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ON-GOING EVENTS:
For additional on-going happenings, visit our Art, Theater & Peforming Arts section, Community News Page, Recreation Page, Lessons & Enrichment Activities Page, Area Information Page, Township Pages, Local Libraries, Farmers' Markets, and peruse through our website pages for additional resources.

Smorgasburg.  May 20 – October 22, 2017.  Monthly Third Weekends. Situated on ten acres on the Hudson River waterfront, the monthly 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. 200 Hutton Brickyards, 200 North Street, Kingston. 11am-6pm; www.upstate.smorgasburg.com/info

Concerts on the Green.  May, 2016 – September, 2017
. Concerts are scheduled from 1pm- 5pm on 5/27, 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19 and 9/9 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/ 
www.facebook.com/woodstockconcertsonthegreen/events?key=events

Rockin’ Around Saugerties.
Rockin’ Around Saugerties. June – September, 2017.
This year's public art event are horses designed and created by local artists and sponsored by local businesses which are displayed throughout the village business district. The Gala & Fundraiser Auction of the horses takes place on September 16, 2017 at SPAF. www.discoversaugerties.com

Maverick Concerts.  June 17, 2017 - September 10, 2017.
America’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival. Maverick Concert Hall, Maverick Road, Woodstock; 845-679-8217; www.maverickconcerts.org

Free Movie Nights Under the Walkway. June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19, 2017.  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

Mount Tremper Arts Watershed Laboratory.  June 27 – October 14, 2017. 
Various Saturdays.  This season adventurous and brilliant female artists working in dance, theater, music, and opera will share new works developed through intensive residencies at MTA. Mount Tremper Arts, 647 South Plank Rd., Mount Tremper; 845-688-9893; Visit www.MountTremperArts.org for the full schedule.

2017 Belleayre Music Festival.  July 1, 15, & 22, August 19 & 26, September 23, 2017. 
Tickets on sale to the general public for the 2017 Summer Season from June 1st at the Box Office at Belleayre Mountain and on Brown Paper Tickets. This is our 25th season and you won't want to miss a single artist. 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  www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2920436

Bird-On-A-Cliff's Woodstock Shakespeare Festival at Comeau Park.   July 14 - September 3, 2017.
July 14 - August 6: The Merchant of Venice; August 11- September 3, 2017: The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (abridged) 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. Free Admission. Suggested donation $10. Comeau Property, 95 Comeau Drive, Woodstock; 5:30pm; 845-247-4007; www.birdonacliff.org

Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars. July 21, 2017 - August 11, 2017. 
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

18th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. September Weekends 2017.
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

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.  For more info visit www.repaircafehv.org

Weekend Tours at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. April 1, 2017 – October 29, 2017. 
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.  May – November (weather permitting). Sundays. 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 info@canalmuseum.org  or Jonicollyn@aol.com  www.canalmuseum.org/Sunday%20market.html

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; pprod@mindspring.com   www.woodstockpoetry.com

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; info@artsupstairs.com   www.artsupstairs.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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JANUARY 2017


7    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. Noon-3pm. Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern, 25 S. Partition St., Saugerties; Noon-3pm; For more information please contact us at 845-247-0700; To register please visit www.diamondmillshotel.com

8    Belleayre Scout Day
. Attention all scouts - Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Pathfinders, Venturing, Frontier Girls, SpiralScouts International or any other type of scouting organizations.  For Scouts & immediate family. Bring valid Scout ID. Discounted lift tickets $38, group lessons $15 and $Discounted rentals. Reserve for groups of 15+. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount; For group reservations call 845-254-5600; www.belleayre.com

13-16    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. Snow tubes, snowshoes, and cross-country skis are provided. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Rd., Claryville; 845-985-2291 ext. 450 or info@frostvalley.org Click here for additional details

14    Annual Hudson Valley Rail Trail WinterFest.  Providing 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. Children love the great number of free activities and games designed with them in mind.  In addition, there is a wagon drawn hayride along the trail, marshmallows for toasting and roasted chestnuts for all to enjoy.  On sale are hot dogs, hot beverages and more. Come on out and enjoy the day.  Admission $2, children 6 and under free.  Taste one chili for fifty cents or taste them all for $8. Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot at 101 New Paltz Road,  Highland; 11am-2pm; For more info call 1-781-640-0881 or register at www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net  and visit us at www.facebook.com/hudsonvalley.railtrail for updates.

14 (Snow date January 16)    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. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Route 32, Rosendale; 2-5pm; To register for this free event please email volunteer@ulstercorps.org or call 845-481-0331; www.ulstercorps.org/events/mlk-day-celebration-of-service-2/

15    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. Registration Fees: Advance  $15, Day of event $18, Woodswalk  $12. Early registrations must be postmarked by January 7th, 2017. The Upper Esopus Fish & Game Club, Little Peck Hollow Road, Oliverea; 9am-Noon; For more info and to register  www.shandakenprimitivebiathlon.net

15    Woodstock’s 27th Annual Birthday Tribute to MLK.
Through reflection, celebration, education and song, let us remember the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring Reverend G. Modele Clarke, New Progressive Baptist Church; Pam Africa, International Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; the amazing songstress Journey Blue Heaven with her band The Woodstockers, Experience; A representative from the Town of Woodstock; and Debra Burger, Folk Singer. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock; 2pm; 845-679-7320.  

27 28, 29, 30   19th 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-2017

28    Winterfest.  A great opportunity to get outside and celebrate winter during these cold months. Participants can attend snowshoe instructional classes and a hike. The hike will include a lesson on the history of snowshoeing, animal tracking and winter safety. Classes will begin at 11am, Noon and 1pm. Snowshoes will be provided to those interested in participating.  In the event there is no snow or poor snow conditions, a regular winter hike will be held instead. Warm up and enjoy the fun inside the Hasbrouck Park Stone Building. Indoor activities will include a variety of children's arts and crafts, games, warm beverages and food. There will also be a roaring campfire to use to make delicious s'mores. Additionally at Kingston Point Beach there will be guided bird watching, with scopes, natural history, behaviors, identification techniques and habitat information at 10:15am and 12:15pm. Hosted by the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center.  Hasbrouck Park, Delaware Avenue, Kingston; 10am-2pm; For further information about this event, contact Julie Noble at 845-481-7339; www.facebook.com/events/805827892897777/#

28    Hudson Valley Wingfest 10.  
The original Wingfest is back..This year we will celebrate our 10th Year Anniversary and we are planning the biggest and  most delicious wing event ever. At this year's event you can expect more Wing restaurants, and more amazing and unique flavors as the best wing places battle it out to see who will be the Kings of the Wings? We also have some amazing bands to provide some of the best music ever as well as games, prizes and a great night of fun. So take a look at the ticket options and remember HV Wingfest has sold out 6 years straight now. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie; 5-9pm; For tickets and info
visit www.midhudsonciviccenter.org/event-listing.php#.WGFzIqJ_cfK

28 (snow date 1/29)    Winter Carnival.  
Play carnival games, enjoy fun carnival food and take a chance on some raffle items. Open to all. ER Crosby Elementary School, 767 Neighborhood Rd., Lake Katrine; noon-3pm; ercrosbypto@yahoo.com


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FEBRUARY 2017


3, 4, 5    Winter Hoot at The Ashokan Center. 
Come re-connect with your Hudson Valley community & hear beautiful folk, pop, and Americana music by Natalie Merchant, Dan Bern, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason + more. Plus local food, beer and wine, kids activities, a documentary film screening, blacksmithing, winter hikes, and a square dance.  Attend for a few hours or the whole weekend - tickets are "pay what you want" at the door or purchase in advance for guaranteed parking and entry. Indoor lodging is available on site. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 845-657-8333; For more info and schedule visit www.homeofthehoot.com

10, 11, 12    2017 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; nypinewood@aol.com Info and reservations at
www.folkmusicny.org/weekends.html

11    Clearwater Open Boat.
There will be a Round Robin and potluck dinner. Bring your instrument, voice, story, poem and some food, all to share. Come visit the Sloop Clearwater, in Kingston for the winter. Hosted by the reconstituted Kingston Sloop Club.     Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; 3-7pm; 845-706-0969, 845-265-8080; kingstonsloopclub@gmail.com  www.clearwater.org

11, 12    USA Luge Challenge.  Using easy-to-maneuver plastic sleds, patrons get a chance to experience this exciting Olympic sport through the USA Luge Challenge. Families and winter sports enthusiasts who attend this weekend event can experience the “Fastest Sport on Ice” in a safe slope-side setting. After learning the basics of accelerating, steering and stopping from USA Luge athletes and coaches, adults and children, age 10 and older, can take practice runs down a track complete with curves and timing equipment. In addition, fans can enjoy music and prize drawings while participants spend the afternoon tackling the course in a race against the clock to win valuable fun prizes from USA Luge, its sponsors and Belleayre Mountain. Participation is free and no experience or lift tickets are required. Registration begins at 9am each day. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount; 845-254-5600;
www.belleayre.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/456/151

12    Making Sailors' Valentines. 
Kids can create their own sailor's valentine out of real sea shells.  Sailors' valentines were originally popular crafts in the 19th century, made with intricate designs created out of sea shells and housed in wooden boxes.  Snacks and hot cocoa will be served.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance RSVP is requested via email to education@hrmm.org or telephone. Day-of drop-in participants will also be welcome, space and materials permitting. Free program for members of the Hudson River Maritime Museum at the "Household Level" and above.  Members of the general public can attend the program with the purchase of a regular price museum admission. Riverport Wooden Boat School, Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; 1-3pm; 845-338-0071, ex 11; www.hrmm.org/family-programs.html

17-20    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; info@frostvalley.org   www.frostvalley.org/event/presidents-weekend/

18    Second Annual Uptown Boogaloo.
Craft beer festival featuring over 75 craft brews, more than 40 regional and national breweries, Hudson Valley food vendors, music curated by Radio Woodstock, games, live performances and more. Order tickets by phone or online. Tickets $49-$60. BSP Kingston, 323 Wall St., Kingston; 877-987-6487; Two sessions from noon-4:30pm and 5:30-10pm; www.uptownboogaloo.com

18    Margaretville Hosts Sweet on Main Events.  Featuring a variety of fun (and tasty) attractions. Catskill Candies and Confections will host a chocolate tasting; Home Goods of Margaretville will welcome local authors Kevin VanBlarcum and Eddie Davis who wrote, The Grilled Cheese and Beer Cookbook. They will offer free samples from some of their recipes; the Margaretville Liquor Store will hold a wine tasting. In addition, the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will sponsor a bake sale and history exhibit in the former Miller’s Drug Store space; Stick in the Mud will be serving up sticky sweet waffle bites with Catskill Mountain maple syrup. The Happy Giraffe will be open for business in the Granary Building on Bridge Street.  Selfie stations will be set up at the MTC Cable office, the Cheese Barrel and other locations throughout the village, providing photo ops for couples. Hosted by the Business Association of Margaretville.  10am-3pm; For additional information, please visit: www.mainstreetmargaretville.com or call 845 586-4177.

18   UCSPCA Fill the Van + Adoption Drive. Come out and support the animals at the Ulster County SPCA. We'll have our van to fill with donated goods, our UCSPCA booth with information and merchandise for sale (magnets, 2017 Calendars, apparel, and handmade cat nip pouches). We will also have adoptable dogs, kittens, cats, rabbits, and small animals! If you are thinking about adopting, please bring any medical records for your current animals at home. If you rent, please bring a copy of your lease. PetSmart, 501 Frank Sottile Boulevard, Ulster; 11am-4pm; 845-336-0485.

18    Tannersville Ice Sculpture Festival.
 Sponsored by the local businesses. Bring your tools and carve a sculpture or come and watch the transformation of blocks of ice carved into great creations. Main Street, Tannersville; 10am-3pm; 518-858-9094.

18    Subzero Heroes.
An icy dive to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. Coffee & snacks in heated tents during the event for observers. Berean Park, 1000 Reservoir Rd., Highland; Setup starts at 9:30am, check-in from 10:30-11:30am. Jump starts at noon. For more info contact Lauren Voorhees at lvoorhees@alz.org or Venesa Samuda at  vsamuda@alz.org  or 845-471-2655; To register visit www.subzeroheroes.org

18    President’s Style Torchlight Bash.
Enjoy an evening of family fun on the mountain. Food and beverages will continue after the lifts stop spinning in Groomers Pub & Lounge. The Giant Flying Turtles will be playing from 6-8pm in the great room. The torchlight parade will begin at dark with a night time jam. Outdoor music and great prizes are to follow in front of the Overlook Lodge. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount; 845-254-5600;
www.belleayre.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/460/151?npage=2

25     20th Annual Women’s Studio Workshop Chili Bowl Fiesta
. There’s no better cure for the winter blues than a plentiful scoop of chili in a brand new handmade bowl. With nearly 1000 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. In 20 years, we’ve also outgrown a few spaces, and this year the event will be hosted in the cafeteria at Ulster County Community College, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge; Early admission 2-4pm $5, free admission 4-7pm; 845-658-9133;
http://www.wsworkshop.org/chili-bowl-fiesta/

26    Shokan Fire Dept. Brooks BBQ Fundraiser.
Chicken Dinners $12,  Rib Dinners $14.  Dinners include: ½ Chicken or Rack of Ribs, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, dessert cookie and a bottle of water. Senior discounts of $1 per dinner.  Shokan Fire House, Rt.28, Shokan; 3-6pm; For more information or tickets call Ralph 845-464-4240 or 845-657-2261.

26   Last Sunday Family Day.
  Presented by the museum’s educator Zachary Bowman. Exhibition-inspired hands-on activities for children and their families.  Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz; 2pm; 845-257-3844;
www.newpaltz.edu/museum/programs/public_programs.html

26    Show the Museum Some Love Benefit Evening.  
Join us at Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar for a unique evening of music, special buffet dinner and dancing with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Tickets are $35 and include a free membership to Hudson River Maritime Museum for yourself or to give as a gift. From 3-5pm take an informal tour of the workshop at HRMM's Riverport Wooden Boat School and meet our shipwrights and boat school volunteers. At 4pm guests may transition to Ole Savannah for the benefit evening, special buffet dinner and dancing. Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar / Riverport Wooden Boat School, HRMM, 50 Rondout Landing; Kingston; 3-7pm; 845-338-0071 ex19; Info and tickets available at
www.hrmm.org/news/feb-26-show-the-museum-some-love



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MARCH 2017


1    RSVP date for the Ulster County SPCA's 19th annual Fur Ball on March 11. Evening consists of a silent auction and cash bar with hors d'oeuvres at 5:30pm. Sit down dinner, program and live auction begin at 7pm. Tickets are $85 per person. The Chateau, 240 Boulevard, Kingston; 5:30pm; For tickets call the shelter at 845-331-5377, ext 210; www.ucspca.org

1-31    Kiwanis Kingston Classic Pre-registration.
The 35th annual race will be a 2.1-mile walk/run and 10K both along the scenic Rondout Creek in Kingston. Race is Sunday, April 23. Starting Line: T.R. Gallo Park, Lower Broadway, Kingston; Register online at www.kiwaniskingstonclassic.com

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12    Annual Lawn & Garden Show. 
Each year in late February through mid March, the Adams Landscaping crews design and install an amazing backdrop of patios, ponds and walkways for hundreds of flowering spring bulbs, annuals, trees and shrubs in our greenhouses. Vendors, knowledgeable staff and garden experts from throughout the region are there to answer all your questions. The Garden Show is free to attend and also includes seminars, giveaways and free raffles. Adams Fairacre Farms, 1560 Ulster Avenue, Lake Katrine; During store hours;
www.adamsfarms.com/location/kingston

4   2nd Annual Bow Tie & Blue Jeans Dinner.
 Dinner and Live Auction. Hosted by The YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County. The cost is $70 per person, you may also reserve a table for eight for $700. Best Western, 503 Washington Ave., Kingston; 6-11pm; For reservations, call Linda Nalepa at 845-338-3810, ext 104 or lnalepa@ymcaulster.org

4 (Snow Date March 25)   Ulster County Music Educators All County Choral Music Festival. 
Attend performances of young musicians from Ulster County’s elementary, junior, and senior high school choruses at this annual concert. Tickets: $6 adults, $3 students/seniors. Senate Gymnasium, SUNY Ulster's Stone Ridge Campus, 491 Cottekill Rd., Stone Ridge; 4pm; 845-687-5261.

March 6-19    Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.
 Be sure to make reservations early to snag a table. The two-week celebration of dining is an opportunity for chefs to flaunt their best fare, for diners to check out new restaurants and visit old favorites. Over 200 participating restaurants offer special three-course dinner menus for $32.95. Many also offer 3-course lunches for $22.95. (Plus beverage, tax and tip). No passes, tickets or coupons are required. Reservations are highly recommended. For more details visit www.valleytable.com/hvrw

11    HikeSafe at Catskill Interpretive Center.
Review the 10 essential items you should have on any outing and the hiker responsibility code, which should be followed to ensure the safest possible outcome. Participants are encouraged to bring their packs and essential items to share with the group. Presented by Will Soter. Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28, Mt. Tremper; 1-3pm; 845-688-3369;
www.catskillinterpretivecenter.org/cic-events/2017/3/11/hikesafe

11    Ulster County SPCA's 19th annual Fur Ball.
Evening consists of a silent auction and cash bar with hors d'oeuvres at 5:30pm. Sit down dinner, program and live auction begin at 7pm. Tickets are $85 per person. Please RSVP by March 1, 2017. The Chateau, 240 Boulevard, Kingston; 5:30pm; For tickets call the shelter at 845-331-5377, ext 210; www.ucspca.org

12    Annual Maple Fest.
This year's festival features an array of family-friendly activities including tree tapping, blacksmithing, guided hikes to the Ashokan Sugar Shack, Cathedral Gorge, and the historic Turnwood Covered Bridge. Other highlights include performances by Wind & Stone, American Roots music by George Wilson & Peter Davis and songs, stories and puppetry by Grian MacGregor and the Ivy Vine Players. Hot pancakes with Ashokan maple syrup will be served and and visitors will have the opportunity to try some sweet Jack Wax maple candy. Admission is $5 per person with an additional charge for pancakes and crafts. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 10am-4pm; For more information call 845-657-8333 or email info@ashokancenter.org  www.ashokancenter.org

12    Annual Shamrock Run.
  This year's run in memory of Joyce Ellen Carey. 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; Registration 10:00am-12:30pm; Run starts 12:50pm sharp; For registration/info www.shamrockrunners.org

12   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; events@ulsteraoh.com
www.ulsteraoh.com

18 (Snow date March 19th)     Annual DanceFest!
Experience a world of dance with works presented by nine of the Hudson Valley’s finest dance studios. DanceFest! is a collaborative project presented by The Vanaver Caravan to connect and expose our local community to myriad dance styles including world dance, ballet, modern, and more  Tickets: adults $18, seniors & children under 12 $12, at the door. Rondout Valley High School, 122 Kyserike Rd, Accord; Matinee 3pm, Evening 6:30pm; For info please call 845-256-9300; vcoffice@vanavercaravan.org  www.Vanavercaravan.org/events

18, 19, 25, 26    New York State Maple Weekend at Sugar Shack. See firsthand how real maple syrup is made and to get a tour of our maple farm. Corey’s Fall Harvest Farm, Sugar Shack, 105 Hawley’s Corners Road, Highland; 10am-4pm; 845-943-8013; www.coreysfarm.com

18, 19, 25, 26    New York State Maple Weekends at Frost Valley YMCA.
Open house at the sugar house.  Enjoy tours and education on the maple sugaring operation.  Free samples will be available and syrup will be available to purchase at the sugarhouse by cash or check only.  Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville; 10am-4pm; 845-985-2291; www.frostvalley.org   
www.nysmaple.com/nys-maple-weekend


March 19, 2017 - Family of Woostock's Chocolate Lover's Social
19    Family of Woodstock’s 6th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Social and Benefit Auction.
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern, 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties; noon-3pm; For tickets, more information, to sponsor the event or donate to the auction, please contact Nicole Martin at (845) 331-7080 ext.155 or nmartin@fowinc.org  Tickets can also be purchased online at
www.nycharities.org/Events/EventLevels.aspx?etid=9524


19    The Kingston Model Train and Railroad Hobby Show.
 The show will showcase 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.  Kids of all ages will want to enter the toy train raffle, then meet folks from the working historic railroads and rail museums in the area. Bring the whole family for an entire day’s experience of model railroad and hobby fun.  Take the little ones to the Childrens’ Fun Corner featuring balloons and kid-friendly activities, including Thomas® the Tank Engine displays.  And don’t worry about lunch, as the show kitchen will be open selling tasty refreshments including hot dogs, fruit, cold beverages and other snack items.  Admission price is $6 for adults, and just $1 for kids under 12. Andy Murphy Midtown Rec Center, 467 Broadway at Hoffman Street, next to Rite-Aid, Kingston; 10am-4pm; 845-616-0931; www.kingstontrainshow.com

19    Shamrock Scramble 5K.
Reporting time: 8-9am, Starting time: walkers 8:30am., runners 9:30am, Kids Run 10:30am. Entry fee$20 preregistered, $25 after March 10, $1 Kid’s Run. Register online. Wallkill Firehouse, Central Avenue, Wallkill; 845-926-8055; www.wallkillshamrockscramble.com

19 (Rain date: March 26)    Kids’ Day in the Sugarbush.
 Join the Longbotham family and 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 four and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Register online $5. Spring Farm trailhead, Upper 27 Knolls Road, High Falls; 1-3pm; 845-255-0919; aharrod@mohonkpreserve.org;
 www.mohonkpreserve.org/events

March 25, 2017 - Ulster Ballet's Festival of Dance at UPAC
March 25    Ulster Ballet Company’s 34th Annual Festival of Dance.  The festival is an electrifying, explosive, and dynamic coming together of dance companies and dance styles from around the metropolitan area and around the region. There will be newcomers as well as returning favorites including Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company.  Tickets are $25/adults; $22/seniors and Bardavon/UPAC members; $18/children 12 and under; and groups of 10 or more. Also, employees of HealthQuest, Health Alliance, Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, Marist, Bard, Vassar colleges, City of Kingston, County of Ulster, members of the YMCA, Kingston and NYC Police and Firefighters receive the group rate of $18. Just present your employee ID or membership card to the box office when purchasing your tickets. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston; 8pm; For further information, visit http://ulsterballet.org/festival.html or call 845-246-4316; To purchase tickets, call the UPAC box office at 845-339-6088 or visit Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com

25    29th Annual Signs of Spring Walk. 
Ann Guenther, Naturalist and former Mohonk Preserve Educator, 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 mile hike. Dress for the weather. Free.  Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead, Upper 27 Knolls Road, High Falls; 2-4pm;
www.mohonkpreserve.org/events/signs-spring-walk

25    Riverport Women's Sailing Conference at Hudson River Maritime Museum.   Women teaching women sailing techniques, navigation and boat maintenance. Organized by the Kingston Sailing Club. $65,  $60 HRMM members. Limited enrollment. Riverport Wooden Boat School at Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; 8:30am-5pm; For more info and to register call 845-338-0071or visit click here

25    Belleayre Cardboard Classic.
Kids and adults make sleds with just cardboard and duct tape. This is your chance to sled down the slopes of Belleayre. Everyone is welcome to make their own sled. Everyone is welcome to make their own sled.  Make your sled at home or be here between 9am-noon to make your sled in the Longhouse lodge. Prizes for fastest, best crash, most creative, most ridiculous, best overall and more. Free entry. Belleayre Mountain, Longhouse Lodge, 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount; All day; 845-254-5600;
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APRIL 2017


1    Ashokan Reservoir History Presentation.
 Ashokan Reservoir expert, Frank Almquist, tells the story of how the reservoir was constructed.  Discussion time will follow the program. Free admission. Reservoir United Methodist Church, 3056 Route 28, Shokan; Doors open1:30pm, talk starts at 2pm; Please register at www.reservoirumc.com or call Eleanor at 845-338-6690.

1    Opening Reception Square Box Cube Exhibit and Three-Year Anniversary at ARTBAR Gallery.  The exhibit will feature 30-40 local artists from the Hudson Valley, and Allison Constant (owner of ARTBAR) is jurying the exhibit.  Everything in the exhibit is open to interpretation of square-like, box-like and cube-like forms.  ARTBAR Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston; 5-9pm; 845-338-2789; www.artbargallery.com

1    Spring Penny Social.
Special raffles,  door prizes, refreshments and more. Hosted by Highland Hose Co. No. 1 Ladies Auxiliary, Inc. Highland Fire District Headquarters - Highland Hose St. #1, 25 Milton Ave., Highland; Doors will open at 5:30pm and calling will begin at 6:30pm; www.facebook.com/HFDAuxiliary/

2    Penny Social. 
Special table, 50/50 raffle, food basket raffle, door prizes, lunch and light refreshments. Sponsored by the Saugerties Columbiettes. The Knights of Columbus Hall, 19 Barclay St., Saugerties; Doors open at 11:30am, calling starts at  1pm; 845-679-7205; www.facebook.com/saugertiesknights.columbus

8    Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt.
 Enjoy a breakfast buffet while visiting with the Easter Bunny. Take a selfie with the Easter Bunny and stroll into the Great Room and listen to nursery rhymes from Mother Goose at 11am.  Browse the Emerson stores and enter our Jelly Bean contest. Guess the correct number of jelly beans and winner receives a $25 gift certificate to Emerson’s Toy Chest. Don’t forget your Easter basket for our Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt begins promptly at noon. Enjoy a day of fun and games for the family. Be sure to drop by the Emerson Egg recycling station after the hunt. Breakfast  $15 per person, Kids 12 and under $7.50.  Other activities free. Emerson Resort & Spa, 5340 Route 28, Mt Tremper; 8am-2pm; For more information contact us at 845- 688-2828 or visit www.emersonresort.com/eventsattheemerson-2/

8    Easter Magic in the Hamlet. 
Listen to a story with the Penelope Rabbit, the Easter Bunny’s granddaughter at 11am, Join in on a Springtime Frolic and games, and Peter Rabbit’s Potting Shed at 11:30am, Egg Hunt  at Noon.  Look inside your eggs for a special note from the Easter Bunny.  St. Augustine’s Gym, 55 Main St.,  Highland;
www.townoflloyd.com/Pages/LloydNY_Bcomm/Events/index

8    Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners’ Garden Day 2017: “Style and Practical Matters”.  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, “Style and Practical Matters” features 16 classes and a keynote address by Marie Iannotti, author of 4 gardening books including “A Gardener’s Tour of the Hudson Valley” and resident gardening expert at About.com.  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; To obtain a list of all the classes and a registration form go to www.tinyurl.com/2017-Garden-Day For more information, or to have a brochure and registration form sent to you, contact Dona at 845-340-3990 x335 or email dm282@cornell.edu

8    Sugaring Off: 18 th Century Style. 
Activities include boiling maple sap to syrup, making jack wax candy, baking molasses cornbread and waffles over an open fire, hewing a log into a trough and making wooden buckets and spiles which were used to collect the sap. The First Ulster Militia will re-enact a raid on the sugar bush. Mark Rust will perform traditional 18th century music on a variety of musical instruments including banjo, violin, guitar and spoons. He will even let you try your hands at playing one of the instruments.  Adults $4, seniors $3, children free. Senate House and Museum, 396 Fair Street, Kingston; 11am-3:30pm; 845-338-2786;
www.senatehousekingston.org/event/sugaring-off-18th-century-style-2/

8    Coast 2 Coast Dance Annual Tricky Tray.
  If you haven't heard of a Tricky Tray before, it's very similar to a traditional 'Penny Social, but we raffle off only brand new themed baskets, tickets, and gift cards. If you're a sports memorabilia fan, a jewelry lover, a theme park thrill seeker, and even a food connoisseur-- we have it all. Not to mention there will be dance performances from VP Dance Academy, Kelly-Oster School of Irish Dance, Street Beatz Dance Studio, and more. We even have over 200 of the best raffle items around, so come try your luck and support a great cause. For $5 at the door, you get 25 first-tier raffle tickets, a door prize ticket, and admission to theater to see our dance performances. There will also be some food and drinks for purchase. After entry, additional tickets for raffles are available in $5 increments. All money we raise goes right back to children right here in the Hudson Valley and across the United States! This event helps to fund our motivational dance program, providing free dance classes to give children “a chance to dance” and to teach them “More Than Just Great Dancing.” Roy C Ketcham High School, 99 Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls; 2pm; For more info contact Jimmy Lyles at 845-240-5447 or jimmy@jimmylyles.com  www.coast2coastdance.org/tricky-tray-2

8 (Rain date April 15)    Saugerties Lions Easter Egg Hunt.
Grab your baskets for an egg hunt.  Prizes for returned eggs. Glasco Firehouse, 139 Liberty Street Ext.,​Glasco, Saugerties; Ages 5 and under at 10:30am, and 6+ at 11am;
www.facebook.com/events/292360571181902/

8 (Rain date April 9)    30th Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
  Egg Hunt starts at 1 pm. Ages 1-12. Featuring a bouncy house, a visit from the Easter Bunny, face painting, arts & crafts, prizes, and 5,000 eggs. Free and open to the public. Presented by the New Paltz Youth Program.     Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz; noon-3pm; www.newpaltzyouthprogram.org

8, 9   19th Annual  Pasta Primo Vino.
 Celebrate spring along the beautiful Shawangunk Wine Trail.  Experience the Hudson Valley's fine wines, one delicious sip at a time paired with a delicious pasta dish sample at all 15 wineries along the Trail. Two day tickets are $40 (plus tax and fee), Sunday-only tickets are $25 (plus tax and fee), and designated driver tickets are $15 per day (plus tax and fee). Participants will receive a souvenir wine glass at the starting winery of their choice and continue on a self-guided tour of the trail at their own pace. Enjoy a delicious pasta dish sample at each of the wineries you visit. The winemakers have chosen four wines for you to sample paired with each pasta sampling.  Shawangunk Wine Trail (All 15 Wineries); 10am-5pm; For more information and tickets call (845) 256-8456 or visit www.shawangunkwinetrail.com/pasta-primo-vino/

20    Annual Human Services Expo.
 Over 120 local service providers in attendance to answer your questions and discuss their services for children, adults and seniors. Get connected, free of charge. Hosted by Ulster County Department of Social Services & Office for the Aging/NY Connects.  Hudson Valley Mall, 1300 Ulster Ave., Town of Ulster; 10am-2pm; 845-334-5581.

April 22    Kids Classic 2017.
  First race kicks off at 8am and runs occur throughout the morning by grade. Must be Pre-K to 6th grade to participate. Shirt Sizes Available: YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL. Must be registered and paid in full by 3/31 to receive a shirt.  Presented by the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County.  Dietz Stadium, 170 N Front St., Kingston; For the schedule of events and to register online visit www.ymcaulster.org ; for a paper registration form print it here
www.ymcaulster.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Registration-Form-Kids-Classic.pdf

22    Home & Garden Show.
 Dynamic business showcase with demonstrations, giveaways and seminars. Rain or shine. Free and open to the public. Wallkill View Farm, 15 Route 299, New Paltz; 9am-4pm; 845-255-8050; www.facebook.com/WallkillViewFarm/

22    Kingston Earth Fair and Expo 2017.
The event will include a staff-led green infrastructure tour highlighting some of the Nature Center's most impressive sustainable features. The event will also feature great local businesses and organizations showcasing their commitment to sustainability. Additionally, there will be music featuring local artists such as Vince Fisher, Deb Martin, Annie DiRusso and Ami Madeleine along with live demonstrations from Innate Parkour Movement and Energy Dance Company. Come sit in the Mayor's electric vehicle, learn about how to go solar, peruse used books, participate in a Yoga class or just come to be inspired. There will be a Repair Café where repairers will teach you how to repair your broken items and an Earth Day Exchange where attendees can swap used clothes, toys, books, or household goods. There will be lots of fun for the kids, including an interactive reading of The Lorax, and a great family sing-along as well as tons of games and activities for children.  Hosted by The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department and supported by the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center.  Forsyth Park, 157 Lucas Ave., Kingston; 10am-3pm; For more information call 845-481-7339 or
www.kingston-ny.gov/earthexpo


22    Earth Day Volunteering and Celebration.
 Earth Day is the perfect reason to get involved at The Ashokan Center, where we've been offering environmental and outdoors education for 50 years. Come and join your community, get outside, and learm a little more about nature. There are two ways to participate or join us for both. Volunteer outdoors 10am-4pm. Earth Day volunteers receive free lunch. Please bring your own work gloves, work boots, and gardening tools. Tasks will include garden preparation, trail and path maintenance, invasives removal. Please register to volunteer. Celebrate indoors: 4-9pm. John Burroughs reading and talk by scholar Jeff Walker, dinner by Chef Bill Warnes, mini concert by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason and square dance with the Walker Family Band. Cost for the dinner/dance is $30 for adults, $15 for kids, Free to Earth Day volunteers. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 10am-9pm; 845-657-8333; www.facebook.com/events/732415670253395/

22    16th Annual Earth Day Fair.
 In addition to the fun, interactive and educational aspects usually associated with our Earth Day Fair, this year’s event will have a very special happening in the afternoon. Leaders from several faith communities will gather together on the church steps in the early afternoon. During this interfaith celebration, each leader will share a prayer or blessing from their faith community on the importance of caring for creation. A wide variety of local environmentally friendly individuals and groups will be on hand to share sustainable ways of caring for our Earth and its inhabitants. Children’s activities are planned throughout the day. Delicious healthy food will be available for purchase. Free. Sponsored by Interfaith Earth Action, the Caring for Creation Committee of the Reformed Church of New Paltz and the New Paltz Climate Action Coalition.  Reformed Church of New Paltz, 92 Huguenot St., New Paltz; 11am-4pm; www.reformedchurchofnewpaltz.org/earth-day.html

22, 29 (Rain dates April 23 and 30)    Early Spring Wildflowers.  
Join Michael Rider, Preserve volunteer, for a walk in the woods and learn to identify coltsfoot, bloodroot, hepatica, spring beauties and more. Ages 15 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, three-mile hike. Dogs must always be kept on a leash. Space is limited. Registration is required. Meet at Mohonk Preserve Visitors’ Center, 3197 State Route 55, Gardiner; 10am-1pm; 845-255-0919; aharrod@mohonkpreserve.org   www.mohonkpreserve.org

23    35th Kiwanis Kingston Classic.
  A 2.1-mile walk/run and 10K both along the scenic Rondout Creek in Kingston.  Join fellow runners for fun, camaraderie, a great course and a great post-race party which will be held at the TR Gallo Park on the creek complete with food, beer and music.Kingston Starting Line: T.R. Gallo Park, 91 West Strand,Lower Broadway, Kingston; 1-3pm; info@kiwaniskingstonclassic.com 
www.kiwaniskingstonclassic.com

23    “Stand Up Against Intolerance and Hatred in Our Community”:
  A Solidarity Celebration.  This event is hosted by a new local coalition of artists, musicians and community members featuring live music, speakers and networking. The event aims to convey solidarity with communities at risk and make a stand against racism, bias, misogyny and xenophobia. Performers: Ceramic Dog (Marc Ribot, Ches Smith and Shahzad Ismailly); Nfamara Badjie; The Paul Green Rock Academy; Bill Brovold and Friends; and the Jamie Saft Trio with Brad Jones & Ben Perowsky plus special guests. Free to the public. Contributions will be donated to local organizations working on these issues in the Hudson Valley.  BSP, 323 Wall St., Kingston; 2-4pm; For further information visit www.facebook.com/events/1011025145708989/

27, 28, 29, 30    Eight Annual Woodstock Bookfest.
Up until last year, you knew us as the Woodstock Writers Festival. Outstanding panel and speakers, fabulous parties, life-changing workshops and the kind of merriment only found in Woodstock. See website for details. Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock; info@woodstockbookfest.com  www.woodstockbookfest.com

28    Dancing with the Stars Ulster Style.  Come dance with us. There will be a DJ keeping everyone on the dance floor between performances.  Hors D’oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. Tickets $60 Advance, $70 Door.  Benefit for the United Way of Ulster County.  Diamond Mills Hotel, 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties; 7-10pm; For info and tickets call 845-331-4199 or visit www.UlsterUnitedWay.org

28, 29, 30    Spring Hammer-In
. Learn the art of forging iron into beautiful and useful items using traditional blacksmithing tools and skills.  This is a multi-level workshop for beginners and experienced craftsmen alike, with both forging demonstrations by world-renowned craftsmen and hands-on projects. Equipment, iron and coal will be provided and available to use under the supervision of an instructor and for sale to begin your own home workshop. Presented by the Northeast Blacksmiths Association. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverskill Road, Olivebridge; 845-246-2121; See website for details and to register
www.ashokancenter.org/events/april-28-30-2017-spring-hammer

29    The Second Annual Bright Ideas Festival.
The festival is centered around the theme of “invention, creativity, and problem solving for all ages,” and focuses on STEM-themed learning experiences. We invite families from across the Hudson Valley to participate in a wide variety of activities. High Meadow School, 3643 Main Street Route 209, Stone Ridge Stone Ridge; 11am-5pm; 845-687-4855; For more details visit www.highmeadowschool.org/?s=bright+ideas

29    Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association Spring Plow.  
Featured will be field plowing with horses, mules and oxen. Wagon rides, crafts and miscellaneous vendors, live music, good food, kid’s games and much more.  Among the highlights will be Kaleigh Hammel, 18, with her team of oxen, Oliver and Simon, and her mini horse. She will demonstrate riding the oxen Roman-style, with one foot on each ox. Also taking part will be Lain Peck, 13, who will bring her ox, Purple. Free, 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 dmjure33@frontiernet.net  www.saunderskill.com/cgi-bin/cal/calendar.pl

29    27th Annual Beltane Festival.
Gentlepersons, Neighbours & Friends. Come dressed in your fanciful best to celebrate with our merry band of Musicians, Singers & Dancers, Jongleurs & Players, Fine Artisans & Vendors of Foods, Apparel & Sundrie Items, Giant Puppets, Dancing Dragons & Prancing Horses, all manner of Clowns, Masquers, Magical Beings, Birds & Beasties. Let us bid farewell to Winter and welcome Spring. Gates open at noon and the music begins at 1pm; Procession and May Pageant will take place at 4pm; Admission $15-$35. Center For Symbolic Studies, 475 River Road Ext., New Paltz; noon-7pm; 845-658-8540; programs@symbolicstudies.org 
Click here for tickets    www.symbolicstudies.org

29    Hurley’s 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. It will be fun for the whole family. Also available will be a bouncy house, crafts, and activities. The Ulster County Federated Sportmen and the South Side Rod & Gun Club will sponsor a live BB Gun Range.  Free. Sponsored by West Hurley Firehouse and the West Hurley Library.  West Hurley Firehouse, 24 Wall Street, West Hurley; 11am-2pm; www.westhurleylibrary.org/

29    Community Celebration Day.
 The City of Kingston, UPAC and Bruderhof invite you to come together for this free event to enjoy non-stop entertainment. Paris the Hip Hop Juggler, stilt walkers, mariachis, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Two by Two Petting Zoo, Pook & Crew with Energy, DJ Andre, Donny Mapes plus delicious food from Pakt, Peace Nation, Chilly Willy and more. Plenty of free parking in the municipal lot next to Frank Guido’s Little Italy. Rain or shine.  Broadway Commons, 615 Broadway, Kingston (next to UPAC); 11am-3pm;
www.bardavon.org/show/community-celebration-day/


29    Inaugural Spring Celebration to Honor the Munsee.
This year's event will honor the Munsee Native Americans whose homeland was the Hudson Valley when the Huguenot refugees arrived to establish New Paltz. Guests will be able to visit the wigwam being built to mark the 340th anniversary of the land agreement made between the Munsee people and the Huguenot settlers. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served, catered by Duo Bistro of Kingston. DuBois Fort, 81 Huguenot St., New Paltz; 5-7pm; 845-255-1889; www.huguenotstreet.org

29    WAAM Beaux Arts Gala.  
WAAM's biggest night of the year. Featuring dinner, live music by Perry Beekman and Soul Purpose, Little Gems: Original art by regional artists, silent auction, raffles and more.  Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, 169 Ulster Ave., Saugerties; 5:30-10pm; For more info call 845-679-2940 or info@woodstockart.org Tickets are available at www.woodstockart.org/beauxartsgala/

29    HealthAlliance Foundation Tulip Ball.
The HealthAlliance Foundation’s annual gala will honor Frank and Beverly Finnegan.  The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Sandra A. Horan, while the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice will receive the Community Service Award.  The event also features dinner, dancing, raffle, a silent auction and fireworks. Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club Village, 1754 Old Kings Highway, Saugerties; 6-11pm; For details and reservations call (845) 334-2760 or visit www.foundationupdate.org/events/tulipball

29, 30    TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival. 
2-day long craft beer and fine food festival featuring over 120 breweries and well over 400 individual beers. Highly qualified judges choose the best craft brewery in the Hudson Valley and New York State, as well as the best individual beers in both the Hudson Valley and the entire state.  You must be 21 years of age or older to attend TAP® New York. Valid ID must be carried at all times and produced upon request. No infants or children will be permitted to enter the event. Hunter Mountain Resort,  64 Kein Avenue, Hunter; Saturday 2-6pm, Sunday 12-4pm; 518-263-4223; Get tickets early. www.tap-ny.com/welcome.html   www.huntermtn.com

30    High Falls Fire Company’s Spring Breakfast Buffet.
Featuring our favorite 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.” Adults $9, children ages 5-12 $7, children under 5 free. High Falls Firehouse, 7-11 Firehouse Road, High Falls; Serving 8-11am;  845-399-5004; www.highfallsfd.com  
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MAY 2017


1-18  Register for the Family Fun & Fish Day at Kenneth Wilson State Campground on May 20.  Please let us know in advance if you have special needs related to the day’s activities. No fishing license is required. DEC charges a $6 fee per car for admission to the campground, all other activities at Family Fun & Fish Day are free. For more information on the event, contact Brent Gotsch at 845-688-3047 Ext. 3, or by email at bwg37@cornell.edu . Register by May 18 in order to participate. Register online now by visiting www.ashokanstreams.org

5, 6, 7    Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst. 
Join us for a celebration of all things handmade just in time for Mother’s Day shopping.  Featuring 300 modern American artists, designers and craftspeople, it is Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite shopping experience at one of its most popular landmarks. It is a perfect day for the entire family.  Find earrings made of stingray; handbags made from antique books; flowers made of glass; pens made of money; necklaces made of meteorites; even bowls that look like cantaloupes; alongside contemporary wood furniture, handwoven fashions, craft pottery, steel indoor and outdoor sculpture, blown glass vases and more. Visitors should also plan to visit the gourmet specialties section to fully experience scrumptious hand-crafted delights.  A weekend pass is $12; seniors (62+) are $11; children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Lyndhurst, 635 South Broadway, 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

6    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

6    Fifth Annual Women's Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix.
  The only women’s out-and-back race course in the United States. Professional women riders and non-pro alike will tackle this challenging, mountainous course, riding either a world class 62.1-mile course or a 34-mile course that includes ascending and descending Overlook Mountain. The race begins and ends in Woodstock and encompasses the best roads in the townships of Woodstock, Phoenicia, Hurley and Saugerties. The course includes the ever-challenging Meads Mountain Road which scales Overlook Mountain for two miles, The Pro riders get the added bonus of traversing the infamous Ohayo Mountain, Seven Sisters, and a visit through Phoenicia.  The awards ceremony and community BBQ will take place after races end, approximately 11am. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Road, Woodstock: 8am; www.womenswoodstockcycling.com/

6    I Love My Park Day:
Exciting statewide event to celebrate and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites. Participating sites include Catskill Interpretive Center, Woodland Valley Campground, Minnewaska State Park Preserve (Lake Minnewaska Area and Sam’s Point Area) and Walkway Over the Hudson and more. Register online www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day

6    21st Annual Spring Wassail Festival.
 To celebrate the ancient Celtic ritual of wassailing, we will sing to the apple trees to ensure a bountiful harvest. There will be a sumptuous feast of local, artisanal food,including wood-fired pizza, paired with tastings of hard cider. The event features traditional folk-style dance and live Balkan music.There will be cider tastings of our own Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider and we will be debuting our newest cider, The Last Blacksmith. Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band, a 12-piece group representing Serbian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, and Romani traditions, headlines this year’s lineup. Admission Adults $70/advance, $80/at door, Under 18/$15, Under 6/Free, Evening after 8pm/$25 (Does not include dinner), Camping/$20 extra.  A sliding scale is available—no one will be turned away. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available by phone. Breezy Hill Orchard, 828 Centre Rd., Staatsburg; 2pm-until the wee hours; 845-453-0242, tickets can be purchased online at www.hudsonvalleyfarmhousecider.com

6, 7    Meet the Museums.  
A free public event to meet representatives of Ulster County museums, historic sites and historical societies. Free admission this weekend. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; 11am-5pm; 845-338-0071; www.hrmm.org/events.html

7    Spring Sprint 5k Trail Run.
 Lace up your sneakers for a challenging and technical race on the rugged trails of this spectacular preserve. Registration 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Race begins 10:30 a.m. Registration is free. Shaupeneak Ridge, 143 Popletown Road, Esopus; Registration 9-10am, race begins 10:30am; For info or to RSVP call 845-473-4440, ext. 273; www.scenichudson.org

7    New Paltz Regatta.
Parade of crazy water crafts, rubber duck race and boat race on the Wallkill River. Music, food, kids’ activities and fun. Register online. Parade starts at 23 Plattekill Ave., goes to New Paltz boat launch on Plains Road and ends at Route 299 bridge; 1pm; www.newpaltzregatta.com

7    2nd Annual Dance4TheEnd.
 Benefit for the Rainbird Foundation. This event is for dance lovers, professional dancers, wannabe dancers, playful dancers, and anyone who loves listening to music and watching people dance. There will be live Contra, Swing, and Rock & Roll bands. Dance4TheEnd will provide a variety of live music, dance demonstrations, dance lessons, fresh food, jewelry vendors, raffle prizes, and a silent auction! This event is child-friendly. There will be art supplies for children (parent supervision required).  Rainbird is the first non-profit to commit to the end of child abuse. Their work ends abuse by generating public demand. Rosendale Recreation Center (1055 Route 32, Rosendale; noon-6pm; Tickets are available at 
www.crowdrise.com/dance4theend1/fundraiser/rainbirdfoundationin
www.facebook.com/rainbirdhudsonvalley

13    Tenth Annual New Paltz Bike Swap.
 Buy and sell new and used bikes, bike parts and apparel. Many vendors. Free admission.  New Paltz High School, 130 S. Putt Corners Road, New Paltz; 10am-2pm; 917-655-5123; www.newpaltzbikeswap.com

13    Roller Derby: Benefit for Ulster County Habitat for Humanity. 
Please join the Mid-Hudson Misfits vs. Firestorm Roller Derby as they support Ulster County Habitat for Humanity. Stop by our table as we cheer on The Misfits. Tickets $12 at the door/$5 for kids under 12. Skate Time 209, 5164 Route 209, Accord; Doors open at 5:30pm; For more information about Ulster County Habitat contact Andrea Castaldo or Lori Alter at 845-340-0907 x106 or email volunteers@ulsterhabitat.org www.ulsterhabitat.org

14    The 7th 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 natural soaps, homemade craft items, skincare products, novelties, paintings and much more. Take a break from shopping and enjoy our newly added recreation and family activities including bouncy houses, face painting, boating, fishing, corn hole and more! Or relax a bit and enjoy our live music and entertainment. From solo artists, bands, and an illusionist, there is something for every in the family.  Entry to the festival is free. Luncheon prices are $29.95 Per Adult / $9.00 Per Child (Ages 3-12) / Children 2 and under 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 reservations@honorshaven.com 
www.honorshaven.com/calendar-events/tulip-festival-mothers-day-celebration-2017/

18    Gardiner Health and Wellness Expo. The Expo is centered on improving the health of seniors living in Ulster County. Representatives from the UC Office for the Aging, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Gardiner Library, SUNY Hearing, Minnewaska State Park and a host of health practitioners will be present. Presented by the Gardiner Senior Resource Committee. Gardiner Town Hall, 2340 Rt. 44/55, Gardiner; 2-4pm; For more info contact Steve Weir at 917-757-0968 or sweir2@hvc.rr.com

18, 19, 20, 21    Woodstock Chimes Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale.
The doors are open to the public for this four-day event. There will be a huge selection of chimes, gongs, drums, garden bells, fountains, kid's instruments and more at steep discounts. Woodstock Chimes,167 Dubois Road, Shokan; 9am-5pm; 845-657-0445; www.chimes.com/sale

19    2017 United Way Golf Tournament. 
Join us for an 18-hole, 4-person scramble, best ball format.  Continental breakfast, boxed lunch on the turn, and an after golf celebration with barbecue and awards is included.  There will be great raffle prizes, a silent auction, fabulous food, and all on this scenic course!  And most important – all proceeds from the tournament will benefit local program services helping your friends, family, and neighbors in Ulster County. The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club, 1754 Old Kings Hwy., Saugerties; Registration begins at 8am, Shotgun start at 9am; 2017 Golf and Sponsorship Registration Forms are online at www.ulsterunitedway.org

20    Annual Spring on Main Festival. Llive music, chicken BBQ, food vendors, businesses openings - Catskill Mountain Tattoo and Catskills Seasons Ltd., book signing at Home Goods of Margaretville, Catskill Candies and Confections samplings, Margaretville Liquor wine tasting; Stick in the Mud “Pick a Stick,” Cheese Barrel local cheese tasting, The Happy Giraffe will be setting up a Main Street booth, Picnic! will host cookie decorating, Foothills Shoe will have a sale booth and the Auxiliary Thrift Shop will hold a sale and auction.  Hosted by the Business Association of Margaretville.  Main Street, Margaretville; 10am-3pm; For more info call 845 586-4177 or visit
www.facebook.com/MainStreetMargaretville

20    MyKingston Kids Fest.
 A free indoor/outdoor event created to provide children of Kingston and the surrounding areas an eclectic experience to enjoy themselves through exciting activities, interactive educational tools, engaging, fun-loving events and appropriate entertainment. The Lace Mill, 165 Cornell St., Kingston; 11am-4:30pm; 845-282-0182; www.mykingstonkids.com

20    9th Annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival and 5k Cupcake Classic.
A day full of live music, local food, shopping, art and craft vendors, raffles, kids’ activities, cupcake contests and, of course, lots of yummy cupcakes. Wright’s Farm, 699 Route 208, Gardiner; 5k Cupcake Classic registration 9:15-10:45am., race 11am.  Festival noon-6pm; 845-255-5300;  www.gardinercupcakefestival.com

20 (Rain date: May 21)    Pine Bush UFO Fair. Don't Keep Calm. Run They're Coming! The all-day, family-friendly UFO Fair will take over Main Street in Pine Bush with an out-of-this-world parade, live music, children’s activities, food and craft vendors and the Miss Galaxy Contest. 10am-4pm, Main Street, Pine Bush; 845-744-8230; www.pinebushufofair.com
www.facebook.com/pinebush.ufofair?fref=photo.


20, 21    Wildflower Festival in Kerhonkson.
  The festival is a full weekend for both the novice and experienced gardeners with a special focus on home gardeners who want to become more self-sufficient by successfully growing a multitude of delicious and nutritious edibles to put on their tables and in their pantries.  Gardening experts will be on hand to answer your questions. The Hudson Valley Seed Library returns with an extensive selection of organic heirloom vegetables, herb and flower seedlings. Free and open to public. Rain or shine. Catskill Native Nursery, 607 Samsonville Road, Kerhonkson; 9am-5pm; 845-626-2758; www.catskillnativenursery.com

21    Run Like the Wind 5K & 10K and 5K Walk
. One of the oldest road races in the Hudson Valley, since 1983. Join is for a great race and awesome after party. Includes a pasta buffet, BBQ, Craft Beer & Wine Garden.  We have kids races for all ages.  Kids actives like face painting and a bouncey house. All 5K and 10K race applications include our pasta buffet provided by the Hudson Valley's premier Green Certified© Restaurant, Aroma Thyme Bistro. For the adults we have a Craft Beer & Wine Garden. Plus trophies for the top three finishers of each age group and lots of prizes and raffles. Liberty Square, Ellenville; Race packet pickup and day of race registration from 8-9:15am; For more info please visit www.ellenvillerunlikethewind.com/index.html

21    Run Like the Breeze Kid’s Races.
 Come join us in the heart of Ellenville for a fun-filled day of kid’s activities, vendors, food and age group racing. All runners will earn a medal and the top three finishers will be awarded trophies. Registration will begin as early as 9 a.m. and close at 11:30 a.m. The cost of registering to race is $10 per child. The races will begin promptly at noon, starting with the youngest group. The Run Like the Breeze portion of the race is a fundraiser benefiting the Ellenville Nursery School. ​The Run Like the Wind 5k and 10k will take place on the same day. We ask that all 5K and 10K racers keep us in mind and write in on their registration forms the code RLTB2017 to donate a portion of their registration fee to the Ellenville Nursery School. Liberty Square, Ellenville; 9am-1pm, Registration will begin at 9am and close at 11:30am; 845-647-6405; www.ellenvillenurseryschool.com/run-like-the-breeze

21    “Mutt Strutt”: a Day for Dogs and Dog Lovers.
There will be a number of vendors, many with dog related products and services.  Throughout the day, there will be 15 minute seminars on a variety of pet related topics as well as several demonstrations.  We have formed an alliance with The Smorgasborg at Hutton Brickyard.  A number of vendors from  The Smorgasborg will be offering discounts to Mutt Strutt patrons with a wristband that can be purchased for $5 at Mutt Strutt. It is a five minute walk between both venues and a courtesy van will be running all day.  Admission is free but a goodwill donation is encouraged.  Proceeds to benefit the SUNY Ulster Vet Tech program.  Hosted by the Kingston Sunrise Rotary Club  and SUNY Ulster’s Vet Tech. Kingston Point Beach, Delaware Avenue and the Hudson River, Kingston; 11am-3pm; For more information, contact Colleen Mountford at 845-594-5913 or by email at cmountford11@gmail.com

24    Fifth Annual Taste of Woodstock.
Celebrate the culinary diversity and delicacies that the region has to offer. Guests receive a walking map of the region's world-class restaurants and a voting card to pick their favorite dishes. With the Film Center as home base, guests are free to walk around the center of town at their leisure and delight their palates with an incredible variety of food and drink. Tickets $50.  Woodstock Film Festival Center, 13 Rock City Road, Woodstock; 6-9pm;
www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/events/tasteofwoodstock2017.php

24, 25, 26, 27, 28     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;
www.hitsshows.com/saugerties/hits-saugerties-series


26, 27, 28- 29    Fifth Annual Uke Fest
. Enjoy a family-friendly weekend retreat of music and friends in a gorgeous natural setting for uke players of all ages and skill levels. Workshops, concerts, dancing, jam sessions and lots of fun. Can’t make it for the whole weekend? Don’t miss out on this chance to see two amazing performers on stage.  Join us for the May 27th concert featuring James Hill and Anne Janelle. Tickets are available online. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 845-657-8333;
www.ashokancenter.org/events/uke-fest-2017

27    SpringFest at The Falcon in Marlboro
. Art, Music, Food, Family + More! Live Music on 3 Stages, Art Gallery Exhibition, Avalon Archives Museum of Rock & Roll, New York Craft Beer Garden, Acrobats & Street Performers, Hudson Valley’s Food and Beverage Vendors, Multi Media Children’s Show, and more. 12noon-10pm. The Falcon, 1348 Rt. 9W, Marlboro; 845-236-7970; www.liveatthefalcon.com/.
Click Here for performance schedules


27, 28    Barn Star's Antiques at Rhinebeck.
  You’ll find many of your favorite dealers, some returning after a short hiatus, and new exhibitors as well. Fine art, folk art, decorative art, textiles, samplers, weathervanes, English furniture, country furniture, formal furniture, quilts, trade signs, antique & estate jewelry, painted furniture, pottery, silver, and garden architectural will all be represented. No pets please  Presented by Barn Star Productions. Tickets day of $10; For Advanced tickets for $8 Click Here ; Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck; Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday, 11am-4pm; For more info 914-474-8552 or barnstar1@aol.com www.barnstar.com/rhinebeckspring.html
www.dutchessfair.com/fairgrounds-events/events/


27, 28, 29    Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair.
The fair features 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. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; Saturday and Sunday 10am–5:30pm, Monday 10am-4pm; 845-679-8087 or 845-246-3414; www.quailhollow.com

29    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.

29    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.

29    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.

29    Town of Rochester Memorial Day Parade
. Line up at the Town Garage at 12:30pm. Parade kicks off up Granite Road, Scenic Road and Main Street to the Accord Fire House at 1pm. 

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 contact New Paltz VFW 845-633-8494 or vfwinfo@vfw8645.org

May 31, June 1, 2, 3, 4     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/hits-saugerties-series




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JUNE 2017


1, 2, 3, 4     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/hits-saugerties-series

2, 3, 4    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. No pets allowed.  Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck; 10am-5pm; For info 1-800-866-500-FAIR (3247) or info@stellashows.com
www.countryliving.com/fair/a4255/country-living-fair-rhinebeck

3    19th Annual Great Plant Swap & Sale. 
Bring only healthy, well cared for plants. Sponsored by the  Master Gardener Cornell Cooperative Extension.  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 dm282@cornell.edu or visit our website at
http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/events/2016/06/04/great-plant-swap-sale

3    Ride the Ridge.  
Come ride the beautiful countryside, soak up the scenery while enjoying the support of roadside volunteers, clearly marked routes, strategically located water and food stops and a SAG wagon to ensure you get back safely. This is the first time the event will be held on a Saturday. We did this so that people visiting from out of the area can make a weekend out of it. Stay tuned for details about travel packages and great places to stay/dine/relax/recover. Five rides for all skill levels.  All start at High Meadow School and end with lunch.  High Meadow School, 3643 Main St., Stone Ridge; 7am-5pm; 845-658-4855; For more info and online registration visit www.ridetheridge.org

3    Craft Market Walk: Art.
The Craft Market Walk brings you the work of local craft vendors and artisans. Begin at the Gardiner Library, browse the Farmer's Market Grounds, stroll the Rail Trail and end with a drink and jig at Yard Owl Craft Brewery. Free. Village of Gardiner; 12:30-4:30pm; For more info contact Lucia Civile at  lacephotomedia@gmail.com   www.gabny.com

3
    Third Annual Kingston Point Classic Car, Truck and Bike Show. Trophies, trolley rides, music, food, museums, scenic trails, waterfront views. Kingston Point, Rotary Park, Delaware Avenue, Kingston; 10am-3pm; For more info, contact Woodstock Motor Club, Ron Williams at 845-339-4070; perdwms@verizon.net

3, 4    Gardiner Open Studio Tour. 
Gardiner artists open their studio doors so visitors can get a rare look ‘behind the scenes.’ On this free, self-guided tour you can meet these talented artists in their workspaces, experience demonstrations of their art or craft, share their philosophies and observe their techniques.  Over 20 Artists Studios in Gardiner; 10am-6pm; 845-419-5219; For more information and a map of tour at www.gostartists.org

4    Woodstock Riding Club Horse Show.
Free admission. Come join the friendly, family fun at the Woodstock Riding clubs annual Spring Horse show! There will be English,Western, Jumping, Driving, and Obstacle classes! Free admission for EVERYONE!....Want to ride? Must provide your own horse-nominal class fees. Cant wait to see you there! 8am-4pm; 16 Broadview Rd Woodstock, NY 12498. For more info please visit www.woodstockridingclub.com

4    New Paltz Rotary Touch-A-Truck.
The "kids" of all ages get to see, touch and feel the trucks and learn about the people and services they provide. Includes bounce houses, face painting, cow train, family kick ball game and more. No pets and no smoking. Proceeds fund the New Paltz Rotary Club's charitable giving to the local and world community. Admission $5, children under 2 free. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; 9am-3pm; 845-797-3063; www.newpaltzrotary.org

4    Hudson Valley LGBTQ Pride March and Festival.
Parade kicks off at 1pm at the New Paltz Middle School, 2 South Manheim Blvd., New Paltz, followed by the Festival in Hasbrouck Park 2-4pm; 845-331-5300; www.lgbtqcenter.org

4    Fifth Annual Multi-Cultural Kingston Block Party
.  Featuring live ethnic music and dance, multicultural handicrafts, and children’s activities. The free event on the Rondout waterfront  will also include gyros, hamburgers, hot dogs, fried-fish sandwiches, tamales, fried dough, shaved ice, and more for a slight charge. Kosher options of certain foods will additionally be available.T.R. Gallo Waterfront Park, 93 West Grand St., Kingston; 1-5pm; www.rehercenter.org

4    Lookin’ Fur Love. 
Join us for a UCSPCA Dog Adoption event for this “Doggie Speed Dating” event. You will receive a complimentary cocktail and yummy treats for both you, and the tail wagers. Please do not bring your own dogs. Armadillo Restaurant, 97 Abeel St, Kingston; 1-3pm; 845-331-5377.

7, 8, 9, 10, 11    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/hits-saugerties-series


9, 10, 11    Good Guys Rod & Custom Car Show.
Over 1,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru '72, vendor & manufacturer exhibits, indoor car show, Swap Meet, Pinstripper Brush Bash and Cars 4 Sale Corral. Live music entertainment with The Clusters. There will also be a Kid’s Zone with free arts and crafts, games, prizes & more. And a kid’s free Revell Model Car Make-N-Take - get your kids involved in model building. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck; Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-3pm; For more info and tickets www.good-guys.com/ecn-2017

9, 10, 11    Taste of Country Music Festival.
Biggest country music and camping party in the northeast. 64 Klein Avenue, Hunter Mountain, NY. Check website for lineup, instructions, rates and more http://tasteofcountryfestival.com

10    Kingston Kayak Festival.
Interested in kayaking but never had a chance to try it? Not sure what kind of kayak you want? Already have a kayak but thinking about upgrading? Kayak experts from Kenco and reps from our kayak companies will be on hand to guide you to your perfect kayak. Try different types of kayaks right on the Hudson River, so you can really get a feel for what makes each kayak different. Plus, try out the latest craze: stand up paddleboards. Kenco will be offering great discounts and show specials on kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, racks and accessories. Presented by Kenco and Kingston Parks and Recreation.  Just a $10 donation for a full day of fun and the donations support the City of Kingston Environmental Education Program. Kinston Point Beach, Delaware Avenue, Kingston; All day, demos 10am-4pm; 845-481-7339;
www.atkenco.com/info/2017-kingston-kayak-festival

10    71st Annual Stone Ridge Library’s Annual Fair.
The festivities will include a huge book sale, plant sale, children’s activities, craft and gift booths, food and drink, and entertainment all day. The Bag Sale, offering a bag of books for $10, will take place on Sunday from 10am-2pm.  Parking will be available at the High Meadow School, Key Bank, Express Tech Printing, and George Moylan’s Funeral Home. Rain or shine.Library Lawn, 3700 Main St. (Rt. 209), Stone Ridge; 10am-3pm; For info 687-7023; For more information visit www.stoneridgelibrary.org

10    Third Annual Local Cider Market & Tasting.
Featuring over a dozen New York State cideries, as well as local wineries and breweries; also, fresh-cut flowers, local apples, apple cider donut, food trucks and live music. Admission $20, designated driver free.  Historic Huguenot Street, 81 Huguenot St., New Paltz; Noon-4pm;
www.huguenotstreet.org/calendar-of-events/

10    1st Annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival.
There will be an array of food trucks offering all sorts of tantalizing menu items and sweet tasting treats that will also be offered.  In addition to eating some of the most delicious cuisines out there, from 1-5pm, the Craft Beer and Cider portion of the Festival will begin. Those ticket holders, 21 and older, will receive a souvenir glass and  sample beers and ciders from local, regional and national breweries. Entertainment including live music, helicopter rides, and a kids zone that features several bounce houses and games, face painting, henna tattoos and balloon animals.  There will be an Artisan Market featuring handmade arts and crafts, specialty foods, home based vendors and promotional business vendors. General Admission Tickets cost $5 and children 12 and under are free. No pets are allowed.  Craft Beer Festival tickets are available at this link. In support of the Hudson Valley Hero Project.  Stormville Airport, 428 Route 216, Stormville; 11am-6pm; For more info call 845-226-1660 or visit www.stormvilleairportfleamarket.com

10, 11    22nd Annual Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival.
This exciting two-day wine and food festival is a unique opportunity to enjoy side-by-side tastings of the Hudson Valley’s finest wines. All 15 wineries from the Shawangunk Wine Trail as well as other select wineries from the region will be offering tastings of wines, distilled spirits and hard ciders.  A one-day tasting ticket, good for either Saturday or Sunday, is $30 purchased in advance, plus fees. Limited tickets will be available at the gate for $40 including tax. A tasting ticket includes a complimentary wine tasting glass. A general admission ticket designed for designated drivers is also available in advance for $10, plus fees and at the gate for $15 including fees.  This tented event is held rain or shine. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; Noon-5pm; www.bountyofthehudson.com

11    Walkway Marathon.
Runners of all abilities are invited to take part in one of four flat, fast and scenic races - a marathon, half-marathon,5k and the ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash (June 10, 10am) with gorgeous views of Dutchess and Ulster Counties. Marist College Historic Cornell Boathouse, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie; 7am-1pm; For more information and to register visit www.walkwaymarathon.org

11    4th  Annual Basket Bingo.  Benefit for the kids in Ulster County. $15 includes 15 game cards (1 pack ) & door prize ticket, additional game cards $10 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.

15    Hudson Valley Governor’s Initiative Job Fair
. Over 100 employment opportunities. SUNY-Ulster's Kingston Campus, 94 Mary's Ave., Kingston; 10am-noon; for more information including a list of businesses and job titles visit www.ulsterworks.com/job-fairs

June 16, 17, 18     13th Annual Mountain Jam.
One of the top music festivals in the country featuring 40 bands on 3 stages.  Headliners and performers for the 2017 lineup are Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame acts Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and the Steve Miller Band.  Joining Petty and Miller on the Mountain in ’17 will be Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Strumbellas, Shovels & Rope, The Revivalists, The Infamous Stringdusters, White Denim, Elephant Revival, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and River Whyless and others. 3-Day and VIP tickets are available with or without camping, along with Single-Day tickets. Presented by Radio Woodstock & Townsquare Media Group and Chet-5 Festivals. Hunter Mountain, 84 Klein Ave., Hunter; For info and tickets visit www.mountainjam.com

17    12th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day.
 Food, music, activities and community information provided by local agencies. Lots of fun will be had throughout the day. Free. Franklin Street, Kingston; 11am-3pm; 845-334-3964.

17    48th Annual Strawberry Festival. 
Barbecue, strawberry deserts, 50/50 raffle, live music, white elephant table.  Adult $12, children ages 4-10 $8, children 3 and under free. Klyne Esopus Museum, 764 Broadway (Route 9W), Ulster Park; Noon-3pm; 338-8109.

17    June Jamboree.
 Award-winning veggie food trucks and booths, live music and vegan- and animal-themed tattoos done onsite as well as yoga, face-painting, crafts, a bouncy castle and waterslide. Meet over 350 friendly rescued cows, pigs, goats, turkeys and more. Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, 2 Rescue Road, High Falls; 10:30am-5pm; 845-247-5700; For more info and advance tickets
www.woodstocksanctuary.org/events/june-jamboree-2/


17    Father’s Day Craft Fair. 
Come out and shop for great Father’s Day gifts and support the Ulster County SPCA.  Great raffles and 50/50.  Bring pet food or a cleaning supply donation and you will receive a free raffle ticket.  Saugerties Senior Center, 207 Market St., Saugerties; 11am-4pm.

17    Ultimate Family Yard Sale.
 Stormville Airport, 428 Route 216, Stormville; 9am-3pm; 845-226-1660; www.stormvilleairportfleamarket.com

17    SallyeAnder Opening Party.
  Live music, soap-making demonstration, and soap-wrapping contest perfect for kids and families. Food, beverages, and more. Free of charge and open to the public. SallyeAnder, East Main Street, Beacon; noon-6pm; 315-343-0793; www.sallyeander.com

17, 18    2017 Clearwater Festival.  
Featuring seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters. Kids 12 & under get in for free. Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson; Gates open at 9am; For tickets and info call 877-435-9849 or visit www.clearwaterfestival.org

18    Eighth Annual New Paltz Challenge Run.
   Participants choose from Half Marathon, Family 5k or Kid’s 1-mile run. Proceeds go to NewPaltz Regional Chamber of Commerce and its community projects. Gilded Otter, 3 Main St., New Paltz; 7:30am; For more info and to register www.newpaltzchallenge.com

18    Family Day at Huguenot Street.
Free admission in honor of I Love NY’s Path Through History Weekend. Guided tours at various times throughout the day. This includes admissions into the historic house tours and exhibits. Bring a blanket and bagged lunch and have a picnic on our grounds. Enjoy a day with the family as you learn about the families who founded New Paltz. Historic Huguenot Street, 81 Huguenot St., New Paltz; 10am-5:30pm; 845-255-1889;
www.huguenotstreet.org/calendar-of-events/


21    Third Annual Diversity Parade and Let’s Move! Ulster
. Parade downtown for a free community event.  Bring your family and friends and enjoy healthy food and fitness demonstrations. T.R. Gallo Park, 73 W. Strand St., Kingston; Line up for parade at 5:30pm, 6-8pm; www.facebook.com/LetsMoveUlster

21    Summer Solstice Run.
The 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. Pre-registration $15, day of event $20. Minnewaska parking $10. Minnewaska State Park, 5281 Route 44-55, Kerhonkson; Registration 5pm, Race 6:30pm; For more info and to register  www.shawangunkrunners.com

22    25th Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation Annual Golf Tournament.
Join us for a fabulous day of golf and celebrate 25 years of Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation Golf and 35 years of Hudson Valley Hospice. Your choice: play your own ball or scramble format. Trump National Golf Club, 178 Stormville Rd, Hopewell Junction; Registration and lunch begins at 11:30am, followed by a shotgun start at 1pm. For more information and to register call Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation at 845-473-2273 ext. 1109 or
www.hvhospice.org/foundation/events/

24    Second Annual Catskill Interpretive Center Book Fair 2017.
 Come with friends, family and your picnic baskets to listen to the finest Catskill authors discuss the glories of the Hudson River Valley.  The Fair is a working collaboration between the Catskill Center, Writers in the Mountain and Poetry Barn. An exhibitors’ tent will feature books from such regional publishers as Black Dome Press, Bushwhack Books, Calling All Poets, Hope Farm Press, McPherson & Co., Post Traumatic Press, Purple Mountain Press and WoodstockArts.  Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Route 28, Mount Tremper; 10am-4pm; 845-688-3369; mdrillinger@catskillcenter.org 
www.catskillinterpretivecenter.org/cic-events/2017/6/24/book-fair-2017

June 24, 25, 2017 -  The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival
24, 25    The Rhinebeck Crafts 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 is a celebration of all things handmade which includes: unique contemporary craft and art, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, interactive craft demonstrations and exciting family activities.The two-day event 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.  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 crafts@artrider.com or visit www.artrider.com

25    12th Annual Tour de Kingston-Ulster.
 Bike ride distances for all level of riders. Register online $40 adults, youth under 21 $10. Five-mile family ride free. Parking at Dietz Stadium, 170 N. Front St., Kingston; 8am-2pm; Race at Forsyth Park, 157 Lucas Ave., Kingston; www.facebook.com/TourDeKingston   www.tourdekingston.com/

June 30    Town of New Paltz Fourth of July Celebration.
  Fireworks, food trucks and live music to kick off and free preview the Tiny House Freedom Fest. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; 5-11pm; www.tinyhousefreedomfest.com

June 30,  July 1, 2    Tiny House Freedom Fest.
 A three-day celebration of tiny homes, sustainable living, and green technology.  Friday’s festivities will include fireworks, food trucks and live music brought to you by the town of New Paltz. Free admission. Bring your tiny house, RV or tent and stay the weekend. Kids 8 and under are free. Friday’s festivities are free.  Sponsored by Four Seasons Realty.  Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; 845- 255-1380; For schedule and tickets visit www.tinyhousefreedomfest.com


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JULY 2017


1    Independence Day Celebration at Senate House State Historic Site.
Patriotic ceremony,  guided tours and a performance of patriotic and Revolutionary War-era songs by Rich Bala. The Third Ulster Militia will reenact 18-century camp life. You can also try your hand at 18th-century games or toys. Free hot dogs, lemonade and ice tea will be available. 296 Fair St., Kingston11am-3pm; 845-338-2786.

1, 2    Tiny House Freedom Fest.
 A three-day celebration of tiny homes, sustainable living, and green technology.  Friday’s festivities will include fireworks, food trucks and live music brought to you by the town of New Paltz. Free admission. Bring your tiny house, RV or tent and stay the weekend. Kids 8 and under are free. Friday’s festivities are free.  Sponsored by Four Seasons Realty.  Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; 845- 255-1380; For schedule and tickets visit www.tinyhousefreedomfest.com

1, 8, 15, 22    Catskill Mountain Flyer:
 Enjoy a fun round-trip train ride departing from the historic city of Kingston, ride across the Hurley Flats and climb up Hurley Mountain. Purchase tickets online. Adults $14, seniors $13, youth $8. Catskill Mountain Railroad, 149 Aaron Court, Kingston; Departing 11am, 1pm, and 3pm; 845-688-7400; www.catskillmtrailroad.com

2    Highland’s Celebration/Fireworks. 
Old-fashioned fun and fireworks.  Live music 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
www.townoflloyd.com/Pages/LloydNY_Bcomm/Events/index

4    Ellenville Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks.
  Arts, crafts, food and Parade with floats and bands at Liberty Square.  Fireworks in the evening at Joseph Y. Resnick Airport, Ellenville; Parade is at noon; fireworks at 9:30pm; 845-647-4620; www.ewcoc.com

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 please feel free to call the firehouse at 246-9701 and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Click here for more details

4   Kingston’s 4th of July Fireworks and Celebration
.  Food, music and activities at the Strand Park. Music at 6pm. Fireworks will take place at dusk. Sponsored by Mainetti, Mainetti and O’Connor. T.R. Gallo Park, West Strand, Rondout, Kingston; Fireworks at dusk; www.kingstonhappenings.org/this-weekends-happenings-in-kingston-ny/

4    Walkway Fireworks Celebration.
Premier view of spectacular fireworks. Bring your chairs, flashlights and snacks. Tickets $12.50, children under 10 free, Walkway members receive discounted tickets. Walkway Over the Hudson, 87 Haviland Road, Highland; Gates open 7pm, Fireworks 9pm; 845-454-9649; www.walkway.org

7    49th Annual Children’s Day Parade:
This year’s theme is “Everything Disney.” Line up 4:30pm. Parade begins 6pm. Parade starts on Pine Grove Avenue and ends at Kingston Plaza.  Afterwards enjoy a huge fireworks display and carnival; 845-481-7332. 

8    High Falls Fair Day.  Live music, craft vendors, local food vendors, wellness tents for massage and holistic health services, dunk tank for all ages petting zoo, nature walks on the D&H Canal trail, D&H Canal Museum, antique shopping local art galleries. Visit one of the oldest food co-ops in the United States, High Falls Food Co-op. See the waterfalls and walk the rail trail. Second Street, High Falls; 10am-5pm; www.highfallscivic.org

8    Red, White & Blue Fireworks Extravaganza.
Music, food, glow sticks. Grab a blanket and nestle in for a great community event. Thomas Felten Memorial Park, 11 Patura Road, Modena; 5pm; 845-883-7331; http://town.plattekill.ny.us/

8 (Torrential Rain Date July 9)    Woodstock Area Garden Tour.
Woodstock and surrounding area hosts will open their private and personal gardens for viewing.  Limited reservations in advance $25, day-of-event $30. Map pick up at Woodstock Shakespeare Festival Stage, 45 Comeau Drive, Woodstock; 10am-3pm; 845-247-4007; www.birdonacliff.org

9    14th Annual Sawyer Motors Car Show. 
“The Best Little Car Show in the Northeast.” Once again our village streets of Main and Partition are shut down to traffic and filled with over 500 cars that sure do bring back the memories.  Non-stop live entertainment and a cause that hits home for all of us. Fifty trophies are awarded to the best of the best! It's a fun day for kids of all ages.. Admission free to the public. Saugerties; 1-pm; 845-246-3412; www.sawyermotorscarshow.com

9, 10     WJC Annual Mega–Yard Sale.  Hundreds and hundreds of great items. All proceeds benefit the WJC General Fund. The Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock; Sunday, 9am-4pm; Monday, 9am-2pm; 679-2218; www.wjcyardsale@gmail.com

July 14, 15, 16    Shandaken Artist Studio Tour
. Explore artists’ open studios, fine and functional art and outdoor sculpture by over 35 artists. Friday: "Short Tall Tales" with host MC Sparrow at The Arts Upstairs 6-10pm; Saturday artist reception and pot luck feast at The Art Upstairs 6-10pm; Saturday and Sunday day open studios 10am-5pm; 845-688-2977; www.shandakenart.com

14, 15, 16    Soyuzivka 11th Annual Festival. Largest Ukrainian cultural festival in the United States. A weekend of music and dance. Friday evening gala. Beer garden and zabavas. Soyuzivka Heritage Center, 216 Foordmore Road, Kerhonkson; 845-626-5641; www.soyuzivka.org

15    35th Annual DeLisio Memorial Golf Tournament. 
The tournament is the largest fundraiser for Special Olympics of New York, Hudson Valley Region and is hosted by the Woodstock Golf Club.  The entry fee includes: golf, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, music and prizes and most importantly a donation to Special Olympics.  Woodstock Golf Club, Route 375 & 212, Woodstock; For further info or registration call 845-339-4600 or email PLDeLisio@hotmail.com or visit www.woodstockgolf.com

15    Hudson Valley Mustang’s 36th Annual Car Show
. Featuring 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

15    Your First Mud Run.
The only mud run in the country designed so both parents and kids can run together. Courses are 1.5 – 2 miles and include wall climb, tire carry, row of tires, heavy jump rope, tubes and, of course, a mud slide. Anyone ages 6 and up can run the race. Purchase tickets online. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount; Race starts 10am; 845-254-6094; www.belleayre.com

15    Freedom isn't Free Poker Run and Pig Roast. Stop in at the several checkpoints to draw a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. If you’re feeling lucky you can even buy a second poker card for $10. Enjoy a Pig Roast BBQ, Music and a 50/50 Raffle after at the Marbletown park.  Don’t have a bike?  Then come enjoy the Pig Roast.  All proceeds go to benefit the Sgt. Shawn M. Farrell Memorial Scholarship Fund. Online registration $20 per rider- includes pig roast and Tee shirt, $15 per passenger- includes Pig Roast. If purchased day of $25 per rider and $20 per passenger. Marbletown Park, Tongore Road, Stone Ridge;  Registration begins at 8am, Kick Stands up at 9am, Last Bike out 10am, Last Bike in at 2pm; www.sgtfarrellfund.org/events

15    New England Square Dance and Contradance Party and BBQ. Open to everyone. It’s the perfect way for people to get 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. Option to stay overnight with breakfast. Online tickets: dance and barbeque adults $30, kids 5-19 $25; dance only adult $15, dance only ages 5-19 $10. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge; 845-246-2121; www.ashokan.org

15,16    Rosendale Street Festival.
1 Street, 2 days, 6 stages, over 70 bands, donation driven!  Family friendly festival featuring the best bands of the Hudson Valley. The Music Festival of Rosendale, Inc. is a not-for-profit, grassroots citizen organization that comes together for the purpose of continuing the legendary Rosendale Street Festival for the multiple benefits it offers to our community and the Mid-Hudson Valley as a whole. Handicapped Accessible. Main Street, Rosendale; noon-9pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday; 845-658-4201; For music and performances schedules and additional details visit www.rosendalestreetfestival.org

19, 20, 21, 22, 23    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;
www.hitsshows.com/saugerties/hits-saugerties-series\


20    14th Annual Gardiner 5k Classic Run/Walk and BBQ.
 Benefit for Gardiner Fire Department and Rail Trail. Register online. Adults $25, children $10. George Majestic Memorial Park, Muphy’s Lane, Gardiner; 845-255-5887; Race starts 6:30pm, Kids Fun Run 7:30pm; www.gardinerfireandrescue.org

22    86th Annual Woodstock Library Fair.
Woodstock's annual town party, sponsored by the Friends of the Woodstock Library, featuring Great Expectations raffle with astounding prizes; all-day outdoor live music; Kiddyland with face painting, pony rides, bounce castle, water slide and more; pop-up high end boutique; rummage sale; used books in the Book Barn; virtual reality experiences; food trucks; international food and so much more. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock; 10am-5pm; 845-679-2213;
www.woodstock.org/friends-of-the-library/86th-annual-library-fair/

22    Community BBQ. 
Join us for free food & fun for the whole family. Kingston Alliance Church,  90 Millers Lane, Kingston; Noon-3pm; 845-338-3883.

22    Arrowood Farms 2nd Anniversary Bash
. Come help us celebrate our 2nd year with live music, great food vendors and fun times.  Arrowood Farms, 236 Lower Whitfield Road, Accord; 1-9pm; 845-253-0389; www.arrowoodfarms.com

22    Sliced Steak BBQ. Join us for BBQ sliced steak with all the fixins’, dancing and karaoke with DJ Mickey Day, 50/50 and other raffles. 100% of proceeds directly benefit Warrior Weekend that provides weekends of rest and relaxation for America's wounded heroes. 5 winners will receive $100 cash prize. $20 Donation per Ticket. American Legion Post 150, 18 W. O’Reilly St., Kingston; 5pm-8pm. 

25    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/hits-saugerties-series\             

26, 28, 29, 30    HITS-on-the-Hudson V.  
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/hits-saugerties-series


29    Ellenville Mountain Running Festival.
A rugged 16-mile run to the top of the ridge. Starts and finishes at Berme Road Park in scenic Ellenville. Festive finish line with music, food and drinks. Berme Road Park, Berme Road, Ellenville; Race starts 9am; www.longpathraces.com/ellenville-mountain-running-festiva

29    Belleayre Music Festival Annual Auction & Dinner/Dance.  The event celebrates life in the Catskills with local businesses and community members donating local arts and crafts, restaurant gift certificates and unique experiences. A live and silent auction also includes incredible vacations and experiences and so much more. The evening also features dinner, drinks, and the music of Big Joe Fitz. Overlook Lodge, Belleayre Mountain; 5:30pm; For tickets and more information call 845-254-6094; www.belleayremusic.org/

29    2nd Annual Art Gala Art4TheEnd:
“MAGIC & ENCHANTMENT”  ARTBAR Gallery is hosting this event which invites all artists from the community to participate in an art show. Art4TheEnd draws in an eclectic crowd, from teens to mid 60's. Talent varies from paintings, photography, mixed media, and stone wrapping. Originals and prints will be available.  So come and sip some wine, eat some cheese, and support our artists. $15 suggested donation at the door.  Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston; 5-9pm; For more information, contact our event producer, Jillian, at jillibean261@gmail.com    www.facebook.com/rainbirdhudsonvalley

29, 30    Steam to the Catskills.
Kingston welcomes steam locomotive Viscose No. 6. pulling the Catskill Mountain Flyer. Purchase tickets online. Adults $14, seniors $13, youth $8. Departing 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Catskill Mountain Railroad, 149 Aaron Court, Kingston; Departing 11am,  1pm, and 3pm; 845-688-7400; www.catskillmtrailroad.com

30    28th Annual Krazy Quacker Duck Race.
  Boats designed, crafts and race by local pre-teens. Tickets $10 each, $25 for three or $50 for seven. Five winners $1,000. $500, $250 and two $100 prizes.  Presented by Phoenicia Rotary.  Main Street Bridge, Stony Clove Creek, Phoenicia; Ninth Phoenicia Rotary Regatta 12:30pm, Duck race 1:30pm; 845-254-3323.

July 31, August 1    USEF Junior Hunter National Championship 2017.
HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833;
www.hitsshows.com/saugerties/hits-saugerties-series



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AUGUST 2017


1    USEF Junior Hunter National Championship 2017.
HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; 246-5515 (during horse shows) or 246-8833;
www.hitsshows.com/saugerties/hits-saugerties-series

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6    129th Ulster County Fair.
  Pay One Price: $15 includes all mid-way rides, shows & entertainment. Children 36″ and taller will require a wristband. 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

2    HealthAlliance Foundation Golf Classic. 
The HealthAlliance Foundation Golf Classic is an 18-hole, four-person scramble including a continental breakfast prior to tee-off, lunch on the course and BBQ buffet.  Contests and prizes include hole-in-one shots for a car and $10,000 cash. Visit www.FoundationUpdate.org or call (845) 334-2760 for details. Apple Greens Golf Course, 161 South St., Highland; 8am-4pm; For more info call  845-334-2760 or visit www.FoundationUpdate.org

2, 3, 4, 5, 6    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;
www.hitsshows.com/saugerties/hits-saugerties-series\         
 
4, 5, 6    8th  Annual Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice.
A three-day festival that offers a diverse range of world-class vocal artists in the Central Catskill Mountains. Performances include the operas La Boheme and The Three Musketeers; a French Affair: Voices of Distinction evening, Cambridge Chamber Singers, Gospel with Damien Sneed and much more. Multiple venues in Phoenicia; 845-688-3291; www.phoeniciavoicefest.org

5    49th Auxiliary Antique & Flea Market. 
More than 60 vendors will be offering antiques and collectibles, jewelry, tools, artwork, flowers, handmade articles and toys. There will be a chicken barbecue, snacks and a bake sale. The popular entertainer Doreen Peone will provide musical entertainment and will perform from 11am-2pm; Suggested donation $2 for adults and children over 12. Parking is free. Hosted by The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital/ Mountainside Residential Care Center.   Margaretville Village Park, behind the Freshtown Marketplace, Margaretville; 9am-4pm; For additional information, or to inquire about becoming a vendor, Kathy Roberts at 607 326-4136 or e-mail: Kathy.Roberts@hahv.org

5    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. All services are provided free of charge.  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.

5    The March of Champions 22nd Drum & Bugle Competition. 
The competition, to benefit the Children's Home of Kingston. Tickets $20. Dietz Stadium, 76 North Front Street, Kingston; Gates open at 5:30pm, Opening Ceremonies 7pm; For information or tickets call Sue at 845-331-1448 ext. 1123;  or visit
www.chkingston.org/march-of-champions


5, 6, 7, 8    Visit theSpanish Galleon. 
The 170-foot long Spanish Galleon Replica, El Galeon will be making her final stop in North America in Kingston before crossing the Atlantic back to Spain. El Galeon will be open for deck tours to the public.  Tickets will cost $10 adults and $5 kids ages 11- 5, kids 4 and under are free. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; 11am-5pm; For more info call 865-706-8881 or 845-338-0071; www.hrmm.org/

6    7th Annual Bon-Odori Dance Festival For Peace.
A whole day of family fun, including eating great food, enjoying live music, dance performances and martial arts demonstrations, talking to local business owners, and learning Japanese culture and history.  A goal of the festival is to encourage people to learn about alternative energies, moderate energy consumption, green lifestyles and different cultures as the first step towards a peaceful future for generations to come. Kingston Point Beach, Kingston; 1-7pm; For info please contact Sakura Kojima 845-255-881 or gomenkudasainy@gmail.com ; www.facebook.com/BonOdoriKingston 
www.BonOdori.org

6     The 2017 Emerson Car Show.   
Join us for a day of great food, music, Country Stores happenings and an amazing collection of cars. The Car Show rumbles back in with the best in classic car models. WDST will be on hand with a live remote and giveaways and of course the Country Stores will be hopping with tastings and vendors. Parking and spectators are free. Registration proceeds benefit the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society. The Emerson Resort and Spa, 5340 Route 28, Mt. Tremper; 9am-3pm; For more information call 845-688-2828; To register, contact Perry Orshan at 201-638-2270 or RR540@aol.com www.emersonresort.com

12    Ellenville Blueberry Festival.
Free event. Live music all day, 175-plus vendors, crafts, goods, variety of delicious food, blueberry pies and goodies. Blueberry pie contest. Children’s entertainment. Blueberry Pancake Breakfast 7:30am-11am hosted by Pioneer Engine Co.#1 Fire Company, annual fundraiser at Norbury Hall, Center Street. There is a donation fee for the breakfast. No pets. Rain or shine. Canal Street and Liberty Square, Ellenville; 9am-4pm; 845-647-4620;
www.ewcoc.com/Pages/EllenvilleWawarsingChamberofCommerceFestivals.aspx

12    Fifth Annual Artists on the Street.
All-day plein air event showcasing the talents of more than 20 renowned Hudson Valley artists and It is an opportunity for the public to watch and engage with local artists as they work, creating paintings and watercolors inspired by the landscape of the National Historic Landmark District. Historic Huguenot Street, 81 Huguenot St., New Paltz; 11am-5pm; 845-255-1660; www.huguenotstreet.org

12, 13    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 11th at  The Gallery at Opus 40, 50 Fite Road, Saugerties; 5-7pm.  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
event@saugertiesarttour.com  www.saugertiesarttour.com

13    ATCA Mid-Hudson Chapter 14th Annual Antique Truck Show.
Join us for antique trucks, tractors & more.  All trucks and tractors 25 years and older welcome.  Food and refreshments available on site. Show truck registration is $5 per truck. Antique Fire  Trucks will be admitted free as a thanks for their service.   Dash plaques for first 75 vehicles. Pre-registered/prepaid truck related vendors welcome -- $25 for 10' x 20' space.  Spectator suggested donation $1 per person, under 12 free. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; 9am-4pm; For more information please contact Wayne Otis 845-255-6211 or walotis@yahoo.com , or Mike Fowler 845-883-7191 or mfowler53@hotmail.com

17    Hudson Valley Magazine Burger & Beer Bash. 
The fifth 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. No one under 21 years of age will be permitted. Dutchess Stadium, 1500 NY-9D, Wappingers Falls; 6-10pm; Tickets and more information at
www.hvmag.com/Hudson-Valley-Magazine/Burger-and-Beer-Bash/Homepage/


18, 19, 20    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 RibFest is part of the Empire State BBQ Championship challenge. For additional details see visit  www.empirestatebbqchampionship.com  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 Outside the Box, Afterglow, Hudson’s Crew, 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.  Admission is $7 for adults with children 12 and under free.  One day tickets are available on line starting June 1st.  Use code BBQ4Me for 20% OFF. Parking is free.  Presented by the Highland Rotary Club. 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    13th Annual Woodstock Volunteers’ Day. 
This event includes music, food, fun and fireworks to honor all of our volunteers and to enhance the efforts of all our community organizations. Andy Lee Recreation Field, Rock City Road, Woodstock; 2pm-dusk; www.volunteersday.org

19    Hop Harvest Festival. 
In our third year of growing hops, this one promises to be impressive. Our hopyard is growing up beautifully this season. We'll be celebrating the fruits of our labor with live music, great food and fun times. Join us in the bounty of our 2017 harvest. Arrowood Farms, 236 Lower Whitfield Road, Accord; 1-9pm; 845- 253-0389; www.arrowoodfarms.com

19    Fifth Annual Chronogram Block Party. 
Featuring live music, beer and wine garden, food trucks, dunk booth for charity, DIY Art Tent, and more. Free admission. Wall Street between North Front and John Streets in Uptown Kingston; 3-11pm; www.chronogramblockparty.com

19    Bear Fair Party.
Fund raiser for Cragsmoor's Bear Hill Nature Preserve. Family fun with games and contests each costing $1 per entry. The penny social raffle tickets are $5, $10 & $20 offering 50 prizes. Hosted by the Cragsmoor Association.  167 Henry Road, Cragsmoor; 2-8pm; For more info call 646-275-0830; www.cragsmoor.info/wp_cr/?p=7   
www.facebook.com/Cragsmoor-Association-173800143546/


19 (Rain date August 26)    Fifth Annual Fair Street Reformed Church Classic Car Show. 
A fun day for the entire family including DJ, food, trophies and more.  For the children: a bouncy house and a kid’s vehicle corral: kids, bring your power wheels or pedal cars for show, judging and prizes. Fair Street Reformed Church, 209 Fair St., Kingston; Registration 8am, 9am-3pm; 845-338-7722; www.fairstreetchurchny.org

19, 20    33rd 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

19, 20    Hope Rocks Festival.
The festival will be a free weekend long music, arts and activities festival focusing on mental health issues contributing to suicide and narcotics addiction.  The festival will also include a wide range of activities to attract at risk individuals and their families. In addition to seminars and access to agencies and support, there will be athletic activities, art exhibitions, a 5/10 K run, "Walk of Hope", live music, crafters, vendors and food. Many state and local agencies and officials as well as the Saugerties Village and Town of Saugerties are lending their support to the event. It is primarily sponsored by Sawyer Motors and Sawyer Chevrolet and is produced by Morse Rocks Presents. Cantine Veteran's Memorial Complex, Washington Avenue, Saugerties; noon-5pm;  For more information, email rocksmorse@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/hoperocksfestival or www.hoperocksny

20    Kingston Artists' Soapbox Derby.
The Derby is a parade of non-motorized kinetic sculptures capable of rolling down lower Broadway.  It is an event that brings professional artists, the creatively inclined, families and friends together to show off their wild, wacky and original soapbox creations. The day is filled local vendors, musicians, and performers. Come and experience an event filled with fun and surprises. Corner of Broadway and Spring Streets, Kingston; Check in and assembly at 10am. Cars roll at noon; For more info and to register visit  www.kingstonartistsoapboxderby.com/

25, 26, 27    Summer Hoot.
 A three day festival of music with local good, beer, crafts, nature activities and more. Kids (under 12) and volunteers (just two 4-hour shifts) get in free. Weekend passes, camping passes and indoor, on-site lodging options are available for purchase.  The Hoot helps support The Ashokan Center and it's outdoor environmental learning programs that connect children with nature, and each other.  Please help Ashokan to continue nurturing future stewards of our earth, water and sky. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge; For more info call 914- 466-8334;  For the full line-up, tickets, and schedule visit  www.hoot.love/ www.ashokancenter.org

26    14th 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. 10 a.m – 3 p.m. Volunteer Firemen’s Hall & Museum, 265 Fair St., Kingston; 10am-3pm; 845-331-0866;
www.facebook.com/volunteerfiremansmuseum.ofkingston/

30, 31, September 1, 2, 3    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/hits-saugerties-series\






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SEPTEMBER 2017


1, 2, 3    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/hits-saugerties-series\


 6, 7, 8, 9, 10    HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII.  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/hits-saugerties-series


September 7 - Fall For Art
7    The 21st Annual “Fall for Art”.
A fundraising art show, sale and cocktail reception, showcasing the work of Hudson Valley artists and benefiting the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and community programs it supports.  The event raises funds for area not-for-profits including the Hudson Valley Food Banks, Family of Woodstock and Jewish Family Services among others.  The 2017 Special Recipient the Kingston Library has been invited to select $1,000 worth of artwork from the show to enhance their Franklin Street facility.  Paid reservations are $45 in advance; $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 G10 (the Governor Clinton building) on Broadway in Kingston. The Chateau, 240 Boulevard (Rt. 32 South), Kingston; 5-9pm; For more information call 338-8131 or e-mail info@fallforart.org

9    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; http://town.olive.ny.us

9    Drum Boogie Festival 2017.
The Festival is a free, one-day music festival which is family-oriented and multi-cultural, celebrating the diverse styles of music, dance and voice from around the world. This year’s festival will bring together world-class performers and introduce the audience to an assortment of musical styles that feature percussion including: Jazz, Rock, Contemporary, Eastern, African, Steel Pan and more. With a variety of music that will appeal to people of all ages, Drum Boogie is the perfect opportunity for a family outing. Bring your family, a chair/blanket & relax for the day.  Fabulous food vendors on site and fun children’s activities. This year’s Drum Boogie Festival supports Family of Woodstock’s Domestic Violence Program and will be staffed by Family volunteers.   Andy Lee Field, Rock City Road, Woodstock; 11am–8pm; For schedule details and more info www.drumboogiefestival.com 
www.facebook.com/drumboogiefestival/

September 9 & 10, 2017 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest
9,10    Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest. 
The Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest is a celebration of the bounty of New York. Our food and wine festival features hundreds of wines from Hudson Valley wineries and beyond, NY distilled spirits, craft beers and gourmet specialty foods from all over the country as well as from our Gourmet Food Truck Corral. Learn more about wine with our educational seminars and brush up on your culinary skills with cooking demonstrations from regional celebrity chefs throughout the weekend. Rain or Shine. Parking is Free. No Pets Permitted.  Two different one-day tickets offered:  Tasting Ticket – $40 at the Gate includes tasting glass and all the wine/beer/cider/spirits sampling; Regular Admission –THIS IS A NO ALCOHOL TICKET - $15 at the Gate includes free water/soda all day & souvenir tasting glass upon exit; Children age 12 and under are admitted free; Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm; Takes place at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck, NY; www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com

13, 14, 15, 16, 17    M&S Insurance League National Finals At HITS-on-the-Hudson.
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/hits-saugerties-series

16    Music in the Field.
Boogie down with family, friends and neighbors. Live music from Howard Fishman and the Biting Fish Brass Band, Rye Straw Bluegrass Band & more. Food available for purchase or bring your own picnic. A family friendly outdoor concert to benefit Mountain Laurel Waldorf School and Hasbrouck Park. $12 each or $25 Family ticket. Rain or shine. Field of Dreams Pavilion, Libertyville Rd, New Paltz (across from Ulster County Fairgrounds); noon-5pm; 845-255-0033; www.mountainlaurel.org/

September 16 - Rockin' Around Saugerties Gala & Auction
16   Rockin’ Gala & Auction.
35 fiberglass delightful rocking horses were displayed throughout the Town & Village of Saugerties from Memorial Day through Labor Day leading to the culmination of the 'Rockin' Gala & Auction' of the rocking horses. A third of the proceeds from this year’s auction will go to fund Saugerties School’s Backpack Program. The remaining dollars raised go to the artists, the Chamber to help fund next year’s street art program, and two scholarships for graduating High School students. Tickets are $25 and are available at Town & Country Liquors, Smith Hardware, the Chamber Visitors Center, and online at www.DiscoverSaugerties.com. Held at SPAF (Saugerties Performing Arts Factory) in Saugerties; 5pm-6:30pm for cocktails, appetizers & live music; 6:30 starts the live auction. 1-800-957-0124;. www.discoversaugerties.com

17    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 The Rare Beer Experience, 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 mid-August 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 info@newpaltzchamber.org



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OCTOBER 2017


October 30, 31, November 1-13    Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. 
Patrons are invited to make reservations for the most wonderfully delicious time of the year. During HVRW, over 200 participating restaurants offer prix fixe three-course dinners for $36.95 and lunches for $26.95, with 90 percent of the restaurants featuring dishes and drink menus that use locally sourced ingredients.  Click here for a link to the restaurants www.valleytable.com/hvrw



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NOVEMBER 2017


1-13    Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. 
Patrons are invited to make reservations for the most wonderfully delicious time of the year. During HVRW, over 200 participating restaurants offer prix fixe three-course dinners for $36.95 and lunches for $26.95, with 90 percent of the restaurants featuring dishes and drink menus that use locally sourced ingredients.  Click here for a link to the restaurants www.valleytable.com/hvrw

4    Harvest Hop Dance.
Join us for a bountiful night of fun, frolic, and friends, as we enjoy sumptuous fare, live music for dancing, a silent auction, and more. The highly sought after music group The Phantoms will be performing throughout the night. All in  support of children with autism at Center for Spectrum Services. Diamond Mills, 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties; 7-10pm; For info and reservations call David Juhren 845-336-2616 ext 165 or click here for more details.


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