Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (June 4-13)

Saturday 6/6

Mid Hudson ADK: National Trail Day. Trail maintenance will be done on Long Path, AT - Coordinator Tom Amisson. Info:

16th Annual BachFest Weekend (6/6 -6/7). The festival includes two Young Performers’ concerts (“North” in New Paltz, and “South” in Cornwall). Saturday evening “Main Event” in Poughkeepsie. Sunday afternoon chamber concert in Cornwall. Info:

Radio Woodstock 11th Annual Mountain Jam Fest (6/4 -6/7). 4-day festival at Hunter Mountain, packed with well known performers. Info: 518-628-4423 or Hunter Mountain, Rt23A, Hunter.

8AM Watershed Bird Walk. Dr. Kenneth Schmidt, an avian bird ecologist, will provide insight into resident and migratory birds and the science of soundscapes. Info: or 845-677-7600×121. Carey Institute, Millbrook, free.

8AM Waterman Bird Club Field Trip: Deep Hollow. Call Barbara @ 845-297-6701 for time and meeting place on Deep Hollow Rd. Info: Deep Hollow Rd, Amenia.

8AM-4PM HITS-on-the-Hudson II. Info: 845-246-8833;—2. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties, free.

8AM John Burroughs Natural History Society: Bartholomew’s Cobble. Trip leader Maeve Maurer ([email protected]) Pack a lunch and wear sturdy, comfortable shoes for hiking. There is a $5 admission to the property. Info: Informal park and ride, Rt. 32, New Paltz.

9AM-10:30AM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Saturday, 9-10:30am. Everyone welcome. Info: 845-679-8800. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rte 212, Woodstock.

9AM-2PM Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. Info: 845-229-9336. 4390 Rte. 9, Hyde Park.

9AM Annual Master Gardener Program Great Plant Swap and Sale. Plants to swap can be dropped off Sat.between 9am and 10am. Swappers return at 11am to swap vouchers for plants! At 11:30am the swap will open to the public. Info: or845-340-3990. Forsyth Park Pavilion, 157 Lucas Ave, Kingston.

9AM Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9-10:30am. All welcome. No charge. 246-3285. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte 9W, Saugerties.

9AM-1PM Millbrook Farmers Market. Info:845-592-2945. Front St & Franklin Ave, Millbrook.

9AM Saugerties Lions Golf Tournament. Includes greens fees, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, hors d’ oeuvres, refreshments on the course and prizes.. Info: 845-217-5150. Rip Van Winkle Golf Club, Palenville, $90.

9AM-2PM Kingston Farmers’ Market. Featuring music by Catskill Mountain Music Together & n Valley Bluegrass Boy. Over 30 vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, organic and natural meats, a wide assortment of cheeses, wine, breads and other baked goods, honey & fresh-cut flowers. Live music.Rain or shine. Info: 347-721-7386. between Main & John Streets, Kingston.

9AM-1PM Millerton Farmers’ Market. Info: 518-789-4259. Main St (at Railroad Plaza), Millerton.

9AM Mid Hudson ADK: Kayak Skills Session. All Levels. Leader: Don Urmston: [email protected] or 845-549-4671 (before 9pm). Basic strokes, rescues & safety. Participants must preregister with leader. PFD required. Info: Plum Point, New Windsor.

9AM-1PM Pawling Farmers’ Market. Info:845-855-0633. Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling.

9:30AM-4PM Defensive Driving Course. Learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Reg reqrd. Info: 845-297-3428. Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St, Wappingers Falls.

10AM-9PM Weekend Workshop:User-Friendly Judaism.(6/5-6/6). Senior Scholar, Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and Rabbi Aura Ahuvia are leading the workshop which is open to Jews and non-Jews, atheists and agnostics! Info: [email protected] or 845-679-2218. WoodstockJewish Congregation, Lev Shalem Institute, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock.

10AM-4:30PM Life Drawing Intensive. Participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in drawing or painting for an entire day. Registration is required. Info: or 845-255-1559. Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $45.

10AM-12PM Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main Street, Stone Ridge, 845-687-7023.

10AM-3PM Hudson Valley Farmers’ Market . Sponsored by Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest. Info: Greig Farm, Pitcher Ln, Red Hook.

10AM-9PM Candlewax Recycling Drop-off. Open every Saturday, 10am-9pm. Candlewax in any condition to be recycled. Pachamama Store (near food court), Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston.

10AM-5PM Country Living Fair (6/5-6/7).  All exhibitions will be under cover in barns and tents. Parking is free and plentiful.Held rain or shine outdoors. Info: or 866-500-3247. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck.

10AM-2PM Saugerties Farmers’ Market.Entertainment by Marji Zintz. Offering fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry, fish; herbs, eggs, cheeses; breads, baked goods (including gluten free); honey, maple syrup, jams, pickles, mushrooms; plants, cut flowers; soaps, lotions; on-site cafe. Info: 845-246-6491. 115 Main St, Saugerties.

10AM-5PM Marboro Farmers’ Market. Fruits and vegetables. Saturday & Sundays, 10am-5pm.Info: 845-236-2684. Marlboro.

10AM Walking Tour of the Hamlet of Roxbury. This 40-minute tour, led by Carolyn Faracci, ill cover a fair portion of the Main Street Historic District. Info: Gould Church, in the back, Main St, Roxbury.

10AM Free Public Walking Tours of the historic Vassar College campus. Tour leaders: Chris Smart, assistant to the president and a Vassar alumnus. All tours run for approximately 90 minutes. Rain or shine. Info: 845-437-7400. Vassar College, Front entrance, Poughkeepsie.

10AM-2PM 16th Annual Chamber Agricultural Awareness Tour. Include coach bus transportation and a boxed lunch. The tour will return to the Chamber for lunch at 1 pm. Space is limited. Info: 518-828-4417. Columbia County Chamber, 1 North Front St, Hudson, $18.

10AM-12PM Bicycle Rodeo. For kids up to 14 years of age. Bicycle helmets will be given away! Free Bike Raffle for everyone who completes the safety course! Refreshments will be served. Info: 845-331-1869. Kingston Elks Lodge No. 550, 143 Hurley Ave, Kingston.

10:30AM-11:30AM Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Sponsored by The Kingston Women in Black. Meet outside Cornell St PO, Kingston, 845-339-0637.

10:30AM Super Saturday: Robert Burke Warren. Uncle Rock’s Interactive Songs & Stories. Sing and dance along as Uncle Rock performs great, lively, original music. Info: 845-331-0507 ext. 7 Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston, free.

11AM-5PM 8th Annual Children’s Earth & Water Festival. Free admission, free parking, free activities and games for children, 60+ local vendors, and live music and entertainment all day! Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 94 Grove St, Montgomery.

11AM-6PM Riverfest. Children’s activities, live music, large craft and food fair. Info: 845-534-4200. Donahue Memorial Park, Dock Hill Rd, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

11AM-4PM Playground Fundraiser - Touch-a-Truck. Proceeds will benefit the replacement of equipment at Small World Playground. Food, entertainment, children’s activities, crafts, bouncy houses, face painting, sand art, music and Roaming Railroad rides. Info: 914-389-3352or [email protected] Cantine Memorial Complex, Saugerties.

11AM-4PM Historic 1812 House Tour. View the private collection of 18th and early 19th century furnishings and decorative arts of noted antiquarian Fred J. Johnston in eight elegant room settings. Info: 845-339-0720 or Friends of Historic Kingston, corner Wall-Main St, Kingston, $5, $2 /16 & under.

11AM-3PM Tours of Woodchuck Lodge, A Wild Saturday Program: “Slow Down Nature Walk, “ will be offered by Violet Snow at 1pm. Info: Woodchuck Lodge, Roxbury.

11AM Rondout Repertory Theatre Company: Improv Games & Registration Day for the 2015 Summer Shakespeare in the Park production of “Much Ado About Nothing”. Info: [email protected] or Creative Co-OpRosendale, 102 Main St, Rosendale.

12PM-5PM 4th Annual Retro Rally. Car and Motorcycle Show. Wear your best retro outfits and ride on over with your classic car or motorcycle. Live music all day with Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones and Sheila Dee and the Dazzlers. Food, Fun and Prizes. Info: 845-594-4428. Cornell St. Studios, Kingston, $10 /car, $5 /motorcycle.

12PM-1PM Free Yoga Pizza Party. Recurring event every Saturday. Join Women’s Power Space and My Place Pizza for a rejuvenating yoga class and pizza. Families, beginners, and children welcome (mats will be provided). Donations appreciated. Info:[email protected] My Place Pizza, 322 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

12:30PM-6:30PM Tarot Readings with Stephanie. Every Saturday. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $40 /30mintes, $25 /15 minutes.

1PM Birthing Options Talk. Local experts in the birthing field will discuss, birth settings, hospital policies, vaccines, medications, birthing classes. Info: 518-537-5800. Germantown Library, Hover Room, 31 Palatine Park Rd, Germantown.

1PM-4PM The Klyne Esopus Museum 2015 Season. The museum has held over its themed exhibit, “First People of Esopus, “ featuring Native American artifacts discovered in the Town of Esopus. Klyne Esopus Museum, 746 Broadway, Ulster Park, free.

1PM 1658 Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour. Narrated walk through New York’s largest intact early Dutch settlement and neighborhood where the state was born in 1777. Info: 845- 339-0720 or Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery, corner Wall-Main sts, Kingston.

1PM Free Public Walking Tours of the historic Vassar College campus. Tour leaders: Chris Smart, assistant to the president and a Vassar alumnus. All tours run for approximately 90 minutes. Rain or shine. Info: 845-437-7400. Vassar College, Front Entrance, Main Building, Poughkeepsie.

1PM-4PM Thai & Lunch. Elizabeth & Youko invite you to a Thai Yoga session by donation & 10% discount on lunch. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz.

1PM Wild Saturday at Woodchuck Lodge. Part of Headwaters History Days Program. “Slow Down Nature Walk, “ an easy ramble with herbalist and nature writer Violet Snow. Free lodge tours. Info: 845-688-5092. Woodchuck Lodge, 633 Burroughs Dr, Roxbury.

2PM-4PM Byrdcliffe Guild Studio Tour. Start at the studio of Jeff Shapiro; then convoy to Tim Rowan’s studio at 3:pm. Registrants will be emailed the studio addresses before the scheduled visits. Reg reqr’d. Info: //845-679-2079.

2PM “The Sleeping Beauty.” Poughkeepsie City Ballet’s production. This beautifully costumed storybook classic, staged by Artistic Director, Susan Olson Santoro, will delight young and old alike. Info: or 845-473-2072. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $15, $12 /senior/student, $12 /veteran.

2PM 16th Annual BachFest Weekend (6/6 -6/7). Young Performers’ Concert “North”. Info: New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove St, New Paltz, free.

2PM Free Meditation Instruction. On-going every Saturday, 2pm in the Amitabha Shrine Room. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906, 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

2PM 16th Annual BachFest Weekend. (6/6 -6/7) Young Performers’ Concert “South”. Info: Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson St, Cornwall, free.

2:30PM Lecture: “Clara and Robert” with Dr. Jeffrey Langford and Dr. Joanne Polk. Info: or 518-263-2060. Doctorow Center for the Arts, Piano Performance Museum, 7971 Main St, Hunter.

3PM Concert: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal. Soprano Nellie Rustick and pianist Catherine Schane-Lydon will perform. Info: 518-392-2760. Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham, $15 /suggested donation.

4PM Book Signing: John Glatt, author of “Live at the Fillmore East and West: Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock’s Greatest Legends.” Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

5PM Woodstock Library Forum: Readings from Fiction and Personal Narrative Workshop.Info: 845-679-2213.Free. Readings from a workshop led by Nancy Kline. The readers: Hope Brennan, Judith Emlie,,Laurie Heaven,Elaine Henke, Jillen Lowe, Will Nixon, Vito M Piccininnno,DeniseRanaghan. Prudence See and Donna Wolven.Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

5PM-7PM Opening Event: Nurture Lover photos and video by 99 Hooker. June 5-7 & June 12-14 Fridays & Saturdays 12-7, Sundays 12-4pm. Info: [email protected] Red Hook Community Arts Network Gallery, and Artists Collective, 7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook.

5PM-8PM Opening Reception: “Look In, Look Out.” Exhibits through 6/27. Kingston Museum of Contemporary Arts, 103 Abeel St, Kingston.

5PM-8PM Opening Reception: Spring Show - Loman Eng & Students. Exhibits through 6/27. Info: 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, Duck Pond Gallery, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

5PM-7PM Preview Party: Modern Sculpture & The Romantic Landscape. Exhibits through 10/31. RSVP. Info: 845-876-4818 or [email protected] Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd, Rhinebeck, $25.

5PM-6PM Family of Ellenville’s Spring Penny Social. Calling 6:30 pm. Silent Auction after calling ends. Regular tables tickets still 1 penny each. Gift baskets and higher end items are offered on the special tables and auction. Money tree and 50-50 raffle. Info:845-647-2443. Pioneer Fire Co, Norbury Hall, Center St, Ellenville.

5PM-9PM First Saturday Art Openings. Various art venues throughout Kingston, art galleries will offer new exhibit receptions, perfect for gallery-hopping. Kingston.

5PM-7PM Opening Reception: Random Flowers. Paintings by Warren Hurley. Exhibits through 6/27. Info: [email protected] or 845-338-8473. The Storefront Gallery, 93 Broadway, Kingston.

5PM-8PM Opening Reception- Yale Epstein: Essential Forms. New Paintings & Serigraphs. Exhibits through 7/12. Info: 845-876-7578 or Shahinian Fine Art, 22 East Market St, Rhinebeck.

5PM-7PM Opening Reception: Solo Exhibits at Wallkill River School. Wine and cheese reception. Info: 845-457-2787 or Wallkill River School of Art, 232 Ward St, Montgomery, free.

6PM-7:30PM Board Reception to Honor our Grand Marshal and Volunteer of the Year. Join in honoring Retts Scauzillo as grand marshal for the pride march & festival and Gene Knapp as the volunteer of the year. RSVP. Info: 845-331-5300 or www.lgbtqcenter.orgHudson Valley LGBTQ Center, 300 Wall St, Kingston, $50, $25, $10.

6PM-8PM Opening Reception: Vibrant Space. Featuring new works by Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat. Info: BCB Art, 116 Warren St, Hudson.

6PM-8PM Opening Reception: “Earth Sky Dream” A group exhibit. Exhibits through 7/12. Info: 518-828-1915. Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St, Hudson.

6PM First Saturday Open Mic and Potluck: Featured performer: Sean Schenker, solo, acoustic at7:30pm. Info: Gardiner Library, Gardiner.

6:30PM “The Sleeping Beauty.” Poughkeepsie City Ballet’s production. This beautifully costumed storybook classic, staged by Artistic Director, Susan Olson Santoro, will delight young and old alike. Info: or 845-473-2072. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $15, $12 /senior/student, $12 /veteran.

7PM Figures In Flight Modern Dance Concert. The grand finale of the area’s professional modern dance company. Info: 845-750-4438. Quimby Theater, 491 Cotteki ll Rd, Stone Ridge, $20.

7PM Bunco Party! Sponsored by Auxiliary of Saxton Fire Company. $1.50/pp. Everyone one wins a prize! Everyone gets a snack at the end of the evening!Fun for all ages. 845-246-7805.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Ed Palermo Big Band. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM-9PM 1st Fridays: Star Nation Sacred Circle. Meets every 1st Friday, 7-9pm. A positive, not for skeptics, discussion group for experiencers of the paranormal. Open to all dreamers, contactees, abductees, ET Ambassadors. Info: Center forSymbolic Studies, 475 River Rd. Ext, Tillson.

7PM Free Family Movie Night. Fazio’s BBQ and Farm Market, Route 55, Modena, free.

7PM Saturday Night Jazz! New York City saxophonist Al Guart leads ensembles comprised of the best Hudson Valley Jazz musicians. A rotating roster of performers includes pianists John Esposito & Peter Tomlinson, guitarists Steve Raleigh & Peter Einhorn, bassists Lew Scott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Info: 518- 678-3101. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville.

7PM-9PM Jazz, Blues and Funky Stuff. Every Saturday, 7-9pm. Info: 845-255-1234 or Village Market & Eatery, Main St, Gardiner.

7PM Old Chatham Quaker Meeting. “Pride” Preceded by a potluck at 6 pm. A moderated discussion will follow. Info: 518-766-2992 or Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham.

7:30PM The 34th Asbury Short Film Concert. An evening of internationally honored short films from the past and present! Guest Host-Actor/Comedian Julie Novak! Info: 845-658-8989 or Rosendale Theater, Main St, Rosendale, $12.

7:30PM-10PM Barbara Dempsy and Co. Blues, jazz, rock, pop standards. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz, $5 /suggested donation.

7:30PM 16th Annual BachFest Weekend. (6/6 -6/7) The Main Event”. Featuring sacred choral works (and a Brandenburg!) by Bach. Info: Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St, Poughkeepsie, $20, free /student/youth.

7:30PM-10:30PM Hudson Valley English Country Dance. Workshop at 7pm. Band: Tiddley Pom: Sue Polansky, clarinet, Katie Jeannotte, piano, Stewart Dean, concertina. Caller: Lindsay Morgan. Info: Reformed Church of Port Ewen, Salem Rd off 9W, PortEwen, $10, $5 /full-time student.

7:30PM Keigwin & Company Dance. Info: or 518-263-2060. Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main St, Tannersville.

7:30PM Swing Dance (6/6, 7/18 & 8/1). $10 admission includes basic lesson at7:30pm and a bonus move or performance at 9pm w/ instructors Linda and Chester Freeman.Takes place every month 1st Sat(except July). Info: or 845-236-3939. MAC Fitness, 743 East Chester St, Kingston.

8PM Singer-Songwriter Kristin Hoffman with Multi-Instrumentalist Premik Russell Tubbs and special guest Seth Davis. Info: or 845-255-1559. Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $20.

8PM Jonathan Edwards. Info: 845-855-1300 or Towne Crier, 379 Main St, Beacon, $50.

8PM Clybourne Park. Play by Bruce Norris. Info: 845-647-5511 & Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $39.

8PM Bill Maher. For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. Info: 845-339-6088 or Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, $89, $54.

8PM Frank Vignola and Bucky Pizzarelli. Info: 845-658-9048. The Rosendale Café, 434 Main St, Rosendale, $20.

8PM Black Mtn. Symphony. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM  Kristin Hoffmann Concert. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mtn Rest Rd, New Paltz.

8:30PM Pride Party! Hosted by DJ PrePhab and powered by Superior Sounds. Plus cabaret performers. RSVP. Info: 845-331-5300 or Novella’s, New Paltz, $20, $10 /w/student ID.

9PM Femi Kuti & The Positive Force. Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

9PM Bibi Farber. China Rose presents “The Riverside Café.” Info: 845-876-7442. China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave, Rhinecliff.



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  1. Do you publish something like the Almanac for Dutchess County?

    • Yes, Almanac Weekly is on newsstands every Thursday, tucked inside each issue of our sister papers, Woodstock Times, New Paltz Times, Saugerties Times & Kingston Times, but it is also distributed a stand-alone publication throughout Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia & Greene counties.
      It includes events and interesting things to do from all those areas.

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