Ongoing

Voice Theatre’s Summer Youth Workshop, July 10–16

Register now. Two age groups: 9-12 & 13-17 A fun supportive environment for young people to explore theatre skills that develop confidence and focus, while having fun in a safe, creative space. Professional instructors lead classes in acting, voice, movement and improv. Five Day Workshop: 9-3pm – July 10-14, Saturday Rehearsal: July 15 Family Presentation: July 16
info@voicetheatre.org/845 679 0154/New World Home Cooking/1411 Rt. 212, Saugerties, NY

July 17 – July 21

CaravanKids Summer Workshop, will expose children to the wonderful world of dance in an inspiring fun-filled way and includes theater games, storytelling, nature hikes and arts & crafts. Cost $225 half day 9:00 – 12:00, $350 full day 9:00 – 3:00.
(845) 256-9300, vanavercaravan.org, vcoffice@vanavercaravan.org, Stone Mountain Farm, New Paltz.

July 24 – August 13

SummerDance on Tour! program offers daily workshops in a wide range of styles and includes opportunity for dancers ages 9-teen to perform at regional venues. Dance disciplines include: Modern, Percussive, Flamenco, Yoga, House, and Ballet. $900 full session ($350 single session)
(845) 256-9300, vanavercaravan.org, vcoffice@vanavercaravan.org, Stone Mountain Farm, New Paltz.

Mark Gruber Gallery

Featuring Hudson Valley artists. Though July 8: Echoes of the Part Group Show, Opening Reception May 27, 5-7 PM
Contact Gallery for open hours. New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz NY/845-255-1241/ markgruber@verizon.net / www.markgrubergallery.com

Forsyth Nature Center

FREE and OPEN EVERY DAY of the year. Visit with the animals and bring along healthy treats like apples, carrots, and greens. Fall and Winter Hours: M-F 7-5, Weekends and Holidays 9-1 Like us on Facebook to get news on upcoming special events
Kingston/ forsythnature@aol.com /(845) 339-1277

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Reopens in the Spring
9 Norton Rd./Red Hook, NY 12571/ 845-752-3200

Minnewaska State Park

Two beautiful “sky lakes” on the site of two former hotels with more than 50 miles of trails and carriageways and numerous scenic views. Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing. Dogs on leash. 50 miles of trails on 22,123 acres
Route 44/55/Kerhonkson/Ulster County/NY

Wilderstein Historic Site

House museum in Rhinebeck, New York. The estate, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux designed landscape, is widely regarded as the Hudson Valley’s most important example of Victorian architecture. Guided tours through October.
wilderstein.org / 330 Morton Road /Rhinebeck/ 845.876.4818

John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge

Visit the Lodge! It’s a trip, but worth seeing the “other” John Burroughs site & his grave. Free tours of are offered the first weekend of the month, through October, from 11 to 3. Reservations are not needed. Donations towards the upkeep of the Lodge are gratefully accepted. Learn more at our website,
John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge/1633 Burroughs Memorial Road/Roxbury, NY 12474 / www.woodchucklodge.org

Hudson River Maritime Museum

Summer carving, boat-building, furniture building, woodworking, and boating classes are now live! Check back often as we add new classes summer and fall classes.
Hudson River Maritime Museum/50 Rondout Landing/Kingston

New Paltz Historical Society

First Wednesday of each month during the coming year. As always, these talks are Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. (There is a $5 suggested donation to help support our programs.) All Events are held on the First Wednesday of each Month 7:00 pm, at the
New Paltz Community Center/3 Veterans Drive/New Paltz

Unison Arts Center

• Check with Unison on these programs. Ongoing Classes: Life drawing Tuesdays 5:30, and Thursdays at Unison, 7:30pm, alternatie Saturdays 10am. Qigong for Seniors: Mondays 11am, Qigong: Tuesdays, 5:30pm
Unison/68 Mountain Rest Rd/New Paltz/ 255-1559/ Unisonarts.org

Unison Arts Center

• Sculpture Garden at Unison. Open All Year Round. Special objects “Ghost in the Woods,” Matt Pozorski. Garden features over 50 sculptures by established and emerging artists. Wander our 5 acres of woodland and meadow paths and delight in the sculptures, sited with their natural surroundings in mind.
Unison Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz/845-255-1559/ Unisonarts.org

Bob Babb Wednesday Hikes

Mohonk Preserve Bob Babb Wednesday Walks welcome adults of all ages and levels of ability aged 18 and above. No reservations are required. Hikes will start at 9:30am at the trailhead parking lot listed in the schedule 7 end between 12noon and 1pm. Be prepared with appropriate gear for the conditions and type of hike. Inclement weather—call June Finer, Hike Coordinator 845-255-7247 between 7:30-8am.
Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center/Mohonk Preserve/845-255-0919/ mohonkpreserve.org

Sundays

First Sunday Free Gallery Talk with guest educator Kevin Cook. Artist and guest educator Kevin Cook provides gallery talks at the Dorsky Museum on the first Sunday of each month during the spring 2017 semester. These instructive guided talks are open to the public. 2 PM
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art SUNY New Paltz 845-257-3844/ sdma@newpaltz.edu / newpaltz.edu/museum/programs/public_programs.html

Tuesdays

• Israeli Folk Dance with Josh Tabak. Steps taught at the beginners level/ adjusted for participants. No experience required, just the joy of dancing. Israeli folk dancing dates back to the 1800s and is performed today to popular Israeli songs. 1:30PM – 3:00PM. Donation at the door.
Unison Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz/845-255-1559/ Unisonarts.org

• Life Drawing. Unison offers a life-drawing session every Tuesday to give artists and students an opportunity to work with experienced models under controlled lighting. There is no instruction. 7:30PM – 9:30PM. $10 members | $15 non-/per class
Unison Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz/845-255-1559/ Unisonarts.org

Wednesdays

Tango at the Pavilion. June 7 to September 27.Wednesdays June, July, August, and September. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Join Nina Jirka, of Tango New Paltz, and learn how to Tango! Come for an hour-long lesson from 6pm-7pm and stay for open dance from 7pm-8pm. Bring water and comfortable shoes for dancing. All ages welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required and payment is due at time of registration. Space is limited, register early. Cost is $12 per lesson. Open dance starting at 7pm is open to anyone, with a suggested donation of $5.
(845) 255-0919/Mohonk Preserve P.O. Box 715 New Paltz / mohonkpreserve.org

Thursdays

• First and third Thursday Astronomy Night, presented by SUNY Department of Physics and Astronomy Raj Pandya and Amy Bartholomew offer a free planetarium show, followed by telescope observing (when the sky is clear). Tickets, required for planetarium, are available free one week in advance. Tickets not required at Observatory.
John R. Kirk Planetarium in the Coykendall Science Building; Smolen Observatory/Raj Pandya 845-257-3818/pandyar@newpaltz.edu / www.newpaltz.edu/planetarium/

• Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese healing and martial art. Slow and graceful movements promote health and restore harmony of mind, body, and spirit. Students learn how to combine proper body alignment with breathing, relaxation, and concentration in a way that increases the flow of vital energy, or Qi, inside the body. The instructor, Martha Cheo, has been practicing Tai Chi Chuan for almost 30 years. 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Beginners and Mixed Levels 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Slow Set plus Advanced Forms $10 members | $12 non-members
Unison/68 Mountain Rest Rd./New Paltz/845-255-x1559

Saturdays

• Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese healing and martial art. Its slow and graceful movements promote health and restore harmony of mind, body, and spirit. Students learn how to combine proper body alignment with breathing, relaxation, and concentration in a way that increases the flow of vital energy, or Qi, inside the body. 8:45 – 9:45 am: Beginners and Mixed Levels. $10 members | $12 non.
Unison Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz/845-255-1559/ Unisonarts.org

• Life Drawing session give artists and students an opportunity to work with experienced models under controlled lighting. No instruction. Saturdays @ 10:15 am – 1:15 pm* $15 members | $20 non-members per class *
Unison Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road / New Paltz/845-255-1559/ Unisonarts.org

• Repair Cafe Gardiner. 12pm – 4pm Meets the 4th Sunday of every other month. Find tools and materials to help you make the repair you need: on furniture, small appliances & housewares, clothes & textiles, jewelry, lamps & lighting, artwork, crockery, toys & more. “Repair coaches” such as electricians, seamstresses, mechanics & all-purpose fix-it pros to get you started and help along the way. Coffee/tea, free, and baked treats and fruit (for sale). Visit www.facebook.com/RepairCafeHudsonValley For more info or to volunteer contact Nicolea; 255-1255 or Wendy 255-9775/ recycling.tog@gmail.com.
Gardiner Library/255-1255/ librarian@gardinerlibrary.org.

• John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge: Wild Saturdays are the first Saturday at 1:00 May through October for an eclectic hour-long free program in the spirit of JB!
Woodchuck Lodge/1633 Burroughs Memorial Rd/Roxbury/ woodchucklodge.org

Walking Tours Kingston

Resume in the Spring. Exhibition and Friends of Historic Kingston 1812 Johnston House Tour – Fridays and Saturdays from 11am- 4pm Tour of the interior of the c. 1812 Johnston House, the former home and showroom of nationally noted antiques dealer Fred J. Johnston where his collection of 18th and early 19th century furnishings and decorative arts.
(845) 339-0720/ www.fohk.org

Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society

1st Mondays-September-June, free programs on topics of local historical interest. 7pm. Check our website for upcoming programs and trips.
Vineyard Common Theater Building/300 Vineyard Ave/Highland/845-255-7742/ www.TOLHPS.org

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

Collecting, preserving, and sharing stories of all Purple Heart recipients. This inspiring site should be visited at least once in your life to honor the men and women who served in the name of liberty. Not far from Washington’s HQ in Newburgh and the New Windsor Contonment where his troops stayed. What a great way to spend a day with your family this year. Go to websites for hour and directions.
374 Temple Hill Road/New Windsor/ thepurpleheart.com / (845) 561-1765

Empire State Railway Museum

Opens weekends from Memorial Day through October 11am to 4pm.
70 High Street/Phoenecia/(845) 688-7501 / www.ersm.com

Trolley Museum of New York

Now to Columbus Day, noon to 5pm. Admission & trolley fare. At the museum: Upstairs: Exhibits, gift shop, rest rooms, theater and a Brio train set for the kids to play with.
89 East Strand Street/Kingston/845-331-3399

Gomez Mill House

National Register of Historic Places. Gomez Mill house was the dwelling place of of a host of historic families beginning with Gomez The Jew who had a trading post there in the 1700s. Others include Revolutionary War figures and Dard Hunter-an important Arts and Crafts designer and paper maker. His picturesque paper mill is on the property. Closed Mon & Tues.
11 Mill House Road/Marlboro/ 845-236-3126 / www.gomez.org

Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society

Monthly-free programs on topics of local historical interest. 7pm. Check our website for upcoming programs and speical events or trips.
Vineyard Common Theater Building/300 Vineyard Ave/Highland/845-255-7742/www.TOLHPS.org

The Friends of Historic Saugerties

Brings local history to the community through educational initiatives and programs. FHS gathers monthly, usually the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm in the Community Room of the Saugerties Public Library. Join us to hear a talk or presentation on a topic of local history interest. All events are free and open to everyone.
Saugerties Public Library/ www.saugertiespubliclibrary.org / (845) 246-4317

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

WILDERSTEIN HISTORIC SITE 4th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial. Eighteen amazing sculptures gracing our landscape done by a diverse group of Hudson Valley artists. Curated by FRANC PALAIA, work on display encompasses a wide range of styles and mediums. Open to the public daily, 9am to 4pm, through October 31.
Wilderstein Historic Site/330 Morton Road/ Rhinebeck/845-876-4818

Mohonk Preserve Programs

• Programs, Events & Hikes: www.mohonkpreserve.org/events

• Rock The Ridge: www.mohonkpreserve.org/rock-the-ridge

• Rock and Snow “Bridge 2 Bridge” Run: www.mohonkpreserve.org/rock-and-snow-bridge-2-bridge-run

• Annual Benefit Auction: www.mohonkpreserve.org/auction

• Pfalz Point Trail Challenge: www.mohonkpreserve.org/pptc

• Weekend Hikes: www.mohonkpreserve.org/weekend-hikes

• Bob Babb Wednesday Walks: www.mohonkpreserve.org/bob-babb-wednesday-walks