Spotlight On…

  • Sullivan County Homebuyer Seminar, October 9
    Looking to purchase home in Sullivan County? The Sullivan County Land Bank (SCLB) and RUPCO can provide Opportunities and Resources that can help!! FREE Homebuyer Seminar in Sullivan »
  • Credit 101 Workshop, September 24
    RUPCO presents a series of FREE Credit 101 Workshops September 24, 2019 5:30-7:00 pm The Kirkland Building 2 Main Street Kingston, NY 12401 This workshop will provide valuable information »
  • Sullivan County Homebuyer Seminar, August 27
    Looking to purchase a home in Sullivan County? The Sullivan County Land Bank (SCLB) and RUPCO can provide Opportunities and Resources that can help!! Guest speakers: Dickie Baxter »
  • First-time Homebuyer Informational Session , August 21
    Ready to buy your first home, but don’t know where to start? This in-person, hour-long First-time Homebuyer Informational Session outlines the RUPCO HomeOwnership Center’s Homebuyer Program and »
  • Credit 101 Workshop, August 7
    RUPCO presents a series of FREE Credit 101 Workshops August 7, 2019 5:30-7:00 pm The Kirkland Building 2 Main Street Kingston, NY 12401 This workshop will provide valuable information on »
  • Sullivan County Homebuyer Seminar, July 23
    Looking to purchase  home in Sullivan County? The Sullivan County Land Bank (SCLB) and RUPCO can provide Opportunities and Resources that can help!! Call 845-331-9860 or email »
  • First-time Homebuyer Informational Session, July 17
    Ready to buy your first home, but don’t know where to start? This in-person, hour-long First-time Homebuyer Informational Session outlines the RUPCO HomeOwnership Center’s Homebuyer Program and »
  • One Step Behind
      Although I’ve never been homeless, it feels like I don’t have a home. All my life, I’ve struggled to find and accept one. To me, a home is a place where you feel content and secure. I’m so »
  • RUPCO Welcomes Kelsey Vargas to Program Services
    Kelsey Vargas, L.M.S.W of Port Ewen joins the RUPCO staff as Program Services Supervisor and leads a staff of four who conduct direct case management at RUPCO via six offerings. Vargas, who joined »

CALENDAR

Sep
18
Wed
First-time Homebuyer Informational Session
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ready to buy your first home, but don’t know where to start? This in-person, hour-long First-time Homebuyer Informational Session outlines the RUPCO HomeOwnership Center’s Homebuyer Program and the path to homeownership.
Call 845-331-9860 or email dfnostrand@rupco.org to register today! Walk-ins welcome!
The Kirkland, 2 Main Street, Kingston NY 12401

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Sep
21
Sat
Lace Mill Art Galleries Open to the Public: Saturday & Sunday noon-4p
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
KINGSTON ART WALK’S – Zelda’s Happening to Benefit Citizen Action! NY @ The Lace Mill Workroom
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art Walk’s Zelda’s Happening interactive black-light body-painting percussive dance party is a multi-sensory event in a magical, glowing, environment fashioned from up-cycled materials. The public is invited to join musicians, artists, dancers and photographers for a vibrant celebration of our creativity and resilience – interact, paint or get painted with fluorescent body-paint, or just soak in the great vibes!

Zelda’s Happening

The Lace Mill ‘Workroom’ space will be designed by local artists, Sativa Haskell, who builds glowing plantlike forms from up-cycled materials and Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) who creates other-worldly, glowing ‘Alien Shaman’ self-portrait and nude photographs hand painted with fluorescents. Andrew Kaminski, whose works on canvas are spiritual and energetic, will also display a new piece in florescent paint created especially for the event. Together the artists will design a dynamic, luminous, environment, where the public will be part of the installation. Attendees are invited to Celebrate Art by BECOMING Art and to bring food and drinks to share.

Guest drummer/percussionist Bobby Sabella will lead the drum circle.  Bobby is a studio/live performer who has been on the scene for 35 years working with the likes of John Patitucci, (Chick Corea), Bob Mayo (Peter Frampton),Tony Purrone (The Heath Brothers), Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi) Andy Snitzer (The Rolling Stones), and Chip Taylor (Wild Thing, Angel of the Morning).  

Other body-painters confirmed by press time include Tania Trowbridge, who is fascinated with the beauty in nature, photography, and the dynamics of the human form and is a professional Tattoo Artist/owner of Metamorphosis Tattoo in Kingston.

ARTIST BIOS

Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller)

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/ArtistSoulSpeaks/

Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) is a multifaceted artist/producer who lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe. As a feminist Jew who studies shamanism, she is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition as she explores the themes of connection to the Earth, spirituality, sexuality and gender. She sculpts, draws, writes, performs, photographs, and is an ecstatic dancer/percussionist/healer. Currently Zelda is developing Que Será, Será, under an Individual Artist Commission from Arts Mid-Hudson. This multi-media one-person show chronicles the joys and challenges of navigating non-binary Queerness from a childhood in the 1950s to adulthood. Que Será, Será will premier at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center in Kingston in December. Zelda co-founded The Fine Line Actors Theatre in Washington DC and performed at such venues as Source, GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Kennedy Center in DC, in NYC at WOW Café Theatre and Dixon Place, at the Lace Mill and with the TMI Project in Kingston. She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Zelda currently resides at the Lace Mill artist residence in Kingston NY with her Great Dane “Z”.

Sativa Haskell

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/sativashenna/

Andrew Kaminski

WEBSITE: https://www.andrewkaminskiart.com

ABOUT ZELDA’S HAPPENINGS

Zelda’s Happenings are interactive black-light body-painting experiences taking place in Upstate NY locations. These multi-sensory interactive events attract a diverse group of artists, designers, dancers and photographers. Happenings often include musicians and other performing artists. During Zelda’s Happenings, participants dance, interact, get painted with fluorescent body-paint, or just soak in the great vibes. Expect the unexpected and get inspired!

The UpState Artist Clothing Collection (UACC)

Zelda’s Happenings are the stepping-stone to the UpState Artist Clothing Collection. UACC is a new, original vibrant line of wearable art created by participating artists at Zelda’s Happenings. This unique wearable art will be available for purchase at The Happenings, local shops, galleries and festivals, promoting artists of the region.

About Citizen Action! NY

Website: https://citizenactionny.org

Citizen Action of New York is a grassroots membership organization taking on big issues that are at the center of transforming society by:

  • Ensuring our children have a quality public education no matter their zip code
  • Ending our current system of mass incarceration and establishing a new system of justice
  • Ensuring quality affordable housing for all
  • Fighting for guaranteed quality, affordable health care
  • Taking big money out of politics by creating a fair elections system
  • Aiming to dismantle the historic racist system by promoting racial justice
  • Striving for a more progressive tax system to begin to end the runaway inequality in our state

We look for opportunities to accomplish big changes – not small, incremental reforms. We work to elect progressive candidates to office who are committed to these issues. Our power comes from the grassroots: people coming together to push the edge of the possible. Every new member helps bring New York and America closer to a society that works for all of us!

Location: The Lace Mill “Workroom”

This event is 21+ ONLY 

Admission: $10-$25 cash donation requested at the door to benefit Citizen Action! NY; Potluck, No Dogs Allowed

Photo credit clearlotusphotography.com, Artist Andrew Kaminski, Model Rev. Goddess Charmaine

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Sep
22
Sun
Lace Mill Art Galleries Open to the Public: Saturday & Sunday noon-4p
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sep
23
Mon
First-time Homebuyer Education – Class 2
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Kirkland, 2 Main Street, Kingston NY 12401
This second of two class meetings includes a segment on legal issues around home purchasing and ownership, realtor relationships, Home Energy assessments for your home and funding available through NYSERDA to implement energy efficiency upgrades, and The Big Day: preparing for closing.
This three-hour session places you on the path to homeownership and is required if you are seeking grant assistance through RUPCO and certain banks.
Cost is $99 for the two-part series.
These classes are sponsored in part by RUPCO, NeighborWorks America and local banks.
Food and refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Daniela (845) 331-9860 ext. 220 or sign up online at https://rupco.force.com/rupcocft/NWSHOP__TrainingCenterCPS

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Sep
24
Tue
Credit 101 Workshop
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Credit 101 Workshop sponsored by RUPCO & Citizens Bank

Tuesday September 24, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 pm

The Kirkland
2 Main Street
Kingston NY 12401

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Oct
5
Sat
First Saturday at The Lace Mill: all galleries
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lace Mill Arts presents First Saturdays Artists’ Receptions @ Tara's office
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
6
Sun
Lace Mill Art Galleries Open to the Public: Saturday & Sunday noon-4p
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oct
10
Thu
Healthcare is a Human Right Alternative Wellness Clinic
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Healthcare is a Human Right provides free/low-cost alternative modalities from A to Z at its Kingston Clinic held at The Lace Mill, 165 Cornell Street, second Thursdays monthly from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. On-street parking along South Manor Avenue and Prospect Street. Walk-ins are welcome. For appointments or further information, contact Reenie Gordon at 845-481-3186.

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Sullivan County Homebuyer Seminar, October 9
Looking to purchase home in Sullivan County? The Sullivan County Land Bank (SCLB) and RUPCO can provide Opportunities and Resources that can help!! FREE Homebuyer Seminar in Sullivan »
Credit 101 Workshop, September 24
RUPCO presents a series of FREE Credit 101 Workshops September 24, 2019 5:30-7:00 pm The Kirkland Building 2 Main Street Kingston, NY 12401 This workshop will provide valuable information »

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The Color of Law Panel Discussion

RUPCO hosted The Color of Law author Richard Rothstein and a panel discussion to peel back housing inequity, poverty, and segregation.

The Color of Law Author Richard Rothstein

First Name Jogger,
Last Name John
Jogger John, Woodstock Commons resident, vulnerable elder now benefits from supportive senior housing
Supportive housing is the solution for Jogger John, Woodstock Commons resident. View his life’s journey in this short-form documentary by Kayleigh Griffith and Claudia Canales.

Safe & Sound in Fallsburg
With the help of NeighborWorks America, RUPCO put its $128,500 to work. Watch this inspirational story.

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Diana & Bobby H.

Counting Blessings: MS patient, Housing Stability & Healthier Outlook

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Steve S.

RUPCO’s HOPWA program has given Steve S. a place to call home. Read Steve’s inspirational story.

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Avigayil Landsman

RUPCO has allowed Avigayil to live comfortably, without compromise. Read Avigayil’s inspirational story.

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Gabriel Delgado

RUPCO has opened many doors for Gabriel.  Read Gabriel’s inspirational story.

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Theresa Handleman

Step by Step, RUPCO’s FSS program helps people build lives. Read Theresa’s inspirational story.

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