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  • Thursday, August 21 - Sunday, August 31
    Kingston Festival of the Arts and Taste of Kingston
    11 days throughout the city. Tickets, schedules, more info at kingstonfestival.org and facebook.com/kingstonfestival

  • Wednesday, August 27
    Preschoolers in the Park
    Butterfly Hunt. 10:30am-noon. Led by naturalist Jamie McGinnis. Registration required. Phone: 845-255-0752. Url: http://nysparks.com.

  • Thursday, August 28 - Sunday, August 31
    Honky Tonk Highway
    This foot-stomping country western romp was an Award winning Off Broadway hit. There’s something for everyone in this fantastic musical journey! Thu-Sat 8pm: $39, Sun 2pm: $34. Phone: 845-647-5511. Url: http://shadowlandtheatre.org.

  • Friday, August 29
    Dance Meet Up with Metropolitan Hot Club
    A gypsy jazz group that plays hot swing of the 30s and 40s. 8pm, 7:30pm lesson. No partner or experience needed. $15, $10 members. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url: http://unisonarts.org.

  • Friday, August 29 - Saturday, August 30
    11th Annual Wall Street Jazz Festival
    8pm Friday night concert at the Old Dutch Church $15, 6-10pm Saturday free outdoor concert. Url: http://wallstreetjazzfestival.com.

  • Friday, August 29
    Kingston Night Market
    6-10pm. Shops, galleries, and restaurants host a mix of fun, art, music, food and wine in the form of Parisian style antique markets. Url: http://kingstonwaterfront.com.

  • Friday, August 29 - Sunday, August 31
    Woodstock Shakespeare Festival 19th Season
    Twelfth Night, one of the bard’s most hilarious comedies is performed by Bird-On-A-Cliff Theatre Company on Woodstock’s outdoor Elizabethan stage. 5pm. Free, $5 suggested donation. Blankets, chairs, picnics welcome. Phone: 845-247-4007. Url: http://birdonacliff.org.

  • Saturday, August 30
    Glimpses into Existence: Martin Heidegger
    10:30-11:30am. Philosophical discussion with Gregory Sadler. Phone: 845-331-0507. Url: http://kingstonlibrary.org.

  • Saturday, August 30 - Monday, September 1
    Woodstock-New Paltz Art and Crafts Fair
    Sat & Sun 10am-5:30pm, Mon 10am-4pm. Over 300 artists and craftspeople. Exhibitions, demonstrations, children’s center, furniture, supplies, entertainment, specialty foods and health care products. $8, $7 seniors, 12 & under free. Url: http://quailhollow.com.

  • Sunday, August 31
    Woodstock Fine Art Auction
    1pm. Featuring art from private collections and estates of historic and national/international interest. The auction features 19th- and 20th-Century Contemporary American, European, and worldwide art in the $500-$20,000 range. There is live, phone, and online bidding. Previews hours begin August 23. Phone: 845-679-2940. Url: http://woodstockart.org.

  • Sunday, August 31
    Hooley on the Hudson
    11:30am-9pm. Irish Festival with live music, cultural exhibits, food & craft vendors, children’s activities. Free. Url: http://ulsteraoh.com.

  • Sunday, August 31
    Wine Tasting on the Five Lock Walk
    1-4pm. Phone: 845-687-9311. Url: http://canalmuseum.org.

  • Thursday, September 4 - Sunday, September 7
    Honky Tonk Highway
    This foot-stomping country western romp was an Award winning Off Broadway hit. There’s something for everyone in this fantastic musical journey! Thu-Sat 8pm: $39, Sun 2pm: $34. Phone: 845-647-5511. Url: http://shadowlandtheatre.org.

  • Thursday, September 4
    18th Annual Fall for Art
    6-9pm. Art show, sale and cocktail reception showcasing the work of Hudson Valley artists and benefiting the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and community programs it supports. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to the "Emerging Artists of the Hudson Valley" high school art competition. $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Url: http://fallforart.org.

  • Saturday, September 6 - Sunday, September 28
    Hudson River Valley Ramble
    Weekends in September; Annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. See the full schedule at hudsonrivervalleyramble.com

  • Friday, September 12 - Sunday, September 14
    Falling
    This engaging play explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man. Semi-autobiographical, the play bravely asks "How do you love someone who is difficult to love?" Fri-Sat 8pm: $39, Sun 2pm: $34. Phone: 845-647-5511. Url: http://shadowlandtheatre.org.

  • Thursday, September 18 - Sunday, September 21
    Falling
    This engaging play explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man. Semi-autobiographical, the play bravely asks "How do you love someone who is difficult to love?" Thu-Sat 8pm: $39, Sun 2pm: $34. Phone: 845-647-5511. Url: http://shadowlandtheatre.org.

  • Friday, September 19
    Kingston's Buried Treasures
    Christopher Tappen - Kingston's Unsung Hero. Presented by Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack. 5:30pm. Free. Phone: 845-340-3055. Email: poneill@nycourts.gov.

  • Thursday, September 25 - Sunday, September 28
    Falling
    This engaging play explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man. Semi-autobiographical, the play bravely asks "How do you love someone who is difficult to love?" Thu-Sat 8pm: $39, Sun 2pm: $34. Phone: 845-647-5511. Url: http://shadowlandtheatre.org.

  • Sunday, September 28
    The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Annual Garden...
    Victoria St. John Gilligan and Michael and Clare Graham will be honored for their significant contributions to their communities. Celebrating our 45th year, the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley has been a driving force of philanthropy in the region, distributing funds from thousands of donors and connecting people who care with causes that matter. For more information or to obtain a copy of the annual report, call 845-452-3077 or visit the website at cfhvny.org This year's Garden Party will be held at Lang Syne, Leggett Rd, Stone Ridge.

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A Standout Among Wedding Venues. Plan the Perfect Ceremony or Reception. You’ve dreamed of this special day for a long time, and our experienced staff will help you transform your wedding into a day to remember. Picture your your ceremony or reception under the majestic Shawangunk Cliffs, with surrounding serene vistas and the astounding beauty of one of the most intimate wedding venues.We look forward to making your wedding dreams come true. For more information on planning, please contact our sales office or submit a request form from our website.

3116 Rte 44/55, Gardiner
845-255-1110

Dr. Elinor B. Descovich, Optometrist

Eye Examinations, Contact Lenses, No Line Bifocals,Prescriptions Filled

in Dedrick's Pharmacy Plaza 188 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-8370

Family owned and operated in the heart of New Paltz. Imported meats & cheeses, catering, prepared foods, gourmet coffees, hot breakfast, specialty sandwiches, house-made bread & Gluten Free breads. Indoor & outdoor seating or DELIVERY.

164 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-1485

Horseback riding for all ages! On 117 acres. Beautiful trails. Excellent horses. Birthday parties and other celebrations. Gift certificates available. Celebrating 48 years!

Route 302, Bullville
845-361-1429

Voted "Best Breakfast" in Best of Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Magazine. Innovative American and Vegetarian cuisine. Our menu features wonderful gourmet breakfasts, homemade soups, unique salads & sandwiches, pasta, burgers, creative entrees, vegan dishes, and much more. Our in house bakery provides freshly baked breads, muffins, brownies, and other delicious treats. Gluten free bread available. Extensive beer & wine menu.

59 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-7766

Town of Lloyd (Highland) has $$$ to lend for new and existing businesses in the township. Low interest. Also, smaller loans with quick paperwork for facade improvements that conform to town's design standards. Call now for more information & loan forms.

12 Church St., Highland
845-691-2144

We create custom fine jewelry using recycled precious metals, conflict free diamonds and unique gemstones. Specializing in wedding bands or reworking your old pieces into something new. We also do intricate repairs on jewelry and watches.

11 Church St. Suite 3, New Paltz
845-255-5872

A 19th Century Victorian in a peaceful village setting with large lawn and mature trees. Located near the Mid-Hudson Bridge, Hudson Valley attractions and colleges (Vassar, Marist, New Paltz). Four guest rooms each with private bath, TV/VCR, AC and queen size beds. Rooms tastefully decorated and restored: Room with fireplace available. Breakfast served in dining room. On-line reservations.

34 North Road, Highland
845-834-3183

Do it yourself or use our in store drop off or pick up and delivery service for laundry and dry cleaning. Across the street from Trailways Bus Terminal.

140 Main St Plaza, New Paltz
845-255-7554

The premier Food & Lodging Guide in New Paltz that is built for mobile devices. Your #1 source to eat & sleep in New Paltz—find addresses, phone #s, web sites, maps, discount coupons & more. Download free App at web site.


Since 1979, Sal's place has been a hub of good food and good cheer in our charming village. A real "neighborhood place" that welcomes everyone, and offers a menu to tempt every appetite. Eat in, or take out. Catering, too. Lunch 7 Days • Dinner Thur-Sat 5-10pm. Pub Menu Mon-Wed 'til 9pm. Mon-30 cent Wing Nite • Tues -Seasonal BBQ Thurs Dinner Buy 1st get 2nd Half Price. See website for Walkway discount coupon.

99 Vineyard Ave, Highland
845-691-2811

Traditional Artisan Baking. All butter crust pies, local apples, the finest ingredients. Luscious Cream Puffs, Chocolate Chubbies, Scones and Muffins made fresh daily. Winner "Best Desserts" Hudson Valley Magazine. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

10 Plattekill Ave, New Paltz
845-255-3434

Delicious Wines Handcrafted in the Hudson Valley. 25 acres of vineyard, a friendly Tasting Room, a beautiful deck for picnics, and a spectacular view of the Shawangunk Cliffs Chardonnay, Merlot, our popular Awosting White and more....

331 McKinstry Rd, Gardiner
845-255-4613

A different kind of tree service focusing on tree preservation. As a "Certified Arborist" with 30 years of experience I will show you how we can solve tree issues, reduce hazard, and beautify your landscape all in one visit. Fully insured.

New Paltz
845-255-8741

A super clean, super friendly, full-service drop off, or self service coin operated laundry. 4:30am-11pm every day. Easy parking. Senior citizen discount. First time drop off discount 10%. Donna, the manager, is on premises M-F, 10am-3:30pm. Free refreshments. New management. Also visit us at the Park Ave Laundromat, Wallkill.

14 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz
845-255-5449

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