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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 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: Scott Ainslie, Carrie & Michael Kline, Russ Chandler. Workshops, concerts, camper concerts, jams, sings, dances, etc. Read one member's comments.
Jamming - click to enlarge
Singing - click to enlarge More singing - click to enlarge
Still more singing - click to enlarge
Themes from a Hat
A great "mixer" that we sometimes use at our weekends.

Whether you come to every weekend, come occasionally, or have never tried it, please take our weekend survey.

Got Kids?
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.

Winter Weekend Prices

Registration:  Download a mail-in registration form on the weekend flyer
                 or:  Register online at (service fee applies)

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 hotel, but you can also come just for the day (or part).

Pictures from 2009 Winter Weekend ... Pictures from 2010 Winter Weekend
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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.

modified 8/8/17 (hw)