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

Sunday 7/12

Last Waltz New Paltz - Multi-Class Reunion of New Paltz High School students of the classes of the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. 7/10 -7/12. For information, call Denise Luczai Shelton at 510-508-2603 and visit https://www.nphsboomerreunion.com. New Paltz.

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.

6AM 25th Annual Hot-Air Balloon Festival Mass launches are planned from the Dutchess County Airport. There will also be moon-glows planned during the evening hours. Info: 845-451-4100 Waryas Park, 1 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

8AM Antique and Classic Car Show. View more than 300 antique and classic cars staged on the Estate’s elegant grounds. Arrive by 2pm for the best viewing. Info: 845-454-4500. Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, $8, free /under 6.

9AM-1:30PM Day of Mindfulness at Blue Cliff Monastery. mindfulness practice center in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Listen to a talk on mindfulness, practice walking meditation in the woods, and enjoy a mindful lunch. Info: https://www.bluecliffmonastery.org or845-213-1785. Blue Cliff Monastery, 3 Mindfulness Rd, Pine Bush.

9AM-5PM 4th Annual Plein Air Paint-out & Festival: Creating Landscapes within the Landscape(7/9-7/12). Festival of artists working on-site, “meet the artists” reception, exhibition, award ceremony and a live auction, as well as an artist tent sale, today 10-2pm. Info: https://www.olana.org or 518-828-1872.Olana State Historic Site, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson.

9AM-4PM The Woodstock Jewish Congregation’s 2015 Annual Yard Sale. All proceeds from the sale of these items goes to the WJC education fund. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock.

9:30AM-1:30PM Day of Mindfulness at Blue Cliff Monastery. A mindfulness practice center in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Listen to a talk on mindfulness, practice walking meditation in the woods, and enjoy a mindful lunch. Info: https://www.bluecliffmonastery.org or845-213-1785. Blue Cliff Monastery, 3 Mindfulness Rd, Pine Bush.

10AM-2PM Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market. 61 East Market St, Rhinebeck.

10AM-2PM Rosendale Farmers’ Market. Locally produced vegetables, fruits, meat, jams, baked goods, cheeses & sauerkrauts. Live acoustic music (11-1) and children’s activities at every market. Info: [email protected]. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale.

10AM-3PM New Paltz Farmers’ Market. 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz.

10AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Hummingbirds. Through a visual presentation, learn about hummingbird anatomy and adaptations, plus how easy it is to attract hummingbirds to your yard. Take a walk with Pam to identify plants that attract Hummingbirds. Info:845-534-5506, ext. 204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $7, $5 /child.

10AM-2PM Ellenville Farmers’ Market. Rain or shine. Info: 845-647-4620 corner of Market and Center streets, Ellenville.

10AM OC Audubon Birding Field Trip: Bring your wildflower and/or butterfly book. Leader: Lynn 845-744-6047. Free and open to the public. Info: https://www.orangecountynyaudubon.com. Birnberg Preserve, Greycourt Rd, Chester.

10:30AM-12PM Life Without Pressure. A Weekend Teaching (7/10-7/12). Teacher: Lama Karma Drodhul. Lama Karma offers simple ways to find contentment and cherish the compassion that ultimately brings joy.Price: Full Weekend Registration $120 Single Sessions $30). Meals and overnight accommodations available at KTD’s usual rates. For reservations or info, call 845-679-5906 x3. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mt. Rd, Woodstock.

10:30AM-12:30PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Sunday. Sitting and walking meditation with short teaching and discussion from Pema Chodron books or video. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 orwww.skylake.shambhala.org. Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

11AM-4PM Monastery Vinegar Festival. Info: https://www.ourladyoftheresurrectionmonastery.webs.com. Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery, 246 Barmore Rd, LaGrangeville.

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-6PM Raminator @ Sawyer Motors. the Ram Truck brand sponsored monster truck, and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSr record holder for the Fastest Speed for a Monster Truck. check out Raminator up close, and grab a photo and autograph with the Hall Brothers Racing team! SawyerMotors, 166 Ulster Ave, Saugerties.

11AM-4PM Local Artisan and Farm Shop. Locally roasted coffee, local hand crafted wines, florist style flowers, basil, kombucha, soaps. Info: [email protected]. Creative Co-op, 402 Main St, Rosendale.

11:30AM Presentation: Andree Aelion Brooks, Journalist & Author. The Amazing Life of Do¤a Gracia Nasi. Bagel breakfast 11:30am. Presentation 11:30-12:3pm. Tour at 12:45pm. Info: https://www.gomez.org or 845-236-3126. The Gomez Mill House, 11 Mill House Rd, Marlboro.

12PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Fernando Rubio: Everything by my side. Info: 845-758-7900 or https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape. Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, $5.

12:30PM-6:30PM Astro-Tarot Readings with Diane. Every Sunday at Mirabai. A unique and deeply revelatory combination of Tarot and Astrology. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30 /AstroTarot, $60

1PM-3PM Pallet Puppet Theatre offers Spanish Puppet Lesson. Ongoing on Sundays, 1-3pm. Materials for kids provided. The Green Palette, 215 Main Street inside of the Medusa Antique Center Building, New Paltz.

1PM-3PM Chakras, Color and Creativity Workshop with Susan Shanti Gibian. Using the ancient chakra system as a guide, participants will create a watercolor painting with a focus on color and energy. Registration is required and can be done online at unisonarts.org. Info: 845-255-1559. Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $25, $5 /material.

1PM-2PM Silent Peace Vigil by Woodstock Women in Black. Info: 845-679-7148 or [email protected]. Village Green, Tinker St, Woodstock.

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.

1PM-5PM “Meet the Artists.” Meet Ila Ahuja (7/11) and meet Stephen Childress (7/12). Unframed Artists Gallery, 173 Hugenot St, New Paltz.

1PM “Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg. “ 90-minute film by Aviva Kempner about Molly Goldberg, radio and TV star of the 1920s-50s who got her start in Fleischmanns where she was known as Tillie Edelstein. Info: https://www.mtownhistory.org. Historical Society of Middletown, 778 Cementery Rd, Margaretville.

1PM-6PM 12th Annual Sawyer Motors Car Show. Village streets of Main & Partition are shut down to traffic and filled with over 500 cars . Live entertainment and a cause that hit home for all of us.   Fifty trophies are awarded . Free. Main & Partition Streets, Saugerties. Info: https://www.sawyermotorscarshow.com or   845-246-4560.

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-5PM Sangria Festival. Sample Sangrias made with red wine and local fruit. Live music both days. Jumping castle for the kids. Bonfire at dusk. Info: 845-255-9463, or https://www.robiberofamilyvineyards.com/Events.php Robibero Family Vineyards, 714 Albany Post Rd, New Paltz.

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 Vassar & New York Stage and Film 2015 Season: The Unbuilt City. A new play by Keith Bunin. Directed by Sean Mathias. Advance reservations required. Info: 845-437-5599 or https://[email protected]. The Powerhouse Theater, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, $40.

2PM “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.

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.

2PM Vassar & New York Stage and Film 2015 Season: Rain. A new musical based on the short story by Somerset Maugham. Book by Sybille Pearson. Music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. Directed by Barry Edelstein. Advance reservations required. Info: 845-437-5599or https://[email protected]. The Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, $30.

2PM-3PM Rhinebeck Culinary Crawl - Guided Walking/Tasting Tour. Includes a farmers market, with food and beverage tastings from local artisans, and tales of history and culture. These food tour events run every Sunday through the end of October. $45, $25/children. RSVP on facebook.

2PM “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.

2PM The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015. Family Photographs: A Discussion and Workshop. Participants bring a few of their own family photographs and think about what stories their family photos tell. RSVP to [email protected]. SUNY New Paltz, The Dorsky Museum, New Paltz.

2PM Hairspray. Info: 518-392-9292; https://www.machaydntheatre.org. May-Hayden Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, $31.

2PM Moon Over Buffalo. Classic comedy by Ken Ludwig. Info: 845-647-5511. Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $34.

2PM Our Country’s Good . Play by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Info: 845-679-0154. Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Rd, Woodstock, $25, $20 /senior/student.

2PM Indian Classical Music. with Steve Gorn and Samir Chatterjee. Performance Space for the 21st Century, Chatham.

2:30PM-4PM Life Without Pressure. A Weekend Teaching (7/10-7/12). Teacher: Lama Karma Drodhul. Lama Karma offers simple ways to find contentment and cherish the compassion that ultimately brings joy.Price: Full Weekend Registration $120 Single Sessions $30). Meals and overnight accommodations available at KTD’s usual rates. For reservations or info, call 845-679-5906 x3. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mt. Rd, Woodstock.

3PM Taiko Masala. Taiko Drumming with Taiko Masala - this concert will take place in the Widow Jane Mine as a benefit for The Century House Historical Society. Bring a folding chair. Info: https://www.centuryhouse.org. Widow Jane Mine, Snyder Estate, 668 Route 213, Rosendale, $20.

3PM Shake the Dust. A Hip-hop documentary. A fresh documentary about the power of community, dance, and hip-hop as tools for positive social change. Info: https://www.rosendaletheatre.org or 845-658-8989. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale, $10, $6 /12 & under.

3PM-5PM Artist Reception - Botanical Watercolors by Aline Dickstein. Info: 845-255-1255 or https://www.gardinerlibrary.org. The Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Tnpk, Gardiner.

3PM-5PM New World Home Cooking Restaurant presents its 28th Monthly Art Show Opening Reception. On view will be the precisely rendered country landscapes (including barns and houses) of painter Chu-ck Howland. Also on display will be many new sculptures by assemblageartist Lenny Kislin. New World Home Cooking, Rt 212, Saugerties, 845-679-8117.

3PM Seussical, the Musical. Info: 845-876-3080 or https://www.centerforperformingarts.org. Center for Performing Arts, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck, $27, $25 /senior/child.

4PM Michael Doucet, Cajun fiddler. RSVP - [email protected] or845-626-1531. Accord Train Station, 9 Tow Path Rd, Accord, $25.

4PM Maverick Concert: Cypress String Quartet. Info: 845-679-8217 or https://www.maverickconcert.org. Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock, $40 /reserved seating, $25 /gen adm.

4PM Michael Doucet. Cajun fiddler. Reservations: [email protected] or 845-626-1531. Accord Train Station, 9 Toe Path Rd, Accord, $25.

4PM-6PM Woodstock Community Drum Circle. Hosted by Birds of a Feather. Singers & dancers are all welcome. Bring your drums and percussion instruments. On-going on Sundays, 4-6pm. No experience necessary. Free. Village Green, Woodstock.

5PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Fernando Rubio: Everything by my side. Info: 845-758-7900 or https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape. Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, $5.

7PM Vassar & New York Stage and Film 2015 Season: The Unbuilt City. A new play by Keith Bunin. Directed by Sean Mathias. Advance reservations required. Info: 845-437-5599 or https://[email protected]. The Powerhouse Theater, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, $40.

7PM Bard SummerScape Film Series: “Reinventing Mexico” Land Without Bread and Simon of the Desert. Land Without Bread; Luis Bu¤uel, 1933, Spain, 30 minutes. Simon of the DesertLuis Bu¤uel, 1965, Mexico, 45 minutes. Info: 845-758-7900 or https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/ Bard College, Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, $10.

7PM Hairspray. Info: 518-392-9292; https://www.machaydntheatre.org. May-Hayden Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, $34.

7PM Vassar & New York Stage and Film 2015 Season: Rain. A new musical based on the short story by Somerset Maugham. Book by Sybille Pearson. Music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. Directed by Barry Edelstein. Advance reservations required. Info: 845-437-5599or https://[email protected]. The Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, $30.

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.

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

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    Date: Saturdays and Sundays June 6-October 3, 11AM-4PM
    Price: $20.00
    Location: Bronx Zoo 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10460

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