Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Apr. 28-May 7)

Saturday 5/7

6AM John Burroughs Natural History Society: Warbler Walk #2. Trip leaders: Carol Weber ([email protected]; 914-388-1569) and Gerhard Patsch ([email protected]) Info: Village of New Paltz, Parking lot, Huguenot St, New Paltz.

8AM Mid-Hudson Adirondack Mountain Club: 5th Annual Riverkeeper Hudson River Sweep. Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9:30PM) or [email protected] Please let the leader know if you are coming. Trash bags provided. Info: Boat Launch, 117 Market St, Wappingers.

8:30AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Birding and Breakfast with the Bakers. Learn the basics of this fascinating hobby from avid birding enthusiasts Sharon and David Baker. Bring Binoculars! Info: or 845-534-5506. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor DiscoveryCenter, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $7.

8:30AM Walkin’ The Dog. A fun event on the Rail Trail, to raise funds for the Elting library. Registration/sponsor forms at Gilded Otter Parking Lot, New Paltz.

9AM-4PM Spring 2016 Photography Conference. Speakers: David FitzSimmons and Parish Kohanim. Info: Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Theatre, Newburgh, $26, $13 /fulltime student.

9AM-10:30AM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going. Everyone welcome. Info: 845-679-8800. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rt 212, Woodstock.

9AM-11AM I Love My Park Day: Helping Hands Make Light Work. Ages 12 and up. Come spend a few hours and help make a difference! Rain or shine. For more information visit Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, free.

9AM-1PM 24th Annual Hudson Valley AIDS Walk -and a brand-new 5K run! Info: Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie.

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

9 AM Christian meditation.  Meets every  Saturdays 9 - 10:30 am In parish hall at Trinity Episcopal Church on Route 9W in Saugerties.  246-3285.  All welcome; no charge.

9AM-12PM The Future of Oak Forests. Discover how absence of fire, proliferation of deer, shade-tolerant maples, logging practices, and climate change threaten oak regeneration. Panel discussion. You may sign-up for the optional Lunch and/or Excursions. Info: or 845- 677-5343. Cary Institute, auditorium, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook.

9AM Pilates Springboard - Reformer Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Info: 845-658-2239 or Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

10AM-4PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve. 5th Annual I Love My Park Day Event. For more information and to register for programs at Minnewaska, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Lake Minnewaska Area, Gardiner.

10AM-9PM Candlewax Recycling Drop-off. Ongoing. Candlewax in any condition to be recycled. Pachamama Store (near food court), Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston.

10AM-11:30AM Iyengar Yoga Level I with Barbara Boris. Iyengar Yoga Level I with Barbara Boris. Info: : 845-679-8700 or Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock, $16.

10AM-4PM Staatsburgh State Historic Site: I Love My Park Day. Volunteer to help with an outdoor project in the mansion’s historic landscape. Drop in to help for any part of the day’s event! For age 8+. Info: 845-889-8851. Staatsburgh State Historic Site, 75 Mills St, Staatsburgh.

10AM-12PM Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main Street, Stone Ridge, 845-687-7023.

10AM-6PM Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market, in collaboration with Hudson River Exchange. Info: Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front St, Hudson, $5 /2 days, free /under 12.

10AM Pilates Springboard - Reformer Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Info: 845-658-2239 or Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

10:30AM-12:30PM Ukulele Lesson and Jam. First Saturdays. All ages, levels. With ukes to borrow and new songs each month. Beginners especially welcome. Info: or 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

10:30AM-11:30AM Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Sponsored by The Kingston Women in Black. Info: 845-399-2805. Meet outside Cornell St PO, Kingston, 845-339-0637.

11AM-7PM Native American Crafts Sale on the Porch at Mirabai. Bern Richards is a feathersmith, making his craft using feathers, gourds and beadwork. Bern will be giving out sage “love bundles” throughout the day. 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

11AM-4PM The Friends of Historic Kingston Celebrates 50 Years: Treasures Great and Small from Our Collections. This exhibition features highlights of FHK’s collections. Exhibits through October 29. Open Fridays and Saturdays. Info: or 845-339-0720.Friends of Historic Kingston, corner of Wall and Main Sts, Kingston.

11AM-4PM Woodstock Farm Sanctuary Weekend Tour. 150-acre life long sanctuary for rescued farm animals. Learn about vegan living. A new Visitors Center and Cafe, open to the public for tours on weekends from 11am-4pm through October, $10/adults, $5/kids;group tours & private vegan events (including weddings) during the week. Info:845-247-5700 or Woodstock Animal Sanctuary, 2 Rescue Rd (formerly Epworth Lane), High Falls.

11AM-1PM Book Signing & Discussion:  Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures by Amy Goldman Fowler. Info: or 845-677-5857. Merritt Bookstore, 57 Front St, Millbrook.

12PM Mother’s Day Tea Party. Four-course luncheon and tea party, featuring a traditional menu of delectable home-made treats. Two seating:12pm & 3pm. Proceeds from this event will be used by the Outreach Committee. Res reqr’d. Info: 845-229-2820. St. James’ EpiscopalChurch, 4526 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, $25.

12PM-1PM Free Yoga Pizza Party. Ongoing. Join Women’s Power Space and My Place Pizza for a rejuvenating yoga class and pizza. Families, beginners, and children welcome (mats will be provided). Donations appreciated. Info:[email protected] My Place Pizza, 322 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

12PM-5PM Dutchess Chamber 2016 Health & Wellness Fair. Will showcase the vast range of local products and services that support health and wellbeing in the community. This year will also feature the Red Cross hosting a blood drive. Info: 845-454-1700. Poughkeepsie Galleria, Poughkeepsie.

12PM-6PM Dutchess County SPCA & Clinton Vineyards Birthday Celebration. Wags to Vintage Dog Day at Clinton Vineyards from noon to 6 p.m. This pet-friendly event celebrates two of our favorite things: canines and fine wines. Info: andwww.clintonvineya.rcom/ Clinton Vineyards, Clinton Corners, $45.

12PM-2PM Opening Reception: Looking at Sound. Group show curated by Bill Brovold. This exhibit will show the work of some of the most far-reaching artists crossing over between visual and musical arts. Exhibits through 5/30. Info: 845-338-2789. ARTBAR Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston.

12:45PM-1:30PM New Paltz Women in Black Vigil for Peace. Held in front of the Elting Library, corner of Main and North Front Streets. We are now in our 15th year of standing for peace and justice. New Paltz.

1PM The Met: Live in HD. Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux. Info: 845-473-2072. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $27, $20 /12 & under.

1PM-4PM Amy McTear Book Signing and Jam: We Need You, A Call to an Imaginal Reality. Signing, music, readings and performances by Amy & area musicians. Info: Cafeteria Coffee House, 58 Main St, New Paltz, free.

2PM Free Meditation Instruction. On-going. Held in the Amitabha Shrine Room. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

2-3:30 PM FarmOn! Foundation Seed Packet Crafting. This hands-on experience gives children the opportunity to touch seeds, ask questions, and learn where their food comes from. Germantown Library, Hover Room, Palatine Park Rd, Germantown.

3PM-5PM World Premier Celebrates Pete Seeger in Dance and Music: Turn, Turn, Turn! The show will be followed by a gala fundraising dinner at the Towne Crier Cafe, attended by honorary event chair Natalie Merchant. Info: or call845-256-9300. Beacon High School, Pete and Toshi Seeger Theater, Beacon, $20.

3PM Mother’s Day Tea Party. Four-course luncheon and tea party, featuring a traditional menu of delectable home-made treats. Two seating:12pm & 3pm. Proceeds from this event will be used by the Outreach Committee. Res reqr’d. Info: 845-229-2820. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, $25.

3PM 2nd Annual Short Play Festival (5/6-5/8). Visit their website,, for synopsis of shows. 8 exciting new original plays. Info: 845-876-3080. The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $10.

3PM-5PM Scavenger Hunt: Maps, GPS, Compass Navigation. Ages 5 and up. Environmental educator, Fran Martino will teach you how to use compasses, maps, and GPS systems. For more information visit Olana State Historic Site, Wagon House Education Center, Hudson.

4PM-7PM 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party. Celebrate the 142nd Run for the Roses. Featuring the racing themed oil paintings of artist, Alecia Barry Underhill. Enjoy Mint Juleps, delicious nibbles and watch the race. Info: 845-758-9432. Equis Art Gallery, 15 West Market  St, Red Hook.

4 PM-8 PM The Inaugural ‘Run for the Roses, Kentucky Derby’ fundraiser for People’s Place. Ole Savanna, Kingston.

4PM-7PM Annual Turkey Dinner.  Complete with all the trimmings and dessert. nfo: or [email protected] Community Church of High Falls, corner of Mohonk andFirehouse Rds, High Falls, $14, $12 /senior, $9 /6-12.

4PM-7PM Opening Reception: Loman Eng & Esopus Artist Group. Exhibits through 5/28. Info: 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, Duck Pond Gallery, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

4PM-6PM Opening Reception: May Exhibitions. Exhibits through 6/5. Info: or 845-679-2940. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker St, Woodstock.

4 PM-6 PM Opening Reception for May Exhibitions: Art on Paper: Works from the Permanent Collection; Far and Wide: The 8th Annual Woodstock Regional, Lenny Kislin Solo Show, Lisa Deloria Weinblatt Active Member Wall, Small Works Show. Youth Exhibition Space: Bailey Middle School ELL Student Show. Exhibitions continue May 7-June 5. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock.

5 PM Ziti Dinner. Second seating at 6:30. Dinner, consisting of ziti, salad, beverages, bread and dessert (all made by St. Andrew’s parishioners). $12/ adults 12 & up, $6/ under 12, free/ children under 4. Tickets: 255-8626. St. Andrew’s Church, corner of Main St & North Oakwood Terr, New Paltz.

5PM-7PM Artist’s Reception: Nancy Hull Kearing. Assemblages & Collages. Exhibits through the end of May. Weekends in May, Noon to 4PM. Info: 845-258-4396. Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Rd, Warwick.

5PM-7PM Opening Reception for “Immigrant Gifts to America.” Art exhibit & month-long celebration in collaboration with the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture & History. James Cox Gallery featuring works by Joseph Garlock & immigrant members of the ASK. Info: ArtsSociety of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston.

7PM-10:30PM Hudson Valley English Country Dance. Potluck dinner at 5:30pm. Workshop at 7pm. Caller: Loretta Holz. Band: Tiddely Pom: Sue Polansky, clarinet, Katie Jeannotte, piano, Stewart Dean, concertina. Info: 845-679-8587 or Reformed Churchof Port Ewen, Salem Rd, Port Ewen.

7PM James Van Praagh & Tony Stockerwell. They will communicate with spirits and will select random audience members to receive detail-laden messages of hope and comfort from loved ones in another realm. Info: 845-610-5900. Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf, $99, $50, $40.

7PM Saturday Night Jazz! NYC saxophonist Al Guart leads ensemble. 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 withthe band. Info: 518-678-3101. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville.

7PM Saturday Night Live Music & Noodles. 2nd set at 8:30pm.No cover, $5 donations to musicians recommended. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

7:30PM Chicago. Broadway musical by Bob Fosse, John Kander & Fred Ebb. Info: or 518-758-1648. Taconic Hills School, Performing Arts Center, Craryville, $20, $14 /senior/student.

7:30 PM-10:30 PM Swing Dance. Basic lesson at 7:30 with instructors Linda and Chester Freeman and  DJ Dance9-10:30 pm. No partner or experience necessary.No partner or dance experience necessary to attend.  Info: or  845-236-3939. MAC Fitness, 743 East Chester St, Kingston.

8PM Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike!   Play by Christopher Duranc. Directed by Micahel Schiralli. Performance tickets only;Prices range from $22-$50. Info: or call 1-800-838-3006. CIA Campus, Marriott Pavilion, 1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park.

8PM Bard College Music Department and Ethnomusicology at Bard College presents The Music & Dance of Bali . Featuring Hudson Valley Gamelans Giri Mekar & Chandra Kanchana with guest artists with guest artist and Balinese dancer Latifah Alsegaf  from Gamelan Mitra Kusuma, Washington, DC. Admission by $10 suggested donation, Bard students, staff, faculty & kids 16 & under free of charge. Info 845-688-7090 or FB Hudson Valley Gamelans Giri Mekar & Chandra Kanchana at Bard College.Olin Hall ~ Bard College, Annandale.

8PM Circle Mirror Transformation. Play by Annie Baker. Directed by Melisa Annis with Summer Corrie, Michael Rhodes*, Lorenzo Scott*, Amie Tedesco* and Jill Van Note* * member Actors’ Equity. Info: 845- 230-7020 or The Carpenter Shop Theater, 60 Broadway, Tivoli.

8PM Tangoman & The Latin All Star World Beat Dance Band. Info: 845-679-4406. Bearsville Theater, Tinker St, Woodstock.

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

8PM Rhythm International series. The English Beat will perform. Info: 518-473-1845. The Egg, Albany, $34.

8PM 2nd Annual Short Play Festival (5/6-5/8). Visit their website,, for synopsis of shows. 8 exciting new original plays. Info: 845-876-3080. The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $10.

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

9:30 PM Dance Party and Tribute Screening of Purple Rain. Come together as a community to sing, dance in your seats, laugh, cry and celebrate the amazing artist, Prince. Dress to impress! Prince inspired dance party follows the film at the Bywater Bistro. Film screening: Rosendale Theatre, Route 32, Rosendale.

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