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2019 VISITOR’S GUIDE

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Strong Roots, Smart Growth Honoring the past, moving into the future

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TRAIN RIDES

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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 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 Ulster Performing Arts Center, savor delicious cuisines at a wide variety of international eateries, and discover the hundreds of artists and creative enterprises of our growing Kingston Midtown Arts District. In the Historic Uptown Stockade District, I encourage you to enjoy the weekly farmers market, the concentration of local history museums and landmarks, and one of many festivals and events such as the nationally recognized O+ Festival and our annual New Year’s Eve fireworks bash. While you’re here, enjoy one of our eleven community parks, including the riverfront beach at Kingston Point, the family-friendly Forsyth Nature Center or the beloved Kingston Dog Park. 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 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 2019............................................................................ 26 Adpative Re-Use In The City Of Kingston............................................... 38 Parks & Recreation.................................................................................... 70 Kingston Greenline ................................................................................... 71 COVER PHOTOS

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Downtown

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Kingston

CITY OVERVIEW Founded in 1652, Kingston is steeped in history. The State’s First Capital, once an epicenter for manufacturing, is now moving into the future as an innovation and creativity hub

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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. 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 makers. Kingston is now as rich in the diversity of its offerings as it

is in 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 arts-based ventures has much to explore. Finally, Kingston is home to some of the best celebrations and festivals in the region, both on the Rondout Waterfront and in the Uptown Stockade District. In addition to museums and walking tours, Kingston has embraced its historic roots by finding innovative uses for many of its large warehouses and former industrial facilities. Structures which once housed the production of the country’s building blocks have been transformed into multi-use venues and unique live/work spaces for up-and-coming artists. These spaces both honor our unique history, and step boldly into the future. Welcome to Kingston! 7

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Places to visit

UPTOWN

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The Fred J. Johnston House

“Uptown” – The Historic

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n Kingston’s Uptown neighborhood, 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 and take in the wide range

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

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DISTRICT WALKING TOUR 2019 Tour Dates: First Saturday of the Month, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, and October 5 at 1pm. 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 stockade 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 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

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 to 5pm, weekends and holidays 9am to 1pm. Extended summer hours of operation (Memorial Day through Columbus Day) Mon.-Fri. 7am to 7pm, weekends and holidays 9am to 5pm. (845) 339-3053. www.forsythnaturecenter.org

and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. Admission Charge. 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

2019 Gallery Exhibit, “The Life and Death of the Kingston Post Office”. May through end of October, Fridays and Saturdays 11am to 4pm. The facility is handicapped accessible. Donations welcome. For more information, call (845) 339-0720 or visit the website www.friendsofhistorickingston.org.

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Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery

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

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

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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! The house is open Tuesday through Friday 9am to 4:30pm and Saturdays from 9am to 3pm from May 25, 2019 through August 31, 2019, and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm from September 7, 2019 through November 23, 2019 or by appointment. 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

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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 April 24 thru October Wed thru Sat 10am to 5pm and Sun 1pm to 5pm plus special events during and after season. (845) 338-2786. Contact Thomas.Kernan@parks.ny.gov or

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 to the public Mon.-Fri. 9am to 4:45pm. With certain access restrictions.

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Volunteer Firemen’s Hall & Museum 265 FAIR 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

Museum Hours: April – June 1st Friday 11am to 3pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm June 5th – October 26th — Wednesday – Friday 11am to 3pm and Saturday 10am to 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) 443-3905

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The Ulster County Courthouse

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Ulster County Courthouse

A “Little Gem of a Museum” housed in the 1857 Wiltwyck Fire House. A child friendly and family educational museum.

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ften referred to as the “heart” of Kingston, Midtown is home to the City’s essential civic, educational and recreational facilities, including historic City Hall, regional hospitals, the Kingston Library, the Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster, Kingston High School, the YMCA, the Center for Creative Education, and the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center. The growing Midtown Arts District (www.madkingston.org) includes a wide

The Kingston Library

array of galleries, music venues, tech hubs, and unique boutique manufacturing businesses. Midtown features a large concentration of former 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 beautiful and renowned Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC), a 1,510seat theater on Broadway which offers stellar programming.

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MIDTOWN

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MIDTOWN Places to visit

The Lace Mill

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Places to Visit

MIDTOWN City Hall 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 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 Hudson Valley. Owned and managed by the Bardavon, it regularly presents a diverse line-up 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 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

Make Your Day with a Ball of Clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio! Pottery wheel & handbuilding classes, open studio membership, parties, & private lessons. Bring the kids (all ages) 1st & 3rd Saturdays to Kingston Clay Day 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

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Specialty Coffee Roastery & Coffee Bar Specialty Coffee & Teas • Espresso Cappuccino • Latte• Frosts • Pastries Coffee & Tea Accessories

478 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 Phone: (845) 331-4598 Fax: (845) 331-5751 www.monkeyjoe.com

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Places to visit DOWNTOWN

Downtown Kingston at Dusk

“Downtown” – The Historic

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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.

At the Kingston Marina, visitors can book scenic boat trips on the beautiful Hudson River and view the Rondout Lighthouse. 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

2019 Tour dates: Last Saturday of the Month: May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28, and October 26. 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 1pm.

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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A FAMILY RIDE INTO HISTORY May through Halloween Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 12 noon until 5 PM

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Select Friday and Saturday evening trips. Check us on Facebook for dates and times.

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Places to Visit in

THE RONDOUT 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 to 5pm, and Sat. & Sun. 11am to 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, 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 Wooden Boat School & 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. 2019 exhibit focuses on the environmental activism on the Hudson River. Also the Erie Canal and D&H

Hudson River Maritime Museum

Canal, boat building, model making, cement caves and kilns of Kingston, and rowing. Regular season open 11am to 5pm daily from April 20 until November 24. Winter season from December until April, Th, Fri, Sat, Sun from 11am to 5pm. (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 Saturday, April 27th through Sunday, October 27th, 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) 3313399 or www.tmny.org The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History 99-101 BROADWAY Open May 4, 2019, Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5pm. For more information on tours and programs visit: www.rehercenter.org The Reher Center is an historic bakery, now a cultural center that preserves and presents local stories with universal appeal about immigration, community, work and bread. Join us to explore the retail bakery where a family of Jewish bakers served Kington’s diverse immigrant and working-class Rondout neighborhood for 80 years. On June 2nd we’ll host our seventh annual Kingston Multicultural Festival in T.R Gallo Park, a family friendly

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event featuring food, music dance, games and crafts provided by local cultural organizations. For updates on current program and our bakery restoration, follow us on Instagram@ ReherCenter or on facebook at www.facebook.

Kingston Point Beachamenities include: Pavilion (Available for Rental); Seasonal Bathrooms; Picnic Area; Volleyball Courts; Playground; Guided Kayak Tours (Seasonal); Hudson River Swimming (Lifeguards Seasonal); Bird watching.

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Rotary Park at Kingston Pointamenities include: Pavilion (Available for Rental); Seasonal Bathrooms; Picnic Area; Softball Fields; BMXTrack; Nature Trails; Trolley Landing; Bird watching. Hours: Dawn to dusk.

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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 anamusement 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.

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.

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PLACES TO STAY Bed & Breakfasts The Forsyth B&B Chic lodging and intimate events. 85 Abeel St. Kingston, NY 12401. (845) 481-9148

Kingston

PLACES TO STAY

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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.

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Schwartz’s Inn 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

Hotels & Motels Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center 503 Washington Ave., Kingston, NY 12401. 212 Rooms, Open 24 hours, Conference space, Indoor Pool, Restaurant on site, Free WiFi Access (845) 338-0400 Courtyard by Marriott 500 Frank Sottile Blvd., Kingston, NY 12401. 89 Rooms, Conference space, Gym, Indoor Pool, Free WiFi Access (845) 382-2300 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

Holiday Inn Express 1835 Ulster Ave, Lake Katrine, NY 12449. Breakfast included, Microwave and Fridge in each room, Heated Indoor Pool, Free WiFi Access. (845) 336-6200 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. Located near the Hudson Valley, with full kitchens offered in each suite providing guests the ability to cook their own meals while on the road. 24/7 gym & an indoor pool, plus free breakfast. (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

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.

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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

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Artist Mark Hogancamp

A Kingston resident, Mark was the subject of Jeff Malmberg’s critically acclaimed documentary Marwencol in 2010. A feature film based on Hogancamp’s life and work, Welcome to Marwen, was released December 21, 2018. Mark's photos can been seen at One Mile Gallery at 475 Abeel St., Kingston.

ART GALLERIES & VENUES A.I.R. Studio Gallery 71 O’Neil Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 331-2662 www.AirStudioGallery.com

Art Riot 36 John Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 331-2421 www.theartriot.org

The ARTBAR Gallery 674 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 430-4893 or (845) 338-2789 (Artz) www.artbargallery.com

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The Gallery at R&F 84 Ten Broeck Ave., Kingston, NY 12401 (800) 206-8088 www.rfpaints.com

Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery Located at the corner of Wall & Main St. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

Green Kill Gallery 229 Greenkill Ave, Kingston, NY 12401 www.greenkill.org

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On the Hill Antiques at Skilly Pot 41 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 338-6779 One Mile Gallery 475 Abeel Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 338-2035 www.onemilegallery.com

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StoneStyling Workshop & Trestle Gallery 440 Abeel St, Kingston, NY 12401 Phone: (845) 399-0979 The Yoga House 57B Crown Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 706-YOGA www.theyogahouse.com

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THEATERS Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) 601 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 339-6088 www.upac.org

Backstage Studio Production (BSP) 323 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 338-8700 www.bspkingston.com

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

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

Ulster Ballet Company (Performances at UPAC) (845) 246-4316 www.ulsterballet.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 (andamtrak) is located at 41 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. (800) 872-7245 (800-USA-RAIL) www.mta.info/mnr

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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

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2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS APRIL EVENTS April 3 Reading to Lola. Wednesdays 4pm to 5pm, in the Children’s Library. Children ages 5 to 8 are welcome to meet and read to gentle, friendly Lola, a certified therapy dog who adores stories and people, at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street,pm Free. April 4 Rainbow Fish 10:30am – UPAC Grades: PreK – 2nd. Mermaid Theatre of

Nova Scotia presents an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colorful story as well as two of the author’s companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, NY. (845) 339-6088 or 800745-3000. www.upac.org. April 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 “Murder on Agatha Christie murder mystery, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. performance at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street, (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org.

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April 6, 20 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio between

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

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

April 6 Sugaring Off: 18th Century Style at Senate House State Historic Site. Demonstrations of boiling maple

sap to syrup, hearthside cooking, making jackwax candy, hewing a log into a trough,

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April 10 Lecture: "Life and Death of the Kingston Post Office". 7pm to 8:30pm. 86 Rondout Landing. The demolition of the architecturally unique 1907 Kingston Post Office in 1970 was a turning point for historic preservation in Kingston. In this discussion of the history of both the post office itself and its subsequent destruction, filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss will present rare photographs and historic postcards about the “life” and “death” of this iconic building. Book signing to follow. $5/person, HRMM Members FREE. Register online: http://www.hrmm.org/events.html April 13 I’m from the Sun: The Gustafer Yellowgold Story. 10:30am to 11:30am This

lively music by Mark Rust 296 Fair Street, 11am to 3pm. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@parks. ny.gov or www.nysparks.com April 6 Celebrating Pete Seeger and the Great American Folk Song Revival. 2pm to 3pm Join local musician Caroline Doctorow for a celebration of the life and legacy of Pete Seeger. Doctorow and her band will perform his songs; songs by those he influenced; and also songs by his mentor Woody Guthrie.

month, our Super Saturday Performance Series for elementary school age children features Morgan Taylor and “I’m from the Sun: The Gustafer Yellowgold Story.” The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series for elementaryschool-age children is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc. and Stewart’s Foundation. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org April 11 Angelique Kidjo’s Remain In Light at UPAC. Global pop star and 3-time Grammy

winner Angélique Kidjo has partnered with 2015 Grammy producer of the year Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce) for a full circle reimagining of Talking Heads’ 1980

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April 12 Whose Live Anyway? At UPAC. With Drew Carey, Jeff B. Davis, Joel Murray and Greg Proops. It’s like the TV show Whose Line Anyway, only it’s Whose LIVE Anyway. Enjoy a completely improvised 90-minute show of games, scenes and songs that will tickle not only your funny bone, but every bone in your body. Bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! 8pm at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000. www.upac.org April 14

Museum Mates: A Cleaner Hudson River. 1pm to 3pm. Hudson River

Maritime Museum 86 Rondout Landing.

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landmark album Remain in Light. The original album, considered to be one of the greatest albums of that decade, was influenced by music from West Africa, notably Fela Kuti’s afrobeat. This remarkable new collaboration is a radical statement and positions the Benin-born artist as she’s never been heard before. 7:30pm at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000. www.upac.org

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April 24 Lecture: Building the Clearwater – "50 Years Later: A History of the Building of the Sloop Clearwater". 7pm to 8:30pm 86

to food and travel. We will also talk about the massive Hudson River clean-up and what can be done to keep it clean. This event is geared toward children ages 5 to 12 years old Free for Household Members and above; $5 for General Registration – includes museum admission. *This price is per child/ Adults are free**Adults must register too* Snacks will be provided! http://www.hrmm.org/events.html

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

Rondout Landing. The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater was launched in South Bristol, Maine on May 17, 1969. The dream began in 1964 with folksinger and activist Pete Seeger, who longed to recreate the iconic Hudson River sloop and get it sailing on the Hudson again. In this talk, Betsy Garthwaite, past President of the Board of Directors for Clearwater and a former captain, will recount the story of the construction of the sloop, from the laying of the keel in October of 1968 to her launching in May of '69. Designed by naval architect Cyrus Hamlin and brought to live by the Harvey Gamage Shipyard in South Bristol – one of the last remaining wooden boat building shipyards at that time – the replica sloop that would come to be called Clearwater was born. 7pm | Wooden Boat School Classroom | $5/person, HRMM Members FREE. Register online: http://www.hrmm.org/events.html

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April 26 Film: The Last Waltz (1978) at UPAC. “It started as a concert. It became a

April 26-28 Hudson Valley Tango Festival. Immerse yourself in 3 full days of Argentine celebration. Now it’s a legend.” The Band’s Tango music, dance and Culture. This is a “farewell concert appearance” filmed by Martin three-day weekend for "tangonatics", Scorsese at the Winterland Ballroom in San enthusiastic dancers and brave new comers. Francisco on Thanksgiving Day 1976. The The 3rd Hudson Valley Tango Festival will Band (Garth Hudson, Levon Helm, Rick take place on April 26 to 28, 2019 at the Danko, Richard Manuel, and Robbie Senate Garage and Upstairs at BSP, both Robertson) was joined by more than a dozen located in the Stockade District of the Historic special guests, including Bob Dylan, Eric Kingston NY, first capital of New York state. Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, Muddy This year Dojo Dance Company, directed by Freshly-crafted Freshly-crafted gifts gifts and David Salvatierra, from Waters, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Van Maia Martínez Morrison, Bobby Charles, Dr. John, Paul Argentina, joined forces with Center for Butterfield, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Creative Education and its director, Drew Joni Mitchell, and The Staple Singers. At UPAC, Andrews, to make the Festival not only bigger 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339but 18! more meaningful and accessible to the Father’s Father’sDay DayisisJune June 18! 6088 or (800) 745-3000. entire community. The Festival offers dance www.upac.org performances, Milongas (social dances), Live music and over 20 workshops from

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April 28 Litvakus, Ulster Chamber Music Series. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 104

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April 28 Kiwanis Kingston Classic. The Kiwanis Club of Kingston is proud to welcome you back to the 37th Annual Kiwanis Kingston Classic. Once again Kiwanis will host the all new Classic bringing the run back to the Kingston Community as a family fun day run. This year’s event will be held completely in the Rondout section of Kingston. There will be a 10K, 5K and a 1.5 mile walk/run along the scenic Rondout Creek. Join fellow runners for fun, camaraderie, a great course and a great post-race party which will be held at the Ole Savannah on the creek complete with food, beer and music. There are other special items that are still in the works with the planning committee. The 10K starts at 10am and the 5K and 1.5 mile run starts at 10:30am. Post-race party and awards ceremony will immediately follow the race.A 10K Mayors Cup team challenge category is also available for groups and organizations. Teams can compete for a 10K Mayors Cup team challenge category for the

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fastest 5 runners and a Participation Trophy will be given to the team with the most runners in a combination of all the races. All groups and organizations are encouraged to compete. www.kiwaniskingstonclassic.com.

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

May 4

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

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

May 4 Garden Party. 9am to 2pm. Fundraiser for the Ulster County SPCA at the shelter, 20 Wiedy Rd, Kingston. For details, visit www.ucspca.org May 4 – June 9 Two-hour sightseeing tours aboard Rip Van Winkle. Rondout Landing at waterfront. Sat and Sun. and special holiday cruise departure at 2:30pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com

May 4 Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour. 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org www.rupco.org/Building-for-Everyone

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May 4 Kingston Clean Sweep/ Love Your Park Day. 9am to 12pm, join community

members and the Friends of Historic Kingston for a city-wide day of cleaning! Volunteer to help pick up debris in a park or sweep along the Broadway corridor. A fun day for the whole family for a great cause! Come help keep our city looking its best! Visit kingstonparksandrec. org for more information & registration.

May 4 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1pm. Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register. May 4, 18 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio. Between 2pm and 4pm on 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month. Learn the basics of hand-building and try out the wheel with some assistance. Use basic techniques of throwing, pinching, coiling, slipping and

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he City of Kingston is proud of its storied history, represented by the many unique architecture styles and landmarked buildings, some dating back to the 17th Century. As our City grows, we are focused on the revitalization of some of Kingston’s languishing treasures to house new initiatives and exciting ventures. Many of these architectural gems have been lovingly restored through creative adaptive reuse efforts. These adaptive reuse spaces are a way for us to cherish our past and move stridently into the future.

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uilt in 1903, the US Lace Curtain Mill was a major employer through much of the 20th century. In recent years, though, it had been boarded up and mostly abandoned. In 2013, the centuryold factory was bought by RUPCO, Inc, and was reconstructed into 50+ affordable apartments meant for artists in midtown Kingston. In addition to rental housing, The Lace Mill complex includes artist studios and eight gallery spaces open to the public, and has quickly become a center of

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air pavilion has housed everything from flea markets to a Bob Dylan performance, and nearby glamping tents bring visitors from all over the region. Future designs include a hotel, spa, swimming pools, tennis courts, a marina, and boathouse. The historic Hutton Brickyards is a serene escape with a stunning view of the majestic Hudson River.

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

May 11 Preparing For a New Year. Planting an 18th century inspired vegetable and herb garden, demonstrations of sheep shearing, spinning and weaving demonstrations, hearthside cooking, activities and games for kids. 18th century-style magic show by “Levram the Great: The Colonial Conjurer” at Senate House Museum, 296 Fair Street, 11am

to 3pm. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@parks. ny.gov or www.nysparks.com May 11 Live Hawks and Owls with Wild Mountain Birds. 1pm to 2pm This month, our Super Saturday Performance Series for elementary school age children features Live Hawks and Owls with Wild Mountain Birds. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series for elementary-school-age children is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc. and Stewart’s Foundation. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 3310507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org May 11 Kingston Earth Fair and Expo. The 7th Annual Sustainability Fair will be held from 10am to 4pm at the Forsyth Nature Center. This event features a variety of sustainability and “green” initiatives and resources for the community. This event is

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free and will include food, music, yoga classes, book readings, electric vehicles, a bike ride and more. See www.kingston-ny.gov/ EarthExpo for full details. May 11 Love Your Park Community Bike Ride. Grab your bikes and join us for this free event! We will enjoy the day cycling through our city parks! Rides for every skill level. 8:30am 15mile Ride through Kingston Parks. 10am Bike Rodeo. 11:30am 3-mile Bike Ride Along the Waterfront. 845-481-7330.

May 15 Reading to Lola. Wednesdays 4pm to 5pm, in the Children’s Library. Children ages 5 to 8 are welcome to meet and read to gentle, friendly Lola, a certified therapy dog who adores stories and people, at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Free. May 18 Relay for Life at Dietz Stadium. Raising money for local cancer treatment, research, education and awareness. 11am to midnight. www.relayforlife.org May 18 CCE’s Annual Recital – “We Rise”. 6pm to 8:30pm. An exciting night of dance, drumming, music and spoken word in support of youth arts education programs! Kingston High School Auditorium 403 Broadway, Kingston, NY. Adults $15 / Students $10 May 18 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1pm. 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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May 22 Lecture: “Maurice Hinchey and the New Consciousness in Environmental Thinking in New York”. 7pm. Author and

historian Vernon Benjamin got to know thenAssemblyman Maurice D. Hinchey by serving as a legislative aide in his office from 1982-92. The final chapter of Benjamin’s book, The

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History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times, “The New Consciousness,” places Maurice Hinchey’s 18year tenure as a New York State Assemblyman as a seminal part in the rise of environmentalism in New York. Hinchey would go on to become the Congressional Representative for District 19 for another 20 years. Governor Andrew Cuomo once hailed him as the “environmental

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

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

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June 1 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1pm. Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register. June 1 Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour. 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

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community. This family-friendly event features music, dance, food, and children’s activities. The Festival takes place in T. R. Gallo Park, Noon to 5pm. Free.

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

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

June 8 Kingston Paddle Fest. Kingston Point Beach will be hosting the Hudson River’s largest Kayak and Paddle Sports Festival! Join Kenco Outfitters & the City of Kingston for this exciting event which is sure to prepare you for a summer full of kayaking. Come for a kayak instruction, nature tours and boat demos. Suggested $10 donation. June 12 – June 30 Two-hour sightseeing tours aboard Rip Van Winkle. Rondout Landing at waterfront. Wed to Sun departure at

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

June 2 7th Annual Kingston Multicultural Festival. The Kingston Multicultural Festival brings together many of Kingston’s ethnic cultures to celebrate the richness of our

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June 15 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1pm. 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 to 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 15 Good Morning Paddle. 9:30am to 11:30am. Guided kayak tour along the scenic Kingston waterfront. See eagles, osprey, turtles & much more! Tours launch from Kingston Point Beach. June 21 9th Annual Let’s Move! Ulster Health and Wellness Fair. 5 to 7pm. FREE. T.R. Gallo Park 1 Broadway, Kingston, NY. Vendors & sponsors wanting to donate to youths arts education programs visit: http://cce4me.org/

June 22: Maritime Festival featuring the Antique and Classic Boat Show and the National Boat Building Challenge. Join the

Hudson River Maritime Museum in welcoming the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the National Boat Building Challenge to Kingston! Museum docks will feature antique and classic boats, with a parade in the afternoon. Teams from across the country will compete to see who can build a wooden boat in under four hours. Maritime craft vendors, kids’ activities, sailing and rowing demos, and more! June 22 Children’s Summer Reading Program Opening Party. 1pm to 3:30pm The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY.. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

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June 23 Tour de Kingston. Bike ride distance for all level of riders. Family Fun Ride. Starts at Dietz Stadium, 170 North Front St., Kingston 9am to 2pm. (845) 943-6091 x3102 or June 27 Children’s Summer Reading Program. 2pm to 3pm – The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org June 28 DJ Dance Cruise with DJ Eddie Parker aboard Rip Van Winkle. Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm to return at 9:30pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com

June 29 Good Morning Paddle. 9:30am to 11:30am. Guided kayak tour along the scenic Kingston waterfront. See eagles, osprey, turtles & much more! Tours launch from Kingston Point Beach. June 29 Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour. 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

June 29 Kayaking 101. Learn the basics of kayaking, including kayaking maneuvers & water safety. If time allows, there will be a guided tour on the river! Tours launch from Kingston Point Beach 9:30–11:30am June 29 Let Freedom Ring: Celebrating America’s Independence. Let Freedom

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

JULY EVENTS July 2 – August 31 Two-hour sightseeing tours aboard Rip Van Winkle. Rondout

Landing at waterfront. Mon. departure – 2:30pm, Tues. through Sunday – departures at 11:30am and 2:30pm, Sat additional departure at 5:30pm (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com

July 4 Fireworks Cruise aboard Rip Van Winkle. Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm to return at 9:30pm. (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/

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July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 David LindsayAbaire’s “Ripcord”, Comedy. Produced by

special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. performance at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street. (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org

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

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

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

July 10 – Aug. 28 Wednesdays Chess Club. 10am to 11am Learn and practice the game of chess as part of the Children’s Library’s Summer Reading Program. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

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Children’s Summer Reading Program. 2pm to 4:30pm The theme of this

year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org July 12 Annual Children’s Day Parade. Kingston’s annual “Children’s Day Parade” is a great community event that celebrates the summer season! Hundreds of children from local youth organizations, schools & summer camp programs will create floats for the parade. Participation is free! Contact the Parks & Recreation Department for more details at (845) 481-7330. July 12 Live Music Cruise with Soul City Band aboard Rip Van Winkle. Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7pm to return at 9:30pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

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

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

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July 18 Children’s Summer Reading Program. 2pm to 3pm. The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org July 20 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1pm. Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register. July 25 Children’s Summer Reading Program. 2pm to 4pm The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

August 2 5th Annual Celebration of the Arts. Presented by Kingston Midtown Arts

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

August 3 Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour. 1pm departure. (845) 3390720. www.fohk.org August 3 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1pm. Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register. August 3 24th Annual March of Champions. 7pm Drum and Bugle competition, proceeds to

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

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

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

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

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benefit the Children’s Home of Kingston, Dietz Stadium, Kingston, NY – see website for details www.chkingston.org. August 3 1st Saturday Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5pm to 9pm. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, arts & cultural activities and so much more. Printed maps available at Kingston galleries and other exhibition venues. For information and a printable map: https://madkingston.org/map/

August 3, 17 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio. Between 2pm

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

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

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

August 8 Children’s Summer Reading Program. 2pm to 3pm The theme of this

year’s Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Join the Children’s Library for crafts, fun, performances and more! Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

August 9 Live Music Cruise with Thunder Ridge aboard Rip Van Winkle. Rondout

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

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August 15 Children’s Summer Reading Program Closing Party. 2pm to 5pm. The

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

August 17 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1pm. Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime

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by a fire engine parade to Spring Lake Fire House. An event not to be missed, the muster is one of the Annual Fund Raisers and events OVERHEAD DOORS INC. for the Volunteer Fireman’s Hall & Museum. More than 20 antique, vintage, and new fire Sales• • Service • Installation • trucks will be on display with the Museum’s two antique fire trucks, an 1845 hand pumper, CUSTOM BUILT DOORS • BROKEN SPRING SPECIALIS CUSTOM BUILT DOORS and two parade carriages. Tour this “little gem of a museum” at the Fire Engine Muster BROKEN SPRING SPECIALIST & Open House or during regular museum hours. First floor is handicap accessible. For more information find us on the web at:

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August 23 DJ Dance Cruise with DJ AJ aboard Rip Van Winkle. Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7pm to return at 9:30pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 8437472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com

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

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

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

August 24 Good Morning Paddle. 9:30 to 11:30am. Guided kayak tour along the scenic Kingston waterfront. See eagles, osprey, turtles & much more! Tours launch from Kingston Point Beach. August 31 Rondout National Historic District WalkTour. 1pm departure. (845) 3390720 www.fohk.org

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

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about the first-responders and emergency management personnel who help us every day. Kids’ activities, and demos. See the John J. Harvey fireboat and learn how its crew assisted recovery and rescue efforts on September 11, 2001. September 14 Mr. Twisty’s Super Silly Magic Show. 10:30am to 11:30am This month, our Super Saturday Performance Series for elementary school age children features Mr. Twisty’s Super Silly Magic Show. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series for elementary-school-age children is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc. and Stewart’s Foundation. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 3310507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

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

September 21 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1pm. Join us for a walk along Rondout Creek as we discuss the industrial and maritime heritage of the Rondout. Tour meets in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. $7 for HRMM members (Household & above), $10 for non-members. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Visit www.hrmm.org to register. September 21 & 22 Artwalk Kingston. Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 5pm. Art Walk Kingston is a celebration of the arts and the local community. Over the course of two days, visitors and local residents are invited to explore three distinct areas of the city of Kingston and immerse themselves in a range of art and events. Paintings, photographs and sculptures are just some of the mediums that will be on display at home studios and galleries. During the 2018 studio tour over 130 artists were on display at more than 60 locations throughout the city making this event the largest open studio tour in the Hudson River Valley. Whether you have a few hours or a full day, the event weekend will offer a broad range of art and activities. For more information visit us online at: artwalkkingston.com or facebook. com/artwalkkingston. Email us at: info@ artwalkkingston.com

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September 28 Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour. 1pm departure. (845) 3390720 www.fohk.org

OCTOBER EVENTS October 1 – October 27 Two-hour sightseeing tours aboard Rip Van Winkle.

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

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

October 11, 12, 13 10th annual O+ Festival. 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 info@opositivefestival.org or EXPO+.

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October 13 17th Annual Forsyth Nature Center Fall Festival. 11am to 4pm. Friends of

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

October 12 & 13 18th Century Autumn

Festival Demonstrations of meat smoking, hearthside cooking. Hands-on activities of

pressing apples into cider, dipping candles, 18th century toys and games, reenactors depicting 18th century camp life. Senate House Museum, 296 Fair Street, 11am-3pm. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@parks.ny.gov or www.nysparks. com

October 12 Spooky But Not Too Scary Stories. 10:30am to 11:30am This month, our

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World left behind to die. Navigate the treacherous canals while trying to avoid the fate of the HOGGEE. Will you risk fishing with ghastly, Ronald Conine, or have the same fate as Mrs. Murdock's husband? Can you make it through the museum without becoming trapped for eternity? One mistake could very well be your last. At each location, visitors complete challenges tasked by the spirits in an effort to escape the haunted museum. Prizes will be awarded to those who complete all of the tests. http://www.hrmm.org/events.html. This event is geared toward children ages 5 to 12 years old. Free for Household Members and above; $5 for General Registration includes museum admission. *This price is per child/ Adults are free* Snacks will be provided!

October 19 Rondout Waterfront Walking Tour. 1pm. 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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Super Saturday Performance Series for elementary school age children features “Spooky But Not Too Scary Stories” with Jonathan Kruk. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series for elementary-schoolage children is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc. and Stewart’s Foundation. Super Saturdays Performance Series at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org October 18 Live Music Cruise with Thunder Ridge aboard Rip Van Winkle. Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm to return at 9:30pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472.

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Hudson River Maritime Museum – Museum Mates: A Haunted Museum. 1pm to 3pm. 50 Rondout Landing.

The Hudson River Maritime Museum will provide interactive programming throughout the gallery spaces and visitors will interact with spooky spirits from the river's past. Hear the woeful tale of explorers marooned in the New

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

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

November 2, 16 Come play with clay at Kingston Ceramics Studio. Between 2pm and 4pm on 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month. Learn the basics of hand-building and try out the wheel with some assistance. Use basic techniques of throwing, pinching, coiling, slipping and scoring to make a project from

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November 3 Kaaterskill Postcard Club Fall Postcard Show. At Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, 9am to 4pm. $4.00 admission. (845) 901-3902 or (845) 383-0061 November 7 Fall For Art at The Chateau. 240 Boulevard, Kingston. 5 to 8pm, Fall for Art, a juried art show, sale and cocktail reception that features more than 25 of the Hudson Valley’s most gifted artists. Hosted by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, the event supports area human service organizations and “Celebrating 40 years of community service!” Tickets $50 in advance, $55 at the door and will be available in October at the Federation office at One Albany Ave., Suite G-10, Kingston. For information, call (845) 338-8131. www.fallforart.org

November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 Performance

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

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

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greet children wishing to meet the jolly old elf and his wife. The festival’s main stage, located on Wall Street, will have free performances beginning promptly after the lighting of the Christmas tree. Entertainers include local dancers, clowns, fire jugglers, ice sculptors, accordion performers, face painters and much more. Under the canopy, many shops and businesses will be joining the festivities offering crafts, hot chocolate, cookies and even a photo booth to capture your holiday memories with family and friends. At the conclusion of the evening KUBA will present shiny new bicycles to the winners of the annual holiday bike raffle. The Snowflake Festival is hosted in collaboration with the Senate House Festival of Lights. On the historic Senate House grounds, along with Santa, a new Carousel of Lights will shine up the night. Additionally, a special holiday tent will feature family-friendly holiday movies, cider and treats. Chestnuts roasting over an open fire will be served while you wait to climb aboard a special horse drawn carriage to tour the streets of Uptown. Step in out of the

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cold, to visit the Volunteer Fireman’s Hall & Museum to enjoy their signature snowflake cookies and learn about Kingston’s historic Fireman’s heritage. Be sure to make your reservations early for one of the many Uptown restaurants after a fun evening of holiday cheer. For more information visit: http:// www.hrmm.org/events.html, or contact Julie Jordan by email: Julie@herzogs.com for more information. December 7 1st Saturday Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5pm to 9pm. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, arts & cultural activities and so much more. Printed maps available at Kingston galleries and other exhibition venues. For information and a printable map: https://madkingston.org/ map/

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

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December 15 Museum Mates: Holidays on the Rondout. Hudson River Maritime

Museum. 50 Rondout Landing 1pm to 3pm Learn about the first Dutch settlers of the Rondout/Kingston area and the German and Irish immigrants that helped build the Delaware and Hudson Canal in the early 1800s. We will explore how the holidays are celebrated in the Netherlands, Germany and Ireland then hold a holiday party! This event is geared toward children ages 5 to 12 years old Free for Household Members and above; $5 for General Registration includes museum admission. *This price is per child/ Adults are free* *Adults must register too* Snacks will be provided! www.hrmm.org/events.

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

SEASONAL AND ONGOING EVENTS AT THE KINGSTON LIBRARY 55 Franklin Street, (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org: YOGA AT THE LIBRARY

Mondays 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Start your week off with this introductory yoga workshop every Monday with local instructor Christina ByronSteen. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Free. CLASSICS IN RELIGION

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

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

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

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KINGSTON LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

Third Friday of the Month 12:30pm to 1:30pm. The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com. CHILDREN'S STORY HOURS

Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30am. Toddler Time Tuesday (18 mos. to 3 years) and Preschool Wednesday (3 years to 5 years) followed by crafts and music. www.kingstonlibrary.org ADULT CRAFT NIGHT

One Wednesday a month, 6pm to 7:30pm. Join us one Wednesday a month (typically the third

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Third Friday, 4pm to 5pm. The Teen Advisory Group works with the library to create fun and interesting programs; advise the library on what materials to buy; and speak out for the library. Input from the group was instrumental in the design and setup of the new Teen Room. If you’re between the ages of 12 and 19, this is your chance to hang out and tell us what to do! The Kingston Farmers’ Market. Come explore the beauty of the region and sample the bounty of the Hudson Valley harvest in our grower/producer market. Saturdays (rain or shine), 9am to 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

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The Kingston Winter Market. Up to 20 vendors offer items such as bread & baked goods, fresh fish, meat & eggs, fruits & vegetables, gourmet peanut butter, local wine, honey, and so much more. Every other Saturday of each month from 10am to 2pm, December thru April (note – April 13 is first April Market) Located in Bethany Hall, Old Dutch Church, at 272 Wall St. info@kingstonfarmersmarket.org or www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org First Saturday. Opening Night Gallery. Receptions/events throughout the year on the first Saturday of every month include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, historical reenactments, arts & cultural activities and so much more. For information and complete listing of events visit: https://madkingston.org/1st-saturdaykingston/map/

Discover local artists at the Arts Society of Kingston

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Wednesday) to create one-of-a-kind crafts with Margaret Britton, a Kingston Library clerk and local artisan.

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City of Kingston PARKS & RECREATION

Home of the region’s premier parks system

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

trolley landing, and a new dog park. It’s also a great place to cast a line! Dietz Stadium The stadium is the home field of the Kingston High School Tigers football team, as well as the district’s field hockey, track and lacrosse teams. It often hosts regional and state football playoffs. The stadium is also home to the Stockade FC, a new men’s semi-professional soccer club. The Dietz facility includes a 400-meter track and a regulation-size football field turf. Available for public use when special events are not in session. Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship The City of Kingston takes sustainability seriously. You will see composting bathroom facilities at all of our larger park complexes, new Electric Vehicle Charging Stations around the City, solar panels at the Forsyth Nature Center and an effort to make sure that the City of Kingston’s operations are as green as possible. Photo provided by Kingston Parks & Recreation

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.

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KINGSTON’S EXPANDING RAIL TRAILS

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he City of Kingston takes pride in its greenspaces and initiatives to promote a stronger community through healthy families and improved quality of life. One such initiative is the Kingston Greenline, a system of trails, linear parks and complete streets for pedestrians and cyclists. The Greenline serves as a hub for popular regional trails like the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and O&W Rail Trail, and the Hudson River Valley Greenway trails. It will also be part of the future Empire State Trail, which is expected to be completed by 2020. The Kingston Greenline is the nexus, connecting trail users to Ulster County’s mountains, valleys and rivers and to the City of Kingston’s growing arts and cultural scene. As the three Greenline feeders converge in Midtown, linear parks and urban rail trails will give way to complete streets, bike lanes and public plazas. Photos courtesy of Kingston Land Trust

Linear Park (Midtown to Uptown) A greenspace and pedestrian/bicycle trail, which provides access currently from Midtown at Downs Street to the Kingston Plaza in Uptown. The trail’s next phase will include increased neighborhood access, landscaping and other amenities. Kingston Point Rail Trail (Midtown to Waterfront) Beginning at East Chester St. in Midtown, this path carries travelers to the Waterfront, where it winds along the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s trolley tracks and Rondout Creek with beautiful views of the Hudson River and the Kingston Lighthouse. From the Waterfront, start at the Ravine and Abeel St. entrance of the Promenade to extend your walk. The Kingston Greenline is a joint initiative between Ulster County, Kingston Land Trust, and the City of Kingston.

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STAY INDULGENT The Holiday Inn Express is a new modern hotel which offers many amenities. We provide a complimentary breakfast which includes a very cool pancake maker that everyone will enjoy! Each room is equipped with a safe, a refrigerator, a microwave and a Keurig coffee maker. The hotel has an indoor pool, a fitness facility, a business bar and free will. Our Sterling meeting Room accommodates 67 people and is available for rental for meetings, training or private parties. We also feature a lovely patio with a fire pit which is conveniently located off of the breakfast area and meeting room. • 101 Guest Rooms Suites Hotels • Complimentary WiFi • Complimentary Breakfast • Beautiful Indoor Pool

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Kingston, NY Visitors Guide 2019  

The official Visitor's Guide for the City of Kingston, a full-color booklet with all the information you'll need to plan your trip to Kingst...

Kingston, NY Visitors Guide 2019  

The official Visitor's Guide for the City of Kingston, a full-color booklet with all the information you'll need to plan your trip to Kingst...