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

DECEMBER EVENTS

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 the Junior League of Kingston website. Trail-goers will be emailed their first home’s address by 9AM on December 10th and will receive a map to the rest of the homes at that first house. WHEN: December 10, 10am-2pm. WHERE: TBD. Go to kingston.jl.org/events/register-holly-berry-trail-1/

PROJECT SANTA TOY DRIVE

Every December, we gift local Ulster County children between the ages of newborn-16 years old with a package containing toys, board games, books, stocking stuffers, and winter weather clothing. This effort is funded through our Celebrate Santa event held during the summer, financial donations from the community, and donations of new toys, board games, and winter clothing. You can drop off your donation at People’s Place or any of our Toy Collection Sites. You can register for Project Santa on our website!  WHEN: Dec. 14-16, & 19 from 9am-1pm, &  Wednesday, Dec. 14, 5pm-7pm.

30TH ANNIVERSARY- PHIL CLINE’S UNSILENT NIGHT

Unsilent Night is an original composition written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December. The event is a moving boombox parade where multiple speakers make one seasonal composition. Each participant downloads a track from a website or loads an app onto their phone. We all meet up at the same place and all press play at the same time. Then we walk a 45 minute route through the streets of Kingston, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture. WHEN: December 16, 6-7pm. WHERE: Meet at Academy Green Park, at the corner of Clinton and Albany Ave.

KINGSTON WINTER FARMERS MARKET

Join us for our bi-weekly indoor farmers market hosting 20+ local food vendors, music, workshops and more. Visit kingstonfarmersmarket.org for more information. WHEN: Saturday, December 17, 10am-2pm. WHERE: Bethany Hall at Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston.

PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA PAWS BENEFITING UCSPCA

Join us to have your pet’s photo taken with Santa Paws by a professional photographer. Raffle, treats, and fun for all for a $5 donation to the Ulster County SPCA! The photo shoot will be located at UCSPCA at 20 Wiedy Road in Kingston, NY. Sign up at www.ucspca.org/santaphotos. Please come on time for your slot. Dogs must be on leashes, cats must come in individual carriers. We are still a masked facility. WHEN: December 18, 11:30am-4pm. WHERE: Ulster Co SPCA, 20 Wiedy Road, Kingston.

OPEN TABLE & HV CURRENT HOLIDAY MEMBER MARKET

We’ve been offering free breakfast and lunch at Tilda’s once a month. We call it Open Table, and a variety of sponsors have paid for everything. In December, our Open Table will also include a Holiday Market. Come enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY lunch and shop for your loved ones. WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday, December 20 & 21, 10am-3pm.  WHERE: Tilda’s Kitchen & Market, 630 Broadway, Kingston.

24th ANNUAL DINNER THEATRE VERSION OF “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

Murder Café has been performing a dinner theater version of this holiday classic since 1998. You will experience the joy of Christmas as you’re invited to feast with the Cratchit family including Bob, Mrs. Cratchit, Belinda and everyone‘s favorite – Tiny Tim. In scenes right of out Dickens’ classic book, you’ll be treated to visits from Ebenezer Scrooge, his Nephew Fred, the Man of Goodwill, the ghost of Jacob Marley and the three spirits of Christmas. In addition, holiday carolers will entertain at your table. WHEN: December 21, 6:30pm. WHERE: Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 503 Washington Avenue, Kingston.

“FORWARD TOGETHER, A NEW YEARS EVE FREE CONCERT”

In keeping with an Ars Choralis tradition of offering programs on December 31st that have themes of peace, respect for one another and inclusiveness, this year’s concert is based on Langston Hughes’s poem, “Let America Be America Again.” Through words and song, it showcases the challenges that many people have as they weave themselves into the fabric of American society, enriching it with their culture and helping to move us all forward together. WHEN: December 31, 6pm. WHERE: Old Dutch Church, 272, Wall Street, Kingston.