Art shows and displays
Exhibition: 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2. Meet and mingle with emerging artists and experience their work in person. Free an open to the public. Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane, Rosendale. (845) 658-9133.
Art Exhibit: 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Opening reception. The Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery, 43355 Route 28, Arkville. (845) 586-2611. Dec. 3 throughh Jan. 21.
Art Exhibit: 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Winter Exhibit. Opening Reception. Kate Hamilton,
Andrea Moreau, Louise Laplante, Elizabeth Coyne, Laura Von Rosk and Eileen Murphy . Offerings of drawings, paintings and collages. Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St., Hudson. (518) 828-1915 Books, readings and signings
Open Mic: 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Calling all poets. Roost Studios, 69 Main St., New Paltz. Refreshments available. $5. $4 CAPS & Roost Members, $3 students/seniors.
Book Signing: 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Elaine Khosrova, “Butter: A Rich History”. The Golen Notebook, 29 Tinker St., Woodstock. (845) 6798000
Book Signing: 6 p.m. Dec. 3. Warren Bobrow “Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics”. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St., Woodstock. (845) 679-8000
Hoop Shoot Contest: Dec. 3. 8:30 a.m. registration event starts 9:30 a.m. The Red Hook-Rhinebeck Elks Lodge #2022. Contest open to children in the Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Pine Plains School Districts ages 8-13. Bring a copy of the shooters birth certificate. For more info. (845) 758-3129.
LEGO Club: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 3. West Hurley Library, 42 Clover St., West Hurley. (845) 679-6405 htt;//whplib.org “A Child’s Christmas at Clermont”: 10 a.m. to noon. Dec. 3. families can drop in wth children for a stockingfoot tour of the decorations and a story with the family’s nursemaid at the the foot of the Christmas tree. Tickets $4 per person. (518) 537-4240. Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown. Super Saturday Series: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3. Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson will be presenting Sounds Like Science. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St., Kingston. School age children. (845) 331-0507 ext. 7
“Dear Santa”: 11 a.m. Dec. 3. play, Dear Santa, with kids on stage. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt. 308, Rhinebeck. $7 for children, $9 for adults. (845) 8763080 www.centerforperformingarts.org.
Concerts and music
Concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding! New Paltz Musicales 4th Annual Christmastime benefit concert. 100% of all donations will benefit Family of Woodstock, Inc. Admission is a
suggested donation of $15/ adult, $5/child (12 and under). Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, 90 Route 32 South, New Paltz. (845) 255-0051.
Live Music: 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 2. Old School, VFW, 740 East Chester St., Kingston. $8 cover $15 for couples.
Coffee House Series: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Performer Terri and Steve Massardo. Unitarian Fellowship, 320 Sawkill Rd., Kingston.
Jazz Stock: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Maucha Adnet & the Brazilian Trio. Senate Garage, 4 North Front St., Kingston. Tickets $35. (845) 802-
0029 Holiday Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. The Catskill Glee Club will present their annual Winter Holiday Concert. First Reformed Church, Main St., Catskill. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. (845) 389-1503. America: 8 p.m. Dec. 3. America. Bardavon Opera house, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie. (845) 4732072
Concert: 2 p.m. Dec. 4. Mid-Hudson Women’s Chorus “Yuletide Memories” with special guests the Hudson Valley Youth Chorale. St. James United Methodist Church, corner of Fair and Pearl Streets, Kingston. Adults $10, students $-Seniors $8. Snow date Dec. 5th at 7:30 p.,. (845) 382-2499.
Music Mix: 3 p.m. Dec. 4. Julien Studley Theatre, SUNY New Paltz. General admission $8, Senior *62+) $6, New Paltz & Faculty/ staff $3. .
Concert: 3 p.m. Dec. 4. Conservatory Weekend. Bard Fisher Center, Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, 30 Campus Rd., Annandale-on-Hudson. (845) 758-6822. www. bard.edu
Live Music: 7 p.m. Dec. 8. Jim Pospisil singer songwriter. High Falls Café, High Falls. (845) 687-2699
Theater: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Thursdays-Saturdays Dec. 8-18, Sundays at 2 p.m. Truman Capote’s The Thanksgiving Visitor and A Christmas Memory adapted for the stage by Russell Vandenbroucke. Bridge Street Theatre Mainstage, 44 West Bridge St., Catskill. Tickets: 420, $10 for patrons 21 and under. 800-838-3006 or (518) 943-3818. Live Music: 8 p.m. Dec. 8. New music night and Holiday pre-party with Not Yet. No cover, 21+. Uncle Willy’s, 31 North Front St., Kingston.
“A Christmas Carol”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2.; Dec. 3 at 4 p.m.; Dec. 4 2 p.m. Ulster Ballet. A Spectuclar Show for All Ages. UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston. At the door $25, $22 and $18. (845) 339-6088.
“Resonance”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Miki Orihara solo performance, live music with Senri Oe. Kaatsbaan, 120 Broadway, Tivoli. (845) 757-5106 ext. 2 Adults $30, student rush and children $10.
Lectures and workshops
Discussion: 6 p.m. Dec. 2. Pushing the Limits present an open discussion on Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. The library will be serving pizza and screening and a short film about individuals incorporating science into their everyday lives. Red hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook. (845) 758-3241. Workshop: 3 p.m. Dec. 3. Oil cloth placements and table runners. Wagon House Education Center. To pre-register www.olana. org/education/ or call (518) 828-1872 ext. 105. Walk in are welcome, but not guaranteed. $20 member, $25 non-members. No experience necessary.
Workshop: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3. Families are invited to the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St., Athens for a free workshop to create holiday cottages. Parents will need to accompany children younger than 7. (518) 945-2136 email@example.com.
Talk: 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 3. “Out Town Talk” updating the status of the ongoing archaeological dig project underway at the historic parsonage site – Maple Ave., Germantown. Germantown Library, Hover Room, 31 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown. (518) 5375800
Talk: 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. The life and Times of Benjamin Myer Brink. Community Room of the Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave., Saugerties. (845) 246-0858. Free and open to the public.
Exercise: 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Lower the Stiff, multimedia exhibition is a non-commercial workout regimen experience created by inarticulate incorporated that combines objects, bodies, and bodies to get fit now. Boiler Room at the Lace Mill, 165 Cornell St., Kingston. $5 suggested donation.
Workshop: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Construction & Cookies. Vanderbilt Mansion national Historic Site. Admission free of charge. 119 Vanderbilt Park Rd., Hyde Park. (845) 2297770.
Talk: 7 p .m. Dec. 6. “A View from the Work Turned Downside Up” by awardwinning script writer, James MacAllister. Catskill Center, Rt. 28, Arkville. (845) 586-2611. The program is free, but there is a $5 suggested donation.
Talk: 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Julia C. Tobey, editor of Captain McCrea’s War: The World War II Memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Naval Aide and USS Iowa’s First Commanding Officer. Henry A. Wallace Center, FDR’ Presidential Library & Home, 4079 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park. After talk book signing in New Deal Store. Sign Language Class: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Gerry Wilson will teach a weekly elementary American Sign Language class at the Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St., Kingston. The classes are open to all. Toi register, contact the Ulster Literacy Assoc. at (845) 331-6837.
Talk: 7 p.m. Matthew Dallek, author of Defenseless Under the Night: Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security. Henry A. Wallace Center, FDR’ Presidential Library & Home, 4079 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park. After talk book signing in New Deal Store.
Talk: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Join us for a look at the current state of livestock production in the Hudson Valley. Jason Detxzel, Ulster County Livestock Educator, will be the featured speaker at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC) Annual meeting. 232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza), Kingston. Light refreshments will be served.
Hike: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 3. Join Robert Drake to explore Onteora Lake and the remnants of the area’s Bluestone quarrying. Free. Bring a lunch. Directions: Travel state Route 28 west 3 miles to the Onteora lake entrance sign on the right. Parking is available at the boat launch at the base of the access road near the lake. Sponsored by Woodstock Land Conservancy. All ages are welcome. If heavy rain canceled. 16th Annual Holly Berry Trail: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3. Tour private Ulster County homes decorated in holiday splendor inside and out. Refreshments provided. Tickets $30 pick up at the Fred H. Johnson Museum 63 Main St., Kingston.
Tour: noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 3. General public is welcome to tour the mansion looking its seasonal best. Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown. (518) 537-4240
St. Nick Celebration: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3. Hurley Heritage Society, 52 Main St., Hurley. Museum shop open. (845) 336-5267. 35th Annual Woodstock Holiday Open House: 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 3. Live music on the Village Green, pictures with Santa, face painting, Carolers, ice sculpting, Free admission. Tinker St., Woodstock. (845) 679-6234. Dutch Christmas Open House: 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway, Red Hook. Holiday music, cider, homemade holiday cookies & fresh baked bread. Free and open to the public. (845) 758-1920
“The Definition of Insanity”: 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Mountain View Studio, 20 Mountainview Ave. Woodstock. (845) 679-0901. Suggested donation $8.
Film: 3 p.m. Dec. 4. Mary Pickford, known as the first “start” of the silent movies. Rosendale Theatre. The Little Princess will be accompanied by two short subjects including “The New York Hat” and “The Unchanging Sea”. 408 Main St., Rosendale. (845) 6588989
Film: 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Speak up for Israel. Learn how to effectively communicate for Israel (let the truth replace the negative narrative). Congregation Ahavath Israel, 100 Lucas Ave., Kingston.
Film: 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6. Screening of “Just Eat It” at the Cafeteria Coffee House, 58 Main St., New Paltz. (845) 255-8456.
“The Matrix”: 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7. “The Matrix,” starring Keanu Reeves. Rated R. Hackers. PG-13. Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Village of Tivoli. (845) 757-3771
“Hackers”: 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8. “Hackers.” Rated PG-13. Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Village of Tivoli. (845) 757-3771.
13th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2. Bertelsmann Campus Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 17th Annual Catskill Fiber Celebration: 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Juried sale of fiber art by local artisans. Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Woodstock Firehouse, 443 Zena Rd., Woodstock. (845) 750-9295 Holiday Gift Book Sale: 4 p.m. Dec. 2. Library lobby and program room. The sale will continue during library open hours throughout the month of December. The Holiday Art show and sale will be open in the Duck Pond Gallery in December as well. Books for all ages at a reasonable price. The Friends of the Town of Esopus Library, (845) 3385580 Holiday on Huguenot Street: 4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 Celebrate the season with Historic Huguenot St. and the Reformed Church of New Paltz. Parade 6:45 p.m. . Community Tree lighting 7 p.m. . Guests are welcome to take free photos with Santa. Sat. Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 81 Huguenot St., New Paltz (845) 2551889 firstname.lastname@example.org Christmas Bazaar: 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2; Sat., Dec. 3 from 10 am. To 3 p.m. Santa’s attic, bake sale, crafts, gift sho, food, soup sale. United Reformed Church in Bloomington. Handicap accessible. (845) 331-7099. Snowflake Festival: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Fire twirlers, interactive ice sculpture, horse-drawn wagon ride, and Santa Claus. North Front and Wall Streets, Kingston. Saugerties First Friday: 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2. Every month in the village of Saugerties, businesses stay open late an offer special activities and discounts to visitors. Partition, Market and Main Streets, Saugerties. Gardiner’s Annual Caroling: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 2. and Christmas tree lighting. Follow the fire truck down Main St., sing holiday carols and tree lighting. Start at Gardiner Gables, 2356 Rt. 44/55, Gardiner (845) 2559675 ext. 103.
Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3. Large variety of decorations, gifts, crafts, wrapping paper, curios, and baked goods. Lunch available with soups, sandwiches, and other items. Elizaville United Methodist Church, 1181 Jackson Corners Rd., Red Hook. (845) 756-2338 Annual Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Handcrafted and unique items for sale, cookie walk, and café. Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 1219, 794 Springtoown Rd., Tillson. (845) 8539052 Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Holiday gifts, crafts, books, jewelry, baked goods, candies, and woven items by the church Hand to Mouth Weavers. Red Hook United Methodist Church (corner of Church and West Market Street), Fellowship Hall, Red Hook. Admission free. (845) 758-6283
Christmas Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Woodworked items, crochet items, unique handmade greeting cards, candles & home aroma, jewely, ornaments, local farm products, cheeses, buffalo & lamb, venison burgers and fresh cut venison, etc. Our meal menu will also be available. Christ Episcopal Church, 7423 South Broadway, Red Hook. Holiday Craft Fair & Luncheon: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3. The Grahamsville United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 55 Rt. 55, Grahamsville. (845) 985-7427 or (845) 985-2283 Folk, Chili & Craft Holiday Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Admission $5. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St., Pine Hill. (845) 254-5469. 10th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec.
3. Marbletown Elementary School, 12 Pine Bush Rd., Stone Ridge. (845) 6870284.
Event: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 3. The Hudson Harvesters, a local 4-H Club is hosting an exciting day of winter flower fox decoration. The Hudson Amtrat Station, 69 S. Front St., Hudson. This is a community beautification project. Andrew Randazzo (518) 828-3346 exct. 206 or email@example.com. Annual Holiday Pawty: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3. The UCSPCA Shelter, Wiedy Rd., Kingston. Raffles, gift-giving ideas, refreshments. Home 4 the Holidays event with half-price adoptions and pet photos with Santa Paws. (845) 331-5377. 11th Annual Holiday Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Assortment of theme gift baskets and many other holiday items, plus a bake sale. Katsbaan Ladies Aid, Katsbaan Reformed Church Hall, 1801 Kings Highway, Saugerties. Kingston Model Railroad Club’s 79th Annual Open House: 12 to 5 p.m. Dec. 3. 537 Broadway, Kingston. Adults, $6, children under 12, $2. Welcome Yule: 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Peace in the Midst of War. The unbelievable story of the WW I Christmas Truce “If we have been left to ourselves, the men in the trenches, there would have never been another shot fire” . Holy Cross Church, Pine Grove Ave., Kingston. Adults Tickets $20 children 18 and under ½ price.
Holiday Sale: 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Affordable art sale and “Hot Off The Press” print auction. Woodstock School of Art, 2470 Rt. 212, Woodstock. (845) 679-2388 http:// woodstockschoolofart.org/
Fire Truck Parade & Village Tree Lighting: 5 p.m. Dec. 3. Second annual Joshua R. Peters memorial fire truck parade. Proceed from Berme Road Park down Canal Street to Liberty Square, Ellenville. Vendors, music, tree lighting and Santa. Tree Lighting: 5 p.m. Dec. 3. The Ice Cream station, 76 Main St., Phoenicia; 6 p.m. Fire House party, Rt. 214, Phoenicia. Pictures with Santa, face painting, craft table.
Cragsmoor Ceilidh: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Traditional Scottish social gathering with live Gaelic folk music, signing, storytelling, etc. Admission $20. Cragsmoor Free Library, 335 Cragsmoor Rd., Cragsmoor. (845) 647-4611. Tree Lighting: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Caroling, hot soup and visit from Santa. Bring new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots donation. Corner of Rt. 213 and Second St. Refreshments at the Community Church of High Falls, 4 Firehouse Rd., High Falls. Chanukah Market & Bazaar: 10 am. To 3 p.m. Dec. 4. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock.
Flea Market: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Kingston Rock N’ Roll Flea Market, Murphy Center, 467 Broadway (next to the Rite Aid Pharmacy), Kingston. (845) 380-3127.
Holiday Open House: 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4. Palantine Parsonage, 52 Maple Ave., Germantown. (518) 5374868. Saugerties Holiday in the Village: 12 to 6 p.m. Dec. 4. Toy raffles, holiday market, free horse and carriage rides, kids’ crafts, much more. Market, Main and Partition Streets, Saugerties. (845) 246-1337 Visit Santa & enjoy the petting zoo in the front yard at the Kiersted House, 119 Main St., Saugerties. Holiday Festival & Parade: 12 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4. It’s that time again. Bloomington Fire Co. & Ladies Auxiliary and Ulster County Vietnam Vets announce their annual “Commitment to Kids Toy Drive and Holiday Festival. Bloomington Firehouse, Route 32 and Taylor St., Rosendale. Parade at 12:30, Winter Carnival, music games, food, fun and much more! All toys received stay in Ulster County. For details Deb (845) 338-3319 or Darlene (845) 338-7393.
Wreath Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 5. 7 days a week from Dec. 5th until Christmas. Members of the Garden club will decorate wreaths donated by Williams Lumber, and Wonderland Florist. Benefit Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. (845) 876-4030. Holiday Event: 4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5. New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce First Annual Sip and Shop. Novellas of New Paltz, 2 Terwilliger Lane, New Paltz. This event is free to attend. Complimentary appetizers provided by the Grille and Novellas. Local vendors, cash bar, holiday ornament station, door prizes and lots of holiday cheer! (845) 255-0243. Made In Kingston: 4to 8 p.m. Dec. 8. Browse an eclectic range, from dozens of artists, of items made in Kingston-just in time for the holiday giving. Ferrovia Studios, 22 Thomas St., Kingston. Admission: Free. www.madeinkingstonny.com.
Theater and performance
“And Then There None”: 7 p.m. Dec. 2. and Dec. 3; and Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. Agatha Christie’ suspenful drama. Kingston High School, Broadway, Kingston. $10 (845) 943-3TIX. “Every Christmas Story Ever Told”: 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Dec. 2 through Dec. 18. Tickets $34-$39. Shadowland Stages, 157 Canal St., Ellenville. (845) 647-5511 shadowlandtheare.org.
“A Christmas Story.”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Musical based on the movie classic. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Dec. 2 through Dec. 11. Tickets$32-40 plus $4 convenience charge. Box office (845) 679-6900 Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock.
“Unmasked”: 8 p.m. Dec. 2. A new play by Raine Grayson. Parker Theatre, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr., New Paltz. Also Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. (845) 489-5159
“A Christmas Carol”: 5 p.m. Dec. 3. Charles Dickens’ classic story about generosity and sharing. Red Hook’s Theatre on the Road. Murray’s Restaurant, 73 Broadway, Tivoli. Gather across the street (at the gazebo) for a 4:30 p.m. tree-lighting ceremony. (845) 758-1920.
“A Christmas Carol”: 8 p.m. Dec. 3. by Charles Dickens. Half Moon Theatre at the Culinary Institute of America Marriott Pavilion, 1946 Campus Dr. (Rt. 9) Hyde Park. Performance dates Dec. 3, 4, 9-11, 16-18. Friday 8 p.m. Sat. 2 & 8 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. Tickets $18-50. (845) 2339885. “The Entertainer.”: 7:15 p.m. Dec. 6. Kenneth Branagh Theatre company presents “The Entertainer.” Dec. 6 and 7. $12/$10 members. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. (845) 6588989.