Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 2-11)

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Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events.  The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on page 2; Friday on page 3; Saturday on page 4; etc.

How to get your event in Almanac Weekly’s calendar:

If you’d like to submit information about an upcoming event for publication in our popular calendar of events, please e-mail a single-spaced, plain-text document file to Donna Keefe, our calendar manager, at [email protected]. Send the name of the event, time, date, location of event, a telephone number (for publication) and admission charge (specify if free). A brief description is helpful, too. Events are published in the newspaper as a community service and on a space-available basis. Almanac Weekly’s calendar is printed on Tuesdays, so we must receive all entries no later than the previous Friday at noon. If you’d like to speak with Donna directly, call (845) 334-8200 ext. 104.


Premier listings

Working with Masters - A Unique Musical Experience. Guided by Nancy Chusid and members of the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. For children 6 to 12yrs olds. Held 8:45am - 3:30 pm , 7/20 - 7/24. Emerson Resort and Spa. Info: 845- 586-3588.

The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice wants you! If you are a music lover and can donate some time over the nextmonth (July) as we gear up for, as well as during our 6th Annual Festival (7/ 29 – 8/2).Volunteers needed in many different categories and in return you will receive the gift of mingling with other music lovers & hearing professional world-class Opera, Broadway, Choral, Early Music & Aboriginal singers in Phoenicia. Info:

Film: Three Animated Shorts by Tibetan filmmaker Gentsu Gyatso (7/11,7:30pm). The Hunter and the Skeleton (China 2012, 26 mins). A spectacular animated version of an Eastern Tibetan folk tale. While out on an excursion in the mountains a Tibetan hunter encounters a skeleton demon. Unsure whether the skeleton is friend or foe, the hunter soon becomes the hunted in this surreal landscape. Followed by An Apple Tree (11 mins) and A Mantra of Time (6 mins). In Tibetan with English subtitles. $8 suggested donation.The Tibetan Center, 875 Rt 28, Kingston, 845- 383-1774.

65th Annual Stone House Day. One day only! Rain or shine! 7/11,10am-4pm. Tour 8 stone houses 230-330 years old in this National Historic Landmark Dutch village founded in 1661. Costumed guides. 1776 militia encampment., working blacksmith, colonial-era crafts for children and adults, Native American Dancers.Music. Sojourner Truth presentation. Quilt raffle. Cafeteria. Free parking. Admission: $ 20/ students and seniors, $15/ children 6-12, $2, children 5 and under, free. Adult/senior and student tickets receive $2 coupon for cafeteria. Stone House, 11 Main St. Hurley, 845-331-4121.

Exhibition: Professional Baseball. exhibition of some two dozen original manuscript pages and artifacts relating to the development and early history of baseball in the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Exhibits through 8/31. Info: TheKarpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh.

River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home (Tuesdays - Sundays, thru 11/1). This groundbreaking exhibition featuring 28 contemporary artists at two historic settings is a joint exhibition between The Olana Partnership and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. or 518-828-1872. Olana, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson.

Let the Games Begin! Mid-Hudson Library System’s Battle of the Books. The team is open to tweens and teens entering grades 6 through 9 and meets at 4pm alternating Tuesdays to discuss the books and practice for the competition. Info: 845-758-3241 Red Hook PublicLibrary, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, free.

Sunflower Arts Festival (8/8, 10am til dusk). A one-day art, music, and community festival. A live art experience, where artists of all ages& capabilities will turn blank canvases into an explosion of color & creativity.Live music & food. Admission is free, donationto St Jude’s appreciated. Info: 843-419-5219 or Tuthill House at the Mill, Gardiner.

Sign Up Now! Photographing the Nude in Nature with Dan McCormack. Oer four Saturdays this summer: July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 from 10am-4pm. Participants can sign up for a single session or for the entire series. Info: 845-255-1559. Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain RestRd, New Paltz, $150 /session, $450 /all.

33rd Annual DeLisio Memorial Golf Tournament. (7/11) The largest fundraiser for Special Olympics of New York, Hudson Valley Region. Info: or 845-339-4600. Woodstock Golf Club, Woodstock.

Register Now! Dance, Movement Program Comes to Camphill Ghent Via PS21 in July. Dances For A Variable Population (DVP) will kick off a weeklong dance workshop called Movement Speaks® 7/6-7/10 in the Culture Hall at Camphill Ghent, 2542 Rt 66, Chatham. The event is free and open to the community. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Interested participants should call Camphill Ghent at 518-392-2760 to make a reservation for one session or multiple classes. Info:

Register Now: Vietnamese Speaking Retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery (7/15-7/19). A mindfulness practice center in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Enjoy sitting, walking, and eating meditation, talks by senior monastics, and simply being together. Reg or info on otherprograms: or 845-213-1785. Blue Cliff Monastery, 3 Mindfulness Rd, Pine Bush.

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (6/9-9/1) presents in repertory: The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Arabian Nights, An Iliad, The Tempest. Info: hvshakespeare.or 845-265-9575. Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison.

Sign-Up Now! Panorama 2015: Summer Programs for youth. AWeekly themed adventures 9am-3pm; Prices vary & member discounts do not apply. Ages 5-13.Camp topics include Art, Environmental Science, Farm life, and Literature and all use Olana’s history, collection, house, and landscape for invention & exploration, play & learning; visit for full camp descriptions and details. Pre-registration required. Daily M-F, Still taking applications for week of July 13 and 27, week of July 6 closed. Info: Olana, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson.

Woodstock Trails Friday Night Hikes. Meet 6pm at the Community Center on Rock City Rd. Dress appropriately for the weather (possibly light rain-gear), wear good hiking shoes, bring water and insect-repellent, as desired. A flashlight or a headlamp are a must. Only heavy rain or thunderstorm cancels. Group-hike rate of $10./person. Dogs on leash only. To register , or for more info., contact Dave Holden -845-594-4863 [email protected] Like Woodstock Trails on Facebook.

Audition Notice: Sunrise at Campobello, portraying FDR’s struggle with polio after his 1921 diagnosis, and his decision to continue his political career. Dates:  Sat,7/25, 1pm and 7/ 26, at 7pm. The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck. Needed: Adults aged 20 – 60, boys aged 6 – 14, a girl aged 16. Readings will be from the script. All parts are open. No appointment necessary. Bring:  Your personal schedule/calendar and be prepared to list all of your conflicts. Performance dates: 10/2 – 10/11. For further information: [email protected].

The 4th Annual Joshua Persico Memorial Golf Tournament (7/11, 10:30am). Email: joshpersico [email protected]. Proceeds will introduce the game of golf and all its life lessons to young boys and girls from local community organizations. Golf & dinner -$120/pp or$480/ foursome (includes a donation), dinner only $50/pp (includes donation). Info & tix 845-246-0731. Lazy Swan Golf Club, Saugerties.

Tai Chi/Chi Gung: Tuesday Mornings, 10:15-11:15am or Wednesday Evenings 6:15-7:15pm. $10 per class or $25 per month! Over 30yrs exp. Info: 845-389-2431 or michael@whitecranehallcom. White Crane Hall, 77 Cornell St, Kingston.

Sign Up Now! Writing Into History - A Young Writers’ Program. For ages 12 to 16. 7/20-7/24, 9am-3pm. Info: Scholarships are available 845-257-2847. Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historic Sites, Hyde Park, $295.

Workshop Registration Open for 2015 Summer/Fall Classes. Info: [email protected] or 845-679-9957. Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker St, Woodstock.

Register Now! New Genesis Day Camps. In 2015, the camps are offered for three age groups: 7-12 years (6/29-7/12), 12-14 years (7/13-7/26), and 14-17 years (7/27-8/9). For more information, visit New Genesis Productions, West Shokan.

Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association Testing. You need to be at least 18 years of age and pass the swim test which consists of a 500 yard swim that includes 25 yards each of the crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and backstroke plus 3 minutes treading water. For more particulars and an application, go to our website at: will be at 5:30pm, 6/28,7/ 12, 7/19 & 7/ 26. The final test will be 8/2. All tests are held at the Moriello Pool ($3 pool entrance fee, cash only) located on Mulberry Street 1 block east of Route 32, 1 mile north of New Paltz. The membership fee is $20.

Exhibit: Linear Life. Featuring the work of Sheri Warshauer and Irwin Berman. Exhibit will display thru 7/19. Open Monday through Saturday from 11am - 5pm, Sundays from 12- 5pm, closed on Wednesdays.WFG Gallery,31 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, 845-679-6003.

Register Now! Summer Theatre Institute. The Institute is for students interested in learning more about theatre performance and production. Info: 845-339-2025 or SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, $450.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic: 10am-2pm, every Thursday. TARA Clinic, 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown. For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only. No appointment needed. Cash only. One-year rabies vaccine, $10; 3-year rabies vaccine with written proof of current vaccination, $15; distemper vaccine, $15; canine heartworm/lyme test, $25. Other low-cost services available. Visit for complete service list.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats: $70 per cat includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, nail trim. Info: 845-343-1000.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Dogs: by appointment only every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at TARA’s stationary clinic in Middletown. Males $120 and up; Females $150 and up; rabies vaccine included. 845-343-1000.




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  1. Cassatt String Quartet performs
    at Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, New York
    Sunday, July 19, 2022 at 4pm

    The internationally celebrated Cassatt String Quartet will perform on Sunday, July 19, 2022 at 4pm at Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, NY. Established in 1985, and celebrating their 30th anniversary season, the Cassatt String Quartet has collaborated with a vast array of artists and Pulitzer-prize winning composers. Named three times by The New Yorker magazine’s Best Of The Year CD Selection, the Cassatt has recorded over twenty-five commercial releases for the Koch, Naxos, New World, Albany and CRI Labels and can be found on YouTube.

    The concert will feature Joan Tower Incandescent for String Quartet, Peter Schickele Quartet No. 1, American Dreams, and Franz Schubert Death and the Maiden.

    For further information access: or call (845) 679-8217

    • General admission: $25., Students with valid ID: $5., Children under 12: Free when accompanies by an adult; Reserved (assigned) seats: $40 or $50 (depending on the event); a limited number of reserved seats are available only in advance and online by credit card or by phone 24 hours; Rock Bottom: “Pay-what-you-can” seating. Bring your own chair or blanket.

    The hall is wheelchair and walker accessible. To purchase tickets, go to the schedule page and click on the concert you wish. You will be directed to the order form. Or: 24 Hours Phone 800-595-4TIX [4849].

    More about the Cassatt String Quartet:

    Acclaimed as one of America’s outstanding ensembles, the Manhattan based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East, with appearances at New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Tanglewood Music Theater, the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the Theatre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and Maeda Hall in Tokyo. The Quartet has been presented on major radio stations such as National Public Radio’s Performance Today, Boston’s WGBH, New York’s WQXR and WNYC, and on Canada’s CBC Radio and Radio France.

    “… an undulant, lyrical and insightful performance…” by the Cassatt Quartet was recently cited in The New York Times. The 2014-2015 season highlights include their debut at the Beijing Modern Music Festival and concerts in Chiba, Japan, appearances at the NY Botanical Gardens, Tenri Cultural Center, Bargemusic, Mohonk Mountain House, Maverick Concerts and the Westchester Chamber Society (NY), Music Mountain and Treetops Chamber Series (CT), the Seal Bay Festival (ME) and their annual Cassatt in the Basin! educational chamber music residency (TX).

    Named three times by The New Yorker magazine’s Best Of…CD Selection, they have over thirty CDs and YouTube postings. They are named for the celebrated American impressionist painter Mary Cassatt.

    Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has recently awarded the Cassatt String Quartet a coveted grant to help support their engagements across the globe as part of the 2015 USArtists International (USAI) program. USAI is the only national initiative in the United States solely devoted to promoting the excellence and diversity of American performing arts abroad. The program works to strengthen the creative and professional development of American artists through participation at important international festivals and performing arts markets. The program is made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Engagements supported through the program provide American performing artists the opportunity to exchange ideas and practices with their counterparts around the world, and sustain their careers through exposure to new audiences and access to the international marketplace.

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