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
at weekends FAQs.
Scholarships and Discounts
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: 9-11 February 2018, at Honors Haven, Ellenville NY. Unstructured weekend with special guests Lorraine and Bennett Hammond
Spring: Memorial Day weekend, Friday 25 –
Monday 28 May, 2018 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, NY. Featured staff, workshops, concerts,
camper concerts, jams, sings, dances, etc. Read
one member's comments.
Whether you come to every weekend, come occasionally, or have
never tried it, please take our weekend survey.
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.
2018 Winter Folk Music Weekend
at Honors Haven in Ellenville NY. See flyer for details
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.
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
but you can also come just for the day (or part).
Spring Folk Music Weekend — Memorial Day weekend, Friday May
25 – Monday 28, 2018 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, NY.
Featured staff, workshops, concerts, camper concerts, jams, sings, dances, etc.