September 18, 2022 – Daily Freeman


• The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum will host its Artists and Makers Fair on Sunday the 18th. The event at 28 Tinker St., Woodstock features 27 exhibitors of fine arts and crafts in this fall celebration of top artists and makers of the Hudson Valley. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is suggested.

• Soulful Sounds LLC presents the debut of “Soul of a Superwoman The Musical”, a biographical revue created by and featuring Marlene Merritt at the Pop Up Shop & Cafe, 10 Cedar St., Kingston. Sunday morning is at 3 p.m. Merritt is a songwriter, actress, recording artist and playwright. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, call (845) 616-4862.

• Saugerties Pro Musica opens its 27th season with cellist Ani Kalayjian, accompanied by violinist Bela Horvath and pianist Philip Edward Fisher on Sunday, September 18 at 3 pm at Saugerties United Methodist Church, 67 Washington Ave. Free admission. For more information, visit or call (845) 679-5733. A replay is available a week later on TV23 and the Saugerties Pro Musica YouTube channel.

• Catskill Mountain Railroad Ice Cream Sunday train runs end Sept. 18. Trains depart from the railway’s Westbrook Lane station in Kingston, near the Hannaford supermarket in Kingston Plaza, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for a journey of approximately one hour. Tickets are $20 for adults; $14 for children (2 to 12 years old); $19 for seniors, active military and veterans; and free for toddlers 2 and under on laps. Visit

• The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills at 320 Sawkill Road in the City of Ulster presents its Encanto Festival on Sunday, September 18, from noon to 2 p.m. This multi-generational outdoor event celebrates the Disney movie “Encanto” while exploring the meaningful messages of the Madrigal family. A pizza lunch will be served. Donations are accepted but not required. For more information, email [email protected]

• The St. Remy District Board of Fire Marshals will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 pm at the St. Remy Fire Hall, Station #1 on Main Street in St. Remy.

• Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale, will present the documentary film “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song”, on Wednesday September 21 at 7:30 p.m. The film explores Cohen’s life and work, focusing on the creation of his most famous composition, which took nearly seven years and was initially rejected by the record company. Tickets are $10, $6 for members. Masks must be worn inside the theater unless you are in your seat eating or drinking. Visit or call (845) 658-8989 for more information.

• Woodstock School of Arts Board Chair Staats Fasoldt is hosting the Olive Free Library’s latest art exhibit, “Hudson Valley Watercolors,” September 24-November 5. The exhibition features the works of 24 artists from the Hudson Valley. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 24 beginning at 3:00 p.m. The Olive Free Library is located at 4033 State Route 28A, West Shokan, NY. For more information, call (845).657-2482 or visit

• Craft Octoberfest returns to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds at 6636 US Route 9, Rhinebeck on Saturday, October 1 beginning at 10 a.m. at 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 2, from 10 a.m. at 17 o’clock. Online tickets are adults, $10.50; seniors, $8.50; children 6 to 16, $4.50; children five and under are free. Admission prices are for adults, $13; seniors, $11; children 6-16, $6; children five and under are free. For more information and tickets, visit

• The Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, will host its Woodworking Celebration on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The highlight of the afternoon will be the Kingston Boat Builders Challenge, featuring six teams of members of the local business-sponsored teams racing to build an eight-foot rowing skiff , then made them run across Rondout Creek. Master bark canoe builder Ken Weeks will use indigenous techniques to build a birch bark canoe on site. Admission to the event is free and includes reduced admission to the museum. For more information, visit

• Bike Friendly Kingston will host its last monthly Slow Rides party on Thursday October 6th. Guided hikes, ranging from five to 20 miles, depart from the Kingston & Ulster YMCA parking lot at 507 Broadway at 6 p.m. Email [email protected] for more information.

• The Good Work Institute is hosting ‘Resisting Erasure’, an exhibition featuring Poughkeepsie-based artist Shirley Parker-Benjamin and photographer Onaje Benjamin until October 8. the second Saturday of each month. The Good Work Institute greenhouse is located at 65 St. James Street, Kingston. For more information visit

• The Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s Northeast Region will host the Hudson Valley Team Hope Walk on Sunday, October 23 at 10 am at Walkway Over The Hudson. For more information visit

• Soup sales will be held at the Rhinecliff Firehouse, 17 Shtazell Ave., Rhinecliff, on the third Thursday of the month — October 20, November 17 and December 15 — from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Soup will be sold by the pint for 10 $ per pint. Only take-out orders will be available. Soup can be picked up at the side window of the fire station on Orchard Street. Sales are sponsored by the Rhinebeck Grange. Email [email protected] to pre-order online and receive soup choices by email.

• The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is coming to the Bearsville Center, 277-297 Tinker St., Woodstock, October 21-23. Admire fine, contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments displayed by their creators in an intimate gathering of stringed instrument makers, players, collectors and enthusiasts and enjoy the music live streaming, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each event day at The Bearsville Theater Lounge. Seminars, workshops and additional concerts with separate entrance. General admission is $25 per day. A three-day pass costs $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, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main Street, Hurley. . The 100-minute play, starring actor Joe Baer as Samuel Clemons, traces nearly eight decades of the famous author and lecturer’s life. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased online at, by calling (845) 338-2092, or by stopping by the library at 48 Main St. Hurley. For more information, visit

• The St. Remy Fire Department at 564 Main St., St. Remy will be hosting a Brooks BBQ Charity Take-Out Dinner on Saturday, November 12 from 3-6 p.m. Dinners include half a chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, cornbread and dessert. Tickets are $15 per dinner in advance and $16 at the door. Anyone wishing to pre-order should call (845) 853-8559 and leave a message with their name and number and the call will be returned.

• Scott Bradlee’s postmodern jukebox life in The Past Lane returns to Bardavon, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 8 p.m. 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 [email protected] to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at but charges apply.

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

• The People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center monthly Evening Of Holistic Health collaboration with the Holistic Health Community continues. The first Wednesday evening of each month from 3-7 p.m. at 775 Broadway, Kingston.

• The People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center offers free weekly workshops, including wellness classes, health screenings, nutritional counseling, alternative health modalities and financial education. 775 Broadway, Kingston. For more information and to register for workshops, visit or call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday evenings 5 ​​p.m. to 7 p.m. at 17 St. James St., Kingston. Donations of fresh and shelf stable food are accepted. Dial (845) 338-4030.

• The People’s Place Bounty table, located just outside the doors, offers free produce, bread, baked goods, dairy and protein. Items change daily and are on a first-come, first-served basis during business hours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (845) 338-4030 for more information.

• The Hurley Heritage Society Museum at 52 Main St., Hurley, has opened for the season. See the current exhibition “Winslow Homer at Hurley – an artist’s view”. featuring reproductions of the paintings and illustrations that Homer created during his visits to Hurley between 1870 and 1875. The exhibition features five new paintings this year. The museum’s opening hours are Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• The Thomas Cole National Historic Site exhibit “Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration” will run through October 20, 2022, at the site, 218 Spring St., Catskill. The exhibit examines the famous Hudson River School artist’s final years before his death in February 1848. For more information and exhibit times, visit

• The Hudson Wednesday Market returns to 7th Street Park on Warren Street, Hudson, every Wednesday from 4-7pm until October 26. The Basic Farmers Market features a diverse group of vendors. Local artisans interested in selling and showcasing their crafts can email [email protected] Visit

• 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 a.m. to 2 p.m., except from December 4 to December 18. Visit for more information.


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