Serving the Ulster County Community

MLK National Day of Service

MLK National Day of ServiceMonday January 18th, 2016 and throughout that week…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, January 18, 2016, is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.

MLK Day Celebration of Service 2016

MLK Day Celebration of Service 2016

Please join us Saturday, January 16th, from 2-5 pm for the


A thank you party honoring all volunteers in Ulster County
Celebrating your service to the community and honoring the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Hosted by UlsterCorps

2pm: Blind Mice
2:45pm: Remarks & Raffle Drawing
3pm: members of La Familia
3:45pm Remarks & Raffle Drawing
4pm: New Progressive Church Choir & Dancers

UlsterCorps is sponsoring its 7th Annual MLK Day Celebration of Service, Saturday, January 16th, 2016, 2-5 pm at the Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St (Route 209), Stone Ridge, NY (Monday January 18th snow date). The event honors volunteers like you, our “Guests of Honor”, from non-profit service organizations throughout Ulster County for your hard work and dedication.

The day will celebrate the broad circle of kindness and generosity that knits us together as a community and demonstrates the value of the volunteer spirit across all generations. The event is free and features live music, refreshments and raffles for the volunteers.

Performing at the event will be Blind Mice, members of La Familia, New Progressive Baptist Church Choir and Dancers. Refreshments & raffle prizes from the following generous businesses: Amy Moses Integrative Massage, Aural Gratification Studio, Bear Cafe, Bywater Bistro, Cucina of Woodstock, Deisings Bakery, Fiber Flame, Garden Cafe, Golden Notebook, Jean Turmo Ltd, Lekker, Main Course, Mirabai, Mountain Float Spa, Psychic Rd by Rose, Russo’s Deli, Shindig, Signature Fitness, Sparkle, Stella’s Restaurant, The Alternative Baker, The Bakery of New Paltz, and more! Free raffle tickets for all our Guests of Honor (volunteers from agencies across Ulster County) and two drawings/chances to win – 2:45 & 3:45pm.

We are so grateful for the time and energy you give to our community, and hope you will allow us to publicly thank you at this wonderful community event.


Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training
Saturday January 16th, 2016 10am-2pm
Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church
122 Clinton Ave, Kingston, NY 12401

This 4 hour course is designed to provide you with the necessary training to open, set up, operate, and close a Red Cross shelter during a disaster. In times of disaster, community collaboration is essential and this is a wonderful way to give back to our community. Become part of a team of caring volunteers who will provide a safe and secure environment for affected individuals during natural disasters, which have become more and more frequent as the climate continues to change.

The training is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. A minimum of 8 registrants is required or the training will be cancelled. If you’d like to participate, please contact UlsterCorps at, register here or call 845-481-0331.

Repair Cafe
Saturday January 16th, 2016, 10am-3pm
New Paltz United Methodist Church on Main Street, New Paltz
Repair Cafe Valet and Cafe Volunteers needed!
Two shifts – 9am-12pm and 12-3:30pm
At the Repair Cafe you’ll find tools and materials to help you make the repair you need: on furniture, small appliances & housewares, clothes, crockery, toys and more. You’ll also find “repair coaches” such as electricians, seamstresses, mechanics and all-purpose fix-it pros to get you started and help along the way. More info.

Morton Memorial Library Service Day
Morton Memorial Library, 22 Elm St, Pine Hill, NY 12465
Saturday 1/16 10am-2:30pm
Age: 16-Adult
Morton Memorial Library is located on Elm Street in the hamlet of Pine Hill, within the township of Shandaken, New York. Its collection is housed in an early 20th-Century Georgian Revival building, and is in need of volunteers to help organize its contents in order for its patrons to have the best and most useful experience during their visits.
Help needed: finding missing books in stacks, organizing overcrowded bookshelves, storing books, general organizing and sorting.
Alternate dates for volunteering: Tuesdays noon-6pm, Wednesdays 10am-2pm, Thursdays 2pm-8pm
To volunteer or for more information please contact Tasha at 845.254.4222 or email

Rosendale Food Pantry
Monday January 18th, 2016, 9am-1pm
45 James Street, Rosendale, 399-7997
The Rosendale Food Pantry will be open from 9am-1pm Martin Luther King Jr National Service Day. Stop by to drop off a donation from their wish list or to get more information about volunteering.

Caring Hands Soup Kitchen
Tuesday-Friday January 19th-23rd, 2016, 10am-1pm
Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Avenue, Kingston
The soup kitchen is closed Monday in honor of MLK Day, but volunteers are needed throughout the week and beyond to help serve lunch weekdays. Please arrive at 10am; meals are served at noon and clean-up is completed by 1pm. 331-7188.


2016 MLK FLYERRev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service
“Be Not Afraid”

presented by Ministers’ Alliance of Ulster County and Kingston Area Council of Churches
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Harold Dean Trulear, founder, Healing Communities, USA Featuring Mount Academy Gospel Choir Kingston Community Choir
4:00pm, Sunday, January 17, 2016
Pointe of Praise Family Life Center
243 Hurley Ave., Kingston, NY 12401

Woodstock’s 26th Annual Birthday Tribute to

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
To All the Victims of Mass Incarceration
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock, New York
Featuring: Rev. G. Modele Clarke, New Progressive Baptist Church; Pam Africa, International Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Diane Harrell, Wife of Samuel Harrell; Paula Watson, Wife of Shane Watson; The amazing songstress Journey Blue Heaven with her band The Woodstockers, Experience; Jeremy Wilber, Supervisor Town of Woodstock; Debra Burger, Folk Singer

Sponsors: Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee, Haitian People’s Support Project and Town of Woodstock

For Info: Call 845-679-7320

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