Ulster County Spring Events.

So, you’re working at Cobalt Woodstock, or visiting Ulster County this year, and you’re itching to get out and see what’s happenin’…. We don’t blame you. 

Ulster County is the place to be!

It’s a serene mix of nature and the arts, with a flair for the bohemian and laidback lifestyle. Artists abound.  When journeying through the area, consider some of these upcoming Spring events to kickstart the warm weather season. Finally!

Saturday, April 27th

Take in the beauty of the sweet-smelling apple blossoms at Hurd’s Family Farm on Saturday and Sunday, April 27th, from 10 am to 4 pm!

What’s even cooler is that the experience is drive-through, so you can stay in your vehicle the whole time on a marked path. 

There is also a walking tour, where you are welcome to stay from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This includes unlimited time in the blossoms with activities for the kids and access to food, drinks, and shopping.

Sunday, April 28th

The Phoenicia Indoor Farmer’s Market runs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Shoppers can expect fresh, local produce, eggs, meats, bread, pastries, local spirits, flowers, mushrooms, prepared foods, and more from 15-20 local farmers and food producers.  This sounds like a dream!

The Ashokan Spring Explorations Program (at the Ashokan Center) is about Healing Plants and runs from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28th.

Outdoor educators Del Orloske and Krista Speroni lead a group hike on the beautiful trails of the Ashokan Center to look for plants with interesting characteristics and medicinal benefits. I personally hope to learn about all the many varieties of mushrooms 🍄

In this discussion, you’ll explore the historical and present-day uses of plants. Rain or shine, dress for the weather. All ages are welcome (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). 

Saturday, May 4th

Get ready to support our furry friends at the 15th annual Ulster County Garden Party and Flea Market, held Saturday, May 4th, from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

The event is open to the public and includes a plant and bake sale, with all proceeds going straight back to the animals. This one is more for Chloe and friends, as Alex is not really a cat dude lol

Saturday, May 18th

Opus 40 is holding its Annual Community Day on Saturday, May 18th, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The renowned nonprofit sculpture park, built entirely by artist Harvey Fite, is located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, NY.  Literally about 7 mins from Cobalt Woodstock 🎬

The day includes tours, music, visits, activities, vendors, and more. There’ll be live music, food trucks, and local treats galore!

Sunday, June 23rd

Opus 40 features the Mushroom Walk with Chris Baker, the Chicory Naturalist, on Sunday, June 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Participants in the walk will earn important skills for mushroom identification, sustainable foraging practices, and a natural appreciation for the many roles fungi play in our ecosystem.

Remember to bring a basket for picking and sensible shoes for heading off the trail.

Sunday, June 30th

This is also a major favorite of mine… Come see the Manhattan Chamber Players and David Fung at the Maverick Chamber Music Festival on Sunday, June 30th.  If I ever live anywhere other than Woodstock, I will always come back in the summer for these outdoor chamber sessions.

The Manhattan Chamber Players is a music collective of New York-based musicians who share the common goal of performing the greatest works in the chamber repertoire, at the highest level, with the utmost of skill.

Maverick Concerts is the oldest ongoing summer chamber music festival in the U.S.. It’s been attracting the best musicians in the world for over 100 years. In addition to classical music, expect to find concerts for jazz, contemporary, folk, and world music.

What Are You Up to This Spring?

Are you planning on working or visiting Ulster County this spring? Do you have a project that will mesh perfectly with our Virtual Production capabilities

Don’t forget to stop by our Woodstock studio and say hello. Or even if you need to chat about an upcoming interest in the area…

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