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Weekends

Our weekends are a great opportunity to sing, jam, learn, hang out, and generally enjoy good music in good company in great surroundings. You do not have to be a performer to enjoy the weekend — anyone who is interested in hearing folk music of all kinds will have a great time. General FAQs. Children at weekends FAQs.

Note: Scholarships are available to help with costs at all our weekends. Download the Scholarship Information and Application (MS Word format) to apply. And if you have not attended any of the last three weekends, you are entitled to a $100 discount. Just note it on your registration form.

We hold three weekends a year:

  • Winter: Friday February 10 – Sunday February 12, 2017 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, NY.
  • Spring: Memorial Day weekend, Friday May 26 – Monday 29 , 2017 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, NY. Featured staff, workshops, concerts, camper concerts, jams, sings, dances, etc. Read one member's comments.
  • Fall: Friday October 27 – Sunday 29 2017 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, NY. Featured staff, workshops, concerts, camper concerts, jams, sings, dances, etc.....
General Weekend Frequently Asked Questions
Jamming - click to enlarge
Singing - click to enlarge More singing - click to enlarge
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Themes from a Hat
A great "mixer" that we sometimes use at our weekends.

Whether you come to every weekend, come occasionally, or have never tried it, please take our weekend survey.

Got Kids?
Spring and Fall we often offer kids' programs, such as a “petting zoo” where they can actually handle different instruments (fun for adults too!) and more. So bring the kids, grand-kids, etc., and encourage families you know to join us. See also the Children's FAQs.

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2017 Winter Folk Music Weekend

Friday February 10 to Sunday, February 12, 2017
at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, 400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson, NY. (15 miles west of New Paltz, NY) map.

This weekend is less formal than our Spring and Fall weekends, which have planned workshops, concerts, etc. It is a weekend filled with informal music and dancing, jamming and singing all over the place, where the only scheduled "events" are mealtimes.

Lorraine and Bennett Hammond Our special guests this weekend are Lorraine and Bennett Hammond.

Comments from a participant:  “One of my favorite memories is of the weekend where we were snowed in—but who cared. We were comfortable, fed well—there were Scrabble players and our traditional jigsaw puzzles and, best of all, music all around. I love the relaxed atmosphere of this weekend and look forward to it every year.” Eileen Pentel

Download another member's comments (pdf) (It's from years ago at a different location but it still describes the spirit of the weekend!)
The best experience is to come for the whole weekend and stay at the hotel, but you can also come just for the day (or part).

Pictures from 2009 Winter Weekend ... Pictures from 2010 Winter Weekend
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Spring Weekend — Memorial Day weekend, Friday May 26 – Monday 29, 2017 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, NY. Featured staff, workshops, concerts, camper concerts, jams, sings, dances, etc. Staff includes Dave Para and Cathy Barton, Harry Bolick, Susan Trump, and Alan Friend.

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Fall Weekend - Friday October 27 – Sunday 29 2017 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, NY. Featured staff, workshops, concerts, camper concerts, jams, sings, dances, etc.....


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