Posts Categorized: New & Noteworthy

Drum Boogie Festival: FREE Multi-Cultural Family Event on Sept. 9th

DRUM BOOGIE FESTIVAL® 2017 A FREE WORLD-CLASS MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH DANCE and VOICE Andy Lee Field on Rock City Road WOODSTOCK, NY Saturday, Sept. 9th, 2017 1:00am – 8:00pm The Drum Boogie Festival®, produced by the Woodstock Chimes Fund, the charitable arm of Woodstock Chimes®, is spear-headed by Grammy Award winner Garry Kvistad, founder/owner of… Read more »

SallyeAnder to Host Grand Opening Party for Store in Beacon, NY

Sallyeander Soap Company Opens Store in Beacon, NY

After nearly 35 years manufacturing all-natural, hypoallergenic, functional soaps that are sold in over 2,000 stores nationwide, Sallie Austin, second-generation owner of SallyeAnder, has announced the opening of the company’s first-ever retail operation in the historic business district of Beacon, New York. Located at 1 East Main Street, the opening of the flagship store will… Read more »

Diverse Dance Showcase: Ulster Ballet Company’s 34th Annual Festival of Dance

Festival of Dance

KINGSTON, NY — On Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8 p.m., the Ulster Ballet Company will proudly present The 34th Annual Festival of Dance, to be held at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, NY. Since 1984, the festival has showcased both aspiring and professional dancers and choreographers, with a diverse range of styles… Read more »

“Christmas Lemonade” – Performing Arts Program Director Releases Children’s Book

Christmas Lemonade

*Links in this post may be affiliate links. You can read our disclosure policy here. Several years ago, the Kingston-based King’s Kids performing arts program had to overcome an obstacle surrounding their annual Christmas show. The result was a valuable experience and life lesson for everyone involved. Ralphine Childs, the Program Director for King’s Kids… Read more »

Local Finds Friday: Hope & Bead Designs

Hope & Bead Designs

Each Friday we offer up some Hudson Valley finds to help you stay in touch with all the goodness our region has to offer. When we came across Hope & Bead Designs, we knew we found something special. The beautifully handcrafted jewelry with some genius designs (a magnetic, adaptable bracelet/necklace/choker – yes, please!) is irresistible… Read more »

First Hudson Valley Chapter of “The Book Blossoms” Opens in Poughkeepsie

National Program Encourages Children to Read Through Interactive Workshops The first local chapter of the nationwide program The Book Blossoms will open in Poughkeepsie this spring. In a series of weekly workshops, these book clubs for children will each center around a piece of literature and focus on the whole child, incorporating reading, writing, movement,… Read more »

New “Once Upon a Child” Location & Bowdoin Park – Wappingers Falls

Bowdoin Park playground

Have you heard the news?  A new “Once Upon a Child” location has opened in Wappingers Falls! If you’ve never heard of it, “Once Upon a Child” is a thrift store that sells quality-controlled children’s clothes, accessories, toys, equipment and more. And guess where they get their inventory? YOU! They buy your gently used items… Read more »

Children’s Museum Offers Volunteer Opportunity for Teens

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum Teen Volunteers

The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum announces the start of its spring session of the Youth Volunteer Program. This program, now in its  fourteenth year, offers teens the opportunity to get involved with their community, work with museum exhibits and staff, gain job skills, and meet other teens from around Dutchess County. Two, 6-month youth volunteer programs… Read more »

Sesame Street Live is Coming to Poughkeepsie! Plus a $3 Off Discount Code

Sesame Street Live in Poughkeepsie

The weekend of March 8th – 10th, Elmo, Big Bird and the whole Sesame Street gang will be at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie singing and dancing their way across the stage in “Elmo’s Super Heroes“. The show is described as follows: “Calling all super heroes!  Super Grover has lost his super-ness!  Never fear,… Read more »

Children’s Museum Opens New Exhibition: “FUN, 2, 3, 4”

Mid Hudson Children's Museum

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Count like the Aztecs, double your allowance and race against time at Fun 2, 3, 4!, the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum‘s new exhibition. Opening weekend for Fun 2, 3, 4! is Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3. A special exhibition preview for Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum members will be held on Friday, February… Read more »

Junior League of Kingston Announces the Rebuilding of Kingston Kinderland at Forsyth Park

Kingston Kinderland 2

Kingston, NY – The Junior League of Kingston and the City of Kingston are excited to announce the rebuilding of Kingston Kinderland at Forsyth Park. The land of Forsyth Park, 18.55 acres, was donated to the City of Kingston by the family of James C. Forsyth, who served as an Ulster County Judge. The topography… Read more »