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

Friday 6/19

23nd Famous 50’s Hot Rod Weekend (6/19-6/21). Featuring hot rods, street rods, rat rods, custom cars and trucks, muscle cars and classics. Live music featuring your favorite songs of the 50’s and 60’s. Info: 518-588-0814 or 845-626-8888. Hudson Valley Resort, 400 Granite Rd, Kerhonkson.

9AM-5PM A Standard Flower Show (6/19-6/21). This Show includes include floral arrangements, horticulture exhibits and both floral and horticulture youth entries. Judging: at 2 p.m. Newburgh Free Library, Auditorium, 124 Grand St, Newburgh.

9:30AM-2:30PM Food Entrepreneur Workshop. Topics: Food safety and sound manufacturing practices and the Food Venture Center as a resource. Regulatory issues related to starting a food business. Info: 845-340-3990,x 326 or [email protected] CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston, $25.

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.

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 Book Discussion: “The End of Your Life Book Club” Author Will Schwalbe. Info: 845-229-7791. Hyde Park Library Annex, Hyde Park.

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 Spirit Readings and Spiritual Guidance with Maureen. Every Friday. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $40 /45 minutes, $30 /25 minutes.

4PM Knitting Club “Knit Wits.” Saugerties Public library, Washington Avenue, Saugerties, 845-246-4317, x 3.

5PM-9PM Kingston Night Market! Take a stroll to discover art, live music, food, wine, spirits and speciality items. Rondout Shops, Galleries, Eateries, Vendors stay open late on 3rd Fridays through October. 845-331-3902 or 412-508-080 or’s Waterfront, Lower Broadway, from Spring Street to The Strand, Kingston. .

5PM-8:30PM First Annual Diversity Day Parade & 5th Annual Let’s Move Ulster!  Parade kicks off on Broadway between City Hall and Kingston High School, ending at Herzog’s Plaza. Community event  will be held following the parade, featuring food, vendors &  fitness demos. Info: Kingston High School, Broadway, Kingston, free.

5:30PM Kingston’s Buried Treasures: “The DeWitt Mill & The Sign of the Crocodile- A Forgotten Treasure” by Gail Whistance. Senate House, Vanderlyn Gallery, 296 Fair St, Kingston, free.

6PM-9PM Barbera Dempsey, Jazz & folk standards. No cover. Info: 845-687-9794. Lekker, 3928 Main St, Stone Ridge.

6PM-8PM Artist-in-Residence Program Open Studio.  Byrdcliffe’s first Open Studios event of the 2015 season. Visitors can tour the building and peek in artist studios, where finished and in-progress works will be displayed. Byrdcliffe’s music and literary resident artistswill be performing or reading. Villetta Inn, 3 Upper Byrdcliffe, Woodstock, free.

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

6PM-8PM Energy Healing for Everyone with Reiki Master and author Brett Bevell. In this workshop you will explore how to access the deeply calming spiritually awakening energy healing modality called “Light of the Eternal One” inspired by the Essenes. Info:845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $25.

6PM-11PM Morse Rocks Festival (6/19 - 6/20). Proceeds benefit the Dennis Jones Performing Arts Center Project. Children under 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Tickets and info: Smokin’ Pony BBQ, 963 Old Kings Hwy, Saugerties.

6PM  Annual Spring Recital featuring flute, piano, voice and guitar students of Sheila Hamilton. Presented  by  The Hamilton Music Studio. Free & open to the public.  Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, 90 Route 32 South, New Paltz, NY 12561.  Meet and greet reception afterwards-come and join the fun!  For more information contact Sheila Hamilton 845-255-7727 or

6:45PM “Robin Williams-Seriously” Film Series: “Moscow On the Hudson.”  Directed by Paul Marzursky. Brief discussion to follow. Info: 845-229-7791, x 205. Hyde Park Library Annex, Hyde Park.

7PM Shaman Circle. For beginners and current practioners, the Circle will enable us to: Learn and Practice Shamanic Healing, Connect with Spirits and understand Nature signs, manifest inner peace and create balance, journey& experience true spiritual awareness.845-835-8345.Enchanted Café, 7484 S. Broadway, Red Hook, free.

7PM-10PM Open Mic. Hosted by Mike Herman. Enjoy a great night of music and fun. Free admission - refreshments available. Info: 607-588-7129 or Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, free.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Simone Felice with Anna Mitchell. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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 Conversations at Boughton Place. Takes place the second Friday of each month at 7 pm. Boughton Place, Moreno Stage, 150 Kisor Rd, Highland, $5 /suggested donation.

7PM Something for Everyone Dance . Join Nick and Debi DiGugno for lessons in dancing. Refresh your skills or learn new steps in line dancing, ballroom or chair dancing. There’s no fee to attend but please bring a can of food to benefit homeless veterans. RSVP. Info:845-905-8014. The Fountains at Millbrook, Milllbrook.

7PM Public Talk by Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche - An Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and Meditation. Known for his great wisdom and compassion. Info: 845-383-1774. The Tibetan Center, 875 Rt 28, Kingston, $10 /suggested donation.

7PM Hudson Pride - Sunset Cruise & Moonlight Cruise. Both cruises will be aboard the Spirit of Hudson’s “Marika” luxury yacht and will launch from the waterfront dock. Sunset Cruise, 7-9pm & Moonlight Cruise, 9-11pm. $20. Tickets can be purchased or boatside.

7PM-11PM Local Talent Night. Every Friday. Seeking bands and performers. Primo’s, 1554 Rt 44/55, Clintondale, 845-883-6112.

7PM Book Reading and Signing: Jason Stanton. Author of Feeble Minds: The Ghosts of Letchworth Village, about a haunted asylum in Rockland County. Info: 845-255-8300. Inquiring Minds, 6 Church St, New Paltz.

7:30PM An Evening of Psychodrama: Living a Grateful Life with Jenny Salimbene, and open evening of psychodrama. This is a fund raiser for Boughton Place. Info: 845-255-7502. Boughton Place, Kisor Rd, Highland, $10, $5 /student.

7:30PM June 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 the members. RSVP. Info: Lake Taghkanic State Park, Ancram.

8PM Morton Acoustic Night. Featuring Dented Fenders, D and Cathy, Giana Carey, Jan Ross, and Me 2. Info: 845-876-2903. Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

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

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 Bryan Adams. Reckless30th Anniversary Tour. Info: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, $89, $69, $48.50.

8PM Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show. Info: 845-454-5800. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plz, Poughkeepsie, $50, $40, $30.

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 Concert to Support “RCAL” Resource Center. Levon Helm Studios presentsLara Hope and the Ark-Tones featuring Carl Mateo, Lindsey Webster, & Gillen Malkine.Bring your appetite, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and a drink for $5 per person! Seating $35. Standing Room $25. Levon Helm Barn, Woodstock.

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

8PM Other Desert Cities. Play by Jon Robin Baitz. Directed by Nicola Sheara. Info: 845-679-7900 or The Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Rd, Woodstock, $20, $15 /senior/student.

8PM Morton Acoustic Night.  Guardians of the Galaxy. Featuring: Dented Fenders, D and Cathy, Giana Carey, Jan Ross, and Me 2. Refreshments will be available. Info: 845-876-2903 or Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinbeck.

8PM Singer/Songwriter Jill Sobule. Info: or 845-255-1559. Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $26.

9PM Michael Powers Frequency. Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

10PM-2AM Hudson Pride - Kick-off Dance Party. Info & tix: $10. Half Moon, 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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