Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 7-16)

Friday 7/8

Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival. July 8-10. About 125 launches between Friday and Sunday. petting zoo, crafts, hay mazes, hayrides, food trucks and vendors, a tap room, bakery and farmer’s market, fire pits, ball toss, live music entertainment. Info:

9:30AM-11AM Vinyasa Level I-II Yoga with Alison Sinatra. This vinyasa class is ideal for students transitioning from beginner to intermediate. Led by the amazing Alison, asanas are explored with increasing detail and a slower flowing sequence. $18. Info: 845-679-8700 Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

9:45AM-10:45AM Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Town Hall, Woodstock.

10:30AM Pilates Equipment Group 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.

12:05PM-1PM Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1donation. Woodstock Fire Co. 1, Tinker St, Woodstock.

12:30PM – 6PM   Crystal and Tarot Readings and Chakra Clearing Sessions with Mary.  Every Friday at Mirabai.  Walk-ins welcome or call for appt.  Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. 845- 679-2100.  $30 for 25 minute reading; $50 for reading/chakra clearing session.

3PM-7PM South Pine Street City Farm Stand. Open for fresh pure lettuce & greens. This Farmstand is a project of the Kingston Land Trust and a member of Eat Well Kingston, part of Cornell’s Live Well Kingston. Open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 3-7pm. Info:845-532-0011.

3:30PM Kingston Library presents The Bookmark Club with Sasha. For ages 5-12 yr olds. Meets every Friday (unless noted) thru October. Event includes arts, crafts, read & snack. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

4PM “Knit Wits” Knitting Club. Saugerties Public Library, Washington Avenue, Saugerties, 845-246-4317.

4:30PM-5:30PM Lego Club. All ages, with parents. Ongoing. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

5:30PM-7PM Restorative Yoga with Barbara Boris. Ease into your weekend with 90 minutes of restorative postures that soothe the nervous system and alleviate tension. Perfect for weekenders or anyone looking for a respite from the week. $18. Info: 845-679-8700 Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

6PM Book Reading & Signing: Sparrow. Author and flutophonist, Sparrow will be reading from his new book, How to Survive the Coming Collapse of Civilization (and Other Helpful Hints). Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

6PM 48th Annual Children’s Day Parade. This year’s theme: LEGOS! (Line up begins at 4:30pm). Broadway, Kingston.

6:30PM  The Desmond Back Porch Concert Series   Kofi and Sankofa Drum and Dance Ensemble, award winning and  renowned performers  will be performing this outdoor, interactive concert with African drums and dance! Bring your drums to join in. Grounds will open at 5:30 pm for picnicking.  Please bring blankets / chairs to sit on.  Admission is $5 pp.  The raindate 7/10,2pm. Desmond Campus, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh, 845-565-2076.

7PM Music at the Gazebo Pine Bush. Jeff and Joanna play everything from classical to country to Broadway to Pop! Info: 845-744-2029, Village of Pine Bush.

7PM Weekly Senior Citizen’s Bingo. Seniors 50 and older. Ongoing every Wednesday at 1:30pm & Friday at 7pm. Admission $1. 50/50 tickets available at 3 tickets/$2.Half-time complementary refreshments. Everyone welcome! Info: 845-647-3902. Shawangunk Valley Senior Center, Southwyck Square, 70 Main St, Napanoch.

7PM Friday Night Jazz! NYC saxophonist Al Guart leads ensembles comprised of the best Hudson Valley Jazz musicians. 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 with the band. Info: 518- 678-3101. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville.

7PM Summer Concert Series: Betty & the Baby Boomers. Bring chairs or blankets. Info: or 845-266-5530. Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre R, Rhinebeck.

7:30PM Radharani Kirtan Album Release Concert. Celebration concert will feature Steve Gorn on flute, Eric Archer on tabla and guitar, Mark Reynolds on percussion, Rob Norris on bass. Rosendale Community Center, Rt  32, Rosendale, free.

7:30PM Mark Miller Concert. A nationally known composer of United Methodist Church music. Info: or 845-417-5063 or 845-625-8087. New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove St, New Paltz.

7:30PM-8:30PM Lecture: Doug Beasley. Free for the Doug Beasley workshop participants. Info: 845-679-9957. CPW, 59 Tinker St, Woodstock, $7.

7:30PM Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.$40, $36, $32. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.  Info & tix: 845- 679-6900 2016. Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed. Futurist puppet plays by Fortunato Depero. Translated, designed, and directed by Dan Hurlin. Created by the ensemble. Info: [email protected] or 845-758-7900 Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, $25 /starting price.

8PM  Brilliant Traces. Play by Cindy Lou Johnson, directed by Sande Shurin, with Maria Elena Maurin and Chris Grady. Info: or 845-679-7900. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, $23, $20.

8PM The Acquaintances. Info: or 845-687-2699. High Falls Cafe, High Falls.

8PM Assassins. By Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman . $26/adults, $24/srs. Info: 845-876-3080 or Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck, $26 /adults, $24 /srs & students.

8PM Powerhouse Theater- The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. Adapted book by Santino Fontana, directed by Scott Ellis. Info: or 845-437-5599. Vassar College, Martel Theater, Poughkeepsie.

8PM Red. Play by John Logan. Directed by James Glossman. Info: 845-647-5511, or Shadowland Stages, at 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $39, $34.

8PM Gus Mancini Sonic Soul Band.  Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Cafe@ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM Chicago. Kander and Ebb’s mega-hit full of jazz, murder, and mayhem. Info: or 518-392-9292. Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham.

8:30PM Bard SummerScape 2016: Spiegeltent Cabaret. Camille O’Sullivan. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard College, Spiegeltent, Fish Center, Annandale-on-Hudson.

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