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KINGSTON, NY As Mayor of Kingston, it gives me great pleasure 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 majestic 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 newly established 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. From fine dining to charming cafes, upscale galleries to public murals, world renowned performers to up and coming bands, there’s something for everyone here in Kingston. 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.................................................................. 2 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 2017............................................................... 26 Map of Kingston............................................................................ 38 The Burning of Kingston................................................................ 68 Parks & Recreation........................................................................ 70

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KINGSTON

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Founded in 1652, Kingston is a city steeped in history. Kingston is actually the hybrid of two communities, the towns of Wiltwyck and Rondout, who later joined together under the banner of “Kingston.” In 1777, the colonists drafted what would be known as the New York State Constitution and established Kingston as the first state capital. All too swiftly, 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. Now, well over 360 years later, Kingston is still producing speciality offerings unique to our area and sought after by national and international visitors and businesses. 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 newly established 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. The result of the influx of artists in Kingston has been the organic growth of a thriving and sustainable economy based on small businesses and the diverse backgrounds of all who call Kingston home. Welcome to Kingston! 7


Kingston’s Uptown neighborhood is where visitors will find many fine examples of America’s early colonial history. The first permanent settlement was built in 1652. Governor Stuyvesant ordered the original stockade built in 1658 to protect the early settlers from local Indian attacks. Originally called Wiltwyck, Uptown Kingston is the largest remaining example of early Dutch settlement in New York State. In 1777, Uptown Kingston’s Senate House is where the first capital of New York was established, and visitors can explore many historic sites and museums that represent that era.

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DISTRICT WALKING TOUR 2017 Tour dates: First Saturday of the Month, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, and October 7. 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 ProvincialGovernor Peter Stuyvesant in 1658. View a large cluster of native limestone houses built by descendants of the

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Uptown Kingston today is a thriving neighborhood with many shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, music venues, farmers’ markets, festivals and more. Though abundant public parking is available, the area is best enjoyed on foot. 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, NeoClassical, Art Deco and Contemporary.

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. 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) 3390720. www.fohk.org

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PLACES TO VISIT UPTOWN

“Uptown” – The Historic STOCKADE DISTRICT


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 Labor Day) Mon.Fri. 7am-7pm, weekends and holidays 9am-5pm. (845) 339-3053. www.forsythnaturecenter.org

The Fred J. Johnston House Museum

CORNER OF WALL AND MAIN STREETS

Friends of Historic Kingston. Johnston House Tour – Guided historic house tour, c.1812 Federal-style 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. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org.

Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery

CORNER OF WALL AND MAIN STREETS

The 2017 Exhibit “Friends of Historic Kingston Treasures” May through end of October on Fridays and Saturdays, 11am4pm. The facility is handicapped accessible. Donations. For more information, call (845) 339-0720 or visit the website www.fohk.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! Opening in June 2016, County Clerk Nina Postupack is excited to announce the installation of a new, 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 9


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 28, 2016 through September 3, 2016. Then Saturdays from 10am to 2pm from September 10, 2016 through November 19, 2016. 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. www.ulstercountyny.gov/ countyclerk/persenhouse.html

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) 338-2786. 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

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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 to the public Mon.-Fri. 9am-4:30pm. with certain access restrictions. www.nps.gov/nr/travel/kingston/k7.htm

Volunteer Firemen’s Hall & Museum 265 FAIR STREET

A “Little Gem of a Museum” housed in the 1857 Wiltwyck Fire House. Display of fire engines & firemanic artifacts. Open, April Through October-Fridays 11am-3pm Saturdays 10am-4pm. Also open, June Through August. Wednesdays & Thursdays 11am-3pm. (845) 331-0866 and find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ volunteerfiremansmuseum.ofkingston. For group and school tours call (845) 443-3905.

The Caboose Visitors Center WASHINGTON AVENUE

The red ‘Caboose’ is located on Washington Avenue near the NYS Thruway, and is open seven days a week, Memorial Day through the end of October, 9am-5pm. There is a kiosk with brief information for when the booth is closed. Inside the booth visitors will find material regarding the City of Kingston and all of Ulster County including travel guides, maps, brochures, and information on dining, lodging, museums, recreation and event calendars. (845) 340-3766.

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MIDTOWN Midtown is often referred to as the “heart” of Kingston. In addition to being the central connection between the Uptown and Downtown business districts, 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.

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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. The recently completed Lace Mill housing complex is a prime example of an adaptive reuse project that features attractive and affordable rental spaces that fit perfectly in the burgeoning collaborative community that is the Midtown Arts District.

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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

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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 Build a Better World Summer Reading Program. For further information on these events, many other programs, and Library hours call (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

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Set with the Rondout Creek as its backdrop, 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.

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“Downtown” – The Historic RONDOUT WATERFRONT DISTRICT


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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-5pm, and Sat. & Sun. 11am-5pm May-Oct. Closed certain holidays. Call (800) 331-1518 or (845) 3403566 (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 offering youth and adult programs, and restoration services. Home to Kingston High School Varsity Crew, Rondout Rowing Club, Kingston Sailing Club, Kingston office 16

of Riverkeeper. 2017 exhibit focuses on the modeler’s craft: an artisan’s view of Hudson River boats. Also boat building, cement caves and kilns of Kingston, and rowing. Regular season open 11am 5pm daily from April 29 until November 26. Winter season from December until April, Th, F, Sa, Sun from 11:00 am – 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. The museum is open weekends and holidays from April 1 to October 29, 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

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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.

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845-338-8131 or info@rehercenter.org) The Reher Center is a project of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, highlighting the 19th and early 20th century social and cultural history of the Rondout-West Strand Historic District. It is housed in the historic Reher Bakery building, 99-101 Broadway, which is currently undergoing renovation and restoration. The bakery building will be open for tours during ‘Night Market’ events, the third Friday of every month from June through September, 6-9pm, and for other special events throughout the 2017 season. Visit our website at www.rehercenter. org, or Facebook page at www.facebook. com/reherbakery. The Reher Center’s fifth annual Kingston Multicultural Festival, a family friendly event featuring food, music dance, games and crafts provided by local cultural organizations, is scheduled for June 4, 2017, 1 to 5 p.m., in T.R. Gallo Park, at the base of Broadway along the Rondout Creek.

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 Courtyard by Marriott

KINGSTON PLACES TO STAY

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

Best Western Plus Hotel

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

Rodeway Inn

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

Super 8

11 West Strand, Kingston, NY 12401. 2 Rooms/Private Baths (845) 334-9110 Host: Ruth Bendelius

Schwartz’s Inn

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

The Forsyth Bed and Breakfast 85 Abeel St. Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 481-9148 theforsythkingston.com

Inns Bel’s Inn

69 Spring Street, Kingston, NY 12401. 2 suites, dining room, meeting facilities Child and pet friendly, no smoking please. (845) 339-5125 or (845) 943-0622 Host: Maribel Rodriquez www.belsinn.net

The Gallery Inn

95 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401. Loft style accommodations (845) 338-8473 or (845) 514-3998 www.TheGalleryInnKingstonNY.com

Rondout Inn

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

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

Bed & Breakfasts

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34 N. Front Street, Kingston, NY 12401. (914) 388-1002 www.suitedreamskingstonny.com

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ART GALLERIES & VENUES

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71 O’Neil Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 331-2662 www.AirStudioGallery.com

The ARTBAR Gallery

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

Milne’s At Home Antiques

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

One Mile Gallery

475 Abeel Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 338-2035 www.onemilegallery.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

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

Trestle Gallery

Green Kill Gallery

The Yoga House

440 Abeel St Kingston, NY 12401

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

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

Hudson Valley LGBTQ

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

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KINGSTON ART GALLERIES & VENUES

A.I.R. Studio Gallery


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

Savona’s Trattoria, a casual style Italian restaurant housed on the Historic Kingston Waterfront, offering a menu that combines famous Italian classics with a contemporary spin. We use locally sourced ingredients to create a fresh, unique and satisfying dining experience.

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Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC)

Coach House Players

601 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 339-6088 www.upac.org

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

Backstage Studio Production

Ulster Ballet Company

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

(Performances at UPAC) (845) 246-4316 www.ulsterballet.org

Catskill Ballet Theater

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

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THEATERS

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KINGSTON THEATERS

Ulster County Ballet


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The 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

Albany International Airport

Amtrak Train Station

Kingston-Ulster Airport (20N)

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

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HOW TO GET TO KINGSTON

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

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 Kingston Parks and Rec

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2017 CALENDAR APRIL EVENTS April 1 The Enchanted Cottage

performance at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street, 7:30pm. (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org

April 1 First Saturday Arts in Kingston Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. For list of galleries: www. artalongthehudson.com/kingston. April 1 Trolley Museum of New York

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

April 2 The Enchanted Cottage

performance at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street, 2 pm. (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org

April 2 Spring Postcard Show at Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, 9am-4pm. (845) 901-3902 or (845) 383-0061. April 7 & 8 The Enchanted Cottage performance at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street, 7:30 pm. (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org.

April 8 Origami Spring Foldfests

with Anita Barbour. Theme to be announced. For children ages 5 and up, teens, and adults. Explore the Japanese art of paper folding 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. www.kingstonlibrary.org.

April 8 Peter Frampton. 8pm Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, NY. 845-339-6088 or 800745-3000. www.upac.org. April 8 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, 11am-3pm. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@parks.ny.gov or www.nysparks.com April 9 The Enchanted Cottage performance at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street, 2pm. (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org For more Kingston events, visit: www.kingston-ny.gov www.kingstonhappenings.org


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19 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. 296 Fair Street, Kingston.

April

April 22 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

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April 21 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 7:30 pm at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000 www.upac.org

April 22 A Passion for Birds with Henry

Lappen. Super Saturday Performance Series. Learn about birds with enthralling comic portrayals and beautiful masks. at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston. 10:3011:30am. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 www.kingstonlibrary.org

April 22 Kingston Earth Fair and Expo. The 5th Annual Sustainability Fair will be held from 10am-2pm 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. Kiwanis Kingston Classic. The Kiwanis Club of Kingston is proud to host the 35th Annual Kiwanis Kingston Classic. Once again Kiwanis will host the all new Classic bringing the run back to the

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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 29 Hudson Valley Philharmonic The Ninth. 8 pm at UPAC, 601 Broadway. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000 www.upac.org April 29 Origami Spring Foldfests 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 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. www.kingstonlibrary.org

April 30 Atlantic Guitar Quartet, Ulster Chamber Music Series, Church of the Holy Cross, 30 Pine Grove Ave, Kingston, 3pm. (845) 340-9434 or www.ulsterchambermusicseries.org

MAY EVENTS May 1-5 HITS Week long Tri-Camp. For athletes interested in extra preparation or a preview of the courses in the HITS Triathlon Series, the HITS Week long TriCamps with Race Director Chuck Kreger is a great chance to fine-tune your training and get you race ready! All levels of athletes are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity. www.hitstriathlonseries.com/kingston-ny May 6 Kingston Clean Sweep/ Love Your

Park Day 9am-12pm. Various Locations Join the City and the Friends of Historic Kingston to clean up Kingston! Volunteer at a park or along the Broadway Corridor! This event will be celebrating its eighth year. Register at kingstonparksandrec.org.

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May 6 First Saturday Arts in Kingston. Art

bike ride. This free event will showcase the city’s park system while encouraging cycling! Register and find more details online at www.kingstonparksandrec.org.

May 6 Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org May 6 The Kingston Farmer’s Market Opens for Season on Wall Street (between John and Main Streets) Saturdays from 9am-2pm through November 18. Vine cutting ceremony at 10am. www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org

May 13 Preparing For a New Year. Planting an 18th century inspired vegetable and herb garden, demonstrations of sheep shearing, beekeeping, spinning and weaving demonstrations, making kites. 18th century-style magic show by “Levram the Great: The Colonial Conjurer” at Senate House Museum, 296 Fair Street, 11am3pm. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@parks. ny.gov or www.nysparks.com

May 6- May 14 Two-hour sightseeing

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May 13 Garden Party and Spring Flea Market at the Ulster County SPCA. For details, visit www.ucspca.org.

May

exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. For list of galleries: www.artalongthehudson.com/kingston

tours aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. Saturday and Sunday departure at 2:30pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

May 13 Origami Spring Foldfests with Anita Barbour, 10:30am – 12:30pm Theme to be announced. For children ages 5 and up, teens, and adults. Explore the Japanese art of paper folding 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 www.kingstonlibrary.org

15 Kiwanis Golf Tournament. Come for a great day of golf, food and fun at the beautiful Twaalfskill Golf Club. 9:30am Start Twaalfskill Golf Club 282 West O’Reilly Street. www.kingstonkiwanis.org

17 - June 11 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

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Bike Ride 8:30am 15 Mile Ride through Kingston’s parks 10 am. Bike Rodeo 11:30am. 3 Mile Family Ride along the waterfront. Join the Parks and Recreation Department for our 4th annual park to park 31


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May 20 & 21 Smorgasburg returns to the Hutton Brickyards in Kingston for a monthly market. Situated on 10 acres on the Hudson River waterfront, the market features some of the Hudson Valley and upstate region’s most exciting chefs, food purveyors, and craft brewers alongside a curated selection of handmade design, vintage clothing and antiques. There are also a few of our favorite Brooklyn vendors as well activities for children and family-friendly musical fare. 200 North St., Kingston. upstate.smorgasburg.com May 20 Enjoying Animals Safely with Jan Berlin. Super Saturdays Performance Series. Meet Jan’s unusual animals of all kinds, with 2, 4, 8, and even more legs! 1-2pm. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org 27 Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

May

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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May 20 Relay for Life at Dietz Stadium. Raising money for local cancer treatment, research, education and awareness. 11ammidnight. www.relayforlife.org

captivate young and old with lots of participation at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. 10:3011:30am. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

June 3 Good Morning Paddle 9:3011:30am Kingston Point Beach. Spend your morning paddling the Hudson River. Wildlife abounds during these paddles. Eagles, osprey and turtles keep the group fascinated! $30 for Kingston residents, $40 for non-residents.

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JUNE EVENTS June 3 Spayghetti Dinner to benefit the UCSPCA at Best Western. For details, visit www.ucspca.org.

June 3 Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org June 3 First Saturday Arts in Kingston.

Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. For list of galleries: www.artalongthehudson.com/ kingston

June 3 Dr. Marmalade with Meredyth Babcock. Super Saturdays Performance Series. This world traveling vet will

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June 3-4 Hudson River Yacht Racing Association’s Maritime Cup Regatta, Kingston Point Park & Hudson River Maritime Museum 50 Rondout Landing. For more info www.hrmm.org or fatjohnz28@ gmail.com June 4 5th 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 10 Kingston Kayak Festival 10am-

4pm. The Hudson River’s largest Kayak Festival can be found right here in Kingston! Join Kenco, the City of Kingston and MidHudson Adirondack Mountain Club as we energize and prepare you for a summer full of kayaking. Come for kayak instruction, nature tours, more. $10 donation. Purchase your tickets online or at the event. Kingston Point Beach. www.kingstonkayakfestival.info

June 11 Speed Dating to benefit the Ulster County SPCA, at the Armadillo. See www.ucspca.org for details. 12-October 29 Two-hour sightseeing tours aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7 days per week- departures at 11:30 am and 2:30pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472. www.hudsonrivercruises.com

June

Visit the Rondout II Lighthouse! Ferry will provide exclusive service to the Rondout Lighthouse in 2017. Docent-led tours of the lighthouse provided in cooperation with the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Several trips per day are offered on weekends.

View the ferry schedule online at www.krferry.com OR www.hrmm.org For info or special requests, call HRMM at (845) 338-0071 OR KR Ferry at (845) 520-1481 Tickets Tickets are are offered offered on on aa first-come, first-come, first-served first-served basis. basis Buy tickets and board at the Hudson River Maritime Museum 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston

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Music Cruise aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm - return at 10 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

June 16 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;

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on 10 acres on the Hudson River waterfront, the monthly market features some of the Hudson Valley and upstate region’s most exciting chefs, food purveyors, and craft brewers alongside a curated selection of handmade design, vintage clothing and antiques. There are also a few of our favorite Brooklyn vendors as well activities for children and family-friendly musical fare. 200 North St., Kingston. upstate. smorgasburg.com

June 17 Good Morning Paddle 9:30-

11:30am. Kingston Point Beach. Spend your morning paddling the Hudson River. Wildlife abounds during these paddles. Eagles, osprey and turtles keep the group fascinated! $30 for Kingston residents, $40 for non-residents.

June 17 12th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day. 11am-3pm on Franklin St. Children’s activities, face


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Viking Ship Draken painting, demonstrations, communitybased organizations will have information on a variety of topics, including health, education, employment, legal, recreation and much more. Free. (845) 334-3964.

June 21 3rd Annual Diversity Parade and 7th Annual Let’s Move! Ulster. The Center for Creative Education is proud to present the 3rd Annual Diversity Parade! Join us at 6pm as we parade down the Downtown Broadway corridor! “Diversity is our superpower!” Dress as your favorite super heroes and help us show that diversity is our strength and should be valued and celebrated! The parade will lead everyone to the waterfront at T.R Gallo Park and the 7th Annual Let’s Move! Ulster at 6:30pm. FREE. Includes fitness demo’s, performances, healthy food, yoga, DXF®, Zumba® and more! For more information, visit www.cce4me.org or call 845-338-7664.

historical industries, visiting heritage vessels, entertainment, vendors, demos and children’s activities at Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, 10am-5pm. www.hrmm.org or www.hrmm. org/boat-building-challenge

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Kingston Highlights

The top attractions in Kingston, NY Uptown Attractions: 1

Dietz Stadium

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170 N Front Street, Kingston

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Andy Murphy III Midtown Neighborhood Center 467 Broadway, Kingston

157 Lucas Avenue, Kingston

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72 Wall Street, Kingston 296 Fair Street, Kingston

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420 Broadway, Kingston

Kingston Library

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

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June 24 Magic by Scott Jameson. Build a Better World! Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party. Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and the audience will travel through time. Don’t miss it! Sign up for summer programs. Have fun! Performance followed by ice cream, crafts and 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 25 Tour de Kingston – Bike ride

distance for all level of riders. Family Fun Ride. Starts at Forsyth Park, 157 Lucas Avenue, 9am-2pm. (845) 943-6091 x3102 or www.tourdekingston.com

June 28 6th Annual CHK Road Race.

Race sponsored by Children’s Home of Kingston (CHK). Race route starts and finishes at CHK Campus, 26 Grove Street, 6:30pm. (845) 331-1448. Wild Mountain Birds. Live hawks and owls up close, presented by Annie Mardiney, bird and wildlife rehabilitator. You’ll learn about how they survive in the wild, and what people can do to protect them for future generations. Build a Better World! Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 1-2pm. 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 or Live Music Cruise aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm - return at 10 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

June 30

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

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DJ Dance Cruise or Live Music Cruise aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm - return at 10 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

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Need a refresher? Have no fear, this course will cover all the fundamental kayaking maneuvers as well as safety considerations on the water. $30 for Kingston residents, $40 for non-residents.

July 1 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) 3382786 deana.preston@parks.ny.gov or www.nysparks.com July 1 First Saturday Arts in Kingston. Art

exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. For list of galleries: www.artalongthehudson.com/kingston

July 1 Kayaking 101 9:30-11:30am Kingston Point Beach. New to kayaking?

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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 6 Ancient China: Land of the Great

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

July 7 & 8 Pride and Prejudice performance at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street, 7:30pm. (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org July 7 Annual Children’s Day Parade. Line up on Andrew Street, proceeds up Broadway and ends in Kingston Plaza, 6pm. (845) 481-7333. July 7 DJ Dance Cruise or Live Music Cruise aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm - return at 10 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com July 9 Pride and Prejudice performance

at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street, 2:00 pm. (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org

July 7-8 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


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July 14 Kayaking with the Mayor 5:30-

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Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program 1-2p.m at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street. Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www. kingstonlibrary.org

July 14 & 15 Pride and Prejudice performance at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street, 7:30pm. (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org

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7:30pm. T.R Gallo Park Join the Mayor of Kingston for an evening paddle on the Rondout Creek. These trips will explore the wildlife and history of the Rondout, including the barges and bridges. $30 for Kingston Residents, $40 for non-residents.

July 14 DJ Dance Cruise or Live

Music Cruise aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm - return at 10 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

July 15 & 16 Smorgasburg. Situated on 10 acres on the Hudson River waterfront, the monthly market features some of the Hudson Valley and upstate region’s most exciting chefs, food purveyors, and craft brewers alongside a curated selection of handmade design, vintage clothing and antiques. There are also a few of our favorite Brooklyn vendors as well activities for children and family-friendly musical fare. 200 North St., Kingston. upstate.smorgasburg.com


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July 15 Good Morning Paddle 9:30-

11:30am. Kingston Point Beach. Spend your morning paddling the Hudson River. Wildlife abounds during these paddles. Eagles, osprey and turtles keep the group fascinated! $30 for Kingston residents, $40 for non-residents.

July 16 Pride and Prejudice performance at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street, 2pm. (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org

July 20 Costume Party and program with Stephanie Morgan. Build a Better World! Costume Party and program.13p.m. with Stephanie Morgan. 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 28 DJ Dance Cruise or Live

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July 21 DJ Dance Cruise or Live

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July 21 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;

July 28 Build a Better World! Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 1-2pm. Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org July 29 Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org July 29 Kayaking 101 9:30-11:30am

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August 4 Putt Fore Paws Golf Tournament to benefit the UCSPCA. For details, visit www.ucspca.org. August 4 Kayaking with the Mayor.

AUGUST EVENTS August 3 Read Yourself Silly! Flow

Circus with Paul Miller – juggling, magic and comedy. Paul entertains with playful fun, amazing skill and awesome laughter! Build a Better World! 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 4 DJ Dance Cruise or Live Music Cruise aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm - return at 10 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

5:30-7:30pm. T.R Gallo Park Join the Mayor of Kingston for an evening paddle on the Rondout Creek. These trips will explore the wildlife and history of the Rondout, including the barges and bridges. $30 for Kingston Residents, $40 for non-residents.

August 5 Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org. August 5 22nd Annual March of Champions. 7p.m. Drum and Bugle competition, proceeds to benefit the Children’s Home of Kingston, Dietz Stadium, Kingston, NY-see website for details www.chkingston.org. August 5 First Saturday Arts in Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. For list of galleries: www.artalongthehudson.com/kingston

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August 7-11 HITS Week long TriCamp. For athletes interested in extra preparation or a preview of the courses in the HITS Triathlon Series, the HITS Week long Tri-Camps with Race Director Chuck Kreger is a great chance to fine-tune your training and get you race ready! All levels of athletes are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity. www.hitstriathlonseries.com/kingston-ny

August 11 DJ Dance Cruise or Live

Music Cruise aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm - return at 10 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com.

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10 Build a Better World! Children’s Summer Reading Program 1-2p.m at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org.

August 12 Good Morning Paddle 9:3011:30am Kingston Point Beach. Spend your morning paddling the Hudson River. Wildlife abounds during these paddles. Eagles, osprey and turtles keep the group fascinated! $30 for Kingston residents, $40 for non-residents.

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Featuring screenings and associated events. The festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking - feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, experimental, big budget, microbudget at BSP, 323 Wall St. (802) 5587077 trevor@kingstonfilmfestival.org or www.kingstonfilmfestival.org

August 14 20th 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.


17 Build a Better World! Summer Reading Program Closing Party: Christopher Agostino’s StoryFaces: Tales of Transformations and Wonder. The stories come to life on the faces of the audience in this innovative performance, an inspiring fusion of theatre and visual arts. Performance and party following. Pick up certificates and rewards. Build a Better World! Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, 1-3pm. Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org

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August 18 DJ Dance Cruise or Live

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August 18 Kingston Night Market: Follow lower Broadway down to the waterfront for an outdoor market and festival featuring artists, makers, food

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August 19 3rd Annual Ride for Paws and Claws to benefit the Ulster County SPCA. For details, visit www.ucspca.org.

August 19 & 20 33rd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Society’s Show and Parade, Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing. For more info jfasulo71@hotmail.com or www.hrmm.org. August 19 & 20 Smorgasburg. Situated on 10 acres on the Hudson River waterfront, the monthly market features some of the Hudson Valley and upstate region’s most exciting chefs, food purveyors, and craft brewers alongside a curated selection of handmade design, vintage clothing and antiques. There are also a few of our favorite Brooklyn vendors as well activities for children and family-friendly musical fare. 200 North St., Kingston. upstate.smorgasburg.com

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August 19 5th Annual Chronogram

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Block Party featuring live music, beer and wine garden, food trucks, local businesses open late, dunking booth to benefit locally, photo booth, and more on Wall Street, (between John and North Front Streets) from 4-11pm. (845) 334-8600, ext. 114. www.ChronogramBlockParty.com

August 19 5th Annual Car Show at Fair

Street Reformed Church, 209 Fair Street. View hundreds of entries for trophy prizes, vendors, and refreshments, 10am-3pm. For information (845) 706-6258.

August 22 YMCA/Wiltwyck Pro Am at

Wiltwyck Golf Club. See YMCA website for more details www.ymcaulster.org.

August 25 & 26 Annual Variety Show performance at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta Street, 7:30pm. (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org. August 25 DJ Dance Cruise or Live Music Cruise aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm - return at

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August 26 14th Antique Fire Engine Muster and Open House at Volunteer Firemen’s Hall and Museum. 10am-3pm. An event not to be missed, the muster is the Annual Fund Raiser 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.

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August 26 Rondout National Historic District WalkTour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

August 26 Kayaking 101 9:30-11:30am

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August 26-27 Kingston Sailing Club’s Spinnenweber Cup Regatta, Kingston Point Park & Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing. For info, fatjohnz28@gmail.com or www.hrmm.org.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS September 1 DJ Dance Cruise or Live Music Cruise aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm - return at 10 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com 2 Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

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September 2 Fall Foliage River Ramble Paddle. 9-11am Join outdoor enthusiasts throughout the valley to enjoy the inspiration our region brings. Paddle the Hudson River during one of the most spectacular times of the year. This paddle launches from Kingston Point Beach.

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First Saturday Arts in Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. For list of galleries: www.artalongthehudson. com/kingston

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September 3

September 3 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 7 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 Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, CASA, People’s Place, Angel Food East, 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 8 DJ Dance Cruise or Live Music Cruise aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm - return at 10 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com 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

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September 15 DJ Dance Cruise or Live Music Cruise aboard Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing at waterfront. 7:00pm boarding, departure at 7:30pm - return at 10 pm. (845) 340-4700; (800) 843-7472 www.hudsonrivercruises.com

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The always-free festival of all things Irish, featuring family-friendly food, crafts, dancing and live music.

Labor Day Weekend Sunday, September 3, 2017 | 11:30am - 9:00pm T.R. Gallo Park on the Rondout | Kingston, NY

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Marvels of Motion with Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson. Super Saturdays Performance Series. Discover the science of physics with unforgettable interactive demonstrations. at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. 10:30-11:30am. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

September 16

September 16 & 17 Smorgasburg.

Situated on 10 acres on the Hudson River waterfront, the monthly market features some of the Hudson Valley and upstate region’s most exciting chefs, food

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purveyors, and craft brewers alongside a curated selection of handmade design, vintage clothing and antiques. There are also a few of our favorite Brooklyn vendors as well activities for children and family-friendly musical fare. 200 North St., Kingston. upstate.smorgasburg.com

September 23 & 24 Art Walk. Sat.

noon-6pm 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-

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

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on approach, visitors could try ceramic tile-making, and literary readings rounded out the creative offerings.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 and 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.

September 30 Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org September 30 Headless Horseman Haunted House & Hayrides. A theatrical one-mile hayride, corn maze, & 7 haunted attractions. 778 Broadway, Rte 9W, Ulster Park, NY. headlesshorseman.com.

OCTOBER EVENTS October 1 Blessing of the Animals at the Ulster County SPCA. For details, visit www.ucspca.org.

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UC Italian Festival

October 6, 7, 8 8th 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.

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October 8 Forsyth Nature Center Fall

October 7 First Saturday Arts in Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. For list of galleries: www.artalongthehudson. com/kingston

October 8 Italian American Festival

Horseman Haunted House & Hayrides A theatrical one mile hayride, corn maze, & seven haunted attractions. Every Fri., Sat. & Sun. plus Oct. 26. 778 Broadway, Rte 9W, Ulster Park. headlesshorseman.com

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

Festival 10am-4pm. Friends of Forsyth Nature Center and the City of Kingston are excited to host the 15th 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. on the Kingston Waterfront from 11am until 7pm. Join us at this free Popular Festival for a large variety of Italian foods, beverages, wine tasting, authentic products, music and family. Visit www.ucitalianamericanfoundation.org

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October 14 18th Century Autumn Festival, in conjunction with the Burning of Kingston. 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.

14 Paws for a Cause to benefit the Ulster County SPCA at The Crested Hen. For details, visit www.ucspca.org.

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October 21 & 22 Smorgasburg. Situated on 10 acres on the Hudson River waterfront, the monthly market features some of the Hudson Valley and upstate region’s most exciting chefs, food purveyors, and craft brewers alongside a curated selection of handmade design, vintage clothing and antiques. There are also a few of our favorite Brooklyn vendors as well activities for children and family-friendly musical fare. 200 North St., Kingston. upstate.smorgasburg.com For more Kingston events, visit: www.kingston-ny.gov www.kingstonhappenings.org

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October 14 & 28 - 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. 778 Broadway, Rte 9W, Ulster Park, NY. headlesshorseman.com

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October 21 Hobnobbin’ Goblins with Robert Rogers Puppet Company. Super Saturdays Performance Series. Celebrate Halloween laughing with delight at Robert’s fun puppet spirits! at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. 10:3011:30am. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org October 22 Scarecrows in Frog Alley.

Featuring creative scarecrow displays, pie contest, pumpkin carving, face painting. 10am-2pm, a community event sponsored

by Friends of Historic Kingston & the Junior League of Kingston. Located at Frog Alley, the ruins of the Louw-Bogardus House on Frog Alley, adjacent to the Wiltwyck Fire Station. www.fohk.org

October 27 Boo at the Zoo 5:30pm. The

Friends of Forsyth Nature Center and the City of Kingston are excited to host the 6th 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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October 28 Rondout National Historic District Walk Tour, 1pm departure. (845) 339-0720 www.fohk.org

October 28 Howl-O-Ween Party at

the Ulster County SPCA. For details, visit www.ucspca.org.

NOVEMBER EVENTS November

4 A Christmas Carol

with A Puppet People. Super Saturdays Performance Series. Enjoy this colorful marionette classic with mesmerizing special effects! at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. 10:3011:30am. Free. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org

November 4 First Saturday Arts in Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. For list of galleries: www.artalongthehudson. com/kingston November 5 Fall Postcard Show at Andy

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Center, 467 Broadway, 9am-4pm. (845) 901-3902 or (845) 383-0061.

November 10, 11, 17 & 18 7:30 and November 12 & 19 2:00 pm

Performance of Little Shop of Horrors at Coach House Players,12 Augusta Street (845) 331-2476 for tickets or www.coachhouseplayers.org

November 18 Buffalo Blue’s “Home 4

The Holidays.” Adoption event and open house at the Ulster County SPCA. For details, visit www.ucspca.org.

November 24 & 25 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

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks

November 24, 25, 26 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 26 Hudson River Maritime Museum closing day for the regular 2017 season. For winter hours, visit www.hrmm.org.

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

November 25

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November 26 Hudson River Maritime Museum closing day for the regular 2017 season. For winter hours, visit www.hrmm.org.

DECEMBER EVENTS December 1,2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 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

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December 1 Festival of Lights (part of the Snowflake Festival). Enjoy the grounds of the Senate House all lit up for the holidays and see the lovely decorations in the Loughran House. Enjoy hot apple cider and roasted chestnuts, horse and wagon rides, visit with Santa Claus at Senate House State Museum, 296 Fair Street, 5-8pm. (845) 338-2786 deana.preston@parks.ny.gov or www.nysparks.com.

December 1, 2, 3 A Christmas Carol

performance sponsored by Ulster Ballet at UPAC, 601 Broadway. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm. UPAC Box Office (845) 339-6088 or (800) 745-3000 www.upac.org.

December 2 Annual Holiday Pawty and Santa Paws photos at the Ulster County SPCA. For details, visit www.ucspca.org.

December 2 Amazing Reptiles! with

Bruce Lowder’s Animal Encounters. Super Saturdays Performance Series. Bruce will bring his live reptiles to visit us at the library. **Pre-register! at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. 2 shows– at 10:30-11:30am. Second program for ages 7 and older, at 11:30 – 12:30. Free. Special thanks to the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc. and Stewart’s Foundation for funding the 2017 Super Saturdays Performance Series for elementary school age children. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org.

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December 2 Snowflake Parade and Open House. A fun family-friendly parade to welcome Santa Claus and for children to visit him. Parade begins at Dietz Stadium, off Washington Avenue, sponsored by Kingston Uptown Business Association. 3 34th Annual YMCA Reindeer Ramble. 5k run/walk. See YMCA website for more details www.ymcaulster.org

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December

December 2 First Saturday Arts in Kingston. Art exhibit openings and receptions throughout Kingston, 5-9pm. For list of galleries: www.artalongthehudson. com/kingston

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December 9 Origami Foldfest: Making

Holiday Ornaments with Anita Barbour. 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 www.kingstonlibrary.org

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


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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

December

Made In Kingston. Now in its 4th year, Made in Kingston is the premier

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holiday celebration of artisans and arts manufacturing in New York’s first capital. Browse the eclectic art, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, artisinal food and beverages, clothing, home decor, beauty products and more, while enjoying cuisine and spirits from local purveyors. For this year’s date and location, visit Facebook: Made In Kingston, www.madeinkingstonny.com

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Kingston Farmers’ Market

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) 3310507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org

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) 3310507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org

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Kingston Library-Reading to Lola.

First and third Wednesdays of each month from January through May, and September through December, 4-5pm, 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. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org

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2017 Build a Better World! Kingston

Library’ Children’s Summer Reading Program June 24–Aug. 17. Register in person or by phone beginning June 13 during regular library hours. Registration is required for all summer reading programs.

Summer Reading Program: Chess Club with Ken Evans and Mitchell Dominus, for ages 7 through teens, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 10am-12pm. Tues: June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 15, Aug. 22, Aug. 29. Weds: June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, Aug. 2, Aug. 9, Aug. 16, Aug. 30. Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Free. Registration is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org 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. Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m., July 12 – August 16, for ages 8 and up. Kingston Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY. 10:00am – 12:00pm. Free. Registration

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is required. For information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7. www.kingstonlibrary.org

4th of July Fireworks on the Waterfront

The Kingston Farmers’ Market

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

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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The Kingston Winter Market Up to 20 vendors offer items such as bread & baked goods, fresh fish, meat & eggs, fruits & vegetables, gourmet peanut butter, local wine, honey, and so much more. Every other Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm, December thru April (note-April 8 is first April Market) Located in Bethany Hall, Old Dutch Church, at 272 Wall St. info@kingstonfarmersmarket.org or www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org Kayaking

Night Market Third Fridays June thru

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September. The Kingston Waterfront Business Association offers a monthly evening bazaar dedicated to leisurely strolling, shopping, mixing and mingling. Look for bright lights and tents from Spring Street to West Union along lower Broadway

in the Rondout. Enjoy live music and unique vendors. For more information visit nightmarketkingston.com

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: www.artalongthehudson. com/kingston

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

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The Burning of Kingston The Burning of Kingston is a weekend-long celebration of American history, bravery, sacrifice and resilience.

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On a Fall October day in 1777, British troops set fire to the newly established capital of the State of New York - Kingston. Since most of the local militia were fighting battles elsewhere (such as at the Battle of Saratoga), the vulnerable city burned down with over 300 buildings lost in just hours. Since many of the buildings were made of stone, we can still see examples of them standing today. The event was a dramatic moment in the American Revolutionary War that hardened the determination of colonists to gain their independence, and for local citizens to rebuild Kingston stronger than ever. The Burning of Kingston is a biennial event. For more information about the 2017 Burning of Kingston including directions, historic maps, weekend discount information and how you can volunteer, visit the website at www.BurningofKingston.com


The Burning of Kingston SCHEDULE OF MAIN ACTIVITIES

October 13-15

British Troops arrive at Senate House.

6:30pm

British troops will advance along Main Street in the Stockade District.

“The Story of the Burning of Kingston.” Procession of Lights.

7:00pm

Colonial Kingston “Committee of Safety” meeting at the historic Persen House Museum located at the “four corners” of the Stockade District.

7:45pm

Candlelight tales in the Old Dutch Church cemetery.

Saturday, October 14 10am-4pm

Visit the Old Dutch Church Sanctuary and Museum.

11:00am

British invasion reenactment begins with “landing” at Kingston Point Park.

2:30pm

British Troops begin march from Forsyth Park up N.

2:45pm

At Senate House, American colonists flee Senate House.

Photo courtesy of Kate Schoonmaker

2:50pm

5:30pm

3:00pm 4:00pm

Following the afternoon’s fighting, Kingston’s Mayor will be put on trial for treason outside the Persen House. The trial will be held in the park.

6:30-8:00pm

Tours of reenactors camps with impromptu lectures on the Revolution/Rebellion in Forsyth Park. The Grand Ball will be held Saturday evening in the Common Council Chambers at Kingston City Hall. Instruction in 18th century dance, with live music, will commence at 7pm with the Ball itself beginning alittle later in the evening.

Sunday, October 15 9:00am

At Forsyth Park, reenactor camps open to the public with Assembly, safety inspections, company drills, and demonstrations.

12:30pm

The ‘Battle of Upper Forsyth Park’ - a tactical demonstration showing.

Photo courtesy of Raleigh Green

Friday, October 13

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City of Kingston

PARKS & RECREATION

PARKS & RECREATION

Home of the region’s premier parks system

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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.

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 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! 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 regulation-sized football field turf. Available for public use when special events are not in session.

Kingston Point Park

Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship

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

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.


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2017 PARKS & REC SPECIAL ACTIVITIES Kayaking Programs

Kayaking with the Mayor

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,

T.R. Gallo Park. Select Friday Evenings Join Mayor Steve Noble for an evening paddle on the Rondout Creek. These trips will explore the wildlife and history of the Rondout, including the barges and bridges. $30 for Kingston Residents, $40 for non-residents.

www.kingstonparksandrec.org Good Morning Paddle

Select Saturday Mornings – Spend your morning paddling the Hudson River. Wildlife abounds during these paddles. Eagles, osprey and turtles keep the group fascinated! $30 for Kingston residents, $40 for non-residents. Kayaking 101

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Kingston Point Beach. Select Saturday Mornings New to kayaking? Need a refresher? Have no fear, this course will cover all the fundamental kayaking maneuvers as well as safety considerations on the water. $30 for Kingston residents, $40 for non-residents.

Adult Nature Walk This monthly program visits some of the best walking/hiking locations in the MidHudson Valley. This program is geared toward adults and is free. Transportation is provided. These walks are 2-3 miles and weather permitting. Please see the website for full details, dates and difficulty levels.

www.kingstonparksandrec.org A Naturalist’s Passport

A Naturalist’s Passport is a series of 14 handson and interactive outdoor nature programs. Programs are designed for families and are free. Youth participants receive a Naturalist Passport and upon completion of six programs, will receive a free gift and a certificate. Select Thursdays at 3:30pm.

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IN EMERGENCY CARE, IT’S ABOUT EXPERIENCE. OURS AND YOURS. Another way we’re investing in you. At HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), it’s all about experience. We’re board-certified in emergency medicine, nationally recognized for our stroke care and we use the latest in telemedicine to give our patients access to the region’s leading specialists. Our patients tell us we make their experience exceptional by treating them with the utmost respect and clearly communicating about every step of their care. The Emergency Department at HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus. Another way we’re Advancing Care. Here. hahv.org Westchester Medical Center Health Network includes: WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER I MARIA FARERI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL I BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER MIDHUDSON REGIONAL HOSPITAL I GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL I BON SECOURS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ST. ANTHONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL I HEALTHALLIANCE HOSPITAL: BROADWAY CAMPUS HEALTHALLIANCE HOSPITAL: MARY’S AVENUE CAMPUS I MARGARETVILLE HOSPITAL

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