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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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1 New Year’s Day Snowshoe Waterfall Outing. Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an approximately two and a half mile snowshoe hike along the scenic Awosting Falls carriage road. $5 snowshoe reservation. Minnewaska State Preserve Park, 5281 Route 44-55, Kerhonkson; 1-4:30pm; 255-0752; www.lakeminnewaska.org
1 6th Annual New Year's Day Musical Ritual Event. Join Amy McTear and over 25 musicians on a musical journey through a soundscape of drums, flute, didgeridoo, symphonic gong, crystal singing bowls and more. Meditations for healing grief, aligning with inner guidance, envisioning and empowering collective change. $25/$20 in advance. Epworth Center, 8 Epworth Lane, High Falls; 3pm; Call Amy at 388-0632 or email@example.com ; 687-0215; www.epworthcenter.com
11 Winter Wings. Birding for children ages 5 & up. Free. Reservations required. Mohonk Preserve, Rt. 44/55, Gardiner\; 10-11:30am; For info & reservations 255-0919; www.mohonkpreserve.org/events/winter-wings-birding-children
12 Scout Day at Belleayre Mountain. For Scouts & immediate family. Bring valid Scout ID. Discounted lift tickets $38, rentals $23, group lessons $15. Reserve for groups of 15+. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount; 9am-4pm; 254-5600; www.belleayre.com/company/calendar.htm
15-February 15 Early Registration YMCA Indoor Triathlon. $20 early registration ends, $50 late registration after February 15. Event date: March 2. This event is geared for all abilities and ages starting at 12 & up. You can do this. 15 min swim, 20 minute bike, 20 minute track run. YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston; 338-3810. www.ymcaulster.org
17-20 Frost Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Family Weekend. A winter wonderland of fun: skiing, skating, tubing, and hot cocoa by the fire. 2 or 3 night packages. Frost Valley YMCA. 2000 Frost Valley Rd. Claryville; 985-2291; www.frostvalley.org/group-and-family-retreats/family-weekends/
18 3rd Annual Brook's Chicken BBQ Fundraiser. Have the winter blues? Come up and join us for 1/2 chicken or rib dinners. Eat in and visit with your neighbors or take to go, the choice is up to you. $12. Woodstock Fire Co.1, 242 Tinker St., Woodstock; 3-6pm; call 679-2927 to purchase your tickets in advance to ensure dinner availability.
19 Shandaken Primitive Biathlon. The event will consist of a 1.25 mile course and 4 shooting stations with 2 shots per station. The course will be a timed event where the number of scored targets will subtract time from a competitor's overall time. An extra minute will be subtracted if a competitor wears 1800s era attire. Competitors will be divided into 4 age groups: 1) 12-16 years old, 2) 17-40 years old, 3) 41-59 years old, 4) 60 years old & over. There will be prizes awarded for the first place in each age group, and a special prize will be awarded to the youth group winner. There will also be an un-timed woodswalk division for those wanting to just snowshoe and shoot the course. Tomahawk and Sharpshooter competitions will be included as separate events. The Upper Esopus Fish & Game Club, Little Peck Hollow Road, Oliverea; 9am-Noon; For more info and to register: www.shandakenprimitivebiathlon.net
23 (Snow date February 6) 1st Annual Kingston Health Summit. Activities Include: State of Kingston’s Health address from Mayor Shayne Gallo, Words from the leadership of the Kingston City School District, a performance by POOK and Energy, a Healthy Taste of Kingston Reception where local restaurants will offer healthy appetizers, free physical activities, healthy eating demos,kids activities, and a health fair where local health-focused organizations will be exhibitors. Childcare will be provided. Kingston High School, 403 Broadway, Kingston; 5:30-8:30pm; For schedule and more details visit www.livewellkingston.org/1st-annual-kingston-health-summit.html
24 Annual Winter Benefit Concert for The Food Bank of The Hudson Valley. A tradition since 2009. Hosted by Professor Louie & The Crowmatix - Miss Marie, Gary Burke, Frank Campbell,Josh Colow and special guests. Come out and have a good time and help others in the Hudson Valley neighborhood. Admission $15. Please bring non-perishable food items. All food will go to The Caring Hands Soup Kitchen and Portion of proceeds will go to The Food Bank Of The Hudson Valley. BSP Lounge, 323 Wall Street, Kingston; 9pm; For info call 481-5158; www.bspkingston.com
25 Annual Local Ingredient Chili Challenge. Enter your best chili using at least five local ingredients for a chance to win in several categories including Best Home Chef, Best Vegetarian, People's Choice, Most Creative, and Best Professional. Friendly rivalries and snarky banter in the courtyard make this one of our best, most energetic events of the year. Tickets to taste will be sold at the event and all proceeds go to St. Joseph’s Food Pantry which feeds hundreds of local families. Water Street Market, 10 Main St., New Paltz; noon-3pm; 255-1403 or to enter or volunteer email firstname.lastname@example.org www.waterstreetmarket.com
25 “Wining for a New Library”. Grab a friend, come out and have a great time and support your local Highland library. Please join us for a fundraising event to benefit the Highland Library Capital Campaign for a new Library building. $20 per ticket gets you a tasting of 5 of Robibero’s Vineyard’s fantastic wines, as well as light refreshments. There will also be raffle tickets to win some fabulous donated prizes. Additional wine will be available to purchase. Robibero Family Vineyards, 714 Albany Post Rd., New Paltz; 5-8pm; To purchase tickets, please contact Melissa Burdash at 242-6912 or email@example.com. You can also call or stop by the Highland Library.
January 25 (Snow date January 26) Pot Roast Dinner. Come join us for a delicious pot roast supper. Menu includes pot roast, real mashed potatoes and gravy, red cabbage, sourdough bread and homemade apple desserts. Reservations are highly suggested. Adults $12, Children $5, Kids under 5 free. It’s a great deal: awesome food, no clean-up and no tip. Snow date: Proceeds from the sale will help the Woodstock Reformed Church continue to fund its ministries, including partnership with the following Greater Woodstock Community: Daily Meals on Wheels, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Overeaters Anonymous, The Woodstock Good Neighbor Food Pantry and other organizations. The Woodstock Reformed Church, 16 Tinker Street, Woodstock; Dinner seating starts at 5:30pm and Takeout will be available at 6pm; Call 246-6777 or 679-6610 for reservations.
28 Leisurely Hike or Snowshoe. Take a walk with Ginny Fauci on the newly opened section of the Rosendale Rail Trail over the trestle bridge. Call or email for time and meeting place. 399-2170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
29 Happy Hour On The Rondout. To benefit The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History. Open Bar, Appetizers, and Raffle. Bring your friends and make it a party. Mariner's Harbor, 1 Broadway, Rondout, Kingston; 6-8pm; Advance tickets: $30/person, $50/couple; Walk-ins welcome $30/per person at the door. Call 338-8131, or online at www.rehercenter.org
29 Shiva Arms. The award-winning one-person play by Doug Motel takes audience members on a journey into the lives of 11 dysfunctional, yet compelling tenants living in a run-down apartment building in Hollywood CA. Proceeds from Shiva Arms benefit the Nusbaum Family of Rosendale. Tickets are $20. The Rosendale Theatre, 330 Main Street, Rosendale; 7pm; For more information contact Real Time Productions 418-6472; Advanced tickets may be purchased at www.RosendaleTheatre.org
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1 Subzero Heroes III – Polar Bear Plunge. An icy jump into a frozen lake to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. 10:30am – check in and set up tents. Coffee/snacks served under tents with patio heaters to keep non-jumpers toasty while watching. 12:15pm – jump starts. After, all heroes, sidekicks, and onlookers are welcome to the AFTERGLOW PARTY which will be held at the covered picnic area beside the lake. This will also be heated and food will be served and music provided by our friends at WBPM radio. Berean Park, Reservoir Rd., Highland; 10:00am-1:30pm; To register and for more info www.alzhudsonvalley.weebly.com/
1 2nd KMOCA Annual Fundraiser. Friends of Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art (KMOCA), this is your yearly chance to help support your favorite art space, party with your friends, and go home with an original piece of artwork. As you know, part of KMOCA's ongoing mission is to show art that needs to be seen, whether or not every show turns a profit. Our yearly fundraiser is the event that helps us meet basic operating expenses, so we can keep the space going and the artwork flowing. Here's how it works: come to the event, contribute $25 or $50, and walk away with an original piece of artwork. It's that simple. Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, 103 Abeel Street, Kingston; 2-7pm; email@example.com www.kmoca.com/home.php
1 Register for Ashokan Mid-Winter Break Kids Day Camp February 17-21. Ages 7-16. Deadline for registration and full payment is February 7th; 657-8333;
1 - 23 Pine Hill Arts & Crafts. Featuring local artists & artisans’ works for sale. Also pre-owned treasures, refreshments, games, arts & crafts, and social time. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St., Pine Hill; Saturdays 11am-7pm; Sundays 12:30-3:30pm; 254-5469; www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org
2 11th Annual Life Drawing Exhibit. Opening reception . If you would like an excuse to feel old, consider this: Unison’s popular Life Drawing Exhibit is now in its 11th Year. The show will be on display until February 23rd. Where has the time gone? Unison 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz; 4-6pm; 255-1559; www.unisonarts.org/news/2014/01/know/
February 7, 8, 9 2014 Winter Hoot. Registration is open and tickets are going fast. Dust off those dancing shoes because and Mike and Ruthy have rounded up an amazing lineup of musicians that will keep you in musical bliss all weekend long. In addition to three days of fantastic music, you'll find delicious local food and beer, a community farmer's market, guided hikes and blacksmith classes (provided by Ashokan Center Environmental Educators), an Environmental Fair, crafts, and much more. Here is just a sample of the musicians you'll see and hear: Deep Chatham, Sweetback Sisters, Connor Kennedy, Elizabeth Mitchell and Friends and much more. The HOOT is quickly becoming one of the most popular festivals around and one you won't want to miss. It is also a fundraiser for the Ashokan Center's Environmental Education programs for regional schools. Your support helps kids attend our life-changing programs in nature, history, music, and art. It is a win-win situation. Kids 12 and under and volunteers get in free. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 657-8333; firstname.lastname@example.org More information and registration at www.homeofthehoot.com
7, 8, 9, 10 16th Annual Catskill Ice Festival. Multiple clinics on all skills and techniques for ice climbing, basic skills, slide shows, demo gear, and more in the New Paltz area. Reservations required. 658-3094; www.alpineendeavors.com/reference/catskill-ice-festival-2014
8 Hudson Valley Rail Trail Winterfest 2014. A fun family event featuring the Chili Tasting Contest that brings out the unique food tastes of our culinary region of New York State. The contest features area food establishments competing for the coveted “Best of Fest” award for the best tasting chili. The event also features a children’s tent, wagon rides, wood carving demonstration, toasted marshmallows and roasted chestnuts. Hot drinks and food for sale at the Rail Trail Grille. Rain/snow or shine. $3/person; 6 and under free. Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot, 101 New Paltz Road, Highland; 11am-2pm; 691-2066 email@example.com or www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net
8 UC SPCA Spayghetti Dinner. $30.00 Dinner/Desert/Small Silent Auction/Games/Cash Bar. Garden Plaza Hotel, 503 Washington Ave, Kingston; 6-9pm; For more info contact Robin Akus at 331-5377 ext 215 firstname.lastname@example.org ; For online sign up www.facebook.com/events/567067096707918
9 3rd Annual Chocolate Lovers' Brunch. Enjoy a decadent chocolate inspired brunch hosted by the exquisite Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern, an exciting live auction and an opportunity to support the youth in our community. The live auction this year will be hosted by James Cox of James Cox Gallery. Listen to the music of John Medeski while sipping Mimosas and Bloody Marys. This year you have the chance to preview and bid on our live auction items before the event. For those of you who will not be able to attend you can now place your bids at www.myminiauction.com/familyofwoodstock - just give your highest bid to the items of your desire and at the close of the event if you have not been out bid the items are yours. And, of course, there will be a decadent chocolate-inspired brunch by Executive Chef Giuseppe Napoli. Diamond Mills Hotel and Tavern, 25 South Partition St., Saugerties; Noon-3pm Tickets - $60/person - are available at www.nycharities.org/Events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=6879 or by calling Nicole at 331-7080 ext.155.
9 Celebrate Pete Seeger: Community Sing-along & Potluck. Celebrate his legacy. Bring songbooks (we'll have some copies of "Rise Up Singing" to loan and for sale), instruments, food to share. Bring elders. Bring kids. The Rec Center only holds 200, so please RSVP -"join" the event - on Facebook at "Celebrate Pete Seeger's legacy”. (If more than 160 sign up, we'll need more folding chairs.) Also, try to bring your own silverware & place setting. And, if you bring a dish, please list the ingredients, to accommodate folks with special diets. Free, but we'll pass the hat to cover expenses; any extra raised will go to Clearwater.Rosendale Rec Center, Route 32, Rosendale; 3:30-6:30pm; Contact Miriam, 399-2473 (texting OK), or through the Facebook page.
9 Clearwater Winter Open Boats. Come visit the sloop and celebrate the winter months with friends! Bring a potluck dish to share, enjoy local music, meet the captains and learn about the sloop restoration. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; 2-6pm; 265-8080;
12 91st Sojourners Benefit Concert. Local singer/songwriter Rebecca Martin will return to her adopted hometown of Kingston to perform with Larry Grenadier in a fundraiser concert benefiting the co-ed scouting group, 91st Sojourners. Tickets are $25 each or two for $40. Outdated Café, 314 Wall Street, Kingston; 6:45-8:15pm; 331-0030; For more information contact email@example.com
14 Valentine Party. Rochester Community Center, 50 Scenic Rd., Accord; 3pm; 626-2115; www.townofrochester.net
14 The O+ Festival Kick-Off for 2014 Submissions. Join the O+ folks and musicians Simi Stone, And the Kids, and Old Double E, for a night of music, games, fun, and a silent auction to herald the call for artists and musicians to be part of the 2014 O+ Festival. The O+ Festival is a three-day, community-run celebration of music, arts and wellness. O+ supports and unites local businesses, residents, artists, musicians, doctors and other care providers, to strengthen the fabric of a community to make it stronger, more sustainable, and more vibrant. The Anchor, 744 Broadway, Kingston, 8pm; For more info please visit www.opositivefestival.org
14-17 Frost Valley Family Weekend. A winter wonderland of fun: skiing, skating, tubing, and hot cocoa by the fire. 2 or 3 night packages. Frost Valley YMCA,. 2000 Frost Valley Rd., Claryville; 985-2291; firstname.lastname@example.org www.frostvalley.org
15 Early Registration Ends for YMCA Indoor Triathlon. $20 early registration ends, $50 late registration begins. Event date: March 2. You can do this! 15 min swim, 20 min bike, 20 min track run. YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston; 338-3810; www.ymcaulster.org/indoor-triathlon-annual-event-feb-2014/
15 'A Venetian Valentine's Masquerade'. What could be more romantic than a masked ball in an historic mansion with opera, excellent wine, great food and dancing. Black tie- Masks required. An extraordinary gala/ Masked Ball in support of the Phoenicia International Festival of The Voice. Spillian Mansion, 50 Todd Mountain Road, Fleischmanns; 7pm; For more information call 800-811-3351 or visit www.Spillian.com
16 West Point Concert. Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students free. Sponsored by Saugerties Pro Musica. Saugerties United Methodist Church, Washington Ave. & Post St., Saugerties; 3pm; 679-5733, 246-5021; www.saugertiespromusica.org
22 17th Annual Women's Studio Workshop Chili Bowl Fiesta. Free chili from area restaurants with purchase of handmade bowls and tumblers. $5, free after 4pm. Rosendale Recreation Center, Rt. 32., Rosendale; 2-7pm; 658-9133; www.wsworkshop.org
22 Family Fundraiser Tavern Scene. A benefit for the Hero Fund. Join us for a night of mystery, fun, and surprise at the Tavern Off the Spirit Road. Take part in the adventurous events unfolding around you, or sit back and talk to the mysterious man in the corner while drinking hot cider. Your involvement is up to you. This is an in character, role-playing family event featuring a Tavern Scene Adventure Game written by the wonderful Michael Grant. More information about the fantasy world we will be playing in to come (stay tuned to the website); based on that information you can make up your own character (or get some help from our experts at the door). Admission: $10 per person, or $25 for family of 3 or more. Hudson Valley Sudbury School, 84 Zena Rd., Kingston; 6-10pm; For info call 481-0776.
28 Premiere of the Documentary Shelter: A Concert Film to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence in honor of One Billion Rising 2014. Rescheduled from February 14. Join Natalie Merchant in viewing the film followed by a panel discussion on the positive changes that have occurred as a result of One Billion Rising Ulster County which was held last year. Admission is free but space is limited. The Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston; 9:30am; For more information please contact Beth at Hale Advisors at: 383-1361 or visit the event page on Facebook at: One Billion Rising 2014.
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1 Maple Fest. Join us for an all-day pancake breakfast, tap a tree and watch syrup being made, try blacksmithing, tinsmithing, or broommaking, or walk inviting woodland trails across Ashokan’s historic 1885 Covered Bridge to the falls of Cathedral Gorge. Day Activities Entry - $10 for adults, $5 for teens, 12 and under free, Pancake Breakfast (and more): $5 per person,Crafts (blacksmithing and broommaking): $5 per craft. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 11am-4pm; 657-8333; www.ashokancenter.org
1 Ashokan Center’s Maple Gras – A Cajun Style Dinner and Dance Party. The temperature heats up in the evening for Maple Gras, with Cajun themed jam session, food, music, and dancing. You won’t want to miss Chef Jill’s take on Cajun food, and the Cajun dance lessons will have you moving all night to the grooves of Krewe de la Rue. Dinner and Dance: $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Teens are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Kids under 5 are free.Dance only: $15 for adults, $10 for teens (tickets only available at the door), kids under 5 are free. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; Jam session starts at 4:30pm, Dinner at 6pm, Dance at 7:30pm; 657-8333; www.ashokancenter.org
1 Maple Sugaring Demonstration Program. Come and visit our demonstration sap house to learn the maple sugaring process from start to finish. Free and open to all. Weather permitting and completely outdoors. Forsyth Nature Center, Kingston; For more info and to register call 481-7336; www.kingstonparksandrec.org
1 22nd Annual DanceFest. Featuring 10 dance schools from the Hudson Valley. Hosted by Vanaver Caravan. $15 Adults, $10 Children under 12. McKenna Theatre, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Rd., New Paltz; 3:30pm and 7:30pm; For tickets and info call 256-9300.
1 Winter Wine Tasting. Music by the Mustangs, wine tasting, cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres. Fundraiser to benefit Gardiner Day 2014. Robibero Winery, Albany Post Road, New Paltz/Gardiner; 7pm; For info call 706-0625.
1 Rockin’ Pins For Pets. 5 Bands FOR $5 Fundraiser for UC SPCA. Prizes, Raffle, Dancing, and Bowling. Mid City Lanes Bowling Alley, 20 Cedar St, Kingston; 7-11:45pm; For more info contact Janis Jackman at 392-3265.
2 YMCA Indoor Triathlon. You can do this. 15 min swim, 20 min bike, 20 min track run. This event is geared for all abilities and ages starting at 12 & up. YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston; 338-3810;
8 Byrdcliffe Annual Members Show Reception: RUCKUS. Annual eclectic exhibition, showcasing the inspring work of our artist members, in all media and methods. Byrdcliff Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock; 4-6pm; 679.2079; www.woodstockguild.org
9 (Snow date March 16) Kid’s Day in the Sugarbush. Short hike & sweet treat as you join in the fun of maple sugaring. Be ready to tromp through the snow or mud, help out in the sugarbush, and learn how to make syrup just like generations of families have done. Learn about maple sugaring during an easy 1 mile hike. Children ages 4 & up. Reservations required. $5 per person at time of registration. Mohonk Preserve, 3197 Rt. 44/55, Gardiner; 1-3pm; please call 255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. www.mohonkpreserve.org/events
10-23 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Great dining and great deals at participating Ulster County restaurants. Lunch $20.95, dinner $29.95. No tickets or passes are required, reservations are strongly encouraged. See website for restaurants. 561-2022; www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com
12 Deadline for reservations for the 15th Annual Fur Ball Fundraiser for the Ulster County SPCA on March 22nd. Tickets $85/person. Diamond Mills, 25 South Partition St., Saugerties; 5:30pm; For info or reservations please call 331-5377 ext 215; www.ucspca.org
14 Catskill Mountain Acoustic Slow Jam. Play music, have fun with other acoustic musicians playing Bluegrass, Old Time, Irish, and Catskills fiddle tunes in a low-key atmosphere. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St., Pine Hill; 6-9pm; 254-5469; www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org
15 Deacons’ Meatloaf Dinner. The dinner consists of meatloaf, baked potatoes, green beans, beverages, and homemade desserts. Takeouts will be available. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for ages 6 to 12. Under six are free. Half of the proceeds will go to support the deacons’ fund which provides emergency cash for those in need. The Community Church of High Falls, corner of Mohonk and Firehouse Rds., High Falls; 4-7pm; For more info contact Lorna Schimmrich at 687-7091 or e-mail to email@example.com
15 Food Heals Healing and Psychic Fair. Skilled healers and psychics are participating in a benefit being organized to help the Good Neighbor Food Pantry of Woodstock. Admission $20. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Road, Woodstock; 4-8pm; For info call 417-5535.
15 Family Fun at Unison: The Amazing Meldini. Melody “The Amazing Meldini” Newcombe shows us that women (and little girls) don’t have to get sawed in half to be in a magic show. Comedy, magic and ventriloquism all add up to Family Fun. Price: $12 Advance, $8 Member Advance, $5 Child Advance (12 and under). $14 Door, $10 Member Door, $7 Child Door (12 and under). Unison Arts, 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz; 255-1559; 255-1559 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.unisonarts.org
15 Clearwater Winter Open Boats. Come visit the sloop and celebrate the winter months with friends! Bring a potluck dish to share, enjoy local music, meet the captains and learn about the sloop restoration. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; 4-8pm; 265-8080;
16 26th Annual Shamrock Run. A 2 mile run to benefit The Peoples Place. Parade and Post-race party at the Rondout Neighborhood Center following run. From Academy Green to the foot of Broadway. Check in across from Academy Green at Gov. Clinton Apartments, 1 Albany Ave., Kingston; Registration 10:30am-12:30pm; Run starts 12:50pm sharp; For registration/info contact 340-0001 or www.shamrockrunners.org
16 Kingston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Parade kicks off from the Kingston Plaza and proceeds down Broadway to the Rondout Creek waterfront district in Kingston. Numerous bands, floats and community organizations celebrate the "wearing of the green" at this annual fun-filled Irish celebration. Sponsored by Ancient Order of Hibernians Fr. Con. 338-6622; 1-4pm; email@example.com www.ulsteraoh.com
16 Music of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement. Pat Lamanna and Lydia Adams Davis. Sponsored by Heritage Folk Music. Kiersted House, 119 Main St., Saugerties; 3-5pm; 452-20113.
22 15th Annual Fur Ball. Please join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner and auctions (silent and live) to celebrate our Fur-Ever Friends. Fundraiser for the Ulster County SPCA. Please make reservations by March 12th. Tickets $85/person. Diamond Mills, 25 South Partition St., Saugerties; 5:30pm; For info or reservations please call 331-5377 ext 215; www.ucspca.org
22, 23, 29, 30 Maple Weekend. See first-hand how real maple syrup is made & get a tour of our creek-side maple farm. Platte Creek Maple Farm, 808 Glasco Turnpike, Saugerties; 9am-3pm; 853-4240; www.mapleweekend.com
23 3rd Annual Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Festival. Aroma Thyme's chef/owner Marcus Guilano has teamed up with Tommy Keegan to throw a big beer and cheese party in the Keegan brewery. Last year Tommy had a bunch of local brewers join the party. And they will all be back this year. Chef Marcus is making several dishes that feature local Hudson Valley farmstead cheeses. And what goes great with cheese? How about local beer. If you like Great Cheese & Great Beer then this is your event. Tickets are only $40 pre-sale, $45 at the door, which includes the beer and food. Keegan Ales, 20 St. James Street, Kingston; 1-4pm; RSVP at 647-3000 or 331-2739.
23 St. Patrick's Day Concert. All-time Ireland Fiddle Champion Dylan Foley & friends perform traditional Irish music and more. 2 pm. Ellenville Public Library & Museum, 40 Center Street, Ellenville; 2pm; 647-5530.
23 Kingston Model Train & Railroad Hobby Show. Largest model train & hobby show in Ulster County. Train layouts, dealer tables, operating toy trains, food, raffles, Thomas the Tank trains, more. Handicap accessible. $6/Adults, $1/Kids under 12. Murphy Midtown Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston; 10am-4pm; 481-4198; www.kingstontrainshow.com
29 Sustainable Living Fest 2014. A day of healthy, insightful workshops, demos, food, products and family fun. High Meadow School, 3643 Main Street Route 209 Stone Ridge; 1-7pm; 687-4855; www.highmeadowschool.org
29, 30 Maple Weekend. See first-hand how real maple syrup is made & get a tour of our creek-side maple farm. Platte Creek Maple Farm, 808 Glasco Turnpike, Saugerties; 9am-3pm; 853-4240; www.mapleweekend.com
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6 23rd Annual John A. Coleman High School Wine & Cheese Party and Raffle. 19 Chances to win from $100 to $10,000. Tickets $50/two people. John A Coleman Catholic High School, 430 Hurey Avenue, Hurley; 3pm; 338-2750; www.colemancatholic.org
12 Easter Egg Hunt. Ages 1-12 years, please sign up at Gardiner Town Hall. Majestic Park, Gardiner; Noon; For info call 255-9675 x100.
19 Easter/Spring Plant Sale. Proceeds to benefit Gardiner Day Events. Gardiner Firehouse, Route 44-55, Gardiner; 9am-2pm; For info call 706-0625.
25 Women Helping Women Dance. To benefit the Women’s Shelter in Kingston. VFW Hall, Route 208, New Paltz; 6:30-10:30pm; For info call 706-0625.
26 SUNY Ulster Spring Open House. This is our largest one-stop-shop opportunity to learn everything you want to know about SUNY Ulster. Visit our Information Fair, attend academic program and college preparation workshops, and tour the Stone Ridge campus. SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottrekill Road, Stone Ridge; 10am; 687-5262; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.sunyulster.edu
27 Kiwanis Kingston Classic. Friends & Family Mile, 5k, 10k, Half & Full Marathon. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis youth funds including scholarships. Awards and food. Presented by HITS Endurance. Dietz Stadium, Kingston; For more info contact email@example.com For early registration go to www.kiwaniskingstonclassic.com
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2, 3, 4 Crafts At Lyndhurst: A Spring Festival of Fine Craft, Food & Fun. With Mother's Day, wedding season and graduation just around the corner, Crafts At Lyndhurst, a festival of fine craft, food and fun, offers shoppers the chance to find unique gifts for the bride-to-be, the graduating senior or to show mom just how special she is. More than 275 craftspeople will be displaying and selling their contemporary works. Visitors will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet visionary artists and purchase their latest one-of-a-kind items. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry; fashion and accessories; furniture, and home décor pieces; as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media. Crafts At Lyndhurst offers more than just crafts. Visitors can also enjoy interactive experiences throughout the weekend: dance to live music all weekend long by Tribes Hill; watch and participate in craft demonstrations; learn how to play an instrument in a special interactive musical experience; eat in the expanded food court (now including delicious vegan and vegetarian options); wander around our sculpture garden, taste and bring home yummy specialty foods and entertain the kids with a variety of children’s activities including face painting, storytelling, balloon animals, stilt walkers and more. General admission is $10, Seniors $9, Children 6-16 $4; Children under 6 free. No dogs allowed. Lyndhurst, Rte 9, Tarrytown; Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm; For info & travel directions: 331-7900 or visit www.artrider.com
3 14th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo. Featuring: Over 100 booths and exhibits; Over 20 free health screenings; Seminars and workshops; Healthy Food Court with cooking demos and samples from area chefs; Ongoing exercise and fitness demonstrations; "The Doctor is In" booth featuring private consultations with specialists; Book signings by noted authors; Spa treatments; Complementary disciplines (aromatherapy, stress reduction techniques, etc.), and more. $7 admission online or $8 at door. Miller Middle School, 65 Fording Place Road, Lake Katrine; 8:30am-4pm; Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org www.womenshealthexpo.com
3 Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix. A women’s only bicycle event held on courses that include some of the most challenging as well as scenic roads in the Northeast. Three separate races: Pro/1/2, Category 3, Cat 2 and 3 Masters, and Category 4. This event is also to raise funds and awareness for HOPE’s Fund. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock; 8am; 679-7420; www.facebook.com/WWCGP2013
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15 5th Annual New Paltz Challenge: A Father's Day Half-Marathon and Family 5K. For registration visit www.newpaltzchallenge.com
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26 83rd Annual Woodstock Library Fair. The party of the summer where all of Woodstock celebrates since 1931. Sponsored by The Friends of The Woodstock Library. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock; 10am-5pm; 679-2213; www.Woodstock.org
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4 The 18th Annual “Fall for Art”. A fundraising art show, sale and cocktail reception, showcasing the work of Hudson Valley artists and benefiting the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and community programs it supports. The Jewish Federation of Ulster County is proud to announce that a portion of this year’s proceeds will go to the “Emerging Artists of the Hudson Valley” high school art competition. The competition will be open to Hudson Valley high school juniors. A panel of judges from the local arts community will select the 3 “best” submissions. The winning students will each receive a cash award and their works will be on display at the event. $40/person in advance, $45 per person at the door. Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston; 6-9pm; For more information call 338-8131 or email@example.com www.fallforart.org
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