Event Sites for Winter 2021

Please go online to the venues below to discover the great variety of things to enjoy. With the uncertainty brought on by Covid, it is best to access your information directly from the sponsors for timely planning. Happy Holidays from About Town.


Arts and Exhibitions

Kingston, Arts Society of Kingston
New Paltz, The Dorsky
New Paltz, Mark Gruber Gallery
Woodstock, Woodstock Byrdcliff Guild
Stone Ridge, SUNY Ulster


Theater and Music

Bannerman Island
Ellenville, Shadowland
Highland, Boughton Place
Kingston, Blauweiss Media
Kingston, Ulster Performing Arts
New Paltz, Denizen Theater
Olivebridge, The Ashokan Center
Phoenicia, Festival of the Voice
Saugerties, SPAF, Saugerties Performing Arts Factory
Woodstock, Mavrick Concerts
Woodstock, Woodstock Symphony Orchestra


Farming and Farmstands

Roundout Valley Growers
Hurley, Hudson Valley Farm Hub


Historic Sites/Cruises

Most are closed during the winter, but lots of info online.

Bannerman Island
Germantown, Clermont, NY, Friends of Clermont
High Falls, D&H Canal Society
Highland, Lloyd Historical Society
Kingston, Hudson River Maritime Museum
Kingston, Trolley Museum of NY
Kingston, Volunteer Firemen’s Museum
Kingston, Friends of the Senate House
New Paltz, Annual Historic Home Tour
New Paltz, Historic Huguenot Street
New Paltz, Elting Library Collection
New Paltz, New Paltz Historical Society
Saugerties, Opus 40
Shandaken, Shandaken Historical Museum


Libraries—Always an Excellent Source of Programs

Find Library Programs at each library’s web page.

Highland Public Library
New Paltz, Elting Memorial Library
Milton, Sarah Hull-Hallock Library
Stone Ridge Library
Gardiner Library
Kingston Library
Marlboro, Free Library
Plattekill Library
Esopus Library
Town Of Ulster Public Library
Ellenville Public Library & Museum
Saugerties Public Library
Phoenicia Library
Pine Hill–Morton Memorial Library


Nature/Natural History

Hudson River Almanac
High Falls, Wild Earth Wilderness School
Olivebridge, Ashokan Center


Outdoor Winter Activities

Mohonk Preserve Events
Hudson Valley Rail Trail Winter Fest, Usually in February


Shows and Sales

Train Show
Gem & Mineral
Fall for Art
Postcard Show, Kingston (Watch abouttown.us for next show date)



American Chestnut Foundation

Bring back the Chestnut trees!

Historic Huguenot Street

New Paltz, NY

Hudson River Maritime Museum

Kingston, NY

Hudson Valley Mountain News

Satirical site all about HV.

Meet Me In Marlborough, NY


Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market


Ulster County Beekeepers Association

Save the pollinators, enjoy the honey. Newsletter: https://mail.aol.com/webmail-std/en-us/suite

Ulster County Historical Society

Physical address: 2682 Route 209, Kingston, NY 12401

Unison Arts & Learning Center

68 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, New York 12561

Excellent Online Exhibition -The History of the Poughkeepsie Regatta

This online exhibition, organized and developed by Marist College Archives and Special Collections, takes a deep dive into the rich history of this once annual event and its impact on the region. More than 1,900 photos, documents and objects will be featured. Access the exhibition at https://exhibits.archives.marist.edu/s/regatta/

Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market

2021 Stormville Flea Market Dates
May 29&30; July 10; September 4&5; October 9&10; November 6

2021 Stormville Airport’s ultimate family yard sale dates
June 19; September 11

Flea Market, Antiques & Collectibles
428 Route 216, Stormville, NY
(845) 221-6561

Hudson Valley Gem and Mineral Society, Poughkeepsie, NY
Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Show & Sale

September 18 – 19, 2021
Sat. 10:00 – 5:00 / Sun. 10:00 – 4:00
Gold’s Gym, 258 Titusville Rd., Poughkeepsie

Show Theme: Birthstones

• 28 Dealers: Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Beads, Gems. One Wholesaler

• Six Free Rocks for Kids at “Glitter Mountain”

• SLUICE at “Garnet Gulch” for Treasure!


• Earth Science SCAVENGER HUNT for MHV-HS Students


• Display of Birthstones by Vassar Geology Museum & MHV Members

General Admission $5.00, Seniors/Students $3.00, Children Under 12 – Free With Adult
$1.00 off for two adults with this Ad
Map on Website





Cruise Planners — Amsterdam to Basel

Kathe will be escorting a group on a Rhine River cruise in July, 2022.

Until January 31, Amawaterways is offering 2 different promotions and you may select one.
OPTION 1 – $1,000 pp discount on cruise only portion valid until March 31, 2021
OPTION 2 – Complimentary Land Package (Free Lake Como) valid until January 31, 2021 The itinerary is RHINE CASTLES & SWISS ALPS starting on July 4, 2022 in Amsterdam, cruises for 7 nights and ends in Basal on July 11, 2022.


Kathe chose this for a number of reasons, including a special horticultural event, The Floriade, which only happens every 10 years. The Floriade is a part of The International Horticultural EXPO.

Per Person price starts at $3,899.
Deposit is only $400 per person, with $200 of it being non-refundable. We may go a couple of days early to visit the KEUKENHOF GARDENS in Netherlands and/or staying a few days after.

For more information, please contact Kathe at KKRAUS@CruisePlanners.com OR 845.489.8918.



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