Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 23-August 1)

Friday 7/31

Tour of the Catskills. (7/31-8/2) The 9th Annual Pro-Am bicycle road race drawing over 800 racers from throughout the world! Held over 3 days with a time trial on Friday and two epic road stages on Sat and Sun. Info: https://www.tourofthecatskills.com or 518-275-6185. Hunter.

The Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition & Festival. Annual, multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, dance, and community featuring over 100 artists, 25 bands, film screenings, dance performances. Info: https://www.wassaicproject.org. The Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Rd, Wassaic.

Phoenicia International 2015 Festival of the Voice: America! We salute Broadway as well as American pop, folk, and beloved standards. Info: 845-586-3588; [email protected]: https://www.phoeniciavoicefest.com. Phoenicia.

8AM HITS-on-the-Hudson NY Horse & Pony Show (VI): $100, 000 Ulcergard 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 Avenue 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.

10AM Ulster County Fair. (7/28-8/2) Info: 845-255-1380 or https://www.ulstercountyfair.com. Ulster County Fair, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz.

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.

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,

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 saugertiespubliclibrary.org. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

12:30PM-6:30PM Soul Readings and Intuitive Guidance Enhance Clarity, Focus, Memory and Mood with psychic medium Maureen Brennan-Mercier. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30 /25 minutes,

2PM-5PM Herbs for the Brain: Enhance Clarity, Focus, Memory and Mood with herbalist and author Susun Weed. Come and explore the herbs that influence your mind. Meet green allies who can help improve memory, hone your ability to focus and follow through. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30.

4PM-11PM The Orange County Fair. Info: https://www.orangecountyfair.com or 845-343-4826 or 845-343-4894. Orange County Fairgrounds, 100 Carpenter Ave, Middletown.

4PM-6PM “Desmond’s Back Porch Concert Series” : The Simons Family Fun Time Band. Rain date: Saturday, Aug. 1 from 4-6 pm. Bring a picnic and a chair or blanket. Info: 845-565-2076. MSMC Desmond Campus, 6 Albany Post Rd, Newburgh, $5.

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.

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.

5PM -7PM Music in the Woods : Rich Hines & the Hillbilly Thrifters. Rail Trail Café, on Wallkill Valley Rail Trail one mile south of Rosendale Trestle, 310 River Road Extension, Tillson; 845- 399-4800 or https://www.railtrailcaferosendale.com.

6PM-9PM Jazz with John Menegon.Jazz with Teri Roiger. 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.

7:30PM Bard Summerscape: The Wreckers. Opera by Ethel Smyth. American Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director. Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger. Info: 845-758-7900 or https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape. Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, $25.

8PM “Oklahomar!” The classic American musical and first Rodgers & Hammerstein collaboration. Info: https://www.woodstockplayhouse.org/#!oklahoma-summer-2015/c1xl2. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, $40, $32.

8PM Roomful of Blues. Info: 845-289-0185 or https://www.darylshouseclub.com. Daryl’s House, 130 Route 22, Pawling, $35, $20.

8PM Vassar & New York Stage and Film 2015 Season: The Light Years. A new play written by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen. Developed and directed by Oliver Butler. Info: 845-437-5599 or https://[email protected]. The Powerhouse Theater, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, $40.

8PM West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein’s iconic musical. Info: 518-392-9292; https://www.machaydntheatre.org May-Hayden Theatre, Chatham, $34, $33.

8PM Singin’ in the Rain. Directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault, produced by Diana di Grandi for Up In One Productions. Info: https://www.centerforperformingarts.org or 845-876-3080. Center of Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $27, $25.

8PM Vassar & New York Stage and Film 2015 Season: Noir. A new musical with music by Duncan Sheik, book by Kyle Jarrow, lyrics by Kyle Jarrow and Duncan Sheik. Directed by Rachel Chavkin. Info: 845-437-5599 or https://[email protected]. The Vogelstein Center forDrama and Film, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, $30.

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

8PM Gus MAncini Sonic Soul Band. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8:15PM-10PM Orange County Land Trust “Blue Moon.” Stroll. Gary Keeton will lead guests on an evening stroll during the second full moon of the month, also known as a “Blue Moon.” Participants should wear long pants and use bug repellent. Info: [email protected] or call845-469-0951 ext 18, Moonbeams Preserve, 219 Prosperous Valley Rd, Middletown, $5.

8:30PM Movies Under The Stars: “Beetlejuice” Bring your own chairs and/or blankets! Forsyth Park, Lucas Ave, Kingston.

8:30PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Cabaret: Eisa Davis. Info: 845-758-7900 or https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape. Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, $65, $25.

9PM The Slackers. Opener Los Thujones. Info: 845-679-4406. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $20.

9PM The Real Men. Info: 845-229-8277. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park.

10PM “Pay Attention.” Official CD Release Show Info: https://www.marketmarketcafe.com or 845-658-3164. Market Market, 1 Madeline Ln, Rosendale, free.

10PM-12:30AM Bard SummerScape 2015: After Hours with Justin and Friends: DJ JD Samson. Info: 845-758-7900 or https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson.

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  1. Cassatt String Quartet performs
    at Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, New York
    Sunday, July 19, 2022 at 4pm

    The internationally celebrated Cassatt String Quartet will perform on Sunday, July 19, 2022 at 4pm at Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, NY. Established in 1985, and celebrating their 30th anniversary season, the Cassatt String Quartet has collaborated with a vast array of artists and Pulitzer-prize winning composers. Named three times by The New Yorker magazine’s Best Of The Year CD Selection, the Cassatt has recorded over twenty-five commercial releases for the Koch, Naxos, New World, Albany and CRI Labels and can be found on YouTube.

    The concert will feature Joan Tower Incandescent for String Quartet, Peter Schickele Quartet No. 1, American Dreams, and Franz Schubert Death and the Maiden.

    For further information access: maverickconcerts.org or call (845) 679-8217

    • General admission: $25., Students with valid ID: $5., Children under 12: Free when accompanies by an adult; Reserved (assigned) seats: $40 or $50 (depending on the event); a limited number of reserved seats are available only in advance and online by credit card or by phone 24 hours; Rock Bottom: “Pay-what-you-can” seating. Bring your own chair or blanket.

    The hall is wheelchair and walker accessible. To purchase tickets, go to the maverickconcerts.org schedule page and click on the concert you wish. You will be directed to the order form. Or: 24 Hours Phone 800-595-4TIX [4849].

    More about the Cassatt String Quartet:

    Acclaimed as one of America’s outstanding ensembles, the Manhattan based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East, with appearances at New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Tanglewood Music Theater, the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the Theatre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and Maeda Hall in Tokyo. The Quartet has been presented on major radio stations such as National Public Radio’s Performance Today, Boston’s WGBH, New York’s WQXR and WNYC, and on Canada’s CBC Radio and Radio France.

    “… an undulant, lyrical and insightful performance…” by the Cassatt Quartet was recently cited in The New York Times. The 2014-2015 season highlights include their debut at the Beijing Modern Music Festival and concerts in Chiba, Japan, appearances at the NY Botanical Gardens, Tenri Cultural Center, Bargemusic, Mohonk Mountain House, Maverick Concerts and the Westchester Chamber Society (NY), Music Mountain and Treetops Chamber Series (CT), the Seal Bay Festival (ME) and their annual Cassatt in the Basin! educational chamber music residency (TX).

    Named three times by The New Yorker magazine’s Best Of…CD Selection, they have over thirty CDs and YouTube postings. They are named for the celebrated American impressionist painter Mary Cassatt.

    Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has recently awarded the Cassatt String Quartet a coveted grant to help support their engagements across the globe as part of the 2015 USArtists International (USAI) program. USAI is the only national initiative in the United States solely devoted to promoting the excellence and diversity of American performing arts abroad. The program works to strengthen the creative and professional development of American artists through participation at important international festivals and performing arts markets. The program is made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Engagements supported through the program provide American performing artists the opportunity to exchange ideas and practices with their counterparts around the world, and sustain their careers through exposure to new audiences and access to the international marketplace.

    The End

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