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

Saturday 7/30

Mid-Hudson Adirondack Mountain Club: Night hike up Mt Beacon - 4 miles, strenuous hike. Leader: Tom Amisson, e-mail only: [email protected] Headlamps and proper footware a must. Southernmost put-in off of 209, Wurtsboro.

Open Studios 2016: Delaware County. Art Tour in Margaretville & Roxbury. For Delaware County.

Art Workshop Digital Workflow with Juan Madrid. Info: 845-679-9957. CPW, 59 Tinker St, Woodstock, $220.

8AM-4PM American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course. 2 days, 7/30& 7/31. This course uses a scenario-based, team approach to teach pediatric emergency respiratory and cardiac arrest management. Preregistration and paymentare required. Info: 845-475-9742. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, $225.

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

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

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-10:30AM 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.

9AM-3PM The Community Wide Garage Sale.  This garage sale has a little something for everyone from antiques, toys, memorabilia, appliances, clothing, furniture. BBQ, snacks & drinks will be available. Info: Belleayre Resort, Highmount.

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

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

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.

9:30AM-11AM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Search for the Summerhouses. Two and a half mile interpretive hike will take participants on a search for clues of these historic structures around the Lake Minnewaska area. Pre-reg reqr’d. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska StatePark Preserve, Nature Center, Gardiner, $10 /vehicle.

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 Woodstock. Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

10AM “Your First Mud Run.” The only mud run in the country designed so both parents and kids can run together. The course is 1.5 - 2 miles. Anyone ages 6 & up can run the race and anyone under 13 years old must be accompanied by a registered adult. Belleayre, Highmount.

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

10AM-4PM Photographing the Nude in Nature. Taught by Dan McCormack. Participants will work with various figure models, first in the Unison Sculpture Garden, then break for lunch and travel to landscape settings. Info: 845-255-1559. Unison, 68 Mt. Rest Rd, New Paltz.

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

10AM-2PM Prop Making Workshop for Sinterklaas Parade. July 9, 16, 23 & 30. Felix Olivieri will be making jumbo cardboard Grumpus heads for the annual parade. Create imaginary works out of cardboard, paint, glue, and shellac. Open to children and adults of all ages. Info: 845-514-3998 or Facebook. Old Dutch Church, Kingston.

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

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-11:30AM Road to College: Standardized Testing. The next installment of Phoenicia Library’s Road to College series. Test prep tutor Adam Roufberg will provide insight and answer questions about entrance tests including SAT vs ACT. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, Main St, Poughkeepsie.

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 March in the Parade: A Play with Music for Young Audiences. An original drama about the power of children’s friendships to overcome racism and bullying. Playwright Edward Versailles and composer Harvey Kaiser. Directed by AnnChris Warren. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale, $5.

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-5PM Open Studios 2016: Delaware County. Twenty artists open their studio doors to showcase new works to the public, four of whom will be at the HalcottsvilleWawaka Grange.  These artistsjoined this year:  Robert Axelrod (Painting), Sophia Maduri (Illustration), Alan (Multi Media) and Lesley Powell (Paintings),  and J.N.Urbanski(Photography).  Art Tour in Margaretville & Roxbury. For Delaware County.

11AM-5PM Old Time Fair and Chicken BBQ. Activities include corn shucking and skillet throwing contexts, children’s old fashioned games, ice cream making demo, pie auction, food and music. Rain or shine. Grahamsville Fairgrounds, Grahamsville, free.

12PM Powerhouse Theater- A 24-Decade History of Popular Music,  (Work-In-Progress) Conceived, written, performed and co-directed by Taylor Mac. The history of popular music in America from the nation’s founding to the present day. Info: College, Martel Theater, Poughkeepsie.

12PM-2PM 2016 Testing 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 an application, go to their website at: Moriello Pool, New Paltz.

12PM-1:15PM Extreme Ballet 2016 Showcase. Info: 845-757-5106 or Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, free.

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-5PM Bounty of the Hudson. (7/30-31 ) Wine and food festival with tastings of the Hudson Valley’s finest wines. Sample locally produced cheeses, baked goods and the best local produce as you listen to live music. Info: 845-256-8456, Winery, 82 Four Corners Rd, Warwick.

12:30PM Where’s Waldo Grand Celebration,  Come join us in celebrating a fun filled month of finding Waldo in Millook. 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-10PM Carnival (7/28-7/31). Enjoy live entertainment, kids activities, many vendors including crafts, food. Info: 845-782-8341. Millpond Park, Millpond Pkwy, Monroe.

1PM-2PM Butterflies. Discuss differences between butterflies and moths, where to find butterflies and how to attract butterflies to your gardens. Children create a butterfly t-shirt. Info: 845-679-6405 or West Hurley Public Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley.

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 City of Kingston Visitors Center, 20 Broadway, Kingston, $10, $5 /under 16.

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.

1PM-12AM Orange County Fair. Carnival rides and games, vendors, demos, exhibits and live concerts. Plus Demolition Derby and other special events at the adjacent Orange County Fair Speedway. Info: 845-343-4826. Orange County Fairgrounds, 239 Wisner Ave, Middletown.

2PM-5PM Time and the Valleys Museum’s Annual Fund Raising Chicken Barbeque.  Grahamsville Fairgrounds during the Old Time Fair. Dinners are available to eat in or take out for $12. The Museum is located at 332 Main Street (St. Rt. 55) in Grahamsville, 845-985-7700 or go online at

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-5PM A Mid-Summer’s Weed  Walk with herbalist and green witch Susun Weed. Learn to identify the medicinal and edible plants all around you and find those that act as sunscreens, bite soothers, insect repellants, muscle soothers, relaxants, itch relievers.Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30.

3PM-5PM Artful Hike: Breathwalk. A combination of focusing on breath, mantra and mudra allows the mind to go into moving meditative state. It is simple, natural, and effective. For more information visit Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G,

3PM-5PM Mystery Box:  Bard Student Artists at Work Closing Reception. Come see their final work, and hear them speak briefly about how their work interplayed with the collections at Olana. Info: Olana,Carriage House,  5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson, 518-828-0135.

3PM March in the Parade: A Play with Music for Young Audiences. An original drama about the power of children’s friendships to overcome racism and bullying. Playwright Edward Versailles and composer Harvey Kaiser. Directed by AnnChris Warren. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale, $5

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-5:30PM NEW! 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 Book Signing: Rich Cohen, author of The Sun and The Moon and The Rolling Stones. Info: 845-679-8000. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

4PM A Whirlwind Tour of Europe. Newburgh Symphony performance conducted by Russell Ger featuring the music of Sibelius, Berlioz, Rodrigo, Respighi, Strauss, Liszt and Tchaikovsky. Info: 845-913-7157, Downing Park, Newburgh, free.

5PM Antony & Cleopatra!              New Genesis Productions Youth Theatre, presents final play of the Summer Shakespeare Intensive with our teen actors.   Enjoy a summer evening of Shakespeare with an ensemble of talented young actors performing.Info:  845-657-5867. Little Globe Stage located on Rt 28A, West Shokan, 2 miles from the Boiceville Rt 28 jct.  Donations accepted. Watch for banners.

5PM-9PM Rainbird: Help End Child Abuse/Art4TheEnd. An exhibit featuring more than 20 regional artists who are joining forces for the end of child abuse. 50% of art sales benefits Rainbird. There will be a cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment. ArtBar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston, $10.

5PM-11PM Read & Feed. A new festival for food and literature in partnership with CLMP (Community of Literary Magazines and Presses). Panel discussions bringing together writers, farmers and chefs, cooking and mixology demonstrations. Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front St, Hudson.

5PM-7PM Summer Salon Artist’s Reception. Featuring works by Dion Ogust, Anna Contes, Katherine Burger, Gladys Brodsky, Mariyah Sultan, Elin Menzies & Harriet Livathinos. Info: 845-679-6003 or Woodstock Framing Gallery, 31 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

5PM America the Beautiful - Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra with special guests Chris Caffery from Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and the Duprees. Open seating, event held rain or shine. Info: 1-800-724-0727, Goshen Historic Track, Goshen.

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.

5PM Library Forum: Ancient Symbolism and Sacred Geometry as Used in the Dssign of the Parthenon, the Ancient Greek temple Dedicated to Athena.” Illustrated Talk by renowned historical preservation architect Kenneth Hewes Barricklo.Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2213.

5:30PM-8:30PM Farm to Fork Kingston YMCA Farm Gala Fundraiser. Locally sourced, sustainably harvested, vegetable-focused dinner. Includes drinks, dancing & farm tours. Info: or 845-332-2927. YMCA Farm, 507 Broadway, Kingston, $100.

5:30PM  Newburgh: Learn to Swing Dance Workshop. 5:30-7pm with Linda and Chester Freeman, Got2Lindy Dance Studios. No experience or partner needed.  La Maison du Etre Bien (House of Wellness), 87 Liberty St, Newburgh.  $25 per person pre-registered. For more information and to register visit or 845-236-3939.

6PM Mid-Hudson Misfits Roller Derby vs Dirty Jersey Roller Derby. After party to follow. Part of the proceeds will benefit the O+ Festival. Info: Skate TIme 209, 5164 US 209, Accord, $12.

6PM-10PM 6th Annual Hootenanny Benefit Dinner! A night under the stars with live music, silent auction, local libations, Hudson Valley Cheese Course, Farmer’s Market, and dancing. All proceeds benefit FarmOn! Foundation youth education programs. or 518-329-3276. Empire Farm, 556 Empire Rd, Copake.

6PM-8PM Opening Reception: “Big Sky.” Paintings, photographs, and more by 11 artists. Exhibits through 8/21. Info: 845-757-2667 or Tivoli Artists Gallery, 60 Broadway, Tivoli, free.

6:30PM Heart, Joan Jett & The Black Hearts and Cheap Trick. Three of rock music’s most iconic bands will hit the road together and bring The Rock Hall Three For All. $31.00 for general admission lawn. Bethel Woods Center, Bethel, $114.50, $80.50, $60.

6:30PM-8:30PM  Poetry Reading with Constance Slater, actress & director. She will read ing poems of her husband  the late John Vidal.  Hosted by Laura Lonshein Ludwig & Sean Willett. Open Mic will follow the feature for poets, screenwriters, actors, musicians, and those who write plays.  Free/donations appreciated.  Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, 845-246-5775.

7PM-10PM Live Jazz - John Bruschini Quartet with John and Steve Peskoff on guitar, Tani Tabbal on drums and Mark Usvolk on bass.Lydia’s Cafe,7 Old US 209  Stone Ridge. Info: 845-687-6373 or

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-10PM Live Jazz!  Featuring crooner vocalist Dale DeMarco,Alan Murphy, bass: G. Leary, drums: Dale DeMarco, sax:& Tom DePetris,  guitar. Station Bar & Curio, 101 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info:

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.

7:30PM Cherry’s Patch. A Play by Local & NYC Playwright Ron Scott Stevens. Info: 845-679-6900 Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $40, $36, $32.

8PM Powerhouse Theater- play Workshop Fingersmith. Play by Alexa Junge, directed by Bill Rauch. A pickpocket teams up with a con man to cheat a gullible heiress out of her fortune in this play based on the novel by Sarah Winters. Info: or845-437-5599. Vassar College, Susan Stein Shiva Theater, Poughkeepsie, $30.

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.

8PM Choreography on the Edge. 27th performance. This innovative program has given professional choreographers and dancers a chance to experiment and push their boundaries. Info: 845-453-8673 or [email protected] Byrdcliffe Theater, 3 Upper Byrdcliffe Way, Woodstock.

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 Jazz at the Maverick: Fred Hersch, jazz piano; with Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone.Maverick Concert Hall,120 Maverck Rd,  Woodstock.$25/gen adm, $5/students, free/ 12 & under. Tix  800-595-4849.Maverick Concert Hall,120 Maverck 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 Rt. 308, Rhinebeck, $27, $25.

8PM Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones. Info: 845-658-9048. Rosendale Cafe, 434 Main St, Rosendale, $10.

8:30PM Bard SummerScape 2016: Spiegeltent Cabaret.  Mx. Bond’s House of Whimsy. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard College, Spiegeltent, Fish Center, Annandale-on-Hudson.

8:30PM-11:30PM David Kraai & The Saddle Tramps. Info: or 845-687-2699. High Falls Cafe, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

9 PM Bluefood. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Cafïe@ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

9PM Dance Party with DJ Boomie. No cover. 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s Inc, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

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