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

Sunday 6/7

16th Annual BachFest Weekend (6/6 -6/7). Church Services. Sunday morning. Please check the Hudson Valley Society for Music website for times and locations. 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, Route 23A, Hunter.

Ride the Ridge 2015 Bike Challenge. Benefit for High Meadow School. 50-mile Bud Clarke Memorial; Shawangunk Ridge Ride;30-mile Countryside Ride; 11-mile Intermediate Scenic Ride; & 5-mile Family Ride. Info: or 845-687-4855.   First race starts at 8:30am . Ride starts and finishes at High Meadow Performing Arts Center, 3643 Main St, Stone. $48/adult, $20/child, Family ride $48/one-adult and one child.

8AM-4PM HITS-on-the-Hudson II. $100, 000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix. All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock. Info: 845-246-8833;—2. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties, $5, free /child under 12.

9AM-4PM Touch-A-Truck. See, touch and explore big trucks and vehicles as well as to meet the personnel who protect, serve and build our community.Hosted by New Paltz Rotary Info: 845-797-3063. $5/admission, free/ 3 & under. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz.

9AM-2PM Rosendale Farmers’ Market. Info: 845-658-3467. 1055 Rt 32 (parking lot of Rosendale Community Center), Rosendale.

10AM-2PM Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market. 61 East Market St, Rhinebeck.

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

10AM-2PM Ellenville Farmers’ Market. Rain or shine. Info: 845-647-4620 corner of Market and Center streets, Ellenville.

10AM-3PM New Paltz Farmers’ Market. 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz.

10AM-2PM Rosendale Theatre’S Summer Flea Market. Every Sunday from June 6 - October 25. Info: 845-658-8348. Rosendale Theatre, Main St, Rosendale.

10:30AM-12PM Sunday Morning Vocal Village. Personal and Collective Wellbeing through Voice, Music and a Vision for a better world. Every other Sunday thru 12/20. Info: 914-388-0632 or Unison Arts, New Paltz.

10:30AM-12:30PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Sunday. Sitting and walking meditation with short teaching and discussion from Pema Chodron books or video. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

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-3PM Sunshine Day Event. Proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, Malden West Camp Fire Dist. & The Alex fund. 50/50 Raffle. Raffle Prizes. Bake Sale. Activities for kids. Bee Bee the Clown & Megs Funky Faces. Vendors. Home-made baked goods. Info:845-337-4569. Malden West Camp Fire House, 139 Malden Tpke, Saugerties.

11AM-5PM Old Fashioned Day. Rain or shine. Displays of local history & memorabilia, demonstrations of ‘how it was done in the old days’, antique vehicles, entertainment, local vendors. Info: 845- 744-2827. Walker Valley Fire Company, 3679 Route 52, Walker Valley, free

11AM-4PM Hungry For Music - gently used instrument drive/ drop off location. Info: [email protected] Creative Co-op, 402 Main St, Rosendale.

11AM Sunday Brunch @ The Falcon. Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

11AM-4PM Local Artisan and Farm Shop. Locally roasted coffee, local hand crafted wines, florist style flowers, basil, kombucha, soaps. Info: [email protected] Creative Co-op, 402 Main St, Rosendale.

11AM-2PM Open House Family School. Info: 845-679-2218 x 6 or [email protected] Kehillat Lev Shalem, Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock.

11:30AM-12:30PM Music in The Woods: Bring the kids! Puppets! Info: 845-399-4800. Rail Trail Café, River Road Ext, New Paltz.

12PM-4PM Pride March & Festival! March to Hasbrouck Park. Food, vendors, family activities, singers So Brown and Mike Hamel, and music by DJ John Martin powered by Superior Sounds. RSVP. Info: 845-331-5300 or New Paltz Middle School, New Paltz.

12PM-4PM 3rd Annual Community Multi-Cultural Block Party. Hosted by the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History. Showcase for area’s ethnic & traditional foods, dance & music groups. Info:; 845-338-8131. T.R. Gallo Park, Rondout Waterfront, Kingston.

1PM-3PM Pallet Puppet Theatre offers Spanish Puppet Lesson. Ongoing on Sundays, 1-3pm. Materials for kids provided. The Green Palette, 215 Main Street inside of the Medusa Antique Center Building, New Paltz.

1PM-4PM Headwaters History Days - Tours of 1828 Stone House. Ginny Scheer, folklorist for Catskills Folk Connection, will offer tours of the Walter Stratton House. Info: Walter Stratton House, 3217 New Kingston Mountain Rd, Roxbury.

1PM-2PM Silent Peace Vigil by Woodstock Women in Black. Village Green, Tinker St, Woodstock, 679-7148 or [email protected]

1:30PM-6:30PM Tarot Readings with Sarvananda. Every Sunday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845- 679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30 /1/2 hr session.

2PM-4PM Ashtar Interplanetary Guided Meditative Journey with Cmndr. Aleon. Are you curious about Ashtar Command and the ships of light in the sky? Guided journey “off planet” and out of this world onto an Ashtar planetary ship, where you will meet your cosmicfamily. $20 if registered by June 5; $25 after. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

2PM Clybourne Park. Play by Bruce Norris. Info: 845-647-5511 & Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $39.

2PM-4PM 9th Annual Bellefield Design Lecture and Garden Party with Lynden B. Miller, New York City Public Garden Designer. Reg reqr’d. Info: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Henry A. WallaceVisitor Center and Bellefield, 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, $40.

2PM Cemetery Tour: Mt. Zion Cemetery. Led by Reverend Childs. Tours will take place rain or shine. Call FHK 845-339-0720 for more information. Mt. Zion Cemetery, South Wall St, Kingston.

3PM Library Forum: Staying In Place presents “Estate Planning for the Rest of Us,” how to take charge of the future of your finances, with attorney Josh Koplovitz.Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

3PM-5PM Art Opening: The Natural World. Group Show. Exhibit continues thru 7/ 7. All work is for sale, and a portion of the sales will benefit the WJC.The show will be juried by Cornelia Seckel and Raymond J. Steiner, co-founders of Art Times. Gallery hoursare Mondays through Fridays from 11am-4pm. Info: 845-679-2218 or 845-679-4937 or [email protected] allery Lev Shalem, The Woodstock Jewish Congregation, Woodstock.

3:30PM 16th Annual BachFest Weekend (6/6 -6/7). Chamber Concert. Info: Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 22 Hudson St, Cornwall, $15, free /youth/student.

4PM-6PM Woodstock Community Drum Circle. Drummers on The Green are hosted by Birds of a Feather. Singers & dancers are all welcome. Bring your drums and percussion instruments. On-going on Sundays, 4-6pm. Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

5PM-8PM Uptown Kingston’s First Saturday Art Walk. live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, historical reenactments, arts & cultural activities. Info: Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, 300 Wall St, Kingston.

6PM-8PM Music in The Woods: Grian MacGregor. Info: 845-399-4800. Rail Trail Café, River Road Ext, New Paltz.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Guillermo Klein Residency. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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

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



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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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