Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 28-August 6)

Saturday 8/6

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice (8/4-8/7). A Celebration of Shakespeare!  Open air seating (grass, chairs, etc.) Inside Venues for various performances throughout the weekend. charge 20 events: Operas, World Music, Concerts, Plays, Children’s Shows. Info: or 845-586-3588.Phoenicia Parish Field, Main and Ave Maria, Phoenicia.

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

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

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 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.

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

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 -12AM  Ulster County Fair (8/2-8/7). Adults & Children: $15 (Wednesday – Sunday). Thursday is free for all seniors arriving between 10 am and 4 pm.IGates close at 10 pm on Tuesday through Thursday, Midnight on Friday and Saturday and 8 pm on Sunday. Info: 845-255-1380 or Ulster County Fairgriunds, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz.

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-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.

11AM - 4PM WAAM Appraisal Day.  Always wondered if your antiques or art have value? William J. Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers will be bringing a team of recognized expert appraisers to the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum to assess your valuables in several categories. Admissions $10 per item or $25 for three items. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock,845- 679-2940, [email protected];

11AM-12PM Skull and Bones: A Nature Program For kids 6-9. This interactive program makes children detectives, examining animals skulls and learning about predator and prey animals in the region. Reservations are required. Call 845-889-8851 to reserve. StaatsburghState Historic Site / Mills Mansion, Old Post Rd, Staatsburg, $2.

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 Young People’s Concert. New Century, New Voices IV Imani Winds. Admission is free for all young people under 16. Adults pay $5 each. Maverick Concert Hall,120 Maverck Rd,  Woodstock.Tix 800-595-4849.

11:30AM Community Day. City That Drinks The Mountain Sky. Presented by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater. Sponsored by the Dyson Foundation. Info: Upper Landing Park, Poughkeepsie.

12PM Live @ The Falcon. NY School of Music Summer Rock Camp Concert. Info: or 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

12PM-1PM “Ebooks 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-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.

12:30PM Book Signing: Terrence McCauley, author  will discuss his books, his writing process and sign! Info:Susan @merritt Merritt Bookstore, 57 Front St, Millbrook.

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  Wild  Saturday, “The Catskills: Past, Present, Future,” with Burr Hubbell, 8th generation Catskillian. Sponsored by The Roxbury Hotel & Spa; Roxbury Wine & Spirits and Morse, Wilson Agency, Inc. John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury.   Free tours of the historic Lodge Sat, 11am-2pm; & Sun, 11am-3pm., 845-254-6025.

1PM Bard Music Festival, “Puccini and His World”. Weekend One: Puccini and Italian Musical Culture. Program Two: Sons of Bach, Sons of Palestrina. Preconcert Talk: David Rosen. 1:30pm. Performance - Daedalus Quartet. Info: 845-758-7900 or BardCollege, Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson, $40.

1PM 1658 Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour. Narrated walk through New York’s largest intact early Dutch settlement and neighborhood where the state was born in 1777. Info: 845-339-0720 or Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery, corner Wall-Main sts, Kingston.

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.

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 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.

3PM-6PM Opening Reception:  Encaustics. Works by Nancy Ghitman. Through 8/28. Info: or 518-822-0510. 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren, Hudson.

3PM-5PM Opening Reception: Portraits Exhibition. 16 artists. Traditional & non-traditional portraits. Through 8/28. Info: [email protected] or 845-831-4988. Howland Cultural Center, Gallery, 477 Main St, Beacon.

3:30PM-6:30PM Journey Blue Heaven & Emmaretta Marks Outdoor Concert.  Rain or shine. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Cafe @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

4PM-7PM Opening Reception: “Baroque Still  Life and More.” Works by Bob Blackmon. Exhibits through 8/27. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, Duck Pond Gallery, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, free.

4PM Into The Woods . The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales collide in this smash hit by Stephen Sondheim. Info: 518-392-9292 or The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham.

5PM The Woodstock Shakespeare Festival: The Comedy of Errors. The story of two sets of identical twins separated at birth and reunited as adults. An abundance of slapstick, word play and puns.Folding chairs or blankets are suggested. Info: orcall 845-247-4007. Elizabethian Stage, 45 Comeau Dr, Woodstock, free.

6PM Simone Dinnerstein, piano. A Benefit Performance for Maverick Concerts.Music by J.S. Bach • Music by Philip Glass: from Etudes (2005), and Metamorphosis (2006) • Schubert: Sonata in B-flat major, D.960; Selections from the Op. 142 ImpromptusReserved seats are $65, General Admission $35. Regular Maverick tickets from ticket books are not valid for this event and there is no “Rock Bottom” seating. Maverick Concert Hall,120 Maverck Rd,  Woodstock.Tix 800-595-4849.

6PM  First Annual  F.D.R. High School Art Scholarship Pasta & Meatball Fundraiser Dinner.  Menu  includes pasta, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, non-alcoholic beverage, coffee and dessert. Chance art auction drawing. Moose Lodge #904, 1273 Route 9G, Hyde Park. Tickets: $18 in advance for adults, $10 for kids under 12. $20 at the door. 845-229-9029 or 914-456-6700 or

6:30PM “Music Under the Stars” 2016 Summer Concert Series. The Kids Night: Story Time with Quintette 7. A hands-on musical experience as Quintette 7 brings your favorite children’s stories to life in this engaging and interactive performance. Be sure to arrive at 6pmfor the instrument petting zoo. Info: 845-938-2617 West Point, Trophy Point Amphitheater, West Point.

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.

7PM Live @ The Falcon Underground: The Package . (Roots Rock). Info: or 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Ed Palermo’s Commencement Ceremony! (Orchestral Rock). Info: or 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Free Movie Nights Under the Walkway. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible and No Good, Very Bad Day. Live musical entertainment, contests and fun for the whole family will precede each movie. The Costellos will perform. Info: or 845-471-1775. Upper Landing Park, Poughkeepsie.

7PM Bard Music Festival “Puccini and His World”. Weekend One: Puccini and Italian Musical Culture. Program Three: The Symphonic and the Operatic. Preconcert Talk: Ellen Lockhart. 8pm. Performance - American Symphony Orchestra & others. Info: 845-758-7900 Bard College, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, $75, $25.

7:30PM-10:30PM August Swing Dance. $10 admission includes basic lesson at 7:30pm with instructors Linda and Chester Freeman and performance at 9pm. DJ dance til 10:30pm. Info: or 845-236-3939. MAC Fitness, 743 East Chester (Rt 9W), Kingston.

7:30PM - 10:30PM Hudson Valley English Country Dance.  Workshop at 7pm. Caller: Lindsay Morgan.Band: Tiddely Pom: Sue Polansky, clarinet, Katie Jeannotte, piano, Stewart Dean, concertina, with other local musicians. Come alone or bring friends. Wear comfortable shoes. Potluck refreshments will be served at the break. The workshop at 7pm is important for newcomers to better understand the vocabulary of English Country Dance. This dance is sponsored by the volunteer organization, Hudson Valley Community Dance.Cost: $10, full time students $5. 845-679-8587. Reformed Church of Port Ewen, Salem Rd off 9W, Port Ewen.

7:30PM Pippin. The Leading Player and a troupe of players tell the story of the heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin, who is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. Info: 845-679-6900 Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $40, $36, $32.

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

8PM Sunset Boulevard. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Info: 845-876-3080 or The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck, $27, $25.

8PM Into The Woods . The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales collide in this smash hit by Stephen Sondheim. Info: 518-392-9292 or The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham.

8PM-10PM Concert Honoring Founder Dr, Ihor Sonevytsky. Info: 518-989-6479 or Music and Art Center of Greene County, Grazhda Concert Hall, Ukraine Rd, Hunter.

8PM Shadowland Stages 2016 Season: Miracle on South Division Street. Play by Tom Dudzick. Info: 845-647-5511. Shadowland Stage, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $39, $34.

8:30PM-10:15PM Film Festival: Construct It. About buildings and those who design them - Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center. Info: 518-392-6121 or Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, free.

8:30PM Bard SummerScape 2016: Spiegeltent Cabaret. Rufus Wainwright. A Benefit Concert for the Bard. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard College, Spiegeltent, Fish Center, Annandale-on-Hudson.

9PM Black Mountain Symphony. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Cafe @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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  1. You do not include listings for the Falcon (or the Egg in Albany) anymore. Why not?

    • ….but we still do publish listings from the Falcon (and the Egg when we have space). Why do you think we don’t, David?

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