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

Saturday 6/27

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

9AM Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9-10:30am. All welcome. No charge. 845-246-3285. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte 9W, Saugerties.

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

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

9AM-2PM Kingston Farmers’ Market. Music by Kaatskillachia. 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 Rip Van Winkle (RVW) Hiking Club: Roosevelt Woods Trail. Moderate walk / some hills. Info: 845-246-4590 or Hudson Valley.

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

9:30AM 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.

9:30AM-11AM 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.

10AM-4PM Chuggington: A Traintastic Adventure! Young Trainees have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, complete several challenges, and earn rewards for their participation. Music, face painting, temporary tattoos. Info: www.catskillmtrailroad.comor 845-688-7400. Kingston Plaza, 149 Aaron Court, Kingston.

10AM-12PM Walk n Talk Series: A Walking Workshop - Exploring the Beauty of the Hudson Valley through photography. Joseph Squillante has been photographing the Hudson River for more than 35 years. Pre-register at or [email protected] CEIE atDenning’s Point, 199 Denning’s Ave, Beacon.

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

10AM-2PM Saugerties Farmers’ Market. Info: 845-246-6491. 115 Main St, Saugerties.

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

10AM-2PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Juneberries & Hike to Millbrook Mountain. A five mile hike. Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Visitor Center, Gardiner, $10 /car.

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.

11AM Young People’s Concert: NEXUS Percussion. Info: 845-679-8217 or Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock, $5 /accompanying adults, free /16 & under.

11AM-3PM Independence Day Celebration. George Washington will be here with his horse. The Third Ulster Militia will be encamped on the grounds demonstrating 18th century camp life including hearthside cooking and colonial medicine. Free hot dogs, lemonade and ice tea will be available while they last. Senate House State Historic Site, Fair St, Kingston.

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.

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.

12PM-6PM 3rd Annual Gallery Walk of Palenville. Events include an Art Tent w/ kids activities; artist talks; demonstrations; special guests from the Thomas Cole National Historic Site; photo scavenger hunt; Paint Out & food and beer garden w/ live music., 518-67-7186. Intersection of Routes 32A and 23A, Palenville.

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

1PM Every Hero Has a Story! 2015 Summer Reading Program for children kicks off with David Engel’s Superhero Training Academy. Party with crafts to follow. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

1PM-4PM Shiatsu & Lunch.   Johanna, Stan & Youko invite you to a shiatsu session by donation & 10% discount on lunch. Info: Gomen-Kudasai Noodle shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz.

1PM The First Walking Tour of the Rondout National  Historic District. Tour guide: Pat Murphy. Some uphill walking is involved. Info: 845-339-0720 or Ulster County Visitors Center, 20 Broadway, Kingston, $10, $5 /16 & under.

2PM Mid HudsonADK Outing: Stony Kill Farm. 2 to 3 hr walk/hike. Leader: Sayi Nulu 845-264-2270 [email protected] Info: Stony Kill Farm, visitor center Manor House, Fishkill.

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 The 99 Keys to a Creative Life: A Book Talk and Signing with artist and author Melissa Harris. Presenting innovative ways to raise your focus and express yourself, Melissa Harris shows you how to unlock the gate to a more creative life. Free and open to all. Mirabai

2PM Amateur Radio “Field Day” (6/27, 2pm thru 6/28, 2pm). Ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. Info: 914-582-3744 or n2skp@arrl Bowdoin Park, Pavilion 4, Sheafe Rd, Poughkeepsie.

4PM-6PM Toast of the Town: An 1800s Cocktail Party. Mr. Max Watman will discuss the history of honorific drinking, and lead all in a selection of antique toasts. Sample cocktails for all guests. Live period music performed by Thaddeus MacGregor. RSVP. Info:845-265-3638 or Boscobel, Route 9D, Garrison, $45.

5PM-7PM Artists’ Reception: Emotive Landscapes. Plein-air Paintings by Barbara Masterson in Conjuction With Nature-Inspired Quilt Art by Suzanne Neusner. Exhibits through 7/15. Info: 845-758-1653 or American Gifts Gallery & Showroom, 62 E Market St, Red  Hook.

5PM-8PM Rhinebeck ArtWalk. Every third Saturday of each month, 5-8pm. Village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck.

6PM Fireman’s Carnival and Fireworks. June 25-28. Fireworks Saturday night. Veteran’s Memorial Park, 29 Forrester Ave, Warwick.

6PM-9PM The Climbing Co-Op Fundraiser, hosted by NP Rock Yoga. Let’s do it New Paltz! A rocking night of community to help re-build The Climbing Co-Op. Live music from the Seth Davis Band, nibbles and drinks on sale to benefit the Co-Op, raffle prizes, henna tattooing. NP Rock Yoga, 215 Main Street New Paltz.

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 Kelley St, Rhinecliff, $15 /suggested donation.

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 Live in the Landscape Concert Series. Pianist Keely Schmerber will perform. Info: Olana, East Lawn, Hudson, $50 /family, $20 /individuual.

7PM-9PM Woodstock 2015 Summer of Joy. Labyrinth Eurythmy. Peter Blum Sound Healing with Tibetan singing bowls; Cellist/songwriter Gabriel Dresdale; Clear Light Ensemble; Gus Mancini; Sultan of Sonic Soul;& Sylvia Buffett & The Woodstock Joyful Noise Choir. St Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 2578 Rt 212, Woodstock.

7PM  Rhythm’n Greens 2nd Annual Concert Series:  Paul Luke Band. Benefit for Habitat for Humanity.  $15/pp or $20/for two pp.  Woodstock Reformed Church, Village Green, 16 Tinker St, Woodstock.

7PM-8:30PM Third Saturday Christian Open Mic (Coffee House). Come play or to listen. Meets every third Saturday, 7pm. Doors open 6:30pm.Acoustic solo, duo, groups welcome, perform original Christian songs & hymns. Hosted by Patrick Dodge.Refreshments available. Free will offering for Smile Train - Overlook United Methodist Church, 233 Tinker St, Info: [email protected], Woodstock.

7PM The Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle Series: Concert 3: The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio: Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; and Sharon Robinson, cello. Info: 845-339-7907 or Bard College, Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson, $30, $5

7PM Kingston’s Spoken Word.   Featuring  Bar Scott , singer, songwriter and author  and  Abigail Thomas, author will be featured performers. 3 minute open mic. Host Annie LaBarge. Info: 845-331-2884, 845-514-2007. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston, $5.

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

7:30PM Concert: The Beeline Ramblers Singer-songwriters Fran and Lisa Mandeville perform selections in the folk and Americana tradition. Info: 845-229-7791, x  205. Hyde Park Free Library Annex, Hyde Park, free.

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.

7:30PM Music Under the Stars Concert Series: “Heroes and Villains.” Performance by The West Point Band. Info: 845-938-2617 or West Point, Trophy Point Amphitheatre, West Point, free.

7:30PM Saturday Night Live Music & Noodles. 2nd set at 9pm.No cover, $5 donations to musicians recommended. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

8PM Bard SummerScape presents Pam Tanowitz Dance & FLUX Quartet. Tickets start at $25. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.

8PM Tani Tabbal Trio. Info: 845-658-9048. Rosendale Cafer, 434 Main St, Rosendale, $10.

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

8PM Dutchess County Singles Dance. Info: or or [email protected] There will be a wide range of music by DJ Johnny Angel and a light dinner buffet with desert and coffee. Admission is $20. There will be door prizes and 50/50 raffle. 845-464-4675. Meets every 4th Sat at 8pm. The Southern Dutchess Country Club, 1209 North Ave, Beacon.

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 Blue Food. Info: 845- 679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM Maverick Concert: Nexus Percussion. Info: 845-679-8217 or Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock, $50, $25.

8PM Comedian Vic Dibitetto. Info: 845-610-5900 or [email protected] Sugar Loaf Performing Arts, Sugar Loaf, $35, $25.

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

8PM Tani Tabbal Trio. Info: 845-658-9048. The Rosendale Cafer, 434 Main St, Rosendale, $10.

9PM The Mike and Ruthy Band. Special guests Tracy Bonham, Happy Traum, and Adrien Reju. Info: 845-679-4406. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $20.




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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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