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County Events

ULSTER COUNTY

Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix. A grand race benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Ulster County and Woodstock Fire Department, in four parts. May 4-5. In Woodstock and Shandaken. www.womenswoodstockcycling.com.

SUNY Ulster Choral and Guitar Ensemble Concert. A grand annual event in SUNY Ulster’s Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge. May 4. 7:30pm.

Handwriting on the Wall: Encounters with Cancer. Collections of art, poetry and memoir  curated by Lucy Barbera and organized in collaboration with the Oncology Support Center of the Health Alliance in Kingston, with readings scheduled throughout the month. May 5-27. Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston. Schedule at askforarts.org.

Catskills Great Outdoors Expo. Information on hiking, paddling, biking and other outdoor recreation activities within the great Forest Preserve, with dozens of exhibitors, presentations on and a sale of outdoor gear, all hosted by the Catskill Center. May 5. 10am-5pm. Best Western Conference Center, Kingston. 

Stone Ridge Orchard Annual Wassail. An ancient Celtic ritual celebrating the Rondout Valley Growers Association with cider and food and plenty of traditional folk-style dancing to live Balkan and Macedonian music. May 5. 2pm into the late evening. Stone Ridge Orchard, 3012 Route 213, Stone Ridge.

Kingston Clean Sweep. Volunteers pick up litter lying along the “Kingston Corridor.” May 5. 9am – noon. Contact Friends of Historic Kingston at (845) 339-0720.        

Spring Fashion Show. Epic display of SUNY Ulster talents. May 12. 3pm. SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge. Reservations necessary: flynnk@sunyulster.edu.

Ramp Romp. A Musical Evening for a Wheelchair Ramp at the Byrdcliffe Theater featuring Woodstock’s top talents. May 12. 7:30pm.

Tulip Festival & Mother’s Day Celebration. Luncheon with live entertainment, family activities, vendors, spa fun and flowers galore. May 13. 11am-4pm. Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa, 1195 Arrowhead Road, Ellenville.

Rock The Ridge. A 50-mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser set in Mohonk Preserve. May 19.

MyKingstonKids Fest 2018: Land of Chocolate. An exciting day of activities and fun including a puzzle party, Red Velvet tea party, candy making workshop, art show, and performances at The Lace Mill, 165 Cornell Street, Kingston. May 19. 11am-4pm.

Gardiner Cupcake Festival. A day full of cupcakes, food, music, local vendors, local wine tastings and activities for children. May 19. 12-5pm. Wright’s Farm, 699 State Rt. 208, Gardiner.

Taking Flight Conference: Birding in the Catskills. Warblers and how to find them. May 25 – 27. Emerson Resort & Spa, 5340 Route 28, Mt. Tremper.

Woodstock New-Paltz Art & Crafts Fair. Kick off the summer right. May 26-28. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz.

OWN IT! 2018 Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference. The Darlene L. Pfeiffer Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at SUNY Ulster and NYS Small Business Development Center’s annual conference on “Cutting Edge Strategies for Changing Times.” May 31. 8:30am-5pm. SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge.

DUTCHESS COUNTY

Poughkeepsie Farm Project Plant Sale and Open Farm Days. Check out a bicycle-powered polenta grinder and choose among 100 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs. May 12. 9am-2pm. Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve, Hooker & Raymond Avenues, Poughkeepsie.

Suzanne Bocanegra: My Life as an Artist. A lecture with Anne Gridley, Frances McDormand, and Lili Taylor, May 5. 7pm. Fisher Center’s Sosnoff Theater, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson.

Rhinebeck Hudson Valley Full & Half. A Boston qualifier at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck. May 12. 8am.

ROOTSTOCK 2018. A celebration of music and agriculture dedicated to helping farmers stay rooted. May 12. 12-6pm. 23 Long Dock Road, Beacon.

Mid Hudson Etsy Makers Pop Up Market. May 12. 1-8pm. Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon.  

Wassaic Project Community Day & Summer Exhibition. Musical parades, field games, art show, huge meal and loads of evening music. May 12. 1-10pm. 37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic. wassaicproject.org

Flamenco Vivo. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center hosts Carlota Santana and troupe. May 13. 2:30pm. 120 Broadway, Tivoli.

Spirit of the Aerodrome 60th Anniversary Gala. All day celebration of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. May 19. Opens at 10am. 9 Norton Rd., Rhinebeck.

Tony Kushner on Leonard Bernstein. A conversation sparked by the writer’s work adapting West Side Story with Stephen Spielberg. May 19. 7:30pm. Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson.

Baird Hersey and PRANA. Clermont State Historic Site initiates a new season of Harmonies on the Hudson concerts with the great overtone ensemble. May 24. 6pm. Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Rd., Germantown.