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

Sunday 8/16

8AM John Burroughs Natural History Society Field Trip: North Tivoli Bay Paddle. Bring your own boat (pfd required!), water, sunscreen, and hat. For more information email [email protected] or call 914-714-2179. Info: North Tivoli Bay launch, Kidd Lane, Tivoli.

8:30AM Montgomery Place 5th Annual Classic Car Show. Featuring Antique and Classic cars up through 1990. Reg. $15.Montgomery Place, 26 Gardiner Way, Rte9G, Red Hook.

9AM Reading of the Work of Jacques Lacan. Hosted by the Lacan Reading Group. Moderated by Dr. Anna McLellan, member of the AprŠs-Coup Psychoanalytic Association. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-876-5800. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

10AM-3PM 31st Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show (8/15 & 8/16). Cast your vote for a favorite boat!   $7 adults; $5 seniors 65+ and children aged 4-18; $20 family rate, 4 are free or free admission for children w/ paid adult will be offered during the Artist Soap Box Derby. Free admission to active military and their families (show ID card) Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing,Kingston.

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, x204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall, 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-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-3PM New Paltz Farmers’ Market. 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz.

10AM-2PM Ellenville Farmers’ Market. Rain or shine. Info: 845-647-4620 corner of Market and Center streets, Ellenville.

10AM-2PM Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market. 61 East Market St, Rhinebeck.

10AM-2PM Rosendale Farmers’ Market. Locally produced vegetables, fruits, meat, jams, baked goods, cheeses & sauerkrauts. Live acoustic music (11-1) and children’s activities at every market. Info: [email protected]. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale.

10AM-2PM Sunday Brunch @ The Falcon. Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of Sound (Gospel Blues). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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,

10AM-5PM 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 Bard SummerScape 2015: Program Nine: Sacred and Secular Choral Music from 5 Centuries. Performance with Commentary, with Bard Festival Chorale, conducted by James Bagwell, choral director. Info: 845-758-7900 or [email protected]. Bard College, Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson, $75, $25.

10:30AM-12PM Sunday Morning Vocal Village. Personal and Collective Wellbeing through Voice, Music and a Vision for a better world. Every other Sunday thru 12/20. Info: 914-388-0632 or Unison Arts, New Paltz.

10:30AM-12:30PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Sunday. Sitting and walking meditation with short teaching and discussion from Pema Chodron books or video. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

11AM-2PM Celebrate Woodstock’s 46th Anniversary. Brunch and admission to the Museum where A New Video Kiosk Tells Personal Stories of Woodstock. Reg reqr’d. Info: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, $30.

11AM-6PM Phoenicia Flea. Offering food, drink, confection, jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, housewares and vintage. Every month. Rain or shine. Parish Field, Phoenicia.

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.

12:30 PM– 6:30PM Astro-Tarot Readings with astrologer Diane Bergmanson. Every Sunday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. 679-2100. $30 for half hour tarot reading; $40 for 45 minute Astro-Tarot; $60 for one hour in-depth.

12:30PM-1:45PM Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group. Learn to communicate more compassionately with yourself and others. Info: 914-584-9593. Flatbush Reformed Church, 1844 Rt 32, Saugerties, free.

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 Artist Soap Box Derby. Lower Broadway, Kingston.

1PM-4PM Newburgh Challenges the Hudson Valley to a Game of Croquet. The tradition of croquet continues with the annual tournament at Newburgh’s beautiful Downing Park. Registration opens at 12pm and players are encouraged to come in pairs or be paired upon arrival. Admission is $5 per player and spectators are welcome. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Money raised will benefit future tournaments. Info: 845-561-2585 or

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.

1PM “The Hotels of Middletown,” a slide show featuring images and stories from more than 40 hotels and inns that welcomed guests over the past 150 years. Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville.$4.

1PM Courage Is Contagious 2: “Music + Memoir.” Robert Burke Warren hosts another Courage Is Contagious, this time with Kathleen McKitty Harris and Ida Hakkila. All three will read from memoirs-in-progress, and RBW will play a few memoir-ish tunes. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served and a hat will be passed. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock . Info: 845-679-8000 or

1:30PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Program Ten: Post-World War II Latin America. 1 pm Preconcert Talk: Richard Wilson. Info: 845-758-7900 or [email protected]. Bard College, Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson, $35.

1:30PM-3:30PM New Chess Club for Adults.   Will meet the first and third Sunday of each month. This club is geared for chess players with some experience. For more information call Peter at 845-851-8171. Gardiner Library, Community Room, Gardiner.

2PM 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, $34.

2PM-3PM Rhinebeck Culinary Crawl - Guided Walking/Tasting Tour. Includes a farmers market, with food and beverage tastings from local artisans, and tales of history and culture. These food tour events run every Sunday through the end of October. $45, $25/children. RSVP by Facebook.

2PM Sunday String Series: Hudson Valley String Quartet. Info: or 845-255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $20.

2PM “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.

2PM “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.

2PM-4PM Garden Party: Punctuating Space: The Prints and Multiples of Richard Artschwager. Includes guided tour of the exhibition. Info: 845-437-5632 or Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, , Sculpture Garden, Poughkeepsie.

3PM 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.

4PM The Hudson Valley YA Society’s 5th Anniversary Celebration featuring graphic memoirist Lucy Knisley. Book Swap!Bring in 5 gently used YA books (or comics!) to swap with other readers. (Books appropriate for ages 12-18 only, please.) RSVP Requested [email protected] Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, free.

4PM Maverick Concert: Trio Solisti. Info: 845-679-8217 or Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock, $40 /reserved seating, $25 /gen adm.

4PM-6PM Woodstock Community Drum Circle. Hosted by Birds of a Feather. Singers & dancers are all welcome. Bring your drums and percussion instruments. On-going on Sundays, 4-6pm. No experience necessary. Free. Village Green, Woodstock.

4:30PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Program Eleven: Musical Culture of the Hemisphere. 3:30 pm Preconcert Talk. Performance: American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director. Info: 845-758-7900 or [email protected]. Bard College, Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson.

5PM Music in the Woods: Catskill Mountain Gamelan. Info: 845-399-4800 or Rail Trail Café, 310 River Road Extension, Tillson.

7PM Live @ The Falcon. EJ Strickland & Transient Beings - (Afrobeat Jazz, Hip Hop & Funk). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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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