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4-5 Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix
Rock City Road, Woodstock
This annual women’s only race is unique in that it is the only women’s out-and-back race course in the United States. The race begins and ends in Woodstock and encompasses the best roads in the townships of Woodstock, Phoenicia, Hurley and Saugerties.
19 Rock The Ridge
Mohonk Preserve, 3197 Route 44, Gardiner 845-255-0919
A 24-hour, 50-mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser set in the natural beauty of Mohonk Preserve. Registration required.
19 Gardiner Cupcake Festival Wright’s Farm, 699 Route 208, Gardiner 845-255-5300 Tenth annual festival and annual 5K Cupcake Classic. A day full of live music, local food, shopping, art and craft vendors, raffles, kids’ activities, cupcake contests and, of course, lots of yummy cupcakes. Noon–5 p.m.
3 The Sixth Annual Kingston Multicultural Festival
T.R. Gallo Park, Rondout waterfront, Kingston
The Reher Center’s annual Multicultural Festival brings together Kingston’s ethnic cultures to celebrate the richness of the community. This family-friendly event features music, dance, food, crafts and children’s activities. 1–5 p.m. Free;
9 Kingston Kayak Festival Kingston Point Beach, Delaware Avenue, Kingston
The Kingston Kayak Festival is one of the largest Hudson River kayak festivals, where you can demo a variety of kayaks, learn new skills and see the newest gear. $10 donation suggested. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.;
16 Strawberry Festival
Klyne Esopus Historical Society Museum, 764 Broadway (Route 9W), Ulster Park 845-338-8109 Homemade strawberry shortcake, burgers, and more with community entertainment. Accessible. Admission fee. Noon–3 p.m.;
23-24 Brightwork: A Makers’ Festival & National
Boatbuilding Challenge
Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston
Artists, artisans and craftspeople demonstrate their craft, including woodworking, metal- working, maritime crafts and more. National Boatbuilding Challenge on Saturday. Live music, food, children’s activities, workshops and classes both days. 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
8 Sawyer Motors Car Show Main and Partition Streets, Saugerties
845-246-3412 Once again the village streets of Main and Partition are shut down to traffic and filled with over 500 cars that bring back the memories. Non-stop live entertainment and a cause that hits home for all. Admission free to the public. 1–6 p.m.
14 Hurley Stone House Day 11 Main St., Hurley
Explore America’s oldest private homes in
a National Historic Landmark Village. Tour guides in colonial attire, militia encampment. Sojourner Truth “visit,” colonial crafts demonstrations, Native American dancers, food, children’s activities and more. Admission fee. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (rain or shine).
10-12 Saugerties Artists Studio Tour
845-246-7493 Discover the work of painters, furniture makers, sculptors, print makers, potters,
photographers and mixed-media artists throughout the Town of Saugerties. Individual and small groups per studio are welcome. Some studios are accessible. Friday, 5–7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday,
10 a.m.–6 p.m.
11 The Blueberry Festival
Canal Street and Liberty Square, Ellenville 845-647-4620
Live music all day, over 175 vendors, crafts, goods, variety of delicious food, blueberry pies and goodies. Children’s area. No pets. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (rain or shine).
11 15th Annual Antique Fire Engine Muster and Open House
Volunteer Fireman’s Hall and Museum,
265 Fair St., Kingston
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An event not to be missed, the muster is the annual fundraiser for the Volunteer Fireman’s Hall and Museum. More than
20 antique, vintage and new fire trucks will be on display with the museum’s two antique fire trucks, an 1845 hand pumper and two parade carriages. Tour this “little gem of a museum” at the Fire Engine Muster and open house or during regular museum hours. First floor is handicap accessible. 10 a.m.–3 p.m.;
17-19 Arm-of-the-Sea Theater’s Esopus Creek Puppet Suite
Tina Chorvas Waterfront Park,
East Bridge Street, Saugerties
Outdoor music-theater spectacle is inspired by local history and features masked dancers, giant puppet figures and great music. Accessbile, child and group friendly.
18-19 Hudson Valley
Tough Mudder
Winston Farm, Saugerties valley
An obstacle course event with 5K, 5-mile and 10-mile options taking place for the first time at Winston Farm, home to Woodstock ’94.
18 The Antique & Classic: Boats, Trains & Automobiles Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing, Kingston 845-338-0071
A combination antique and classic boat show and car show with displays. Trolley rides with the Trolley Museum of New York. No entrance fee, reduced admission to the museum.
20-22 Hudson Valley Chalk Festival
Water Street Market, 10 Main St., New Paltz 845-774-9705
Over 40 artists, including top professional street painters, will transform the parking
lot into a work of art with huge chalk murals (some 3D). Live music, raffles, face painting, open chalking area. Something for everyone. Dog-friendly.

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