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

County Events

Ulster County:

Body as Playground: Interactive Play of Dance & Trance. Participants are guided in and out of felt experiences using movement, sound, and imagery to enter an altered state of creative trance promoting intra-psychic reorganization and enhanced self-awareness. Dress comfortably. November 2. 7-830pm. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main Street, Stone Ridge.

Rebecca Martin Special Duo Performance with Larry Grenadier. The nationally known, critically acclaimed singer and songwriter, educator, and community organizer is artist-in-residence at SUNY Ulster this semester. She will play, free, with her husband, the legendary jazz bassist Larry Grenadier. Friday, November 3. 7:30pm. SUNY Ulster, College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge. 845-687-5000.

Gobble and Groove. 2nd annual feast from local vegan/organic eateries with live music by Wind & Stone and Amelia Rose. Kids’ Tent and educational activities for all ages plus chefs’ food demos, talks, and visits with rescued farmed animals. Saturday, November 4. 11am-3pm. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties.

Woodstock: 100 years of the Arts. Short films about Woodstock arts history dating back to 1902, plus live music and comedy acts, rarely-seen historic photographs, and presentations about wonderful known and lesser-known local artists and characters. November 4. 8-10pm. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock.

The Scarlet Letter. Lillian Gish gives a powerful performance in this silent film classic about sin, guilt and redemption that questions the limits of law, the power of religion and the nature of sin. With live accompaniment by Marta Waterman. November 5. 2-4pm. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale.

Woodstock Chimes Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale. A four-day shopping event featuring a huge selection of chimes, gongs, drums, garden bells, fountains, kid’s instruments and more. November 9-12. 9am-5pm. Woodstock Chimes Warehouse, 167 DuBois Road (off Route 28), Olive.

Walk the Red Carpet with Family of Woodstock. Fundraising fun at Kingston’s Senate Garage. Check for general admission prices. Thursday, November 9. 7-10pm. Senate Garage, 4 N Front St, Kingston. 845-331-7080 or www.familyofwoodstockinc.org.

Art Collides. SUNY New Paltz students respond to artworks on display in the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, in performance. Free. Saturday, November 11. 2pm. Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz. 845-257-3844.

Annual Christmas Bazaar. Greek food and pastries, crafts and Hellenic culture. Friday,  November 17, 4-8pm. Saturday, November 18, 10am-9pm. Sunday, November 19, 12pm-8pm. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 294 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston. 845-331-3522.

Highpoint Ensemble. George Tsontakis and cohorts perform new works by Hiroko Sakurazawa, Stephen Starkman, Ling Kwan and Tsontakis alongside the Brahms Piano Quartet #1 in G minor OP. 25 and works by Haydn and Faure. November 18. 4pm. Olive Free Library, 4033 NY-28A, West Shokan.

Le Vent du Nord in Concert. The award winning and highly acclaimed group Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement and features button accordion, bouzouki, guitar, fiddle, and hurdy-gurdy. Tickets start at $20 in advance (lower for youth). Saturday, November 18. 8pm. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge. 845-657-8333.

Rosendale International Pickle Festival. Cultures of many countries are represented with food and music. Vendors offer a variety of wares. Contests, prizes, and plenty of pickles. Accessible. ATM available. November 19. 10am-5pm. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 NY-32, Rosendale.

Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot. As much of a tradition as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade now, featuring a 3.1-mile run/walk and a fun run for children. November 23. Registration 8am. Races 9am-11am. Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, New Paltz.

42nd Annual Family of Woodstock Thanksgiving Feast. All are welcome but volunteers are cherished. November 23. 1-4pm. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 845-679-2485.

Santa Parachuting With Elves. Exciting outdoor family event happening as Santa and his elves parasail into Hurds Family Farm bringing gifts for each child. Free hayrides to Christmas trees for choose & cut. Friday, November 24. 12pm. Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Route 32, Modena. 845-883-7825.

Santa On The Walkway. A surprise visit on the Walkway’s West (Highland) approach. Free Admission and Kid Friendly! Friday, November 24. 1-3pm. Walkway Over the Hudson Historic State Park, Highland (or Poughkeepsie).

Phoenicia Turkey Trot. A 2.4 mile fun run, ramble, trot, walk or wobble to benefit Shandaken Parks and Recreation efforts. Rain or shine. November 25. Registration from 8-9:45am. Free Tot Trot 5 and under at 9:30am. Parish Hall, 109 Main St, Phoenicia.

Sinterklaas Send off Celebration. The west side’s part of Rhinebecks’ great event of recent years. Sinterklaas departs from the historic Kingston Waterfront (aka “Spain”) after a full day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches and a Children’s Maritime Parade down Broadway with stars and puppets galore. November 25. 11am-530pm. Kingston Waterfront.

Paint ‘n Party Benefit Fundraiser. FUNdraiser to benefit an historic 1879 landmark church in the deep Catskills hamlet of Allaben. Tuesday, November 28. 5pm. Bite Me Bakery, 5575 State Route 28, Phoenicia. RSVP by Nov. 22 at www.thestudioforartandcraft.com or by calling 518-823-4053.

College Wind & Percussion Ensembles Holiday Concert. The SUNY Ulster Music Department presents a musical evening  of outstanding wind ensemble selections performed by the SUNY Ulster Wind Ensemble under the direction of Victor Izzo, Jr. and the Percussion Ensemble directed by Chris Earley. Tuesday, Nov. 28 7:30pm, College Lounge, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge. www.sunyulster.edu.

Il Boom. Vittorio DeSica’s  long-lost 1963 satire about the economic boom of the 1960s gets its Hudson Valley premiere. November 29. 7:15pm. Rosendale Theatre, 405 Main Street, Rosendale.


Dutchess Events:

17th Annual Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day. Hosted by Mill Street Loft and free to all, this event provides an opportunity to help top art students move forward into art schools and careers. November 3. Opening reception at 3pm. Student reviews from 4-8pm. The Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Route 9, Hyde Park. www.millstreetloft.org.

Red Hook and the Chocolate Festival. A full day of chocolate love with live music, tastings, food demos, cooking and skateboard competition (not together), Wandering Wonka. Throughout the bucolic village of Red Hook, open to everyone and free. November 4. 11am-4pm. Route 9 (Main Street), Red Hook.

Taste of the Hudson Valley. Dozens of the region’s top chefs skillfully prepare two dishes, pairing their culinary creations with exclusive wines, compliments of Liquorama. Live entertainment by the Michael Dell Orchestra and an auction. Proceeds benefit MidHudson Regional Hospital. Sunday, November 5. 12-4pm. The Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Boulevard, Poughkeepsie.

Breaking News that Matters. Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC anchor and NBC News correspondent, delivers the John J. Curran ’75 Lecture in Journalism by addressing the environment we are in today, especially with social media, and what makes big headlines and breaking news while ensuring proper news reporting standards are met. November 7. 4:45pm. Bard Campus Center, Weis Cinema, Bard College, Annandale. 845-758-7405.

Reel Expressions International Youth Film Festival. A selection of some of the world’s greatest teen-produced short films, in addition to interactive animation stations, green screens, photo ops, delicious food, and a Q&A with actual youth filmmakers! $12 adults. $8 seniors/students. November 10. Doors open 5pm. Film Showcase at 5:30pm. Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie.

Village-wide Craft Fair. A kick-start to holiday shopping in town hall as well as elsewhere, with various vendors and makers. November 11. 9am-3pm. Wappinger Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls.

Beacon Second Saturday. A citywide celebration of the arts tied this month to decorated windows up and down Main Street. Special events, art gallery openings, artist receptions and culinary tastings. November 11. Starts at 1pm. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9pm. Main Street, Beacon. www.beaconarts.org.

Victorian Nutting Party. An informative walk of the grounds at Clermont to learn how to identify black walnut and shagbark trees, followed by hot cocoa and a lesson on how to process nuts for eating. Free. November 11. 2-4pm. Clermont State Historic Site, Route 9G, Germantown.

Kaatsbaan Gala 2017. The heralded dance center fundraiser features stars from American Ballet Theatre, an ABT Studio Company World Premier performance, special treats, and a champagne reception and supper. November 11. Starts at 6pm. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli. 845-757-5106 or www.kaatsbaan.org.

46th Annual Train and Hobby Show. 20,000 square feet of hobbyist fun for young and old at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, including vendors, movies, layouts sponsored By The Hudson Valley Railroad Society. All Proceeds go to the Hyde Park Railroad Station, a National Historic Site. $5 admission. November 12. 10am-3pm. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie.

Celebrating Teresa Carreño. Special concert featuring the Ulysses Quartet and pianist Eva Maria Summerer in a Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society celebration of the life and work of child prodigy, pianist, singer, composer & conductor Teresa Carreño (1853-1917) from Caracas, Venezuela, a grand talent getting rediscovered on the centennial of her untimely passing. $30. November 12. 3pm. The Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. www.rcmsmusic.org

Christkindlmarkt (German Christmas Market). The great German Christmas tradition with lunch or dinner while shopping for Christmas gifts from various vendors. November 17 and 18. 4-8pm on Friday. 10am-4pm on Saturday. Germania of Poughkeepsie, 37 Old DeGarmo Road, Poughkeepsie.

We Free Strings. Forward-thinking jazz/chamber ensemble plays other musical traditions spanning the globe, ancient to the future. $15 general admission at the door. Saturday, November 18. 8pm. Atlas Studios, 11 Spring Street, Newburgh.

Wait Until Dark. A true theatrical thriller that has the potential to make you jump out of your seat. Written for the Broadway stage in 1966 and turned into a film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967. November 17. 8pm. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 West Main Street, Wappingers Falls.

Brentano String Quartet. Celebrated chamber players perform works by Gesualdo, Brahms, and Shostakovich. Free. November 18. 8pm. Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. www.vassar.edu.

Hudson Valley Philharmonic Antarctica. Music inspired by our natural environment including Williams’ dramatic Sinfonia Antarctica with magnificent projected images of our vanishing ice cap from filmmaker Jon Bowermaster, who will narrate. Check for prices. November 18. 8pm. Bardavon Opera House, Market Street, Poughkeepsie. www.bardavon.org.

Thanksgiving Breakfast. Enjoy breakfast at a scenic sugar house where you’ll have your choice of maple-inspired breakfast favorites. $20 adults. $15 kids. November 25. 9:30am. Crown Maple Estate, 47 McCourt Road, Dover Plains.

DCC Foundation 46th Annual Craft Fair. With more than 100 artists to get a head start on one’s holiday shopping by purchasing one-of-a-kind. All proceeds go to providing deserving students with scholarships. November 25 and 26. 10am-4pm. Falcon and Drumlin Halls, SUNY Dutchess, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie.