Oct. 5, 2022 – Daily Freeman

• The Sinterklaas clothes swap and Sinterstore benefit for Sinterklaas The Sinterklaas clothes swap and Sinterstore benefit is Sunday, Oct. 23, from noon to 4 pm at the Old Buckeley Middle School Gym renamed Dutchess Shepard at the corner of Market and Mulberry streets in Rhinebeck. Swap up to 20 items including women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, handbags and shoes. All items should be in very good condition on hangers, please no t-shirts. Then shop the Sinterstore featuring designer clothes, accessories, gift jewelry and gift certifications and Sinterklaas’ own famous cashmeres. There will be a raffle Admission is via a $25 donation. Early drop off is Oct. 22 or bring your items the day of the event. Sinterklaas is set to be held Dec. 3.

• The Winnakee Land Trust’s Historic Barn Tour returns to Rhinebeck and Red Hook Saturday, Oct. 15. The event features self-guided tours of all barns in the towns of Red Hook and Rhinebeck from 10 am to 4 pm Then from 4-6 pm there will be a barn reception with music, food, local, brews and a pie contest . Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information visit https://www.winnakee.org/.

• Theater on the Road and Old Dutch Church’s annual living history program returns to the historic church at 272 Wall St. in Uptown Kingston Saturdays in October at 7 pm with a new theme, “The City Awakens.” Meet significant figures from Kingston’s past including George Clinton, Matthewis Persen, Sojourner Truth, Mayor James Lindsley and Mama Nuchwe, a member of the Esopus tribe, will discuss life in the area before the Dutch arrival in 1658. Tickets are $15, for adults; $10 for students and seniors and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets must be purchased online at www.livinghistoryny.com. For more information call (845) 475-7973.

• The Ashokan Center’s Fall Family Fun Fest at 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, celebrating the harvest season and bounty of the region, takes place Sunday, Oct. 16, from 10 am to 4 pm Activities include cider making and tasting, blacksmithing and broom making, guided nature hikes, horse-drawn hayrides, and pumpkin painting. Crafts and seasonal foods will be available for purchase. The live music lineup features Lara Hope’s Gold Hope Duo, the Strawberry Hill Fiddlers and Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Tickets are $5, with free admission for children 12 and under. For more information, visit ashokancenter.org.

• The Rhinebeck Reformed Chruch Fall Flea Market & Bake Sale is Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 am to 5 pm at 6368 Mill St. rain or shine. Featured items include household, books and vintage and antique items along with sweet treats like cookies, cupcakes and brownies.

• Naturalist Joe Bridges will lead a walk titled “Late Blooms, Nuts and Fruits at Slabsides Saturday, Burroughs Drive, West Park, on Oct. 8, at 9 am The walk will help participants understand the plants along Pond Lane in late-season maturation. Space is very limited. RSVP at info@johnburroughsassociation.org.

• Bike Friendly Kingston will host its final monthly evening “Slow Rides” on Thursday, Oct. 6. The guided rides, ranging from five to 20 miles, depart from the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster’s parking lot at 507 Broadway at 6 pm Email eflynn@kingston-ny.gov for more information.

• Eric J. Roth will perform a classical guitar music concert at the Green Kill Arts Center at 229 Greenkill Ave., Kingston, at 7 pm Friday, Oct. 7. Roth will perform an authentic reproduction of an instrument built in 1830 and share the instruments, repertoire, composers and history. The compositions he’ll perform span from the 1600s to the 1900s along with his original piece “Pavane.” Admission is a $5 suggested donation.

• The Resource Center for Accessible Living hosts its first annual friend-raiser cocktail party supported by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 20, from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Stonehedge Restaurant at 1694 US Route 9W, West Park. Hors d’oeuvres and pasta will be served and music is by Lara Hope. Tickets are $40 each and must be purchased online at www.rcal.org/friendraiser2022 by Oct. 14.

• The Shawangunk Runners Club and the Esopus Community Foundation present the autumn 5K Saturday, Oct. 15. The predominately fast and flat run traverses residential streets on the West Side of Broadway in the hamlet of Port Ewen. There will also be races for children who don’t want to take on the full 5K. There will be T-shirts available for the first 50 registrants. The event also features awards by Christopher Regan, raffle prizes, and refreshments including coffee, cookies, ice cream, fruit, and chocolate milk. The entry fee is $20 for an individual and $35 for a family of four which includes two T-shirts. To register and for the family promo code at checkout visit https://bit.ly/3femFZN

• The Good Work Institute is hosting “Resisting Erasure,” an exhibition featuring Poughkeepsie-based artist Shirley Parker-Benjamin and photographer Onaje Benjamin through Oct. 8. Featured events include a closing event on Oct. 8 and chances to engage with the work on the second Saturday of each month. The Good Work Institute Greenhouse is located at, 65 St James Street, Kingston. For more information visit https://goodworkinstitute.org/resisting-erasure/

• The Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s Northeast Region will hold the Hudson Valley Team Hope Walk on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Walkway Over The Hudson. For more information visit https://northeast.hdsa.org/events/hudson-valley-team-hope-walk/

• Soup sales will take place at the Rhinecliff Firehouse, 17 Shtazell Ave., Rhinecliff, on the third Thursday of the month — Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15 — from 11 am to 12:30 pm Soup will be sold by the quart for $10 per quart. Only take out orders will be available. Soup can be picked up at the firehouse side window on Orchard Street. The sales are sponsored by the Rhinebeck Grange. Send an email to JoBaer2@gmail.com to preorder online and to be emailed the soup choices.

• The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase arrives at Bearsville Center, 277-297 Tinker St., Woodstock, from Oct. 21-23. View fine, contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments, exhibited by their creators in an intimate gathering of stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados and enjoy continuous live music, from 11 am to 6 pm each day of the event in The Bearsville Theater Lounge. Additional seminars, workshops and concerts by separate admission. General Admission is $25 per day. A three day pass is $60.

• The Hurley Library presents “Samuel Clemens: Tales of Mark Twain,” a two-act play that tells the story of the iconic author on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 pm at the Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St., Hurley. The 100-minute play, featuring actor Joe Baer as Samuel Clemons, traces nearly eight decades of the famed author and lecturer’s life. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.hurleylibrary.org, by calling (845) 338-2092, or by stopping at the library at 48 Main St. Hurley. For more information visit, www.BaerhandsTheater.com.

• The St. Remy Fire Department at 564 Main St., St. Remy will host a Brooks BBQ take-out dinner fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 12, from 3 pm to 6 pm Dinners include a half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, cornbread and dessert. Tickets are $15 per dinner in advance and $16 at the door. Anyone wanting to pre-order should call (845) 853-8559, leave a message with name and number, and the call will be returned.

• The Friends of the Saugerties Public Library will host its annual wine and cheese fundraising event at Total Tennis at 1811 Old Kings Highway, Saugerties Nov. 16, at 6:30 pm A speaker will be announced at a later date. A food drive seeking canned goods and other non-perishable items to benefit Saugerties-area food pantries will also be held. Admission is $10 for Friends members and $12 for non-members. Membership applications will be available.

• Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox’s Life in The Past Lane returns to the Bardavon, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 8 pm Tickets start at $49. Members get $5 off. Call Bardavon at (845) 473-2072 or the Ulster Performing Arts Center at (845) 339-6088 or email boxoffice@bardavon.org to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com but fees apply.

• People’s Place, in partnership with Institute for Animal Happiness, has brought back the Happy Cart to the parking lot at 17 St. James St., Kingston every Wednesday from 4 to 6 pm The Happy Cart offers plant-based food to our community to taste and is free. happyvegancart.org.

• People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center’s monthly Evening Of Holistic Health collaboration with the Holistic Health Community continues. The first Wednesday evening of each month from 3 to 7 pm at 775 Broadway, Kingston. https://peoplesplacewec.simplybook.me/v2/.

• People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center offers free weekly workshops, featuring wellness classes, health screenings, nutritional guidance, alternative health modalities, and financial education. 775 Broadway, Kingston. For more information and to register for workshops, visit www.peoplesplace.org/wellness-empowerment-center/ or call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 pm at 17 St. James St., Kingston. Donations of fresh and shelf-stable foods are being accepted. Call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Bounty Table, located just outside the doors, offers free produce, breads, baked goods, dairy items and proteins. The items change daily and are first-come, first-serve during business hours, 10 am to 1 pm Call (845) 338-4030 for additional information.

• The Hurley Heritage Society Museum at 52 Main St., Hurley, has opened for the season. View the ongoing exhibit “Winslow Homer in Hurley — an Artist’s View.” featuring reproductions of the paintings and illustrations Homer created during his visits to Hurley between 1870 and 1875. The exhibition features five new paintings this year. Museum hours are Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4 pm

• Thomas Cole National Historic Site’s exhibition “Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration” is set to run through Oct. 20, 2022, at the site, 218 Spring St., Catskill. The exhibition examines the famed Hudson River School artist’s final years before his death in February 1848. For more information and exhibit hours, visit www.thomascole.org/visit.

• The Hudson Wednesday Market returns to the 7th Street Park on Warren Street, Hudson, each Wednesday from 4-7 pm through Oct. 26. The grassroots farmers market features a diverse group of vendors. Local artisans interested in selling and showcasing their crafts can email upstreetmarket@gmail.com. Visit upstreetmarket.wixsite.com/hudsonwedmarket/

• The Rhinebeck Farmers Market has opened for the season in the municipal parking lot at 61 E. Market St., Rhinebeck. The market will take place every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, with the exception of Dec. 4, through Dec. 18. Visit rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com for more information.

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