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What’s happening in the Mid-Hudson Valley as of June 19, 2022 – Daily Freeman

• Performing Arts of Woodstock’s production of Jen Silverman’s morbid comedy “The Moors,” ends its run at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center at 56 Rock Road, Woodstock. The last Sunday matinee is June 19 at 1:30 pm Tickets are $23, general admission; senior citizens and students, $20; Members, $15. Group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased at

• Staatsburgh State Historic Site will host a free presentation highlighting ongoing research initiatives to uncover marginalized Hudson Valley histories in recognition of Juneteenth Weekend. Staatsburgh’s Historic Interpreter Zachary Veith discusses his research into the Black people living and working in both the Staatsburgh estate and in the hamlet of Staatsburg, Sunday, June 19, at 1 pm Both programs are free, but reservations are required at /StaatsburghSHS.

• QPOP’s free Juneteenth weekend celebration continues. A Block Party at Block Park on Abeel Street takes place June 19, from 2-7 pm featuring a roster of local musicians performing, craft vendors and wellness practitioners offering healing experiences. Rain date for the film festival is Sunday, June 19, at the Art Life Institute, 185 Abeel St., Kingston.

• The city of Kingston will host a day-long celebration of the completion of the 750-mile Empire State Trail culminating with a performance by the Albany Symphony at the Hutton Brickyards and fireworks on June 19. The event features outdoor activities throughout the day including hiking, cycling, Trolley Museum of New York trolly rides and boat rides aboard the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s solar-powered boat Solaris, Musical performances include Taina Asili at 6:15 pm and the Albany Symphony at 7:30 pm followed by fireworks at 9 :30 pm Limited parking will be available at Hutton Brickyards and Kingston Point Beach & Park.

• Claryville Fire Department, 1500 Denning Road, Claryville, will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 19, from 8 am to noon at the firehouse, 1500 Denning Road, Claryville. Along with pancakes, there will be three types of eggs, French toast, hashbrowns, sausage, fire department specialties, orange juice, coffee, and tea. Admission is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 11. Children ages 4 and under will be admitted free. Take-out orders are available by calling (845) 985-7270.

• The Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle series at Bard College’s Olin Hall in Annandale-on-Hudson closes out with “Beloved Piano Quartets” Saturday, June 25, at 7 pm Individual tickets are $35; $5 for students. (845) 758-7900;

• An outdoor summer music concert series, “Twilight Music in the Parks,” takes place Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm at the Ulster Visitor Center on the Highland side of Walkway Over the Hudson off of US Route 9W, through Sept. 1.

• The Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, will have a Repair Café on Sunday, June 26, from 1 to 4 pm Repair Café is a free event where community members bring their broken items, and together with volunteer Repair Coaches, fix them . Broken items include small appliances, lamps, frames, chairs and more. Visit for more information.

• The Stewart House and The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society will have a fundraiser on Sunday, June 26, from 3 to 5 pm at the River Grill at The Stewart House, 1 N. Water St., Athens. Tickets are available at The Stewart House, by visiting or by calling (518) 828-5294.

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

• People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center’s monthly Evening Of Holistic Health collaboration with the Holistic Health Community continues. The first Wednesday evening of each month from 3 to 7 pm at 775 Broadway, Kingston.

• Coach House Players at 12 Augusta St., Kingston, will present “On Golden Pond” for six performances from Friday, July 1, to Sunday, July 10. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm, with the Sunday matinee performance at 2 pm Prices are $20, $18 for seniors ages 62 and older, and $10 for students 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling (845) 331-2476 or going online to

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

• People’s Place Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 pm at 17 St. James St., Kingston. Donations of fresh and shelf-stable foods are being accepted. Call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Bounty Table, located just outside the doors, offers free produce, breads, baked goods, dairy items and proteins. The items change daily and are first-come, first serve during business hours, 10 am to 1 pm Call (845) 338-4030 for additional information.

• The Hurley Heritage Society Museum at 52 Main St, Hurley has opened for the season. View the ongoing exhibit “Winslow Homer in Hurley — an Artist’s View.” featuring reproductions of the paintings and illustrations Homer created during his visits to Hurley between 1870 and 1875. The exhibition features five new paintings this year. Museum hours are Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4 pm

• Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Ice Cream Sundays train rides take place Sundays from through Sept. 18. Trains depart from the railroad’s Westbrook Lane Station in Kingston near the Hannaford Supermarket in Kingston Plaza at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm for an approximately one-hour ride. Tickets are $20 for adults; $14 for children (ages 2-12); $19 for seniors, active military personnel, and veterans; and free for toddlers 2 and under on lap. Visit

• Bike Friendly Kingston will host monthly evening “Slow Rides” on the first Thursday of each month through October. The guided rides, ranging from five to 20 miles, depart from the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster’s parking lot at 507 Broadway at 6 pm Dates are July 7, Aug. 8, Sept. 9 and Oct. 6. Email for more information.

• The Tivoli Wide Yard sale, in its 33rd year, will be held Saturday July 30, starting at 9 am A map will be published showing the locations of each sale, and distributed at the Four Corners. For more information call the Village Office at (845) 757-2021.

• Lifetime Learning Institute at Bard College enrollment period is through June 21. LLI provides educational and social opportunities for members to share their love of learning and exchange ideas and experiences. Membership is limited to 350 persons; existing members have renewal priority. In the event applications exceed available spaces, new members will be selected by lottery. The annual membership fee is $175. Bard LLI welcomes applications from a diverse and inclusive pool of all potential members. For more information, refer to the organization website at

• Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Church’s exhibition “Celebrate Holy Cross/Santa Cruz … Its Artists, Its Mission, Its Preservation” Saturday, June 25, from 1 pm to 4 pm features works by talented artisan parishioners. See paintings, jewelry, quilts, needlework, and fabric artists on display in the church and parish hall at 30 Pine Grove Ave., Kingston and meet a recently published children’s book author. Tours of the church and the history of the carvings in the sanctuary will be available, The Ulster Immigrant Defense Network will have an information table and the thrift shop will be open. For further information call the church office at (845) 331-6796.

• The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase arrives at Bearsville Center, 277 – 297 Tinker Street, Woodstock, from Oct. 21-23. View fine, contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments, exhibited by their creators in an intimate gathering of stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados and enjoy continuous live music, from 11 am to 6 pm each day of the event in The Bearsville Theater Lounge. Additional seminars, workshops and concerts by separate admission. General Admission is $25 per day. A three-day pass is $60. Advance tickets through the Bearsville Theater box office go on sale in June.

• The United Methodist Church, 12 Lafayette Ave., Coxsackie, will sponsor a take-out only chicken barbecue on Thursday, June 30, from 4 to 6 pm Tickets, which must be purchased by Thursday, June 23, are $15 per person. Dinners will include a half-chicken, a baked potato, corn, coleslaw, a roll, butter and cookies. Orders can be picked up at the Lafayette Avenue parking lot. Tickets are available from any church member or by calling (518) 428-9600 or (518) 731-8072. Call (518) 428-9600 for delivery.

• Thomas Cole National Historic Site’s exhibition “Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration” is set to run through Oct. 20, 2022, at the site, 218 Spring St., Catskill. The exhibition examines the famed Hudson River School artist’s final years before his death in February 1848. For more information and exhibit hours, visit

• Stone Ridge Orchard, 3012 state Route 213, Stone Ridge, will host Findings, a 40-vendor strong, curated market of specialized growers, boutique nurseries, antique dealers from around the globe and local makers from the Catskills, Hudson Valley and beyond. The market will showcase a plethora of plants, garden antiquities and handcrafted and farm-fresh goods. Tickets are $15 and are available at Eventbrite by visiting

• The Hudson Wednesday Market returns to the 7th Street Park on Warren Street, Hudson, each Wednesday from 4-7 pm through Oct. 26. The grassroots farmers market features a diverse group of vendors. Local artisans interested in selling and showing their crafts can email Visit

• Girl Named Tom performs at the Bardavon, 35 Market, St., Poughkeepsie, on July 15 at 8 pm 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, and at the Bardavon and at UPAC in Kingston, 601 Broadway. Tickets can also be purchased at (but fees will apply).

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

• 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 am to 2 pm, with the exception of Dec. 4, through Dec. 18. Visit for more information.

• The Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Catskill Flyer scenic train rides have returned to the rails of the old Ulster and Delaware Railroad. The rides take place Saturdays through Sept. 17. Trains depart from the railroad’s Westbrook Lane station near the Hannaford Supermarket at Kingston Plaza in Kingston at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm for an approximately one-hour ride. Tickets are $16, adults; $10 kids (ages 2-12); $15, seniors, military and veterans: and free for toddlers 2 and under on lap. Visit

• The Senate House State Historic Site in Uptown Kingston is open. Hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm through Halloween. Tours leave on the hour, with the last tour leaving at 4 pm Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors. Children 12 years of age and younger are free. For more information call (845) 338-2786, or visit

• The Kingston Farmers Market has returned to its outdoor location in the Ulster County Courthouse parking lot, 285 Wall St. The market will be every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm until Nov. 19.

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