2019 EVENTS

MARCH EVENTS

March 2, 16 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio between 2:00 and 4:00 pm on 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month. Learn the basics of hand-building and try out the wheel with some assistance. Use basic techniques of throwing, pinching, coiling, slipping and scoring to make a project from your imagination! Reservations are strongly encouraged, space is limited to 12 seats. Age recommendation: 5 and up, adult supervision is required for kids.
Kingston Ceramics Studio  77 Cornell Street, #309 KIngston, NY 12401 845-331-2078
www.kingstonceramicsstudio.com

March 31 Kaaterskill Postcard Club Spring Postcard Show at Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, 9am-4pm. $4.00 admission. (845) 901-3902 or (845) 383-0061

APRIL EVENTS

April 3 Reading to Lola. Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm, in the Children’s Library. Children ages 5-8 are welcome to meet and read to gentle, friendly Lola, a certified therapy dog who adores stories and people, at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, pm Free.

April 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 “Murder on the Nile” Agatha Christie murder mystery, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. performance at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street, (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org.

April 6, 20 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio between 2:00 and 4:00 pm on 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month. Learn the basics of hand-building and try out the wheel with some assistance. Use basic techniques of throwing, pinching, coiling, slipping and scoring to make a project from your imagination! Reservations are strongly encouraged, space is limited to 12 seats. Age recommendation: 5 and up, adult supervision is required for kids.
Kingston Ceramics Studio  77 Cornell Street, #309 KIngston, NY 12401 845-331-2078
www.kingstonceramicsstudio.com

April 6  1st Saturday Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, arts & cultural activities and so much more. Printed maps available at Kingston galleries and other exhibition venues. For information and a printable map: https://madkingston.org/map/

April 4 Rainbow Fish 10:30am – UPAC Grades: PreK – 2nd
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colourful story as well as two of the author’s companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, NY. 845-339-6088 or 800-745-3000. www.upac.org.

April 6 Sugaring Off: 18th Century Style at Senate House State Historic Site, Demonstrations of boiling maple sap to syrup, hearthside cooking, making jackwax candy, hewing a log into a trough, lively music by Mark Rust 296 Fair Street, 11am-3pm. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@parks.ny.gov or www.nysparks.com

April 6 – Celebrating Pete Seeger and the Great American Folk Song Revival , 2 to 3 p.m.
Join local musician Caroline Doctorow for a celebration of the life and legacy of Pete Seeger. Doctorow and her band will perform his songs; songs by those he influenced; and also songs by his mentor Woody Guthrie. Kingston  Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

April 10  Lecture: “Life and Death of the Kingston Post Office” 7:00pm-8:30pm
86 Rondout Landing. The demolition of the architecturally unique 1907 Kingston Post Office in 1970 was a turning point for historic preservation in Kingston. In this discussion of the history of both the post office itself and its subsequent destruction, filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss will present rare photographs and historic postcards about the “life” and “death” of this iconic building. Book signing to follow. $5/person, HRMM Members FREE.
Register online: https://hrmm.z2systems.com/np/clients/hrmm/event.jsp?event=804&

April 13  I’m from the Sun: The Gustafer Yellowgold Story 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
This month, our Super Saturday Performance Series for elementary school age children features Morgan Taylor and “I’m from the Sun: The Gustafer Yellowgold Story.” The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series for elementary-school-age children is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc. and Stewart’s Foundation. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston  Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

April 11 Angelique Kidjo’s Remain In Light at UPAC
Global pop star and 3-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo has partnered with 2015 Grammy producer of the year Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce) for a full circle re-imagining of Talking Heads’ 1980 landmark album Remain in Light . The original album, considered to be one of the greatest albums of that decade, was influenced by music from West Africa, notably Fela Kuti’s afrobeat. This remarkable new collaboration is a radical statement and positions the Benin-born artist as she’s never been heard before. 7:30 pm at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000 www.upac.org

April 12 Whose Live Anyway? At UPAC
With Drew Carey, Jeff B. Davis, Joel Murray and Greg Proops
It’s like the TV show Whose Line Anyway, only it’s Whose LIVE Anyway. Enjoy a completely improvised 90-minute show of games, scenes and songs that will tickle not only your funny bone, but every bone in your body. Bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! 8:00 pm at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000 www.upac.org

April 14 Museum Mates: A Cleaner Hudson River 1:00pm-3:00pm Hudson River Maritime Museum 86 Rondout Landing
Coinciding with the theme of our new exhibit, students will learn about the effects of water pollution on the Hudson River and we will take a field trip to the water sewage plant to see how water is cleaned before being put back in the Hudson River. Come learn about the importance of the Hudson River when it came to food and travel. We will also talk about the massive Hudson River clean-up and what can be done to keep it clean.
https://hrmm.z2systems.com/np/clients/hrmm/event.jsp?event=259& This event is geared toward children ages 5 to 12 years old Free for Household Members and above; $5 for General Registration- includes museum admission. *This price is per child/ Adults are free**Adults must register too* Snacks will be provided!

April 24 Senate House Opening Day 10am. Guided tours by costumed interpreters on the hour and half hour, last tour 4:30pm. Prices: $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, 12 and under are free. Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5  296 Fair Street, Kingston.

April 24-Lecture: Building the Clearwater-“50 Years Later: A History of the Building of the Sloop Clearwater” 7:00pm-8:30pm 86 Rondout Landing. The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater was launched in South Bristol, Maine on May 17, 1969. The dream began in 1964 with folksinger and activist Pete Seeger, who longed to recreate the iconic Hudson River sloop and get it sailing on the Hudson again. In this talk, Betsy Garthwaite, past President of the Board of Directors for Clearwater and a former captain, will recount the story of the construction of the sloop, from the laying of the keel in October of 1968 to her launching in May of ’69. Designed by naval architect Cyrus Hamlin and brought to live by the Harvey Gamage Shipyard in South Bristol – one of the last remaining wooden boatbuilding shipyards at that time – the replica sloop that would come to be called Clearwater was born.
7:00 PM | Wooden Boat School Classroom | $5/person, HRMM Members FREE.
Register online: https://hrmm.z2systems.com/np/clients/hrmm/event.jsp?event=809&

April 26  FILM: THE LAST WALTZ (1978) at UPAC “It started as a concert. It became a celebration. Now it’s a legend.”
The Band’s “farewell concert appearance” filmed by Martin Scorsese at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day 1976. The Band (Garth Hudson, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, and Robbie Robertson) was joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, Bobby Charles, Dr. John, Paul Butterfield, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Joni Mitchell, and The Staple Singers. at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000 www.upac.org

April 26-28 Hudson Valley Tango Festival
Immerse yourself in 3 full days of Argentine Tango music, dance and Culture. This is a three-day weekend for “tangonatics”, enthusiastic dancers and brave new comers.
The 3rd Hudson Valley Tango Festival will take place on April 26-28, 2019 at the Senate Garage and Upstairs at BSP, both located in the Stockade District of the Historic Kingston NY, first capital of New York state. This year Dojo Dance Company, directed by Maia Martínez and David Salvatierra, from Argentina, joined forces with Center for Creative Education and its director, Drew Andrews, to make the Festival not only bigger but more meaningful and accessible to the entire community. The Festival offers dance performances, Milongas (social dances), Live music and over 20 workshops from Absolute Beginners to Master classes for experienced dancers, led by 4 of the most wonderful and skilled tango maestros and performers, Junior Cervila, Guadalupe Garcia, Fabian Salas & Lola Diaz.  Dj’s from Montreal, P.A and NY. Those planning to attend, may purchase a pass granting them access to all the activities during the three-day festival, or buy à la carte, selecting the shows, milongas or workshops they wish to attend. For more information, visit www.dojodancecompany.com or contact Maia Martinez maia@dojodancecompany.com / (845) 475-600

April 28 YMCA Kids Classic running event at Dietz Stadium. Ages Pre-K to 6th grade. See YMCA website for more details www.ymcaulster.org. (845) 338-3810 www.ymcaulster.org

April 28 Litvakus, Ulster Chamber Music Series, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 104 Wurts St, Kingston, 3pm. Adults $30, Seniors $20, Students with ID $5, 18 and under FREE. (845) 340-9434 or www.ulsterchambermusicseries.org

April 28 Kiwanis Kingston Classic. The Kiwanis Club of Kingston is proud to welcome you back to the 37th Annual Kiwanis Kingston Classic. Once again Kiwanis will host the all new Classic bringing the run back to the Kingston Community as a family fun day run. This year’s event will be held completely in the Rondout section of Kingston. There will be a 10K, 5K and a 1.5 mile walk/run along the scenic Rondout Creek. Join fellow runners for fun, camaraderie, a great course and a great post-race party which will be held at the Ole Savannah on the creek complete with food, beer and music. There are other special items that are still in the works with the planning committee.

The 10K starts at 10:00 am and the 5K and 1.5 mile run starts at 10:30 am. Post-race party and awards ceremony will immediately follow the race.A 10K Mayors Cup team challenge category is also available for groups and organizations. Teams can compete for a 10K Mayors Cup team challenge category for the fastest 5 runners and a Participation Trophy will be given to the team with the most runners in a combination of all the races. All groups and organizations are encouraged to compete. www.kiwaniskingstonclassic.com.

MAY EVENTS

May 1  Reading to Lola. Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm, in the Children’s Library. Children ages 5-8 are welcome to meet and read to gentle, friendly Lola, a certified therapy dog who adores stories and people, at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Free.

May 4  Trolley Museum of New York Season Opening Day. (845) 331-3399 www.tmny.org

May 4 1st Saturday Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, arts & cultural activities and so much more. Printed maps available at Kingston galleries and other exhibition venues. For information and a printable map: https://madkingston.org/map/

May 4 Garden Party  9am-2pm fundraiser for the Ulster County SPCA at the shelter, 20 Wiedy Rd, Kingston. For details, visit www.ucspca.org

May 4 – June 9 Two-hour sightseeing tours aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront.  Sat and Sun. and special holiday cruise departure at 2:30pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

May 4  Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

May 4 Kingston Clean Sweep/ Love Your Park Day 9am-12pm, join community members and the Friends of Historic Kingston for a city-wide day of cleaning! Volunteer to help pick up debris in a park or sweep along the Broadway corridor. A fun day for the whole family for a great cause! Come help keep our city looking its best! Visit kingstonparksandrec.org for more information & registration.

May 4 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1:00 Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

May 4, 18 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio between 2:00 and 4:00 pm on 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month. Learn the basics of hand-building and try out the wheel with some assistance. Use basic techniques of throwing, pinching, coiling, slipping and scoring to make a project from your imagination! Reservations are strongly encouraged, space is limited to 12 seats. Age recommendation: 5 and up, adult supervision is required for kids.
Kingston Ceramics Studio  77 Cornell Street, #309 KIngston, NY 12401 845-331-2078
www.kingstonceramicsstudio.com

May 8 Lecture: “Fish & Ships: The Hudson-Raritan Estuary in Photographs” Hudson River Maritime Museum-7:00pm-8:30pm 86 Rondout Landing. “It is a place that can make nature-worshippers out of non-believers.” New York Harbor is one of the most documented and least well-known of our beautiful and productive estuaries. Andrew Willner, former Baykeeper (1989-2008) for the Hudson-Raritan (NY-NJ) estuary shares his knowledge and love of this beautiful waterscape through photographs. Featuring stunning color photographs of the working waterfront, wildlife, and wetlands that border the harbor, Willner will explain the ecological and human uses of this confluence of the Hackensack, Hudson, Passaic, Rahway, Shrewbury, Navesink, and Raritan rivers.
Wooden Boat School Classroom | $5/person, HRMM Members FREE.
Register online: https://hrmm.z2systems.com/np/clients/hrmm/event.jsp?event=814&

May 11  The Kingston Farmer’s Market Opens for Season on Wall Street (between John and Main Streets) Saturdays from 9am-2pm through November 16. Vine cutting ceremony at 10am. www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org

May 11 Preparing For a New Year. Planting an 18th century inspired vegetable and herb garden, demonstrations of sheep shearing, spinning and weaving demonstrations, hearthside cooking, activities and games for kids. 18th century-style magic show by “Levram the Great:  The Colonial Conjurer” at Senate House Museum, 296 Fair Street, 11am-3pm. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@parks.ny.gov or www.nysparks.com

May 11   Live Hawks and Owls with Wild Mountain Birds 1 to 2 p.m.
This month, our Super Saturday Performance Series for elementary school age children features Live Hawks and Owls with Wild Mountain Birds. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series for elementary-school-age children is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc. and Stewart’s Foundation. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston  Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

May 11 Kingston Earth Fair and Expo. The 7th Annual Sustainability Fair will be held from 10am-4pm at the Forsyth Nature Center. This event features a variety of sustainability and “green” initiatives and resources for the community. This event is free and will include food, music, yoga classes, book readings, electric vehicles, a bike ride and more. See www.kingston-ny.gov/EarthExpo for full details.

May 11  Love Your Park Community Bike Ride Grab your bikes and join us for this free event! We will enjoy the day cycling through our city parks! Rides for every skill level.
8:30 am 15-mile Ride through Kingston Parks
10:00 am Bike Rodeo
11:30 am 3-mile Bike Ride Along the Waterfront

May 15 Reading to Lola. Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm, in the Children’s Library. Children ages 5-8 are welcome to meet and read to gentle, friendly Lola, a certified therapy dog who adores stories and people, at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Free.

May 18 Relay for Life at Dietz Stadium. Raising money for local cancer treatment, research, education and awareness. 11am-midnight. www.relayforlife.org

May 18th, 6-8:30pm: CCE’s Annual Recital- “We Rise” – An exciting night of dance, drumming, music and spoken word in support of  youth arts education programs! Kingston High School Auditorium 403 Broadway, Kingston, NY. Adults $15 / Students $10

May 18 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1:00 Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

May 20 7th Annual Putt Fore Paws Golf Tournament at Wiltwyck Golf Course to benefit the UCSPCA. For details, visit www.ucspca.org

May 22, 2019  7PM: Lecture: “Maurice Hinchey and the New Consciousness in Environmental Thinking in New York”
Author and historian Vernon Benjamin got to know then-Assemblyman Maurice D. Hinchey by serving as a legislative aide in his office from 1982-92. The final chapter of Benjamin’s book, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times, “The New Consciousness,” places Maurice Hinchey’s 18-year tenure as a New York State Assemblyman as a seminal part in the rise of environmentalism in New York. Hinchey would go on to become the Congressional Representative for District 19 for another 20 years. Governor Andrew Cuomo once hailed him as the “environmental conscience of New York State.” Please visit www.hrmm.org to register

May 25 Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

May 27 Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade. Ceremony in front of City Hall at 1pm. Parade begins at 1:45pm at 420 Broadway. Interested participants can call Bill Forte at (845) 339-1486. www.kingston-ny.gov

JUNE EVENTS

June 1  First Saturday Arts in Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, historical reenactments, arts & cultural activities and so much more. For list of galleries: https://madkingston.org/1st-saturday-kingston/map/

June 1 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1:00 Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

June 1  Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

June 1   A Universe of Stories 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
This month, our Super Saturday Performance Series for elementary school age children features “A Universe of Stories” with Karen Pillsworth. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series for elementary-school-age children is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc. and Stewart’s Foundation. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

June 1, 15 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio between 2:00 and 4:00 pm on 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month. Learn the basics of hand-building and try out the wheel with some assistance. Use basic techniques of throwing, pinching, coiling, slipping and scoring to make a project from your imagination! Reservations are strongly encouraged, space is limited to 12 seats. Age recommendation: 5 and up, adult supervision is required for kids.
Kingston Ceramics Studio  77 Cornell Street, #309 KIngston, NY 12401 845-331-2078
www.kingstonceramicsstudio.com

June 2  7th Annual Kingston Multicultural Festival. The Kingston Multicultural Festival brings together many of Kingston’s ethnic cultures to celebrate the richness of our community. This family-friendly event features music, dance, food, and children’s activities. The Festival takes place in T. R. Gallo Park, Noon-5pm. Free. www.rehercenter.org

June 6, 2019 | 6PM: History Cruise – LighthousesSet sail on the Rip Van Winkle for a two-hour cruise focused on lighthouses. Aboard the boat passengers will enjoy lectures on the history of the Rondout, Esopus Meadows, and Saugerties lighthouses.

June 8  Kingston Kayak Festival Kingston Point Beach will be hosting the Hudson River’s largest Kayak Festival! Join Kenco Outfitters & the City of Kingston for this exciting event which is sure to prepare you for a summer full of kayaking. Come for a kayak instruction, nature tours and boat demos. Suggested $10 donation.

June 12 – June 30 Two-hour sightseeing tours aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. Wed-Sun- departure at 2:30pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com

June 15 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1:00 Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

June 16 13th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day. 11am-3pm on Franklin St. Children’s activities, face painting, demonstrations, community-based organizations will have information on a variety of topics, including health, education, employment, legal, recreation and much more. Free. (845) 334-3964. EMAILED SUMMER 1/10, 1/22 EMAILED MEGAN 2/6

June 15  Good Morning Paddle 9:30-11:30am. Guided kayak tour along the scenic Kingston waterfront. See eagles, osprey, turtles & much more! Tours launch from Kingston Point Beach.

June 21st  9th Annual Let’s Move! Ulster Health and Wellness Fair 5-7pm FREE TO THE COMMUNITY  T.R. Gallo Park 1 Broadway, Kingston, NY  Vendors & Sponsors Wanted To donate to youths arts education programs visit https://www.paypal.me/cce4meevents.

June 22: Maritime Festival featuring the Antique and Classic Boat Show and the National Boat Building Challenge
Join the Hudson River Maritime Museum in welcoming the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the National Boat Building Challenge to Kingston! Museum docks will feature antique and classic boats, with a parade in the afternoon. Teams from across the country will compete to see who can build a wooden boat in under four hours. Maritime craft vendors, kids’ activities, sailing and rowing demos, and more!

June 22  2019 Children’s Summer Reading Program Opening Party 1 to 3:30 p.m.The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY.. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

June 23 Tour de Kingston – Bike ride distance for all level of riders. Family Fun Ride. Starts at Dietz Stadium, 170 North Front St, Kingston 9am-2pm.  (845) 943-6091 x3102 or www.tourdekingston.com

June 27 Children’s Summer Reading Program  2 to 3 p.m. – The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

June 28  DJ Dance Cruise with DJ Eddie Parker aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm – return at 9:30 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com

June 29  Good Morning Paddle 9:30-11:30am. Guided kayak tour along the scenic Kingston waterfront. See eagles, osprey, turtles & much more! Tours launch from Kingston Point Beach.

June 29  Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

June 29  Kayaking 101 Learn the basics of kayaking, including kayaking maneuvers & water safety. If time allows, there will be a guided tour on the river! Tours launch from Kingston Point Beach 9:30–11:30 a.m.

June 29  Let Freedom Ring: Celebrating America’s Independence. Let Freedom Ring: Celebrating America’s Independence  Dramatic readings and stirring songs, Ben Franklin will be here with his science experiments, patriotic musical entertainment, games and activities for children.  Free. Senate House State Museum. 296 Fair Street, 11am-3 pm. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@parks.ny.gov or www.nysparks.com

JULY EVENTS

July 2 – August 31 Two-hour sightseeing tours aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront.Mon departure–2:30,  Tues through Sunday– departures at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, Sat additional departure at 5:30 pm (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com

July 4 Fireworks Cruise aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm – return at 9:30 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

July 4 4th of July Celebration featuring food, music, and fun starting on the Rondout at 6pm.  Fireworks on the Rondout at dusk. http://kingston-ny.gov/

July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14  David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Ripcord”,Comedy, Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. performance at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street. (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org

July 6, 20 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio between 2:00 and 4:00 pm on 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month. Learn the basics of hand-building and try out the wheel with some assistance. Use basic techniques of throwing, pinching, coiling, slipping and scoring to make a project from your imagination! Reservations are strongly encouraged, space is limited to 12 seats. Age recommendation: 5 and up, adult supervision is required for kids.
Kingston Ceramics Studio  77 Cornell Street, #309 KIngston, NY 12401 845-331-2078
www.kingstonceramicsstudio.com

July 6  1st Saturday Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, arts & cultural activities and so much more. Printed maps available at Kingston galleries and other exhibition venues. For information and a printable map: https://madkingston.org/map/

July 6  Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

July 8-11, 15-18, 22-25 – Teen Art Lab-10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Weeklong arts workshop for teens, ages 13 to 18. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. 10:30-11:30am. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

July 10-Aug. 28 Wednesdays – Chess Club 10 to 11 a.m.
Learn and practice the game of chess as part of the Children’s Library’s Summer Reading Program. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.orgJuly 11 Children’s Summer Reading Program  2 to 4:30 p.m. – The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

July 12 Annual Children’s Day Parade. Kingston’s annual “Children’s Day Parade” is a great community event that celebrates the summer season! Hundreds of children from local youth organizations, schools & summer camp programs will create floats for the parade. Participation is free! Contact the Parks & Recreation Department for more details at (845) 481-7330.

July 12 Live Music Cruise with Soul City Band aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7:00pm – return at 9:30 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

July 12-26 Fridays  2 p.m. – Teen Summer Programs
Creative and entertaining programs for teens, ages 12 to 19. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

July 13 HITS Kingston Triathlon. HITS Triathlon Series is a race series designed for seasoned triathletes, as well as first timers. All are invited to compete in the HITS Triathlon Series, from the beginner in the Open, to the experienced triathlete in the Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full, providing for the first time. Locations for race starts Race Site – Williams Lake. 424 Williams Lake Rd, Kingston, NY 12401. www.hitstriathlonseries.com/kingston-ny

July 13 Good Morning Paddle 9:30-11:30am. Guided kayak tour along the scenic Kingston waterfront. See eagles, osprey, turtles & much more! Tours launch from Kingston Point Beach.

July 18 Children’s Summer Reading Program  2 to 3 p.m. – The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

July 20 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1:00 Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

July 25 Children’s Summer Reading Program  2 to 4 p.m. – The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

July 26 DJ Dance Cruise with DJ Boomie Tubbs aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7:00pm – return at 9:30 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

July 27  Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

JuLY 27  Good Morning Paddle 9:30-11:30am. Guided kayak tour along the scenic Kingston waterfront. See eagles, osprey, turtles & much more! Tours launch from Kingston Point Beach.

AUGUST EVENTS

August 1  Children’s Summer Reading Program  2 to 3 p.m. and 4:30-6pm – The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

August 2 – 5th Annual Celebration of the Arts presented by Kingston Midtown Arts District. The event showcases excellence in the arts by representing many artistic styles and the breadth of Kingston’s cultural diversity. This eagerly awaited free event engages the entire community in the arts with a variety show of music and dance performances. Visit madkingston.org for details.

August 3 Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

August 3  Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1:00 Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

August 3 24th Annual March of Champions. 7 p.m. Drum and Bugle competition, proceeds to benefit the Children’s Home of Kingston, Dietz Stadium, Kingston, NY – see website for details www.chkingston.org.

August 3  1st Saturday Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, arts & cultural activities and so much more. Printed maps available at Kingston galleries and other exhibition venues. For information and a printable map: https://madkingston.org/map/

August 3, 17 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio between 2:00 and 4:00 pm on 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month. Learn the basics of hand-building and try out the wheel with some assistance. Use basic techniques of throwing, pinching, coiling, slipping and scoring to make a project from your imagination! Reservations are strongly encouraged, space is limited to 12 seats. Age recommendation: 5 and up, adult supervision is required for kids.
Kingston Ceramics Studio  77 Cornell Street, #309 KIngston, NY 12401 845-331-2078
www.kingstonceramicsstudio.com

August 6, 7, 8 History Camp: 10 am – 2 pm Children ages 8 to 12, an opportunity to discover what life may have been like for a child their age in the 18th century.  They will have the chance to do hands-on activities like churning butter, making delft tiles, working in the garden, cooking activities, picking and carding wool, learning about colonial medicine.  It’s a hands-on program. There is a registration fee. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@parks.ny.gov or www.nysparks.com

August 7 and 14  2 – 3 p.m. – Teen Summer Programs
Creative and entertaining programs for teens, ages 12 to 19. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

August 8  Children’s Summer Reading Program  2 to 3 p.m. – The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

August 9  Live Music Cruise with Thunder Ridge aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7:00 pm, return at 9:30 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com.

August 9 and 16  2 – 3 p.m. – Teen Summer Programs
Creative and entertaining programs for teens, ages 12 to 19. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

August 10   16th Antique Fire Engine Muster and Open House at Volunteer Firemen’s Hall and Museum. 10am-3pm followed by a fire engine parade to Spring Lake Fire House. An event not to be missed, the muster is one of the Annual Fund Raisers and events for the Volunteer Fireman’s Hall & Museum. More than 20 antique, vintage, and new fire trucks will be on display with the Museum’s two antique fire trucks, an 1845 hand pumper, and two parade carriages. Tour this “little gem of a museum” at the Fire Engine Muster & Open House or during regular museum hours. First floor is handicap accessible.  For more information find us on the web at: http://kingstonvolunteerfiremensmuseum.weebly.com/ or at Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/volunteerfiremansmuseumofkingston. Phone: (845) 443-3905.

August 10  Good Morning Paddle 9:30-11:30am. Guided kayak tour along the scenic Kingston waterfront. See eagles, osprey, turtles & much more! Tours launch from Kingston Point Beach. www.kingstonparksandrec.org

August 15, 2019 Children’s Summer Reading Program Closing Party 2 to 5 p.m. The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

August 17 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1:00 Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

August 17 7th Annual Car Show at Fair Street Reformed Church, 209 Fair Street. View hundreds of entries for trophy prizes, vendors, and refreshments, 10am-3pm. For information (845) 706-6258.

August 19 YMCA/Wiltwyck Pro Am at Wiltwyck Golf Club. See YMCA website for more details www.ymcaulster.org

August 24, 25, 26 “A Drifty Reunion” The Annual Fundraiser show, performance at Coach House Players; variety show with a tribute to the former “Showboat Theater” located on the Rondout in Eddyville. This fundraiser is not included in the Season Ticket subscription. 12 Augusta Street  (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org

August 23 DJ Dance Cruise with DJ AJ aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7:00 pm – return at 9:30 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

August 24 Rondout National Historic District WalkTour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

August 24  Good Morning Paddle 9:30-11:30am. Guided kayak tour along the scenic Kingston waterfront. See eagles, osprey, turtles & much more! Tours launch from Kingston Point Beach.

August 25   Harambee’s 1st Annual African American Festival 1-7pm
Featuring a parade, music, celebrity performances, food, children’s activities, vendors and more.
Harambeekingstonny.org Contact Tyrone Wilson at (845) 532-0165 or (845) 853-0524

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

September 1  Annual Hooley on the Hudson. A traditional Irish celebration of the harvest season includes free music, dancing, children’s activities and much more at historic waterfront. www.ulsteraoh.com

September 1 – September 29 Two-hour sightseeing tours aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. Tues-Sun – departure at 2:30pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com

September 6 DJ Dance Cruise with DJ Eddie Parker aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm – return at 9:30 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

September 7 1st Saturday Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, arts & cultural activities and so much more. Printed maps available at Kingston galleries and other exhibition venues. For information and a printable map: https://madkingston.org/map/

September 7  Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

September 7, 21 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio between 2:00 and 4:00 pm on 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month. Learn the basics of hand-building and try out the wheel with some assistance. Use basic techniques of throwing, pinching, coiling, slipping and scoring to make a project from your imagination! Reservations are strongly encouraged, space is limited to 12 seats. Age recommendation: 5 and up, adult supervision is required for kids.
Kingston Ceramics Studio  77 Cornell Street, #309 KIngston, NY 12401 845-331-2078
www.kingstonceramicsstudio.co

September 9 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1:00 Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

September 14 Fall Foliage River Ramble Paddle. Paddle along the Hudson River during one of the most scenic times of the year! Along with foliage paddlers are often treated to sights of turtles, osprey, bald eagles and more. Cost is $30 for Kingston residents and $40 for non residents. This trip includes equipment, instruction and a guide. Space is limited so sign up now. www.kingstonparksandrec.org

September 14: Heroes’ Day at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Learn about the first-responders and emergency management personnel who help us every day. Kids’ activities, and demos. See the John J. Harvey fireboat and learn how its crew assisted recovery and rescue efforts on September 11, 2001

September 14  Mr. Twisty’s Super Silly Magic Show 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
This month, our Super Saturday Performance Series for elementary school age children features Mr. Twisty’s Super Silly Magic Show. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series for elementary-school-age children is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc. and Stewart’s Foundation. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

September 20 DJ Dance Cruise with DJ Boomie Tubbs aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm – return at 9:30 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

September 21 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1:00 Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

September 21 & 22 Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm. Art Walk Kingston is a celebration of the arts and the local community. Over the course of two days, visitors and local residents are invited to explore three distinct areas of the city of Kingston and immerse themselves in a range of art and events. Paintings, photographs and sculptures are just some of the mediums that will be on display at home studios and galleries. During the 2018 studio tour over 130 artists were on display at more than 60 locations throughout the city making this event the largest open studio tour in the Hudson River Valley. Whether you have a few hours or a full day, the event weekend will offer a broad range of art and activities. For more information visit us online at: artwalkkingston.com or facebook.com/artwalkkingston. Email us at: info@artwalkkingston.com

September 28  Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

OCTOBER EVENTS

October 1 – October 27 Two-hour sightseeing tours aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. Tues-Sun – departure at 2:30pm. Sat and Sun additional departure at 11:30 am (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com

October 4  DJ Dance Cruise with DJ Double D aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm – return at 9:30 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com

October 5 1st Saturday Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, arts & cultural activities and so much more. Printed maps available at Kingston galleries and other exhibition venues. For information and a printable map: https://madkingston.org/map/

October 5  Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1:00 Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

October 5 Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

October 5, 19 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio between 2:00 and 4:00 pm on 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month. Learn the basics of hand-building and try out the wheel with some assistance. Use basic techniques of throwing, pinching, coiling, slipping and scoring to make a project from your imagination! Reservations are strongly encouraged, space is limited to 12 seats. Age recommendation: 5 and up, adult supervision is required for kids.
Kingston Ceramics Studio  77 Cornell Street, #309 KIngston, NY 12401 845-331-2078
www.kingstonceramicsstudio.com

October 11, 12, 13 10th annual O+ Festival is a weekend-long celebration featuring concerts and performances, murals and other public art making, and wellness offerings for the entire community. Your all-access wristband via donation includes all the music in unique, intimate venues as well as classes in yoga, dance and meditation, cycling events and a wellness EXPO+. info@opositivefestival.org or opositivefestival.org

October 13 17th Annual Forsyth Nature Center Fall Festival 11am-4pm. Friends of Forsyth Nature Center and the City of Kingston are excited to host the 16th Annual Fall Festival. This event will feature live entertainment, music, crafts, children’s games, delicious foods, interactive Nature Center demonstrations and more. Admission is free.

October 13  Italian American Festival on the Kingston Waterfront from 11am until 7pm.  Join us at this free Popular Festival for a large variety of Italian foods, beverages, wine tasting, authentic products, music and family. Visit www.ucitalianamericanfoundation.org

October 12 & 13 18th Century Autumn Festival Demonstrations of meat smoking, hearthside cooking.  Hands-on activities of pressing apples into cider, dipping candles, 18th century toys and games, reenactors depicting 18th century camp life.   Senate House Museum, 296 Fair Street, 11am-3pm. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@parks.ny.gov or www.nysparks.com.

October 12  Spooky But Not Too Scary Stories 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
This month, our Super Saturday Performance Series for elementary school age children features “Spooky But Not Too Scary Stories” with Jonathan Kruk.The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series for elementary-school-age children is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc. and Stewart’s Foundation. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

October 18  Live Music Cruise with Thunder Ridge aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm – return at 9:30 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com

October 19 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1:00 Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

October 20 Hudson River Maritime Museum –  Museum Mates: A Haunted Museum
1:00pm-3:00pm 50 Rondout Landing
The Hudson River Maritime Museum will provide interactive programming throughout the gallery spaces and visitors will interact with spooky spirits from the river’s past. Hear the woeful tale of explorers marooned in the New World left behind to die. Navigate the treacherous canals while trying to avoid the fate of the HOGGEE. Will you risk fishing with ghastly, Ronald Conine, or have the same fate as Mrs. Murdock’s husband? Can you make it through the museum without becoming trapped for eternity? One mistake could very well be your last. At each location, visitors complete challenges tasked by the spirits in an effort to escape the haunted museum. Prizes will be awarded to those who complete all of the tests. https://hrmm.z2systems.com/np/clients/hrmm/event.jsp?event=264&
This event is geared toward children ages 5 to 12 years old
Free for Household Members and above; $5 for General Registration- includes museum admission. *This price is per child/ Adults are free* Snacks will be provided!

October 25 Boo at the Zoo 5:30pm. The Friends of Forsyth Nature Center and the City of Kingston are excited to host the 7th Annual Boo at the Zoo. This fun filled family event is free and open to youth Pre-K through 5th Grade. Costume parade, storytelling, roasting marshmallows and lots of fun.

October 26  Kingston’s Festival of Scarecrows 10am-2pm, meet  the Friends of Historic Kingston,  City of Kingston, Junior League of Kingston, Forsyth Nature Center and KUBA for scarecrows and a clothesline art show by Kingston City Schools at  Frog Alley, adjacent to the Wiltwyck Fire Station. Event will be cancelled if there is wind/rain. Contact scarecrowsatfrogalley@gmail.com for more information and registration.

October 26 Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

NOVEMBER EVENTS

November 2  1st Saturday Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, arts & cultural activities and so much more. Printed maps available at Kingston galleries and other exhibition venues. For information and a printable map: https://madkingston.org/map/

November  2, 16 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio between 2:00 and 4:00 pm on 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month. Learn the basics of hand-building and try out the wheel with some assistance. Use basic techniques of throwing, pinching, coiling, slipping and scoring to make a project from your imagination! Reservations are strongly encouraged, space is limited to 12 seats. Age recommendation: 5 and up, adult supervision is required for kids.
Kingston Ceramics Studio  77 Cornell Street, #309 KIngston, NY 12401 845-331-2078
www.kingstonceramicsstudio.com

November 3 Kaaterskill Postcard Club Fall Postcard Show at Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, 9am-4pm. $4.00 admission. (845) 901-3902 or (845) 383-0061

November 7 Fall For Art at The Chateau, 240 Boulevard, Kingston. 5-8pm, Fall for Art, a juried art show, sale and cocktail reception that features more than 25 of the Hudson Valley’s most gifted artists. Hosted by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, the event supports area human service organizations and “Celebrating 40 years of community service!” Tickets $50 in advance, $55 at the door and will be available in October at the Federation office at One Albany Ave., Suite G-10, Kingston. For information, call (845) 338-8131. www.fallforart.org

November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 Performance of Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker” Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. , straight version of “Hello Dolly” at Coach House Players,12 Augusta Street  (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org

November 16  Amazing Reptiles This month, our Super Saturday Performance Series for elementary school age children features two performances (10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. start times) of “Amazing Reptiles” by Bruce Lowder’s Animal Encounters. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series for elementary-school-age children is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc. and Stewart’s Foundation. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

November 17 Museum Mates: National Native American Heritage Month- Hudson River Maritime Museum 50 Rondout Landing 1:00pm-3:00pm
November is National Native American Heritage Month! We will explore the history of Native Peoples in the Hudson Valley, the dwellings they inhabited and the jewelry and traditions they created. Children will have the choice to build a longhouse or wigwam or try their hand at making wampum beads.
https://hrmm.z2systems.com/np/clients/hrmm/event.jsp?event=269& This event is geared toward children ages 5 to 12 years old
Price: Free for Household Members and above; $5 for General Registration- includes museum admission. *This price is per child/ Adults are free**Adults must register too* Snacks will be provided!

November 29 & 30 Sinterklaas “Crowns and Branches” Workshops. As part of the Sinterklaas city-wide celebration, “Crowns and Branches” are created for participation in the children’s parade down Broadway, culminating in the departure of Sinterklaas via tugboat for Rhinecliff on Saturday afternoon, at the Kingston Home Port and Education Center at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Museum and gift shop will be open. www.hrmm.org

November 30 Kingston’s Sinterklaas Send Off Celebration Day. 11am to 6 pm. A day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches, a Children’s Maritime Parade down Broadway with stars and puppets galore. On that day Kingston will celebrate a little bit of its Dutch heritage and reprise its starring role as Spain in the story of Sinterklaas’ arrival in the Hudson Valley. www.sinterklaashudsonvalley.com

DECEMBER EVENTS

December 6 9th Annual Snowflake Festival – All of Uptown Kingston will kick off the holiday season with something for everyone from 6-8pm. The Kingston Uptown Business Association (KUBA) presents the 9th Annual Snowflake Festival to be held in the Historic Stockade Business District of Uptown Kingston. Starting at 4pm, prior to the main events, Victorian carolers will fill Uptown streets with holiday music.  The main events, starting at 6pm, include Santa’s arrival on an antique fire truck, accompanied by his elves and Mrs. Claus, traveling from Frog Alley along North Front Street to the Senate House with a stop at Wall Street to help light the Christmas tree. At the Senate House, Santa will greet children wishing to meet the jolly old elf and his wife. The festival’s main stage, located on Wall Street, will have free performances beginning promptly after the lighting of the Christmas tree. Entertainers include local dancers, clowns, fire jugglers, ice sculptors, accordion performers, face painters and much more. Under the canopy, many shops and businesses will be joining the festivities offering crafts, hot chocolate, cookies and even a photo booth to capture your holiday memories with family and friends.  At the conclusion of the evening KUBA will present shiny new bicycles to the winners of the annual holiday bike raffle. The Snowflake Festival is hosted in collaboration with the Senate House Festival of Lights. On the historic Senate House grounds, along with Santa, a new Carousel of Lights will shine up the night. Additionally, a special holiday tent will feature family-friendly holiday movies, cider and treats.  Chestnuts roasting over an open fire will be served while you wait to climb aboard a special horse drawn carriage to tour the streets of Uptown. Step in out of the cold, to visit the Volunteer Fireman’s Hall & Museum to enjoy their signature snowflake cookies and learn about Kingston’s historic Fireman’s heritage. Be sure to make your reservations early for one of the many Uptown restaurants after a fun evening of holiday cheer. For more information visit: http://kingstonuptown.org/initiatives/snowflake-festival/Or, contact Julie Jordan by email: Julie@herzogs.com for more information

December 7  1st Saturday Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, arts & cultural activities and so much more. Printed maps available at Kingston galleries and other exhibition venues. For information and a printable map: https://madkingston.org/map/

December 7  A Christmas Carol 1pm-2pm This month, our Super Saturday Performance Series for elementary school age children a performance of “A Christmas Carol” by The Puppet People. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series for elementary-school-age children is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc. and Stewart’s Foundation. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

December 7, 21 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio between 2:00 and 4:00 pm on 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month. Learn the basics of hand-building and try out the wheel with some assistance. Use basic techniques of throwing, pinching, coiling, slipping and scoring to make a project from your imagination! Reservations are strongly encouraged, space is limited to 12 seats. Age recommendation: 5 and up, adult supervision is required for kids.
Kingston Ceramics Studio  77 Cornell Street, #309 KIngston, NY 12401 845-331-2078
www.kingstonceramicsstudio.com

December 15 Museum Mates: Holidays on the Rondout, Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing 1:00pm-3:00pm Learn about the first Dutch settlers of the Rondout/Kingston area and the German and Irish immigrants that helped build the Delaware and Hudson Canal in the early 1800s. We will explore how the holidays are celebrated in the Netherlands, Germany and Ireland then hold a holiday party!
https://hrmm.z2systems.com/np/clients/hrmm/event.jsp?event=274& This event is geared toward children ages 5 to 12 years old Free for Household Members and above; $5 for General Registration- includes museum admission. *This price is per child/ Adults are free* *Adults must register too* Snacks will be provided!

December 20-21 Living Nativity at the Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St Kingston. Performances at 6:30, 7pm and 7:30pm.

December 31 Uptown Kingston. New Year’s Eve Celebration! The evening culminates with an old fashion ball-drop at the corner of Wall and North Front Streets at midnight.

SEASONAL AND ONGOING EVENTS

At the Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org:

YOGA AT THE LIBRARY
Mondays 12:30 to 1:30 PM
Start your week off with this introductory yoga workshop every Monday with local instructor Christina Byron-Steen. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Free.

CLASSICS IN RELIGION
Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM September through June
Drop ins welcome
The Classics in Religion reading group meets weekly to discuss diverse religious sources. For one hour each week, a local religious leader has made selections for reading aloud and discussion. Full Classics In Religion Information Here

TECH TIME
Thursdays 2 to 4 PM
Are you flummoxed with your phone? Having trouble with your tablet? Stop by the library to have your basic technology questions answered. Or call 845-331-0988 to reserve a session.

KINGSTON LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
Third Friday of the Month 12:30-1:30 PM
The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books.For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

CHILDREN’S STORY HOURS
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM
Toddler Time Tuesday (18 mos. to 3 years) and Preschool Wednesday (3 years to 5 years) followed by crafts and music.www.kingstonlibrary.org

ADULT CRAFT NIGHT
One Wednesday a month, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Join us one Wednesday a month (typically the third Wednesday) to create one-of-a-kind crafts with Margaret Britton, a Kingston Library clerk and local artisan.

TEEN ADVISORY GROUP
Third Friday, 4 to 5 p.m.
The Teen Advisory Group works with the library to create fun and interesting programs; advise the library on what materials to buy; and speak out for the library. Input from the group was instrumental in the design and setup of the new Teen Room. If you’re between the ages of 12 and 19, this is your chance to hang out and tell us what to do!

The Kingston Farmers’ Market Come explore the beauty of the region and sample the bounty of the Hudson Valley harvest in our grower/producer market. Saturdays (rain or shine), 9am-2pm, Memorial Day Weekend thru November. Located on Wall Street between John and Main Street.  Kids day and many other events, check our website and facebook page for more info! info@kingstonfarmersmarket.org or www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org

The Kingston Winter Market Up to 20 vendors offer items such as bread & baked goods, fresh fish, meat & eggs, fruits & vegetables, gourmet peanut butter, local wine, honey, and so much more. Every other Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm, December thru April (note-April 13 is first April Market) Located in Bethany Hall, Old Dutch Church, at 272 Wall St. info@kingstonfarmersmarket.org or www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org

First Saturday. Opening Night Gallery. Receptions/events throughout the year on the first Saturday of every month include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, historical reenactments, arts & cultural activities and so much more. For information and complete listing of events visit: https://madkingston.org/1st-saturday-kingston/map/  

City of Kingston Parks & Recreation
Home of the region’s premier parks system Kingston’s Parks and Recreation Department operates a network of 11 neighborhood parks, three community centers, a riverfront beach, a multi-use sports stadium, a community pool, and a nature center. The indoor and outdoor facilities provide the perfect foundation for active living, with many residents and visitors enjoying kayaking and sailing on the Hudson River, sports events at Dietz Stadium, and biking, hiking, birdwatching, and more at each of the City’s unique parks.

Forsyth Nature Center
The Mission of the Forsyth Nature Center is “To foster the exploration of the natural world in and around our community through educational programming and contact with flora and fauna at an interpretive facility.” The Forsyth Nature Center has 24 animal exhibits and a dozen gardens that contain a variety of native flora found right here in the Hudson Valley. The Nature Center has been a fixture in the Kingston Community since 1936 and continues to grow and expand with the help of the community through its Friends of Forsyth Nature Center, a not for profit group and with the support of the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department. The Forsyth Nature Center has a variety of Native, Exotic and Domestic animal exhibits, all designed for hands on exploration for both children and adults. These include our new turtle house, birds of prey exhibits, domestic and wild birds, small and large mammal exhibits and tropical amphibian and reptile greenhouses.

Kingston Point Park
The land of Kingston Point Park has a long and intriguing history. Since 1897, Kingston Point has been a “must see,” with its beautiful views of the Hudson River, Rhinecliff and the surrounding natural areas. With over 87 acres of open space, Kingston Point Park is an oasis in our urban city. At Kingston Point Beach, visitors will enjoy beach volleyball facilities, a playground, free kayak, car top and small motorized boat launch, bird watching, and a picnic pavilion. Rotary Park, within the greater Kingston Point Park complex, includes softball fields, a BMX track, nature trails, a trolley landing, and a new dog park. It’s also a great place to cast a line!

Dietz Stadium
The stadium is the home field of the Kingston High School Tigers football team, as well as the district’s field hockey, track and lacrosse teams. It often hosts regional and state football playoffs. The stadium is also home to the Stockade FC, a new men’s semi-professional soccer club. The Dietz facility includes a 400-meter track and a regulation-size football field turf. Available for public use when special events are not in session.

Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship
The City of Kingston takes sustainability seriously. You will see composting bathroom facilities at all of our larger park complexes, new Electric Vehicle Charging Stations around the City, solar panels at the Forsyth Nature Center and an effort to make sure that the City of Kingston’s operations are as green as possible.

2019 Parks & Rec Special Activities

A Naturalist’s Passport – The Naturalist program offers hands-on, interactive nature programs designed for children of all ages! The program runs every Thursday from May 30th through August 29thh from 3:30-4:30 pm and is free for all. Youth participants receive a participation gift & certificate upon completion of six programs.

“Bookworms” Program – This wonderful, intergenerational program brings our seniors & children together for an hour of learning & fun! Seniors read nature-based stories to children at the John Burroughs Reading Nook at the Forsyth Nature Center. The program is every Tuesday at 11:00 am, beginning late June, and runs through early September. It is free and weather permitting!

For information about any of these programs, please call (845) 481-7330. Visit our webpagewww.kingstonparksandrec.org or check us out on Facebook at Kingston Parks and Recreation! We strive to make a difference in our community by offering quality programs with a variety of interests. Some program fees may apply.