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

Sunday 5/1

7:30AM-12PM John Burroughs Natural History Society: Spring Birds and Wild Flowers. A guided nature walk with the Esopus Creek Conservancy. Contact the field trip leader, Steve Chorvas ([email protected]) for additional information or directions. Saugerties Village Beach, Parking lot, Rte. 9W, Saugerties.

9AM-12PM 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary. Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary is one of the oldest and largest no kill sanctuaries in the North East. In 2015, Pets Alive saved 749 cats, dogs and farm animals from life-threatening circumstances. Info:845-386-9738. Fancher Davidge Park, 130 Lake Ave, Middletown, $25.

9 AM-5 PM Psychic Tarot Readings (Saturday & Sunday) at Dominick’s Cafe. Every Saturday & Sunday from 9am-5pm. Rates:  $15/ 15 Minutes, $30/30 Minutes, & $60/60 Minutes. RSVP by calling 845-338-4552 .  Info: or’s Cafe, 34 North Front Street, Kingston.

9:30AM Mid-Hudson Adirondack Mountain Club: Black Rock Forest (mindful) hike, 7-8 miles. Moderate. Leader: Mel Kleiman, 845-216-6805. Please call leader to confirm participation. Bring lunch and a poem. Info: Black Rock, Parking area, Cornwall.

9:30 AM - 11 AM Iyengar Yoga Level II with Barbara Boris  For students who are well-practiced in Iyengar Yoga Level I. Taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Barbara Boris, this class focuses on refining basic postures and introducing more advanced asanas. $16. Info: 845-679-8700. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

9:30AM 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-5PM New Woodstock Story Festival Two-day Festival Brings 11 Diverse Guest Presenters Celebrating Story in Arts, Education, Therapy, Business, Mythology, and Medicine. Mountainview Studio, Woodstock, $150 /2-days, $95 /1-day.

10AM-6PM 6th Annual Gardiner Open Studio Tour. Twenty-two artists open their studio doors to the public at eighteen locations. A free self-guided art tour. Info: Gardiner.

10AM-2PM Sunday Brunch @ The Falcon. Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis. (Swing Blues). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

10:30AM-12:30PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Ongoing. 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 SkyLake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

11AM 12th Annual Miles of Hope Spring Brunch. The brunch will feature an IBM Watson Health Presentation, scholarship awards, door prizes, silent auction and more! Help to honor and remember those affected by breast cancer within our Hudson. Info: or 845-264-2005. The Grandview, Poughkeepsie.

11AM-1PM Brunch and Estate Planning Session. Financial advisors and fundraising professionals will present an overview of various planned giving vehicles, and answer any questions related to estate planning. Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] or845-295-2500. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Event Gallery, Bethel.

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 Newburgh Bike and Hike. Explore the Quassaick Creek corridor and Snake Hill on guided tours. Bring a lunch and picnic in the open spaces. Info: 845-561-5552. Newburgh Art Supply, Newburgh.

12PM-5:30PM Native American PowWow. Food, craft vendors, Extreme Raptors, Grand Entry. Free. Valid photo ID necessary. In case of rain event will be held in Eisenhower Ballroom. Info: 845-938-3136, West Point, USMA Trophy Point, West Point.

12PM Co-ed Pickup-Futbol ! Meets every Sunday at noon. Info: [email protected] Athletic Fields at Comeau Town Park, 98 Comeau Dr, Woodstock.

1PM-2PM Silent Peace Vigil by Woodstock Women in Black. Info: 845-679-7148 or [email protected] Village Green, Tinker St, Woodstock.

1PM-3PM Audition for Natalie Needs a Nightie. Cast needed are 4 men and 3 women; age ranges 20’s to 40’s/50’s. Info: Coach House Players, 12 Augusta St, Kingston.

1PM-3PM Pallet Puppet Theatre offers Spanish Puppet Lesson. Ongoing on Sundays, 1-3pm. Materials for kids provided. The Green Palette, 215 Main Street inside of the Medusa Antique Center Building, New Paltz.

1PM-4PM Sketch Class. A traditional sketch class (drawing the figure) format of numerous poses which will lengthen in duration as determined by the monitor. $50/4 consecutive classes. Sundays, January 17 - December 4. Info: WoodstockSchool of Art, Woodstock, $20 /session, $50 /4 classes.

1PM-6PM “Painting with Chocolate.” A two day event, Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. Master Chocolatier Oliver Kita and award winning Woodstock artist Lila Bacon are creating beautiful artistic creations, showcasing her artwork and his organic chocolate. Info:845-876-2665. Oliver Kita Artisan Chocolates, 18 West Market St, Rhinebeck, free.

1:30PM Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! Daniel will take the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Info: or 845-454-5800. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, $53.80 /meet & greet, $38.50, $28.50.

2-4 PM Talk on the Middle East. Two young people who have refused to serve in the Israeli military, Khaled Farrag and Yasmin Yablonko, will discuss the Druze history in Palestine and explore the refusal movement and the effects of militarism on Israeli society. Town Hall, 76 Tinker St, Woodstock, 845-706-5500

2PM The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. Directed by Christine Crawfis, with Jeffery Battersby, Michael Frohnhoefer, Brian Mathews, and Rick Meyer. Info: : 845-658-8989 or [email protected] Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale, $15.

2PM May Day Dances: Faye Driscoll. Thank You For Coming: Attendance. Info: or 845-758-7900. Bard College, LUMA Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, $25, $10 /student.

2PM First Sunday Free Gallery Tour with guest educator Kevin Cook. Info: or 845-257-3846. SUNY New Paltz, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, free.

2PM “Shorts & Sweets for Mothers.” An early celebration of Mother’s Day with an afternoon of stories and jokes about mothers, grandmothers and stepmothers, told with warmth and joy by DeLois “Cookie” House and Carol Montana. Info: 845-255-1255. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

2PM 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.

2PM Aunt Nona. Play by Anna Carol. Directed by Joshua Chase Gold. Info: or 518-943-3894. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill, $15, $10 21 & under.

2:30PM Kaatsbaan Spring 2016 Performance Season: Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana. An evening of Spanish music and dance, food and wine. Info: 845-757-5106 x10 or www/ Kaatsbaan Black-Box Theatre, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, $45 /Café table seating, $30.

3PM 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.

3PM Chamber Music Series. Eric Grossman, violinist and Susan Kagan, pianist. Montgomery Senior Center, Montgomery.

3PM Family Concert: Joakim Lartey, percussionist, storyteller, educator. Info: 518-822-4181. First Presbyterian Church, 369 Warren St, Hudson, $10, $5 /child.

3PM Lecture: “Women Voted in New York - Before Columbus,” by scholar Sally Roesch Wagner. Details at Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209, Marbletown, free.

3PM West Side Story. With music by Leonard Bernstein, book by Arthur Laurents, and libretto by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story is directed by Kevin Archambault. Info: 845-876-3080. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $22.

3PM 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.

3PM-7PM Woodstock Live Afternoon Blues & Folk Rock & Funk Show! Featuring Billy Mitchel, George Henry, Ray Pollard, Journey Blue Heaven & friends. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

3PM Mid Hudson Women’s Chorus Spring Concert: “Life Cycles.” Info: or 845-382-2499. St. James United Methodist Church, Fair and Pearl Sts, Kingston, $10, $8 /senior/student.

3 PM American History Lecture: Women Voted in NY - Before Columbus, presented by Sally Roesch Wagner. She is the author of numerous women’s history books and articles. Web: Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209, Marbletown.

3PM Family Concert: Master percussionist Joakim Lartey leads an afternoon of storytelling and drumming, including a “show and tell” about percussion instruments from Africa and other parts of the world. Info: or 518-822-1438. Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St, Hudson.

3:30PM   Journey w/ The Woodstockers. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

4PM-6PM Opening Reception: Deconstruction / Construction. Works by Stuart Bigley and Kazuma Oshita. Exhibits through 5/22. Info: or 845-255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

4PM-6PM Opening Reception: “Spring in the Catskills, “ A solo show featuring landscape paintings by Olivebridge artist Vicki Chesler. Exhibits through 5/31. Info: 845-658-9048. Rosendale Café, 434 Main St, Rosendale.

4PM-6PM Public Reception: Kristy Bishop Studio’s 26th Annual Student Art Show. Awards at 5 pm. Over 100 works of art on exhibit through June 30. Info: or 845-246-8835. Dutch Ale House, 253 Main St, Saugerties.

4PM-6PM Woodstock Community Drum Circle. Hosted by Birds of a Feather and Timekeeper Drums invite all to drum and dance. Free, donations appreciated. On-going on Sundays, 4-6pm. Meets in the end room in the back of the building. Village Green, Woodstock.

4:30PM May Day Dances: Faye Driscoll. Thank You For Coming: Attendance. Info: or 845-758-7900. Bard College, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Stage Right, Annandale-on-Hudson, $25, $10 /student.

5PM-7PM Opening Reception: Shirt Factory Artists. A Group Show Featuring Select Artists and Artisans Who Live and Work in Kingston’s Pioneering Artist Hub. Exhibits through 5/15. Info: 845-340-4660 or The Shirt Factory, 77 Cornell St, Kingston.

5PM Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! Daniel will take the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Info: or 845-454-5800. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic

Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, $53.80 /meet & greet, $38.50, $28.50.

5:30PM-7PM Restorative Yoga with Kate Hagerman. A gentle, completely supportive practice that is designed to bring stillness to the body and the mind. The perfect way to wrap up the weekend. $16. Info: 845-679-8700 or Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

6PM The Fabulous Hackers. Featuring Vince Fisher. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s Tavern and Kitchen, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

7PM College Youth Symphony. Directed by Joël Evans, the orchestra will perform classic works by Mendelsson and Mozart and feature soloist winners from the annual College Youth Symphony Competition. Info: or845-257-2700. SUNY New Paltz, Julien J. Studley Theatre, New Paltz, $8, $6 /senior/staff, $3 /student.

7 PM Live @ The Falcon. Frankie Joe Daigle Band. (Cajun Americana). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

8PM Parker Millsap. Caroline Rose, Opener. Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

9:30PM  Marji Zintz     Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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