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

August Events

2nd Annual DRAW-A-THON!! Join us at the D.R.A.W. Studio on August 6th for a 12-hour drawing marathon! From 10 AM-10 PM we will have the floors, walls and windows of the D.R.A.W. Studio covered with paper and ready for you to draw all over it. We will have artist-led drawing prompts, workshops and, of course, the beloved DRAW-A-TON will be spitting out personalized drawings ON-THE-SPOT just for you.

When: Saturday, August 6, 10am-10pm

Where: DRAW KIngston, 20 Cedar Street, Kingston.

Drumsong Orchestra for Women Directed by Ubaka Hill.  All levels and all Drums and Percussion are welcome. Learn to drum, sing and drum, creative expression, world rhythms, healing rhythms and performance. Some loaner Drums are available on a first come basis. Open and free participation. Donations are appreciated. LEARN. CREATE. ELEVATE. UbakaHillDrumsong.org

When: Wednesday, August 10, 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston.

Bon Odori Dance Festival for Peace The traditional Japanese Buddhist “Bon-odori” Dance Festival held in August is to observe “Obon”, the ritual of remember-ing our ancestors and reconnecting with family and friends. We’ll celebrate our community by featuring clean energy, local businesses and farms, arts and culture and the spirit of healthy living to take steps toward a Nuclear-Free Future. Commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the 11th anniversary of the Fukushima Meltdown and the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl Meltdown.

When: Saturday, August 6, 12-8pm

Where: TR Gallo Waterfront Park, 30 Rondout Landing, Kingston.

Caribbean Carnival Seasoned Gives is proud to announce the FREE EVENT! THIRD ANNUAL CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL at Cantine Veterans Memorial Field in Saugerties, New York. On August 13th 2022 authentic Caribbean food, music and cultural events for a day of Carnival fun! Just as in the West Indies, carnival celebration signals the “Crop Over” time when harvest completed. We plan to bring the joy of the West Indies to all! Featuring $1000 grand prize for best dressed competition!!!! Come eat, drink, laugh and enjoy with us!

When: Saturday, August 13, 11am

Where: Cantine Field, Pavilion Street, Saugerties.

Kingston Artists Soapbox Derby The Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby, now celebrating 27 years, is a parade of non-motorized kinetic sculptures capable of rolling down lower Broadway in Kingston, NY. Cash prizes, gift certificates and one-of-kind artist designed trophies are awarded in various categories and are judged for their creativity, originality and engineering. Enjoy live performances, a wacky awards ceremony and more. KingstonArtistSoapboxDerby.com.

When: Sunday, August 14, 12-3pm

Where: Parade route from Corner of Spring and Broadway to TR Gallo Park, Kingston.

Harm Reduction Works This meeting is held in person at the Samadhi Center in Kingston NY and also on zoom. See below for virtual meeting info. **Harm Reduction Works-HRW is a Mutual Aid meeting open to ANYONE who’s interested in learning about or practicing Harm Reduction for ANY reason. Abstinence welcome but not required and labels are not necessary, ALL ARE WELCOME!! 845-853-8148, samadhiny.org

When: Saturday, August 27, 2-3:30pm

Where: Samadhi Center, 150 Sawkill Rd, Kingston.

Energy Dance Company Auditions Come be part of the ENERGY that is ENERGY DANCE COMPANY! Creative routines in Hip Hop, African, Latin, Reggae, Modern and More. Please bring a choreographed routine and be prepared to freestyle! Energizers (ages 8-12) Energy (ages 13-16) ALL ABILITY LEVELS WELCOME! Please bring water. For liability purposes, all participants must sign in with an adult. Register today at CCE4ME.ORG

When: Sunday, August 21, 1-5pm

Where: Center for Creative Education, 16 Cedar Street, Kingston.

MYKK Photography Now! Student Exhibition This special exhibit features photographs from the notable MyKingstonKids Photography Now! Program. Talented youth ages 13-18 were taught by local professional photographer Star Nigro for this free 8-week program. Enjoy the many different aspects and views that our young community members have produced! For more info on the exhibit, the program and registration for future classes head to mykingstonkids.com > programs > Photography Now! or call 845-896-0105.

When: Through Saturday, August 27

Where: Matthewis Persen House Museum, 74 John Street, Kingston.