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

June Events 2023

Queer Summer Nights | Orchard Disco: Dance under the stars!  Big Gay Hudson Valley’s Queer Summer Nights events series is returning for Summer 2023 with an Orchard Disco. Spend a queer summer night of dancing with the full spectrum of our community as Superior Sounds serves up the beats & the tap room offers pizza […]


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, […]

WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH $1,000,000? Community Fund Taking Shape in Kingston

On February 25, you’re invited to Tilda’s Kitchen to take part in the ninth and final open forum that will help determine the shape of the Kingston Community Fund, an initiative led by the Good Work Institute that aims to help democratize the distribution of wealth in these parts. Initial funding for the fund will […]


HOLLY BERRY TRAIL The Holly Berry Trail is a Holiday home tour — with local homes decked out in their finest Holiday splendor. This year’s Trail has six Kingston homes, each with their own unique and festive Holiday style that’s guaranteed to inspire your own decorating spirit. Tickets to this event may be found on […]


BRAIDING BREADS & TRADITIONS The transformed Reher Center unveils a new exhibition that celebrates multicultural bread and wisdom. Featuring mouthwatering visuals by food photographer Aaron Rezny, visitors and passersby can learn about distinct breads and the cultures they represent. From Filipino Ensaymada and Guatemalan Pan Dulce to Rondout Rolls and Traditional Challah – there are […]


U-PICK PUMPKINS & SUNFLOWERS Come on down to the farm for fall fun. Pick a pumpkin from our patch or make a bouquet from the flowers. Admission includes 1 Sunflower! Other U-pick Flowers priced per flower. Pricing (sliding scale): Regular/Sliding Child(2-15) $7/ $4. Adult $10/ $8. Family of 4-5 $30/ $20. Family 6-8. $45/$30. If […]


Human beings are born to work with our hands. Centuries of human existence demanded it, and being the wonderful creatures that we are, we gathered together to do it and made all kinds of beautiful things, and creating something beautiful is still the best known cure for a whole host of troubles. Organizers Melissa Hewitt, […]


MyKingstonKids at the Kingston Farmers Market The MyKK booth at the Kingston Farmers Market will feature community mural painting, and spin art activities. Children and all ages are welcome. Check out our MyKK Club Guides, RED-K Apparel, and more. www.mykingstonkids.com. When: Saturday, September 10, 9am-2pm. Where: Kingston Farmers Market, 285 Wall Street, Kingston. Hodgepodge Collage […]

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, […]


July 4th Fireworks Display The City of Kingston plans to celebrate the Fourth of July in style with a fireworks display. Sponsored by Ole Savannah and O’Connor & Partners, the fireworks will be set off from a barge in the Rondout Creek and will be visible from TR Gallo Park, just after dark. There will […]


Releasing into Process $35 ($30 for ASK Members) 18 and up. In this class we will allow for spontaneous movement, stillness, and imagination. Using poetic imagery and various sound environments we can cultivate a heightened awareness of our integrated internal and external landscapes, bringing us into the present moment. Through our practice we create the […]

Life Enhancements: Cure Your Cabin Fever with These Local Organizations

Even in normal times, the shortest month of the year can feel like the longest; it’s a rare soul who’s thrilled with a February snowstorm. This year, what with extra restrictions and so much stress swirling around, it can really start to feel like the walls are closing in. Soon, very soon, the buds will […]


Ulster for Business The Ulster County Office of Economic Development will assist you in defining and achieving your business goals. Whether you want to expand an existing business, establish a new location, or need to hire well qualified employees, Ulster for Business is the place where you can see your plans become a reality. Some […]

Briefs & Opportunities

6 Time World Pizza Champion Better known as the ‘Pizza Geek” or the “Dough Boy”, 6th time world pizza champion Bruno DiFabio has just opened up a new restaurant in Newburg. Founder of the International School of Pizza and owner of over 10 successful pizza restaurants across the United States, DiFabio has brought his latest […]


DUTCHESS COUNTY Country Living Fair. Magazine celebrates its subject at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, rain or shine. All exhibitions will be under cover in barns and tents. June 1-3. 10am to 5pm. 6550 Springbrook Ave Rte. 9, Rhinebeck. A Taste of Arlington. Local restaurants along create a culinary trail of sampling cuisines alongside […]

County Events

ULSTER COUNTY Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix. A grand race benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Ulster County and Woodstock Fire Department, in four parts. May 4-5. In Woodstock and Shandaken. www.womenswoodstockcycling.com. SUNY Ulster Choral and Guitar Ensemble Concert. A grand annual event in SUNY Ulster’s Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge. May 4. 7:30pm. Handwriting […]

Ulster & Dutchess Events

Dutchess events Fighting Forward: The Path toward Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice. Bard College’s Levy Institute presents a conversation about cutting-edge work to create a more just, prosperous future for all. April 2. 7–9pm. 845-758-7073. Good Neighbors Annual Spring Festival.  Sponsored by the Town of Poughkeepsie and the Good Neighbors Committee at Vassar College, the event […]

Ulster & Dutchess Events

ULSTER COUNTY Climate Change and Hope!  Hudson Valley resident, actor Tim Guinee is a leader and a mentor in former Vice-President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. March 5. 7:30pm. Rough Draft Bar & Books, 82 John St., Kingston The Truth About Sojourner and Slavery. A discussion of the region’s slave-owning history and one woman’s work to […]

County Events

  Ulster County:   Wreath Fineries at the Wineries. Receive a souvenir wine glass, grapevine wreath, an ornament, and wine tastings at your starting winery, then receive an ornament and wine tastings at the remaining wineries on the Shawangunk Wine Trail. Advance tickets only; tickets will not be sold at the door. December 9 &10. […]

County Events

Ulster County:   Handcrafted Summer Drinks Event. Partnering with Seed Song Farm in Kingston, Slow Food Hudson Valley will offer tastings of handcrafted shrubs and bitters and a demonstration on how to make your own bitters along with tastings of local cheese, charcuterie and bread. A variety of infusions of locally grown and wildcrafted ingredients, including black currant bark, […]

County Events

Ulster County: HealthAlliance Foundation Golf Classic. The HealthAlliance Foundation Golf Classic is an 18-hole, four-person scramble including a continental breakfast prior to tee-off, lunch on the course and BBQ buffet. August 2. 8am-4pm. Apple Greens Golf Course. 161 South Street. Highland. NY Horse & Pony Show. Stop in Saugerties for international, Olympic-level equestrian horse shows at the […]

County Events

Ulster County:  Tiny House Freedom Fest.     A two-day celebration of tiny homes, sustainable living, and green technology.  Fireworks, food trucks and live music brought to you by the town of New Paltz. Free admission. Bring your tiny house, RV or tent and stay the weekend. Kids 8 and under are free. July 1-2. […]

County Events

Ulster County   Newburgh Illuminated Festival. Live music from 40+ bands for free in this event designed to show off this charming, culturally diverse city. Vendors will be on hand selling locally-sourced and handmade goods; there will be kids events and pop-up art shows, plus a trolley tour of historical Newburgh. Saturday, June 3. 12-9pm. […]

County Events

Ulster County: Natural Pet Care. Come join Dr. Michele Yasson and learn how to avoid up to 90% of common illnesses and add years of healthful living to your pets’ lives with three simple rules. Bring your questions for Q&A, or send them in advance to info@holvet.net. Sponsored by Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community. Thursday, […]

Positive News Briefs

Although we’re led to believe the world is a scary place, check out the wonderful things our neighbors are up to.   Saugerties Arts Surge Recognized Last month saw the once-busy printer’s town of Saugerties heralded for its involvement in a global effort to recognize sculpture. The months before saw a flurry of pop-up gallery […]

Solarize Hudson Valley

  By Katie Clayton Starting in late April the Rondout Valley and environs will be going solar as the communities of Marbletown, Rochester, and Olive step up to become hosts for the latest Solarize Hudson Valley campaign. Solarize Rondout Valley, which recently held a well-attended dinner meet up at the Marbletown Community Center, is launching […]

Push For Efficiency

State Encourages Villages To Consolidate By Anne Pyburn Craig   Last fall, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $20 million prize for municipal governments that team up to “submit plans demonstrating how government consolidations and innovative restructuring initiatives will yield reductions in property taxes.” Counties have been mandated to create efficiency plans that would look at […]

Ulster County Event Highlights: January 2017

Voice Journey. A free event sponsored by The Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community and the Marty and Gloria Wolosoff Foundation. Stephanie Rooker is a vocalist, composer, voice teacher, sound healing facilitator, and founder of Voice Journey Sound Center in Brooklyn. She employs a distinctive grasp of cross-cultural archetypes, incisive listening, and mindful facilitation to demonstrate […]

Dutchess County Event Highlights: January 2017

Bannerman Island Gallery – Winter Holiday Expedition. The Bannerman Island Gallery (BIG) – owned by the Bannerman Castle Trust Inc. –  is pleased to present their “Winter Holiday Fine Art Exhibition” featuring the work of 20 professional artists. This show will feature “small work” paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media works by talented […]

December 2016 Ulster County Event Highlights

A Christmas Story, the Musical.Featuring the Woodstock Playhouse Productions Holiday Cast of 2016. Members of the regional company join with the New York Conservatory of the Arts (NYCA) to present this classic the first two weekends in December!  This musical, now on national tour, hailed rave reviews when it was featured on Broadway.  The Woodstock […]

December 2016 Dutchess County Event Highlights

The History of Beer in Dutchess County. Rhinebeck Historical Society’s President David Miller will delve into the history of beer in Dutchess County. He will take you through the early history of taverns and beer through the Temperance movement and Prohibition showing many old photos during the talk. Come enjoy festive drinks, appetizers, and dessert […]

Ulster County Events: November 2016

Free Community Holistic Health Care Day. A wide variety of holistic health modalities and practitioners are available and we have many new practitioners. Appointments can be made on a first-come, first-served basis upon check-in, from 4-7pm. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main Street (Route 209) in Stone Ridge. Though no money or insurance is required, RVHHC […]

Dutchess County Events: November 2016

Christmas in November Antique Show & Flea Market.With over 600 hundred vendors from more than eight states there is always something new and exciting at the Stormville Flea Market. Shoppers come to the Stormville Flea Market and discover everything from antiques and collectibles; arts and crafts to new merchandise. Sunday, Nov 6th, 2016. 8am-4pm. 428 […]

Halloween On Haunted Huguenot Street

Dense historical context entwined with haunted tales and spooky occurrences await your participation this month at Haunted Huguenot street. Located in New Paltz, this historic street stands as the oldest Dutch colonial settlement in the area, containing over 10 acres of houses, churches, and farmland still intact—all of which have left traces of its initial […]

Dutchess County Event Highlights: October 2016

Spark Media Project’s 4th annual Reel Expressions International Youth Film Festival. Spark Media Project is an arts and education organization focused on nurturing creativity and building skillsets among youth through media arts and technology.  This year you will see original short films of various genres created by teens, a brief awards ceremony to honor the […]

Ulster County Event Highlights: October 2016

Highland Hudson Fest. Highlighting the Hudson Valley’s local vineyards, farms, merchants, artists, and restaurants, this year’s Hudson Fest will be packed with fresh food and merchandise. You can access the entrance of the festival by foot, bike, or vehicle, for it is located on the rail trail itself.  The main tent will be reserved for […]

Ulster County Event Highlights

Fall for Art. 20th anniversary of this juried art show, sale, and cocktail reception benefiting area charities (including the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, CASA, People’s Place, Angel Food East, and Jewish Family Services) and featuring 33 Hudson Valley artists. The 2016 Special Recipient is the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County.  Visit […]

Dutchess County Event Highlights

Wings of Freedom Tour. The tour features rare treasures of aviation history including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber, North American B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo”, and WWII P-51C Mustang dual-control fighter. Visitors to the airport will be provided a unique and rare opportunity to […]

Ulster County Events: August 2016

Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice promotes the human voice as an instrument of healing, peace and artistic expression through the presentation of world-class performances. From opera to gospel, world music to Broadway, the Festival celebrates the human voice in all its multi-faceted glory. This year’s theme celebrates […]

Dutchess County Events: August 2016

Upper Landing Park Community Day. An array of family friendly entertainment and activities including Jarana Beat, Kim & Reggie Harris, Sonando, Miss 360 Hoops, Paris the Hip Hop Juggler, Stilt Walkers, Arm of the Sea Theater, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Performers, and many more. There will also be children’s activities including Two by Two Petting Zoo, […]

Dutchess Events–July 2016

Bard Summerscape Dance: “Fantasque.” Magical new family-friendly dance event created by brilliant contemporary artists John Heginbotham and Amy Trompetter. “Fantasque” is a new ballet set to the gorgeous music of Giacomo Puccini’s contemporaries Ottorino Respighi and Gioachino Rossini. Show presents a realm of color and fantasy where larger-than-life puppets and jubilant dancers turn the usual […]

Ulster Events–July 2016

Let Freedom Ring. There will be a patriotic ceremony with dramatic readings and stirring songs. The Third Ulster Militia will be encamped on the grounds demonstrating 18th century camp life, including hearthside cooking and colonial medicine. In addition, Ben Franklin will be here with some science experiments and hands-on activities. The Phoenicia Festival of the […]

Ulster Events–June 2016

Saugerties Farmers Market. The Saugerties Farmers Market, a mainstay of delicious fruits and vegetables during each year’s growing season, will open for the 15th year. In addition to a bountiful selection of fresh local vegetables, baked goods, meats, fish, cheese and other goodies, there will be great fun for everyone of all ages, including live […]

Dutchess Events–June 2016

Arlington Farmers Market. The Arlington Farmers Market opens for the season on Thursday, June 2. This year many past vendors return, as well as a host of newcomers, selling local vegetables, fruits, honey, meat, wool, baked goods, soaps, and jewelry. The market also participates in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, which enables veterans and families […]

Dutchess Events–May 2016

by JD Eiseman   Hudson Valley Fair. There is plenty to see and do at the all new Hudson Valley Fair including a huge carnival midway, delicious food, games, and live entertainment and shows including The World Famous Fearless Flores Thrill Show (America’s Got Talent), Lance Gifford’s Magic & Illusion Show, Monkeys Riding Dogs, a […]

Ulster Events–May 2016

by JD Eiseman   A Sound Meditation (Film) and Live Skype Q&A with Tom Kenyon. This lyrical documentary is about one man’s quest to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through the transformative power of music and sound. For information on this event please visit rvhhc.org or rosendaletheatre.org and for more information on the film […]

Ulster Events–April 2016

by JD Eiseman Scaling Up Solar. While it is urgent and important to install renewables as the backbone to the emerging green energy economy, large landowners are being offered seemingly lucrative long-term leases (as much as $1,000 – $2,000 per acre per year), but which run the risk of stripping landowners of virtually all their […]

Dutchess Events–April 2016

by JD Eiseman Seed Saving Workshop and Seed Swap. Learn how to save open-pollinated garden seeds. Attendees are encouraged to bring their leftover or saved seed to swap with others. Speaker will be Jamie Levato, Education Director of Poughkeepsie Farm Project. This event is sponsored by Green Mountain Energy. Free. events.heritagecenter@gmail.com. Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, 317 […]

Ulster Events–March 2016

Holistic Self-Care Class: What is Thai Yoga? An introduction to this ancient wisdom (guided by Elizabeth Gross), this class will explore Thai Yoga massage, a modality of healing that has been on the rise within communities interested in yoga and forms of bodywork which are dynamic and variant from standard Western practices. However the origins […]

Dutchess Events–March 2016

by JD Eiseman Legendary Guitarist Marc Ribot. Quinn’s is proud to present a rare solo appearance by legendary guitarist and composer Marc Ribot, who helped Tom Waits refine a new weird Americana on 1985’s Rain Dogs and since then has become a go-to guitarist for all kinds of roots-music adventurers. With a tough-to-pin-down back catalog […]