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

Friday 7/24

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,

Tours of Historic Ship Kalmar NyckelA faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden a couple decades after the Mayflower. Guided deck tours and two-hour day tours of the Hudson River. “Pirate Day.” Newburgh Waterfront.302-429-7447,

Call For Entries: “PHOTOgraphy 2015” - Submission Deadline Aug 7. Any Photography work created from original photographic process. For Prospectus and Entry form: or [email protected]. RHCAN, 7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook.

8AM-5PM HITS-on-the-Hudson IV: AIG Grand Prix. World-class equestrian show jumping. Info: 845-246-5515 or—2. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Ave Ext, Saugerties.

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-4PM Diana’s Fancy Flea Market. To Benefit Diana’s CAT Shelter. (Between Stone Ridge & High Falls.) The King Church, Rt. 213, High Falls.

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 Soul Readings and Intuitive Guidance with psychic medium Maureen Brennan-Mercier. Every Friday 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.

4PM Knitting Club “Knit Wits.” Saugerties Public library, Washington Avenue, Saugerties, 845-246-4317, x 3.

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

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 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-8PM Bill Ylitalo. Rail Trail Café, on Wallkill Valley Rail Trail one mile south of Rosendale Trestle, 310 River Road Extension, Tillson; 845- 399-4800 or

5:30PM-7:30PM Singles Night - Meet & Weed Mixer. Want to visit the farm, get a tour, and meet some other seedy folks? Light refreshments provided. Bring your own picnic dinner to share at sunset and watch the fireflies come out. Register by email to [email protected]. Seed Farm, Accord.

6PM-9PM Opening Reception: “First Choices” Paintings by Ted Dixon. Exhibit through August 29. Info: 845-687-3114. Trans-n-Dance-n-Drum Gallery, 415 Main St, Rosendale.

6PM-9PM Jazz with Teri Roiger. No cover. Info: 845-687-9794. Lekker, 3928 Main St, Stone Ridge.

6:30PM-7:30PM Lego Club for ages 7 -12. Bring your creativity to the library and build! They supply the bricks. Info: 845-246-4317 or Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

6:30PM-9:30PM Friday Blues Happy Hour: Abraham and Too Hot. (21+ please.) Uncle Willy’s Tavern and Kitchen, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

6:30PM Swing Dance Workshops with Professional Dance Instructors. 6:30-7:15pm and 7:15-8pm. Admission $20 both/$15 one. Sponsored by Hudson Valley Community Dances. Info: or 845 454-2571. The Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, 135 S. Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie.

7PM Arm of the Sea production of HOOK, LINE + SINKER, celebrates the timeless art of fishing while offering the low-down on eating fish from the Hudson at Saugerties Historical Society, Saugerties. Sponsored by the Saugerties Public Library, Washington Ave, Saugerties. Raindate: 7/26 @7pm.

7PM Wagner’s Ring Cycle Wagner/Ring Cycle Discussion with Ben Woodward of Fulham Opera. Info: 518-589-5707. Mountain Top Library, Main St, Tannersville, free.

7PM A Very Short Intro to Wagner’s Ring Cycle (and How to Put it On!) Community Lecture. Info: Orpheum Theatre, Tannersville, free.

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 Actors & Writers: An Evening of Short Plays written by members of the company. Admission by donation. Info: 845-679-8217 or Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock.

7PM Screening of Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal. Tickets $5. The hour and 15 minute film, still a work in progress, includes much new material.D&H Canal Museum, 23 Mohonk Rd, High Falls.

7PM No Theme Festival. An Exploration of Original Art, Dance & Theater. Each performance offers an entirely different program of cutting-edge new works. Info: 845-452-7870. Cunneen-Hackett Theater, 12 Vassar St, Poughkeepsie, $15.

7:30PM Opening Night! 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 Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf.

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 Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, $25.

7:30PM Brad Paisley With Justin Moore and Mickey Guyton. . Info: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel.

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 West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein’s iconic musical. Info: 518-392-9292; May-Hayden Theatre, Chatham, $34, $33.

8PM Jimmy Eppard Band. Info: 679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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

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

8PM Swing Dance to Gordon Au & the Grand Street Stompers. Beginner’s lesson 8-8:30pm ; Dance 8:30-11:30pm . Sponsored by Hudson Valley Community Dances. Admission $15/$10 full time students.Info: or 845 454-2571. The Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, 135S. Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie.

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:! Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, $40 /golden circle, $36/blue, $32/green.

8:30PM Movies Under the Stars 2015: Beetlejuice (PG). Bring your chair or a blanket and don’t forget the snacks! Alcohol and tobacco are prohibited. Forsyth Park, Kingston, free.

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

9PM Blake Mills. Info: 845-679-4406. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $20.

9PM Bettye LaVette. Info: 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

10PM-12:30AM Bard SummerScape 2015: After Hours with Justin and Friends: DJ Musty Chiffon. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson.

10PM Lucid. Genre: rock. Age Limit: 21+. Info: 845-255-9800. Snug Harbor Bar & Grill, 38 Main St, New Paltz, $5.



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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: 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 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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