Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 9-18)

Friday 7/17

21st Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week (7/12-7/18). A week of classes by Master Teachers in a wide range of Irish dance, music, history, language and crafts. Classes run all week. Various locations within the East Durham Community East Durham. Info: 518-634-2286

Vietnamese Speaking Retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery (7/15-7/19). Enjoy sitting, walking, and eating meditation, talks by senior monastics, and simply being together. Info: or 845-213-1785. Blue Cliff Monastery, 3 Mindfulness Rd, Pine Bush.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (7/16-19). 40+ Bands. 5 Stages. Workshops. Emerging Artist Showcase. Dancing. Children’s Performers. Bluegrass Academy for Kids. Camping. Jamming. Food & Craft Vendors. Info: 315-404-5738 or Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Rd (off County Route 22), Oak Hill.

8AM-5PM HITS-on-the-Hudson IV: Equestrian Grand Prix. World-class equestrian show jumping. Info: 845-246-5515 or—2. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Ave Ext, Saugerties, free.

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.

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 Be Happy, Get Crafty! Drop by the library between 12:30 and 2:30 pm to create a craft to take home. Ages 6 and up. Info: 845-246-4317 or Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

12:30PM-6:30PM Intuitive Guidance and Spirit Readings with Maureen. Every Friday. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. 845-679-2100. $30 for 25 minutes; $40 for 45 minute reading. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $40 /30mintes, $25 /15 minutes.

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

4:30PM-5:30PM Lego Club. Every Friday. All ages, with parents. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

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 412-508-0800 or’s Waterfront, Lower Broadway, from Spring Street to The Strand, Kingston.

5PM-6:30PM Storytelling with Janet Carter. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties.

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

6PM-9PM Hudson Valley Bluegrass Boys. No cover. Info: 845-687-9794. Lekker, 3928 Main St, Stone Ridge.

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-9PM Phoenicia Art Studio Tour: “Word of Mouth” - Live Storytelling at Mama’s Boy Park (Phoenicia Arts Upstairs in case of rain). Pick up free catalog & map at places all over Shandaken, or go to website: . Mama’s Boy, Phoenicia.

7PM-10PM Open Mic with Mike Herman. Info: 845-254-5469. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill.

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-9PM History at Our Doorstep. The Minisink Trail, a slide show on the amazing Native American history of what we call Route 209. RSVP. Info: [email protected] or 845-266-9231.. Sustainable Living Resource Center, 150 Cottekill Rd, Cottekill, $20.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Jeffery Gaines - Solo Acoustic. Info: or 845- 236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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

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 “The Hollow.” Agatha Christie’s murder mystery. Info: 845-331-2476 or Coach House Theater, 12 Augusta St, Kingston, $20, $18 /senior, $18 /12 & under.

7:30PM The Winter’s Tale. Play by William Shakespeare. Directed by Melania Levitsky. Info: Hawthorne Valley School Hall, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, $30, $15.

7:30PM Phoenicia Art Studio Tour:Jazz night at Phoenicia Arts Upstairs, July 16, 7:30 pm ($6). Info: or 845-688-2977.

7:30PM Like Drowning. A complex, funny look at the nature of unrequited love and the bonds of friendship and devotion that somehow manage to withstand turmoil and time. Written by Orange County resident Brian C. Petti. Info: Lobbyat the Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh, $15, $10 /senior/student.

8PM Moon Over Buffalo. Classic comedy by Ken Ludwig. Info: 845-647-5511. Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $39.

8PM Rip! The Musical. A new musical valentine to the Hudson Valley based on Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle, celebrating life, love and home. Info: 845-876-3080 or The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $26.

8PM Grounded . Play by George Brant. One-woman new play about a hot-rod fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Info: 845-298-1491. Falls Theater, 2681 West Main St, Wappingers Falls.

8PM Our Country’s Good . Play by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Info: 845-679-0154. Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Rd, Woodstock, $25, $20 /senior/student.

8PM A Musical Feast with the Aston Magna Ensemble: “Eternal Seasons, “ offers Vivaldi’s The Four. The season’s final event. Info: 888- 492-1283 or Bard College, Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson, $30.

8PM Vassar & New York Stage and Film 2015 Season: The Last Match. Written by Anna Ziegler. Directed by Gaye Upchurch Taylor. Advance reservations required. Info: 845-437-5599 or https://[email protected]. The Susan Stein Shiva Theater, 124 Raymond Ave, New Paltz.

8PM “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Adapted for the Stage by Jeremy Sams. Info:!chitty-chitty-bang-bang-summer-2015/cgb5. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, $40 /golden circle, $36 /blue, $32/green.

8PM Vassar & New York Stage and Film 2015 Season: Loving v. Virginia. A new musical with book and lyrics by Marcus Gardley, music composition by Justin Ellington. Directed and additional lyrics by Patricia McGregor. Advance reservations required. Info:845-437-5599 or https://[email protected]. The Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, $30.

8PM Neil Young & Promise of the Real Rebel with special guest: Puss N Boots featuring Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson & Catherine Popper. $52.00 for general admission lawn. Info:, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Pavilion Amphitheater, Bethel.

8:30PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Cabaret: Weimar New York. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, $65, $25.

8:30PM Movies Under the Stars 2015: The Monuments Men. (PG-13). Bring your chair or a blanket and don’t forget the snacks! Alcohol and tobacco are prohibited. Wall St, Kingston, free.

9PM-11PM Summertime Play with The Kurt Henry Parlour Band. Info: 845-246-6222. Main Street Restaurant, 244 Main St, Saugerties.

10PM-12:30AM Bard SummerScape 2015: After Hours with Justin and Friends: DJ Jonjon Battles. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-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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