What’s Happening in the Mid-Hudson Valley as of July 2, 2022 – Daily Freeman

• The Kingston Food Co-Op is hosting a Summer Party at the Broadway Bubble Parking Lot at 718 Broadway, Kingston on Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The event features free food, music and fun. Everyone is welcome.

• Minnewaska Park Educator Nick Martin leads a birding walk from the Gardiner Library at 8 am every Friday in July. Participants will take an approximately one-mile ride on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and stroll through Majestic Park. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes and bring binoculars and a birding guide or field guide map. Participate in one or all three programs. No pre-registration is required but the program is limited to 15 participants. Call (845) 255-1255 or email [email protected]

• The Good Work Institute is hosting ‘Resisting Erasure’, an exhibition featuring Poughkeepsie-based artist Shirley Parker-Benjamin and photographer Onaje Benjamin until October 8th. Events featured an interactive art-making workshop on July 9, closing event on October 8, and chances to engage in work on the second Saturday of each month. The Good Work Institute greenhouse is located at 65 St. James Street, Kingston. For more information visit https://goodworkinstitute.org/resisting-erasure/

• The Tibetan Center at 875 State Route 28 in the city of Ulster presents “Healing Sound Journey” on Sunday, July 17, from 5 to 6 p.m. Hosted by Paul Campbell, the event will feature Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, hand drums and more. Chairs will be provided, please bring yoga mats, blankets and pillows if you wish to lie down. Guests are requested to arrive 15 minutes in advance. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (845) 383-1774.

• The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is coming to the Bearsville Center, 277 – 297 Tinker Street, Woodstock, October 21-23. Admire fine, contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments displayed by their creators in an intimate gathering of stringed instrument makers, players, collectors and aficionados and enjoy the music live streaming, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each event day at The Bearsville Theater Lounge. Seminars, workshops and additional concerts with separate entrance. General admission is $25 per day. A three-day pass costs $60.

• Cyclists can celebrate summer at the Kingston Food Coop Summer Party and have their bike checked out by Bike Friendly Kingston volunteers on Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Big Bubble Laundromat parking lot at 718 Broadway in Midtown Kingston. No pre-registration required, but attendees must register by 1:30 p.m. Bells, lights and bike helmets will be available at the event. The event is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, contact Tom Polk, YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County Cycling Educator, by calling (845-338-3810, ext. 102). Email: [email protected]

• An outdoor summer music concert series, ‘Twilight Music in the Parks’, takes place Thursdays from 6-7pm at the Ulster Visitor Center on the Highlands side of Walkway Over the Hudson, off US Route 9W, through September 1.

• People’s Place, in partnership with Institute for Animal Happiness, brought the Happy Cart back to the parking lot at 17 St. James St., Kingston every Wednesday from 4-6pm. The Happy Cart offers plant-based foods for our community to taste and is free. happyvegancart.org.

• The People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center monthly Evening Of Holistic Health collaboration with the Holistic Health Community continues. The first Wednesday evening of each month from 3-7 p.m. at 775 Broadway, Kingston. https://peoplesplacewec.simplybook.me/v2/.

• Players from Coach House at 12 Augusta St., Kingston, will present ‘On Golden Pond’ for six performances on Sunday 10 July. $20, $18 for seniors 62 and over, and $10 for students 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling (845) 331-2476 or by going online to www.coachhouseplayers.org.

• People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center offers free weekly workshops, including wellness classes, health screenings, nutritional counseling, alternative health modalities and financial education. 775 Broadway, Kingston. For more information and to register for workshops, visit www.peoplesplace.org/wellness-empowerment-center/ or call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday evenings 5 ​​p.m. to 7 p.m. at 17 St. James St., Kingston. Donations of fresh and shelf stable food are accepted. Dial (845) 338-4030.

• The People’s Place Bounty table, located just outside the doors, offers free produce, bread, baked goods, dairy and protein. Items change daily and are on a first-come, first-served basis during business hours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (845) 338-4030 for more information.

• The Hurley Heritage Society Museum at 52 Main St, Hurley has opened for the season. See the current exhibition “Winslow Homer at Hurley – an artist’s view”. featuring reproductions of the paintings and illustrations that Homer created during his visits to Hurley between 1870 and 1875. The exhibition features five new paintings this year. The museum’s opening hours are Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Ice Cream Sundays train rides run on Sundays through September 18th. Trains depart from the railway’s Westbrook Lane station in Kingston, near the Hannaford supermarket in Kingston Plaza, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for a duration of approximately one hour. stroll. Tickets are $20 for adults; $14 for children (2 to 12 years old); $19 for seniors, active military and veterans; and free for toddlers 2 and under on laps. Visit catskillmountainrailroad.com.

• Bike Friendly Kingston will host a monthly “Slow Rides” night on the first Thursday of every month through October. Guided rides, lasting five to 20 miles, depart from the Kingston & Ulster YMCA parking lot at 507 Broadway at 6 p.m. The dates are July 7, August 8, September 9 and October 6. Email [email protected] for more information.

• The Tivoli Wide Yard sale, now in its 33rd edition, will take place on Saturday July 30 from 9 am. A map showing the locations of each sale will be published and distributed at Four Corners. For more information, call the village office at (845) 757-2021.

• The Rosendale Theater at 408 Main Street, Rosendale will screen the 1931 original “Frankenstein” with Boris Karloff on July 30, from 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The screening also includes an introduction and Q&A with author James T. Coughlin who wrote “Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Film and Dwight Frye’s Last Laugh. Tickets are $10, $6 for members. For more information and tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3Ib0nlS .

• The Thomas Cole National Historic Site exhibit “Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration” will run through October 20, 2022, at the site, 218 Spring St., Catskill. The exhibit examines the famous Hudson River School artist’s final years before his death in February 1848. For more information and exhibit times, visit www.thomascole.org/visit.

• Stone Ridge Orchard, 3012 State Route 213, Stone Ridge, will host Findings, a curated market of 40 vendors from specialty growers, nurseries, antique dealers from around the world and local makers from the Catskills, Hudson Valley and Besides. The market will feature a plethora of plants, garden antiques, and artisan and farm-fresh produce. Tickets are $15 and are available on Eventbrite by visiting https://bit.ly/3kdNPPG

• The Hudson Wednesday Market returns to 7th Street Park on Warren Street, Hudson, every Wednesday from 4-7pm until October 26. The Basic Farmers Market features a diverse group of vendors. Local artisans interested in selling and showcasing their crafts can email [email protected] Visit upstreetmarket.wixsite.com/hudsonwedmarket/

• Girl Named Tom performs at Bardavon, 35 Market, St., Poughkeepsie, July 15 at 8 p.m. in a special benefit concert for Mid-Hudson Love Inc. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by calling (845) 473-5288, (845) 339-6088 by emailing [email protected], and Bardavon and UPAC in Kingston, 601 Broadway. Tickets can also be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com (but charges will apply).

• New York City Opera and Teatro Grattacielo headline the Phenicia International Festival of the Voice in Phenicia August 5-7. Featured performances include Teatro Grattacielo’s production of Mozart’s “Don Giovani” on August 5 at 8:30 p.m., New York City Opera’s Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” on August 6 at 8:30 p.m., and “Opera in the Movies” in partnership with the Woodstock Film Festival on August 7 at 8:30 p.m. Visit https://www.phoeniciavoicefest.org/.

• The Rhinebeck Farmers Market has opened for the season in the municipal parking lot at 61 E. Market St., Rhinebeck. The market will take place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., except from December 4 to December 18. Visit rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com for more information.

• The Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Catskill Flyer scenic trains are back on the tracks of the old Ulster and Delaware Railroad. Trips take place from Saturday to September 17. Trains depart from Westbrook Lane Station near Hannaford Supermarket at Kingston Plaza in Kingston at 11:00am 1:00pm and 3:00pm for a journey of approximately one hour. Tickets are $16, adults; $10 children (2 to 12 years old); $15, seniors, military and veterans: and free for toddlers 2 and under on lap. Visit catskillmountainrailroad.com/

• The Senate Chamber State Historic Site in downtown Kingston is open. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until Halloween. Tours depart hourly, with the last tour departing at 4 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, call (845) 338-2786 or visit https://parks.ny.gov.

• The Kingston Farmers’ Market has returned to its outdoor location in the Ulster County Courthouse parking lot, 285 Wall Street. The market will take place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until November 19.

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