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• Ulster County’s offices will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 1. Visitors must wear masks unless they provide proof of vaccination. The Department of Motor Vehicles office will remain open by appointment only. Go to clerk.ulsterny.gov or dmv.ny.gov. 

• The Woodstock-New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair will return this Memorial Day weekend. The fair will be held Saturday, May 29, and Sunday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Monday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Field of Dreams Park across from the Ulster County Fairgrounds on Libertyville Road in New Paltz.

• City of Kingston municipal buildings are open. Visitors are required to check in at City Hall, 420 Broadway, for a health screening before visiting any other building. Vaccinated visitors will not be required to wear a mask indoors, while non-vaccinated visitors must wear a mask when entering and while in city buildings. Visit kingston-ny.gov for guidelines.

• The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3, at Cantine Field in Saugerties.

 The Kingston Farmers Market has opened for the season. It takes place Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Ulster County Courthouse parking lot. (Enter from John Street or Wall Street.) The market is scheduled to run, rain or shine, through Nov. 20. Online: kingstonfarmersmarket.org.

• The Rhinebeck Farmers Market is open Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the municipal parking lot at 61 E. Market St. It will run outside until Dec. 26. (There will not be a market on Dec. 5.) Visit rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com for more information.

•  The Rhinecliff Volunteer Fire Co. will have a Memorial Day Weekend sandwich sale on Friday, May 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the firehouse, 17 Shatzell Ave., Rhinebeck. Meatball parmesan and eggplant parmesan sandwiches will be available. Eight-inch hoagies are $10. Fries can be added for $2. Only take-out orders are available. Orders can be picked up at the firehouse side window on Orchard Street. To order ahead, call the firehouse at (845) 876-6149 starting at 4 p.m. May 28.

• The Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association has canceled its Volunteer Firemen’s Dress Parade, scheduled for June 19 in Saugerties. The group also will not hold its 9/11 Remembrance Parade or its block party, scheduled for June 18.

• Friends of the Pine Plains Free Library will have a book sale from Saturday, May 29, through Monday, May 31, at the library, 7775 S. Main St. The sale will begin with a preview from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Admission to the preview is $10, but free for friends of the library. The sale takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 30, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 31. Masks and social distancing will be required. For sale will be fiction, nonfiction, children’s, self-help, historical and crafts/hobbies books, and more. Call (518) 398-1927 for more information.

• The Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre Road, Rhinebeck, will have its annual book sale/plant sale from Friday, June 11, through Sunday, June 13. There will be a preview for the book sale on June 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission to the preview is $10. The book sale runs from 1 to 7 p.m. June 11, with the book sale/plant sale on June 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13. On June 13, attendees can fill a bag of books for $5. People should bring their own reusable bags. The sale will take place both indoors and outdoors, with a variety of titles to choose from for adults, teens and children. The selection will include local history, vintage sci-fi, paperbacks and specialty books. Twentieth-century railroading books will be available from the Clinton Historical Society. A selection of seedlings and divided perennials also will be for sale outside, along with home and garden books.

• The Ulster County Historical Society, 2682 U.S. Route 209, Marbletown, will open for the season on Saturday, June 5. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Admission for society members is free. 

• The Claryville Fire Department, 1500 Denning Road, Claryville, will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 20, from 7 a.m. to noon. The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 11. Children ages 4 and under will be admitted free. Masks will be required, and there will be limited seating capacity. All customers dining in will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver form and have their temperature taken. Take-out orders are available by calling (845) 985-7270.

• Opus 40, located at 50 Fite Road in Saugerties, is now open for spring visits from Friday through Sunday.

• The Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St. (U.S. Route 209) is open with limited capacity. All patrons must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth. Hours are Monday, 1:30 to 7 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More info: stoneridgelibrary.org.

• Friends of Historic Saugerties, a program of the Saugerties Public Library, has suspended its monthly local history lecture. Online: FHSSaugerties.wixsite.com/home

• The town of Ulster’s Russell Brott Senior Center is now open for daily activities. Contact group leaders or the Town Clerk’s Office (845) 382-2455 for class schedules.

• Happy to Help Food Pantry is located at St. James United Methodist Church, 35 Pearl St., Kingston. The food pantry is only open on Sundays, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants are asked to follow COVID procedures by wearing masks, bringing in their own bags, entering through the Fair Street entrance, and observe social distancing. The food pantry does NOT deliver food. (845) 331-3030.

• The People’s Place Food Pantry is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 17 St. James St., Kingston. Donations of fresh and shelf-stable foods are being accepted. (845) 338-4030.

• The People’s Place Community Café is open and free to all Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., serving continental breakfast and lunch.

• The People’s Place Bounty Table, located just outside the doors, offers free produce, breads, baked goods, dairy items and proteins. The items change daily and are first come, first serve during business hours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• The People’s Place Thrift Store and Boutique has reopened. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Monday to Friday.

• The Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays for 30-minute visits by groups of up to four. Advance tickets are required. Go to hrmm.org.

• Hudson Valley Honor Flight has suspended flights through June 30. The nonprofit organization honors the nation’s veterans by transporting them to Washington, D.C., to visit their memorials at no cost. HVHF is continuing to make preparations for potential fall flight dates and encourages local veterans to submit an application. Call (845) 391-0076 or go to hvhonorflight.com.

• American Legion Post 1298 in Port Ewen has resumed its monthly meetings starting in the Esopus Town Hall community room, 1 Town Hall Way, Port Ewen. All veterans are invited.

• The Saugerties Public Library is open to the public on a limited basis for browsing, computer and fax use as well as offering curbside pick up.  Visit saugertiespubliclibrary.org or Call (845) 246-4317.

• The Rhinebeck Village Hall is closed to the public, except for court and police matters.

• The Arts Society of Kingston’s gallery has reopened. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays; and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit askforarts.org.

• The Highland Public Library is open with limited services. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-6 p.m.; and Saturdays, noon to 2 p.m. Masks are required, and the number of people allowed in at one time will be limited. More info: (845) 691-2275 or highlandlibrary.org. 

• The Starr Library in Rhinebeck has reopened. A limited number of people will be allowed in at one time. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. More info: starrlibrary.org or (845) 876-4030.

• The Woodstock Library is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit woodstock.org. All in-person programs, events, and meetings are canceled until further notice.

 • The Red Hook Public Library is open on a limited basis, and patrons can order materials online or by phone. Call (845) 758-3241, email director@redhooklibrary.org or go to www.redhooklibrary.org.

• The Olive Free Library is open for limited in-person services and curbside pickup Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More info: olivefreelibrary.org.

• The Rosendale Library has opened its doors to people wanting to browse the collections in person, and those wishing to use the computers. Mask wearing at all times is required while inside the building. The library is continuing to provide curbside service and encourages people to use curbside for picking up and returning books, as well as for fax, copy, and print services, which are available by appointment. Holds can be placed by calling (845) 658-9013 or going to rosendalelibrary.org. 

• The Hurley and West Hurley libraries have reopened. Patrons may browse the shelves, use the computers, fax materials and reserve items in an online catalog. Furniture has been rearranged for social distancing, and the libraries are offering hand sanitizer and wipes for computers. Returned books will be quarantined before re-entering circulation. All patrons must wear masks and maintain social distance, and each building is limiting capacity. Both libraries still are offering curbside borrowing, and e-books and streaming remain available.

• The D.R. Evarts Library in Athens is open for curbside pickup. For an appointment, email director@drevartslibrary.org or call (518) 945-1417.

• The Clinton Community Library has reopened.

• The Ellenville Public Library and Museum is open for curbside pickup. Call (845) 647-5530.

 • The Kingston Library has curbside pickup, and its drop box is open for returns. More info: kingstonlibrary.org.

• The Town of Esopus Library has curbside service, and its drop box is open for returns. Computer use has begun. An appointment is required for all services. Go to: esopuslibrary.org.

• The Town of Ulster Library is offering curbside pickup, and its drop box is open for returns. More info: townofulsterlibrary.org.

• The Morton Memorial Library & Community House in Rhinecliff has reopened to the public. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Masks are required to enter the library and social distancing must be practiced. There is a limit of eight people in the library. Computer access will be available, with appointments preferred. Curbside service will still be available. People are asked to call ahead. To request materials, call (845)-876-2903 or email sandy@mortonrhinecliff.org. The Morton Memorial Library & Community House in Rhinecliff offers curbside service. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. To request materials, call (845) 876-2903 or email sandy@mortonrhinecliff.org.

• The Morton Memorial Library in Pine Hill is open for limited browsing and computer use, masks are required, and only one person at a time is allowed. Hours are: Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m. (845) 254-4222, www.pinehilllibrary.org.

• The Phoenicia Library is closed, but it is offering curbside pickup, and its exterior book drop is open for returns. The library has expanded curbside hours. Visit http://phoenicialibrary.org/library-updates/

• Al-anon Family Groups in-person meetings have been canceled, but information about ongoing online and phone meetings can be obtained at al-anon-ulster-sullivan-ny.org. 

• Gyms and fitness centers can operate at 33% capacity, and with other restrictions.

• The Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower in Arkville has reopened its top cab to visitors.

• The Food Pantry at Trinity Lutheran Church, 72 Spring St., Kingston is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The pantry is closed on Mondays and Fridays. Wear a mask when picking up a bag of groceries at the door.

• The city of Kingston’s playgrounds have reopened with health and safety rules. 

• The Dutchess County Department of Motor Vehicles, 22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, has resumed in-person license, permits and non-driver ID transactions by appointment only. Appointments may be made by calling (845) 486-2388 between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. For information about vehicle registrations, go to dutchessny.gov/countyclerk.

• Coach House Players’ shows planned for 2020 that were canceled are scheduled to be performed during the 2021 season. All season tickets that were purchased for the 2020 season will be honored for the 2021 season. More info: coachhouseplayers.org.

• The city of Poughkeepsie has reopened its parks and skate park. 

• The town of Ulster transfer station is open. 

• Dutchess County Public Transit and Ulster County Area Transit have increased bus service. Go to bit.ly/bus-resume for details.

• County courts in Dutchess and Ulster have begun limited reopening. Court proceedings will continue to be done virtually.

 • Kingston’s Emergency Food Hotline has added a website, www.kingstonemergencyfood.com. To provide meals and groceries to those in need across the Kingston City School District, the Emergency Food hotline, (888) 316-0879, was created to streamline the intake of requests.

• Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County has moved its classes, meetings and workshops online. Go to ulster.cce.cornell.edu.

• The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center in Kingston, has moved group meetings and workshops online. Go to lgbtqcenter.org for more information.

• The Kingston Common Council is holding its meetings remotely.

• The Samuel Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz has reopened. Its hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendance is limited to allow for social distancing. Go to newpaltz.edu/dorskymuseum for more information.

• The Lions Club Mini-Park located at South Parsonage Street and North Park Road in Rhinebeck is closed until further notice.

• The Roost Studios & Art Gallery in New Paltz is closed. The Student Art Exhibit is online at www.roostcoop.org/student-virtual-exhibition.

• The Woodstock School of Art is closed until further notice.

• All requests for Kingston Police Department reports should be directed to Records Clerk Alyssa Rockefeller at (845) 331-2061 or arockefeller@kingston-ny.gov.

• The Dutchess County Office for the Aging prepares hot meals that are delivered to home-bound seniors Monday to Friday. During the COVID-19 outbreak, New York state has temporarily expanded eligibility for the home-delivered meals program for seniors. Contact the Office for the Aging to find out more, (845) 486-2555, or email nbhargava@dutchessny.gov.

• Unison’s theater and classroom space in New Paltz is closed.

• Catholic Charities Case Management Services, including the Housing Resource Center, remain available for assistance with emergency food and shelter, and other basic social safety net support. Requests for assistance should be initiated with a phone in Ulster at (845) 340-9170, extension 3000, or by email at cccosuhelpline@cccsos.org.

• The New Paltz Retired Men’s Group has temporarily suspended its monthly meetings.

• The state police have suspended employment fingerprinting, along with child safety seat checks, at their stations.

• The Boys & Girls Club of Ulster County is operating at limited capacity. 

• The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie and the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston are closed.



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