175th Orange County Fair (7/22-8/2). The rides! The midway! The music! The kettle corn! It’s all here once again! Mon-Fri 4-11pm, Sat-Sun 1-11pm. Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown.845-343-4826, 845-343-4894, https://www.orangecountyfair.com.
8AM-5PM HITS-on-the-Hudson IV: AIG 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.
8:30AM-9:30AM Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906, x 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.
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 or 845-213-1785. Blue Cliff Monastery, 3 Mindfulness Rd, Pine Bush.
9AM-11:15AM New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rte 32, New Paltz.
9:30AM-11:30AM Arts and Crafts Master Class. “Creating Hand Made Cards” for Ages 55+ Create unique, personal handmade cards. Drawing, painting, collage, and writing materials supplied. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.
9:30AM-11:30AM Shandaken Seniors: Arts and Crafts Master Class “Creating a Memory Gift Box.” Ages 55+. Do you have a special memory to express or give to someone you love? Drawing, painting, collage. Must pre-register. Info: 845-688-7811. 48 Main St, Phoenicia.
9:30AM-10:30AM Senior Fit After 50 with Diane Collelo. Three-part class offering movement for balance and breath, weight-training for bone health, and mat work for flexibility and core. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Town Hall, Woodstock.
10AM-11:30AM Parkinson’s Dance & Exercise Class. Led by Anne Olin. For people with PD & other neurological disorders. Groups are challenging, creative and fun! Info: 845-679-6250. $12 for one or $22 for two. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave, Kingston.
10AM-1PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Junior Naturalists: History Scavenger Hunt. 2-mile hike. Recommended for seven to twelve year old children, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State ParkPreserve, Nature Center, Gardiner, $10 /car.
10AM-11AM Learn to Use Craigslist. Learn to get the most out of this website service. Info: 845-679-6405 or whplib.org. West Hurley Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley.
11AM New Paltz Chamber’s Golf Event & Networking Mixer. Golf Includes lunch sandwich, 9 holes of golf & cart, green fees, late afternoon meal, prizes and a networking mixer. Cash bar on and off the course. Dinner at 4pm. Info: 845-255-0243 or [email protected]. New Paltz.
12:30PM-6:30PM Crystal Energy Readings with shamanic practitioner Mary Vukovic every Thursday and Monday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $40 /45 minutes, $30 /25 minutes.
1PM-4PM Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Most players are elementary and intermediate players. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Rescue Squad Bldg, Rt 212, Woodstock.
2PM West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein’s iconic musical. Info: 518-392-9292; https://www.machaydntheatre.org May-Hayden Theatre, Chatham, $31, $14 /under 12.
3PM-7PM Arlington Farmers’ Market. 3pm-7pm. Thursdays, spring through fall corner of Raymond & Collegview Avenues, Poughkeepsie.
3PM Kingston YMCA Farm Project Farm Stand. Thursdays thru September. The Farm Stand/Cornell Cooperative Extension will feature fruits and vegetables freshly harvested from the Farm. Info: 845-340-3990 or [email protected]. YMCA Main Lobby, 507 Broadway, Kingston.
3PM-6PM Diana’s Fancy Flea Market. Pre-Sale Opening with Wine & Cheese. To Benefit Diana’s CAT Shelter. (Between Stone Ridge & High Falls.) The King Church, Rt. 213, High Falls, $10.
4PM-5PM Meditation Support Group. Meets at Mirabai every Thursday. 30 minutes seated meditation followed by 15 minutes walking meditation. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $5.
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.
5PM 12th Annual Mini Golf Tournament. Hosted by Kingston Sunrise Rotary Club. BBQ dinnner starting at 5 pm. Tee time: 4:30 pm or 6 p.m. Trophy presentation, players bags with a souvenir sports towel, raffles. Info: 845-242-2802 or [email protected]. Ascot Park, 163 Esopus Ave, Kingston, $18, $12 /12 & under.
6PM-7PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Thursday, 6-7pm. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or https://www.skylake.shambhala.org. Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.
6:30PM Reading and Book Signing: Marc B. Fried. Author of Notes from the Other Side. Kingston Library, Kingston.
6:30PM Master Gardener Open House. Learn what is takes to become a Master Gardener Volunteer. Info: https://www.ulster.cce.cornell.edu/gardening/become-a-master-gardener or 845-340-3990 ext. 335. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston.
6:30PM-9:30PM The Garrison’s Sweet Summer Series: Petey Hop and Gary King, Blues Trio. Info: 845-424-3604 The Garrison, 2015 US 9, Garrison.
7PM “Music in the Park”-Summer Concert Series- Lex Grey and the Urban Pioneers. Dutchman’s Landing Park, Catskill.
7PM-9PM Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night. Info: 845-255-8811 or https://www.GKnoodles.com. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.
7PM Jeff Wilkinson and his crackerjack band the ShutterDogs. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, a picnic. Info: https://www.roxburyartsgroup.org or 607-326-7908 Veteran’s Memorial Park, Stamford, free.
7PM Actors& Writers: Evening of Short Plays written by members of the company. Info: https://www.maverickconcert.org. Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock.
7PM-8:30PM Solarize Beacon + Educational Workshop. (with selected installers Apex Solar and NYS Solar Farm). Howland Library, 313 Main St, Beacon.
7:30PM Special Preview Performance: Footloose the Musical Special . Stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford. Info: 845-610-5900 or https://www.SugarLoafPAC.org. Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf.
7:30PM Shut Up and Look. A documentary about the private world and personal life of Richard Artschwager. Curator Patricia Phagan will introduce the film, which was produced by Morning Slayter and Maryte Kavaliauskas. Info: 845-437-5632 or https://www.fllac.vassar.edu. VassarCollege, Taylor Hall, Room 203, Poughkeepsie.
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,
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 The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. Poking antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of “show biz” and the corny thrillers of Hollywood’s heyday. A Comedy By John Bishop. Info: https://www.woodstockplayhouse.org/#! Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, $40 /golden circle, $36/blue, $32/ green.
8PM Moon Over Buffalo. Classic comedy by Ken Ludwig. Info: 845-647-5511. Shadowland Theatre, 408 Main St, Ellenville, $39.
8PM-9:30PM Japanese Movie Night: “Barefoot Gen/”, Not recommended for young children. Directed by Mori Masaki, manga written by Keiji Nakazawa, screenplay by Issei Miyazaki, Masaki Koda, Yoshie Shimamura. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz, free.
8PM 2015 Lobby at the Ritz Music Series. Mina Thomas, a trained Jazz/Gospel Singer, recording artist, actress, song-writer and spoken word poet. Info: https://www.safe-harbors.org, or 845-784-1199. Lobby at the Ritz Theater, 109 Broadway, Newburgh, $20.
8PM West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein’s iconic musical. Info: 518-392-9292; https://www.machaydntheatre.org May-Hayden Theatre, Chatham, $34, $33.
8:30PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch, Eric Weissberg and Bill Keith. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.
9PM Strand of Oaks. Info: 845-679-4406. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $15.