It's the final day for the Kingston Farmers' Midtown Market. The Forsyth Nature Center presents A Naturalist's Passport Program. The Old Dutch Church presents the Fine Arts Recitals. The Persen House Museum welcomes The Ulster County Historical Society: Agricultural History of the Rondout Valley Exhibit. The Friends of Historic Kingston offer the Rondout National Historic District Walking Tour.
And the Hudson River Maritime Museum presents Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live. All this and sooo much more this week in Kingston.
The City of Kingston is nestled in the heart of the Catskill Mountains less than 2 hours from New York City and 1 hour from Albany. Located along the banks of the majestic Hudson River, Kingston boasts amazing boutiques, cafes, antique shops, restaurants, historical attractions & an amazing performing arts center. Fall for Kingston this month, you won’t be disappointed.
“Kingston, Where History Meets the Hudson”
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September Events in the City of Kingston
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The Friends of Historic Kingston present Greetings from Kingston: A Story in Postcards. The exhibition will be available for viewing every Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m., May-October in the FHK Gallery. This exhibition is free. While here visit the Fred J. Johnston House. Tour the interior of the c. 1812 Federal style house, the former home and showroom of nationally noted antiques dealer Fred J. Johnston who saved the historic house from demolition in 1938. View his private collection of 18th and early 19th century antique furnishings and decorative arts, mostly American, in eight elegant room settings he designed. Tour fee: $5 adult, $2 child under 16. The Friends of Historic Kingston is located on the corner of Wall & Main Streets in the Historic Stockade District. For more information please call (845) 339-0720 or visit: www.fohk.org
The Volunteer Firemen's Hall & Museum located at 265 Fair Street in the Historic Stockade District, is open for the season. The hours of operation are through October - Fridays 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m. June through August - also open Wednesdays & Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more information call (845) 331-0866. For group and school tours, call (845) 338-1247.
Highlights of upcoming events are as follows:
The Kingston Library is located at 55 Franklin Street in the B.E.A.T. District of Midtown. For more information please call the Kingston Library at: (845)331-0507 or www.kingstonlibrary.org
Ongoing Events at the Kingston Library:
TEEN ARTLAB AFTER SCHOOL ART PROGRAM
Thursdays at 3:30-5 PM, September through June
Open to students ages 13-18
No registration required
Come explore the arts: painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, crafts and more with local artist and SUNY New Paltz Professor Jessica Poser.
No prior experience necessary. FREE
BARD CLEMENTE COURSES
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 PM, September through May
Bard College will be offering free college credit humanities courses at the Kingston Library. All tuition, books and child-care expenses will be covered. To apply for this course, please pick up an application at the library's circulation desk.
BARD MATH CIRCLE
Second Saturday of the month at 1:00 PM, September through June
Math puzzles, logic games, problem solving and a hands-on math project. This gentle and encouraging mathematical environment is led by Bard math professor Japheth Wood and undergraduate math majors. Middle school and upper-elementary aged students welcome.
Third Saturday of every month 2:00-3:30 p.m. September through June
Open to teens and adults
Children under 12 with parental supervision please
Learn how to start collecting and searching pocket change for valuable mint errors! No prior experience necessary. FREE
CHILDREN'S STORY HOURS
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time Tuesday (18 mos. to 3 years) and
Preschool Wednesday (3 years to 5 years) followed by crafts and music.
STRESS REDUCTION THROUGH MEDITATION
Thursday mornings 10:30 a.m.
A great way to find inner balance and deep relaxation. This program is free and all are welcome. Call Ann at 339-8567 with any questions.
Third Saturday of the month at 2:00 p.m.
This informal group welcomes all skill level knitters. For more information, please contact Stephanie at [email protected] and reference "knitting" in the subject.
Second Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
Explore the art of Japanese paper folding with Anita Barbour. Ages five and up; teens and adults may attend as well.
The Arts Society of Kingston located at 97 Broadway in the Historic Rondout Waterfront District, presents a diverse range of visual art exhibitions, performances, workshops, classes, and other arts-related programming. Through its initiatives, ASK provides opportunities, resources, and education for artists. For more information, please call (845)338-0331 or visit: www.AskforArts.org
Sundays - The Artists Way Cluster, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mondays - Swing Dance Classes taught by Linda and Chester Freedman,
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursdays - Figure Drawing with Live Model led by James Martin,
6:00 – 9:00 p.m., $20/session or $50/3 sessions
Fridays - ASK for Music, 8:00 p.m. every third Friday of the month. Please check website for up-to-date information, $6
Saturdays- First Saturday Reception, Free, every first Saturday of the month, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
September through 28th - The Kingston Museum of Contemporary Arts is pleased to present, "Careful Carelessness and Loosely Planned" recent works by Gabe Brown, Felicity Hogan and Lauren Sandler. Gabe Brown will be showing paintings and works on paper. By applying her imagination to the natural world, Brown conjures a reinvented reality. Things like conversations between birds and the underlying cellular structures of plant life combine to create a unique visual vocabulary. Felicity Hogan will be presenting works from her visual Haiku series of abstract conversations. Hogan sees her paintings as more of an installation than a collection of individual works, and creating works on site is often part of the process. Lauren Sandler will be showing a series of ceramic panels, both wall-mounted and suspended. For this new work she is exploring surfaces and form to depict a sense of both motion and stillness. These pieces were originally inspired by our experience of time and space as we sit and gaze out of a window of a moving car or train. Since 2005 KMOCA has presented some of the region’s most exciting exhibitions. KMOCA is open on Saturdays, noon until 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. KMOCA is located at 103 Abeel Street. For more information please visit: www.kmoca.org
September through 28th - The Storefront Gallery at 93 Broadway is pleased to feature the drawings and paintings of Ian Gordon in a show titled, "Content in the Place". In this show are 8 small ' plein air ' oil paintings, and 7 ink and wash drawings depicting Ian Gordon's surroundings where he lives in northwest Donegal, Ireland. Regular gallery hours are Saturday 1:00 -6:00 p.m. and 24/7 through the storefront windows or by appointment. Visit: www.TheStorefrontGallery.com for more information or call 845-338-8473.
September through 28th - The Agustsson Gallery presents “Stretching the Truth.” Finishes in Bronze, the ancient warmth of Anagama and bisque. Our fine art painters from Boston, NY and Hudson Valley complete the exhibition. The Gallery is located at 176 Broadway. For more information please call (845) 331-1388 or visit www.agustssongallery.com
September through 28th - ASK welcomes Photography by Yale Epstein (Solo Member Show) and In the Forest: A Members’ Exhibition The Arts Society of Kingston, a regional center for the arts, presents a diverse range of visual art exhibitions, performances, workshops, classes, and other arts-related programming for the benefit of artists, art-lovers, and the general community of the Hudson Valley. For more information, please visit: www.ASKforArts.org or call (845)338-0331.
September through 28th - At Home Antiques and Gallery is having an exceptional exhibit. John Dugdale a renowned photographer, well known for his photos in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be showing his iconic work in the gallery. John Dugdale is a remarkable artist. Over the past twenty years, working in a state of near blindness, he has created photographs as if from his soul. With his photographs showing in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and more than twenty solo exhibitions, John has reached a notable level of artistic acclaim. At Home Antiques and Gallery is located at 81 Broadway. For more information on the show or gallery please call (845)336-3902 or visit www.milneathomeantiques.com
September 24th - Adult Nature Walks sponsored by the Forsyth Nature Center. Meet at the Forsyth Nature Center located at 157 Lucas Avenue, at 9:30 a.m. Transportation provided to unique walking/hiking trails in the area. For more information please visit: www.kingstonparksandrec.org
September 24th – It’s the final day for the Kingston Farmers’ Midtown Market at its Broadway location at the intersection of Henry Street. Buy fresh & local from the vendors providing farm-to-table food for you. The Healthy Eating Series is “Healthy Eating on A Budget” as presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. From 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. rain-or-shine. For more information visit the website at: www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org
September 24th - The Forsyth Nature Center is pleased to present A Naturalist’s Passport Program. This program will be held at 3:30 p.m. at various Kingston Parks. Programs include: Pond Life, Intro to Birds, Wetland Wonders, Reptilian Rhythms, Into the Woods, & much more. All programs are free and weather dependent. See complete schedule and register online at: www.kingstonparksandrec.org
September 26th - The Old Dutch Church is pleased to present the Fine Arts Recitals. This week’s guest is Boyd Herforth on organ. The Series begins at 12:15. The Old Dutch Church is located in the Historic Stockade District at 272 Wall Street. For more information please call (845)338-6759 or email [email protected]
September 27th - The Forsyth Nature Center is pleased to offer Friday Night Paddles on the Rondout. Meet under the Wurts Street Bridge on the Promenade at 5:30 p.m. All paddles include equipment. Discounts are given to Kingston residents. Registration is mandatory. For more information & to register online visit: www.kingstonparksandrec.org
September 28th - The Forsyth Nature Center is pleased to offer Saturday Morning Paddles on the Hudson. Meet at Kingston Point Beach at 8:30 a.m. All paddles include equipment. Discounts are given to Kingston residents. Registration is mandatory. For more information & to register online visit: www.kingstonparksandrec.org
September 28th – The Persen House Museum welcomes The Ulster County Historical Society: Agricultural History of the Rondout Valley Exhibit. The Ulster County Historical Society, founded in 1859, will be presenting materials of the important historical role of agriculture in the Rondout Valley. Rondout Valley’s rich fertile soil has been farmed since before Henry Hudson sailed up the Hudson River on the Half Moon! The Persen House is located at 74 John Street on the Historic Four Corners intersection. This tour is FREE. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Nina Postupack, Ulster County Clerk at (845) 340-3040.
September 28th - The Kingston Farmers’ Uptown Market. Shop the almost 40 vendors offering flavorful fares to delight all of your senses. The Market continues every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., rain or shine, through November 16th. Located on Wall Street in the Historic Stockade District of Uptown Kingston, this weekly event has plenty of free parking and is close to the New York State Thruway at Exit 19. Check the website weekly for events at: www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org
September 28th - The Friends of Historic Kingston are pleased to offer the RONDOUT NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT WALKING TOUR. Hear how the historic waterfront district of Kingston mushroomed from farmland into a thriving maritime village and major Hudson River port during the heydays of the Delaware & Hudson Canal (1828-1898) which terminated here. View the legacy of residential, commercial and ecclesiastical architecture built by the “melting pot” of nationalities that migrated to Rondout in the nineteenth century. Approximately 2 hours with some uphill walking. Fee: $5 adult, $2 child under 16. Meet outside the Kingston Heritage Area Visitor Center, 20 Broadway at 11:00 a.m. Group tours offered by appointment. For more information please call (845) 339-0720 or visit: www.fohk.org
September 28th - The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to present Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day Live!” The museum is located at 50 Rondout Landing on the Historic Rondout Waterfront. For more info: (845) 338.0071 ext. 15, www.hrmm.org or www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
September 28th - The Forsyth Nature Center is pleased to offer Saturday Evening Paddles on the Hudson. Meet at Kingston Point Beach at 8:30 a.m. All paddles include equipment. Discounts are given to Kingston residents. Registration is mandatory. For more information & to register online visit: www.kingstonparksandrec.org
September 28th & 29th - The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to present the Hudson River Ramble. The museum is located at 50 Rondout Landing on the Historic Rondout Waterfront. For more info: (845) 338.0071 ext. 15, www.hrmm.org or www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com
Join historic walking tours. Kayak on the majestic Hudson River and enjoy the fall colors. At the Kingston Farmers’ Market shop local and fresh in two locations. Dine in our intimate cafes and family-friendly restaurants. Live performances, an abundance of galleries and out- of-the-box events, all combine to make Kingston a not-to-miss destination or a forever home. www.kingston-ny.gov