Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (September 10-19)

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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

Upcoming Event: Woodstock Comedy Festival (9/18-9/20). Legendary Robert Klein to Headline Third Annual Event. Featuring Comedian Jo Firestone, a Short Film by Todd Strauss-Schulson a Tribute to Joan Rivers and more! Events will be held at The Bearsville Theater, Cucina, Kleinert James Art Center, Upstate Films Tinker Street & Commune Saloon. Info: 845-663-4808 or or see individual listings in the Almanac calendar. $10 to $75. Woodstock.

Upcoming Event: 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:

Buddhism and Addiction Recovery. A Weekend Teaching 9/18-9/20. Teachers: Bill Alexander and Lama Losang (Lama David Bole). Meals and overnight accommodations available at KTD’s usual rates. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-679-5906 x3. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mt. Rd, Woodstock, $120 /full weekend, $30 /session.

The Hudson Valley River Valley Ramble Annual Event Series ( 9/12-9/13, 9/19-9/20 & 9/26-9/27). Celebrating the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Offering more than 200 outdoor adventures, including walking tours, bike rides, hikes, paddles estuary explorations, heritage site tours & cultural events. For a full schedule of events, go to From the Capital New York to NYC, Hudson Valley.

2015 Gala Benefit with Sutton Foster (9/26, 6pm). Presented by The Half Moon Theatre at The Culinary Institute of America. Proceeds will fund Half Moon Theatre’s fall season at the CIA and ongoing programming at The Marriott Pavilion. Cocktail party at 6pm includes hors d’oeuvres, open bar & live auction; performance at 7:30pm in The Marriott Pavilion, followed by a dessert reception at 9pm. The Culinary Institute of America—Marriott Pavilion,1946 Campus Dr (Rte 9), Hyde Park. Info: or 1-800-838-3006. Tickets $40-$200.

The Precious Garland of the Supreme Path. A Weekend Teaching (9/11-9/13). Teacher: Tulku Damcho Rinpoche. Meals and overnight accommodations available at KTD’s usual rates. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-679-5906 x3. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mt. Rd, Woodstock, $120 /full weekend, $30 /session.

Register Now! Time and the Valleys Museum Bus Tour of Delaware Water System on Sep. 26. The tour will take passengers to the Neversink, Cannonsville, Pepacton and the Rondout reservoirs. Prereg. Reqr’d. Info: 845-985-7700 or Time andthe Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, $30.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Family Campout(9/18 & 9/19). Bring a tent and sleeping bags for a fun night under the stars with evening activities and s’mores around the campfire. A light breakfast snack and coffee will be provided on Saturday morning. Pre-pay Reg reqr’d. Info: or 845-534-5506 x204 Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $20, $12 /2-4.

Upcoming Event: Sunrise at Campobello. Dore Schary’s Tony-Award-winning play about FDR‘s determination to return to political life after being stricken with polio, 10/1 – 10/11, 2015, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm at The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. Tickets 845-876-3080 or $24 adults, $22 senior/child.

Register Now! Stroke Screening - Facts You Need to Know about Stroke Prevention. 5Five Screenings available, $149.Pre-registration is required. Call 800-364-0457. Presented by Life Line Screening. Woodstock Fire Department, Woodstock. Info:

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.

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.

Groundswell (9/19, 1-5pm).The Olana Partnership and Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM are pleased to co-present a third iteration of their award-winning exhibition event Groundswell. Info: Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson.

Sign Up Now! Trip to Saratoga Casino. The Walker Valley Seniors are taking a trip on 9/29. Anyone can go, even if you are not a senior or from Walker Valley. Call Stephanie Jansen at 744-6584. Walker Valley.

Upcoming Screening: Stood for the Storm (9/26, 2pm). A film that explores the legacy of Hurricane Katrina from a unique vantage. This is the New York premiere and the director will be on hand for a Q&A. Part of the proceeds will go to benefit Rosendale

Upcoming Event: SE15 presents A Summer Evening Performance with D’amby Project - “Bones to Square Ten” (9/12, 6pm). Performance and conversation with The Dancers. Bring a seat. Rain or shine Refreshments provided. All are welcome. Info: or Key Bank, W. Market St, Red Hook.

Register Now! Ecce Lingua Latina. Learn the language of Ceasar in Latin classes for students in grades 7 and up, beginning September 21 through December 7. Info: 845-758-3241 Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook.



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    Date: Saturdays and Sundays June 6-October 3, 11AM-4PM
    Price: $20.00
    Location: Bronx Zoo 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10460

    A series of weekend events, viewed by over 2 million Bronx Zoo visitors, strengthening the connection between food, the environment and ourselves with partners and celebrities. As part of the summer celebration of the Children’s Zoo, this June guest programming activities will expand upon our domestic animal farm area. In association with the education department and FarmOn! Foundation will host a number of interactive experiences (How Does our Garden Grow: Planting a Garden, seed & soil & composting, Father’s Day Weekend - Pick, Plant and Cook with Dad - Healthy Eating, Be a Bee - Importance of Our Pollinators) that align with mission and support the following goals: Connect our visitors to nature and natural processes, Generate awareness of and interest in engaging in sustainable actions that relate to gardening, Gain insight into our actions and how they affect the planet.

    Weekend Schedule in June
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