Events
The Iroquois Indian Museum is located in Howes Cave.

Kids’ Almanac (Aug. 4-11)

“August is like the Sunday of summer.”   Super day trip: Iroquois Indian Museum/Secret Caverns Here’s a day trip I enjoyed so much with my kids that I had to share it with…

Opening Day, Tuesday, August 2, is Carload Night at the Ulster County Fair, with up to eight people per car admitted for $40, beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday night brings a fireworks display, and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., seniors get in free.

Ulster County Fair in New Paltz

The venerable Ulster County Fair has returned to the Ulster County Fairgrounds, just west of New Paltz. It offers all the wholesome sorts of entertainment that one expects from such an event: competitions…

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Secret City “art church” comes to Bearsville

“Religious art” is a term that calls to mind everything from elaborate temples and grand cathedrals with frescoed ceilings to humble household shrines. But for Chris Wells and his cohort of devotees, the…

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Empty Bowls fundraiser at Maple Ridge Bruderhof in Ulster Park

According to statistics provided by the Hunger Action Network New York State from Feeding America: Map the Meal Gap, there are nearly 20,000 people in Ulster County who are considered “food insecure.” The…

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UFO Conference in Kingston

Just when you think life could not get weirder…you see an unidentifiable light in the sky, or a crop circle appears in the fields of a farm that you pass every day on…

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Kids’ Almanac (July 28-Aug. 4)

Stargaze to music, design a game, make wampum, ID butterflies, skate for diversity or see kids sort out racial strife   “This is the real secret of life: to be completely engaged with…

(Photo by Marc Dalmulder)

Dutchess Dragon Boat Race & Festival in Poughkeepsie

In Western literary tradition, dragons are scary, dangerous beasts, and awakening one is generally held to be an unwise move. But Chinese culture reveres dragons as wise, powerful protective spirits. And before a…

(Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Dreamworld-themed Woodstock Library Fair this Saturday

For 85 of its 100-plus years in existence, the Woodstock Library has celebrated an annual Library Fair at which locals are offered “a new lens on their lives, a brief respite from the…

Artist Joel Yau at work (Hudson Valley Chalk Festival)

Hudson Valley Chalk Festival in downtown New Paltz

After a one-summer hiatus, the much-loved Hudson Valley Chalk Festival returns this weekend, transforming the asphalt of the upper parking lot of the Water Street Market in New Paltz into an eye-popping gallery…

Lauren Thomas | Almanac Weekly

Kids’ Almanac (July 21-28)

Make a music video, check out chalk art or be a summer-camper-for-a-day   “You’re indescribable. We writers spend our lives trying to conjure you from every angle. We get close enough to keep…

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