Saugerties First Fridays

Yes, Saugerties is one cool place. Saugerties was recently named “A Top 10 Coolest Small Town in America” by Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine. Saugerties is 100 miles north of NYC, nestled between the Hudson River and the Catskills. A blend of arts, culture and nature, discover it for yourself. You will be embraced by the friendly atmosphere, stroll the streets of the historic Village, formed in 1831, known for its many unique shops, gourmet restaurants and antique stores.

You will be amazed by the many attractions Saugerties has to offer, including First Fridays, the Historic Lighthouse on the Hudson, Opus 40 Sculpture Park and Museum (a National Historic Place), HITS Horse Shows, Total Tennis, The Lazy Swan Golf Club, historic Kiersted House from 1727. Summer highlights include a public art event throughout the summer months on the streets of the Village of  Saugerties, Saugerties Artists Studio Tour (Aug), the Esopus Creek Puppet Suite (July), “Crusin’ Around Saugerties” Gala and Auction (Sept), the Garlic Festival (Sept) and the Mum Festival in October. Many of these venues feature art and music.  Discover Saugerties and see why it’s so cool.

Arts & Cultural Venues

Fiber Flame Studio 1776 Route 212 845-679-6132 
Saugerties Ballet Company 10 First St. 
Saugerties Historic Society 119 Main St. 845-246-9529
Opus 40 Sculpture Park & Museum 50 Fite Rd 845-246-3400
Saugerties Performing Arts Factory 169 Ulster Ave. 845-246-7723
Stephen L. Crohn Gallery  91 Washington Ave. 845-246-0858

Art & Music Events

Crusin’ Around Saugerties Preview SPAF, 169 Ulster Ave. May 17
Music At The Saugerties Farmers Market 115 Main St. May-Oct
Crusin’ Around Saugerties Public Art Display Village of Saugerties May-Sept
Heritage Folk Music TBA May-Oct
Saugerties Pro Musica Washington Ave. & Post St. May-Sept 
Sunset Concerts Series Third Fridays, see website for location Jun-Sept
Music by Bob Lusk Dutch Barn Art & Heritage Gallery 119 Main St. June 6
Opening Exhibit at New World Home Cooking June 14
Saugerties Artists Tour Exhibit Dutch Barn Art & Heritage Gallery 119 Main St. July 10
Arm-of-the-Sea Theater The Kiersted House Jul 25
Saugerties Artists Tour Exhibit & Reception Opus 40, 50 Fite Rd. Aug 14-Sept 14
Saugerties  Tour Open Studio Days Town of Saugerties Aug 15-16
Opus 40 Reggae Concert Opus 40, 50 Fite Rd. Aug 8
Opus 40 Robbie Dupree & Friends Opus 40, 50 Fite Rd. Sept 5
Crusin’ Around  Saugerties Gala & Auction SPAF, 169 Ulster Ave. Sept 19
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival Cantine Field Sept 25-27
Heritage Folk Music Hootenanny The Dutch Barn Art & Heritage Gallery Nov 12
Art Esopus Nov 14
Stories For Inquiring Minds Inquiring Mind Bookstore, Partition & Main Sts. Year round 845-246-1212
First Fridays Village of Saugerties Year round


Saugerties Artists Studio Tour
Saugerties Tourism Committee
Saugerties Economic Developement
Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce