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

Tuesday 7/28

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.

Teaching for Engagement in the Hudson Valley: The Next 100 Years Depend on It. (7/28-7/30) More than 20 workshops and six extended field experiences. . Registration required. Details:, 845-229-9116, ext. 2035. Franklin D. RooseveltHome and Presidential Library, Henry A. Wallace Education and Visitors Center, Hyde Park.

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,

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.

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

4PM Ulster County Fair (7/28-8/2). Carload Night - $40 per carload (buses not included). Info: 845-255-1380 or Ulster County Fair, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz.

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.

5PM Monthly Diabetes Education Series: Daniel Brocks will lecture on the impact diabetes has on eye health. For more information and to register to attend, call 845-431-2445. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Conference Room B, Poughkeepsie.

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.

5:30PM-6:30PM Hip Hop Dance Workshop. Ages 6 & Up. Join in the ever-popular weekly hip hop dance workshop taught by Anthony Molina in collaboration with Operation Unite. No experience necessary, families welcome. Info: 518-822-1438 or Hudson Youth

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.

6PM “Forever Free:Lincoln, Civil War” Lecture by James Coll. Info: www. or 845-246-9529. Saugerties Historical Society, Front lawn, 119 Main St, Saugerties.

6:30PM-8:30PM Orange County Pop, Rock & Doowop Series 2015: Memories of You. Info: Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Orange County Arboretum, Montgomery.

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

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-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.

7PM Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder. Info: 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

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

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.

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



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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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