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Contra Dance 2021


Enjoy live music and contra dancing under our outdoor pavilion. Dance starts at 8pm, Come early for dinner at 6pm (vegan, vegetarian, and gf options available)

Come for dinner at 6pm (vegan, vegetarian, and gf options.) Dancing starts at 8pm. Overnight bunk & breakfast options available.

This dance precedes a week-long Music & Dance Camp featuring great food, dancing, jamming, workshops, and instruction. Beginners are welcome!


The Stringrays

Jay & Molly

Susan Kevra

Chet Gray

Saturday Night

6:00pm: Picnic Dinner

Vegan and gluten free selections available, menu below

7:30pm: Beginner’s dance workshop

8:00pm–late: Dancing under the stars with the STRINGRAYS, Jay & Molly (Susan Kevra and Chet Gray)

Sunday Morning 

10am: Farewell Breakfast (for overnight guests – purchase in advance)


Adults (Ages 25+): $15 • Youth (Ages 5-25): $10

Children under 5 free!


Adults (Ages 25+): $15  Youth (Ages 5-25): $10

Children under 5 free!

Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Advance sales end at midnight the night before the dance. Dance and Dinner Tickets are available at the Door.

We make every effort to include a range of allergen-free dishes and to inform diners of meal ingredients. 

The Ashokan Center is licensed to serve beer and wine in Esopus Lodge (the main building). By law, guests are prohibited from bringing their own alcoholic beverages into this licensed building.


prepared by Chef Bill Warnes and his staff, subject to change

BBQ chicken or BBQ tofu and vegetable kabobs

Roasted potato wedges

Coleslaw (no mayonnaise)

Corn on the cob (butter on the side)

Green salad with a choice of balsamic or Italian dressing

Dinner rolls


Lemonade, iced tea, and coffee

To enjoy the full Ashokan experience, choose bunk and breakfast when buying your tickets. Advance registration required for all overnight packages.


LONGHOUSE BUNKS: Rooms hold up to 24 people and are designated women, men, or mixed gender. Place your belongings on a top or bottom bunk after you check in to claim it. Pillows are available, please bring your own blankets, sheets, pillowcases, and towels. There are a small number of light blankets for those bunkhouse residents who are unable to bring one of their own. If you will need us to provide one, please let us know well in advance.

Refunds are available up to 7 days before event.

IF LODGING ON SITE: Sleeping bag or blanket and linens, towel, soap, flashlight, earplugs (for light sleepers). There are light quilts in each private room and a small number of light blankets for those bunkhouse residents who are unable to bring one of their own. If you will need us to provide one, please let us know well in advance and we’ll do our best. 

CLOTHING: Prepare for both wet and dry weather.

Please, no pets or drop-in guests.

Music & Dance (845) 246-2121 Wed & Thurs noon-8pm
Ashokan Center (845) 657-8333 standard business hours

Cell phone reception is available but spotty. Calls may be dropped but texts are reliably received.

High speed Wi-Fi is available in all buildings.

Physical Address:
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge, NY 12461

Take NY State Thruway (1-87) to Kingston exit #19.
From traffic circle take Route 28 West (toward Pine Hill).
In 12 miles (shortly after Mobil & Citgo) turn left onto Reservoir Rd.
Cross the Ashokan Reservoir, turn left at the Tee.
Head down the hill, pass the first left (Rt 28A East) and merge onto 28A West.
Take next left onto Beaverkill Rd.
Follow Beaverkill for about one mile, then turn right into the Ashokan Center driveway and follow the signs.

AIRPORT  Albany, NY (ALB) is the closest major airport (about 1.5 hours away). Public transportation is available from the airport to the Kingston bus station, where you can take a taxi to Ashokan. Or contact us at least one month before your program begins for a list of people driving from the Albany area who may be able to give you a ride.

BUS  Trailways (800)858-8555 runs buses from Port Authority terminal in Manhattan to Kingston, NY (2 hours).

< Join the Ashokan Northern Week FaceBook Group to connect with people who plan to attend and share photos and memories afterwards!

< Love to dance? Check out the Mid-Hudson Dance Calendar.

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