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Kathleen Murray talks with area parents and ministers about baby-blessing ceremonies customized to align with a family’s values. More parents are choosing to opt out of traditional rites and create their own ritual based on an eclectic mix of sources, from Korean 100-day ceremonies to Christian baptisms.

Owner’s scent makes dogs happy, dental dilemmas, farting is healthy, and more.


Larry Beinhart on the French economist and his best-selling new book.


Jennifer Farley profiles a construction manager’s dream home.


Country Living Fair, Great Plant Swap & Sale, and more.



Wendy Kagan explores the ancient Indian practice of Yoga Nidra. In the century we live in, chances are we’re feeling depleted. Yoga Nidra offers rest, peace, and a journey to a higher state of conscisousness.

Michelle Sutton highlights a new guide on stormwater retention practices.



69 TASTINGS A directory of what’s cooking and where to get it. 70 BUSINESS DIRECTORY A compendium of advertiser services. 78 WHOLE LIVING Opportunities to nurture mind, body, and soul.


Brian P. J. Cronin travels along the shores of the Hudson River.



Les Hauts et les Bas, Melita Greenleaf, ceramic installation, Galerie Cabanon, Vallauris, France. Greenleaf will be exhibiting a solo show at the Art Society of Kingston June 7 through June 30. GALLERIES & MUSEUMS


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SCHUBERT AND HIS WORLD WEEKEND ONE August 8–10 The Making of a Romantic Legend WEEKEND TWO August 15–17 A New Aesthetics of Music


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The Bard Music Festival presents two extraordinary weeks of concerts, panels, and other special events that will explore the musical world of Franz Schubert.

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weekend two | August 15–17

program one The Legacy of a Life Cut Short Works by Schubert

special events “Path toward a Grand Symphony”: Schubert’s Octet and Schubert’s Kosegarten Liederspiel

program two From “Boy” to Master: The Path to Erlkönig Works by Schubert, Gluck, Rossini, and others

program seven Beethoven’s Successor? Chamber works by Schubert

special event The Song Cycle as Drama: Winterreise

program eight The Music of Friendship Chamber works by Schubert, Schumann, and others

The Making of a Romantic Legend

program three Mythic Transformations Works by Schubert and orchestrated song program four Goethe and Music: The German Lied Songs by Schubert, Mendelssohn, and others

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program five Before Unspeakable Illness Chamber works by Schubert program six Schubert and Viennese Theater Operettas by Schubert and Franz von Suppé

A New Aesthetics of Music

program nine Late Ambitions Orchestral and choral works by Schubert and Berio program ten Fellowship of Men: The Male Choral Tradition Choral music by Schubert, Bruckner, and others program eleven The Final Months Chamber works by Schubert program twelve Schubert and Opera Semi-staged performance of Schubert’s Fierrabras 6/14 CHRONOGRAM 5





54 MUSIC: SOLAR VORTEX Peter Aaron’s guide to the area’s summer music festivals. Nightlife Highlights include John Abercrombie Trio; Zvuloon Dub System; Sloppy Seconds; Liv Carrow/Brandon Schmitt Record Release; and Bernard Purdie & Friends. Reviews of It’s Not That Far by The Matthew Finck Jonathan Ball Project; This is the Town: A Tribute to Nilsson, Volume 1 by Various Artists; and We All Grow Toward the Sea by Snowflake.

Holly Tarson deliciously describes Tivoli’s tapas-style restuarant, Panzur, whose menu dances between rustic and refined cuisine.


Poems by Louis Altman, Ronald Baatz, Howie Good, Cliff Henderson,

Comprehensive listings of local events. (Daily updates at Chronogram.com.) PREVIEWS 81 Steve Derrickson and Dennis Adams installations on display in Kingston June 7. 82 Unlikely pairings dance their way to SUNY New Paltz’s McKenna Theater on June 7. 85 Carl Andre’s strange sculpture variety on display at Dia:Beacon through 2015. 86 The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival kicks off at Boscobel on June 10. 87 Natalie Merchant takes UPAC’s stage in Kingston on July 3. 90 The 30th season of Powerhouse Theater begins June 20 at Vassar College. 92 Poughkeepsie houses the first-ever Queen City Pride Festival from June 5 to 8. 93 Trisha Brown Dance Company opens Bard SummerScape Festival on June 27. 94 Hudson Valley’s BRAWL arm wrestle to the top at Bearsville Theater on June 21. 97 New Jersey-bred Titus Andronicus play BSP Lounge in Kingston on June 11.

Timothy Perkins, D. Rush, Ernst Schoen-René, Carol Shank, Richard Shea, J. R. Solonche, Ned Tobin, and Michael Vahsen. Edited by Phillip X Levine.


60 BOOKS: RIDING IN CARS WITH GOD Nina Shengold talks with Woodstock-based memoirist Beverly Donofrio about her spiritual quest in her latest book, Astonished.

62 POETRY ROUNDUP 2014 Lee Gould, Nina Shengold, and Pauline Uchmanowicz review new books by Hudson Valley poets, including Michael Ruby, Gretchen Primack, and Will Nixon.


104 PARTING SHOT Illustrations by Edward Hopper will be exhibited at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts shows through October.

98 THE RADICAL NOTION THAT MEN ARE PEOPLE Eric Francis Coppolino suggestions for a male’s well-being.


Carving station with bread, meats, and cheeses at Panzur in Tivoli. FOOD & DRINK



What are the stars telling us? Eric Francis Coppolino knows.


EDITORIAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Brian K. Mahoney bmahoney@chronogram.com


CREATIVE DIRECTOR David Perry dperry@chronogram.com BOOKS EDITOR Nina Shengold books@chronogram.com HEALTH & WELLNESS EDITOR Wendy Kagan wholeliving@chronogram.com POETRY EDITOR Phillip X Levine poetry@chronogram.com FOOD & DRINK EDITOR Peter Barrett food@chronogram.com MUSIC EDITOR Peter Aaron music@chronogram.com EDITORIAL INTERN Melissa Nau PROOFREADER Lee Anne Albritton CONTRIBUTORS , Larry Beinhart, Stephen Blauweiss, John Burdick, Brian P. J. Cronin, Larry Decker, Eric Francis Coppolino, Deborah DeGraffenreid, Jennifer Farley, Keith Ferris, Lee Gould Nicole Hitner, Ron Horn, Maya Horowitz, Annie Internicola, Jennifer Gutman, Tom Smith, Sparrow, Holly Tarson, Pauline Uchmanowicz, Robert Burke Warren, Beth E. Wilson

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What’s Ahead at Omega June 13–15 Dina Falconi and Wendy Hollender teach foraging,

DAILY DOSE: The Latest & Greatest in the Hudson Valley Each morning we greet you with news of what to do, like the upcoming Stone Ridge Library Fair (above). Plus, every Monday, Vanessa Geneva Ahern of Hudson Valley Good Stuff posts on her recent discoveries across the region.

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India.Arie leads a SongVersation with inspired music, movement, and meditation

June 20–22 Dr. Richard Horowitz and other experts teach you how to live well with Lyme disease

June 27–29 Sharon Salzberg and friends guide you through forgiveness as a journey of liberation

MUSIC: Natalie Merchant The Hudson Valley musician and activist just released her sixth solo record, the eponymous Natalie Merchant, her first collection of all-originals since 2001’s Motherland. Merchant shared the inward-looking track “Ladybird” with us.

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July 4–6 J. Kim Wright and friends help you get through divorce with power and clarity

July 11–13 Work out with the creator of P90X®, Tony Horton, to learn how to get fit—and stay fit—for life

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Esteemed Reader of Our Magazine: I was recently reading The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky (Inner Traditions, 2008) and came across a paragraph with remarkable pith and substance, and so I share it here. Jodorowsky, the Chilean-Freanch fillmamker best known for the cult hits El Topo and the Holy Mountain claims the paragraph encompasses a set of counsels—a code of conduct for people wishing to live a transformational life—given to him by one of his spiritual teachers. Though I cannot vouch for the counsels’ provenance, I do know that they appeared, in the form below, in the aforementioned book. I am certain that the counsels are meant to be tested in the fiery fountain of practice—not believed or disbelieved—and given special attention in the reading. It may be helpful to read the passage aloud, slowly, to oneself or others, with a pause between each sentence. Ready? Here you go: “Ground your attention on yourself. Be conscious at every moment of what you are thinking, sensing, feeling, desiring, and doing. Always finish what you have begun. Whatever you are doing, do it as well as possible. Do not become attached to anything that can destroy you in the course of time. Develop your generosity—but secretly. Treat everyone as if he or she was a close relative. Organize what you have disorganized. Learn to receive and give thanks for every gift. Stop defining yourself. Do not lie or steal, for you lie to yourself and steal from yourself. Help your neighbor, but do not make him dependent. Do not encourage others to imitate you. Make work plans and accomplish them. Do not take up too much space. Make no useless movements or sounds. If you lack faith, pretend to have it. Do not allow yourself to be impressed by strong personalities. Do not regard anyone or anything as your possession. Share fairly. Do not seduce. Sleep and eat only as much as necessary. Do not speak of your personal problems. Do not express judgment or criticism when you are ignorant of most of the factors involved. Do not establish useless friendships. Do not follow fashions. Do not sell yourself. Respect contracts you have signed. Be on time. Never envy the luck or success of anyone. Say no more than necessary. Do not think of the profits your work will engender. Never threaten anyone. Keep your promises. In any discussion, put yourself in the other person’s place. Admit that someone else may be superior to you. Do not eliminate, but transmute. Conquer your fears, for each of them represents a camouflaged desire. Help others to help themselves. Conquer your aversions and come closer to those who inspire rejection in you. Do not react to what others say about you, whether praise or blame. Transform your pride into dignity. Transform your anger into creativity. Transform your greed into respect for beauty. Transform your envy into admiration for the values of the other. Transform your hate into charity. 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Justify yourself to no one, and keep your own counsel. Never define yourself by what you possess. Never speak of yourself without considering that you might change. Accept that nothing belongs to you. When someone asks your opinion about something or someone, speak only of his or her qualities. When you become ill, regard your illness as your teacher, not as something to be hated. Look directly, and do not hide yourself. Do not forget your dead, but accord them a limited place and do not allow them to invade your life. Wherever you live, always find a space that you devote to the sacred. When you perform a service, make your effort inconspicuous. If you decide to work to help others, do it with pleasure. If you are hesitating between doing and not doing, take the risk of doing. Do not try to be everything to your spouse; accept that there are things that you cannot give him or her but which others can. 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LETTERS Beacon: No Dice To the Editor: I’m writing to share my feeling of disappointment over one aspect of the article written by Brian Cronin titled “The New Face of Beacon” in the May issue. I am specifically referring to the line regarding accommodations. Cronin writes, “Finding a place to stay overnight in Beacon was a dicey proposition until 2011, when The Roundhouse in Beacon Falls opened on the east end of Main Street. The complex of restored factory buildings not only boasts a boutique hotel but also a spa, events space, lounge, fine-dining indoor restaurant, and seasonal patio dining overlooking Beacon Falls.” There were four other bed and breakfasts in full operation in 2011 before the Roundhouse came to “save” Beacon. The Botsford Briar just celebrated their 20-year anniversary as an inn, the Mt. Beacon Bed & Breakfast (our inn) was established in 2006, the Swann Inn was established in 2008, and the Chrystie House in approximately 2010. Each of these establishments boasts beautifully appointed rooms in historic, elegant homes for which we have paid a heavy price. We offer full breakfasts and fully participate in all aspects of our guest’s vacation experience—often including services far beyond making dinner reservations. The Swann Inn even picks people up from the train. We are all positively reviewed on Trip Advisor and Bedandbreakfast.com as well. I feel compelled to offer this litany of our attributes as well as highlighting our history and contribution to the increase of tourism that paved the way for businesses like the Roundhouse because Cronin did not. Surely an oversight on his part, although I’m not sure what he meant by the word “dicey,” a simple and more thoughtful inquiry would have revealed the full story and honored everyone’s contributions. Overall, I am grateful to Chronogram and Cronin for their support in covering many events and businesses in the Beacon area and commend them for producing an intelligent and artistic publication. LaurenV. Walling, Beacon More Than a Prophet To the Editor: In his very interesting May “Esteemed Reader” column the esteemed publisher, Jason Stern, deserves much credit for pursuing his cherished oneness theme— “There is only one body and the whole universe is part of that one”—in an age that seems to go overboard for diversity. But the oneness theme can also be pushed too far, especially if it ignores the basic duality of Creator and creation, or when it clumps Jesus in with “Mohammed, Buddha, Moses, Padmasambhava, Krishna,” as simply another prophet. In fact, Jesus was executed for blasphemy, claiming for himself attributes far beyond prophesy—identity with God. Thomas’s reaction in John’s Gospel on seeing Christ after the resurrection, “My Lord and My God,” captures the reality rather well. Moses and Abraham clearly knew better than to claim they wereYahweh. It would never have entered their minds. Mohammed for his part did not misunderstand Mohammed and say he was Allah. Buddha never said he was Brahma nor did any of the great spiritual leaders of the East. But Christ did claim equality and identity with God and it got him killed. If he was only a prophet he was the worst one ever, leading millions astray with lies or through destructive self-delusion but if not, if he was what he said, well I guess it’s Merry Christmas and Happy Easter every day. About 25 years after Christ’s death St. Paul wrote, “If Christ is not raised from the dead our faith is in vain.” All knew that everything hinged on the actuality of the resurrection. Every contemporary source, Roman, Jewish, and Christian admits Christ was killed, buried, and three days later his tomb was empty. Agreement breaks down as to how it came to be that way. Risen or stolen? If stolen, there’s a problem. The apostles, the prime suspects, were almost all killed for preaching the risen Christ when a simple coming clean would have saved their lives. People have been known to die for the truth, even for what they mistook for the truth but to die for what you know is a lie and hoax, unheard of! A form of mass suicide new in the annals of history. Dick Murphy, Beacon

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On April 26, Chronogram hosted a dance party in a vacant factory in Uptown Kingston, which is soon to become home to the offices of DragonSearch Digital Marketing. Over 500 people showed up and bogeyed to the sounds of DJs Dave Leonard and Carlos the Sun. Lighting design was by Kale Kaposhilin of Evolving Media Network and Joe Wheaton curated the psychedelic video installation and cool signage. Dancers captured their memories with hilarious props thanks to Broadway Photobooth and cooled off with craft beer from Chatham Brewing and wine from Benmarl Winery. Food was served by trucks from Yum Yum Noodle Bar and Pippy’s Hot Dogs. Rebekah Milne of Milne at Home Antiques staged the space with furniture from her gallery, and Kevin Freligh created a black light art installation. Glow-in-the-dark chairs courtesy of Durant’s Party Rental. This page, clockwise from top: Gail Ann Dorsey and Sara Lee; Owen O’Connor; DJ Carlos the Sun; Tim Lester and Bill Tubby; Kevin Patrick and Kimberley Carroll; Jen Donovan and Sean “Grasshopper” Mackowiack; Mick Farrell and Luminary Publishing production manager Jaclyn Murray. Opposite page, clockwise from top: DJ Carlos the Sun ruling the dance floor; DJ Dave Leonard working his magic; Rebekah Milne and Seamus Mccance of Milne at Home Antiques, Evan Auerbach and Julie Goldman; an unidentified dancer getting a serious groove on.



ummer is an especially sweet time in the Hudson Valley. The privations of winter are like a bad dream dimly remembered come June. The farmers’ market are up and running, the CSA shares have kicked in, vacations and weekend getaways are plotted. Evenings are bathed in a soft, dusky light that holds for hours past what seemed possible just weeks before. Summer sneaks up in the best possible way. June is also when the events season heats up, with nearly every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day boasting sometimes multiple not-to-be-missed events. This year, a number of long-running events are celebrating milestones of longevity— Powerhouse Theater turns 30, both the Bard Music Festival and the Mohonk Festival of the Arts turn 25, and Mountain Jam is a decade old—and a couple of new events have popped up, including The Hudson Project on Winston Farm in Saugerties and Reggae ‘Ting in the Delaware County hamlet of Bloomville. (For details, see Peter Aaron’s summer music festival preview on page 54.) A decade ago, if you had asked me what were the must-attend events, I would have invoked what was then (in my mind, at least) the holy trinity of summer culture: Powerhouse’s laboratory for theatrical incubation, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s inspired and surprising takes on the Bard, and Bard’s SummerScape, which links the classical music focus of the Bard Music Festival with the more popular (or lowbrow, perhaps) entertainments of the Speigeltent. These venerable institutions are still the gold standard, but some upstarts have staked a claim in recent years to prominence. I’m thinking here specifically of The Mount Tremper Arts Festival, The Wassaic Project, and the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. All three are in out-of-the-way places, and all three takes interesting chances with their programming, with Mount Tremper pushing the limits of the avant garde. It should come as no surprise that more festivals are popping up as the HudsonValley’s magnetic power to attract world-class talent to both work and live here is on the rise, and we continue in our evolution as a cultural superpower. What follows are my picks for what to do this summer. It’ll be over before you know it, so enjoy while you can. Trisha Brown Dance Company, June 27-28 Brown’s troupe opens Bard’s SummerScape with three works from the iconoclastic choreographer who upended the rules of modern dance in the 70s with her experimental bent and intellectual sensibility. Brown, 77, is now retired, and this will be the company’s last tour of Brown’s larger works. Maya Horowitz previews the performance on page 93. The intoxicating allure of the Spiegeltent is back again, hosted this year by legendary cabaret star Justin Vivian Bond. Highlights include Molly Ringwald singing jazz standards (July 5), the cabaret variety show Weimar New York (July 18-19), Bindlestiff Family Cirkus (July 25-26), and Amanda Palmer (August 15). Fishercenter.bard.edu Powerhouse Theater, June 20-July 27 Ninety miles removed from the critical pressure cooker of New York City theater, Powerhouse creates a space for actors, writers, and directors to experiment with new work. Nicole Hitner previews the 30th anniversary season on page 90. This year, fresh from his nine-year run as fool-for-love Ted Mosby on “How I Met Your Mother,” Josh Radnor stars in Richard Greenberg’s dark romantic comedy “The Babylon Line” as a creative writing instructor who gets more than he bargained for with a class of suburban housewives. Radnor, a former Powerhouse apprentice—he starred in an apprentice production of “Macbeth” when he was 19—talked to me for the Chronogram Conversations podcast about the foundational experience Powerhouse had in his acting career. (You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or find individual episodes on Chronogram.com.) Powerhouse.vassar.edu Hudson River Exchange, June 28-29 Every time I check my e-mail it seems as if there’s a new maker’s fair being announcement. (They’re almost as think on the ground as distilleries.) A venerable institution in



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its second year, Hudson River Exchange brings the makers’ movement to the waterfront in Hudson, with 100 vendors selling their own creations in a destination gathering for the creative community. Hudsonriverexchange.com The Wassaic Project, August 1-3 This multi-disciplinary artistic be-in has the sprightly creative spirit of youth behind it, and is not hidebound by boundaries or borders. Over 70 artists are participating in this year’s extravaganza, including Breanne Trammell, who will give you a manicure as part of her “Nails Across America” project. More than a dozen bands and DJs perform, along with film screenings and dance performances. There’s even on-site camping— it’s like Woodstock for the skinny jeans set. Wassaicproject.org Lionel Richie at Bethel Woods, August 2 I can’t help it, sorry. Between the video for “Hello” with the blind girl who sculpts an amazing clay bust of Richie’s head and the African gibberish of “All Night Long,” Lionel Richie’s music is trapped in my adolescent head as surely as Han Solo was encased in carbonite. It’s not cool or hip—not even in that anti-hip ironically detached way that the seemingly impossibly square becomes hip again. The music is just in there. We all have that nostalgia act we pine for, whether its James Taylor, The Temptations, Journey, or The Goo Goo Dolls. Luckily, they’ll all be at Bethel Woods this summer. Instead of going to your class reunion, just head over to Sullivan County—the same music will be playing, except it’ll be live. Bethelwoodscenter.org Chronogram Events We’re rolling out a slew of events this year. Here’s what we’ve got planned this summer: Night of the Living Basques, June 25 In partnership with Elephant Wine Bar and Kingston Wine Co., we’re offering an exclusive Spanish wine dinner—featuring Rich Reeve’s revelatory tapas and Michael Drapkin’s natural wines from the Basque region—at Elephant in Uptown Kingston. Chronogram.com/winedinner Chronogram Poets, June 28 To coincide with this month’s poetry-themed Books section (page 60), we’re hosting a poetry reading at the Kleinert/James Art Center in Woodstock. Will Nixon emcees, and the featured poets are Celia Bland, Shira Dentz, Sarah Heady, Kasey Jueds, David Kherdian, Michael Perkins, Gretchen Primack, Michael Ruby, and Rebecca Schumedja. Chronogram.com Full Moon Bocce, Saturday, July 12 A bocce tournament under the full moon in Beacon’s Waterfront Park. There’ll be pendulous balls to throw, a Frank Sinatra-style swing band for dancing, food from Beacon eateries, Italian wine, and local beer. Just the thing for a summer night. Chronogram.com/bocce 2nd Annual Chronogram Block Party, August 16 You asked for it, so we’re doing it again. We’re expecting 5,000 attendees this year, so we’ve signed up more food trucks and made the beer and wine garden bigger. We’re still lining up the bands currently, but rest assured they’ll be top-notch. The dunking booth will be back, as will the DIY art tent, and Chronogram cover cut outs. Expect some surprises this year as we up the ante on the block party experience. ChronogramBlockParty.com You can follow the dedicated Twitter feed of our marketing and events coordinator Samm Henkin for live updates from Chronogram events and behind-the-scenes scoops: @ChronoSamm.

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Key Points in the Guide: The shrub rationale. Why not rely on herbaceous plants, like the floodtolerant perennial Joe-Pye weed, or swamp milkweed, or rushes? Perennials have to be cut back every year and thus require more maintenance than shrubs. Also, a shrub generally fills more space than a perennial, which can be desirable for planting large areas. However, depending on your willingness to perform maintenance, you could always integrate shrubs and herbaceous plants; that tends to be more ornamentally pleasing. Plants must be wet and dry tolerant. Wetland plants would seem to be the likely choice when picking out shrubs for stormwater retention systems. However, whereas wetlands are permanently or semi-permanently wet, the majority of planted stormwater retention systems are only inundated for a few minutes up to a few days. They can be quite dry for most of the season. For this reason, plants that can handle both temporary inundation and relatively protracted drought are the best choices.

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Bottom versus top. The location within the swale or other vegetated system is significant; the top of the swale is going to be drier than the bottom, so plants have to be matched accordingly. (This is a common mistake—planting water-loving plants at the top of swales, which can be quite dry.) Also, all the plants, regardless of placement, are likely to need irrigation during the first year in order to get established. Site assessment is essential. As with any landscape design, critical information is yielded by assessing the site’s sun/shade exposure; soil type, fertility, pH, and so on. The guide provides a complete Site Assessment Checklist with instructions. A full plant palette should be considered. From the guide: “Most stormwater treatment planting guidelines suggest the use of native plants exclusively. However, due to the unique moisture/drought tolerances required for successful growth in these sorts of practices, it would be imprudent to exclude non-native plants. Because of the growth limitations associated with these planting areas, as long as a plant can succeed on site, and is not invasive, any plant that can grow here should be considered.” Please see “Resources” for a more thorough discussion of native and exotic plants in the home landscape. Shrub Superstars for Stormwater The dozens of shrubs in the guide were selected for their performance in experimental trials at Cornell and/or for their proven use in New York City and/or Syracuse, and for their documented cultural tolerances (like preference for sun or shade and adaptability to different soil types). The guide’s list of suggested shrubs is not comprehensive but provides a wide array of choices for sites that are periodically saturated. Here are some examples of shrubs for stormwater retention systems that are hardy in our area; be sure to do a site assessment first to make sure these are appropriate for your site. If these are too big for what you have in mind, know that most of these shrubs have more petite cultivars available in the nurseries.

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ilot a boat down the shores of Orange County and you’re rewarded with serene views: The city of Newburgh rolling gently down into Newburgh Bay, Storm King Mountain standing proud above the Hudson Highlands with its crown wrapped in clouds, secluded Cornwall Landing, and West Point regally keeping watch over the Hudson like a silent fortress from a Tolkien novel. But the history of Orange County’s river towns are steeped in battle, and the reverberations of those conflicts are still being felt today. The Hudson River was an early focus of the Revolutionary War, with both sides considering it integral to victory. Throughout 1776 and 1777, General George Washington oversaw the construction of a chevaux-de-frise: a series of sharpened logs underneath the surface of Hudson and stretching from Plum Point in New Windsor to mysterious Pollepel Island, the current site of the Bannerman’s Castle ruins. But the blockade was never fully finished. The British sailed right through and burned the city of Kingston to the ground. Orange County is full of Washington’s legacy—his base at West Point, his headquarters at Liberty Street in Newburgh, and his camp at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. Even the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor is there because of Washington: It was when the army was stationed in New Windsor that Washington first got the idea to

affix a heart made of purple cloth to the uniforms of soldiers who distinguished themselves. Almost 200 years later, another historic battle with far reaching repercussions erupted on the shores of Orange County. In 1963, Consolidated Edison proposed building the world’s largest hydroelectric dam by hollowing out Storm King Mountain. A group of concerned Hudson Valley residents banded together to fight the plan in court. Calling themselves Scenic Hudson, they succeeded in protecting the mountain from development. Suddenly, people from all over the county realized that they too could band together and fight on behalf of the environment for their local communities. The modern environmental movement was born. Aside from the occasional thunderous booms heard from West Point’s artillery ranges, and the fierce 100+ year rivalry between Cornwall-OnHudson’s Storm King School and the New York Military Academy, things have mostly settled down along the Orange County coast. But in Newburgh, Orange County’s final battle wages on. Newburgh was another idyllic Hudson River town until 1963 when the Beacon-Newburgh bridge was completed, bypassing the city’s celebrated downtown district. Things went downhill shockingly fast. An ambitious urban renewal plan for the city’s waterfront was only halfway completed: The 6/14 CHRONOGRAM ORANGE COUNTY RIVER TOWNS 37

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Co o perat i vely Own e d • C o m m u n i ty Fo cu se d historic structures previously there were demolished, but thanks to the energy crisis of 1973, the new complexes that were intended to be built in their place were never even started. Crime and poverty skyrocketed. Today, Newburgh consistently ranks as one of the 10 most dangerous places to live in America. Newburgh is also extraordinarily beautiful. Many of the City’s Gilded Age mansions and townhouses still line the streets overlooking the river; some recently renovated, others available for a song to anyone willing to roll up their sleeves. Downing Park, created by the same designers who created Central Park, Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, is a landscaped marvel. Newburgh’s Broadway is one of the widest streets in the country, and when it crests at its eastern end near the new SUNY Orange campus, it can make you feel like you are on the deck of a vast ship, steering the city itself up the river and beyond. Developers and real estate professionals point to those dilapidated mansions and say that Newburgh’s best hope for the future lies in attracting the sorts of young and/or monied creatives who helped transform such Hudson River towns as Kingston, Hudson, and Beacon. Get them to buy those properties, fix them up, swell the tax rolls, attract upscale businesses, and everything will change, goes the thinking. Perhaps. But it’s more likely that Newburgh’s revival will come from those who already live there, who have been fighting for the city’s future for years. Local nonprofits like Safe Harbors of the Hudson and Habitat for Humanity, churches, youth groups, teachers, and parents who have been bringing the city back from the brink block by block, lot by lot, kid by kid. This is true urban renewal: difficult, slow, steady, unglamorous, unheralded and life saving. There are many who say that it can’t be done, that Newburgh is too far gone. People said the same thing about keeping British troops out of the Valley and Con Edison out of Storm King. When all is said and done, the revitalization of Newburgh may prove to be Orange County’s most impressive victory yet. General Washington himself, looking down from his headquarters on Liberty Street, would be proud.

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You know that friend of yours, the one who moved away from the Northeast and now complains that they “can’t find any good pizza?” Ship ‘em one. Prima Pizza & Shipping of Cornwall will ship one of their fresh, brick oven pizzas overnight anywhere in the United States. It’s not exactly cheap—including shipping, it’ll set you back about $50—but since Prima has been churning out some of the Hudson Valley’s best pizza for 60 years now, it’s worth it. Meanwhile that other friend of yours, the one who complains that they can’t find any good Mexican and/or South American food in the Hudson Valley needs to set aside a day and get acquainted with the many outstanding Hispanic restaurants and markets of Broadway in Newburgh. Trying to pick the “best” one is a fool’s errand, but you could spend a very happy day at the corner of South Robinson and Broadway, bouncing back and forth between Los Portales and Machu Picchu before loading up on ingredients at Paulita’s Market and heading home. There’s no reason to grill out in your backyard this summer. Instead, head to the Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point in New Windsor. This riverside park offers plenty of grills, picnic tables, great places to fish and crab, hiking, a small beach, a playground, and stunning views of the Hudson Highlands gorge.

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Lucille Ball made her stage debut in 1941 at Newburgh’s Ritz Theater, headlining a new vaudeville act. Although Ball was already a veteran of radio and film, she was terrified about performing in front of a live audience. She needn’t have worried— the evening was a success and laid the groundwork for “I Love Lucy.” The theater itself is in the process of raising funds for a full restoration, and currently hosts concerts in the lobby. It’s fitting that one of television’s most beloved shows got its start in Newburgh: The city was an early test market for RCA when they first started selling TVs, making them one of the first cities in America to have access to television. The citizens of Newburgh were used to being trailblazers. The city was also home to the first of Thomas Edison’s power plants, making it the first fully electrified city in the world. New York City’s Central Park isn’t the only park designed by Olmsted and Vaux. At the end of the 19th Century, the two designed Downing Park in downtown Newburgh, named after their mentor Andrew Jackson Downing, a native of Newburgh. Visiting West Point is a bit tricky for obvious security reasons. The campus is only open to the public for events such as concerts, sporting events, and bus tours. But the West Point Museum is free and open to the general public. It houses one of the most impressive collections of military artifacts in the world. Anyone interested in purchasing and renovating a house in Newburgh should be familiar with the blog Newburgh Restoration, an invaluable source for finding out what historic buildings are on the market. More than a real estate blog, the site also covers new businesses, the burgeoning arts scene, community events, urban planning, and anything else positive going on in the city. Cornwall Landing is one of the best places to launch a kayak on the Hudson River. Don’t have your own kayak? Storm King Adventure Tours in Cornwall-on-Hudson not only rents them, but leads kayak tours of Bannerman’s Castle and the Moodna Creek Marsh as well.

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age Newkirk grew up Presbyterian and “casually went to church here and there.” Her husband, Joseph Newkirk, was never a churchgoer. “We’re not very religious,” Newkirk says. When the Kingston residents became parents, they knew a traditional baptism or christening would not reflect their own values and beliefs, but they still desired to welcome their son, Garrett (now age 7), and daughter, Mackenzie (now age 2), into the world in a special way. “We wanted a gathering of family and friends to honor our children,” Newkirk says. “We had people in mind that we wanted to mark as their godparents, to be deeply involved in their lives.” The Newkirks found Jeanne Stark of Hudson Valley Ceremonies by searching online. Stark, an ordained wedding officiant, also performs baby blessings. “She did a custom ceremony for us right in our living room,” Newkirk says. The parents picked and chose the elements they liked best from a handful of sample ceremonies. Stark also asked them questions about their families. The


resulting baby blessings featured godparents, the honoring of grandparents and great-grandparents, the lighting of candles, and anointing the babies with water—elements of a more traditional religious ceremony performed in a secular way. Like the Newkirks, a growing number of parents—who are religiously unaffiliated or have a blended cultural/religious household—might shy away from a more traditional baptism (Christian) or bris (Jewish circumcision ceremony for eight-day-old boys), but still want to commemorate their children’s birth before a group of family and friends. They are turning to nondenominational officiants for baby blessings, naming ceremonies, spiritual welcoming ceremonies, and baby dedication ceremonies. “Having children makes people care more about deep issues,” says Christopher White, associate professor of Religion in America at Vassar College. “It’s a sacred, profound, powerful thing, whatever you call yourself religiously.” If there is an uptick in such celebrations, they can be linked in part to the increase of Americans who describe themselves as spiritual rather than

religious, White says. “It’s the rise of the so-called religious ‘Nones’—those that say, ‘I am not a member of any religious community,’” he says. “What those people believe is another story.” One-fifth of the US public—and a third of adults under 30—are religiously unaffiliated today. However, a 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project, conducted jointly with PBS’s “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly,” found that many of the country’s 46 million unaffiliated adults still connect to the religious or spiritual in some way. Two-thirds of the Nones said they believe in God (68 percent). More than half said they often feel a deep connection with nature and the earth (58 percent), while more than a third classified themselves as “spiritual” but not “religious” (37 percent). One in five (21 percent) religiously unaffiliated adults said they pray every day. Christopher and Jessica Griswold, who are among the unaffiliated describing themselves as “more spiritual than religious,” wanted to celebrate the sacredness of the birth of their son, Jaxon. “It kind of felt empty without having some kind of ceremony that marked his coming into the world,” says Jessica Griswold, who received Roman Catholic sacraments during childhood and adolescence. Her desire for a ceremony is not surprising, says White. “When you have kids you fall into patterns that you experienced when you were a kid,” he says. Christopher Griswold was skeptical when Jessica brought up the idea of a christening for Jaxon. “I said, ‘You know we’re not typical traditional people,’” he recalls. The couple turned to the Right Rev. Stuart B. Chernoff, also known as musician Studio Stu, to lead a nondenominational baby blessing ceremony instead. Chernoff is an ordained spiritual humanist cleric who officiated at the couple’s wedding ceremony in Harriman State Park. “It’s not that I don’t believe in something, some sort of spiritual presence,” Jessica says. “I just don’t believe in a different god for every religion, or in a lot of the rules that come with churches.” The new parents were thrilled when Chernoff agreed to drive to their home in Centereach, Long Island, so they could have Jaxon’s blessing in their backyard. “I create a ceremony based on the parents’ beliefs,” Chernoff says. “I don’t think anyone should say something they don’t believe in.” The officiant, who describes many of his clients as “more of the earth,” says his ceremonies are often inspired by Celtic and pagan practices. “But it doesn’t matter if somebody wants a more Christian or Jewish ceremony or an earthbound thing—I really gear it toward the individual.” Most traditional baptisms involve water, which many of Chernoff’s clients request, he says. “So we often use the element of water—touch the hands, touch the heart, touch the feet,” he says. “And there’s specific invocations for each of those.” Like Chernoff’s ceremonies, water is commonly used in baby blessings officiated by Rhianna Mirabello, owner of Dreaming Goddess in Poughkeepsie. “Water is cleansing and healing, although I don’t ascribe to the ‘cleansing of original sin piece,’” Mirabello says, noting the Christian rationale for baptism. “To bless and anoint with water is a powerful thing.” One family used Hudson River water in their baby’s ceremony. “I discussed the qualities of the river—that it flows both ways—and I recited the Native American name for the river, Mahicantuck,” Mirabello says. A common thread among the “really personal” ceremonies at which she officiates is the desire of parents to include family and friends in the bestowing of prayers and blessings over the honoree, Mirabello says. “It’s that idea of children entering into their tribe,” she says. One ceremony focused on the stone jade to honor the name of the baby being blessed. Family members passed around a jade necklace and said prayers into the stone for Baby Jade. The necklace was gifted to her to be worn when she got older. The milestones of marriage, having children, and becoming part of a community—typically reached by the mid-40s—historically meant an increase in religious identification. “It’s kind of the old conventional wisdom that people become more religious as they get older,” White says. But according to a 2012 Trinity College study, the percentage of Generation X-ers who are self-proclaimed religious Nones increased from 11 percent to 16 percent between 1990 and 2008, an apparent shift away from the conventional. Kingston resident Ann Marie Woolsey-Johnson and her husband, Lionel













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Johnson, describe themselves as agnostic. “We try to honor the spiritual,” Woolsey-Johnson wrote in an e-mail interview. The couple decided to have a blessing for their daughter, Sabine. “It was part superstition, part wanting to honor and acknowledge this wonderful new little addition to our family,” wrote Woolsey-Johnson, who was baptized a Roman Catholic. Sabine was surrounded by family and some friends for the unscripted ceremony led by Lionel’s aunt, an African Methodist Episcopal minister. “She gave Sabine a very informal blessing on her first birthday,” Woolsey-Johnson wrote. Many X-ers are the first generation to identify as religiously unaffiliated, which can make for some delicate conversations with more traditional, older family members. “My maternal grandparents had some issues with us not having a Catholic church ceremony,” WoolseyJohnson wrote. An increase in marriages between spouses of a different race or ethnicity from one another may also contribute to couples’ decisions to celebrate a new child differently from their parents or grandparents, says White, the Vassar professor. About 15 percent of all new nuptials in the United States in 2010 were intermarriages, more than double the share in 1980, according to a 2012 report from the Social & Demographic Trends project of the Pew Research Center. The numbers of interfaith couples in America have also increased, White says, and as new parents they might choose to borrow from another culture’s traditions as a way to keep things neutral. The Korean Baek-il (100th-day celebration), for example, includes prayers of thanks, wealth, longevity, and luck for the child as well as the sharing of red bean rice cakes by 100 family, friends, and neighbors. “The wife was raised in a Jewish context, the husband was raised Catholic, they’re both secular, what are they going to do?” White says hypothetically. “Hey, let’s try this Korean ceremony.” The rise of “Nones” coincides with the rise of “spiritual shoppers,” he says. “You also see people mixing and matching a lot—‘I’m really interested in Buddhist meditation; I do yoga once a week.’” White, who is a member of the Bahá’í faith, was named godfather of the child of his friends, who are Catholic. “The godparent traditionally is in charge of the religious upbringing of the child. I’m not even Catholic,” he says. Religious or not, having children evokes powerful feelings. “The inherent sacred quality of that—people want to mark that,” White says.

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Block Island Bicyclist, Kathryn Freeman, oil on panel, 20” x 24” Kathryn Freeman oil paintings will be on display at the Gallery on the Green in Pawling through June 14.


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Gathering in a Park, Clarence Kerr Chatterton oil on canvas, 1914 From the exhibition “Mastering Light: From the Natural to the Artificial,” at the Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar through June 29.

510 WARREN ST GALLERY 510 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 822-0510. “June Invitational.” Paintings by four new artists. Through June 30.

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ALBERT SHAHINAIN FINE ART GALLERY 22 EAST MARKET STREET SUITE 301, RHINEBECK 876-7578. Collector’s Exhibition. Through June 30.

ANN STREET GALLERY 104 ANN STREET, NEWBURGH 784-1146. “Experiences of War: An Artist View.” Personal narratives and artistic representations created by veteran and civilian artists. Through June 14.

ARTS SOCIETY OF KINGSTON (ASK) 97 BROADWAY, KINGSTON 338-0331. Melita Greeleaf solo show. June 7-28. Opening reception June 7, 5pm-8pm.

ARTSPACE 71 PALATINE ROAD, GERMANTOWN. Works by Dawn Breeze, Interdisciplinary Artist. Through June 15.

ASHOKAN CENTER 477 BEAVERKILL ROAD, OLIVEBRIDGE 657-8333. Woodstock School of Art Student Exhibit. Through June 22.

BARBARA PREY GALLERY 71 SPRING STREET, WILLIAMSTOWN, MA 516-922-7146. “The Art of Diplomacy.” The exhibition is curated by the artist herself, and reflects upon her diplomatic art career and the legacy she has created through her participation in United States Art in Embassies Program. June 1-July 31.

BARD COLLEGE : CCS BARD GALLERIES PO BOX 5000, ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON 758-7598. “Anne Collier.” June 28-Sept. 21. “Amy Sillman: one lump or two.” June 28-Sept. 21. Opening reception for both shows, June 28, 1pm-4pm.

BARRETT ART CENTER 55 NOXON STREET, POUGHKEEPSIE 471-2550. “Photowork ‘14 National Juried Photography Show.” Juried by Karen Haas, the Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This exhibition brings together photographers from across the country with artists from 30 to 40 states represented each year. June 14-July 12.

BEACON 3D 164 MAIN STREET, BEACON. Beacon 3D. The work of 12 sculptors exhibited in this year’s public outdoor sculpture event. Through October 15.

BEACON ARTIST UNION 506 MAIN STREET, BEACON 222-0177. “The Aquatic Life.” Carla Goldberg. June 14-July 6.

BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS 200 HURD ROAD, BETHEL 454-3388. “America Meets the Beatles!” Unseen photos of the Fab Four’s first U.S. visit by LIFE photographer Bill Eppridge & Beatlemania Memorabilia from the Rod Mandeville Collection. Through August 17.



622 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-1915. “Nurture Nature.” Works by Jeff Briggs, Jerry Freedner, and Kim McLean. June 5-July 13. Opening reception June 7, 5pm-8pm.


59 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-9957. “Photography Now 2014.” Curated by Julie Grahame, eight artists from around the world unveil “twisted” photography at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Also, a reception for Nick Albertson’s commentary on consumerism “One Hundred Count.” Click to view a slideshow of the exhibit. Through June 15.


209 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 671-6213. “Streets of Hudson.” Favorite views of the streets of Hudson: Architecture, streets, or special events in any medium that reflects the tapestry of this lively urban gem. Through July 12.


4400 ROUTE 23, HUDSON (518) 828-1481. Black and White Photographs by Jerry Miller. Through June 26.


114 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 697.0266. Aline Smithson, Meg Birnbaum with Portfolios by Caleb Cole & Susan Copich. Through June 22.


128 CANAL ST. TOWN OF ESOPUS LIBRARY, PORT EWEN 338-5580. Naoko Oshima, Mixed Media. June 7-28. Opening reception June 7, 5pm-8pm.


105 SOUTH DIVISION STREET, PEEKSKILL (914) 734-1894. “Light, Dark..In, Out.” Mixed media work by Lana Yu. June 5-29. Opening reception June 14, 1pm-5pm.


143 MAIN ST, BEACON 765-2199. “War and Memory.” Eleven internationally accomplished photojournalists join 11 military veterans to combine art and photography. Through July 26.


63 MAIN STREET, KINGSTON 339-0720. “Kingston: The IBM Years.” Photos, recollections, and machines spotlight computer giant’s 40-year presence. Through October 31.


12 TANNERY BROOK ROAD, WOODSTOCK 679-0027. New Photographs by Kim Kauffman and Paintings by Lila Bacon. Opening reception is happening at our new second location at 17 Cricket Ridge Road in Bearsville. Through July 27.


66 MAIN STREET, COLD SPRING 809-5838. “Fashion as Art II.” Gallery exhibition of fashion-inspired art by high school and college students, as well as regional artists, curated by Kelly Cutrone. June 6-27. Opening reception June 6, 6pm-9pm.


23 GARRISON’S LANDING, GARRISON 424-3960. “50/50 Exhibition.” Lisa Knaus’s distinctive wheel-thrown cups and in the adjacent gallery a collaborative installation by more than 100 area artists. Through June 22.

43 EAST MARKET STREET, RHINEBECK 516-4435. “Topographies: Mapping History & Time.” Featuring works by Kate Katomski & Joanne Lobotsky. June 7-July 7. Opening reception June 7, 6pm-8pm.




3 UPPER BYRDCLIFFE WAY, WOODSTOCK 845 679 2079. “Katharine L. McKenna: American Painter.” June 13-July 27. Opening reception June 13, 4pm-6pm.


1701 MAIN STREET, PEEKSKILL (914) 788-0100. “In the Garden of Sonic Delights.” June 7-November 2. Opening reception June 8, 5pm-7pm.

81 PARTITION STREET, SAUGERTIES (347) 387-3212. Mara Held and Margit Lewczuk. June 6-13. Opening reception June 6, 6pm-9pm.

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196 MAIN STREET, SAUGERTIES 917-496-8216. “Intimate Works On Paper: Juried Art Show.” A variety of works by artists working in book arts, printmaking, photography, paper arts and prints, letterpress broadsides drawing and mixed media. Through June 22.

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362 1/2 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-5907. “Season Opens Group Show.” The season opens with Lois Dickson, Paintings, in Main Gallery, Lisa Sanders in sculpture garden, William Stone, Reginald Madison, Alison Fox, and Alison Hall in the Carriage House. Through June 15.


SUNY ORANGE, NEWBURGH 431-9386. “Artists of Excellence.” Local sculptors Barbara Bonham and Stuart Sachs. Wednesday, June 25.

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94 BROADWAY, NEWBURGH 569-4997. “Photography as Fine Art.” Creative photography by Tom Doyle and Mel Kleiman. June 5-July 31. Opening reception June 28, 1pm-4pm.


103 ABEEL STREET, KINGSTON KMOCA.ORG. “Smoke Without Mirrors.” New Work from Steve Derrickson and Dennis Adams. June 7-28. Opening reception June 7, 5pm-8pm.


34 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2079. “Mike + Doug Starn: Bambú Shots.” Renowned photographers whose work addresses concepts of permanence versus fragility, growth and decay, and the effect of time on vitality. June 6-July 13. Closing reception July 12, 4pm-6pm.


350 MAIN STREET, CATSKILL (518) 943-2189. “Deeply Rooted.” Focus on the interpretive process and individual expression that becomes a work of art. Raymond J. Steiner and Patrick Milbourn. June 7-July 6. Opening reception June 7, 6pm-8pm.


464 MAIN STREET, BEACON 440-7901. “A Habitation and a Name.” Krista Svalbonas. June 14-July 6. Opening reception June 14, 6pm-9pm.


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131 MILLBROOK SCHOOL ROAD, MILLBROOK 677-8261. “The Space Within, the Life and Works of Frank Lloyd Wright.” Through June 16.


48 MAIN STREET, MILLERTON THEMOVIEHOUSE.NET. “Organic: The Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley.” Photographs by Francesco Mastalia. Through July 31.


9 ROUTE 183, STOCKBRIDGE, MA (413) 298-4100. “Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman.” Through June 15.


639 ALBANY TURNPIKE ROAD, OLD CHATHAM (518) 794-6227. Opening Reception for Artist Barbara Willner. Through July 2.


475 ABEEL STREET, KINGSTON 338-2035. “Always Listen to your Art: Sonic Experiments.” Sound art group show. June 7-28. Opening reception June 7, 6pm-8pm.


53525 STATE HIGHWAY 30, ROXBURY (607) 326-6045. “Images & Objects, Stories & Sounds.” Sculpture by Lenny Kislin and photographs by Catherine Sebastian. June 7-29. Opening reception June 7, 5pm-7pm.


PALENVILLE, NY, PALENVILLE 241-0270. Hidden Gallery Walk. The Hidden Gallery Walk will feature “pop-up” art galleries across the hamlet of Palenville. This year’s event includes shows by Woodstock tattoo artist Ed Dempsey, environmental artist Hillary Fayle, and tin-typist Craig Barber. Information and maps will be distributed at the intersection of Routes 32A and 23A. Saturday, June 21, 12-6pm and Sunday, June 22, 12-6pm.

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3670 MAIN ST., STONE RIDGE PSPACE209@GMAIL.COM. “Abstraction Abound.” Presenting the work of four contemporary artists: Ivy Dachman, Tatana Kellner, Michael Norton and Susan Ross Along His Own Lines: A Retrospective of New York Realist Eugene Speicher, the exhibit explores the space between abstraction and representation. Through June 22.


NORTH BROADWAY, RED HOOK 8457586575. “Landscape Interpretations: Past, Present and Possible.” Through June 22.


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172 MAIN STREET, BEACON 838-2880. “What Woman Want.” Paintings by Stacie Flint. Her colorful, joyfully quirky oil paintings of what women love is inspired by her life, imagination and her many women friends with their flowers, pets and families. Through June 8.


9091 ROUTE 22, HILLSDALE (518) 325-4101. “Aunt Ann Goes Fishing.” A unique sculptural installation by Spencertown artist Linda Horn. Through June 7.


111 BROADWAY, NEWBURGH 562-6940. Works by Artist Bruno Krauchthaler. Through March 31, 2015.


1 HAWK DRIVE, NEW PALTZ NEWPALTZ.EDU/MUSEUM. “Along His Own Lines: A Retrospective of New York Realist Eugene Speicher.” Through July 13. “Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artsts 2014.” June 21-November 9.


790 ROUTE 203, SPENCERTOWN (518) 392-3693. “Off the Beaten Path: Prints by J. Ann Eldridge and Photographs by Bill Duffy.” Through June 22.


6043 ROUTE 82, STANFORDVILLE. Creative Crossroads Presents The Shakers. By Kenro and Yumiko Izu. The Exhibition will feature a collection of photographs by the Rhinebeck-based duo that capture Shaker furniture and interiors shot at the Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, MA. The Lumina Edition prints are made of archival pigment on acid-free rag paper, printed in the Izu’s Rhinebeck studio. June 20-22, 12-5pm.

STOREFRONT GALLERY 93 BROADWAY, KINGSTON THESTOREFRONTGALLERY.COM. “Shelfies.”Jim Fawcett’s exotic wood shelf creations. June 7-28. Opening reception June 7, 5pm-8pm.

SWEET FILLINGS CAFE 18 WEST MAIN STREET, GOSHEN 615-9135. St. James Camera Club Photography Show. June 1-30. Opening reception June 7, 3pm-6pm.

THE CHATHAM BOOKSTORE 27 MAIN STREET, CHATHAM 518-392-3005. “Artist Martina Muller: Wind & Water.” Martina Angela Muller is a visual artist practicing in a number of fields- this show exhibits paintings. Through June 29.

THE GALLERY AT ORMC 707 EAST MAIN STREET, MIDDLETOWN 8453331000. “Layers: Laura Breitman, Jonathan Talbot, Lisa Zukowski.” Three Warwick artists who explore collage in paper, textile, encaustic, and paint. June 13- July 30. Opening reception June 13, 4pm-6pm.

THE OPEN STUDIO 402 MAIN STREET, CATSKILL 518-943-0180. “New Offspring.” Kachina-inspired cloth dolls by Julie Chase and hand built ceramic creatures by Dina Bursztyn. Through June 30.

THE WASSAIC PROJECT 37 FURNACE BANK ROAD, WASSAIC (347) 815-0783. “Seeing the Sky.” Summer exhibition speaks about how artists explore, examine, and work within their environments. Considering the wonders that are most familiar to all of us, this year’s show asks viewers to pause and evaluate the overlooked and fascinating in their own lives. June 15-Sept 1.


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BENNINGTON MUSEUM 75 Main Street Bennington, Vermont benningtonmuseum.org 802.447.1571 20 minutes from The Clark, 30 minutes from Mass MoCA Erastus Salisbury Field (1805-1900), Luman Preston Norton, c.1840 (detail), Bennington Museum Collection: Alice Neel (1900-1984), Jenny Brand, 1969 (detail), ©Estate of Alice Neel, Brand Family Collection



149 MAIN STREET, BEACON (917) 318-2239. “Opening the Circle.” Recent paintings and drawings by Thomas Huber. Through June 8.

THOMAS COLE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 218 SPRING STREET, CATSKILL 518-943-7465. “Thomas Cole & Frederic Church: Master, Mentor, Master.” Through November 2.

THOMPSON GIROUX GALLERY 57 MAIN STREET, CHATHAM (518) 392-3336. “As Above So Below.” Featuring the work of Peter Acheson, Martha Lloyd, Tony Martin, and Larry Webb. Through June 15.

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TIVOLI ARTISTS GALLERY 60 BROADWAY, TIVOLI 845 757 2667. “Trio.” Featuring the work of Diane Bauer, Marie Cole and Susan Picard. Through June 22. 415 MAIN STREET, ROSENDALE 658-4136. New Works by Amber Kelly. Nighttime scenes of Rosendale. June 5-July 30. Opening reception June 5, 5:30pm-7pm.



11 INTERLAKEN ROAD, LAKEVILLE, CONNECTICUT, USA (860) 435-4423. Recent Paintings and Drawings by Thomas Huber. Simon Blackmore makes performance-based sculptures and installations using sound and custom-made technology, both as a solo artist and with the artist collective Owl Project. Through June 5.

UNFRAMED ARTIST GALLERY 173 HUGUENOT STREET, NEW PALTZ, 12561. Luminous Hudson Valley. June 21-August 10. Opening reception June 21, 4pm-7pm.

UNISON 68 MOUNTAIN REST ROAD, NEW PALTZ 255-1559. Michael Gold: Keepers. Photography exhibit. June 8-29. Opening reception June 8, 4pm-6pm.

VALLEY VARIETY 705 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-0033. “I Feel Lucky.” Frank Yamrus. June 4-July 6. Reception June 21, 6pm-9pm.

VARGA GALLERY & STUDIO 130 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-4005. VARGA Gallery Season 2014 Opening Exhibit. Thorneater, Big Jess of Montana, Kelli Bickman, Cindy Hoose, and Lari Lang. Through June 15. Closing reception June 14, 3pm-5pm.

VASSAR COLLEGE: THE FRANCES LEHMAN LOEB ART CENTER 124 RAYMOND AVENUE, POUGHKEEPSIE 437-5632. “Mastering Light: From the Natural to the Artificial.” A first-of-its-kind exhibition that explores artistic responses to light by European and American artists over four centuries. Through June 11.

WILDERSTEIN PRESERVATION 330 MORTON ROAD, RHINEBECK 876-4818. “Wilderstein & The White House: Fascinating Connections Between the Estate and U.S. Presidents.” Through October 31.

opening reception: 2nd Saturday June 14th 6-9pm show dates: June 14th - July 6th. 12-6pm

THE WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART 15 LAWRENCE HALL DR., WILLIAMSTOWN, MA (413) 597-3055. “Mitchell, Benglis, Wilke.” Three women artists approach abstraction from different angles. On view are a monumental oil on canvas painting, a floor piece of multi-colored industrial latex poured and congealed, and nine wall-mounted latex forms, folded and snapped into shape. free. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm.

WIRED GALLERY 11 MOHONK ROAD, HIGH FALLS (682) 564-5613. “First Generation.” Works by 13 foreign-born artists based in mid-Hudson Valley. With solo show by Mary Anne Erickson, “Vanishing Roadside.”. Through July 13.


The Life Aquatic A Solo Exhibition of Sculptural Drawings at bau Gallery

WOODSTOCK ARTISTS ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM 28 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2940. “Her Many Facets: Portrayals Of Women From The Permanent Collection.” A selection of paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture by Woodstock artists. Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays.

WOODSTOCK BYRDCLIFFE GUILD 34 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2079. Artists Studio Visits. Featuring Judy Pfaff, Heather Hutchison, Donald Elder, and more. Call for times. $50. Saturday, June 7.

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Rainbow Stage at Clearwater Festival

Solar Vortex 2014 Summer Music Festivals By Peter Aaron “Chewing out a rhythm on my bubble gum / The sun is out and I want some.” —The Ramones, 1977 After the winter of 2014, it’s safe to say that most of us in the Northeast will shed no tears if we never hear the term “polar vortex” again. In fact, after such a brutal season we pretty much deserve a summer annex—say, an extra 80-degree stretch through September, October, and November. Is that too much to ask? Come on now, Great Weather Spirit, fair is fair. While that’s being pondered, Chronogram would like to once again welcome you to our yearly curated survey of the Hudson Valley region’s most happening summer music festivals. So check the list below, pack a cooler, roll up a lawn blanket, put some gas (or biofuel) in the tank, and hit the road to take in some of our outdoor-leaning menu’s varied and delightful musical events. The sun is finally out, and so are the sounds. Go get some. Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (June 21-22) With the passing of its cofounder Pete Seeger since last year’s music festival spread, it seems only fitting to open with the 48th edition of his beloved Clearwater Festival at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson. Alongside the 54 MUSIC CHRONOGRAM 6/14

recurring bonhomie, family fun, and social and environmental consciousnessraising, this one certainly does Pete proud with its lineup: Lucinda Williams, Rufus Wainwright, Puss N Boots (featuring Norah Jones), Richard Thompson, moe.acoustic, the Mavericks,Tom Paxton, Jake Shimabukuro, David Bromberg, Dar Williams, Bettye Lavette, Lake Street Dive, and more. Clearwaterfestival.org Bard Music Festival/Bard SummerScape (June 27-August 17) Further up river is this revered classical/arts celebration at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. For its 25th year the theme is “Schubert and His World,” which examines the life and music of Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and his Austro-German Romantic milieu with concerts, discussions, and more. Highlights: the Trisha Brown Dance Company’s “Proscenium Works: 1979–2011” (June 27-28), the first US revival in 100 years of Carl Maria von Weber’s opera “Euryanthe” (July 25, 27, 30 and August 1 and 3), Schubert’s rarely performed opera “Fierrebras” (August 17), the world premiere theater production of “Love in the Wars,” based on Heinrich von Kleist’s Penthesilea (July 10 and 20), and a film series. The Spiegeltent has music, cabaret, and dining. Fishercenter.bard.edu

Belleayre Music Festival (July 5-August 30) Back on top at the Belleayre Mountain ski resort in Highmount is the return of the Belleayre Music Festival. With a truly stunning outdoor setting (lawn and pavilion seating are available), this season’s series is short but fully packed. It kicks off with the Belleayre Festival Orchestra performing “The Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony” (July 5) and continues with Buddy Guy (July 11), Gaetano Donizetti’s opera “Lucia de Lammermoor” (July 26), the Django Reinhardt Festival All-Stars (August 1), jazz greats the Cookers (August 2), music of Mexico from Alberto Solis and Gil Gutierrez featuring Bob Stern (August 7), Brazilian and Cuban sounds by Romero Lubambo’s Quintet (August 9), the Hold Steady (August 30), and more. Belleayremusic.org Festival of the Arts at Mohonk Mountain House (July 6-August 22) Like the Bard festival, this lovingly programmed New Paltz series turns 25 this summer. Held at the 145-year-old Mohonk Mountain House, it offers “dozens of music, drama, and dance performances from classical to contemporary, including annual favorites to innovative newcomers.” Festival events take place in the historic resort’s large 1899 Victorian parlor, and in addition to many others include Grammy-nominated folk rock duo Trout Fishing in America (July 18), Syncopated City Dance Company (July 27), the Vanaver Caravan celebrating Pete Seeger (August 7), Dick Cavett and John Cunningham (August 11), cabaret performer Lauren Fox (August 17), and Natalie Merchant (August 22). Mohonk.com Hudson Project (July 11-13) Here’s to the new blood—and what sweet blood it is. This three-day, camperfriendly convergence makes its debut next month atWinston Farm in Saugerties (the site of the Woodstock ’94 festival), bringing four stages plus a fifth live performance space, interactive art installations, carnival rides, a game center, and food and drinks. And check out this lineup: the Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Kendrick Lamar, Bassnectar, Moby, Dr. Dog, Big Gigantic, Nightmares on Wax, Cults, ST69, Flying Lotus, Marco Benevento Trio, Atmosphere, Matt & Kim, !!!, Excision, Holy Ghost, and too many more. Additionally, there will be special art installations and an arts and crafts bazaar. Hudsonmusicproject.com Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (July 17-20) Rightly touted as “a Who’s Who of bluegrass in the Catskill Mountains,” this long-running and always reliable hoedown relocated to Oak Hill a few years back and hasn’t missed a beat, firmly retaining its mantle as one of the most popular roots music events in the Northeast.This year’s bill boasts the reunited Nickel Creek, the Del McCoury Band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Gibson Brothers, Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott, Aoife O’Donovan, Claire Lynch, Della Mae, Balsam Range, KellerWilliams with the Travelin’ McCourys, and lots more to be announced. Camping, multiple stages, “jamming tents,” raffles, and the Bluegrass Academy for Kids further make Grey Fox an absolute must. Greyfoxbluegrass.com. Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (July 26-August 2) The storied and boldly adventurous festival dedicated to forward-looking contemporary music returns once again to the experimental environs of Mass MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. The revelatory artist program spans three weeks that include daily gallery recitals and focuses its last eight days in residence to present three major concerts with special guests that include composer Steve Reich, Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, and Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, culminating finally with the six-hour, 50-plus-musician Bang on a Can Marathon performance. This year’s marathon segment includes chamber music by Kotche and a new work by Reich that remixes Radiohead songs. Massmoca.org Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice (July 30-August 3) You’ve got to love this imagery from the mission statement of this young (four years) but rapidly growing festival: “Visitors stroll from venue to venue enjoying the lovely stores and restaurants on [Phoenicia’s] Main Street while breathing the pure mountain air, and listen to vocal music in its highest form in

the heart of the Catskills.” Styles stretch from opera to gospel, Baroque, sacred, choral, world music, Broadway, and new music; lectures and storytelling are also on the roster. This year has opera stars Brian Asawa, Aaron Blake, Kelli Butler, Maria Helena De Oliveira, Darik Knutsen, Toby Newman, Bradley Smoak, and Christopher Sokolowski, plus the Cambridge Chamber Singers performing music of the Spanish Renaissance and more. Phoeniciavoicefest.org Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (August 1-3) Founded in 1988, Falcon Ridge is the seasonal bookend to its likewise venerable and folk roots-oriented cousin, Grey Fox (see above). At Dodds Farm in Hillsdale, the multiple-stage gala offers camping and dozens of vendors, and has drawn upward of 15,000 during its traditional early August run. The main stage features headline acts and an all-star song-swap session, plus a yearly showcase series of 20 to 30 new or up-and-coming artists on the opening afternoon. 2014 performers include Tom Paxton, John Gorka, the Horse Flies, Aoife O’Donovan, the Boxcar Lilies, Christine Lavin and Don White, the Clayfoot Strutters, Cheryl Wheeler, the Grand Slambovians, Spuyten Dyvil, and others. Falconridgefolk.com Reggae ’Ting (August 2) Another new entry to the festival fray is this intriguing all-day reggae round-up at Dairy Field in the rural Delaware County hamlet of Bloomville. Promoters promise a rundown of stylistic variants encompassing roots reggae, ska, rocksteady, mento, and lovers rock. Acts slated to appear include Sammy Dread, Ed Robinson, Junie Ranks, Michael Palmer, and Bombmob Electrodub, plus others to be announced. DJs Queen Tubby and Sir Walford will spin the rub-a-dub between live sets, and authentic Jamaican food—jerk meats, roasted yams and corn, coconut water, rum punch—will be on hand as well. As none other than Mr. Bob Marley himself was known to say, “Stir it up!” Dia-inc.com

Of Note Nearby Mountain Jam (June 5-8) Allman Brothers Band, Bob Weir and Rat Dog, Umphrey’s McGee, Avett Brothers, Government Mule, Jeff Tweedy, and more at Hunter Mountain. Mountainjam.com Spring for Sound (June 7) Nice Ones,Take One Car, Lespecial, Light Bright, Kyles, Joint Chiefs, Wooden Nickel, and more in Millerton. Neccmillerton.org Maverick Concerts (June 21-September 7) Shanghai Quartet, Calder Quartet, Harlem String Quartet, Zuill Bailey, Fred Hersch, Trio Solisti, Happy Traum, and more in Woodstock. Maverickconcerts.org Freihofer’s Jazz Festival (June 28-29) Earth, Wind & Fire, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Terence Blanchard, Trombone Shorty, Eddie Palmieri, Patti Austin, Dave Holland, and more in Saratoga. Spac.org Tanglewood Music Festival (June 28-August 30) Boston Symphony Orchestra, James Taylor,Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Jason Alexander, Joshua Bell, Garrison Keillor, NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!,” and more in Lenox, Massachusetts. Bso.org Green River Festival (July 12-13) Dirty Dozen Brass Band, James Hunter, Trampled by Turtles, Lucius, Josh Ritter, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Dave and Phil Alvin, and more in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Greenriverfestival.com



Handpicked by music editor Peter Aaron for your listening pleasure.


ZVULOON DUB SYSTEM June 12. This exotic, multicultural reggae Israeli outfit gives new meaning to the lyric “Do you remember Zion?” According to Zvuloon Dub System’s bio, the band’s Ethiopian-born lead singer Gili Yalo, “walked through the desert at age four on an exhausting journey with his family to the Promised Land—Israel.” The eight-member band was formed in 2006 and has since emerged as that nation’s leading world-reggae act, with a soulful, laidback, and highly danceable sound bearing influences that range from old-school roots reggae to Ethiopian jazz, 1970s rare-groove funk and soul, and Israeli Mizrahi music—a sound the group brings to the Bearsville Theater this month. With Bombmob. (NRBQ and the Whole Wheat Horns heat up June 15; Richard Thompson visits June 28.) 7pm. $20, $30. Bearsville. (845) 679-4406; Bearsvilletheater.com.

JOHN ABERCROMBIE TRIO June 7. Few have done as much to blaze the trail of modern jazz guitar as John Abercrombie. At the head of the fusion epoch, he was crucial to developing the ECM label’s signature “chamber jazz” sound and worked with Jan Hammer and alongside the Brecker brothers and Billy Cobham in the band Dreams. But his signature Middle Eastern folk-andpsychedelic rock-infused style really comes to the fore with Gateway, his recurring trio with locals Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland. It’s with a newer trio—this one with drummer Bob Meyer and bassist Drew Gress—that Abercrombie here returns to the Rosendale Cafe. Minds will be blown. (Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones juke it up June 21; Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo, Bucky Pizarelli, and Ed Laub pick June 28.) 8pm. $15, $20. Rosendale. (845) 658-9048; Rosendalecafe.com.

LIV CARROW/BRANDON SCHMITT RECORD RELEASE June 27. Tivoli townie and singer-songwriter Liv Carrow has long been one of the backbone mainstays of the Columbia County music scene, both for her solo work and as a member of alt.Americana trio Pocatello. For this double-header album release at the cozy Traghaven Whiskey Pub (formerly the Black Swan), Carrow celebrates the dropping of Pile of Needles, her brand-spankin’ new album on Philadelphia label Single Girl/Married Girl. Also perform to hype some new product is another Upstate tunesmith, Brandon Schmitt, whose Blood Red Blues is likewise newly out this month. 9pm. $5. Tivoli. (518) 757-7377; Traghavenwhiskeypub.com.

BERNARD PURDIE & FRIENDS SLOPPY SECONDS June 24. Things looked bleak for the Capital Region when its beloved rock ’n’ roll shrine Valentine’s was forced to close earlier this year. But the mood has taken a decidedly upbeat turn since that hallowed venue’s owners opened the Low Beat, which has thus far gotten across-the-board raves. Among the new club’s standout bookings for June is this one by veteran Indianapolis punk unit Sloppy Seconds, whose Ramones-rooted attack and cartoonish lyrics encompassing “pornography, classic horror movies, classic television shows, comic books, alcohol, being fat, and getting drunk” most certainly assure an evening of highquality entertainment. With Sugareater and Knyghts of Fuzz. (Wreckless Eric checks in June 14; Snowmine drifts by June 22.) 7pm. $10. Albany. (518) 432-6572; Thelowbeat.com. 56 MUSIC CHRONOGRAM 6/14

June 28. Easily one of the greatest drummers in the realms of soul, R&B, funk, pop, and jazz, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie is also one of the most recorded musicians of all time: As of this writing, the Maryland-born percussionist has played on over 3,000 albums. Purdie, who leads this date at the Falcon, has laid down the beat for, among endless others, Louis Armstrong, James Brown, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Joe Cocker, King Curtis, Isaac Hayes, B.B. King, Dizzy Gillespie, Tom Jones, and according to the drummer himself, the Beatles, on some tracks that were credited to a certain “Ringo Starr.” Hmm. Anyway, here’s your chance to get a first-hand glimpse of the man’s genius, in wonderfully close quarters. (The Taylor Eigsti jams June 8; the Jim Campilongo Trio strums June 20.) 7pm. Donation requested. Marlboro. (845) 236-7970; Liveatthefalcon.com.


For all of their harmonic and improvisational sophistication, jazz players often seem oddly complacent regarding song structure, all too willing to live within received forms that define composition as a payload of solos between heads. The average indie rock band these days seems to be thinking much harder about the shape and narrative arc of their songs, and this “get me to my solo” compositional mentality may explain some of the popular disaffection jazz has witnessed. All the more reason why It’s Not That Far by the Matthew Finck Jonathan Ball Project is such a formidable and rewarding work of serious modern jazz. Both Ball (sax) and Finck (guitar) are micro and macro composers, inventive melody writers who also display a visionary command of form and instrumental storytelling. Ball’s compositions tend toward the angular and tense, with post-bop urgency, odd phrase shapes, and acute agitations of the ensemble. Finck’s tunes—the swinging “Gentle Soul” or the lovely jazz waltz “East 86th”—play like the antidote to Ball’s, the listener’s sweet and melancholic reward for sticking with Ball’s knotty challenges. Finck is a natural songwriter, but upon closer inspection, his tunes are the most structurally ambitious, seeming almost through-composed at times. The A-list rhythm section of Adam Nussbaum (drums) and Jay Anderson (bass) commands these novel, exacting forms without a hint of strain. Legendary trumpeter Randy Brecker makes substantive contributions to three tracks. Jsballmusic.com/itsnotthatfar. —John Burdick


Songwriter and powerhouse vocalist Harry Nilsson, onetime favorite artist of both Paul McCartney and John Lennon, died in 1994, leaving behind a catalog of chart-topping pop songs, acclaimed soundtrack work, and critically lauded, off-beat collaborations. The hits—“Without You,” “Everybody’s Talkin’,” and “One” (famously covered by Three Dog Night)—remain perennials, but they only scratch the surface. This Is The Town, an immensely satisfying, 20-track Nilsson tribute, goes a long way toward broadening recognition of his lesser-known work, while also offering imaginative reinterpretations of the instantly recognizable material. This collection is the brainchild of Catskill producer Kenny Siegal (front man of Johnny Society, here covering “Mr. Richland’s Favorite Song”), and he’s curated a fine, eclectic group for the task. Langhorne Slim’s rollicking, boogie woogie “Early in the Morning” kicks things off in a primal vein, but when Jenny O performs her multi-layered rendition of the parlor-pop gem “1941,” the sly, sophisticated Nilsson universe really begins to take shape. Nilsson’s daughter Annie, who also provided the album’s cover art, delivers the mini-masterpiece “Gotta Get Up,” hewing close to her dad’s original arrangement. Rasputina’s hypnotic, fuzz-cello-heavy “Sweethaven” presents an otherworldly alternative to the original, while Tracy Bonham’s sprightly, Broadway-bound “Everybody’s Talkin’” features a surprise violin solo. Regardless of the instrumentation, everything on This is the Town, lovingly performed and produced, conveys Nilsson’s uncommon talent, gone too soon. Royalpotatofamily.com. —Robert Burke Warren


With his imposing frame and fistful of tattoos, D. James Goodwin looks like he would be more at home in the eye of a raging moshpit than the center of a psychedelic swirl. But working under the studio handle Snowflake, this inventive Woodstock multi-instrumentalist utilizes the abilities to shape-shift he’s shown while collaborating with acts as varied as Norah Jones, Murder by Death, and Devo into the creative context of his own proper artist debut, We All Grow Toward the Sea. The album was recorded in his studio, dubbed the Isokon, and one can surmise that Goodwin has spent quite an amount of time queuing up The Wizard of Oz and Dark Side of the Moon as tracks like the opening cut “Bombs” and the heady “Snakes and Spiders” explode out of the speaker box. But it’s the producer’s vibrant blend of Alan Parsons-crisp and Explosions in the Sky-crash across the remainder of the nine-song release, particularly on the lead single “Hurricane” and the major-chord majesty of “Stop Signs for the Broken Hearted,” that really places Snowflake in a breed entirely its own. Not since Todd Rundgren inhabited Mink Hollow Road has Woodstock enjoyed the kind of tuneful art rock weirdness that Snowflake snows down upon its historic landscape. Snowflakeband.com. —Ron Hart CHRONOGRAM.COM LISTEN to tracks by the bands reviewed in this issue.


Books RIDING IN CARS WITH GOD The Astonishing Beverly Donofrio By Nina Shengold Photograph by Roy Gumpel



everly Donofrio is butting heads with herself.Young Bev and Older Bev are characters in a play the bestselling memoirist is writing, and they don’t agree on much. Young Bev, a smart-girl rebel who’d probably deck you if you called her feisty, first hit the spotlight in Riding in Cars with Boys (William Morrow, 1990); a film version starred Drew Barrymore as the small-town cop’s daughter who becomes a teen mother. Older Bev hasn’t been onscreen yet, but she stars in two subsequent memoirs. In Looking for Mary (Viking, 2000), 40-year-old Donofrio starts filling her house with yard sale images of the Blessed Mother. This kitschy obsession leads the lapsed Catholic, with her journalist hat at a skeptical angle, to Bosnian pilgrimage site Medjugorge, where miracles can—and do—happen. Astonished (Viking, 2013) continues Donofrio’s spiritual quest, in the wake of a rape that shakes her to the core. It opens: “Even though I do know the important question is not why this happened to me but what I’m going to do now; and even though I was 55 and the attacker was a serial rapist in a small town, raping gringo women between 50 and 60; and even though I, along with the entire town, felt like evil had come for a visit and it was not personal; and even though this little round-faced pervert with a big-billed baseball cap woke me in the middle of the night in the middle of a deep sleep in my own bed with a knife inches from my face, I was absolutely shocked that he chose me. This was not supposed to happen; I was supposed to have escaped: I had hot flashes and liver spots and was finally in the final stretch.” Early readers told Donofrio not to open with the rape, but she shrugged them off. “I’m so direct. It’s my strength and my flaw,” she says. “It was very much going to be ‘I got raped, and this is what happened.’ It’s the inciting incident.” Donofrio recently moved into a rambling house on a Woodstock mountainside. Spring has begun to unfurl from a long brutal winter, and songbirds trill amid quince and forsythia as she bustles around her art-filled kitchen, pouring coffee and plating homemade ginger scones.Yoga-thin, with intense dark eyes and black-and-white hair twisted into a tiny ponytail, she bristles with nervous energy, worrying that the scones will be doughy inside (they’re delicious) and hovering over her sweet-faced rescue dog, Charlotte. The knotty pine walls are layered with hand-painted icons and tribal weavings, a holiday garland from India. There’s a neat desk flanked by bookshelves, but Donofrio rarely sits there. (“I have ADD,” she explains. “If it isn’t working, I move.”) At last she settles on the porch to talk about writing a life story with a compelling, improbable arc, from designated bad girl (her parents gave her the initials B.A.D.) to lay Carmelite nun. If you like your conversion stories salty with a dash of hot sauce, Donofrio is for you. If you don’t like conversion stories at all, she may still be for you. Armed with a healthy disdain for dogmatic rigidity, Donofrio gives great phrase, doesn’t stint on unflattering truths, and is funny as hell. It’s hard to resist a seeker who’s disappointed that the Trappist monk who ferries her to a retreat wears “cowboy boots and one of those jackets that looks like it’s made from a horse blanket. I’d been looking forward to the white alb with the black scapular—the long bib, front and back—the thick belt slung low, and I’m trying not to mind that the first monk on my monastery tour resembles a rancher. I resist the urge to blurt, ‘So how come you’re not in your outfit?’” Whatever Young Bev and Older Bev may think, this is unmistakably the voice of the girl who chose Mr. Wrong at 15: “Raymond was a high school dropout, his brother was a thief in jail, and his father was a Bowery bum. He needed me,” Donofrio writes in Riding in Cars. “He was lying on top of me. It was probably too late to turn back now: I had a hood for a boyfriend.” She told Ray she was pregnant at a drive-in screening of The Wild Angels. Abortion was still illegal, and he was eager to marry. But even with a son in diapers, they were teenagers, celebrating the Summer of Love in clouds of pot. When Ray became a junkie, Bev took their son Jason and left, enrolling in community college and transferring to Wesleyan University on a scholarship program. After graduating at 27, she moved to the Lower East Side with 12-year-old Jason. He played pool in corner bars after school and she went out after work, drinking Stoli and picking up men.

“That poor kid,” she says now, shaking her head. “I knew from the get-go: if I’m miserable, he’ll be miserable, too. If I’m happy, at least he has a shot. So I did what I wanted.” This parenting style took a toll on them both. “He’s resentful,” Donofrio says bluntly. “I was a nut. I cracked an egg on his head.” At 30, she crossed a street without looking both ways and was hit by a car. “I could have died. I had a teenager,” she says. It was a wake-up call for a wannabe writer who wasn’t writing. Still working a Wall Street typing job, she entered Columbia’s MFA program, where she met “a community of writers, my pack,” including mentor/hero Richard Price. When she published a Village Voice essay “about being an Italian-American feminist hippie whose father was a cop,” Price sent her to agent Gail Hochman, who gave invaluable advice on writing a book proposal (“Imagine you have five minutes to tell a garden party why they should be interested in the story of your life.”). Editor Jim Landis bought it. Riding in Cars With Boys was a breakout success, and producer James L. Brooks (Big) snapped up film rights. Donofrio dreamed of being played by Cher; director Penny Marshall favored Marisa Tomei. But after the script languished in development for 11 years, the younger Drew Barrymore landed the role. “I’m very grateful it was made. One hundred thousand people bought the book,” Donofrio says, acknowledging they’re very different animals. “But you know, it’s kind of a cult movie. Online, you see girls enacting the scene with Brittany Murphy where Drew practices telling her mother she’s pregnant. There’s a lot of truth in that movie. They took some risks. I’m happy it exists.” Young Bev was becoming Older Bev. The rift with her adult son, which haunts her in Searching for Mary, starts to heal in Astonished, as Donofrio becomes a doting grandmother to Jason’s son Zach. She’s now living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; after combing the internet for monastery retreats, she goes to bed, and is awakened at knifepoint. Donofrio doesn’t dwell on the rapist’s capture and trial. But with chilling empathy, she recalls the “lustful” feelings of power she got as a child tormenting a younger boy, concluding, “Exerting our will over others makes us feel powerful. Could the rapist have resisted the urge? Could I have?” The retreat becomes urgent, a place to pray in silence or tell her story compulsively, to learn how to heal. She visits five monasteries before choosing the Nada Hermitage in Crestone, Colorado. After telling a priest she has issues with the conservative Church, she’s moved by a line in the psalm he gives her: “’The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.’ I choke up: this is how God feels to me. And this is how I want to be.” Instead, she’s “as organized as pebbles dumped on a driveway,” with a selfish streak and snappish temper. In other words, she’s us, flawed but hopeful, and blessedly frank: “If transformation were a job, I’d be fired. I am so self-involved, I embarrass myself.” Donofrio finished writing Astonished while living with one of its most endearing characters, a wildly eccentric renegade nun named Estrella. “I never knew how I was going to come to peace with this thing that had happened,” she says. “Writing helps you make sense of it. Before I wrote Riding in CarsWith Boys, I always had this wariness around people: I’m not who you think I am—I was a teen mom, my dad was a cop. After I wrote it, I didn’t have to tell anybody anything. It’s done, it’s all out there. And now I don’t need to keep telling people about the rape anymore.” Before moving to Mexico, Donofrio had 24 rental addresses; her grandson told her she was “born on a vagrant breeze.” Now she was rootless again, house-sitting friends’ off-season beach houses. Offered yet another house-sit, she thought, “No. I have to commit to someplace and have furniture again.” That someplace was Woodstock. It seems like a perfect fit. Everything delights her: the Woodstock Writers Festival, hiking the Catskills, the eclectic spiritual community. She recently joined Clark Strand’s rosary group; “They’re all Buddhists,” she marvels. Toward the end of Astonished, Donofrio writes, “Lately, I get pleasure out of not knowing. Lately, God, who is an “it” to me, seems pure abundance; a beneficent energy, whirling, penetrating, moving everything everywhere; a wind chiming through the trees. All is well, all is well, all is well. Even when it doesn’t seem so God is lavishing us with love that’s up to us to allow.” Amen. 6/14 CHRONOGRAM BOOKS 59


Exceptional new books by Hudson Valley poets, reviewed by Lee Gould, Nina Shengold, and Pauline Uchmanowicz.


These brilliant, maddening poems deconstruct and reinvent familiar songs, riffing into the stratosphere. Fragmented lyrics run through each poem like magnets, drawing iron filings of sound to create new shapes: “Somewhere hurlers / Over the rainbow thick as pelts”; “I’m stuck in Folsom Prison opening oats and downing omnibus theologies.” A concept book can wear thin, but Ruby’s American songbook samples the DNA of everyone from Bessie Smith and Woody Guthrie to Tupac Shakur, recombining with the agile imagination that sired his genre-bending Memories, Dreams, and Inner Voices for Station Hill Press of Barrytown. Ruby’s literary mixtape insinuates itself into the reader’s experience: Maybe “O’er the ramparts bad taste and lovin’ it” really does belong in “The Star-Spangled Banner.” This land is his land. —NS


Sarah Lawrence professor McDaniel’s lavishly metaphorical, rollicking page-turner challenges— everything. Satan obeys God “with reptilian loyalty…so you (God) could hero in …” The poems turn darkly ribald as a cuckold, “binoculars / trained on a red-feathered bird,” titillates us with all his wife enjoys elsewhere. This bird, though, is the poet himself “flinging praise through the sky.” At the centerfold, the speaker of “The Keeper of the Light,” a compassionate Whitmanlike visionary, accompanies night’s inhabitants: “I read you / …chart your coordinates. Note your howls. And no, / I cannot save you… (I) sit inside this giant candle and fling thimbles of light / in your direction, whispering, I hear you, hold tight.” —LG


In a unique hybrid collection of poetry, prose, and visuals, poet-artist Shira Dentz guides us into the timeless “now” of a young woman psychologically and sexually manipulated by her 60-year-old psychotherapist. Language is continually plumbed for richer meanings. From narrative, resonating words and phrases break and recombine into lyric that evokes the broken psyche, the feverish state of trauma. “I had been woven. / seated in the maze tornado winding / back his schedule/ 6 years.” Word-art is made from individual words and phrases; “slippery slope” arranged in a series of colliding perpendiculars suggests giant Xs. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Dentz’s multilayered fractured narrative dazzles. —LG


Gretchen Primack’s third collection combines the insight of experience with the spontaneity of improvisation. The voice of the eponymous Doris, a zesty alter-ego, plays against and with that of the unidentified speaker, each yearning to fill life’s empty spaces “the cozy napped / fabric of the lungs, the heart / all the unnamed brittle gourds rattling…” Poems devoted to everyday life are anchored in physicality. “Your neck was a spoon / so I balanced it on my knee and smiled into its / wonked mirror.” At work, the exhausted clerk fills “her hand / with a shower of gold dried apricots.” Stories “cook into red marrow,” giving vitality to this wide-ranging volume from Woodstock-based Mayapple Press. —LG



In Kasey Jueds’s début collection, lyricism born of inventive syntax wedded to sharp-eyed imagery illuminates shadowy spaces where natural and domesticated worlds overlap. “First dark, then more dark / smoothed down over it,” a bat circles a bedroom ceiling. Pressed like a leaf between pages of a book’s “dark inside,” a scrap of paper preserves a “lost friend’s handwriting / in black ink.” Youths who observe sharks, clustered in a “scummed tank” missing “the unbearable / sea,” elsewhere age into museumgoers, arrested before Rousseau’s lion or Mary painted among hollyhocks. Jueds credits Mt. Tremper’s Zen Mountain Monastery for “keeping the ground under my feet.” Memory and longing accumulate and expand as Keeper contemplates what to relinquish, what to retain. —PU


This generous anthology gathers a lifetime of work between covers. Kingston resident Kherdian’s early poems limn an iconic midwestern boyhood—drinking Horlick’s malted milk, fishing in the aptly named Root River—with a twist: his parents were uprooted Armenians, burdened by “homesickness /brought on by my English.” As a young New York writer, he meets soulmate Nonny Hogrogian, an illustrator who gives his nose to her fairytale characters. They move to New Hampshire, where Kherdian’s detailrich lines shorten and simplify (“cup your hands / they will hold / this poem.”) Living in a Gurdjieffian farm community in Oregon adds a touch of the mystic-ecstatic (“There is a beauty in all this / beyond the telling”). Here are the fruits of “a lifetime of acquainting.” —NS


Upon a ground of erased Little Lulu cartoons, Kornberg’s luminous images of the female body come alive, each sensual curve precisely drawn, then “muddied” for emotion. The smart-alecky ‘40s Little Lulu is an unexpectedly apt adolescent Madonna, a figure who, in Bard professor Bland’s startling poems, ages into Everywoman, her voice surreal, funny, heartbreaking. As object: “... quick tug / of these yellowing knobs….Ka-ching! / Sweet contraction and release, then a book of matches…” As mother: “…the crown/ of his head peaks then slips back / from the eyelid of my gate…He blinks / He blinks / But it is me who cries.” In loss: “…getting down the body, unhooking his hands / like drapes from a rod…” Visually and verbally, an extraordinary achievement. —LG


Dusted with surrealism, personal history shades into a love letter to late-20th-century suburban pop culture in Woodstock poet Nixon’s latest outing. Against a backdrop of disco balls and “Farrah Fawcett curls,” a chronicle of “firsts” unfolds, from apartment rentals to meals eaten in fish joints. A witty ode to “driveway basketball” dribbles nearby the “strangely American” sighting of “Hoboken Rimbaud,” embodiment of the rags-to-riches creed. Equally mindful of an autumn leaf destined “to become parchment, / a curled shingle in the roof,” or given to birding on walks from the commuter train, our narrator doubles as “Registered Pagan,” one who “voted for campfire sparks / flocking to replenish the stars.” —PU


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In her last book, Cadillac Men, working-class shapeshifter Schumejda celebrated the denizens of a down-at-heels Kingston pool hall. Now she turns her empathetic eye to the everyday extraordinary lives of diner workers and their “Counter Congregation.” You just have to dive in /with your heart first, a veteran waitress tells a trainee. These compact poems do that and more, distilling whole lives in incisive, deft strokes: the hothead cooks, the owner’s vile wife, a devout Pakistani dishwasher and his starry-eyed son, a flotilla of struggling waitresses. If you’ve ever done restaurant work, you’ll recognize the constellations of Schumejda’s grease-spattered universe. If you haven’t, this book will make you a better customer. And that is high praise. —NS

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Whatever forever!

Question: How would you feel if I asked this in a poem? —p

—Wade Clemente (6 years)




I was the kid in biology class who, when given an assignment on the brain, brought in a cow’s brain wrapped in butcher paper.

We are born with no say in the matter The biggest decision of our life made with no consultation or consideration for the fixes and scrapes I took a big chance getting out of bed this morning I don’t like the sound of a beating heart with all its sucking and clatter And by the way I want my hair back We’re in it now so let’s not kid ourselves There are limits Failure is an option The end like the beginning is certain So be of good cheer We are blameless Every one

Put on some Vivaldi, and if it works, there will never be silence.

My report was poorly written. My poster was poorly designed. But, I had the brain right there in front of everyone; naked and pale; just like their own, and I dissected it in front of them, mostly with my bare hands, pulling the sections apart. Everyone crowded around, and everyone remembers that day. —D. Rush

A SMALL DARK ISLAND Having slept with my fountain pen I wake to ink-stained sheets. When I take them off I discover the mattress is stained also. The sheets I throw in the wash but find myself hesitating to take a wet sponge to the mattress. The stain looks exactly like a small dark island. I hate to disturb its tranquility. I’d rather give it a name.

a woman seen from behind sponge-bathing at the sink, then flying free and bearing toward you with that radiant radioactive look and grabbing you like Khrushchev’s shoe by the hand. —Howie Good

—Richard Shea

JACK SPRAT LIMERICK The gut of the fellow, Jack Sprat, was trim and remarkably flat. On donuts he’d munch all through breakfast and lunch, claiming holes made the donuts nonfat!

—Ronald Baatz

—Carol Shank



Neither parent recalls the making of my first memory. I asked them last week in their separate houses when their second spouses weren’t around.

In case this story must for some crazy reason be dimensionless and this draft is all you get,

I’m grateful that night is all mine, shriek and all. And maybe that’s why when I turn on a lamp three decades later I still expect it to fly.

let’s make it a good one, shall we,

—Michael Vahsen

—Thomas Perkins


What seems real may very well be real,

MY OWN NIGHTINGALE Next to the half-illuminated pseudo-suns over my left shoulder —Days Inns, Comfort Inns, La Quinta Inns, Sleep Inns— Is a larger, brighter one, sinking horizonward As a darker blue begins to rise gently from the south-east And the air grows richer with the textures of grain, Water spray, dust, hogs, rural perfume. The message is clear: Get off the freeway, whose gash here looks no different Than any other such wound throughout the country, And onto old US 6, Which plays the soft hills like a topographical line And rides close to the barns, the last-century houses, The corn so near you can read the DeKalb numbers, And through the dying towns and their ghostly auto shops Feed stores, barely open cafes (all gone to pizza), As the air grows misty-fragrant dark And the bugs pile up on the windshield And you roll down your window and lean your elbow on the sill. Somewhere out there is truth, Caught as surely as it is in the space Between Keats and his Nightingale. Who could want more?

and love it, none the less.

—Ernst Schoen-René



There are two kinds of people, one still searching, the other entirely subsumed by persona.

When I awake in my mother’s freezing basement, I don’t jump awake like a bloody early morning quack. I wish to the good god that swept me to sleep That she’d count all my stars one more time And whisper sweet nothings into the back of my mind. To be honest, the sweet nothings are always floating there. They never leave and rightly so; Space head filled with clouds. No, the sweet nothings are what keep me stifled And snuggled and re-counting my re-counting Until the moment I absolutely must arise. You know, that moment that passed a few re-counts ago. Eyes closed.

Not one is smiling. Not even Twain. But it is hard to smile with a big cigar in your mouth. At least it’s black like the suit he always wore. To Twain’s right is Oscar Wilde. He looks lost and embarrassed. It has just occurred to him that he is not in the gay bar he thought he had gone into. To Twain’s left is George Bernard Shaw. He and Twain are trading witticisms. They’re trying to one-up each other. But Wilde has already one-upped both of them. Next to Twain and Shaw, at his own table, Thomas Hardy is smoking a pipe. He is leaning over toward them. He’s deciding if he wants to write a comic novel for a change. He decides he doesn’t. I take it back. Kafka is smiling. But he’s wearing the wrong hat. It should be a black bowler, not a black fedora. At least it’s black, like the suit he always wore, even in summer. Emily Dickinson and Pablo Neruda share the next table. This is her first time out in years. She’s dazed. She’s staring off into space. She’s writing a poem on a napkin. She has already put a pile of napkins in her coat pocket. At least she’s not wearing that white dress. Neruda wrote her a fan letter. The sort that Robert Browning wrote to Elizabeth Barrett. I love your poems and I love you. He isn’t looking at her either. He’s writing a poem in his head. Something in Spanish about taking off her clothes. Tagore looks sad. In fact, Tagore is the saddest one, except for Emily Dickinson. Nabakov and Joyce are sitting shoulder to shoulder. They are looking in opposite directions. But they seem to be sharing an arm. Next to them, Dorothy Parker is one-upping Oscar Wilde. But no one’s paying any attention to her. Here’s the left profile of a handsome man with blonde hair. He’s paying attention to an attractive woman in a slouch hat. Neither one is named. A mistake. The man is surely F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the woman is certainly Zelda. I recognize them from photographs. Then again, perhaps it isn’t a mistake. Perhaps it’s the artist’s editorial comment. Or Barnes’s comment. Or Noble’s. At least Fitzgerald’s face is there. Pity poor Hemingway. There’s no trace of him. And Hawthorne. And Melville. And Poe. Where are they? But Whitman is here, drinking his cup of leaves of grass herbal tea. At the last table sit Faulkner, Steinbeck, and Eliot. Faulkner is smoking a pipe and on his first or third bourbon and soda. A seltzer bottle is on the table, next to two empty glasses. Did Steinbeck drink one? Did Eliot drink one? Eliot is drinking a cup of coffee. Steinbeck looks embarrassed. Way off at the other end of the bar, all by himself, sits Anthony Trollope. He’s writing yet another novel I will never read.

—Ned Tobin

—J. R. Solonche

Under the law of compensating madness, the flaw is essential to the fit. The continuation of human life on earth depends on the engagement of soft machinery. Outside of love, there is only motive. After you fall through the scenery, life is never the same. If we ever really saw what is happening here, we would never stop weeping. Home is a heartbreak to build on. —Cliff Henderson

BLACK WATER OVER THE STEPPES Cyrano de Bergerac is by my side. His mouth is full of clever pearls Vaguely sounding like gurgled truths, Seems to have read the Bible a bit backwards. I never thought before how angry he must be, what he chooses not to say. The bile that stops in his eyes As his lids fan his mounting rage. His sharp fingernails, the horned beast’s simulacrum. Does he think he’s better than everything he’s ever read, has he found anything pure enough to raise him from the walking dead, Cynical de Bergerac? Those things don’t come out of a mouth from god, he’s a master thief, for which he will pay. Does he believe anything he says? His knife at my neck, It feels like a breeze. I move into the moonlight. I walk tall. I get the girl. —Louis Altman



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The vibrant display of the spring vegetable escabache.

Prog Tapas Panzur


By Holly Tarson Photographs by Thomas Smith

f all the small towns in the Hudson Valley, Tivoli surely won the lottery when Rei Peraza decided to open his restaurant, Panzur, in this Northern Dutchess County enclave four years ago. Offering “small-ish” plates of tapas-style cuisine which are essentially canvases for Peraza’s playful and inspired artistry, Panzur melds big city gastronomy with rustic simplicity and delivers an exquisitely enjoyable meal. The menu of snacks, plates, sweets, and drinks changes from season to season and week to week (or even day to day). Peraza embraces seasonality at every possible turn. Even the aesthetic of the dining room brings the outside in.There’s an entire wall of windows framing flowering pear trees and trellises of climbing wisteria that will give way to lush summertime greenery and vibrant fall foliage. The sleek wood block tables and suspended filament bulb lighting keep it simple. It’s easy to imagine how this open and welcoming space would transform into warm and cozy in winter. “It feels the way we wanted it to feel. It’s homey. It isn’t intimidating. We want to drop your guard a little bit and then hit you with food. We can do some progressive food in an environment like this,” Peraza says. 
Yes, the food is progressive and a little whimsical and delicious. But first, when you are asked if they can start you off with something to drink, be sure to answer yes. One of the spring cocktails, Changing of the Guards ($12) is an experience all its own. Though gin and tonic are components of this drink, it can’t even be compared to a G&T. Peraza says they work “massively hard” on their cocktail menu and it shows. The selections change frequently to match the product available and the mood of the moment. “Gin to me says spring,”


says Peraza, “it’s extremely floral.” City of London gin, to deliver just the right flavor profile for this lovely libation and tops it with a tincture of lavender and Meyer lemon. It’s like a day spa in a glass. You’ll find yourself savoring the effervescent perfume with each sip. For those seeking a bolder beverage, try the Pickle Back ($11). Peraza’s wife, business partner, and front-of-house maven, Kim, describes it as “very Brooklyn.” It’s a parade of concoctions featuring a shot of Four Roses bourbon, a house made guindilla pepper and pickle brine chaser, and a beer. Peraza just tweaked the recipe, adding ramps for a bonus seasonal punch. The cocktails are not to be missed, but even greater care is given to the wine selection. The wine selection of course represents Spain, but Peraza says they really go after stuff they fall in love with, no matter the region. “Our philosophy is simple—keep the wine list fluid. It’s in constant evolution just as the wine is. We are constantly tasting and evolving, making seasonal adjustments and hopefully offering our guest special experiences no matter what the price range.” Starting your meal off with the Coca ($19) is no mistake. It’s a flatbread of epic proportions. Arriving on a rustic plank paddle board that exceeds the width of the table, it sends a very clear message. This is going to be fun and delicious, now relax and break some serious bread. A recent incarnation was loaded with coffee roasted pork shoulder, smoked onions, and cheddar and topped with a sous vide egg yolk, like a gloriously painted golden ribbon down the middle. The sous vide technique, a cornerstone of molecular gastronomy, involves submerging Cryovac packed food into a waterbath for slow, (I mean, slow!) low,

Burrata served with asparagus, morels, ramps, and asparagus mustard.

Chef Rei Peraza plating locally foraged ramps into a dish.

gentle cooking. In the hands of Peraza, this technique is more than a party trick, it’s a great way to make that egg yolk cooked, yet drippy and so very beautiful. The menu playfully dances between rustic and refined. Choose from the more traditional tapas fare, like croquetas (a fritter with flair) or a complement of cheeses and cured meats. The sour cherry-sherry glazed pig belly ($12) is the gateway menu item that keeps diners coming back. Or dabble in what Peraza calls his compositions. “I’m a believer in opulence. If I’m going to cook with caviar, you’re going to get a big spoonful,” he says. The burrata ($15) was particularly stunning, plated with a mushroom-asparagus escabeche, vibrant green ramp-pistachio romesco, and asparagus powder. The acid bite of the pickled vegetables partnered with the rich creamy decadence of the burrata (fresh mozzarella with a soft oozy center of cream), was scrumptious. They serve it with spoons, but if no one is looking, you might have to lick the plate. It’s easy to make a meal of the “small” plates, and it’s a lot of fun to sample and share. But if you prefer an entrée, Panzur does those as well. Though the proteins are familiar—chicken, fish, steak—the preparations certainly aren’t. They’ve done a take on steak and eggs with grass-fed brisket, sous vide for 48 hours and served “medium rare.” That’s kind of crazy talk. 48 hours. Medium Rare. Peraza says it coagulated the proteins really slowly so it had the best of both worlds. It tasted like a pot roast and felt like a New York Strip. “Food should be comforting, it should make you feel good. Intellectual is my job. I want to think about it so you can enjoy it,” says Peraza. If you’re thinking of something even more imposing, call a couple days in advance and order a feast that serves up to 10 people. With options like

Suckling Pig Porchetta ($475), Paella ($275), or Hudson Valley Duck and Foie Gras ($500 for four to six people), why cook at home when you can bring your next family gathering here? The desserts are certainly outside the box—not a molten lava cake or tiramisu to be found. But by now you know you are in good hands, so take a risk and you might be pleasantly surprised. The roasted beet and chocolate brownie with tarragon ice cream ($10) sounds mighty tempting. And the green tea panna cotta ($10) is a feast for the eyes. It’s topped with a cannelle of striking black sesame ice cream and crunchy black sesame shortbread crumble, side by side with a duet of lemon and rhubarb that creates a vibrant and stunning work of art. If you’re tired of overly sweet desserts, this beauty’s for you. Peraza’s passion is obvious on every plate and in every glass. “I need to cook,” he says. “That’s one of the main reasons why I wanted to be in the Hudson valley. There’s a lot of awesome people out here who have the same feelings I have about cooking. Whether they are growing asparagus or beef— that passion needs to be here.” It’s one thing to head to the city for an evening of modern and progressive food. But it’s another delight entirely to have it in our own backyard. Without the fuss and fanfare, Panzur delivers interesting and exciting cuisine in an extremely approachable way. “Food is like love,” says Peraza. “It’s the most complicated thing on the planet and it’s the most simple at the same time.” Panzur,located at 69 Broadway in Tivoli, is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 9pm, until 10pm on Friday and Saturday. (845) 757-1071; Panzur.com. 6/14 CHRONOGRAM FOOD & DRINK 67

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4 Vegetarian Dishes • 4 Non-Vegetarian Dishes includes: appetizers, soup, salad bar, bread, dessert, coffee & tea All you can eat only $12.95 • Children under 8- $7.95 28 E. MARKET ST, RED HOOK (845) 758-2666 See our full menu at www.RedHookCurryHouse.com

OPEN EVERY DAY Lunch: 11:30am-3:00 pm Dinner: 5:00pm-10:00pm Fridays: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Catering for Parties & Weddings • Take out orders welcome

Craft Beer & Artisanal Fare

458 Main St, Beacon (845) 440-8676 www.thehopbeacon.com

We use Farm Fresh Vegetables! 194 Main Street, New Paltz 845-255-2633 www.LaBellaPizzaBistro.com

of Full Line uts C ld o C Organic ooking C e m o H and en Delicatess

79 Main Street New Paltz 845-255-2244 Open 7 Days






THOMPSON-FINCH FARM Local Organic Grass-Fed Beef • Lamb • Goat • Veal • Pork • Chicken • Wild Salmon

No Hormones ~ No Antibiotics ~ No Preservatives Custom Cut • Home Cooking Delicatessen Nitrate-Free Bacon • Pork Roasts • Beef Roasts Bone-in or Boneless Ham: smoked or fresh Local Organic Beef • Exotic Meats (Venison, Buffalo, Ostrich) • Wild Fish


750 Wiltsie Bridge Road, Ancram NY

For opening date, daily picking conditions, and directions, please visit www.thompsonfinch.com, our Facebook page, or call 518-329-7578 Once the berries are ripe, we are open every day 8am-5pm Rain or Shine Lots of berries, exquisite flavor, friendly folks in a beautiful setting! Reconnect to the satisfaction of harvesting your own food. Please remember to leave your dogs at home. Looking forward to seeing you in the field!

tastings directory Bakeries The Alternative Baker 407 Main Street, Rosendale, NY (845) 658-3355 www.lemoncakes.com 100% all butter scratch, full-service, smallbatch, made-by-hand bakery. Best known online for our breakfast egg sandwiches, scones, sticky buns, Belgian hot chocolate, lunch sandwiches (Goat Cheese Special is still winning awards) & all vegan soups. Completely committed to allergy & dietary special requests of all natures. Wedding cakes too. Lemon Cakes shipped nationwide. Closed Tues/Wed but open 7 AM for the best egg sandwiches served all day. NY Times says “Worth a detour.” For twenty years now!

Cafés Bistro-to-Go 948 Route 28, Kingston, NY (845) 340-9800 www.bluemountainbistro.com

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

Pubs & Taverns Stockade Tavern 313 Fair Street, Kingston, NY (845) 514-2649

Restaurants Annarella Ristorante 276 Malden Turnpike, Saugerties, (845) 247-7289 www.annarellaristorante.com

Gilded Otter 3 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 256-1700 www.gildedotter.com A warm and inviting dining room and pub overlooking beautiful sunsets over the Wallkill River and Shawangunk Cliffs. Mouthwatering dinners prepared by Executive Chef Larry Chu, and handcrafted beers brewed by GABF Gold Medal Winning Brewmaster Darren Currier. Chef driven and brewed locally!

LaBella Pizza Bistro 194 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-2633 www.labellapizzabistro.com

Mariner’s Harbor 1 Broadway, Kingston, NY (845) 340-8051 www.marinersharbor.com

Puccini Ristorante 22 Garden Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-3055 www.puccinirhinebeck.com

eclectic wines, craft beer, pizzettes and tapas sunset deck on the rail trail wed-mon 1pm-12am tues 4pm-12am sunday $5 mimosas ALL DAY tuesday 25% off wine bottles wednesday $5 sangria www.jardwinepub.com water street market, new paltz

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

Suruchi–A fine taste of India 5 Church Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-2772 www.suruchiindian.com Homemade Indian cuisine served in a beautiful, serene setting in the heart of New Paltz. Includes Local, Organic, Gluten-Free. Fine Wine, Craft Beer. Buffet Dinner Wednesdays (a la carte available). 10% Discounts for Seniors, Students, and Early Birds (1st hour weeknights). Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 5-9pm, Friday 5-10pm, Saturday Noon-10pm, Sunday Noon-9pm.

Terrapin Restaurant and Bistro

Annarella Ristorante


PASTA NIGHT WITH A GLASS OF WINE (Pinot Grigio or Montepulciano) $19.95 - Wednesdays

6426 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-3330 www.terrapinrestaurant.com custsvc@terrapinrestaurant.com

HOURS: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 4pm - 10pm. Fri & Sat 4pm - 11pm. Closed Tuesdays.

Voted “Best of the Hudson Valley” by Chronogram Magazine. From far-flung origins, the world’s most diverse flavors meet and mingle. Out of elements both historic and eclectic comes something surprising, fresh, and dynamic: dishes to delight both body and soul. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week. Local. Organic. Authentic.


Extensive Wine List for all wine lovers!

www.anna rel la ristor a nte.com

The Hop 458 Main Street, Beacon, NY www.thehopbeacon.com

The Rhinecliff 4 Grinnell Street, Rhinecliff, NY (845) 876-0590 www.therhinecliff.com reception@therhinecliff.com Farm to table Gastropub on the Hudson, beautifully restored historic railroad hotel. Outdoor seating, riverside patio. Favorites include – Ploughman’s Board, Steak Frites, Grilled Ribeye, Fish ‘N’ Chips, “Sticky Toffee Pudding.” Extensive wine/beer list. Bkfast & Dinner Daily (Lunch- Memorial Day Labor Day) Sat Brunch & Sunday Live Jazz Brunch. Off-premise catering . Weddings/ Special events. All rooms enjoy river views, pvt balcony’s.

Classic Italian Food Prepared with Considerable Refinement Private Parties | Catering COMING SOON

Outdoor Courtyard Garden Dining Tuesday - Sunday, 5pm-10pm 22 Garden Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-3055 www.puccinirhinebeck.com

The Stewart House at the Athens Hotel 2 North Water Street, Athens, NY (518) 444-8317 www.stewarthouse.com

The Would 120 North Road, Highland, NY (845) 691-9883 www.thewould.com

Wine Bars Jar’d Wine Pub Water Street Market, New Paltz, NY www.jardwinepub.com

The Stewart House at the Athens Hotel Bar and Dining Room Open for Dinner at 4pm: Wednesday - Sunday RIVER GARDEN BAR IS NOW OPEN

www.stewarthouse.com | ( 5 1 8 ) 4 4 4 - 8 3 1 7 2 NORTH WATER ST



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Accommodations Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa 220 North Road, Milton, NY (877) 7-INN-SPA; (845) 795-1310 buttermilkfallsinn.com Spruceton Inn West Kill, NY sprucetoninn.com

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Animal Sanctuaries Catskill Animal Sanctuary 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY (845) 336-8447 CASanctuary.org Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary Willow, NY (845) 679-5955 WoodstockSanctuary.org

Antiques Hyde Park Antiques Center 4192 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY (845) 229-8200 hydeparkantiques.net

Architecture BuildingLogic Inc. (845) 443-0657 BuildingLogicInc.com Richard Miller, AIA 28 Dug Road, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-4480 richardmillerarchitect.com

Art Galleries & Centers Bennington Museum 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT (802) 447-1571 benningtonmuseum.org Dorsky Museum SUNY New Paltz 1 Hawk Drive New Paltz, NY (845) 257-3844 newpaltz.edu/museum sdma@newpaltz.edu 70 BUSINESS DIRECTORY CHRONOGRAM 6/14

Longyear Gallery 785 Main Street, Margaretville, NY (845) 586-3270 longyeargallery.org Mark Gruber Gallery New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-1241 markgrubergallery.com Omi International Arts Center 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY artomi.org Storm King Art Center (845) 534-3115 stormkingartcenter.org Unframed Artists Gallery 173 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-5482 unframedartistsgallery.com Uptown Gallery and Kingston Festival of the Arts 296 Wall Street, Kingston, NY kingstonfestival.org Vassar College: The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 437-5632 fllac.vassar.edu

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

Artisans Keith Ferris (845) 532-0125 keithferrisphoto.com Lanzrein Ceramics lanzrein.com Paul Neuman Arts (917) 846-4497 paulneumanartist.com Carla Goldberg carlagoldberg.com

Attorneys Traffic and Criminally Related Matters. Karen A. Friedman, Esq., President of the Association of Motor Vehicle Trial Attorneys 30 East 33rd Street, 4th Floor New York, NY (845) 266-4400 or (212) 213-2145 k.friedman@msn.com newyorktrafficlawyer.com Representing companies and motorists throughout New York State. Speeding, Reckless Driving, DWI, Trucking Summons and Misdemeanors, Aggravated Unlicensed Matters, Appeals, Article 78 Cases. 27 Years of Trial Experience.

Audio & Video Markertek Video Supply markertek.com

Auto Sales & Services Fleet Service Center 185 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-4812 Kinderhook Toyota 1908 New York 9H, Hudson, NY (518) 822-9911 kinderhooktoyota.com

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

Bookstores Mirabai of Woodstock 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2100 mirabai.com Olde Warwick Booke Shoppe 31 Main Street, Warwick, NY (845) 544-7183 yeoldewarwickbookshoppe.com warwickbookshoppe@hotmail.com

Broadcasting WDST 100.1 Radio Woodstock Woodstock, NY wdst.com

Building Services & Supplies Associated Lightning Rod Co. (518) 789-4603, (845) 373-8309, (860) 364-1498 alrci.com Cabinet Designers 747 Route 28, Kingston, NY (845) 331-2200 cabinetdesigners.com Glenn’s Wood Sheds (845) 255-4704 glennssheds.com H. Houst & Son Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2115 hhoust.com Herrington’s Hillsdale, NY: (518) 325-3131, Hudson, NY: (518) 828-9431 herringtons.com John A Alvarez and Sons 3572 Route 9, Hudson, NY (518) 851-9917 alvarezmodulars.com L Browe Asphalt Services (518) 479-1400 broweasphalt.com Millbrook Cabinetry & Design 2612 Route 44, Millbrook, NY (845) 677-3006 millbrookcabinetryanddesign.com N & S Supply nssupply.com info@nssupply.com Williams Lumber & Home Centers (845) 876-WOOD williamslumber.com

Cinemas Rosendale Theater Collective Rosendale, NY rosendaletheatre.org

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

Clothing & Apparel Lea’s Boutique 33 Hudson Avenue, Chatham, NY (518) 392-4666

Computer Services Tech Smiths 45 North Front Street, Kingston, NY (845) 443-4866 tech-smiths.com

Cooking Classes Kelly Miller Cooks (203) 858-5042 kellymillercooks.com

Craft Galleries Crafts People 262 Spillway Road, West Hurley, NY (845) 331-3859 craftspeople.us

Creative Enterprising Tracking Wonder - the art & science of captivating creativity Jeffrey Davis, Chief Tracker, Accord, NY (845) 679-9441 trackingwonder.com We help business artists, changemakers, and other creatives shape their captivating Story - chiefly through remarkable books, astonishing brands, and intentional lives. Events: Your Captivating Book Mentorship Program (online), May 2-Oct 31. SVI Hudson Valley for emerging entrepreneurs, May 9-11 at Omega. Wonder in Everyday Life with Jeffrey Davis & Diane Ackerman, Jun 6-8 at Omega

Custom Home Designer Atlantic Custom Homes 2785 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY (888) 558-2636 LindalNY.com and hudsonvalleycedarhomes.com info@LindalNY.com

Dance Lessons Got2LINDY Dance Studios (845) 236-3939 got2lindy.com

Broadway Photobooth 93 Broadway, Kingston, NY (845) 514-3998 broadwayphotobooth.com Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Inc. Katonah, NY (914) 232-1252 caramoor.org Dan Smalls Presents 656 County Highway 33, Cooperstown, NY (607) 544-1800 Dansmallspresents.com Durants Tents & Events 1155 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, NY (845) 298-0011 durantstents.com info@durantstents.com

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

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Representing over 500 artisans, Crafts People boasts four buildings brimming with fine crafts; the largest selection in the Hudson Valley. All media represented, including: sterling silver and 14K gold jewelry, blown glass, pottery, turned wood, kaleidoscopes, wind chimes, leather, clothing, stained glass, etc.


Berkshire Co Op Market 42 Bridge Street Great Barrington, MA (413) 528-9697 berkshire.coop Hawthorne Valley Farm Store 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY (518) 672-7500 hawthornevalleyfarm.org storeadmin@hawthornevalleyfarm.org A full-line natural foods store set on a 400-acre Biodynamic farm in central Columbia County with on-farm organic Bakery, Kraut Cellar and Creamery. Farm-fresh foods include cheeses, yogurts, raw milk, breads, pastries, sauerkraut, and more. Two miles east of the Taconic Parkway at the Harlemville/Philmont exit. MondaySunday, 7:30 to 7.

Hudson Valley Farmers Market Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY Mother Earth’s Store House 1955 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 296-1069, 249 Main Street, Saugerties, NY (845) 246-9614, 300 Kings Mall Court, Route 9W, Kingston, NY: (845) 336-5541 motherearthstorehouse.com Founded in 1978, Mother Earth’s is committed to providing you with the best possible customer service as well as a grand selection of high quality organic and natural products. Visit one of our convenient locations and find out for yourself! 6/14 CHRONOGRAM BUSINESS DIRECTORY 71

Pennings Farm Market & Orchards 161 South Route 94, Warwick, NY (845) 986-1059 penningsfarmmarket.com Sunflower Natural Foods Market 75 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-5361 sunflowernatural.com info@sunflowernatural.com Thompson-Finch Farm 750 Wiltsie Bridge Road, Ancram, NY (518) 329-7578 thompsonfinch.com Tierra Farm 2424 New York 203, Valatie, NY (518) 392-8300 tierrafarm.com

Farms Sawkill Farm 7770 Albany Post Road Red Hook, NY sawkillfarm.com

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Financial Advisors Third Eye Associates, Ltd. 38 Spring Lake Road, Red Hook, NY (845) 752-2216 thirdeyeassociates.com

Gardening & Garden Supplies Mac’s Agway 68 Firehouse Lane, Red Hook, NY (845) 876-1559 145 Route 32 N, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-0050 macsfarmandgardenworld.com Northern Dutchess Botanical Gardens 389 Salisbury Turnpike Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-2953 NDBGonline.com The Crafted Garden (845) 858-6353 thecraftedgarden.com

Graphic Design Annie Internicola, Illustrator aydeeyai.com

Home Furnishings & Decor Ethan Allen Route 32, 94 North Plank Road, Newburgh, NY (845) 565-6000

Home Improvement Gentech LTD 3017 US Route 9W, New Windsor, NY (845) 568-0500 gentechltd.com 72 BUSINESS DIRECTORY CHRONOGRAM 6/14

Interior Design New York Designer Fabric Outlet 3143 Route 9, Valatie, NY (518) 758-1555 nydfo.myshopify.com

Jewelry, Fine Art & Gifts Dreaming Goddess 44 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 473-2206 DreamingGoddess.com

Kitchenwares Warren Kitchen & Cutlery 6934 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-6208 warrenkitchentools.com The Hudson Valley’s culinary emporium for anyone who loves to cook or entertain. A selection of fine cutlery, professional cookware, appliances, barware and serving pieces. An assortment of machines for fine coffee brewing. Expert sharpening on premises. Open seven days.

Landscaping Augustine Landscaping & Nursery 9W & Van Kleecks Lane, Kingston, NY (845) 338-4936 augustinenursery.com Coral Acres, Keith Buesing, Topiary, Landscape Design, Rock Art (845) 255-6634 Webster Landscape Sheffield, MA (413) 229-8124 websterlandscapes.com

Lawyers & Mediators Ranni Law Firm 148 North Main Street, Florida, NY (845) 651-0999 rannilaw.com Schneider, Pfahl & Rahm, LLP Woodstock: (845) 679-9868, New York City: (212) 629-7744 schneiderpfahl.com

Marketing DragonSearch (845) 383-0890 dragonsearchmarketing.com dragon@dragonsearch.net

Music Lessons Scher Music Studio (845) 202-3217 schermusicstudio.com

Musical Instruments Francis Morris Violin Great Barrington, NY (413) 528-0165 francismorrisviolins.com

Organizations Hudson Valley Current HudsonValleyCurrent.org Motorcyclepedia Museum 250 Lake Street (Route 32) Newburgh, NY (845) 569-9065 Re>Think Local rethinklocal.org

Outfitters Kenco 1000 Hurley Mountain Road, Kingston, NY (845) 340-0552 atkenco.com

Performing Arts Bardavon Opera House 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 473-2072 bardavon.org Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY (800) 745-3000 bethelwoodscenter.org Falcon Music & Art Productions 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY (845) 236 7970 liveatthefalcon.com Helsinki on Broadway 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY (518) 828-4800 helsinkihudson.com Kaatsbaan International Dance Center 120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY (845) 757-5106 kaatsbaan.org facebook.com/kaatsbaan Tannery Pond Concerts Darrow School, New Lebanon, NY (888) 820-1696 tannerypondconcerts.org The Linda WAMCs Performing Arts Studio 339 Central Avenue, Albany, NY (518) 465-5233 thelinda.org The Linda provides a rare opportunity to get up close and personnel with world-renowned artists, academy award winning directors, headliner comedians and local, regional, and national artists on the verge of national recognition. An intimate, affordable venue, serving beer and wine, The Linda is a night out you won’t forget.

Pet Services & Supplies Pet Country 6830 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-9000

Photography Artcraft Camera & Digital 300 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY (845) 331-3141 artcraftcamera.com Deborah DeGraffenreid Photography DeborahDegraffenreid.com Fionn Reilly Photography Saugerties, NY (845) 802-6109 fionnreilly.com

Picture Framing Atelier Renee Fine Framing The Chocolate Factory, 54 Elizabeth Street, Suite 3, Red Hook, NY (845) 758-1004 atelierreneefineframing.com renee@atelierreneefineframing.com A visit to Red Hook must include stopping at this unique workshop! Combining a beautiful selection of moulding styles and mats with conservation quality materials, expert design advice and skilled workmanship, Renee Burgevin, owner and Certified Picture Framer, has over 26 years experience. Special services include shadow-box and oversize framing as well as fabric-wrapped and French matting. Also offering mirrors.

Pools & Spas Aqua Jet 1606 Ulster Avenue, Lake Katrine, NY (845) 336-8080 aquajetpools.com

Real Estate Catskill Farm Builders catskillfarms.blogspot.com Paula Redmond Real Estate (845) 677-0505, (845) 876-6676 paularedmond.com Summerset Landing 155 Summerset Road Stuyvesant, NY (518) 758-2802 summersetlanding.com Susan Barnett, Gary DiMauro Real Estate 432 Main Street, Catskill, NY (518) 943-7533 x13 garydimauro.com

Recreation Cold Spring Custom Kayaks Cold Spring, NY (914) 382-6068 csckayaks.com

Schools Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY (845) 677-5343 caryinstitute.org

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School 330 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY (518) 672-7092 hawthornevalleyschool.org info@hawthornevalleyschool.org Located in central Columbia County, NY and situated on a 400-acre working farm, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School supports the development of each child and provides students with the academic, social, and practical skills needed to live in today’s complex world. Also offering parent-child playgroups and High School boarding. Local busing. Nurturing living connections, from early childhood through grade 12.

Primrose Hill School Elementary and Early Childhood Education inspired by the Waldorf Philosophy 23 Spring Brook Park, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-1226 primrosehillschool.com

SUNY New Paltz School of Fine and Performing Arts New Paltz, NY (845) 257-3860 newpaltz.edu/artnews Wild Earth Wilderness School New Paltz / High Falls area, (845) 256-9830 wildearthprograms.org info@wildearthprograms.org

Summer Camps Renaissance Kids 1821 Route 376, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 452-4225 renkids.org

Tourism Historic Huguenot Street Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-1660 Town Tinker Tube Rental Bridge Street, Phoenicia, NY (845) 688-5553 towntinker.com

Transportation Royal Chariot Car Service (845) 876-3000 royalchariotcarservice.com

Dream Ceremonies (845) 255-5726 facebook.com/dreamceremonies1 yiskah7@gmail.com Through poetry and prayer from many traditions, Jessica will help you create the ceremony of your dreams! Interfaith, Multicultural, Spiritual: Weddings, Vow Renewal, Baby Naming, Rites of Passage. Rev. Jessica (Yiskah) Koock, MA, was ordained by the Universal Life Church Monastery in 1990.

ROOTS & WINGS / Rev Puja Thomson P.O. Box 1081, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-2278 rootsnwings.com/ceremonies puja@rootsnwings.com Rev. Puja A. J. Thomson will help you create a heartfelt ceremony that uniquely expresses your commitment, whether you are blending different spiritual, religious, or ethnic traditions, are forging your own or share a common heritage. Puja’s calm presence and lovely Scottish voice add a special touch. “Positive, professional, loving, focused and experienced.”

Wineries Benmarl Vineyards 156 Highland Avenue, Marlboro, NY (845) 236-4265

If your business has a website you should know this: A visitor watching a video stays on a site an average of 2 minutes longer and is 64% more likely to make a purchase.* Build your business Add a video to your business website. Get better Google listing results. Increase visibility and sales. A short video may cost a lot less than you think. Stephen Blauweiss is a Hudson Valley filmmaker specializing in short-format films, of which more than 30 can be seen on the Chronogram website. His films have been screened at museums and film festivals in the US, Canada and Europe. *Forrester Research



Contact us for a free estimate StephenBlauweiss.com mail@StephenBlauweiss.com 845-339-7834

Wine & Liquor Kingston Wine Co. 65 Broadway, Kingston, NY (845) 340-9463 kingstonwine.com Miron Wine and Spirits 15 Boices Lane, Kingston, NY (845) 336-5155 mironwineanspirits.com

Workshops Center for Metal Arts 44 Jayne Street, Florida, NY (845) 651-7550 centerformetalarts.com/blog Hudson Valley Photoshop Training, Stephen Blauweiss (845) 339-7834 hudsonvalleyphotoshop.com

Writing Services Peter Aaron peteraaron.org info@peteraaron.org Wallkill Valley Writers New Paltz, NY (845) 750-2370 wallkillvalleywriters.com khymes@wallkillvalleywriters.com Write with WVW. Weekly workshop meetings. New series begins Fall 2014. Registration information available at wallkillvalleywriters.com or by email: khymes@wallkillvalleywriters.com. 6/14 CHRONOGRAM BUSINESS DIRECTORY 73

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Located on 7 acres in the village of Rhinebeck with a farm, Primrose Hill School is currently accepting applications for our mixed age kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades. Please inquire if you are interested in grades 3 and higher.


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by wendy kagan

illustration by annie internicola


aren Brody had a history of exhaustion and anxiety, but everything came to a head one day 11 years ago, in a supermarket in Little Rock, Arkansas.The mother of two, punch-drunk from sleep deprivation, had just dropped off her toddler and baby at morning daycare. As she shopped, Brody suddenly felt the aisles of the store begin to spin around her. She called a friend for help, and a simple grocery errand turned into a run to the nearest emergency room. Awaiting a diagnosis, Brody feared the worst (cancer?)—only to be told she was having a panic attack. For the next three years, she popped anti-anxiety pills and carried on with her full-throttle life of motherhood and work. But all that changed the day she wandered into her local yoga studio and found herself in a class that taught a little-known deep-relaxation practice called Yoga Nidra. All she had to do was lie down and listen to the instructor guide her to a place that hovered gently between wakefulness and twilight sleep. It was delicious bliss. Brody became a regular in the class—and felt so much better that she flushed her anti-anxiety meds down the toilet. “Of course, it’s not like I don’t get exhausted sometimes,” says Brody, “but by practicing Yoga Nidra, I now have a tool that gives me both restoration and a ‘True Self’ GPS. This has helped me tremendously in life.” The Power Nap, Made Mystical If we’re alive in the 21st century, chances are that we’re feeling depleted. Our supercharged, 24/7, go-go modern culture is the perfect recipe for insidious stress and deep fatigue. Studies show that such states can lead to impaired cognitive function, weight gain, increased inflammation, and greater risk of heart attack and stroke. We need rest, but it’s the last thing on our to-do list, if it’s on there at all. And it doesn’t help that most people think naps are for wimps. “Virtually all healing modalities prescribe rest as a way to heal,” says Brody, who’s on a mission to share Yoga Nidra with the world. For years, she’s been working with new moms and birth workers, but now she’s going mainstream. Her new company and app, Bold Tranquility, offers streaming audio sessions of Yoga Nidra instruction and inspired podcasts from guest speakers. (The app will become available this month, and will have an official launch in August.) “It’s a fatigue-management system for daily life. Yoga Nidra is even better than a nap, because it’s not a checking out. It’s a checking in. And you don’t feel groggy afterwards. You go to sleep to wake up—mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually.” Known as the “sleep of the yogis,” Yoga Nidra hails from Kashmiri teachings that have their roots in Tantrism or Shaivism, branches (or philosophies) of Hinduism that date back many centuries. Glenn Black—a Rhinebeck-based master teacher who is leading aYoga Nidra workshop at the Omega Institute in August—describes Yoga Nidra as both a process and a condition. The process is a guided relaxation meditation, while the condition is what Black calls superconsciousness—a heightened sensation of wholeness or oneness. “Yoga” means “union” in Sanskrit, while “nidra” means “sleep”—yet “nidra” references the consciousness that pervades 74 WHOLE LIVING CHRONOGRAM 6/14

all states, from waking to sleeping. Practitioners are not supposed to actually fall asleep during a session, but if that happens it’s okay, and probably needs to happen. “There is no one person who cannot derive some benefit from the practice of Yoga Nidra,” says Black. “The practice addresses so many of the mental and physical conditions that have been arising in our modern civilization. The ancient sages foresaw the results of an ever more complex style of living. I believe that is why they developed this practice.” Black is famous for his no-nonsense style and for his scathing critiques of modern yoga, which he believes focuses too heavily on the asanas (postures) rather than on the higher states of consciousness described by yogis and sages of yore. (“Sorry that I am not all Light and Love,” he tells me in an e-mail.)Yet withYoga Nidra, suggests Black, we’re getting much more than pretzel poses and New Age commercialism. We’re getting the real deal. Time Out, with a Cherry on Top If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you know the sweetness of Savasana—the final relaxation at the end of practice, like dessert after a good meal. Students lie supine on their mats, feet splayed passively open, palms up, eyes closed—and melt into a place beyond words, beyond thought. Yoga Nidra is like the yoga class without the yoga class: Just Savasana is left. No main dish—just chocolate cake. Instead of silence or ambient music, you get a gentle guided meditation that can extend to 20, 30, even 60 minutes or more. The style of instruction will vary depending on the instructor’s training, background, and personal taste. There is the classical style associated with sages like Swami Satyananda Saraswati, who died in 2009; the contemporary variations such as iRest Yoga Nidra, developed by Richard Miller, PhD; and the Yoga Nidra taught by Florida-based Yogi Amrit Desai, to name a few of the chief gurus and schools. In my own search for an online, streaming Yoga Nidra session, I find that I’m picky. I need to like the voice of the instructor—it has to be warm and soothing.The soft Australian accent of Jo Tastula, a West Coast yoga teacher with streaming classes on Yogaglo.com, hits the spot for me. “Allow yourself to relax down in stillness,” invites Tastula. The session begins with a scan through the body to find any places that feel tense or tight; then progresses to deep belly breathing for further lettinggo; and then to a 61-point release in which Tastula calls out places around the body to direct the relaxation. After everything feels melty and loose, she introduces the idea of the Sankalpa, or intention—a positive affirmation that you plant like a seed inside yourself. Eventually, the Sankalpa takes a backseat to the true goal of Yoga Nidra: pure awareness. “Experience the profound space in the mind and the light of your awareness, open and bright,” says Tastula. “Gaze into this eternal space that is limitless, boundless, timeless.” At the end of the session, I’m reminded of the catchphrase among yogis that “a half-hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to about four hours of sleep.” There’s no


scientific proof for such a statement, but based on how rested and rejuvenated I feel, I might just vouch for it.

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To Sleep, Perchance to Heal So much more than a nap, Yoga Nidra taps into a mind-body connection that can be powerfully therapeutic. “There are many ways, depending on what ails you, that we can use this practice,” says Anne Douglas—a Canadian yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and iRest Yoga Nidra instructor, who is leading an iRest Level II training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in September. Often, an iRest Yoga Nidra session will work with what Douglas calls “the messengers.” These can be physical symptoms or conditions, such as chronic pain, injuries, insomnia, recurring emotional patterns, or destructive beliefs. “We see each of these things as messengers that can deliver us to wholeness when we go in and listen to them.” Douglas describes a case in which a client suffered from debilitating back pain and was considering surgery; after seeing the pain as a messenger and conversing with it, she was able to connect it to a psychosomatic event in her life. The pain released on the spot, in one session. “It’s not always like that,” says Douglas. “But what I have learned in my own life and in working with other people for over 25 years is just to keep listening and keep honoring these messengers.They have so much to teach us.” In many ways Yoga Nidra dovetails with Yoga Therapy, a practice that draws from yoga to enhance one’s health and wellness on a physical or emotional level. A 2006 US Department of Defense study found iRest Yoga Nidra to be effective in alleviating PTSD symptoms in military veterans. Indeed, mental unrest can find a salve in Yoga Nidra. In one of Black’s most extraordinary stories, a female student did not get up out of Savasana at the end of class. “I went over to her and she was in great turmoil,” he recalls. “She could not bear children, and theYoga Nidra took her deep into the experience of a birth. I summoned three of my students over and we helped lead her through the actual physical process. Not only her life, but I believe the lives of those who assisted her were changed forever.” Awakening to the Ease of Being Riding on the edge of dream, Yoga Nidra can take us to unexpected places that evade logical explanation. “The condition in its highest form is so far beyond my mere words that for me to even try would fall short,” says Black. Some of the more profound experiences that he says come from the practice include greater intuition and wisdom of the inner self, and the ability to visit realms of existence beyond our ordinary reality. But not everyone will go there. “Most people are so exhausted and stressed that they just fall asleep before the process even begins.” Still, a skilled Yoga Nidra instructor will offer strategies to help guide students toward their own mystical discoveries. Douglas will sometimes lead her clients on a journey through the Koshas—a Sanskrit word for “sheaths,” or layers of being as described in Vedantic philosophy. “The Kosha model leads us from the most dense, physical aspects of ourselves [i.e., a corporeal body made of muscles and bones] to more subtle levels of experience,” says Douglas. Gradually, we move from the physical self to the breathing self, and then to the more evanescent self comprised of our thoughts and emotions.Then there is the “bliss” Kosha—a place that’s beyond thinking and abides in conscious awareness. Not only monks and sages get to experience these realms. With Yoga Nidra, the awakened state is accessible to all. Brody and Douglas see this as a serendipitous bonus prize. “Honestly, most mainstream people don’t even care about touching their True Selves,” says Brody. “But that’s the delicious part that’s unexpected.You’re in an integrated state of oneness—it’s almost unexplainable. You’re in a place of being where you even drop the ‘I’. You just are.” It’s a knowing of oneself as pure consciousness, ever whole and complete, perfect and unscathed. “People walk out of a class or private session feeling ten times lighter and happy like a room without a roof,” says Douglas, echoing Pharrel’s hit song “Happy.” “And they don’t know why. But we do. There are many reasons, becauseYoga Nidra works on so many different levels. It’s all good.” RESOURCES Glenn Black Facebook.com/Glennblack.yoga.bodytuning Karen Brody Boldtranquility.com Anne Douglas Anahatayogatherapy.ca CHRONOGRAM.COM LISTEN to a 20-minute Yoga Nidra meditation led by Karen Brody.



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The Trisha Brown Dance Company performing I’m going to toss my arms—if you catch them they’re yours. The company will perform at Bard's Fisher Center on June 27 and 28.

Choreographic Iconoclast When the Trisha Brown Dance Company opens the Bard SummerScape Festival this month, it will be a bittersweet event for fans, as it also marks one of the company’s last appearances performing Brown’s large works on the great proscenium stages of the world. Now that the venerable 77-year-old Brown has retired, her company is transitioning to performing her smaller works in smaller venues. An original member of the New York City experimental dance incubator Judson Dance Theater in 1962, Brown later cofounded the Grand Union in 1970, a collective where the newly born avant-garde choreographers pioneered movement improvization, as musicians had been doing for decades. So wedded were they to going beyond the envelope, the group deliberately chose a name which didn’t include the word dance, thereby eliminating criticism of what they weren’t. Brown has created over 100 groundbreaking works throughout her career. While others have attempted to choreograph on walls and roofs, Brown was the first. With her company in harnesses at the Whitney Museum in 1971, she is the only choreographer to have created movement patterns on walls while also demanding the dancers circumnavigate each other’s wires, thus forging the path in which subsequent choreographers have attempted to dance in her wall prints. Her company danced on scattered rooftops in Soho in 1973 and more recently in manufactured fog, appearing as simultaneous soloists in galleries throughout MoMA, beside Richard Serra’s double 120-foot-long sculptures in Paris’ Tuileries gardens, perilously close to the rims of Michael Heizer’s 20-foot-deep holes in the ground sculptures at Dia:Beacon, and into and out of clothing suspended from a pipe frame, where they indulged in gravity to hang awhile before moving on to the next item. Among her many awards are the National Medal of Arts, the MacArthur “genius” grant, multiple Bessies (the dance equivalent of Broadway’s Tony), including their Lifetime Achievement Award, numerous National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim Fellowships, as well as being an American Academy of Arts and Science Fellow.

Brown has also produced a prodigious body of drawings, shown in galleries and museums worldwide in both realistic and abstract styles, the latter sometimes created by using her body to manipulate charcoal crayons on large sheets of paper on the floor, delighting onlookers with effects such as performing a turn with charcoal between her toes to produce a perfect circle. Using composers from John Cage to Bob Dylan and performing with marching bands, the movement which has come out of Brown’s body possesses a unique sense of “flow” which can mask the complexity of her choreography, sometimes giving it a somnambulant, or dream-like, quality. The company will be performing three works at Bard. In Set and Reset (1983), Brown tangles and then untangles her dancers to Laurie Anderson’s “Long Time, No See.” Black-and-white themed set and costumes are by Robert Rauschenberg, also collaborating with famed dance lighting designer Beverly Emmons. In the 1994 solo If you couldn’t see me (originally choreographed for Brown herself), the dancer never fully faces the audience. A diaphanous costume cut to reveal back muscles and legs helps compensate the audience for its lack of a 360-degree view. The effect is mesmerizing. Costume, set, lighting, and otherworldly music by Rauschenberg. Brown’s final choreographic work, I’m going to toss my arms—if you catch them they’re yours (2011), is danced to a score by Alvin Curran containing a potpourri of instruments. The set design by renowned artist Burt Barr has the dancers sharing the stage with industrial sized fans, which create startling, yet elegant effects on their bodies and costumes and blend the sound of pushed air with the music. Though Brown’s choreography will live on in the afterlife of the modern dance repertory, we shall miss the sweet surprises of her inventiveness. Performances on Friday, June 27, at 7:30pm (followed by a discussion with the artists); Saturday, June 28, at 2pm (with pre-performance conversation at 1pm); and Saturday, June 28, at 7:30pm. Tickets: $25-$60. (845) 758-7900; Fishercenter.bard.edu. —Maya Horowitz 6/14 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 81

SUNDAY 1 DANCE Swing Dance 6:30-9:00pm. $10/$6 FT students. 6pm Beginners Lesson, to DJ’d music. Arlington Reformed Church, Poughkeepsie. 454-2571.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS 21st Annual Fine Arts and Craft Fair 11am-4pm. The Fishkill Business Association presents the 21st Annual Fine Art & Craft Fair, featuring Hudson Valley Etsy. CVS PLAZA, FISHKILL. Hudsonvalleyetsy. com/fishkill-fine-arts-and-craft-fair.html. 25th Annual Old Fashioned Day 11am-5pm. Walker Valley Fire Co., Walker Valley. 744-2827. Beacon Flea Market 8am-3pm. A variety of items, including re-finished furniture, antiques, vintage purses, mid-century cookware, collectible vinyl, old books, handmade jewelry, and local crafts. Beacon Flea Market, Beacon. 202-0094.

FILM NTLive: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time 1pm. $20. The Moviehouse, Millerton. (518) 789-0022. Lawrence of Arabia 3-6:15pm. $5-$8. Starring Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn. Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039. Rails to the Catskills Premiere 4pm. Followed by Q and A with the film maker. Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter. (518) 263-2000.


The Costellos 7:30pm. With special guest Paul Byrne. Towne Crier Café, Beacon. 855-1300.


Lady Antebellum 7pm. With Billy Currington and Joe Nichols. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388.

Transgender & Queer Support Network Meetings First Monday of every month. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300.

Newburgh Symphonic Chorale 3pm. Americana. St. George’s Church, Newburgh. 231-3592.


Sheila E 8pm. $60. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Singer Songwriter David Poe 7pm. $10. New Paltz, New Paltz. Tinroofsessions.com.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS 4th Annual Victorian Tea Party 2-4pm. $25. Assorted petite tea sandwiches, scones, sweets & fresh steeped tea. Music provided by The Westchester/Putnam Youth Symphony Orchestra. Peekskill Museum, Peekskill. (914) 736-0473.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Announcing SPARC’s 15th Annual Stewart State Forest Bike Tour 9am. Weed Road, New Windsor. Stewartstateforestbiketour.com. Open Days Program Garden Tour: Westchester County 10am-2pm. $5 per garden/children free. Explore three private gardens in Bedford Hills, Cortlandt Manor, and Katonah, open to the public for self-guided tours to

Cancer Support Group for Patients 2-3pm. Professional social workers and nurses lead discussions on ways to cope with illness and treatment. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 483-6470. Friends & Family CPR/AED Training 11am-3pm. The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only® CPR, child CPR with breaths, AED use, infant CPR with breaths and relief of choking. Course does not offer a certification card upon completion. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 475-9742.

KIDS & FAMILY Pediatric Support Group Programs First Monday of every month. Cub’s Place (dealing with family members’ illness), Ped. Chronic Illness, Autism, ADHD, and Juvenile Diabetes groups available. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 454-8500 ext. 72385.

LITERARY & BOOKS Laurel Corona: The Mapmaker’s Daughter 7pm. “The Mapmaker’s Daughter” is a sweeping novel of 15th-century Spain, that explores the forgotten women of the Spanish Inquisition and the history of the Sephardic community. Temple Emanuel, Kingston. 876-0500.

Qi Gong Class 6-7pm. $10. Qi Gong literally means “breath work” and generally extends to “energy cultivation”. Qi Gong is about getting in touch with your nature, your life force and can assist each and every one of us through change with mindfulness. Sacred Space Healing Arts Studio, Beacon. 416-4598. Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group 10am. First Tuesday of every month. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. (914) 962-6402.

LECTURES & TALKS Palestine Stories 7:30pm. A presentation by Ben Rivers, founder of the Freedom Bus initiative of the Freedom Theatre in the West Bank, which uses cultural actions including Playback Theatre to explore the experience of living under occupation. Deyo Hall, New Paltz. 532-3853.

LITERARY & BOOKS Open Mike with Chrissy Budzinski 7pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties. 246-5775.

MUSIC Blues & Dance Party with Big Joe Fitz and the Lo-Fis 7-9:30pm. Join Big Joe and the Lo-Fi’s for the best blues and dance party in the Valley. High Falls Café, High Falls. 687-2699.

NIGHTLIFE Red Bistro Karoake 10pm. What’s your theme song? Come to sing or watch the Terraoke show-there will be plenty of food and drinks for all. Terrapin Restaurant and Bistro, Rhinebeck. 876-3330.



Hyde Park Food Truck Festival 12-7pm. First Sunday of every month. Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, Hyde Park. 229-8612.

Channeled Guidance to Further Your Journey 6:30pm. First Tuesday of every month. $20/$15. We are all on a spiritual journey and need guidance on that journey. An excellent way to receive that guidance is from a spirit guide who has distance from our worldly cares and who is understanding, wise, loving, compassionate, supportive, and above all, empowering. Flowing Spirit Healing, Woodstock. 679-8989.

Mycology: A Mushroom Walk 2-3:30pm. $5. Join the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association on a mushroom walk. We will start with a brief introduction to foraging, including the ecology of forest mushrooms, safety in the woods, how to identify mushrooms and some tips for cooking wild mushrooms. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872. Regional Master Tea Blenders 12-3pm. for a tasting of Harney & Sons Fine Teas and while you are there check out our other locally made products. Emerson Organic Spa, Mount Tremper. 688-2828.

KIDS & FAMILY Child Safety Seat Check Event 11am. First Sunday of every month. Come have your child’s seat checked by a nationally-certified technician who can also teach you everything you need to know about car seats. Health Quest Community Education, LaGrangeville. 475-9746. David Soman - “Three Bears in A Boat” 4pm. Recommended for Ages 4-8. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. Oblongbooks.com/event/picturebook-event-david-soman-three-bears-boat. Ride the Ridge 8:30am-4pm. $15-$35. 8th Annual Ride The Ridge Bike Challenge to raise funds to benefit the new High Meadow Performing Arts Center. The Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge invites riders of all ages to participate in one of four road rides: 50-mile, 30-mile, 11-mile, and 5-mile family ride. High Meadow School, Stone Ridge. 687-4855.

LECTURES & TALKS Gail Whistance’s Connections: The Honk Falls to Kingston Electric Line 1pm. $5/members free. In 1903, a small squad of men spread out across the farmland and hamlets between Napanoch and Kingston to purchase easements from landowners to obtain a right of way for the first highvoltage electric transmission line to service the bustling city of Kingston. This lecture tells the story of the building of this line and how it was recently rediscovered near Hurley through some enthusiastic industrial archeology. Century House Historical Society, Rosendale. 658-9900. Sitting Pretty: An Illustrated History of the Garden Seat 2pm. The 8th Annual Bellefield Design Lecture by John Danzer of Munder-Skiles. Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center, Hyde Park. 486-7770.

LITERARY & BOOKS BI Sunday Author Series 2pm. Learn strategies and hot spots for ghost hunting, with evidence collection tips using photography and sound recording, from author and paranormal investigator Marianna Boncek. Beacon Institute’s Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, Beacon. Bire.org/institute/building1.php. Sondra Zeidenstein and Phoebe Hoss 4pm. Reading from Speaking for my Self: Twelve women poets in their seventies and eighties. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, New Paltz. 255-8300.

Private Spirit Guide Readings with Psychic Medium Adam Bernstein First Tuesday of every month, 12-6pm. $40 30 min/$75 hour. Mirabai of Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-2100.

WEDNESDAY 4 Figures in Flight Dance Performance Two dance companies made up of very different members will combine their talents and share the stage in one groundbreaking recital. “Figures in Flight 4,” a professional dance company of Hudson Valley high school students, joins “Figures in Flight Released,” adult males trained in dance while serving time at Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Sullivan County. The groups have both trained under the direction of renowned educator, choreographer, and artistic director Susan Slotnick, whose life-changing work with prison inmates has captured the attention of CNN, CBS News, and Dance Studio Life magazine. The two companies perform an evening of dance choreographed by Slotnick, incorporating pop, classical, jazz, and gospel styles, ending in a monumental joint number on June 7 at SUNY New Paltz’s McKenna Theater, 7pm. (845) 257-7869; Newpaltz.edu.

benefit the Garden Conservancy. Highlights include water gardens, formal vegetable gardens and perennial borders, antique garden statuary, a stumperie, greenhouses of tropical plants, and a lotus pond. The Merrin Garden, Cortlandt Manor. (888) 842-2442. Turtle Tales 10am. $3-$7. Join environmental educator Dayton Bjorkman and learn about common turtle species and basic turtle biology. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781. World Record Event: World’s Longest Handshake Relay! 9:30am. $10/$5 children. Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie.

THEATER Acting Out: Words That Connect 5-7pm. $25/$22 members. A series of performances of original works written or composed with the art in mind. Inspired by Antonio Santin’s fascinating, dark, painting, Yeh, portraying a young, attractive Asian woman who appears to be a victim. It is a woman’s journey of discovery and a love affair in a time of personal transition. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill. (914) 788-0100. Clybourne Park 7:30-10:30pm. $20/$15 seniors and students. White neighbors react when the black Younger family was moves in. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7900. Good People 2pm. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Peter Pan 2pm. $21/$18 senior citizens and children. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900.



Beacon Music Factory’s Spring Recital and Picnic 1-3pm. The Beacon Theatre, Beacon. 226-8099.

Foraging, Feasting & Botanical Potions: Herbal Retreat with Dina Falconi 9am-1:30pm. $325. Come explore the beauty and the bounty of the gardens, fields and woods in this weekend course. We will cover information encouraging the daily use of herbs for food, medicine and pleasure. This immersion program is designed to provide inspiring and practical “hands on” herbal knowledge that can easily be incorporated into one’s life. Sky Lake Lodge, Rosendale. 658-8556.

Blues Hall of Fame Induction 6pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

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Speaking of Books 7pm. First Monday of every month. Non-fiction book discussion group. Unitarian Fellowship, Poughkeepsie. 471-6580.

MUSIC The Faux Meek 8pm. Indie rock. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

NIGHTLIFE Monday Night Karaoke 9pm. Free. Come and Join us for a night of Singing, Laughing and Fun starting Nov. 18th Monday night at Rendezvous Lounge in Kingston. Starting at 9pm -? bring a lot friends and have fun! Rendezvous Lounge, Kingston. 331-5209.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Extended Care Planning 6:30pm. Donna Yoanides of Bankers Conseco. East Fishkill Community Library, Hopewell Junction. 226-2145. Silk Aquatint with Julio Valdez $290/plus $30 lab fee. Through June 4. Call for times. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388. EFT & Law of Attraction Prosperity Circle 6pm. $15. FInancial issues resolved quickly with 5,000 year old technique. TG Parker, Kingston. 706-2183.

TUESDAY 3 FILM The Monuments Men 6-8pm. Based on Robert M. Edsel’s book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world’s greatest works of art. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Bariatric Support Group First Tuesday of every month. For those considering or who have had bariatric surgery. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 437-3026. Better Breathers Support Group First Tuesday of every month, 7pm. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 489-5005.

FILM RSC Live: RICHARD II 7pm. $20. Starring: David Tennant as Richard II Directed by: Gregory Doran, RSC Artistic Director Richard is King, ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years. The Moviehouse, Millerton. (518) 789-0022.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Friends & Family CPR AED Course 11am-3pm. The course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only® CPR, child CPR with breaths, AED use, infant CPR with breaths and relief of choking. Family & Friends CPR is a basic course and does not offer a certification card upon completion. Must register. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 475-9742. People of Color Retreat Through June 8. Blue Cliff Monastery, Pine Bush. bluecliffmonastery.org Sound Healing Experience with Tibetan Singing Bowls 7:30pm. $20 before June 1, $25 at the door. Come relax, and let the singing bowls carry away all that does not serve you as your chakras balance, and your stress melts away. The Living Room, Cold Spring. 661-3630. Weekly Chakra Meditation Group 6-7pm. $15. Namaste Sacred Healing Center, Woodstock. 657-1071. Yoga at Creative Co-Op 5:30pm. EVERY Wednesday - Yoga at 5:30 pm Creative Co-op, Rosendale. 527-5672.

MUSIC Kurt Henry & Cheryl Lambert 10am. Acoustic. Stone Ridge Library, Stone Ridge. 687-7023. Syracuse & Siegel 8-10:30pm. With special guests. Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, Woodstock. 679-7969.

SPIRITUALITY Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism Classes 7pm. 90-minute program includes 30 minutes of Quiet Sitting Meditation followed by one of eight lectures on the history, practices and principles of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 1012.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES A Course in Miracles 7:30-9pm. Study group with Alice Broner at Unitarian Fellowship in Poughkeepsie. Call to Verify. Unitarian Fellowship, Poughkeepsie. 229-8391. The Especially Fragrant Garden of Page Dickey: Shrub Roses and More… 10:30am-1pm. $60/$50 members. A private study tour of her garden at the height of the shrub rose bloom. Page will share her insights into gardening and will discuss the use of fragrant shrubs, with a focus on her favorite shrub roses. Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA. (413) 298-3926.


Art © Carl Andre/Licensed by VAGA,New York, NY. Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation Installation view, “Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010,” Dia:Beacon. Through March 2, 2015.

Andre the Giant “This requires a long visit, it requires an engaged mind, and yes, it requires openness, as well,” observes curator Yasmil Raymond of “Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 19582010,” currently at Dia:Beacon. The first item in the show, Scatter Piece, consists of 33 ball bearings, 14 Plexiglass blocks, and other paraphernalia spread across the floor. A guard explained that the owner of the piece came to Dia and dropped all the items at once; they fell in a random pattern. The second work, Herm, is a length of cedar post resembling a pedestal for a sculpture. Andre can harness emotions with his minimalist gestures. For the inaugural show at PS 1, the exhibition space in Queens, Andre set up 100 identical concrete markers in the former playground. (The building had been a public school.) Titled Lament for the Children, this piece was a monument to the kids who would no longer play there. Walking through these markers at Dia, which resemble the gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery, I felt a tragic sadness. Each marker is 18 inches tall, the height of a newborn baby. After this installation is Triskaidek, 91 lengths of Western red cedar arranged into a staircase almost reaching the ceiling. “Triskaidekaphobia” means “fear of the number 13,” and sure enough, counting the steps, I found 13. Is this a joke on a 12-step program? Whatever the intention, this mighty wooden stairway radiates hope, after the melancholy “Lament for the Children.” Good work, Yasmil Raymond! I found myself yearning to touch the stones and wooden posts, which is prohibited, of course—except in one instance. Visitors may walk on “46 Roaring Forties,” a 75-foot pathway composed of cold-rolled steel plates. As you promenade, the metal shifts slightly underfoot. Looking down, the rust spots in the steel resemble asteroids and galaxies.

It’s a bit like a spacewalk. (I wish I could have done it barefoot.) The Uncarved Blocks is a collection of cedar posts arranged in groups of two, three, and four, evoking the skyline of a small city like Minneapolis. Its title is a reference to Lao Tzu, who writes of the “uncarved block” in the Tao Te Ching. An uncarved block is a paradox—how can a block exist if no one cuts it? Could wind or rain randomly create a pure cube? Andre’s title suggests that today we see many uncarved blocks, lying in alleys or construction sites—cinderblocks, for example. No one carved them; they were spit out by a machine. We encounter the Taoist mystery of the uncarved block, and never notice. Carl Andre was born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1935; his father worked in a shipyard. After receiving a scholarship to Phillips Academy, Andre served in the Army. He never attended college; instead Andre moved to New York City in 1956, joining a circle of artists including Frank Stella, Eva Hesse, and Hollis Frampton. His first solo show at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in 1965 was widely acclaimed. Andre is best known outside the art world for the mysterious death of his wife, the artist Ana Mendieta, in 1985. When she fell from the window of their apartment on the 34th floor of a Greenwich Village building, Andre was charged with second-degree murder. Three years later he was acquitted of all charges. Perhaps Andre’s work is about absence. Herm is a pedestal for a nonexistent sculpture. Triskaidek is a stairway to the second floor of Dia, which doesn’t exist. “Cask of Meats” is a hardcover book with a hole bored through it. Andre is in love with the invisible. “Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010” will be exhibited at Dia: Beacon through March 2, 2015. (845) 440-0100; Diaart.org —Sparrow 6/14 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 83

THURSDAY 5 ART GALLERIES AND EXHIBITS America’s Vanishing Landscape Opening reception June 28, 5pm-7pm Columbia County Council on the Arts, Hudson. (518) 671-6213.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS East Fishkill Community Library Photography Group First Thursday of every month, 7pm. East Fishkill Community Library, Hopewell Junction. 226-2145. Men’s Group 7-8:30pm. Meetings rotate between group discussions, social evenings and special events. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300.

DANCE Swingin’ Newburgh First Thursday of every month. Beginner swing dance lesson provided by Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios, 7-7:30. Swing Shift Orchestra plays, 7:30-9pm. Newburgh Brewing Company, Newburgh. Got2lindy.com. West Coast Swing Dance with Evan MacDonald 7pm. $12. 7-8pm West Coast swingdance lesson, 8pm10:30pm practice dance groove party. Uptown Gallery, Kingston. 331-3261.

FILM Dear John 6-8:15pm. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. PG13. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Gentle Flow Yoga First Thursday of every month, 9:45am. 25.00. Intentionally set to 3-5 people so you enjoy the most hands on yoga experience. This gentle flow class is perfect for the more mature clientele. Each class will consist of: meditation, stretching, core strength, balance, and relaxation. The classes ends with an optional application of Living Essential Oils® to aid you into a deeper meditation. Tara Gregorio Holistic Healing, Cold Spring. (617) 512-9501. Laryngectomy Support Group First Thursday of every month, 11am-noon. The LaryngectomySupport Group offers opportunities for individuals facing laryngeal cancer and individuals treated for laryngeal cancer to share their experiences, learn about communication options (electrolarynxand/ or voice prosthesis) and participate in community awareness projects. This group is open to family members and caregivers. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 483-7391. Pre-Operative Spine Education Sessions First Thursday of every month, noon. Whether you are scheduled for spine surgery or are considering it, the spine education session is an opportunity for you and your loved ones to receive more information. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 204-4299.

LECTURES & TALKS Amy Krane Color Talk 5-6:30pm. Amy Krane Color advises clients on paint colors for their homes and businesses, both interior and exterior. Learn about how each color affects people differently. Hear how to use colors effectively in your home to create the ambience you desire. Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Hudson. (518) 828-4417.


Clybourne Park 7:30-10:30pm. $20/$15 seniors and students. White neighbors react when the black Younger family was moves in. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7900. Good People 8pm. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.

FRIDAY 6 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS HV: Create First Friday of every month, 8:30am. Designers, artists, writers, teachers, coaches, musicians, scholars, & other intellectually curious, creative-minded people gather for facilitated round-table conversations, riffs on creativity & work, Icarus Sessions, community announcements. Marbletown Multi-Arts, Stone Ridge. 679-9441.

COMEDY Jerome Jarre 8pm. $37.50. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown. (914) 631-3390.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Fit Club 6pm. We have Brazil Butt Lift, Turbo Fire, Focus T25, and more. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

KIDS & FAMILY Kids’ Yoga 4:30-5:30pm. $16.50. Classes blend kid-friendly postures, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques with story-telling and creative play. Yoga Way, Wappingers Falls. 227-3223. Tiny Tots Musical Storytime 10:30am. Ages 1-3. Age appropriate stories and songs. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

LECTURES & TALKS A Panel Discussion on Elder Abuse 8:30am-noon. Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston. 338-2980.

LITERARY & BOOKS Poetry Brothel 8pm. $3. In addition to poetry readings on stage, there will be opportunities for poets and audience members to interact more personally by going off to private nooks and crannies. Liberty Public House, Rhinebeck. 876-1760.

MUSIC Al Stewart 8:30pm. With special guest Paul Guzzone. Towne Crier Café, Beacon. 855-1300. Bill’s Toupee 8:30pm. Covers. Shadows On the Hudson, Poughkeepsie. 486-9500. Classical Duets with Lily Arbisser, Hai-Ting Chinn, and Leo Treitler 8pm. $25/$23 members. Two sopranos sing Schumann duets and operatic selections by Mozart, Monteverdi, Delibes, and Richard Strauss. Leo Treitler piano. Kleinert/ James Arts Center, Woodstock. 679-2079. Classical Song: Schumann, Mozart, and More 8pm. $25/$23. Classical vocals by singers are Lily Arbisser and Hai-Ting Chinn. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. 679-2079.

Author Joanna Rakoff: “My Salinger Year” 7pm. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. 876-0500.

Four By Fate 7:30pm. The Chance, Poughkeepsie. 471-1966.


Johnny Lang 8pm. $90. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.

The Autumn Defense 8pm. 60’s inspired pop-rock. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Café Singer Showcase with Barbara Dempsey and DeWitt Nelson 7-9:30pm. Three performers join Barbara and DeWitt for the singer showcase. High Falls Café, High Falls. 687-2699. Dan Stokes 7pm. Acoustic. Pamela’s on the Hudson, Newburgh. 562-4505. Mr. Gone 7pm. Featuring Peter Furlan, Neil Alexander, Ratzo Harris & Terry Silverlight. Opener, Attila Vural. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Painted Betty 7:30pm. Known for buoyantly blending elements of jazz, blues, country, folk and tango. Towne Crier Café, Beacon. 855-1300. Traditional Irish Pub Session First Thursday of every month, 7pm. Elsie’s Place, Wallkill. 895-8975.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS HOPE’s Fund 5:30-7:30pm. In Celebration of the 2014 Raising HOPE Honorees. Diamond Mills, Saugerties. 247-0700.

SPIRITUALITY Mahatma Frequency Transmission for Ascension First Thursday of every month, 7pm. $20. These frequencies can be used to help us with any personal problem we set the intention for. These energies flow through the physical, mental and emotional bodies, clearing our Aura and Magnetic fields of negative thought patterns, belief patterns and emotional patterns. True Light Healing Center, Kingston, N.Y. 332-0031. Private Raindrop Technique Sessions with Donna Carroll First Thursday of every month, 11:30am-6pm. $75/one hour. Mirabai of Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-2100.




Mike LaFalce and the Chosen Adolescence 9pm. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277.

ART GALLERIES AND EXHIBITS Images & Objects, Stories & Sounds Opening reception 5pm-7pm Orphic Gallery, Roxbury. (607) 326-6045.

DANCE Argentine Tango In The Courtyard 1:30-3:30pm. During this event, dancers Curlen and Tai will not only perform, but also instruct those who are interested in the art of Tango. Woven through the dance steps will be an informal history lesson of this romantic dance. Pelham Art Center, Pelham. (914) 738-2525. Ballet NEXT 7:30pm. $30/$10 student rush and children. Blurring the lines between classical and contemporary ballet. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 757-5106. Benefit Dance 9-11pm. $5/$10 with lesson. Lesson at 8:30pm, and all proceeds go towards our scholarship fund. Music Institute of Sullivan & Ulster Counties, Inc. MISU, Ellenville. 399-1293. New Paltz School of Ballet Spring Recital: Happily Ever After 3-5:30pm. $15. Special guests Ballet West dancers Katie Critchlow and Trevor Naumann, performing a pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet. Wallkill High School, Wallkill. 255-0044. Salsa Lesson and Latin Dance Party with Carlos Osorio 8pm. $12 at the door. Bring out your Latin spirit! Join Carlos Osorio, Founder of the Cumbia Spirit School of Dance for a fun, all levels salsa class and then dance the night away at Kingston’s most artful new event space Wine available. Uptown Gallery, Kingston. 331-3261. Stars & Stripes Forever at The Bardavon 2pm. $15 adults, $12 student/senior/member/veteran $10 groups of ten or more. Salute the Spirit of America with Poughkeepsie City Ballet in this sparkling new ballet—Stars & Stripes Forever. With music from Copland to Sousa this patriotic red, white and blue extravaganza will delight young and old alike. Guest artist Steven Melendez, principal dancer with New York Theatre Ballet, will amaze all with his spectacular spins and gravity defining leaps. Additional Guest Artists include The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers, New York Academy of Ballet and trumpeters Joseph Garvey and David Puchkoff Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS 3rd Annual Retro Rally Car and Motorcycle Show 12-5pm. Cornell Street Studio, Kingston. 679-8348. Annual Mineral, Gem, Jewelry, and Fossil Show, Swap and Sell 10am-4pm. $5/$3 children and seniors. Sponsored by the Orange County Mineral Society. Museum Village, Monroe. 782-8248. Antique Appraisal Roadshow 9am-6pm. $5/item. Could that bauble in the basement be valuable? Robert Meringolo, formerly of Sotheby’s and founder of the Albany Auction Gallery, will be bringing his nationally recognized expert appraisers to Red Hook. Live music and great things to eat from local restaurants. Benefitting the Red Hook PTSA. Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook. (518) 966-4976.

Clybourne Park 7:30-10:30pm. $20/$15 seniors and students. White neighbors react when the black Younger family was moves in. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7900. Good People 8pm. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.


Taste of Millbrook 6-9pm. $100/$85 in advance. Millbrook Educational Foundation’s annual fundraiser. Millbrook Winery, Millbrook. Tasteofmillbrook.com.

KIDS & FAMILY Children’s Author McKenzie Willis 3pm. Reads from his new book, Tales of the Rainbow Forest. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties. 246-5775. Kids’ Art Workshop 10am-noon. $12/$20 for two. Ages 4.5-12. Omi International Arts Center, Ghent. (518) 392-4747. Light Painting Photography 2-4pm. Students will learn to play with long exposure photography and be the models for their very own Light Painting. Each student will get to take home one print. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill. (914) 788-0100.

Les Miserables 7:30pm. $18 Adults, $14 students & seniors, $12 groups & families. The Two Of Us Productions presents a glorious full orchestra production of Les Misérables. Based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, this Broadway show won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical in 1987. Taconic Hills Central School, Craryville. (518) 329-6293.

Ramapo for Children’s Community Event 12-10pm. $60/$30 for Dutchess County residents with promo code RHINE50/Children under 3 are free. A weekend of boating, swimming, hiking, ropes courses and more. Ramapo for Children - Camp Ramapo, Rhinebeck. 876-8409.


Dialogues 5pm. $10/$5 WAAM members. A talk on Edward Steichen by his granddaughter Laurie Winfrey. Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock. 679-2940.

Portrait Lighting: Studio and Natural Through June 8, with Bobbi Lane. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957.

Panel Discussion: The New Face of Fiction 7pm. Rising young stars of literary fiction Emma Straub, Owen King & Kelly Braffet join Oblong Books co-owner Suzanna Hermans in a discussion about the changing face of fiction writing. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. 876-0500. Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series 3:30pm. Featuring Morton Rich. Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf. 469-9459.

MUSIC Bill’s Toupee 8:30pm. Covers. Hurricane Grill & Wings, Poughkeepsie. 243-2222. Blues Buddha Band 9:30pm. Blues. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Cats out of the Bag 8pm. Alternative. Joma Café, West Shokan. 251-1114. Catskills Cabaradio 7pm. Potluck at 6pm. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469. Celtic Night with the Irish Mafia 7pm. First Saturday of every month. Sean Griffin’s Irish Mafia and invited guests connect the Celtic tradition to Galicia, Spain. Elephant, Kingston. Elephantwinebar.com. David Kraai & Amy Laber 7-9pm. Country harmonies, sweet banjo, tasty mandolin, twangy guitars, beautiful autoharp and soulful harmonica. This community evening will start off with a potluck dinner followed by an open mike, then David & Amy will take the stage. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255. Fredericks Brown 8pm. $20 preferred/ $12 advance / $16 day of /$5 member price. Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA. (413) 662-2111. Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle 7pm. $30/$5 students/$70 series. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7003.

John Abercrombie Trio 8pm. $15. Rosendale Café, Rosendale. 658-9048.


10 Minute Play Festival: Paranormal Poughkeepsie 8pm. $20. Half Moon Theater. Half Moon Theatre, Poughkeepsie. Halfmoontheatre.org/.

Design Brooklyn with Michel Arnaud 3-5pm. Acclaimed photographer Arnaud presents Design Brooklyn, a brilliant visual exploration of the unique and diverse architecture, interiors, and design of public and private spaces in today’s Brooklyn, from mechanics’ shops renovated into restaurants, to newly built public spaces, to restored brownstones and modern townhouses. TK Home and Garden, Hudson. (518) 697-0909.

Pinxter 2-9pm. Rejuvenation of the African American/colonial Dutch tradition, now an all-inclusive celebration of the world’s farmworkers: music & drumming, dance, food, farm experiences, seedling sale. Whirligig Farm, Hurley. 902-8154.

Sonic Soul Band 9:30pm. Harmony Music, Woodstock. 679-7760.



James Maddock + Band 7pm. Opener, Dylan Doyle Band. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

The Shadow Circus 8pm. $8. Tibetan Center, Kingston. 383-1774.

Saugerties First Friday 6-9pm. Special events, entertainment and food. Downtown Saugerties, Saugerties.

Printed by a Woman: The Declaration of Independence in the 18th & 21st Centuries 3-4pm. To honor this American pioneer and our founding fathers, artist Mindy Belloff created an accurate reproduction of Goddard’s elegant two-column design of the Declaration. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

Mount Lebanon Heritage Herb Festival 9:30am-4pm. $10/$20 family. More than 18 walks, talks and workshops around herbs in food, pharmacy, gardens and local history. Hear about herbs as powerful foods and drink, and a variety of healing traditions around herbs. Darrow School, New Lebanon. (518) 794-8800.

Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.


Letterpress Printing 3pm. Mindy Belloff on letterpress printing and Mary Katharine Goddard, in honor of upcoming July 4th celebrations, Printed By a Woman: The Declaration of Independence in the 18th and 21st Centuries. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.


Jessica Molaskey and her “Italian Quartet” 8pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

Johnny Dell and Night Life Band 8pm. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277. MTD4lyfe Benefit Concert 7:45pm. $30. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. Nat Baldwin + Arborea 8pm. $7. The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006. Oakes and Smith and Dugway “Share the Evening” 8pm. $20/$15. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955. Patti Griffin 8pm. $48-$95. With special guest Parker Milsap. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown. (914) 631-3390. Sean from The Trapps 2:30pm. Village Green, Woodstock. Tabla Concert by World Renowned Pandit Anindo Chatterjee 7-8:30pm. $35. Pandit Anindo Chatterjee will perform the first of three Benefit Concerts at Shanti Mandir this Summer. Authentic Indian snacks and refreshments will follow the concert. Shanti Mandir, Walden. 778-1008. The Virginia Wolves 7:30pm. Organic rock. With Mamalama. Backstage Studio Productions (BSP), Kingston. 481-5158. The Whippersnappers 8-10pm. $24 in advance ($20 for members) and $28 at the door ($24 members). Students are half price with a valid ID. The Whippersnappers are Peter Davis, George Wilson and Frank Orsini. This trio of regional folk superstars offers upbeat string band music with fiddles, 5-string banjo and acoustic guitar. Their concert promises “a foot-stomping, rip snorting collection of oldtime country songs and Celtic fiddle tunes.” Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559. The Woodstock Concerts on the Green 1-5pm. Village Green, Woodstock. Woodstockchamber.com.









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OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Barn Sale and Auction 9am-2pm. Includes silent auction and bake sale. Hurley Heritage Society, Hurley. 338-1661.

ART GALLERIES AND EXHIBITS In the Garden of Sonic Delights Opening reception June 8, 12pm-6pm Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill. (914) 788-0100.

The Berkshire Playwrights Lab New Play Benefit Gala 8pm. $52/$27/$202 VIP. This years’ Gala will bring together world-class playwrights, performers, and the Berkshire community for a unique night of theater and a sneak peak into the creative process. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040.

DANCE Ballet NEXT 2:30pm. $30/$10 student rush and children. Blurring the lines between classical and contemporary ballet. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 757-5106.

First Saturday Reception First Saturday of every month, 5-8pm. ASK’s openings are elegant affairs with wine, hors d’oeuvres and art enthusiasts. These monthly events are part of Kingston’s First Saturday art events. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Kingston. 338-0331.

Milonga des Artistes-Sunday Afternoon Tango with Ilene Marder Second Sunday of every month, 3pm. $12 at the door. NEW!!! Come join us for the inaugural edition of MILONGA DES ARTISTES with your host and DJ Ilene Marder, founder of the 10 year old Woodstock Tango community. Uptown Gallery, Kingston. 331-3261.

Historic House Tour First Saturday of every month, 10am-noon. Maple Grove Restoration, Poughkeepsie. 471-3248.

New Paltz School of Ballet Spring Recital: Happily Ever After 3-5:30pm. $15. Special guests Ballet West dancers Katie Critchlow and Trevor Naumann, performing a pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet. Wallkill High School, Wallkill. 255-0044.

Live Art Painting Event and Music 11am-4pm. A demonstration of the Genie Collapsible Canvases will kick off our live painting event. Live painting with amazing local artists and musical accompaniment with Chris Maccia and Company. Water Street Market (Antiques Center), New Paltz. 255-1403.



Textures and Tastes of Africa 1-4pm. $60. African food, fashion, drumming, gospel music and raffle. Fund Raiser to support student scholarships for the University at Albany’s Summer Study Tours to Africa. Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck. 876-3533.

Putnam County Secret Garden Tour & Frank Lloyd Wright House Tour 10am-4pm. $30-$90. Best private gardens in Putnam County open for 1 day only PLUS the spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright House on Lake Mahopac. Julia L. Butterfield Library, Cold Spring. 278-7272. Snapping Turtle Walk 7:30-9am. $12. Boscobel, Garrison. Boscobel.org. Woodland Workshop with Author Marlene Marshall 10am-noon. $20/$15 members. Create a summer wreath with Marlene Marshall, artist and author of the book “Woodland Style Projects.” Go for a walk in Olana’s landscape to collect “found” natural vegetation/fungi/ bark from the surrounding forest floor in order to create a beautiful natural masterpiece. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872.


SPORTS Championship MMA Thai Boxing Bouts 7pm. $35/$55/$75. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie. 454-5800. Hudson Valley Horrors Roller derby 6-9pm. $10.00. Join us for another home team showdown! Who will take the win? The on fire women Apocalips or the dark vamps of the Draculadies! Doors: 6pm Beating: 7pm Roller Magic, Hyde Park. Horrorsrollerderby.com.

THEATER 10 Minute Play Festival: Paranormal Poughkeepsie 8pm. $20. Half Moon Theatre, Poughkeepsie. Halfmoontheatre.org. Clybourne Park 7:30-10:30pm. $20/$15 seniors and students. White neighbors react when the black Younger family was moves in. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7900. Good People 8pm. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS 2nd Annual Kingston Community Block Party 12-4pm. Live ethnic music, dance, comedy, handicrafts, children’s activities, food and drinks. Family fun! Rain location: Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center, Broadway and Hoffman Street in midtown Kingston. T.R. Gallo West Strand Park, Kingston. Annual Mineral, Gem, Jewelry, and Fossil Show, Swap and Sell 10am-4pm. $5/$3 children and seniors. Sponsored by the Orange County Mineral Society. Museum Village, Monroe. 782-8248. Beacon Flea Market 8am-3pm. A variety of items, including re-finished furniture, antiques, vintage purses, mid-century cookware, collectible vinyl, old books, handmade jewelry, and local crafts. Beacon Flea Market, Beacon. 202-0094.

FILM Driving Miss Daisy 4pm. $15. Written by: Alfred Uhry Starring: James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury and Boyd Gaines. Captured LIVE from the stage in Australia. The Moviehouse, Millerton. (518) 789-0022.

Les Miserables 7:30pm. $18 Adults, $14 students & seniors, $12 groups & families. The Two Of Us Productions presents a glorious full orchestra production of Les Misérables. Based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, this Broadway show won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical in 1987. Taconic Hills Central School, Craryville. (518) 329-6293.

Filmworks Forum: Drugs, Guns, Redemption & Edward Snowden 11:30am. Presented in partnership with the Salisbury Forum. Special screening of Drugs, Guns, Redemption & Edward Snowden: Stories from Young Filmmakers Exploring the Drug Culture, Gun Violence, Sexual Assault and NSA Surveillance. The Civic Life Project is an alternative to the standard High School Civics Class. The Moviehouse, Millerton. (518) 789-0022.



College of Poetry Workshop 1-3pm. Susanna Rich. Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf. 469-9459.

Babysitting Preparedness Course 9am-3pm. $45. The course is led by nationally certified instructors who also have experience as emergency responders in both professional and community environments. This course is for ages 12+. Successful completion of the course will result in a 2-year certification. Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel. 475-9742.

The Dream Intensive 10am-2pm. Early registration $99. Hudson Valley Training, a crash course in setting dreams in motion. This bestselling transformational training will teach you 4 simple steps to move from ideas and dreams to goals and action. Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Newburgh. (347) 762-3639. Life Drawing Intensive 10am-4pm. $45/$35 Unison members. Immerse yourself in drawing for a full day. Professional artists and students have the chance to work with experienced models under controlled lighting. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559. Lightroom Fundamental Through June 8, with Lee Varis. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957.


Author Craig Harris: The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music 4pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, New Paltz. 255-8300. Author Katherine Flannery Dering 2pm. Presenting her new book Shot in the Head. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties. 246-5775. Phillipe Petit: Creativity, The Perfect Crime 4pm. French daredevil Philippe Petit became famous in August 1974 for his high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Called the “artistic crime of the century,” Petit’s daring feat became the focus of a media sensation. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. 876-0500.

MUSIC Art & Jazz Improv 3pm. Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf. 469-9459. Bethel Woods Chamber Music Series 2pm. $57/$25 students. Sheryl Staples, violin, Cynthia Phelps, viola, Eric Kim, cello, Inon Barnatan, piano. Program: Schumann Märchenbilder, Mendelssohn Piano Trio in d minor, Brahms Piano Quartet in A Major. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388. Country Singer Zoe Muth 8pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Each summer HVSF puts on three plays to keep the spirit of Shakespeare alive, all staged under an open-air theater tent with gorgeous views of the Hudson River at Boscobel. This year marks Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, which the talented actors celebrate as they stage productions of “Othello,” “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” and “The Liar” by David Ives. Arrive early to enjoy a pre-theater gourmet picnic, or visit the HVSF Café for soft drinks, wine, beer, sandwiches, and desserts, where you can pre-order snacks for intermission. There’ll be opportunities to chat with directors and actors, see how actors interpret contemporary works, along with family, teen, and young Shakespeare programs. The season kicks off on June 10 at Boscobel Garrison. (845) 265-9575; Hvshakespeare.org.

Off-Broadway 5K and HVRuns Newburgh Half Marathon 8am. $50 half marathon/$35/$30 pre-registered/$10 students/kids free. Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Newburgh. 562-6940.

Meditation Instruction 2pm. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 1012.


Purina Animal Nutrition Kids Day 12-2pm. $5. Purina Animal Nutrition closes out the Spring series of shows with the highly anticipated Purina Animal Nutrition Kids’ Day. HITS Showgrounds, Saugerties. 246-8833. Ramapo for Children’s Community Event 7am-noon. $60/$30 for Dutchess County residents with promo code RHINE50/Children under 3 are free. A weekend of boating, swimming, hiking, ropes courses and more. Ramapo for Children - Camp Ramapo, Rhinebeck. 876-8409.

Joe Tobin 1pm. Acoustic. Taste Budd’s Chocolate and Coffee Café, Red Hook. 758-6500. Jonny Lang Blues Concert 7pm. $30-$79. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040. Kids’ Open Mike 5-7:30pm. For ages 5-17. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Sunday Brunch with Saints of Swing 10am-2pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Taylor Eigsti & Friends 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. The McKrells 7:30pm. Towne Crier Café, Beacon. 855-1300.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Celebrating the Wisdom of our Elders in Song 5-9pm. SageArts, brings songwriters and elders in the community together to collaboratively write a song about the elder’s life. This initiative kicks off with a benefit dinner and concert. Marbletown Community Center, Stone Ridge. 688-1546.

Gardiner Library Fiction Writers’ Workshop Second Sunday of every month, 6-10pm. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255. June Writing Workshops for Women 2pm. $20 advance/$25 at the door. Presented by Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. See website for specific workshops and prices. The Mount, Lenox, MA. Berkshirewomenwriters.org.

MONDAY 9 FILM Driving Miss Daisy 7pm. $15. Written by: Alfred Uhry Starring: James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury and Boyd Gaines. Captured LIVE from the stage in Australia. The Moviehouse, Millerton. (518) 789-0022. NY Film Critics Series: And So It Goes 7pm. $15. The NY Film Critics Series presents live, interactive, pre-release movies and big screen HD live simulcast interviews, and interactive Q&A with the stars and filmmakers. Moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine, and ABC’s Popcorn. The Moviehouse, Millerton. (518) 789-0022.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Cancer Support Group for Patients 2-3pm. Professional social workers and nurses lead discussions on ways to cope with illness and treatment. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 483-6470.

KIDS & FAMILY Chess for Kids 3-4:30pm. A chess course designed for students grades K-2 who have little or no experience with the game. Instructor Chris Chanin teaches basic strategy and how to move and capture with all the pieces. Hudson Opera House, Hudson. (518) 822-1438.

LITERARY & BOOKS Music and Poetry 7pm. Michael Arnowitt plays piano and Normal shares poetry. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties. 246-5775.

MUSIC 2014 Young Student Guitar Ensemble 6:30pm. Ken McGloin will feature his young and upcoming students in this exciting end of the school year concert. Music will range from Mozart to Edgar Winter and beyond. Performances will include solo, duo as well as the High Meadow Guitar and Jazz ensembles. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048. Open Mike Night with Jeff Entin 6:30am-8:30pm. Join Jeff Entin as he welcomes local talent for Open Mic Night. You never know who might show up to dazzle the crowd. High Falls Café, High Falls. 687-2699.

NIGHTLIFE Monday Night Karaoke 9pm. Free. Come and Join us for a night of Singing, Laughing and Fun starting Nov. 18th Monday night at Rendezvous Lounge in Kingston. Starting at 9pm -? bring a lot friends and have fun! Rendezvous Lounge, Kingston. 331-5209.

SPORTS 16th Annual Stenberg Cup Golf Tournament 8am-5pm. $225. Come out for a great day of golf, fantastic prizes and giveaways. Trump National Golf Course, Hopewell Jct. 871-1171.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Creative Music Studio’s Spring Workshop 8am. Through June 13. Features intensive workshops, jam sessions and intimate concerts Full Moon Resort, Big Indian. 254-8009. June Writing Workshops for Women 6-8pm. $150, $140 before June 1. Presented by Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. See website for specific workshops and prices. The Mount, Lenox, MA. Berkshirewomenwriters.org. EFT & Law of Attraction Prosperity Circle 6pm. $15. FInancial issues resolved quickly with 5,000 year old technique. TG Parker, Kingston. 706-2183.




10 Minute Play Festival: Paranormal Poughkeepsie 2pm. $20. Half Moon Theater. Half Moon Theatre, Poughkeepsie. Halfmoontheatre.org.

Connecting to the Wisdom of Plants 6-8pm. $59. We will explore our local “weeds of life,” and how their life force is so intertwined with the health of mankind. Their herbal properties and doctrine of signatures will be discussed in two class sessions. Dutchess Community College South, Wappingers Falls. 431-8910.

Clybourne Park 7:30-10:30pm. $20/$15 seniors and students. White neighbors react when the black Younger family was moves in. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7900. Good People 2pm. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Les Misérables 3pm. $18 Adults, $14 students & seniors, $12 groups & families. The Two Of Us Productions presents a glorious full orchestra production of Les Misérables. Based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, this Broadway show won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical in 1987. Taconic Hills Central School, Craryville. 518-329-6293.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Afternoon of Korean Culture 1-3pm. The program will begin with the screening of two short documentary films about Korea. Following the movies a reenactment of a Korean Traditional Wedding will be performed followed by a celebration with a traditional Korean meal and refreshments. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255.

KIDS & FAMILY Chess for Kids 3-4:30pm. A chess course designed for students grades K-2 who have little or no experience with the game. Instructor Chris Chanin teaches basic strategy and how to move and capture with all the pieces. Hudson Opera House, Hudson. (518) 822-1438.

LECTURES & TALKS Monthly Open House with Dharma Talk Second Tuesday of every month, 7pm. free. Shambhala Buddhist teachers talk on a variety of topics at our Open House. Second Tuesday of every month, after community meditation practice. Meditation: 6-7pm, Talk 7pm, followed by tea, cookies, and converation. Sky Lake Lodge, Rosendale. 658-8556.

MUSIC Joe Satriani 8pm. $92/$275 VIP. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.



Natalie Merchant plays UPAC in Kingston on July 3.

Advocating Artist Natalie Merchant’s music has always been marked with the air of a performer wise beyond her years, even when she was in her teens and twenties and fronting 1980s alt-rock staples 10,000 Maniacs. So after also creating the layered, literate, and omnipresent solo hits that fill our ears every time we step into the supermarket, can she go any deeper into the well? The answer, as evidenced by Natalie Merchant (Nonesuch Records), her sixth and newest studio album since leaving 10,000 Maniacs in 1994, is apparently this: Yes, much. On the eponymous, self-produced release—her first all-originals set since 2001’s Motherland (Elektra Records)—Merchant imbues songs like the powerfully inward-looking “Ladybird” and “Giving Up Everything” with newfound awareness and an assured, direct approach steeped in the lessons of life. A life lived by an artist examining not only herself, but the world around her as well. Below, she answers a few questions from the road about the new record, her work as a social activist, and other topics. Natalie Merchant will perform at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston on July 3 at 8pm. Simi Stone will open. Tickets are $55 and $75. (845) 339-6088; Bardavon.org. —Peter Aaron Natalie Merchant is your first album of all-original material in 13 years, which is quite a while. How far back do these songs date? The songs on this album are drawn from 14 years of songwriting. During this period of time I recorded American and British folk music (2003’s The House Carpenter’s Daughter; Myth America Records) and adapted dozens of poems to music (2010’s Leave Your Sleep; Nonesuch). All the while that I was working on these projects, I was quietly and consistently writing original material, incorporating all the lessons that traditional ballads and classic poems offered. Your last release, Leave Your Sleep, is a double album of music you set to the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson, E. E. Cummings, and other writers. Although you’d been famously known for your renditions of other artists’s lyrics prior to making that album, was immersing yourself in the words of others to such a degree a powerful learning experience for you as a lyricist? How did the process of making of Leave Your Sleep inspire/inform the songs on the new album? I think the influence that these experiments with poetry had upon my writing was very subtle but my appreciation for simple and direct language has grown deeper. And I tend to make greater use of idiomatic expressions. They are packed full of meaning and that can be useful in lyric writing, which demands strict economy. I’ve always used personal narrative as a means of delivering messages and these new songs are full of testimony and portraiture. I like creating characters and then dialoging with them inside the songs. The five-year process of making Leave Your Sleep left me longing for a more direct form of self-expression, to speak for myself again in my own words. You recently toured with a children’s concert program based on Leave Your Sleep, which included a date at Carnegie Hall. Can you describe the program? Is it something you plan to revisit or develop further? The orchestral concert for children that I’ve developed over the past two years is a magical thing. It involves a 12-piece chamber ensemble and projected images from the picture book based on the songs from Leave Your Sleep illustrated by Barbara McClintock. We have done the show in other American cities with other orchestras. My favorite was in Las Vegas in February, the Smith Center bussed 3,000 inner-city school children in first through fourth grades. It was the first time most of the children had ever been inside

a concert hall or seen an orchestral show. They were so well behaved, attentive, and visibly enchanted by the music and images. Exposure to the arts during these formative years is so important. I honestly think it can change lives. It changed mine. You’ve long been known as an activist involved in various social and environmental causes. How has that side of your life impacted your art itself? I’m convinced that I would have been involved in community organizing on some level, whether or not I had become a public figure. I don’t know where the impulse to pitch in comes from, but it’s been there for years. I don’t think every artist needs to feel or do the same. I just see that my skill set includes the ability to draw large groups of people together and focus their attention for brief periods of time. I like to do this for the good people I meet who are too deep in the trenches fighting the good fight to organize big public events or publicity alone. The community advocates that I’ve met and helped here in the Hudson Valley are such phenomenal people. It’s been a pleasure to know them and be included in some small way in their important work. Regarding the impact on my creativity: With both the Shelter and Dear Governor Cuomo [documentary film] projects, I’ve found a new form of expression that combines music and message in a powerful way that moves, informs, and causes people to act. For those who haven’t seen Shelter or Dear Governor Cuomo, what are they about and why was it important to you personally to be involved in them?
 Dear Governor Cuomo is a film that Jon Bowermaster and Alex Gibney made to help draw more people into the debate over hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York State. I helped organize a concert and rally in Albany with a coalition of 100 grass-roots antifracking organizations on the eve of their consolidation into one large umbrella group, New Yorkers Against Fracking (May 15, 2012). The program included a succession of speeches by scientists, environmentalists, activists, musicians, actors, and victims of contamination interwoven with relevant music. The film has now been seen by hundreds of thousands in not just New York but worldwide through the Internet. Shelter is an event film that was made a year later on the same model, but this time the topic was domestic violence. The making of this film caused profound changes in the way that I view the Hudson Valley. We have an insidious crisis here that manages to remain hidden in the shadows. We gathered staggering statistics to demonstrate the scale and scope of it: In 2012, there were 4,928 domestic incident reports filed in Dutchess County resulting in 1,236 arrests. In Ulster County, there were 3,180 incident reports with 567 arrests. In the past 15 years there have been 40 homicides in our two counties. You’ve played at other Hudson Valley venues before and since you became a local resident. But UPAC seems to be your “home venue,” as you’ve played there many times, the last occasion being 2011’s Shelter from the Storm benefit for victims of Hurricane Irene. What can the audience expect this time out, in terms of the song selection and presentation? I will have a nine-piece band including string quintet, piano, drums, and guitar. We’ll be playing new songs and a variety of songs from various past albums. My problem these days is that I have waaaaay too many songs. I just played last night here in London for three hours and had left plenty songs untouched. CHRONOGRAM.COM LISTEN to “Ladybird,” a track off Natalie Merchant’s self-titled new album.



Tickets: $29, $24 Symphony Gala: $39, $34 FACULTY GALA July 12 at 8:00 p.m. Bach, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Nielsen, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Copland VLADIMIR FELTSMAN RECITAL July 19 at 8:00 p.m. Lionized by the New York Times as “quite simply an amazing pianist”, Feltsman performs a powerhouse program that celebrates Schumann. JACOB FLIER GALA Nine First-prize winners return to celebrate PianoSummer’s 20th Anniversary July 26 at 8:00 p.m. Mozart, Brahms, Scriabin, Chopin, Liszt, Bach, Rachmaninoff




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SYMPHONY GALA WITH THE HUDSON VALLEY PHILHARMONIC Vladimir Feltsman, conducting August 1 at 8:00 p.m. Verdi - “La forza del destino”, Shostakovich - Symphony #1, and a piano concerto performed by the 2014 Jacob Flier Piano Competition winner, TBD


Recitals, piano competitions, master classes, lectures – all open to the public. Visit www.newpaltz.edu/piano for a complete schedule

Box Office 845.257.3880 Online tickets available at: www.newpaltz.edu/piano Information: 845.257.3860

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Many Arms + Century Plants 8pm. Blend of punk and jazz. The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006. Ringo Starr and His All-Star Band 8pm. $152/$102/$82/$62. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334.

NIGHTLIFE Red Bistro Karoake 10pm. What’s your theme song? Come to sing or watch the Terraoke show-there will be plenty of food and drinks for all. Terrapin Restaurant and Bistro, Rhinebeck. 8763330.

THEATER Othello 7pm. Presented by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Hvshakespeare.org.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES June Writing Workshops for Women 3-5pm/6-8pm. $150, $140 before June 1. Presented by Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. See website for specific workshops and prices. The Mount, Lenox, MA. Berkshirewomenwriters.org. Katie Torpey’s Introduction to Screenwriting Workshop 7:30-9:30pm. $300. Through July 29. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Landscape Oil Painting Classes with Loman Eng Six-session series. Explore the concepts and techniques of the Hudson River and Barbizon Schools of painting through the presentations and demonstrations by the instructor. Composition, value, color and light will be discuss. All skill levels welcome. Town of Esopus Library, Port Ewen. 338-5580.



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

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Kingston-Rhinebeck Toastmasters Club Second Thursday of every month, 7-9pm. Practice public speaking skills. Ulster County Office Building, Kingston. 338-5184. Men’s Group 7-8:30pm. Meetings rotate between group discussions, social evenings and special events. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300. The Relatives As Parents Program Support Group Second Thursday of every month, 6-7:30pm. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie. 452-8440.

DANCE Martha Graham Dance Company 8pm. Appalachian Spring, The Rite of Spring, Echo. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

In the Name Of 6-7:45pm. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

NTLive from London: A Small Family Business 7pm. $20. A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn. The Moviehouse, Millerton. (518) 789-0022.



Breast Cancer Support Group Second Wednesday of every month, 2pm. Free support group for breast cancer patients and survivors. The Living Seed Yoga & Holistic Center, New Paltz. 255-8212.

Anita Williams Peck Public Speaking Competition Kingston High School will deliver a five-minute persuasive speech on a current event topic before a panel of judges. Winners receive a $5000 scholarship. SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge. 687-5262.

PMS & Menopause: the Eastern Approach 6:30pm. The seminar will cover the Eastern approach as well as many self-help techniques you can use to reduce or eliminate the discomfort and pain. Vitamins, supplements and herbs will be covered as well as acupuncture and other techniques. East Fishkill Community Library, Hopewell Junction. 226-2145. Stroke Support Group Second Wednesday of every month, 11am-noon. Is for patients and family members to share information, express concerns, and find support and friends. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 483-6319. Weekly Chakra Meditation Group 6-7pm. $15. Namaste Sacred Healing Center, Woodstock. 657-1071.


MUSIC Anonymous Four with Bruce Molsky 7:30pm. Towne Crier Café, Beacon. 855-1300. Chamber Music Concert with Voice and Strings 7:30pm. St. Johns Episcopal Church, Ellenville. 647-7084. Darren Read’s Solo Acoustic Sludge 8:30pm. The Golden Rail Ale House, Newburgh. 565-2337. Joanna Teters’s Mad Satta 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. The Perry Beekman Trio 7:30-9:30pm. Stockade Tavern, Kingston. 514-2649.

Yoga at Creative Co-Op 5:30pm. EVERY Wednesday - Yoga at 5:30 pm Creative Co-op, Rosendale. 527-5672.

Turkuaz 8pm. Nine-piece power-funk group. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.


Zvuloon 8pm. Reggae from Israel and Ethiopia. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

Elin Hilderbrand: The Matchmaker 7pm. The Matchmaker is a touching new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand in which a woman sets out to find love for those closest to her - before it’s too late. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. 876-0500.

MUSIC Misha Piatagorsky Quintet 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.


When you’re in Kingston, NY, be sure to visit The Uptown Gallery at 296 Wall Street

Mike + Doug Starn: Bambú Shots Closing reception July 12, 4pm-6pm Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock. 679-2079.


Titus Andronicus 8pm. $17/$15. Backstage Studio Productions (BSP), Kingston. 481-5158.



West Coast Swing Dance with Evan MacDonald 7pm. $12. 7-8pm West Coast swingdance lesson, 8pm10:30pm practice dance groove party. Uptown Gallery, Kingston. 331-3261.

Syracuse & Siegel 8-10:30pm. With special guests. Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, Woodstock. 679-7969.

11 days (and nights), with dozens of performances throughout Kingston, PLUS A Taste of Kingston, a fantastic chance to sample gourmet treasures from Kingston & the entire Hudson Valley.

Repair Café 6-9pm. Bring your beloved but broken item and a repair coach will teach you how to fix it! Clothing repair, jewelry repair and more. The Treehouse, New Paltz. 255-0345.

Complimentary Cocktails and Networking 5-7pm. Join your peers from the business community for a relaxed after hours networking event. Part of GET’s 10th anniversary. Villa Borghese, Wappingers Falls. Gethudsonvalley.org.

Rick Springfield: Stripped Down Solo Acoustic 8pm. $49-$95. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown. (914) 631-3390.

The stars don’t only come out at night...

June Writing Workshops for Women 3-5pm/6-8pm. $150, $140 before June 1. Presented by Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. See website for specific workshops and prices. The Mount, Lenox, MA. Berkshirewomenwriters.org.

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism Classes 7pm. 90-minute program includes 30 minutes of Quiet Sitting Meditation followed by one of eight lectures on the history, practices and principles of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 1012.

THEATER The Two Gentlemen of Verona 7pm. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Boscobel.org.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES A Course in Miracles 7:30-9pm. Study group with Alice Broner at Unitarian Fellowship in Poughkeepsie. Call to Verify. Unitarian Fellowship, Poughkeepsie. 229-8391.

THEATER Clybourne Park 7:30-10:30pm. $20/$15 seniors and students. White neighbors react when the black Younger family was moves in. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7900. Good People 8pm. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. London’s National Theatre in HD 7pm. $18-$25. A Small Family Business by Alan Ayckbourn about a man of principle in a corrupt world. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES June Writing Workshops for Women 3-5pm/6-8pm. $150, $140 before June 1. Presented by Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. See website for specific workshops and prices. The Mount, Lenox, MA. Berkshirewomenwriters.org.

FRIDAY 13 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Sheffield Historical Society Monthly Program 7pm. Dewey Hall, Sheffield, MA. (413) 229-7907.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Fit Club 6pm. We have Brazil Butt Lift, Turbo Fire, Focus T25, and more. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

KIDS & FAMILY Tiny Tots Musical Storytime 10:30am. Ages 1-3. Age appropriate stories and songs. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.



Andrew Gross: Everything to Lose 7-9pm. In bestselling author Andrew Gross’s new novel “Everything to Lose”, a determined, (down on her luck,) mother caring for her handicapped son becomes entangled in a murderous conspiracy to keep a twenty year old secret buried in this blistering thriller, set during the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. 876-0500.

8th Annual Rhinecliff Waterfront Day 11am-5pm. Enjoy live music by UGUYS, bouncy house, face painting, pie eating contest & water balloon toss for the kids. Variety of local craft and food vendors. Rhinecliff Dock, Rhinecliff.

MUSIC BLTN 9pm. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277. Cash is King 8pm. $35. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Chamber-rock Collective Mother Falcon 8pm. Opening: Indie rock group The Family Crest. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Cory Henry Trio of Snarky Puppy! 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. The Interlopers 8pm. $15/$10. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955. Marc Black 9pm. $25/$20. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. Mary Gauthier 8pm. $22. Rosendale Café, Rosendale. 658-9048. Second Friday Night Jam 8:30-11:30pm. Lifelong friends and musicians, Jeff Entin and Bob Blum, host a rocking good time every second Friday of the month. They always have special guests who drop by to join in on the fun. You never know who might stop by. High Falls Café, High Falls. 687-2699. Shaktipat Live 7pm. $15. Move your body to the sacred rhythms, raise your voice in hypnotic kirtan, drum your way to ecstasy, and help create a sense of wholeness and community to share with others and the world. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, Kingston. 687-8707. Start Making Sense, Talking Heads Tribute, Stark Raven 7:30pm. The Chance, Poughkeepsie. 471-1966. Susan Werner 8:30pm. Composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz and pop. Towne Crier Café, Beacon. 855-1300. Tim Moore Live 8pm-12:30am. $20. Tim is gearing up to play new songs and classics. The Colony’s in-house recording studio will capture the evening with grand piano, crack band and state of the art live sound. The Colony Café, Woodstock. 679-5342.

THEATER “Summer Shorts” with Mohonk Mountain Stage Company 8-10pm. $25/$20 members and in advance/$15 members in advance/students half price with ID. A series of short comic plays, including “I’m Herbert” by Robert Anderson and “My Husband” by Paul Rudnick. Directed by Christine Crawfis and Robert Miller. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559. Clybourne Park 7:30-10:30pm. $20/$15 seniors and students. White neighbors react when the black Younger family was moves in. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7900. A Day in Court 7pm. $10. Ron Marquette’s historical drama about actor Larry Parks before the House Un-American Activities Committee. SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge. 687-5262 8pm. $10. Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge. 687-5263. Good People 8pm. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Les Mis 7:30pm. $18 adults, $14 students & seniors, $12 groups & families. The Two Of Us Productions presents a glorious full orchestra production of Les Misérables. Based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, this Broadway show won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical in 1987. Taconic Hills Central School, Craryville. (518) 329-6293. Othello 8pm. Presented by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Hvshakespeare.org.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES The Brain and Beyond….. The Cosmic Scene 9:30am-6:30pm. $450-$550. The course will be presented by Bernadette Bloom, Esoteric Healing Teacher and Practitioner and Licensed Physical Therapist. Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. (239) 289-3744. June Writing Workshops for Women 3-6pm. $150, $140 before June 1. Presented by Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. See website for specific workshops and prices. The Mount, Lenox, MA. Berkshirewomenwriters.org.

SATURDAY 14 COMEDY An Evening with Paula Poundstone 8pm. Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072.

DANCE Salsa Lesson and Latin Dance Party with Carlos Osorio 8pm. $12 at the door. Bring out your Latin spirit! Join Carlos Osorio, Founder of the Cumbia Spirit School of Dance for a fun, all levels salsa class and then dance the night away at Kingston’s most artful new event space Wine available. Uptown Gallery, Kingston. 331-3261.

Newburgh Urban Market 10am-4pm. Our great mix of high quality offerings includes original hand crafted jewelry, furniture, clothing, and décor from local artisans; antiques and vintage collectibles; fair trade and repurposed items; fine local food, beverages and organic produce; and much more. Newburgh Urban Market, Newburgh. Newburghurbanmarket.com.

FOOD & WINE Wine Farmers’ Market 1-4pm. Come for the tastings, wine shopping, and fun! A portion of sales will benefit charities, including Scenic Hudson. Hudson Valley Wine Market, Gardiner. 255-0600.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Yoga and Physical Therapy Workshop for Your Neck and Shoulders 1:30-3:30pm. $50. Do you suspect that you have arthritis of the neck? Do you find that your arm falls asleep? Do you have trouble reaching overhead? Have you ever had a rotator cuff injury? Do you experience frequent headaches? Come learn with physical therapist Purnima Singh and yoga therapist Terry Schaff how to protect and take care of your neck and shoulders. Purnima and Terry have taught body care, awareness and therapeutic yoga classes together at Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City. Get to know your own body better so that you can enjoy yourself and age gracefully. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 235-6334.

KIDS & FAMILY Hudson Vagabond Puppets: Caps for Sale 2-3pm. $8/$5 members. The cast of Hudson Vagabond Puppets brings its giant and colorful puppetry to MASS MoCA with a vivid rendition of the 1938 picture book classic Caps for Sale. Great for ages 3 – 10. Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA. (413) 662-2111. League of Extraordinary Readers: Tara Altebrando, Kody Keplinger & Michael Beil 4-6pm. The League of Extraordinary Readers is a monthly author event series for kids ages 8-12 (and those who are kids at heart). Come to the bookstore to meet your favorite children’s book authors, with giveaways, snacks and fun at every event. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. 876-0500. The Vanaver Caravan Earthbeat: Abbreviated Family Version 11am. Dance and live music from around the world in one thrilling hour, with a very special appearance by the Vanaver Youth Company. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

June 28 Rosanne Cash American Roots Music Festival

July 12 & 18 Lucrezia Borgia July 19 Rigoletto

“One of the 8 most memorable outdoor music venues in the world” — CNN

July 5 Patti LuPone / June 29 Juilliard String Quartet / July 4 Pops, Patriots & Fireworks / July 6 Jeffrey Kahane & Orchestra of St. Luke’s / July 24 Guitar in the Garden: Jason Vieaux / Aug 1 Alisa Weilerstein with Ariel Quartet Visit Caramoor.org for our full Events Calendar

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LECTURES & TALKS Artists Spotlight: Susan Bogen 12-6pm. Find out more about the skills and fine artistry involved in his or her ceramics, jewelry and textile items. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. 679-2079.


Flag Day Presentation: Patriots & Loyalists 10-11am. Boscobel, Garrison. Boscobel.org. Up the North River: An Overview of Pre-1800 Hudson Valley Ethnic Groups and Religions 6-7:30pm. Lecture given by Jane Wilcox, professional genealogist and host of iThe Forget Me Not Hour: Your Ancestors Want Their Stories to Be Told, in the historic 1799 LeFevre House. The lecture will be followed by a Cocktail Talk reception at 7pm. Here guests may speak with Ms. Wilcox, ask her questions, and socialize while enjoying a catered wine and cheese event. Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz. 255-1660.


LITERARY & BOOKS Celebration of the Life and Literature of Thomas McEvilley 6:30pm. The Golden Notebook, Woodstock. 679-8000. Second Saturday Spoken Word 7pm. Featuring authors Martha Frankel and Ann Hutton. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Kingston. 331-2884. A Tom McEvilley Celebration and Book Launch 6:30-8pm. Please join with Michael Perkins, George Quasha, Carolee Schneemann, and Peter Lamborn Wilson, plus special guests, in celebrating the publication of Thomas McEvilley’s last novel, “The Arimaspia,” and a collection of his translations, “Seventeen Ancient Poems.” The Golden Notebook, Woodstock. 679-8000.

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Dover String Quartet Alon Goldstein piano

June 21


Axel Strauss violin Ilya Poletaev piano

July 12


Jasper String Quartet

August 2


Gleb Ivanov piano

Choro Down Neck 8pm. Classic Brazilian choro ensemble that performs the most infectious and exciting styles of Brazilian music: samba, samba-choro, baiao, forro, bossa nova, and of course, the choro. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

August 23 8pm

Trio Virado flute, viola, guitar

Sept. 6



The Christine Spero Group 8pm. $25/$20. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955.

Sept. 27


Paul Huang violin Louis Schwizgebel piano

MUSIC Banda Magda 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Barbara Cook 8pm. $38-$90. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown. (914) 631-3390.

Frogg Cafe 8:30pm. Towne Crier Café, Beacon. 855-1300. Guns N’ Hoses 10:30pm. Guns n’ Roses Tribute Band. Classic rock. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.


Performances at Darrow School in New Lebanon, NY www.tannerypondconcerts.org or 888-820-1696



Generating Creative Current Powerhouse Theater’s 30th Season at Vassar College

Today, the Powerhouse Theater’s towering brick chimney rises above Vassar College as a beacon to playwrights and performing artists seeking a creative safe haven, but during the first half of the 20th century, it did little more than puff out clouds of steam. Yes, Powerhouse Theater used to be a literal powerhouse, built in 1912 to ease the college’s transition from gas to electric fuel. But while its boiler has long since been replaced by lighting grids and fly systems, the facility’s function, one could argue, has changed little over the course of its lifetime. What used to convert raw materials into electricity now converts roughshod scripts into electrifying productions that have been fueling the Hudson Valley’s theater scene for decades. This summer, from June 20 through July 27, Vassar College and New York Stage & Film present their 30th Powerhouse Season: five weeks of new plays, musicals, theatrical readings, and apprentice performances. Powerhouse offers an array of fledgling pieces by Broadway-caliber writers for a fraction of the price in exchange for a theater full of people who, as former executive producer Beth Fargis-Lancaster puts it, “are there because of the work.” “As soon as you take people even 90 miles away from the critical pressure, the commercial pressure of the New York theater,” explains Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer. “It frees them to think and work as deeply as they can.” By restricting media exposure, bringing novices into contact with professionals, and reaching out to theatergoers more interested in passion than pomp, Powerhouse actualizes its raison d’être of creating brave new theater. On this season’s itinerary are three fully-developed mainstage productions, four workshops, 10 public readings of original plays, and several classic pieces performed by apprentices on outdoor stages. The mainstage program boasts new works from playwrights Richard Greenberg (“Take Me Out”) and John Patrick Shanley (“Doubt”) as well as a new series of dance vignettes by director and choreographer Christopher Gattelli (“Silence! The Musical”). The workshops, unlike the mainstage pieces, will reach audiences during earlier stages of development and run for one weekend instead of two. Workshop musicals will include “SeaWife”—a nautical adventure filled with romance, tragedy, and sea monsters—and “A Walk on the Moon,” an adaptation of the 1999 film starring Diane Lane and Viggo Mortensen set in a Catskill bungalow in 1969. One workshop play, “The Light Years,” began as a Powerhouse reading in 2012 90 FORECAST CHRONOGRAM 6/14

The set of the 2013 production of “Downtown Race Riot.”

and returns this summer to put its script into motion. “The Light Years” tells the story of a terrible event that happens around the time of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago and how those events resurface when the Fair returns four decades later. The final workshop play, “Laugh,” follows a girl through tragic loss and an insidious romance that later blossoms into something else entirely. Among those conducting readings will be David Rabe (“Sticks and Bones”) and David Hyde Pierce (“Frasier”) with “Gilgamesh,” “The Prince and Ripcord,” respectively. Details regarding the student renditions of classic plays are forthcoming. One of the things that distinguishes Powerhouse from other summer theater companies of its kind is that it eschews selecting its programming based on a theme or content rubric. “It’s one of the real luxuries we have in programming this way,” says Pfaelzer. “If you went to a typical theater that had a big subscriber base, you would need to do one classic or one comedy and one drama and one musical, and we simply don’t do that. We look at the work as its being written and see where we can apply our resources most effectively.” But unlike other new play development companies, Powerhouse also views public audiences as essential to a nascent work’s maturation process. Over the past three decades, Powerhouse has cultivated a following of welleducated theatergoers who welcome experimental storytelling, and there’s no end to what a playwright can learn from an audience like that. Mainstage productions often end with “talkbacks,” a sort of post-show discussion in which the artists and viewers can ask questions of each other. During workshops and readings, writers and directors monitor their audiences reactions and make note of what scenes need tweaking. As Powerhouse moves into its fourth decade, Pfaelzer says she wants “to look at the kinds of artists who have come through our doors over the last 30 years and ensure that we continue to attract and create opportunities for people who are at the top of their game as well as people who are just entering the profession.” Celebrated artists Richard Greenberg, Christopher Gattelli, and John Patrick Shanley discuss their upcoming Mainstage productions: Powerhouse.vassar.edu; Newyorkstageandfilm.org —Nicole Hitner

Clockwise from top left: Nick Blaemire, Katrina Dideriksen, and Daniel Franzese in the 2013 production of “Found” (photos by Buck Lewis unless otherwise noted); the 2013 production of “Brooklynite”; from the 2013 production of “Agamemnon” (photo by Roger J. Yerodn); Laura Innis and Cotter Smith from the 2013 production of “When The Lights Went Out.”

The Babylon Line By Richard Greenberg; directed by Terry Kinney Performances June 26–July 6 The story for “The Babylon Line” arose less from Richard Greenberg’s artistic influences than from an aesthetic quandary fundamental to his identity as a storyteller: an attraction to and skepticism toward tidy narratives. “I’m very attracted to a highly formalized form of storytelling,” Greenberg confesses. “I love Agatha Christie, you know, something where all the pieces fit. But I don’t believe those stories. I enjoy them, but I don’t believe them. I’m always trying to balance the pleasure I take in almost algebraic storytelling with my sense that what’s real doesn’t fit into it. So I’m always looking for a form that can be both in some way elegant and also account for the sprawl.” As if to echo these warring drives, Greenberg sets “The Babylon Line” in 1967 Levittown, where an adult education creative writing instructor from Greenwich Village learns there’s more to his pupils than picket fences and penny socials. But those familiar with Greenberg’s work, which includes heavy hitters “The Assembled Parties” (2013) and “Take Me Out” (2002), can expect something new in the second act. “This play admits the possibility of happiness in a way that not every play I have written does,” says Greenberg, “and I’m interested to see how that plays out.” The play stars Josh Radnor (of "How I Met Your Mother" fame), a former Powerhouse apprentice. In Your Arms Directed and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli; Music by Stephen Flaherty; Vignettes written by Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, & Alfred Uhry Performances July 5-13 “In Your Arms” was born of Christopher Gattelli and co-collaborator Jennifer Manocherian’s ambition to create a dance performance unlike any other, and public anticipation surrounding the piece suggests they might have succeeded. As a dancetheater hybrid, “In Your Arms” excites the imagination and eludes classification. Ten renowned playwrights each sent Gattelli a love story, knowing full well that not a word they penned would be spoken on stage. Working from each story’s setting and mood, Gattelli transformed the collection into a series of dance vignettes that showcase dance

genres and traditions from around the world. Original scoring by Stephen Flaherty mirrors the vignettes’ eclectic inspirations and unifies the stories with a recurring theme. When asked why love stories, Gattelli says he just wanted to put something positive in the world: “In love there are lots of different colors, different forms, and different times. We really cover the gamut of different phases—from a couple’s first kiss and first touch to an older couple in their '70s, '80s, walking down a beach.” Perfect for treacle-fearing theatergoers, the piece compliments scenes of passion with ample helpings of grit. “It really covers what people go through in love, from top to bottom,” says Gattelli. The Danish Widow Written and directed by John Patrick Shanley Performances July 16-27 Those familiar with John Patrick Shanley’s corpus will agree that usually his “characters all spill their guts.” “I haven’t written many unavailable characters,” he says, but this work’s eponymous Danish widow is “just not interested in spilling her guts at all.” Beginning in New York and ending in Sweden, “The Danish Widow” follows the fraught relationship between a probing insurance adjustor and her tight-lipped client as their cultures clash and a murder mystery unfolds. Shanley says one of his primary interests in writing the play was to explore relationships between women, and so while the play functions as a mystery it also chronicles the insurance adjustor’s quest for identity. “Very often I’ve seen women use another woman as a kind of mirror that they look into,” Shanley recalls, “and they either identify with that woman, or they see a critique of themselves in the differences between them and the other woman.” That in this case the “other woman” hails from Sweden adds another layer to her figurative role as a mirror. According to Shanley, “There’s something about the Danish temperament that is very cool, analytical, and morally rigorous that can make an American feel sloppy.” Written with the express intent to transport viewers through storytelling, “The Danish Widow” promises to thrill (and unsettle) its Powerhouse audience. CHRONOGRAM.COM LISTEN to a conversation with Josh Radnor (Ted Mosby from "How I Met Your Mother), who will be starring in Richard Greenberg's "The Babylon Line" this summer in a Powerhouse Theater mainstage production.


Les Mis 7:30pm. $18 adults, $14 students & seniors, $12 groups & families. The Two Of Us Productions presents a glorious full orchestra production of Les Misérables. Based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, this Broadway show won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical in 1987. Taconic Hills Central School, Craryville. (518) 329-6293.

Father’s Day Brunch

Homemade Holistic Health: A 10 Month Workshop

An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel 8-10pm. $45/$60/$75. Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill. (914) 739-0039 8pm. Pop, soft rock. Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill. (914) 739-2333.

London’s National Theatre in HD 7pm. $18-$25. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040.

Journey and Steve Miller Band 6:45pm. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

Not All Fortunes are Found in Cookies $20. Air Pirates Radio Theater. Brothers Barbecue, New Windsor. 534-4227.

Hallow Dog 1pm. Acoustic. Taste Budd’s Chocolate and Coffee Café, Red Hook. 758-6500. Helen Avakian 8pm. Acoustic. Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville. 647-3000. Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle 7pm. $30/$5 students/$70 series. Featuring The Dover Quartet. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7003.

Karl Allweier 8pm. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277. Keith Newman 8pm. Acoustic. The Golden Rail Ale House, Newburgh. 565-2337.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona 8pm. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Boscobel.org.

9am-2pm. We have nine Eggs Benedict choices plus pancakes, French toast, Huevos Rancheros, wraps and breakfast sandwiches, and biscuits and gravy. High Falls Café, High Falls. 687-2699.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Series Every fourth Sunday, 10am. $50/$450 for all ten. Our health represents a complex interaction between our physical body, environment and ability to process emotional pressure. Holistic approaches to health are only as effective as their capacity to address these aspects in concert. Join Claudia for ten workshops over the course of the changing seasons. The Herbal Acre, Rhinebeck. (917) 992-9901.

Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones Album Release Show 9:30pm. $7. The Anchor, Kingston. 901-9991.


MidHudson Road Runners Club Treetops to Rooftops 5K 7am. $20/$18. Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie. A Night Under the Stars 7-9pm. $5. Join Dr. Willie Yee, 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.

SPIRITUALITY Meditation Instruction 2pm. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 1012.

THEATER “Summer Shorts” with Mohonk Mountain Stage Company 8-10pm. $25/$20 members and in advance/$15 members in advance/students half price with ID. A series of short comic plays, including “I’m Herbert” by Robert Anderson and “My Husband” by Paul Rudnick. Directed by Christine Crawfis and Robert Miller. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559. Christian Cagigal’s Obscura 7 & 9pm. $15. An intimate evening of close-up magic, fairy tales, dark fables, and strange happenings. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. (518) 943-3894. A Day in Court 7pm. $10. Ron Marquette’s historical drama about actor Larry Parks before the House Un-American Activities Committee. SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge. 687-5262 8pm. $10. Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge. 687-5263. Good People 8pm. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.


The Perry Beekman Trio 11:30am-2:30pm. The Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinebeck. 876-0509.

Vanderbilt Garden Association Tours 1-4pm. 2014 is the 30th Anniversary for the all-volunteer association. Free tours of the formal gardens by volunteers discussing the history of the gardens and the mission of the Vanderbilt Garden Association to rehabilitate and maintain the plants, shrubs, trees, and statuary in the gardens as they were in the 1930’s. Vanderbilt Garden Association Inc., Hyde Park. 229-6432.

The West Point Alumni Glee Club 6:30pm. Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126.

4-H Green Teen 5-7pm. Each year the teens choose a food system related topic to photograph and write about. See the food system through the eyes of these eight teenagers. ZoraDora, Beacon. (646) 206-3982.

Open Mike 4-6pm. $7/$5 members. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559.


Ruby Bergman + Cal Folger Day 8pm. The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006.


NRBQ and the Whole Wheat Horns 9pm. $25/$20. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

Saratoga Chamber Players 3-5pm. $18/$15 with ArtPass/$12 students/children free. Explores musical inspiration in conjunction with Saratoga ArtsFest. Works of Haydn,”The Frog”; Bailen, “A Day in the Life of an Artist”; Tchaikovsky, “Souvenir de Florence.” Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-1427.

Rock Tavern Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild Coffeehouse 7:30pm. $6/$5 Guild members and seniors. Featuring Walkabout Clearwater Chorus. Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, New Windsor. Uucrt.org.

Trick or Charity 12-4pm. Trick or Charity is a costumed canned food drive that will be collecting donated to be donated to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Mountain Top, Beacon. facebook.com/events/1420495034883837.

Lucinda Williams 8pm. $48-$88. Special guests Kenneth Brian Band. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown. (914) 631-3390.

Santana 7:30pm. $36-$127. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388.

Rainbird Foundation Jam4theEnd Benefit 8-11pm. Rainbird is committed to the end of child abuse for all children everywhere. Our mission is to build a global movement for the end of child abuse, mobilize people around the world, and develop partnerships to unify people and organizations for the end of child abuse. High Falls Café, High Falls. 687-2699.

Mabel Grace Tangney-Decker 1.5 mile Walk/Run 11am. $15. To raise awareness and money for Mabel Grace and the International Research Foundation for CDKL5. There will be food, music, crafts, games, vendors, and a silent auction with donations from many local businesses. Hurley Mountain Inn, Hurley. 331-1780.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Robert Randolph $87.50. Call for times. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.

Sanctuary: Iron Maiden Tribute 7:30pm. The Chance, Poughkeepsie. 471-1966.

Marilyn Kirby 8pm. Acoustic. Joma Café, West Shokan. 251-1114.


Creating Music with Saratoga Chamber Players 11am-noon. $15. Composer/cellist Eliot Bailen will lead an interactive workshop for children on composing music. Participants will explore use of rhythm and sound to make a piece of music. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-1427.

Project TH3M 7pm. With Mark Sherman, Bob Franceschini, Doug Weiss and Adam Nussbaum. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

The Kurt Henry Band 10pm. Alternative. Market Market Café, Rosendale. 658-3164.

Band Battle and Dance Party 5-11pm. $5/$1 children. Benefit for the Caring Hands Pantry and Soup Kitchen. Clinton Avenue United Methodist, Kingston. 331-7188.

Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry 6:45pm. With the Plain White Ts. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

Queen City Pride Festival Big Gay Hudson Valley is proud to announce its first ever Queen City Pride celebration from June 5-8, with different events each night in Poughkeepsie venues to kick start the summer! The festival starts with a Night Out at Vassar for viewing art and sampling local wines and spirits, followed by Big `80s Cosmic Bowling hosted by Trixie Starr at MardiBob Lanes. Saturday marks the Hudson Valley Gay Life Expo with businesses supporting the gay community, vendors, and giveaways, along with the BBQ, Beer, & Burlesque Beefcake Dinner at Mill House Brewing Company. The last day is the sixth annual Big Gay Summer Picnic at the beautiful Locust Grove estate—bring your own picnic and enjoy entertainment, prizes, and dancing in the sun. Biggayhudsonvalley.com.



The Art of the Photo Essay Through June 15. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957.

Children’s Day 1-4pm. Two petting zoos, magician Mr. Bayly performs at 1:30 & 3:15 PM and 18th century games. New Windsor Cantonment, New Windsor. 561-1765 ext. 22.

The Brain and Beyond….. The Cosmic Scene 10am-3pm. $450-$550. The course will be presented by Bernadette Bloom, Esoteric Healing Teacher and Practitioner and Licensed Physical Therapist. Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. (239) 289-3744. Intro to Digital Photography Through June 15, with Joan Barker. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957. Unusual Fruit Trees & Shrubs 10am-1pm. An introduction to diverse fruit trees with a focus on such fruits as Quince, Persimmon, Paw Paw, Hazelnuts and Sea Buckthorn. Hortus Conclusus, Stone Ridge. Hortus.biz.

SUNDAY 15 DANCE West Coast Swing Dance 6-9pm. $8/$6. Lesson 5:30pm-6pm. Dance to DJ’d music. Reformed Church of Port Ewen, Port Ewen. 255-1379.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Beacon Flea Market 8am-3pm. A variety of items, including re-finished furniture, antiques, vintage purses, mid-century cookware, collectible vinyl, old books, handmade jewelry, and local crafts. Beacon Flea Market, Beacon. 202-0094. The Beacon Sloop Club Annual Strawberry Festival 12-5pm. Many strawberry delights, environmental displays, kids activities and games, lots of food and craft vendors and live music and entertainment. Riverfront Park, Beacon. 463-4660. Newburgh Urban Market 10am-4pm. Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh. Newburghurbanmarket.com.

LITERARY & BOOKS Ed Renehan’s Talk on His New Book Pete Seeger vs. The Un-Americans 1pm. $5/members free. Pete Seeger vs. The UnAmericans comprises the first book-length study of the folksinger and Hudson Valley resident’s blacklisting, and his battles with the House Select Committee on Un-American Activities and U.S. Justice Department, 1955-62. Century House Historical Society, Rosendale. 658-9900. Hudson Valley Ya Society: Joanna Philbin, Cammie McGovern, Nora Raleigh Baskin & Jennifer Lyne 4pm. A monthly author event series. The HVYAS brings the best and brightest YA authors to the Hudson Valley in a memorable and fun party-like “literary salon” atmosphere, with refreshments, conversation, and giveaways for attendees. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. 876-0500.

MUSIC Alexander Turnquistn Recording Release Party 8pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Antonin Dvořák: A Bohemian Idyll 2pm. $50 Orchestra & loges/$40 balcony. A program devoted to Antonin Dvořák, whose music almost by definition glows with lyricism and melodiousness. Biblical Songs, Gypsy Songs, and selections from the opera Rusalka, reflect another aspect of his output. Tanglewood, Lenox, MA. (800) 843-0778. Close Encounters With Music all-Dvořák 2pm. $50/$40. Tanglewood, Lenox, MA. (413) 637-1600.


Enso String Quartet 3pm. Pre-concert discussion & informal reception with Music Mountain president, Nicholas Gordon. Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126.

20th(ish) Annual Pancake Breakfast 8-11am. $7/$3 children. Dewey Hall, Sheffield, MA. (413) 229-7907.

Father’s Day Sunday Brunch with Bob Stump & The Roadside Attraction 10am-2pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Kayak Basics with The River Connection 11am. $80. Get your feet wet and learn the basics of the sport of kayaking with this introductory skill building class where you will learn basic kayak strokes and maneuvers. Learning how to get in your kayak and go places is what this clinic is all about. Following the skill building approach, each participant will learn and practice proper wet exit techniques. Once this skill is accomplished, propulsion and maneuvering strokes will be introduced and practiced including: forward stroke, back (stop); sweep stroke; draw stroke; sculling draw and; low and high braces. The River Connection, Inc., Hyde Park. 229-0595. Kayak Demo Day with The River Connection 11am. $10. Throughout the paddling season the River Connection offers Try Before Buy Demos. Come join the River Connection Instructors and try out a variety of kayaks from manufacturers such as P&H, North Shore Kayaks, Valley Sea Kayaks and Venture Kayaks. We have a large fleet and have a fleet boat for virtually every model we carry in our retail showroom, all available to try in our Private Harbor. The River Connection, Inc., Hyde Park. 229-0595.

SPORTS 5th Annual New Paltz Challenge 1/2 Marathon and 5K 6am. $20+. The only true trail half marathon in the MidHudson Valley, this out-and-back course leads runners along the scenic Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and through the bucolic New Paltz landscape with sweeping views of the Shawangunk Ridge, the Wallkill River, and Historic Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District. Gilded Otter, New Paltz. 255-0243.

THEATER Christian Cagigal’s Obscura 3 & 7pm. $15. An intimate evening of close-up magic, fairy tales, dark fables, and strange happenings. Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Clybourne Park 7:30-10:30pm. $20/$15 seniors and students. White neighbors react when the black Younger family was moves in. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock. 679-7900. Good People 2pm. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Les Misérables 3pm. $18 Adults, $14 students & seniors, $12 groups & families. The Two Of Us Productions presents a glorious full orchestra production of Les Misérables. Based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, this Broadway show won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical in 1987. Taconic Hills Central School, Craryville. (518) 329-6293.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES The Brain and Beyond….. The Cosmic Scene 9:30am-6:30pm. $450-$550. The course will be presented by Bernadette Bloom, Esoteric Healing Teacher and Practitioner and Licensed Physical Therapist. Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. (239) 289-3744.


Detail from Double Feature, by Dennis Adams, 2008, a series of composite film stills collaged from individual frames grabbed from Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless (1959) and Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1965).

Double Take In a world where many (mostly younger) people get their news from “The Daily Show,” official credibility seems at an all-time low. The Onion has made an effective business model predicated on the utter ludicrousness of what passes for contemporary politics and culture, the sort of situation in which torture can blithely be renamed “enhanced interrogation techniques” and Donald Rumsfeld can keep a straight face while saying it. What’s an artist to do in this situation? The choice often seems to be: 1) Retreat into the simple pleasures of form and color, or 2) Engage the bastards on their own ground. The two artists featured in June at KMOCA, Steve Derrickson and Dennis Adams, have definitively chosen the latter. Bloomington-based Derrickson’s work may be familiar to those on the local art circuit, where his canvases, often combining cinematic images superimposed with text relating them to various imperial/colonialist adventures have been exhibited from time to time. His new work combines the energy of Abstract Expressionist gesture with references to a wide range of names in the news, from Dien bien fou to Pussy Riot. Joining him in this double-show will be Adams, an artist internationally recognized for his urban interventions and museum installations that focus on the dense, contextual layerings of politics and history in the public space. (He came to prominence in the 1980s with a series of politically charged bus shelters installed in New York City as a public art project.) The two artists have enjoyed a long association, having first met when Adams was a formative instructor for Derrickson at Ohio State, their relationship evolving from mentor/student into an artistic friendship marked by their common concern for humanity as it is perpetually dehumanized by politics and by war. Both artists are attracted to themes of medium and message, in particular the dominance of cinema as a fundamental condition of mass communication. Years ago, they co-curated an exhibition at legendary alternative venue The Kitchen titled “Cinema/Object,” organized around the uses of/responses to the cinematic in contemporary visual art. This interest serves as the link between the two bodies of work on view at KMOCA this month, which according to Derrickson share a common

interest in the ideas of director Jean-Luc Godard, making “Brechtian interventions into a code of communication.” Perhaps this tendency is most directly expressed in a series of photographs from Adams’ project Double Feature, published in book form in 2008. These extraordinary images collide elements from two iconic films—Jean Seberg, clad in black capri pants and an oversized New York Herald Tribune T-shirt from Godard’s French New Wave classic Breathless, finds herself inserted into a series of backdrops/situations from Gillo Pontocorvo’s The Battle of Algiers. The two films have a cinema verité aesthetic in common, even as their ostensible subjects pull in seemingly opposite directions. The jazzy cool of Breathless embodied in Seberg’s American exchange student, ironically engaged in selling the news on the streets, contrasts sharply with the tense checkpoints and the oppressively policed streets of French-occupied Algiers as it was in the throes of its war of independence. Godard’s film was built on the fictional artifice of film noir, even as it demolished the Hollywood conventions of film form through the intervention of the jump cut; Pontocorvo’s film was so close to the reality of the story it described (the Algerian War had ended—and the French ejected—only four years before its release) that the producers felt compelled to open it with a disclaimer that nothing in it was actually “documentary” content. There is a striking black humor that dominates the work of both Derrickson and Adams—a kind of earnest playfulness (or a playful earnestness) that resonates through them as they attempt to grapple imaginatively with the often “dark materials” and damnable situations at hand today. Doubling back, looking forward, the show promises to explore the complexity of past, present, and perhaps even future, as we continue to live out the endless contradictions of history. “Smoke Without Mirrors,” an exhibition of work by Steve Derrickson and Dennis Adams, will be on view at KMOCA in Kingston from June 7 to 29. Opening reception on Saturday, June 7, from 5 to 8 pm. Kmoca.com —Beth E. Wilson 6/14 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 93

MONDAY 16 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Transgender & Queer Support Network Meetings Third Monday of every month. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Cancer Support Group for Patients 2-3pm. Professional social workers and nurses lead discussions on ways to cope with illness and treatment. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 483-6470.

MUSIC Voodoo Orchestra North 8pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

NIGHTLIFE Monday Night Karaoke 9pm. Free. Come and Join us for a night of Singing, Laughing and Fun starting Nov. 18th Monday night at Rendezvous Lounge in Kingston. Starting at 9pm -? bring a lot friends and have fun! Rendezvous Lounge, Kingston. 331-5209.

Vietnamese Retreat Through June 22. Blue Cliff Monastery, Pine Bush. 2131785. Weekly Chakra Meditation Group 6-7pm. $15. Namaste Sacred Healing Center, Woodstock. 657-1071. Yoga at Creative Co-Op 5:30pm. EVERY Wednesday - Yoga at 5:30 pm Creative Co-op, Rosendale. 527-5672.

LITERARY & BOOKS Seeing Flowers 4pm. $25/$20. Join author Teri Dunn Chace for this illustrated talk based on her recent book, Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers. Chace will offer insights on each flower by exploring distinguishing characteristics and share fascinating tidbits, tales and lore. Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA. (413) 298-3926.

Bereavement Support Group 5:30-6:30pm. This expressive support group is open to the community and led by Adrienne London, LCSW-R. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 437-3101.

KIDS & FAMILY Tiny Tots Musical Storytime 10:30am. Ages 1-3. Age appropriate stories and songs. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

The Barefoot Movement 8:30pm. Bluegrass. Towne Crier Café, Beacon. 855-1300.

Some of My Favorite Gardens and Why 6-8pm. $20. Page Dickey. Boscobel, Garrison. Boscobel.org.

Black Star Riders, Starstruck, Blindman 7pm. The Chance, Poughkeepsie. 471-1966. Celebrating Junteenth 7pm. With Teri Roiger, featuring James Weidman, John Menegon, Bryon Carrott & Steve Williams. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

TUESDAY 17 Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould 8:30pm. ps21, Chatham. (518) 392.6121.

C.P.E. Bach 300th Birthday Celebration; J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering 8pm. $35/$30 seniors/$5 student rush at the door/$15 Under 30. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson. (800) 595-4849.

LITERARY & BOOKS Open Mike with Chrissy Budzinski 7pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties. 246-5775.

Conehead Buddah, The Fat Peace 7:30pm. The Chance, Poughkeepsie. 471-1966.


Four Guys in Disguise 9pm. Featuring Vito. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277.

Big Joe Fitz & the Lo-Fis Blues and Dance Party 7-9pm. Bring your dancing shoes for a night of blues and swing with Big Joe. High Falls Café, High Falls. 687-2699.

THEATER Othello 7pm. Presented by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Hvshakespeare.org.

WEDNESDAY 18 FILM RSC Live: Henry IV - Part I 7pm. $20. Director: Gregory Doran, starring: Antony Sher as the infamous comic knight Falstaff, Jasper Britton as Henry IV & Alex Hassell as Prince Hal. The Moviehouse, Millerton. (518) 789-0022.

HEALTH & WELLNESS 9th Annual Support Connection Golf Outing 8:30am-4:30pm. $225/$900 for a foursome/$75 dinner only. A benefit tournament, hosted by Club Fit, to raise funds for Support Connection’s free breast and ovarian cancer support services. The honoree this year is Mike Murphy, longtime supporter and Support Connection Board Member, for his years of dedicated service. Garrison Golf Club, Garrison. (914) 962-6402. Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group Third Wednesday of every month, 7pm. Support Connection, Inc. offers a Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group. Open to women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. There are many common factors to any cancer diagnosis. Join other women who have been diagnosed as we discuss all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. Advance registration required. Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel. (914) 962-6402. Makoplasty Seminar 6pm. Come find out if MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing or MAKOplasty total hip replacement is right for your medical needs. Vassar Brothers Ambulatory Surgery Center, Poughkeepsie. 483-6088.


12th Annual Benefit Concert Solstice Celebration 7pm. $75. Triform Camphill Community will host a special benefit concert. The program features the music of Jay Ungar and Molly Mason and Triform’s special needs students who form The Triform Bell Choir. Proceeds from this event will benefit Triform’s art and therapeutic programs and classes for young adults with special needs. Triform Camphill Community Phoenix Center, Hudson. (518) 851-9320.

Beth Hart 8pm. $45/$37. With special guest Amy Lynn. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.

Community Holistic Healthcare Day Third Tuesday of every month, 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. Marbletown Community Center, stone ridge. www.rvhhc.org.

Channeled Guidance to Further Your Journey Third Tuesday of every month, 6:30pm. $20/$15. We are all on a spiritual journey and need guidance on that journey. An excellent way to receive that guidance is from a spirit guide who has distance from our worldly cares and who is understanding, wise, loving, compassionate, supportive, and above all, empowering. He will help you to tap into the wisdom in your own heart. We all have all the wisdom in the universe at our finger tips--the trick is to be able to access it. When the formal session is over, you may stay to ask questions about, or discuss your experience. Flowing Spirit Healing, Woodstock. 679-8989.


The Bar Spies 5pm. Classic rock and acoustic. Mahoney’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, Poughkeepsie. 471-7026.




ASK for Music June 8-10:30pm. $6. Listen to some of the finest singer songwriters in the Hudson Valley. Featured this month are Trio Mio, The Cupcakes and Don Sparks. This event is hosted by Michael and Emmy Clarke. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Kingston. 338-0331.


Red Bistro Karoake 10pm. What’s your theme song? Come to sing or watch the Terraoke show-there will be plenty of food and drinks for all. Terrapin Restaurant and Bistro, Rhinebeck. 876-3330.

Fit Club 6pm. We have Brazil Butt Lift, Turbo Fire, Focus T25, and more. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

Barbara Dempsey and DeWitt Nelson’s Café Singer Showcase 7-9:30pm. Three performers join Barbara and DeWitt for the singer showcase. High Falls Café, High Falls. 687-2699.

EFT & Law of Attraction Prosperity Circle 6pm. $15. FInancial issues resolved quickly with 5,000 year old technique. TG Parker, Kingston. 706-2183.





Journey and the Steve Miller Band 6:45pm. $45-$147. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388.



Super Brawl The Hudson Valley BRAWL, or Broads Regional Arm Wrestling League, has been holding four years’ worth of fierce muscle-clenching matches. Eight winners were declared, who will finally face off in one super smack down! The competitors are theatrical, whimsical, hilarious, and hold nothing back. A carnival takes place before the match and DJ Jordan Matthews hosts a post-BRAWL dance party. Past events have not only helped empower women, but all proceeds have supported local community organizations. Bets placed on who wins along with donations will go to Kingston’s Queens Galley Cooking Matters Program. Put your wrists up on June 21 at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. Doors and carnival are at 7pm, wrestling starts 8pm. Brawlnewyork.wordpress.com. MUSIC The English Beat 8pm. $40. With special guests The Screw Ups. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Syracuse & Siegel 8-10:30pm. With special guests. Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, Woodstock. 679-7969.

SPIRITUALITY Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism Classes 7pm. 90-minute program includes 30 minutes of Quiet Sitting Meditation followed by one of eight lectures on the history, practices and principles of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 1012.

THEATER The Two Gentlemen of Verona 7pm. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Boscobel.org.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES A Course in Miracles 7:30-9pm. Study group with Alice Broner at Unitarian Fellowship in Poughkeepsie. Call to Verify. Unitarian Fellowship, Poughkeepsie. 229-8391. Master Class with Susan Strauser, Soprano 2-5pm. Music Institute of Sullivan & Ulster Counties, Inc. MISU, Ellenville. 399-1293.

THURSDAY 19 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Men’s Group 7-8:30pm. Meetings rotate between group discussions, social evenings and special events. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300. OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) Third Thursday of every month, 6:30-8:30pm. A potluck dinner followed by a discussion or program. All lesbians 60 years old or older are welcome. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300.

Dana Carvey 8pm. $105/$98. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Indie Pop Sextet Delta Rae 8pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Traditional Irish Pub Session Third Thursday of every month, 7pm. Elsie’s Place, Wallkill. 895-8975. Two Gun Man 8pm. The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006.

SPIRITUALITY World Peace and Prayer Day 10am-10pm. Join people of all races, ages, genders, and faiths, who share concern for the welfare of the Earth and humanity. Honoring-ceremonies, invocation and prayer are observed in collaboration with local indigenous representatives. Special guest speakers, wisdom keepers and educators of all denominations share spiritual insight and discuss important environmental concerns. Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls. Worldpeaceandprayerday.com.

THEATER Circus Goes Green 7pm. Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. 473-2072. Spamalot 8pm. $32-$40. This highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend tickles your funny bone with flying cows, shrubbery and a cast of outrageously delightful characters plucked from the comic genius of Monty Python, with songs & dances to lift the spirits and celebrate the “Bright Side of Life”; the stage version of ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. The Two Gentlemen of Verona 7pm. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Boscobel.org.



West Coast Swing Dance with Evan MacDonald 7pm. $12. 7-8pm West Coast swingdance lesson, 8pm10:30pm practice dance groove party. Uptown Gallery, Kingston. 331-3261.

Library Knitters Third Thursday of every month, 7-8pm. Sit and knit in the beautiful Gardiner Library. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255.

Jesse Harris and Lisa Gutkin 7pm. $18 in advance, $23 at the door. 2 Grammy winners for the price of 1! Singer/guitarist Jesse Harris is a songwriter for Norah Jones. Lisa Gutkin is a vocalist/ composer who plays fiddle with the Klezmatics. Crawford Park Mansion, Rye Brook. (914) 417-9151. Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew 8pm. $10. Cajun music. Rosendale Café, Rosendale. 658-9048. Jim Campilongo Trio 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. John Flynn 8pm. $20/$15. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955. Joy and Renewal: An Uplifting Evening of Ecstatic Chant and Yoga 7pm. $15. Features a flowing yoga practice accompanied by live music. After the yoga practice we’ll have an opportunity to enjoy dance, music, and connection through mingling and light refreshments. Whole Sky Yoga, High Falls. 706-3668. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles 7pm. $31.50-$85. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388. Singer-Songwriter Showcase Third Friday of every month, 8pm. $6. Acoustic Music by three outstanding singer-songwriters and musicians at ASK GALLERY, 97 Broadway, Kingston 8-10:30 pm Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Kingston. 338-0311. Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers 8pm. $79.50/$59.50/$39.50. Music and comedy featuring Edie Brickell. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334.

SPIRITUALITY World Peace and Prayer Day 10am-10pm. Join people of all races, ages, genders, and faiths, who share concern for the welfare of the Earth and humanity. Honoring-ceremonies, invocation and prayer are observed in collaboration with local indigenous representatives. Special guest speakers, wisdom keepers and educators of all denominations share spiritual insight and discuss important environmental concerns. Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls. Worldpeaceandprayerday.com.

THEATER Lucy, Illuminated 8pm. $18. Original piece being presented by Hatmaker’s Attic Productions, Inc. as part of the Newburgh Illuminated festival. The story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The Ritz Theater, Newburgh. 784-1199. Spamalot 8pm. $32-$40. This highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend tickles your funny bone with flying cows, shrubbery and a cast of outrageously delightful characters plucked from the comic genius of Monty Python, with songs & dances to lift the spirits and celebrate the “Bright Side of Life”; the stage version of ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. Three Viewings 8pm. By Jeffrey Hatcher. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.

SATURDAY 21 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Voices of Diversity Third Saturday of every month, 12-2:30pm. A social network for LGBTQ people of color. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300.

DANCE New York Theatre Ballet 7:30pm. $30/$10 student rush and children. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 757-5106. Salsa Lesson and Latin Dance Party with Carlos Osorio 8pm. $12 at the door. Bring out your Latin spirit! Join Carlos Osorio, Founder of the Cumbia Spirit School of Dance for a fun, all levels salsa class and then dance the night away at Kingston’s most artful new event space Wine available. Uptown Gallery, Kingston. 331-3261.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS 2014 Clearwater Festival The country’s oldest music and environmental festival. Croton Point Park, Croton. ClearwaterFestival.org. Newburgh Urban Market 10am-4pm. Our great mix of high quality offerings includes original hand crafted jewelry, furniture, clothing, and décor from local artisans; antiques and vintage collectibles; fair trade and repurposed items; fine local food, beverages and organic produce; and much more. Newburgh Urban Market, Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh. Newburghurbanmarket.com.

LECTURES & TALKS Artists Spotlight: Miriam Bisceglia 12-6pm. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. 679-2079.




Meditation Instruction 2pm. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 1012.

Uptown Kingston Historic House Tour 11am. $30/$25 in advance. Tour of historically significant homes and buildings in Uptown Kingston to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care (CASA). Reception at 3pm. CASA of Ulster County, Inc., Kingston. 339-7543.

68th Annual Stone Ridge Library Fair 10am-3pm. Demonstrations, vendors, music, food, and entertainment. Stone Ridge Library, Stone Ridge. 687-7023.

World Peace and Prayer Day 10am-10pm. Join people of all races, ages, genders, and faiths, who share concern for the welfare of the Earth and humanity. Honoring-ceremonies, invocation and prayer are observed in collaboration with local indigenous representatives. Special guest speakers, wisdom keepers and educators of all denominations share spiritual insight and discuss important environmental concerns. Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls. Worldpeaceandprayerday.com.

THEATER “Summer Shorts” with Mohonk Mountain Stage Company 8-10pm. $25/$20 members and in advance/$15 members in advance/students half price with ID. A series of short comic plays, including “I’m Herbert” by Robert Anderson and “My Husband” by Paul Rudnick. Directed by Christine Crawfis and Robert Miller. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559. The Cemetary Club 8pm. TheaterSounds Hudson Valley Playreading Series. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Kingston. 331-2884. Murder at the Mike 6:30-9pm. $45. Someone is killing the contestants at our annual Karaoke Clash. Join a medley of characters who will compete for the trophy...or die trying! Jordan’s Bistro & Pizzeria, New Paltz. 255-0096.

In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening 7pm. $15/$5 children. Music by Jim Wann and Chris Brashear. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872.

Spamalot 8pm. $32-$40. This highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend tickles your funny bone with flying cows, shrubbery and a cast of outrageously delightful characters plucked from the comic genius of Monty Python, with songs & dances to lift the spirits and celebrate the “Bright Side of Life”; the stage version of ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900.

Aimee Norwich + Fiodor Dream Dog 8pm. The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006.

Three Viewings 8pm. By Jeffrey Hatcher. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.


Axel Strauss and Ilya Poletaev 8pm. Violin and piano respectively. Tannery Pond, New Lebanon. (888) 820-1696. Blue Öyster Cult 8pm. $70. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Ed Palermo Big Band 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Ethel 8pm. $30. Modern string quartet. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040. Heather Vacarr 8pm. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 2298277. Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle 7pm. $30/$5 students/$70 series. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7003. John Gorka 8pm. $25/$20. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955. The Kurt Henry Parlour Band 8pm. Singer/songwriter. Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville. 647-3000. Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones 8pm. $10. Rockabilly, Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll. Rosendale Café, Rosendale. 658-9048. New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players 6:30pm. Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126. Reality Check 7pm. Classic rock. Ice House on the Hudson, Poughkeepsie. 232-5783. Save The Cheerleader 8:30pm. Pop, soft rock. Piano Wine Bar, Fishkill. 896-8466. Soul Purpose 9pm. Motown and R&B. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz. (800) 772-6646. The Vibe 9:30pm. 50s and 60s rock. The Andes Hotel, Andes. 676-3980. The Woodstock Concerts on the Green 1-5pm. Village Green, Woodstock. Woodstockchamber.com.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Gardens of Goshen Six stunning private gardens will be open to the public, and tour includes lunch at the church. St. James Episcopal Church, Goshen. Stjamesgoshen.org. Guided Hike/Mountain Laurels 10am-noon. $10. Join NYSDEC-licensed Hiking Guide, Dave Holden, for our 2014 series of educational and enjoyable hikes on the beautiful Byrdcliffe Mount Guardian Trail. Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. 679-2079. Mountain Laurel Hike 10am. Byrdcliffe Colony, Woodstock. 594-4863. Rondout Valley Garden Tour 10am-4pm. $25/$20. A fundraiser benefiting the Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) and the Ulster Garden Club. This is a self-guided tour in which attendees will visit some of the area’s most lovely private gardens and other horticultural attractions using their own transportation. Davenport Farms, Stone Ridge. 687-0051.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Acting Workshop 11am-2pm. $37. Taught by a veteran working actor, Stewart J. Zully, topics for discussion include promoting yourself, pictures, resumes, representation, training options and understanding the audition process. Class is appropriate for high school age on up and acting experience is not required. Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson. (518) 828-4181 ext. 3342. Finding Your Voice in Photojournalism Through June 22, with Ron Haviv. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957. High & Mighty Therapeutic Volunteer Training 10am-noon. Ages 14+. One training needed to become a volunteer. High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center, Ghent. (518) 672-4202. Photographic and Encaustic Processes Through June 24, with Fawn Potash. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957. Wild Harvest: Sharing Mother Nature’s Bounty 10am-noon. $35/$30 members. Join herbalist Dina Falconi and explore the plants of the gardens, meadows and woodland edges of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Learn to identify these plants using basic sensory skills, and discover how they are harvested and prepared to be used for food, medicine and pleasure. Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA. (413) 298-3926.

SUNDAY 22 DANCE New York Theatre Ballet 2:30pm. $30/$10 student rush and children. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 757-5106.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS 2014 Clearwater Festival The country’s oldest music and environmental festival. Croton Point Park, Croton. ClearwaterFestival.org. Beacon Flea Market 8am-3pm. A variety of items, including re-finished furniture, antiques, vintage purses, mid-century cookware, collectible vinyl, old books, handmade jewelry, and local crafts. Beacon Flea Market, Beacon. 202-0094.

FILM NTLive from London: A Small Family Business 1pm. $20. A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn. The Moviehouse, Millerton. (518) 789-0022.

MUSIC Iron and Wine 6pm. MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. (413) 662-2111. Juilliard String Quartet 3pm. $60. Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126. The Ninth Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert 2pm. $35/$30 members/$20 students. A collaboration of three period-instrument virtuosi, Repast Baroque will present vivid renditions of music of the baroque era for this all J.S. Bach program. ps21, Chatham. (518) 392.6121. Sunday Brunch with The Willa McCarthy Band 10am-2pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Eskimo Kayak Rolling Clinic with The River Connection 10am. $80. Overcome the urge to wet exit in the event of a capsize, add to your skill set and learn to roll your kayak in a controlled setting. A bomb-proof roll is a fundamental skill for the whitewater boater and a great confidence booster for the sea kayaker encountering rough water conditions. The River Connection, Inc., Hyde Park. 229-0595. Guided Walking Tour 2pm. $5/children free. Hurley Heritage Society, Hurley. 338-1661.

SPIRITUALITY World Peace and Prayer Day 10am-10pm. Join people of all races, ages, genders, and faiths, who share concern for the welfare of the Earth and humanity. Honoring-ceremonies, invocation and prayer are observed in collaboration with local indigenous representatives. Special guest speakers, wisdom keepers and educators of all denominations share spiritual insight and discuss important environmental concerns. Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls. Worldpeaceandprayerday.com.

THEATER “Summer Shorts” with Mohonk Mountain Stage Company 8-10pm. $25/$20 members and in advance/$15 members in advance/students half price with ID. A series of short comic plays, including “I’m Herbert” by Robert Anderson and “My Husband” by Paul Rudnick. Directed by Christine Crawfis and Robert Miller. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559. Othello 7pm. Presented by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Hvshakespeare.org. Spamalot 2pm. $32-$40. This highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend tickles your funny bone with flying cows, shrubbery and a cast of outrageously delightful characters plucked from the comic genius of Monty Python, with songs & dances to lift the spirits and celebrate the “Bright Side of Life”; the stage version of ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-6900. Three Viewings 2pm. By Jeffrey Hatcher. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511.

MONDAY 23 HEALTH & WELLNESS Cancer Support Group for Patients 2-3pm. Professional social workers and nurses lead discussions on ways to cope with illness and treatment. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 483-6470. Level 2 Yoga Study Course and 300 hr. Yoga Teacher Training 9am. Complete Yoga Study Courses open participants to the invaluable depths, traditions and essential practices of Yoga. This is an opportunity to completely immerse oneself in the deep study of philosophy, the restorative practice of Hatha Yoga and daily retreat in the beautiful ashram environment. Shanti Mandir, Walden. 778-1008.

KIDS & FAMILY Summer Science and Nature Camp Ages 4-15. One-week sessions from June 23 until August 22. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. 534-7781.

MUSIC Andrea Wolper Trio 8pm. Jazz. Quinn’s, Beacon. Quinnsbeacon.com. Jeff Entin’s Open Mike Night 6:30-8:30pm. Open mike brings local musicians from the culturally rich Hudson Valley. We are blessed with so many wonderfully creative artists who live and work in the area. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699.

NIGHTLIFE Monday Night Karaoke 9pm. Free. Come and Join us for a night of Singing, Laughing and Fun starting Nov. 18th Monday night at Rendezvous Lounge in Kingston. Starting at 9pm -? bring a lot friends and have fun! Rendezvous Lounge, Kingston. 331-5209.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES EFT & Law of Attraction Prosperity Circle 6pm. $15. FInancial issues resolved quickly with 5,000 year old technique. TG Parker, Kingston. 706-2183.

TUESDAY 24 FILM You Were Never Lovelier 8:30pm. ps21, Chatham. (518) 392.6121.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Qi Gong Class 6-7pm. $10. Qi Gong literally means “breath work” and generally extends to “energy cultivation”. Qi Gong is about getting in touch with your nature, your life force and can assist each and every one of us through change with mindfulness. Sacred Space Healing Arts Studio, Beacon. 416-4598.

MUSIC Beck 8:30pm. MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. (413) 662-2111 8:30pm. $54/$50 in advance. Beck mixes influences as disparate as hip-hop, anti-folk, and hi-fi funk into a sound completely his own. Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA. (413) 662-2111. Diana Ross: Greatest Hits Tour 8pm. $178 VIP/$98/$78/$58. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334. Fall out Boy and Paramore 7pm. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330. Jello Biafra, New Red Scare 7pm. $16-$18. The Chance, Poughkeepsie. 471-1966. Muriel Anderson 7:30pm. Acoustic. With Helen Avakian opening. 7:309:45pm. $20 suggested. Muriel Anderson is one of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarist. With opening act Helen Avakian. Hyde Park Library, Hyde Park. Murielanderson.com.

NIGHTLIFE Red Bistro Karoake 10pm. What’s your theme song? Come to sing or watch the Terraoke show-there will be plenty of food and drinks for all. Terrapin Restaurant and Bistro, Rhinebeck. 876-3330.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Summer Camp Options 9am-4:30pm. The Science of Play has partnered with Kiwi Country Day Camp to bring families the best for children ages 4-12. WeeZee World, Chappaqua. (914) 752-2100.

THEATER The Two Gentlemen of Verona 7pm. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Boscobel.org.

WEDNESDAY 25 HEALTH & WELLNESS Knitting Circle for Women with Cancer Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8pm. Free. Great comfort is found by many in the time-honored practices of knitting and crocheting. Call to learn more or to pre-register (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED). Support Connection, Yorktown Heights. (914) 962-6402 or (800) 532-4290. Weekly Chakra Meditation Group 6-7pm. $15. Namaste Sacred Healing Center, Woodstock. 657-1071. Yoga at Creative Co-Op 5:30pm. EVERY Wednesday - Yoga at 5:30 pm Creative Co-op, Rosendale. 527-5672.

KIDS & FAMILY Summer Reading Program Kick-Off: The Dirtmeister 7-8pm. Soda bottle science. A delightful deluge of dirt cheap science experiments that go fizz, boom and pop. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

LECTURES & TALKS Instrument Lecture and Demonstration by Skip Laplante 7:30pm. $10. Music Institute of Sullivan & Ulster Counties, Inc. MISU, Ellenville. 399-1293.

LITERARY & BOOKS Storytelling with Janet Carter 7pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties. 246-5775.

MUSIC Syracuse & Siegel 8-10:30pm. With special guests. Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, Woodstock. 679-7969.

SPIRITUALITY Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism Classes 7pm. 90-minute program includes 30 minutes of Quiet Sitting Meditation followed by one of eight lectures on the history, practices and principles of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 1012.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES A Course in Miracles 7:30-9pm. Study group with Alice Broner at Unitarian Fellowship in Poughkeepsie. Call to Verify. Unitarian Fellowship, Poughkeepsie. 229-8391. Leading Your Life: Essential Tools for Professional Success and Personal Growth: Story: The Invisible Foundation 7-9pm. $20/$50 series. Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown. (518) 392-3693.

THURSDAY 26 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Men’s Group 7-8:30pm. Meetings rotate between group discussions, social evenings and special events. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Inc., Kingston. 331-5300.

DANCE West Coast Swing Dance with Evan MacDonald 7pm. $12. 7-8pm West Coast swingdance lesson, 8pm10:30pm practice dance groove party. Uptown Gallery, Kingston. 331-3261.




Book Club for Women with Breast and Ovarian Cancer 7-8:45pm. Join us as we travel across North America in the driver’s seat of an 18 wheeler. Carolyn Steele did just that and shares the adventure in her book “Trucking in English.” Cheryl Lindenbaun Comprehensive Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Cortlandt Manor. (800) 532-4290.

Sunset Cruise for AnimalKind 6:30-10pm. $100. Hudson Dock, Hudson. (518) 822-8643.

LECTURES & TALKS Ulster County Bluestone 7pm. Presented by Dr. Peter Roberts. Hurley Heritage Society, Hurley. 338-1661.

MUSIC Blues Pro Jam 8pm. Led by electric guitarist and singer Tas Cru. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 8pm. $25/$20. Backstage Studio Productions (BSP), Kingston. 481-5158. Jeremy Baum CD Release 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. The Trapps 7-9pm. Water Street Market (Antiques Center), New Paltz. 255-1403. The Met Live: Verdi’s Rigoletto 6pm. $25/$20 members/$18 season/$15 students. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.

NIGHTLIFE Paul Tully’s Trvia Night 7-9:30pm. Teams test their knowledge and vie for first, second, and third place. Prizes are awarded. Come on down for a fun night of laughter and good times. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699.

The Babylon Line 8pm. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599. Lucy, Illuminated 8pm. $18. Original piece being presented by Hatmaker’s Attic Productions, Inc. as part of the Newburgh Illuminated festival. The story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The Ritz Theater, Newburgh. 784-1199. Othello 8pm. Presented by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Hvshakespeare.org. Sea Wife Powerhouse Theater 2014. Susan Stein Shiva Theater at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. 437-4636. Three Viewings 8pm. By Jeffrey Hatcher. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Walking the Dog Theater Long-Form Improv 8pm. $8-$20. An evening of spontaneous imagination. ps21, Chatham. (518) 392.6121.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Crossing to Scotland in The Catskills Three-day retreat for cello. Shokan, Shokan. 657-7093. Swing Dance Workshops $15/$20 both. With Chester & Linda Freeman. 2 workshops, at 6:30pm and 7:15pm. Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, Poughkeepsie. 454-2571. Training in Compassion: Cultivating a Tender Heart Through June 29. With Norman Fischer and Rachel Cowan. Garrison Institute, Garrison. 424-4800.




The Babylon Line 8pm. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

Salsa Lesson and Latin Dance Party with Carlos Osorio 8pm. $12 at the door. Bring out your Latin spirit! Join Carlos Osorio, Founder of the Cumbia Spirit School of Dance for a fun, all levels salsa class and then dance the night away at Kingston’s most artful new event space Wine available. Uptown Gallery, Kingston. 331-3261.

Three Viewings 8pm. By Jeffrey Hatcher. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. The Two Gentlemen of Verona 7pm. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Boscobel.org. Walking the Dog Theater Long-Form Improv 8pm. $8-$20. An evening of spontaneous imagination. ps21, Chatham. (518) 392.6121.

FRIDAY 27 DANCE Swing Dance to Soul Purpose $15/$10 FT students. Beginner’s lesson 8:00-8:30; dance 8:30-11:30. Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, Poughkeepsie. 471-1120. Trisha Brown Dance Company: Proscenium Works: 1979–2011 7:30pm. $25. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. Bard.edu.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Fit Club 6pm. We have Brazil Butt Lift, Turbo Fire, Focus T25, and more. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

KIDS & FAMILY Tiny Tots Musical Storytime 10:30am. Ages 1-3. Age appropriate stories and songs. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

MUSIC Boston 7:30pm. $49.50-$150. With special guest Cheap Trick. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388. Folk-Rock Duo Aztec Two-Step 7:30-10pm. One of the few groups qualified to interpret and perform the timeless songs & harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. They will also perform their own ATS fan favorites. The Falcon, Marlboro. 2367970. Joe Crookston 8pm. $20/$15. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955. Kenny Barron Trio 8pm. $19-$64. Tanglewood, Lenox, MA. (413) 637-1600. Kimberly with Bruce Hildenbrand 8:30-10:30pm. Regional singer-songwriters perform a variety of great originals. Kimberly’s resonant, soulful voice is perfectly accompanied by Bruce’s virtuosic guitar stylings. High Falls Café, High Falls. 687-2699. The Revelations 9pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Saliva, Hyngd, Everwar, Years Apart, One Day Waiting 7:30pm. The Chance, Poughkeepsie. 471-1966.

Sheffield Contra Dance 6pm. The Hall is proud to host this quarterly dance which includes a community sing and potluck supper beforehand. Dewey Hall, Sheffield, MA. (413) 229-7907. Swing Dance + BBQ 7pm-midnight. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333. Trisha Brown Dance Company: Proscenium Works: 1979–2011 2 & 7:30pm. $25. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. Bard.edu.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS 37th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Noon. $45-$155. Headliners include Earth, Wind & Fire, Trombone Shorty, Terence Blanchard, Dave Holland Prism, Patti Austin, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Quinn Sullivan, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Spac.org. Hudson River Exchange This juried independent outdoor market draws on the mercantile history of Hudson by showcasing 70+ regional makers + collectors, food, and community organizations. Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson. Hudsonriverexchange.com.

KIDS & FAMILY Self-Portrait Silhouette 2-4pm. Inspired by Justin Ladda’s artwork, we will create a self-portrait by tracing your shadow. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill. (914) 788-0100.

LITERARY & BOOKS Laura Ludwig Presents Performance Art and Poetry 6:30pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties. 246-5775.

MUSIC Annual Music Fest Noon. $60. Includes pig roast, clams, ribs and more, live music, film screening, vendors. Brian’s Backyard Barbecue, Middletown. 692-3227. Bernard Purdie & Friends 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Erica Pickhardt & Friends: Young People’s Concert 11am. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. Jim Breuer $50. Call for times. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Jive By Five 6:30pm. Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126. Jump Street 8:30pm. Covers. Piano Wine Bar, Fishkill. 896-8466.

Thunderhead Organ Trio 7:30pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

Singer-Songwriter Meg Hutchinson 8pm. $25/$20. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955.

Winds of Romanticism 8pm. $35/$30 seniors/$5 student rush at the door/$15 under 30s. Aston Magna Music Festival presents Crusell’s Divertimento for Oboe and Strings; Mendelssohn’s Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13; and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet. With Eric Hoeprich, 19th-century clarinet; Stephen Hammer, classical oboe; Daniel Stepner, Julie Leven, violins; David Miller, viola; Guy Fishman, cello. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. (800) 595-4849.

Richard Thompson 9pm. $25-$75. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.


Shaktipat: Ecstatic Grooves, Hypnotic Kirtan, Tribal Drumming Fourth Saturday of every month, 8pm. Come join a growing community of ecstatic warriors united in the thunder of pulse, voice and spirit! Raise your voice in hypnotic kirtan, move your body to the sacred rhythms, drum your way to ecstasy, and help create a collective sacred space. MaMa, Stone Ridge. 687-8707.

Sonic Soul Band 9:30pm. Harmony Music, Woodstock. 679-7760. Swamp Baby and Dust Bowl Faeries 8pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Sworn Enemy, Silence The Messenger 7pm. The Chance, Poughkeepsie. 471-1966. Teen 8:30pm. With Chris Maxwell and Adrien Reju opening. The Colony Cafe, Woodstock. 679-5342. Tunes of the Twenties Cabaret 8-10pm. $26/$22 in advance and members/$$18 members in advance. The unsinkable Molly Parker-Myers will bring her Cabaret show Tunes of the Twenties. Joel Flowers will serve as Molly’s musical director. Come and be transported back to the Age of Bathtub Gin and the Flapper. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559. Will Play & Nina Mars 1pm. Acoustic. Taste Budd’s Chocolate and Coffee Café, Red Hook. 758-6500.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS 1800s Cocktail Party 4-7pm. $35. Boscobel, Garrison. Boscobel.org.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Fly Fishing Program 1-3pm. $8. Join Richard Booth, bass fisherman, and owner and operator of Reel Happy Fishing Charters to learn techniques of fly fishing and casting. Try your hand in the lake on site. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-1872. Woodstock House Tour 10am-4pm. $50/$40 WAAM members. A self-guided tour of seven remarkably unique homes in the Woodstock area. Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock. 679-2079.

SPIRITUALITY Meditation Instruction 2pm. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock. 679-5906 ext. 1012.

THEATER Actors & Writers 8pm. A Beastly Evening: ​Short plays, poems, monologues, and songs on the theme of beasts domesticated and feral. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217.

MUSIC Arianna String Quartet 3pm. Post-concert discussion & informal reception with Music Mountain president, Nicholas Gordon. Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126. Grand Funk Railroad 8pm. $85. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Julliard String Quartet 4:30pm. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah. (914) 232-5035. Machan Taylor 12-2pm. Rich, dulcet vocals, versatility and perseverance. Machan will be joined by Charlie Kniceley on bass and T Xiques on drums. High Falls Café, High Falls. 687-2699. The Michael Jackson Experience 7pm. $29.50/34.50/$45/50. With an incredibly talented band, backup singers and dancers, “Thank You Michael” recreates some of Michael Jackson’s most electrifying moments. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334. Sunday Brunch with The Erik Lawrence Quartet 10am-2pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. ​The ​Shanghai Quartet 4pm. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. Western + Swing Week: Music and Dance Camp Through July 5. Lindy and West Coast swing, country western dances, squares & contras, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, steel guitar, harmony singing, piano, swing and country band clinics, improvisation, music theory, dance parties, jam sessions, song swaps, and more. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Shandaken in Bllom Garden Tour 10am-4pm. $25. Come and enjoy six spectacular gardens showcasing the creative, indomitable spirit of the Catskill gardener. Over the course of the day gardeners share their knowledge, philosophy and insights with their visitors. All proceeds support the Phoenicia Library. Phoenicia, Phoenicia. 688-7493.


The Babylon Line 2 & 8pm. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

The Babylon Line 2 & 7pm. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

Lucy, Illuminated 8pm. $18. Original piece being presented by Hatmaker’s Attic Productions, Inc. as part of the Newburgh Illuminated festival. The story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The Ritz Theater, Newburgh. 784-1199.

Lucy, Illuminated 8pm. $18. Original piece being presented by Hatmaker’s Attic Productions, Inc. as part of the Newburgh Illuminated festival. The story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The Ritz Theater, Newburgh. 784-1199.

Othello 8pm. Presented by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Hvshakespeare.org. Sea Wife Powerhouse Theater 2014. Susan Stein Shiva Theater at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. 437-4636. Three Viewings 8pm. By Jeffrey Hatcher. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Walking the Dog Theater Long-Form Improv 8pm. $8-$20. An evening of spontaneous imagination. ps21, Chatham. (518) 392.6121.

Sea Wife Powerhouse Theater 2014. Susan Stein Shiva Theater at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie. 437-4636.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Reading in the Book of Nature 7pm. A public summer course to enliven observation and thinking through plant study with Craig Holdrege and Henrike Holdrege. The Nature Institute, Ghent. (518) 672-0116.




Creating Gifs With Sam Cannon. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957.

37th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Noon. $45-$155. Headliners include Earth, Wind & Fire, Trombone Shorty, Terence Blanchard, Dave Holland Prism, Patti Austin, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Quinn Sullivan, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Spac.org.

The Sensual Nude Through June 29, with Michael Williams. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957.



37th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Noon. $45-$155. Headliners include Earth, Wind & Fire, Trombone Shorty, Terence Blanchard, Dave Holland Prism, Patti Austin, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Quinn Sullivan, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Spac.org.

Cancer Support Group for Patients 2-3pm. Professional social workers and nurses lead discussions on ways to cope with illness and treatment. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 483-6470.

Beacon Flea Market 8am-3pm. A variety of items, including re-finished furniture, antiques, vintage purses, mid-century cookware, collectible vinyl, old books, handmade jewelry, and local crafts. Beacon Flea Market, Beacon. 202-0094.

Mystery Mondays Book Discussion 11am-noon. Discussion of The Big Dig, by Linda Barnes. Arlington Branch Library, Poughkeepsie. 454-9308.

Hudson River Exchange This juried independent outdoor market draws on the mercantile history of Hudson by showcasing 70+ regional makers + collectors, food, and community organizations. Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson. Hudsonriverexchange.com.

Singer-songwriter Joe Purdy 8pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.



RSC Live: Henry IV - Part I 1pm. $20. Director: Gregory Doran, starring: Antony Sher as the infamous comic knight Falstaff, Jasper Britton as Henry IV & Alex Hassell as Prince Hal. The Moviehouse, Millerton. (518) 789-0022.

Monday Night Karaoke 9pm. Free. Come and Join us for a night of Singing, Laughing and Fun starting Nov. 18th Monday night at Rendezvous Lounge in Kingston. Starting at 9pm -? bring a lot friends and have fun! Rendezvous Lounge, Kingston. 331-5209.

LITERARY & BOOKS Words Words Words 3pm. $5. 7th annual summer afternoon gathering of Hudson Valley authors, reading from and talking about their own work. Maple Grove Restoration, Poughkeepsie. 471-9651.



TMC String Quartet Marathon 10am, 1 & 4pm. Tanglewood, Lenox, MA. (413) 637-1600.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES EFT & Law of Attraction Prosperity Circle 6pm. $15. FInancial issues resolved quickly with 5,000 year old technique. TG Parker, Kingston. 706-2183.

MUSIC TITUS ANDRONICUS AT BSP LOUNGE KYLE DEAN REINFORD Titus Andronicus plays BSP Lounge in Kingston on June 11/

Let Not Your Sorrows Die When I called Patrick Stickles, frontman of New Jersey-bred Titus Andronicus, to talk about the band’s upcoming show at BSP in Kingston, he immediately put me on hold. “I’m sorry,” he says when back on the line. “I had to take a picture for my ongoing series ‘Dead on the Street.’” Stickles explains that while most people have trained their eyes not to see deformed, decomposing road-kill, he seeks it out. “It reminds me that I too am a walking carcass—that my destiny isn’t substantively different.” This realization isn’t meant to be oppressive. In fact, to Stickles, it’s a freeing conceit. “I am a rat,” he declares. “I am a punk.” This initial interruption set the tone for the rest of our talk, which consists mostly of Stickles’s poetic-meets-political-meets-philosophical stream of consciousness. It occurs to me halfway through that I probably won’t get to ask most of the questions I’ve prepared—about the band name’s homage to Shakespeare’s extravagantly brutal revenge tragedy; about the 2010 Civil War-inspired powerhouse The Monitor, which intersects gut-punching, fist-pounding punk rock with lofty political orations; about 2012’s Local Business, which celebrates the DIY aesthetic while bemoaning its affectation in popular culture; about the band’s 30-song rock opera that’s slated to be released in 2014. Unexpectedly, Stickles does touch upon one topic that I’d thought better of asking about: New Jersey’s patron saint of rock ‘n’ roll Bruce Springsteen. (Stickles once warned in an interview, “The constant comparisons between us and Springsteen in the press seems to be a case of lazy journalism.”) Nevertheless, The Monitor brings the comparison front and center. The album-opener, “A More Perfect Union,” not only incorporates E Street Band riffs, but also plays tricks with lines by The Boss himself (and Billy Bragg): “No, I never wanted to change the world, but I’m looking for a new

New Jersey / Because tramps like us, baby, we were born to die.” The references aren’t just for kicks. As seems to be de rigueur with the brainy Stickles, the allusions have a thoughtful purpose in line with his artistic vision. “I want[ed] to do something similar in terms of its cinematic grandeur and scope and the kind of rugged poetry of it all. I want[ed] to align that with punk somehow.” While Titus Andronicus effectively captures Springsteen’s blue-collar mythos in its ability to unearth the epic in the everyman, there’s something much more unsettling about the band’s ultimate message. Local Business opener “Ecce Homo” expresses their bent toward matter-of-fact nihilism: “Okay, I think by now we’ve established / Everything is inherently worthless.” But cynicism isn’t the band’s endgame. As with Stickles’s road-side reminder that we’re all going to end up dead someday, there’s an enlightening freedom that comes with recognizing that the world is filled with hollow systems. Stickles sees a void—in fact, in the song “Four Score and Seven” he’s urinating into it—but he’s also raising up a beer and saying “Fuck you” to it. And, most importantly, he’s filling that void with music that rocks. Putting on a Titus Andronicus album or going to a live show is not all that different from standing around a soapbox listening to Abraham Lincoln rally the Union. The emphatic, ceremonial pounding that runs through many of the songs like a pulse are countered by Stickles’s unwieldy, firecracker sing-speak, exploding and then fizzling out to an ember, waiting to combust again. The band dredges up the gritty darkness of the world, and then helps us to transcend it—one galvanizing punk-rock anthem at a time. Titus Andronicus plays BSP in Kingston on June 11. (845) 481-5158; Bspkingston.com. —Jennifer Gutman 6/14 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 97



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The Radical Notion That Men Are People


ars stationed direct on May 19, Libra on Monday, after being retrograde since March 1. In modern astrology, Mars is the planet of desire, motivation, drive, impetus, volition, and aggression, named for the Roman god of war. Our society has Mars issues. We have too many wars. We spend too much money on wars, on police, and on imprisoning people. We also don’t know the difference between need and want. We tend to want what hurts us and not want what helps us. Mars is also about men. We train our men to be warriors, then seem surprised when they act like them. The Mars retrograde journey has stirred up many questions, rocked the boat of relationships, and shaken up the life orientation of many people I’ve heard from. Mars retrograde at its best is a study in desire: in getting clear about what you want and why you want it.
 During my coverage of Mars retrograde and related gender studies issues, several women have asked me what I have to say to men. But first I have something to say to everyone: men are people. I say this because men are currently blamed for all of the world’s problems. This is so prevalent that it’s seemingly an unquestionable truth, perceived to be a fact of nature. Everything bad that happens is allegedly a man’s fault. I don’t deny the existence of the patriarchy, but it consists of a far more complex set of dynamics than most descriptions you will see. The shape-shifting Archetypal Bad Man morphs from oil company CEO into the misogynist frat boy to the serial rapist into the emotional or sexual abuser to the womanizer to the psychological infant to the terrorist/active shooter to the deadbeat dad to the guy who will stick it anywhere to the state governor shutting down women’s reproductive health services to the human trafficker to the hypocritical preacher, politician or warmonger. 98 PLANET WAVES CHRONOGRAM 6/14

Let’s not forget the generic asshole, the jerk of a boss, the drunk, the guy who never puts the toilet seat up (or down), the dude who loves his car more than his girlfriend or children, and your everyday inhabitant of the fragile male ego. The presence of the Archetypal Bad Man, the one whose values and conduct are so base he’s not worth bothering with or acknowledging, or worse, not considered human, is looming everywhere. As a result, everyone with a penis is at least a little suspect.
 If you are a man, you may find it extremely difficult not to take on some of this projection. However, I suggest you make a conscious choice of not taking responsibility for what you didn’t do, that which is not yours or for who you are not. You don’t have to accept the projections of others, especially those that would in any way deprive you of your humanity. I have some suggestions for men and those people becoming men, which I would offer for all humans in search of their personhood. I offer these as ideas for your consideration, not as necessities or requirements. As ideas, they are focused on facilitating development into what you might describe as a selfactualized state. Get to know yourself. I know, this seems obvious—but it’s necessary to say in a society that is so committed to depriving people of self-knowledge, and where there are so many opportunities to forget. There exists a taboo against knowing who you are. Self-knowledge is considered a dangerous thing. Among those who lack self-knowledge, it certainly is. It’s also an essential ingredient in freedom and the responsibility that comes with it. Focus on your growth. Growth isn’t just for little kids, puppies and kittens. Psychologically and emotionally, I would propose that growth has three basic elements: maturity, confidence, and self-esteem. These are different things, they are all closely related and they are all related to honesty. There’s a severe shortage of these things in our society. They are equally meaningful,

though I would say that of the three, the self-esteem crisis is one of the most serious issues facing our culture. Know what you don’t know. If you are clueless, that will make this fact all the more challenging to ascertain. Figuring out how little you know is one of the most liberating experiences of life. Ignorance, which has as its root the word “ignore”—an intentional, even forceful act—is not an excuse for anything. Its vast popularity is no excuse, either. That is different from lack of knowledge. To address that, you have to figure out what you don’t know. This takes special sensitivity, because you need to notice your voids of knowledge without judging yourself. 
Learn to look after yourself. By this I mean acquiring basic life skills that are quickly being forgotten in our “service-oriented” society. Learn how to shop for food, how to prepare meals, and how to establish and take care of your home. Learn how to wash your clothes and keep your house at least vaguely orderly. Learn how to take care of your body. Many men believe that it’s a woman’s role to do all of this for them. You’re not learning this for their sake, however; you’re learning it for your own sake. Focus and master your talents. Pursue what you are good at, what is useful and what gives you pleasure. Note that some skills are to some people less “fun” but are also essential to a good life. I suggest you spend a significant portion of your time building your skills and accumulating knowledge, and putting them to use. This will make you a more well-rounded, self-reliant, and overall useful and productive person. Take care of your health. This is a key aspect of looking after yourself—indeed, the most important. All the things you know can hurt you actually do. If you work with chemicals, know what they are and what they do—don’t believe any claims of innocence by your company or by your boss. If you smoke, you are contaminating every cell in your body with every single drag of every cigarette—smoking is that efficient. The cigarettes you smoke are also deadly to the people you come into contact with (second-hand smoke) and the people they come into contact with (third-hand smoke). To quit, you may need to figure out why you smoke in the first place. Learn to take care of women’s bodies. If you’re a man who has physical relationships with women, it’s essential that you actually understand something about what a female body is and why it needs special care. Women’s bodies are resilient, amazingly strong and do all kinds of fun and biologically fantastic things that men’s bodies don’t do. They’re also more sensitive and more challenging to maintain. Rise above any ignorance and squeamishness you may have, or any sense that the woman’s body is some alien “other.” Learn to negotiate sexual consent. That means having an authentic conversation in a sober state about what both partners want and whether sex is appropriate for you both at that particular time. This includes being real about your sexual history. Sex is negotiated on a per-event basis, not as a standing contract—even with your fiancée or wife. We are rapidly heading back into the time when there is no such thing as clear yes or clear no, but you don’t need to go there. There’s a lot more sex available without the integrity of a clear yes or clear no, but I don’t suggest it’s the kind of sex you want, and you can get in serious trouble without clarity. That puts a filter up —one made of respect and self-respect. Keep it covered. Presume that all sex will include a condom, unless you specifically plan to create a child. You are responsible for the destiny of every single sperm cell your body produces. You are responsible for any pregnancy that you co-create. It does not matter if a woman says she is using birth control. Everyone needs to bring their own birth control to the table, and not put it off on anyone else. That means you.

If you’re gay, accept that fact. If you’re questioning, that’s okay, too. Despite all the positive PR about being gay in recent years, many gay men still pretend to be ungay. If you’re biologically and emotionally attracted to men and are not so attracted to women (or not attracted at all), then you’re probably gay. There’s no point being in denial, even if you don’t understand why you are gay. Bisexuality is normal. Having attractions to and fantasies about both men and women is normal, in the statistical sense—it’s part of the norm. Many people of both sexes experience this (far more than you might imagine), and it does not make you gay. Along the way you will meet women who have attractions to both men and women—I suggest you treat this with the utmost respect. It’s not your sex toy, and if you’re ever invited into the sanctum of female-female sex, consider yourself fortunate indeed.

 Deal with your homophobia. Your homophobia is not about that other guy —it’s about you. Usually homophobia has a power source, an engine of some kind running it. It’s up to you to figure out what that is. Deal with your jealousy. The partners in your life are going to have attractions to others and others are going to have attractions to them. You are going to have attractions to people other than your partner. Make room in your relationships for the simple truth of this fact. Your sexual desire is your property and your responsibility. It’s not up to anyone else to provide you with sexual gratification. It’s not the responsibility of women, no matter what anyone may say, think, or put into a music video. Your most available consensual sexual outlet is masturbation. It’s more than about getting off; masturbation is an expression of your relationship to yourself. If you treat it that way, all forms of sex will become more relational and more about communication. Your partners are not your property. You are not theirs. There is much confusion about this. Our society’s whole relationship model is based on the presumed ownership of other people, which is so prevalent as to be taken for granted. The concept is inherent in everything from marriage to rape. This is the source of so much misery it’s impossible to measure. Both sexes are trained to do this to other people. The only solution is to be your own person and to treat others as their own person. This takes bravery, enlightenment, and risking people thinking you’re weird. Love those who respect you. In the course of your life, you may fall in love with others who do not seem to love you back. You may put considerable energy into these seeming relationships. Unrequited love is a popular item on the menu of human diversions. This is worth looking at as early in life as possible. Who you love is your choice, and who loves you is their choice. I have found that we tend to love who and what we take care of. This is a profound gift of human psychology, and I suggest you be open to it working in all directions. You will not live forever. Get used to that fact. Make your days, your seasons, and your years count. Notice the passage of time. There are some who say you’re not really alive until you have a conscious relationship with death. This relationship will help you value your time more consciously, and calculate the risks you want to take. I have three book suggestions. These are the three books that helped me understand being and becoming a man, and understand women, more than any others. They are: Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly, The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, and Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man by Susan Faludi. They are all worth their weight in pure gold.
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The presence of the

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ARIES (March 20-April 19) It’s time to update your files on a relationship. All year long you’ve been in a phase of review or reconsideration of an important partnership. The question phase is over, and it’s time to apply the things you’ve learned. The core question that it’s time to answer is, what are you doing in this involvement? You may decide that it’s productive; you may decide it’s not working for you at all; you may decide that the situation is workable and that you’re still committed to it. However, you need to know where you stand, and anyone else involved must know that too. This meeting must be on level ground, with all parties agreeing that the situation is fair and mutually beneficial. This is likely to require some ongoing, careful thought on your part. For example, if you decide that the situation is not perfect but is workable, then the details have to be worked out. If you decide that it’s not worth going forward, then an exit strategy must be negotiated. And if you feel strongly about moving ahead with the relationship, you still have to do some careful review of the history of your involvement so that you don’t repeat any mistakes going forward. Whatever you do, it’s clear that you need to proceed with full information and a solid commitment. There are significant challenges ahead, and you have the ability to turn them all to your advantage.


(April 19-May 20)

Your relationships seem to throw you one opportunity after the next to rise above your own nature. The world is constantly demanding a higher level of maturity, attention and commitment. Such is the nature of Saturn in your opposite sign Scorpio. This transit won’t last forever, it’s indeed challenging and I promise you one thing: you will miss it when it’s over. Saturn presents challenges, and it also offers the circumstances that you need to meet them. In that sense, Saturn is eminently even-handed, though you may not see it that way. Speaking in the more immediate sense, but also related to Saturn, the theme of this month is a focus on money. It’s vital that you rethink some recent decisions, not waste your resources, and make the most of the situations where you are compensated for your work. It’s essential that you find the meeting place between what you’re good at and its value to others, and maximize that relationship. Make sure you focus your efforts on what really matters to the person or organization that is paying you. Remember that you’re part of something larger than yourself, and that your role is to contribute energy and ideas. Reach for a whole-system approach—also known as a plus-plus symbiosis, or the greatest good for all concerned. That’s not the way of the world, but soon we’ll have no other choice.


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This month’s astrology illustrates an idea that’s dear to my heart: that self-esteem and one’s financial situation are closely related. I know that money supply is often blamed on the economy, and one’s place in life seems to be about how many credentials or connections one has. I think it’s much more obviously an emotional connection to feeling good about who you are, good enough to assert yourself to others and to excel at your work. This is one of the most basic measures of self-esteem—whether you feel you have a role in society. It also works the other way: the more you cultivate your talent and assert yourself as a gifted person, the more likely you are to develop those qualities. There are always ups and downs along the way, and dealing with them in a mature way is a significant part of personal growth. One aspect of this is being passionate about your talents, which means enough to take a risk on them. Then there’s one more bit. You may need to give up something in order to move forward doing what you’re best at. That might be your time, it might be some other interest, it might be a financial involvement or it might be an attachment to not succeeding. This is not really a sacrifice—in time, you’ll figure out that it was an exchange.


(June 21-July 22)

Use a series of rare aspects this month to work out conflicts in your motives, the “mixed signal” phenomenon and other unresolved material that will come to your awareness. You will be able to get underneath the surface of subject matter you’ve long puzzled over, and psychic material you’ve had a vague sense of but could never put your finger on. This will key directly into healing modalities that become available, plus mentors or practitioners you encounter, who actually understand something about the nature of what you’re experiencing, and can actually help. Perhaps the most significant thing you should know about your astrology, and that is not visible on the level of the ordinary planets, is what a profound time of healing and learning this is for you. On some level you suspect this intuitively, though I want to confirm it for you as an astrologer. And I want to let you know how big this really is. I’m not just talking about healing; I am talking about you tuning up your entire system to be able to receive rare and highly specific teachings, information and what you might think of as galactic data. I know this is a bit more New Agey than I usually get, though that is what the charts say. And the next four to six weeks will be a time of focusing your learning patterns and opening up to possibilities you never imagined.

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You play a unique role in the culture, and this month your charts are describing that as a publicist for something weird, intriguing or that goes against the normal grain of society. It could be your project, it could involve someone close to you and it might also be that you’re going to be taken on a tour of all that dances to the tune of its own drummer. You’re likely to make some big scores or turn up a few gems in your process of exploring and experimenting with some aspect of culture. But you may not know what they are, so the idea is to be very observant and to treat everything as a potential gem. Doing this involves being more than a consumer or passive participant in the world around you. Think of yourself more as a cosmic talent scout, someone surveying new artistic or business territory, or going to unusual places and finding the most creative people. In these weeks you have the potential to cultivate or discover ways to increase your income, but there are two caveats. One is that you must be following your true calling. The second is that you need to be flexible enough to adjust and adapt to a continually changing environment. As it turns out, this aspect of life is one of your most adaptable, and where you have the most natural curiosity.

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VIRGO (August 23-September 22) Examine carefully your values as they relate to the spiritual and financial aspects of your life. They’re not really separate; indeed, they are inseparable except for an idea, and that is the idea I’m suggesting you look at. This is not an easy idea to translate out of the charts, but here’s my best throw. It’s not necessary to give up success to have some form of spiritual growth, or not in the way that you think. Western religion is all over the map on this one—some say that wealth is a reward from God, some say that one must give it all up to get any respect from God. But what does God have to do with it? Who is this mysterious authority figure making bold, sweeping and seemingly contradictory statements about what must be so? And why do they apply to you? I suggest you examine carefully the concept of sacrifice—that which you must give up in order to make something sacred, or to win the favor of God. Your charts in my reading reveal a passionate drive for something that includes devotion, creative passion, a visionary quality and the potential for monetary success. There are, as you well know, two ways to read nearly anything; of the two this is the creative, life-affirming one; the one where you come out the winner, in harmony with existence.

LIBRA (September 22-October 23) Yours is known to be one of the most laid-back signs, but you know this is an act. In fact you are one of the most driven and determined individuals you know, once you make up your mind what you want—and as long as you don’t simmer in resentment and regret, uncertain whether you deserve something. Now, you always have the option to hook into that, but it’s old, and it’s the very thing you’re trying to let go of—so I suggest you cut your losses, give back what is not yours, and move on with a clear conscience. If you have to make amends to anyone, do so sincerely and move on. If you need to apologize to anyone, do so and get on with your life. And one other thing: if you have to forgive anyone, including yourself, then integrate that into everything else you’re doing as part of the move-on process. Forgiveness is not stuffing something, or forgetting something, or demanding that someone take the blame. It’s the opposite of all these things, and though nobody can really explain the process, it does exist and it seems to be easier if you ask for help in whatever spiritual language you speak. The most important thing nearly everyone agrees on about forgiveness is that in truth, it’s not about anyone but yourself.



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In most of my recent Scorpio commentaries, I’ve explored the concept of fear, and the way your charts are describing how you’re working it out. The sum total of this topic is that the most poignant, threatening subject of fear is oneself. This manifests many ways, including as fear associated with dropping the charade and being oneself. It’s always fear that keeps the game of being “someone else” going. It manifests as fear of one’s potential. Or it can express itself as the quality of needing to hide behind a barricade, concerned what will happen if you come out. And one of the most common, and for you debilitating, ways it can manifest is fear of your sexuality. All of the pseudo-conservatism we are seeing in our current era of history, and false modesty and intentional ignorance of biology, are all expressions of fear of sex and sexuality. This is especially distressing and debilitating for you because your sign is all about sex: The sign that in ancient astrology rules the sex organs, and in modern astrology one’s hormones, desire and the nuances of attraction. Because life emerges from sex, the fear of sex, in any form, is fear of life. You who want to be alive need to align with your desire and your erotic power, as if it were the cosmic gift that it actually is.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 22) Much that you could not talk about, or find anyone willing to discuss, is about to become a household topic. It will be up to you to make them a household topic, though you know it’s time for you and the people around you to speak in an open way about what is obvious. You can initiate the discussion gently, and you may be surprised to see that people respond. Seen one way, they are reflecting you and responding to your commitment to truth. Seen another way, they are tapping the underside of their own nature, and that particular aspect has more in common with who you are than it does with who they usually are, or think they are. Therefore, I would encourage you to have all the unusual, irreverent or taboo discussions that you’ve ever wanted to have. Get good at it. Find out how easy it is to lure people into revealing the truth of who they are, and use that information wisely. In one sense you will be looking into a mirror—but a mirror so clear, it will be entirely convincing that what you see is not a reflection. You don’t need to believe it’s a reflection—you can merely ask yourself how you would respond if what you were seeing reveal itself in others was, hypothetically, some aspect of yourself. CAPRICORN

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This is your take-charge moment, though for the next few weeks as Mercury treks backwards through Gemini, I suggest you keep this fact concealed. Rather, work with people on their familiar level of the game, of the company or of society. Learn everything you can, about them and about what they do. There is a style of leadership (such as onboard a ship) where the captain must have mastered every single station, task and routine that any of his or her sailors must do. This is the approach that I suggest you take. As you do so, establish relationships with everyone you know who is doing those tasks and make sure they know you appreciate them. Once Mercury stations direct, you will then step into a coordinating role. Again, this will not be the ordinary kind of top-down leadership that our society seems to worship, leading to the $25 million CEO who cannot actually do anything. As time goes on, and you demonstrate your competence and skill by passing through a series of initiations or tests, you will earn the respect of those around you. Along the way, I suggest you think of everyone as your potential benefactor and supporter rather than as a competitor. This will be a refreshing change, and who knows, maybe other people around you will start to pick up on the idea.

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You seem to be having doubts about your power or your influence, and at the same time you seem to be tamping yourself down intentionally. This may be the best approach for the next few weeks as you work out some ethical issues that seem to be bothering you. This may be stuff that has been hanging around for a while, but which you’ve just been able to focus into a coherent thought. The question relates to one or both of your parents, which is why you can go for so long working something out that you don’t even know exists; it showed up before you were born, and you thought it belonged there. This would be a good moment to question everything you’ve taken for granted, any words of self-defeating “wisdom” that any parent, teacher, caregiver or other authority figure ever delivered to you. One way to find such material if it’s buried is to consider any self-defeating thoughts you have and ask yourself where you learned them. They came from somewhere, but they will have little influence without your support and willingness to play along. It will then be up to you to teach yourself what is right, and to follow that teaching and see how it works. It will help if you gather others around you who affirm what you both know is true. There’s strength in numbers, especially for an Aquarius.

PISCES (February 19-March 20) This is a rare and beautiful moment in your life—especially if you remember that the best thing you can do for yourself is to believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities and your goals. Know that you have the talent and the strength to accomplish what you set out to do. Trust that you have more than just enough; you have more than enough to make whatever happen. All you need is faith, and that is indeed a sign of strength. If you can’t muster that, then even the most basic modicum of trust in yourself will suffice. Tune into this on an emotional level, not just a mental one. Connect with the feeling of competence. If there are two sides to the argument, listen to both and choose carefully which one you believe. Most of all, allow yourself to feel desire and hunger for accomplishment. What you cannot do yourself you are capable of finding others who are loyal to you; be bold and ask for what you need. People will respond to your confidence, and this will create a cycle that feeds on itself. Your astrology portrays a time in your life when you possess unusual gifts, yet ones that are distinctly human. That is all you need to be, though I would add that most descriptions of what human means fall woefully short of what is possible—though the difference is almost always crossed by that distinctly human quality of faith in oneself.

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Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.1348 © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by Whitney Museum of American Art Digital Image © Whitney Museum of American Art

Parting Shot

Men Seated at Café Table, Edward Hopper, transparent and opaque watercolor, pen and ink, brush and ink, and graphite pencil on paper, 1906.

Born in Nyack in 1882, Edward Hopper is one of the Hudson Valley’s most prominent native painters. After studying illustration and fine arts in New York City and traveling to Paris and Spain, he returned to the States, living in Massachusetts. Eschewing the Cubist style in vogue at the time, Hopper developed an iconoclastic aesthetic, becoming one of America’s foremost realist painters of the 20th century. However, Hopper’s career began long before brush strokes. Like many of us, his parents urged him to secure a source of steady income, leading him to commercial art. His illustrations appeared on the cover of magazines like Scribner’s, Everybody’s, and Country Gentleman, along with film advertisements and patriotic 104 CHRONOGRAM 6/14

posters. Hopper’s 20-year career in illustration is still scarcely known to the public. He left no written documents shedding light on his commercial work—what has remained are his original proofs in published form. As stated by Hopper, “Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.” “Unknown Hopper: Edward Hooper as Illustrator” brings us a closer look into Hopper’s inner life, presenting his rare illustrations at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, June 7 through October 26. (413) 298-4100; Nrm.org. —Melissa Nau

Their enemies called them heretics. They called themselves reformers. We know them as the Huguenots.





n 1678, hoping to protect their religion and culture, they established a community on the banks of the Wallkill River in the Mid-Hudson Valley. That community became the dynamic town of New Paltz. This 10-acre National Historic Landmark District includes a Visitor Center, seven historic stone houses that date to the early eighteenth century, a reconstructed 1717 Huguenot church, exhibit and program spaces, archaeological sites, and a burial ground that dates to the very first settlers. Historic Huguenot Street also maintains an extensive archive that preserves early local history collections and family papers, along with a research library.

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In addition to guided tours and special programs, the site is walking distance to shopping and dining in downtown New Paltz.



All Day Pass: $15 Discount Day Pass: $10 (for seniors and children ages 12 and under) Free for members, military, veterans, SUNY New Paltz students, and children ages 7 and under. Group tours are available. 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY 12561 • (845) 255-1889


Come Home to Huguenot Street

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