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

Saturday 8/22

The Dog Dayz Pop-up Arts Fest. Art exhibits, music, dance and readings will open up and explore this empty Victorian “orphan asylum”. Info: St. Margaret’s Home, 7260 S. Broadway, Red Hook. Free.

8AM John Burroughs Natural History Society Field Trip: Fern Walk. Contact trip leader Lynn Bowdery ([email protected] or 845-255-6690) with questions. Info: Burroughs Sanctuary, Burroughs Dr, West Park.

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

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.

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

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

9AM Rip Van Winkle (RVW) Hiking Club: Edmund Niles Huyck Nature Preserve. 3+ miles. Info: 518-622-3332 or Edmund Niles Huyck Nature Preserve, Rensselaerville.

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

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 Historical Walk Tour with Richard Heppner. $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 Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Grasshopper Grove: Gateway to Nature Play. First nature play area in the Hudson Valley. Info: or 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall, $3.

10AM Live Music. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

10AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Sky Hunters in Flight. Exciting outdoor flight demonstration by Brian Bradley and learn about the ancient sport of falconry. Pre-paid registration is required. Info: or 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Hudson Highlands NatureMuseum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall, $16, $12 /7-12.

10AM-2PM Saugerties Farmers’ Market. Offering fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry, fish; herbs, eggs, cheeses; breads, baked goods (including gluten free); honey, maple syrup, jams, pickles, mushrooms; plants, cut flowers; soaps, lotions; on-site Café.Info: 845-246-6491. 115 Main St, Saugerties.

10AM-3PM The Germantown Library presents Stop. Look! Amazing…. Poetry as the Gift of Pause. Info: 518-537-5800 Clermont State Historic Site, James D. Livingston Library, Germantown.

10AM-4PM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Hiking Trails. Each hiking trail is an adventure and a search on trails that range from casual to challenging. Learn about nature in a fun interactive way! Quest Guidebooks are $5 each. Info: or 845-534-5506, ext.204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall, free.

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

10AM-4PM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Grasshopper Grove: Gateway to Nature Play. First nature play area in the Hudson Valley. Info: or 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall, $3.

10AM-3PM 12th Annual Fire Engine Muster and Open House. Antique and vintage fire trucks on display. Info: 845-443-3905 or 845-309-0294 [email protected]. The Volunteer Firemen’s Hall and Museum of Kingston, 265 Fair St, Kingston.

10:30AM-1:30PM Tabletop Games. They will help you with e-mail, the internet, computer software, your smart phone, laptop, e-reader, etc. Free and open to all! No appointment necessary. Just stop in. Info: or 845-757-3771. Tivoli Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

11AM Artists on Art - Special River Crossings Exhibition Tours (every Saturday thru 10/31). Tours led by contemporary artist guides who live and work in the Hudson Valley region. Each will focus on specific rooms, landscapes, art, and objects of their choosing. or 518-828-1872. Olana, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson, $18 /pp, $12 /srs & students.

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-4PM Ancients Alive at Locust Lawn. (8/22 & 8/23). Celebration of Classical Antiquity. Watch Caesar’s soldiers drill, see what kind of foods were common two thousand years ago, learn about styles and fashion from slaves up to senators, observe ancient medicine.Info: Locust Lawn, 436 South Route 32, Gardiner, $8, free /under 4.

11AM-4PM Summer at Slabsides. Open for tours. Info: John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary, Slabsides, 261 Floyd Ackert Rd, West Park.

12PM Second Annual WGXC 90.7-FM Lodge. Proceeds from the event will benefit WGXC 90.7-FM. An afternoon of summer camp inspired games and competitions. Live music from Herbcraft, MV & EE, Pigeons, P.G. Six, and Rhyton at 7pm. Info:’s Resort, 43 Ravine Dr, Round Top.

1PM-4PM Vintage Fashion Show and Dessert Gala Fundraiser. Hosted by the Shawangunk Garden Club. St. Mary’s and St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Parish Hall, 137 S. Main St, Ellenville, $10.

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. or 518-828-1872. Olana, Coachman’s House Gallery, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson.

2PM-3PM Poetry Workshop. Come and learn about concrete poetry and then create a beautiful and original poem of your own. Ages 8 and up. Registration Required. Info: 845-.876-4030. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck.

4:30PM-6:30PM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Canoe Trip through Constitution Marsh. Limited spots are available. Pre-paid registration is required. For adults and older teens. Info: www. or 845-534-5506 x204. Constitution Marsh, Cold Spring, $30.

6PM Maverick Concert: Chamber Orchestra Concert. Maverick Chamber Players - Alexander Platt, conductor;Maria Todaro, soprano; Stephen Gosling, piano; Aurea Ensemble Benjamin Britten: Young Apollo Henry Cowell: & The Banshee, for solo piano. Info: 845-679-8217 or Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock, $50, $25.

6PM-8PM Opening Reception: The M.Van Dyke Monoprints of the 1980’s. Exhibits through 9/13. Info: https://WWW.BCBART.COM or 518-828-4539. BCB ART, 116 Warren St, Hudson.

7PM Live in the Landscape Concert Series: Larkin Grimm & Company. Grimm’s musical life has been one of continuous travelling and artistic adventure. Pack a picnic and lawn chairs. Free shuttles available from lower level parking. Info: Olana StateHistoric Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson.

7PM-10PM Saturdays Rock @ Uncle Willie’s. The Dylan Doyle Band.. 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willie’s, North Front St, Kingston.

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

7PM Alice Ripley - CENTER Fundraiser. Best known for her acclaimed work in Next to Normal on Broadway, Alice will take audiences on a touching journey through her musical history. Info: 845-876-3080. Center of Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $50.

7PM Tan Lin and Robert Fitterman Pork and Poetry! Dinner at 7pm & followed by a reading at 8pm. Info: or 845-688-9893. Advance purchase recommended! Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper, $20.

7PM Live Music @ The Falcon. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7:30PM “The Killing” & “The Love Death.” Two recently re-discovered short plays by William Inge. Directed & Designed by John Sowle. Reservations & info: 518-943-3818 or [email protected]. Bridge Street Theatre, 44 W. Bridge St, Catskill, $15, $10 /senior/student.

8PM “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street!” Book by Hugh Wheeler. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond. Info: Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, $40 /golden circle, $36 /blue tier, $32/green.

8PM American Song. Woody Guthrie’s grassroots musical. Songs and Writings by Woody Guthrie. Conceived and Adapted by Peter Glazer. Orchestrations and vocal arrangements by Jeff Waxman. Directed by Chris Blisset. Info: 845-647-5511; Theatre, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $39.

9PM Big Takeover. Info: 518-828-4800 or Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, 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.

    The End

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