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

Saturday 7/25

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,

Warrior Dash. Participants will bound over fire, trudge through mud and scale over 12 obstacles during this extreme 5K. Info: or 518-734-4300Windham Mountain Resort, 19 Resort Dr, Windham.

Gold Hope Duo. Call for time. Info: 845-876-6992. Grand Cru Beer & Cheese Market, 6384 Mill St, Rhinebeck.

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.

9AM-2PM Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. Info: 845-229-9336. 4390 Rte. 9, Hyde Park.

9AM Rip Van Winkle (RVW) Hiking Club: Ferncliff Forest. Easy walk with Fire Tower: 3+ miles. Info: 845-758-6143 or Ferncliff Forest, Rhinebeck.

9AM-1PM Millerton Farmers’ Market. Info: 518-789-4259. Main St (at Railroad Plaza), Millerton.

9AM-1PM Pawling Farmers’ Market. Info:845-855-0633. Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling.

9AM Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9-10:30am. All welcome. No charge. 845-246-3285. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte 9W, Saugerties.

9AM-3PM Dragon Boat Race and Festival. Info: Hudson River Rowing Association Boathouse, Poughkeepsie.

9AM-1PM Millbrook Farmers’ Market. Info: 845-592-2945. Front St & Franklin Ave, Millbrook.

9AM-2PM Kingston Farmers’ Market. Over 30 vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, organic and natural meats, a wide assortment of cheeses, wine, breads and other baked goods, honey & fresh-cut flowers. Live music.Rain or shine. Info: 347-721-7386. between Main & Wall Streets, Kingston.

9:30AM-1:30PM Hands-on Boscobel in Support of Girl Scouts. Individual scouts and/or groups can register to attend. A variety of activities will be offered including a guided house tour, hands-on activities and all-day access to grounds and trails.Age: Under 12. Info:[email protected] or 845-265-3638 x132. Boscobel, 1601 Route 9d, Garrison, $8, $5 /scouts.

9:30AM-11AM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Saturday, 9-10:30am. Everyone welcome. Info: 845-679-8800. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rte 212, Woodstock.

9:30AM-4PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: High Point and Verkeerderkill Falls Hike at Sam’s Point. Five miles of challenging hiking on a rocky footpath with some steep, scrambling sections. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam’s Point at 845-647-7989. Sam’s Point, Cragsmoor.

9:30AM-11:30AM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: The Other Way to the Waterfall. 2.5 mile hike. Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Peter’s Kill Park Office porch, Gardiner, $10 /car.

10AM-2PM Saugerties Farmers’ Market - Summer Fun Day! The Saugerties Farmers Market is celebrating summer with activities for children. Sprinklers, hula hoops, bubbles, Ivy VinePlayers puppets, face painting?. Sponsored by the Town of Saugerties. Info: 845-246-6491.

10AM-11:30AM Mix it Up! Ages 9 - 13. Painting, cutting, pasting, taping, scraping, and splattering are some of the methods that kids will use to create works of art. Info: 518-822-1438 or Hudson Opera House, Hudson.

10AM-4PM Photographing the Nude in Nature with Dan McCormack Over four Saturdays this summer: July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 from 10am-4pm. Participants can sign up for a single session or for the entire series. Info: 845-255-1559. Unison Learning Center, 68 MountainRest Rd, New Paltz, $150 /session, $450 /all.

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.

10AM -4PM Craft & Vendor Fair to benefit Sparrow’s Nest. Vendors, Unique Crafts, Concessions, Tricky Tray Raffle.Free Kid’s Crafts from 12pm - 2pm.Free Entry!”Christmas in July Raffle”$100 Prepaid Visa Gift Card - Enter to win for just $2 a chance.Sparrow’s Nest is a local charity that provides meals to families whose caretaker is undergoing cancer treatment.For more information please call Sara 845-750-8976. 505 Boices Ln, Kingston.

10AM-5PM Old Time Fair. Featuring old fashioned fun at old fashioned prices as well as Miller’s Famous Chicken Barbeque. Held rain or shine. Info: Time and the Valleys Museum, NYS Rt. 55, Grahamsville.

10AM-3PM Hudson Valley Farmers’ Market. Sponsored by Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest. Info: Greig Farm, Pitcher Ln, Red Hook.

10AM-9PM Candlewax Recycling Drop-off. Open every Saturday, 10am-9pm. Candlewax in any condition to be recycled. Pachamama Store (near food court), Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston.

10AM -11AM Wildlife Walk with Professor Justin Touchon: Frogs on the Preserve. Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve, Hooker and Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845- 437-7414; free. Join the Vassar Conservation and Environmental Engagement Cooperative for a free wildlife walk on the amazing amphibians of the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve with Biology Professor Justin Touchon. Meet in the main parking lot by the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and shuttle service will be provided out to the Collins Field Station.

10AM-5PM 84th Annual Woodstock Library Fair. Something for everyone! 845-679-2213. $2 donation.Books, food, rummage, raffle, children’s activities, livemusic all day, Woodstock’s biggest party for the entirefamily.Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock.

10AM-5PM Solarize Woodstock at The Woodstock Library Fair.   Q & A’s & free estimate. Info: Kirk Ritchey: [email protected]. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock.

10AM-6PM Ultimate Comic Book Trade Show & Expo, The event will support the Highland Public Library. Info: Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie.

10AM Historical Walk Tour with Janine Fallon-Mower. $10 per person or free with the purchase of one of many choices of great local history books. Tours take place in July and August. Saturday Mornings at 10 am. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

10AM-4PM The Wawarsing Historical Society and Knife Museum. Open every weekend through Labor Day. Info: 845-647-7792 or 845-626-0086 or The Wawarsing Historical Society and Knife Museum, Old Napanoch School, Rt. 209, Napanoch.

10AM-1:30PM Beginning Reiki Level One Workshop. Reiki is a Japanese form of “laying on hands” healing that helps release problematic stress patterns while supporting deeper levels of natural health and joy. To register contact Michael 845-389-2431 [email protected] more info $60. Shirt Factory, 77 Cornell St, #116, Kingston.

10AM-12PM Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main Street, Stone Ridge, 845-687-7023.

10:30AM-6PM River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home Free Shuttle (Saturdays, thru 10/31). For full details and schedule visit Olana, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson, free.

10:30AM-12PM Read to Zoey! Come meet Zoey, a registered Reading Therapy toy poodle and Debbie Lee, her handler. Children can read aloud to Zoey to gain confidence and skills. .Info: 845-246-4317 or Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

11AM-5PM Open Studios Tour 2015 ArtTour Margaretville-Roxbury. More than 20 artists have their studios Open to the Public at this time of the year. Info: or 607-326-7662. Village of Roxbury.

11AM Silly Billy comic magician. Info: Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St, Hudson.

11AM-4PM Summer at Slabsides. Slabsides open for tours. John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary, Slabsides, West Park.

11AM On Dylan, The Band, and the 60’s Folk Scene, Professor Louie with John Platania and Miss Marie, others. Mountaintop Arboretum, Tannersville.

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.

11AM-11:30AM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Secrets of Minnewaska: Get to Know Your Park Preserve. An informative introduction to Minnewaska, including a short walk to points of interest in the vicinity of the Nature Center. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State ParkPreserve, Nature Center, Gardiner, $10 /car.

11AM Artists on Art - Special River Crossings Exhibition Tours (every Saturday thru 10/31). Featuring Shehbaz Safrani is a scholar-artist, independent curator, and lectures on art and art history; w/expertise in an expertise in 18-20th century American & EuropeanArt. Exhibits focus on specific rooms, landscapes, art, and objects of their choosing. Info: or 518-828-1872. Olana, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson, $18 /pp, $12 /srs & students.

12PM-6PM Inaugural Beacon Jazz Festival. Celebrating the music, distilleries, artisan crafts and culture of the Hudson Valley. Info: The Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, Beacon, $45.

12PM-5PM 20th Annual Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival. (7/25-7/26). This two-day wine and food festival is a unique opportunity to enjoy side-by-side tastings of the Hudson Valley’s finest wines. Live music. Food trucks. Ages 21 and up to enter. Benmarl Winery, 156 Highland Ave, Marlboro, $28, $10 /designated driver.

12PM - 5PM Bounty of the Hudson (7/25 & 7/26). Shawangunk Wine Trail wineries, top Hudson Valley food purveyors, farms, bakeries, wineries, and more come together to celebrate our Bounty with wine, food, and music. Tickets. 12-5pm. Info: 845-256-8456 or

12PM Dragon Boat Race and Festival. HRRA Community Boathouse, 272 North Water St, Poughkeepsie.

12PM-1PM Free Yoga Pizza Party. Recurring event every Saturday. Join Women’s Power Space and My Place Pizza for a rejuvenating yoga class and pizza. Families, beginners, and children welcome (mats will be provided). Donations appreciated. Info:[email protected] My Place Pizza, 322 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

12:30PM-6:30PM Tarot Readings with Stephanie. Every Saturday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

1PM-12AM The Orange County Fair. Info: or 845-343-4826 or 845-343-4894. Orange County Fairgrounds, 100 Carpenter Ave, Middletown.

1PM The First Walking Tour of the Rondout National Historic District. Tour guide: Pat Murphy. Some uphill walking is involved. Info: 845-339-0720 or Ulster County Visitors Center, 20 Broadway, Kingston, $10, $5 /16 & under.

1PM-4PM Shiatsu & Lunch. Johanna & Youko invite you to a shiatsu session by donation & 10% discount on lunch. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz.

1PM Rocks in My Pockets. The Hudson Valley Programmers Group presents Signe Baumane’s feature film debut. Baumane will present an in-depth Q&A following each screening. Info: Upstate Films Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, $7.

1PM-4PM Mystery Box: Student Artists at Work (Saturday & Sundays thru 8/30). Gallery has been transformed into an experimental work space for Bard College students who have been selected to experiment with “research-based” art-making practices at Olana. Info: or 518-828-1872. Olana, Coachman’s House Gallery, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson.

1PM Altamura Music Festival Concert : Spain Alla Rossini. Haunting Iberian Melodies- Electrifying Dances with ballerina anna de la paz,mezzo soprano, anna tonnaPIANO Virtuosity, cristina altamura. “A Snapshot from Three Centuries.” Altamura, 404 Winter Clove Rd, Round Top. Info & Resv : 518-622-0070.

1PM-5:30PM Native American Stories with Dennis Yerry. Ages 7 to 12. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

1:30PM-2PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Secrets of Minnewaska: Get to Know Your Park Preserve. An informative introduction to Minnewaska, including a short walk to points of interest in the vicinity of the Nature Center. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State ParkPreserve, Nature Center, Gardiner, $10 /car.

2PM Vinyl Day. Featuring an appearance by Kate Pierson, B-52’s Lead Singer. Kate will be signing her Barnes & Noble exclusive vinyl edition of Guitars and Microphones. To reserve a copy of her album or for info: 845-336-0590. Barnes & Noble, Kingston.

2PM Tannersville Crazy Race and Festival. Race time 2 pm. Festival- all day. Tannersville.

2PM Free Meditation Instruction. On-going every Saturday, 2pm in the Amitabha Shrine Room. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906, 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

2PM 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,

2PM 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.

2:30PM Under The Dome: An Arlington Music and Drama Reunion. Musicians from bands familiar to local audiences in the 1980s will be reconnected. Info: 845-891-4509 or visit Dome.Reunion. Arlington High School, Route 55, LaGrangeville, $15.

4PM-7PM Opening Reception: “Pop Up” Exhibition. Light refreshments, street parking available. 10% of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Family of Woodstock. Lucinda’s Painting studio, Rt 212, Shady.

4PM Historic Huguenot Street Fourth Saturday Lecture: FDR and His Connection to New Paltz Huguenots. Thomas Weikel will give a lecture. Info: Deyo Hall, 6 Broadhead Ave, New Paltz, $15, $10 /senior/military.

4PM West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein’s iconic musical. Info: 518-392-9292; May-Hayden Theatre, Chatham, $31, $14 /under 12.

5PM Taking Root Closing Party and Concert Saturday. Last day of exhibition. Blues and jazz of Bottleneck and Blue Water. Acoustic bottleneck guitarist Pete Wagula plays with blues song stylist Lou “Blue Water” Watterson. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St, Athens.

5PM Book Signing: Richard Goldstein, author “Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock and Revolution in the ’60s” Info: The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

5PM Bard SummerScape Film Series: “Reinventing Mexico” Viridiana. Luis Bu¤uel, 1961, Spain, 90 minutes. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard College, Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, $10.

5PM-8PM Opening Reception: Solo Exhibition: “Christie Scheele - Contours/Distillations”. Holdings Gallery: “Annual Summer Salon”- landscapes, photography, works on paper & sculpture. Through 9/20. Info :845-876-7578 or Albert Shahinian FineArt, Upstairs Galleries, 22 East Market St, Rhinebeck.

5PM-8PM Rhinebeck ArtWalk. Every third Saturday of each month, 5-8pm. Village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck.

5PM-6:30PM Annual Chicken Barbecue. Take-outs available. RSVP: 845-895-2952. The Reformed Church of Shawangunk, 1166 Hoagerburgh Rd, Wallkill, $15, $13 /senior/veteran, $10 /5-12, 90 & up.

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-6:30PM Laura Ludwig presents poetry and performance art. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties.

6PM-8PM Five solo shows (sculpture and paintings). On display through August 16th. Info: 518-.828-5907 or John Davis Gallery, 362 Warren St, Hudson.

7PM Free Movie Nights Under the Walkway: How To Train Your Dragon 2. Musical entertainment will begin at 7 p.m, followed by the feature film at sundown, approximately 8:30 p.m. Info: and Highland side of the Walkway, Highland.

7PM-8:30PM Third Saturday Christian Open Mic (Coffee House). Come play or to listen. Meets every third Saturday, 7pm. Doors open 6:30pm. Acoustic solo, duo, groups welcome, perform original Christian songs & hymns. Hosted by Patrick Dodge. Refreshments available.Free will offering for Smile Train - Overlook United Methodist Church, 233 Tinker St, Info: [email protected], Woodstock.

7PM Free Movie Nights Under the Walkway. A series of free, family-friendly movie nights. Pre-show of live entertainment and local vendors will be on hand for the purchase of food and beverages. Info: and Walkway Over the Hudson, UpperLanding Park, 83 North Water St, Poughkeepsie.

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.

7PM-10PM “The Unusual Suspects” Featuring: Vinnie Martucci - keyboard; Matt Finck - guitar; Mark Usvolk - bass; Tony Jefferson - drums. Also, photo exhibit by Victor Kalin. Info: 845-687-6373. Lydia’s Cafe & Bar, 7 Old US Highway 209, Stone Ridge.

7PM 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.

5PM -7PM Music in the Woods : Gwyneth Langer. Rail Trail Café, on Wallkill Valley Rail Trail one mile south of Rosendale Trestle, 310 River Road Extension, Tillson; 845- 399-4800 or

7PM-9PM Jazz, Blues and Funky Stuff. Every Saturday, 7-9pm. Info: 845-255-1234 or Village Market & Eatery, Main St, Gardiner.

7PM Saturday 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 Lew Scott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Info: 518- 678-3101. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville.

7:30PM Saturday Night Live Music & Noodles:The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Boys. 2nd set at 9pm.No cover, $5 donations to musicians recommended. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

7:30PM-10PM Live Music: Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz, $5 /suggested donation.

7:30PM Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers. A Release Party for their debut album “Love Whip Blues”. 18+. Info: 845-481-5158. BSP, 323 Wall St, Kingston, $5.

7:30PM The Arm of The Sea. Rain date -Sunday, 7/26. Info: www. or 845-246-9529. Saugerties Historical Society, Front lawn, 119 Main St, Saugerties.

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.

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

8PM Maverick Concert: Steve Gorn, Info: 845-679-8217 or Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock, $40 /reserved seating, $25 /gen adm.

8PM Holy Crow Jazz Band. Info: 845-658-9048 Rosendale Cafer, 434 Main St, Rosendale, $10.

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/green, $32/blue.

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

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

8PM Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Info: or 1-866-781-2922. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel.

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 Petey Hop Solo in the Taproom. Info: 845-229-8277. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park.

8PM Dutchess County Singles Dance. Info: or or [email protected]. There will be a wide range of music by DJ Johnny Angel and a light dinner buffet with desert and coffee. Admission is $20.There will be door prizes and 50/50 raffle. 845-464-4675. Meets every 4th Sat at 8pm. The Southern Dutchess Country Club, 1209 North Ave, Beacon.

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.

8:30PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Cabaret: Lea DeLaria: House of David. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, $65, $25.

9PM Live Music. Wind and Stone - Acoustic Duo. Info: 845-255-1026. Bangkok Cafe, 119 Main St, New Paltz.

9PM The Bush Brothers. Info: 845-687-2699 or High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

9PM Hiss Golden Messenger. Opener Mail The Horse. Info: 845-679-4406. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $15.

9PM Studio 54 Cruise. DJ “Freaky” Frankie Ramos will be rocking the boat! Ticket includes music, dancing and cash bar. Purchase in advance and at the dock. Boat leaves at 9pm sharp. Aboard the River Rose, Newburgh Waterfront.845-561-6797, Facebook: DMU Music.

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.



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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.

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