Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 16-25)

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

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, 141 Co Rd 22, Oak Hill.

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.

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-6PM Family Movie Night: Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective. G-rated film. Info: 845-757-3771 or visit Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, free.

4:30PM-5:30PM Lego Club. All welcome. Children 7 and under must be with an adult. Duplos available for younger kids. 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 412-508-080 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.

5PM Woodstock Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing. Performed by Bird-On-A-Cliff Theatre Company. Folding chairs or blankets are suggested. 45 Comeau Dr, Woodstock, free.

5:30PM Kingston’s Buried Treasures: “The Cordts of Kingston- Providing the Building Blocks of a Nation” by Hayes Clement. Senate House Museum, Vanderlyn Gallery, 296 Fair St, Kingston, free.

5:30PM Gaming Tournament. MAGIC + YUGIOH + POKEMAN. Card trading & tournament sign-ups from 5:30-6pm. Tournaments from 6:30-8:30pm. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

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

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

6PM-11PM 38th St. Joseph’s Italian Festa. Games of skill & chance, children’s rides & games, specialty foods, pastries, music, art show & craft vendors. Info: 845-255-5635; St. Joseph’s Church, 34 South Chestnut St, New Paltz.

6:30PM-8PM Family Movie Night: Big Hero 6. PG-rated film. Info: 845-757-3771 or visit Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, free.

6:30PM-9:30PM Friday Blues Happy Hour: The B-Boyz. 7-piece soul-rock-funk band is back together and Uncle Willy’s has ‘em every month! (21+ please.) Uncle Willy’s Tavern and Kitchen, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

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 Award-winning Poet Matthew J. (Matt) Spireng. A reception will follow the reading. Matt’s books will be available to purchase, and a portion of the sale price will be donated to the Library. Info: Marbletown Community Center, Main St, Stone Ridge.

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

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

7PM-9PM Phoenicia Art Studio Tour (7/18-19). “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 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-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: Jeffery Gaines - Solo Acoustic. Info: or 845- 236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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 “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 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.

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.

8PM-10:30PM Pure Acoustic Music: Featuring Julie Damsky, James Burke, Richard Lloyd, Me 2 and others. Info: 845-876-2903 or Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

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 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,

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 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.

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

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

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 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.

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 Reality Check. Info: 845-229-8277. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park.

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

9PM Los Doggies. Info: 845-255-9800. Snug Harbor, 38 Main St, New Paltz.

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. Do you publish something like the Almanac for Dutchess County?

    • Yes, Almanac Weekly is on newsstands every Thursday, tucked inside each issue of our sister papers, Woodstock Times, New Paltz Times, Saugerties Times & Kingston Times, but it is also distributed a stand-alone publication throughout Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia & Greene counties.
      It includes events and interesting things to do from all those areas.

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