January 2017 Events

Every Thursday

Bible Study – Reformed Church of Saugerties – Every Thursday at 10:30 am at Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main St., Saugerties. Study of the New Testament. For more information contact Lecia Siebeking 246-5975.

Bible Study – Every Thursday Night, 7pm – Christ Centered – Non-Denominational – 86 Nelson Hoff Rd., Saugerties, NY – (845) 706-0153. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus Romans 8:1


Every Friday Morning

HUDSON VALLEY BUSINESS ALLIANCE – Every Friday morning @ Deisings Bakery Uptown.. meets for a 7am. Call 845-389-8410 for information.


Second Saturdays

Woodstock Poetry Society and Festival – 2pm. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street Road, Woodstock; A Woodstock Second Saturday event featuring guest poets. 2pm; For info contact Phillip Levine at 246-8565;


Monday, January 1, 2018

First Day Hike at Minnewaska State Park Preserve – Mossy Glen – Approximately 3.5 mile snowshoe outing. Limited number of snowshoes available to borrow from the education department, located at Peter’s Kill area (5080 Route 44/55, Gardiner), arrive early. If there is insufficient snow cover, it will be a hike. Call to preregister. 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Meet at Awosting Parking Area, 5281 Route 44/55, Kerhonkson; 1pm-4:30pm; 845-255-0752;

First Day Hike at Minnewaska State Park Preserve – Sam’s Point – This will be an approximately three-mile trek through the scenic park. Snowshoe rentals may be reserved for $5 per person for this program, arrive early. If there is insufficient snow cover, it will be a hike. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Call to preregister. 400 Sam’s Point Road, Cragsmoor; 9:30am-noon; 2pm-4:30pm; 845-647-7989.

First Day Hike at Walkway Over the Hudson – Enjoy fresh air, a fun raffle and a little donkey therapy with the Little Brays of Sunshine. Walkway Over the Hudson, 87 Haviland Road, Highland; 2pm-3pm; 845-454-9649;


Friday, January 5, 2018

Saugerties First Friday – Every month on the first Friday, in the village of Saugerties, businesses stay open late and offer special activities and discounts to visitors. Partition, Market and Main Streets, Saugerties.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

First Saturday Art Gallery Receptions – 5:00pm-8:00pm. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK) 97 Broadway, Kingston, phone (845) 338-0331, www.AskforArts. Vibrant First Saturday gallery receptions offer a glimpse of what this creative city has to offer. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, historical reenactments, arts & cultural activities and so much more.

Friends of Historic Saugerties – 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. The Friends of Historic Saugerties is a community group whose mission it is to make local history accessible to the community through educational initiatives including shared inquiry, exploration of resources, and programs for learning and discovery. Meetings are held every first Saturday of the month from
2:00-4:30pm in the Community Room. Everyone is welcome.

English Dance in Port Ewen – 7pm to 10:30pm. The Reformed Church of Port Ewen, 160 Salem St., Port Ewen 12466 845-452-2483 Melanie Axel-Lute calling with Tiddely Pom. Admission $10, full-time students $5. English country dance lesson 7pm required for new dancers, experienced dancers come also. Dance until 10:30pm.


Saturday, January 6, 2018 (Rain date January 7)

13th Annual All-Day Winter Bird Count – Record the winter bird community inhabiting the 160-acre preserve to help provide future guidance for land management/stewardship decisions. Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, 4 Shady Lane, Saugerties; Meet at the Shady Lane entrance parking lot at 5:30am for pre-dawn owling or at 7am for the diurnal part of the survey; Please contact Steve Chorvas or 845-246-5900 to register, or for additional information, no later than noon, Friday, January 5th.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Settled and Serving in Place Meeting – 9:30am. Village Diner, 140 Main Street, Saugerties, NY 12477. 845-514-4365, email: The Saugerties chapter of SSIP (Settled and Serving in Place) meets at 9:30am Tuesday mornings for informal conversation and announcements. Next gathering is December 12 at the Village Diner. Interested persons are welcome to attend. SSIP is a network of community support for seniors who want to stay in their homes as they age. If you have questions about participating, email: or call 845 514 4365.


Friday, January 12, 2018 – 9:30am to Monday, January 15, 2018 – 5:30pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA – Enjoy our cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, ice skating rink on Lake Cole, ice fishing and snow tube run. Warm up indoors at our
indoor floor hockey arena, climbing gym, archery range and arts and crafts studio. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville 12725 845-985-2291


December 28, 2017