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Weekend Tours at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. April 2, 2016 – October 30, 2016. Weekends only. Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is a 150-acre nonprofit providing life-long sanctuary to rescued farm animals and to educate the public about compassionate vegan living. We have a new visitors center and café. Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, High Falls; 11am-4pm; www.woodstocksanctuary.org
The D & H Canal Historical Society's Sunday Flea Market. Mid April – November (weather permitting). This always-changing, eclectic flea market offers antiques and collectibles, local crafts, food and junque for the discriminating collector and the inveterate browsers. 9am-4pm; Grady Park, Rte. 213, High Falls; 9am-4pm; 845-810-0471 or email email@example.com or Jonicollyn@aol.com
Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival. May 19, 2016 – October 20, 2016. Monthly on the third Thursdays. In what could only be the greatest congregation of meals on wheels in all of history, the Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival joins food trucks from around the region to deliver their delicious dishes. Noodles, German-style pizza, hot dogs, and BBQ make up just some of the available fare. Guests enjoy music, entertainment, and a beer and wine garden, too. Cantine Field, Kiwanis Ice Arena, Saugerties; 4pm-9:30pm;
Concerts on the Green. May, 2016 – September, 2016. Concerts are scheduled from 1-5pm on 5/28, 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20 and 9/3 and feature some of the Hudson Valley’s best talent. Share the music of local musicians and enjoy a free family oriented event on Saturdays. “The Green”, corner of Rt. 212 and Rock City Rd., Woodstock; 1-5pm; Check the website for any changes to the schedule www.woodstockchamber.com/concerts-on-the-green
Gallopin’ Around Saugerties. June – September, 2016. This year's public art event are horses designed and created by local artists and sponsored by local businesses are throughout the village business district; www.discoversaugerties.com
Milton’s 2016 "Concerts in The Park." Wednesday Evenings in June 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016 . Cluett-Schantz Memorial Park, 1801-1805 Route 9W, Milton; 7pm. For more information, call the Town of Milton 302-684-4110, or the Chamber of Commerce 302-684-1101;
Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars. June 3, 2016 - August 26, 2016. A weekly Friday/Saturday night movie series. Music, entertainment, food and, of course, movies. All movies start at dusk. For information call 481-7333. Check website for weekly dates and locations: http://kingston-ny.gov/movies
Free Movie Nights Under the Walkway. June 24, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, 2016. A series of free, family-friendly movie nights. Along with the featured films, there will be a pre-show of live entertainment and local vendors will be on hand for the purchase of food and beverages. These community events are free and the public is invited to attend. The Millman Harris Romano Foundation, Walkway Over the Hudson, Upper Landing Park and New York Parks Department are the presenting non-profit partners for the film series. Walkway Over the Hudson, Upper Landing Park, 83 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie. Musical entertainment will begin at 7pm., followed by the feature film at dusk. Further details and information about parking and scheduling can be found at www.mhrfoundation.org and www.walkway.org
Maverick Concerts. June 25, 2016 - September 11, 2016. America’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival. Maverick Concert Hall, Maverick Road, Woodstock; 845-679-8217; www.maverickconcerts.org
2016 Belleayre Music Festival. July 2 & 9, August 13, 20, & 27, September 3, 2016. The Belleayre Music Festival returns in 2016 to host the 24th season of concerts at Belleayre. This year, the not-for-profit Belleayre Conservatory, will present 6 concerts inside the Discovery Lodge at the base of Belleayre Mountain. This season will feature Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, a 2016 Grammy winner, top names in jazz, up-and-coming Nashville stars, and the brightest young, local talent. Dinner, drinks, and stellar mountain atmosphere make for a great night of music in the Catskills. Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount; 845-254-5600 or 800-942-6904; To purchase tickets or to view more information visit www.belleayremusic.org
Bird-On-A-Cliff's Woodstock Shakespeare Festival at Comeau Park. July 15, 2016- August 7, 2016 The Comedy of Errors. August 12, 2016- September 4, 2016 Severely Fractured Fairy Tales. Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays. FREE, professional artistic entertainment for the entire family on the outdoor Elizabethan Stage. Bring a chair, bring a blanket, bring a picnic. Comeau Property, 95 Comeau Drive, Woodstock; 845-247-4007; www.birdonacliff.org/index.html
Smorgasburg. Saturdays August 6 – October 29, 2016. Situated on ten acres on the Hudson River waterfront, the weekly market features some of the Hudson Valley and upstate region’s most exciting chefs, food purveyors, and craft brewers alongside a curated selection of handmade design, vintage clothing and antiques. There are also a few of our favorite Brooklyn vendors as well activities for children and family-friendly musical fare. Dogs are allowed on leashes. Hutton Brickyards, 200 North Street, Kingston. 11am-6pm; www.upstate.smorgasburg.com/info
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
The Repair Café of the Hudson Valley. Please check www.facebook.com/RepairCafeNewPaltz for the next scheduled Repair Café. We can mend everything but broken hearts. Bring your broken but beloved things - small appliances, chairs, lamps, jewelry, books, china, clothes, toys, bikes and more. Watch how we mend them for free. Learn how to mend them yourself. Held in various locations in New Paltz, Kingston, Stone Ridge, Poughkeepsie, and other towns.
First Fridays - Village of Saugerties. Great music in unusual places, lively cocktail tastings and sips of local microbrews. Art lovers linger on the sidewalk while shoppers find designer clothing & great things for the home. It's a one-of-a-kind First Friday where elegance and apple pie mix it up, where scrappy meets sophisticated. 5-10pm; www.facebook.com/SaugertiesFirstFriday
First Saturdays - Kingston Art Receptions. Held throughout Kingston in various galleries. Arts Society of Kingston (A.S.K.); 5pm-8pm; 338-0331; www.askforarts.org
First Saturday - 1658 Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour. May – October. 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; 1pm; 339-0720; www.fohk.org
Second Saturdays - Woodstock Poetry Society and Festival. A Woodstock Second Saturday event featuring guest poets. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street Road, Woodstock; 2pm; For info contact Phillip Levine at 246-8565; firstname.lastname@example.org www.woodstockpoetry.com
3rd Fridays - Kingston Night Market. June - September. 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. Presented by KWBA and Ulster County Tourism. Lower Broadway between McEntee Street & the Strand, Kingston; 5-9pm; For more info visit www.nightmarketkingston.com/#!about/cjg9
3rd Saturdays - Phoenicia Art Openings. Bring a beverage or snack, it's a pot-luck affair. Arts Upstairs Gallery, Main Street, Phoenicia; 6-9pm; 688-2142; email@example.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.
3rd Tuesdays - Community Holistic Healthcare Days. The Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community (RVHHC, Inc.) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to holistic healthcare for all. Holistic practitioners and community members volunteer their services. Visit our website for the kinds of services available, depending on which practitioners are available on a particular day. Though no money or insurance is required, RVHHC invites patients to give a donation or an hour of volunteer community service if they can. Community service may be given by family and friends on behalf of the patient. We recognize that some patients will be unable to make donations or give volunteer hours. No one will be turned away. Marbletown Community Center, Main Street, Stone Ridge; 4-8pm; www.rvhhc.org
Last Saturdays - Rondout National Historic Walking Tour in Kingston. May - October. A narrated tour of a thriving Hudson River port during the heyday of the Delaware & Hudson Canal. Departs Heritage Area Visitor Center, 20 Broadway, Rondout, Kingston. 1pm; $5 adult; $2 child under 16. For information call 339-0720; www.fohk.org
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1 "First Steps FREE Dance Party" to Benefit Family of Woodstock's Food Pantry. The Bearsville Theater is proud to present The Marc Black Band… for FREE! PLEASE bring a bag of non-perishable food for FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK'S FOOD PANTRY. Thank You to MARC AND SUSAN BLACK and ALL OF THE PERFORMERS for sharing with FAMILY'S WALK IN CENTER. Marc, who was recently inducted into the New York Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame, will be accompanied by the great Warren Bernhardt, chanteuse Amy Fradon, endlessly creative Don Davis, monstrous Eric Parker, and big wheel Mike Esposito. There’s also sure to be plenty coolio guests! No cover. No minimum. Starts at 6PM at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock.
1, 2, 3 New Year's at Ashokan. Three days of music and dance classes, singing, jamming and evening dances, plus a festive New Year's Eve dinner. Fabulous music, great food, good times, and comfy lodging with heated floors. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 845-657-8333; www.ashokancenter.org
2 Diamond Mills Wedding Expo. Join us for a fabulous afternoon of specialty vendors, property tours, lite-bite samplings from Executive Chef Giuseppe Napoli, cash bar, prizes and more. Free admission for pre-registered couples. Noon-3pm. Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern, 25 S. Partition St., Saugerties; Noon-3pm; 247-0700; www.diamondmillshotel.com
2 Paul Green Presents a Tribute to Elton John, A Benefit for the Woodstock Day School. Gates, 6:30pm; Doors, 7:30pm; Show, 8pm. Seating, $65; Standing Room, $30. Levon Helm Studios, 160 Plochmann Lane, Woodstock; 6:30pm Gate, 7:30pm Doors, 8pm Show; 679-2744; www.levonhelm.com
10 Belleayre Scout Day. For Scouts & immediate family. Bring valid Scout ID. Discounted lift tickets $38, group lessons $15 and $26 rentals. Reserve for groups of 15+. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount; For group reservations call 845-254-6116. 845-254-5600; www.belleayre.com
15-18 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend. Enjoy our cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, ice skating rink on Lake Cole, ice fishing and a snow tube run. Warm up indoors at our indoor floor hockey arena, climbing gym, archery range and arts and crafts studio. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Rd., Claryville; 845-985-2291 ext. 450 or firstname.lastname@example.org Click Here for more details.
16 Winter Wonderland. Celebrate the winter with crafts, activities and snacks. Roast marshmallows weather permitting. Special appearance by the Onteora School Band. West Hurley Firehouse, 24 Wall St., West Hurley; 11am-2pm; 845-679-6405.
16 (Snow date January 18) UlsterCorps’ 7th Annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Day Celebration of Service. Please join volunteers from UlsterCorps and many other Ulster-County based service agencies to come together and celebrate the volunteers who give so much to make our community such a special place. The event will include free refreshments, music, and presentations honoring our community’s volunteers. Existing volunteers will be celebrated as Guests of Honor; those who are interested in learning about ways they can get more involved volunteering in our community are also very welcome to attend. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Route 209, Stone Ridge; 2-5pm; www.ulstercorps.org/events/mlk-national-day-of-service-3/
17 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
17 Woodstock’s 26th Annual Birthday Tribute to MLK. Through reflection, celebration, education and song, let us remember the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and use them to inspire us to continue the struggle against the new Jim Crow with ever greater vision, solidarity, and intensity. Featuring Reverend G. Modele Clarke, New Progressive Baptist Church; Pam Africa, International Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Diane Harrell, wife of Samuel Harrell; Paula Watson, wife of Shane Watson; the amazing songstress Journey Blue Heaven with her band The Woodstockers, Experience; Jeremy Wilber, Supervisor Town of Woodstock; and Debra Burger, Folk Singer. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock; 2pm; 845-679-7420.
24 (snow date February 7) Tribute to Pete Seeger. A night of music to benefit the restoration of the Hudson River’s iconic sloop Clearwater. In addition to performances by numerous musicians, the event will feature a silent auction, including a week-long stay at an Italian villa, beautiful artwork and many other wonderful items and services. the event will include a potluck and the sharing of “stone soup” - a soup made on the spot with ingredients brought by participants. Concert goers are encouraged to bring a dish to share and a vegetable for the soup. Ticket prices range from $20 for children (12 and under), $30 or $50 for adults and $100, $250, or $500 for premium tickets. Hosted by the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater organization. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Route 32, Rosendale; 2pm; For more information contact email@example.com or 845-265-8080 ext. 7113; Tickets to the tribute concert can be purchased online at www.clearwater.org/petetribute
29, 30, 31 Fourth Annual Winter Hoot. Three-day benefit for The Ashokan Center featuring local food, beer, wine, music, dancing, film, art, and nature activities for all ages. Come for a day or the whole weekend. Tickets: pay what you can. Lodging available. Ashokan Center. 477 Beaverkill Rd. Olivebridge; 845-657-8333; For schedule and more information visit www.homeofthehoot.com
29, 30, 31, February 1 18th Annual Catskill Ice Festival. Multiple clinics on all skills & techniques for ice climbing, basic skills, slide shows, demo gear and more. Slide show on Saturday evening held at Rock and Snow at 8pm and is free. Reservations required. In the New Paltz area; 877-486-5769; Event schedule, rates, and registration at www.alpineendeavors.com/reference/catskill-ice-festival-2016
30 Uptown Boogaloo. A brand new beer festival in Uptown Kingston: 60+ beers from 30+ breweries, Hudson Valley food vendors, local craft artisans, live music + more. This is a 21+ event. Capacity limited to 800 tickets. VIP Spiegeltent limited to 100 tickets. Presented by Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST. BSP, 323 Wall St., Kingston; VIP Entry 1pm, GA Entry 2pm; For more information, visit www.UptownBoogaloo.com For tickets visit www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1013567
30 Byrdcliffe’s Second Annual Open Mic Night. Singers, poets, comedians, storytellers, actors, pontificators, and more are invited to take the mic. Anyone interested is welcome to participate in the Open Mic; there will be a sign-up list at the door. Admission is free and open to the public. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock; 8pm; 845-679-2079; www.byrdcliffe.org
31 WinterFest at Lippman Park. Bring your whole family to the table and participate in hands-on activities for the kids and get information about the year-round activities available at Minnewaska and Sam’s Point from Minnewaska State Park Preserve educators. At 10:30am and also 1pm, you and your family can join an interpretive hike in the woods nearby. On this hike, we’ll look for signs of animal activity such as bird calls, animal tracks, scat and homes. Activities may be modified due to weather conditions. If there is an abundance of snow on the ground, participants may want to bring snowshoes for these programs. Sponsored by Ellenville Wawarsing Youth Commission. Lippman Park, Route 209, Warwarsing; 11am-3pm; 845-647-7800 ext 129; www.ewyouthcommission.org/
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1 18th Annual Catskill Ice Festival. Multiple clinics on all skills & techniques for ice climbing, basic skills, slide shows, demo gear and more. Slide show on Saturday evening held at Rock and Snow at 8pm and is free. Reservations required. In the New Paltz area; 877-486-5769; Event schedule, rates, and registration at www.alpineendeavors.com/reference/catskill-ice-festival-2016
1 Deadline for submission of work for WAAM’s The Potluck Slideshow on February 18. An evening of community, food and art open to all. The images of visual artists, performance, conceptual and multi-media artists, photographers, video artists and more are presented in an egalitarian environment of community, where the creative efforts of all are shared in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. For details on submitting your work, visit www.woodstockart.org
1-29 Phoenicia Business Association February Food Drive. Please help us fill boxes with canned food, jarred food, dry food, boxed mixes, and pet food for the Phoenicia Food Pantry at these participating businesses and non-profits: Peekamoose Restaurant and Tap Room in Big Indian, Blue Barn Marketplace in Shandaken, Catskill Rose Lodging & Dining in Mt. Tremper, The Nest Egg, Tender Land Home, Phoenicia Pharmacy, Phoenicia Library, Melange in Phoenicia, and Amy’s Take-Away in Lanesville. Monetary donations also welcome. www.phoeniciany.com
5 Woodstock Music Lab’s Best of Season Show. Please join the team of the Woodstock Music Lab for a special sneak peek at this soon-to-launch professional training program, artist development venture, and state-of-the-art media content factory and a special concert for the Rock Academy. There will be a silent auction for scholarship, fun carnival games for the kids, delicious food and drink from Miss Lucy’s Kitchen and the tours and meet-and-greet with WMLab principles. $10. Rock Academy (former Zena Elementary School), Sawkill Rd., Woodstock; Doors open at 6pm, concert at 7pm; For info email firstname.lastname@example.org
5, 6, 7 2016 Winter Folk Weekend. Join us for a weekend filled with informal music. You can also join us for a day. Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, 400 Granite Rd., Kerhonkson; 718-672-6399; email@example.com Info and reservations at www.folkmusicny.org/weekends.html
6 Hudson Valley Rail Trail Winterfest 2016. Now in its 19th year, the WinterFest continues to provide wonderful entertainment for the entire family. Twenty plus regional restaurants bring their best batches of chili to compete for the coveted “Best of Fest” People’s Choice Award in both the meat and vegetarian categories. The chili entries vary widely from mild to spicy. A great taste for everyone. Children love WinterFest with a great number of free activities and games designed with them in mind. The main attraction is the heated Lowe’s Project Tent where kids can make simple craft projects under the supervision of Lowe’s employees. All of the materials and tools needed for the activity are donated by Lowe’s of Highland. In addition, there are a number of games designed for the children’s participation. Hot drinks and food for sale at the Rail Trail Grille. Rain/snow or shine. $2/person; 6 and under free. Taste one chili for fifty cents or taste them all for $8. Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot, 101 New Paltz Road, Highland; 11am-2pm; 781-640-0881; firstname.lastname@example.org or www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net
6 A Mardi Gras Second Line Down Tinker Street. Sound Out Collective and Soul Brass Band are shooting a video, and they want you to join in on the fun! Soul Brass Band is coming in from New Orleans, and they will be waiting for you on the Woodstock Village Green. Bring your masks, umbrellas, beads, costumes...whatever puts you in the Mardi Gras mood. After we get down to the sounds of Soul Brass Band, we will all “Second Line” down to Catskill Mountain Pizza, and start Woodstock’s Mardi Gras Weekend off right. Village Green, Woodstock; 4pm;
6 CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SNOW - New Paltz Challenge XC Ski Race 2016. Join the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce for a 10K and 5K XC Ski Race plus a special 2K for all ages. The race will have two divisions – a classic ski and a skate ski. Classic skiers move by striding forward whereas skate skiers move side-to-side in a skating motion. Three courses will make up the race. The 2k, approximately 1.3 miles, fun ski will be an out and back course. There will also be a 5k, 3.1 miles, and a 10k or 6.2 mile ski for more advanced or competitive skiers. Prizes for the top three men and women in each division will be gift baskets of products from local businesses. The Shawangunk Nordic Ski Association (SNSA) is sponsoring the race and is working to create the best course. Minnewaska State Park, 5281 Route 44-55, Kerhonkson; 11am; For registration and additional information visit:
9 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. The meal provides a traditional “Fat Tuesday” start to the Lenten Season and includes sausage and applesauce as well as pancakes. Supper is free, although we gratefully accept donations. St. Andrew’s will, as always, contribute proceeds after expenses to Family of New Paltz, a local emergency-services agency and walk-in crisis center. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church,163 Main Street, New Paltz; 5-7pm; 845-255-5098.
12-15 Presidents’ Day Family Weekend. Cross-country ski trails, ice skating rink, snow tube run and snowshoe trails. Ice fishing on Lake Cole, broomball on Reflection Pond and guided nature hikes. Try our climbing gym, archery range, arts and crafts programs. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Rd., Claryville. 845-985-2291; www.frostvalley.org
18 WAAM’s The Potluck Slideshow. An evening of community, food and art open to all. The images of visual artists, performance, conceptual and multi-media artists, photographers, video artists and more are presented in an egalitarian environment of community, where the creative efforts of all are shared in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. The slideshow will be shown on loop throughout the evening as backdrop to casual creative conversation among artists and friends and will be accompanied by a potluck dinner. Admission to the event is a food dish to serve four or $2 at the door. WAAM, 28 Tinker St., Woodstock; 6:30pm; Submission deadline is February 1. For details on submitting your work, visit www.woodstockart.org
20 2nd Annual Healthy Highland Day. A health and wellness fair and an American Red Cross Blood Drive. Presented by Highland Rotary to provide our local community with information about a wide variety of services and programs to promote healthy living. Highland Middle School, 71 Main St, Highland; 11am-4pm; To participate, sign up for blood donation or for more information please contact Kate Jonietz at email@example.com www.highlandrotaryclub.com
20 Bill Robinson's Birds of Prey. Four live birds of prey are presented in this program. They include a hawk, (usually a red-tailed hawk or Harris hawk), a turkey vulture, a large owl, and a falcon. Each one of these birds has its own unique adaptations for survival. We discuss the importance if these birds in the balance of nature, and how man has helped to restore endangered species such as the peregrine falcon. A flight demonstration is given with either a hawk or an owl. We show the audience how an owl swallows a rodent in one whole piece, which leads to a discussion of owl pellets. We walk through the audience with the birds so that everyone can get a close look and feel the wind from their wings. West Hurley Firehouse, 24 Wall St., West Hurley; 1-2pm; To register call 845-679-6405 or visit
20 A Benefit Concert for the Hudson River Maritime Museum & the Riverport Wooden Boat School. Betty and the Baby Boomers will be performing. Light refreshments and Boat School tours. Tickets $25 and include free membership for new members. Seating limited. Riverport Wooden Boat School, Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; Doors open 6pm, music begins at 7pm; For tickets click here
21 Family of Woodstock’s 5th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch. The Brunch has become a wonderful way to escape winter’s doldrums. Guests will enjoy listening to accomplished pianist Andrea Shaut while sipping Mimosas and Bloody Marys and bidding on the fabulous silent auction items. A chocolate inspired brunch will be served and the event will conclude with a spirited live auction hosted by James Cox of James Cox Gallery along with an array of decadent chocolate desserts. Some of the fabulous auction items include: a one-week stay in one of two private Cape Cod vacation homes; 2 private lessons with award-winning piano & organ player Bruce Katz; tickets to The Midnight Ramble, and so much more. Funds raised will go towards programs that serve at-risk youth as well as beginning Family’s solar/energy efficiency campaign. Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern, 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties; Noon-3pm; For reservations and for information, please contact Nicole Villani at 845-331-7080 ext.155 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.fowinc.org Tickets can also be purchased at www.familyofwoodstockinc.org
25 A Winter of Cyclists: A Chill Ride, Show & Tell and Film. Bike-Friendly Kingston, a bicycle club and advocacy group is hosting a film, A Winter of Cyclists, show & tell and an easy group ride. Seven21 Media Center, 721 Broadway, Kingston; 6-9pm; 914-646-0763, email@example.com
27 19th Annual Women’s Studio Workshop Chilibowl Fiesta. There’s no better cure for the winter blues than a plentiful scoop of chili in a brand new handmade bowl. With 900 bowls of different shapes and sizes, live entertainment, and over twenty different types of chili, it’s no wonder Chili Bowl has become one of WSW’s most popular events. Music by Dog on Fleas. Accessible. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Rt. 32, Rosendale; Early admission 2-4pm $5, free admission 4-7pm; 845-658-9133; www.wsworkshop.org
27 Fashion Show Fundraiser. The show supports students with autism at Center for Spectrum Services. See local celebrities, autism community members, Spectrum Services staff and families, and more modeling the latest and coolest new merchandise. The night includes complimentary food, door prizes, and beverages, raffles, and more. Tickets $10/$25 VIP Pre-Show. Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 949 St. Rt. 28, Kingston; 6-8:30pm; For info 845-366-2616 or firstname.lastname@example.org Click Here for Tickets
27 (Snow Date February 28th) 24th Annual DanceFest. Experience a world of dance with works presented by twelve of the Hudson Valley’s finest dance studios. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors/children 12 and under, and are available through the individual schools and at the door. Quimby Theater, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge; 7-9pm; For info please call 845-256-9300; www.Vanavercaravan.org/events
28 Olive Fire Dept. Brooks BBQ Drive-Thru Chicken or Rib Dinners. Chicken Dinners $12, Rib Dinners $14. Dinners include: ½ Chicken or Rack of Ribs, potato, Cole slaw, roll, dessert and a drink. Early purchase discounts of $1 if ordered before Feb.19. Senior discounts of $1 per dinner. Olive Co#2 Fire House, Rt.28, Shokan; 3-6pm; For more information or tickets call Ralph 845-464-4240; Visit us at www.oliveusarestoration.org
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1-April 22 Kiwanis Kingston Classic On-line Pre-registration. Friends & Family Mile, 5k, 10k, Half & Full Marathon. Boston Qualifier. Race is in Kingston Sunday, April 24. For more info contact email@example.com
5 Sudbury Book Carnival. $1 Carnival Games: Pick a Book as a Prize, Recycled Children's Book Sale: Baby through Early Elementary ages, Face Painting,Photos with Clifford the Big Red Dog, Food and Bake Sale, and Barefoot Book Table. Sponsored by Half Moon Books. Hudson Valley Sudbury School, 84 Zena Road, Kingston;10am–1pm; 845-679-1002.
6 Meet The Little Mermaid Characters Pancake Breakfast. Benefit for the Coleman Musical Theatre who will be presenting Disney’s The Little Mermaid in April. Adults $8, children under 12 $5. Coleman High School, 430 Hurley Ave, Hurley; 8:30am-Noon; For reservations call 338-2750.
6 Kids’ Day in the Sugarbush. Join the Longbotham Family, Mohonk Preserve Volunteers, and come along for a short hike and a 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. Children ages 4 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Price: $5. Mohonk Preserve, Multiple parking areas, New Paltz; 1-3pm; Space is limited; please call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location; firstname.lastname@example.org
7-20 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Nearly 200 of the region’s top restaurants offer prix fixe, three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95. Many chefs use New York product on their Restaurant Week menus. Whether it’s trying a new place or returning to a true favorite — wherever you choose to dine — Restaurant Week means a good deal on a great meal. www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com/home.php
12 Ashokan Maple Fest. Join us for an all-day pancake breakfast hot off the grill topped with Ashokan Maple Syrup. Tap a tree, watch syrup being made, try your hand at Blacksmithing or go on an invigorating hike to see our historic covered bridge and the Cathedral Gorge. Live music by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and Story Laurie & Ira McIntosh. Entry: $5 (Kids under 5 free), Pancake Breakfast: $6, Blacksmithing Experience: $5. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 10am-4pm; 845-657-8333; email@example.com
12 Corned Beef Dinner Fundraiser. Corned Beef and Cabbage, Bread, Dessert, and Drink Included. Drive-thru/Pick-Up. $15/person. Woodstock Fire Department Co. 4, Zena & Sawkill Road, Woodstock;4-7pm; 845-679-2068.
13 28th Annual Shamrock Run. We are trying to break the record for runners in a kilt. Benefiting Semper Fi Fund and this year's run is in honor of Steve Schallenkamp. From Academy Green to the foot of Broadway. Followed by St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Check in across from Academy Green at Gov. Clinton Apartments, 1 Albany Ave., Kingston; Check in/Registration 10:30am-12:30pm; Run starts 12:50pm sharp; For registration/info www.shamrockrunners.org
13 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; Step off 1pm sharp; firstname.lastname@example.org www.ulsteraoh.com
14 SUNY TEAM Ulster County Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair. You will have the opportunity to speak with dozens of manufacturing companies currently hiring in the Mid-Hudson region. Bring your resume. Registration is free at the door. Best Western Plus, 503 Washington Ave., Kingston; noon-3pm; For more information call Barbara at 845-802-7171 or Carla at 845-802-7185 or visit
15 Kingston YMCA Farm Project Spring Fundraiser. The “all-ages” event will celebrate the start of spring and the 2016 season at the Kingston YMCA Farm Project. Attendees will enjoy food and drink specials, a silent auction, raffle prizes, and plenty of kids activities. The Anchor will donate 10% of their earnings to the Farm Project. Suggested donation is $10/adult and kids are free; no one will be turned away. The Anchor, 744 Broadway, Kingston; 4:30-8:30pm; Advance tickets available at www.kingstonymcafarmproject.org
March 18-20 Volunteer Work Week at Frost Valley YMCA. Spend the weekend giving back to the camp you love. Arrive Friday night for a campfire briefing, volunteer on Saturday, and Sunday is yours to enjoy morning programs and lunch. Meals and camp-style lodging provided. $25 per volunteer, $129 for additional guests participating in regular programs. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville; For more info: 845-985-2291 ext. 450; email@example.com
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March 19 The Ulster Ballet Company proudly presents The 33rd Annual Festival of Dance. The 33rd Annual Festival of Dance. The festival showcases both aspiring and professional dancers and choreographers, with a diverse range of styles and techniques. Each year, its stunning, original programs captivate dance enthusiasts of all ages. Highlighted will be performances by returning favorites: Silver Screen Ballroom, Syncopated City Dance Company, The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Energy Dance Company, and our own Ulster Ballet Company. Also performing in this high quality, original program will be newcomer, NEVILLE Dance Theatre. Presented by The Ulster Ballet Company. $22 adults, $18 seniors and UPAC/Bardavon members, and $15 children under 12. Discounted tickets are available to groups of 10 or more. Discounted $15 tickets are available to employees of HealthQuest, Health Alliance, Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, Marist, Bard and Vassar Colleges, City of Kingston and County of Ulster employees, members of the YMCA, and Kingston and New York City Police and Firefighters. Present your employee/student ID, or membership card to the UPAC box office when purchasing tickets. Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston; 8pm; To purchase tickets, call the UPAC box office at 845-339-6088; visit Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000; .www.ulsterballet.org/festival.html
19 Maple Festival. The day's activities include pancake brunch with local maple syrup, learn to identify the sugar maple tree, sugar maple tapping demonstration, maple sap cook-off, maple syrup making, maple and pine wild crafted tea making, maple candy making, children's story time, and a fiber arts demo. $20/family, $7/individual, $5/student & LLI member. Phillies Bridge Farm Project, 45 Phillies Bridge Road, New Paltz; 11am-2pm; For info call 845-256-9108; www.philliesbridge.org
19 Twenty-Sixth Annual Signs of Spring Walk. Ann Guenther will lead this search for signs of spring such as new green shoots, a bug, or sap dripping from a Maple tree. Enjoy a leisurely stroll during the season of the warming earth. All ages are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 2.5-mile hike. Free. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead; 2-4pm; 845-255-0919; firstname.lastname@example.org
19, 20 Maple Sugar Open House. Learn about how pure maple syrup is made. See the tap to table process, identify a sugar maple tree, see our evaporator, & try a sample of fresh syrup. Free admission. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville; 10am-4pm; 985-2291 ex 217; www.frostvalley.org/events/2016-03/
20 The Kingston Model Train and Railroad Hobby Show. This show will again feature the best in model train displays, memorabilia and related hobby items, for fun and for sale. Admire the detailing on 11,000 square feet of operating train layouts, then browse the extensive dealer and vendor tables and model train exhibits. Marvel at unique modular operations, Lego© cities and a large garden-scale railroad train display. Adults $6, children under 12 $1. Andy Murphy Rec Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston; 10am-4pm; 845-616-0931; www.kingstontrainshow.com/
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1 Live Well Kingston Masquerade FUNdraiser – No Foolin’!. The evening will offer tasty, light fare and music by Alana Wyld, Scott Steyer and Bacco the Bassman performing a powerful mix of smoky texas-style blues, funky R&B, classic rock and original compositions. There’s a photo booth, a mystery photo shoot, and a planned bike ride winding through uptown Kingston. The $25 price of admission to the event earns a $50 membership in the Live Well Kingston Coalition. Live Well Kingston is a City of Kingston-endorsed coalition of individuals and partnerships working together to build a better Kingston to walk, bike, eat and play. Outdated Café, Wall Street, Kingston; 6:30-9pm; For further info., contact Fern Suess at email@example.com or call 845-340-3990 x328; To purchase tickets, go to www.livewellkingston.org
1, 2, 3 Women's Wellness Weekend. Treat your spirit, mind, and body to better overall wellness. Enjoy comfortable lodging and gourmet meals, plus Zumba, dance, hikes, yoga, pottery, aromatherapy, meditation, vision boards, natural beauty tips, and so much more, led by inspiring instructors and teachers. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville; 845-985-2291; for more info and registration Click Here
1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 Coleman Musical Theatre Presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid". Presented by the Coleman Musical Theatre. Tickets available at the door. Adults $16, children under 12 $11. Coleman High School, 430 Hurley Ave, Hurley; April 1, 2, 8, 9 at 7:30pm; April 3 & 10 at 3pm; and a Saturday matinee April 9 at 1:30pm; Call 338-2750 for reservations.
1- 22 Kiwanis Kingston Classic On-line Pre-registration. Friends & Family Mile, 5k, 10k, Half & Full Marathon. Boston Qualifier. Race is in Kingston Sunday, April 24. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
6 2016 Young Adult Job Fair. This year's fair will host businesses & young adults from all around Ulster County. To participate young adults must be between 16 and 24 years of age, bring a resume, be interview ready and dressed appropriately to meet with employers. There is no income eligibility requirement for this fair. SUNY-Ulster's Kingston Campus, 94 Mary's Ave., Kingston; 11am-3pm; For more information visit
April 7. 8, 9, 10 The Woodstock Writers Festival. The four-day, three-night Festival draws over 1,000 people to the Hudson Valley, who say this is one of the most dynamic, intimate interactions that participants can have with some of the biggest and best names in the writing world. Launched in 2010 by a group of writers including Frankel, the Festival begat Woodstock Writers Radio, the wildly successful weekly companion show that airs Sundays from 6 to 7 a.m. on Radio Woodstock 100.1, also available online. Kleinert/James Center, 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock; For more information, schedule and tickets visit www.woodstockwriters.com
8, 9, 10 Coleman Musical Theatre Presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid". Presented by the Coleman Musical Theatre. Tickets available at the door. Adults $16, children under 12 $11. Coleman High School, 430 Hurley Ave, Hurley; April 1, 2, 8, 9 at 7:30pm; April 3 & 10 at 3pm; and a Saturday matinee April 9 at 1:30pm; Call 338-2750 for reservations.
9 Crazy Hat Bingo. Hudson Valley’s Bingo masters and Mad Hatters get ready to craft your millinery creations. Crazy Hat Bingo features a buffet meal with desserts, coffee and tea, provided by local restaurants, food artisans and caterers. BYOB (adult beverages allowed). The centerpiece of the evening will be the Crazy Hat Bingo contest. Eye-popping prizes for all Bingo game winners will be awarded. Hat categories are: Green Machine (Most Environmental), LOL (Most Humorous), Glam Slam (Most Glamorous), Spring Awakening (Most Seasonal), Masterpiece (Most Artistic), Nutty Professor (Most Inventive), Brangelina (Best Couple), Headliner (Current Events) Local Pride (High Falls-Themed) and Judges’ Choice. $20/adults and $15/Seniors. No one under 21 admitted. Presented by The High Falls Civic Association. Marbletown Community Center, located on 3564 Route 209 (Main Street), Stone Ridge; 7-10pm; Advance reservations are strongly suggested. Call 845-687-3473 or email your name and number in your party to email@example.com www.highfallscivic.org
15 13th Annual Empty Bowls Benefit Dinner. Empty Bowls raises money for our local food pantries. At Empty Bowls, the public can 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 soups and/or ice cream that were donated by local restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and markets. Following their meals, those who purchased bowls will be able to take them home and keep them. Each bowl costs fifteen dollars, and there is also the option to purchase a disposable bowls for five dollars for those who would like to help this worthy cause but might not want a ceramic bowl. Pantries supported are the Rochester Food Pantry, the Rosendale Food Pantry, the Rondout Valley Food Pantry, and the HVCS Food Pantry. Rondout Valley High School, Kyserike Road, Accord; 5-7:30pm; For more information firstname.lastname@example.org www.emptybowls.webs.com
15 Dancing with The Stars Ulster Style! Put on Your Dancing Shoes and DANCE with us! There will be a DJ keeping everyone on the dance floor between performances! Light hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. Performance starts at 7:45 p.m. Diamond Mills, Saugerties. For more information call us at 845-331-4199 or visit www.UlsterUnitedWay.org
April 16 Kingston Antique Show and Flea Market. The show will feature a fascinating and desirable mix of antiques, uniques, collectibles, crafts, plus new and used items of all types from dozens of vendors. In addition to the excellent shopping opportunities, this great family fun day will include free children’s activities. And don’t worry about lunch, as the show’s kitchen will be open all day serving up tasty refreshments. Each paid attendee will receive a free chance at a raffle prize, and donating a non-perishable food item provides $1 off the entry fee (limit 1 per person.) All collected food items will benefit the food pantry at People’s Place. Admission is just $5 per adult and accompanied children under 12 may attend for free. Andy Murphy Rec Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston; 10am-4pm; For more info call 845-657-8563 or email NorthCountryColl@hvc.rr.com
16 Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners’ Garden Day 2016: “Botanicals & Banquets”. Join in the fun of learning how to grow your best garden ever. “Garden Day”, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) Master Gardeners, welcomes all gardeners from beginners to experts to take part in this day-long gardening experience. This year’s theme, “Botanicals & Banquets” features 16 classes and a keynote address by Westchester Community College professor and native plant expert, Carolyn Summers, author of Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East”. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as classes fill up fast. The cost is $40 for pre-registration or $45 at the door. A catered lunch is available and must be purchased in advance, or you can bring your own. SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottrekill Road, Stone Ridge; 8:30am-4:15pm; You can see all the details about Garden Day’s program and print out a registration form by visiting www.tinyurl.com/2016-Garden-Day To request a printed brochure/registration call Dona at 845-340-3990 x335 or email email@example.com
16 Household Hazardous Waste and Pharmaceutical Waste Collection Event. Free collection event providing a safe disposal alternative for hazardous pesticides, chemicals, medications. Appointment is required. Bring your acceptable food items and clothing to donate to local charities. Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, 999 Flatbush Road, Kingston, 8am-2pm; To make an appointment and for a detailed list of acceptable materials visit www.ucrra.org or call 336-0600.
16, 17 Pasta Primo Vino 2016. Experience the Hudson Valley's finest wines selected by the winemakers, one delicious sip at a time paired with a sampling of a delectable pasta dish at each of our 15 wineries. Winemakers will introduce both old vintages and new releases just as the buds in the vineyards are beginning to burst with the promise of a new season. Shawangunk Wine Trail; Reservations, tickets, and information call 845-256-8456 or visit www.shawangunkwinetrail.com/pasta-primo-vino
17 15th Annual Integrative Medicine Conference. Spend one day with us and learn what you can do to stay healthy and reduce your cancer risk. Tickets: $25 Admission (includes lunch). $35 at the door (lunch is not be available unless you pre-register). Presented by Breast Cancer Options. SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, New Paltz; 8:30am-4pm; For program and schedule visit
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20 New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's 4th Annual Business Showcase @ SUNY New Paltz. This year's expo will celebrate the Hudson Valley's diversity in business while providing professionals with new networking opportunities. This showcase is ideal for businesses who are looking for increased community visibility. New this year! Businesses who purchase a booth will have the opportunity to have a student from the School of Business make a presentation on your business. SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz; 1-4:30pm; 845-257-7869;
22 NAACP Community Health & Wellness Fair. The purpose of this free event is to promote the health and wellness of the residents of Ulster County and surrounding counties. Health Screenings provided are Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI) Evaluation, and Body Fat Analysis. Hosted by the local chapter of the NAACP in collaboration with Bruen Medical Partners LLC, Programs Division. Ellenville Public Library, 40 Center St., Ellenville; 11am-3pm. For more info please call 845-853-0676.
22,23,24 Wine & Food Festival of New Paltz. Hosted by Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz; ror event schedule and ticketing visit: www.internationalwinemasters.com or call (646) 527-9500, www.mohonk.com
23 Plattekill Fire Department Recruit NY 2016 Open House. Activities will include Live Auto Extrication at 1pm, CPR Training every hour, fire extinguisher training, fire engine displays, free pulse/o2 check, firefighter challenge course, and kid's firefighter experience. There will be a limited supply of free food from Noon-1:30pm. 50 Old Fire House Rd., Plattekill; 10am-4pm; 845-616-8218; For a list of other local fire departments participating in Recruit NY 2016 visit www.recruitny.org/participation-area/
24 CANCELED - Annual Family Fun Bowl-a-Rama. There will be prizes and other fun stuff. All ages welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be homemade lunch food and drink available to purchase. Bring your friends. $10 admission includes 2 games and shoe rental. This event benefits the Hudson Valley Sudbury School, a not-for-profit, K-12 democratic school. Saugerties Bowler's Club, Simmons Plz, Saugerties; noon-2pm; For more information call us at 845-679-1002, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sudburyschool.com
24 The 15th Annual Autism Walk & Expo of the Hudson Valley. The eventwill raise money for local programs, as well as raise awareness and connect families to local services available to people living with autism. The event will feature a 1- to 2-mile walk on the track, and individual and team walkers are encouraged to obtain sponsorships. The first 500 registrants will receive a free gift. Additionally, more than 40 organizations representing the local autism care community will be available to provide information and answer questions. Refreshments and varied activities will also be offered. Rain or shine. Adults $10, 11-17 years of age $5, 10 and under free. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck; 9am-1pm; For more information or to register for the event, call Ellen Cordaro at 845-331-2626 or go to www.autismwalkhv.org
24 High Falls Fire Company’s Spring Breakfast Buffet. Featuring our famous omelets, pancakes, french toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, eggs over easy, sausage gravy jam, jelly, blueberry topping, coffee, tea, juice, milk, and “Skip’s delicious, fresh baked biscuits.” $9/Adults, $8/Seniors, $7/Children ages 5-12, free for children under 5. High Falls Fire Company,1 Firehouse Road, High Falls; Serving 8-11am; 687-0222.
24 Kiwanis Kingston Classic. Friends & Family Mile, 5k, 10k, Half & Full Marathon. Boston Qualifier. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis youth funds including scholarships. Awards and food. Online registration closes Friday, April 22 at noon. Presented by HITS Endurance. Dietz Stadium, Kingston; For more info contact email@example.com For early registration go to www.kiwaniskingstonclassic.com/registration/
29, 30, May 1 Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst. Showcasing over 275 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country and is a celebration of all things handmade. These exceptional indie artists infuse each of their pieces with a distinctive creative vision. Meet these talented emerging and seasoned makers who will be selling their exciting contemporary creations at Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite out-of-the-box shopping experience. A weekend pass is $12; seniors (62+) are $11; children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Lyndhurst, Rte 9, Tarrytown; Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm; For more information, discount coupons, group rates and travel directions call 845-331-7900 or visit www.artrider.com
30 Rock The Ridge. Fifty-mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser set in the natural beauty of Mohonk Preserve. The goal is to traverse a 50-mile course within 24 hours by walking, running or any combination thereof. Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz; 845-255-0919; For details and to register visit www.mohonkpreserve.org/rock-the-ridge
30 Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association Spring Plow. Featured will be field plowing with horses, mules and oxen. Wagon rides, crafts and miscellanous vendors, live music, good food, kids games and much more. We will have several oxen teamsters with kids from 8-80. Fee, but donations welcome. Hosted by Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association and Saunderskill Farm. Saunderskill Farms, 5100 Route 209, Accord; 10am-4pm; For more information contact Robin, 845-294-9016 or firstname.lastname@example.org
30 Beltane Festival. Celebrate the return of spring at Celtic Beltane. Gentlepersons, neighbors and friends, come dressed in your fanciful best, picnic, dance the May Pole and enjoy the antics of a merry band of musicians, dancers, jongleurs, giant puppets and prancing horses. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for seniors and Teens, children 10 and under free. Parking at Stone Mountain Farm is $15. Please carpool to save our grass. This is a non-alcoholic event. Volunteer for free admission. The Center for Symbolic Studies, Stone Mountain Farm, New Paltz: 1-7pm; Volunteers@symbolicstudies.org www.symbolicstudies.org
30 16th Annual Cinco de Mayo. Live Mexican band, Mariachi Band, Folklorico dancers, Mexican Food, crafts, and novelties. Casa Villa Mexican Restaurant, 395 Albany Ave, Kingston; Noon-9pm; 845- 331-7646.
30 International Jazz Day for Families. The concert will weave a musical tale telling the story of Jazz. From its birthplace in New Orleans to its adolescence in New York, from the swing feel of the great Duke Ellington and Count Basie to the Latin feel of Tito Puente. The concert will be co-directed by Dan Shaut and Bob Shaut and will feature clinicians and students of the Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra. Presented by Youth Arts @ The Rosendale Theatre and The Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra. Adults $5, Kids $3. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale; 11am; 845-658-8989; www.rosendaletheatre.org
30, May 1 2016 GOST - Gardiner Open Studio Tour. Visit 22 artists where they live and work. The diverse work of this juried group of photographers, painters, pastelists, and ceramicists is a wonder! Here’s your chance to peer behind the studio doors of this hidden art mecca. Many studios offer refreshments, and some have live demonstrations. Visit any studio between 10am-11am for three chances to win up to $100 off your art purchase. Gardiner;10am-6pm; For info call 845-255-3336 or info@GOSTartists.org To print a tour map or get info on where to pick one up visit www.GOSTartists.org
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1 Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst. Showcasing over 275 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country and is a celebration of all things handmade. These exceptional indie artists infuse each of their pieces with a distinctive creative vision. Meet these talented emerging and seasoned makers who will be selling their exciting contemporary creations at Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite out-of-the-box shopping experience. A weekend pass is $12; seniors (62+) are $11; children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Lyndhurst, Rte 9, Tarrytown; Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm; For more information, discount coupons, group rates and travel directions call 845-331-7900 or visit www.artrider.com
1 61st New Paltz Regatta. Parade of crazy water crafts, rubber duck race and boat race. Music, food, kids’ activities, and fun. Enjoy great family activities and music by Ratboy Jr. on the Gilded Otter Brewing Company lawn Registration forms online. Please bring both the Registration and Waiver Forms to Village Hall at 12pm on the day of the race. The fee is $25 per water craft. Please make checks out to "The New Paltz Community Foundation." We highly encourage arriving early for registration. Race starts at New Paltz boat launch on Plains Road, New Paltz; the parade kicks off from Village of New Paltz Village Hall at 1:00 pm and proceeds to the Sojourner Truth boat landing. Family of New Paltz duck race is at 1:30 and the homemade water craft race kicks off between 2:00 and 2:30. www.newpaltzregatta.com
1 2016 GOST - Gardiner Open Studio Tour. Visit 22 artists where they live and work. The diverse work of this juried group of photographers, painters, pastelists, and ceramicists is a wonder! Here’s your chance to peer behind the studio doors of this hidden art mecca. Many studios offer refreshments, and some have live demonstrations. Visit any studio between 10am-11am for three chances to win up to $100 off your art purchase. Gardiner;10am-6pm; For info call 845-255-3336 or info@GOSTartists.org To print a tour map or get info on where to pick one up visit www.GOSTartists.org
1 Mid Hudson Women’s Chorus Spring Concert 2016 “Life Cycles." Adults: $10 Students-Seniors: $8. St. James United Methodist Church, corner of Fair and Pearl Streets, Kingston; 3pm; 845-382-2499.
5 Cinco de Mayo Celebration.Traditional dances, followed by a parade to Gaby’s Mexican Café for an outdoor festival. Starts at Ellenville Public Library, 40 Center St., Ellenville; 4:30pm; 845-647-5530; https://eplm.sharepoint.com/Pages/default.aspx
May 6 Mother's Day Race of New Paltz. The Huguenot Street Cooperative Nursery School 5k race/walk is a long standing tradition held on the streets of historic Huguenot Village in New Paltz, NY. This annual event is a fantastic start to your family's weekend with fun activities for adults and kids such as, a kids fun run, raffles, food, and music. 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz; Race start 6pm, Kids race 5:30pm;
6, 7, 8 Mother's Day Weekend. Treat mom to a relaxing mini family vacation. Enjoy natural facials, stretch and meditation classes, guided nature hikes, arts and crafts, delicious meals, and much more. Plenty of activities for the whole family. Special Rate: Moms stay at no charge with at least one full-paying guest. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville; 845-985-2291;
7 16th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo. Our programs and demonstrations will teach you how keeping active and eating healthy can prevent disease, improve mood, and get you fit. Join thousands of women to learn, unwind, ask questions and get all the tools you need for healthier living. This is a day for women and their families. Over 100 booths and exhibits'; over 20 free health screenings (osteoporosis, blood pressure, glucose, depression, body fat, and others); informative seminars, workshops & fitness demos; private mini-consultations with specialists at "The Doctor is In" booth; a healthy cooking food court; spa area and more. $8 door, or $7 online. Volunteers needed. Volunteer for 1 shift and get in free. Email us at email@example.com Miller Middle School, 65 Fording Place Rd., Lake Katrine; 8:30am-4pm; For more info or to purchase tickets visit www.womenshealthexpo.com
7 Spring Plant Sale. Plants, baked goods, used books, raffle. All are welcome. Benefit for Library Friends Group. West Hurley Public Library, 42 Clover St., West Hurley;10am-3pm; 845-679-6405; www.whplib.org
7 7th Annual Hudson Valley Stroll for Epilepsy. All funds raised at this event will stay local and be used to support the programs and services we offer at no cost to an estimated 11,000 people with epilepsy who live in Dutchess, Sullivan and Ulster counties. Lunch will be available immediately following the walk for registered walkers thanks to our lunch sponsors Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group and Center for Disability Services. $25/person pre-registration, $30/per person after May 1, students 13 and older $10, and children 12 or younger are free. Presented by the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York. Dutchess County Wilcox Memorial Park, Route 199, Stanfordville; Check-in/Registration 11am, Stroll begins at noon; For info contact Bob Bain at 518-456-7501 or Rbain@epilepsyneny.org On-line registration can be made at http://bit.ly/HVStroll2016
7 The Shawangunk Garden Club’s Annual Mother’s Day Sale. The Club is offering for sale a variety of locally grown hanging and bedding plants. Club members will be on hand to help assist customers in choosing the proper plants for their loved ones, and to gift wrap. Corner of Rt. 209 & Canal Streets, Ellenville; 9am-2pm; 845-434-2665.
7 Women's Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix. One-day competitive cycling event consisting of three women’s only bicycle races on a national caliber course. Community oriented, the goal of WWCGP is to provide a safe and challenging experience for the fastest growing section of the sport of bicycle racing. Block Party after the race. Online Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at noon. Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock; 6:30-11:00am; To register visit www.womenswoodstockcycling.com
7 First Saturday Opening Reception: “Gifts to America”. A month-long art exhibit with presentations featuring the work of Joseph Garlock (1884-1980) and living immigrant artists. Presented in collaboration with the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture & History (a program of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County), the Arts Society of Kingston and James Cox Gallery of Woodstock. Opening reception refreshments provided by JK's Wine & Liquor and Ship to Shore. Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston; 5-9pm; 845-338-0333; www.facebook.com/events/1600267026958591
7 (Rain Date: Saturday, May 14) Big Truck Day. Check out big trucks and meet the people who drive them. Construction trucks, dump trucks, emergency vehicles and more will be on site. Hurley’s Big Truck Day will be fun for the whole family. Also available will be a bouncy house, crafts, and activities. Siren free zone (no horns or sirens). West Hurley Firehouse, 24 Wall St., West Hurley; 11am-Noon; For More Information call the West Hurley Library at 845-679-6405.
7, 8 Steam Locomotive Viscose No. 6 Coming to Kingston. Steam locomotives were the technology that helped build America’s railroads. Viscose No. 6 will be pulling our Kingston City Limited train departing from Westbrook Lane. This will be the first time a steam locomotive has operated on these rails since the New York Central Railroad converted the Catskill Mountain Branch to diesel operation in 1949. Catskill Mountain Railroad, Westbrook Station, 149 Aaron Ct, Kingston; 10:30am, Noon, 1:30pm, 3pm & 4:30pm; 845-688-7400; www.cmrrevents.com/wordpress/steam-train-2016/
8 The 6th Annual Tulip Festival & Mother’s Day Celebration. Known for its spectacular collection of vendors, entertainment throughout the day, and highly anticipated Mother’s Day lunch buffet with live piano music, this one-day festival and Mother’s Day celebration welcomes you to remember Mom in a special way. Browse an exciting array of gifts, keepsakes, and must-haves including homemade natural soaps, forest inspired furniture, scented soy candles, massage oils, clay work, decorative paintings, sporting and hunting knives, handcrafted butcher blocks and more. Entry to the festival is free. Luncheon prices are $29.95 Per Adult / $9.00 Per Child (Ages 2-12) / Children Under 2 free. Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa, 1195 Arrowhead Rd, Ellenville; 11am-4pm; Luncheon seatings are 11:30am-1pm and 2-3:30pm; For lunch reservations call 845-210-1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
12, 13, 14, 15 Woodstock Chimes Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale. Woodstock Chimes opens its doors to the public for this four-day shopping event. Huge selection of chimes, gongs, drums, garden bells, fountains, kid’s instruments, and more. Dollar bamboo chimes too. Woodstock Chimes, off Route 28 at 167 Dubois Road, Shokan 9am-5pm; 845- 657-0445; www.chimes.com/sale
13 Annual Family Caregiver Conference. The goal of the conference is to educate and empower the family caregiver by addressing important and timely issues that they deal with on a daily basis. The Keynote address, by William Colagrande, M.S., will be "The Caregivers Sixty Minute Guide To A Healthy Ego". Additional workshops will include "How to Remain at Home: Nursing Home Diversion and Transition Program"; "Pooled Trust for Medicaid Spendown"; "NYS Legislation that supports the Family Caregiver"; and, "The Spiritual Aspects of Caregiving". A continental breakfast, luncheon and afternoon snack will be provided. There is no charge to attend but registration is required. Presented byThe Resource Center for Accessible Living (RCAL) and Caring Connections of Ulster County. The Chateau (formerly Hillside Manor),Route 32, Kingston; 8am-4pm; For more information, sponsorship opportunities, place an ad in our program, or to make a reservation for this event, please contact Evelyn Flynn at Caring Connections at 845-901-5744.
May 13 Hollywood Ruby Jubilee Celebration and Fundraiser for Center for Spectrum Services.
40th Anniversary celebration and fundraiser to support Center for Spectrum Services - providers of educational services for children with autism. Slated to take place at Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, SPAF which will be decked out like a Hollywood film set, with actor impersonators mingling and mugging with guests, photo opportunities galore, costumes, dinner, dancing, awards ceremony, and a fabulous silent auction. SPAF, 169 Ulster Ave., Saugerties, NY. CLICK HERE for additional details.
14 Eighth Annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival. Live music, local food, shopping, art and craft vendors, kids’ activities, cupcake contests, and cupcakes. Rain or shine. Wright’s Farm, 699 Route 208, Gardiner; Noon-6pm; 845-255-5300; www.gardinercupcakefestival.com
14 Ashokan Community Work and Play Day. Please join the team at the Ashokan Center and get involved with trail maintenance, creating and planting native species flower beds and other tasks that will help Ashokan to continue to provide high quality programming and events. Food, music & great people. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge; 9am-4pm; 845-657-8333; For more info and to register visit www.ashokancenter.org/events/ashokan-community-work-play-day
14 An 18th Century Spring and Garden Fair. To the colonial farmer, spring marked the start of a new year and a time of new beginnings. Spring is the time when fields are plowed and gardens are planted, their bounties enjoyed throughout the year. It was a time to repair fences, shear the sheep, clean the house, wash the clothes, and get the farm in order for the upcoming new year. Enjoy free hot dogs and beverages while they last. Get into the spirit of the season and make a kite to fly on a windy day and sample switchel, a thirst-quenching drink brought into the fields while planting. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend. Guided tours of the Senate House will be provided by costumed interpreters at the usual rate of $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, ages 12 and under are free. Senate House State Historic Site, 296 Fair St, Kingston; 11am-3pm; 845-338-2786; www.nysparks.com/historic-sites/18/amenities-activities.aspx
14 Kenco’s Sixth Annual Outdoor + Railfest Festival: The Hudson Valley’s only single day playground of outdoor gear. Backpacks, sleeping bags and tents will all be on display. Kenco, 1000 Hurley Mountain Road, Kingston; 4pm; 845-340-0552; www.atkenco.com/info/2016-outdoor-festival
14 Ninth Annual New Paltz Bike Swap. Buy and sell new and used bikes, bike parts and apparel. Many vendors. Free admission. New Paltz Middle School, 2 South Manheim Blvd., New Paltz; 10am-2pm; 917-655-5123; www.newpaltzbikeswap.com
14 Margaretville Spring on Main Festival. Admission is free and the street will be filled with music from Ben Rounds, tempting aromas from food vendors selling everything from pizza to ice cream, and a festive atmosphere. There will be fly-casting demonstrations from local guide Lenny Millen and pony rides for the kids. There will also be a karate demonstration and many wonderful vendors selling their handcrafted goods. Main Street, Margaretville; 10am-3pm; For more info please contact Jessica Olenych at 845-586-4177.
May 20 Second Annual Art Auction to Benefit O+ Festival. Enjoy an evening of bidding on art, art objects and vintage art donated by collectors and the artists themselves (including O+ Festival alumni). All proceeds from this second annual auction will benefit the Kingston-based non-profit, which strengthens communities across the country through the exchange of the art of medicine for the medicine of art. Outdated Café, 314 Wall St., Kingston; 6:30pm;
21 Apples, Grapes & Barley. A tasting tour of bubbly, experience the amazing variety of artisanal craft drink bubbling up in the Hudson Valley. The tasting at each stop will include 4 tastes and snacks. Tastings at 5 stops within 15 miles of each other at: Bad Seed Cider, Gardiner Liquid Mercantile, Kettleborough Cider House, Whitecliff Vineyard, and Yard Owl Brewery. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of. Each location will offer purchasing discounts to ticket holders. Multiple Locations in Ulster County; Noon-5pm; 845-242-5085; Tickets available online at
21 2nd Annual Ride for Paws and Claws. Join the Blue Knights on the Ulster County SPCA Benefit Ride starting at Woodstock Harley-Davidson and ending at the Hurley Mountain Inn. Monetary and food donations will be accepted.. Breakfast and BBQ at WHD before and after the ride. Music, fun, food and of course a beautiful RIDE! Vendors welcome. Food Trucks welcome. $20 per bike or car. $10 per passenger. Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 949 State Route 28, Kingston; Registration 9–10am, kickstands up at 10:30am; 845-338-2800; 845-399-1881;
21 2016 Wassail - Annual Spring Balkan Dance and Cider Party. Sing to the apple trees in an ancient Celtic Ritual for a bountiful harvest. Partake in a sumptuous feast of local and artisanal food to honor the farms. Taste hard cider from the barrel! Join the circle for traditional, folk-style dancing to live Balkan music, as we celebrate Djurdjevdan/Herdelezi (St. Georges Day). A truly eclectic spring celebration featuring: Zlatne Uste Rich Sounds Of Driving Balkan Brass), Romski Boji (Macedonian Romani Music With Seido Salifoski), Young Bulgarian Voices, Sto Gaidi, Caprice Rouge (Local acoustic balkan dance band), The Vanaver Youth Caravan with Bill and Livia Vanaver, Bard Georgian choir Bosilek (Bulgarian Dance Group), Choban Elektrik, and Special Guests. Hard Cider Tastings, Lamb Roast, and other Balkan food. Admission Adults $70/advance, $80/at door, Under 18/$15, Under 6/Free, Evening after 8pm/$25 (Does not include dinner), Camping/$10 extra. (flexible pricing, no one turned away). Breezy Hill Orchard, 828 Centre Road, Staatsburg; 2pm until the wee hours; For info and RSVP call 845-266-3979 email@example.com www.Hudsonvalleyfarmhousecider.com Tickets are on sale at www.hudsonvalleyciderwassail2016.brownpapertickets.com
21 Annual Square Dance and Potluck Dinner. Live music and caller and Potluck dinner. $9 donation. Hosted by the Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association The Ulster County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building, Libertyville Road, New Paltz; 6pm-10:30pm; 845-294-9016; firstname.lastname@example.org
21 (Rain date May 22) Craft Brew Boogaloo & Hudson Valley Hullabaloo. Enjoy 150+ Craft Beers and 75+ Breweries. Gourmet food, craft vendors and live music featuring: Fife & Drom, The Sweet Clementines, Yard Sale, and The Bryan Brundige Trio. Presented by Radio Woodstock. Cantine Field, Pavilion St & Robert Moser Drive, Saugerties; Hullabaloo opens at 11am (10am with premier pass), Boogaloo 2-6pm; For info and tickets visit www.craftbrewboogaloo.com www.hvhullabaloo.com
21 (Raindate May 22) Wings and Wheels for Warriors Car Show. Join us for this event benefiting disabled American Veterans. This event will include food, beverages, music by DJ Brian, face painting, and plenty of family fun. Trophies are awarded to the top 30 vehicles and dash plaques are awarded to the first 100 entries. Spectators are free. Pre-Registration $10. Day of show $15. Plane Rides are $30/person Pre-Registration, $35/person Day of Event. Joseph Y. Resnick Airport, 199 Airport Rd., Ellenville; 9am-3pm; 845-647-9100; For more info and to register your vehicle visit www.wingsnwheelsforwarriors.com/
21, 22 The Woodstock Sidewalk Sale. Look for the bright flowers to find your favorite shops to see what they are offering on the sidewalk. Go inside to see all the new goodies, too. Have some lunch and check out a gallery. Woodstock; www.WoodstockChamber.com
21, 22 Wildflower Festival & Heirloom Seedling Sale. Native wildflowers, herbs, organic vegetables, gardening and local biodiversity. Free admission. Our insurance company says: "Pets are not invited. Sorry." Catskill Native Nursery, 607 Samsonville Road, Kerhonkson; 10am-5pm; 845-626-2758;
25 4th Annual Taste of Woodstock: Come and delight your palate with the many different tastes that Woodstock has to offer. Sample wine and food from some of the best restaurants that the Hudson Valley has to offer. When you check in, you will be served a glass of wine (or another beverage), then handed your map of the participating eateries around town. $50 admission. Proceeds from the event benefit the capital campaign of The Film Center, which serves as a hub for the Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Film Commission. The Film Center, 13 Rock City Road, Woodstock; 6-9pm; 679-4265; www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/events/tasteofwoodstock2016.php
HITS-on-the-Hudson I. World-class equestrian show jumping. Horse show competitions are held Wednesday through Sunday 8am-5pm and Grand Prix are held every Friday and Sunday afternoon. 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. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833;
27, 28, 29, 30 4th Annual Uke Fest and Concert. A family-friendly retreat for uke players of all ages and skill levels. Jamming, workshops and concerts featuring Del Rey, Ben Hassenger, Stuart Fuchs, Rachel Manke, Paul Hemmings and Gerald Ross. Concert ticket prices are $15 Adult, $10 Youth in advance (purchase online). Prices higher on the day of the concert. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge; Saturday concert at 8pm; 845-246-2121,
28 Marlborough Flea Market and Fireworks Fundraiser. Good Finds, Food, & Fun. Proceeds to go towards the Friday Night Concerts in the Park "Fireworks Fund". Cluett-Schantz Memorial Park, 1801-1805 Route 9W Milton; 10am-4pm; email@example.com or call 845- 616-7824.
28, 29, 30 Woodstock/New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair: Featuring the high quality juried creations of over 200 artists and craftspeople from across America. Features include furniture, architectural crafts, demonstrations, handcrafted specialty foods, healthcare products, and live performances by the Hudson Valley’s best musical talent. No pets please. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; Saturday & Sunday 10am-5:30pm; Monday 10am-4pm; 845-679-8087; 845-246-3414; www.quailhollow.com
29 Vegan Vitality at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. A celebration of vegan wellness and community. Drop-in yoga classes, fun demos on fermentation, vegan cheese-making, and one dozen food vendors. Free shuttle to public transit available. There will be a free sanctuary shuttle for this event departing hourly from the New Paltz Trailways bus station. Tickets are $15/advance, $20/door (tickets will be limited). Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, 2 Rescue Road (formerly Epworth Lane) High Falls; 11am-4pm; 845-247-5700; For info and tickets visit www.woodstocksanctuary.org/events/vegan-vitality
29 Rosendale Car Show 2016. Hot Rods, classics, trucks, food, vendors, trophies, 50-50 raffle, door prizes, music, motorcycles, antiques, import, and newer vehicle models. People’s Choice Voting. Ft. DJ Brian. Pre-Registration by May 27th $8, Day of $10. Free for spectators. Free Parking. Rosendale Recreation Center, Rt. 32 Rosendale; 10am-4pm; For info 845-658-8982.
30 Olive Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. In honor of the men and women who sacrificed their lives to defend the honor and principles of the United States. The parade will begin 9:30am at the West Shokan Post Office on state Route 28A and proceed to the Veterans Memorial in front of the Olive Town Hall building on Watson Hollow Road. A ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial. Music will be provided by the Onteora High School marching band. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held under the pavilion at Davis Park, which is adjacent to the Town Hall.
30 Woodstock American Legion Memorial Day Parade. Assembly will be at the Woodstock Playhouse parking grounds on State Route 212. Units participating in the parade should begin arriving at 11am. The parade will kick off at noon and proceed up Mill Hill Road to Rock City Road, stopping at the Woodstock Cemetery. After a brief ceremony, the parade will re-form down Rock City Road to Tinker Street, continuing through the village to its end on Neher Street. Parade participants are invited to the American Legion Post for refreshments after the parade. For information, call parade coordinator Kevin Verpent at 845-532-2775.
30 Kingston Memorial Day Service and Parade. Memorial Day service in front of City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston at 1pm. The parade will step off at 1:45pm on Andrews Street, next to Kingston High School, then proceed up Broadway and through the city’s Uptown business district before ending at Dietz Memorial Stadium, Kingston. For further information please contact Charles Manfro at 845-338-8785.
30 New Paltz Memorial Day Parade and Service. The parade kicks off at 6pm from the intersection of Main St and N. Manheim, proceeds down Main St., and ends by Peace Park and our Veterans Memorial with a memorial service. For more info: New Paltz VFW 845-633-8494 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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1 Deadline to Register for the Annual Family Fun & Fish Day at Kenneth Wilson State Park, Mount Tremper on June 5. DEC charges a $6 fee per car for admission to the campground -- all other activities at Family Fun and Fish Day are free. 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
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 HITS-on-the-Hudson II. World-class equestrian show jumping. Horse show competitions are held Wednesday through Sunday 8am-5pm and Grand Prix are held every Friday and Sunday afternoon. 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. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2
1-30 TRASH FEST: Marbletown 2016. A month-long series of free art and education events all centered on waste. TRASH FEST will engage the public in art projects created out of trash by artists of all disciplines. It will also offer education to the public on reduce/reuse strategies for dealing with trash. The goal is to generate a conversation about our trash in the Marbletown area and how we can better deal with it. For details and info on events CLICK HERE or email MargotRBecker@hotmail.com
2, 3, 4, 5 12th Annual Mountain Jam. One of the top music festivals in the country featuring 40 bands on 3 stages. Beck, Wilco, Avett Brothers, Gov't Mule, and Umphrey's McGee headline. The 4-day camping festival also features Train performing Led Zeppelin II, Thievery Corporation, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Franti, Courtney Barnett, Chris Robinson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lettuce, Houndmouth and many more. 4-Day, 3-Day and VIP tickets are available with or without camping, along with Single-Day tickets. Presented by Radio Woodstock & Warren Haynes. Hunter Mountain, 84 Klein Ave., Hunter; For info and tickets visit www.mountainjam.com
3, 4, 5 The Country Living Fair. We promise great shopping, seminars and demonstrations, delicious food, and a chance to meet our editors. The pages of Country Living Magazine come to life. Rain or Shine. Antiques, artisans, art, furniture, home decor & more. All exhibits are under cover. Tickets can be purchased online now and at the fair box office all the days of the fair. One day $16; Weekend Pass $20; Children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck; 10am-5pm; For info 1-800-866-500-FAIR (3247) or firstname.lastname@example.org
4 18th Annual Great Plant Swap & Sale. Bring only healthy, well cared for plants. A Master Gardener Cornell Cooperative Extension event. Forsyth Park Pavilion, 157 Lucas Avenue, Kingston; Drop off plants 9-10am. Swappers will receive vouchers for the number of plants they drop off. Swap only 11am, Swap & Sale 11:30am until all plants are gone. For guidelines on plants call Dona Crawford 340-3990 ext 335 or email email@example.com or visit our website at
4 Wallkill Valley Land Trust's 6th Historic House Tour. The tour is titled Houses on the Land: Sherwood’s Forest - Rural Lloyd from the Wetlands to the River. Tickets $35/$30 members by June 2; $40/$35 members after June 2. 10 Horse Art Center, 65 Black Creek Road, Highland; 10:30am-2pm; 845-255-2761; www.wallkillvalleylt.org
4 Book Fair at the Catskill Interpretive Center. Join dozens of local book publishers, authors and filmmakers. 10am–3pm. Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28, Mt. Tremper. 845-688-3369; www.catskillinterpretivecenter.org
5 Annual Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge. The Challenge invites riders of all ages to participate in one of four road rides: 50-mile Shawangunk Ridge Ride; 30-mile Countryside Ride; 11-mile Scenic Ride; and 5-mile Family Ride - a ride for all ages to enjoy through the scenic back roads and neighborhoods of Stone Ridge. Begins and ends at High Meadow School, 3643 Main St.(Rt. 209), Stone Ridge; 8am-3pm, times vary depending on selected ride. 845-658-4855; More details and online registration at www.ridetheridge.org
5 Annual Family Fun & Fish Day. Pack up the family and get ready for some serious outdoor fun. 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. Other family friendly activities include a barbeque, and arts and crafts under the pavilion starting at noon. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs related to the day’s activities. To enter the Kenneth Wilson State Park for free you will need to register by June 1, 2016. A list of registered attendees will be at the main gate before you enter the park. Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Kenneth Wilson State Park, 859 Wittenberg Road, Mount Tremper; noon-2:30pm; 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 4th Annual Multi-Cultural Festival. A perfect family outing with great international foods and dances and music performed by local community groups. Free admission. Sponsored by the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History. Due to the weather moved to Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston; 1-5pm; For more information call 845 338-8131; www.ucjf.org
5 Hudson Valley LGBTQ Pride March and Festival. Kicks off 1pm at New Paltz Middle School, 2 South Manheim Blvd., New Palt. March will feature Kate Pierson as our Grand Marshall. Festival will follow in Hasbrouck Park 2–4pm; There will be an after party at Bacchus following the festival. www.lgbtqcenter.org
5 Diamond Mills Wedding Expo. An afternoon of celebrations as you begin planning your big day. Enjoy property tours, menu sampling, cake tastings and top specialty vendors. Diamond Mills, 25 South Partition St., Saugerties; Noon–3pm; 845-247-0700; www.diamondmillshotel.com
June 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 HITS-on-the-Hudson III. World-class equestrian show jumping. Horse show competitions are held Wednesday through Sunday 8am-5pm and Grand Prix are held every Friday and Sunday afternoon. 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. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2
10 The 35th Annual Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic. Tee off with top companies from the upper Hudson Valley and enjoy a full day of fun including lunch, cocktail hour, dinner, raffle and fantastic auction items to bid on. $200 per golfer. Proceeds will benefit HealthAlliance Cancer Services. Sponsorships are available. Wiltwyck Golf Club, 404 Steward Lane, Kingston; Sign in 10:30am; To register visit
11 St. John’s Summer Fair & BBQ. St. John's is teaming up with Stone Pony catering to bring you a delicious summer event. Spend the morning shopping local vendors, enjoy free kids activities and petting zoo, and watch live entertainment (POOK is back!). Grab homemade eats at the lunch wagon and bid on silent auction items. At 3pm grab a seat inside for the free concert with gospel sensations John Thorpe & Truth, all the way from Rougemont, NC. Purchase dinner tickets in advance and join us after the concert. Dine in or take out 3-6pm. Chicken dinners $12, Rib dinners $14. All dinners include choice of baked potato or potato salad, coleslaw, fresh roll with butter & a homemade brownie. St. John's Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Avenue, Kingston; 11am-6pm; For info contact Cindy 845-331-2252 or email@example.com www.stjohnskingston.org
11 70th Annual Stone Ridge Library’s Annual Fair. Books, music by local musicians, plants, food, crafts, and children’s activities. There will be no shuttle bus service this year, but parking will be available at the High Meadow School, Key Bank, Express Tech Printing, George Moylan’s Funeral Home and the Marbletown Community Center and the Marbletown Elementary School. Traffic control will be provided by the NYS Troopers, Kingston Barracks. Library Lawn, 3700 Main St. (Rt. 209), Stone Ridge; 10am-3pm; For info 845-687-7023; For more information visit www.stoneridgelibrary.org
16 RUPCO's 14th Annual Celebrate Community. Meet a friend there, or make it Date Night. We've got smooth jazz by Mike DeMicco and the Lindsey Webster Band, tapas & tasters from Stone Soup Food Company, cold beer, wine, cucumber water, a silent auction goodies worth over $12,000, and the evening ender: the raflle off of the Dine Out Hudson Valley Book, worth over $1000 in local eatery gift certificates. Come enjoy a night under the stars, hanging outdoors on the Senate House lawn. Dinner tickets are $75, raffle tickets start at $10. The Senate Garage & Senate House Lawn, 6 North Front Street, Kingston; 5:30-8:30pm; For tickets and to RSVP please register here.
17,18,19,24,25,26, July 1,2,3 Woodstock Playhouse presents "Guys and Dolls". The all-time favorite musical, 'Guys and Dolls' set in New York City - known in some circles as "the perfect American Musical" - is a high-rolling Tony Award, Drama Desk & Olivier Award Winner set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, with an unlikely oddball romance unfolding in comic turn after comic turn. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town. Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets $40, $35, $32. Click here for more details about "Guys and Dolls"
June 18 Rondout Valley Garden Tour. A fundraising event benefitting the Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) and the scholarship fund of the Ulster Garden Club, and is a self-guided tour in which attendees will visit some of the area’s loveliest private gardens and other inspiring horticulture attractions using their own transportation. There will be a reception at the end of the tour hours where attendees will receive refreshments including a pint of Arrowood Farm’s home brew, a glass of NY state wine or sampling of several of their tasty beers. Advance tickets are $20 and are available online at www.rondoutvalley.org , or may be purchased at Victoria Gardens on the corner of Route 213 and Cottekill Road in Rosendale. Day-of tickets are $25 and are available at any of the tour’s three starting locations: Davenport Farms, Route 209, Stone Ridge; Saunderskill Farms, Route 209, Accord, or Victoria Gardens. Credit card payments for day-of sales at Victoria Gardens and Saunderskill Farms only. This year’s tour will run from 10am-4pm, concluding with a festive closing reception at Arrowood Farms, 236 Lower Whitfield Road, Accord; 4pm-6pm; For more info call Eric Stewart of Greenman Garden Design at 845-687-0407 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rondoutvalley.org
18 11th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day. Community information will be provided by local agencies and music, food, and lots of fun will be had throughout the day. All food and activities are free for everyone. Learn more about what resources our community agencies have to offer and enjoy a day out with your neighbors- celebrating all of the wonderful people and places that make up beautiful Midtown Kingston. This event is brought to you in partnership by the Everette Hodge Community Center; Kingston Library; Rose Women’s Care Service; UlsterCorps; Kingston Cares; Family of Woodstock Inc; Center for Creative Education; Kingston Parks Recreation; Midtown Rising; and Ulster BOCES. Everette Hodge Community Center, 15-21 Franklin St., Kingston;11am-3pm; For more information, contact Megan at 845-331-1110 or email@example.com To volunteer contact Beth at 845-331-7080×157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
18 (Rain date June 19) Woodstock Area Garden Tour. Eight beautiful private gardens in the Woodstock. The tour is a benefit by Bird-On-A-Cliff Theatre Company for this summer’s Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Tickets $30/$25 in advance. Maps may be picked up at the Woodstock Shakspeare Festival Stage, 45 Comeau Drive, Woodstock; Map pickup 9:30-11am; Tour 10am-3pm; 845-247-4007; To purchase tickets visit www.birdonacliff.org
18 46th Annual Strawberry Festival. Features self-guided tours of the museum exhibit "Hunting & Fishing in Esopus Past." Barbeque, strawberry deserts, 50/50 raffle, live music, White elephant Table. Admission: $12 Adult, $8 Children 4-10 years old, 3 years old and under free. Klyne Esopus Museum, 764 Broadway (Rt 9W), Ulster Park; noon-3pm; www.klyneesopusmuseum.us
18 Retro Rally 5th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show. This year it is an evening event and with a tiki party / beach theme. Live music and entertainment. Prizes. Cornell Street Studio, 168 Cornell Street, Kingston; 845-594-4428 or email email@example.com To register your vehicle click here.
18 Motorcyclists Ride for Children with Autism. Bikers from around the Hudson Valley are coming together for a fundraising ride, in recognition of the Center for Spectrum Services’ 40th anniversary of helping students with autism, and for the many years beyond that it will provide clinical and education services to students with autism and their families. Registered riders get a free kick-start breakfast at Woodstock Harley Davidson or Hot Shotz in Kerhonkson, an Official Autism Ride Pin, stops and visits at Spectrum Services Ellenville and Kingston schools, and entrance to the Blow-Out BBQ after the ride. Sponsored by Woodstock-Harley Davidson Please RSVP. The registration donation is $25, and $10 per passenger (cars welcome, too). To get more details about the ride and to RSVP click here
18 3rd Annual Basket Bingo. Benefit for the kids in Ulster County. $15 includes 15 game cards (1 pack ) & door prize ticket, additional game cards $5 each. Refreshments & food will be available. Hosted by Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc. VFW, 708 East Chester St., Kingston; Doors open at noon, Bingo begins at 1pm; For more information call 845-338-8750.
19 Seventh Annual New Paltz Challenge Run 2016. Participants choose from Half Marathon, Family 5K or Kid’s 1-mile fun run. Proceeds go to New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce and community projects. Gilded Otter, 3 Main St., New Paltz; 7:30am for the 1/2 marathon, 8am kid’s fun run, and 8:30am 5K; To register visit www.newpaltzchallenge.com
19 Second Annual Diversity Parade & Let’s Move! Ulster: This year’s theme is "DIVERSITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER!" Dress as your favorite super heroes and help us show that DIVERSITY is our strength and should be embraced and celebrated. Presented by Center for Creative Education (CCE). Academy Green Park, 238 Clinton Ave., Kingston; 2pm-6:30pm; www.facebook.com/LetsMoveUlster www.cce4me.org
21 The Hudson Valley Craft Brew Fest Presents: Beer, Bourbon, & Bacon. Live music, craft and food vendors. For a limited time, you can purchase ticket to the event at an exclusive discount. These advanced discount tickets will offer you a discount prior to paying at the gate. No one under 21 will be admitted. This event is rain or shine. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck; Gates will open at 2pm; For info and tickets www.beerbourbonbacon.com
June 22 Summer Solstice Run. 14K trail run starts at Lake Minnewaska and runs along incredible cliffs (Castle Point), circles pristine glacial lakes (Lake Awosting), and through blooming mountain laurel. This is one of the most beautiful runs, anywhere. Fund Raiser for the Lou Gross Memorial Fund. Pre-registration $15, Day-Of-Event $20. Minnewaska parking $10. Minnewaska State Park, 5281 Route 44-55, Kerhonkson; Registration 5pm, Race 6:30pm; To register online visit www.shawangunkrunners.com
24,25,26, July 1,2,3 Woodstock Playhouse presents "Guys and Dolls". The all-time favorite musical, 'Guys and Dolls' set in New York City - known in some circles as "the perfect American Musical" - is a high-rolling Tony Award, Drama Desk & Olivier Award Winner set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, with an unlikely oddball romance unfolding in comic turn after comic turn. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town. Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets $40, $35, $32. Click here for more details about "Guys and Dolls"
25 Hudson Valley Celtic Festival. Watch 60 soloists perform for the judges and 11 Bagpipe & Drum Bands compete for awards. Enjoy Irish music & dance. Ethnic & Festival foods & vendors. All bands play & march together at 5pm - it's a sight to behold! Eat, drink, & be merry until 8pm. Outdoors on scenic grounds with mountain views. Held on the grounds of the Hudson Valley Sportsdome, 240 Milton Turnpike, Milton, NY 12547 (Ulster County); 8am - 8pm; www. HudsonValleyCelticFestival.com
25 Hudson River Day. Annual celebration of the river featuring heritage vessels, local vendors, river and history-related nonprofits, children’s activities, live music, food and more. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; 10am-5pm; 845-338-0071; www.hrmm.org
June 25, 26 The Rhinebeck Arts Festival. Two-hundred of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople are coming together in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley. This diverse experience includes unique art, live music from the award winning Lindsey Webster Band, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, craft demonstrations, interactive experiences and family activities. The two-day festival draws passionate, arts conscious visitors from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from the Tri-State area and beyond to partake in adventurous shopping and meet jury-selected, modern American makers from 25 states. Rain or Shine. Admission $10, Seniors (65 and up) $9, Kids 6-16 $4, under 6 free. No pets allowed on site. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck; Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm; Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck; For info & directions call 845-331-1337 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.artrider.com/#!rhinebeck-arts-festival-2016/cdf3
26 11th Annual Tour de Kingston. Bike ride distances for all level of riders. Pre-registration $30, Day-of-Event $50. 5-mile Family Ride free. Forsyth Park, 157 Lucas Ave., Kingston; 8am-2pm; www.facebook.com/TourDeKingston www.tourdeulster.com
30 YMCA Farm Project Farm to Fork. Join us at this unique and delicious multi-course dinner on the beautiful grounds of Kingston’s home grown Farm. Well-known chef Jamie Parry of Another Fork in the Road will prepare an al fresco, family style dinner featuring locally sourced, sustainably grown and harvested cuisine. Beer, wine and specialty cocktails by Stephen Thomas are included. Enjoy live music by Lauren McDonald & Ben Hemmendinger. Celebrate our community’s access to chemical-free, delicious Kingston grown produce. Support the Farm’s programs that empower our youth and reinvigorate midtown Kingston. All proceeds directly fund youth educational programming and farm stand operations. Space is limited so reserve your seat. Dinner reservations are $100 each and special group discount rates are available. Kingston YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston; 5:30-8:30pm; For more information contact KayCee Wimbish 845-332-2927; To make reservations visit www.kingstonymcafarmproject.org/farmtofork
June 30, July 1, 2 Hudson Valley Comedy Festival. More than 50 performers of comedy and 60 films over three days. Takes place at various venues in Kingston and Saugerties; www.hudsonvalleycomedy.com
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1 (Rain date July 8) New Paltz Independence Day Celebration. Music, food and festivities, and fireworks at dusk. Musical performances by The Saints of Swing and Soul Purpose. Ulster County Fairgrounds, Libertyville Rd., New Paltz; Grounds open at 5 pm, fireworks begin after dusk; Interested in volunteering or vending? Please call Kathy Preston at 255-0604 x 126.
1, 2 Hudson Valley Comedy Festival. More than 50 performers of comedy and 60 films over three days. Takes place at various venues in Kingston and Saugerties; www.hudsonvalleycomedy.com
1,2,3 Woodstock Playhouse presents "Guys and Dolls". The all-time favorite musical, 'Guys and Dolls' set in New York City - known in some circles as "the perfect American Musical" - is a high-rolling Tony Award, Drama Desk & Olivier Award Winner set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, with an unlikely oddball romance unfolding in comic turn after comic turn. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town. Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets $40, $35, $32. Click here for more details about "Guys and Dolls"
2 Walkway Fireworks Celebration. The premier view of spectacular fireworks. Bring your chairs, flashlights and snacks. Walkway members receive 20% off tickets. Walkway Over the Hudson, 87 Haviland Road, Highland; 6:30-11:30pm; 845-454-9649; www.walkway.org
2 Let Freedom Ring: Independence Day Celebration at Senate House State Historic Site. A Patriotic ceremony, guided tours and a performance by The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice Choir. Ben Franklin will be present with some science experiments and hands-on activities. You can also try your hand at 18th-century games or toys. Free hot dogs, lemonade and ice tea will be available. Senate House, 296 Fair St., Kingston; 11am-3pm; 845-338-2786; www.senatehousekingston.org
3 Highland’s Celebration/Fireworks. Old-fashioned fun and fireworks. Live music by Americana Oak Band and DJ Rick Knight. Local food vendors, games, bounce castle and fireworks at dark. Town Field (behind the Methodist Church), Vineyard and Main Streets., Highland; 6-10pm; For info contact Kate at 845-691-2144 ext 100 or
3 9th Annual July Jamboree 2016. Meet over 300 rescued farmed animals and enjoy award-winning vegan food trucks and booths, live music, and kids’ activities. Bestselling author Terry Hope Romero will also be presenting around her new cookbook, Protein Ninja. Advance tickets are encouraged. Event proceeds directly benefit the Sanctuary’s rescue, shelter and outreach work for farmed animals. $40 carpool discount (up to 5 adults or children); $20 general admission; $5 kids 12 and under; 11am-4pm. For more information and to purchase tickets call 845-247-5700 or visit www.woodstocksanctuary.org
3 Sausage & Cider Festival. Join us to sample over 15 styles of unique small batch Craft hard ciders made using apples grown in the Hudson River valley exclusively for this event. Hudson Valley Sausage company will be on hand grilling up a variety of sausages for sale along with the Cake Artist cafe with great bite size dessert options. Great ciders, tasty food and live music, the perfect addition to a July 4th weekend. Advance tickets $24. Bad Seed Cider Co., 43 Baileys Gap Rd., Highland; Ticketed events noon-3pm, and 4-7pm; Badseedcider@yahoo.com For tickets visit www.badseedhardcider.com/#!events/c66t
4 Kingston’s 4th of July Fireworks and Celebration. Food, music, and activities at the Strand Park during the day. Fireworks will take place at dusk. Sponsored by Mainetti, Mainetti and O’Connor. T.R. Gallo Park, West Strand, Rondout, Kingston; Fireworks 9:30pm; www.kingstonhappenings.org/events/city-of-kingstons-4th-of-july-fireworks/
4 Saugerties 4th of July Parade and Fireworks. The Saugerties Fire Department will be putting on another great 4th of July parade. And a spectacular fireworks display will commence at dusk,at Cantine Field. Firemen's inspection (8:30am on Main Street). Line-up for the Parade is 10am. and step-off is at 11am. The line-up is along Washington Avenue, across from the High School grounds. It winds through the Village, and finishes at Cantine Field. Parking is available for parade participants in the Kiwanis Ice Arena parking lot.
At dusk, the always-amazing fireworks display will take place. Village of Saugerties; For info regarding the parade contact Dave Mason at 845-246-9701or email@example.com , for info regarding the Fireworks email Sandi Albelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or
8 48th Annual Kingston Children’s Day Parade. This year’s theme is Lego. Parade route is from Pine Grove Avenue up Broadway to Clinton Avenue to West Brook Place and ending at Kingston Plaza. Assembly starts at 4:30pm and kickoff is at 6pm; 845-481-7332; www.kingston-ny.gov
July 8, 9, 10 Soyuzivka 10th Annual Festival. Largest Ukranian cultural festival in the United States. A weekend of music and dance. Friday evening gala. Beer garden, zabavas and more. Soyuzivka Heritage Center, 216 Foordmore Road, Kerhonkson; 845-626-5641; For more info visit www.soyuzivka.com
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Woodstock Playhouse presents "Disney's Beauty and the Beast". The classic animated movie, 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast' originally made its debut on the Broadway stage in 1994 and ran straight through 2007. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be lovedthe curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Tickets $40, $35, $32;
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00pm; Click here for more details about "Disney's Beauty and the Beast"
9 HITS Kingston Triathlon. Swim in pristine Williams Lake, bike to the majestic Ashokan Reservoir and run on the historic Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Races include open, sprint, Olympic, half and full. Williams Lake, 424 Williams Lake Road, Kingston; www.hitstriathlonseries.com
9 12th Annual Secret Gardens Tour. Visit seven private gardens in Kingston this year. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club, Friends of Historic Kingston and the Ulster County SPCA. Tickets $20 can be purchased at Herzog’s True Value, Kingston Plaza, Kingston and Smith Hardware, 227 Main St., Saugerties; 10:30am-4:30pm; www.facebook.com/SecretGardensTour
9 66th Annual Hurley Stone House Day. Tour America’s older private homes in a National Historic Landmark hamlet. Costumed guides, craft demonstrations, children’s activities, militia and historic reenactors, cafeteria, antique and art sale. Tickets $20 adults, $15 seniors and $2 kids. Free parking. Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St., Hurley;10-4pm; 845-331-7228; www.stonehouseday.org
9 Protecting Monarchs and Pollinators: We All Have a Part to Play. The Butterfly Lady, Maraleen Manos-Jones, will share updates on the flight and plight of the monarch butterfly and efforts to save them. Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28, Mt. Tremper; 1-3pm; 845-688-3369; www.catskillinterpretivecenter.org
9 Fifth Annual Meatball Contest. Chefs from the local area take part in this friendly competition. Enter the contest for $25. Door prizes and raffles. Tickets to taste $5. Mulry Hall, St. Peter’s Parish, 1017 Keator Ave., Rosendale; 5-7:30pm; For more information, call Lisa Padilla-Hansen at 845-389-8698; www.stpeterrosendale.org
9 20th Anniversary Celebration of the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope. Be the first to view our new kaleidoshow, Star Dust, and the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope Exhibit and Gallery for free. Attend Kaleidoscope Making workshops and join Woodstock Drum Circle workshops and jam sessions. Plus Tarot Card readings, face painting, a live remote and giveaways presented by WDST Radio, great food, music and more. It’s a day of kaleidofun for the entire family. Emerson Resort & Spa, 5340 Route 28, Mt. Tremper; 10am-5pm; For more info and registration call 845-688-2828, ext. 7654; For a schedule of events visit
10 13th Annual Sawyer Motors Car Show. “The Best Little Car Show in the Northeast.” Over 500 cars including hot rods, classics antiques and muscle cars. Non-stop entertainment, music and kids’ activities. Fifty trophies to car-show participants. Held on Main and Partition Streets, Saugerties;1-5pm; 845-246-3412; www.sawyermotorscarshow.com
10 Old-Fashioned Pig Roast BBQ and Music Fest. On the menu will be expertly roasted, locally-raised pig complemented by sauerkraut and pineapple, corn on the cob, salads, soft drinks and dessert. This is a joint fundraiser by the Ulster County Historical Society and Saugerties Historical Society. Tickets are available in advance, or at the door. Pricing is as follows: $20/adult advance purchase; $25/adult at the door and $10/child, aged 5-10. Sponsored by Price Chopper, Hannaford's Stores, Adams Fairacre Farms, Stewarts Shops, Saunderskill Farms and local restaurants such as the Village Dinner. The Kiersted House, 119 Main Street, Saugerties; noon-5pm. For information on where to buy tickets at a local business or to purchasetickets online visit www.ulstercountyhs.org
12 Food Bank Farm Stand's Chef Challenge: Salad Edition. Chefs and faculty from the Culinary Institute of America and local restaurants compete to create dishes from food pantry staples along with Hudson Valley farm produce "mystery ingredients." Hands-on activities about food and health for all ages. Free. People's Place Food Pantry & Thrift Store,17 St. James Street, Kingston; 9am-noon; 845-338-4030; www.peoplesplaceuc.org
July 15, 16, 17 Shandaken Art Studio Tour. Explore artists' open studios, fine and functional art and outdoor sculpture by over 35 artists. 60 Main St., Phoenicia; Storytelling Friday 7pm, Open Studios Saturday and Sunday 10am –5pm, Artist reception and concert by "Jude & Jon" at The Arts Upstairs, starring Jude Roberts, Jon Coghill and Priscilla Bright Saturday 6-9pm; 845- 688-2977; www.shandakenart.com
16 High Falls Fair Day. An annual celebration of small-town life returns. Admission is free to this town-wide festival of food, music, crafts, games and wholesome rural fun for adults and children alike. Vendor booth and table spaces are available for this event. Fees are $45 for vendors. Food vendors are $125. Fair Day will take place, rain or shine, and is sponsored by The High Falls Civic Association. Rt. 213, High Falls; 11am-5pm; To reserve now, download a vendor application from the HFCA website at www.highfallscivic.org or contact HFCA President June Mastropietro at 845-220-7203 or email@example.com
16 Hudson Valley Mustang’s 33rd Annual Car Show: 17 classes, 54 awards. Raffles and concessions. Rain or shine. Robert E. Post Park, Park Road, Kingston; 10am-4pm; 845-473-7329; www.facebook.com/HVMustangAssoc
16 13th Annual Gardiner 5K Classic Run/Walk and BBQ. Benefit for Gardiner Fire Department and Rail Trail. Registration $25 adults, $10 kids. George Majestic Memorial Park, Muphy’s Lane, Gardiner; Race starts 6:30pm, Kid’s Fun Run starts 7:30pm; 845-255-5887; For more info and to register visit www.gardinerfireandrescue.org
16 Catskills Contra Dance Party and BBQ. Open to everyone. It’s the perfect way for people interested in the music and dance camps to get a “taste” of the experience and a fun way for campers to kick off Ashokan’s Northern Week. Purchase dance and BBQ tickets online $35. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 6pm; 845-657-8333; www.ashokancenter.org
16 A Special Benefit Concert: Benefit Why Can’t We Serve. A concert and silent auction will benefit the “Why Can’t We Serve” documentary project, featuring performances by Amy Fradon, Leslie Ritter with Cathie Malach, Marc Black and Michael Esposito. The suggested donation is $20. The evening will also feature a silent auction of gift items, works of art, services, and a mini-vacation. All proceeds will fund a full-length documentary, directed by Marty Klein, promoting the inclusion of wounded warriors and people with disabilities in military service. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock; Doors open 7pm, concert 8pm; www.whycantweserve.com
17 27th Annual Krazy Quacker Duck Race. Boats designed, crafted and raced by the kids. Presented by Phoenicia Rotary. Five winners receive $1,000, $500, $250, $100 and $100 prizes. Tickets $10, 3 for $25 or 7 for $50. Main Street Bridge (Stony Clove Creek), Phoenicia; Kid’s Regatta 1pm, Duck Race 1:30pm; 845-254-3323.
17, 18 The Woodstock Jewish Congregation's 2016 Annual Yard Sale. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock; Sunday 9am-4pm and Monday 9am-2pm; For info call 845-679-9049.
July 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 HITS-on-the-Hudson IV. World-class equestrian show jumping. Horse show competitions are held Wednesday through Sunday 8am-5pm and Grand Prix are held every Friday and Sunday afternoon. 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. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833;
22, 23, 24 Hudson Valley Chalk Festival. Looking for a fun free event this summer? Bring your family and friends and join us and 23 of the top professional street painters from around the world, as well as many local artists transforming the upper parking lot of Water Street Market into a work of art. Over 10,000 people will join us for live music, free face painting, a chalk car, cornhole, and an open chalking area along with all the unique shops at Water Street Market. 10 Main St., New Paltz; 9am-Dusk; www.hudsonvalleychalkfestival.com/ www.facebook.com/HVchalkfestival
Woodstock Playhouse presents "Disney's Beauty and the Beast". The classic animated movie, 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast' originally made its debut on the Broadway stage in 1994 and ran straight through 2007. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be lovedthe curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Tickets $40, $35, $32;
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00pm; Click here for more details about "Disney's Beauty and the Beast"
23 Crazy Race and Festival. Build a racer from a garbage can, flower pot or anything you can imagine and race down Main St. (No motors please). Enjoy the band "Wyld Blu" and there will be vendors lining both sides of the street. Main Street, Tannersville; 11am-4pm, race time 2pm; 518-858-9094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
23 85th Annual Woodstock Library Fair. A great Woodstock tradition that offers something for everyone! Beginning with a children’s parade and Maypole dance, the Fair’s theme is “Welcome to Dreamworld” all day long. From new attractions in the Children’s area to the wonderful Great Expectations 1st Prize: VIP Night At The Museum, a sleepover for 4 at The American Museum of Natural History. Plus Midnight Ramble tickets, Woodstock Vacation Packages and dinner at The Rainbow Room. Clothing at rummage prices, thousands of books, great Fair food, plus beer and wine to quench your thirst. Pure fun. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock; 10am-4pm; 845-679-2213; email@example.com
23 Open Days Program Garden Tour: Ulster County. Explore five private gardens in Phoenicia, Saugerties, and Willow, open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Featuring deer-resistant plantings, natural and carved stone accents, a European-influenced kitchen herb garden and vegetable gardens, an Asian-style screened pavilion, and a shade garden with thousands of astilbe and hosta, and a stone staircase along a stream. Begin at the Donald Elder & Richard Suma Garden, or see website for additional locations. $7 per garden/children 12 & under free. The Donald Elder & Richard Suma Garden, 31 Adams Street, Saugerties; 10am-4pm; 888-842-2442;
July 26 HITS Tuesday I. World-class equestrian show jumping. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2
27, 28, 29, 30, 31 HITS-on-the-Hudson V: EQUUS Foundation Best Performance Competition. World-class equestrian show jumping. Horse show competitions are held Wednesday through Sunday 8am-5pm and Grand Prix are held every Friday and Sunday afternoon. 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. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2
29, 30, 31 Woodstock Playhouse presents "Cherry's Patch". Set in a Brooklyn Firehouse, this powerful play by Ron Scott Stevens brings to light a respect for and awareness of firefighters; humanizing the heroes, that we might appreciate the invisible struggles of their lives and the disruption of order in the firehouse spurred on by cutbacks and politics. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the support of local firefighters and their families in our community. Tickets $40, $35, $32;
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00pm;
Click here for more details about "Cherry's Patch"
30 Art4TheEnd Benefit. The exhibit will feature more than 20 regional artists in a variety of mediums who are joining forces for the end of child abuse. There will be a $10 donation at the door. 50% of art sales benefits Rainbird. There will be a cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment by Charles Wellcome of The Wellcome Home Band. Rainbird Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to the end of child abuse. Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston; 5-9pm; www.rainbirdfoundation.org For artist’s bios and event details www.facebook.com/Art4TheEnd-1284512744897454/
30, 31 Woodstock Riding Club 1st Annual Camp-out. The camp-out is open to anyone who would like to attend. You do not need to be a member of the riding club or own a horse. Please come as a family & get to know other horse-loving families in the area. All minors must be accompanied by a parent. No alcohol or fires will be allowed. Please be prepared to come as a family – this is not a drop-off event. We will meet at the grounds in the late afternoon on Saturday for a horseback riding, games, singing & shenanigans. Please bring instruments if you have them. On Sunday we will all take care of our own families for breakfast & the kids can have free time to ride. At 11am Nancy Locke will be running drill teams & games with the kids & horses. Don’t miss this family fun weekend with horses. Woodstock Riding Club. 16 Broadview Road, Woodstock; For more info or the join us please call Christina at 688-2044;
30, 31 Bounty of the Hudson. This two-day wine and food festival will celebrate the wines of the Hudson Valley, fresh local produce and epicurean treats from local restaurants. Live music will also be featured. Visitors will enjoy side-by-side tastings of the region’s finest wines. Help us celebrate with up to 20 of the Hudson Valley’s finest winemakers. Sample local Hudson Valley cheese, honey, baked goods, and of course the best of the valley’s produce as live music wafts through the courtyard. Local food vendors will be on hand, selling foods of all types. Tickets include a souvenir Shawangunk Wine Trail wine glass. Limited tickets will be available at the door: $38 for tasters, tax included. Your ticket is valid for one day of the event. Bounty of the Hudson is an adult oriented event. You must be 21 or over to attend. Applewood Winery, 82 Four Corners Road, Warwick; Noon-5pm; For tickets visit
31 22nd Anniversary Poker Run and Car Cruise. What is a Poker Run you ask? Vehicles will be given a set of clues that take them on a route through the Catskills through various checkpoints collecting cards to complete a poker hand. The final stop is at the Woodstock Clubhouse for an all you can eat Barbecue Lunch and Car Show. Awards will be given to the best hand and other categories. Admission is $10 per person and is open to any and all vehicles. Not up for the run but still want to enjoy lunch and see the vehicles roll in? Simply come to the clubhouse at noon and enjoy. Mountain Valley Manor, 397 Wilbur Ave., Kingston; Poker Run registration 10am-noon; (845) 339-4070; Click Here for more details
31 ARTS in the Garden. Enjoy potluck goodies, arts and crafts, music and dance performances in the abundance of Shandaken Community Gardens. Phoenicia Elementary School, off Rt. 214, Phoenicia; 3-5pm; 845-202-1117; www.Shandakencommunitygardens.org
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2 HITS Tuesday II. World-class equestrian show jumping. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2
2, 3, 4 Senate House Camp: Special program for children ages 8 – 12 to learn about life in 18th century Kingston. Activities include tending the vegetable garden, hearthside cooking, making delft tiles, churning butter, playing games and more. Fee $90 per child. Space is limited. The Senate House, 296 Fair Street, Kingston; 10am-2pm; To register please call 845-338-2786.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 129th Ulster County Fair. Pay One Price: $15 includes all mid-way rides, shows & entertainment. Children 36″ and taller will require a wrist band. Free parking. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; Opens at 10am each day, except Tuesday when gates open at 4pm for Carload Night. 845-255-1380, 845-255-1701; www.ulstercountyfair.com
3 HealthAlliance Foundation Golf Classic: 18-hole, 4-person scramble. $145 per player includes continental breakfast, lunch and BBQ buffet. Apple Greens Golf Course, 161 South St., Highland. Registration 8am, shotgun start 9am. To register, call HealthAlliance Foundation at 845-334-2760 or visit www.foundationupdate.org
3, 4 , 5, 6, 7 NY Horse & Pony Show (VI). $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Saturday and Saturday & Sunday Children's Hunter Pony Final on Saturday & Sunday. World-class equestrian show jumping. Horse show competitions are held Wednesday through Sunday 8am-5pm and Grand Prix are held every Friday and Sunday afternoon. 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. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833;
4, 5, 6, 7 The Phoenicia International 2016 Festival of the Voice. The Festival celebrates the human voice in all its multi-faceted glory. This year's festival will celebrate Shakespeare and the British Isles. Times and ticket prices vary. At multiple venues, all within walking distance of each other in Phoenicia; For info and tickets call 845-802-5266; or visit www.phoeniciavoicefest.com
5 4th Annual Putt Fore Paws. This Golf Tournament is hosted by and is a benefit for the Ulster County SPCA. It promises to be a fun day for a great cause. Join as a Foursome, Twosome or individually. Space is limited so register today. Apple Greens Golf Course, 161 South St., Highland; Registration / Continental Breakfast 8am, Shotgun Start 9am; www.ucspca.org/upcoming-events/putt-fore-paws-2016
5,6,7,12,13,14,19,20,21 Woodstock Playhouse presents "Pippin". Extraordinary searches for a place in the world in the musical tale of 'Pippn' which originally made its debut on the Broadway stage in 1972. The Leading Player and a troupe of players tell the story of the heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin, who is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. Tickets $40, $35, $32;
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00pm; Click here for more details about "Pippin"
6 Zena Firehouse Bake Sale and Free Child Safety Seat Clinic. Come early as we are noted for our home made goodies and items sell out quickly. Also most child safety seats are used the wrong way. Ensure that your child's car seat is installed properly and that you know how to secure them in the seat to provide optimum safety. Technicians will be on hand to provide installation, instruction and information. Support your local volunteer fire department. All money received from the bake sale will be used toward the purchase of equipment needed to better serve the community and keep our fire personnel safe. Hosted by The Woodstock Fire Department Company 4 (Zena) Ladies Auxiliary. Zena Firehouse, Corner of Zena and Sawkill Roads, Woodstock; 10am-3pm; For info call Roberta Houst at 845-399-1957.
August 6 Hudson Valley Distillers Cocktails In Clermont Event To Announce Release of New Chancellor's Malt Whisky. Chancellor’s Malt Whisky is the first Malt Whisky release from Hudson Valley Distillers. Distilled with NY grains, this is truly a small batch New York whisky. Complimentary tour, cocktail samples, and local food in a family friendly atmosphere.
Live music by Hickory Smoked Band & Shoestring Band
Enjoy local beer and wine. Guest appearance by Brandi from WRRV 96.9 from 2-4pm. Hudson Valley Distillers, LLC,
1727 Route 9, Clermont, New York 12526, 12noon-6pm; 518-537-6820; www.facebook.com/events/1033592393401372
6 A Benefit for Maverick Concerts. J.S. Bach: Musical selections. Philip Glass: from Etudes and Metamorphosis. Schubert: Sonata in B-flat major. Reserved seats are $65, General Admission $35. Regular Maverick tickets from tickets books are not valid for this event and there is no "Rock Bottom" seating. Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock; 6pm; 845-679-8217; www.maverickconcerts.org
6 The March of Champions 21st Drum & Bugle Competition. The competition, to benefit the Children's Home of Kingston. Dietz Stadium, 76 North Front Street, Kingston; Gates open at 5:30pm, Opening Ceremonies 7pm; For information call Gwen McCann 845-331.1448 x 1122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
6, 7 Annual Midsummer Festival. Celebrate the glory of summer. Participate in workshops and performances spanning such themes as Permaculture, Sustainability, and Plant Wisdom. Storytelling and local musical acts will entertain on 2 stages, culminating with a performance by It's Not Night; It's Space and the traditional burning of the Wicker Man. Attendees may spend the night and camp out. Wake up to Yoga and Wellnessworkshops on Sunday. Price: $25 Saturday General Admission, $35 both days and camping Sunday-only tickets available. Center For Symbolic Studies, 475 River Road Ext., New Paltz; Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-3pm; 845-658-8540, 845-825-4437, Festivals@symbolicstudies.org www.symbolicstudies.org www.cssfestivals.org
7 (Rain date August 14) Annual Car Show Benefiting The Heart of The Catskills Humane Society. This is always a fun event for the participants, staff and spectators alike, in beautiful surroundings. In addition to the beautiful classic cars on display, all can enjoy the great food and shops at The Emerson and, of course, the HCHS table featuring adorable pets for adoption. Trophies will be awarded. DJ Brian will provide the entertainment. Interested in displaying your car at this event? Registration fees for the show cars is $12 if received by July 21 or $15 the day of the show. Fill out a sign up sheet here www.heartofthecatskills.org/pdf/car-show-2016.pdf Parking and spectators are free. The Emerson Resort and Spa, 5340 Route 28, Mt. Tremper; 9am-3pm; Car Show contact is Perry Orshan 201-638-2270 or email RR540@aol.com ; Emerson Resort 877-688-2828, www.emersonresort.com ; Heart of the Catskills 607-746-3080, www.heartofthecatskills.org
7 59th Annual Saugerties Antique Auto Show. Awards will be given to top 25 plus seven other categories. No spectator fee. Breakfast and lunch will be available as well as a flea market and a DJ playing music. Rain or Shine. Cantine Field, Saugerties 10am-3:30pm; Rich Flaherty 845-337-8426 or Irene DeGraff 845-679-6810.
9 Gaelic Music. Enjoy an evening of singing and dancing. Tickets $25. 7pm. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), 97 Broadway, Kingston; 7pm; 845-338-0333; www.facebook.com/ASKforArts/
August 11 Hudson Valley Magazine Burger & Beer Bash. The fourth annual Hudson Valley Magazine Burger & Beer Bash brings together all the greatest elements of summer: juicy burgers, cold beer, live music and competition. The Beer and Burger Bash will host local restaurants whose specialty includes burgers. The beer will be flowing, the grills will be hot, and guests will enjoy it all along with live music, great views of the river, and good company. Single tickets: $50, day of tickets: $55, party pack of 10 single tickets $450. Dutchess Stadium, 1500 NY-9D, Wappingers Falls; 6-10pm; Tickets and more information at
12 Opening Show for the Saugerties Art Tour. For a real preview of the art on the Tour, come to the opening of our group show. The Gallery at Opus 40, 50 Fite Road, Saugerties; 5-7pm; www.saugertiesarttour.com
12, 13, 14 Dance Performances with MICRO. Your touch generates sound, and lights up 200 spheres in our interactive public art installation MICROThere will be two short dance performances with the installation as well. TR Gallo Park, Rondout, Kingston; 6pm-10pm (noon- 10pm Sunday), 8pm Dance Performances Saturday & Sunday; www.purringt.com/micro-in-kingston-2016
13 Ellenville Blueberry Festival. Live music all day, 185-plus vendors, crafts, goods, variety of delicious food, blueberry pies and goodies. Blueberry pie contest. Children’s entertainment. No pets. Rain or shine. Canal Street and Liberty Square, Ellenville; 9am-4pm; 845-647-4620;
13 Fourth Annual Artists on the Street. All-day plein air event showcasing the talents of more than 20 renowned Hudson Valley artists and the chance to watch and engage with local artists as they work, creating paintings and watercolors inspired by the landscape of the National Historic Landmark District. 81 Huguenot St., New Paltz; 11am-5pm; 845-255-1660; www.huguenotstreet.org
13 Cajun & Square Dance Party & BBQ. Open to everyone. The perfect way to get a taste of music and dance camps and a kickoff to Ashokan’s Southern Week. Enjoy a sumptuous BBQ dinner, great music by Jay & Molly and friends and dancing. Purchase Dance and/or BBQ tickets online. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 6pm; 845-246-2121; www.ashokan.org/concertsfestivals/
13 Sunflower Art Festival. Live art, music, fresh food, local artisans come together to celebrate art, music and community. Free. Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery, 14 Gristmill Lane, Gardiner; 10am-dusk; For more info call 845-633-8734 or visit www.sunflowerartfestival.com www.tuthilltown.com/event/sunflower-art-festival-2
13, 14 Annual Saugerties Artists Studio Tour. Art comes in all media and styles, and Saugerties has whatever you’re looking for. Artists working with a wide variety of materials that include the expected and unexpected, will open their doors for a free tour. You can see examples of their work at www.saugertiesarttour.com , then pick up one of our maps, and plan your visits to the studios of your choice for an up-close look into their creative lifestyles and processes. Maps will be available starting in mid-July and can be picked up at the Saugerties Tourist Information Booth (Rte. 212 across from the Northbound NYS Thruway entrance) and Smith Hardware, 227 Main St., Saugerties and other area business locations. See our website for listings. For a real preview of the art on the Tour, come to the opening of our group show on Friday, August 12th at The Gallery at Opus 40, 50 Fite Road, Saugerties; 7pm. All of our events are free and open to the public. Opus 40 and some of the studios are handicap accessible. Multiple locations, Saugerties; 10am-6pm; For more information call 845-246-7493 or email email@example.com www.saugertiesarttour.com
14 21st Annual Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby. Artist-designed wheeled sculptures, prizes, street performers, music and food. Lower Broadway and Spring Street, Kingston; Check in and assembly at 10am, cars roll at noon; 845-339-2996; www.kingstonartistsoapboxderby.com/\ www.Facebook.com/KingstonArtistSoapBoxDerby
15 On Course for a Cure. 39th annual YMCA/Wiltwyck Pro-Am golf tournament. There will be an awards presentation and dinner directly after golf at the Wiltwyck Golf Course. $200 pro/$150 amatuers, Dinner guest $75. Wiltwyck Golf Club, 404 Steward Lane, Kingston; 9:30am; 845- 331-0700; www.ymcaulster.org www.wiltwyck.org
18 3rd Annual Preschool Expo. The Expo will showcase the wide variety of resources available in Ulster County for families with children ages 3 - 5. The event will provide ideas and referrals for educational, social, and recreational activities as well as information on health issues and nutrition. There will be activities, games and giveaways for families. Hosted by The YWCA Ulster County, the event will be held at Magic Circle School, Ulster BOCES, 727 Grant Ave., Port Ewen; 3-7pm; For more info call 845-338-6844 x110 or visit www.facebook.com/events/1196291330401324.
August 18, 19, 20 40th Annual St. Joseph’s Festa. Family fair with rides and food, games of skill and chance, craft booths and music. St. Joseph's Church, 34 S. Chestnut St., New Paltz; 6-11pm; 845-255-5635; www.stjosephnewpaltz.org/
19 Walkway Member Moonwalk. Enjoy the Full Sturgeon Moon. Both East (Poughkeepsie) and West (Highland) approaches will be open. Admission is complimentary for Walkway Members. Non-members are asked to contribute $5. Walkway Over The Hudson, 87 Haviland Road, Highland; 7:30-9:30pm; www.walkway.org
19, 20, 21 Hudson Valley Ribfest. The region’s largest, most unique barbecue festival and contest. The three-day Hudson Valley RibFest is actually three events in one – a food festival, a music festival, and a sanctioned Barbeque Contest where winners can advance to the national finals in Kansas City. The Hudson Valley RibFest is part of the Empire State BBQ Championship challenge. For additional details see visit www.empirestatebbqchampionship.com Highland Rotary Club presents the Ribfest and it’s main sponsor is Hannaford Supermarkets. Tickets for Ribfest are $7, under 12 free. One day advance tickets are available at all area Hannaford Supermarkets for $5. One day tickets are also available on line. Use code BBQ4Me for a 20% OFF. Fantastic line up of entertainment for the entire family. The party starts on Friday with Rock N’ Roll and the best backyard BBQ in New York. At 6:30pm Alison Peratikos takes the stage with The Knuckleheads following at 8pm. Saturday features the Pop/Contemporary band Outside the Box, the Classic Rock/Party Cover band Afterglow, a DMB-type band Hudson’s Crew, the R&B band Soul Purpose, and The Little Creek band on stage at 8pm. The music keeps playing on Sunday with a country soundtrack featuring Tracy DeLucia, Jessica Lynn and Hillbilly Parade featuring Jason Casterlin. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz; 306-4381; 5-10pm on Friday, 11am-10pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. For more info and Ribfest tickets visit www.hudsonvalleyribfest.org
19,20,21 Woodstock Playhouse presents "Pippin". Extraordinary searches for a place in the world in the musical tale of 'Pippn' which originally made its debut on the Broadway stage in 1972. The Leading Player and a troupe of players tell the story of the heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin, who is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. Tickets $40, $35, $32;
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00pm; Click here for more details about "Pippin"
20 12th Annual Woodstock Volunteers’ Day. This event includes music, food, fun and fireworks to honor all of our volunteers, to enhance the efforts of all our community organizations. Andy Lee Recreation Field, Rock City Road, Woodstock; 2pm-dusk; www.volunteersday.org
20 4th Annual Chronogram Block Party. Live music & entertainment, food trucks, dunking booth, beer & wine garden, fun for the whole family. Festivities continue throughout the weekend with the after-hours dance party at BSP Kingston featuring DJ Shaman Vybez from 11pm-2am. On Sunday morning after the Block Party, we’re hosting brunch on the rooftop deck at Redwood Bar + Restaurant. Wall Street, between John and North Front Streets, Kingston; 4-11pm; For more details visit www.chronogramblockparty.com/
20 (Rain date August 27) Fourth Annual Fair Street Reformed Church Classic Car Show. A fun day for the entire family including DJ, food, trophies and more. Corner of Pearl and Fair Streets, Kingston; Registration 8am, Fair 11am-3pm; 845-338-7722; www.fairstreetchurchny.org/annual-classic-car-show/
20,21 Kingston Film Festival. Featuring screenings and associated events. The Festival aims to present a wide spectrum of film making: feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, experimental, big budget and micro budget. BSP, 320 Wall St., Kingston; For information and schedule call 802- 558-7077 or 914-417-9114; www.kingstonfilmfestival.org
20, 21 32nd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. Join us in our courtyard and on our docks as local antique and classic boats will be on display. This event is hosted by the Hudson River Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; 10am-4pm; 845-338-0071; www.hrmm.org www.acbs-hrc.org
August 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 Dutchess County Fair. Second largest county fair in New York State. The fairgrounds becomes an entertainment destination where big name talent can be enjoyed, “thrill a minute” excitement can be experienced at one of the finest carnivals in the entire country, free shows and attractions can be viewed almost constantly from the time you arrive to the time you leave. $15 Adults, Children under 12: free at all times, Seniors (65+) & Military w/ID: $10; Everyday Ride Tickets: 22 rides for $20. Dutchess County Fairground, Route 9, Rhinebeck; 10am-10pm; 876-4000; www.dutchessfair.com/dutchess-fair
26, 27, 28 Annual Variety Show. Directed by Coach House member Barbara Jones, this year's theme is "Hootenanny - A Salute to Folk Music." $20/$18 seniors and children under 12. The Coach House Theater, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston; Friday and Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm; 845-331-2476; www.coachhouseplayers.org
27 13th Annual Antique Fire Engine Muster & Open House. Antique, vintage and new fire apparatus and emergency vehicles on display. Free hot dogs and soda. Silent auction and raffle. Parade to town of Ulster after muster. Volunteer Firemen’s Hall & Museum, 256 Fair St., Kingston; 10am-3pm; 845-331-0866;
27 Thomas Cole National Historic Site Kids Paint Out. The Cole site invites all budding artists from age 1-16 to join us. Participants will get a behind the scenes tour of Thomas Cole’s painting studio, learn about his creative process, and receive a canvas and painting materials to create their own masterpiece in the landscape that inspired Cole. This event is free and all necessary materials will be provided. Advanced reservations are appreciated but drop-ins on the day of the event are welcome. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. All works made at the Paint Out can be taken home that day or the artist may choose to exhibit their artwork in a one-day exhibition, Postcards from the Trail, on Community Day, September 18, 2016. 218 Spring Street, Catskill; 1-4pm; 518-943-7465; Please contact Kathleen Brousseau with any questions or early reservations at KBrousseau@thomascole.org www.thomascole.org
27 Hurley Harvest: By Hand and By Horse. Exhibit presented by Hurley Heritage Society features the history of local farms and farming equipment and includes items from the society’s collection of 19th century farming equipment. Video presentation at 10:30am. and 1pm with a discussion following. Free admission. Matthewis Persen House Museum, 74 John St., Kingston; 9am-3pm; 845-340-3040;
28 Balkan Music Festival. Balkan Rhythms and Dance. Balkan food and Wood–fired pizza and Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, the hard cider we produce, will be available. Camping will be available. This is a family friendly event. $25 Admission. Stone Ridge Orchard, 3012 Route 213, Stone Ridge; Saturday 2-8pm; Sunday 2-7pm; 687-2587; RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org www.hudsonvalleyfarmhousecider.com
28, 30 Rosendale Theatre Presents Shakespeare Live! From the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. From the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, hosts David Tennant and Catherine Tate are joined by a host of stars for this once-in-a-lifetime event. This unmissable show features performances from Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Joseph Fiennes, along with The Royal Ballet, English National Opera and many more. Together, they mark the life and work of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. Tickets $12/$10 members. Rosendale Theatre, 404 Main St., Rosendale; Sunday 3pm, Tuesday 7:15pm; 845-658-8989; www.rosendaletheatre.org
31, September 1, 2, 3, 4 HITS-on-the-Hudson VII. USHJA Child & Adult Amateur Jumper Championship Zones I & II. World-class equestrian show jumping. Horse show competitions are held Wednesday through Sunday 8am-5pm and Grand Prix are held every Friday and Sunday afternoon. 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. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833;
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September Weekends 2016 17th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an annual 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. www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com
1, 2, 3, 4 HITS-on-the-Hudson VII. USHJA Child & Adult Amateur Jumper Championship Zones I & II. World-class equestrian show jumping. Horse show competitions are held Wednesday through Sunday 8am-5pm and Grand Prix are held every Friday and Sunday afternoon. 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. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833; www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2
3, 4, 5 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. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz; Saturday & Sunday 10am-5:30pm and Monday 10am-4pm; For more information call 845 246-3414 or visit www.quailhollow.com
3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 17th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. The Ramble is an annual 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. Every September, ‘Ramblers’ come not only from the Hudson Valley region and New York State, but from other regions of the country as well to discover the riches our Valley has to offer. Admission & fees vary- see website for details; 518-473-3835; www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com
4 Hooley On The Hudson Irish Festival. Bagpipes, food, music, step dancing, Celtic dancing, craft demonstrations, storytelling, authentic Celtic products, entertainment and more. Accessible. Child friendly. Group friendly. T.R. Gallo Park, Rondout Waterfront, Kingston; 11:30am-9pm 845-338-6622 or 845-246-7195; email@example.com www.ulsteraoh.com
4 Hooley on the Hoof. Annual scenic 5k run along the Rondout Creek. This is guaranteed to be a fun event for family and friends to take part in. Keeping tradition with the "other Irish race", the Shamrock Run, this race too will be fast, flat and first class. We look forward to seeing you there. Entry fee: $20 through September 2nd, $30 on race day. Start on Lower Broadway, Kingston and end at 32 Abeel St., Kingston; 8am-9:30am check-in, 10am run; 914-906-1165; For info and to register visit www.hooleyonthehoof.org
4 Appraisal Day at WAAM. Do your antiques and art have value? They may be worth more than you realize. Come to our appraisal day to find out what our experts think. William J. Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers, Inc. will be bringing a team of expert appraisers to assess your valuables in several categories including: paintings,prints,decorative arts, militaria, sculpture, silver, coins, jewelry, and collectibles. No large furniture, however you may bring photos of these items. $10 per item or $25 for three items - no more than three items will be reviewed at once. All proceeds will benefit the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum.Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock; 11am-4pm; 845-679-2940, firstname.lastname@example.org www.woodstockart.org
7, 8, 9, 10, 11 HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII: HITS Championship Week. World-class equestrian show jumping. Horse show competitions are held Wednesday through Sunday 8am-5pm and Grand Prix are held every Friday and Sunday afternoon. Wednesday - Saturday: Free, Sunday: Adults $5, children under the age of 12 get free admission. General Admission is $10 on Sunday, September 11 for the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix. All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833;
September 8 Fall for Art. A popular juried art show, sale and cocktail fundraiser, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Thirty-four outstanding Hudson Valley artists representing a wide range of artistic media (including: painting, pottery, photography, jewelry, fiber, glass, wood, mixed media and illustration) will be present to talk about, sell and showcase their work. The annual event supports area not-for-profit organizations including the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, CASA, People’s Place, Angel Food East, Jewish Family Services, and area synagogues, among others. Each year a special recipient is selected and for 2016, the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County has been invited to select $1,000 worth of artwork from the show to enhance their Broadway facility. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door and will be available for purchase beginning in August at www.fallforart.org and at the Federation office at One Albany Avenue, Suite G-10 (the Governor Clinton building) on Broadway in Kingston, NY. The event takes place from 5pm-9pm at The Chateau, 240 Boulevard in Kingston. For additional information, please visit: www.fallforart.org or call the Federation office at 845-338-8131.
10 43nd Annual Olive Day. Family Fun, Crafts for Kids, Live Music, Car Show, Food, Entertainment, and more.. Davis Park, 45 Watson Hollow Rd., West Shokan; 9am-6pm; 845-657-8118;
10 2nd Annual Fish Fry and Group Motorcycle Ride. Come out and test drive one of several brand new BMWs and Harley-Davidson motorcycles, get to know their staff and join us for a group ride thru the hills of Dutchess County. Don’t have a motorcycle? Join us for the Fish Fry, great food and drinks starting at noon. $20 Ride and Dinner, $15 Dinner Only. Hosted by The Hudson Valley Buffalo Soldiers M.C. and sponsored by BMW of the Hudson Valley and Woodstock Harley-Davidson. VFW, 1 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie; Rider registration starts at 10am, Fish Fry noon. 10am-6pm; For more information please visit our facebook page
10 Happy Traum and Friends at Maverick. The Woodstock legend performs the music he played with Dylan and other greats (and his friends are super!). Reserved Seating $45, General Admission $25, Student (w/ ID) $5. Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock; 8pm; 845-679-8217; www.maverickconcerts.org
September 10, 11 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. Tasting Ticket $40 at the Gate includes tasting glass and all the wine/beer/cider/spirits sampling. Most samples are 1-2oz. Food is not included. (Age 21 and over – ID required.). Regular Admission $15 at the Gate iIncludes free water/soda all day & souvenir tasting glass upon exit; this is a no alcohol ticket. Children age 12 and under free. Order tickets online and save. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck; Sat. 11am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm; 845-658-7181; www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com
10-24 6th Annual Creek Week. Celebratory events throughout Ulster County will pay tribute to the abundance and diversity of our water resources. Please join us this year for family-friendly paddles, hikes, educational programs, festivals, and community celebrations. Find event listings on https://ucenvironment.org/creek-week-2016/ For information call 845-340-4298 or email email@example.com
10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 17th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. The Ramble is an annual 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. Every September, ‘Ramblers’ come not only from the Hudson Valley region and New York State, but from other regions of the country as well to discover the riches our Valley has to offer. Admission & fees vary- see website for details; 518-473-3835; www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com
11 Woodstock Horse Show. Come join us. Bring your own chair and enjoy a day of good family fun. English and Western riding. Food will also be available to purchase. Woodstock Riding Club. 16 Broadview Road, Woodstock; 8am-4pm; For more information please call 845-679-9128 or firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.Woodstockridingclub.com
11 HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII: HITS Championship - $1 Million Grand Prix. Open to the public! Enjoy a day of family-friendly fun at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York. Meet & Greet Olympic Athletes | Presentation of the Flags by West Point Cadets | Fun for All Ages.
General Admission Tickets: $10 in Advance or at the Gate. FREE for Children 12 & Under. Day VIP passes: $100 per person. Includes boxed lunch, and cash bar ringside with open seating in a covered pavilion; 2pm. Advance purchase required. For tickets and Day VIP passes, contact HITS at 845-246-8833. For information and full schedule of events, visit HitsShows.com
11 PuppyUp New Paltz Dog Walk. Join us for a fun 2 mile walk, through our vineyards, to promote awareness of canine cancer and fundraise for cancer research to benefit both pets and people. We will have vendors, agility demonstrations, raffles, and a K9 demonstration by the Ulster County Sheriff’s department. Tickets $25/$20 in advance. Adair Vineyards, 52 Allhusen Road, New Paltz; 10am-3pm; 845-255-1377 or Lori_S@Puppyup.org For tickets and more info please visit
12 Diamond Mills Wedding Expo. Specialty vendors, property tours, lite-bite samplings from Executive Chef Giuseppe Napoli, cash bar, giveaways, door prizes & more. Free to register. Diamond Mills Hotel, 25 South Partition St., Saugerties; Noon-3pm; 845-247-0700 x531; www.diamondmillshotel.com/weddings-social-events/diamond-mills-wedding-expo
14, 15, 16, 17, 18 HITS-on-the-Hudson: M&S Insurance League National Finals. World-class equestrian show jumping. Horse show competitions are held Wednesday through Sunday 8am-5pm and Grand Prix are held every Friday and Sunday afternoon. 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. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833;
16, 17, 18 Crafts At Lyndhurst. 300 artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country and is a celebration of all things handmade. Festival-goers can meet talented emerging and seasoned artists who will be selling their exciting contemporary creations which include one-of-a-kind and limited edition designs in every material imaginable. These exceptional indie artists infuse each of their pieces with a distinctive creative vision. Find earrings made of sterling silver and stingray; handbags made from wood; scarves made of bamboo; pens made of money; necklaces made of meteorites; even bowls that look like cantaloupes, alongside contemporary craft pottery, wood furniture, handwoven fashions, bronze and steel sculpture, blown glass vases and more. Visitors should also plan to visit the gourmet specialties section to fully experience scrumptious hand-crafted delights. Visitors should also plan to visit the gourmet food and specialties section to fully experience hand-crafted delights. Weekend pass $12, Seniors, $11, Children 6-16 years $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 845-331-1337 or email@example.com or visit www.artrider.com
17 Music in the Field. Bring a picnic and your entire family and friends to boogie down! Live music from Howard Fishman and the Biting Fish Brass Band, Rye Straw Blue Grass Band, & more. $15 per person/$25 per family. Rain or shine. Field of Dreams Pavilion, Libertyville Road, New Paltz; noon-5pm; 845-255-0033; www.MountainLaurel.org
17 Annual Fall Festival & Family Safety Day. Presented by the Town of Ulster Lion’s Club and Ulster County Sheriff’s Office. Hudson Valley Mall, 1300 Ulster Avenue, Ulster; 10am-3pm.
17 'Gallupin' Around Saugerties Gala & Auction. Appetizers, drinks & Western BBQ and music. The live auction of 29 amazing artist painted horses will start at 6:30pm. Drawing for Raffle horse will take place during the auction. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and are available at Town & Country Liquors, Sawyer Savings and online. Saugerties Performing Arts, 169 Ulster Ave, Saugerties; 5pm; www.DiscoverSaugerties.com
17 14th Annual Shindig: A Festival of Vegan Living at Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Our biggest event of the year features live music, food, vendors, guest speakers, educational activities, cooking demos, hay rides, and tours to meet rescued farm animals. This year the off-site parking at 2001 Ulster Avenue in Lake Katrine is closer than ever. Thanks to our generous sponsor, Central Hudson, parking is available just a quick four-minute ride to Shindig. Shuttles will bring visitors back-and-forth all day. Members Advance: $10, Day of $15. Non-Members Advance $12, Day of $20, Kids 6-12 $5, Kids under 6 free. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, 316 Old Stage Road Saugerties; 11am-6pm; For more info and tickets visit www.casanctuary.org/shindig
17, 18, 24, 25 17th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. The Ramble is an annual 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. Every September, ‘Ramblers’ come not only from the Hudson Valley region and New York State, but from other regions of the country as well to discover the riches our Valley has to offer. Admission & fees vary- see website for details; 518-473-3835; www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com
September 18 Taste of New Paltz. The Hudson Valley’s renowned wine, cuisine and agricultural bounty will be on display. This is your flavorful annual opportunity to sample some of the best mouth-watering fare from the region’s finest restaurants, caterers, farm markets, brew masters, and wineries, all in a single day. The adventurous gourmet will find bold and appealing delicacies; the more traditional diner will be glad to hear there are still pizza, beer and cupcakes. There will be a a variety of fun activities for the whole family, including Hudson Valley Wine & Beer, free kids activities, wellness & recreation, classic cars, crafts, fashion show and live entertainment. Advance admission is only $3 and admission on the day of the Taste is $5; children 12 and under are admitted free. $2 and $3 “tastes” are offered at each of the food and beverage venues. Advance discounted sales will be available from August 1 until Saturday, September 17 and may be purchased online at www.tasteofnewpaltz.com , at the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce office at 257 Main Street, New Paltz or by calling the chamber at 845-255-0243. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; 11am-5pm; For info call 845-255-0243, or firstname.lastname@example.org
18 13th Annual Bike/Run/Walk for Cancer Care. To benefit Benedictine Health Foundation’s Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund. 50-mile, 25-mile, 12-mile & Family Fun Rides. Prizes and activities. We are excited to announce a new, family friendly 5K Run/Walk to the Bike for Cancer Care. The 5K will take place throughout the historic Stockade District in Uptown Kingston, and a Kids Fun Run will take place inside Dietz Stadium as components of Bike for Cancer Care. All rides start and finish at Dietz Stadium, 170 North Front St., Kingston; First race begins at 8:30am. Bike Rodeo from 10am–noon. For more info contact Barbara Klassen, 845-334-3186 or email@example.com More info and registration online at
18 Hurley Corn and Harvest Fest. Fresh fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations. Vendors, food, children’s activities, crafts, antiques, and music. Hurley Heritage Museum, 52 Main Street, Hurley; 11am-5pm; 845-416-1937, www.hurleyheritagesociety.org
18 Lobster Music Festival. Enjoy a $35 lobster meal or a $20 chicken meal, both served with corn on the cob and baked potato. A $10 children's menu as well as a raw bar, beer and wine will also be available. Catering provided by Bowery Dugout restaurant and music by Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express. Free round-trip trolley rides will be offered between Rotary Park and the Rondout district. Visit website for tickets. Ticket-holders will be eligible to win a pheasant sculpture, handcrafted by Kenneth Pangburn, a $3,500 value. Benefits go towards community projects of the Kingston Rotary Club. Kingston Point Rotary Park, 1 Delaware Ave., Kingston; noon-5pm;
18 Thomas Cole National Historic Site 6th Annual Community Day. Thomas Cole's home and the galleries will be open free of charge, with activities for the whole family. Visitors can view the house, see original artworks "Postcards from the Trail". There will be live music, and refreshments will be served. Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill; 1-4pm; 518-943-7465; www.thomascole.org
18 Women's Studio Workshop 9th Annual Gala and Auction. The Gala is an occasion where our community comes together to celebrate those individuals who have profoundly impacted the art world, particularly in the promotion of women artists. This year we recognize arts patron and community leader Rachelle Spero alongside WSW's co-founder and Artistic Director,Tatana Kellner, in honor of her work on the occasion of her retirement. Purchase tickets on our website. Each additional $25 donation to WSW enters you into a drawing for one of two original, framed Tatana Kellner Prints: After Sunset and Flame. Senate Garage, 4 N. Front St., Kingston; 3-6pm;
23, 24, 25 Fourth Annual Woodstock Comedy Festival. Gilbert Gottfried, dubbed “the comedians’ comedian,” headlines. Standup shows, panels, films, and contest winners are featured. WCF, a 501 © (3), Comedy For a Cause, donates net profits each year to Family’s domestic violence programs and Polaris’s battle against human trafficking. Various venues, Woodstock;To view event schedule visit www.woodstockcomedyfestival.org
24 Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association Old Time Corn Harvest. Join us for a fun filled fall day. Events include Draft horse demos, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, DIY scarecrow, corn maze, wagon rides, and great food. Suggested donation to Draft Horse Association $5. Saunderskill Farm, 5100 Route 209, Accord 10am-4pm; Vendors call Robin 845-294-9016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.saunderskill.com/
24 Harvest Hoedown & Local Food Barbecue. Join us at our 14th annual local food barbecue and dance we’ll be serving our famous farm-to-table feast. Live music and dancing, our famous local food farm-to-table feast, fun for everyone–tractors, Zucchini 500 Race, pumpkin decorating, and more! Live music afternoon and evening by Rich Hines and the Hillbilly Drifters, Creek Iversen, Kelleigh MacKenzie, topped off with square dancing to the Shoestring Band and caller-fiddler Liz Slade. Advance tickets are $25 Adult, $5 Children 6-12, and under 6 free. $30/$10 day of gate. Rain or shine. Tongore Park, Marbletown; 3-9pm; 845-626-1532; Tickets at farmstands and online; For more info visit
24 3rd Annual Jam4TheEnd. Come enjoy a wide variety of live music, fresh food, wine, beer, local artists, vendors, a motorcycle show, and so much more while raising money for the Rainbird Foundation. Food and beverage provided at the event will be from all local food and beer distributors. Adults $20 online/$30 at the door, students and kids over 10 $15 online/$20 at the door, and free for children 10 and under. The Rainbird Foundation is a local and global organization building local and global partnerships with individuals and organizations committed to eradicating child abuse. Harley Davidson Woodstock, 949 Route 28, Kingston; 4pm-12am; For tickets: www.crowdrise.com/jam4theend3/fundraiser/rainbirdfoundationin
24 (Rain date, September 25). Tugfest Auction. Twenty-five tugboats on display in the gardens before the auction. Meet the artists, live music, tastings, food, gifts and Meatball Rivalry Cook-off. Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses, 778 Broadway (Route 9W), Ulster Park; 10am, auction starts at 3pm; For more info please call Bernice McNierney 845-338-6486 or Lois DeKoskie 845-338-3639 or visit www.esopustugfest.com or www.facebook.com/tugboattrail
24, 25 17th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. The Ramble is an annual 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. Every September, ‘Ramblers’ come not only from the Hudson Valley region and New York State, but from other regions of the country as well to discover the riches our Valley has to offer. Admission & fees vary- see website for details; 518-473-3835; www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com
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1 2016 Heart of the Hudson Valley Bounty Festival. Sip, Taste & Discover the Valley's Bounty. Showcasing the Heart of the Hudson Valley's agriculture, attractions, businesses, and causes. A daylong event showcasing Farm to Table Restaurant Agri-Cuisine, farmers market, crafts, arts, live music, kids activities, pet section, recreation, demonstrations, and lots of fun. Cluett Schantz Park, 1801-1805 Rt. 9W, Milton; 10am-4pm; www.hvbountyfestival.com/
1 Annual Fall Foliage Half Marathon & 5K. The 5K route includes scenic village streets, while the half marathon stretches to the Rhinecliff waterfront. Runners can help support Northern Dutchess Hospital by signing up for the race. The cost is $75 for the half marathon, $30 for the 5K, and The Sicko:is $40 and $45 after September 1. The Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck; The race begins at 10am. Race registration is ongoing at www.fallfoliagehalf.com
1, 2 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival. Celebrate garlic, tons of garlic, food, crafts, music, children’s area, chef & farmer lectures. Sorry, no pets, no smoking. Free parking, shuttle service. Handicapped accessible. Advance tickets $7 online, Senior $5. Gate $10 each day, children under 12 free. Online Ticket Sales will be from 8/28/16 through 9/25/16. Schedule, map, more online. Cantine Field, Saugerties; Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm; 246-3090; www.hvgf.org
1, 2 Art Walk Kingston. Join us for a celebration of the arts and the local community. Visitors and local residents are invited to explore three distinct areas of the city of Kingston and immerse themselves in a range of art and events. Paintings, photographs and sculptures are just some of the mediums that will be on display at home studios and galleries. Whether you have a few hours or a full day, the event weekend will offer a broad range of art and activities. Free. Throughout the city of Kingston; Saturday noon-6pm, Sunday 1-5pm; For more information visit www.artwalkkingston.com
1-10 The Catskills Lark in the Park. A celebration of the creation of the Catskill Park. Since its inception, the Lark has brought together hundreds of people and dozens of organizations that have participated in hundreds of events, all aimed at heightening awareness of the Catskill Mountains region of New York State and the Catskill Park. Activities have included organized hikes, bicycle trips, paddles, service, cultural and educational events. The coordination of this event is managed through a partnership between the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, the Catskill Mountain Club, The Catskill Center, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. To find your Lark in the Park visit www.catskillslark.org
2 The 8th Annual Woodstock British Car Show. Attention, all gearheads, car buffs and British expatriates. On display will be more than 100 beautiful classic and modern cars. The event is free to all visitors, residents, and British car owners throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. A 1950s song and dance show will be presented by the New York Conservatory for the Arts. Participating British cars and trucks will enter the field starting at 8:30am. Awards, including People’s Choice, Longest Distance Traveled, and best of marque, will be given out at 2pm. Registration in advance for car exhibitors will be $15 (day-of-show fee, $20) with proceeds to benefit the Woodstock Playhouse, a non-profit organization. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Free parking available. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock; 9am-3pm; For more info, or to download a registration form, please visit www.WoodstockBritishCarShow.com
7, 8, 9 Seventh Annual O+ Festival. The non-profit O+ Festival enhances community well-being by connecting musicians, artists, volunteers, local businesses and health providers in a 3-day celebration of art and wellness. Live bands, visual and performing arts, film screenings, dance party and more. Held at various venues and times in Kingston's Historic Uptown District. For schedules and information including weekend wristband pass, visit www.opositivefestival.org/
8 Rosendale Runs. Come experience breathtaking scenic views around every bend in the midst of the fall foliage. A mostly flat course, yet with just enough challenge to offer the sense of accomplishment desired. Run across the trail that made the National Rails to Trails Conservancy’s top ten- list of most “iconic rail trails”. You will cross over the 143- year old historic Rosendale trestle bridge, which extends 900 ft. across the Rondout creek. The race will take you along scenic lakes, into a cave lit only by “Halloween pumpkin candles”. Come experience the dramatic scenery of the enchanting town of Rosendale that helped build the Brooklyn Bridge with its natural limestone cement. All proceeds will go the Town of Rosendale Parks and Recreation. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 NY-32, Rosendale; Half Marathon 8:30am, Plains Run/Walk (4.4 miles: 9am; Kids Fun Run 10am (Ages 10 and under). For info call 917- 344-9374, email email@example.com and visit www.rosendaleruns.org to register.
8, 9 Belleayre Annual Fall Festival. What better way to celebrate fall than at the Belleayre Fall Festival? The weekend will be packed full of fun-filled activities for the entire family, yummy food, live music, fall foliage sky rides, pumpkin decorating, and more! It will be a great weekend and we hope to see you for a little pre-winter get together. Free admission. Overlook Lodge, 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount; 10am-5pm; 845-254-5600;
9 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 and the main tent will be available for relaxation, entertainment and dining. East end of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail near the entrance to Walkway Over the Hudson at 75 Haviland Road; 10am-5pm; www.hudsonfest.com/
9 Ulster County Italian Festival. Italian music, specialty foods, products, desserts and pastries, Italian beer and Italian wines. The Strand, Rondout, Kingston; 11am-7pm; www.ucitalianamericanfoundation.org/
9 (Rain Date October 16) 2016 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, 5 Malden Avenue, Saugerties; noon-5pm; For info email firstname.lastname@example.org
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10 Adams Annual Harvest Fest. There’s lots of free fun for the kids—pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and more. Fall fun for the whole family. Adams Fairacre Farm, 1560 Ulster Ave, Lake Katrine; 11am-4pm; 845-336-6300;
13, 14, 15, 16 17th Annual Woodstock Film Festival. Each year film and music lovers from around the world gather for an innovative variety of films, first-class concerts, workshops, celebrity-led panels, an award ceremony, and fantastic parties. The festival takes place in theaters in Woodstock, Saugerties, Rosendale, and Rhinebeck. For more information visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/
15 Tenth Annual Mid-Hudson Woodworkers Show. Displays of fine woodworking items, Demonstrations of woodworking techniques, gifts for the children, cars and planes, raffle of selected fine woodworking items, door prizes, make a pen. Admission $3, children under 12 free. Handicapped accessible. The Mid-Hudson Woodworkers is a chapter of the Northeastern Woodworkers Association, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St., Hurley; 10am-5pm; email@example.com
15 The Walk to End Alzheimer's. Join us and be counted among the hundreds who’ll take steps to combat this disease that claims the memories and lives of millions. Over 5 million Americans are in the process of forgetting – of having their memories erased and their lives dramatically transformed by Alzheimer’s, a disease that has no cure, has no effective treatment, and whose course cannot be slowed. It’s easy to form a team, join a team or contribute at www.HudsonValleyWalks.org The Walkway Over the Hudson, 87 Haviland Rd., Highland; Registration 9am, Ceremony 10am, Walk 10:30am; For information contact Venesa Samuda at 845-394-4952 or firstname.lastname@example.org
21, 22, 23 The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase. The invitationional is an intimate gathering for the community of acoustic stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados. It has become one of the premier international events of its kind in the world today. Fine, handmade acoustic instruments such as these are not usually available in music stores or other retail environments. This is a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, play, buy or commission custom-made instruments - the finest examples of the luthiers’ art - gathered together in one place. Steel-string guitars - flattops, archtops, manouche, resonators, harp guitars and hybrids - nylon-string classical and flamenco guitars, plus mandolins, lutes, ouds, ukuleles, banjos, and stringed oddities will be on display. There is continuous live music, including luthier mini-concerts, demos and special appearances Friday and Saturday, by some of the nation’s finest musicians included in the price of admission. There is a series of Instructional Clinics and Workshops for players, plus seminars and colloquia for builders, by separate admission. Plus our annual String Sampler Concert of acoustic music featuring internationally known artists, by separate admission, Saturday, October 22 at the Woodstock Playhouse. Pre- Showcase shopping opportunity featuring a number of fine tonewood dealers, open to the public with free admission on Thursday October 20, and included in the price of admission Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bearsville Theater & Utopia Soundstage, 291 & 293 Tinker St., Woodstock; 2016 Exhibitors are listed on our website as they are confirmed. For more information, hours, tickets, schedules, history, links, updates, directions, lodging, etc., please visit www.woodstockinvitational.com
23 Fall Family Fun Festival. Join us for apple cidering, nature hikes, hay rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, blacksmithing, broom making, music, food and crafts, and much more! Entry for the day is $5 and free for friends under 3 years of age. Music by Jay & Molly and Annie and the Hedonists. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 11am-4pm; 845-657-8333; For more info email email@example.com or visit www.ashokancenter.org
29 4th Vampire Ball Halloween Party. This eerie evening includes dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Tables will feature limited edition designer dolls, which will be offered for sale at the night's end. And don't forget the costume contest. While costumes are not required, they are strongly encouraged. Awards will be given for the Scariest, Funniest, Best Group, Most original, Most glamorous, and other surprise categories. All proceeds benefit HealthAlliance, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Presented by The HealthAlliance Foundation & Tonner Doll Co. Diamond Mills, 25 S. Partition St., Saugerties; 6-11pm; For information and registration, please call the HealthAlliance Foundation office at 845-334-2760; www.foundationupdate.org www.diamondmillshotel.com
29 (rain date October 30) 7th Annual UlsterCorps Zombie Escape. Enjoy the spectacular fall foliage and beautiful trails at Williams Lake in Rosendale, while dodging zombies and other spooky surprises hiding in the woods, tunnels and caves – a perfect family friendly way to start your Halloween. The event includes options for all levels of competitors: a free 1K Fun Run for kids, a 5K timed race and Zombie Escape, and a 1K walk/hike. Top finishers will receive awards in gender and age group categories. Williams Lake, 434 Williams Lake Rd, off Binnewater Road, Rosendale; Registration opens 10am, First race 11am; More information at www.ulstercorps.org Click to Register
30 Kingston Model Train and Railroad Hobby Show. 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, LEGO trains, and tasty food and refreshments. Adults $6, children (under 12) $1. Murphy Midtown Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston; 1-am-4pm; For additional information, including becoming a vendor, contact 845-616-0931; www.kingstontrainshow.com
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5 Red Hook & The Chocolate Festival. A full day of events including: Food Demos, Chocolate Tastings, Chocolate Skateboard Bomb, Red Hook Chocolate History, Live Music in the streets, Special events in stores, Chocolate Cake Competition, and Chocolate Vendors. Lots to do and see in the quaint village of Red Hook, Hudson Valley. Hosted by the Red Hook Chamber of Commerce. Red Hook Village, US Route 9; 11am-5pm; For more info call 845-758-0824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/redhookchocolatefest
11 The WAAM 14th Annual Fine Arts Auction Preview. A special auction preview cocktail party where Appraisers from William J. Jenack Auctioneers will be present in addition to the WAAM staff, including Archivist, Emily Jones, to discuss featured lots and to answer questions. Tickets are $10 with proceeds to benefit the WAAM. The auction may be previewed from noon-6pm during the week of November 13th and 10am-noon the day of the auction. WAAM, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock; 6-8pm; 845-679-2940 or email email@example.com
19 The WAAM 14th Annual Fine Arts Auction. In partnership with William J. Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers, Inc. for this much-anticipated event. The auction has always served as a benefit for the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum to support its many programs and events, its landmark permanent collection, its Archives of the historic Woodstock art colony and its dynamic education program that serves over 600 students throughout Ulster County. The auction may be previewed from noon-6pm during the week of November 13th and 10am-noon the day of the auction. A link on the WAAM website: www.woodstockart.org/waamauction/ will provide an update of featured items in this year’s auction. WAAM, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock; 1pm; For further information please contact the WAAM at 845-679-2940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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