Weekend Happenings In and Around Kingston 12/4-12/6

Happy December! It’s the first weekend of the new month and there are plenty of happenings waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re looking for festive or non-festive, virtual or in person, there is sure to be something to delight. 

This Friday, catch two-time Grammy nominated artist Tracy Bonham playing the Bearsville Theatre Livestream series this Friday Night with ‘An Evening With Tracy Bonham and Bassist Rene Hart.” If you’re in the mood for something historic and local, check out the live-streamed event of Tobe Carey’s latest documentary “Mountain River: The Esopus Creek, Headwaters to the Hudson.” At night, get festive with a performance of “A Christmas Carol” Drive in 2020 Edition at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. 

May the giving spirit move you this Saturday. Check out the 56th Annual Joys for Tots event hosted by beloved Radio Kingston host Warren Lawrence. Stop by Frank Guido’s Little Italy and bring a brand new unwrapped toy to help a child in need this holiday season and help support this long-standing WKNY tradition. To keep the giving vibes going, check out the Trolley Museum of New York’s “Give, Thanks, and Ride” Event. They will be accepting donations of non-perishable foods, gift cards, and baby necessities including diapers of all sizes. These donations will go to the Family of Woodstock organization. The Trolley Museum will be offering discounted rides for those who donate. While you’re on the Kingston Waterfront visit ASK (Art Society of Kingston) to see the Woodstock School of Art’s exhibition ‘ARxT- Artwork Created During The Time Of Time Of COVID.” For more of an art fix, head to Artport for their brand new ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ exhibition, located in the historic Cornell Steamboat Building. Green Kill, the public arts performance and education space in Midtown Kingston is opening their December Art Exhibition featuring artists Scott Michael Ackerman, Dorothea Osborn, and Lynne Stone Saturday night. Not feeling the indoors? Visit Green Kill’s outdoor seating to view this exhibition from the street!

On Sunday, Little Ghost Theatre will be holding an acting workshop in collaboration with ASK (Art Society of Kingston) via Zoom. You can catch another performance of “A Christmas Carol: Drive in 2020 Edition” at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. To close out the weekend, the Bearsville Theater has more music lined up for you with their first installment of Artist-In-Residency live stream ‘Soul Stream’ featuring Soul/R&B and Jazz artist Lindsey Webster. And as always, a safe alternative to any activity is taking a lovely hike or gentle walk outside around our beautiful region, so get out and enjoy! For more details, visit: KingstonHappenings.Org