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LINDAL CEDAR HOMES PRESENTS
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Pilobolus; photo Christopher Duggan. Houston Ballet; photo Amitava Sarkar. Dorrance Dance; photo Kevin Parry. Ragamala Dance Company; photo Ed Bock.
JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL
With more than 350 free performances, talks, tours, community events, exhibits, classes, and more, ticketed performances are just the beginning!
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AUGUST 24, 25 & 26 PINE PLAINS, NEW YORK An intimate micro-fest set at the beautiful Chaseholm Farm with pastoral settings, beautiful camping, great music, tasty farm-grown food and estate wines from Gundlach Bundschu Winery.
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Review. Redo. Renew. By Marie Doyon
ust as nature moves through seasons of activity, dormancy, death, and rebirth, so too does the Jewish calendar flow through an annual cycle of renewal. The Jewish High Holidays are celebrated surrounding the autumnal equinox, marking an important transition. “After the intense heat and activity of summer, we turn to Fall and begin the return inwards,” explains Shir Yaakov Feit, founder of Kol Hai, a Jewish Renewal spiritual community based in New Paltz. “It is a time for introspection—a process of taking account and making new intentions." The unofficial start to the High Holiday cycle is the month called Elul which runs this year from August 11 through September 9. Elul is an acronym for the Hebrew verse from the Song of Songs, “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.” The relational quality of this phrase characterizes the theme of the month, Shir Yaakov explains. “The whole month is dedicated to looking at which relationships may need repair. This could be your relationship to God, your partner, your family, the planet, or to yourself.” He uses a metaphor to explain this period of self-assessment. “Before the reboot of the High Holidays, we review our past year and ask ourselves, ‘What apps do I really want to be running?’” This time of reflection is a preparation for the rebirth signified by Rosh Hashanah, the NewYear, and the setting of new intentions. “What we become aware of in Elul, we give name to in Rosh Hashanah,” Shir Yaakov says. The two-day festival of Rosh Hashanah is a celebratory, transcendent time. At Kol Hai, the services the first evening and following morning are filled with music, Torah readings, meditation and poetry. On the second day, the community heads into nature to hear the call of the shofar—the ram’s horn, which is blasted 100 times. “The shofar is a prayer without words. It calls our souls to wake to something deeper even than language,” Shir Yaakov says. “We are trying to bring new life into the world, new justice, new peace.” Following the celebration of Rosh Hashanah is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar—Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is often called the “day of atonement,” though Shir Yaakov prefers to refer to it as the “day of at-one-ment,” when 10 CHRONOGRAM 8/18
people connect with an unblemished spiritual energy. “We recognize the gift of soul, and connect with the part of us that has always been part of the divine and always will be.” In keeping with Kol Hai’s tradition of music-filled, joyful community services, the atmosphere during Yom Kippur is one of forgiveness, compassion, and rejuvenation. After the cleansing and rebirth of the High Holidays comes Sukkot, a weeklong full moon harvest celebration, in which temporary leafy structures open to the sky are built outside. “We share meals and song and celebrate. The structure is a creche, a cradle, to protect us in our newborn state. We celebrate the fragility and mystery of new life,” Shir Yaakov says. KOL HAI HIGH HOLIDAYS 2018 High Meadow School 3643 Main Street, Stone Ridge, NY 12484 Rosh Hashanah Sunday, September 9th, 6:30pm Monday, September 10th, 9:30am Tuesday, September 11th, Hike (time and location TBA) Shabbat Shuvah Saturday, September 15th, Morning Altars Workshop with Day Schildkret. Register for the address. Yom Kippur Tuesday, September 18th, 6:30pm Wednesday, September 19th, 9:30am Sukkot Sunday, September 23rd, Sukkah Building followed by celebration and potluck at a private residence. RSVP for the address. See Kolhai.org for details.
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The Andes Rhythm & Food Festival SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, NOON–4PM
Great music and tasty local flavors in Ballantine Park, a benefit for The Andes Public Library. Featuring The Dave Keyes Band, Yolanda Bush & The Road Band, Pam West, and William Duke. Food by Ty’s Taco-Ria, Dirty Girl Farm (with her baby goats) and more! Fun for the whole family! Free Admission! Rain or shine!
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VIEW FROM THE TOP
HOME & GARDEN
26 WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING
Coked-up eels, the breast-milk bias, Seattle vs. Amazon, and other juicy tidbits.
a 1752 stone house in Germantown.
27 BEINHART’S BODY POLITIC: DESTRUCTION DONNIE On Trump’s sub-dom relationship with Putin and his Supreme Court nominee.
FEATURE 29 THE ART OF LEARNING: MUSEUMS AND EDUCATION
56 THE HORTICULTURAL THERAPY GARDEN AT ST. GREGORY’S OF WOODSTOCK
The healing power of the people-plant connection is at the heart of St. Gregory’s new therapy garden.
From nature to history, the region offers a diverse selection of museums. Here is a look
FOOD & DRINK
at some local museums’ educational programming.
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ART OF BUSINESS 36 DANDELION GROWS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY Google-incubated startup Dandelion is revolutionizing access to geothermal heating and cooling systems and bringing this technology to the Hudson Valley.
COMMUNITY PAGES 38 STARDUST AND SAWYERS: WOODSTOCK AND SAUGERTIES Though head shops still abound, sleepy Woodstock has become a cosmopolitan destination, while nearby Saugerties blooms as a quaint, waterfront culture center.
60 LIFTING ALL BOATS: PEEKSKILL
Defining a regional identity for the Hudson Valley is difficult when the soil seems to breed innovators. We spoke to food and beverage leaders about the HV brand.
WHOLE LIVING 88 FOOD JUSTICE FOR ALL
Kinderhook-based nonprofit The Sylvia Center is planting seeds for the next generation of healthy eaters, cooks, and food justice advocates.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE 85 TASTINGS
A directory of what’s cooking and where to get it.
Peekskill’s predominately Hispanic population has driven the city’s ongoing revival,
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managing to keep it one step ahead of other river towns angling for a comeback.
90 WHOLE LIVING Opportunities to nurture mind, body, and soul.
A compendium of advertiser services.
A hotel room at the newly opened Woodstock Way.
Interior designer Caroline Diani and actor/writer Jeffrey Doornbos adopt and adapt
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the richard b. fisher center for the performing arts at bard college
BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL
BARDSUMMERSCAPE 2018 OPERA August 1, 3, & 5
Anton Rubinstein’s DEMON American Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Leon Botstein Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV AND HIS WORLD
August 10–12 Weekend One: Inventing Russian Music: The Mighty Five
THE SPIEGELTENT Through August 18
CABARET AND MORE
Hosted by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond
August 17–19 Weekend Two: Rimsky-Korsakov and His Followers
FILM SERIES Through August 19
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV AND THE POETRY OF CINEMA
SEPTEMBER 2018 EVENTS FILM WITH ORCHESTRA September 22 & 23
FILM WITH ORCHESTRA
Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO
Live with the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra A NEW FREE PERFORMANCE SERIES AT
September 15 Outdoor Film Screening September 23 Hudson River Jamboree: A Celebration of Americana Music Featuring Spirit Family Reunion and special guests September 29 Outdoor Dance Performance: Souleymane Badolo: Yimbégré
Presenting world class music, dance, theater, and performance at the Fisher Center and locations around the Bard College campus.
845-758-7900 fishercenter.bard.edu Photos: Detail, The Richard B. Fisher Center. ©Peter Aaron ’68/Esto; Olga Tolkmit and Efim Zavalny in Demon. Photo by Maria Baranova; Portrait of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov by Valentin Serov, 1898/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain; Mx. Justin Vivian Bond. Photo by Herring and Herring; The House of Mirth, 2000/©Sony Picture Classics/Photofest; Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Paramount Pictures, 1960; Montgomery Place. Photo by Jaime Martorano
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ARTS & CULTURE
66 GALLERY & MUSEUM GUIDE
94 DAILY CALENDAR Comprehensive listings of local events. (Updated daily at Chronogram.com.)
72 MUSIC: LET THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN
Peter Aaron talks with the Amy Helm about embracing her father’s life and legacy while carving out a name for herself in the music industry.
93 Summer is ephemeral. Here are the top 10 things to do before it’s all over.
Nightlife Highlights include Pat Metheny, Battle Candle Festival, Rasputina,
95 A Q&A with the Allah-Las, who are slated to play at the upcoming Huichica Festival.
Tributopia, and Fishbone.
97 Shadowland stages the US premiere of John Cleese’s comedy “Bang Bang!”
Reviews of the self-titled album Knock Yourself Out; The Lost Band Tracks by
99 “Niches,” an exhibit by LongReach, finds a home at Howland Cultural Center.
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix; and Special Delivery by The Levin Brothers.
100 Motorcyclepedia Museum’s new annex, The Velocipede, opens August 10.
Six literary picks for August ranging from history to self-help, critical essays to writing guides, with a sprinkling of mystical dream advice.
James Conrad reviews Koren Zailckas’s The Drama Teacher: A Novel, a fast-paced caper about a charming con artist and mother of two living in Catskill.
78 POETRY Poems by Madison Anthony, Robert James Berry, G. D. Burns, caro, Peter Coco, John Grey, Gary Hittmeyer, Magan Kasper, John Kiersten,
102 Zak Pelaccio hosts the third annual Play with Fire open-flame cookout. 103 Old Dutch Church screens From Mambo to Hip Hop, followed by a DJ set. 104 Boogie down to Warwick for the ever-growing Hudson Valley Jazz Festival. 105 Arm-of-the-Sea puppet ensemble extends its tentacles to the Esopus Creek. 107 It ain’t over till the fat lady sings (at the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice.)
108 HOROSCOPES: RETROGRADE SEASON
Astrologer Lorelai Kude scans the skies and surmises our horoscopes.
Brian Liston, Veronica L. Martin, Thomas Perkins, Anne Richey, Julia Russell,
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Veronica Schorr, Marlene Tartaglione, Mike Vahsen, John Waldman,
Sharon Watts, Rosa Weisberg, and Jennifer Wise. Edited by Phillip X. Levine.
Students participating in the Dia Teens program at Dia:Beacon. Photo by Don Stahl.
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In “macrodaffodilia,” Benny Merris’s paintings create sympathetic entanglements between nature and abstraction.
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Fido andrew garn | photograph | 2015
o most people, pigeons are pests—but Andrew Garn is not most people. Despite their outsize contribution to human history—domestically, religiously, and militarily—pigeons are often flippantly referred to as “rats with wings.” Whether it’s still portraits or birds in flight, Garn’s photography offers a new perspective that’s full of curiosity, humor, and humanity. The New York City-based photographer first learned about his craft during an afterschool program at his junior high. Under the tutelage of their teacher, Garn and his classmates photographed each other, and learned to develop and print black-and-white film in a spare basement utility room—a process Garn found magical then and still finds magical now. “I was immediately smitten with the process of camera-based image making,” he says. While his heart ultimately lies in documentary photography, Garn is not afraid to experiment with different subjects. Alongside his bird and pigeon photos, his portfolio also includes images of prisons, industrial areas, plants, bugs, subways, and portraits. After a successful career at major magazines, Garn began a totally different career journey nearly a decade ago: bird photography. “One consistent theme in my work is to show the invisible and under-appreciated in a new light that startles and surprises viewers,” he said. “The New York Pigeon project fits neatly into this approach. I am taking this everyday, ubiquitous bird into a studio to isolate and highlight its beauty.” Fido, the camera-loving pigeon who graces this month’s cover, was found wandering beneath an elevated train in Queens. Suffering from neurological damage that afflicts many city-dwelling pigeons, Fido was brought into the Wild Bird Fund (WBF)—New York City’s only wildlife rehabilitation facility where Garn volunteers. After bonding quickly with the WBF staff, Fido was deemed unfit to assimilate into a feral flock and was adopted by a couple in Queens. With his unusual bulging eyes, long neck, and inquisitive expression, Fido seems to embody everything Garn wants to convey through his bird photography. “I think that pigeons are humorous birds; they have so much personality. They have attitude, and each one is pretty unique—you can compare them to humans very easily,” he said. “I wanted to try to capture [Fido] as best I could. There’s no other pigeon I’ve seen that looks like him.” Garn’s latest book, The New York Pigeon: Behind the Feathers (2018, powerHouse Books), features eight years of photographs and the 5,000-year history of the feral pigeon. With the book, he has two goals: to raise money for the Wild Bird Fund and get people to think differently about pigeons. “Birds are just incredible—they are evolutionary marvels,” Garn says. “I would sort of challenge anybody who doesn’t care about pigeons or maybe doesn’t even like pigeons to look at the pictures and see what they think after that. I don’t think you could look at pigeons the same way after that.” Portfolio: Andrewgarn.net. —Carolyn Quimby
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ESTEEMED READER “Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” —Jalaluddin Rumi Esteemed Reader of Our Magazine: The path through the forest was set with raw stones. I was walking barefoot in the manner of pilgrims, and my callouses were thin. I tried to step on the rocks that were smoother than the sharp-pebbled spaces between, though the stones were hot, having baked in the South Indian sun all day. It was like walking a gauntlet and the pain evoked an acute awareness of my feet during the trek through the forest to Ramana’s cave on Mount Arunachala. An opening along the way granted a view of Tiruvanamali below, with its colorful masses of people, cars and motorcycles, and chai wallahs on every block. I could see from far above the city that most traffic was in a perpetual standstill, stopped by decorated cows walking leisurely through the streets munching flower garlands off the front of city buses with passengers waiting patiently. In fact, the whole city and the vast Annamalaiyar Temple with thousands of trippy, perfectly sculpted gods posted on high tower walls, and the Tamil Nadu landscape stretching to the horizon, looked perfectly still, while a cacophony of horns and engines rose from the apparent stillness. The scene embodied the persistent quality of beautiful contradiction that is India. I was following a path I had already traveled several times in previous days. It led to the cave that Ramana Maharshi, a 20th-century Indian saint, had meditated in for 17 years. Only when insects began devouring his flesh, and his disciples insisted, did he relocate to the ashram several miles down the mountain. Since then, the cave has been a site of pilgrimage. After several visits, I understood why it is considered holy. The cave and surrounding area emanate a palpable, almost electric energy. Sitting in the darkness of Ramana’s cave, I lost track of time. The atmosphere of the place was not only energetic but seemed to impart a tacit teaching about the practice of meditation. I found there that presence in breath became mostly effortless, certainly in comparison with the struggles I encountered on my meditation cushion at home. The teaching was that meditation is in equal measures an effort of concentration and an impartial seeing; genuine striving with no hint of seeking results. After some hours I left the cave, very clear and high, to see the elongated shadows of dusk in the forest. A group of monkeys sat listlessly on a branch and one seemed to lift its arm and point to a place opposite the trail which led back to the ashram. Following the line of the monkey’s crooked finger I saw some words spray painted on a rock—“TO THE TOP.” I took the sign as a sign and immediately walked in the direction it indicated. There was an opening in the bushes and I slipped through, following a trail that traversed the mountain and led upward. Rising only about 2,500 feet, Mount Arunachala is the sacred mountain of South India, like Mount Kailash to the north. There is an ever-present throng of orange-clad, dreadlocked sanyasin, renuncite s who never stay in the same place for more than one night, camped at its base. Pilgrims travel from all over India to ritually circumambulate the mountain. I had done this with my kids the day before at dawn, and now I found myself going toward the peak. Venturing out on the trail, over boulders and up steep, scrabbly inclines, I emerged from the trees and looked up and down. That was the moment of the first doubt, as I realized that after an hour of walking I was only about a quarter of the way up. I continued, stepping upward with energy waning. My feet were bleeding and I was tired and thirsty. I stood and rested, and passed out for a moment, catching myself on a limb in time to prevent a careen down a steep slope. Then the real hopelessness set in. I flagellated myself for getting into this predicament—barefoot, dehydrated, and passing out alone on a mountain. It seemed like another example of everything heedless and irresponsible about my life. As I considered giving in to defeat and retreating, I looked to my left and saw a skinny dog sitting on a ledge midway up a cliff face. Hopelessness was briefly replaced with wondering how the dog had gotten there. At that moment, something awoke in my breast. It was an energy, and a wish to climb. The emptiness I felt seemed to become magnetized with where I was going, the summit. In that moment, the effort changed from forcing my way upward, against the slope and altitude, to being pulled, as it were, toward the object of an aim. This was the treasure I found, and brought home from Mount Arunachala. —Jason Stern
Brian K. Mahoney Editor’s Note Awesome Words Fans of my normal storm und drang will be a little disappointed this month. I want to get that right out the way. Not every column can deal with dead mothers or fired astrologers; it was a good run while it lasted, but I seem to be low on both at the moment. Luckily, one can hire a new astrologer, and I welcome Lorelai Kude as a contributor. Horoscopes for August can be found on page 108. But I will try and entertain you nonetheless. Here are some words to possibly delight you—vuvuzela, umlaut effluvia, ululate—emphasis on u. These words might all have been found in the back of the marble notebook I kept for geometry homework in high school.The last dozen pages were taken up with a long vocabulary list under the heading “Awesome Words.” The heading was written in a style that was half-graffiti, half Hello Kitty bubble letters. (A failed attempt to ape the style I saw on the spray-painted subway I rode to school every day, the result being as clear an indication of my pathetically striving outer-borough-white-kid unhipness as my cuffed khakis, an ersatz version of the parachute pants so hot at the time.) As for the “Awesome Words”: They were linguistic flotsam and jetsam that I picked up along my travels as I became a literate person. Congruent (from geometry class, natch) sat right above ethnocentrism (world studies, thanks Ms. Mancuso), and below that was freebase (which I learned about from Stefan Parker on the train). Hundreds of words written in erasable blue ink, all in neat rows in a lined notebook—I was storing them up like a kid would store snowballs in a fridge. Not entertaining enough? Okay, how about this: My buddy Stuart, he loves scones. He’ll drive for miles for one of these savory pastries, from Cold Spring to Claverack, Peekskill to Phoenicia. My boy needs his biscuits. Which is fine, we all have our thing; only trouble is, Stuart suffers from celiac disease. Recently, I finally asked him why he keeps eating scones if it’s so painful for him. “I can’t help it,” Stuart said, “I’m a gluten for punishment!”1 Ahem. Now, some announcements. Block Party/25th Anniversary Party If you’re wondering why you haven’t been inundated with marketing for the Chronogram Block Party in August, well, that’s because it’s not happening. Apologies to all the spontaneously dejected. Despite the runaway success of the event, we’ve decided to skip this summer in anticipation of our 25th anniversary in November.We’ll be printing a special issue and hosting a blockbuster event (location TBD) to celebrate the fact that Chronogram has not only survived a quarter of a century, but continues to thrive. This has everything to do with our network of readers and clients that see the value in what we bring to the Hudson Valley. We’re grateful for your encouragement and support. Zeroes & Ones One of the newer ways in which we’re thriving in with our growing digital presence, which has become a substantial editorial focus. We’ve hired a full-time digital editor, Marie Doyon, who juggles the zeros and ones for us and oversees our vast digital portfolio, including Chronogram.com and Upstater.com, which are updated daily. While print Chronogram is still the primary outlet for our long-form features and arts coverage, our website is a great resource for pithier lifestyle pieces highlighting the latest scoop on restaurant and shop openings, concert announcements, outing recommendations, and other notable, trend-setting topics. Speaking of being in the know, do you subscribe to our Eat. Play. Stay. newsletter?
Four days a week, we blast the inboxes of our (consenting) subscribers with a powerful torpedo of culture. We dish about the chicest backwoods roadhouses, the punkest boutiques, and the sweetest digs, so you can get the most out of living in the Hudson Valley. You can sign up for our newsletter on the home page of Chronogram.com. Promoting Regional Identity On Saturday, June 23, over 400 guests gathered at Hutton Brickyards to celebrate Scenic Hudson’s partnerships in protecting Ulster County’s natural treasures as part of its valley-wide mission. Scenic Hudson honored Chronogram’s corporate parent, Luminary Media for helping to create healthy, prosperous communities throughout the Hudson Valley. What follows are the kind words of Scenic Hudson Senior Vice President Erin Riley, who presented us with our award: “For more than 25 years, Luminary Media has served as the valley’s town crier. Each month in its Chronogram magazine, Luminary informs us about opportunities to enjoy those assets that define the region’s unique identity—from the great outdoors and the local food scene to vibrant neighborhoods and art inspired by the valley’s beauty. It also calls attention to plans that could jeopardize these assets. At the same time, Luminary hosts a monthly series of Chronogram Conversations in valley communities. These thought-provoking forums bring local stakeholders and citizens together for meaningful discussions about ways to improve the quality of life and prosperity of their hometowns.” Bow taken. Thanks, Scenic Hudson. The River: A New Model for Sustainable Journalism “Journalism is going to survive. I just don’t see how the businesses that have provided it will survive.”—Clay Shirky, media and technology writer. On July 23, the Daily News—where I got my humble start in this business as a paperboy—announced it was laying off half of its newsroom, essentially gutting its editorial operations. The Daily News is only the latest casualty. The business of journalism is in crisis, and a new model is needed. In the fragmented media landscape of the Hudson Valley, we face an additional problem: coverage of region-wide issues is virtually nonexistent. What’s needed in the Hudson Valley is regionally focused journalism that’s funded outside of the advertiser-supported model.That’s why this fall we’re launching The River, a journalism project, incubated within Luminary Media, aimed at delivering investigative reporting on regional topics of national relevance. Luminary Media has teamed up with Civil, a journalism start-up that’s built an adfree digital platform powered by blockchain technology (what enables Bitcoin, among other things). The River will be hosted on the Civil platform, along with dozens of other journalism sites across the country that have already launched. The River is part of a newsroom ecosystem that promotes and rewards the distribution of insightful and trustworthy news and information. Civil’s cryptoeconomic model introduces a compelling new incentive structure to deliver peer-to-peer journalism, bringing readers into direct relationship with newsmakers. It might just be the revolution in journalism we’ve been looking for. If you’d like to follow our progress as move toward our launch or join our newsroom communtiy, sign up for our weekly newsletter at news.joincivil.com/the-river or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 8/18 CHRONOGRAM 23
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Eerie Silence on Abortion To the Editor: So as not to leave an important organ of opinion mired in false impressions concerning the banality of evil, a few additions to Larry Beinhart’s list might be in order. Puzzling about how “ordinary folks” carry out “cruel, bizarre and nonproductive attacks on children” and how “normal human beings became the camp guards at Auschwitz,” he calls out Trump “and his pleasure in hurting those who can’t fight back.” But shouldn’t Planned Parenthood employees who pierce the craniums or otherwise dispose of another group that can’t fight back be added to the list? If we can angrily and rightly condemn “guys with guns who can put unarmed children in cages” what do we say about those with knives who put unborn children to death? Bullying just doesn’t seem strong enough! That brings up another puzzlement. It is easy to understand why President Trump doesn’t want to take credit for his cruel immigration policy. The separation of children from parents is never justified save for the most severe circumstances. What many people, 53 percent according to the March 11 Gallup Poll, find very hard to understand are those like former President Obama who happily take credit for and support a cruel abortion policy that includes partial-birth abortion, sex-selection abortion, traditionally tough on females, and denial of mandatory first aid for victims of botched abortions. Again, bullying just doesn’t seem strong enough. And there is another puzzlement. This observation may be off target, but why does it seem that those loudly and rightly weeping over the fate of the children of deportees are so eerily silent when it comes to the fate of American abortees, almost a million a year on average, some dispatched very painfully? Richard Murphy, Beacon Larry Beinhart responds to Richard Murphy in his column this month, on page 27. Larry the Jackass In response to Larry Beinhart’s column in the June issue, we received the page below in the mail, artfully critiqued in Magic Marker.The envelope had an Albany postmark and the return address read “Mike Leadd, HudsonVally” [sic].
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Medication-polluted rivers are posing a real threat to endangered eels, new research shows. European eels, an endangered species, are getting high on cocaine-ridden waters. The effects of the illegal drug hinder their migration and mating processes, increasing their risk for extinction. Studies conducted at the University of Naples Federico II reveal that the creatures are vulnerable to trace amounts of cocaine. The drug travels to the eel’s brain, muscles, gills, and skin, altering hormone levels necessary for reproduction. Rivers near densely populated areas, such as the Thames, near London’s Houses of Parliament and the Italian Amo River near Pisa, have high drug concentrations that harm eels. Scientists now suggest better wastewater treatment plans as a solution. Source: National Geographic The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council, citing political bias within the group of 47 nations. This is the first time a country has voluntarily left the organization. UN ambassador Nikki R. Haley said the decision was made due to the council’s “disproportionate focus and unending hostility toward Israel” as “clear proof that the council is motivated by political bias, not by human rights.” Supporters of the withdrawal, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, say the council’s bias is a threat to human rights. But human rights activists aren’t happy about the decision. John Sifton, an advocacy director at Human Rights Watch, and Rob Berschinski, a senior vice president at Human Rights First, say the withdrawal was a mistake and that the council is key to upholding human rights worldwide. Source: New York Times Your smart TV may be smarter—and know more about you—than you think. Internetconnected televisions in millions of US homes are tracking viewer information and targeting ads on different devices. Samba TV, a viewer tracking application, has reportedly collected data from 13.5 million smart TVs nationwide. The company makes deals with TV brands like Sharp, Sony, TCL, and Phillips to install the monitoring system. A screen pops up on the smart device enticing users to opt-in for the service and get curated content recommendations. If the user agrees, Samba TV reads nearly everything that appears on the TV, collects data on it, and targets ads on any device that shares the TV’s internet connection. The company does not sell data, but it offers the service to advertisers. Critics are saying this a huge invasion of privacy, and two senators are now calling for an investigation of the smart TV industry. Source: New York Times
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World health officials were taken aback when the United States firmly opposed a breastfeeding resolution at a recent Geneva conference. Decades of research affirms that mother’s milk is the healthiest option for children. The World Health Organization’s resolution states that countries should attempt to limit inaccurate or misleading advertising of breast milk substitutes. The US wanted to remove the line that states governments should “protect, promote and support breastfeeding,” in attempts to protect corporate interest of the $70 billion infant formula industry. Diplomats and government officials who attended the gathering claim that the US threatened weaker countries like Ecuador if they did not drop the resolution. Eventually, Russia stepped in to introduce the measure, ultimately making American efforts unsuccessful. Source: New York Times Many fish species across the globe are being overfished. One in three fish caught never makes it to the plate, according to the latest biannual report from the UN Fish and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Worldwide, about 35 percent of catches are either discarded or rot before being eaten. The FAO report also reveals that fish farming accounts for over half of fish eaten. At the same time, overfishing persists. Global fishing employs about 60 million people. In many places, this means too many boats going for too few fish. Fish is a key source of nutrition for billions, and such high amounts of food waste is a risk to global food security. Experts say that stopping illegal and unsustainable fishing could alleviate the problem. Source: The Guardian Being Amazon’s home comes with a price—the city of Seattle has been transformed since the retail giant’s headquarters moved in. Since Amazon was founded, the increase in high-paid jobs, and therefore wealthier home renters and buyers, has raised Seattle’s housing prices by 70 percent. The average salary for the new, highpaying tech industry jobs is $100,000. That’s double the amount that half the city’s workers earn, creating a huge economic divide. Many lower income residents have been driven out. The city now has 11,000 people without permanent housing, climbing to the third highest homeless population behind New York and Los Angeles. Activists and Amazon have been butting heads over the issue—most recently, Amazon blocked a policy that would require the company to pay annual taxes per employee. Source: The Guardian Compiled by Briana Bonfiglio
Larry Beinhart’s Body Politic
here is an upside to having a president who appears to be a traitor to his nation. As is inevitable, in this age of reality show reality, we are referring to Donald Trump, the star of “Let’s Destroy Everything That I Can’t Take 100% Credit For.” In case anyone missed Donald’s TV duet with Vladimir, find it on the net. View five or 10 minutes. Without commentary. Maybe even without sound. It is astonishing. The visuals, by themselves, seem to tell a story about an obstreperous, naughty boy—Donnie—who had been sent to the office of Headmaster Putin. There, he was made to drop trou, bend over the desk, and receive his caning. That’s all off-camera.We see them afterward. Certain that his pedagogy has created the desired effect (employ the rod, correct the child), the satisfied Head now marches the chastised schoolboy out to the assembly. He has the boy nod contritely while he makes a speech. Then he has the boy speak. The boy lets everyone know that he has now fallen in line. If, in addition, you listen to the words, Donnie says, “I think the United States has been foolish.” Then he goes on to say that the real problem is the US intelligence services, the FBI, and the Mueller investigation: “The probe is a disaster for our country. I think it’s kept us apart. It’s kept us separated.” Us meaning him and Headmaster Putin. The crimes are not a problem—because they didn’t even exist—the Headmaster has told him so. “No collusion!” It’s looking that’s the bad thing. The boy refers to the Headmaster as “strong and powerful.” Plus, he’s made the US “an incredible offer.” He would allow US investigators to come to Russia to speak to the Russian operatives who have been indicted for meddling in the election. Of course, the Russians would also go to America and question the investigators and the US should also send him the ex-ambassador he doesn’t like, and Hermitage Capital Management CEO Bill Browder, who instigated the sanctions that the Russians hate the most. The boy who calls himself a great deal maker—“That’s what I do, I make deals”—is enthusiastic. It reminds us that his great deals sent his casinos into bankruptcy three times and that the top law firms won’t work for him because he doesn’t pay his bills. Right. Lest we forget. The upside. For Trump and the Republicans, it’s stopped everyone talking about his nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. As a boy lawyer, Brett worked for Ken Starr when he was going after President Bill Clinton. Now that a Republican is in office, Brett would “put the nail” in the court ruling that allows an independent counsel. To Kavanaugh, the president is so special that it should be official that he is truly above the law. Kavanaugh will be a committed warrior in the fight to protect corporations from people. In 2010, a killer whale at SeaWorld drowned and dismembered a trainer. OSHA fined the company for not taking safety precautions given that the same whale had previously killed two other people. Two judges on a three-judge panel agreed. Kavanaugh, the third, dissented. He compared it to a sport like boxing or stock car racing—but it wasn’t a sport, it was a show—and he was outraged that the theme park would have to pay a $12,000 fine just for letting an employee be killed. According the White House, in a letter sent to business groups to get their support,
Kavanaugh has “overruled federal regulators 75 times on cases involving clear air, consumer protections, net neutrality,” and “favored curtailing the power of independent federal regulators.” He thinks the Consumer Financial Protection Agency is unconstitutional. He thinks the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional because the Senate wrote most of it. He opposes net neutrality. Is there anything he likes? Yes. Warrantless surveillance. Most of that is a continuation of Judge Kennedy’s positions, just more so, as the Court goes ever deeper into the embrace of big money and its power. The big difference is that Kavanaugh is supposed to swing hard right on social issues, most particularly abortion. Trump has sworn to appoint judges that will overturn Roe v. Wade, so we should assume that’s Kavanaugh’s mission. To some, that would be wonderful. I am always happy to receive letters from readers. I just got one [Letters to the Editor, page 24], from a reader upset that I didn’t list Planned Parenthood in my article on “the banality of evil” and Adolph Eichmann, since they provide abortions by, in the words of the reader, “piercing the craniums” of the unborn. It chastised me and others of my ilk for being “eerily silent when it comes to the fate of American abortees.” Sadly, making abortions illegal won’t stop them. It never did. However, sex education, access to contraception, access to medical care, better general education, and higher wages, are all strongly correlated with lower rates of abortion. Those are the things that I would suggest the letter writer should fight for, and, if they come up as court questions, that Kavanaugh would almost certainly oppose. The upside for the Democrats is that it distracts from their failures. For losing to the worst presidential candidate in history. For losing control of the Senate, giving the man who wants to destroy everything two Supreme Court nominations. For losing control of the House, so that they can frantically try to cover, whitewash, and distract from Trump’s various lies and crimes. As well as passing one of the worst tax bills in history. Also, the Left never developed a cadre of lawyers similar to the troops that have come out of the Federalist Society which gave Trump the list of 25 “reliable” potential nominees. They had previously given us Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch. In addition to what they’ve done to the law, their opinions have twisted logic and denied reality, in order to rule in favor of money, corporations, and the Republican Party. The additional upside for the Democrats is that it reveals Trump as weak, cowardly, intimidated, and acting like he’s a Russian puppet. A man who makes deals in which North Korea and Russia get a lot and America gets nothing. Whether this will affect his supporters, is, of course, unknown. It does seem certain to galvanize Democrats. There’s even an upside for the general public. If you’ve wondered what a “surrender monkey” on an “apology tour” would actually look like, now you can see it. See that—every cloud has a silver lining. Though April showers may come your way, they bring the flowers that bloom in May. But it’s already August.
In case anyone missed Donald’s TV duet with Vladimir, find it on the net. The visuals, by themselves, seem to tell a story about an obstreperous, naughty boy—Donnie—who had been sent to the office of Headmaster Putin.
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ince the arrival of Dia:Beacon and dozens of fine art galleries over the past decade, Beacon has become a hub of the Upstate art scene. A visit to the riverside town for Second Saturday, the monthly citywide celebration of the arts, will confirm this with its countless open studios and artist receptions. And now Beacon has a new kind of art destination—a fine mineral gallery. “We want to educate people about the science of mineralogy, the joy of collecting, and about minerals as objects of beauty, as Mother Nature’s art,” says Kevin Schofield, the principle geologist for Green Mountain Minerals. These are not your average rocks, or even the cut and polished crystals that people carry for their metaphysical qualities. The specimens sourced and sold by Green Mountain are rare, exquisite, and highly valuable mineral formations, coveted by collectors as objects d’art. Green Mountain has had a quiet presence in the Hudson Valley for over a decade, though they largely dealt in private sales or at mineral trade shows. Earlier this year, Green Mountain Minerals took over the commercial space at the front of 412 Main Street and set up a treasure trove of mineral wonders, with the goal of becoming an integral part of Beacon’s Main Street gallery community. “In addition to providing a welcoming space to marvel at and potentially collect beautiful minerals, we also wish to actively educate our friends and neighbors on all matters mineralogical,” Schofield says. Plus, every child leaves with a free crystal. —Marie Doyon
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The ART of LEARNING Museums and Education
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he value of experiential learning is obvious: It’s the difference between reading a textbook interpretation and reading a person’s own words beside the desk where she wrote them and walking in her fooststeps. Not even the most ardent art history lecturer can compare to the experience of standing inches from a canvas or sculpture with an artist at your side. It’s this basic awareness that undergirds the development of learning standards that emphasize primary and multiple sources. And it’s this awareness that fueled the passage of the Museum Education Act, approved by the New York State Legislature in June and currently awaits the governor’s signature, which would establish a $5 million museum education grant program intended to allow New York’s 1,600 or so cultural institutions to serve more school districts in this era of reduced funding for education and the arts. Here in the Hudson Valley, museum folks have been refining their educational programming for decades. At the FDR Library and Museum in Hyde Park, toured by 30,000 students last year, Education Director Jeffrey Urbin says the process starts in second grade. “The minute students get off the bus, their lunches are put on carts named for FDR’s Four Freedoms,” he says. “They’re learning from the first minute. They meet Fala—a person in a dog costume. The kids all love pets, so there’s an immediate emotional connection. There’s only so explicit you want to get about the mid-20th century with seven-year-olds. For example, we describe Hitler as ‘the world’s worst bully’ and explain that FDR had to stand up to him, just as they need to stand up to bullies at school.” 8/18 CHRONOGRAM EDUCATION 29
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Grades 4 through 6 are introduced to the five constitutional roles of the presidency through a “pretend you are the president” exercise. “If you ask kids if they think it would be easy, the first answer tends to be ‘yes,’” says Urbin. “But then they come to understand that it’s more like having homework in every subject every single night.” For teens and adult learners, the institution can draw on its collection of some 17 million pages of primary source documents. “If you’re looking for two exciting people, [Franklin and Eleanor] were absolutely your guy and gal, and you don’t have to be a history geek to get that feeling,” says Urbin. “The Depression, the New Deal, the creation of the United Nations—for a time, in the mid-20th century, Hyde Park was truly one of the centers of the earth.” The National Park Service offers its programming to all school districts free of charge, and a grant from AT&T helps cover transportation costs for cash-strapped districts. AT&T also collaborates with the National Archives and Records Administration to create digitized “curriculum hubs” that bring the Library and Museum to the classroom, whether in Poughkeepsie, Oshkosh, or Anchorage. Boats, Boats, Boats Even without the resources of the National Park Service and a big telecom at their disposal, area museums are fully up to speed with curriculum standards and document-based learning and eager to incorporate schools. “They study the history in school, but it’s much more exciting when you grasp that it
happened right here under your feet,” says Sarah Wassberg Johnson, director of education at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston. “Reading the words of George Washington to the elders of the Old Dutch Church, a local woman writing to her mother about the Stamp Act, or a letter of passage issued to a British deserter brings it home.” The Maritime Museum offers an in-school document-based experience for grades 4 through 8, drawing on excerpts from John Lambert’s Travels Through Lower Canada and the United States of North America, 1806, 1807, and 1808. Thematic on-site field trips range from “Boats, Boats, Boats,” for the youngest to Revolutionary War history and environmental stewardship in partnership with Poughkeepsie-based environmental nonprofit organization Clearwater. In spring 2018, students got onboard a replica of the Onrust, the ship used by Captain Adriaen Block in a 1614 expedition to chart Henry Hudson’s discoveries. The museum currently offers teachers a menu of 11 curriculum-aligned options and a list of potential funding sources. Johnson says the museum has worked with area educators ever since its beginning in 1980, but the growing recognition of the importance of firsthand learning has created new opportunities. “We started our program for every fourth-grader in Kingston with funding from the Boice Bros. Dairy in 2014. They dedicate the profits from their World’s Longest Ice Cream Sundae event. Getting that seed money made a big difference; the district could not have afforded to do it on their own.” 8/18 CHRONOGRAM EDUCATION 31
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Art and Artifacts At the Dorsky Museum on the SUNY New Paltz campus, educator Zachary Bowman works with Ulster BOCES, the NewYork State Arts Teachers Association, and the college’s own resources to get students face-to-face with its 9,000 square feet containing 5,500 works spanning 4,000 years of global culture. “For Title I schools in underserved districts, just paying for the busses to get here can be prohibitive,” says Bowman. “So the decision was made to establish a pool of funding for that. We’ve had a group from Newburgh Free Academy come to an exhibit that fit what they were studying.We’ve welcomed a number of art classes, but our collection can enrich other areas—say you’re teaching Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent, we can pull out actual toy-related objects, create a physical connection across time.” Dia Beacon began collaborating with Beacon city schools in 2001, before the museum was officially open. “Every year, an artist partners with the district for in-school and on-site programming; tours are guided by practicing artists who make it a very experiential, participatory experience with the student at the center,” Director of Education Meagan Mattingly says. “We have teachers who’ve been working with us since the beginning. We have an intensive program that’s open to high schoolers from all over the region; they can participate for all four years, and some go on to become interns and employees here. It’s really important to us that there be no barriers for entry. The Arts Education program is funded by the Sackler Institute, and is completely free for students. Not every teen participating is a visual artist; we get a mix of all kinds of creative and critical thinkers, and our artists work as allies to help them understand how to make their ideas actionable.” Common Core-Aligned Across the region, educators can access museum resources touching on every subject area. The Hudson River Museum, based in Yonkers, partnered with Museum School 25 to explore “the Hudson River, shapes, and patterns, the solar system, constellations, and the art on our walls” in weekly on-site and classroom sessions for grades pre-K through 2. The Gomez Mill House in Northern Orange County has been partnering with Newburgh schools since
1995 to host over 1,000 children a year at their unique site, offering history dating back to 1714 and incorporating “entrepreneurism, American founding principles, American Revolutionary period history, history of Newburgh from Dutch period to the present, arts and craft history and paper making, and civil rights and suffragist movements” through the story of the five key families who owned the oldest American Jewish residence in existence. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Sullivan County offers educators its E3 (Engage. Experience. Explore.) program for both on-site and in-school arts experiences, as well as Common Core-aligned social studies in its Explore the `60s program. No discussion of museum-school collaboration in the Hudson Valley could be complete without a mention of the goings-on at Historic Huguenot Street, where the oldest original neighborhood in the US is expanding and refining its already-rich programming under the direction of award-winning museum and interpretive planner Liselle LaFrance. Little ones meet “Hugo the Huguenot,” write with quills, visit a wigwam, and play period games in costume. Teens study “Life and Death in the 1700s” with the aid of video, house tours, and the French Church Burial Ground, or interrogate French portraiture. Every program offering lists the precise Standards and Common Core requirements met; on the testimonial page an informal standard that may be at least as crucial is mentioned. “Middle school students are challenging,” writes a 7th grade teacher. “The information was presented in such a dynamic, interesting manner that all the students were continually engaged...All the students raved about how interesting the tour was and were able to describe various historical facts they learned.” The list goes on; this is but a slice of the programming available should Governor Cuomo see fit to sign the Museum Education bill into law. And museum educators are always eager to see more kids. “Give me any idea, and I’ll find objects that are related,” says the Dorsky’s Bowman. “Most museums are eager to align with schools. We want all the teachers and all the students to know this is for them, this is something they can feel comfortable with, take some ownership. And of course, we hope we’re inspiring lifelong museum visitors in the process.” 8/18 CHRONOGRAM EDUCATION 35
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Dandelion Grows in the Hudson Valley GEOTHERMAL VIA GOOGLE By Marykate Marley
n the summer of 2017, Dandelion CEO Kathy Hannun, Director of Communications Katie Ullmann, and a cadre of interns roamed Rhinebeck’s village center to introduce homeowners to their geothermal start-up. Standing outside of Bread Alone, they offered free cups of coffee in exchange for hearing their pitch. Now, they’ve installed dozens of their geothermal systems around the Hudson Valley. In August, some of the homeowners who received the systems will open their homes to the public to celebrate and demonstrate how it works. Indeed, they have good reason to show off their goods—last winter Hudson Valley oil companies raised prices anywhere from 4.4 to 32.7 percent over the previous year. Meanwhile, those with Dandelion systems may be paying as little as half of what propane and oil users are paying. Geothermal energy harnesses the natural heat from the earth to heat and cool buildings. Essentially, water is pumped a few hundred feet down, heated by the earth and then pumped back up to the building, with only a small boost needed from electricity. However enticing, historically it’s been a very expensive alternative, costing homeowners an average of $40,000 for installation. That’s until 2015, when Kathy Hannun, product manager at X, Google’s subsidiary, Alphabet’s semi-secret research and development lab, brought to her colleagues’ attention the lack of work done globally to offer homeowners heating and cooling alternatives. “Nobody says, ‘I love my fuel company,’” says Hannun. And yet 70 million US residents, mostly on the East Coast and Midwest, white knuckle it each year as they pay for bad experiences with 36 ART OF BUSINESS CHRONOGRAM 8/18
fuel companies, long wait times on fuel oil deliveries during storms, and unpredictable fuel oil prices. Hannun started digging into why geothermal technology is so niche and expensive. “Because if it were more accessible,” says Hannun, “it would be a great solution and more pleasant to use than a lot of the alternatives.” X’s team began playing around with faster drills, business models, software that could be used to help with marketing or installation, and other ways to turn geothermal energy into a marketable business. That’s when Ullman jumped on board to help develop the go-to-market strategy. Part of that strategy was figuring out where to bring the product to market. “We accessed publicly available data from tax parcels on fuel types and used that to make a map so we could look at where people lack access to natural gas,” says Hannun. After narrowing a worldwide map down to NewYork State, they discovered that the Hudson Valley and the Capital Region have the densest US population of single-family homes using oil and propane for heating. Rhinebeck is ground zero because the Dandelion crew already knew a number of people there, including former Google chairman Eric Schmidt, who wants to install geothermal at the historic Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, which he owns. In the spring of 2017, with Ullmann by her side, Hannun took X’s products to market in Rhinebeck, founding Dandelion with the mission of bringing geothermal technology to homeowners in an affordable, scalable, and simple way. But to carry out her mission, Hannun knew she had to do business differently.
Opposite: A schematic of the Dandelion geothermal system. Clockwise from left: The Dandelion Air heatpump; the Dandelion team on the set of “The Opposition with Jordan Kleeper”; Kathy Hannun and James Quazi.
Revolutionizing an Antiquated Industry The traditional way to implement geothermal technology is to take a comprehensive assessment of everything that needs to be changed or added to a home and then make a proper energy-efficiency upgrade. Essentially, this means renovating by replacing windows, adding insulation, installing a geothermal heat pump, and more. But Hannun knew this process wasn’t scalable. “If you approach every house that way, then every house becomes a custom situation. And there’s no way to really standardize the job,” says Hannun. Dandelion omits the home renovation process and instead focuses on selling geothermal technology as a product in its own right. Dandelion’s main product—the Dandelion Home Geothermal System—includes a site survey, installation of underground pipes, a buffer tank for hot water, a Nest Learning Thermostat, a smart monitoring system, and one of its new units, called the Dandelion Air. The Dandelion Air is a smart, low-maintenance, heating and cooling unit that Dandelion says is four times more efficient at heating in the winter and twice as efficient at cooling in the summer as conventional systems. Most of the components are manufactured through automation, enabling Dandelion to keep prices lower than other geothermal systems. Instead of shipping basic heating pumps with add-on parts that need to be assembled inhome, Dandelion’s heat pump includes the add-ons, which have been assembled previously. “It’s less man hours, cheaper to manufacture, and with the automation it really increases reliability and durability because, as we all know, humans are prone to error, much more so than a machine,” says Katie Ullmann, vicepresident of marketing. This, along with innovations such as their Dandelion Drill, which can bore a hole in 45 minutes, as opposed to conventional drills that take several hours to do the same job, enable homeowners to purchase the system for under $20,000 after tax credits, state rebates, and federal incentives—half of what a conventional system cost. And they offer financing options to help mitigate costs. Homeowners thinking of switching to geothermal can use the Dandelion Calculator to tell how much they’ll save on energy costs by collecting data about the home, such as the climate of its location, square footage, when it was built, and the home’s current electricity and oil costs.
Booming in the Hudson Valley The Dandelion Team, namely co-founder and chief technology officer, James Quazi, Ullmann, and Hannun, are reaching the public. People are ready for geothermal. For now, Dandelion is focusing its efforts in the Hudson Valley and Capital Region. “Whenever you start a company, or launch a new product, you really want to prove out the best-case scenario, so it made sense to go to the Hudson Valley,” says Ullmann. And Hudson Valley homeowners have responded. “We’re blown away by how many people are signing up here,” says Ullmann. The mayor of Rhinebeck, Gary Bassett, and the village board plan to eventually install ground loops throughout the town so homeowners can call to simply hook up for heat the way they would call to get a fuel company to service their homes—minus the fuel bills and inconsistent prices. “By enabling Dandelion to install ground loops along the right-of-way in the Village of Rhinebeck,” Bassett said in his announcement of the deal in December, “we remove the biggest barrier to homeowners adopting geothermal. It’s a nobrainer.” After installing dozens of systems, Dandelion expects to have installed a few hundred by the end of the year, which is not even close to the thousands who are on waiting lists across the country. “It’s a challenge to invest in making the technology and making the customer experience better and more efficient.” Ullman knows they can’t move as quickly as customers would like, despite bringing on new installers as fast as they can. “But we’re really making our way,” she says proudly. Just a few years ago, affordable geothermal energy wasn’t possible and now thousands of homeowners across the country are waiting for delivery. It’s pretty clear, thanks to Dandelion, that homeowners are ready to transition from fossil heating systems to renewable geothermal heating. To find out more about the upcoming Dandelion open houses in Rhinebeck this month, visit Chronogram.com. 8/18 CHRONOGRAM ART OF BUSINESS 37
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Driving or biking into town past Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the Tibetan Monastery on Overlook Mountain, you’ll pass Family of Woodstock’s handpainted rainbow sign and perhaps marvel at the humble auspices of what is now the largest social services non-profit in Ulster County, founded in 1970 when a woman came to a town meeting on the topic of the hippies sleeping in the cemetery and said, “Give them my number.” Now the population sleeping around the Woodstock Artists Cemetery has expanded to include weekenders from New York City in beautiful Airbnb locations. Sleepy Woodstock has become a cosmopolitan destination and no longer drifts off into house parties and Rip Van Winkles around ten. You can get a grilled cheese and play a game of pool at The Station Bar &Curio until two in the morning. You can amble down Tinker Street as though you were in Venice, reading menus and trying to decide which excellent and stylish restaurant to patronize. Reynolds & Reynolds Taproom has music tonight, A&P Bar has that berry shortcake, and Joshua’s makes you feel as though you are in a treehouse overlooking the town. The former sous chef for Wolfgang Puck is at Harvest at The Lodge and people are raving.
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Lex and Neil Howard have renovated the historic building next to Family, now known as the Colony, where you can see people like Happy Traum, Tracy Bonham, and visiting musical dignitaries perform. Debra Granik, director of A Winter’s Bone and meditation on Hudson Valley rehab culture Down to the Bone recently gave a talk after a recent Saturday night showing of her new film, Leave No Trace. You can get classic and jazz music at Maverick Concerts, tour the artist studios at the Byrdcliffe Guild, or check out bluegrass nights at Catskill Mountain Pizza and Celtic nights at the new Provisions Pub. There’s the Secret City and the Luthiers Showcase, rock shows at the Bearsville Theater and Levon Helm’s barn, and Shiv Mirabato’s Shivastan poetry ashram. Woodstock is a town with a psychic and a few head shops, so if you decide to go that route, you will have company. In a sign of the changes in the town, though, you’ll see that the large structure that was once the head shop, Not Fade Away, has moved next door and now houses quite a good restaurant, Sylvia, where you can eat oysters in leather banquets. Mountain Gate is down the street from Not Fade Away and is worth a visit if you are interested in curried chicken cream soup or mulligatawny and the quiet that used to permeate the town but now grows harder to find. Ten years ago, I was spending disproportionate amounts of time reading and collecting vintage clothing in Brooklyn and had gradually woken up to the fact that the city was now faster than a beating heart, as that poet said, and that it was time to move on. Moving up here, I was overjoyed to find a chiffon Sretsis gang dress at the Mower Flea Market (Saturdays and Sundays, plus Wednesday in July and August). The Sweetheart Gallery has a new showroom with windows from which you can covet blown glass lamps with embroidered shades, further expanding Woodstock’s glass galleries. “Pageant of Inconceivables” is currently showing local and New York small scale sculptors at Kleinert/James Gallery and Japanese designer Asa Warshafsky shows his bags among other designers at D-Day, a bright gallery where I wandered through “Shaking the Dreamland Tree,” curated by Jichee Schnee, featuring Will Lytle and other local artists.
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John Nickle and Felix at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock. Below: Hannah, Marianne, and Emile at Pegasus in Woodstock.
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The newest addition to the Woodstock gallery scene is the Burnette Gallery at 31 Mill Hill Road. The vision of singer/songwriter Tai Burnette, the gallery focuses on emerging artists. “Bite Me,” a group show curated by Lily Primamore and Nicole Pollina is on display through October 31. Ryan Giuliani and Jesse Halliburton have taken Woodstockers’ concerns that guests at Woodstock Way might become over enthusiastic during their stay on the Tannery Brook to heart. They’ve soundproofed the walls and ceilings of their new hotel so that neighbors will not be disturbed by visitors. (Time will tell how well this relationship evolves.) Guests can look at the stars through the tree branches while listening to local musicians’ curated record collections on their rooms’ individual turntables or lounging in a copper bathtub. Giuliani and Halliburton have created Woodstock Way using locally sourced woods, reprocessed pine, redwood, black locust, repossessed fixtures and local craftsmanship, as well as bikes from Overlook Bicycles to rent.
My French friend Margaux says of Saugerties: “It is like a little French beach town.” If you’re still enjoying the European analogies, you could say that if Woodstock is Tuscany, Saugerties is Umbria, the equally beautiful and yet underappreciated cousin of the celebrated family star. Walking down Partition street late this afternoon, the first place I stumbled upon was the newly opened Hudson Trade Company, the creation of Jen O’Brien, a Saugerties antiques veteran pursuing a passion for collecting and refurbishing in the wake of a serious car accident. She has wonderful taste and humors me as I fawn over her serious collection of antique ribbon made from French fabric. O’Brien shows me a vintage Miu Miu blouse she’s adding to her rack hidden in the corner of the second floor of this vast trove she’s chosen to cultivate, a former antiques shop that she and her staff have spent four months renovating.
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Jen Dragon laughs when she hears my Umbria comparison. The owner of Cross Contemporary Art speaks Italian and has lived there, but now tells me about upcoming shows at her spacious gallery on Partition Street, which include poetry readings, and chats with me about the numerous sculptors who have chosen to live in Saugerties or who show their work here, such as MillicentYoung who shows her horsehair pieces in the windows of Newberry Antiques Co-op as part of a program called Windows on Newberry presently. Laura Huron at Bosco’s Mercantile lovingly takes me through her collection of luscious linens and cottons sheets and bedding by designers. A true connoisseur, she worked with Calvin Klein in the city before choosing fortunate Saugerties for her collectors. “Something about the community, the village and the town just spoke to me,” Huron says. At Fiber Flame craft studio on Route 212, you can walk in a create a project—but if you’re a writer like me who mostly works in fine-tipped black gel pens, you can also pick from a charming selection of pre-made crafts. I was captivated by a set of bells strung together with scraps of different sari fabrics. Design insider spot Green on Partition Street is frequented by Parsons administrators and students and provides Saugerties with a well-curated glimpse of mid-century modern. There’s plenty to recommend inSaugerties’ dining scene, beginning with the Pig or the recently renovated Dutch Ale House; and the ongoing debate between Mirabella’s and Slices about the best pizza. The Tavern at Diamond Mills is a gorgeous spot for summer al fresco eats overlooking the falls; Black Eyed Susies has upscale takeaway (try the cornmeal crusted chicken); Love Bites Cafe serves unfussy, locally sourced fare and cocktails; Miss Lucy’s is great for just a classy glass, or scallops, or dessert in a Mason jar and a beautiful collection of vintage aprons. Julian Hom, a photographer and ice cream artist, moved up from the city and started a business after his father gave him an ice cream maker for his birthday five years ago. “What did you think?” he asks me, about the city and about the ice cream. He’s young and stylish in wire-rims and a print shirt and creates custom ice cream flavors at Alleyway Ice Cream behind a framing gallery beside what was once a laborer’s union and which is now a vast and fashionable Airbnb. My favorites were roasted strawberry and orange blossom with pecan shortbread. While writing a piece such as this, it’s easy to think of more places and more people you’d like to include. This is a timeless, lovely place full of surprises and delights. I didn’t think I’d stay here so many years ago and now it’s difficult to imagine living in many other places. It was mostly biking between Saugerties and Woodstock that I came to this conclusion.
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Designer Caroline Diani in the dining room of her 18th-century stone house. Refurbishing the historic property has stoked her creative fire. Here she’s surrounded a French draper’s table with antique chairs, all from the 19th century; the fireplace features 17th-century French andirons.
Jeffrey Doornbos with a vintage record player, owned by the home’s previous occupant and then bought back by the couple from a local antique store.
CAROLINE DIANI AND JEFFREY DOORNBOS ADOPT A STONE HOUSE IN GERMANTOWN by Mary Angeles Armstrong photos by Deborah DeGraffenreid
ctor and writer Jeffrey Doornbos is standing in the living room of the 18th-century stone house he shares with his wife, clothing and interior designer Caroline Diani. Under his feet, ancient wide-plank chestnut floorboards stretch throughout the entire main floor, skirting a brick fireplace blackened from centuries of usage and large enough to prop up a spit for roasting small game. Venetian plaster walls, punctuated by small, deepset, chestnut-framed windows illuminate the cozy sitting area and offer views to the surrounding four acres of gardens, fields, and barn. Above, hand-hewn beams and a wood ceiling resemble the rich toffee brown hues of the chestnut floor and suggest the entire parlor was carved from the same tree—or stand of trees—gracing the property three centuries ago. In the two years since Diani and Doornbos bought their 1752 stone house, multiple experts have come through, weighing in on the restoration of the landmark property, offering advice, history lessons, and a welcome to the couple’s new neighborhood on the east bank of the Hudson River. 48 HOME & GARDEN CHRONOGRAM 8/18
An eclectic blend of 20th-century pieces fill the homeâ€™s living room to create a space thatâ€™s both elegant and comfortable. A mid-century Italian brass floor lamp faces an Indian wedding chest in the corner of the room. A mix of sofa and chairs face the original brick fireplace, carefully repaired by a local stone mason and now in working order.
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Doornbos remembers carpenter Dan Dudley explaining the significance of the main floor’s construction. (Downstairs, a more informal living space— with a concrete floor, rough-cut beams, and another very, very blackened stone fireplace—was probably once used for daily living, the upstairs parlor would have been reserved for entertaining company.) Dudley was drawn to the main room’s floor boards almost immediately and explained that planks that large must have come from the middle of an old tree. “He told me they must have been the result of a windfall,” Doornbos explains. “I knew the term—a windfall: like, suddenly you get a bunch of cash. But he explained to me: When a storm would blow through these parts, it would take down whole trees and people would have so much wood they wouldn’t know what to do with it. The storms created a surplus—a literal windfall of wood. It was like ‘congratulations!’ But then they had to figure out something to build with it.” This sort of historic tidbit is indicative of the new, old world Doornbos and Diani are uncovering as they undertake the “slow remodel” of their two-bedroom, two-bath home. “It’s been like peeling an onion,” Doornbos explains. Built by German Palatine immigrants for English settlers in the Dutch style, the home was one of the earliest European homesteads in the colony. Their time on the East Coast, and the opportunity to honor and preserve the home’s history while updating it for comfort, has provided both husband and wife with the opportunity for some personal remodeling as well, and the beginning of a new creative chapter in each of their lives. East Coast, West Coast Divide The term “windfall” is apt. It well describes how Diani and Doornbos found their way from California to their new passion project, and the area they are falling for much more quickly than was expected. An English native, Diani has been living in Santa Barbara since 2002, when she took a gamble on a historic storefront and turned it into a successful row of clothing and home design shops, and her thriving business, Diani Living. This was no small feat in a town where real estate prices are some of the highest in the country and storefront
Top: The couple found a 19th-century Swedish farm table for the downstairs kitchen and Doornbos restored the wood counters. The glass hutch is original to the house. Bottom: During the home’s two-year restoration, the couple have remained true to its historic and period details, preserving much of the original stone and wood. 8/18 CHRONOGRAM HOME & GARDEN 51
The two-bedroom home sits on four acres and includes a barn. Diani first discovered the property online while living on the West Coast. The couple promptly flew cross-country to see it in person.
businesses burn out almost as quickly as the hillsides. But by 2015, Diani was ready for a new creative challenge. “I came to a point where I asked myself, do I really want the next decade to look just like the last one?” She was already spending large amounts of time in NewYork City on buying trips, and became curious about the general vicinity. Doornbos had a similar longing to go East. A Michigan native, he’d lived in New York City for 15 years where he attended acting school and became a founding member of the Blue Man Group. Los Angeles, and the chance to be a part of the film industry, had called to him and he relocated to the West Coast where he eventually met and married Diani and moved into their home in the Santa Barbara hills.While both love Santa Barbara, and are grateful to the community and the opportunity to build thriving careers in the area, they simultaneously began longing for a return to their roots. “We missed the seasons,” Diani explains. “And I wanted to be somewhere more like my native England.” Doornbos agreed, explaining, “we had this run off 103 degree days—it was like it would never stop.” So, one very hot autumn night the couple reached a breaking point. While Doornbos was out, Diani got online and googled “historic house” and “New York,” stumbling right onto the property’s listing. When Doornbos returned home that night she shared her find: He was immediately intrigued. Doornbos suggested they go see it; Diani said she’d already booked tickets. The two flew out the next weekend, knowing the home was about two hours outside of New York City, but not much else about the area. After their realtor gave them a tour and some private time to walk the grounds, Diani asked her husband, “So, do you love it?” He looked back at the house and replied, “I feel like I never left. It really feels like we are home.” Diani felt the same way. The two went in to confirm a meeting with the realtor for the next day. But there was just one last detail: “Uh, where are we?” asked the couple. 52 HOME & GARDEN CHRONOGRAM 8/18
Slow Growth The realtor suggested dinner at Gaskins in Germantown, to give them a taste of the area.They loved the meal, and every subsequent return trip to the East Coast revealed some new treasure, everything from housewares stores, to antique shopping, to the friendliness of their new neighbors, have enticed them to spend as much time as possible in the house, and in the area. “It’s just been this lovely unfolding of incredible experiences, things, place and people,” says Doornbos. “We thought it would take some time to get everything together and that we’d only be here periodically. But we fell so in love with it.” The couple decided to begin the home’s structural renovations right away, and began running the Diani Living brick and mortar shops remotely from Germantown part-time. With the intention of keeping everything “as period as possible,” but updating the house for functionality, they began by tearing up the ground floor. Built into the side of a hill, the ground floor space was often flooded, so they installed french drains to divert the water.Then then installed radiant heat under four inches of concrete and are now deciding between bluestone flooring or period brick as the final layer of what is now their dining room floor. They also plan to install a glass front wine cellar in the corner. The giant ground-floor hearth needed some repairs before it was fully functional. Doornbos and Diani replaced the stone flue and relaid the interior fire brick to create a working fireplace, but left the original blackened hearth intact. Although a 1950s addition, the downstairs kitchen incorporates original pieces from the home’s early days.White cabinetry and wood countertops provide ample space for meal preparation and are well positioned under windows with views of the grounds. White interior shutters swing down to preserve heat in the winter and period brick floors complete the space. A large wooden hutch, an original piece transplanted from another area of the house, takes up an entire wall, providing storage.
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Top: One of the home’s two bedrooms, decorated with linens from Diani Living. Diani founded and runs a suite of clothing and interior design shops in Santa Barbara, California and the online brand Diani Living. Bottom: Doornbos and Diani enjoying a Hudson Valley summer day. The outdoor table features a marble top and metal side chairs.
Upstairs, the home’s two bedrooms are already very livable. Understated and cozy, both rooms have white planked walls, large interior shutters and stained wood flooring. The couple hopes to remove a large mirror lining the narrow hallway (“A gift of the 1970s,” Doornbos speculates) and remove an interior wall to reveal the original bluestone construction behind. After that, the couple will replace the home’s roof and seal up the third-floor attic, transforming the space into a master bedroom suite. For now, though, they are relishing every step of the process, savoring the chance to get to know their new home, and the new creative directions it has spurred in each of their lives. Rediscovering his love of live theater, Doornbos has become involved with a writing group in Tivoli and found his newfound love of the region paralleled by his discovery of its theater scene. “It’s all about community and feeling a part of something, regardless of your position in it. In a theater production you can be ‘third spear carrier on the left’ and you’re still there for the rehearsal process and the performances—you’re a part of the family.” Diani has loved the challenge of restoring and redecorating the historic property—a balance between staying true to the home’s integrity and tradition while updating it to be livable in the modern age. “I like to take time to be really connected to the space that I’m designing,” she explains. “I feel like it’s almost a spiritual journey that can’t be hurried. I like to listen to a room.” Diani admits that she’s very partial to historic homes and has already designed interiors for a few historic West Coast properties. She hopes her time in the Hudson Valley will provide new opportunities to bring her deft touch for comfort to other historic properties. About their beloved new house, they both take the long view: “We just want to caretake it and usher it into the next 250 years.” 54 HOME & GARDEN CHRONOGRAM 8/18
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Left: Peeking through delphiniums, ornamental onions, and variegated spider flowers. Right: Horticultural therapist Mariann Durkin.
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St. Gregory’s of Woodstock By Michelle Sutton Photos by Larry Decker People-Plant Connection The healing power of the people-plant connection has been documented by research for four decades. It’s fascinating to peruse the hundreds of compiled studies at the University of Washington’s “Green Cities: Good Health” website. Those studies demonstrate that we humans experience therapeutic benefit both mentally and physiologically from plants—from passive exposure to their beauty and from interacting with them in countless ways. In recognition of those scientifically proven benefits, the lovely Horticultural Therapy Garden (HTG) at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church of Woodstock was designed to provide access and interaction for people of all ages and abilities. Horticultural Therapist Mariann Durkin and church members like Jim Dinsmore, Jesse Jones, Harry Kirn, and Margo McCloon planned and nurtured the vision for the garden for several years before breaking ground in 2004. The HTG was sited alongside a sanctuary/memorial garden and not far from a stunning stone labyrinth—all of which are open to the public, dawn to dusk, and located behind the church. The gardens are one of St. Gregory’s ways of serving the greater community, and they are nurtured by Garden Committee members Marie Duane, Elizabeth Barlow, and Karuna Foudriat. The HTG grew slowly as resources permitted and is now a unique resource in the Hudson Valley, as the closest therapy gardens to St. Gregory’s are in Westchester and in Ballston Spa. Mariann Durkin has been invested in the vision throughout. She has been a selfemployed landscape horticulturist for 25 years, and in the early 2000s, she earned her horticultural therapy degree from the New York Botanical Garden. She fulfilled her 300 in-service hours at the Center for Discovery in Harris, New York and the Unlimited Garden in Ballston Spa. 56 HOME & GARDEN CHRONOGRAM 8/18
Access and Adaptation A professional member of the American Horticultural Therapy Association, Durkin has been leading sessions for groups at the St. Gregory’s HTG for four years.The same classes of young people from the Anderson Center for Autism have been coming year after year. “It’s been a joy to really get to know these kids,” she says. She has also led sessions for seniors and teenagers with behavioral challenges, and is working with the ARC of Ulster County.The HTG garden shed contains adaptive tools, and buckets and watering cans of all sizes. “The idea of a horticultural therapy garden is that it’s adaptive to all ages and abilities,” Durkin says. “Everything here is handicapped accessible.The pathways are wide and most of the garden beds are raised. If someone is in a wheelchair, they can reach the beds with a hose.There’s also beds at ground level for those who are agile enough.The whole premise of horticultural therapy is that you adapt to the population that you’re serving.” One of those adaptations is Durkin noting who needs/would like to do fine motor movements (deadheading, weeding, flower arranging) and who needs gross motor movement (wheelbarrowing mulch) on a given day—the needs can vary from visit to visit. “Recently, I could tell one young man needed gross motor movement to release some pent-up energy, so I encouraged him to mow the garden’s small grassy patch with the reel (non-motorized) mower. He was pleased, I was pleased, and he left the session on a high note. That’s the goal—leaving on a high note, feeling a sense of accomplishment and greater self-esteem.” It doesn’t matter if the lawn gets mowed just-so. “Like many things in life, it’s never about the outcome here—it’s really about process,” Durkin says. “We break activities down into as many steps and phases as needed, depending on the population.” Although the garden display is colorful and enticing, the display is secondary to the engagement with the process—a perfectly manicured garden has never been the goal.
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The Next Phase Durkin and all the garden’s supporters want the gardens to be utilized more, for horticultural therapy both informal and programmed. “I feel the classes we’re doing now are great, but I think we could do so much more,” she says. “I want people to know we’re here and to offer us financial support so we can continue to maintain our garden and expand our reach into the community.” Durkin envisions the garden adding square footage so participants can grow herb and vegetable crops for sale at local markets. “We could supply vegetables to church luncheons, and flowers for local events. This is my dream, for this healing place to be used more,” she says. She also wants to see more senior groups come, and thinks the pavilion would be ideal for bereavement circles. “When things are difficult in my life, I’m always looking to get back to something basic,” Durkin says. “It doesn’t get more basic than nature and gardening. I soak up the level of joy that’s cultivated in the groups that come here.They are engaged and happy; joy is imparted and exchanged.” In the center of the garden is a soothing, gurgling fountain shaped like a koi fish. “The kids love the sound of the water and that the fountain’s running, as it took a while to get it working properly and safely. Last year we had a big party with cake when it was finally running—it was a very exciting moment for us here.” Here’s to more such victories in the Horticultural Therapy Garden at St. Gregory’s. Please see stgregoryswoodstock.org to learn more about the Horticultural Therapy Garden or contact Mariann Durkin directly at email@example.com. And go visit! Plants for Horticultural Therapy Plants that are fragrant, colorful, soft, edible Plants that attract butterflies Plants with flowers that dry and press well and that rebloom Plants with seed that’s easy to collect Trees for shade Plants that need to be maintained (i.e., all plants)
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Grace Vanderwaal, who started playing at the BeanRunner Cafe when she was 11, performs a special concert for fans that came in from all over the world. Photo by Andy Phillips.
You either laughed incredulously at that last sentence or nodded your head in agreement. If it was the former, you probably haven’t spent a significant amount of time in Peekskill since the mid 1980s, and are thinking of the city’s less-than-sterling reputation. If you’re in the latter camp, you know that reputation is outdated, inaccurate, and possibly a little bit offensive, as many of the locals think that it has something to do with the fact that Peekskill has always been one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the Hudson Valley. But the city’s diversity has always been its strength, even if its racial makeup has changed throughout the years. Jim Taylor, a retired principal in the Peekskill school system, remembers when the city was half African-American, like himself, and half white. Today Peekskill is predominately Hispanic, a population that Taylor says is responsible for Peekskill’s current revival. “They came here, fixed up houses, put their kids in the schools here, and made this community safer and stronger.” Ahead of the Curve Things surged from there, as Peekskill has managed to be one step ahead of other river towns in figuring out how to turn a city around. Decades before it became practically legally mandated for every young Brooklyn couple to move north in order to start a family, Peekskill was developing affordable lofts for working artists and other creative professionals. Before every town in the Hudson Valley had its own craft brewery, Peekskill Brewery was showing people a world beyond Budweiser. The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art proved you could successfully mix internationally renowned artists with local up-and comers. The young families came, and started getting involved in local schools and making sure that there were things for their kids to do. Peekskill Coffee House, which celebrated its 15th anniversary in June with a block party, figured out what all those artists and exhausted parents needed was coffee, and the Bean Runner Cafe figured out that they might want some live jazz to go with their coffee. The tide rolled in. Today Peekskill is awash in treasures both culinary (there are few better places in the Hudson Valley to be on the first warm night of spring than under the garden lights at the Birdsall House) and culturally (think of the mid-level acts and oldies that cycle through the Paramount theater, the annual film festival, and the yearly Hudson Valley Exposition on the waterfront coming up on on August 4.) But the city’s greatest treasures may be the ones that have
been there all along: The natural ones. Few Hudson Valley river towns can boast Peekskill’s wide harbor and view of the southern Hudson Highlands. And thanks to the fact that Route 9 goes over the town as opposed to through it, Peekskill residents don’t have to walk across a highway to get to the river, a rarity for towns on the eastern side of the Hudson. Full Steam Ahead But the river still remains inaccessible for too many, which is where Jim Taylor comes into the picture once again. Taylor may be retired, but he’s hardly resting. Head to Depew Park on the southeast edge of the city (the original practice field of the New York Jets,) and deep in the woods, behind an overgrown amphitheater and next to the basketball courts, you’ll find a warehouse that now contains the city’s Rising Tide boat building program. Sponsored by the city’s Youth Bureau, kids receive a stipend throughout the summer to learn from Taylor how to build wooden canoes and skiffs. The students start out building small models to scale, then simply replicate the process to build full-scale boats. Some of them have never been on the water before, but by the end of the summer they’re paddling down the river in boats they’ve made themselves. Taylor would like to modernize the program with 3D printers, to help the kids prepare for the technological changes coming to the job market, but not all the schools have access to 3D printers, much less a program like his. For every advance the city has made, with its new crop of civically minded volunteers and a city government that is finally becoming as diverse as its population, there’s still a need for more people to roll up their sleeves and pitch in. But maybe that next group of Peekskill citizens to pitch in will be the kids themselves, who for the first time in memory, tend to be sticking around after high school and college because they like it here, even after getting a taste of the world outside. Some of them can’t wait to get back. I asked the kids in Taylor’s program what it was like the first time they got out on the water, turned around, and saw their city from a whole new perspective. There was silence as the kids tried to figure out what to say, but Taylor, who taught himself to sail on the Hudson in the 1970s because there was no one else around to teach him, spoke up. “It looks a whole lot smaller, doesn’t it?” he said, and the kids nodded their heads in agreement. 8/18 CHRONOGRAM COMMUNITY PAGES 63
TIME TRAVELERS: HUDSON VALLEY ARTISTS 2018 CURATED BY ANASTASIA JAMES
Alison McNulty, Untitled (Hudson Valley Ghost Column 1 ), 2017, Historic Hudson Valley-made Lahey bricks salvaged from Newburgh and unprocessed Cormo sheep wool sourced from New Paltz fiber farm
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Arlene Becker, Deborah Bein, Diane Christi, David H. Curtis, Carolyn Edlund, Staats Fasoldt, Stacie Flint, Jose Gomez, Claudia Gorman, Rob Greene, Trina Greene, Carol Loizides, Ellen Metzger O’Shea, Carol Pepper-Cooper, Nancy Scott, Elayne Seaman, Michelle Squires, Marlene Wiedenbaum, Carole Wolf Images from left: “Phantasmantics I” mixed media by Carol Pepper-Cooper “America Askew” mixed media by Michelle Squieres poster design by firstname.lastname@example.org
I Dream I Am You, an installation by Kate Hamilton at the Albany International Airport.
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galleries & museums Yale Epstein’s Min/Max 5, one of the works in the solo exhibition “Geometry–Affect–Spirit: New Works on Paper,” running through September 3 at the Albert Shahinian Fine Art Gallery in Rhinebeck.
510 WARREN ST GALLERY
510 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 822-0510. “Peggy Reeves: Conversations in Media.” August 3-26. Opening reception August 4, 3-6pm.
ADRIANCE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
93 MARKET STREET, POUGHKEEPSIE 485-3445. “Moving Mountains: East Meets West.” Paintings by YouYe Chu. Through August 30.
ALBERT SHAHINIAN FINE ART GALLERY
22 EAST MARKET STREET SUITE 301, RHINEBECK 876-7578. “Yale Epstein–Geometry-Affect-Spirit: New Works on Paper.” August 5-September 3. Opening reception August 5, 2-4pm.
THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
258 MAIN STREET, RIDGEFIELD, CT (203) 438-4519. “Objects Like Us. A group exhibition featuring 56 artists. Through January 20, 2019.
ANN STREET GALLERY
104 ANN STREET, NEWBURGH 784-1146. “Rituals & Identity.” Group show. Through August 4.
ART AT LEEDS
1079 ROUTE 23B MAIN STREET, LEEDS (917) 783-1673. “Imaginative Interdisciplinary Art of Ellen Mahnken.” August 10-19.
ATHENS CULTURAL CENTER
24 SECOND STREET, ATHENS (518) 945-2136. “Trees and the American Dream.” Curated and designed by Geoff Howell, the exhibition explores the use of trees in our built environment. Through August 5.
BARD COLLEGE: CCS BARD GALLERIES
PO BOX 5000, ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON 758-7598. “The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004).” Through December 14.
BARRETT ART CENTER
55 NOXON STREET, POUGHKEEPSIE 471-2550. “Pushing Paper: Realizing the Potential of the Medium.” A show celebrating works on paper and works constructed of paper. August 11-September 22.
694 BROADWAY, KINGSTON 417-6825. “Hyper Local: A Student Exhibition.” Saturday, August 4, 5-7pm.
BYRDCLIFFE KLEINERT/JAMES CENTER FOR THE ARTS
36 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2079. “Pageant of Inconceivables.” Ceramic works that operate/act as inner portraits. Through August 5.
CAFFE A LA MODE
1 OAKLAND AVENUE, WARWICK 986-1223. “Recent Works by Ashlie Blake.” Through September 7.
CARRIE HADDAD GALLERY
622 WARREN STREET, HUSDON (518) 828-1915 “A Distant Embrace.” Through September 16. “p h o t o g r a p h y.” A groupt exhibit demonstrationg the power of technology to enhance our experience in the digital age. Through September 16. Opening reception August 4, 5-7pm.
THE CASANA T HOUSE
2635 STATE ROUTE 23, HILLSDALS (518) 325-6105. “The Lumina Edition.” Exhibit by of photos by Kenro and Yumiko Izu. Through September 30.
137 MAIN STREET, BEACON 204-3844. “Oil Paintings by Carin Jean White.” August 9-September 3.
60 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK (646) 594-5013. “Shaking the Dreamland Tree.” Through August 26.
COLUMBIA-GREENE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
4400 ROUTE 23, HUDSON (518) 828-1481. “C-GCC’s Student Spring Art Show.” Through August 17.
DAVIS ORTON GALLERY
114 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 697.0266. “4th Annual Group Show.” 50 photographs, 1 video, 51 artists. Through August 12.
3 BEEKMAN STREET, BEACON 845 440 0100. “Mary Corse.” Dia Art Foundation has acquired four works by Mary Corse (b. 1945, Berkeley). To celebrate this new acquisition, Dia will present a long-term installation of Corse’s works. Ongoing.
BEACON ARTIST UNION
DUCK POND GALLERY
116 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-4539. “Happinessisthespace betweensorrows.” New work by Richard Butler. Through August 19. 506 MAIN STREET, BEACON 222-0177. “I Love You But...” A series of animal relationship punnies. Through August 5.
BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN
5 WEST STOCKBRIDGE ROAD, STOCKBRIDGE, MA (413) 298-3926. “Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Lithographs.” Through October 8. “Beautiful Strangers: Artists Discover the Garden.” Contemporary sculpture. Through October 8.
128 CANAL STREET, TOWN OF ESOPUS LIBRARY, PORT EWEN 338-5580. “Beth Dixon & Susan Silverman: Mixed Media.” August 3-31. Opening reception August 3, 5:30-7pm.
ECKERT FINE ART
BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
1394 ROUTE 83, PINE PLAINS (518) 592-1330. “Summer In Litchfield County.” Henry Moore, John Chamberlain, Norman Bluhm, Eric Forstmann, and Don Gummer. Through August 12.
BLUE HILL GALLERY
82 NORTH BROADWAY, NYACK 358-0774. “Boy In A Room.” Site-specific installation by Claudia Alvarez. Through September 2.
200 HURD ROAD, BETHEL 866-781-2922. “Peter Max: Early Paintings.” Max helped define the psychedelic 1960s. Through December 31. COLUMBIA-GREENE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, HUDSON. “The Columbia County Plein Air Artists, Volume 3–Group Show 2018.” Through September 29. Artists reception August 9, 5-7pm.
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EDWARD HOPPER HOUSE ART CENTER
FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART
217 WARREN STREET 2ND FLOOR, HUDSON. “John Donovan: Spectrum Observed.” August 18-September 30.
“Astro” 24” x 36” - 2016 - Layered fabric and thread
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galleries & museums Keith Haring’s Silence=Death, part of the exhibition “Aesthetics of Persuasion: Graphic Visualizations of Entreaties & Warnings by Artists, Graphic Designers, & Neighbors,” at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock. Opening August 10 and running through October 14.
FRONT STREET GALLERY
21 FRONT STREET, PATTERSON (917) 880-5307. “Founders Exhibition.” Featuring Gene Cadore, Linda Puiatti, Jeanette Rodriguez, Mary Smoot Souter, and Jeremy Wolff. Through August 24.
GALLERY AT 46 GREEN STREET
46 GREEN STREET, HUDSON (518) 303-6446. “Revisionary Repair Services.” “Multidisciplinary mixed media site specific performance installation that interacts and connects with the community of Hudson and beyond. Through September 3.
MOTHER GALLERY 18 WEST MAIN STREET, BEACON 236-6039. “Good Vibrations.” Paolo Arao, Angela Heisch, and Ryan Reggiani. Through August 18.
NO.3 READING ROOM & PHOTO BOOK WORKS
1682 GLASCO TURNPIKE, WOODSTOCK 679-2218. “The 2018 Summer Show.” Juror, Jenny Nelson. Through August 27.
469 MAIN STREET, BEACON 375-0802. “Purgatory Pie Press: 40 Years and Counting.” A celebratory exhibition of the reknowned Purgatory Pie Press’s 40+ year partnership of Dikko Faust & Esther K Smith of New York City. Through August 11.
OLANA STATE HISTORIC SITE
GARRISON ART CENTER
5720 ROUTE 9G, HUDSON (518) 828-0135. “Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana.” Exhibition marks the first time the costumes Church collected are on display. Through November 25.
GALLERY LEV SHALEM, WOODSTOCK JEWISH CONGREGATION
133 FARMER’S TURNPIKE, GARDINER 255-1255. “Works by Howard Miller.” Prints, painting, and drawings. Through August 16. 23 GARRISON’S LANDING, GARRISON 424-3960. “Summer Arts.” Through August 5.
GREENE COUNTY COUNCIL ON THE ARTS GALLERY
398 MAIN STREET, CATSKILL (518) 943-3400. “New School: Group Exhibition Honoring Thomas Cole & the Hudson River School of Art.” Through August 4.
10 UPPER MAIN, SHARON, CT (860) 364-5041. “The Art of Arthur Getz: City and Country.” Through August 15.
HUDSON AREA LIBRARY
51 NORTH 5TH STREET, HUDSON 518.828.1792. “Gemini Moon.” Exhibition featuring the work of Congolese visionary and artist Ntangou Badila. Through August 30.
HUDSON BEACH GLASS GALLERY
162 MAIN STREET, BEACON 440-0068. “Collaborative Concepts 2D.” Through August 5.
327 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 822-1438. “Francine Hunter McGivern: Episodic Memory l 1977–Present.” Installation 1: to rule truly is to serve. Through August 10.
HUDSON RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM
50 RONDOUT LANDING, KINGSTON 265-8080. “Michael Mendel: Harbor Views of the Hudson and Rondout.” Through August 31.
HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER
477 MAIN STREET, BEACON 831-4988. “Niches.” A multimedia exhibition by LongReach Arts Cooperative.
JOHN DAVIS GALLERY
362 1/2 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-5907. “Christopher Cairns: Recognition/Remembrance.” Also showing: “Samuel Levy, Mirrors”; “Maryna Bilak, Buon Fresco/Fresh”; “Scrap Wren, living visual koans: you are what you seek”; “Jon Isherwood, Black Mirrors.” Through August 12.
ONE MILE GALLERY 475 ABEEL STREET, KINGSTON 338-2035. “Extra/Terrestrial.” Work by Jessica Cannon, Heather Merckle and Kirsten Kay Thoen. August 4-31. Opening reception August 4, 6-9pm.
ORIOLE 9 17 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-5763. “Claire Lambe: Friends & Neighbors, Woodstock Portraits.” Through September 4.
PLACE 23 MAIN STREET, MILLERTON PLACEMILLERTON.COM. “Works by Mike Selbach.” Through August 16.
RIVERWINDS GALLERY 172 MAIN STREET, BEACON 838-2880. “Shining in the Night.” New work by Elizabeth Rundquist. Through August 5.
ROELIFF JANSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 8 MILES ROAD, COPAKE FALLS (518) 329-0652. “Local Collections by Local Collectors.” An eclectic selection of collections that have been compiled by residents of the Roe Jan area and items that have been donated to our archive. Through August 31.
ROOST STUDIOS & ART GALLERY 69 MAIN STREET, 2ND FLOOR, NEW PALTZ 255-5532. “Sensual Surfaces: Paintings by Marcy Bernstein.” August 19-September 9. Opening reception August 19, 6pm-8pm.
SAMUEL DORSKY MUSEUM OF ART 1 HAWK DRIVE, NEW PALTZ NEWPALTZ.EDU/MUSEUM. “Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018.” Through November 11.
JOYCE GOLDSTEIN GALLERY
19 CENTRAL SQUARE, CHATHAM (518) 392-2250. “Jessica Willis: Complicities.” Through August 5.
449 WARREN STREET #3, HUDSON. “Out of Line.” Group exhibition. Through September 2.
KENT ART ASSOCIATION
SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY ARTS CENTER
THE LOFT GALLERY
790 ROUTE 203, SPENCERTOWN (518) 392-3693. “They Made the Cut.” Pamela Dalton, Judith Hoyt, Roxie Johnson, Deb Koffman, Melissa Sarris, and Maude White. Through August 12.
MARK GRUBER GALLERY
137 ROUND LAKE ROAD, RHINEBECK (917) 697-0334. “Works by Tatiana Bilbao.” Through August 12.
21 SOUTH MAIN STREET, KENT, CT (860) 927-3989. “Member Show II.” August 4-25. Opening reception August 4, 2-4pm. 10 MAIN STREET, NEW PRESTON, CT (860) 868-9003. “Ellen Lynch: Held by a Horse.” Photography exhibition. Through August 25. 17 NEW PALTZ PLAZA, NEW PALTZ 255-1241. “Luminists.” More than 20 artists interpret Luminism. Through September 1.
436 MAIN STREET, BEACON 440-7901. “Zoology.” A group exhibition about animals featuring the work of Deborah Davidovits, Scott Daniel Ellison, Theresa Gooby, Jan Harrison, Kirsten Kucer, Chantelle Norton, Melissa Schlobohm, Maude White. Through August 19.
2 & 3 ROMER’S ALLEY, SUGAR LOAF. “Field Guide to Soul Carrying Birds.” Yaron Rosner’s large scale paintings, objects and texts from his ongoing work: The Bird Guide. Through August 19.
MILLBROOK FREE LIBRARY
3 FRIENDLY LANE, MILLBROOK 677-3611. “Summer Group Show.” Works by Bob Mahar, Anne Collins, Penelope Hall, Stan Morse, Linda LoGiurato, Kathy Smith. Through August 31.
THE LACE MILL 165 CORNELL STREET, KINGSTON 331-2140. “Works by Lanette Kristin Hughes and Nikki Pison.” August 4-31. Opening reception August 4, 4-9pm.
WOODSTOCK ARTISTS ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM 28 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2940. “Nature Morte: Fifty Years of Still Life Painting, 1920s-1960s.” Also showing: “Chris Gonyea Solo Exhibition”; “Focus: Surveying the Landscape 2018; Small Works”; “Future Visions: Chloe Mosbacher: Wake Up Call.” Through August 26.
WOODSTOCK ART EXCHANGE 1396 ROUTE 28, WEST HURLEY (914) 806-3573. “Fay Wood: Life’s Gifts.” Sculpture, collage, and more. Through August 12.
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Maverick Concerts' Music Director Alexander Platt
A Musical Melting Pot at Maverick
averick Concerts in Woodstock has been presenting world-renowned ensembles at its iconic “music chapel in the woods” since 1916. Its 103rd season continues with a treasure trove of performances including a special Young People’s presentation with Sphinx virtuoso Gwen Laster (violin) on August 4—No Racism, No Hate, No Fear; jazz great Fred Hersch on August 4; and Nilson Matta’s Brazilian Voyage on September 1. In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday August 25, the Maverick Chamber Orchestra, conducted by maestro Alexander Platt, will offer SONGFEST—Bernstein's final masterpiece, with the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. Maverick’s awardwinning Chamber Music Festival continues through September 2 with Trio Solisti and stunning string ensembles: the Jupiter, Danish, Amernet, and Borromeo. “This festival has been among the finest in the history of The Maverick,” says Music Director Alexander Platt. “It just doesn't get any better." Maverickconcerts.org —Marie Doyon
ART SCIENCE & HISTORY OPEN DAILY
39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 413.443.7171 Berkshiremuseum.org
Art of the Hills
On view through September 3
Aug 18 - 8:30pm BARB JUNGR & JOHN McDANIEL
perform The Beatles
Aug 3, 4, 10 & 11 - 8pm Aug 5 & 12 - 4pm
Taking place just before 9/11, an inquisitive British housewife grapples with Afghanastan’s turbulent history, and her own life, in Pulitizer Prize winner Tony Kushner’s tour-de-force one-act play.
“The twosome find a different depth in the repertoire that even songwriters Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison didn’t reach.”
Give your child MEMORIES to last a lifetime
August 25 - 8:30 DIANA OH IN CONCERT
Singer, writer, performance artist, iconoclast Diana Oh sings her original soul, pop, rock, punk music from journal entries and beyond.
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2018 SEASON PAVILION CONCERTS
AUG 5 The Beach Boys
AUG 24 311 & The Offspring
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SEP 1 Steve Martin Martin Short
AUG 18 Sesame Street Live!
Deep Purple Judas Priest
The Righteous Brothers
Gym Class Heroes
Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Steep Canyon Rangers & Band, New Breed Brass Band, Jeff Babko Cyril Neville, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Kermit Ruffins SEP 2
The Temperance Movement
AUG 19 O.A.R.
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Let the Circle Be Unbroken Amy Helm Carries the Family Torch By Peter Aaron Photo by Fionn Reilly
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t’s one of those crazy-hot Woodstock afternoons that happened last month. Amy Helm is sitting in the house her father built, chilling in the A/C and talking about her two sons, Lee, 10, and Hughie, 6. “Lee’s at that age where he’s mortified to be seen with me. I have to drop him off down the street whenever I’m taking him somewhere to meet his friends,” she says while smirking and rolling her eyes. “They both love to sing, though. I can tell they’re both actually proud of what I do and proud of what their grandfather did.” Their grandfather—Amy’s late dad—was, if you’re not already aware, the legendary Levon Helm, known and loved the world over as the drummer and vocalist of the Band; her mother is the singer-songwriter Libby Titus, whose songs have been performed by Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, and others. Amy’s sophomore solo album, This Too Shall Light, which comes out in September, builds on the artful, introspective balladry of her mom and the deep blend of soulful blues fire, gospel harmonies, country grit, and elemental rock ’n’ roll that her father so famously pioneered. But despite her having Levon’s rich roots-rock blood coursing through her veins from conception and her singing along with him practically since before she could speak, it wasn’t until later that the proto-Americana he was most recognized for—a style many would’ve seen as his daughter’s birthright to carry on—actually hit home with her. “I was 17 and my mom gave me a tape of [the Band’s] Music from Big Pink, which, you know, of course I knew about, but I’d never really listened to before,” she remembers. “And my breath was just totally taken away. I played that tape on my Walkman on the way to school every morning and I just became totally obsessed with it. It was the tonality of the music, what Garth Hudson was doing on the keyboards. And Richard Manuel’s singing. Like everyone else, right away I wished I could sing like Richard, who’d just been kind of a curious memory of someone who’d been around during my childhood. I don’t remember thinking, ‘Wow, that’s my dad playing!’ I was able to listen to the Band’s music without much association.” Amy Helm was born in Woodstock in 1970. Her parents parted when she was six, although their relationship remained amicable as Titus partnered first with Levon’s good friend Dr. John and, eventually, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen (similarly, Amy and her ex, saxophonist Jay Collins, the father of their two sons, are still on good terms). “I remember being really little and my dad sitting at the piano with me and teaching me how to play ‘The Tennessee Waltz’,” says Amy. “And I remember riding in the car with my mom and singing along with her to ‘Jolene’ by Dolly Parton. When I was about five, my dad was on the road and my mom was also working a lot, so I spent a lot of time in Arkansas staying with my [paternal] grandmother. So, at first, the task sort of fell to her to teach me a lot of the old hymns and traditional songs.” Amy made her recording debut at age nine, alongside her mother on a track for a “Sesame Street” tribute album and in high school formed a vocal group, the Chilly Winds, that reflected her then hip-hop and contemporary-R&B leanings (Cameo, RunDMC, and Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam were faves). Her further immersion in the Band’s music opened her up to related sounds: Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and, especially, classic gospel. It was the latter, and the soul-searching aftermath of 9/11, that led the young singer to her first musical project of note, the band Olabelle, which grew out of the weekly “Sunday School for Sinners” gospel sessions at Lower East Side bar 9C. “At the sessions, different people would get together and just pick hymns and songs to do—it didn’t matter what anyone’s faith actually was or if they even had one,” she says. Things began happening quickly for Olabelle (named for folksinger Ola Belle Reed) once the lineup—Amy on vocals and mandolin (“I play it more like a guitar”); Glenn Patscha on keyboards and vocals; Fiona McBain on vocals and guitar; Tony Leone on drums and vocals; Jimi Zhivago on guitar and vocals; and future Levon Helm sideman Byron Issacs on bass and vocals—had congealed. “I think we’d only done about six gigs before we started making the first record.” Produced by T-Bone Burnett, Olabelle’s self-titled, gospel harmony-soaked debut appeared to fervent praise in 2004; Zhivago left after its release, but the group, which still occasionally performs, has since waxed three more acclaimed albums: Riverside Battle Songs (2006), Before This Time (2009), and Neon Blue Bird (2011). Around the time that Olabelle was beginning its ascent, however, Amy’s father was in a tough spot. Suffering with throat cancer, Levon was unable to do the film and voiceover work needed to cover both the expensive treatments for the disease and the payments on “the Barn,” his iconic home and studio. So, in 2004, taking a page from the freewheeling medicine shows of his Southern childhood, he turned the house into a music venue, hosting the now globally known, star-studded Midnight Ramble events that not only helped offset his medicals bills but continue to keep the mortgage wolves at bay. “A lot of people claim that they helped come up with the idea for the Ramble, but it was entirely my dad’s vision,” says Amy, who assisted in getting the sessions rolling and still performs
at them regularly. “The lion’s share of the money always goes to the musicians [performers have included Los Lobos, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, and Lake Street Dive, to name a few], and that’s how he wanted it.” Levon’s late-in-life career renaissance was inspirational for all to behold, and Amy was by his side for the whole ride, working with the rest of the crew behind the scenes at the Midnight Ramble; driving him to radiation treatments in New York; playing in his bands; coproducing his Grammy-winning comebacks Dirt Farmer (2007) and Electric Dirt (2009); and, ultimately, at his bed when he passed in 2012. Besides imploring her and the Ramble team to “keep it goin’,” Levon also encouraged his initially reluctant daughter to step out on her own musically. “I’d always been part of band before, and I think it’s natural to feel this nervous pressure when you go into the same business that your parents are in and you’re putting yourself out there under your own name,” she says. “But he really wanted me to [become a solo artist] and he encouraged me. So did my peers. And that really helped me feel like I had a musical purpose: to make good music that pleases people.” She formed Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers, whose lineup has included Byron Isaacs and Ida guitarist Daniel Littleton. Her solo debut, Didn’t It Rain, which features her departed dad on several tracks as well as his guitarist Larry Campbell, the Band guitarist Jim Weider, organists John Medeski and Marco Benevento, and others, was released in 2015. The course of making it, though, wasn’t exactly a smooth one; the songstress scrapped and re-recorded much of the music along the way. “It was the first time I was holding myself up as a solo performer, so there were some expectations around things,” she explains. “I was lucky to have access to a studio [Levon Helm Studios] and to be able to work with players who are also my friends. I was still kind of on a learning curve then.” The making of This Too Shall Light, however, was a decidedly different process, and it’s a stronger, more focused album for it. Recorded quickly and with a minimum of fuss with Grammy-winning producer and musician Joe Henry in Los Angeles, it has a looser, palpably spontaneous feel that fits its artist well. “Making this record felt liberating,” Amy enthuses. “I’d already met Joe and I was a big fan of the productions he’d done for Bettye LaVette, Allen Toussaint, Susan Tedeschi, and other people, and I really wanted to work with him—when Larry Campbell and I were coproducing Dirt Farmer for my dad, we’d actually talked about having Joe mix it, but that didn’t work out. So I was more than happy to surrender to his direction, and we did the new album totally live in the studio in four days, without belaboring anything. My band just threw our shit in the room and started playing, Joe set the compass from there, and it was amazing. I pulled in some songs we’d been doing, and he chose some really good ones for us to do, too.” Besides the reflective title track, which was written by MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger and Josh Kaufman (BobWeir, Josh Ritter), This Too Shall Light’s standout cuts include covers of the Milk Carton Kids’ “Michigan” and, interestingly, “The Stones That I Throw (Will Free All Men),” a lost, gospel-tinged single recorded in 1965 by Levon and the Hawks during the brief period between their leaving rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins and hooking up with Bob Dylan en route to becoming the Band. “I’ve always really loved the whole vibe of that song,” Amy says. “It’s just a great, straight-up rock ’n’ roll dance tune.” This month, as she prepares for the launch of a new album and a tour to support it, the busy mom and musician—with the help of a trusty troupe of organizers—is launching yet another artistic venture: the Dirt Farmer Festival, a local, Ramble-sanctioned annual live music event. “We’re really excited,” she says about the festival’s debut. “My dad always wanted to create a music festival, so it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Plus, it’s right in the neighborhood and the lineup is really great.” Indeed: Among others, the affair’s debut roster features Jackson Browne,William Bell, and others backed by the Midnight Ramble Band; Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams; Hiss Golden Messenger; Terry Reid; the National Reserve; Gail Ann Dorsey; and, naturally, Amy herself. Besides those mentioned above, another of This Too Shall Light’s shining moments is an acapella rendition of “Gloryland,” a Southern hymn passed down to the singer by her father, who learned it from antiquity via his parents.With Amy joined around the mic by fellow singers Allison Russell, Doyle Bramhall II, and Adam Minkoff, the unadorned performance is at once humbling, beautiful, soothing, and uplifting. But traditional tunes, it seems, aren’t the only treasures that continue to be handed down in the Helm household. Amy’s oldest boy has been showing signs of his own yearning for the stage and the road. “Lee loves playing his guitar,” says his mother. “I can already tell he’s destined to be in a band, riding around in a van.”
“We did the new album totally live in the studio in four days, without belaboring anything.” —Amy Helm
The inaugural Dirt Farmer Festival will take place at Arrowood Farms in Accord on August 19. This Too Shall Light is out September 21 onYep Roc Records. Yeproc.com; Amyhelm.com. 8/18 CHRONOGRAM MUSIC 73
NIGHTLIFE HIGHLIGHTS Steady Jenny
Handpicked by music editor Peter Aaron for your listening pleasure.
Fishbone plays The Chance in Poughkeepsie on August 14.
PAT METHENY August 2. Arguably the most influential jazz guitarist of the early 1980s, Pat Metheny arose via the forward-thinking ECM Records label and helped define the fusion genre. The winner of an incredible 20 Grammy Awards—and the only artist to win Grammys in 10 different categories—he started out with vibraphonist Gary Burton and made his recording debut on legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius’s 1974 album Jaco. Besides leading his own bands, Metheny, who here plays the Mahawie Theater with his current quartet, has deftly explored styles ranging from the aforementioned fusion to rock, bebop, Latin jazz, folk, and avant noise. (Wanda Houston and Sarah Kohrs sing August 3; Air Supply breezes by August 12.) 8pm. $45-$95. Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 528-0100; Mahaiwe.org.
BATTLE CANDLE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL August 4. “Complete with beautiful lakeside views and old, tangled-up barbed wire,” this edgy, new music and arts festival makes its premiere at a former prison yard in Orange County’s Wickham Woodlands Park this month. Sponsored by local organization INC (Interactive Noise Collective), the all-day-and-into-the-night event focuses on positive sociopolitical causes and offers food, crafts, and live music across multiple stages. The latter component mainly features regional underground rock, with sets by Sun Voyager, Dead Empires, Otis, Dead Channels, Sawce, Entropy, Taking Meds, Elephant Jake, Haybaby, Acid Beach, and many more. 11am7pm. $15, $20. Warwick. (845) 551-9606; Facebook.com/events/1980708252190074/.
RASPUTINA August 9. It’s been a while since the petticoated princess of gothic chamber rock, cellist Melora Creager, has graced an area stage with her long-running band, Rasputina. But here comes Creager and company to Colony for a night of Edward Gorey-esque alternative splendor. The frontwoman, who was interviewed at length in Chronogram back in 2010, founded her darkly
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innovative band in New York in the early 1990s and performed with Nirvana on their 1993 tour. Along with several EPs and live discs, the group has released nine studio albums to date; the most recent is this year’s None but the Lonely Heart. Rasputina’s present lineup includes local musician Luis Mojica. Mamalama opens. (Sarah Perrotta performs August 2; the Blasters blow up August 10.) 8pm. $17-$20. Woodstock. (845) 679-7625; Colonywoodstock.com.
TRIBUTOPIA August 11. Another freshly minted Hudson Valley music festival that we didn’t have room for in June’s annual Summer Arts Preview is this day-long outdoor happening at Cantine Memorial Field. As one might expect, given its name, Tributopia is an event devoted to local tribute bands, and the classic rock-ing affair presents three such acts—I Don’t Know, an Ozzy Osbourne cover outfit who hail and wail from Orange County; Johnny Scarecrow, an Ulster-based Jethro Tull revue; and Feast of Friends, a hard-gigging, homegrown Doors repertoire project—along with performances by kids from the nearby Rock Academy and vendors serving barbeque, beer, wine, and other products. 2pm. $15 (children under 12 free). Saugerties. Tributopia.com.
FISHBONE August 14. Although formed in 1979, LA ska-punk-funk kingpins Fishbone didn’t release their first record, a self-titled EP, until 1985. But with their more focused sophomore full-length, Truth and Soul, and critically adored third album, The Reality of My Surroundings, the band rode the wave of late-’80s/early ’90s alt-mania and cemented their reputation as college radio favorites. Led by wired singer and saxophonist Angelo Moore, the group, who bounce into the Chance for this sure-to-be scorching summer show, blend high energy, goofball humor, and social commentary in a singular style that has made them a favorite live act around the world for more than 30 years. With Perfect Thyroid, the Steve Bello Band, the Pandemics, and the Lousekateers. (Beres Hammond toasts August 12; Corey Glover croons August 25.) 6pm. $20-$99. Poughkeepsie. (845) 471-1966; Thechancetheater.com.
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In a region rich in musical talent, Knock Yourself Out, in this writer’s opinion, are the Hudson Valley’s finest purveyors of blisteringly raw rock ’n’ roll. Honed to a razor-sharp edge by constant gigging from Brooklyn to Albany, the power trio of front man Josh Stark (guitar), Harrison Cannon (bass), and Mike Rasimas (drums), brings the heat of the Stooges and the heart of Hank Williams on this, their debut release. Baked into all the high energy is a keen and sardonic sense of humor. If you haven’t seen KYO live, do yourself a favor and catch one of their gigs, posthaste. They have a monthly residency at Quinn’s in Beacon and a fruitful ongoing collaboration with songwriter Mimi Sun Longo. Also check their new seven-inch, Turn It On. Knockyourselfout1.bandcamp.com. —Jeremy Schwartz
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The Lost Band Tracks, the latest from the Crowmatix, gathers a half-dozen songs penned by Jules Shear (with assists from Jim Weider and Stan Szelest) for the Band’s proposed 1991 Columbia Records comeback album. Shear’s tunes catch much of the estranged Robbie Robertson’s melodic majesty, which is still evident in these new recordings. One can hear the ghost of Rick Danko floating through “Too Soon Gone,” which borrows its shape from “It Makes No Difference.” And Levon’s Helm’s Southern grit sparks through “Tombstone Tombstone” even if he’s not there. Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz has a history with these songs, so it’s fitting that he owns them in this context, drawing great performances from his crew. This can’t rightfully be called a tribute, because the selections did not officially enter the Band’s canon. But it can certainly be called a labor of love, and a pretty fine listen as well. Professorlouie.com. —Michael Eck THE LEVIN BROTHERS SPECIAL DELIVERY (2017, INDEPENDENT)
Given their ample discographies, it’s surprising the Levin Brothers—keyboardist Pete and bassist Tony—haven’t worked together more. Joined by their fellow Hudson Valley stalwarts, saxophonist Erik Alexander and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel, the bros are making up for lost time with their quartet and this first-rate live recording. Perhaps most impressive are the Levins’ own compositions—both share credit on five memorable tunes here—although their thoughtful arrangement of the folk standard “Scarborough Fair” and plaintive reading of Astor Piazzolla’s “Milonga del Angel” are also highlights. Ennio Morricone’s treacly “Theme from Cinema Paradiso” gets the high-gloss, Narada-sampler treatment in its introduction, complete with rare cello work from Tony. It feels like a misstep among an otherwise unimpeachable set of performances that, in the words of two album titles by Pete’s one-time employer Gil Evans, plunge both out of the cool and into the hot. Thelevinbrothers.com. —James Keepnews
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SHORT TAKES History and self-help lead the way this month, from the Revolutionary War to the inner revolution. Is it time for you to discover the past—and unlock your future?
TRACK YOUR TRUTH: DISCOVER YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF PUJA A. J. THOMSON ROOTS & WINGS PUBLISHING, 2018, $17.99
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This holistic user’s manual for the human psyche is the latest self-help book from Thomson, a New Paltz-based therapist, interfaith minister, and healer. Thomson aims at nothing less than helping the reader change their life through body, mind, and spirit, in that order, suggesting that by becoming a detective of what works and what doesn’t in our day to day, we can crack the case of own true selves and live authentically.
LEGENDS AND LORE OF THE HUDSON HIGHLANDS Jonathan Kruk THE HISTORY PRESS, 2018, $23.99
Best known for his performances of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “A Christmas Carol,” Kruk, the foremost local storyteller of the history and tall tales of the Hudson Valley collects the stories of the historic and haunting stretch of the river between Storm King and Breakneck Ridge, from George Washington’s saving of the nation to the twicehanged pirate William Kidd guarding his treasure in the caves of the Hudson Highlands. Kruk reads at Split Rock Books in Cold Spring on August 3 at 7pm.
THEY BORE WITNESS: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST Gabriel Motola CREATESPACE, 2018, $16.95
Motola, a part-time Woodstock resident for many years and emeritus professor at CUNY, probes the writings of the major authors who endured the horror of the Holocaust in the camps or hiding in plain sight, from Primo Levi to Norman Manea and Danilo Kis. These essays are collected from previously published work by Motola in leading journals like the Nation, the American Scholar, and the Antioch Review. The book also contains an interview with Primo Levi conducted in 1985, first published in the Paris Review. Motola reads at the Golden Notebook in Woodstock on August 4 at 4pm.
WHAT TO READ AND WHY Francine Prose HARPERCOLLINS, 2018, $23.99
The follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, novelist, critic, and essayist Prose celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage to the works and writers she admires from Mary Shelley and George Eliot to Roberto Bolaño and Edward St. Aubyn. In an age of hyperconnectivity, Prose makes a serious case for the solitary act of reading and its soul-renewing energies. (And she may hip you to some amazing writers you’ve never heard of—George Gissing, anyone?)
STORYTELLING FOR THE REVOLUTION: THE ULTIMATE UPRISING OF INSIGHT, WISDOM, AND LOVE Mitch Ditkoff IDEA CHAMPIONS, 2018, $19.95
Ditkoff, the head of Idea Champions, a Woodstock-based innovation consultancy, has penned a field guide for those “wanting to become a positive force for change.” An amiable raconteur, Ditkoff tells stories from this own life—chapter titles include “What I Learned From Listening to Ravel’s ‘Bolero’” and “The Book I Wanted to Buy My Mother”—and offers readers a chance to connect, and ably tell, their own stories.
BEHIND THE VEIL: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO CONSCIOUS SLEEP Daniel Allen Kelley THE ORIGINAL FALCON PRESS, 2018, $19.95
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In this 230-page book, Hyde Park-based integral life practitioner Kelley provides an exhaustive guide to conscious sleep, including the techniques of dream recall, dream interpretation, auto-hypnosis, creative inspiration, vivid dreaming, lucid dreaming, pellucid dreaming, and forays into the more mystical realms of astral projection and premonition. A combination of scholarship and how-to manual, Behind the Veil is a fascinating primer on how to master the one-third of our lives spent in sleep.
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Are you the next Herman Melville? The Drama Teacher: A Novel Koren Zailckas Crown, 2018, $27
racie Meuller is an Irish mother of two living alone in a town of Catskill house that is rapidly losing its battle against mold and loans while her current husband has possibly abandoned her for a new Florida business venture and another woman. So Gracie does what she does best: She finds a wealthy mark to move in on, in this case a similarly lonely rich woman in Woodstock who dreams of building an extension on her house. This allows Gracie to relocate to her mark’s guest cottage under the guise of being the architect of her dreams. But just before her con is exposed, an unexpected tragedy occurs, sending Gracie and her children off the mountain to New York City, cloaked in a whole new set of aliases and backstories, in search of her next victim. As the novel follows the antics of this rather charming grifter, Gracie’s own backstory is revealed. At a very young age, her father kidnaped her from her beloved mother and taught her the basics of conning her way into other people’s lives and wallets in the British Isles. By the time she was old enough to leave the nest—or be pushed out as a result of her father’s latest scheme—Gracie was well prepared to perpetuate fraud on her own. She then met her first husband, Oz, who was perhaps the perfect match in illegal activity to her own father, and when the two men in her life finally meet, the collision is enough to send Gracie, then actually named Erin, off to America to expand her own resume of criminal activity. Gracie’s true talent is as a hacker. In lightning speed, she can unlock electronics, set up fake web pages, and design apps capable of tracing every real and virtual movement of anyone who might be catching on to her. She is also “charming,” which is author Zailckas’s best trick in this fast-paced caper. As a heroine who keeps her children from their fathers, raids people’s bank accounts with internet scams, and is possibly guilty of murder, charm is key for keeping the reader rooting for her as she hops from mark to mark. Zailckas is also smart to critique our society’s extreme divisions of wealth by keeping Gracie’s “victims” on the upper stratum of financial success. Starting in Woodstock, where her target lives among those of star quality like “Fashion photographers. Filmmakers. A few first wives of famous musicians,” Gracie then moves to the true epicenter of “star quality,” a prestigious private school in Manhattan where parents literally flock to actual celebrities attending their own children’s school events. At one point while Gracie—now named Marianna—is supporting he ex-husband Oz by defrauding people in internet schemes, she actually feels guilty realizing her targets are more lower-class victims and not the wealthy who, in her life view, seem to deserve it. In Manhattan, Gracie develops a rather affectionate relationship with her latest conquest, a teacher/adviser at the previously mentioned private school whom she initially cons to get her children the education she feels they deserve. He in turn sets her up to become the school’s drama teacher. Obviously, Erin/Gracie/Marianna is well-equipped to teach children how to be anything but themselves, and by the end, when all the chaotic histories of her parents and ex-husbands crash down upon her in a long-anticipated climactic scene, it’s time for the real Erin/Gracie/Marianna to emerge from the ashes. This presents our heroine with one last high-risk scheme: presenting her true self to the one she loves. Koren Zailckas reads at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck on August 14 at 6pm. —James Conrad
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Edited by Phillip X Levine. Deadline for our September issue is August 5. Send up to three poems or three pages (whichever comes first). Full submission guidelines: Chronogram.com/submissions.
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Since May, 2007, I have used the upper left of this page as a “Kids Corner” to share the magical, poetic words of our young ones. I know there are many young (and really young) poets out there, so I’m inviting all parents, grandparents, teachers, young ones, and friends of young ones to listen, write them down, and send them to me: email@example.com. Please include your young poet’s age at time of writing. Thanks. —Phillip X Levine
BIRD IS THE WORD
The moth— its wings a lustrous pine bark gray & black, gone still as bark (wrong place, wrong reason)— a small death that stopped my broom. Tweezing it with finger & thumb, I set it for study on a stack of books, flattering myself: adroitly limned in a sonnet moth or twig? asks the sparrow— I’d make it live to tip and flutter in the concluding couplet, its immortality sealed in a perfect rhyme. Now, look: some furious dust-up overnight, and pitiless dismemberment— bits and flakes of dusky wing scattered like a note torn up in pique, as if to say: Go on, write your sonnet.
You’re all smoke and jazz deep kiss and dark hair whiskey-burned bright hazel eyes
crows came back this year… to pick up their dead
THE PAPER BOY
My father likes to reminisce about his paper route when he was 10. Up every day at dawn, he’d carefully roll each edition of the Paterson Evening News and fit them snuggly into the front basket of his blue bike with balloon tires, able to jump curbs and ride the bumpy shortcut paths through neighborhood fields. In summer, the grass was high. A kid could get an old 50-foot clothesline, tie it to his dog Rex, walk out together to the end of the rope and lie in warm grass, his young boy’s perplexities wandering away with the clouds. His whole life was patiently waiting, but he could only imagine the copious ice cream sodas his weekly dollar would bring.
There is a hide on the peninsula where you can view owls. I love to watch them roost and blink their barmy eyes and swivel their perfect heads. That a creature so cuddly could be a killer mystifies me. But the bush is littered with their murdering.
I wonder if an old lady like me ever saw him riding by one fine morning and saw the man he was to become. Could she see the generations he would sire? Could she see the joys and the profound sorrows that awaited him? Could she see him at 90 slowly fading and know that this boy never gave a thought to getting old? Could she see a lifetime of infinite possibilities, like I do now, in a 10-year-old kid with a bicycle basket full of papers racing by on this glorious summer morning?
Birds petition the air for small favors: I take your hand & walk into a world even the wind can’t refuse….
Confusion I feel almost like an ax Has split my head in half. Part wants this, Part wants that.
You’re all sex and sass rainy street and reckless drive over-slept Monday mornings You’re all sugar and sweat drunk call and dirty joke bruise-covered bloody knees You’re all mine and murderous smoldering hot and slow grin voice-cracked three a.m. moans
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WELL-SEASONED Rosemary wrinkled, Mint—no longer, Savory, not, Sage unheeded, Geologic thyme. —John Waldman So stupid today Losing my temper again Sitting here alone —John Kiersten
DAY-TO-DAY (A COLLECTION OF HAIKUS) He turned and told me, “Life is full of surprises,” as a robin flew. What keeps me awake is that you will leave before I’m ready for it. I am a lefty, so I always smear my work. The words bleed and blend. Macaroni and cheese: my beloved companion. Bad day turned better.
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maybe that’s why they crow
moving to New York and moving away from New York are the only moves that count
—Robert James Berry
POWERS Pressure comes from the responsibility that can Overwhelm; drown those ill-equipped for the flow that Washes over them. The struggle becomes daily battle over time as Empires have fallen due to imbalance, instability, Rescuing poor; helping themselves? The struggle consistently Saps weaker souls; yet strengthens communities.
THE FAME GAME
UNFASHIONABLY LATE TO A FUNERAL
The guy in first class looks familiar. As in somebody famous. I just caught a glimpse as I headed for my seat in economy. Movies. TV. The news. No name comes to my lips. It’s still bugging me when I’m buckled in and perusing the Sky Mall catalog.
It’s no wonder that the full moon affects us drawn like the tide. Textbooks profess that we’re 60% water the rest mostly corn. “Split the difference,” the scientists would say if they’d been born to pull wrenches. It’s a tradesman’s euphemism for “make them both a bit wrong for the sake of seeming right.”
It is early evening, and the sky is resting behind Its grey curtain.
There’s no one I can ask. Stewardesses are more concerned with the privacy of others than my curiosity. So from Providence to Charlotte, I spend ninety minutes rolling films and sitcoms, dramas and recent big news stories, through my brain. No matches. By the time I deplane he’s already in his limo. By the times he’s in his limo, I’m still scratching my head. That’s the problem with celebrities in this country. Not only is the guy more famous than I am, he even knows who he is. —John Grey
RENDEZVOUS (A DREAM) We meet at an outdoor cafe, you decades younger than we are now, in full summer skirt and short hair (the new Gina Lolobrigida style) seated and anxious smoking an anachronistic cigarette You radiate fight-or-flight. Bobby is dead. I order small plates of olives, bread and wine. An older man at the next table smiles at us (mostly you). He is debonair, seems kind. I step inside to pay the tab, and when I return you are gone. The man does not look at me or comment. I know that Daddy is dead, and you, my mom, don’t drink wine. —Sharon Watts
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE Nothing like tiny, Shy and lonely wild flowers Winking from the roadside. —Thomas Perkins Early morn cock crows. Again, again, and again— Everyone’s awake! —Gary Hittmeyer
On my way to sling pipe one guilty Sunday morning I spot a dead hawk in the shoulder of the highway. It’s close enough to the guard rail to say that some maddened motorist had aimed for it. There are sicker souls than those who would work on the Sabbath or put metal in their genitals. With the quarry next to the predator three feet beyond the white line that means wrong I nod and take note at 75 that there’s room on the cross for two. —Mike Vahsen
OLDER MALE FRIENDS Older male friends, Men my dad’s age Or thereabouts Bachelors for whom Success has been as elusive As love and companionship, Whose patience for change Has been worn away By successive waves of tech, Where the chrome diner Is a home away from home, A stool to dangle their legs, A single coffee mug in hand, A single spoon for the single Sugar packet adding taste— In some past world, Passing on to me the values Of our people, the land, my life; Here, now, they hand over In a ritual gesture All their confusion and fear Only, tempered By heart medication And my willingness to listen —G. D. Burns
The stars work hard— Sharpening their points As the fat moon tallies their fumbles. Having watched the sun depart in a spill of paint, They’ll see Who among them can poke with enough intent And hang, a sparkling pinprick, anxious, Possessed by tremors And the gravity of it all. The moon, you know, Has eyes on its dark side too. —Jennifer Wise
POPPED I was never spanked “Popped” is the term my mother used “get over here or else you’re going to get popped” I would say, “mom, no!” A good argument I thought Guaranteed to seal the deal My father never spanked me That was too feminine He would use euphemisms Or the opposite of euphemisms Euphemisms lessen the blow Like calling it “popped” He would say, “knock your block off” Or “beat some sense into you” Or “give you a knuckle sandwich” You know Real tough guy catchphrases Strangely, I was always more scared of my mom I like stripping things down to the most simple idea possible When he had a heart attack my mom said he “passed away” I like to say he died The truth lessens the blow —Veronica L. Martin
THE COWBOY On Halloween, I was with a cowboy, So young, innocent, and vibrant, Running the streets with his brother. You know what they say, boys will be boys. The world was his wild frontier, But by Christmas he was gone, shot down, Like a fleeting memory lost In the frivolous play of youth. Now he rides among the constellations, Shines down on the world. Every night I wish upon those lights, The nightmare will end, He’ll gallop home on a shooting star. —Magan Kasper 8/18 CHRONOGRAM POETRY 79
Food & Drink
HUDSON VALLEY VARIETY PACK DEFINING A REGIONAL FOOD IDENTITY PROVES CHALLENGING IN A LAND OF INNOVATORS
By Erik Ofgang
herever chef Ric Orlando travels, people have heard about the food and beverage scene in the Hudson Valley. But when he asks those he meets for specifics about that scene, details are not forthcoming. “The answer is usually, ‘Yeah, I heard you guys are doing some cool things,’ but nobody knows what those cool things are,” says the chef and consultant at New World Bistro Bar in Albany and the former owner of New World Home Cooking in Saugerties. This uncertainty may be because unlike regions such as Texas or California that are associated with a cuisine like barbecue or beverage like wine, the Hudson Valley does not have one specific specialty or identity. Instead it is home to a freewheelin’ mix of creative chefs, brewers, farmers, distillers, and winemakers, united in their admiration of the farm-fresh local ingredients the region is known for, but delightfully divided in what they do with these products. As a result the culinary style of the region can often be described with a single word: diverse. “Other regions can be pigeonholed,” says Todd Erling, executive director of the Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation, an economic development nonprofit dedicated to supporting agricultural entrepreneurship in the region. “The Hudson Valley represents a significant spectrum of world-class producers. It’s really that holistic ecosystem of agriculture, food, and food systems whereas some other regions that have branding are much more parochial to something more specific.” Think Sonoma Valley and wine. Erling adds that diversified a food system has “been a component of agriculture in the Hudson Valley since Colonial times.” 80 FOOD & DRINK CHRONOGRAM 8/18
This diversity of agricultural products extends from the farm to the table. “We are getting known for a classic ‘farm-to-table’ style, using local ingredients to create delicious meals,” Orlando says. “Our corn, winter squash, and root veggies are unmatched, and I have eaten plenty from around the US to compare it to. Our local produce—both fruits and vegetables—are great because we get enough rain and have relatively cool nights, making for very sweet stuff. Sadly, we have a very short season and a limited window to utilize it all. Our cheeses, dairy, and meats are also very special here.” Don Lewis, founder of the Wild Hive Farm Community Grain Project in Clinton Corners, notes that at times the Hudson Valley has been associated primarily with apples. “It’s now evolved and it really falls more into a standard of living identity that encompasses a food system,” he says. “I think that it’s a little similar to parts of California that have a really tremendous food system, and a standard of living and the food system that go along with it—a lot of access to a lot of products and a lot of variety.” Over the last few decades, Lewis has helped promote local grain-based agriculture at Wild Hive, offering Hudson Valley grown and milled heirloom grain varieties that are beloved by top chefs and bakers in New York City. He says the region definitely has a distinctive terroir that shows up in its grains. This may not be instantly noticeable when comparing a grain grown in the region to grain grown nearby, but when you compare it to commercial grain products the difference will be clear. “Terroir is unique and present in grains that are grown at a slower pace, and are stone milled,” Lewis says. “So, if you’re buying grains in the Hudson Valley from producers that have their flour stone milled, than you’re really getting the flavor of the Valley.”
John Garay Paul Halayko, President & COO of Newburgh Brewing Co. According to Halayko, “Any discussion of the best beer-making region in the country has to include the Hudson Valley.” Opposite: Whitecliff Winery in Gardiner is part of the recently launched Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition.
Multifaceted Agriculture The region’s multifaceted agricultural influence is also found in its craft beverages. The region has garnered a good deal of acclaim in the beer world. For instance, Sloop Brewing Co.’s Confliction won the Gold Medal for best American-style Sour Ale at the 2016 World Beer Cup. “Just like with ingredients from local farms, restaurants can now carry local beer not just because they want to support local but because the beer is genuinely world class,” says Paul Halayko, president and cofounder of Newburgh Brewing Company. Asked if there’s a specific style of beer the region is known for he replies, “Maybe it is as simple as high-quality or well-made; that’s the beer identity of the Hudson Valley.” Halayko adds, “In 2018, any discussion of the best beer-making region in the country has to include the Hudson Valley. Which means bars, restaurants, and retailers have an embarrassment of beer riches right at their fingertips.” These riches are frequently enhanced by local ingredients. “Breweries tend to develop a strong sense of place with their home, which means they are always eager to support local whenever they can,” Halayko says. “That sense of place comes from the local farms that we work with, in supplying them our spent grain, to the sense of local community that is created in our taprooms. What is also exciting is what’s happening in the Hudson Valley when it comes to hops and malt. For us, we now use malt from Germantown Beer Farm in almost all of our beers. They call their malt ‘Hudson Valley Malt.’ It isn’t the entirety of our grain bill for a beer, but it is present in almost every beer we brew. It’s a high-quality product, and we love working with them. Both hops and malt produced in the Hudson Valley have the opportunity to put our region on the map.”
Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition A potential drawback to a region so diverse in offerings is that it becomes harder to market in as focused a way to those not familiar with it. There’s no particular lane for the Hudson Valley to stay in. As Orlando bluntly puts it while describing the food scene, “We are a bunch of chefs doing our own things.” And no matter how good they are, it’s hard to promote as a region when there’s not one specialty. To combat this, both area wineries and whiskey producers have launched geographic-based branding efforts. In 2016, the Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition launched to showcase the high quality Cabernet Franc wine being produced here. Last fall, Empire Rye debuted as a style, formed by a coalition of distilleries across the state. The Empire Rye label is open to any New York distillery that makes a rye whiskey utilizing 75 percent New York-grown rye, along with other requirements. “We are now branding the region as a specialist in Cabernet Franc, a grape that is very well suited to growth and wine production here in the Valley,” says Yancey Migliore, who founded Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery in Gardiner with her husband, Michael Migliore, 20 years ago. “The Valley saw wine grape production as early as the seventeenth century with the French Huguenots, and in the nineteenth century we provided all the wine and table grapes for the East Coast—from Philadelphia to Boston. Government policies have had a huge influence on our agriculture: Prohibition resulted in a dramatic shift from wine grapes to apples; the New York State Farm Winery Act in 1981 brought the industry back by making it easier to create wineries on a small scale. Subsequent policies under Governor Cuomo have resulted in a literal geyser of new products.” 8/18 CHRONOGRAM FOOD & DRINK 81
Karen Pearson Clockwise from top left: Regional branding initiatives: Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc; Empire Rye; Christopher Williams, the chief distiller at Coppersea Distilling in New Paltz, and the mastermind of the Empire Rye campaign. 82 FOOD & DRINK CHRONOGRAM 8/18
Migliore adds, “For consumers, Hudson Valley wines offer an opportunity to discover a region whose wine quality has raced ahead of its reputation.” Her winery has helped bolster that reputation. The winery’s 2009 Riesling earned the honor of Best White in Show at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, “where 45 judges tasting blind judged it better than 1,300 white wines from 27 countries and 28 states,” Migliore says. “And in 2015 we brought the first ever New York State Grape Grower of the Year Award to the Hudson Valley, which for 30 years had always been awarded in the Finger Lakes and Long Island.” The inspiration behind Empire Rye was to restore New York’s pre-Prohibition reputation as a rye producer, the same way Kentucky is associated with bourbon. “It is our way of stating in a very clear way that we’re making a claim to rye that we’re deliberately choosing to breathe life back into that category and make New York once again famous for its rye whiskeys,” says Christopher Williams, chief distiller at Coppersea Distilling in New Paltz, who conceived the Empire Rye concept. “We deliberately made it a difficult thing to produce that whiskey. So that name has meaning that is very clear, very understandable in the market. Things like using a minimum 75 percent New York State grown rye. In a lot of ways that’s more challenging than making Kentucky bourbon. Kentucky bourbon doesn’t have to be made from Kentucky corn; it can and often is made from corn and other grains with no known provenance.” Williams adds, “Whatever the notion of provenance or terroir is, we are certainly on a path to realizing it. There are a lot of debates about what exactly terroir is and whether whiskey can be made to have terroir but it’s got to start with the grain. So if it’s going to have it, it’s got to be made in a way that is consistent with the way that we make Empire Rye.” Beyond the products produced here, Erling, from Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation, says another aspect that makes the Hudson Valley distinctive is not the locally produced agricultural products themselves, but where they can be brought to market. Within a five-hour driving radius of Kingston there are 55 million mouths, he says. This is a potential customer base unlike that on the West Coast and one that makers, crafters, farmers, and culinary creators all along the food or production process can take further advantage of in the future. “It’s a market opportunity that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world,” Erling says.
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Become a Natural Foods Chef ngihca.edu | Flatiron District, Manhattan Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts’ Chef’s Training Program is licensed by the State of New York, New York State Education Department, and accredited by ACCET
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Red Hook Curry House ★★★★ DINING Daily Freeman & Poughkeepsie Journal ZAGAT RATED
TUESDAY & SUNDAY 5-9PM
4 Vegetarian Dishes • 4 Non-Vegetarian Dishes includes: appetizers, soup, salad bar, bread, dessert, coffee & tea All you can eat only $15.00 • Children under 8- $8.95 28 E. MARKET ST, RED HOOK (845) 758-2666 See our full menu at www.RedHookCurryHouse.com
OPEN EVERY DAY Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Fridays: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Bakeries Alternative Baker 407 Main Street, Rosendale, NY (845) 658-3355 www.lemoncakes.com 100% All butter, hand-made, small-batch baked goods with many allergy-friendly options. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches made-to-order. Seasonal desserts and savory items made with local produce. An array of JB Peel coffees and Harney teas; refreshing, summery, artisanal drinks; plus our award-winning Belgian hot chocolate, also served iced! Unique wedding cakes for a lifetime’s treasure. All “Worth a detour”—(NY Times). Truly “Where Taste is Everything!” Handicap accessible. Open 7am Thursday-Monday.
Butchers Jack’s Meats & Deli 79 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-2244
Cafés BeanRunner Café 201 S. Division Street, Peekskill, NY (914) 737-1701 beanrunnercafe.com Bistro-to-Go 948 Route 28, Kingston, NY (845) 340-9800 www.bluemountainbistro.com Gourmet take-out store serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. Featuring local and imported organic foods, delicious homemade desserts, sophisticated four-star food by Chefs Richard Erickson, Jonathan Sheridan, and Dan Sherman. Off-premise full-service catering and event planning for parties of all sizes. Café on the Green 85 Scotch Mountain Road, Delhi, NY (607) 746-4792 www.cafeonthegreen.delhi.edu O & Co. 81 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY (845) 247-7189 www.olsenandcompany.com
Restaurants A&P Bar and Restaurant 83 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY www.aandpbar.com
The premier Sushi restaurant in the Hudson Valley for over 22 years. Only the freshest sushi with an innovative ﬂair.
The Eggs Nest 1300 Route 213, High Falls, NY (845) 687-7255 www.theeggsnest.com Henry’s at the Farm 220 North Road, Milton, NY (845) 795-1500 www.buttermilkfallsinn.com/eat-and-drink firstname.lastname@example.org Henry’s at the Farm is a jewel of a restaurant, tucked away in the Hudson Valley’s orchard and wine country, at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa. At Henry’s, contemporary American cuisine and sublime craft cocktails are only steps away from Buttermilk’s own Millstone Farm. Main Course 175 Main Street, New Paltz, NY www.maincoursecatering.com Osaka Restaurant 22 Garden Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-7338 74 Broadway, Tivoli, NY (845) 757-5056 www.osakasushi.net Foodies, consider yourselves warned and informed! Osaka Restaurant is Rhinebeck’s direct link to Japan’s finest cuisines! Enjoy the freshest sushi and delicious traditional Japanese small plates cooked with love by this family owned and operated treasure for over 22 years! For more information and menus, go to osakasushi.net.
Red Hook Curry House 28 E Market Street, Red Hook, NY (845) 758-2666 www.redhookcurryhouse.com Seoul Kitchen 71 Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY (845) 563-0796 Authentic Korean Food. Heewon (Owner and Cook) cooks her memory of childhood that her mother and friend’s mother always treated them warm rice and a soup with ban-chan (side dishes) from their mothers who were middle class. She likes a jip-bap (house meal) and wants people to try it. Saturday Ramen Special.
Colony Woodstock 22 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-7625 www.colonywoodstock.com
Tuthill House at the Mill Gardiner, NY (845) 255-1527 www.tuthillhouse.com
Daryl’s House Club 130 NY-22, Pawling, NY (845) 289-0185 www.darylshouseclub.com Daryl’s House Restaurant & Music Club serves up top-notch food along with amazing music Wednesday - Sunday. The weekends feature Free Music Brunch! Full calendar of shows, tickets + menus can be found on the website.
Yobo Restaurant Route 300, Newburgh, NY (845) 564-3848 www.yoborestaurant.com
Specialty Foods Calmbucha www.calmbucha.com
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business directory Accommodations Washington Irving Inn
6629 Route 23A, Tannersville, NY (518) 589-5560 www.washingtonirving.com
Antiques Kingston Consignment
66 N. Front Street , Kingston, NY (845) 481-5759 www.kingstonconsignments.com
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2079 www.woodstockguild.org email@example.com
Art Supplies Catskill Art & Office Supply
Kingston, NY: (845) 331-7780, Poughkeepsie, NY: (845) 452-1250, Woodstock, NY: (845) 679-2251
Estate Sale Services of the Hudson Valley (845) 304-5981 firstname.lastname@example.org
Architects Bialecki Architects
EcoArchitecture DesignWorks (845) 247-4620 www.janusweltondesignworks.com
Art Galleries & Centers Albert Shahinian Fine Art
Wurtsboro, NY (717) 368-3067 www.fieldstonearts.com email@example.com Fieldstone Artistry is a hand-crafted furniture studio located in upstate New York. We specialize in contemporary furniture pieces exhibiting function, quality and beauty. With a focus on locally harvested materials and solid wood construction. We combine the use of traditional techniques with unique modern designs.
Associated Lightning Rod Co. (518) 789-4603, (845) 373-8309, (860) 364-1498 www.alrci.com
Catskill Farms Builders thecatskillfarms.com
Glenn’s Wood Sheds (845) 255-4704
H Houst & Son Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2115 www.hhoust.com
Hillsdale, NY: (518) 325-3131 Hudson, NY: (518) 828-9431 www.herringtons.com
John A. Alvarez And Sons Custom Modular Homes
3572 US Route 9, Hudson, NY (518) 851 9917 www.alvarezmodulars.com “Let us make our house your home.” Our goal is to provide the best quality manufactured homes, to surpass our home owner’s expectation when purchasing a home, provide a high level of service to our customers, and to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our employees.
L Browe Asphalt Services (518) 479-1400 www.broweasphalt.com
Mary Ellen Sinclair Fine Art
Michael’s Appliance Center
Art at Leeds
Regal Bag Studios
Milan Case Study
(917) 921-6492 www.maryellensinclair.com
302 North Water Street, Newburgh, NY (845) 444-8509 www.regalbagstudios.com
39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA (413) 443-7171 www.berkshiremuseum.org
Boscobel House and Gardens
Attorneys Jacobowitz & Gubits (845) 778-2121 www.jacobowitz.com
1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY (845) 265-3638 boscobel.org An esteemed Historic House Museum, Boscobel offers tours of the Neoclassical mansion and access to 68 acres of grounds which showcase dramatic views of the Hudson River. Open Wednesday through Monday from mid-April to December, Boscobel hosts lively events, innovative exhibitions, talks by the world’s top design experts, and engaging programs and activities for families. Children are always welcome.
Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP
Elena Zang Gallery
56 North Front Street, Kingston, NY (845) 339-4996 www.columbiacostumes.com Columbia is back with a wide array of beauty products, including high end wigs, headscarves, hair dye, hair styling products, and makeup. They also carry costume rentals, costume wigs, and theatrical accessories. Now located in their new location just down the road from the old store!
3671 Route 212, Shady, NY (845) 679-5432 www.elenzang.com
Flat Iron Gallery
105 South Division Street, Peekskill, NY (914) 734-1894 www.flatirongallerypeekskill.com
Hurleyville Arts Centre
219 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY (845) 707-8047 www.hurleyvilleartscentre.org
Mark Gruber Gallery
New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-1241 www.markgrubergallery.com
The Rodney Shop
362 Main Street, Catskill, NY (917) 334-8022 therodneyshop.com firstname.lastname@example.org A unique creative store and gallery featuring the artwork and products of artist Rodney Alan Greenblat. Rodney’s whimsical, brightly colored paintings, prints and constructions are offered, as well as a selection of t-shirts, toys, gifts and housewares. Open Friday and Saturday 11am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm.
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY www.newpaltz.edu/museum
Third Eye Studio
108 South Division Street, Peekskill, NY www.thethirdeyestudio.com
WAAM - Ulster Artists On-line 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2940 www.woodstockart.org
Woodstock Art Exchange
1398 Route 28, West Hurley, NY
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Banks Sawyer Savings
Saugerties, Highland, Marlboro (888) 772-1871 www.sawyersavings.bank
Beauty and Supply Columbia Wig and Beauty Supply
Beverages Binnewater/Leisure Time Spring Water (845) 331-0504 www.binnewater.com
Book Publishers Epigraph Publishing Service
22 East Market Street, Suite 304, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-4861 www.epigraphps.com email@example.com Epigraph is a book publishing company for self-publishing authors and organizations offering design, editing, printing, marketing and distribution. Epigraph is a DBA of Monkfish Book Publishing Company, an award-winning traditional small press specializing in spiritual books.
Books Green Toad Bookstore
198 Main Street, Oneonta, NY www.greentoadbookstore.com
26 Main Street, Millerton, NY (518) 789-3797 www.oblongbooks.com
Broadcasting WDST 100.1 Radio Woodstock Woodstock, NY www.wdst.com
Primrose Hill School Elementary and Early Childhood Education inspired by the Waldorf Philosophy 23 Spring Brook Park, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-1226 www.primrosehillschool.com
Rudolf Steiner School
35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington, MA (413) 528-4015 www.gbrss.org
22 East Market Street, Third Floor, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-7578 1079 Route 23B, Leeds, NY (917) 783 -1673 artatleeds.com
Building Services & Supplies
585 East Main Street, Middletown, NY (845) 342-0369 www.michaelsappliance.com
491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY (845) 687-5000 www.sunyulster.edu
Environmental and Land Conservation Scenic Hudson
Hudson Valley, NY (845) 473-4440 www.scenichudson.org firstname.lastname@example.org We help valley citizens and communities preserve land and farms and create parks where people experience the outdoors and Hudson River. With new possibilities but also the impacts of climate change, we focus on maximizing the benefits all can enjoy from beautiful natural places and vibrant cities and town centers.
Event Services/Spaces Durants Tents & Events
1155 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY (845) 298-0011 www.durantstents.com email@example.com
(718) 369-1776 www.milancasestudy.com
Sal’s Contracting Co.
Celebration of the Arts
Williams Lumber & Home Center
Chronogram Eat.Play.Stay. Newsletter
(845) 569-8455 firstname.lastname@example.org 6760 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-WOOD www.williamslumber.com
Cornell Creative Arts Center, Kingston, NY www.madkingston.org
Dutchess County Fairgrounds www.dutchessfair.com
Rosendale Theater Collective
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Rosendale, NY www.rosendaletheatre.org
6415 Montgomery St. Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-2515 132 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-6608 www.upstatefilms.org
Clothing & Accessories Kasuri
1 Warren Street, Hudson, NY (518) 291-9922 www.kasuri.com
457 Main Street, Beacon, NY www.nfpstudio.com
Computer Services Leed Custom Design (845) 475-8622
Custom Home Design and Materials Atlantic Custom Homes
2785 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY www.lindalny.com
Education Center for the Digital Arts/ Westchester Community College 27 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY (914) 606-7300 www.sunywcc.edu/peekskill
Livingston Street Early Childhood Community Kingston, NY (845) 340-9900 www.livingstonstreet.org
131 Millbrook School Road, Millbrook, NY (845) 677-8261 www.millbrook.org
Mountain Laurel Waldorf School
16 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-0033 www.mountainlaurel.org
Natural Gourmet Cookery School Flatiron District, Manhattan, NY www.ngihca.edu
Poughkeepsie Day School
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY www.poughkeepsieday.org
(888) 842-2442 www.gardenconservancy.org/hudsonvalley Cantine Field, Saugerties, NY www.hvgf.org
Hudson Valley Jazz Festival www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org
Pine Plaines, NY www.huichica.com
In the MKNG
Bethel Woods, Bethel , NY IntheMKNG.com
Quail Hollow Events
P.O. Box 825, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-8087 or (845) 246-3414 www.quailhollow.com
Ashokan Center, Olivebridge, NY www.hoot.love
Woodstock Invitational LLC
Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY www.woodstockinvitational.com
Farm Markets & Natural Food Stores Adam’s Fairacre Farms
1240 Route 300, Newburgh, NY (845) 569-0303, 1560 Ulster Avenue, Lake Katrine, NY (845) 336-6300, 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 454-4330 www.adamsfarms.com
Apple Bin Farm Market
810 Broadway, Ulster Park, NY (845) 339-7229 www.theapplebinfarmmarket.com
Hawthorne Valley Farm Store 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY (518) 672-7500 www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org
Mother Earth’s Store House
1955 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 296-1069, 249 Main Street, Saugerties, NY (845) 246-9614, 300 Kings Mall Court, Route 9W, Kingston, NY (845) 336-5541 www.motherearthstorehouse.com
Financial Advisors Third Eye Associates Ltd.
38 Spring Lake Road, Red Hook, NY (845) 752-2216 www.thirdeyeassociates.com Third Eye Associates provides Financial Life Planning, Financial Transition Planning, and Wealth Management strategies to help clients realize their greatest asset — a rewarding life. We are a fee-only registered investment advisory firm. Our goal is to help you clarify your vision, reconnect with your dreams, and use the resulting energy and motivated purpose to create both greater financial security and emotional fulfillment. Offices in NYC, Washington DC & Hudson Valley.
Gardens Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA (413) 298-3926 www.berkshirebotanical.org
Hair Salons Le Shag
292C Fair Street, Kingston, NY (845) 338-0191 www.leshag.com
Lush Eco-Salon & Spa
2 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 204-8319 www.lushecosalon.com
SaLune Hair Studio
6 Park Place, Hudson, NY (518) 267-9744 www.salunehudson.com email@example.com SaLune is a full service hair salon featuring Master, Senior, and Junior stylists who are trained in the art of Intuitive Dry Cutting as well as all types of coloring. Hair is typically cut prior to the wash, in order for the stylist to address each person’s individual hair growth pattern, allowing for low-maintenance hair that grows in attractively for longer. SaLune uses and sells all-natural and organic products. Ask us about wedding packages! 80 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-7171 www.woodstockhaircutz.com
Home Furnishings & Decor Asia Barong
Route 7/199 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA (413) 528-5091 www.asiabarong.com
New Paltz, NY (845) 594-1352 www.peasleedesign.com
Insurance Agency Curabba Agency
334 E Main Street, Middletown, NY (845) 343-0855 www.curabba.com
Interior Design & Home Furnishings Cabinet Designers
747 State Route 28, Kingston, NY (845) 331-2200 www.cabinetdesigners.com firstname.lastname@example.org Cabinet Designers, your Kitchen & Bath Design firm is known for its handcrafted approach to design. This 30-plus-year-old company helps homeowners think out-of-the-box with an extensive selection of custom, semi-custom, and stock cabinets. Choose from traditional, transitional, and modern styles by leaders in the field to create the Kitchen or Bathroom of your dreams.
Internet Services Computer Hut
71 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 750-5279 www.computerhutsales.com email@example.com At Computer Hut sales and repairs, our goal is to find you the right computer at the best price or fix the one you currently have for the best rate around. We fix Mac and PC Computers, iPhones and iPads as well. Large stock of used and refurbished electronics.
Jewelry, Fine Art & Gifts Crafts People
262 Spillway Road, West Hurley, NY (845) 331-3859 www.craftspeople.us Representing over 500 artisans, Crafts People boasts four buildings brimming with fine crafts;
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The Ancram Opera House
Pools & Spas
1330 Route 7, Ancram, NY (518) 329-0114 www.ancramoperahouse.org
1606 Ulster Avenue, Lake Katrine, NY (845) 336-8080 www.aquajetpools.com
Bard College Public Relations
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (845) 758-7900 www.fischercenter.bard.edu
Real Estate Ann Finneran, RM Farm Real Estate
Bardavon 1869 Opera House
412 Main Street, Beacon, (802) 272-2968 www.greenmountainminerals.com
35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 473-2072 www.bardavon.org The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a nonprofit arts presenter that owns and operates a historic theater of the same name in Poughkeepsie, and the region’s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. It offers affordable, world-class music, education programs, dance, theater, Met Live in HD broadcasts, and classic films for the diverse audiences of the Hudson Valley.
Hudson Valley Goldsmith
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
71A Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-5872 www.hudsonvalleygoldsmith.com
Bethel, NY (800) 745-3000 www.bethelwoodscenter.org
Center for Performing Arts
9 Main Street, Chatham, NY (413) 637-5022 www.jcfinejewelrydesigns.com
1204 Route 213, High Falls, NY (845) 687-4810 www.thegreencottage.com
Green Mountain Minerals
23 A. East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-4585 www.hummingbirdjewelers.com firstname.lastname@example.org
661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 232-2320 www.centerforperformingarts.org
The Coop Arts & Antiques
9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY www.cocoontheatre.org
103 South Division Street, Peekskill, NY (914) 737-2194 www.thecooppeekskill.com
Landscaping & Nursery Augustine Landscaping & Nursery 9W & Van Kleecks Lane, Kingston, NY (845) 338-4936 www.augustinenursery.com
Poison Ivy Patrol
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Lawyers & Mediators Karen A. Friedman Esq.
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Music The Falcon
1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY (845) 236-7970 www.liveatthefalcon.com
M&K Music Instruction and Studio (845) 246-1265 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rocket Number Nine Records 50 N Front Street, Kingston, NY (845) 331-8217
Musical Instruments Stamell Stringed Instruments
18 Kellogg Avenue, Amhesrt, MA (413) 256 0936 www.stamellstring.com email@example.com Stamell Stringed Instruments is a shop devoted to the violin family of instruments and bows. Here we provide unique services for the players and owners of stringed instruments. As specialists in violin, viola, cello, and bass, we can assist our customers with appraisal information, insurance valuations, repair and restoration, rentals, sales, and helpful advice. We also sell all of the best cases and accessories currently on the market.
Organizations Hudson River Housing
313 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 454-5176 www.hudsonriverhousing.org
Hudson Valley Bounty
(518) 432-5360 www.hudsonvalleybounty.com
New Paltz Chamber of Commerce 257 Main Sreet, New Paltz, NY www.newpaltzchamber.org
Woodstock Land Conservancy www.woodstocklandconservancy.org
YMCA of Kingston
507 Broadway, Kingston, NY (845) 338-3810 www.ymcaulster.org
Bronte’ Uccellini - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties
6384 Mill Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 705-0887 bronteuccellini.bhhshudsonvalley.com firstname.lastname@example.org Buying or selling a home? The rules are the same, but every home sale or purchase is a different play. Personalized care, unique attention to detail, and local real estate knowledge has been a proven recipe for my clients’ success. Call, text or email today for more information. See advertisement in the horoscope pages.
Gardens at Rhinebeck
301 Ivy Trail, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 516-4261 www.gardensatrhinebeck.com
Halter Associates Realty
(845) 679-2010 www.halterassociatesrealty.com
Kornelia Tamm Gary DiMauro Real Estate
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (413) 243-0745 www.jacobspillow.org
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Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty
33 Kaatsbaan Road, Tivoli, NY (845) 757-5106 www.kaatsbaan.org
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The Linda WAMCs Performing Arts Studio
339 Central Avenue, Albany, NY (518) 465-5233 www.thelinda.org The Linda provides a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with world-renowned artists, Academy Award-winning directors, headliner comedians as well as local, regional, and national musicians. As an intimate, affordable venue, serving beer and wine, a night at The Linda is a night you won’t forget.
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Town Tinker Tube Rental
Bridge Street, Phoenicia, NY (845) 688-5553 www.towntinker.com
Shoes Pegasus Comfort Footwear New Paltz (845) 256-0788 and Woodstock (845) 679-2373 www.pegasusshoes.com
Specialty Foods Oliver Weston Company
62 Water Street, Catskill, NY (518) 943-1912 www.thelumberyard.org
Tourism Andes Chamber of Commerce
Performance Spaces of the 21st Century
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2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY (518) 392-6121 www.ps21chatham.org
Historic Huguenot Street
Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-1660
Studio 4 Life
(914) 393-2382 www.studio4life.center
Time and Space Limited
434 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY www.timeandspace.org
Ulster County Tourism www.ulstercountyalive.com
Ulster Performing Arts Center
601 Broadway, Kingston, NY (845) 339-6088 www.upac.org The Broadway Theatre - Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) is a 1927 former vaudeville theatre that is on the National Historic Register. It seats 1500 and is the largest historic presenting house between New York City and Albany.
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Veterinarian All Creatures Veterinary Hospital
14 N. Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-1890 www.newpaltzvet.com Veterinary services including discounted wellness packages for puppies, kittens, adults and seniors. Boarding, daycare & physical rehabilitation services.
Pet Services & Supplies Pet Country
6830 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-9000
Hopewell Animal Hospital
Fionn Reilly Photography
2611 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY (845) 221-PETS (7387) www.hopewellanimalhospital.com
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Wine, Liquor & Beer
Picture Framing Atelier Renee Fine Framing
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Great Life Brewing
75 Clarendon Avenue, Kingston, NY (845) 331-3700 www.greatlifebrewing.com
Shamrock Wine & Liquor 3565 Route 9W, Highland, NY (845) 691-9192
Writing Services Peter Aaron
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the largest selection in the Hudson Valley. All media represented, including: jewelry, blown glass, pottery, turned wood, kaleidoscopes, wind chimes, leather, clothing, stained glass, etc. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 10:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Students from Hudson High School make dumplings using fresh ingredients.
FOOD JUSTICE FOR ALL
A HUDSON VALLEY FARM PROGRAM IS PLANTING SEEDS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF HEALTHY EATERS, COOKS, AND ADVOCATES. by wendy k agan
he rolling farmland of Columbia County extends in all directions with fruit orchards and vegetable fields, dairy farms and livestock, and acre upon acre of golden grain. It’s hardly the place you’d expect to find a food desert. Yet in towns like Hudson, the county seat, access to farm-fresh, nutrient-dense foods can be tantalizingly out of reach, especially for low-income populations that can’t drive to grocery stores and farm stands. “The main drag of Warren Street doesn’t have a lot of fresh, affordable food on it,” says Jenn So, Hudson resident and director of programs at The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm. “In winter, you see people walking over a mile in the cold to ShopRite.” A nationwide problem that we usually associate with dense urban hubs like New York City, food deserts can pop up in rural areas too, leading to a reliance on quick, unhealthy food choices from convenience stores and fast food joints. The Sylvia Center—the nonprofit nutrition education and youth development organization where So works—is doing its best to change that. Founded in 2007 by Liz Neumark, CEO of Great Performances catering, The Sylvia Center took root in the fertile soil of 60-acre Katchkie Farm, an organic commercial farm in Kinderhook. While it started out as a place to grow farm-fresh food for Neumark’s catering business, Katchkie Farm also carved out a space for The Sylvia Center’s programs for kids and families, with the mission of growing a community of healthy eaters, cooks, and advocates for nutritious food. A second location in New York City lets The Sylvia Center reach urban communities as well with its youth-oriented cooking classes that teach practical skills for a healthy cooking and eating. Extending to all five boroughs, the program in New York City reaches around 1,800 students and families a year; in Columbia County, the program touches the lives of 1,500 each year. The Sylvia Center runs a variety of programs for a wide demographic of participants—from farm visit experiences to in-school and after-school classes as well as programs for families—all with a focus on preparing and sharing fresh, healthy meals in a community setting. “Hopefully, over the time we’re sharing that meal, we’re talking about the types of foods we’re eating at home and access to groceries and fresh products in the area,” says Jennifer John, The 88 WHOLE LIVING CHRONOGRAM 8/18
Sylvia Center’s executive director. “Maybe we’re talking about ways to address the lack of access to fresh food and make the local food system more fair. We want to show folks that no matter what income level you have, you can make a choice with fresh foods that makes sense economically and also health-wise.” Lessons for Life, from Seed to Plate Until three or four years ago, The Sylvia Center offered one core program: a daylong, farm-based experience where groups of kids from New York City and surrounding areas would visit Katchkie Farm to learn about food from seed to plate, meeting the animals, working in the garden, harvesting vegetables, and ultimately cooking and eating a meal from scratch with chef instructors. The magic happens in a tactile, sensory experience of seeing where food grows, pulling it from the ground, and eating it on the spot, where it tastes fresh, earthy, and more alive than supermarket food.The Sylvia Center still offers the farm experience but in recent years has expanded its reach with programs for kids and teens in local elementary and high schools, and parent-and-child classes in community centers. Working with schools offers the organization a larger scope for spreading the gospel of healthy eating. A five-year grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has allowed The Sylvia Center to bring basic nutrition and cooking skills to classrooms in Germantown and Hudson; this fall they will expand to the Taconic Hills school district as well. Working with teachers, they have found ways to weave nutrition education into the curriculum for second-graders; in high school, after-school programs explore culinary skills with meal preparation and teamwork. Classes focus on a particular macronutrient like protein or carbohydrates, rounding it out with plentiful fruits and vegetables. Kids often say they can’t wait to make the dishes at home with their families, or to bring their cooking skills to college. It was her own college experience that opened So’s eyes to the urgent need in America for a better handle on food. “My parents are immigrants from China, so I ate really good, homemade Cantonese food when I was growing up,” she says. “When I went to college and saw the food in the dining halls I thought,
Students from Ichabod Crane Elementary School at Katchkie Farm. After weeding, cultivating garden beds, planting seeds in the greenhouse, and harvesting rhubarb, students worked as a group to prepare green vegetable fried rice and rhubarb applesauce with toasted oats for dessert.
‘What is this?’ I didn’t understand. A lot of my college friends didn’t know how to cook, and I’d always been around people who knew how to cook from scratch. Knowing that was not most people’s experience is what got me into the food education field. I wanted to help people learn how to cook for themselves and make something easy and tasty.” In recent classes, students have made dishes ranging from grain salads with farm-fresh snap peas, radishes, and homemade dressing, to green vegetable fried rice with edamame and strawberry-rhubarb tart. One favorite is vegetarian dumplings made from scratch. “A lot of the kids have eaten dumplings from Chinese takeout, but they’ve never had them this way,” says So. “We use crumbled up tofu with vegetables and shiitake mushrooms, and this recipe always turns mushroom haters into mushroom lovers.” Transforming picky eaters and opening kids’ eyes to a world of produce choices is a big focus with the younger students, while gaining cooking skills can be transformative for the older ones. Each class comes with a CSA share from Field Goods featuring a bag of curated vegetables that students can take home once a week, so they can share their new skills and the farm-fresh bounty with their families. Liberty, Justice, and Good Food for Everyone Building a more equitable food system is a necessary task in this country, where the distribution of fresh, local, and organic foods almost always intersects with race and class—creating abundance in white, affluent communities and scarcity in communities of color and low-income demographics. “We know that one in six children is living with food insecurity in Columbia County,” says John. “When it comes to food insecurity, it’s a hidden problem. Nobody wants to come forward and say, ‘Hey, I’m really worried about buying enough food for the week.’” Because of the stigma attached to being food insecure, The Sylvia Center casts a wide net to the community instead of offering a needs-based program. “When we do our programs in places where people are living in poverty, we can draw folks in and do active recruitment, but we also know that having folks from all economic backgrounds in the same class together does more to promote these ideas for everyone. People don’t have to be worried that they’ll be singled out or seen as poor if they come to our programs. The concepts we teach are for everybody, but they go the farthest with families that are challenged about what to do with their family food dollars.” Breaking certain misperceptions about food is another key focus when it comes to planting the seeds for healthy eating. “There’s a false idea that fruits and vegetables are more expensive than fast food,” says John. “You can buy a burger for a dollar. You can buy a pound of zucchini for a dollar when it’s in season, but you have to do more to prepare it to get it to the table.We’re trying to get people to think more about what is healthy and good for their families. We all need to make these decisions every day, and we can choose vegetables and fruits for a variety of reasons, not just cost. Though you can actually take a pound of zucchini and make that into a couple of dishes.” Awareness about the connection between diet and health is often no match for the temptations of poor food choices and empty calories all around us. “The research is clear that eating plant-based meals is a healthier long-term choice, and incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet is a great way to stay healthy,” says John.Yet that knowledge is not really translating into a lot of changes when it comes to kids. Diet-related diseases like diabetes and obesity are on the rise in young people. “Eating fast foods and high-fat, high-salt meals all the time really has a detrimental, lifelong effect,” adds John. “That’s why we focus a lot on children, because we think the benefits of this can last a lifetime.”
Teaching and Feeding the Whole Child Woven into The Sylvia Center’s programs, youth development is part and parcel to its mission. In the school and family classes, participants get a healthy dose of teamwork, collaboration, and confidence-building along with their micro and macronutrients. Some kids say their favorite part of the class is learning how to work with others in the kitchen, as they take a team approach to creating the meals. Confidence grows quickly, even in a 40-minute class with kids. “When you give them real knives, such as paring knives to work with, it’s an honor that’s bestowed on them,” says So. “A lot of parents won’t let them use their knives at home. But once you teach them the proper way to use these tools, they rise to the occasion and you can see their confidence shine.” In the last couple of classes, the kids get a chance to riff on the recipes and come up with their own dishes, rolling out their creativity and applying new skills to their personal tastes. The New York City program takes youth development one step further by exploring vocational opportunities with teens; some go on to pursue careers in the culinary arts or local restaurants, or they get involved in the food justice movement. Upstate, the program hopes to bring the vocational angle into its programs in the future. Currently, the focus in the HudsonValley is on expanding through school districts and training teachers to carry on the work they do. It takes a village, and a lot of breaking bread together, to get people eating healthy. “I think teaching people how to cook is the best way to ensure that they’ll have a healthy life, because those skills stay with you forever,” says So. “It’s a positive outlet: You’re creating something when you’re cooking. It’s ultimately your personal choice to choose the food and make it into something nourishing for yourself and your family.” RESOURCES The Sylvia Center Sylviacenter.org Find recipes for Green Vegetable Fried Rice and Crescent Moon Dumplings from The Sylvia Center’s Jenn So at Chronogram.com. 8/18 CHRONOGRAM WHOLE LIVING 89
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Acupuncture Transpersonal Acupuncture
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Alexander Technique Institute for Music and Health Judith Muir M.M. M.Am.SAT
60 Eddy Road, Verbank, NY (845) 677-5871 www.JudithMuir.com IMHMUIR@gmail.com Lessons in the Alexander Technique will teach you about the mechanisms of balance and posture that exist in each of us and organize our daily movements. You will learn how to recognize and switch off the mental and physical patterns that have a negative influence on how you think and move, as well as learning how to send “directions” to activate your postural mechanisms. Better Balance, Better Health.
Beauty Allure Salon
47 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-7774 www.allurerhinebeck.com At Allure, we strive to exceed all of your expectations and provide you with an experience that is above and beyond the usual. Our team of highly trained Aveda Specialists and dedicated stylists will provide you with a personalized experience that is tailored to your specific needs. As experts in classic and modern cuts, color and styling, we guarantee an amazing experience for a look you’ll love.
Dentistry & Orthodontics Dental Office of Drs. Jeffrey & Maureen Viglielmo 56 Lucas Avenue, Kingston, NY (845) 339-1619 www.drvigs.com
269 Route 375, West Hurley, NY (845) 679-4000 transcenddental.net
Holistic Health Cassandra Currie, MS, RYT‚ Holistic Health Counselor 41 John Street, Kingston, NY (845) 532-7796 www.holisticcassandra.com
Holistic Health embodyperiod
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facilitate life changes. He has successfully helped his clients to heal themselves from a broad spectrum of conditions, spanning terminal cancer to depression. The Center also offers hypnosis, massage, and Raindrop Technique.
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Hospitals MidHudson Regional Hospital
241 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 483-5000 www.midhudsonregional.org MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, is home to the mid-Hudson Valley’s most advanced healthcare services. This 243-bed facility features the area’s only ACS-verified Level II Trauma Center, the Redl Center for Cancer Care, Center for Robotic Surgery, and the WMC Heart & Vascular Institute.
Northern Dutchess Hospital
6511 Springbrook Avenue, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-3001 www.healthquest.org/ndh Northern Dutchess Hospital is a healing environment where modern medicine meets compassionate care. From spacious, private patient rooms to state-of-the-art operating rooms equipped with minimally invasive and robotic technology, you and your family no longer need to travel far for advanced medical care. The hospital offers a holistic birth center, an expanded emergency department, orthopedic needs from sports medicine and pain management to minimally invasive surgery, general and bariatric surgery, wound care, a full spectrum of rehabilitation therapies and much more. Thanks to convenient, seamless access, you can visit a primary or specialty care provider then have your lab work or radiology procedure without leaving the campus. Excellent care for you and your family has been our priority since the hospital’s founding more than a century ago.
Putnam Hospital Center
670 Stoneleigh Avenue, Carmel, NY (845) 279-5711 www.healthquest.org/phc For more than 50 years, Putnam Hospital Center has been the community’s resource for advanced and compassionate care. With a reputation for high patient satisfaction, our caring teams offer advanced orthopedic, robotic and bariatric surgical services. Discover the comfortable, private
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50 Hospital Hill, Sharon, CT (860) 364-4000 www.healthquest.org/sharon Sharon Hospital is now part of Health Quest. Offering the same warm and personalized care, Sharon Hospital now provides the benefits of an entire system including direct access to more advanced medical offerings, the latest technologies and a network of leading specialists. For residents of the Northwest Connecticut community, there’s no need to travel far for exceptional healthcare.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 454-8500 www.healthquest.org/vbmc Since 1887, Vassar Brothers Medical Center has been committed to delivering sophisticated medical care with a personal touch in the Mid-Hudson Valley. As a regional medical center, Vassar is recognized for stroke and cardiac care, and has the area’s first and only cardiothoracic surgery center in the Mid-Hudson Valley. For women’s and children’s health services, we offer the first and only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the region for premature and critically ill infants. Vassar Brothers Medical Center recently became a Level II Trauma Center, further advancing our vision to provide the community with local access to state-ofthe-art medical care.
Medical Spas Essence Medispa
222 Route 299, Highland, NY (845) 691-3773 www.essencemedispa.com
Osteopathy Stone Ridge Healing Arts
Joseph Tieri, DO, & Ari Rosen, DO, 3457 Main Street, Stone Ridge, NY (845) 687-7589 www.stoneridgehealingarts.com Drs. Tieri and Rosen are NY State Licensed Osteopathic Physicians specializing in Osteopathic Manipulation and Cranial Osteopathy. Please visit our website for articles, links, books, and much more information. Treatment of newborns, children, and adults. By appointment.
Emerson Resort & Spa Route 28, Mt. Tremper, NY (845) 688-2828 www.emersonresort.com
Serenity Wellness Medical Day Spa 968 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY (518) 671-6700 www.serenitymedispa.com
Retreat Centers Blue Deer Center 1155 County Route 6, Margaretville, NY (845) 586-3225 www.bluedeer.org
Garrison Institute Route 9D, Garrison, NY (845) 424-4800 www.garrisoninstitute.org email@example.com Retreats supporting positive personal and social change in a renovated monastery overlooking the Hudson River. Featuring poet Annie Finch teaching The Healing Spiral of Words: Transformation Through the Rhythms of Language, September 2123; and George Mumford, Rose Pavlov, and Rhonda Magee teaching Mindfulness for Social Justice.
Menla Mountain Retreat & Conference Center 375 Pantherkill Road, Phoenicia, NY (845) 688-6895 www.menla.us
Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY (800) 944-1001 www.eOmega.org
Peace Village Learning & Retreat Center Hunter Mountain, NY (518) 589-5000 www.peacevillageretreat.org
Spirituality Jewish Federation of Ulster County Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston, NY (845) 338-8131 www.fallforart.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Kol Hai: Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal (845) 477-5457 kolhai.org
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Resorts & Spas Bodhi Holistic Spa
543 Warren Street, Hudson, NY (518) 828-2233 www.bodhiholisticspa.com
Mary Flinn (267) 252-2389 www.maryflinn.com
Rhinebeck Yoga Center 6400 Montgomery Street, 3rd Floor, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-2528 www.rhinebeckyogacenter.com
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Ravenwood serves farm dinners throughout summer and fall.
Top 10 Things to Do Before Summer Ends The summer season, in all its splendor, is ephemeral. But its fleeting glory casts a spell of magic over the region and summons us outdoors for adventure, sightseeing, and sun-soaked fun. It's true that every season in the Hudson Valley has something to offer from skiing to apple-picking, but here is a list of 10 activities best enjoyed while the days are long and the weather is warm. —Briana Bonfiglio
1. Tube the Esopus Creek Need an exciting way to cool off from the blazing August heat? Make a splash in the Esopus Creek as you tube down its waves and rapids. Town Tinker Tube Rental includes all equipment and safety gear for the thrilling, two-hour adventure beginning at its headquarters in Phoenicia.
2. Bike a Rail Trail Slap on a helmet and get pedaling. The region’s rail trails are perfect for a day of biking through nature. In Orange County, you’ve got the Orange Heritage Trail, a paved, 10mile trek from Goshen to Monroe. Further north, the Hudson Valley Rail Trail will take you from Highland to Poughkeepsie over the Hudson River via the Walkway Over the Hudson. Bike alongside picturesque ridge views from Gardiner to Rosendale on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail—or, if you’re on the other side of the river, hop onto the Putnam County Trailway or Harlem Valley Rail Trail.
3. Take a Tour with Rail Explorers Ok, so maybe you’re not a biker but you still want to ride one of the Valley’s awesome, scenic trails. With Rail Explorers, you and your family can operate a pedal-powered, electric-assisted rail car on an 8-mile round-trip ride in Phoenicia. Ride on the tracks of the historic Ulster & Delaware Railroad and enjoy the Catskill Mountain views from your tandem or quad vehicle. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
4. Kayak on the Hudson Take the reins—er, paddles—on a kayaking excursion. Hudson River Expeditions rents out kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards in Cold Spring, Peekskill, and Nyack. They also offer guided kayak tours and will host Paddle for a Cure on September 8 to raise money for breast and ovarian cancer. If you want to start farther north, check out A Day Away Kayak Rental in Kingston.
5. Attend a Pop-up Food Event Summer’s a great time to get familiar with the tastes of the region. Tracking down shortterm food events is a fun way to do just that. Recently, local chefs Rei Peraza, Josh
Rosenmeier, and Ric Orlando have run pop-up shops in the area. Keep your eyes—and taste buds—peeled for more spontaneous culinary greatness.
6. Enjoy a Farm Dinner Going to a farm dinner is another, more intimate way to feast on local fare. In the warmer months, farmers open their barn doors to guests for a specialty farm-to-table meal. Space is limited for many of these events, so get tickets while you still can. Ravenwood, Bradley Farm, and Glynwood are just a few places hosting dinners soon.
7. Bag a Peak Hike one of the 35 Catskill peaks over 3,500 feet, and you’ll be one step closer to joining the Catskills 3500 Club and claiming endless glory. Pack plenty of water and snacks, and prepare for a breathtaking views after the vigorous journey skyward. (Pro tip: Wittenburg Mountain has some of the most expansive views at its peak—3,780’—but can be crowded on weekends.)
8. Catch an Outdoor Movie There are plenty of places to with films al fresco this summer—Four Brothers Drive-In in Amenia and Water Street Market in New Paltz, just to name a couple. Whether you roll up drive-in style or bring your picnic blankets and chairs, outdoor movies are a cool, communal experience.
9. See an Outdoor Performance Speaking of outdoor entertainment, venues abound for summer listening. Berkshires’ gem Tanglewood continues its programming through Labor Day weekend; one of the season’s highlights is always the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on August 26. A cappella phenoms Pentatonix take the stage at SPAC on August 22 just as horse racing season is winding down in Saratoga. The original site of the Woodstock festival, Bethel Woods hosts the aural California sunshine of the Beach Boys on August 5. Each of these spectacularly-built pavilions bring in large crowds for one-of-a-kind, fresh-air concert experiences.
10. Play Mini-Golf Have some wholesome fun playing mini golf. Kelder’s Farm in Kerhonkson, home to one of the largest garden gnomes in the world, has an original Homegrown Mini-Golf course featuring an edible course, lined with berries for your browsing delight. Also, check out Lakeside Licks in Highland, DC Sports in Wappingers Falls, and 94 Pitch & Putt in Washingtonville. 8/18 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 93
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FILM The Most Unknown 7:15pm. $8/$6 members. Documentary about 9 scientists who travel to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover the answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale. 658-8989.
HEALTH & WELLNESS Butterflies and Hiccups: Café Mama Due Date Club 6:30-8:15pm. $20. A monthly guided deep dive into your inner knowing. New Baby New World, New Paltz. 750-4402.
MUSIC The Falcon Underground Songwriter Sessions 7pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Shelley King Band 8pm. Texas Indie blues. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren 8pm. $75. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185.
THEATER Anton Rubinstein: The Demon 2pm. $25. Opera. Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.
THURSDAY 2 COMEDY Clove Creek Dinner Theater Presents: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery 6-10pm. $50. Clove Creek Dinner Theater, Fishkill. 202-7778.
FILM The Devil is a Woman $10. Ottaway Film Center, Annandale-onHudson. Bard.edu.
HEALTH & WELLNESS HIV/STI Testing Happy Hour First Thursday of every month, 5-7:30pm. Free HIV/STI screening in collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS). Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300. Reframing Breast Cancer & Breast Health With Susan Willson CNM, CCT. Marbletown Community Center, Stone Ridge. 8456870880.
MUSIC Andy Stack’s American Soup 8pm. Andy Stack’s American Soup. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Bix & Tram: A Red Hot Retrospective With The Patrick Bartley Orchestra 8-10pm. $25+. Saxophonist Patrick Bartley, Jr. leads his orchestra in a celebration of the recordings of jazz age legends Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer. Now recognized among the most important and influential recording in jazz history, this concert recreates them with impeccable period authenticity and affords a rare opportunity to hear this music note for note as it was recorded close to a century ago. Spiegeltent, Annandale. 758-7900. Jerry Douglas & The Earls of Leicester 8pm. $44. Bluegrass. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Sacred Fire: A Tribute to Santana 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185.
THEATER "Honky Tonk Laundry" 8pm. $39/$34. Musical. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. CHRONOGRAM.COM These listings do not include weekly recurring events, such as classes that take place every Wednesday, for example. Visit Chronogram.com for events updated daily, recurring weekly events, and staff recommendations. You can also upload events directly to our Events database at Chronogram.com/submitevent.
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Nonprofits TALK First Friday of every month, 8:30-10am. Nonprofits TALK is a facilitated ad-hoc forum open to representatives of Hudson Valley nonprofits and interested others. Each month we address a specific topic with a lively exchange of ideas, challenges, solutions and next steps for advancing our organizations and communities in the Hudson Valley. The Lace Mill, Kingston. 876-5472.
COMEDY Jay Mohr 8pm. $50. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Mx. Bond’s House of Whimsy 8:30-10pm. $25+. House of Whimsy returns with an alluring, edgy, and irreverent evening of divas and deviants from the downtown performance scene, selected and introduced by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond. Past Spiegeltent favorites mingle with talented newcomers in a program of variety acts that will ravish, provoke, and astound. Spiegeltent, Annandale. 758-7900. Parsons Dance 8pm. $40/$35 members/$10 students. Known for its energized, athletic, ensemble work, Parsons has collaborated with iconic artists across all disciplines. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. Vanaver Caravan SummerDance on Tour! 5pm. Rajasthani and Bollywood performance. Rail Trail Cafe, New Paltz.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS The 30th Annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Brimming with main stage concerts, workshops, hours of dancing, Activities 4 Kids, a charming Family Stage, international food and crafts, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Dance Tent wakes to early morning yoga and grooves until 2AM Friday & Saturday. Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. 5th Annual 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival Jazz, classical, and Indie music festival. See website for specific events and locations. Downtown Tannersville, Tannersville. 23arts.org/. MAD 4th Annual Celebration of the Arts 6:30pm. Presentations by musicians, dancers, and performance artists who live and work in the Arts District Cornell Creative Business & Arts Center, Kingston. Cornellcreativeny.com/arts-center/. Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice 6-10pm. $35-$95. Our 9th season features Sirens of the Voice with powerful, female-focused performances including the beloved opera Carmen. 3 days of great entertainment and socializing with friends in our great venue. Parish Field, Phoenicia. 688-3291. Second Annual O+ Poughkeepsie 28 bands and solo musicians along with three mural artists will receive health and wellness care in exchange for their creative gifts. O+ Downtown Poughkeepsie. Opositivefestival.org/poughkeepsie.
FILM Old Friends 7:30-9:30pm. $10. A documentary about friendship, depression, falling in love, getting older, and finding happiness. Sixteen friends, their joys, their pain, and how they made the filmmaker “the happiest depressed person in the world.” The screening will be followed by a talk-back with the director. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. (518) 943-3818.
FOOD & WINE Friday Night Food Trucks 5-8pm. Millbrook Winery, Millbrook. Millbrookwine.com/events/foodtruck-fridays/.
Taste NY at Todd Hill Outdoor Farmer’s Market 2-6pm. Enjoy authentic NY made products from local vendors. Taste NY at Todd Hill, Poughkeepsie. 849-0247.
HEALTH & WELLNESS Compassionate Care of the Dying with Frank Ostaseski and Roshi Joan Halifax 7-9pm. . Garrison Institute, Garrison. 424-4800.
KIDS & FAMILY Just for Fun: Cardboard Explosion with puppeteer Brad Shur 1pm. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate characters. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. Movie and Pizza Night 6-9pm. Join us for a fun evening of pizza, popcorn and a family-friendly movie. Phillies Bridge Farm Project, New Paltz. 256-9108.
LECTURES & TALKS Artist Talk: Yaron Rosner 6pm. Milkweed, Sugar Loaf.
LITERARY & BOOKS 22nd Annual Summer Book Signing 6-8pm. $150. Featuring Henry Alford, And Then We Danced: A Voyage into the Groove. Dinner hosted by Deborah Van Eck. Benefiting & celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon. Hotchkiss Library, Sharon, CT. (860) 364-5041.
MUSIC The Alarm 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Andy Frasco & The UN 8pm. Alternative. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. Ang ‘n Ed Acoustic Duo 7pm. Farm to Table Bistro, Fishkill. 297-1111. Blondie with And The Kids 7pm. MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. (413) 662-2111. Common Tongue 8pm. Fusion originals. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. CTA ft. Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin 8-10pm. $30/$35/$52. The legendary music of Chicago comes alive with CTA, featuring Chicago co-founder and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin, a three-decade member of the group and voice on many of its 80’s hits. It’s a night of nothing but classic hit music with CTA. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039.
LITERARY Calling All Poets Series First Friday Reading 8-10:30pm. $5/$3. Hudson Valley’s longest running poetry performance and open mike forum, Hosted by Mike Jurkovic and Jim Eve. Roost Studios & Art Gallery, New Paltz. 741-9702.
OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS 4th Annual Celebration of the Arts 6:30pm. Featuring a lineup of eclectic and unique talent presented by the Kingston Midtown Arts District, and curated by Peter Wetzler. Cornell Creative Business & Arts Center, Kingston. Madkingston.org/ celebration-of-the-arts.
SPIRITUALITY Introduction to Zen Training Retreat $250 for the weekend. This Friday through Sunday retreat is designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training. Zen Mountain Monastery, Mount Tremper. 688-2228.
THEATER "42nd St." 8pm. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Anton Rubinstein: "The Demon" 2pm. $25. Opera. Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson. "Gilligan’s Island of Death" 6pm. Interactive play play performed by Murder Café aboard The Pride of the Hudson. Includes 2-hr boat cruise. Blu Pointe, Newburgh. Prideofthehudson.com. "Homebody" 8-9pm. $30. This one-act play has audiences in thrall to the Homebody, a hilariously literate British housewife whose obsession with an out-of-date guidebook to Afghanistan has made her desperate to flee her aloof husband, wayward daughter and the suffocating normalcy of life in London. Ancram Opera House, Ancram. (518) 329-0114. "Honky Tonk Laundry" 8pm. $39/$34. Musical. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. "La Cage Aux Folles" 7:30pm. $40/$36/$32. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. "Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007.
SATURDAY 4 ART EVENTS & OPEN STUDIOS Stoneleaf Retreat Open Studios 12-5pm. Last open studios of the season to meet the three artists in residence. Stoneleaf Retreat, Kingston. (914) 488-3388.
D Rhythm of Life 8pm. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.
Clove Creek Dinner Theater Presents: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery 6-10pm. $50. Clove Creek Dinner Theater, Fishkill. 202-7778.
Dierks Bentley with Special Guests Brothers Osborne & LANCO 7pm. Guitars, banjos, mandolins, and fiddles are given room to shine, and integrated into modern drum and bass sounds that will fuel the arenas and amphitheaters of Bentley’s 2018 tour. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922.
Mx. Bond’s House of Whimsy 8:30-10pm. $25+. House of Whimsy returns with an alluring, edgy, and irreverent evening of divas and deviants from the downtown performance scene, selected and introduced by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond. Past Spiegeltent favorites mingle with talented newcomers in a program of variety acts that will ravish, provoke, and astound. Spiegeltent, Annandale. 758-7900.
Jamie McLean Band 8pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.
The Kurt Henry Band 6pm. Clinton Community Library, Rhinebeck. 266-5530. Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute 8pm. $25/$29. Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. (800) 745-3000. An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren 8pm. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061.
Luminarium Dance Company in Concert:Exploring Female Identity at Clermont 3-4:30pm. $10/children 12 and under free. Family-friendly performance Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown. (518) 537-6622. Parsons Dance 8pm. Workshops, hours of dancing, Activities for Kids, a charming Family Stage, international food and crafts. The Dance Tent wakes to early morning yoga and grooves until 2AM Friday & Saturday. Dodds Farm, Hillsdale.
FESTIVALS HUICHICA MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Huichica stage at Chaseholm Farm in Pine Plains.
Down on the Farm When it’s summertime in the Hudson Valley, one can never have enough music festivals—especially if they happen to be adventurous, thoughtfully curated events, ones that program acts that are more vital and interesting than the all-too-common, clock-punching oldies revues that continue to make the fairground rounds. Thankfully, though, in recent years a wave of the former—small-scale, indie-minded fests—have been increasingly popping up to fill the warm-weather landscape with the kind of cool sounds that fly well under the pervasive radar of mainstream lameness. Take, for instance, the Huichica Music Festival, which this month marks its third year at Chaseholm Farm. Presented by Northern California-based promotions group FolkYEAH!, Huichica (pronounced “wa-CHEE-ka”) debuted in Sonoma in 2010 with the aim of building, according to cofounder Jeff Bundschu, “a laidback, ‘micro’ music and camping festival… [that brings] people together in the name of music, food, wine, and beautiful outdoor spaces.” Among the acts set to appear at this year’s three-day East Coast installment of Huichica are Robyn Hitchcock, the Allah-Las, Bettye LaVette, Vetiver (performing their classic album Thing of the Past), Mercury Rev (live improvised soundtrack), Amen Dunes, Espers (first performance since 2009), Martin Courtney of Real Estate, Ryley Walker, Hailu Mergia, Circles Around the Sun, and more. The Huichica Music Festival will take place at Chaseholm Farm in Pine Plains on August 24, 25, and 26. Tickets are $20-$90. Hudson.huichica.com. Allah-Las lead singer Miles Michaud answered a few questions about the festival and his band via email. —Peter Aaron The Allah-Las are associated with the ’60s-inspired garage rock revival that’s really taken hold among younger audiences in the US during the last decade. Although the genre has long been popular in other places (especially Europe), it’s only recently gained significant traction over here. Why do you think it is that younger listeners are discovering and becoming so passionate about this music now? I dunno, it seems to come in waves. There was also a big ’60s revival movement in the mid-’80s and early ’90s—in LA it was the Paisley Underground scene with bands like Rain Parade, Dream Syndicate, the Bangles. It’s always been around, and every generation has its group of kids who stumble upon those early records. They can be really accessible and special when discovered at the right time and place. With your sound, you guys have really drilled down and tapped into a certain variant of ’60s music: the haunting, minor-key style of the Zombies, the Velvet Underground, the darker side of West Coast bands, and, perhaps especially, the “moody” garage sound identified with New England bands like the Rising Storm.
What is it about this particular vibe that appeals to you? When we were starting to play together, that was our primary influence—the B-side cuts from old records. Moody is a good word for it. We were also all going through some moody times, especially when making our first LP. Our tastes and our sound have been changing, though, as those things should, and especially on the record we are working on now there are some tracks that depart from that entirely. Last year when the band was scheduled to perform in Rotterdam there was a terrorism scare that led to the concert being cancelled. Can you tell us a bit about that? Do you think it was coincidental, or did it have something to do with the band’s name? If not, has the name ever caused you problems at other times and is there a story behind the moniker? It’s hard to chalk it all up to coincidence, but certainly a good amount of the events that transpired were circumstantial if not coincidental. It happened a few days after the sad events in Barcelona [the 2017 van attack that killed 14 and injured 130 others], so everyone in Europe was really on edge. Someone posted some threatening messages on an online message board and the response was to cancel the show; in hindsight, the cancellation was perhaps overzealous, but not surprising given that environment. In the end no one was hurt, although they did arrest the Dutch kid who posted the messages and he said that he was merely fishing for “real terrorists.” He was studying cybersecurity at university. They didn’t really give us many details, but we decided to finish the last three shows of that tour. There is no story behind the name other than we thought it sounded good and had a reverent air about it. Having played Huichica West in California last year, how would you describe the scene that FolkYEAH! creates at their festivals? Britt Govea, who runs FolkYEAH!, is a master of blending music with the natural environment, and one of our favorite promoters to work with. We have played many shows and festivals with him, and in each case the festival is held in an outdoor space that would hold up as a great place to visit for a weekend on its own, but he makes it all the better by bringing live music in. For those who haven’t seen the Allah-Las live before, what should they expect? We tend to interpret our environment into our set, especially when it comes to outdoor stages. If there’s high energy, we will respond to that. But if it’s a mellow evening, then we’re happy to bring that mood too. Guess we won’t know until we see each other. 8/18 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 95
5th Annual 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival Jazz, classical, and Indie music festival. See website for specific events and locations. Downtown Tannersville, Tannersville. 23arts.org/. Battle Candle-Music and Arts Festival 11am-7pm. $20/$15. Battle Candle is a Multi-Media Art & Music Festival hosted and sponsored by I.N.C. (Interactive Noise Collective) and Wickham Works. Both are non-profits based in Orange County, NY with a mission to support positive socialpolitical causes through the collaboration of artists, musicians, and makers. Through the reuse of materials, staging is based and created on organizations such as: Planned Parenthood, NAACP, Concerned Citizens of The Hudson Valley, The Trevor Project, and many more. Wickham Woodlands Manor, Warwick. Battlecandle2018.brownpapertickets.com. Craft and Vendor Event 10am-4pm. Food, shopping, fun. Pointe of Praise Family Life Center, Kingston. 309-2995. Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice 10am-10pm. $35-$95. Our 9th season features Sirens of the Voice with powerful, female-focused performances including the beloved opera Carmen. 3 days of great entertainment and socializing with friends in our great venue. Parish Field, Phoenicia. 688-3291. Second Annual O+ Poughkeepsie Twenty-eight bands and solo musicians along with three mural artists will receive health and wellness care in exchange for their creative gifts. O+ Poughkeepsie will feature bands and solo musicians from the Hudson Valley and beyond with an emphasis on busker-style street performance. Genres include hip-hop, reggae/dub, indie rock, folk/bluegrass, electronic and spoken word. Mural artists will create on-site as well. See website for specific events and times. Downtown Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie. Opositivefestival.org/poughkeepsie. 10th annual Wassaic Project Summer Festival 12-11:30pm. This year’s lineup features the same high-quality musicians, artists, dancers, and filmmakers as we’ve hosted in the past along with new elements for this year’s Festival. See website for specific events and times. The Wassaic Project, Wassaic. (855) 927-7242.
FILM From Mambo to Hip Hop 2pm. Fundraiser for Puerto Rico. Screening and post film party. Old Dutch Church, Kingston. 338-6759.
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MUSIC 80th Birthday Concert of Composer Myroslav Skoryk 8pm. $20/$15 seniors/$12 members/ students free. Music by M. Skoryk will be performed by violinist Nazar Pylatyuk, cellist Natalia Khoma, pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky, and the composer himself. Grazhda Concert Hall, Jewett. Grazhdamusicandart.org 8-10pm. $20/$15 seniors/ $12 members/students free. Music by Myroslav Skoryk will be performed by violinist Nazar Pylatyuk, cellist Natalia Khoma, pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky, and the composer himself. The Music and Art Center of Greene County, Jewett. (518) 989-6479. Acoustic Brunch: Wise Old Moon Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Beki Brindle & Friend: Blue For You Album Release! 8pm. $10. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989. The Box Tops 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Cabaret featuring Maureen Morrissey and Dave Myers 6-9pm. Hosted by Donnan Sutherland. Speakeasy @ Orchard Hill, New Hampton. 374-2468. David Kraai 1-4pm. David Kraai swings by this awesome orchard and hard cider house to dole out two sets. Free tours & tasting flights of drinks plus fine country folk music. Angry Orchard, Walden. (888) 845-3311. Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Kick-Off 7:30pm. Featuring the Hudson Valley Jazz Ensemble. Amity Gallery, Warwick. 258-0818. Hurley Mountain Highway 2pm. Pop/soft rock. Applewood Orchard & Winery, Warwick. 986-1684. Jay Collins and The Northern Resistance 8pm. $20/$15 members. With special guest Chris Bergson. Byrdcliffe Barn, Woodstock. 845.679.2079. Jazz at the Maverick: Fred Hersch, piano, and Gilad Hekselman, guitar 8pm. $30/$45 reserved/$5 students. A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Maverickconcerts.org. Jimmy Greene Quartet 6:30pm. Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126.
Tasty History: Street Food, Spices and Sauces of the Middle East 3pm. Member: $20, Non-Member: $25. Travel with Church through the Middle East by taste. Ages 21+ Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. 518-828-1872.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 8pm. Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC), Kingston. 339-6088.
LECTURES & TALKS
Kick Off Concert: Hudson Valley Jazz ensemble 7:30-9:15pm. $15. The Amity Gallery salutes the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival with an exhibition of paintings and photographs by talented local artists whose artistry pays tribute to some of the great jazz musicians of our time. Amity Gallery, Warwick. () 845-258-0818.
Artist Spotlight: Ron Zukor & Liz Horn, Jewelry 10am-6pm. Meet with artists and crafts people working in a variety of materials. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. 679-2079.
LITERARY & BOOKS Annual Used Book Sale 10am-4pm. Biographies and memoirs, culinary arts, gardening, history, fine arts, and more. Novels, both hardcover and trade paperbacks, children and young adult books too. Hotchkiss Library, Sharon, CT. (860) 364-5041. CHRONOGRAM.COM These listings do not include weekly recurring events, such as classes that take place every Wednesday, for example. Visit Chronogram.com for events updated daily, recurring weekly events, and staff recommendations. You can also upload events directly to our Events database at Chronogram.com/submitevent.
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The Judith Tulloch Band 8:45pm. Chill Wine Bar, Beacon. 765-0885.
Music After Hours with The Benny Sharoni Quartet 5-8pm. The Mount, Lenox, MA. (413) 551-5100. NYSM Rock Camp Session 2 Final Concert 12-2pm. It’s time to hear what the kids have been working on. Rock Camp bands are rehearsed for 2 weeks, four hours a day, just them and their coach. After the two weeks are up, they play an epic final concert at a local venue. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Patty Smyth and Scandal 8pm. $47.50. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.
Premik Russell Tubbs 8pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Squirrel Nut Zippers 8pm. $36. Eclectic fusion of Delta blues, gypsy jazz and swing. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Upstate Rubdown 8pm. High harmony Indie Americana rock. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. West Point Band’s Benny Havens Band: Dancing Under the Stars 7:30pm. West Point Military Academy, West Point. Usma.edu. Woodstock Concerts on the Green 1-5pm. See website for specific artists and performance times. Village of Woodstock, Woodstock. Woodstockchamber.com. Young People’s Concert: New Muse 4tet with Violinist Gwen Laster 11am. $5/children free. Ms. Laster, a Sphinx Symphony Orchestra member, has played internationally with musicians like Anthony Braxton, Aretha Franklin and Alicia Keyes. Her New MUSE 4tet, for ages 8-22, features music by composers of color in an interactive presentation utilizing spoken word and weaving improvisation into its theme of No Racism, No Hate, No Fear. These interactive concerts, long a Maverick tradition, are designed for enjoyment by children in grades K-6. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Maverickconcerts.org.
OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS First Saturday Reception First Saturday of every month, 5-8pm. ASK’s openings are elegant affairs with wine, hors d’oeuvres and art enthusiasts. These monthly events are part of Kingston’s First Saturday art events. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Kingston. 338-0331. Running Back to the Farm 5-7pm. $10-$25. Pennings Farm Cidery and the Rashad Jennings Foundation are proud to announce Running Back to the Farm, an all ages event positioned to raise money for underprivileged youth literacy, mentorship and health & fitness programs. Former NY Giants Funning Back, Rashad Jennings, teams up with the Pennings farm family to produce this celebrity inspired event. Featuring music, food trucks and a meet and greet. Pennings Farm, Warwick. 986-1059.
OUTDOORS & RECREATION A Century of Knox’s Headquarters Preservation as a Historic Site 4pm. House tours, badminton and croquet, and tours of the Jane Colden Native Plant Sanctuary. Watch a movie on the lawn at 8:15 PM. Knox’s Headquarters, New Windsor. Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour First Saturday of every month, 1pm. $10/$5 under age 16/members free. Friends of Historic Kingston, Kingston. 339-0720.
"Homebody" 8-9pm. $30. This one-act play has audiences in thrall to the Homebody, a hilariously literate British housewife whose obsession with an out-of-date guidebook to Afghanistan has made her desperate to flee her aloof husband, wayward daughter and the suffocating normalcy of life in London. Ancram Opera House, Ancram. (518) 329-0114. "Honky Tonk Laundry" 8pm. $39/$34. Musical. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. "La Cage Aux Folles" 7:30pm. $40/$36/$32. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. "Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Olivia Hackett: Social Media #1 10am-4pm. Two-day workshop. Hudson Valley Silverworks, Kingston. Hvsilverworks.com.
SUNDAY 5 COMEDY Clove Creek Dinner Theater Presents: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery 6-10pm. $50. Clove Creek Dinner Theater, Fishkill. 202-7778. Randy Rainbow 8pm. $39.50-$45. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown. (914) 631-3390.
DANCE Vanaver Caravan SummerDance on Tour! 6-8pm. $20/$15 in advance/ children half price. Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon. 855-1300.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS The 30th Annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Brimming with main stage concerts, workshops, hours of dancing, Activities 4 Kids, a charming Family Stage, international food and crafts, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Dance Tent wakes to early morning yoga and grooves until 2AM Friday & Saturday. Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. 5th Annual 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival Jazz, classical, and Indie music festival. See website for specific events and locations. Downtown Tannersville, Tannersville. 23arts.org/. Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice 10am-6pm. $35-$95. Our 9th season features Sirens of the Voice with powerful, female-focused performances including the beloved opera Carmen. 3 days of great entertainment and socializing with friends in our great venue. Parish Field, Phoenicia. 688-3291.
Valley Wide Yard Sale 8am-4pm. $20. Clean out your attic. Clear a spot in your basement. Get all the stuff together that you just don’t need any more. Walker Valley Fire Co., Walker Valley. 744-6441.
The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary 7pm. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.
KIDS & FAMILY
"42nd St." 8pm. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.
Pirate School 1-3pm. $20/$15 kids/under age 2 free. Set sail with a madcap, swashbuckling comedy variety show for the whole family. Touring to theaters, family festivals and schools nationwide, Pirate School. has captivated adventure-questing kids and entertained their parents with a winning combination of slapstick antics, adept magic, cartoon-like sound effects, eyepopping puppetry, eccentric props and active, full-audience participation. During this riotus show kids learn the finer points of mischief and become “good pirates”cooperating and carousing together while getting the chance to live out their Sea-Faring dreams. Costumes welcome. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559.
Arm of the Sea Theater presents "Dirt: the Secret Life of Soil" 6pm. Fusing cutting-edge science and age-old puppetry, DIRT takes audiences on an extravagant journey of discovery into the Great Underneath. Featuring live music and a myriad of puppets ranging from 12” to 12’ tall, the show reminds earthly residents of all ages quintessential truths from the ground beneath their feet. A tour of Poughkeepsie Farm Project will take place prior to the show at 6 p.m.. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Poughkeepsie. 437-5370.
Kismet $10. Ottaway Film Center, Annandale-onHudson. Bard.edu.
THEATER "BANG BANG!"
Mercury Theater Colchester's 2017 production of "Bang Bang!" John Cleese's adaptation of Feydeau's farce will be performed August 11 through September 9 at Shadowland Stages in a production directed by James Glossman and starring Sean Astin and Scott Shepherd.
Release the Cleese This month, Shadowland Stages in Ellenville will stage the US premiere of “Bang Bang!,” an adaptation of a French farce by comedy legend John Cleese. The run is directed by James Glossman and features an ensemble cast including Sean Astin and Scott Shepherd. The play will run at Shadowland for a month in anticipation of a move to London’s West End next year. “It’s very, very funny,” says Glossman. “That’s pretty much it in a nutshell.” Glossman says the idea to stage “Bang Bang!” came when he met Cleese a year ago and asked if he was working on anything. Cleese mentioned an in-progress adaptation of “Monsieur Chasse!” by French playwright Georges Feydeau that dates back to the late 19th century. “(Cleese) was talking about how French farce was there to stick a pin in the overweening egotism of the climbing upper class, it’s there to puncture people’s pretensions,” Glossman says. “And yes, that’s true. It does satirize and comment on society. But in a lot of ways, farce is there to just send you out with a smile on your face. And that is immensely refreshing.” “Bang Bang!” is a saucy romp of infidelity and mistrust, which Glossman calls “sort of a relay race with doors. There’s 10 characters running in and out of those doors, which is quite a lot for Shadowland.” Astin, perhaps best known for his role as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, plays Moricet, friend of Duchotel who has eyes for Duchotel’s wife, Leontine. Duchotel is played by Shepherd, who in addition to extensive work in the theater, has also carved out a career in film, including playing opposite Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies. Leontine is played by Kathy McCafferty, who in addition to numerous stage and screen roles was seen by Shadowland audiences in the 2013 run of “Boeing Boeing,” itself a French farce. Other members of the cast include Robert Anthony Jones (“Finding Neverland” on
Broadway) as Cassagne, while both Paul Murphy as Inspector Bridois and Julia Register as Babette will be known to Shadowland theatergoers from last year’s production of “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.” While this production will be the American debut of “Bang Bang!”, the show had a successful two-week engagement in early 2017 at the Mercury Theater in Colchester, England. Glossman says that Cleese has since been working on the script, which could be quite different by opening night. It’s already quite different than Feydeau’s original play. “(Cleese) took the basic plot structure and then simplified things like the characters and situations,” Glossman says. “The original is a very long play—it’s a much larger cast. He streamlined it, but in a more essential way he took the thread of characters and situation and wrote a John Cleese script. It’s like when Truman was president and the White House was falling apart. They left the facade, but they gutted the interior completely. It looked like the same White House, but was really a brand-new building. That’s what this is. This is so much a Cleese script. This is not a translation; it’s an adaptation.” Glossman spoke glowingly not only of the cast and everyone at Shadowland, but also of working with Cleese, which he considers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. “The level of work that you’re engaged in isn’t going to be replicated,” Glossman said. “You’ll work with other people that will excite you as well, but it won’t be this exact thing. There’s only one John Cleese. There will never be another.” “Bang Bang!” opens on Saturday, August 11, with a preview that afternoon and one the night before. The play runs through September 9, with 2pm matinee performances on Sundays, and evening performances at 8pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Tickets range from $34-39, with preview tickets available for $31. Discounted tickets are also available for students and theatergoers under the age of 40. (845) 647-5511; Shadowlandstages. —Crispin Kott 8/18 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 97
LITERARY & BOOKS
Annual Used Book Sale 10am-2pm. Biographies and memoirs, culinary arts, gardening, history, fine arts, and more. Novels, both hardcover and trade paperbacks, children and young adult books too. Hotchkiss Library, Sharon, CT. (860) 364-5041.
"42nd St." 3pm. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word 7:15pm. $8/$6 members for evening; $6 matinee. In this documentary, Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.
"Homebody" 4-5pm. $30. This one-act play has audiences in thrall to the Homebody, a hilariously literate British housewife whose obsession with an out-of-date guidebook to Afghanistan has made her desperate to flee her aloof husband, wayward daughter and the suffocating normalcy of life in London. Ancram Opera House, Ancram. (518) 329-0114.
23Arts Summer Music Fest Finale: Music & Words 11:30am-1pm. $10. Tracing the American vocal tradition from 1860 to today, Music & Words takes audiences on a journey from the spirituals, art songs and poems of Harry T. Burleigh and Laurence Hope, to the melodic chords of Samuel Barber, and the well-known hit songs of George & Ira Gershwin. Leading this musical reflection on the relationship between composer and librettist, Damien Sneed will be joined by soprano vocalist Audrey Dubois Harris for this debut exploration of the music of 1860 to the 1930s for strings, piano and voice. Downtown Tannersville, Tannersville. 23arts.org/mountaintop/2018/5/15/23artssummer-music-fest-finale-music-words. Avalon String Quartet 3pm. A program of Beethoven, Mozart, Dohnanyi and Shostakovich. Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126. The Beach Boys and The Righteous Brothers Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922. The Beach Boys with special guest The Righteous Brothers 7:30pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922. Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis 11am. Old style swingin’ blues. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.
Anton Rubinstein: "The Demon" 2pm. $25. Opera. Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.
"Honky Tonk Laundry" 2pm. $39/$34. Musical. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. "La Cage Aux Folles" 2pm. $40/$36/$32. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. "Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Wood Block Printing 9am-5pm. $345/$295 HRMM members. Learn all about woodcuts in this introductory course where you will draft a drawing, learn about relief carving, and then learn how to cut your own design. Once you’re finished, practice printing on newsprint paper, and then make up to two prints on fine art paper. 2nd and 3rd classes are Aug. 11 and 12. Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston. 265-8080.
Bluegrass Brunch: Blind Crow Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. I Don’t Know: An Ozzie Tribute 7pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Maverick Chamber Music Festival: Jupiter Quartet 4pm. $30/$45 reserved/$5 students. Nelson Lee, violin; Meg Freivogel, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; Daniel McDonough, cello; with Daniel Gortler, piano. Performing Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor; Sydney Hodkinson: String Quartet No. 7 (2014); Ned Rorem: Piano Sonata No. 2 (1949); Schumann: Piano Quintet. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Maverickconcerts.org. Summertime Swing with Professor Cunningham and His Old School 6-8pm. $25. Spiegeltent favorites Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios return for a night of swing dancing to the fabulous music of Professor Cunningham and His Old School. Spiegeltent, Annandale. 758-7900. Theo Croker Quintet 8pm. Groove-conscious neo jazz. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.
OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Musical Fundraising Brunch 11am. Featuring performance by cellist Ela Kabillo and a delicious brunch. Our 2nd Annual joint Federation fundraiser brings together our neighbors in Columbia, Greene and Ulster Counties. Temple Israel, Catskill. 338-8131.
OUTDOORS & RECREATION D&H Canal High Falls Flea Market 9am-4pm. Grady Park, high falls. 810-0471.
MONDAY 6 KIDS & FAMILY Family Camp Through Aug. 10. An all-ages, hands-on experience in music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, nature, crafts, and pure play. Classes are offered in a variety of age groups and with top instructors who are skilled musicians, singers, storytellers, craftspeople, artists, dancers, nature experts, and outdoor educators. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333. Mindful Creativity Art Camp 3:30-5:30pm. $125 per session/$200 for both weeks. Discover the creative. Ages 4-13. Sunflower Art Studios, Gardiner. 419-5219.
LECTURES & TALKS An Exploration of Youth Incarceration in the Hudson Valley with Alexandra Cox, PhD. 6-7:30pm. Hudson Area Library, Hudson. (518) 828-1792.
MUSIC Dave Anthony 6pm. Rock from the 50s and 60s. Smoke Haus, Hopewell Junction. 226-9934. Ustad Shafaat Khan 7:30-9pm. $20/$10 students. Worldrenowned sitarist, tabla player, and vocalist Ustad Shafaat Khan returns for a full evening of Indian Classical Music. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. (518) 943-3818.
TUESDAY 7 FAIRS & FESTIVALS
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Drag Bingo 6:30-8:30pm. $5 suggested donation. Bingo is such a drag with Queen-inResidence Sis Jenner and her guest hosts! You won’t want to miss this. Friends, prizes and laughs abound. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300.
SPORTS Green Chimneys Golf Classic 10am-8pm. $100-$1800. The day begins with breakfast followed by 18 holes of golf, lunch on the course, putting contest, cocktails, and dinner. The event will include celebrity guests, an auction, prizes and a great day of golf on one of Westchester’s best courses. Proceeds to Benefit the Friends of Green Chimneys. Sunningdale Country Club, Scarsdale. 279-2995 ext. 108.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Art Club First Tuesday of every month, 5-7pm. $10/$5 members. Art Club is an evening with a seasonal still life. Paige will set up a narrative composition of objects (flowers, fabric, fruit, a pair of boots, a good book, a bad drink, The New York Times-something different every month). Artists will arrive to the upstairs classroom at ASK with whatever materials they prefer to use (pastel, paint, crayons, collage, etc.) and set up with an easel surrounding the still life. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Kingston. 338-0333. Befriend Your Sewing Machine 11am-2:30pm. $65. Do you have a sewing machine in your closet, but have never used it? Or you want to sew, but the last time you stitched anything up was in Home Ec class in 8th grade? If you are looking for a lowcommitment class to get acquainted with your machine (or reacquainted with the art of sewing), this is the one for you. Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson. (518) 545-4028. Youth Classes: Rings! Rings! Rings! 10am-1pm. Two-day workshop with Marysa Sacerdote. Hudson Valley Silverworks, Kingston. Hvsilverworks.com.
WEDNESDAY 8 KIDS & FAMILY Basilica Back Gallery: SJLA 6-9pm. Participants in 2018’s Social Justice Leadership Academy–comprised of Hudson youth ages 12–20– will be the August artists in residents in Basilica’s Back Gallery with an exhibition which explores meaning-making through Afrofuturism. Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Info@basilicahudson.org.
MUSIC Charming Disaster 7pm. An evening of playfully dark storytelling. Rough Draft Bar & Books, Kingston. 802-0027. Dark Star Orchestra 7:30pm. $67. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Dylan Doyle Band with Plywood Cowboy 7pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Jazz Sessions at The Falcon Underground 7pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Pike & Sutton 8pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Garrison Institute Writer’s Circle 6-8pm. The Garrison Institute Writer’s Circle seeks to hold space in our busy lives for creative practice. We meet monthly for a collaborative writing workshop that includes time for meditation, reflection, writing, and sharing. All writers are welcome to attend this free, ongoing program. Garrison Institute, Garrison. 424-4800.
BUSINESS & NETWORKING Godspeed You! Black Emporer 7pm. The legendary Montreal musical collective return to Basilica Hudson for the third time. Basilica Hudson, Hudson. (518) 822-1050. Hudson Valley Garden Association Monthly Meeting Second Thursday of every month, 7pm. Shawangunk Town Hall, Wallkill. 418-3640.
COMEDY Clove Creek Dinner Theater Presents: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery 6-10pm. $50. Clove Creek Dinner Theater, Fishkill. 202-7778.
FILM Man of Music $10. Ottaway Film Center, Annandale-onHudson. Bard.edu. Pope Francis: A Man of His Word 1pm. $8/$6 members for evening; $6 matinee. In this documentary, Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.
FOOD & WINE Burger & Beer Bash 6-10pm. $50/$450 party pack of ten. Hudson Valley Magazine’s annual Burger & Beer Bash has become the area’s hottest summer party. This signature event brings together all the greatest elements of summer: juicy burgers, cold beer, desserts and live music, plus the chance to be named Best Burger. Dutchess Stadium, Wappingers Falls. 224-3248.
MUSIC The Blasters 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Godspeed You! Black Emperor 7pm. $25. Funds raised will further Basilica Hudson’s mission to support independent and innovative arts and culture. Basilica Hudson, Hudson. (518) 822-1050. The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival $5. Featuring Beyond Jazz, an improvisational ensemble, and The Gabriele Tranchina Group, co-led by composer, pianist, Joe Vincent Tranchina, and many more. Village of Warwick, Warwick. (917) 903-4380. Sam Reider & the Human Hands 8pm. Bluegrass jazz, world music melodies. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Sunburst Brothers & Cousins Second Thursday of every month, 8pm. Station Bar & Curio, Woodstock. 810-0203. True Storytelling with TMI Project @MHA 2-4pm. Join us for an afternoon of true storytelling performances from TMI Project/Mental Health Association of Ulster County writing workshop participants. This performance is part of TMI Project’s ongoing partnership with MHA in which 10-week storytelling workshops are offered to MHA clients and the general public free of charge. Mental Health Asociation in Ulster County Inc, Kingston. Tmiproject. org/performances.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Introduction to Bonsai 6:30pm. Steve Rosen will give an informational talk and demonstration. Come and learn about the various forms of bonsai, what plants are suited to creating bonsai, and how to care for your bonsai plants. Steve will discuss the different forms, pruning and wiring techniques, and how to get started in this ancient art form. East Fishkill Community Library, Hopewell Junction. 226-2145.
VISUAL ART LONGREACH ARTS COOPERATIVE
Works from the LongReach exhibit “Niches,” clockwise from top left: Claudia Gorman's photograph Black Sand Beach; David Curtis's photograph Inversion One; Carol Pepper Cooper's ink and pastel work Phantasmantics; Stacie Flint's acrylic painting Country Lane.
Fun of the Mill “What I hope to do in this show is to create an alternative world to counter the anger and fear many of us are feeling,” remarks artist Carol Pepper-Cooper, who has coined the word “phantasmantics” to describe her secret reality. Pepper-Cooper is a member of LongReach, the oldest artists collective in the Hudson Valley, which will present the exhibition “Niches” at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon on August 4. In the spring of 1982, a group of artists gathered to form a cooperative art gallery. The Mid-Hudson Arts and Science Center (MASC) offered them a summer exhibition in Poughkeepsie, at the present site of the Dutchess Commissioner of Jurors. In honor of the summer time slot, the artists elected to call themselves “Summergroup.” The show was such a success that MASC ceded them the gallery on a long-term basis. The collective remained in this location until 1991. “There was some business who wanted to buy our URL, so we sold our soul to them,” explained member artist José Gomez, “and we changed our name.” This was in 2007, in their 25th year of existence. The new name came from a sailor’s term; a “long reach” is a river—like the Hudson—which may be sailed without tacking. LongReach now includes 19 artists working in a variety of media. The group has no headquarters, sponsoring an exhibition in a Hudson Valley gallery once or twice a year. Three of the founders are still members. In 2009, LongReach artists collaborated on a mural that now resides in the headquarters of Scenic Hudson, the grassroots environmental group. Entitled The River, the work resembles a highly colorized microscopic enlargement of a pancreas. “Niches,” however, is the opposite kind of collective project—a collaboration by separation. The Howland Center was designed by esteemed architect Richard Morris Hunt as a library in 1872, and when it was transformed into a cultural center a century later, builders
discovered that the vertical columns could not be moved, creating a series of wall-spaces separated by wooden barriers. “Niches” awards each artist their own alcove: it’s like 19 separate shows. “I usually start a composition by a reference to some visual representation of a theorem, like for example the Pythagorean theorem,” explains Gomez. “That provides a seed, and I add color and transform that by rotating and translating.” The results are brash, rhythmic, geometric designs with strong diagonal accents. One might call them dancing ideas. Gomez prints them on paper made from plants like mango, in which fragments of leaves are visible. “Diagonalization,” for example, is printed on lemongrass paper. A painter paints; a photographer waits. Photography is largely the art of sitting still until the perfect composition arises. This is especially true of Claudia Gorman, who works part-time as a cat portraitist. For “Niches,” Gorman has assembled seven black-and-white photographs on the theme of water. In Sunset by the Sea, a boy wearing a bathing suit stands in the center of a seascape: the beach in the foreground, the sea behind him. In this photo it’s unclear where the sand ends and the water begins. A big diamond-shaped flash of light—which Gorman calls a “ring of fire”—dwarfs the figure. Sunset by the Sea was taken (in Hawaii) with a Holga, a plastic toy camera made in Hong Kong and now popular with art photographers. The images, printed from real negatives, are square, with soft edges and occasional light leaks—a mute protest against the age of creeping digitalization. “Niches,” a show by the LongReach Arts Cooperative, will be at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon August 4-26. There will be an opening and closing reception. (845) 831-4988; Howlandculturalcenter.org —Sparrow 8/18 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 99
The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival $5. Featuring Beyond Jazz, an improvisational ensemble, and The Gabriele Tranchina Group, co-led by composer, pianist, Joe Vincent Tranchina, and many more. Village of Warwick, Warwick. (917) 903-4380. Jon Cleary 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Kristina Koller 8pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Sam Amidon 8:30-10pm. $25+. American Folk music runs through the veins of Sam Amidon. Following the 2017 release of his sixth album, The Following Mountain, Amidon takes the Spiegeltent stage for the first time with an intimate solo evening of original Americana music. Spiegeltent, Annandale. 758-7900. The Velocipede Museum August 10 marks the inauguration of Newburgh’s latest downtown attraction—the Velocipede Museum. In 2015, the owners of Motorcyclepedia Museum purchased the historic Labor Temple at 109 Liberty Street and began a lengthy gut renovation to create an annex exhibition space. Velocipede is the umbrella term for all humanpowered vehicles with wheels. While only the first floor of the three-story building will be open until renovations are completed, there are already nearly 50 bicycles of all shapes, sizes, and eras dating as far back as 1820. “It is very cool because the inside of the building was a meeting hall, so it lends itself beautifully to being a gallery space,” says Chris Knasiak, Motorcyclepedia Museum Coordinator. Perch atop the vintage Penny Farthing, browse the tri- and quad-cycles, and learn about the evolution of the bicycle. The front of the building has been preserved as a workshop, and in future will be a space for kids’ workshops, teaching basic bicycle skills like tire-changing and chain adjustment. The grand opening of The Velocipede is on August 10 at 3pm, and the museum will be open ongoing on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Admission will allow access to both museums. Motorcyclepediamuseum.org
FRIDAY 10 DANCE Bill Shannon: Maker Moves 8pm. $35/$30 members/$10 students. Using crutches and a skateboard, this performance/video artist explores the role failure plays in innovation. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. Choreography on the Edge 8pm. $12. The line up is comprised of choreographers and dancers spanning a wide range of styles and techniques; primarily modern dance, contemporary ballet and cultural motifs. A number of choreographers will be performing their work as solos, and others will work as duets and trios. Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. 8456790154. Dances of Universal Peace Second Friday of every month, 7-9pm. Come join us in these challenging times. Using sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from many different spiritual traditions, we cultivate joy, peace, and integration within ourselves, in our communities, and in the greater world. Dances taught by certified leaders. Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, Hudson. (518) 828-1034. Soulia and the Sultans: 2nd Fridays Swing Dance 6:30-10pm. $12/$10 students and members. Enjoy a night of swing dancing led by Emily Vanston. Intermediate/ advanced swing lessons from 6:30PM– 7:30PM ($10). Must be comfortable with the 8-count swing out. Free intro/beginner lesson for new dancers from 7:30PM– 8PM. Swing dance party 8PM-10PM. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559. CHRONOGRAM.COM These listings do not include weekly recurring events, such as classes that take place every Wednesday, for example. Visit Chronogram.com for events updated daily, recurring weekly events, and staff recommendations. You can also upload events directly to our Events database at Chronogram.com/submitevent.
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FOOD & WINE The Art of the Meal 6-9pm. $250. A special dining experience inspired by the Clark’s summer exhibitions, Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900. Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA. (413) 458-2303. Friday Night Food Trucks 5-8pm. Millbrook Winery, Millbrook. Millbrookwine.com/events/foodtruck-fridays/. Taste NY at Todd Hill Outdoor Farmer’s Market 2-6pm. Enjoy authentic NY made products from local vendors. Taste NY at Todd Hill, Poughkeepsie. 849-0247.
HEALTH & WELLNESS Beginner’s Mind Retreat Weekend-long retreat. Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Pine Bush. 744-8114.
KIDS & FAMILY Just for Fun: Bill Shannon 1pm. Dancer Bill Shannon shares his personal story and inspires his audience to find their own moves. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.
MUSIC Air Supply 8pm. Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC), Kingston. 339-6088. Ang ‘n Ed Acoustic Duo 6pm. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277. The Blasters + Lara Hope & The Arktones 8pm. Colony, Woodstock. Colonywoodstock.com. Duke Robillard Band 8pm. Blues. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Fashioning the Russian Sound 7:30pm. $20-$60. Part of Bard Music Festival, “Rimsky-Korsakov and His World”. Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.
Sylvia Tyson & Scarlet Rivera 8pm. Singer/songwriters. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Walker Valley Marching Band 6:30-8:30pm. Also playing: Okira with Christopher Dean Sullivan Trio. The Peoples Park, Newburgh. 569-7398.
OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS 2018 Bard Festival Opening Night Dinner 5pm. Tickets include a pre-performance dinner in the Spiegeltent and a premium seat for the evening’s concert. Spiegeltent, Annandale. (914) 393-7750. The Velocipede Grand Opening This extension of the Motorcylcepedia Museum features more than a century of evolution from velocipedes to motorized bicycles, plus an assortment of posters and accessories. The Velocipede, Newburgh. 569-9065.
THEATER "42nd St." 8pm. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. "Bang Bang!" 8pm. Saucy secrets unravel within this hilarious tale of passion among the French upper class, an adaptation of the Georges Feydeau farce Monsieur Chasse!. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. "Homebody" 8-9pm. $30. This one-act play has audiences in thrall to the Homebody, a hilariously literate British housewife whose obsession with an out-of-date guidebook to Afghanistan has made her desperate to flee her aloof husband, wayward daughter and the suffocating normalcy of life in London. Ancram Opera House, Ancram. (518) 329-0114. "La Cage Aux Folles" 7:30pm. $40/$36/$32. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. "Oliver!" 7:30-9:45pm. $20/$10 seniors, children & military. Greenwood Lake Theater. Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake. (347) 480-8134. "Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festiva. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007. "Spamalot" 2 & 8pm. $10-$36. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292. 'Woman Before a Glass: A Play by Lanie Robertson" 7:30pm. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill.
COMEDY Back To Ab(Normal) 8:30-10pm. $25+. Angela Di Carlo’s “A.D.D. Cabaret” and Billy Hough’s “Scream Along With Billy”. Angela Di Carlo returns with her hilarious songs about random observations, pet peeves and timely topics performed at lightning pace. A cult sensation in the NYC and Provincetown underground music and cabaret scenes, Billy Hough rounds out the evening with punk-infused singing and ranting. Spiegeltent, Annandale. 758-7900. Clove Creek Dinner Theater Presents: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery 6-10pm. $50. Clove Creek Dinner Theater, Fishkill. 202-7778. Gilbert Gottfied 8pm. Colony, Woodstock. Colonywoodstock.com.
DANCE Bill Shannon: Maker Moves 8pm. $35/$30 members/$10 students. Using crutches and a skateboard, this performance/video artist explores the role failure plays in innovation. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. Choreography on the Edge 8pm. $12. The line up is comprised of choreographers and dancers spanning a wide range of styles and techniques; primarily modern dance, contemporary ballet and cultural motifs. A number of choreographers will be performing their work as solos, and others will work as duets and trios. Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. 8456790154. Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival 5:30-7pm. The Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival is part traditional arts festival and part experiential performance art. Its mission is to empower the artist in individuals and to strengthen community bonds through exploring flamenco’s roots as the people’s art. Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale. (757) 816-5745. Youth Company Flamenco Performance 4pm. $20/$15 in advance. Presented by Vanaver Caravan, as part of the Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS Beacon Second Saturday Second Saturday of every month. Second Saturday is a city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month where galleries and shops stay open until 9pm, most of which are right along Main Street. Beaconarts.org Downtown Beacon, Beacon. Tributopia $15/children free. A one-day music festival. Beer provided by Great Life Brewing and food by Smokin Pony BBQ. The Rock Academy of Woodstock opens the show at 2pm. Feast of Friends is at 4pm, Johnny Scarecrow 6pm and I Don’t Know...An Ozzy Tribute 8pm. Additional acoustic acts feature local artists paying tribute to Van Morrison and Bob Dylan and Slam Allen plays a rare acoustic tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Cantine Memorial Field, Saugerties. 246-5890.
FILM Alloy Orchestra: The Son of the Sheik 8pm. $22/$26 preferred seating/$12 students and advance tickets. Starring Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Bánky, this last and finest of Valentino’s films solidified his reputation as the silver screen’s greatest lover. Alloy Orchestra’s propulsive score amplifies the action and drama to a fevered pitch. MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. Massmoca.org.
FOOD & WINE The Big Tomato 10am-noon. $25. Salsa, sauce, sun dried, or just simply canned. Learn how you can be enjoying home or farm grown tomatoes throughout the year. Phillies Bridge Farm Project, New Paltz. 256-9108.
ART EVENTS & OPEN STUDIOS
KIDS & FAMILY
Lucy Swope Print-Making Demo 1-3pm. Demonstration and artist talk with master printmaker Lucy Swope. Equis Art Gallery, Red Hook. 758-9432.
Story Hour with Firefighter Shaun 10:30-11:30am. FFASNY Museum of Firefighting, Hudson. (518) 822-1875 ext. 17.
LECTURES & TALKS Book Discussion 1-3pm. What Ever Happened to My White Picket Fence? My Brain Injury from My Massive Brain Tumor. Book discussion followed by questions by author and former teacher Janet Johnson Schliff. Northern Dutchess Bible Church, Red Hook. 758-3141. From the Romanovs to the Revolution: Art and Politics in Russia 10am-noon. A panel discussion with renowned scholars, which will include a short question and answer period. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7003. Shinto-Style Wedding Presentation 12:30-2pm. The Mid-Hudson Japanese Community Association (MHJCA), in collaboration with Millbrook Education Foundation, Millbrook High School’s Japan Club and Arts Mid-Hudson’s Folk Arts Program will present a collaborative cultural program in the form of a Shintostyle Japanese wedding. Many of the cultural items needed for a Shinto-style Japanese wedding have been created by the members of the MHJCA and the Japan Club members through the auspices of a Millbrook Education Foundation Grant. The purpose of the event is to introduce the public to the cultural meaning of the Shinto wedding ceremony and traditions. Millbrook High School, Millbrook. 677-2510.
LITERARY & BOOKS Spots of Time: Writing & Thinking Hike 4pm. $15/$10 members. Church not only curated the Main House at Olana, he also designed its carriage roads to maximize views of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. The organizing aesthetic for these vistas was a romantic ideal of the sublime and the “language of Nature.” This tour, led by poet Celia Bland and art historian Susan Merriam, faculty at Bard College, will highlight some unexpected perspectives of these gorgeous panoramas. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872. Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival Reading 2pm. Featuring Alison Koffler and Perry S. Nicholas, followed by open mike. The Golden Notebook, Woodstock. 679-8000.
MUSIC Bernard “Pretty” Purdie & Friends 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. The Clusters All Star Revue 6:30-8:30pm. The Peoples Park, Newburgh. 569-7398. Concert for the Friends Of Maverick: Pedja Muzijevic, piano 4pm. Pianist Pedja Muzijevic has defined his career with creative programming, unusual combinations of new and old music, and lasting collaborations with artists and ensembles. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Maverickconcerts.org. Deadgrass 8pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival $5. Featuring Beyond Jazz, an improvisational ensemble, and The Gabriele Tranchina Group, co-led by composer, pianist, Joe Vincent Tranchina, and many more. Village of Warwick, Warwick. (917) 903-4380. Lee Ann Womack Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. 679-2744. Lloyd Cole 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Music Under Tsarist Autocracy 7pm. $25-$75. Pre-concert talk at 7pm, concert at 8pm. Part of Bar Music Festival. Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson. Naval Officer, Professor, Composer 1pm. $40. Bard Music Festival, “RimskyKorsakov and His World”. Pre-concert talk at 1pm, concert begins at 1:30pm. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7003.
Rhythm Matters The Late 20th Century Quartet 8pm. $10. The Late 20th Century Quartet is Joe Giardullo (saxophone), Billy Stein (guitar), Pete Swanson (bass) and Tani Tabbal (drums). The music is all about rhythm, the sound is rich, varied and, above all, joyous. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048.
Tempest Celtic Rock Band 8-10pm. $25/$20 members/$15 students. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559. T.J. Santiago 5pm. Acoustic. The Golden Rail Ale House, Newburgh. 565-2337. Voodoo Threauxdown featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 7pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922. West Point Band: Hello Dolly at 50 7:30pm. In addition to the band’s usual entertaining summer fare, this concert will also showcase music honoring the 50th anniversary of the timeless movie classic “Hello, Dolly!”—scenes of which were actually filmed right at Trophy Point. West Point Military Academy, West Point. Usma.edu. Woodstock Concerts on the Green 1-5pm. See website for specific artists and performance times. Village of Woodstock, Woodstock. Woodstockchamber.com.
NIGHTLIFE Dane Party with DJ Johnny Dynell & Empress Chi Chi Valenti 8-9:30pm. $15/$10 in advance. Dust off those dancing shoes and come tear up the dance floor with DJ Johnny Dynell & Empress Chi Chi Valenti to celebrate second phase of Francine Hunter McGivern’s exhibition, “Episodic Memory l 1977-present.” Hudson Hall, Hudson. (518) 822-1438.
OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Information Session 10am-noon. The Storm King School, Cornwall on Hudson. 458-7536.
OUTDOORS & RECREATION Hiking (Slowly) in the Shade 2.5-3 hour hike with Dave Holden of Woodstock Trails. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. 679-2079.
THEATER "42nd St." 8pm. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. "Bang! Bang!" 8pm. Saucy secrets unravel within this hilarious tale of passion among the French upper class, an adaptation of the Georges Feydeau farce Monsieur Chasse!. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. "Homebody" 8-9pm. $30. This one-act play has audiences in thrall to the Homebody, a hilariously literate British housewife whose obsession with an out-of-date guidebook to Afghanistan has made her desperate to flee her aloof husband, wayward daughter and the suffocating normalcy of life in London. Ancram Opera House, Ancram. (518) 329-0114. "La Cage Aux Folles" 7:30pm. $40/$36/$32. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. "Oliver!" 7:30-9:45pm. $20/$10 seniors, children & military. Greenwood Lake Theater. Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake. (347) 480-8134.
HURDS FAMILY FARM, MODENA
he soil in Ulster County contains an abundance of natural treasures— from the sprawl of orchards to the rolling fields where livestock roam and feed. When the weather permits, it’s hard to beat a weekend in thrall to nature’s bounty, but where do you start? We have a few ideas. Now in its 61st year, Dressel Farms in New Paltz is known for its mouthwatering strawberries and apples, which are also used in the soft and hard ciders of Kettleborough Cider House. Dolan Orchards in Wallkill specializes in apples, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, and vegetables. CDC Farms in Gardiner is all about handcrafted artisan cheese made with fresh Hudson Valley raw cow's milk. The facility also offers tasting tours, field trips, and private parties. Hepworth Farms in Milton yields more than 400 varieties of organic vegetables, while Four Winds Farm in Gardiner sells heirloom vegetable seedlings along with turkey, pork, and grass-fed beef. Minard’s Family Farm in Clintondale is an ideal autumn stop for its apples and pumpkins, corn maze, hayrides, and a barn market. Ulster County’s numerous farmers’ markets are magnets for chefs, foodies and locavores in search of the freshest flavors. In addition to organic produce and meats, the Ellenville Farmers’ Market features art from local makers and the Rosendale Farmers’ Market offers live entertainment. Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention the Kingston Farmers’ Market, named “Best Farmers’ Market” in 2016 by HudsonValley magazine. These suggestions only scratch the surface. For a full list of farms and markets, visit ulstercountyalive.com and start planning your outing today. —Marie Doyon BARTHELS FARM MARKET, ELLENVILLE
"Percolate: (The Thirst, the Hum, the Trickle, the Bubble)" 8-10pm. $15. From its molecular place to oceans that conquer and kill, water makes us howl, purr, and gesticulate as we Percolate. Expect the unexpected as three couples percolate the power of duos balanced between genres, communing to conjure a night of unapologetic sounds and ferocious kinesthetics. Performed/ created by Baira, The Illustrious Blacks, Courtney J. Cook, and Greg Purnell. Curated by Monstah Black in partnership with Dixon Place. Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper. 688-9893.
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Revolutionary War Day: How We Beat the British 1-5pm. $12/$10 seniors; $8 ages 12-18/$4 ages 4–11/children under 4 and members free. Demonstrations of musketry and battle tactics by skilled Continental Army re-enactors, house tours, children’s military drills, a talk explaining how the colonists beat the strongest army in the world, and a visit by Patriot General von Steuben, . Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon. 831-8172.
FILM The Cranes are Flying Ottaway Film Center, Annandale-onHudson. Bard.edu.
Play with Fire Cookout Fish & Game in Hudson epitomizes a new era of food preparation engendered by groundbreaking culinary players like Diner in Williamsburg and Fleisher’s Craft Butchery—a hyper-local, hyper-fresh, holistic approach that is as likely to use the whole animal and doesn’t shy from foraged foods. Winner of the 2016 James Beard award, chef Zak Pelaccio (pictured above) will put his skills on display on August 11, for the fourth annual Play with Fire event, a day of open-fire cooking on the Fish and Game farm in Hudson. The lineup of collaborators includes all-star chefs like Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer of King Restaurant, Nick Curtola of Four Horsemen, and Negro Piattoni of Metta. The plein-air roast will also include artisanal cocktails and a live performance by Club d’Elf (featuring John Medeski), followed by DJ sets and other live music, concluding finally in a twilight bonfire. Play with Fire is on August 11, from 3pm to 9pm. Adult tickets are $195. All donations go to The Heirloom Foundation. Fishandgamehudson.com
"Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007. "Spamalot" 8pm. $10-$36. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292. "Super Stories" 6:30pm. Featuring 20-time MOTH champion Adam Wade, NPR's Ophira Eisenberg, and MOTH host Peter Aguero. Hurleyville Arts Centre, Hurleyville. 707-8047. "Truth!" 11am. Inspired by Sojourner Truth, this original piece includes music, puppets, spoken word, and dance. This piece is a creation through collaboration with Redwing Blackbird Theatre, Center for Creative Education, A.J. Williams-Meyers African Roots Library and Youth Arts at the Rosendale Theatre. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989. "Woman Before a Glass: A Play by Lanie Robertson" 7:30pm. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Keum-Boo Part 2 10am-4pm. Two-day workshop with Lisa Spiros. Hudson Valley Silverworks, Kingston. Hvsilverworks.com. Natural Dyes with Local Plants 10am-1pm. $45/$40 members. From roadside weeds to cultivated herb gardens we can extract dyes from our local landscape year-round. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872. CHRONOGRAM.COM These listings do not include weekly recurring events, such as classes that take place every Wednesday, for example. Visit Chronogram.com for events updated daily, recurring weekly events, and staff recommendations. You can also upload events directly to our Events database at Chronogram.com/submitevent.
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Turkish Marbled Books 10am-1pm. $75. Mid-Hudson Heritage Center Visual Arts Workshop with instructor: Christina DiMarco. August 11-12, 10 am- 1 pm each day, includes materials, tuition assistance available. This workshop takes place at PUF Studios, on the 2nd floor of the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory. Using the Turkish method of marbling, we will create beautiful marbled papers. These will then be incorporated into hand-bound books using one or several methods of artistic bookbinding. Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, Poughkeepsie. 454-4525.
SUNDAY 12 COMEDY Clove Creek Dinner Theater Presents: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery 6-10pm. $50. Clove Creek Dinner Theater, Fishkill. 202-7778.
DANCE Choreography on the Edge 3pm. $12. The line up is comprised of choreographers and dancers spanning a wide range of styles and techniques; primarily modern dance, contemporary ballet and cultural motifs. A number of choreographers will be performing their work as solos, and others will work as duets and trios. Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. 8456790154. Flamenco Screening: Dance on Film Series 3-8pm. The Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival is part traditional arts festival and part experiential performance art. Its mission is to empower the artist in individuals and to strengthen community bonds through exploring flamenco’s roots as the people’s art. A Flamenco screening for Dance on Film. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. Annamayta1978@gmail.com. Vanaver Caravan SummerDance on Tour! 2pm. $12. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS Saugerties 1st Annual Caribbean Carnival 11am-5pm. Experience the Festive Culture of the Caribbean. Live music, dance, drum circle, arts & crafts and food. Cantine memorial field, Saugerties. 616-1689.
Dance Film Sundays Presents La Chana 2pm. $12/$10 members/$6 under 12y. This documentary brings us under the skin and into the mind of La Chana, a Gypsy flamenco dancer as she returns to the stage to give a final performance after a 30-year break. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.
MUSIC 12th Annual Hudson Jazz and Concert 4pm. $20/$16 seniors and HOH members/ students free. Featuring Jean-Michel Pilc, Armen Donelian, Marc Mommaas and Participants of the 12th Annual Hudson Jazz Workshop. Hudson Opera House, Hudson. (518) 822-4181. Gordon Lightfoot: The Legend Lives On 7:30-9:30pm. $45-$85. Folk-rock. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039 ext. 2. Guerrilla Basilica Improvisations 2018 3-6pm. Residents will perform “guerrilla” collaborations in groupings randomly selected by the audience. The improvisational evening offers the public an opportunity to experience the diverse backgrounds of the residents early in their residency and participate in the process of creative exploration, live. Basilica Hudson, Hudson. Info@hudsonbasilica.org. The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival $5. Featuring Beyond Jazz, an improvisational ensemble, and The Gabriele Tranchina Group, co-led by composer, pianist, Joe Vincent Tranchina, and many more. Village of Warwick, Warwick. (917) 903-4380. Jamie Saft Trio 8pm. Virtuoso keys-man, film score composer, neo jazz leader. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Jeff Daniels and The Ben Daniels Band 7:30pm. $39.50. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. The Legacy of Pushkin 10am. $40. Performance with commentary. Works by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908); Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813-69); Modest Mussorgsky (183981); Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-93); and others. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7003. Maverick Chamber Music Festival: Danish String Quartet 4pm. $30/$55 reserved/$5 students. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Maverickconcerts.org. Moscow/St. Petersburg 1pm. $40. Part of Bard Music Festival: “Rimsky-Korsakov and His World”. 1 pm Preconcert talk, 1:30 pm performance. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7003. NaK Trio 6:30pm. The Peoples Park, Newburgh. 569-7398. The Piano in Russia 4pm. $25-$60. Part of Bard Music Festival: “Rimsky-Korsakov and His World”. Preconcert talk at 4pm, concert at 4:30pm Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.
Southern Week Through Aug. 18. A celebration of Appalachian, old-time, Cajun, and Zydeco music and dance traditions with classes for fiddle, mandolin, accordion, guitar, vocals, bass, percussion, clogging and flatfooting, with square dancing, caller’s workshops, vocal and band workshops, dance parties, jam sessions and much more. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333. Tony Lucca 7pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185.
OUTDOORS & RECREATION D&H Canal High Falls Flea Market 9am-4pm. Grady Park, high falls. 810-0471. Revolutionary War Day: How We Beat the British 1-5pm. The day’s activities will include demonstrations of musketry and battle tactics by skilled Continental Army reenactors, house tours, children’s military drills, a talk explaining how the colonists beat the strongest army in the world, and a visit by Patriot General von Steuben, expertly portrayed by an actor from the American Historical Theatre. Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon. 831-8172. Starwalk: A Universe of Fun 8-11pm. View the wonders of the night sky from the Walkway, 212 feet above the Hudson River. . Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie. Walkway. z2systems.com/np/clients/walkway/ eventRegistration.jsp?event=313&.
SPIRITUALITY Spirit Brothers Sunday Revelation 11am-12:30pm. The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share beauty, devotion, meditative states and ecstatic engagement … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab, Ned Leavitt, and Robert Bard for an uplifting morning of chanting. Chants may come from many traditions including Sanskrit Kirtan, Native American, Sufi and Ancient Christian. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559.
THEATER "42nd St." 3pm. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. "Bang Bang!" 2pm. Saucy secrets unravel within this hilarious tale of passion among the French upper class, an adaptation of the Georges Feydeau farce Monsieur Chasse!. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. "Homebody" 4-5pm. $30. This one-act play has audiences in thrall to the Homebody, a hilariously literate British housewife whose obsession with an out-of-date guidebook to Afghanistan has made her desperate to flee her aloof husband, wayward daughter and the suffocating normalcy of life in London. Ancram Opera House, Ancram. (518) 329-0114. "La Cage Aux Folles" 2pm. $40/$36/$32. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. "Oliver!" 7:30-9:45pm. $20/$10 seniors, children & military. Greenwood Lake Theater presents “Oliver!" Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake. (347) 480-8134. "Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007. "Spamalot" 4 & 8pm. $10-$36. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292. "Welcome to Night Vale" 7-9pm. $25+. The Hudson Valley-based creators and stars of the renowned podcast Welcome to Night Vale bring their live show to the Spiegeltent. Offering a special preview of a new show before heading off on an international tour, they offer a community radio-style update from the deceptively eerie desert town of Night Vale. Spiegeltent, Annandale. 758-7900.
"Woman Before a Glass: A Play by Lanie Robertson" 2pm. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Jean-Michel Pilc: Jazz Masterclass 10:30am. $10. Registration required. Hudson Jazzworks Studio, Hudson. (518) 822-1640.
MONDAY 13 FILM Moonlit Movie Monday: Hook 8:30pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922.
HEALTH & WELLNESS Alzheimer’s Support Group 4-6pm. Starr Library, Rhinebeck. 876-4030.
KIDS & FAMILY Mindful Creativity Art Camp 3:30-5:30pm. $125 per session/$200 for both weeks. Discover the creative. Ages 4-13. Sunflower Art Studios, Gardiner. 419-5219.
MUSIC American Idol: Live! 2018 8pm. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334. Dave Anthony 6pm. Rock from the 50s and 60s. Smoke Haus, Hopewell Junction. 226-9934.
THEATER Met Opera: "Turandot" 6:30pm. $25/$20 members and seniors/$15 students. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. "Spamalot" 2 & 7pm. $10-$36. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Handmade Paper and Encaustic 9am-5pm. $800. Through Aug. 17. Collaborative workshop with R&F Handmade Paints and the Women’s Studio Workshop. The Gallery at R&F, Kingston. 331-3112. Musical Theatre Workshop with Denise Summerford 10am-3pm. $40. Grades 5-12. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Technical Theatre Workshop with Josh Christensen 10am-3pm. $30. Grades 5-12. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES The ABCs of Writing for Children: Karen Orloff and Della Ferreri 11:30am-3pm. $185. New 2-week class forming. Have you always wanted to write for children? This class will cover how to get ideas, how to structure a story, creating great characters, revision techniques, writing query and cover letters, submitting to editors, and more. In-class exercises and manuscript critiques. Bring your own brown bag lunch and beverage, as we will take a break during each session for informal discussion. Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook. 234-0685.
WEDNESDAY 15 BUSINESS & NETWORKING Navigating The Cycle of Success 6-8pm. We will identify strengths and gifts, raise levels of self-awareness and learn new techniques that can be immediately applied in the workplace, business and everyday life. Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, Poughkeepsie. 363-6432.
MUSIC The Beach Boys 7pm. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Our Latin Thing 7:15pm. $8/$6 members. Local documentarian Leon Gast captures the brightest lights of the 1970s New York City salsa scene as the Fania All-Stars perform for an enthusiastic audience at the Cheetah Lounge. Q&A with filmmaker. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989. Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions 7pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. West Point Band’s Benny Havens Band 6:30pm. This evening of superb music features everything from classic rock and pop to old school hip-hop and R&B—and of course, patriotic favorites you know and love. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hyde Park. Historichydepark.com. True Storytelling with TMI Project 7-9pm. Lace Mill resident-artists share their true, personal perspectives with you, uncovered through a 10-week storytelling workshop with TMI Project. The performance will be followed by a Q & A with the storytellers and representatives from TMI Project. The workshop and performance is hosted by The Lace Mill and TMI Project and sponsored by RUPCO. The Lace Mill, Kingston. Tmiproject.org/performances.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Improvisation! with Denny Dillon 10am-2pm. $30. Grades 7-12. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.
TUESDAY 14 KIDS & FAMILY Wassaic Project Teen Screenprint Camp 9am-3pm. $50-$100. In this five-day workshop, students ages 13-18 will not only gain a technical understanding of screenprint, but also be introduced to its practical, professional, and artistic applications by the Wassaic Project Print Fellow instructor. The Wassaic Project, Wassaic. (855) 927-7242.
LECTURES & TALKS Monthly Open House with Dharma Talk Second Tuesday of every month, 7pm. free. Shambhala Buddhist teachers talk on a variety of topics at our Open House. Second Tuesday of every month, after community meditation practice. Meditation: 6-7pm, Talk 7pm, followed by tea, cookies, and converation. Sky Lake Lodge, Rosendale. 658-8556.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Solidarity Thursday Third Thursday of every month, 8-10pm. Join us at the Beverly on the third Thursday of each month during the popup queer bar “Pansy Club,” where the Center offers discussion, materials and tips on how to take action for LGBTQ+ justice. The Beverly, Kingston. 331-5300.
COMEDY Clove Creek Dinner Theater Presents: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery 6-10pm. $50. Clove Creek Dinner Theater, Fishkill. 202-7778.
FILM Atlantic City $10. Ottaway Film Center, Annandale-onHudson. Bard.edu.
David Kraai 7-10pm. David Kraai swings by to dole out two sets of fine country folk music. Keegan Ales, Kingston. 331-2739.
Todd the Wet Sprocket 8pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922.
Donna the Buffalo 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185.
From Mambo to Hip-Hop Benefit Screening The horrors that have beset Puerto Rico over the last year in the wake of hurricane Maria and the current administration’s underwhelming response to the aftermath are nothing short of mind-boggling. To raise awareness of the crisis and generate much-needed assistance funds for the victims of the disaster, Kingston’s historic Old Dutch Church is holding a benefit event highlighted by a screening of the 2006 documentary From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale on August 4 at 2pm. Produced by Henry Chalfant, From Mambo to Hip-Hop chronicles the creation of the New York salsa sound and features the music and performances of such icons as Angel Rodríguez, Benny Bonilla, Bobby Sanabria, Bom 5, Carlos “Charlie Chase” Mandes, Clemente “Kid Freeze” Moreno, Curtis “Caz” Brown, David Gonzalez, Eddie Palmieri, Emma Rodríguez, Ray Barretto, Willie Colón, and many others. Money raised from the screening will go to the UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery program to support Puerto Rico. From Mambo to Hip-Hop will be screened at Old Dutch Church in Kingston, followed by a post-film DJ set with Manuel Blas on August 4 at 2pm. Suggested donations are $5, $10, or $20. (845) 344-7309. —Peter Aaron
Matt Finck’s “Fat Mink” CD Release 8pm. Jazz funk. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Peter Livingston Holsapple 6-7:30pm. Peter was the singer and songwriter for The dB’s, the seminal 1980s jangle-pop band from Winston-Salem, NC; and a member of Americana supergroup the Continental Drifters in the 1990s. Bring a blanket, chair and a picnic, children are welcome. Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown. Friendsofclermont.org. Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox 7:30pm. $77-$115. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. West Point Band 7:30pm. Will celebrate the veterans of the Long Island State Veterans Home and all of the men and women who serve with an exciting concert experience featuring a diverse mix of music and patriotic favorites. West Point Military Academy, West Point. Usma.edu. Spamalot 2pm. $10-$36. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Acting Workshop with Brendan Burke 10am-3pm. $30. Ages 15+. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Library Knitters Third Thursday of every month, 7-8pm. Sit and knit in the beautiful Gardiner Library. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255.
FRIDAY 17 DANCE Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre: Middlegame and Romanesco Suite 8pm. $35/$30 members/$10 students. Known for his striking blend of theatricality and musicality, Týnek employs tactics of game strategy and seduction, taking inspiration from the game of chess and 19th century café life. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.
John Jasperse's "Hinterland" 8pm. A varied group of dancers, including Jasperse, come together with a commissioned score by Hahn Rowe, to build a micro-community, where dance is both celebration and a refuge from the wreckage of culture and history. Hudson Hall, Hudson. Lumberyard.org/summer.
FOOD & WINE Friday Night Food Trucks 5-8pm. Millbrook Winery, Millbrook. Millbrookwine.com/events/foodtruck-fridays/. Taste NY at Todd Hill Outdoor Farmer’s Market 2-6pm. Enjoy authentic NY made products from local vendors. Taste NY at Todd Hill, Poughkeepsie. 849-0247.
MUSIC The Anthem Band 8pm. Roots. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Cabaret featuring Maureen Morrissey and Dave Myers 6-9pm. Hosted by Donnan Sutherland. Speakeasy @ Orchard Hill, New Hampton. 374-2468. Datura Road CD Release 9:30pm. Dogwood, Beacon. 202-7500. David Kraai with Chris Macchia 8pm. Country. 8-11pm. David Kraai swings by to dole out two sets of fine country folk music with the help of Chris Macchia slapping that upright country bass. Station Bar & Curio, Woodstock. 810-0203. Don Byron 8pm. Colony, Woodstock. Colonywoodstock.com. The Folk Traditions of the Russian Empire 8pm. $25-$60. Part of Bard Music Festival: “Rimsky-Korsakov and His World”. Concert with commentary. An exploration of the use of folk materials in classical music, from the Lvov/Pratsch Collection (1790/1806) on Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” Quartets through Balakirev/Rimsky-Korsakov to Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.
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gods, Mx. Viv “trannels” their inner witch to explore the realms of masc rock and teen lust. Spiegeltent, Annandale. 758-7900. Clove Creek Dinner Theater Presents: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery 6-10pm. $50. Clove Creek Dinner Theater, Fishkill. 202-7778.
DANCE Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre: Middlegame and Romanesco Suite 8pm. $35/$30 members/$10 students. Known for his striking blend of theatricality and musicality, Týnek employs tactics of game strategy and seduction, taking inspiration from the game of chess and 19th century café life. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.
Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Begun nine years ago as a small festival in Warwick, the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival has grown into a four-day extravaganza spanning the region. Since its inception, the festival has presented 131 performances from Kingston to Montgomery, Greenwood Lake, Peekskill, Pine Island, Croton on Hudson, Warwick to Chester, and Sugar Loaf. This year’s installment, which takes place from August 9-12 features dozens of acts, from big band to gypsy jazz, fusion, bop, cool jazz and an array of vocalists. Highlights from 2018 include the Gabrielle Tranchina Group (Warwick Center for the Performing Arts, August 10); the Mobius Band with Pete and Tony Levin (August 11, Warwick Village Green); and Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Band (August 11 at Orange County Hops in Walden). Hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org
The Hot Sardines 8:30-10pm. $40+. We’re opening up the Spiegeltent dance floor for the sizzling return of hot-jazz darlings, The Hot Sardines. Music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy and rollicking sound. Get ready to dance into the season’s closing weekend as the ever-pleasing ensemble effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. Spiegeltent, Annandale. 758-7900. Jane Lee Hooker Band 8pm. Blues rock. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Blues on Broadway: Jeremy Baum 7-10pm. $20/$15 in advance. Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, Newburgh. 784-1199. Joe Medwick & Friends “Memphis to Montreal” 8pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Magic Dick & Shun Ng 8pm. $29.50. . The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Singer Songwriter Music Series 7:30-9pm. $10. ARTBar Gallery, Kingston. 338-2789. Singer-Songwriter Showcase 8pm. $6. Acoustic Music by three outstanding singer-songwriters and musicians at ASK GALLERY, 97 Broadway, Kingston 8-10:30 pm Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Kingston. 338-0311. Thunderhead Organ Trio 8pm. Jazz. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.
THEATER "42nd St." 8pm. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. CHRONOGRAM.COM These listings do not include weekly recurring events, such as classes that take place every Wednesday, for example. Visit Chronogram.com for events updated daily, recurring weekly events, and staff recommendations. You can also upload events directly to our Events database at Chronogram.com/submitevent.
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"Bang Bang!" 8pm. Saucy secrets unravel within this hilarious tale of passion among the French upper class, an adaptation of the Georges Feydeau farce Monsieur Chasse!. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. "La Cage Aux Folles" 7:30pm. $40/$36/$32. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. "Oliver!" 7:30-9:45pm. $20/$10 seniors, children & military. Greenwood Lake Theater. Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake. (347) 480-8134. "Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007. "Spamalot" 2 & 8pm. $10-$36. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Acting for TV & Film with Wayne Pyle of Hudson Valley Casting 10am-3pm. $30. Grades 7-12. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Cigar Box Guitar 6-9pm. $275/$235 HRMM members. Try your hand at this historic stringed instrument! This small guitar is made with a wooden cigar box as the resonator. In just an evening and a morning, you can build your own, working cigar box guitar. 2nd session is Aug. 18, 10am2pm. Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston. 265-8080. CircleSongs Through Aug. 24. Enter the circle with vocal virtuoso Bobby McFerrin. Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck. (800) 944-1001.
SATURDAY 18 COMEDY Boys In The Trees: Justin Vivian Bond Sings All The Young Dudes 8:30-10pm. $45+. After years of covering female singer-songwriters, Mx. Bond takes a change of course for the Spiegeltent’s closing night. Rather than singing songs from idols Vivian wants to be, it’s time for an evening of music from people Vivian wants to be… with! From teen idols to rock
John Jasperse's "Hinterland" 7pm. A varied group of dancers, including Jasperse, come together with a commissioned score by Hahn Rowe, to build a micro-community, where dance is both celebration and a refuge from the wreckage of culture and history. Hudson Hall, Hudson. Lumberyard.org/summer.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS Hutton Fare A custom marketplace celebrating food, beverages, and handmade and packaged products from around the Hudson Valley. Hutton Brickyards, Kingston. Huttonbrickyards.com/huttonfare. Walker Valley’s Shawangunk Day 10am-4pm. Festivities will take place at several locations along Route 52 and Marl Road, including: the firehouse, the schoolhouse, Charlie’s Walker Valley Auto, The Mountain View Church, Walker Valley Vet, and the Cobblestone. Walker Valley’s Shawangunk Day, Walker Valley. Walkervalleyny.wixsite.com/walker-valley.
FOOD & WINE Fried Chicken Picnic Supper 5-8pm. $24. The Bees Knees Café at Heather Ridge Farm, Preston Hollow. (518) 239-6234.
KIDS & FAMILY Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration noon. Your friends from Sesame Street are throwing a celebration and the whole neighborhood is invited. Join in the excitement, laughter and music of Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922. 6th Annual Fair Street Reformed Church Classic Car Show 11am-3pm. Cars galore! Music by DJ Brian, food, vendors, rafﬂes, 50/50 and more. A fun day for the entire family. Proceeds to beneﬁt the ﬁght against Domestic Violence & Local Missions. Fair Street Reformed Church, Kingston. 338-7722.
LECTURES & TALKS Artist Spotlight: Marilyn Price, Ceramics 11am-6pm. Meet with artists and crafts people working in a variety of materials. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. 679-2079. Russia Under Western Eyes 10am-noon. A panel discussion. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7003.
MUSIC Big Blood with Sowndhauz 8pm. $10. Big Blood, a “phantom fourpiece”, is actually a three-piece that sounds like a ten-piece. Sowdhauz is an electro-lingo duo comprised of Matt Harle, music, and Edwin Torres, words. Quinn’s, Beacon. 202-7447. Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis 11am. Old style swingin’ blues. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. David Kraai with Larry Packer 8:30-11pm. David Kraai swings by to dole out two sets of fine country folk music with the help of Larry Packer on fiddle. Grand Cru Beer and Cheese Market, Rhinebeck. 876-6992.
Domestic Music Making in Russia 1pm. $40. Part of Bard Music Festival: “Rimsky-Korsakov and His World”. Piano works, romances, and arias by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and family; Anton Rubinstein (1829-94); Alexander Borodin (1833-87); César Cui (1835-1918); Yuliya Veysberg (1878-1942), and others. 1pm talk, 1:30pm concert. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7003. Glenn Tilbrook (of Squeeze) 8pm. Colony, Woodstock. Colonywoodstock.com. Fred Zepplin 8pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Hippiefest 2018 8-10pm. Let your freak flag fly, once again, as the immensely popular Hippiefest tour featuring Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer. Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Badfinger returns to celebrate an incredible era in music and American culture. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039. Kansas 8pm. Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC), Kingston. 339-6088. Kick: The INXS Experience 8pm. $24/$19. Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. (800) 745-3000. Kyiv $35. Fundraising concert. Featuring Nazar Pylatyuk, violin, Natalia Khoma, cello, and Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano, will play works by Mozart, Schubert and others. Grazhda Concert Hall, Jewett. Grazhdamusicandart.org. Nationalism and Exoticism 7pm. $25-$75. Part of Bard Music Festival: “Rimsky-Korsakov and His World”. Preconcert talk at 7pm, concert at 8pm. Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson. Come Together: Barb Jungr & John McDaniel Perform the Beatles 8:30-10pm. $30. Jungr partners with another cabaret titan, John McDaniel, to deliver an internationally acclaimed show based on their 2016 album of the same name. Ancram Opera House, Ancram. (518) 329-0114. NYSM Rock Camp Session 3 Final Concert 12-2pm. It’s time to hear what the kids have been working on. Rock Camp bands are rehearsed for 2 weeks, four hours a day, just them and their coach. After the two weeks are up, they play an epic final concert at a local venue. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. The Ray Blue Quartet 8pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. West Point Band’s Benny Havens Band: Red, White, and Country 7:30pm. West Point Military Academy, West Point. Usma.edu.
THEATER "42nd St." 8pm. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. "Bang Bang!" 8pm. Saucy secrets unravel within this hilarious tale of passion among the French upper class, an adaptation of the Georges Feydeau farce Monsieur Chasse!. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. "La Cage Aux Folles" 7:30pm. $40/$36/$32. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. "Oliver!" 7:30-9:45pm. $20/$10 seniors, children & military. Greenwood Lake Theater. Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake. (347) 480-8134. "Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007. "Spamalot" 8pm. $10-$36. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292.
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OUTDOORS & RECREATION
Beginning Loop-in-Loop Chain Making 10am-4pm. Hudson Valley Silverworks, Kingston. Hvsilverworks.com.
D&H Canal High Falls Flea Market 9am-4pm. Grady Park, high falls. 810-0471.
Playwriting Workshop with Melisa Annis 10am-3pm. $30. Open to all ages. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.
Go Flower Go Workshop 10am-4pm. $10. An informative wildflower walk, exploring a different ecosystem on the Byrdcliffe campus, focusing on genera in bloom. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. 679-2079.
SUNDAY 19 COMEDY Clove Creek Dinner Theater Presents: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery 6-10pm. $50. Clove Creek Dinner Theater, Fishkill. 202-7778.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS Hutton Fare A custom marketplace celebrating food, beverages, and handmade and packaged products from around the Hudson Valley. Hutton Brickyards, Kingston. Huttonbrickyards.com/huttonfare.
FILM The House of Mirth $10. Ottaway Film Center, Annandale-onHudson. Bard.edu.
MUSIC Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts Travel Band CD Release “Detained in Amsterdam” 8pm. Blues & ballads. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Live Jazz and More 5-8pm. $30. Nancy Tierney & the Boys (jazz-centric pop), artwork by Eric Archer & Barbara Bash, and an opportunity to meet, greet, and relax. Proceeds benefit programs of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, presenter of the 22nd Annual Fall for Art in Sept. ARTBar Gallery, Kingston. 338-8131. Maverick Chamber Music Festival: Amernet String Quartet 4pm. $30/$45 reserved/$5 students. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Maverickconcerts.org. O.A.R. Joined by special guest Matt Nathanson. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922. One Quirt Plunge Presents: country/…/city/…/ 5pm. country/.../city/.../ explores the uniqueness of Valley’s rural and urban landscapes through sound; juxtaposed with “found sounds” and recordings from across the Valley are four works commissioned by One Quiet Plunge, composed by Vinnie Martucci, Caroline Mallonée, Hannah Selin, and Mark Dziuba. Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. 831-4988. Rumors: Fleetwood Mac Tribute 7pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. The Russian Choral Tradition 10am. $40. Part of Bard Music Festival: “Rimsky-Korsakov and His World”. Performance with commentary; with the Bard Festival Chorale, conducted by James Bagwell Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7003. The Spectacular Legacy of Rimsky-Korsakov 1pm. $40. Part of Bard Music Festival: “Rimsky-Korsakov and His World”. Pre-concert talk at 1pm, concert at 1:30pm. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7003. The Tsar’s Bride 3:30pm. $25-$75. Nikolai RimskyKorsakov (1844-1908), The Tsar’s Bride (1898). Pre-concert talk at 3:30pm, concert at 4:30pm. Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.
"42nd St." 3pm. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. "Bang Bang!" 2pm. Saucy secrets unravel within this hilarious tale of passion among the French upper class, an adaptation of the Georges Feydeau farce Monsieur Chasse!. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. "La Cage Aux Folles" 2pm. $40/$36/$32. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. "Oliver!" 7:30-9:45pm. $20/$10 seniors, children & military. Greenwood Lake Theater. Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake. (347) 480-8134. "Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007. "Spamalot" 4 & 8pm. $10-$36. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Thick Walled Bezels 10am-4pm. With Lisaa Queeney. Hudson Valley Silverworks, Kingston. Hvsilverworks.com.
MONDAY 20 MUSIC Dave Anthony 6pm. Rock from the 50s and 60s. Smoke Haus, Hopewell Junction. 226-9934. Jenny Scheinman’s & Allison Miller’s Parlour Games 8pm. Swingin’ edgy neo jazz. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.
SPORTS 20th Annual Willie Carter Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Golf Tournament 9am-6pm. $150. 18-hole competition, free BMW car hole-in-one prize, helicopter golf ball drop with prizes, breakfast, buffet dinner, food and beverages on course, silent auction, numerous trophies. West Hills Country Club, Middletown. 838-7848.
THEATER Spamalot 2 & 7pm. $10-$36. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292.
TUESDAY 21 FAIRS & FESTIVALS 173rd Dutchess County Fair $25 to ride all day.Sold-out 7:30pm show by Kane Brown. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. Dutchessfair.com.
FILM Moonlit Movie Monday: Stars Wars: The Last Jedi 8:30pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922.
HEALTH & WELLNESS Community Holistic Healthcare Day 4-8pm. Offered on a first-come first-served basis, offered by a variety of practitioners. Marbletown Community Center, stone ridge. Ww.rvhhc.org.
John Jasperse's "Hinterland" 1pm. A varied group of dancers, including Jasperse, come together with a commissioned score by Hahn Rowe, to build a micro-community, where dance is both celebration and a refuge from the wreckage of culture and history. Hudson Hall, Hudson. Lumberyard.org/summer.
Esopus Creek Puppet Suite Arm-of-the-Sea, Saugerties resident practitioners of puppet magic, return to the waterfront for its annual anarchic spectacle, the Esopus Creek Puppet Suite. This year’s openair pageant will feature larger-than-life papier-mache characters, shadow projections, masked dancers and live music woven into a mythic string of stories conjured from a single patch of Creekside real estate. The congenial ghosts of Connie and Madeline Lynch—former proprietors of Lynch’s Marina—will rise from the grave to guide the audience through an evening of reveries and revelations. The suite will be performed at 8pm on August 17, 18, and 19 at Tina Chorvas Park on the Saugerties waterfront. Bring your own seating. Suggested admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for a family of four. (845) 246-7873; Armofthesea.org.
KIDS & FAMILY
Coloring Night with Hudson Valley Tattoo Co Third Tuesday of every month, 6-9pm. Join us for a free night of relaxation, zen, fun all through the magic of some coloring. Add some color to exclusive artwork and illustrations from the artists over at Hudson Valley Tattoo Company, including Mike Shishmanian Jason Carpino Diego Martin, Rick Lohm and more. We’ll have some crayons, markers and more on-hand but you are welcome to bring your own crayons/markers/ whatever as well. Darkside Records, Poughkeepsie. 452-8010.
A Staged Reading of "The Amazing Sunshine Traveling Medicine Show" 8pm. Including Further Development, of the original musical by C.C. Loveheart & John Simon. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.
LITERARY & BOOKS Meet Cookbook Author Lena Hilliard 6:30pm. Dishes for Libby: Gluten Free Soul Food Treats which includes 25 tantalizing entrees, 20 delectable side dishes and 10 fresh, healthy juice infusions. East Fishkill Community Library, Hopewell Junction. 226-2145.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Oil Portrait Painting 4-8pm. Instruction by Drew Miller. Registration required. Gallery at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck. 876-1655.
WEDNESDAY 22 FAIRS & FESTIVALS 173rd Dutchess County Fair $10 all-day admission. 7:30pm show by The Wallflowers. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. Dutchessfair.com.
MUSIC Dave Mason and Steve Cropper 7:30pm. $75/$49.50/$39.50. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Guitar Legend Dick Dale 7pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Leeroy Stagger & The Rebeltone Sound 8pm. Ever-evolving fusion of roots, rock and pop. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Poet Gold’s POELODIES 7pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.
Soft Books: Sewn Encaustic Monotypes on Encaustiflex 9am-5pm. $550. Through Aug 24. With Leslie Giuliani. The Gallery at R&F, Kingston. 331-3112.
THURSDAY 23 CULINARY Slow Food Italian Style Cooking Demo & Tastings 6:30pm. Chefs Giosue “Rino” Silvestro and Giacomo Paladino arrive straight from Naples, Italy to bring local ingredients and “food is love” to the forefront. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922. 173rd Dutchess County Fair $25 to ride all day, $7 admission after 5pm. 7:30pm show by Chris Lane. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. Dutchessfair.com.
MUSIC Eliot Lewis 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Natalie Forteza 8pm. Neo soul jazz. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Tribal Harmony: Native American Culture Series 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.
FRIDAY 24 DANCE Bang Group: Mouthful of Shoe 8pm. $35/$30 members/$10 students. Comic enthusiasm with a blend of tap, body percussion, vaudeville, ballet and contemporary dance. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.
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Charleston Workshops with Nelson & Emily 6:30-7:30pm. $20. There are so many fun ways to travel along in side-byside Charleston! From transitioning into hand-to-hand to taking off into airplane, we’ll add variation to these versatile steps. Emily Vail & Nelson Rodriguez. Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, Poughkeepsie. 454-2571. Ishmael Houston-Jones & Miguel Gutierrez 8pm. Houston-Jones and Gutierrez perform "Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd." Hudson Hall, Hudson. Lumberyard.org/summer. Swing Dance to the 455’s 7:30-11pm. $15/$10 full time students. The 445’s play a high energy mix of Chicago blues, swing and rock’n’roll. No partner needed. Co-sponsored by MVP Healthcare & HVCD. Beginners’ lesson 7:30. Performance 9:30. Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, Poughkeepsie. 454-2571.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS 6th Annual Summer Hoot A 3-day a down-home, multi-generational celebration of live roots music, local food & crafts, and the joyful spirit of this amazing community where the Catskills meet the Hudson River Valley. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333. 173rd Dutchess County Fair 7:30pm show by Kip Moore. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. Dutchessfair.com. Huichica Hudson Music Festival 3pm. $30-$100. Presented in partnership between Sonoma’s Gundlach Bundschu Winery, (((FolkYEAH!))), and Chaseholm Farm, the three day all-ages festival will combine a hand-picked lineup of psychedelic surf rock, indie and folk acts with wines from Gundlach Bundschu, craft beers, and locally-sourced food from Chaseholm and its neighboring purveyors. Chaseholm Farm, Pine Plains. Huichica.com.
FOOD & WINE Friday Night Food Trucks 5-8pm. Millbrook Winery, Millbrook. Millbrookwine.com/events/foodtruck-fridays/. Taste NY at Todd Hill Outdoor Farmer’s Market 2-6pm. Enjoy authentic NY made products from local vendors. Taste NY at Todd Hill, Poughkeepsie. 849-0247.
MUSIC 311 & The Offspring with special guests Gym Class Heroes 7pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922. Datura Road 5:30pm. World. Yard Owl Craft Brewery, Gardiner. 633-8576. David Kraai with Chris Macchia 10pm-1am. David Kraai swings by this bar to dole out two sets of fine country folk music with the help of Chris Macchia slapping that upright country bass. 10pm. Country. Birdsall House, Peekskill. (914) 930-1880. Donnybrook Fair 7:30pm. $29.50. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Dylan Doyle Band 8pm. Blues/rock. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. The Everly Brothers Experience 7pm. Alternative. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. CHRONOGRAM.COM These listings do not include weekly recurring events, such as classes that take place every Wednesday, for example. Visit Chronogram.com for events updated daily, recurring weekly events, and staff recommendations. You can also upload events directly to our Events database at Chronogram.com/submitevent.
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Jeremy Baum HB3Trio 8pm. Blues. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. John Hiatt and The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth 8pm. $39/50-$59.50. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Lily Arbisser and Leo Treitler 8pm. $15/$13 memebrs. Songs by Schumann, Weill, Rachmaninoff, and Piazzolla. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. 679-2079. SlideAttack 6:30pm. The Peoples Park, Newburgh. 569-7398.
OUTDOORS & RECREATION Walkway @ Night: Moonwalk 7:30-9:30pm. Enjoy breathtaking twilight views from 212 feet above the Hudson River. Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie. 454-9649.
THEATER "Bang Bang!" 8pm. Saucy secrets unravel within this hilarious tale of passion among the French upper class, an adaptation of the Georges Feydeau farce Monsieur Chasse!. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. "Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007.
SATURDAY 25 COMEDY Colin Quinn: An Evening of Comedy 7pm. Colin Quinn headlines the 30th anniversary benefit for the Woodstock Land Conservancy. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. Woodstocklandconservancy.org. Bang Group: Mouthful of Shoes 8pm. $35/$30 members/$10 students. Comic enthusiasm with a blend of tap, body percussion, vaudeville, ballet and contemporary dance. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. Now My Hand Is Ready for My Heart: Intimate Histories 8-10pm. $15. Performed and created by Nicky Paraiso, this work explores how a community of artists adapts to aging, both individually and collectively, through theater and dance. Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper. 688-9893.
DANCE Ishmael Houston-Jones & Miguel Gutierrez 7pm. Houston-Jones and Gutierrez perform "Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd." Hudson Hall, Hudson. Lumberyard.org/summer.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS 6th Annual Summer Hoot A down-home, multi-generational celebration of live roots music, local food & crafts, and the joyful spirit of this amazing community where the Catskills meet the Hudson River Valley. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333. 173rd Dutchess County Fair Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. Dutchessfair.com. Grillsdale $25-$85. Festive evening of grilled food, live music, and culinary competition. Secures are the funkiest line-up of very creative chefs, breweries and purveyors. Roeliff Jansen Park, Hillsdalle. Huichica Hudson Music Festival 3pm. $30-$100. This three-day all-ages festival will combine a hand-picked lineup of psychedelic surf rock, indie and folk acts with wines from Gundlach Bundschu, craft beers, and locally-sourced food from Chaseholm and its neighboring purveyors. Chaseholm Farm, Pine Plains. Huichica.com.
Olana Summer Market 10am-5pm. $5 suggested. Local vendors, workshops and eateries will be parked at Olana State Historic Site, the home and 250-acre landscape designed by 19th century Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church. Come shop, discover, picnic, relax and enjoy the views. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. Olana. org/olana-summer-market/. Putnam County Wine & Food Fest 1am-6pm. $10- $27. Enjoy the best wine and spirits New York has to offer, plus live music, chef demonstrations, and great food! Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy savory foods while rocking to the rhythmic sounds of live music. Patterson Fire Department, Patterson. (800) 557-4185.
"Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Stone-on-Stone Setting Technique 10am-4pm. Two-day workshop with Lisaa Queeney. Hudson Valley Silverworks, Kingston. Hvsilverworks.com.
SUNDAY 26 COMEDY Monthly Open Mike Night 7:30-10pm. This event is open to all genres/modalities/talents. Hudson Valley Dance Depot, LaGrangeville. 204-9833.
KIDS & FAMILY
Music After Hours with The Wanda Houston Band 5-8pm. The Mount, Lenox, MA. (413) 551-5100.
Ishmael Houston-Jones & Miguel Gutierrez 3pm. Houston-Jones and Gutierrez perform "Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd." Hudson Hall, Hudson. Lumberyard.org/summer.
MUSIC “Catskills Supergroup” Summer Music Series 8-10pm. $25. Featuring the Catskills Supergroup, a mix of musical artists who have played with some of the greatest bands of our time. Performances will take place on the banks of the Esopus Creek, just behind Woodnotes Grille at the Emerson. Emerson Resort & Spa, Mount Tremper. 688-2828 ext. 0. Diana Oh in Concert 8:30-10pm. $30. A one-night concert of her original soul, pop, rock and punk songs. “Annie Sprinkle meets Penny Arcade meets Reno meets John Leguizamo.” After the performance, audience members are invited for an onstage sleepover. Ancram Opera House, Ancram. (518) 329-0114. Alexis Cole Ensemble 8pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Catskill Supergroup Jam 8pm. $30/$25 in advance. A mix of musical artists who have played with some of the greatest bands of our time. Emerson Resort & Spa, Mount Tremper. 688-2828. Ed Palermo Big Band’s “Lemme Take You to the Beach” 8pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Gary Solomon Plays Dylan 8pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Maverick Chamber Orchestra Concert 6pm. $30/$45 reserved/$5 students. A Leonard Bernstein 100th Birthday Fete. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Maverickconcerts.org. Mostly Chopin Piano Recital 8pm. $20/$15 seniors/$12 members/ students free. Played by Stanislav Khristenko. Grazhda Concert Hall, Jewett. Grazhdamusicandart.org. Music at the Grazhda Piano Recital 8-10pm. $20/$15 seniors/$12 members/ students free. “Mostly Chopin” concert played by Stanislav Khristenko. The Music and Art Center of Greene County, Jewett. (518) 989-6479. Swingeroos with Shira Averbuch 6:30pm. The Peoples Park, Newburgh. 569-7398. Hudson. (518) 828-1915.
OUTDOORS & RECREATION Sturgeon Moon Viewing 7:30-8:30pm. $5/members free. Join us on a special hike and experience Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill in a whole new light. Full moon hikes offer spectacular views of the moon and the Hudson Valley landscape. Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill, Rhinebeck. 876-4213.
THEATER "Bang Bang!" 8pm. Saucy secrets unravel within this hilarious tale of passion among the French upper class, an adaptation of the Georges Feydeau farce Monsieur Chasse!. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS 6th Annual Summer Hoot A 3-day music festival at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY (20 min from Woodstock.) It’s a down-home, multigenerational celebration of live roots music, local food & crafts, and the joyful spirit of this amazing community where the Catskills meet the Hudson River Valley. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333. 173rd Dutchess County Fair Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. Dutchessfair.com. Huichica Hudson Music Festival 3pm. $30-$100. Presented in partnership between Sonoma’s Gundlach Bundschu Winery, (((FolkYEAH!))), and Chaseholm Farm, the three day all-ages festival will combine a hand-picked lineup of psychedelic surf rock, indie and folk acts with wines from Gundlach Bundschu, craft beers, and locally-sourced food from Chaseholm and its neighboring purveyors. Chaseholm Farm, Pine Plains. Huichica.com. Olana Summer Market 10am-6pm. $5 suggested. Local vendors, workshops and eateries will be parked at Olana State Historic Site, the home and 250-acre landscape designed by 19th century Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church. Come shop, discover, picnic, relax and enjoy the views. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. Olana. org/olana-summer-market/. Putnam County Wine & Food Fest 11am-6pm. $10- $27. Enjoy the best wine and spirits New York has to offer, plus live music, chef demonstrations, and great food! Sample wines, spirits, ciders or beer from some of New York’s and beyond most renowned producers. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy savory foods while rocking to the rhythmic sounds of live music. Patterson Fire Department, Patterson. (800) 557-4185.
FILM National Theatre Presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 2pm. $12/$10 members. Captured live from the National Theatre in London, this critically acclaimed production has astonished audiences around the world and has received 7 Olivier and 5 Tony Awards. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.
MUSIC Assaf Gleizner The Peoples Park, Newburgh. FerryGodmother.com. The Chain Gang 7pm. Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon. 855-1300. Fishbone 8pm. Colony, Woodstock. Colonywoodstock.com. Joanne Shaw Taylor 7pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185.
Maverick Chamber Music Festival: Borromeo String Quartet 4pm. $30/$55 reserved/$5 students. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Maverickconcerts.org. Monthly Open Mike Night Fourth Sunday of every month, 7:309:30pm. Hudson Valley Dance Depot, LaGrangeville. 204-9833. Saints of Swing 11am. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.
THURSDAY 30 #poemsprosedialogue 7-10pm. $5. Calling All Poets Series presents #poemsprosedialogue a unique performance/salon experience for open mic participants and features to perform and discuss their work with fellow writers and attentive audience. Hosted by Mike Jurkovic and Jim Eve. Open mic sign up 6:45-7:15. Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon. 741-9702.
Trio of OZ: Omar Hakim & Rachel Z 8pm. Uber Jazz piano trio covers rock classics. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.
OUTDOORS & RECREATION
Shovels & Rope 8pm. $49. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.
Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour Last Sunday of every month, 1pm. $10/$5 under age 16/members free. Ulster County Visitors Center, Kingston.
THEATER "Bang Bang!" 2pm. Saucy secrets unravel within this hilarious tale of passion among the French upper class, an adaptation of the Georges Feydeau farce Monsieur Chasse!. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. "Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007.
MONDAY 27 MUSIC Dave Anthony 6pm. Rock from the 50s and 60s. Smoke Haus, Hopewell Junction. 226-9934.
TUESDAY 28 BUSINESS & NETWORKING Get to Your First Million in Sales 6-8pm. This workshop will provide a strategy to guide your business toward a secure, stable, and profitable future. Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, Poughkeepsie. 363-6432.
LITERARY & BOOKS Kate Walbert: "His Favorites: A Novel" 6pm. A book reading by New York Times bestseller Kate Walbert. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. Oblongbooks.com.
MUSIC Jean-Luc Ponty 7:30pm. Jazz/rock violin. Jean-Luc performs with his “Atlantic Years Band” featuring Wally Minko (keyboards), Jamie Glaser (guitar), Keith Jones (bass), and Rayford Griffin (drums). The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061.
WEDNESDAY 29 BUSINESS & NETWORKING Path to Entrepreneurship Program 6-8pm. Introduction to small business ownership, characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, what it takes to run your own business. Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, Poughkeepsie. 363-6432.
KIDS & FAMILY Jewelry Making for Kids 11am-2pm. 3-day workshop. Introduction to beading, wire-wrapping, and texturing. Hudson Valley Silverworks, Kingston. Hvsilverworks.com.
MUSIC Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions 7pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.
Chris O’Leary Band 8pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.
FRIDAY 31 FAIRS & FESTIVALS No Theme Performance Festival $20/night or $40/weekend. 7pm. More than 20 new artists share work in dance, theater, installation, visual art, comedy, and music. Cocoon Theatre, Poughkeepsie. Cocoontheatre.org.
FOOD & WINE Friday Night Food Trucks 5-8pm. Millbrook Winery, Millbrook. Millbrookwine.com/events/foodtruck-fridays/. Taste NY at Todd Hill Outdoor Farmer’s Market 2-6pm. Enjoy authentic NY made products from local vendors. Taste NY at Todd Hill, Poughkeepsie. 849-0247.
MUSIC Carolyn Wonderland 8pm. Opener: Baby Gramps. Blues. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. David Kraai with Josh Roy Brown 8-11pm. David Kraai doles out two sets of fine country folk music with the help of Josh Roy Brown on lap steel. The New York Resturant, Catskill. (518) 943-5500. The Fixx Beach Tour 8-10pm. $30/$40/$55. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039. Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy 7:30pm. $36. Two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy perform “Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond”- melding their individual styles into a whirlwind of traditional and contemporary music along with their band. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. The Reveries 8pm. Playing the Beatles, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.
THEATER "Bang Bang!" 8pm. Saucy secrets unravel within this hilarious tale of passion among the French upper class, an adaptation of the Georges Feydeau farce Monsieur Chasse!. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. "Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007.
SATURDAY 1 COMEDY Steve Martin & Martin Short 8pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS 11th Annual Otis Arts Festival 9am-3pm. Artisans and craftspeople of pottery, stain glass, paintings, photography, quilts, jewelry and much more. Musical entertainment by pianist Susan Aery. Food available for purchase. Farmington River Elementary School, Otis, MA. (413) 822-4554.
D&H Canal High Falls Flea Market 9am-4pm. Grady Park, high falls. 810-0471.
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LITERARY & BOOKS
Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice Showcasing the power and artful beauty of the human voice, this four-day event in the tiny-but-hip outpost of Phoenicia is one of the most anticipated music festivals in the region. PIFV grew out of “Opera Under the Stars,” a 2009 benefit concert and opera is still its constant thread, but this genre-spanning weekend has expanded to include jazz, musical theater, world music, and other styles. This year has “Sirens of Gospel” (August 30); Rossini’s “La Cambiale di Matrimonio” (August 4); Bizet’s “Carmen” (August 4). The festival finale, “Beauties of Broadway” features Broadway and television star Marissa McGowan singing favorites from the Great White Way backed by the festival orchestra. (August 5). Phoeniciavoicefest.org.
No Theme Performance Festival $20/night or $40/weekend. 7pm. More than 20 new artists share work in dance, theater, installation, visual art, comedy, and music. Cocoon Theatre, Poughkeepsie. Cocoontheatre.org.
"Bang Bang!" 8pm. Saucy secrets unravel within this hilarious tale of passion among the French upper class, an adaptation of the Georges Feydeau farce Monsieur Chasse!. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.
Chris Isaak 8-10pm. $50/$65/$75/$95. Singer/ songwriter. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039.
"Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007.
Jazz at the Maverick: Nilson Matta Brazilian Voyage Quartet 8pm. Considered one of the greatest bassists in the world, Grammy nominated Matta is a pioneer in the art of playing Brazilian jazz on an acoustic bass and has been a force in the evolution and popularity of Brazilian jazz. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Maverickconcerts.org. Matt Munisteri with bassist Danton Boller 8pm. $15. Utterly unique mix of original songs; re-imagined, beyond-obscure gems culled from a century of American Popular song. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048. West Point Band’s Labor Day Celebration 7:30pm. This annual favorite features performances from the Concert Band, Hellcats, and Benny Havens Band, topped off with a performance of 1812 Overture with live cannon fire and a magnificent fireworks display. Rain date Sept. 2. West Point Military Academy, West Point. Usma.edu. Woodstock Concerts on the Green 1-5pm. See website for specific artists and performance times. Village of Woodstock, Woodstock. Woodstockchamber.com.
OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS First Saturday Reception First Saturday of every month, 5-8pm. ASK’s openings are elegant affairs with wine, hors d’oeuvres and art enthusiasts. These monthly events are part of Kingston’s First Saturday art events. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Kingston. 338-0331.
OUTDOORS & RECREATION Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour First Saturday of every month, 1pm. $10/$5 under age 16/members free. Friends of Historic Kingston, Kingston. 339-0720.
SUNDAY 2 FAIRS & FESTIVALS Harvest Festival 11am. 20th Anniversary. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922. No Theme Performance Festival $20/night or $40/weekend. 3pm. More than 20 new artists share work in dance, theater, installation, visual art, comedy, and music. Cocoon Theatre, Poughkeepsie. Cocoontheatre.org.
MUSIC David Kraai & The Saddle Tramps with Larry Packer 3-6pm. David Kraai & The Saddle Tramps swing by in trio format to dole out two sets of the finest country rock this side of 1973. West Kill Brewing, West Kill. (518) 989-6001. Deep Purple and Judas Priest 8pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922. Maverick Chamber Music Festival: Trio Solisti 4pm. $30/$55 reserved/$5 students. Piano trio. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Maverickconcerts.org.
OUTDOORS & RECREATION D&H Canal High Falls Flea Market 9am-4pm. Grady Park, high falls. 810-0471.
THEATER "Bang Bang!" 2pm. Saucy secrets unravel within this hilarious tale of passion among the French upper class, an adaptation of the Georges Feydeau farce Monsieur Chasse!. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. "Romeo and Juliet" 5:30-7:30pm. $10. Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Outdoor Elizabethan Theater, Woodstock. 247-4007.
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August is retrograde season! The dozen days (August 7–18) during which Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto will all be retrograde are the celestial “dog days” of summer. The retrograde motion of planets is an illusion caused by the moving Earth passing other planets in their orbits, a phenomenon relative to our location on planet Earth. The planets of our solar system themselves do not actually reverse their orbits and travel backwards: it just looks like it from our vantage point. Nevertheless, the energetic manifestation of any planetary retrograde reflects a sense of energetic impedance, feeling “stuck,” or difficulty going forward. Which is why these dozen days in August calls for vacation time, whether it’s a getaway or stay-cation. Mercury is retrograde in the fabulously sparkly, warm, dramatic Fixed Fire sign of Leo until August 18. Leo roars when outraged and purrs when pleased. Probable manifestations include the giving and receiving of unsolicited advice, the exchange of stubbornly entrenched opinions, utterly avoidable misunderstandings, and hurt feelings due to wounded pride. Remember: Offense is taken, not given! “Avoid taking what doesn’t truly belong to you” is scalable and sensible advice for everyone during this transit. Mars retrograde stations Direct on August 27 at the final, “critical” degree of Capricorn, where it hovers until September 7. Structures both personal and societal will be stress-tested. The Solar Eclipse/New Moon in fiery, passionate Leo on August 11 makes a quincunx to power-player Pluto in Capricorn, challenging concepts of authority, leadership, responsibility, and ownership. Relief comes on August 26 when the Full Moon—in sensitive, emotionally porous Pisces—invites you for a moonlight dip in the healing, balmy waters of transcendence and acceptance. Take the plunge into the sea of possibilities and say “yes” to what’s best for your heart.
(March 20–April 19) Hotheaded. Rash. Impulsive. Mars-ruled Aries, are you tired of being a cliché? Show the world that you can’t be categorized that easily when Venus opposes your Sun in her home sign of Libra on August 5. Venus is to Mars what chocolate is to peanut butter: an irresistible combination. You’ll be even more delicious after August 18, when Mercury Retrograde in Leo stations Direct. Suddenly, you’ll find the way to say what you’ve been struggling to express since late June. The Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Leo on August 11 is followed by Mars’s last-gasp retrograde into the last degrees of Capricorn on August 12, stationing Direct on August 27. This little dip into the Saturnian schoolmaster’s home territory is like a professional development course as Mars, your ruling planet, forces you to keep your credentials current. You’ll thank him later as your maturity upgrade is rewarded, publicly and privately.
Taurus (April 19–May 20) Has a gnawing fear of instability been eating you since Uranus entered your home sign of Taurus in mid-May? Fixed Earth Taurus does not like the status quo disrupted unless it benefits him personally. The proverbial boat will be rocked, but at least you have a chance to patch the holes you didn’t know were leaking. Uranus begins his retrograde in Taurus on August 7, returning to the last degrees of Aries by early January 2019 before stationing Direct again, returning to Taurus by early next March. You’ll cultivate faith and patience for the long haul. Great news: You get a do-over! Beginning on the last Quarter Moon in Taurus on August 4, you can rethink, reassess, and renegotiate all the decisions you’ve made since mid-March 2018. Your ruling planet Venus enters co-ruled Libra on August 6, supporting your diplomatic efforts, especially in the realm of partnerships involving shared resources.
Horoscopes Gemini (May 20–June 21) It’s fashionable in some circles to use “Gemini” as a verb, i.e. “He Geminied his way out of that one!” This usage reflects the mercurial superpower of talking one’s way into or out of any given situation. Do you feel you’ve misplaced your magic touch lately? Your ruling planet Mercury in retrograde Leo from July 25 to August 18 may have given you a raging case of braggadocio which you’re now regretting. Worse yet, unworthy others may have attempted to steal your own original ideas during your Retrograde-fueled uninhibited oversharing binge. Fear not, Gemini! The sigils of your superpowers will be returned to you after August 22, when the Sun enters Virgo, the “other” Mercury-ruled sign. You will appear invincible as you make the rounds, clearing up misunderstandings, setting the record straight, and collecting what’s yours— including your own ideas. Do not allow anyone to claim what rightly belongs to you.
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Cancer (June 21–July 22) Remember the film, It’s a Wonderful Life? August may feel like a visit from the bank examiner and Moon-ruled Cancerians might mistake themselves for Uncle Billy as Retrograde Mars briefly transits Capricorn, your solar opposite, between August 12 and September 9, joining both serious Saturn and powerful Pluto in their longer-term transits through Retrograde Capricorn. But wait! You can remember where you left the bank deposit! You’re not in the scariest of troubles: You have not lost emotional security. Sometimes all the hard work you’ve invested into building a solid foundation for your life is thrown off-balance through perceived threats to your key trigger words: “Food, Home, Mother, Money.” Keep Zuzu’s petals close to your heart to remind yourself that you are, in fact, safe. You’re not Uncle Billy in this story: you’re Clarence the angel, earning your wings by jumping into deeply emotional Cancerian waters to save what’s nearest and dearest to you.
(July 22–August 23) The King/Queen of the celestial jungle is experiencing Mercury’s Retrograde in Leo from July 25-August 18 much the same way as the lion regards hordes of buzzing flies swarming around hardearned prey: as a distracting annoyance to roar one’s way through. The trouble with roaring is that flies may have entered your open mouth, leaving an unpleasant taste behind. Mercury goes Direct in your sign on August 18, retracing his path through the end of the month, giving you the opportunity to spit out undigested flies or flat-out lies, especially the ones you may have told yourself when you’ve felt your authority challenged by Retrograde Mars in Aquarius, your solar opposite. The Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Leo on August 11 comes to shed light on what may have been obscured since early July. You shine brightest while using your tremendous charisma and personal power to lift others out of dark places.
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(August 23–September 23) Fun fact: Virgo is the largest constellation of the zodiac, and the second-largest (next to Hydra) constellation in the Milky Way galaxy! Just because you’re naturally modest does not mean you’re small. Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio makes you want to go big or go home, especially between August 1–6. Your ruling planet Mercury’s Retrograde in Leo July 25 to August 18 makes your famous analytical powers jump into melodramatic overdrive. The Sun enters your home sign on August 22, restoring your cool, rational self as Mercury goes Direct on August 18. The Pisces Full Moon on August 26 throws light on ways you would benefit from an upgrade in the faith department, giving you a crack at that brief but spectacular sensation of undifferentiated oneness with a loving and benevolent universe, particularly if you can spend the day of the Full Moon immersed in the arms of Mother Nature. Decolonize your mind!
Libra (September 23–October 23) You’re almost through the interminable doldrums. You’re reenergized as your ruling planet Venus comes home to Libra on August 6. Prepare to shock and surprise yourself when Venus conjuncts unpredictable Uranus in sensual Taurus (the “other” Venus-ruled sign) on August 9 by finding yourself attracted to someone significantly different from your regular cup of relationship tea. “Different” in this case may range from pleasantly unique to downright weird. Will you astonish yourself by discovering that the erratic can also be the erotic? Give yourself permission to experience sparks of chaotic joy outside your usual strict parameters of Libra’s beauty-conscious status quo. Normally you shy away from the prominent feet of clay a real-life human partner exhibits, preferring rose-colored glasses, or hiding from imperfections (your own included). August gives you the chance to find pleasure in the earthy and the real, rather than the untouchable ideal—both in yourself and your partner.
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(October 23-November 22) You’re giddy with joy since Jupiter went Direct in your sign on July 10, and why not? You’ve just completed a master class in emotional and spiritual deep-sea diving, resurfacing with pearls of wisdom you had to submerge deeply to discover within the oceans of your own self. Mars, the classical ruling planet of Scorpio, and Pluto, Scorpio’s modern ruler, are both in Capricorn August 12 to September 10, as is Saturn (Capricorn’s own ruler). This transit supports your urge to create a structure to contain these hard-won pearls of wisdom. You’ve been transformed in some way, elevated, and you need a way to present the new you. All this Capricorn energy supports initiating manifestation of your upgraded consciousness in the most concrete of ways during August. It’s time to plant, build, and sow. You’ve got all the materials and resources you need to recreate yourself in the image of your best potentiality right now.
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Your ruling planet Jupiter is Direct in Scorpio now, waking you from a dream in which someone who looks just like you stole all your credit cards and went on a mad spending spree, while promising outlandish commitments you couldn’t possibly fulfill. You’re overextended in every possible direction, like Bilbo Baggins, who said of himself after wearing the ring too many times: “I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.” The wonderful news is that Jupiter enters Sagittarius on November 8, at which time the miracles you await will, at long last appear to rescue you. Until then: Sober up, batten down the hatches, put your house in order, and get ready to party like it’s 2007 again (or 1995, 1983, 1971, or even 1960). Sun in Leo through August 22 and Mercury in Leo all month long, especially after stationing Direct on August 18, supports your Herculean efforts.
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(December 22-January 20) August’s message to you: avoid calcification by whatever means necessary. Strive to be supple, fight to be flexible, force yourself to bust through inertia and break on through to the other side. Retrograde Mars will dip into the final degrees of Capricorn from August 30 to September 9, joining Saturn and Pluto in your home sign. Pleasant surprises may be yours when Uranus in Taurus makes a sweet and supportive Earth-trine to Saturn, your ruling planet, all during the month of August. The Last Quarter Moon in Taurus on August 4 trines Pluto in Capricorn, providing surprisingly sensual emotional encounters throughout the day, making “play” in operative word in the phrase “power play.” Saturn in Capricorn until late 2020 puts you in the driver’s seat, your superb selfcontrol empowering you to build the life you want most for yourself on your own terms, so make sure your foundation is firm.
(January 20-February 19) Surprise! You’ve won a prize for surviving all the Aquarius-themed eclipse action of 2018! First the Sun in Aquarius eclipsed the Full “Super Moon” in Leo on January 31, followed by the Aquarius/ Aquarius Partial Solar Eclipse/New Moon of February 15, the Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon in Aquarius on July 27, and now the Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Leo, opposite the south node in Aquarius on August 11. Retrograde Mars in Aquarius has been running roughshod over your Sun all summer, exhausting both your patience and energy. Luckily, you’re a ninja with mad compartmentalization skills. File all the wear and tear you’ve endured into various categories (“‘B’ for the beating I took in the stock market, ‘M’ for the mistake I made dipping into my 401K,” etc.), and then dance by the bonfire as you burn them. Regrets will recede in your rearview mirror beginning August 27 and disappear beyond the horizon by mid-November.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) It’s not that you shouldn’t accept others for who they are; it’s that you must know how they actually are in the first place in order to accept them. Venus in Virgo opposite your Pisces Sun through August 5 stages an intervention, urging you to use buzz-killer concepts like “practicality” and “discernment” in your relationships. The Sun enters Virgo on August 22, seconding that emotion. Jupiter in Scorpio tightly trines your ruling planet of Neptune in Retrograde Pisces, counterintuitively bringing piercing clarity into previously cloudy situations. You’ve been given a pair of x-ray glasses and a see-through mirror! Use them to see yourself in a whole new light on August 26 as the Full Moon in Pisces makes a supportive sextile to Uranus in Taurus, illuminating every shadow and revealing the lurking monster’s fur is made of your very own fears. When you allow yourself to pet him, he dissolves into thin air. A practicing, professional astrologer for over 30 years, Lorelai Kude can be reached for questions and personal consultations via email (email@example.com) and her Kabbalah-flavored website is Astrolojew.com.
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Benny Merris, An Other Another 110, photograph, 2017. Benny Merris makes paintings that create sympathetic entanglements between nature and abstraction. His latest exhibition, “macrodaffodilia,” surveys Merris’s ecosystem of work and includes new photographs from the ongoing “An Other Another” series, in which Merris creates abstract paintings on his arm and photographs them in surrounding landscapes. The images are built with abundant color, rhythmic gradients, and architectural torque and oscillate between composure and wild abandon. “macrodaffodilia” will be shown at Jeff Baily Gallery in Hudson, August 4 through September 2. An opening reception will be held on August 4, from 6pm to 8pm. Portfolio: Bennymerris.com. Baileygallery.com.
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