Calendar of events

Sunday, January 19

Bliss Body Yoga with Linda: Gentle, Therapeutic Yoga for Every Body Sunday Mornings

9:00 AM
Every Sunday! Therapeutic Gentle Yoga for Your Body & Soul. No experience needed. Feel better in your body. Perfect for everyone who wants to feel good. Visit www.blissbodyoga.com for more information.

Fly Tying Classes Offered

1:00 PM
Learn to create your own flies for fishing! Great to bring your young fisherman/fisherwoman to learn something different! 4-H and All Scouts are welcomed.

Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series

3:00 PM
The Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series presents the Argus String Quartet on Sunday, January 19 at 3 p.m.

Hudson Valley Humanists

6:00 PM
The January 2020 monthly meeting of the Hudson Valley Humanists will be held at the New Paltz Community Center on Sunday, January 19th. It will start at 6 pm in the community center is at 3 Veterans Way, New Paltz, off Route 32 north of the village and Stewart’s.

The Rhinebeck Theatre Society presents RUMORS by Neil Simon

8:00 PM
Rhinebeck Theatre Society presents Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy Rumors. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Ken and Chris Gorman arrive at the upscale home of the deputy mayor of New York for their hosts’ tenth anniversary party, only to hear a gun shot. As they attempt to sort out what has happened and three more couples arrive, a collective task to elude, divert, and distract becomes the name of the game. Here is Neil Simon at his funniest; Time Magazine called it, "An old-fashioned door slamming, crockery-smashing farce."

Monday, January 20

North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit.

9:00 AM
The expansive space of Orange Hall Gallery and Loft is the venue for the display of 106 paintings by 57 artists in the North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit. The quality of the works is superb and offers a wonderful educational opportunity as well as an enjoyable experience to visitors from the college and general public alike. The show is on view January 13 through March 13, 9am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 6pm on Friday, plus Sunday, February 9 from 1 to 4:30pm and Friday, February 28 until 9pm.

MLK Holiday Two Views Snowshoe Hike at Minnewaska

9:30 AM
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an approximately two-mile snowshoe outing in the Peter’s Kill Area featuring views of the Rondout Valley and Clove Valley from cliff top ledges. Although the distance is relatively short, there are a few modest hills on this route, which some people may find challenging on snowshoes. This program is recommended for physically fit adults and children older than eight years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. A limited number of snowshoes are available for participants to borrow for this program from the education department. Otherwise, snowshoes may be rented for this program from the Park for a fee of $5 per person. Early arrival is suggested if you would like to borrow snowshoes. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. This outing will meet in the Peter’s Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

MLK Holiday Hike: Loop around the Lake for Families at Sam’s Point

10:00 AM
Join us for this three mile loop on snowshoes to view magnificent Lake Maratanza. Winds blow almost continuously across this sky lake, causing large snow drifts that can reach incredible heights. On our way back toward the visitor center we will stop at the Sam’s Point Overlook where on a clear day there is a great view of the Wallkill Valley, the Catskills, and much more. Snowshoes may be rented for this program for a fee of $5 per person. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Tuesday, January 21

North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit.

9:00 AM
The expansive space of Orange Hall Gallery and Loft is the venue for the display of 106 paintings by 57 artists in the North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit. The quality of the works is superb and offers a wonderful educational opportunity as well as an enjoyable experience to visitors from the college and general public alike. The show is on view January 13 through March 13, 9am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 6pm on Friday, plus Sunday, February 9 from 1 to 4:30pm and Friday, February 28 until 9pm.

JANUARY SWING DANCE CLASSES in Highland

6:00 PM
SWING DANCE CLASSES Tuesday nights: FOUR-WEEK BEGINNER SWING DANCE CLASS IN HIGHLAND BEGINS January 7 with Linda and Chester Freeman, Got2Lindy Dance Studios. BEGINNER SWING DANCE CLASS sessions 6-7pm. No partner or experience necessary.

Stained Glass Voices - open invitation for acoustic rock choir

7:00 PM
Tuesday evening rehearsals. This is acoustic rock - pop and praise. All level of singers and players welcome. Not your average church choir. Live public performances planned throughout the year.

Wednesday, January 22

North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit.

9:00 AM
The expansive space of Orange Hall Gallery and Loft is the venue for the display of 106 paintings by 57 artists in the North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit. The quality of the works is superb and offers a wonderful educational opportunity as well as an enjoyable experience to visitors from the college and general public alike. The show is on view January 13 through March 13, 9am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 6pm on Friday, plus Sunday, February 9 from 1 to 4:30pm and Friday, February 28 until 9pm.

Bliss Body Yoga with Linda: Gentle, Therapeutic Yoga for Every Body Wednesday Mornings

9:15 AM
Every Wednesday! Therapeutic Gentle Yoga for Your Body & Soul. No experience needed. Feel better in your body. Perfect for everyone who wants to feel good. Visit www.blissbodyoga.com for more information.

Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Chorus

7:30 PM
Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Chorus A a cappella group that sings in the uniquely American "Barbershop Style" of close four-part harmony.

Thursday, January 23

North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit.

9:00 AM
The expansive space of Orange Hall Gallery and Loft is the venue for the display of 106 paintings by 57 artists in the North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit. The quality of the works is superb and offers a wonderful educational opportunity as well as an enjoyable experience to visitors from the college and general public alike. The show is on view January 13 through March 13, 9am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 6pm on Friday, plus Sunday, February 9 from 1 to 4:30pm and Friday, February 28 until 9pm.

Thursday Tales at Ten:

10:00 AM
While the weather outside is frightful, explore the outdoors, indoors! The Visitor Center is a great place for toddlers to be this winter.

Friday, January 24

Painting Class for Adults in Marbletown

9:30 AM
Learn to paint in watercolor, acrylics or oils at instructor's studio, located between Hurley and Stone Ridge, NY. Fridays from 9:30am – 12:30pm Jan. 10, 17, 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 & 21 (with snow dates Feb. 28 & Mar. 6) .Taught by local artist, Mira Fink. Register in advance by calling (845) 338-6503. $150.

The Rhinebeck Theatre Society presents RUMORS by Neil Simon

8:00 PM
Rhinebeck Theatre Society presents Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy Rumors. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Ken and Chris Gorman arrive at the upscale home of the deputy mayor of New York for their hosts’ tenth anniversary party, only to hear a gun shot. As they attempt to sort out what has happened and three more couples arrive, a collective task to elude, divert, and distract becomes the name of the game. Here is Neil Simon at his funniest; Time Magazine called it, "An old-fashioned door slamming, crockery-smashing farce."

Saturday, January 25

Project FeederWatch at Sam’s Point

10:30 AM
Become a Citizen Scientist and help us learn more about the beautiful birds that visit the feeders at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center. Using binoculars, we will observe birds and learn how to identify them as they visit our feeders. At the end of winter, we will send our data to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help other scientists learn about these birds as well. This program is recommended for beginner and experienced bird watchers of all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve

11:00 AM
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam’s Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.