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

Tuesday 7/21

Fourth Annual Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat. 7/21-7/27. Four public readings scheduled at various venues in Woodstock and Kingston. Info: Villetta Inn, Byrdcliffe, Woodstock.

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.

7AM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Early Morning Birders. Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Main Entrance, Gardiner, $10 /car.

9AM-10AM Senior Dance Exercise with Inyo Charbonneau. The emphasis is on fun while benefiting from strengthening and aerobic exercise. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mountainview Studio, Woodstock.

9:30AM Serving and Staying in Place. SSIP/New Paltz. Regular Tuesday social breakfast meeting for seniors who want to remain in their own home and community. Info: 845-255-0609. Plaza Diner, New Paltz.

10AM The Country Scrappers & Stampers Meeting. Meets every Tuesday. Come for the whole day or drop by for an hour or two. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 845-744-3055 for more information. Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1 Marl Rd, Walker Valley.

10AM-1PM Food Bank Farm Stand at People’s Place Every Tuesday. Remember to bring your own shopping bags. For more information, please call People’s Place at 845-338-4030. People’s Place, 17 St. James St, Kingston.

10:30AM Together Tuesdays with Francesca. For kids birth through preschool. Story, craft, and play. Come join the gang of local parents. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

11:30AM-12:30PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Babes in the Woods. Designed just for people with infants, will be offered on the first and third Tuesday. Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Wildmere Parking Area kiosk,

3PM Kingston YMCA Farm Project Mobile Market Grand Opening. The Mobile Market is a bicycle powered cart that brings fresh produce to different stops in every Tuesday thru Sept. Stops - 3pm Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley; 4:15Yosman Towers; & 5pm KingstonPublic Library. Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension will Info: 845-340-3990 or [email protected]. Kingston.

4PM Story Garden Family Story Time. Every Tuesday this summer, sing songs, play games, and just have fun—all outside at the Tivoli Library’s very own plot in the community garden! For families with children entering kindergarten through 2nd grade. Info: 845-757-3771.

4PM-7PM Free Community Holistic Healthcare Day. On-going every 3rd Tuesday. 4-7pm. A wide variety of holistic health modalities and practitioners are available. Appointments can be made on a first-come, first-served basis upon check-in, from 4-7PM. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge.

5PM-6:30PM Open Mic. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties.

5:30PM Mid-Hudson ADK Outing: Hudson River Evening Experienced Paddle at Beacon. Leader: Dave Webber [email protected], 845-452-7238. paddle for 1.5-2 hours, 4-6 miles at an easy pace. Contact leader for details. Info: Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park, Beacon.

5:30PM Phoenicia Community Choir. Sing with your neighbors and prepare for concerts. No need to read music, no audition. On-going, Tuesdays, 5:30pm. Info: 845-688-2169. Wesleyan Church, basement, Main St, Phoenicia.

6PM-8PM Developing Auric Sight: How to See and Read Auras around Yourself and Others with Lynn Walcutt. Learn to tune into your own psychic abilities and explore ways to develop the aura, as well as its various aspects including colors, thought forms, and how to locate and heal energy leaks. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $25.

6PM-7PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Tuesday, 6-7pm. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

6:30PM-8:30PM Orange County Pop, Rock & Doowop Series 2015: Sound Trax. Info: Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Orange County Arboretum i, Montgomery.

7PM-8:30PM Singing Just for Fun! New Paltz Community Singers. Everyone welcome, everyone gets to choose songs. Going 20+ years. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Info: [email protected]. Quaker Meeting House, 8 N. Manheim Blvd, New Paltz.

7PM Open Mic Music. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

7PM-10PM Jazz Jam. Every Tuesday, 7-10pm. 845-452-3232. The Derby, 96 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

7PM-9PM Open Mic. On-going, Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 200 Main St, Saugerties, 845-246-5775.

7PM-8:30PM Weekly Opportunity Workshop . Meets every Tuesday night, 7pm-8:30pm.Free to attend: learn how to help the environment, raise funds for non-profit organizations, and save money over time! Novella’s, 2 Terwilliger Ln (across from Super 8), New Paltz.

8PM Open Mic Nite Join host Ben Rounds and take your shot at becoming the next Catskills Singing Sensation! No cover. Tuesday is also Burger Night at the Cat - only $8. Info: 688-2444 or Catamount Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant.



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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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