Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (May 19-28)

Saturday 5/28

8AM-9AM Unison’s Memorial Weekend Barn Sale. Early birds. Info: unisonarts.org/. Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $10.

8AM-10AM Tai Chi with Marth Cheo. An ancient Chinese healing and martial art. Mixed levels during the first hour, followedby advanced forms. Ongoing. Info: 845-255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $12.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  Fun Fast Vinyasa with Foster Hurley.  Kickstart your weekend with this NEW 60-minute vinyasa class. Also known as “Ashtanga Lite,” the fast-paced flow works up a nice sweat while keeping things light and fun. $16. Info: 845-679-8700. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. www.woodstockyogacenter.com.

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

9AM-4PM Annual Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association Plant Sale Thousands of annuals and perennials will be on sale at reasonable prices. All profits support operation and restoration of the Vanderbilt gardens. Info: www.vanderbiltgarden.org. Vanderbilt HistoricSite, Visitors’ Center parking lot, Hyde Park.

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 www.ulsterpilates.com. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

9AM-4PM Unison’s Memorial Weekend Barn Sale. Early birds. Info: unisonarts.org/. Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

9:30AM-11AM 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.

10AM-12PM Japanese Calligraphy Workshop with Midori Shinye. Reservation required by Friday 12 noon. Info: 845-255-8811 or www.GKnoodles.com. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, ide Aid Plaza, New Paltz, $20.

10AM-11:30AM  Iyengar Yoga Level I with Barbara Boris. For all students new to Iyengar Yoga, taught by Woodstock’s only Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor. The basis of the method is taught in standing poses. Info: 845-679-8700 or www.woodstockyogacenter.com. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock, $16.

10AM-1PM Pressure Canning Workshop. Learn the methods of pressure canning in order to safely preserve fresh foods. This workshop is limited to ten participants so please sign up early. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan, $15.

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

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

10AM-12PM Community Photography Workshop: The Art of K-9 Photography. Presented by photographer Al Nowak. Presidential Dogs: A Dog’s Tale, featuring FDR and Eleanor’s dog Fala will be shown. Info: 845-229-2006. Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park.

10AM-4PM Memorial Day Weekend Event: World War II Military Displays. The  lawn in front of the FDR Presidential Library will take on the appearance of a World War II encampment. Info: 845-486-7745. FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Henry A. Wallace Center, Hyde Park.

10AM Life Drawing at Unison. Info: www.unisonarts.org or 845-255-1559. An extra three hour life-drawing session every other Saturday at 10 am to give professional artists and students an opportunity to work with experienced models under controlled lighting. Thereis no instruction. Cost $20. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

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 www.ulsterpilates.com. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

10AM-11:30AM Iyengar Yoga Level I with Barbara Boris. For all students new to Iyengar Yoga, taught by Woodstock’s only Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor. The basis of the method is taught in standing poses. $16. Info: 845-679-8700 or www.woodstockyogacenter.com. WoodstockYoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

10AM-4PM Knox’s Headquarters Opens for the Season. The headquarters of Generals Nathanael Greene, Henry Knox and Horatio Gates opens for another season of tours and special events. Call for tour times. Info: 845-561-1765. Knox’s Headquarters, 289 Forge Hill Rd, Vails Gate.

10AM-4PM Huge Indoor Yard Sale! Everything from baby clothes and toys to household items and furniture. Rochester Reformed Church, Rt 209, Accord.

10:15AM-1:15PM Adult Life Drawing. An opportunity for artists and students to work with experienced models under controlled lighting. There is no instruction. Poses:25 minutes. Info: 845-255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $15.

10:30AM-1:30AM Word Cafe Writing Intensive with Jana Martin. Info: 845-679-8000. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

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

11AM-4PM Rondout Valley Savor/Art & Food Bus Tour. Starts and ends at Trailways Bus Station, 400 Washington Ave., Kingston. Guided mini-bus tasting tour goes to Kingston Farmer’s Market, Kelder’s Farm, botanical illustrator Wendy Hollengold’s permaculture organic gardens, Arrowood Farm and Brewery, the Rail Trail Café and more. Tickets include transportation, guided tour and all food and beverage tastings. $99 adults/$79 children + 6% processing fee. Brought to you by Hudson Valley Food Tours, Corn Cow/Stick to Local Farms Project and the Rondout Valley Growers Association.Contact 845-249-6129 or [email protected] or www.hudsonvalleyfoodtours.com.

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: www.fohk.org or 845-339-0720.Friends of Historic Kingston, corner of Wall and Main St, Kingston.

11AM-4PM Rubber Duck & Crazy Boat Race & Festival. 500 Rubber Ducks race down Gooseberry Creek. 11am launch. Crazy Boat Race at 2pm on Rip Van Winkle Lake. Festival all day w/music & crafts. Downtown Tannersville, Main St, Tannersville.

11AM-6PM Crystal and Mineral Trunk Show on the Porch at Miraba selling a wide variety of crystals and stones from all over the world. Some highlights will include Herkimer Diamonds from NY State, Cactus Spirit Quartz from South Africa; Amethyst Altar Points from Bolivia. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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 www.woodstocksanctuary.org. Woodstock Animal Sanctuary, 2 Rescue Rd (formerly Epworth Lane), High Falls.

12PM-4PM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Story Walk Opening Day. Read your way along the Meadow trail. At 1pm and 2:30pm meet one of the animals from the book and at 1:30pm and 3pm, take a guided walk. Info: 845-534-5506 or hhnm.org. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson, $3 /3 & up.

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.

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 Sit and Knit. Bring a project or start a new one while sitting on the comfy couches in the Information Room window area every Saturday at 1 pm. All are welcome.Info: 845-246-4317 or saugertiespubliclibrary.org. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

1PM Book Reading: Craig Harris, author of Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties.

1PM Rondout National Historic District Walking Tour. Guided tour of Kingston’s historic waterfront area that mushroomed as a prosperous maritime village in the 19th century. Some uphill walking involved. Info: 845-339-0720 or www.fohk.org. City of Kingston Visitors Center, 20 Broadway, Kingston, $10, $5 /under 16.

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.

2PM Piano Plus Concert Series: Mei Hsuan Huang. es: Rami Sarieddine. Info: 845-657-2482 or www.olivefreelibrary.org. $2/suggested donation. Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan.

2PM Richard III. A troupe of seasoned teen actors from New Genesis Productions Youth Theater will stage one of Shakespeare’s more controversial plays. Info: www.newgenesisproductions; 845- 657-5867. Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock, $12.

2PM Zerbini Family Circus. Jugglers, High Flyers, High Wire, Camels, Clowns & More. Info: 845-782-8248 or museumvillage.org/ Museum Village, 1010 State Route 17M, Monroe, $15, $12 /under 12, free /under 3.

3PM Hudson Valley Psychic Saturday Meetup.  Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, free.

3PM-5PM The Tasty History Series: 1872. This new three-part series will explore dining & drinking customs from three pivotal years in Olana’s history. Info: 518-828-1872. Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, $30.

4PM Book Talk & Signing: Carney Rhinevault, author of The History of Hyde Park-On-Hudson. Info: 845-229-9115. FDR Presidential Library, Henry A. Wallace Center, Hyde Park, free.

4PM-5:30PM NEW! Tree Hugger Singing Group. The new group cooperatively writes songs on ecological themes. Everyone is welcome. Info: 845-255-1255 or [email protected] Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

4:30PM -7:30PM Journey Blue Heaven & Emmaretta Mark. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

5PM-8PM Rhinebeck ArtWalk. Every third Saturday of each month, 5-8pm. Village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck.

5PM-7:30PM Artist Reception: Photography at Gallery on Main. The works of local photographers William Deane, Gary Dodson, and Ayami Zurek are on display now. Info: www.windhamgallery.com. Gallery on Main, 5380 Main St, Windham.

6:30PM Laura Ludwig  presents  Poetry and Performance Art. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, free.

7PM-9PM Sitar Concert. Performance by Partha Bose, Accompanied on Tabla by Indranil Mallick. Info: www.shantimandir.com or 845-778-1008. Shanti Mandir, 51 Muktananda Marg, Walden, $15, $10 /student.

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-8:30PM Third Saturday Christian Open Mic (Coffee House). Come play or to listen. Meets every third  Saturday. Doors open 6:30pm. Acoustic solo, duo, groups welcome, perform original Christian songs & hymns. Hosted by Patrick Dodge.Refreshments available. Free willoffering for Smile Train - info:www.smiletrain.org. Overlook United Methodist Church, 233 Tinker St, Info: [email protected], Woodstock.

7PM Richard III. A troupe of seasoned teen actors from New Genesis Productions Youth Theater will stage one of Shakespeare’s more controversial plays. Info: www.newgenesisproductions; 845- 657-5867. Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock, $12.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Vaneese Thomas. (Blues Jazz). Info: 845-236-7970 or liveatthefalcon.com. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM-9PM Sitar Concert. Performance by Partha Bose, Accompanied on Tabla by Indranil Mallick. Info: www.shantimandir.com or 845-778-1008. Shanti Mandir, 51 Muktananda Marg, Walden, $15, $10 /student.

7PM-10PM The Cragsmoor Conservancy’s Tango & Tapas!  Grab your favorite partner, or discover a  new  one,Tango Dance Party  with Carina Moeller, professional Tango instructor. Featuring Unlimited Argentiniant Tapas!  Cash bar.  The Cragsmoor Firehouse, Cragsmoor.  $30 per person ($35 @ the door).Space is limited!Purchase Tickets atwww.cragsmoorconservancy.infoor send a check toCragsmoor Conservancy,PO Box 38, Cragsmoor, NY 12420.

7:30PM-10PM Live Music & Noodles. Cats Out of the Bag, A night of jazz, American and Balkan folk idioms. Info: 845-255-8811 or www.GKnoodles.com. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, ide Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

7:30PM Jessica Lang Dance. Student Rush (with ID)- $10. Info: 845-757-5106 or www.kaatsbaan.org/ Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 33 Kaatsbaan Rd, Tivoli, $30, $10 /child.

8PM Hubert’s Block. Musiical written by Rebecca Coupe Franks, a composer, trumpet player and educator. Info: 845-658-9048. Rosendale Café, Main St, Rosendale.

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

 

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