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Floating fire ants, micro-commercials, pacemaker hackers, and other juicy tidbits.

21 BEINHART’S BODY POLITIC: LET THE CAMELS IN THE TENT Larry Beinhart discusses Bernie Sanders’ proposed Medicare for All bill.

Susan and Bryan Perrin’s Samsonville home is creative hub nestled in nature.


Tim Steinhoff discusses flower arrangements and cutting gardens.




76 BRICKS TO BARNS The farm-to-pint movement has craft brewers ditching industrial venues for farmland.

A nature-based tech conference at the Ashokan Center in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains taps into the creativity of coders.

24 ART OF BUSINESS This month: Bialecki Architects, White Dove Rockotel, CounterEv, Quatrefoil, the


Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, and Cabinet Designers.


New Paltz wears many hats­—college town, tourist destination, rock climbers’ haven­.



Long gone are the days of desperately seeking revitalization in the Ulster County seat.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE 81 TASTINGS A directory of what’s cooking and where to get it. 82 BUSINESS DIRECTORY A compendium of advertiser services. 88 WHOLE LIVING Opportunities to nurture mind, body, and soul.

Liam Stowell enjoying the harvest at Twin Star Orchards in New Paltz.


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Wendy Kagan interviews Stephen Larsen, PhD, the co-author of The Transformational Power of Dreaming: Discovering the Wishes of the Soul.






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NOVEMBER 12, 2017 | 9 PM See the icy planet Uranus and our sister galaxy Andromeda as they parade above us. Join astronomer Bob Berman and head outside for an unforgettable view of the night sky. $72*


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92 DAILY CALENDAR Comprehensive listings of local events. (Updated daily at PREVIEWS


Nina Shengold talks with actor and director Griffin Dunne about his aunt,

91 O+ Festival preview: an interview with Spirit Family Reunion’s frontman Nick Panken.

Joan Didion, the focus of Dunne’s new documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival.

93 Costumer Patricia Field curates two ArtFashion shows of handmade garments. 95 The 18th Woodstock Film Festival highlights 18 female directors.


97 Dan Egan discusses the perils facing the fauna and flora of the Great Lakes.

Peter Aaron talks with Jack DeJohnette about his new band, Hudson.

99 Omega hosts Being Fearless, a three-day online conference with leading activists.

Nightlife Highlights includes Son Little and Captain Beyond.

100 Three days of historical reenactments commemorate the Burning of Kingston.

Reviews of the self-titled Arranged Marriage NP; Loneliness Road by James Saft,

101 The modern makers’ fair Field + Supply takes over the Hutton Brickyards.

Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte, and Iggy Pop; and The Upstate Project by Rebecca

102 FilmColumbia lures film buffs to charming Chatham for a week of programming.

Martin and Guillermo Klein.

103 Move over Willy Wonka,The Chocolate Expo is coming to town.


Carolyn Quimby reviews Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King. James Conrad reviews Bradford Morrow’s novel A Prague Sonata.

74 POETRY Poems by Maureen Beck, Judith Berger, Sydna Altschuler Byrne, Ron Gonzales, Corey A. Greenberg, John Grey, Clifford Henderson,




Examining the political and meteorological fallout of the August 21 eclipse. HOROSCOPES

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

Jacqueline Hesse, Susan Hoover & Bruce Weber, Jessica Lisella, Jahnvi M.,


Tara Basha Nachimson, Z Willy Neumann, p, Ted Taylor, Amanda Tiffany,

Mike Vahsen, and Roger Whitson. Edited by Phillip X. Levine.


105 The acoustic Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase summons strings lovers.

Evan and Emily Watson of Plan Bee Farm Brewery in Poughkeepsie.


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Over 25 prints by the pioneering abstract artist Helen Frankenthaler are on display at Vassar College’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.


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EDITORIAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Brian K. Mahoney CREATIVE DIRECTOR David Perry ASSISTANT EDITOR Marie Gillett HEALTH & WELLNESS EDITOR Wendy Kagan POETRY EDITOR Phillip X Levine MUSIC EDITOR Peter Aaron EDITOR-AT-LARGE Hillary Harvey CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Anne Pyburn Craig HOME EDITOR Mary Angeles Armstrong CONTRIBUTORS Mary Angeles Armstrong, Larry Beinhart, James Conrad, Eric Francis Coppolino, Larry Decker, Melissa Esposito, Deborah DeGraffenreid, John Garay, Leah Habib, Alyssa Hardy, James Keepnews, Timothy Malcolm, Pamela Pasco, Carolyn Quimby, Seth Rogovoy, Christen Sblendorio, Nina Shengold, Sparrow, Zan Strumfeld, Michelle Sutton, Franco Vogt, Diana Waldron


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or several years, Brooklyn photographer Fred Cray has traveled to an unfamiliar city to spend the summer. He’s stayed in Tokyo, Rome, and Berlin, taking photos of the landscapes. The architecture. The people. Snapshots of everyday life. “If you live in NewYork, you get overly familiar with what’s right in front of you,” says Cray. “I go to a new city and tell myself, ‘I’m here.There’s no better place to be.’ It forces me to really keep looking at what’s right around me.” Touching on the element of chance, Cray always stumbles into exactly what he’s looking to shoot. And in his latest series, everything relies on chance. In the current exhibition at his alma mater, the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, Cray’s multilayered photographs resemble the work of a watercolorist, implying a sense of movement in both time and the image itself. First, Cray prints his image, whether a self-portrait, landscape, or person, on a surface that repels ink. Then, the timer begins. With only a short time before the ink completely dissolves the image into something unusable—anywhere from two to 20 minutes—Cray must make a choice: Did the ink disperse where Cray wanted to capture the dissolve? Did chance prove to be on his side? If yes, he immediately scans the image into a larger, digital file before it’s unrecognizable.What transpires is a masterful combination of a realistic photograph, transformed by manipulation and, well, luck. But what’s possibly the most fascinating about Cray’s work is his desire to display photographs as objects, and not the other way around. He does so by superimposing several variations of lush colors, fabrics, textures, and exposures onto each image—a nod to his printmaking background. Take this month’s cover image—a quasi-straightforward self-portrait covered by a silhouetted, ink-dripping rooster, part of Cray’s ongoing self-portrait series, or “spirit photographs,” as critics have called them. These shots reflect a different kind of intimacy into the artist’s interior self. “The same person is in all of these images,” says Cray, “but how far can I transform photographing myself and not have it repeat?” He’s shaved his head and set himself on fire; he’s stuffed his mouth with dirt; and he’s blurred out his face with color and distortion until it’s ghostlike. The options for Cray are, well, limitless. “I instinctively just want to do something different. It’s what I’m most drawn to the most.” What he means is—whatever’s most unfamiliar, whatever he can transform, and whatever he stumbles on by chance. Fray joins his Hotchkiss photography teacher Robert F. Haiko for the exhibit “Photographs by Robert F. Haiko, Sandra C. Haiko, and Fred Cray ’75,” on display at the Tremaine Art Gallery at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT, through October 22. (860) 435-4423; —Zan Strumfeld

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The Death and Life of The Great Lakes

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Archiving Eden

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Struggle A man once went to a spiritual teacher and spent as much time with her as he was allowed. One day, when he hoped that the time was right, he said: “I wish to be successful in life.” The teacher said: “Spend two years pacing the streets of this town, crying out at intervals ‘All is lost!’—and then start a small shop.” When the man eventually opened his shop, everyone in the town knew him, and most of them shunned him, because they thought that he was crazy. Ultimately, however, the man won their confidence. His affairs began to flourish, and in due course he became unusually successful in all his undertakings. Now, rich and powerful, he sought out the teacher who had advised him and said: “What magic was there in your invocation of ‘All is lost’?” The teacher said: “Its value was to return you to an almost helpless condition, so that you would have to struggle so much against handicaps that you were bound to rise to the top.” The man said: “How did you, a meditation teacher, learn the operation of such a material process?” The teacher said: “By analogy. I merely adapted the means which the spiritual person must use to the needs of the lesser world: and there was no doubt as to the outcome.” —adapted from an excerpt from The Dermis Probe, Idries Shah, Octagon Press, 1970 Esteemed Reader of Our Magazine: The principle of this story has at least a couple of aspects. First, is that success in inner and outer endeavors employs the same means. To become perceptive of and engaged with a larger reality and to be effective in outward endeavors are not distinct and separate. In this sense, the dichotomy between the “spiritual” and “material” worlds is an illusion. A Persian proverb says, “you cannot hit two targets with one arrow.” In essence, the two targets are in fact one, albeit obfuscated by faulty vision. The second aspect is that to be successful in any endeavor, one must start from precisely where one is, including all strengths and weaknesses, available resources, and lack thereof. It is a direct perception without the baggage of illusion. The sentiment accompanying this living recognition is humility. Though the journey to humility may be arduous, because it means releasing illusory perceptions and assumptions, the experience is complete in itself. Humility springs from a basis in what is real, no more, no less. In humility is the absence of any either fear of lack or inflation of what one has; in humility, there are no laurels upon which to rest. It is an encounter with helplessness in the face of need, which helplessness can create an opening to receive help. No endeavor, be it struggle with features and habits that hold back the realization of a greater fullness of presence, or realizing effectiveness in vocations or avocations, can succeed without help. The help may be in the form of an opportunity to learn, to make contact with parties with interest in one’s project, or an invisible source of energy that gives the feeling that “I can do this thing” when a moment before all hope was lost. “All is lost” is a profound aphorism in the way it points to an experience of emptiness. The full cup cannot receive any more tea and a cup half full of vinegar is no place to pour fine wine. Realizing that in every moment one starts with nothing is to prepare a kind of vacuum which draws in a certain “something” which in its turn can again be converted to nothing. This process of converting something to nothing does not have an end result. It is a mode of being, like the working of an engine; an engine that draws in a mixture of fuel and air, ignites the material in a chamber, and directs the resulting energy to push pistons that connect to a drive train and propel the vehicle. A car engine’s chambers do this thousands of times each minute, as the passenger sits relaxed inside the vehicle hurtling down a road. In the above analogy, any unburnt fuel accrues into a noxious residue that impedes performance and will ultimately destroy the engine. So too, can we return to the humility of “all is lost” at regular intervals in the overlapping cycles of processes. This happens in the body with each heartbeat, with each breath, with each process of waking and sleeping as the chambers become empty again and again. There are places in this world that nobody can go, where nobody is allowed. These locales are along the routes described by various traditions as “the straight path” or “the razor’s edge” or “the eye of the needle.” If one wishes to journey to these inaccessible places, the solution is to leave the baggage of oneself behind, and become Nobody, and it’s clear that the world needs more nobodies. —Jason Stern


It won’t be long now until Steve Fisher arrives.


oogle me.” It was the last thing Steve Fisher said to us before powering away across the lake in his motorboat.We stood on the shore, watching him cut across the light chop, contemplating our next move and wondering who the hell Steve Fisher was. We were on our annual canoe camping trip to Adirondacks. Every Labor Day weekend for almost two decades, some friends and I head up to Middle Saranac Lake and paddle across the big lake and into a remote pond, where we spend a few days sleeping in tents, swimming, lying about in hammocks, cooking over an open fire, telling stories both new and repeated, laughing until we cry, and being gobsmacked by the profusion of stars in a night sky mostly unspoiled by light pollution. Without cell service. Some of us even choose to leave our phones in the car. Some of us can’t handle that. To be clear, we’re not roughing it. Everyone’s got an air mattress in their (capacious) tent. We bring camping shower bags that warm up the water for bathing. One year we brought out a case of Veuve Clicquot. Marcus roasted a whole suckling pig on one trip. We’ve made Croque Madame for breakfast and various meats with complicated sauces for dinner. This year, my brother Conor brought a cocktail bar set up, with little Nalgene bottles filled with various spirits, along with a variety of bitters, fruit, and herbs, as well as cocktail implements. A few years ago, we replaced the toilet seat in the outhouse at our favorite campsite. (Somehow, I got stuck with the unpleasant task of kneeling over the toilet in the outhouse for the removal/installation.) But before any of this can happen, we need to paddle across the lake. We cram the boats full to bursting with all of our gear, then set out. It’s about a 90-minute trip from the put-in on South Creek out to Weller Pond. Some years, the lake is so calm the only disturbance on the surface of the water is the slice of our boats. Some years, you can rest a can of beer on the floor of the canoe as you paddle and not spill a drop. This was not one of those years. At the put-in, it was the usual chaos: Nine people porting all their belongings from the car to the dock and loading it all into canoes. It’s a lot of hustle and bustle without clear direction. It’s what I imagine a forced evacuation of an upscale apartment building might look like. Yes, darling, I grabbed Cards Against Humanity. Did you remember the dog’s allergy medication? I made the usual noises under my breath about us having too much gear and too much food, but was in no position to demand that people leave stuff behind. For 18 years we’ve packed too much stuff in and brought it back out. The weather was suboptimal. The sky was leaden and it was cool, in the low ’50s, and was supposed to get close to freezing that night. And it was windy— we had glimpsed whitecaps on the lake as we drove by on our way to the put-in. As we were loading up, a motorboat piloted by a square-jawed guy wearing a Red Bull hat pulled in from the lake. He offloaded some gear, shot us a disapproving look, and headed back out to the lake. As we navigated the channel out to the lake, we passed some canoers on the way in. I asked one of the young dudes how the lake was. “It’s pretty rough out there,” he said. “We’re going to

Brian K. Mahoney Editor’s Note Google Me wait a few hours before we try and paddle across.” The woman in the front of his boat looked a bit shocked and frightened at the same time, like she’d narrowly avoided a horrific car crash. Amateurs, I thought to myself. Exiting the channel, there’s about half a mile of open water to cross before the relative shelter of the bay on the other side. On warm, sunny days, this part of the lake would be filled with pontoon boats and water skiers. I saw no boats on the water today as I pointed my kayak into the whitecapping waves. Normally we stay relatively close to each other, but once we hit the whitecaps, everyone went their own way. James and Lauren set out straight across while everyone else took various shore-hugging courses, steering clear of the wind and whitecaps for as long as possible. It was hard going, paddling into the teeth of the wind, and I sang most of the Simon & Garfunkel tunes I knew by heart to keep my spirits up. A trip across the lake that normally takes 30 minutes was a harrowing hour in length. When I looked around to see how everyone was faring, I couldn’t see Conor and Joe’s canoe. They had fallen behind when we first got on the lake, and I figured they were just hugging the shore. But then I saw the splashing back out in the middle of the open water. Conor and Joe had capsized. This had never happened before. I paddled as quickly as I could to our designated halfway meeting point, Duane Island (so named for Mark’s beloved camping-loving Pomeranian). We emptied the remaining canoes and a bunch of us set off on a rescue mission. By the time we got there, Conor was already on the shore of a nearby island. We paddled up. Joe was nowhere to be seen. “Where’s Joe?” I asked. Conor pointed out on the water. Joe was in a motorboat with a square-jawed fellow in a Red Bull cap, fishing flotsam out of the lake with a large net. After half an hour of canvassing the water where they capsized, Joe and the square-jawed fellow motored to shore. The most strenuous part of the rescue mission was emptying the dozens of cans of beer from the bottom of the boat and refilling the coolers. And, luckily, all the Nalgene bottles of booze floated as well. What didn’t float were the two backpacks of clothes and gear. They sank straightaway. We’d need to go back to town for some warm clothes. Before the stranger left, he lectured us for a solid 15 minutes on water safety. It was clearly a talk he’d delivered many times before. The speech’s crescendo was his recitation of this fact: He’d performed CPR five times, twice successfully. (Personally, not something I’d mention, but I was in no position to start giving notes to our rescuer on his savior patter.) And then he said, “I’m Steve Fisher. Google me.” When we got into town to buy more gear after a few hours, I did Google Steve Fisher. Turns out that Fisher is one of the world’s premier whitewater kayakers, the kind that drops off 100-foot waterfalls and kayaks, whitewaters through previously unnavigable rivers like the Zambezi, and is mentioned in phrases like “cheated death again.” In 2103, he was named adventurer of the year by National Geographic. He’s even got a TedTalk about risk mitigation. But don’t take my word for it. Google Steve Fisher. 10/17 CHRONOGRAM 15

Chronogram Conversations A Chronogram Homecoming In early September, Chronogram returned to its birthplace in New Paltz for a Conversation at Water Street Market. An all-star panel of local luminaries—New Paltz Village Mayor Tim Rogers, Mohonk Preserve Director of Marketing and Communications Gretchen Reed, architect Matt Bialecki, developer Luis Martinez, Tuthilltown Spirits cofounder Ralph Erenzo, and Rock & Snow owner Rich Gottlieb— discussed the topic, “Contested Development: Growth and Sustainability in Our Hudson Valley Towns.” The forum provided these community and business leaders with a platform to discuss how new development (and revitalization of historic structures) can move ahead with the support of the regional community; the divisive subject of “What does good growth look like?” in our Hudson Valley villages; and the historical context of past successes in the region. Brian K. Mahoney, editorial director for Luminary Media, moderated the conversation. (View video from the event at Chronogram. com/conversations.) Chronogram Conversations is our monthly salon series of community get-togethers. The schedule follows our Community Pages features, which spotlight a region in each issue of the magazine, providing both a refreshing editorial on familiar towns and a venue for local business owners to spotlight their brands in our marketing pages. At each Conversations event, we offer physical space to like-minded sponsors to share their wares and messaging. In New Paltz, we were treated to repurposed farm machinery by Amy Sweetman of Agrisculpture (who also made the steel chairs our 6 panelists sat on); Jar’d Wine Bar provided guests with samples of crisp rosé; Parish Restaurant offered gumbo and other nibbles; Mud Puddle Coffee Roasters shared their chocolate chip cookies; and Tuthilltown Spirits provided tastes of its Hudson Baby Whiskey. The next Chronogram Conversations will be held aboard the barge Pennsy 399 on the Rondout Creek in Kingston on October 12. E-mail for more information.

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1.The panel at the amphitheater at Water Street Market. 2. David Brownstein, Executive Director of Wild Earth, addressing a question to the panel about traffic congestion in New Paltz. 3. Editorial Director Brian K.Mahoney. 4. The New Paltz Conversation panel: Architect Matt Bialecki, Rock & Snow owner Rich Gottlieb, New Paltz Village Mayor Tim Rogers, Mohonk Preserve Director of Marketing and Communications Gretchen Reed, Tuthilltown Spirits cofounder Ralph Erenzo, and developer Luis Martinez.


5. Zach Bialecki, Arianna Basco, and K. T. Tobin, associate director of the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz.


6. Rich Gottlieb, Teri Condon, Ernestina Martinez, and Luis Martinez. 7. Carrie Molay, Ulster County legislator Jennifer Schwartz Berky, and Luminary Media cofounder and CEO Amara Projansky. 8. Ulster County Senior Economic Developer Evelyn Augusto with Luminary Media Conversation Catalyzer Brian Berusch and Luminary Media cofounder and Publisher Jason Stern. 9. Claire Balogh of The Parish serving gumbo. 10. Architect Matt Bialecki, Prof. Gerald Benjamin, director of the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz, and New Paltz Town Supervisor Neil Bettez.


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Female inmates will soon be able to obtain tampons and other feminine hygiene products for free. At the end of August, the Federal Bureau of Prisons issued a statement requiring a wide variety of feminine hygiene products (tampons, liners, and pads) to be made available to female prisoners at no charge. The items, which are categorized by US tax laws as “luxury items,” are now recognized by the bureau as a basic human necessity. Prior to this adjustment, the Bureau had no law that obligated them to give hygiene products to women: Female prisoners would have to use the little money they made from their low-paying prison jobs to be able to afford the products. Source: Good Nearly 500,000 people have been affected by a pacemaker recall. In late August, the FDA recalled several varieties of wireless pacemakers made by Abbott, a global health company. Abbott released a statement, calling for patients to visit their doctors to upgrade their devices’ firmware. The problem? The faulty pacemakers are able to be hacked within a range of 50 feet. The recall is intended to prevent hackers from being able to disrupt the patient’s heart rate—either by accelerating or slowing it down, potentially disturbing or harming the patient’s health. The FDA notice states, “The FDA reminds patients, patient caregivers, and health care providers that any medical device connected to a communications network (e.g. WiFi, public, or home internet) may have cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could be exploited by unauthorized users.” Source: Motherboard

John Ashbery died in his home in Hudson in early September. The 90-year-old poet from Rochester had won many awards during his life, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Yale Younger Poets Prize, and a MacArthur Fellows “Genius” Grant. In a 2015 interview with the New York Times, Ashbery, who also taught at Bard College for many years, reflected upon the state of being inspired: “Once something has inspired you, that’s it. Somebody—maybe me—once described the situation as like standing on the deck of a ship that’s pulling away from shore, smiling and waving at friends who are waving back at you. They still love you and vice versa, but they can’t come along.” Source: USA Today When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas at the end of August, alligators ended up in yards, bats were pried from bridges, and fire ants formed giant amorphous blobs as a survival mechanism. Due to flooding, the fire ants evacuated their underground tunnels and formed a mass rafts that floated along the streets of a neighborhood near Houston. Fire ants, which are native to South America but also exist in the southwestern part of the United States, have adapted to living in the flood plains of Brazil’s tropical wetlands. “Fire ants are one of the few insects capable of building big structures with their body,” said one researcher at Georgia Tech University. Alberto Fernando-Nieves, an associate professor at the School of Physics at Georgia Tech, also commented about the viscosity of the ant colony formation: “It’s not unlike ketchup.” If provoked, the ants bite and sting. The ant bites, which can be deadly if the victim is allergic, are relieved through epinephrine injections and antihistamines. Source: New York Times In an era of mass distraction, attention deficit disorders, and lack of focus, Fox Networks Group has catered to our shortened attention span: Six-second advertisements are the new addition to NFL Games on Fox TV. “It’s a long enough amount of time to actually tell a story, whether it’s to convey an emotion or deliver a product message or a piece of news, and yet short enough that the consumer is not irritated by being forced to watch an ad,” said Tara Walpert Levy, Vice President of Agency and Media Solutions at YouTube and Google. According to Eric Shanks, president of Fox Sports, the sixsecond ads, if strategically placed, have the potential to gain more attention than the standard 15- and 30-second ads. Source: New York Times 18 CHRONOGRAM 10/17

The average start time for most middle and high schools in the US is 8:03am. Some start as early as 7:40am, such as some schools in Louisiana, and some begin even earlier than that. According to a study done by the Rand Corporation, having later start times at public schools in the US could potentially save the country $9 billion in just two years. A later start time would theoretically result in well-rested teenagers which may reduce the risk of car crashes, has the potential to decrease crime rates, and may support the overall mental health of students. Right now, only 18 percent of schools start school at or after 8:30am. The study also notes that it is likely not covering the total potential benefits of implementing this new start time plan. Source: Washington Post According to a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, wild dogs in Botswana sneeze to signal to each other. Any time there were three or more sneezes, action was initiated in the pursuit of the hunt. Neil Jordan of New South Wales University had noticed that, in previous research, wild dogs sneezed before they went out hunting. The study was born out of his curiosity to investigate a link between the sneezes and the main consensus of the pack to go hunting. Jordan’s team studied five wild dog packs in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. They studied the dogs’ interactions in 68 different social scenarios over the course of 11 months. “The more sneezes that occurred, the more likely it was that the pack moved off and started hunting. The sneeze acts like a type of voting system,” Jordan said. Source: Quartz In November 2015, the board game Secret Hitler was produced by a team including Max Temkin, one of the creators of Cards Against Humanity. The game, which was crowdfunded on Kickstarter (raising nearly $1.5 million), involves anywhere from five to 10 players. The group splits into two—a large group of liberals and a smaller group of fascists. There is one Secret Hitler, whose identity is only known to the fascists, and the fascists are relentlessly trying to keep/put him in power. The makers advise people who “don’t think there’s anything funny or cool about fascism” to direct their complaints to President Trump. Source: New York Times A report released by the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz, which shows detailed research suggesting that marijuana is not a gateway drug, states that the focus on criminal marijuana use is actually taking away resources from drug use that poses a bigger problem, like heroin and opioids. States have spent billions of dollars in an effort to extinguish marijuana use with little success—a 2013 Gallup poll revealed that marijuana use has remained relatively consistent from 35 percent in 1985 and 38 percent in 2013. Source: SUNY New Paltz Benjamin Center —Compiled by Diana Waldron

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ernie Sanders has a healthcare plan. It’s a form of single-payer health care. Single-payer is a confusing term, however. It means that there is a single collector of funds, the government, which becomes the single payer for health-related services and materials. Bernie calls his version Medicare For All. It’s a good choice for both practical and public relations reasons. Medicare started in 1966. It’s a mandatory insurance program designed to primarily cover people over 65. American health care has been cobbled together out of a series of historical accidents, the influence of financial interests, and attempts to cover real need. One result was that most health care was an employment benefit. The standard retirement age is 65, so that became the entry point. It’s very popular. Actually, it’s more than popular. According to a January 2017 AARP report, Americans, 77 percent of us, think it’s important. That’s 4percent more than think that the military is important. Even 71 percent of Republicans think Medicare is important. It’s well established. Fifty-five million people, 17 percent of the population, are already on Medicare. Why do Americans like it so much? It’s efficient. It’s simple, clear, and easy to deal with, especially as compared to the rest of the health care system. Even more important, it’s trustworthy. Once you’re in, you’re in, and they’ve provided what they promised to provide, steadily, year after year. Private insurers can drop you if you change jobs, miss premiums, or they go out of business. Private insurers change their rates and the services they provide from year to year. Some are reasonable about paying, others routinely turn down claims for specious reasons. Hillary Clinton, as she wrote in her recent campaign memoir, What Happened, doesn’t like Bernie’s plan. According to her, “his plans didn’t add up...they would inevitably mean raising taxes on middle-class families, or that they were little more than a pipe-dream.” During the campaign, Hillary said that Bernie couldn’t explain it and that he couldn’t really tell people how much it was going to cost. How would it be paid for? Interestingly, this is the tenor of the response of the mainstream media. On the Right, the criticism is more pointed, of course, with claims that single payer will cost twice what Bernie says and therefore his plan was inherently misleading. But here’s the thing. Neither Hillary’s approach nor the proposals from the Right move toward fixing the problems. Hers make them slowly worse.Theirs make them instantly worse. What’s the problem with US healthcare? It’s insane. Our healthcare costs more than anywhere else. The current estimate is $10,345 per person per year. Spending, per person, in other developed countries is between 75 percent of what Americans pay, to less than half. The US spends a bit more than 17 percent of it GDP on healthcare. The next highest is Sweden, where it’s 11.9 percent of GDP. In other developed countries, it’s between that and 9 percent. All that spending might be okay, if people in the US lived lives that were twice as long or even a quarter longer than anyone else. But they don’t. Life

expectancy in America is lower than Korea, Malta, Slovenia, and Cyprus. It’s even weirder than that.The US spends $3.2 trillion a year on healthcare. How do you think that gets paid for? According to a 2016 American Journal of Public Health study, “Tax-funded expenditures accounted for 64.3 percent of US health spending.” In fact, “government spending on health care costs in the US was the highest of any nation in 2013, including countries with universal health programs such as Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Indeed, government health spending in the United States exceeded total health spending (government plus private) in every other country except Switzerland.” Back when Hillary was first lady, she was handed the assignment of coming up with some sort of national health plan. She did. It was complex and incomprehensible. But the real problem was that the profit makers were not on board. They launched an effective campaign to savage and undermine her proposal. They won. She lost. When Obama took office, he was determined to take another shot at getting something close to national healthcare. From Hillary’s attempt at healthcare reform Obama learned an obvious lesson: It was better to have the camels inside the tent, urinating out, rather than outside, aiming in. So he came up with a plan, developed by a right-wing think tank, tried out in Massachusetts by a Republican governor, Mitt Romney. The plan provided insurers a place at the table in front of platters with portions even bigger than ones they were already dining from. It passed, after much travail, by the skin of its teeth, and super-sizing the portions for the camels. The failure of Obamacare is that it’s not Medicare. Or Medicaid. Every doctor’s office has a whole slew of administrative personnel sorting through claim forms to figure what’s covered, what’s not, with a multitude of insurers, each with a multitude of plans, all of which change every year, mostly for the benefit of the companies. Consumers don’t know what’s covered and what’s not. Nor can they, really. The multitude and details of possible diseases and physical disasters and the remedies thereof, are practically infinite, couched in difficult language, and, even with the internet, not that easy to access. Also, the system is not really about providing medical care. It’s about ensuring that insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and other major players remain profitable. To answer Hillary’s complaint, and the media critiques: Nobody knows how much health care is going to cost. How will it be paid for? There’s $3.2 trillion a year already on the table. It’s only a question of how it gets on the table—taxes or premiums—and how it gets paid out. Does anyone know why health care costs so much in the US? Best guess is that the choices and the practices have profits as their goals, not positive health outcomes. Will turning all the responsibility over to the government improve that? Since the most privately run system in the world produced the worst cost-to-benefit ratios, and Medicare is the most successful healthcare program the US has, the better bet is yes.

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A DEEP DIVE IN THE WOODS The tech industry finds inspiration in nature at Catskills Conf By Hillary Harvey Photos by Tom Eberhardt-Smith


s long as you move in the direction of the crowd, it’s possible to breathe, but if you stand still for even a moment it becomes vertiginous,” writes Sam Kriss in the Atlantic, describing this year’s Web Summit, Europe’s largest technology conference. The tech conference circuit is well populated—Bizzabo, an event technology company, lists almost 200 of them across the globe scheduled for 2017. Many have corporate sponsors like Microsoft and BMW. Known for highlighting innovation, the world of technology conferences is broad-ranging, offering everything from hyper-targeted skills workshops to lofty discussions on revolutionizing perceptions. Some conferences even do both. At RailsConf in Phoenix last year, a discussion on the pursuit of rest was offered alongside open source deep dive talks like the one on Rails source code. And then, there’s Catskills Conf, the three-year-old technology conference that takes place at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge. The conference offers a different approach to tech conferences, one that is designed to energize people by highlighting diverse voices and human stories in a setting that is intentionally outdoorsy, informal, and small scale. “It’s all about helping people to connect in the real world, celebrate each other’s work, and create relationships,” explains Catskills Conf co-organizer Kale Kaposhilin. From this, Kaposhilin, who sees technology as essentially handcrafted work that creates the future, believes people will be inspired to innovate. “Whether it’s writing code or making campfires or food together, the same creative spirit is in all of that.” Attendees and speakers alike roll into the Ashokan Center’s lodges with sleeping bags in tow, ready to network while foraging for wild edibles or toasting marshmallows over an open fire. “People engage on a professional level,” describes co-organizer Shauna Keating, “and then, in the evening, because the vast majority of people stay there in bunkbeds, like summer camp, there’s a human connection and friendships being formed.” That why conf isn’t just an abbreviated form of the word, conference—it specifically references something that’s part conference, part retreat. With a maximum of 150 participants (due to the Ashokan Center’s space constraints), Catskills Conf is single-track, as opposed to hosting a menu of simultaneous presenters from which listeners choose. It encourages intimacy, so organizers


actively shape it to be a welcoming space. “The content of our talks is intended to be approachable for any skill level,” Keating says. Technology is a burgeoning industry for the Hudson Valley with digital entrepreneurs like Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley moving to the area and local tech companies like Evolving Media Network, which Kaposhilin co-founded in 2003, ever-expanding. “The tech industry is a burgeoning part of our local economy as more and more tech professionals are discovering Ulster County’s low cost of doing business and high quality of life,” says Ulster County Executive Mike Hein. “The Ulster County Economic Development Alliance was one of the first sponsors of the Catskill Conf and we have seen it grow every year, just as the Hudson Valley Tech Meet-up is continuing to grow and now hosts hundreds of tech insiders at each meeting.  From 2009 to 2015 Ulster County’s tech sector grew by over 30 percent, and we look forward to it continuing to grow tremendously as business leaders, entrepreneurs and young professionals learn that Ulster County is the best place anywhere to live, work, and raise a family.” Kaposhilin and Keating work together at Evolving Media Network, a web development and software company in Kingston. They, along with others, also coordinate Hudson Valley Tech Meetup. In all the ways they work to bring people together, Catskills Conf’s organizers endeavor to shed some of the tech industry’s inaccessibility and isolation and to amplify camaraderie and opportunity. “Ruby on Rails [the programming language and framework in which modern web applications are built] didn’t exist until 2004-2005, and the ways you can make software are constantly changing,” Kaposhilin muses. “No one is an expert on it all.That’s contributed to this environment in web development where nobody is wrong; your ideas, your passion for consistently improving skills and work, create an encouraging and welcoming environment. That’s a unique thing in software. I’m constantly interested and amazed by how willing developers are to share.” Shared Approaches Catskills Conf has a bit of a TedTalk feel. Hand-selected speakers either showcase a philosophy, or share the ups and downs of their creative process. They might highlight a cool side project they started outside of work and

reveal how they balanced their time, or talk about a philosophy they’re developing. “You’re learning from other people’s experience,” Keating says. “It’s meant to be inspirational.” For the organizers, that means Catskills Conf needs to be a safe space for sharing, so presenting a diversity of approaches is a major priority. In the first two years, speakers were invited by the organizers, and the initial lineups prominently featured people from underrepresented areas in tech. Keating says this was designed to build trust at Catskills Conf. While tech and social media companies march in pride parades and offer trainings to battle covert bias, Silicon Valley is still perceived as a white guy’s game, and that’s often reflected in the speakers at tech conferences. Yet, conferences dedicated to diversity are also cropping up as the industry becomes more mindful: Google’s Women Techmakers program honors International Women’s Day while highlighting the talents of women in technology; AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. Catskills Conf is aligned with that spirit. This year, the application process was opened, and the 2017 program was curated from some 20 proposals offering a variety of perspectives. “Particularly in start-up culture, young men are running the industry,” explains Jameson Hampton (who prefers the gender-neutral pronouns they/them). Hampton is a software engineer for Agrilyst, a Brooklyn-based agricultural startup focusing on farm management and data analysis for indoor farms and greenhouses. Last year, when Hampton attended Catskills Conf, they enjoyed the feeling of intimacy that develops when spending a weekend in the woods with other people interested in learning or in experiencing something new. “The entire time I’m there, I’m interacting with other attendees,” Hampton describes. “In the day, I learn about tech stuff. In the evening, I learn about the other people I’m with. It’s a very rounded experience in that way. I learned things I wouldn’t expect to at a tech conference—things I wanted to learn.” Like plant identification and picking mint to make tea. At the campfire in the evening, they would chat with speakers. “There weren’t tiers of people. It was just people that were there,” Hampton says. “We knew we were going to be there all weekend with each other and came ready to share things about ourselves.” In that spirit, Hampton offered a LightningTalk to daylight the degradations that people use casually in talking about the transgender community. The Lightning Talks are a sort of open mic moment where anyone can speak for five minutes. It’s a facet of Catskills Conf’s fun-loving, risk-taking vibe. Hampton’s Lightning Talk experience was so positive, it opened a door. They’ve been averaging a conference each month for the better part of 2017, speaking at RailsConf and Mongo DB World in Chicago this past summer. In October, Hampton will be back at Catskills Conf to present “There is no Spoon? Understanding Spoon Theory and Preventing Burnout.” Spoon theory is a social metaphor for the amount of energy a person has in a day. Coined specifically for people with chronic or mental illness, Hampton feels it’s important to talk about it in terms of preventing burnout in tech, particularly for populations who are daily dealing with stereotyping and limited expectations. “I enjoy the hecticness of big tech conferences—so many people to meet, so many talks to attend, so many things going on all at once! Meeting a lot of people at conferences is something I really like and, as a speaker, if a lot of people attend my talk, that’s really rewarding for me, too. So, at conferences that are hectic, I feel like I’m packing in the value,” Hampton says. “The act of physically going to the Ashokan Center and being among nature for a weekend, it’s like I get to take a break from real life. It’s very relaxing, and I don’t normally describe tech conferences as relaxing.” Hampton is from Buffalo, and while Kaposhilin doesn’t have hard data, he estimates that the majority of Catskills Conf attendees are from outside the area—mostly New York or Los Angeles, and a few from Toronto or Germany. “Just because you work in tech doesn’t mean you don’t want to be outside,” Keating adds. “Catskills Conf is professional and career-focused, but there’s also time to relax—something tech doesn’t do very well, especially at conferences. You don’t want to go back to work spent from a busy weekend conference.You want to learn new things but also be refreshed.” That it happens in the Hudson Valley is an integral part of the event’s

Above: Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley presenting at the 2016 Catskills Conf. Opposite: Attendees at the 2016 Catskills Conf.

overall vision. Sharing the landscape, the food, and the adventurous spirit of the Hudson Valley is the reason Catskills Conf is held at the Ashokan Center. Built into the venue are age-old pursuits like hiking and blacksmithing. A presentation of birds of prey always packs the room with urban-based technologists excited to get so close to nature. The reality is, too, that low overhead costs combine with a strong sense of inclusive community and collaborative spirit to create fertile ground for the tech industry in the Hudson Valley, and Catskills Conf embodies that. “We have such a wonderful quality of life here in the region,” says Kaposhilin. “We wanted to share that and make it accessible.” Like everything else in the Hudson Valley, people are going to do tech a little differently here. Highlights of 2017 Catskills Conf From October 13 to 15, technologists and creators will gather at the Ashokan Center’s rural retreat for a program that’s been crafted to inspire. There are square dances, talks from diverse perspectives, workshops, and time to be outdoors. It’s all about having new experiences, meeting different people, and returning to work feeling energized. Here’s a curated list of the diverse flavors on menu at this year’s Catskills Conf experience. Thalida Noel, a Senior Software Engineer at Etsy, will present a talk on creating inclusive, intersectional environments in tech for underrepresented groups. The focus will be on what organizations can do to make a more welcoming environment before the first employee hire. Nibble your way through the foothills of the Catskill Mountains on Dina Falconi’s wild edibles walk. An herbalist, forager, and author, Falconi’s most recent book is Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. Each year at Catskills Conf, attendees respond creatively to the three-day event. Last year, Jonathan Mann presented a new, original song each day. This year, Jessica Kerr of the podcast “Greater than Code” will be attending. Her podcast provides a platform for the voices of underrepresented groups in tech and for developing new ideas around what it means to be a technologist, beyond the coding. She’ll be doing field correspondence, interviewing participants on what they’re taking away. Catskills Conf ends on a Sunday, just as the Ashokan Center’s Fall Family Fun Fest kicks off. Conf attendees can stick around for nature hikes, hayrides, food, crafts, and live music with Ashokan’s own Jay Ungar and Molly Mason and friends.



The small businesses of the Hudson Valley are the engine of our local living economy. These enterprises are of a different type than national and global business brands. They are owned and run by our friends, neighbors, and the fellow participants in our community. Rather than being siphoned off to Wall Street, the money these businesses take in is immediately circulated back into the local economy, a natural reinvestment in the commons. This Art of Business section in Chronogram is to introduce the founders and creators, and tell the inspiring and instructive backstories of these local businesses.


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Manhattan-based CounterEv has opened a showroom and factory outlet in Catskill, offering their line of modern, eco-friendly furniture sourced domestically and made in their Kingston factory. Made with reclaimed components like heart pine salvaged from vintage bowling lanes, their pieces are customizable with a range of sizes, stains, inlays, and leg options. CounterEv also works directly with businesses to furnish shops, offices, and restaurants in a way that communicates a commitment to sustainability and style.

The lounge area in the Janis Joplin-inspired Heart Suite.


The White Dove Rockotel is Woodstock at its grooviest. This bohemian microhotel has the six suites that blend nostalgia and the convenience of modern technology like surround sound and Smart TV. Each unit is a thematic tribute to a song of bygone days. Take the romantic Rocket Room (as in “Afternoon Delight,” not Elton John) with its chilled out, `70s-era vibe. It has wood paneling throughout, a kitchenette, vintage knickknacks like a transistor radio, a flat screen TV, and an mp3 dock (not vintage). Only a mile from Bearsville Theater and next door to Upstate Films, the White Dove offers perfect lodging for someone who wants to soak up the Woodstock vibe.


A glass house project in Olive.


A longtime land preservation activist and architect, Matt Bialecki moved his practice from New York City to New Paltz in 1987. In the 30 years since, Bialecki has dedicated himself to revealing the Hudson Valley’s architectural identity by interpreting the regional vernacular and working with local materials and sustainable building systems. Bialecki’s process brings the land’s natural features and topography into the architectural design to create a seamless integration between landscape and building. His designs for public buildings like the Sam’s Point Visitor Center and the Ashokan Center blend land conservation, local sourcing, and green building technologies to create functional, beautiful, modern structures.


Cabinet Designers’ work is the stuff of Architectural Digest fairytales and photoshoots. From sleek, contemporary bathrooms to refined-rustic farmhouse kitchens, their custom cabinetry offers a lot more than just storage. Their pieces have big personality that defines the ambience in a home. From day one, you’ll be paired up with your own personal design professional. They will take you through a thorough design process to get clear on your aesthetic vision and determine a scope for the project that works with your space and your budget. Their team specializes in white-glove delivery and installation, though you can hire your own contractors if you prefer.

A custon kitchen installation in Catskill.

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The big red barn at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck is just shy of 20 years old (though it could pass for a historic Dutch barn). In two decades, the barn has has seen a lot of action—2,000 different productions, 16,000 artists, 300,000 patrons, and 2,500 students. The nonprofit is an important community venue and a high-caliber resource for hands-on technical and performance training in all aspects of theater arts. In October, the Rhinebeck Theatre Society will stage “Dark of the Moon,” a haunting Smokey Mountain drama with a bluegrass score, and “CLUE! The Musical,” which brings everyone’s favorite murder mystery game to life for an interactive show.

Dietz Farcher as Frankenstein & Aubrey Flick as Inga in an Up in One Productions of “Young Frankenstein.”


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Living room addition at the Rhinecliff farmhouse of textile designer Dunja Von Stoddard.



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Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House 327 Warren Street, Hudson (518) 822-1438 New York State’s oldest surviving theater is an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind setting for your wedding, special event or corporate meeting. With restoration of its magnificent upstairs performance hall now complete, Hudson Hall boasts two floors of climate-controlled spaces perfect for your ceremony, dinner and dancing, and is a stunning backdrop for your bridal party photographs. Located conveniently on Hudson’s historic main street and a short walk from the Amtrak station, your guests will delight in an escape to Upstate’s “most beautiful small town”. 26 WEDDINGS CHRONOGRAM 10/17

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epending on when you visit New Paltz, you might have a different definition of the town. Come in summer, see city dwellers grabbing a bite at the outdoor tables at the new Lola’s Cafe on Main Street, and it’s a tourist town. But come in fall, notice fine arts majors filling the tables at Bacchus, a storied watering hole, and it’s a college town. But New Paltz isn’t just one thing. It’s everything and something quite particular at the same time. “I think the best way to define New Paltz is: It has no character,” says Rich Gottlieb, a mountain climber who fell into a job at Rock & Snow in 1982 and hasn’t looked back. The popular outdoor outfitter, which Gottlieb now owns, is a meeting place for climbers, hikers, and adventurers darting to and from the nearby Shawangunk Ridge. “You can’t just say it’s a tourist town; I don’t think you can just say it’s a college town.You can’t just say it’s the hub of an outdoor community town. It’s not just a farming community, it’s not just weekenders. I think it’s a healthy mix of all those things,” Gottlieb says. Therein lies the inherent tension in New Paltz’s identity: The town’s multifariousness invites endless interpretations of what it should be, and when interpretations clash, it makes for enticing theater. Just maybe not in a black box (more on that later). 30 COMMUNITY PAGES CHRONOGRAM 10/17

Major Developments The most recent clash in the town regards Zero Place, a mixed-use, LEEDcertified, and net-zero-energy apartment building slated for North Chestnut Street in the village. The plans include 46 one- and two-bedroom residential units and 8,200 square feet of retail space. In March, Zero Place’s developer introduced a revised version of the original plan, calling for a 10-percent smaller structural footprint and an added public square with sculpture park, benches, and shade trees. The building’s four story-height, however, has drawn opposition in the town. Specifically, Zero Place’s proposed 50-foot height is unprecedented, opening the door for future large-scale development along the Neighborhood Business Residential (NBR) District, on the southeast edge of the village. Residents opposing the project demanded a stop on Zero Place, and while village officials placed a six-month moratorium on building in the NBR to discuss modifying the zoning, Zero Place—along with other projects with open applications—was exempted from the moratorium. Meanwhile, the village planning board voted on September 5 that the development did not require an environmental impact statement, allowing it to move into the site plan review stage.

Ashley Galarza, gallery assistant, in front of #ISO, a 2015 work made from wood, inkjet print, LCD screens, and USB flash drives by Tony Oursler, with sound by Josie Keefe and Laura Hunt, at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. Colleen Rogers, Jade Mogavero and Lily Lavender Wolf in front of Root Note Music and Cafeteria Coffee House.


Clockwise from top left: SUNY New Paltz students Jade Mogavero and Lily Lavender Wolf just off of Main Street in New Paltz; Shanon Pasternak, Peter Pescatore, and Olivia Sozio, students at SUNY New Paltz; Bacchus Restaurant & Brewery; Cici Chichester, chef Kevin Gerth, and Shoshana Smith at Lola’s Cafe.

A second development, still in the planning stages, is La Estancia at the Ridgeview, a 97-room hotel and separate residential complex with 70 units. La Estancia is proposed on 2.4 acres adjacent to Village Hall, a long-vacant lot that is the last undeveloped parcel in the village. The original La Estancia plan called for a seven-story condominium complex; after multiple discussions with residents and village officials, the developer scaled that back to three above-ground stories. The third proposal attracting controversy is smaller in scope but has also met opposition. Harry Lipstein, owner of town shopping anchor Water Street Market, is hoping to build a 50 to 70 seat black box theater behind the market. Residents opposing the plan cite worries about the theater abutting a residential neighborhood, increased noise, and further traffic congestion in a town known for its weekend traffic bottlenecks. First, Main Street is the only major East-West route in the village, causing substantial congestion, especially during the high-tourism periods of summer and fall. Moreover, there’s one road leading to parking at Water Street Market, which is accessed via Water Street right beside the congested intersection with Route 299.To help alleviate some parking issues, Gottlieb and Lipstein struck a $1 deal, which would allow theater visitors to park at Rock & Snow’s lot, which has 12 spots. The list of proposed developments under fire goes on, including Rocking Horse Ranch owner Steve Turk’s plans for Wildberry Lodge (a resort and butterfly conservatory) and the proposed CVS pharmacy, both blocked temporarily by a town moratorium on building near the New York State Thruway entrance. That moratorium was passed in May by the town council after hearing robust opposition from townspeople concerned that projects were being considered against a comprehensive plan adopted in 1995. 32 COMMUNITY PAGES CHRONOGRAM 10/17

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Clockwise from top left: Rachel Buonfort, Charlie Versen, Antoinette Buonfort, and Tim Kelly at The Parish Restaurant; Danny and Rina Yellin at Mohonk Mountain House; Diane Drew and Michaela Rahimi, chief distiller Christopher Williams, tavern keeper Sarah Jane Young, Mashman, andBrad Nagle at Coppersea Distilling; Ashten Weniger and Joel Alexander at Brooklyn Cider House; Charles and Sara, patrons of Huguenot Creamery, with Creamery owner Pat Walker.

Framed by Nature That’s how it works here: Something is proposed, opposition forms. Town Supervisor Neil Bettez wouldn’t have it any other way. “The alternative is: What if no one cared?” Bettez asked. “If no one cared, it would be horrible. New Paltz is what it is because for a long time we’ve had people who know they have a voice and they want to have their voices heard.” To some, proposed change may threaten New Paltz’s curated image as a quiet country town, a best-kept secret in some ways. But, as plenty of people say about New Paltz, change has been happening all over town for decades. People just don’t notice it. “The developments that have been really happening in New Paltz—the only ones—have been the developments of the conservation of the ridge,” says architect and conservationist Matthew Bialecki of the Shawangunk Ridge, which overlooks the town and has been deemed by the Nature Conservancy as one of the world’s “last great places.” “That has been astonishing and world class in a way I don’t think people grasp. We have a national park equivalent [landscape here].” Nobody in the town can deny the luck of having natural assets like the ridge, which frames the town along with the Wallkill River and its floodplain. The conservation of the ridge—spearheaded by organizations like the Open Space Institute, Scenic Hudson, Mohonk Preserve, and New York State (Minnewaska State Park Preserve)—has been the real headline for New Paltz over this last half-century. Minnewaska is a story of citizen triumph, as local residents fought commercial development proposals (most famously a Marriott resort), leading the state to purchase the property in 1987 and open the public preserve in 1993. Every summer, you’ll find families filling Minnewaska’s lakeside beaches and hikers and bikers traversing the park’s trails. 34 COMMUNITY PAGES CHRONOGRAM 10/17

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Mohonk Preserve, Minnewaska’s neighbor, is 8,000 acres of land (2,400 of them in New Paltz) with 200 miles of trails and carriage roads. Today the organization is focused on the Mohonk Foothills project, calling for an 857-acre walking park with historic structure preservation, trailheads, farmer training grounds, and environmental education program space. Mohonk Preserve President Glenn Hoagland says he’s participated in 30 community meetings over the plan—again, residents are invested in every detail. “It shows how much people love the Preserve,” says Hoagland, who hopes to put shovels in the ground by 2018. Townspeople say that New Paltz is a destination because of the work of organizations like the Mohonk Preserve and the assets that they’ve protected. “You take those things away and we’re no longer a hub,” says Gottlieb of the village. “You take us away, and that’s still an amazing thing we have going on.” Center of Learning Another asset, though manmade, is SUNY New Paltz, which is annually ranked in the top 30 among all regional universities in the north region by US News & World Report. More than 2,000 new first-year and transfer students began the 2017-2018 school year at New Paltz, which in March opened its new $48 million Science Hall. The 77,000-square-foot building houses the AC2 program, which supports students from economically disadvantaged and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds who intend to major in the STEM fields. Also on campus is the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, whose industrial chic interior of provides a fitting and expansive space for some wild and thoughtprovoking pieces of contemporary art.The museum, whose permanent collection includes more than 5,000 works of art, is exhibiting “Artists as Innovators,” a partnered show with five other SUNY campuses of NYSCA/NYFA fellows (including Andres Serrano and the Guerrilla Girls), through November 12. Rest & Refreshments Of course, fall in New Paltz means plenty of students scurrying about Main Street in their sweaters and backpacks. It means more occupied tables at P&G’s, the longtime “cornerstone” (their words) of the village, built by John 36 COMMUNITY PAGES CHRONOGRAM 10/17

H. Hasbrouck in 1900 as the Casino and these days a place for burgers and beer. It means more lines out the door on Saturday morning at Main Street Bistro, where broke college kids rejoice over the $1.95 special: two eggs, home fries, and toast. If they’re still hungry, they can hop over to the Bakery to pick up some rugelach. Fall also means tourism, so good luck finding an open weekend to stay at Mohonk Mountain House, the 1869 Victorian resort on 40,000 acres that looks like something out of a European travel guide. Travelers can always visit Mohonk for the day and hike on up to 85 miles of trails. Then there’s Historic Huguenot Street, the 10-acre historic landmark with stone structures dating to the 18th century and built by the Huguenots, the settlers who founded New Paltz. Weekends in October the street turns haunted, as docents show visitors the spooky history of the town after the sun sets. And when the leaf peepers have seen enough brilliance, the students wish to waste a little time, the mountain climbers and hikers need a refueling, and the longtime residents want to reconnect with their neighbors, there’s Water Street Market, the two-level shopping wonderland with outdoor tables and chairs. Bettez is quick to remind that the market was another highly controversial proposal; these days, it’s what he calls “the town square.” There, you’ll find folks sitting and conversing with each other, maybe over a craft cocktail at the Parish. From the restaurant’s second-floor deck customers get an unobstructed view of the Shawangunk Ridge, the very reason for this intelligent, opinionated, and multifarious community. But then, at some point, the tourists, students, and adventurers have to sleep somewhere. Typically, they have to travel outside of town for lodging because the only hotels in the village (the Hampton Inn and America’s Best Value Inn at the Thruway exit) are constantly booked, says Kathy Prizzia, executive director of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce and former business owner in the village. “If people had the opportunity to stay here, they’d shower wherever they were staying and then head back out to dinner,” says Prizzia, who wants one or two more hotels in the town and supports La Estancia. That debate is ongoing. New Paltz lives up to its character, you know.

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hen Bryan Perrin lived in Jersey City, he would often find spiky Devil’s Heads washed up along the Hudson. This was in the `80s, when working artists like Perrin and Susan Shaftan had already been priced out of SoHo and other parts of Manhattan. They found themselves (and each other) on the western bank of the river, where Hoboken and Jersey City provided ample, affordable industrial space to live, create, and show art. A Toledo native, Perrin had a day job creating sets and backdrops for photoshoots and television. His free time was spent scavenging the world around him, looking for inspiration and ingredients for his own art. “I was always the guy on the subway carrying home some strange thing I’d found on the street,” he remembers. Even then, Perrin was drawn toward nature and would find his way to the riverbank, where the water became briny from river’s estuarial give and take with the Atlantic. Devil’s Heads, the horned seed pods of the water chestnut plant, were often strewn along the shore, yet Perrin could never locate the plants they came from. 38 HOME & GARDEN CHRONOGRAM 10/17

Opposite, top: The Perrin family home from the back garden. The original home dates from the 1890s and has been extensively renovated since the family moved almost 20 years  ago.  The wood carvings along the sides of the house were created by Bryan Perrin. Opposite, bottom: Bryan Perrin and Susan Shaftan Perrin inspecting their peach harvest. Over the years, the couple have transplanted multiple trees and shrubs rescued by Shaftan Perrin’s father, an urban gardener in New York City, including one very prolific peach tree. “The trees are like our own Fresh Air kids,” says Shaftan Perrin.

A native New Yorker, ceramicist Susan Shaftan Perrin was also finding inspiration in the world around her, although it was the interconnectedness between humans that interested her. Living and working out of a storefront studio space in Hoboken, Shaftan Perrin began noticing the children on her block and their innate creativity. “The kids outside on the street would have two crayons to draw with, and I had a whole box,” she explains. “I just opened my door to share crayons. It seemed natural, from there, that we would get together and make art.” Her second career as an arts educator was born and Shaftan Perrin began teaching art classes in Newark and Jersey City. Even though she was a city kid, Shaftan Perrin had the same reverence and curiosity for the natural world as her future husband, and did her share of collecting, using materials she gathered as inspiration for her painting and ceramics. “When Bryan and I found each other, we had the same sticks and rocks and bones,” she remembers. “We just knew we were right for each other.” Hemlock Harvest In 1998, the young couple decided to take a vacation. After a bit of research, they realized they could stretch their time away into an entire month if they

Above: A downstairs addition incorporates hemlock wood salvaged from the property and is decorated with a collection of their own art, works from friends, and works by Perrin’s father, who was also an artist. “The arts are what get us through thick and thin,” explains Perrin. “They are one of the few ways that we make lemonade out of lemons. They are what being human is all about.”

rented a house in the Catskills. Landing in Lake Hill, near Woodstock, they both loved the area right away. They were inspired by the natural setting and the fecundity of the woods around them. They were particularly fascinated by the tiny microcosm of the stream bordering their property and how it reflected and connected to the Hudson River’s far-reaching watershed habitat. “I was in hog heaven,” explains Perrin. “I loved the newts and the salamanders—I would be flipping over rocks all day long, looking at the weird stuff flopping around between them.” Shaftan Perrin loved the cyclical nature of the seasons, and found an affinity between the process of making art and the process of the growing trees and gardens around her. It was on an excursion to the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse in Port Ewen that Perrin found the answer to his earlier question:The surrounding mud flats were thick with water chestnut plants. Rooted in the shallow fresh water, the plants cast their seeds wide to travel with the tides far down the river. That revelation of interconnectedness was an inspiration. “It was an eye opener for me—how one space is connected to another, even when something might not seem close,” Perrin says. That original month stretched through the summer and then the autumn when the couple began splitting their time between Jersey City and upstate. 10/17 CHRONOGRAM HOME & GARDEN 39

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Clockwise from top left: A ceramicist as well as a painter, Shaftan Perrin created a collection of tiles for the downstairs bathroom. Through their Urth Arts program, the couple run arts education workshops throughout the region. The program partially grew from Perrin’s work as an environmental educator with the Tideline Program of the Clearwater, and many of their workshops utilize art to help participants understand the surrounding watershed. “A large part of the beauty of our area is the waterways that keep the Catskills so green,” explains Shaftan Perrin. “The interrelationships of even microscopic beings support the health and vibrancy of the total ecosystem. We cannot survive without bacteria and detritus and many things we would never think about. We are all deeply interconnected.” A downstairs hallway.  Shaft Perrin’s ceramic tiles line part of the floor.  Perrin created various textured finishes for the home’s walls.

They realized they’d found both the right companionship and the right home. By that December, they’d decided to get married and move to the Catskills full-time. It took them a year and a half of searching, but when they discovered a ramshackle farmhouse nestled in the rolling hills south of the Ashokan Reservoir, they felt it calling to them. “It was just magical,” Shaftan Perrin recalls. Once the center of a large farm that encompassed the entire hillside, the circa-1890 cabin was built by the Haver family from hemlocks harvested from the surrounding woods and passed down to their descendants.The original one-room cabin had plank-on-plank walls and wide plank floors, with a cistern and root cellar below ground and a sleeping loft above. (Across the now-paved road, the home’s original barn is still standing, although owned by a neighbor.) Later generations had added a kitchen wing to the first floor with a bedroom and hallway above, and eventually added a bathroom. They also built a garage equipped with a studio space. The house and the surrounding landscape felt like home. The couple bought the property and moved in when Shaftan Perrin was six months pregnant. Love Shack The couple didn’t let the impending new life deter them from starting renovations.They wanted to add additional living space to the home, both upstairs and down, and alter the aesthetic of the property. However, the remodel quickly 10/17 CHRONOGRAM HOME & GARDEN 41

became a much more involved project than they’d realized. “We assumed the cabin was post-and-beam architecture,” recalls Shaftan Perrin, “until we began renovating and realized there were actually no posts—it was just beams.” The week their son was born, they removed the home’s roof. (They temporarily moved into the garage with their newborn.) By lifting and expanding the original sleeping loft and building outward, they extended the upstairs to include a new master bedroom and living area at the top of the staircase. The space below the master bedroom was transformed into a combination den, library, and guest bedroom. Downstairs, the original one-room cabin—still the heart of the home—was updated with a new wood stove. It’s now the family dining room. The couple set to work using the home as a canvas for their creativity. Inspired by the surrounding landscape, Perrin drew on his skills as a set designer to create various textured surfaces for the walls. Downstairs, faux birch bark lines one wall; turning a corner, faux lichen covers another. In the upstairs master bedroom, the walls were painted to mimic the blue-gray sky after rain. Shaftan Perrin’s eclectic, colorful ceramic tiles cover the floors and walls of the home’s renovated downstairs bathroom and hearth; the intermixed shapes and textures evoke flowing waterways and the surrounding woods. The couple replaced blue vinyl siding along the home’s exterior with cedar shake. Shaftan Perrin painted an outline of wide, horizontal curves along the sides of the house, which her husband used as a guide laying various sized shingles to create lines that seem to undulate in waves around the house. He also built a deck and wooden walkway from house to the garage and studio. Old Forest, New Trees Over the ensuing years, the couple turned their attention to the property’s surrounding five acres, building gardens and planting trees. They removed a circular driveway and replanted the area with a flower garden and shrubbery. In the 18 years since they bought the house, the couple have reforested the land with over 30 trees—including peach, cedar, deciduous sequoia, and a magnolia tree that blooms all year. That same patience and tendency to nurture new life has yielded fruit in another of their creative endeavors. “Urth Arts” the couple’s intergenerational arts education program is based out of their home studio. During weekend workshops such as “Watercolor and Watershed” participants make art inspired by nature, often using the elements of nature as means of expression. The stripped-down art program functions in almost the same way the one-room school houses of yesteryear did, with students of varying abilities, levels, and ages working side by side. The husband-and-wife teaching team provide abundant supplies and inspiration, share technique, and give students the occasional redirection or new idea—but then let nature do the rest. Copying—or riffing off one another—is encouraged and classes make full use of the abundant natural surroundings and always include drawing. To Perrin, it harkens back to a simpler way of teaching, and experiencing, art. “How did people used to learn? By sitting and working together—old people, young people, people who weren’t dancing to the same kind of music—different kinds of people would get together and that created genuine art movements.” Since the program’s inception it has expanded to include classes and workshops held in local schools and the Clearwater Revival and Rosedale Street festivals. Perrin’s experiences teaching art, and especially working with children, have heartened and further inspired him to mentor a younger generation. For Shaftan Perrin, it’s precipitated a shift toward her own creative work. She’s now selling her ceramics on Etsy. The balance she’s been able to achieve—between her own artistry and mentoring the work of others—has also instilled a profound sense of gratitude. “Our home is still a work in progress,” she explains. “But we are really grateful for where we are, what we’ve built and what we continue to create.” Top: The home’s original one-room cabin is now the family dining room. When they first bought the house, the floors were covered with thick orange and brown shag carpeting. “Underneath that was linoleum from the `70s, and under that was linoleum from the `30s,” Shaftan Perrin remembers. The eventually uncovered wide-plank wood floors. Bottom: Perrin created a staircase and railings out of branches collected from the surrounding woods. The couple have amassed a storehouse of natural treasures, artifacts, and recycled materials for use in their home’s restoration, their own works or to share with workshop participants. “We have more than enough supplies for all of the Hudson Valley,” Shaftan Perrin explains.


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ewly retired Locust Grove Director of Horticulture Tim Steinhoff says, “With cut flowers, you’re creating an unlikely garden with plants that might not ever be able to grow together—but that click visually.” Steinhoff enjoys that profoundly wide range of creation, incorporating the flowers, foliage, and stems of annuals, perennials, shrubs, ferns, and even trees into his arrangements. Out of all the many, many avenues of horticultural enterprise in which Steinhoff is qualified to pursue in his retirement, he’s choosing to grow specialty cut flowers on his property in Germantown in Columbia County, where he lives with his husband, John Kirslis. You’ve worked in horticulture for 40plus years and had high-level positions in the Horticultural Society of New York, Battery Park City, Historic Hudson Valley, Fort Tryon Park, Gracie Mansion, and more. How did your calling get its start and evolve? Tim Steinhoff: I’m the son of dairy farmers and was raised in western Wisconsin. In the era in which I grew up, only elderly ladies grew flower gardens, which they referred to as “yards.” I was interested in gardening and in flowers from the time I was five years old. It started out as a way for me to get mail—seed catalogs! I became a seed catalog and plant junkie very early on. By the time I was 16, I was growing hybrid tea roses.

My paternal grandmother was the only one who encouraged me and the only one around me who was interested in gardening. I knew few other gardeners until college. My parents didn’t want a son who was a collegeeducated farmer; they wanted my brothers and me to have more opportunities. I had always been interested in politics and world affairs, so I majored in international relations. The week I graduated from college, I went to Europe for the first time, with a group of journalism students studying the European press. When I saw the Chelsea Flower Show in London, I was a goner! I moved to New York City when I was 23. I sought out any exposure to horticulture; the Brooklyn Botanical Garden influenced me greatly. To create a professional resume, I volunteered at various organizations. When I was 25, I became the gardener at a newly created one-third-acre public garden in the West Village, next to the Jefferson Market Library.There, I grew 150 roses (25 varieties) along with a multitude of other plants. I could harvest armloads of healthy roses due to the abundant sulfur emissions from cars; sulfur meant there was almost no black spot or mildew. No Japanese beetles as well! At the time, there weren’t a lot of horticulture jobs in New York City like there are now. I invented myself as a professional horticulturist. My first fulltime position was as the executive director of the Green Guerillas (which is still around), working with community vegetable gardens in the most economically 10/17 CHRONOGRAM HOME & GARDEN 45

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deprived areas of the city. For me, at 29, it was a very interesting first job in the field. My career has mirrored the return and renaissance of interest in gardening and flower gardens. As a kid, I wanted to have an interesting life, and thus far I surely have. From there I worked for the organizations you mentioned above, working in every conceivable facet of horticulture and administration. Most recently, beginning in 2008, I worked at Locust Grove as the director of horticulture along with Susan MacAvery, the horticulturist in charge of the heirloom vegetable garden and the volunteer program—Locust Grove has a dynamite group of volunteers. Susan and I have been the only paid horticulture staff. We’ve seen a trend toward visitors to Locust Grove becoming ever more sophisticated in their gardening interests. What are the most important cultural considerations when growing flowers for cutting? Good soil preparation and adequate water is key, as it is for all types of gardens. The more organic matter there is in the soil, the better it can retain water and nutrients and make those available to plant roots. The flower borders at Locust Grove are topdressed with at least two inches of sterile compost each year. Self-sowing of desirable cut flowers should be encouraged. At Locust Grove, you’ll see some really neat plants self-sow like the ‘Green Gold’ hare’s ear with its brilliant chartreuse flowers, and snow on the mountain, a euphorbia with beautiful green and bright white foliage. If you mulch too thickly you lose the self-sowers, so as an alternative to mulch, keep all the plants vigorous and dense and selectively encourage the self-sowers, so you can crowd the weeds out (for the most part). In addition to the self-sowers you have things you direct-sow and plants you plant from seedlings, bulbs, or tubers.You can direct-sow zinnias, cosmos, sunflowers, love-in-a-mist, and others. (I recommend the compact varieties of sunflowers meant especially for cutting; otherwise they get too big and topheavy.) Interestingly, certain plants, like Iceland poppies and blue lace flower, only want to be direct-seeded—never grown as seedlings. At Locust Grove, typically over 35 varieties of flowers are started each year in the greenhouse and transplanted as seedlings out into the garden. Which varieties do you recommend for beginners, and what are your favorite cut flowers currently? You want your cut flower varieties to be tall and have sturdy central stems. Three easy ones to grow when you’re starting out are the gomphrenas (I recommend the QIS Series); ageratums (especially ‘Blue Horizon’) and celosias (especially the Celway Series). ‘Blue Horizon’ ageratum and the Celway celosias are tall and have so many side branches that you cut one stem and you have a full bouquet! ‘Bella Donna’ perennial delphiniums have that bouquet-in-one quality, too—thanks to side branching, one stem has a sturdy, full spray of flowers. Another good plant for this is the perennial, fall-blooming helenium. If you don’t have these bouquet-in-one types of plants mixed in, you run into the disappointing phenomenon of cutting the flowers once and your whole garden is gone! My favorites right now for cutting are the aforementioned ‘Bella Donna’ delphinium, ‘Blue Glitter’ sea holly, and ‘Dalmation Apricot’ foxglove. They all happen to be perennials that bloom the first year from seed, which is an unusual and valuable trait among perennials. There are heirloom annual phlox that make great cuts. I also have been very impressed with a bulb called Galtonia, or summer hyacinth, which sends up gorgeous white flower spikes two times a season. Allium albopilosum is an inexpensive perennial bulb in the onion family that sends up a lovely shimmery lavender ball of flowers in spring, a time when you are looking for things to cut for arrangements. And then there are the dahlias. Rather than using them alone in a vase, I like to use them as mixers, each one like a crayon in the bouquet. Locust Grove has over 45 varieties of very special heirloom dahlias. After they’re divided in the fall, for backup, a full collection of the dahlias is stored in three different places. My favorite dahlias are ‘David Howard’—dark purple foliage and soft apricot-orange flowers—and ‘Jasmine Pearl,’ with a blush of lavender. For cutting purposes, you have to consider scale and balance, so you don’t want your dahlia flowers too large. Save the dinner plate dahlias for showing off in the garden!


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f you knew Kingston back in the days of desperately seeking revitalization, you might not recognize the historic, maritime city now. Sure, there are still glimpses of post-urban renewal strip mall development and post-housing market crash dilapidation. But if that’s all you see when you look at Kingston, you’d be missing the action of recent times. On an April day earlier this year, a mixed-use building on North Front Street in the historic Stockade district that was assessed for $500,000 sold for $1 million. The Kingston City School District building has an offer on it for over $4 million. Among the rising market value purchases are four historic buildings that developer Charles Blaichman will reestablish as a collection of boutique hotels. Designed as essentially one hotel with four locations, each will have its own personality. Property manager Nan Potter of Pottery Realty, which was involved in the sale, feels it’s a positive use for the buildings, which were minimally income- and non-tax-producing. “They were never escalating in their tax assessments, except for what Blaichman is investing now,” she says. Their prime location within walking distance of restaurants, retail, entertainment, and the Adirondack Trailways bus station is at the heart of the business model. “We’re finding that people come up for First Saturday or the farmers’ market. They’re only going to be in their room for a minimum amount of time, and they’re looking for a small, cozy place,” Potter explains. “The B&Bs and Air BnBs are booked every weekend.” Not owner-run, not big box hotel, these boutiques will be somewhere in between—a new niche in Kingston. At the core of every development issue in Kingston is parking, though. It was recently announced that three local developers were teaming up to offer a plan for the former Uptown garage site on North Front Street. Andrew Wright, an architect who packages plans for developers, was tapped by Kingston Mayor Steve Noble to help guide the plan on behalf of the city. Wright envisions the project as a hub, where car traffic can enter off Schwenk Drive into a multistory parking facility, with a pedestrian plaza for gathering, and a commercial

venture, possibly a hotel and spa, to justify the 200 spaces of public parking that the city requires. Another stipulation of the development rights is to hold public forums as the plan develops, and to ensure historic preservation. Wright says that, in choosing someone responsible and transparent, it will be successful.The team was chosen because of their vested interest in the community. “I like that it’s all local developers,” he says. “These guys want something more long term. They don’t want it to fall apart. It’s very lucky that they stepped up and took an interest.” Long-term Projects The energy in Uptown is palpable and contagious. The owners of Hamilton & Adams, a men’s clothing, grooming, and gift shop on John Street which unveiled itself in April 2017, are history buffs.They told KingstonWeekender that they fell in love with the region during a visit in 2010, and were subsequently drawn to open a retail store in the historic Stockade district in concert with other interesting enterprises that they saw encouraging Kingston’s renaissance: the men’s semi-professional fourth division soccer team, Kingston Stockade Football Club regularly pack the stands at Dietz Stadium; and Stockade Works, a nonprofit organization dedicated to attracting large-scale production and tech projects to Kingston, run by Mary Stuart Masterson, announced itself in early 2016. Partnering with Stockade Works is Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) on a 70,000-square-foot renovation of the former Pilgrim Furniture factory in Midtown—the Metro. Stockade Works will utilize a large portion of the space to create a film studio, sound stage, post production center, and job training for film, television, and technology. RUPCO will surround that with spaces for light manufacturing and makers. With an influx of influence and money, and a heightened interest in all the river cities, Kingston’s challenges are shifting. RUPCO’s CEO Kevin O’Connor finds industrial space at a premium, so it’s important to create new oppor10/17 CHRONOGRAM COMMUNITY PAGES 55

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With an infusion of $6 million dollars in infrastructure investments, Midtown is about to get an overhaul with American Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks and intersections, streamlined traffic flows, a bike lane, and other green infrastructure elements like landscaping and stormwater catchments to modernize and beautify the corridor, which acts as both welcoming committee and central artery for the city. Show Me the Money “People’s attitudes about Kingston have changed,” muses Mayor Noble. “That’s what I’ve been trying to do for past year: bring in forward-thinking positivity, so Kingston can be a place where people want to invest.” Growing up, Noble always heard that Kingston was a dying city.When other places were doing well in the 1980s and 1990s, Kingston lost IBM, its biggest employer, and with it, Kingston lost its people, enthusiasm, and a sense that it was going somewhere. Noble says it’s taken a long time to change that attitude and increase consumer confidence. That’s why it was especially exciting when Governor Andrew Cuomo came to the city in September to present a $10 million check to Kingston—a first-place award in the second round of the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). Kingston had applied for the first round of the DRI Award, basing the application on Midtown, which many agree is an area in need. But it lost to Middletown, a community with a hollowed out commercial area of 80 to 90 percent vacancy rate and serious struggles. That wasn’t Kingston. This year’s application focused on Kingston’s need for public capital to work with private investment. Identified by the census map and employment density, the Stockade District was determined to be the commercial center of the city—a community on the brink of revitalization, which could be successful or could devolve into hyper-gentrification and fuel a fire of displacement. The application argued that, in strengthening Kingston’s core, it would help bolster the interconnected neighborhoods and shape the community and the region to which Kingston is central. The 2017 application hit the mark, and while plans for the money are still to be determined with guidance from the state and a committee of community members, projects identified in the application as having potential span the entire city. “Without this kind of assistance and guidance, Kingston will continue to develop, but it’s not going to develop in a guided way that becomes a city that creates jobs fairly and equitably,” says Mayor Noble. “With this money, we’ll develop a plan to create an economic and commercial engine in Uptown. As they say, ‘A rising tide lifts all boats.’”

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3RD FLOOR GALLERY 341 WARREN STREET HUDSON (518) 392-4747. “Notes from the Sky and Other Material.” An exhibition of new paintings by Canadian artist David Eustace. Through October 29. ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 737 ALBANY-SHAKER ROAD, ALBANY (518) 242-2241. “Chasing the Tale.” Group show. Through February 26, 2018. ANAMARIO GALLERY 151 MAIN STREET, BEACON INNSPABEACON.COM/ANAMARIO-HERNANDEZ-ARTGALLERY. “Paintings of Anamario Hernandez.” October 14-December 3. Opening reception October 14, 5-7pm. ANN STREET GALLERY 104 ANN STREET, NEWBURGH 784-1146. “Interaction of Colour.” Group show. Through October 14. ARTS MID-HUDSON 696 DUTCHESS TURNPIKE, POUGHKEEPSIE 454-3222. “Viewpoints.” Seven photographers. Through October 29. ATHENS CULTURAL CENTER 24 SECOND STREET, ATHENS (518) 945-2136. “Athens Laundry Summer Exhibition.” Through October 14. Closing reception October 14, 12-2pm. BARD COLLEGE : CCS BARD GALLERIES ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON 758-7598. “No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects.” Works drawn from the Barjeel Art Foundation Collection. Through October 29. BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK GREAT BARRINGTON, MA (800) 235-7186. “Fortune [Teller] Chatter Exhibition.” Works by Sangram Majumdar, Dominic Terlizzi, and Karla Wozniak. Through October 30. BARRETT ART CENTER 55 NOXON STREET, POUGHKEEPSIE 471-2550. “New Directions ‘17.” 33rd annual national juried contemporary art exhibition. October 7-November 4. Opening reception October 7, 3-6pm. BCB ART 116 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-4539. “360 Moons.” Eric Rhein’s sculpture, photography, and wire work inspired by his journey with HIV. October 14–November 19. Opening reception October 14, 6–8pm. “Lynn Itzkowitz: Remnants.” October 17-November 22.


BEACON ARTIST UNION 506 MAIN STREET, BEACON 222-0177. “Mermaid Totems.” Sculptures by Brad Teasdale. Through October 14. BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS 200 HURD ROAD, BETHEL 866-781-2922. “Love For Sale: The Commercialization of the Counterculture.” Through December 31. BETSY JACARUSO STUDIO & GALLERY 43 EAST MARKET STREET, RHINEBECK 516-4435. “Quest for Light.” Watercolor paintings. October 1-29. BUSHEL 84 MAIN STREET, DELHI (607) 269-7538. “Beaver Fever.” Group show by three painters working in the Catskills—Angela Dufresne, Pia Dehne, and Elizabeth Bonaventura. Through October 1. KLEINERT/JAMES CENTER FOR THE ARTS 36 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2079. “Drawing Sound: Music and Visual Art Meet.” Through October 15. CARRIE HADDAD GALLERY 622 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-1915. “Mixed Media: Painting & Sculpture.” A group show of abstract works by James O’Shea, Adam Cohen, Susan Stover, Ginny Fox and Dai Ban. October 7-November 12. Opening reception October 7, 5-7pm. THE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AT WOODSTOCK 59 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-9957. “Carla Shapiro: To Capture A Shadow.” “Fredrik Marsh: The Dresden Project.” Through October 15. COLUMBIA-GREENE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 4400 ROUTE 23, HUDSON (518) 828-1481. “Paintings by Richard Edelman.” October 19-November 17. CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (CIA) 1946 CAMPUS DRIVE (ROUTE 9), HYDE PARK 452-9430. “Cooking Up a Nation: [Im]migration and American Foodways.” Through December 13. DAVIS ORTON GALLERY 114 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 697.0266. “Carols Saavadra and Mark Bennington. “October 7-November 12. DIA:BEACON 3 BEEKMAN STREET, BEACON 440-0100. 20th-century conceptual art. Ongoing. SAMUEL DORSKY MUSEUM OF ART SUNY NEW PALTZ, NEW PALTZ 257-3844. “Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts / New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships.” Through November 12. DUCK POND GALLERY 128 CANAL STREET, PORT EWEN 338-5580. “Pot Pourri.” Works by Cross River Fine Art. October 6-28. Opening reception October 6, 5:30-8pm. ECKERT FINE ART 12 OLD BARN ROAD, KENT, CT, (860) 592-0353. “Eric Forstmann: Still Workings.” October 14-November 26. FIELD LIBRARY 4 NELSON AVENUE, PEEKSKILL (914) 737-1212. “On and Off the Ward: David Byrd Paints the Montrose V.A.” Through October 8. FRANCES LEHMAN LOEB ART CENTER AT VASSAR COLLEGE 124 RAYMOND AVENUE, POUGHKEEPSIE 437-5237. “Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.” October 6-November 16. FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART 217 WARREN STREET 2ND FLOOR, HUDSON. Acrylic paintings on canvas by Italian Artist Fabrizio Breschi. October 7-November 30. 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. GARRISON ART CENTER 23 GARRISON’S LANDING, GARRISON 424-3960. Joel Perlman and Patrick Strzelec. October 7-November 5. Closing reception October 7, 5-8pm. HASBROUCK HOUSE 3805 MAIN STREET, STONE RIDGE 687-0736. “Living in Style: Selections from the George Way Collection of Dutch Fine and Decorative Art.” October 1-December 17. HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WOODSTOCK 20 COMEAU DRIVE, WOODSTOCK 679-2256 “Faces & Phases.” Paintings and hand-painted mannequins by Barbara Graff. Opening reception October 7, 2–4pm. HOTCHKISS LIBRARY 10 UPPER MAIN, SHARON, CT (860) 364-5041. “Tiny Tremors.” Paintings, prints, and sculpture by Danielle Mailer. Through October 31. HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY 313 MAIN, BEACON. “The Cat Art Show: Beacon.” The event is a fundraiser for Mid Hudson Animal Aid. October 14-November 5. Opening reception October 14, 5-7pm.

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galleries & museums Abandoned Apartment, Am Lagerplatz, a 2005 photograph by Fredrik Marsh from the exhibit “The Dresden Project,” on view through October 15 at the Center For Photography at Woodstock.

HUDSON HALL 327 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 822-1438. “Len Prince: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch, the People’s Composer.” October 7-November 26. Opening reception and book signing, October 7, 5pm. HUDSON VALLEY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 1701 MAIN STREET, PEEKSKILL (914) 788-0100. “Between I & Thou.” Group show. Through October 31. HUDSON VALLEY LGBTQ COMMUNITY CENTER, INC. 300 WALL STREET, KINGSTON 331-5300. “Letters To Shakespeare.” Paintings and sculpture by Judy Sigunick. Through October 29. HURLEY MOTORSPORTS GALLERY 2779 ROUTE 209, KINGSTON 338-1701. “Ruth Wetzel: Ethereal Swamps.” Through October 14. INKY EDITIONS 112 S FRONT ST, HUDSON (518) 610-5549. “Catherine Howe: Monoprints.” Through November 19. JEFF BAILEY GALLERY 127 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-6680. “Jason Middlebrook: Glow.” Through October 1. JOHN DAVIS GALLERY 362 1/2 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-5907. “Benjamin Butler: New Work.” Also showing a selection of paintings by Louis Finkelstein Henry Finkelstein, Laurel Sucsy, and Lee Marshall. Through October 8. JOYCE GOLDSTEIN GALLERY 16 MAIN STREET, CHATHAM (518) 392-2250. “The Experimental Photographs of Sol Hill.” Through October 21. KENT ART ASSOCIATION 21 SOUTH MAIN STREET, KENT, CT (860) 927-3989. “Fall Juried Show.” Through October 9. LABSPACE 2642 NY ROUTE 23, HILLSDALE LABSPACEART.BLOGSPOT.COM “Double Vision: Artists who Instagram.” Through October 7. THE LIVING SEED YOGA & HOLISTIC CENTER 521 MAIN STREET, NEW PALTZ 255.8212. “The Stillness of Movement.” Works by Eric Archer. Friday, October 13, 7:30-9pm. M GALLERY 350 MAIN STREET, CATSKILL (518) 943-2189. “Five Questions.” Group show. October 6-30. MARK GRUBER GALLERY 17 NEW PALTZ PLAZA, NEW PALTZ 255-1241. Recent paintings by Linda Puiatti, Tarryl Gabel, Marilyn Fairman. Through October 7. “Then and Now.” Artwork by Hardie Truesdale. October 14– fNovember 18. Opening reception October 14, 5–7pm. MATTEAWAN GALLERY 436 MAIN STREET, BEACON 440-7901. “Fragments Remnants Leftovers.” Björn Meyer-Ebrecht. October 7-November 5. Opening reception Saturday, October 14, 6-9 pm MONTGOMERY PLACE 25 GARDENER WAY, RED HOOK 758-5461. “Historic Garden Tools of Montgomery Place.” Through October 31. MORTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY 82 KELLY STREET, RHINECLIFF 876-2903. “Fiber Arts/Textiles/Creations.” October 6-28. Opening reception October 6, 6-8pm. MUROFF KOTLER GALLERY @ SUNY ULSTER 491 COTTEKILL ROAD, STONE RIDGE 687-5113. “Artists as Innovators Exhibition.” This exhibition brings together 25 artists from Ulster County who have received New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships during the past 30 years. This show will be in conversation with concurrent celebratory shows at SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Orange, and SUNY Dutchess. Through October 13. NORTH RIVER GALLERY 34A MAIN STREET, CHATHAM 518-392-7000. “Common Ground.” A photography exhibition by Ellen Lynch pairing photographs of humans and horses to seek connection between seemingly disparate subjects. October 6-November 13. OLANA STATE HISTORIC SITE 5720 ROUTE 9G, HUDSON (518) 828-0135. “Overlook.” Teresita Fernández confronts Frederic Church at Olana. Through November 5. OPALKA GALLERY 140 NEW SCOTLAND AVENUE, ALBANY (518) 292-7742 “Paper is Part of the Picture.” Strathmore paper and the evolution of American graphic design. October 3–December 15. Opening reception October 6, 6–8pm OPUS 40 50 FITE ROAD, SAUGERTIES 246-3400. “Woodstock Artists At Home, 1947: The photography of Tom Leonard.” Through October 30. PUGG GALLERY 624 BROADWAY, KINGSTON 633-0815. “Yard Sale: Works of Mick Farrell.” A curation of charged objects, artifacts, and crafted works comprising a portrait of the artist. October 7, 6–8pm. PS 209 3670 MAIN ST, STONE RIDGE PSPACE209@GMAIL.COM. “Elements.” Recent work with Ingrid Lisowski and Lori Van Houten. Through October 22.

RIVERWINDS GALLERY 172 MAIN STREET, BEACON 838-2880. “Let’s Have Some Color in Our Lives.” Paintings by DM Weill. Through October 8. SAUNDERS FARM 853 OLD ALBANY POST ROAD, GARRISON FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/SAUNDERS-FARMGARRISON-NY. “Collaborative Concepts Farm Project 2017.” Experimental outdoor sculpture exhibit. Through October 28. SEPTEMBER 449 WARREN STREET #3, HUDSON. “Incident Report.” Incident Report is an experimental viewing station that has been located in Hudson for the past ten years. Through October 15. SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY ARTS CENTER 790 ROUTE 203, SPENCERTOWN (518) 392-3693. “4th Annual Juried Regional Art Exhibition.” October 7-22. Opening reception October 7, 4-6pm. STONE RIDGE LIBRARY 3700 MAIN STREET, STONE RIDGE 687-7023. “Works by Christopher Seubert.” Through December 21. THE ARK 81 CLOVE ROAD, HIGH FALLS, WONDERFULBEDLINEN@GMAIL.COM “Wonderful Bed Linen.” An exhibit of work by Jessica Gaddis and Daniel Giordano. October 14, 2–8pm, and by appointment. THE RE INSTITUTE 1395 BOSTON CORNERS RD, MILLERTON (518) 567-5359. “Life on Other Planets.” Chris Ketchie and Richard Baim. Through October 7. THOMAS COLE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 218 SPRING STREET, CATSKILL 518-943-7465. “Kiki Smith: From the Creek.” A multimedia exhibit throughout the historic home and grounds of Thomas Cole. Through October 29. TIVOLI ARTISTS CO-OP 60 BROADWAY, TIVOLI 758-4342. “Dissonance: Photographic Works by Dana Matthews.” Solo exhibit showcasing disparate themes. Through October 15. TREMAINE GALLERY AT THE HOTCHKISS SCHOOL 11 INTERLAKEN ROAD, LAKEVILLE, CT (860) 435-3663. “Photographs by Robert F. Haiko, Sandra C. Haiko, and Fred Cray ‘75.” Through October 22. TWISTED SOUL 47 RAYMOND AVENUE, POUGHKEEPSIE 454-2770. “Letting Go: Tatjana Versaggi.” New work. Through October 7. VASSAR FARM AND ECOLOGICAL PRESERVE 124 RAYMOND AVE, POUGHKEEPSIE 437-7414. “Art on the Farm: 1st Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit.” Enjoy a one-mile walking loop to view the exhibit. Through October 29. WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL AND ART GALLERY 232 WARD STREET, MONTGOMERY 457-ARTS. “Kari Ganoung Ruiz Plein Air Oils and Nocturnes.” Kari Ganoung Ruiz lives in and paints the beautiful and diverse Finger Lakes Region of New York State. October 1-31. WILDERSTEIN PRESERVATION 330 MORTON ROAD, RHINEBECK 876-4818. “Fourth Outdoor Sculpture Biennial.” Eighteen sculptural works by regional artists curated by Franc Palaia. Through October 31. WIRED GALLERY 11 MOHONK ROAD, HIGH FALLS (682) 564-5613. “Roberto Azank: Stills.” Still lifes and other floral compositions. Through October 22. WOODSTOCK ARTISTS ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM 28 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2940. “Book Art.” John Yau, curator. October 7-December 31. Opening reception October 7, 4-6pm. WOODSTOCK SCHOOL OF ART 2470 ROUTE 212, WOODSTOCK 679-2388. “2nd Annual Monoprint Invitational Exhibition.” Sixty artists created over 200 monoprints for this exhibit. Through October 14.




Griffin Dunne Brings Joan Didion to the Screen By Nina Shengold Photo by Pamela Pasco



here’s nothing like a first audience to spike an actor/filmmaker’s blood order: early essays for Vogue, debut novel Run River, breakthrough nonfiction pressure. Having starred in `80s film classics An AmericanWerewolf in London collection Slouching Toward Bethlehem; screenplays for The Panic in Needle Park, and After Hours, and most recently in Amazon’s hit TV show “I Love Dick” Play It As It Lays, and others with her husband; The White Album; Salvador; Miami; with Kathryn Hahn; producing such indie classics as Chilly Scenes ofWinter and Baby and National Book Award-winner The Year of Magical Thinking (also a Broadway It’sYou; and directing a bevy of Hollywood features, Griffin Dunne has seen plenty play starring Vanessa Redgrave), a memoir of her husband’s death. Didion’s is a of high-pressure screenings. mountain range of a career, spanning multiple genres. But nothing compared with showing a roughcut of his new documentary Joan “In my darker moments, I thought, ‘What new things are people going to learn Didion:The Center Will Not Hold to its subject and star. “We were side by side on the about Joan? She’s written everything about herself,’” Dunne admits. But even her couch in front of my laptop,” Dunne recalls, speaking by phone from New York. nephew discovered surprises while filming:When Didion gets blocked, she wraps “I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous for any screening.” the manuscript in a plastic bag and puts it in the freezer. Didion burst onto America’s cultural landscape in the mid-`60s with the There’s also the mesmerizing ballet of her hands, which sometimes seem to scorching force of a Santa Ana wind. She’s a writer’s writer, revered for her be combing invisible nets. “As you get older, things become more extended,” crystalline prose, incisive gaze, and unflinching honesty. Could the stakes be any Dunne observes. “You look at these old TV interviews and she always did that, as higher? if she’s grabbing thoughts out of the air, making associations physically as well as Well, yes. She’s also Dunne’s aunt. in words.” Their family connection and mutual fondness gave the filmmaker nonpareil Interviewing his Aunt Joan was “daunting.” He’d seen enough on-camera access and trust. “I thought I was the only one in a position to ask and be given interviews to know “she does not suffer fools. If somebody asks her a stupid permission,” says Dunne; Didion had turned down several previous offers from question, she can fix you with a look that will shut you right down.” He says Didion documentarians. “So I asked her, and she said yes. And I thought, ‘Oh boy, here I never declared any topic off limits, including the death of her adopted daughter go.’ It was an awesome responsibility.” Quintana, which she wrote about in her 2011 memoir Blue Nights. “She’s very Their closeness informs the film’s texture. Dunne provides some narration much of the school of ‘That’s what I said, that’s what I wrote.’ No apologies, ever.” and occasionally appears onscreen with his subject, who is now 82. And no other Sharp-eyed and painfully thin, Didion appears both ruthless and vulnerable. director could have asked Didion where she first heard about the Manson murders and gotten the answer, “In your mother’s swimming pool.” (With a reporter’s Asked how she felt as a reporter seeing a five-year-old on acid, she says bluntly, “Lemme tell you, it was gold. You live for moments like that, good or bad.” But eye for detail, she recalls that Beatriz Dunne wore a Pucci swimsuit.) Dunne’s father, the late writer/producer Dominick Dunne, was also a Hollywood insider. But his uncle, John Gregory Dunne, and his wife Joan Didion held a special Joan Didion in Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold allure, with their intertwined A-list careers, Malibu beach house, fast cars, and dark sunglasses. In a Kickstarter video for his documentary, Dunne calls them “the hippest couple on earth.” “They opened up their social world to me,” he says. “I was always included in their parties, even when I was very young.” His first directorial effort, Duke of Groove, an Oscarnominated short starring Tobey Maguire, was inspired by attending Didion and Dunne’s book party for Tom Wolfe while his parents’ marriage crumbled; Janis Joplin was among the guests. After his parents divorced, Dunne moved to New York. He studied acting at HB Studios and started working in film, eventually forming the production company Double Play with Amy Robinson. Nearly two decades ago, he bought a former dairy farm in Dutchess County. “It’s my haven,” he says of the rambling spread, which includes a swimming pond and small menagerie (dog, ponies, an ostrich), calling it “the greatest thing, outside of having a child, I’ve ever done.” His daughter Hannah, an actress, is now 27. Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold will screen at this year’s Woodstock Film she’s anguished by the memory of finding drug paraphernalia in Quintana’s Festival; Dunne is a longtime member of the WFF’s advisory board and WFF nursery after a party: “How could anyone do that?” Dunne’s team also collaged archival footage of Didion’s subject matter—the screened his feature Fierce People in 2006. Executive Director Meira Blaustein says she began speaking with Dunne a while ago about the film, which she calls “a rare, `60s counterculture, political turmoil—with period music and readings from her intimate, and much anticipated look at the life of his aunt and one of America’s work. She’s watched every cut, “until about 10 minutes ago; we just changed a music cue,” Dunne says. “They’ll have to pry this film out of my cold dead hands.” most influential literary icons.” They’d better act fast. Following our interview, he’s flying to Italy to play After several festival screenings, Netflix will give the documentary a global Leonard Bernstein in the biopic Gore (Vidal, not Al). “Making a documentary is a launch on October 27. Netflix’s support capped a six-year process of raising high-wire act.You never know what you’re going to get,” says Dunne. “I can’t wait money, gathering archival materials, and shooting interviews with Didion and some of her very articulate friends (Anna Wintour, Tom Brokaw, and Harrison to shoot something with a script.” Ford, among others). “I would shoot and then stop, go off and do other jobs, come Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold will screen at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck on back and put more money into it,” says Dunne. Along with “I Love Dick,” those “other jobs” include recent roles in Dallas October 13 at 5:45pm. Q&A with Griffin Dunne scheduled to follow. Our preview of this Buyers’ Club and House of Lies. Dunne also reread Didion’s canon in chronological year’sWoodstock Film Festival appears on page 95. 10/17 CHRONOGRAM FILM 67


Environmental Impact Hudson

By Peter Aaron Photo by Nick Suttle


The members of Hudson: Larry Grenadier, Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield and John Medeski


he terrain creeps up on you. Unfolding, unfolding, unfolding, until, before you realize just how you got there, you’re deep, deep, deep inside it. It feels infinite, and intimate. And still it draws you farther in, down into its darkened hollows, between its prickly barbs. It drags you across the coarse faces of craggy cliffs. It shoots you straight up into the boundless sky, to soar above the slicing peaks of breathtaking mountains, before dropping you back to Earth and enveloping you in sheer silence. Snaking through this lush panorama, feeding life to everything it touches along its route, is the main artery, the pulsing rhythm—the river. Our own Hudson Valley. Or is it the music of Hudson, a super group comprised of four of the jazz legends who call the region home? Both. The latter mirrors the former. “Looking out the window at the mountains and the woods while we were recording [the quartet’s self-titled debut] at NRS Studios in Catskill certainly affected the music,” says drummer Jack DeJohnette, who formed the band with bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield to celebrate his turning 75 this year. “And with all of us living here and the area having such a long tradition of great music, we wanted to kind of pay tribute to that.” Besides the abstract aspect of the album’s environment-evoking instrumental tributes (check the free-range funk of the title track), Hudson has some more obvious local lionizations. Its string of Woodstock-associated rock songs— Bob Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay” and “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Wait Until Tomorrow,” Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock,” and the Band’s “Up on Cripple Creek”—sees the four jazzmen acknowledging their rock influences while reinterpreting some timeless tunes connected with their beloved home turf. The nine-minute-fifteen-second “Hard Rain” is perhaps the standout of the five covers; atop DeJohnette and Grenadier’s nervous rhythm, Scofield pulls its plaintive melody into atonal parts unknown while Medeski douses the bubbling cauldron with unsettling sci-fi sonics. Amid the originals there’s the gospel piece “Dirty Ground,” a Bruce Hornsby cowrite featuring a rare DeJohnette vocal. “That one is dedicated to Levon Helm and the survivors of Hurricane Katrina,” says the drummer. “And the studio that the album itself was recorded in is actually a house, which is something reminiscent of Big Pink [the Saugerties house where Dylan and the Band cut parts of The Basement Tapes and that inspired the title of latter’s Music from Big Pink].” In another tip of the hat to Hudson’s local lineage, Medeski’s position in the group reprises the role of their namesake Garth Hudson’s in the Band: that of the secret weapon who tastefully shades the songs with texture and color. The Chicago-born DeJohnette, a Woodstock resident since the early 1970s, is, arguably, the most influential living drummer in jazz. A key component of Miles Davis’s “electric” band, he appears on the trumpeter’s groundbreaking 1970 album Bitches Brew and its follow-ups, 1971’s Live Evil and Jack Johnson and 1972’s On the Corner. Prior to joining Davis’s group, he’d been a member of the Charles Lloyd Quartet and worked with Sun Ra, Jackie McLean, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, and others. Since leaving Davis in 1972, he’s led his own bands and played alongside his former Davis bandmate Dave Holland and the recently departed John Abercrombie in Gateway; in former Lloyd cohort Keith Jarrett’s trio; and with Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, and dozens more jazz giants. Although the members of Hudson had collaborated in different settings previously, it wasn’t until the occasion of the 2014 Woodstock Jazz Festival that the four of them found themselves on stage together—along with an instant, supernatural rapport. “No matter how great the musicians might be, there isn’t always that chemistry there,” explains Medeski, who’s well known for being one third of out-jazz/funk greats Medeski Martin & Wood. “But this

band absolutely has it. Everybody really listens. It’s not about any one person showing off.The music just feels really natural, and there’s always a really good feeling in the air when we’re doing a gig.” Prior to cofounding MM&W in 1991, Florida native Medeski studied under Dave Holland, arranger George Russell, and Albany pianist Lee Shaw and played with Mark Murphy, Dewey Redman, Jaco Pastorious, and numerous figures from New York’s downtown 1980s scene. A citizen of Saugerties since 2003, he’s also conscious of how the surroundings shape the sounds he and his Hudson bandmates make. “I spend a lot of time in the woods, and I’m sure that gets woven into the music,” the keyboardist says. “There’s so much history here, there’s an ancient power that we all thrive on. It’s something that’s hard to put into words, so we put it into music. That’s our language.” “It’s the space in the music that’s most reflective of the area, I think,” says Grenadier. “All of us have a really good understanding of space. And as musicians who made our names in New York and then left it, space is what all of us were looking for when we moved here.” Grenadier is, like DeJohnette, a Getz alum. The longtime bassist of both the Pat Metheny and Brad Mehldau trios, he was raised in San Francisco, where he was moved to pick up the upright when, at the age of 12, he caught a performance by the great bass man Ray Brown. Captivated by “the subtlety and the physicality of the instrument,” he went on to work with such icons as Joe Henderson, Betty Carter, and Anita O’ Day. He and his wife, singer-songwriter and activist Rebecca Martin, have lived in Kingston since 2002. “Pretty quickly after [the couple] got here, we met a lot of other cats who, besides also playing music, were interested in a lot of the same issues we were, like the anti-fracking movement. I play a lot of local benefits, which is something that Jack and the two Johns have also done since before we put the band together.” John Scofield, another former Miles man (he was with Davis from 1983 to 1985), first played with DeJohnette in 1978 and recently worked with him in Trio Beyond. Originally from Ohio, the guitarist is revered for his funk leanings and mildly distorted, rock-inflected guitar sound and recorded and performed with Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, and the Billy Cobham/George Duke Band before launching his own trio in 1979. Since leaving Davis he’s led bands that included Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell and has been a frequent collaborator of Medeski Martin & Wood. “Along with being directly inspired by the [1960s] era, when all the music—rock, jazz, folk, classical, world music—was coming together, there’s another thing we all share,” says Scofield, who’s been in Katonah with his family for 24 years. “And that’s the way that we bring the urban elements of our backgrounds as former New York musicians to what we get from being in a more rural setting. These days, we like living in nature instead of living on 34th Street or wherever. So, yeah, that vibe of the land and the trees and the river is in the music, subconsciously. But so is the city vibe, which comes from us.” After a 2016 inaugural tour supporting Hudson outside the Hudson Valley, the band is excited to at last play their first official “hometown” concert this month. And, working around each of the members’ busy schedules outside the project, they look forward collectively to the promise of new recordings and performances in the years to come. “I’m very glad I’m still able to play, and I’ve been blessed with a really rich career,” says senior statesman DeJohnette. “Everybody in the band loves what they do passionately. For us, the music is always great because it’s different every time we play it.”

“With all of us living here and the area having such a long tradition of great music, we wanted to kind of pay tribute to that.” —Jack DeJohnette

Hudson will perform at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on October 4 at 8pm. Hudson is out now on Motema Records. 10/17 CHRONOGRAM MUSIC 69

NIGHTLIFE HIGHLIGHTS Handpicked by music editor Peter Aaron for your listening pleasure.

Captain Beyond plays Dayrl’s House in Pawling October 29.

MICHAEL BISIO / IVA BITTOVA / IVO PERELMAN / ANAIS MAVIEL / NANCY OSTROVSKY October 8. Since becoming a resident of the Lace Mill, Midtown Kingston’s creative live/work hive for artists working in a panoply of mediums, bassist Michael Bisio has been steadfastly organizing the site’s “Lace Mill Presents” monthly live jazz performances. Owing to a spike in his touring schedule, Bisio is taking a breather from running the event for the rest of 2017—but not without one final installment, and it’s one that ably reflects the site’s diversity. Besides the bass man himself, this billing stars Czech avant vocalist Iva Bittova, saxophonist Ivo Perelman, rising French vocal improviser Anais Maviel, and live painting by New York jazz painter Nancy Ostrovsky. 4pm. $10. Kingston.

SAM AMIDON/LAST GOOD TOOTH October 11. The folk syrup runs deep in Vermonter Sam Amidon’s family: His father and mother are the respected folk duo Peter Amidon and Mary Alice Amidon and his little brother, Stefan Amidon, plays drums for the old-timey Sweetback Sisters. Praised by Pitchfork and the New York Times, Sam signed to Nonesuch Records for his fourth album, Bright Sunny South, which features guest guitarist Bill Frisell; the label recently released his fifth, The Following Mountain. The singer-songwriter sets his sights here on the Half Moon, where he shares the bill with some expatriate locals, the now-Rhode Island-based Last Good Tooth. (Cyrus Gengras and Kinsey come by October 17; And the Kids and Hammydown hammer it down October 28.) 8pm. $12. Hudson. (518) 828-1562;

SON LITTLE October 20. In addition to jamming with his Philadelphia homeboys the Roots, contemporary R&B singer and guitarist Son Little (AKA Aaron Livingston) has tapped into the source by working with the iconic Mavis Staples. But that’s not to say his blues reverence is the only game he gets up to: a fan of indie, hip-hop, and electronica sounds as well, Little has also 70 MUSIC CHRONOGRAM 10/17

made music with such non-traditional artists as DJ and beatmaker RJD2 and jam festival faves Portugal. The Man. Citing, Dylan, Hendrix, Prince, and Nas has his heroes, the young R&B rebel swings by the Bearsville Theater for this sure-to-be soulful show. (The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase returns October 27, 28, and 29.) 8pm. $15-$20. Bearsville. (845) 679-4406;

SHEILA JORDAN October 21. At 88, Sheila Jordan is the last living lady singer from the golden age of bebop. A friend and collaborator of none other than Charlie Parker, she was married to his pianist, the great Duke Jordan; studied with Charles Mingus and Lennie Tristano; and, besides recording for Blue Note, has sung with such legends as George Russell, Roswell Rudd, Lee Konitz, and Carla Bley. Her band for this rare Rosendale Cafe gig is first-rate: saxophonist Rob Schepps, bassist Cameron Brown, and drummer Tony Jefferson. Not a night to miss if you at all dig classic jazz. (The Lucky Five lay it down October 14; Deni Bonet drops by November 4.) 8pm. $20. Rosendale. (845) 658-9048;

CAPTAIN BEYOND October 29. In the early annals of hard rock, Captain Beyond boldly led the way. Made up of ex-members of Iron Butterfly (bassist Lee Dorman), Deep Purple (singer Rod Evans), and Johnny Winter’s band (guitarist Larry “Rhino” Reinhart and drummer Bobby Caldwell), the LA super group’s self-titled 1972 debut—originally issued with mind-blowing 3-D cover—is home to awesome jams like the crushing “Dancing Madly Backwards.” 1973’s Sufficiently Breathless is perhaps more meanderingly proggy, as is their third and final waxing, 1977’s Dawn Explosion. Remaining member Caldwell brings the band to Daryl’s House for this Rocktober blowout. (Wishbone Ash wails October 1; Lee “Scratch” Perry dubs it up October 26.) 7pm. $20, $35. Pawling. (845) 289-0185;


For all their demonstrable sonic differences, guitarist and synthesizer player Jerry Adler and sitarist Mustafa Bhagat create impressively simpatico, resonant soundscapes on this debut recording. Adler remarks, “We’re not bringing the sitar into a Western context or anything similarly contrived.” Uncontrived is right. The New Paltz group’s unique work is closer to the reverb-dosed stoner drone of Labradford and Stars of the Lid than any past “Indo-fusion” exemplar. Each title on this release refers to a specific raga form. While I’m no Hindustani music expert, I suspect neither the Melvins-ish bursts of distortion on “Hemant” nor the foregrounding of Adler’s ambient, looped galactic coughs and eerie electro-squiggles over Bhagat’s incandescent sitar halfway through “Bhimpalasi” dogmatically adhere to the classical swaras on which they’re based—and it scarcely matters. This is unusually compelling music, fully embracing the Art Ensemble of Chicago’s immortal credo: “Ancient to the Future.” —James Keepnews JAMIE SAFT/STEVE SWALLOW/BOBBY PREVITE WITH IGGY POP LONELINESS ROAD (2017, RARENOISE RECORDS)


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“Iggy Pop in Chronogram’s locals-only music review section?” you ask. “Did the Stooges wild man get all downhome-Dylan and snag a Woodstock cabin?” Nope, still making the scene in Miami, where he’s been for many years. “But what’s the godfather of punk doing on a record with three of the Hudson Valley’s top jazz-identified cats?” you counter. The concept may be unimaginable to some, but serious fans will know that Pop’s cited the musical freedom of Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, and other jazz icons as early Stooges influences. Instrumentally, it’s Coltrane’s spirit that imbues Loneliness Road, which has the Ig joined by pianist Jamie Saft, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Bobby Previte for three of its dozen tracks. The moody, modal opener, “Ten Nights,” builds off the classic Coltrane Quartet’s “My Favorite Things,” sustaining the sweet, sparse sadness from there. Beautiful stuff—with Iggy’s deep crooning as the occasional icing. —Peter Aaron


Before Norah Jones rode her pop-jazz blend to the top of the charts, there was Rebecca Martin, who, with Jones’s songwriting partner, Jesse Harris, created the musical template fusing singer-songwriter folk with hard-core jazz. If commercial success has evaded Martin, critical acclaim has not, as she has consistently garnered high marks for her club gigs and half-dozen recordings. On her newest, a duo effort with keyboardist/vocalist Guillermo Klein featuring jazz stalwarts Larry Grenadier (aka Mr. Rebecca Martin) on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums, Martin—who in her spare time works as a citizen activist in her adopted hometown of Kingston—brings this blend to a whole other place, with most of the compositions prewritten as instrumental numbers to which she has added poetic lyrics. The result sounds wholly organic, a fully formed blend of sinuous melodies and her soft, alluring vocals with musicians who aren’t mere accompanists but equal partners in this stellar effort. —Seth Rogovoy

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SHORT TAKES Welcome in autumn with this month’s selection of books, which offer you the chance to learn about a World War II hero, a life-changing summer camp, and the racial struggle in America. —Leah Habib


Baseball fans and feminists will enjoy Laurie Boris’s latest novel. Protagonist Margie is a pioneer—one of the first female umpires in the minors, which brings an array of challenges. The rude comments are one thing, but when Margie suspects a player of cheating, she must decide whether to risk her career by calling him out or keeping quiet.


Sleeping Beauties

W & B PUBLISHERS, 2017, $17.99

This modern-day love story by New Paltz writer LaValle follows the lives of unsavory characters. Cosmo “Five Hands” Cinquemami is an oil and gas crew chief married to Irene Cinquemami, who hides her chlamydia and distaste for her marriage from her husband. Cosmo’s girlfriend, Dara Lynn Cooper, is a teenage farm girl who is the object of her brother Clyde’s affection. Despite all the obstacles these and other characters pose, Cosmo tries to find happiness and confront his hidden desires.


Following the life of Dixie Keifer, World War II hero and recipient of a medal of valor, this book explains why Keifer was proclaimed to be “the Indestructible Man.” As skipper of the USS Ticonderoga, he survived a typhoon and an attack by Japanese kamikaze planes. Even with 60 serious wounds, Keifer continued to fight. Combining historical records with prose, this book profiles Keifer’s full life and its surprising end at a local landmark.


This historical read tells the story of Camp Woodland, which existed from 1939 to 1962. Located 125 miles northwest of New York City in Woodland Valley, Camp Woodland was a racially and ethnically diverse summer camp. The Improbable Community tells the story of the people whose dreams created Camp Woodland and whose talents enabled it to succeed. It tells the story of the Catskill neighbors, whom Woodlanders came to know, and of the music, history, homespun skills, and folklore that they shared with their newfound friends.


Lenox, Massachusetts-based author Brendan Mathews’s debut novel follows the lives of Francis Dempsey and his brother Michael as they journey from Ireland to prewar-era New York City, where their other brother Martin lives. Set over the course of one week in June 1939, when the trio meets all sorts of characters at the New York World’s Fair: jazz musicians, a Jewish street photographer, a mobster, and a lovesick artist.


The latest book from Lakeville, Connecticut-based Dattel examines the racial dilemma in the US. Beginning with the racial attitudes in the North at the turn of the century, the subsequent chapters examine blacks in the South, the Great Migration of blacks to the Northern cities, and the Civil Rights Movement, as well as experiences pertaining to identity, assimilation, and separation. The final section of the book highlights the racial struggles the black community faces in present-day America and offers insight into solutions and ways to move forward.


Stephen King and Owen King Scribner, $32.50, 2017


hat would happen if all the women on Earth fell into an unwakeable sleep? In Sleeping Beauties—the new novel co-written by Stephen King and his son Owen King (who lives in Rhinebeck)—women fall into a deep sleep and the men left behind have to deal with a nightmare of their own creation. Dooling is a small Appalachian town where drugs are abundant and the main employer is the local penitentiary. When a “sleeping sickness,” which only affects women, becomes a full-blown pandemic called Aurora, women of all ages fall asleep and are shrouded in webs spun from their bodies. They are calm and docile until their cocoons are disturbed—after which they become rabidly violent, hurting anyone in their path. In typical King (senior) fashion, the novel opens slowly. The Kings take the reader on a meandering tour through the streets of Dooling, peakng into homes and workplaces and family dynamics, weaving a world they are about to unravel. There is a three-page list of characters (including a “common fox”) but the novel mainly revolves around Clint Norcross, the prison’s psychiatrist; Lila Norcross, the chief of police; Frank Geary, the town’s animal control officer; and Evie Black, an ethereal stranger. After murdering two meth cooks, Evie is arrested and brought to Dooling Correctional Facility for Women. Soon, the prison’s staff begins to notice the new, supernaturally beautiful prisoner is a bit strange: she’s seemingly omniscient; can converse and control animals; heals far too quickly; and, most importantly, she can fall asleep and wake up. It is the simple act of waking that makes Evie the lightning rod for the town’s anger, fear, and confusion. The novel’s climax features a heart-pounding, gory standoff at the prison. Frank and his militia believe Evie (or perhaps a dead Evie) holds the secret for bringing the other women back, and Clint believes she is a test they have to pass. The test? Not to do what men always tend to do: resort to violence. Meanwhile, the women—who are inhabiting their own plane of existence; a place of their own creation—have a decision to make. They can stay in what they’ve dubbed “Our Place” or they can return to try to reinvent the world in their image. It is an impossible decision that seems to be glossed over a bit too quickly as the novel speeds to its close. The ending feels cinematic as we once again pan over Dooling. In the weeks and months following the end of Aurora, there are various reactions to the new world. Some women have deep regrets they drown in alcohol; other women try to find a new purpose in the community. Men try to overcome their worst instincts and what seems to be hard-wired in their DNA: their propensity to hurt women. More importantly, we see women attempt to forgive men while also demanding more of them. Above all else, Sleeping Beauties is a seamless collaboration that is both fun and thought-provoking. Alongside the thrilling pace of a typical King novel, we see glimpses of larger questions about modern women, gendered violence, and toxic masculinity. There’s a moment in the novel where Lila ponders a potential lifechanging, marriage-ending secret she believes her husband, Clint, is keeping. She thinks, “If you loved a person, didn’t you have to allow them their quiet places? The rooms they didn’t want to visit?” In the end, the women in Sleeping Beauties show grace in allowing locked rooms while also trusting—despite all evidence to the contrary—that men will not pry theirs open in return. —Carolyn Quimby

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The Prague Sonata Bradford Morrow

Atlantic Monthly Press, $27, 2017


f Dan Brown could create heroes out of academic cryptographers and symbologists, why shouldn’t Bard professor Bradford Morrow do the same for an unlikely band of musicologists in his latest, The Prague Sonata? Crisscrossing the globe and a hundred years of history, Morrow borrows some of the best devices of Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, but thankfully leaves the bloody hyperbole behind. The result is a kinder thriller that delivers historical and artistic scholarship in a potboiler format that resists the car chases while still delivering an academic whodunit—or, in this case, “Where is it?” As a young woman living in Prague at the start of the second world war, Otylie watches her Jewish husband disappear into the Czech resistance and reluctantly follows his wish for her to escape the inevitable tyranny of the Third Reich. But before fleeing to America by way of London, she decides to split up her most prized possession, an unattributed 18th-century manuscript of a three-part sonata her father had left her. Otylie’s hope is that by splitting up the three movements, there would be more of a chance for its survival and ultimate reunification. She gives one movement to a close friend, another to her certainly doomed husband, and keeps the other for herself. The sonata as a whole has only been performed once, before the Nazis marched in, and the chance for it to ever be made whole again seems as unlikely as Prague’s to ever be back in the hands of its own citizens. A half a century later, and a half way around the world, another young woman, Meta, a New York City-based pianist and aspiring musicologist, crosses paths with Otylie’s now elderly friend Irene, who entrusts Meta with the sonata’s second movement just as Otylie had entrusted it to her at the start of World War II. When Irene dies shortly after, Meta realizes the potential scholarly value of the work and heads to Prague to find the other two movements with the goal of reuniting the memory of the young Czech couple who once held the missing parts. In Prague, Meta stumbles onto a hot trail leading to the lost manuscripts, while at the same time she discovers a romantic interest that reinvents her personal life just as the sonata reinvigorated her career. But just as everything seems to be falling perfectly in place, another, more sinister musicologist moves in, an ex-Soviet apparatchik whose interest in the sonata has more to do with money than memory. The novel is neatly divided into three parts to correspond with the search for the three movements. It is also nearly divided in half in the amount of attention paid to the present-day story of Meta’s ups and downs navigating modern Prague and Otylie’s tragic history leaving her homeland. The strongest chapters follow Otylie as she struggles to move on from the heroic fate of her husband and find strength in communities of fellow Czech refugees in surprising places like Texas and Nebraska. In the end, one woman heads back to the old country to solve a riddle from the past while another comes to America in search of a second chance at an unknown future. The power of art transcends wars and generations to bind them together, and for fans of historical romances, Morrow’s intricate novel will likewise hit all the right notes. —James Conrad

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i have this bird she sings this song do you know the words? —p

One with Nature I am like a bird. I use my wings to soar as high as I can To reach for the stars. I am like a bird. I tweet my own story within my own song For others to hear. I am like a bird. I fight through obstacles no matter how hard. My feathers are like my brown skin that makes me unique And their beauty is what makes me stand out. Every day people hear my chirps, But I’m not the only bird that talks. I may have a small voice, But I can still make a big impact. I am like a stratocumulus cloud, My own unique form. Each day, I shape into something new. I am free to float wherever I want, Where the wind guides me, Much like I am free to follow my own dreams To wherever the future takes me. I am like a leaf Because there are many other like me, But not exactly identical. I am guided by my dreams, Like leaves are guided by the wind. The breeze blows me in one direction, But sometimes I get blown the other way. Sooner or later I will fall to the ground And that is where fate will choose me. But one day a new leaf will be born and will replace me, Ready to start over, And so leaves never stop growing, Like I never stop achieving. —Jahnvi M. (11 years)



Eventually you will go on a journey from which no one returns except in memory

Let’s find a point in the middle And race there on bicycles From opposite ends To never care more about arriving first.

You will leave projects unfinished books unread, music unheard you will want to kiss your children one more time and your grandchildren and friends and lovers Because there was a beginning there will be an ending For some it will come too early for others painfully late wait, wait as long as you can Remember wet leaves, gold and red on the windshield of your car in the fall air Tell the leaves that you love them clinging like happy children enjoying the rain Go when it is time as children too must leave— seeking other comforts, other joys There will be moments when all who knew you will remember how you loved them There will be such moments Enjoy thinking about them Then let them go —Sydna Altschuler Byrne

FOREIGN CANDY The candy tasted like burnt tar. His little sister ate it in the passenger seat of his car as they drove through town. He named all the stores as he drove by them. That’s what soldiers do, he said. It’s how you know you remember them. He stopped for squabbling pigeons on the road. As feral as rats they may have been but they were his birds. He wasn’t about to skittle them. It was battle-zone candy, he told her. She screwed up her face but she finished it. Besides he added, I had to bring back something. The taste stayed with her for days. She got off easy as it turns out. —John Grey 74 POETRY CHRONOGRAM 10/17

A VISITOR It came one morning Gently but persistently Perched in my mind, Cooed all day long. I nurtured it, claimed it for my own, Although all the time I knew the world beyond the window Owned it totally. Still, when hope alights, Even for a brief visit, It deserves nothing less. —Ted Taylor

—Corey A. Greenberg

EAST OF THE SUN February, the light tells me what to do. His scent draws me down. The den is quiet, outside hushed by earthen walls. I climb into his lap of fur. Asleep, his heart is a slow drum. He arranges me with his paws, wears me as he dreams. My body is changed now, Slippery. I have a tail, and beech leaves in my hair— more myself than ever. In profile, he has a roman nose, And eyes that possess instantly, all my secrets. —Judith Berger

UNTITLED #1 (FOR HER) everything is everything is nothing without the way you smile when words don’t come outright and forthright and proper but I’d take a million jumbled letters just to have an extra thousand seconds to stand and stare and watch you there forming sentences about nothing being everything when I’m with you —Ron Gonzales



Who takes loss well has not given his heart. There is no such thing as tomorrow. Only the fish who leaps knows the water. When words go missing, the concept no longer exists. Merit runs on praise. Gratitude is transcendent.

Masses of people Knock down doors Waving their flags Red as gore.

—Clifford Henderson

—Roger Whitson




“It grows fast if you feed it” as the advertisement says it grows even faster if you just let it grow your neighbors will notice it your wife will encourage you to mow it but you will postpone it it came to a point that you feel for the grass “let it grow. let it grow” you’ll sing an official from the village with an official vehicle leaves a ticket on your front door knob the summons is one hundred twenty five dollars you pay the summons and let the grass keep growing a week later you look for your dog and you find the grass is taller then him you let it grow neighbors leave anonymous notes on your front gate that are not suited for this poem and you find another ticket on your front knob this time the fine is five hundred dollars your wife moved to her mother’s house this poem is going nowhere you’re saying to your self and you bring the wife back home you try to figure out another ending to the poem you conclude that writing about grass growing is fruitless you pay the fine of five hundred dollars the grass is still growing and the poem is still not done

He lived on the third floor of a brick-and-mortar walk-up with windows facing east absorbing summer sun. It was like a sauna where he sweat out prior lives undigested.

What if we didn’t surround ourselves with friends who are childless mostly by choice Is it correlation or causation, the chicken or the egg

She felt for his discomfort and purchased dark blue curtains. “This will keep it cool in here,” she said, the proud philanthropist.

What if we regretted our lack of progeny What if we didn’t

—Z Willy Neumann

RAYNA Sweet friend of mine, shining so bright, moving steadily along, no momentary lapses of stage fright— reaching out where I’d withdraw, so sure of your rightstumbling, I fall, regaining my balanceyou’re already out of site. —Tara Basha Nachimson

He bit his lip, wiped his brow and confessed the point she’d missed: “We all need a dose of sunshine.” She shook her head and parted the new blinds. —Mike Vahsen

HONEYBEE i never lit that candle because i was scared of the wick melting the wax. 100% pure before dousing me in lighter fluid a lighter way of saying you felt a spark sparking the everlasting flame the kind that burns the entire place to the ground when left unattended. —Jessica Lisella

THE BONE IS CUT TOO CAREFULLY The bone is cut too carefully. Taking a bite would be ridiculous But sometimes my manners Leave something to be desired At least according to some who call Themselves creatures of the human race And disappear into the light like stars Refusing to shine in the day Or open an umbrella in the rain But one never knows What is beyond the hazy horizon Because even the sun Sometimes has to sleep. —Susan Hoover & Bruce Weber

ROMEO There’s a dog on my block named Romeo; he doesn’t know his own beauty. Each day he trots the streets of our hamlet, brings joy just by being. He knows breeze and dirt and sun, bird, cat, and home. He has no other way but glee, jumping hello because all the world is fine and all of us are kings. —Amanda Tiffany

What if children were still a woman’s only choice What if the freedom of our lives didn’t feel so hard fought

What if my mom never asked in that voice tinged with sadness and a pleading breath What if we never had the urge to defend ourselves as if we weren’t a family already What if life looked like less of an adventure What if we didn’t both feel like kids still ourselves What if the sound of a toddler crying at the coffee shop didn’t fill me with impatience What if it did make me want a screaming miniature cut from my own DNA What if my job felt less fulfilling What if his didn’t eat up all his time What if I didn’t have four year fresh daddy issues coloring my memories of childhood What if the mountains didn’t beckon randomly, dirty feet and foggy pines What if there was a hole we felt compelled to fill to save us from each other and ourselves What if science didn’t override instinct for seventeen years, synthetic hormones, and a tiny pink and green calendar What if we were content to stay in one place What if we met when we were older or younger or more desperate Would I want to if? I wonder less than I used to But still ...when I wake at 2am —Jacqueline Hesse

SAM When I was a kid my sister read me a book. It started with— I am Sam. Sam I am. It did not say I am Sam Contractor, microbiologist, CEO, Socialist, Democrat, Independent, Muslim, Christian, Atheist, Libra, alcoholic, bisexual, Father of three. And for me That was enough. —Maureen Beck 10/17 CHRONOGRAM POETRY 75

Food & Drink



he farm-to-table movement has thrived in the Hudson Valley for years—long enough that we hungry residents have probably been a bit spoiled by the availability of grass-fed beef, farm-fresh vegetables, foraged wild edibles, and other artfully plated in-season ingredients. So, of course it was just a matter of time before brewers got in the game. The farmto-table movement now has a drinking buddy. Call it farm-to-pint. As the number of craft breweries in the valley and Catskills has steadily increased, many have opened shop in revitalized industrial spaces, such as Kingston’s Keegan Ales, Albany’s C. H. Evans Brewing, Newburgh Brewing, Blue Collar Brewing in Poughkeepsie, and Hudson Valley Brewery in Beacon— all renowned brewers with devoted followings. Although reincarnating former factories and firehouses has done wonders for both the industry and its respective communities, a slew of craft breweries have set roots on local working farms. By associating with farms, breweries are no longer simply brewing—they’re growing and harvesting their own ingredients, feeding leftover mash to resident livestock, and inviting guests to a pastoral environment in which to enjoy a glass or flight. Arrowood Farm Brewery, for instance, is a brewpub located on a 10-acre farm in Accord with a commitment to sustainable practices. Cofounder and managing partner Blake Arrowood’s farming experience began while he was overseas in the Marshall Islands; he worked on the region’s first community garden. Years later, Arrowood’s travels brought him to sleepy Accord, where he met Jacob Meglio, who became cofounder and managing partner. “Jacob started off as our head brewer after he had been home brewing for almost a


decade,” Arrowood explains. (Current head brewer Justin Markham worked previously as a distiller at Tuthilltown Spirits in Gardiner.) “After meeting our landowner and now partner, we came up with the idea to create a farm brewery, incentivized by the New York State Farm Brewery legislation.” The Farm Brewing Law, passed in 2013, was designed to increase demand for locally grown products and aid the development of businesses in the brewing ecosystem. An array of tax incentives and grants have been made available to participants of the legislation, which follows the format of the 1976 Farm Winery Act, which stimulated the growth of wine production through more than 250 farm wineries. “Farming is difficult with anything you’re growing,” Arrowood says. “We knew pretty early on that we needed added value if we were going to make it.” This led to the creation of the farm brewery. Approaching Arrowood, visitors can’t ignore the rows of sky-reaching poles with lines for hops bines to climb. Six varieties of certified-organic hops are grown on more than an acre; Arrowood anticipates an approximate yield this year of around 1,000 pounds when fully mature. The hops are fertilized by organic-raised chickens, and kept free from pests and disease by grazing, pastured sheep. Heritage-breed pigs are fed spent grain from the brewing process, later to become pork sold in their market; while bees raised on the property produce honey used in beers such as the Bees honey porter—a smooth, dark brew with a hint of smoky sweetness. “Our Mohonk IPA has been a real hit all around,” Arrowood explains. “The Villager, our Kolsch, is an extremely popular beer. Our Black Sheep Brown

Opposite: The brewhouse at Arrowood Farm Brewery in Accord. Above: The tap room at Sloop Brewing Co. in Elizaville.

Ale has been on since day one.” This season, look for their first-ever bottle release—a smooth copper ale named Four Green Fields, in addition to an Oktoberfest and a vanilla coffee stout made with Madagascar-harvested vanilla beans and locally roasted coffee. Arrowood Farms’ exterior offers welcoming country views, bistro tables on a stone patio, and a new wooden pavilion for events (their first wedding was held this past summer). At night, you’re treated to a country sky dappled with constellations unspoiled by light pollution. Inside, however, the breweryfeel returns, with a laid-back atmosphere, visible brewing equipment, and communal seating or intimate round steel tables. The relationship between farmer and brewer is not new, but the benefit of combining the two industries has seen steady support on both sides. Although not a farm brewery, Glenmere Brewing Co. in Warwick relies heavily on partnering with local farmers to incorporate regional ingredients into their offerings. “The relationship works really well: Brewers are always looking for interesting things to use in brews that a lot of local farms already grow,” says Michael Sandor, president and head brewer. “There has been a big uptake in farms shifting to grow grains and hops to meet the demand of growing breweries, and New York State has pushed incentives to help develop these two industries.You now have farms growing and malting their own barley.” In addition to supporting communities, farm brewers are finding new flavors that you wouldn’t get from hops harvested from other popular growing regions, such as the Pacific Northwest. “Ingredients grown in different regions will have subtle difference in flavor profiles,” Sandor explains. “This is the fun part.

When we wanted to use 100-percent Pennings Farm hops in a beer, the first thing we did was open it up and take a smell, and then built a beer around the hops flavors.” On the east side of the Hudson, you’ll find other breweries hidden in plain sight, including Plan Bee Farm Brewery in Poughkeepsie, From the Ground Brewery in Red Hook, and Sloop Brewing Co. in Elizaville. Plan Bee prides itself on crafting beers strictly from local resources on their 25-acre farm or within New York State. Their farm-grown ingredients include hops, grains, wild cultivated yeasts, locally grown oak tanks, fruits, herbs, flowers, and others. Water used during the process comes from the farm’s well. All of this makes each small-batch brew’s availability limited to season and vintage, based on the local agriculture. Similarly, From the Ground Brewery, located on Migliorelli Farm’s 100-acre orchard, uses barley grown onsite and ages select brews with fruits grown at the orchard, including apples, pears, peaches, plums, and cherries. Sloop Brewing Co.’s tasting room is in an early 19th-century barn on Vosburgh Orchard in Elizaville. Although the brewery is set upon undulating acres of fields and fruit trees, Sloop offers more of a punk-meets-pastoral approach with its bootstrap history and bold selection of IPAs and sours. College buddies-turned-business partners Adam Watson and Justin Taylor founded Sloop as a licensed, garage-based nanobrewery in 2011, but it grew quickly over the years and needed more space. “We were looking for a place to move the brewery and fell in love with the orchard and its barn,” says Watson, cofounder and head of sales. “We grow some of our own hops, and the farmer 10/17 CHRONOGRAM FOOD & DRINK 77

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down the road takes all our spent grain for his livestock.” Sloop is known for their no-frills beer; don’t ask if they “do pumpkin” because the answer’s in their short, satirical video promoting their fall brew release: the NO Pumpkin IPA. According to Watson, “We just never got into the entire pumpkin beer thing. The anti-pumpkin sentiment has been growing for a while in the industry, so we just made a joke about it and people seem to think it’s funny.” What draws visitors from near and far to the intimate brewery is topseller Juice Bomb, a Northeastern unfiltered IPA with citrusy hops, a slight bitterness, and tropical aroma. Confliction, a dry-hopped sour ale, won gold medal in the American-style Sour Ale category in the 2016 World Beer Cup competition. Its name comes from the conflicting taste of citrus hops, a tart base, and a grapefruit-flavored finish. While self-proclaimed beer snobs might argue that it’s not about the building, it’s about the beer—and brick and steel continue to be the industrial-chic norm for brewpubs—the mutual benefit that regional farms and homegrown breweries share from the booming craft beer business has helped both industries continue to thrive. The Orchard Farm breweries aren’t the only craft beverage makers taking advantage of the region’s fertile growing seasons. Hard-cider fermenting has taken on a new life in the Hudson Valley, as fermenters associate directly with decades- or centuries-old orchards to perfect their ideal infusion. Whereas the cider industry was most commonly known to be stomachache-sweet and mass-produced, here in the valley fermenters are, for the most part, taking to making smaller batches of pure, chemical- and additive-free drinks made with local ingredients. Many are dry, hoppy, barrel-aged—anything but syrupy. And of course, the cideries located on working orchards are proud to feature heritage apples and other farm produce, from raspberries to honey. Bad Seed Cider, for instance, is located on Wilklow Orchards in Highland. “We’re a small craft cidery producing modern American ciders with a base of old-world cider making,” says Devin Britton, co-owner and cidermaker. He and close friend Albert Wilklow, a sixth-generation apple farmer, began fermenting small batches of cider for friends and family merely as a hobby in a basement apartment seven years ago. But, as word got out, demand grew quickly and they needed a place to set up shop. “We are separate businesses working closely together,” Britton says of Bad Seed and its 60acre homebase, Wilklow. Bad Seed uses apples right from the orchard and produces ciders that are known to be Champagne-dry. The Original Dry, for instance, is similar to a brute apple Champagne. The Raspberry Cider is tart-yet-dry, while the IPC (India Pale Cider) is made with cascade hops. While many cideries in this region are fermenting award-winning beverages, there’s one thing visitors can’t deny about farm and orchard brewers: There’s beauty in enjoying the bucolic views of the region you’re sipping.

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Additional Orchard-based Cideries: Aaron Burr Cidery in Wurtsboro, on a small farm dating back to the 19th century, is committed to making cider from wild heritage cider apple trees, recreating pre-Prohibition cider. Orchard Hill Cider Mill crafts small-batch, artisanal hard cider, and is located at Soons Orchard in New Hampton.


Naked Flock hard apple ciders are fermented from fresh apples at Applewood Winery and Orchard in Warwick—the oldest working farm in Orange County. Stone Bridge Cider, produced at Stone Bridge Farm’s 175 acres in Hudson, focuses on dry, barrel-aged ciders. Kettleborough Cider House, at Dressel Farms’ 450-acre apple farm in New Paltz, creates very small-batch cider.

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Bakeries Alternative Baker 407 Main Street, Rosendale, NY (845) 658-3355 100% All butter, hand-made, small-batch baked goods with many allergy-friendly options. Open at 7am until 7:30pm Friday and Saturday. Until 5pm Thursday, Sunday, and Monday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. All-vegan vegetable soups in season, an array of JB Peel coffees and Harney teas, artisanal drinks, plus our award-winning Belgian hot chocolate, also served iced! Unique wedding cakes for a lifetime’s treasure. All “Worth a detour”—(NY Times). Truly “Where Taste is Everything!”

Butchers Jack’s Meats & Deli 79 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-2244


Elephant 310 Wall Street, Kingston, NY (845) 339-9310

Gomen - Kudasai Noodle Escape 232 Main Street, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-8811 Gomen-Kudasai-Noodle-Escape

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Osaka Restaurant 22 Garden Street, Rhinebeck, NY, (845) 876-7338 or 74 Broadway, Tivoli, NY (845) 757-5055 Foodies, consider yourselves warned and informed! Osaka Restaurant is Rhinebeck’s direct link to Japan’s finest cuisines! Enjoy the freshest sushi and delicious traditional Japanese small plates cooked with love by this family owned and operated treasure for over 21 years! For more information and menus, go to

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Bistro-to-Go 948 Route 28, Kingston, NY (845) 340-9800 Gourmet take-out store serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. Featuring local and imported organic foods, delicious homemade desserts, sophisticated four-star food by Chefs Richard Erickson, Jonathan Sheridan, and Dan Sherman. Off-premise full-service catering and event planning for parties of all sizes.

J&J’s Gourmet Café and Catering 1 East Market Street, Red Hook, NY (845) 758-9030

Catering Mary’s Cookin Again (607) 326-4191

Restaurants Chops Grille 39 John Street, Kingston, NY (845) 339-1111

Colony Woodstock 22 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-7625

10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-4205

Red Hook Curry House 28 E Market Street, Red Hook, NY (845) 758-2666

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Seoul Kitchen 469 Main Street, Beacon, NY (845) 765-8596

Stonehedge Restaurant 1694 Route 9W, West Park, NY (845) 384-6555

Yobo Restaurant Route 300, Newburgh, NY (845) 564-3848

Yum Yum Noodle Bar Woodstock, NY (845) 679-7992 Kingston, NY (845) 338-1400

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business directory Accommodations Blue Barn BnB 62 Old Route 82, Millbrook, NY (845) 750-2669 Mohonk Mountain House 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY (800) 772-6646

Antiques Outdated 314 Wall Street, Kingston, NY (845) 331-0030

Architects Bialecki Architects

Art Galleries & Centers ArtEast Open Studio Dorsky Museum SUNY New Paltz 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY (845) 257-3844

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Auto Sales Begnal Motors 552 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY (888) 439-9985

Beverages Binnewater/Leisure Time Spring Water (845) 331-0504

Books Monkfish Publishing 22 East Market Street, Suite 304, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-4861

Broadcasting WDST 100.1 Radio Woodstock Woodstock, NY

Building Services & Supplies Berkshire Products, Inc. 884 Ashley Falls Road, Sheffield, NY First Fuel & Propane (518) 828-8700 Glenn’s Wood Sheds (845) 255-4704

Eckert Fine Art 1394 Route 83 Unit 3, Pine Plains, NY (518) 771-3300

Herrington’s Hillsdale, NY: (518) 325-3131 Hudson, NY: (518) 828-9431

Magazzino of Italian Art 2700 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY

Herzogs True Value Home Center Kingston Plaza, Kingston, NY

Mark Gruber Gallery New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-1241 Sage College of Albany Opalka Gallery 140 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY Woodstock Art Exchange 1398 Route 28, West Hurley, NY Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2079

Art Supplies Catskill Art & Office Supply Kingston, NY: (845) 331-7780, Poughkeepsie, NY: (845) 452-1250, Woodstock, NY: (845) 679-2251 PMC Supplies 101 Katrine Lane, Lake Katrine, NY

Artisan CounterEV 473 Main Street, Catskill, NY (212) 647-7505

Artists Studios Regal Bag Studios 302 North Water Street, Newburgh, NY (845) 444-8509

John A Alvarez and Sons 3572 Route 9, Hudson, NY (518) 851-9917 L Browe Asphalt Services (518) 479-1400 N & S Supply Quatrefoil WCW Kitchens 3 Cherry Hill Road, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-2022 Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2002 Williams Lumber & Home Center 6760 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-WOOD

Carpets & Rugs Anatolia-Tribal Rugs & Weavings 54G Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-5311 Open Thur.-Mon. Please call for hours. Established in Woodstock 1981. Offering old, antique and contemporary handwoven carpets and kilims, from Turkey, Afghanistan, Iran, Central Asia, in a wide range of styles, colors, prices. Hundreds to choose from, in a regularly changing inventory. We are happy to share our knowledge about rugs, and try and simplify the sometimes overcomplicated world of handwoven rugs.

Attorneys Jacobowitz & Gubits (845) 778-2121

Cinemas Rosendale Theater Collective Rosendale, NY


Upstate Films 6415 Montgomery St. Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-2515 132 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-6608

Clothing & Accessories Hamilton & Adams 32 John Street, Kingston, NY Next Boutique 17 W Strand Street, Kingston, NY (845) 331-4537 OAK 42 34 John Street, Kingston, NY (845) 339-0042 Willow Wood 38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-4141

Computer Services Computing Solutions (845) 687-9458 Are computers impossible? At your wit’s end? Alan Silverman – Computer Concierge, I’m here when you need me. Helping people on three continents stay sane with computers since 1986. Home users and small businesses. I help buy the best built PCs, then set them up for you. Tech Smiths 45 North Front Street, Kingston, NY (845) 443-4866

Custom Home Design and Materials Atlantic Custom Homes 2785 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY

Education Bard College at Simon’s Rock 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA (413) 644-4400 Bard MAT Bard College (845) 758-7151 Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY (845) 677-5343

Education College Essay Coaching Unlock Your Child’s Narrative & Help Them Stand Out from the Crowd! Professional writing coach and editor for help with college essays, college interviews, cover letters, and resumes. This summa cum laude Ivy League graduate and young professional will work closely with your high school student to develop unique and compelling personal narratives to help achieve his/her goals. Hotchkiss School 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT (860) 435-3663 Next Step College Counseling Hyde Park, NY (845) 242-8336

Open Doors Educational Advocates (845) 978-7970 Primrose Hill School - Elementary and Early Childhood Education inspired by the Waldorf Philosophy 23 Spring Brook Park, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-1226 Randolph School Wappingers Falls, NY (845) 297-5600 Rudolf Steiner School 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington, MA (413) 528-4015 South Kent School 40 Bulls Bridge Road, South Kent, CT (860) 927-3539 x201 SUNY Cobleskill Cobleskill, NY SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY (845) 257-3860

Events 8 Day Week Ahimsa Music and Yoga Festival 19 Resort Drive, Windham, NY Barbara L. Graff at the Historical Society of Woodstock 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, NY Conquer the Forest Trail Run Green Chimneys, Brewster, NY Burning of Kingston The Chocolate Expo at Museum Village 1010 Route 17M, Monroe, NY Chronoween BSP Kingston, 323 Wall Street, Kingston, NY Dutchess County Fairgrounds Ellen Lynch at North River Gallery 34A Main Street, Chatham, NY Film Columbia Chatham, NY (518) 392-3446 Red Hook & The Chocolate Festival Red Hook, NY The SS Columbia Project Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Roundout Landing, Kingston, NY Wonderful Bed Linen 81 Clove Valley Road, High Falls, NY Woodstock Invitational LLC Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY

Farm Markets & Natural Food Stores Adam’s Fairacre Farms 1240 Route 300, Newburgh, NY (845) 569-0303, 1560 Ulster Avenue, Lake Katrine, NY (845) 336-6300, 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 454-4330

Apple Bin Farm Market 810 Broadway, Ulster Park, NY (845) 339-7229 Hawthorne Valley Farm Store 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY (518) 672-7500 Sunflower Natural Food Market 75 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-5361

Farms Love Apple Farm 1421 State Route 9H, Ghent, NY (518) 828-5048 Love Apple Farm has been a part of the local farm scene for over 40 years offering an expansive farm market, Cafe with authentic Mexican lunch specials, onsite bakery with pies and donuts made from scratch. Petting zoo, Upick apples, event space, and more. Open 7 seven days. Poughkeepsie Farm Project 51 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 516-1100 Soukup Farms Dover Plains, NY (845) 264-3137 Sprout Creek Farm 34 Lauer Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Graphic Design & Illustration Luminary Media 314 Wall Street, Kingston, NY (845) 334-8600

Hair Salons Allure 47 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-7774 Le Shag. 292 Fair Street, Kingston, NY (845) 338-0191

Hair Salons Lush Eco-Salon & Spa 2 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 204-8319

Home Furnishings & Décor exit nineteen 309 Wall Street, Kingston, NY (845) 514-2485

Interior Design & Home Furnishings Cabinet Designers 747 State Route 28, Kingston, NY (845) 331-2200 Here at Cabinet Designers, we’re not your typical kitchen and bath company. We’re a design firm with great passion and attention to detail. Our kitchen and bath designs speak for themselves because we take pride in what we do. We don’t hesitate to think outside the box and create custom designs to fit your specific Kitchen & Bathroom needs. We work with high quality finishes and reliable materials from the most reputable vendors. We leverage the latest techniques and styles from around the world because we research our field constantly. We’re a kitchen and bath design firm like no other. We never settle for less, and neither should you.

Crafts People 262 Spillway Road, West Hurley, NY (845) 331-3859 Representing over 500 artisans, Crafts People boasts four buildings brimming with fine crafts; the largest selection in the Hudson Valley. All media represented, including: jewelry, blown glass, pottery, turned wood, kaleidoscopes, wind chimes, leather, clothing, stained glass, etc. Open Fri., Sat., Sun.,Mon. 10:30am - 6:00pm. Dreaming Goddess 44 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 473-2206 Geoffrey Good Fine Jewelry 238 Warren Street, Hudson, NY (212) 625-1656 Green Cottage 1204 Route 213, High Falls, NY (845) 687-4810 Hudson Valley Goldsmith 71A Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-5872 Hummingbird Jewelers 23 A. East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-4585 Represents 75 designer/jewelers from around the world. On-premise workshop focusing on restoration, repair, custom creations, & repurposing. JCK award winner, Top Ten Retail Designers in USA. Open since 1978. Mon., Wed.-Sat., 10:30am5:30pm and Sun., 12-5pm. The Rodney Shop 362 Main Street, Catskill, NY

Lawyers & Mediators Karen A. Friedman Esq. 30 East 33rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY (212) 213-2145 Handling a variety of traffic-related and criminally-related traffic matters, including traffic and trucking violations, misdemeanors and appeals.

Museums Motorcyclepedia Museum 250 Lake Street (Route 32), Newburgh, NY (845) 569-9065

Music The Falcon 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY (845) 236-7970

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nspooled from the subconscious and spun out of sleep, our dreams are fleeting yet vivid, magical or commonplace, enchanting or harrowing. However they appear, they always have messages for us, says Stephen Larsen, PhD, coauthor with Tom Verner of The Transformational Power of Dreaming: Discovering theWishes of the Soul (Inner Traditions, 2017). The book touches on the history of dreams from ancient times to today, and offers practical tools for working with our nighttime narratives to gain the insights they wish to teach us. The author of several books including Joseph Campbell: A Fire in the Mind, Larsen is professor emeritus of psychology at SUNY Ulster, and he draws from half a century of working with his own dreams and the dreams of his students and therapy clients; he and his wife Robin have led dream workshops for almost 25 years at the Center for Symbolic Studies in New Paltz. I caught up with Stephen Larsen in the real world recently, to talk about the dream world. Why should we pay attention to our dreams, instead of dismissing them as “just a dream”? Stephen Larsen: Our dreams might be fanciful, they might be wild, or they might be mundane; they vary from one reality model to the other. Sometimes it’s “Oh my God, I’ve got to get to work on time and there’s road construction.” It might be a daily familiar task. In that case we can say that the dream architect or playwright plucks the subject of the dream from our daily life for the dream reality. Other times our dreams don’t seem to have anything to do with our daily lives; they arise from an unknown source. A dream can take place on a different planet, or with a person that we never have met before. It could be someone from our earlier lives who has died, or the great-great grandfather that you never knew. In my training workshops, I scold people for using the phrase “it’s just a dream.” It’s only in this materialistic culture that such a question—why pay attention to our dreams?—would even make sense. Ancient people, Native Americans, even Classical period Greeks or Egyptians would never ask such a question. The Iroquois of New York State believed that if you ignored your dreams you ignored the wishes of your soul, and you could get very sick or be driven mad by nightmares. If someone has a bad dream or a nightmare, it might just be trying to get their attention. Think of it this way: Dreams are no less sentient than we ourselves are. That is to say, the dreams notice whether you’re paying attention or not. And if you are paying attention, the dreams do a kind of wonderful thing of upping the ante a little bit. You will begin to have more dreams, and they will be more useful to you. If you don’t pay attention to them, you won’t get very much, or every now and then you’ll get a nightmare, and a nightmare is like a wakeup call.


We live in an extroverted culture where we skate on the surface of things but don’t look deeply inside. Our dreams tell us to look inside. Joseph Campbell would say, a myth is a public dream, and a dream is a private myth. Our dreams are so elusive. How can we remember them better? You can do it by setting an intention. You can say to yourself, “I will have a dream tonight and it will be useful to me.” When I took on the contract for my book, I made a resolve to pay more attention to my dreams. Normally, I record about 50–100 dreams a year. I recorded 233 dreams in the year that I started this book. When you’re setting an intention to pay attention to your dreams, they flow like the spigot is wide open. I also encourage people to keep a dream journal. At SUNY Ulster, I taught a Psychology of Consciousness course for many years in which I asked my students to keep dream journals. So I have read many hundreds of dream journals over the years. I have also kept my own dream journal for the past 50 years. I started out as an analysand of a famous dream analyst, who taught me not to dismiss any dream as a simple dream or nonsense. If you take the time to pay attention to your dreams, you will find profound guidance in them. How can we work with our dreams and learn from them, becoming “a miner, a troglodyte” of our dreaming, as you describe in your book? A simple dream image is telling you something about yourself. Say you dream that you’re climbing a mountain. You’re a Shawangunk climber doing an extremely difficult climb, and there are no hand-holds.What in your life is like that? Maybe it’s the business you’re starting—you thought you had a handle on it, but it’s too hard. The dream may contain a metaphor that amplifies a situation in your daily life. In the book, we offer a set of guidelines for how to work with your dreams. We use four stages, as the Greek playwrights did: exposition, development, crisis, and lysis.The initial scene of the dream is the exposition:You’re climbing. Next is development: I could ask a guy above me to drop me a rope. Basically, the exposition sets the stage: What is the problem? The development carries us deeper into the dramatic action or solving of the problem. Then comes the crisis (almost every play or novel has one), and the lysis is the resolution. It’s a series of dramatic stages in which we can learn something about ourselves. I once worked with a young, extremely shy woman who was raised to be afraid of her own shadow. After a couple of years of therapy, she became very liberated and romantic, and began to break the parental taboos. There was a man she liked, but in a dream she saw him with a shadowy aura. I called her attention to the warning in the dream, but she persisted in her liaisons. The next week she saw a shocking article in the news: The romantic-seeming

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gentleman was a pedophile. Things aren’t always what they seem. Similarly, you might have a dream telling you to abandon that trust fund run by Bernie Madoff. Dreams aren’t always a warning, but they can be. The dream could also be saying, “Why are you always trying to make a buck?” It can have two messages at the same time. If you don’t have a psychiatrist or psychotherapist to help you with your dreams, tell them to a friend at the breakfast table. Hopefully, you’ll both go a little bit deeper into what your dreams are trying to tell you. And you’ll get to know the person better than you ever would if you just talked about TV shows. Both you and your coauthor, Tom Verner, have helped children with nightmares and night terrors. What can parents can do to help? People of all ages have nightmares. They’re familiar as “bad dreams,” and they often have a content that you can remember. A night terror is more common in children—the child will wake up screaming or whimpering and not know why. They might not be able to be wakened, and the dream has no content that they can remember.The best thing to do for a night terror is to soothe the child and have them go back to sleep. For either a nightmare or a night terror, I don’t recommend saying, “It’s not real.” It’s better to say, “Tell me about it,” which they can do if there’s a nightmare and there’s some content. My colleague Tom is an imaginative magician as well as a psychologist; he has something he calls “the cookie monster” technique. He works with kids talking about their bad dreams, and at the end of the workshop they spend time making cookies in the shapes of the monsters, or whatever it is that inhabits their nightmares. Tom has found that it totally ends bad dreams because the monster doesn’t eat you; you eat the monster.You take the power. We don’t have to be antagonized or terrorized by a bad dream. For example, when I was a child, my cousin and I had the same dream. There was a terrible witch who would chase us across a snowy landscape and we couldn’t get away. We would wake up screaming. We called her “the Ski” because she always appeared on skis with a swooshing sound. One morning, my mother was listening to my cousin and me talking about the Ski and said, “Why don’t you ask her why she doesn’t just drink Sanka (the decaf coffee of that time)? Why is she up all night terrorizing little boys?” So in a dream the next night, the Ski was chasing me, and instead of running away I stood my ground and let her grab me. I looked into her face and stammered, “Why don’t you drink Sanka?” She shrieked and dropped me. My cousin tried this too in his dream. After that, the dreams stopped. This could be called a lucid dreaming technique, where you consciously enter your dreams and take charge of them. You have a chapter in your book about dream incubation. Can you explain what it is? Ancient shamans had a dream incubation tradition:They used to go into caves, lie down, and wait for a dream.They thought of it as a way to open themselves to supernatural sources and counsel. If you set the stage for a dream like that, it could be a big one. The Asclepian cult created these wonderful sanctuaries where you’d lie down and wait for a dream. In this way, people learned to expect messages from their dreams. Carl Jung and others talked about dream incubation as an age-old tradition for seeding the unconscious mind to help solve problems and gain insights. We can still use our dreams in this way. Dream incubants used to recline in the same way that people in psychoanalysis lie down on couches and free associate. On the analyst’s couch, their guard is down; it’s a dream-like exercise, and it offers up a lot of useful material for therapy. What’s great is that unlike therapy, dreams are free. We live in a culture that puts down the internal sides of ourselves. We’re not encouraged to listen to our inner lives. What Tom and I are doing in the book is opening and encouraging people to listen to their dreams. They’re free and they come to you. So why not?

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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.

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Spirit Family Reunion plays this year's O+ Festival over Columbus Day weekend.

The Healing Arts With all the tragic turns in the world of late, it’s heartening to consider that 0+, Kingston’s festival of music and art with free and discounted health care services for the participating artists, will mark its seventh year this month and has even expanded to other cities. And, in light of certain elected officials still being bent on eradicating affordable public health care, one could say that the mission of 0+ is even more vital than when it debuted in 2010. In addition to its staple pop-up clinics and other wellbeing-themed components, this year’s festival, which will be held October 6, 7, and 8 at various sites in the historic Ulster County city, features more dazzling displays of public art and a killer lineup of over 50 musical acts. Topping the bill are Amanda Palmer, Deerhoof, Steve Gunn, White Hills, and Spirit Family Reunion. Over the last eight years, the latter outfit’s ragged-but-right acoustic roots folk has taken them from the street corners and subways of Brooklyn to the stage of the Newport Folk Festival and the studios of NPR. Ahead of 0+ 2017, Spirit Family Reunion lead man Nick Panken answered the questions below via e-mail.—Peter Aaron In a digital age, what is it that makes younger musicians like the ones in your band want to play “old-timey” folk music? Maybe it’s similar to what makes people want to hit a baseball with a bat, instead of just playing video games. There’s something about it that connects. That feeling doesn’t go away and it can’t be replicated.   Spirit Family Reunion came together in Brooklyn in 2009. Is (or was) there anything comparable to O+ happening down there for bands or artists, in terms of events that bring music and the arts together with health care/wellness and general community building? The music scene in New York has a reputation for being about “every band for themselves.” Could something like 0+ have originated in Brooklyn, as opposed to Kingston? O+ is the only thing of its kind that we’ve come across, as far as [a festival] fusing healthcare and art. So in that way, it’s a pioneer for filling a particular need. But there are many scenes in Brooklyn and beyond that add value to the greater communities in various

ways. Bigger cities may tend to be more cutthroat in some ways, so just establishing a supportive and welcoming music scene is kind of a radical thing in itself. O+ is taking that a step beyond, which hopefully has ripple effects. What was it about the O+ mission/concept itself that attracted you to joining the bill? Our society is quick to turn music and art, along with everything else, into currency. The thing about currency is that it can be devalued, but we can’t have life without music and art—not to mention access to healthcare. So we have these invaluable things that are consistently being devalued. O+ is doing important work by figuring out ways to put more value back into music and art.   You guys are working on a new studio record. How’s that going, and how does the music compare to that of 2012’s No Separation and 2015’s Hands Together? Do you have a release date? We’re more or less done with recording this new album. Now we’re figuring out how we want to share it with the world, and, in all likelihood, it will come out early next year. This new record is really the first one that was born in the studio, where we could take a lot more space to evolve and refine. The content is familiar, but hopefully it is delivered with new courage and wisdom. Your band has cited Pete Seeger and Levon Helm as musical heroes and was lucky enough to share stages with both before they passed. What is it about each of these local legends in particular that you’ve found so inspiring? Pete Seeger is one of the greatest examples of using music as a tool to build community. A great illustration of how invaluable music can be. His whole career is so inspiring, and seeing and playing with him at the very end, he was just as powerful as any old story or footage from his long life. Levon Helm was kind of the embodiment of so many great elements of American music fused into one. That howl and that beat kind of summarized it all. It was a privilege and a major lesson for our band to get to share the stage with him for his final few performances.   Both of those guys lived long lives with music, and they both radiated so much joy on those memorable nights we got to step into their worlds. 10/17 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 91

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LECTURES & TALKS Catskill Conversations: Foraging & Feasting with herbalist Dina Falconi and artist Wendy Hollender 2-5pm. $35. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333. Media 101: Truth or Consensus, Survival Tools in the Age of Fake News 4:30pm. Interactive roundtable Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922. White Tara and Green Tara: Stories and Benefits Teacher: Lama Lodro Lhamo. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 3.

THEATER "Constellations by Nick Payne 3pm. $25. A story of lives across the “multi-verse” with Molly Parker Myers and Michael Rhodes. Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli. 230-7020. "Ripcord" 2pm. A dark comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shadowland Stages, Ellenville. 647-5511.

Brunch with Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis 11am. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Faculty Recital: Sophie Shao, cello 3pm. Skinner Hall at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. 437-7319. Rootstock 1-6pm. $30 suggested donation. A celebration of music and local agriculture dedicated to “helping farmers stay rooted!”Long Dock Park, Beacon. The Americana Music Sessions: Hosts Jacob & David Bernz 8pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Wishbone Ash 7pm. Classic rock. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Autumn Fruit Tasting and Workshop 2-5pm. $48. Grapes, kiwi berries, pawpaws, persimmons, and more. Lee Reich's Farmden, New Paltz.

Vetiver WAMC Live Broadcast. 8–10pm. Hosted by Johnny Irion. The Linda WAMC Performing Arts Center, Albany.

Mindful Movement Class First Sunday of every month, 12-1pm. $15. MaMa, Stone Ridge. 917-373-6151.


Our Story: HumanNature A regenerative retreat with David Abram and friends. Through October 4. Spillian Retreat Center, Fleischmanns. (800) 811-3351.

LITERARY & BOOKS Speaking of Books: October 7-8:30pm. A non-fiction book group. Discussing: “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” Neil de Grasse Tyson. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie. 471-6580.

MUSIC Corey Dandridge’s World of Gospel Residency 8pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Find Peace: Learn to Meditate 7:30-8:45pm. Free workshop series. Woodstock Reformed Church, Woodstock. 797-1218.


THURSDAY 5 FILM Other Uses #2 7pm. EMPAC at RPI, Troy.

HEALTH & WELLNESS I-Ching with Timothy Liu: Holistic Self-Care Class 7-8:30pm. Marbletown Community Center, stone ridge.



The Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods 11am-4pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922.

Poughkeepsie Jazz Project 7pm. The Derby Bar & Restaurant, Poughkeepsie. 452-3232.

Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: The Cemetery Tour with Kelley Drahushuk 2-3:45pm. Hudson Area Library, Hudson. 518-828-1792 ext. 101.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Healing Camp with Eliot Cowan $1400. Through October 8. Blue Deer Center, Margaretville. 586-3225.


WEDNESDAY 4 MUSIC The Falcon Underground Songwriter Sessions: Host Jason Gisser 8pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.

BUSINESS & NETWORKING Nonprofits TALK 8:30-10am. The Pivot Ground Cafe & Work Space, Kingston. 481-0459.

DANCE Ballroom Dance with Pete Redmond & Crazy Feet 8-11:30pm. $15. Hudson Valley Dance Depot, LaGrangeville. 204-9833. Elena Demyanenko and Erika Mijlin: Echo/Archive 7pm. EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Zydeco Dance with River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs 7-11pm. White Eagle Hall, Kingston. (914) 388-7048.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS 8th Annual O+ Kingston Underinsured artists and musicians make work and perform in exchange for health and wellness care from volunteer providers. Field + Supply: A Modern Makers Fair $10-$225. Carefully curated selection of makers. Hutton Brickyards, Kingston.

Lady Macbeth 7:15pm. In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

Julian Velard with Special Guest BSKi 8pm. Neo soul pop. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Judi Silvano/Bruce Arnold ElectroAcoustic Duo 8pm. Quinn’s, Beacon.



Wye Oak 8pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

Reiki Practitioner Healing Share First Tuesday of every month, 6:307:30pm. Dreaming Goddess Sanctuary, Poughkeepsie. 473-2206. 2nd Annual Tavern Talk 7pm. “Data Breaches Before the Internet and the Case of Oleg Pentovsky & the Cuban Missile Crisis” by Dr. David Gioe. Newburgh Brewing Company, Newburgh. 561-2327.

Uptown Lowdown Vintage Jazz Dance Classes 8-9:15pm. $20/$50 for 4-week series. BSP, Kingston. Uptownswingkingston. com/classes.

First Friday Kick Off: A Main Street Fair 5pm. A city-wide celebration. Downtown Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie. 202-3340.

Lara Hope & The Arktones, Danger*Cakes 7:30pm. BSP Kingston. 481-5158.



Andy Stack’s American Soup 8pm. American classics from Hank Williams to Duke Ellington. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Dinner with the Doctor Series 6-8pm. Not Your Mother’s Surgery: Women’s Health in the Rise of Robotics with Dr. Maureen Terranova and physical therapist Cathy Leonard. Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff. 554-1734.

Wynonna & The Big Noise Roots & Revival Tour 7pm. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040.


Le Shag & Face Stockholm 6–9pm. Join Le Shag in celebrating their new partners FACE Stockholm with music, bites, cocktails. Le Shag, Kingston. 338-0191.


Annual Wood Lecture in Religion 5:30-6:30pm. Free. “Framing Islam: ‘Violent Extremism’ and the Rise of Securofeminism,” a talk by Columbia University Professor Lila Abu-Lughod. Taylor Hall Room 203 at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. 437-5370.

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Lisa Lambe of Celtic Woman & Members of The Hothouse Flowers 8pm. Irish folk rock. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Parsonsfield 8pm. Rootsy folk-rock quintet. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

MUSIC Brunch, Conversation and Performance with Amy Helm Cucina, Woodstock. 679-9800.

Hudson 8pm. Larry Renadier, John Medeski, Jack DeJohnette, and John Scofield. Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072.

The Levins in Concert with Mark Dann 8-10pm. $5. Contemporary folk duo. Colony Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-rock.

Rhett Miller 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman 8pm. $49.75-$125. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS 31st Annual Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Awards 5:30pm. Villa Borghese, Wappingers Falls. Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. Annual Gala 5:30pm. $150. Diamond Mills, Saugerties. 687-5283.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Oktoberfest & Golf Outing 2-7:30pm. $85. Winding Hills Golf Course, Montgomery. 469-9459.


Tears of Gaza 7-9pm. Documentary. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, Kingston. 331-2884.

LECTURES & TALKS Artist on Art Tour: Carrie Bradley 4:30-6:30pm. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872. "Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation" 5:30pm. Taylor Hall Room 102 at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. 437-5370. Staatsburg: A Village Lost in Time by Anthony Musso 7:30pm. This program chronicles the early history of the once thriving community that—until 1932—was part of the main route from New York City to Albany. Creek Meeting House, Clinton Corners.

MUSIC Ani Difranco 8pm. The original riot girl. Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072. Average White Band 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. The Big Takeover 8pm. Neo Reggae. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Sip & Stroll: Beer & Bats 5:30pm. Columbia Land Conservancy, Chatham. (518) 392-5252.

Black Uhuru 9pm. Reggae. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.


Harry Rios Trio 9:30pm. Pop, funk, soul. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

"Constellations" by Nick Payne 8pm. $25. A story of lives across the “multi-verse” with Molly Parker Myers and Michael Rhodes. Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli. 230-7020.

The Psychedelic Furs 8pm. $48-$68. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown. (914) 631-3390.


Clockwise from top left: Coat by Suzan Pitt; Patricia Field wearing a dress by Lara Padilla; jacket by Zachary Sierra Laine.Patricia Field's ArtFashion show hits the runway in Catskill October 7 and 8.

After a Fashion Designer and costumer Patricia Field might be most well known for making “Manolo’s” part of the everyday lexicon via clotheshorse Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and the City,” but her influence reaches much further. It’s Field’s outside-of-the-box approach to fashion that has allowed her to bring new artists to the forefront of fashion while showing off exciting ways to express art through style. Her latest project takes this passion and skill to all new heights. ArtFashion is a collection of made-to-order, handmade garments created by designers handpicked by Field herself. According to a description of the project on her site, Field was “weary and uninspired by the era of ‘fast-fashion’ and mass production.” This led her to push back against what she considered the homogenized culture to which fashion currently subscribes. Her eponymous store that stood as a New York staple for close to 50 years closed in 2016. It was known for its punk offerings as well as its other weird and wonderful clothing, hair pieces, accessories, and more. ArtFashion picks up where her store left off. The project features 10 focused fashion artists whose work ranges from custom denim jackets to a necklace made from drips of silicone. Scooter Laforge, Zachary Sierra Laine, Kyle Brincefield, Jojo Americo, Ben Copperwheat, Madly Made, Iris Bonner, Suzan Pitt, Ssik, Kevin McHugh, Suzanne Mallouk, Lara Padilla, Jody Morlock, and Steven Wine make up the brands featured in her project. Each one is a regular feature on Field’s very active social media channels, garnering the attention of her 70,000 followers. On October 6 and 7, Field’s imaginative world of art and design will be unveiled in

Catskill with two fashions shows at Joe’s Garage at 7pm and 8:30pm. The space will be filled with the work of artists including Portia Munson, Justin Love, and Nina Isabelle, and the runway will be filled with local talents as well. On October 7, a dance party with DJ Tedd Patterson will follow the show. Field will also host a pop-up shop at Joe’s Garage on October 7 from 11am-7pm, and on October 8 she will be doing a live Q&A to celebrate the Greene County Council on the Arts upcoming “Centennial: She” exhibition. This exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in New York. Since she took a step back from the traditional fashion world, Field, a two-time Emmy winning costumer, has focused her career on the arts. Recognizing upstate New York as a place for growth in these areas, her show adds a significant amount of attention to the potential of exciting shows and exhibitions of this caliber. “I’m so excited to bring my ArtFashion to Greene County,” says Field. “All indications are very positive, which gives me so much inspiration. I am hoping to expose and entertain everyone with my runway and exhibition of the talented artists that I represent.” Ticket prices are available for $20 online and $25 at the door. There will also be a VIP “Pre-Runway” package provided by the GCCA that costs $100 per person and includes a champagne reception, meet and greet with Field and the designers, photo/video op, sneak peek at final rehearsal/fittings, and behind-the-scenes and preferred VIP seating during the runway show. October 7 and 8. (518) 943-3400; —Alyssa Hardy 10/17 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 93

Salsa Night with Cuboricua 8-10:30pm. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. The Salted Bros 9pm. Harmony Music, Woodstock. 679-7760. Sing Me a Story 8-9:30pm. $25/$10 students. Cabaret. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. (518) 943-3818.

NIGHTLIFE HO+MEPORT 5–10pm. A party celebrating the eighth annual O+ Kingston aboard the Pennsylvania Railroad Barge No. 399, AKA the Pennsy 399 along the historic Rondout waterfront. Kingston Waterfront.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS 2017 Chester Smith Recipient Award Presentation and Reception 6pm. $45. Honoring John D. Hallinan. Field Library, Peekskill. (914) 737-1212. Patricia Field ArtFashion Show Benefit for GCCA. Runway show followed by music and reception. Joe’s Garage, Catskill. (518) 303-1466.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Starry Starry Night 6-10pm. Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie.

SPIRITUALITY Long Form Bodhisattva Vows 7-8:30pm. Teacher: Khenpo karthar Rinpoche Translator: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 3.

THEATER Arm of the Sea Theater 7pm. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317. "Constellations" by Nick Payne 8pm. $25. A story of lives across the “multi-verse” with Molly Parker Myers and Michael Rhodes. Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli. 230-7020.

"Disgraced" 8pm. An engaging play about the tough issues of identity and religion in contemporary America. Shadowland Stages, Ellenville. 647-5511.

Chatham Octoberfest 11am-11pm. Food vendors, chili contest, beer, live music, and shopping. Village of Chatham. Eighth Annual O+ Kingston Underinsured artists and musicians make work and perform in exchange for health and wellness care from volunteer providers. Field + Supply: A Modern Makers Fair $10-$225. Carefully curated selection of makers. Hutton Brickyards, Kingston. Green Meadow Waldorf School Fall Fair 10am-4pm. Live music, organic food, curated vendors, hayrides, children’s activities including pumpkin carving, candle dipping, face painting, caramel apples, zipline, and much more. Green Meadow Waldorf School, Chestnut Ridge. 356-2514 ext.302. Octoberfeast 11am-11pm. A fall celebration in the Village of Chatham. Oktoberfest III-Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally 11am-5:15pm. Features authentic German and German-American entertainment in the beauty of the northern Catskills in autumn. Hunter Mountain Resort, Hunter. (518) 263-4223. Plattekill Mountain’s 8th Annual Plattepalooza Family Fall Festival 11am-5pm. Fun for all ages with kids activities, foliage chairlift rides, vendors, live music, fall fare and brew, kids bounce house, magic show at 1pm, s’mores roasting, apple cider press and so much more. Plattekill Mountain, Roxbury. 607-326-3500. Warwick Children’s Book Festival 11am-4pm. 60 distinguished authors and illustrators of books for children and teens. Railroad Avenue and Green, Warwick. 986-1047.

FILM Lady Macbeth 7:15pm. In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.



Book Reading and Signing with Author Terrence McCauley 12-1:30pm. McCauley will be debuting his third and newest book of the trilogy, A Conspiracy of Ravens. Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook. 677-5857.

"Constellations" by Nick Payne 8pm. $25. A story of lives across the “multi-verse” with Molly Parker Myers and Michael Rhodes. Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli. 230-7020.


2pm, 8pm. An engaging play about the tough issues of identity and religion in contemporary America. Shadowland Stages, Ellenville. 647-5511.

Black Mtn Symphony 9:30pm. Alternative. Harmony Music, Woodstock. 679-7760. The Brothers of the Road 8pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Charlie King and Reggie Harris 8pm. Folk and traditional. Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, New Windsor. David Kraai & The Saddle Tramps 3-4pm. Woodstock Harley-Davidson®, Kingston. 338-2800. An Evening of Americana Music 7:30pm. Featuring Chris Davison and Chuck Jacob’s “Blues and Beyond” Acoustic Duo. Special appearance by folk singersongwriter, Tarryn Waz. Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff. 876-2903. Heard Fresh: Music for Two Pianos 7:30pm. Fred Hersch and Sullivan Fortner. Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis 8pm. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. (518) 273-8945. Leaf Peeper Concert Series: Voxare Quartet, From Russia With Love 7:30pm. Time and Space Limited, Hudson. (518) 822-8448. Maryna Kysla: Pianist 7pm. Performing Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Bach, Liszt and Filippenko. Lyall Memorial Federated Church, Millbrook. 677-3485. The Rob Scheps B3 Organ Quartet 7pm. Soul. Denning’s Point Distillery, Beacon. Sing Me a Story 8-9:30pm. Cabaret. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. (518) 943-3818.


WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Botanical Drawing Workshop with Wendy Hollender 10am-4pm. $125 includes farm fresh lunch. Hollengold Farm, Accord. (917) 607-7366. Bundle Dye Workshop with Ali Smith of Salt & Still 10am-12pm. $60. Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson. Encaustic Mini Workshop 12-4pm. $65.A hands-on introduction to encaustics with a demonstration, followed by studio time. R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston. 331-3112. Indigo & Shibori Dye Workshop with Ali Smith of Salt & Still 1-4pm. $85. Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson. Mini Sewing Retreats for Adults 10:30am. Ages 16+. Red Hook Public Library, Red Hook. 758-3241. Quill Pen Writing Workshop 2pm. $3. Create your own 18th century style letter using a quill pen. Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh. 562-1195. Repair Café: Esopus/Port Ewen 10am-1pm. A free community meeting place to get ​your ​stuff fixed for free​. Got skills? Come help fix stuff for others! Reformed Church of Port Ewen, Port Ewen.


Winard Harper & the Jeli Posse 8-10:30pm. $15. Jazz. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

Swing Dance to Soulia & the Sultans Beginners’ swing lesson 6pm-6:30. Dance from 6:30 to 9. No partner necessary. Arlington Reformed Church, Poughkeepsie. 454-2571.



Bad to the Bone: Cruise for a Cause 9am-2pm. Kickstands up at 9:45am for a ride to Angry Orchard to help raise funds for the Walden Humane Society. Angry Orchard, Walden. 1-888-845-3311. ASK First Saturday Reception 5-8pm. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Kingston. 338-0331.

23rd Annual Hawthorne Valley Fall Festival 10am-4pm. A hay maze, children’s crafts, hay rides around the farm, dozens of local vendors, live music, delicious local food, scavenger hunt, puppet shows, cider pressing, and more. Hawthorne Valley Association, Ghent.

Havana Nights! Anderson Center for Autism’s 16th Annual Gala 6:30-10:30pm. $250. The Grandview, Poughkeepsie. 889-9208.

Barn Days 9am-5pm. Antiques, artisans, located made goods. Northern Grade Barn Days, High Falls. Barnstar Antiques Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 876-4001.


Information Session for Prospective Families 10am-12:15pm. The Storm King School, Cornwall on Hudson. 458-7536.

Steve Johnson's Magic & Variety Show 11am. Magic, juggling, an amazing illusion, and a dramatic escape! Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 876-3080.

Patricia Field ArtFashion Show Benefit for GCCA. Runway show followed by music and reception. Joe’s Garage, Catskill. (518) 303-1466.

Barn Days 9am-5pm. Antiques, artisans, located made goods. Northern Grade Barn Days, High Falls.

Story Time On-the-Go at the Hudson Farmers’ Market 11am-noon. Hudson Farmers’ Market, Hudson. (518) 828-1792.


Barnstar Antiques Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 876-4001.


SATURDAY 7 ART EVENTS & OPEN STUDIOS “The Work of Wayne Montecalvo.” 6–8m. Montecalvo will curate the show and mentor students from the P.U.G.G. work/ study program in gallery managment. Studio375, Kingston. 853-8020.

COMEDY "Menopause the Musical: The Hilarious Celebration of Women and the Change" 7-9pm. $35/$45. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039. Ron White 8pm. $46.75/$56.75. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334.


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FOOD & WINE Feeding the Hudson Valley 11am-3pm. Enjoy a free lunch made from top quality produce that would have otherwise gone to waste. Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie. The Wine Festival at Bethel Woods 1-5pm. Enjoy various wines, live music, fun games,and a food court to satisfy all cravings. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922.

EMPAC Building Tour 2pm. Lead audio engineer Todd Vos will lead a tour focused on the center’s audio infrastructure, acoustics, and recording capabilities. EMPAC at RPI, Troy. (518) 276-3921. Tasty History: Bittersweet Tales from Latin America 3-5pm. $30/$25 members. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872.

Birding with the Bakers Adult Program 8:30am. Learn the basics. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781.

SPIRITUALITY Long Form Bodhisattva Vows 10:30am-noon & 3:30-5pm. Teacher: Khenpo karthar Rinpoche Translator: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 3. Psychic and Healing Fair 12-5pm. Readings $30/Reiki $30. All proceeds go to Catskill Animal Sanctuary. The Enchanted Cafe, Red Hook.

Eighth Annual O+ Kingston Underinsured artists and musicians make work and perform in exchange for health and wellness care from volunteer providers. Field + Supply: A Modern Makers Fair Carefully curated selection of makers. Hutton Brickyards, Kingston. Oktoberfest III-Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally 11am-5:15pm. Features authentic German and German-American entertainment in the beauty of the northern Catskills in autumn. Experience live entertainment and great food surrounded by lush fall foliage. Our modern celebration of the harvest features numerous vendors, free crafts for the kids, and much more. All European cars are welcome, bands, automotive vendors, artists/crafts vendors. Hunter Mountain Resort, Hunter. (518) 263-4223.


Clockwise from top left, stills from Arthur Miller: Writer, Becks, The Last Pig, and Shingal, Where Are You?. The Woodstock Film Festival returns to venues around the region October 11 to 15.

Filmic Festivity “While film is entertainment, and film is very much an artform, film is also a tool for change,” remarks Meira Blaustein, cofounder of the Woodstock Film Festival, which runs October 11-15. Actors Susan Sarandon and Bill Pullman will be honored this year, and the Trailblazer Award will be awarded to entertainment mogul Shep Gordon, whom Mike Myers celebrates in the documentary Supermensch, which will be screened. Each of these three honorees will appear on stage, in a one-on-one interview format. (Sarandon’s interviewer is Griffin Dunne.) There are also panel discussions, short films, and animation. For the first time, the hospitality lounge will include a virtual-reality booth. More and more international filmmakers make the pilgrimage to Woodstock each fall. (Starting in 2015, the festival began offering a World Cinema Award.) This season, films from 23 countries will be shown, including 10 from the Netherlands. In the 89 years of the Academy Awards, only one woman has won Best Director. To honor its 18th year, the Woodstock Film Festival will highlight 18 female directors, including Sandra Vannucchi, maker of Girl in Flight. This is the year of the “portrait film:” Arthur Miller: Writer, directed by his daughter, Rebecca Miller; Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, shot by her nephew, Griffin Dunne (a profile of Dunne appears on page 66)—plus biographical views of Hedy Lamarr, Sammy Davis Jr., Ram Dass, and flamenco legend La Chana. Here is a highly subjective sampling of films, taken from the 120-plus offerings: Shot in Schoharie County, The Last Pig tells the story of Bob Comis, a farmer who runs his pig farm as humanely as possible. Joseph Brunette’s brooding cinematography captures nine months of the agricultural cycle, as well as the mobile, inquiring snouts of youthful swine. Directed by six-time Emmy winner Allison Argo, The Last Pig focuses entirely on Comis’s profession. We learn nothing about his private life; in fact, we never

see his farmhouse. Comis becomes the archetype of the committed hog raiser, bringing his livestock as much happiness as he can before driving them in a pig trailer to the slaughterhouse. But as the title suggests, Comis comes to a crucial decision. “He’s haunted by the ghosts of the pigs he had killed,” explains Argo. Shingal, Where Are You?, directed by Angelos Rallis and Hans Ulrich Goessi, is a documentary about the Yezidis, a religious minority in Iraq targeted by ISIS and forced into exile in Turkey. (Shingal is an Iraqi town formerly populated by Yezidis.) The film captures the aimlessness and emptiness of life in a relocation camp. “We are dead,” one Yezidi says into his cell phone. A tragedy hits unequally; each generation responds uniquely. The grandparents grieve, the children fight in the rubble, the parents devise plans of survival. When you lose everything, you have two choices: to give up hope or to begin anew. Watching this film, I found myself wondering: “What would I do?” Becks, directed by Daniel Powell and Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, belongs to a genre I’d never encountered: the lesbian indie-rock musical. Becks (Lena Hall) is a singersongwriter who finds herself suddenly—at age 35—living with her mother in St. Louis. The problem: Becks dates women, and her mom (Christine Lahti) is a born-again Christian and former nun. Lena Hall has a long, thoughtful face, vaguely reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes, which comes to life while she’s singing. Throughout the film, Becks writes new songs, reflecting her readjustment to the hometown. But will she remain celibate in St. Louis? [Spoiler alert: There’s one dildo.] “I always encourage people to go to movies they don’t know much about,” reveals Blaustein. “There’s so much to discover!” The 18th Woodstock Film Festival runs October 11 to 15. (845) 679-4265; —Sparrow 10/17 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 95

FILM Dance Film Sunday: Yvonne Rainer’s Lives of Performers (1972) 2pm. $12/$10 members/$6 children 12 & under. Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale. 658-8989. Lady Macbeth 7:15pm. In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

KIDS & FAMILY A Fire Prevention Week Open House and Pancake Breakfast 8-11am. $8/$6 children/under age 6 free. Rhinecliff Firehouse, Rhinecliff. 876-5738.

2pm. An engaging play about the tough issues of identity and religion in contemporary America. Shadowland Stages, Ellenville. 647-5511. Intro to Tapestry Weaving with Kat Howard 1-5pm. $125. Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson. Quill Pen Writing Workshop 2pm. $3. Create your own 18th century style letter using a quill pen. Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh. 562-1195.

MONDAY 9 FAIRS & FESTIVALS Barn Days 9am-5pm. Antiques, artisans, located made goods. Northern Grade Barn Days, High Falls.



Buddy Guy 7-9pm. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039 ext. 2. Datura Road 5pm. World music. Rail Trail Cafe, New Paltz. The Everly Set: Sean Altman & Jack Skuller Approximate The Everly Brothers 7:30pm. Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon. 855-1300. Iva Bittova, Anais Maviel, Nancy Ostrovski, and Ivo Perelman 4-5:30pm. $10. Music and performance art. The Lace Mill, Kingston. 331-2140. Joshua Davis 7pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Sing Me a Story 2-3:30pm. $25/$10 students. Cabaret. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. (518) 943-3818. Stephen Stills and Judy Collins 7pm. $59/$69/$89. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Thelonious Monk 100th Birthday Celebration 7:30pm. $15. The Senate Garage, Kingston. (914) 388-7357. Thomas Meglioranza: Baritone 4pm. Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. 831-4988.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Hunter Mountain 4x4 Offroad Adventure 4-8:30pm. Hunter Mountain Resort, Hunter. (518) 263-4223.

SPIRITUALITY Long Form Bodhisattva Vows 10:30am-noon & 2:30-4pm. Teacher: Khenpo karthar Rinpoche Translator: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 3. Women’s Full Moon Gathering 7-9pm. $10. Dreaming Goddess Sanctuary, Poughkeepsie. 473-2206.

THEATER "Constellations" by Nick Payne 3pm. $25. A story of lives across the “multi-verse” with Molly Parker Myers and Michael Rhodes. Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli. 230-7020.

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Poughkeepsie Jazz Project 7pm. The Derby Bar & Restaurant, Poughkeepsie. 452-3232.


Kids’ Open Mike Night 6pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Brunch with Pete Levin & Co. 10am. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.


Lady Macbeth 7:15pm. In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

KIDS & FAMILY Sinterklaas Mask Coloring 6:30-8:30pm. Starr Library, Rhinebeck. 876-4030.

MUSIC Corey Dandridge’s World of Gospel Residency 8pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS South Kent School Open House Visit this private high school for young men. Meet students and faculty, learn about the innovative academic programs, and enjoy lunch. South Kent, CT. (860) 927-3539.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Hunter Mountain 4x4 Offroad Adventure 8am-4pm. Hunter Mountain Resort, Hunter. (518) 263-4223.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Art Demonstrations Gamblin Artists Colors, 2pm-3:30pm and Strathmore Paper 5pm-6:30pm. Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie. 471-2550. Find Peace: Learn to Meditate 7:30-8:45pm. Free workshop series in 4 progressive sessions. Woodstock Reformed Church, Woodstock. 797-1218. Sacred Partnership with the World: Living with Totem $600. In this five-day class, with the help of initiated elder medicine man you will identify and cultivate your animal totems and form partnerships to last the rest of your life,. Blue Deer Center, Margaretville. 586-3225.

TUESDAY 10 HEALTH & WELLNESS Dinner with the Doctor Series 6-8pm. The Robot Will See You Now: Surgical Advancements and Options with urologist Dr. Mark Nogueira, general surgeon Dr. Adam Semegran and gynecologist Dr. Janusz Rudnicki. Centennial Grille at Centennial Golf Club, Carmel. 554-1734. How Your Diet Can Help Fight Cancer 6:30-7:45pm. Speaker Luis Mojica, Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Life Coach. Ellenville Public Library, Ellenville. 339-4673.

LECTURES & TALKS Monthly Open House with Dharma Talk 7pm. free. Sky Lake Lodge, Rosendale. 658-8556. Tea & Stones: A Monthly Gathering of Stone Minds 6:30-7:30pm. Each month explore a different stone from the vast collection. Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 473-2206.

WEDNESDAY 11 FILM 18th Annual Woodstock Film Festival Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock. 679-4265.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Realistic Fitness for Realistic Women 5:30-7pm. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 876-3001.

MUSIC Cabinet of Wonders Revue 8pm. Author/musician Wesley Stace aka John Wesley Harding brings his Cabinet of Wonders revue featuring an all-star lineup including musicians Juliana Hatfield, Tracy Bonham, Suzzy Roche, and Hudson’s own Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields); novelist Charles Bock; author Daniel Mendelsohn; and comedian Dave Hill. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Jazz Sessions with Host: Doug Weiss 8pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Joan Shelley 8–10pm. The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Albany. Ronnie Baker Brooks 7pm. Blend of rock, blues, and soul. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Sam Amidon/Last Good Tooth $12. The Half Moon, Hudson. (518) 828-1562. Showcase Concert 7:30pm. $10/$5/$3 students. SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge.

NIGHTLIFE The Price is Right Live! 7:30-9:30pm. $39–$78.50. Everyone’s favorite game show is on its way. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie. 454-5800.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Bartender Wars 5:30-7:30pm. Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn, Rhinebeck. 876-5904.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Intro to the Farmer-Landowner Match Program and How to Finance Farming 5-8:30pm. Solaris Camphill Hudson, Hudson.

Crises of Democracy: Thinking in Dark Times The two-day conference, “Crises of Democracy: Thinking in Dark Times,” asks: is there a worldwide rebellion against liberal democracy? Features authors Teju Cole, Masha Gessen, and John Jeremiah Sullivan. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson. An Informational Lecture: New York State Constitutional Convention: YES or NO? 6:30pm. Presented by Paul Niedercorn. Rhinebeck Grange 896, Rhinecliff. 876-2903. SUNY New Paltz Distinguished Speaker Series: Janus Adams, Know When to Leave the Plantation 7:30pm. $10. Book signing and reception follow event. Lecture Center, New Paltz. 257-3872.

LITERARY & BOOKS Author Visit: Anthony Musso 7-8:30pm. A presentation by local author, Anthony Musso, on his book Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley. Musso will discuss unknown and/or less traveled paths of treasures that exist in many communities throughout the region. Marlboro Free Library, Marlboro. 236-7272.

MUSIC Andy Frasco & The UN Colony, Woodstock. 679-7625. Brand X 7:30pm. $36. Unique blend of jazz fusion and prog-rock. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Charly Bliss 8–11:30pm. The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Albany. Max Weinberg’s Jukebox 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Vetiver 8pm. Folk-pop-rock. Opener: Johnny Irion. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Widowspeak, Clearance, Battle Ave. 7:30pm. BSP Kingston. 481-5158.

THEATER "Constellations" by Nick Payne 8pm. $25. A story of lives across the “multi-verse” with Molly Parker Myers and Michael Rhodes. Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli. 230-7020.

"Disgraced" 8pm. An engaging play about the tough issues of identity and religion in contemporary America. Shadowland Stages, Ellenville. 647-5511.


THURSDAY 12 BUSINESS & NETWORKING Expand Your Tribe! Women’s Entrepreneurship Networking Event 5-7pm. Come meet and mingle with fellow women small business owners and entrepreneurs. SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge. Hudson Valley Garden Association Monthly Meeting Second Thursday of every month, 7pm. Shawangunk Town Hall, Wallkill. 418-3640.

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

HEALTH & WELLNESS Breast Cancer Support Group Second Thursday of every month, 6-7:30pm. Peer led support group. 84 Greene Street, Hudson. 339-4673.

LECTURES & TALKS Bettering our Community: Using Resources Wisely 7pm. Get answers to your questions about recycling. The Environmental Cooperative, Poughkeepsie. 325-8122.

COMEDY Paula Poundstone 8pm. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. (518) 273-8945.

DANCE Dances of Universal Peace 7-9pm. Using sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from many different spiritual traditions, cultivate joy, peace, and integration within ourselves, in our communities, and in the greater world. Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, Hudson. (518) 828-1034. Fall Salsa Social Aboard a Barge 6:30pm lesson, 7:30pm open dance. An exhilarating evening of salsa and latin dance aboard the covered barge Pennsylviania Railroad No.399. Kingston Waterfront. Tere O’Connor: Long Run 7:30pm. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

FILM Hidden Figures 7pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922.

ENVIRONMENT THE DEATH AND LIFE OF THE GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Fishery Commission A Lake Michigan trout attacked by sea lampreys.

Invasion of the Body of Water Snatchers Here are some things to know about the Great Lakes: they are young—forming at the end of the last glacial period, 14,000 years ago; they are connected and flow into each other, eventually dumping into the Atlantic Ocean; they hold 20 percent of the world’s freshwater; until the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825, the Great Lakes were an isolated ecosystem. The last 200 years has seen ever greater connectivity between the outside world and the Great Lakes, with the widening of the St. Lawrence River into a Seaway open to international ships; the building of the Welland Canal to bypass Niagara Falls, once an impassable barrier; the building Chicago Canal, connecting the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan. These engineering marvels created unforeseen consequences for the lakes, allowing invasive species like the sea lamprey and zebra mussel to be imported via international ships ballast water tanks, devastating native species and irrevocably altering the lakes’ ecosystem. In The Death and Life of the Great Lakes (Norton), Dan Egan, a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, documents the human-wrought havoc and the complexity of the problem currently facing the lakes and, by extension, humanity. On October 27, Egan will discuss the perils facing the Great Lakes and the ways they can be preserved at the Cary Institute in Millbrook. (845) 677-53543; —Brian K. Mahoney

the shores of Lake Michigan. You find one fish—it’s like if you find a cockroach in your kitchen and you kill it, you probably haven’t solved your cockroach problem. So, these threats still exist. You talk about it as a comedy of errors. I don’t see it that way. It’s easy to swat your hand to your forehead looking backwards, that’s the luxury that we have. A lot of these projects seemed like a good idea at the time. I guess the question now is: At what point are we going to learn and take adequate steps to stop this onslaught of biological pollution?

Before the opening of the Erie Canal, the Great Lakes had a Galapagos-like ecosystem. I like to refer to it as the front door and the back door: the front door being the Erie Canal, the Welland Canal, and ultimately the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The back door is the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Both of these pathways have opened up and exposed the lakes to all manner of biological mischief, particularly the Saint Lawrence Seaway. We now have more than 189 native species in the Great Lakes, and for a time, after the Seaway opened in 1959, they were finding a new species in the lakes every six to eight months. That’s been dramatically reduced in recent years, but that door is still open.

In your book, you also talk about how Lake Mead and Lake Powell in the West have been overrun with zebra and quagga mussels. This happened because people brought their boats from infested Eastern lakes. Given our globalized economy and the way we move so freely, how can we stop these species from moving along with us? The Great Lakes invasive species problem isn’t just a Great Lakes problem, it’s a continental problem. The Great Lakes really are just a gateway for species from around the globe to get established in North America. Then it’s off to the races. That’s why we have this quagga mussel problem out West. But what can we do about it? Well, I think we can do a lot about it. First of all, there’s technology that’s emerging and improving constantly to better treat ballast water. You’ll never sterilize these ballast tanks that can hold millions of gallons of water. We can’t sterilize a hospital room, let alone a ship like that, but we can go a long way to reducing the risks. That said, if the big ships can’t get these treatment systems onboard fast enough or if they’re too expensive, there is another option on the table and that is: Maybe you don’t let them into the lakes. Great Lakes shipping is big business to the region and to the country, but the overseas component of that business is a sliver of the overall traffic that moves on the lakes. It’s five percent or less. It’s fewer than two ships a day during the nine-month shipping season.

The book reads as a comedy of errors in a way, as you document the different invasives that are coming in. You start with the sea lampreys, then the alewives, then the salmon, then the zebra and quagga mussels, and now the carp. Where does it end? Are new invasives just going to keep coming in? Well, both doors are still open. The shipping industry should be credited with taking some steps to reduce the number of organisms they were discharging into the lakes through their ship-steadying ballast waters. They’re now flushing those tanks mid-ocean with salt water, the idea being that you expel or kill unwanted hitchhikers. But life finds a way. Just in the last six months, two new species believed to be brought in by overseas ships were announced to be present in the western basin of Lake Eerie. Then we have the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and the electric barrier that’s supposed to keep the giant voracious Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, but that barrier has a history of leaking fish, and just this summer they found an Asian carp beyond that barrier near

Closing the Saint Lawrence Seaway to international ships seems like an easier solution. But what about the park rangers who manage Lake Mead and Lake Powell, where hundreds of boats a day come in and out of the water each day and inspections for mussels can take hours? As I recall, one of these park rangers basically threw up their hands and said, “We can’t do it.” Out West it’s like trying to eradicate fleas with butterfly nets. That’s why prevention is so critical. But the hell of prevention is, if you do it right, nobody will really appreciate it. There were early warnings back in the `80s and prior that these oceangoing ships could bring mussels into the Great Lakes and we didn’t do anything about it. Suppose we had, suppose we did take a radical stance at that time and blocked those relatively few overseas ships from sailing into the lakes. Nobody would realize what we preserved and saved in the process, what we avoided, all they’d remember is we killed a perfectly good industry. It’s a tough position to be in, but at some point, you gotta learn from the past. And I hope we’re getting to that point. 10/17 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 97

KIDS & FAMILY Dinner Date, Kids Create! 6:30-8:30pm. Drop off the kids and pick up your dinner discount coupon, valid at many of our local New Paltz restaurant partners. Roost Studios & Art Gallery, New Paltz. (516) 652-0229. Haunted Huguenot Street 5–9pm. Learn the mysterious history of New Paltz, including the hauntings, legends, and evolution of spiritualism through the ages. Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz.

LECTURES & TALKS Being Fearless. A three-day online conference on fearless activism featuring Amy Goodman, Van Jones, Bill Moyers, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Opal Tometi, and more. Organized by Omega Institute. Crises of Democracy: Thinking in Dark Times The two-day conference, “Crises of Democracy: Thinking in Dark Times,” asks: is there a worldwide rebellion against liberal democracy? Features authors Teju Cole, Masha Gessen, and John Jeremiah Sullivan. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson. The Great Debate by Colonial Kingston Committee of Safety 7pm. Reenactment of the town residents hearing the news of Burgoyne’s defeat at Saratoga! Matthewis Persen House, Kingston. 340-3040. The Story of the Burning of Kingston 5:30pm. Presentation and lecture on the events leading up to the Burning of Kingston, life as a local Kingston colonist at the time, and the events that occurred that day and its aftermath. Senate House and Museum, Kingston.

MUSIC CC & the Boys 9:30pm. Country. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. David Kraai 6-8:30pm. Country folk music. Roscoe Beer Company, Roscoe. (607) 290-5002. The Dmitri Matheny Group’s CD Release Celebration 8-10:30pm. $10. With Dmitri Matheny (flugelhorn), Richard Johnson (piano), Harvie S (bass), Joe Strasser (drums). BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Jemima James 8pm. Alt country Americana. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Lindsey Wevster 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Lust For Youth, Tiers, DJ Squirrelsuit 8pm. BSP Kingston. 481-5158. Open Mike Night 7:30-11pm. $8. Purpl, Hastings-On-Hudson. (914 )231-9077.

NIGHTLIFE Poetry Open Mike 8-10pm. Come read (3 min. or 3 poems) or be part of a great audience. Sign up at 7:30 pm. 2 Alices Coffee Lounge, Cornwall on Hudson. 534-4717.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS CoveCare Center’s Annual Imagine Dinner Dance Benefit 6:30-10:30pm. $125. Dinner, dancing, silent auction, and music. All proceeds benefit the mental health, substance use, and family support programs of CoveCare Center. Salem Golf Club, North Salem. 225-2700. CHRONOGRAM.COM These listings do not include weekly recurring events, such as classes that take place every Wednesday, for example. Visit for events updated daily, recurring weekly events, and staff recommendations. You can also upload events directly to our Events database at


Great Barrington Rudolph Steiner School Open House Tour this pre-k through grade 8 Waldorf school in the Berkshires. Great Barrington Rudolph Steiner School, Great Barrington. (413) 528-4015. Introductory Session for Prospective Parents 9-11am. Learn more about Waldorf Education. The morning includes a short video, a campus tour, and a Q&A with the administrator and several faculty members. Green Meadow Waldorf School, Chestnut Ridge. 356-2514 ext. 302. Masquerade 6pm. A pre-Halloween fashion show and auction of one-of-a-kind masks and costumes to benefit Animalkind. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Burning of Kingston: Procession of Lights 6:30pm. Drift back in time following the Story of the Burning of Kingston to the first reeanactment of the weekend. Senate House and Museum, Kingston. Old Dutch Church Cemetery Candlelight Tales 7:45pm. Old Dutch Church, Kingston. 338-6759.

THEATER Stand-up Playwrights Workshop 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. ""Constellations" by Nick Payne" by Nick Payne 8pm. $25. A story of lives across the “multi-verse” with Molly Parker Myers and Michael Rhodes. Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli. 230-7020. "Disgraced" 8pm. An engaging play about the tough issues of identity and religion in contemporary America. Shadowland Stages, Ellenville. 647-5511. "Tartufe, or The Imposter" 7-8:30pm. $15. Tartuffe, a cunning fraudster posing as a holy man, weasels his way into the household of Orgon, a wealthy Parisian. Will Tartuffe steal his daughter and strip his family of their earthly possessions, or will Orgon’s wife, children, and his loudmouthed maid manage to stave off disaster? Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter. (917) 687-6646.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES The Transformational Power of Dreaming 8pm. $140. Three-day in-depth workshop to help you discover the meaning of the symbolic content of your dreams. Center For Symbolic Studies, New Paltz. 658-8083. Western Zen Retreat “Who am I?” Over the course of this five-day retreat you will investigate the question “Who am I?”within a standard retreat framework, using silent meditation in conjunction with a unique method of verbal inquiry. Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Pine Bush. 744-8114.

SATURDAY 14 ART EVENTS & OPEN STUDIOS ArtEast: Open Studio Tour 11am–5pm. Explore open studios in Dutchess County.

DANCE Attic Project 7:30pm. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 757-5106 ext. 2 or 10. Elks Lounge Dance Night 7-11pm. $10. Enjoy a rich mix of musical styles: Soul, R&B, Latin, funk, Reggae, rock, disco, blues & more. Elks Lodge, Beacon. 831-9746. Tere O’Connor: Long Run 7:30pm. $35/$10 students. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS 18th Century Autumn Festival 11am-3pm. The demonstrations at Senate House include meat smoking, blacksmithing, pressing apples for cider, and hearthside cooking. Hands-on activities include dipping candles, making cornhusk dolls, and playing 18th century toys and games. The Third Ulster Militia will be demonstrating 18th century camp life. Entertainment will be provided by Schuyler Gratto performing daring and amazing feats of tightrope and balancing acts , along with juggling and stilt walking. Senate House and Museum, Kingston. Beacon Second Saturday Second Saturday is a city-wide celebration of the arts where galleries and shops stay open until 9pm, most of which are right along Main Street. Downtown Beacon, Beacon. The Craft Beer Festival 1-5pm. Come quench your thirst with a variety of hops brought to you from over 20 breweries from across the region, plus enjoy festival food vendors and artisans. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922. Falcon Fallfest All day festival of art, music, food and family. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Oktoberfest IV 11am-5:15pm. Features authentic German and German-American entertainment in the beauty of the northern Catskills in autumn. Experience live entertainment and great food. Hunter Mountain Resort, Hunter. (518) 263-4223. Touch-A-Tractor Day 10am-4pm. Visit a third generation family maple syrup farm and touch all of the working tractors. Hayrides will be running from the sugarhouse to our pumpkin patch, and there will be live music and lunch served by J.S.K Cattle Company. Soukup Farms, Dover Plains. 264-3137.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Food Truck Picnic Day 11am-7pm. Gracie’s food truck is a local institution and serves up made-from-scratch American classics. Purchase your picnic brunch, lunch, or dinner with an awesome view. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872. Mammogram Clinic 9am-12pm. The event is open to uninsured women between the ages of 50 and 64. Participants will receive a clinical breast exam by a physician and a mammogram. Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel. 279-5711. Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group 12-1:30pm. Peer led support group. Christ the King Church, New Paltz. 339-4673.

KIDS & FAMILY Hansel & Gretel by the Tanglewood Marionettes. 11am. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 876-3080. Haunted Huguenot Street 5–9pm. Learn the mysterious history of New Paltz, including the hauntings, legends, and evolution of spiritualism through the ages. Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz. 11th Annual Mid-Hudson Woodworkers Show 10am-5pm. $/Children under 12 free. Displays of fine woodworking items, demonstrations of woodworking techniques, and a raffle of selected fine woodworking items. Hurley Reformed Church, Hurley. Show. MHA Pumpkin Walk 2017 4-8pm. $6/$5 in advance. Family entertainment, games, food, and much more followed by the Pumpkin Walk at 6 p.m. Journey down a path lined with twinkling jack-o-lanterns carved by children and artists from our community. ColumbiaGreene Community College, Hudson. (518) 828-4619.

Musical Round Robin 1-4pm. The Musical Round Robin provides children and others with the opportunity to play and learn about the cultural history of familiar instruments, such as the violin, keyboards, and percussion. There will also be a make and take musical instrument activity. Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. 831-4988.

LECTURES & TALKS Communities in Crisis 4-7pm. Exhibits and panel on addictions and recovery. The McNary Center, Kinderhook. (518) 758-6271. DiaTalk: Thomas Crow on John Chamberlain 2:30-3:30pm. Thomas Crow is a contributing editor at Artforum and the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Dia:Beacon, Beacon. 440-0100. Overlook: Luis Pérez-Oramas on Landscape and Jesús Rafael Soto 4-6pm. $20/$15 members. Join Luis PérezOramas, Ph.D, The Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art at the MoMA, to learn more about artist Jesús Rafael Soto, whose work is installed on the grounds of Olana this season. Soto was a Venezuelan kinetic artist inspired by landscape, perception and interactivity with his viewers. Illustrated lecture followed by Q&A and an abridged tour. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872. Paula Josa-Jones Talk and Book Signing: Our Horses, Ourselves 1-2:30pm. Paula Josa-Jones will discuss new ways to tap into the ability to use the human body, and our often neglected power of intent, to explain to the horse what we want, as well as receive in and understand his answer. Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook. 677-5857. Steve Breyman Speaking on North Korea 6-9pm. Who is Kim Jong-un? Why is he building nuclear weapons and launching missiles? Can the US avoid war with North Korea? For answers to these and related questions, come hear RPI professor Steve Breyman review US-NK relations. Old Chatham Quaker Meeting, Old Chatham. (518) 766-2992. SUNY New Paltz’s NYFA Fellows in Visual Art 2pm. In a “Slide Slam” style presentation, SUNY New Paltz art faculty and NYFA fellowship recipients Jamie Bennett (Crafts), Amy Cheng (Painting), Kathy Goodell (Sculpture), Carmen Lizardo (Photography), Emily Puthoff (Digital/Electronic Arts) and Nadia Sablin (Photography) share the work they created during their NYFA fellowships, and discuss how it has evolved to the present day. Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz.

LITERARY & BOOKS Kingston Spoken Word 7pm. $5. Featuring authors Verna Gillis and Robert Burke Warren, followed by open mike. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, Kingston. 331-2884.

MUSIC The Bunker Boys 1pm. Angry Orchard, Walden. 1-888-845-3311. The Chain Gang 8pm. Classic rock. Juan Murphy’s, Poughkeepsie. 473-1095. Celebrating Lilith Fair 8–11pm. The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Albany. Class Action 9:30pm. Classic rock. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

The Doo Wop Project 8-10pm. $30/$39/$50/$60. The Doo Wop Project is street corner singing for a whole new generation. Their show begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop-from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039. The Gaslight Tinkers 8-10:30pm. $25/$20 in advance. African, Caribbean, Funk, Reggae, and Latin grooves meet traditional fiddle music. The Gaslight Tinkers blend of global rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. Crawford Park Mansion, Rye Brook. (914) 417-9151. Glenn Miller Orchestra 7:30pm. $34/$28. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. (518) 273-8945.

Surreal Masquerade Party 7-10pm. $15. This time of year calls for getting dressed in costume, and for those who enjoy truly stepping out of character, the Seligmann Center’s Surreal Masquerade Party is a must. It marks the third year of celebrating artist Kurt Seligmann and his influence on surrealism in the arts. Come in costume and be surprised by spontaneous entertainment along with Tarot card readings, food, drink, dancing and music. Guests should expect the unexpected. Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf. 469-9487.

Burning of Kingston: Bucket Brigade Contest and Exhibit 1pm. Kingston Volunteer Fireman’s Museum, Kingston. 331-0866.

"Constellations" by Nick Payne 8pm. $25. A story of lives across the “multi-verse” with Molly Parker Myers and Michael Rhodes. Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli. 230-7020.

Burning of Kingston: Storming of Kingston Stockade District 2:45pm. Historical reenactment of American colonists fleeing Senate House with key possessions including important county and new state capital records. Senate House and Museum, Kingston.



Burning of Kingston Demos and Events 11am-5pm. Learn about the strategic naval importance of the Hudson River during the American Revolution, and learn to play “Nine Men’s Morris”, a game popular in the 18th century. Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston. 338-0071.

Colonial Grand Ball 7pm. The Grand Ball, with live music and located in the Common Council Chambers of the historic Kingston City Hall, is a fun time to come dressed in 18th century attire (or not!) and dance to the real-oldies. Music from the 1770s is fun for all ages. Free

The Hambones 7:30-9:30pm. $20/$10 students. John Kouri (lead vocalist, harmonica, Ringmaster General), Scott Milch (drums, vocals), John Pizzicarola (guitar, vocals), and Steve Soltow (bass, vocals) are back with a more sweeping celebration of the recent Nobel Prize-winner’s career, concentrating on Dylan songs that have been major hits for other artists such as Stevie Wonder, Joe Cocker, The Byrds, The Band, and The Grateful Dead. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. (518) 943-3818.

The Sam Bush Band 7:30pm. The “Father of Newgrass” and mandolin virtuoso performs with his band in support of his latest recording Storyman, where bluegrass, country swing, reggae, jazz, folk, and blues combine to create a jubilant noise that could only be classifiable as the Sam Bush sound. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. The Spirit of Johnny Cash with Harold Ford & the Cash Band with their own June Carter Cash 6:15-9pm. $20/$25 front seats. Join the Chamber for a phenomenal performance of the music of the legendary Johnny Cash. The Cash Band rings true to the traditional sound of Johnny Cash and his band. The band is joined on stage with their June Carter Cash artist too. And it all gets warmed up with Highland’s own Anthony Del. First United Methodist Church, Highland. 691-4658. Stanley Jordan 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. The Temptations and the Four Tops 8-11pm. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie. 454-5800. Vanessa Racci 8pm. Jazz. $10. Vanessa Racci is an Italian American Jazz singer who recently released her album Italiana Fresca, which revives the music of the Italian American songbook with fresh jazz arrangements and a modern female perspective. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

NIGHTLIFE John Lennon’s Birthday Bash 8pm. A.I.R. Studio Gallery, Kingston. 331-2662.

"Tartufe, or The Imposter" 7-8:30pm. $15. Tartuffe, a cunning fraudster posing as a holy man, weasels his way into the household of Orgon, a wealthy Parisian. Will Tartuffe steal his daughter and strip his family of their earthly possessions, or will Orgon’s wife, children and his loudmouthed maid manage to stave off disaster? Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter. (917) 687-6646. Coiled Pine Needle Basketry with Katie Grove 10am-4:30pm. $145. Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson. Repair Caf´: Rhinebeck 12-4pm. An expert level of repair and great place to meet your neighbors. Rhinebeck Town Hall, Rhinebeck.

SUNDAY 15 ART EVENTS & OPEN STUDIOS ArtEast: Open Studio Tour 11am–5pm. Explore open studios in Dutchess County.

The Judith Tulloch Band 8:45pm. Singer-songwriter. Chill Wine Bar, Beacon. 765-0885.

The Lucky Five 8pm. $10. A hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048.

Sibyl Kempson: "7 Daughters of Eve: Sasquatch Rituals" 8-10pm. $15. Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper. 688-9893.


Hudson Valley Philharmonic: Made in America 8pm. Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072.

The Kurt Henry Parlour Band 7:30pm. Singer-songwriter. American Glory BBQ, Hudson. (518) 822-1234.

8pm. An engaging play about the tough issues of identity and religion in contemporary America. Shadowland Stages, Ellenville. 647-5511.

DANCE Being Fearless: Action in a Time of Disruption Monster hurricanes. Feckless politicians. Massive earthquakes. Racism. Rising income inequality. The world can seem destined for a fiery furnace. Against this backdrop of despair the Omega Institute convenes a global conversation to illuminate the complex interplay between issues and offer tools for making deep change on its Rhinebeck campus October 13 to 15. The conference brings together leading voices in the media such as Van Jones, Bill Moyers (pictured above), and Amy Goodman, with activists like professor and social critic Cornel West, Black Lives Matter cofounder Opal Tometi, environmental visionary Paul Hawken, and leaders in the mindfulness movement like Jon Kabat-Zinn. “So much is happening in the world and the problems can feel overwhelming,” says Omega CEO Skip Backus. “This conference offers a blended approach to personal development and social change. Mindfulness practices will be taught as essential tools for being more grounded in the chaos. Our ability to widen our discernment is critical to seeing the interconnection between issues and how to make the kind of deep change these times demand.” The conference is available to stream online for $5.

dance lessons provided starting at 7pm, followed by the ball. Kingston City Hall, Kingston. 331-0080. Dutchess/Ulster Walk to End Alzheimer’s 9am-noon. The walk will be starting on the Highland side of the Walkway Over the Hudson. Registration begins at 9am and the opening ceremony is at 10am, followed by the walk. Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie. (845)394-4952. gallery@Rhinebeck Fall Gala Red Hook Community Center, Red Hook. 758-0078. Hotchkiss Library 10th Anniversary Gala 5:30-7:30pm. Sharon Country Club, Sharon, CT. (860) 364-5964. Primrose Hill School Open House 11am-1pm. Learn more about Primrose Hill, a Waldorf school for children in nursery through 6th grade. Primrose Hill School, Rhinebeck. 876-1226.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Burning of Kingston: British Landing Begins 11am. A dramatic British invasion reenactment begins with “landing” at Kingston Point Park along the Hudson River (NOTE: not Kingston Point Beach), battled by small resistance force of Colonists. Kingston Point Park, Kingston.

Burning of Kingston: Militia and Redcoat Camps Open to Public 6:30-8pm. Reenactor camps open to public viewing with impromptu lectures on the Revolution (Rebellion). Forsyth Park, Kingston. 338-3810, x 102. The Burning of Kingston: “Revolutionary Express” Trolley Ride 10:30am. $5. Take a ride back in time on the trolley from Kingston’s historic Rondout district out to Kingston Point Park where you can watch at close-range and comfort the landing of the redcoats off the Hudson River and then battle with colonial militia. Rondout Waterfront, Kingston. Tivoli Bays North Walk 11am. This two-mile guided walk will follow Stony Creek to the edge of Tivoli North Bay on the Hudson River and return to Kidd Lane. Tivoli Bays, located in the northwest corner of Dutchess County, is a large tidal wetland surrounded by hundreds of acres of undeveloped land. Hiking shoes are strongly recommended. Mildly strenuous hike; trail may be uneven or steep. Tivoli Free Library, Tivoli. 757-3771.

THEATER Arm of the Sea Theater 1pm. Premiere of new show "City That Drinks the Mountain Sky: Part Two." Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333.

Tere O’Connor: Long Run 2pm. $35/$10 students. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Oktoberfest IV 11am-5:15pm. Hunter Mountain Resort, Hunter. (518) 263-4223. Walk to End Alzheime’s: Putnam County 9am-12pm. Putnam Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Carmel. 394-4952.

FOOD & WINE 2017 Smorgasburg 11am-6pm. 50+ food and lifestyle vendors. Hutton Brickyards, Kingston.

KIDS & FAMILY Disney’s Choo–Choo Soul With Genevieve 1pm & 4pm. $21. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039. Fall Family Fun Fest 10am-4pm. $5/kids under 12 are free. Apple cidering, nature hikes, hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, blacksmithing, broom making, live music with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason and friends, food, crafts and more. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333.

MUSIC Air Supply 7pm. Australian soft pop band. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown. (914) 631-3390. The American String Quartet and The Aeolus String Quartet 3pm. The program will feature the Shostakovich Quartet no. 7, the Brahms G Major Sextet, and the Mendelssohn Octet. St. George’s Church, Newburgh. 231-3592. Amina Figarova Group 8pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Brunch with Tony Jefferson & Groovocity 10am. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Greg Westhoff’s Westchester Swing Band 5:30pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.


Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express 1pm. Angry Orchard, Walden. 1-888-845-3311. Monologue Karaoke: Sing a Song of Shakespeare 4-7pm. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300. Ray LaMontagne 7pm. Singer/songwriter. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. (518) 273-8945. Takács Quartet 3-5pm. This preeminent quartet presents a program ranging from one of Haydn’s most ambitious chamber works to the sinister mood of Shostakovich to Brahms. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah. (914) 232-1252.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS 10th Annual Soup-a-Bowl Luncheon 12-1:30 & 2-3:30pm. $35/$30/$10 ages 5-12/under age 4 free. Steaming pots of soup from local restaurants, hand-crafted pottery by local artisans, folk music in the air, and the voices of friends and family enjoying food are all features of this local luncheon. The Soup-a-Bowl serves as a fundraiser for the charitable and educational programs of the Poughkeepsie Farm Project (PFP). These programs include donations and subsidies that provide fresh, healthy food for low-income community members and positive farm-to-table food learning experiences for urban youth. Vassar Alumnae House, Poughkeepsie. 437-7100.

THEATER "Constellations" by Nick Payne 3pm. $25. A story of lives across the “multi-verse” with Molly Parker Myers and Michael Rhodes. Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli. 230-7020.

Financing Your Education 5-7pm. Learn about financing your education from Student Protection Program Administrator Scott Ahrens of the Department of Financial Services. Tivoli Free Library, Tivoli. 757-3771.


"Disgraced" 2pm. An engaging play about the tough issues of identity and religion in contemporary America. Shadowland Stages, Ellenville. 647-5511. "Tartufe, or The Imposter" 2-3:30pm. $15. Tartuffe, a cunning fraudster posing as a holy man, weasels his way into the household of Orgon, a wealthy Parisian. Will Tartuffe steal his daughter and strip his family of their earthly possessions, or will Orgon’s wife, children and his loud-mouthed maid manage to stave off disaster? Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter. (917) 687-6646.

Corey Dandridge’s World of Gospel Residency 8pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions 8pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.



Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters 10-11am. A free educational program by the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter with information on how to recognize the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s. Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall, Poughkeepsie. (800) 272-3900.

Foliage & Music Cruise Fundraiser 12:30-3pm. $45. Music, cash bar, and spectacular Hudson Fall views. Music by Maggie’s Farm (Eric Garrison, James Pospisil, John Allers, Roy Notaro and Bryan Maloney). ACHP is a non-profit arts organization. Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie. (914) 456-6700. Kindness Rocks Community Walk 9:15am. Help spread the word that “Kindness Rocks” accross Kingston from downtown to uptown passing out kindness rocks. Walk will set off at TR Gallo Park at 9:15am and we will travel in groups via sidewalk from Downtown into Midtown and finally to The Academy Green Uptown. T.R. Gallo West Strand Park, Kingston. CHRONOGRAM.COM These listings do not include weekly recurring events, such as classes that take place every Wednesday, for example. Visit for events updated daily, recurring weekly events, and staff recommendations. You can also upload events directly to our Events database at


MUSIC Jeff “Siege” Siegel Sextet featuring special guest Feya Faku 8-10:30pm. Featuring Feya Faku (trumpet/flugelhorn ), Erica Lindsay (tenor saxophone), Francesca Tanksley (piano), Rich Syracuse (bass), Jeff “Siege” Siegel (drums/percussion), Fred Berryhill (percussion). Studley Theater, New Paltz. 257-2700.



Burning of Kingston: Militia and Redcoat Camps Open to Public 9am-12pm. Reenactor camps open to public viewing with impromptu lectures on the Revolution (Rebellion). Forsyth Park, Kingston. 338-3810, x 102.

Fall Reading Series: Thomas Hardy with Mark Scarbrough 7pm. Max Gates by Damien Wilkins. Hotchkiss Library, Sharon, CT. (860) 364-5041.

Poughkeepsie Jazz Project 7pm. The Derby Bar & Restaurant, Poughkeepsie. 452-3232.

Walk to Benefit Construct 1pm. Help support our most vulnerable neighbors achieve sustainable housing. Ski Butternut, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-2000.

Burning of Kingston: Battle of Upper Forsyth Park 12pm. A live-action tactical demonstration showing how American and British troops battled in 1777. Forsyth Park, Kingston. 338-3810, x 102.

LECTURES & TALKS Special Lecture: Are you Ready for an Electric Car? 7:30pm. $8/$5 members. Join author David Noland, a longtime electric car owner and advocate. Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Cornwall. 534-2903.

PMC Supplies Grand Opening Hudson Valley's source for metalsmith and jewelry opens its doors to the public. PMC Supplies, Lake Katrine. 298-7627.

Animal Superstitions 10am. $3-$8. Halloween lore is filled with animals: spooky owls, creepy spiders, black cats, and vampire bats to name a few. Learn how some of the most popular animal superstitions came to be, discover which stories are true and which are fiction, and meet some of the animal characters in these stories. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781.

Dinner with a Doctor 6-8pm. "Food as Medicine: Childhood Obesity" with Pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Jill Brodsky of CareMount Medical and Virginia Cambalik, a registered dietitian with Health Quest. Cosimo’s, Poughkeepsie. 554-1734.

The Burning of Kingston In October of 1777, British soldiers landed at Kingston Point and marched up to the Stockade area, setting fire to houses along the way in New York’s newly established capital. Three hundred buildings burned in just a few hours. Now the city celebrates its great conflagration every two years with a Revolutionary War reenactment. The weekend-long event is held from October 13 to 15 and includes a Colonial grand ball, cemetery ghost tours, bucket brigade contests, exhibitions, militia and redcoat camp drills and tours, games, and more. (845) 481-4550; —Christen Sblendorio





Pot Luck Dinner Third Monday of every month, 6:15-7:30pm. Cantine’s Island Cohousing, a familyfriendly community welcomes visitors to a pot luck dinner on the 3rd Monday of every month. Cantine’s Island Cohousing, Saugerties. 246-3271.

Seeing Through the Wall 7pm. This film follows a group of Americans who traveled to Israel and Palestine in 2016 seeking to understand what life is like for Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and in East Jerusalem. They met with Israelis and Palestinians, Jews, Christians and Muslims, each with their own narrative, most wishing to live in peace. Friends Meeting House, Great Barrington. (413) 528-1230.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Breast Cancer Support Group 7pm. Open to women with breast cancer. Join other women who have also heard the words “you have breast cancer” as we discuss issues pertaining to all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Hudson Valley Hospital, Cortlandt Manor. (914) 962-6402.

LECTURES & TALKS Easy Care Gardening for Busy People 7pm. Presented by the New Paltz Gardening Club. Reformed Church of New Paltz, New Paltz. 255-6340.

FILM Dolores 7:15pm. This documentary about Doroles Huerta reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Alzheimer’s Support Group Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease? You don’t have to face it alone. Sharing with others who understand can bring relief and help everyone who participates. 1-2:30pm., Hopewell Reform Church, Hopewell Junction. 2-3:30pm, Christ’s Lutheran Church, Woodstock. (800) 272-3900. Community Holistic Health Care Day 4-8pm. A wide variety of holistic health modalities and practitioners are available. Appointments can be made on a first-come, first-served basis upon check-in, from 4-7pm. Though no money or insurance is required, RVHHC invites patients to give a donation or an hour of volunteer community service if they can. Marbletown Community Center, Stone Ridge.

Bodystorm Women’s Council 6:30-8:30pm. Bodystorm is like a guided brainstorming session with intuitive, interactive, and embodied exploration. This is an inclusive and supportive space of expression, deep listening, collective visioning, and movement. Each Bodystorm workshop offers an opportunity to deepen into suggested topics that attended relationships of empowered embodiment to personal, local, and global issues of felt importance. Council questions from your guide invite you into stories from your lived experience, movement-based expression, and reflection on what is brewed in the imagination of the Bodystorm circle. Guided by Dr. Roxanne Partridge, Jungian depth psychologist and relational sexuality practitioner. Aletis House, Hudson. (415) 686-8722. Swing Dance Class Beginner lesson at 6:30pm. $85/four-week series with teachers Linda and Chester Freeman from Got2Lindy Dance Studios. Boughton Place, Highland. 691-7578. Unwind with Melia Marzollo 7:15-8:30pm. $20. Unwind is a myofascial release class that restores range of motion, relieves pains, and removes blockages by stimulating the bones using a gentle, air filled ball with gravity doing most of the “work.” In this workshop“roll” stiff or tired muscles in patterned sequences to help your entire skeleton decompress as your muscles unwind. Unwinding begins by stimulating all 27 bones of the feet, helping participants open and strengthen from their foundation. Students will then move through the muscles of the hamstrings, quadriceps, abdominals, ribs, spine, and neck. Class will finish with a sweet savasana. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilates, Cold Spring. 265-4444.

WEDNESDAY 18 FILM Dolores 1pm. This documentary about Doroles Huerta reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989. Music Fan Film Series Presents Two Trains Runnin’ 7:15pm. The remarkable story of the search for two forgotten blues singers, set in Mississippi during the height of the civil rights movement. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.


HEALTH & WELLNESS Breast Cancer Support Group 6-7:30pm. Peer led support group with chair massage provided by Breast Cancer Options, a local non-profit organization serving the Hudson Valley with free support and education services. The organization is committed to providing people with the information, support, and advocacy they need to make informed health choices. St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall. 339-4673. Memory Cafe 12-2pm. A free gathering for people with early-stage dementia and family caregivers to socialize, eat and enjoy music. Preregistration is required. This program is supported in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health. City Line Family Restaurant, New City. 639-6776.





8pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,

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in collaboration with Shandelee Music

7pm. The third program in the Other Uses

Festival, is pleased to announce the P.L.A.Y:

"Constellations" by Nick Payne 8pm. $25. A story of lives across the “multi-verse” with Molly Parker Myers and Michael Rhodes. Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli. 230-7020.

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8pm. An engaging play about the tough issues of identity and religion in contemporary America. Shadowland Stages, Ellenville. 647-5511.

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attendance of all ages. Bethel Woods

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Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922.


Frightened (2014), Doa Aly's Solidarity (1973), Joyce Wieland's Beau Geste (2010), Yto Barrada's Ha Terra! (2016). Ana Vaz's April 2nd (1994), Shelly Silver's Vertical Roll


8pm. Large ensemble jazz. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.

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Eric Anderson & Friends


8pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

LECTURES & TALKS Tarot Wisdom Gathering 6:30-8pm. $10. Bring your own Tarot deck to enjoy this guided exploration. Dreaming Goddess Sanctuary, Poughkeepsie. 473-2206.

Next Year’s Words 7:30-9:30pm. $2 donation. Hear the musings of a poet and two storytellers as the popular New Paltz reading series for all kinds of creative writers begins its fourth year. This series features writers from the SUNY and local communities. Jewish Community Center, New Paltz.

FRIDAY 20 ART EVENTS & OPEN HOUSES New Paltz Open Studio Tour Preview Party & Group Show 6-8pm. Enjoy food, wine, and music. View work of all participating artists and plan your tour. Roost Studios & Art Gallery, New Paltz. 255-5532.

MUSIC The Wailers 8-10pm. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039.

Peppa Pig Live! Surprise! 6:30pm. An action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life-size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games, and surprises. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie. 454-5800.

DANCE Field + Supply Field + Supply brings its modernist craft fair to the Hutton Brickyards on the Kingston waterfront the same weekend that the O+ Festival is happening uptown (October 6 to 8), making the city the hippest place on the planet for a few days this month. Now in its fourth year, Field + Supply is a painstakingly curated gathering of makers, from woodworkers to florists to haberdashers. Many of the exhibitors are local, including ceramicist Andrew Molleur, furniture makers Dzierlenga F+U, and Jay Teske Leather Co. Not just for browsers, a dozen workshops will be held, including ones on cake decorating, calligraphy, and Ayurvedic spice blending. There’ll be food and drink from the likes of Brooklyn Oyster Party, Hetta Glog, and Outdated Cafe.

Ballroom By Request Lesson & Practice Time 8-11pm. $15 for both lessons/$10 one lesson. Two lessons in 2 different dances and practice/social time afterwards. Hudson Valley Dance Depot, LaGrangeville. 204-9833. Uptown Swing with The Swingaroos 7:30pm. A night of hot jazz, dance, and swing. BSP Kingston. 481-5158.

FILM Dolores


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#HandcraftNight Third Wednesday of every month, 5-8pm. $5. The return of our monthly community series, when we all need it most. Drop in with any portable handcraft project you would like to work on, and enjoy some good crafty company, snacks, and beverages. Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson.

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Protecting Your Farm from Crop Loss: Planning and Risk Management 6-8:30pm. This two-hour workshop will explore both foreseeable and unforeseeable situations that challenge most farmers such as natural disasters, crop loss, and drops in market prices for commodity goods. Solaris Camphill Hudson, Hudson.

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Writing for Every Artist: How Do You Write about Yourself? 10am-12pm. $200/$190 members. Writing Class with Kitty Sheehan. Whether you’re a seasoned writer, painter, sculptor, or photographer, this class will help you write about yourself, your work, and your artistic purpose. 6-week course. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. 679-2079.

Life Drawing Sessions Every other Thursday, 6-9pm. $20. A noninstructional opportunity to practice the art of figure drawing with live nude model. Open to all skill levels. Bring your own supplies. Children under 18 permitted with parental consent. The Enchanted Cafe, Red Hook. 835-8435. The Luminosity of Wax and the Perfection of Silkscreen 9am-5pm. $675+$35 materials fee. Through October 21. Witih Jeffrey Hirst. The Gallery at R&F, Kingston. 331-3112.



Library Knitters 7-8pm. Sit and knit in the beautiful Gardiner Library. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255.

stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

LECTURES & TALKS A History of Bannerman Castle

7pm. Wes and Barbara Gottlock will discuss Library, Marlboro. 236-7272.

LITERARY & BOOKS PageTurners: How Green Was My Valley by Richard LLewellyn

7-8pm. How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn’s bestselling classic and the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when South Wales still prospered, when coal dust had not yet blackened the valley. Drawn simply and lovingly, with a crisp Welsh humor, Llewellyn’s characters fight, love, laugh, and cry, creating an indelible portrait of a people. Tivoli Free Library, Tivoli. 757-3771.

Jeff “Siege” Siegel Sextet featuring special guest Feya Faku 8-10:30pm. $20. Featuring Feya Faku (trumpet/flugelhorn), Erica Lindsay (tenor saxophone), Francesca Tanksley (piano), Rich Syracuse (bass), Jeff “Siege” Siegel (drums/percussion), Fred Berryhill (percussion). The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Marc Cohn 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Roz and the Rice Cakes, Guilt Mountain, Tica Douglas 7:30pm. BSP Kingston. 481-5158. Thunderhead Organ Trio 8pm. Jazz. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS 2nd Annual Barrett’s Bootleggers Bash 7-9pm. This event looks back to the era of the founding of the Dutchess County Art Association, known today as the Barrett Art Center. Live musical entertainment, refreshments that celebrate the spirit(s) of the era and door prizes. Proceeds from the event will fund historic preservation and restoration activities at Barrett House. Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie. 471-2550.

Wind River 7:15pm. A wildlife officer and an FBI agent team up to trying to solve the mystery of the teen’s rape and death, but soon find that their own lives are in danger. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Sound Healing & Tibetan Singing Bowls 7:30-8:30pm. $25. Everything in the universe vibrates at its own frequency. Daily stress, anxiety, noise pollution, politics, etc. can alter those frequencies. On this special evening Michelle Clifton will play the singing bowls, awakening our bodies’ own innate healing abilities and re-turning our bodies. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilates, Cold Spring. 265-4444.

KIDS & FAMILY Haunted Huguenot Street 5–9pm. Learn the mysterious history of New Paltz, including the hauntings, legends, and evolution of spiritualism through the ages. Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz.

LECTURES & TALKS Daniel Mendelsohn and Nick Flynn 8pm. $25/free for those associated with Bard. This event includes an audience Q&A and book signing. Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.


LITERARY & BOOKS Art & Knowledge: Poetry & Power with Jeffrey Mc Daniel 6:30pm. A poetry reading and writing workshop with Jeffrey McDaniel based off the ideas of The Museum and the ‘60s. McDaniel’s quirky and current writing is sure to please all participants, practiced poets or not. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922.

MUSIC Actress + Toxe 9pm. Bringing together Swedish upstart Toxe with British veteran Actress, this evening promises hard-edged beats tinged with mystery and mayhem. EMPAC at RPI, Troy. fall/actress. Beer Caps and Quaters: Rocks the Gazebo 6-7pm. A cosmic, Americana string band. Tivoli Free Library, Tivoli. 757-3771. David Kraai 1-4pm. 5-8pm. David Kraai swings by the orchard and hard cider house to dole out two sets. Free tours & tasting flights of amazing drinks plus fine country folk music. Angry Orchard, Walden. (888) 845-3311.

The Stress of Relief: The Wisdom and Method to Remedy Negative Karma 7-8:30pm. Lama Dudjom Dorjee will provide an analysis of the nature of our afflictive emotions, namely, how they arise, cease, and abide. Lama Dudjom Dorjee brings together the three vehicles of Buddhism for instruction pointed toward afflictive emotions. “The Stress of Relief” will explore the wisdom and method to remedy negative karma while minimizing stress and anxiety. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 3.

THEATER "Clue the Musical" 8pm. Watch your favorite murder mystery board game come to life in this interactive musical. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 876-3080. "Constellations" by Nick Payne 8pm. $25. A story of lives across the “multi-verse” with Molly Parker Myers and Michael Rhodes. Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli. 230-7020.


SATURDAY 21 ART EVENTS & OPEN STUDIOS ArtEast: Open Studio Tour 11am–5pm. Explore open studios in Dutchess County. New Paltz Open Studio Tour. New Paltz.

DANCE Swing Dance with Saints of Swing 7:30-10:30pm. $15. Admission includes beginner lesson with instructors Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios. No partner or dance experience necessary to attend. Hurley Reformed Church, Hurley. 236-3939. Third Saturday Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm. St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Poughkeepsie. 473-7050.

SPIRITUALITY Shamanic Journey Circle with David Beck 7-9pm. Shamanic Journeying is an ancient technique used to deepen ones spiritual connections. Through his rhythmic drumming, David Beck will aid the group in transcending their normal conscious state and journey to meet the many helping spirits that are always surrounding us. Join this gathering to practice and delve into a deeper understanding of Shamanic Journeying with the support and guidance of David Beck. No experience necessary. Dreaming Goddess Sanctuary, Poughkeepsie. 473-2206. CHRONOGRAM.COM These listings do not include weekly recurring events, such as classes that take place every Wednesday, for example. Visit for events updated daily, recurring weekly events, and staff recommendations. You can also upload events directly to our Events database at


Special Nature Play Event: Wacky Weather 10am-noon. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781. Story Time On-the-Go at the Hudson Farmers’ Market 11am-12pm. Hudson Farmers’ Market, Hudson. (518) 828-1792.

MUSIC Alexis P. Suter Band 8–10pm. The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Albany.

Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren in The Leisure Seeker.

FilmColumbia Hosted by the Chatham Film Club and the Crandell Theater, FilmColumbia offers film buffs an exciting week of film screenings and meet-the-filmmaker events in Chatham’s charming downtown. In their 18-year history, FilmColumbia has screened many awardwinning films (including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain) while still remaining one of the East Coast’s greatest film industry secrets. Beginning on October 22 through the 29, this year’s selections will introduce audiences to an outstanding group of new films before they are released to the general public. This year’s screenings will include Suburbicon, a George Clooney-directed comic film noir from a Coen brothers script; Boston, a documentary about the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings narrated by Matt Damon; and The Leisure Seeker, a bittersweet romance with Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. —Christen Sblendorio

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Stargazing Party 7-10pm. View the night sky away from the lights of the cities and towns of our area! Bring your own telescope or view the stars through one brought by the members of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association. Registration required. Lake Taghkanic State Park, Ancram.

Haunted Huguenot Street 5–9pm. Learn the mysterious history of New Paltz, including the hauntings, legends, and evolution of spiritualism through the ages. Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz.

Embracing Upheaval with NYFA Fellow and Exhibiting Artist Wendell Castle 2pm. Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz.

Myles Mancuso 8pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185.

Son Little 9pm. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

Community Paint-In Event 11am-2pm. This is a hands-on, collaborative, community art event open to all ages. Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh. 784-1146.


Jacqui Naylor Quartet 8-10:30pm. This velvet-toned vocalist and songwriter is equally at ease singing music by Cole Porter and David Byrne as she is her own original music. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

Singer-Songwriter Showcase 8-10:30pm. $6. Acoustic music by three outstanding singer-songwriters and musicians. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Kingston. 338-0311.

Celebrate the Seasons with a Waldorf Teacher 10:30am-12pm. For families with children ages 3-7. Green Meadow Waldorf School, Chestnut Ridge. 356-2514.

"The Pink Refrigerator" 11am. A brand new interactive show by CENTERPlayers on Tour. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 876-3080.

Howard Jones 8-10pm. Contemporary music. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039.

Schools Out: Alice Cooper Tribute 8pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.


8pm. An engaging play about the tough issues of identity and religion in contemporary America. Shadowland Stages, Ellenville. 647-5511. "Tartufe, or The Imposter" 2-3:30pm. $15. Tartuffe, a cunning fraudster posing as a holy man, weasels his way into the household of Orgon, a wealthy Parisian. Will Tartuffe steal his daughter and strip his family of their earthly possessions, or will Orgon’s wife, children and his loud-mouthed maid manage to stave off disaster? Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter. (917) 687-6646.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research 10-11am. Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall, Poughkeepsie. (800) 272-3900. Swing Dance Class $85/Four-week series. With Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios. Beginner lesson at 6pm, intermediate lesson at 7pm. Studio87: The Wellness House, Newburgh.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Harvest Festival 11am-5pm. Visit a third generation family maple syrup farm and enjoy hay rides, U-Pick pumpkins, a hay maze, a petting zoo, games, and a smores' pit. JSK Cattle Company will be serving lunch. Soukup Farms, Dover Plains. 264-3137. NYS Sheep and Wool Family Festival Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 876-4001.

FILM Wind River 7:15pm. A wildlife officer and an FBI agent team up to trying to solve the mystery of the teen’s rape and death, but soon find that their own lives are in danger. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

FOOD & WINE 2017 Smorgasburg 11am-6pm. 50+ food and lifestyle vendors. Hutton Brickyards, Kingston. Farm-to-Table Dinner with Biodynamic Wine 6:30-10pm. Join the Pfeiffer Center interns and staff in the garden for an evening of food and wine. The Pfeiffer Center, Chestnut Ridge. 352-5020 ext. 120.

The Orchestra Now: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony 8pm. Leon Botstein, conducts the Bard College Chamber Singers & Bard Festival Chorale. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900. Bruce Hornsby 8pm. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. (518) 273-8945. Hurley Mountain Highway 8pm. Pop, soft rock. Brothers Barbecue, New Windsor. 534-4227. The Baba Andrew Lamb Trio 8pm. Contemporary music. Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. 831-4988. John Sebastian 8pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 866-781-2922. Leaf Peeper Concert Series: Breathless Baroque 5pm. Featuring Clarion’s music director Eugenia Zukerman on flute, Anthony Newman on harpsichord, Steven Tyler on oboe, and bassoonist Peter Kolkay. Saint James Place, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1996. Musical Salute to Marvin Hamlisch 7pm. Hudson Hall, Hudson. (518) 822-1438. Noam Pikelny 8-10pm. Noam Pikelny is one of the world’s greatest banjo talents. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah. (914) 232-1252. Paula Cole 8pm. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Reelin’ In The Years: An All-Star Tribute to Steely Dan 8pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Rusted Root 8pm. With special guest Donna The Buffalo. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown. (914) 631-3390. SageArts Presents: Carrying the Torch: Songs and Stories of Remarkable Women 6:30pm. Studley Theater, New Paltz.

Sheila Jordan with Rob Scheps, Cameron Brown, and Tony Jefferson 8pm. Jazz. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048.

8pm. An engaging play about the tough issues of identity and religion in contemporary America. Shadowland Stages, Ellenville. 647-5511.

Sheila Jordan, Cameron Brown, Rob Scheps, Tony Jefferson 8-11pm. Jazz. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048.

"Tartufe, or The Imposter" 2-3:30pm. Tartuffe, a cunning fraudster posing as a holy man, weasels his way into the household of Orgon, a wealthy Parisian. Will Tartuffe steal his daughter and strip his family of their earthly possessions, or will Orgon’s wife, children and his loud-mouthed maid manage to stave off disaster? Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter. (917) 687-6646.

Ted’s Birthday Bash & Reggae with Ayaaso 8-10:30pm. Donations accepted. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. The Titans: Schumann/Brahms Piano Quintets 6pm. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040. Totally 80’s Benefit Concert Starring Tiffany 7-11pm. Woodridge Kiwanis Club presents Totally 80’s Benefit Concert starring Tiffany. This is a benefit concert for the Hudson Valley Food Bank. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie. 454-5800.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES New Moon Manifestation Gathering 7-8:30pm. Join others to manifest your heart’s desires with the creative energies of the New Moon. Dreaming Goddess Sanctuary, Poughkeepsie. 473-2206. Repair Café: Poughkeepsie 9am-12pm. Bring a beloved but broken item to be repaired for free. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Poughkeepsie.

Harvest Festival 11am-4pm. Visit a third generation family maple syrup farm and enjoy hay rides, U-Pick pumpkins, a hay maze, a petting zoo, games, and a smores' pit. JSK Cattle Company will be serving lunch. Soukup Farms, Dover Plains. 264-3137. NYS Sheep and Wool Family Festival Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 876-4001.

FILM 18th Film Columbia Festival Chattam. National Theatre: "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?" 2pm. James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale. 658-8989.

The Vibe Theory 8pm. Neo soul. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Bard Acadey at Simon's Rock Open House Tour Bard's new academy for 9th and 10th graders, where students pursue an intensive two-year high school curriculum designed to prepare them to enter college at Simon's Rock. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Wicked Woodstock Haunted House 5:30–8pm. Age 14 and over. Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock. 679-2079.

SPIRITUALITY The Stress of Relief: The Wisdom and Method to Remedy Negative Karma 10:30am-noon & 3:30-5pm. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 3.

THEATER "Clue the Musical" 8pm. Watch your favorite murder mystery board game come to life in this interactive musical. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 876-3080. "Constellations" by Nick Payne 8pm. $25. A story of lives across the “multi-verse” with Molly Parker Myers and Michael Rhodes. Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli. 230-7020.


LECTURES & TALKS An Afternoon with Aviram, founder of Sadhana Forest 2-3:30pm. Voluntary Donation. Aviram Rozin, co-founder of the off-the-grid vegan community Sadhana Forest in Auroville, South India, will give an informal talk followed by a Q&A session. Along with his wife, Yorit, Aviram has founded satellite communities in Haiti and Kenya focusing on food forests and done pioneering research in growing trees that provide both food and carbon sequestration. He has trained thousands in innovative techniques for conserving water and growing saplings. Sadhana Forest incorporates many of the best practices in ecological living. Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center, Mount Tremper. 679-8322.

Art for the Heart: American Heart Association Benefit 3pm. Acoustic music featuring Scoot Horton, George Mallas, George Gierer. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. The Orchestra Now: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony 2pm. Leon Botstein conducts Bard College Chamber Singers & Bard Festival Chorale. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7900.


Run Wild! Meadows and Trails 5K and Kid’s Dash 8am. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781.

Family Day at the Museum 1:30-4pm. Family Day, designed for children ages 5-10, will feature fun, hands-on art activities related to the art on view in the galleries, along with kid-friendly mini-tours. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. 437-5237.


Woodstock Farm Sanctuary Benefit 6pm. Jesse Malin, Tracy Bonham, Anthony D’Amato, Don DiLego, and Bree Sharp. Applehead Recording Studio, Saugerties. 418-2370.

Fall Hike on the Byrdcliffe/Mount Guardian Trail 10am. Enjoy fall foliage at its peak on Mount Guardian with DEC-licensed guide Dave Holden of Woodstock Trails. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. 679-2079.


Essential Functions: Hamlet, Life, Death Gender 3:30-5:30pm. Panel Discussion. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300.

Museum of Rhinebeck History & CLC DAR Annual Harvest Auction 12-4:30pm. Bring your family and friends for an afternoon of fun and surprises. Rhinebeck Town Hall, Rhinebeck. 554-6331.

Astronomy Night 8-10pm. Join Willie Yee, Ph.D, President and Joe Macagne, Vice President of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association, for a presentation and 21st century exploration of the night sky at Olana. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872.

Use of Medical Marijuana in Cancer Treatment & Care in NYS. SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz. 389-2216.

Brunch: Times Square, Classic A Cappella Doo Wop 11am. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. The Chocolate Expo The Chocolate Expo will make its debut at the historic Museum Village in Monroe on October 22. Attendees will get to taste, purchase, celebrate, and otherwise indulge in delicious gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, craft sodas, wines, hard ciders, distilled spirits, beer, and more at over 65 vendor booths, while touring Museum Village, which features vignettes of 19th-century American life using costumed guides. The event runs 10am to 5pm, rain-or-shine, under a huge tent for all-weather comfort. —Christen Sblendorio

Repair Café: Rosendale 10am-2pm. Share skills. Reduce waste. Make friends. St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Rosendale. Silent Illumination Intensive Retreat Through October 29. Led by Guo Gu. Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Pine Bush. 744-8114.

SUNDAY 22 ART EVENTS & OPEN STUDIOS ArtEast: Open Studio Tour 11am–5pm. Explore open studios in Dutchess County. New Paltz Open Studio Tour. New Paltz.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Chocolate Expo 10am-5pm. This chocolate-themed extravaganza will feature over 65 vendor booths, demonstrations by celebrity chefs, and live musical performances under a big tent. Museum Village, Monroe. 782-8248.

Wind River 7:15pm. A wildlife officer and an FBI agent team up to trying to solve the mystery of the teen’s rape and death, but soon find that their own lives are in danger. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Integrative Medicine Conference on Breast Cancer 9am-4pm. Breast Cancer Option’s 16th Annual Integrative Medicine Conference will address newly discovered research, integrating different treatments, and managing various contributing factors, including diet and environment. Opening panelists Barry Boyd, MD, Sheldon Feldman, MD, and Ronald Stram, MD, will discuss the importance of treating the whole person. Workshops include: Using Whole Foods in Your Diet; Meal Planning; Strategic Planning for Risk Reduction: How to Reduce the Risk of Cancer; Supplement, Food and Drug Interactions; How to Integrate Complementary Therapies into Treatment; The Environment & Breast Cancer; Visualization & The Benefits of Mindfulness;

David Kraai 2-5pm. Country folk music. Sloop Brewing Co., Elizaville. (518) 751-9134. Dover Quartet 4pm. Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. 831-4988. Open Mike 4-6pm. Open to performers of all kinds: singers, poets, dancers, fire-breathers, comedians, ballon-animal-makers, interpretive dancers, mimes, dreamers, magic makers. Whatever your talent is, come and share it. Sign-ups are until 4:30pm, performances start at 4:30pm. No full bands. Darkside Records, Poughkeepsie. 452-8010. Open Mike Night 7:30-10pm. Run by Joe and Julie Donato, owners of the Hudson Valley Dance Depot, this open mike night encourages musicians and artists of various mediums and talents: musicians, poets, spoken word, interpretive dance, puppetry. Whatever works in front of a microphone and a small audience. There will also be playing cards and other non-verbal table games so invite all your friends whether they are your groupies or not. Hudson Valley Dance Depot, LaGrangeville. 204-9833. Paco Peña 3pm. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. (518) 273-8945. Steve Solomon’s "My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy" 7-9pm. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039.


OUTDOORS & RECREATION Fall Foliage Hike 10am. Join the Museum for a beautiful fall hike and learn a little bit about tree identification too. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781.

SPIRITUALITY The Stress of Relief: The Wisdom and Method to Remedy Negative Karma 10:30am-noon & 2:30-4pm. Lama Dudjom Dorjee will provide an analysis of the nature of our afflictive emotions; namely, how they arise, cease, and abide. Lama Dudjom Dorjee brings together the three vehicles of Buddhism for instruction pointed toward afflictive emotions. “The Stress of Relief” will explore the wisdom and method to remedy negative karma while minimizing stress and anxiety. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 3.

THEATER "Clue the Musical" 3pm. Watch your favorite murder mystery board game come to life in this interactive musical. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 876-3080. "Constellations" by Nick Payne 3pm. $25. A story of lives across the “multi-verse” with Molly Parker Myers and Michael Rhodes. Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli. 230-7020.

"Disgraced" 2pm. An engaging play about the tough issues of identity and religion in contemporary America. Shadowland Stages, Ellenville. 647-5511. National Theatre: "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?" 2pm. James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989. "Tartufe, or The Imposter" 2-3:30pm. $15. Tartuffe, a cunning fraudster posing as a holy man, weasels his way into the household of Orgon, a wealthy Parisian. Will Tartuffe steal his daughter and strip his family of their earthly possessions, or will Orgon’s wife, children and his loud-mouthed maid manage to stave off disaster? Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter. (917) 687-6646.

MONDAY 23 FILM 18th Film Columbia Festival Chattam. Wind River 7:15pm. A wildlife officer and an FBI agent team up to trying to solve the mystery of the teen’s rape and death, but soon find that their own lives are in danger. Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

MUSIC Corey Dandridge’s World of Gospel Residency 8pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

TUESDAY 24 FILM 18th Film Columbia Festival Chattam.

MUSIC Poughkeepsie Jazz Project 7pm. The Derby Bar & Restaurant, Poughkeepsie. 452-3232. CHRONOGRAM.COM These listings do not include weekly recurring events, such as classes that take place every Wednesday, for example. Visit for events updated daily, recurring weekly events, and staff recommendations. You can also upload events directly to our Events database at


Vundabar, Top Nachos, Dolly Spartans 7:30pm. BSP Kingston. 481-5158.

atre, Rosendale. 658-8989.


Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group 7pm. Registration required. Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group. Open to women with breast, ovarian, or gynecological cancer. We all know there are many common factors to any cancer diagnosis. Join other women who have also been diagnosed to discuss all stages of diagnosis, treatment, and posttreatment. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. (914) 962-6402.

PR 101: Publicizing Artistic Events & Work 3-5pm. With the help of Sandi Sonnenfeld, you will learn how to identify the right media outlets; how to effectively interact and build relationships with relevant journalists and art critics; the difference between a press release and a calendar notice; how to use social media to build an audience for your work; and more. Arts Mid Hudson, Poughkeepsie. 454-3222.

WEDNESDAY 25 BUSINESS & NETWORKING Build Your Business on a Budget 6-8pm. With two hours and an Excel sheet, learn how easy budgets and projections can be. The Accelerator, New Windsor. 363-6432. Think Local First Business Expo 1-6pm. Annual product and service showcase. Come build meaningful business-to-business connections. MidHudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie. 454-1700 ext. 1000.

FILM 18th Film Columbia Festival Chattam. The Women’s Balcony 7:15-9:30pm. Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale. 658-8989.

LECTURES & TALKS Building the Ashokan Reservoir: A History A talk by historian Frank Almquist. Rosendale Public Library, Rosendale. 658-9013.



LECTURES & TALKS Talk on Healing from Trauma by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk 7pm. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040.

MUSIC Calico 8pm. West Coast alt roots rock and Americana. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Music Social Program for MiddleStage Alzheimer’s Individuals & Family Caregivers 2-3:30pm. Music Socials are open to all individuals with middle-stage Alzheimer’s disease and their family care partners, no matter their county of residence. The socials provide an opportunity for those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and their family caregivers to socialize in a safe environment with Melinda Burgard, certified music therapist. Registration required. Wingate at Dutchess Recreation Room, Fishkill. (800) 272-3900.

THEATER "Attempts on Her Life" 7:30pm. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

Mike Zito 7pm. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Poet Gold’s Poelodies 7pm. Spoken word, hip hop, Nu-music. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Encaustic Comprehensive 9am-5pm. $400. Through October 27. Instructor: Laura Moriarty. The Gallery at R&F, Kingston. 331-3112. Finding Your Way Through Conflict: Agricultural Mediation Programs 6-8:30pm. Solaris Camphill Hudson, Hudson.


FRIDAY 27 BUSINESS & NETWORKING Abilities First 2017 Signature Event 6-10pm. Shadows On the Hudson, Poughkeepsie. 485-9803 ext. 223.

DANCE Mary Armentrout Dance Theater: "Listening Creates an Opening" 5pm. EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Swing Dance to Svetlana & the Delancey Four .No partner needed. Beginner’s swing dance lesson 8pm to 8:30 pm. Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, Poughkeepsie. 454-2571.



18th Film Columbia Festival Chattam.

Comics at The Underground 7pm. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970.

The Shining 7pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922.


A Nightmare on Elm Street 7:30pm. Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072.

Towne Crier Dance Jam 7-10pm. A rich mix of R&B, soul, Latin, funk, disco, rock, and much more is played by DJs Rhoda and Al in the rear performance room. Farm-fresh dining, fine desserts, and full bar service are available. All are welcome—singles, couples, friends, newcomers. Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon. 855-1300.

FILM 18th Film Columbia Festival Chattam. Wind River 7:15pm. A wildlife officer and an FBI agent team up to trying to solve the mystery of the teen’s rape and death, but soon find that their own lives are in danger. Rosendale The-

KIDS & FAMILY Haunted Huguenot Street 5–9pm. Learn the mysterious history of New Paltz, including the hauntings, legends, and evolution of spiritualism through the ages. Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz.


Dark Desert Eagles: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute- featuring Pat Badge of Extreme 8-10pm. Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039 ext. 2. Faculty Recital: Danielle Farina, viola, and Thomas Sauer, piano 8pm. Skinner Hall at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. 437-7319. The Five Creations Group Harmony Acappella 8-10:30pm. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Folksinger Willie Watson 9pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Hal Ketchum 8pm. With Travis Linville. Daryl’s House Club, Pawling. 289-0185. Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express 7pm. Brothers Barbecue, New Windsor. 534-4227. Kenny Brawner In "Ray Charles On My Mind" 8pm. A benefit for Cragsmoor Free Library. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. The Other Brothers, Breakfast For The Boys 8pm. BSP Kingston. 481-5158. Pitch Fork Militia 8pm. Power rock trio. The Falcon Underground, Marlboro. 236-7970. Primus: Ambushing The Storm Tour 8pm. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334. Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band 8pm. Blues and roots rock. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

NIGHTLIFE Dinner, Dancing and Costume Contest 9:30pm. Music by Electric Beef. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

THEATER "Attempts on Her Life" 7:30pm. $15/free for those assoicated with Bard. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7900. "Clue the Musical" 8pm. Watch your favorite murder mystery board game come to life in this interactive musical. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 876-3080. "A Kind Shot" 8-9:30pm. A 6’1” blonde spitfire Terri Mateer tells her life story of becoming a pro basketball player in France. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 901-6265.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease 10-11am. Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall, Poughkeepsie. (800) 272-3900.

SATURDAY 28 DANCE 10 Hairy Legs: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 11am. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 757-5106 ext. 2 or 10.

FILM 18th Film Columbia Festival Chattam. The Rocky Horror Picture Show 8-10 & 11pm-1am. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039 ext. 2.

Where Do We Come From? The Question of Origins and Ancestors in Evolution 7:30-9pm. Talk by Craig Holdrege. The Nature Institute, Ghent. (518) 672-0116.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 8pm. Come in costume for a discount. Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale. 658-8989.



Cry Cry Cry 8pm. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. (518) 273-8945.

Fall Roast Pork Dinner 4:30pm. St. John’s Reformed Church, Red Hook.



Transforming Aches and Pains with Suzu Kawamoto 1-4pm. Learn to lessen your aches and pains. Izlind Integrative Wellness Center and Institute of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck. (914) 275-8240.

Chronoween Party 9pm. The Hudson Valley’s biggest and wildest halloween dance party returns this year: #CHRONOWEEN! The event will take place in the historic (and haunted) back room theater of BSP for a massive DJ dance party, costume contest, and more. Presented by Output Agency Ltd. and Chronogram. BSP Kingston. 481-5158.

KIDS & FAMILY 2017 Haunted Mill + Monster’s Ball 3-9pm. Equal parts spooky, enchanting, creepy, and fanciful. The Wassaic Project, Wassaic. (347) 815-0783. Chicken Little 11am. Is the sky falling? Find out in this interactive show by Bright Star Theater! Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Cupcake-a-Palooza 1-4pm. Admission includes tastings, beverages, and a vote for public favorite. Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, Newburgh. 784-1110.

“I Spy” Halloween Nature Trail 11am-3pm. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION 8th Annual UlsterCorps Zombie Escape 10am. Enjoy the spectacular fall foliage and beautiful trails at Williams Lake in Rosendale, while dodging zombies and other spooky surprises hiding in the woods, tunnels, and caves– a perfect family friendly way to start your Halloween. Williams Lake Project, Rosendale. 625-9338.

DANCE 10 Hairy Legs: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 7:30pm. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 757-5106 ext. 2 or 10.

FILM 18th Film Columbia Festival Chattam. The Nightmare Before Christmas 2pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922.

KIDS & FAMILY Grace Pumpkin Parade and Costume Contest 11am-3pm. Benefit to help end bullying and abuse in the community during Domestic Violence Awarness Month. Proceeds go towards Grace Smith House, Inc. Grace Smith House, Inc., Poughkeepsie.

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Haunted Huguenot Street 5–9pm. Learn the mysterious history of New Paltz, including the hauntings, legends, and evolution of spiritualism through the ages. Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz.

Halloween Vintage Release Party 7:30pm. The winery is heating up the annual Halloween Party this year by lighting a fire at their new venue: The Tin-Barn. Tousey Winery, Germantown. (518) 537-9463.


Brunch with Saints of Swing

11am. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Saints of Swing

8pm. Jazz standards. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Celebrating the Life and Work of Rabbi Jonathan Eichhorn.

2pm. Temple Emanuel of Kingston, Kingston. 338-4271. "Alton Brown: Eat Your Science"

Fans can expect all-new everything including songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, and bigger and better potentially dangerous food demonstrations. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334. "Attempts on Her Life"

4pm. $15/free for those assoicated with Bard. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7900. "Clue the Musical"

3pm. Watch your favorite murder mystery board game come to life in this interactive musical. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 876-3080.


Museum Storytelling: Family Tours 9-10am. Ages 5+. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872.

Babysitting Preparedness Course

9am-3pm. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 876-3001.

Sinterklaas Mask Coloring 10am-12pm. Starr Library, Rhinebeck. 876-4030.


LITERARY & BOOKS Local Author/Illustrator Fair 11am-1pm. All of your favorite neighborhood authors and illustrators will be in one place. Marlboro Free Library, Marlboro. Spooky Storyteller Dan Poblocki: Author Presentation and Signing 1-2pm. Barnes and Noble, Kingston. 336-0590.

MUSIC 3rd Friday Reggae with The Anthem Band 8-10:30pm. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Blues at Bethel 6:30pm. Featuring Myles Mancuso, The Chris O’Leary Band, and the return of curator Fred Scribner’s Midnight Slim Revival. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922. Ghostly Legends & Friends 7pm. All proceeds to benefit the Veterans Miracle Center of Albany. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334. Loudon Wainwright III 7:30pm. With special guests Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. MET Live: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte 1pm. Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072. Remembering the Great War: Songs, Poetry, and Images of WWI 8pm. A multi-media evening dedicated to the art of WWI with art song, popular song used to rally the forces; poetry of the period; and projections of posters, art, and photographs. Skinner Hall at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. 437-7319. Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase: String Sampler Concert 8pm. Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Simon Shaheen Trio, and Woody Mann. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900.

FOOD & WINE Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Through November 12 at Locations throughout Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley. Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase Lovers of the strings rejoice because the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is back, October 26-29. The annual acoustic guitar festival is a summit of acoustic stringedinstrument builders, players, aficionados, and collectors at locations across Woodstock, from the Bearsville Theater to the Woodstock Playhouse. The festivities kick off at Colony on October 26 with a concert featuring acoustic guitar masters Shine Delphi, Tim Farrell, Antoine Dufour, Macyn Taylor, Kinloch Nelson, and Adam Miller. Events throughout the weekend include concerts and more concerts, talks with builders, and oohing and aahing over some of the finest instruments gathered under one roof anywhere.

Wicked Woodstock Haunted House 5:30–8pm. Age 14 and over. Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock. 679-2079.

THEATER "Attempts on Her Life" 2 & 7:30pm. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900. "A Kind Shot" 4-5:30pm. A 6’1” blonde spitfire Terri Mateer tells her life story of becoming a pro basketball player in France. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 901-6265. "Clue the Musical" 8pm. Watch your favorite murder mystery board game come to life in this interactive musical. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 876-3080.

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500th Anniversary of the Reformation: Panel Discussion & Concert 3pm panel, 4:30pm concert. Skinner Hall at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. 437-7319.


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8pm. Artists’ Halloween Ball. Music. Theater. Poetry. Art. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

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Great American Eclipse: Looking Back, Looking Forward


strology may be the most objective means of studying the world, since it’s inherently meaningless. Every experiment needs a control of some kind, and astrology, removed as it is from any known law of cause and effect, provides the perfect null value. The charts and other tools used by astrologers provide information about the timing of celestial events, but no information whatsoever about their relevance to mundane life, with the exception of information about the seasons changing (good for farming) and the lunar phases (good for hunting and for farming). We bring all the meaning astrology has, through our stories, myths, observations, speculation and the ability to “read” a chart, which is a different form of reading than reading a book. It’s still a form of literacy, though it uses entirely different capacities of the mind. So, in this sense, astrology is also the most subjective means of studying the world. We see what we see and assign meaning as a willful act. Keeping that in mind, I’m here today to evaluate what has happened in the wake of the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. This was the first eclipse in US history to move from coast to coast, and where totality was over the American continent itself rather than over the ocean. In a video presentation that came out shortly before the event, astrologer Dale O’Brien gave the history of eclipses that have cast shadows over the United States, and described the timing of what happened in the months after they occurred (a Google search for “Eclipse Paths” and the author’s name will get you to the right video). To sum up Dale’s excellent research and presentation, there are always cascades of history-changing events after eclipses touch our country. However, they usually take slightly longer to manifest, around a month to six months. If you study old astrology textbooks, eclipses (like comets) have a terrible reputation, and are usually associated with pestilences and disasters. Leo eclipses in particular are associated with extreme weather patterns, and Leo itself is associated with flooding events. (Hurricane Floyd, the first of what I would 106 PLANET WAVES CHRONOGRAM 10/17

call the global warming hurricanes to arrive in the Northeast, happened right after an unusual Leo total solar eclipse. Hurricanes Rita and Katrina happened shortly after Saturn entered Leo in 2005.) It’s fair to say that this eclipse appears to have unleashed the furies. In just one month, the United States has experienced four overlapping record-breaking hurricanes, whether we’re talking about destruction, wind intensity, flooding or nifty tricks like making landfall three times. The infrastructure of entire islands was wiped off the map. Vast swaths of Florida and Texas were flooded, rearranged or otherwise destroyed. As of this writing, all of Puerto Rico is sitting in the dark, without electricity or sewerage service. Then there are the earthquakes in Mexico, with some rippling into the United States. Mexico is, in effect, part of the US, as our histories and populations are so intimately intertwined. During the post-eclipse phase, the Dreamers—young children who came to the United States as children, mostly from points south—have become a political football. As of this writing, rescuers are digging a tunnel under a collapsed school in an effort to rescue trapped students. Then there’s North Korea. During one of the epicenters of eclipse activity, during the September 3 through 5 phase, North Korea allegedly tested a hydrogen bomb—a monumental event in global history. Any country getting the H-bomb is a monumental event, and there has not been one in a while. This began the latest round of Trump threatening nuclear war, which culminated with his late September speech at the United Nations, threatening to totally destroy the country if it did not cooperate. We don’t really know what North Korea is offering because we are not privy to the communications. Additionally, President Trump has repeatedly been threatening to pull out of the nuclear deal that President Obama made with Iran, risking yet another escalation and more rigging of the world with atomic bombs. Trump seems not to understand the notion of deterrence. If you recall, around this time last

year, he asked American generals why we didn’t use atomic bombs more often. Finally, the investigation into Russia’s manipulation of the election, the Trump campaign’s collusion with the Russians, and (as of late September), potential crimes committed personally by the president has ramped up over the past six weeks. The efforts of Bob Mueller, the special counsel, seem like they will inevitably precipitate a constitutional crisis of some kind. Whether this involves the impeachment of the president, or criminal charges against him and members of his administration, we will once again have our minds taken off of the important business at hand: stewarding the nation and the world in a critical time of transition. Remember that the eclipse occurred within one degree of the ascendant of the president. That makes it distinctly personal to him. Events of mid-August through early September are a permanent feature in his life. So, we had an unprecedented eclipse, followed my many unprecedented events. The new normal is total insanity. As I’ve mentioned in previous columns, the United States is about to have its Pluto return—an entirely new event associated with the 250-year orbit of the anti-planet formally designated minor planet (134340) Pluto. We will study this more carefully in future editions, though with the Great American Eclipse, it’s my opinion as an astrologer that the US Pluto return has officially begun. In the US natal chart, Pluto is in Capricorn. And today, Pluto is also in Capricorn, where it’s been since 2008. The combination of the unstoppable force of Pluto with the solid, structured energy of Capricorn has been more or less constant chaos, economic upheaval, political turmoil, and social collision. It would seem to be working well for the plutocrats who run the country, though cancer has lots of fun right up until it kills its host organism.

is abstract, to the point of having nothing to do with actual human affairs. It’s often a collection of ideals and dogmas, featuring people undergoing all kinds of special training supposedly to become better people, which mostly happens inside their heads. Or worse, “better person” translates to better than you. Saturn’s presence in Sagittarius is reminding us that action is the fruit of knowledge. What would be the point otherwise? The optimism of Sagittarius is indeed tempered by the real-world concerns of Saturn, though at some point, the two must engage one another, and we are approaching a peak moment for that. Once Saturn ingresses Capricorn, the emphasis will be almost entirely on the practical, and will likely be followed by continued escalation of political crisis. How we respond to that crisis must be informed by something other than desperation or greed. Saturn’s conjunction to the Galactic Core is calling for people to focus a vision of the future. We have plenty of problems to solve; indeed, it would seem we have little other than problems, and loads of technology. It will be easier to apply our technology in a sane way if we have a vision for the future. By we, I don’t mean world oligarchs and plutocrats; I mean us. Each of us who aspires to make the world a better place. Each of us who does not cling to Every Man for Himself. Everyone not obsessed by “My country, right or wrong.” Each of us who has invested in learning about ourselves, in personal growth, in healing, and in learning healing technology. Each of us who recognizes that dogma of any kind blocks or obscures the truth. Each of us who seeks sincere understanding. Each of us who does not see their own needs as apart from those of their fellow people. Saturn demands commitment. It may be the most important agent of change in astrology, because it is regarded as the lord of time, with which any and all change is involved. Taking Saturn at its most enlightened, time must be engaged as an ally if we are to use it well. Instead, it’s more often wasted or weaponized.

Astrology may be the most objective means of studying the world, since it’s inherently meaningless.

Saturn, at the Center of the Cyclone Astrological events rarely involve just one planet. Directly involved in the US. Pluto return is the planet Saturn, which will ingress Capricorn on December 20. This is significant for many reasons, though it heralds the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn that takes place on January 12, 2020. This will be the one and only Saturn-Pluto conjunction until 2053. Before Saturn reaches Capricorn, it will make a conjunction to the Galactic Core, which is located in very late Sagittarius. The Galactic Core, not wellstudied, valued or understood by mainstream astrology, is the center of our spiral island in space. At that center is a supermassive black hole, and even astrologers studied in the reading of deep space points seem to view it as such. However, it’s the center of our cosmic home within the vast expanses of space. I consider it a spiritual homing signal, or point of orientation. It’s the perfect and fitting symbol for Sagittarius, which is the sign of the exotic and the remote. Somewhat humorously, it was discovered in 1932 when Bell Telephone engineers were trying to sort out the source of a hissing sound they heard coming over brand new transatlantic telephone wires they were testing out. The discovery is officially credited to a scientist named Karl Jansky, who was working for Ma Bell, now AT&T. I imagine that hearing his name arrives with a little burst of love and respect in every astrophysicist. What we think of as the occult usually runs centuries ahead of science. Long before this discovery, astrologers were onto the “long distance,” “foreign,” and “overseas” symbols of Sagittarius, and what the heck, Sagittarius delivered. This sign is also associated with many things spiritual, and figuring out that our galaxy has a central point would qualify as such, in my view. Saturn conjunct the Galactic Center, exact on November 24, 2017, is the culmination of the three-year Saturn in Sagittarius journey, which dates back to late 2014. While inherently meaningless to scientists, speaking as an astrologer, I would propose that this event is about the practical application of spirituality. Saturn gives concrete expression to whatever it may touch. Most spirituality

Spirituality Must Be About Actual Kindness Saturn sets limits. If most spirituality is a head-trip, much of religion is used as an excuse to foster separation or blatant cruelty. You could poke a stick into any phase of history going back a few millennia and jab some facet of history where lots of people were killing other people in the name of God. Today, we live with seemingly opposing religious camps—the more—shall we say—pumped up versions of Islam, on the one hand, and Dominionist or Evangelical Christianity, on the other, competing for who gets to end the world. At least they have that much in common. Can we get over this? Does everything have to come down to a question of power? To be even vaguely meaningful, anything deemed spiritual must be about kindness and helping others. The self-help and individual growth element is essential, though this can be fully integrated with serving. As A Course in Miracles states explicitly, we are healed as we allow God (however we may think of that) to teach us how to heal. Or as that particular daily lesson goes, “When I am healed, I am not healed alone.” Once Saturn clears the Galactic Core, it soon arrives at the first degree of Capricorn, which is one of the energy nodes of this thing called the Aries Point. That’s this spot in astrology and in consciousness where the individual meets the collective; where the personal and political are seen to influence one another directly. Not long after, on April 17, Chiron arrives in the first degree of Aries—the Aries Point itself. If astrology means anything at all—and remember, it may not—the universe seems destined to teach us that we are not separate, and that we are not alone. CHRONOGRAM.COM READ Eric Francis Coppolino’s weekly Planet Waves column.


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ARIES (March 20-April 19) Uranus in your sign the past seven years has pushed, pulled, stretched and tweaked who you are. The energy of this transit has been so revved and at times stressful that you’ve had few experiences to appreciate some of the more revolutionary qualities that it’s bestowed on you. This month, however, you get a point of contact and a moment of truth. Someone, something ,or the world itself, meets you on your own level and reflects back what you’ve attained or become. The missing experience that you acquire will reveal something of your true potential, what can happen when what you have to offer is met consciously by a circumstance where you’re actually received. You might wonder how you can set your life up to create more of these experiences, or have it be this way all the time. That is indeed the quest, and because you’ll engage this desire as a conscious mission, you have something to aspire to. Meanwhile, you may be getting the message that you don’t have to push yourself, or anyone else, quite as hard as you have in the past. You have an influence. People notice you, though they don’t always know how to respond, and it will help if you find ways to make it easier for them. It will help if you show your appreciation ongoing for anyone who even vaguely recognizes who you are.

TAURUS (April 19-May 20) You are evolving from one of the most creative times in recent memory to one of the most productive. The key to being dependably prolific is constantly shifting your routines. It’s easy and indeed a kind of temptation to respond to the chaos of the world by locking down work patterns, and personal habits, and enforcing them with rigor. However, you need space to maneuver, and the flexibility to do what you need to do when the time and place are appropriate. One benefit of this will be the ongoing exercise of inventing approaches to your work that are adapted to your latest situation. As a Taurus, you like things predictable, stable, and easy to follow. Yet this has a way of trapping your energy,and keeping you caught in mental ruts that run opposite to what is actually productive. You need some element of waking up every day and wondering what you both want and need to do. That may come down to the freedom to continually adjust your approach, if the tasks themselves are committed in advance. Through a process of experimentation, you will discover new methods of efficiency, or at least keep your mind fresh and alert from the need to rethink things. What you do calls for a creative approach, which is always comprised of approximately equal parts part discipline and originality.

GEMINI (May 20-June 21) You may feel like the world is not ready for what you have to offer. But is the world ever ready for something new, or does it automatically despise everything from the Eiffel Tower to chocolate ice cream, until they suddenly emerge as wildly popular? You have all the talent and discipline you need. You’re riding a creative wave, as planets gather in Libra, your gloriously alive fifth house of art, fun, and risks. The thing you need to work is the theatrical angle: that is, the showmanship to captivate your audience. To do that, focus your talent for telling a good story, remembering that even documentaries have a touch of fiction to them. Conjure your public image using your mercurial skill of relating to others. Remember that public recognition and financial reward for your work are two different things, and that each side of that equation is on its own terms. The only recognition you need at the moments is from partners, clients, and financial backers. Your most important success is the satisfaction of knowing that you do what you do for its own sake, rather than for any reward in the future. One litmus test is whether you would do it for no money. That’s not the goal, of course, but it’s an indicator of whether you’re doing something that’s truly in harmony with who you are.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) You’re moving into a position of leadership with your tribe or family. The way you’re doing this is by exercising your prerogative to do what you want to do, and need to do, regardless of what others may think. The practical effect is to guide others to do the same thing, by essentially granting them permission to freely be themselves. One might think that this would lead to a kind of anarchy, though it’s more likely to release potential as you and the people around you discover new ways to relate and cocreate. Another part of your role is to lead the successful aspects of these experiments into more formalized arrangements. If the emphasis of motivation is on desire rather than necessity, you’ll have an idea who really wants to be there. This is especially vital for you, as both Mercury and Jupiter have moved into the most passionate and adventurous angle of your solar chart, Scorpio. You will be drawn in the direction that’s right for you, even as seemingly more practical concerns try to get your attention. Keep leaning into the direction of what actually matters to you rather than seeming necessary. You will still pay your bills. If you do only what is practical, you’ll still pay the bills, though at considerable expense to your soul. Thankfully, you can cross that off your list of things to ponder. 108 PLANET WAVES CHRONOGRAM 10/17

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VIRGO (August 23-September 23) Since late summer, planets have been streaking through your sign, which often indicates the feeling of being driven, an increase in activity and commitments, and, for you, a restless and nervous buzz. This culminates with something fulfilling that arrives with a sense of completion and contact: a conjunction of Venus and Mars on October 5. This is a rare sign of balance in a world that seems to be going increasingly off its rails, hinges, and beams on a daily basis. While relationship matters still have your attention, and may be leaving you questioning your investment of energy, they no longer have the ability to throw you off balance like they have so many times during this long phase of your life. The essence of this development is integrating the male and female aspects of your psyche. You no longer need to seek either one of these things outside of yourself. The more you integrate them inwardly, the more stable you will feel, and the less power over you people will seem to possess. There remain questions involving joint finances, though you’re in an unusually good position to attain a new level of independence. Rather than being lured out of being grounded and centered within yourself, notice the connection between your emotional life and your economic life, and don’t let anyone convince you that you need them more than you need yourself.

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LIBRA (September 23-October 23) For the past 12 months, Jupiter has been in your sign, revealing the many possibilities of your life. You may have also experienced certain problems or issues being magnified, though now at least you can see in detail what they are, and what you might do about them. In the first of many new developments influencing you during the coming 12 months, Jupiter enters your neighboring sign, Scorpio, which means that it’s time to invest in yourself, your goals, and your vision for your life. It’s a message that self-esteem is the basis of all success in the world, your relationships with others, and your sense of belonging on the planet. This is the first of many upcoming changes directly influencing your sign. To name two others, later this year, Saturn enters Capricorn, one of the most important transits that you can experience, representing an extended phase of shoring up your foundations, cleaning your roots, and resolving long-enduring problems. Then Chiron enters your house of relationships, where it will stay for about nine years. This will emphasize healing processes within partnerships of all kinds. The upshot of these transits is whether immediately or over the long haul, you will be transforming all of the most significant facets of your existence. Your awareness will be called where it truly matters. You will learn to stand on your own, which is the prerequisite for freedom.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 22) What is the net result of your efforts? When you consider all you do, and who you do it for, and with, and because of, and you study what actually happens after all is said and done, what’s the outcome? Here in the 21st century, that’s the thing to think about. For you, it’s essential to recognize the extent to which you’re not only personally invested in your work, but also the degree to which it’s a source of your identity. The results of your efforts are in truth the results of your life. Your solar chart suggests that you’re moving up in the world, or that advancement is on the agenda, which applies not just to your work but to you personally. Yet this is centered on your professional activities, which, by the way, are described by fire signs Aries and Leo. Making things “all about you” is the source of your river of power, though it’s not the delta. Hence, testing the results is essential to your personal progress, which is connected to what you do for the world. When Jupiter ingresses your sign later this month, you will be transported to a wider world of more important priorities. You will be called upon to consider, use, and apply the spiritual teaching you’ve imbibed over the years. You will be called upon to be a bigger person.

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After nearly three years of Saturn in your sign, you’re finally starting to get some results. Well, that’s Saturn for you, though in the scheme of things, a thousand days is a short time to develop anything that truly makes a difference. You have arrived at a moment of both contact and of commitment. You’re at a turning point, where you first need to evaluate your progress since this time of year in 2014 (which I know, feels like forever ago). This has been a deeply formative time for you, during which you’ve had to reckon your desires with your abilities. If this is working correctly, you’ve pushed yourself, worked with discipline, and had a long encounter with your seeming limitations. If you’ve experienced losses, you’ve also received the gain of a deeper connection with your aspirations and your capacity to get things done. The remaining three months of this year represent one of the most significant transitions of your lifetime so far. Saturn in your sign will make a series of conjunctions to slow-moving (though not widely discussed) planets in your sign, and a conjunction to the Galactic Core. You are engaging the practical side of spiritual: putting your devotion to good use, embracing the concept of service, and living the truth that one of your core purposes is acting as if to hold the world together.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20) Alice A. Bailey, in her essential 1951 book Esoteric Astrology, describes Capricorn as representing “the life of the divine deeply embedded in substance.” We are learning to relate to this through recognizing that mountains are alive and have consciousness, that crystals are our friends and allies, and that the Earth itself, so long considered blind, deaf, and inert, is fully aware of our presence. For many years, Pluto has been gradually working its way through your sign, which has felt like a plough turning over the ground, getting it ready for the planting of new seeds. Those seeds are now being sown, particularly where professional matters are concerned. You’ve been through a series of events over the summer that have compelled you to see beyond the details and minor points of existence, and to focus your mind on the longer story of your life. You are being called, at once, to take life more seriously, and to feed and encourage the childlike nature that is the true essence of your sign. Capricorn is considered the sign of climbing, and even of ruthless competition. This is a distortion and a misunderstanding. Your work is relational more than anything. Your first responsibility is to people and not to institutions. As such, you must be motivated by the love of what you do and those who you serve, rather than by the love of success.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 19) To be meaningful, this thing we call spirituality must have a use. It cannot merely be an abstract, academic, or esoteric thing, as it so often is. Its correct use would include a sane approach to handling conflict, and the use of wisdom rather than force. This is a tall order, I know, on a planet where most people concern themselves either with survival or greed. For you, the spiritual life is designed to manifest primarily in your relationships. While the point might be made that this applies to everyone (it does), the emphasis for Aquarius is to make sure you don’t forget, or convince yourself you’ll find enlightenment way in the back of a dusty book on Freemasonry. The relational nature of your spiritual path comes into focus this month, as planets collect in Libra. This is an invitation to see, feel and experience the purpose of your relationships, which is non-negotiable. Any time there’s some sort of haggling going on, or competition, or scorekeeping, you can be sure that you’ve drifted from your purpose. Part of whatever “spiritual” might imply involves being supportive of the people you care about and their total environment. Spiritual also implies a measure of balance, though that must be assessed over the long-run rather than the immediate sense. Your role is to be helpful. Eliminate the question “What’s in it for me?” That is from another cosmos.

PISCES (February 19-March 20)

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This month, Jupiter, the first Pisces planet, changes signs and ingresses Scorpio, a water sign with a special resonance to yours. At the same time, Saturn begins the final phase of its three-year run through Sagittarius, the angle of your chart associated with responsibility, accountability, reputation, and success (see Sagittarius for details). Whether your life is going brilliantly or you’re struggling, persist at what you’re doing, and remember the goals that you set out for yourself back at whatever you consider the beginning of this phase of your life. Saturn contacting making a conjunction to the Galactic Core is so rich with purpose, it’s difficult to understand, much less explain, but you could say that it’s about grounding the essential elements of the divine plan in your life, and in the world around you, at this time. This transit, unlike any other that happens for the next 29 years, could be described as the embodiment of “action is the fruit of knowledge.” Said another way (borrowing from the Grateful Dead), your role is to shed light and not to master. Yet you must focus your energy, and the strength of your will, and view time as your ally rather than as your enemy. As for Jupiter in Scorpio, there could hardly be a happier transit for any Pisces who knows that a fully conscious approach to sex is the path to love, wisdom, and healing. 


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A daring and fierce innovator, Helen Frankenthaler was only 24 when she made her acclaimed abstract work Mountains and Sea (1952). Her pioneering paintings—made by pouring thinned paint onto untreated canvases laid out on the floor, allowing the turpentined tints to flow and seep and blend together—were part of the first wave of the Color Field movement. Far from precise, top-down executions of vision, these pieces were improvisations, flirtations with chance. Printmaking is a notoriously time-intensive medium associated with realism and staid intentionality. When Frankenthaler decided to apply her techniques and panache to printmaking, she tore open the medium’s possibility, renewing its relevance in the process. She once said, “There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That

is what invention is about.” In her career, she made over 200 prints, experimenting with lithography, etching, aquatint, screen printing, pochoir, and Mixografia. Frankenthaler poured greasy ink on print matrices set up on the ground, often using dozens of colors per print, infusing them with a dynamism and spontaneity that eluded previous printmakers. Over 25 of Frankenthaler’s prints will be on display at Vassar College’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center as part of touring exhibit “Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.” The exhibition opens on October 6 will be on display through December 10. —Marie Gillett

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