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Highlighted Things to Do In Kingston, NY for 5/4-5/9

The Merry, Merry Month of May is here! The warmer weather is spawning even more fun things to do here in the Hudson Valley. You can check out some of our highlighted events happening here in and around Kingston NY this week. New this week is the great addition of outdoor markets and events showcasing Mother Nature that can engage us to appreciate our own natural habitat!

 

COMMUNITY

Come out Wednesday night to get your bike tuned up and ready to go at the YMCA, Bike Friendly Kingston – Bike Repair Clinic. In case of bad weather, this event will be occurring on May 6. No advance registration required. The event is free, but donations are welcome! Be sure to bring your bike and wear a mask or other face covering when you come! Join in for a virtual lecture Wednesday evening with the Hudson River Maritime Museum, Virtual Lecture: Picturing Rondout.“Picturing Rondout and other Hudson River Stories” will focus on the extensive research and the story behind Len Tantillo’s detailed painting depicting a vital and dynamic river port at the height of its golden age. Another great community event happening May 5-9th is The Ulster County SPCA is the Empty The Shelters, nation-wide effort by over 200 animal shelters and agencies to help shelter animals find their #fureverhome! Adoptions are reduced during this event thanks to the BISSELL Pet Foundation. Reschedule from last week due to inclement weather, Join Senator Michelle Hinchey and SAMADHI for an outdoor Narcan Training on Friday May 7th at 5:00 PM at Loughran Park in Kingston, NY. During this training, participants will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and how to administer Narcan (naloxone), which temporarily reverses the effects of opioids. Participants will receive a free Narcan nasal spray kit to always carry with them in case of an opioid overdose. And, Saturday May 8th, enjoy a virtual presentation “Backyard Birds of the Hudson Valley presented by Mohonk Preserve ” in conjunction with the Town of Ulster Library. During this hour-long presentation by a Mohonk Preserve educator, you will get a few tips and tricks to identifying our feathered friends visiting the feeders. Learn how to use apps for your smartphone to help you identify birds and contribute to citizen science from home.

 

ART

The Ulster County SPCA’s Artists for Animals program sounds like something you don’t want to miss! Their staff and volunteers will render your pet to the best of their questionable abilities in a variety of mediums, all in fun to support their awesome organization. Submissions are open May 15th to June 19th. Artwork will be shared online and exhibited in our shelter as it is completed, until the end of June.

Check out ArtPort on the Rondout with their exhibition “Form or Function,” running April 24, 2021 until June 6, 2021. This show features artists Chuck von Schmidt, Karen Jaimes, Staveley Kuzmanov, Traci Johnson, Barbara Marks, Ellie Murphy, Courtney Puckett, Jim Osman, Rachel Urkowitz and Gabriele Hamill, Inna Babaeva, Clemens Kois, Sophie Kravits, Christina Kruse, Jeanne Atkin, Kathleen Vance, Erika DeVries, and Rodger Stevens. The exhibition “Form or Function” presents works that crosses over media and discipline exploring the relationship of objects in between contemporary art, design and craft. Schedule a Gallery Visit at the Lockwood Gallery and check out the new exhibition ‘CAPTURED SPACES,’ a multi-disciplinary visual discussion that explores how three abstract artists apply their individual perspectives to the shaping of spatial experiences that express the world without and the world within. CAPTURED SPACES is on view from April 24 – May 23!

 

MUSIC

Live music is on the rise with bands like Bunkhouse Boys and Michael Francis McCarthy performing at Keegan Ales. The Deadbeats 
and  Mick Lynch will be providing some tunes to accompany some fine food truck faire at Grand Cru in Rhinebeck. At Pearl Moon, you can enjoy the likes of James Hearne and Peter Einhorn  in that up and coming music venue!

 

Outdoor Markets and Nature Walks

It’s definitely time for us to get outdoors and enjoy some great markets as well as some guided excursions into the woods to explore local fauna and flora. The Kingston NY Farmers Market kicks off its official outdoor market with plenty of new local vendors and makers.  Mayfest Essential Farmers and Makers Market
at Walkway Over the Hudson will bring a curated selection of the Hudson Valley’s finest producers – farms, distilleries, breweries, wineries, restaurants, artists, artisans, and more – to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and west approach to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9 from 12-5 p.m. Another great fest not to be missed is Women in Food & Farming Festival – Live and Virtual at Stone Ridge Orchard! The hybrid live/virtual event open to the public will honor and celebrate more than 50 women-owned farms and businesses in the food and craft beverage industries and also provide resources to women in business. It’s Warbler time at the John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary. Join the Sanctuary for this special inaugural Warbler event,Warbler Time at John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary , during which you will explore the sanctuary in search of these neotropical migrants on the first two Thursdays of May during the peak of spring migration in our region. At a time when they are in their most brilliant courting colors, warblers are often ranked as the highlight of the spring migration. Join the Kingston Land Trust for a guided Spring Ethnoecology Walk in Kingston with local ethnoecologist Justin Wexler of Wild Hudson Valley and learn about the springtime environment around the Rondout and Twaalfskill uplands and historic hamlet of Wilbur (now part of Kingston) through the lens of pre-colonial relationships with the land.

Check out these great events and so many more to discover below:

 

You can find all of these events and lots more at https://kingstonhappenings.org/events/

 

 Featured Things To Do This Week

. Date/Time Event
Bardavon Presents "SECRET IMPRESSIONISTS" 04/28/2021 - 05/04/2021
1:00 pm
Bardavon Presents "SECRET IMPRESSIONISTS"
Virtual Event Only
Artists For Animals 05/04/2021 - 05/18/2021
All Day
Artists For Animals
Ulster County SPCA
Movimiento en Español (Dance & Learn Spanish) 05/04/2021
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Movimiento en Español (Dance & Learn Spanish)
Center for Creative Education
Restoration Workshop 05/04/2021
6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Restoration Workshop
Town of Ulster Library
YMCA, BIKE FRIENDLY KINGSTON - BIKE REPAIR CLINICS ***** moved to 5/6*** 05/05/2021
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
YMCA, BIKE FRIENDLY KINGSTON - BIKE REPAIR CLINICS ***** moved to 5/6***
YMCA
Guitar Lessons 05/05/2021
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Guitar Lessons
Center for Creative Education
Virtual Lecture: Picturing Rondout 05/05/2021
7:00 pm
Virtual Lecture: Picturing Rondout
Virtual Event Only
Empty The Shelters 05/06/2021
11:30 am-3:30 pm
Empty The Shelters
Ulster County SPCA
YMCA, BIKE FRIENDLY KINGSTON - BIKE REPAIR CLINICS 05/06/2021
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
YMCA, BIKE FRIENDLY KINGSTON - BIKE REPAIR CLINICS
YMCA
THE LOCKWOOD GALLERY  I  CAPTURED SPACES 05/07/2021
11:00 am-6:00 pm
THE LOCKWOOD GALLERY I CAPTURED SPACES
Lockwood Art Gallery
Narcan Training with NYS Senator Hinchey 05/07/2021
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Narcan Training with NYS Senator Hinchey
Loughran Park
Carl Mateo at Pearl Moon 05/07/2021
6:00 pm
Carl Mateo at Pearl Moon
Pearl Moon
Rock Academy Spring 2021: BOWIE Live Stream 05/07/2021
7:00 pm
Rock Academy Spring 2021: BOWIE Live Stream
Bearsville Theater
Wildflower Walk 05/08/2021
12:00 am
Wildflower Walk
John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary
Kingston NY Farmers Market 05/08/2021
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Kingston NY Farmers Market
Kingston, NY
Book, Bake & Plant Sale at The Hurley Library 05/08/2021
10:00 am
Book, Bake & Plant Sale at The Hurley Library
Hurley Library
Plant Sales & Family Fun at Seed Song Farm 05/08/2021
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Plant Sales & Family Fun at Seed Song Farm
Seed Song Farm
Spring ethnoecology walk in Kingston 05/08/2021
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Spring ethnoecology walk in Kingston
Kingston, NY
THE LOCKWOOD GALLERY  I  CAPTURED SPACES 05/08/2021
11:00 am-6:00 pm
THE LOCKWOOD GALLERY I CAPTURED SPACES
Lockwood Art Gallery
Women in Food & Farming Festival - LIVE & VIRTUAL EVENT 05/08/2021
11:00 am-4:00 pm
Women in Food & Farming Festival - LIVE & VIRTUAL EVENT
Stone Ridge Orchard
Form or Function - New Exhibtion at ArtPort Kingston 05/08/2021
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Form or Function - New Exhibtion at ArtPort Kingston
Artport
Mayfest Essential Farmers and Makers Market 05/08/2021
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mayfest Essential Farmers and Makers Market
Walkway Over the Hudson
Backyard Birds of the Hudson Valley presented by Mohonk Preserve  05/08/2021
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Backyard Birds of the Hudson Valley presented by Mohonk Preserve 
Town of Ulster Library
The Deadbeats + ReConnect Foods @ Grand Cru 05/08/2021
2:00 pm-5:00 pm
The Deadbeats + ReConnect Foods @ Grand Cru
Grand Cru
Michael Francis McCarthy at Keegan Ales 05/08/2021
4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Michael Francis McCarthy at Keegan Ales
Keegan Ales
Christine And Elliot Spero @ The Stone House Tavern in Accord NY 05/08/2021
6:00 pm
Christine And Elliot Spero @ The Stone House Tavern in Accord NY
Stone House Tavern
Stockade FC vs. Albany NY Shockers – 2021 Home Opener! 05/08/2021
6:00 pm
Stockade FC vs. Albany NY Shockers – 2021 Home Opener!
Dietz Stadium
Rock Academy Spring 2021: BOWIE Live Stream 05/08/2021
7:00 pm
Rock Academy Spring 2021: BOWIE Live Stream
Bearsville Theater
Peter Einhorn Mother's Day Jazz Brunch at Pearl Moon 05/09/2021
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Peter Einhorn Mother's Day Jazz Brunch at Pearl Moon
Pearl Moon
Plant Sales & Family Fun at Seed Song Farm 05/09/2021
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Plant Sales & Family Fun at Seed Song Farm
Seed Song Farm
THE LOCKWOOD GALLERY  I  CAPTURED SPACES 05/09/2021
11:00 am-6:00 pm
THE LOCKWOOD GALLERY I CAPTURED SPACES
Lockwood Art Gallery
Women in Food & Farming Festival - LIVE & VIRTUAL EVENT 05/09/2021
11:00 am-4:00 pm
Women in Food & Farming Festival - LIVE & VIRTUAL EVENT
Stone Ridge Orchard
Form or Function - New Exhibtion at ArtPort Kingston 05/09/2021
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Form or Function - New Exhibtion at ArtPort Kingston
Artport
Mayfest Essential Farmers and Makers Market 05/09/2021
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mayfest Essential Farmers and Makers Market
Walkway Over the Hudson
Bunkhouse Boys at Keegan Ales 05/09/2021
2:00 pm
Bunkhouse Boys at Keegan Ales
Keegan Ales
Mick Lynch + Las Tres Americas Food Truck @ Grand Cru 05/09/2021
2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mick Lynch + Las Tres Americas Food Truck @ Grand Cru
Grand Cru
James Hearne at Pearl Moon 05/09/2021
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
James Hearne at Pearl Moon
Pearl Moon

 

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