Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (June 18-27)

Friday 6/26

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. Town Hall, Main Room, Woodstock.

10AM-2PM Summer Kick- Off   Party. Learn how to make healthy snacks (the children’s museum way), awesome art projects, skate board demonstrations, and a musical performance! Info: 845-471-0589. Mid- Hudson Children’s Museum, Poughkeepsie.

10AM-11AM Creative Toddler Drum and Music Class with Fre Atlast. Music, drumming, and movement with toddlers and a parent $10 per pair. Info:[email protected] Creative Co-op, Main St (behind the Big Cheese), Rosendale.

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.

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, $1 donation requested. Fire Co #1, Rt 212, Woodstock.

12:30PM-6:30PM Spiritual Guidance and Readings with Maureen. Every Friday. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. $30 for 25 minutes; $40 for 45 minute session. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

1PM-4PM Opening Reception: “Excavate.” Outdoor sculpure exhibition. Century House, Rosendale.

4PM Old Songs Festival. Acoustic roots music of all stripes - folk, blues, bluegrass, traditional, world and Celtic. “Todd Crowley’s Music Petting Zoo, “ juried craft show, food and instrument vendors, and a well-run children’s activity area. Info: Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont.

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

6PM-9PM Mark Reynolds, guitarist. No cover. Info: 845-687-9794. Lekker, 3928 Main St, Stone Ridge.

6:30PM Rhinebeck Readers Theatre: Civil War Voices. The program will consist of dramatic monologues written by Geoffrey Craig and George Bryjak, letters written during the Civil War period, and songs. RSVP. Info: [email protected] Morton Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff, $15 /suggested donation.

6:30PM Not Your Momma’s Book Group. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Meets on ton Friday night. Info: or 845-485-3445 x 3702. Boardman Road Branch Library, Poughkeepsie.

6:30PM  Swing Dance Workshops with Professional Dance Instructors.   6:30-7:15 and 7:15-8pm. Admission $20 both/$15 one.The Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, 135 S. Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie.  Sponsored by Hudson Valley Community Dances. Info: or 845-454-2571.

7PM Friday 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 LewScott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Info: 518- 678-3101. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville.

7PM Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. Wildlife Conservation Society ecologist Dr. Eric Sanderson will reveal the ecology of Manhattan when Henry Hudson sailed into New York Bay in 1609. Info: or 845-677-7600 x121. Cary Instituteauditorium, 2801 Sharon Tpk, Millbrook, free.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM D.W. Gibson presents The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century. Gibson brings it to life, showing us what urban change looks and feels like by exposing us to the voices of the people living through it. Info:845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds, 65 Partition St, Saugerties.

7:30PM Bard SummerScape presents Oklahoma! Play by Rodgers and Hammerstein. New Music Arrangements Daniel Kluger. New Choreography John Heginbotham. Directed by Daniel Fish. Tickets start at $25. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard College, LUMA Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.

8PM Gala Event: Spring Awakening. Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater. Music by Duncan Sheik. Based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Rock musical. Info: or 845-679-6900. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $40 /goldencircle, $36 /blue tier, $32 /green tier.

8PM Julia Nicols &  Naked. 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM Shipwrecked! 19th-century tale of high-seas adventure. Info: 845-647-5511 or Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville, $39.

8PM Seussical, the Musical. Info: 845-876-3080 or Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $27, $25 /senior/child.

8PM Rent. A modern day “La Boheme” set in Greenwich Village and filled with Bohemian and slightly bizarre characters, each with a problem that the others help resolve. Info: 518-392-9292; May-Hayden Theatre, Chatham.

8PM Mark Brown. Info: 845-658-9048. Rosendale Café, 434 Main St, Rosendale, $10.

8PM Swing Dance to Crazy Feet.  Beginner’s lesson 8:00-8:30; Dance 8:30-11:30.  Admission $15/$10 full time students.The Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, 135 S. Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie.  Sponsored by Hudson Valley Community Dances. Info: or 845 454-2571.

9PM Voodoo Orchestra North with Bobby Previte. Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.



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  1. FarmOn! Foundation Presents: How Does the Garden Grow? In Partnership with Bronx
    Date: Saturdays and Sundays June 6-October 3, 11AM-4PM
    Price: $20.00
    Location: Bronx Zoo 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10460

    A series of weekend events, viewed by over 2 million Bronx Zoo visitors, strengthening the connection between food, the environment and ourselves with partners and celebrities. As part of the summer celebration of the Children’s Zoo, this June guest programming activities will expand upon our domestic animal farm area. In association with the education department and FarmOn! Foundation will host a number of interactive experiences (How Does our Garden Grow: Planting a Garden, seed & soil & composting, Father’s Day Weekend - Pick, Plant and Cook with Dad - Healthy Eating, Be a Bee - Importance of Our Pollinators) that align with mission and support the following goals: Connect our visitors to nature and natural processes, Generate awareness of and interest in engaging in sustainable actions that relate to gardening, Gain insight into our actions and how they affect the planet.

    Weekend Schedule in June
    June 6-7: “Meet Your Farmer: Seed and Soil”- Get dirty and connect to New York farms with hands-on activities, seed packet crafting, and more.

    June 13-14: “From Kitchen To Compost”- Meet the soil’s best friend, the earthworm, and learn the basics of composting food waste. Create your own seed packet craft.

    June 20-21: “Celebrating All-Star Dads: Healthy Food and Recipes”- Discover healthy, seasonal recipes, learn the art of pickling, and meet Super Sprowtz Roger and Colby Carrot!

    June 28-29: “Celebrating Pollinators”- Enjoy stories from author Lela Nargi, special activities, and honey tastings as you discover the importance of bees. Create your own seed packet craft.

    Tickets can be purchased at

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