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

Saturday 8/15

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

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 Honeybee Pollination Walk with Beekeeper Chris Layman. In addition to discussing the pollination process and the importance of pollen to the life of the honeybee, Chris will also present a brief overview of the history of Woodstock bee forage, identify the plants that attract the honeybees to this rich, diverse landscape and discuss the benefits of foraging near riparian zones. This program is free and open to the public. Remember to bring your camera and sunscreen! The walk will take place at the Thorn Preserve 50 John Joy Rd,Woodstock.

9AM 2015 Guided Art Trail. Kaaterskill Falls and Catskill Mt House (moderate). Pre-registration is required. Info: 518-943-7465 or The Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring St, Catskill.

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

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

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-1:30PM Hands-on Boscobel for Boy Scouts. 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 Reg reqr’d. Info: [email protected] or 845.-265.-3638 x132 Boscobel, Garrison.

9:30AM-11:30AM Community Photography Workshop/Photo Stroll. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, you’ll walk away with awesome photographs and a better understanding of your park. Info: 845-229-2006, or [email protected] . Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park.

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-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, x.204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall, free.

10AM-12PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Panel Three: Mexico and Latin America. Melanie Nicholson, moderator; Miles Rodriguez; Roberto Sierra; Edward J. Sullivan. Info: 845-758-7900 or [email protected]. Bard College, Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson, free.

10AM-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.

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

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

10AM-3PM 31st Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show & Parade (8/15 & 8/16). Parade at 4pm. Cast your vote for a favorite boat!   Free Admission. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing,Kingston.

10AM Historical Walk Tour with Weston Blelock. $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-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 Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Sensational Snakes. Meet several live snakes from the Museum’s collection and learn about their life cycles, habits and habitats. Info: or 845-534-5506, x 204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall.

10AM Seano’s Circus Spectacular! Come explore the world of Circus with Seano; the teaching Clown! Bring your energy! Show followed by a hands- on workshop. Info: or 518-822-1438. Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St, Hudson, free.

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-6PM 13th Annual Saugerties Artists Studio Tour. Artists’ studios throughout the town of Saugerties. This is a self-guided tour, full color maps may be picked up at many Saugerties businesses. Info: 845-246-7493 or [email protected]. Saugerties, free.

10:30AM-1:30PM Teen Geek - 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. The Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

11AM-7PM Phoenicia Flea. Featuring handcrafted food, drink, pantry, jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, housewares, furnishings and vintage. Rain or shine. Phoenicia Flea, 215 Lower Whitfield Rd, Accord.

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-6PM Phoenicia Flea. Offering food, drink, confection, jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, housewares and vintage. Every month. Rain or shine. Parish Field, Phoenicia.

11AM Woodstock Volunteer’s Day! Entertainment & food. Fireworks at dusk. Andy Lee Field, Woodstock.

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 -6PM Justin Love’s S.E. Asia Paintings & Older Works. Beatriz is back! Tarot readings w/astrology & numerology.11am-6pm Sat.&Sun. On the lawn on Rt 212 @ Churchland Rd, between Woodstock and Saugerties. Rain or shine. 845-430-0005.

11AM Next Year’s Words- a New Paltz readers forum. Join seven poets cooking up poems together along the rail trail from Women’s Studio Workshop to the trestle in Rosendale. Info: Binnewater Kiln Parking Lot, Rosendale.

11AM-2PM End of Summer BBQ @ Grinnell Library. The last hoorah of the Summer Reading Program! Food, face painting, music, vendor booths, super hero games! Come dressed as your favorite superhero or villain! Info: 845-297-3428. Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St, Wappingers Falls.

12PM-3PM Midtown Loves Kids Community Bazaar and Fundraiser. A day to celebrate the children of Midtown Kingston. Face Painting. Bake Sale. Free Vegetables. Games. Snacks and BBQ for Sale. Raffle. Dunk Tank with Pastor Kelley. Info: 845-331-7188. Liberty St, Kingston.

12:30PM – 6:30 PM Tarot Readings with Stephanie. Every Saturday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. 679-2100. $25 for 15 minutes; $40 for half hour reading.

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.

1PM-5PM “Meet the Artists!” This weekend stop by the to meet two of the artists that are displaying work in our current show, Vibrant Visions. Fran Sutherland on 8/15 and   Kirsten McAllister on 8/16. Gallery hours are 1–5PM. Unframed Artists Gallery, 173 Hugenot St, New Paltz.

1:30PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Program Seven: “New York New York”. 1 pm Preconcert Talk: Christopher H. Gibbs Info: 845-758-7900 or [email protected]. Bard College, Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson, $35.

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-4:30PM Minecraft Redstone Rally. Grab your diamond pickaxe and come build at this rockin’ Redstone tournament! sign up! The winner gets a special prize! Info: or 845-757-3771. The Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

2PM Gardiner Library Music Lover’s Group Meeting. The group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 2pm. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. Free, 845-255-1255.

12PM Sri Aurobindo’s Birthday Darshan. Celebrating Sri Aurobindo’s birthdaywith a   Reading and Meditation followed by a vegetarian lunch (please bring something to share). At 2 pm they will screen Evolution Fast Forward II , a broad overview of psychology, cosmology and the transformational practice of Integral Yoga. This is a psychological and spiritual methodology for the evolutionary transformation of human nature developed by Sri Aurobindo.   The film is 50 Minutes long.Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 845-679-5358. Matagiri in, Mount Tremper.

3PM-5PM History of Science Series: The Illustrated World of Church’s Library & Natural Science Development.   This lecture will focus on the development of “natural sciences” in the 19th century. Join Dr. Lloyd Ackert, Professor in History of Science at DrexelUniversity, as he explores 19th-century scientific ideas inspired by Frederic Church’s library. Walk-ins welcome, or online at Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson.

4PM-10PM SpillianFest 2015 A first-probably-annual community day of food, music, and outdoor play. Featuring Blues Guitar Phenomenon, Dylan Doyle. Cash bar. Res suggested. Info: 800-811-3351. Spillian, Fleischmanns, $18 /full bbq dinner, $10 /w/o dinner.

5PM Explorations of the Unforseen. Take part in a one of a kind performance that utilizes the power of the unknown as its creative guiding force! A Forum for Artistic Spontaneity. Info: or 845- 687 8707. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

5PM-7PM Music in the Woods: Dan Keene. Info: 845-399-4800 or Rail Trail Café, 310 River Road Extension, Tillson.

6PM-9PM UpFront ‘s Mid-Summer Artists Reception - Live music by “In Spite of Ourselves” along with complimentary food. Exhibits through 9/25. Info: 845-754-5000. UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Ave, Port Jervis, free.

6PM-8PM Tannersville Bongo Nite. Those interested should bring their drums, guitar, sax, harmonica or any musical instrument and play on Main Street. Register at Eco-Lite Candles, Main Street. Info: 518-858-9094. Village of Tannersville Hall, Tannersville.

6:30PM-10:30PM Down-on-the-Farm. A benefit for the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library! Listen to live music while you enjoy summer dining by a local chef. Then when the stars come out kick up some sawdust on the dance floor. Info: Gioia Farm, Middle Rd, Hudson, $125.

6:30PM-8:30PM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Firefly Light Show. Learn how and why they create such a show. Make an observation jar to take home. Info: or 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall, $7, $5 /child.

6:30PM-8:30PM Opening Reception: M‚lange. A solo exhibition of sculptures and drawings by Ryan Roa. Info: 845-784-1146 or [email protected]. Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann St, Newburgh.

7PM-11PM Jam4TheEnd2. Get together to rock out for the end of child abuse! Great food, awesome drinks, dance, a stellar silent auction, and raffle tix at the door. Info: [email protected] Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge, $30, $15

7PM Live @ The Falcon. Sonando! (Latin Salsa Mambo). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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

7PM Movies With Spirit: “I Wish” (“Kiseki”) Japanese with English subtitles. Rated PG. Info: 845-389-9201. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston, $5.

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.

7PM-9PM Talk: “Winning Peace With Iran” with Medea Benjamin from Code Pink will identify those trying to destroy the peace agreement and how you can make sure that Congress supports the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Info: [email protected] or 845 876-7906. Woodstock Town Hall, Woodstock.

7:30PM-10:30PM Third Saturday Contra Dance. Bill Fischer calling & music by Wry Bred. Info: or 845-473-7050. Admission $10/5 full time students. St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie.

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 Monologue Showcase and Unplugged Open Mic. 7:30 pm sign up, 8 pm show. Info: 845-527-5048. $7 suggested donation. Present your monologue to a live audience or participate afterwards in our unplugged open mic. Bring scenes to act out, poems, short stories, or acomedy routine. Mix & mingle w/ industry professionals & community members. Refreshments will be served. Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Rd, Highland.

7:30PM Sonny Rock and the NYS Hall of Fame Blues Band. Cash beverages and food available. Info: 518-622-0123. Gallagher’s, 513 Main St, Cairo, $15.

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 “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 Chatham Dance Festival, Info: 1-800-838-3006 or PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham.

8PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Program Eight: Reimagined Landscapes and Pasts. 7 pm Preconcert Talk: Leonora Saavedra. Info: 845-758-7900 or [email protected]. Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, $75, $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 The Good Luck Orchestra. Info: Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 34 Tinker St, Woodstock, free.

8PM Maverick Concert: Jazz at the Maverick - Julian Lage, jazz guitar with friends. Info: 845-679-8217 or Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock, $40 /reserved seating, $25 /gen adm.

8PM “Come On Beacon, Let’s Dance!” Enjoy a mix of familiar, much loved songs in a wide variety of styles, rhythms and moods; along with lesser known, but equally thrilling music by the masters. Light refreshments served. Info: 845-765-0667. Howland Cultural Center, Main St, Beacon.

8PM Karl Allweir solo in the taproom. Info: 845-229-8277. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park.

8:30PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Cabaret: Justin Vivian Bond: Love is Crazy. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, $65, $25.

9PM Cracker. Info: 845- 679-4406. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $25.

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.

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