The Hudson Valley is brimming with seasonal and year-round events. Check here for news and information on upcoming events and activities in the region, from summertime fireworks to cozy winter destinations. You can also see archives here.
November 8, 2019
Sinterklass

Sinterklaas Send-Off Celebration/Ulster

This is the celebration where children are transformed into Kings and Queens and honored as the bringers of the light at the darkest time of year. Sinterklaas departs from the historic Kingston Waterfront (aka “Spain”) after a full day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches […]
November 26, 2019

A Frosty Fest

A family-fun holiday light spectacular featuring a Meet and Greet with Dasher the Reindeer, Frosty’s Musical Animated Light Show, Candy Cane Lane, Frosty’s Enchanted Forest (hayride or drive-through), Glistening Gardens, Magical Mansion, Frosty’s 3D Magical Adventure, Santa’s North Pole, Blizzard the Polar Bear, professional stage show, gift shops, tasty treats, and […]
November 7, 2019

Catskill Mountain Railroad Polar Express/Ulster

Catskill Mountain Railroad Polar Express: Children and families discover the magic of Christmas aboard The Polar Express when it arrives in Kingston. The officially-licensed train rides inspired by the hit Warner Bros. film, “The Polar Express” and book by Chris Van Allsburg is run by the Catskill Mountain Railroad. Runs […]
October 30, 2019

Ulster Barn Bash, Catskill Animal Sanctuary Tour and Plant-Based Thanksgiving

Gobble & Groove: Barn Bash: Nov. 2. Live Music, Dancing, Dinner, Wine, Beer, Cider— Plus A Feast for Our Rescued Turkeys & Pigs. Games, photobooth, and so much more. Register online. Tickets $50 ($45 for Members). 3:30-7:30 p.m. Fortune Valley Manor, 248 Old Stage Road, Saugerties. 845-336-8447; bit.ly/Gobble-19. Break All […]
October 30, 2019

Ulster Fall For Art

Fall for Art – Hosted by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County: 23rd Annual Juried Art Show & Fundraising Reception. Showcasing 30 unique Hudson Valley artists. The Chateau, 240 Boulevard (Route 32), Kingston. For tickets and more info. fallforart.org; info@fallforart.org; 845-338-8131
October 30, 2019

Ulster First Saturday Arts

First Saturday Arts: Vibrant First Saturday gallery receptions offer a glimpse of what this creative city has to offer. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, historical re-enactments, arts and cultural activities and more. 5-8 p.m. 845-338-0331; artsalongthehudson.com/Kingston; askforarts.org
October 30, 2019

Ulster Red Wine & Chocolate

Red Wine & Chocolate: Indulge in two of life’s pleasures at the same time. Featuring magnificent bonbons from Lagusta’s Luscious, and other local chocolatiers paired with our wine and including a souvenir glass. Noon-5 p.m. No reservations necessary. Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery, 331 Mckinstry Road, Gardiner. 845-255-4613; whitecliffwine.com
October 30, 2019

Ulster Woodstock Artists Association & Museum

November Events at WAAM: Opening Reception for New Exhibitions: 4-6 p.m. Exhibitions continue through Nov. 24 and include “Material World”; “Kate Collyer: To Last Frontiers”; “Future Vision: Natalie Hornberg”; “Associate Members Small Works.” Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker St., Woodstock. 845-679-2940; woodstockart.org
October 30, 2019

Ulster Bad Seed Cider Fall Back Festival

Bad Seed Cider Fall Back Festival: A celebration of Bad Seed Cider and everything to love about the fall in the Hudson River Valley. Unique, small batch, local craft Bad Seed hard ciders, along with great local beer from Hudson Ale Works, totaling 22 taps at two bars. Tasty food […]