Ulster County Events 11/26-12/1

Ulster County Events 11/26-12/1


Thursday, November 27th (THANKSGIVING!)

The Annual Family of New Paltz 5k Turkey Trot.

Mashed Potatoes Fun Run for kids 10 years and under is free.

Register early to avoid long lines.  The mission is to raise money for Family’s food pantry and crisis programs and to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness in Ulster County. Water Street Market, New Paltz; Day of registration starts at 8am;

For info email turkeytrot@gmail.com Registration forms and info onlinewww.newpaltzturkeytrot.com

Highland Community Thanksgiving Luncheon. Thanksgiving Luncheon is made possible by our local businesses, churches, and generous individuals who gladly offer their time to prepare a Thanksgiving Meal for families & individuals in need. St. Augustine School, 35 Phillips Ave. Highland; 1-3pm;  If you wish to donate food items or volunteer, please contact Richard Gorres at 845-901-9094.

**I personally have helped set up this event in the past by peeling potatoes and setting up stations in the cafeteria. A lot of hard work goes into this event for all community members. It’s a wonderful place to go if you find yourself with no where to go.

Family of Woodstock’s 39th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

The dinner is open to everyone. The Mescal Hornbeck Community Center in Woodstock will be closed for renovations. The Overlook Methodist Church is generously opening its doors to the community for this wonderful day. The church hall only seats 110 people at a time so they will be having two seatings and doing more take out/delivery. The Overlook Methodist Church, 233 Tinker St, Woodstock; Two seatings, Noon and 2pm; Please call 679-2485. Leave your name and phone number and what you would like to help with.

New Paltz UMC Thanksgiving Community Dinner

Thanksgiving Community Dinner for all. All are welcome. New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove St, New Paltz; 1:30pm;  Anyone who wants to volunteer should call the church office at 845-255-5210.

Friday November 28

Second Annual Green Friday Event

This green alternative to the busiest shopping day of the year will allow community members to learn about a variety of environmentally conscious lifestyle choices and products that will be sure to inspire and inform, most of which can be purchased locally. Pre-Registration is welcomed.  Sponsored by the The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department.   Parking is available at the Nature Center’s Dietz Stadium Entrance and/or the Lucas Avenue Entrance to Forsyth Park. Forsyth Nature Center, 157 Lucas Ave., Kingston; 11am-2pm;  Call 845-481-7336 or https://apm.activecommunities.com/kingstonparksandrec

Saturday November 29


Phonecia Turkey Trot

2014 proceeds will benefit the STS Playhouse.  The STS Playhouse will sponsor and judge a costume contest this year … so be sure to sign in a costume.  2.4 mile run, ramble, trot, walk or wobble. Free Tot Trot (under 5) at 9:30am. Registration and sign in from 8-9:45am at the Parish Hall. (across from the St Francis de Sales church, Main St, Phoenicia). Race starts at 10am. For more informationwww.phoeniciaturkeytrot.com

Sinterklaas Kingston 

For the fourth year, Kingston will celebrate a little bit of its Dutch heritage and reprise its starring role as Spain in the story of Sinterklaas’ arrival in the Hudson Valley. A festive procession of giant puppets, stars, fish, flags, this year’s honored animal (the Hummingbird) and the great Hudson River itself will travel down Broadway to bring the beloved holiday story to life. Come to the historic Rondout District in Kingston to discover why this enchanting blend of tradition and modern day merriment was selected by I LOVE NY as one of the “Top 20 Reasons to live in NY State.”  For more information or to volunteer for the Sinterklaas events, call 339-4280 or visitwww.sinterklaashudsonvalley.com



November 29, 30 & December 5,6,7

BABES IN TOYLAND at the Woodstock Playhouse 

Just in time for the holidays, the Woodstock Playhouse will be presenting, “Babes in Toyland”, a charming Holiday Classic, set in the worlds of Mother Goose Land and Toyland to delight your entire family. This quirky classic holiday tale, complete with small town carnival setting, will come to life with beloved emerging professional actors and actresses from the Playhouse Summer Stock season, some new faces, and familiar local faces of rising talent from the New York Conservatory for the Arts.. It’s sure to be a family treat for all ages! Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sunday matinee at 2pm; Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY; 845-679-6900;http://woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_009.htm

Friday, November 28- Sunday, November 30

A Frosty Fest

Adults $12
Children under 12 $9


  • Candy Cane Lane
  • Frosty’s Enchanted Forest (Drive thru or Hayride)
  • Glistening Gardens: Celebrating the dancing trees of Nature
  • Magical Mansion
  • Frosty’s Magical Adventure, a 3D walk-through
  • Santa’s North Pole: Visits with Santa
  • Two Stage Shows: Twinkle’s Toy Trouble and Jingle & Jangle Magic and Comedy
  • Gift Shops, Tasty Treats and more!
  • Where’s Rudolph? Count how many times you see Rudolph in Frosty’s Enchanted Forest

Located at Headless Horseman Hayrides 778 Broadway Ulster Park, NY 12487 http://www.afrostyfest.com/



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