Ulster County Events Archive

Feb 27 Taj Mahal and his Band

Grammy Award winner and one of the most influential American blues and roots artists of the past half-century play UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston NY 12401. Mahal's never-ending exploration of the complex origins and underpinnings of American music has forged a four-decade career. He continues to gather and distill countless musical traditions from a range of geographical and cultural sources: the Mississippi Delta, the Appalachian backwoods, the African continent, the Hawaiian islands, Europe, the Caribbean and so much more. Tickets are: Gold Circle $56; Adult $41; Members $3

Date & Time: Sun, 02/27/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Feb 26 14th Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta

Over 800 bowls and tumblers, handmade in the Women's Studio Workshop's ceramics studio by interns, resident artists, staff or community volunteers will be on sale. Come find the perfect bowl and then use it to enjoy a hearty helping of chili generously donated by favorite local restaurants such as Mountain Brauhaus, Main Street Bistro, High Falls Cafe, The Alternative Baker and many more.

Date & Time: Sat, 02/26/2011 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Feb 26 The Met: Live in HD - Iphigenie en Tauride

Susan Graham and Plácido Domingo reprise their starring roles in Gluck's nuanced and elegant interpretation of this primal Greek myth. Tenor Paul Groves also returns to Stephen Wadsworth's insightful production, first seen in 2007.

Date & Time: Sat, 02/26/2011 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Feb 26 Frozen Falls and Flakes

Join Park Preserve educator Jillian Koehnken for a leisurely two-and-a-half mile hike or snowshoe walk along the Awosting Falls Carriage Road to the beautiful Awosting Falls; a 65-foot tall waterfall that creates beautiful ice formations every winter. Along the way, we will discuss the amazing properties of water, including the water cycle, snowflake formation, and ice formations! This program is recommended for adults and families with children nine years of age and older, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18 years.

Date & Time: Sat, 02/26/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm


Feb 25 The Marvelous Wondrettes

NYCA Student Theatre Company presents The Marvelous Wonderettes. A musical revue with some of the greatest tunes from the 50's and 60's with fashion and flare to match! NYCA Cabaret Theatre 120 Schildknecht Rd Hurley, NY. $12/person. For tickets or more information contact: 845-339-4340; nyca.mail@verizon.net; www.NYCA.org

Date & Time: Fri, 02/25/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Feb 25 'Back to the Future' on the Big Screen at UPAC

Classic movies on the big screen at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) returns with the legendary family comedy adventure film: Back to the Future (1985). All seats are just $5 (costumed Mad Scientists will be admitted FREE!). Tickets are available in through the UPAC Box Office (601 Broadway Kingston, 845.339.6088) or at the Bardavon Box Office (35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072) or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Date & Time: Fri, 02/25/2011 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Feb 24 SRBP Lecture Series - Shale Under Siege - Gasland Screening and Discussion

With Cara Lee, Shawangunk Ridge Program Director, The Nature Conservancy, and Nadia Steinzor, Marcellus Regional Organizer, EARTHWORKS Oil & Gas Accountability Project. The Marcellus Shale region is slated by industry for extensive gas development using the controversial technique of horizontal hydraulic fracturing or "fracking." The documentary Gasland has been critical to raising awareness and sparking discussion on the issue. After the screening, there will be a discussion about what the gas rush could mean for communities, landowners, and landscapes in this region and how you can get involved. Ellenville Public Library, 40 Center St, Ellenville.

Date & Time: Thu, 02/24/2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm


Feb 21 Winter Animal Survival Strategies at Minnewaska State Park

Starting at the Nature Center, children will learn about the numerous survival strategies that wildlife employ to survive the long, cold winter. Then, children will make their own booklet about winter wildlife to take home. After the indoor activities, the group will go for a snowshoe hike to look for signs of wildlife on the trails near the Nature Center. For ages 7-10 accompanied by an adult. Snowshoes are available for rent for $5 per person from the Park Office. Pre-registration is required: 845-255-0752

Date & Time: Mon, 02/21/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Feb 20 Mohonk Preserve - Tour the Daniel Smiley Research Center

Paul Huth, Mohonk Preserve Director of Research, takes you on a journey through the historic and diverse collections at the Daniel Smiley Research Center, discussing their value to science, public outreach, and land management at the Mohonk Preserve. Ages 15 and up are welcome. Reservations are required, 845-255-0919. Free for Mohonk Preserve members, $5 for non-members. Payment is required at the time of registration. Mohonk Preserve Visitors Center, Rt. 44/55, New Paltz. www.mohonkpreserve.org

Date & Time: Sun, 02/20/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Feb 20 Bowling for Homes - Ulster County Habitat for Humanity

Open bowiling. A fun event open to all bowlers, experienced or not. Individuals welcome or gather a team of family friends or co workers. For $15 you can give a hand up to a family in owning their own home. Learn how Habitat for Humanity works. Win in the 50/50 drawing. Hoebowl On The Hill, 644 E. Chester Street Bypass, Kingston. 845-340-0907; ulster_hfh@yahoo.com; www.ulstercountyhabitat.org

Date & Time: Sun, 02/20/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Feb 20 Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables - Sky Top

Singles and Sociables outings welcome all adult hikers, single and non-single, aged 18 and above. No reservations required. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center, Rt. 44/55, Gardiner NY. Moderate, 9-mile snowshoe (hike if no snow), led by Gary Curasi (845-534-2886).

Date & Time: Sun, 02/20/2011 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Feb 19 Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble

Enjoy rock legend, Levon Helm, along with his friends and guests in an intimate setting - a barn on his Woodstock farm. Ithalia Johnson appears with Levon and his band. Gates open 6PM, show 7:30PM. Levon Helm Studios, 160 Plochmann Lane, Woodstock. 845 679-2744; Tickets: www.levonhelm.com

Date & Time: Sat, 02/19/2011 - 6:00pm - 11:59pm

Feb 19 Classic Cross Country & Skate Ski Clinics

Vic Izzo, Professional Ski Instructors of America member, former ski racer and high school cross- country ski team coach of 18 years, will be leading two cross-country ski clinics here at Minnewaska State Park Preserve. The clinics, which are open to skiers of all abilities, will focus on helping participants improve their skiing technique through the use of basic drills and instructional tools. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Classic Cross-Country Ski Clinic; 1:15 a.m.

Date & Time: Sat, 02/19/2011 - 10:00am - 12:15pm

Feb 18 Fr. Tom Smith Retreat Weekend

Theme of the retreat: Basic Spirituality for the Person with a Stressful Life. Father Tom Smith will provide spiritual techniques, methods and direction handed down to us from the 'spiritual masters' of our Catholic Faith for centuries for learning to pray and living prayerfully in a stress life style. Fr. Tom will be bringing his insightful talks and sense of humor to the Mount for this incredible weekend retreat. Cost $180, includes accommodations and meals. Reservation required. Mount St.

Date & Time: Fri, 02/18/2011 - 3:00pm - Sun, 02/20/2011 - 12:00pm

Feb 16 SRBP Lecture Series: Peregrine Falcons on the Wing

Over the past decade, Peregrine falcons, magnificent and threatened raptors, have returned to their home in the Shawangunk Ridge. Scientists at the Mohonk Preserve have made numerous observations of these birds, and have developed a stewardship program aimed at protecting the falcons' nesting areas. Thomas Sarro, Professor of Biology, Mount Saint Mary College, and John Thompson, Natural Resources Specialist, Mohonk Preserve, present an overview of the history of the falcon on the ridge. SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, Room 100, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz.

Date & Time: Thu, 02/17/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm


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