News & Events

Nov
21
Tue
FOW Annual Adolescent Services Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Family of Woodstock, Inc. Presents…
Our Annual Adolescent Services Thanksgiving Dinner
Tuesday November 21st
at Old Dutch Church
272 Wall St., Kingston

Doors Open @ 6:00pm
Serving Starts @ 6:30pm
Gathering Ends @ 8:00pm

ALL friends, current and former clients and employees of Family of Woodstock, Inc. are WELCOME!

Call Nicole at 331-7080 ext.155 for more info!

Nov
23
Thu
Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot is a 5K run and walk held annually Thanksgiving morning to support Family of New Paltz’s Food Pantry and Crisis Services. Building on the success of previous years, this year’s event will include prizes for best costumes, tee shirts for adults and children, and of course the famous Mashed Potato Fun Run, which is free for kids 12 and under. For the more serious runners, the 5K course will be certified by USATF this year, and will include chip timing. As part of the package provided by the chip-timing company, photos of individual runners crossing the finish line will be available for upload at no cost. Age groups this coming year will be in ten-year increments, and medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group, with separate awards for male and female.

Family of New Paltz is a crisis intervention center located in the heart of New Paltz since 1975. Family provides a myriad of services, including a 24 hour hotline and new textline, food pantry, free clothing store, counseling, support groups and multiple shelters for adults, adolescents and victims of domestic violence.

Free t-shirt with paid registration if registered by October 31st (not included with mashed potato run free registrations)

Group rate: $3 per person discount for groups of 6 or more if registered by Monday, November 20th, 2017. Please call us 24-7 at 845-255-8801 for the Group rate code.

Register online through Tuesday November 21st, 5pm at:
https://newpaltzturkeytrot.itsyourrace.com/register/

You can also register in person/pickup race packets Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 from 12-6pm at the Jewish Community Center, 30N. Chestnut Street, New Paltz
or Thanksgiving morning beginning at 8am at the upper parking lot of Water Street Market

New Paltz Turkey Trot

42nd annual Thanksgiving Feast
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Show up hungry!” says Tamara Cooper, Program Director at Family of Woodstock, inviting the public to the 42nd annual Thanksgiving Feast at the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. There is no charge to come and stuff yourself with festive food. Volunteers are sought for clean-up afterwards.

As always, the event is not just for those who can’t afford a turkey dinner — it’s a community gathering that attracts a wide variety of people. “People come from all over who have ties to Woodstock,” says Cooper. Some of them come year after year, others alternate years with their family dinners, and still others might suddenly decide one year to bring their family along.

This year, restaurants in the Saugerties and Kingston areas will pitch in to provide food, along with the usual generous donations from Woodstock eateries. Residents also cook for the dinner, says Cooper, noting that “if someone is baking pies for the day, they’ll bake an extra and send it over. We never know quite what we’re going to get.” An army of volunteers have been putting the dinner together and will help serve the food.

For the last half hour of the dinner, the volunteers will concentrate on packing up food to go, sending home leftovers. People who are homebound or don’t have access to transportation are welcome to call the Family hotline, 845-679-2485, and request delivery of a dinner.

Nov
24
Fri
Holiday Gift Drive
Nov 24 – Dec 22 all-day

The holidays are quickly approaching and Family Domestic Violence Services & Family’s Crisis Support Programs are preparing for our holiday gift drive. The financial pressures of the holiday season can be a struggle for many, but for a family escaping domestic violence it can seem insurmountable. An individual or family taking that brave step to leave an abusive home should be able to experience a comfortable holiday season and begin a new year in a home free from violence.

Our clients who face homelessness, disabilities, and mental illness often do not have the resources to provide a warm and fulfilling holiday for their family. Our programs strive to provide gifts to all of our clients and their families in need.

To help us fill this need we are seeking area businesses or organizations that would be willing to be a drop off location for gifts. We would provide a container and sign and list your business on our holiday drive materials. If you are interested in hosting a gift collection container at your business please email us at holidays@familyofwoodstockinc.org or call (845) 331-7080.

Register to receive holiday help by stopping by your local FAMILY Walk in Center:
FAMILY of Ellenville – 221 Canal Street, Ellenville – 647-2443
FAMILY of New Paltz – 51 North Chestnut Street – New Paltz – 255-8801
FAMILY of Woodstock – 16 Rock City Road – Woodstock – 679-2485
FAMILY of Kingston – 39 John Street – Kingston – 331-7080

You can also support the Holiday Drive by Donating either to our Domestic Violence Services & Family’s Crisis Support Programs GoFundMe Campaign https://www.gofundme.com/holiday-gifts-for-uc-families or our Midway Transitional Living Program GoFundMe Campaign https://www.gofundme.com/midway-holiday
or Sponsoring a Family in need by contacting your local walk-in center at one of the numbers above.

Here is a general list of
Items Needed (new and unwrapped):

– Art supplies, coloring books, & craft kits
– Legos, Duplos, and megablocks
– Infant & Toddler learning toys
– Board games, puzzles, nonviolent video games, books
– Baby Dolls (of all races), character dolls, super heros, barbies, and accessories
– Car & Truck toys
– Balls (all kinds)
– Gift Cards – book store, grocery stores, gas, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, itunes
– Warm winter clothes (children and adult all sizes), socks, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, slippers, boots, warm pajamas
– Bath sets, makeup, nail sets, jewelry, purses
– Cozy throw blankets, twin size sheet sets, new pillows
– Wrapping paper & gift bags so parents can wrap the gifts for their children.

Thank you to for your generosity and happy holidays!

Volunteers are also needed to assist with the Gift Drive! Volunteers will be needed to assist with the gift giveaway. We are so grateful to Fair Street Church, 209 Fair St, Kingston, for hosting this year’s gift distribution. If you can help out for a few hours December 20-22nd, please email volunteers@familyofwoodstockinc.org or call (845) 331-7080×157.

Family Holiday Gift Drive

Dec
2
Sat
Holiday Dance Concert
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Family of Woodstock Presents
A Very Special “Free” Holiday Dance Concert
Featuring
Pops and The Weasels

Dec. 2 – 7to10 PM

Woodstock Community Center
Rock City Rd.

Please bring a toy to share for our local kids or make a contribution to help buy

Dec
13
Wed
Darmstadt’s Annual Holiday Open House
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Darmstadt’s Annual
Holiday Open House

Please join us
Wednesday December 13th, 2017, 4-7pm
40 Thomas Street, Kingston, NY 12401

FREE – All are welcome!

Dec
19
Tue
Chefs’ Christmas Feast at Diamong Mills
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chefs’ Christmas Feast
Tuesday December 19th, 2017, 6-9pm
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern, 25 S Partition St, Saugerties

Family has just been given a wonderful gift- an Italian Christmas Feast, created by John Novi, Chef Emeritus of the DePuy Canal House, Michael Bernardo, Chef of Café Mio, Jeff Valentin, Chef of Annarella Restaurant, and Josh Baur, private Chef in Greenwich, Connecticut. It will be held at Diamond Mills in Saugerties on Tuesday, December 19th.

Tickets ($100 per person) available soon.

Dec
21
Thu
Holiday Gift Distribution
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm

Register to receive holiday help by stopping by your local FAMILY Walk in Center:
FAMILY of Ellenville – 221 Canal Street, Ellenville – 647-2443
FAMILY of New Paltz – 51 North Chestnut Street – New Paltz – 255-8801
FAMILY of Woodstock – 16 Rock City Road – Woodstock – 679-2485
FAMILY of Kingston – 39 John Street – Kingston – 331-7080

Volunteers are also needed to assist with the Gift Drive! Volunteers will be needed to assist with the gift giveaway. We are so grateful to Fair Street Church, 209 Fair St, Kingston, for hosting this year’s gift distribution. If you can help out for a few hours December 20-22nd, please email volunteers@familyofwoodstockinc.org or call (845) 331-7080×157.

More information:

Family Holiday Gift Drive

Dec
25
Mon
Kingston Christmas Feast hosted by Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley
Dec 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley, in partnership with Family of Woodstock, will be holding a 1st Annual Christmas Feast, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis, for all who would not otherwise be able to enjoy a Christmas feast. This festive food and music event will take place on Christmas Day, December 25, from 12pm to 3pm, in the congregation’s social hall (decorated by the religious school children). We will be providing a full meal consisting of entrees (turkey, smoked salmon, brisket, rice and beans), sides (yams, corn, green beans, sweet pumpkin, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, apple sauce, carmelized onions & more), desserts (cookies, pies, and more), soft drinks (apple cider, apple juice, cocoa, coffee and tea). The meal will be buffet style, all served by volunteers, and there will be open seating for 141 guests at a time. Many local Hudson Valley businesses are helping to make this possible.

Attendees will also enjoy live performances from some of the best bands in the Hudson Valley (band schedule also attached):
12pm – 1pm: Cantor Bob and the HV Jubilee (Americana classics with a groove),
1pm – 2pm: The Gold Hope Duo (rockabilly)
2pm – 3pm: Saints of Swing feat. Miss Renee Bailey (swing)

Feb
11
Sun
7th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Social
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Family of Woodstock’s
7th Annual
Chocolate Lovers’ Social

Sunday, February 11th, 2018
12pm – 3pm
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern
25 South Partition Street, Saugerties

For tickets, more information, to sponsor the event or donate to the auction, please contact Nicole at (845) 331-7080 ext.155 or nmartin@fowinc.org.