A Magazine About Food, Art & Exchange In Midtown Kingston, Published By The Hudson Valley Current.

APRIL EVENTS 2023

PETER & THE WOLF AND CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS Peter and the Wolf, a lyrical symphonic fairy tale for children composed by Sergei Prokofiev, will be narrated by David Gonzalez while Frederick Chiu accompanies on the piano. Followed by a performance of composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, a musical suite of fourteen movements, each for various animals, including The Tortoise, The Swan, and Wild Horses. WHEN: April 8, 3-4pm. WHERE: Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston.

KINGSTON BUSINESS BOOST Join other inspiring business owners in using simple tools to take action and see results. Increase profits, learn to grow without capital, overcome obstacles and take action forward. This is a free program offered at The Broadway Bubble Community Hub. Workshops will run on Thursday evenings 4/13/2023- 5/18/2023. WHEN: April 13, 6:30-8pm. WHERE: Broadway Bubble Community Hub, 718 Broadway, Kingston. 

2ND ANNUAL ECO ARTS WEEKThe D.R.A.W. in midtown Kingston is holding its 2nd annual Eco Arts Week, April 15-23, featuring workshops that focus on eco art, environmental activism, upcycling, repurposing, bio-material exploration, and deep listening. The week of events features a kickoff keynote presentation by sTo Len, NYC artist-in-residence at the Department of Sanitation. Supported by a Challenge America grant, the Eco Arts Week acknowledges Earth Day, which is on April 22. Find out more about this years Eco Arts Week and the workshops that will be offered at drawkingston.org. WHEN: April 15-23, 10am-9pm. WHERE: DRAW Kingston, 20 Cedar Street, Kingston. 

HARAMBEE PRESENTS THE 6TH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH KINGSTON GALA Engage in a night of musical performances, dancing and dinner. You can also participate in our auction including a variety of amazing community gifts. This event is a Fundraiser for the African-American Festival. The theme this year is “The Royal Gala: A Tribute to the 70’s”, in which we ask that you consider arriving in 1970’s garb or accessory. Tickets are on sale at eventbrite.com. WHEN: April 15, 6-10pm. WHERE: The Tavern at Diamond Mills, 25 S Partition Street, Saugerties.

PET WELLNESS CLINIC AT UCSPCA The Ulster County SPCA is offering a Pet Wellness Clinic with spots from 12-4pm. Veterinary exam, vaccinations, testing, microchipping, nail trim, deworming, and preventatives available. By appointment only with a non-refundable deposit required. Call 845-331-5377 ext. 215 to book now and for more information. WHEN: April 17, 12-4pm. WHERE: Ulster County SPCA, 20 Wiedy Rd, Kingston.

CONSTITUTION DAY AT SENATE HOUSE April 20th is the anniversary of the signing of the first New York State Constitution, right here in Kingston! Visit the museum for a tour, participate in a quill pen writing activity, grab a copy of the original 1777 NYS Constitution, and learn more about this foundational document.  This program is included with standard admission.  $7/Adults, $5/Seniors, Children 12 & under are free. WHEN: April 20, 10am-5pm. WHERE: Senate House State Historic Site, 296 Fair St, Kingston.

BUILD A BAT HOUSE FOR EARTH DAY For Earth Day we will be holding a special 3 hour class where students will build their own bat house and learn about the importance of bats to our ecosystem. The first half hour will be a fun educational information session all about bats! Following the presentation, students will assemble their bat house with the assistance of our woodworking instructor, and have a special homemade bat house to bring home. This program is great for all ages and family friendly. WHEN: April 22, 9am-12pm. WHERE: Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing Kingston.

SUPER SATURDAY: THE SWORD IN THE STONE Join Kingston Library for Traveling Lantern Theatre Company’s very special 2 actor performance of this classic tale. Young Wart stumbles upon an unusual friend: a memorable and beloved old sorcerer named Merlin. He is soon astonished to discover that he is the only person in the kingdom who can pull the legendary blade Excalibur, from its massive stone pedestal. Little does he know that he will grow up to become the just, ethical, and admired King Arthur! Ages 5 – 12. Registration required. WHEN: April 29, 10:30-12:30am. WHERE: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.