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s specially decorated Halloween Trains operated by our ghosts and goblins train crew. A perfect Halloween activity that’s not too scary for our youngest riders and adults. Adult $6, Children (ages 2-11) $4, Children under 2 ride free with paid adult fare. Catskill Mountain Railroad, Westbrook Lanes (near Hannaford, Kingston Plaza, Kingston; 688-7400; For schedule visit www.catskillmtrailroad.com/ki_schedules.php
20 The Kingston Model Train And Railroad Hobby Show. Adults $6, Children under 12 $1. The largest Model Train and R.R. Hobby show in Ulster County. A great Family Fun Day Event. 11,000 Square feet of :Operating Layouts, Dealer and Vendor Tables, Model Train Exhibits, Modular Layouts, Large Scale Garden Railroad Train Display, Railroadiana, and a Toy Train set Raffle. Food and refreshments will be available. The Murphy Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston; 10am-4pm; www.kingstontrainshow.com
20 Trolley Museum. In conjunction with the Model Train show at Midtown Center, $1 discount to attendees. 89 East Strand, Kingston; Noon-5pm, Last trolley ride at 4:15pm; 331-3399; www.tmny.org
October 24 30th Anniversary Resource Center For Accessible Living (RCAL) Gala. The celebration will include the Beyond the Letter of the Law Awards ceremony, silent auction, dinner buffet with live music and entertainment, as well as special guest speakers Cecilia Tkaczyk & Life Time Above and Beyond awardee Maurice Hinchey! Bearsville Theatre, 291 Tinker Street (Route 212), Woodstock; Cocktail Hour with Cash Bar starts at 5:30pm. Kindly RSVP by October 14th, 2013 at 331-0541 or www.rcal.org
24,25,26,27,28,29,31,31, November 1,2,3,8,9,10,11 The Great Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin Blaze. The biggest, most electrifying Halloween event! More than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns can be viewed at this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns! Plus at the Museum of Pumpkin Art will hold its first exhibition space devoted to sculptural works inspired by (but not made from) pumpkins, and featuring more than 20 new works from professional artists,. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which MUST be purchased in advance. Tickets get sold out quickly. Tickets: Adults, $16; Children 3-17, $12 (Saturdays $20, $16). Free for members. Held at the Van Cortlandt Manor, South Riverside Ave. off Route 9 in the village of Croton-on-Hudson;
914-366-6900; http://www.hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze www.facebook.com/PumpkinBlaze
25 Hurley Ghost Walk. Tour Main Street and Cemetary in historic Olde Hurley. $10 Adults, $7 Students (age 12-16), not recommended under age 12. Reservations recommended Hurley Heritage Society, 52 Main St., Hurley; 7pm; Information and reservations 331-8673; www.hurleyheritagesociety.org
25 Boo At The Zoo! Make sure your little goblin comes in costume for the parade, haunted storytelling, & yummy s’mores too. A movie in the park will follow. Hosted by The Junior League of Kingston and the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center. The Forsyth Nature Center, 157 Lucas Ave., Kingston; 5:30-8:30pm; Call or email the nature center at 339-3053 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.juniorleaguekingston.org
25, 26, 27 The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase. Fine handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments exhibited by their makers. Show & sale, live music. $20/day, $30/two-day pass. Clinics, workshop and concerts-additional admission charge. Pre- Showcase shopping opportunity featuring a number of fine tonewood dealers, open to the public with free admission on Friday October 26, and included in the price of admission Saturday and Sunday October 27 & 28. Bearsville Theater & Utopia Soundstage, 291 & 293 Tinker St., Woodstock; 11am-6pm; Advance reservations through The Bearsville Theater Box Office679-4406, or www.bearsvilletheater.com For more info contact Baker Rorick 679-9025; email@example.com www.woodstockinvitational.com
25, 26, 27 Kiwanis Kapers: “Who’s Your Mamma?” A play/musical parody of “Mamma Mia” written and directed by Steve Kline and starring many local luminaries. All proceeds benefit scholarships for graduating seniors at Kingston and Coleman High Schools. Sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Kingston . J. Watson Bailey Middle School, 118 Merilina Avenue, Kingston; 7:30pm; For more information call 514-4654 or visit www.kingstonkiwanis.org
26 26th Annual Miller Craft Fair. Come and celebrate with us. This juried show includes: handmade crafts, jewelry, holiday gifts, knitwear, floral, photography, specialty foods and direct sales vendors. $3 at the door. All proceeds benefit Miller School. Miller Middle School, 65 Fording Place Rd., Lake Katrine; 9am-5pm; For an application or any questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
26 "Community Friends" Sixth Annual Crafts Show. Exclusive quality merchandise by creative artisans & experienced handcraft vendors. Oncology Nurses volunteer courtesy Blood-Pressure Screenings & offer professional health counseling. Holistic reflexology & massage therapy services. Antiques' appraisals and home-baked desserts. Win many valuable prizes. Admission Donations: Adults $3 & Seniors $2. Net proceeds benefit Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. East Fishkill Community Center, 890 Route 82, Hopewell Junction, 10am-4pm; For further Info call 845-797-9887, email@example.com www.milesofhope.com
26 B-B-Q Chicken Dinner To Benefit Woodstock Fire Dept. Company #4 (Zena). Eat in or take out. Featuring a fine feast and a chance to get to know your volunteer firefighters better, tour the fire station, and enjoy the company of your friends and neighbors, all to benefit Woodstock Fire Department Company #4 (Zena). Also featuring Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale. $12 per person. Reservations suggested. Delivery is gladly made available for anyone homebound within 5 mile radius. Zena Fire House (at the intersection of Zena Rd. and Sawkill Rd.), Woodstock; 4-7pm; Call for tickets or more info 679-2068.
26 “Vampire Ball” Halloween Party. Come join us for a night of fun, frights and phantoms of the night. Costumes are encouraged but not required; there will be awards given out in several costume categories. A big entertainment surprise is being planned that is sure to have everyone on their feet. A sit-down dinner is included and complimentary cocktails will be provided by Grey Goose and Barefoot Wines sponsored by Empire North Distributors. Individual tickets are $125 and sponsorships are available. Proceeds from this event to benefit HealthAlliance Hospital’s patient care services. Hosted by the HealthAlliance Foundation & Tonner Doll Company Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club Village, Saugerties; 6pm; For more information, please call the Foundation office at 334-2760.
26 Town of Rochester’s Annual Haunted Barn. Scary trip in old barn behind train station off Main St., Over 8 please. $5 suggested donation. 16 Tobacco Rd., Accord; 6:30-10pm; Please make reservations by calling the Recreation Dept. at 626-2115; www.townofrochester.net/Pages/RochesterNY_CommCalendar/S04060245-040603DF?formid=161
26 (Rain date October 27) Historic Huguenot Street Haunted Scavenger Hunt. Enjoy a thrilling, but not too chilling, children's themed scavenger hunt on the grounds of Historic Huguenot Street. Registration for the event is held prior to the "Hunt" at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, 81 Huguenot Street, where sleuths will receive their first clue. Admission includes a paper craft Halloween activity table event at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, refreshments, and prizes for all who complete the series of clues. Appropriate for children pre-school and up. Pre-registration is not required for this event. $8 per child; parents & guardians are free. Costumes are not required but are encouraged. Parking on Broadhead Avenue and/or Municipal Lot by the Community Gardens; 2-4pm; www.huguenotstreet.org
26 (Rain date October 27) Fourth Annual UlsterCorps Service Sprint - Kids Fun Run & Zombie Escape Race. Be spirited away on a trail winding through spooky woods, tunnels and caves. Zombie Escape runners wear a flag belt (like flag football) – avoid the zombies and get through the woods with at least one flag and all your brains intact and you win. Top finishers receive certificates in gender and age group categories. Special awards given to Best Individual Costume and Best Group Costume. Pre-Registration: $15; Register by 10/15 and receive a free t-shirt; Day-Of Registration: $20 (no t-shirt); Team Discount: $12 per person a team must have at least three members. All funds raised from registration fees will benefit UlsterCorps. Volunteer zombies and other helpers very welcome. At Williams Lake, 434 Williams Lake Rd, Rosendale; 11am-1pm; More info: or call 481-0331; www.ulstercorps.org/?p=10838
26, 27 Fright Train! Wear a costume for free admission on the Fright Train & see the haunted trolley barn! Come ride along the waterfront. The Trolley Museum, 89 East Strand, Rondout, Kingston; Noon-5pm; For more information please visit: www.tmny.org or call 331-3399.
26, 27 Halloween Trains. Come ride the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s specially decorated Halloween Trains operated by our ghosts and goblins train crew. A perfect Halloween activity that’s not too scary for our youngest riders and adults. Adult $6, Children (ages 2-11) $4, Children under 2 ride free with paid adult fare. Catskill Mountain Railroad, Westbrook Lanes (near Hannaford, Kingston Plaza, Kingston; 688-7400; For schedule visit www.catskillmtrailroad.com/ki_schedules.php
30 Deadline to make reservations for the Tribute to Veterans Breakfast on November 7. All veterans may attend as guests of Hospice, Inc. Tickets for all non-veterans are $180. Space is limited. Please call 473-2273 ext. 1118.
31 23nd annual Night of 100 Pumpkins. Pumpkin Carving Contest. Come to The Bakery and see all the pumpkins lit. Enjoy free hot cider, cocoa and pumpkin bread. To enter just bring your pumpkin to The Bakery on October 30th. Local artists will judge the pumpkins and lots of prizes, all donated by local businesses, will be awarded. Adults and children are judged separately so everyone can participate. All entrants receive a free Jack O’ Lantern Cookie. The Bakery, 13A North Front Street, New Paltz; 6-10pm; For more information call 255-8840 and to see pictures of last year’s pumpkins go to www.ilovethebakery.com
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1 Penny Social. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Shawangunk Valley Fire Company holds their Annual Fall Penny Social, Refreshments are available. The firehouse, 2150 Bruynsick Road, Wallkill. The doors open at 6pm and calling begins at 7pm; 895-3673.
1, 2, 3, Crafts at Purchase: The Art of Craft. Collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet 100 visionary jury-selected craft artists and purchase their latest work. The show will include one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, clothing and accessories, home decor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media. Many new artists, never before seen at the Performing Arts Center, will be present. Exhibitors will be traveling from 15 states across the country to exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind work. In addition, the Clay Art Center of Port Chester will have a “pop-up show” within the Crafts at Purchase show, featuring a selection of the work by the Clay Art Center artists and invited guest artists. General admission is $10 and includes free parking. Benefit for the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. Crafts at Purchase is directed by Artrider Productions the creators and producers of Crafts at Lyndhurst. The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Roadm, Purchase; Friday 3-8pm, Saturday10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. For info & travel directions call 331-7900 or visit www.artrider.com
1, 2, 3 Folk Music Weekend. A weekend festival of traditional folk/roots music. Including concerts, workshops, informal jamming and singing, socializing, hiking, and relaxing. Hudson Valley Resort, 400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson; 626-8888; For more details, schedule, and reservations visit www.folkmusicny.org/weekends.html#fal
1, 2, 3 Annual Holiday Bazaar. Handcrafted gifts, holiday items, baked goods, breads & spreads, soups & rolls, jams & jellies. Featuring special items relating to Cragsmoor History: books, journals, and archival prints of old Cragsmoor maps. Cragsmoor Historical Society, 349 Cragsmoor Road, Cragsmoor, Warwarsing; Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 10am-4pm; 647-6487; www.cragsmoor.info
1,2,3,8,9,10,11 The Great Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin Blaze. The biggest, most electrifying Halloween event! More than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns can be viewed at this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns! Plus at the Museum of Pumpkin Art will hold its first exhibition space devoted to sculptural works inspired by (but not made from) pumpkins, and featuring more than 20 new works from professional artists,. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which MUST be purchased in advance. Tickets get sold out quickly. Tickets: Adults, $16; Children 3-17, $12 (Saturdays $20, $16). Free for members. Held at the Van Cortlandt Manor, South Riverside Ave. off Route 9 in the village of Croton-on-Hudson;
914-366-6900; http://www.hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze www.facebook.com/PumpkinBlaze
2 Ales for Alzheimer’s. A jam-packed evening with live music from The Cagneys, comedic entertainment from Rich Shultis creator of the Mayhem and Madness Comedy Tour, food, beer, raffles, and much more. Proceeds from this event go toward the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter. Keegan Ales, 20 St James St.; Kingston; 5-8pm; Tickets sales and additional information for Ales for Alzheimer’s can be found at www.alesforalzheimers.com
2 Ulster County SPCA 7th Annual Fashion Show. Enjoy cocktail hour, luncheon, silent auction, and raffles, all while enjoying a runway show by Coldwater Creek and Dig of Saugerties. Hillside Manor, 240 Boulevard Route 32, Kingston; 11am-3pm; Please call or email Robin if you would like to attend, make a donation, or purchase raffle ticket(s).firstname.lastname@example.org or call 331-5377 extension 230.
3 The Annual Kaaterskill Postcard Club Show. In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the start of the filling of the Ashokan Reservoir on September 9, 1913, there will be an exhibit of construction postcards and postcards of the towns displaced by construction. About 15 dealers with tens of thousands antique postcards will be available to collectors. Admission $3. Mid-Town Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston; 9am-4pm; For info call 254-4104 or 383-0061 or email KPCclub@gmail.com
3 Bluestone Festival. More money was made from the Bluestone Quarries of Ulster County than all the gold of The Gold Rush. The only source, in USA, of bluestone is an ocean bottom, 350 million years ago, that extended from Pennsylvania to Connecticut, across what is now Delaware, Ulster, Dutchess, and Albany Counties, that turned into bluestone. When in the 1920's people sang about The Sidewalks of New York, they were singing about Ulster County Bluestone. The sidewalks of Kingston need preservation, restoration, care, and replacement. To bring pride, and information about the geology, history, importance, care, preservation and restoration of Our Kingston Historic Bluestone Infrastructure and Sidewalks, the Bluestone Festival was established. Free. Clearwater Homeport, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; Noon-6pm; Musicians, artists, Bluestone masons, and scholars are welcome to share their music, art, and information and should register by emailing to email@example.com
Heritage Day & Fun Fall Festival. Games Activities for all; Heritage Crafts; Antique Appraising; Artists & Authors; Old Time Tractors & Cars; Geneaology; Create & Bring a Scarecrow; Live Music All Day by Robin Baker & Breakway; Free admission. Sponsored by Friends of Historic Rochester; 10am-3pm; www.FHRAccord.com
6 Free Educational Seminar for Family Caregivers. November is National Family Caregiver’s Month. In honor of family caregivers, Caring Connections of Ulster County is presenting a free seminar on how to start the conversation regarding end of life issues: Although these are very sensitive topics, being well informed is essential for the Family Caregiver. As your loved one approaches the end of life, are you wondering what to expect? Are you concerned and confused about decisions you will have to make? Sponsors will provide information and gladly answer questions. Free Educational Seminar for Family Caregivers. Speakers will be Kristen Swanson, R.N. – Hospice, on What caregivers need to know and what to expect during the final stages of their loved one’s life. Marco Domenico - Grief Counselor, “Self help after the death of a loved one - or not so loved one.” And Kathy Dittus, Esq., - Elder Law Attorney, on What role does a POA, a living will, a Health Care Proxy, and a “MOLST” form play? And what you need to know to be prepared. Refreshments will be served. Mountain Valley Manor, 397 Wilbur Ave., Kingston; 6-8:30pm; Seating will be limited so please call to reserve your seat. 338-4600.
7 Tribute to Veterans Breakfast. In recognition of Veteran’s Day, as well as to celebrate National Hospice Month in November, Hospice, Inc. will be hosting a complimentary breakfast for area veterans. The celebration is one to bring awareness to the public about the “We Honor Veterans” program, as well as to express the agency’s thanks to the veterans of the region for their service to this country. All veterans may attend as guests of Hospice, Inc. Tickets for all non-veterans are $180. Space is limited. Reservations must be made by October 30. Dutchess Golf Club, 2628 South Rd., Poughkeepsie; 9:30am; Reservations are required. Please call 473-2273 ext. 1118.
8 6th Annual Circles of Caring Conference. Individuals, family members, and care givers wishing to embrace the issue of aging are invited. This will be an exploration of the ups and downs of the aging process. The day includes: a continental breakfast, and a delicious sit-down buffet-style lunch, a great keynote speaker, Dr. Lawrence Force, Center For Aging Policy Mount Saint Mary’s College. There will be meaningful breakout sessions where you will hear interesting speakers on the topic of maximizing the positives of aging. $25 per person includes continental breakfast, and buffet lunch. Sponsored by Jewish Family Services, Center for Aging and Policy at Mount Saint Mary College, and Age Plan. Garden Plaza Hotel, 503 Washington Avenue, Kingston; 8am-4pm; Contact JFS for more information at 338-2980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Deadline to pre-register for the 3rd Annual Women’s Mini-Alternative Health Fair on November 12 at the River Rock Health Spa, Woodstock. Checks must be received by November 8th made out to UCWN, P.O. Box 144, Boiceville, NY 12414.
November 9 5th Annual Sip & Sign. A holiday book signing with 25 local authors and local gourmet food purveyors. An event to delight book lovers and wine lovers alike. Also attending with goods for sample and sale will be The Poughkeepsie Ice House, Crown Maple & Black-Eyed Suzie’s. Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, 26 Wing Road, Millbrook; 1-4pm; For more information please call (845) 677-8383 ext. 21; www.millbrookwine.com
9 Roast Pork Dinner At Woodstock Reformed Church. Reservations encouraged by November 6. Enjoy a delicious, home-cooked roast pork dinner at the Woodstock Reformed Church. Proceeds also benefit the Daily Meals on Wheels, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Overeaters Anonymous, The Woodstock Good Neighbor Food Pantry and other organizations. Adults $12, Children 5-12 years old $5, Kids under 5 free! Woodstock Reformed Church, 16 Tinker Street, Woodstock. Seating at 5:30pm and Takeout at 6:00pm; For reservations, call 845-679-6539 or 845-679-6610.
9 Country Fair & Breakfast Buffet. Buffet prepared by an award-winning chef. $8, $7 Seniors, ages 5-12 $4, under 5 free. Marbletown Reformed Church, 3750 Rt. 209, Stone Ridge; Buffet 8-10am, Country Fair 9am-1pm; Tickets 687-7701.
9 Annual Holiday Bazaar. Christmas crafts, home goods, Grandma’s Attic, home baked goodies. Lunch available. Community Church of High Falls, Firehouse & Mohonk Rd., High Falls; 687-7091; email@example.com
9 Big Indian Native American Gathering. Drumming, dancing, storytelling, more. Bring a dish or snack to share. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St., Pine Hill; noon-4pm; 254-5469; www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org/events
9 Annual Ziti Dinner. Dinner, consisting of ziti, salad, beverages, bread and dessert (all made by St. Andrew’s parishioners), will cost $10 for adults; children under 12 free. A portion of the proceeds of the Ziti Dinner will be donated to local charities, including, Family Promise of the Mid-Hudson Valley and Family of New Paltz. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 163 Main St., New Paltz; two seatings, 5pm and 6:30pm. For more info call 255-5098.
9 (Rain date November 10) Hudson River Playback Theatre Yard Sale. Clothing, costume jewelry, furniture, paintings, pottery, kitchen items, toys, some exotic unused gifts ….and our "LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD" donation box: empty out all that heavy change from your purse or pocket. Find a treasure and support Hudson River Playback Theatre. 51 Church Street, New Paltz, 10am-5pm; www.hudsonriverplayback.org
12 3rd Annual Women’s Mini-Alternative Health Fair. Create Your Own Wellness Package: choose any three workshops of 12 presenters. Women are invited to attend an evening of networking and programs focused on local alternative healing resources. Twelve local experts will provide introductions to their healing-arts disciplines. Attendee will be able to choose to attend three 20 minute workshops.Pre-registration is a must so put it on your calendar and plan to attend this popular event. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Ulster County Women's Network and the award-winning River Rock Health Spa. Pre-Registration Fee: Members $10, Non-Members $15; Late Registration & Walk-ins Members $15, Non-Members $20. River Rock Health Spa, 62 Ricks Rd, Woodstock; 5:30-8pm; To Pre-Register, checks must be received by November 8th made out to UCWN, P.O. Box 144, Boiceville, NY 12414.
14 Soup Fundraiser. Proceeds go to help give the kids in Ulster County gifts for Christmas! $3 pint & $6 quart. Homemade Soups: Chicken Noodle ,Chili, Lentil and Seafood Bisque. Ulster County Community Action, 70 Lindsley Avenue, Kingston; Serving 11am-3pm; Call 338-8750 ext 105 to place your orders; www.uccac.org
November 15 Veterans Salute. Get a "Full Thanksgiving Dinner" and be entertained by Mary K. (West Point Band) and Bob Waltke (with the Poughkeepsie New Yorkers Barber Shop Choir). $20/veterans free. Sponsored by the Youth & Education Department. Reformed Church of Shawangunk, 1166 Hoagerburgh Road, Wallkill; 5pm; 895-2952.
15, 16 The Fair Street Reformed Church Christmas Bazaar. Come shop for handmade gifts, crafts and baked goods. Eat at the Elves’ Café. Don’t forget the Children’s Buying Room with specially priced toys and games for the kids. And be sure to create a special memory by having your child’s picture taken with Santa. Plus: raffles, food, crafts and more. The Bazaar takes place on Friday from 4:30-7:30pm, and Saturday from 9:30am-4pm. For more information please call 338-7722 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
15, 16, 17 Annual Greek Festival. Traditional homemade Greek food and pastries, holiday boutique with needlework, crafts, gifts, and more. St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, 294 Greenkill Ave., Kingston; Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm; Sunday 11am-8pm; 331-3522.
16 Repair Café. A free meeting place to bring a beloved but broken item for repair. Yes, for free! Mechanical, electric & electronic, clothing, things made of wood, dolls & stuffed animals, jewelry, tool sharpening & digital devices. Free. New Paltz United Methodist Church 1 Grove Street, New Paltz; 10am; For info call 646-302-5835.
16 Golden Autumn Annual Silent and Live Auction. Offerings include an original painting by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams(www.Janebloodgoodabrams.com), restaurant gift certificates and many hand-crafted items. Entry fee $ 5. There will be light food served throughout the event. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd., Kingston; 1-4:30pm; 331-2884; www.uucckingston.org
17 Heritage Folk Music’s Annual Hootenanny. A benefit for Sing Out Magazine. $5. Hurley Reformed Church, Main St., Hurley; 594-4412; 3-6pm; www.heritageconcerts.blogspot.com
20 ThanksLiving 2013: 8th Annual Banquet to Mesmerize Taste Buds and Raise Funds. This annual tradition of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary is certainly the world’s largest all-vegan seated meal ever served in a goat pasture. The heated tent holds 250 people from as local as Woodstock to Vermont, Pennsylvania and beyond, all to enjoy a gourmet vegan Thanksgiving-themed dinner where the rescued turkeys are the guests of honor instead of the main course. Live music, a silent auction and close encounters with rescued farm animals will round out a memorable afternoon. This event is SOLD OUT (tickets were $125-$175). The last visiting weekend of the season is Oct 26-27. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, 35 Van Wagner Road, Willow; 1pm; www.woodstocksanctuary.org
November 21 Sinterklaas Kickoff: Wreaths, Sweets & Dutch Treats, Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction. Fabulous food with a Dutch theme, beer, wine and signature cocktails will be served while attendees will have the opportunity to bid on decorated wreaths, trees, and gift baskets getting a jump start on the holiday season. Old Dutch Church at the corner of Wall and Main Streets in Uptown Kingston; 6pm; For more information or to volunteer for the Sinterklaas events, call 845-339-4280 or visit www.sinterklaashudsonvalley.com
22 Heels 2 Help. Lilly Sa'Vage's annual drag revue fundraiser for Hudson Valley Community Services' HIV/AIDS programs. A cavalcade of drag performers, door prizes, raffles and hourly shows. $5. Prime Time Dance Club, 3353 Route 9, Highland, 9pm; (914) 785-8277; email@example.com
23 JK's Wine & Liquor's 5th Annual Holiday Wine Tasting. Tastings on over 75 Wine and Spirits from around the world!
There will be Music Refreshments and Much More! Must Be 21+.
Kingston Plaza, Kingston;
12:00pm - 4:00pm; 845-331-6429; www.jkswineandliquor.com www.facebook.com/JKsWineLiquor
23 Crowns & Branches Workshop. No Sinterklaas procession is complete without children of all ages accompanying Sinterklaas in his journey that day. They become the Kings and Queens with their handmade decorated crowns and royalty with their branches representing the Royal Scepter. Hundreds of handsome branches will be laid out alongside lots of beautiful and fanciful materials—jewels, ribbons, glitter, lace, streamers, -- with which the children can create their Royal garb. At the end of the day each child has something to carry in the Parade and to take home with them. A Night in Bloom Florist, The Shirt Factory, 77 Cornell Street, Kingston; Noon-4pm; For more information or to volunteer for the Sinterklaas events, call 339-4280 or visit www.sinterklaashudsonvalley.com
23, 24 Shawangunk Wine Trail's Wreath Fineries At The Wineries. Start at any winery and receive a etched souvenir wine tasting glass and a handmade grapevine wreath. Then travel the Wine Trail receiving an ornament to decorate your wreath with and complimentary wine tasting and tapas portion holiday treat at each of the 14 wineries on the trail. This is a self guided tour. A two-day ticket is $44.94/person or $71.20/couple. One-day tickets $37.40/person or $59.40/couple. Designated drivers can join in on the wreath decorating fun too for just $16.20. 10am-6pm; For reservations and details www.gunkswine.com
23, 24 St. Joseph Church 29th Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Quality hand crafted items, raffles, food, baked goods and more. Admission is free. St. Joseph Church , 34 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz; Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 8am-2pm; For more info call Kate at 883-9552.
24 16th Annual International Pickle Festival. If you like pickles, this is the place to be! Contests, prizes, pickled foods, and plenty of pickles. Various vendors, with many countries represented, with food and cultural music, and crafts. Rosendale Community Center, Rte 32, Rosendale; 10am-5pm; 658-9649; www.picklefest.com
28 The Annual Family of New Paltz 5k Turkey Trot. Fun Run for kids 8 years and under starts at 9am, 5k run at 9:30am. Register early to avoid long lines. Water Street Market, New Paltz; For info contact Kathy at 255-7957 or firstname.lastname@example.org Registration forms and info online www.newpaltzturkeytrot.com
28 First Annual "Turkey Trot." This event is bringing a Thanksgiving Day tradition back to Kingston. The Turkey Trot is a 5K Run/Walk through the streets of Uptown. There will also be a 2-mile family fun run. All pre-registered runners are guaranteed a T-shirt the day of the race. There will be prizes and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the rebuild of Kingston Kinderland II. Sponsored by The Junior League of Kingston. Forsyth Park, 157 Lucas Avenue, Kingston; Rain or shine, registration begins at 8am, which will provide you with plenty of time to limber up your drumsticks before the race commences at 9am. For more information please visit www.juniorleaguekingston.org/programs/fundraisers/turkey-trot/
28 Community Thanksgiving Luncheon. You are invited to dine with us on Thanksgiving Day. Hosted by the Faith Communities of the Town of Lloyd. St. Augustine School, 35 Phillips Ave., Highland; 12:30-3pm; For information please contact Richard Gorrres at 901-9094 or email@example.com or Nancy at 691-7703,or firstname.lastname@example.org
29 Downtown New Paltz Unwrapped. Visit downtown in all its holiday finery and enjoy special discounts and giveaways at participating stores. Passport coupons are valid at businesses for the whole weekend. Holiday windows are unveiled. Enjoy cider, cookies, goodies, and events in stores. Take a self-guided walking tour of the participating downtown shops using information picked up at downtown stores. 6-9pm; More information www.facebook.com/NewPaltzDowntownUnwrapped
29 The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. City of Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo will officially begin the holiday season by lighting the tree at 7pm. Enjoy local entertainment. Refreshments will be provided. Santa and Friends will be present to make this a wonderful prelude to the holidays for family and friends in the community. Sponsored by the Kingston Professional Firefighters Association. Academy Green Park, Kingston; 6-8pm; For more information please call 331-1216.
29, 30 “Sinterklaas” Workshops. No Sinterklaas procession is complete without children of all ages accompanying Sinterklaas in his journey that day. They become the Kings and Queens with their handmade decorated crowns and royalty with their branches representing the Royal Scepter. Hundreds of handsome branches will be laid out alongside lots of beautiful and fanciful materials—jewels, ribbons, glitter, lace, streamers, -- with which the children can create their Royal garb. At the end of the day each child has something to carry in the Parade and to take home with them. The Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; Friday 1-4pm, Saturday,10am-2:30pm; For more information or to volunteer for the Sinterklaas events, call 339-4280 or visit: www.sinterklaashudsonvalley.com
30 Phoenicia Turkey Trot. Free Turkey Trot Tee Shirts to the first 50 registered. 2.4 mile run, ramble, trot, walk or wobble to benefit the Pine Hill Community Center. Free Tot Trot 5 and under at 9:30am. Registration and sign in from 8-9:45am at the Parish Hall. (across from the St Francis de Sales church, Main St, Phoenicia). Race starts at 10. For more information www.phoeniciaturkeytrot.com
30 Sinterklaas Kingston. A day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches, a march down Broadway, a parade of stars, and puppets galore. Kingston sends off Sinterklaas and his white horse on a tugboat across the river to his destination in Rhinebeck. After his send off, there will a Sinterklaas Soiree, Tree Lighting Ceremony and plenty of specials at all of the local restaurants. Lower Broadway and the entire waterfront district, Kingston. For more information or to volunteer for the Sinterklaas events, call 339-4280 or visit: www.sinterklaashudsonvalley.com www.facebook.com/SinterklaasKingston
30, December 1 Catskill Mountain Railroad Holiday Train. Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like a train ride. Get caught up in the magic of the season with a ride in our decorated train as it chugs through the historic city of Kingston. Warm up next to the caboose's wood stove, or enjoy the festive atmosphere of the open-air car. Santa Claus is even aboard. Free parking. Handicapped accessible. Adult $6, Children (ages 2-11) $4. Children under 2 ride free with paid adult fare. Trains run round trip every hour starting at 1pm from station at Westbrook Lane and Kingston Plaza, Kingston; 1-5pm, last train 4pm; www.catskillmtrailroad.com
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1 Catskill Mountain Railroad Holiday Train. Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like a train ride. Get caught up in the magic of the season with a ride in our decorated train as it chugs through the historic city of Kingston. Warm up next to the caboose's wood stove, or enjoy the festive atmosphere of the open-air car. Santa Claus is even aboard. Free parking. Handicapped accessible. Adult $6, Children (ages 2-11) $4. Children under 2 ride free with paid adult fare. Trains run round trip every hour starting at 1pm from station at Westbrook Lane and Kingston Plaza, Kingston; 1-5pm, last train 4pm; www.catskillmtrailroad.com
1 The Old Dutch Church St. Nicholas Day & Community Carol Sing. The Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston; 4pm; For more information call 338-6759 or email email@example.com
1, 2, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 Catskill Mountain Railroad Holiday Train. Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like a train ride. Get caught up in the magic of the season with a ride in our decorated train as it chugs through the historic city of Kingston. Warm up next to the caboose's wood stove, or enjoy the festive atmosphere of the open-air car. Santa Claus is even aboard. Free parking. Handicapped accessible. Adult $6, Children (ages 2-11) $4. Children under 2 ride free with paid adult fare. Trains run round trip every hour starting at 1pm from station at Westbrook Lane and Kingston Plaza, Kingston; 1-5pm, last train 4pm; www.catskillmtrailroad.com
4 World AIDS Day. Join us on Wall Street in Uptown Kingston. Free rapid oral HIV testing services by Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley. No appointment necessary 3-5pm. View panels from the national AIDS Memorial Quilt and hear from Hudson Valley residents affected by HIV/AIDS 5:30-6:15pm. Candlelight Walk in Support and Remembrance begins at Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center proceeds to the Old Dutch Church. (Candles provided) 615- 6:30pm. Sharing of the Names and Reception at the Old Dutch Church remembering those we have lost to AIDS, placement of candles, music and a community gathering in the Sanctuary. Reception generously hosted by Angel Food East 6:30-7pm. This event is open to the public, and all are welcome. World AIDS Day in Ulster County is hosted by Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center and the Old Dutch Church in partnership with Angel Food East, Hudson Valley Community Services, Mid-Hudson Care Center, Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley & TOUCH-NY. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, 300 Wall Street, Kingston; 3-ypm; For details call 331-5300 or email Katherine@LGBTQCenter.org
6 32nd Annual Woodstock Holiday Open House. Holiday window displays, music, raffles, carolers, treats, and more. Throughout the Village of Woodstock; 5-9pm; 679-6234; firstname.lastname@example.org www.woodstockchamber.com
6 Uptown Kingston Stockade District Holiday Open House. Stockings and little stuffers to first 1,000 visitors. Follow the balloons for complimentary goodies. Parade starts at County Courthouse, Wall St. Meet Santa Claus. Strolling carolers, roasted chestnuts and horse & buggy rides at the Senate House State Historic Site, refreshments, raffle – all sorts of fun happenings throughout uptown Kingston between Clinton, North Front, Main and Green streets in the historic Stockade District. 5-8pm; KUBAinfo@KingstonUptown.org www.KingstonUptown.org www.facebook.com/KingstonUptownBusinessAssociation
6 The Snowflake Festival: A Season Celebrating Community Giving. The Festival will feature special performance events, quality time with Santa and his Elves, horse and buggy rides, a Holiday Treasure Map for children with stocking stuffers along the way, Holiday treats, shopping in Uptown stores and more. Uptown Kingston, Wall Street, Kingston; 5-8pm; www.kingstonuptown.org
6 3rd Tricky Tray For Technology. Over 100 Baskets to be raffled (worth$25 - $99). Grand Prizes to include: 2.5 hour sail on Hudson for 6 - Black Swan Sailing, Golf for 4 at the Lazy Swan - $280 Value, Ipad Mini, Ipod Touch,Tonner Dolls - 'Scarecrow' and 'Toronado' Dorothy Dolls, and more. Plus a 50/50 and Door prizes. Hosted by the Math Club and SHS TV. Advance tIckets for baskets $8/sheet of 25 before Dec 5th, $10 at Door. Special grand prize table with prizes valued over $100. Tickets sold at door $20 for a sheet of 25. Hosted by the Math Club and SHS TV to raise money to outfit our school with the latest in technology for education. Saugerties High School Cafeteria, 310 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; Doors Open 6pm, Calling begins at 7:30pm; Contact Ginger Vail 247-6572 with any questions or for advanced tickets.
6, 7 Christkindlmarkt. A traditional German Christmas Market with unique ethnic and American giftware, crafts, decorations, wood working, home baked ggoodds, Elves’ Table, Café for food & refreshments. Free admission. Kingston Maennerchor & Damenchor Choir, 37 Greekill Ave., Kingston; Friday 3-7pm, Saturday 11am-6pm; 338-3763 or 757-5135.
7 The Warwarsing Wassail. Holiday family fun series of events held in Ellenville, Napanoch & Warwarsing. Celebrate with making cookies, cars & crafts, kids’s party, live music, tree lighting, and caroling. Local toy drive & hat, scarf & glove drive. 9am-7pm; For information contact the Ellenville-Warwarsing Chamber of Commerce at 647-4620 or email@example.com www.ewcoc.com
7 Olive Free Library Holiday Fair. Family activities, food, song, craft vendors. Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt. 28A, West Shokan; 10am-4pm; 657-2482; www.olivefreelibrary.org
December 7 Frozendale Daze. A community generated festival that takes place inside & around our Rosendalel shops – showcasing the best of our local arts, music & businesses. Bringing together the spirit of our area in a fun-filled, colorful & sweet day of shared expression & enjoyment. Some of the scheduled events are Cookie decorating and Live Music from 1-4pm at the Rosendale Café, RedWing BlackBird Puppet theatre will have little hand puppet shows from 2-3pm in front of 413 Main St., Muppets Christmas, Children’s movie at 11am and 3pm at the The Rosendale Theatre, music all over Main Street with the Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band and Social Club and so much more. Held along Main Street, Rosendale; 11am-6pm; For info contact Jesse Scherer 914-466-1517 or Jessejasper@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook at frozendaledaze
7 Sinterklaas Festival. A day-long, colorful celebration of dance, theatre and music all over the village. The spectacular Children’s Starlight Parade, featuring two-story tall, animated puppets carried by hundreds of volunteers, closes the day at twilight. A non-denominational event, Sinterklaas joins residents and visitors alike, people of all ages and backgrounds, in a memorable celebration of children, art and the light of the winter season. Check the website for a schedule of the many and varied events all day around town. Village of Rhinebeck; 10am-midnight; firstname.lastname@example.org www.sinterklaasrhinebeck.com
7 Woodstock Elementary Holiday Gift Fair. Holiday Gift Fair- buy from local artists and vendors craft and gift vendors who will be selling their wares, there will be raffles, a silent auction and we will have delicious treats available. Come do all your holiday shopping and support the Woodstock Elementary PTA. Route 375, Woodstock; 10am-3pm; For more info contact Amy at 251-1049 or email@example.com
7 High Falls Tree Lighting. Carols, hot soup, and a visit from Santa. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Fire Department’s toy drive. End the evening with hot chocolate and cookies at the High Falls Community Church, Rt. 213, High Falls; 5:30pm; firstname.lastname@example.org www.highfallscivic.org
December 7 Hudson Valley Hullabaloo. A holiday craft fair where arty meets party. Hullabaloo has all the components of a great party: yummy food, a well-stocked bar, great music, cool people, festive decorations, and a designated photographer to capture the memories. We hope to make this an annual event where people can bring their families and spend the entire day—lunching in the lounge, dancing with the Hullabaloo Bear, and hanging out with local makers—while finding the perfect holiday gift for everyone on their list, of course. BSP, 323 Wall St., Kingston; 11am-6pm; For more info and vendor applications call 750-8801 or visit www.hvhullabaloo.com
7 13th Annual Holly Berry Trail: Tour of Homes. The Trail features extended previews of private homes in Ulster County that are fully decorated in holiday splendor inside and out. The location of each home is a closely guarded secret until the day of the tour. $30. Sponsored by the Junior League of Kingston. The proceeds from this fundraiser allow the Junior League to further its mission of enhancing the well being of Ulster County families through its invaluable community service projects. Centered around Kingston; 1am-2pm; 1pm-4pm; 481-3534 or email@example.com www.juniorleaguekingston.org/programs/fundraisers/holly-berry-trail/
7 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair of Vintage & Handmade. Beautiful vintage & handmade items along with one of a kind gifts will be available at this event, including jewelry, handbags, ornaments, art, ceramics, paper goods, hair accessories, clothing, baked goods, and more. This year will showcase an all vintage vendor room presented by www.hudsonvalleyvintage.com Live music, complimentary hot cocoa, and models showcasing vintage couture. Free admission. Sponsored by Hudson Valley Vintage and Milne's At Home Antiques and Gallery. Cornell Street Studios,168 Cornell Street, Kingston; 11am-5pm; 331-0191; www.cornellstreetstudios.com
7 The Stone Ridge Library Holiday Bazaar. The highlight of the day is the opportunity to meet many talented local authors who will be on hand in the Reference room to visit and sign their books - perfect for holiday giving. There will also be a large selection of hand-knit items, made by the Library’s Saturday Knitters, plus hand crafted jewelry, woven tea towels, ceramics, hand holiday cookies available for purchase. A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit the library. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St. (Rt. 209), Stone Ridge; 10am-3pm; For more information, please contact Diane DeChillo at 687-8726, www.stoneridgelibrary.org
7 Holiday Benefit Sale. A holiday sale featuring works on paper by many area artists including Kate McGloughlin, Bernard Steffen, Mary Anne Erickson, Staats Fasoldt, Polly Law, Christie Scheele, Margarete de Soleil, Ron Netsky, Nancy Summers, Loel Barr, Meredith Rosier, Nancy Campbell and many more. Sculptor Tricia Cline will provide a small clay sculpture. In addition to the artworks, the sale will offer vintage posters from the WSA, hand-pulled prints from the WSA graphics studio, including holiday cards, fine art books, and picture frames. Everything will be priced to sell, with items $100 and below. Browsers will be treated to coffee and cookies as they shop. All proceeds will benefit the Robert H. Angeloch Building Fund. The Woodstock School of Art, Studio 2, 2470 Route 212, Woodstock; Noon-4pm; For more info contact Nancy at 679-2388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
7 Blood Drive, Crafts Fair and Chili Festival. Through the American Red Cross, we are hosting a blood drive to honor our Director, Ann Epner. The blood drive will take place in The Rainbow Room from 9am-2pm. In the main space we will have some of the area's best craftspeople and produce producers. This is a great opportunity to purchase those last minute holiday gifts. Jaime DeForest will be on hand with her renowned chiles, and if you'd like, you can purchase one of Jaime"s beautiful bowls to eat your choice of chile from. Of course all the fixin's will be available as well as yummy baked goods and refreshing drinks. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main Street, Pine Hill; 9am-4pm; Vendors, if you are interested in participating, call 254-5469 or email email@example.com
7 7th Annual Sudbury Winter Gift Sale. Come celebrate local artists and alternative education in one fabulous holiday event! This is our 7th annual sale and it is not to be missed. The school will be filled with fabulous handmade treasures from local artists. The smell of baked goods and soups will be wafting through the air and will be available for purchase. There is also a craft raffle. This year HVSS has partnered with People's Place of Kingston so that shoppers can purchase gifts for children in need. Bring your family and friends. Hudson Valley Sudbury School, 84 Zena Road, Kingston; 10am-6pm; For info contact Vanessa VanBurek or Cindy Hoose at 679-1002; www.sudburyschool.com
7 (Snow date December 8) 7th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair. Craft vendors, refreshments, $1 admission. Marbletown Elementary School, 12 Pine Bush Rd., Stone Ridge; 687-0284; www.rondout.k12.ny.us
7, 8 23rd Annual Crafts Fair. Master crafts people and fine artists display and sell their work. Handcrafted gift items, ceramics, jewelry, leather work, woodwork, children's clothing, wreaths, blown glass and more. $3 for adults. 16 years and under are free. Sponsored by Unison. New Paltz Middle School, 2 South Manheim Blvd., New Paltz; 10am-5pm; 255-1559; firstname.lastname@example.org www.unisonarts.org/programs/event-calendar
7, 8 Santa Run! Ride the Trolley with Santa. Come ride along the waterfront and don't forget a visit to the charming rail-themed gift shop. All fares only $2. The Trolley Museum, 89 East Strand, Rondout, Kingston; Noon-4pm. For more information call 331-3399 or visit: www.tmny.org
7, 8 Catskill Fiber Celebration. Juried sale of fiber art by local artisans. Ongoing demonstrations of various fiber techniques. Free Admission. Woodstock Firehouse, 443 Zena Rd., Woodstock; Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm; 246-2203.
7, 8 Colonial Christmas at the Bevier House Museum. Interactive setting about the intriguing times that the inhabitants of colonial America experienced. Holiday raffle. $10 general admission, $5 members. Bevier House Museum, 2682 Rt. 209, Marbletown; Noon-4pm; 338-5614l www.ulstercountyhs.org
7, 8, 14, 15 Wreath Fineries at the Wineries. Special holiday food & wine tastings, souvenir wine glass, handmade grapevine wreath, ornaments. Tickets for 1 or 2 days & designated drivers. Reservation recommended. On the Shawangunk Trail; 10am-6pm; Details, tickets call 256-8456; www.gunkswine.com
8 Celebrate St. Nicholas. Storytelling, refreshments, and crafts. For children 3-11 years old. Space is limited and reservations are required. Hurley Heritage Society, 52 Main St., Hurley; 2pm; 331-4852; www.hurleyheritagesociety.org
8 Annual Reindeer Ramble - 5K Holiday Road Race and Competitive Walk. Benefits the YMCA Strong Kids Scholarship Fund. Snow or Shine Event. Race Day Registration $10 Student/$15 Adult ($1.00 off for Onteora Runner Club). Santa-Pede – Dress up and run in a team tied together like Reindeer (Minimum 5 Runners/Maximum 7 Runners per team, All Santa-Pedes must register as individuals. Prizes to first place age group finish (male & female) & overall Santa-Pede at the Post Party in the YMCA Main Gym. YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County, 507 Broadway, Kingston; Registration 11:30am-12:45pm, Race 1pm; Please call 338-3810 or email email@example.com with any questions. www.ymcaulster.org
8 Saugerties Annual 'Holiday in the Village'. Holiday Market, Music, Toy Giveaways, Live Mannequins, Free Horse Carriage Rides, Kid's Crafts, Santa at the Kiersted House, and entertainment and surprises. 12noon-6pm; For info email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com http://village.saugerties.ny.us/content/Calendars www.discoversaugerties.com
8 Christmas in the Hamlet of Milton. Festivities to include a Special Living Holiday Tree in the center of the hamlet. We invite everyone to place an ornament on the tree that can be personalized for those in our thoughts and/or troops serving overseas. 3-5 pm Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library Tree Lighting, Storytelling, Music, Gift Basket Raffle Drawing, Activities; ornament making and refreshment at 3-5pm; United Methodist Live Nativity, 112 Church St. at 4:30pm; For more information, visit www.meetmeinmarlborough.com
8 Winter Fair & Outdoor Marketplace. Crafts, food, song, dance, artisan wares, Waldorf Gift Shop, indoor & outdoor activities. Hot apple cider, outdoor barbecue, live music, puppetry, children’s games and more. Free. Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, 16 South Chestnut St., New Paltz; 255-0033; www.mountainlaurel.org
8 Annual Holiday Food & Toy Drive. Visit with Santa, have photo taken. Hot cocoa, coffee, and fresh baked cookies, Donate new unwrapped toy, food & personal health & beauty items, & monetary donations to benefit Rondout Valley Food Pantry. High Falls Fire Company, High Falls Firehouse, just off Rt. 2113, High Falls; Noon-4pm.
8 Village of Ellenville Tree Lighting. Hot chocolate & treats, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Liberty Square, Village of Ellenville; 5pm; For info call 647-7080 ext 307.
8 Into the Light! A holiday spectacular featuring The Vanaver Caravan, The Caravan Kids in Ellenville , and Arm-of-the-Sea Theater. Tickets: $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under. Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St., Ellenville; 3pm; For info call Caravan Dance Group at 256-9300 or Ellenville Public Library & Museum at 647-5530 or www.vanavercaravan.org or www.eplm.org
13 Light up the Hamlet: Highland Tree Lighting. Hot chocolate, candy, toasted marshmallows, games, giveaways, caroling, tree lighting & a visit from Santa Claus. Vineyard & Main Streets, Highland; 5:30-8:30pm; For info Kate at 691-2144 x100; www.townoflloyd.com/Pages/LloydNY_Bcomm/Events/index
13 Byrdcliffe’s Annual Winter Solstice with Happy Traum & Friends. Many special guest performers. $65/$45/$25. Advance tickets recommended. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Bearsville; 679-2079; www.byrdcliffe.org
14 Holiday Open House. Traditional holiday desserts, hot cider, crafts for kids, and more. Ellenville Public Library & Museum, 40 Center St., Ellenville; 647-5530; www.eplm.org
14 6th Annual Yule Feast. As always, and as befits this season of celebration, we will have events during the day that are geared toward every member of the family. Are you skilled in an art or science? Come and display your latest creation or research at our A&S table. Enter one item for the populace-judged A&S competition, with prizes to be awarded during the feast. Youth submissions welcomed and encouraged. Looking for a bit of cerebral competition? We will have an area for Medieval Games, where you may sit down with an opponent to see who will emerge victorious. As always at our events, there will be several activities for Minors, including Arts and Games. A small stage is available for performances, and we hope our guests will share their talents before, during, and after feast. As is our tradition, there will be a sumptuous Feast of beast, boar, and fowl, as well as a more than sufficient dayboard to satisfy your appetite. Adonai Lodge 718, 48 Main St., Highland; 11am-9pm; For feast reservations, please call our Reservation Steward Matthew at 706-4722 prior to December 6. For details on admission and feast fees www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2521
14 A Winter Wonderland Parade. Festivites, singing, refreshments & tree lighting at the Gazebo & MHVF Credit Untion. Visit with Santa at the Gazebo after the parade. Old Rt. 9W to West Stout Street & along Broadway; Starts at 5:30pm.
14, 15 Wreath Fineries at the Wineries. Special holiday food & wine tastings, souvenir wine glass, handmade grapevine wreath, ornaments. Tickets for 1 or 2 days & designated drivers. Reservation recommended. On the Shawangunk Trail; 10am-6pm; Details, tickets call 256-8456; www.gunkswine.com
20, 21 The Old Dutch Church 64th Annual Living Nativity. The Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston; 6:30pm, and 8pm; For more information call 338-6759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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 email@example.com www.waterstreetmarket.com
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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. $2/person; 6 and under free. Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot, 101 New Paltz Road, Highland; 11am-2pm; 691-2066 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net/meetinginfo.php?id=9
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
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