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

July Events 2023

Let Freedom Ring: Commemorate American Independence with American music and a ceremony featuring historic speeches on American freedom. Outdoor event FREE! WHEN: Saturday, July 1, 11am–4pm. WHERE: Senate House, 296 Fair St, Kingston. 845-338-2786. senatehousekingston.org

Kingston July 4th Celebration Music, food and fun starts @ 4pm FREE! Join us for food and fireworks! Ole Savannah will be open to the public with no cover charge. WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 4–9:30pm WHERE: Kingston Waterfront, 30 Rondout Landing. olesavannah.com/events

Bearsville Folk Festival: Celebrate Independence Day Weekend with folk and roots music in the heart of the Catskills. Artisan BBQ, handcrafted drinks and cocktails. Featuring Lara Hope and The Gold Hope Duo, Jenna Nicolls and John Ladeau, & Hey Bub. Come enjoy our dedicated bar and outdoor kitchen offering delicious food, handcrafted drinks, and the opportunity to enjoy our sun-dappled park near the banks of the Sawkill Creek. WHEN: Sunday, July 2, 1-6pm WHERE: Bearsville Park, 277-297 Tinker St, Woodstock. $10 bearsvilletheater.com

53rd Annual Children’s Day Parade: The parade will be “Out of This World” with outer space themed floats!  Hosted by the City of Kingston Parks & Recreation, creating community through people, parks and programs. Be a part of the long-celebrated Kingstonian tradition. Watch as themed floats travel from mid-town to the Stockade District. Applications due by July 7. WHEN: Friday, July 14, 6pm WHERE: 6pm step-off at Broadway and Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston. 845-481-7330 kingston-ny.gov/childrensdayparade

Hudson River Cruises’ Sunset Cruise: Come aboard the Rip Van Winkle II & join us for a special Sunset Sightseeing Cruise to watch the 4th of July Fireworks. Watch the sunset and fireworks aboard. $30-$60 WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 8-10pm WHERE: 40 Rondout Landing, Kingston tinyurl.com/6pryv9h2

Rosendale Street Festival: Expect over 70 bands across six stages and vendors from all over the Hudson Valley with delicious food, drinks, and wares, on our historic Main Street. Rain or shine. WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, July 15-16 WHERE: Main Street, Rosendale. rosendalestreetfestival.org

UPSTATE ART WEEKEND (UPAW): Discover the arts that celebrates the cultural vibrancy of Upstate New York with 130+ participants located in Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties. Self-guided tour. Sculpture parks, museums, galleries, residencies, open studios. A connective annual event, for locals and tourists alike, celebrating the cultural vibrancy of Upstate New York.WHEN: Friday, July 21 – Monday, July 24, 12-6pm. WHERE: See map at upstateartweekend.org

Borscht Belt Festival: Celebrate the Borscht Belt era and vibrant past showcasing its influence on contemporary American culture. Created by the Catskills Borscht Belt Museum, the festival will showcase stand-up comedy, live music, film, and of course food! Family-friendly. While the street fair, musical performances, exhibits and movie screenings are free, tickets are required for the comedy shows, talks and workshops. More information and tickets on website. WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 11am-11pm WHERE:  Downtown Ellenville, NY. borschtbeltfest.org