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contents 7/11

news and politics

community pages

20 while you were sleeping

36 rosendale: enchanted playground

Good Samaritans arrested for feeding homeless, homebirth increases, and more.

21 beinhart’s body politic: THE LAST WEINER YOU'LL EVER NEED Larry Beinhart looks at the recent political scandal through verse and rhyme.

The best food, fests, and fun in this historic cement-filled town.

58 newburgh: history and heart

Orange County Choppers and Washington's Headquarters in the "Queen City."




97 patient-focused medicine: healing the new-fashioned way

Ann Hutton discusses recent advances in medical technology.

Peggy Atwood's custom dome home in Kerhonkson. By Jennifer Farley.

27 the garden Michelle Sutton visits the Hudson Valley's Open Days gardens. 30 the craft Gregory Schoenfeld talks landscaping with Samarotto Design Group. 33 the item Zan Strumfeld on eco-paint, creative shades, and stones benches.

whole living guide 86 PEACEFUL WARRIORS

CULINARY ADVENTURES 73 where's the beef? a meat lover's guide Holly Tarson finds the Hudson Valley's most tender restaurants.

BERKSHIRES travel guide 83 mass appeal Peter Aaron explores the culture and arts of the beautiful Berks.

Bethany Saltman plans a trip to Italy—without Azalea!

Community Resource Guide 76 tastings A directory of what’s cooking and where to get it. 78 business directory A compendium of advertiser services. 91 whole living directory For the positive lifestyle.

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Wendy Kagan explains the martial art of Aikido.

90 flowers fall: taking the attachment parenting challenge


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44 Gallery & museum GUIDe


48 music Peter Aaron reveals singer/songwriter/playwright Dar Williams.

50 nightlife highlights Music events not to be missed this month: Peter Sando, Green River Festival, Blues at Boscobel, Mike & Ruthy Single Release Party, and the Ravi Coltrane Quartet.

51 cd reviews Cheryl K. Symister-Masterson reviews Porgy/Bess Act 2 by David Arner. Jason Broome reviews Probably Not by Hot Garbage. Crispin Kott reviews Tern Rounders by Tern Rounders.

52 books Nina Shengold talks with Bard fictionistas Karen Russell and Edie Meidav.

54 book reviews Robert Burke Warren reviews I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive by Steve Earle. Marx Dorrity reviews A Moment in the Sun by John Sayles.

56 Poetry Poems by Brant Clemente, Daniel de Sa', Nigel Gore, Katherine Hauswirth, Ally Jerro-Greco, Mary Cuffe Perez, Andrew F. Popper, Rick Tannenbaum, Samantha Tansey, Ted Taylor, Christina Lilian Turczyn, Catherine Wald, Tom Weigel, K. A. Willis. Edited by Phillip Levine.

128 parting shot Half Empty Heart by Tom Holmes.

cottage industry Peter Barrett on the joys and challenges of a home-based food business.

69 restaurant openings

A Tavola, Bacco Restaurant, Brasserie 292, `Cue, Vineyard Grille and Cafe.


Fleisher's book launch, Friends of the Farmer Festival, Connecticut Wine Festival.

the forecast 106 daily Calendar Comprehensive listings of local events. (Daily updates at Chronogram.com.) PREVIEWS 103 Shadowland Theatre presents the world premiere of "Jackass Flats." 106 Danny Maseng leads workshop on love, humanity, God, and violence. 107 "Current," Garrison Art Center's survey of contemporary sculpture, at Boscobel. 108 Joseph Bertolozzi's Bridge Music plays on Poughkeepsie's Mid-Hudson Bridge. 110 Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival kicks off its fourth year. 111 Postclassical string quartet Ethel makes its festival debut at Maverick Concerts. 116 Anthony Ward leads a meditation workshop, Being With Flowers, at Omega. 117 Vassar's 27th Powerhouse Theater Season shares plays, musicals, and readings. 120 Seventy-four bands take the stage at the Rosendale Street Festival July 23 & 24. 121 The 2011 season of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival begins.

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eclipse in cancer, chiron in pisces Eric Francis Coppolino reflects on the alignment in the cardinal signs.


horoscopes What do the stars have in store for us this month? Eric Francis Coppolino knows.

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Bard SummerScape presents seven weeks of opera, dance, music, drama, film, cabaret, and the 22nd annual Bard Music Festival, this year exploring the works and world of composer Jean Sibelius. Staged in the extraordinary Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and other venues on Bard’s stunning Mid Hudson River Valley campus, SummerScape brings to audiences a dazzling season of world-class performances you won’t see anywhere else.



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Twelve concert performances, as well as panel discussions, preconcert talks, and films, examine the music and world of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

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Imagining Finland program one

Saturday, August 13 program two

Sunday, August 14

Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, New York PHOTO: Jean Sibelius at his house “Ainola” in Järvenpää, Finland, 1907. ©akg-images

American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor Orchestral works by Sibelius

Berlin and Vienna: The Artist as a Young Man

Chamber works by Sibelius, Goldmark, Fuchs, Busoni

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Kalevala: Myth and the Birth of a Nation

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White Nights—Dark Mornings: Creativity, Depression, and Addiction

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Aurora Borealis: Nature and Music in Finland and Scandinavia

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To the Finland Station: Sibelius and Russia

American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor Orchestral works by Sibelius and Kajanus

Chamber works by Sibelius, Grieg, Peterson-Berger, Delius

Chamber works by Sibelius, Grieg, Stenhammar, Kuula

Chamber works by Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Rachmaninov

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Sibelius: Conservative or Modernist?

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Nordic Purity, Aryan Fantasies, and Music

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Saturday, August 20 program eight

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Jean Sibelius: National Symbol, International Iconoclast

Sunday, August 21

Chamber works by Sibelius, Bruckner, Atterberg, Kilpinen

From the Nordic Folk

Chamber works by Sibelius, Grieg, Grainger, Ravel, Kuula

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Finnish Modern

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The Heritage of Symbolism

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Nostalgia and the Challenge of Modernity

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Chamber works by Sibelius, Melartin, Madetoja, Merikanto

American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor Orchestral works by Sibelius and Raitio

Chamber works by Sibelius, Strauss, Respighi

Silence and Influence

American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor Orchestral works by Sibelius, Barber, Vaughan Williams

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Bi-Polar Explorer Allison Leach | 55 p/n 4x5 polaroid negative | 2008

Gardiner-based photographer Allison Leach is obsessed with early 20th-century explorers. “There was so much of our world that was unexplored. It was such a romantic time as opposed to our time now, where it seems like everything’s been done,” Leach says. In 1999, Leach visited the Shackleton exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. Expedition photographer Frank Hurley’s pictures of Antarctic adventurers filled the walls. Hurley’s glass-plate negatives inspired Leach to ask: “What happened to all the explorers that never got anywhere or found anything?” This led to the collection of tragic explorers, amalgamations of inadequate pioneers, and fantastical failures in Leach’s “Misfit Explorers” series. The cover photo, Bi-Polar Explorer, is based on Captain Robert Falcon Scott. In 1911, Scott and his crew took photos of themselves after their unsuccessful mission to be the first to reach the South Pole. Leach uses a 4x5 Polaroid 55 P/N press camera from the 1950s for the series. While Polaroid users usually only keep the positive side of the film, Leach salvages the negatives to process and print the photos. “The reason I used this film is because it looked like a glass-plate negative. That’s why I was drawn to it,” she says. This type of process makes the rough, deteriorated border around the photos. Raised in Houston, Leach studied at Rice University and Bristol University in London. Specializing in commercial and fine art photography, Leach has worked on assignment for People, EntertainmentWeekly, and Vanity Fair. After shooting a number of celebrities, including Jon Stewart, Tom Wolfe, and Joan Rivers, Leach learned the annoyances of the business. “It’s funny. When you work with celebrities, you get all this chatter before you meet them. Invariably, it’s always the converse of what you hear. With Joan Rivers, all I heard was, ‘Oh my god, she’s difficult,’ and when I met her, she was lovely. And then you’ll get a celebrity and you hear, ‘Oh, they’re great,’ and then they come on and they’re a nightmare,” she says. “Misfit Explorers” will be on display at Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson through July 31. www.davisortongallery.com; www.allisonleachprojects.com. —Zan Strumfeld

EDITORIAL Belleayre Mountain Rt. 28, Highmount, NY (800) 942-6904, ext. 1344 e-m: festival@catskill.net www.belleayremusic.org

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 Levine poetry@chronogram.com music Editor Peter Aaron music@chronogram.com

Jul. 3 8pm

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The Belle Brigade Jul. 8 8pm

Broadway Dance Soiree

Jul. 9 8pm

Legendary Song & Dance Man

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party

Tommy Tune in “Steps in Time”

Jul. 16 8pm

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Jul. 23 8pm

Belleayre Festival Opera

Jul. 29 8pm

Belleayre Jazz Club

Jul. 30 8pm

Belleayre Jazz Club

Aug. 5 8pm

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Music of Miles Davis

Verdi’s “La Traviata” KJ Denhert

Global Noize Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Jimmy Cobb’s “So What Band” featuring: Larris Willis, Vince Herring, Buster Williams, Javon Jackson & Eddie Henderson

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Country Music Superstar

Aug. 20 8pm

Pop & Country Hit-Maker

Aug. 27 8pm

Punch Brothers

Sept. 3 8pm

Clint Black

Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Jessica Lea Mayfield Banjo Wizard / Original Band

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

food & drink Editor Peter Barrett community pages editor C. J. Ansorge design INTErN Jana Leon EDITORIAL INTErN Zan Strumfeld proofreader Lee Anne Albritton contributors Larry Beinhart, Jay Blotcher, Jason Broome, Eric Francis Coppolino, Anne Pyburn, David Morris Cuningham, Marx Dorrity, Roy Gumpel, Jennifer Farley, Ann Hutton, Annie Internicola, Crispin Kott, Sharon Nichols, Fionn Reilly, Bethany Saltman, Gregory Schoenfeld, Sparrow, Michelle Sutton, Cheryl K. Symister-Masterson, Holly Tarson, Robert Burke Warren

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Think of the Children To the Editor: Aren’t any Democrat or liberal readers of Chronogram going to challenge Larry Beinhart’s optimistic statements in this magazine about our nation's leadership and how things are going? Is intellectual honesty dead in the Hudson Valley liberal community? With unemployment at 9.1 percent, which does not include those who have stopped looking for work; with banks holding over a million homes in foreclosure; with home values dropping like stones; with the anti-war president waging and escalating wars in Pakistan,Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya while making life miserable for tiny Israel, you would think somebody other than James Carville would start talking the truth. Are all you liberals out there afraid of being called racist if you criticize a biracial president? In our region, Larry Beinhart is one of the leaders of the media’s Obama denial movement. Find the one good thing in a hundred if you can and talk that up. Downplay the bad things and above all keep blaming Bush year after year after year. Larry and others like him get help from the mainstream media for sure. You’ll notice the TV news is no longer scrolling death tolls in the wars night after night. The death toll stuff is only for Republicans. Liberals who continue wars, escalate wars, and start wars win the Nobel Peace Prize for positive thoughts and eloquent teleprompter speeches. It’s time to think about saving the country you grew up in for your children. That’s far more important than keeping your dream of a successful Obama presidency alive. Obama has failed and he has failed in the most destructive way possible. The very survival of our nation can now be questioned. Get off the denial bandwagon and call it the way it is and do something to save your country. Ed Fertik, Philmont Columbia County Tea Party

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clockwise from top left: arlo guthrie, tao rodriguez-seeger, and pete seeger centerstage for the clearwater generations concert at the clearwater festival; browsing the stacks at the stone ridge library fair; summer is here at the kingston farmers' market; the rhinebeck chamber of commerce hosted a mixer at omega institute; wdst's GARY CHETKOF, ZACH GALIFINAKIS, AND WARREN HAYNES AT MOUNTAIN JAM 2011 AT HUNTER MOUNTAIN.

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A human being is a symbol of the laws of creation; in her there is evolution, involution, struggle, progress and retrogression, struggle between positive and negative, active and passive, yes and no... —Teilhard de Chardin “Come inside. It’s dinnertime!” I called to my son, who’s four, from the front porch. “No!” Came the definitive reply. He was riding laps around the house on his bicycle. “It’s time to stop playing,” I hollered after him. “Come inside and eat!” My voice got louder as he disappeared around the corner for the hundredth time. Standing on the porch alone, the sound of his no and my ineffectual response echoed in my ears. A couple laps and variations on the demand later he happily came in to eat, but I found myself savoring his clear and strong denial. Hearing the child’s unequivocal no, I recognized how often I am lamely fighting against more surreptitious no’s in myself. Mine are more wily than the fouryear-olds, hiding behind justifications, eluding confrontation, and furtively getting their way, in spite of all the reasoning, wrangling, and manipulation I can muster. We’ve all found ourselves in comical arguments with kids which distill to “Yes!” “No!” “Yes!” “No!” We hear the same arguments in ourselves and among fellow adults. We even see it playing out on the world stage, on which little boys with big guns seek to enforce their yesses on their opponents’ nos. This is how human beings functioning like children resolve every conflict— through the lens of domination and submission. If all that can be seen are two forces at work, for all intents and purposes, this unending conflict is the only option. An ancient aphorism puts it this way: “Every stick has two ends.” The tendency is to grab the end of the stick that is pleasant and desirable, and beat adversaries over the head with the other end. But the inevitable result is that the unpleasant end of stick swings around and whacks the wielder when he least expects it. Clinging to the pleasant yields automatic suffering in every case. Examples of this abound both personally and on a global scale. Staying up late drinking wine yields a headache in the morning; imperial domination of weaker people makes them want to destroy the oppressor; trying to break habits makes them return stronger. Isn’t it odd that as consciousness of the inevitable catastrophes associated with carbon emissions and climate change grows, the whole world burns ever more dirty fuel? But reconciling a conflict does not mean choosing the unpleasant like some kind of martyr.This is a perverse reaction to the natural impulse to seek pleasure, like the pre-enlightened Buddha’s renunciate buddies, who accused the Buddha of being a pushover for renouncing austerities and seeking the Middle Way. Instead, reconciling opposites is a matter of holding the yes and no in dynamic tension within the sphere of awareness. It is in this effort that the force that motivates the two forces is fused through the friction of their collision. It is a balancing of the stick precisely in the middle. Since we tend to gravitate toward the pleasant it does take a little compensatory effort to allow attention to go to the unpleasant. As the harmonizing force is called the Holy Reconciling, so too is the negative force—the no—called Holy Denying. In this sense we are invited to honor and respect that which resists us— not simply overcome it. There is a lesson in both old and new sciences that every event is comprised not of two but three forces. The third goes by various names. In atomic physics it is called the neutron; in Christianity it’s the Holy Ghost; in Vedanta it’s Sattva; in Taoism it’s the Tao; In Buddhism it’s the Dharma; in the Fourth Way it’s the Holy Reconciling. Essentially it’s a third force that allows the yes and the no to be transcended and reconciled to effect peace. Like the hand that holds down the fly while the other pulls the zipper up, the denying force needs to be our friend. There is only a conflict when we find ourselves identified with one or another side. When we take sides in any argument it is a clear sign that we have lost sight of the larger picture. We are missing the tripartite dynamic in our refusal to make friends with no. “Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God,” resounds the beatitude uttered on the mountain 2,000 years ago. The peacemakers are those who are able to channel the material of the Force Reconciling. Because they are established in the position of the impartial observer in themselves, they can be a channel for that peacemaking impulse in the world. —Jason Stern

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elcome to a very special edition of Chronogram. It feels electric, right? The pages bristle with a low hum.We’ve done nothing new or groundbreaking—same pile, different flies; that’s what Tom, my neighbor, says—and yet a sense of extraordinariness remains. Perhaps it’s the way the endeavor all comes together, slowly building momentum from several sources and then, all at once, racing headlong to the finish. Like creeks flowing into a river after a summer rain. Sometimes, my view is from above, and I see the whole branchlike system of tributaries. Sometimes I’m the water, swept out to sea.Whether I’m cognizant of the grand design or lost in the mystery, I’m aware that I’m surrounded by greatness. (Yes, I’m boasting now.) My collaborators on this project are knock-down, drag-out brilliant. That’s why it’s a special edition every month. And while it’s not a brown paper package tied up with string (years ago, the magazine was indeed bundled with string), here are a few of my favorite things in Chronogram this month.

title for a work of art aside from Philip K. Dick’s paranoid The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch and Alain Tanner’s searching Jonah,Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000. “Oui oui, non non” is just fun to say.) The more we lived with Leach’s goofy adventurers—revealing the basic absurdity of colonialism through their collective fiction—the more we couldn’t live without them. Similar color palettes be damned. And besides, in July we celebrate American independence. What says America better than a man waving a flag? Never you mind it’s the Union Jack. (On the Cover, page 10)

Insert Weiner Love him or hate him, Larry Beinhart is an unstoppable satirist. Whether writing a column in these pages or novels like Wag the Dog, Larry understands that behind every good politician stands a good spin machine. And if Larry leans left, well, that’s because he thinks he’s right. This month, Larry’s penned a poem inspired by the recent antics of a certain NewYork congressman. His ode to the misbehaving political class (“The Last WeinerYou’ll Ever Need,” page 21) shows no mercy to anyone’s indiscrete wiener, either Republican or Democrat. In other Beinhart-related news, Larry’s send-up/exposé of fundamentalist Christianity, Salvation Boulevard, was made into a film starring Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Ed Harris, and Jennifer Connelly. It premiered earlier this year at Sundance, and prior to its general release, it’ll be screened at Upstate Films in Woodstock on July 13 at 8:30pm. The event is sponsored by the Woodstock Film Festival, and a discussion with Larry and the film’s director, George Ratliff, will follow the screening. (And speaking of Woodstock, seems like I’m one of the few who did not know that singer/songwriter Steve Earle lives inWoodstock. Robert BurkeWarren reviews his debut novel, I’ll Never Get Out of ThisWorld Alive, on page 54.)

Eye on the Prize The Bard Fiction Prize has been an ongoing concern for 10 years now. The prize is given to a published novelist under 40. Despite the fact that Nina Shengold, our books editor, believes the prize is slightly discriminatory— Nina published her first (award-winning!) novel, Clearcut, after the cut-off age was just past—she interviewed two Bard winners for this issue, Edie Meidav (Crawl Space) and Karen Russell (Swamplandia!). Nina, with her novelist’s ear for dialog, gets some gems out of the writers. Russell, a native of Miami: “I didn’t realize you have to be a paleontologist of your car, hacking it out of layers of snow.” Meidav, on the linear nature of existence: “As you proceed in life, certain avenues open and can’t be closed. Every choice you make opens one thing and closes three others.” For the profiles in the Books section, Nina is joined by Jennifer May, who shoots the author portraits each month. Our dynamic duo recently won an Independent Publisher Book Award for River of Words: Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers, their collection of author profiles, most of which originated in these pages. Well done! I’m not at all surprised. (Books, page 52)

Unnatural History While we were smitten with Allison Leach’s staged photographs of imagined imperialist nincompoops of yesteryear from the get-go, we were concerned that the sepia hue of the “Misfit Explorers” images were too close to the tones of last month’s cover, Adie Russell’s Oui Oui, Non Non. (Possibly my favorite

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Tea Time A letter of praise is nice, but a vitriolic missive shot like a flaming arrow through my office window really makes my day. It’s wonderful to know that people care enough to tell us how wrong we are. Ed Fertik, our Tea Party correspondent from Columbia County, never fails to delight. (Letters, page 13)

Apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein On a deadline, As the phone rings, When I’m feeling slammed, I simply remember my favorite things, They’re all in Chronogram.

Chronogram Open Word (July 2) Chronogram poetry editor Phillip Levine hosts an open mike at Beahive Kingston with featured readers Ron Whiteurs and Michael Platsky. www.chronogram.com Kingston Civic Engagement Forum (July 17) Join Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, Ivan Lajara of the Daily Freeman, Rebecca Martin of the Kingston Land Trust, and other Kingstonians to discuss the conscious creation of a vibrant community at Stella May Gallery Theater. Twiitter: #civickingstonny

Spirituality and the Environment Talk (July 21) The Beacon Institute presents Marymount President Brigid Driscoll and Rabbi Lawrence Troster. www.bire.org Friends of the Farmer (July 30) The first annual Hudson Valley food lover's festival at the Copake Country Club. www.friendsofthefarmer.com Powerhouse Theater (Through July 31) caption The professional theater development incubator returns to Vassar College. www.powerhouse.vassar.edu

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A recent study has shown that between 2004 and 2008, there was a 20 percent increase in American women giving birth at home. With most of the rise occurring in non-Hispanic white women, home births statistically show an improvement in birth outcomes: Both preterm and low-birth-weight infants have dropped over 15 percent. In the 25 states studied, 87 percent of home births were planned. Home births make up less than 1 percent of United States births. Source: NPR Forty years after President Nixon launched the War on Drugs, a June 2 report by a private global commission on drug policy lead by ex-Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso declared that the drug war has failed. In response, the White House drug policy office said the United States’ overall drug use has dropped to half of what it was in the late '70s. In the past five years, there has also been a 46 percent decrease in cocaine use among young adults and a 68 percent drop in employees testing positive for cocaine. The commission recommended ideas like offerring health and treatment services to those in need, as well as investing in activities to prevent young people from taking drugs in the first place. However, the White House said there were no plans for legalization because “illegal drug use is associated with voluntary treatment admissions, fatal drugged driving accidents, mental illness, and emergency room admissions.” Source: USA Today

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures among men rose 2 percent to more than 1.1 million since last year. Hoping to maintain their youth or enhance masculine features, men are undergoing surgeries for face-lifts and body fat reductions. Men are also receiving temporary treatments like Botox injections. Baby boomers make up a large portion of these clients. However, 75 percent of the 18,000 men who had gynecomastia, a male breast reduction, were between the ages of 13 and 19. Although new technology allows outpatient treatment and less recovery time, studies show that male patients are either not as tolerant to pain or are less satisfied with their results than women. Men are also becoming less shy about cosmetic surgery, unlike a decade ago when they would enter through the back door of a doctor’s office, according to Manhattan dermatologist Howard Sobel. Source: Wall Street Journal The United States, Australia, and Italy are among the 10 countries with the highest income inequality in the world. Released in a 2011 report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, one of the greatest effects of the economic crisis is the growing rate of income inequality around the globe. There has also been a significant increase of income inequality in countries like Germany and Sweden, which, prior to this past decade, had historically low levels of income inequality. Source: Huffington Post Millionaire households are on the rise, growing 12.2 percent in the past year, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group. The United States leads the field with 5.2 million millionaire households, followed by 1.5 million millionaire households in Japan. Singapore has 15.5 percent millionaire households, making it the country with the largest percentage of millionaires. Though the millionaires represent only 0.9 percent of the world’s population, they control 39 percent of the world’s wealth. Source: Wall Street Journal A new survey by the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers found that higher education, elementary and high schools, transportation, and other areas are facing billions of dollars in budget cuts as well as rising taxes or fees. The survey found that states expect to collect less tax revenue while also spending less money in the coming fiscal year. The cost of Medicaid is also rising due to many people losing their jobs and their health insurance. However, improving state tax collections is still not enough to make up for the end of the federal stimulus money. The report also found that in the coming year, states will only have about $2.8 billion in federal stimulus money for balancing their budgets, a drastic decline from the $51 billion this year. Source: New York Times

Although police waited until after the food was served, three members of the international Food Not Bombs movement were arrested on June 1 in Lake Eola Park in Orlando for illegally feeding the homeless. The three were charged with violating the city’s ordinance that restricts group feedings in public parks. The ordinance applies to feeding more than 25 people and the members had fed 40. Each person received a $250 fine, but unlike the other two who were released from jail early, Douglas Coleman is staying in jail and will let the legal process take its course. Source: Orlando Sentinel On June 3, the United Nations AIDS agency said in a new report that increased funding for early treatment of people with HIV could significantly reduce the number of infections spread through sexual transmission. After a nine-nation study that showed that HIV medicines can make patients less infectious, patients getting earlier treatment also showed that they were 96 percent less likely to spread the virus to their partners. Billions of dollars will be needed to obtain the agency’s vision for the future— “zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.” The report also said that in the last decade, there was a 25 percent decline in new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths. Source: Washington Post The late 20th century’s growth in farm output has slowed down so much that it is failing to keep up with the demand for food, due to population increase and the rise of affluence in once-poor countries. Consumption of wheat, corn, rice, and soybeans—the four main crops that supply the most human calories—has created an imbalance between supply and demand, where some grains have more than doubled in cost. These price jumps have increased hunger problems for tens of millions of poor people in countries like Yemen and Uzbekistan. Recent scientific research found that climate change is one of the main factors of the destabilized food system. Although scientists had predicted that climate change would be manageable for agriculture until around 2080, they now believe that some of the weather disasters like floods, droughts, and heat waves that destroyed harvests were caused by human-induced global warming. Source: New York Times State parks across the country at risk of closing are attempting new strategies to stay open, including trying new fees, becoming more volunteer-heavy, and pushing to drill for oil and gas beneath trails. Since 2008, state park finances have been cut significantly, with some parks closing altogether; in a news release on May 13, California announced they will permanently close 70 of the 278 state parks this fall. In states like Washington, parks are no longer receiving state money and will instead implement new entrance fees to the parks. If a bill is approved by the Ohio legislature, drilling for oil and gas will be allowed in Ohio’s parks—the parks would directly benefit from revenues. Source: New York Times —Compiled by Zan Strumfeld

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Once again it has been rubbed in our face, a political penis escaped from its place a scandal, an outrage, an erectile disgrace, this tale of a penis caught off its base. It’s happened again, as it happened before, a wandering penis off in search of some more. The pundits swarm out in their pack to deplore the politician caught while trying to score. Clinton was my favorite I must confess, Monica’s knee pads and the stain on her dress. John Ensign so moral and so very pro-life, paid his aide very well for the use of his wife. Larry Craig taught us all an obscure Midwest dance, the one whose first step is called a wide stance. Mark Sanford cried tears after he’d seen her, that was his soul mate down in Argentina. Chris Lee trolled topless in the maze of craigslist, and now he’s gone, but not at all missed. John Edwards had a sordid and tragic affair, a videographer fell in love with his hair. Eliot Spitzer paid more than we knew a man could, is it possible there’s a hooker that could be that good? Eric Massa did something very hard to believe, tickled a staffer “till he couldn’t breathe.” Then to make sure his train was truly a wreck, he went and explained it out loud on Glenn Beck. Mark Foley’s fame will roll down through the ages as the first man to be caught sexting his pages. David Vitter represents Southern tradition, going with hookers, then showing contrition. Clarence Thomas deserves his very own joke, for placing a pubic hair on the can of a Coke. Is it the fault of the liberals, the hippies, the Jews? repression, recession, the fault of the news? Could we have avoided all of these dreadful disasters, if we listened to our priests and heeded our pastors? That sounds oh, very right, but perhaps it even worse is as pedophiles so often make their perches in churches. and powerful preachers have so very often lost their ways in those closets of clothes that are kept by the gays. The strict teaching of religion, to everyone’s great sorrow didn’t work yesterday and it won’t work tomorrow.

There’s a war in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. But what’s important is who is in whose sack. In underground bunkers they’re building nukes in Iran; in America journalists connect the weiner to the man. They trot out psychologists and experts to explain why a man having sex can’t be considered quite sane. That some strange aberration must have affected his brain and he must check into rehab to abolish the stain. This includes the presumption that it all runs one way, that no woman would ever want some man to stray. No woman would stalk, seduce, entice, and display flirt, vamp, invite, and sashay, until the poor dick comes out to play. Women are always the victims, because they’re from Venus. Men are from Mars and it’s the fault of the penis. How should we get energy? Who can figure that out? Climate change, global warming, what that’s really about? That’s one of those issues that seems way too complex but at least we can be clear about who shouldn’t have sex. Who can fix the economy, correct the dire fiscal mess? Marital fidelity predicts who will have success. You wouldn’t let a plumber fix the pipes in your house if you knew he had been with someone who was not his spouse. You wouldn’t let a mechanic change the brakes on your car if you knew with some girl he’d gone a little too far. You would never let a surgeon cut into your abdomen unless you were certain he was too pure to sin. This needs to be solved, this needs a real fix, we need a new combination, we need a new mix to save the world from men getting their kicks. And the news media full of nothing but pricks. To find salvation, a method that really will work we go back to the old day of the Ottoman Turk. With a powerful empire, so rich, wide, and vast, to run it they needed a special political caste. Call them castratos, you may call them eunuchs Either way they were men without working dicks. That’s what we must do with all our political men geld them, deball them, leave their crotches like Ken. When a politician takes his pants off, no one will yell he’ll be nice, smooth, and round, like a doll from Mattel. Don’t worry about this new political class they will still be able to talk out of their ass. We are already ruled by the confused and the witless It will be so much better if they also made dickless. 7/11 ChronograM 21

The House

ABOVE: Peggy Atwood’s monolithic dome in Kerhonkson. OPPOSITE (Top): The master bedroom; (Bottom): The living room.

Living Monolith Peggy’s Dome

By Jennifer Farley Photographs by Deborah DeGraffenreid


lifetime of living on the edge propelled Peggy Atwood—a stellar chanteuse, sometime legal secretary, and forever daughter of an Army colonel diplomat—into the smooth squash-shaped domes of “Outpost Planet Earth,” her Kerhonkson dream home. The learning curve was treacherous and expensive. Peggy probably spent $100,000 more than necessary due to various contractor errors, absenteeism, and omissions. Atwood has about $450,000 in the 3,200-square-foot custom home, which sits on three scenic acres. The house is warm in the winter yet cool in the summer. Atwood brags that her total annual energy bill for 2010 was just $2,000. It’s ironic that commissioning the most cavelike of domiciles—a veritable lunar module, as it were—got complicated. Moreover, Atwood’s house, technically a “monolithic dome,” is made almost entirely of concrete, steel reinforcing bar, and polyurethane insulation foam, hardly exotic construction materials in 21st-century America. Undaunted, Atwood’s turning the lessons she learned into a dome-construction consulting business. (Monolithic, by the way, literally means “big rock.”) “There’s no better structure in all the world” than a monolithic dome, claims Atwood, a native Californian. “It’s an idea who’s time has finally come.” Close calls with a couple of natural disasters—a Nashville tornado and a Catskills forest fire—ignited Atwood’s desire to build what FEMA rates as the safest type of aboveground building. Theoretically, Atwood’s home could stand for centuries, resisting catastrophes, rot, and even termites. “I was raised on survival. My father was in the diplomatic service overseas 22 home ChronograM 7/11

and he would ship us off ” to wilderness-skill summer camps, says Atwood, who both loves and fears nature. She’s also spent a lot of time studying issues such as global warming. Living in such a secure structure nurtures the artist’s sense of peace. Atwood made some money renovating conventional homes. She also grew up immersed in other cultures. She’s seen a lot of the world. Her family moved to Czechoslovakia when she was a toddler. Atwood attended high school in Beirut. But before deciding on a monolithic dome, Atwood carefully considered many other types of environmentally friendly new construction. Cordwood, straw bale, rammed earth, earthships, geodesic domes, sandbag structures and yurts “all had their weaknesses,” she says. Monolithic domes are earth-friendly and easily maintained. The concrete’s thermal mass keeps the interior temperature stable. Properly constructed, they’re actually reasonably priced for custom residential. What’s tricky is the installation of exterior windows and doors a curvilinear façade. Barring expertise, they’ll leak. Atwood learned about that the hard way. Influenced by John Denver Disillusioned by the Kent State massacre, Atwood dropped out of college in Vermont and moved to Colorado. Someone asked the blonde beauty to organize a reception for a newly famous John Denver, also the child of a stern and itinerant military officer. Denver later built a “far-out” solar-powered home in Aspen and established a sustainable-living foundation.

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“John Denver was a really big influence on me,” says Atwood. “People thought we were kind of wacko in the seventies, but now they’ve come around.” Atwood has always eaten organic and lived fairly simply. As a songwriter, her music carries a message of environmental and social justice. Critically acclaimed as a singer and guitarist, Atwood recently made two albums and sometimes performs at the Bearsville Theater. She describes her style as “Northern Country.” But Atwood’s music-royalty income—some of which comes from television—isn’t quite enough to live on. To make ends meet, she works parttime in a law office. She’s also an expert at cleaning up all sorts of small business administration and bookkeeping issues. That’s why she plans to advise people in this area about building monolithic domes. Rising fuel costs should spur demand. Atwood’s working on a deal to provide general contracting services to would-be dome builders with a real estate developer in Saugerties, whom she declines to name. It’s in the development stage. Dome Construction Basics The premier company behind homes like Atwood’s is Texas-based Monolithic. Its educational arm, the Monolithic Dome Institute, was founded by David South, the dome’s co-inventor. Since 1970, Monolithic’s built domes all over the world and in all climates, but most are in the hot and arid Southwest. Large domes make great community buildings like churches, arenas, and gymnasiums—potential gathering places for refuge in a natural disaster. Monolithic dome construction begins with digging and pouring a ring-like foundation. That outline gets attached to an airtight, heavy-duty airform— something like a custom-made balloon. Monolithic makes the airforms and provides other support, but as a rule the homeowner must hire the contractors. Next the airform is inflated, creating a gigantic bubble. That’s coated from inside with insulating foam. Steel bars are inserted vertically into the foundation ring. A thick layer of concrete solidifies everything.The exterior is finished with stucco. If nothing goes wrong, the various layers that make a monolithic dome go up pretty quickly. Work began on Atwood’s around Labor Day, 2003.When winter hit, it was too cold to spray and cure the 160 tons of concrete the dome required. During this angst-filled winter, Atwood lived in a trailer nearby. At the construction site, Atwood had to keep the electricity on even during snowstorms, to maintain the airform’s inflation. She bought a generator. If snow had built up on the 23-foot-high roof, the intermediary structure might have collapsed. “Start early!” she advises. A Little Crazy is Helpful Building a monolithic dome in the Northeast proved a much greater challenge and financial drain than Atwood anticipated. While the singer was able to self-finance the construction, mistakes sent the project wildly over budget. It’s still not quite finished. Atwood had to take a break. Keeping things green, inside she’s used wood from trees cleared from her own property, milled by a friendly neighbor. But much trim work—largely ornamental but required for that flawless decor look—remains undone. Banks don’t want to finance monolithic domes because it’s hard to establish appraisal comparables, says Atwood. In mortgage lending, a comparable is a house of similar size and age, in a 20-mile radius of the property to be financed, that has sold in the last 24 months. Atwood hopes greater awareness of monolithic domes’ many positive attributes will make lenders more willing in the future. If a bit rough around the edges, Atwood’s house is still very beautiful. Situated in a field, surrounded by pristine state-owned woodlands, the fantasy contemporary architecture presents a visually intriguing juxtaposition. She loves viewing the stream from her living room couch. “I originally named it “Mountain Mist,” but once it was finished, it needed something otherworldly,” says Atwood. “Some have called it “The Grand Peanut.’” Most people who inquire about Atwood’s unique home are quite polite. She directs the seriously curious to her website, www.catskillmountaindomes.com, for more information. During building, Atwood says she continually questioned her sanity. But now she never wants to live in a “stick-built” house ever again. She’s since heard much worse stories of dome construction than her own. “As my dear departed father was so fond of saying, ‘You don’t have to be crazy—but it helps!’”

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The Garden

Behind a nondescript outbuilding lay this spiral garden, arresting in its simplicity and playfulness, at the home of Ann Krupp Bryan in Saugerties.

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Text and Photos by Michelle Sutton

The Graciousness of Gardeners

Ann Krupp Bryan Garden

The Open Days program, begun in 1995 by the Garden Conservancy, is a gem.You get to visit some of the most creative and ambitious gardens in the area, with the proceeds going to support the Conservancy, whose mission is “preserving America’s exceptional gardens for the education and enjoyment of the public.” Luckily for us Hudson Valleyites, the East Coast headquarters for the Garden Conservancy is in Cold Spring, as is the property of the organization’s founder, Francis Cabot. The site is now a stunningly creative public garden, Stone Crop Gardens. The Cold Spring roots of the Conservancy means that many of the most longstanding Open Days gardens are in the Hudson Valley or nearby towns in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and other Northeast states (although there are participating gardens around the country, including a big California contingent). Each year, 50 percent of the gardens are new to the tour, yet there are also many repeat hosts, resulting in a touring guidebook that is getting delightfully chunky. In 2011, Dutchess County posted eight gardens for Open Days, half of which can still be toured in July and August. Ulster County has seven, two of which can be seen in September; Putnam County has three, two of which are open in October; and there are seven Open Days gardens in Columbia County, two yet to appear on the tour— one in July, one in August. In Berkshire County, Massachusetts, there are seven gardens open on Saturday, July 31, in Great Barrington, Stockbridge, or Williamstown. In Litchfield County, Connecticut you can see more than a dozen Open Gardens, including five in July and one in September. In Fairfield County, Connecticut, there are 10 open gardens, including two that you can see in July. When you become a member of the Garden Conservancy for as little as $50, you receive a touring guidebook and can buy tickets for just $2.50 each (half the price of nonmember tickets). My husband and I feel it’s the best investment in our continuing education (and horticultural delight) we have ever made. Open Days garden tours go through the fall.

Ann Krupp Bryan and her husband renovated a Catholic church in rural Saugerties to make their dream home, a fantastic backdrop for Ann’s perennial borders. Ann is self-taught but the degree of horticulturist should be conferred on her; the gardens are a marvelous celebration of contrasts in sun and shade foliage plants, with flowers used as strategic accents. In addition to gardening for more than 20 years on the site, she has built numerous handsome dry-stone walls.

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Then we went outdoors and enjoyed the unconventional garden tour Dun set updifferent colors of yarn that visitors could follow from one garden space to the next in a series of minitours. According to her Open Days description, Dun says, “My first priority as a gardener is to create a good place to be, a place that feels inviting, a playful and magical park. It’s at all times a workshop, a long dialogue with Place, rather than the design-and-install approach.”

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We are still vibrating from our visit to the two-acre Hudson garden of designer Peter Bevacqua and his partner, Stephen King. Bevacqua says of his gardens, “I hope to illustrate the importance of a strong underlying structure; a focus on form and texture; and the concept of laying out a garden formally, then informally planting it.” Bevacqua encourages vines to use shrubs as support, a technique not so often seen in American gardens. Here, a clematis (Clematis) finds its way up a purple smokebush (Cotinus).

a clematis vine climbs up a purple smokebush in the bevacqua-king garden

My husband enters the magical golden dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides Gold Rush) grove planted by Bevacqua. Dawn redwoods are very adaptable to a variety of stresses yet fast growing and sturdy. They are related to West Coast redwoods but don’t get nearly as big. They are deciduous conifers, meaning they lose their leaves in winter and bear little cones. This sofa garden feature is but a glimpse into the creative mind of Lena Dun, proprietor of Moresca Clothing and Costume in Ulster Park. Before we toured her theatrical gardens, Thunder Lane, we got to see her warehouse of Renaissance-period clothing made on-site: dresses, capes, bodices, and more made with beautiful textiles and workmanship. Perusing those racks was a visual feast.

the Sofa Garden by Lena Dun, proprietor of moresca clothing & costume Woodland fairy in Lena Dun’s Thunder Lane Garden.

Owing to the graciousness and creativity of the garden hosts, my husband and I frequently feel like kids on these tours, exploring new worlds. To be honest, we don’t love every garden. But when we come upon kindred spirits and get to hang out with them among their plants and soulful, expressive gardens—that just doesn’t get any better.

RESOURCES Garden Conservancy www.gardenconservancy.org Peter Bevacqua Garden Design www.pbgardendesign.com Stonecrop Gardens www.stonecrop.org Moresca Clothing & Costume (And Gardens!) www.moresca.com

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erhaps more now than at any time in the past several decades, property holds a singularly cherished premium to its owners. The often confounding story surrounding the past 10 years of homeownership in the Hudson Valley—the exodus from NewYork City following 9/11, the meltdown of the housing market and it delicately hopeful journey back to solidity—has only enhanced the fierce devotion we have to our space.Yet for all of us devotees— indeed, maybe most dauntingly for those of us who have recently traded our apartment keys for our own plot of heaven—there is one essential question: What, exactly, should we actually do with all this wonderful space? Landscape designer Gina Samarotto offers sage advice, though not nearly as simple as it sounds. “You know what you have to do?” says Samarotto with a knowing smile, “you have to live in the space.” The roots of Samarotto’s joy of her craft come from a journey built first of necessity, then of love. Twenty years ago she found herself faced with the same conundrum, having moved from her Yonkers condominium to her first home in Orange County. Though it was scarcely half an acre, the prospect of making the land her own was intimidating. “To me, it was like Strawberry Fields in Central Park,” Samarotto recalls. “What am I going to with all of this? It forced me to start educating myself.” The then-marketing designer first became immersed in her local garden club; and, discovering both an inherent kinship with the outdoors and a burgeoning passion for the work, soon after enrolled in Cornell University’s Master Gardener program. She left her 15-year marketing career behind, and began judging gardening shows, consulting, and writing and speaking about landscape design in various newspapers and radio shows. Immediately apparent, five minutes after meeting Gina Samarotto, is what may be the most engaging element of her artisanship: She loves your space as much as you do, and her enthusiasm about unlocking it’s potential is infectious. Though she honed her skills as the primary designer with renowned Wilton, Connecticut design firm Glen Gate, creating large scale, multimillion dollar projects, no property is too small to elicit Samarotto’s trademark ardor. “I’ve learned something along the way,” Samarotto asserts, “that money can’t buy you style, and it can’t buy you taste.” Now operating her own Samarotto Design Group, based in Poughkeepsie, the designer maintains that her favorite work is to guide more modest homeowners in inventing a space that is both captivating and functional, as well as a reflection of that particular owners individuality. Equally as valuable as her extensive knowledge of root and branch, as well as interior design techniques—Samarotto is a member in good standing of both the American Society of Interior Designers and Landscape Architects—is Samarotto’s commitment to knowing her clients, to listening and learning about their aesthetic. Most importantly in any home, says Samarotto, is purpose in design. “There has got to be a reason to be somewhere,” she exclaims with conviction. “You’re paying to maintain a property—it’s a tragedy to buy it and not to use it, not to love it.” —Gregory Schoenfeld Samarotto Design Group (800) 797-0598; www.samarottodesigns.com

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Sly Stones Using tools and scrap metal compiled from the Hudson Valley, artist Jesse Reimer makes sculptures, stone-back and wooden-back benches, tables, and steel gates. Through a combination of woodwork, metalwork, and welding, Reimer creates comfortable and intricate pieces like the stone-back bench made of sugar maple and creek stone. Reimer’s benches and tables can be placed inside the home, but because of the weight, they are more practical as patio furniture or by swimming pools. Each product ranges in price according to size and intricacy; sculptures, $150-$5,000; recycled gates, $1,500-$15,000; one-ofa-kind projects like creating a bench from trees removed by specialists Arbor Barber, $350-$15,000. 1795 Route 212, Saugerties. www.stonebackbenches.com

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ROSENDALE Enchanted Playground

by Anne Pyburn

photos by David Morris Cunningham

There’s a deceptively sleepy feeling to Rosendale.

natalie keyssar

On a weekday morning, there might be only a couple of people stirring around Main Street at any given moment, more action on the porch of the Crossroads Deli in Cottekill out in and down around Stewarts than in the center of town. Then suddenly, it’s playtime—show time, dinner time, music time, or, best of all, festival time—and Main Street rises like the Delaware and Hudson Canal where it used to flood at the center of town. Folks from the hamlets and the hills beyond pour in, locals pop out to inhabit comfy porches or are pulled into the current of the street. Any given weekend, the action might be centered around the theater, the café, the community center, the Red Brick Tavern, or the Bywater Bistro or all of the above and more, but all of a sudden the town is visibly pulsating with sweet, quirky life.

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•A Dreamy Town•

When the family that had run the Rosendale Theatre for three generations needed to move on after keeping a night at the movies far more affordable and intelligent in this pocket-size town than it is at your nearest multiplex, the community didn’t whine and wring its collective hands. Not this town. They organized. They fund-raised. They reached out to friends far and near and great and small, bombarded the Pepsi Refresh website with determined voters, and bought themselves their theater. Now The Rosendale Theatre Collective, it makes a splendid venue for area crews like Starling Productions, who recently had a smash hit there with “Too Much Information.” Such fun was had with “TMI,” in fact, that a Story Slam based on the concept is coming to Market Market this month. The gray gold of Rosendale’s Natural Cement has given way to a rainbow of realized dreams, the 18 bars downtown to a wider variety of ways to have fun, but some things haven’t changed and probably won’t. Rosendale’s still welcoming vacationers—the venerable Astoria Hotel is being reborn as a B&B, christened The 1850 House. It’s still a great place to work hard and play hard, with a natural beauty that outshines artifice, far more than skin deep. And like the gray gold, the boundless creativity and sense of sheer fun that is Rosendale could well be a key ingredient in the foundations of tomorrow’s better world.

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w w w.t h e 1 8 5 0 h o u se . c om •ROSENDALE NATURAL CEMENT• It was gray gold, that natural cement. It rocked the building world and made possible what had been impossible before, making things better and stronger—things like the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the United States Capitol. The little town on the canal was a busy and prosperous place and curiously blessed. In 1899, the mine collapsed—while every man on the job was outside having lunch. People worked hard and played hard and didn’t bother much about appearances. Even the resorts and hotels that lured the city folks were good, solid places to swim and fish in the daytime, eat and dance at night, breathe good air, and make friends. Then came Portland cement, and the Rosendale variety lost the mass market. The last mine closed in 1970, leaving a honeycomb of caves under the surface and a triple handful of bars on Main Street. The town took a deep breath and wondered what to do next, and by the end of the decade, a street festival was born.

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•Do It Your Way•

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The Festival Town does those moments exceptionally well, with something for everyone. If you want a solid family dinner and to browse a few nifty shops, can do. Gourmet vegetarian and jazz? Check. Avantgarde film? Maybe, if there’s no live performance on the stage that night. Sipping wine in a creekside garden into the wee hours? But of course. The whole point of Rosendale is doing it your way. Doing it their way, Dietrich and Gayle Werner moved into the estate of Andrew J. Snyder’s—the last of the cement barons—researching, restoring the property into a museum and event space in 1991. The estate is located in the Rosendale National Cement Historic District and offers tours that include the Widow Jane Mine, cement kilns, and the D&H Canal. The museum is currently presenting “Atomic Rosendale: From Mushrooms to Mushroom Clouds,” a worthy complement to the subterranean creative explosions that have rocked the Widow Jane Mine over the years. Japanese drummers, rock climbers, hydrogeologists, poets, and mad revelers of all sorts love to inhabit the Widow Jane. Almost anything can be an event space in Rosendale, and usually is. Want to throw a shindig in a restored 1896 chapel? The Belltower’s all yours. From the geothermal community center—where the parking lot fills to overflowing for everything from memorials to benefit jam sessions to contentious hearings to swim meets and a farmers’ market beckons each Sunday, June through October—on to Market Market, where you can order a bahn mi sandwich and a beer while local favorites like Big Sister rock out—to the Rosendale Café and its steady stream of national acts like Erin McKeown and Fred Eaglesmith, the rebranding of Rosendale as the Festival Town was as natural as the cement beneath its surface.

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the carpet store July 9 Rosendale Radio - Live Theater with music by Soul Purpose $20 | 8 pm July 10 Dance FiLm SunDayS: Oklahoma with a special performance $10/$6 students | 2pm July 14 chiLDRen’S PROgRamming: megamind with modifications for sensory issues $3 | 10 am July 15 FunDRaiSeR! moonwalk One with director Theo Kameke $10 | 4 pm July 15 music Videos and Voices of the Valley $10 | 10 pm July 17 LiVe FamiLy muSic! Recess monkey $6 | 11 am July 23 &24 hudson Valley Short Flix Fest during the Street Festival July 31 chiLDRen’S PROgRamming: megamind $3 | 4 pm Plus nightly films! Closed most Tuesdays. Please make a donation to the RTC today! We need your help now to make our final payment for the purchase of the theater. Visit www.rosendaletheatre.org for details. 408 Main St, RoSendale, nY 12472 | 845-658-8989

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•Grin and Buy It•

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But don’t make the mistake of waiting for an official festival to explore. Dinner and a movie, the Rosendale way, is something to be savored any time. On the southeast end of town, Toad Holly is a bar/restaurant serving eclectic American fare. The Postage Inn offers classic Continental American and pub fare. On Main Street, the Red Brick Tavern is hospitable Old Rosendale, comfy as your favorite jeans, and the Bywater Bistro beckons you with garden seating and upscale fusion dishes like herbed tuna steak with tapenade. There’s great food to take home, too—or snack on before or after a shopping expedition. Twisted Foods offers handmade pretzels with ambrosial toppings (try the homemade cream cheese). Any cheese fan should, of course, experience the international selection at the Big Cheese—and while you’re there, browse the thrift shop. Rosendale’s shops are creative art in their own way. The colorful façade of Vision of Tibet beckons you into a sphere of handcrafted beauty from the other side of the world. Next door, Favata’s Table Rock Tours and Bicycles combines an old-fashioned level of service with the absolute latest in pedal sports gear and guidance. Roos Arts showcases fresh and thought provoking contemporary art. In Tillson, Judy Go Vintage is a bonanza for lovers of retro-boho clothes and furnishings. Rosendale’s also a great place to find certain basics: carpet and auto parts, for example, sold by people who love their customers and know their products. In Rosendale, even the Dollar Store has a community feel.

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PART OF THE VIBRANT COMMUNITY OF ROSENDALE The Williams Lake Project is creating a resort residential community focused on healthy living, outdoor recreation and sustainability.

Artist’s rendering of proposed Kiln Wall Cafe, Rail Trail and Outdoor Activity Center

In 2011 we proudly sponsor or support: • Ongoing, on-site research of the White Nose Syndrome affecting bats

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• The Walkill Valley Land Trust’s efforts to repair the Rosendale trestle • The Williams Lake Mountain Bike Classic with Table Rock Bicycles • The Family Stage at the Rosendale Street Festival • and many other local organizations and events For more information please visit www.WilliamsLakeProject.com or contact Tim Allred, Project Manager at tallred@hrvresorts.info

•Best Fests•

The Rosendale Street Festival (July 23-34) has been re-reinvented like a master chef’s soup, with mass quantities of live music and cool people being the basic broth. You never know when someone will invent a new variation; the year after Katrina saw a Mardi Gras, and 2010 a Zombie Crawl. The Pickle Fest (November 20) is a Rosendale classic that draws thousands from near and far. Then there are Frozendale (December), the Chili Bowl Fiesta (February), the Earthfest and Energy Expo (May), the celebrations of ancient holy days at the Beltane Festival (May)—in fact, there are more than a dozen festivals, and counting, celebrated each year in town. In between festivals, studies of all sorts are a popular pastime. The Women’s Studio Workshop, almost 40 years young and the largest publisher of hand-printed artists’ books in the United States, offers papermaking, printmaking, book arts, photography, and ceramics in summer intensives and private instruction year round. The Canaltown Alley Arts and Learning Center teaches voice, music, theater and healing arts. The folks at the Center for Symbolic Studies delve deep into the work of Joseph Campbell and shamanic wisdom. There’s also a trapeze school on the grounds. This being Rosendale, the education tends to have a festive edge and the festivities are often educational.


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Hudson Valley Artists 2011: Hudson ValleyIN Artists 2011: EXERCISES

EXERCISES IN BEAUTY UNNECESSARY UNNECESSARY BEAUTY June 23 – November 13, 2011 June 23 – November 13, 2011

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arts & culture july 2011

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ALBERT SHAHINIAN FINE ART UPSTAIRS GALLERIES 22 EAST MARKET STREET, RHINEBECK 505-6040. “Christie Scheele: Fullness of Time: Celebrating a Twelve-Year Gallery Partnership.” July 2-September 11. Opening Saturday, July 2, 8pm-10pm.

THE ART AND ZEN GALLERY 702 FREEDOM PLAINS ROAD, POUGHKEEPSIE 473-3334. “Oil Paintings by Rose Stock.” July 1-August 31. Opening Saturday, July 16, 4pm-7pm.

ARTE ARTIGIANATO RESTAURO, INC. 27 WEST STRAND STREET, KINGSTON 338-1688. “Ethereal Spheres.” Oil and water color paintings by Julie Hedrick. Through July 30.

ASK ARTS CENTER 97 BROADWAY, KINGSTON 338-0331. “Oasis II.” Paintings by Deirdre Leber. July 2-30. Opening Saturday, July 2, 5pm-8pm.

BAU 161 MAIN STREET, BEACON 440-7584. “Tom Holmes: Frozen in Frost.” Works in stone, metal, wood, light, ice, and water. July 9-August 7. Opening Saturday, July 9, 6pm-9pm.

BRC GALLERY BEANRUNNER CAFE, PEEKSKILL (914) 954-5948. “Green in Vietnam.” Paintings and pastels by Sheilah Rechtschaffer. Through July 24.

BRIK 473 MAIN STREET, CATSKILL (518) 943-0145. “7 New York Painters.” Through July 17.

BRODY’S BEST 159 WEST MAIN SREET, GOSHEN emacavery@gmail.com. “Chakra Garden.” Photography exhibition by Eileen MacAvery Kane. Through August 1.

CARRIE HADDAD GALLERY 318 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-1915. “Early Summer Exhibit.” Featuring abstract landscape paintings by Nancy Rutter, fire drawings by Paul Chojnowski, and small abstract paintings by Willie Marlowe. Through July 10. “Interior/Exterior.” Stephen Walling, Patty Neal, Scott Foster and Joseph Maresca. July 14-August 14. Opening Saturday, July 16, 6pm-8pm.

CCS BARD HESSEL MUSEUM BARD COLLEGE, ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON 758-7598 “Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977.” Through October 31. “If you lived here, you’d be home by now.” Through December 16.

CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AT WOODSTOCK 59 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-9957. “Becoming Muses.” Through August 28. “Camp Visiting Day.” Group show. Through August 28.

DANIEL AUBRY GALLERY 426 MAIN STREET, BEACON (917) 647-6823. “Billboards: 1980-2011.” Photographs by Daniel Aubry. Through July 5.

DARREN WINSTON 81 MAIN STREET, SHARON, CONNECTICUT (860) 364-1890. “Gilded Art and Design by Carol Leskanic.” Through July 10.

DAVIS ORTON GALLERY 114 WARREN STREET, HUDSON www.DavisOrtonGallery.com. “The Art of the Movie Theater: A Disappearing American Tradition.” Through July 31.

DIA:BEACON 3 BEEKMAN STREET, BEACON 440-0100 “Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977.” Through October 31. “Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action.” Through February 13, 2012 “Imi Knoebel: 24 Colors—for Blinky, 1977.” Ongoing. “Sol LeWitt: Drawing Series...” Ongoing

DUCK POND GALLERY 128 CANAL STREET, PORT EWEN 338-5580. “Alex Wood: Acrylic.” July 2-30. Opening Saturday, July 2, 5pm-8pm.

FOVEA EXHIBITIONS 143 MAIN STREET, BEACON 765-2199. “Japan Now.” Photography exhibition. Through July 17. “Children of the Cheyenne Nation.” July 23-September 4. Opening Saturday, July 16, 5pm-9pm.

GALERIE BMG 12 TANNERY BROOK ROAD, WOODSTOCK 679-0027. “Leah Macdonald: Soliloquy.” July 8-August 15. Opening Saturday, July 9, 5pm-7pm.

THE GALLERY AT PRUDENTIAL NUTSHELL REALTY 3056 ROUTES 213E. & 209, STONE RIDGE 687-2200. “Horse Eye to Eye.” Pat Travis, pastel drawings; Connie Fiedler, oils. July 16-September 10. Opening Saturday, July 16, 1pm-3pm.

THE GALLERY AT STILL RIVER EDITIONS 128 EAST LIBERTY STREET, DANBURY, CONNECTICUT (203) 791-1474. “Photographs by Keith Johnson and Mark Savoia.” Through August 26.

GARRISON ART CENTER 23 GARRISON’S LANDING, GARRISON 424-3960. “Current 2011: Summer Sculpture Exhibition.” Through October 10.

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GCCA CATSKILL GALLERY 398 MAIN STREET, CATSKILL (518) 943-3400. “Big Wide World.” Juried group show of multi-media works inspired by nature. July 9-August 20. Opening Saturday, July 9, 5pm-7pm.

HAMMERTOWN 6422 MONTGOMERY STREET, RHINEBECK 876-1450. “Impressions and Reflections.” Paintings by Suzanne C. Ouellette. Through September 5. Opening Saturday, July 2, 5:30pm-7pm.

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162 MAIN STREET, BEACON 440-0068. “Three at the Beach.” Artists’ interpretation of the liquid experience; Gail Robinson, Kerry Law, Khara Gilvey. Through August 6.

HUDSON OPERA HOUSE 327 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 822-1438. “Warren Street.” Photographs by David Franck. Through August 14.

HUDSON VALLEY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 1701 MAIN STREET, PEEKSKILL (914) 788-0100. “First Look III.” 12 outstanding MFA students from across the United States. Through July 24.


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JOHN DAVIS GALLERY 362 1/2 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-5907. “Bruce Gagnier.” July 21-August 14. “Daisy Craddock: New Work.” July 21-August 14. “Ruth Lauer Manenti: Paper Blankets, Glasses and Bandages.” July 21-August 14. Opening Saturday, July 23, 6pm-8pm.

JOYCE GOLDSTEIN GALLERY 16 MAIN STREET, CHATHAM (518) 392-2250. “New York Comic Book Art Show.” July 2-August 6. Opening Saturday, July 2, 3pm-6pm.

KINGSTON MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART 105 ABEEL STREET, KINGSTON www.kmoca.org. “New Works by Jenny Fowler, Jessica Poser, and Mau Schoettle.” July 2-31. Opening Saturday, July 2, 5pm-7pm.

KLEINERT/JAMES ARTS CENTER 34 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2079. “Art History: Fact and Fiction.” Paintings by Richard Bosman. Through July 24.

LOCUST GROVE THE SAMUEL MORSE HISTORIC SITE, POUGHKEEPSIE 454-4500. “Earth, River, Sky.” Landscape paintings of the Hudson Valley by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams. July 7-August 14. Opening Thursday, July 7, 5pm-7pm.

M GALLERY 350 MAIN STREET, CATSKILL (518) 943-0380. “Hudson Valley Art & Wine.” Featuring 18 artists. Through July 11.

M&T BANK 6375 MILL STREET, RHINEBECK 876-6470. “Shrine.” Floor to ceiling sculptural art installation by Andreas San Milla. Through July 9.

MARK GRUBER GALLERY NEW PALTZ PLAZA, NEW PALTZ 255-1241. “Thomas Locker: New Work.” Through July 5.

MILL STREET LOFT’S GALLERY 45 45 PERSHING AVENUE, POUGHKEEPSIE 471-7477. “Our Towns.” Paintings, photography, printmaking and mixed media focusing on the towns of the Hudson Valley. Through July 15.

MOUNT LEBANON SHAKER VILLAGE 202 SHAKER ROAD, NEW LEBANON (518) 794-9100. “Freshet: Uncovering the Shaker Waterworks at Mount Lebanon.” Through August 31.

MOUNT TREMPER ARTS 647 S. PLANK ROAD, MOUNT TREMPER 688-9893. “Productive Steps.” July 9-August 21. Opening Saturday, July 9, 5pm-11pm.

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OLANA STATE HISTORIC SITE 5720 STATE ROUTE 9G, HUDSON (518) 828-0135. “FARM: Agricultural Life of the Hudson Valley.” Photographs by Brandt Bolding. Through October 30.

ONE MILE GALLERY 475 ABEEL STREET, KINGSTON 338-2035. “Foolsgold Sanctuary.” Exhibit and auction to benefit Catskill Animal Sanctuary. July 2-30. Opening Saturday, July 23, 6pm-9pm.

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ORIOLE 9 17 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-8117. “Photography of Egypt/Eternal Light.” Sarite Sanders, with paintings by Adah Frank. July 6-August 9. Opening Saturday, July 9, 5pm-7pm.

RED EFT GALLERY 159 SULLIVAN STREET, WURTSBORO 888-2519. “Works by Phil Sigunick.” Through July 16.


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SAMUEL DORSKY MUSEUM OF ART 1 HAWK DRIVE, NEW PALTZ 257-3844. “The Upstate New York Olympics: Tim Davis.” Through July 17. “The Illustrious Mr. X: Museum Collection as Character Study , Volume II.” Through July 17. “Thick and Thin: Ken Landauer and Julianne Swartz.” Through October 23. “Hudson Valley Artists 2011: Exercises in Unnecessary Beauty.” Through November 13.

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THADDEUS KWIAT PROJECTS 1536 ROUTE 212, STUDIO #C, SAUGERTIES (917) 456-7496. “Leona Christie.” Through July 10. “Laura Gurton.” July 16-August 21. Opening Saturday, July 16, 4pm-7pm.

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WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL AND ART GALLERY 232 WARD STREET, MONTGOMERY 457-ARTS. “New Works by Steve Blumenthal and Elizabeth Ocskay.” July 9-31. Opening Saturday, July 9, 5pm-7pm.

WILDERSTEIN PRESERVATION MORTON ROAD, RHINEBECK 876-4818. “Modern Art & the Romantic Landscape.” Through October 31.

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WOLFGANG GALLERY 40 RAILROAD AVENUE, MONTGOMERY 769-7446. “Lost & Found.” Paintings and sculptures by Frank Shuback & Jon Patrick Murphy. Through July 7. “Sympathy for the Devil.” John D. Wolf and son, John A. Wolf. July 9-August 10. Opening Saturday, July 9, 6pm-9pm.

WOODSTOCK ARTISTS ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM 28 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2940. “Cats and Caricatures.” Peggy Bacon. Through October 9.

WOODSTOCK BYRDCLIFFE GUILD 34 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2079. “Quick, Down and Dirty.” Focus on outdoor furniture & landscape/ garden accessory constructions, many of them site specific. July 16-November 6. Opening Saturday, July 16, 4pm-6pm.

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Big Sister

Dar Williams


girl sits on the edge of her bed. She’s overwhelmed by the looming adult world before her, wracked with the confusion that comes with trying to figure out her place in it. Or, really, if she even wants any part of it at all. Hell, she’s still not even sure exactly who she is yet, much less what everyone else wants of her. Her head and her heart combine to form a churning cauldron of a million conflicting thoughts, about society, sexuality, politics, spirituality, careers, the planet. She feels like she’s drowning. And very much alone. But songs help. Especially beautifully crafted, movingly sung songs that come from the perspective of someone who’s been right where she is now and made it through—and become a stronger, more aware, and more self-assured person in the process. Songs like “It’s Alright,” “As Cool as I Am,” “The Great Unknown,” and “Buzzer.” Dar Williams’s songs. One of pop folk’s leading singer-songwriters, Williams is beloved for her questioning and deeply personal narratives; tunes whose wry, minutely focused observations—often quite humorous in their irony—pinpoint the poetry and paradoxes of everyday life. Her steadfast stance and frequent addressing of gender issues have made her a paragon of the so-called women’s music 48 music ChronograM 7/11

movement, a mantle she never consciously courted but one she’s worn with pride since the identity-straddling “When I Was a Boy,” from her 1993 debut, The Honesty Room (reissued in 1995 by Razor & Tie Records, home to all her subsequent albums), became an anthem for many. “I’ve always been a feminist, but I really lucked out by being embraced by such a passionate and seriously committed audience so early on,” says Williams, who lives in Cold Spring with her husband, Michael Robinson, and their two children. “I guess [“When I Was a Boy”] sort of came out of me being a tomboy as a kid in the ’70s, and picking up on the androgyny of everyone with their Dorothy Hamill/John Denver hairdos.” This kind of vivid imagery comes naturally to Williams, a storyteller at heart. In addition to the story-songs that fill her 11 official albums, she’s authored two novels targeted at young girls (2004’s Amalee and 2008’s Lights, Camera, Amalee; both, Scholastic Books), a road guide for natural foodies (The Tofu Tollbooth; Ceres Press, 1998), and, now, a children’s play, “The Island Musical.” Given the “liberal and loving” and very literate Chappaqua household in which she was raised, it’s not too hard to see where her love of words and the performing arts stems from.

“My dad went to Yale and was a medical writer and editor, and my mom went to Vassar and worked with Planned Parenthood, which I’m very proud of,” says the singer, who was born Dorothy Snowden Williams in 1967 and whose nickname is a family truncation of that of the character Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. “We had a lot of classical albums, a lot of show tunes, all alphabetized. I loved the Beatles, Jim Croce, Crosby, Stills and Nash; poets who wrote melodic, story-based songs. I remember really being into my vocabulary books when I was in sixth grade, and I guess that’s when I really started to fall in love with words.” Williams began learning guitar at age nine and wrote her first songs soon after, yet by high school she’d become more interested in sports. But when an ankle injury landed her on the bench she took to theater, writing plays and stage music. By her senior year she seemed to have found her voice as a playwright, and was on her way to majoring in theater and religion at Wesleyan University. It all sounds pretty idyllic, so where does the angst come in? “I finally had my rebellion when I was 21, just trying to relate to the world,” says Williams, adding that she contemplated suicide in college but was yanked out of the predicament when a romantically beleaguered friend called her for emotional help. “I think of what Erik Erikson wrote about Martin Luther, who came from a privileged background but was discontented because, basically, he was just a really sensitive person. Besides finding music there was also some intense therapy, thank God.” After graduating from college and spending a few months in Berkeley, California, where she played some tenuous early gigs, Williams moved to Boston in 1990. There, she acted in and directed a handful of plays and operas before becoming the stage director of the Opera Company of Boston. “It was a dark time for theater in Boston then,” she says. “You had [alternative weekly] the Boston Phoenix just savaging any productions that weren’t from New York. But the music scene was great, and underneath it there were still the bones of the great folk scene Boston had back in the ’60s.” Her voice teacher, the improbably named Jeannie Diva, prodded her to begin playing Beantown coffeehouses and she recorded a couple of self-issued cassettes. Chicago’s Waterbug label released The Honesty Room to rapturous praise that found Williams’s beautiful voice compared to those of two of her heroines, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez. And it was an eventual connection with the latter folk icon that would kick the young singer-songwriter’s career into hyperdrive, when Williams opened for an impressed Baez and the two immediately struck up a friendship and later toured together.The elder artist even ended up covering a couple of Williams’s songs, most famously “You’re Aging Well,” the confessional tale of a woman grappling with adolescent self-image, societal expectations, and the onset of age: “Why is it that as we grow older and stronger / the road signs point us adrift and make us afraid / saying ‘You never can win,’ ‘Watch your back,’ ‘Where’s your husband?’” The song ends, quite appropriately in the case of Williams and Baez, with the narrator being welcomed into enlightenment by an older female mentor. “Again, I feel so lucky to have had something like [Baez’s recording the song] happen for me so early on,” Williams says. “Joan is so gracious and kind, and she’s really great about tamping down the behind-the-scenes craziness when we play together. She’s, like, ‘Screw all this, let’s go shopping!’” Following a move to Northampton, Massachusetts, came a fuller, folk rock sound with 1995’s Mortal City. With such sardonic pieces as “The Christians and the Pagans,” which finds a lesbian couple sharing the holidays and finding much in common with some conservative relatives, and “The Pointless, Yet Poignant, Crisis of a Co-Ed,” an uproarious look at collegeactivist idealism, the disc made Williams acres of new fans. Among Mortal City’s contributing players are modern folk legends John Prine and Cliff Eberhardt, the latter then one of Williams’s Western Massachusetts neighbors. “Dar is such a very expressive, forgiving, positive personality,” says Eberhardt, who also performed with Cry Cry Cry, a folk supergroup centered on the trio of Williams, Lucy Kaplansky, and Richard Shindell. “As a singersongwriter one of the things that strikes me most is her insight into how young people think and feel, which to me is really necessary.” Williams was invited by organizer Sarah McLachlan to perform on the inaugural Lilith Fair tour in 1997, the same year the more expansive End of the

Summer, home to such standouts as the late-night radio paean “Are You Out There?” appeared. Now based in New York, she continued to build her standing as a club and festival favorite and released 2000’s religion-examining The Green World and 2003’s The Beauty of the Rain, which contains guest spots from Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, John Medeski, and Chris Botti. She and her family became Hudson Valley residents the year of the latter effort’s release. “We love it here because it’s this crossroads of nature, music, words, and people,” says Williams, an avid gardener who supports, among many other causes, local sustainability and organic farm-to-table efforts. Digging in locally, she recorded 2005’s cult smash My Better Self (featuring the river ode “The Hudson”) at Woodstock’s Allaire Studios and 2007’s Live at the Bearsville Theater DVD, while the booklet of the following year’s tellingly named Promised Land exhibits the work of area visual artists. In learning Williams’s personal history, the question naturally arises: Just what is it that attracts her to the art of storytelling? “That’s a good question,” she ponders, wrinkling the brow above a pair of recognizably striking pale blue eyes. “I guess it’s that storytelling, when it’s good, is never about one thing or idea. It’s about a conflict of ideas or truths. And the characters in a story exist to embody that conflict, to pull everything together. Putting a story out there is like throwing a rock in the water and watching it ripple.You hope it resonates with other people.” Her favorite storytellers? “Dickens, for sure, and Thomas Hardy, especially Jude the Obscure,” says Williams, whose most recent album, last year’s Many Great Companions, was co-produced by the Jayhawks’ Gary Louris and features a best-of disc and a disc of early songs revisited in strippeddown acoustic fashion. “George Elliot’s Middlemarch is probably my favorite book. So it’s mainly been 19th-century English writers like those, along with early 20th-century Southern authors and post-World War II people like Heller and Bellow.” “The Island Musical,” which is being presented in a staged reading this month at Powerhouse Theater on the Vassar College campus, might seem like a recent return to Williams’s theatrical roots. In fact, however, she started it as one-act play in 1992 and continued to work on it between tours and albums over the decades that followed. Featuring several unheard original songs, the work is an environmentally themed fable concerning “a faraway island whose inhabitants must confront the forces which threaten their magical home, and come together to protect their beloved land.” “[In developing the play] Dar has been doing the jobs of three people, writing not only the play itself, but also the music and the lyrics,” explains the musical’s director, Jeremy Dobrish, who, coincidentally, attended Wesleyan with the author. “The reading is a way to take all of the puzzle pieces from paper and see how they work together on the stage. There comes a point where you have to stop writing and see how things play in real time. Of course the music is fantastic, but the story is great, too. It really beats of narrative.” And “The Island Musical” itself is really just the latest chapter in another narrative, that of the ongoing, and always rewarding, chronicle of one of today’s greatest storytellers. One whose art, just like that of her hero and friend Joan Baez, has helped so many weather life’s trying interludes. Think back to that confused and distraught young woman. Alone in her bedroom with her murky thoughts, she convulses hysterically and glares blankly at the wall through her tears. There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot to look forward to, besides more stress and others telling her who to be, what to do. But then, as the lines of “You’re Aging Well” drift into her earbuds, a warm little glow begins. I’m so glad that you finally made it here With the things you know now, that only time could tell Looking back, seeing far, landing right where we are And oh-oh oh-oh-oh oh-oh, you’re aging, oh oh-oh-oh oh-oh and I am aging, oh oh-oh-oh oh-oh, aren’t we aging well? New York Stage and Film and Powerhouse Theater will present a special musical reading of “The Island Musical” at Powerhouse at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie on July 17. www.powerhouse.vassar.edu. 7/11 ChronograM music 49

nightlife highlights Handpicked by music editor Peter Aaron for your listening pleasure.

Peter Sando Fri, 7/1 8:30pm HIGH IRONS; guest Sasha Beecher Sat, 7/2 8:30pm BACK TO THE GARDEN 1969 Sun, 7/3 7:30pm LUGWRENCH Fri, 7/8 8:30pm BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO Sat, 7/9 8:30pm KEVIN KANE Band; also MATT RAE Trio Sun, 7/10 12:30pm HUDSON VALLEY YOUNG ARTIST TALENT SEARCH Sun, 7/10 7:30pm SHOWCASE featuring EVOLUTIONARY WAR, AUSTIN JAHNER Fri, 7/15 8:30pm McPEAKE from Ireland Sat, 7/16 8:30pm FRANK VIGNOLA with Vinny Raniolo; guest The YaYas Sun, 7/17 12:30pm HUDSON VALLEY YOUNG ARTIST TALENT SEARCH Sun, 7/17 7:30pm NATE & KATE; also TWANGTOWN PARAMOURS t Fri, 7/22 8:30pm BEREZNAK BROTHERS; also ROB CARLSON & The Benefit Street Band Sat, 7/23 8:30pm WOODY MANN; also PAUL GEREMIA Sun, 7/24 12:30pm HUDSON VALLEY YOUNG ARTIST TALENT SEARCH Sun, 7/24 7:30pm CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Band 4/21/2011 Fri, 7/29 JM:8:30pm see changes below, make sure there is no “$2.00â€? JOHN NÉMETH Blues Band Sat,price 7/30 8:30pm MARC BLACK Band lowed to give HUDSON VALLEY$2.00 YOUNG ARTIST TALENT SEARCH 4/20/2011 Sun, 7/31 We12:30pm need to change to the word “Cheapâ€? Sun, 7/31 7:30pm JESSY J Band 2. The last bullet point is not needed. The last two points should read Fri, 8/5 8:30pm RED DIRT ROAD; also BOB STUMP & The Blue Mt. Band

July 8. The eponymous 1969 LP by Peter Sando’s band Gandalf might be the most perfect psychedelic album ever made. A lazy, hazy, strings-augmented opus, it drifts like a dream through blissfully stoned originals and lysergic reimaginings of songs by Tim Hardin and others. (The record was reissued in 2002 by Coxsackie’s Sundazed Music; Gandalf 2, a set of rare tracks, followed in 2007.) In support of Afraid of the Dark, Sando’s newest solo release, the part-time Upstater plays this acoustic date at American Glory BBQ. Perhaps the ribs won’t be the only thing smoked this night. (The Admiral Douglas Band steams in July 22; Four Seasons guitarist Bob Grimm picks July 30.) 8:30pm. Free. Hudson. (518) 822-1234; www.americanglory.com.

Green River Festival


July 16, 17. News of this formidable fest’s lineup arrived too late for last month’s summer round-up. Rocking three stages on the grounds of Greenfield Community College, the Green River Festival is an overload of rootsy riches: Emmylou Harris, Toots and the Maytals, Terry Adams and the new NRBQ, Wanda Jackson, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, the Old 97’s, Kermit Ruffins, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Thomas theyMapfumo, aren’tEilen al- Jewell, and too many more. Plus food, crafts, hot air balloons, and kids’ activities. See website for times. $45, $65. Greenfield, Massachusetts. (413) 773-5463; www.greenriverfestival.com.

Blues at Boscobel as one and read as July 18. The roots action continues with Blues at Boscobel, a trad triple-header featurfollows: Grillin’ and Up-to-date Chillin Every Friday Happy Hour: Free BBQ and Great Specials schedule: www.townecrier.com ing Guy Davis, Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez, and John Platania on the glorious Until 9:00â€œď‚Ťď‚Ťď‚Ťď‚Ťâ€? pm. —Poughkeepsie Journal; “Exquisite desserts!â€?—New York Times grounds of the titular estate. Davis, an award-nominated favorite, appears regularly on “First rate!â€?—Rolling Stone; “Finest roots music club!â€?—The Wall Street Journal “´´´´â€? —Poughkeepsie Journal; “Exquisite desserts!â€?—New York Times “First rate!â€?—Rolling Stone; “Finest roots music club!â€?—The Wall Street Journal

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NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion,â€? “Mountain Stage,â€? and “World CafĂŠâ€?; the blond beehive-sporting Ohlman sang lead with the Saturday Night Live Band and has duetted with Dion and Levon Helm; and, in addition to being Van Morrison’s longtime guitarist, Red Hook resident Platania has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, and Don McLean. (The Big Band Sound brings the fireworks July 4; “Patriots vs. Loyalistsâ€?-themed site tours take place all month.) 5pm. $40. Garrison. (845) 265-3638; www.boscobel.org.

Mike & Ruthy Single Release Party

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July 16 Trio Solisti

July 29. Following the false promise of the CD and the impersonal nothingness of the mp3, vinyl’s vindication has been an extra-sweet development for those of us who’ve known all along that wax is king. And to many of us it’s the seven-inch, 45-rpm vinyl record that’s the definitive format: two quick, say-it-all-on-one-side shots straight from the soul, presented with total focus and no wasteful filler. So the prospect of a new single by leading local folk rock duo Mike & Ruthy, “On My Home� b/w “My New York City� (the latter an unpublished Woody Guthrie original!), here celebrated with a live event at the Kleinert/James Art Center, is one more reason for vinyl heads to rejoice. (“Woodstock Beat,� a benefit for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild featuring NEXUS and the Canadian Brass, hits Maverick Concert Hall July 2.) 8pm. $15. Woodstock. (845) 679-2079; www.woodstockguild.org.

August 5. Despite the pressures of family lineage (yes, he’s the son of groundbreakers John and Alice Coltrane), saxophonist Ravi Coltrane has done well making his own way in jazz, choosing wisely, perhaps, to pursue a style that owes more to in-the-pocket hard-bop players like Joe Henderson than the ultratranscendent work of his parents. But by no means does that mean he’s been lazy: 2009’s Blending Times, his fifth album, has been roundly hailed for its understated and deeply personal atmospherics. Which should certainly play extremely well in the Belleayre Music Festival’s mountaintop setting. (K. D. Lang croons July 3; Jimmy Cobb celebrates 50 years of Kinda Blue August 6.) 8pm. $233 lawn to $327 platinum. Highmount. (800) 942-6904, ext. 1344; www.belleayremusic.org.

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July 20 Andrew Russo and Frederic Chiu


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August 6 Elizabeth Mitchell and Family


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MIKE & RUTHY play the kleinert/james art center in woodstock on july 29.

cd reviews David Arner Porgy/Bess Act 2 (2010, CIMP Records)

The secret to using standards as your performance springboard is in knowing where to land afterwards. George Gershwin’s career-refining work “Porgy and Bess” has been a musical fount for artists, including Ulster County resident David Arner, for over 70 years. Porgy/Bess Act 2 shows that there’s still more to draw from the infamous Catfish Row. Pianist and composer Arner describes Porgy/ Bess Act 2 as the continued journey from Porgy/Bess Act 1, which was recorded in 2007 in Esopus. Accompanied by bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Jay Rosen, Arner performs his “rearrangements and deconstructions” of “Porgy and Bess,” segments of which are neatly bundled throughout five compositions. He comfortably incorporates his classical facilities into “There’s a Boat, It’s Left.” His midsection solo is reminiscent of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”: charged and ecstatic. “Honey Man” is an all-too brief encounter with the full, settling sound of the trio. The 22-plus-minute “Gone Now” is an aural journey that depicts the turmoil in act two of “Porgy and Bess”: indecision, temptation, betrayal, fear, death. How does Porgy/Bess Act 2 measure up to other interpretations of “Porgy and Bess”? Hmm… and there comes the idiomatic apples to oranges. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong’s 1957 Porgy and Bess—within their own improvisational framework—is elegant as well as theatrical (it is an American folk opera, after all). Arner’s adventures with “Porgy and Bess” focus on emotional depth; taut and vicious but also awesome in their laudation of the Lord’s power over human circumstances. www.davidarner.com. —Cheryl K. Symister-Masterson

Hot Garbage Probably Not (2010, Independent)

Questionable band name aside, Hot Garbage’s new six-song EP, the Beacon group’s third release, delivers warm and fuzzy diversions. The CD has a washing machine-like scrub, rinse, and spin quality. The cycles are refreshing: varying between delicate and permanent press, occasionally going off balance like a wet pillow until, once in a while, the belt frays and snaps. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It forces attention and analysis and brings relief in the respite of resolve. Compositions like “Awaiting in the Melting Tray” embrace emotions that swim deep with post-tornado-like trauma, only to re-surface for air with an “in this together” community voice. These swings are due in no small part to the stark influence of having two very different lead voices that also play guitar. The instrumental interplay is an easy standout, swaying from tender intricacy to chaotic discord; from the wistfulness of Television to the tension of Slint. Cormac Gartland possesses hearts-on-a-sleeve-with-tinges-of-Elliot-Smith musings and timbre, while Jason Price rests in the ironic dichotomy of a painfully aware and detached yet down-to-Earth Lou Barlow. The music begs for more description by association: lo-fi in the vein of Pavement, shoegaze à la Dinosaur Jr., East Village noise rock circa early-to-mid Sonic Youth with premature Flaming Lips pop ejaculations. For better or worse, Probably Not was recorded in two days and it shows. The devil-may-care dissonance dances around the slop well enough for DIY indie rock, but the band’s potential deserves more studio time and a few notches on the instrumental bedpost. www.myspace.com/therealhotgarbage. —Jason Broome

Tern Rounders Tern Rounders (2011, Independent)

There’s a moment when something really special happens on the new album by Tern Rounders, and thankfully it doesn’t take too long to arrive. It happens at roughly the midway point of “Livin’,” the album’s opening number, an amiable country rocker that suddenly goes 3-D when Marc Clayton joins Kim Kilby on harmony vocals. It’s the moment in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy sees everything in color, and it’s a sign of wonderful things to come. This is actually the Albany-based Tern Rounders’ second album, though the accompanying press release notes some big changes have been undertaken between releases. The addition of a pedal steel guitarist, Rick Morse, and a more upbeat country flair are the primary additions to the mix, and even if you don’t know how the band sounded the first time around, it’s still good news. Witness “The Rock,” a crackling number with what can’t possibly be happy lyrics (“Go back to the rock you crawled out from!”) delivered in such a celebratory manner you’ll never want to experience torment in any other way. Over 12 original tracks Kilby and Clayton trade vocals and guitars as the rhythm section rolls in rollicking lockstep and Morse adds one more layer of dirt and soul to the mix. There are variations on the theme—“Moment Not Meant to Last” is a dark, howling blues—but it all unfolds as naturally as can be. Tern Rounders is without a single moment of excess, a perfect accompaniment for the thick heat of summer. www.ternrounders.com. —Crispin Kott

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SUNSHINE STATES Bard Fictionistas Edie Meidav and Karen Russell Go Coastal By Nina Shengold Photograph by Jennifer May


hat is it about the edge of a continent? Though Bard Fiction Prize winners Karen Russell and Edie Meidav currently live on the temperate banks of the Hudson, their new novels gleefully plunge into coastal extremities. Russell’s Swamplandia! (Knopf, 2011) unfolds in the hummocky swamps of Florida’s 10,000 Islands. Meidav’s Lola, California (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011) follows its two title characters—best friends nicknamed after a Kinks lyric—from a pitch-perfect Berkeley to Europe, New York, and back to their home state’s cracked paradise. The two writers are a study in contrasts. Fair-haired and willowy, Meidav unfurls her formidable intellect in elegant, literary prose. Russell is dark and petite, with a mischievous grin and a penchant for quirky phrases that stick in the mind like burs. The Miami native recalls her first Annandale winter, “I didn’t realize you have to be a paleontologist of your car, hacking it out of layers of snow.” Russell arrives late for an author event at the Elmendorph Inn, after a breathless sprint from the Red Hook Inn, where she parked by mistake. “I’ve truly never been happier to arrive at a reading,” she pants. “I guess that’s the payoff for terror: elation.” She introduces Swamplandia!, “It’s about a family of alligator wrestlers. My real family wants to make sure I tell people it’s not a memoir. My sister is very sane; she dates living people. And my brother is not a virginal bookworm nerd.” Nor is her father Chief Bigtree, head of a mythical tribe consisting entirely of his immediate family. “Chief Bigtree is a classic American optimist, trying to make a private world outside the loop of time, to protect his loved ones from the noise of the larger culture. The Bigtrees live 40 miles off the grid, but all his kids go on private journeys to hell,” Russell says. Her narrative alternates between Ava Bigtree’s desperate search for her 52 books ChronograM 7/11

ghost-bride sister and her brother’s hilarious, painful foray into mainland adolescence. Russell is also stalking a larger story about a family adrift in the wake of the mother’s death; her themes ripple outward to the state of Florida, in both senses. “Swamplandia! is very much about the ecological devastation of the Everglades,” she explains. “It was this exquisitely delicate system of controls that was totally natural and worked for thousands of years. The Corps of Engineers came in and destroyed it in one generation by building canals and levees.” She calls her book “a nostalgia project. My grandfather would take us into the swamp and tell these amazing stories about a place that didn’t exist anymore.” Russell’s parents grew up in that wilder Floridian landscape. Her father, a Vietnam vet, is retired; her mother, a real estate lawyer. Russell decided as a child that she’d be a writer. “I was such an anxious kid. It was a lifesaver to have this little door to carry around with me.” Books were her lifeline, the darker the better. “Mom used to say I could have one Stephen King and one Charlotte Brontë.” Her first story collection, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised byWolves (Random House, 2006) reflects those affinities. Populated by ghosts, minotaurs, and the title story’s plaintive ex-cubs, the book garnered raves for its 25-year-old author. Bard professor Bradford Morrow, who teaches Russell’s stories, invited her to campus, urging her to apply for the 2011 Bard Fiction Prize. The author was working as a Putney Student Travel tourguide, and found out she’d won in the Singapore Airport Starbucks. “The BFP is a total dream,” she effuses. “It’s the best part of teaching—the contact with students, reading students’ work—without grading.” The Hudson Valley location enhances the magic. “The same prize could be endowed at an urban university, but it wouldn’t feel the same. The gift of time is great, but the actual spaciousness is a real gift. There’s a waterfall on campus.”

She spent her residency polishing stories for a forthcoming collection, tentatively titled Vampires in the Lemon Grove, and mapping out a second novel inspired by photographers sent to document the Dust Bowl. “It’s still in progress, a weird embryo—I feel like I’ll kill it if I talk too much about it,” she demurs. “I’m always surprised at how resilient my bewilderment is.” Russell’s stories usually start with “an image, or a bad ‘Saturday Night Live’ premise. The surreal and magical feels like ventilation to me. You follow the premise out just for the joy of it, and the real story starts to emerge in some sort of inky way, like a Polaroid coming into focus.” This month will mark Karen Russell’s 30th birthday. “It’ll be a relief not to get so much comment on how young I am,” she says with a shrug. “Anyway, now [The Tiger’s Wife author] Tea Obreht is the ‘so young’ one. I’m off the hook.” When Edie Meidav won the BFP in 2006, she had already published two acclaimed novels, Crawl Space (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005) and The Far Field: A Novel of Ceylon (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), winner of the Kafka Award. After her semester as writer-in-residence, she stayed on to teach creative writing and literature. “Bard is very stimulating, a very rich broth to be placed into in terms of colleagues, the events unfolding on campus,” she says over dinner at Rhinebeck’s Aroi Thai. The hyperarticulate Meidav started teaching in part to overcome her fear of public speaking. “I wasn’t a verbal child,” she explains. Reading created a fluency and bridge for her hidden linguistic gifts. “I’ve been thinking about the way a book stitches together a community of readers,” she reflects. “It cheers me to think I’m performing some kind of a service—in the same way that literature saved me, I could give a voice to someone else.” Meidav just spent two months in Cuba with her husband, painter Stan Stroh, and their two young daughters (“It was definitely nontourist Cuba—there were food shortages, water shortages, blackouts—an amazing experience”), researching a novel-in-progress about a Latin American boxer. Even for someone as fearless about stepping into other skins as Meidav, this sounds like a daunting stretch. “Creatively, there are times when you need to fill the well, to expand the context a little,” she says. There was also a personal motive. Meidav’s father died in September. Born in Poland and raised in Israel, he traveled extensively as a UN geophysicist, often bringing his wife and three children to exotic locales. “He was a traveling man, a restless spirit,” Meidav says, her voice thick with pride and grief. “That was his legacy. I feel very close to him in motion.” Meidav’s mother is an engineer, sociologist, and playwright; she also bellydanced at the family’s bohemian parties. They moved to Berkeley in 1974, during “the buzzkill years” after its countercultural flowering. “My family was always giving shelter to these lost puppies,” Meidav recalls; troubled classmates often moved in for long stretches. Lola, California features a similarly magnetic household with a very dark center: when we meet charismatic and brilliant Vic Mahler, he’s on Death Row for killing his wife. His daughter has severed all ties, changing her name and disappearing into a marijuana growers’ community. Her teenage best friend, a foster child who idolized the Mahler clan, races the clock to effect a reunion before Vic’s execution. “We always think our significant relationships are romantic, or with our parents, but for women especially, our friendships are formative,” says Meidav. “As you proceed in life, certain avenues open and can’t be closed. Every choice you make opens one thing and closes three others. It’s very similar to writing a novel.” Meidav is a prodigal wordsmith. “I’ve probably written or started 50 novels; I’ve published three. Some writers are Dionysian, others Apollonian. Some of us love to get lost in the forest, some love to plan. But if the writer is surprised, the reader is too.” Lola, California is nothing if not surprising. Vic’s psychopathology infects the next generations in unforeseen ways; some of the book’s revelations are gut punches. That many unfold in the echt Californian milieu of a New Age retreat adds to the resonance. In her essay “Daughter of California,” Meidav writes, “If every state has a psychological age appropriate to it, California is forever an adolescent, dreaming in bright colors and assuming suicidal proportions at its misfortunes.” Concepts of East and West also inform The Far Fields, and Crawl Space’s Emile Pouquet, a French Nazi war criminal, shares some DNA with the unrepentant, selfjustifying, yet thoroughly human Vic Mahler. “Even if somebody is a monster, there’s still an imperative to try to understand,” Meidav attests. “I think secretly all my novels are preaching a kind of gospel of human empathy.” Edie Meidav will read 7/9 at 7:30pm at Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck; 7/16 at 3pm, Kleinert/James, Woodstock, sponsored by Golden Notebook, with performances by Amii Legendre and Kevin Salem.

THE BARD FICTION PRIZE’S FIRST DECADE Awarded each October to “a promising, emerging writer who is an American citizen aged 39 or younger at the time of application,” the BFP offers a significant cash prize and a semester-long appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College. Author and Conjunctions editor Bradford Morrow says he and fellow judges Mary Caponegro and Robert Kelly seek published authors “whose work we feel is original, ambitious, and shows profound promise for the future.” Previous winners include:

2011 Karen Russell (Swamplandia!) 2010 Samantha Hunt (The Invention of Everything Else) 2009 Fiona Maazel (Last Last Chance) 2008 Salvador Plascencia (The People of Paper) 2007 Peter Orner (Love and Shame and Love) 2006 Edie Meidav (Lola, California) 2005 Paul LaFarge (Luminous Airplanes) 2004 Monique Truong (Bitter in the Mouth) 2003 Emily Barton (Brookland) 2002 Nathan Englander (The Ministry of Special Cases)

“Over the past 10 years, the Bard Fiction Prize has deeply enriched life on campus for students and faculty alike,” Morrow says. “Students who are themselves interested in becoming writers are often both inspired and challenged by interacting with authors who aren’t much older than they are.” The inspiration seems to flow both ways: many BFP winners have forged ongoing ties to the Hudson Valley. Edie Meidav and Paul LaFarge are currently teaching at Bard; Emily Barton lives in Kingston, and Samantha Hunt in Tivoli. Applications for the 2012 prize (including three copies of a published novel; no manuscripts accepted) must be received by July 15, 2011. For more information: www.bard.edy/bfp.

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SHORT TAKES From the fantasy future to the paleolithic past, Hudson Valley authors set the table for a summer potluck feast. Starstruck Deluxe Edition Elaine Lee, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Lee Moyer IDW, 2011, $49.99; CD $22.95, The AudioComics Company

Fans of the ‘80s cult comic will cherish this sumptuous remix of High Falls resident Elaine Lee’s wig-flipping feminist space opera, featuring the Galactic Girl Guides (“It’s a tough galaxy, but somebody’s gotta live in it”), and the odd headless sex drone. The cast of AudioComics’ radio play version has a blast chewing intergalactic scenery in Firesign Theatre mode.

Shorter, Faster, Funnier: Comic Plays & Monologues edited by Eric Lane & Nina Shengold Vintage Books, 2011, $16.95

Forty-four theatrical hors d’oeuvres by an exceptional collection of funny people, including Hudson Valley playwrights Mikhail Horowitz, Nicole Quinn, Edwin Sanchez, Laura Shaine, Mary Louise Wilson, and free-range editor Nina Shengold. Booksigning and performance by Actors & Writers, 7/8 at 8pm, Golden Notebook at the Kleinert/ James Arts Center, Woodstock.

Grammar: A Pocket Guide Susan J. Behrens Routledge, 2010, $17.95

Woodstocker Behrens, an associate at Bard’s Institute for Writing and Thinking, sets out to demystify English grammar in this user-friendly guide for the perplexed and persnickety. Whether you’re driven insane by signs advertising “Eight Items or Less” (Fewer! Fewer!) or just want to know where to put that apostrophe, you’ll find help in these pages.

Alice Bliss Laura Harrington Viking, 2011, $25.95

Playwright Harrington’s graceful debut novel is American as a Fourth of July parade, and painfully timely. In an upstate New York town where unpierced teens still say “Ma’am,” a teenage girl struggles to fill the gap left by her beloved father’s departure for Iraq. Alice and Matt are both exemplary and individualistic, and the beautifully observed details of their story are heart-wrenching.

Women of the Catskills: Stories of Struggle, Sacrifice, and Hope Richard Heppner The History Press, 2011, $19.99

Woodstock Town Historian Heppner’s invaluable book explores lives rarely seen in conventional histories. His gallery of mountain women includes cleanly drawn portraits of early artists, hotel fire survivors, a temperance activist, a diarist, and a remarkable cross-dressing hunter—as well as the founder of Woodstock’s “arrival of Santa” Christmas Eve tradition.

Color & Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter James Gurney Andrews McMeel, 2011, $24.99

Dinotopia author and plein-air painter Gurney offers a practical, well-organized, and informative handbook for artists of all levels. His disquisitions on light sources and color mixing are illustrated with classical paintings and Gurney’s own work: extraordinary saurian portraits and Hudson Valley landscapes, including a memorable Chronogram cover and Kingston’s Chop Suey sign.

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I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive Steve Earle

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011, $26


n the last decade or so, celebrated singer-songwriter-activist-author Steve Earle has applied his storytelling chops to playwriting (“Karla”), political discourse (his satellite radio show “Hardcore Troubadour”), and short fiction (the 2001 collection Doghouse Roses). And as a seven-times-married recovering addict, former jailbird, Fox News irritant, and ardent opponent of the death penalty, Earle has packed a lot of living into his 56 years. So the fact that his luminous, eight-years-in-thewriting debut novel I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive is a fascinating read should come as no surprise. What’s remarkable is that it rivals his best work as a multi-Grammy-winning songwriter. No one will be saying, “Don’t quit your day job, Steve.” For I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, Earle breathes life into an obscure character of music history apocrypha: the mysterious doctor who shot morphine into alcoholic Hank Williams Sr. on New Year’s Eve 1953, hastening the untimely death of the 29-year-old icon. Earle fleshes out this mystery man and christens him Joseph A. Ebersole III, MD, aka Doc, a defrocked, heroin-addicted physician. Ten years after Hank’s demise, Doc is marking time on seedy South Presa Street in San Antonio, Texas, living on the fringes, financing his habit by performing abortions and emergency medical care on prostitutes and criminals in his room at the Yellow Rose Guest Home. When Doc shoots up, the wily ghost of Hank annoys and taunts him, sometimes as the personification of shame and guilt, sometimes for reasons revealed as the story spools out. Earle inhabits the voices of several deftly defined characters (mostly Doc) to create a world of refuse and squalor, leavening it with shimmery magical realism: the specter of Williams, the occasional tantalizing evocation of pre-Columbian Indian spirits, the power of healing touch. These elements combine with in-the-pocket dialog rhythms and Cinemascope-worthy scene settings to create a palpable world in which action unfolds at a brisk bluegrass tempo. When young Mexican Graciela’s boyfriend abandons her after a life-threatening abortion, the spirited senorita becomes Doc’s assistant, touching and changing the lives of all, especially Doc, to a soul-deep degree. The story percolates hot (and funny) when Doc, Graciela, and a ragtag bunch from South Presa stand cheek-by-jowl with an ecstatic, diverse crowd to catch a glimpse of JFK and Jackie at San Antonio International Airport, only to share collective horror when the Catholic presidente is assassinated days later. As Graciela emerges from the shadows of loss with changes to body and spirit, strange happenings— whispers of miracle—arouse the attention of a local priest with serious anger management issues. In the corporeal landscape of I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, abortions are illegal, segregation is the law, the institutional authority of the pre-Vatican II Catholic Church is formidable, and the only folks looking out for the losers are, at face value, fellow losers. These deeply flawed, complicated holy fools, both ghostly and real, have populated Earle’s songs for decades, restricted to verses, choruses, and melodies. In I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, Earle gives their hard lives more facets, resulting in passages of breathtaking detail, sometimes beautiful, sometimes harrowing, yet always glowing under Earle’s loving touch, wry humor, and lyrical brevity; the pace is so expeditious that the gruesome and the glorious go down with equal ease. One hopes Earle’s fiction jones haunts him like Hank haunts Doc: relentless and never satisfied. —Robert Burke Warren

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A Moment in the Sun John Sayles

McSweeney’s, 2011, $29


imly remembered now, the Spanish-American War—precipitated by the unexplained sinking of the USS Maine in the Havana harbor in 1898—was our nation’s first go at exporting democracy (i.e. to Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Guam). It announced the role we continue to play to this day, that of a proactive, global force, while demonstrating our facility for cloaking imperialist tendencies in the rhetoric of liberation. In John Sayles’s new historical novel, A Moment in the Sun, a gun-slinging brothel boss rallies an outfit of luckless Alaskan prospectors with the absurdsounding declamation, “Shall we free the oppressed Cuban from the saffron banner of Spain?” One volunteer, Hod, feels this is “something big, something real, something important in the world and that he is part of it.” Predictably disillusioned, Hod soon realizes that “men like him, homeless, desperate men, are blown about the world like cinders from a locomotive stack, and the Army is as good a place for them to end up as any.” Known primarily as a filmmaker whose distinguished body of work includes The Brother from Another Planet, Matewan, and Lone Star, Sayles is a storyteller intent on validating the experiences of the disenfranchised, portraying injustice, and elucidating paradoxes that belie the social order. His hefty war novel, which ranges across multiple fronts and cultures, ranks with the best—and avoids the didacticism that occasionally hinders his films. His representations of torture and oppression are visceral and all the more affecting for the lack of rumination. Labor and relations among workers, whether in a lead mine or a toy factory, are weightily detailed and suffused in gloom. When the author drifts into the backstory of a hospital worker, the daughter of a Chinese tenant farmer sold as a child to a Hong Kong pimp, so perfectly does he convey the mood that the reader can almost hear a bamboo flute mournfully accompanying the segues. With period touches such as an opium-addicted paperboy in lower Manhattan, sexual jokes in a minstrel show, or the public electrocution of an elephant, time and place feel at once foreign and altogether plausible. There are inspired flourishes in his use of slang: The men in the prison where President McKinley’s assassin is held are “swindlers and pete-men, gashouse pugs and forgers, sneaks and stalls, smash and grab artists, pennyweights, till-tappers, boardinghouse thieves and moll-buzzers.” The novel centers on the 25th Infantry, an actual segregated regiment of “buffalo soldiers” deployed because it was believed that people of color were immune to tropical diseases. It chronicles three men from Wilmington, North Carolina: Junior, the son of a McGill-educated physician who writes his father thoughtful accounts of military life and race relations in stunning prose; Royal, who holds a vague hope that a tour of duty will give him a foot up in the postbellum south; and Coop, a craps-shooting brawler who knows the battlefield is as close to equal opportunity as he will ever get. 
While the men are off doing Uncle Sam’s bidding, white supremacists stage a coup in their hometown, killing many and forcing black political and community leaders to flee. The Wilmington Massacre really did happen. The arrival of Jim Crow while the men are abroad half expecting to be honored for heroism (and simultaneously coming to comprehend that they are merely tools in a racist-colonialist plot) is the book’s central irony. As a novelist in full stride, Sayles makes us realize that the truth is simply unacceptable. —Marx Dorrity

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Edited by Phillip Levine. Deadline for our August issue is July 5. Send up to three poems or three pages (whichever comes first). Full submission guidelines: www.chronogram.com\submissions.

Upon receiving a large wooden United States map-puzzle: “I didn’t realize how well America fits together.” —Brant Clemente (6 years)

we are all alone together —p


Horizon, Altered


I do not tell them about shadows drifting over my tongue, like hands. They think that duty is a nail. It is an art. Cloth of sky snagged on a branch, chrysalis, dress left at the threshold of dream.

Once upon a time, it was the future, The rim of the world where grass was greener. It was where tomorrow came from While we slept, and where today went Once we were done with it. It was where parallel lines finally met, Where the sky and sea compared blues. It was the entrance for clouds and their exit, Where storms brewed and the moon died. The place the birds vanished in autumn, Where butterflies arrived in spring, Where tall sails foretold the ship. It was the boundary of what we knew, The threshold of what we might learn, It was the tree line, the sea level, The hill top, the purple mountains’ majesty, The saucer of all we had been, all we were, The vanishing point, The skyline.

I remember that summer dad bought a boat. You were big enough to drive it alone, So I was left to myself, throwing horseshoe crabs at no one. I remember the storm When the craft, unmoored from the bay sand, Drifted from shore and You chased it down the beach and out into the bog. I waited and watched with dad As you ran ahead, past where any of us had ever been, Out onto the marsh that fed deep into the bay. You, reedy and taller than the wetland grass, Bigger than the setting sun still visible through the clouds, Disappeared into the wide blue While we struggled to hold sight of you.

What I make here, is free. My hands are swallows. Wind and stone pass through my flight. What I make here cannot be bought or sold. Only lived. —Christina Lilian Turczyn

Surprising Grace

It was where the planes came from.

I remember the thunk that beheaded the rooster and her loosening patience as she watched life run out around her in circles.

It was what they took.

The jars she could tighten with one good wrench against anything getting in. The fire she stoked when it had all but given out. How she could lift you, carry you, break you if it came to that and the surprising grace of her ruined hands. The care they could take. —Mary Cuffe Perez

—Ted Taylor

CODA Never were you lovelier than now. Come glazed and glowing Gilded with delight. I lay crumpled, The pillow, pulled to muffle my roars, Clasped to my chest. Such finely Extracted pleasure to draw Raw bellow, bawl and growl. Your gentle smile remakes this erotic Deftness as a doll’s-house blessing Youth sweeping through joy. Sex, is, for the aging, and less supple, A marvel of unfathoming depth: The mystery and mastery Of making love revealed and known, Our hundred years of life and love Proclaimed. There is a coda To even the smallest act And this holds pleasure in your face For the pleasure you have given, Your tongue’s nursing delicacy Tasting as fresh as morning. —Nigel Gore

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—K. A. Willis

I’ll Speak to the Blue Jay A Blue jay spoke—to Me—today While on his way to feed— He fluttered by the window sill And soon he—softly—said: “Hi! Have you seen—the Crow—today? He’s—stolen all—the Seed! He fluttered off and sounded shrill Just after he had fed. “I know this—awful Crow—assayed The area—indeed— This leads me to believe the Meal Was surveyed in his Head.” I told Him that—the Crow remained— With awful cunning speed Far fleeting—from my Mind—Unreal— That probably—He’s dead— And though I’ll—never know—the way This Crow had chose to heed— This Blue jay’s words—enough—seem real— I’ll speak to Him instead. —Daniel de Sa’

The Greening

The Bear

Café Goya

When you first behold all eighteen shades of green kept fresh with piped-in mist, piled high and plush on Brazilian hardwood, you understand

A few weeks before his death My father told me of a bear. He saw it one morning On the nursing home lawn.

10:30 A.M. breakfast with Handel & Schumann via air to glean is to reap time & living by loving to thrive on a riff as Prez put it so glad the phone was dead let it remain so

There’s nothing like when you roll the moist tiles of “nature’s velvet” in your hand They’ve retrained truffle pigs in Southern France to hunt the choicest squares Or young locals hike deep in and carve the green from rims of shaded boulders with X-acto knives Most of us reap our spongy sections from the string of mossyards squeezed between Long Island’s East End wineries Where tipsy tourists pay to roll around on the lushest patches, pay even more to cut their own

It ambled, sniffing air and ground. It was startled by a car horn. Crossed the stone wall And in an instant was gone. An ancient physician from Oslo believes me. He’s the only one, my father says. The staff? They nod and whisper, he says. Such inhumanity in this place called a home. You don’t believe me, he says. Am I losing his mind? After all, he is 87, unable to walk, Deaf without hearing aids. It is possible you saw a bear. Possible? he asks. A bear is or is not. It is not the subject of debate. There are two possibilities, he says. Either it was there or I am mad. Then it was there, I say. Go home, he says. It’s time for my lunch, he says. My day is meals and sleep. I’ll stay and eat with you. Go home, he says. And don’t hit the bear. —Andrew F. Popper

All this to feel something spring back, turn it over and find clinging dirt of black and brilliant pedigree. —Katherine Hauswirth

Gardening My goldenrod, its flowers burst, Spread gently o’er your swollen bud, Sweet nectar pools to quench my thirst, Unstoppable waves in an ocean flood. Your fields so ripe, I till your soil, Upon your lilies, I take feed, And when I’ve spent your mortal coil, It is here, I spread my seed.

—Tom Weigel

Haven When the thunder started rolling in, a cat and a dog rained into my tiny office. Maybe they thought I could keep electricity at bay. Or that my superior intelligence would make sense of it all. I’m not a very good God but I did stroke Jerry into purrs, pat Molly’s nerves toward a ponderous sigh, a sinking back into carpet. For fifteen minutes we shared safe haven. Then the storm withdrew the sky re-blued and we went our separate ways. —Catherine Wald

Sex Open Your Eyes Sex is a cochlear implant long overdue: A hard itch on your mind too pricey to scratch, A collar found on foul monkeys at the zoo, A craving with no pill, gum, or patch. A gentle touch tenses that eager spot, Playing with it amid drugs, toys, and tools. Soon your head lightens off that moist cot, And you drift to a realm of fainter rules. O, wake from that bed and listen to that praise, Dare you stand new ground as hearer and lover. But sound has a steep price in this new shrill haze For that speech impede will never recover. —Samantha Tansey

It is all in the past, the worse no more Thoughts about only the good Why was it like that thought? Who knows, not even I do The confusion travels all throughout me Yet calmness has arisen The hate is half gone The path you must show now I am leaving it up to you Lead me into the world You shall not be frightened Feel free and let go —Ally Jerro-Greco (14 years)

—Rick Tannenbaum

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Newburgh history & HEART

by Anne Pyburn photos by David Morris Cunningham the minuteman statue at washIngton’s headquarters

If Newburgh were a person, she’d wear pearls and silk—pearls from great-grandma, silk from the Salvation Army—a supple black leather, and just the right scent. The kind of lady who gets mentioned in both Look magazine (“All-American City,” 1952) and Oui magazine (“Towns Without Pity,” February 1979). Newburgh abounds in contrasts and grace notes.


History is alive here. Washington’s Headquarters, where the First General lived whilst foiling the Newburgh Conspiracy’s scheme to make America a monarchy, is just one stop on your historical tour. There’s the New Windsor Cantonment, a reconstruction of the Continental Army’s final encampment, where reenactors love to play and the first Purple Heart was awarded, and the Purple Heart National Hall of Honor museum. The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands maintains the Captain David Crawford House, a monument to the era of grand side-wheel steamers. Then there’s the faux Scottish castle built on Pollepel Island by arms dealer Francis Bannerman, who expressed the desire that his armaments collection would one day be known as “The Museum of Lost Arts.” Closed to the public for decades, Bannerman’s Castle can be toured these days—get there by guided kayak or by tour boat. And the Pollopel is far from the only tour vessel plying the shining bay amidst the Highlands; the Pride of the Hudson and the River Rose both offer Newburgh-based cruises.





Cher Vick, the editor and creator of newburghrestoration.com, relentlessly posts tempting photos of some of the city’s hundreds of real estate bargains, architectural diamonds in the rough. Asked to name a couple of Newburgh “must-sees,” she rattles off over a dozen: “The Motorcycle Museum, the Newburgh Jazz Fest . . . The Safe Harbors folks are holding the Ann Street Market and Family Fun Day on August 6. The Habitat ReStore, that’s a great place for furniture. Bric-A-Brac has furniture and candles and collectibles—it’s owned by the same people that have the Caffé Macchiato. I’m trying to give you places less mentioned than the usual bunch.” “The usual bunch” would include the international headquarters of Orange County Choppers (the custom and production motorcycle manufacturer founded by Paul Teutul and son), that rare blend of inspired iron-horse mania and family angst that made a reality show hit on the Discovery Channel’s “American Chopper.” And don’t forget the hundreds of vintage bikes housed at the Museum of Motorcycle History at 250 Lake Street just on the outskirts of the city. The “usual” waterfront scene is arguably the closest thing to a true partier’s mecca that the Hudson Valley has to offer. There’s Gully’s, the boat that rocks all summer long with free live music six nights a week, and Torches, home of a 6,000-gallon saltwater aquarium. The Blue Martini, where the region’s young and hot-blooded dress to impress for the dance floor and sip the signature drink from pint glasses in the clubby back room. Seafood and sushi, classic Italian and steak, burgers and wings—all of it swathed in spectacular river scenery and backed by an infinity of rolling mountains.

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ramona montevarde at safe harbors

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FREE CONCERT SERIES Music Under the Stars

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West Point’s Trophy Point Amphitheatre — Sunday Evenings through September 4 Kids Night with Quintette 7 Sunday, July 10 — 7:00 p.m. Pre-concert events — 6:15 p.m.

Jazz Knights: Play It Again Sunday, July 17 — 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Knights: The Music of Charlie Brown Sunday, July 24 — 7:30 p.m.

Concert Band: Alumni Cadet Glee Club Concert Sunday, July 31 — 7:30 p.m.

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Dioramas in the 21st Century

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Exhibition runs through July 9 (845) 784-1146

the ritz theatre, where lucille ball made her stage debut in 1941. the theatre is currently undergoing renovations.


Newburgh is people like Vietnam vet and Wherehouse chef Dan Brown, serving up “cosmic American comfort style” alongside vegetarian and vegan goodies in a 150-year-old building. People like painter M. E. Whitehill, great granddaughter of 19th-century master Thomas B. Pope and a retired librarian. The diversified fine arts of modern Hudson River School practitioners intersect in a cyberspace matrix of beauty and activism: Whitehill’s website promotes Vick’s preservationist efforts, and the trendy Waterfront zone just welcomed back the newly renovated and reopened West Shore Railroad station, now offering theatre and pizza in a venue designed by the team that created Grand Central Station. Factor in Downing Park—designed by the Olmsted/Vaux team that dreamed up Central Park—and you begin to glimpse the treasure trove that is, as Vick puts it on the Newburgh Restoration website, “New York’s other city.” New York’s other city has won many lovers—people like Jersey girl Tricia Haggerty Wenz, founder of Safe Harbors of the Hudson, headquartered on Lower Broadway. Safe Harbors is dedicated to “transforming lives and building communities through housing and the arts,” and those aren’t just words. Safe Harbor’s Cornerstone Residence is a rare blend of artists’ lofts, apartments, support services and amenities, and their renovation of the Ritz Theatre—the landmark home of vaudeville and trial runs for Manhattan productions, where Lucille Ball made her first stage appearance—is making great strides. The legend is that a sign posted backstage at Manhattan’s Paramount Theater warned, “If you think this audience is tough, try Newburgh.” The members of the Newburgh Actors Studio (“A Little Taste of Manhattan in the Hudson Valley”) regularly do exactly that. Abundantly blessed with many riches, the “Queen City” is anything but pampered. Newburgh’s boosters, creatives, pioneers,

the river rose on the newburgh waterfront

and preservationists—the Queen’s true consorts—are busy painting, hammering, building, and bringing new life and prosperity to their beloved city. The Dry Dock, a new nightclub, has recently opened up on lower Broadway across from City Hall . . . The Newburgh Brewing Company should be up and running by the end of December . . . So stay tuned and do stop in. The Queen will be delighted to make your acquaintance.



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•NEWBURGH: A GRACE NOTE• Nancy Billman, a Newburgh native, migrated to Hilton Head, South Carolina, where she married her late husband, Peter, a plein air painter and woodworker, and practiced her caterer’s art. They moved back into her family’s gracious 1820 Federal on Newburgh’s Montgomery Street over a decade ago and blended their talents to create the Goldsmith Denniston House, an artfully restored and just-updated-enough B&B and event venue. “In Hilton Head, kids got a Beemer given to them on their sixteenth birthdays,” Nancy says. “Those weren’t the kind of values we wanted to instill. I missed the mountains. I missed having a garden. And Peter flourished here as an artist. He always said that everywhere he looked there was a painting.” goldSmith denniston house B&B.

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The Newburgh arts calendar is full to bursting—“Crazy Ladies” at the Railroad Playhouse, an Italian thriller at the Downing Film Center, “Art in Bloom” at the Karpeles Museum, and Hudson Valley poets at the Newburgh Free Library. The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Newburgh Chamber Orchestra, and the Opera Company of the Highlands in nearby New Windsor would all love to have your ear between free live jazz concerts at the Newburgh Jazz Festival—a series of 18 concerts ranging from a big band to the vintage girl group sounds and modern jazz vocals of String of Pearls—on the waterfront, Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August. The Wherehouse on Liberty Street hosts bands like Talking Machine and Deep Chemistry, open mike nights, and parties for Outsider Magazine, a DIY local music fanzine. The Goldsmith Denniston House B&B welcomes 500 guests a year and proprietor Nancy Billman says they’re never at a loss for fun. “The younger crowd likes the waterfront,” she says of the city’s hottest restaurant and nightclub zone. “Then there are people who want to relax with a good book after they visit Washington’s Headquarters and West Point, and go out to eat someplace quieter like Beeb’s. Or grab a bite at the Alexis Diner after they’ve done the

boat tour of Bannerman’s Island [the site of a simulated Scottish castle built by a munitions dealer at the turn of the century]. I mean, we’re so close to so much here.” So much indeed. Washington, Bannerman, and other notable and notorious figures out of the history books aside, both the Alexis—a deliciously over-the-top diner known for its portions and splashy décor—and the Zagat-rated and multiple “Best of Hudson Valley” winner Beeb’s American Bistro are worth the trip from anywhere. And it’s an easy trip to make from almost everywhere. Since Henry Hudson’s day, the Newburgh has been a transit hub. Modern options include Stewart International Airport, the intersection of the New York Thruway with a couple of handy interstates, the reinstituted Metro North ferry line that’ll get you to and from Beacon in 10 scenic minutes, and a water taxi back and forth to Poughkeepsie at 60 mph.

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hree years ago, Mor Pipman and her family moved to Ulster County from New York City. The Israel-born visual artist had always wanted to have an old church as a studio, and she and her husband found one in Glenford, with a former community hall behind it to live in. Funky yet spacious old buildings with lots of character, and some land for their kids to run around on: It was the quintessential story of cramped urbanites seeking a better life in the country. But then her husband, a nurse, lost his job. “I got scared. I wanted us to be able to live a little better,” she says, explaining the genesis of her new venture. An avid baker, last spring Pipman obtained her home processor’s license, and began Much Mor Bread, baking several times a week and selling locally at farm stands, Kingston Natural Foods, and Cheese Louise on Route 28. In her large, charming kitchen, furnished with shelves and cabinets made from the building’s former wainscoting, she bakes four days a week, making a dozen or so of her 27 different varieties of bread and a few sweets like brownies, biscotti, and cookies, as well as some jams. In New York, the State Department of Agriculture and Markets is responsible for issuing Home Processor licenses, known officially as a 20-C exemption. To get licensed, a person calls up and makes an appointment for an inspector to come. If you have a well, you must have your water tested for coliform bacteria beforehand and show the results to the inspector. Pipman says that the inspection was easy, though she did scrub the place vigorously in anticipation. Once certified, a home processor can make “traditional” jams and jellies (traditional here means lots of sugar) as well as candies and baked goods like bread, cookies, double-crust pies, and brownies. Home processors are forbidden from using any commercial equipment like a large mixer, which means that Pipman relies on recipes that let the dough ferment overnight and generate gluten without kneading. She describes a typical workday: “If I get up at five, I can be done at 8:30, and then make my deliveries.” Her goal is to increase demand so that she can bake at capacity: about 70 loaves per day, four 66 food & drink ChronograM 7/11

days a week. “If I can sell more, I could just keep going until about 10, without having to add an extra day. I would be more efficient, since I’m already doing it.” She can make about 25 loaves at a time in her big old second-hand Garland double ovens, so all she would have to do is add another batch per day. Right now, her pretax net averages about $950 a month, and besides helping provide for her family, she’s obviously enjoying the work. It’s worth mentioning here that her bread is very good; it has real character and a comforting, home-baked flavor that commercial bakeries rarely achieve. And that quality is vitally important, says Mimi Fix, the author of Start & Run a Home-Based Food Business, and a passionate advocate for home processing. “Honest feedback is important; not everything is great. When you give something away, people will love it. Paying for it is a different thing. But if you’re a food person who’s businessoriented, it can really make a difference to your income.” After 30 years working in the food industry—beginning at home, then opening a bakery and café, Fix has returned to her licensed home kitchen to work. In addition to baking, writing, and consulting, she teaches regular classes on the subject at community colleges throughout the central Hudson Valley. To help people get that honest feedback, and out of concern that her students who had started businesses lacked a support group, Fix started the Hudson Valley Baking Society, where home processors can meet and share stories and ideas about good sources and markets. She hopes to start other product-specific offshoots as the community grows. Fix continues: “About 30 of the 50 states have cottage laws, but they’re all different. New York is easier than some, and stricter than others. Running a business isn’t about food at all; you need to think about the daily reality of producing, but besides cooking, there’s bookkeeping, market research, and finding people and places to sell your stuff.” Fix strongly suggests beginning modestly. “Don’t bite off more than you can chew. It’s a good time for making local, seasonal, small-batch products; if you start small you have a better chance of growing organically, with less frustration.”

mor pipman baking bread at home in glenford. pipman’s home-based food business, much more bread, has faced a number of bureaucratic and regulatory hurdles since launching in 2010.

A limitation that all the producers interviewed found excessive is the prohibition against 20-C exemption licensees using the Internet in any form whatsoever for marketing. While concerns about illegal interstate commerce are valid, it’s hard to imagine how informing a local mailing list or Twitter followers that one’s wares will be at some fair or farm stand on a given day could cause any harm. Fix agrees: “It’s totally unfair. The Internet is so much a part of how we communicate today. It’s like saying that you can’t use the phone.” Julia Sforza lives in Esopus, where she makes jams and jellies in her kitchen for sale under the name Half Pint Preserves. “Getting certified was easy,” she says, “but some of the other rules are a little daunting.” The limitations have “made me more creative, but it takes time to get the word out and make contacts. It can be even harder in other states, though; we’re lucky that the license is free in New York.” She expresses disappointment that making the transition from the exemption to the regular 20-C license is expensive, seeing it as a high hurdle for anybody looking to build a business. A 20-C license allows home processors to make a wider variety of foods—including acidified things like pickles—and to use the Web, but it costs $400 for a two-year permit (up 100 percent over 2007) and there’s talk that it may increase soon to $900. Beth Linskey is the owner and founder of Beth’s Farm Kitchen in Stuyvesant Falls. 30 years ago, she got a full 20-C license for her kitchen and now runs a company with 12 employees that grossed about $400,000 last year. They still make all their jams in pots on the stove, just many more types and jars than at the outset. They also do co-packing for other local producers, saving them from having to get inspected and do the canning at home. People getting their products co-packed still need to get their recipes approved by the Food Venture Center at Cornell, and the co-packers must follow the recipes exactly. Speaking of the regulations, she says “It’s much better now [than when I started] and clearer, but they could loosen up a little bit, especially with advertising; the smallest people are being penalized unfairly. And in rural, low-income areas, they should really make it easier for

people to help themselves.” She encourages people to agitate for better rules, beginning at the local level, and there’s precedent: this March, Sedgwick, Maine passed the first-inthe-country Food Sovereignty law, allowing residents to “produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing.” It allows for buyers and sellers to agree to waive liability, and for farmers to sell raw milk and animals slaughtered on their farms; seven towns in three states have since followed suit. At about the same time, Michigan passed its Cottage Law, which allows for any homemade food to be sold as long at it is labeled as having not been inspected by the State Agriculture Department and bears the full name and address of the maker. Awareness of and demand for local, handmade food are clearly increasing. Linskey concurs with Fix: “People these days are really savvy, both the producers and consumers. People really want to do this [canning] and it’s going to be big this season. Don’t be afraid of canning!” Much Mor Bread is about to become an LLC; Pipman hired a lawyer to help her navigate the legalities of making the business into a real entity to protect her and prepare for growth. She finds the regulations easy enough to abide by: “if you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing, there should be no problem,” though she finds the Internet prohibition as frustrating as everyone else does and would love to be able to sell her apple and tomato sauces. Pipman’s is a classic story about adapting to hard times and discovering a new vocation in the process. “We bought the church for me to use as a studio,” she reflects, sitting at the kitchen table surrounded by samples of her bread, jam, and sweets, with a dozen metal bowls of dough rising on the counter. “But now I wonder if maybe that’s behind me.” Mimi Fix www.bakingfix.com Beth’s Farm Kitchen www.bethsfarmkitchen.com Peter Barrett writes prolifically about his own culinary creations at www.acookblog.com. 7/11 ChronograM food & drink 67

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Restaurant Openings A Tavola

46 Main Street, New Paltz. (845) 255-1426 www.atavolany.com Located in the former Beso space, A Tavola is Bonnie and Nathan Snow’s creative take on rustic Italian. The husband-and-wife chefs have recently located to the area, bringing a combined 18 years of New York City restaurant experience to the table. (A Tavola translates as “at table.”) The mismatched tables contribute to A Tavola’s family-style atmosphere, where it’s all about sharing, with half or whole-sized portions. For starters, try the slow roasted local beets with shaved fennel, pistachios, and whipped ricotta ($10), or the olive oil-poached octopus with chickpeas, roasted peppers, and Taggia olives ($12). Then finish with some pasta: the spring pea ravioli with roasted mushrooms, toasted almond, and mint ($13/$25), or the pappardelle Bolognese, a traditional Italian meat sauce that’s braised in the oven for seven hours to maximize the caramelization ($13/$25).

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718 Duchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie. (845) 454-1882 Father-and-son cooking team Gaetano and Carmello D’Aprile take on traditional Italian cuisine with homestyle concoctions and an exclusively Italian wine list. In the modern and cozy atmosphere of Bacco, the D’Apriles make all the dishes to order. For an appetizer, savor the calamari fritti con verdurine croccanti: crispy golden calamari and mixed vegetables ($12). Try the timballo di melanzane all trapanese for dinner: baked timbale of eggplant, stuff with spaghettini pasta, with tomato and fresh basil ($17), or taste the meat with the lombatina di vitello giardino, a veal chop Milanese style topped with baby arugula, tomato, and onions in a balsamic dressing ($29).



Brasserie 292

292 Main Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 473-0292 www.brasserie292.com Classic French food filters through owner Chris Crocco’s casual dining room with historic 1920s ceiling tiles at Brasserie 292. Crocco, who has been in the restaurant business for over a decade, and the chef, his brother Daniel, stay true to their philosophy: use as many local ingredients as possible, including products from Sprout Creek Farm and Hudson Valley Fresh. The Croccos keep it classic French: crispy duck confit with wild mushrooms, shallots, frisee, and mustard vinaigrette ($24), and escargot with garlic butter and fresh herbs ($12). Keep an eye out for the plate of the day, like braised shortribs ($28). Enjoy your meal with their wide selection of beers, classic cocktails, and wines like Haut Bourg Muscadet ($9 glass/$17 carafe). Save room for desserts like the milk chocolate pot de crème with salted caramel or the local apple tarte tatin with brown sugar, sour cream gelato ($9).



136 Partition Street, Saugerties. (845) 246-4283 www.cueshack.com ‘Cue is the newest addition to Partition Street by Miss Lucy’s Kitchen owners Justin Sedlak and husband-and-wife team Marc Propper and Michelle Silver. In `Cue’s casual environment, customers can order and receive their food in less than five minutes on barn red cafeteria-style trays. ‘Cue offers classics like St. Louis ribs (½ rack, $12; full, $20) and baby back ribs (½ rack, $13; full, $22) as well as vegetarian “faux ‘cue,” seitan with caramelized onions and a local, honey-based sauce ($7). Also enjoy the list of sides, like mac n’ cheese ($3) and baked beans ($3). There’s outdoor seating at picnic tables and even an outdoor stand to wash your messy hands! Although they don’t have their beer and wine license yet, ‘Cue has sodas, home-brewed iced tea, Mexican Coke with real sugar, a homemade frozen strawberry lemonade made with local strawberries, fresh lemon, and real sugar, and more. Try their desserts, mostly served in mason jars, like the s’mores trifle: layers of homemade graham cracker crumbs, chocolate, and marshmallow ($6).

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Fleisher’s Book Launch & Block Party

July 9. Join Jessica and Joshua Applestone from Fleisher’s Grass Fed & Organic Meats as they celebrate the publication of The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat with an old-fashioned block party on John Street in Kingston. Don’t miss the pig roast, face painting, games, street performers, and live music by musicians including The New Zion Trio. Keegan Ales will sponsor Chicken $H!T Bingo and the “Dunk the Butcher” tank will help support local soup kitchen The Queens Galley. Local brewers and vendors will also join the street like Jane’s Ice Cream, The Groovy Baker, and Hickory BBQ Smokehouse. 3-6pm. (845) 338-6666; www.fleishers.com.

Burgundy Wines Seminar

July 16. Take a sip of the world with Millbrook Vineyards & Winery’s Summer Wine Seminar Session II, featuring both global and local wines. Try wines like Louis Latour Chassange-Montrachet 2008, Chanson Vire-Clesse 2008, and Nicholas Potel Nuits-St-Georges 2006. Bob Brink, fine wines manager at Arlington Wine & Liquor, will be the guest speaker. Reservations required. $45. 5-7pm. (800) 662-WINE; www.millbrookwine.com.

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Chef’s Choice Market Dinners

July 20. Prepare for a four-course meal by Chef Brian Kaywork made only from local farms and producers like Gill Farms, Millbrook Winery, Sprout Creek Cheese at The Rhinecliff overlooking the Hudson River. Reservations required. $42.95. 6:30pm. (845) 876-0590; www.therhinecliff.com.

Friends of the Farmer Festival

July 30. A family-friendly day at the Copake Country Club with wine tastings, food sampling, and live music. This farm-loving festival lets guests meet and speak to those involved in the locally grown world, like farmers, growers, and winemakers. Includes day and night events like an educational panel and programming as well as a Taste of the Hudson Valley Bounty Dinner. The day also provides “little farmer” kids activities, like the fishing camp hosted by Big Willy’s Rods. Guests, $10. Families, $20. 11am-10pm. www.friendsofthefarmer.com.

Connecticut Wine Festival

July 30 and 31. Taste what Connecticut wineries have to offer at this weekend-long festival. There will be 14 participating wineries, including Hopkins Vineyard, Land of Nod Winery, and Sunset Meadow Vineyards. Enjoy locally produced specialty foods like cheese, salsa, and jelly from vendors of the Connecticut Specialty Food Association. Gate tickets, $25. Advance tickets, $20. Under-21 and designated drivers, $10. 12-7pm Saturday, 12-6pm Sunday at the Goshen Fairgrounds, in Connecticut. (860) 677-5467; www.ctwine.com.

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Third Annual Black Dirt Feast

August 2. A five-course meal prepared by some of the distinguished chefs in Warwick Valley and served al fresco at Scheuermann Farms and Greenhouses. The menu introduces locally grown produce with paired organic and biodynamic wines. There are three options for the main entree, including Crystal Inn Chef’s James Haurey’s wild Hudson Valley codfish, pan roasted with heirloom tomato, roasted fennel, pattypan squash and quiona ragout with a leek and sweet corn cream. All proceeds go to local charitable groups. $95. 6-9pm. (845) 258-4176; www.pineislandny.com.

Terrapin’s Fifth Annual BeerFEST

August 6. Drink away the day with New York State-brewed beer, including tastings from Captain Lawrence Brewery, Fire Island, and Saratoga. Overlooking the Dinsmore Golf Course and views of the Hudson Valley, beer fanatics can sample more than 100 crafted beers at Terrapin Catering in Staatsburg. Some brewers will also pour special-release drinks exclusively for this event. Barbeque and vegetarian options will be available by Chef Josh Kroner, along with music and more. $35. Designated drivers, $19. 2-8pm. (845) 876-3330; www.terrapinrestaurant.com. —Zan Strumfeld

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Where’s the Beef? A Meat Lover’s Guide By Holly Tarson Red Devon serves grass-fed beef and locally sourced seasonal produce in bangall.


ow would you like your steak? We’ve come a long way since the days when the answer might have been simply, “medium rare.” Now steak can be dry-aged, grass-fed, flown in from Australia, or raised locally at a farm down the road. A variety of cuts abound, from NY strip and rib-eye to T-bone and tenderloin. Filet mignon was probably one of the first specific cuts to enter the high-end dining market, suggests Craig Stafford of Flatiron Steakhouse in Red Hook. He suspects this may be why it persists as the most requested cut of steak at his restaurant. But meat aficionados have also come to appreciate a marbled cut of beef on the bone. Marbling means there’s a little road map of fat that meanders through the meat, carrying tenderness and flavor wherever it goes. Dry-aging, the process of hanging the meat at a cool temperature for about four weeks, intensifies the flavor by drawing out excess moisture. If you are looking for local, the Hudson Valley has it. Grass-fed? You bet. On the bone or off, delicious steak is not far away. Flatiron Steakhouse In Red Hook, Flatiron Steakhouse is a few doors down from the one traffic light in the center of the village. To say you can’t miss it is no exaggeration. During warmer weather, sidewalk tables accommodate al fresco diners. Inside, paper-onlinen tables have been known to entertain early-dining families, and later morph into quiet two-tops in the front window for couples and friends. Larger groups can slurp down oysters and cocktails at the big table in back. Whether you are inside or out, Flatiron offers a deeply enjoyable dining experience. Frequently sourcing from the likes of Meiller’s, Migliorelli, and Northwind Farms, chef/owner Craig Stafford has crafted a scrumptious menu including numerous cuts of steak. Diners choose from six different sauces, all freshly prepared in-house.Whether you opt for the traditional steakhouse sauce made with brandy and green peppercorns or find yourself craving the adventure of habanero sauce or red onion relish, the choice is yours. Good luck passing up the shoestring fries or Brussels sprouts with wholegrain mustard. And if you like beer with your steak, Flatiron is a sure bet.They offer tasting flights of some unique and really interesting brews. Skytop Steakhouse For steak with a view, Skytop Steakhouse boasts the best panorama of Kingston. In the distance, the spires of Benedictine Hospital peek through the blanket of green treetops in summer and a palette of red, orange, and gold in the fall. Chef Ian Gunderude says their dry-aged steak is so tender, “you can cut it with a spoon.” The Skytop Steaks portion of the menu is substantial. Make it surf and turf with an add-on of crab cakes, shrimp, seared scallops or lobster tail. On weekends a roasted prime rib special awaits. Red Devon The relaxed elegance of Red Devon’s dining room coupled with their seasonal and sustainable philosophy make it a must for your culinary bucket list. Tucked just South of 199 and east of the Taconic in Bangall, Red Devon sources from local artisans and farms everything from cheese to produce to protein. In fact,

much of their 100 percent grass-fed beef comes from their own Temple Farm in Millbrook. The cattle are a heritage breed named Devon. Get it? Red Devon. Chef Sara Lukasiewicz explains that as a breed, Devon cattle were meant to be raised on grass and grass alone, so the marbling is comparable to a grain finished animal, without the need for grain. At Red Devon the menus change regularly to incorporate seasonal produce and a wide variety of entrees. But have no doubt it will always include steak like the steak frites with hand-cut fries and garlic butter. Count your lucky stars if you timed it right and happen to see tenderloin among the Specials. Red Devon dry-ages their beef and butchers their steers in-house, so every few weeks a new arrival means Tenderloin will be available for a couple days until it sells out. Get it while you can. Sapore Steakhouse Bring a friend when you visit Sapore Steakhouse in Fishkill so you can sample their signature dish: a 52 ounce Porterhouse steak for two. “One or two customers finished it by themselves but it’s a rare occasion,” says manager John Lekic. T-bone and Porterhouse are similar cuts. They’re both served on the bone, with strip steak on one side and tenderloin on the other. The Porterhouse is cut from where the tenderloin is biggest, hence the large portion. Sapore’s steak is prime dry-aged and ranges from a 12 ounce filet mignon to a 24 ounceT-bone and the supersize Porterhouse. For steak lovers looking for something new to try, maybe you’d like to dip your toe into the world of big game. At Sapore you have the chance. Medallions of elk, venison and buffalo steak keep company with baby greens and roasted potatoes. Cue to Go On the Southern edge of Columbia County in Clermont, Cue to Go offers nofuss barbecue. It’s strictly a take-out joint, with a few picnic tables on the lawn if you just can’t wait until you get home to eat. Owners Lisa Platti and Brad Renner opened it as an expansion to their catering business. (So, yes, you can get a party’s worth of barbecue. Just be sure to order in advance.) They do all their smoking on the premises using hickory, oak, and maple wood. Brad developed the BBQ and Cajun dry rubs they use on the ribs. The menu is strictly barbecue. Pork, ribs, chicken. Smoked and pulled. Sandwiches and plates. The St. Louis Ribs are a little spicier than the Country Style. Both pair well with the O’Brien potatoes. (Potatoes, bacon, peppers, onions, cheese sauce—‘nuff said.) American Glory BBQ Maybe every day can’t be steak day. But is there ever a bad day for Barbecue? Joe Fierro, owner of American Glory in Hudson would certainly say no. Open seven days a week, this relative newcomer to Hudson just celebrated its first year serving St. Louis Ribs, Texas Beef Brisket and North Carolina Pulled Pork. Joe calls it American comfort food. Pick your comfort from sides like Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens with Ham, and Candied Jalapenos. And by all means, don’t forget a cocktail.The Bloody Marys are made with freshly ground horseradish and receive rave reviews. 7/11 ChronograM culinary adventures 73

Hawthorne Valley Farm Store

Poughkeepsie’s 1st Gastropub! Inside & Courtyard seating. Upscale Tapas style plates, Signature Drinks, Craft Beers, Wine Bar. Live Blues & BBQ every Sunday, rain or shine.

Fresh foods made on our farm! Certified organic, artisan breads, pastries, cheese, yogurt, raw milk, sauerkrauts and more!

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Monday – Saturday 7:30 to 7 • Sundays 9 to 5 Interested in taking a tour of the farm, sampling foods made on the farm, or finding out about other on-farm activities? Call 518-672-7500 x 231.

FARM STORE | www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY 12075 | 518-672-7500

Farm Market- Fresh local produce sweet corn, tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, peppers, peaches apricots, and more Garden Center- Everything to nourish and maintain your garden and outdoors including annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, soil & mulch Ice Cream- Soft serve custard and a variety of hard ice cream flavors Outdoor Beer Garden now open! Live music every weekend

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ribs and sides from american glory bbq in hudson.

A casual, elegant bistro in downtown Goshen serving fresh and delicious fare.

★★★★!– Times Herald-Record (Jan. 14, 2011) Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q If smoky barbecue is your passion, venture to Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q in Wingdale. Chef/owner Warren Norstein has been known to offer multiple samples to diners until they find a favorite. He’s not happy until every customer is completely satisfied.The meats are dry-rubbed with spices before they go into the offset smoker. They’re not mopped with what Norstein calls “garbage pail sauce” (ketchup and vinegar stirred in a bucket with a canoe paddle). Instead, the sauces are cooked with layers of “vinegary, fruity, oniony” flavors and served on the side. As a Frenchtrained chef who worked in Manhattan for 16 years, he brought serious culinary expertise to his barbecue business venture. He started by selling ribs and pulled pork out of the smoker on the back of a truck. To make his family dinner easy, he used to put chickens in the smoker to bring home later. But customers noticed the chickens and persisted in regularly buying them all. So he officially added chicken to the menu. Warren describes them as a succulent beautiful piece of smoked bbq that retains its moisture at the low temperature and doesn’t get stringy. As demand grew (and yes, it grew!), he expanded, smoking more and more meat each day, and still selling out in an hour or two. In a few years it made sense to open a sit-down restaurant. He’s been smoking and serving at the location in Wingdale ever since. Customers love the pork and the chicken. But the brisket is threatening to take the lead. They come in and ask, “Can I get that soft sliced steak that you do?” “They don’t know what to call it, but they like it,” says Norstein. Woody’s All Natural When it comes to meat, it’s impossible to ignore the quintessential hamburger. While you can find them just about everywhere, they don’t all compare to the burgers at Woody’s All Natural in Cornwall. If you’ve grown suspicious of the label “all natural” in the grocery store, this is one time you can surely trust it.The hamburger meat comes from grass-fed beef. The restaurant has its own garden near the trestle on Taylor Road. In the summer, daily harvests of herbs, vegetables, and heirloom tomatoes fill their recipes. They use Jane’s Ice Cream in the shakes. And Pine Island red onions are thinly sliced and flash fried to make light, fluffy Onion Hay. Manager Nancy Edwards works seven days a week to ensure the quality of the food. And the consensus seems to be these burgers don’t leave you with postburger regret. Edwards says, “When you eat one of our burgers, you really do feel good after.”

Lunch Dinner

Tues-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm Tues-Thurs: 5-9pm Fri & Sat: 5-9:30pm

134 W. Main St, Goshen, NY www.bistrolilly.com

Reservations accepted. Wine • Beer


Please also The Goshen Gourmet Café visit:

18 W. Main St, Goshen, NY www.goshengourmetcafe.com











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RESOURCES American Glory BBQ, Hudson www.americanglory.com Big W BBQ, Wingdale www.bigwsbbq.com Sapore Steakhouse, Fishkill www.saporesteakhouse.com Flatiron, Red Hook www.flatironsteakhouse.com Skytop Steakhouse, Kingston www.skytop.moonfruit.com Red Devon, Millbrook www.reddevonrestaurant.com Woody’s All Natural, Cornwall www.woodysallnatural.com Cue to Go, Clermont www.creativecuisine.com 7/11 ChronograM culinary adventures 75





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Bone-in or Boneless Ham: smoked or fresh Local Organic Beef • Exotic Meats (Venison, Buffalo, Ostrich) • Wild Fish

2411 Salt Point Turnpike, Clinton Corners, NY (845) 266-5863 www.wildhivefarm.com

Cafés The Bee’s Knees Café 989 Broome Center Road, Preston Hollow, NY (518) 239-6234 www.heather-ridge-farm.com

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

(845) 339-9310 Tues - Sat 5-10pm

Brody’s Best Café & Juice Bar

Babycakes Café

159 W. Main Street, Goshen, NY (845) 615-1118

1-3 Collegeview Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 485-8411 www.babycakescafe.com

Crafted Kup 44 Raymond Avenue #1, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 483-7070 www.craftedkup.com

Twisted Foods 446 Main Street, Rosendale, NY (845) 658-9121

5371 Albany Post Road, Staatsburg, NY (845) 889-8831 www.terrapincatering.com hugh@terrapincatering.com Escape from the ordinary to celebrate the extraordinary. Let us attend to every detail of your wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, corporate event or any special occasion. On-site, we can accommodate 150 guests seated, and 250 for cocktail events. Off-site services available. Terrapin’s custom menus always include local, fresh, and organic ingredients.

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

Pubs & Taverns


Toad Holly Pub

Photo: Jennifer May

713 Route 32, Tillson, NY www.toadhollypub.com

Orange COunty Farmers museum Open Sat & Sun 10am-4pm or by appt JULY 16

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aNtiqUe trUck ShOw Tractor Pull • Chicken BBQ visit our website for details: www.ocfarmersmuseum.com 850 rte 17k, Montgomery (845) 457-2959 76 tastings directory ChronograM 7/11

5755 Rte 209 Kerhonkson✩KelderFarm.com

517 Warren Street, Hudson, NY (518) 751-2155 34 Depot Street, Pittsfield, MA (413) 499-2400 286 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA (413) 528-8100 www.BabaLouiesPizza.com

Gourmet take-out store serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. Featuring local and imported organic foods, delicious homemade desserts, sophisticated four-star food by Chefs Richard Erickson and Jonathan Sheridan. Off-premise full-service catering and event planning for parties of all sizes.

Terrapin Catering

310 Wall Street Kingston, NY

Baba Louie’s Woodfired Sourdough Pizza

Handcrafted with fresh, all natural ingredients. Italian brick-oven woodfired pizzas made with sourdough crust & fresh mozzarella. Choose from our creative signature pizzas or build your own! Heaping salads with fresh greens, house made soup, pasta specials, lunchtime sandwiches & ciabatta panini. Family friendly! Delicious gluten-free and vegan options available everyday!


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options, and numerous side dishes like collard greens, cheese grits, garlic mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, cornbread, and creamy ole country coleslaw. All menu items are prepared fresh daily and all BBQ is smoked on site using local wood.

Snug Harbor 38 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-9800

Restaurants A Tavola 46 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-1426 www.atavolany.com

American Glory BBQ 342 Warren Street, Hudson, NY (518) 822-1234 www.americanglory.com American Glory is a restaurant specializing in “legendary wood smoked regional BBQ of the United States, and classic American comfort foods.” In addition to the extensive BBQ fare, the menu includes a wide selection of grilled burgers, steaks and fish, along with an assortment of fresh salads, several vegetarian

Bistro Lilly 134 West Main Street, Goshen, NY (845) 294-2810 www.bistrolilly.com

Bull and Buddha 319 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 337-4848 Bull and Buddha restaurant fuses an urban interior with exotic design elements of the East nestled in Poughkeepsie’s revitalized downtown. Served under the watchful eye of a hand-carved two-ton Buddha, the Asian-themed menu reflects the bounty and diversity of the Hudson Valley: an inspired dining experience in a chic yet casual setting. Upstairs is Orient, Hudson Valley’s newest and most elegant Ultra Lounge. Orient sets a new standard for destination nightlife and an experience once unavailable outside of Manhattan’s Meat Packing district.

Elephant 310 Wall Street, Kingston, NY (845) 339-9310 www.elephantwinebar.com

Gilded Otter 3 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 256-1700 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!

Golden Buddha Thai Cuisine 985 Main Street, Fishkill, NY (845) 765-1055

Gomen Kudasai — Japanese Noodles and Home Style Cooking 215 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-8811

Gunk Haus 387 South Street, Highland, NY (845) 833-0866 www.gunkhaus.com

Howell’s Café 27 W. Main Street, Goshen, NY (845) 294-5561 www.howellsdeli.com

Karma Lounge

Tavern at Highland Country Club

201 Main Street, Poughkeepise, NY (845) 473-4294 www.karmalounge.us

955 Route 9D, Garrison, NY (845) 424-3254 ext 16

Karma Road Organic Cafe 11 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255 1099 www.karmaroad.net info@karmaroad.com Winner of “Best Vegetarian Restaurant in the Hudson Valley” 2010. Friendly, casual breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, juices and award-winning smoothies for a delicious, healthy alternative to standard fare. GlutenFree aplenty! Steps from the Rail-Trail in historic downtown. Open 8am-8pm, 7 days. Find us on Facebook!

Kavos 4 North Clover Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 473 4976 www.kavosgyros.com kavosgyros@gmail.com

Kismat 50 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepise, NY (845) 473-5850

La Petite Cuisine 20 Railroad Avenue, Warwick, NY (845) 988-0988 www.lapetitecuisine.biz

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

Leo’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria 22 Quaker Avenue, Cornwall, NY (845) 534-3446 1433 Route 300, Newburgh, NY (845) 564-3446 www.leospizzeria.com

Osaka Restaurant 18 Garden Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-7338 or (845) 876-7278

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

Texas Roadhouse 500 Miron Lane, Kingston, NY (845) 336-7600 www.texasroadhouse.com

The Artist’s Palate 307 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 483-8074 www.theartistspalate.biz Installed in a building once occupied by a Golden Era clothing store, M. Schwartz, The Artist’s Palate restaurant has brought back life to Main Street in Poughkeepsie. Designers have reworked the interior space of the 70-seat dining room to combine cosmopolitan elegance with an edgy industrial accent. Like the décor, the menu showcases innovation: An extensive array of wines, handcrafted beers and unique cocktails complement our revolving seasonal menu.

Towne Crier Cafe Pawling, NY (845) 855-1300 www.townecrier.com

Vanderbilt House

Yobo Restaurant

Want to taste the best Sushi in the Hudson Valley? Osaka Restaurant is the place. Vegetarian dishes available. Given 4.5 stars by the Poughkeepsie Journal. Visit our second location at 74 Broadway, Tivoli, NY, (845) 757-5055.

Route 300, Newburgh, NY (845) 564-3848 www.yoborestaurant.com

The River Grill

1946 Campus Drive (Route 9), Hyde Park, NY (845) 452-9600 www.ciachef.edu

40 Front Street, Newburgh, NY (845) 561-9444 www.therivergrill.com

Rock & Rye Tavern 215 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-7888 www.rockandrye.com

Rusty’s Farm Fresh 5 Old Farm Road, Red Hook, NY (845) 758-8000 www.rustysfarmfresheatery.com

Suruchi — A Fine Taste of India 5 Church Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-2772 www.suruchiindian.com

Sushi Village 26 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 471-5245 www.sushivillagepok.com Serving delectable sushi and sashimi, in addition to innovative maki rolls, fresh seafood and other japanese cuisine. Everything served is made to order. Join us for “all you can eat” sushi every day of the week! Monday - Thursday; $19.95 (adults) and $9.95 (kids under 8), Friday - Sunday; $21.95 (adults) and $10.95 (kids under 8).

Enjoy Thai cooking by Real Thai Chefs

161 Main Street, Philmont, NY (518) 672-9993 www.Vanderbilt-House.com info@vanderbilt-house.com

Culinary Institute of America

American Bounty Restaurant, imaginative cuisine celebrating the diversity of foods of the Americas; Apple Pie Bakery Café, sumptuous baked goods and café cuisine; Escoffier Restaurant, culinary traditions of France with a contemporary touch; Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici, seasonal ingredients and authentic dishes of Italy; and St. Andrew’s Café, menus highlighting locally and sustainably sourced ingredients.

“Golden Buddha Restaurant gets Rave Reviews!” ~Poughkeepsie Journal 7/10

Sun & tues-Thurs 11:30am-9:30pm Fri & Sat 11:30am-10:30pm Let our family Closed Mon serve yours 985 Main St, Fishkill, NY (845) 765-1055

On Route 52, only 1/2 mile from I-84 exit 12 Next to the beverage store, directly across from Chase bank (cvs plaza)

Cooking classes now in progress - call for reservations serving beer and wine

visit www.goldenbuddhathai.com

Snacks Mister Snacks, Inc. 500 Creekside Drive, Amherst, NY (800) 333-6393 www.mistersnacks.com steve@mistersnacks.com

Wine & Liquor Brewery Ommegang 656 County Highway 33, Cooperstown, NY (607) 544-1800 www.ommegang.com

Rosendale Wine and Spirits Route 32, Rosendale, NY

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LaBella Pizza Bistro voted Best Pizza in The Hudson Valley. We serve more than just great pizza, including catering for any occasion. Our dishes feature LOCALLY GROWN organic produce! We offer a healthy WHOLE GRAIN PIZZA CRUST! Vegan Pizza is now available as well.


business directory Accommodations The New York House 110 Center St., Sharon Springs, NY (518) 369-2164 www.thenewyorkhouse.com

Aspects Gallery Inn & Spa Woodstock, NY (917) 412-5646 www.aspectsgallery.com liomag@gmail.com

The 1850 House Rosendale, NY www.the1850house.com

Alternative Energy Hudson Valley Clean Energy, Inc (845) 876-3767 www.hvce.com

Animal Sanctuaries Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary Willow, NY (845) 679-5955 www.WoodstockSanctuary.org

Antiques Antique Fair and Flea Market Route 29, Greenwich, NY (518) 331-5004 www.fairgroundshows.com fairgroundshows@aol.com

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Fed On Lights Antiques Corner of Market & Livingston Streets, Saugerties, NY (845) 246-8444 www.fedonlights.com

The Eclectic Eye 16-18 Railroad Avenue, Warwick, NY (845) 986-5520 theeclecticeye@gmail.com

Appliances Gentech LTD 3017 Route 9W, New Windsor, NY (845) 568-0500 Gentechltd@yahoo.com

Architecture Marlys Hann Architect

Bertoni Gallery

Ruge’s Subaru

N & S Supply

1392 County Road 13, Sugar Loaf, NY (845) 469-0993 www.bertonigallery.com

6444 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-7074 www.rugessubaru.com

www.nssupply.com info@nssupply.com

Clark Art Institute Williamstown, MA (413) 458-2303 www.clarkart.edu

Country Gallery 1955 South Road Square, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 297-1684

Green River Gallery 1578 Boston Corners Road, Millerton, NY (518) 789-3311

Lady Audrey’s Gallery 52 Main Street, Millerton, NY (518) 592-1303 www.ladyaudreysgallery.com

Mark Gruber Gallery New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-1241 www.markgrubergallery.com

Mill Street Loft’s Gallery 45 45 Pershing Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 471-7477 www.millstreetloft.org info@millstreetloft.org Mill Street Loft’s Gallery 45 features yearround exhibits of works by a wide variety of distinguished Hudson Valley artists as well as students from the Art Institute of Mill Street Loft, the Dutchess Arts Camps and art courses and workshops. Mill Street Loft provides innovative educational arts programming for children and adults of all ages and abilities in Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Millbrook & Red Hook.

Norman Rockwell Museum 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA (413) 298-4100 www.nrm.org

One Mile Gallery 475 Abeel Street, Kingston, NY (845) 338-2035 www.onemilegallery.com onemilegallery@gmail.com

River Winds Gallery 150 Main Street, Beacon, NY (845) 838-2880 www.riverwindsgallery.com

161 Main Street, Andes, NY (845) 676-3858 www.marlyshann.com

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

North River Architecture

Scott and Bowne

3650 Main Street, PO Box 720, Stone Ridge, NY (845) 687-6242 www.nriverarchitecture.com

Art Galleries & Centers Ann Street Gallery 104 Ann Street, Newburgh, NY (845) 562-6940 X 119 www.annstreetgallery.org vwalsh@safe-harbors.org FRAME OF REFERENCE: DIORAMAS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: This exhibition highlights a group of thirteen artists who explore the theme of self-created worlds of dioramas, while addressing a variety of contemporary concerns, including psychological and social issues, natural environments, and virtual realities. Artists featured in the exhibition are Jessica Bottalico, Darlene Charneco, Lisa Dahl, Lisa di Donato, Jennifer Hunold, Misako Inaoka, Katerina Lanfranco, Elizabeth Livingston, Jason Paradis, Margaret Roleke, Jonah Samson, Justin Shull and Rachel Vaters-Carr. Exhibition runs through to Saturday, July 9, 2011

Artview Gallery 14 Main Street, Chatham, NY (518) 392-0999 www.artviewgalleryny.com

Back Door Studio 9 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-3660 sydhap@aol.com

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1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY www.newpaltz.edu/museum 27 North Main Street #1, Kent, CT (860) 592-0207 www.scottandbowne.com info@scottandbowne.com

Seven Pillars New Lebanon, NY (518) 794-8777 www.sevenpillarshouse.org

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA www.springfieldmuseums.org

Storm King Art Center (845) 534-3115 www.stormkingartcenter.org

Vivo Fine Art 105-A Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY www.vivofineart.com

Artisans Shandaken Artist Tour www.shandakenart.com

Audio & Video

Beverages Esotec (845) 246-2411 www.esotecltd.com www.thirstcomesfirst.com www.drinkesotec.com sales@esotecltd.com Choose Esotec to be your wholesale beverage provider. For 25 years, we’ve carried a complete line of natural, organic, and unusual juices, spritzers, waters, sodas, iced teas, and coconut water. If you are a store owner, call for details or a catalog of our full line. We’re back in Saugerties now!

Body & Skin Care Maureen DiCorcia Aesthetics 6 Lagrange Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 454-1909 mdicaesthetics@aol.com

Book Publishers SUNY Press www.sunypress.edu

Bookstores Golden Notebook 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY www.goldennotebook.com

Mirabai of Woodstock 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2100 www.mirabai.com The Hudson Valley’s oldest and most comprehensive spiritual/metaphysical bookstore, providing a vast array of books, music, and gifts for inspiration, transformation and healing. Exquisite jewelry, crystals, statuary and other treasures from Bali, India, Brazil, Nepal, Tibet. Expert Tarot reading.

Broadcasting WDST 100.1 Radio Woodstock Woodstock, NY www.wdst.com

Building Services & Supplies Cabinet Designers 747 Route 28, Kingston, NY (845) 331-2200 www.cabinetdesigners.com

Countryside Woodcraft 2368 Route 66, Chatham, NY (518) 392-8400 Lawrence@countrysidewoodcraft.com

Ghent Wood Products 483 Route 217, Hudson, NY (518) 672-7021 www.meltzlumber.com

H. Houst & Son Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2115 www.hhoust.com

Herrington’s Hillsdale, NY: (518) 325-313 Hudson, NY: (518) 828-9431 Chatham, NY: (518) 392-9201 (800) 453-1311 www.herringtons.com

Hollenbeck Pest Control (845) 542-0000 www.hollenbeckpestcontrol.com james@hollenbeckpestcontrol.com

Markertek Video Supply

Kitchen Cabinet Company


17 Van Kleeck Drive, Poughkeepise, NY (845) 471-6480 www.kitchencabinetco.com

Auto Sales & Services Jenkinstown Motors, Inc.

L Browe Asphalt Services

37 South Ohioville Road, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-2500

(518) 479-1400 www.broweasphalt.com

New England Wine Cellars (800) 863-4851 www.newcellars.com

Riverview Powerwashing Service PO Box 547, Marlboro, NY (845) 797-6967

Williams Lumber & Home Centers (845) 876-WOOD www.williamslumber.com

Cinemas Rosendale Theater Collective Rosendale, NY www.rosendaletheatre.org

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

Clothing & Accessories Christina Faraj (917) 755-5301 www.thebrafitexpert.com christina@thebrafitexpert.com

Clothing & Accessories Judy Go Vintage 848 Route 32, Tillson, NY www.judygovintage.com judyvintage@gmail.com

New York Eyewear 47 North Plank Road, Newburgh, NY (845) 562-6284 www.newyorkeyewear.net

White Rice 306 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA (413) 644-9200

Woodstock Design 9 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-8776 www.shopwoodstockdesign.com

Collaborative Workspace Beahive Kingston 314 Wall Street, Kingston, NY www.beahivekingston.com bzzz@beahivebeacon.com

Computer Repair All Computer Services 158 Vineyard Ave Highland, NY (845) 834-2351 www.ACSguys.com Is your computer running slow or infected? We can fix that!! We do web design, remote assistance as well as computer networking. We can also repair cracked screens as well as charging ports. We offer a FREE DIAGNOSIS. Ask about our membership program for only $20 a month.

Consignment Shops Past N’ Perfect 1629 Main Street (Route 44), Pleasant Valley, NY (845) 635-3115 www.pastnperfect.com A quaint consignment boutique that offers distinctive clothing, jewelry, accessories, and a unique collection of high-quality furs and leathers. Always a generous supply of merchandise in sizes from Petite to Plus. Featuring a diverse & illuminating collection of 14 Kt. Gold, Sterling Silver and Vintage jewelry. Enjoy the pleasures of resale shopping and the benefits of living basically while living beautifully. Conveniently located in Pleasant Valley, only 9 miles east of the Mid-Hudson Bridge.

Cooking Classes Natural Gourmet Cookery School 48 West 21st Street, New York, NY (212) 645-5170, Fax (212) 989-1493 www.naturalgourmetschool.com info@naturalgourmetschool.com

Country Clubs Copake Country Club 44 Golf Course Road, Copake Lake, NY (518) 325-4338 www.copakecountryclub.com

Craft Galleries Crafts People 262 Spillway Road, West Hurley, NY (845) 331-3859 www.craftspeople.us Representing over 500 artisans, Crafts People boasts four buildings brimming with fine crafts; 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.

Custom Home Design and Materials Atlantic Custom Homes 2785 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY www.lindalny.com www.hudsonvalleycedarhomes.com

Equestrian Services Con-Tack Panorama Drive, Tivoli, NY (845) 757-4442 www.con-tack.com con-tack@webjogger.net

Frog Hollow Farm

Events Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Inc Katonah, NY (914) 232-1252 www.caramoor.org

Connecticut Wine Festival Goshen Fairgrounds: Route 63, Goshen, CT www.ctwine.com

EMPAC at Rensselaer Troy, NY (518) 276-3921 www.empac.rpi.edu

Hudson Music Festival www.hudsonmusicfest.com

New Genesis Productions www.newgenesisproductions.org

New Kingston Film Festival www.newkingstonfilmfestival.com

Phoenicia Festival of the Voice Phoenica, NY (888) 214-3063 www.phoeniciavoicefest.com

Rosendale Street Festival

Adams Fairacre Farms 1240 Route 300, Newburgh, NY (845)569-0303, 1560 Ulster Avenue, Lake Katrine, NY (845) 336-6300, 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 454-4330 www.adamsfarms.com 42 Bridge Street, Great Barrington, MA (413) 528-9697 www.berkshire.coop

Earthgoods Natural Foods Inc. 71 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-5858 www.earthgoodsmarket.com

Hudson Valley Bounty (518) 392-9696 www.hudsonvalleybounty.com

Kingston Farmers’ Market Wall Street, Uptown Kingston, NY (845) 853-8512 www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org

Kingston Natural Foods Market 33 Broadway, On the Rondout in Kingston, NY (845) 802-0265 www.kingstonnaturalfoods.com

Mother Earth’s Store House 1955 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 296-1069, 249 Main Street, Saugerties, NY (845) 246-9614, 300 Kings Mall Court, Route 9W, Kingston, NY (845) 336-5541 www.motherearthstorehouse.com 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! 850 Route 17K , Montgomery, NY (845) 457-2959 www.ocfarmersmuseum.com

Pennings Farm Market & Orchards

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Sunflower Natural Foods Market Bradley Meadows Shopping Plaza Woodstock, NY (845) 679-5361 www.sunflowernatural.com info@sunflowernatural.com Shop healthy & live well! Mon-Sat 9-9, Sun 10-7 Sunflower Natural Foods Market, your local organic grocer since 1978. We have a huge selection of 100% certified organic produce, local milk, cheese & eggs. We offer a wide variety of supplements, homeopathic remedies & vitamins. We boast a large hair, skin & body care department and bulk section with coffee, pasta, beans and more. Pick up your ‘to go’ items and all the healthy snacks you could imagine!

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Third Eye Associates, Ltd

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Gardening & Garden Supplies Deer Defeat (518) 755-1086 www.deerdefeat.com mail@deerdefeat.com

The Landscape Home and Garden Center 226 Route 17k, Newburgh, NY (845) 564-2744 www.TheLandscape.com

Northern Dutchess Botanical Gardens 389 Salisbury Turnpike, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-2953 www.NDBGonline.com

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Home Furnishings & Decor Berkshire Woodworkers Guild www.berkshirewoodworkers.org

Bumble and Hive In the Courtyard at 43 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-2625

The Carpet Store Corner of Route 213 & 32, Rosendale, NY (845) 658-8338 www.rosendalecarpetstore.com

Colors Home 14 Railroad Avenue, Warwick, NY (845) 544-7111 www.colorshome.com

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Silken Wool 36 & 56 Main Street, Warwick, NY (845) 988-1888 www.silkenwool.com

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William Wallace Construction

378 Main Street, Rosendale, NY (845) 658-3838 www.visionoftibet.com

Wickham Solid Wood Studio 578 Main Street, Beacon, NY (917) 797-9247 www.jessicawickham.com

Home Improvement Basement Solutions of the Hudson Valley (845) 564-0461 www.basementshv.com

Certapro Painters (845) 987-7561 www.certapro.com

Insurance 2039 Route 32, Rosendale, NY (845) 658-8348

Interior Design Van Maassen Interiors 3304 Route 343, Suite 1, Amenia, NY (845) 373-8400

Internet Services DragonSearch (845) 383-0890 www.dragonsearchmarketing.com dragon@dragonsearch.net

Site Optimized (845) 363-4728 www.dougmotel.com

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

Newburgh Artisans 87 Ann Street, Newburgh, NY (845) 565-7540

Kitchenwares Warren Kitchen & Cutlery 6934 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-6208 www.warrenkitchentools.com

Landscaping Coral Acres — Keith Buesing, Topiary, Landscape Design, Rock Art (845) 255-6634

Garden Gate Landscape Design Rhinecliff, NY (845) 876-5198 www.gardendgateny.com

Landscaping Samarotto Design Group (800) 797-0598 www.samarottodesigns.com information@samarottodesigns.com

Lawyers & Mediators Jane Cottrell (917) 575-4424 www.janecottrell.com Mediation is the best opportunity for the parties, not courts or juries, to control the outcome of a dispute. Experienced lawyer and mediator certified in US and UK. Choice of mediation techniques. Landlord/tenant, debtor/creditor, commercial/business, wills/trusts, arts/ creative, employment. Free consultation.

Pathways Mediation Center (845) 331-0100 www.PathwaysMediationCenter.com

Schneider, Pfahl & Rahmé, LLP Woodstock: (845) 679-9868, New York City: (212) 629-7744 www.schneiderpfahl.com

Wellspring (845) 534-7668 www.mediated-divorce.com

Martial Arts Woodstock Aikido At the Byrdcliffe Barn, Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-8153 www.woodstockaikido.com A traditional United States Aikido Federation affiliated dojo situated in the Byrdcliffe artist community in Woodstock, NY. We have the extreme privilege of training under Harvey Konigsberg, Shihan.

Moving & Storage Hudson Power Movers (845) 380-2203 www.hudsonpowermovers.com

Music Deep Listening Institute, Ltd 77 Cornell Street, Suite 303, Kingston, NY (845) 338-5984 www.deeplistening.org info@deeplistening.org

Musical Instruments Imperial Guitar & Soundworks 99 Route 17K, Newburgh, NY (845) 567-0111 www.imperialguitar.com

Networking Rosendale Chamber of Commerce Rosendale, NY www.rosendalechamber.com


Pet Services & Supplies Dog Love, LLC 240 North Ohioville Road, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-8281 www.dogloveplaygroups.com Personal hands-on boarding and supervised playgroups. 40x40 fenced play area. Four 5x10 kennels in insulated kennel room with windows, mats and classical music. Major morning activity. Walks every two hours. Homemade food and yummy treats.

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

France Menk Photography (845) 750-5261 www.france-menk.com iam@france-menk.com

330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY (845) 569-3225 www.msmc.edu www.mtscoutsurvival.com mt.scoutsurvival@gmail.com

New York Military Academy 78 Academy Avenue, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York (845) 534-3710 www.nyma.org admissions@nyma.org New York Military Academy is an important part of America’s independent school heritage. Today, we offer a rigorous global curriculum for students who actively seek to be set apart for excellence in a structured program that enables them to enter college inspired, engaged, and ready for the future.


SUNY New Paltz School of Fine and Performing Arts

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15 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-7995 www.photosensualis.com

New Paltz, NY (845) 257-3860 www.newpaltz.edu/artnews

Prostate Cancer 101 Hurley, NY (845) 338-9229 www.prostatecancer101.com

The Williams Lake Project Rosendale, NY www.hrvresorts.com

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

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY (800) 745-3000 www.bethelwoodscenter.org

Falcon Music & Art Productions 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY (845) 236 7970 www.liveatthefalcon.com

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (413) 243-0745 www.jacobspillow.org

Atelier Renee Fine Framing The Chocolate Factory, 54 Elizabeth Street, Suite 3, Red Hook, NY (845) 758-1004 www.atelierreneefineframing.com renee@atelierreneefineframing.com A visit to Red Hook must include stopping at this unique workshop! Combining a beautiful selection of moulding styles and mats with conservation quality materials, expert design advice and skilled workmanship, Renée Burgevin, owner and CPF, has over 20 years experience. Special services include shadow-box and oversize framing as well as fabric-wrapped and French matting. Also offering mirrors.

Woodstock Framing Gallery 31 Mill HIll Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-6003

Pools & Spas Foxx Pools by Charles Burger 3730 Rte. 9W, Highland, NY (845) 691-6795

Ne Jame Pools, Ltd. (845) 677-7665 www.nejamepools.com

Printing Services Fast Signs 1830 South Rd Suite 101, Wappingers Falls, NY (845) 298-5600 www.fastsigns.com/455 455@fastsigns.com

Powerhouse Theater Vassar Campus (845) 437-5599 www.powerhouse.vassar.edu

Starling Productions The Rosendale Theater, Rosendale, NY (845) 658-8410 astarlingproduction@gmail.com

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (845) 758-7900 www.fischercenter.bard.edu

WAMC — The Linda 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 518-465-5233 www.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.

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

Patty Curry (845) 687-0232 x108 www.pattycurry.com patty@westwoodrealty.com

Schools Bishop Dunn Memorial School (845) 569-3496 www.bdms.org

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

College of Poetry 7 West Street, Warwick, NY (845) 469-7620

Hawthorne Valley Association 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY (518) 672-4465 www.hawthornevalleyassociation.org

Mid-Hudson Valley, NY (845) 514-9927 www.UlsterTutors.com admin@ulstertutors.com. Private Tutoring & Mentoring Relationships: Standardized Test Prep - SAT/ACT/SSAT, Regents, HS/College Mathematics, Physics & Natural Sciences, English Reading/Writing, Music Theory and Instrumentation, Field Studies, Critical & Creative Intellectual Development. Competitive rates from highly skilled educators. Serving the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Veterinary Care Center For Veterinary Care Millbrook 680 New York 343, Millbrook, NY (845) 677-8800 www.centerforveterinarycare.com

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

Stoutridge Vineyard 10 Ann Kaley Lane, Marlboro, NY (845) 236-7620 www.stoutridge.com

Specialty Food Shops The Big Cheese

Web Design

402 Main Street, Rosendale, NY (845) 658-7175

icuPublish PO Box 145, Glenham, NY (914) 213-2225 www.icupublish.com mtodd@icupublish.com

Edible Arrangements 900 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY (845) 339-3200 10 IBM Road Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 463-3900 EdibleArrangements.com


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120 Morey Hill Road, Kingston, NY (845) 336-4705 www.HudsonValleyWedding.com www.HudsonValleyBaby.com www.HudsonValleyBabies.com www.HudsonValleyChildren.com judy@hudsonvalleyweddings.com The only resource you need to plan a Hudson Valley wedding. Offering a free, extensive, online Wedding Guide. Hundreds of weddingrelated professionals. Regional Bridal Show schedule, links, wed shop, vendor promotions, specials, and more. Call or e-mail for information about adding your wedding-related business.

Immortal Elixir Beverage Corporation www.gotcottonmouth.com info@gotcottonmouth.com

Stained Glass DC Studios 21 Winston Drive, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-3200 www.dcstudiosllc.com info@dcstudiosllc.com

Tattoos Hudson River Tattoo 724 Warren Street, Hudson, NY (518) 828-5182 www.hudsonrivertattoo.com hudsonrivertattoo@gmail.com Custom tattoo parlor with friendly cozy environment. 18 years experience as professional tattoo artist with wide range of skill in any style. Preference towards American traditional clean bold TATTOOS!

SkinFlower Tattoo Phoenicia, NY (845) 688-3166 www.skinflower.org

Tourism Safe Harbors of the Hudson

ROOTS & WINGS / Rev. Puja Thomson P.O. Box 1081, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-2278 www.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.”

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45 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-0110 ingoodtaste@verizon.net

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Ulster County Tourism 10 Westbrook Lane, Kingston, NY (845) 340-3566 www.ulstertourism.info

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site Hyde Park, NY www.historichydepark.com

Workshops Kingston, NY (845) 338-0331 www.ASKforArts.org

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

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Storm Photo

Picture Framing

Ulster Tutors

Mountain Scout Survival School

Country Wisdom News

334 Wall St., Kingston, NY (845) 338-8753 www.stormphotoinc.com


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Ice Age to the

Digital Age The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios on view June 11 through October 31

From sketch to screen, see the animazing art behind the movies, Ice Age, Robots, and Rio, oh my!

RIO & IceAge™ ©2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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Pissarro’s People Through October 2

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Williamstown, Massachusetts 413 458 2303

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Detail of Apple Harvest, 1888, by Camille Pissarro. Dallas Museum of Art, Munger Fund

A fresh look at one of the masters of French Impressionism

Berkshire Travel Guide

Christopher Duggan

Mass Appeal The Beauty and Bounty of the Berkshires By Peter Aaron

Jessica Gaynor Dance performing on the Inside/Out stage in 2010 at jacob’s pillow in becket, massachusetts.


ccupying the Western edge of Massachusetts, the lush region known as the Berkshires is named for the Berkshire Mountains (also called the Berkshire Hills), which stretch north to Vermont and south to Connecticut. The place has long had a powerfully magnetic effect on a strikingly diverse range of people, starting with the Eastern Algonquin tribes. It later became a volatile center of the American Revolution and the home of not only the austere and innovative Shakers but also the wealthy industrialists who built the lavish estates that earned the area its nickname of “the inland Newport.” Just as they were to visitors over a century ago, the Berkshires today are a prime tourism destination boasting fresh climes and gorgeous scenic surroundings during all four seasons. Besides containing a confluence of cute towns, outdoor activities, unique shops, and world-class dining, the territory is a crossroads of culture and the arts, with numerous museums and venues presenting the best in music, theater, visual art, and dance. Here are just a few appetizing attractions to get you started on your own lasting love affair with the beautiful Berkshires.

Modern Marvels Almost as soon as it opened in a disused North Adams electronics factory in 1999, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art—commonly called MassMOCA— has led the small mill town in an economic and cultural rebirth. The unmissable MassMOCA is America’s largest center for modern visual and performing arts and presents inspiring and cutting-edge acts, films, and exhibits by the world’s foremost artists. Taking up a formidable 13 acres, the complex’s six pristinely restored buildings house 250,000 square feet of galleries, performance venues, studios, cafés, and shops. Thanks to its sheer size, the family-friendly site regularly hosts monumental works like Robert Rauschenberg’s 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece and large performance events like rock band Wilco’s recent Solid Sound festival. www.massmoca.org Splish Splash, Bash Bish Taking its name from the stunning 60-foot-high waterfall it surrounds, Bash Bish Falls State Park is part of a cluster of parks and nature preserves located in the southwest

corner of the state near the tiny town of MountWashington. Accessible via a moderately strenuous uphill trail, the falls themselves are encircled by several gorges and a ravine and forest wooded with oak, maple, beech, and Eastern Hemlock trees, and populated by numerous species of wildlife. The park is adjacent to the 1,356-acre Mount Everett State Reservation, the 4,000-acre Mount Washington State Forest, and, just across the border, New York’s 5,000-acre Taconic State Park, which has full-service camping and amenities. www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/bash.htm A Cozy Den Stockbridge’s historic and quaint Red Lion Inn has been sheltering visitors in fine and welcoming style for over 200 years. One of the rare remaining New England inns in operation since the 18th century, the Red Lion features 108 distinctly decorated guest rooms, along with live entertainment nightly, a year-round heated outdoor pool and hot tub, and shopping at the Red Lion Gift Shop and Country Curtains Store. The inn offers both elegant and casual on-site meals and libations, with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients, via its main dining room, garden courtyard, Lion’s Den pub, and Widow Bingham’s Tavern. www.redlioninn.com The Bard in the Berkshires Now nearing its 35th anniversary, the nationally recognized Shakespeare & Company, in Lenox, is a leading center for theatrical performance, training, and education. On its magnificent 30-acre campus the organization presents Shakespeare’s works in a manner befitting his Elizabethan patrons. In its many unique performance spaces, the company also develops and produces new plays of social and political significance. This year brings “As You Like It,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” plus the non-Shakespearian “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” “The Memory of Water,” and “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins.” www.shakespeare.org

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“ Two-plus months, more than 300 total dance-related events, companies traveling from all over the globe:

the Pillow isn’t messing around. “

D A N C E FESTIVAL 2011 June 18 – August 28

– The New York Times


Lar Lubovitch Dance Company July 20–24

LDP/Laboratory Dance Project July 27–31

Tangueros del Sur July 6–10

Featuring world premieres, company debuts, live music, emerging dance artists, and legendary choreographers Visit online for artist videos. Tickets start at $22! •

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Photos Carlos Furman, Yong Hoon Han, Antoine Tempe, and Todd Rosenberg

July 13–17

the red lion inn in stockbridge, massachusetts, has been welcoming visitors for over 200 years.

Spirits of the Hills Berkshire Mountain Distillers, the region’s first legal distillery since the end of Prohibition, was established in 2007 on a farm just outside the center of Great Barrington. The spot is home to historic spring waters that flow from deep within a protected granite mountain bordering the Appalachian Trail and which are used in the production of the company’s award-winning, handcrafted, artisanal, small-batch spirits; these include such locally named products as Greylock Gin, Ragged Mountain Rum, Ice Glen Vodka, Berkshire Bourbon, and New England Corn Whiskey. The family-run firm’s wares can be sampled at numerous area outlets, tastings, and culinary events (see website for details). www.berkshiremountaindistillers.com Illustrious Past Nothing says small-town America quite like the art of Norman Rockwell. The beloved Saturday Evening Post cover illustrator is one of the world’s most recognized artists, and his delightful creations are alive with generation-spanning appeal. Rockwell spent his last years in picturesque Stockbridge, the home of the Norman Rockwell Museum, drawing, literally, from members of the nearby community to be his inspirational subjects. The museum opened in 1969 and is the Berkshires’ most popular year-round attraction, housing 574 original paintings and drawings, along with many of Rockwell’s most iconic images and a personal archive of over 100,000 items. www.nrm.org Sweet Summer Sounds The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home since 1937, Tanglewood is the Northeast’s leading seasonal venue for classical music. Set on a glorious estate near Lenox, the property has two performance buildings: the open-air Serge Koussevitsky Music Shed and the cathedral-like Seiji Ozawa Hall. Each year it attracts upward of 350,000 visitors for both the Tanglewood Music Festival, which offers chamber and choral music, musical theater, contemporary works, and pop (JamesTaylor and Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” are recurring favorites), and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. In addition to hosting the BSO under the baton of renowned conductor James Levine, the site also sponsors the Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Program for advanced musical study. www.bso.org Great, Indeed The charming yet cosmopolitan Great Barrington has its own acclaimed entertainment venue: the Mahawie Performing Arts Center, a restored 1905 vaudeville theater that presents music, dance, theater, opera, and classic films in a resplendently historic space. But when it comes to eating and shopping, this restaurant-and-store-packed town should be near the top on your itinerary. The antiques trade is the biggest retail draw, and in addition to the many such merchants in town and nearby Sheffield are those offering books, toys, apparel, and more. A wealth of worthwhile eateries includes Baba Louie’s, Naji’s, Café Adam, John Andrew’s Restaurant, Bizalion’s, Rubiner’s Cheesemongers, Castle Street Café, and the Route 7 Grill. www.townofgb.org

Luxury in Lenox For lavish accommodations it would be difficult to surpass Blantyre, a breathtaking English country Tudor estate in Lenox that once belonged to moneyed merchant Robert W. Paterson and is now recognized as one of the world’s finest hotels. Modeled after Paterson’s wife’s ancestral home in Scotland and constructed at the dawn of the 20th century, Blantyre rests on 117 sweeping acres, and, along with its grand main house, boasts four private cottages, an 11-room carriage house, two championship croquet courts, four tennis courts, a heated swimming pool, a spa, a health club, and an award-winning restaurant. www.blantyre.com Food for the Ears Northampton’s Feeding Tube Records is a scrappy indie music shop and label whose owners—which include locals Thurston Moore of SonicYouth and music scribe Byron Coley—brag of “a selection of vinyl so stunning in its weirdness and complexity, we can guarantee you will leave with an empty wallet and a full heart.” Called “NoHo” thanks to an influx of Manhattanites, the arts-dominated Northampton has retailers, bars, and bistros catering to students from the Five Colleges (Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst) and a thriving music scene via Iron Horse Music Hall, Pearl Street, the Elevens, the Academy of Music, and the Calvin and Pines theaters (nearby Easthampton has the Flywheel arts collective). Vinyl diggers also frequent the town’s Newbury Comics location and the one in nearby Amherst, along with John Doe Jr. Records and Books in Greenfield and Mystery Train Records in Amherst. www.feedingtuberecords.com Where Great Dance Rests Recently honored with a National Medal of the Arts by President Barack Obama, Jacob’s Pillow Dance has been kicking up its heels since 1933 and is America’s longest-running international dance festival. “The Pillow’s” 163-acre spread in Becket is a registered national landmark that each year attracts an average of 80,000 visitors from around the world, who flock to experience its over 50 resident dance companies, hundreds of free performances and events, prestigious training program, and extensive archives. Famous for presenting world premieres and international dance in many styles and traditions, the center is comprised of several indoor and outdoor stage facilities and has nurtured the careers of Martha Graham, Jack Cole, Alvin Ailey, and Merce Cunningham. www.jacobspillow.org Pleasant Dreams Another long-running Becket institution is the legendary Dream Away Lodge, a gemlike, 200-year-old farmhouse remade as a restaurant, bar, and music venue and hidden away along the edge of the October Mountain State Forest. Rumored to have been a brothel and speakeasy during Prohibition, the lodge was founded by the larger-thanlife Mama Maria Frasca and her three musical daughters, and in 1975 was anointed with a visit from Bob Dylan and members of his Rolling Thunder Revue (the house is featured in the tour film Renaldo and Clara). Now run by ex-actor Daniel Osman, the eclecticly decorated Dream Away presents the finest in acoustic-based acts. www.thedreamawaylodge.com 7/11 ChronograM berkshire travel guide 85

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Aikido & the Force of Love by wendy kagan illustration by annie internicola


oll open the barn doors in a Woodstock artists’ colony and you’ll witness a scene of beauty and grace. Men and women enrobed in white and black perform a fluid dance of power and restraint. Sometimes they spin like human pinwheels, thumping the padded floor, yet in another breath they’re standing firm, ready to thwart one another with what seems like the barest flip of the thumb or wrist. With light streaming through the antique windows, it’s less like a scene in an action flick than it is a Japanese painting— elegant and precise yet with strong Catskills motifs. In many ways, the martial art of Aikido is painting a brushstroke of bold serenity across the region. It took root here in the Byrdcliffe barns, where Woodstock Aikido came to life almost 25 years ago as the realized vision of its founder, Harvey Konigsberg Sensei. One of only a handful of non-Japanese Aikido instructors in the world to hold the rank of seventh degree black belt, and also a master painter, Konigsberg inspires almost pious devotion among students both here and at the New York Aikikai in Manhattan, where he also teaches. One student half-jokingly describes the 71-year-old sensei as “the rabbi I never had”; several disciples live in the area just to be around Konigsberg and his dojo. Encouraged by their teacher, a few senior students have gone on to open their own dojos in surrounding towns such as Phoenicia, Kingston, and Kripplebush. Others have woven the discipline’s mind-body-spirit connection into their work off the mat in surprising ways, spreading the tenets of nonviolence that distinguish Aikido from other martial arts. The Protective Samurai Developed in the early 20th century, Aikido—the art of peace—is one of the youngest martial arts and perhaps the most spiritually evolved. Its founder, Morihei Ueshiba—often called O-Sensei, or “Great Teacher”—died in the same year of the Woodstock peace-and-love music fest, 1969. And such was his way.While Ueshiba was an expert at several kinds of martial arts as a young man, around midlife he experienced an awakening: He realized that the way of the warrior is to manifest love rather than breed aggression. In this light the warrior’s goal is not to destroy or slaughter but to protect all living things in a spirit of unity. A peaceable martial art was born. On a typical Saturday morning at Woodstock Aikido, Konigsberg rings the cow bell, its soft sound heralding the beginning of class. When the sensei demonstrates the first technique, he uses few words and hardly seems to move at times, making his mastery of the forms look effortless. As the class progresses, with groups of two or three enacting techniques on the mat, it’s easy to see how Aikido’s ideals of nonviolence come through in the physical practice. 86 whole living ChronograM 7/11

There are no punches or kicks. Instead one student role-plays the beginning of an aggressive act—such as a hand outstretched to strike—while her partner counters the attack with techniques designed to neutralize or redirect their energy. Sometimes the move is a throw, sending the attacker somersaulting through the air, and sometimes it’s a pin that renders the partner immobile yet leaves him unharmed. Concentrating on the core of the body—the source of “ki,” or life force, just below the navel—practitioners flow through circular movements that harmonize and blend with each other, resolving conflict instead of escalating it. Yet Aikido is not soft; it is quite powerful. “If you have to, you can do damage,” says Konigsberg later in the dojo’s common room, which is adorned with a few of the sensei’s luminous paintings. “Within each technique you can issue harm or choose not to. Aikido has a life and death aspect; this is what it was based on. But it’s moved to a point where we take care of our partner. You have the flowing quality of dance but the edge of a martial art, which gives it a certain center.” Why do you need to protect an attacker who wants to hurt you? “In some cases you can’t,” says Konigsberg. “But if you have the option, the same principles and techniques that will protect him will also protect you.” True Empowerment A slender 50-something woman throws a burly younger man easily to the ground. A child tussles with a man four times his age and twice his size, while a prison guard tumbles with a Wall Street honcho up from the city for the weekend. The discipline draws practitioners from all walks of life, and anyone can partake in the dynamic, spinning kaleidoscope that is Aikido. More than just roughhouse play, this is a martial art that can save your life. Ralph Legnini, a West Shokan-based musician and fourth degree black belt who teaches Woodstock Aikido’s children’s classes, will never forget the day when his many years of practice crystalized in one New York City minute. About seven years ago, Legnini was eating lunch in a Manhattan bistro when a big guy came in and started harassing people. “He seemed totally nuts. He was taking people’s food and preaching about the Lord.” The man came right up to Legnini with a verbal assault and a threat of “I’m going to cut you in half,” reaching into his pocket for what Legnini thought might be a knife (he learned later that it was). Despite having one arm in a cast from recent surgery, Legnini was able to use his good arm in a classic Aikido move to grip his attacker and pin him down.When the police arrived soon after to take the man into custody, it took three officers to restrain him. Legnini recalls, “He was yelling, ‘Get me away from that guy, he was doing voodoo on me!’” The officers were so impressed

by Legnini’s moves that they later started studying Aikido themselves. Nowadays, Legnini is a part of the martial art’s growing Catskills presence. In December 2010, heeding the encouragement of his primary teacher, Konigsberg Sensei, he opened Shandaken Aikido on Main Street in Phoenicia. Here Legnini teaches about four classes a week for kids, teens, and adults— all well received by the community. He is already thinking of expanding to a larger space. Legnini says many children and parents are drawn to Aikido because unlike most other martial arts it is noncompetitive. In the kids’ classes that he teaches in both Woodstock and Phoenicia, there is no testing and no tiered system of belt colors. The format is based on respect and cooperation. Yet kids feel empowered as they learn to move from their center and master skills that let even a first-grade girl hurl a grownup man to the ground. “This is the beauty of Aikido,” Legnini explains to his Woodstock kids’ group after demonstrating a technique. “You don’t have to be bigger or stronger than your opponent—as long as the technique is fluid and the mind is free and confident.” Self-Defense and More Practitioners of all ages can benefit from the martial art’s potential perks: improved cardiovascular health; increased strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination; greater focus and attention; a calm mind and a relaxed body. Bob Wilcox, a fifth degree black belt who runs his Kingston Aikido dojo out of a built-from-scratch green building on East Chester Street, says the martial art takes a certain type: people who are interested in not only self-defense but also personal development. “It’s about being kind to people,” says Wilcox. Yet Wilcox finds that Aikido’s cooperative aspect is easily misunderstood. “People think that means you’re just going along with things,” he says. “That’s not the case. Everyone has the same goal—to resolve conflict peacefully—but you actually need to be somewhat aggressive to learn Aikido properly.You have to role-play and really attack people. That way when someone is truly threatening, you can maintain your center and not allow emotion to come into play. You can put them down gently, and that takes practice.You have to reach deep into yourself to really do that.” Wilcox is quick to point out Aikido’s joyful aspects—such as learning to fall and roll, which many practitioners find the most fun part of the practice. Some of his students have used these skills in real-life situations such as slipping on ice or wiping out on a bicycle without getting hurt. Perhaps that’s what keeps so many students coming back. In operation since 1999, Kingston Aikido has a membership that Wilcox describes as solid and growing. The schedule offers

two or three classes a day, including kids’ classes taught by Marilyn St. John, who like Wilcox has studied for years with Woodstock’s Konigsberg Sensei. A Path of Harmony To practice Aikido’s tenets of love and compassion in the company of a highly realized teacher is one thing; but to bring it off the mat and into your life and work is quite another. Such is the case with Eric Schneider, a lawyer with offices in Kingston who bases his style on Aikido’s ideals of cooperation and peace. Going against the grain of the contentious personalities that usually preside over courtroom litigation, Schneider reaches for a different kind of power—gentler, but no less potent—to argue his cases.This unusual approach has earned him some limelight moments, including a 1997 article in the New York Times that profiled his “peacefully aggressive” style. “If my adversary is angry and combative, as so many litigators are, I don’t return it,” says Schneider. “When their brains are splashed with adrenaline they are actually harming their own effectiveness. I get that much more soft and try to make strong arguments with love.” Schneider, who has been practicing Aikido for over 10 years, mostly at Konigsberg’s Woodstock dojo, keeps a copy of O-Sensei’s book of aphorisms, The Art of Peace, on his desk and uses Aikido techniques for breathing and positive thinking to calm himself and still the tension in his body before a high-profile case. These methods have helped him win even despite tough odds. A few years ago Schneider had a client in a felony trial who had confessed to a police officer on tape. A guilty verdict seemed inevitable.Yet during the trial Schneider reached into his “ki” and managed to stay loose and confident while the opposing lawyer was rigid and prosecutorial. The jurors liked him. To a stunned courtroom they pronounced Schneider’s client “not guilty.” It’s Aikido’s most basic principles that make it such a powerful martial art—whether on the mat or in the street or courtroom. “The highest form of any art is to simplify,” says Konigsberg. “I had a kid come into the dojo a couple of years ago who said, ‘How do you guys get tough?’ I said, ‘We’re not tough, we just train to be more spontaneous and more natural. This is an art to become more natural.’” Resources Woodstock Aikido (845) 679-8153 Kingston Aikido (845) 679-0506 Shandaken Aikido (845) 750-5516 Eric Schneider, Esq., Kingston (845) 339-6733 7/11 ChronograM whole living 87

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Flowers Fall By Bethany Saltman

Yet, though it is like this, simply, flowers fall amid our longing, and weeds spring up amid our antipathy. — Dogen Zenji, Genjokoan

Taking the Attachment Parenting Challenge: A Week in Italy!


his month T and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary. I just looked through some pictures of our gorgeous, crazy Buddhist wedding at Opus 40. Man. I always used to say that marrying T was the best thing I ever did for my family, being the football-playing, normal, supernice guy that he is, a far cry from the moody bookworms of my past. But in fact, marrying T was the best thing I ever did for myself. For the same reasons, but more, too. Not the least of which is our life as parents, together. This wild road of self-study, of learning how to be bodhisattvas, of learning what it means to love—each other, our child, the whole catastrophe (as Daido Roshi used to say). And so, as parents who, like most, feel deeply grateful for our lives, but stretched, too, we figured it would be nice to take a moment (a week to be exact) to be alone, to celebrate our 10 years of marriage. I’ve never been to Europe and was dying to go. So after much hemming and hawing, we decided to take the plunge. By the time this hits the stands, T and I will be in Italy, and Azalea will be with T’s parents, her beloved Jean and Pop-Pop. It’s not like we have never been away from her before. We have stolen away for a few weekends over the last five years, done several retreats, and gone on many dates. However, traveling abroad, and for so long, feels pretty radical. We planned the trip last year, when Azalea was four, figuring that by the time she was five, she would be even more okay with a big separation than she was then. Unfortunately, this may not be so. In fact, maybe because of our impending trip, and kindergarten looming ahead, or some combination of it all, along with the inevitable mystery that is always guiding any human unfolding, Azalea is feeling more tender than usual, a little more fearful, actually less secure. Yikes. This morning when I asked her what she wanted to do today, she responded, “Be with mama.” And so, when I randomly received Natural Life magazine in the mail, and then read the article called “Separation Anxiety?” by the well-known author and turbo-attachment-parenting advocate Naomi Aldort, I was in a perfect position to receive her teaching, such as it is. “By nature, there is no such thing as ‘separation anxiety,’” Aldort writes. “Instead, there is a healthy need of a child to be with her mother [sic]. Only a deprivation of a need creates anxiety.…The concept ‘separation anxiety’ is the invention of a society that denies a baby and child’s need for uninterrupted connection. In this vein, we can deprive a child of food and describe her reaction as ‘hunger anxiety,’ or we can let her be cold and call her cries ‘temperature anxiety.’” In another paragraph, Aldort writes, “We create anxiety when we deprive, manipulate, and try to stir the child with our expectation that she be what she is not.” Reeling from the words deprivation, denies, uninterrupted connection, deprive (again), hunger, cold, deprive!!, manipulate, I felt a need to tell Aldort how I felt. So I wrote her an e-mail. 90 whole living ChronograM 7/11

Hi Ms. Aldort, I write a monthly column called Flowers Fall in a Hudson Valley magazine on being a Buddhist mom, which I am. I just read your piece in Natural Life and might discuss it in my next column, and I was wondering if you might like to comment and/or be interviewed. In a nutshell, while I agree with much of your basic premise about how our culture seeks to cut the cord way too soon and privileges independence ridiculously early (and from the Buddhist perspective of interdependence, quite impossibly), I find some of your language to be very harsh toward parents, and accusatory, and I don’t see how that helps anyone. Saying that we are “denying and manipulating” our kids feels mean and could easily lead to already anxious parents feeling more wound up, which ultimately lands with their children. Guilty parents don’t tend to offer themselves “authentically,” to use your word. And she responded right away: Dear Bethany, […] Generally, I give lots of credit to parents and count on them to be able to depart from old dogma without feeling guilt or taking it personally. I do often put in words like, “No need to feel guilty....it is a learning process.” In a way I don’t treat parents with soft gloves. Neither does Zen Buddhism. I think parents can only make progress from facing the truth head on. It is ruthless kindness.When we drag a person out of the stormy water, we don’t do it kindly, and yet it is the kindest action. I hear what Aldort’s saying, though, for the record, Zen practice, as I know it anyway, is nothing if not devoted to delivering its profoundly tender message of perfection with skillful means. Guilt and shame aren’t usually that skillful. But I digress. I appreciated her willingness to go there with me, a stranger, and to add some softening caveats like “it is a learning process.” And, in fact, much of what she says about how to trust and respect children and their needs I totally agree with, and I admire her very much. And when I told her in another e-mail about our trip, and asked for her take on it, she admitted that she does not know Azalea, and that there are no rules that fit all. However, she added, “The child who is ripe for separation will have only good sense of herself and her independence. Never anxiety. Even one premature experience can delay that sense of confidence for years and leave marks for life.” Only? Never? For life? I guess the main thing Aldort and I completely disagree on is certainty. It’s as though she knows something the rest of us don’t, like exactly how everything works. Confidence is one thing, and it can be developed by truly trusting each moment, but to be that sure about a complex human process actually scares me. Do I feel ambivalent about going? Totally. Do I think that our lives and relationships are more mysterious than anything that can come out of one trip or most single decisions? Absolutely. While I won’t be able to report back on whether or not this trip will scar Azalea for life, I will write when we return and describe what I can see as the effects of our having taken up this challenge with our hearts and eyes open. I know for sure that I will miss Azalea, and that she will miss me. I wonder what else we are all missing.

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Hospitals Kingston Hospital, Member of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley

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children, teenagers, and adults. Insurance

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how to prepare for the marathon of labor and how to lose their mummy tummies. Heather and the other therapist also specialize in pain & stress management and sports massage. Skin care services available. Ask about our monthly massage memberships.

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Integrated Kabbalistic Healing Irene Humbach, LCSW, PC (845) 485-5933 Integrated Kabbalistic Healing sessions in person and by phone. Six-session introductory class on Integrated Kabbalistic Healing based on the work of Jason Shulman. Also see Body-Centered Therapy Directory.

Massage Therapy Body Central

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Debra Budnik, CSW-R New Paltz, NY (845) 255-4218 long- or short-term work. Aimed at identifying

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Physical Therapy

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care, health consultations, spa consultant, classes and keynotes. Offering full line of

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Brigid’s Well is a psychotherapy and coaching practice. Janne specializes in childhood trauma, addictions, codependency, relationship issues, inner child work, EMDR and Brainspotting. Janne’s work is also informed by Emotional Intelligence and Interpersonal Neurobiology. Coaching for all life transitions as well as Mindful Parenting, Mindful Eating and Spirited Midlife Women. Call for information or free 1/2 hour consultation.

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Julie Zweig, MA, Certified Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner, Imago Relationship Therapist and NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor 66 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-3566 www.zweigtherapy.com julieezweig@gmail.com

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Yoga Jai Ma Yoga Center 69 Main Street, Suite 20, New Paltz, NY (845) 256-0465 www.jmyoga.com Established in 1999, Jai Ma Yoga Center offers a wide array of Yoga classes, seven days a week. Classes are in the lineages of Anusara, Iyengar, and Sivananda, with certified and experienced instructors. Private consultations and Therapeutics available. Owners Gina Bassinette and Ami Hirschstein have been teaching locally since 1995.

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Yoga Society of New York — Ananda Ashram 13 Sapphire Road, Monroe, NY (845) 782-5575

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Medicine & Healing



Healing the New-Fashioned Way By Ann Hutton

Pediatrician Dr. Adeola Ayodeji attending to one of Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center’s youngest patients during a well-child visit.


hanges in medical technology occur so rapidly that healing professionals are compelled to update their knowledge and training just to stay current. Meanwhile, the rest of us amble on with a pedestrian vocabulary of medical procedures until something happens, like an illness or a physical breakdown. It might suddenly seem that amazing new diagnostic instruments are available, that outpatient services have been drastically expanded, and our basic understanding of medical terms is lagging. A brief survey of what’s new is in order.

Digital Imaging Medical practitioners and facilities of the Hudson Valley region offer some of the best in medical technological advancements. Many area dentists are now using Diagnodent lasers and intraoral cameras to augment digital X-ray appliances, for example. Digital imaging not only minimizes radiation exposure due to the fewer number of images taken, but also offers the advantage of easily stored and retrieved patient images for reference and transfer purposes. Most medical facilities have converted to digital imaging as a regular practice in lieu of film radiographs. Certainly digital mammography is faster, safer, and more precise in terms of deciphering exactly what is seen on a patient’s image.When a radiologist can zoom in and enhance a picture—and do it almost instantly—a patient’s results can be determined immediately and with greater accuracy. In Kingston, the consolidation of the Fern Feldman Anolick Breast Center at Benedictine Hospital and The Greenspan Center for Women’s Health at Kingston Hospital is culminating in a new, state-of-the-art Center for Breast Health, to be located in the Thomas A. Dee Cancer Center on the Benedictine Hospital campus. Lead mammographer Gail Muench says that when the new center opens in the fall, the comprehensive program will include not only mammography and ulstrasound, but also breast MRI and breast specific gamma imaging (BSGI). Ultrasonography is an imaging technique using high-frequency sound waves that are sent through body tissue to produce an image—a sonogram— on a viewing screen. BSGI, a technology not currently offered in the region, involves injecting a nuclear contrast medicine into tissue, and is particularly useful in detecting cancers smaller than one centimeter. Mammography remains the first method of detection for breast cancers but

doesn’t always relay complete and clear diagnostic information. Ultrasonography, BSGI, and breast MRI, which shoots cross-sectional pictures behind the breast and deep into the chest wall, are all used for more complete auxiliary diagnoses. Muench and her associates are very pleased about soon having BSGI in their array of options. “Patients won’t have to wait the typical six-months for doctors to watch questionable lesions when deciding to biopsy or not,” says Muench. “There will be a learning curve for us, but it’s very exciting. That six-month wait was always a problem for us, and it’s very stressful for the patient.” Minimally Invasive Techniques Minimally invasive techniques in surgery requiring only very small incisions have begun to reach science fiction levels of wonder. Dr. Elisa Burns of Mount Kisco Medical Group reports how robotically assisted, laparoscopic surgery has altered gynecological treatments, offering patients less pain, a lower risk of infection, minimal scarring, decreased blood loss, and faster recovery times. “Patients who have undergone minimally invasive hysterectomies are now going home the day of or the day after surgery, and generally go back to work within one to two weeks,” Dr. Burns says. “We are now also performing minimally invasive surgery for endometrial cancers. At Northern Westchester Hospital, we use their da Vinci robot, a sophisticated and precise tool.” It has a 3-D, high-resolution video feature that provides better visualization of the robotic surgical process. Burns says that some cancer patients can undergo surgery one day and be released the next. Endovascular surgery is another minimally invasive technique performed by radiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons, accessing regions of the body via major blood vessels. Interventional radiology can be used to diagnose pathology by injecting a radio-opaque dye that can be seen on live X-ray or fluoroscopy, and to treat these with image-guided instruments like needles and catheters. Both are offered at MD Imaging/Valley Endovascular in Poughkeepsie, where trauma is minimized for patients of aortic aneurysms, atherosclerosis, vascular injury, and other coronary diseases, reducing both infection rates and recovery time, as well as shortening hospital stays. Dr. Gary Grossman, medical director at MD Imaging, describes how a 7/11 ChronograM medicine and healing 97

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catheter device inserted into a blood vessel that supplies an ailing or damaged organ can introduce chemotherapy or blood-blocking material directly. “For example, instead of undergoing major surgery for removal of a fibroid tumor, a patient has the option where we can actually put a catheter in the uterine artery and inject some material that will cause the fibroid to shrink, avoiding a traditional six-week recovery from hysterectomy. That can be done on an outpatient basis as well.” Transforming the Patient Experience Other kinds of technological advances are transforming patients’ experience of medical service in simple, but vastly improved, ways. As facilities are newly built or reconfigured, consideration for efficiency, safety, and patients’ emotional well-being are more often taken into consideration. At Benedictine Hospital, a member of Health Alliance of Hudson Valley, a new Pre-Surgical Testing Unit will provide all the tests required before surgery in one location, to accomplish health history reviews and physical exams in one visit. And the new Infusion Therapy Center, also located on the Benedictine campus, will provide chemotherapy, IV therapy, injections, blood product transfusions, and other outpatient therapeutic services, in 12 private and two semiprivate treatment areas, outfitted with flat screen TVs, comfortable recliners, free WiFi, and a patient nourishment station. The conversion to electronic patient medical record keeping is another way hospitals are utilizing new technologies. Dr. John Horiszny, president of the medical staff and director of the hospitalist program at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, talks about the multiphase project of digitizing patient information. “Before we went live with our current system, information about patients could be in many different places,” says Dr. Horiszny. “Their vital signs could be on a chart at bedside, their X-rays in the radiology department; reports from consultants, lab results, and microbiology results could all be on separate computer programs. This new system puts everything together, and physicians can look at a single page to access all the pertinent information for their patients.” Dr. Horiszny emphasizes that the system is internal to all Health Quest offices and is password protected, accessible only to doctors or others directly responsible for patients. At Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center in Newburgh, where electronic health records and patient information are also being implemented, the new building has more than three times as many exam rooms as the old one. Spokesman Ken Mackintosh reports that a wait-time study showed it used to take an average of 45 minutes for a patient to be put in direct contact with a nurse, primarily due to the dearth of exam rooms. By simply installing more rooms, patients receive faster attention in a more streamlined protocol. “In this environment, a ‘patient-centered medical home,’ a comprehensive array of medical needs is coordinated all in one setting, from primary care to follow-ups, referrals testing, dental care, and behavioral health care,” says Mackintosh. “As well as chemical dependency and substance abuse treatment services, we also provide full pharmacy and limited radiology services.” Greater Hudson holds triple designation as a federally qualified health center, a community health center, and a NYS-licensed diagnostic and treatment center. Mackintosh reiterates, “Just because you’re providing care for people without choice doesn’t mean they don’t deserve the best.” Innovations in medical technology seem to indicate a trend towards a more humane and empathetic experience. Compassionate, personalized care is seen to be a vital element in meeting individual needs, and, in fact, usually does so more efficiently.


Benedictine Hospital www.hahv.org/benedictinehospital Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center www.ghvfhc.org Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley www.hahv.org Health Quest www.health-quest.org Kingston Hospital www.hahv.org/kingstonhospital MD Imaging www.mdimagingny.com Mount Kisco Medical Group www.mkmg.com Northern Dutchess Hospital www.health-quest.org/home_nd.cfm?id=9 Northern Westchester Hospital www.nwhc.net Valley Endovascular www.endovasculartherapy.com

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PianoSummer presents three exceptional weeks of concerts, competitions, recitals, master classes, galas, and lectures; all open to the public.

July 9 PianoSummer Faculty Gala

Robert Roux, Phillip Kawin, Alexander Korsantia, Susan Starr, Paul Ostrovsky, Robert Hamilton, Vladimir Feltsman Works by Mozart, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Paganini-Liszt, Prokofiev, Scriabin

July 16 Robert Plano Recital

“I have watched him hold audiences in spellbound silence, then compel them to rocket out of their seats…he combines an almost supernatural range of sound and color with phenomenal musicianship, technique, and charisma.” - Paul Harvey Jr., Paul Harvey News Beethoven-Liszt, Symphony #2 in D major Liszt, From the 2nd Year of Pilgrimage – Italy

July 23 Jon Nakamatsu Recital

“Nakamatsu is a poet of the keyboard, a songful player who taps into the lyrical energy of a melodic line and spins it with the utmost sensitivity.” -Phil Greenfield, The Sun Rameau, Gavotte et 6 doubles (variations) from Suite in A minor Brahms, Sonata #1 in C major, Op 1 Liszt, 3 Sonetti del Petrarca: Liszt, “Apres une lecture de Dante” Fantasia quasi Sonata

July 29 Symphony Gala with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic

Mozart, “Marriage of Figaro” Overture Piano Concerto – performed by the winner of the Jacob Flier Piano Competition Elgar, “Enigma Variations”

Visit www.newpaltz.edu/piano for a complete listing of festival and institute events.

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Operas: HMS Pinafore Sara Chang

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Estelle Bajou and Rita Rehn star in the world premiere of "Jackass Flats" at the Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville this month.

Destination Revelation It’s almost five o’clock in the morning, Valentine’s Day, 1952. A worldly-wise housewife, her young daughter, and her recently married sister-in-law are driving through Las Vegas. Just hours before, the mother, Kay (Rita Rehn), was excited to give her daughter, Lana Dee (Amelia Rose Allen), a gift she would never forget—driving to a place called Jackass Flats in Mercury, Nevada. But the sister-in-law, Virginia “Ginny” (Estelle Bajou), a Mormon country girl from Utah, unexpectedly drops in during the middle of the night, inviting herself on the road trip. Although the two women’s views on life clash throughout their journey, the three generations in the car get to their destination just in time to come together and witness an important turning point in the American evolution. “Jackass Flats” will run through July 10 at Ellenville’s Shadowland Theatre in its premiere production. Seventeen years after writing the first draft of “Jackass Flats,” Napanoch-based couple C. C. Loveheart and John Simon completed the play. While still in the making, “Jackass Flats” was the winner of the Maxwell Anderson Award for best unproduced play of 1997. The play dives into the development of a motherdaughter relationship with a gambling and philandering husband and father. Actor/writer/director Loveheart, who has appeared on television shows like “Law and Order” and “One Life to Live,” began writing the story in 1995. Her husband, veteran music producer Simon, who has worked with musicians like The Band, jumped on as coauthor two years later. The play is somewhat autobiographical; Kay is loosely modeled on Loveheart’s mother, a tough cookie but a well-respected homemaker who put family above everything. Loveheart also filters in her own Las Vegas experiences through nine-year-old tomboy Lana Dee.

Kay and Ginny are the classic odd couple whose mismatched experiences create the play’s comic tension. As 19-year-old Ginny tries to hold onto her Mormon moral perspective, she turns to Kay, a 40-year-old Vegas veteran, for guidance as she faces her new lifestyle and the unfamiliar world she married into. Both Kay and Ginny question their marriages and their husbands’ loyalty; Ginny realizes that even her values have contradictions; Lana Dee learns what the real world is all about. Jackass Flats is a place of revelation for the three, where through love and survival, they discover more about themselves. Although the men are spoken about, they are merely background noise in the play. The only other “character” present is the radio that plays cigarette advertisements and 1950s hits like “Tennessee Waltz.” According to Brendan Burke, Shadowland’s artistic director and the director of the play, “Jackass Flats” is an innovative ensemble piece for women. “It’s got three great women’s roles. It’s difficult to find shows with roles that women can really enjoy and explore. That was a major priority while looking for a piece.” The play, in a truncated form, was read at Shadowland’s Ulster County Playwright Festival in 2009. Now, it’s finally ready for its first full run. “I think it’s a great play that could eventually be published and have a life beyond here,” says Burke. “Jackass Flats” will be staged through July 10 at the Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm, $30; Sunday, 2pm, $25. Senior and Student Discount, $2. (845) 647-5511; www.shadowlandtheatre.org. —Zan Strumfeld

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FREE PUBLIC EVENTS Wappinger Creek Week Discovery Hike Thursday, July 7th at 5:00 p.m. This family-friendly interpretive walk along Wappinger Creek will engage children and adults in hands-on activities. Explore a wetland habitat and sample macroinvertebrates. Reservations are required.

Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming Friday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m. Climatologist Michael Mann will discuss how climate change will influence the world we live in, from sea level rise and severe weather, to changes in freshwater availability.


Kevin Cahill / NY State Assembly Mike D’Arcy / Kingston Nbhd. Watch Elizabeth Hare / ReadyCollective Tom Hoffay / Kingston Alderman Ivan Lajara / Daily Freeman Brian Mahoney / Chronogram

An Environmental Vision for the Future Friday, August 26th at 7:00 p.m. A lecture by Peter Kareiva, chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy. Kareiva will talk about how to quantify nature’s assets and how to move conservation from a special interest to the people’s choice. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies • 2801 Sharon Turnpike • Millbrook • N.Y.

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FRIDAY 1 JULY Body / Mind / Spirit Anusara Yoga Class 9:30am. $15-$17. Vikasa on the Hudson Yoga Studio, Cold Spring. (914) 588-8166. Private Angelic Channeling 11:30am. $125. Mirabai Books, Woodstock. 679-2100. Prenatal Yoga 6pm-7:15pm. $18. The Yoga Way, Wappingers Falls. 227-3223. Zumba 7pm. $5. Roundout Valley Resort, Accord. jenniferlee1433@aol.com.

Classes Tango New Paltz Beginners 6pm, intermediate 7pm, practica 8pm. $15/$50 4-part series. The Living Seed Yoga & Holistic Center, New Paltz. 256-0114.

Dance Dancing Under the Stars 8pm. Music by Alan Thompson's Little Big Band. Lesson at 7:30pm. $10/$8. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

Events Chatham Farmers Market 4pm-7pm. Chatham Real Food Market Co-op, Chatham. (518) 392-3353.

Alex Wood: Acrylic 5pm-8pm. Duck Pond Gallery, Port Ewen. 338-5580. Oasis II 5pm-8pm. Paintings by Deirdre Leber. ASK Arts Center, Kingston. 338-0331. Impressions and Reflections 5:30pm-7pm. Paintings by Suzanne C. Ouellette. Hammertown, Rhinebeck. 876-145. Christie Scheele: Fullness of Time: Celebrating a Twelve-Year Gallery Partnership 8pm-10pm. Albert Shahinian Fine Arts Upstairs, Rhinebeck. 505-6040.

Body / Mind / Spirit Zumba 10am. $10. Rosendale Recreation Center, Rosendale. jenniferlee1433@aol.com. Psychic Saturday 12pm-5pm. With Suzy Meszoly and Adam Bernstein. $30/20 minutes. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650. Supply and Demand 2pm-3pm. Breast pump info session. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952.

Aston Magna 8pm. Lecture at 7pm. $30/$25 seniors/$90 series. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7887. Phoenicia Phirst Phriday 8pm. Featuring We Are One and Sarah Bowman, followed by open mike. $3. Arts Upstairs, Phoenicia. 688-2142. The New Swing Sextet 8pm. Live @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart 8pm. $15. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048. High Irons 8:30pm. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300.

A Chorus Line 8pm. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101. Community Playback Theatre 8pm. Improvisations of audience stories. $8. Community Playback Theatre, Highland. 691-4118. Jackass Flats 8pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511. Preview: Hamlet 8pm. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. $30/$25.50 seniors and students/$21 children. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Garrison. 265-9575.

Workshops Family: Artmaking with Nina Katchadourian Call for times. $600/$375. Millay Colony, Austerlitz. (518) 392-4144.

The Saturday Night Bluegrass Band 8pm. $10. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048. Maryse Smith 8pm. $5. The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006.

Danny Maseng, Jewish scholar, playwright, and composer, presents a workshop connecting ideas of love, humanity, God, and violence. Traveling the world to spread his knowledge of Judaism, Maseng will stop in Kingston to talk about and explore these subjects by looking at sacred texts, songs, and poetry, as well as leading communal singing. Bruce Chilton, professor of religion at Bard College, Unitarian/Universalist Congregation in Kingston’s Reverend Dr. Jan Carlsson-Bull, St. Gregory’s Reverend Gigi Conner, and others will conclude the workshop with a “Turning Toward Peace Circle.” General admission, $36; reserved seating, $55. July 9. 2-5pm. Temple Emanuel. www.fertileheart.com.

The River Jazz/Blue Belles 7:30pm. Fundraiser Concert for Wall Street Jazz Festival. $15/children free. Beahive Kingston, Kingston.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Winnakee Land Trust Fundraiser 7:30pm. $50. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

Breakaway with Robin Baker 8pm. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699.

God, Love, and Violence: A Mystical Journey of Healing

The Greyhounds Call for times. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277.

Margaret and Craig Call for times. Inside Look Play workshops (semi-staged workshops). Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

Hugh Brodie & The Cosmic Ensemble 8pm. Live @ The Falcon, Marlboro.

The Holmes Brothers 8:30pm. Blues. Unison Arts and Learning Cent, New Paltz. 255-1559.


F2M Call for times. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5902.

Rosetta Watts 7:30pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

Zumba with Alicia 10am-11:30am. Cornell St. Studios, Kingston. 331-0191.

Kids Yoga 4:30pm-5:30pm. $16.50. The Yoga Way, Wappingers Falls. 227-3223.


Chris Webby and DJ Styles 7pm. The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie. 486-0223.



The Outpatients 9pm. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.

The Big Band Sound 7pm. Summer Sunset Concert Series sponsored by Millbrook Arts Group. Thorne Building, Millbrook. www.millbrookartsgroup.org.

The 2011 Woodstock Beat 8pm. Benefit concert for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217.

Gardiner Greenmarket 4pm. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. www.townofgardiner.org/GREENMARKET.cfm.

Glen David Andrews and Band 9pm. New Orleans Hell's-a-Fire dance all night. Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

Teri Roiger & John Menegon 5pm-7pm. Jazz. Bread Alone Cafe, Rhinebeck. 876-3108.

Dance Freestyle Frolic 8:30pm-2am. Barefoot, smoke, drug and alcohol free. $7/$3 teens and seniors. Center for Symbolic Studies, Tillson. www.freestylefrolic.org.

Back to the Garden 1969 8:30pm. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300. Off Hour Rockers 8:30pm. Gloria's Grill, New Windsor. 565-4870.


Don Byron New Gospel Quintet 9pm. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

Meet the Animals Tour Call for times. 90-minute tour and talk. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties. 336-8447.

The Brian Wilson Shock Treatment 9pm. With Spiv UK and Armedalite Rifles. $5. Market Market Cafe, Rosendale. 658-3164.

Kingston Farmers' Market 9am-2pm. Featuring Crafts on John Street. Kingston Farmers' Market, Uptown Kingston. 853-8512.

The Myles Mancuso Band 9:30pm. 12 Grape Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

Pakatakan Farmers' Market 9am-2pm. Round Barn, Halcottsville. 586-3326.

Reddan Brothers Band 9:30pm. Rock. National Hotel Bar and Grill, Montgomery. 457-1123.

Millerton Farmers' Market 9am-1pm. Local food, music, demos. Dutchess Avenue and Main Street, Millerton. (518) 789-4259. Pine Island Black Dirt Farmers Market 10am-2pm. Pine Island Town Park, Pine Island. www.pineislandny.com. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: A Day at the Farm 11am-4pm. Learn more about the animals who have been given a second chance at life. $10/$5 children. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Willow. 679-5955. Bing Bang Boing Festival 11am-4pm. Family friendly matinee event. Historic Warehouse, Catskill. (518) 943-3400. Those Two Guys 7:30pm. Fusion of technical skill with wild imagination to create mind-boggling slapstick humor. $25/$20 members/$10 children. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.


DJ Aoiki Keoki 10pm-4am. Orient Ultra Lounge, Poughkeepsie. 337-3546.

The Outdoors Balsam Mountain Hike Call for times. Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville. 985-2291 ext. 205.

Spoken Word Chronogram Open Word 7pm. Poetry/prose/performance event. Beahive, Kingston. 246-8565.

Theater A Chorus Line 8pm. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101.

Toni Brown Band Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 8pm. $24/$22 seniors and children. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

Oil Paintings and Etchings by Robert Axelrod 3pm-6pm. Long Year Gallery, Margaretville. 586-3270.

Mary Miller Call for times. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277.

Jackass Flats 8pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511.

New York Comic Book Art Show 3pm-6pm. Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham. (518) 392-2250.

Professor Louie and The Cromatix Call for times. The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

New Works by Jenny Fowler, Jessica Poser, and Mau Schoettle 5pm-7pm. Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston. www.kmoca.org.

Woodstock Concert on the Green 1pm-6pm. Mr. Roper, The Gary K Band, Beki Brindle, Peter Head, Paul McMahon, The The Band Band. Woodstock Village Green, Woodstock. 679-3224.


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SUNDAY 3 JULY Body / Mind / Spirit CoSMic Yoga with Elizabeth 11am-12:15pm. $12. Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Wappingers Falls.

Events Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: A Day at the Farm 11am-4pm. Learn more about the animals who have been given a second chance at life. $10/$5 children. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Willow. 679-5955. Cold Spring Village Community Day Parade 2pm. Garrison Art Center, Garrison. 424-3960. Ultimate Frisbee Casual Pickup Games 3pm. Ages 10 and up. Comeau Property, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org. Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association Test 5:30pm. Moriello Park, New Paltz. www.minnewaskaswimmers.org.

Kids DROP TV Summer 2011 Production 10am-5pm. Learn the media production skills to create and produce DROP TV, an award–winning, show. Children's Media Project, Poughkeepsie. 485-4480. Color Splash: Art For Kids 11:15am-12pm. Ages 9 months to 4 years. $72 series + materials fee. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Parent/Child Sewing Class 12:30pm-1:30pm. Through July 31. $72 series. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952. Celebrate Independence Day Children's Program 1:30pm. See the Revolution through the eyes of a Continental soldier. $8/$ seniors/$4 children. Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon. 831-8172.

Music Reddan Brothers Band 3pm. Rock. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240. Melissa Frabotta 6pm. Acoustic. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Lugwrench 7:30pm. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300. Don Byron New Gospel Quintet 8pm. Featuring DK. Live @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Elly Wininger and Dave Kearney 8pm. Harmony, Woodstock. 679-7760. The Lucky Five 8pm. Swing. Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Tony Bennett 8pm. With special guests The Belle Brigade. $25-$77. Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. (800) 942-6904 ext. 344.

Spoken Word Improv Nation 8pm. Troupe of A&W improvisers directed by Denny Dillon. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217.

Theater Jackass Flats 2pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511. A Chorus Line 2pm. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 3pm. $24/$22 seniors and children. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

MONDAY 4 JULY Body / Mind / Spirit Active Seniors Program 9am-10am. $1.50. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469. Prenatal Yoga 4pm-5:15pm. $90 6 weeks/$15 class. Bliss Yoga Center, Woodstock. 679-8700. Women's Healing Circle 6:30pm-8pm. With Adrienne DeSalvo. $10. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650. Zumba 6:30pm. $10. MaMa, Stone Ridge. jenniferlee1433@aol.com. Community Yoga 8pm. Designed for beginners or those looking for a more relaxed evening practice. Ashtanga Yoga of New Paltz, New Paltz. 430-7402.

Classes Argentine Tango Tango Basics: 6pm-7pm, Intermediate: 7pm-8pm, Hudson. (518) 537-2589.

Events Independence Day 10am-4pm. A day of Revolutionary War activities. Knox's Headquarters, New Windsor. 561-5498. The Grand Celebration: The Red, White and Blue Pageant 12pm. Parade, trivia and more. Washington's Headquarters, Newburgh. 562-1195. Korean BBQ Night 6pm. $15. Bull and Buddha, Poughkeepsie. 337-4848. Poker Nights 7pm-10pm. Bull and Buddha, Poughkeepsie. 337-4848.

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Oil Tank Map of the World by Cal Lane is being exhibited as part of the "Current" exhibit, Garrison Art Center's annual sculpture show at Boscobel through October 10.

Memory of a Sphere “We wanted to take art outside of our own four walls,” says Carinda Swann, director of the Garrison Art Center. She is speaking of “Current,” the center’s sixth survey of contemporary sculpture, at Boscobel in Garrison. The show runs until October 10. Completed in 1808, Boscobel has one of the great Hudson River views—looking out on West Point and Constitution Island. Its house is considered a premier example of Federal architecture. The grounds comprise 45 acres. “A lot of people questioned it initially: ‘What do you mean you’re going to put modern sculpture on the grounds of Boscobel?’ But it’s been a happy marriage. People love it,” observes Swann. Walking through Boscobel’s lawns and gardens, visitors stumble upon artworks unexpectedly, as if upon trysting lovers. Serendipity improves art; in a sense, serendipity is art. “For the artists in our show, it’s fantastic exposure, because probably 40,000 to 50,000 people come through there in the summer,” notes Swann. As a nod to the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, which is held at Boscobel, Judy Sigunick created two ceramic portraits of Shakespearean heroes: Viola and Cesario from “Twelfth Night.” In fact, the two characters are one: Viola adopts the guise of a boy, and the name Cesario, after being shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria. “They stand and welcome people as they enter the rose garden,” explains Swann. Al Landzberg’s Double Cee is a minimal steel work that—as the title hints—looks like two letter Cs joined together. Both ends are pointed, suggesting the horns of a bull. It’s a miniature treatise on symmetry, reposing beneath a low tree. Martha Posner sculpted 15 site-specific dancers out of twisted honeysuckle vines.

The larger-than-life figures prance by a pond, beneath a stand of birches. The Garrison Art Center has been pursuing Cal Lane for several years. The reclusive sculptor carves lacy patterns into found metal materials, such as shovels, wheelbarrows and dumpsters, with a welding torch. “Current” includes her oil tank with a map of the world incised into it. Lane has said she feels like a “guilty bystander” while our nation fights wars for oil. She recently received a commission to cut a pattern into a 62-foot submarine, in Tivat, Montenegro. Spheres by Grace Knowlton resembles five deflated soccer balls, made of steel and copper. The pieces sit near a tall geyserlike fountain. Spheres has a profound silliness. The title is ironic; Knowlton often uses the motif of the crushed sphere. In fact, absent spheres recur in the show. Cal Lane represents the earth as a flattened map. Balance at 45 by Alex Kveton is like a red stylized hand holding an absent sphere. Mother and Child by Jennie M. Currie implies that the Earth is the daughter of the sun—two spheres (though both represented by circles). Posner’s dancers—might they be playing ball? If I were titling the show, I’d be tempted to choose “Memory of a Sphere.” All the sculptures are for sale, with proceeds going to the Gillette Scholarship Fund, which allows any adult or child in need to attend classes at the Garrison Art Center. Each summer, the organization offers a three-week program for young children, then another three weeks for high school students. Both programs focus on the visual arts. “Current” will be exhibited at Boscobel, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, until October 10. (845) 265-3638; www.garrisonartcenter.org. —Sparrow

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Jermaine Paul CD Release Show Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.

Picasso Kids: Beach Explorers 3-5 years 10:45am-11:30am. $65 series/$15 drop-in. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952.

Ultimate Frisbee Casual Pickup Games 5:30pm. Ages 10 and up. Comeau Property, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org.

Chatham Farmers Market 4pm-7pm. Chatham Real Food Market Co-op, Chatham. (518) 392-3353.

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5pm-6pm. Ages 5-12. Inner Light Health Spa, Hyde Park. 229-9998.

Move with Me: 8- 18 months 12:15pm-1pm. $72 series/$15 drop-in. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952.

Gardiner Greenmarket 4pm. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. www.townofgardiner.org/GREENMARKET.cfm.

Art Life Drawing Sessions 7:30pm-9:30pm. $13/$10 members/$48/$36 members series. Unison Arts & Learning Center, New Paltz. 255-1559.

Body / Mind / Spirit Spirit Guide Readings 12pm-6pm. Psychic Medium Adam Bernstein. $40/$75. Mirabai Books, Woodstock. 679-2100. Pounds Off Weight Loss Group 7pm-8pm. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

Music Kids' Open Mike 7pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. 7pm. $5. The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006.


Belly Dance with Barushka 7pm-8:30pm. Open Space, Rosendale. (917) 232-3623.

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Events Benefit for the Bridges of New York Transitional Services of Orange County Call for times. Featuring The California Guitar Trio. The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. Ultimate Frisbee Casual Pickup Games 12:30pm. Ages 10 and up. Comeau Property, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org. Solopreneurs Sounding Board 6:30pm. Advisory board meets group therapy for your work. $10/members free. Beahive, Beacon. 418-3731.

Film The Band's Visit 8:30pm. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

Kids Dutchess Arts Camp Call for times. Ages 4-14. Through Aug 5. Poughkeepsie Day School, Poughkeepsie. www.millstreetloft.org. The Art of Summer Series: 1-3yo 9:30am-10:15am. 4 week series. $50. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Children's Summer Camps and Teen Classes 10am-3pm. Through August. Check website for specific camps and classes. Wallkill River School and Art Gallery, Montgomery. 457-ARTS.

Music High Frequency Channeling: Archangel Metatron and Master Teachers 7pm-8:30pm. With Suzy Mezoly. $20. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. Blues & Dance with Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fi's 7pm. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699. California Guitar Trio 7pm. $40. The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. Community Music Night 8pm-9:45pm. Six local singer-songwriters. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048.

Workshops Advanced Channeling Practice Sessions 7pm-9pm. $20/$15. Mirabai Books, Woodstock. 679-2100.

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Mother/Daughter Belly Dancing Class 7:30pm. $20/4 weeks $69/mother daughter $118. Casperkill Rec Center, Poughkeepsie. (914) 874-4541.

Discover Ancient Greece: King Midas or All That Glitters is not Gold 1pm. Kingston Library, Kingston. 331-0507.

Call for times. International art fair. Marion Royael Gallery, Beacon. www.marionroyaelgallery.com.

Talking Machine Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.


Chris Neumann and Simple Machines 8pm. Folk. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

Earth, River, Sky 5pm-7pm. Landscape paintings of the Hudson Valley by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams. Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie. 454-4500.

Patrick Murphy McDowell 8:30pm. Blues, rock, jazz. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

Bridge Music

Broadway Benefit for The Belleayre Music Festival and Roxbury Arts Group 8pm. $150. Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. (800) 942-6904 ext. 344. Leo & the Lizards 8pm. Rock. Gail's Place, Newburgh. 567-1414. Hot Club of Cowtown 8pm. $15. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048.

Life Drawing Sessions 7:30pm-9:30pm. $13/$10 members/$48/$36 members series. Unison Arts & Learning Center, New Paltz. 255-1559.

Body / Mind / Spirit Astrological Readings Call for times. Astrologer Alexander Mallon. $90. Mirabai Books, Woodstock. 679-2100. Active Seniors Program 9am-10am. $1.50. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469. Feldenkrais 11am-12pm. Mountainview Studio, Woodstock. 679-0901. Mama's Group with Breastfeeding Support 11:30am-1pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952.

Buckwheat Zydeco 8:30pm. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300. David Kraai & Amy Laber 8:30pm. Classic rock. Rock City Live, Woodstock. Peter Sando 8:30pm. American Glory, Hudson. (518) 822-1234. Miss Angie's Karaoke 9pm. The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

Dave Mason with Alex Drizos 9pm. $40. The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

The Outdoors

Sonny Landreth and Trio 9pm. Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. (518) 828-4800.

Pith in For Parks 5:30pm-8pm. Work on Mount Beacon's White Trail. Mount Beacon, Beacon. 473-4440.

Theater Wuthering 6pm. Apprentice Company Productions. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. 437-7745. A Chorus Line 8pm. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101. Jackass Flats 8pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511. Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

Body / Mind / Spirit

Hypnosis for Working Mothers and Mothers-to-be 6:30pm-8:30pm. $40. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952.

Medical Intuitive Connection 6:30pm-8:30pm. With Darlene Van de Grift. $20. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.

Zumba Fitness Class 6:30pm. $7. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

Zumba 7pm. $5. Roundout Valley Resort, Accord. jenniferlee1433@aol.com.

Gathering with Clark Strand 6:30pm-9pm. Weekly meeting & conversation on excess and green living in the Mind Body Spirit. $10. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.


Woodstock Farm Festival 3:30pm-8pm. Farmers Market, children's activities, food by local chefs, live music, entertainment. Maple Lane, Woodstock. www.woodstockfarmfestival.com. Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association Test 5:30pm. Minnewaska State Park and Preserve, New Paltz. www.minnewaskaswimmers.org.

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Doug Munro, Jerry Z & Mike Clark 7pm. Opening Nina Sheldon. Live @ The Falcon, Marlboro.

Brian Dewan 8pm. $5. The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006.

Prenatal Yoga 6pm-7:15pm. $80 6 weeks/$15 class. Jai Ma Yoga Center, New Paltz. 256-0465.


Todd Mack and Caroline Mack Call for times. Gypsy Joint, Great Barrington. (413) 644-8811.

Aston Magna 8pm. Lecture at 7pm. $30/$25 seniors/$90 series. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7887.

Mama's Group with Breastfeeding Support 1:30pm-3pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952.

Wondrous Watercolors with Fran Sutherland 2pm-5pm. Weekly through July 20. $140/$120 members. Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie. 471-2550.

4 Guys in Disguise Call for times. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277.

Magnets 7:30pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

Yoga at the Pavilion 6pm-7:15pm. $115 series/$15 class/$90 series members/ $12 class members. Mohonk Preserve, Gardiner. 255-0919.

Hudson Valley in Watercolor 9am-Friday, July 8, 4pm. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388.

The Deadbeats Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.

Helen Avakian 7:30pm. Acoustic. $10/$8 students, seniors and members. Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. 831-4988.

Zumba 6pm. $10. MaMa, Stone Ridge. jenniferlee1433@aol.com.

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting 9am-1pm. Weekly through July 20. $180/$160 members. Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie. 471-2550.


The Hot Rod Band 6:30pm-8:30pm. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287.

The Metaphysical Center Interfaith Worship Service 11:30am. Interfaith/metaphysical prayer, meditation, lecture. Guardian Building, Poughkeepsie. 471-4993.


3rd Annual Midsummer Night of Music and Dance 7pm. Featuring Liron Peled of Raquy and the Cavemen. $10. Studio 208, Cornwall-on-Hudson. 534-1208.

Music Together Babies Only: Birth - 9mo 9:30am-10:15am. Weekly series. $145. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952.

The Lindsey Webster Band 8pm. Motown/R&B. Bull and Buddha, Poughkeepsie. 337-4848.

In 2009, Beacon resident and composer Joseph Bertolozzi created Bridge Music, a percussion suite made from the clanks and clatters of Bertolozzi striking hammers and other objects against the Mid-Hudson Bridge. Speakers mounted at two listening stations along the bridge’s pedestrian walkway broadcast Bertolozzi’s compositions through October 31. You can listen to Bridge Music year-round on 95.3FM in Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie and Johnson-Iorio Park, Highland. Free and open to public. www.josephbertolozzi.com.

Book Reading and Yoga As Muse Experience 6:30pm. With Catherine Holm, Bhavi Rivais, and Tanya Robie. Inquiring Mind Bookstore, New Paltz. 255-8300.

Acoustic Thursdays with Kurt Henry 6pm. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699.





Tango New Paltz Beginners 6pm, intermediate 7pm, practica 8pm. $15/$50 4-part series. The Living Seed Yoga & Holistic Center, New Paltz. 256-0114.

Theater Nightingale Call for times. Martel Musical workshops concert readings of works-in-progress. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599. A Midsummer Night's Dream 6pm. Apprentice Company Productions. Outdoor Ampitheater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5902. Berkshire Playwrights Lab 7:30pm. Edith: by Kelly Masterson. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 528-0100. A Chorus Line 8pm. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101. Jackass Flats 8pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511. Forever Plaid 8pm. $25. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 8pm. $24/$22 seniors and children. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. The 39 Steps 8pm. River Valley Rep Theatre. $30/$25. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 575-3000 ext. 7507.

SATURDAY 9 JULY Art Artist Walk-Throughs of Palermo Retrospective 2pm. Josiah McElheny. Dia: Beacon, Beacon. 440-0100.

Simplifying the Landscape 9am-4pm. Weekly through July 28. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388.

Photographing the Nude in the Landscape 1pm-5pm. Weekly through July 29. $230/$210members +$80 model fee. Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie. 471-2550.

The Reactive Photographer 11am-2pm. Weekly through July 28. $180/$160 members. Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie. 471-2550.


Collages and Assemblages 3pm-5pm. Jayne Feinberg Stuecklen. The Small Gallery at Valley Artisans Market, Cambridge. (518) 677-2765.


Dancing Under the Stars 8pm. Music by Alan Thompson's Little Big Band. Lesson at 7:30pm. $10/$8. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

First Annual Small Works Art Auction 4pm-5:30pm. 100 works of art will be on auction, each 6 x 8 inches. 12 Market Street, Ellenville. 210-4416.

Tero Saarinen Company Triple Play 8pm. BardSummerscape opening event. $20-$55. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

Tero Saarinen Company Triple Play 8pm. BardSummerscape opening event. $20-$55. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

New Works by Steve Blumenthal and Elizabeth Ocskay 5pm-7pm. Wallkill River School and Art Gallery, Montgomery. 457-ARTS.

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Photography of Egypt/Eternal Light 5pm-7pm. Sarite Sanders, with paintings by Adah Frank. Oriole 9, Woodstock. 679-8117. Big Wide World. 5pm-7pm. Juried group show of multi-media works GCCA Catskill Gallery, Catskill. (518) 943-3400. Leah Macdonald: Soliloquy 5pm-7pm. Galerie BMG, Woodstock. 679-0027. Productive Steps 5pm-11pm. Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper. 688-9893. Sympathy for the Devil 6pm-9pm. John D Wolf and son, John A Wolf. Wolfgang Gallery, Montgomery. 769-7446. Architecture Omi Season Opening 6:30pm. Omi International Arts Center, Ghent. (518) 392-4568.

Body / Mind / Spirit Energy Cultivation, Body Preparation and Shaping for Healing and Personal Power 1am-5pm. Hawks Brother Kirouana Paddaquahum. $65. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650. Zumba 10am. $10. Rosendale Recreation Center, Rosendale. jenniferlee1433@aol.com. Reflexology 10am-4:30pm. 45 minute sessions with Lorraine Hughes. $45. Inner Light Health Spa, Hyde Park. 229-9998.

Book Launch: The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meat 3pm-6pm. Pig roast, games, live music, other food vendors, and childrens' activities. John Street, Kingston. 338-6666.

Diana Jones 8pm. $10. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048.

Filmmaker and Performance Artist Barbara Hammer 5pm. Showing clips and reading from her memoir. $10/$5 members. Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock. 679-2940.

New York Uproar 9:30pm. Souls, blues. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

Beahive Barks: Beacon Dog Park Fundraiser 8pm-11pm. Beahive, Beacon. 418-3731.

Film The General and Dog Shy 7pm-9pm. Silent comedies with live piano accompaniment. Crandell Theatre, Chatham. (518) 766-5892.


Splash! Family Style Class 11:30am-12:30pm. Birth to 7 years. Play instruments, dance together, share and sing. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952.

Alla Prima Portrait 9am-Sunday, July 10, 4pm. $215. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388. Zumba with Alicia 10am-11:30am. Cornell St. Studios, Kingston. 331-0191.

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Classical Guitarist Jason Vieaux Call for times. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217.

Walking Tour of Port Ewen Call for times. Anne Gordon. Town of Esopus Public Library, Port Ewen. 338-5580.

Dale Fisher Call for times. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277.

Meet the Animals Tour Call for times. 90-minute tour and talk. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties. 336-8447.

Lick the Road Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.

Kingston Farmers' Market 9am-2pm. Featuring The Healthy Eating Series, preserving fruits. Kingston Farmers' Market, Uptown Kingston. 853-8512. Pakatakan Farmers' Market 9am-2pm. Round Barn, Halcottsville. 586-3326. Millerton Farmers' Market 9am-1pm. Local food, music, demos. Dutchess Avenue and Main Street, Millerton. (518) 789-4259. Pine Island Black Dirt Farmers Market 10am-2pm. Pine Island Town Park, Pine Island. www.pineislandny.com. Woodstock Arts Board Garden Tour 10am-4pm. 8 gardens, 3 mini-lectures, light luncheon in the gardens, to benefit the new Woodstock Playhouse. $40. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101. Historic Hurley's 61st Annual Stone Houle Day 10am-4pm. Guides, re-enactments, organ recitals, chef demos, children's activities. $15/$12 students and seniors/$2 children 5-12. Hurley Reformed Church, Hurley. 331-4121. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: A Day at the Farm 11am-4pm. Learn more about the animals who have been given a second chance at life. $10/$5 children. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Willow. 679-5955. Long Dock Park Celebration with Uncle Rock 1pm. Also, Arm-Of-The-Sea Theater, The Big Takeover, WeMustBe . Long Dock Park, Beacon. www.beaconcitizen.com.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream 6pm. Apprentice Company Productions. Outdoor Ampitheater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5902.

Jackass Flats 8pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 8pm. $24/$22 seniors and children. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

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Union Cyclist International Mountain Bike World Cup Call for times. Windham Mountain, Windham. (518) 734-4300.

Artist Talk: Richard Bosman 4pm. Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock. 679-2079.

The Adventures of Mr. Toad 11am. Hampstead Stage Company. $9/$7 children. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

New Moon VortexHealing Group Session 6pm-7:30pm. $20. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock 679-5650.

29th Annual DeLisio Memorial Golf Tournament Call for times. Benefits the Special Olympics of New York, Hudson Valley Region. $105. Woodstock Golf Club, Woodstock. www.woodstockgolf.com.

Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival Reading 2pm. Featuring Poets Allen Fischer and Barbara Ungar. The Colony Cafe, Woodstock. 679-5342.

A Chorus Line 8pm. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101.

God, Love and Violence: A Mystical Journey of Healing 2pm-5pm. With Danny Maseng. Workshop/music/ritual. $36/$55. Temple Emanuel, Kingston. 338-8131.

Tero Saarinen Company Triple Play 8pm. BardSummerscape opening event. $20-$55. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

Spoken Word


Babywearing Bonanza 2pm-3pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952.

Berkshire Dance Collective: Cultivating Community through Music and Dance 7:30pm-11pm. Guided warm up followed by free-form dancing to DJ'd music. Sruti Berkshire Yoga Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 329-4933.

Vixen Dogs Band 10pm. Dance music. Pawling Tavern, Pawling. 855-9141.

Baby Splash! Development Through Music: Birth-18 months 10:30am-11:15am. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952.

Introductory Orientation Workshop 11:30am-1:30pm. Postures, breath, and relaxation, along with an overview of classical yoga practice. $15. The Yoga Way, Wappingers Falls. 227-3223.

Woodstock Diamond Dance Festival 7pm. $12. Woodstock Diamond Sokolow Dance Theater, Woodstock. 679-7757.

Kevin Crane Band 8:30pm. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300.

The Distant Boys 1pm. Contemporary. $5. Northeast-Millerton Library, Millerton. (518) 789-3340. Judi Silvano and Friends 5pm-7pm. Jazz. Bread Alone Cafe, Rhinebeck. 876-3108. John Street Jam 7:30pm-10pm. Caleb Hawley, Barnaby Bright, James Krueger, Jenee Halstead, Attila Vural, Matt Singer, Zach Hurd, Joanna Chapman-Smith. $5. John Street Jam at the Dutch Arms Chapel, Saugerties. johnstjam.net. Lisa Lipkin 7:30pm. Acoustic. BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Library Jam 3 Benefit Concert 7:30pm. Fundraising benefit for the 2011 Music in the Annex Concert Series. $5. Northeast-Millerton Library, Millerton. (518) 789-3340. Tommy Tune in Steps in Time with the Manhattan Rhythm Kings 8pm. $25-$66. Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. (800) 942-6904 ext. 344. James Krueger 8pm-9:30pm. Hyde Park Library Annex, Hyde Park, 229-7791. Marilyn Crispell 8pm. $12. Colony Cafe, Woodstock. 679-5342. Soul Purpose 8pm. Motown. $20. Rosendale Theater, Rosendale. 658-8989.

Through the end of August, leading contemporary artists will create and present new works in this fourth annual festival. Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains, MTA will exhibit a variety of art, including theatre, music, and dance. Brian Rogers/ The Chocolate Factory Theater’s Hot Box on Saturday, July 23 takes an avant-garde cinematic experience into the dance idiom. Inspired by movies like Apocalypse Now, this piece uses a vocabulary of pans, zooms, and cuts for a loud and violent show choreographed for three performers. Every Friday night during the festival a Food for the Arts Barbecue will feature performances and music along with food from MTA’s organic garden. $20 per show. $95, season tickets. July 9 through August 21. Mt. Tremper. (845) 688-9893; www.mounttremperarts.org. Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. Forever Plaid 8pm. $25. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287.

Workshops Painting Outside the Lines 9:30am-Sunday, July 10, 5pm. Art-making workshop with Melissa Harris. $225. Melissa Harris Art Studio, Hurley. 340-9632. The Poet's Tool-Box: Figures of Speech and Thought 10am-12pm. Weekly through August 27. $150. College of Poetry, Warwick. 294-8085. Kiln Workshop with Eileen Sackman 12pm-5pm. Saturday Ceramics Workshop Series. $85/$65 members. Barrett Clay Works, Poughkeepsie. 471-2550. Writing from the Heart: How Personal is Too Personal 1:30pm-3:30pm. Weekly through August 27. $150. College of Poetry, Warwick. 294-8085. Do You Know Which Body You're In? 7pm-9pm. $20/$15. Mirabai Books, Woodstock. 679-2100.

SUNDAY 10 JULY Body / Mind / Spirit

Events Open Horse & Pony Show Call for times. Woodstock Riding Club, Woodstock. 657-8005. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: A Day at the Farm 11am-4pm. Learn more about the animals who have been given a second chance at life. $10/$5 children. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Willow. 679-5955. Hudson Valley Young Artist Talent Search 12:30pm. $7/$5 17 and under. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300. 8th Annual Sawyer Motor Car Show 1pm-6pm. With live music. Saugerties. 246-3412. Living History Performance 1:30pm. $9/$7/$5. Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon. 831-8172. Ultimate Frisbee Casual Pickup Games 3pm. Ages 10 and up. Comeau Property, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org. Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association Test 5:30pm. Rosendale Recreation Center, Rosendale. www.minnewaskaswimmers.org.

Film Project Nim 2pm. Followed by a panel discussion with author Betsy Hess and those involved in the original study. $10. Crandell Theatre, Chatham. (518) 766-5892.

Kids DROP TV Summer 2011 Production 10am-5pm. Learn the media production skills to create and produce DROP TV, an award winning, show. Children's Media Project, Poughkeepsie. 485-4480. Color Splash: Art For Kids 11:15am-12pm. Ages 9 months to 4 years. $72 series + materials fee. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952.

Music The Ralph and Dexter Project Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240. St. Petersburg String Quartet 4pm. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. Will Stratton and the Wailing Wall 6pm. $5. The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006.

Spoken Word Book Signing with Lucas and Siegel 3pm-5pm. Author of Nu-Shu: A Hidden Language of Women in China. Wallkill River School and Art Gallery, Montgomery. (845) 457-.

Theater Jackass Flats 2pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511. A Chorus Line 2pm. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101. The 39 Steps 2pm. River Valley Rep Theatre. $30/$25. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 575-3000 ext. 7507. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 3pm. $24/$22 seniors and children. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Forever Plaid 3pm. $25. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287. A Midsummer Night's Dream 6pm. Apprentice Company Productions. Outdoor Ampitheater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5902. Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

Workshops Pregnancy 101 2pm-4:30pm. Second session July 20. $40. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952.

MONDAY 11 JULY Body / Mind / Spirit Active Seniors Program 9am-10am. $1.50. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

Kirtan with Prema Mayi Call for times. Mudita Yoga Center, Kingston. 750-6605.

Soul Energy Readings 12pm-6pm. $40/$75. Mirabai Books, Woodstock. 679-2100.

The Art of Energetic Healing 10am-5pm. With Suzy Meszoly. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.

Prenatal Yoga 4pm-5:15pm. $90 6 weeks/$15 class. Bliss Yoga Center, Woodstock. 679-8700.

CoSMic Yoga with Elizabeth 11am-12:15pm. $12. Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Wappingers Falls.

Zumba 6:30pm. $10. MaMa, Stone Ridge. jenniferlee1433@aol.com.

Classes Forming Living Ideas & Experience-based Learning Call for times. The Nature Institute, Ghent. (518) 672-0116.

Split Bill with The Marc Black Band & The Amy Fradon Band 8pm. Opening Nina Sheldon. Live @ The Falcon, Marlboro.


They Might Be Giants 8pm. $27-$34. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 528-0100.

Woodstock Diamond Dance Festival 3:30pm. $12. Woodstock Diamond Sokolow Dance Theater, Woodstock. 679-7757.

Tero Saarinen Company Triple Play 3pm. BardSummerscape opening event. $20-$55. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

The Woodstock Psychic Wisdom Meetup 7pm-8:30pm. Psychic enrichment circle. $20/$10 members. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650. Community Yoga 8pm. Designed for beginners or those looking for a more relaxed evening practice. Ashtanga Yoga of New Paltz, New Paltz. 430-7402.

Classes Argentine Tango Tango Basics: 6pm-7pm, Intermediate: 7pm-8pm. Hudson. (518) 537-2589.

MUSIC ETHEL james ewing Ethel plays at Maverick Concerts in Woodstock on July 16.

For the Moment To many nonfollowers of classical music, the appellation string quartet carries with it some stiff and stuffy imagery—likely that of another tired, tuxedoed four-piece sitting in the corner at a wedding reception, sawing through Pachelbel’s Canon and other dust-caked items from the repertoire. Enter Ethel, the audacious New York outfit whose rock-band attitude and genre-bending approach have seen it dubbed “America’s most acclaimed postclassical string quartet,” and which will make its long-awaited festival debut at Maverick Concerts on July 16. Ethel was formed in 1998, the group’s bemusing moniker a reference to “Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter,” the play being written by the titular character in the film Shakespeare in Love. Comprised of violist Ralph Farris, cellist Dorothy Lawson, and violinists Cornelius Dufallo and Jennifer Choi (Dufallo replaced Todd Reynolds in 2005; ex-Miro Quartet member Choi replaced Mary Rowell just last month), the quartet performs adventurous music of the past four decades, with an emphasis on works composed since 1995. Over its 13 years Ethel has featured original compositions alongside those of Steve Reich, John Zorn, Jacob TV, Don Byron, Phil Kline, Evan Ziporyn, Marcello Zarvos, and others. In addition to performing as an ensemble with the likes of Joe Jackson, Todd Rundgren, Bang on a Can, Loudon Wainwright III, and the Negro Problem’s Stew, the members of Ethel have individually worked with Gorillaz, Sheryl Crow, Yo Yo Ma, Roger Daltrey, Ornette Coleman, Lenny Kravitz, and an ever-eclectic list of dozens more. Praised by the New York Times as “a high-octane chamber group” of “extraordinarily skilled, passionate musicians,” Ethel has headlined some of the world’s foremost venues—Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, the Sydney Opera House—and garnered

further attention for its innovative TruckStop performance-residency tour, which found the quartet ensconcing itself in communities across the world to collaborate with nonclassical local musicians. In light of all this it’s more than a little surprising it took so long for the foursome to make its way to Maverick, the country’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival. “It’s a real arrival for us,” says Lawson. “We’ve been growing our reputation over the years, and it just finally made sense within the festival as a whole. We’re ready, and very excited.” For the concert Ethel will perform “Present Beauty,” a program “celebrating the concepts of presence and continuity” and highlighted by the quartet’s new arrangement of Phillip Glass’s score to The Hours, the 2002 film based on Virginia Woolf’s time-defying novel Mrs. Dalloway. Rounding out the evening are more mesmerizing items by Julia Wolfe, David Lang, and Huang Ruo. “Glass’s music is especially transcendent,” Lawson explains. “The economy of notes, the repetition, and the beautiful sound all work together to create a timelessness. Like The Hours or Virginia Woolf’s stream-of-consciousness style, it evokes the present state and asks, ‘What if we really could hold onto this very moment?’” Maverick-goers will no doubt encounter many such moments when Ethel appears this month. Ethel will perform at Maverick Concerts in Woodstock on July 16 at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and $40 (students, $5). (800) 595-4849; www.maverickconcerts.org. —Peter Aaron 7/11 ChronograM forecast 111

Summer Drawing Intensive: Life Drawing Workshop 10am-Friday, July 22, 5:30pm. $950/$850 early bird. Shuster Studio, Hudson. shusterstudio@yahoo.com.

Events Korean BBQ Night 6pm. $15. Bull and Buddha, Poughkeepsie. 337-4848.

Mixer Tuesday, July 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm hosted by labella Pizza bistro and Dedricks Pharmacy and Gifts 194 Main St, New Paltz, NY 845-255-2633 www.labellapizzabistro.com



Dutchess Arts Camp Call for times. Ages 3-12. Through July 29. Dutchess Day School, Millbrook. www.millstreetloft.org.

Salvation Boulevard 8:30pm. Presented by Woodstock Film Festival. Upstate Films, Woodstock. 679-6608.

Summer Camp on the Farm Call for times. Ages 4-9. Common Ground Farm, Fishkill.


Summer Sings 7:30pm. Gretchen Rueckheim of the Hudson Valley Choral Society leads the audience as they sing choral works. $10/$8 members. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

Picasso Kids: Beach Explorers 3-5 years 10:45am-11:30am. $65 series/$15 drop-in. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Kid's Poetry Corner 3:45pm-4:30pm. Phillip, Piper & Friends. Woodstock Farm Festival, Woodstock. www.woodstockfarmfestival.com. Kid's Yoga Class 5pm-6pm. Ages 5-12. Inner Light Health Spa, Hyde Park. 229-9998.



A Midsummer Night's Dream 6pm. Apprentice Company Productions. Outdoor Ampitheater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5902.

Jon Cobert 8pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.


Spoken Word

Susan Richards Writing Workshop 9am-Friday, July 15, 3:30pm. Woodstock Writers. $600. Call for location. info@woodstockwriters.com.

HV DSLR Meetup 7pm. Focus on audio equipment and techniques to use with DSLR video cameras. Beahive Kingston, Kingston. 338-3515.

Navigating the Shift 7pm-9pm. Judith Wyman. $20/$15. Mirabai Books, Woodstock. 679-2100.

TUESDAY 12 JULY Art Life Drawing Sessions 7:30pm-9:30pm. $13/$10 members/$48/$36 members series. Unison Arts & Learning Center, New Paltz. 255-1559.

Body / Mind / Spirit Pounds Off Weight Loss Group 7pm-8pm. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469. Yoga Sutras Chanting and Study with Shawn 7pm-8pm. Mudita Yoga Center, Kingston. 750-6605.

Classes Belly Dance with Barushka 7pm-8:30pm. Open Space, Rosendale. (917) 232-3623.

Theater The Wild Duck 3pm. By Henrik Ibsen. $45. Fisher Center, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7900. At the Turning of the Tide 7pm. Arm of the Sea puppet theater. Ellenville Farmers Market, Ellenville. 647-5530. Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

THURSDAY 14 JULY Art Life Drawing Sessions 7:30pm-9:30pm. $13/$10 members/$48/$36 members series. Unison Arts & Learning Center, New Paltz. 255-1559.

Body / Mind / Spirit

Mother/Daughter Belly Dancing Class 7:30pm. $20/4 weeks $69/mother daughter $118. Casperkill Rec Center, Poughkeepsie. (914) 874-4541.

PostPartum Adjustment 1:30am-1am. $12/$80 series. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952.


Active Seniors Program 9am-10am. $1.50. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

Ultimate Frisbee Casual Pickup Games 12:30pm. Ages 10 and up. Comeau Property, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org.

Film Topsy Turvy 8:30pm. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

Music Replica Unplugged Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240. High Frequency Channeling: Archangel Metatron and Master Teachers 7pm-8:30pm. With Suzy Mezoly. $20. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock.

Workshops Writing Poetry, Short Story, Novel, Memoir or Creative Non-fiction (and Getting It Published) 6:30pm-8:30pm. $60 series/$15 each. Call for location. 679-8256.

WEDNESDAY 13 JULY Body / Mind / Spirit Qi Gong 8:45am-9:30am. $5. Sacred Space Healing Arts Studio, Beacon. 742-8494. Working Mom Support Groups 5:30pm-7pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952. Zumba 6pm. $10. MaMa, Stone Ridge. jenniferlee1433@aol.com. Yoga at the Pavilion 6pm-7:15pm. $115 series/$15 class/$90 series members/$12 class members. Mohonk Preserve, Gardiner. 255-0919. Comfort Measures 6pm-9pm. This class will give you practical hands on tools to help during labor and birth. $65. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Heart Opening Channeling 7pm-8:30pm. With Nancy Leilah Ward. $20. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.

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Poker Nights 7pm-10pm. Bull and Buddha, Poughkeepsie. 337-4848.


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Vegetarian Summer Dinners 7pm. $65. Beacon. (917) 803-6857.

Woodstock Farm Festival 3:30pm-8pm. Farmers Market, children's activities, food by local chefs, live music, entertainment. Maple Lane, Woodstock. www.woodstockfarmfestival.com.

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Summer Skills Workshops 9am-Friday, July 15, 12pm. Ages 9-13. Juggling basics, tumbling low tightwire, stilts, clowning and performance skills. $175. Morris Memorial, Chatham. (518) 828-7470.

Fran Sutherland “Scene @ Seventy� featured at LaBella through Aug. 18th


Feldenkrais 11am-12pm. Mountainview Studio, Woodstock. 679-0901. The Metaphysical Center Interfaith Worship Service 11:30am. Interfaith/metaphysical prayer, meditation, lecture. Guardian Building, Poughkeepsie. 471-4993. Mama's Group with Breastfeeding Support 11:30am-1pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952. Yoga on the Waterfront 12pm-1pm. Long Dock, Beacon. 473-4440. Doody Calls 1pm-2pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952. Mama's Group with Breastfeeding Support 1:30pm-3pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Prenatal Yoga 6pm-7:15pm. $80 6 weeks/$15 class. Jai Ma Yoga Center, New Paltz. 256-0465. Limb Loss Support Group 6pm. Taconic Resources for Independence, Poughkeepsie. 485-7709. Zumba Fitness Class 6:30pm-7:30pm. $7. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469. Gathering with Clark Strand 6:30pm-9pm. Weekly meeting & conversation on excess and green living in the Mind Body Spirit. $10. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650. Zumba Fitness Class 6:30pm. $7. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

Events Ultimate Frisbee Casual Pickup Games 5:30pm. Ages 10 and up. Comeau Property, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org. Civic Kingston NY 6pm-9pm. A forum to engaging citizens in creating a vibrant community, using an organized creative thinking process. Stella May Gallery Theater, Kingston. 418-3731.

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Every Saturday through November 19th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Rain or Shine

Crafts on John Street 1st & 3rd Saturdays Healthy Eating Series 2nd & 4th Saturdays Storytelling Series 3rd Saturday

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Maverick concerts

Kids Move with Me: 8- 18 months 12:15pm-1pm. $72 series/$15 drop-in. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952. Aunt Helen's Closet 1pm. Grades K-6. Kingston Library, Kingston. 331-0507.

suNdaY, JulY 3, 4 pM • Miró Quartet


suNdaY, JulY 3, 8 pM • actors & Writers: iMprov NatioN

saturdaY, JulY 9, 8 pM • JasoN vieaux, guitar suNdaY, JulY 10, 4 pM • st. petersburg striNg Quartet With peter kolkaY, bassooN saturdaY, JulY 16, 8 pM • ethel striNg Quartet suNdaY, JulY 17, 4 pM • trio solisti (Pre-concert Lecture 3Pm)

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saturdaY, JulY 23, 8 pM • perrY beekMaN, vocals & guitar With bar scott aNd terrY blaiNe suNdaY, JulY 24, 4 pM • leipzig striNg Quartet suNdaY, JulY 31, 4 pM • aNdreW russo aNd

Frederic chiu, duo piaNos


YouNg people’s coNcerts, saturdaYs at 11aM JulY 9, 16, 30, august 6

General Admission $25 • Students $5 Book of 10 tickets $175 • Limited reserved seats $40 Tickets at the door, online, or by phone 800-595-4TIX(4849)

120 Maverick road • Woodstock, NeW York

845-679-8217 • www.MaverickConcerts.org

Elissa Jones and Clarissa Cupero 6:30pm-8:30pm. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287.


Rupa & The April Fishes 8pm. Live @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Open Book 8pm. Acoustic. Whistling Willies, Cold Spring. 265-2012. Grupo Fantasma 8pm. Latin funk. Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Petey Hop Open Mike 8:30pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

Rhinebeck Toastmasters Club 7pm-9pm. Practice public speaking in the comfortable atmosphere. Ulster County Office Building-6th Floor, Kingston. 338-5184.

Theater February House Call for times. Martel Musical workshops concert readings of works-in-progress. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599. Wuthering 6pm. Apprentice Company Productions. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. 437-7745. Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. The 39 Steps 8pm. River Valley Rep Theatre. $30/$25. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 575-3000 ext. 7507. The Wild Duck 8pm. By Henrik Ibsen. $45. Fisher Center, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7900.

FRIDAY 15 JULY Art Art Studio Tour 2011 Reception 5pm-7pm. Featuring 15 artists in Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale: photographers, painters, ceramicists, furniture makes. Roe-Jan Community Library, Hillsdale. (518) 325-4101.

Prenatal Yoga 6pm-7:15pm. $18. The Yoga Way, Wappingers Falls. 227-3223. Full Moon Meditation and Guided Relaxation 6:30pm-7:30pm. Mudita Yoga Center, Kingston. 750-6605.


Transformation With Shamanic Sound 6:30pm-8:30pm. Grandmother Barbara Threecrow. $20. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650. Zumba 7pm. $5. Roundout Valley Resort, Accord. jenniferlee1433@aol.com. Reiki Circle and Sound Healing Meditation 7pm. $20. Partners in Massage, Hyde Park. 229-9133.

Classes Tango New Paltz Beginners 6pm, intermediate 7pm, practica 8pm. $15/$50 4-part series. The Living Seed Yoga & Holistic Center, New Paltz. 256-0114.

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New Kingston Film Festival shorts, documentaries, animation, features

A u gu st 6-7, 2011 l i ve m u s i c food independent film m e e t th e f i l m m a k e r s u n d e r th e s ta r s

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Frenchy and the Punk 9pm. Bohemian world cabaret. Market Market Cafe, Rosendale. 658-3164. Nicole Hart & "The Hart Attack" Band 9:30pm. Blues. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

Body / Mind / Spirit


McPeake 8:30pm. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300.

Acoustic Thursdays with Kurt Henry 6pm. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699.

Spoken Word

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Reservoir Music 5th Anniversary Party 8pm. $10. The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

Dancing Under the Stars 8pm. Music by Berkshire Bop Society. Lesson at 7:30pm. $10/$8. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

Events Chatham Farmers Market 4pm-7pm. Chatham Real Food Market Co-op, Chatham. (518) 392-3353. Gardiner Greenmarket 4pm. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. www.townofgardiner.org/GREENMARKET.cfm. Berkshire Playwrights Lab New Play Benefit 7:30pm. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 528-0100.

Music Backbeat Call for times. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277. Myles Mancuso Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240. Alva Nelson 7:30pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Roger Paul Mason and Jake Plourde 8pm. $5. The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006.

Handball Call for times. Inside Look Play workshops (semi-staged workshops). Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599. Summer Acting Intensive Call for times. Using a mix of improv, text, and theater games we will hone our acting skills, awareness, and get outside of our own experience as individuals. $225. Call for location. 389-5889. Cymbeline 6pm. Apprentice Company Productions. Outdoor Ampitheater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5902. Forever Plaid 8pm. $25. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 8pm. $24/$22 seniors and children. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Anything Goes 8pm. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101. The 39 Steps 8pm. River Valley Rep Theatre. $30/$25. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 575-3000 ext. 7507. The Andrews Brothers 8pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511. The Wild Duck 8pm. By Henrik Ibsen. $45. Fisher Center, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7900.

SATURDAY 16 JULY Art Art Omi Open Studio Weekend Call for times. Tour the studios of 30 artists from around the world, with dinner & dancing under the stars, music by Sambaland. Omi International Arts Center, Ghent. Art Studio Tour 11am-4pm. Featuring 15 artists in Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale: photographers, painters, ceramicists, furniture makes. Call for location. www.roejanlibrary.org. Shandaken Art Studio Tour 11am-5pm. Call for location. www.shandakenart.com. Horse Eye to Eye 1pm-3pm. Pat Travis, pastel drawings, Connie Fiedler, oils. Fovea, Beacon. 765-2199. Quick, Down and Dirty 4pm-6pm. Focus on outdoor furniture & landscape/ garden accessory constructions. Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock. 679-2079. Laura Gurton 4pm-7pm. Thaddeus Kwiat Projects, Saugerties. (917) 456-7496. Oil Paintings by Rose Stock 4pm-7pm. The Art and Zen Gallery, Poughkeepsie. 473-3334. Children of the Cheyenne Nation 5pm-9pm. Fovea, Beacon. 765-2199. Interior/Exterior 6pm-8pm. Stephen Walling, Patty Neal, Scott Foster and Joseph Maresca. Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. (518) 828-1915. Sight of Sound 8pm. Collaborative photography and music performance. $15/$12 in advance. Stella May Gallery Theater, Kingston. 331-7955.

Body / Mind / Spirit Zumba 10am. $10. Rosendale Recreation Center, Rosendale. jenniferlee1433@aol.com. Couples Birthing Yoga 10am-12pm. $60 per couple. Saugerties. 514-4124. From Passion to Purpose: Discovering Your Authentic Life 1pm-5pm. With James Porter and Lev Natan. $45. Mudita Yoga Center, Kingston. 750-6605.

Classes Zumba with Alicia 10am-11:30am. Cornell St. Studios, Kingston. 331-0191. Poetic Landscape 1pm-Sunday, July 17, 4pm. $120. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388.

Dance Moving Together: A Day of Dance & Wellness for Families Call for times. Day of classes by the dance troupe The Dance Monks. MaMa, Stone Ridge. 687-8890. Tere O'Connor Dance 8pm. $20. Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper. 688-9893. Freestyle Frolic 8:30pm-2am. Barefoot, smoke, drug and alcohol free. $7/$3 teens and seniors. Center for Symbolic Studies, Tillson. www.freestylefrolic.org.


The Outdoors

Meet the Animals Tour Call for times. 90-minute tour and talk. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties. 336-8447.

Ice Age Geology Walk 2pm. Greenport Conservation Area, Greenport. (518) 392-5252 ext 210.

Millerton Farmers' Market 9am-1pm. Local food, music, demos. Dutchess Avenue and Main Street, Millerton. (518) 789-4259. Pine Island Black Dirt Farmers Market 10am-2pm. Pine Island Town Park, Pine Island. www.pineislandny.com. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: A Day at the Farm 11am-4pm. Learn more about the animals who have been given a second chance at life. $10/$5 children. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Willow. 679-5955. Pirates of Esopus Kayak Paddle Pals Scavenger Hunt 12:45pm. Geo. Freer Park Beach, Kingston. groups. yahoo.com/group/KingstonPaddlePals. Farm to Table in the Fields 5pm-9pm. Katchkie Farm, Kinderhook. clctrust.org/farm-to-table. Music Videos & Voices of the Valley 10pm. $10. Rosendale Theater, Rosendale. 658-8989.

Film Voices of Modern Dance Film Event 5pm. Woodstock Diamond Sokolow Dance Theater, Woodstock. 679-7757.

Kids Jack and the Beanstalk 11am. $9/$7 children. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

Music Dos Diablos Call for times. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277. Young People's Concert: Trio Solisti 11am. $5/children free. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. Woodstock Concert on the Green 1pm-6pm. Norm Wennet, Sarah Perrotta, Two Dark Birds, Native Tongue Dance, Marc Black Shakey Ground. Woodstock Village Green, Woodstock. 679-3224. Jeff Otis & Larry Balestra 2pm. Jazz. Robibero Family Vineyards, New Paltz. (845) 255-9463. Teri Roiger & John Menegon 5pm-7pm. Jazz. Bread Alone Cafe, Rhinebeck. 876-3108. Phil Lesh & Bob Weir 7pm. $32.50 lawn/$59.50 . Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922. Riverbank Banjo Band 7pm. Summer Sunset Concert Series sponsored by Millbrook Arts Group. Thorne Building, Millbrook. www.millbrookartsgroup.org. Oz Noy, Vic Juris, Jay Anderson & Adam Nussbaum 7pm. Opening: Manual Transmission. Live @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Tin Pan Band 7:30pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

Alice in Wonderland Call for times. $6/$5 in advance. On the Wharf Theater, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287. Anything Goes Call for times. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101. Cymbeline 6pm. Apprentice Company Productions. Outdoor Ampitheater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5902. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 8pm. $24/$22 seniors and children. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

The 39 Steps 8pm. River Valley Rep Theatre. $30/$25. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 575-3000 ext. 7507.

Marji Zintz 8:30pm. Acoustic. Yum Yum Noodle Bar, Woodstock. 679-7992. American Babies 9pm. $15/$10. The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. Eilen Jewell 9pm. With Special Guest Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers. Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Smokin' Aces 9pm. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699. John Shrader band 9:30pm. Rock. Bridgewater Bar and Grill, Kingston. 340-4272. Otis and the Hurricanes 9:30pm. Cajun/zydeco. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. The Virginia Wolves 10pm. With The Five Points Bands. $10. Rosendale Theater, Rosendale. 658-8989.

Rozz Morehead,Gospel, 7:30pm, Park

The Wild Duck 8pm. By Henrik Ibsen. $45. Fisher Center, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7900.

Friday, August 5 “Latte Lecture”, 9am, Ralph and Ralph, Children’s music,11:30am, Train Museum Justin Kolb and Friends,6 hands piano recital,1:30,Park The Kintchen Sink, Cabaret, 3pm, STS Playhouse Dennis Yerry & AnnOsmond,Jazz,5pm, Wesleyan church Voices of Distinction, Concert,7:30pm,Park

Workshops Paper Marbling 9am-4pm. CCCA. Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson. (518) 828-1481 ext.3344. Plein Air Pastel Workshop 9am-4pm. Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie. 471-2550. Gong Workshop 10am-5pm. With Don Conreaux. $125. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.

Saturday, August 6


“Latte Lecture”,

Art Omi Open Studio Weekend Call for times. Tour the studios of 30 artists from around the world, with country brunch. Omi International Arts Center, Ghent. (518) 392-4568.

Catholic Church Ralph and Ralph, Children music,11:30pm,Train Museum Justin Kolb an Friends, 6 hands Piano Recital, 2pm. Park The Kitchen Sink,Cabaret,4:30pm, STS Playhouse

Art Studio Tour 11am-4pm. Featuring 15 artists in Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale: photographers, painters, ceramicists, furniture makers. Call for location. www.roejanlibrary.org. Shandaken Art Studio Tour 11am-5pm. Call for location. www.shandakenart.com.

Uncle Rock, Children’s: Music,4pm Train Museum Robert Esfomes, World Music, 5 pm, Methodist Church Don Giovanni, Opera,7pm, Park

Body / Mind / Spirit CoSMic Yoga with Elizabeth 11am-12:15pm. $12. Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Wappingers Falls.

Introduction to Kinesiology 2pm-4pm. $15-$30. Inner Light Health Spa, Hyde Park. 229-9998.

John Schrader Band 8:30pm. Singer/songwriter. American Glory, Hudson. (518) 822-1234.

Thursday , August 4

The Andrews Brothers 8pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511.

Beyond a Simple Folk Song 8pm. Helen Avakian, Terry Champlin, Kevin Becker, John Martucci. $10/$8. Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie. 486-4571.

Ethel String Quartet 8pm. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217.


Air Pirates Radio Theater 8pm. Railroad Playhouse, Newburgh.

Fundamental Principles of Sound Energy 2pm-5pm. With Philippe Garnier. $40. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.

Fat City 8pm. Blues. The Wherehouse Restaurant, Newburgh. 561-7240.

August 4, 5, 6, 7

Forever Plaid 8pm. $25. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited 8pm. $25-$66. Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. (800) 942-6904 ext. 344.

Gala Orchestra Concert 8pm. Windham Chamber Music Festival. $35/$30 seniors/$25 contributors/$5students. Windham Performing Arts Center, Windham. (518) 263-5165.



Sunday,August 7 “Latte Lecture”,9:00am, Power of song, children choir workshop, 1pm, MethodistChurch Simon Shaheen, World Music, 2pm, Park Vivaldi’s Gloria, Choral, 4pm,Park

Exploring the Buddhadharma 4pm-5:30pm. Mudita Yoga Center, Kingston. 750-6605.

Classes Ashokan Guitar Camp Call for times. World class guitar classes and workshops, practical music theory, mini-concerts, many levels served. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333.

Events Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: A Day at the Farm 11am-4pm. Learn more about the animals who have been given a second chance at life. $10/$5 children. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Willow. 679-5955. Hudson Valley Young Artist Talent Search 12:30pm. $7/$5 17 and under. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300. Ultimate Frisbee Casual Pickup Games 3pm. Ages 10 and up. Comeau Property, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org. Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association Test 5:30pm. Rosendale Recreation Center, Rosendale. www.minnewaskaswimmers.org.

The Phoenicia Festival Of The Voice Foundation

Kingston Farmers' Market 9am-2pm. Featuring The Storytelling Series with Laurie McIntosh. Kingston Farmers' Market, Uptown Kingston. 853-8512.

18 Events in 4 Days - 7 Venues Within Walking Distance

Film Voices of Modern Dance Film Event 3pm. Woodstock Diamond Sokolow Dance Theater, Woodstock. 679-7757.

Kids DROP TV Summer 2011 Production 10am-5pm. Learn the media production skills to create and produce DROP TV, an award winning, show. Children's Media Project, Poughkeepsie. 485-4480.

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Color Splash: Art For Kids 11:15am-12pm. Ages 9 months to 4 years. $72 series + materials fee. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952.


Tiny Yoga Workshop for Babies 12pm-1pm. Non-walkers. $16.50. The Yoga Way, Wappingers Falls. 227-3223.


Tiny Yoga Workshop for Toddlers 1:15pm-2:15pm. Toddler through age 3. $16.50. The Yoga Way, Wappingers Falls. 227-3223.

Cymbeline 6pm. Apprentice Company Productions. Outdoor Ampitheater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5902. Marketing and Advertising Workshop Call for times. Hilton Garden Inn, Newburgh. 790-1721.


Yoga at the Pavilion 6pm-7:15pm. $115 series/$15 class/$90 series members/$12 class members. Mohonk Preserve, Gardiner. 255-0919. Breastfeeding Essentials 6pm-8pm. $55. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952. Psychic WisdomMeet Up Group 7pm-8:30pm. Psychic Enrichment Circle. $20. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.

Mama's Group with Breastfeeding Support 1:30pm-3pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Working Mom Support Groups 5:30pm-7pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Prenatal Yoga 6pm-7:15pm. $80 6 weeks/$15 class. Jai Ma Yoga Center, New Paltz. 256-0465.




Angelique Henlem 1pm. Acoustic. Taste Budd's Chocolate and Coffee Cafe, Red Hook. 758-6500.

Life Drawing Sessions 7:30pm-9:30pm. $13/$10 members/$48/$36 members series. Unison Arts & Learning Center, New Paltz. 255-1559.

Zumba Fitness Class 6:30pm-7:30pm. $7. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

Lynnette Benner & Karen Nicoletti 2pm. Acoustic. Northeast-Millerton Library, Millerton. (518) 789-3340.

Body / Mind / Spirit

Woodstock Farm Festival 3:30pm-8pm. Farmers Market, children's activities, food by local chefs, live music, entertainment. Maple Lane, Woodstock. www.woodstockfarmfestival.com.

Gathering with Clark Strand 6:30pm-9pm. Weekly meeting & conversation on excess and green living. $10. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.

Chef's Choice Market Dinners 6:30pm. $42.95. Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff. 876-0590.

Summer Kirtan 7pm-9pm. With BlisSing, Satya-Franche and Dennis Winge. Garrison Art Center, Garrison. 424-3960.

Trio Solisti 4pm. Bernstein and Friends I: American Traditions: Great Music for Piano Trio. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. Marc Von Em 6pm. Acoustic. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Nate and Kate 7:30pm. With Twangtown Paramours. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300.

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Pounds Off Weight Loss Group 7pm-8pm. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

Classes Belly Dance with Barushka 7pm-8:30pm. Open Space, Rosendale. (917) 232-3623.

Kids Picasso Kids: Beach Explorers 3-5 years 10:45am-11:30am. $65 series/$15 drop-in. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Kid's Yoga Class 5pm-6pm. Ages 5-12. Inner Light Health Spa, Hyde Park. 229-9998.


Lecture and Demonstration with Composer Bright Sheng 3pm. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217.

The Dutchess County Holistic Moms Chapter Meeting 6:30pm-8:30pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952.

Events Ultimate Frisbee Casual Pickup Games 5:30pm. Ages 10 and up. Comeau Property, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org.

Kids Move with Me: 8- 18 months 12:15pm-1pm. $72 series/$15 drop-in. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952. Discover Ancient Greece: Pandora's Box 1pm. Kingston Library, Kingston. 331-0507.

Music Acoustic Thursdays with Kurt Henry 6pm. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699.

Artist Talk 2pm. Conversation with artists from Hudson Valley Artists 2011: Exercises in Unnecessary Beauty. Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz. 257-3858.

Big Joe Fitz 6pm-7:30pm. St. John's Episcopal Church, Kingston. 331-2252. USMA Jazz Knights 6:30pm-8:30pm. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287.

Theater The Andrews Brothers 2pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511.

Slam Allen 8pm. Live @ The Falcon, Marlboro.

The 39 Steps 2pm. River Valley Rep Theatre. $30/$25. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 575-3000 ext. 7507.

The Westchester Rock Jam & Showcase 8:30pm. Rock. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

Anything Goes 2pm. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101.

Miss Angie's Karaoke 9pm. The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 3pm. $24/$22 seniors and children. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. The Wild Duck 3pm. By Henrik Ibsen. $45. Fisher Center, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7900. The Island Musical 4pm. Martel Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5902. Cymbeline 6pm. Apprentice Company Productions. Outdoor Ampitheater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5902. Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

MONDAY 18 JULY Body / Mind / Spirit Active Seniors Program 9am-10am. $1.50. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469. Prenatal Yoga 4pm-5:15pm. $90 6 weeks/$15 class. Bliss Yoga Center, Woodstock. 679-8700.

Being With Flowers: Floral Art as a Spiritual Practice Spiritual master Anthony Ward has made personal floral offerings for the Dalai Lama, Madonna, and Bobby McFerrin, and is the subject of an upcoming documentary by Patrick Hovarth, Dancing with the Flowers. This month, Ward offers guided meditation through a relationship with flowers in a five-day workshop on the Omega Institute campus. Working on breathing and periods of silence, Ward will explore the necessity of flowers in our lives. After collecting wildflowers, branches, and leaves, workshop attendees can create their own inspired floral arrangements. Don’t forget your garden clippers and wear comfortable walking shoes. $395. July 10 to 15. Rhinebeck. www.eomega.org; www.beingwithflowers.com Mother/Daughter Belly Dancing Class 7:30pm. $20/4 weeks $69/mother daughter $118. Casperkill Rec Center, Poughkeepsie. (914) 874-4541.



Sweet Soubrette 6pm-9pm. With Liz Queler and Seth Farber. Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson. hudsonwatermusic.com.

Ultimate Frisbee Casual Pickup Games 12:30pm. Ages 10 and up. Comeau Property, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org.

Film Buena Vista Social Club 8:30pm. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

Zumba 6:30pm. $10. MaMa, Stone Ridge. jenniferlee1433@aol.com.


Community Yoga 8pm. Designed for beginners or those looking for a more relaxed evening practice. Ashtanga Yoga of New Paltz, New Paltz. 430-7402.

High Frequency Channeling: Archangel Metatron and Master Teachers 7pm-8:30pm. With Suzy Mezoly. $20. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock.


Blues & Dance with Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fi's 7pm. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699.

Argentine Tango Tango Basics: 6pm-7pm, Intermediate: 7pm-8pm. Hudson. (518) 537-2589. Short and Long Pose Drawing 9am-Friday, July 22, 4pm. $440. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388.

Events Korean BBQ Night 6pm. $15. Bull and Buddha, Poughkeepsie. 337-4848. Poker Nights 7pm-10pm. Bull and Buddha, Poughkeepsie. 337-4848.

Kids Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Summer Skills Workshops Call for times. Ages 9-13. Juggling , tumbling low tightwire, stilts, clowning and performance skills. $150. Hudson Department of Youth Clubhouse, Hudson. (518) 828-7470.

Music Summer Sings 7:30pm. Gretchen Rueckheim of the Hudson Valley Choral Society leads the audience as they sing choral works. $10/$8 members. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

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Mellow Madness Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.

Community Music Night 8pm-9:45pm. Six local singer-songwriters. Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. 658-9048.

The Outdoors Tuesday Evening Hudson River Paddle 6pm-8pm. Long Dock Beacon, Beacon. 473-4440.

Workshops Marketing and Advertising Workshop Call for times. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie. 790-1721. Psychic Development 101 7pm-9pm. $20/$15. Mirabai Books, Woodstock. 679-2100.

WEDNESDAY 20 JULY Body / Mind / Spirit Qi Gong 8:45am-9:30am. $5. Sacred Space Healing Arts Studio, Beacon. 742-8494. Zumba 6pm. $10. MaMa, Stone Ridge. jenniferlee1433@aol.com.

The Real Band Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.

Theater A Maze Call for times. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

Spoken Word Christian and Jewish Traditions as They Relate to the Environment 7pm. Denning's Point, Beacon. 838-1600 ext .15.

Theater Alice in Wonderland Call for times. $6/$5 in advance. On the Wharf Theater, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287. Wuthering 6pm. Apprentice Company Productions. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. 437-7745. Anything Goes 8pm. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101. Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. The Andrews Brothers 8pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511. The Wild Duck 8pm. By Henrik Ibsen. $45. Fisher Center, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7900.


The Wild Duck 3pm. By Henrik Ibsen. $45. Fisher Center, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7900.

Fold Form Demonstrations with Charles Lewton-Brain Call for times. The whole system of hundreds of folds. Center for Metal Arts, Florida. 651-7550.


Marketing and Advertising Workshop Call for times. Holiday Inn, Kingston. 790-1721.

Marketing and Advertising Workshop Call for times. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie. 790-1721. Adapting to Change: Strategies for Facing Difficult Times 7pm. Benedictine Hospital Auditorium, Kingston. 339-2071 ext. 100.

THURSDAY 21 JULY Art Meet the Artists: Cairo Bears & Butterflies 7pm. Crystal Brook Mountain Brauhaus, Round Top. (518) 622-3939. Life Drawing Sessions 7:30pm-9:30pm. $13/$10 members/$48/$36 members series. Unison Arts & Learning Center, New Paltz. 255-1559.

FRIDAY 22 JULY Body / Mind / Spirit Supply and Demand 1pm-2pm. Breast pump info session. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth 6pm-8pm. Weekly through September 2. $300. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Prenatal Yoga 6pm-7:15pm. $18. The Yoga Way, Wappingers Falls. 227-3223. Zumba 7pm. $5. Roundout Valley Resort, Accord. jenniferlee1433@aol.com.

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Active Seniors Program 9am-10am. $1.50. Pine Hill Community Center, 254-5469.

Tango New Paltz Beginners 6pm, intermediate 7pm, practica 8pm. $15/$50 4-part series. The Living Seed Yoga & Holistic Center, New Paltz. 256-0114.

Feldenkrais 11am-12pm. Mountainview Studio, Woodstock. 679-0901. The Metaphysical Center Interfaith Worship Service 11:30am. Interfaith/metaphysical prayer, meditation, lecture. Guardian Building, Poughkeepsie. 471-4993. Mama's Group with Breastfeeding Support 11:30am-1pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952. Yoga on the Waterfront 12pm-1pm. Long Dock Beacon, Beacon. 473-4440.

Events Chatham Farmers Market 4pm-7pm. Chatham Real Food Market Co-op, Chatham. (518) 392-3353. Gardiner Greenmarket 4pm. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. www.townofgardiner.org/GREENMARKET.cfm.

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Thrill to Power Dixie Sheridan

For the past 26 years, Vassar College and New York Stage and Film have presented the summer Powerhouse Theater season at Vassar, where audiences can experience the challenges and excitement of plays as they’re being developed. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer, Powerhouse supports established and upcoming artists. During the season, the directors and actors dorm on the Vassar campus, constructing a creative environment. “I think what’s important about the work we do here is that we support and protect these artists in their process,” says Pfaelzer. “I think they come here because they have the opportunity to work with really amazing collaborators. They have this amazing audience that really engages with them in the process of finding the play.” Past Powerhouse residents include writers Christopher Durang, Steve Martin, and John Patrick Shanley; directors Mark Brokaw, Liz Swados, and David Warren; and actors Chris Cooper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Meryl Streep. The 2011 season kicks off Powerhouse’s 27th year with returning writers Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater, and Patricia Wettig, while also introducing talents like Gabriel Kahane, Ed Hime, and Mona Mansour. There are a few international artists as well, including Australian writer Joanna Murray-Smith. “This is a really ambitious season. For whatever reason, the projects we’re working on right now have a real theatrical scale to them, which is exciting to see. I think if anything it’s the scope of what these writers are tempting to do. This year is about size and scale,” says Pfaelzer. The Powerhouse Theater season continues through July 31. Full subscription, $170; matinee subscription, $59.50. Single ticket prices: mainstage, $35; Martel musicals, $30; Inside Look series, $20; Reading Festivals, free. (845) 437-5599. www.powerhouse.vassar.edu/visit. —Zan Strumfeld



F2M by Patricia Wettig; directed by Maria Mileaf Through July 10 Freshman year of college is always a challenge, especially if you’re changing from female to male. Starring Talia Balsam (“Mad Men”), “F2M” shows how the transition not only affects a body but also a famous family.

Margaret and Craig by David Solomon; directed by Sheryl Kaller July 1-3 Mario Cantone (“Sex and the City”) takes on the role of 1970s female impersonator Craig Russell, performing as women like Judy Garland and Bette Davis. Craig and childhood best friend, author Margaret, battle with the demons of fame. Their relationship changes and grows when they encourage one another when no one else dared to.

A Maze by Rob Handel; directed by Sam Buntrock July 20-31 How does a graphic novelist, a musician, and a young girl recreating her identity interconnect with each other? See how the highly theatrical “A Maze” takes on power, love, addiction, and the impulse to create. Starring Daniel Oreskes (“Billy Elliot”) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (“American Idiot”).


Handball by Seth Zvi Rosenfel; directed by Candido Tirado July 15-17 A handball court is the place for growing relationships in the heat of a New York City summer. Rob Morrow (“Northern Exposure”) joins the cast of multiple generations of men who explore how people of different backgrounds, social classes, and values can depend on and betray one another.

The Nightingale book and lyrics by Steven Sater; music by Duncan Sheik; directed by Moises Kaufman July 8-10 Returning creators of the Tony Award-winning “Spring Awakening” bring their wild imaginations into their musical version of the Hans Christian Anderson fable “The Nightingale.” The story slips into the world of a young emperor and his yearning for something outside his palace walls.


February House music and lyrics by Gabriel Kahane; book by Seth Bockley; directed by Davis McCallum July 14-16 1940s Brooklyn Heights: artists including poets W. H. Auden and composer Benjamin Britten shack up together for comfort and inspiration in a time of war. Based on a true story, “February House” shows the dynamic influences artists have on one another. Starring Santino Fontana from “Billy Elliot.”


Piece of My Heart music and lyrics by Bert Berns; book by Daniel Goldfarb, Brett Berns, Cassandra Berns; directed by Leigh Silverman July 29-31 The daughter of songwriting dynamo Bert Berns is on a quest to learn about her father. Writing hits like “Twist and Shout” and “Under the Boardwalk,” Berns’ short life is revealed and celebrated in this musical. With Linda Hart (“Catch Me If You Can,” “Hairspray”) and Jarrod Spector (“Jersey Boys”).

Wuthering by Mark Lindberg (July 7, 14, 21, 28) A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (July 8-11) Dream Play by August Strindberg; new version by Caryl Churchill (June 22-25) Cymbeline by William Shakespeare (July 15-18) Condensed versions of the classics are performed by the Powerhouse Apprentice Company. Mark Lindberg’s “Wuthering” is a “Soundpainted” dance theater piece based on Wuthering Heights and set to a 1979 disco album by composer John Ferrara.

The Island Musical by Dar Williams; directed by Jeremy Dobrish July 17 When the inhabitants of a beautiful island find out one of its elements is extremely valuable, they must face the outside world and reclaim what was once theirs. Before becoming a national hit, singer/songwriter Dar Williams started writing plays her senior year of high school and studied theater at Wesleyan University.

July 29-31 Powerhouse’s Readings Festivals showcase the earliest stage of play development. The cast and director meet for just four days going over the piece. One of the more popular parts of the Powerhouse season, audiences can be the first to witness possible plays for upcoming seasons (“F2M” was read at 2010’s Readings Festival).


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Kids Yoga 4:30pm-5:30pm. $16.50. The Yoga Way, Wappingers Falls. 227-3223.

Moving Together: A Day of Dance & Wellness for Families Call for times. Day of classes sponsored by the Dance Monks. Mountain View Studio, Woodstock. 679-0901.

Music Chimps in Tuxedos Call for times. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277. The Dan Brother Band Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240. In The Pocket 7pm. Meiser Park, Wappingers Falls. www.InThePocketNY.com. ILan' Ban' 7:30pm. Acoustic. BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. John Snyder and Cyrus Gengras 8pm. $5. The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006. The Mahavisnu Project 8pm. Live @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Bereznak Brothers 8:30pm. With Rob Carlson and the Benefit Street Band. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300. Reality Check 8:30pm. Rock. La Puerta Azul, Millbrook. 677-2985. Eric Bibb 9pm. Blues. Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. Cracker 9pm. $25. The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. Phineas and the Lonely Leaves 9:30pm. Acoustic. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

The Outdoors Godspell 8pm. $24/$22 children and seniors. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Twilight Firefly Hike 8:30pm-9:30pm. Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center, Ghent. (518) 828-4386 ext. 3.

Theater Forever Plaid 8pm. $25. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287. Anything Goes 8pm. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101. The Andrews Brothers 8pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511. Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. Putting it Together 8pm. River Valley Rep. $35/$30 students and seniors/$27 groups. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 575-3000 ext. 7507. The Wild Duck 8pm. By Henrik Ibsen. $45. Fisher Center, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7900.

Workshops Marketing and Advertising Workshop Call for times. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie. 790-1721.

SATURDAY 23 JULY Art Daisy Craddock: New Work 6pm-8pm. John Davis Gallery, Hudson. (518) 828-5907.

Brian Rogers/The Chocolate Factory Theater Hot Box 8pm. $20. Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper. 688-9893.

Meet the Animals Tour Call for times. 90-minute tour and talk. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties. 336-8447. Millerton Farmers' Market 9am-1pm. Local food, music, demos. Dutchess Avenue and Main Street, Millerton. (518) 789-4259. Kingston Farmers' Market 9am-2pm. Featuring a corn roast and The Healthy Eating Series. Kingston Farmers' Market, Uptown Kingston. 853-8512. Electronics Recycling Day 9am-1pm. Municipal Center, Beacon. 337-0375. Pine Island Black Dirt Farmers Market 10am-2pm. Pine Island Town Park, Pine Island. www.pineislandny.com. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: A Day at the Farm 11am-4pm. Learn more about the animals who have been given a second chance at life. $10/$5 children. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Willow. 679-5955.

Kids Baby Splash! Development Through Music: Birth-18 months 10:30am-11:15am. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952. Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer 11am. $9/$7 children. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

Music Rosendale Street Festival Call for times. 6 Stages, 74 bands and short flix. Rosendale, Rosendale. www.RosendaleStreetFestival. Rosa Wallace 10:30am. Acoustic. Taste Budd's Chocolate and Coffee Cafe, Red Hook. 758-6500. Teri Roiger & John Menegon 5pm-7pm. Jazz. Bread Alone Cafe, Rhinebeck. 876-3108. Ray Blue 7:30pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Bar Scott, Perry Beekman, and Terry Blaine 8pm. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. Belleayre Festival Opera 8pm. Verdi's La Traviata. $25-$66. Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. (800) 942-6904 ext. 344. Stephen Kaiser Group 8pm. Jazz. Babycakes Cafe, Poughkeepsie. 485-8411. Bill Sims Jr. with Adam Levy & The Mint Imperials 8pm. Live @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Reality Check 8:30pm. Rock. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277. Woody Mann 8:30pm. With Paul Geremia. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300. Beyond The Wall 9:30pm. Pink Floyd tribute. 12 Grape Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. In The Pocket 10pm. Covers. Bacchus, New Paltz. 255-8636.

The Outdoors Godspell 8pm. $24/$22 children and seniors. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

Foolsgold Sanctuary 6pm-9pm. Exhibit and auction to benefit Catskill Animal Sanctuary. One Mile Gallery, Kingston. 338-2035.

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Zumba 10am. $10. Rosendale Recreation Center, Rosendale. jenniferlee1433@aol.com. Chinese Medicine Clinic 10am-4:30pm. 45 minute sessions with Lorraine Hughes. $60. Inner Light Health Spa, Hyde Park. 229-9998. Introductory Orientation Workshop 11:30am-1:30pm. Postures, breath, and relaxation, along with an overview to this classical yoga practice. $15. The Yoga Way, Wappingers Falls. 227-3223. Osho Active Meditation 12pm-1pm. Mudita Yoga Center, Kingston. 750-6605. Sound Healing Chakra Clearing Workshop 1pm-6pm. $75. Sacred Space Healing Arts Studio, Beacon. 742-8494. Doody Calls 2pm-3pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952.

Classes Abstraction and Large Scale Drawing 9am-Sunday, July 24, 4pm. $215. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388. Zumba with Alicia 10am-11:30am. Cornell St. Studios, Kingston. 331-0191.

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Book Binding 9am-4pm. CCCA. $99. Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson. (518) 828-1481 ext.3344.



Ruth Lauer Manenti: Paper Blankets, Glasses and Bandages 6pm-8pm. John Davis Gallery, Hudson. (518) 828-5907.

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Introduction to Food Preservation 10am-2pm. Learn how to preserve your garden's delicious bounty with Jay Levine. $35/$25/+$15 materials. Inner Light Health Spa, Hyde Park. 229-9998.

Book Reading and Signing with Josh Margolin and Ted Sherman 7pm. Authors of The Jersey Sting. Inquiring Mind Bookstore, New Paltz. 255-8300.

Theater Anything Goes Call for times. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101.

Art Cause for Applause 12:30pm-4:30pm. Enjoy the work of artists, presentations, live music, performances. Railroad Playhouse, Newburgh. theartsgroupny@gmail.com. Artist Walkthroughs of Palermo Retrospective 2pm. David Reed. Dia: Beacon, Beacon. 440-0100.

Body / Mind / Spirit CoSMic Yoga with Elizabeth 11am-12:15pm. $12. Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Wappingers Falls. Vowel Sounds and Harmonic Healing 2pm-5pm. $30. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650. Tao Study Group 4pm-6pm. Ageless wisdom for living in the modern world with Stephen Sharkey. $10. Mudita Yoga Center, Kingston. 750-6605.

Classes Cupping Class 1pm-4pm. $60. Inner Light Health Spa, Hyde Park. 229-9998.

Events 2nd Annual Kenneth Casazza Benefit Car, Truck, Bike Show and Swap Meet Call for times. Windham Mountain, Windham. (518) 734-4300.

Prenatal Yoga 4pm-5:15pm. $90 6 weeks/$15 class. Bliss Yoga Center, Woodstock. 679-8700. Limb Loss Support Group 6pm. Resource Center for Accessible Living, Kingston. 331-0541. Zumba 6:30pm. $10. MaMa, Stone Ridge. jenniferlee1433@aol.com. Sound Healing Meditation 7pm-8pm. $10. Partners in Massage, Hyde Park. 229-9133. Community Yoga 8pm. Designed for beginners or those looking for a more relaxed evening practice. Ashtanga Yoga of New Paltz, New Paltz. 430-7402.

Classes Argentine Tango Tango Basics: 6pm-7pm, Intermediate: 7pm-8pm. Hudson, Hudson. (518) 537-2589. Hunter Stone Carving Seminar 8am-Saturday, August 6, 6pm. Learn the ancient art of stone carving. Hunter. (518) 989-6356.

Events Cavorting at the Colony: Open House Benefit Party 3pm-8pm. Cocktail party fundraiser with live music. $75/$35 Colony alumni/$20 children. Millay Colony, Austerlitz. (518) 392-4144. Korean BBQ Night 6pm. $15. Bull and Buddha, Poughkeepsie. 337-4848. Poker Nights 7pm-10pm. Bull and Buddha, Poughkeepsie. 337-4848.

Hudson Valley Young Artist Talent Search 12:30pm. $7/$5 17 and under. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300.

Dutchess Arts Camp Call for times. Ages 6-12. Through August 5. St. Paul's Parish Hall, Red Hook. www.millstreetloft.org.

Guided Walking Tour 2pm. $3/children free. Hurley Heritage Museum, Hurley. 338-5253.

Block Party Summer Arts Program for Children 9am-Friday, July 29, 3:30pm. Visual art, dance and music for ages 7-12. $300. Cornell St. Studios, Kingston. 331-0191.

Ultimate Frisbee Casual Pickup Games 3pm. Ages 10 and up. Comeau Property, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org. Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association Test 5:30pm. Rosendale Recreation Center, Rosendale. www.minnewaskaswimmers.org.

Kids DROP TV Summer 2011 Production 10am-5pm. Learn the media production skills to create and produce DROP TV, an award winning, show. Children's Media Project, Poughkeepsie. 485-4480. Color Splash: Art For Kids 11:15am-12pm. Ages 9 months to 4 years. $72 series + materials fee. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952.


Children's Summer Arts Program "Block Party!" 9am-Friday, July 29, 3:30pm. Visual art, dance and music for ages 5-12. $250. Cornell St. Studios, Kingston. 331-0191.

Music 311 and Sublime with Rome 7pm. $33/$49/$85. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922. Summer Sings 7:30pm. Gretchen Rueckheim of the Hudson Valley Choral Society leads the audience as they sing choral works. $10/ $8 members. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.


Music Chrissy O'Dell and One Hot Mess Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240. Rosendale Street Festival Call for times. 6 Stages, 74 bands and short flix. Rosendale, Rosendale. www.RosendaleStreetFestival.

Art Golden Acrylics Demonstration 6pm-8pm. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388.

Joe Tobin 1pm. Acoustic. Taste Budd's Chocolate and Coffee Cafe, Red Hook. 758-6500.

Life Drawing Sessions 7:30pm-9:30pm. $13/$10 members/$48/$36 members series. Unison Arts & Learning Center, New Paltz. 255-1559.

Project Mercury 3:45pm. Bertoni Gallery, Sugar Loaf. 469-0993.

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The Leipzig String Quartet 4pm. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217.

Dutchess Doulas 10am. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952.

Christopher Robin Band 7:30pm. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300.

Pounds Off Weight Loss Group 7pm-8pm. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

The Outdoors Godspell 3pm. $24/$22 children and seniors. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

Theater The Andrews Brothers 2pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511.

Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

Anything Goes 2pm. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. 679-4101.

Putting it Together 8pm. River Valley Rep. $35/$30 students and seniors/$27 groups. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 575-3000 ext. 7507.

Active Seniors Program 9am-10am. $1.50. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: A Day at the Farm 11am-4pm. Learn more about the animals who have been given a second chance at life. $10/$5 children. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Willow. 679-5955.

The Andrews Brothers 8pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511.

Forever Plaid 8pm. $25. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287.

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Putting it Together 2pm. River Valley Rep. $35/$30 students and seniors/$27 groups. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 575-3000 ext. 7507. The Wild Duck 3pm. By Henrik Ibsen. $45. Fisher Center, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7900.

Classes Woodstock Impressions 9am-Friday, July 29, 4pm. $370. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388. Belly Dance with Barushka 7pm-8:30pm. Open Space, Rosendale. (917) 232-3623. Mother/Daughter Belly Dancing Class 7:30pm. $20/4 weeks $69/mother daughter $118. Casperkill Rec Center, Poughkeepsie. (914) 874-4541.

Events Ultimate Frisbee Casual Pickup Games 12:30pm. Ages 10 and up. Comeau Property, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org.


The Wild Duck 8pm. By Henrik Ibsen. $45. Fisher Center, Annandaleon-Hudson. 758-7900.

Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

The Blues Brothers 8:30pm. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.



Two Days of Hands-on Workbench Time Call for times. With Charles Lewton-Brain. Center for Metal Arts, Florida. 651-7550.

Energy Rejuvenation 2pm-4pm. $20/$15. Mirabai Books, Woodstock. 679-2100.

Writing Poetry, Short Story, Novel, Memoir or Creative Non-fiction (and Getting It Published) 6:30pm-8:30pm. $60 series/$15 each. Call for location. 679-8256.


Canning Workshop 6:30pm. Learn how to preserve the harvest and enjoy it throughout the year. Phillies Bridge Farm, New Paltz. 256-9108.

WEDNESDAY 27 JULY Body / Mind / Spirit

Kids Move with Me: 8- 18 months 12:15pm-1pm. $72 series/$15 drop-in. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952. Adinkra: The Talking Cloth 1pm. Ages 7 and up. Kingston Library, Kingston. 331-0507.

Qi Gong 8:45am-9:30am. $5. Sacred Space Healing Arts Studio, Beacon. 742-8494.


Working Mom Support Groups 5:30pm-7pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952.

Acoustic Thursdays with Kurt Henry 6pm. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699.

Zumba 6pm. $10. MaMa, Stone Ridge. jenniferlee1433@aol.com.

Still Surfin' 6:30pm-8:30pm. Beach Boys tribute band. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 469-2287.

Yoga at the Pavilion 6pm-7:15pm. $115 series/$15 class/$90 series members/$12 class members. Mohonk Preserve, Gardiner. 255-0919. New Moon Class with Kara Lukowski 7:15pm-8:15pm. Mudita Yoga Center, Kingston. 750-6605.

Classes Therapeutic Ice Skating 4:15pm-5:45pm. Weekly through August 31. $50. McCann Ice Arena, Poughkeepsie. 454-5800 ext. 205.

Events Woodstock Farm Festival 3:30pm-8pm. Farmers Market, children's activities, food by local chefs, live music, entertainment. Maple Lane, Woodstock. www.woodstockfarmfestival.com.

Open Mike Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.

Amy Speace 7:30pm. Singer/songwriter. $15/$12. Empire State Railway Museum, Phoenicia. 688-7501. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix 8pm. Live @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Fourth Annual Grape Jam Weekend 8:30pm. Four straight nights of over-the-top jam sessions. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa 9:30pm. With special guests Flo & Eddie. $50. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

Kids Kid's Yoga Class 5pm-6pm. Ages 5-12. Inner Light Health Spa, Hyde Park. 229-9998.

Wuthering 6pm. Apprentice Company Productions. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. 437-7745.

Hellvar 6pm-9pm. Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson. hudsonwatermusic.com. Four Guys in Disguise 7pm. Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park. Last Good Tooth 8pm. $5. The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006.

Theater Missing 8pm. The true story of a father's disappearance. The Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 320-4175.

THURSDAY 28 JULY Art Life Drawing Sessions 7:30pm-9:30pm. $13/$10 members/$48/$36 members series. Unison Arts & Learning Center, New Paltz. 255-1559.

Body / Mind / Spirit Active Seniors Program 9am-10am. $1.50. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469. PostPartum Adjustment 9:30am-11am. $12/$80 series. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Feldenkrais 11am-12pm. Mountainview Studio, Woodstock. 679-0901. The Metaphysical Center Interfaith Worship Service 11:30am. Interfaith/metaphysical prayer, meditation, lecture. Guardian Building, Poughkeepsie. 471-4993. Mama's Group with Breastfeeding Support 11:30am-1pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952. Yoga on the Waterfront 12pm-1pm. Long Dock Beacon, Beacon. 473-4440. Babywearing Bonanza 1pm-2pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952. Mama's Group with Breastfeeding Support 1:30pm-3pm. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Prenatal Yoga 6pm-7:15pm. $80 6 weeks/$15 class. Jai Ma Yoga Center, New Paltz. 256-0465.

Sample locally produced specialty foods. Enjoy live music. Browse for handicrafts. And more. It’s all happening at the Connecticut Wine Festival.

For ticket prices, discounts, and more info, visit ctwine.com

The Erotics of Doubt 7pm. The Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 320-4175.

Presented by the CT Wine Trail

The Andrews Brothers 8pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511. Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.


Missing 8pm. The true story of a father's disappearance. The Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 320-4175.


Goshen Fairgrounds, Rte. 63, Goshen, CT Discover the vineyards and wineries along the picturesque CT Wine Trail. COL L AB ORATIVE S PACES FOR WORK + COMMUNITY

Invasive Species Inventory Workshop and Inventory 6:30pm. Inventory session on the 30th at 1pm. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.


FRIDAY 29 JULY Body / Mind / Spirit Zumba 7pm. $5. Roundout Valley Resort, Accord. jenniferlee1433@aol.com. Bright Shadows and Dark Radiance: The Chod Practice 7pm-9pm. With Dr. Craig Lennon. A psychospiritual journey incorporating Shamanic elements of Buddhist Chod, hypnosis, and shadow psychology. $20. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650. The Rose Meditation 7pm-9pm. Guided meditation with Kristine Flones. $45/$40. Mirabai Books, Woodstock. 679-2100.


KINGSTON / 314 Wall St

CHRONOGRAM OPEN WORD Michael Platsky + Ron Whiteurs

July 2, 7PM


July 13, 7PM


CIVIC KINGSTON NY Forum for Engagement July 14, 6–9PM

Classes Tango New Paltz Beginners 6pm, intermediate 7pm, practica 8pm. $15/$50 4-part series. The Living Seed Yoga & Holistic Center, New Paltz. 256-0114.


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Putting it Together 8pm. River Valley Rep. $35/$30 students and seniors/$27 groups. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 575-3000 ext. 7507.


Events Chatham Farmers Market 4pm-7pm. Chatham Real Food Market Co-op, Chatham. (518) 392-3353. Gardiner Greenmarket 4pm. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. www.townofgardiner.org/GREENMARKET.cfm.


Gathering with Clark Strand 6:30pm-9pm. Weekly meeting & conversation on excess and green living in the Mind Body Spirit. $10. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.

An Outsider Show Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.

Zumba Fitness Class 6:30pm-7:30pm. $7. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

Miranda Cosgrove 7pm. $86.50/$33.50/$28. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie. 454-5800.


Die Liebe der Danae 7pm. Richard Strauss (1864-1949). $30/$60/$70/$90. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

Ultimate Frisbee Casual Pickup Games 5:30pm. Ages 10 and up. Comeau Property, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org.

Taste the best of Connecticut’s wineries.

Theater Piece of My Heart Call for times. Martel Musical workshops concert readings of works-in-progress. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.


Have a Grape Day

Gregg Douglas Band Call for times. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277.


Steve Chizmadia 7:30pm. Acoustic. BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

Open Hive/Film 7pm-10pm. Beahive, Beacon. 418-3731.

Alexis P. Suter Band 8pm. Live @ The Falcon, Marlboro.

Antique Fair and Flea Market August 6th & 7th - 2011 at the

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, Rt. 29, GREENWICH, NY (12 mi. East of Saratoga Springs, NY)

$2 admission,

(65+ $1, under-16 - FREE)

Old-Fashioned Antique Show featuring 200+ dealers, free parking, great food, and real bathrooms. ($10 - Early Buyers Fridays before show)

$85 - Dealer Spaces Still Available: FAIRGROUND SHOWS NY PO Box 3938, Albany NY 12203 www.fairgroundshows.com fairgroundshows@aol.com Ph. 518-331-5004

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Exactly Not 8pm. Pamela's on The Hudson, Newburgh. 562-4505.

80th Annual Woodstock Library Fair 10am-5pm. Woodstock Library, Woodstock. 679-2213.

The Broad Band 8pm. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699.

Bridgewater Nightclub Downtown 10am-4pm. $10. Bridgewater Bar and Grill, Kingston. 340-4272.

KJ Denhert 8pm. Belleayre Jazz Club Urban Folk & Jazz. $26. Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. (800) 942-6904 ext. 344. Folk Duo Mike & Ruthy 8pm. $15/$12 members. Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock. 679-2079. Fourth Annual Grape Jam Weekend 8:30pm. Four straight nights of over-the-top jam sessions. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. John Nameth Blues Band 8:30pm. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300. Mountain Man 9pm. Folk. Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. The Compact 9pm. Millbrook R&B, Millbrook. 224-8005.

Spoken Word Joan Rivers 8pm. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 528-0100.

Theater Godspell 8pm. $24/$22 children and seniors. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Reading Festival 2 Call for times. The Public by Ed Hime, The Hour of Feeling by Mona Mansour, Matty's Place by Frank Pugliese, Marry Harry by Jennifer Robbins, Michael Biello & Dan Martin Sleeping Demon by John Patrick Shanley. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599. Missing 8pm. The true story of a father's disappearance. The Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 320-4175. The Andrews Brothers 8pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511. Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. Putting it Together 8pm. River Valley Rep. $35/$30 students and seniors/$27 groups. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 575-3000 ext. 7507. The Erotics of Doubt 8:45pm. The Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 320-4175.

SATURDAY 30 JULY Art Gallery Talk 2pm. Tom Williams on Robert Smithson. Dia: Beacon, Beacon. 440-0100.

Body / Mind / Spirit Zumba 10am. $10. Rosendale Recreation Center, Rosendale. jenniferlee1433@aol.com. Crystalline Convergence of Remembrance 11am-10pm. Connect with crystals & color healing vibrations, Lemurian information, sound meditation, Ancient Knowledge, Collective Intention creation & much more for our consciousness. Crystal Connection, Wurtsboro. 888-2547. Restorative Yoga 12pm-2pm. $20. Mudita Yoga Center, Kingston. 750-6605. Intensive Intuitive Connection 2pm-6pm. With Darlene Van de Grift. $45. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.

Classes Zumba with Alicia 10am-11:30am. Cornell St. Studios, Kingston. 331-0191. Summer Grilling Essentials 11am. $65. Beacon. (917) 803-6857.

Events Meet the Animals Tour Call for times. 90-minute tour and talk. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties. 336-8447. Millerton Farmers' Market 9am-1pm. Local food, music, demos. Dutchess Avenue and Main Street, Millerton. (518) 789-4259. Kingston Farmers' Market 9am-2pm. Featuring Senior's Day. Kingston Farmers' Market, Uptown Kingston. 853-8512. Pine Island Black Dirt Farmers Market 10am-2pm. Pine Island Town Park, Pine Island. www.pineislandny.com. Used and New Book Sale 10am-3pm. Rosendale Library, Rosendale. 658-9013.

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9:30pm. Blues. Union Jack Pub, Poughkeepsie. 240-1968

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: A Day at the Farm


11am-4pm. Learn more about the animals who have been given a second chance at life. $10/$5 children. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Willow. 679-5955.

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: A Day at the Farm 11am-4pm. Learn more about the animals who have been given a second chance at life. $10/$5 children. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Willow. 679-5955.


Friends of the Farmer Festival 11am-11pm. Copake Country Club, Copake Lake. www.friendsofthefarmer.com.

Disney's Aladdin by Kids on Stage

Connecticut Wine Festival 1pm-7pm. 2-day festival. Locally produced specialty foods, live music, handicrafts, purchase wines and more. $25/$20 in advance/$10 DD. Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen, Connecticut. ctwine.com. Annual Chicken Barbeque 5pm. $8-$12. Reformed Church of Shawangunk, Wallkill. 895-2952.

Music Steve Black Call for times. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park. 229-8277. The Head and The Heart Call for times. The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

8pm. $24/$22 children and seniors. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. 11am. $9/$7 children. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Return of the Pi Clowns 3:30pm. Acrobatics, juggling, eccentric dance, live music and improvisation. The Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 320-4175. The Erotics of Doubt 7pm. The Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 320-4175. Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. The Andrews Brothers 8pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511.

Hudson Valley Young Artist Talent Search 12:30pm. $7/$5 17 and under. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300. Connecticut Wine Festival 1pm-7pm. 2-day festival. Locally produced specialty foods, live music, handicrafts, purchase wines and more. $25/$20 in advance/$10 DD. Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen, Connecticut. ctwine.com. Living History Performance 1:30pm. $9/$7/$5. Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon. 831-8172. Ultimate Frisbee Casual Pickup Games 3pm. Ages 10 and up. Comeau Property, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org. Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association Test 5:30pm. Rosendale Recreation Center, Rosendale. www.minnewaskaswimmers.org.

Kids PHOTO: Deb Oshier www.rosendalestreetfestival.org

Hellvar 8pm. $5. The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006.

Vixen Dogs Band

DROP TV Summer 2011 Production 10am-5pm. Learn the media production skills to create and produce DROP TV, an award winning, show. Children's Media Project, Poughkeepsie. 485-4480. Color Splash: Art For Kids 11:15am-12pm. Ages 9 months to 4 years. $72 series + materials fee. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952.

Music Die Liebe der Danae Call for times. Richard Strauss (1864-1949). $30/$60/$70/$90. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

Rosendale Street Festival

Fourth Annual Grape Jam Weekend

Seventy-four bands on six stages over two days, including The Big Heavy, Tiger Piss, The Rhodes, Dog on Fleas, Big Sister, Voodelic, and even the Kingston High School Jazz Ensemble. Plus the arts and crafts, food, and kiddie attractions you expect of a street fair. New this year is the addition of The Rosendale Theatre, where “The Hudson Valley Short Flix Fest” will show The Rosendale Theatre Collective’s locally produced short films. Free. July 23 and 24. Rosendale. www.rosendalestreetfestival.org.

Call for times. Four straight nights of over-the-top jam sessions. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Barbara Martin 1pm. Taste Budd's Chocolate and Coffee Cafe, Red Hook. 758-6500. Andrew Russo and Frederic Chiu 4pm. Piano duo. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217.

The Young Lions

Putting it Together

Open Book

Call for times. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.

8pm. River Valley Rep. $35/$30 students and seniors/$27 groups. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 575-3000 ext. 7507.

7pm. Elly Wininger and Dave Kearney. The Colony Cafe, Woodstock. 679-5342.


8pm. Live @ The Falcon, Marlboro.

Young People's Concert 11am. Andrew Russo and Frederic Chiu, piano duo. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. Keith Newman 2pm. Acoustic. Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville. 647-3000. Teri Roiger & John Menegon 5pm-7pm. Jazz. Bread Alone Cafe, Rhinebeck. 876-3108. The Bernstein/Bard Trio 6pm-7:30pm. St. John's Episcopal Church, Kingston. 331-2252. Fourth Annual Grape Jam Weekend 7pm. Four straight nights of over-the-top jam sessions. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. JimmieJazz 7pm. Summer Sunset Concert Series sponsored by Millbrook Arts Group. Thorne Building, Millbrook. www.millbrookartsgroup.org. Goo Goo Dolls

8pm. The true story of a father's disappearance. The Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 320-4175.

Workshops Golden Acrylics Workshop 10am-4pm. $95. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock. 679-2388. The Real Food Factor 12:30pm-2pm. 7 keys to unlocking peace with food, your body and the stresses of life. Inner Light Health Spa, Hyde Park. 229-9998.

SUNDAY 31 JULY Body / Mind / Spirit Crystal Pod: Healing the Healers

Global Noize

Spoken Word Opera Talk with Leon Botstein 1pm. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900. Words Words Words 3pm. Emily Barton, John Darnton and Nina Darnton. Maple Grove Restoration, Poughkeepsie. 471-9651.

Theater Godspell 3pm. $24/$22 children and seniors. Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Putting it Together 2pm. River Valley Rep. $35/$30 students and seniors/$27 groups. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 575-3000 ext. 7507.

7pm. With special guests Michelle Branch and Parachute. $20-$75. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922.

10am-6pm. Connect intimately to the “Crystal Pod” energy and crucial information. $125/$50 person in group. Crystal Connection, Wurtsboro. 888-2547.

Global Noize

CoSMic Yoga with Elizabeth

Return of the Pi Clowns

8pm. Belleayre Jazz Club — Jazz, World Music& Electronica. $26. Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. (800) 942-6904 ext. 344.

11am-12:15pm. $12. Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Wappingers Falls.

3:30pm. Acrobatics, juggling, eccentric dance, live music and improvisation. The Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 320-4175.

International Contemporary Ensemble Keith Newman

2pm-4pm. With June Brought. The recording of our soul imprint revealed . $20. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.

8pm. Acoustic. Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville. 647-3000.

Exploring the Buddhadharma

Two Man Gentleman Band

4pm-5:30pm. Mudita Yoga Center, Kingston. 750-6605.

6pm. The fantastical and true story of my father's disappearance and what I found when I went looking for him. The Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 320-4175.

8:30pm. $25. Fisher Center, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

The Woodstock Psychic Wisdom Meetup

Eurydice 8pm. Walking the Dog Theater. $30/$25/$18 students. PS21, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

8:30pm. Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling. 855-1300.

4:30pm-7pm. Give and receive psychic readings and energy healings. $20/$10 members. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.


Kirtan with Lee Harrington

9pm. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699.

6:30pm-8pm. Mudita Yoga Center, Kingston. 750-6605.

8pm. The Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 320-4175.

8pm. $20. Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper. 688-9893.

Marc Black Band

Akashic Records Revealed

The Andrews Brothers 2pm. Shadowland Theater, Ellenville. 647-5511.


The Erotics of Doubt

theater hudson valley shakespeare festival image provided The cast of Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's "The Comedy of Errors" on the grounds of Boscobel in Garrison.

Bard to the Bone Over the past 25 years, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has staged both the celebrated and neglected works of Stratford-upon-Avon’s high-profile resident. However, those who have trekked to performances at Boscobel, the neoclassical estate in Garrison, may have noticed an oversight: HVSF has never staged “Hamlet.” “It’s a very complex and rich play,” says founding artistic director Terrence O’Brien, “and I think I was probably intimidated by it.” Yet after having directed works as varied as the Bard’s “Pericles,” “Cymbeline,” “The Tempest,” “Macbeth,” and “Titus Andronicus,” O’Brien finally felt equal to taking on the moody Dane. One impetus for his decision was meeting actor Matthew Amendt, who performed in last year’s HVSF production of “Troilus and Cressida.” O’Brien felt that this new member of his company had the stuff to overcome the built-in liabilities of the role of the brooding prince of Elsinore. “The part has a lot of pitfalls, not the least of which, it tends to make the player feel very egomaniacal,” the director says. “Consequently, productions tend to end up all centered not on the character but on the actor playing the character.” Yet Amendt showed no evidence of an expansive ego. O’Brien invited him to return this season, to face the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. While respectful of the text, O’Brien will not be cowed by it. In rehearsals, he has instructed his company to jettison traditional readings and seek out fresh renderings. “We try to treat it, as much as possible, I guess, as a new play,” he says. In repertory with “Hamlet” is “The Comedy of Errors,” another chestnut previously mounted by HVSF. While this is a play “that people take for granted,” he says, “Comedy” evinces a complexity that belies the youthful age of its creator.

This mad caper about twins and mistaken identity offers more than a tickle of the funny bone; O’Brien points out subplots concerning the gravitas of marriage, matters of gender identity, and observations about the shared biology of twins separated at birth. Rounding out the 2011 season is “Around the World in 80 Days,” based on the 1873 novel by Jules Verne. Its inclusion is a nod to both current fiscal realities and the shifting winds of American literacy. At a time when Shakespeare is not automatically taught in secondary school, the next generation of theatergoer is understandably skittish about the frilly verbiage of an Elizabethan playwright. Therefore, O’Brien has capitulated, albeit nobly, in order to “introduce people to us who would otherwise be afraid of Shakespeare, but we might eventually be able to bring them over to the Shakespeare side of the park.” Previous attempts at expanding the HVSF audience have included “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” a frantic condensation of all 37 pieces for the theater, as well as “The Bomb-itty of Errors,” a hip-hop nod to the august farce. The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival once distinguished itself with youthful brashness, giving the master overtly post-modern readings. (The 2007 “Richard III” depicted the king as a bipolar despot.) But self-conscious iconoclasm is less of a priority for the festival’s next quarter-century, O’Brien says. “Increasingly, what I’ve been trying to do is get out of the way of the play and let the play do more of the work.” “Around the World in 80 Days,” “The Comedy of Errors,” and “Hamlet” will be performed in repertory at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, at Boscobel in Garrison through September 4. (845) 265-9575; www.hvshakespeare.org. —Jay Blotcher 7/11 ChronograM FORECAST 121

by eric francis coppolino


Planet Waves

Eclipse in Cancer, Chiron in Pisces


or the past couple of years we have been living under the influence of an alignment in the cardinal signs—Pluto arriving in Capricorn in 2008, followed by Saturn and Uranus making their way into Libra and Aries. These three powerhouses have been dancing around the early cardinal cross— right around where the Sun is when it changes seasons—stirring up all kinds of mischief and adventure. The cardinal cross consists of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. I am sure that most of us would prefer to forget the first half of 2011, with its assassination/shooting, quake, tsunami, and multiple nuclear meltdowns, tornadoes, floods, and fires—along with a rapid sequence of revolutions and crackdowns across North Africa and the Middle East, and political protests in Wisconsin and Ohio. Edgar Cayce would be impressed. A lot of these stories are still developing; reporting about them is passing out of vogue. For example, there is a nuclear situation unfolding at two power plants in Nebraska that is being shut out of the news. All of these events and the ongoing political madness in the US are associated with these slow-moving planets coming in and out of aspect to one another, as well as their proximity to the Aries Point. Fast refresher on that: The Aries Point, which means the first degrees of any of the cardinal signs, is the intersection where what we think of as news becomes personal, and what we think of as personal becomes news. Since the summer of 2001, the Aries Point has been hotly reactive, associated with one huge event after the next. Now there are planets aligning there. When you get three planets in aspect like this, particularly the slow moving kind, you get a number of different cycles coming together, and that always stirs the pot. But the energy of these longstanding aspects can seem to be dormant and then be precipitated by Sun/ Moon events. The first of these was the summer solstice, when the Sun entered Cancer on Tuesday, June 21. Whenever planets are grouped around the Aries Point, the change of seasons becomes a more distinctive turning point. The reason is simple: In addition to the power surge of the Sun entering a cardinal sign, it immediately begins to make aspects to lots of other planets. That is what’s about to begin with the solstice, one of the strongest power points of the 122 planet waves ChronograM 7/11

year. A solstice is not merely the change of season. It’s as if the entire cosmic dynamo changes directions, at least from our perspective here on Earth. It’s a moment filled with tension and bursting with potential. During the Sun’s first week in Cancer it formed aspects to Neptune, Jupiter, Uranus, Chiron, and Pluto. Said simply, a lot of energy was created, and it’s looking for someplace to go. On Friday, July 1, the planets on the cardinal cross (Saturn, Uranus and Pluto) will be set off by a partial eclipse of the Sun—the third eclipse in a rapid four-week sequence spanning June 1 to July 1. What happens is that the Sun and the Moon move into an exact alignment in the one quadrant of the cardinal cross not occupied by planets. This runs considerable energy through the whole cross, and is likely to come along with a new wave of unusual news events and personal developments that call for emotional maturity and the willingness to turn rapid change into opportunity. Usually there is one barrier to that: Fear. And the loss is obvious if you think about it: Fear is generally what prevents us from making the most of our circumstances, and the result is a kind of spiral. This is intentional on the part of world managers. I’ve mentioned the “shock doctrine” concept a few times: It’s a way of making news that makes people cower, so that political and business agendas can be advanced. Basically it’s turning Pearl Harbor into Coca-Cola, a consistent, dependable product. But this would not work without being keyed into a deeper but misdirected survival instinct, which tends to work on the level of an unconscious reflex, and basically as a result we become the prisoners of our own fears. When we talk about growth, enlightenment, or spiritual consciousness, what we really mean is not being held hostage by our own fear impulses. I know it seems like there is a lot that can go wrong in the world, but there always was. These fear impulses are torturing us as individuals and adding up to a big mess in society. There is an alternative, and that is about keeping your creative juices flowing and your mind alert; this takes discipline. And as my friend Abraham reminds me, it may be the only thing worthy of discipline. The July 1 eclipse is the third in a series of three eclipses—a partial solar

happened first in Gemini on June 1, a total lunar in Sagittarius on June 15, and then the partial solar in Cancer on July 1. Eclipses are part of much longer cycles, and within each cluster or grouping of eclipses, each individual event is part of a different cycle (called a Saros cycle). What is interesting is that the June 1 event came toward the end of a very long Saros cycle; the June 15 one was the peak of a cycle and the July 1 eclipse is the very first in a brand-new cycle—the first eclipse of a brand-new sequence that will last for many centuries. To me, something like this is about opening up new emotional territory, never before visited. The eclipse takes place in Cancer and arrives in grand style as part of a grand cross. Yet the sign Cancer has some special meaning in terms of personal evolution, as it’s the sign of incarnation. It’s also the sign we associate with emotional grounding, family, and security. And as such an emotional sign, it would be the epicenter of the emotional healing process I’ve been describing for months now, though of course anything happening in Scorpio and Pisces would be part of that, too. And we do have this—Chiron and Neptune gathering in Pisces, plus several newly discovered but very compelling points in Scorpio. The presence of planets in the water signs, and an eclipse in one of the water signs, suggests that the emotional level is one to focus on right now, and Chiron in Pisces points to the theme of healing. Healing begins with awareness; that is the mark of Chiron. An eclipse in the sign Cancer points directly to the theme of family. I would say that the basic need for emotional healing is connected with unresolved family baggage, resentment caused by failures in relationships, social struggles including a sense of feeling like an outcast that is commonplace even among popular people, and the ongoing, sometimes subtle and sometimes overt agony of living amidst too many rules about sex. All of this points to toxic shame, a problem so pervasive we have barely begun to see it for what it is. It is difficult to see in an environment where we’re constantly shamed and where one of the most pervasive emotions is guilt. As with fear, when we encounter toxic shame, we tend to turn off our feelings so that we don’t have to experience them. This is basically the trap, and it’s everywhere—with every option we have to shut down, from drinking one of those things at Starbucks that somehow combines 25 grams of sugar with a huge dose of sodium, to indulging in endless “entertainment.” As time goes on, the pressure builds, and we see it release in destructive ways, such as people in Vancouver trashing their own city this week because their team lost the Stanley Cup. There is a lot of pent up energy. I think many people feel the psychological term “repression” is quaint, but pent up means repressed, and it’s not just all those drunk hockey fans that are experiencing the pain of this. Clearly, they were revolting against something. The subtle question is, in what ways do you feel held down, and in what ways do you rebel, or try to? Usually this kind of rebellion is not so artful; it is the destructive use of creative energy. One of the first things we do in an emotional healing phase is figure out how to put that same energy to good use. As Chiron and Neptune begin to make their way across Pisces, a transit that will last for nearly a decade, the emphasis shifts to our emotional lives. The July 1 eclipse in Cancer will influence us for the next six months to two years. So the route to healing would seem to be to enter our feelings rather than avoid them. That does not just mean negative feelings. I also mean the pleasures you want that you might deny yourself, be they emotional, aesthetic, or erotic. We tend to be pleasure-aversive in our culture; we want the clean, automated kind of highly controlled fun that does not cause us to change or take a chance. But we remain human, at least for now—we cannot live on autopilot, always looking for the safest route. Getting into your feelings doesn’t have to be a total immersion. Sometimes it’s better to approach one’s feelings from the edge, to lightly touch them and acknowledge what’s going on inside. Sometimes it works beautifully to go there with your imagination first. For many, the idea that comes with this will be something like; “I am not going to pretend anymore”—whatever that pretending may entail, and for others, it might be, “I’m going to be real about this right now,” whatever that being real might entail. Our current phase of eclipses is providing both psychological leverage to change our circumstances and restructure our lives, as well as an emotional vent for long-pent-up energy. It may seem inconvenient at times, but it’s really an opportunity.

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Planet Waves Horoscopes Aries (March 20-April 19) How does it come to be that we get so overidentified with our relationships? How is it that we confuse them with who we are, and can even think we lack validity, existence, or citizenship unless we are certifiably partnered? There are actually answers to those questions if we look at them sincerely. At the moment, you seem to be in a situation where your inner development is exceeding the capacity of a relationship or a situation. This, in turn, may be conflicting with your tendency to identify with your situation. Now, the cosmic beauty of this is that you will get to define a boundary between you and your circumstances. Indeed, as you clarify this, you will see what you’ve been trying to do for a long time, much longer than you realize. I would remind you that our culture provides exceedingly few examples of what it means to be in a relationship as an individual. For many people, being in a relationship or a family environment is a hedge against that individuality—and I suggest you examine your family line for information about how this may be true in the people who raised you. Ultimately, your drive to grow and become far exceeds any circumstances or the limits that can be imposed by an agreement. If you are indeed growing faster than someone, or many people, around you, then this is something to admit directly, and promptly. At this stage of your life there is no time for faking it, and plenty of incentive to be real with yourself and others.

Taurus (April 19-May 20) There are rewards for letting go of what troubled you in the past, and the things you were attached to in the past that you no longer want or need. Those rewards begin with acknowledging what is real to you, and worthwhile for you, in this moment. That will provide a way to invest yourself in your immediately available environment. You are training yourself in what nourishes you and what does not. Then, of course, you have a choice of what you imbibe. I recognize the matter of the past can seem extremely complicated. But if we look at its basic elements, we can see that for the most part, the past consists of unresolved feelings that give us very little. Instead of spending our lives unconsciously chasing things that we supposed might fill that gap, we can look directly at those feelings and the situations that gave rise to them. I would note that the situations are arranged in layers. It’s not as simple as linear cause and effect; when you make a discovery, be sure to keep your inquisitive mind on, rather than use a feeling of discovery as a point of conclusion. If you’re just a little persistent, and practice being self-reflective, you can find your way to a new perspective. And while you may be inclined to think of this as a new idea, I would describe it as a new emotional perspective on your own existence—literally, a feeling that describes who you are when you’re not encumbered by expectations of any kind.

Gemini (May 20-June 21) You have long wanted to stabilize your financial situation and you now have a plan for doing so. The key is going to be sticking to that plan long enough to demonstrate to yourself that it works and is therefore worth pursuing and developing. I would remind you that most of what we learned about money we learned from people who were a) not that good at handling the stuff, and b) happy to impart all kinds of emotional baggage and barbs that came along with their philosophy. Usually, there is a close relationship between being financially independent and being emotionally and psychically independent from your parents. In our society money is one of the ultimate forms of power in our own lives. It’s the freedom to stay or to go; the freedom to be who you are no matter what anyone may think. If you look at the times in your life when you had the least such freedoms, they were likely to be in your family of origin, or within relationships that emulated your family of origin. By emulated, I mean which duplicated the sense of powerlessness over your circumstances that you may have felt as a child. At this stage of your growth, “power” and “freedom” translate into being free from the games of others, financial and otherwise; they translate into the ability to trust your own resourcefulness, and most of all, the ability to feel what you feel without the fear of consequences.

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The July 1 eclipse in your birth sign is/was about tying together many loose ends, and reminding you that despite the many stories these threads represent, your life has one theme. We tend to think of existence in categories: self-development, work, relationships, home life, and so on. This is a glitch in consciousness that veils the fact that we are each one person living one life. Indeed, thinking in boxes does something more detrimental—it creates the notion that we are separate people within ourselves, dividing our character between worker, parent, individual who grows, person who aspires, and so on. Many who have attempted can report on the challenge of seeing yourself as something beyond all of these concepts, and indeed recognizing yourself as something other than a concept. Yet I am intimately aware of the sense of a divided self that afflicts many humans, and which can be especially tricky and tiresome for those born under your sign or with Cancer rising. If you start to feel an inner division, I suggest you turn it into a dialog. Get the aspects of yourself conversing, and consider the viewpoints of both of them, or however many there are. You may be aware of how testy this dialog can get, and thus might want to avoid knowing too much about it. However, you’re on the verge of a major self-discovery that could go a long way toward resolving your differences with yourself. You will then discover that your differences with others were a kind of shadow.

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You may have discovered that you’re more driven by your emotional nature than by your intellect. While this is true for most people (otherwise, advertising would not work as well as it does), in your life this factor can have a veil thrown over it. That veil is being pulled back by the July 1 solar eclipse in your adjoining sign Cancer. If you can see and understand this tendency, it doesn’t have to run your life. There are more creative ways to live, and the other side of that very same emotional aspect of yourself is a deeply nurturing spirit that is both generous and conscious. You can get into some conflict if you resist that quality, and you may be figuring out that you’re a lot happier when you’re offering others the best of who you are. The eclipse is focused on your 12th solar house—the part of the mind that we rarely get to see, or which disappears into the waking dream of life. The 12th is an inner environment, and the eclipse resembles an opening through which you can allow fear, negativity and attachment to the past to be flushed out of your psyche. Let it do its work. The process is not over; it will go on for months, and speed you through the many self-improvement projects you have going. On that note, I would paraphrase Abraham, an entity I started looking into while researching Leo astrology a few years ago. He suggested that the only thing worthy of discipline is feeling good. From that, everything else will follow.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) You’re rather sensitive to what others think of you, though it looks like you’re seeing the benefits in setting some limits to how much you let it affect you. There’s something deep here, and very likely something old. All humans and many other critters need affirmation and approval. That much we can all agree on. What we might disagree on is whether it’s a healthy impulse. I would say that it is, if we can manage to be the first place we go for that approval. Here’s why: If you seek acknowledgement outside yourself, you may be validating your doubt with greater strength than the affirmation providing nourishment. That is counterproductive. If, instead, you get into the habit of answering your own questions (primarily with yes) you will gradually discover that you exist, and that you have a right to exist. That’s what it all boils down to, kid. It’s not about winning the Grammy, the Oscar, or even a ribbon at the county fair. All of these things are, at least in theory, designed to inform you that you have a right to be here and to do what you really want to do. At this stage of your life, certain primal instincts are starting to wake up and inform you just how true this is. So if you feel your passion stir, don’t go back to sleep. If you feel your curiosity get restless, go seeking clues rather than assuming you know the answer. And if you desire validation, remind yourself that not only do you belong here—you’re actually here, and you know it.

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Libra (September 22-October 23) You’re figuring out how not to overreact in relationship situations, though there seems to be a good bit available that you can overreact to. The skill of maintaining your balance no matter what others are going through—or offering you, or luring you with—is something that you seem destined to learn. As you do, remember that balance is not a static position. Rather, it’s the art of continual adjustment to your environment. This keeps life interesting and perceives experiences as creative fodder. Saturn currently moving through your sign is a moment of reckoning with yourself: of discovering what it means to be fully authentic with yourself, and then as a direct result, with everyone else. This will teach you to be balanced, stable, and optimistic. Saturn moving through your sign will only last a little more than one year from now, which is providing a constant reference point of your boundaries. But Uranus will be in Aries, your opposite sign, for the next seven years, stirring up your environment and offering a steady flow of interesting people and situations. There will, as a result, be plenty to test how steady you are on your pins. Remember that much of balance is flexibility, and you may want to consider embracing models of relationship that offer that above all else. It’s not just that you need freedom; you need to live in an environment where it’s considered healthy.


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Mars in Gemini may be making obvious certain splits in your opinion, desires, or intentions that have been lurking below the boards for some time. I suggest you not hold yourself as someone of “low integrity” because you have a divided opinion, or seeming inner conflict, or have discovered that you might act some ways and speak other ways that seem to contradict them. We all must come to terms with dualism while we are here in the world of duality. It is ultimately the unified mind that can make this recognition and have the desire to do something about it—though that unified mind can be a challenge to dial in consistently. The more we do so, the stronger we become. As you observe many ways there are two of anything in your life—viewpoints, people you care about, financial options, diverging ways of life—remember that the mere observation of this indicates both an advanced level of awareness and the power to do something with the information. Seeing the pattern is the first step in the healing process, assuming it’s even bothering you. In fact there are many times in life when we get to have our cake and eat it too; the either/or choices for who we are tend to be false dichotomies. By that, I mean the two viewpoints or possibilities we are presented with conceal something deeper, greater possibilities, or alternatives to the problem that take us to a higher level.


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Sagittarius (November 22-December 22) The most ordinary matters are the most meaningful right now. You don”t need to worry about big goals, grand destinations, or even your personal destiny. Stay focused in what you’re doing, and in particular, take care of the material aspects: Focus on keeping things running more or less on time; keep your sink empty and your sheets fresh and live the life you’re living. This is a moment when the very larger and seemingly more significant things are incorporated into the seemingly most mundane. Here’s the thing, though—they always are. When you’re working at your very highest potential, what you’re doing is part of life. And as part of that, you always have a basic need to maintain yourself, take care of basic creature comforts, and be present in the moment. What you have now is a setup where focusing on your immediate environment leads you to a sense of a much larger world. This could come from, for example, being more attentive to your phone messages or e-mail, which directly leads to an opportunity. Or the effect may be indirect: You’re feeling rested and like you’ve got a handle on your life, and this gives you a little more space to have ideas and engage people in conversations. One overarching message of your solar chart is enjoy what you have. Enjoy the health, the well-being, the opportunity to serve and create, that you have at this moment. Relax into this space and you will find it offers you lots of unexpected potential.

Capricorn (December 22-January 20) Someone close to you seems to have shifted their perspective of who you are. That, or you’ve shifted your perspective and you are seeing someone in a different way, a different light. There is something in your charts about you and the people in your life making emotional space for one another. You need the space to be yourself, and to some extent that exists within the awareness of others; really, it’s something that you give to yourself. At the same time, you have the ongoing opportunity to open space within yourself for the changes and movements of others; that is, to be one who allows rather than resists. Relationships are complex, typically because we try to fit complex individual lives into a format that is way too simple to leave room for anyone to have actual space to grow. You are growing; you are changing; you know this, and at times it has you pretty nervous. Imagine how confident you would be if you knew people would embrace you no matter who you become. Now imagine how confident you will be if you know you’ll embrace yourself, no matter who you become. Self-forgiveness, and self-allowing, are by far the most significant pieces of this equation. Most of what the adults around us taught us when we were little was wrong. In that same spirit, it’s true that guilt is inflicted on us in the first instance, but there is nobody who can un-inflict it except for you.

Aquarius (January 20-February 19)

It’s safe to let your curiosity be free. Indeed, this may be the only safety because it’s an aware state of mind: Curiosity is engaging the world with receptivity. You may have a craving to explore the other side of a feeling, or the deeper, darker side of a creative idea. The thing with curiosity is that, typically, when we’re very young, a boundary is set on it. We’re told that it’s dangerous to be curious and everyone has heard the rumor about that cat. This association with curiosity and death actually does a fairly good job of anaesthetizing the inquisitive factor of the mind. Right now, that part of you is waking up, in a little tempest. As that develops, you may feel like you’re going to exceed some boundary, rule, or limit, that’s the thing to cross over. That’s the place where the best feelings are, and it’s a sure way to gradually lure yourself out of the boxed-in enterprise that life has become here in the 21st century. Though there are many external factors that try to push us into a kind of rigidity and then profit from it, we’re the only ones who are able to lead ourselves out. And the way we do that is by getting acquainted with the subtle conflicts, masked desires and odd ways we want to work out our inner polarities. The sensation when you get there is something akin to a blend of danger, release, and pleasure. And when you feel that you’re on one of the most elemental levels of the human experience—which is the same thing as spiritual experience.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) Your sign is currently providing an alternative to much of the negativity of the world: The peace-loving nature of Pisces is starting to become an obvious path to many who have thrived on conflict. I suggest you open up to this yourself. Humans are pleasure-seeking creatures. Humans are creative, they love beauty, and they’re inherently erotic. Therefore, you may discover that you’re the flavor of the month for a lot longer than a month. Now is the time to allow yourself to be the ultimate Piscean you’ve always wanted to be. Keep easing into the flow of life; make sure you keep the mystery of existence closely in your thoughts. Avoid people who thrive on conflict or who are trapped in it—and remember, it’s not your job to cure them of anything. You may, at first, need to make certain discoveries on your own about what keeps you alert to beauty, feeling good, and craving new experiences. As you learn from those, you will gradually attract people who are curious about your idea of fun. The coming weeks and indeed seasons of your life may feel like someone has handed you the “missing piece” of your emotional psyche. Suddenly, you don’t need others for your pleasure; you have yourself, and they are inclined to need you just a bit more than you’ve noticed before. Relax into this reality. You will wear it well; contentment breeds contentment, and as you value happiness, you will draw toward you people who are seeking the same thing. 126 planet waves ChronograM 7/11

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