FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS OF NEW YORK STATE, INC.
Fall Conference September 17-19, Best Western Hotel, Kingston, NY
Federated Garden Clubs of New York State
67th Fall Conference & Meeting
September 17-19, 2017
Best Western Plus
Full-time attendee $145
Includes all fees, meals & programs
Register by August 28.
FGCNY double room rate: $99/night.
See fgcnys.com/fallconference for tri-fold
On your way to the Fall Conference, you’ll be greeted by the majestic Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River. Breathe fresh country air and enjoy the leaves as they begin to turn. Stop at Olana in Hudson or the Thomas Cole House on your way to or from the conference.
Upon arrival at the Best Western Plus in Kingston… you’ll be able to relax with fellow garden club members in the full service lounge and dining room. Enjoy some fireside chats in the lounge. Wi-Fi and Concierge services are available. The recently renovated venue is ready to receive us in style.
The Courtyard boasts a saltwater pool… there is an exercise room and comfy seating area. You can shop ‘til you drop … vendors will abound.
Upon arrival on Sunday.. You can arrange to take a self-guided tour of Kingston’s historic Stockade District… begin your shopping spree early… that evening there will be an informal dinner with Lynne Arnold presenting: “The Blue Karner Butterflies and the Blue Lupines in the Albany Pine Bush”.
Monday, you’ll be busy with registration, vendor shopping, enjoy a presentation on Reconciliation Ecology by Barbara Campbell before. Following lunch will be the Judges’ Council program open to all attendees. The day ends with dinner and the evening program: “The History of Wine Making in the Hudson Valley”. Of course there is a cash bar before each meal if you wish to socialize.
View of Kingston, NY’s first capitol. Olana, the home of Fredrick Edwin Church, boasts lovely gardens. F.E. Church was one of the leaders of the Hudson River School. His home overlooks the Hudson River.