Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (August 13-22)

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Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events.  The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on page 2; Friday on page 3; Saturday on page 4; etc.

How to get your event in Almanac Weekly’s calendar:

If you’d like to submit information about an upcoming event for publication in our popular calendar of events, please e-mail a single-spaced, plain-text document file to Donna Keefe, our calendar manager, at [email protected]. Send the name of the event, time, date, location of event, a telephone number (for publication) and admission charge (specify if free). A brief description is helpful, too. Events are published in the newspaper as a community service and on a space-available basis. Almanac Weekly’s calendar is printed on Tuesdays, so we must receive all entries no later than the previous Friday at noon. If you’d like to speak with Donna directly, call (845) 334-8200 ext. 104.


Premier listings

Exhibition: Professional Baseball. Exhibition of some two dozen original manuscript pages and artifacts relating to the development and early history of baseball in the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Exhibits through 8/31. Info: The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh.

Learn the Divine Healing Art of Reiki! A Reiki “Level One” training will be held on 8/ 28, 6pm-9:30pm (part A) and 8/29 10am-1:30pm (part B). Cost $120 or $60 for those who have taken Reiki I before. Reiki is a Japanese form of “laying on hands” healing that helps release problematic stress patterns while supporting deeper levels of awakening to your natural state of health and joy. Call 845-389-2431 or email [email protected] more info “Shirt Factory”” 77 Cornell St. Kingston.

Register Now! Buddhism 101. A Weekend Teaching (8/14-8/16) at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mt. Rd, Woodstock. 8/14, 7-8:30 pm; 8/15, 10:30 am-12 pm & 3:30-5 pm; and 8/16, 10:30 am-12 pm & 2:30-4 pm. Teacher: Khenpo Karma Tenkyong   .What is Buddhism, and how can we apply its practices to our everyday lives? Khenpo Tenkyong explains that it is much more than meditating, reciting mantras and daily prostrations. Instead, Buddhism is an evolving system, based on interdependence and emptiness, where taking care of your own health and the planet are just as essential as the traditional practices. In this weekend workshop learn the basics of Buddhism, set our motivation, practice meditation, explore Himalayan yoga and commune with nature. Price: Full Weekend Registration $120 , Single sessions $30.   Meals and overnight accommodations available at KTD’s usual rates. For reservations or more information call 845-679-5906 x3.

Save The Date! Drum Boogie Festival Returns to Woodstock (9/12, 11am-8pm). A Free World-Class Music Festival with Dance & Voice.One-day music festival which is family-oriented and multi-cultural, celebrating the diverse styles of music, dance and voice from around the world. The festival brings together world-class talent while introducing the audience to a variety of styles involving percussion such as: Jazz, Rock, Classical, African, Balinese, Reggae, Steel Pan and more. Folks who will be performing this year include Jack DeJohnette, NEXUS, NYU Steel Band, Valerie Naranjo and The Big Takeover Reggae Band, to name a few. Rain date 9/13. Free. Andy Lee Field, Rock City Rd,Woodstock. Info:

Register Now! 18th Annual Live, Laugh & Learn Day of Workshops(8/13). Presented by   Michael P. Hein, County Executive and Ulster County Office for the Aging. Business Resource Center, 1 Development Ct, Kingston. Registration fee - $5 | Register by 8/3/15.For application or information call 845-340-3456.

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (thru-9/1) presents in repertory: The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Arabian Nights, An Iliad, The Tempest. Info: or 845-265-9575. Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison.

Register Now! Philadelphia Trip (9/16-9/18). Sponsored by The Hurley Senior Citizens. 3 days and 2 nights. A couple of openings left, if interested call 845-331-2919.

National Feeding Pets of the Homeless - Give a Dog a Bone. Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital is Collecting Donations for National Pet Food Drive. Bring donations of pet food and supplies. (thru 8/16). Donations will be delivered to the Food Bank Of The Hudson Valley. Info:845-227-7297. Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital, 8 Nancy Court, Wappingers Falls.

Traditions with a Twist: Quilts by Sally Abrams on display through August 21st. Info: 845-586-2611, or Erpf Center, Erpf Gallery, Arkville.

Mask-Making Workshops for Ages 8-13. 1st Workshop: 8/ 17 & 8/ 21. 2nd Workshop: August 24 and 28. Reg required. Children will work with paper mache to create a unique mixed media mask. Info: 845-255-1255 or Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike,

Medicare and Medicare Savings Plan information. For disabled people of any age and seniors over 65. Eleanor Minksy from UC Office of the Aging will be available. Call for an appointment: 845-340-3456. Family of Ellenville, 221 Canal St, Ellenville.



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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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