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  • Monday, November 24 - Tuesday, November 25
    Chamber Jazz Ensembles
    Jazz works performed by students in the Jazz Studies area. $8; $6 seniors, faculty & staff; $3 students. 8pm. Url:

  • Thursday, November 27
    11th Annual Turkey Trot
    Thanksgiving morning 5K walk & fun run to benefit Family of New Paltz. 8am registration, 9am Mashed Potato Kids 1/4 Mile run, 9:30 Turkey Trot. Race begins and ends at Water Street Market. Url:

  • Thursday, November 27
    Town of Rochester Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
    11:30am-2pm. The Community Center invites seniors, families, and anyone who may be spending the day alone to join the community family for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Free, reserve your seat by Nov. 21. Donations & volunteers needed too! Phone: 845-626-2115. Url:

  • Thursday, November 27
    Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
    The churches of Highland are providing a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community. Serving begins at 1pm, all are welcome.

  • Thursday, November 27
    2nd Annual Kingston Turkey Trot
    5K Run/2 Mile Walk. Race starts at 9am. Children under 5 are free. Sponsored by the Junior League of Kingston to benefit Kingston Kinderland II. Phone: 845-331-1682. Url:

  • Friday, November 28
    Sinterklaas Kingston
    Sinterklaas arrival day in the Kingston Rondout. 10:30am-7pm. A day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches, a march down Broadway, a parade of stars, and puppets galore. Kingston sends off Sinterklaas and his white horse on a tugboat across the river. After his send off, there will a Sinterklaas Soiree, Tree Lighting Ceremony and plenty of specials at all of the local restaurants.

  • Friday, November 28
    Kingston Tree Lighting
    6-8:30pm. Local entertainment, refreshments, Santa & friends. Phone: 845-331-1216.

  • Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30
    Museum Shop Holiday Sale
    10am-4pm. Phone: 845-338-1661. Url:

  • Friday, November 28
    2nd Annual Green Friday
    11am-2pm. This free, outdoor event will showcase a variety of ways to "green" your home this year. This will include rain barrels, home composting, solar energy, permeable pavers and asphalt and much more. For more information or to participate in this event, please contact Steve Noble at 845-481-7336. Phone: 845-331-1682. Email: Url:

  • Saturday, November 29
    Introduction to Fermentation
    Learn how simple it is to make your own kimchi, kefir, and other fermented delicacies and watch Sandor make a simple sauerkraut. Learn about the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments, as well as their illustrious history and integral role in human cultural evolution. Empower yourself with simple techniques for fermenting these healthful foods in your home. Presented by Sandor Ellix Katz. 3-5:30pm. Phone: 845-255-1255. Url:

  • Sunday, November 30
    Families: Nature Collages
    Come join other families at Minnewaska to make art, using materials from the natural world. First, we will look at examples of collage and explore a few assembly techniques. Then, we will search nearby trails to gather items to use in our art project. The fun begins when we return to the Nature Center and we create our collages. This program is recommended for children aged six to twelve years old accompanied by a parent or guardian at least 18 years old. Pre-registration required. 10-11:30am. Phone: 845-255-0752. Url:

  • Friday, December 5
    Christmas Fair, Caroling & Tree Lighting
    The church sanctuary will be decorated and open for touring, with church historians on hand to answer any questions. Enjoy "Soup on the Stoop" - cups of hot soup & cider will be available for purchase. Luminaries will light the way to the Education Building across the street, where there will be a special preview sale of the annual Christmas Fair. Children can decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus in the Gingerbread Room. The tree lighting and caroling will commence at 7:00pm on the steps of the church, led by our Youth Choir. Festivities will end at 8:30pm and reopen at 9am with our traditional Christmas Fair in the Education Building. Phone: 845-255-6340. Url:

  • Friday, December 5 - Saturday, December 6
    Unison's 24th Annual Crafts Fair
    10am-5pm. More than 50 master crafts people and fine artists will display and sell a wide range of handmade crafts in the areas of ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, leather, fiber, baskets, glass, clocks, furniture, paintings, cards, body products, wreaths, heirloom seeds and much more. $4.00 adult admission fee includes a craft raffle ticket. Unison members pay $3.00. Children 12 years old and younger are free. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url:

  • Saturday, December 6
    Christmas Fair
    9am-3pm. Phone: 845-255-6340. Url:

  • Sunday, December 7
    Winter Fair & Outdoor Marketplace
    11am-4pm. A delightful day of crafts, food, song, dance, artisan wares, Waldorf Gift Shop, indoor & outdoor activities. Make beautiful gifts from simple and natural materials, such as tanslucent window stars, wreaths and pomanders. Sip hot apple cider, savor the outdoor barbecue and enjoy live music. Puppetry, children’s games, and more. Phone: 845-255-0033. Url:

  • Saturday, December 13
    Cookie Walk
    Delightful homemade cookies of all kinds at an affordable price: $6/lb. Hosted by the Women’s Fellowship. 9am-noon. Phone: 845-895-2952.

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ULSTER Community Businesses

Classes designed to discover the artist within your child. Children 5-12 years old in small group settings with much individualized instruction and attention in multi medias, including assemblage, collage, print making and paint. Great gift idea for grandparents who want to give new experiences instead of "things". Five - one and a half hour sessions are just $75.

830 Route 9W Broadway, Ulster Park

Do you have irreplaceable home movies, pictures or slides taking up a lot of room? Save space: Put those old home movies (8mm, etc), slides, photographs, videos on DVDs that you can watch anytime. Easy to store, easy to find. Need great gifts? We can replicate your DVDs for family and friends All work performed on premises. Local references. Reasonable prices. Fast turn-around.

Rock Cut Rd, Walden

Renovated and redecorated rooms. No smoking rooms available. Sound-proofed rooms & quiet countryside assure a comfortable, restful night. Phones; color TV; 3 min to NYS Thruway, 10 min to Mid-Hudson Bridge.

1 mile east of Exit 18 NYS Thruway.

601 Main St Route 299, New Paltz

Licensed Land Surveyor. Buying, selling, subdividing or building, our services assure you the real estate is where you think it is; that your house is on your property and your neighbor’s isn’t; that you've sold or bought what you have contracted for. Professional service, reasonable rates, thorough knowledge of area.

845-255-7358 or 845-246-8203

Since 1979, Sal's place has been a hub of good food and good cheer in our charming village. A real "neighborhood place" that welcomes everyone, and offers a menu to tempt every appetite. Eat in, or take out. Catering, too. Lunch 7 Days • Dinner Thur-Sat 5-10pm. Pub Menu Mon-Wed 'til 9pm. Mon-30 cent Wing Nite • Tues -Seasonal BBQ Thurs Dinner Buy 1st get 2nd Half Price. See website for Walkway discount coupon.

99 Vineyard Ave, Highland

Relax, renew, rejuvenate here. Enjoy Hot Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy, Tandem Massage, Deep Tissue, Partner Instruction, Salt Scrubs, Fabulous Feet, Manicures, Facials, and much more. Gift Certificates. Enjoy a brookside treatment. Also a great idea for a party.

45 Jenkinstown Rd, New Paltz

Decades of excellence. Apple-certified, reasonably priced. Trusted advice, expert installation and life-cycle support for Macintosh OS X systems and networks. Offering a variety of services, for diverse needs. Clients include Sports Illustrated and Apple®, professionals, artists & practitioners.


Dine in the area’s most spectacular setting and discover why Mohonk consistently receives rave reviews, including Hudson Valley Magazine’s award for “Best Restaurant with a View”! Combining culinary artistry with the best of traditional tastes, Mohonk’s award-winning chefs serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Bountiful Sunday Brunch and seasonal outdoor dining. Holiday meals are special occasions on our mountaintop. Reservations required.   

1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz

Strip. Refinish. Restore. Reglue. Quality repair. From new to antique furniture. Since 1983 at the same location. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. Antiques bought & sold. Jack Hacker, owner. References.


Our agency works with you to manage the risks of everyday life, recover from unexpected events, and realize your dreams by developing a personalized portfolio of insurance and financial services products.

3669 Route 9W, Highland

Great breakfast and lunch every day. Food made to order, excellent coffee. Take home dinner. Specials everyday. Reasonably priced. Our Unique Style of Catering can be tailored to events of any size or budget. We have a wide variety of choices in our Catering Menu that is adaptable to your personal tastes. Proprietors, Mike & Christine Renus, will assist you in making your occasion a memorable one whether its on Premise Catering, BBQ's, Corporate, Weddings, or any other Special Occasion.

3739-3743 Route 9W, Highland

Design, planting, and consultation for original gardens since 1985. Portfolio on request.


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Family owned and operated in the heart of New Paltz. Imported meats & cheeses, catering, prepared foods, gourmet coffees, hot breakfast, specialty sandwiches, house-made bread & Gluten Free breads. Indoor & outdoor seating or DELIVERY.

164 Main St, New Paltz

Located on the premises of this original 1790’s salt box is a recently converted stone and wood barn that has become Jingle Bell’s new guest quarters. This 30’ by 50’ space has beamed cathedral ceilings, skylights, lovely antiques, fully equipped kitchen, and private bath. Impeccable grounds with an outcrop of rocks at the foot of which is a lovely pool. Breakfast in former Jingle Singer Juli Cristman’s Country Kitchen.

302 Swartekill Rd, Highland

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