Events

Dec
18
Tue
Teen Circles at Family of New Paltz
Dec 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Family of Woodstock’s Adolescent Services Presents:

Teen Circles
Ages 11-17Every 3rd Tuesday @ Family of New Paltz
Starting October 16th at 3:30
51 N. Chestnut St. New Paltz,
share stories, empower each other, eat pizza!
What is a Community Circle?

“Circles” are group activities where all participants come together to engage in authentic dialogue. It encourages community and relationship building by offering participants the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, insights and concerns, and to deeply listen to others without judgment, in a supportive atmosphere.

Questions? dkatz@familyofwoodstockinc.org

Dec
23
Sun
Family of Woodstock Benefit Dance Party with Eric Redd Movement
Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Colony in association with FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK
Present
THE ERIC REDD MOVEMENT

A Christmas Dance Party
WARM WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE

$12 AT THE DOOR with WINTER CLOTHING DONATION
(New/Gently-used Warm socks/hats/gloves/coats needed)

$20 Pre-sale
$25 Dollar at the door
Free with Sleeping Bag/Tent Donation

Special Surprise Guests Vocalists, DJ’s, and Holiday Party instrumentalists.

Recording artist Eric Redd once again demonstrates characteristic range and diversity as a singer/songwriter with his new rock/house/electronica fusion single “Breathe.” The highly anticipated project is expected to gain Eric additional exposure in the dance and club scenes on both sides of the Atlantic.

Eric Redd first gained attention at the age of 12 as one of the youngest dancers on the LA club scene when he was discovered by one of the nation’s top choreographers. This discovery and mentorship led to a scholarship at the California Institute of the Arts where Eric earned his Bachelor’s degree in performing arts. While on tour in Europe as an apprentice, Eric worked as a session singer for Global Records in Germany. During this time his vocal prowess caught the attention of a producer working at Jive Records in England which quickly led to his first recording deal as a solo artist. Eric enjoyed the experience of working in a recording studio and decided to hone his singing and songwriting skills.

Upon his return to the United States Eric began writing and recording compositions for television and served as a music supervisor for Black Entertainment Television (BET) in the new programming department. He continued performing, touring, and recording with artists as diverse as K.D. Lang, Coolio, The Sara Lee Band, and Ani DiFranco. Encouraged by many to audition for theatre, Eric soon found success as a Broadway performer with fans and critics responding favorably to his appearances in Cats, La Cage Aux Follies, Body and Soul, and Starlight Express. His performance in the Los Angeles production of Dreamgirls was critically acclaimed.

Since childhood, Eric never lost site of a dream of one day producing and performing in his own stage show. Never losing his love for dance, he has fused singing, dance, and showmanship, and made his dream a reality. His live show has been the featured New Year’s Eve entertainment in Las Vegas, sharing the stage with an A-list artist roster including Andrea Boccelli, Harry Connick Jr., Kool and the Gang, Lionel Richie, and Cirque de Soleil. Eric has also been a featured performer opening for Paul McCartney, Michael Bolton, Dionne Warwick, and Reba McIntire. In 2008, while completing his first full length CD entitled, “Across the Water”, he was asked to join original “Chicago” drummer and songwriter Danny Seraphine’s band, CTA as the lead vocalist. After the success of the 2010 debut on Carrillo Music, “Breathe” and a tour the same year with CTA,, things began to move at a breakneck speed. In 2012 he release a 6 song EP entitled “54” that cemented his place in the dance music community as a force to be reckoned with. He was then asked to be one of the featured entertainers at the second inaugural celebration of Barak Obama, as the opening act for Stevie Wonder. That following year he had a CD release entitled “Pure” on the Carrillo label, that again coincided with his featured penned tune,”Go On” on the new CTA release, “Sacred Ground”. After premier engagements across the US and abroad, he hit the Billboard charts again in 2017 with the dance floor hit “Right Time”. Devoting most of 2018 to worldwide recording, with tracks penned in such diverse locations as Central America, South America, Europe and Asia, in 2019, he will be releasing a new yet titled full CD on the Carrillo label which is sure to have people dancing their hearts out across the globe.

Dec
25
Tue
Family of Woodstock Holiday Gift Drive
Dec 25 all-day

Dear Holiday Shoppers,

Do you want to spread some holiday cheer this year? Family has hundreds of children and adults who will appreciate your thinking about their needs this season. Children would like books and games, shoes and jackets. Adults will be happy to receive warm clothing or something nice to wear to work. You can choose to Adopt A Family or simply purchase what you wish to. You can choose to give in Woodstock or direct your giving to adolescents or survivors of family violence at one of our many programs. Want to make it super easy? Gift cards for food, gas or stores are always welcome!

In Woodstock, Family is partnering with the new Bank of Greene County to enable our recipients to choose their own gifts. Last year we had gifts for more than 60 Woodstock area families, including 255 children. For years our volunteers have struggled to fill bags with appropriate gifts for every age group and interest. The Bank has opened the empty space next door so that our volunteers may accompany parents in to “shop” for their children’s gifts this year. They are also receiving gift donations for Family inside the Bank in Woodstock and in Kingston. We are very excited to collaborate with the Bank of Greene County in this effort.

Families who wish to receive gifts must register in person at the Walk In Center at 16 Rock City Road or by phone or text at 845-679-2485 on or before December 13. They must be from towns served by the Woodstock Food Pantry: Woodstock, West Hurley, Shokan, Olive, Boiceville, Mt Tremper, Pine Hill and Shandaken. Details regarding gift pickup will be given when a family registers.

And although we do not put on the annual Christmas Day celebration at the Woodstock Community Center, we do lend a hand. If you would like to volunteer on Christmas Day or help them with food, contact Toni Weidenbacher directly at 845-679-7281.

Help keep that Thanksgiving Spirit going.

Sue Carroll

Assistant Program Director

Family of Woodstock Hotline/Textline and Walk In Center

Holiday Gift Drive For The Washbourne House & Family Domestic Violence Services
Dec 25 all-day

Holiday Gift Drive
For The Washbourne House &
Family Domestic Violence Services
A Program of Family of Woodstock Inc.

Please donate new, unwrapped, gift items for children & adults in our domestic violence program this holiday season! Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will brighten the holidays of our community members healing from domestic violence.

Donations can be dropped at:
Our Office – 39 John St. Kingston
The Armadillo – 97 Abeel St. Kingston
Additional drop locations and Wish List can be found on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/familydomesticviolenceservices

Second Annual Christmas Feast
Dec 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley, partnering with Family of Woodstock, is hosting our Second Annual Christmas Feast, held once again from 12pm – 3pm at our Kingston congregation (243 Albany Ave), is designed for those in the Kingston community and beyond who would not otherwise have the opportunity to have a special meal on Christmas.

We plan to serve an anticipated 250 guests a warm meal of turkey/stuffing/cranberry sauce, smoked salmon, rice and beans, multiple side dishes (corn, green beans, roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc.), bread and rolls, desserts (especially pumpkin and apple pies), and beverages. Many local businesses, from Bread Alone to Boices Dairy, from Hanaford’s to Health and Nutrition Center, are providing food donations. Local professional musicians will be entertaining us with upbeat danceable music. We’ll have dozens of children’s gifts (thanks to People’s Place), Santa Claus at the temple, and great door prizes for men and women. Most of all we’ll have abundant helpings of kindness and holiday spirit. Last year’s coverage:

Kingston Times https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2017/12/29/congregation-emanuels-christmas-gift/

Chronogram https://m.chronogram.com/DailyDose/archives/2018/01/09/congregation-emanuel-of-the-hudson-valley-christmas-feast

Daily Freeman http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20171225/kingston-synagogue-hosts-christmas-feast-serves-meals-to-more-than-100-people

Jan
15
Tue
Teen Circles at Family of New Paltz
Jan 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Family of Woodstock’s Adolescent Services Presents:

Teen Circles
Ages 11-17Every 3rd Tuesday @ Family of New Paltz
Starting October 16th at 3:30
51 N. Chestnut St. New Paltz,
share stories, empower each other, eat pizza!
What is a Community Circle?

“Circles” are group activities where all participants come together to engage in authentic dialogue. It encourages community and relationship building by offering participants the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, insights and concerns, and to deeply listen to others without judgment, in a supportive atmosphere.

Questions? dkatz@familyofwoodstockinc.org

Feb
10
Sun
8th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Social
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Save the Date!
Family of Woodstock’s
8th Annual
Chocolate Lovers’ Social

including a silent auction…sumptuous foods
Specialty Chocolate Cocktails at the one hour open bar
Chocolate Fountain flowing the entire event…Decadent Chocolate Desserts
An enormous wine pull…
And most importantly, a chance to make a difference in the life of a young person

Sunday, February 10, 2019
Noon to 3pm
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern
25 Partition Street
Saugerties, NY 12477

Individual tickets are $55
Table of 10 for $500

Tickets can be purchased below
or by contacting Tori at (845) 331-7080 ext.146 or tbarnes@fowinc.org.

Tickets also available online at
http://www.fowinc.org/chocolate2019

Feb
19
Tue
Teen Circles at Family of New Paltz
Feb 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Family of Woodstock’s Adolescent Services Presents:

Teen Circles
Ages 11-17Every 3rd Tuesday @ Family of New Paltz
Starting October 16th at 3:30
51 N. Chestnut St. New Paltz,
share stories, empower each other, eat pizza!
What is a Community Circle?

“Circles” are group activities where all participants come together to engage in authentic dialogue. It encourages community and relationship building by offering participants the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, insights and concerns, and to deeply listen to others without judgment, in a supportive atmosphere.

Questions? dkatz@familyofwoodstockinc.org

Mar
19
Tue
Teen Circles at Family of New Paltz
Mar 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Family of Woodstock’s Adolescent Services Presents:

Teen Circles
Ages 11-17Every 3rd Tuesday @ Family of New Paltz
Starting October 16th at 3:30
51 N. Chestnut St. New Paltz,
share stories, empower each other, eat pizza!
What is a Community Circle?

“Circles” are group activities where all participants come together to engage in authentic dialogue. It encourages community and relationship building by offering participants the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, insights and concerns, and to deeply listen to others without judgment, in a supportive atmosphere.

Questions? dkatz@familyofwoodstockinc.org