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Calendar of Events in Ulster County and Mid-Hudson Valley Region


Ulster County, New York & Beyond

(unless otherwise noted, all phone #s are in 845 area code)

Things To Do, Events, Places To Go, Foods To Eat & Drink,
Hiking, Lodging, Museums, Swimming, and More

Counties / Towns
Day Camps
Events Calendars

Fishing & Hunting Licenses
Food, Treats & Drink
Hiking Trails / Rail Trails
Horse Shows

Lessons & Enrichment Activities
Lodging / Accommodations

Museums / Historic Sites

Shopping & Gift Ideas
Spa Treatments
Tourism Links
Wine & Spirits


Check out our Counties and Towns section for links and resources to the various municipalities in the area.

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Camp Ulstger at SUNY Ulster

Camp Ulster
@ Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster And @ Stone Ridge Campus
Prepare yourself for a summer full of excitement, friends, and knowledge as you participate in our various specialty camps. They are staffed by creative and energetic instructors and local teachers. There are new and returning. They are baseball, basketball, softball, all sport, tennis, game design & coding, robotics & programming, fashion design, art labs, photo labs, summer technical institute as well as Mad Science, Snapology and Tay Fisher basketball.
Ages: Varies with each camp, covering ages 5 years - 18 years.
Located at 491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge or 94 Mary’s Ave, Kingston

Green Heron Farm
Summer Horsemanship Program fills up quickly!
Ages: 6 years - 16 years.

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School Summer Camp
Outdoor fun, water play, cratfs, stories, songs, games, organic snacks. Hosted by experienced Waldorf Trained Teachers.
Ages: 3 years - 8 years.
16 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz.

New Paltz Rock
New Paltz Rock
• Play In A Rock Band This Summer! Students will choose their own songs, develop their playing and musical skills, and learn how to play with other musicians. Each workshop ends with a performance in front of a live audience! No matter the age or experience level coming in, all our students come away gaining confidence and new skills on their instruments. This is the perfect way to gain valuable experience learning all aspects of playing in a rock band.  Check our website for details and sign-up info.
Ages: 9 years - 16 years.
One Epic Place, 122 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561. 

New York Conservatory For The Arts (NYCA)
• Theatre & Performing Arts
Ages: 7 years - 18 years.

Hurley. 339-4340,

YMCA - Camp Seewackamano
YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County

Offering 3 Summer Camps:

Camp Seewackamano, for children entering Kindergarten - Grade 10. Located on 40 acres in Shokan, NY. 845-657-8288
Camp Starfish, for children entering Kindergarten - Grade 8. Held at the Kingston YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston, NY. For questions about the program, call 845-338-3810 x110.
Camp Wiltmeet, for children entering Kindergarten - Grade 10. Held at Reformed Church of New Paltz, 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, 845-532-9315 (Summer phone only).
845-338-3810 ext. 115,

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A wide range of terrific happenings and events are taking place throughout the area. Here are a few highlights:

Artrider Fine Craft and Art Events


Columbia County Tourism -

Delaware County / Great Western Catskills -

Dutchess County Tourism -

Greene County Tourism / Great Northern Catskills -

Orange County Tourism -

Sullivan County Visitors Association -

Ulster County Tourism -

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Contact the NYC DEP for fishing and hunting Access Permits for all NYC-owned Watershed lands and reservoirs that are open for recreation, East & West of the Hudson River, including the Ashokan Reservoir

Fishing Information:

Recreation Rules & Access Permits

Places to Fish

Applications for access permits/licenses to fish, hunt and boat may also be available at Town Clerk's Offices and Bait Shops.

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Kingston Candy Bar, NY
Kingston Candy Bar
• A candy store & a little bit more. Nostalgic sweets & Hudson Valley treats. Nostalgic "penny" candy meets Hudson Valley artisan sweets; Jane's Ice Cream, Fruition Chocolate, LaGusta's Luscious confections. Pastries, Fudge, Cookies, Cupcakes and more. Open M-Th 12noon-8pm; F-Sat 12noon-9pm; Sun 12noon-5pm. GIFT IDEAS: Delectable Chocolates, Homemade Pies, Gift Certificates, and more.
319 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401.

Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go, Kingston, NY
Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
Serving Gourmet Restaurant Food To Eat In, Take Out, Or Cater

• Featuring local and imported organic foods, delicious homemade desserts, sophisticated four star food, off-premise full-service catering and event planning for parties of all sizes. We use as many locally sourced foods as possible including vegetables, fruits, cheeses, milk, eggs, beef, chicken & pork from local farms and producers. For gift giving, we suggest a custom gift basket as the perfect gift for any occasion - the holidays, a birthday, housewarming or hostess gift. We have a great selection of baskets to choose from - so have fun in our store finding great food items, sweets, cookbooks, or helpful kitchen gadgets to make your own unique present. We also sell gift cards - buy someone the gift of our delicious food - they'll love you forever! Open daily: M-Th 9am-7pm; F 9am-8pm; Sat.&Sun. 11am-5pm. GIFT IDEAS: Gift Baskets, Gift Cards, and more!
948 Rte. 28, Kingston, NY 12401

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Frida's Bakery & Cafe in Milton, NY
Frida's Bakery & Cafe
Made Fresh Daily - Artisan Breads, Pastries, Coffees, Breakfast, Lunch, Private Events & Catering

26 Main St., Milton, NY 12547

Henry's Farm To Table at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Milton, NY
Henry's at the Farm
Country Inspired, Sophisticated, Contemporary Cuisine

• Eco Friendly Resort with Day Spa and Restaurant. Henry’s at the Farm celebrates the legendary bounty of the Hudson River Valley, sourcing ingredients from local farms and artisan food producers and purveyors. Enjoy an exquisite meal with the freshest of ingredients. Open Open daily for Dinner from 5pm. Lunch served F&Sat. from 11:30am-3pm. Brunch served Sun. 11am-3pm. GIFT IDEAS: Gift Certificates to the Restaurant, Bakery, Spa, Inn.
220 North Road, Milton, NY 12547.
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Hickory BBQ Smokehouse in Kingston NY
Hickory BBQ
Barbecue & Comfort Foods
• Award-winning food. Great service. Hudson Valley's finest barbecue and smokehouse cuisine is served by our friendly and well-trained staff. Enjoy your meal by the fireplace in Hickory's 3-star dining room, or sip a cocktail at the wood bar. Terrific sports bar. Open daily for Lunch and Dinner.
743 Rt. 28, Kingston, NY 12401.

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Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY
Mohonk Mountain House
Creatively Prepared American Cuisine, Seasonal Menus Featuring Local Ingredients

• Join us for a meal at Mohonk Mountain House! Day guests can purchase breakfast, lunch, or dinner at our Victorian castle resort and experience the many activities offered onsite before or after your meal. Our award-winning chefs prepare sumptuous meals and enticing entrees that include seasonal, local ingredients. We also offer meals for special occasions, holidays, and seasonal outdoor dining when the weather permits. Each menu includes Sound Choice® items which appeal to health-conscious guests, as well as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Kosher meals and allergy-alert menus are also available upon request. Reservations are required. Open daily for Breakfast: 8am-9:30am; Lunch: 12:30pm-2m; Dinner: 6:30pm-8pm.; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am-2pm.
1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561.
Toll Free 1-855-969-3295,
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Mother Earth's Storehouse Natural Food & Vitamin Centers
Mother Earth's Storehouse
Specializing In Organic And Locally Produced Foods, Supplements, And Health Products

• Founded in 1978, Mother Earth offers a grand selection of high quality organic and natural products, and is committed to providing you with the best possible customer service.  Our FREE Wellness Programs include cooking demonstrations and recipes, store tours, and various healthy living events where we help answer your questions and make sure you are getting the most from our stores.  Visit our website for recipes, health-e coupons, reference library, to purchase online, and more. GIFT IDEAS: Gift Cards.
Three Convenient Locations:
300 Kings Mall Court, Rt. 9W, Kingston, NY 12401, 845-336-5541
249 Main St., Saugerties, NY 12477, 845-246-9614
1955 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, 845-296-1069

Nana's Creative Cafe in Woodstock, NY
Nana's Creative Cafe
Freshly Prepared Menu, Fresh Baked Goods, Catering Services

Freshly prepared menu including sandwiches, house made salads, fresh baked goods, catering services, all prepared with love! Serving breakfast and lunch for take-out or eat In with several tables outside to enjoy the nice weather, as well. Open M-F 8am-4pm; Sat. 9am-3pm; closed Sun. GIFT IDEAS: House Made Treats, Packages of Coffee or Tea or Hot Chocolate, Cookies & Dessert Platters, Caterings, Gift Certificates, and More!
98 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498


See also Wine & Spirits category below

Dutchess County Tourism

Ulster County Tourism

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Catskill Mountaineer - Hiking in the Catskill Mountains

D & H Heritage Corridor Alliance
• Thirty-five miles of historic adventure, this route traces the Delaware & Hudson Canal, the New York Ontario & Western Railroad, and the scenic Rondout Creek, spanning the width of a rural valley in central Ulster County.

Department of Environmental Conservation, Lower Hudson Valley Region Park Links:

Dutchess County Trails
• The Healthy Community Trail Map Series features more than 60 trail maps in pdf format.

Dutchess Rail Trail

Hike The Hudson Valley

Hyde Park Trail System

Hudson Valley Rail Trail

Illinois Mountain Trail Map at Berean Park, Town of Lloyd

O&W Rail Trail
- Fallsburg

Parks & Trails New York
• Statewide advocate for parks and trails in New York State

Shawangunk, Walden, and Wallkill Rail Trail

Sullivan County TrailKeeper

TrailLink by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Ulster County Hiking and Biking Guide

Walkway Over the Hudson

Walkill Valley Rail Trail, including the Rosendale Trestle
• Wallkill Valley Rail Trail stretches 12.2 miles south from the New Paltz/Rosendale town line to the Gardiner/Shawangunk town line. The trail continues north another 12 miles to Kingston and includes the historic Rosendale Trestle as one of the latest portions of the rail trail.


Park and Campground Virtual Tours:
New York State Parks
Department of Environmental Conservation

Ulster County Tourism Recreation - Interactive Recreation Map and videos has some great videos on hiking in the Hudson Valley:

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The HITS-on-the-Hudson Saugerties Show Series welcomes equestrians for eight weeks of shows, with dates in May to September, $3 million in prize money and bi-weekly Grand Prix. HITS-on-the-Hudson is open to the public & spectators are encouraged to visit the 200-acre horse park featuring hunter/jumper horse shows! No admission charge for daytime performances Wednesday through Saturday. On Sunday, General Admission tickets are $5. Children 12 and under are free. General Admission on Sunday for the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix is $10. All proceeds collected from Sunday Grand Prix ticket sales are donated to Family of Woodstock, the official charity of HITS-on-the-Hudson.
Located in the Village of Saugerties, 454 Washington Ave. Ext.
General info: 845-246-8833; During shows: 845-246-5515.
For Spectator information, visit

Woodstock Riding Club
The Woodstock Riding Club grounds are a lovely green space located in the heart of Woodstock. 6 horse shows (May - October). Beautiful venue in the heart of Woodstock! Family friendly - shows are free to spectators. 16 Broadview, Woodstock NY, 845-679-9128,

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Coop Studios

Art lessons for kids.
Ages: 5 years - 12 years.
Rosendale, NY

Einhorn, Peter
• Jazz guitar lessons available.
Woodstock and Kingston locations.

Green Heron Farm
Horseback Riding lessons.Ages: 6 years - adult.
Woodstock, NY.

Institute for Music and Health
Piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone.  Music groups and individual lessons for people with and without disabilities. An approach that works by bringing together the ear, eye, voice and co-ordination to help develop your musical potential. Ages: 2 years - adult; Individuals, Groups and Special Needs
Verbank, NY.

MAC Fitness in Kingston, NY
MAC Fitness
• Fitness Classes, Kickboxing, Spin Classes, Zumba, Personal Training, and much more. We offer group fitness classes, customized goal setting, weight loss, personal training and general conditioning programs. Child care available. Voted Best Clubs in the Hudson Valley, by Hudson Valley Magazine. Gift certificates available.
Ages: 13 years - adult.
Kingston Plaza, Kingston, NY 12401.

New York Conservatory For The Arts (NYCA)

• Theatre & Performing Arts. Critically acclaimed as one of the finest programs in the Hudson Valley for the Music Theatre Arts; an inspiring staff provides year-round programs in Acting, Voice, Dance & Instrumentals; including fun Summer camp programs & intensive workshops; beginner through college prep & professional. Call for class & performance schedules. Ages: 4 years - adult.
120 Schildknecht Rd., Hurley, NY

Olin, Anne
• Healthy Back classes for: Strength, Flexibility & Movement. Classes held at 28 West Gym, Woodstock/Glenford.
• Also, exercise classes for Parkinson's and other neurological conditions. Classes held in Kingston and Poughkeepsie/LaGrangeville.
Ages: Adults and seniors.

SUNY Ulster, Non-Credit Classes
Classes in Advanced Technology, Careers, Computer Training, Enrichment, Test Preparation, Driving, and more.
Classes held in Kingston, Stone Ridge, and off-campus.

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
• Fitness Classes, Free Nautilus Training, Pre-Gymnastics, Swimming Classes, Zumba Classes, and much more. Ages vary. Day passes and memberships available.
507 Broadway, Kingston, NY.

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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa in Milton, NY Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New Paltz A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway Woodstock NY VAcation Rental


Ulster B & B Alliance -

Dutchess County Tourism -

Ulster County Tourism -

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Find Museums and Historic Site details on Tourism sites:
Dutchess County, NY -
Ulster County, NY -

America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass

America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational
Senior ANNUAL Lands Pass

America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational
Senior LIFETIME Lands Pass

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See also Foods, Treats & Drinks category above for additional Shopping & Gift Ideas

See also Spa Treatments category below for additional Shopping & Gift Ideas

Stacie Flint,Expressionist Paintings and Portrait Commissions
Flint, Stacie
Expressionist Paintings and Portrait Commissions
New Paltz artist Stacie Flint creates vibrant, imaginative paintings of people, pets and objects inspired by everyday life themes.  She also paints unique, colorful portraits of family and pets, referenced from photos.  Art you will love!  
GIFT IDEAS: Personalized portraits and fine art.
New Paltz. 845-255-2505, 914-475-0113,

H. Houst & Son Inc.
• TrueValue Hardware. Just Ask Rentals. Quality Products & Great Service. Woodstock’s only department store. Gifts for everyone from the fun to the practical. Plus Hardware, Paint, Lawn & Garden, Plumbing, Electrical, Housewares, Outdoor Living. Serving the community since 1932. Holiday items include everything to light the candles, trim the trees, and bake the goods. Holiday shopping for the fun and practical at Houst. Open M-Sat. 8am-6pm; Sun. 9am-5pm.
GIFT IDEAS: Here are just a few of our ideas... Bird feeders, Amaryllis bulb, Hudson Valley Seed Art Packs, Sprouter kit, Aladdin kerosene lamp, Inova led flashlight, Led lightbulb, heat holder socks, snow sled, family board games, Swiss Army knives, Leatherman pocket tool, Dremel MicroTool. Can't decide from all our great products... Get a gift card.
4 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.
Click HERE to View and Print All Coupons on H. Houst & Son Inc. Website

Jarita's Florist
• Jarita's Florist has been proudly serving the Woodstock New York area since 1977. We are family owned and operated, and are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. The floral designers at Jarita's Florist are committed to creating special flower arrangements to suit your specific needs. We also have a broad assortment of plants and for every occasion. Open M-Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-3pm.
Flowers, Plants, and more.

17 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Loominus Woodstock, NY
Loominus Woodstock
• Loominus Woodstock, designed by Marsha Fleisher, creates the finest hand woven and luxurious chenille scarves for men and women, jackets, shawls, Capes, hats, vests, throws, & more.  Known for their impeccable tailoring style awareness, and exciting texture, color and design, Marsha creates "Wearable Art" that is sophisticated, elegant, timeless, and fashion-forward. Chenille throws add beauty & cozy warmth to any home. Beautiful personal and corporate gifts. Visit our Studio or shop online. Wholesale opportunities also available. Handwoven in the Hudson Valley. Open daily.
GIFT IDEAS: Hand woven and luxurious chenille scarves for men and women are the Perfect Holiday Gifts! Gift Certificates also available.

18 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498.

Photography Services from Michael Gold / The Corporate Image in New Paltz NY
Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
• Headshots of Actors, Models, Authors, Singers, Musicians and Executives, as well as the Largest of Events, Corporate Photography for the web, Dance Schools and Pets, too, of course! What can I say? I simply love animals. Hours: By appointment.
GIFT IDEAS: Gift Certificates.

Studio @ 1 Jacobs Lane, New Paltz, NY 12561.

Montano's Shoe Store
• Montano's shoe store was established in 1906 and is currently owned and operated by 3rd and 4th generation members of the family, Anthony and Edward Montano. They carry an enormous selection of footwear for men, women and children, with over 100 brands including Red Wing, Merrell, Uggs,and Dansko. They also offer a full line of over the counter and custom made orthotics, as well as orthopedic shoe modifications. Open M-Sat. 9:15am-5pm; Fri. until 7pm.
GIFT IDEAS: Ugg boots for women and Red Wing boots for men, plus Gift Certificates and more!
77 Partition St., Saugerties, NY 12477.

Town & Country Liquors
Town & Country Liquors

• Our inventory is extensive & impressive. Our friendly helpful staff will assist you in choosing the perfect gift (and wrap if for free). We will help you select the perfect accompaniment for holidays, events, weddings, parties or everyday needs. Open M-Sat. 10am-9pm; Sun. 12noon-5pm.
GIFT IDEAS: Gift Baskets and Gift Certificates available.
Rt. 212 CVS Plaza, Saugerties, NY 12477
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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Milton, NY
Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
• Country Charm, Sophisticated Amenities, Eco-Friendly Resort with Day Spa and Restaurant. Whether you are an overnight guest or a day visitor at Buttermilk, wander down the lane and take time to unwind in the Buttermilk Spa, with world class services to relax and revitalize the body using only natural, organic products. Some of our signature body treatment ingredients, such as lavender and honey, are grown on our very own Millstone Farm. The geothermal and solar energy facility depends on eco-friendly power to heat and cool our six treatment rooms along with a large indoor pool, steam room & sauna. Relish the luxurious pampering of our massages, facials, body treatments, aromatherapy, as well as various other personal services. We love what we do; revitalizing your mind, body and soul!
Gift Certificates for luxurious spa treatments.
220 North Road, Milton, NY 12547.
845-795-4050, or 845-795-1310, and

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Here are some great resources of some favorite swimming spots in the area:

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Columbia County Tourism

Delaware County / Great Western Catskills

Dutchess County Tourism

Greene County Tourism / Great Northern Catskills

Hudson Valley Tourism

I Love NY Tourism

Orange County Tourism

Sullivan County Visitors Association

Ulster County Tourism
20 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
845-340-3566, 1-800-342-5826,


Meet Me In Marlborough

Scenic Hudson

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes

Shawangunk Mountains Scenic Byway

Woodstock Guide

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Town & Country Liquors
Town & Country Liquors

• Our inventory is extensive & impressive. Our friendly helpful staff will assist you in choosing the perfect gift (and wrap if for free). We will help you select the perfect accompaniment for holidays, events, weddings, parties or everyday needs. Gift Baskets and Gift Certificates available.Open M-Sat. 10am-9pm; Sun. 12noon-5pm.
Rt. 212 CVS Plaza, Saugerties, NY 12477
Click Here For A Discount Offer


Dutchess County Tourism - Breweries

Dutchess County Tourism - Brew Pubs

Dutchess County Tourism - Wineries

Hudson Valley Wine Map

Hudson Valley Wineries

Shawangunk Wine Trail -

Ulster County Tourism - Craft Beverages

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Artrider Fine Arts and Crafts EventsMoondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New PaltzTown & Country LiquorsHenry's Farm To Table at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Milton, NYBlue Mountain Bistro-to-Go, Kingston, NYMother Earth's Storehouse Natural Food & Vitamin CentersNana's Creative Cafe in Woodstock, NYYMCA of Kingston and Ulster Countyus Business AllianceNew Paltz Regional Chamber of CommerceRondout Valley Business Association

Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce - Discover Saugerties NYSouthern Ulster Chamber of CommerceChamber of Commerce of Ulster County


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