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
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:
February 2018, at Honors Haven, Ellenville NY.
Unstructured weekend with special guests Lorraine and
Memorial Day weekend, Friday 25 – Monday 28 May, 2018 at
the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, NY.
Featured staff: Scott Ainslie, Carrie & Michael Kline, Russ Chandler. Workshops, concerts, camper concerts,
jams, sings, dances, etc. Read
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
2018 Winter Folk Music Weekend
at Honors Haven in Ellenville NY. See flyer
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
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).
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,