Looking for our past events? See below!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 @ Senate Garage, 6-9 p.m.

 

Women Who Roar for the Y, presented by YWCA Ulster County

Through a new twist on our famous “Tribute to Women,” Women Who Roar for the Y celebrates selfless service and contribution. Join us at the Senate Garage as we toast the women whose commitment to service and super-human strength motivates our efforts in launching a successful Century Strong Campaign for the YWCA Ulster County.

Join us for live entertainment from Grammy Nominated Artist Tracy Bonham, The Rock Academy, Kitani, Marlene Merritt, and more. Hors d’oeuvres & signature cocktails by Mary Giuliani Catering & Events will be served, along with the chance to take home items such as wellness packages, tickets to live shows, classes, and more from our silent auction.

We’re honoring women who are committed to their steadfast advocacy for our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women in Ulster County and beyond:

  • Isis Benitez
  • Elena Brower
  • Jess Davis
  • Senator Michelle Hinchey
  • Ann Lewis
  • Lindsey Wolkowicz
  • Women of Radio Kingston
  • Women of YWCA Ulster County, Board of Directors – Andi Aldin, Tamika Dunkley,  Mary Ann Hildebrandt

The YWCA thanks our generous production sponsors: Co-Work Kingston, Honorland Development Partners, Hudsy TV, MGCE, Planned Parenthood of Greater NY, Radio Kingston, Rondout Savings Bank, and Senate Garage.

 

Save the date, tickets on sale NOW!


June Roundup @ 4075 Route 28A, West Shokan, NY, 12494

 

Change for Change – This June, round up your purchase to the nearest dollar with 100% of proceeds benefitting YWCA Ulster County.

Marty’s Mercantile: www.martysmercantile.com

 

Marty’s Mercantile is a cafe, market, and beer garden offering fast, casual breakfast, lunch, craft beer, and wine as well as specialty goods crafted by New York artists and culinary artisans.
Previously Skin Davis’ old country store, “Marty’s Mercantile” revitalized “the store” to ensure it continues to be a linchpin for the town of Olive and a destination for surrounding communities.
Marty’s Mercantile “strives to create a comfortable place where affordable, fresh breakfast and lunch, free wifi as well as locally-sourced food and goods are available to all.”

Friday, June 24th, 2022 @ YWCA Ulster County, 6-9 p.m.

 

Please join us for our second annual Jamboree at YWCA Ulster County for food, fun raffles, and The Rock Academy!

Sponsored by the Magic Circle School, YWCA, and Century Strong Initiative.

Friday, June 24th, 6-9 p.m.

209 Clinton Ave. Kingston, NY 12401

Food will be available for purchase from Lekker Food Truck.

 


Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 @ YWCA Ulster County, 6-7 p.m.

 

Abortion Justice Community Gathering, presented by Planned Parenthood and YWCA Ulster County

 

Join Planned Parenthood of Greater NY Action Fund and YWCA Ulster County for a community care hour in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the national threat to abortion access.

All are welcome to share thoughts, stories, artwork, and more.

Free snacks and water will be available.

 

Please contact region2@ppgreaterny.org with any questions.


Money Mindfulness Chats – May 12th, June 2nd, and June 16th, 2022 @ YWCA Ulster County, 6-7:30 p.m.

 

The YWCA Ulster County is launching a FREE series of Money Mindfulness Chats: Creating a Holistic Approach to your Wealth & Wellbeing facilitated by Susan Diamond, CEO Herfinance Club.

 

Join us for a great evening of networking and sharing stories about our relationships and interactions with money. Become a YWCA member and gain access to future events to capitalize on a fresh start and prepare to thrive financially. Wine and cheese will be served!

In addition, the first five registrants will receive a free copy of the book “THE MONEY BELIEF FORMULA: MINDSET + BEHAVIOR = FINANCIAL SUCCESS. TRANSFORM YOUR HABITS AND WIN WITH WEALTH.”

 

  • May 12th Money Past – Learn About Your Relationship with Money
  • June 2nd Money Present – Reconnecting with Money
  • June 16th Money Future – Gender of Money

6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Networking
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Money Mindfulness

 

Susan Diamond, MSW, is a Certified Financial Social Worker, aka Money Coach, Podcast Host, Author, and Founder of The Herfinance Club. She is on a mission to inspire ONE MILLION women to start the money conversation and move past the taboos and hang-ups about talking about money and finances. She began her career in finance not as an economist or a financial planner but as a social worker interested in people’s attitudes and emotional reactions to money.

She loves helping women break through the money blocks that are holding them back from realizing their full financial potential and reprogramming their mindset to win with wealth.

 

Here’s how our chats can help you:

  • Give you clarity about the way you affect money, which is just as important as
    how money affects you
  • Reconnect with your money
  • Tips for you to create positive change
  • Increase your (financial) self-awareness
  • Unveil the critical things you can do and incorporate into your life right now to
    strengthen your relationship with money

 

TICKETS:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/money-mindfulness-chats-tickets-330068823737 – May 12

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/money-mindfulness-chats-tickets-330096977947 – June 2

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/money-mindfulness-chats-tickets-330110398087 – June 16

 

Questions? Please contact Susan Diamond at susan@herfinanceclub.com. To learn more, go to www.herfinanceclub.com/about


April 2nd – June 18th, 2022 @ Starr Cinema, Orpheum Theatre, times vary

 

YWCA Ulster County and Upstate Films Present “Family Films ‘Round the World”

An upstate film pay-what-you-will series for the whole family. Celebrate International cultures with six wondrous family films, each honoring a different place around the globe. Screenings will include special programming in celebration of the country featured in the films. 

 

Films include:

  • Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Whale Rider
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • Kirikou and the Sorceress
  • Secret of Kells
  • Babe

Visit upstatefilms.org for additional event information including ticket sales, also available at the box office.

Starr Cinema: 6415 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck

Orpheum Theatre: 156 Main St, Saugerties


Chronogrammies voting is LIVE!

YWCA Ulster County has been nominated in the Top 5 Chronogrammies Childcare Category!

The Hudson Valley’s most outstanding establishments, organizations, and people within the community are honored by Chronogram. Voting is LIVE NOW, ends May 15th, and you can vote once a day. It’s your turn to rock the vote! See more information here.


CHRONOGRAMMIES – YWCA Ulster County Magic Circle School Nomination

 

YWCA Ulster County has been nominated in the Top 5 Chronogrammies Childcare Category!

Prepare for lift-off! The Hudson Valley’s most outstanding establishments, organizations, and people within the community are honored by Chronogram. Voting starts April 1st at 12:01 a.m. Eastern, ends May 15th, where you can vote once a day. It’s your turn to rock the vote!

 

The Rules:

  • You can vote once a day for each category.
  • One ballot per person.
  • Nominate/vote in as many or as few categories as you would like.
  • You MUST submit your name and email address with entry to validate your ballot.
  • Winners are determined by combining the number of nominations AND votes.

VOTE HERE

Stay up to date on our nomination through our Instagram and Facebook accounts.


Friday, April 29th, 2022 @ YWCA Ulster County, 4:30 – 5 p.m.

 

Please join us in our Stand Against Racism Initiative at the YWCA Ulster County on Friday, April 29th, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Isis Benitez, Planned Parenthood of Greater NY Community Health Promoter, Erica Brown, Radio Kingston Community Engagement Coordinator, Naimah Muhammad, LMSW-LP and Kingston Alderwoman 5th Ward, and Frank Waters, My Kingston Kids Executive Director, will each speak on the importance of anti-racist work within their fields. All in attendance will then create a giant circle around the YWCA, literally Standing Against Racism. Water and light snacks will be provided. This is a free outdoor event. All are welcome!

The YWCA invites YWCA Local Associations, allied groups, and individuals to focus their events and organize on the myriad of racial justice issues that impact the quality of life for communities of color. We Can’t Wait: Equity and Justice Now!

Led by the Stand Against Racism Challenge, our theme offers anyone the chance to participate in and help foster a virtual community of growth and learning around social, systemic, and institutional racial inequity.

209 Clinton Avenue, Kingston, NY, 12401

For more information, please contact Miranda Baker at (845) 338-6844, ext. 109


Friday, April 29th, 2022 via Zoom, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

 

Integrated Ulster is a partnership of organizations of all types to create a system of care that is welcoming and effective in addressing the complex needs of all people in Ulster County. Join us for an informational and fun morning focused on our guiding principles!

All people deserve the promise, hope, and help to achieve productive and meaningful lives that fulfill their vision of wellness.

 

 

Agenda:

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WELCOMING – Trish Tuber, Access: Supports for Living
  • COMPASSION BREAK – Tamara Cooper, Family of Woodstock
  • PERSON-CENTERED APPROACH – Josh Gran, People USA
  • CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS – Amin Lilley, Astor Services for Children & Families
  • TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE – Zoë Mahan, Institute for Family Health
  • GROUNDING PRACTICE – Tara Sanders, YWCA Ulster County

RSVP by clicking HERE!
Please include your name, title & agency
Questions? dmh@co.ulster.ny.us

 


Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 @ The Center for Creative Education (CCE), 6 – 8 p.m.

 

Integrated Ulster Presents Community Conversations for black, brown, indigenous, and people of color.

We want to provide healthy and positive spaces to listen to the community to hear about your needs and concerns regarding accessing help in Ulster County!

 

  • What are some of the most pressing concerns/stressors facing you, the people you love, and your community right now?
  • Who do you go to when you need support?

 

 

For more information, please contact Katrina Williams, Ulster County Department of Mental Health: kawi@co.ulster.ny.us, (845) 340-4143

16 Cedar Street, Kingston, NY 12401

 


Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 @ YWCA Ulster County, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Hickory BBQ Bash

BBQ Bash – Help Us Upgrade Our Playground

choice of:  1/2 BBQ Chicken $15 or St. Louis Style Ribs $18

and 2 sides:

roasted red potato salad

Ma’s Hickory slaw

BBQ baked beans

all dinners include cornbread and butter

Place your orders by Friday, April 15th

pick up between 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

 

Events Include:

Hickory BBQ Dinner: pick up between 2-5 p.m.

Petting Zoo: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Yard/Craft/Vendor Sale: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bake Sale and Raffles

Yard Sale

Space is available for families wanting to do a fall cleanout. Vendors and Craft Tables are also welcome.

Just the space $20

Space and a table $25

Reserve your space by April 1st

To reserve a space or for more details please contact Miranda Baker:  mwalker@ywcaulstercounty.org, (845) 338-6844, ext. 109


Saturday, March 19th, 2022 @ 209 Clinton Avenue 1-4 p.m.

 

 SpringWell!

Come join the YWCA, Holistic Health Community, supporting partners, and a renowned line-up of healers, teachers, and wellness experts for our free community wellness event at YWCA Ulster County on Saturday, March 19th, 2022 from 1-4 p.m. 

The YWCA and The Holistic Health Community are striving to enhance the quality of an individual’s life. We are collaborating to bring you Springwell!, a day of holistic wellness. We are offering free group wellness classes and free private holistic healthcare sessions to the public. All are welcome.

SpringWell! is a proud part of Women’s History Month Kingston 2022! Learn more at WHMK.org.

Please visit www.ywcakingston.simplybook.me to register for wellness sessions, and class information.

Healthy food will be available for purchase. 

Live Well Kingston will be providing free bottled water. 

The Institute for Family Health will provide assistance for accessing health care services, giveaways, N95 masks, and blood pressure screenings. 


Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 via Zoom, 1-5 p.m.

 

Building Resilience: Conference for Women in Business

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting this free virtual event.

Take part in three unique presentations, including interactive Q&A session:

  • Health and WellnessFinding Balance, featuring the presentation “Promoting Mindful Wellbeing”  and two panels: “Build Resilience & Grow your Business,” and “Self-care for the Business Owner”
  • Business EssentialsFoundation, featuring presentations “Branding Done Right” and “Friend or Foe? The True Nature of Numbers Revealed,” with one panel: “Long-term Strategies for Financial Health”
  • Business SuccessPlanning Ahead, featuring presentations “Why Me? Create a Culture of Leadership” and “Create Financial Independence” with one panel: “Long-term Strategies for Financial Health”

 

“We feel women in business need a lot of support right now, and that’s how this conference came to mind. It’s been a difficult two years, and female entrepreneurs need all the help they can get,” commented Myriam Bouchard, Certified Business Advisor for the Mid-Hudson SBDC and organizer of this event.

 

Join:

  • Sonya Smith – State Director of the New York Small Business Development Center
  • Dr. Mindy S. Kole – Chair of the Business Department at SUNY Ulster
  • Sylvia Rivera – Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Michelle Hinchey – New York State Senator, Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business committee member

Recordings of each session will be available to attendees for viewing up to one month after the event. Closed captioning is available.

Required pre-registration @ www.hopin.com/events/building-resilience-conference

For more info, please contact SBDC@sunyulster.edu or (845) 801-9150


Monday, February 28th, 2022 via Zoom, 6-8 p.m.

 

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Community Conversations for Black, Brown, Indigenous People of Color, presented by Ulster County Providers

We strive to provide healthy and positive spaces for the BBIPOC community. Your essential feedback on needs and concerns regarding accessing Systems of Care in Ulster County is important to us!

 

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  • What are some urgent concerns/stressors facing you, the people you love, and your community right now?
  • Who do you go to when you need support?

Meeting ID: 827 0461 7698, Passcode: 875422

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

 

For more information, please contact Katrina Williams: kawi@co.ulster.ny.us or Leilani Yizar-Reid: lyizar@nyproblemgambling.org


 

September 15, 2021-December 15, 2021

Flyer For Eracism

The Write Stuff: Essay for Erascism

Calling all writers ages 12-19! Please submit up to 500 words about your vision for eliminating racism. If there is one thing you would do to end racism, what would it be? Do you have an idea for a series of actions we should take towards this goal? Share your ideas, get published, be heard, and win a $100 Amazon Gift card.

Please submit essays to thewritestuff@ywcaulstercounty.org with the Subject line: Eracism. We are asking for a $30 entry fee to provide scholarships for middle, secondary, and high schoolers who wish to pursue writing programs or post secondary courses of study. Can’t afford the fee? Let us know, and we’ll connect you with a sponsor.
Got Questions or need some encouragement? Call Athena @ 203.228.2665

Friday, October 8th

Street Heroines, an O+ Festival Screening @ 7:30 PM

Join us at 209 Clinton Avenue for an outdoor screening of Street Heroines, a film featuring Ann Lewis, the creator of our new mural, “They Leave Us No Choice” at the YWCA. Directed by Alexandra Henry, “Street Heroines is a documentary that celebrates female street artists who are transforming the urban environment in colorful ways.” See Street Heroines Here