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Mike Merenda and Philippe Petit in Tim Guinee’s One Armed Man, filmed in Ulster County. Photo by Robin Holland.

Home to A-list actors, renowned filmmakers, and experienced crew members, Ulster County has long been a destination for the industry. Now that the filmmakers can benefit from generous new tax credits, the County has become the most cost effective location to shoot in the Hudson Valley. It’s no surprise that filmmakers choose Ulster County.

The Ulster County Office of Economic Development and our partners help the film and television industry thrive every day. With inside knowledge of spectacular locations, diverse accommodations, and available technical expertise, we are your one-stop shop. What can Ulster do to help you plan your next shoot here? ulstercountyny.gov/work-here (845) 340-3556



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At Lindal we are very proud that for over 70 years we have been producing homes that are modern in spirit and warm in nature. At the heart of the Lindal Experience lives progress and tradition, inspiration and predictability – the cutting-edge architecture is delivered through the time-honored building systems of Lindal Cedar homes and backed by a lifetime structural warranty. Lindal Cedar Homes has designed and produced over 50,000 homes, built throughout the world in every climate, on every type of terrain, and in every regulatory environment. Since the introduction of its modern design program in 2008, Lindal has been the modern systems-built ‘prefab’ home of choice for our clients. We will be happy to speak with you about the services we offer, including free site evaluations and site visits, and our free Design Program.

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Road rage deaths increase, EPA scientists decrease, and other juicy tidbits.



Why is John Faso hiding from his consituents? Could it be the healthcare bill?



Augustine’s Nursery, and The Alternative Baker.

The New York Restaurant blends tradition and value in Catskill.





A photo essay by Hillary Harvey on the passions of kids in the Hudson Valley.

Telemedicine is calling—offering more choice and convenience in healthcare.



87 TASTINGS A directory of what’s cooking and where to get it. 88 BUSINESS DIRECTORY A compendium of advertiser services. 92 WHOLE LIVING Opportunities to nurture mind, body, and soul.


Food and garden blogger Kevin Lee Jacobs reveals his love for boxwoods.


30 This month: ArtBar, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Ars Choralis,

The home of Betty Choi and Craig Leonard, who are in the midst of renovating the historic Joyous Lake in Woodstock for their new restaurant, Silvia.

The scenery is stunning, sure, but the people are fantastic!

Bruce Lubman at Hummingbird Jewelers in Rhinebeck.










We know what you’re doing this summer, and it looks like this: Hudson Valley

Comprehensive listings of local events. (Updated daily at Chronogram.com.)

Shakespeare Festival, Storm King Art Center, Bard Summerscape, Soild


Sound, Powerhouse Theater, Summertide, Jacob’s Pillow, and more.


95 Magazzino, a new center for avante-garde Italian art, opens in Cold Spring. 97 One of Woodstock’s classic music venues is reborn as the Colony. 99 Teresita Fernandez confronts Frederic Church at Olana through November 5. 101 Tiny houses gather at the Ulster County Fairgrounds this month.

Nightlife Highlights include Isle of Klezbos, The Suitcase Junket, Donovan, The

102 The Shawangunk Wine Trail hosts the Bounty of the Hudson in New Paltz.

Britemores/The Purple Knif and Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan Duo.

103 The Gardiner Art Crawl combines three distinct events over one weekend.

Reviews of Bobby’s Previtte’s Mass, Brian Kastan’s Rolling the Dice on Life, and The Wood Brothers’ Live at the Barn.

78 BOOK REVIEWS Leah Habib reviews a bright assortment of picture books for our Young Readers Summer Roundup. James Conrad reviews Gail Godwin’s new novel, Grief Cottage, which explores the razor-thin line between this life and the next.

70 POETRY Poems by Owen Barrett, Benjamin Blake, Natalie Crick, D. E. Cocks,

104 Artists and artisans display their wares at the Rhinebeck Crafts Festival. 105 Marc Black and Happy Traum headline Rock and Resist in Bearsville.



Trump is not the problem. The problem is the enabling technology.



What’s in our stars? Eric Francis Coppolino knows.

Peter Coco, Lizz DeFeo, Aaron Gerry, Nicole Hill, R. S. Mason, Debra Monte, Meghan O’Brien, Christopher Porpora, Lisa Barnes Schwartz, Jessica Sommerfeldt, and William Teets. Edited by Phillip X. Levine.



112 PARTING SHOT Banished, a painting by Germantown-based artist Melora Kuhn.

Law professor, activist, and erstwhile Congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout in Rhinebeck.





BARDSUMMERSCAPE 2017 Seven inspired weeks of opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret set to the theme of the 28th Bard Music Festival, Chopin and His World.



Dances at a Gathering and other works by Robbins, Balanchine and Peck. Accompanied by live music.



A PINK CHAIR (IN PLACE OF A FAKE ANTIQUE) World Premiere Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte Engaging the work of visionary Polish artist and stage director Tadeusz Kantor.

845-758-7900 fishercenter.bard.edu


SPIEGELTENT Cabaret, jazz, and more



By Antonín Dvoˇrák American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein Directed by Anne Bogart Acclaimed for its original melodies and masterful choral writing, Dimitrij vividly depicts the intrigue and struggles for power in Russian society.


CHOPIN AND HIS WORLD An exploration of the life and times of Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin (1810–49).



Photo by ©Peter Aaron ’68/Esto.

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August 11–13 Chopin, the Piano, and Musical Culture of the 19th Century August 17–20 Originality and Influence An illuminating series of orchestral, choral, opera, and chamber concerts—as well as pre-concert talks and panel discussions—devoted to examining the life and times of the supreme “poet” of the piano, Fryderyk Chopin.

845-758-7900 | fishercenter.bard.edu Chopin’s Polonaise (Ball in Hotel Lambert in Paris), 1859 by Teofil Kwiatkowski, culture-images/Lebrecht




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5/17/17 4:32 PM

Shade Plant Experts Many gardeners find shade gardens a particular particula challenge, and many people believe that hostas (often munched by the deer) are their only option. But at Victoria Gardens in Rosendale, there are literally hundreds of shade plants to choose from. The plants at Victoria Gardens are divided into sections by the conditions in which the plants thrive. Victoria Gardens guarantees your gardening success by stocking the varieties of plants that will thrive in our climate. There is a shade section, which features ornamental staples like Heuchera. Heuchera comes in an endless assortment of leaf colors from deep purple to gold. And the deer resistant shade section boasts an even larger selection of options from the early blooming hellebore (pictured below) to multiple varieties of the Japanese painted fern, Japanese forest grasses, and dozens of varieties of epimedium. Victoria Coyne, the owner of Victoria Gardens has been landscaping in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years. It is her extensive experience and constant searching that allows her to curate so many varieties of perennials, trees, and shrubs that thrive in the shade.



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publicprograms The Songs of Trees

Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. Join the Cary Institute for a special presentation by biologist and nonfiction Pulitzer Prize finalist David George Haskell. Haskell will discuss his new book The Song of Trees. The event, cosponsored by the Open Space Institute, will be held in the Cary Institute auditorium. Books will be available for purchase by Merritt Bookstore. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Summer Ecology Camp and Art + Science Course Registration is now open.

Explore our 2,000 acre campus, conduct scientific investigations, learn about local natural history, and create artwork. Week-long sessions offered for students entering grades 2-12. Register online.

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Temple of the Great Fish sean andrew murray | pen, ink, watercolor | 2010


ean Andrew Murray is in the business of building worlds. As a concept artist, he creates illustrations that lay the groundwork for films, video games, comic books, and other media. His drawings have wrought universes and sagas; they’ve come to life as collectible figurines and 3-D suits for green screen animation. Though Murray has dabbled in film (with big name directors like Guillermo Del Toro), the majority of his projects have been in the video game industry. He has worked for EA Games and Lego and collaborated on online games such as Dungeons & Dragons and The Lord of the Rings. Murray has a line-oriented aesthetic—pen and ink with color added after. His biggest influences are other linework-heavy artists like French cartoonist Moebius, animator Hayao Miyazaki, and gothic powerhouse Ian Miller. Murray himself works almost entirely with a 3mm mechanical pencil, sketching intricate scenes then scanning them and painting them in Photoshop on a Cintiq art tablet. He is nonprescriptive about his creative method. “I tend to just start drawing and find what it is my imagination is showing me,” he says. “Then I’ll start to move the drawing in that direction. I like to go into it as an adventure.” The illustration Temple of the Great Fish started as a simple bell shape in Murray’s sketchbook, which reminded him of a fish pointing its head straight up. He asked himself where this fish was and why it would be in this position. Playing with scale and setting, he reached Fish Temple—a skyline sanctuary built around an ancient oracle. The full story of this character can be read in Murray’s Gateway:The Book ofWizards. The world of Gateway is Murray’s passion project—a sprawling city built by magic, set in a steampunk-y, prohibition era, where a kleptocratic ruling class has outlawed the common use of magic, prompting an underground resistance. Gateway: Uprising, a card/board game hybrid, is set to launch this summer. This fantastical world is a reflection of Murray’s lifetime of imagery and interests: magic, steam engines, urban architecture, sci-fi. “I love The Lord of the Rings and Dungeons & Dragons, but fantasy has all the same stuff in it—vast villages with castles. I wanted a fantasy world that was more of an urban setting. Gateway is as big or bigger than the cities in our own world, a place where amazing different creatures from far off lands converge—like a real city. There are so many stories you can tell with that.” “When I teach world building, I encourage people to look inward and see what their own influences and unique world view are, and ask, ‘What is that place that is only going to come to me and that only I can do how I imagine?’” A hand-embellished print of Temple of the Great Fish will be auctioned off at the Third Annual Art Auction to Benefit the O+ Festival, on June 6, from 6 to 9pm, at Boitson’s in Kingston. Portfolio: Seanandrewmurray.com. —Marie Doyon

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Reading & Writing Workshop June 23, 6:30 - 9:30 pm Boughton Place Writing Workshop 150 Kisor Road June 24, 9 am - 4 pm

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Registration Fee $225 (includes copy of book, Starlight & Error)


Clockwise from top left: Music producer Chris Hansen with sibling (and Luminary Media production manager) Sean Hansen; Luminary Media account coordinator Alana Sawchuk; Milea Estate Vineyard general manager Bruce Tripp; Kim McGrath, Executive Director of the Red Hook Chamber of Commerce; Bradley Quackenbush and Rhinebeck Mayor Gary Bassett; photographer Dana Matthews; Frank Gaglio of Barn Star Productions, Nellie Hill of Nellie Hill Events, and Theresa Palmer of I Kneaded This! Massage & Skin Care; Ralph Erenzo pours Tuthilltown Whiskey for realtor Abby Royce. Center, our panel: Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Claudia Cooley, Pat D’Antonio of Gallery@Rhinebeck, Mayor Gary Bassett, and Barbara Schreiber of Rhinebeck Department Store.

Photos by Richard A. Smith In anticipation of the Rhinebeck, Red Hook, and Tivoli Community Pages feature (see page TK), we hosted yet another Chronogram Conversations event at Terrapin in Rhinebeck in May. The room buzzed with regional influencers, ranging from Rhinebeck’s mayor, to art gallery and retail business owners, musicians, spirit and wine makers—and the Luminary Media business development team. The affable Brian K. Mahoney, Chronogram’s editorial director, led a group of panelists in a discussion that wove themes of development, tourism, and sustainability into the evening. Attendees sipped award-winning Milea wines, which are produced less than 10 miles from Rhinebeck, and snacked on Bread Alone’s freshly baked goods. Another treat: The founder of Tuthilltown Spirits, Ralph Erenzo, poured samples of his Hudson Baby Bourbon and Hudson Manhattan Rye whiskeys. (Kudos to Ralph; his “baby” was recently purchased by William Grant & Sons.) Our “Conversations” series is a roving vehicle for community leaders and creative types to air local issues in a friendly, social setting. The idea is to present a viewpoint, and encourage your friends and community members to join the chat over drinks. and continue these discussions After the Luminary Media team has drawn the curtain on our monthly event, we encourage these discussions to trickle out onto the streets, in cafes over a meal, or at the pub with a pint. To be invited to future Chronogram Conversations, please e-mail conversations@chronogram.com; the series will travel to Woodstock and Saugerties in July, Hudson and Catskill in August, and New Paltz in September. If you’re interested in spotlighting your business at these events—or in the pages of Chronogram—connect with Anne Wygal at anne.wygal@chronogram.com. We have posted a video from the Rhinebeck conversation at Chronogram.com/Rhinebeckconversation.

The conversation in the restaurant at Terrapin.


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Esteemed Reader of Our Magazine: I want to talk about patience. Not the kind of patience that is just a struggle with impatience, but real, engaged, wholehearted presence in the moment as it is. The kind of patience that is able to bear and stay with whatever is happening, including an event’s pace and content. In this direction, I know a boy, who happens to be my son, and who possesses a delicious zeal for whatever is at hand. When he becomes interested in something—playing the guitar, skateboarding, making oobleck—he pursues it with full passion. Once, the boy and I were riding our bikes side by side along a trail through the woods, talking. “I want a dirt bike so much it hurts,” he said. I wanted to laugh when he said that, because I remembered being seven and wanting something that much. Coincidentally, the object of my desire was also dirt bike. Go figure. In any case, I did not laugh. I just said “Hmm.” As I savored his state, I asked, “Where do you feel that in your body?” There was a long pause and I wondered if he would answer such an odd question, admittedly a left turn from the trajectory of his yearning. But he did. “In my solar plexus and chest,” he said, with a definiteness that surprised me. “What color is it?” I asked, hoping I wasn’t pushing my luck. “It’s like a kaleidoscope,” he said. “Red, yellow, green, blue, It just keeps changing.” “How does it feel to want something so much?” I asked. “Like I said, it hurts,” he said. “But it also feels kind of good.” “Can you just be there with that feeling?” I asked, but that was the limit. “Come on, Dad! I just want a dirt bike,” he said. “Okay,” I answered, “we’ll talk about it.” I thought about the question for a few days and when the time was right I asked him if he still wanted a dirt bike. “Yes!” “All right,” I said, “here are the conditions,” and I gave him three. First he should take a dirt bike-riding class; second, he must earn the money needed to buy a dirt bike himself; and third, to ensure he wouldn’t neglect his pedaling skills, he should ride his bicycle all the way from our home outside New Paltz to the top of Skytop. He received the requirements soberly, and then protested that he would never be able to ride his bike that far or make that much money. I assured him that he would at some point be able to ride his bike up the 12 miles of carriage trails past the Mohonk Mountain House to Skytop, and he could, if he wanted to, find a way to make the money. The next day as we walked along our street a neighbor called out to us and asked the boy if he wanted a job walking her dog. Thus began his career walking a huge, droll, drooling, lovable Bullmastiff named Big Marie. The dog was at least twice his weight and the boy joked without too much exaggeration that he needed a wheelbarrow to carry her poops back to the garbage pail. For a few months the boy walked Big Marie in heat and cold and every kind of weather, like a postman. He picked up her massive poops, and took good care of the dog. She was mild mannered, but would express understated enthusiasm with a few tail wags whenever he arrived to walk with her. Big Marie even cooperated when he trained her to pull him around on his skateboard. Come springtime we travelled to a dirt bike school, and the boy spent the day learning to drive the machine. Later, he made his first attempt at the long uphill bike ride but became dispirited when we got to the base of a series of steep ascents. We tried again a few weeks later and eventually we sat together, victorious, at the top of the Mohonk tower, from which it is said one can see seven states. (I have never been sure if this referred to geography or modes of consciousness). The boy had completed the tasks after several months of trying. I asked him how he felt. His answer was a single word. “Patient.” For me, this was a clue to the entry point for the elusive state of patience. It requires sacrifice, and work, and letting go. To achieve true patience requires an aim that is available in any moment, that provides a point of engagement, and that allows one to be at peace in the task. So often I find myself inwardly drumming my fingers, waiting for some event to conclude, already half-departed. Occasionally I wake up in the midst of these frustrating moments and see that this is my life and I have no other life, neither future nor past. I see that there is nowhere to go but where I am and I gather myself to be patiently present. In this way presence becomes both the goal and the means. Regardless of what is taking place I have an obligation in the name of presence to be present. —Jason Stern


Brian K. Mahoney Editor’s Note What the World Needs Now The Castle of the Pyrenees (Revisited) Wake and discover That you are in the appointed place at the appointed hour. The time has always been now. You have always been falling through these perceptions back to yourself— the stormy rain-drenched self that rattles in your grasp. I wrote those words I don’t know when. (A million years ago seems too soon for them.) When I plucked a Magritte print from a book of reproductions and made the painting a palette again. A song we sang about crashing, and blindness and perilous dreams of the sea. I see us so clearly in those lines, our silhouettes sharp in a forgotten snapshot uncovered in an attic shoebox with the sides bulged out.

The poem was for that night at the Chelsea Hotel, our first Valentine’s Day, 1995, back when you were, to me, a blank memoir a rococo frame built to contain the brilliance of an untested existence. I had rented a room— a Valentine surprise— and equipped the bare fridge with Champagne, the night stand with flowers, my pocket with a poem written on the No. 2 train between Borough Park and 42nd Street. I was late to meet you for the Albee play after placing a specific injunction upon you not to be tardy. At dinner afterwards, the couple next to us amicably negotiated their divorce. We rode in silence down 7th Avenue.

As I write this, on the morning of May 24, reality—always a bit of an odd bird—seems stranger than ever. The truth is called a liar on a daily basis. The president is a parody of a caricature of a performance of a drowning man who keeps putting stones in his pockets in order to save himself. Congress can get nothing done. Our own congressman, John Faso, is afraid to meet with his constituents, as Larry Beinhart notes (“Nobody Dies Because They Don’t Have Health Care,” page 29). The country feels more divided than ever—like headed-toward-civil-war divided. Overseas, young men continue to blow themselves up in crowds, killing dozens of others, to prove a point about holiness. Acrimony rules. May 24 is the date of the anniversary I share with Lee Anne. We first got together around this date back in 1994, and formally committed to each other in a ceremony on this date in 2003. Back then, I was more of a poet than I am now. But I was digging through my poetic belongings and came across something I wrote for Lee Anne right when we were first dating. At the time, I was playing around with writing poems directly on top of fine art prints. In this instance, I wrote on Magritte’s Castle of the Pyrenees, which features a fortress atop an

What happened in the Chelsea Hotel stays in the Chelsea Hotel, except for this: looking into the sepia-toned apartment windows across 23rd Street and trying to guess what shape the lives took as we watched people move room to room. As we tried to guess what shape we might take— if our fiery course would run headlong to consequence. Twenty-three years ago you entered my life and changed it forever. (I feel so odd and lucky to write that: Twenty-three years ago you entered my life.) You once wrote me: It is not possible to withhold my soul so that is does not touch on yours. All my fine phrases have nothing on this. Iconoclastic you. Implacable you. Irreplaceable you. You, you, you.

egg-shaped rock, hovering over a shoreline of crashing waves. The metaphor of the floating castle seems to be one of the impossible made possible—which is analogous to the success of a long relationship. Point being, cliché or not, what the world needs now is love. So I’ve written a love poem, using a bit of 20-year-old verse as a jumping-off point. The world needs all kinds of love besides eros—a little more agape would be nice—but on our anniversary, I offer you a look at a floating castle. Housekeeping First, a correction: last month, we mistakenly referred to Hudson Valley Brewery owner John-Anthony Gargiulo as “a former owner” of The Hop. Gargiulo worked there as a bartender for a time, but left to open Hudson Valley Brewery. Our apologies for the error. Second: Big props to former Chronogram art director Carla Rozman for sending Sean Andrew Murray’s artwork my way. Murray’s Temple of the Great Fish is featured on the cover this month. It takes a village, as the saying goes. If you know of anyone whose artwork should be on the cover of the magazine, please let me know. 6/17 CHRONOGRAM 25

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The Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed members of a major scientific review board. The dismissals came after the House passed a bill at the end of March that would include more coporate representation in the EPA. “This is completely part of a multifaceted effort to get science out of the way of a deregulation agenda,” said Ken Kimmell, the president of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Critics consider this act part of the Trump Administration’s plan to reduce academic research in climate change and to further promote business and industrial developments. Source: Washington Post Bacteria and viruses, long dormant and frozen in ice for thousands of years, are coming back to life due to climate change. In the Arctic Circle, thawing permafrost revealed a dead reindeer which had been infected with anthrax (and has since affected many living reindeer). In August 2016 in the Siberian Yamal Peninsula, a 12-year-old boy died from anthrax poisoning, and at least 20 people were hospitalized. A 2011 study composed by Boris Revich and Marina Podolnaya stated, “As a consequence of permafrost melting, the vectors of deadly infections of the 18th and 19th centuries may come back, especially where the victims of these infections were buried.” This scenario creates fear that frozen humans and animals of the past—and their deadly bacteria—could resurface and threaten the lives of modern humans. Source: BBC

In early May, workers in New Orleans removed a 15-foot-high statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which was originally unveiled in 1911. The statue was the second of four pre-Civil Rights era monuments removed by the city. In 2015, the city of New Orleans voted to remove the monuments after nine blacks were shot and killed outside a church in South Carolina. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stated, “To literally put the Confederacy on a pedestal in some of our most prominent public places is not only an inaccurate reflection of our past, it is an affront to our present, and a bad prescription for our future. We should not be afraid to confront and reconcile our past.” A bronze statue of Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard and a statue of General Robert E. Lee are were also removed. Source: Guardian President Donald Trump has signed an executive order allowing national land monument borders to be re-evaluated and rescinded or reduced to allow more federal land for drilling and mining. The order, which was signed in April, is the first time a US president has ever issued a statement calling for national land monument boundary lines to be reassessed. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is scheduled to review nearly 30 monuments that have been created over the past 20 years—from the Grand Staircase protected by Bill Clinton in 1996 to the Bears Ears, a Native American cultural heritage site protected by Obama in December 2016. (Bears Ears is also where EOG Resources, a Texas oil company, has been given permission to drill.) Trump has stated Obama’s use of the 1906 Antiquities Act to create monuments was an “egregious abuse of federal power” which allowed to the government to “lock up” millions of acres of land and water. The Outdoor Industry Association has also spoken out against this order, claiming that outdoor recreation generates over $887 billion in consumer spending and creates 7.6 million jobs. Source: Reuters An analysis published by The Trace showed that road rage resulting in the use of a firearm has more than doubled from 247 in 2014 to 620 in 2016. According to At least 1,319 road rage incidents with firearms occurred in the three-year period. Of that number, at least 354 were wounded, and 136 were killed. Dr. Aaron Pinkhasov, chairman of the Department of Behavioral Health at Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island, stated that road rage is a reflection of the driver’s overall state of stress. “People need to learn coping strategies as well as stress reduction techniques.” Source: New York Times 26 CHRONOGRAM 6/17

The IRS puts white-nationalist groups in the same category as orchestras, planetariums, and zoos. The legal status of white-nationalist groups exempts them from tax levies and allows their supporters to write off their donations. According to an analysis by the Associated Press, four white nationalist organizations (IRS-recognized charities)—National Policy Institute, New Century Foundation, Charles Martel Society, and VDare Foundation—raised $7.8 million in tax-free donations over the last decade. Head of New Century Foundation Jared Taylor claimed that his group raises money for the benefit of the “white race,” a mission that taxpayers are indirectly funding with the group’s status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Legal expert Eric Franklin Amarante of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas issued a proposal, urging the IRS to change its rules for tax exemption. However, such a change could affect organizations that sponsor educational lectures, conferences, and public discussions. Source: Washington Post, Associated Press In the last 15 years, cigarette sales have dropped by 37 percent, but tobacco companies’ profits have increased by 32 percent to $93.4 billion in 2016. A pack used to cost $3.73 and now costs $6.42. Only two major cigarette companies exist in the United States right now—Altria (Marlboro and Next) and Reynolds American (Newport and Camel), producing eight out of every ten cigarettes in the US. According to the Wall Street Journal, in 2016, Americans spent more on cigarettes than on soda and beer combined. Stocks also reveal the success of tobacco companies—the Wall Street Journal reported that the S&P 500 Tobacco Index grew 178 percent in the last 10 years. Source: New York Times 21st Century Fox has spent $45 million in settlements since Roger Ailes was asked to leave Fox News Channel last summer due to many allegations of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment toward women in the workplace. Ailes was said to have received a $40 million parting gift from Rupert Murdoch as he left Fox News. In September 2016, former “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson, one of the victims, sued him, and ultimately received a $20 million settlement check from Fox. She soon dropped her legal action. Sexual harassment settlements are not new to Fox News—Bill O’Reilly was fired in April after at least five women reported sexual harassment over the years (which cost Fox nearly $13 million in settlements). Source: Deadline In 1996, a 20-year-old with HIV, living in Europe or North America, would have lived into his or her 60s. But in the recent years, the outlook has improved: HIV-positive people are now living just as long as those without HIV. According to The Lancet HIV, on average, women with HIV live until their mid 70s, while men live until their early 70s (if they began treatment between 2008 and 2010). The average life expectancy in the US is 79 years. Unfortunately, HIV can lead to the development of other issues—such as Alzheimer’s or HAND (HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorder), and the amount of care needed to effectively treat someone with HIV is extensive. Source: Quartz Media Compiled by Diana Waldron





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he congressman for my district, New York’s 19th, is John Faso. The than Norwegians, twice as much as the Swedes and French, and two and a half most striking piece of legislation he’s introduced or co-sponsored is times more than the Japanese, but have fewer doctors, higher infant mortality, the Pet and Women Safety Act. I wouldn’t make that up. That’s the and don’t live as long. bill’s name. Its acronym is the PAWS Act. What do they do that’s so different? One thing they all have in common is Faso ran as a “moderate” Republican. Which is a bit like an elephant looking universal health care. Why do Americans resist it with the ferocity of an animal you in the eye and swearing he’s a wooly mammoth, which, you and he should in a trap gnawing off its own leg? both know, is an extinct species. However, much of the media bought it, inCongressman Mo Brooks of Alabama explains that the people without precluding Alan Chartok of WAMC, and Politico. When he got to Congress, Faso existing conditions are “those people who lead good lives. They’re healthy. voted the Trump line 90 percent of the time. That includes casting one of the They’ve done the things that keep their bodies healthy.” People who have prevotes that carried TrumpCare over the line in the House of Representatives by existing conditions, in the mind of Mo Brooks, must be people who’ve lead a very narrow margin. It’s a dreadful bill. It should be called the Trump Anti- bad lives and deserve to be ill. Putting them both in the same insurance system Care Bill. Or the Huugge Tax Cut for the Very,Very Rich by Taking Health Care is what is causing the dreadful result for the people “who have done things the from Millions of Regular People Bill. right way that are seeing their costs skyrocketing.” It is also a virulently anti-New York bill. It reRepublican congressman Roger Marshall said, places Obamacare subsidies for people who can’t “Just like Jesus said, ‘The poor will always be with “A 60-year-old couple afford health insurance with tax credits.These tax us.’ There’s a group of people that just don’t want credits are, naturally, much smaller amounts. But health care and aren’t going to take care of themdoesn’t need maternity that hardly matters because they can’t be used for selves.” Keep in mind that Marshall is a doctor, policies that cover abortion, which all policies in coverage. Why should they in addition to being the bearer of Christ’s mesNew York State currently do, as required by state sage that there’s really no point in helping anyone law. So Faso has voted for a bill to remove all be forced to pay for it? And who’s not already at least well-to-do. government help in buying health insurance for Can it get any worse? Yes, it can. Republicans I don’t know about you, citizens of his state. have come out against motherhood. but I don’t need lactation Since that vote, Faso’s become best known The always sententious Charles Krauthamas “No-show John,” refusing invitations to town mer wrote, “A 60-year-old couple doesn’t need services.” halls in his district, seemingly afraid to defend the maternity coverage. Why should they be forced indefensible. Yet Faso is actually pretty good at to pay for it? And I don’t know about you, but I —Charles Krauthammer defending the bill. He sticks relentlessly to the don’t need lactation services.” One curmudgeon talking points. He uses all the buzz words: lower premiums and deductibles, giving doth not an anti-mom movement make. So hear from more. Congressman states more say, control costs, lower costs, reducing property taxes. He’s a smooth and Scott Perry of said, “I have two children, we’re not having any more, I don’t disciplined man—even if fearful of confronting his constituents—and he never want to pay for maternity care. Some people don’t want to own a Cadillac, but lets slip the toxic leaks we’ve heard from other Republicans. should we want to make everybody pay for a Cadillac?” As it happens, Perry’s These inadvertent blurts are worthy of attention. They illuminate the true children are both girls. They may, someday, become pregnant. Is Perry missing spirit of Trumpcare. some fundamental concept of how life functions? Congressman John Shimkus Republican congressman Raul R. Labrador declared that, “Nobody dies be- thinks men shouldn’t have to buy insurance that includes pre-natal care. He’s cause they don’t have health care.” He later tried to walk it back. “I was trying also virulently against abortion. Thus, the life of the unborn is sacred, but the to explain that all hospitals are required by law to treat patients to emergency health of the unborn is its own damn problem—certainly not their father’s or care regardless of their ability to pay,” promising that the Republican plan “does grandfather’s. not change that.” There are always claims that the free market will do it better. American That version is not quite accurate. Most, not all, hospitals are required to health care has been much closer to being market based than anywhere else. treat patients, but only if their condition qualifies as an emergency. And only to the That’s what’s led us to the highest costs. The idea that a consumer can choose point where they are stabilized. Neither standard is a prescription for creating based on price and service is a bizarre fantasy. As the surgeon and his team optimum health. prepare to cut you open for bypass surgery, will you say, “Wait! Can I have a list Nor does it move the original loony line any closer to the truth. In 2009, of your charges? And I’d like to compare them to at least three other providers. the American Journal of Public Health published a study that concluded “nearly Make sure that you include all the options. I hate it when I get to an airline and 45,000 annual deaths are associated with lack of health insurance” and that have to pay extra for carryon bags.” “uninsured, working-age Americans have a 40 percent higher risk of death than Presumably there are real solutions to America’s health care woes. Trump their privately insured counterparts” Anti-Care includes none of them. As for John Faso, even if the bill never gets It is also fiscally asinine. Using emergency rooms as the basic medical facility through the Senate or gets substantially changed along the way, his vote for it for a significant portion of the population is one of the reasons that Americans is misguided and shameful, as full of lies as an elephant claiming to be a wooly spend more on health care to get less. We spend 50 percent more per capita mammoth. 6/17 CHRONOGRAM 29



Combining a bar and a gallery space, as Allie Constant has done with Kingston’s ARTBAR, is just one of several kinds of synthesis taking place within. It’s also a music venue, managed by Constant’s sister Laurie Sakhnovskiy (her master’s is in trumpet; Constant’s studies were in photography and painting.) “Combining elements keeps things intriguing,” says Constant. “We have beer yoga, and soon we’ll have wine meditation. And board games and fondue work really well. Not many places serve fondue, but oh boy, it’s soooo good.” Artbargallery.com


CEO Darlene Fedun and her crew at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts take the sacred heritage of the 1969 festival very seriously. Features like the storied trails in the Bindy Bazaar woods and the Message Tree where concertgoers improvised a bulletin board are cherished and protected. The New York Philharmonic’s performance there included their rendition of “Purple Haze.” And they’re always eager to welcome back a ‘69 alum like Phil Lesh or Carlos Santana. “We understand how important the festival was to American and Sullivan County history and we use that as inspiration for all that we do,” says Fedun. “Our programming—in the museum, our arts and humanities initiatives, on our grounds or on our main stage, embodies the spirit of the ‘60s and Woodstock festival.” Carlos Santana recently shared reflections with the current management. “Our time had come. We became a family at Woodstock and knew we had the power to make the world a better place. That vibration is still resonating today.” Bethelwoodscenter.org



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Ars Choralis has been serving the community with choral performances for 48 years, and Barbara Pickhardt has been involved since the beginning, first as a singer and now as conductor. We asked her about the group’s evolution. Why do you think Ars Choralis has such longevity? From performing exclusively sacred music of the 16th and 17th centuries, the chorus has evolved to include all styles and periods. Concerts have expanded to include theatrical elements and, recently, to spotlight social issues. Music in Desperate Times told the story of women in concentration camps surviving the Holocaust by playing in an orchestra; Peace in the Midst of War is the story of soldiers who laid down their arms during the Christmas Truce of 1914. Our deep and varied repertoire has also enabled us to respond quickly to extraordinary times of confusion or catastrophes with “pop-up” concerts designed to give solace and promote healing. How do people get involved? What level of musicianship is required? Most of our singers come to us after attending one of our concerts or hearing about us from a friend or neighbor. The common denominator is love of singing and respect for the art. Members have varied skill levels but are equal in their desire to do everything possible to bring the music to its fullest expression. Rehearsals are demanding, fast-paced and fun. That may sound like a contradiction, but there is a warmth among the group that creates a lightheartedness. We experience the music from the first fumbling reading through the thrill of concert performance. That journey creates bonds of unity and fosters fine ensemble singing.


The Augustine Nursery in Kingston occupies 60 acres containing 30 different varieties of carefully nurtured trees. It’s multifaceted, offering comprehensive residential and commercial landscape design and installation, hardscaping, irrigation and lighting. And it all started in 1974 with a lawnmower and a ‘68 Dodge Dart, bought from a girlfriend for $2,000. “I was 28, my brother Michael was 18 or 19—he was the focused one,” says Ron Augustine. “He called me and said, ‘Let’s do it. If you won’t I’ll find somebody who will.’ He was mowing lawns for IBMers and I was working in a Boston garden center. We had the Dart and one lawnmower; every time we needed a tool, we had to go buy one. We made it, and we’ve stayed friends and partners all these years.” The Dodge Dart was pretty durable too. “It ended up sitting in my driveway for two years. I had to dig a lot of snow off it when a guy wanted to buy it, but we jumped it and it started right up. I saw the guy two years later and he’d fixed it all up and it was running great.” Augustinenursery.com

Your June show is “Music of Copland and Haydn: Appalachian Spring, Mass for Troubled Times and more!” Can you tell me about the selection process? In 2016-2017 we’ve performed a WWI concert (peace among soldiers), an Inauguration Day concert for unity and a “theme” concert celebrating women composers and artists, all including many smaller works drawn from centuries of musical expression. As a finale, it seemed time to do a larger classical choral masterwork. Mass for Troubled Times, later renamed Lord Nelson Mass, was Haydn’s response to a Europe in turmoil. Aaron Copland’s work expresses the American spirit that grew from our multicultural foundation—recognizing, welcoming and celebrating our differences. Arschoralis.org


Famed for his lemon velvet cakes and for creating delicious goodies without gluten, dairy, animal products, bleached flour or anything in the least prefabricated, Rosendale’s Alternative Baker—aka Essell Hoenshell-Watson—found his niche in baking after a career in the art world and polished his skills at the Culinary Institute of America. In retrospect, he says, it’s only natural. “I was a weird little kid, enthralled by chemistry. ‘What’s in that? Why does it do that?’ I always loved to cook, but as a friend from the Culinary said, I’d rather smell like sugar and spices than cooking grease. “Baking has even more of the chemistry aspect. And I knew if I baked I could execute a quality project, start to finish, solo, without relying on anyone—which is good because I’m a quirky fellow. I have very low tolerance for others’ lack of commitment, and I’m still that weird kid. But why be normal?” Lemoncakes.com


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Opposite page: (clockwise from top left, outer circle) Rowan, 13, of Saugerties, is always carving. He makes utensils and toys from wood reclaimed from his dad’s woodshop. Starla, 12, from Saugerties, is a geek about musicals. The Broadway channel on Sirius XM is the only station she’ll listen to, and for her birthday and holidays, she only wants one thing: tickets. (pictured left to right) 10-year-old Nevaeh, 10-year-old Alexa, 17-year-old Amber, and 11-year-old Evangeline, are all on the Center for Creative Education’s (CCE’s) Energy Dance Team, which rehearses up to three times a week for up to three hours a day, and is heading to Los Angeles in July. 10-year-old Devon from Woodstock needed a serious discussion before seeing the Broadway hit “Hamilton” for the first time. She shouldn’t sing along, her parents told her. So she just mouthed all the words. 11-year-old Charlie was hoping to hop my stockade fence for his portrait. He spends hours each week studying parkour with Innate Movement Parkour of Kingston. For 11-year-old Fae, living in the woods of High Falls is kind of like living in the TV show, “Gravity Falls.” She spends her days lurking around in her black t-shirt, searching for monsters, gnomes, and unicorns whose horns play rave music. Shokan’s Jayla, 14, had to tune her guitar before posing with it. She alternated playing it or her ukulele during her photo session. Benny, 13, of New Paltz, has been filmmaking and film buffing for 10 years. Two of his 40 short films have been featured in film festivals. He’s currently working through the great directors from A to Z, studying all their best films. Red Hook’s 12-year-old Guinevere has a 25-piece collection of wands, time-turners, books, t-shirts, and other Harry Potter paraphernalia. She says they make her feel like she’s part of author J.K. Rowling’s vivid, imaginative world. 16-year-old Annaka of Kingston has been in too many plays to count. She’s been performing since she was two. She appears in “Suessical” at the Woodstock Playhouse the first weekend in June. 17-year-old Amber of Kingston loves doing and re-doing her own makeup because of its transformative powers. After the Harry Potter books were read to her when she was four, 14-year-old Zoe of Kingston read the series of seven books independently five more times. Zoe is a Slytherin. She says people are layered, and which house you’d get sorted into comes from who you are at your deepest layer.



hen it comes to kids’ interests, their quest for expertise can often be impressive. For today’s parents and grandparents, there are certain aspects that can feel universal: trends in toys, like hula hoops in the 1950s; bands, like the Beatlemania of the 1960s; new media, like the emergence of video games in the 1970s; dance styles, like break dancing in the 1980s; music-inspired fashion, like 1990s grunge; and fantasy worlds, like the aughts’ fantasy sports leagues. It’s exciting to watch young people define themselves and develop a lifestyle. Obsessing can be a rite of passage. In its most positive expression, it’s also a pivotal aspect of learning, self-inquiry, and social identity, and it’s a stepping stone into adult culture (which has its own cadre of wine nerds, gadget geeks, and cosplayers). According to Mizuko Ito, a cultural anthropologist at UC-Urvine, there are three levels to mastering a preoccupation: hanging out, messing around, and geeking out. The last being the highest level of absorption in something, leading to expertise. We asked kids ages 10 to 17 from all around the region to show us what they get nerdy about. It’s a peek at where the passions of Hudson Valley kids lie.


Kyleel, 16, goes to art class at Kingston High School every day. He especially likes Japanese media because he feels it’s different from the art he experiences in American culture. Elijah, 12, from New Paltz, loves to draw dragons. He’s designing characters for an animated series he’s developing. Opposite page: (clockwise from top left, inner circle) 16-year-old Mercy of Saugerties, has two windowsills filled with succulents planted inside thrift store tea cups. She became interested in the plants when she learned how to propagate them. For a while “Ruthless” Ruth, 11, was the only girl skateboarder around Gardiner. So she started the Majestic Sk8 Cru, a Hudson Valley chapter of the national GRO (Girl Riders Organization), to encourage more girls to kick it. Fidget Spinners are great for helping kids focus, but New Paltz’s Lucian, 10, finds the new trend addictively fun, too. He researches the toy on YouTube and designs his own tricks. 12-year-old Robert “Jewlz” is playing varsity basketball for Bishop Dunn Memorial School in Newburgh next year. He’s passionate about becoming an NBA player, and spends his free time drawing portraits of NBA players and athletic gear logos. Celeste is 11 and from Accord. Modern dance is her thing. She thinks of choreography as an abstract painting of movement, where the dancer is the painting, paintbrush, and painter at the same time. These two sets of sisters created a business plan for their dream restaurant, The Panda and the Moon Bear. They pitched it to local restauranteur, Cheryl Pfaff, and then Amy (11, on right) and Hannah (9, center left) of Saugerties, and Daniella (10, on left) and YiSheen (6, center right) of Rhinebeck took over Black Eyed Suzie’s in Saugerties one day. Their pop-up restaurant featured Korean and Chinese cuisine and was so successful (they raised hundreds of dollars for the endangered animals whom are their restaurant’s namesake) that they’re already planning for next time.



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Elizabeth Olson viewing the collection at The Gallery @ Rhinebeck. Opposite: (above) The intersection of Market Street and Montgomery Street; Upstate Films and Liberty Public House in Rhinebeck.




etween a glorious stretch of the Hudson to the west and rolling farmland to the east, Northern Dutchess has always been physically stunning, but it’s the people who make it so amazing. To the south and north, the Culinary Institute of America and Bard College have been magnetizing brilliance for generations as graduates of these savvy institutions opt to hang around, cooking and creating.Throw in a few handfuls of city expats with fresh air dreams, and the sum of it all means that if you haven’t wandered around Rhinebeck, Red Hook, or Tivoli lately, you’re missing out. Each village is utterly different; the common theme is the fine art of intelligent community building and fine, fine food—and there’s always something new and cool popping up. “Rhinebeck really is the small town everyone pictures when they think ‘quaint small town,’ says Claudia Cooley, executive director of the Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce. “Victorians, brightly colored little shops—it feels like a prosperous, historic village because, well, that’s exactly what it is.” For about 250 years, Rhinebeck has been “on the map as a place for relaxation and respite. Those of us who live here love it passionately, and I think that’s something visitors breathe in with the air.” From the village’s central intersection, you’ll find yourself beckoned in ev-


ery direction. “Within four blocks, you have 25 different foodie destinations— not just restaurants but places like Oliver Kita. Oliver just got named one of the top 10 chocolatiers in America. The Beekman Arms, they’re in their 251st year of doing business and it’s such a great little place to eat. The Amsterdam just opened; the chef is a charcuterie expert. Even the pâtés and toast points have this slightly fire-roasted edge. So delicious. The menu doesn’t compete with the other places, it complements them.” It’s very Rhinebeck, this mentioning of the village’s oldest and newest restaurants in one breath. It’s hard to imagine a more curated, yet wildly creative mix. “The closest thing we have to fast food is Buns; they use all Hudson Valley beef, they have turkey and lamb burgers,” says Cooley. “Aba’s Falafel got so beloved at the farmers’ market that they’re opening a storefront. Then there are the new spring menus all over town—but then, most of the menus get updated every few weeks anyway.” Then again, you could always grab something from Sunflower Natural Foods or the farmers’ market and picnic at Ferncliff Forest or atop Burger Hill, perhaps with a bottle from the Milea Estate Vineyards, new and award-winning in neighboring Staatsburg. Or go with a tried-and-true staple like the French Dip sandwich at Foster’s Coach House.


From top left: Bruce Tripp at Milea Estate Vineyard in Rhinebeck; Barbara Schreiber and Susan Kravitz at Rhinebeck Department Store; second row: the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck’s production of “Kiss Me Kate”; Jonna Paolella and Cynthia Curnan at Olde Rhinebeck Inn; The Amsterdam in Rhinebeck; Kim and Sandy Williams of Williams Lumber.

Between meals, you’ll find around 60 retailers; here too, there’s collaboration. Cooley ascribes it to the womenfolk. “‘First-floor Rhinebeck’ is almost a matriarchal society,’” she says. “The Chamber, Enjoy Rhinebeck, much of the retail is woman-run. Store owners work together to make sure you won’t find five shops selling the same thing.”What you will find are best-inclass classics: cottons and wools and country-wear at the venerable Rhinebeck Department Store, hand designed and tailored women’s clothing at Haldora, resort wear at Willow Wood. Sparkle it up with something made by one of the 75 artists—or the in-house master goldsmith—at Hummingbird Jewelers. There’s a top-notch community of healers—the newest, Rubystar Healing Arts, is born of a mission to “increase light and love on the earth and help heal the world.” This month, “Oliver!” is being staged at the Center for Performing Arts and Upstate Films is wrapping up its activism-focused Engage film series. The newly established Gallery@Rhinebeck is tapping into the wider region’s star power for its ongoing Hudson Valley Celebrity Series with local notables like Elliot Landy and Danny Shanahan. Rhinebeck has been something of a low-key celebrity magnet ever since George Washington hung out. “Paul Rudd, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Hilarie Burton invested in Samuel’s Sweet Shop, and they’re there a lot—people are too cool to fuss,” says Cooley. “We have our tree-lighting festival, much smaller and more local than Sinterklaas, and there was Jeffrey driving his pickup truck in the parade, kids throwing candy from the back. I think well known people love it that you can wear your cashmere and muddy work boots and no one turns a hair.” The single most important thing made in Rhinebeck? Memories. “Make time for a barnstormer flight at the Aerodrome,” Cooley urges. “Take your loved ones. Turn to them when the plane is banking over Rhinebeck and Red Hook. The propellers throbbing, the wind in their hair, the town looking like a postage stamp—you will see each other’s inner 12-year-old in a state of ecstasy.” 38 COMMUNITY PAGES CHRONOGRAM 6/17

Foster's Coach House Tavern, an operating tavern since 1890, has occupied its place at the "four corners" of Rhinebeck for over 125 years, offering good food, fine drinks, and good cheer to folks from near and far. Foste Foster’s Coach House offers outside seating, private dining, and private events. 6/17 CHRONOGRAM COMMUNITY PAGES 39

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From top: Christian Brengel at Taste Budds in Red Hook; West Market Street in Red Hook; Equis Art Gallery in Red Hook.


Farmy, Funky, Family Oriented “Rhinebeck gets the exposure and celebrities; we have a more college-town feel,” says Kim Gomez of the Red Hook Chamber. “Laid back, a little edgy, a little funkier. It’s like coming to a family party where there are a lot of deep, interesting things going on.” Ten years ago, Gomez says, Red Hook was “sweet, sleepy, conservative and agricultural. Now we’re on the cusp of much more. The school district is insanely wonderful, and between that and Bard—their Spiegeltent is really the only dance club around—a lot of people with a larger vision make their homes here. It’s been a long process getting the infrastructure together; we’ve got the sidewalks and the water now; the sewer is the last piece, which will facilitate just enough expansion. Anybody building new has to stay true to the look and feel. The 1970’s parking-lot-based business model just doesn’t work for us.” Family-centered, farmy, and quirky is turning out to be a winning formula of its own. Success here means having a unique creative angle as a draw, whether it’s the exceptional work of Atelier Renee Fine Framing, the horse-themed fine art at Equis Art Gallery, or the individualized fitness instruction at Body Be Well Pilates. Little Pickles Children’s General Store has toys, kids’ clothes, and candy under one roof, and there’s always something going on for tweens and teens at the BoardRoom Skateshop. Come hungry. “You absolutely need reservations for Mercato,” says Gomez. “Flatiron Steak House, Black Star Social, Daughters Fare and Ale—we have wonderful bars, we have exquisite local food, there’s a brand new tearoom in the Country Inn. This is a great town for sidewalk dining and watching the world go by.” The folks at Taste Budd’s Cafe keep everyone in java and fresh, healthful confections of all sorts. Gomez credits them with helping organize the Chocolate Festival each November. “Chocolate tastings in every business, live music on every corner,” she says. “We have these deep, deep farmy roots, and we’re a college town, and life is sweet here, Comfortable and accessible is our niche, and there’s a nice sense of momentum building—a lot of really invested and creative people have been setting up shop.” Here too, collaboration is in the air. You’re invited to come to Red Hook anytime, but consider coming on a first Friday for Friday Night Lights, when all


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downtown will stay lit into the evening. “We’ll be having lots of laid-back, fun little events,” says Gomez. “Very family, very centered, very real—very Red Hook.” Farthest north of all, tucked away in a universe of its own, is Tivoli. Back in 2009, when Andrea and Michael Rhodes first moved in after decades of Manhattan, it was already a seductive little place; it became more so after the couple opened their cutting-edge, soulful Carpenter Shop Theater smack in the middle of the tiny village. Now “every store front’s open, every light’s on,” says Rhodes. “There was a dormant business association.We thought maybe Tivoli’s businesses could help each other, so we revived it as the Tivoli Merchants + Artists’ Association. We’ve been getting together once a month, and once we got the website and Facebook up and running, there’s been a very real surge. I mean, we have the Tivoli Artists Gallery next door, Kaatsbaan right up the road, lots of artists working in their individual studios.The new mayor is a born and raised Tivolian, a Bard grad and an artist himself; he’s all in.” (The mayor, Joel Griffith, is a painter whose work has appeared on the cover of Chronogram three times.) Co-leading the TM+A with Rhodes is the co-owner of Murray’s, Jesse Feldmus. “[Murray’s] was a little coffee shop and it’s not little anymore; they renovated a church and made an event space in the sanctuary and it’s a whole new destination spot,” says Rhodes. John Schmitz, co-owner of Fabulous Yarn, is also part of the leadership team of the revitalized business group. World-class arts beget world class eats. “Murray’s, the Corner, the Pub, Panzur, Rojo Tapas and Wine—You can eat out very happily here and never get bored, because the creativity is extreme,” says Rhodes. “We were used to having Manhattan at our feet, mind you; we’re social.We go out a lot, and it’s usually right here; you can have a world class night on the town and never need to get in your car. Five o’clock hits and the town fills with visitors and people come out to play. Daytime, you have the bays and the river, hiking, biking, wineries, breweries nearby. the restaurants are starting to serve brunch, and we now have a great little general store with all the necessaries and a great beer selection. We even have a liquor store for the first time in forever! [Tivoli Wine and Spirits was opened in late May by longtime Tivoli resident Bob Zises.] More and more, it feels like there’s just no reason to leave Tivoli.”




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he center of Betty Choi and Craig Leonard’s 18th-century Colonial may be the hallway leading to library and living room, or the staircase leading up to bedroom and bath, but its heart is clearly the kitchen. One part laboratory, one part classroom, all parts family refuge and sanctuary, the 500-square foot space is anchored by a marble island and fueled by a walk-in pantry brimming with color and flavor.The space is also part prototype. Along with Choi’s sister, Doris Choi- chef and author of The Fresh Energy Cookbook, and her brother-in-law Niall Grant, the couple will open their restaurant Silvia in another historic Woodstock building, the former site of nightclub Joyous Lake, this summer. Choi and Leonard didn’t set out to live in a piece of Woodstock history, let alone open a restaurant in another. Leonard, a London native, came to the US during college when he began working in the fashion industry. Now partnered with a major international denim brand, focusing on their retail stores, he and Choi met when they worked together in his office.Together with daughter Maia, they soon began spending summers upstate. Their love of the Hudson Valley, and their passion for revitalizing both bodies and buildings has led them on a path that is classically Woodstock. 6/17 CHRONOGRAM HOME & GARDEN 47


Betty Choi, chef Doris Choi, Niall Grant, and Craig Leonard (from left to right) in the kitchen. (Daughter Maia, seated with them at the island, and their guests, will soon enjoy the lunch being prepared.) The Choi sisters have always had strong ties to food and family. Their journey— both to Woodstock and to a better understanding of nutrition—has changed all of their lives. “Our awareness of food and our relationship to it is now a daily focal point in the way we live,” says Leonard. 


The 1775 Colonial is surrounded by a grove of mature oaks and giant sugar maples. “It’s wild to think the house is older than the trees,” says Leonard. “We finally tapped the sugar maples for the first time this past spring.” Below: Silvia will feature locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. “We are passionate about inspiring others,” says Doris Choi. “We want to spoil the myth that eating raw, plant-based food requires ‘discipline’ and make delicious and healthy, accessible and inclusive.”

Take Old Bones “It was the house that brought us to Woodstock,” Choi explains. It was their second summer in Dutchess County and they’d decided to buy a home. Originally focused on Rhinebeck, their real estate agent found the property in Woodstock that she thought might be a potential match. They were skeptical—it was too far from the Amtrak line, and, at 2,200 square feet, more space than they needed for just summers and weekends. However, they agreed to visit and were instantly smitten. Nestled on a wooded slope of the Catskills, its five acres are protected physically by Mount Guardian and acoustically by a flowing branch of the Saw Kill. It was clear the four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath house “had some old bones,” recalls Leonard, but neither quite believed the agent’s claim that the home reached back two centuries. “We thought it was just a sales pitch,” he says, “but it did feel like an old house.” It also felt like home. “We made every excuse we could,” Leonard says, “but we’d fallen in love.” In 2007, they bought the property and, after some research, realized the agent hadn’t exaggerated: It was one of the oldest in Woodstock. Built in 1775, it was likely a farm in its early years and in 1815 was purchased by the owner of the Shady Glass Factory which once straddled the nearby stream. Over the years many generations had come and gone, watching the same sun set over the Catskills, and calling the place home. Let the Ingredients Do the Work It became a weekend haven they soon wanted to remain in all week. “I hated that drive back on Sundays, it was brutal,” recalls Leonard. “It didn’t take us long to realize that we didn’t want to leave.” In 2008, Leonard and Choi’s son James was born in Manhattan. After he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, the potential of a healthier life in the country, “with its fresh air and slower pace of life” appealed even more. They’d also grown to love the surrounding community as much as they loved the house. “We knew it would be a better environment for our whole family,” says Leonard. In 2009 they all relocated upstate full-time, Leonard began to commute to Manhattan and Choi took charge of family life. Living day to day in the old house gave 50 HOME & GARDEN CHRONOGRAM 6/17

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her a new appreciation for its pedigree. She loved the slow march of the seasons through the landscape and found comfort in the home’s history. “It was grounding,” she explains, “knowing that so many generations of families had lived here.” The wholesome backdrop inspired Choi to think about other ways she could ensure her family’s health. Food had always been an integral part of Choi’s life—she grew up in a large household in Brooklyn and Manhattan with a mother that cooked every family meal. She’d even been part of a family catering business for a while. She realized that food was a vital ingredient of a healthy life—one she could control. She cut out processed foods and anything grown with pesticides or hormones. Next, she ensured everyone was well fed. Choi knew that, not only could food be “nourishing and healing,” it could also be made irresistible. She experimented with recipes, spices and flavors. She spent hours in the family kitchen. However, the-not-so-secret ingredient to her family’s (and everyone’s) well-being always came down this: Take fresh, organic produce and clean, high-quality proteins, then “don’t mask them, let them shine.” Use Kitchen Sense The Choi-Leonard household also thrived. Choi’s sister Doris loved Woodstock enough to move with her family to the area in 2014. Their mother followed last year and both live nearby. This meant more chefs to stir the pot but required more seats at the table. The family began to think the boxy, old fashioned kitchen wasn’t conducive to their needs. “We were all stuck in this little kitchen and started thinking about moving,” remembers Leonard. However, they didn’t want to leave the house, that by this time, had become like an old friend. It was time to remodel. First, they gutted the kitchen. By enclosing a covered porch at one end and bumping out a wall at the other, they expanded the space to include a pantry and dining area. Choi found a reproduction of a traditional farmhouse sink with double drainboards and designed counter space, cabinetry and appliances around it. A wall dividing the kitchen from the former dining room was removed, and the area was made into a den, now filled with Legos and seating. They added a mudroom and half bath next to the pantry. A wooden dining table with seating for 10 looks westward through French doors, offering a view delicious enough to match the meals. Upstairs, the space that once topped the porch was transformed into a family bathroom with clawfoot tub and large linen closet. They expanded the space above the pantry into the attic, creating an arched bedroom for their daughter. An additional bathroom was added, and the three original bedrooms complete the upstairs. Timeless Venue, Fresh Menu Recently, the couple has taken their knowledge of food, along with their impulse to renew, and channeled them both into Silvia. The restaurant “reflects their collective vision of connecting food and people with back to basic cooking that is honest, sustainable, and inspiring,” says head chef Doris Choi. Again, Betty Choi and Leonard didn’t set out to start a restaurant but the neglected building in the center of town called to them much the same way their home had. Once the site of Ron Merians’ nightclub The Joyous Lake, the building had been at the heart of the Woodstock music scene during the late 60s and 70s with a long list of folk, jazz, and rock musicians playing there, from Charles Mingus to the Rolling Stones. (Barney Hoskyns’s recently published musical history of Woodstock, Small Town Talk, describes how the Joyous Lake actually began as a macrobiotic cafe and juice bar and continued to serve food throughout its musical heyday with Merians’ wife Valma as chef. According to Hoskyns, Mingus was a fan of the oatmeal. ) “We drove by it for a year and saw the for-sale sign,” recalls Leonard. “The idea kept flourishing: What if we bought the place and did something with it?” The couple couldn’t bear to see such an iconic piece of Woodstock history languish, so they bought it. The partnership with Doris Choi, a pioneer in the raw and plant based health food movement, and her husband Grant, also an industry veteran, was the natural next step. The restaurant will have “an open kitchen with a wood fired grill and vegetable-centric pantry” and a menu reflecting all four owners’ “commitment to locally sourced ingredients, sustainable farming and humane practices towards animals.” While patrons old and new will return, and the menu may change with the seasons, the basic recipe they’ve mastered—blending the fresh with the timeless—will endure.

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The third myth is that boxwoods are crazy expensive. “This is true, but you can get around that by propagating your own, which is super easy,” Jacobs says. “I started my big boxwood garden with a few dozen plants and propagated my way up to 320 of them in the boxwood/rose garden alone. Then I have them here and there all over my property; when I create more boxwood I find I am compelled to make new gardens, even though I have no business making new gardens to take care of.” Genteel, and Tough as Hell “The boxwood wants to live! It’s growing in poor soil on my property,” Jacobs says. When he and his husband bought their historic Kinderhook property in 2004, Jacobs decided to put a boxwood-lined rose garden where the asphalt parking lot used to be. He had contractors break up the asphalt, and then what kind of soil amending did he do? “Honestly, I didn’t,” he says. “I mean, I’ve been adding shredded leaves every year since I put the boxwood in, but the original plants had to tough it out—and they did beautifully.”This illustrates how durable the members of the Buxus genus can be. They are also deer-proof, and as evergreens they provide visual interest and structure year-round. 6/17 CHRONOGRAM HOME & GARDEN 55

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When he needs to transplant boxwood shrubs, Jacobs often breaks the rules about moving only young plants, in the fall. “I’ve moved young ones, I’ve moved old ones—and they all took,” he says. Usually it’s recommended that boxwood be transplanted in the fall, when the air is cool but the ground is still warm. However, Jacobs has moved them in spring, summer, and fall. (If you transplant them at high summer, be extra vigilant about watering.) Monitor for insects in the spring until mid-summer. If you observe “stippling” (little tiny white dots) or yellowing leaves, or leaves at the tips of stems that are curled back on themselves, you might have a pest issue. As with all plants, the healthier you can keep your plants—via good soil preparation and regular mulching, weeding, and watering—the less likely they are to be attacked by invaders. Boxwood Fun Facts

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STORM KING ART CENTER SUMMER SEASON (THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1) Visible from the New York State Thruway in Orange County like some far-off psychedelic dream, the 500-acre Storm King Art Center (est. 1960) is an outdoor paradise of massive modern sculpture that includes permanently installed pieces by Alexander Calder, Richard Serra, Isamu Noguchi, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, and others. This year alongside those works are David Smith’s series “The White Sculptures” and Heather Hart’s piece Outlooks (both on view through November 12). Open from 10am to 5:30pm weekdays and 10am to 8:30 summer weekends, the park offers guided trolley rides and group tours, bike rentals, children’s workshops, food and beverages at the Storm King Cafe, and special events (check website). Stormking.org






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Bard College’s annual SummerScape remains one of America’s most acclaimed multidisciplinary arts events. In addition to its Bard Music Festival component, which focuses on a different composer each year—for 2017 it’s Fryderyk Chopin—SummerScape boasts seven weeks of related opera, dance, music, theater, cabaret, and film. Besides concerts by the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bard president Leon Botstein, festival highlights include a fully staged production of Dvorak’s “Dimitrij”; the New York City Ballet MOVE’s “Dances at a Gathering”; the Wooster Group’s theatrical production “A Pink Chair in Place of a Fake Antique”; appearances by Sandra Bernhardt and John Waters (!); jazz from Wynton Marsalis (both his octet and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra) and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks; and cabaret and small-scale performances in the Spiegeltent. Fishercenter.bard.edu






After a requisite year off, the intelligently hip, Wilco-curated gathering returns to the Mass MoCA compound in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with one of its most, er, solid lineups yet: Television, Kurt Vile and the Violators, the Shaggs (!), Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers, Robert Glasper Experiment, Dave and Phil Alvin, Deep Sea Diver, Big Thief, Jeff Parker Trio, Alloy Orchestra, and more—including, of course, Wilco and several of their enticing side projects. Plus there’s comedy by John Hodgman, Michael Ian Black, Eugene Mirman, and others. Admission also includes access to the recently expanded Mass MoCA museum. Solidsoundfestival.co










The mother of all Northeast roots-rock-jam fests once again lords over Hunter Mountain. 2017’s headliners are Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Steve Miller Band, and String Cheese Incident are abetted by Peter Frampton, the Head and the Heart, Gary Clark, Jr., Michael Franti and Spearhead, Matisyahu, the Strumbellas, Shovels & Rope, the Revivalists, Amy Helm, Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives, Infamous Stringdusters, Elephant Revival, Lukas Nelson, Moon Hooch, Marco Benevento, the Band of Heathens, Chuck Prophet, Nicole Atkins, and much more. Mountainjam.com

Musical foodies and amateur (or professional) sommeliers should feast their ears and palates on this taste-filled new fest. Presented by Cascade Mountain Winery and Restaurant on the occasion of the eatery’s 40th anniversary, the weekend takes place on a 20-acre pasture in Amenia with stunning views of Connecticut’s nearby Litchfield Hills. Complementing the fine hand-crafted libations and locally sourced food from a host of regional vendors are live sets by singer-songwriters Jonathan Edwards (“Sunshine”) and Jess Colin Young (the Youngbloods) and area players Kerri Powers, Cole Quest and the City Pickers, Elissa Jones, Advanced Phunk, Peter Muller Band, and the Ram Miles Trio. Cascademt.com

CLEARWATER (JUNE 17-18) Also known as Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, this tried-and-true outing in honor of the ecological advocacy of patron saint Pete Seeger at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson is back again, this time with Lake Street Dive, Los Lobos, Arlo Guthrie, Richard Thompson, a reunion by Dar Williams’s trio Cry Cry Cry, Josh Ritter, Nick Lowe, Alejandro Escovedo, Tommy Emmanuel, Joan Osbourne, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, Tom Paxton, Holly Near, David Amram, Tom Chapin, Guy Davis, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Josh Whie, Jr., and others. Clearwaterfestival.org

GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL (JULY 7-AUGUST 22) Founded in 1975 by the opera company that bears its name, Glimmerglass is the second-largest opera festival in the United States and takes place at the glorious Alice Busch Opera Theater on Otsego Lake, near Cooperstown. Every summer, Glimmerglass presents four feature productions performed in a rotating repertory. This season, the 914-seat theater unveils George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!,” Handel’s “Xerxes,” and Donzinetti’s “The Siege of Calais.” Second-stage events include youth theater performances. Glimmerglass.org



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“Banquet of riches” Berkshire Review for the Arts

Early music in the Berkshires and Hudson Valley June 16th -July 22nd Bach, Monteverdi, Mozart and More on period instruments INFO:


This long-running (since 1986), multicultural folk-roots fave occurs at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The lineup this year, as always, puts the accent on Anglo-American traditions while remaining reliably diverse: the Mavericks, Lake Street Dive, NRBQ’s Big Al Anderson, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, the Funky Meters, Amadou and Mariam, Pokey LaFarge, the Sweetback Sisters, Infamous Stringdusters, Darlingside, Chicano Batman, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, Robbie Fulks, Pedrito Martinez Group, Dan Bern, and lots more. Greenriverfestival.com

FALCON RIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL (AUGUST 4-6) Falcon Ridge flies back to Dodds Farm in Hillsdale for another long weekend of rollicking music and dance at the foot of the Berkshires. Acts taking to its four stages this time around include Eric Andersen, Sawyer Fredericks, David Massengill, Joe Crookston, the Adam Ezra Group, Abbie Gardner, Jimmy LaFave, Vishten, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Upstate Rubdown, the Nields, Rod McDonald, ZydeGroove, and others. On-site camping is available, and campground activities such as song swaps and round robins hosted by patrons abound, as do specially selected food and craft vendors. Falconridgefolk.com

0+ POUGHKEEPSIE (AUGUST 5) With offshoots now in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Haverhill, Massachusetts, the revolutionary, Kingston-born celebration dedicated to exchanging art for medicine sets its sights right down the road, to the Queen City of the Hudson. In addition to a curated selection of public works by muralists and artists using other mediums, the inaugural 0+ Poughkeepsie will feature music at multiple venues by Holly Miranda, Knock Yourself Out, Dustbowl Fairies, Pontoon, Decorum, the Funk Junkies, Ramblin’ Jug Stompers, Corey Dandridge and Salt, and, among many more, festival founders Monogold—all playing in exchange for care from participating medical and wellness practitioners. Opositivefestival.org

HUDSON SUMMERFEST (AUGUST 19) No longer merely a townwide open mike, this fun function in Hudson leaps to the next level with headliners NRBQ, who bring their rarely seen brass section, the Whole Wheat Horns, to the event’s new, fixed site at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park. Also: the Zolla Boys, the Matchstick Architects, the Fabulous Versatones, Too Blue, and individual roving artists from the resident Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Food and beverage vendors curated by the FarmOn! Foundation and a craft/maker tent sponsored by Etsy and the Hudson Area Library will be on hand. Admission proceeds benefit the library, FarmOn!, and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Hudsonsummerfest.com

Your Keys to Summer Music

Emmylou Harris / July 22

McCoy Tyner / July 15

Daniil Trifonov / July 9

Angela Meade / June 17

Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Orchestra-in-Residence

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The Ashokan Center’s family-perfect outdoor jubilee of world-class folk-roots music, dancing, camping, hiking, food, and crafts is back for three days in its beatific Olivebridge environs. Hosted by Mike & Ruthy, the happening hoedown once again promises performances by the head hooters themselves and their elders, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason (Ruthy’s dad and stepmom), as well as Rhett Miller, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Dan Bern, Sweetback Sisters, the Mammals, the Downhill Strugglers, Arm-of-the-Sea Puppet Theater, and more. Get yer hoot on! Hoot.love


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When the American wing of the international All Tomorrow’s Parties festival vacated its Sullivan County home before eventually imploding, music lovers in the Hudson Valley who lean toward edgy, nonmainstream sounds were crestfallen. Riding to the rescue is upstate/downstate scenemaker Andy Animal and his crew with the magnificent Meltasia, which here marks its second local year by debuting at a new site, the Blackthorne Resort in East Durham. Bands are still being added as we go to press, but on the bill so far are Raekwon ofWuTang Clan, Pissed Jeans, Mungo Jerry (“In the Summertime”), Giuda, Midnight, A Giant Dog, and a Kiss tribute by students of the Paul Green Rock Academy. Meltasia.com

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This beloved outdoor music/performance festival is chiefly identified with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which has summered here since 1937, and James Taylor, who has been a staple act for decades. Taylor returns this year (July 3-4), as does the BSO’s standard full schedule of symphonic concerts. Also booked: Joan Baez with Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Indigo Girls (June 17), Joey Alexander (June 23), John Mellencamp (July 1), Natalie Merchant (July 2), Sondheim on Sondheim with the Boston Pops (July 8), Yo-Yo Ma (August 6), the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music (August 10-14), Joshua Bell (August 16), John Williams’s Film Night (with the composer conducting; August 19), Sting (August 29), Diana Ross (August 30), the Avett Brothers (September 1), and more. Bso.org

Founded by dancer Ted Shawn in 1931, Jacob’s Pillow dance center, school, and performance space in Beckett, Massachusetts, is home to the oldest internationally acclaimed summer dance festival in the United States. For this, its 85th season, the Pillow is packed: the Miami City Ballet and Jonah Boker Choreography (both June 21-25), Michelle Dorrance and NW Dance Project (both June 28-July 2), Jessica Lang Dance and Faye Driscoll (both July 5-9), Paul Taylor Dance Company and Roy Assaf Dance (both July 12-16), Compaigne Marie Chouinard and Aakaesh Odera (both July 19-23), Dendy/Donovan Project’s “Elvis Everywhere” (August 9-13), Trisha Brown Dance Company (August 16-19), and Compania Irene Rodriguez (August 16-20) are just a few of the attractions. Jacobspillow.org


—Yo-Yo Ma









A few minutes’ drive from Hudson, Performance Spaces for the 21st Century aka PS21 presents live music, dance, and theater under its beautiful saddlespan tent (construction recently began on a permanent pavilion) in a Chatham apple orchard. Among its many plum picks this season are concerts by the opener, klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals (July 15), pianists Lincoln Mayorga (July 16) and Simone Dinnerstein (July 22), and blueswomen Rory Block and Cindy Cashdollar (July 29). Theater includes “Before the Sun and the Moon” by Mettawee River Theater (July 26) and staged readings; the dance component features Parsons Dance (August 4), Monica Bill Barnes & Company (August 18), Ephrat Asherie Dance (August 25), and more. Ps21chatham.org

Since 1985, Powerhouse Theater has brought fully produced plays, staged readings of works-in-progress, and musical workshops to the campus of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, which also serves as the home of Powerhouse’s acclaimed resident theatrical training program. This season includes new works by Tony winners Lisa Kron and Duncan Sheik; “How I Met Your Mother” star and Powerhouse regular Josh Radnor; Hedwig and the Angry Inch composer Stephen Trask; stage and screen star and playwright Hamish Linklater; and two-time Pulitzer Prize for Drama recipient Lynn Nottage, among many others. Also present are some of the industry’s leading theater directors, including Tony winners Sam Gold and Michael Mayer, Tony nominees Scott Ellis and Sheryl Kaller, and OBIE winner Trip Cullman. Powerhouse.vassar.edu



Opened just last month,Turn Park Art Space, in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is the latest addition the thriving Berkshires arts scene. The converted stone quarry features open sculpture fields, a stone amphitheater, and roaming dancers and musicians who perform in colorful costumes. As of this writing no live entertainment events have been scheduled at the adaptive-reuse industrial site, but currently on view are three enticing art exhibitions: illustrator Nikolai Silis’s “Don Quixote Graphic Series” (through October 15), sculptors Ben Butler and Jim Holl’s “Wooden Forms” (July 15-September 1), and a collection of paintings by renowned jazz bassist Alex Rostotsky (August 19-November 15). Turnpark.com




—Robin Williams as Vlad in Moscow on the Hudson SHOWING JULY 18 AS PART OF THE PS21 MOVIE TUESDAY SERIES


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Constructed in the 1920s as vaudeville/silent movie house the Shadowland Theatre, this Ellenville institution rebranded itself last year as Shadowland Stages in a move to put the focus on the classic and visionary contemporary productions put forth on its multiple stages. Shadowland’s current summer-into-fall schedule has Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off ” (June 2-25), Gino Dilorio’s “The Jag” (June 30-July 16), Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner” (July 21-August 13), Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair’s “Murder for Two” (August 18-September 10), David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Ripcord” (September 15-October 1), and Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced” (October 6-22). Shadowlandtheatre.org

PHOENICIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE VOICE (AUGUST 4-7) In less than 10 years, the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice has risen to become one of the HudsonValley’s indispensable cultural staples.The annual vocal music festival programs an ever-changing variety of performance styles that include, but are not limited to, opera, gospel, ethnic folk, and musical theater. On its one-weekend-only calendar are “A French Affair,” featuring the works of Piaff, Brel, and Offenbach (August 4), “Les Trois Mousquetaires,” an original new operatic adaptation of Dumas’s “The Three Musketeers” (August 5), Puccini’s La Boheme (August 6), and “The Spiritual Side of Duke,” an homage to Duke Ellington’s famed sacred concerts (August 7). Phoeniciavoicefest.org





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WASSAIC PROJECT SUMMER SEASON (JUNE 10-SEPTEMBER 23) The dream continues to be lived by artists of all stripes and their admirers at Wassaic Project, a magical mill-complex-turned-arts-utopia in the Dutchess County hamlet of Wassaic. The compound’s summer season officially kicked off last month with an opening by resident artists, which recurs the last Saturday of every month through October. A benefit in support of the site’s summer events takes place on June 10, followed by the July Festival of music on July 1; the intriguing Heather Metal Parking Lot (“a massive bonfire, heavy metal DJs, event-inspired artist projects and films, beer pong, making out in the woods with strangers,” etc.) on July 12; the August Festival of dance and film on August 12; the Sandwich Summit on September 23; and more. Wassaicproject.org

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HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL (JUNE 8-SEPTEMBER 4) When it comes to Shakespeare, this delightfully different series is beloved by longtime lovers of the dean of all playwrights as well as audiences of all ages who are new to his timeless works. Performed outdoors on the grounds of the Boscobel estate in Garrison, HVSF spans approximately 12 weeks and is known to attract as many as 35,000 attendees from the Hudson Valley, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and well beyond to its lush lawn and capacity open-air theater tent to take in classics by the Bard and other productions. This summer’s roster has his “Twelfth Night” (June 16-August 27) and “Love’s Labour’s Lost” (August 14-29) plus an adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” (June 24-September 4) and the original “Book of Will” (June 22-July 28). Hvshakespeare.org


—William Shakespeare, “Twelfth Night”







galleries & museums

Jenny Lee Fowler’s i swim in this river, a hand-cut arches hot press on acid-free mat board. Part of the exhibit ”Undercurrents: The River as Metaphor,” opening June 10 and running through July 30 at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.

510 WARREN STREET GALLERY 510 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 822-0510. Nina Lipkowitz: “All That Jazz.” iPad paintings. June 2-25. Opening reception June 3, 3pm-6pm. ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 737 ALBANY-SHAKER ROAD, ALBANY (518) 242-2241. “Cloudlands.” Through July 31. ALBERT SHAHINIAN FINE ART GALLERY 22 EAST MARKET STREET SUITE 301, RHINEBECK 876-7578. Jorge G. Hernandez: “Visions”. Through July 9. THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM 258 MAIN STREET, RIDGEFIELD, CT (203) 438-4519. Beth Campbell: “My Potential Future Past.” Through September 4. AMITY GALLERY 110 NEWPORT BRIDGE ROAD, WARWICK 258-0818. “Fiber Works.” An outstanding variety of fabric art. From needlepoint to woven rugs, the craftsmanship is artful and the inventiveness is delightful. There will be decorative pillows and hand-dyed fabric pieces, knitted objects and knitted sculptures. June 3-25. Opening reception June 3, 5pm-7pm. ARTS SOCIETY OF KINGSTON (ASK) 97 BROADWAY, KINGSTON 338-0331. Featuring Robert Burbank: “Finding Impressionism in Nature.” The paintings are primarily Impressionistic Nature scenes plus two of my earlier paintings. The paintings are intended to be filled with color, have strong composition, and to show Nature’s beauty. Also showing Members’ Exhibition: “Entering the Third Dimension,” a sculpture show. Free. Saturday, June 3, 5pm-8pm. BANNERMAN ISLAND GALLERY 150 MAIN STREET, BEACON 416-8342. Master painters, Susan Goetz and Robert Schneider. Fine art exhibition featuring the traditionalist still-life paintings and portraiture of artist Susan Goetz and the landscape paintings of Robert Schneider. Through June 4. BARD COLLEGE: CCS BARD GALLERIES PO BOX 5000, ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON 758-7598. “No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects.” Works drawn from the Barjeel Art Foundation Collection, dating from 1990 to 2016, and referencing significant histories and conflicts across the Arabic-speaking world. June 24-October 29. BARRETT ART CENTER 55 NOXON STREET, POUGHKEEPSIE 471-2550. Spring into Summer. Through June 24. BCB ART 116 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-4539. “To find a form that accommodates the mess.” New work by Richard Finkelstein. An exhibition which initially gives the impression of being a group show reveals a common thread and focus of the artist—miniature tableaux’s, installations, drawings and photographs unite­—sharing the common thread of cinematic isolation as being familiar yet unreal. June 24-August 6. Opening reception June 24, 6pm-8pm. BOSCOBEL 1601 ROUTE 9D (BEAR MOUNTAIN HIGHWAY), GARRISON BOSCOBEL.ORG. “Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques.” Make-do’s include everyday household remnants, such as porcelain teapots with silver replacement spouts and or tin handles. June 3-October 1. BYRDCLIFFE KLEINERT/JAMES CENTER FOR THE ARTS 36 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2079. Stuart Farmery: “Sculptures in the Landscape.” An outdoor scultpure exhibition. Through September 4. CARRIE HADDAD GALLERY 622 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-1915. “Gathering Ground.” A group exhibit of figurative painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and works on paper that blur the lines between painting and photography. Through June 18.


CATALYST GALLERY 137 MAIN STREET, BEACON 204-3844. Triptych. New works by artist Coulter Young. This exhibit focuses on Mr. Young’s work in assemblage, portraiture and plein-air painting. June 3-25. Opening reception June 10, 6pm-9pm. THE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AT WOODSTOCK 59 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-9957. Laurie Lambrecht and Jaime Permuth. Through June 18. CLARK ART INSTITUTE 225 SOUTH STREET, WILLIAMSTOWN, MA (413) 458-2303. “An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting.” The exhibition features seven exceptional genre paintings by Dutch artists working in or near the city of Leiden in the seventeenth century. Through September 17. CLOVE AND CREEK 73 BROADWAY, KINGSTON CLOVEANDCREEK.COM. “I Caught All These Fish.” Works by Steven Weinberg. Through July 1. COLUMBIA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 5 ALBANY AVENUE, KINDERHOOK (518) 758-9265. “100 Years of Collecting.” The exhibition includes CCHS Institutional History—featuring early documents and significant artifacts. Through June 30. CREATE COMMUNITY 11 PEEKSKILL ROAD, COLD SPRING 264-9565. “A Working Knowledge of the Devil: Survival Stories: Works of Jill Shoffiett.” An exhibition of works on paper by Jill Shoffiett. Through June 16. CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (CIA) 1946 CAMPUS DRIVE (ROUTE 9), HYDE PARK 452-9430. “Sweet & Salty: Tastes of Cultural History.” Through July 19. DIA:BEACON 3 BEEKMAN STREET, BEACON (845) 440-0100. Michelle Stuart. Dia will present Michelle Stuart’s four part rubbing “Sayreville Strata Quartet” (1976). The installation expands Dia’s presentation of pioneering land art practices, by introducing the archeological concerns of Stuart’s drawings. Through April 30, 2018. DROP FORGE & TOOL 442 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-1627. “Let Me Tell You: Tiny Books, Big Ideas.” This exhibition of miniature handmade books is open to anyone who would like to participate. Co-presented by The Creativity Caravan and Drop Forge & Tool. Through June 25. DUCK POND GALLERY 128 CANAL STREET TOWN OF ESOPUS LIBRARY, PORT EWEN 338-5580. “Paintings to Love.” Stacie Flint, oils and acrylics. June 9-30. Opening reception June 9, 5:30pm-7pm. EMPIRE STATE PLAZA CORNING TOWER 100 S MALL ARTERIAL, ALBANY (518) 473-7521. Works by Phil Frost. Through August 18. THE FALCON 1348 ROUTE 9W, MARLBORO 236-7970. “Love of Line: Portraits by Sydney Cash.” Cash’s drawn portraits from the 1970’s are juxtaposed with his recent portrait work. Through June 30. FRANCES LEHMAN LOEB ART CENTER AT VASSAR COLLEGE 124 RAYMOND AVENUE, POUGHKEEPSIE 437-5237. “In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura.” Featuring more than 40 paintings and drawings. Through July 2. FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART 217 WARREN STREET 2ND FLOOR, HUDSON. “The Abstract Universe.” Geometric abstractions by Jaro. June 3-July 31.

I created this painting for the Berkshire Nasty Women’s Art Exhibition, which took place in May in Pittsfield, MA. It is now available as a signed, limited edition, 18”x24” poster. Please go to www.krisgallifineart.com to purchase.

Undercurrents: The River as Metaphor / Hudson Valley Artists 2017

Curated by Livia Straus

A percentage of all proceeds will go to support the League of Women Voters and Planned Parenthood. Let’s continue to stand together and fight for what’s right! With Liberty and Justice For All Kris Galli 2017                                                                     krisgallifineart.com

Michael Washburn, Resource Recovery – Charles Point, 2016

JUNE 10 – JULY 30, 2017

Opening reception: Saturday, June 10, 5-7 p.m. SAMUEL DORSKY MUSEUM OF ART



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Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Opera Night at the Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 6:00 – 10:00pm A boisterous evening of dinner, champagne and arias



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Presented by Maria Todaro from the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice Tickets: $150 Benefactor: $500 (with 2 tickets). Patron tickets: $1000 (with 4 tickets) Online: woodstockguild.org Phone: 845-679-2079 Also at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street: Performance: Chris Maxwell with Justin Tracy, Sat. June 10, 8pm. Tickets at http://www.woodstockguild.org/chrismaxwell.html Exhibition: The Ritual of Construction, curated by Jeanette Fintz. Through July 2, 2017



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galleries & museums FRIENDS OF HISTORIC KINGSTON 63 MAIN STREET, KINGSTON 339-0720. “Treasures.” A new exhibit featuring portraits of John Vanderlyn and a commemoration of Kingston’s part in World War I. Through October 28. FRONT STREET GALLERY 21 FRONT STREET, PATTERSON (917) 880-5307. “Solitude & Refuge:” The Paintings of Jane Black & Mark Delluomo. Contrasting the solitude of Black’s urban landscapes are Kingston resident Mark Delluomo’s figurative works reflecting the timely and timeless theme of Refuge. Thursdays-Sundays through July 14. GALLERY LEV SHALEM, WOODSTOCK JEWISH CONGREGATION 1682 GLASCO TURNPIKE, WOODSTOCK 679-2218. “Inner Journeys.” Juried by Robert Langdon of Emerge Gallery. Through June 18. GARRISON ART CENTER 23 GARRISON’S LANDING, GARRISON 424-3960. “Marylyn Dintenfass Ocular: Echo.” Dintenfass uses color, shape, and transparency as expressions of change; metaphors for water, earth, air, flora and fauna, the incalculable finite planet we are striving to preserve. Through June 18. HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WOODSTOCK 20 COMEAU DRIVE, WOODSTOCK 679-2256. Gathering Woodstock Women: A Celebration of the New York State Women’s Suffrage Centennial. The first major exhibit recognizing many remarkable women from Woodstock’s past. June 16-Sept. 3. Opening reception June 16, 7pm-9pm. HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY 313 MAIN, BEACON. Here on Planet Earth. Group exhibition from the Beacon Photography Group with the theme, “Here on Planet Earth.” June 10-July 1. Opening reception July 10, 5pm-7pm. HUDSON AREA LIBRARY 51 NORTH 5TH STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-1792. Artists & Friends Potluck/Slide Share. Artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers etc. all are welcome to bring a dish to share, and some art work to talk about. Third Friday of every month, 6-9pm. HUDSON HALL 327 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 822-1438. Michael St.John: “Bouquet.” A group of 20 “Flower” paintings to welcome the arrival of spring and commemorate the recently completed restoration of the Hudson Opera House. Through July 30. HUDSON VALLEY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 1701 MAIN STREET, PEEKSKILL (914) 788-0100. Peter Bynum: “Illumination of the Sacred Forms: Divine Light Mission and Sanctuary.” An installation of illuminated paintings by Peter Bynum, with a multi-media component of video projections. Through December 17. HUDSON VALLEY LGBTQ COMMUNITY CENTER, INC. 300 WALL STREET, KINGSTON 331-5300. Pride Art Reception. Guest curator Max J. Marshall (Deli Gallery, NYC) opens our Pride Exhibit, featuring emerging queer artists of color from the New York metropolitan area. June 10-July 31. INKY EDITIONS 112 SOUTH FRONT STREET, HUDSON (518) 610-5549. Terry James Conrad: “Builder’s Alchemy.” An exhibition of sculptures and relief monoprints produced with found object presses and handmade inks. Through June 25. JEFF BAILEY GALLERY 127 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-6680. Tamara Zahaykevich: “Following Frames.” Zahaykevich’s constructions are a study in subliminal majesty. Through June 18. JOHN DAVIS GALLERY 362 1/2 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-5907. “Isidro Blasco: Underground Passages.” Also showing Weixian Jiang: Sculpture; Thaddeus Radell: Hard Rain; Pauline Decarmo: Paintings; Janice Nowinski: Paintings; Robert Simon: Sculpture & Works on Paper. Through June 18. JOYCE GOLDSTEIN GALLERY 16 MAIN STREET, CHATHAM (518) 392-2250. “Take Your Pulse.” New works by Cathy Diamond, Jenny Lynn McNutt, and Louisa Weber. Through June 24. KAPLAN HALL, MINDY ROSS GALLERY THE CORNER OF GRAND & FIRST STREETS, NEWBURGH 341-9386. “Raptor Rapture: Birds of Prey of the Hudson Valley.” Color photographs by Steven Sachs, DMD and poetry by Diane Bliss. Through August 1. KLEINERT/JAMES ARTS CENTER 34 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2079. “The Ritual of Construction.” A group exhibition of artists working in a variety of media, using units of geometric origin to create their work. Through July 2. LABSPACE 2642 NY ROUTE 23, HILLSDALE LABSPACEART.BLOGSPOT.COM/. “Taconic North.” An invitational exhibition of small works from regional artists, curated by Susan Jennings and Julie Torres. Through June 11. MID-HUDSON VALLEY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION CENTER 1099 MORTON BOULEVARD, KINGSTON 800-451-8373. “Jessica Scott: Photography.” Through July 29. NEUMANN FINE ART 65 COLD WATER ST., HILLSDALE (413) 246-5776. “The Paintings of Kenneth Young.” Through June 24. NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM 222 MADISON AVENUE, ALBANY (518) 574-5877. “The People’s Art: Selections from the Empire State Plaza Art Collection.” Through September 3. OLANA STATE HISTORIC SITE 5720 ROUTE 9G, HUDSON (518) 828-0135. “Overlook: Teresita Fernández confronts Frederic Church at Olana.” Through November 5. RIVERWINDS GALLERY 172 MAIN STREET, BEACON 838-2880. Annette Jaret: “Spirit Dancing.” Various methods of poured paints in a limited palette that renders images that, although abstract, are strikingly organic. Through June 4.

Geomteric Elements, part of the exhibit “The Abstract Universe: Geometric Abstractions by Jaro,” at FRG Objects & Design / Art in Hudson, June 3-July 31.

SCHANTZ GALLERIES CONTEMPORARY ART 3 ELM STREET, STOCKBRIDGE, MA RIVERARTPROJECT.COM. “The River Art Project.” Artist Jim Schantz has organized an art exhibition for this summer to honor the river. Features five recognized painters who work with the river as their subject matter: Bart Elsbach, Mary Sipp Green, Stephen Hannock, Scott Prior and Jim Schantz. June 9-September 4. SEPTEMBER 449 WARREN STREET #3, HUDSON. Works by Brie Ruais and Letha Wilson. Through July 2. SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY ARTS CENTER 790 ROUTE 203, SPENCERTOWN (518) 392-3693. “Art from Farm to Table.” An invitational multimedia exhibit featuring works by 15 accomplished regional artists. The show includes depictions and interpretations of landscapes, buildings, farm life, flowers, vegetables, insects, and animals: Everything found in an agricultural environment, which might (or might not!) end up on a table. Through June 18. SUNY ULSTER 491 COTTEKILL ROAD, STONE RIDGE 687-5262. “Future Voices 2017: High School Art from Ulster County.” This annual exhibition of up-and-coming artists from local high schools. June 2-15. THOMAS COLE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 218 SPRING STREET, CATSKILL 518-943-7465. “Parlors.” An immersive installation that combines technology and meticulous historic restoration and features the earliest-known, interior decorative painting by an American artist. Through October 29. THOMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY VASSAR COLLEGE, POUGHKEEPSIE VASSAR.EDU. Edna St. Vincent Millay: “Treasures From Steepletop.” To honor the 100th anniversary of the graduation of one its most famous alumnae, Vassar College is hosting a special exhibition on the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, acclaimed Jazz Age poet. Through June 11. TIVOLI ARTISTS GALLERY 60 BROADWAY, TIVOLI 845 757 2667. “Light.” A members show on the subject of Light and its effect on their work. Photography, glass, hand-painted silk, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpted works. June 2-25. Opening reception June 3, 6pm-8pm. TREMAINE GALLERY AT THE HOTCHKISS SCHOOL 11 INTERLAKEN ROAD, LAKEVILLE, CT (860) 435-3663. “Becoming: 30 Hotchkiss Artists.” Alumni exhibit. Through June 18. UNISON 68 MOUNTAIN REST ROAD, NEW PALTZ 255-1559. “For The Love Of Jazz.” Retrospective of music paintings by Nancy Ostrovsky. June 4-17. Opening reception June 4, 4pm-6pm. WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL AND ART GALLERY 232 WARD STREET, MONTGOMERY 457-ARTS. Works by Nancy Reed Jones, Lana Privitera, and Jim Laurino. June 1-30. Opening reception June 3, 5pm-7pm. WILDERSTEIN PRESERVATION 330 MORTON ROAD, RHINEBECK 876-4818. “An American Family in World War I.” To mark the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. entry into the First World War, our 2017 special exhibition explores this unprecedented global event through the eyes of Wilderstein’s Suckley Family. While many families were involved on the home front and in Europe, few left such a complete and compelling record of their activities. Through October 29.



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BILL FRISELL AND THOMAS MORGAN DUO June 28. With his fluid, open, harmonically rich approach, Bill Frisell, is, unlike most jazz guitarists, more about sound than notes. While his work alongside Joe Lovano in the Paul Motian Trio is legendary in the realm of modern jazz, Frisell in his own playing draws as well from folk, country, rock, bluegrass, classic film soundtracks, and ethnic music, and the list of his many collaborators (Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithful, John Zorn, Ginger Baker) is likewise diverse. His duo with bassist Thomas Morgan visits Daryl’s House this month. (Marshall Crenshaw and Los Straitjackets string up June 23; Lee Rocker rocks this town June 25.) 6pm. $30, $40. Pawling. (845) 289-0185; Darylshouseclub.com.



June 2. “‘Twas then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man / Came singing songs of love…” The original psychedelic troubadour comes back around to do just that, bringing along his whimsical epistles to dippy and electrical bananas as well. Born Donovan Leitch in Glasgow, Scotland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer began as a pure folk artist, initially hitting with 1965’s Dylan pastiche “Catch the Wind.” By 1966, however, he’d been energized by post-Pepper Swinging London and become the father of flower power. Donovan’s Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour takes him to Tarrytown Music Hall for one night only. (Nick Lowe and Alejandro Escovedo meet June 16; Aimee Mann appears June 24.) 8pm. $58, $68, $78. Tarrytown. (914) 631-3390; Tarrytownmusichall.org.

June 3. Here’s a tough double bill. The Britemores, a rockin’ quartet from Detroit, boast some heavy veterans of the 1990s garage punk scene: singer and guitarist Johnny Chan (New Dynasty Six, Split Signals), guitarist Jeff Meier (Detroit Cobras, Rocket 455), and drummer Jeff Barterian (Hysteric Narcotics). The local instrumental surf band the Purple Knif has Midwestern roots as well; although the group formed in New York in 1994, all four of its original members— guitarists Ted Lawrence and Johnny Teagle, bassist Baker Rorick, and drummer Chris Butler (the Waitresses, Tin Huey)—hail from Ohio. (Phoebe Legere lands June 11.) 9pm. Donation requested. Beacon. (845) 202-7447; Facebook.com/QuinnsBeacon.

THE SUITCASE JUNKET June 3. From Northampton, Massachusetts, to Club Helsinki comes dumpster-diving indie folk/blues artist Matt Lorenz—aka the Suitcase Junket. Lorenz began writing his own dark story-songs in 2004 on an acoustic guitar he pulled out of the trash. His live style is something to behold: Accompanying himself with a ramshackle percussion setup that literally includes a box of bones, he sings into his guitar pickups and retro ribbon microphone and pairs lonesome howling and occasional harmonic overtone vocals on bleak ballads and distorted, White Stripes-y eruptions. (Brazilian Girls breeze by June 25; Woods waft in June 30.) 9pm. $15. Hudson. (518) 828-4800; Helsinkihudson.com.


ISLE OF KLEZBOS June 17. New York all-female klezmer sextet Isle of Klezbos really should win a prize for having one of the cheekiest band names of all time. But despite the cute moniker, the outfit is no joke: Established in 1998 by leader and drummer Eve Sinclair, they’ve toured Europe and North America and appeared on “CBS Sunday Morning,” “CNN World Beat,” PBS’s “In the Life,” while their music has been featured on Showtime’s “The L Word” and on several film soundtracks. The Rosendale Cafe hosts the group, whose rambunctious sound mines classic swing and tango as well as traditional Eastern European Jewish klezmer, for this assuredly jubilant Pride Month performance. (Mary Gauthier graces June 10; the Abby Hollander Band holds forth June 30.) 8pm. $15. Rosendale. (845) 658-9048; Rosendalecafe.com.



BOBBY PREVITE MASS Bobby Previte’s Mass is a very special sort of musical revelation, more of the immersive ritual than standard pop or rock album by far.Think Bill Ward toms meets jazz-schooled Gregorian/SunnO))) chant and drone meets Zappa and some moments of near desert rock ala Kyuss and you are getting close, but it doesn’t quite cover this remarkable creation. A range of major musician’s musicians from Stephen O’Malley to Marco Benevento to Jamie Saft contribute to this “modernist re-imagining of the choral epic Missa Sancti Jacobi by 15th-century composer Guillame Dufay.” The idea for the album was over a decade in the making from respected drummer Previte. With different players in varied time signatures, keys, and tempos all meant to work separately and line up at certain points, you would think it would be messy. But the result is near seamlessness. Anyone who finds this very-studied-yet-unconstrained masterpiece is sure to walk away from the record feeling inspired, lifted up out of their mundane day and contemplating the potential in great art. And on a certain level the experiment plain rocks as well. Pipe organ, electric fuzz bass, smarter metal guitar, and bold arrangements from these masters form a complex ceremony that works on many levels—blowing your mind by repeatedly tricking you into thinking it is simpler than you think it is. Mass deserves to be acclaimed far and wide as a worthy and unusual work of audacity. Rarenoiserecords.com. —Morgan Y. Evans

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As the title suggests, the Wood Brothers’ latest long player, Live at the Barn, couldn’t have been made anywhere else but down the dirt road off Plochmann Lane in Woodstock. Levon Helm’s place is more than just a recording studio or boutique venue. It has become a spiritual home, perhaps even more so than Big Pink, one town over, for a specific breed of rustic Catskills rock that bridges sweet Southern soul, early country candor, and the deepest roots of the blues. The Woods have all that in spades, so it seems only fitting that they cut this disc at their first post-Levon Ramble. Guitarist Oliver and bassist Chris sing like—duh—brothers, and that sense of sibling harmony is echoed in their strings as well. They play like snakes intertwining. Drummer Jano Rix might as well be their son, he’s so tight. His full press roll on the disc-opening “Mary Anna” would make Levon blush. Live at The Barn is packed with proof of the combo’s wicked elixir. The Peppermint Harris classic “I Got Loaded,” done by everyone from Robert Cray to Los Lobos, is laid back, loose, and rocking. If the world’s going to get another take of “Trouble in Mind,” I’m glad it’s this one. And “Ophelia” makes sense in any number of ways, not the least of which is honoring the Band and the Barn. Thewoodbros.com. —Michael Eck

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The premier late-1960s artists who pioneered the electrification of jazz, generally referred to as fusion, also embraced the spontaneous fire of first-generation free jazz as it was still blazing, giving their music a delirious forward motion that packed a dynamic texture closer to rock. On his impressive new double CD, New Paltz guitarist/composer Brian Kastan brings a similar edge and ardor to his music, while updating the ensemble sound for today. With the overdrive continuously cranked even on quieter numbers, Kastan possesses a remarkably expansive melodic vocabulary, notably present in his intriguing compositions like the prog-inflected title track, “My Kids Dance Party,” and the Zappa-esque “Is What It Is.” It’s a measure of Kastan’s confidence as a player that he has enlisted—perhaps I mean unleashed—an accomplished, punk-raw, funk-tight band for this recording, featuring Peter O’Brien on drums, Steve Rust on bass, and Miles Griffith on vocals. Griffith, easily one of the finest jazz vocalists working today, is so powerful a presence you could be forgiven on some tracks—say, his own, bananas “Rat Attack”—for thinking this was his date as a leader. These musicians’ febrile, improv-fueled approach, often punctuated by Kastan’s Sharrock-ian buzzsaw tremolo, makes for many breathless moments; possibly too many. More pieces like Kastan’s lovely ballad “Those Grey Days” would have tempered the tumult roaring throughout both discs, as well as highlighting the band’s considerable breadth. Still, it’s hard to complain about the embarrassment of passionate riches to be had on this release. Briankastan.com. —James Keepnews

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2017 YOUNG READERS’ SUMMER ROUNDUP These picture books teach valuable lessons of friendship and the importance of nutrition, while others offer the chance to learn about Huguenot history and animal sleep patterns.


` The latest two books in the Ladybug Girl series by Rosendale-based husband and wife duo, David Soman and Jacky Davis, Ladybug Girl’s Day Out with Grandpa and Ladybug Girl and Her Papa follow Lulu on her adventures with two influential men in her life. On her day at the American Museum of Natural HIstory with her grandpa, Ladybug Girl wants to see and do it all. By the end of the day, after feeling disappointed in not learning everything, Lulu’s grandpa delivers her the quintessential reminder: “You learn new things your entire life.” Although meant for toddlers, board book Ladybug Girl and Her Papa is filled with just as much sentimentality—a perfect gift for the upcoming Father’s Day.


Red Hook Dr. Alan Sachs’ latest book brings identical mice twins Millet and Walnut. Although used to a healthy scavenging lifestyle, once Millet, Candy, and their offspring Azure are exposed to junk food, their lives take a turn for the worse. Feeling the lethargy and negative effects of human food, Millet seeks the help of Walnut to cure his ailments and healing herbs and healthier food are brought to him and his family. Based on Sachs’ previous history of being unwell until consciously changing the quality of food he ate, and now working with others to do the same, this book is fitting for both nutritionally curious kids and adults.



This Goodnight Moon-esque picture book is packed with melodic rhymes that will lull children to sleep. Filled with colorful illustrations depicting nine animals and their kin including giraffes, gorillas, and whales, adult animal lovers will enjoy this tale as well. Ending with a mother tucking her son in the last stanza “I’ll count your fingers and your toes / And kiss you gently on your nose, / Then tuck you in and hold you tight / And whisper, “I love... Goodnight” will make your stomach churn in awe. The final four pages “Sleepy Animal Notes” provide factual descriptions of the resting habits of the animals mentioned, for an educational twist on a charming story.


Like most children Charlotte is eager for a pet—a cat, dog, or even a pig. But when her parents surprise her with a gigantic rock, although not quite what she wanted, she learns to love it anyway. Her rock Dennis proves to be great listener, but if only he could convey emotions. One day Dennis cracks open, becoming a magnificent dinosaur. In a turn of events, Charlotte’s parents must learn to love a pet that triumphs their expectations


Black Belt Bunny is extremely fast and excellent at karate. He can do front kicks, side kicks, back flips, punches and more. But when his master asks him to learn to make a salad, since that’s what bunnies eat, he is not-so pleased and apprehensive about trying something new. Until he karate chops the cabbage, side-kicks the carrots, and punches the eggplant and pepper— discovering that exposing himself to new things and trying different foods is actually quite fun.


Local history is portrayed in this beautifully illustrated book (by the program coordinator for Historic Huguenot Street) which follows Hugo’s journey from France, to Germany and eventually to Kingston. While searching for freedom to practice Protestantism, he feels uncomfortable with the Dutch in Wiltwyck and eventually comes across present-day New Paltz. Agreeing to purchase the land from the Esopus Indians, Hugo and the Huguenots finally have a home of their own. Complete with a map displaying the “Purchase of the Paltz” and glossary of terms to know, this narrative offers children the chance to learn about an important aspect of Hudson Valley history.


Each rhythmic poem in this collection is centered around a different style of dance. With energetic illustrations of Swing Dance, Foxtrot, Hip Hop, Cha-Cha, Merengue, Square Dance, Hora, Samba, TwoStep, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Conga, Waltz, Bhangra, and Polka poems accompanying all these dance styles are featured. The book includes a CD of writer Marilyn Singer reading each poem with original music.


Drawing inspiration from his children’s toy animals New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Jon J. Muth’s upcoming adventure book follows Mama Lion and her son Tigey on a madcap race. While Tigey has a clear goal to win, on their journey to the finish line their wheel falls off and the Flying Pandinis stop to help them. Later on in the race, moments from the finish line, Mama Lion pulls her emergency brake up, letting the Flying Pandinis slide into first place—teaching Tigey the importance of fostering good friendships.



Little Plane is committed to learning to write in the sky. While terrific at some aspects, he can’t seem to nail the loopity-loop. Even with his constant tries and persistence, he can’t get it right. Until the moon appears and he flies around it again and again doing perfect loopity-loops. Teaching kids to never give up and relax when trying to learn, this short tale offers astounding advice.

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rief Cottage is filled with lost boys. Whether orphaned by hurricanes, family, or abuse, Gail Godwin’s 14th novel (her first since 2013’s Flora ) gathers these drifting souls at the eroding edge of an island off the coast of South Carolina as they search through their ruined histories for a way forward from lives consumed by memory and loss. Nostalgia is as thick as the humidity these characters breathe, and relationships develop between unlikely opposites: young and old, rich and poor, dead and alive. Marcus, our 11-year-old hero, loses his down-on-her-luck, single-parent mother in a tragic car accident and is entrusted to his only living relative, Charlotte, his eccentric great-aunt who lives alone down the beach from the actual Grief Cottage. The cottage is a favorite subject of Charlotte’s paintings, the sale of which funds her frugal lifestyle as well as the cases of wine that are frequently delivered. Marcus soon learns the legend of the cottage that was left in disrepair from Hurricane Hazel 50 years earlier, an event that took the life of a boy his own age and both his parents who were lost searching for him at the height of the storm. Being summer renters, nothing is known about this tragic family, not even their names, and Marcus makes it his mission to bring their past to light. As the summer passes, Marcus tries not to be a burden on his aunt by dutifully cleaning up after himself, keeping watch over a nest of turtle eggs, and biking up and down the long beach to the broken-down cottage where he starts to interact with the ghost of the boy lost in the hurricane. What initially seems to be the result of a lonely boy’s imagination, this relationship becomes more symbolic of Marcus’s fears of also being left behind in the world as he desperately researches the background of this family that was literally swept out to sea.  As his preoccupation with the legend grows, Charlotte’s health deteriorates and Marcus soon finds himself playing the role of caregiver rather than being cared for, as his aunt, unable to paint, isolates herself in her room with bottles of wine that Marcus has to uncork for her. The boy’s fate is now even more precarious, for without Charlotte, Marcus could be abandoned in the rough unknown of foster homes and state custody. The novel moves at the pace of a lazy summer afternoon on the beach, but as Marcus’ obsession with the cottage builds, the reader knows a resolution as violent as any tropical storm lurks just beyond the horizon. Godwin, a National Book Award finalist, is very comfortable with this idyllic island landscape. Born and raised in North Carolina (she now lives in Woodstock), you sense the author spent summers similar to Marcus’s, exploring the picturesque coastline and obsessing over ghost stories. Ultimately, just like summer itself, childhood comes to its abrupt end, and the lost boys of Grief Cottage are found, for better or for worse, as Marcus confronts all of his demons, both imagined and real.  Gail Godwin will be reading on June 6 at 6pm at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck and June 30 at 6pm at The Golden Notebook Bookstore in Woodstock.  —James Conrad

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Special Love A merry feeling that comes from deep in the heart. A feeling that is felt alone or with many, with family or friend, even to a cat or dog, cow or chicken. It can make one desperate for another person. But a special kind of love is felt between mother and son. An unbreakable love that lasts forever. A promise of “I love you” can’t be broken in this relationship. This love is stronger than iron, lasts longer than the greatest gold, and more beautiful than the greatest diamond or stone. A light is in the heart that is brighter than all the stars in the galaxy. Warmer than a cozy blanket, and it flows through the body.

I have seen the new words and I have seen them on your lips. —p

Love is better than all the cats in the world. —Owen Barrett (10 years)



Once, I hurled my vagabond heart Into the forest green, pea-soup fog, The sabre tooth Alps of Trieste, Slashed my way in, vicious as an owl, Then settled, meek as a mouse.

My hair is getting longer and I’m drawn to colors like peachy pink and electric orange. An orange so seductive, you want to suck on it, choke and feed your thirst on it.

—Meghan O’Brien

I am not sure why I suddenly admire these colors. Maybe it’s the yoga studio I sit in or the spring flowers I inhale in or the man I devour.

LET IT RAIN Trees are like songs In the air, sighing, A green blush To evening sky. Raindrops on the windows Are already starting to melt. The mourning dove Coos lost love. I am a held breath, Face turned to beaten sky, Dark and purpled. I am the bowl. I am the collector. Let it rain Liquid solitude, Translucent at dusk. —Natalie Crick

LOST RECORDINGS A cassette tape found in the back of bureau drawer Thick with dust, but proving quite playable Hissed through the heads Of the paint-flecked tape deck in the garage I was the only one home When I heard the voice of our daughter For the first time in ten years —Benjamin Blake

My man’s eyes are hydrated, gooey pools of satisfaction happy pills I overdose on in the morning, in the noon, in the night. I float high, belly full of pink peaches and electric oranges. This must be what love feels like. —Lizz DeFeo

LEGACY My mother smelled of wine and places I could never go; throwing words around like so many playthings, loosely tethered to this earth. Your mother appeared in my driveway as a California Poppy last June. She wanders each year to a different spot from seeds sown on her birthday in remembrance. “All you’re allowed to say is, ‘Amen, Brother!’” He swore at me when I scoffed that the blazing autumnal pyre was insufficient to honor his father’s ascension. I hope that in my time of loss, you will distract me with anger and let me linger in the amnesiac abyss upon awakening where no one is gone. —D. E. Cocks


MAPLE HEARTS (For mom) The thing about you is, if you get nicked, the wound spills saccharine, sweetly. And while the rest of us might only see the small droplets of loss of life, you see an opportunity for rebirth; to remake the chemical structure and try again. Because recomposition is as natural as the sun, the moon, the stars, and we will all know it Someday. You say, why wait? Why delay the matrimony between body and soul? Give in to the heavenly goading to try again. And again. And however many times you need. So we simmer the spillage. Boil it down into candied hearts, that we carry around, and pop into our mouths to savor, for a pick-me-up, when we nick ourselves. Again and again. —Aaron Gerry

A RELENT We shed our woes, towels flung onto floors —Christopher Porpora



In this home Not a lithograph hung properly. Not an acrylic painting straight. Every photograph, every water color askew. In this house not a teapoy clear of memory, not a trestle unoccupied by books. Every measure of wall a story, every story a measure of life. “A Treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan Words and the Music One Hundred and Two Songs Eleven Operettas 1941” open on the library floor. The key board and guitar humming a quiet static from a warm speaker. “Aposiopesis” a thickly brushed wet canvas leans against the basement wall drying. “Palimpsest” a newly penned collection of poetry sits completed on the desk. Alexandra is sleeping with the Berbers tonight beneath the Moroccan stars. Her images print up the endless azure of the Saharan sky. Her eyes, iridian pools of blue, look out at me from the screen of the computer she left behind. Her honeyed locks wrapped tightly, hidden within the scarf she took from home. The dogs are curled aside the kitchen stove. Noses tucked beneath tails. The parrot blessedly nods quietly on his perch stirred only to fluff and preen his feathers. The horses are grazing, meandering in the half light of evening. The lowing of Angus in the fields across the road carry up to the open windows. The wood shutters knock in whispers with the breeze. When my daughter tires of the white waters in Croatia and the Aurora Borealis in Hammerfest. When she has seen her fill of the cathedrals and domes, the crypts and sewers of Europe. When India and Japan no longer call her to keep moving. This home on the hill in Dutchess County waits.

The Ugly American

—Lisa Barnes Schwartz



Five businessmen rolled Into the coffee shop like Loud and mirthful gods—

She owns an ancient turntable and vinyl and says, “This is my favorite song.” Doesn’t everyone say that? She shares a suede bag with buckskin fringe, “A special gift from momma, back in ‘83.” Shows me pictures of her and Pop-Pop and baby brother, “ridin’ a camel at the county fair.” I don’t give a shit as she cocks her head sideways and wonders aloud about me. Says for me to share what hurts or heals or haunts me. Says she can never tell when I’m up or down. Says she can’t live like this no more. Says I never tell her what’s real inside of me. So I do. “My demons are real, my whiskey realer, my faith scarcely at all, and that kills me.” She sobs and weeps and peeks between her fingers to see if I’m moved. I am not. For absolution, resurrection, and strictly selfish purposes, I go to leave. She grabs my arm and pleads for me to stay. I bump the ancient turntable, the vinyl skips. Call me Deacon Blues, Blues, Blues, Blues . . .

—Peter Coco

PEEKSKILL remember when we took the train to Peekskill? we walked by the river and gazed at its subtle, soothing waves and at each other we touched the cold, wrought iron railing at the station and each other we drank in fresh, golden beer and each other —Emma Rudzinski I came here for you To meet again in this life My heart led the way —Debra Monte

They laughed as they entered They laughed as they ordered They clattered to a table & Laughed harder still They huddled and laughed As they argued about the bill— They laughed and bellowed As they gathered to leave They laughed until others Appeared sick and fatigued Acting like jesters as they Stumbled from the shop Laughing and laughing As if afraid to stop —R. S. Mason

—William Teets

UNTITLED IRONY In days to come you soon will find the truth you tried so hard to suppress that time has now gone bland and you were so much happier when you were depressed.

In a general store we kissed and kissed and spun a rack of post cards until one flew off and landed at our feet. This is where we’ll spend the rest of our days, as fate decided, in euphoria.

—Jessica Sommerfeldt

—Nicole Hill 6/17 CHRONOGRAM POETRY 81

Food & Drink

Pierogi entree, served with house-cured Polska kielbasa



aturday nights in Catskill are still relatively quiet—unless you’re at the New York Restaurant, where the libations are flowing, the house band is rocking, and the wait for a table is 25 to 30 minutes without a reservation. Located on Main Street in the historic-yet-perpetually-up-and-coming village of Catskill, the New York Restaurant offers live music, a full bar, and classic American and Polish cuisine—also known as “stick-to-your-ribs” kind of food. If you’re looking for gourmet food that’s light and airy and leaves you raiding your refrigerator when you get home, move along. If you want unpretentious, delicious, affordable food that could last for potentially one or two more meals, this could be your next favorite spot. The hefty half-pound NewYork burger ($11.50), served with a steak knife sticking out of its warm sesame bun is as flavorful as any burger in a five-star restaurant. Many of the appetizers, like the pierogi ($6.50) and Polska Kielbasa ($10.50), are almost meals to themselves. But it’s more than the rich and hearty food that draws people here—it’s also the casually elegant, nostalgic yet alluring vibe that reminds one of both an Eastern European pub and an eccentric grandmother’s parlor. This is intentional, of course. Owner Natasha Witka conceived and designed the restaurant to be an extension of her living room, which, as the child of Polish immigrants who settled in Catskill when she was five, was full of family, friends, and food. Witka credits her babcia (grandma) for teaching her authentic methods and styles of old world cooking, and her aunt and uncle, who own Pyza, a Polish restaurant in Greenpoint, for teaching her about the food industry. During summer breaks from high school and, later, college years in New York City (she studied business and law


at Pace University),Witka worked her way up at Pyza, bussing tables, working in the kitchen, and doing everything in between, in order to soak up as much knowledge as possible before returning to Catskill to pursue her own dreams after graduation. “As early as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to have my own restaurant,” recalls Witka, now 30 years old. “My whole vision was to create something comfortable, warm and inviting, that was casual but had a statement of class.” She bought the 150-year-old building that houses the restaurant in 2014. It had been vacant for nearly a decade. “It was in such bad condition that the village was ready to condemn the building, but something just kept calling me there,” she says. As far as Witka knows, the location has always been a tavern, pub, or restaurant. In fact, in 1922 it opened as the New York Restaurant (a photo of the original establishment is on the restaurant’s website). Witka decided to re-birth the name when she opened in October 2015 after a grueling year of renovation that included repairing the collapsing roof and cracked sewer lines, as well as preserving a 120year old freight elevator in the sidewalk once used to bring in ice. She installed a piece of walkable glass over the old elevator, so people can see it before entering the restaurant. “Preserved history connects people,” says Witka, who furnished the restaurant on a budget by shopping at local auctions, salvage yards and with the help of Deb Parker of Sister Salvage, a popular antique and vintage shop in nearby Hannacroix. Diners sit at candlelit tables made of repurposed wood on soft leather benches lined with pillows, surrounded by old world charms like exposed brick walls and cream-colored tile floors (both original to the first New York Restaurant), and a

Ahi tuna cucumber rolls.


gallery-style wall of vintage mirrors near the bar.There’s another wall display of old farming tools in the vestibule outside the restrooms. For the food, Witka turned to high school friend, Zachary Stough, a self-taught chef who learned his trade by working his way up through the ranks of the Catskill resort industry. Natasha’s aunt and cousins flew in from Poland to teach Stough how to make some of the classic Polish dishes that are now house favorites, like pierogi ($6.50 appetizer, $17.50 platter) stuffed with sauerkraut and wild mushrooms topped with bacon, onion chutney and sour cream, kielbasa ($10.50) topped with house sauerkraut, and golabki ($18.50) stuffed cabbage rolls served on creamy mashed potatoes. If you can’t decide which of these to get, there’s always the Tour of Poland ($19.50), which comes with all of the above plus bigos, a hunter’s stew made of cabbage, kielbasa, kraut, mushroom, tomato, and stewed with bones. (The portion is large enough to sustain you for days).

When it comes to alcohol, The New York Restaurant offers a decent if limited selection of wines ranging in price from $7 to $12 per glass, with domestic wines from California and Washington State, and international wines from New Zealand, Italy, Chile, France, and Argentina. Beer lovers will appreciate the four staple beers on tap: Poland’s light and refreshing Zywiec (served with an optional dollop of raspberry puree), Guinness, Czech Republic’s Pilsner Urquell, and C. H. Evans “Kick Ass Brown Ale,” in addition to five seasonally rotating local microbrews on tap, including from Crossroads Brewery (Athens) and Chatham Brewing (Chatham). Local spirits include 1857 Vodka, a farm-to-table potato vodka from the Barber Family Farm in Schoharie Valley, Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey from Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery, and Fenimore Gin from Cooperstown Distillery. The New York Restaurant also hosts art openings, parties, and frequent wine and spirit tastings, as Witka likes to have clientele weigh in on a product before she makes an investment.

Left to right: Chef Zac Stough, bartender Mike Gilfeather, Mariusz Witka, bartender Dave Rose.

Other house favorites include the cast iron Cowboy Rib-Eye ($25.50) served with melted horseradish cream sauce, bacon, creamy mashed potatoes and a seasonal vegetable, and the seared dill salmon ($23.50) brushed with lemon-dill aioli. In addition to the classic American and Polish fare, Stough also offers a dozen weekly specials that change with the seasonal harvest. Currently, the delightfully fresh and tangy spring salad ($11) with watermelon radish, shaved fennel, strawberries and marinated chickpeas in a lemon poppy vinaigrette is a must-try—even for those wary of mixing fruit with greens. Another worthy special is the savory shrimp noodle bowl ($22), made of blackened ginger and star anise broth, gulf shrimp, vegetables, fried egg, garlic chili paste, cilantro, and lo mien noodles. Vegetarians might be surprised that the nonmeat options are some of the most popular dishes on the menu, including the crispy Brussels sprout chips ($9.50), which are sprinkled with truffle oil and parmesan cheese and practically melt in your mouth, the lightly fried cauliflower wings ($11.50) smothered with “secret” Buffalo wing sauce that renders the cauliflower crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and spicy, and the vegetable-and-quinoa-stuffed peppers ($17.50) drizzled with arugula pesto and goat cheese crumbles, the vegetarian alternative to the golabki. While the Polish meats are sourced from Greenpoint, Witka and Stough take pride and considerable care in sourcing locally as much produce and spirits as possible. To bolster mid-week business, they also offer daily special deals: “Beer and Basa Mondays” offers a craft micro brew and kielbasa sandwich for $10; on “Taco Tuesdays” you can get $5 gourmet taco and $5 margaritas; “Wine Down Thursdays” features half price on select wines (currently French rose is a hot ticket item). 84 FOOD & DRINK CHRONOGRAM 6/17

Since opening a year and a half ago, The New York Restaurant has seen a steady growth in business, especially Thursday through Saturday nights when the place is packed with both local clientele and out-of-towners. On these busy nights, as well as on Sundays’ Live Jazz Brunch series,Witka, along with her brother and main host Mariusz, can often be seen going table to table warmly greeting guests. Sometimes she even dons an apron to help Stough behind the line. What’s nice about the NYR is there’s something for everyone—a rich and satisfying meal (with plenty of leftovers); live music (on the weekends) by acoustic soul, indie singer/songwriter performers like Murali Coryell, Lex Grey, Jen DuBois, Becky Pine, Michael Louis, and house band The Compact; and a lively bar scene. Natasha admits she was scared when she bought the building because Catskill was so incredibly quiet then. “There were days when we were doing construction when it was like a ghost town,” she recalls. But Catskill has come a long way since The New York Restaurant opened, with several other new businesses scheduled to open this summer and more people visiting and shopping in the village, in part due to the increase in traffic brought in by The New York Restaurant. “We’re excited to be at the forefront of Catskill’s evolution,” Witka says. The New York Restaurant 353 Main Street, Catskill (518) 943-5500; Nyrestaurantcatskill.com Open daily noon to 10pm. Closed Wednesdays.

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Dorsky Museum

SUNY New Paltz 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY (845) 257-3844 www.newpaltz.edu/museum sdma@newpaltz.edu

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5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY www.olana.org

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JTD Productions, Inc. (845) 679-8652 www.JTDfun.com

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Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (845) 758-7900 www.fischercenter.bard.edu

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71A Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-5872 www.hudsonvalleygoldsmith.com

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661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 232-2320 www.centerforperformingarts.org

1606 Ulster Avenue, Lake Katrine, NY (845) 336-8080 www.aquajetpools.com

Colony Woodstock

22 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-7625 www.colonywoodstock.com In the tradition of the classic American music halls, the all-new COLONY is an entertainment and dining space worthy of the Woodstock community. This 90-yearold Catskill Mountain landmark has been lovingly renovated to maintain its structural integrity and charm so the generations of patrons to come can enjoy the space in comfort as they become part of our history. COLONY opened in May 2017, and has events planned late in the summer with new announcements happening weekly.

Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle

Real Estate Kingston’s Opera House Office Bldg. 275 Fair Street, Kingston, NY (845) 399-1212 Contact Bill Oderkirk (owner/manager) 3991212@gmail.com

Upstate House www.upstatehouse.com

Upstater www.upstater.com

Willow Realty 120 Main Street, Gardiner, NY (845) 255-7666 www.friendlycircle.weebly.com LWillow@Aol.com

(845) 339-7907 www.hvcmc.org

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center

Record Stores

www.facebook.com/kaatsbaan www.kaatsbaan.org

Rocket Number Nine Records

The Linda WAMCs Performing Arts Studio

339 Central Ave, Albany, NY (518) 465-5233 www.thelinda.org The Linda provides a rare opportunity to get up close and personnel with worldrenowned artists, academy award winning directors, headliner comedians and local, regional, and national artists on the verge of national recognition. An intimate, affordable venue, serving beer and wine, The Linda is a night out you won’t forget.

Shadowland Theater

50 N Front Street, Kingston, NY (845) 331-8217

Recreation Clearwater Sloop (845) 265-8080 www.clearwater.org

Ferncliff Forest 68 Mount Rutsen Road, Rhinebeck, NY www.ferncliffforest.org

Town Tinker Tube Rental

157 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY (845) 647-5511 www.shadowlandtheatre.org

Bridge Street, Phoenicia, NY (845) 688-5553 www.towntinker.com

Time and Space Limited

434 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY www.timeandspace.org


Pet Services & Supplies

Pegasus Comfort Footwear New Paltz (845) 256-0788 and, Woodstock (845) 679-2373, www.pegasusshoes.com

Pet Country

6830 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-9000

Specialty Foods

Sugar Loaf Koi

3244 NY-207, Campbell Hall, NY (914) 755-0159

Applestone Meat Co. Stone Ridge, Accord, NY www.applestonemeat.com

Photography Fionn Reilly Photography

Harney & Sons Fine Teas

Saugerties, NY (845) 802-6109 www.fionnreilly.com

13 Main Street, Millerton, NY www.harney.com


Picture Framing Atelier Renee Fine Framing

The Chocolate Factory, 54 Elizabeth Street, Suite 3, Red Hook, NY (845) 758-1004 www.atelierreneefineframing.com renee@atelierreneefineframing.com A visit to Red Hook must include stopping at this unique workshop! Combining a beautiful selection of moulding styles and mats with conservation quality materials,

Historic Huguenot Street Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-1660

Writing Services Peter Aaron www.peteraaron.org info@peteraaron.org


business directory

47 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-7774 allure7774@aol.com

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

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or a busy working mom like Kieran Geffert, the thought of having access to a doctor 24/7 via Facetime video on her phone was very intriguing. “I had read about how telemedicine was revolutionizing healthcare and people’s access to it,” she says. So when she got an email about a year ago from her HR office at work saying that her company, CBS Corporation in San Francisco, was offering the telemedicine service Doctor on Demand, she downloaded the app right away and linked it to her insurance. “Even though I was a little skeptical about how it would work, I thought, ‘I’ll have it all ready to go, should I need it.’ I’m all about preventive medicine and being on top of things.” A couple of months later, her teenage son developed a suspicious blister inside his lip. “It was bothering him and it just kind of looked funny. I thought, ‘Well, let’s try Doctor on Demand.’” Geffert had no idea what to expect when she used the app to request an MD. “It was the weekend, and I thought it would be a long wait—maybe the doctor was biking up Mount Tam?” But within less than a minute she and her son were Facetiming with a physician in a white coat. She was able to use the camera on her phone to show him the blister on her son’s mouth. Suspecting a virus, the doctor delivered a prescription electronically to her local pharmacy, which she picked up about 15 minutes later. “My son started on the medicine, and in two days the blister was gone.” Impressed by the ease and speed of the experience—and the handy avoidance of scheduling an appointment, driving to a doctor’s office, and sitting in a crowded, potentially germ-filled waiting room—Geffert used Doctor on Demand three more times over the next year, including once to get steroids for a case of poison oak that had gone systemic. She Facetimed with a doctor as she was getting ready for work and was able to pick up the prescription when the pharmacy opened. “I was able to do it all by multitasking, and it didn’t take any time out of my day. It was great.” Telemedicine, or telehealth—in which care is transmitted from providers to patients via telecommunications technology—is beginning to take off. One of the most game-changing trends in healthcare today, telemedicine is expected to reach seven million patient users by 2018, up from 350,000 users in 2013, according to a report by IHS Technology. “There are multiple signs that telemedicine’s time is coming, if not here,” says Ian Tong, MD, chief medical officer for Doctor on Demand. “One is that we’re seeing an evolution of patient behavior: Patients are coming to us and asking us to be able to take care of more complex problems. So there’s an appetite for more.” Tong adds that the adoption of telemedicine regulations and guidelines have increased nationwide. “More states have established more sophisticated guidelines around what they want to see a telemedicine program or provider be able to achieve in their platform and in their offering to patients.” All told, this mode of care is still in its infancy; many industry analysts believe that its most significant growth will happen in the next five to ten years. “It’s 90 WHOLE LIVING CHRONOGRAM 6/17

new, and so there’s some hesitation as to what is achievable over telemedicine,” says Ross Friedberg, general counsel for Doctor on Demand. “People wonder, can a physician provide me with good care this way? We’re so used to going to a doctor’s office and getting a physical exam. It takes a while for people’s attitudes to change as they get used to something new, especially when it comes to something as intimate as the doctor-patient relationship. But once people experience telemedicine, they discover its value and what can be achieved.” Patients and caregivers stand to gain from the virtual experience. “Telemedicine is a more affordable healthcare option, and a lot more accessible,” says Friedberg. Not just for the privileged, telemedicine visits are often more affordable than urgent care, ranging from $0 when covered by insurance to $75 out of pocket, with most Doctor on Demand visits averaging about $49 (or more for mental-health counseling). For medical providers, it can lower overhead and offer more flexibility than an office or hospital-based practice. It can also help address much of what is wrong with our medical system today. “Part of the reason we exist is because our healthcare system is not working,” says Friedberg. “It’s become too expensive and disconnected from the needs of patients. When people start using telemedicine, if it’s a good program, they keep using it.” A Return of the (Virtual) House Call Even if it can’t meet every healthcare need (you can’t get stitches over Facetime, or have your teleprovider pop a dislocated shoulder back into place), telemedicine offers healthcare consumers more choice—and many patients find that empowering. While they’re all a little bit different, telemedicine services like Doctor on Demand, American Well, and MD Live are helping to bring back the 1950s house call, translated into modern mobile device culture. Doctors can “visit” you at home, even in the wee hours of the night. While something is lost in the virtual experience—physical presence and touch, for example—a lot is gained, too. “When I go to the pediatrician or my physician, there’s a lot going on,” says Geffert. “There’s something about the video visit that gives you a doctor’s undivided attention. It’s one to one. There’s no nurse knocking on the door and interrupting. They’re not typing everything you say into their laptop. They’re really present.You have their time, which I think is a valuable differentiator.” Patients who worry about the limitations of virtual care are often surprised by what can be accomplished over their smartphone. “We can actually do a physical exam. We do it by walking the patient through one and showing them what to do,” says Tong. For example, if sinuses are the problem, an in-person doctor might press on them in various places and ask, ‘Does it hurt here? Or here?’ A teleprovider will walk the patient through the same process, showing them how and where to press on their own sinuses and asking them if it hurts.


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Acupuncture Transpersonal Acupuncture (845) 340-8625 www.transpersonalacupuncture.com

Aromatherapy Joan Apter, Aromacologist (845) 679-0512 www.apteraromatherapy.com joanapter@earthlink.net Raindrop Technique, Emotional Release Raindrop, Neuro-Auricular Technique (NAT), Vitaflex for humans and Horses, dogs, birds and cats. Health consultations, natural wellness writer, spa consultant, classes, trainings and keynotes. Offering full line of Young Living Essential oils, nutritional supplements, personal care, pet care, children’s and non-toxic cleaning products. Consultant: Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster with healing statements for surgery and holistic approaches to heal faster!

Astrology Planet Waves Kingston, NY (845) 797-3458 www.planetwaves.net

Body Work Patrice Heber 275 Fair Street, Kingston, NY (845) 399-8350

Dentistry & Orthodontics Ariel Dentistry 3 Plattekill Ave., New Paltz, NY (845) 255-8350 www.arieldentalcare.com

Dental Office of Drs. Jeffrey & Maureen Viglielmo 56 Lucas Avenue, Kingston, NY (845) 339-1619 www.drvigs.com

Tischler Dental Woodstock, NY (845) 679-3706 www.tischlerdental.com 92 WHOLE LIVING CHRONOGRAM 6/17

Energy Healing

Hospitals Health Quest

Kia Abilay (808) 927-4024 www.rainbowheart.net

Herbal Medicine & Nutrition Empowered By Nature 1129 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Fishkill, NY (845) 416-4598 www.EmpoweredByNature.net lorrainehughes54@gmail.com Lorraine Hughes, Registered Herbalist (AHG) and ARCB Certified Reflexologist offers Wellness Consultations that therapeutically integrate Asian and Western Herbal Medicine and Nutrition with their holistic philosophies to health. This approach is grounded in Traditional Chinese Medicine with focus placed on an individual’s specific constitutional profile and imbalances. Please visit the website for more information and upcoming events.

Holistic Health Cassandra Currie, MS, RYT‚ Holistic Health Counselor 41 John Street, Kingston, NY (845) 532-7796 www.holisticcassandra.com

embodyperiod 439 Union Street, Hudson, NY (415) 686-8722 www.embodyperiod.com

John M. Carroll 715 Route 28, Kingston, NY (845) 338-8420 www.johnmcarrollhealer.com

Kary Broffman, RN, CH (845) 876-6753 Karyb@mindspring.com

Woodstock Healing Arts 83 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 393-4325 www.woodstockhealingarts.com

45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 454-8500 www.health-quest.org

MidHudson Regional Hospital Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 483-5000 www.westchestermedicalcenter.com/mhrh

Hypnosis Healing Seeds of Love Wappingers Falls, NY (845) 264-1388 www.seeds-love.com mia@seeds-love.com A Holistic therapy that heals the body and mind. Release paralyzing emotional holds and fears, help free from self-imposed limitations and suffering. Obtain missing information, insights, and a comprehensive healing. Access the root causes of physical, emotional, relationship, and financial issues, bring these issues to peace and resolution. Develop one’s own intuitive abilities. Obtain spiritual enlightenment. Discover the immense and awe-inspiring power within you. Gain wonderful relaxation experience. Mia McDermott Consulting Hypnotist.

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.

Psychic Psychic Readings by Rose 40 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-6801 www.psychichreadingsinwoodstockny.com

Resorts & Spas Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa 220 North Road, Milton, NY (877) 7-INN-SPA (845) 795-1310 www.buttermilkfallsinn.com

Retreat Centers Garrison Institute Route 9D, Garrison, NY (845) 424-4800 www.garrisoninstitute.org info@garrisoninstitute.org Retreats supporting positive personal and social change in a renovated monastery overlooking the Hudson River. Featuring Daniel Goleman, Tara Bennett-Goleman, Aaron Wolf and R.J. Sadowski teaching The Chemistry of Connection, June 16-18; and Eve Edman teaching An Expedition with the Atlas of Emotions: Working with Stress and Burnout, July 21-23.

Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY (800) 944-1001 www.eOmega.org

Spirituality Eileen O’Hare (845) 831-5790 www.eileenohare.com

Kol Hai: Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal (845) 477-5457 kolhai.org


Podiatry Rhinebeck Foot Care 91 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-8637 www.rhinebeckfootcare.com

Clear Yoga 6423 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-6129 clearyogarhinebeck.com

In some cases, depending on the service and its platform, patients can form relationships with their teledoctors, requesting them for appointments just like they can at brick-and-mortar practices. As an alternative to urgent care or primary care, telemedicine can be a place to “go” on your phone if you suspect that you have the flu or a urinary tract infection. In some cases, when a teledoctor can assess the situation and assure the patient that it’s not necessary, telemedicine can help people avoid an emergency room visit. Especially when telemedicine is combined with health-tracking apps that monitor heart rate and other vital signs, it also has the potential to help manage chronic illnesses like diabetes or hypertension. “We’re reducing the burden of disease and providing more touch points for the patient,” says Tong. “People coming to multiple doctor appointments might have to deal with traffic and waiting rooms full of sick people. If we can cut those visits in half, for a diabetic, that’s a big reduction.This is the future of where we can go with telemedicine. That’s what makes me so passionate about it.” The Rise of Holistic Tele-Care While many doctors work for a telemedicine service like Doctor on Demand or American Well, a few doctors are branching out into telemedicine on their own.That is the case for Drs. Eugene Perlov and Lauren Shaiova, married MDs who practice in NewYork and offer telemedicine in addition to their in-person practices.They are also certified medical marijuana providers, which has thrown a lot of patients their way since NewYork legalized medical marijuana in 2014. “Once the dispensaries opened, it just blew up,” says Shaiova. “People from Brooklyn to Albany call us. They might have cancer or chronic pain, and they want an alternative to opioids. We’ll do a video encounter before we certify them. They transmit their medical records first so that we know they have a bona fide disease process commensurate with medical marijuana treatment.” As primary care physicians with a sub-specialty in palliative care, Perlov and Shaiova see telemedicine as a way to combine a holistic, integrative approach with modern video technology. “We offer very thorough encounters,” says Perlov. “We don’t just give people a certificate for medical marijuana and send them on their way.” The couple may spend an hour or more with a patient who pays out of pocket, as opposed to a 10-minute Facetime call through a service that may be covered by insurance. In one recent case, Perlov and Shaiova consulted with a Belgian couple from Manhattan. “She was a 75-yearold Holocaust survivor who was going for spinal-stenosis surgery and wanted medical marijuana to help with the post-op pain,” says Shaiova. “We did telemedicine from their living room to our living room, and we certified her for medical marijuana the night before her surgery. You can have one proxy designated to pick up the marijuana from a dispensary, and that was her husband. He called me a few times after the procedure and said she was doing great. The medical marijuana helped her manage the pain and nausea. She was good to go.” With today’s e-scribing technology, doctors can do almost everything electronically. “You can write a note in a patient’s electronic medical record, send a prescription to their pharmacy, order labs, do medical marijuana certification or primary care,” says Perlov. “Everything from counseling to lifestyle changes to nutrition and medications can go through this e-scribing portal.” For people in remote areas, or housebound patients, telemedicine can be transformative. “An isolated mom who is depressed or anxious, and who doesn’t have time to see a doctor, can get telemedicine therapy or find groups online and get tremendous support,” adds Perlov. Geffert, too, sees countless possibilities for everyday use with her family. “My daughter is going to college next year and will be 3,000 miles away. I like knowing that she’ll be able to take care of some things with just a quick video visit through Doctor on Demand. When we’re traveling I can also see it being very handy, because if something goes wrong we’re just a video conference away from a doctor.” Her only gripe is that she didn’t have the technology earlier, when her children were small. “All those trips to the pediatrician for pink eye could have been avoided.” Telemedicine offers more choice and convenience in a field that, until now, was never known for handing out consumer-friendly alternatives. But it is only one piece of the puzzle of how to fix modern healthcare and keep people healthy. “I don’t think telemedicine should completely replace traditional medicine,” says Perlov. “But it can certainly augment it and make it better.”



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AUGUST 19 Nancy Kamen


Black Eagle Dixieland Band

with Loren Daniels

with Ginetta’s Vendetta

AUGUST 26 Priscilla Baskerville

JULY 15 Rickey Gordon Quintet

with Bowery Creek

with Blues Maneuver

JULY 22 Pedrito Martinez Group with Ian Flanigan

SEPTEMBER 2 Brianna Thomas

with Jaime Borelli

Concert Times:

Opening performers appear at 6:30 pm; headlined performers appear at 8 pm.

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Giulio Paolini's Amore e Psiche, one of the pieces featured at Magazzino, a new center for avant-garde Italian art in Cold Spring. Magazzino opens on June 28.

Learning a New Word: Magazzino “Italy is not only Botticelli, it’s not only Baroque, it’s not only Futurism—there’s an entire part of our art history that’s actually unknown,” explains Vittorio Calabrese, director of Magazzino in Cold Spring, a new center of avant-garde Italian art. “Margherita Stein: Rebel with a Cause,” Magazzino’s first show, will open on June 28. The exhibition honors Margherita Stein, founder of the Christian Stein Gallery, which began in 1966 at her apartment in Turin. Young artists would create site-specific pieces for her bathroom or kitchen. The Galleria Charles Stein still exists, now in Milan, though Stein died in 2003. During her career as a gallerist/collector, she supported artists connected to Spatialism, the Zero Group, and Arte Povera. After Alighiero Boetti’s first show at her gallery, Stein bought up his entire exhibition. Though she operated a gallery in Manhattan from 1989 to 1992, Stein is virtually unknown in this country. “We feel the need for people to know more about her, as a role model,” remarks Calabrese. “She was against speculation in the market. It was about the artists, first of all—and then the art.” Magazzino is not exactly a museum, or a gallery. The director calls it a “warehouse art space.” (“Magazzino” means “warehouse” in Italian.) The building’s story encapsulates much of the history of the Hudson Valley. It began as a farmer’s storehouse, became a computer factory, and will soon be a nonmuseum. Spanish architect Miguel Quasimondo enlarged the existing space, transforming an L-shaped building into a rectangle, allowing for 18,000 square feet of exhibition space. This post-industrial structure will house the Olnick Spanu Collection, one of the world’s largest concentrations of postwar Italian art. The collection was assembled by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu, a couple who began acquiring Murano glass in the 1960s. Fabricated on the island of Murano in Venice since the 13th century, this colorful glassware has Greek and Islamic influences. A year in Rome brought Olnick and Spanu in contact with contemporary Italian art. Ninety percent of their collection has never been shown. The couple live in nearby Garrison. Arte Povera (literally “poverty-stricken art”) emerged around the city of Turin in Italy’s industrial north in 1967. Artists took advantage of steel, fabric, and other manufactured materials to make large, often minimalist installations. Turin is the Detroit of Italy: the center of Fiat, the nation’s largest car manufacturer. Arte Povera had a political edge,

connected to the revolutionary fervor sweeping Europe in 1968. Though the art movement ended around 1971, most of the artists involved continued their careers. Jannis Kounellis’ Untitled (1989) is a clever visual joke: a pair of platform shoes atop an unpainted wooden pedestal. Platform shoes, of course, need a platform. Alighiero Boetti’s Lasciare il certo per l’incerto e viceversa (Leave certainty for uncertainty and vice versa) (1983) is a map of the world in tapestry form, in which each country’s outline is filled with its national flag. Of course, some flags “read” better than others. The Russian flag is quite visible, while the Tanzanian flag is a dot. One forgets how large Greenland is—here proudly displaying the Danish white cross. Amore e Psiche (Cupid and Psyche) (1981) by Giulio Paolini consists of seven lengths of fabric attached to a wall, with brown picture frames scattered amongst them. The vibrant colors and flowing shapes recall Botticelli—but with the Classical allusions stripped away (except for the title). Magazzino doesn’t confine itself to Italian art; it also encourages American artists with connections to Italy. For instance, they are sponsoring Melissa McGill, a Hudson Valley neo-conceptualist, at the current Venice Bienniale. McGill is the creator of Constellation, a sculpture on Bannerman Island in the Hudson which produces a mock “constellation” each night using 17 poles topped with bluish LED bulbs. (The installation runs until October.) To prepare for the Bienniale, McGill recorded ambient sounds at Venetian piazzas, then built music boxes to reproduce these recordings. Her piece, entitled The Campi-Venice Sculptural Sound Project, was installed in those same piazzas. As Venice becomes increasingly inundated with tourists, losing its local traditions, McGill’s soundboxes function as sonic ghosts. Magazzino will also be an educational resource, with a library containing over 5,000 items. There are plans to make much of this available online. Magazzino will be free of charge, open by appointment only. Magazzino opens June 28. “Margherita Stein: Rebel with a Cause” will remain on view until the end of 2018. Magazzino.art —Sparrow 6/17 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 95


Own It! 2017 Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference 8:30am-5pm. $65/$48 in advance. SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge. 688-6041.


Belly Dance Series with Ayleeza 6-8pm. $48 per series/$90 for both. Dreaming Goddess Sanctuary, Poughkeepsie. 473-2206.


Bringing Harmony to the Body through Jin Shin Jyutsu, with Zena Cohen 7-8:30pm. Marbletown Community Center, Stone Ridge. Rvhhc.org.


3rd-5th Grade After School Art Program 4-6pm. $150 5 weeks/$35 class. The Art Program will introduce children to a variety of mediums and creative techniques. Sunflower Art Studios, Gardiner. 419-5219.


Divorce Workshop for Women: Support, Strategy, Hope 6:30-8pm. $20. Oak Vino Wine Bar, Beacon. 224-8461.


KIDS & FAMILY Tivoli Summer Chess Club 4-5pm.First Friday of every month. Come play chess with Library Clerk, Patrick. All skills levels and ages welcome. Tivoli Free Library, Tivoli. 757-3771.

MUSIC B-Boyz 7:30pm. Funk. Uncle Willy’s Tavern, Kingston. Christopher O’Riley and Matt Haimovitz 7pm. $40/$25. Part of the Classics on the Hudson series. Hudson Opera House, Hudson. (518) 822-4181. David Kraai 5-7pm. Fine country folk music. Yard Owl Craft Brewery, Gardiner. 633-8576. George Boone Blues Band 7pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Paula Poundstone 8pm. $45/$55. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Portugal. The Man 8pm. $29.50/$35. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334. Salsa with Willie Torres 8pm. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

Andy Stack’s American Soup 8pm. Popular American classics. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.

The Woodsheep 8pm. $10. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048.

David Kraai Solo 7-10pm. David Kraai swings by this excellent brewery to dole out two sets of fine country folk music. Keegan Ales, Kingston. 331-2739.


Francesca Tanksley Trio 7:30pm. $15. The Senate Garage, Kingston. (914) 388-7357. PICK Plus All Star Jazz Rock Fusion 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.


Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 8pm. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292.


Foundations of Woodworking: Understanding Wood 6-9pm. $65/$40 HRMM members. In this first course of the Foundations of Woodworking series, students will examine the nature of wood as a material of construction and the unique qualities it has as a consequence of coming from a living organism. This will provide students with a foundation for future woodworking classes. Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston. 265-8080.


Orange County Land Trust’s 2017 Benefit Reception 6-9pm. $175. Falkirk Estate & Country Club, Central Valley. 534-3690 ext. 12.


Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 8pm. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292. Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Oliver 8pm. Performed by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Seussical the Musical 7:30-10pm. $18-$24. Join the Cat in the Hat and Jojo on a fantastical, magical, musical journey of family entertainment, with wonderful Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination–Jojo. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. Still 7:30pm. A child is stillborn. This imaginative play explores those affected, including the stillborn son, who wanders through the play seeking his mother and joyfully and painfully learning about life as he fades back into the ether. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7420. True West 8pm. $20/$17 members/$10 students. Dark comedy by Sam Shepard. Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. (518) 392-6264.


Later at the Library 7pm. $25. An evening of wine and laughter with comedienne Dena Blizzard. East Fishkill Community Library, Hopewell Junction. 221-9943.



Ballroom Dance with Pete Redmond & Crazy Feet First Friday of every month, 8-11:30pm. $15. Hudson Valley Dance Depot, LaGrangeville. 204-9833.

Peekskill Open Studios 2017 12pm-5pm. Doors open to local artists’ studios, galleries, and boutiques. View exhibits, live painting and spoken word, demonstrations, and more. Division Street, Peekskill. Downtownpeekskill.com.



Country Living Fair 10am-5pm.Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 876-4001.


Mountain Zen Retreat 3pm. $550. Through June 4. Join us for a weekend retreat of daily relaxing, mindful and creative practices focusing on the value of meditation, intuition, and inner peace. Audrey’s Farmhouse, Wallkill. (917) 991-4588.

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.


Art Show by Dream Chasers Ink and Art 3-8pm.An art show with live art, gallery viewing, music, and more. Dream Chasers Ink and Art, Poughkeepsie. 345-9812.

Barefoot Dance Center Annual Student Dance Concert 5-7:30pm. $15/kids & teens $5/kids under 3 fre. McKenna Theatre, New Paltz. 384-6146. Carolyn Dorfman Dance 7:30-9:30pm. $30/$10 student rush and children. Contemporary dance. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 757-5106, ext. 2. Saturday Swing Dance with Lara Hope & The Ark Tones 7:30-10:30pm. $15. Beginner lesson 7:30-8pm, band 8-10:30pm. No experience or partner needed to attend. Brought to you by Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios. Ulster Community Center, Kingston. 236-3939.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Country Living Fair 10am-5pm. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 876-4001.

Newburgh Illuminated Festival 10am-11pm. The Newburgh Illuminated Festival will celebrate the city with art, music, dance, poetry, food, and much more. Newburgh Illuminated Festival, Newburgh. Newburghilluminatedfestival.com. Craft Market Walk 12:30-4:30pm.The Craft Market Walk brings you the work of local craft vendors and artisans. Begin at the Gardiner Library, browse the Farmers' Market Grounds, stroll the Rail Trail, and end with a drink and jig at Yard Owl Craft Brewery. Village of Gardiner. 337-9987.

FILM ENGAGE Film Series Presents: Documented 10am. Upstate Films, Rhinebeck. 876-2515. Real Boy 6-9pm. Old Chatham Quaker Meeting, Old Chatham. (518) 766-2992.

FOOD & WINE Dinner & Conversation With Susan B. Anthony 4:30-9pm. $150. The evening will include a four-course meal and historical portrayal of passionate suffragist Susan B. Anthony by American Historical Theatre actress, Marjorie Goldman. Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon. 831-8172.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Wellness & The Zero Stress Zone 10:30am. Julianne Dow, a Certified Jin Shin Jyutsu® Practitioner, will be teaching simple stress relief techniques using both Jin Shin Jyutsu and Yoga Nidra in this 2-part series. Second class is on June 10. Red Hook Public Library, Red Hook. 758-3241.

KIDS & FAMILY 10th Annual Children’s Earth & Water Festival 11am-5pm. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery. 615-3868.

LECTURES & TALKS Good Bugs, Bad Bugs 1pm. Presented by the Pine Plains Garden Club. Pine Plains Free Library. (518) 398-1927. Lecture and Walk: Big Leaf Magnolias and Friends 10:30am-12:30pm. $25/$20. Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA. (413) 298-3926. Overlook: Harper Montgomery on Reading Teresita Fernández’s Art 4-6pm. $20/$15 members. Join Harper Montgomery, Ph.D, Distinguished Lecturer and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Professor in Latin American Art at Hunter College, for a lecture and discussion about Teresita Fernández. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872. Vassar College Public Walking Tour led by Professor of History Leslie Offutt 10-11:30am & 1-2:30pm. Tours depart from the front entrance of the college’s Main Building. Highlights will include such historic locations as Main Building, Thompson Memorial Library, and the Vassar Chapel. Leslie Offutt. Vassar College Main Building, Poughkeepsie. 437-7400.

Jeanne MacDonald 8-9:15pm. $22 in advance/$25/$10 students. With a voice as pure as a Catskill creek, NYC nightlife luminary Jeanne MacDonald mesmerizes audiences and critics alike with her subtle, intelligent way with a lyric and an authentic style all her own. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. (519) 943-3818. Juilliard String Quartet 8pm. Works by Bartok & Beethoven. June 3. Olin Hall, Bard College. 758-7900. June Jamper: A Musical Sampler 5-8pm. Lace Mill Main Gallery, Kingston. (347) 387-6874. Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel 8-10pm. $25/$35/$45. Michael DelGuidice, world class multi-instrumentalist with his band. Aside from numerous uncanny renditions of Billy Joel’s music, they will also astonish you with songs by Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Beatles, Journey, Michael Bolton, Diana Ross, and many more. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039 ext. 2. Piranha Brothers 8pm. Funk. Uncle Willy’s Tavern, Kingston. 853-8049. Royal Khaoz 7pm. Reggae. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Stephane Wrembel 8:30-11:30pm. $25/$30. Wrembel released two new recordings, The Django Experiment I and The Django Experiment II in March 2017. Both recordings primarily feature Wrembel’s interpretation of the songs of legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt as well as original compositions by Wrembel and a few other writers in the same vein of music. Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon. 855-1300. The Suitcase Junket 9pm. Indie-blues singer-songwriter. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

NIGHTLIFE Paint & Sip 7pm. $40. Artist, Nicole Saunders, will be teaching "Gazing Up." Roost Studios & Art Gallery, New Paltz. 568-7540.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Art Auction to Benefit ACLU hosted by Resisterhood: New Paltz 7-10pm. Silent auction to benefit ACLU to help protect our civil liberties. All arts bids starting at $50. Huckleberry, New Paltz. Facebook.com. Charity Poker Tournament 10am-8pm. $250. Ramada Inn, Fishkill. 402-0022.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION 23rd Annual Snapping Turtle Walk 7:30am. Members of the Constitution Marsh staff will introduce live specimens to the audience, and discuss the habits and history of these living fossils. Boscobel, Garrison. Boscobel.org.


Ulster County Plant Swap & Sale 9am-12:30pm. Forsyth Park, Kingston. 340-4990, ext. 335.

Author Margarita Meyendorff: DP Displaced Person 4-6pm. Join us as Margarita Meyendorff reads from her autobiographical book, “DP Displaced Person”, Q & A with reception to follow. Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library, Cold Spring. 265-3040.

Wallkill Valley Land Trust’s 7th Annual Tour 11am. $40-$50. This year’s tour explores the fascinating legacy of New Paltz’s Huguenots and their expansion northward along the eastern banks of the Wallkill River to Bontecoe on the Esopus border. Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz. 255-2761.



Adam Masterson 8pm. $15. The Barn at Egremont Inn, South Egremont, MA. (413) 528-9580.

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 8pm.The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292.

Ballet Arts Studio and The Dutchess Dance Company: The Wonderful Dances of Oz 2pm. Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072. The Compact 6pm. Birdsall House, Peekskill. (914) 930-1880. Distillery Live Series 3-6pm. Enjoy local live music while sipping specialty cocktails and sampling local fare. Hudson Valley Distillers at Spirits Grove Farm, Clermont. Hudsonvalleydistillers.com. Ed Palermo Big Band “Happy Together” 7pm. Rock orchestra. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. James Hearne CD Release Party 8pm. Colony Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-7625.

Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Oliver 8pm. Performed by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Seussical the Musical 7:30-10pm. $18-$24. Join the Cat in the Hat and Jojo on a fantastical, magical, musical journey of family entertainment, with wonderful Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination–Jojo. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900.


Opening weekend at Colony with Robt Sarazin Blake, center, and Mike and Ruthy of The Mammals.

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Woodstock’s Colony Makes a Comeback Spring is, of course, a time of great renewal. And perhaps for the Hudson Valley music scene this year’s greatest spring-renewal story is the reopening of Woodstock’s former Colony Cafe as, simply, Colony. The long-underutilized venue relaunched with a string of shows last month under the management of new owners Neil and Alexia Howard, who purchased it in August 2015 and have worked steadily since then with their crew and contractors to renovate and ready the Mission Revival building for its return to the nightlife landscape. “Not long after Lex and I got together, we came up with a wish list of things we’d like to do,” recalls Neil, a singer-songwriter, playwright, and actor who met his wife, also an actor, in San Francisco. “One of the things on our list was ‘open a nightclub.’ When we first moved here, in 2008, we’d come [to the club] to see performances and we always thought it was frustrating, that it was such a gorgeous building and it wasn’t being cared for. We weren’t looking locally to open a place, though—we were just planning to enjoy our lives. [Laughs.] But when we found out we could buy this one, we just kind of had this moment of ‘Yeah, we can do this!’” When it comes to moments, the former Colony Cafe has had many of its own—but those moments have been spread out rather thinly over its nearly 90-year history. Built in 1929 by hotelier Morris Newgold after his previous venture, Overlook Mountain House, burned down, the newer stucco-and-brick edifice on Rock City Road flourished in the 1930s as a restaurant, hotel, and big band venue catering to summering city dwellers. Newgold passed away not long after its opening and his son stepped in, but when World War II arrived the business closed up for most of the ensuing decades. The Harrigfeld family took it over in 2000 and under them the main room featured local bands on and

off and the occasional international name (Yo La Tengo, Hubert Sumlin, the Church’s Marty Wilson-Piper), but the site’s calendar and hours were inconsistent at best. So, then, enter the Howards, with a crack staff of local scenesters who are likewise energized by the couple’s big plans. In addition to a regular schedule of live music, comedy, play readings, children’s events, swing and salsa dancing, and other performances, such plans are embodied by Colony’s revamped full-service, pub-fare kitchen, improved, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, newly installed downstairs bathrooms, and completely rebuilt bar and stage (the latter erected along the venue’s southern wall). A major component of the Howards’ vision sees the club becoming a lounge/coffeehouse-style hangout on nights when proper shows aren’t happening. After May’s run of marvelous music (Chris Maxwell, Ultraam, Buried Treasure), the summer is shaping up nicely as well, with, among others, Luis Mojica and Rebecca Moore (June 23), Daniel Bachman (July 1), Kool Keith, the Nude Party, and It’s Not Night: It’s Space (July 29), and Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, and Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson (August 1). “People seem really excited about the new direction of the club,” says guitarist Joel Harrison, who will perform at Colony with Marc Ribot and other players from Harrison’s nearby Alternative Guitar Summit Camp (June 8) and in a release show for his new album, The Other River (June 29). “It’s really filling a niche in Woodstock.” “Being artists ourselves, I think my wife and I are really able to relate to that side of things in a way other club owners can’t,” says Howard. “For us, this whole thing is a dream come true.” Facebook.com/colonywoodstockny. —Peter Aaron

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Still 7:30pm. A child is stillborn. This imaginative play explores those affected, including the stillborn son, who wanders through the play seeking his mother and joyfully and painfully learning about life as he fades back into the ether. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7420. True West 8pm. $20/$17 members/$10 students. Dark comedy by Sam Shepard. Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. (518) 392-6264.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES En Plein Air Paint ‘n’ Sip 5-7:30pm. $60/$50 members. Renowned local artist, John Gioia, will guide participants through a step-by-step process, while encouraging individuality. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781. Jewelry Tools and Techniques with Dan Neville 9am-4pm. $165. In this one-day, hands-on workshop you will learn how to use many of the unique tools and techniques needed to create jewelry. Center for Metal Arts, Florida. 651-7550. Metalsmithing Basics: Jewelry Tools and Techniques 9am-4pm. $165. Learn how to use many of the unique tools and techniques needed to create jewelry. Center for Metal Arts, Florida. 651-7550. Repair Cafe: Kingston 11am-2:30pm. Bring a beloved but broken item to be repaired for free. Plus Bike-Friendly Kingston’s Bicycle Clinic will help get you ready to ride. Clinton Avenue United Methodist, Kingston. Repaircafehv.org.

SUNDAY 4 COMEDY Sinbad 8pm. $36/$29. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. (518) 273-8945.

DANCE LaneCoArts Workshop and Showcase 2:30-3:30pm. $10. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 757-5106, ext. 10.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS 2017 Hudson Valley Pride March & Festival: Taking a Stand March at 1pm, festival from 12-4 pm.Pride Festival returns with music, a food truck smorgasbord, and booths showcasing local vendors and non-profits. New Paltz. Lgbtqcenter.org. 5th Annual Kingston Multi-Cultural Festival 1-5pm. Rondout Waterfront, Kingston. 338-8131. Country Living Fair 10am-5pm. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 876-4001.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Just Dance 2:30-4:30pm. First Sunday of every month. $10 suggested. We have a DJ providing the beats and vibrations to set us on a journey of self expression. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilates, Cold Spring. 265-4444.

LITERARY & BOOKS Megaphone 2-4pm. $5. Featured poet Dáni Dányi is a translator and poet from Budapest, Hungary. Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf. 469-9459.

MUSIC Artist Reginald Madison and Jazz Groups Triage Tribute to the late jazz visionary and bandleader Sun Ra. Art opening at 6pm, music at 8pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Ballet Arts Studio and The Dutchess Dance Company: The Wonderful Dances of Oz 6:30pm. Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072. Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis 10am. Swing blues. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. John Mayall 8pm. $55/$40/$30. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

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Maurice Brown 7pm. Jazz hip hop pop fusion. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Steve Swell, Gebhard Ulman, and Michael Bisio 4pm. $10. The Lace Mill, Kingston. 331-2140. The Americana Music Sessions 7pm. Hosts: Jacob & David Bernz. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Planned Parenthood Fundraiser 2pm. Featuring comedian, Katie Goodman. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Ladybug Release 10am. $3-$8. Learn about ladybugs and how helpful they are. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781.

SPIRITUALITY Consciousness and Cosmic Contact: The Human/ET Connection 1-4:30pm. Marbletown Community Center, Stone Ridge. 687-0880. Dharma Sunday School 12:30-2pm. First Sunday of every month. A Buddhist-oriented class for children 5+ and their families. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilates, Cold Spring. 265-4444.

THEATER Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 8pm. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292. Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Oliver 3pm. Performed by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Seussical the Musical 2-4:30pm. $18-$24. Join the Cat in the Hat and Jojo on a fantastical, magical, musical journey of family entertainment, with wonderful Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination–Jojo. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. Still 1:30pm. A child is stillborn. This imaginative play explores those affected, including the stillborn son, who wanders through the play seeking his mother and joyfully and painfully learning about life as he fades back into the ether. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7420. True West 2pm. $20/$17 members/$10 students. Dark comedy by Sam Shepard. Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. (518) 392-6264.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Learn the Art of Reiki Energy Medicine: Level II 4-6:30pm. $400/discounts available. Prerequisite: Reiki Level I. The Water Oracle—Mystical Teas & Provisions, Rhinebeck. 876-8327. Mindful Movement Class First Sunday of every month, 12-1pm. $15. Learn to use the principles of the Alexander Technique to build awareness of your body in order to notice and release habits of movement and thinking that are not serving you. MaMa, Stone Ridge. (917) 373-6151.

MONDAY 5 MUSIC The B-52s 8pm. $130. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Painting with Pastels 9am-noon. $150/four consecutive classes. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388.



Book Launch: Gail Godwin, Grief Cottage 6-8pm. Celebrating the launch of Grief Cottage, the haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from bestselling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. 876-0500.

Abolition & Women’s History in Local History 6-7:30pm. The Hudson Area Library, as part of its Local History Speaker Series, is pleased to present “Abolition and Women’s Rights in Local History” by the students of Hudson Community Schools’ Writing Center. Hudson Area Library, Hudson. (518) 828-1792.

MUSIC Ghost 8pm. $35/$75. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334. John Mayall 8pm. $55/$48/$42. Blues. Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. (800) 745-3000. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue 8pm. $85. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Drag Bingo–Pride Edition! 6:30-9pm. Local drag starlet Pinky Socrates hosts a raucous and raunchy Bingo night featuring campy (and cash) prizes. Get here early for free HIV/STI rapid testing from 4-7:30 pm. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300. Third Annual O+ Benefit Auction of Art, Vintage Art and Art Objects 6-9pm. $10/$15. Boitson’s Restaurant, Kingston. 339-2333.

SPIRITUALITY Telepathic Channels 6-8pm. $175. 8-week course with Lindsey Aya McGowan. Rosendale, Rosendale. 853-5330.

WEDNESDAY 7 BUSINESS & NETWORKING A Celebration of Women Mentors 5:30-8:30pm. $50/$95 couple. Includes appetizers and dessert, cash bar. Best Western Hotel, Kingston. 331-4199 ext. 2.

FILM The Godfather 7pm. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. The Last Shaman 7:15pm. $8/$6 members. James is an allAmerican boy whose promising life is brought to a halt by acute depression. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

MUSIC The Falcon Underground Songwriter Sessions 7pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES The Business and Art of Illustration 3:45-5:45pm. $125/$100 early reg. 6-week workshop with Durga Yael Bernhard. Phoenicia Library, Phoenicia. 8456887811. Un-Leash Your Inner Artist 6:30-8:30pm. $20/$75 series. With Linda Curtis. Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff. 876-2903.

THURSDAY 8 ART David Wilkes: “Five Series” Photography exhibit. June 8-July 2. Roost Studios & Art Gallery, New Paltz. 255-5532.

BUSINESS & NETWORKING Hudson Valley Garden Association Meeting 7pm. Second Thursday of every month. Shawangunk Town Hall, Wallkill. 418-3640.

COMEDY The Comics 8pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.

FESTIVALS Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival June 8-September 4. Boscobel, Garrison. 265-9575.



Author Visit: “Ish” Martinish Jr. 7-8:30pm. Presentation by Ismael “Ish” Martinez Jr., author of a new Arcadia book, Las Villas of Plattekill and Ulster County. Marlboro Free Library, Marlboro. 236-7272.

Reiki Practitioner Healing Share 6:30-7:30pm. First Tuesday of every month. Gathering of Reiki practitioners to replenish your reserves. Dreaming Goddess Sanctuary, Poughkeepsie. 473-2206.

Taking a Stand: What it means to be proud 6-8pm. A multigenerational, multi-racial, and multi-faith panel on LGBTQ+ identities in America. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300.


MUSIC Alternative Guitar Summit Woodstock Concert 8pm. Featuring: Marc Ribot, Joel Harrison, Oz Noy, Miles Okazaki, Steve Cardenas Each artist will perform individually and with other performers. Colony Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-7625. An Evening with Ann Hampton Callaway 8pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922. The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra 8pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio 11am. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7003. La Famigilia Swingin’ Blues Band 7:30pm. Uncle Willy’s Tavern, Kingston. Open Mike at the Gallery Second Thursday of every month, 7-9:30pm. $5 donation. Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park, Hyde Park. (914) 456-6700. Thana Alexa Project 7pm. Jazz-pop fusion. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Sunrise Stroll 5:30-8am. $5/Walkway members free. Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie.

SPIRITUALITY Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.: Little Book of Wisdom: The Essential Teachings 6-8pm. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. 876-0500.

THEATER Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 2:00 & 8:00pm. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292. Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Civics Class with Zephyr Teachout and Jennifer Schwartz Berky 6-8pm. Four-session civics class hosted by Zephyr Teachout and Jennifer Schwartz Berky. Kingston Library, Kingston. Eventbrite.com.

FRIDAY 9 BOOKS The Songs of Trees 7pm. Join the Cary Institute for a special presentation by biologist and nonfiction Pulitzer Prize finalist David George Haskell who will discuss his new book. Cary Institute, Millbrook. 677-5343.

COMEDY Boomer Comedy Unlimited 8-10pm. $45. Featuring Carol Siskind comedian, actress, and screenwriter. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039.

DANCE Dances of Universal Peace Second Friday of every month, 7-9pm. Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, Hudson. (518) 828-1034. June Uptown Swing: the Hot Jazz Jumpers $10. Hot jazz, dance, and swing. BSP, Kingston. Uptownswingkingston.com/events.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Goodguys Rod & Custom Car Show June 9-11. 10am-5pm Friday & Saturday. 10am3pm Sunday. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 876-4001.

KIDS & FAMILY Dinner Date, Kids Create! 6:30-8:30pm. Second Friday of every month. $20-$25. Just drop off the kids at Roost Studios & Art Gallery, and pick up your discount coupon, valid at many of our local New Paltz restaurant partners. Then you can zip off to dinner and enjoy a wonderful meal and peace of mind. Roost Studios & Art Gallery, New Paltz. (516) 652-0229.

ART "OVERLOOK" AT OLANA Jesús Rafael Soto (1923-2005) Penetrable, 1990, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, at Olana State Historic Site, NYS OPRHP, © Peter Aaron/OTTO

caption tk Jesús Rafael Soto's Penetrable, 1990, part of the "Overlook" exhibition at Olana.

Fernández Vs. Church All art is a reply to previous art—sometimes a rebuttal. For example, Impressionism was a reaction against Neo-Classical art, with its photographic images of generals and society ladies. But Neoclassicism was itself a revolt against the wedding-cake-ornateness of Baroque art. Olana, the historic home of Hudson River School artist Frederic Church, has asked MacArthur Award-winning artist Teresita Fernández to curate a show in their galleries—to “reply” to Church’s art. The result, “Overlook: Teresita Fernández Confronts Frederic Church at Olana,” will remain on view until November 5. Before photography was readily reproducible, oil paintings were one way to see the world. Church was a one-man National Geographic, visiting remote regions. He painted icebergs in the Arctic, the jungles of Columbia, Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and reported back with large canvases. The Heart of the Andes, Church’s most famous painting, is an idealized landscape of Ecuador, combining mountains, jungles, grasslands, and a waterfall—plus two peasants kneeling before a Christian altar. Church exhibited the work in a New York City auditorium, with enhanced lighting and dramatic curtains. The cost of admission was 25 cents, and more than 12,000 viewers paid to see it. Frederic Church became the most famous painter in America. Church saw South America as an innocent place of unspoiled beauty, an extension of the wild expanses of the Hudson Valley—but he ignored the legacy of colonialism. “Overlook” is a collaboration with the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, a collection begun by a Venezuelan couple. (It recently donated over 100 items to MoMA.) The focus is on Latin American art, including the “Traveler Series,” made by artists visiting the region, one of whom was Church. Fernández chose pieces from the Cisneros collection, as well as from Olana’s own trove of paintings, and strategically inserted her own works into the show. Fernández is also a sculptor, working in numerous mediums: silk thread, glass beads, acrylic tiles, plastic tubes, and marble dust. Born to Cuban parents in Miami, she now lives in Brooklyn. “Fernández’s work engages with the ideas of landscape and its history on a North-South axis,” explains Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, director of the Cisneros collection.

On the first floor of Church’s house, five large-scale South American landscapes hang, including the Italian artist Alessandro Ciccarelli’s supremely harmonious View of Rio De Janeiro (c. 1840). Six paintings by Church from Olana’s holdings are on view. The Sharp Gallery on Olana’s second floor is divided into three sections: landscape, portraits, and botanical works. All three are hung salon style. The portraits and floral drawings are by Auguste Morisot, a French artist who traveled with the explorer Jean Chaffanjan on Venezuela’s Orinoco River in 1886. Morisot made clear-eyed sketches of sailors, servants, Indians, and other Venezuelans the expedition party encountered. A smaller room displays his jubilant renderings of flowering datura, lilac, orchids—and mysterious blooms without notation. Fernández has created several new pieces in her Nocturnal series for this show, which consist of mined graphite mounted on wooden panels. Here the artist examines graphite—the fundamental source of all pencil drawing—in its primordial state, before it’s been industrially milled and transformed into narrow cylinders. Graphite itself is art, Fernández suggests. There’s no need to draw with it; just look at its original, darkly reflective, form. It’s a bit like looking into the face of God. The graphite relief sculptures she makes, with their horizontal striations, resemble landscapes. Fernández often works with mined materials—including gold—because she’s fascinated by phenomena that are completely natural, formally abstract, and artificial in appearance. Graphite is inside every pencil, yet its newly mined state is as bizarre as moon rocks. Fernández’s installations may be seen as psychological experiments, studying how viewers respond to the unexpected. Does her “intervention” in Church’s mansion succeed? The only way to decide for sure is to visit Olana. “Overlook: Teresita Fernández Confronts Frederic Church at Olana” will remain at Olana, in Hudson, until November 5. (518) 828-0135; Olana.org. —Sparrow 6/17 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 99



Banda Magda 7pm. World music, French pop/jazz. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

36th Asbury Short Film Concert 7:30pm. $12/$10 members. Asbury Shorts combines award-winning films from past years with new international festival honorees, creating a rare opportunity for audiences to see world-class short films on a real cinema screen. R-rated. Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale. 658-8989.

Bill’s Toupee 8:30pm. Covers. Pamela’s on the Hudson, Newburgh. 562-4505. Dylan Doyle Bands 7:30pm. Uncle Willy’s Tavern, Kingston. 853-8059. The Joe Nott Band 8pm. Modern rock. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION 2nd Annual Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills 9am. Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville. CatskillCenter.org. How to Be a Happy Camper! (Family Camp Out) 6pm. $18/$12 children. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781.

THEATER Stand-up Playwrights Workshop Second Friday of every month, 7-9:30pm. Hudson Valley playwrights are invited to bring original material to workshop with actors who are also invited to participate. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, Putnam Valley. 528-7280. DEAD SHOT MARY 7:30-8:45pm. $20, $10 for students. Stephen Kaliski directs Rachel McPhee in Robert K. Benson’s one woman show about the legendary, pistol-packin’ trailblazer Mary Shanley. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. (518) 943-3818. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 8pm. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292. Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Oliver 8pm. Performed by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Still 7:30pm. A child is stillborn. This imaginative play explores those affected, including the stillborn son, who wanders through the play seeking his mother and joyfully and painfully learning about life as he fades back into the ether. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Feminine Mystic Conference to Explore Women’s Religious Authority Through June 11. Shaker Museum & Library, Chatham. (518) 794-8620.


FOOD & WINE Bounty of the Hudson Side-by-side tastings of the region’s finest wines, hard ciders & spirits. Enjoy locallyproduced food, cheese & chocolates. Artisanal products and unique handcrafted gifts. Live entertainment all weekend. Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz. Ulstercountyfair.com.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Sweatin’ to the Oldies Dance-aerobics 10-11:30am. Dust off your unitards and unleash your legwarmers at our monthly dancercise party where we dress up to get down. All bodies and ability levels celebrated. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300.

KIDS & FAMILY Drag Queen Story Hour 11-midnight. Free. Hudson Area Library in collaboration with OutHudson is proud to present the first installment of Drag Queen Story Hour. Hudson Area Library, Hudson. 518-828-1792. Secrets in the Garden 11am-3pm. Children and their families are invited to uncover the garden’s secret magic on this enchanted walk throughout Locust Grove’s grounds. Locust Grove, Samuel Morse Historic Site, Poughkeepsie. 454-4500.

LITERARY & BOOKS Library Book Sale 9am-3pm. The McNary Center, Kinderhook. (518) 758-6192. Poetry Feature & Reading 2-4pm. Karen Corinne Herceg reads from her poetry collection. The Golden Notebook, Woodstock. 679-8000. Sally Cook: How to Speak Soccer 12-3pm. Book release presentation. Darren Winston Bookstore, Sharon, CT. (860) 364-1890.

MUSIC Alexis P. Suter Band 7pm. Gospel blues. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Bobby Kennedy Night 8-11pm. $5. A.I.R. Studio Gallery, Kingston. 331-2662. Chris Maxwell 8pm. $15/$13 memberes. With special guests Ambrosia Parsley and Justin Tracy. Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. 679-0154. Distillery Live Series 6-8pm. Enjoy local live music while sipping specialty cocktails and sampling local fare. Hudson Valley Distillers at Spirits Grove Farm, Clermont. Hudsonvalleydistillers.com.

“Undercurrents: The River as Metaphor” Hudson Valley Artists. Curated by Livia Straus. June 10-July 30. Newpaltz.edu/museum.

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman 6pm. $50/$30. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040.


Harpsichord Recital by Gavin Black 4-5:15pm. $10-$20. Smithfield Church, Amenia. (718) 473-4623.

Microsoft Office 2013 Tips, Tricks, Hacks and FAQs 9am-4pm. $49.95. Join Business Coach and Computer Applications Instructor Erica Chaney for an all-day training session on how to become a Microsoft Office 2013 Power-user.The Accelerator, New Windsor. 363-6432.

DANCE Cirque De Ballet 2 & 6:30pm. 6:30-8:30pm. $15. Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072. Jacob’s Pillow Pre-Festival Community Day 12-3pm. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA. (413) 243-0745.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS 2017 House & Barn Preservation Expo 10am-3pm. Historic Red Hook’s annual free “info fair” about how to preserve, restore and re- use your old house, barns, or outbuildings. Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook. Historicredhook.org. Beacon Second Saturday A city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month. Beaconarts.org. Downtown Beacon, Beacon. Goodguys Rod & Custom Car Show Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 876-4001.


Jason “Malletman” Taylor’s Marlboro Homecoming 7pm. R&B vibraphone. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. The Jeremy Baum Trio 8pm. Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039. John Mayall 8-10pm. $25/$35/$45. English blues singer, pianist, harmonica player, guitarist, and songwriter John Mayall has an impressive musical career. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039. Kimock 9pm. Diverse and improvisational sounds. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Klezmer & Jazz Cabaret: Benefit for Hudson Area Library 6-8pm. $40. Hudson Area Library, Hudson. (518) 828-1792. Leo B 9pm. Acoustic. Max’s on Main, Beacon. Maxsonmain.com. Mary Gauthier 8pm. $25. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048.

Rock Tavern Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild Coffeehouse 7:30pm. $6/$5 Folk Guild members. Featuring Ditto, followed by open mike. Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, New Windsor. Uucrt.org. Spring for Sound Music Festival 10-midnight. $25. All-day music, with 50 bands and performers on 5 stages. Everything from bluegrass to reggae to power rock, by The Big Takeover, lespecial, the Nice Ones, Harlem Line, Take One Car, the Gents, Buddha da Great, and many more. Millerton. (518) 789-4259. The Skatalites 9pm. June 10. Bearsville Theater, Bearsville. 679-4406. Steve Kimock Improvisational guitar. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Teresa Broadwell Sextet 7pm. 420/$15 members/$10 students. Jazz. Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown. (518) 392-3693.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Pop-up Flea Market Second Saturday of every month, 9am3pm. Antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, housewares, books, children’s items. UUCC, Kingston. 706-4318.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION 2nd Annual Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills This is not your typical birding weekend! We have combined the best of a birding conference with a birding festival, and have invented an event that is rich with presenters you will want to hear, speaking on topics you will want to learn about. Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville. CatskillCenter.org. Creature Feature Weekend: Incredible Insects Learn all about insects and their special attributes during the “Meet the Animal” Program at 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Meet an insect from the Museum’s collection! For adults and families with children ages 3 and up. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781. Dream Garden Day 10am-2pm. The Dream Garden is a space dedicated to supporting the growth of ideas, goals and dreams. Come nurture your own vision/mission as you help build a collective one. The Dream Center, Newburgh. (347) 762-3639. Mt. Laurel Hike 9:30am-12:30pm. $15. Join DEC-licensed Hiking Guide David Holden for a beautiful Mountain Laurel hike. Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. 679-0154. Think Differently Dash 10am. $10. The ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash is a 1 mile run for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. Walkway over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie.

THEATER Dead Shot Mary 2-3:15 & 7:30-8:45pm. $20, $10 for students. Stephen Kaliski directs Rachel McPhee in Robert K. Benson’s one woman show about the legendary, pistol-packin’ trailblazer Mary Shanley. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. 518-943-3818. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 4:00 & 8:00pm. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292. Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Oliver 8pm. Performed by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Still 7:30pm. A child is stillborn. This imaginative play explores those affected, including the stillborn son, who wanders through the play seeking his mother and joyfully and painfully learning about life as he fades back into the ether. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7420.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Dismantling Racism: Building Capacity for White People to Understand Racial Injustice 7-8:30pm. The Quaker Intentional Village/ Canaan will host a series of 6 free workshops using a curriculum to create a space for white people interested in being effective allies with people of color in the work of dismantling racism and undoing white privilege. QIVC, East Chatham. (518) 392-0289.

Encaustic Mini. Mini encaustic workshops give participants a hands-on introduction to the encaustic process. $65. June 10, 12-4pm. R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston. 331-3112. Genealogy Workshop 11am-noon. Marlboro Free Library, Marlboro. 236-7272. Portraiture/aka Caricature: With Graphic Artist Barbara Slate 10am-noon. $15/$10 members/$25 families up to 5. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872.

SUNDAY 11 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award Honoring John Novi 5-8pm. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz. (800) 772-6646.

DANCE Collaboration between MG DanceArts and David Norsworthy Workshop and Showcase 2:30-3:30pm. $10. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 757-5106, ext. 10. Swing Dance to the Bernstein Bard Quartet 6-9pm. $12/$8 FT students. Beginners’ lesson at 6pm. Music from 6:30pm-9pm. No partner or experience necessary. Arlington Reformed Church, Poughkeepsie. 454-2571.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Goodguys Rod & Custom Car Show Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 876-4001. Strawberry Jammin’ Festival 10am-4pm. $5/kids 12 and under free. Spend the day enjoying live music by The Big Takeover, wagon rides through the orchard, kids strawberry themed crafts, and even strawberrythemed foods at the Fishkill Farms Grill and Farm Store. Fishkill Farms, Fishkill. 897-4377.

FOOD & WINE Bounty of the Hudson Side-by-side tastings of the region’s finest wines, hard ciders & spirits. Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz. Ulstercountyfair.com.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Ohashi’s Healing Scarf Technique 10am-5pm. For Professionals: The worldrenowned creator and teacher of OHASHI Method® will teach his Healing Scarf Technique for the Neck and Shoulders in a one-day course hosted by Elliott Acupuncture. River Pilates, Hudson. (518) 828-8588.

KIDS & FAMILY Secrets in the Garden 11am-3pm. Children and their families are invited to uncover the garden’s secret magic on this enchanted walk throughout Locust Grove’s grounds. Locust Grove, Samuel Morse Historic Site, Poughkeepsie. 454-4500.

LECTURES & TALKS Engaging Lectures with Everyday Experts 4-6:30pm. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

LITERARY & BOOKS Library Book Sale 1-3pm. The Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library Annual June Book Sale will offer a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books carefully selected and sorted. The McNary Center, Kinderhook. (518) 758-6192.

MUSIC 88th Season Opening Concert and Reception 3pm. $75. Peter Serkin, piano; Stefan Jackiw, Violin; Jay Campbell, cello. Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126. Concert: Cultivate 2017 3-5pm. $25/$10 students. The World Premieres of six brand-new works created by the Fellows of Copland House’s flagship, annual emerging composers institute. Copland House at Merestead, Mt. Kisco. (914) 788-4659. Diana Krall 7pm. Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072. Greg Westhoff’s Westchester Swing Band 5:30pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Metropolitan Klezmer 7:30pm. Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon. 855-1300. Phoebe Legere With Professor David Rothenberg, Greg Holt and Tootie Thibodaux. Quinn’s, Beacon. Quinnsbeacon.com.


The Big Blue model from Liberation Tiny Homes will be featured at the Tiny House & Green Living Freedom Fest in New Paltz .

The Anti-McMansion In a world that proclaims that bigger is usually better, there is a growing number of people choosing cramped quarters and adventure over the suburbs and a mortgage. At around one-sixth the size of a typical home, tiny homes are taking the world—and cable TV—by storm. The structures might be small, but the Tiny House movement is not. The Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz will be the temporary home for tiny homes, campers, and the green-minded curious masses for the Fourth of July weekend. The Tiny House & Green Living Freedom Fest takes place Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 2, and includes speakers, live music, food trucks, kid activities, and tiny house vendors. Event Organizer Jake DiBari, who worked in the solar industry for a decade, came up with the idea after working on projects for remote and mobile tiny homes. “The idea was to create a festival that celebrates sustainable, tiny, and green living,” Dibari says. Event coordinators looked for places to host the event everywhere between Rochester, Albany, and New York City before settling on New Paltz. “It’s such a progressive community that values sustainable living,” he says. “It’s a very eco-conscious place and we thought the event would thrive there.” Along with the shared environmental values, DeBari felt the Ulster County Fairgrounds were the aesthetic ideal. “It’s a big open space with beautiful views of the Shawangunks, and amazing facilities and electricity,” he says. “We couldn’t ask for anything better.” Speakers—which include regular guests on HGTV and the DIY channel—will be giving talks on Saturday and Sunday on a solar-powered stage. The topics will range from code and zoning issues, minimalistic living, sustainable gardening and growing, and everything “Tiny Living” in between. One of the speakers at the event is Mandy Lea, a freelance landscape photographer

who travels full-time in her tiny teardrop trailer. When the daily grind of her “life in the city became too much, she decided to launch Mandy Lea Photo and give into her perpetual wanderlust. “Eventually I decided to stop bottling up the nagging desire in my gut to ‘escape,’ and chose to make myself happy,” Lea says. “I took my passion and career to the road.” Lea says that any hardships you experience while living tiny are far outweighed by the pros that come with simplifying your lifestyle. “When you get rid of your belongings and keep only those things that matter most to you, you begin to focus only on those things that matter in your life,” she says. “You stop wasting brain power on frivolous efforts. You focus on building relationships with people that matter to you and, in my case, building a relationship with myself.” Though DiBari knows the lifestyle is not for everyone, he believes people are attracted to tiny houses because they realize they don’t have to live beyond their means. "They would rather use their hard earned money to travel and have experiences rather than being tied down to a $3,000-a-month mortgage,” he says. Along with having fun, DiBari hopes those who come to the festival will find other people who have common interests to collaborate with. Not only can they share their love of sustainable, tiny living but they could potentially create something new for themselves or the Hudson Valley. “Just about anything can happen when you get friendly, ecoconscious people in a room together,” he says. “I’m really excited to see what comes of it.” The Tiny House & Green Living Freedom Fest features free activities on Friday, June 30; ticketed events on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2. Tinyhousefreedomfest.com. —Carolyn Quimby 6/17 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 101

Ramsey Lewis 8pm. $62.50. Contemporary jazz. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Bagels and Batsheva 11am-noon. $25. Campaign fundraiser featuring bagels and Batsheva Bodega, acclaimed IsraeliAmerican performer at Temple Israel in Catskill, held jointly with the Jewish Federation of NE, NY. Temple Israel, Catskill. (518) 943-5758.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Wellness Retreat 10am-3pm. Free retreat featuring joint and separate activities for people with earlyand middle-stage Alzheimer’s or related dementia and family caregivers. Locust Grove, Samuel Morse Historic Site, Poughkeepsie. (800) 272-3900.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION 2nd Annual Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville. CatskillCenter.org. Creature Feature Weekend: Incredible Insects Learn all about insects and their special attributes during the “Meet the Animal” Program at 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781. Walkway Marathon 6:45am. $35-$80. Full marathon, half marathon, and 5k. Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie.

WEDNESDAY 14 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Annual Support Connection Golf Outing 10am-6:30pm. $225/$900 for a foursome/$100 for cocktails & dinner reception only. A benefit tournament, hosted by Club Fit, to raise funds for Support Connection’s free breast and ovarian cancer support services. Garrison Golf Club, Garrison. (914) 962-6402.

Assemblage Exploration with Encaustic $400. Through June 16. Make three dimensional constructions using encuastic. With Kelly McGrath. The Gallery at R&F, Kingston. 331-3112. Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Classes 10-11am. 6 classes/$75 or $17 drop in. Shift your alignment/shift your frame of mind. CREATE Community, Cold Spring. 264-9565. Un-Leash Your Inner Artist 6:30-8:30pm. $20/$75 series. With Linda Curtis. Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff. 876-2903.


The Future of Our Climate 9pm. Come for a conversation on climate change with PBS host Alexander Heffner and Dr. Michael Mann. $72. June 15. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz. 844-859-6716.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 2:00pm & 8pm. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292. Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.


Floral Design 101 6-8pm. $70. Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson. Dropforgeandtool.com/workshops-list/floraldesign-101. Library Knitters Third Thursday of every month, 7-8pm. Sit and knit in the beautiful Gardiner Library. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255.


Tom Papa 8pm. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.



Ballroom By Request Lesson & Practice Time Third Friday of every month, 8-11pm. $15 for both lessons/$10 one lesson. Hudson Valley Dance Depot, LaGrangeville. 204-9833.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 2:00 &7:00pm. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292. Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.


Aston Magna Music Festival Early music in the Berkshires and Hudson Valley. Bach, Monteverdi, Mozart, and more on period instruments. June 16-July 22. Brandeis University, Bard College, and Saint James Place. 888-492-1283.

Oliver 3pm. Performed by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Still 1:30pm. A child is stillborn. This imaginative play explores those affected, including the stillborn son, who wanders through the play seeking his mother and joyfully and painfully learning about life as he fades back into the ether. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7420.


Sound Healing & Tibetan Singing Bowls Third Friday of every month, 7:30-8:30pm. $25. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilates, Cold Spring. 265-4444.


WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Ebru Paper Marbling 2-5:30pm. $160. In this three hour workshop create marbled monoprints on paper using acrylic based pigments atop a carrageenan size (seaweed). Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson. Dropforgeandtool.com/workshops-list/ ebru-marbling. Suminagashi Paper Marbling 9:30am-1pm. $125. In this three hour workshop, learn the 1,000 year old Japanese technique of “Floating Ink.” Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson. Dropforgeandtool.com/workshops-list/ suminagashi-marbling.

MONDAY 12 MUSIC Gypsy Bed 8pm. Avant-garde jazz/spoken-word outfit led by composer/producer Godfrey Nelson. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Jimmy Robinson & Lily Kiara 7pm. New Orleans/Amsterdam mashup. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Painting with Pastels 9am-noon. $150/four consecutive classes. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388.

TUESDAY 13 FILM Trichster 7:15pm. $8/$6 members. Documentary film to raise awareness about Trichotillomania, a disorder affecting 15 million in the US in which sufferers pull out their hair and pick at their skin. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

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. Sky Lake Lodge, Rosendale. 658-8556.

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Bounty of the Hudson This year’s two-day event (June 10-11) includes up to 20 Hudson Valley winemakers, hard cider and distilleries, as well as local (specifically made in the Hudson Valley) marketplace purveyors offering cheese, honey, baked goods, produce and more. Live music performances by Kayla Rae and Lara Hope and the Arktones. “These tastings that [the wineries] offer at Bounty of the Hudson are select wines that they sell—they may not be the same wines offered at a regular tasting when you visit their wineries. It’s a great opportunity to taste all the wines, and spirits and ciders offered by the trail members,” says Jude DeFalco, operations manager of Shawangunk Wine Trail, which produces the event. Bounty of the Hudson will be held on June 10 and June 11 from 12 to 5pm at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the gate per day. Designated driver admission is available for $10 advance and $15 at the gate. (845) 2568456; Bountyofthehudson.com.



Some Like It Hot 7pm. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.

World Elder Abuse Awareness and Empowerment Day 12-2pm. Hudson Area Library, Hudson. (518) 751-0207.

Valley of the Dolls 7:15pm. $8/$6 members. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989. Valley of the Dolls (1967) 7:15pm. $8/$6 members. Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale. 658-8989.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Energize Red Hook Second Wednesday of every month, 10amnoon. Free energy coaching. Speak to a coach about how you can save money while making your home more comfortable. Red Hook Public Library, Red Hook. 758-3241.

MUSIC Jazz Sessions with Doug Weiss 7pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Pride Open Mike 8-10pm. An open mic night—Pride style—to showcase your talent and celebrate our communities. The Anchor, Kingston. 901-9991.

THEATER Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 2:00pm. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Anger Management for Teens 4-5pm. Family of Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-2485.

LITERARY & BOOKS Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Lee Siegel 5-6:15pm. $18/$15 Mount members. Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick is back. Join Kate on June 15th for an intimate conversation with author Lee Siegel about his memoir, The Draw. The Mount, Lenox, MA. (413) 551-5100.

MUSIC BigBANG 7pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Leo B. 5pm. Acoustic. Billy Joe’s Ribworks, Newburgh. 565-1560. Reuben Wilson Combo 7pm. Legendary soul-jazz organist. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Sammy Wags and Friends 8:30pm. Jazz. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Stephen Kellogg Band 7:30pm. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Tamika LeRay 6pm. Acoustic. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Anderson Center for Autism Golf Classic 7:45am. $175. The Links at Union Vale, LaGrangeville. 889-9208.

Youth Pride Dance Party 7-10pm. Come celebrate youth Pride with the Hudson Valley Queer Youth Organizing Project. All LGBTQ+ and allied youth (middle and high school aged) are welcome for friends, food, dancing, and games. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300.


The Anthem Band 8pm. Roots music. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Aston Magna: Music for Forbidden Dances 8-10pm. $40-$45. Sarabands, Chaconas and Tangos. Hector del Curto, bandoneon, with Aston Magna musicians. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. (888) 492-1283. Bobby Whitlock 8pm. $29.50. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds 7:30pm. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330. Deadgrass 7pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew 8pm. $15. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048. Jonah Smith “Stay Close” Album Release 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Mountain Jam Festival June 16-18. Hunter Mountain, Hunter. Mountainjam.com Singer-Songwriter Showcase Third Friday of every month. $6. Acoustic Music by three outstanding singer-songwriters and musicians at ASK GALLERY, 97 Broadway, Kingston 8-10:30 pm. 338-0311. Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield 7pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922. Triform Camphill Community’s 15th Annual Benefit Concert: John Hall 7pm. Triform Camphill Community Phoenix Center, Hudson. (518) 851-9320.


Open Mike Night Poet Edition Third Friday of every month, 6:30-9pm. The Dream Center, Newburgh. 234-8716.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 8pm. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292. Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.

Oliver 8pm. Performed by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Still 7:30pm. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7420.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Low Relief Chasing and Repousse $345. Through June 18. Learn how to draw in metal through chasing and repoussé. Center for Metal Arts, Florida. 651-7550. Mapping Our Lives in These Dystopian Times with Tatana Kellner $3,600/$3,150 double. 7-day event. Join WSW’s artistic director for 6 days of intensive and inspiring studio experience. Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale. 658-9133.


"Woman as Hunter" Sculpture Unveiling 5pm. New work by artist Andres San Millan. Cocoon Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 452-7870.



America 8-10pm. $62.50/$72.50/$105. Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039, ext. 2.

WWE Presents NXT Live 8-11pm. $20. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie. 454-5800.

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds 7:30pm. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.


Isle of Klezbos 8pm. $15. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048. Johnny Scarecrow 7pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Ben Franklin’s Visit to Fishkill 3:30-5:30pm. $15/$10 members. Ben Franklin will be “brought to life” as one of America’s Founding Fathers. Trinity Episcopal Church, Fishkill. 896-8755. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 4:00pm & 8:00pm. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292.

K104’s KFest 1pm. $35+. Including Jason Derulo and Jon Bellion, with many more. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922.

Oliver 8pm. Performed by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

Mountain Jam Festival June 16-18. Hunter Mountain, Hunter. Mountainjam.com

Still 7:30pm. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7420.

Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Big Queer Skate 7:30-10pm. All experience levels welcome at this dress-to- impress queer roller skating night. Roller Magic, Hyde Park. 229-6666.

The Clearwater Festival Croton Point Park, Croton. ClearwaterFestival.org.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Silent Illumination Intensive Led by Zarko Andricevic. Through June 25. Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Pine Bush. 744-8114.

LECTURES & TALKS Jonathan Rose: Building a More Just and Compassionate Society 7-8:30pm. Garrison Institute, Garrison. 424-4800. Traveling Talks: Religion & Environmentalism in the United States 4-6pm. $20/$15 members. Join Mark Stoll, Ph.D, to learn more about his new book Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872.


Gardiner Art Crawl In 2015, Liz Glover Wilson founded the nonprofit organization Sunflower Arts Studios, which provides art classes and workshops to children and adults in order to enhance and foster creativity. On June 3, Wilson will launch her latest endeavor: The Gardiner Art Crawl. The crawl combines three Gardiner events over the course of one weekend. Sunflower Arts Studios hosts their Open Studio Celebration from 11am to 6pm on Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4; Gardiner Open Studio Tour (GOST), which showcases the creative spaces of over 20 artists working in a variety of media—paintings, ceramics, photography, and more—runs from 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday; and the Gardiner Association of Businesses Craft Market Walk features food vendors and artisans like Tweefontein Herb Farm and Lucky Bug clothing from 12:30pm to 4:30pm on Saturday. Sunflowerartstudios.community, Gostartists.com, Gabny.com

New York Gilbert and Sullivan Payers 6:30pm. Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126. Opening Night Concert: A Night of Italian Opera 8:30-11pm. $25-$110. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah. (914) 232-1252. Slam Allen’s Summer Celebration 7pm. Blues rock. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Soul Purpose Band 9pm. Dinner & music. Hit the dance floor to a mixture of R&B, soul, Motown, blues, swing, and jazz. $72. June 17. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz. 844-859-6716. West Point Band: March Along, Sing Our Song 7:30pm. West Point Military Academy, West Point. Usma.edu.

Vegetable Gardening: It’s Never Too Late to Start 9am. $20/$15 in advance. Ron Kujawski, garden columnist, author and lecturer. Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown. (518) 392-3693.


Headless Horseman Visits Ichabod Crane for Historic Marker Dedication 2-4pm. Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse c.1850, Kinderhook. (518) 758-9265. Meet the Author: Jim Bubba Bay 12-1pm. Join Jim “Bubba” Bay for a discussion and signing of his book “Miracle on Hammertown Road”. Barnes and Noble, Poughkeepsie. 485-2224.

How to Create a Flower Show Entry 7pm. Presented by the New Paltz Garden Club. Reformed Church of New Paltz, New Paltz. Newpaltzgardenclub.org. Painting with Pastels 9am-noon. $150/four consecutive classes. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388.

TUESDAY 20 FILM Music Fan Film Series Presents Monterey Pop 7:15pm. $8/$6 members. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

MUSIC The Myles Mancuso Band 8pm. Motown, R&B. Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon. 855-1300.

Public Walking Tour led by Professor of Psychology Randy Cornelius 10-11:30am & 1-2:30pm. Vassar College Main Building, Poughkeepsie. 437-7400.


Oliver 3pm. Performed by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.



Summer Movies on King Street 8:30-10pm. The Downtown Middletown BID, The Middletown Recreation & Parks Department and The Middletown Cares Coalition present Summer Movies on King Street. King Street Walkway, Middletown. 343-8075.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 2:00pm & 7:00pm.The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. (518) 392-9292.

Still 1:30pm. A child is stillborn. This imaginative play explores those affected, including the stillborn son, who wanders through the play seeking his mother and joyfully and painfully learning about life as he fades back into the ether. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7420.

BalletNext 7:30-9:30pm. $30/$10 student rush and children. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 757-5106, ext. 2.


Behind the Scenes at the Wildlife Education Center 10am. $3-$8. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781.



Poughkeepsie Open Studios 1-5pm. Third Annual Poughkeepsie Open Studios. Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, Poughkeepsie. Poughkeepsieopenstudios.org/.


Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.

Hudson Valley Improv 7:30-9pm. $15/$10 in advance. A unique combination of different forms of improv, sketch, audience participation and whatever else is up their creative sleeves. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. (518) 943-3818.

Kingston’s 5th Juneteenth Celebration 5pm. New Progressive Baptist Church, Kingston.

Train 7:30pm. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. 518-584-9330.

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio 8pm. Works by Schubert, Mozart & Brahms. June 17. Olin Hall, Bard College. 758-7900.


Garden Market on the Green 9am-3pm. This year’s market will showcase more than 20 vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice. Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown. (518) 392-3693.

Schubert and Gopnik: A Musical Dialogue 4-6pm. $20-$55/Garden Listening $10. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah. (914) 232-1252.

Byrdcliffe Night at the Opera $150. Byrdcliffe Night at the Opera starts with hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm, then a scrumptious dinner at 7:00 pm, followed by a lively night of music at 8:00 pm presented by Maria Todaro. Following the opera performance there will be a champagne and dessert reception. Byrdcliffe Barn, Woodstock. 679-2079.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s 13th annual Hidden Gardens Tour 10am-4pm. $40/$35 in advance. Selfguided tour celebrating the art of the garden. Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown. Spencertownacademy.org.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Repair Cafe: Boscobel 10am-1pm. A Repair Cafe to complement Boscobel’s summer exhibition, “Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques”, encouraging frugality, ingenuity, and the appreciation of everyday objects. Boscobel, Garrison. Boscobel.org/events.


Mozart In Havana 7pm. With Simone Dinnerstein and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

NIGHTLIFE Third Tuesday Queer Night Third Tuesday of every month, 7-11:30pm. Yoo hoo mid-Hudson queers! Community, fun, music and more. Dogwood, Beacon. Facebook. com/midhudsonqueernight/.

DANCE BalletNext 2:30-4:30pm. $30/$10 student rush and children. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 757-5106, ext. 2.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS The Clearwater Festival Croton Point Park, Croton. ClearwaterFestival.org. Poughkeepsie Open Studios 1-5pm. Third Annual Poughkeepsie Open Studios. Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, Poughkeepsie. Poughkeepsieopenstudios.org/.

MUSIC Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of Sound 10am. Gospel blues. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Karl Berger’s “Together” 7pm. Improv jazz. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Mountain Jam Festival June 16-18. Hunter Mountain, Hunter. Mountainjam.com Open Mike Every third Sunday, 4-6pm. Darkside Records, Poughkeepsie. 452-8010.

WEDNESDAY 21 BUSINESS & NETWORKING Alternative Lending Your Access to Capital 10am-noon. Think Dutchess Alliance for Business, Poughkeepsie. 363-6432.

FILM Music Fan Film Series Presents Monterey Pop 7:15pm. $8/$6 members. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

HEALTH & WELLNESS A Day to Reclaim Your Inner Spirit 4:30-6pm. Celebrating International Yoga Day. Peace Village Learning & Retreat Center, Haines Falls. (518) 589-5000.

LECTURES & TALKS Tarot Wisdom Gathering Third Wednesday of every month, 6:308pm. $10. Dreaming Goddess Sanctuary, Poughkeepsie. 473-2206.

MUSIC Petey Hop Hosts Roots & Blues Sessions 7pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.


Pride Sing-A- Long 7-9pm. Key of Q—the Hudson Valley’s LGBTQ and allied A Capella group—heads up the Center’s “Queer-aoke” Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300. West Point Band: Strike Up the Band 6:30pm. West Point Military Academy, West Point. Usma.edu.


Rubystar Healing Arts Open House Mixer 5:30-7:30pm. $10/members free. Sponsored by The Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce. Rubystar Healing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-LOVE.


#HandcraftNight Third Wednesday of every month, 5-8pm. $5. Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson. Dropforgeandtool. com/events/2017/2/15/handcraftnight. The Fused Image, Encaustic and Photography $580-$600. Through June 23. The Gallery at R&F, Kingston. 331-3112. Unleash Your Inner Artist 6:30-8:30pm. $20/$75 series. With Linda Curtis. Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff. 876-2903.


Aston Magna: Late, Great Mozart 8-10pm. $40-$45. Including the clarinet quintet, featuring Eric Hoeprich. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. (888) 492-1283. Bob Dylan and His Band 8pm. $125/$75 general admission/$55 standing. Hutton Brickyards, Kingston. Huttonbrickyards.com. Bobby Harden & The Soul Purpose Band 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. The Compact 9pm. Max’s on Main, Beacon. Maxsonmain.com. The D-Major Project 8pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES Reading & Writing Workshop Workshop with Kate Hymes. June 23, 6:30-9:30pm & June 24, 9am-4pm. Walkillvalleywriters.com. Boughton Place, Highland. $225.

SATURDAY 24 DANCE Mise En Dance 6-9pm. Mise en Dance is a dance rehearsal and choreographic workshop where dance makers interface with their audience. Safe Harbors Green, Newburgh. 562-6940.


Edward Arron & Friends 8-10pm. $15-$40/students 18 and under free. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah. (914) 232-1252.

2nd Annual Catskill Interpretive Center Book Fair 10am-4pm. Catskill Interpretive Center, Mount Tremper. (914) 482-5771.

Ethel 8pm. Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock. 679-2940.

American Roots Music Festival 10am-10pm. $30-$90/day only $25. The annual American Roots Music Festival offers a day full of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, singer/ songwriter, string band, old time, and everything in between. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah. (914) 232-1252.

The Kurt Henry Band 7pm. Electric folk-country. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.


Garden Dialogues: Olana, Margie Ruddick & The Cultural Landscape Foundation 3-5pm. $60. This tour of Olana focuses on the significance of the landscape and its impact on art. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872.


Aimee Mann 8pm. Folk-rock. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown. (914) 631-3390. ASK for Music 8-10:30pm. $8. Come out to hear the finest Hudson Valley singer-songwriters in a listening space surrounded by art. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Kingston. 338-0331. Blackdome Music Festival 7:30-9:30pm. $20/$18 seniors/$15 students/$5 children. Windham Civic and Performing Arts Center, Windham. Blackdomemusic.com/. Bob Dylan and His Band 8pm. $125/$75 general admission/$55 standing. Hutton Brickyards, Kingston. Huttonbrickyards.com. Chris Bergson Band 7pm. Electric blues. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.


Ethel 8pm. $25/$45 reserved/$5 students. Classical. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217.


Ethel: Young People’s Concert 11am. This string quartet’s concert is designed for enjoyment by children in grades K-6. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217.

The Comics 8pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Solidarity Thursday 8-10pm. The Center offers discussion, materials and tips on how to take action for LGBTQ social justice during the pop up queer bar “Pansy Club.” The Beverly, Kingston. 514-2570.

The New Black Eagle Jazz Band 6:30pm. Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126. Jazz by the String Trio of New York 8-9:45pm. $15. Amity Gallery, Warwick. 258-4396.


Calidore String Quartet 8pm. Works by Dvorak, Hindemith & Mozart. June 24. Olin Hall, Bard College. 758-7900.

John Basile Trio 8pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

Dead Winter Carpenters 8pm. June 22. Bearsville Theater, Bearsville. 679-4406.

John Paul White 9pm. Country-flavored neo folk. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

Heart of the Matter: A Songwriter’s Series 7pm. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing 8pm. Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. 831-4988.

John Herington & Jim Beard of Steely Dan 7pm. Classic art rock. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Rob Scheps B3 Organ Quartet 7-10pm. Rob Schps, tenor sax; Jim O’Connor, trumpet; Alex Smith, B3 organ; Jesse Simpson, drums. Denning’s Point Distillery, Beacon. Denningspointdistillery.com.

Marshall Tucker Band 8pm. $55. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Neil Diamond 8pm. June 22. Bethel Woods, Bethel. 866-781-2922. Roman Rabinovich 7-9pm. $15-$40. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah. (914) 232-1252. Surefire! 9pm. Surefire Barbershop Quartest sings a-capella music from a number of genres. Includes dinner. $72. June 22. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz. 844-859-6716.


Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.


Dance with Live Music by Fleur Seule Quarte 8-11:30pm. $15/$10 FT students. Lesson at 8pm, social dance form 8:30pm11:30pm Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, Poughkeepsie. 454-2571. Dancing with the Stars Live! 7:30pm. $49.50-$125. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334.

MUSIC 12 Grapes’ Live Band Karaoke & Dance Party 9pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

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Singer-Songwriter Lera Lynn 9pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

Rhinebeck Crafts Festival Since the Hudson River School movement began in 1825, thousands of artists have flocked to the Hudson Valley. On the weekend of June 24 and 25, over 200 artisans from 25 states will continue that tradition, exhibiting and selling handmade treasures at the fifth annual Rhinebeck Crafts Festival. Hudson Valley vendors will also be in attendance, including playful clothing by Selma Karaca of Beacon, landscape photography by New Paltzer Larry Chapman, handmade jewelry created from recycled plastic bottles by Stephen Fabrico and more will be in available. There’ll be craft demonstrations, such as blacksmithing with Marsha Trattner, wheel-thrown pottery with Vicente Garcia, canoe carving by Larry Benjamin, engraving and embossing with Chong Lim, and interactive leatherworking with Janice Stewart-Hibbard. Saturday, June 24 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, June 25 from 10 am to 5 pm. Tickets $10 adults, $9 seniors, and $4 kids. (845) 331-7900; Artrider.com. Toto 8-10pm. $60/$75/$87.50/$125. Legendary rock and pop band. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039.

Rhinebeck Crafts Festival 10am-6pm. $10/$9 seniors/$4 children. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 876-4001.

Zac Brown Band 8pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922.

Round Lake Antique Festival 9am-5pm. Old-fashioned outdoor antique show featuring over 100 dealers, plus food vendors, and other activities. Free. June 24-25.Village Green & Park, Round Lake. (518) 331-5004.



Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.

Movies Under the Walkway Every other Saturday, 7-11pm. A family-friendly movie will be shown on the big screen beneath the Walkway Over the Hudson at the Upper Landing Park in Poughkeepsie. The fun begins with the bands at 7pm, followed by the feature film at sundown at approximately 8:30pm. Upper Landing Park, Poughkeepsie. 471-1775.

Oliver 8pm. Performed by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Stilyagi 8pm. Stilyagi is the first of three musical workshops featured in the 2017 Powerhouse season. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

KIDS & FAMILY Museum Storytelling: Family Tours 9-10am. Ages 5+. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872. Weekend Art Camp: Session 4: Dream Catchers from Recycled Materials 1-3pm. $35. Sunflower Art Studios, Gardiner. 419-5219.

Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock Birthday Celebration 7pm. Rock. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. West Point Band: Music of the Caribbean 7:30pm. West Point Military Academy, West Point. Usma.edu.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS #NBLS Dream Center Open House + DreamRunner Challenge Launch 3-5pm. The Dream Center, Newburgh. (347) 762-3639.


The 1st Annual Boatbuilding Challenge Call for time. Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston. 265-8080. Dream Garden Day 10am-2pm. The Dream Garden is a space dedicated to supporting the growth of ideas, goals and dreams. Come nurture your own vision/mission as you help build a collective one. The Dream Center, Newburgh. (347) 762-3639.


Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Oliver 8pm. Performed by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Stilyagi 8pm. Stilyagi is the first of three musical workshops featured in the 2017 Powerhouse season. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.


The Bioshelters 9am-5pm. $180-$200. The workshop will provide concepts, tools and strategies for growing and producing sustainable food in a Bioshelter. Tongore Brook Farm, Stone Ridge. Tongorebrook.com.

Repair Cafe: Rosendale 10am-2pm. Your chance to get stuff fixed for free. St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Rosendale. Repaircafehv.org.



Painting with Pastels 9am-noon. $150/four consecutive classes. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388.

Dancing at Dusk: A Voyage to Japan 5-7pm. $10/$5 child. An annual summer tradition, Dancing at Dusk turns the spacious Friends Field into a world music dance party for children and their families. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah. (914) 232-1252.

SUNDAY 25 DANCE ¡Salsa! New Swing Sextet Performs for La Voz 4-7pm. $40. Spiegeltent, Annandale. 758-7900.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Rhinebeck Crafts Festival 10am-5pm. $10/$9 seniors/$4 children. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 876-4001. Round Lake Antique Festival 9am-5pm.Old-fashioned outdoor antique show featuring over 100 dealers, plus food vendors, and other activities. Free. June 24-25. Village Green & Park, Round Lake. (518) 331-5004. Take Care Fair 11am. Take Care Fair is the first Hudson Valley interactive marketplace showcasing healing arts, living food, and a broad spectrum of supportive services for physical, mental, and spiritual health. Hudson River Exchange HQ, Hudson. Hudsonriverexchange.com/take-care-fair.

TUESDAY 27 FILM Music Fan Film Series Presents Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back 7:15pm. $8/$6 members. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989 7:15pm. $8/$6 members. Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale. 658-8989.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Pathways to Prevention: First Aid for Outdoor Enthusiasts 5:30-6:30pm. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872.

LECTURES & TALKS Know Your Rights Training 6-8pm. What’s the line between legal and potentially illegal protesting? Are there “magic words” to use when interacting with the police? LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300.

MUSIC Poet Gold’s POELODIES 7pm. Spoken word, hiphop & new music. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.



The Gipsy Kings 8pm. $110/$90. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.

Un-Leash Your Inner Artist 6:30-8:30pm. $20/$75 series. With Linda Curtis. Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff. 876-2903.

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The Freedom To Marry 1-4pm. Upstate Films, Woodstock. 679-6608.

MUSIC Brazilian Girls 8pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

were García’s hallmarks as a performer and instructor. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah. (914) 232-1252.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Adult Summer Program 9am-1pm. $250. Through July 2. Light Fare included. High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center, Ghent. (518) 672-4202.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Foundations of Woodworking: Woodworking Tools, Their Use & Care 6-10pm. $185/$140 HRMM members. Part 2 on July 6. In the second class of the Foundations of Wood series, students will learn about the tools in a basic woodworking kit. Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston. 265-8080.

FRIDAY 30 HEALTH & WELLNESS Blood Drive 10:30am-5pm. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 876-3001.

DANCE New York City Ballet: “Moves” 7:30pm. “Dances at a Gathering” and other works by Robbins, Balanchine, and Peck. Accompanied by live music. June 30-July 2. Richard B. Fisher Center, Bard College. 758-7900.


Cassatt String Quartet 3pm. Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126.

Spiegeltent Cabert, jazz, and more. June 30-August 20. Richard B. Fisher Center, Bard College. 758-7900.

A Chamber Feast in Three Courses 3-5:30pm. $20-$55/Garden Listening $10. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah. (914) 232-1252.

MUSIC 3D Rhythm of Life 9:30pm. Latin. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

Karl Latham Group 7pm. Jazz pop classics. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Abby Hollander Band 8pm. $10. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048.

Miró Quartet 4pm. $30/$55 reserved/$5 students. AllDvořák program. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. Open Mike Night Fourth Sunday of every month, 7:30-10pm. Run by Joe & Julie Donato, owners of the Hudson Valley Dance Depot. Hudson Valley Dance Depot, LaGrangeville. 204-9833.

Aston Magna: Arias and Sonfonias from Biblical Oratorios 8-10pm. $40-$45. Dominique Labelle, soprano, with Aston Magna string ensemble. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. (888) 492-1283.

Saints of Swing 10am. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

The Bob Cage Band 9pm. Blues. Keegan Ales, Kingston. 331-2739.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Family Fishing Day 8:30-10:30am. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781.

THEATER Noises Off 8-10pm. $29-$39. Shadowland Stages’ production. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Oliver 3pm. Performed by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Stilyagi 2:00 & 7:00pm. Stilyagi is the first of three musical workshops featured in the 2017 Powerhouse season. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Dreams To Action 3-5pm. $30. Learn how to live the life, run the business or build the community of your dreams. The Dream Center, Newburgh. (347) 762-3639.

MONDAY 26 MUSIC Tito La Rosa: Peruvian Sound Healer 7-9pm. $30+ donation. Lifebridge Sanctuary, Rosendale. 658-3439.

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Rock and Resist For those feeling frustrated and scared in light of the current political climate but are unsure how to channel their feelings productively, Rock and Resist will bring community action groups and musicians together at the Bearsville Theater on June 11. The event will feature 10-minute speeches, interspersed with music, on voter registration, women’s rights, immigration, health coverage, and environmental efforts in the Mid-Hudson region specifically. Singer-songwriter Marc Black will emcee and lead the audience in song. Representatives from Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley, New York 19 Votes, interfaith ministers, environmental groups Riverkeeper and Clearwater, health care, and local Democratic Party officials will table in the bar area of the Bearsville Theater. Rock and Resist will be held on June 11. Doors open at 3:30pm and the event starts at 4pm. Donations are encouraged. (845) 679-4406; Bearsvilletheater.com. Lucero 8pm. Southern-inflected roots-rock with openers Banditos. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

WEDNESDAY 28 FILM Neither Wolf Nor Dog 7:15pm. $8/$6. A white author is sucked into a road trip through the heart of Native American Country by a Lakota elder (Chief Dave Bald Eagle). The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Energize Red Hook Fourth Wednesday of every month, 4-6pm. Speak to a coach about how you can save money while making your home more comfortable. Red Hook Public Library, Red Hook. 758-3241.

The Chain Gang 8pm. Classic rock. La Puerta Azul, Salt Point. 677-2985. David Kraai 5-8pm. Fine country folk music. Angry Orchard, Walden. (888) 845-3311. Jason Vieaux with Escher String Quartet 8-10pm. $15-$40/under 18 free. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah. (914) 232-1252. Natalie Merchant’s 3 Decades of Song 8pm. Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072.


Open Mike Nights 6-8pm. Hosted by Karl Allweier. Hudson Valley Distillers at Spirits Grove Farm, clermont. Hudsonvalleydistillers.com.

Beatles vs. Stones 7:30-10pm. $30-$60. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039.

Vomit Fist 8pm. $10. Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. 831-4988.

Crispella-Fonda-Sorgen Trio 7:30pm. $15. Featuring Marilyn Crispell (piano), Joe Fonda (bass) & Harvey Sorgen (drums). The Senate Garage, Kingston. (914) 388-7357.

Woods 9pm. Psychedelic folk. Opener: John Andrews and the Yawns. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.


David Kraai, Solo 9:30pm. Country folk music. Birdsall House, Peekskill. (914) 930-1880. Joel Harrison: The Other River 8pm. Featuring 10 new songs, a Whirlwind Recordings CD release show. Colony Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-7625. Un avvertimento ai gelosi by Manuel Garcia 7-9pm. $15-$40/under 18 free. Manuel García, Rossini’s opening night tenor in Il barbiere di Siviglia, was also a prolific composer and singing teacher. Un avvertimento ai gelosi (“Advice to the Jealous”)–performed here as edited by Teresa Radomski–showcases the bel canto virtuosity and expressive flair that

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Stargazing Party 8-10pm. Lake Taghkanic State Park, Ancram. Midhudsonastro.org.

THEATER Green Day’s American Idiot 8pm. $27/$25. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. This Ain’t No Disco 8pm. This Ain’t No Disco is the second of three musical workshops featured in the 2017 Powerhouse season. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.




Summer of Trust: The Great American Eclipse


n Monday, August 21, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, blocking the Sun and casting a shadow over the Pacific Ocean. As the Moon moves and the Earth turns, the shadow will pass just south of Portland, Oregon, traveling southeast, reaching maximum intensity near Memphis, Tennessee, passing through South Carolina and then out into the Atlantic. This is the first eclipse to touch both coasts of the United States since 1918, though that one had maximum intensity over the Atlantic Ocean south of Alaska, not on land. The August 21 event will be the first eclipse to make landfall exclusively in the United States dating back to 1776. In that sense, it’s an unprecedented event, arriving at an unprecedented time in US history. Everyone paying attention knows that our nation needs some kind of shift. We need healing. Some think it has to be political, others spiritual, others social and economic. There are many different notions regarding in what direction these changes need to go. That might be the one thing that all sides agree on: Change is necessary. In astrology, eclipses represent watershed events. They can arrive with sweeping changes, and represent before and after moments. This works personally, and it works collectively—and it’s especially true for the place where the individual and the collective intersect. Said another way, eclipses represent collective events which can have deep personal influence. They represent change. And with the shadow falling across the United States, change is imminent. It’s an open question what kind of change we get, and what kind we create. Of course, it’s rare that anyone has the idea that “we can create change,” much less a concept of what that change might be. As is written in the Declaration of Independence, “All experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” Said another way, people tend to put up with bullshit because it’s incon-


venient, difficult or seemingly impossible to make any real changes. That idea is, of course, self-perpetuating, particularly as the problems get worse. And it leaves the business of change to people with agendas and advertising budgets. Their changes usually don’t work so well for you, unless you really think it’s a good idea to eat a cheeseburger between two slabs of fried chicken, wash it down with Diet Coke, then take diabetes and blood pressure drugs. When you look at the problems United States society is facing, it’s easy to decide that there’s no solution. It’s not just that people can’t agree on the problem; rather, one person’s disaster is another person’s boon. For one constituency, protecting women’s hard-won right to autonomy over their bodies is allegedly a direct affront to God (and let’s get back to killing Muslims and executing prisoners). For one constituency, providing social services is a moral obligation of society; for another, voting for leaders who cut off the voters’ own social services is something to celebrate and gloat over. Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov got it right when he said in a 1980 Newsweek interview, “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’” The cult of ignorance is currently camped out alongside the information superhighway, throwing beer bottles at passing vehicles. The ignorant now have a voice, and many with a very, very powerful voice have taken advantage of the ignorance and the divisions it’s caused. When we add to that the destabilizing effect of electronic media, which has led to the idea that there’s no such thing as the truth and who cares anyway, we have a real problem on our hands—a problem that many think is merely theoretical and that few people can even see. Then we admit the “smart” phone is ruining everything, as if it’s the most obvious thing in the world.

As the August 21 eclipse approaches, the pressure is going to increase, and we’re likely to see even more fracturing and polarization in the political discussion. Pressure can induce madness, particularly in the weak, and those who lack intellectual and spiritual grounding. It’s also essential to remember that information is moving at lightning speed, every day, all the time. So what are we looking at? What’s the nature of this watershed moment?

The special counsel’s investigation is likely to be well underway by then, and so too are the inquiries in the House and Senate. To me it looks like the Trump administration is going to be on extremely shaky ground by August. And that means more change, more confusion, more chaos, and more mystery about what happens next. The astrology looks like Trump finally explodes. Something, such as his own self-loathing (the other side of narcissism), might get him long before impeachment or indictment.

The Setup Happened in Late May What the World Needs Now Is Trust It may be a moment of total chaos: of the maelstrom of contemporary life whipping up into its wildest frenzy yet. It may be a moment of profound unity. The This still doesn’t tell us where we, as individuals, fit into the picture. And as individuals, many, many people are in rough shape, unable to actually deal with last time we had that was September 12, 2001. In terms of specifics, it’s important not to entirely conflate the nation with the mounting pressures in their own lives. I recently gave up a storefront in uptown Kingston. On the window was the federal government, though the two are functions of one another. Many inscribed a quote attributed to Anais Nin: “We don’t see things as they are. We things that affect the whole United States involve the government. Many probsee them as we are.” That said, here is what I’m lems come back to the government for solutions, noticing, which I think is considerably different which are not forthcoming. “There is a cult of from who I am. For a couple of years now, the United States ignorance in the United One thing I’m noticing is many people avoidhas been dealing with the Donald Trump problem. ing eye contact in public. I’m noticing the everOf course, Trump is not the Trump problem—it States, and there always burgeoning rise of social phobia. I’m noticing that only seems like he is. The underlying issue involves has been. The strain of many people won’t do something unless they’re technological change, and many people feeling getting paid for it, which is another way of saying either totally confused, or left behind by the “new anti-intellectualism has that the motive of doing things for their own sake economy” of the Internet. The technology problem been a constant thread is evaporating rapidly. manifests personally as well. All of our previously I’m noticing anger, particularly from women. winding its way through dependable cultural reference points seem to have They don’t talk about it much; you can see it on dropped through the floor, and at the same time, our political and cultural their faces, which often look like they’re cast so have many inner reference points, such as the life.”—Isaac Asimov in stone. Attempting to start a conversation is concept of meaning. widely seen as an affront. I notice many young It’s one thing to search for meaning and seem men walking around the streets with a vacuous expression in their eyes. I see to not find it. It’s another thing entirely to decide that there’s no such thing as many people avoiding one another; I notice many people who seem terrified to meaning and call the search off. Here’s how Eric McLuhan, media philosopher and professor of English, de- go off-script even for a moment, or embark on anything without a supposedly scribes the situation: “The body is everywhere assaulted by all of our new media, guaranteed outcome. I walk into a busy café and half of the people are typing into computers or a state which has resulted in deep disorientation of intellect and destabilization of culture throughout the world. In the age of disembodied communication, other devices. This is just an outer representation of what seems to be a society the meaning and significance and experience of the body is utterly transformed whose members are growing increasingly socially crippled, and unable to have a conversation without panicking or getting offended. and distorted.” I hear, or hear of, many conversations that conflate attraction to another The writers on “Saturday Night Live” got it right when, commenting on recent government antics, they said, “Nothing matters. Absolutely nothing person with sexual objectification—or worse, with rape. I hear talk of revolution and fostering change, without the meekest awarematters anymore.” McLuhan is describing the cause; “SNL” is describing the ness that to do that, we have to get together and talk and listen to one another; effect. Of course, different things matter as the times change. Yet the hyperbolic to make any change at all, we need to be willing to work together—for no blasé attitude of society at this moment certainly is frustrating, particularly as money, and no promise of success. so many of the blasé claim to care so very much. That’s probably just a game, Underlying all of this is a profound lack of trust in one another, and in society, since caring gives one a good image but is inconvenient, and not doing anything which must be rooted in people’s lack of trust in themselves, their perceptions, is so easy, and it doesn’t matter—as long as one seems to care somewhat. It and their assessments of people. would be more fun to hang out with pro-lifers. At least they actually give a shit. The United States is heading for a paradigm shift. Sooner or later, that will That said, in May we started to see the chickens come home to roost in the include the seemingly shocking discovery that we can’t trust politicians—which narrative of the Trump administration. Between Trump firing FBI director James only seems to induce more cynicism, which is a form of radical distrust in Comey to block the investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, and existence. the naming of a special counsel to investigate those ties, there were daily misThis is a spiritual problem, and it’s a social problem. For a paradigm shift steps of stunning proportion, nearly all of which look like part of a cover-up. to be even vaguely helpful or meaningful, it must include trust. In order to Let’s see, we learned that Trump tried to get Comey to back off of the trust one another enough to start the conversation, someone is going to need investigation of Michael Flynn, the short-lived national security advisor; we to take a risk. learned that Trump knew Flynn was under federal investigation when he was I would, in that light, propose that it’s the people who have a spiritual life, nominated and sent before the Senate for confirmation; we learned that Jeff who have some grounding, and who have found a basis for trusting themselves Sessions, the attorney general, had a role in the firing of Comey, even though and trusting existence, to take the first step, many times a day. It’s only the he had allegedly recused himself from all matters involving Russia (because he people who can see and hold awareness of this corner that we’ve painted ourlied to the Senate during his confirmation hearings about meetings with Russian selves into, or been unwittingly shoved into, who can plot a way out. If you officials); and on and on ad nauseam. cannot see a problem, you surely cannot solve it—so those who see the problem Here’s an interesting fact about the Aug. 21 eclipse: It comes within one must be the ones who take the first steps. degree of Donald Trump’s ascendant. The ascendant, possibly the most sensitive One way or another, we must heal our damaged trust. point in a natal horoscope, is the exact degree of the rising sign—in Trump’s CHRONOGRAM.COM case, the last degree of Leo. This eclipse happens in the next-to-last degree of READ Eric Francis Coppolino’s weekly Planet Waves column. 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ARIES (March 20-April 19) You may be thinking one thing and feeling another. Which is correct? Time will tell, though if you’re in a hurry to make up your mind, you’ll want to go with what you feel rather than what you believe. Evidence of that might come with the experience of how, no matter how hard you try to convince yourself of something, you don’t believe it. The attempt at convincing rather than the not believing indicates what your real position is. You have other evidence; you have many clues; this is not as complicated as you may think, though there’s a reason why you may be having difficulty accepting what you know: It would challenge your larger belief system. For most people, human nature guides them to alter the facts, or choose from among the facts, to prevent a belief from being invalidated. Yet you’re at the point in your hard-won maturity where you must go beyond protecting false ideologies. It’s time to shed those like a husk and learn to invest your faith in the truth of what you know. You’re at a distinct advantage over most people: You have actual priorities and values, and you’re willing to speak up about them. You’re even willing to be unpopular if you need to. Be confident in your own intelligence, and daring enough to speak truth to power, including your own power.

TAURUS (April 19-May 20) Venus returns to your sign on June 6, after making some fancy moves in Pisces and Aries through much of the spring. You may decide you have no idea what all the fuss was about. After a long and mysterious journey, you’ve arrived in a familiar place. Yet what you went through was not only meaningful, it was an irreplaceable, once-in-a-lifetime sequence of events that provoked something rare for the human race these days: a desire to understand yourself. This, in turn, extends into your partnerships, whether business or personal. What you must always remember is that your inner life influences your relationships more than it does for others. Unlike many people you know, you cannot conceal your inner reality and still be happy in a relationship. It just feels awkward, as if you’re living a double life. What you learned through your many self-inquiries over the past few months is exactly what you’ll benefit from sharing with people around you. This will lead to real conversations, the kind where you don’t know where they’ll lead. You might say that, for the purposes of your growth, anything that’s predictable isn’t real; it’s a contrivance. That is, in part, because nothing is actually predictable; but moreover, the attempt to make it so merely subtracts from your potential rather than adding to it. Therefore, stay in unfamiliar territory as much as you possibly can.

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GEMINI (May 20-June 21) This month, in some form, family must be a priority. That doesn’t automatically imply your family of origin or blood relatives. Family, the original idea, involves the tribe, the extended family and the community. In contemporary terms, we call this “family of choice.” And too often, that family of choice includes only people we think we agree with 100 percent on every issue. You’re being called on to open up your belief systems, and to openly embrace people whose views you don’t share. Recent conflicts or disagreements have only served to underscore the necessity for being more open-minded. It’s not merely about being so tolerant. Rather, this is about being intelligent. You have a lot to learn from people whose views you don’t support, including (if nothing else) gaining clues about human nature. Yet there’s also something about your nature and the way in which you tend to contain both sides of every coin, even if you only look at one side or the other. A coin implies value, and yet such is worthless unless you present all of it rather than just half of it. Strive for a perspective that transcends the nasty oppositions that the world imposes on thought (mostly to the benefit of advertisers, who thrive on conflict). The word integrity is based on a deeper concept, which is integration; in this case, of yourself.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) The Sun enters your sign this month, followed hours later by Mercury. The message: you’ll decide you really did know what you were talking about, and what you were doing, all along. Yes, you’ll encounter some reasons to doubt your thinking, though don’t take them too seriously. Rather, use doubt as an opportunity to shore up your plans, do additional research and refine your timing. Most of what you need to begin, or whatever major moves you want to make, should probably wait until after the solstice on the 21st—by which time you will have worked the bugs out of your plans, and decided you’re worthy of things actually working out in a way you’re happy with. So, endure the bumps; work through the grind and the possible sensation that you don’t really know which way is up; let yourself encounter your selfdoubt; and then be prepared for a breakthrough. Let yourself be led by passion and curiosity rather than by reputation or any concerns about your image. Take pride in the fact that you’ve built your career defying expectations and throwing conventions to the four winds. To the extent that you succeed in this crazy world, that will be your formula for success, as long as you remember what you can do so well but sometimes forget: be polite to the people who are helping you.

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You face the challenge of working out the balance between giving, receiving and seeking what you need. This can be a delicate equilibrium to maintain, especially with so many people in such a depleted state, and you having so many responsibilities. You know that you must take care of yourself; and at the same time, you take the idea of dharma seriously. That means “acting as if to hold the world together,” or said another way, making every effort to actually participate meaningfully in the lives of the people around you. This is a bold and necessary philosophy, and every now and then it calls for a cold, clear re-evaluation. You might ask: When you invest your energy into someone, what are they doing with it? Are they, too, building the world, and passing the gesture forward? When you direct your time, thought and motivation into an organization, have you considered its motives? What is its purpose on Earth, and whom is it helping? Are your most intimate relationships nourishing or depleting? You need dependable sources of strength. It’s clear that one of them is leadership and serving a purpose. Yet this month and this summer, you must go deeper, and make contact with a source of energy that you draw from the Earth, such as better food, time in nature, your own creative projects, and love that both gives and receives.

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LIBRA (September 22-October 23) Summer is when your career tends to thrive, and this summer will be a particularly bold example. However, for that to happen, you’re going to need to balance recreational time with productive time in an efficient equation. One is gong to feed the other, and it’ll be healthy of you to motivate yourself to work with both the promise and the reality of a life worth living. First, you must master the art of being able to set up and get work done anywhere—measured in productivity and tasks accomplished rather than in time spent doing things. That will mean being task-focused: keeping a schedule and making sure that you’re flexible enough to handle the usual bumps and wobbles of daily business. If you notice yourself fighting with any of your business equipment, upgrade it; time is precious and frustration is pointless. On the recreational side, you’ll need to do things like plan a late start on the day after you’re planning a late night out. Then see how that goes. One last detail: you will need to enlist others in supporting you. Most people have jobs that they can turn off and leave behind. You have some professional calling in which you’re deeply invested, and which is depending on you. Gently involve everyone in that process, whether this involves respecting your space and time, or assisting you directly.


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You might focus less on the details of finance within a relationship and devote yourself to increasing your professional revenue. There seems to be a conversation that’s gone on too long and that does not appear especially productive, despite a recent breakthrough. Where joint finances of any kind are concerned, the question to ask is: What do you actually owe anyone, and what do they owe you? What is the actual dollar figure? It might be zero; it might be more; it might be less; but the thing to agree on is the amount, and then move on to something more interesting. If there’s some discussion in principle, it’s likely to be a veil thrown over a deeper emotional or sexual matter. If that’s true, do what you can to distill that to its essence so you can really decide what it means to you. And the deeper question in your relationships is one of mutual support. Do yourself a favor and hang out with people as generous as you are. From the look of your solar chart, they are right nearby. Meanwhile, back to business: it’s time to take a holistic view of where your money comes from, where it goes and why it goes there. You must become a master of two issues: Connecting your talent to your revenue stream, and then managing your cash flow impeccably. One key to this is building up your savings.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 22) It’s challenging learning how to be easier on yourself and also more disciplined at the same time. Yet that’s the challenge you face at this stage, and fortunately it’s a riddle with a solution. However, you won’t be able to get around the need to pull out the stops and focus your efforts on something that may be difficult, and that requires a large investment of your energy. So the “going easier” aspect of things may be about cultivating a state of mind where you settle in for the long haul and commit to both long days and a long growing season. This calls for a special mental outlook, where it may be necessary to disconnect from your desired outcome for a while, and invest yourself fully in the process. That will do two things: It’ll remove a distraction, and at the same time, open your mind to other possibilities for where you’re going, including something that appears to manifest randomly. The way the summer and autumn shape up, it looks like no matter how hard you work toward a specific outcome, success will come in an unexpected form, in an unexpected way. Therefore, you can use goal setting as a kind of guidepost, to keep you heading some general direction rather than going in circles. Just remember to focus on the quality and integrity of your work, rather than the goal.

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You need a change in perspective and environment. This means shifting your emphasis away from things you must do, and people you must do things for. It means emphasizing what’s interesting over what’s boring; what’s new over what’s repetitive; what helps you relax rather than what’s hyper-focused. Fortunately there are activities and people calling you, and it would seem that you feel the resonance and are excited about having some fun. The question is, if you’re not ready to dive in, what’s holding you back? Is it a commitment to someone, which might carry an implied ‘threat’ to the relationship if you explore yourself in new ways? The nature of commitment, jealousy, and control in your relationships is a theme to consider carefully. You have the perfect opportunity to do that if you want to explore someone or something but feel like you can’t, you shouldn’t, or you mustn’t. Many people believe that these strictures are worth it, to get all the benefits of the relationship. It’s worth questioning carefully whether that’s really true, and what the real benefit to you is. There are commitments that yield freedom, and there are commitments whose primary benefit is constraining freedom and limiting one’s options. Yes, strangely, strictures are often experienced as a benefit, though this is rarely acknowledged. The question is: What life do you really want to lead?

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 19) You might take this month and define your healing goals. Take these on two levels: the ones about repairing or unraveling what’s not going well, and determining what you need for an enhanced experience of wellbeing. Let’s consider part one, the repair side of the question. This might involve fulfilling a commitment to go to therapy, to reassess any medications you’re taking, and getting a handle on any physical issues that you want to address. They might include better diet, losing weight or more exercise. They might include addressing any persistent health matters that have been a distraction. Start with what’s easy and obvious, and focus on experiencing the benefits of commitment to the project. Don’t take it all on at once; you’re less likely to succeed. On the other side is what you need to live in a way that’s more compatible with who you are. One crucial thing is getting your work environment right. You spend a lot of your time there, and it has a profound influence on your state of mind. Think of your workspace as both home and healing space, where you must not only be productive, but supported in doing so. Take control of your environment. Remove what does not belong there, and add what you need (such as a reliable source of good food at work, and a place to rest).

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This month has two distinct phases: the Sun’s transit through Gemini (your 4th solar house) until June 21; and then after the solstice, when the Sun is moving through your fellow water sign Cancer (your 5th solar house). For a Pisces, this is a necessary contrast to work with, as these two angles bring out different aspects of your nature. During the first phase, it’s essential that you pull in and retreat as much as you can. It’s a time to honor your limits, focus inwardly, and catch up with yourself, particularly after what has been a ridiculously busy spring. There may be a whole side of your nature that you’ve had to neglect for the past couple of months, and this is the one to acknowledge and reconnect with. Most likely, this will call upon you to spend as much quiet time as possible, dwelling within your inner reality. Once the Sun reaches solstice, the energy shifts and you tap into the power of cardinal (action-oriented) water sign Cancer. This will bring out the expressive, passionate and creative side of your nature, in a kind of reversal from the inner attention that you’ve needed to give yourself. The more you draw yourself into your inner universe, and map out your private reality, the more energy you’ll have when it comes time to open up and explore the world around you.



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Banished, Melora Kuhn, oil on canvas, 48” x 36”, 2012, Courtesy Galerie Eigen + Art Leipzig/Berlin Curated by artist and designer Carrie Feder, “A Declaration of Sentiments: Reflections on the Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote in NYS” mixes contemporary art with historical artifacts to evoke the atmosphere of the 19th-century suffragist movement against the backdrop of contemporary art. Eighteen women artists working across a variety of media—textiles, collage, sculpture, painting, photography—are featured in the show, including two whose work has graced the cover of this magazine: Susan Wides and Portia Munson. Germantown-based Melora Kuhn draws from fairy tales, mythology, and American history (another form of mythology) in her paintings, investigating


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