Ongoing

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/(845) 339-1277/forsythnature@aol.com

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 22123 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. Wilderstein was the home of Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, a distant cousin and confidante of Franklin Roosevelt. Guided tours through October. Gift shop, hiking trails, and spectacular Hudson River views. Come see the best seats in the house! This exhibition celebrates six generations of the Suckleys and their extended family through a curated show of over 40 chairs and other seating from the Wilderstein collection.
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 and his grave. Free tours of Woodchuck Lodge 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

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
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

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-members per class
Unison Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz/845-255-1559/UnisonArts.org

Wednesdays

• Tango Dance Lessons: Basic and Intermediate @ Unison. Tango anyone? Join Nina Jirka every Wednesday night for tango. Tango basics taught from 7-8 p.m. and intermediate tango follows from 8-9 p.m. No partner required! Fee.
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

Thursdays

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. 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 Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz/845-255-1559/UnisonArts.org

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-members
Unison Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz/845-255-1559/UnisonArts.org

• Repair Cafe Gardiner. 2pm – 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!, Not to mention with our season’s kickoff with a program in honor of JB’s b’day as close to April 3 as we can get!!
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

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

Trolley Museum of New York

Reopens May 2017. Check website for opening date, then 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

On the 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 picturesqaue 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/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

Empire State Railway Museum

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

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