Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (May 29-June 5)

Friday 5/30

9:45AM-10:45AM Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for a $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

10:30AM Toddler Tales Storytime. For ages 2-3. Info: or 338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

10:30AM BabyTime Story Time- Fridays at 10:30am- Join us for rhymes, songs, and simple stories for ages 6 - 18 months. Space is limited. Weekly registration is required. Info: 691-2275 x 16. Highland Public Library, 30 Church St, Highland.

12:05PM-1:15PM Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

3:30PM After School Crafts. For ages 8-12. Info: or 338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

4PM Knitting Club “Knit Wits.” Saugerties Public library, Washington Avenue, Saugerties, 246-4317 x 3.

4PM-7PM Gardiner Farmers’ Market.On-going every Friday, 4-7pm, thru October.Offering organically grown seasonal vegetables; Organic kimchi & veg pickle; Organic vegetable, herb & flowering plants; Organicfree range meats & eggs; Organic artisan breads, pastries, puffs & pierogies: Local jams, jellies & candies; Local honey & honey products; & Green Mtn. Energy. Rail Trail, Info: 484-553-4602, Gardiner.

5PM Blues Happy Hour with Big Joe Fitz. Every Friday with no cover charge. Uncle Willy’s Tavern and Kitchen, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

5PM-9PM “Night of the ASKars.” The Art Society of Kingston’s 3rd Annual Gala. Honoring Nicola Sheara, Dinner, silent auction, and musical entertainment. RSVP. Info: 338-0331 or Steel House Restaurant, Kingston.

5:30PM-7:30PM Friday Night Dinners at Germania of Poughkeepsie. Pork Schnitzel. Enjoy authentic, hearty German fare and cold beer! Info: or 471-0609. Germania of Poughkeepsie, 37 Old DeGarmo Rd, Poughkeepsie.

6PM-6:30PM Free Open Meditation. Meets Mon-Fri, 6-6:30pm. No particular tradition or practice. Not a ‘class’. All are welcome. Just a time to join with others to meditate together. Interfaith Awakening (the little yellow house), 9 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

6PM New Paltz Memorial Day Parade and Services. The line of march will start at the school front of the veteran’s memorial. Includes a guest speaker and a salute to deceased veterans, fired by the VFW rifle squad. New Paltz.

6PM Intimate Works on Paper. Featuring a trendy group show of Artists’ Books & Prints, from the shelf to the wall, now on view through June 22. Pre-register for a special Art of Bookbinding workshop on Sunday, June 8th. Details at or 917-412-4134. Intima Gallery, 196 Main St, Saugerties.

7PM-9PM Live Music. Info: 679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 80 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

7PM-10PM Night Train. Jeff Armstrong & John McLynn. Accoustic Blues & Classis Rock. Info: 339-3917 or Roundout Bay, 1000 Rte 213, Kingston.

7PM-9PM Bird Medicine Walkabout and Teaching with Evan Pritchard. An indoor/outdoor experiential workshop exploring Bird Medicine what how to tune in to what they have to teach us as we discuss their native teachingsand lie under the trees to listen to their songs. Info: 679-2100. Mirabai Books, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $20.

7PM Book Reading: Eva Maiden, Decisions in the Dark: A Refugee Girl’s Journey, her memoir about escaping the Nazis in Austria and coming with her family to the United States. Info: 255-8300. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 6 Church St, New Paltz.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Sexmob! Featuring Steven Bernstein, Briggan Krauss, Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen. Info: 236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Live at Kindred Spirits: Acoustic Jazz featuring Frank Luther on bass, John Esposito on piano, Mike DeMicco on guitar, NYC saxophonist Al Guart and local guest artists. No cover or minimum! Kindred Spirits, 334 Rte 32A,Palenville.

7PM “Flowers in the Desert.” A comedy/drama revealing love in many guises, by upstate New York playwright Donna Hoke. Info: 586-1660 or Open Eye Theater, 960 Main St, Margaretville, $18, $15.

7:15PM Film Series: “Hail Caesar”: The Films of Sid Caesar It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). Also starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Edie Adams and Mickey Rooney. Directed by Stanley Kramer. Info:229-7791 x 205.Hyde Park Free Library Annex, Hyde Park.

7:30PM NYCA presents Peter Pan. Info: 679-6900 or Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $21 /adults, $18 /srs & students.

7:30PM The Southlands Collection. Peggy LaBelle & Michael Frazier about the art works and the estates of Foxhollow, Glenburn & Southlands. Refreshments. Info: 876-0246 or or

7:30PM Clybourne Park. Play by Bruce Norris. Directed by Sande Shurin. Not recommended for children. Info: 679-7900. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock, $20, $15 /senior/student.

8PM Chris Smither. Info: 658-9048. Rosendale Café, 434 Main St, Rosendale, $22.

8PM Noises Off. Michael Frayn’s funny revelation of what can happen on the other side of the curtain. Info: 876-3080 or Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, $24, $22.

8PM Fifth Friday Dance Meet Up: Dance Party with The Willa McCarthy Band. There will be a dance lesson at 7:30pm and the band will play from 8-10pm. Info: or 255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mt. Rest Rd, New Paltz.

8PM Good People. David Lindsay-Abaire’s Tony-nominated play. This tale explores the troubles of a single mom struggling to make ends meet, and the fireworks that happen when she confronts a more fortunate old friend. Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $39.

8:30PM May Star Party. View the night sky away from the lights of the cities and towns of our area! Bring your own telescope or view the stars through one brought by their members. RSVP is required at our Lake Taghkanic State Park, Ancram.

8:30PM The Trapps. Full Band. Info: 331-2739. Keegan Ales, 20 St James St, Kingston.

9PM Double Bill: Famed noir rock, sultry downtown diva-fronted, alt band Elysian Fields meets Ben Perowsky’s electro, dance-inflected, jazz-tinged Moodswing Orchestra with the rap powerhouse TK Wonder. Info: 679-8639. The Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

9PM Reality Check. Info: or 229-8277. Hyde Park Brewing Co, 4076 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

9PM Lara Hope and The Ark-Tones. Info: 679-4406 Bearsville Theater, Tinker St, Woodstock, $7.

10PM Feast of Friends, a Musical Tribute to The Doors. Info: 679-7760. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 52 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.



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