Friday, October 12: Participate in a sunset magick ritual bonfire garden party and vegetarian potluck at Shivastan to celebrate and discuss renowned/reviled British-born archmage Aleister Crowley, who spent 40 days in the summer of 1918 camping out on Esopus Island in the Hudson River.
Almanac Weekly | Events
Saturday, October 13: Kingston, is there no respite to thine special days? Mere moments after the O+ bracelets and schedules have been swept from the autumning streets of the Stockade, Uptown Kingston businesses present the first Uptown Autumn Street Fair, an autumnal shopping-themed block party with entertainment.
Sunday, October 7: This free celebration of heritage features a huge variety of Italian foods, beverages, products and music.
Saturday, Sept. 29: The event features a Victorian picnic, tea dueling, steampunk marketplace, spirits-tasting and much more. New this year is the Flying Bicycle-Makers’ Challenge, in which participants submit vintage aviation steampunk-inspired builds with winning entries featured in the Aerodrome’s live airshow skit, Flying Bicycle vs. Rocketeer.
Sunday, September 30: Proceeds from the annual Garden Party help support the group’s Community Grants program, which has granted more than $1.2 million since 2000 directly to nonprofits in our region.
Saturday, Sept. 15: Attendees can test drive electric cars and speak with energy efficiency and renewables experts. There will also be activities for kids, including a bicycle-decorating contest with prizes and wildlife education from Eric the Reptile Guy.
Saturday-Monday, September 1-3: A rite of summer for artisans and their avid community, the Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair returns to the Ulster County Fairgrounds with rows of one-of-a-kind, handmade art and crafts with live craft demonstrations.
Sunday, September 2: Four venues will feature live music, step dancing, storytelling and traditional music for all ages.
Saturday, Aug. 11: Blueberry season is still raging full-force along the Shawangunk Ridge – especially the easy-to-pick highbush species, with their paler-blue, large, juicy, small-seeded fruits. Sunnier spots where the berries ripen early are probably already picked-over, whether by birds, humans or other mammals; but now would be a good time to check your favorite shadier troves.
July 21-22: The brickyards along the Hudson will once again host a festival featuring live music, food, beverages, crafts and games.