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

Friday 8/14

9AM AARP Defensive Driving Course. Advance payment for the class is requested, please make checks payable to AARP. Reg reqr’d. Info: 518-537-5800 or [email protected]. Germantown Library, Hover Room, 31 Palatine Park Rd, Germantown, $25.

9:30AM-10:15AM Rhyme Time by the Hudson. This playgroup focuses on fun from days gone by and uses interactive songs, storytelling and games to spark your little one’s curiosity and imagination. Age: 1-5 with parent, grandparent or caregiver. Fee: For 2 (Child &Adult). Reg reqr’d. Info: : [email protected] or 845-265-3638, x140. Boscobel, The Pavilion, Garrison, $45 /per session.

9:45AM -10:45AM Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. $1 donation. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

10AM-4PM Friend’s of Starr Library Book Sale. Info: 845-876-4030 or Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck.

11AM-7PM Block Party - Lace Mill. Open House tours, food trucks. 1pm Ribbon-cutting ceremony. Music, Chinese auction. The Lace Mill, 165 Cornell St, Kingston.

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 -1PM Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing , strength and   flexibility. $1 donation. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

12:30PM – 6:30 PM Intuitive Guidance and Oracle Readings with psychic medium Maureen Brennan-Mercier. Every Friday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. 845-679-2100. $30 for 25 minutes; $40 for 45 minute session.

2PM-3PM Music in the Woods: The Vanaver Caravan. Info: 845-399-4800 or Rail Trail Café, 310 River Road Extension, Tillson.

2PM Bard SummerScape 2015: The Other Conquest / La Otra Conquista. Directed by Salvador Carrasco ’91. (Spanish and Nahuatl with English subtitles; rated R for scenes of violence and some strong sexuality/nudity.) Info: 845-758-7900 or [email protected]. Bard College, Ottaway Film Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, free.

2PM-3:30PM Puzzles and Games. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through 8/21. Choose from over 4 dozen new & classic board games & puzzles. Bring a friend or come and make a new one. Info: 845-.876-4030. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck.

4PM-5:30PM Magic: The Gathering. Twice-a-month Saturday Magic session. Bring your cards and a friend. Each game represents a battle between mighty wizards. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Info: or 845-757-3771. The Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

4:30PM-5:30PM Lego Club. Every Friday. All ages, with parents. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

5PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Orquesta Mexicana. Arrangements of traditional pieces by Carlos Ch vez (1899-1978) and others from the 1940 concert series at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Info: 845-758-7900 or [email protected]. Bard College, Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson, $25.

5PM-10PM 2015 Hudson Valley RibFest. (8/14, 15 &16) 3-day Hudson Valley RibFest is actually three events in one - a food festival, a music festival, and a sanctioned Barbeque Contest where winners can advance to the national finals in Kansas City! . Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz, $7, $15 /3-day pass.

5:30PM - 9PM Cobb Oven Pizza and Movie Night: The Neverending Story. Movie is free, pizza is $8 for plain cheese and $10 for farm-fresh veggies.Info: 845-256-9108. Phillies Bridge Farm Project, 45 Phillies Bridge Rd, New Paltz.

5:30PM Vanaver Caravan SummerDance Performance Info: Rail Trail Café, Highland, $10, $7 /senior/student, $3 /age 3-6.

6PM-9PM Catskill Mountains Acoustic Slow Jam, A group of friendly acoustic musicians meets once a month to play Bluegrass, Old Time, Irish, and Catskills fiddle tunes. Info: 845-254-5469 or Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill.

6PM Art Talk: Mamie Spiegel will give a slide presentation on Mexican muralist David Siqueiros. Info: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker St, Woodstock, free.

6:30PM-9:30PM The B-BOYZ. Kingston’s original 7-piece funk, soul & classic rock band. 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willie’s, North Front St, Kingston.

7PM -9PM Matt Jordan All Star Jazz Quintet. Mezier Park Gazebo. Featuring special guest,Ken Gioffre, Sax, (Tours w/Smokey Robinson)Neil Alexander, (Toured w/The Machine)Eric Winter, BassDwayne Douglas, DrumsMatt Jordan, Trumpet. Bring yourlawn chairs and enjoy this exciting jazz band. Info:

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 Live @ The Falcon:  Alexis P. Suter Band (Soul Rock) - Opener: Roland Mousaa with Princess WOW. 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.

7:30PM Lynyrd Skynyrd & The Marshall Tucker Band Info: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel.

8PM-9:30PM Late Night Jam Session. Info: Last Chance Tavern, 6009 Main St, Tannersville, $20, $10 /senior/student.

8PM-9:30PM Steven Feifke Big Band Info: Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main St, Tannersville, $20, $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 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 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.

8PM-11:30PM Dutchess County Singles Dance. Dance Lesson:7:30pm, Dance: 8pm to 11:30pm. Music from 40’s, 50’s, 60’s to the Present by DJ Johnny Angel also a light dinner buffet with desert and coffee. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Info: Dutchess Country Club, 1209 North Ave, Beacon, $22.

8PM Bard SummerScape 2015: East and West. 7:30 pm Preconcert Talk: Kyle Gann. Info: 845-758-7900 or [email protected]. Bard College, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, $25.

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

8PM Mount Tremper Arts presents Theater: John Jahnke and Hotel Savant?” Alas, The Nymphs. “ A Greek king abandons his war-torn country and seeks shelter aboard the Argo, disguised as a squire. Info: or 845-688-9893. Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper.

8:15PM Movies Under the Stars 2015: TheKarate Kid (PG). Bring your chair or a blanket and don’t forget the snacks! Alcohol and tobacco are prohibited. Academy Green, Kingston, free.

8:30PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Cabaret: Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music: The 1990s. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, $65, $25.

9PM Jukebox Junkies. Info: 845-229-8277. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park.

10PM-12:30AM Bard SummerScape 2015: After Hours with Justin and Friends: DJ Sammy Jo. 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.

    The End

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