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s Mayor of Kingston, I am excited to welcome you to our city! Located on the banks of the Hudson River and just 90 miles north of New York City, Kingston is the perfect destination for a day trip, long weekend, extended stay or business relocation.

As you spend time in our beautiful Rondout Waterfront District, enjoy an afternoon kayak or boat ride on the Rondout Creek, take a family stroll along our waterfront promenade, or attend one of our incredibly popular cultural festivals. In Midtown, take in a show at the newly renovated Ulster Performing Arts Center, savor delicious cuisines offered at a wide variety of international eateries, and discover the hundreds of artists and arts enterprises operating in our growing Kingston Midtown Arts District. In our Historic Uptown Stockade District, I encourage you to enjoy the weekly farmers market, the concentration of local history museums and landmarks, and the multiple large-scale community celebrations, including events such as the nationally recognized O+ Festival and our annual New Year’s Eve bash. While you’re here, enjoy one of our eleven community parks, including a riverfront beach at Kingston Point and our popular and family-friendly Forsyth Nature Center. On behalf of the residents and business owners of the City of Kingston, we hope you enjoy your stay with us. Sincerely

Steve Noble, Mayor

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Introduction from Mayor.................................................................................3 City of Kingston Overview............................................................................. 7 Kingston Uptown and the Stockade District Overview..........................8 Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour....................................8 Places to Visit Uptown ...................................................................................9 Midtown............................................................................................................ 12 Places to Visit in Midtown............................................................................ 13 The Historic Rondout Waterfront District................................................. 14 Rondout National Historic District Walking Tour.................................... 14 Places to Visit in the Rondout Waterfront District.................................. 16 Places to Stay in Kingston............................................................................ 18 Art Galleries and Venues............................................................................ 20 Theaters........................................................................................................... 22 How to Get to Kingston............................................................................... 24 Calendar of Events 2018............................................................................. 26 City of Kingston Health and Wellness...................................................... 38 This is Kingston’s Moment.......................................................................... 69 Parks & Recreation........................................................................................ 70

COVER PHOTOS Top Image Kayaker in Rondout Creek Photography by Sikena Bottom Image Fall Sunset Over Downtown Kingston by Kate Schoonmaker

"STRIP" Photos: Page 14 courtesy of Kate Schoonmaker Page 20 & 26 courtesy of Kingston Happenings Background Photos: Page 38 & 39 courtesy of John Fischer Photography Page 69 courtesy of Vinnie Morano Imagery

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Kingston

CITY OVERVIEW

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Founded in 1652, Kingston is a city steeped in history. Kingston is actually a blend of two communities, the towns of Wiltwyck and Rondout, who later joined together under the banner of “Kingston.”

n 1777, the colonists drafted what would be known as the New York State Constitution and established Kingston as the first state capital. All too soon, the British invaded and burned most of Kingston to the ground! Despite this destruction, some of the city’s beautiful stone structures and unique architecture remained standing, refusing to fall and lose their place in history. Inspired by these resilient buildings, many of the people of Kingston returned home and rebuilt their city. By the 19th century, Kingston was a leader in the production of cement, bricks and bluestone, as well as a significant transportation hub, distributing essential supplies to the growing country by rail and canal. Centuries later, Kingston is still producing speciality offerings unique to our area and sought after by visitors and businesses from across the globe. Today, Kingston has transitioned from a traditional manufacturing city to a creative and vibrant community, growing in the areas of music, arts, film, technology, urban agriculture and boutique manufacturing.

More than just a producer of one distinct product, Kingston is now as rich in the diversity of its offerings as it is in its history. Visitors will enjoy the wide variety of galleries, music venues, public art exhibits and boutiques. In addition, the ever-growing Kingston Midtown Arts District, a coalition made up of artists, businesses, residents, organizations and more, includes hundreds of arts-based businesses and individual ventures to explore. Finally, Kingston is home to some of the greatest celebrations and festivals in the region, both on the Rondout Waterfront and in the Uptown Stockade District. In addition to its museums and walking tours, Kingston has embraced its historic roots by finding innovative uses for many of its large warehouses and former manufacturing facilities. Buildings which once housed the makings of the country’s most basic needs have been transformed into multi-use venues and unique live/ work spaces for up and coming artists. Welcome to Kingston! 7

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“Uptown” – The Historic

ingston’s Uptown neighborhood is where visitors will find many fine examples of America’s early colonial history. With the first permanent settlement built in 1652, Uptown Kingston is the largest remaining example of early Dutch settlement in New York State. Uptown Kingston’s Senate House is where the first capital of New York was established in 1777. Visitors are encouraged to explore the many historic sites and museums that represent that era.

Uptown Kingston today is a thriving neighborhood with many shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, music venues, farmers’ markets, festivals and more. It boasts a highly diverse range of architectural details for visitors to explore, a chronology of American architecture that spans four centuries: from the early Dutch and English, to Federalist, Georgian, Greek Revival, Victorian, Romanesque, Italianate, Neo-Classical, Art Deco and Contemporary.

Stockade National Historic DISTRICT WALKING TOUR 2018 Tour Dates: First Saturday of the

Month, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, and October 6. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the largest intact early Dutch settlement in New York State and the neighborhood where New York State was born in 1777. View a treasury of centuries-old architecture as you walk the heart of the original stockaded village of Kingston whose street plan was designed by Provincial-Governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1658. View a large cluster of native limestone houses built by descendants of the early settlers. Visit

Uptown Kingston

the courthouse site where the New York State Constitution was drafted, and the gravesite of George Clinton, New York’s first elected governor, in the Old Dutch Church burying ground. The tour concludes with a visit to the interior of the circa 1812 Fred J. Johnston House. Tour Fee: $10 adult; $5 child under 16. Free to Friends of Historic Kingston (FHK) members. Group or private tours can be arranged by special appointment. (845) 339-0720 www.friendsofhistorickingston.org

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Places to visit UPTOWN

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Places To Visit UPTOWN Forsyth Nature Center 157 LUCAS AVENUE

The Forsyth Nature Center has dozens of animal exhibits, themed gardens, and green infrastructure displays. Visitors are encouraged to bring healthy snacks for the animals and a picnic lunch for themselves. The nature center is FREE and OPEN every day of the year. Hours of operation Mon.-Fri. 7am-5pm, weekends and holidays 9am-1pm. Extended summer hours of operation (Memorial Day through Columbus Day) Mon.-Fri. 7am-7pm, weekends and holidays 9am-5pm. (845) 3393053. www.forsythnaturecenter.org

The Fred J. Johnston House Tour CORNER OF WALL AND MAIN STREETS

Johnston House Tour – Tour a c.1812 Federalstyle town house that contains a private collection of 18th and early 19th century American furnishings and decorative arts in eight elegant room settings as arranged by noted 20th century antiques dealer Fred J. Johnston. Open from May to end of October, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-4pm. Fee: Adult $5, child under 16, $2. Group or private tours can be arranged by special appointment call (845) 339-0720 and visit the website: www.friendsofhistorickingston.org.

Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery CORNER OF WALL AND MAIN STREETS

The 2018 Exhibit “Charles Keefe, Colonial Revival Architect, Kingston and New York” May through end of October on Fridays and Saturdays, 11am-4pm. The facility is handicapped accessible. Donations welcome. For more information, call (845) 339-0720 or visit the website www.friendsofhistorickingston.org.

Old Dutch Church 72 WALL STREET

Often referred to as “The Cathedral of Kingston,” the Old Dutch Church, a National Historic Landmark, was a part of the Dutch Colonial Village of Wiltwyck; the original church structure was built on the present

site in 1660. The present church structure is the third to be sited on the same plot of land. The church maintains a museum that houses many historical records and artifacts, including a letter from George Washington. The cemetery beside the church dates to 1600’s and has 77 Revolutionary War soldiers buried there including Vice President and NY Governor George Clinton. The Old Dutch Church Heritage Museum archives are available for public research. (845) 338-6759 www.olddutchchurch.org

The Matthewis Persen House Museum and Cultural Heritage Center 74 JOHN STREET

The Persen House, named after its longest resident Matthewis Persen (1739-1819), and owned by Ulster County since 1914, has undergone extensive restoration since emergency repairs in 1999 revealed its historical significance. A Historic Structure Report discovered that it was built in five phases from 1661 to 1922. The house has witnessed the entire history of Kingston and even pre-dates the formation of Ulster County, so by touring the house, guests learn many important aspects of our local history! In 2016, County Clerk Nina Postupack announced the opening of a new and permanent exhibit at the Persen House. The focus of the exhibit is the 1665 Inventory of the first resident of the House, Gysbert Van Imbroch. Originally written in Dutch, this primary source document was translated to English in circa 1900 and lists all of the items found in the house at the time of Mr. Van Imbroch’s death in 1665. This document provides a wonderful window into Dutch colonial life in the 17th Century. Over 1,400 items are listed including books, medical equipment, household items, livestock, clothing and more. How many of these items are still used today? The answer might surprise you!

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The house is open Tuesday through Friday 9am to 4:30pm and Saturdays from 9am to 3pm from May 26, 2018 through September 1, 2018, and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm from September 8, 2018 through November 17, 2018. Admission is free so please join us at the Persen House! Tours can be arranged by appointment as well. For further information about this and other outreach programs of the Ulster County Clerk’s Office or if you are interested in guest hosting at the House please call Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack at (845) 340-3040.

The Senate House State Historic Site 296 FAIR STREET

In the fall of 1777 the elected representatives of rebellious New Yorkers convened in Kingston to form a new state government. New York’s first capital was born. The session, New York’s first Senate, met in a simple stone house of a local merchant. Now part of a complex of five buildings, the Senate House tells the story of New York’s early government, and gives a taste of life in the Hudson Valley 200 years

ago. Open mid-April thru October plus special events during and after season. (845) 3382786. Contact Thomas.Kernan@parks.ny.gov or www.nysparks.com

Ulster County Courthouse 285 WALL STREET

The birthplace of New York State, the Ulster County Courthouse was the home to the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1777. Written and adopted in the Courthouse on April 20, 1777, this Constitution became the model for our United States Constitution. It was here that our first freely elected Governor, George Clinton, took the oath of office, the first official act of New York State. The current Courthouse, built in 1818, sits on the same site as the original Courthouse erected in 1683 and is the oldest property in the United States to house a public building. Within its walls noted abolitionist Sojourner Truth won the freedom of her son, Peter, becoming the first African American woman to successfully challenge a white man in a United States court. The Courthouse is open

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Volunteer Firemen’s Hall & Museum 265 FAIR STREET

A “Little Gem of a Museum” housed in the 1857 Wiltwyck Fire House. A child friendly and family educational museum. Museum Hours: April-June 1st – Friday 11am-3pm and Saturday 10am-4pm June 5th-October 26th – Wednesday-Friday 11am-3pm and Saturday 10am-4pm Also during the Winter, we are open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays along with the Winter Farmers market. (845) 331-0866 and find us on the web at: http://kingstonvolunteerfiremensmuseum. weebly.com/ or at Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ volunteerfiremansmuseum.ofkingston. For group and school tours call (845) 443-390.

“Sounding the Alarm” at the Volunteer Firemen’s Hall & Museum

A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT! Photo courtesy of Volunteer Firemen’s Hall and Museum of Kingston

to the public Mon.-Fri. 9am-4:45pm. With certain access restrictions. www.nps.gov/nr/travel/kingston/k7.htm

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The Arts Are Alive In Kingston!

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MIDTOWN

ften referred to as the “heart” of Kingston, Midtown is home to the City’s essential municipal, civic, educational and recreational facilities, including the historic City Hall, the regional hospitals, the Kingston Library, the Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster, the Kingston High School, the YMCA of Kingston, the Center for Creative Education, and the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center.

The growing Midtown Arts District (www. madkingston.org) includes a wide array

of galleries, music venues, tech hubs, and unique boutique manufacturing businesses. Midtown features a large concentration of retired factories and warehouses, which are now being transformed into unique live/work spaces for artists and other professionals. Visitors are encouraged to take in a show at the renowned Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC), a 1,510-seat capacity theater on Broadway that recently underwent a $5.4 renovation.

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Places to visit MIDTOWN

O+ Festival Mural

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Places to Visit MIDTOWN City Hall

Hudson Valley. Owned and managed by the Bardavon, it regularly presents a diverse lineup of national and international headliners in music, dance, theater and more. With a 1,510-seat capacity, it remains the largest proscenium theater between Manhattan and Albany. (845) 339-6088 www.upac.org

420 BROADWAY

City Hall is a red brick building in a late Victorian architectural style dating to 1873. It sits on what had been the boundary between the villages of Wiltwyck and Rondout prior to their merger to form the City of Kingston. It was originally designed to closely resemble the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. City Hall often has various works of art on public display. www.kingston-ny.gov

Kingston Library 55 FRANKLIN STREET

Kingston Library is more than just books. Ongoing workshops, classes, and discussions for all ages are scheduled. Not to be missed is the monthly Super Saturdays Performance Series for children and the Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program. For further information on these events, many other programs, and Library hours call (845) 3310507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) 601 BROADWAY

UPAC is a Classical Revival theater built in 1927 as a combination vaudeville house/ movie palace. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is today a premier non-profit performing arts venue in the

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“Downtown” – The Historic

estled along the beautiful Rondout Creek, this downtown neighborhood features some of the city’s most diverse and exciting events, concerts, and multicultural celebrations. Those visiting on a warm summer night will enjoy the light breeze near the water and the subtle buzz of a bustling nightlife. One can’t help but sway to the music while strolling down the promenade or enjoying a decadent dessert at one of Downtown’s fine eateries.

During the day, visitors wishing to view the Rondout Lighthouse or the beautiful Hudson River can book their rides at the Kingston Marina. The neighborhood features a wide variety of restaurants and charming antique shops, as well as a network of art galleries and museums. The Kingston Heritage Area Visitors Center can be found in the Rondout Waterfront District and provides an abundance of information on Kingston and Ulster County.

Rondout National Historic District WALKING TOUR 2018 Tour dates: Last Saturday of

the Month: May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29, and October 27. Join the guided walk tour that traces the growth of Rondout as an important maritime community with a rich legacy of 19th century architecture. Some uphill walks. Departs from Visitor Center, 20 Broadway 1:00.

Fee: $10 adult; $5 child under 16. Free to Friends of Historic Kingston (FHK) members. Group or private tours can be arranged by special appointment. (845) 339-0720. www.friendsofhistorickingston.org

Photo courtesy of Kate Schoonmaker

Places To Visit DOWNTOWN

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Ulster County Tourism/ Kingston Heritage Area Visitors Center 20 BROADWAY

The Visitors Center has exhibits on Kingston, and many helpful resources for tourists about Kingston and Ulster County. Open year round Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm, and Sat. & Sun. 11am-5pm May-Oct. Closed certain holidays. Call (800) 331-1518 or (845) 340-3566 (main number) www.kingston-ny.gov

Hudson River Maritime Museum

50 RONDOUT LANDING

The Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries. Provides educational tours/programs, historical exhibits/ collections, visiting heritage vessels, events/ festivals, lectures/films, gift museum shop, docking, research/archival library. Museum campus includes the Kingston Home Port and Education Center serving as winter port for the Clearwater, and the Riverport Wooden Boat School & Riverport Sailing and Rowing School offering youth and adult programs, and restoration services. Home to Kingston High School Varsity Crew, Rondout Rowing Club, Kingston Sailing Club, Kingston office of Riverkeeper. 2018 exhibit focuses on the Hudson River and its canals. Also boat 16 76356 Kingston Visitors 2018_FINAL.indd 16

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Places to Visit in THE RONDOUT

building, model making, cement caves and kilns of Kingston, and rowing. Regular season open 11am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm daily from April 20 until November 24. Winter season from December until April, Th, Fri, Sat, Sun from 11:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00 pm. (845) 338-0071. For more info visit www.hrmm.org

The Trolley Museum of New York 89 EAST STRAND

The Trolley Museum offers weekend rides in their 1925 trolley car, from TR Gallo Park on the Historic Rondout Waterfront to Kingston Point by the beach and back. See exhibits and displays at their visitors center about trolleys and related history, including PATH car 143, saved from the ruins of the World Trade Center attack,which is to become the centerpiece of a new 9/11 exhibit here at the Trolley Museum. The museum is open weekends and holidays from May to late October, Noon to 5pm, and legal holidays including Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Columbus Day, plus special events, also available for charters. For more information please call (845) 331-3399 or www.tmny.org

The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History 99-101 BROADWAY

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immigration, community, work and bread. In spring and summer 2018, we will offer guided Hard Hat Tours of Reher’s Bakery, which is currently being restored and redeveloped. Join us to explore the retail bake shop where a quirky family of Jewish bakers served Kington’s diverse immigrant and workingclass Rondout neighborhood from 1907 until they closed in the 1980s. In the oven room, you’ll see the century-old commercial oven equipment and explore how two generations of the Reher family made their famous breads and rolls. The Reher Center also offers a series of public programs off-site to invite Hudson Valley residents and visitors to honor the struggles and contributions of our immigrant communities past and present. On June 3rd we’ll host our sixth annual Kingston Multicultural Festival in T.R Gallo Park, a family friendly event featuring food, music dance, games and crafts provided by local cultural organizations. Our 2018 Immigrant Gifts to America program will follow with an exhibit of photographs by recent immigrants highlighting their experiences adjusting to their new lives, along with two movies on immigrant themes. For updates on our bakery research and restoration, follow us on Instagram@ReherCenter or on facebook at www.facebook.com/reherbakery. The full spring and summer 2018 schedule will be published in March on our website at www.rehercenter.org. The Reher Center is under the auspices of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County. For more information call 845-338-8131 .

Kingston Point Beach and Kingston Point Park

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The land of Kingston Point Park has a long and intriguing history. Beginning in 1897, Kingston Point has been a “must see” for visitors for over 100 years, with its beautiful views of the Hudson River, Rhinecliff and the surrounding natural areas, Kingston Point Park is an oasis in our urban city. Over the years, Kingston Point has evolved from its early days as an amusement park to a place of solitude and beauty. Kingston Point has over 87 acres of open space, and a 2-acre portion of the park called Rotary Park at Kingston Point. Kingston Point Beach amenities include: Pavilion (Available for Rental); Seasonal Bathrooms; Picnic Area; Volleyball Courts; Playground; Guided Kayak Tours (Seasonal); Hudson River Swimming (Lifeguards Seasonal); Bird watching. Rotary Park at Kingston Point amenities include: Pavilion (Available for Rental); Seasonal Bathrooms; Picnic Area; Softball Fields; BMX Track; Nature Trails; Trolley Landing; Bird watching. Hours: Dawn to dusk.

Rondout Lighthouse Located on the Hudson River where it meets the Rondout Creek. Originally constructed in 1837, the current lighthouse, built in 1915, is the newest lighthouse on the Hudson River. www.kingston-ny.gov

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PLACES TO STAY Hotels & Motels

500 Frank Sottile Blvd., Kingston, NY 12401. 89 Rooms, Conference space, Gym, Indoor Pool, Free WiFi Access (845) 382-2300

70 North Front Street, Kingston, NY 12401 in the uptown historic stockade district. One and 2 bedroom suites/ private baths Proprietors: Barbara and Joe Cohen (845) 389-9918 www.Schwartzsinn.com

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Kingston PLACES TO STAY

Schwartz’s Inn

503 Washington Ave., Kingston, NY 12401. 212 Rooms, Open 24 hours, Conference space, Indoor Pool, Restaurant on site, Free WiFi Access (845) 338-0400

Hampton Inn

1307 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. Board Room, Breakfast included, Microwave and Fridge in each room, Heated Indoor Pool, Free WiFi Access (845) 382-2600

Quality Inn & Suites

114 Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401. 144 Rooms, Open 24 hours, Conference space, Indoor Pool, Restaurant on site, WiFi Access. (845) 339-3900

Residence Inn by Mariott

800 Frank Sottile Blvd, Kingston, NY 12401 (845)-383-3695

Rodeway Inn Skytop

239 Forest Hill Drive, Kingston, NY 12401. 60 Rooms, Seasonal Outdoor Pool, Pet Friendly, Free WiFi Access, (845) 331-2900

Super 8

487 Washington Ave., Kingston, NY 12401. 84 Rooms, free continental breakfast, WiFi Access. (845) 338-3078

Bed & Breakfasts

A Kingston B&B at the Thomas L. Southwick House

c. 1887. 131 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401. 5 Rooms/Private Baths, TV, WiFi Access (845) 514-2365. www.AKingstonBedAndBreakfast.com

Chic lodging and intimate events 85 Abeel St. Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 481-9148 theforsythkingston.com

Inns

Bel’s Inn

69 Spring Street, Kingston, NY 12401. Historic Rondout Waterfront, Boaters Welcome! 2 suites, dining room, Meeting facilities, Child and pet friendly, free Wifi, no smoking please. (845) 943-0622 Host: Bel Rodriguez www.belsinn.net

Boutique Inns of Kingston NY

Find out what makes staying at a Boutique Inn of Kingston NY a truly extraordinary experience. www.BoutiqueInnsOfKingstonNY.com

DeMew House Inn

175 Abeel Street, Kingston, NY 12401 Elegantly renovated King bedroom private home. Full kitchen, WiFi, gazebo, parking. Host: Mary Ann Marchetti 845-389-2525 demewhouse.com

The Gallery Inn

93 Broadway, Kingston NY 12401 Spacious apartment suite in a historic 19th century building. 845-514-3998 www.TheGalleryInnKingstonNY.com

Rondout Inn

79 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401. Two uniquely decorated 1 bedroom apartment suites. WiFi and Netflix access. (845) 399-2902 www.rondoutinn.com

Suite Dreams at Dreamweavers

Located in the center of Uptown Kingston. 34 N. Front Street, Kingston, NY 12401. (914) 388-1002. 1 suite available, WiFi, DirecTV, Central A/C www.suitedreamskingstonny.com

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ART GALLERIES & VENUES A.I.R. Studio Gallery

One Mile Gallery

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71 O’Neil Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 331-2662 www.AirStudioGallery.com 674 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 430-4893 or (845) 338-2789 (Artz) www.artbargallery.com

ASK (Arts Society of Kingston) 97 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 338-0331 www.askforarts.org

Broadway Arts Gallery

Joe LaLima, 694 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401

Cornell Street Studios

168 Cornell Street (2nd floor) Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 594-4428 www.cornellstreetstudios.com

Friends of Historic

Kingston Gallery Located at the corner of Wall and Main Streets (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

Green Kill Gallery

229 Greenkill Ave, Kingston, NY 12401 www.greenkill.org

Hudson Valley LGBTQ

Community Center, 300 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 331-5300 www.lgbtqcenter.org

Milne’s At Home Antiques

& Design Gallery 81 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 331-3902 www.milneathomeantiques.com

475 Abeel Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 338-2035 www.onemilegallery.com 4 N Front St Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 802-5900 www.senategarage.com

Shirt Factory

77 Cornell Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (914) 522-6391 www.artistworkspace.com

Star House Gallery

77 Cornell St. #316 Kingston, NY 12401 (814) 777-6990 www.starhousegallery.com

The Storefront Gallery

93 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 514-3998 www.TheStorefrontGallery.com

Trestle Gallery

440 Abeel St Kingston, NY 12401

The Yoga House

57B Crown Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 706-YOGA www.theyogahouse.com

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Come see our collection of over 500 pots! Internationally known, locally grown. Clay, tools, pottery equipment. 62 Tenbroeck Ave., Kingston, NY 12401 www.Baileypottery.com 845-339-3721

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THEATERS Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC)

Coach House Players

Backstage Studio Production (BSP)

Ulster Ballet Company (Performances at UPAC)

601 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 339-6088 www.upac.org 323 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 338-8700 www.bspkingston.com

12 Augusta Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 331-2476 www.coachhouseplayers.org

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Catskill Ballet Theater

795 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 339-1629 www.catskillballet.org

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he most common way to get to Kingston is by car. Kingston is conveniently located off of the New York Thruway, Exit 19. Kingston is approximately 90 miles from New York City, 64 miles from Albany, 156 miles from Boston, and 247 miles from Montreal. Adirondack Trailways

Kingston Bus Terminal is located at 400 Washington Avenue Kingston, NY (800) 858-8555 www.trailwaysny.com

Amtrak Train Station

(Rhinecliff, NY station or Poughkeepsie, NY station) (800) 872-7245 www.amtrak.com

Metro-North Train

(Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie) Metro-North Train Station (and Amtrak) is located at 41 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. (800) 872-7245 (800-USA-RAIL)

Stewart International Airport

Located at 1180 First Street New Windsor, NY (845) 838-8200 www.panynj.gov/airports/stewart.html

Albany International Airport

Located at 737 Albany-Shaker Road Albany, NY (518) 242-2200 www.albanyairport.com

Kingston-Ulster Airport (20N) Located at 1161 Flatbush Road Kingston, NY (845) 336-8400 www.kingstonulsterairport.com

Kingston City Marina

Located at Rondout Landing (end of Broadway at waterfront) Kingston, NY (845) 331-6940 www.kingstoncitymarina.com Photo courtesy of Bike-Friendly Kingston.com

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Indoor & Outdoor Golf Center

We have 4 state-of-the-art About Golf Simulators featuring 31 different courses. We offer courses like TPC Sawgrass and Pebble Beach for your enjoyment.

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2018 CALENDAR APRIL EVENTS

April 5 Kingston Library’s LEGO® Club Programs for youth ages 5-12 6:00 pm for Lego® building fun. We invite all young builders, designers, and engineers to create and experiment. Free. Registration is required. Attendance is limited. Please register for each session individually. To register, or for information, Call (845) 3310507 ext. 7 for information or register online at tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org April 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 Agatha Christie’s

“A Murder Is Announced”, 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 7 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/1stsaturday-kingston/map/

April 7 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. 8pm Ulster Performing Arts

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Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, NY. 845-339-6088 or 800-745-3000. www.upac.org.

April 7 Sugaring Off: 18th Century

Style at Senate House State Historic Site, Demonstrations of boiling maple sap to syrup, hearthside cooking, making jackwax candy, whittling spiles, hewing a log into a trough, making wooden buckets, lively music by Mark Rust 296 Fair Street, 11am3pm. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@ parks.ny.gov or www.nysparks.com

April 11 Hudson River Maritime Museum 7p.m. Lecture – “Hudson Valley 19th Century Industries” with Allynne Lange, Curator Emerita of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. The second half of the 19th century (1800s) was a time of great industrial growth and activity in the Hudson Valley. There was plenty of work for local people at that time, much of it involving hard physical labor. The industries included in this illustrated talk are brick-making, bluestone quarrying, natural cement, ice harvesting, boat building, shipping, pottery making, and clothing manufacturing. Many of our ancestors worked in these occupations, most of which are long gone. 7:00 PM in the Riverport Wooden Boat School classroom. Suggested donation $5, pre-registration recommended. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

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April 14 Fur Ball fundraiser for the Ulster County SPCA at the Chateau. For details, visit www.ucspca.org April 14 Serious Fun with Zippy – with Al

Policar. Experience magic, comedy, music and laughter for great family fun. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. 10:30-11:30am. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www. kingstonlibrary.org

April 14 Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour 8 pm at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000 www.upac.org April 15 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 20 Gremlins 7:30 pm at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000 www.upac.org April 21 Kingston Earth Fair and Expo. The

6th 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.

April 21 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 ededovich@ ymcaulster.org www.ymcaulster.org

April 21 Hudson River Maritime Museum – Museum Mates – Three Hudson River Canals. 2 p.m. To celebrate our new canal exhibit, this Museum Mates will focus on the Champlain, Erie, and Delaware and Hudson canals. Participants will get a private tour of this new exhibit, learning about these important structures and plan their own miniature canal. April 22 Nexus Percussion with Garry

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

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55 Washington Ave

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April 22 Polar Bears Go Up 3:00 pm at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000 www.upac.org

April 22 Kiwanis Kingston Classic. The Kiwanis Club of Kingston is proud to host the 36th 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 and a 2.1 mile walk/run both being 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 TR Gallo Park on the creek complete with food, beer and music. 10K at 1pm, 2.1 Mile Race 1:30pm, TR Gallo Park, 91 W Strand Kingston. www.kiwaniskingstonclassic.com. April 23 Polar Bears Go Up 10:00 am and 12:00 pm at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000 www.upac.org April 25 Hudson River Maritime Museum Lecture – “I presumed we were all to figure

in a future volume of travels: 19th Century Glimpses of New York State’s Canals” with Paul Schneider. Now well launched into the multiyear bicentennial of the Erie and Champlain canals, our modern perceptions of these canals are naturally shaped by today’s barge canal system and its many uses, experiences and events in which we participate either on or along its prominent route bisecting the state. Certainly, the original builders of the canals would not recognize them today. This presentation will seek to catch glimpses of our grandfathers’ (and great, great, great grandfathers’) canal. We’ll dip our toes into the evidentiary streams of the canals’ past and discover some lesser known accounts that may surprise you. 7:00 PM in the Riverport Wooden Boat School classroom. Suggested donation $5, pre-registration recommended. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

April 26 Kingston Library’s LEGO® Club

Programs for youth ages 5-12 6:00 pm for Lego® building fun. We invite all young builders, designers, and engineers to create and experiment. Free. Registration is required. Attendance is limited. Please register for each session individually. To

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register, or for information, Call (845) 3310507 ext.7 for information or register online at tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

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April 26 Hudson Valley Philharmonic Young

People’s Concert 10:30 am at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000 www.upac.org

April 28 Origami Spring Foldfest with Anita Barbour 10:30am – 1:00pm Theme to be announced. For children ages 5 and up, teens, and adults. Explore the Japanese art of paper folding, for children ages 5 and up, teens and adults. At Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 10:30-1:00pm. Free. For more information call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org April 28-29 Hudson River Maritime Museum

Meet the Museums Plan your Ulster County staycation! Join us at the Hudson River Maritime Museum to “meet” museums and historical organizations from all over the region. Free admission both days. 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Kingston Trolley

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Take a Ride and Visit Our Museum & Gift Shop!

April 29 Kaaterskill Postcard Club Spring Postcard Show at Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, 9am4pm. $3.00 admission. (845) 901-3902 or (845) 383-0061

May 5 The Kingston Farmer’s Market Opens for Season on Wall Street (between John and Main Streets) Saturdays from 9am-2pm through November 17. Vine cutting ceremony at 10am. www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org

MAY EVENTS

May 5 Kingston Clean Sweep/ Love Your

May 5 Trolley Museum of New York Season

Opening Day. (845) 331-3399 www.tmny.org

May 4 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: www.artalongthehudson.com/kingston.

May 4 Pretty In Pink. 7:30 pm at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000 www.upac.org May 5 Hudson River Maritime Museum Riverport Wooden Boat School Open House. For more information, please visit: www.hrmm.org

Park Day On May 5th, 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 kingtonparksandrec.org for more information & registration

May 9 Hudson River Maritime Museum

Lecture – “Ships and Their Problems” with Captain Joseph Ahlstrom. For more information about our Follow the River Lecture Series, please visit www.hrmm.org

Instruction in Jewelry & Silversmithing

May 5 The Met Live in HD: Massenet’s

Cendrillon 1:00 pm at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 7453000 www.upac.org

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

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May 12 – June 10 Two-hour sightseeing tours aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. Wed. thru Sun. and special holiday cruise departure at 2:30pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com May 12 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour.

May 12 Wild World of Animals with Two by Two Zoo. 1 p.m. Meet a young kangaroo, a lemur, reptiles, and a variety of live wildlife. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. 1:00-2:00pm. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org May 19 Love Your Park Community Bike

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.

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 12 Preparing For a New Year. Planting

May 19 Relay for Life at Dietz Stadium.

an 18th century inspired vegetable and herb garden, demonstrations of sheep shearing, beekeeping, spinning and weaving demonstrations, making kites. 18th centurystyle 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

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.

Raising money for local cancer treatment, research, education and awareness. 11ammidnight. www.relayforlife.org

May 23 Hudson River Maritime Museum

Lecture – “The Improbable Community: Camp Woodland and the American Democratic Ideal” with Bill Horne. For more information about our Follow the River Lecture Series, please visit www.hrmm.org

Making Kingston & Beyond Sparkle Huge Selection of Engagement Rings Katie Loxton Giftware Lafonn Jewelry • Waterford Pandora Jewelry • Vera Bradley Estate Jewelry In-House Repair Facility

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UPTOWN’S

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May 26 Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org May 26 Hudson River Maritime Museum

Lecture – “Evolution of Dutch Sloop Design” with Paul Fontenoy. For more information about our Dutch Heritage Weekend, please visit www.hrmm.org

May 28 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 2 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

Pregnancy Support Center of Ulster County THE BRAVO CENTER

Everything is Free & Confdential Pregnancy Tests Options Counseling Accurate Information Community Referrals Material Resources Full Baby Boutique

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performances, historical reenactments, arts & cultural activities and so much more. For list of galleries: https://madkingston.org/1stsaturday-kingston/map/

June 2 D&H Canal Car Tour. Join the Hudson

River Maritime Museum and the D&H Canal Museum for a special joint tour of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, from High Falls to Rondout. Participants drive themselves from place to place as we visit the D&H Canal Museum for a guided tour of the museum and 5 Lock Walk, visit Lock #1 at Eddyville, and finish the day with a waterfront tour of the Rondout, including Island Dock and Company Hill Path. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Registration includes lunch. $40 for HRMM or D&H Canal Museum members, $50 for non-members. Registration deadline Friday, May 25, 2018 Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

June 2 Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

June 2 Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the UCSPCA at Best Western. For details, visit www.ucspca.org. June 2 Once Upon a Time with Karen

Pillsworth. Come hear stories of animals, insects, snakes and people, too! Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. 10:30-11:30am. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS Endless Opportunities for Healthy Living

Here at the foot of the Catskills, we have a high value for health and wellness with fresh foods from local farms and lots of opportunities for active living. We invite you to enjoy our many parks and recreational programing, travel our Greenline trail network, peruse our robust farmer’s market, rejuvenate at a spa, meet with a medical professional, take a fitness class, seek alternative health services, broaden your knowledge with our education institutions, and grow in our welcoming and inclusive community.

HEALTHY OPPORTUNITIES

Live Well Kingston

www.LiveWellKingston.org The Live Well Kingston Commission brings partners and residents together to facilitate policy, environmental, and systems changes that result in a healthy and active community. In addition to meeting monthly, the Commission supports Focus Team subcommittees including: Eat Well, Age Well, Play Well, Heal Well, and Travel Well. The focus groups work on grass-roots level health and wellness issues with a variety of events and initiatives. www.livewellkingston.org/healthy-food/ Live Well Kingston has compiled a list and google map of healthy food options in the City of Kingston. Check it out!

Parks and Recreation

www.kingston-ny.gov/parksandrecreation 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 Photo courtesy of Kingston Parks & Rec

River, sports events at Dietz Stadium, and biking, hiking, birdwatching, and more at each of the City’s unique parks.

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The Kingston Farmer’s Market is an anchor of the community where people come together to shop, talk and learn. It is open every Saturday (May-November) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wall St. between John St. and Main St. in Kingston, NY. Dozens of vendors are on-site each week offering fresh produce, meat, dairy, baked goods,

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alcohol, plants, gifts, and wellness products. All the vendors are from New York and many are as local as you can get. SNAP benefits, credit cards and cash are all accepted. A visit to the market is not-to-be missed when in Kingston!

summer camps, swim lessons for all ages, special scholarship programs for low-income youth and families & physical rehabilitation programs. The YMCA serves all groups from infants to seniors.

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Enjoy The Many Community Events!

June 3 6th 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, children’s activities, historical displays and a chance for each ethnic group to share its cultural heritage with the rest of the community, T. R. Gallo Park, Kingston’s waterfront park, located at the base of Broadway, 1-5pm. Free. (845) 338-8131 info@rehercenter.org or www.rehercenter.org

June 6 Hudson River Maritime Museum Lecture – “Lighting the Lighthouse” with Frank Almquist. The history of lighthouses lighting will be discussed from the earliest “fire on a hill” to new LED light sources in a tower. The talk concentrates on the Fresnel lens, its developed in the 1850s, and its implementation around the globe as the primary lighthouse tool to project light beams across the water. Growth of electric lighting eliminated the flame based lamps using the Fresnel lens. The lighthouse today is historical artifact, used but not required due to current navigation technology. 7:00 PM in the Riverport Wooden Boat School classroom. Suggested donation $5, pre-registration recommended. Visit www.hrmm.org to register. June 9 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.

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June 13 - June 29 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 Kingston Night Market. Follow

lower Broadway down to the waterfront for an outdoor market and festival featuring artists, makers, food trucks, local businesses, and live music. Downtown Kingston. Every third Friday; June – September. #kingstonnightmarket nightmarketkingston.com

activities. At Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 1:00-3:00 pm. Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org

June 23 Hudson River Maritime Museum Hudson River Maker’s Faire & National Boatbuilding Challenge. Learn about building boats, historical industries, heritage vessels, vendors, demos and children’s activities. This year with a Maker’s Faire! Learn more at www.hrmm.org.

June 16 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour.

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.

June 16 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 23 The Life of Mozart – Traveling Lantern Theatre Company Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party. Sign up for summer programs. Have fun! Performance followed by ice cream, crafts and 39 76356 Kingston Visitors 2018_FINAL.indd 39

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June 24 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 28 Nature Rocks – live wildlife with

Animal Embassy. This educational and entertaining program will take families around the world with a unique group of rescued and adopted animals, representing diverse habitats. While exploring these habitats, we will discover some of the musical instruments used by people indigenous to these regions such as a rainstick, maracas or a drum. We’ll also discuss examples of animals that contribute to nature’s symphony including song birds, chirping crickets and chorus frogs. Families will meet incredible live Animal Ambassadors such as South American Chinchillas, North American Spring Peepers, a Cuban Tree Frog, an African Sulcata Tortoise, an African Lovebird or Australian Eclectus Parrot, an African Savannah Monitor and a Dumeril’s Boa from Madagascar. Libraries Rock! Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 1:00 -2:00pm. Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org

June 29 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 30 – Sept 2 Two-hour sightseeing

tours aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. Tues, Wed, Thurs – departures at 2:30pm and 5:30. Fri, Sat, Sun

departures at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com

June 30 Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org June 30 Let Freedom Ring: Celebrating America’s Independence. Patriotic Ceremony with dramatic readings and music, reenactors depicting 18th century camp life, 18th century games , free hot dogs and lemonade while they last at the Senate House State Museum, concert. 296 Fair Street, 11am-3 pm. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@parks.ny.gov or www.nysparks.com June 30 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.

JULY EVENTS 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 Introducing the Theremin: The first electronic Instrument – Carl Welden. Aside from its playfully eerie sound, what makes the Theremin unique is that it’s the only instrument you play without even touching it!

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July 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 The musical “Barnum”, produced by special arrangement with TAMS-WHITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. performance at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street. (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org July 7 First Saturday Arts in Kingston. Art Photo courtesy of Kingston Parks and Recreation

Join thereminist Carl Welden in an exploration of this unusual device as he demonstrates and tells the story of how the instrument appeared nearly 100 years ago. Audience members may have a chance at a “hands-off” experience and get to try it for themselves. Libraries Rock! Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program 1:00-2:00 p.m at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 1:00-2:00pm. Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org

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: www.artalongthehudson.com/kingston.

July 7 Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org July 6-7 HITS Kingston Triathlon. HITS

July 5 Kayaking with the Mayor Join the Mayor of Kingston for an evening paddle on the Rondout Creek! Tours launch from T.R. Gallo Park 6:00-8:00 p.m. www.kingstonparksandrec.org

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 6 Annual Children’s Day Parade.

July 12 Ancient China: Land of the Great

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 focusing on our “ Golden Anniversary.” Participation is free! Contact the Parks & Recreation Department for more details at (845) 481-7330.

Wall – Stephanie Morgan. Discover Chinese culture, amazing inventions, art and archaeology. Crafts, activities, and snacks. Libraries Rock! Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 1:00 – 3:00pm. Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org

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July 13 Live Music Cruise with Soul City Band 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 14 Hudson River Maritime Museum

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– The Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley. The Hudson River Maritime Museum is proud to partner with the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library to offer this all-day conference featuring presentations from around the region. Focusing on the Hudson Valley, this conference covers all historical eras.

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July 27 DJ Dance Cruise with DJ Boomie Tubbs aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm – return at 9:30 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com July 28 Rondout National Historic District

Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

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July 14 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 15 Hudson River Maritime Museum

Lecture: “The Secret History of American River People” with Wes Modes. 2:00 PM in the Riverport Wooden Boat School classroom. $10 for HRMM members (Household level & above), $15 for non-members.

July 19 Program to be announced. Libraries Rock! Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 1:00 – 2:00pm. Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org July 19 Kayaking with the Mayor Join the Mayor of Kingston for an evening paddle on the Rondout Creek! Tours launch from T.R. Gallo Park 6:00-8:00 p.m. July 21 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour.

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July 26 Costume Party and program with Stephanie Morgan. Libraries Rock! Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 1:003:00pm. Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org

July 28 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. www.kingstonparksandrec.org

AUGUST EVENTS August 2 Midsummer Night’s Dream with Lesley Sawhill and New Genesis Productions Libraries Rock! Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 1:00 – 2:00pm. Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org

August 2 Kayaking with the Mayor Join the Mayor of Kingston for an evening paddle on the Rondout Creek! Tours launch from T.R. Gallo Park 6:00-8:00 p.m. www.kingstonparksandrec.org August 3 – 7 Hudson River Maritime Museum Kalmar Nyckel, a tall ship replica of ship the Dutch built in 1625, will be visiting the Hudson River Maritime Museum. August 3 – 4 Annual Celebration of the Arts presented by Kingston Midtown Arts District. . Visit madkingston.org for details.

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August 3 Putt Fore Paws Golf Tournament

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August 4 First Saturday Arts in Kingston. Art

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August 4 23rd 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.

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August 7, 8, 9 History Camp: 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 handson program. There is a registration fee. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@parks.ny.gov or www.nysparks.com.

August 9 Uncle Rock’s Interactive Music and Songs – Robert Burke Warren. Libraries Rock! Children’s Summer Reading Program at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 1:00 -2:00pm. Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org August 10 Live Music Cruise with Thunder Ridge aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm, return at 9:30 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com.

August 11 15th 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 Fundraisers 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/volunteer firemansmuseumofkingston. Phone: (845) 443-3905. August 11 Good Morning Paddle 9:3011:30am. Guided kayak tour along the scenic Kingston waterfront. See eagles, osprey, turtles & much more! Tours launch from Kingston Point Beach. www.kingstonparksandrec.org

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August 11 Hudson River Maritime Museum Lecture – “Merriment and Mayhem on the Hudson: Excursion Steamboats in the Nineteenth Century” with Marika Plater. Steamboats decked out in banners, with music blasting and dancing people twirling on the decks, were a familiar sight on the Hudson by the late 1860s on sunny summer days. Aboard were working-class residents of New York City who had saved their pennies in order to—along with members of their churches, unions, sports clubs, and ethnic associations—rent boats and barges to carry them outside of the city during their rare days off. Called “excursions,” these trips exposed urbanites to sights and smells that were very different from the crowded neighborhoods where they lived and worked. After docking at riverside groves owned by entrepreneurs eager to profit from working-class hunger for pleasure outdoors, excursionists explored meadows and forests, went swimming, danced, played sports, chugged beer, feasted, and found temporary escape from their difficult daily lives. Yet excursion fun carried risks and conflicts, as steamboats and groves lacked safety features and wealthier

New Yorkers and residents of the Hudson Valley viewed excursions as riots waiting to happen. 2:00 PM in the Riverport Wooden Boat School classroom. Suggested donation $5, pre-registration recommended. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

August 11 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 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.

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August 16 Defying the Laws of Gravity –

Henry Lappen’s Juggling and Comedy Performance and party with crafts following. Pick up certificates and rewards. Libraries Rock! Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 1:00-3:00pm. Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org

August 16 Kayaking with the Mayor. Join the Mayor of Kingston for an evening paddle on the Rondout Creek! Tours launch from T.R. Gallo Park 6:00-8:00 p.m.

August 17 Kingston Night Market. Follow

lower Broadway down to the waterfront for an outdoor market and festival featuring artists, makers, food trucks, local businesses, and live music. Downtown Kingston. Every third Friday; June – September. #kingstonnightmarket nightmarketkingston.com

August 18 6th 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.

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August 18–19 The Antique & Classic:

Boats, Trains, & Automobiles. Join us for this combination antique & classic boat show and car show with displays and trolley rides with the Trolley Museum of New York. No entrance fee, reduced admission to the museum. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing. For more info jfasulo71@hotmail.com or www.hrmm.org

August 19 21st Annual Kingston Artist Soap

Box Derby. Parade of artist-designed wheeled sculptures roll down lower Broadway for prizes. Street performers, entertainment, and refreshments from Spring Street down to the historic Rondout waterfront. First entry rolls at 1pm. (845) 339-2996.

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September 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/1stsaturday-kingston/map/

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September 2 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 4 – October 28 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 5 Hudson River Maritime Museum Lecture – “Great 1872 Horse Epizooty and the Erie Canal” with Travis Bowman. 7:00 PM in the Riverport Wooden Boat School classroom. Suggested donation $5, pre-registration recommended. Visit www.hrmm.org to register. September 6 Fall For Art at The Chateau, 240 Boulevard, Kingston. 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 regional not-for-profit organizations including the Ulster County SPCA, and Jewish Family Services. Tickets $45 in advance, $50 at the door and will be available in August at the Federation office at One Albany Ave., Suite G-10, Broadway. For information, call (845) 338-8131. www.fallforart.org September 7 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

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Museum Heroes Day. Join us as we celebrate the emergency services personnel who served on September 11 and who keep us safe today. Featuring deck tours of the fireboats John J. Harvey and McKean as well as children’s activities.

September 11 Hudson River Maritime

Museum Lecture: “American Dunkirk: The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11” with authors James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf. Book signing to follow. 7:00 PM in the Riverport Wooden Boat School classroom. Suggested donation $5, pre-registration recommended. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

September 15

Museum Mates – A Cleaner Hudson River. 2 p.m. at the Hudson River Maritime Museum, we love to share information on the Hudson River! Learn about the historic importance of the river at moving people and goods and its role in industrial history. Then learn about efforts to clean up the Hudson, including an activity illustrating the consequences of pollution and how to keep the river clean.

September 15 D&H Canal Car Tour. D&H Canal Car Tour. Join the Hudson River Maritime Museum and the D&H Canal Museum for a special joint tour of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, from High Falls to Rondout. Participants drive themselves from place to place as we visit the D&H Canal Museum for a guided tour of the museum and 5 Lock Walk, visit Lock #1 at Eddyville, and finish the day with a waterfront tour of the Rondout, including Island Dock and Company Hill Path. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Registration includes lunch. $40 for HRMM or D&H Canal Museum members, $50 for non-members. Registration deadline Friday, September 7, 2018. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

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September 15 Fall Foliage River Ramble

Paddle. Paddle along the Hudson River during one of the most spectacular times of the year! Join outdoor enthusiasts throughout the Hudson Valley as they enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the fall foliage.

September 15 Musical Innovations –

Classical Music with City Winds Trio. Join us for this excellent joyful interactive introduction to classical music. Super Saturdays Performance Series. At Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. 10:30-11:30am. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

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Horseman Haunted House & Hayrides. A theatrical one-mile hayride, corn maze, & 7 haunted attractions. 778 Broadway, Rte 9W, Ulster Park, NY. headlesshorseman.com

September 19 Hudson River Maritime

Museum Lecture – “Lost Steamboat Fleet” with Thomas Rinaldi. 7:00 PM in the Riverport Wooden Boat School classroom. Suggested donation $5, pre-registration recommended. Visit www.hrmm.org to register.

September 21 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 22 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 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 22 Paws for a Cause to benefit the Ulster County SPCA at The Crested Hen. For details, visit www.ucspca.org.

September 22 & 23 Art Walk. Sat. noon6pm and Sunday 1-5pm. Art Walk Kingston is a celebration of the arts and the local community. During 2016, over 70 artists participated including visual artists, sculptors, photographers, dance, performance, and music. For more hands-on approach, visitors could try ceramic tile-making, and literary readings rounded out the creative offerings.

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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 at home studios and galleries across the city. The event weekend will offer a broad range of art & activities for everyone. Hear more details at monthly networking meet-ups on first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at The Beverly, 224 Foxhall, Kingston. For info, email info@artwalkkingston.com, www.facebook.com/artwalkkingston. www.artsmidhudson.org.

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September 23 Annual Pilot Club Gala Dinner, Dance and Live Auction, Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing. For more info, visit www.hrmm.org. September 29 Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 3390720 www.fohk.org

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September 30 Blessing of the Animals at

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OCTOBER EVENTS

October Every Fri.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun. Headless Horseman Haunted House & Hayrides A theatrical one mile hayride, corn maze, & seven haunted attractions. Every Fri., Sat. & Sun. plus Oct. 25th. 778 Broadway, Rte 9W, Ulster Park. Reservations strongly recommended headlesshorseman.com October 6 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/1stsaturday-kingston/map/ October 6 Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 3390720 www.fohk.org

October 5, 6, 7 9th 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 7 16th 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, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games, delicious foods, interactive Nature Center demonstrations and more. Admission is free.

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Now Open to the Public! Wiltwyck’s championship golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., is widely recognized as the best example of modern championship golf architecture within 60 miles of it’s home in Kingston, New York. The course has hosted many prominent amateur and professional golf events and has bred multiple amateur champions. Now a semi-private golf club, Wiltwyck is opening its course to the public...

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October 12 & 13 18th Century Autumn Festival Demonstrations of apple cider pressing, meat smoking, hearthside cooking, dipping candles, making dried apple wreaths and cornhusk dolls, 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 13 & 27 Children’s Day: A Tiny

Taste of Terror at Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted House. The park tones down its scare level, offering a daylight hayride with a friendly storyteller, corn maze, haunted gardens, country games, & face painting. Rain dates are 10/14 and 10/28. 778 Broadway, Rte 9W, Ulster Park, NY. headlesshorseman.com

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October 20 Hudson River Maritime Museum – Museum Mates – Lights, Camera, Action! 2 p.m. Acting Out the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Try your hand at reader’s theater! Recreate scenes from the popular story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Willing participants will be given scripts to read out loud to help retell the legend. Children are not required to participate. Children and families who wish to be audience members are welcome. October 20 Halloween Pet Photos at Petsmart to benefit the Ulster County SPCA. For details, visit www.ucspca.org October 26 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.

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NOVEMBER EVENTS Photo courtesy of Kate Schoonmaker

November 3 Buffalo Blue’s “Home 4 The Holidays.” Adoption event and open house at the Ulster County SPCA. For details, visit www.ucspca.org

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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: www.artalongthehudson.com/kingston.

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November 3 Headless Horseman Haunted House & Hayrides. A theatrical one mile hayride, corn maze, & seven haunted attractions. 778 Broadway, Rte 9W, Ulster Park. Reservations strongly recommended www.headlesshorseman.com

October 27 Howl-O-Ween Party at the Ulster County SPCA. For details, visit www.ucspca.org.

November 4 Kaaterskill Postcard Club Fall Postcard Show at Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, 9am4pm. $3.00 admission. (845) 901-3902 or (845) 383-0061

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November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 Performance of Barbara Lebow’s “A Shayna Maidel” Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. at Coach House Players,12 Augusta Street (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org November 14 Hudson River Maritime Museum Lecture – “Marine Art – Capturing the Spirit of Ships, Boats, and Waterfronts” with Mark Peckham. Mark will illustrate his experiences drawing and painting marine subjects in the field under a variety of circumstances. His informal talk will include

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November 17 Museum Mates – Trains,

Trains, Trains! 2 p.m. November is National Model Railroad Model Month! We will explore the importance of trains in the Hudson Valley and the impact trains had on river transportation, as well as how we use trains today. Children will decorate their own train car to take home.

November 17 Green and Growing with The Ivy Vine Players Puppet Theater. Grian MacGregor will captivate us with her very special puppets and songs. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. 10:3011:30am. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org November 23 & 24 Sinterklaas “Crowns

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November 23, 24, 25, 30 A Frosty Fest Opening Weekend Spectacular nights of magical lights, dancing characters and hayrides. See Santa! 778 Broadway Rte 9W Ulster Park www.afrostyfest.com. November 24 Hudson River Maritime

Museum – start of winter schedule. For winter hours, visit www.hrmm.org.

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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 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/1stsaturday-kingston/map/ December 1 Fire and Ice! with Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson. 1 pm. Discover chemical reactions with fun, unforgettable interactive demonstrations. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

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December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 A Frosty Fest – Spectacular nights of magical lights, dancing characters and hayrides. See Santa! 778 Broadway Rte 9W Ulster Park. www.afrostyfest.com

December 1 Annual Holiday Pawty and

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December 2 35th Annual YMCA Reindeer Ramble. 5k run/walk. See YMCA website for more details www.ymcaulster.org December 7 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 8th Annual Snowflake Festival to be held in the Historic Stockade Business District of Uptown Kingston. Arriving in a historic fire truck, Santa will light the tree at the corner of Wall Street and North Front Street promptly at 6 pm immediately followed with festivities throughout the Historic Stockade District including a wonderland of sparkling snowflakes. The festival’s main stage, located on Wall Street, will have free performances beginning promptly after the lighting of the Christmas tree. 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.

Once again the Senate House will be a winter wonderland of lights and beauty where you can: • Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Yorker Barn and enjoy a holiday movie • Enjoy chestnuts roasting over an open fire and hot apple cider • Delight in Christmas Carolers singing holiday music The Fireman’s Museum will also be open handing out treats and a place to warm up and learn about Kingston’s historic Fireman’s heritage and the Old Dutch Church will be handing out cookies. In addition to the entertainment on the main stage, winners of the annual bike raffle will be announced. 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/2017snowflake-festival-coming-uptown-kingston/ or contact John Perry of Signature Fitness at: sigfitkingston@gmail.com for more information

December 8 Origami Foldfest: Making Christmas Ornaments with Anita Barbour. 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For children ages 5 and up, teens, and adults. Explore the Japanese art of paper folding, for children ages 5 and up, teens and adults at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street. Free. For more information

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December 15 Santa Pet Photos at Petsmart

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December 15 Hudson River Maritime Museum – Museum Mates – What to Do When the River Freezes? 2 p.m. When the Hudson River and other waterways in the Hudson Valley froze over, boat traffic and seasonal summer jobs such as brick building would end for the winter. Come learn about the jobs and activities people did during the winter months, including ice harvesting, ice boating, skating, and more!

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December 21-22 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. info@outputagency.com or mike@bsplounge.com

SEASONAL AND ONGOING EVENTS Kingston Library. Children’s Story Hours

(Weekly, all year). Tuesdays at 10:30am, Toddler Time Story Hour, for ages 18 mos. – 3 years, Stories followed by crafts and music, at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 10:30am Free. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org

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Kingston Library. Wednesdays at 10:30am Preschool Story Hour for 3 – 5 year olds Stories followed by crafts and music, at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 10:30 am, Free. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org Kingston Library. Reading to Lola. First and

Third Tuesdays of each month from January through May, and September through December, 4:00-5:00pm, in the Children’s Library. Children ages 5 and up 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, 4:00-5:00 pm Free.

Kingston Library 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.

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Relax & Enjoy The Riverside Views!

2018 Libraries Rock! Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program. June 23–Aug. 16. Register in person or by phone beginning June 12 during regular library hours. Registration is required for all summer reading programs. Writing Box Program Weekly activities that will encourage children to express themselves through writing. Write stories, postcards, news articles, keep a journal, and make your own books. Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 p.m., July 12 – August 16, for ages 8 and up. Libraries Rock! Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. 10:00am – 12:00pm. Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org The Kingston Farmers’ Market Come

Library Stress Reduction Through Meditation. Tuesday evenings from 4 to 5 PM. A great way to find inner balance and deep relaxation. This program is free and all are welcome. Call Ann at 3398567 with any questions.

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

Kingston Library Book Club Third Friday

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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.

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 67

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Movies Under the Stars. Movies Under the

10am-2pm, December thru April (noteApril 7 is first April Market) Located in Bethany Hall, Old Dutch Church, at 272 Wall St. info@kingstonfarmersmarket.org or www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org

Stars are FREE, family friendly movies offered throughout the summer on Friday nights. All movies start at dusk. For information (845) 334-3914.

Kayaking Programs All programs include:

Guided Tour, Kayak, Life Vest, and Paddle. These tours are co-sponsored by Kenco Outfitters. $10 Discount if you have equipment! Reservations required. Please reserve online! www.kingstonparksandrec.org

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This is Kingston’s Moment According to the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, this is Kingston’s moment.

“There is no doubt that the City of Kingston is having its moment. As the recipient of this year’s $10 million Mid-Hudson Region Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award, Kingston is poised for transformation, creating prosperity for the Region as a whole.”

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n September 20, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the City of Kingston would receive $10 million in funding and investments in its Uptown Stockade Business District as the MidHudson Valley winner of the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The City of Kingston has been working with partners at the regional and state level to prepare its plans to leverage this incredible investment to its full potential. In the next

two years, the Stockade Business District will benefit from significant infrastructure upgrades, enhanced support for local business owners, and much more! Whether you are visiting for the weekend or considering moving to this great city — now is the time! Join us over the next two years as our Downtown Revitalization Initiative in the Uptown Stockade Business District blossoms.

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OTHER RECENT INVESTMENTS IN KINGSTON $92 Million Hospital Expansion

$137 Million KHS Campus Renovation Project Underway.

Semi-pro Soccer at Dietz Stadium in Kingston

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PARKS & RECREATION

Home of the region’s premier parks system

PARKS & RECREATION

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.

DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS 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.

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. Facility includes a 400 meter track and a regulationsized 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 new composting bathroom facilities at all of our larger park complexes, 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.

Kingston Point Park

The land of Kingston Point Park has a long and intriguing history, beginning in 1897, Kingston Point has been a “must see” for visitors for over 100 years, with its beautiful views of the Hudson River, Rhinecliff and the surrounding natural areas, Kingston Point Park is an oasis in our urban city. Kingston Point has over 87 acres of open space. At Kingston Point Beach, visitors will enjoy beach volleyball facilities, a playground, free kayak, car top and small motorized boat launch, birdwatching, and access to restroom facilities and a picnic pavilion. Rotary Park, a subsection of 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!

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2018 PARKS & REC SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

“Movies Under The Stars” – Starting in June, enjoy FREE movies in our city parks! Movies are shown in different city parks on Saturday nights. Schedule will be announced in late Spring 2018. Bring a blanket, snacks & the whole family, and enjoy “movie night” under the stars! Visit www.kingstonparksandrec.org or www. kingston-ny.gov for more information or follow us on Facebook at Kingston Parks and Recreation! Movies are cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Kingston Earth Fair And Expo – The 6th annual sustainability fair will be held April 21st from 10am-4pm at the Forsyth Nature Center. This event features a variety of sustainable “green” initiatives along with resources for the community. The event is free and will include food, live music, demonstrations, book readings, an exchange store, and more. Community Bike Ride – On May 19, 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 Kingston Kayak Festival – On June 9th, 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 Children’s Day Parade – Kingston’s annual “Children’s Day Parade” is a great community event that celebrates the summer season! On Friday July 6th, hundreds of children from local youth organizations, schools & summer camp programs will create floats focusing on our “Golden Anniversary.” PARTICIPATION IS FREE! Fall Festival – On October 7th, the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center & the Kingston Parks & Recreation Department host an annual “Fall Festival” as Forsyth Park from 11am-4pm. The event features live entertainment, music, crafts, children's games, delicious foods, interactive Nature Center demonstrations and more! River Ramble – September 15th paddle along the Hudson River during one of the most spectacular times

of the year! Join outdoor enthusiasts throughout the Hudson Valley as they enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the fall foliage. BOO At The Zoo – Join the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center, Kingston Parks & Recreation and the Junior League of Kingston on October 26th from 5:30-7:30pm for a fun filled evening at the Forsyth Nature Center. “Boo at the Zoo” is a Halloween treat for children of all ages! Families are encouraged to come in costume & enjoy s’mores over a campfire, snacks & live entertainment.

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Boxing Program – This boxing program focuses on teaching fundamental boxing skills, techniques and conditioning. Train under the direction of Coach Ellis Harris. Class includes cardio workout, shadow boxing, bag work, partner skills & core strengthening exercises. Join us at the Andy Murphy (Midtown) Neighborhood Center where local World Champion Boxer Billy Costello trained! Ages 14 & Up.The program is FREE & open to all! Mon., Tues. & Thur. 5:00-7:00 p.m.

“Replace The Parks” Program – The Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center at 467 Broadway becomes a free, indoor playground for kids in the winter! The center will be open from 9:00 am-2:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from November to March. A large selection of toys & games are available for kids to play with. All children must be accompanied by an adult. NOTE: If there is a school delay or cancellation due to inclement weather, this program will be cancelled. 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 31st through August 30th 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 webpage www.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. 71

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