May
14
Sat
Colonial Spring and Garden Fair
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Colonial Spring and Garden Fair

Planting an 18th century inspired vegetable garden, demonstrations of sheep shearing, beekeeping, spinning and weaving demonstrations, making kites, garden vendors, 18th century-style magic show by “Levram the Great: The Colonial Conjurer”

Jun
9
Thu
Annual Meeting
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm

Uptown Kingston Architecture:

From the Senate House to the Ulster County Office Building

          At the annual meeting of the Friends of the Senate House, William Rhoads will present a slide talk, “Uptown Kingston Architecture: From the Senate House to the Ulster County Office Building.” Rhoads will demonstrate the rich variety of architectural styles in this section of the city, from the early stone houses of the Uptown Stockade Historic District through the Georgian or Federal style seen in the Sudam-Johnston House, to the Greek Revival of the former Kingston National Bank and the Gothic and Romanesque Revivals of several 19th-century churches. The variety of styles continued in the early 20th century, culminating in the Colonial Revival proposed for the Ulster County Office Building, but ultimately rejected in favor of a modern design which ignored the historic context of the city. Rhoads is a professor emeritus of Art History at SUNY New Paltz and a member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Historic Kingston.

Jul
2
Sat
Let Freedom Ring: Celebrating America’s Independence
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Let Freedom Ring: Celebrating America’s Independence

Patriotic Ceremony with dramatic readings and music, reenactors depicting 18th century life, 18th century games , free hot dogs and lemonade.

Aug
2
Tue
History Camp
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – Aug 4 @ 1:04 am
History Camp

10am – 2pm For children ages 8-12.  Various hands-on activities include churning butter, making wampum, hearthside cooking, decoding 18th century documents, making “delft” tiles and more.

To  register your child and for more information please contact the Senate House at (845) 338-2786.

Sep
16
Fri
A Night at the Senate House with Jay Unger and Molly Mason
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Night at the Senate House with Jay Unger and Molly Mason @ Kingston | New York | United States

Grammy Award-winning folk artists Jay Unger and Molly Mason will return to the Senate House once again to perform on the lawn of the Senate House State Historic Site, 296 Fair St., Kingston, on Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. This will be a benefit concert for the Friends of the Senate House.

Along with a successful recording career, Jay and Molly’s music has appeared in various movies, most notably in Ken Burns’ landmark PBS documentary The Civil War. The result: an Emmy nomination for Jay and a Grammy for the soundtrack album.

On radio and television, Ungar and Mason have appeared on “CBS Good Morning,” “The Rosie O’Donnel Show,” “All Things Considered,” “A Prairie Home Companion” and the BBC’s “Transatlantic Sessions.” They continue to broadcast their own live-performance radio show, “Dancing on the Air.”

Tickets for the event are $30 and are available through the Friends of the Senate House. Along with the music, there will be hors d’oeuvres and drinks with Ungar and Mason. Seating is limited.

Click here to become a sponsor

Oct
8
Sat
18th Century Autumn Festival
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
18th Century Autumn Festival

Demonstrations of apple cider pressing, meat smoking, hearthside cooking, dipping candles, making dried apple wreaths and cornhusk dolls, reenactors depicting 18th century camp life.  Entertainment by Stephen Gratto with juggling and balancing acts to amaze one and all.

Dec
8
Thu
“The Festival of Trees” at the Loughran House: A Designer Showcase on the grounds of the Senate House State Historic Site
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
“The Festival of Trees” at the Loughran House: A Designer Showcase on the grounds of the Senate House State Historic Site

“The Festival of Trees” at the Loughran House (circa 1870) is a holiday celebration featuring a collection of designer-inspired Holiday Trees. While the Lawns of the Senate House will feature an array of lighted holiday trees, the interior of the Loughran House will feature a dazzling display of individually-decorated holiday Trees designed by florists, event planners, interior designers, and fashion designers.

The list of participants includes:

Hops Petunia Floral Design(Kingston, NY), FRED(High Falls, NY), Exit Nineteen(Kingston, NY), Light House – Home & Entertaining Essentials(Saugerties, NY), The Green Cottage Floral Designs(High Falls, NY), The Gilded Carriage (Woodstock, NY), Petalos Floral Design(Kingston, NY), The Gilded Thistle Floral Designs(Stoneridge, NY), Mark Haldeman with James Aguiar and John Zerbo.

The Festival of Trees will be augmented by Contemporary Art, by Hudson Valley Artists, from the gallery of Cross Contemporary Art (Saugerties, NY). Additionally, Milne’s At Home Antiques and Design (Kingston, NY) will be lending antiques from their extensive collection of Folk Art to enhance the decor of the Loughran House.

“The Festival of Trees” will open to the public at 5 pm on Friday December 2nd, in conjunction with the Kingston Uptown Business Association’s annual Snowflake Festival. On Saturday December 3, 10-4, the Senate House Museum will serve as the Map Pick Up site for the Junior League of Kingston’s 16th Annual Holly Berry Trail. The Loughran House will be the Senate House’s showcase for the 2016 Trail.

During the week of December 5-10, the Loughran House will be open for Appointment-Only Tours.

On Saturday December 10, the Loughran House will be open from 5:30- 7pm, for an invitation-only fundraising Event. As a highlight of the 2016 Festival of Trees, a number of the Designer Trees within the Loughran House will be available for silent auction. Sealed bids for the available trees maybe placed from December 2- December 10.What a terrific way to have a custom-designed Christmas Tree as a holiday accent for your home! Proceeds from the Designer Tree Sales will help to further expand the Senate House State Historic Site’s Educational Programs.

“The Festival of Trees” is sponsored by: Friends of the Senate House, Friends of Historic Kingston, Herzog’s True Value Hardware, Dave’s Tree Service, Upstater, Hurds Farm, and Hudson Valley Harvest

Linda B Hopfenspirger and Haynes Llewellyn Co- Chairmen

Dec
9
Fri
“The Festival of Trees” at the Loughran House: A Designer Showcase on the grounds of the Senate House State Historic Site
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
“The Festival of Trees” at the Loughran House: A Designer Showcase on the grounds of the Senate House State Historic Site

“The Festival of Trees” at the Loughran House (circa 1870) is a holiday celebration featuring a collection of designer-inspired Holiday Trees. While the Lawns of the Senate House will feature an array of lighted holiday trees, the interior of the Loughran House will feature a dazzling display of individually-decorated holiday Trees designed by florists, event planners, interior designers, and fashion designers.

The list of participants includes:

Hops Petunia Floral Design(Kingston, NY), FRED(High Falls, NY), Exit Nineteen(Kingston, NY), Light House – Home & Entertaining Essentials(Saugerties, NY), The Green Cottage Floral Designs(High Falls, NY), The Gilded Carriage (Woodstock, NY), Petalos Floral Design(Kingston, NY), The Gilded Thistle Floral Designs(Stoneridge, NY), Mark Haldeman with James Aguiar and John Zerbo.

The Festival of Trees will be augmented by Contemporary Art, by Hudson Valley Artists, from the gallery of Cross Contemporary Art (Saugerties, NY). Additionally, Milne’s At Home Antiques and Design (Kingston, NY) will be lending antiques from their extensive collection of Folk Art to enhance the decor of the Loughran House.

“The Festival of Trees” will open to the public at 5 pm on Friday December 2nd, in conjunction with the Kingston Uptown Business Association’s annual Snowflake Festival. On Saturday December 3, 10-4, the Senate House Museum will serve as the Map Pick Up site for the Junior League of Kingston’s 16th Annual Holly Berry Trail. The Loughran House will be the Senate House’s showcase for the 2016 Trail.

During the week of December 5-10, the Loughran House will be open for Appointment-Only Tours.

On Saturday December 10, the Loughran House will be open from 5:30- 7pm, for an invitation-only fundraising Event. As a highlight of the 2016 Festival of Trees, a number of the Designer Trees within the Loughran House will be available for silent auction. Sealed bids for the available trees maybe placed from December 2- December 10.What a terrific way to have a custom-designed Christmas Tree as a holiday accent for your home! Proceeds from the Designer Tree Sales will help to further expand the Senate House State Historic Site’s Educational Programs.

“The Festival of Trees” is sponsored by: Friends of the Senate House, Friends of Historic Kingston, Herzog’s True Value Hardware, Dave’s Tree Service, Upstater, Hurds Farm, and Hudson Valley Harvest

Linda B Hopfenspirger and Haynes Llewellyn Co- Chairmen

Holiday Champagne Reception at the Senate House
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come join the Friends of the Senate House for our Annual Holiday Champagne Reception at the beautifully decorated historic Loughran House.   Tour the House, elegantly decorated for the holiday season, as you sip champagne and enjoy artisan cheeses and chocolates to the warm sounds of celebrated jazz group Blue Gardenia.   A holiday event not to be missed! $25 per person, click here to purchase tickets.
champagne-2016
Dec
10
Sat
“The Festival of Trees” at the Loughran House: A Designer Showcase on the grounds of the Senate House State Historic Site
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
“The Festival of Trees” at the Loughran House: A Designer Showcase on the grounds of the Senate House State Historic Site

“The Festival of Trees” at the Loughran House (circa 1870) is a holiday celebration featuring a collection of designer-inspired Holiday Trees. While the Lawns of the Senate House will feature an array of lighted holiday trees, the interior of the Loughran House will feature a dazzling display of individually-decorated holiday Trees designed by florists, event planners, interior designers, and fashion designers.

The list of participants includes:

Hops Petunia Floral Design(Kingston, NY), FRED(High Falls, NY), Exit Nineteen(Kingston, NY), Light House – Home & Entertaining Essentials(Saugerties, NY), The Green Cottage Floral Designs(High Falls, NY), The Gilded Carriage (Woodstock, NY), Petalos Floral Design(Kingston, NY), The Gilded Thistle Floral Designs(Stoneridge, NY), Mark Haldeman with James Aguiar and John Zerbo.

The Festival of Trees will be augmented by Contemporary Art, by Hudson Valley Artists, from the gallery of Cross Contemporary Art (Saugerties, NY). Additionally, Milne’s At Home Antiques and Design (Kingston, NY) will be lending antiques from their extensive collection of Folk Art to enhance the decor of the Loughran House.

“The Festival of Trees” will open to the public at 5 pm on Friday December 2nd, in conjunction with the Kingston Uptown Business Association’s annual Snowflake Festival. On Saturday December 3, 10-4, the Senate House Museum will serve as the Map Pick Up site for the Junior League of Kingston’s 16th Annual Holly Berry Trail. The Loughran House will be the Senate House’s showcase for the 2016 Trail.

During the week of December 5-10, the Loughran House will be open for Appointment-Only Tours.

On Saturday December 10, the Loughran House will be open from 5:30- 7pm, for an invitation-only fundraising Event. As a highlight of the 2016 Festival of Trees, a number of the Designer Trees within the Loughran House will be available for silent auction. Sealed bids for the available trees maybe placed from December 2- December 10.What a terrific way to have a custom-designed Christmas Tree as a holiday accent for your home! Proceeds from the Designer Tree Sales will help to further expand the Senate House State Historic Site’s Educational Programs.

“The Festival of Trees” is sponsored by: Friends of the Senate House, Friends of Historic Kingston, Herzog’s True Value Hardware, Dave’s Tree Service, Upstater, Hurds Farm, and Hudson Valley Harvest

Linda B Hopfenspirger and Haynes Llewellyn Co- Chairmen

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