Saturday, Mar. 23: Get your bikes and riding bells blessed by Pastor Frank in this annual ritual.
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Sunday, March 10: The City of Kingston is gearing up for its 32nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, preceded by its 31st annual Shamrock Run. Both follow essentially the same two-mile Broadway course, which is mostly flat but ends with a long downhill approaching the Rondout riverfront. The run is believed to be the largest between New York City and Albany.
Episcopal churches in Ulster and Dutchess are, for Ash Wednesday, leaving their sanctuaries and setting up places where people can partake in the ritual of the imposition of ashes.
Saturday, Feb. 16: “When I was a kid in Woodstock, I got my little brother to write these secret notes with me. We’d write love notes, notes of positive affirmation, like ‘You’re doing great; just keep going!’ And we would spread them all over town, slip them into chocolate -bar wrappers in the Grand Union and put them into library books – just dozens of notes everywhere.”
I wasn’t alone in noticing the “Erica Effect,” which drew not only individuals, but whole communities, to love her: She was written up in Psychology Today. Erica is “one of these rare, special individuals who gives to others in a way that is beyond what she could possibly receive in return,” wrote psychologist Dr. Glenn Geher back in 2015.
On February 7, 2019, Erica cast off the final line from her Viking ship and sailed away to her next celestial port. In the hold she carried with her all the love, experiences, gifts and everyday miracles you all have shared with her on her 49-year earthly journey.
Saturday, Feb. 9: The first annual Sojourner Truth Life Walk proceeds from Port Ewen to the Ulster County Courthouse, ending with a live in-person reenactment of Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at the Old Dutch Church.
Monday, Dec. 31: This will be the fifth annual “stay local, stay safe” event, which draws thousands of people out into the crisp winter air.
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 23-25: It’s the largest market of its kind in the region, featuring 100+ purveyors of local, handmade and vintage wares. The event also features fresh food (including an oyster bar) and beverages, plus plenty of kid-friendly activities.