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: https://www.bluecliffmonastery.org or 845-213-1785. Blue Cliff Monastery, 3 Mindfulness Rd, Pine Bush.
Phoenicia Art Studio Tour (7/18-19, 11am-5pm). Open Studios. Over 30 Studios, galleries, art parks and events on a free self-guided tour through the town of Shandaken. Pick up free catalog & map at places all over Shandaken, or go to website: https://www.ShandakenArt.com .
Mid Hudson ADK Outing: Fishkill Creek Clean-Out & Paddle. Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9PM) or [email protected]. Bring lunch, water & work gloves. Useful tools include: loppers, axes. Contact leader for meeting time & place. Info: https://www.MidHudsonADK.org.
Rhinebeck’s Third Saturday Arts Walk, 7pm closing time. Info: 845-516-4435 or https://www.betsyjacarusoartist.com. Betsy Jacauso Gallery, The Courtyard, 43 East Market St, Rhinebeck.
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 orwww.irishartsweekeastdurham.org.
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 https://www.greyfoxbluegrass.com/festival. Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Rd (off County Route 22), Oak Hill.
7:30AM Waterman Bird Club Field Trip: Dutchess Rail Trail. Plan to carry lunch. Call: Adrienne @ 845-264-2015. Web: https://www.watermanbirdclub.org. Parking lot, Diddell Rd, Wappingers Falls.
8AM-5PM HITS-on-the-Hudson IV: Equestrian Grand Prix. World-class equestrian show jumping. Info: 845-246-5515 or https://www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny—2. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Ave Ext, Saugerties, free.
8AM-4PM Mid Hudson ADK Outing: Overlook Mountain. Leader:Mike Phipps (Cell: 646.373.5891 email: [email protected]). Difficult hike. Bring 3+ liters of water, nutritious trail snacks and lunch.. Contact leader for meeting time & place. Info: https://www.MidHudsonADK.org.Meads Mountain Road Trailhead, Parking Lot, Woodstock.
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 Pawling Farmers’ Market. Info:845-855-0633. Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling.
9AM-2PM Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. Info: 845-229-9336. 4390 Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
9AM-1PM Millerton Farmers’ Market. Info: 518-789-4259. Main St (at Railroad Plaza), Millerton.
9AM-1PM Millbrook Farmers’ Market. Info: 845-592-2945. Front St & Franklin Ave, Millbrook.
9AM-2PM Kingston Farmers’ Market. 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.
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.
9:30AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Dazzling Dragonflies. Learn all about dragonfly anatomy, behavior and identification. Info: https://www.hhnm.org or call 845-534-5506, x 204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $7, $5 /child.
10AM-12PM Ikebana Lesson. Flower Arrangement Lesson, instructor: Suzumi Adams. Reservation required by Friday 12 noon. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz, $25.
10AM-3PM Hudson Valley Farmers’ Market Sponsored by Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest. Info: https://www.greigfarm.com/hudson-valley-farmers-market.html. Greig Farm, Pitcher Ln, Red Hook.
10AM-12PM Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main Street, Stone Ridge, 845-687-7023.
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.
10AM-6PM Thunder in the Valley Inter Tribal Pow-Wow. Info: 845-254-4238. Big Indian Valley Park, 8293 Rt. 28, Big Indian.
10AM-2PM Saugerties Farmers’ Market. Offering fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry, fish; herbs, eggs, cheeses; breads, baked goods (including gluten free); honey, maple syrup, jams, pickles, mushrooms; plants, cut flowers; soaps, lotions; on-site Café.Info: 845-246-6491. 115 Main St, Saugerties.
10:30AM The Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim. River Pool at Beacon Inc. hosts the event raising funds for maintenance and operation of the River Pool located off the north shore of Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park. Reg reqr’d. Info: https://www.riverpool.org.
10:30AM-12PM Read to Zoey! Come meet Zoey, a registered Reading Therapy toy poodle and Debbie Lee, her handler. Children can read aloud to Zoey to gain confidence and skills.Info: 845-246-4317 or saugertiespubliclibrary.org. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.
10:30AM-11:30AM Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Sponsored by The Kingston Women in Black. Meet outside Cornell St PO, Kingston, 845-339-0637.
11AM-11:30AM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Secrets of Minnewaska:-Get to Know Your Park Preserve. An informative introduction to Minnewaska, including a short walk to points of interest in the vicinity of the Nature Center. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State ParkPreserve, Nature Center, Gardiner, $10 /car.
11AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Dazzling Dragon Flies. Learn all about dragonfly anatomy, behavior and identification. Info: https://www.hhnm.org or call 845-534-5506, x 204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $7, $5 /child.
11AM-7PM Phoenicia Art Studio Tour : Phoenicia Flea Market. Info: 845-688-7871. Pick up free catalog & map at places all over Shandaken, or go to website: https://www.ShandakenArt.com . Graham & Co, 80 State Route 214, Phoenicia.
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 https://www.fohk.org. Friends of Historic Kingston, corner Wall-Main St, Kingston, $5, $2 /16 & under.
11AM-5PM Phoenicia Art Studio Tour 2015: Free self guided art tour will span the entire town of Shandaken from Mount Tremper to Pine Hill, with more than 30 artist studios, galleries, exhibitions and events. Info: https://www.ShandakenArt.com Phoenicia.
11AM-5PM Phoenicia Art Studio Tour: Mount Tremper - Open Studios (7/18-7/19, 11am-5pm). Sculpture installations “See Eye See” at Catskill Interpretive Center on Rt 28 in Mt. Tremper Info: https://www.ShandakenArt.com or 845-688-2977.
11AM-5PM Phoenicia Art Studio Tour: Highmount - Open Studios (7/18-7/19, 11am-5pm). Galli-Curci mansion grounds along Rt. 49A in Highmount. Info: https://www.ShandakenArt.com or 845-688-2977.
11AM Young People’s Concert: Bari Koral Family Band. Info: 845-679-8217 or https://www.maverickconcert.org. Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock, $5 /accompanying adults, free /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 Rosendale Street Festival. All day festival. Bands, food and fun. Info: https://www.rosendalestreetfestival.ning.com. Rosendale.
12:30PM-6:30PM Tarot Readings with Stephanie. Every Saturday. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $40 /30mintes, $25 /15 minutes.
1PM-4PM Mystery Box: Student Artists at Work (Saturday & Sundays thru 8/30). Gallery has been transformed into an experimental work space for Bard College students who have been selected to experiment with “research-based” art-making practices at Olana. Info:www.olana.org or 518-828-1872. Olana, Coachman’s House Gallery, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson.
1:30PM-2PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Secrets of Minnewaska: Get to Know Your Park Preserve. An informative introduction to Minnewaska, including a short walk to points of interest in the vicinity of the Nature Center. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State ParkPreserve, Nature Center, Gardiner, $10 /car.
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 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 https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu. Bard College, LUMA Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.
2PM-7PM Tantillo’s LobsterFest . An afternoon of fresh, delicious food, music, games, and fun on the farm. Rain or shine. Reservations suggested. Info: 845-256-9109 or https://www.tantillosfarm.com/LobsterFest. Tantillo’s Farm, 730 State Route 208, Gardiner, $25 /1 lobster.
2PM The Winter’s Tale. Play by William Shakespeare. Directed by Melania Levitsky. Info: https://www.wtdtheater.org. Hawthorne Valley School Hall, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, $30, $15.
3PM-5PM Build Your Own Terrarium. Materials will be provided. You will work on the floor, with dirt, rocks, and plants. Pre-registration is required by 7/16. Info: https://www.olana.org or 518-828-1872. Olana, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson, $15 /child, free /accompanying adults.
3PM 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 RipTheMusical.com. The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $26.
4PM Salute to Our Veterans Fireworks Spectacular. Bring a picnic or buy from the food vendors. K104 will be streaming music, as well as, live music. Fireworks go off at dusk. Special accommodations will be provided for Veterans. Info: https://www.orangecountygov.com or 845- 615-3830. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery.
5PM Bard SummerScape Film Series: “Reinventing Mexico” Los Olvidados. Luis Bu¤uel, 1950, Mexico, 80 minutes. Info: 845-758-7900 or https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/ Bard College, Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, $10.
5PM-9PM Beacon Second Saturday. Join a city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month where galleries and shops stay open until 9pm, most of which are right along Main Street. Art exhibits from around the globe, the event oftenincludes free gallery talks, live music, & wine tasting. Info:Beaconarts.org. Main Street, Beacon.
5PM-6:30PM Book Reading: Tim Powers. Author of Chronicles in History. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties.
5:30PM-7PM Say Cheese! with Olde Hudson and Dish Hudson. Welcome to a world of small batch, regional, mostly fresh cheese—products of the adventurous cottage industries. Proceeds of the series will benefit the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library. Reg reqr’d. Info:www.armory.hudsonarealibrary.org. Dish Hudson, 103 Warren St, Hudson, $20, $35 /both events.
6PM-8PM Opening Reception: “Abstraction.” Featuring a group exhibit showcasing abstract art, photography, and sculpture. Show runs thru 8/23. Info: 518-828-1915 or [email protected]. Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St, Hudson.
6PM Celebrate FarmOn! Foundation’s 5th Anniversary! with Celebrity Chef Jonathan Wright from Rainbow Room. The event will feature live and silent auctions, live music. Tickets: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software. Empire Farm, 556 Empire Rd, Copake, $165.
6PM-8PM Phoenicia Art Studio Tour: Opening Reception. Info: 845-688-2142. Pick up free catalog & map at places all over Shandaken, or go to website: https://www.ShandakenArt.com . Arts Upstairs, 60 Main Street, Phoenicia.
7PM The Roots of American Dance. Mountain Top Summer Residency Performance. Info: https://www.23Arts.org. Orpheum Theater, Tannersville.
7PM Movies With Spirit: “As It Is in Heaven.” Swedish with English subtitles. Not rated. Info: 845-389-9201. Temple Emanuel, 243 Albany Ave, Kingston, $5.
7PM Live @ The Falcon: Lindsey Webster & The Big Ass Band CD Release! Opener: John DeRosalia Info: https://www.liveatthefalcon.com or 845- 236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.
7PM-9PM Jazz, Blues and Funky Stuff. Every Saturday, 7-9pm. Info: 845-255-1234 or https://www.villagemarketandeatery.com. Village Market & Eatery, Main St, Gardiner.
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 Rosendale Street Festival. Deni Bonet. Genre: folkrock. Info: wwww.rosendalestreetfestival.ning.com Rosendale Street Festival, Main St, Rosendale.
7:30PM The Winter’s Tale. Play by William Shakespeare. Directed by Melania Levitsky. Info: https://www.wtdtheater.org. Hawthorne Valley School Hall, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, $30, $15.
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 https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu. Bard College, LUMA Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.
7:30PM Swing Dance ( 7/18 & 8/1). $10 admission includes basic lesson at7:30pm and a bonus move or performance at 9pm w/ instructors Linda and Chester Freeman.Takes place every month 1st Sat(except July). Info: https://www.got2lindy.com or 845-236-3939. MAC Fitness, 743 East Chester (Rt 9W), Kingston.
7:30PM-10:30PM Third Saturday Contra Dance. Bill Fischer calling & music by Wry Bred. Info: https://www.hudsonvalleydance.org/ or 845-473-7050. Admission $10/5 full time students. St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie.
7:30PM-10PM Live Music: Maiko Hata & Friends. Jazz. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz, $5 /suggested donation.
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: https://www.likedrowning.brownpapertickets.com. Lobbyat the Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh, $15, $10 /senior/student.
7:30PM “The Hollow.” Agatha Christie’s murder mystery. Info: 845-331-2476 or https://www.coachhouseplayers.org. Coach House Theater, 12 Augusta St, Kingston, $20, $18 /senior, $18 /12 & under.
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 The Language Archive. Play by Julia Cho. The Language Archive is an exploration into how language can sometimes be our greatest obstacle in communication. Info: 845-298-1491. Falls Theater, 2681 West Main St, Wappingers Falls.
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, Poughkeepsie.
8PM Moon Over Buffalo. Classic comedy by Ken Ludwig. Info: 845-647-5511. Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $39.
8PM “Come On Beacon, Let’s Dance!” Light refreshments served. Info: 845-765-0667 or 845-831-4988. Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, $10.
8PM “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Adapted for the Stage by Jeremy Sams. Info: https://www.woodstockplayhouse.org/#!chitty-chitty-bang-bang-summer-2015/cgb5. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, $40 /golden circle, $36 /blue, $32/green.
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 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 RipTheMusical.com. The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $26.
8PM Maverick Concert: Jazz at the Maverick - Eldar Djangirov Trio. Info: 845-679-8217 or https://www.maverickconcert.org. Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock, $40 /reserved seating, $25 /gen adm.
8:30PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Cabaret: Weimar New York. Info: 845-758-7900 or https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape. Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, $65, $25.
10PM-12:30AM Bard SummerScape 2015: After Hours with Justin and Friends: DJ Jonjon Battles. Info: 845-758-7900 or https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson.