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

Saturday 7/9

Doug Beasley: Zen & the Art of Photography 7/9 & 7/10. Info: 845-679-9957. CPW, 59 Tinker St, Woodstock, $380, $350.

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:

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.

8:30AM-9:30AM 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. $18. Info: 845-679-8700 or Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

9AM-10:30AM Introduction to Tai Chi. With certified instructor Jing Shuai. All levels welcome. Class involves Qi Gong and slow movements. . Info: or 845-214-8579 New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz, $5.

9AM Mower’s Flea Market. Held every Saturday and Sunday. Maple Lane · Woodstock,· 845-679-6744.

9AM 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.

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

9AM-12PM Thrift Store. Ongoing every Saturday, 91m-12pm. Something for everyone. Church of The Comforter, 26 Wynkoop Place, Kingston.

9AM-2PM Kingston Farmers’ Market. Info: Wall St, Kingston.

9AM-2PM Heart of the Hudson Valley Farmers’ Market. Info: Cluett-Schantz Park, 1801-1805 Rt 9W, Milton.

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 Amazing Chair Workshop. Make your own amazing chair with Jeff Johnson. Workshop will include a brief tour of the exhibition Hudson Hewn, a mid-day snack (provided) and a break for lunch (bring your own). Suitable for adults with children age 6-12 years. Info:

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 WoodstockYoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

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 Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St, Stone Ridge, 845-687-7023.

10AM 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.

Photographing the Nude in Nature( July 2016, taught by Dan McCormack, on Saturdays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 10am – 4pm).In this workshop, participants will work with various figure models, first in the Unison Sculpture Garden, then break for lunch and travel to landscape settings, often with ponds or streams. Different models and shooting sites are planned for each Saturday. One can either bring lunch or can pick up sandwiches along the way.Cost for the set of four session is  $450, 1 session 150 .To register, call 845-255-1559 . Unison,  68 Mt. Rest Rd, New Paltz.

10AM The Art of Storytelling: Family-Friendly Tours of Olana. Ages 5 and up. Space is limited/reservations required. Visitors will join storyteller Tom Lee to interpret the house using their own noodles Info: Olana, Wagon House Education Center, Hudson.

10AM-11AM  Butterfly Walk at Thorn Preserve.Join naturalist, Steve Chorvas for a walk with butterflies. Bring your family for a walk in the meadows  learning about butterflies and caterpillars with a local expert. The event is free and open to the public.  It is sponsored by the Woodstock Land Conservancy and the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.Thorn Preserve,55 John Joy Rd, Woodstock.

10AM-2PM Sinterklaas Grumpus Workshops in July (July 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10am -2pm ).  A  prop making workshop. Instructor Felix Olivieri  will be making  jumbo cardboard Grumpus heads for the annual Sinterklaas parade that takes place on November 26th this year.This workshop is free and open to children and adults of all ages.  Donations are welcome.For more information call 845-514-3998.  Old Dutch Church , 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. $18. Info: 845-679-8700 or WoodstockYoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

10AM The Athens Street Festival.  Lighthouse Tours available departing from rom Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudsonor from the Athens Village Riverfront Park.  $25 / adults and $10/12 & under. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made online through or by calling 518-348-8993 or 888-764-1844. For general information: 518-828-5294 or [email protected] Riverfront Park, Athens.

10AM-4PM 66th Annual Stone House Day, Hurley, NY. One day only! Rain or shine! Tour 8 stone houses 230-330 years old in this National Historic Landmark Dutch village founded in 1661. Costumed guides. 1776 militia encampment., working blacksmith, colonial-era crafts for children and adults, Art and Antiques Sale,Native American Dancers.Music. Sojourner Truth presentation. Quilt raffle. New this year: play depicting life in colonial Hurley in 1663! Cafeteria. Free parking. Admission: $ 20/ students and seniors, $15/ children 6-12, $2, children 5 and under, free. Adult/senior and student tickets receive $2 coupon for cafeteria.     The Hurley Heritage Society Museum, 52 Main St, Hurley.

10AM-4PM 40th Anniversary for SummerFest. Live entertainment on two stages and the streets will be lined with over 70 artisan vendors, farm animals & face painting for the kids! Info: Main Street, Chatham.

10AMThe Art of Storytelling: Family-Friendly Tours of Olana.  Free. Ages 5 and up. Space is limited/reservations required.Calling all families! Explore the main house like never before; this tour is perfect for Olana’s first-timers and well-seasoned visitors.  This will not be a traditional house tour; instead it will be a complete participatory experience. Visitors will join storyteller Tom Lee to interpret the house using their own noodles and to create their own fictional stories about the objects they find inside. Info:, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson.

10AM-2PM Saugerties Farmers’ Market. Info: SaugertiesFarmersMarket or [email protected] or 845-750-0626. Cahill School Parking Lot, 115 Main St, Saugerties.

10AM-12PM Ladybug Release Party. Join the Orange County Land Trust in helping to save New York State’s official insect, the nine-spotted ladybug. Wearing long pants, closed-toe sneakers, and applying sunscreen are recommended. Please bring water. Info: or 845-534-3690. Birnberg Preserve, Chester, $5 /suggested donation.

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 MTHS Hosts Hike at Thacher State Park. NYS Museum geologist Chuck Ver Straeten and Thacher Park naturalist Nancy Engel will co-lead a 3 hour hike through John Boyd Thacher State Park in Voorheesville.  Meet in the Paint Mine parking area, south side of Rt. 157 at 10:30 a.m. for an 11:00 a.m. start.  If that lot is full, the Mine Lot parking area is across the street.  The hike will follow the Indian Ladder Trail and Mine Lot Creek through scenic glens, past impressive sinkholes, and other beautiful views and geological features.  Bring a lunch, water and wear good hiking shoes. No dogs please. Register with us at [email protected] or call 518-589-6657.

10:30AM-12:30PM Maker Club with Francesca . Ages 6-12. Every Saturday, July 9 - August 20. A new crafts project every week! Frannie will be leading us in making fairy elf houses, wind chimes, bird feeders, tie-dye t-shirts, terrariums, stackables, and buttons. Info: :845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

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.

10:30AM Bard College: the Montgomery Place Campus will begin hosting guided tours. 10:30 a.m, 11:45 a.m, 1 p.m, and 2 p.m. Tours are $10 per person. No reservations are necessary, first come, first served. For more information, please call 845-758-7505. Bard College, Montgomery Place Campus, Annandale-on-Hudson.

11AM-4PM Fill the Van. UCSPCA is bringing their van to Tractor Supply. They are looking for donations. They will also have some of animals that are available for adoption on site in hopes offinding their forever home. Info: or 845-331-5377. Tractor Supply, 3650 US HWY 9W, Highland.

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-4PM Colonial Horn Working. Watch a demonstration of the tools, materials, and methods used to create useful items from horn. 11am-4pm. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, Fort Montgomery. iNFO: 845-446-2134,

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-2PM  2016 Testing Dates for Minnewaska Distance Swimmers.To join the Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association you need to be at least 18 years of age and pass the swim test  For more particulars and an application, go to our website at: will be given from noon to 2pm on July 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th at the Moriello Pool (on Mulberry St. off of 32 North in New Paltz).  Be sure to arrive with 2 head shots and $3.00 for entry fee.  Applications should be completed at “Apply for Membership” online.The membership fee is $20.00 paid by cash or check.

12PM-5PM 2nd Annual Straight Up New York Craft Spirits Festival.  Info: Warwick Valley Winery & Black Dirt Distillery, 114 Little York Rd, Warwick, $40, $15 designated drivers.

12PM-1PM “Email Made Easy.” Tutor Hunter Huang is a junior at Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in communications. Info: 845-255-1255. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

12PM-3PM Family Art Day - Community Color Mural.   Show runs thru 8/29.All activities are free and open to all ages with adult supervision. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 12-6pm and Sunday, Monday and Thursday from 12-5pm.  Info: or [email protected] or 845-679-2940. The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM), Tinker St, Woodstock.

12:30PM – 6:30 PM   Tarot Readings with Stephanie.  Every Saturday at Mirabai.  Walk-ins welcome or call for appt.  Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock.  845-679-2100.  $30 for 25 minute reading.

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 MonarchProtecting Monarchs & Pollinators: We All Have a Part to Play. The Butterfly Lady, Maraleen Manos-Jones, will share updates on the flight and plight of the monarch butterfly and efforts to save them. Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, Rt 28, Mt. Tremper.

1PM-5PM Wine and Beer Festival. Brotherhood’s wines along with favorite fine craft brews from Kuka, Dogfish Head, Long Trail, Sapporo and many others paired with delicious food. Must be 21 years of age. 1-5pm. Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville.Info: 845-496-3661 or

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 Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

4PM Woodstock Poetry Society.  Featuring Anne Gorrick and George Wallace.   The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock, 845-679-8000.

2PM Gardiner Library Music Lover’s Group Meeting. The group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 2pm. Gardiner, free, 845-255-1255.

2PM-4PM Fundraiser - Hoyt House (“The Point”)/ Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance. Food and entertainment, children under 12 free. Info: [email protected] Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, Hoyt House, Front Lawn, Staatsburg, $30.

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 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.

3PM-6PM Opening: Sculptures in the Landscape. An outdoor exhibition of sculpture by Stuart Farmery. Stuart Farmery will give a walk-through artist’s talk . Reception to follow. Exhibits through 4/2017. Info: or 845-679-2075. White Pines, 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Rd, Woodstock.

4PM Chicago. Kander and Ebb’s mega-hit full of jazz, murder, and mayhem. Info: or 518-392-9292. Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham.

4PM The Adventures of Wilna and Nan. Lecture and Live-Music Screenings.  Joseph P. Eckhardt—noted silent film historian and author of the 2015 award-winning dual biography, Living Large: Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason—will present the colorful saga of Woodstock’s “Big Girls.” The program will also include screenings of two of the “Toonerville Trolley” silent comedies.  Recreating the experience of movie going in the 1920s, Marta Waterman will provide live accompaniment on the piano.WAAM, 28 Tinker St,Woodstock. $10.

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

4PM Closing Gala  Concert in The Sanctuary.  Celebrating the  13th International “Songs for Sharing” Suzuki Voice workshop Free and open to the public, all ages welcome. Info: 845- 462-6209. Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie, 70 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie.

4PM-7PM No Place Like Home Opening Reception:  Our Places.  Connect with 24 local artists exploring the theme of spaces our souls relate to, in 2D, sculptural, installation and musical based works.  Event includes   Highland musician, Cloud Bartoli. Show runs thru 9/18. Regular gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm, and by appointment. The Unframed Artists Gallery,173 Huguenot St, New Paltz, Info:  845-255-5482. or visit

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

5PM-8PM Opening Reception: Paper & Wood. Exhibition of artwork created with wood and paper mediums by six emerging artists from the Hudson Valley and NY Metropolitan area . Show will exhibit thru 7/20.  2All are welcome.Emerge Gallery & Art Space, Saugerties, 228 Main St, Saugerties, 845-247-7515.

5PM Library Forum: “Woodstock in the 20th Century:  An Historian’s View.”  A Talk. by Vernon Benjamin. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock. 845-679-2213.

5PM-8PM Summer Garden Party. Cocktails and light refreshments! Live music by Helena Baillie! House tours, silent auction. Celebrating the restoration of the Wilderstein Potting Shed in honor of Martha & Frank Reardon. RSVP. Info: 845-876-4818. Wilderstein HistoricSite, South Lawn, 330 Morton Rd, Rhinebeck, $125.

5PM-8PM The Olana Summer Party: Olana “66.”  Ages 21+. Food, music, and movement as you flash back to 1966 and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the saving of Olana. Info: Olana, Hudson, $125.

5PM The Red, White and Blue Celebration. Music starting at 5pm, food for purchase from local businesses, and fireworks at dusk. A rain date has been set for July 10. Thomas Felten Memorial Park, Route 32 & Patura Rd, Modena.

5PM-7PM Artist  Reception for Judi Silvano.  Featuring paintings of the New Windsor Cantonment, Musicians, scenes from her travels and dances. Reception includes a  live performance of Judi’s jazz vocals. Refreshments served. Info: 845-457-2787. Wallkill River School and Gallery, 232 Ward St, Montgomery.

5PM Chester Celebration. The event will include bands, food vendors and a block party. Fireworks will take place at 9PM. Walnut St & Vadala Rd, Chester.

5:30PM-8:30PM Opening Reception: “Primary Colors.” Work of 25+ Hudson Valley artists. Abstract to representational, 2-D and 3-D work. Show ends 8/14/2016. Info: or 914-456-6700. Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park, 4338 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

6PM-9PM Opening Reception: “On Display” by Kirsten Lyon in  Gallery One. “Tracing Form” by Ian George in the Beacon Room Exhibits through 8/7. Info: 845-440-7584. Beacon Artist Union (BAU Gallery), 506 Main St, Beacon.

6PM-9PM Opening Reception: Pourous Light .  Featuring works by Susan English. Show will run thru 8/21.Summer hours:Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12-5 pm and by appointment. Matteawan Gallery,436 Main St, Beacon. Info: or [email protected] or 845-440-7901.

7PM-10PM Piano Jazz with John Esposito. Info: 845-687-6373, Lydia’s Cafe, 7 Old  Rt 209, Stone Ridge.

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.

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 Free Movie Nights Under the Walkway: Minions. Live musical entertainment, contests and fun for the whole family will precede each movie. The Creation Band will perform. Info: or 845-471-1775. Upper Landing Park, Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM Cartoon Classics. A performance of music from your favorite animated shows. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to Eisenhower Hall Theatre. This performance is free and open to all.For concert information, cancellations and updates, call 845.938.2617 or visit Trophy Point Amphitheater., West Point.

7:30PM The Hambones: Blood on The Tracks.  Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 W. Bridge Street, Catskill. Tickets are $15, $10 for patrons age 21 and under, and go on sale at the door one half hour prior to the performance. For more information, visit or call 518-943-3818.

7:30PM Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.$40, $36, $32. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.  Info & tix: 845- 679-6900

7:30PM Bard SummerScape 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 The Charlie Daniels Band. With favorite hits “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “UnEasy Rider.” Tickets. 8pm. Historic Paramount Theatre, Middletown. Info: 845-346-4195,

8PM Eric Krasno. Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia St, Hudson, $25.

8PM Belleayre Music Festival. Paul Green Rock Academy All Stars with Ed Mann performing The Music of Frank Zappa. Info: or 845-254-6094. Belleayre, Highmount, $33, $23, $13.

8PM Levon Helm Studios  p resents Margo Price.Gates 6:30pm,Doors 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Seating $25, Standing Room $20. Levon Helm Studio, Woodstock.

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/senior/student.
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 The Trapps. Info: or 845-687-2699. High Falls Cafe, High Falls.

8PM Indian Classical Music: The Healing Breath of the Sacred. Featuring  Steve Gorn, bansuri flute Sanjoy Banerjee, vocals,Samir Chatterjee, table, & Namami Karmakar, harmonium. Maverick Concert Hall,120 Maverck Rd,  Woodstock. $25/gen adm, $5/students, free/ 12 & under. Tix 800-595-4849.The .Healing Breath

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

8PM-11PM The John Abercrombie/ Rob Scheps Quartet. Info: 845-658-9048. Rosendale Cafe, 434 Main St, Rosendale.

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 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.

8:30PM Bard SummerScape 2016: Spiegeltent Cabaret. Toshi Reagon and BIGLovelyan. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard College, Spiegeltent, Fish Center, Annandale-on-Hudson.

9PM Joey Eppard and Friends. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Cafe @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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