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NEWS AND POLITICS 24 WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING Colonoscopies and Somali pirates—find out what you may have missed.

27 BEINHART’S BODY POLITIC: DO WACKADO, WACKADO Larry Beinhart reflects on the consequences of the recent NSA scandal.

HOME 28 HANDYMAN'S SPECIAL: MATT KINNEY'S MANSION MAKEOVER The artist and construction worker is the right person for this fixer-upper in Beacon.

37 MORE PLEASURE, LESS WORK Michelle Sutton discusses the importance of not grinding it out in the garden.

43 HOME AND GARDEN EVENTS FOR JUNE A listing of fairs, classes, and tours for green thumbs and homebodies.

ANTIQUING IN THE HUDSON VALLEY 45 BETTER WITH AGE: TELLING TRASH FROM TREASURE Melissa Esposito reports on assessing the value of your cherished antiques.

CULINARY ADVENTURES 48 HOP TO IT: THE PLEASURES OF HOME BREWING The Hudson Valley is filled with resources for making beer right in your home, including supply shops and local home brewer associations.

51 FARMERS' MARKETS A complete listing of weekly farmers' markets in the Hudson Valley.

66 SUMMER HEATS UP IN KINGSTON A listing of summer happenings in the thriving Ulster County city.

88 THE CITY IN THE COUNTRY: SARATOGA AND THE ADIRONDACKS Horse racing, mineral springs, and historic camps—all reasons to venture north.

KIDS AND FAMILY 52 FIELD NOTES: INTERROGATING THE NEW DOMESTICITY An interview with Emily Matchar, author of Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity.

54 WHAT IS NORMAL, ANYWAY?: AUTISTICS LAY CLAIM TO AUSOME-NESS Anne Pyburn Craig discusses the autism spectrum and the concept of "normal."

56 KIDS AND FAMILY EVENTS A listing of family-friendly, local happenings.

WHOLE LIVING 104 WHAT LIES BENEATH: COULD YOUR PELVIC FLOOR USE A RENOVATION? Physicians, physical therapists, and Pilates instructors offer programs for restoring the complex and vital system of muscles that make up the pelvic floor.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE 17 WEDDINGS & CELEBRATIONS Resources for celebrating your special day. 26 ELLENVILLE A directory of things to do and see in the Ulster County village. 99 TASTINGS A directory of what’s cooking and where to get it. 100 BUSINESS DIRECTORY A compendium of advertiser services. 108 WHOLE LIVING Opportunities to nurture mind, body, and soul.

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BARDSUMMERSCAPE “Bard SummerScape and Bard Music Festival always unearth piles of buried treasures.” — The New Yorker

july 5 – august 18,


Bard SummerScape 2013 presents

seven inspired weeks of opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret. The hub of these offerings is the 24th

annual Bard Music Festival, this year examining the life, work, and cultural

milieu of the 20th-century composer Igor Stravinsky. SummerScape takes place in the extraordinary Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and other venues on Bard College’s stunning Mid–Hudson Valley campus.


July 26 – August 4

Twenty-fourth Season

Music by Sergey Taneyev American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger Russian composer Sergey Taneyev’s extraordinary but rarely staged opera conveys the searing drama of Aeschylus’ powerful trilogy about the cursed House of Atreus, from Agamemnon’s fateful return from Troy to the trial of his son Orestes.

Weekend One August 9–11 Becoming Stravinsky: From St. Petersburg to Paris will trace Stravinsky’s path from his early Russian years to his first great successes in Paris writing for Sergei Diaghilev’s legendary Ballets Russes, most notably the scandalous premiere of The Rite of Spring.



July 6–7


Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company Choreographer Bill T. Jones and theater director Anne Bogart ’74 join forces to create a new work celebrating the centennial of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Two of America’s leading dance and theater companies unite to explore the impact of one of the 20th century’s most explosive artistic moments.


July 11–21

World Premiere Adaptation


Weekend Two August 16–18 Stravinsky Reinvented: From Paris to Los Angeles will explore Stravinsky’s creative output during the interwar years and the music he composed in the United States, where he settled in 1939.

Film Festival

July 12 – August 3

STRAVINSKY’S LEGACY AND RUSSIAN ÉMIGRÉ CINEMA The SummerScape 2013 film festival will be in two parts: a retrospective of Russian exile filmmaking in France and a series of more contemporary films by such directors as Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Chabrol.


July 5 – August 18

CABARET, MUSIC, FINE DINING, AND MORE Bard’s Belgian “Mirror Tent” returns to SummerScape.



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Directed by János Szász Adapted by János Szász and Gideon Lester after the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov Hungarian film and stage director János Szász applies his opulent theatrical vision to this adaptation of Bulgakov’s novel—at once a pungent political satire, a magical fantasy, and an unforgettable love story. Suitable for audiences 15 and older (contains nudity).

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

weekend one Friday, August 9

Becoming Stravinsky: From St. Petersburg to Paris program one

Saturday, August 10 program two program three

Sunday, August 11

Works by Stravinsky

The Russian Context

Chamber works by Stravinsky, Glazunov, Rachmaninoff, and others

1913: Breakthrough to Fame and Notoriety

American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor Orchestral works by Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and others

program four

Modernist Conversations

program five

Sight and Sound: From Abstraction to Surrealism

weekend two Friday, August 16

The 20th Century’s Most Celebrated Composer

Chamber works by Stravinsky, Debussy, Schoenberg, and others Works by Stravinsky, Satie, Poulenc, and others

Stravinsky Reinvented: From Paris to Los Angeles program six

Against Interpretation and Expression: The Aesthetics of Mechanization

Works by Stravinsky, Bartók, Varèse, and others

Saturday, August 17 program seven program eight

the bard music festival presents

Stravinsky and His World august 9–11 and 16–18

Sunday, August 18

Stravinsky in Paris

Chamber works by Stravinsky, Roussel, Martinu°, others

The Émigré in America

American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Bostein, conductor Orchestral works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg, and Eisler

program nine

Stravinsky, Spirituality, and the Choral Tradition

program ten

The Poetics of Music and After

Choral works by Stravinsky, Boulanger, Krenek, and others

Chamber works by Stravinsky, Copland, Carter, and others

program eleven The Classical Heritage

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

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PHOTO: Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1971, Russian composer, photograph, 1949 Culver Pictures/The Art Archive at Art Resource, NY







74 PORTFOLIO: ROCK STAR MEADOW Nick Della Penna and Estelle Ross's sculptural installation in Lake Hill.

76 MUSIC: THE BEAT GOES ON Peter Aaron profiles the legendary jazz drummer Marvin "Bugalu" Smith. Nightlife Highlights include Frankie and His Fingers, Etienne Charles, Woodstock Concerts on the Green, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, and Sam Moss. Reviews of The Throwaway Age by Bob Irwin & The Pluto Walkers; Coming Into Frame by Sirsy; and Twain by Rebecca Martin.

82 BOOKS: THE SON ALSO RISES Nina Shengold profiles playwright, novelist, and actor Carey Harrison.

84 BOOK REVIEWS Anne Pyburn Craig reviews Let it Burn by Steve Hamilton, and Robert Burke Warren reviews Christian Nation by Frederic C. Rich.

86 POETRY Poems by Peter Van Aken, Benny Boy, Willem Donahue, Richard Donnelly, Kerry Giangrande, Lucy Gilbertsen, Julia Hickey, Sharon Israel, John Lindholm, Karl Meade, Cynthia Poten, Barbara Threecrow Purcell, Allison Valiquette, and Lily Whiteman. Edited by Phillip X Levine.

136 PARTING SHOT Kathleen MacKenzie's painting Cam's Caddy explores the effect of time on memory.



Megan Denver holds a frame from one of the many hives at Hudson Valley Bee Supply in Kingston. FOOD & DRINK


Peter Barrett pays a visit to the Hudson Valley Bee Supply in Kingston and discusses the benefits of beekeeping, including the sought after byproduct—honey.

THE FORECAST 114 DAILY CALENDAR Comprehensive listings of local events. (Daily updates at PREVIEWS 113 The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival stages "King Lear" this summer. 115 Andrew Bird performs at the Bearsville Theater on July 25 and 26. 116 Zen Mountain Monastery stages Evan Brenner's one-man show on July 14. 117 Mount Tremper Arts' sixth season runs through August 24. 118 Bard SummerScape 2013 runs from July 5 through August 24. 120 Actors & Writers presents two shows at Maverick Concert Hall this month. 122 The Shawangunk Wine Trail's Bounty of the Hudson takes place July 27 and 28. 123 The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice runs from August 1 through 4. 127 The Annual Monastery Vinegar Festival is on July 13 and 14 in Millbrook. 128 Bradford Graves Sculpture Park is open through October in Kerhonkson.


Eric Francis Coppolino discusses the recent NSA scandal and the societal implications of the government's surveillance capacity.


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

2013 EVENTS The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County plays host to a wide variety of unique events and annual festivals – many of which celebrate the region’s rich historic and cultural legacy. There’s always something going on in Greene County!


April 27-28

TAP New York

May 11

Hunter Mountain Spring Classic Bike Race


East Durham Irish Festival


‘Tour of the Catskills’ Pro-Am Bicycle Road Race

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German Alps Festival International Celtic Festival East Durham Irish Feis




Hunter Mountain Fall Classic Bike Race


Radio Woodstock Mountain Jam Fest IX at Hunter Mountain


Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival


Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain


HITS Triathlon Series


Bavarian Summer Fest


Windham US Nationals/ PRO GRT & XCT

July 14-20 18-21 25-28 27

Irish Arts Week Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Greene County Youth Fair

October 4-6 5-6, 12-13

Colors in the Catskills


Autumn Affair & Homecoming Weekend

19 20

Wine & Brew Festival


Wings, Brew & Chili Festival




a world of delight

the bard

spiegeltent cabaret after hours midsummer dancing dining kinder spiegel thursday night live featuring our house band the mayday kingdom

july 5 – august 18 the richard b. fisher center for the performing arts at bard college july 5

Sandra Bernhard

august 1

july 6

Imharhan & Mamadou Kelly

july 11

Weimar New York

Justin Vivian Bond Buke and Gase july 12

The Hot Sardines july 13

EVIYAN july 18

Hungry March Band july 19

John Kelly july 25

Ikebe Shakedown july 26

Taylor Mac july 27

Theo Bleckmann

august 2–3 august 9

Maya Beiser august 10

Marianne Solivan august 15

What Cheer? Brigade august 16–17

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus august 3–18

Kinder Spiegel

july 28 – august 11

Midsummer Dancing

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HEALTH & WELLNESS EDITOR Wendy Kagan POETRY EDITOR Phillip X Levine MUSIC EDITOR Peter Aaron FOOD & DRINK EDITOR Peter Barrett KIDS & FAMILY EDITOR Bethany Saltman EDITORIAL INTERNS Caroline Budinich, Marie Solis PHOTOGRAPHY INTERN Anne Cecille Meadows PROOFREADERS Lee Anne Albritton, Tom Whalen CONTRIBUTORS Larry Beinhart, Jay Blotcher, Stephen Blauweiss, Jason Broome, Eric Francis Coppolino, Anne Pyburn Craig, Jeff Crane, Larry Decker, Deborah DeGraffenreid, Michael Eck, Melissa Esposito, Jennifer Farley, Kirsten Ferguson, Roy Gumpel, Annie Internicola, Kelly Merchant, Sharon Nichols, Fionn Reilly, Sparrow, Michelle Sutton, Robert Burke Warren, Tod Westlake

PUBLISHING FOUNDERS Jason Stern & Amara Projansky PUBLISHER Jason Stern CHAIRMAN David Dell Chronogram is a project of Luminary Publishing ADVERTISING SALES ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Maryellen Case ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Mario Torchio ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Robert Pina ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Ralph Jenkins ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Jack Becker ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Amara Projansky; (845) 334-8600x105 BUSINESS MANAGER Ruth Samuels; (845) 334-8600x107 TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR Michael LaMuniere MARKETING COORDINATOR Samantha Henkin PRODUCTION PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Jaclyn Murray; (845) 334-8600x108 PRODUCTION DESIGNERS Kerry Tinger, Mosa Tanksley OFFICE 314 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401 | (845) 334-8600; fax (845) 334-8610


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North Road Joel Griffith | Oil on Panel | 40� x 48� | 2008 Joel Griffith boils down the experience of painting landscapes at night in his sleepy hometown of Tivoli to two words: “Skunks and drunks.� After dark, the only passersby are usually creatures of the night: inebriated college students and four-legged nocturnal mammals. In order to see while painting at night, Griffith rigged up an easel with two headlights from a Mercury Cougar clipped to the car battery. He could then paint for four hours at a stretch, until the battery gave out. Griffith began honing his skills as a realist in the MFA program at Bard College in the late `90s. Previously, Griffith had painted in a more comic style, a Muppets-meets-R. Crumb mashup. (Two pieces in this vein were featured on the cover of Chronogram in July and September of 1998.) At Bard, however, his instructors turned him away from his previous work. “They were like,‘Okay kid, you got to stop doing cartoons,’� Griffith says. For over a decade, Griffith has been documenting local scenes on canvas in all seasons, day and night. While his paintings represent a latter-day Hudson River School attempt at expressing the essence of this region, Griffith is as impelled by technique as place. “The act of painting and paint handling is where my joy really is,� he says. Although Griffith still accepts landscape commissions, he’s frank about his desire to move on from his landscape-based work, as he’s taken it as far as it can go from a technical point of view. “I’m bored doing it,� says Griffith. “After you’ve mastered a style, eventually your artistic conscience says, ‘Let’s jump ship!’� Recently, the artist started making portraits of people he knows in the village, inspired by the expressionistic work of Alice Neel. This turn from landscape to portraiture is a change of style for Griffith, but not of content. Since his days as a comic book artist, through his landscape years, and now his portraiture, Griffith has been crafting a larger narrative about Tivoli, its people and places. “My paintings have always been acts of homage to that which matters to me,� he says. “Obviously, that changes through the stages of one’s life, but the desire to record, to hold experience still and appreciate it, to commune with it, is constant.� It’s no surprise that Griffith was named “painter laureate� of Tivoli in 2004 by current Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, who was then mayor of Tivoli. Three years ago, Griffith himself became involved in local politics, becoming a village trustee. He sees parallels between art and municipal administration. “In both cases,� he says, “you use your creativity to solve problems and direct people’s attention to what’s important.� Griffith was recently appointed deputy mayor, and he’s been spending a lot of time working on small-town problems like potholes and street lights. “Painting is an indirect way to make the world better,� he says. “This is more direct.� North Road, along with two other nightscapes by Joel Griffth, are currently on display through October at Bread & Bottle in Red Hook. Three daytime landscapes by Griffith will be included in the show “Eastern Standard: Indirect Lines to the Hudson River School,� which runs July 20 through September 30 in storefronts along Main Street in Catskill. Portfolio: —Brian K. Mahoney CHRONOGRAM.COM WATCH a video interview with Joel Griffith by Stephen Blauweiss.




The Montreal-based circus troupe recently signed a five-year commitment with Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady, making the historic venue their seasonal New York home. Last month, Cirque Éloize paid Chronogram a special visit to preview their new show “Cirkopolis,” a combination of theater, dance, and circus arts that is inspired by movies about totalitarian societies. Opening with a dismal city scene, the show progressively reveals the possibility for vibrant individuality despite a suffocating political regime. Watch Stephen Blauweiss’s video preview of “Cirkopolis,” performed at Kingston’s Academy Green Park, and look for a preview of Cirque Éloize’s season in our August issue. CONTRIBUTOR'S CORNER: Stephen Blauweiss Each month, Chronogram’s resident videographer Stephen Blauweiss offers insight into our cover artists’ work through his video interviews. “It is really interesting to hear about an artwork or series in the artist’s own words,” says Blauweiss. “There is alway so much more depth to an artist’s work than meets the eye initially.” Blauweiss strives to keep his hand in the fimmaking process undetectable—he even edits out the questions he asks during the interviews. Blauweiss creates seamless three-minute films out of 23-minute conversations, with as many as 40 edits made in the process. “I don’t like to employ any fancy techniques because they would only detract from presenting the artwork,” he says. “These films are about the artist.” Blauweiss has filmed more than 20 videos for Chronogram over the past few years. Blauweiss majored in filmmaking at the High School of Art and Design in New York City, and continued purusing the field—along with graphic design—at the New School and Pratt Institute. In 2000, Blauweiss produced his first artist documentary, and five years ago, he created ArtistFilmDocs, a company dedicated to making films about artists. Blauweiss’s videos have received critical acclaim and recognition. His film on Joan Steiner screened at the New York State Museum and Mass MoCA, and his video of Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine’s “Rappin’ For Godot,” a satirical take on Samuel Beckett’s classic “Waiting For Godot,” has screened at festivals in London and LA and will broadcast this summer on WMHT. This month, Blauweiss interviewed cover artist Joel Griffith, a Tivoli-based painter. Watch the video on Portfolio:


• Slideshows of work by local artists with exhibits in the Hudson Valley, including “Sigils,” an exhibit featuring work reminiscent of Rorschach imagery by Randy Aragon at Beacon’s Short Walls Gallery. • Podcast episodes with Johanna Pfaelzer, artistic director of Vassar's Powerhouse Theater, and Seth Svi Rosenfeld, whose play "Downtown Race Riot" runs through July 7; novelist, playwright, and actor Carey Harrison; Maria Todaro, co-founder of the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice; and Matthew Poikoik, artistic director and co-founder of Mount Tremper Arts. • The Chronogram Cover Contest, your chance to vote for your favorite cover in celebration of Chronogram’s 20th anniversary, which stays open through July 15. • A video interview with July cover artist Joel Griffith by Stephen Blauweiss. • Tracks from CDs reviewed in this issue by Bob Irwin & the Pluto Walkers, Sirsy, and Rebecca Martin. • A slideshow of additional photographs from our Portfolio feature on Nick Della Penna’s “Rock Star” sculpture meadow. • Additional shots from this month’s Community Pages.


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ESTEEMED READER My heart leaps up when I behold   A rainbow in the sky:   So was it when my life began;   So is it now I am a man;   So be it when I shall grow old,       Or let me die!   The Child is father of the Man;   I could wish my days to be   Bound each to each by natural piety. —“The Rainbow,” William Wordsworth Esteemed Reader of Our Magazine: My young son, Ezra, who’s six, sometimes has difficulty changing his rhythm as the day comes to a close, and can’t sleep. He tears around the house like a tornado, pulling out books, playing with toys. His appetite though absent at the dinner table now rears up and demands a bowl of cereal or a mushroom omelet, like one who has not finished digesting the experiences of the day, and will “not go gently into that good night.” One such evening this spring, I had enough of convincing and cajoling, reading stories, lying-down-with, and otherwise working to change his state from the outside. So when I suggested we go for a short stroll down our road, he danced a little jig of excitement, for what I suggested was not just change of scenery—it was a special late-night walk with dad. Like so many of the spring and early summer nights this year, the evening was beautiful. It was cool and clear as we walked into the night, with an occasional melodic buzzing of cicadas, and the first appearance of fireflies doing their bioluminescent dance in the fields and woods. After awhile, Ezra spoke. “Look, dad, fireflies.” “Yes, Ezra,” I replied, “beautiful.” We continued to walk in silence, and then, with a definiteness that immediately made me pay attention, he said, “You know, dad, everything has meaning.” It had the sound of someone giving resonance and space to words—of speech when it rises to a level above just talking, when something real is seen and spoken with an intent to communicate that meaning to another. “Yes, Ezra,” I echoed, working not to betray too much of the awe I felt as I considered his insight. “Everything has meaning.” As we continued to walk—talking, thinking private thoughts, or simply listening to the sounds of the night—I made an effort to bring alive in myself the sensibility Ezra had suggested. I remembered the admonition of Muhammad—every sentiment in scripture has seven levels of meaning. A scriptural text can be taken literally, in the world of objects and bodies. Equally, psychological, cosmological, or spiritual meanings can be observed and felt. In this way the deeper meaning is not strictly figurative, but literal in a subtler realm. In this mode of inquiry the subtle meaning of perceptions and events becomes the gold to pan from our experiences in the flow of time. Knowing that what Ezra had said was true, I pondered and sensed, asking myself, “In this moment, what is the meaning of the fireflies?”; “What is the meaning of stars in the canopy of sky, and the clouds obscuring some of the sky?”; and “What is the meaning of this company my son and are keeping with one another?” In each case I felt a significance, and that meaning was a dimensional shift in magnitude from anything I could formulate in my mind. As a corollary to my inner inquiry, I finally asked, “Ezra, what do you mean, ‘everything has meaning’?” For a brief moment, he didn’t respond. I could feel him looking inward, into what he was seeing. Then he said, “Dad, it’s too much to say in words.” “Yes,” I answered slowly. “I understand.” The balance of our walk had a lighter quality. We spoke carefully on all manner of subjects—his brother, his new bike, cicadas—with a consciousness that we were both listening to everything we said with an ear for a deeper significance; that each thing, though seemingly small and specific, was, in a larger sense, something we were discovering about ourselves. When we arrived home Ezra said, “I’m ready to sleep now, dad,” which meant, “My experience of this day is now complete,” and, as it is said, he was asleep before his head hit the pillow. I am left with a sense that we all inhabit multiple worlds simultaneously, and everything has a meaning in each world. In the world of bodies and objects, meaning is what is known about things—it is the realm of applying learned information that is already known. The means of discovering the meaning of a larger world is to perceive from a disposition of not knowing with an ever-present question at the fore: What is this? Everything is always broadcasting the inherent meaning of what it is.To look for this inherency, and exist in a state of wonder at what is constantly revealed, is to behold with the eyes of a child. In the words of Wordsworth, “The Child is the father of the Man.” —Jason Stern

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Clockwise from top left: David Bromberg performs at the Clearwater Festival on June 15 and 16. Photo: Jim Rice. Uncle Rock performs at Chronogram's Kids & Family Fun Day on June 2 at the Rosendale Recreation Center. Photo: Lorna Tychostup. Redwing Blackbird Puppet Theater performs Bread and Puppet's "Hallelujah" at Rosendale Earthfest on June 9 at the Rosendale Recreation Center. Photo: Jennifer Metzger. Mask-maker and composer Norman Lowrey at the 17-Year Cicada Celebration concert at Kingston's Rotary Park on June 15. Photo: Ione. Visitors of Art Omi in Ghent stand in front of Erwin Wurm's Big Kastenmann during the Fields Sculpture Park opening on June 15. Photo: Akemi Hiatt.


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Clockwise from top left: Warren Haynes plays Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain from June 6 to 9. Photo: Jim Rice. Hula girl at the Spring for Sound music festival in Millerton on June 15. Photo: Jenny Hansell. The Tyke Bikers at the Williams Lake Classic in Rosendale on June 9. Photo: Laurie Giardino. A candlelight vigil at the Rondout Gazebo in Kingston, organized by OFA-NY volunteers and Moms Demand Action on June 13. Photo: Ally Smith. The New Progressive Baptist Church Women of the Kingdom Liturgical Dance Ensemble performs at the Reher Center Block Party in Kingston on June 9. Photo: Andrea Barrist Stern. A. C. Newman with special guest Neko Case at BSP Lounge in Kingston on June 16. Photo: Brian K. Mahoney.



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Men Are Dangerous To the Editor: Paul Levine’s comments on the “Saving Grace” article in the 5/13 issue of Chronogram are a pathetic and disturbing attempt to remove the blame from the male perpetrators who are responsible for the preponderance of domestic violence and abuse. Most of us know from personal experience (whether we be abusers or victims or family) that men commit the vast majority of violence. The cops know men are the abusers. The social workers know men are the abusers. The emergency room nurses and doctors know men are the abusers. The lawyers know that men are the abusers and both the statistics and plain common sense support this truth. I would support efforts to require men with orders of protection against them be required to wear electronic tagging devices. And further would suggest that those devices be equipped with Taser shocking capability that would automatically activate and shock the wearer if the FRIDAY, 4:00 safe zone around the victim was breached. In other words, the abuser would be incapacitated FRIDAY, 9:00 AM PM by electric shock before he could reach his victim. Let’s be honest about it, men and male energy are dangerous. Men are violent. They rape Teeth in one day and beat women. (More than one rape a minute occurs in the US.) Men take us to war. Men glorify violence. (Just watch the NFL). Men run the government. Men run the corporations. Men All phases of surgical and restorative implant therapy run the military. Religious men oppress and often kill women. (Look at the Taliban or Hamas.) Computer guided implant surgery Golda Meir brutalized and repressed Palestinians, Margaret Thatcher devastated the poor, and Madeline Albright approved sanctions in Iraq that killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Computer designed and fabricated implant restorations children. These are women who behave like men. The Bible, the Koran, and the Constitution were written by men. Is it any wonder that womSedation dentistry en have been exploited and abused for centuries? In the quest for power and profit men have not Financing available spared “mother nature” either—as the result of endless warfare, deforestation, mining, drilling, The Implant Institute and countless other assaults on our air, water, and soil the stability of our climate is in jeopardy. At As long as men (and women who act like men) run our governments, militaries, corporations, religious institutions, media, families, and schools, we are destined for endless wars and violence. Our environment will continue to deteriorate and all the creatures on this planet BRUCE DAVID KUREK will face ever-increasing threats to their survival. Are we doomed? Only if we continue to be BRUCE DAVID KUREK TM DDS, P.C., FAGD ruled by men, their male energy, and women who act like men. D.D.S., P.C., FAGD I am sure that Mr. Levine is sincere in his beliefs, but unfortunately these beliefs have 845.691.5600 494 Route 299, Highland, New York little connection with the harsh reality that males are overwhelmingly the perpetrators of domestic violence. I agree with Mr. Levine that “gamers” making false claims of abuse  need to Copyright © 201 The Center For Advanced Dentistry. All rights reserved. be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I also agree with Mr. Levine that mediation can be a valuable tool in first time domestic violence situations, but would couple the mediation with a requirement that the abuser be required to wear a Taser “electrified” tagging device. Chrono_Kurek_Implant_091012.indd 1 9/11/12 Eli Kassirer, New Paltz

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The Limits of Mediation in Cases of Domestic Violence To the Editor: As the executive director of a community mediation center, I read with interest Paul Levine’s letter, “Mediation in Response to Domestic Violence,” in the June issue. Mediation is not typically accepted in our field as an appropriate response to addressing domestic violence—and it is expressly stated in the policies of the NYS Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Court Improvement Programs (ADRCIP) for Community Dispute Resolution Centers that “domestic violence is not a negotiable issue.” Mediation centers are required to assess for domestic violence in intimate partner cases referred for mediation and are not to encourage victims to drop or change orders of protection—again, a recognition that the domestic violence is non-negotiable and systems have been created to specifically address it. Domestic violence is no longer considered a private matter between couples, but is recognized for its complexity due to the progressive, escalating power and control dynamics. The Mediation Center of Dutchess County had to look deeply into domestic violence and mediation 10 years ago when we learned that domestic violence was under the radar—invisible—and affecting clients in divorce and custody/visitation mediation cases. In collaboration with the domestic violence and court communities, the center underwent an intensive process to explore whether or not mediation should be offered when there has been a history of domestic violence. After months of exploration, in partnership, and with the clear purpose of increasing safety while offering choice, the Domestic Violence and Mediation Safety Project was created, with approval from the NYS Office of ADRCIP and from the Dutchess County Universal Response to Domestic Violence Steering Committee. Unique among mediation programs and solely offered for civil issues such as divorce, custody/visitation, and others between intimate partners, the project is a tightly threaded collaboration between the domestic violence and mediation partners so that each can provide its expertise—the domestic violence partner to assess and provide safety planning and highly trained, experienced mediators to provide facilitated conversations where parties can make decisions. I am proud of our community for their thoughtful consideration when faced with addressing mediation and domestic violence. Mediation affords parties the opportunity for conversations that help them make self-determined decisions about next steps. Coupled with the dynamics of domestic violence, which are complex and often under the radar, they are best addressed within a system of community response, recognizing that domestic violence is no longer considered a private matter within families. Jody B. Miller, Executive Director Mediation Center of Dutchess County

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Jake Edwards of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs holding the Canandaigua Treaty Belt and the Two Row Wampum Belt at event in January in Syracuse

Return of the Natives The Unity Ride and Honor the Two Row Campaign It has been 400 years since the creation of the Two Row Wampum Treaty between the Haudenosaunee and their new Dutch neighbors. This was the natives’ way of trying to include the new folks into the Great Law of Peace, the system of governance that had been working well for them since about 1100 CE. Our Onondaga neighbors from Western New York are making their way down the mighty Hudson this summer by canoe stopping to confer with whomever may be interested and to share their perspective that that treaty is a living, breathing agreement. “We said at the time, ‘If the papers are ever lost, come to us and we’ll still have this belt and we can remind you of what’s in there,'” says Chief Oren Lyons, faith keeper of the Turtle Clan and a SUNY Albany professor. (The original treaty belt still exists, though it’s no longer in Onondaga hands.) Portions of both the New York State and US Constitutions bear some resemblance to the Great Law of Peace, though perhaps not quite enough of a one. There was, for example, the little matter of the women choosing the leaders. But the Two Row is not about forcing one culture’s ways upon the other—it’s about harmonious coexistence between allies. “You guys would seem to be still here, and we’re still here too,” said Chief Jake Edwards in an appearance at New Paltz last November, discussing the Two Row Renewal plans. “So as far as we’re concerned, the treaty hasn’t gone anywhere either. “There was a good bit of discussion with the Dutch about how to record this. They chose pen and ink and paper. We said, ‘One drop of rain and that paper can be destroyed. We’ll make a belt, that’ll last.'” And it has. Jake’s nephew Hickory has made an old-school birch-bark canoe and is leading a paddle down the Hudson from Onondaga Lake outside Syracuse that will arrive on July 15 at the United Nations, an invitation from the Onondaga nation to all of us to remember that we are all still governed by the Two Row Treaty. There are times when a friend will tell you that things risk getting off track, and the fracking battle—to use one of several easy examples—is one of those times. Making decisions that take into account the well-being of the next seven generations is still the law of the land, and they’re hoping we can all join in enforcing that.

The Unity Ride Meanwhile, Dakota leaders from Manitoba, Canada, are coming thousands of miles by horseback on a Unity Ride for reconciliation and peace building, converging with the Two Row paddlers along the Hudson en route to Indigenous People’s Day at the UN on August 9. When the Dakota asked the Onondaga for permission to ride through their territory, a conversation started, and it turned out that some Onondaga folks were headed in the same direction in a venture neither unrelated nor officially connected, just as both initiatives dovetail with the overall goals of the Idle No More indigenous peoples’ movement birthed in December 2012. “We used to do war,” says Jake Edwards dryly, reflecting on the past millennium. “We were good at it, thought it entertained the Almighty. But nope, not so. We switched to lacrosse." The clan mothers, the elders, the storytellers, the activists—all are coming to visit us and hold up their part of the bargain: That we should travel down the river of life side by side with mutual respect and noninterference with each other’s ways, while protecting Mother Earth. This profoundly conservative stance held great appeal to the early settlers; the travelers are hoping that we’ll see the sense in taking our democracy back to its true roots. “We’ve had a couple of centuries of running this thing, and we’ve managed to pretty much create a complete mess,” observes Rosendale Two Row Renewal Campaign ally Paul Bermanzohn, one of many Hudson Valley residents with and without native bloodlines who very much agree that the treaty stands and must be respected. Alongside Hickory Edwards and his folks in their canoes will be others whose forebears arrived later in the game, paddling down the Hudson in a second row of endorsement. Major Two Row Wampum Renewal festivals including the Unity Riders will be held at Russell Sage College in Troy on July 27 and in Beacon on August 3; both feature stellar line-ups of speakers, musicians, and storytellers as well as food, crafts, kids’ activities, and more. A stopover is also scheduled for the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston on July 1. For the latest on these and other local points of intersection (for example, the riders and paddlers plan to cross both over and under the Walkway on August 3), visit and —Anne Pyburn Craig



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irst order of business, like any other day: take the dog to the park. Just after dawn on the day after the longest day of the year, and the days will keep getting shorter now. How did May and June slip away so easily? The neighborhood birds don’t seem to care. They’re as insistently noisy as teenagers on the last day of school, crying “Look at me! I am alive, I am incredibly alive! Allow me to acknowledge my inexplicable excitement in this moment with full throat.” The dog takes no notice, or pretends not to care about the racket as he marks the larger trees we pass, the maples sprouting pale green helicopters, the catalpas crowned with nests of white blossoms. He checks in at some of the bushes too, especially the privet he pulled a half-eaten meatball hero from last fall. The dog jams his long snout in each morning, eyeball deep, hoping the meatballs have been restocked. At the park we meet the other dogs and their owners. The dogs jump and posture and play grabass, blissfully unaware of their brief tenure on earth, or the line from Milosz that’s stuck in my head: “To win? To lose? / What for, if the world will forget us anyway.” The owners comment on the weather. It’s still too early for coffee when we return home, so we take to the couch, the dog’s front paws and head resting on my chest as I read The Master and Margarita. I’m reacquainting myself with Bulgakov’s satire of the Soviet state and human frailty (among other things), before going to see the stage adaptation at Bard SummerScape later this month. (Jay Blotcher’s preview of SummerScape is on page 124; our talk with Gideon Lester, who adapted the book for the Bard production, airs on our weekly podcast, Chronogram Conversations— available on iTunes or our website—on July 11.) I’m at the point in the book where Professor Woland and his diabolical retinue are performing at the Variety Theater in Moscow, doing impossible tricks, raining money on the greedy audience, decapitating (and then recapitating) the stupefied emcee—in general sowing the mischievous seeds of mayhem to CHRONOGRAM SPONSORS: As part of our ongoing commitment to nourish and support the creative, cultural, and economic life of the Hudson Valley, Chronogram helps promote organizations and events in our pages each month. Here’s some of what we’re sponsoring in July. HUDSON VALLEY CHALK FESTIVAL The Water Street Market in New Paltz hosts the second annual Hudson Valley Chalk Festival on July 12 to 14. The festival features local bands, face painting, raffles, and chalking area to anyone who feels inspired to chalk. BIRD-ON-A-CLIFF'S WOODSTOCK SHAKEPSEARE FESTIVAL Bird-On-A-Cliff's Woodstock Shakespeare Festival 18th summer season and will open on July 12 with "The Winter’s Tale," one of the bard’s most fascinating later works, through August 4. Directed by Nicola Sheara. Andre Gregory's adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland," directed by David Aston-Reese, will be staged August 9 through September 1. MOUNT TREMPER ARTS FESTIVAL The 6th annual Mount Tremper Arts Festival from June 15 to August 24 showcases artists working in dance, theater, poetry, music, and visual arts. Upcoming events include Michelle Boule on July 6; Marcos Balter, Claire

come. Part of the central tension of the book arises from characters choosing either to resist authority or capitulate. Bulgakov, whose own work was suppressed in his lifetime, thought himself a coward for not confronting Stalin. I picture Bulgakov, wishing he had the chutzpah to unmask hypocrisy, not just in his writing, but in reality like Woland. To rush out into the street and wield the pen as a sword. All writing is wish-fulfillment of one sort or another. Despite the brilliance of the prose, I wake up an hour later, having dreamt of walking the streets of Moscow in the `30s alongside venal bureaucrats and talking tomcats, the state-sponsored paranoia clinging to the sunflower-oil stained cobblestones as tightly as the smell of boiled cabbage. As Lester pointed out when we spoke, living in a society where anyone can be disappeared at any time, for any reason—for no reason—is unimaginable to us. I mean, I can envision it, just as I can imagine living in a pineapple under the sea. But I can't know it in my bones like Bulgakov knew it, forever waiting for the knock on the door that might whisk him away. Later in the morning, news comes that Edward Snowden, that classifieddocument-leaking rascal who’s wanted on espionage charges by the US government, has left Hong Kong and he’s landed in Moscow. (Eric Francis Coppolino and Larry Beinhart share some thoughts on Snowden in their columns, pages 130 and 27, respectively.) I read it on Facebook, where I catalog my thoughts and activities, complete with pictures. As do my friends, one of whom will occasionally post a 20-year-old photo of me, which might, for instance, picture me passing a joint while reading The Anarchist’s Cookbook.Who needs Stalin when you have social media? DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS In our 6/13 issue, we profiled the home of Jan Harrison and Alan Baer. We misspelled Jan Harrison's name in the Table of Contents. Chase, and Svet Stoyanov on Friday and Saturday July 12 to 13; and Suzanne Bocanegra on Saturday July 20. HUDSON RISING Hudson Rising is an unprecedented grassroots effort to celebrate the greening of New York, to engage the public with their communities, and help catalyze smart sustainable growth in the region. Events will take place from June through September around the Hudson Valley. The Hudson River Tour will stop in Kingston on July 20. WOODSTOCK CONCERT ON THE GREENS The Woodstock Concert on the Green offers free concerts that showcase talented musicians from the Hudson Valley. Concerts are held every other week: July 6, July 27, August 10, August 31, and September 7. AFTERNOON AT ROCK STAR MEADOW Kingston-based gallery KMOCA and Chronogram present “Afternoon at Rock Star Meadow,” showcasing the site-specific sculpture of Nick Della Penna and Estelle Ross. The event will be held on July 27 from 5-7pm at 4145 Route 212, Lake Hill. For more information e-mail


The American Civil Liberties Union reports that blacks are 3.73 times more likely than whites to be arrested for the possession of marijuana. The number of marijuana arrests has risen between 2001 and 2010, accounting for roughly half of all drug arrests in the US. During this time, the racial disparity of these arrests has increased by 32.7 percent. Part of the cause is cops’ tendency to patrol low-income, minority neighborhoods and conduct routine friskings, which frequently result in possession charges. In targeting these specific areas, they hope to curb large-scale violent crime by stringently penalizing smaller offenses. Source: Slate

Since 2005, attacks by Somali pirates have been costing companies about $5 billion a year, making oversea commerce through the Indian Ocean both costly and lifethreatening. In June, three accused pirates faced a trial, the first of its kind in the nation, in the US District Court in Norfolk, Virginia, on the charges of the murder of four Americans in 2011. Due to international efforts, Somali piracy is drastically declining—their last successful hijacking occurred over a year ago. Cognizant of the threat Somali pirates pose to tankers and commercial ships of all kinds, companies in Iran, China, and India now employ warships to escort convoys as a preventative measure. Additionally, ships have become more keen on traveling in convoys with armed guards on board, and the US Navy has also used drones for aerial surveillance. By these means, 21 countries have successfully jailed more than 1,100 suspected pirates. Source: Los Angeles Times The US is the world leader in medical spending, though studies suggest other countries offer commensurate care for much less. As the most expensive procedure the average healthy American will undergo, colonoscopies are the primary contributor to the nation’s $2.7 trillion annual health care bill. Each year 10 million Americans receive a colonoscopy, often paying more than they would for a child birth or an appendectomy. With prices ranging by state, New York tops the list, with providers charging as much as $8,577—about $7,000 more than the national average. In other countries, citizens can expect to pay only a few hundred dollars. Part of the problem is that the procedure is typically performed in surgery centers instead of doctors’ offices, driving up costs to fund the maintenance of facilities and the salaries of a much larger staff. Gastroenterologists are also the highest paid doctors, usually earning about $433,000 or more a year. The anesthesiologists who aid them, studies show, can be superfluous, as anesthesia itself is often unnecessary. Usually a Valium-like drug is adequate for a colonoscopy and saves a significant portion of the costs. Overall, Americans simply receive colonoscopies too frequently. Whereas other countries utilize different preventative options, colonoscopies remain Americans’ go-to for ensuring colon health. Source: New York Times Joblessness was found to be a factor of higher death rates among white women, a study published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior shows. The findings revealed that the odds of dying for less educated women were 66 percent greater than their more educated peers from the period of 2002-06. The health survey organized by the National Center for Health Statistics, drew data from about 47,000 women ages 45 to 84. Research was need to explain the growing gap in mortality between women without a high school diploma and those with a high school diploma or more, but findings uncovered that joblessness had a dramatic effect, even after controlling for factors like income and health insurance. White women without a high school diploma lost five years of life expectancy. Among all factors featured, employment and smoking were the most significant variables in mortality rates for women. Source: New York Times

Since February, Guantánamo Bay inmates have been protesting their detention with a hunger strike. Out of the 103 currently on hunger strike, an all-time high of 41 inmates are being force-fed through tubes inserted up their noses and into their stomachs, with four hospitalized. A special military medical team was flown to Cuba specifically to execute this practice and detainees said they are often physically aggressive when doing so. The hunger strike was catalyzed when guards conducted a search of prison cells that resulted in the discovery of hidden contraband among the inmates. The strike’s persistence, said a lawyer defending detainees, is a result of the military’s refusal to negotiate with them productively in addition to Obama’s lack of action. In 2008, Obama promised to close the base entirely; however, the inmates remain held without trial, including many of whom have been cleared for release for years. Human rights activists condemn force-feeding, calling it a violation of prisoners’ rights, while international medical experts simply identified the practice as inhumane. Source: Guardian (UK) As more Americans opt for hybrid, electric, or fuel-efficient vehicles, the revenue state governments obtain from gas taxes is decreasing every year. In order to make up for the financial disparity, many states are beginning to charge drivers of these green cars extra fees. For example, in North Carolina, a state whose gas taxes account for over half of its overall revenue, the annual fee proposal would charge $100 for electric vehicle owners and $500 for hybrid-vehicle owners. Other states have already taken similar measures: Last year, Washington state passed a bill to charge a $100 annual tax for owners of electric cars, exempting any that do not travel over 35 mph. Virginia currently has an annual surcharge of $64 for hybrid vehicles, though they have lifted their gas tax and replaced it with a wholesale fuel tax. New Jersey is trying a different approach as the state government considers a bill that would subject every driver, no matter the type of car they drive, to a fee of 0.84 cents per mile in place of their existing gas tax. Additionally, automakers are doing their part to meet nationally legislated standards that mandate that all cars and light-duty trucks must have 54.5 mpg by 2025. Source: US News Deer have been getting themselves into trouble this month, but they would have been far worse off without human intervention. In Florida, two deputies helped a deer with a chip bag caught on its head, while a woman in Minnesota rescued a deer that had gotten its head stuck in a plastic jar. When two Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies were on patrol, they spotted the deer-in-need on the side of the road. The cops pulled over and cautiously approached the deer, which calmly waited for their assistance. After they removed the Doritos bag from the deer’s head without meeting resistance, it scampered away. Janet Murphy of Hermantown, Minnesota, encountered a deer with a jar stuck on its head in her backyard, prohibiting it from eating or drinking. She immediately called 911 and the Department of Natural Resources, neither of which offered her any help. Murphy contacted Wildwoods, a wildlife rehabilitation organization in a nearby town. A volunteer from the organization came to her home with a 10-foot catch-pole, a long metal rod with a cable noose that could be cinched over the container to remove it. Figuring the deer would be more comfortable with Murphy since it had been frequenting her yard for four days, the volunteer left the pole with her. Murphy later saw an opportunity when the deer lay down on the edge of the woods and approached it with the catchpole. When she secured it around the jar, the deer went into a frenzy, but Murphy was successful in pulling it off. Once free, the deer immediately went down to a wet area in the woods for a drink and later returned to Murphy’s yard to eat from her deer feeder. Source: Sun Sentinel and Duluth News Tribune Compiled by Caroline Budinich and Marie Solis

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Evan Brenner’s critically-acclaimed one-man play enacts the extraordinary life of the Buddha entirely from the original texts. Evan Brenner interview on WZEN The Woodstock Roundtable Radio Woodstock 100.1 FM Sunday July 7, 8:30-8:50 Zen Mountain Monastery’s new performance hall, Mount Tremper, New York 7 pm, Sunday, July 14, 2013. Tickets: $22, purchase in advance and find directions at or by calling (845) 688-2228.

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dward Snowden has done more than release top secret national security documents. He’s drawn forth the armchair analysts. They’ve crawled out of the earth, eager as ants sensing a picnic basket, to feast on Snowden’s transgressions and tell us how they must be the product of a damaged life and a perverse psyche. Jeffrey Toobin, the legal analyst for CNN, wrote an article in The NewYorker titled “Snowden Is No Hero” which stated that the “act speaks more to his ego than his conscience.” Matt Miller, the “center” on the radio show “Left, Right, and Center,” used a whole column in the Washington Post to diminish and denigrate Snowden as naïve, foolish, and callow. Geoffrey Stone, Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, said, “the one thing he most certainly should not have done is to decide on the basis of his own ill-informed, arrogant and amateurish judgment that he knows better than everyone else in government how best to serve the national interest.” (I must say there is something about the distinguished in his title that suggests someone claiming to be cosmopolitan because they eat at the International House of Pancakes.) Steven Bucci, an ex-deputy assistant secretary of defense under George Bush, currently at the Heritage Foundation, said, “Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning have a lot in common: Each decided he is the ultimate arbiter of what is right and wrong with America’s policies [and] they apparently felt they had a mission that would allow them to enjoy the status of martyrs.” Former FBI profiler and US Army counterintelligence agent, Clint van Zandt, quoted in the Daily Beast, said it was arrogance, showing off, probably a product of narcissism. Canadian criminal-profile expert Jim van Allen, in the same article, spoke of the “typical whistleblower personality,” noting that Snowden used “some really emotionally charged language,” which exhibited “extreme thinking,” and, obviously, “He wants people to notice him. The fact this guy allowed himself to be named leads to a notoriety aspect of his personality.” Best in Show has go to NewYork Times columnist David Brooks, who recently wrote that integration was an idealistic but failed idea, like Communism. Brooks started off slowly, trying to live up to his self-image as a rational, fair, and, most important, an intellectual conservative. He described Snowden as “thoughtful, morally engaged, and deeply committed to his beliefs,” then he switched gears and announced that, “in fact, he is making everything worse.”To the degree that one can chant in print, Brooks did so with the word “betrayed,” braying it over and over. Snowden had betrayed trust, cooperation, respect, deference, honesty, integrity, his oaths, his friends, his employers, the cause of open government, the privacy of us all, and the Constitution! George Bernard Shaw, who is not a pundit, but was the best known playwright in the world back in the 20th Century, wrote about having his eyes tested and being told that his vision was “normal.” “I naturally took this to mean that it was like everybody else’s.” But the opthamologist said, no, “that I was an exceptional and highly fortunate person optically, normal sight conferring the power of seeing things accurately, and being enjoyed

by only about ten percent of the population, the remaining 90 percent being abnormal.” When a car runs well, we think of it as “normal,” even though all cars break down in varying degrees at different points in time. If a woman is being attacked in the courtyard of an apartment building, we would say that the “normal” response is to call the police and we continue to say so even if only one of the hundred people who hear her screaming actually dials 911. If normal refers to the way things are supposed to work, the instinct to right a wrong should be considered normal. Even if only 10 percent, or one percent, or 1/1000th of one percent of us actually acts according to that standard. It is very straightforward. It requires no explanation. What does require explanation is the rage of the response from onlookers. It starts with a very distinct form of blindness. Geoffrey Stone, the distinguished professor of law, wrote that Snowden ought to have to have gone to “senior, responsible members of Congress.” The problem that Snowden faced was that everyone, right up to the president, and including Congress, was in on it. Members of Congress who have been briefed on national security issues are sworn into the web of secrecy, after which they can never speak of what they’ve heard, even though they may know very little and understand less. Toobin lives in that same idealized fantasia. He asserts that “our system offers legal options to disgruntled government employees and contractors. They can take advantage of federal whistle-blower laws; they can bring their complaints to Congress; they can try to protest within the institutions where they work.” In reality, complaints that stay inhouse get buried, and whistleblowers who go public in any manner are not protected or rewarded. Instead, they’re likely to be investigated, have their homes searched by the FBI, and get charged with whatever infraction the authorities can come up with. Distinguished Professor Stone takes this position: “There is no reason on earth why an individual government employee should have the authority, on his own say so, to override the judgment of the elected representatives of the American people.” No reason on earth? Once we join an organization, whatever it is—a corporation, a school, the priesthood, the police, or the Third Reich—we should abide by the group’s decision? David Brooks stand firmly by his side even though a line like “he betrayed his employers, Booz Allen,” could only come from Mel Brooks, as part of a corporate satire, “Horrors, he betrayed Seven-11,” or “Hang him by his burgers, he was disloyal to McDonald’s!” It’s not Snowden who requires explaining. It is not revealing the truth that calls for psychiatric investigation. It is people who react to truth-tellers by foaming at the mouth, postulating fantasy worlds, and declaring that loyalty to the group, in virtually all circumstances, trumps any other moral consideration, who need to be explained. If anyone out there knows David Brooks, or any of the pundits quoted herein, if you get the chance, please encourage them to seek help. 7/13 CHRONOGRAM 27

The House

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rtist and construction worker Matt Kinney moved to Beacon from Brooklyn in 2003, living in a variety of modest situations—including camping on a friend’s farm—prior to buying a stately two-story 1850 home on Commercial Street last November for an undisclosed sum. The fourbedroom, two-bath, 2,380-square-foot brick house needs lots of interior work and a complete systems upgrade. But the half-acre grounds are heavily planted with mature botanical specimens— bleeding hearts, lilacs, and a variety of trees—so it looks lusciously ordered from the outside, however dishabille within. Just a block off Main Street, the handsome Italianate structure was home to one of Beacon’s three mayors during the 1920s—it’s not certain which one— and if anyone knows particulars about the local landmark’s history, Kinney would appreciate an e-mail. He hasn’t had time to research the historic title records, which are kept in Poughkeepsie, since he works four days a week for master carpenter Patrick Freeman of Freeman Woodworks. Kinney also makes art.With refreshing optimism, he regards his home as a prudent long-term investment, because he can do so many of the renovations himself. He’s in the process of ripping out all the existing plumbing, including septic, and another full bathroom will be added upstairs, plus a master bath off the largest bedroom. Kinney’s neighborhood, officially designated the Lower Main Street historic district, is a hub of hipster activity in this bohemian Dutchess County city of 16,000 residents. Around the corner is Bank Square Coffeehouse, where great-looking Birkenstock wearers write screenplays on their laptops, and the unpretentiously fulfilling Tito Santana Taqueria, named for the famous Mexican wrestler. Both businesses operate from commercial structures of the same vintage as Kinney’s residence. Top: The exterior of the Kinney house. Bottom: Matt Kinney in the dining room.


Clockwise from top: The main staircase inside the front door; looking in the front door; the master bedroom.


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A sculpture by Kinney in his garden.

Located a convenient 75 miles north of Manhattan, and situated between Mount Beacon—actually two peaks in the Hudson Highland range—and the Hudson River, the city of Beacon is a 20th-century incorporation, born of two 17th-century settlements (Matteawan and Fishkill Landing) that grew together. Beacon was once a factory town that saw many period buildings demolished in the 1970s, but for the past two decades, architecturally interesting real estate bargains and proximity to nature have attracted families and creative types escaping New York. While Beacon’s gentrification remains uneven, the real estate prices are stable, and the quality of life is high. Kinney plans on living in his house at least a decade and anticipates a handsome return on his capital and sweat equity. “I didn’t buy it to flip it, but I can’t say I won’t sell it in a decade or so, after I’ve really finished it,” he adds. “The way Beacon is going, it ought to be worth a mint by then.” Scruffy Gentility Right now, however, Kinney’s home is pretty scruffy. For example, the only functioning bathroom is downstairs. It had already been updated when he bought the house, if a tad haphazardly, in utilitarian white-on-white. There’s just one problem: at the moment, an old sheet, hung as a curtain, serves as the door—and it’s off the current dining area, where the preponderance of Kinney’s sparse collection of furniture is located. He doesn’t own much, yet, just a table, a few chairs, lots of tools, and an impressive collection of original sculpture and drawings, little of which is on display. Currently without a working cookstove, Kinney survives on takeout, banana smoothies, and foods he can heat up in an electric kettle. “Not many people would have bought this house, because it needs so much work,” says Kinney. “Nevertheless, there was a bidding war when it came on the market, which drove up the price about $30,000, I was bidding against a lady banker from the city, but she backed off, finally. I had had my eye on this place for a while.”

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The eldest of four children produced by a stockbroker and an artistically inclined homemaker, Kinney grew up in leafy, bucolic Boxford, Massachusetts. His nostalgic fondness for cozy but sophisticated small towns is part of what attracted him to Beacon. Kinney studied art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, earning a diploma from the latter in 1997. A tall, solid, amiable sort, Kinney’s known in the area arts community as a gregarious outdoors enthusiast, a man’s man. He likes to hike, and plans to eventually adopt a dog, now that he has a proper yard. “I don’t have a girlfriend either,” says Kinney. “But I’m dating, and it’s going really well.” Home and Studio, under One Roof “Having my studio and my home under one roof was a long-term goal of mine. I saved for years to make an investment like this—decades of perseverance and a clear intention,” says Kinney, sounding, perhaps, like his father’s son. “This house is zoned as two-family, but I’ve converted it back into a single-family residence. Right now my buddy Brian is renting a room from me—you know, a futon on the floor. It’s good for both of us and doesn’t cramp my style, at least not yet,” the artist says. Kinney moved in the day after he got the keys.The first thing he did was install a tankless hot water heater, an improvement he regards as absolutely essential. He also replaced the inefficient conventional heating oil boiler with a cleanerburning natural gas heating system, which he’s found to be more cost efficient. “I was shocked at how expensive it was to fill the 1,000-gallon oil tank—it cost almost $4,000,” says Kinney. The previous owner was a widower who worked for the prison system. An avid horticulturist, he didn’t do much to the interior, because apparently he liked “things the way they were,” says Kinney. “It’s really educational, taking apart an old house like this. It might be a cliché, but they really don’t build them like this anymore,” he says, adding that all the crown molding throughout the downstairs is solid plaster. Kinney doesn’t much care for the old-fashioned mineral wool insulation; it’s very irritating to the skin. After Kinney finishes the upstairs bathrooms, he’ll restructure the layout of the kitchen, informal living area, and dining room. “I’m going to make everything more open, with a breakfast island, but that may take a while. I’ve been crazy busy because I was picked up by Ethan Cohen Fine Arts gallery in Chelsea,” says Kinney. “I’m in a group show there called ‘Clear Vision’ at the end of July, and he showed my art at the SCOPE Art Fair in Miami in December.” Kinney’s art studio occupies what was once the home’s front parlor. “The 10-foot-high ceilings, working fireplace, and great natural light make it right, plus, later, when people come to view my art, they’ll be able to check it out without venturing into my personal space.” Kinney paints, draws, and makes sculpture; a few years ago he illustrated a book of poetry with a friend. He’s particularly proud of a series of oversize tools made of fine hardwoods that he made for a show in Beacon a few years ago. “The tools—a wooden hammer, an axe in ebony, and a speed square of black walnut—represent to me slices of my life as both an artist and a woodworker, and play with that continuity,” explains Kinney. “I’m juggling a lot right now. But this house is going to be my greatest work of art to date.”

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once had a notepad depicting a lady in a floppy garden hat and flowery dress cheerfully deadheading flowers. At the top it read, “Gardening Is Bringing Housecleaning Outdoors.” This provoked wry laughter in me and my gardening friends. We were feeling overwhelmed and, suffering from various degrees of perfectionism, we were in danger of turning gardening into a grind. At some point, I resolved not to be that person who, when complimented on her garden, nods distractedly while fixating on the dandelion she missed. Instead, I started collecting ideas for how to have more pleasure with less work.

Over by the telephone pole, a bladder campion is quietly spectacular, with a profusion of showy white flowers atop fused sepals that look like little green balloons. It doesn’t grow anywhere else on my property; it’s growing where it grows best. Common mullein plants pop up near the base of the pin oak tree by my porch. The silvery, fuzzy leaves are to me as ornamental as those of any garden perennial. When drifts of birdsfoot trefoil (little yellow flowers) or thistles (purple flowers) or wild yarrow (white flowers) appear in my lawn, I mow around them, emphasizing their beauty.

Note with Interest Plants reseed and come up in the conditions that are best for them. They tend to be quite stalwart when they get to pick their own spot. A therapist of mine used to say about emotions, “Note them with interest—and allow them to be.” I try to do this with volunteer plants, too, instead of automatically pulling those that are “out of place.”

Keep Resources in Place For so many years, I followed the rake-out-the-leaves, put-down-the-mulch dictum. More recently, rather than removing leaves from the garden beds, I’ve started raking the leaves in strategic directions, like away from bulb foliage (which would have suffered from lack of light if covered) and toward the perennials and shrubs. It is so much less work. 7/13 CHRONOGRAM HOME 37

Clockwise from bottom left: Common mullein can be a “weed” worth keeping; black lace elderberry regrows readily after bunny or deer nibbling; garlic coming up through leaves left in the garden.

My colleague Liz Elkin, owner of Bloom Landscape Design and Fine Gardening based in New Paltz, concurs. She says, “I tend to let sleeping leaves lie under big shrubs and in hedges. Then I mulch on top to cover the leaves up. This hides them, while also feeding the garden with organic matter. Plants create the environment in which they thrive. For instance, acidic plants like to live within their own acidic debris. Leaving leaves around them gives the plants what they actually want, while giving yourself what you actually want—time to spend elsewhere.” I used to whisk away my weeds and throw them into the woods. What a waste of perfectly good biomatter. As long as the weed hasn’t formed mature seeds, and with the exception of some pernicious rerooters like crabgrass, I return the pulled weeds to the garden. I generally toss them atop the aforementioned leaf matter, where there is no root-to-soil contact, further minimizing the chance of any rerooting. Go No-Till I wrote about this in detail (“Till You Never … Weed Again”) in the May 2012 issue of Chronogram. In my own vegetable garden, I’ve applied what I learned about no-till from Jay and Polly Armour of Four Winds Farm in Gardiner. I haven’t fired up a rototiller in decades, but now I’ve dropped even the manual spring “turning over” that I habitually did. Per the Armours’ advice, I use cardboard and several inches of compost to create new beds or convert existing beds to a no-till system. I also lay cardboard under my path system. I mulch everything with straw as I’ve always done. The vegetables and flowers grow vigorously, while there is a sharp decrease in weeds throughout the garden beds and paths. Needing to weed so much less, I thus have more time to stand up and look around at all the other cool community garden plots. I am indebted to the Armours and would love to 38 HOME CHRONOGRAM 7/13

see more fellow gardeners take advantage of this method. (Please see my May 2012 story for particulars.) Limit Expansion When I started graduate school in 1997, I saw my adviser’s exquisite five-acre landscape and thought, “I can’t wait to do something like this.” Mercifully, I never had enough property to go crazy like that; it makes me tired just thinking about it. I advise new gardeners to put in fewer gardens that they think they want. Otherwise, they may be surprised at how soon the maintenance can get to be a frantic chore, especially if one has an unexpected injury or other unforeseen life event that compromises gardening time. It’s so much less stressful to feel on top of things and so pleasing to have time to savor the beauty of what’s there. Toward that end of a more joyful landscape, Liz Elkin guides her clientele through a process of garden prioritizing. First she asks, “What purposes do you want your garden for? Is it to create a welcoming entrance, have privacy, grow edibles, or host outdoor parties? And what are the areas you see every day?” After establishing the client’s main goals, she helps them approach their gardens in pieces and sections so that they don’t feel that the outcome is an overwhelming chore. Elkin says she wants her clients to feel proud of and invited to enjoy their gardens. She finds that focusing on the most visible spaces and making them manageable to maintain helps engender these good feelings. In terms of plant material, Elkin says, “Low maintenance to me means lots of shrubs. They compete readily with unwanted weeds and are generally more vigorous than other kinds of plants. Bringing in perennials with their stunning flowers is still great, but I recommend starting with a solid framework of woody plants.”





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Guided Garden Tour of Stonecrop’s Systematic Order Beds July 10, Stonecrop Garden, Cold Spring The gardeners at Stonecrop value science as well as beauty. Within their sprawling 12 acres of plants and flowers is a systematic garden. The beds are composed of over 50 plant families and are arranged to follow their Phylogenetic tree, making it so that each specimen is located next to its closest biological relative. With the guidance of horticulturist Michael Hagen, learn about each plant’s history and watch it evolve as you stroll through the gardens. (845) 265-2000;

Ninth Annual Secret Gardens Tour July 13, Saugerties Upon purchasing your ticket, you will receive a map which will guide you to seven elusive private gardens. With each home garden boasting a unique combination of flowers, plants, ponds, and statues, you will get a rare peak into the style and personality of their owners. Since you can tour each site at your own pace, there’s even time to stop for lunch: Along the route, Saugerties Farmers Market will be standing by with breakfast and lunch treats like waffles with fruit, hot sandwiches, and gluten-free chili. Proceeds from the tour benefit the Boys & Girls Club with a portion going to the Ulster County SPCA. (845) 246-0710;

The Marketplace Flea Market and Auction Gallery Preview July 14,William J. Jenack Auctioneers, Chester Come browse collectables, clothing, jewelry, crafts, and more from over 40 vendors at Jenack Auctioneers’s monthly outdoor marketplace. After a little shopping, pop into their auction house and get a sneak peak at their antique and fine art pieces. Pick your favorites—they are up for auction the following weekend. (845) 469-9095;

Weed Walk Class July 16, Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, Middletown Weeds are every gardener’s nightmare. Now, the master gardeners at Cornell Cooperative can help you give a name to those dreaded pests. Wear comfortable shoes for a sunset walk along their grounds where your guide will teach you about common weeds and instruct you on how to identify them. (845) 343-0664;

The Invasive Plants are Coming to Get You July 18,Woodstock Rescue Squad,Woodstock Molly Marquand, Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) coordinator, will give a free lecture on CRISP’s mission: identifying, educating the public about, and eradicating invasive species in the Catskills. Nonnative species that will be discussed in the lecture are barberry bushes, which affect the tick population in the area, Japanese knotweed, purple loosestrife, and kudzu, an invasive vine that grows one foot a day and strangles other trees and bushes. Marquand offers alternative plants native to our area that can be purchased at local suppliers such as the Catskill Native Nursery in Kerhonkson. (845) 586-2611;

Mid Summer Garden Tasks Class July 19, Midsummer Farm,Warwick In celebration of Mid Summer Day on July 31, the farm’s experts will offer tips and tricks for keeping your garden lush and beautiful for the duration of the hot summer months. Additionally, learn how to extend your garden’s life even after the warm months. Gardener’s call fall the “second spring,” making it a perfect time to plant next year’s flowers and greenery. Learn how to prepare your perennials for these fall months and enjoy your hobby during all seasons. (845) 986-9699; 7/13 CHRONOGRAM HOME 43



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here comes a time for nearly every antiques shopper when he or she spots an all-too-familiar item—something they’ve owned, still own, or have seen at a relative’s house—and wonders, “Could I really sell that old thing for this price?” Of course, when an antique become trendy to own—such as record players, or those beautiful, clunky black typewriters with the glass keys—its value and cost increase, due to widespread nostalgic popularity. But what determines the value of other dusty attic finds, and how does one discern priceless from worthless? Is that serveware fine china or a made-in-China knockoff? Was that handsome, weathered trunk sitting in a protected storage space for decades, or on the sales floor at Pier 1 last month? When blatant examination won’t do (is the book labeled "First Edition"? Was the Marshall’s sticker left on that vase?) ask the seller.

“Owners are generally knowledgeable about the products they carry; talk to them,” suggests Iris Oseas, who co-owns Van Deusen House Antiques in Hurley with her husband Jonathan. “The shop should be able to guarantee an item when you purchase it. For example, we’ve been in business for more than 50 years. In our shop, when you buy something, you get a receipt with the item’s description. If I happen to be mistaken and write the wrong era, and you purchased it based on misleading information, we’ll return your money.” Van Deusen House Antiques carries general centuries-old wares, with a few specialties, including woodworking and trade tools, china and glassware, paper ephemera (note cards, sheet music, and the like), and some midcenturymodern collectibles. “We try to acquire 18th-century materials—but some items are from the 19th century, and the few from the 20th are what we refer to as collectibles, rather than antiques,” Oseas says. “US customs laws determine an ‘antique’ as something at least 100 years old.” 7/13 CHRONOGRAM ANTIQUING IN THE HUDSON VALLEY 45


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Jeanette-Lynn Juers shops at Studio Antiques in Beacon.

Distinguishing Trash from Treasure Rather than relying on a shopkeeper or collector’s word, there are several ways to educate oneself. “You learn a lot from visiting museums,” she adds. “If you’re a museum trotter, take a look at what styles you like based on an era, then get a good book on that era so you know what details to look for.” Sanford Levy, owner of Jenkinstown Antiques in New Paltz, agrees. “When I was about 17 I knocked on the door of an antiques dealer’s shop in Washingtonville asking him to teach me. As I left, he said to go home and study, and I did—I suggest others do the same. I discovered there are tons of books to learn from. Read. Go to museums. Visit antiques shows. Sit at auctions—with your hands down so you don’t accidentally buy something— and just listen. There are many ways to learn.” Levy, who opened up shop in 1974, specializes in items from the Hudson Valley region but his shop offers an array of other textiles, china, and furniture of varying prices. “When it comes to determining value, another thing to know about antiques—high price doesn’t always mean high value. People tend to think everything’s expensive. But honestly, plenty of 18th-and 19thcentury items are findable and affordable,” Levy says. “And I always suggest to buy the best you can at any given moment; you’re better off with one very nice thing than three of lesser quality.” While Hudson is the most widely known destination for antqiuing in the Hudson Valley, Beacon also hosts a number of shops, including Dickinson's Antiques and Studio Antiques, that offer a connection to the old while the city remakes itelf as a hip destination for transplants from New York City. History in the Making While it’s fulfilling to roll up your sleeves and put some time into refinishing an object, often it just needs a thorough cleaning to bring out the beauty of its original finish. And if you’re thinking of buying a deteriorating object to bring back to life and perhaps resell, take heed: More often than not, you’ll decrease its value. “Furniture and other items with their original finish are definitely worth more,” Levy says. “For instance, an 18th-century chair might be worth $2,000, but if it’s been stripped, sanded, and polished with a highgloss shellac, I’d have trouble selling it for $500.” The rules are malleable, however, for broken furniture. “Say a desk was missing a leg, rendering it unusable,” he explains. “Adding a fitting limb could increase its value. A fourlegged desk shouldn’t be limping around on three legs the rest of its life.” So what are the most important traits to look for when antiquing? “Age, quality, rarity, and condition. Especially rarity,” Oseas says. “But to me, I think it’s just as important to buy according to your taste, especially when you’re looking for furniture: If you have a formal house, buy formal furniture. If you have a country house, there are some great quality pieces for that style. Determine what you actually like—don’t buy just to invest. Don’t play stock market with antiques. Even with collectibles it’s okay to buy something just because you think it’s a pretty object. There’s a chance its value can increase with age. Remember—everything is moving into history.”

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aying for our sins is something New Yorkers have come to expect given the high price of alcoholic beverages in this state. The price of beer, in particular, seems to put a bigger strain on our wallets each year. One of the ways you can beat this trap is, of course, to brew your own. Home brewing is fun, it’s aesthetically pleasing, and you get to thumb your nose at the man while sipping on your latest concoction. What could be more satisfying than that? So, you’re convinced. You’re ready to give home brewing a try, but it’s not as if you can just pop down to the supermarket and pick up a box of Betty Crocker beer mix. There’s a bit more to it than that. The good news is that there are great home-brewing resources right here in the Mid-Hudson Valley, all of which are designed, in one way or another, to get you started in your homebrewing-endeavor. With a relatively small investment—about the price of four or five cases of craft beer—you can purchase everything you need to brew your first batch.You’ll also find there are lots of other brewers out there who are eager to share in their knowledge, and to make sure your first-time brewing experience is successful. 48 CULINARY ADVENTURES CHRONOGRAM 7/13

Keegan Ales Hudson Valley beer geeks are very familiar with Tommy Keegan’s award-wining ales. But you may not know that Keegan Ales is a place for you to pick up homebrewing supplies, and is also a great resource when it comes to learning to negotiate the brewing process.Whatever your beer-related need is, Keegan Ales can help. “Across from the brewery [in Kingston] is our warehouse, and in there we have a storefront with our home-brewing shop,” Keegan says. “And, because of the volume we do compared to other home-brew shops—we buy things in bulk and them repackage them—we can do things a lot cheaper. We use the buying power of the brewery itself to feed our store.” You can purchase everything from fermentation carboys, to siphoning and bottling equipment, to a range of top-shelf ingredients. Keegan says that one of his goals is always to try to keep costs as low as possible. Most home-brew shops charge customers to mill grain, for example, something Keegan does for free. The price of ingredients, too, reflects this economy-of-scale. “A lot of homebrew shops buy their hops prepackaged and then sell them like that,” Keegan says. “I buy hops in 44-pound bags and we repackage it our-

selves.You pay a fraction of the cost.� And this can add up, something that might tend to frighten away the uninitiated home brewer, so keeping initial costs as low as possible can only help a fledgling brewer achieve success. But what if you’re the type who hates the textbook approach and learns best through demonstration? In that case, Keegan Ales hosts home brewing classes that offer a unique combination of sensory experience. “We just hosted a beginner class, and hosted an intermediate class the next day for those who were ready to take it to the next level,� Keegan says. “We serve you lunch and do a beer and food pairing. It’s $50, but it comes with four pints of beer, a five-course lunch, and, of course, the class itself.� Keegan says that the home-brew curious shouldn’t be intimidated by the process, and that it can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. A simple batch made exclusively from malt extract can be whipped together on a stovetop in just a couple of hours, while a more elaborate, all-grain brew would require a larger investment of time and money.You can even go nuts and purchase self-contained brewing systems that run into the thousands of dollars. Keegan also recommends that you try not to jump around a lot when it comes to the style of beer you brew, at least at the beginning. Instead, you should think about what you like to drink and then make that style of beer several times. If you like India pale ales, for example, make several batches over a period of a few months, along the way ironing out any kinks in your process. The point, according to Keegan, is to get it down to the point where it becomes second nature—and that you can replicate a high-quality beer consistently. Pantano’s and the Mohonk Home Brewers Association Another great resource we have at our fingertips is Pantano’s Wine Grapes & Home Brew. Situated on Route 32 just south of the village of New Paltz, Pantano’s has in short order become one of the key home-brew suppliers in the region. But Jerry Pantano never set out to become a home-brew supplier. Initially, Pantano’s was selling wine grapes each year. This eventually led Pantano to take on a modest inventory of winemaking equipment. The equipment sold very well, it turns out, so when a customer approached him about adding homebrewing supplies, it was a natural progression. “The guy says, ‘Why don’t you sell beer making equipment? You already have half the stuff here,’� Pantano says. “I didn’t have any concept about beer. So, I ended up researching beer products—malts, and hops, and grains, and all the equipment.� Pantano even did some demographic research and learned that there was a serious dearth of home-brew supply shops in the area, with most having gone out of business at the end of the home-brew craze in the late ’90s and early ’00s. There was a serious demand, according to Pantano. “What I really wanted to do was capture an audience of people,� Pantano says. And the audience was certainly there—so much so, in fact, that a brewers club became the next logical step. Pantano teamed up with brewers Aaron Schecter and Lenny Scolaro to form the Mohonk Home Brewers Association (MHBA), a group that now has an enthusiastic membership, despite the fact that it’s been in existence for just a few short years. Schecter, like many other home brewers, stumbled into home brewing because he didn’t like the taste of the mass-produced stuff most people drink. “I didn’t like the taste of beer [back in the mid-’90s],� Schecter says. “Craft beer really didn’t have a strong foothold in the market at that point.� But a moment of revelation came when Schecter tried his first craft beer— and absolutely loved it. In the following years he devoured as many home brewrelated books as he could get his hands on. Now he’s the MHBA president. He’s been so successful, in fact, that he will be featured in an upcoming issue of the American Homebrewers Association magazine. Schecter says that the MHBA mission is to provide brewers with the kind of knowledge resources that will ensure that the experience is, and continues to be, a positive one. In addition to regular classes that are hosted at Pantano’s (you can see photos at the Pantano’s Facebook page), Schecter conducts private classes in his home. And, of course, he is always eager to answer questions. Joining the MHBA, Schecter says, is a good way to network with others who can help get you going in the right direction. Lenny Scolara, who is vice president of the MHBA, says that he keeps brewing because of the satisfaction it provides. “I enjoy the brewing process, the technical and skill aspects of it. I enjoy everything about it, really,� Scolara says. “And, of course, I enjoy the end product.�

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Visit Catskill Animal Sanctuary to connect with compassion. Take a tour where you’ll meet our sweet pig Nadine who loves belly rubs and our playful steer Amos! Then discover how healthy, delicious, and easy a vegan diet can be in one of our Compassionate Cuisine cooking classes. And, when you just can’t get enough, stay the night at The Homestead, our beautiful guesthouse, on Sanctuary grounds.

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Berkshire County Great Barrington 40 Castle Street Saturday, 9am-1pm; through October 26 (413) 528-8950

Columbia County Chatham 15 Church Street Friday, 4pm-7pm; through mid-October (518) 392-3353 Copake Church Street, next to the First Niagara Bank Saturday, 9am-1pm; through October 26 (518) 329-0384 Hudson 6th and Columbia Street Saturday, 9am-1pm; through November 23 Kinderhook Village Green, Route 9 and Albany Avenue Saturday, 8:30am-12:30pm; through October 12 (518) 755-9293 Philmont 116 Main Street Sunday, 10am-1pm; through October 27 (518) 672-7556;

Dutchess County Amenia Amenia Town Hall parking lot, 4988 Route 22 Friday, 3pm-7pm; through October 18 (845) 373-4411; Arlington Vassar College Alumnae House Lawn Thursday, 3pm-7pm; through October 24 (845) 373-4411 Beacon 8 Red Flynn Road, across from Beacon Train Station Sunday, 11am-3pm; through fall/winter (845) 234-9325; Village of Fishkill 1004 Main Street Thursday, 9am-3pm; through October 31 (845) 897-4430

Hyde Park Hyde Park Town Hall 4383 Albany Post Road Saturday, 9am-2pm; through October 26 (845) 229-9336 LaGrange M&T Bank Plaza, 4 Jefferson Plaza Friday, 3pm-7pm; through October 25 (914) 204-0924 Millbrook Tribute Garden, 3219 Franklin Avenue Saturday, 9am-2pm; through October 26 (845) 677-3697 Millerton Railroad Plaza, Main Street Saturday, 9am-1pm; through October 26 (518) 789-4259 Pawling Village Green, Charles Colman Boulevard Saturday, 9am-12pm; July 7 to October 5 (845) 855-0633 Rhinebeck Municipal Parking Lot, 61 East Market Street Sunday, 10am-2pm; through Thanksgiving (845) 876-7756

Orange County Cornwall Town Hall, 183 Main Street Wednesday, 10am-4pm, Saturday, 10am-2pm Through October 30 (845) 534-9100 Chester Winkler Place Sunday, 9am-3pm; through October 27 (845) 476-6241 Village of Florida Route 17A and Route 94 Junction Tuesday, 11:30am-5:30pm; through October 29 (845) 641-4482 Goshen Village Square, Main and South Church Street Friday, 10am-5pm; through October 25 (845) 294-7741

Ulster County

Middletown Erie Way from Grow to Cottage Streets Saturday, 8am-1pm; through October 26 (845) 343-8075

Gardiner Gardiner Library 133 Farmer’s Turnpike Friday, 4pm-8pm; through October 18 (845) 255-1255

Monroe Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M Wednesday, 9am-3pm; through October 30 (845) 344-1234 Montgomery Clinton Street, next to municipal lot in village Saturday, 9am-2pm; through October 26 (845) 616-0126 Newburgh Downing Park, Route 9W & South Street Friday, 10am-4pm; through October 31 (845) 565-5559 Healthy Orange (Newburgh) 131 Broadway, between Lander and Johnston Streets Tuesday, 10am-3pm; through October 30 (845) 568-5247 Newburgh Mall Parking lot, 1401 Route 300 Saturday, 10am-2pm; through September 28 (845) 564-1400 Pine Bush Corner of Main and New Streets Saturday, 9am-2pm; through October 19 (845) 978-0273 Walden 1 Municipal Square Friday, 11:30am-4:30pm; through October 25 (845) 476-6241 Warwick Corner of South and Bank Streets Sunday, 9am-2pm; through November 24 (845) 222-5947

Kingston Uptown Market 303 Wall Street Saturday, 9am-2pm; through November 16 (845) 853-8512 Kingston Midtown Market Broadway, between Henry and Cedar Streets Tuesday, 3pm-7pm (347) 276-2606 Milton Cluett-Schantz Park 1801-1805 Route 9W Saturday, 9am-2pm; through October 19 (845) 616-7824 New Paltz Il Gallo Giallo parking lot 36 Main Street Sunday, 10am-3pm; through November 17 (845) 255-5995 Rosendale Rosendale Community Center 1055 Route 32 Sunday, 9am-2pm; through October 27 (845) 658-3467 Saugerties 115 Main Street Saturday, 10am-2pm; through October 19 (845) 246-6466 Woodstock 6 Maple Lane Wednesday, 3:30pm-dusk; through October 23 (845) 679-5345

West Point-Town of Highlands Municipal Parking Lot, Main Street Sunday, 9am-2pm; through October 27 (917) 509-1200

Putnam County Cold Spring Boscobel House and Gardens 1601 Route 9D Saturday, 8:30am-1:30pm; through November 16

Westchester County Peekskill Bank Street Saturday, 8am-2pm; through November 16 (914) 737-2780


Kids & Family FIELD NOTES

INTERROGATING THE NEW DOMESTICITY A Conversation with Emily Matchar by Bethany Saltman


mily Matchar’s Homeward Bound:Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity (Simon and Shuster, May 2013) is a voice of reason, calling out over the heart-tugging whirr of egg beaters and the clicking of knitting needles. The do-it-yourself (DIY) craze, which is changing the way women relate to traditionally female work, is a complex cultural moment: part social activism, part consumer lust, part girl-power treatise, part throwback to “simpler” times. Matchar reports on and writes about the canners and the homeschoolers and the chicken-keepers with good humor, a light touch, clarity, and just good sense. It was a treat talking to her about the ways we opt out, and why. BS: You write so well about the opt-outers. But did you also meet people who have opted out of opting out? EM: Yes, many people. I met people who had very DIY lifestyles, and then, for one reason or another, needed to opt back in because they had gotten divorced, and without a partner homeschooling wasn’t an option anymore. I talked to people who just got burned out on the difficulty of it all. I talked to lots of people who had to change lifestyles and realized it’s okay to take advantage of living in a communal society—communal child care, communal schooling—and that they don’t have to do everything themselves.


BS: So what do you think is going on with this growing need to put our unique stamp on everything? As if we want to be sure everything is imprinted by us. EM: It’s a natural impulse for people to want to control their environment, and their lives and parenting, and it makes sense to want to control as much as we can. But we just need to look longer term and ask, “Can you really control these things?” And, “What is the effect of trying to control these things on the personal level?” BS: I understand wanting to control our environments, wanting our children safe, etc., but within this DIY movement, there seems to be a kind of deep consumer longing, wanting everything to kind of reek of ourselves. I get it, but it creeps me out a bit, too. The lifestyle blogs showcasing the crafty-homey craving seem to be contributing to an unquenchable thirst to feel at home, cosmically, on earth. EM: That’s funny, because I think, ironically, when we look at the simpleliving lifestyle blogs about sustainable living in a less materialistic way— which is great—it’s actually antimaterialism in a very materialistic way. When we say the solution is to make it yourself or buy it off Etsy, you are

still buying something. Which is fine! I am not making a critique of materialism, personally, but I think there’s something ironic about trying to have this revolution by changing our consumer habits, which arise from a place of materialism. BS: Maybe if we really want to learn to live a simple life, we should consider letting go of our desires and preferences, even just a little? EM: Right. BS: You talk in the book about the new “chick lit,” and how the female fantasy used to be dominated by the “Sex in the City” idea, running around in heels, feeling “free,” and now women are dreaming of moving to a mythic farm to churn butter and spin yarn, and feel committed. Do you think that one of those fantasies is more repressive or liberating than the other? EM: I don’t think either of them is inherently repressive, but I think that any model or standard about how women should be is going to be repressive in a certain way. Any time we have a standard of a perfect woman, the career woman or the yummy mummy raising their kids on all-organic vegetables, we need to interrogate that. What does that really look like? Not to say that either of those things is wrong, but what does it really look like? BS: Exactly. Good question. What got you interested in this topic? EM: I’ve always found myself personally compelled by lifestyle blogs, and I’ve always liked to cook, so I moved in the direction of writing a lot of stories about people who were doing the DIY thing, and that’s when I got curious about what attachment parenting and jam-canning and homeschooling and selling scarves on Etsy have in common. And I discovered that they all have to do with an increasing desire to live in a slower, more sustainable way, and an ethos of DIY rather than relying on larger systems. BS: You write in the book that lifestyle blogs are a fantasy presented as reality. As women, we are so vulnerable to comparing ourselves and feeling like we come up short. So how should women approach these blogs? EM: The blog revolution has happened so quickly. Ten years ago, the blog was something that you wrote so your family could see your baby’s pictures, and very rapidly blogs have become a much bigger business. So when you’re looking at a “lifestyle” blog, you’re getting a really unprecedented look into strangers’ home lives, which, up until this happened, the only people whose homes we ever saw the inside of were friends and families and we saw their reality. Either their kitchen was really clean and the living room was dirty, or there was a beautiful garden, but the kids were throwing a temper tantrum in the bedroom. Now we have these blogs to look at and they show a perfectly edited version of domestic life. And we know that Martha Stewart is a professional, and we know that she has a team of photographers and designers working for her. But I think we’re less aware that all these blogs are also big business and people are presenting a very tightly edited version of their lives. So we need to look at blogs in a more critical way, like looking at a magazine. BS: Because of the proliferation of these blogs, it can look like every guy is pickling stuff and every woman is keeping a recipe journal. How big of a “thing” is this? EM: If you can look at, say, canning, the sales of canning supplies have gone up, and the book sales have doubled in the past two years. In 2006, the magazine Backyard Chicken launched with a circulation of 13,000. Now it has something like 165,000 readers. Compared to the vast majority of Americans, the numbers are small. But I think the people who aren’t raising their own chickens are still thinking about where their food is coming from. The number of homeschoolers has gone from 150,000 in the late 90s to 2.5 million if you count

everyone, so that’s only a fraction of kids, but it is certainly influencing the way people think about their kids. Any one part of this movement is going to include a minority of Americans, but the general ethos is influencing a lot of Americans. BS: You live in Hong Kong now. What’s going on there with DIY? EM: Well, if you look at cooking, Americans actually equate home cooking with love and, whether or not we’re conscious of it, with good motherhood. In Hong Kong, most people have very, very small kitchens, and there’s a lot of affordable, public, outdoor food courts, called Cooked Food Centers, where you can get cheap dumplings and greens and soups, and people cook a lot less. And when people eat together as families, they are often eating outside, communally. People don’t talk about how home cooking and athome family dinners are the end-all of family togetherness because that’s just not the way the culture works there. And it’s not like they have less happy or intact families. People work long hours and are a lot closer, I think, to the lives of manual labor that our great-grandparents lived, so they may not have the romantic notions that we have, and they are very happy to buy things. BS: Where does all this leave us as American women? EM: I think one of the reasons women are reclaiming all this domestic life is because we have come so far, and we’re not expected to just be home in the kitchen. So I think a lot of women, especially younger women, are feeling very free to reclaim this stuff, and not feel it as oppressive, and that’s great. What I hope to see as we move forward is a less gendered embrace of both domesticity and workplace ambitions. A world where men are just as free as women to cook, raise children, or sew curtains, and women continue their slow rise to equality in every sphere. 7/13 CHRONOGRAM KIDS & FAMILY 53

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WHAT IS NORMAL, ANYWAY? Autistics Lay Claim to Ausome-ness by Anne Pyburn Craig

THE TYRANNY OF NORMAL When my son was two years old, he was big for his age, and actually looked like a small five-year-old. Like most toddlers, the gap between his needs and his ability to communicate them sometimes frustrated him enormously, and now and then we’d have a meltdown on our hands. The reactions of random strangers to an apparent five-year-old acting like a two-year-old were some of the nastiest stares I’ve ever seen; I found myself staring back and snapping, “He’s two,” in tones I’ve seldom used before or since. What if he’d been 12 and the two-word response was “He’s autistic”? Of all the things we have yet to learn about the autism spectrum and the human condition, one thing has been definitively and utterly disproven: Autism bears absolutely no relationship to bad parenting, nor to any parenting style in particular. Recent work in neuroscience, showcasing the genetic origin of so much of what happens in our brains, has finally cast a shadow over Bruno Bettelheim and his theory of the “refrigerator mother” as the source of autism.Yet many still react with judgment or pity in the presence of a child acting in ways other than Normal. This armchair parenting is something we collectively need to get better about. One in 88 is now the conservative estimate of how many kids fall somewhere on the spectrum, a diagnostic constellation of widely varied sensory and social differences that often make it a much bigger challenge for parents to help kids bridge that gap between their needs and the ability to get them met. Autistic brains are different in ways we are barely beginning to understand, and in the first few years, when it is culturally mandated that young humans will master certain societal norms like toileting and talking, many autistic kids seem to be working on another agenda, developing narrowly focused interests that may make sense only to them. Some of these interests may never provide anything but individual pleasure; others lead to doctorates and Nobel prize nominations. BEYOND AWARENESS TO ACCEPTANCE Half a million people with those differences will be coming of age over the next decade, into a world where eye contact is considered a measure of character, social facility is worshipped, and behaving in ways that are markedly and unquestionably Not Normal can get you ostracized, bullied, or worse. Of the many forms of discrimination, ableism is one of the most pernicious and tenacious. And there is something autistic adults would like us all to know: The framing of autism as an “epidemic,” the awareness ads featuring adorable children dematerializing out of strollers and ceasing to exist, and the focus of researchers on finding a “cure” are offensive at best, and many consider them part and parcel of the mindset that has led, in extreme cases, to autistic kids being confined in cages “for their own good” by overwhelmed caregivers. “Autism is an integral part of me. You cannot separate autism and Sarah; if you did, I would not be the same person—I would be less,” says Sarah Grace Adams, a mother of three and founder of Autism Empire, a not-for-profit website dedicated to “celebrating neurodiversity.” Adams continues, “There needs to be a balance between behavioral adjustment so that people can function in a neurotypical world and acceptance of the autistic individual.” “We need to step back and start listening,” says Wendy Kuhlar, who teaches 54 KIDS & FAMILY CHRONOGRAM 7/13

spectrum kids between the ages of six and 10 at Abilities First in Poughkeepsie. “People will try to force an autistic person to make eye contact because they’ve defined it as an issue. What if that person doesn’t want eye contact? Why the need to squelch every little ritual? Is it anyone’s business to insist that these very sensitive beings have to change who they are?” BUILDING NEW BRIDGES The generally accepted treatment for autism is called Applied Behavioral Analysis, essentially a form of behavior modification, which many autistics say can be useful or damaging depending on how it is applied. Being subjected to negative stimuli to quell behaviors considered “too autistic” is frustrating and scary to a child who finds these behaviors—flapping hands or spinning, say—a deep source of comfort. Kuhlar prefers the TEACCH (Teaching, Expanding, Appreciating, Collaborating and Cooperating, Holistic) methods she learned in training at the University of North Carolina, using the stated principles to detox students who’ve been put through the wringer of “negative reinforcement.” Kuhlar says, “I had a kid join the class recently who was extremely violent—just to staff, which is something I’ve observed more than once. A child can be acting out toward staff and very careful not to hurt the fragile kid right next to them. It’s not random; it’s self-protective. I started mirroring what he did. He’d make a face, I’d make the same face. We started there, and it took a few weeks, but he’s participating in class now.” To reach these children, Kuhlar believes, it is essential to begin the conversation in their own language, which often isn’t verbal. “Autism is best understood not as a dreaded disease, but as a mode of being,” says Dr. Dan Edmunds, who’s worked with many spectrum kids in his Kingston, Pennsylvania, practice. “What we should be doing is supporting and assisting these people in being able to navigate the mainstream. Aversive behavioral therapy— devising various means of force and coercion to make them something other than what they are—is terrible, although a natural outgrowth of the conformist mindset. There’s an insistence that they must enter our world. Well, I must first enter theirs before I can show them anything of mine.” No one, on or off the spectrum, is suggesting that autistics don’t need help to deal with a world arranged by and for non-autistics. Early intervention done right is crucial, and autistic individuals and families need more support than they get. “A small difference in services can make a huge difference in quality of life,” says Jamey Wolff, executive director of the Center for Spectrum Services, which has been serving ASD-diagnosed individuals since the 1980s. “Even some of our kids who’ve been successful in college need help navigating the complex worlds of employment and social life, and it’s a great investment to give it to them.” Carly Fleischmann, diagnosed at two years old as severely autistic and unlikely to ever communicate, found her voice at 10 and typed “HELP TEETH HURT.” Her parents took her to a dentist. Now she’s taking gifted classes at a mainstream high school. She makes unusual sounds, flaps her hands, and has published a memoir. As front-line workers like Kuhlar, Edmunds, and Wolff and legions of loving parents get better at building bridges, we may discover that these children with a different agenda bring an “Ausome” gift: the final stake through the heart of the soul-sucking concept Normal.


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he region that includes the towns of New Paltz and Gardiner is set against the backdrop of the scenic Shawangunk Ridge, which stretches from the tip of New Jersey to the Catskill Mountains, and is actually the northern end of a long ridge within the Appalachian Mountains that begins in Virginia and continues through Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The name is derived from the Native American Lenape, and means, roughly, “in the smoky air.” The Ridge is composed of layers of white quartz pebbles, sandstone, and dark gray shale that were pushed up in a northward plunging series of asymmetric folds some 270 million years ago. That’s old news—but there are quite a few more recent developments in these two towns that, though not earth-shattering on a geological scale, will nonetheless rock your world.    Life Is Sweet in New Paltz Orgasmic and sinful have become the adjectives most associated with the consumption of chocolate. And though the Huguenots might not have approved, Lugusta’s Luscious has been purveying handcrafted, artisanal chocolates just down the road from Historic Huguenot Street on 25 North Front Street for the past two years. “My partner Jacob and I moved here right after the famous same-sex marriages in 2004,” says owner Lagusta Yearwood. “We both had jobs where we could live pretty much where we wanted, and we were drawn to the lefty politics and local farms in New Paltz. I’ve loved it since the first day we moved. New Paltz is a nice mix of people who are used to a New York City-level of sophistication—and are excited about and actively looking for some of our weirder creations, like candied asparagus caramels.” Among her “weirder creations” are the famous Furious Vulvas, yonic-shaped confections that have been reported to have aphrodisiac effects. “I do have some male pals who won’t go on a date without a box of them by their side,” says Yearwood. A commitment to living and working in an organic and environmentally sustainable way is characteristic of Ulster County in general, and the New Paltz region in particular. Lagusta’s Luscious is a completely vegan business using 100 percent postconsumer recycled paper and packing materials. They compost all kitchen scraps, use all eco-friendly cleaning products and generate almost no waste. 58 NEW PALTZ + GARDINER CHRONOGRAM 7/13





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fter the bleak cold of winter and the teasing warmth of spring, it’s finally here—summer. Make sure you don’t let it go to waste. There’s something for everyone this season in Kingston: concerts for the music lover, a film festival for the movie fanatic, parties, tastings, a traveling tent, and even our own blowout we’ve waited 20 years to throw. The fun is yours for the taking.

Independence Day Festival July 4-6

Wear your red, white, and blue all weekend for outdoor fun on the waterfront. Mister Kick commences the festivities on the fourth followed by The Cagneys and fireworks at nightfall.The Hudson Valley Philharmonic play a free concert the following evening conducted by Randall Craig Fleischer, featuring vocalists from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Broadway, and opera diva Maria Todaro. Saturday, Rich Hinds & The Hillbilly Drifters, Dixieland, and the Ray Brass Band play at locations including the Senate House and the Rondout.

Hudson Rising July 20

Come celebrate the Hudson Valley’s rich past, evolving present, and budding future with a waterfront event for the whole family. A fleet of Hudson River heritage ships and visiting tall ships will offer boat rides, deck tours, exhibits, talks, and onboard food samplings. Adults can sip on one of Keegan Ales’s crafted beers or other alcoholic specialties, while Cricket Azima of Creative Kitchen teaches children how to have safe fun while cooking. Vendors will sell goods like candles, hot sauces, and jams, and Hudson Valley Harvest will supply local chefs with New York State beef, pork, and chicken for outdoor grilling.

Kingston Film Festival August 2-10

From feature films to animations to this year’s newest category—music documentaries—the festival brings filmmakers and audiences together to enjoy all kinds of flicks. Come watch movies at the BSP Lounge like Werewolves across America, a documentary about characters’ rejection of the American Dream featuring artists including Deer Tick and Phosphorescent; or Brass Teapot, a slapstick comedy filmed in Kingston and throughout the Hudson Valley. Following the screenings, filmmakers will speak about their works and judges will pick winners for each category from over 200 submissions.

Chronogram Block Party August 17

We’re shutting down Wall Street to celebrate our 20th anniversary—and everyone’s invited. Food vendors including Aba’s Falafel and Pippy’s Hot Dog Truck will line the road, leading up to a stage where performers like world music band Passero, reggae group The Big Takeover, and the postpunk band Crystal Stilts will play throughout the day. There will be a dunking booth to raise money for Kingston’s YMCA Farm Project and the magazine’s astrologer, Eric Francis, will host a tarot fair. Grab a drink in the beer and wine garden and throw on your dancing shoes for a swing lesson with Got 2 Lindy. After the day’s festivities, BSP Lounge hosts a masquerade dance party. 66 KINGSTON CHRONOGRAM 7/13

Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars Through August 23

Let your kids stay up past their bedtimes and join them in watching some of your favorite flicks like you’ve never seen them before. The volunteers from the Friends of Kingston Parks and Recreation will bring films, old and new, for all age groups to their gigantic inflatable screen, including The Lion King, The Princess Bride, and Back to the Future for the whole family. “Grown-up nights” will offer timeless classics like Casablanca and West Side Story for a more adult audience. Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the cool breeze of a summer night as you feast on free popcorn and lemonade.

Kingston Festival of the Arts August 24

Kingstone Creative Connections is presenting a taste of their vision for next year’s art festival in conjunction with the Taste of Kingston. Performances include The Opera Theater of Kingston’s production of avant-garde operas at BSP Lounge and the Arts Society of Kingston as well as a “Voices for Water” concert on the Rondout waterfront. As you travel to these events, grab a bite from your favorite local eateries, which will be offering tasting samples.

The Free Music in the Parks Series Through August 28

Every Wednesday throughout the summer, Kingston’s local talents will rock their way around the city’s parks. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, who once traveled around the world playing their unique fusion of blues, rock, gospel, and folk, will return to their roots for a performance in July. Also scheduled to play is singer/songwriter Kristen Capolini. Though she’s only 21, Capolinin is a seasoned musician who’s performed with legends like Annie Lenox and Mick Jagger. Other acts include The Ben Rounds Band, Carl Mateo, and Passero.

San Severia Spiegeltent Through August 30

The traveling historic Belgian tent, located on Broadway next to UPAC, is a sight unto itself.With walls of mirror, stained glass, and intricate carvings, the enormous tent is home to a number of exciting concerts every Thursday through Sunday this summer. Performers include Mr. Gone, The Sweet Clementines, Trio Loco, and other jazz, pop, and rock musicians. But don’t just come for the music—food trucks like the Black Forest Flamenkuchen sell food every night and the Kingston Farmers Market sets up shop every Tuesday.

The Wall Street Jazz Festival August 30-31

This two-day musical celebration is a good reason to look forward to the end of summer. Nine years ago, founders John Bilotti and Peggy Stern were inspired to create their own jazz festival when they attended one where no females were in the line-up. Since then, they’ve been celebrating women in jazz, featuring female leaders every year in their outdoor concerts. Performances include Claire Daly on the baritone sax, flute, and vocals; Ingrid Jensen on the trumpet and flugelhorn; and Sue Terry on the soprano sax and clarinet. —Marie Solis

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Gibran by Randy Aragon, a watercolor from the series “Sigils,” showing at Short Walls Gallery in Beacon through July 11.



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510 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 822-0510. “Overflowing Color: New Work.” Paintings of Diana Felber. July 5-28. Opening reception July 7, 2pm-5pm.

164 MAIN STREET, BEACON (917) 318-2239. “Public Sculpture Installation.” Through October 15.



506 MAIN STREET, BEACON 222-0177. “Color and Dimension.” Through July 7.

69 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2650. “Aurora.” July 6-August 31. Opening reception July 20, 4pm-7pm.

ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 737 ALBANY-SHAKER ROAD, ALBANY (518) 242-2241. “Some Assembly Required.” Artists connect the unexpected. Through September 8.



318 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-1915. “Soft Focus.” Through July 7.


225 SOUTH STREET, WILLIAMSTOWN, MA (413) 458-2303. “Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My!” Through September 8.

22 EAST MARKET STREET, RHINEBECK 876-7578. “Re-Imaginings: Re-Contextualized Photographs.” Works by Yale Epstein. Through August 11. Artist talk July 27, 5pm-7pm.




104 ANN STREET, NEWBURGH 784-1146. “Light as Medium.” Through August 17.

THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK VYTLACIL CAMPUS 241 KINGS HIGHWAY, SPARKILL 359-1263. “Frank O’Cain: Abstracted Landscapes.” July 13-September 15. Opening reception July 13, 2pm-5pm.

ARTS SOCIETY OF KINGSTON (ASK) 97 BROADWAY, KINGSTON 338-0331. “Kingston Sculpture Biennial: Texture of Place.” July 6-October 31. Opening reception July 6, 5pm-6pm.

ARTS UPSTAIRS 60 MAIN STREET, PHOENICIA 688-2142. “Group Show and Solo Rooms.” Through July 14.

ASHOKAN CENTER 477 BEAVERKILL ROAD, OLIVEBRIDGE 657-8333. “Catskill Waterscapes.” Through August 20.

BACKSTAGE STUDIO PRODUCTIONS (BSP) 323 WALL STREET, KINGSTON 481-5158. “The Drawing Galaxy.” Curated by Meredith Rosier. July 6-30.

BARD COLLEGE: CCS BARD GALLERIES ROUTE 9G BARD COLLEGE, ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON 758-7598. “Gilda Davidian: The Innocence of Looking at Hills.” Student curated. Through August 1. “Haim Steinbach: Once Again the World is Flat.” Through December 20. “Helen Marten: No Borders in a Wok That Can’t Be Crossed.” Through September 22.

209 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 671-6213. “Colors of Columbia County.” Through July 28.

114 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 697-0266. “Tamara Staples: The Magnificent Chicken” and “Rebecca Doughty: Ink.” Through July 28.


128 CANAL STREET, TOWN OF ESOPUS LIBRARY, PORT EWEN 338-5580. “Jenny Fowler: Paper Cutting.” July 6-27.


143 MAIN STREET BEACON 765-2199. “Falling Into Place: Self-Portriats.” Patricia Lay-Dorsey. Through July 7.


124 RAYMOND AVENUE, POUGHKEEPSIE 437-5237. “Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection.” July 12-September 8.


63 MAIN STREET, KINGSTON 339-0720. “Greetings From Kingston: A Story in Postcards.” Through October 26.


12 TANNERY BROOK ROAD, WOODSTOCK 679-0027. “Floriography: The Language of Flowers.” Through August 5.


621 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-1677. “Kyle Heidenheimer.” Through July 15.



66 MAIN STREET, COLD SPRING 809-5838. “Structural Views” July 5-July 28. Opening reception July 5, 6pm-9pm. “Crowds.” In the Sculpture Garden. July 5-August 18.

55 NOXON STREET, POUGHKEEPSIE 471-2550. “Art of the Garden.” July 13-August 14. Opening reception July 13, 5pm-7pm.

10 MAIN STREET, NEW PALTZ 518-2237. “Art...On Vacation.” July 10-September 6.




398 MAIN STREET, CATSKILL (518) 943-3400. “Eastern Standard: Indirect Lines to the Hudson River School.” July 20-September 20. Opening reception July 20, 2pm-4pm.


162 MAIN STREET, BEACON 440-0068. “New York Water Towers.” Through July 28.


327 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 822-4181. “Art Meets Art: Perspectives On and Beyond Olana.” Through August 11.


300 WALL STREET, KINGSTON 331-5300. “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933-1945.” Through August 14.


81 PARTITION STREET, SAUGERTIES (347) 387-3212. “Leaf in Landscape.” Paintings by Joy Taylor. Window installation: Heather Hutchison. East Wing: Robert Otto Epstein. July 5-August 11. Opening reception July 5, 6pm-9pm.


362 1/2 WARREN STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-5907. “Angels and Demons at Play.” Works by Craig Olson. Through July 14. “Made for Bronze.” Works by Bruce Gagnier. July 18-August 11. Opening reception July 20, 6pm-8pm.


16 MAIN STREET, CHATHAM (518) 392-2250. “New Abstract Collage: Bart Gulley.” Through August 3.


94 BROADWAY, NEWBURGH 569-4997. “Mark Twain.” Examples of writing in the master’s hand. Through September 1.


103 ABEEL STREET, KINGSTON KMOCA.ORG. “New works by Suzanne Stokes, Suzy Sureck, and Rebecca Zilinski.” Through July 31. Opening reception July 6, 5pm.


8 LONG DOCK ROAD, BEACON SCENICHUDSON.ORG. “Beacon Re-Imagined.” Through July 6.


988 SOUTH LAKE BOULEVARD, MAHOPAC 276-5090. “Castellano and Roth.” Through July 7.


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153 MAIN STREET, COLD SPRING 265-2204. “Excavated.” Ceramic sculptural installation by Ada Pilar Cruz. July 5-28. Opening reception July 5, 6pm-8pm.


17 NEW PALTZ PLAZA, NEW PALTZ 255-1241. “Eric Angeloch and Staats Fasoldt.” Through July 6.


464 MAIN STREET, BEACON 440-7901. “Mollie McKinley.” July 13-August 3. Opening reception July 13, 6pm-9pm.


317 MAIN STREET, POUGHKEEPSIE 485-8506. “Textures.” Through August 30.


65 COLD WATER STREET, HILLSDALE (413) 246-5776. “The Power of Place.” Paintings by Ken Young and Jeffrey L. Neumann. Through September 2. Opening reception July 6, 5pm.


VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT NORTH BENNINGTON NORTHBENNINGTON.COM. “16th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show.” July 13-October 25. Opening reception July 13, 4pm-8pm.


5720 ROUTE 9G, HUDSON (518) 828-0135. “Maine Sublime” Landscapes by Frederic Edwin Church. Through October 31.


639 ALBANY TURNPIKE ROAD, OLD CHATHAM (518) 794-6227. “Works by Frances Wells.” July 7-21.


402 MAIN STREET, CATSKILL (518) 943-9531. “Follow the Thread.” July 20-September 20.


SUNY ORANGE, 115 SOUTH STREET, MIDDLETOWN 341-4790. “Eclectic Middletown.” Through July 11.


53 CROTON AVENUE, OSSINING (914) 941-2416. “Tailgater: Classic Car Paintings by Gwendolyn.” Through July 30. Opening reception July 6, 2pm-4pm.


NORTH BROADWAY, RED HOOK 758-6575. “Exploring the Third Dimension.” Through July 21.


172 MAIN STREET, BEACON 838-2880. “Leaving on Track 9: The Train Show.” Through July 8.


449 MAIN STREET, ROSENDALE (718) 755-4726. “Our Backyard.” Through August 17. Opening reception July 13, 6pm-8pm.


1 HAWK DRIVE, NEW PALTZ NEWPALTZ.EDU/MUSEUM. “Screen Play: Hudson Valley Artists 2013” Through November 10. “Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art.” July 20-December 15. Opening reception July 20, 5pm-7pm.



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“Sigils.” Work by Randy Aragon. Through July 11.

STARR LIBRARY 6417 MONTGOMERY STREET, RHINEBECK 876-4030. “The Cannon Roar all Night: Profiles of Local Civil War Soldiers.” Through October 31.

STOREFRONT GALLERY 93 BROADWAY, KINGSTON THESTOREFRONTGALLERY.COM. “Significant Details.” Paintings and drawings by Kathleen MacKenzie. July 6-27. Opening reception July 6, 5pm-8pm.

TANG MUSEUM AT SKIDMORE COLLEGE 815 NORTH BROADWAY, SARATOGA SPRINGS (518) 580-8080. “Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent.” Through July 28.


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40 WEST MARKET STREET, RED HOOK 758-6500. “Man.” A large sculpture by Andres San Millan. Through December 31.



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“Lindsey Erin Luna: Seed.” Through July 26.

THE CHATHAM BOOKSTORE 27 MAIN STREET, CHATHAM (518) 392-3005. “Object Paintings by Fern Apfel.” Through July 28.

THE WASSAIC PROJECT 37 FURNACE BANK ROAD, WASSAIC (347) 815-0783. “Homeward Found” and “In the Details.” Through September 2.

THOMAS COLE NATURAL HISTORIC SITE 218 SPRING STREET, CATSKILL (518) 943-7465. “Albert Bierstadt in New York and New England.” Paintings. Through November 3.

TIVOLI ARTISTS CO-OP 60 BROADWAY, TIVOLI 758-4342. “Allure of Water Show.” July 5-28. Opening reception July 6, 6pm-8pm.

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830 ULSTER AVENUE, KINGSTON (834) 339-1280. “We WIll Never Forget: 9/11 Memorial.” Through November 1.

UNFRAMED ARTIST GALLERY 173 HUGUENOT STREET, NEW PALTZ 255-5482. “Wild Things.” Through August 11.

VASSAR COLLEGE THOMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY 124 RAYMOND AVENUE, POUGHKEEPSIE, 437-5760 “Franc Palaia: Artist’s Books, 1975-2013.” Through August 16.

WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL AND ART GALLERY 232 WARD STREET, MONTGOMERY 457-ARTS. “Elizabeth Ocskay and Michael Piotrowski.” July 1-30. Opening reception July 13, 5pm-7pm.

WASHINGTON’S HEADQUARTERS 84 LIBERTY STREET, NEWBURGH 562-1195. “Unpacked and Rediscovered.” Through December 31.


Art Omi Weekend: 30 Artists from 22 Countries on July 13-14 Open Studios, Dinner & Dancing, Country Brunch

Agathe de Bailliencourt, From here to there, 2012

“Now Dig This!: Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980.” July 20-December 1.

WOODSTOCK ARTISTS ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM 28 TINKER STREET, WOODSTOCK 679-2940. “Far and Wide: The 5th Annual Woodstock Regional.” Through July 14. “July Group Show.” July 20-August 18.

A Sculptural Celebration of the Village’s Bicentennial 1813-2013

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WOODSTOCK BYRDCLIFFE GUILD “Gimmer Shelter.” Outdoor sculpture exhibit. Through September 29.

WOODSTOCK FRAMING GALLERY 31 MILL HILL ROAD, WOODSTOCK 679-6003. “Anne Crowley: The Urban and Country Landscape.” Through September 15.

WOODSTOCK SCHOOL OF ART 2470 ROUTE 212, WOODSTOCK 679-2388. “Black and White Exhibit.” From more than 400 images provided by 153 artists. Through July 6.

WOODSTOCK GOLF CLUB 114 MILL HILL ROAD, WOODSTOCK 679-2914. “Art of Golf.” Featured artists: Woodstock Artists Association & Museum. Through July 7.

X ON MAIN CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY 159 MAIN STREET, BEACON XONMAIN.COM. “Between the Scenes.” New photographs by Ron English. Through July 28.





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Portfolio Rock Star Meadow

A lifelong obsession with art-making can begin in strange ways. In Nick Della Penna’s case, he wanted to build a wall between himself and his neighbor on four acres he owns in Lake Hill. “The need to put a boundary between myself and an irascible neighbor—a physical barrier—it was that silly and innocent,” Della Penna says. The original wall was designed to follow the contour of Mount Tobias, which frames the property’s skyline to the northwest. Twenty years later, the former Long Island third-grade teacher has transformed his field into an idiosyncratic sculptural installation akin to the bric-a-brac assemblages of Simon Rodia’s Watts Towers. Like Rodia, Della Penna and collaborator Estelle Ross had no prior artistic training, and they learned how to build the walls, archways, portholes, grottos, and sculptural filigrees of Rock Star Meadow in the doing. “Everything is experimenting,” says Della Penna, “responding to the vision, to what’s already there, and doing things you haven’t done before to keep you excited and to keep from getting bored.”


The work continues to this day, with Della Penna and Ross currently building a 10foot tall stone archway over the entrance drive. When asked how he’ll know the work is finished, Della Penna is blunt. “When I can no longer move,” he says. “Age brings with it a sense of finality, so now there’s even more drive behind the work.” Rock Star Meadow is a monumental vision, albeit a private one. Although Route 212, a busy thoroughfare connecting Woodstock and Phoenicia, is just 100 yards from the meadow, few people know of its existence. This is going to change this month. On July 27, Chronogram and KMOCA will host a reception at Rock Star Meadow from 5-7pm. The site is another of the Hudson Valley’s singular creations. The meadow is located at 4145 Route 212 in Lake Hill, next to the Lake Hill Firehouse. For more information, e-mail —Brian K. Mahoney

A variety of views of Rock Star Meadow in Lake Hill, a sculptural installation 20 years in the making. Bottom right: Estelle Ross and Nick Della Penna.



The Beat Goes On

Marvin “Bugalu” Smith By Peter Aaron Photographs by Fionn Reilly



here is little that will prepare you for Marvin “Bugalu” Smith. “Oh yeah, I’m the man,” proclaims the wiry, raspy-voiced drummer. “When I come onto the stage the whole place changes, and everybody knows it—I’m the man who swings the band!” And swinging the band—his own as well as those of Sun Ra, Chet Baker, Archie Shepp, Charles Mingus, and many others—is exactly what the animated, colorfully eccentric Smith has been doing for the majority of his 63 years. “Everybody loves playing with me, but at the same time it scares some people,” he says. “They say, ‘Gee, the room was regular, but then Bugalu come in and it just filled up with all this energy.’ How do I explain that? I don’t know. Nobody knows. That’s just me, man.” “[Smith] is one of the greatest drummers in jazz, and in the ’80s he played with some of the biggest names,” says saxophonist Rob Scheps, a longtime collaborator. “He’s a master, a hidden treasure who should be much, much better known. But he’s just tucked away in Poughkeepsie. So the question is: What happened?” We’ll get to that. But first: Smith (who shouldn’t be confused with Marvin “Smitty” Smith, another jazz drummer) made his initial earthly entrance in 1948 in Englewood, New Jersey. His older brother and first influence was Earl “Buster” Smith, a drummer best known for his years with saxophonist and composer Eric Dolphy. “Buster was 18 years older than me, I remember standing underneath his hit-hat and watching his foot work the pedal,” says the younger Smith, who himself sports a wispy, graying, and very Dolphy-esque soul patch. “I started playing when I was two. Buster listened to jazz every day, so the first music I heard was big band and bebop music.” Despite his brother’s tutelage, however, it became clear early on that the younger drummer would be forced by nature to make his own way. “I have a lot of good qualities, but I was born dyslexic,” Smith explains. “So a lot of stuff looks completely backwards to me. Being dyslexic…you don’t ever get rid of it, but you eventually get used to it. It affected me in other ways. Like, I would go down in the basement to practice in the wintertime and I would come out and it would be all sunny and warm outside. And I’d ask my brother, ‘Hey, what happened? When I started practicing down there, there was all this snow everywhere and it was really cold outside, and now I come out and it’s all warm and nice?’ And he’d just look at me and say, ‘Man, what’s wrong with you? You’re crazy—you been in the house for four months!’ Four months! Nobody else does it like that, they’d be burnt out. But I’d be down there playing for days, man. And I just never looked at whatever else was going on. I wasn’t bad in school, I tried, but I just couldn’t get it. So I put all my eggs in the basket of the drums.” Englewood has historically been one of Manhattan’s most active satellite communities when it comes to jazz, R&B, and other strains of black American music. When he was 16, Smith got a gig at the local Town Sound Recording studio, cited as the first black-operated studio in the US not connected with a parent record label. “I told myself I was gonna get a job in that studio somehow,” recalls the percussionist. “Didn’t matter if I had to be the hamburger man, switchboard operator, whatever, as long as I could get in there. Fortunately, the owner found out I played the drums and he started using me on sessions.” By day, at $25 a shot (“a lot of money to a 16-year-old back then”), Smith played on recordings by such clients as James Brown, Sam and Dave, and Lola Falana (who he would later perform with at the Sands Casino in Las Vegas), and by night played in funk band the Knights of Soul. In 1969 his life and career took a dramatic turn when his neighbor, trombonist Tyree Glenn, got him into the backing band of singer Rocky Roberts. Though born in America, Roberts was popular in Italy, where his records sold in the millions (Roberts’s hit theme for the 1966 spaghetti western Django was reused by Quentin Tarantino for 2012’s Django Unchained).Thus, it was to Italy that the wide-eyed young drummer went, and it was there that he acquired his quirky nickname. “I was about to play this gig with Rocky at this huge theater and I peeked out through the curtains and there was maybe 1,500 or 2,000 people out there!” he says. “I saw all these beautiful Italian women in the audience. I didn’t speak the language then [Smith is fluent now], so I just said ‘Man, look at all that fine bugalu out there!’ Tyree laughed and said, ‘Hey, man, that’s a good name for you.’” Smith would remain in Europe for almost 25 years, performing with Roberts and visiting US jazz greats like Baker, Mingus, Art Farmer, and Mal Waldron. His next pivotal position came in 1982, when trailblazing saxophonist Archie Shepp asked him to join his band. Smith toured the world with Shepp, and both the music and the money were good. “[Shepp] would hand us a roll every week and it’d be, like, $1,200,” he remembers. “Man, back then that was crazy money.” Despite the lucrative slot, however, after five years Smith and Shepp parted ways, and the drummer, who was for a time married to a European woman, moved back to the New York area. One night in 1987, while watching a friend play at a venue on Seventh Avenue, between sets Smith wandered across the street to Sweet Basil, where Sun Ra was performing. “I’d just seen Sun Ra play in Italy, and I was talking to [Sun Ra saxophonist] John Gilmore

and he said, ‘Man, you gotta do a tune with us!’” says Smith. “So I sat in for a tune and after the gig, in the dressing room, Ra comes over to me and says, ‘Hey, Bugalu, I got something for you, man,’ and he hands me a bill. Back then, when you sat in for one tune a bandleader would sometimes give you a $20 bill, just being nice, you know? So I just thanked him and stuck it in my pocket without looking at it. And he says, ‘You didn’t look at, did ya?’ So I reach my hand back in my pocket and take it out—and it’s a $100 bill! Ra just looks at me and smiles and says, ‘I’ll see you tomorrow, man.’” And so it was that Smith joined Sun Ra and his Arkestra, drumming with the legendary band until 1992, the year before its iconic leader left the planet. Smith made his solo debut with 1992’s Be Impartial toYourself (Independent), a live set featuring pianist Kirk Lightsey and bassist Cecil McBee, and not long after landed in the Hudson Valley, where his dynamic playing and persona made an immediate splash as he began to move away from touring and concentrate more on leading and sitting in at jam sessions. “I can still go to Europe and make top money, but I don’t go as much now,” says Smith, who currently runs a Thursday-night session in the Bronx. “You get tired of living in and out of suitcases all the time.” “Before the Beatles came along, jazz was the biggest music,” the musician says, shaking his head acrimoniously. “Now it’s all rock and hip-hop. Charlie Watts, to me he ain’t that great. But just because he’s in the Rolling Stones they give him the Grammy and he gets a million dollars. And meanwhile, Elvin Jones don’t get nothin’. Man, I just don’t understand that.” To punctuate his point, Smith hops behind his drum kit, which sits, pride of place, in the center of his apartment, a chaos of clutter swirling metaphorically around it. He plays a plodding, dead-simple, four-four rock beat and then stops. “How on Earth could something like that be better than something like this?” he says, before launching into a syncopated, dazzlingly intricate pattern colored with nuanced, caressing taps on his opening and closing hi-hat cymbals. He stops and shakes his head again. “You know what I mean? I just don’t get it.” Smith’s other main move of the last few years has been into teaching, which, besides covering bricks-and-mortar drumming techniques, sees him focusing on more abstract concepts like “the Timing of the Drum,” a philosophy based on the idea that, according to his press bio, “rhythm in music follows the universal rhythms of life.” One of Smith’s current students is 22-year-old Josephine Cuevas, who commutes from Queens to study with him and has toured Europe with the musician/ instructor as well. “Studying with Bugalu has been amazing,” she says. “I first met him when he was running jam sessions in Poughkeepsie two years ago. My boyfriend at the time had been to a couple of them and was always telling me, ‘You gotta go and see this guy!’ So I went, and it was crazy but very inspirational. [Smith] asked me if I wanted to study with him and I said yes. It’s been a real spiritual journey, learning about Buddhism and about being connected to the universe through the drums.” Recently, Smith released Majestic (Independent), a studio quintet date that includes Scheps. “I didn’t meet Marvin until 2005, but I already knew about him from seeing him with Sun Ra,” says the saxophonist. “Being able to hang with him on stage demands a high level of musicianship. There’s a real volume and intensity there, but at the same time he just swings his ass off.You need to bring all your strengths and be on your toes, because playing with him is like falling into a chasm without a parachute—you never know what to expect. He’s studied all the great drummers—Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, Philly Joe Jones—and he can play their stuff. He’s finally starting to play out again more lately, which is great, because for years he was like an ivory-billed woodpecker; the only place to catch a glimpse of him was in his natural habitat.” And on this particular afternoon that’s where Smith is found, pontificating with zeal about music, life, and higher truths from the chair in front of his home studio’s mixing board, his head framed by tacked-up Xeroxes of old Jack Kirby comic art. As Cuevas prepares to leave, however, the veteran artist turns reflective. “I spent my life climbing the mountain, but at this point I’m coming down the mountain,” says the drummer, whose now modest income comes mainly from the occasional pickup gig and his increasingly rarer European jaunts (he’s preparing to visit the continent again this year). “Having Josie here is so great, she helps with the [financial assistance] paperwork and stuff like that,” he says, admittedly tearing up as she goes. “It gets lonely in here, man, you know? But it keeps me going, that she really wants to learn the drums, ’cuz it makes me feel good that I can help that by taking everything I’ve learned my whole life and throwing it at her. So when I’m not here, the music will live on. As a musician, my skills don’t belong to me. They belong to the universe. I’m just the guardian.” Majestic is available at CHRONOGRAM.COM LISTEN to “Blue Stride” from Marvin “Bugalu” Smith’s album Majestic.




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July 5. Until they unraveled a couple of years back, Frankie and His Fingers were one of the best rock bands in the Hudson Valley, youthful purveyors of tight, catchy, well-written tunes delivered with the explosive energy of the Jam or early Who. The trio split in 2010 not long after a name change to By Land or Sea and the release of a second album, with singer-guitarist Frank McGinnis beginning Time Travels and drummer Samantha Niss and bassist Adam Stoutenburgh concentrating on Battle Ave. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hoping this reunion at BSP Lounge will lead to a permanent return. With Nightmares for a Week and the Paper Planets. (Juliana Barwick visits July 14; Jeff Bujak jams July 26.) 9pm. $7. Kingston. (845) 481-5158;

ETIENNE CHARLES July 6. On Creole Soul, his fourth and newest album, Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles explores styles stretching from Haitian Creole chants, voudou music, and Belair folk to blues, bebop, R&B, reggae and rocksteady, and calypso. A professor at Michigan State University, Charles, who this month plays the Orpheum Performing Arts Center, was mentored by the great Jamaican reggae and jazz pianist Monty Alexander. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Charles knows how to make an album more than just a calling card for a small band, and how to sequence it too,â&#x20AC;? says the New York Times. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an auteur.â&#x20AC;? (The Orpheum Academy of Dance performs the ballet â&#x20AC;&#x153;Les Oeufs des Fabergeâ&#x20AC;? July 13.) 4pm. $5. Tannersville. (518) 263-300;

WOODSTOCK CONCERTS ON THE GREEN July 6 and 27. This summer marks the eighth season for the Woodstock Concerts on the Green series, which takes place on, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right, the town green at the intersection of Tinker Street and Rock City Road. Each of these Saturday afternoons in July is packed with local music. July 6 features the students of the Paul Green Rock Academy, David Kraai and Amy Laber, the Dharma Bums, Rat Boy Jr., the Creek People, Hallow Dog, and Shakey Ground. July 27 once again stars the Paul Green Rock Academy students, plus Eric Erickson, the Gary K Band, Ras T. Asheber, the Comfy Chair, Blueberry, and Jay Collins and the Kings County Band. See website for full schedule. Free. Woodstock. (845) 679-3224;

SAM MOSS July 20. The music of Brattleboro, Vermont-based composer, songwriter, and guitarist Sam Moss is â&#x20AC;&#x153;heavily informed by pre-war American country, blues, and folk (Blind Willie Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers), post-1950 pioneers of outer sound (Morton Feldman, Sonny Sharrock), and contemporary solo guitarists (Jack Rose, Glenn Jones).â&#x20AC;? Also a member of the Sewing Machines and old-timey duo the Howling Kettles, Moss, who returns to the Spotty Dog this month, has self-released several beguiling albums and appears on the Tompkins Square labelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vital Imaginational Anthem, Volume 4 compilation. With Kayln Rock. $5. Hudson. (518) 671-6006;


Etienne Charles plays the Orpheum Performing Arts Center in Tannersville on July 6.



July 26. English folk-punk singer-songwriter Frank Turner first hit the scene as the front man of posthardcore outfit Million Dead. Since making his 2006 solo debut with the appropriately named Campfire Punkrock EP, the Billy Bragg-ish Turnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become a hot commodity on the indie scene, signing to Epitaph Records and serving as an opener for Green Day, the Offspring, the Dropkick Murphys, and others. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even had a beer created in his honor: Believe, which is named for his 2010 anthem â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Still Believe.â&#x20AC;? Hopefully, said brew will be on tap when Turner brings his Sleeping Souls to the region for this gig at the Chance. (Relient K rocks July 12; Sevendust slams July 23.) $17, $20. Poughkeepsie. (845) 471-1966;


There’s a game that rock critics like to play. You know it well. Select one obscure reference from column A and another from column B, then tie them together with “meets” or “if he had been in.” Confused? Don’t be. It’s like No Neck Blues Band meets Judee Sill. It’s like Alan Vega if he had been in Shonen Knife. Got it? Of course you do. So, as pertains to The Throwaway Age, well, it’s like New Testament-era Ventures meets producer Curt Boettcher. Or, it’s like surf/rockabilly guitarist Jerry McGee if he’d been in the Millenium. (Ten points to you if you sussed out that those two scenarios are the same thing.) Coxsackie-based Bob Irwin, who leads the Pluto Walkers and El Futuro Sonidos (two bands that share the exact same lineup), has been busy making cultists happy for years with his Sundazed Music label’s ridiculously fine reissue work. But many are unaware that he’s also an exemplary guitarist and composer in his own right. The Throwaway Age is cleverly posited as an “Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,” and the all-instrumental disc certainly has an electric-sitar-drenched, groovy ambience. But despite its lack of vocals it also has a sunshine pop underpinning that would make Boettcher proud. And the “fuzz-filled dreams” referred to on the cover are clearly the stuff of McGee’s dreams, too. “Two Timer” is eerily familiar. “Vindaloo” is as spicy as its title. And “Diamondback,” with its shaking tambourine, nods to the Dick Dale-surf roots of the whole situation without forgetting to stake its own turf. Is The Throwaway Age brilliant? Maybe. Buoyant? Definitely. —Michael Eck


It would appear that the Albany-based alternative rock duo Sirsy has a schtick, in that guitarist Rich Lubutti plays bass parts on a keyboard with his feet and singing drummer Melanie Krahmer plays a full kit while standing and her own bass riffs on a keyboard with her sticks. That alone should entice you out to one of the pair’s 200-plus shows a year. But hold on, there’s more: Sirsy’s latest record, Coming into Frame, was produced by the Grammy-winning duo of Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade (Hole, Radiohead, Dresden Dolls, Pixies). And if you call right now, you get a surprise gift—a hit single-caliber song. Still questioning? This deal can’t be beat! Both players just happen to be super hot. So what, you say? What about the music? Well, Krahmer has an unbelievable voice that traverses a shy, coy whisper to a grrl-power growl with headroom to spare. And Lubutti’s guitar on “Cannonball,” the first song on the album, is reminiscent of a certain Mr. White. In fact, it would be hard not to compare Sirsy to a confectionery, G-rated version of the famous striped duo if the rest of the record didn’t veer into mushier, less adventurous territory. Some of the songs’ production stifles the R-rated and raw sucker punches that leave you gasping from Sirsy’s live YouTube forays. Commercial radio rockers will love the album. Indie sugar punks should go see them live. —Jason Broome


Kingston jazz vocalist and guitarist Rebecca Martin was recently lauded by the New York Times and NPR for Twain, her sixth release, which is a more sober, delicate departure from some of her earlier work. Twain shows more of Martin’s introspective side, which she attributes to her growing appreciation for personal space over the years (though the album title refers to the old English word meaning two). Once again, she collaborates with her husband, masterly jazz bassist Larry Grenadier; the album also features sporadic appearances by drummer Dan Rieser and keyboardist Pete Rende on 12 original tracks and one classic cover. Martin admits to losing her speaking voice several years ago, and the recovery required months of silence. Her vocals are different these days—more raspy, confident, and authentic. The opening track, “To Up and Go,” introduces this new, eloquent voice alongside beautifully expressive fingerpicked acoustic guitar. Following “Beyond the Hillside” and its alluring breeziness is a rendition of Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady” that finds her accompanied only by Grenadier’s smoky, plucky bass. The pace picks up on tracks like “On a Rooftop,” but only just a bit. It’s mostly in melancholy tracks such as “In the Early Winter Trees,” with its tender, reflective poetry, where the true depth of her emotion manifests. A digital booklet embedded in the disc makes Twain all the more precious. Martin will be performing in the Netherlands, Japan, and California this summer but will return to New York this fall for several dates. —Sharon Nichols CHRONOGRAM.COM LISTEN to tracks by the artists reviewed in this issue.

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orget the cicadas. This is the summer of Carey Harrison. June sightings include a launch party for his new novel Justice at Woodstock’s Golden Notebook; a fiction reading with Sparrow and Violet Snow at Inquiring Mind; a staged reading of his play “Hitler’s Therapist” at the Kleinert/James; premieres of two more plays, “Rex & Rex” and “I Won’t Bite You,” by the Woodstock Players at the Byrdcliffe Theater through July 7. Next month, he’ll perform at the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. Oh, and he started writing a novel this morning. Despite this fearsome schedule, Harrison is eager to meet for “a long lazy lunch” at the Little Bear. He cuts a dashing figure in a crisp lavender shirt and gray vest, with a small hoop glinting from one earlobe and a motorcycle helmet resting on the table beside him. (He rides a Harley Road King, about which he says, “I do my shopping on it. It’s supposed to be roaring down the highway, but I go to the Hurley Ridge Market and fill the panniers with bacon and eggs.”) Perhaps less bacon these days—the formerly ursine Harrison recently shed 80 pounds. Somehow he still appears larger than life, with a dense silver beard and arched eyebrows tailor-made for expressing delight. His crinkly eyes recall his famous father, Academy Award-winner Rex Harrison, whose elder self he is playing in “Rex & Rex.” But where Sir Rex was notoriously astringent toward colleagues, his son overflows with effusive praise. Mick O’Brien’s young Rex is “extraordinary”; Holly Graff’s performance as an incarcerated murderess in “I Won’t Bite You” is “a searing experience.” Harrison’s diction is eloquent; even aloud, he’s well written. And then there’s his voice. A velvety, British-accented purr, it’s unmistakably an actor’s instrument, and he mesmerizes with tales of running contraband for antiapartheid activists in South Africa with the London Recruits (“we were terrorists for Nelson Mandela”) and being held at gunpoint by Moroccan bandits. He flies off on some dizzying tangents, sometimes laughing so hard that he lays his whole head on the table. But whatever aerobatic loops his discourse may take, the ground he returns to again and again is writing. He’s almost obscenely prolific, having written more than 40 plays, 16 novels, and 100 radio scripts and teleplays for the BBC. “Like the Old Professor in ‘Uncle Vanya,’ I’m a writing machine, a perpetuum mobile that can’t stop,” he says cheerfully. “As you get older, it’s easier and easier to write, but that doesn’t mean you write better.When you look back at the stuff you wrote before facility took over, you think both ‘God, that’s terrible; I’d never do that now’ and ‘How wonderful, how brave.’ So you get both better and worse.” He rarely rewrites once a draft is complete. “It’s molten for a day or two. After two or three days, for better or worse, there it is.” Harrison and his wife, Irish-born artist and designer Claire Lambe, founded the Woodstock Players in 2010 to stage his play “Magus,” followed by Robert Kelly’s “Oedipus after Colonus,” Harrison’s “Midget in a Catsuit Reciting Spinoza” and “Hedgerow Specimen,” David Mamet’s “American Buffalo,” Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame,” and the current duo at the Byrdcliffe Theater. Written expressly for Graff, “I Won’t Bite You” is an intense psychological drama set in an offshore prison; Chronogram Poetry Editor Phillip X Levine plays the interrogator. For “Rex & Rex,” Harrison wears multiple hats—playwright, actor, and son—though he’s quick to say, “‘Son’ doesn’t pay any bills as far as this play is concerned. It’s either a good play or it isn’t.” “It may be interesting for people to see a son playing his father—and writing his father—but the private and personal don’t really form the motor of the play,” he explains. “There are certain details of my life with my father, but they’re only details; the main arc of the play is invented. I don’t see it as a therapeutic exercise.You’re hoping to make people laugh, hoping to make it a good play. In that process you have no sense of biography.” Nevertheless, he describes a moment onstage in which older Rex stands behind his younger self to give him a neck massage, something Harrison started to do as a boy and continued into adulthood. “I had invented a way to find some physical closeness with my father. He never asked me to stop, never brushed me away with a ‘That’s enough, now.’ I’m very touched by that.” Harrison’s mother, Lilli Palmer, was the second of Rex’s six wives. After co-starring in The Four Poster, the couple built a villa in Portofino on the Italian

Riviera, hosting such glamorous guests as Noel Coward, Laurence Olivier, and Greta Garbo. Harrison calls it “a blessed place. A pink stucco villa high on a cliff with a sweeping view of the Bay of Rapallo, looking down toward the Cinque Terre.You don’t know what a gift you’re being given as a child.” His just-released novel Justice (Dr. Cicero Books, 2013) takes place in the same terrain, though “I didn’t set in Portofino, because it became Martha’s Vineyard—a playground of the rich and famous. But I did want that rugged coastline and views. It’s like a scent preserved in a bottle for me, that landscape.The book allowed me to open the bottle.” Indeed, Justice hums with descriptive detail: mules stumbling up “the old Homeric goat path,” with its odors of “crushed figs mingled with dogshit;” the beee-bah, beee-bah of a distant bus horn; pastel houses with “bee-nuzzled cages of wisteria;” the buttery taste of just-gathered pinoli. Miri Gottlieb is an English-born Jew who married an Italian count—the impossibly handsome, athletic Piero—raising a son with whom she shared a preternatural bond (“two bodies, one person,” Harrison writes of his daughter Chiara, crediting her as “the miracle that inspired this book”). As the Nazis encroached, Miri escaped to England, leaving young Vittorio under the vaunted protection of his aristocratic name. But he was deported to Auschwitz by vengeful bureaucrat Renzo Cipriano, and now the grief-destroyed Miri has returned post war, seeking her own brand of justice. Looping backward through time, with meditations on guilt and complicity, the novel builds to an inevitable yet unexpected conclusion. “Justice was my magical child, just as Chiara was,” Harrison says with satisfaction. “It picked me up and carried me, as a book must. You surrender to it and say, ‘Please take me home.’” A longtime professor at Brooklyn College, he teaches his students “the ancient concept of the muse informing everything. Creative power belongs to the muse—it doesn’t belong to the artist.” He grew up surrounded by artists at work. “I saw my father making up as Henry VIII when I was five,” he recalls. “I have very clear memories of his dressing room, of him putting on this ginger-colored beard.” His viewing of Anne of the Thousand Days was fraught—at a climactic moment, when Henry slaps Anne Boleyn, he burst into tears and shrieked, “Daddy hit that woman!” Harrison was 13 when his parents divorced; both remarried promptly. Between stints at boarding schools and Cambridge, he lived with his mother and stepfather (Argentinian actor and novelist Carlos Thompson) or with his father and his subsequent wives. “I adored Kay Kendall, to my mother’s grief, because she’d stolen Rex.” Harrison and his German-born mother were rarely in synch. “Like many people, and many Jews, she had no interest in religion at all,” he observes. “Yet she was a brilliant novelist and painter, and, of course, an actress, so the spirit expressed itself creatively in her, but she had no interest in religion as such.” By contrast, says Harrison, “I would like to participate in all religions.” This may explain his alter ego, Ustaz Omar Bey of the Moorish Orthodox Church, a syncretic religion claiming connections to Islamic and other teachings, with followers ranging from black militants to beatniks and Radical Faeries. Introduced to the renegade faith by poets Peter Lamborn Wilson and Robert Kelly, Harrison now holds the title Bishop of Woodstock. “Only the entirely tongue-in-cheek is entirely serious; it’s a pataphysical concept,” he says. “It’s a delicious religion, and everything should be delicious, should it not?” Harrison’s back is tattooed from shoulder to waist with a quotation from Theodor W. Adorno’s Minima Moralia, in the original German. The inking took “nine hours of absolute hell.” It’s designed to look like an open book, with his spine as the book’s spine. “I love the idea of being a walking book,” he beams, adding that when beachgoers ask what it means, “I say ‘German philosophy,’ and that ends the conversation instantly.” Carey Harrison learned German from his movie-star mother, Italian from childhood summers in Portofino, and French from attending the Lycée Français in New York. “I was just ridiculously, ridiculously lucky,” he says with a beatific smile, noting that his brother Noel once told him about “a religion in the South Seas that consists solely of gratefulness. That’s my religion. Every day, every hour, you thank your lucky stars.”


SHORT TAKES If you are what you eat, these six books by Hudson Valley authors offer myriad ways to improve yourself, from backyard greens to bar mitzvahs in space. FORAGING & FEASTING: A FIELD GUIDE AND WILD FOOD COOKBOOK

Let It Burn


Steve Hamilton


This sumptuous book weds the talents of two Hudson Valley treasures: herbalist Dina Falconi and botanical illustrator Wendy Hollender. Presenting the ancient art of gathering plants with contagious enthusiasm—“to forage means to dance with the land”—they detail each plant’s seasonal cycles, habitat, and culinary uses. Flexible recipes and beautiful, scrupulously accurate drawings create a nourishing feast for the palate, eyes, and soul. Book release party 7/14, 4-7pm, at Hollengold Farm in Accord. FOODOPOLY: THE BATTLE OVER THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND FARMING IN AMERICA WENONAH HAUTER THE NEW PRESS, 2012, $26.95

Another great reason to forage. Food & Water Watch executive director and CSA farmer Hauter provides a stomach-churning overview of American food policy and factory farming gone amok. “We cannot shop our way to a better food future,” she warns, urging consumers to look beyond local-food alternatives to political activism, demanding new antitrust laws and safeguards against GMOs, chemical additives, and corporate manipulations. Appearing 7/2 at 7pm, Golden Notebook, Woodstock. STARGLASS PHOEBE NORTH SIMON & SCHUSTER, 2013, $17.99

You don’t have to be Jewish to love Starglass, but it’s the dominant culture aboard the Asherah, a generation starship that left a doomed earth 500 years ago and is nearing a possibly viable planet. Apprentice botanist Terra, learning to maintain the ship’s precious crops and seeds, stumbles into political intrigues that don’t stop at murder. Highland resident North has a soaring imagination and a grounded connection to teens’ inner lives. Appearing 7/21 at 4pm, Oblong Rhinebeck; 7/27 at 4pm, Esopus Library. THE CASSOULET SAVED OUR MARRIAGE: TRUE TALES OF FOOD, FAMILY & HOW WE LEARN TO EAT EDITED BY CATHERINE M. GRANT & LISA CATHERINE HARPER ROOST BOOKS, 2013, $16.95

“Nothing is more interesting than that something that you eat,” Gertrude Stein wrote. It’s an apt epigraph for this wide-ranging compendium of 28 essays about the personal and cultural meanings of food, each followed by a significant recipe. Chronogram’s Kids & Family editor Bethany Saltman meditates on an ill-fitting father and daughter who nevertheless connect through a shared “devotion to food,” with instructions for improvising a “Mystical Gravy.” FOOD TRUCK 411: ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL FOOD TRUCK BRIAN BRANIGAN, RECIPES & DESIGN BY ALLISON CULBERTSON EAT WORDS PUBLISHINGS, 2013, $18.95

Outdoor eating is a ritual of summer, and food trucks are as trendy as beards in Bushwick; you can kiss the Sabrett cart goodbye. The husband/wife team behind Hudson’s legendary Tortillaville have cooked up a feast of a book for food truck entrepreneurs and fans. Blending a chef’s-eye “week-in-the-life” with step-by-step business advice, 30 “artisanal recipes” for mouthwatering Mexican specialties, and a sprinkling of savory photos, this mentor-in-print will get you ready to roll. ANIMAL CAMP: REFLECTIONS ON A DECADE OF LOVE, HOPE, AND VEGANISM AT CATSKILL ANIMAL SANCTUARY KATHY STEVENS SKYHORSE, 2013, $16.95

This significantly revised and expanded edition of Stevens’s second book and the just-released paperback of Jenny Brown and Gretchen Primack’s The Lucky Ones offer an ardent hymn to the power of local animal sanctuaries and veganism to save lives of all species, including our own. By painting loving portraits of some of the 2,000 individuals rescued by CAS during its first decade, Stevens underlines her conviction that “we’re all the same in ways that matter.”


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ottekill author Steve Hamilton lays no claim to being a sociologist; nor does his intrepid investigator, Alex McKnight. Yet just a few chapters into Let It Burn, the reader is off on a journey that reveals more about the decline of the great American city of Detroit than a dozen learned treatises on urban decay. McKnight used to be a Detroit cop, a young patrolman of great promise in a city that “was a wobbling prizefighter, holding onto the ropes with one hand, but nobody was counting it out yet.” That life exploded in his face, taking his marriage with it and leaving him with a dead partner and a bullet too close to his heart to be safely removed—just one of the many pitch-perfect touches that make McKnight such satisfying company. He’s dogged, relentless, and crazy brave, not just in the sense of physical derringdo (though he’s still pretty agile for an old guy), but in terms of being unafraid to take every individual he encounters on their own terms, without fear or favor. Now McKnight lives in the Lake Superior town of Paradise, about as remote as a place can be within the continental United States. It’s a quiet life and he likes it that way. The mere fact of a phone call from his long-ago sergeant wouldn’t drag him back to Detroit, nor would the news that the convict he helped bust for the gruesome slaying of a young woman is being paroled. But there’s also a female FBI agent he’d like to see again. It’s time for a road trip, filled with memories of that last dramatic case. And here is where McKnight shows the heart and brilliance that we would wish for in all law enforcement personnel and too seldom get: He connects with the mother of the man he put in prison, human to human, and certain things about the case begin to bother him. To begin questioning the justice of what took place all those years ago and wondering whether a brutal killer walked away is an inconvenience so massive, a tangle so thorny, that a lesser man would turn tail and head back to Paradise to drown those notions in ice-cold Molson Canadian. Not our Alex. He half dives in and half gets drawn into this latest strange situation, paying a heavy price in memories and reflections. His gift for dealing with humans draws him back into the lives of the key players in that long-ago murder case and ever closer to dangerous truths. Two-time Edgar winner Hamilton’s graceful moves are such that the plot barrels along enhanced rather than encumbered by the philosophical reflection and meticulous sociology. We’re schooled in the gritty poignancy of dying cityscape and the realpolitik of law and order without stopping for breath as the body count rises, as the machinations of the present-day cops, the FBI, and the real killer—whose identity comes as the kind of shock that looks inevitable only in retrospect— swirl around McKnight like a lake effect blizzard. Any lover of smart thrillers could do no better. Hamilton is emerging as a transcendent master of the form. Alex McKnight’s ongoing adventures and his lovingly sketched mindscape are, as usual, a reader’s trip to Paradise. Appearing 7/13 at 2pm , Kingston Barnes & Noble; 7/20 at 2pm, Poughkeepsie Barnes & Noble.  —Anne Pyburn Craig

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rederic C. Richâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gripping novel Christian Nation straddles the line between speculative fiction and passionate indictment of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christian Right. In a nonlinear narrative covering three decades, narrator Greg, a Manhattan attorney and clearly Richâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political doppelganger, inhabits two time frames; in one, real-life Evangelicals are working to erode our democracy; in another, they have succeeded, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re screwed. The alternate universe takes hold in 2008, when McCain/Palin win the presidency and, mere weeks after the inauguration, Commander-In-Chief McCain dies of a brain aneurysm. VoilĂ : President Palin. The novel opens in 2029, and from the first pages, we know Palin and the Christian Right have long since transformed the nation. The reeducation of the general public is a fait accompli, and America has closed its borders, real and virtual. Greg is in hiding, typing his memoir on an ancient Selectric typewriter, unhooked from the Purity Web, which monitors every keystroke of every US citizen (not unlike our modern-day NSA, it turns out). Despite painful memories, Greg hopes his readers will understand why and how the law of the land was dismantled, particularly how bystanders allowed it to transpire. Lest this become a mere jeremiad, Rich entwines Gregâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal story into the narrative; we travel back to 1998, when Greg was a rising corporate lawyer, entertained by the antics of Fox News and its ilk. We meet his shrewish girlfriend Emilie, and his best friend, the gorgeous Sanjay, a gay Indian Internet entrepreneur and founder of Theocracy Watch. Sanjay may as well have a target on his back. We soon learn that Palinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first term, albeit fraught with economic woe and global embarrassment, was a beachhead for the Christian Right. An Islamic terrorist attack that makes 9/11 look like a rehearsal ensures her second term, during which she extends martial law. It is never rescinded. The Fox network merges with the Faith & Freedom Coalition (an actual organization) to become F3, and fearmongering reigns. Palinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adviser/puppet master Steve Jordan, intelligent and malevolent as any degenerate Caesar, takes the presidency after Palinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two terms, and the hammer comes down in earnest. The Left finally wakes up, Holy War ensues, the government engages in escalating atrocities against gays, immigrants, and non-Evangelicals, and New York City becomes the last holdout against a liberalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst nightmare. Until the Siege of Manhattan, which is riveting reading. Like his protagonist, Scenic Hudson Board Chairman Rich is an excellent attorney, impressively conversant in the intricacies of law. This expertise gives Christian Nation terrifying verisimilitude, yet he sometimes loses us when detailing just how laws can be overturned. Greg admits to being uninterested in his emotions, and while this frees him up to discourse at length on certiorari and precedents, it also renders him distant as a character, especially when both his personal world and the country are crumbling around him. The tragic accident that claims his parents and sister barely gets a mention, for instance. He mourns far more for democracy than for his loved ones. Thankfully, Rich includes frequent quotations of poetry, Bible verse, philosophy, and literature, peppering the text with moving, multitextured language, all of which supports his thesis that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re closer to theocracy than we care to admit. The narrative clicks into high gear toward the end, with some breathtaking, brisk passages about mental fatigue, madness, and the resilience of hope. Richâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s characters note that every empire falls, thanks in part to the storytellers. And that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speculative fiction. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Robert Burke Warren


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If I Were in Charge of the World

it’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is wet

If I were in charge of the world I’d cancel okra, bullies, spider bites, and also moving. If I were in charge of the world, There’d be domesticated tigers, Less nervous guinea pigs and At least 23 sweets per day. If I were in charge of the world, You wouldn’t have allergies. You wouldn’t have hurt feelings. You wouldn’t have grocery shopping. Or, “We have to keep the house spick and span! We’re moving!” You wouldn’t even have moving against your will. If I were in charge of the world, A 4 foot by 7 foot brownie with fudge and frosting Would be healthy, You could do whatever, whenever, And a person who sometimes forgot to sleep, And sometimes forgot to eat Swiss chard, Would still be allowed to be In charge of the world. —Lucy Gilbertsen (9 years)

SPRING BONE Evens and odds: chance laughter in the street. I watch you growing, hopscotch and bone, such hope my mouth circles the song you can’t stop: oh the sudden, breakable you. Who said we were all odds and ends? This is where it starts. Four, always this damned four: season, limb, wall. I remember, even at five that first tear in my misaligned cartilage. Let’s circle, you say. I can deal with wagons, the past, rising, tensely: chance it even with your laughter the oh I dare not fathom. —Karl Meade

HOW TO KNOW LOVE FROM A HOLE IN THE GROUND 1) the violent honey of your affections will infuse your pursuit with a sense of destiny.




Fevered sleep racked with rain Adrift inside the black lagoon; The beasts below, they know my name.

I don’t know why I did it she told me he wanted me that’s all I guess that’s more than all the boys I met everywhere else in classes in the bars I know he’s my father’s age he actually knows my father that’s how we met I knew it was a mistake at the time but he worshipped me literally

The spectral pool remains unchanged Cast in dank primeval gloom; Fevered sleep racked with rain. My soggy skiff pitches and sways I sense the deep and know my doom; The beasts below, they know my name. My father stands the silent crane On the bank he does not move; Fevered sleep racked with rain. Shadows swift with fins and fangs Guard the truth long entombed; The beasts below, they know my name, Writhing through my flooded brain. The sky is green, I see no moon; Fevered sleep racked with rain The beasts below, they know my name. —Willem Donahue

AUGUST REQUIEM They’re running in and out of shallow waves back and forth over the wet sand two young boys their high excited voices merging with the hushing of the surf Hear oh shee ma, they call, oh hear us oh Hir o shi ma they seem to be calling, oh can you hear how little we know oh can you hear, Hir o shi ma. The impossible strangeness of this, coming at me as I watch the boys play those clear vowels lodged as firmly in my brain as acorns in years of mast sprouting a reminder of that other summer day

—Richard Donnelly

PRECIOUS STONES; OBSERVING VIRGINIA WOLFE She had chosen stones Their weight Perfect She did not speak Of the waters embrace The coolness—the ease in which her Steps would take her She did not fear The water’s edge The tender darkness and sweet song She hid her own song Upon the shore where she dearly placed it She had sewn precious stones Within the folds of her gown She wore lavender; the color of patience. —Barbara Threecrow Purcell


3) you cannot be misled or well directed. there was once a priest and a blind donkey. the blind donkey went wherever the priest led her.

the blinding mushroom of fire the dark shadows made by the death star mercy has hidden from children.

the tricycle trikes the bicycle bikes the motor revs the feet run the engine purrs the throat growls the bird sings the stars shine

—Julia Hickey

—Cynthia Poten

—Benny Boy

2) it is easier to distinguish the size and distance of clouds than to distinguish phenomena described in lesson 1 from actual destiny.


BEES GO APE For Nick Flynn

YARD SALE At the yard sale, we Bought a box of unused words. —locutions, sesquipedalian They were my son’s, she said When he went away to college. —peregrination, academic He dropped out after one semester And these were left over. —ort, remnant There’s a jar of regrets over here. You can have them cheap. Feel free to try them on. —John Lindholm

STITCHED Take this time to consider what your hands have touched.

Nick had been driving driving a long time with his bees He thought he heard them but he really couldn’t hear them but he felt them he felt them he felt them vibrate and he started to vibrate started to vibrate in his truck full of bees and after all those miles through all those states he felt the bees talk to him telling him things telling him things that he didn’t want to hear in his truck full of bees his truck full of bees he had trouble keeping his foot on the gas in his truck full of bees They were telling him about their queen about themselves drones workers slaves told him things he didn’t want to hear in his truck full of bees and he had trouble trouble concentrating concentrating on the way to the bridge to the Brooklyn Bridge and once he was on it once he was on the Brooklyn Bridge it became the buzzing bridge the buzzing bridge sounded just like bees talking drones droning wheels droning droning and he had trouble keeping his foot on the gas and he felt like he had to stop because bee sounds in his body in his ears in his body got louder the droning of wheels on bridge bed was deafening dangerous encouraging the bees enraging the bees they wanted to leave the truck leave the truck they wanted to get out and do their work those bees were buzzing to do their work they told him they would sting him if they couldn’t do their work sting him sing him into oblivion if they couldn’t do their work They began to call for other bees bees from Brooklyn hives from Jersey hives bees from everywhere rooftop bees homegrown bees foreign bees bees from all nations Jewish bees Catholic bees Wasp bees Buddhist bees so Nick swerved suddenly and crashed and the bees shook in their wooden box hives and those box hives shook and shattered shook and shattered and the bees got out of their wooden box hives got out of their hives and out of the truck and didn’t sting him couldn’t care less about him but found all the other bees joined all the other bees and made for the sky saw the green statue and covered it with themselves thrilled to swarm Lady Liberty bring her to writhing life cover her in gold right there in their new bee harbor fit for a queen

Move as a current slowly, within the caverns of your wrinkles. Push those bodies inside and out, until the pieces are molded together. When you’re compacted, step, both feet, into the flesh laid there. —Allison Valiquette

—Sharon Israel

PSITHURISMS The night they met was windy warm. The air rushed through awakened leaves She wore her mother’s summer dress. With verdant veins on rustling sleeves. He found her swaying in the dark. Blown and stirred by nature’s whim, They talked and danced beneath the stars. The whispering leaves relimned their hymn. The couple met with soughing sighs, Two leaves beneath the starry skies.

THE HARDEST ONE TO GET The poet who types manuscripts must be very confident, vain, and full of poise. The poet who writes in bound, unlined books knows what is to be saved and what will pass the test of time. The poet who scribbles on small sheets of paper is cautious and needs comfort from others. The poet who writes on clean white socks and throws them away is the one who needs to be read. —Peter Van Aken

—Lily Whiteman

THAT GLORIOUS why? i don’t know why. why because i thought that life was meant to crawl into. i thought the pretty things were just that. i thought sadness was something you go in and out of, like an indoor pool. because air tells me things, because i read too many stories when i was little. because the same songs kept playing, because those songs were somehow both very serious and not, because things are never not way too quiet or too loud. i can count all the little trips into forests not on one hand but on two and each trip was just that and i don’t know if they were worth this but they were worth something. i remember one well, alone in the woods, the sun sharply, marvelously scraping at the corners of everything around. i found so many things. i found a small ceramic white bowl, the size of a peach, like a teacup for a small creature or a bath for a bird. i took it home with me and washed it and i still have it in a plastic bag in my closet. it felt important. “its a wonderful life” by sparklehorse was playing on my ipod when i found it and everything just felt so important. i don’t know if that means it really was but i don’t think it matters. why because i worry the ocean is very very tired. i know it never stops so i thought why should i? because my brain and voice both felt sticky like the tip of a ball point pen. because i missed every room i ever grew up in and i wanted to be in all of them again at the same time. because there were parades inside my heart. because when i was small i’d love to always look inside peoples windows on walks, i liked the outsides of apartments and brownstones and then i realized the windows were always actually inside me. you ask me if i’m okay and it’s not that i’m not. —Kerry Giangrande 7/13 CHRONOGRAM POETRY 87


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aratoga Springs is a tourist destination every summer, when the main drag of Broadway fills with visitors who come for the Saratoga Race Course’s 40-day meet. One of the top thoroughbred horse-racing venues in the country, the track is also the oldest. It turns 150 this year, and in honor of the sesquicentennial, city merchants and institutions plan to throw the “biggest birthday bash Saratoga has ever seen,” with scores of Saratoga 150 parties, exhibits, and performances throughout the summer. John Morrissey, an Irish-born boxer and New York City gang member—and later a US Congressman backed by the notorious Tammany Hall—introduced organized horse racing to Saratoga Springs in 1863 as the Civil War raged. It was Morrissey’s dream to bring gambling to the Saratoga area, already a major resort drawing throngs of health seekers to its reportedly curative mineral springs. Morrissey realized his vision as tourists flocked to the “Queen of the Spas” for casino gambling and thoroughbred racing, setting the stage for a long-simmering battle over Saratoga’s identity as a health resort versus an iniquitous gambling den. It’s one that could flare up again as Governor Cuomo weighs a proposed $30 million expansion of Saratoga Casino & Raceway, a harness racetrack with electronic slot machines, into a full-scale casino. 7/13 CHRONOGRAM SARATOGA + THE ADIRONDACKS 89

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Meanwhile, local growers have filled fields with flowers to be harvested for a Saratoga 150 Floral Fête promenade on August 2, when flower-festooned horse-drawn carriages and antique cars from the Saratoga Automobile Museum will parade down Broadway—harkening back to the Gilded Age when a wealthy merchant organized floral festivals in an attempt to counteract Saratoga’s less savory gambling elements. It may seem counterintuitive to toast the track’s birthday by honoring one of Saratoga’s most prominent Victorian-age moral crusaders, but Saratoga philanthropist Marylou Whitney was behind the idea. “The Whitney legacy is tied to the Floral Fête era, when William C.Whitney saved the track,” she said back in May. True enough, her late husband’s family is credited with establishing Saratoga Race Course as the reputable, family-friendly place it is today, after rescuing it from unscrupulous ownership in the 1890s. The Mineral Cure Against the backdrop of the summer’s many Saratoga 150 events in honor of racing, it may appear as if Saratoga’s original lure—the only naturally carbonated mineral springs east of the Rocky Mountains—has lost its luster from the days when crowds of tourists traveled by steamship or horse-drawn carriage to “take the cure” by bathing, inhaling and drinking the springs in. Although Saratoga Spring Water, known by the distinctive blue glass bottles, is indeed bottled locally at a plant on Geyser Road, the best place to experience Saratoga’s famed mineral water is at Saratoga Spa State Park. The springs, nearly depleted in the 19th century by entrepreneurs who harvested and sold their carbonation, were protected when New York state took ownership, creating an 800-acre state reserve in 1909 and later a state park.

A park trail winds through woods along Geyser Creek to two of the most visited springs: Island Spouter, which shoots a plume of water 15 feet into the air, and Orenda Spring with its own ever-growing dome of deposited “tufa” minerals. The park offers maps and occasional guided tours of the springs and the complex’s classical architecture dating back to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s tenure as New York governor. “Saratoga Spa State Park is one of the premiere destinations in the entire state park system,” says Alane Ball Chinian, Saratoga-Capital Region director for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. “It has fantastic architecture and history, spouting mineral springs and beautiful natural areas to explore.” Alongside a number of biking and hiking trails—and two golf courses—Spa State Park also houses the Roosevelt Baths & Spa, where visitors can soak in rust-colored, heated mineral water, and two pool complexes. The Victoria Pool offers a bar, gorgeous landscaping, arcaded brick galleries, and great people watching, while the more kid-friendly Peerless Pool has a slide. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is part of the park as well. Its amphitheater, surrounded by sloped lawn and pine trees, is the summer home of the New York City Ballet, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and pop-music concerts booked by Live Nation. Controversy still simmers over SPAC’s financially fueled decision to shorten the ballet residency to one week in July this year, while the orchestra honors Saratoga 150 with the premiere of Serenade on August 8, a new piece written by Grammy-winning composer Richard Danielpour in honor of the occasion. 7/13 CHRONOGRAM SARATOGA + THE ADIRONDACKS 91

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Horse Culture At heart, Saratoga Springs is a horse town—more so, even, than a gambling town. Attending the races, which start this year on July 19 and conclude on Labor Day weekend, is the best way to experience it, whether you arrive before the gates open in the morning to claim a picnic table on the shaded lawn area or straggle in later for a seat on the unshaded benches by the turf, where horses thunder by on their way to the finish line. A behind-the-scenes view of the track is best obtained at breakfast time, when free tram tours (aside from the “dark day” of Tuesday when the track is closed) give an inside look at the backstretch area, where horses are cared for by the hundreds of grooms, riders, and hot-walkers who lug water buckets, rub down horses, and heft hay to keep the horses bathed, fed and exercised. Beginning this year, the New York Racing Association—the often-embattled nonprofit racing association that operates the New York tracks of Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga—will also offer paid guided tours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. focusing on track history. The history of racing can be further explored at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, one of Saratoga’s finest museums, located across the street from the racecourse on Union Avenue. It has a courtyard statue of the beloved racehorse Secretariat, galleries of memorabilia and a racing simulator that replicates the physical demands and unbelievable speed of a typical thoroughbred race.

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Arts & Letters The cultural life of Saratoga Springs comes alive in the summer as well. Of all the grand hotels that once lined Broadway in the Victorian era but later burned or were razed, only the Adelphi Hotel remains. Built in 1877, its foliage-filled garden patio provides one of the best spots to absorb Saratoga’s storied past. The hotel changed owners last year, but the new owners—a local real estate development team—have pledged to keep the Adelphis’s historic charm intact. Yaddo, the famed artist’s retreat, is located on the former estate of Spencer and Katrina Trask—philanthropists and arts supporters who voiced significant opposition to Saratoga’s turn toward gambling in the late 1880s. Rarely does Yaddo offer the public a glimpse inside its mansion, where artists, musicians, and authors go for a quiet place to create, but the estate’s enchanting gardens are open to the public seven days a week from dusk to dawn. Other summer cultural highlights include the intimate brick-walled bar 9 Maple Avenue, known for its weekend night jazz performances and massive collection of single-malt scotches, and the cultural offerings of Skidmore College: Its inventive Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Arthur Zankel Music Center, and Summer Writer’s Institute with a full slate of author readings in July. Saratoga food culture has steadily improved over the past decade, with the popular Saratoga Farmers Market a focal point for chefs picking up local produce, meats, and cheeses to serve in their restaurants. Hattie’s Chicken Shack, a soul food joint on Phila Street, is one local food institution in particular that celebrates Saratoga’s connection to the past. A Saratoga institution in the late ’30s and ’40s when the city swung with speakeasies and smoky mob-connected clubs, it was started by Hattie Gray, an African-American woman who worked summers for a local family before saving her money to open her own place.

Hattie’s celebrates its 75 anniversary this year. “This type of longevity for any business is rare but for a restaurant it is almost unheard of,” says current chef and owner Jasper Alexander. “Grandparents that were first brought to Hattie’s as children by their grandparents now bring their grandchildren to the restaurant.” Venturing North Saratoga lies just below the Adirondack Mountain foothills, a close destination for visitors looking to explore the wilds of the largest state-level protected area in the contiguous United States. From Saratoga Springs, popular trips include Blue Mountain Lake’s Adirondack Museum, with galleries and historic buildings filled with exhibits on logging, boating, and other facets of Adirondack life, while tours of Gilded Age retreats like the Great Camp Sagamore, now a National Historic Landmark, can be found in Raquette Lake. The famous camps of Raquette Lake, developed by William West Durant, were owned by Gilded Age barons like Alfred Vanderbilt and J. P. Morgan. “Historically important, they embodied the way the Gilded Age roughed it in the woods while Newport, Rhode Island’s cottages manifested the beach holidays of the era,” says Barbara Glaser, a Saratoga Springs resident who helped spearhead the drive to save the historic site from decay in the 1970s. Just to the north of Saratoga, the Lake George region is popular for boating, fishing, the Great Escape Theme Park and its many tacky diversions on Canada Street, while further afield, Lake Placid is the quintessential Adirondack town, containing not just beautiful nature but also Olympic history and culture, most notably, when the Lake Placid Film Festival hits town every year in June. 7/13 CHRONOGRAM SARATOGA + THE ADIRONDACKS 93

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Bee Here Now Honey, They Shrunk the Species! Text and Photos by Peter Barrett

Bees busy storing honey (light yellow) and pollen (dark yellow) to feed the hive through the coming winter.


here has been much buzz about bees recently. As if to underscore the point, the morning I sat down at the computer to begin research on this piece, no fewer than five different stories about bees and honey appeared in my Facebook feed. From a clearer connection between pesticides and colony collapse disorder to the scandalous impurity of most imported honey to the looming crisis in crops requiring pollination, we have reached a critical mass of public awareness that bees are in serious trouble. And if they’re in trouble, so are we; one of the photos in my feed was of a supermarket produce section with all the bee-pollinated food removed. It was not a pretty picture. Concurrently with this shift in consciousness, a new venture appeared on Sawkill Road in Kingston: Hudson Valley Bee Supply, the brainchild of Megan Denver, part owner of the crane business next door, and Jorik Phillips. The couple met at the Catskill Mountain Beekeepers’ Club, of which Phillips is the president. They have monthly meetings, and both wax enthusiastic about how collegial and enjoyable the atmosphere is. “There are so many new beekeepers; it’s really hot right now,” says Phillips. They had no idea what to expect in terms of the business, and have been overwhelmed by the response in the six months since they opened. Flower Power Along with chickens, bees represent an increasingly popular option for people keen to keep some livestock on their property without going full farmer. Honey, the sweet reward, needs no explanation, and happens to be a lucrative product; retail prices approach six dollars a pound. Denver puts the initial investment to set up a hive at about $500, but says a good keeper can make $700 in the first year selling honey. “The second year, it starts to get really good.” There is no state regulation of honey, meaning anyone can produce and sell it without a license. This is a function, says Phillips, of the size of the honey lobby in New York, which has to do with our flora, both native and invasive. “We have two honey flows each season; the early one is all the native trees and flowers,


and then later on the goldenrod and loosestrife and Japanese knotweed provide another one.”There are many anecdotal reports of people eating honey to help with seasonal allergies; since bees gather pollen in a three-mile radius around the hive, homemade honey will contain homeopathic doses of anything that might make you sneeze. Phillips also remembers hearing testimony from dozens of people explaining how apitherapy—intentional stinging on meridian points—helped them kick painkillers and ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, among other ailments. A Mite Tricky Beekeeping is harder than it used to be; Phillips and Denver encourage new keepers to buy a couple of books and take a class before taking the plunge. Besides the persistent effects of pesticides, virola mites represent the worst threat to prosperous hives. Mites weaken bees and act as a vector for pathogens, especially viruses, which can kill a seemingly healthy hive during the winter. There are passive techniques for removing mites, and natural treatments (formic acid, present in bee venom and honey, is the only chemical intervention permitted for certified organic beekeepers). Both Phillips and Denver regularly trap feral bees from old barns and the wild, breeding them with their own hives, since the wild bees are accustomed to this climate and exhibit grooming behavior that helps control mites. Denver speaks about the dramatic difference between soft treatments and hard ones: “We don’t sell organophosphates [pesticides for mites] and can’t advocate them”; that sort of noxious chemistry is too similar to the poisons that are killing bees around the world. The European Union just voted to ban neo-nicotinoids, a new crop of pesticides increasingly linked to massive bee fatalities, but no such legislation is likely to pass in this country anytime soon. “Aspire to be treatment free,” says Phillips, “but don’t start out that way. It’s really easy to lose your hives before you learn what you’re doing.” He is treatment free on the breeding side, but uses light interventions on the honey side to ensure a healthy crop.

Clockwise from left: The bee yard at Hudson Valley Bee Supply; novice beekeeper Katie Benevento holds a frame from her hive; Jorik Phillips fills a jar with his honey.

Behind the store lies the bee yard, home to about a million bees. They open up some hives for photographs, Denver fully clad in protective attire and Phillips just wearing a jacket, head and hands bare. “I’ve been stung 10 times already today,” he laughs, but before I could say “alas, poor Jorik” he told me that, while it still hurts, the pain vanishes quickly. He also confides that he left off the gear for vanity’s sake, not wanting to look like an astronaut in the pictures. HVBS holds regular classes: Beekeeping 101, 201, and 301 offer the bee-curious public instruction for all levels. Other seasonal classes will include soap and candle making, a primer for prebeginners, hive management for growth or honey, and plenty of one-off lectures. Friendly conversations are a regular occurrence in the store, as hobbyists and serious keepers from all walks of life swap anecdotes and information. The enthusiasm is palpable, and the friendly banter makes an appropriate soundtrack for the silent seething within the glass-walled observation hive mounted on the wall by the desk. A recent afternoon found Doug McRory, former provincial beekeeper for Manitoba and then Ontario, now retired after nearly 40 years as a professional, stopping by the store for a tour of the hives in the bee yard. The weather started getting rough—bees make beelines for their hives when storms approach—so the group repaired indoors for a casual chat in the classroom. McRory’s main concern was foulbrood, a bacterial infection that consumes young larvae in their cells. Highly contagious, it can wipe out whole hives, and travels easily; diseaseweakened hives get plundered for food by healthier hives after the honey flow stops, spreading the spores to uncontaminated colonies, so even scrupulously clean keepers must be vigilant. McRory strongly advocates prophylactic treatment with antibiotics to control foulbrood, but that’s not as much of an option here, where it’s increasingly resistant to the most popular antibiotic, Oxytetracycline. Tylisol is also registered for use here, but only in the fall; if used in the spring, it can show up in the honey. A more interesting option for controlling the disease is to breed bees for two recessive,

foulbrood-controlling behaviors: eating the infected larvae and capping their cells with wax to prevent spores from spreading throughout the hive. Both McRory and Phillips report some success in this area, as do others. Honey Laundering Sad to say, if you’re buying honey at a supermarket there’s an excellent chance that it isn’t really honey at all. It’s most likely a combination of cheap and illegal Chinese honey—which can contain lead, banned antibiotics and pesticides, and other contaminants—that has been ultrafiltered to remove every trace of pollen, thus making it untraceable, plus high-fructose corn syrup, and then trans-shipped through other Asian countries. The European Union recently banned (sound familiar?) imports of honey from India, because it could not be proven that it wasn’t actually Chinese. Seventy-six percent of US supermarket honey (and 100 percent of that on sale in drugstore chains) has no pollen at all; though some industry spokespeople defend its clarity and shelf stability, more reputable experts emphasize that removing the pollen is exclusively used to hide its origin. The FDA has the authority to crack down on this flagrant fraud, but thus far has not. “This is why it’s so important to buy your honey at a farmers market,” says Denver. “Or make your own,” puts in Phillips. Buying real local honey is a good first step. For those wanting to help the bees but not eager to tend any, Denver has a few easy suggestions. “If you do one thing, buy organic almonds.” Two-thirds of the nation’s commercial bees are used to pollinate California’s almond orchards, where they ingest the chemicals sprayed on the “conventionally” grown trees. This, combined with the fact that these hives are driven all over the country all year—subsisting on largely monocultural diets supplemented with corn syrup and vitamins—is another major factor behind their decline. “People can also mow their lawns less often, letting dandelions bloom; that nectar is the first thing they feed the babies in spring, and then the clover later on is really important.” There are also wildflower seed mixes (available at the store) 7/13 CHRONOGRAM FOOD & DRINK 95

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(845) 232 -5783 1 Main Street Poughkeepsie, NY

Hudson River


Water Street

Enter the world of Yobo. Fine Asian Cuisine served amidst babbling brooks or in the rain fall lounge.

Waterfront Patio Dining

Open 7 days for Lunch and Dinner Main Street


(845) 564-3848



All You Can Eat*

Private Parties & Custom Cooking Instruction


Hudson Valley New York City

$20.95 Adults $9.95 Kids 8 & under

Phone: 203-858-5042


$21.95 Adults $10.95 Kids 8 & under Kelly Anne Miller

* Order must include combination of sushi, sashimi and roll.

Chef/Instructor Graduate, French Culinary Institute, NYC

Teaching You to Cook with the Bounty of our Hudson Valley!

The River Grill

Nestled on Newburgh's historic Waterfront with picturesque views of the Hudson Valley and the magnificent Hudson River, The River Grill takes pride in offering outstanding food and superlative service.

26 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie NY 1545 Route 52, Fishkill NY 12524

845.471.5245 845-765-8808

Beacon Natural Market Lighting the Way For a Healthier World

Your Local Source for Gifts in Sustainable Living

The river grill is open every day of the week Serving lunch & dinner

40 Front Street | Newburgh 845.561.9444

Come and enjoy an extraordinary dining experience! 96 FOOD & DRINK CHRONOGRAM 7/13

4000 sq ft of Natural Goodness 348 Main St. Beacon NY 845-838-1288 Premier Dr Hauschka Retailer

“Best Sushi”~Chronogram & Hudson Valley Magazine

Japanese Restaurant osa ka su sh i. ne t

TIVOLI 74 Broadway (845) 757-5055 RHINEBECK 22 Garden St (845) 876-7338

Rated “Excellent”~Zagat for 18yrs • “4.5 Stars”~Poughkeepsie Journal

Les Baux

Smoke moves bees away from areas where a beekeeper wants to work.

and these “meadows in a can” offer your neighbor’s bees a varied buffet all season long.You could also just stop mowing part of your lawn altogether; think of it as the horticultural version of a hipster’s beard. It’s Like a Metaphor, Man Katie Benevento, a newly minted beekeeper in Saugerties who received a hive from her husband for Mother’s Day this year (from HVBS) explains her motivation succinctly: “I like food, and I like people. And if there are no more bees, then there won’t be any more food or people.” Her daughter Ruby, age six, when offered the chance to help open the hive, was initially nervous, but after suiting up in a childsize suit and veil, quickly became rapt and relaxed, smiling as she held the frame of bees her mother handed her. “They’re so cute and fuzzy!” she exclaimed. Bees make interesting pets, and each hive is more of a single entity, since individuals cannot survive on their own. They are remarkably docile animals, going about their business oblivious to our presence, and offering a compelling spectacle in addition to sweet liquid gold. In his fascinating book Honeybee Democracy (Princeton, 2010) Thomas Seeley describes how the process by which a swarm chooses a new home resembles the way a human brain makes decisions, and how each bee acts tirelessly and without ego to nurture and protect the hive. “It’s a great model for us,” says Denver. “We’re looking into making our employees stakeholders in the business as we grow, so we don’t have to be their bosses.” Phillips, who came to bees as an avid mead maker, plans to build a meadery behind the store within the next few years. “People ask us what our business plan is,” Phillips laughs, looking over at Denver. “To have a business teaching people about bees.” Denver nods. “If we couldn’t teach—if we were just hawking gear—we’d close this down tomorrow.”

Wednesdays & Thursdays 3 Course prix fix $25

CHRONOGRAM.COM VIEW a slideshow of more images from Peter Barrett’s visit to the Hudson Valley Bee Supply.


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(845) 246-2411


tastings directory Kong Kuksoo Cold soybean soup noodles

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

Delis Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meats & Deli 79 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-2244

Restaurants Cafe Les Baux

Cafe Mio 2356 Route 44/55, Gardiner, NY (845) 255-4949

Ecce Terra 288 Fair Street, Kingston, NY (845) 338-8734

Gabyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe 150 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY (845) 210-1040

84 Main Street, New Paltz, NY

Osaka 22 Garden Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-7338 or (845) 876-7278 Foodies, consider yourselves warned and informed! Osaka Restaurant is Rhinebeckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s direct link to Japanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest cuisines for over 18 years! Enjoy the freshest sushi and delicious traditional Japanese small plates cooked with love by this family-owned and operated treasure. For menus and more information, go to

Suruchi Indian Restaurant 5 Church Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-2772

Sushi Village 26 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 471-5245

Need Name Pat Bingsoo Need description Traditional Korean shaved ice dessert

Bibimbap Six vegetables over rice w/ Red paste

Need Name Kong Kuksoo Bibimbap Need description Soybean coldpaste soup noodles Six vegetables over rice w/ Red

Seoul Kitchen All Natural Korean Food Serving Lunch & Dinner Wed - Sat 11:30am-8pm, Sundays 11:30am-7pm Closed Mondays & Tuesdays 469 Main St, Beacon, NY (845) 765-8596

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Terrapin Catering & Events 6426 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 889-8831 Local. Organic. Authentic. At a Terrapin event, you can expect the same high quality, awardwinning cuisine and service that you know and love at Terrapin Restaurant. Terrapinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s professional event staff specializes in creating unique events to highlight your individuality, and will assist in every aspect of planning your Hudson Valley event.


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!

Global Palate Restaurant 1746 Route 9W, Esopus, NY (845) 384-6590

Ice House 1 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 232-5783

Terrapin Restaurant and Bistro

6426 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-3330 Voted â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best of the Hudson Valleyâ&#x20AC;? by Chronogram Magazine. From far-flung origins, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

The Garrison 2015 US 9, Garrison, NY (845) 424-3604

Jarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Wine Pub

the Hop at Beacon

Water Street Market, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-8466

458 Main Street, Beacon, NY

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

Leoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria 1433 Route 300, Newburgh, NY (845) 564-3446

Spectacular views. Superb quality. Terrace dining. Near Dia:Beacon, StormKing, Boscobel, Manitoga, WestPoint.

Tuthill House 20 Grist Mill Lane, Gardiner, NY (845) 255-4151

Would Restaurant 120 North Road, Highland, NY (845) 691-9883

(845) 424-3604 2015 US 9, Garrison, NY 10524


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152 Church Street, Millbrook, NY (845) 677-8166


business directory Accommodations Bear Mountain Inn 55 Hessian Drive, Bear Mountain, NY (845) 786-2731

Diamond Mills 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties, NY (845) 247-0700

Alternative Energy Lighthouse Solar 4 Cherry Hill Road, New Paltz, NY (845) 417-3485

Animal Sanctuaries Catskill Animal Sanctuary 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY (845) 336-8447

Antiques Annex Antiques Center 7578 North Broadway, Red Hook, NY

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(845) 758-2843

Beekman Arms Antique Market

ArtsWave 12 Market Street, Ellenville, NY

Markertek Video Supply

Dorsky Museum

1 Tower Drive, Saugerties, NY

SUNY New Paltz 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY (845) 257-3844 34 Main Street, Millerton, NY (518) 592-1330

Exposures Gallery 1357 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf, NY (845) 469-9382 Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Internationally-recognized photographer Nick Zungoli has been capturing iconic images of the Hudson Valley and the world since 1979. The gallery is currently displaying his special exhibit, “Tuscana.” Offering fine art for residential and commercial spaces as well as interior design services and installation. Commissions, stock, photo workshops.

Hyde Park Antiques Center

James Cox Gallery

4192 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY (845) 229-8200

4666 Route 212, Willow, NY (845) 679-7608

Rhinebeck Antique Emporium 5229 Albany Post Road, Staatsburg, NY (845) 876-8168

Water Street Market 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-1403

JMW Auction Gallery 287 Pearl Street, Kingston, NY (845) 339-4133

The Red Hook Emporium 7392 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY (845) 758-0202

Architecture Marlys Hann Architect (845) 676-3858

Water Street Market, New Paltz, NY

Mark Gruber Gallery New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-1241

Storm King Art Center (845) 534-3115

Williams College Museum of Art 15 Lawrence Hill Drive #2, Williamstown, MA (413) 597-2429

Catskill Art & Office Supply 328 Wall Street, Kingston, NY (845) 331-7780 800 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 452-1250 35 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2251

Artisans Neumann Media LLC 65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale, NY (413) 246-5776 (516) 965-6633


Albert Shahinian Fine Art

Traffic and Criminally Related Matters

22 East Market Street, 3rd Floor, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-7578

Karen A. Friedman, Esq., President of the Association of Motor Vehicle Trial Attorneys, 30 East 33rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY

Cabinet Designers 747 Route 28, Kingston, NY (845) 331-2200

Glenn’s Wood Sheds 2 DaVinci Way, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-4704

Granite Factory

Mid Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union 1099 Morton Boulevard, Kingston, NY 123 Hurley Avenue. Kingston, NY (800) 451-8373

4 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2115

Beverages Binnewater/Leisure Time Spring Water 25 South Pine Street, Kingston, NY (845) 331-0237

Esotec 21 North Street, Saugerties, NY 650 Manorville Road, Saugerties, NY (845) 246-2411; www.thirstcomesfirst. 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 to receive a catalog of our full line. We’re back in Saugerties now!

Bicycle Sales, Rentals & Service 1557 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY (845) 635-3161

1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY

(518) 789-4603; (845) 373-8309; (860) 3641498

27 Renwick Street, Newburgh, NY (845) 562-9204

pv Bicycle Shop

Richard Miller, AIA



Omi International Arts Center

Tom Holmes Artist

Art Galleries & Centers

185 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-4812 (845) 255-4480

Auto Sales & Services Fleet Service Center

Eckert Fine Art

Gray Owl Gallery

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

Audio & Video

24 West Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-3477


(212) 213-2145 fax (212) 779-3289

Book Publishers ALVA Press, Inc. 214 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 454-5200 (919) 239-3791 Cell Personalized cell book and eBook selfpublishing services. Expert editing services, text/cover design, e-book publishing, and book publishing. Worldwide eBook distribution through Alvapress, Inc.,, and

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

Bookstores Barner Books 3 Church Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-2635

Mirabai of Woodstock 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2100

Building Services & Supplies Associated Lightning Rod Co. 6020 New York 22, Millerton, NY

H. Houst & Son

Herrington’s Hillsdale, NY: 518.325.3131 Hudson, NY: 518.828.9431

John A Alvarez and Sons 3572 US 9, Hudson, NY (518) 851-9917

L Browe Asphalt Services (518) 479-1400

Marbletown Hardware True Value 3606 Main Street, Stone Ridge, NY (845) 687-2098

N & S Supply

Will III House Design 199 Main Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-0869

Cinemas Rosendale Theater Collective Rosendale, NY

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

Clothing & Accessories de Marchin 620 Warren Street, Hudson, NY (518) 828-2657

Ellipse 329 Wall Street, Kingston, NY

Evoke Style 6406 Montgomery Street Rhinebeck, NY (845) 516-4150

Cooking Classes Kelly Miller Cooks Hudson Valley, NY (203) 858-5042

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

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

Custom Home Design

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

Gardening & Garden Supplies Mac’s Agway

Atlantic Custom Homes

68 Firehouse Lane, Red Hook: (845) 876-1559 145 Route 32 North, New Paltz: (845) 255-0050

2785 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY (888) 558-2636 and www.

389 Salisbury Turnpike, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 876-2953

Northern Dutchess Botanical Gardens


Annie Internicola, Illustrator

1145 Little Britain Road Suite 100, New Windsor, NY (845) 787-0324 www.hudsonhills,org

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School

Brigette Lewis and Erin Scoville

16 South Chestnut, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-0033

124 Main Street, New Paltz, NY

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

Arch River Farm

Hair Salons Brigette Lewis and Erin Scoville 124 Main Street, New Paltz, NY

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

Home Furnishings & Decor Asia Barong 199 Stockbridge Road (Route 7), Great Barrington, MA (413) 528-5091

Berkshire Co Op Market


94 North Plank Road (Route 32), Newburgh, NY (845) 565-6000

42 Bridge Street, Great Barrington, MA (413) 528-9697

High Falls, NY (845) 687-9463

Hawthorne Valley Farm Store

Atwood Furniture

Kingston Farmers’ Market Kingston, NY

Pennings Farm Market & Orchards 161 South Route 94, Warwick, NY (845) 986-1059

Peters Market Route 209, Napanoch, NY (845) 647-6990

Sunflower Natural Foods Market

(845) 657-8003 Find us on Facebook: Atwood Furniture

e at (212) 246-5087 -mail: in o@dragonsear


DIGITAL MARKETING Search Engine Optimization / Pay-per-Click Management / Social Media

Farm tables, heirloom quality. Handcrafted to any size from 150 to 200 year old barn wood, usually pine or chestnut. Also handmade Windsor chairs, cupboards, sideboards, benches, stone topped coffee and end tables, and bookcases, all custom made to fit your needs. Call or email Ken Anderson.

Freight Liquidators 702 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 473-3070

Home Improvement Certapro Painters (845) 987-7561

Gentech LTD 3017 US Route 9W, New Windsor, NY (845) 568-0500

Interior Design

75 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY (845) 679-5361



New York Designer Fabric Outlet

73B Broadway, Kingston, NY (845) 417-7178

3143 Route 9, Valatie, NY (518) 758-1555



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Ethan Allen

A full-line natural foods store set on a 400-acre biodynamic farm in central Columbia County with on-farm organic bakery and creamery. Farm-fresh foods include cheeses, yogurts, raw milk, breads, pastries, sauerkraut, and more. Two miles east of the Taconic Parkway at the Harlemville/Philmont exit. Farm tours can also be arranged by calling the Farm Learning Center: 518-672-7500 x 231.

The DragonSearch Online

Historic Sites

Millbrook, NY (845) 988-6468

327 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY (518) 672-7500 Mon - Sat 7:30am to 7pm, Sundays 9am to 5pm

Social Marketology Bring process to social media

Graphic Design

Hudson Hills Academy

Farm Markets & Natural Food Stores


Warwick, NY (347) 853-4868


Internet Services

Brookside Farm


1278 Albany Post Road, Gardiner, NY (845) 895-7433

(845) 383-0890 (212) 246-5087


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

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

Landscaping Augustine Landscaping & Nursery 177 Van Kleecks Lane, Kingston, NY (845) 338-4936

Coral Acres, Keith Buesing, Topiary, Landscape Design, Rock Art

1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY (845) 236 7970

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center 120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY (845) 757-5106

National Museum of Dance 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY (518) 584-2225

Performance Spaces of the 21st Century 2989 Route 66, Chatham, NY (518) 392-6121

Powerhouse Summer Theater, Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY

SPAC Saratoga Performing Arts Center

The Ulster County Photography club meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Meet at the Town of Esopus Library. All interested are welcome.

Picture Framing Atelier Renee Fine Framing The Chocolate Factory, 54 Elizabeth Street, Suite 3, Red Hook, NY (845) 758-1004 A visit to Red Hook must include stopping at this unique workshop! Combining a beautiful selection of moulding styles and mats with conservation quality materials, expert design advice and skilled workmanship, Renee Burgevin, owner and CPF since 1991, has 25 years’ experience in the framing industry. Special services include shadow-box and oversize framing as well as fabric-wrapped and French matting. Also offering mirrors.

Pools & Spas

Tourism Ellenville Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce 124 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY (845) 647-4620

Green County Tourism (800) 355-CATS

Town Tinker Tube Rental Bridge Street, Phoenicia, NY (845) 688-5553

Trolley Museum 89 East Strand, Kingston, NY (845) 331-3399

Toys & Games The Parent Teacher Store Kingston: 63 North Front Street, (845) 339-1442, Latham: 515 Troy Schenectady Road, (518) 785-6272, Poughkeepsie: 2600 South Road (Route 9) (845) 559-0037

Aqua Jet

(845) 255-6634

108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY (518) 584-9330

The Crafted Garden

Starling Productions

ROOTS & WINGS / Rev Puja Thomson

Ne Jame Pools, Ltd.

Tannery Pond Concerts

(845) 677-7665

P.O. Box 1081, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-2278

(917) 701-2478

Webster Landscape Sheffield, MA (413) 229-8124

Lawyers & Mediators Pathways Mediation Center

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Falcon Music & Art Productions

239 Wall Street, Kingston, NY (845) 331-0100

Schneider, Pfahl & Rahme, LLP (212) 629-7744

Wellspring (845) 534-7668

Libraries Cragsmoor Library 355 Cragsmoor Road, Cragsmoor, NY (845) 647-4611

Musical Instruments Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

New Lebanon, NY (888) 820-1696

The Linda WAMCs Performing Arts Studio 339 Central Avenue, Albany, NY (518) 465-5233 The Linda provides a rare opportunity to get up close and personal 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.

1606 Ulster Avenue, Lake Katrine, NY (845) 336-8080

Printing Services Fast Signs 1830 South Road Suite 101, Wappingers Falls, NY (845) 298-5600

Psychics Psychic Life Readings 709 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY (845) 481-4159

Real Estate Gardens at Rhinebeck

730 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY (845) 331-1923

Paula Redmond Real Estate Inc.

Miron Wine and Spirits

Pet Services & Supplies

(845) 677-0505 (845) 876-6676

Re>Think Local

Pet Country

291 Main Street, Beacon, NY (845) 790-8110

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

120 Main Street, Gardiner, NY (845) 255-7666

35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 473-2072

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY (800) 745-3000

Byrdcliffe Theatre Co. Inc. 45 Comeau Dr, Woodstock, NY (845) 247-4007

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts Katonah, NY (914) 232-1252

Dogwood 47 East Main Street, Beacon, NY (845) 202-7500


Wine & Liquor

39 Front Street, Beacon, NY (845) 831-7867

Bardavon Opera House

Woodstock, NY (845) 679-2079

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (845) 758-7900

The Lofts at Beacon

Performing Arts

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

54 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY (845) 516-4261

509 Hurley Avenue, Hurley, NY (845) 331-7100


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.”

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College

Hurley Veterinary Hospital

99 Route 17K, Newburgh, NY (845) 567-0111


Photography Fionn Reilly Photography Saugerties, NY (845) 802-6109

Kelly Merchant (917) 741-2125

Lorna Tychostup (845) 489-8038

Rob Penner Photography (646) 470-1694

Ulster County Photography Club Town of Esopus Library 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen, NY (845) 338-5580

Willow Realty

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

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

Merchant Wine and Liquor, the

15 Boices Lane, Kingston, NY (845) 336-5155

Writing Services Peter Aaron

Tracking Wonder Consulting Jeffrey Davis, Chief Tracker, Accord, NY (845) 679-9441 See listing under creative enterprising.

SUNY New Paltz School of Fine and Performing Arts New Paltz, NY (845) 257-3860

Wild Earth Wilderness School New Paltz / High Falls area, (845) 256-9830

Tourism Ellenville Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce 124 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY (845) 647-4620

Green County Tourism (800) 355-CATS

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here’s a place in our own bodies where only the brave will go. It’s shrouded in taboo, myth, misinformation, and no small measure of bashfulness and red-faced humor. It’s hard to locate; to find it requires a headlamp and compass, or better, GPS. It’s hard to talk about; euphemisms and evasive descriptions tiptoe around the subject. If there’s a malfunction in this area, someone might tend to “spritz” or “leak.” There might be “a kink in the garden hose.” Some feel that even statements like these are too revealing, preferring to fall back on the conveniently nondescript “I have a problem…you know…down there.” This mystery destination is the pelvic floor—the complex bowl of musculature holding the genitals, organs of elimination, and abdomen in one carefully balanced package. If the area had a job description, it would be the primary foundation for our torso—the diamond-shaped hammock upon which the upper half of our bodies rest. Important? Yes, and also susceptible to health issues that can undermine its vital, supportive functions. In these hinterlands of the flesh, more can go wrong for women than for men. Pregnancy and childbirth can put tremendous pressures on pelvic floor muscles, ligaments, and fascia (connective tissue)—and even for women who never carried babies, the area is vulnerable particularly after the hormone changes of perimenopause. Men are not guaranteed a problem-free pelvic floor either—a host of assaults from cycling to prostate surgery can damage the area. Finding a therapy to help can feel as lucky as spotting a bald eagle. But experts ranging from a physician to a physical therapist and Pilates instructor are coming out of the Hudson Valley woods with surprisingly effective programs designed to restore order in the most unmentionable of places. Seat of a Problem Karen James at 64 had a healthy sex life and was entirely continent until a problematic surgery to fix a rectal prolapse left her in terrible pain and constant leakage months after the recovery. “I had pain with intercourse and I was urinating maybe 20 times a day and three or four times at night, so I was up all night, I couldn’t sleep,” says James (not her real name), of Kingston. “I was crying a lot about it and depressed. My whole life had changed.”While the surgeon’s office in Albany couldn’t do much for her, James found that her OBGYN practice, Mid Hudson Medical Group in Rhinebeck, had a new doctor in the group—a hard-to-find urogynecologist, one of just a handful in the Valley—named Stephen Young, MD. “He was wonderful. I kept telling people there was something wrong, and he was the only one who would listen to me. He said, ‘You’ve got to have some help here.’” During an exam,Young found that James had a bladder prolapse that had gone undetected (the bladder was bulging into a weakened part of the vaginal wall). Although Young could have fixed the problem with another operation, James opted instead to be fitted with a pessary, a device inserted in the vagina to provide structural support. “Almost immediately, I felt better,” she says of this first step in her healing journey. “A huge number of women suffer in silence from urinary incontinence or pro-


lapse [bulges],” says Young, who built a program in urogynecology in Worcester, Massachusetts, for two decades before “retiring” two years ago to the Hudson Valley, where he sees or operates on patients three days a week. “For women 45 and older, the statistic is one in three who have urinary incontinence, prolapse, or both. One in eight has anal incontinence. A family doctor might say, ‘It’s a normal part of aging and you just have to live with it.’ The truth is, it’s not normal and you don’t have to live with it.” Young puts the cure rate for both incontinence and prolapse at about 85 percent. His specialty is vaginal reconstructive surgery—a minimally invasive, natural-orifice surgery that requires no abdominal incision. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough training in this kind of medicine, but Young had the opportunity to apprentice in the 1980s at Brown University with a famous physician who had written the textbooks for vaginal surgery. “All I do is fix vaginas,” Young says. What he doesn’t do is so-called vaginal rejuvenation surgery or other vanity procedures (“You can’t get back your 18-year-old vagina,” he says). What he does do is repair the structural-related incontinence and prolapses that plague so many women. “I’ve only been with Mid Hudson since last August, and I’m mobbed.” Pelvic Friend: The Kegel While in some cases surgery is appropriate and necessary, in others it’s a last resort; not everyone wants to go under the knife. James, for one, felt she would do anything to avoid it—but since the pessary could not solve all of her problems, Young recommended that she see Cathy Leonard, manager of physical therapy and wellness at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Like Young, Leonard is an unusual find: She’s a PT with additional education and training that gives her specialized skills in women’s health and in pelvic floor wellness for both men and women. With a noninvasive approach that uses bodywork and manual therapy, she offers an alternative program to drugs or surgery that is in many cases equally effective, and side-effect free. “Even if someone does need intervention, this approach will benefit people because it will make their surgical outcome better,” says Leonard. “You’re already addressing some of the musculoskeletal issues that need to be working at their best if you’re going to have a successful outcome.” Most women of childbearing age and older have heard of kegels—the internal exercises that involve repeated contraction and relaxation of the muscles of the pelvic floor. We have the late American gynecologist Arnold Kegel to thank for these low-level, squeeze-and-release workouts; Kegel created them in the 1940s as a nonsurgical approach to treating vaginal relaxation. Today they’re a first-line defense against genital prolapse and urinary stress incontinence (i.e., leakage that occurs with jarring movements like coughing, jumping, or lifting). Dreaded by some, championed by others, kegels are the pelvic equivalent of flossing—something most women know they should do, yet often guiltily do not do. “Everybody is told, oh, just do your kegels and you’ll be fine,” says Leonard. “But I would



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say the majority of patients who come in to see me are doing them incorrectly.” Common mistakes include holding the breath and failing to isolate and engage the right muscles. (Note to the misinformed: Squeezing the buttocks, belly, and facial muscles does not a proper kegel make.) First Leonard corrects these problems with coaching and often with biofeedback, which involves hooking up a patient’s pelvic floor muscles to a computer so they can “see” the kegel onscreen. Then she’ll put the patient on an exercise regimen that includes several types of kegels, such as the fast, pulsing kind and the slow, long-hold variety. While kegels are a mainstay of any pelvic health program, they’re not the only tool in the tool belt. For patients who have urge incontinence—which is caused by an overactive bladder rather than a weak urethra—Leonard addresses the problem with behavior modification exercises. For patients like James who experience pain during intercourse, Leonard performs manual therapy either directly or indirectly depending on what the patient can tolerate. “She stimulates the area until it eases up on the tightness, and she shows you how to relax the muscles,” says James. “I was in bad shape when I came to her, and my pain has improved by about 80 percent. I am so pleased. It’s pretty remarkable.” Pilates for Your Pelvis At a local yoga studio one weekend, an instructor prompts her students to lift their pelvic floor and engage mula bandha (root lock), the yogic equivalent of a kegel. “Can you find it?” she asks. “Get out your flashlights!” With their attention on pelvic floor muscles, activities like yoga and Pilates can be a great way to build awareness and prevent problems in this entry-level area. “I tend to work with everybody on the pelvic floor,” says Holland-born and Newburgh-based Pilates instructor Martina Enschede. “It’s such a tabooish area, but people are so happy that they can actually talk about it and work on it.” A key goal of this physical fitness system, which was developed by German bodyworker Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, is to strengthen the “core” or “powerhouse,” which includes the pelvic floor as well as the deep muscles of the abdomen and low back. “All of these are stabilizers of the spine,” says Enschede, who works one-on-one with clients throughout the Valley and who is teaching a Pelvic Floor Workshop at Euphoria Yoga in Woodstock on July 13. “The pelvic floor has a greater context— the whole body. Some 36 muscles attach to it, so when something goes wrong here, it travels up the chain—and vice versa.” Since for many people the region is elusive, Enschede takes a multipronged approach. Step one is to have proper awareness, so she starts with imagery, showing her students an anatomical model of the pelvic floor.What emerges is a diamond shape with the pubic bone at the tip of the front triangle, the coccyx (tailbone) at the tip of the back triangle, and the ischial tuberosities (sit bones) forming the two wider meeting points in between. Finding these landmarks in their own bodies, students have a point of reference from which to build awareness of the region in daily life. Next comes a lesson in posture, where it becomes clear that slouching increases interabdominal pressure that can weaken the pelvic floor. Ultimately, Pilates exercises such as pelvic bridges (lying on the back with the knees bent and the pelvis lifted) help to target the region and strengthen it. Bonus Prize: Better Sex Even subtle improvements to the pelvic floor can bring tremendous quality-oflife changes, from baseline health to some unexpected benefits in the bedroom. “When you strengthen these muscles, guess what? You get a better sex life,” says Leonard. Kegels for men not only help with continence issues but also can increase the size and intensity of erections—and pelvic floor vitality can give both sexes more pleasure with intercourse. “I had a male patient who was very happy about that,” adds Leonard, who is expanding her much-needed physical therapy program to a second facility opening at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie (though she will continue treating patients in Rhinebeck). “We’ve created this safe, warm environment where you don’t feel like people are pointing fingers at you. Even with their difficult diagnoses, I often get comments from patients that it just feels good to come here.”

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Amy Mosbacher, LMT and her associates offer a peaceful environment that allows for healing treatments such as therapeutic, deep tissue, oncology and pregnancy massage.


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TRAVIS MCGEE Chiara Motley, Stephen Paul Johnson, Eleanor Handley, and Jessica Frey in "King Lear" at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

Ripeness is All King Lear and his three daughters ceremoniously march through the theater’s aisles onto the dirt stage of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival at Boscobel in Garrison. The aging king commands his daughters to declare their love for him in order to determine the size of their inheritance of his kingdom. Goneril and Regan fabricate elaborate proclamations of adoration to get their share, while the youngest, Cordelia, states her love plainly, truly. “What can you say to draw a third more opulent than your sisters?” asks Lear. “Nothing,” answers Cordelia. Lear’s response, “Nothing will come of nothing,” is one of the great ironies of Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece. From the outset, “King Lear” makes us question what it means to have all or nothing. Shakespeare’s “King Lear” is a radical adaptation of a story that had existed for centuries before his 1608 publication. Taking a play that was originally written with a happy ending, Shakespeare, the world’s most successful plagiarist, created a wrenching, unforgiving portrayal of human frailty. His nihilistic vision presents gods who kill men for sport; men who kill men for money; and family members who betray each other for power. At the hands of his two self-serving daughters, Lear unravels into a state of madness and despair—a state wherein he realizes that the love of his third daughter, whom he punished and disowned, was true. Throughout Lear’s tragic journey, the audience is presented with multiple paradoxes (as well as plotlines): Characters find reason in madness, humanity in untamed nature. At the thematic core of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” is a story of getting to the essence of things by removing superfluous extremities. It is in this spirit that the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival ambitiously sets out to stage the epic play this summer. “The thing that we really wanted to do was figure out how to make the play accessible to our audience without compromising the integrity of

the material,” says Terrence O’Brien, the play’s director and founding artistic director of the HVSF, who started the company in 1987. The HVSF presents the complex web of “King Lear” directly, with great loyalty to the script. Relying on the power of the language for effect rather than complex sets and costumes is an approach that has come to define the HVSF’s style. “The script, actors, and audience—that’s what you need for a theatrical experience,” says O’Brien. Even the play’s climactic storm is staged simply, with flashing lights used to signify lightning and subtle thunder sound effects. “The storm is written into the script,” says O’Brien. “If you do it with enough energy, you’ll feel its rage.” The storm wouldn’t have been elaborately staged in Shakespeare’s time, either, as the Globe Theatre had no ceilings for hanging set pieces. The HVSF’s outdoor theater—a large, airy, yet intimate tent on Boscobel’s lawn—has ceilings, but no walls. “The people in the first row have their seats on the stage—on the same ground that the actors are on, and the same ground that goes out into the horizon,” says O’Brien. HVSF actors regularly enter and exit through the backdrop that opens out to the Hudson Highlands at the edge of Boscobel’s green lawn in the distance, turning the dramatic Hudson Valley landscape into a set piece all its own. The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents three plays in repertory through September 1. The 2013 season includes “King Lear,” “All’s Well that Ends Well,” and an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s novel The Three Musketeers. Boscobel’s gardens are open two hours before the show for pre theater picnicking. (845) 265-9575; —Jennifer Gutman 7/13 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 113

MONDAY 1 BUSINESS & NETWORKING Dutchess Peace 5:30-7pm. First Monday of every month. All those interested in peace, social justice, and the revolution of the 99% are invited. Unitarian Fellowship, Poughkeepsie. 876-7906.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Knitting/Crocheting Club 1:30pm. First Monday of every month. Fallsburg Library, South Fallsburg. 434-6067.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Caregiver Support Group 10am-11:15am. First Monday of every month. New Paltz Village Hall, New Paltz. 338-2980.

KIDS & FAMILY Drop-in Mini Day Camps 9am. Through June 5. Based on popular week-long camps, these camps pack fun, science, art, and innovation into daily camps. Enjoy a new adventure each day at the Museum Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA. (413) 443-7171 ext. 40.

LECTURES & TALKS Ghost Tour 7:30pm. $20/$15. Ages 12-18. It starts with creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps. Come take a 90-minute guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate. Due to mature content, this tour is not recommended for children under 12. The Mount, Lenox, MA. (413) 551-5100.

MUSIC Jun Young Song + Fausto Sierakowski 8pm. The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Woodstock Jewish Congregation’s Annual MegaYard Sale 9am-2pm. Bargain hunters will have a once-a-year opportunity to shop and buy from an enormous selection of men’s and women’s clothing and shoes, children’s clothing/books/toys, housewares, jewelry, art, collectibles, lighting, linens, hardware and much more. The Woodstock Jewish Congregation, Woodstock. 399-3505.

SPIRITUALITY Buddha and the Yogis: The Vajra Body Through July 7. Retreat with Richard Freeman, John Campbell, and Robert Thurman. Menla Mountain Retreat & Conference Center, Phoenicia. 688-6897.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Learn to Meditate with Raja Yoga Meditation 6pm. First Monday of every month. Peace Village Learning and Retreat Center, Haines Falls, Hunter Mountain. (528) 589-5000. Mid-Hudson Math Teachers Circle Summer Intensive Through July 3. Linking problem solving skills and enrichment activities to middle school math common standards. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. Sparks Inspiration Monthly Class 6:30pm. First Monday of every month. $25. Maria Blon, Middletown. 313-2853.

TUESDAY 2 FILM Free Movie Tuesdays: Meet Me in St Louis 8:30pm. Director Vincent Minelli’s valentine to American small town life and to his soon-to-be wife Judy Garland. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

LITERARY & BOOKS Reading by Wenonah Hauter 7pm. $5. Author of Foodopoly. Presented by the Golden Notebook. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. 679-2079.

MUSIC Dave Matthews Band 7pm. $47/$87. One of the most popular jamrock bands of all time performs at Bethel Woods. Their annual sell-out summer tours feature long, improvisational instrumental interludes, and track lists that range from world-famous hits like “Ants Marching” to songs off their 2012 album Away From the World. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388. Lucia Di Lammermoor 2pm. Saratoga Opera. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330. Pink Martini 8pm. $30-$95. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040.

SPIRITUALITY How Yoga Works—The Mind 6-7:30pm. Shanti Mandir, Walden. 778-1008.

THEATER Downtown Race Riot 8pm. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

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King Lear 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.

WEDNESDAY 3 HEALTH & WELLNESS Hope After Neonatal Death through Sharing 6:30pm. First Wednesday of every month. Open to all who have suffered the loss of a child, before, during, or after birth. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie.

MUSIC Dean Freidman 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Music in the Parks 6pm. T. R. Gallo West Strand Park, Kingston. 334-3914. Old Songs Acoustic Open Mike 7:30pm. First Wednesday of every month. $3. Walk in and sign up to play. Local performer Kate Blain will hosts. Old Songs, Inc., Voorheesville. (518) 765-2815.

Love/Sick by John Cariani 8pm. This realist comedy features a series of love stories that explore the complications of romance in the suburban jungle. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Soundpainting 6pm. Look Don’t Look: a performance by the Powerhouse Apprentice Company. Vassar College, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. 437-5632. The Three Musketeers 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.

THEATER All’s Well That Ends Well 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Downtown Race Riot 8pm. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Teen Tech Tutors 5-7:30pm. First Wednesday of every month. One-onone computer help. By appointment only. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255.

THURSDAY 4 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Gardiner Library Book Club 3-4pm. First Thursday of every month. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255. Hooks & Needles, Yarns & Threads 10am-2pm. First Thursday of every month. Tivoli Free Library, Tivoli. 757-3771.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular 6:30pm. $10. Walkway Over the Hudson’s annual family-friendly Fireworks Spectacular. Pack a picnic and enjoy the sunset before the fireworks begin around 9:30pm. Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie. 454-9649. An Old-Fashion Independence Day 2pm. $10 per car. Live history at Clermont State Historic Site. Play and dance colonial style or talk to Livingston family members from the 18th century. Live music, crafts and contests for kids, hot food, and more. Beginning at 8pm, enjoy modern music while you watch the sunset and await the Saugerties fireworks. Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown. (518) 537-4240.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Caregiver Support Group 7:30-8:45pm. First Thursday of every month. Saugerties Senior Center, Saugerties. 247-0612.

KIDS & FAMILY Ice Cream Social 12-4pm. An all-you-can-eat ice cream fest at the historic meeting house of the Quakers in Cornwall. Quaker Meeting House, Cornwall. 534-7474. July 4th Celebration 5-9:30pm. Special children’s activities, craft vendors, and The Cagneys and other musical guests plus discounts at local restaurants and shops, fireworks. Rondout Waterfront, Kingston. 473-5288 ext. 101.

LECTURES & TALKS Remembering Rhinebeck in the Civil War 10am. Post Office, Rhinebeck.

MUSIC David Kraai 4th of July 7pm. Country folk. Keegan Ales, Kingston. 331-BREW. Keith Newman & Robert Leitner 2pm. Acoustic. Robibero Family Vineyards, New Paltz. 255-9463. Kobo Town & The Garifuna Collective 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

SPIRITUALITY Lovingkindness as a Path to Freedom Through July 7. With Sharon Salzberg and Rachel Cowan. Garrison Institute, Garrison. 424-4800.


WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Ashokan Uke Fest Through July 7. $475/$400/$395 children. Ashokan Music and Dance Camps. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333.

Jekyll and Hyde 8pm. $26/$24 seniors and students. Presented by Up In One Productions. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

Community Drawing: Ink Wash From Life 6pm. First Thursday of every month. $25/$15 selfguided. Come enjoy an evening of large-scale still life drawing from observation, with teaching artist, Susie Tarnowicz. Fiberflame Studio, Saugerties. 679-6132.

King Lear 8pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.

FRIDAY 5 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS HV:CREATE 8:30am. First Friday of every month. A no-agenda informal meet-up space for creatives to meet, connect, and inspire each other. Instigator: Jeffrey Davis, MaMa, Stone Ridge. 679-9441. Satr Nations Sacred Circle 7pm. First Friday of every month. $5. A positive, not-for-skeptics, discussion group for those who experience the paranormal. Center For Symbolic Studies, New Paltz. 658-8083.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Saugerties First Friday 6-10pm. Fresh made shaved ices, BBQ and cold beer inside and out, hosting art openings, offering red and white and vodka drink specials, live music, berry shortcakes, and watermelon cocktails. Downtown Saugerties, Saugerties. (347) 387-3212.

FILM Friday Movie Night 8pm. $10. To celebrate the holiday weekend, we’ll be showing Independence Day. Hudson-Chatham Winery, Ghent. (518) 392-WINE.

LECTURES & TALKS The Rondout 12pm. Patricia Murphy reading. Friends of Historic Kingston, Kingston. 339-0720.

MUSIC Rob & Pete Putnam, Rob Kelly, and Jeff Stevens 8pm. Castle Street Cafe, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-5244. Alexis P. Suter Band 7pm. Opener: Sasha Papernik. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Aston Magna Concert 4: Shades of Love Lost 8pm. Madrigals of Monteverdi and Wert. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7003. The Drive 9:30pm. $5. Opening act: Collin Mackey. Two Boots, Red Hook. 758-0010. Foward Motion 8pm. $20, $30. Forward Motion’s music and performances capture the qualities of music that move people. Steeped in the traditions of funk and soul, their sound is instantly recognizable yet entirely new. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (860) 542-5531. The Gerry Cruz Project 7:30pm. Roots. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Hudson Valley Philharmonic Pops and Classical Concert 7:30-9:30pm. Rondout Waterfront, Kingston. 473-5288 ext. 101. Lucia Di Lammermoor 7:30pm. Saratoga Opera. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330. Lyle Lovett 8pm. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Mary Certoma: Music Therapy Artist 8:30pm. Acoustic. Landmark Inn, Warwick. 986-5444. R&B Sessions 10pm. Motown and R&B. Virgo’s Sip n Soul Cafe, Beacon. 831-1543.


Salsa, Reggae, R&B with Gerry Cruz 7:30pm. $10. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

4th of July Celebration 10am-5pm. Free tours and candle dipping. Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh. 562-1195.

Saugerties Sunset Concert Series 6pm. Featuring Chrissy Budzinski, The Levins, Big Joe Fitz. Glasco Mini Park, Saugerties. 246-5306.

High Falls Cafe 4th of July Golf Tournament & BBQ 1pm. Celebrate America’s birthday with a little golf, some tasty BBQ, and rock n roll courtesy of Breakaway with Robin Baker. Plenty of great vittles and ice cold beverages. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699.

Shanghai Quartet 7:30pm. The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT. (860) 435-4423.

Independence Day Celebration 1-5pm. Celebrate the 4th at two sites hallowed by the soldiers who won our independence. New Windsor Cantonment, New Windsor. 561-1765 ext. 22.

The Nutopians: John Lennon Re-Imagined 8pm. $35/$30. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955.


Ulster County SPCA Fundraiser 6:30pm. Featuring an art show, live music, and wine and cheese. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties. 246-5775.

Downtown Race Riot 8pm. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

NIGHTLIFE The Match Game Hosted by Trixie Starr 8pm. Game show. Two Boots, Red Hook. 758-0010.


The THE BAND Band 9pm. $15. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

Too Blue 7pm. Acoustic quartet. Arts on the Lake, Carmel. 228-2685.

Long Ago and Far Away and Other Short Comedies by David Ives 8pm. $20/$15 members and students. Preview. An evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright David Ives. A Walking the Dog Theater production directed by David Anderson PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-0846. Love/Sick by John Cariani 8pm. The realist comedy features a series of love stories that explore the complications of romance in the suburban jungle. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Rex & Rex 8pm. $20/$18 or $30/$28 if attending both. A new comedy by prize-winning novelist and playwright Carey Harrison, son of actor Rex Harrison. Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. 901-2893. Secondary Cause of Death 7:30pm. $20/$18 seniors and children. The Coach House Theater, Kingston. 331-2476. Short Play Festival 8pm. $20/$15. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

SATURDAY 6 ART GALLERIES & EXHIBITS Wishbone Letterpress Open Studio 4pm. Tour the new letterpress studio with antique letterpress machines, some dating back to the early 1900s. The Shirt Factory, Kingston. 340-4660.

DANCE BREAK>Urge>Imprint 8pm. $20. Choreographed and performed by Michelle Boulé with music by Okkyung Lee. Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper. 688-9893. Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company: A Rite 3pm. $25-$55. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900. Swing Dance 8pm. First Saturday of every month. $10. Workshop at 7:30pm with Linda and Chester Freeman MAC Fitness, Kingston. 853-7377.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Catskill Jazz Factory 1-6pm. Street party, vendors, parade, and concert. Downtown Tannersville, Tannersville. Wurtsboro Street Fair 11am-5pm. A true family fun day on Sullivan Street. Live Music on the lawn, bike show, female truck pull, kids rides and activities, glider showing, lumberjack demonstration, quality vendors, great local food. Rain or shine. Crystal Connection, Wurtsboro.

FOOD & WINE Saturday at the Sanctuary 4pm. $20/$15 children. Going vegan is easy once you meet our animal friends, hear their stories, and taste how delicious vegan food can be. Join us for an up close and personal tour of the sanctuary and end with a vegan tasting. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties. 336-8447.

KIDS & FAMILY Animals Up Close: African Serval Cat 1pm. $15/$8 child/$5 members/$3 member child/3 and under free. The W.I.L.D. Center & Zoological Park of New England presents animals from this continent and others. Learn about efforts to protect the habitats and unique environments these animals need to survive. Species featured include the African Serval Cat, Moluccan Cockatoo, Black and White Argentine Tegu, and Red Fox. Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. (413) 443-7171. Sing-a-Long Grease 7pm. $15-$25. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040.

LITERARY & BOOKS Poetry at Second Hand 3:30-5:30pm. An open reading in which all participants are invited to read a poem or two by another author and perhaps say a few words about their choice. Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf. 469-9459.


Flights of Fancy The trajectory of Andrew Bird’s career path has been one of dramatic turns, in terms of artistic content. And somehow these arcs have always felt more like they’re part of an unforced, gracefully unfolding evolution, rather than the kind of calculated and consciously expectation-defying quantum bounds exhibited by other so-called cult artists. The violinist, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and virtuoso whistler’s 16-year discography starts out in a quirky Brechtian/folk/retro-swing realm and, a few releases on, begins to bleed into eccentric experimentalism and modern indie pop. Each of Bird’s two concerts this month at the Bearsville Theater, however, is being billed as “An ‘OLD-TIME’ Performance,” which would seem to indicate a stripped-back return to his more traditional-leaning core. But whatever Bird has in store, it’s bound to be brilliant. Born in Chicago in 1973, Bird began learning via the Suzuki violin method at age four and went on to graduate from Northwestern University in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in violin performance. That same year, Bird’s self-released solo debut album, Music of Hair, appeared, and he played on retro-swing kings the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ smash album Hot (Bird also contributed to the “Hell” hit makers’ next two efforts, 1997’s Sold Out and 1998’s Perennial Favorites). He worked for a time with jazz group Kevin O’Donnell’s Quality Six as he got his own band, the Bowl of Fire, off the ground with a pair of folk/jazz/blues-infused sets, 1997’s Thrills and 1998’s Oh! The Grandeur. The Swimming Hour in 2001 marked a radical turn for Bird, and contains a startling mix of roots styles and newfound, more straightforward rock songwriting. Not long after its release, however, Bird dissolved the Bowl of Fire in favor of a completely solo direction that saw him increasingly integrating sample loops and treated sounds into his performances. The change brought with it mounting critical acclaim and a growing, dedicated following as he signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe label for 2003’s sparse Weather Systems and 2005’s loop-layered The Mysterious Production of Eggs. After a trio of self-released live albums, Bird landed at indie powerhouse Fat Possum Records, the home of his 2007 breakthrough, Armchair Apocrypha, a collaboration with electronic musician Martin Dosh, and 2009’s similarly well-received Noble Beast. Since then he’s recorded with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band; performed in PBS’s recent Woody Guthrie tribute, the “This Land Is Your Land Project”; headlined at Carnegie Hall; appeared in last month’s “Sinatra in the Park” concert in Manhattan’s Central Park; and provided instrumental music for the audiobook version of David Sedaris’s Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. Bird’s newest album, 2011’s Break It Yourself, is on the Mom+Pop label. “I sound more and more like myself every year, I think,” says the iconoclastic Bird in an interview for the website Storyboard. “But I think there are still things to master.” Andrew Bird will perform with special guest Tift Merritt at the Bearsville Theater on July 25 and 26 at 8pm. Tickets are $40. (845) 679-4406; —Peter Aaron CAMERON WITTIG


MUSIC Noteworthy Shorts: The Music Plays 6:30pm. By Actors & Writers. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. Ben Rounds Band 9pm. Country. Landmark Inn, Warwick. 986-5444. Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company: A Rite 8pm. $25-$55. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900. Blue Coupe 8pm. $30-$45. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently inducted Dennis Dunaway of Blue Coupe into it’s illustrious ranks for his work with Alice Cooper. Joe and Albert Bouchard were founders of rock legends Blue Oyster Cult with multi-Gold and Platinum awards. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (860) 542-5531. Class Action 9:30pm. Classic rock. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. David Kraai & Amy Laber 1:45pm. Country folk music. Students of Paul Green Rock Academy, David Kraai & Amy Laber, Dharma Bums, Rat Boy Jr., The Creek People, Hallow Dog, and Shakey Ground. Village Green, Woodstock.

actresses of her generation, as a prisoner in a high security prison in South America. With Phillip X Levine as the interrogator. Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. 901-2893. Jekyll and Hyde 8pm. $26/$24 seniors and students. Presented by Up In One Productions. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. King Lear 8pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Long Ago and Far Away and Other Short Comedies by David Ives 8pm. $20/$15 members and students. Preview. An evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright David Ives. A Walking the Dog Theater production directed by David Anderson PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-0846. Love/Sick by John Cariani 8pm. The realist comedy features a series of love stories that explore the complications of romance in the suburban jungle. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Secondary Cause of Death 7:30pm. $20/$18 seniors and children. The Coach House Theater, Kingston. 331-2476.

Dwight Yoakam 8pm. $26-$95. Country. Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount. (800) 942-6904.

Ida Kavafian with Shanghai Quartet and Portals Resident Quartet 7:30pm. The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT. (860) 435-4423. Lake Street Dive 9pm. Pop, jazz. Club Helsinki, Hudson. (518) 828-4800. The Moon 8pm. The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006. New Swing Sextet 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. PianoSummer Faculty Gala 8pm. $29/$24. McKenna Theatre, New Paltz. The Progessions and Friends 10pm. Blues. Millbrook R&B, Millbrook. Raya Brass Band and Friends 5-9pm. Rondout Waterfront, Kingston. 473-5288 ext. 101. Rich Hines & the Hillbilly Drifters 1-4pm. Senate House and Museum, Kingston. 338-2786

Sparkle! 8pm. $23/$18 seniors/$7 students. Featuring Perspectives Ensemble, with artistic director Sato Moughalian, composer and vocals Huang Ruo, and distinguished Chinese pipa virtuoso Zhou Yi, the internationally-recognized, highly-acclaimed champion of the instrument. Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter. (518) 263-2063. Justin Vivian Bond is MX America 8:30pm. A very strange pageant. Spiegeltent at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900. Teri Roiger Quartet 8pm. Jazz vocals. Castle Street Cafe, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-5244. The Nutopians: John Lennon Re-Imagined 8pm. $35/$30. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955. Trio Shalva 7:30pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Farm to Table Dinner 6pm. $125. Hors d’oeuvres from local Columbia County restaurants, followed by a pig roast and a family-style dinner accompanied by local wines and spirits. Annual benefit supports the Sylvia Center. Katchkie Farm, Kinderhook. (518) 758-2166. First Saturday Reception 5-8pm. First Saturday of every month. ASK’s openings are elegant affairs with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and art enthusiasts. These monthly events are part of Kingston’s First Saturday art events. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Kingston. 338-0331. Fishkill Farms Centential Celebration 10am-9pm. Lectures, screenings, music, fireworks, BBQ dinner, moonlit hayride. Fishkill Farms, Fishkill. 897-4377.

THEATER Downtown Race Riot 2 & 8pm. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599. I Won’t Bite You 8pm. $20/$18 or $30/$28 if attending both plays. A new psychological drama by prize-winning novelist and playwright Carey Harrison. The play features Holly Graff, recently acclaimed as one of the finest young

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Birds of Paradise: Music for Winds and Piano 7:30pm. $25/$15 students. Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown. (800) 838-3006. Deer Tick 7:30pm. $39-$59. Raw, loud mix of many genres. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (860) 542-5531. Dobro and Guitar Workshop with Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst 2-4pm. $55/$50 members. Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie. 452.8220. Farm Music Round Robin and Potluck 4pm. First Sunday of every month. Farm music round robin and potluck. You’re welcome to bring a song to share, an instrument (or two!), your voice. Potluck at 6:30pm. Brook Farm, New Paltz. 255-1052. Greg Westhoff’s Westchester Swing Band 5:30pm. Swing, jump, big band. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Lucia Di Lammermoor 2pm. Saratoga Opera. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

Buddha: Triumph & Tragedy in the Life of the Great Sage Evan Brenner’s one-man show, on July 14, will mark the official opening of Zen Mountain Monastery’s new performance hall. The monastery in Mount Tremper is a site of American Zen Buddhist monastic training and a center for Buddhist retreats—now it will be also be the destination for Zen art performances like Brenner’s show. A 20-year practitioner and student of Buddhism, Brenner, a writer and performer, often found some of the religion’s principles confusing, inspiring him to pursue the truths of Buddha’s teachings. Based on his findings he created this play, combining pieces of oral history, text, and his own personal experiences to portray the spiritual struggles and successes of Buddha’s life, with particular attention to the tragedy of his death. (845) 688-2228;

Erica Pickhardt & Friends 11am. $5 adults/children free. Young People’s Concert. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217.

Salted Bros. 9pm. $10. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.

Amati Music Festival Through July 27. A celebrated international music festival featuring guest artists and extraordinary young musicians from around the world. Red Barn Performing Arts Center, Hunter. (518) 263-4908.

Short Play Festival 8pm. $20/$15. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Hand-Cut Dovetail 9am-4pm. $195/$175 members. Workshop taught by renowned woodworking artisan Steve Grasselli. Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA. (800) 171-1137. iPhone Photography Through July 7. With Dan Burkholder. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957.

SUNDAY 7 DANCE Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company: A Rite 3pm. $25-$55. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900.


Mamalama and Vuvuzela 8pm. $10. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. Next 2 the Tracks 1pm. Rock. Taste Budd’s Chocolate and Coffee Café, Red Hook. 758-6500. The Old Dawgz Band 8:30pm. Blues Harmony Music, Woodstock. 679-7760. Open Mic Night 9:30pm. First Sunday of every month. Sign up at 8:30pm. Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany. (518) 463-9779. The Return of the Shanghai Quartet 4pm. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst 7:30pm. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Presented by The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association. Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie. 452-8220. Sunday Brunch: JB’s Soul Jazz Trio 11am-2pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Yogic Chanting Concert with Prema Hara 7-9pm. Euphoria Yoga Center, Woodstock. 679-6766.

Medical Intuitive Connections 2pm. $20. Darlene Van De Grift seamlessly accesses the Guidance of Master and Teachers and shares this wisdom with you to unravel illusion and diffuse any limiting beliefs that hold you back from reclaiming your true nature and reaching full potential. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.


Yoga & Sound Healing with Jesse Lunt 5pm. $16. A mixed level yoga class integrating three relaxing, yet invigorating, styles of yoga, and ending with 45 minutes of sound healing intention using crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, voice, gongs, and mantra. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.


Long Ago and Far Away and Other Short Comedies by David Ives 8pm. $20/$15 members and students. Preview. An evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright David Ives. A Walking the Dog Theater production directed by David Anderson PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-0846.

Stories in Stone 1pm. Explore the geological and sculptural wonders of stone with Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Educators and Storm King staff. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 534-3115. Wildlife Show with Andrew Simmons 3pm. $12/$8 members/$5 children in advance/$14/$10/$7 at the door. Simmons travels with and exhibits big cats, reptiles, birds of prey, and bear cubs. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559.

MUSIC Acclaimed Violinist Alejandro 2pm. $23/$18 seniors/$7 students. To play Brhamns, Stostakovic and Sarasate on 1734 Stradivarius violin. Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter. (518) 263-2066.

Secondary Cause of Death 2pm. $20/$18 seniors and children. The Coach House Theater, Kingston. 331-2476. Short Play Festival 3pm. $20/$15. The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. 658-8989. The Three Musketeers 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES The Artists Way Cluster 11am-1pm. First Sunday of every month, 11am-1pm. Participants need not have read The Artists Way by Julia Cameron. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Kingston. 338-0331. Broadway in Bethel 9am. $250. Through July 20. Broadway in Bethel is a musical theater workshop for teens in grades 7-10 in which participants engage in the experience of rehearsing, designing, and performing a musical theater piece. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922. Earth, Water, Air, Warmth: Experiencing the 4 Elements Through Nature and Art 7pm, 8:30pm. Through July 13. $300-$560. This course is a collaboration of The Nature Institute and Free Columbia. The mornings will be spent in nature observations and experiments led by Henrike Holdrege and in the afternoons we will explore the elements around us using watercolor, pastel, charcoal, and collage led by Laura Summer The Nature Institute, Ghent. (518) 672-7302. Putting Design on the Line 10am-2pm. $65. Cost includes materials. Learn the secrets of good composition using curves and line in 2D and 3D with copper wire. Center for Metal Arts, Florida. 651-7550. Reiki Crystal Empowerment 2-5pm. $25/$20. A Reiki attunement with author Brett Bevell. Mirabai of Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-2100.

MONDAY 8 HEALTH & WELLNESS. Meet the Doulas 6pm. Hosted by the Doulas of the Hudson Valley. Expectant parents who come to this info session will be able to meet with local doulas, ask questions, and find out how a doula can benefit them during pregnancy, labor and beyond. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952.

KIDS & FAMILY CSI: Who Did It? 9am. Take part in the ultimate game of Clue! The camp counselors play the roles of both CSI lead investigators and criminals as the campers solve new crimes every day using their detective skills. Lift finger prints, make shoe imprints, and learn how to tell if someone is trying to deflect the truth. Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. (413) 443-7171 ext. 40. Icky, Messy, and Gooey Camp 1pm. Through July 12. This popular camp is back, oozing with new experiments and exploding with perennial favorites. Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. (413) 443-7171 ext. 40. Panorama 2013 $180/$320 2 weeks. The week will include sketching, painting, basket weaving, fishing, making shelters in the landscape, singing camp songs, and learning outdoor survival skills. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. (518) 828-0135. Summer Robots Day Camp 9am. $150. Summer Robots is a week-long robotics and programming camp for kids entering grades 4-7. Campers will learn how to use Lego MindStorm robot kits, both to build and program their creations Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie. 462-4200.


Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association Swim Test 5:30pm. $20 + $3 pool admission. Moriello Pool, New Paltz.

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life 4pm. $22/$20 members. Author Megan Marshall opens our series with a talk about the trailblazing life of a great American heroine, Margaret Fuller. The Mount, Lenox, MA. (413) 551-5100.



Downtown Race Riot 2-7pm. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

Writer’s Group for Youth Literature 6:30pm. Second Monday of every month. Ever thought about writing for children and young adults? Bring you work to our writer’s group. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

Jekyll and Hyde 3pm. $26/$24 seniors and students. Presented by Up In One Productions. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

Love/Sick by John Cariani 2pm. The realist comedy features a series of love stories that explore the complications of romance in the suburban jungle. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Rex & Rex 5pm. $20/$18 or $30/$28 if attending both. A new comedy by prize-winning novelist and playwright Carey Harrison, son of actor Rex Harrison. Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. 901-2893.

MUSIC Summer Sing 7:30pm. $10/$8 members, $25/$20 members for the series of three. A community sing led by Gwen Gould accompanied by Michael Clement at the piano. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group: Summer Gala Event 6pm. $150. 6 p.m. Dinner-by-the-Bite and open bar. Performance at 8pm. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.

SPIRITUALITY Free Spiritual Program with Amma Sri Karunamayi 11am. Discourse, Individual Blessings. Live music starting at 9am by Steve Gorn, SRI Kirtan, Arundhati Devi, and Sahaja. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406.


ELIZABETH PROITIS Varispeed performs Robert Ashley's opera "Perfect Lives" on August 17, part of the Mount Tremper Arts summer festival.

Habitat for Performance A new type of art is struggling to be born, out of a confluence of dance, poetry, theater, minimalist music, and new media. There is no word for it yet, so critics must make do with “performance.” The way rap music is based on samples of previous songs, this new form often begins with quotation. It may strike one as “meta-art,” art that moves beyond the expected, sometimes into the realm of science. Now that movies are no longer made for adults, this new art form is summoned to tell stories. To find this form in its native habitat, visit Mount Tremper Arts. Suzanne Bocanegra’s “When a Priest Marries a Witch: An Artist Talk,” on July 20, takes the traditional artist lecture, featuring a slide show, as a starting point. Well-known actor Paul Lazar (The Silence of the Lambs) impersonates Bocanegra, telling her life story, beginning in Pasadena, Texas, and ultimately including Elvis, abstract expressionism, the Pope, astronauts, a witch, and the Singing Nun. On August 3, Souleymane “Solo” Badolo, a choreographer and dancer from Burkina Faso, will perform “Buudou, BADOO, BADOLO,” based on his studies of his family’s genealogy, beginning with his great-great-grandfather, whose surname was Badoo— culminating in lessons to pass on to his own son. A second work in progress features bodies clothed in grass, leaves, and clay. Badolo’s movement has elements of ritual, folk dance, and gymnastics, conveying interior struggle. Badolo teaches contemporary dance at Bennington College. Varispeed, a collective of composer-performers, will perform “Perfect Lives,” an opera by Robert Ashley, for free on August 17. Ashley composed the work beginning in 1978, in collaboration with “Blue” Gene Tyranny. “Perfect Lives” is set in a Midwestern town, in seven half-hour segments, which Varispeed will stage in such real-world locations as the Woodstock Town Green, the Phoenicia United Methodist Church, and the Boiceville

Supermarket. The collective debuted “Perfect Lives” in Manhattan in 2011, but this is their first performance of the opera outside New York City. Mount Tremper Arts has begun staging “previews,” based on the Broadway model. These allow an artist to give newly finished works a “soft opening,” without press reviews. Karinne Keithley Syers’s “Another Tree Dance,” on July 27, is one such piece, a multimedia work utilizing choreography, music, and visual art. This is MTA’s sixth season, and their longest ever: 11 weeks. It began June 15 and continues until August 24. There will be three “Art-B-Qs” this summer, combining gourmet barbecue with performing art. (Vegetarian options are available.) In an increasingly globalized world art scene, Mount Tremper Arts is defiantly local. The place feels like a peaceful, breezy refuge. Each of the artists remains in residence for at least a week, and by the time they perform, they’ve forgotten all the infighting of Manhattan cultural life. You feel like you’re visiting them in their personal bungalow colony. The performance space resembles a studio—all one room, with no separate stage. Outside, you hear wind, or pattering rain. At the very least, Mount Tremper Arts is saving numerous New York City performers from nervous breakdowns. It’s disorienting to see avant-garde work pried from its urban ghetto, flourishing on the side of a mountain—and for the audience to be local electricians and Zen Buddhists, not rail-thin dancers in leotards. As an audience member, these pieces may be difficult, provoking, or feel strangely familiar, as if one saw the same show 12,000 years ago, huddled around a campfire in Africa. Mount Tremper Arts’ sixth season will run until August 24, in Mount Tremper. (845) 688-9893; —Sparrow



Left: Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company members performing "A Rite." Above: Six-Winged Seraph (detail), Mikhail Vrubel, 1905, courtesy of Pushkin Museum / The Bridgeman Library.

High Art and Dog Days By Jay Blotcher If you are disinclined to cave in to the barrage of mind-softening entertainment that marks the summer months—cinema blockbusters and beach novels, anyone?—you are not alone. (In a woeful minority, indeed, but not alone.) The annual SummerScape and Bard Music Festival (July 5 through August 18) champions the needs of the unapologetic egghead. For the 2013 season, Bard College unveils its seven-week schedule of theatre, film, opera, dance, classical music, discussions, and Spiegeltent cabaret for those who feel that the only proper response to the sweltering months is cerebral defiance. Each year, Bard selects an avatar of the classical music world, honors him by reviving his works and then augments the schedule with a panoply of works by the legend’s contemporaries, mentors and protégés. This year, Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), the Russian composer who bucked musical convention with his audacious Firebird, The Nightingale, and The Tale of the Soldier, achieving global fame, is canonized with stagings of his signature and lesser-known pieces alike. A genre-smashing exploration of Stravinsky’s 1913 masterwork, Rite of Spring, a collaboration between choreographer Bill T. Jones and director Anne Bogart, marks the upstart opera’s centenary. “A Rite” (July 6-7) will be performed by the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company and SITI Company. When it comes to dysfunctional families, reality TV shows will always pale in the baleful face of “Oresteia,” the Greek tragedy by Aeschylus. SummerScape will present the United States stage première of an operatic reimagining of the bloody tale of the House of Atreus, written in the 1890s by Russian composer Sergey Taneyev, a contemporary of Stravinsky (July 26-August 4). Director Thaddeus Strassberger, the fearless wunderkind who strafed previous SummerScapes with “Les Huguenots” (2009), “Der Ferne Klang” (2010), and “Le roi malgré lui” (2012), reaffirms his penchant for a good theatrical challenge with this neglected epic, his first opera in Russian. (Strassberger directs his foreign cast through an interpreter.) The director told Chronogram last year that he wants every opera he directs to be “an immersive experience. I like to create a whole world that you can live in for the few hours that you’re in the opera house.” For “Oresteia,” Strassberger, working with set designer Madeleine Boyd and costume designer Mattie Ulrich, both frequent collaborators, has created a cultural mash-up onstage that deftly melds echoes of ancient Greece and turn-of-the-century Russia—the latter as a nod to the composer. The action of the opera takes place in a crumbling Russian palace, modeled after the dilapidated Baron Steiglitz palace in St. Petersburg. (Strassberger and Boyd made a pilgrimage to the structure last autumn for inspiration, at the behest of the production’s music director Leon Botstein.) Ulrich’s costumes depict the “visual harmonies between the silhouettes of the ancient Greeks” and the Russians of Taneyev’s era, the director said. The music, set, and lights also echo the mélange. The result is not only historically accurate but it buttresses the main concept: “That we’re looking at a classical story set in ancient Greece through the lens of the 1890s to mean something to us today,” Strassberger says. “We’re sort of dealing with these three time periods all the time that end up having their own universal, classical truth on top of them.” 118 FORECAST CHRONOGRAM 7/13

There is ample reason why Taneyev’s composition was criticized at its première, and soon fell into obscurity, Strassberger says. His depiction of a regime in disarray was an unwelcome entertainment to a Soviet government that preferred to see fiercely nationalistic pieces performed. Appealing propaganda were more likely to burnish their reputations. Taneyev, however, anticipated the gathering clouds that would lead to the Russian Revolution of 1917. “[W]e’re definitely bringing those things to the forefront in our production,” Strassberger says. “We feel like we’re at the cusp of a regime change or in a sort of new world order. What’s happening at the end of ‘Oresteia’ is the old system of justice has been replaced with a new one, completely different in its moral underpinnings and legal systems are changing.” Devil Went Down to Moscow One of Russian literature’s best-known and best-loved works, The Master and Margarita, has been adapted incessantly. In the past few years, it has been transformed into a film, television, ballet, and an animated cartoon. “In Moscow, last year alone, there were 12 different stage adaptations of it,” said Gideon Lester, Director of Bard’s Theater Programs and the co-writer of the adaptation that will be staged at SummerScape. (This is the first American staging in two decades, due to legal issues.) The ferocity of Russian affection for the work, a fantasia that includes the devil, Pontius Pilate, a comely witch, and a chess-playing, vodka-drinking cat, is all the more amazing when one learns of the book’s history. It was written over many years in the 1930s by Mikhail Bulgakov, a writer and playwright so valued by the government that he was kept under a form of house arrest for his entire life. (His contemporary Stravinsky triumphed against Stalin’s government and left Russia.) The Master and Margarita, Lester says, is an unrestrained and bilious satire about the Soviet regime, but at once a sobering meditation on free will and responsibility. “The novel is just extraordinary,” Lester says. “Incredibly imaginative, fantastical, colorful, serious but also whimsical.” The Master and Margarita languished during decades of suppression by a totalitarian government. With good reason: Bulgakov depicts Moscow as a city teeming with corruption and violence. The book was not published until 1967, and only then in an expurgated version. It would be several more years before Bulgakov’s soaring, multi-century epic—echoing the absurdist works of Gogol and Kafka, Lester observes—would be fully restored, offering readers “a sense of torture and joy, darkness and light simultaneously.” Lester cowrote the stage adaptation with János Szász, who directs the Bard production. The celebrated Hungarian stage and film director had already staged two previous productions of Bulgakov’s novel at the Hungarian National Theatre in Budapest and Moscow Art Theatre. Lester, who first worked with Szász in 1999 on a production of Brecht’s “Mother Courage” at American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, calls his collaborator a genius. “He knows a lot about what happens when you try to recreate aspects of the novel on the stage in time and space.” In the six months they worked on the adaptation, Lester traveled to Budapest to discuss the novel with Szász. Ultimately, they built the new adaptation on the foundation


CORY WEAVER Above: Swing dance lessons at the Spiegeltent with Chester and Linda Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios. Right: Illustration from The Master and Margarita, courtesy of Bulgakov House, Moscow, enhanced by Carol Zaloom.

Bard SummersScape Highlights of the director’s previous stagings, augmented by several translations of the novel that Lester drew from. Even weeks before rehearsals, he said, the artists continue to discuss the text and alter it in ways. “There’s always a lively debate.” The Master and Margarita lends itself vividly to the stage, in part because of its grandiose flourishes and the fact that much of the central action takes place in a theater. At the same time, adaptations are a challenge because the source material runs 600 pages. Szász and Lester have had to jettison certain well-loved scenes. “The job is not a slavish reproduction of Bulgakov’s novel onstage,” Lester said. “For that, I would say, there is no point; you may as well go read the novel. We have to find something that has a theatrical coherence and logic.”

Sandra Bernhard July 5 Bracingly funny and utterly original, Bernhard brings her mix of comedy and song to the Spiegeltent for an intimate evening of stand-up and rock `n’ roll backed by a live band.

Hall of Mirrors SummerScape also offers refuge for the unbridled hedonist at Spiegeltent, the mirrored pavilion showcasing cabaret, jazz, comedy and entertainment that may kindly be termed bawdy. Performances run from July 5 through August 18 and include Manhattan avant-garde darlings John Kelly and Justin Vivian Bond, the acerbic Sandra Bernhard, Theo Bleckmann singing Kate Bush, Marianne Solivan’s tribute to Julie London, jazz of the Parisian 1920s by The Hot Sardines, and indie rockers Buke and Gase with Sara Neufeld from Arcade Fire. The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus offers Kinder Spiegel shows for precocious tykes.

Buke & Gase July 11 Hudson-based Buke & Gase have made a name for themselves creating gorgeous and challenging anthems on homemade instruments. Arcade Fire violinist Sara Neufeld joins Buke & Gase’s Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez for an evening of indie rock.

Cinema in Exile Stravinsky’s influence was no less than global; his years of musical exploration as an expatriate in Switzerland, France, and the United States nurtured his legendary status. The impact of his years abroad are echoed through film in a SummerScape festival formidably titled “Stravinsky’s Legacy and Russian Émigré Cinema” (July 12 to August 3). Richard I. Suchenski, Bard’s Assistant Professor in Film and Electronic Arts, curated the two-part series to include a retrospective of Russian exile filmmaking in France during the 1920s and 1930s, as well as an inventory of post-World War II works that responded to Stravinsky’s work. “In a few cases, that had to do largely with the strategic use of a particular piece of music (The Truth) or a certain approach to sound and music (Rapt), he says. “With a film like the great L’inhumaine, that had to do with both a hybrid modernist aesthetic and the restaging of the première of “Rite of Spring.” While one might expect corrosive satires from Russian émigrés, denouncing their former homeland, Suchenski stressed that political homogeneity is not the series’ intention. “There is no single, unifying party line in the program; some of the films were made by left-leaning directors, some by conservatives, many by filmmakers whose politics are hard to pin down,” he says. “The New Gentlemen is a fascinating treatment of French politics in the 1920s and Jean Renoir’s Gorky adaptation The Lower Depths was one of the key films of the Popular Front. Of the later films, [Godard’s] Pierrot le fou has always been seen as something of a landmark in its fusion of art and politics, and I think that is also true, in a very different way, of Chabrol’s La Cérémonie.” Of the 23 films showcased in 35mm, only three are available on DVD. Live piano will accompany most of the silent films, and prints on loan from the Cinémathèque Française prints utilized a modern process that recreates the effect of 1920s-era color tinting. Bard SummerScape 2013 runs July 5 through August 19 at Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson. (845) 758-7900;

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zance Dance Company and SITI Company July 6-7 Renowned dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones and director Anne Bogart team up for a reinterpretation of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. The dance-theater performance, A Rite, that celebrates the legendary opening night of the composer’s masterwork in 1913.

The Master and Margarita July 11-21 The devil comes to Moscow and wreaks havoc on the nascent Soviet state in Mikhail Bulgakov’s brilliant political satire/magical fantasy/love story. Hungarian director János Szász applies his opulent theatrical vision in this stage adaptation, which stars Ronald Guttman as Woland. (True to the novel, the production contains nudity, and is suitable for mature audiences.) Oresteia July 26-August 4 Woe the house of Atreus. Thaddeus Strassberger returns to SummerScape after to direct this extraordinary but neglected opera based on Aeschylus’s tragic trilogy by Russian composer Sergey Taneyev. Sung in Russian with English supertitles. Midsummer Dancing July 28-August 11 Over three Sunday evenings, the mirrored tent will be overtaken by dancers and dance instructors. On July 28, it’s salsa with the Latin band Sensemaya and instructors Diane Lachtrupp and Johnny Martinez; tango on August 4 with JP Jofre Hard Tango Trio; swing with Got2Lindy and the band Eight to the Bear on August 11. Bard Music Festival August 9-11, 16-18 This year’s theme: Stravinsky and His World. Talks and panel discussions with experts on Russian and European music and culture, as well as concerts of music by Stravinsky and his predecessors and contemporaries by the Bard Festival Chamber Players and the American Symphony Orchestra. Bindlestiff Family Cirkus August 16-17 The Hudson-based circus are in residence at the Spiegeltent this summer, developing a brand-new show to premiere the third weekend in August at Bard. Expect sideshow antics, jugglers, acrobats, burlesque, and all that old-time entertainment put through Bindlestiff’s slighted twisted steampunk aesthetic.




Secondary Cause of Death 7:30pm. $20/$18 seniors and children. The Coach House Theater, Kingston. 331-2476.

The Glaring Omissions Themed Reading Series 7pm. Three Hudson Valley authors reading from their recent work. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties. 246-5775.

TUESDAY 9 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS iPad Games 3:30pm. Join other teenagers as we play multiplayer games on our new iPads. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317. Young Mothers’ Group 5pm. The YWCA Young Mothers’ Group is for pregnant and parenting women under the age of 25. Moms come together to talk about their experiences in a nonjudgmental, supportive environment. YWCA of Ulster County, Kingston. 338-6844 ext. 117.

DANCE New York City Ballet Opening Night 8pm. $24-$80. Garland Dance, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Year of the Rabbit, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Theme and Variations. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

FILM Free Movie Tuesdays: Humoresque 8:30pm. Director Vincent Minelli’s valentine to American small town life and to his soon to be wife Judy Garland. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

KIDS & FAMILY Teen Tie-Dye T-Shirt Workshop 3:30pm. Bring in a white t-shirt, hat, or piece of fabric— we provide the rest! Open to middle & high school aged individuals. Field Library, Peekskill. (914) 737-0010. Young Actors Program 10am-2pm. $400. 6-week program will focus on developing a full production of William Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf. 469-7563.

LECTURES & TALKS Tea ‘n Stones 6:30pm. Each month we’ll explore a different stone from our vast collection, and we’ll learn all about their healing qualities, history and ways to incorporate them into our daily lives. Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 473-2206.

SPIRITUALITY Silent Meditation Retreat with Amma Sri Karunamayi 8am-6pm. $120. Instruction in meditation, yoga and chanting, discourses by Amma. Vegetarian lunch and snacks provided. Bearsville Theater, 679-4406.

MUSIC BAMM Concert: The YaYas 7pm. Folk trio. Mahopac Library, Mahopac. 628-2009 ext. 100. Dave Mason Unplugged 8pm. $80/$60. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (866) 666-6306. PianoSummer Hidemi Minagawa Recital 7pm. $10. 2012 Jacob Flier Piano Competition winner. Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall, New Paltz. 257-2700. Spirit of The Thunderheart 6-8pm. Native American music. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cornwall. 246-2713. Uncle Rock 7pm. Children’s music. Marlboro Free Library, Marlboro. 236-7272.

Writing Poetry, Short Story, Novel, Memoir or Creative Non-fiction (and Getting It Published) 6:30-8:30pm. $15. Woodstock Writers Workshop series with Iris Litt. Woodstock. 679-8256.


Collecting Woody Plants Propagation Workshop 10am-noon. $45/$35 members. This workshop will cover how to collect, prepare, and propagate shrubs and trees from softwood cuttings. Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA. (413) 298-3926.

Secondary Cause of Death 2pm. $20/$18 seniors and children. The Coach House Theater, Kingston. 331-2476. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204. Teen Camp: Antiquarian Photo Processes Through July 12. Jeanette Rodrigues-Pineda. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957.

New York City Ballet: Mixed Repertory 6pm. $24-$80. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

THURSDAY 11 BUSINESS & NETWORKING Hudson Valley Garden Association Monthly Meeting 7pm. Second Thursday of every month. Shawangunk Town Hall, Wallkill. 418-3640.

DANCE New York City Ballet: All Balanchine 8pm. $24-$80. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Born as Earth Elemental Meditation Program 5pm. $5. Learn the oldest form of meditation and how to develop a true spiritual relationship with the Earth. This simple and profound elemental meditation program is practical and powerful. With Glenn Leisching. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.

KIDS & FAMILY Macrame 11am. Learn different kinds of knots, then make your own bracelets and necklaces out of them. Age: teens. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.



New York City Ballet: Mixed Repertory—American Girl Night 8pm. $5-$80. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

Camp Bisco Elecronic Music Festival Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville Lake.

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Here 8pm. With Marina Abramovic in person for a Q&A. Upstate Films, Woodstock. 679-6608.

KIDS & FAMILY Family Fun Night: Esopus Bend 6:30pm. Take a guided hike on the trails. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317 Here, There, & Everywhere—Animals Around The World 4-4:45pm. Ages 6 and up. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255.

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Film Night: Lucky 6pm. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

Doody Calls 1-2pm. Second Thursday of every month. $10 nonmembers. Cloth diapering info sessions. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952.


Bereavement Group Second Wednesday of every month, 10-11:15am. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County & JFS New Paltz Village Hall, New Paltz. 255-0130.


The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204.


Lincoln’s 1864 Election 6pm. Regina Daly will present a program about the trials and tribulations of Abraham Lincoln in his second bid for the Presidency. Regina Daly writes a weekly column for two Greene County newspapers, The Daily Mail, and the Windham Journal. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.


The Master and Margarita 7:30pm. $45/$30. Adaptation by János Szász and Gideon Lester after the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940). The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

King Lear 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.

Struttin’ With Some Barbecue: A Celebration of Music, Food, and Community 5-7pm. Come and enjoy an evening of good food and great music, featuring trombone virtuoso Craig Harris and friends. Celebrate the cultural vitality of the Berkshires. Sponsored by Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival and The Mount. The Mount, Lenox, MA. (413) 551-5100.

Learn to Sew: Reversible Beach Bags 6:30pm. $35/$30 with your own machine. Make your new favorite “everything” bag with local designer, Juda Leah. Ages 12+. Fiberflame Studio, Saugerties. 679-6132.

The Brian Collazo Trio 9:30pm. Motown/R&B. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

Long Ago and Far Away and Other Short Comedies by David Ives 8pm. $20/$15 members and students. Preview. An evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright David Ives. A Walking the Dog Theater production directed by David Anderson PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-0846.


All’s Well That Ends Well 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.



Vince Fisher and Friends 6pm. Forsyth Nature Center, Kingston. 334-3914..


The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204.

Brentano Quartet 7:30pm. The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT. (860) 435-4423.

The Three Musketeers 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.


Secondary Cause of Death 7:30pm. $20/$18 seniors and children. The Coach House Theater, Kingston. 331-2476.

Teri Roiger & John Menegon Duo 6-9pm. Skytop Steakhouse and Brewing Co., Kingston. 340-4277.

Jeff Armstrong & Night Train 8pm. Blues. Piano Wine Bar, Fishkill. 896-8466.

FILM Between Traditions: Stravinsky’s Legacy and Russian Émigré Cinema 7pm. $12. Ottaway Film Center, Annandale-on-Hudson. Shrek 1pm. $3.50. Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale.

FOOD & WINE Field To Fork Gourmet Supper Club 7pm. $65. Six-course gourmet menu features Rogowski Farm’s freshly harvested produce, paired with local artisanal specialties. Enjoy a toast and live music. W. Rogowski Farm, Pine Island. 544-5379.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Essential Waves: A Moving Meditation 7:30-9pm. Second Friday of every month. $15/$10 students and seniors. The Living Seed Yoga & Holistic Center, New Paltz. 255-8212.

KIDS & FAMILY Storyteller Eshu Bumpus 1pm. $10/$5 children 14 and under. Eshu Bumpus captivates his audience with the telling of African, African-American and World folktales leavened with music, humor, and mystery. He is a renowned storyteller, an accomplished jazz vocalist, and a master at physical characterization, weaving music and drama to bring age-old tales to life. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. WeeMuse: Night of Science 5pm. Wacky, mystifying, and fun science experiments take over the museum. Spend the evening snacking on liquid nitrogen ice cream, making glow in the dark slime, creating a hover craft, plus many more family friendly experiments. Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. (413) 443-7171.

Dave Mason 9pm. $35/$50/$65. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. Jeff Entin & Bob Blum’s Friday Night Jam 8pm. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699. Lee Shaw Trio with Rich Syracuse and Jeff Siegel 8pm. Jazz. Castle Street Cafe, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-5244. MET Opera Summer Series: Fossini’s Armida 7pm. $12.50/$7.50 students. Time and Space Limited, Hudson. (518) 822-8448. Poe 8pm. $20. Composed by Marcos Balter. Performed by Claire Chase and Svet Stoyanov. Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper. 688-9893. The Hot Sardines 8:30pm. Jazz of 1920s Paris. Spiegeltent at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900. Root Music with Betty & the Baby Boomers 7:30pm. $15/children free. Opening act: Tinhorn CalicoAdmission. Brook Farm, New Paltz. 255-1052. Sherry Rich & Amy Rigby 8pm. The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006. Soñando 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Swing Out Sister 8pm. $60-$80. Swing Out Sister have been making music and touring worldwide since 1985. This year they celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first album It’s Better to Travel which entered the UK charts at number one. Corinne Drewery & Andy Connell continue to create their own unique blend of cinematic jazz pop that appeals to music fans the world over with a sound that owes as much to jazz fusion and hip-hop as it does to the well-crafted arrangements of sixties pop and soul. Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (860) 542-5531. Buke & Gase 8:30pm. With Sara Neufeld of Arcade Fire. Spiegeltent at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900. Tom Chapin and Friends 7pm. $10. Contemporary folk. Arts on the Lake, Carmel. 228-2685. The Trapps 10pm. Bacchus Restaurant, New Paltz. 255-8636. Victoria Justice 7pm. $31.50-$111.50. The star of Nickelodeon’s hit television show Victorious will be bringing her “Here’s 2 Us Summer Tour” to Bethel Woods Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Village of Warwick’s Merchants Guild Sidewalk Sale 10am-5pm. Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe, Warwick. 986-6996.

PETS 2013 Chinook National Specialty July 12-14. The Chinook Owners Association (COA), the national UKC parent breed club for the historic Chinook dog, will hold its 2013 National event. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery. 615-3830. Shambhala Weekthun 7pm. $580/$522 members/$870 lodging. With Steve Clorfeine. Through July 19. A week of sitting and walking meditation for the total beginner to the very experienced Sky Lake Lodge, Rosendale. 658-8556.

Kingston’s Schools Noon. Anna Brett, retired Kingston City Schools administrator. Friends of Historic Kingston, Kingston. 339-0720.



Suitcase Rodeo 8pm. $30/$20. Featuring former McLovins guitarist Jeff Howard and former Barefoot Truth members Andy Wrba and John “Wayno” with special guests The Interlopers. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (860) 542-5531.

Christine Lavin & Don White 8pm. $30/$25. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955.


Marilyn Miller 7:30pm. Folk, rock, blues. Two Boots, Red Hook. 758-0010.

PianoSummer Master Class: Jonathan Biss 2:30pm. $10. Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall, New Paltz. 257-2700.

Catskills Mountain Acoustic Slow Jam 6-9pm. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

Artist’s Talk with Ann Agee 6:30pm. $5. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. 679-2079.

Robert Grumet: Manhattan to Minisink: American Indian Place Names in Greater New York and Vicinity 7pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties. 246-5775.

Petey Hop 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Caprice Rouge 5pm. Balkan, roma-gypsy, klezmer. Two Boots, Red Hook. 758-0010.


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

Open Mike with Jess Erick 8:30pm. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624.

Camp Bisco Elecronic Music Festival Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville Lake.

Aston Magna Concert 5: Music from the Library of Thomas Jefferson 8pm. Olin Auditorium at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7003. The Bernstein Bard Quartet 7:30pm. $15/$12 students and seniors. Brothers Steve and Mark Bernstein on mandolin and guitar, Robert Bard on upright bass, and Brian Melick on percussion. A diversity of music ranging from swing, Latin and Tango to winning versions of traditional folk and popular melodies from around the world. Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. 831-4988. Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice 7pm. $29.50-$118. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388.

THEATER All’s Well That Ends Well 8pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Boeing Boeing 8pm. $35/$30/$2 discount students and seniors. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Bright Star 8pm. Martel Theater, Poughkeepsie. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Found 8pm. $25. Susan Stein Shiva Theater. Semi-staged workshop performance. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. Long Ago and Far Away and Other Short Comedies by David Ives 8pm. $20/$15 members and students. Preview. An evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright David Ives. A Walking the Dog Theater production directed by David Anderson PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-0846.

The Master and Margarita 7:30pm. $45/$30. Adaptation by János Szász and Gideon Lester after the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940). The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900. Performance of The Secret Garden 6:30pm. Summer reading program kick-off event. Red Hook Public Library, Red Hook. 758-3241. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204. The Winter’s Tale 5pm. Bird-on-a-Cliff Theater. Comeau Property, Woodstock.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES A Forum on Translational Ecology 9am-3:30pm. A forum that will provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to hear firsthand how science is translated to the public. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook. 677-5343.


Pelvic Floor Workshop with Martina Enschede 2-4:30pm. $35/$30 in advance. Euphoria Yoga Center, Woodstock. 679-6766.

Christine Lavin & Don White 8pm. $30/$25. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955.

Reiki & Lunch 12pm. Second Saturday of every month. Reiki by donation. 20 minute Reiki sessions in the private workshop/sanctuary Gomen Kudasai, New Paltz. 255-8811.

The Fantasy East Band 9am. Classic rock. Pawling Tavern, Pawling. 855-9141.

Yoga and Smoothies Workshop 10:30am. $50. Outdoor yoga practice then head into kitchen to learn how to make delicious and nutritious smoothies. Experience the benefits of drinking fruit and veggie smoothies with superfoods. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties. 336-8447.

KIDS & FAMILY Fairy Houses 9:30-11:30am. This session encourages children to see gardens as magical places to enjoy and explore nature. Using “found materials” such as sticks, twigs, grass, and rocks, visitors will build fairy houses in nocks and crannies outside, around the museum. MidHudson Children’s Museum, Poughkeepsie. 471-0589. Kid Stuff 10:30am-noon. Different program each Saturday for children ages 6-12. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

Jazz at the Grille 5:30pm. $12/$10 members. Featuring local jazz musicians, food, and wine from the Vineyard Grille. Come sit among the vines on the beautiful 130-acre estate. Children are allowed. Millbrook Vineyards, Millbrook. 677-8383 ext. 21. Karl Berger Quintet 8pm. $15 ($10 students/seniors). Creative Music Studio founder and Woodstock legend Karl Berger closes the “Change of the Century” contemporary jazz series. Joining Mr. Berger on piano and vibes are Ingrid Sertso on vocals and poetry, James Brandon Lewis on tenor saxophone, Ken Filiano on bass, and Harvey Sirgen on drums. Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. 831-4988. KJ Denhert 8pm. $25/$21 members/$21 in advance/$17 members in advance. Singer KJ Denhert will bring her special blend of jazz and folk. With special guests Jennifer Vincent and Clifford Carter. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559.

Retrospective of Patrick Milbourn 5:30-7:30pm. 30-year retrospective of artist Patrick Milbourn's career in illustration. M Gallery, Catskill. (518) 943-2189.

New England Dance Party 8pm. $10/$5 children. Contras, squares, and waltzes with live music. Lesson at 7:30pm. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333. New York City Ballet: Mixed Repertory 2pm. $15-$45. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

Woodstock Diamond Dance Festival 7pm. $12. Modern dance works by Linda Diamond & Co., Elaine Colandrea, Carlos Osorio, Marya Ursin. Woodstock Diamond Dance, Woodstock. 679-7757.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Annual Monastery Vinegar Festival 11am-4pm. Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery, LaGrangeville.

FILM Between Traditions: Stravinsky’s Legacy and Russian Émigré Cinema 2 and 7pm. $12. Ottaway Film Center, Annandale-onHudson. Copperhead 7pm. Civil War era drama starring Billy Campbell, Peter Fonda, Augustus Prew, and Angus Macfadyen. Q and A with director after the screening. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040.

Actors & Writers at Maverick Concert Hall Woodstock’s historic Maverick Concert Hall hosts two diverse readings by Actors & Writers on Saturday July 6 and 13 at 6:30pm. An intimate rustic hall, the Maverick has hosted summer music concerts since 1916. Actors & Writers, a 26-member ensemble of Hudson Valley theater and film professionals, honors this legacy on July 6 with “Noteworthy Shorts: The Music Plays.” Offerings range from a country-western comedy by Laura Shaine to David Smilow’s backstage drama about an aging rocker. On July 13, “Emoteworthy Shorts: The Theatre Plays” opens the curtain on a range of theatrical misbehavior, including monologues about auditioning and the pitfalls of overacting by “Saturday Night Live” veteran Denny Dillon and Tony Award-winner Mary Louise Wilson, with scenes by Anton Chekhov, Kaufman and Hart, William Shakespeare, and others. (845) 679-8217; Predators of the Wild 11am. $9/$7 children. With Bill Robinson. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Spirit Baby Yoga with Mama/Papa 11:15am. $15/$22 all together. Alongside your children. you will move, breathe, and strengthen the body, mind, and spirit. The children will combine movement with songs, dancing, and brain development exercises. Yoga with Jamie. Kingston. (917) 450-0548.

LECTURES & TALKS Frances Richard on Louise Lawler 2pm. Dia: Beacon, Riggio Galleries, Beacon. 440-0100.


Searching for Sugar Man 7pm. $8/$6 members/$5 children. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922.

Author Event: Charles Dubow 7pm. Discussing his book Indiscretion. Oblong Books & Music, Millerton. (518) 789-3797.

Shrek 4:30pm. $3.50. Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale.

Jeff Altabef 3:30pm. Author of Fourteenth Colony. 50% of proceeds go to Covenent House, a beacon in the darkness for homeless youth. Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook. 758-2665.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Ancient Wosdom of Sound as Manifestation for the Highest Good 2pm. $50. Learn the art of sacred sound for healing and transition. Power animals and frequencies and sound of elementals become a vessel of dynamic communion with the ancient ones, activate their power manifest for change, healing, and peace and obtain personal needs. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650. Cupping Workshop 2-5pm. $75 includes cupping kit. Cupping is an ancient technique of relieving spasm and tension in the shoulders, along the spine and the chest. Inner Light Heath Spa, Poughkeepsie. 518-4542. The Healing Power of Sound with 500 Year Peruvian Shamanic Vessels 7pm. $20. With Grandmother Barbara Threecrow. Bring drums/rattles. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650. Herbal & Natural Health Clinic Day 12-5pm. $30/30 min. session. This special clinic day event will begin your journey based on your individual needs or health concerns where one size does not fit all. Sacred Space Healing Arts Studio, Beacon. 416-4598. How Yoga Works Tasting Sessions 4pm. $25/$60 for all 3. Three tasting sessions with the teachers of The Shanti Darshanam Living Path of Yoga Studies and Teacher Training Programs. Shanti Mandir, Walden. 778-1008.

Horse and Buggy Benefit 10am-3pm. Horse and buggy play day. Benefit to purchase a horse drawn vehicle suitable for drivers with special needs. BBQ lunch, games, prizes, costume parade, and silent auction with treasures for kids. High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center, Ghent. (518) 672-4202. Village of Warwick’s Merchants Guild Sidewalk Sale 10am-5pm. Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe, Warwick. 986-6996. Stone House Day 10am-4pm. Museum open and featuring special activities. Hurley Heritage Society, Hurley. 338-1661.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION 9th Annual Secret Gardens Tour 10:30am. $20. The tour will visit seven wonderful gardens in Saugerties. Proceeds from the tour benefit the Boys & Girls Club with a portion going to the Ulster County SPCA Saugerties Garden Tours, Malden. 246-0710. All About Snapping Turtle 10am-2pm. OOMS Conservation Area, Chatham. (518) 392-5252, ext. 210.

Horse & Buggy Play Day 10am-3pm. Benefit to purchase a horse drawn vehicle suitable for drivers with special needs. Join us for activities that are fun for drivers, passengers, and spectators. BBQ lunch, games, prizes, costume parade, silent auction with treasures for kids High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center, Ghent. (518) 672-4202.


Sacred Circle Ritual Dance 4pm. Second Saturday of every month. $20. You are invited to dance in community-traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, Near Eastern, and modern sacred circle dances. Beacon Yoga Center, Beacon. (646) 633-8052.

31st Annual DeLisio Memorial Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Special Olympics of New York, Hudson Valley Region. Woodstok Golf Club, Woodstock.

Explore Columbia County Outdoors Paddle 2-4pm. Bring your kayak or canoe to explore charming coves and a floating island. OOMS Conservation Area, Chatham. (518) 392-5252, ext. 210.

Summer Group Show 6pm. New works from all member artists. Look|Art Gallery, Mahopac. 276-5090.

New York City Ballet: The Ballet Gala 8pm. $50-$110. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.


Kingston’s Second Saturday Spoken Word 7pm. $5/$2.50 with open mike. Poetry and memoir readings by Craig Mawhirt and Roberta Jehu. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Kingston. 331-2884. Tom Connelly 4pm. Author of The Postcard. Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook. 758-2665.

MUSIC 5 Day Knights 7:30pm. $5. Acoustic. The Annex at the NorthEastMillerton Library, Millerton. (518) 610-1331. 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience 8pm. $50/$35. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (866) 666-6306. Baird Hersey & Prana 8pm. $20. Tibetan Center, Kingston. 383-1774. Bearsville Sessions #7 “One Hit Wonders” 9pm. $15. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. Brian Carrion and the Mountain Duo 8pm. Acoustic. Elsie’s Place, Wallkill. 895-8975. Camp Bisco Elecronic Music Festival Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville Lake. CB Smith & The Lucky Devilles 8pm. Americana and bluegrass. Two Boots, Red Hook. 758-0010. Chris Raabe 8:30pm. Pop, soft rock. Piano Wine Bar, Fishkill. 896-8466.

Eviyan 8:30pm. Ivat Bittova, Evan Ziporyn, Gyan Riley. Spiegeltent at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900. Lovesick, The Grape & The Grain, The Warp/The Weft 9pm. The Colony Cafe, Woodstock. 679-5342. Manhattan Transfer 8pm. $26-$66. Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount. (800) 942-6904. Matuto 7pm. Opener: Living with Elephants. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Neon Moon 9pm. Country. Landmark Inn, Warwick. 986-5444. Paul Arslanian Trio 8pm. Castle Street Cafe, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-5244. PianoSummer Jonathan Biss Recital 8pm. $29/$24. McKenna Theatre, New Paltz. Poe 8pm. $20. Composed by Marcos Balter. Performed by Claire Chase and Svet Stoyanov. Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper. 688-9893. Sandra Bernhard 8:30pm. Singer and comedian. Spiegeltent at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900. Rob Wallis and The Rhythm Method 9:30pm. Classic rock. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Rock Camp Session One Final Performance Noon. Final concerts for New York School of Music’s award winning Rock Camp USA are FREE and OPEN to the public. The Chance, Poughkeepsie. 778-7594. SIREN Baroque: Summer Songs 4pm. $10. A program of sunny, sprightly, and seductive music from the 17th and 18th centuries for two sopranos, violins, cello, and harpsichord, performed on authentic instruments. Olive Free Library, West Shokan. (201) 294-5545.

THEATER Actors and Writers: Emoteworthy Shorts: The Theatre Plays 6:30pm. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. Boeing Boeing 8pm. $35/$30/$2 discount students and seniors. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Bright Star 8pm. Martel Theater, Poughkeepsie. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Found 8pm. $25. Susan Stein Shiva Theater, Poughkeepsie. Semi-staged workshop performance. Long Ago and Far Away and Other Short Comedies by David Ives 8pm. $20/$15 members and students. Preview. An evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright David Ives. A Walking the Dog Theater production directed by David Anderson PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-0846. The Master and Margarita 7:30pm. $45/$30. Adaptation by János Szász and Gideon Lester after the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940). The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204. The Three Musketeers 8pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. The Winter’s Tale 5pm. Bird-on-a-Cliff Theater. Comeau Property, Woodstock.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Babywearing Bonanza 1-2pm. Second Saturday of every month. $10 nonmembers. Baby carrier workshop. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Drama and Inner Development 10am-5pm. $50-$200. Presented by Walking the Dog Theater. Hawthorne Valley School, Ghent. (518) 6727092. Intro to Digital Photography Through July 14. Joan Barker. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957. Origami Kingston 10:30am. Second Saturday of every month. Explore the art of Japanese paper folding with Anita Barbour. Ages five and up may attend. Kingston Library, Kingston. 331-0507.

Survivor 8pm. $65. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.

Photographing the Nude in Nature 10am. $120/$110 members/$350 series/$300 members series. Bring your camera, many rolls of film, extra memory card, tripod, any props you might find interesting, lunch, lots of water, sun block, and a towel. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559.

The Trapps CD Release Party 9pm. The Trapps have been working diligently on their third studio album, and it’s finally here! This will be a joyous evening with family and friends and, most assuredly, an incredible night of music not to be missed. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699.

A Taste of Yoga: Sadhana Center Celebrates Ten Years 11:30am-4pm. Free yoga, Indian food, delicious desserts, kirtan, henna tattoos, and yoga demonstrations to follow. Enter our raffle for class card and t-shirt give-aways. Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, Hudson. (518) 828-1034.


SUNDAY 14 ART GALLERIES & EXHIBITS Peekskill Project V: Performances and Panel Discussion 3:30pm. With artists Irina Arnaut, Sean Carroll, Anya Liftig, and Genevieve White. HVCCA, Peekskill. (914) 788-0100.

DANCE The Isadora Duncan Ideal: Via Film and Live Performance 2pm. $10/$6 children. Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Annual Monastery Vinegar Festival 11am-4pm. Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery, LaGrangeville. The Marketplace Flea Market and Auction Gallery Preview 9am. Vintage and antique items, household, jewelry, crafts, tools, furniture, clothing, home decor, brica-brac, and more. William J. Jenack Auctioneers, Chester. 469-9095.

FILM Between Traditions: Stravinsky’s Legacy and Russian Émigré Cinema 3pm. $12. Ottaway Film Center, Annandale-onHudson.

Buddha: Triumph & Tragedy in the Life of the Great Sage 7pm. $22. The life of the Buddha, as a one-man play, created using the original texts. Zen Mountain Monastery Sangha House, Mount Tremper. 688-2228. Found 2 & 7pm. $25. Semi-staged workshop performance. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599. King Lear 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Long Ago and Far Away and Other Short Comedies by David Ives 8pm. $20/$15 members and students. Preview. An evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright David Ives. A Walking the Dog Theater production directed by David Anderson PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-0846. The Master and Margarita 3pm. $45/$30. Adaptation by János Szász and Gideon Lester after the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940). The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204.



Author Series: Derek Furr 6pm. Local author Derek Furr will be at the library to give a reading from his new collection of fiction and essays, Suite For Three Voices, followed by questions and answers about the stories, writing, publishing, etc. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

Declaration of Interdependence: Judy Wicks 5pm. Cookout $30. Wicks will talk about her new book Good Morning, Beautiful Business. A summer cookout featuring local farm products, beer, and wine follows the lecture; all profits donated to the local BALLE network and food banks. Hawthorne Valley Farm, Ghent. (518) 672-4465.

Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother 4pm. $22/$20 members. Eve LaPlante, awardwinning author and cousin of Louisa May Alcott, draws from newly discovered papers in the family attic to tell the story of Louisa’s actual “Marmee,” Abigail May Alcott. The Mount, Lenox, MA. (413) 551-5100.

Incorporation of the Village of Saugerties 6pm. Town Historian, Audrey Klinkenberg will present this free program about the incorporation of the Village of Saugerties. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

MUSIC Kindred Spirits 4pm. Voxare String Quartet. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. PianoSummer’s Jacob Flier Piano Competition First Round 3pm. McKenna Theatre, New Paltz. 257-3880. PS21’s Summer Sing Series 7:30pm. Lead by Sheri Bauer-Mayorgaa and young members of the Good Globe Singing School. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.


Reading by Ian Doescher 2pm. From Shakespeare’s Star Wars. Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook. 758-2665.

MUSIC Spirit Family Reunion 2pm. Enjoy the “homegrown American music” of Spirit, Family, Reunion. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 534-3115. The Dan Brother Band 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Somerville Brothers 8pm. Blend of contemporary country with rock and roots. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388. Summer Music Festival: Transformations Through July 27. 20th anniversary celebration with John Harbison, composer-in-residence. Presented by Weekend of Chamber Music. Adams Farm, Jeffersonville. 887-5803. Sunday Brunch: The Compact 11am-2pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Taiko Drumming with Taiko Masala 3pm. $20. This concert will take place in the Widow Jane Mine as a benefit for The Century House Historical Society. Japan’s traditional drumming. Founded by Master drummer Hiro Kurashima. Century House Historical Society, Rosendale. 658-9900.

NIGHTLIFE Donna The Buffalo 7:30pm. $50/$35. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (866) 666-6306.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Village of Warwick’s Merchants Guild Sidewalk Sale 10am-5pm. Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe, Warwick. 986-6996.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association Swim Test 5:30pm. $20 + $3 pool admission. Moriello Pool, New Paltz.

SPIRITUALITY Sky of the Heart Youth Retreat Through July 21. Satsangs with Gurudev Nityananda, kirtan, hatha yoga, and Indian classical music, drama performance of "Sky of the Heart." Shanti Mandir, Walden. 778-1008.

THEATER Boeing Boeing 2pm. $35/$30/$2 discount students and seniors. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. Bright Star 2 and 7pm. Martel Theater, Poughkeepsie. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.


MUSIC Walter Trout 8pm. $45/$33. His 21st album returns the contemporary guitar legend to his hard-core blues roots and finds his songwriting at a creative and personal zenith. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (866) 666-6306.

THEATER All’s Well That Ends Well 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.

WEDNESDAY 17 DANCE National Ballet of Canada: Giselle 8pm. $24-$80. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

Children & Families: Tour with Wally McGuire 1pm. Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy a special tour with celebrated educator Wally McGuire. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 534-3115.


Playspace for Tots 10-10:45am. Community room set up with rugs, stuffed animals, books, and toys. Everyone welcome. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255.

The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204.

Author Event: Kirsten Kittscher, Michael Buckley, and Kirsten Miller. 4pm. The League of Extraordinary Readers is a monthly author event series for kids ages 8-12 and the young at heart. Meet your favorite children’s authors, and enjoy giveaways, snacks, and fun. RSVP requested. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. 876-0500.

Fabric Mask-Making 12:30pm. $30 includes materials. Ages 7+. You will get to create your own amazing playtime mask from scratch, using fabrics, buttons, beads, yarn, sequins, feathers and much more. Fiberflame Studio, Saugerties. 679-6132.



Shawangunk Wine Trail’s Bounty of the Hudson The Shawangunk Wine Trail hosts its 18th annual wine showcase at Whitecliff Vineyard in Gardiner on July 27 and July 28 (12 to 5 p.m. both days). The Shawangunk Trail is an alliance of 14 wineries in Orange and Ulster Counties. For Bounty of the Hudson, over 20 wineries will be pouring, pairing tastings with food from Gardiner’s Full Moon Farm, Brykill Farm, and Kiernan Farm. There will be music by the Michael Hollis Quintet and a wide variety of vendors will offer artisanal items for sale. Whitecliff Vineyard, a family-owned, 26acre winery located at the base of the Shawangunk Mountains, won “Double Gold” and “Best White in Show” at the 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition for their 2009 Riesling. (845) 256-8456; The Winter’s Tale 5pm. Bird-on-a-Cliff Theater. Comeau Property, Woodstock.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Emotional Eating 2-4pm. $20/$15. With herbalist/nutritional counselor Jeanne Ricks. Mirabai of Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-2100. Lacto-Fermentation Workshop 12:30-2pm. $42/$14 children. Learn how to preserve your vegetables thru the winter in a simple and very nutritious process called Lacto-Fermentation. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255. Northern Week $895/$745 no lodging. Through July 20. Ashokan Music and Dance Camps. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333. Safe and Civil Schools Summer Institute $795/$695 on teams of 5. Through July 17. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333.

MONDAY 15 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Gardiner Library Board Meeting 7-9pm. Third Monday of every month. Open to the public. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255.

FILM Creature From the Haunted Sea 2:30pm. Text your comments throughout the movie and they’ll show up on the screen for us all to see. For teens. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317. Shrek 1pm. $3.50. Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale.

KIDS & FAMILY Movie Camp 9am. Through July 19. From conception to the rolling credits, campers are in on the action. Write the script, cast the actors, direct the action, and man the cameras! On the last day, friends and family are invited to the premiere showing of the film on the big screen of the Museum’s Little Cinema Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. (413) 443-7171 ext. 40. Shakespeare Intensive II 10am-4pm. Two-week rehearsal period culminates in a fully staged performance. Ages 12-17. New Genesis Productions, West Shokan.

Summer Sings 7:30pm. $10/$8 members, $25/$20 members for the series of three. A community sing mostly for youth led by Sheri Bauer-Mayorga accompanied by Michael Clement at the piano. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS The Grace Church 7th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament and Dinner $125 golf and lunch/$175 golf, lunch and dinner/$100 dinner. Proceeds go to support outreach programs throughout the local community and world-wide. Millbrook Golf and Tennis Club, Millbrook. 677-3064.

Self-Healing with One Light Healing Touch 6:30pm. $20. Nancy Plumer, MS., is an intuitive energy healer. Learn how life force energy flows and how we create our own reality. The Chinese Healing Arts Center, Kingston. 338-6045.

KIDS & FAMILY Family Fun Night: Michael’s Farm Petting Zoo 6:30pm. Up close fun with little critters. All ages. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

LECTURES & TALKS Facing Creative Blocks? Learn the Creative Breakthroughs Third Wednesday of every month. $15. Shaqe Kalaj, who specializes in the creative process, will present on the various kinds of blocks and then present on the remedy to that block. Shaqe’s A&I Studio, Beacon. 440-6802.

MUSIC Betty and The Baby Boomers 6-8pm. American folk music. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cornwall. 246-2713. Caramoor at KMA: Live Music in the Sculpture Garden 6:30pm. $20/$15 members. Jazz bassist Gregg August. The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah. (914) 232-9555. Kenny Wayne Shepherd 8pm. $65. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.


Los Lonely Boys 8pm. $95/$65. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (866) 666-6306.

The Three Musketeers 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.

PianoSummer’s Jacob Flier Piano Competition Final Round 3pm. $10. McKenna Theatre, New Paltz. 257-3880.

TUESDAY 16 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Friends of the Gardiner Library Meeting 7-8pm. Third Tuesday of every month. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255.

DANCE National Ballet of Canada—Mixed Repertory 8pm. $24-$80. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

FILM Free Movie Tuesday: Cover Girl 8:30pm. Directed by Charles Vidor, starring Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

KIDS & FAMILY Making Time For Nature Series With Laura Conner & Amy Laber 10-11:30am. Session 1: Storytelling and Music. Ages 6-9. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255. Teen Rock Band Gaming Event 3:30pm. Rock out on XBOX 360 with Rock Band (1-3), play board games, and enjoy snacks. This event is free of charge and open to middle and high school age. Field Library, Peekskill. (914) 737-0010.

THEATER The Master and Margarita 3pm. $45/$30. Adaptation by János Szász and Gideon Lester after the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940). The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204. The Three Musketeers 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. When the Lights Went Out 8pm. Through July 20. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Dirty Girls: A Crafty Night Out 6:30pm. Third Wednesday of every month. $35 includes materials. Surround yourself with women, make a mess, get those creative juices flowing, and emerge with something beautiful. Fiberflame Studio, Saugerties. 679-6132. Clearing with Flower Essences 7-9pm. $20/$15. With Annemarie Minke. Mirabai of Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-2100.



Maria Todaro and Michelle Jennings in "Divas Unleashed," accompanied by Bryan Wade, at the 2012 Phoenicia Festival of the Voice.

Climbing to a Crescendo The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice started with a simple goal: to raise money for a local playground. Cofounder Maria Todaro and a team of volunteers To the uninitiated, Man is a bit of tough sell. The Philadelphia group’s odd, spent weeks planning an Man assemblage ofadistinguished opera singers for their outdoor alliterative name is easy to mishear, like something you should understand but still don’t concert. Mother Nature had other plans. Rain. Buckets of it. However, the weather quite. Their albums—just as bizarrely titled, with names like Man in a people Blue Turban didn’t deter the crowds—they just brought their umbrellas. “If 500 showwith up to a listen Face and Six Demon Bag—feature music wholly removed from any of the dominant to opera in the pouring rain, you know it’s something you need to keep going,” sonic in contemporary It’s a sound assembled of Todaro alien parts saysthreads Marketing Director CarolAmerican Urban. “I indie. wouldn’t even have done that!” says imported from far and wide—lusty sea shanties, primal chants, dark and passionate with a laugh. Mediterranean bits of doo-wop. a lot yelping, swearing, and waltzing, Since then,jigs, despite what the twoThere’s describe as aofrecurring theme of stormy weather, and much more xylophone than electric guitar. the festival has grown to a four-day event with over 22 performances, drawing crowds Indeed, Man Man is one of American indie’s most distinctive“We acts, and know their live whose numbers exceed even that of Phoenicia’s population. never what show—coming to Kingston’s BSP Lounge on Friday, May 24—is among its most to expect,” says Todaro, “but this year we’re preparing for an audience of 10,000.” intense exhilarating. “We don’t care we look crazy, or if we look foolish, orthough if we Theand majority of the performers mightif best fit into the classical music genre, sweat too much,” insists lead man Ryan Kattner. “We’re just trying to get down in the Urban thinks the label is an antiquated one that fails to capture the spirit of the festival. dirt, to connect.” Assuming the nom-de-guerre Honus Honus, Kattner cuts a stage “I hate the term ‘classical music’—it’s covered in cobwebs,” she says, “Listening to presence of Verdi’s Freddy‘Requiem’ Mercury-as-carnival barker, a flamboyant, man“Messa who things like is absolutely beautiful and alive.”mugging Giuseppefront Verdi’s sings like his guts are on fire and pounds at his keyboard with a child’s animal glee. da Requiem,” a 90-minute work, will conclude the festival on August 4, staying true “Ito learned a lot opera about and keyboards from playing with100 drummers,” says Kattner. “I choruses started traditional all its challenges. Over voices from community out on a Rhodes, which is a very physical thing. I can really just dig in.” Man Man’s accompanied by a full orchestra will supplement lead vocalists Todaro and Eduardo sound reflects this hunger for visceral connection, and while their music is too eclectic Villa. They will play and sing up to eight lines of intricate music at once. to safely pigeon-hole, the live material is largely will culled from the caterwauling junkyard Throughout the weekend, performances also expose audiences to Gospel, skronk—part Tom Waits circa Bone Machine, part Captain Beefheart circa Trout Mask world, choral music, oratory, and more. Every day, opera dramaturge Cori Ellison will Replica—that is their go-to mode. start the morning with a Latte Lecture at Mama’s Boy Coffee Shop. Ellison will discuss Physicality is Man and Man’s calling card,the in their sound, in their frenetic live shows, and some opera history contextualize performances of the day, which will include inCantor Kattner’s lyrical preoccupations. Man Man is one of the few American indie groups Jacob Mendleson, pianist Justin Kolb, and Alfred Walker, on August 2, and Story who seem richly, un-ironically sexualized. “Sex is the dirty, and it’s ugly, and it’s wonderful,” Laurie, the Phoenicia Community Chorus, and Woodstock Community Chorale the

following days. Among Urban’s personal favorites is the Cambridge Chamber Singers, a group specializing in Medieval and Renaissance music, who will perform on August 3. says “(Man Man) triestips to express all that, no holds barred.” “Knuckle “YouKattner. can practically see the of their angel wings as they sing. They have Down”, come to the opener on 2011’s Life Fantastic, nakedly recounts a relationship vexed by sexual us before and they are absolutely adored.” Appropriately, these cherubic vocalists will dependence: “What the hell can do whende you whisper ‘punish me’?/ Snap metolike a tiger be performing in the town’s St.I Francis Sales Catholic Church, adding a long list trap, harvest all honey”. There’s a playfulness to Man Man’s raunch, of locations themy festival’s talents willalso frequent. “We have events bothunfettered on the main stage, as 2008’s fittingly titled Habits, where Kattner admonishes a promiscuous in on local churches, the trainRabbit station—and if we could find a mouse hole somewhere, leach named Butter Beans for the “lipstick across [his] dipstick”, only to laterone playplace the we’d play there too,” Urban jokes. “The idea is that people can wander from villain himself, tempting an unhappily married woman: “You wonder where the true love to another and pass by cafes and shops, which is great for local business.” wentThe / cause the your don’t butter yourthe bread top dog, hot dog.” ability forbreeder Todaroin and herbed colleagues to help local/ I’m economy is one that she The dark and dirty stuff aside, Man Man’s true strength is in tempering pain and insists comes from the act of singing itself. “When you share wonderful music with sadness withsoothing merriment and play. “(Weshe try)says. to handle dark asubject it being others, it’s and balancing,” “There’s social matter healingwithout that happens.” all doom and gloom,” says Kattner. “It’s important toof maintain levity…and to celebrate.” Singing, Todaro maintains, is the answer to many life’s troubles. Feeling sad? Sing. Man Man’s live show is a testament to this mood of redemptive, cathartic celebration. Onof Need to relieve stress? Sing. “It is very physical, because singing requires a lot stage the band members all smile incessantly, donning war paint and quasi-ritualistic breathing, and you are using the same muscles which are your relaxing muscles. The headgear, bopping toor thesigh—you collectiveuse rattle. Kattner’s lyrics are brilliant, forthere the muscles you use toalong yawn, these to sing,” she says. Thisbut year, in-person Man Man experience, truly meaning boils down to truly feeling: “You go see will be a session on August 2 where anyone can come and try it. Todaro explains, “The awhole show,emotion, and you’re not going to understandoffering anything that saying. theprobably harmonies, everything—we’re that tothe oursinger’s audience. They But if they mean it, that translates regardless. If you believe in what you’re doing, it will have another level of appreciation knowing what it takes.” should register some emotion.” The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice takes place from August 1 through The group finished as-yet-unnamed fifth studio album, a setmusical to be 4 along Mainrecently Street. They willwork alsoon beitsoffering Working with the Masters, released via ANTIlater this year, with an extensive tour to follow. program for kids ages eight to 12 from July 22 through 26. Children will learn stage Man Man will vocality, appear atand BSP Lounge in Kingstonculminating on May 24inata8:30pm. Advance combat, dance, various instruments, final performance. tickets, sold through the BSP website, are $8. Tickets at the door are $12. (845) 481Visit the event’s website for more information about this program and for a full calendar 4158; of festival performances. (845) 688-1344; —Tom Whalen —Marie Solis 7/13 CHRONOGRAM FORECAST 123

The City of Kingston DISCOVER the HISTORIC CITY of KINGSTON this SUMMER in ULSTER COUNTY July 4, 5 & 6: Kingston’s Independence Three-Day Weekend Celebration with Fireworks, a Free Hudson Valley Philharmonic Pops Outdoor Concert and More. July 5-7 & 12-14: The Coach House Players present the comedy “Secondary Cause of Death.” July 20 & 21: Hudson River Days and Hudson Rising at the Hudson River Maritime Museum with the Sloop Clearwater.


Hudson Valley/Catskill Regions

Join us for a production by Arm of the Sea Theater. The City That Drinks The Mountain Sky is the story of New York City’s water supply in the elemental beauty of mask and puppet theater. Weather permitting, the event will be held on the lawn of Cary East. The rain location will be our auditorium.

Our grounds are open for the season! From sunrise to sunset, we invite visitors to explore parts of our 2,000acre campus. Hike along Wappinger Creek, picnic among native ferns, bike our internal roadways, or watch birds in the sedge meadow. Insights on trail conditions are posted weekly on our website.


THURSDAY 18 ART GALLERIES & EXHIBITS Gallery Talk 4pm. Curator Mary-Kay Lombino leads an informal walk-through of the exhibition "Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection." Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. 437-5632.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Hooks & Needles, Yarns & Threads 10am-2pm. Third Thursday of every month. Drop-in for an informal social gathering. Tivoli Free Library, Tivoli. 757-3771.


Supply and Demand 1-2pm. Third Thursday of every month. Breast pump info sessions. Waddle n Swaddle, Rhinebeck. 876-5952.

FRIDAY 19 FILM Between Traditions: Stravinsky’s Legacy and Russian Émigré Cinema 7pm. $12. Ottaway Film Center, Annandale-onHudson.

LECTURES & TALKS Kingston’s Churches Noon. Dr. William B. Rhoads, Architectural historian. Friends of Historic Kingston, Kingston. 339-0720.

National Ballet of Canada: Giselle 2pm. $15-$45. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

PianoSummer Discussion: Russian Piano School 2:30pm. $10. Vladimir Feltsman & Leslie Gerber. Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall, New Paltz. 257-2700.



Self-Care Class: Holistic Health Plan 7-8:30pm. Family Traditions, Stone Ridge.


Author Event: Margaret de Wys “Ecstatic Healing” 7pm. Margaret de Wys is a composer and sound installation artist who is on the faculty at Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. 876-0500.

Teen Hip Hop Poetry Workshop 3:30pm. Teens learn how to write to beats and discover the processes of recording and creating an album from start to finish, including an intro to making cover art and picking a cool title. Field Library, Peekskill. (914) 737-0010.



ASK for Music July 8pm. $6. Featured this month are Paul Maloney, Seth Davis and Tal Naccarato. Event hosted by Michael and Emmy Clarke. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), Kingston. 338-0331.

Author Series: Janus Adams 6pm. Author Janus Adams will be at the library to discuss her books. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

LITERARY & BOOKS Pine Hill Community Center Storytellers Circle 4-6pm. This new group invites all who have a tale to tell and are interested in the craft of storytelling. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

MUSIC Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Music festival featuring dozens of internationally acclaimed artists, music and dance workshops, children’s activities, foods, crafts, and camping. Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. Foster McGinty 8pm. $10. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. Hey Jude The Tribute 7-9pm. Part of the Catskill Music in the Park Summer Concert Series at the gazebo at Dutchman's Landing. Rain date: September 5. Dutchman's Landing, Catskill. (518) 943-0989. Matt Scofield & Trio 7pm. Blues. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Open Rock Jam and Band Showcase 8:30pm. Classic rock. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Hungry March Band 8:30pm. Anarchist March Band. Spiegeltent at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Scavenger Hunt 10-11am. Ages 3-6. OOMS Conservation Area, Chatham. (518) 392-5252 ext. 210.

THEATER Boeing Boeing 8pm. $35/$30/$2 discount students and seniors. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville. 647-5511. King Lear 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Long Ago and Far Away and Other Short Comedies by David Ives 8pm. $20/$15 members and students. Preview. An evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright David Ives. A Walking the Dog Theater production directed by David Anderson PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-0846. The Master and Margarita 7:30pm. $45/$30. Adaptation by János Szász and Gideon Lester after the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940). The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Library Knitters 7-8pm. Third Thursday of every month. Sit and knit in the beautiful Gardiner Library. Gardiner Library, Gardiner. 255-1255. Meadow Gardening at Its Very Best 9:30am-12:30pm. $60/$50. This field study will give participants an in-depth look at an exceptional ten-year-old New England meadow, designed by meadow expert Larry Weiner. Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA. (413) 298-3926.

Alice Cooper: Raise the Dead 8pm. Palace Theater, Albany. (518) 465-3334. Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Music festival featuring dozens of internationally acclaimed artists, music, and dance workshops, children’s activities, foods, crafts, and camping. Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. Author Robert Grumet 7pm. Presenting Manhattan to Minisink: American Indian Place Names in Greater New York and Vicinity. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, New Paltz. 255-8300. Back to the Garden 1969 7pm. Relive the Woodstock experience. Back to the Garden 69 covers the music of that legendary festival. Arts on the Lake, Carmel. 228-2685. John Kelly 8:30pm. Rebel Songs. Spiegeltent at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900. CKS 9pm. $20/$15 in advance. 9pm. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons 8pm. $39.50-$110. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388. Jimmy Webb 8pm. $40/$35. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955. Katie Mullins (of Citay) + Bell Cycle 8pm. The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006. The Kristina Koller Band 9:30pm. Jazz. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Larry Moses & The Latin Jazz Explosion 9pm. Southern Dutchess Bowl, Beacon. 831-3220. Leo B. 7:30pm. Acoustic. Newburgh Brewing Company, Newburgh. 561-2327. Les Inégales 8pm. $25/children free. Rodrigo Tarraza, traverso, and Christine Gevert, harpsichord. Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126. Marji Zintz 7pm. Acoustic Joma Cafe, West Shokan. 251-1114. MET Opera Summer Series: Verdi’s La Traviata 7pm. $12.50/$7.50 students. Time and Space Limited, Hudson. (518) 822-8448.

Long Ago and Far Away and Other Short Comedies by David Ives 8pm. $20/$15 members and students. Preview. An evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright David Ives. A Walking the Dog Theater production directed by David Anderson PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-0846. The Master and Margarita 7:30pm. $45/$30. Adaptation by János Szász and Gideon Lester after the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940). The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900. Mother of Invention 8pm. $25. Semi-staged workshop performance. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204. Walking the Dog Theater’s Off Leash! Improv for Kids 1pm. $10/$5 children 14 and under. Actors use audience suggestions to shape the performance as they create dialogue, setting, and plot right in front of you. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

SATURDAY 20 FAIRS & FESTIVALS Hudson River Days Festival and Hudson Rising Featuring boats, live music, tours, interactive activities for children, discount museum admission, the “Clothesline Art Show,” and more. Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston. 338-0071. Hudson River Exchange 11am-6pm. This curated, independent craft fair, whose artists are drawing on the mercantile history of the Hudson River, will showcase contemporary local craft, design, art, and a selection of vintage wares. Also represented will be an excellent selection of food vendors, community organizations, and great live music. Riverfront Green Park Gazebo, Peekskill. Psychic Fair and Aura Photography 11am. Eight genuine readers at $1/minute. Intuitive, medium, tarot, crystal oracles, akashic records, and more. Aura photography starting at $20. Sounds and crystal healing sessions. Crystal Connection, Wurtsboro. 888-2547. Sangria Festival 12pm. $20. Includes souvenir wine glass, vineyard and cellar tours, live music, flamenco dancers and samples of our fresh sangria, and award-winning wines. Benmarl Winery, Marlboro. 236-4265.

memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile—and the difference between knowing how to survive and knowing how to truly live. The Golden Notebook, Woodstock. 679-8000. Richard Haass 5pm. Discussing Foreign Policy Begins at Home. Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook. 758-2665. Wanderings & Wonderings 3pm. Join poet Erica Ehrenberg on an imaginative exploration of Storm King. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 534-3115.

MUSIC Acoustic with Shannon & Rich 8:30pm. Piano Wine Bar, Fishkill. 896-8466. Armen Donelian Trio 8pm. Jazz. Castle Street Cafe, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-5244. Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Music festival featuring dozens of internationally acclaimed artists, music and dance workshops, children’s activities, foods, crafts, and camping. Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. Ben Sollee 9pm. $20. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. The Doobie Brothers 8pm. $26-$95. Rock. Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount. (800) 942-6904. The Fab Faux 8pm. $60-$80. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040. Fire and Ice Music Festival 8pm. $50/$35. Featuring Lay Low, Sóley, and Svavar Knútur Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (866) 666-6306. Jimmy Webb 8pm. $40/$35. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955. John Keller 7pm. Chunky blues, love ballads, and Americana folk tunes. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties. 246-5775. Kenny Lee & the All Stars 7:30pm. Jazz. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Natalie Merchant with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic 8pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388. The New Lazy Boy 9pm. Roots music. Landmark Inn, Warwick. 986-5444. PianoSummer Alexander Korsantia Recital 8pm. $29/$24. McKenna Theatre, New Paltz. 257-3880.


Plush Crustaceans 8:30pm. $3. Jazz, pseudo-classical, and psychedelic space-funk. Two Boots, Red Hook. 758-0010.

Between Traditions: Stravinsky’s Legacy and Russian Émigré Cinema 2 and 7pm. $12. Ottaway Film Center, Annandale-onHudson.

Rosendale Street Festival 4pm. Featuring music by David Kraai and others. One street, two days, six stages, and 74 bands. Rosendale Street Festival, Rosendale. 943-6497.


Sam Moss 8pm. The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006.

Qi and Psoas Release: Relieve Back Pain and Postural Issues 2pm. $20. This workshop gives you a effective way to relieve lower back pain, neck, shoulder pain, GI disturbances, general tension and stress, and it also relieves emotional stress and trauma. Sage Center for the Healing Arts, Woodstock. 679-5650.

KIDS & FAMILY Children’s Play Day 11am-1pm. Try out the games and toys used by children in history. Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown. (518) 537-4240. Ecology Walk at Hawthorne Valley Farm: Who Lives in our Streams and Ponds? 10:30am. Join ecologists from the Farmscape Ecology Program for an activity for the entire family. Get your hands and feet wet and get to know some of the fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects who live in the waters of the farm. Hawthorne Valley Farm, Ghent. (518) 672-7994.

Sunset Concert and Cruisin’ Night 5pm. $10 per car. Live music, hot food, classic cars, and family fun! A beautiful view of Clermont’s sunset and a great way to spend an evening Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown. (518) 537-4240. Tisziji Munoz Quartet with John Medeski 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra: Gala Orchestra Concert 8pm. $35/$32 seniors/$30 contributors/$5 students. Robert Manno, Conductor; Darcy Dunn, mezzo-soprano; Stephen Gosling, piano; Donald Batchelder, trumpet. Works by Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughn-Williams, Robert Manno, Sir Edward Elgar, Antonio Vivaldi, Gustav Mahler, Dmitri Shostakovich. Windham Civic and Performing Arts Center, Windham. (518) 734-3868. Young People’s Concert: Pianist Ilya Yakushev 11am. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217.

The Outpatients Acoustic Sludge 9pm. Shea O’Brien’s, New Paltz. 255-1438.

Fire Trucks at the Library 11am. See an actual fire truck and ask all the questions you can think of! All ages. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

PianoSummer’s Student Recital 7pm. $10. Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall, New Paltz. 257-2700.

Late Night and Family Free Time 5-8pm. Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, Poughkeepsie. 471-0589.

Real Rough Diamonds 7:30pm. Classic rock. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701.

The Secret Garden 11am. The Hampstead Stage Company. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

Moonlit Walking Tour 8pm. See Storm King by moonlight on this special after-hours tour. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 534-3115.

Soulive 8pm. $80/$60. Trio of guitarist Eric Krasno, drummer Alan Evans and keyboardist Neal Evans has carried the torch for the soul-jazz organ trio. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (860) 542-5531.



The New Yorker’s First Art Critic 2:30pm. $10/$5 WAAM members. Murdock Pemberton is the subject of a talk by his granddaughter Sally Pemberton. Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock. 679-2940.

Embrace This Precious Moment Retreat Through July 21. Join Rinpoche for a two-day retreat at Buddhafield. Buddhafield, Millerton. (315) 449-2305.

Wanda Huston Band 8pm. Jazz. Castle Street Cafe, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-5244.

THEATER All’s Well That Ends Well 8pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. A Few Good Men 8pm. $20. This play is a sizzling courtroom drama about the trial of two marines for complicity in the death of a fellow marine at Guantanamo Bay. Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh. 475-4392.

LITERARY & BOOKS Reading with Charley Rosen: Scout’s Honor 3pm. A scout’s iconoclastic views of basketball, love, and American culture. Brimming with truth, humor, and humanity, bestselling author Charley Rosen lays bare the trials and tribulations of anyone who loves sports for the game of it, not the business. The Golden Notebook, Woodstock. 679-8000. Reading with Leigh Newman: Still Points North 5pm. Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Dog Days of Summer Hike 10am-noon. Dogs on short leashes welcome. Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz.

THEATER Auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot 1pm. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080. Britain’s National Theatre’s The Audience 6:30pm. $25/$20/$15 students. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795.

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A Few Good Men 8pm. $20. This play is a sizzling courtroom drama about the trial of two marines for complicity in the death of a fellow marine at Guantanamo Bay. Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh. 475-4392. King Lear 8pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. The Life of Pi 3pm. $15. Preformed by the Young Actors Summer Workshop ages 5-8. Cocoon Theater, Rhinebeck. 876-6470. Long Ago and Far Away and Other Short Comedies by David Ives 8pm. $20/$15 members and students. Preview. An evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright David Ives. A Walking the Dog Theater production directed by David Anderson PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-0846. The Master and Margarita 7:30pm. $45/$30. Adaptation by János Szász and Gideon Lester after the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940). The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900. Mother of Invention 8pm. $25. Semi-staged workshop performance. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

LECTURES & TALKS Gothic Castles on the Hudson: The Making of Knoll/ Lyndhurst 2pm. Watson highlights the development of architect Alexander Jackson Davis’ castle style for villas in the Hudson Valley and how these relate to English prototypes, including Highclere Castle, the filming location of the "Downton Abbey" television show. Lyndhurst, Tarrytown. (914) 631-4481.

LITERARY & BOOKS Book Launch Party: Pheobe North Starglass 4pm. A Hudson Valley YA Society Event. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck. 876-0500. Clayton Coburn & Sharon Gill 2pm. Reading and discussion of Had to Take Another Break, More Bicycling Misadventures. Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook. 758-2665. Drone Warfare: Killing By Remote Control 12pm. Medea Benjamin. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties. 246-5775.

Long Ago and Far Away and Other Short Comedies by David Ives 8pm. $20/$15 members and students. Preview. An evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright David Ives. A Walking the Dog Theater production directed by David Anderson. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-0846. The Master and Margarita 3pm. $45/$30. Adaptation by János Szász and Gideon Lester after the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940). The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900. Mother of Invention 2 & 7pm. $25. Semi-staged workshop performance. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204. When the Lights Went Out 5pm. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.



Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Music festival featuring dozens of internationally acclaimed artists, music and dance workshops, children’s activities, foods, crafts, and camping. Walsh Farm, Oak Hill.

Family Day Art Workshop: Portraying Your Personal History 2pm. $5 materials fee. Create a self-reflecting object using your own images, or ones we supply, to describe your personal history with Charles McGill. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill. (914) 788-0100.

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream 12:30pm. $15/$5 children and students. Bring your own seating and blanket for this 90-minute performance of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy performed outside. The Mount, Lenox, MA.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES The Art of Multiple Imaging: Conceptualizing Time and Place Through July 21. With David Hilliard. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957. Knitting Club 2pm. Third Saturday of every month. This informal group welcomes all skill level knitters. Kingston Library, Kingston. 331-0507. Nude Landscape Workshop 10am. $150/$130 members/$450 series/$390 members series. Unison Arts, New Paltz. 255-1559. Supply and Demand 1-2pm. Third Saturday of every month. $10 nonmembers. Breast pump info sessions. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Vegan Brunch Demo with Live Jazz 12pm. $50. Watch a demonstration on how to make vegan brunch dishes. Taste the results as you listen to the smooth sounds of live jazz music. Chef David Hall from Harmony Kitchen in NYC will be our guest chef. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties. 336-8447.

SUNDAY 21 DANCE Ajkun Ballet Theatre 7:30-8:45pm. Performing Les Miserables. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance Co. 2pm. $23/$18 seniors/$7 students//Tickets Purchased At Door: $27; $21 seniors/$7 students. Orpheum Performing Arts Center, Tannersville. (518) 263-2066. West Coast Swing Dance 6-9pm. $8/$6 FT students. Dance to DJ’d music. Lesson at 5:30pm Reformed Church of Port Ewen, Port Ewen.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Hudson River Days Festival and Hudson Rising Featuring boats, live music, tours, interactive activities for children, discount museum admission, the “Clothesline Art Show,” and more. Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston. 338-0071. Sangria Festival Noon. $20. Includes souvenir wine glass, vineyard and cellar tours, live music, flamenco dancers, and samples of our fresh sangria and award-winning wines. Benmarl Winery, Marlboro. 236-4265.

FILM Between Traditions: Stravinsky’s Legacy and Russian Émigré Cinema 2 and 5:30pm. $12. Ottaway Film Center, Annandaleon-Hudson.

Author Series: Melissa Holbrook Pierson 6pm. Melissa H. Pierson will be at the library to discuss her books. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

MUSIC Master Class: Phillip Kawin 2:30pm. $10. Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall, New Paltz. 257-2700.

THEATER Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream 6pm. $15/$5 children and students. Bring your own seating and blanket for this 90-minute performance of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy performed outside. The Mount, Lenox, MA. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204. The Three Musketeers 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Writing Poetry, Short Story, Novel, Memoir or Creative Non-fiction (and Getting It Published) 6:30-8:30pm. $15. Woodstock Writers Workshop series with Iris Litt. Woodstock area. 679-8256.

When a Priest Marries a Witch 8pm. $20. An artist talk by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Paul Lazar. Created by Suzanne Bocanegra. Performed by Paul Lazar. Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper. 688-9893.

The Wiz 11am. $10. Summer Stages workshop performance. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922.


When the Lights Went Out July 27, 8pm. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204.

When the Lights Went Out 2pm. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

spiraling down into despair with a worsening addiction to alcohol and drugs. He escapes to Paris, where he finds temporary respite and becomes friends with a Frenchman who is a jazz aficionado. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

WEDNESDAY 24 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Bereavement Group 10-11:15am. Fourth Wednesday of every month. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County & JFS New Paltz Village Hall, New Paltz. 255-0130.

The Annual Monastery Vinegar Festival The vinegar festival will be held on July 13 and 14 this year at Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery in Millbrook, home to celebrated chef and cookbook author Brother Victor-Antoine. The monastery produces their vinegars in limited quantities, taking care to age them slowly and properly. Subsequently, their high quality attracts requests from restaurants and stores across the US. Members of the monastery will reveal the secrets of their traditional production techniques and fermentation processes during discussions accompanying vinegar tastings. The monastery will also offer homemade goods such as pesto, apple butter, and tomato sauce for sale, in addition to food products provided by local vendors and other monasteries. Britten’s Mentor 4pm. Jupiter String Quartet, with Ilya Yakushev, piano. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. The Directionals 9pm. Rondout Music Lounge, Kingston. 481-8250. Leon Russell 8pm. $47.50. Singer/songwriter. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. Natalie Merchant with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic 7pm. $75-$105. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040. Outlaws 7:30pm. $75/$59. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (866) 666-6306. Sunday Brunch: Bob Rodriguez 11am-2pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Tom Chapin 5 & 7pm. $30/$25. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association Swim Test 5:30pm. $20 + $3 pool admission. Moriello Pool, New Paltz. Vanderbilt Garden Tour 1pm. Free tours of formal gardens maintained by the Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association. Tour guides will discuss the history of the gardens and the efforts to rehabilitate and maintain it as it was in Frederick Vanderbilt’s time in the 1930’s. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hyde Park. 229-6432.

THEATER All’s Well That Ends Well 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot 7pm. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 876-3080.


A Few Good Men 3pm. $20. This play is a sizzling courtroom drama about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay. Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh. 475-4392.

Children & Families: Light and Movement 1pm. Explore the collection and participate in an adventurous art-making activity. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 534-3115.

The Life of Pi 3pm. $15. Preformed by the Young Actors Summer Workshop ages 5-8. Cocoon Theater, Rhinebeck. 876-6470.

Youth Opera Experience 9am. $250 per person; Some scholarships available. Through August 3. Young people in grades 2-6 will participate in rehearsing, designing, and performing the operetta Babes in Toyland. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922.

MONDAY 22 KIDS & FAMILY Junior Naturalist Camp 9am. Through August 2. Learn about flora and fauna in the Museum and get your hands dirty on field trips to local nature sites as you hone your scientific skills Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. (413) 443-7171 ext. 40.

LECTURES & TALKS The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo 4pm. $22/$20 members. Hear the extraordinary story of the real Count of Monte Cristo as biographer Tom Reiss brings to life General Alex Dumas. Presented as part of Lift Ev’ry Voice. The Mount, Lenox, MA. (413) 551-5100.

MUSIC Phoenicia Festival of the Voice $125. Through July 26. Understand the creation and experience of music. Directed by Nancy Chusid with help of Festival musicians. Emerson Spa, Mt. Tremper. PianoSummer Recital: Second and Third Place Winners of the Jacob Flier Piano Competition 7pm. $10. Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall, New Paltz. 257-2700. PS21 Summer Sing 7:30pm. $10/$8 members, $25/$20 members for the series of three. A community sing led by David Grunberg accompanied by Michael Clement at the piano. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

THEATER All’s Well That Ends Well 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.

TUESDAY 23 FILM Free Movie Tuesdays: ‘Round Midnight 8:30pm. Directed by Bertrand Travenier. The legendary sax player Dexter Gordon plays the part of Dale Turner, a jazz musician living in New York in the 1950s and

DANCE Aspen Santa Fe Ballet 8pm. $24-$80. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330.

KIDS & FAMILY Family Fun Night: Jason Edwards Story Play 6:30pm. Be part of a madcap adventure! All ages. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

LECTURES & TALKS Matthew Berry 7pm. Discuss and answer questions on Fantasy Life: The Hilarious, Obsessive, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who’s Lived It. Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook. 758-2665.

MUSIC Allen Yueh: Piano Concert 8pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388. Pentatonix 8pm. $30/$27. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix 6pm. Academy Green Park, Kingston. 334-3914.

THEATER King Lear 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204.

THURSDAY 25 HEALTH & WELLNESS Sleep Divine Yoga Nidra 6:30pm. Fourth Thursday of every month. $10 nonmembers. Participate in gentle movement to relax the body. Allow the guided meditation to soothe you into deep relaxation. Presented by Jean Wolfersteig. YMCA, Kingston. 338-3810 ext. 110.

KIDS & FAMILY Grandma, an Uncle, and Cousins by the Dozens 5:45pm. $15/$10 children 14 and under. Ivy Vine Puppet Theater, using dozens of handmade characters and a walking, wearable stage, puppeteer Grian Macgregor presents stories and songs celebrating the joys and challenges of backyard gardening, waste disposal, and diabolical plumbing encounters. Fiberflame Studio, Saugerties. 679-6132. Teen Hip Hop Poetry Workshop 3:30pm. Teens learn how to write to beats and discover the processes of recording and creating an album from start to finish, including an intro to making cover art and picking a cool title. Field Library, Peekskill. (914) 737-0010.

LECTURES & TALKS Kingston Paranormal Society 6:30pm. With guest speaker Michael Keene. Mr. Keene is the author of Mad House: The Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th-century New York. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.


MUSIC Andrew Bird 9pm. $40. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Ommegang Brewery, Cooperstown. (800) 544-1809. History of the Eagles $56.50-$194.50. Eagles concert tour celebrating the release of their new documentary. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388. Jim Campilongo 7pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Jimmy Webb 8pm. $44/$34. A true living legend of songwriting, Jimmy Webb has been crafting amazing songs, many of which have become cherished standards, for some forty years. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (866) 666-6306. Mary Chapin Carpenter and Marc Cohn 8pm. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040.

Community Lawn Dance Concerts: Berkshire Bop Society 6pm. $12/$10 members/$8 students. Three bands will offer diverse styles of music for audiences to dance to or simply kick back and enjoy. We’ll have local beer and wine as well as coffee and desserts for sale. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. Jon Cobert 8pm. Songer/songwriter. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. Lawrence Anthony 7:30pm. Motown, R&B. BeanRunner Café, Peekskill. (914) 737-1701. Leon Russell and Jonathan Edwards 8pm. $29.50. Rock and roll. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061. Makem and Spain Brothers 8pm. $40/$35. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955.

The Drive 8pm. Acoustic. Piano Wine Bar, Fishkill. 896-8466.

MET Opera Summer Series: Puccini’s Turandot 7pm. $12.50/$7.50 students. Time and Space Limited, Hudson. (518) 822-8448.

Ikebe Shakedown 8:30pm. Soul, Afro-funk, deep disco. Spiegeltent at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

PianoSummer Symphony Gala with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic 8pm. $39/$34. McKenna Theatre, New Paltz.


Sergey Taneyev: Oresteia 7pm. $30/$60/$70/$90. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900.

Tummo Inner Fire Retreat Through July 29. WIth Tulku Lobsang. Menla Mountain Retreat & Conference Center, Phoenicia. 688-6897.

THEATER All’s Well That Ends Well 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream 6pm. $15/$5 children and students. Bring your own seating and blanket for this 90-minute performance of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy performed outside. The Mount, Lenox, MA. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Cello Retreat with Abby Newton Through July 28. Check website for location and times. Shokan.

FRIDAY 26 DANCE Funk Haus 9pm. Fourth Friday of every month. $10. Live DJs spin funky music that will surely make you want to dance. This community dance event supports free and unconditional movement and dance. Open to all ages. Teens $5 and kids are free. Mountain View Studio, Woodstock. Jamal Jackson Dance Workshop Performance 1pm. $10/$5 youth 14 years and under. Jamal Jackson and the young dancers present a program of African, African-American, and African-inspired dance accompanied by an African drum line. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. Swing Dance to Live Music 8:30-11:30pm. Fourth Friday of every month. $15/$10 FT students. No experience or partner needed. Beginners’ lesson from 8-8:30pm. Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, Poughkeepsie. 454-2571.

FILM Between Traditions: Stravinsky’s Legacy and Russian Émigré Cinema 7pm. $12. Ottaway Film Center, Annandale-on-Hudson.

FOOD & WINE GMO Discussion and GMO-Free Dinner Educate yourself on how to shop smarter and eat safer. As founder of GMO Free CT, speaker Tara Littman-Cook is working with state legislators to require manufacturers to label any food that is genetically modified or uses any genetically modified ingredients. A GMO-free vegan meal will be served. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties. 336-8447.

LECTURES & TALKS Collecting Postcards 12pm. Frank Almquist, Kaaterskill Postcard Club. Friends of Historic Kingston, Kingston. 339-0720.

LITERARY & BOOKS Claude Samton’s Fifty Five Fables 7pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, New Paltz. 255-8300.

MUSIC Andrew Bird 9pm. $40. Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 679-4406. The Black Crows With The London Souls. Ommegang Brewery, Cooperstown. (800) 544-1809. The BTU’s: Jazz, Blues, and Funk 8pm. Castle Street Cafe, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-5244. The Chain Gang 8pm. Rock Tyhe Backyard Garden, Pine Plains. 489-1448.


Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes 8pm. $80/$60. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (866) 666-6306. The Steve Wilson/Bruce Barth Quartet 7pm. Opener: Rachel Loshak. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. The Sultan of Sonic Soul 8:30pm. Jazz. Landmark Inn, Warwick. 986-5444. Taylor Mac Sings the American Songbook 8:30pm. Songs of the 1920s. Spiegeltent at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900. Swamp Gumbo 7pm. Cajun rock led by Tim Ouimette, Kati Mac and talented friends. Arts on the Lake, Carmel. 228-2685.

FILM Between Traditions: Stravinsky’s Legacy and Russian Émigré Cinema 2, 6:30 & 9pm. $12. Ottaway Film Center, Annandaleon-Hudson.

FOOD & WINE Meal in the Field 5:30-8:30pm. $70/$130 couple. Sit down to a familystyle meal prepared by some of the area’s best-loved chefs using the finest ingredients supplied by over 20 local farms and food establishments. Phillies Bridge Farm Project, New Paltz. 256-9108.

KIDS & FAMILY Field Day 1-7pm. Organized by an 18-year-old Gardiner resident, the day will raise awareness about her organization, Perseverance. Activities include field games and a kickball tournament. Admission is a non-perishable food item or toiletry. Hasbrouck Park, New Paltz. Facebook. com/Perseveranceact. Games at Seamon Park 3pm. Frisbee, catch, snacks, sun—how can you say no? Meet at the park. Age: teens Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317. The Little Mermaid Jr. 11am. $9/$7 children. Performed by Kids on Stage. Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. 8763080. Make Your Own Grandma Doll 2pm. $40 (parent and child team) includes materials. In this 3 hour workshop, designed for a parent-child team, we’ll begin with handmade muslin dolls. Ages 5+. Fiberflame Studio, Saugerties. 679-6132.

LITERARY & BOOKS Friends Used Book Sale 10am. Free admission, free parking. Join us in the community room (downstairs at the library) and on the lawn for our used book sale. Books are sorted and most range from $0.25 to $1. Sale runs from 10am to 5pm. This event is hosted by the Friends of the Library and all proceeds from book sale and snack bar benefit the Plattekill Public Library. Plattekill Library, Modena. 883-7286.

Tim McGraw 7:30pm. $81.25/$36. With Brantley Gilbert & Love and Theft Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388.

Jean Zimmerman & Koethi Zan 5pm. They will discuss their mysteries, The Never List and The Orphan Master, and the process of writing the contemporary and historical novel. Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook. 758-2665.

weyou 8pm. The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. (518) 671-6006.

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


Reading with Joe Gioia: The Guitar and the New World 4pm. The American guitar, that lightweight wooden box with a long neck, hourglass figure, and six metal strings, has evolved over five hundred years of social turmoil to become a nearly magical object—the most popular musical instrument in the world. The Golden Notebook, Woodstock. 679-8000.

Baam Bada House Music Parties 8pm-12am. Last Friday of every month. $5 includes a drink. Wherehouse, Newburgh. 561-7240.

THEATER A Musical Inspired by the Brooklyn Hero Supply Company 8pm. $30. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204. The Three Musketeers 8pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES DSLR Video Frontier: Multimedia Storytelling and Beyond Through July 28. Dave Anderson. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957. Swing Dance Workshops with Dorrie Boice 6:30-7:15pm. $15/$20 both. Role reversal: Come and learn how to do the other side of the dance. 7:15-8pm: 6 and 8 count swing dance moves for beginners. Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, Poughkeepsie. 471-1120.

SATURDAY 27 DANCE Another Tree Dance 8pm. $20. Created and performed by Karinne Keithley Syers in conversation with Sara Smith. Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper. 688-9893. Ballroom by Request 9-11pm. $12. Lesson 8pm-9pm. With Joe Donato & Julie Martin. Hudson Valley Dance Depot, Poughkeepsie. 204-9833. Sacred Circle Ritual Dance: Body Chanting, Moving Mandala, Sacred Geometry Dances 4pm. Fourth Saturday of every month. $20. You are invited to dance in community-traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, Near Eastern, and modern sacred circle dances. MaMa, Stone Ridge. (646) 633-8052. Swing Dance with Linda and Chester Freeman 8-11pm. $20. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock. 679-2079.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS Sixth Annual Otis Arts Festival 9am-3pm. Artisans and craftspeople with ceramics, fiber, water and oil paintings, photography, jewelry and many more. Farmington River Elementary School, Otis, MA. (413) 269-4674.

Rice and Beans Band 9pm. Pass the hat. The Rice and Bean Band play the Cafe for this first time. Don’t miss this great group of musicians. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699. Theo Bleckmann 8:30pm. The music of Kate Bush. Spiegeltent at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900. Rock Camp Session 2 Final Performance 12pm. Final concerts for New York School of Music’s award-winning Rock Camp USA are free and open to the public. The Chance, Poughkeepsie. 778-7594. The Henhouse Prowlers 8pm. $7. Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel. 583-8569. The Trapps 9pm. High Falls Cafe, High Falls. 687-2699. The Woodstock Concerts on the Green 1-5pm. Village Green, Woodstock.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS 82nd Annual Woodstock Library Fair: A Look Back 10am-5pm. Celebration of the library’s 100th birthday. Woodstock Library, Woodstock. 679-4693. Henry Knox’s Birthday 7-9pm. Watch the officers and soldiers of the 2nd and 3rd Continental Artillery Regiments completing the preparations for the move to Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781. The performers will interact with visitors as if they are from the period. New Windsor Cantonment, New Windsor. 561-1765 ext. 22.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Summer Nature Hike with Dave Holden and Rich Parisio 10am. $10. Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. 679-2079.

SPIRITUALITY Ashtar Interplanetary Guided Journey 2-4pm. $20/$15. A workshop and guided journey with Commander Aleon. Mirabai of Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-2100.

THEATER All’s Well That Ends Well 8pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. Hilary Chaplain: A Life in Her Day 8pm. $25/$20 members/$15 students. Unconventional and outrageously funny, "A Life In Her Day" is a wonderful mix of physical comedy and serious theatre about a Jewish woman chasing the elusive promises of happily ever after. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121. A Musical Inspired by the Brooklyn Hero Supply Company 8pm. $30. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.


Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream 12:30pm. $15/$5 children and students. Bring your own seating and blanket for this 90-minute performance of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy performed outside. The Mount, Lenox, MA.

Aztec Two-Step 8pm. $50/$35. Innovative folk/rock sound of the sixties into the 1970s and beyond. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (866) 666-6306.

The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204.

Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd 7pm. $50-$150. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388.

When the Lights Went Out July 28, 2pm. $40. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

Belleayre Festival Opera Bizet’s “Carmen” 8pm. $26-$76. Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount. (800) 942-6904.


Chabala, Gillick & Kramer 9pm. Blues. Landmark Inn, Warwick. 986-5444. Echoes of Sinatra 7:30pm. Featuring Steve Kazlauskas. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. The Flaming Meatballs 10pm. Blues. 12 Grapes Music and Wine Bar, Peekskill. (914) 737-6624. The Grand Slambovians 8pm. $25/$20. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-1955. Gustafer Yellowgold & Rachel Loshak 5pm. The Ritz Theater, Newburgh. 784-1199. Jazz at the Grille 5:30pm. $12/$10 members. Children are allowed. Millbrook Vineyards, Millbrook. 677-8383 ext. 21. Jonah Smith Band 7pm. Opener: Jason Myles Goss. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Keith Newman 8pm. Acoustic. Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville. 647-3000. Manhattan Transfer 8pm. $35-$75. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 644-9040. A Mind Body and Spirit Revolution: Sing, Drum, and Dance Party with Shaktipat 8pm. Fourth Saturday of every month. Ecstatic groove, drum circle, hypnotic kirtan, sacred space. MaMa, Stone Ridge. 687-8707. Miró String Quartet 8pm. Tannery Pond, New Lebanon. (888) 820-1696. A Portrait: Britten at Woodstock 6:30pm. Maverick’s 2013 Chamber Orchestra Concert. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. The Rev Tor Band 8pm. Jazz guitar and vocals. Castle Street Cafe, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-5244.

Animating the Still Photograph Through July 28. Robert Bowen. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. 679-9957. Collage Workshop 10am. $50/$40 members. Led by collage artist Marilyn Glass. Includes materials, but attendees should also bring objects and pictures representative of their lives, thoughts, and feelings. The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah. (914) 232-9555. Doody Calls 1-2pm. Fourth Saturday of every month. $10 nonmembers. Cloth diapering info sessions. Waddle n Swaddle, Poughkeepsie. 473-5952. Nude Landscape Workshop 10am. $150/$130 members/$450 series/$390 members series. Unison Arts Center, New Paltz. 255-1559. Origami Kingston 10:30am. Fourth Saturday of every month. Explore the art of Japanese paper folding with Anita Barbour. Ages five and up may attend. Kingston Library, Kingston. 331-0507.

SUNDAY 28 ART GALLERIES & EXHIBITS Curtain Call 1pm, 3pm. Last chance to see the exhibition installed in this formally-vacant factory space, with performance artist Andrea Bianconi reprising his "Postcard People" performance. Riverfront Factory, Peekskill. (914) 788-0100.

DANCE Dance Improvisation Jam with Music by Dean Sharp 5pm. Last Sunday of every month. $15 (some scholarships available). Improvising musician and soundscape artist Dean Sharp will play for open dancing. Hosted by the Hudson Valley Movement Improvisation Jam. Come dance with us! Listeners/ observers welcome. MaMa, Stone Ridge. 687-8890.

Square Dance 1-4pm. $5. Learn calls, patterns and the etiquette of Catskill Mountain square dance traditions. A special event presented in collaboration with Catskills Folk. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill. 254-5469.

Bradford Graves Sculpture Park

Salsa at the Apiegeltent 5pm. Lessons and dancing with Diane Lachtrupp and Johnny Martinez and Sensemaya. Spiegeltent at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

Bradford Graves devoted his life to working with one of the most primitive artistic mediums—stone. From now until the end of October in Kerhonkson, over 200 of his works, a permanent collection, are showcased in the park. Visitors can enjoy these thought-provoking creations for free, by appointment. Series like “The Mirror Can Crack a Stone,” a collection inspired by Thoreau, epitomize Graves’s style and occur throughout the park’s natural five-acre landscape. Joining the old with the new, the sculptures are reminiscent of ancient artifacts while taking on organic modern forms, making these works both reflective of the prehistoric world and Graves’s understanding of contemporary alchemy, physics, and philosophy. (845) 230-0521;

KIDS & FAMILY 2013 Family Day 11am. $5. Explore the wide world of music at the 2013 Family Day, where kids and families will have an opportunity to listen, dance, make instruments, and create music together. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922. Children & Families: Material Matters 1pm. Explore the collection and participate in an adventurous art-making activity. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 534-3115. The City That Drinks the Mountain Sky 4pm. Join us for a production by the Arm of the Sea Theatre. The City That Drinks the Mountain Sky is the epic story of NYC’s water supply in the elemental beauty of mask and puppet theatre. The outdoor event will take place at Cary East, 2917 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on, and drinking water. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook. 677-7600 ext. 121. Community Sing with Debbie Lan 3pm. $14/$10 membes/children and students half price. Debbie will teach part singing, harmonies, and rounds. Unison, New Paltz. 255-1559.

LITERARY & BOOKS Meet and Greet with Medea Benjamin 4pm. Political activist and Code Pink founder. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, New Paltz. 255-8300. Words Words Words Free, but $5 donation suggested. 3pm. 6th annual summer afternoon gatherings of Hudson Valley authors, reading from, and talking about their own work. Featured authors are Ina Claire Gabler, Robert and Johanna Titus, and Daphne Uviller. Maple Grove Historic Site, Poughkeepsie. 471-3248.

MUSIC Afternoon of Chamber Music 3pm. Featuring pianists Claudia Hu, Helen Shen and Doris Lee performing keyboard concerti by J.S. Bach, Mozart and Beethoven with string quartet. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 454-3388. Bicentennial Commemoration of Composer Giuseppe Verdi 2pm. $35/$30 seniors/$15 students. Featuring a gala program of arias and duets by gifted opera singers with commentary about Verdi’s life and art by soprano Carmela Altamura. Altamura Center for the Arts, Jewett. (518) 622-0070. Britten in Britain 4pm. Escher String Quartet. Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. 679-8217. Mary Chapin Carpenter and Marc Cohn 8pm. Singer/songwriters. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT. (203) 438-5795. The Mine Project: Dada Spill Mau Schoettle and Kate Hamilton and a host of other artists, animators, actors, fisherman, makers, and sound producers collaborate. Century House Historical Society, Rosendale. 658-9900. Music Together Family Concert 1pm. $10. All proceeds will benefit the Ulster County Office for the Aging Meals on Wheels program. Rosendale Recreation Center, Rosendale. 658-9347. Robert Randolph & The Family Band 7:30pm. $83/$63. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. (866) 666-6306. Sergey Taneyev: Oresteia 3pm. $30/$60/$70/$90. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900. Sunday Brunch: Erik Lawrence Quartet 11am-2pm. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970.

OPEN HOUSES/PARTIES/BENEFITS Guided Walking Tour of Main Street 2pm. $3/children free. Hurley Reformed Church, Hurley. 331-4121.

OUTDOORS & RECREATION Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association Swim Test 5:30pm. $20 + $3 pool admission. Moriello Pool, New Paltz. Wild Plants of Mohonk Preserve 9:30am-noon. With herbalist Aleese Cody. Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz.

SPIRITUALITY Erica’s Monthly Spiritual Pregnancy & Adoption Circle 6pm. Fourth Sunday of every month. A group for currently-pregnant or adoptive mothers-to-be to help awaken the relationship between you and your child. Together, we will explore and practice ways to intuitively connect with your children. Reservations required Wyld Acres, New Paltz. 255-5896.

The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204.


The Three Musketeers 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.

Pars Fore Purrs 4th Annual Mid Hudson Animal Aid Golf Tournament 11:30am. $160/$50 dinner only. Charity golf tournament benefits Mid Hudson Animal Aid, a free-range, no kill cat sanctuary in Beacon. Dutchess Golf Club, Poughkeepsie. 831-4321.



All That Jazz 9am. $250. Through August 10. Young musicians in grades 6-8 will enjoy an immersive experience in jazz, from music instruction, solo and ensemble work, to jazz history and specialty classes. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. (866) 781-2922.

King Lear 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.

Ashokan Guitar Camp $675/$575 no lodging. Through August 1. Ashokan Music and Dance Camps. Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. 657-8333.

MONDAY 29 KIDS & FAMILY Junior History Club 11am. $120. Recommended for children 9-13, this week-long, drop-off program gives kids the chance to live and love history on their own terms. Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown. (518) 537-4240. SAM Camp: Summer Science Camp for Girls 8:30am. $350. A science and math summer camp for girls entering grades 6-9. Campers will spend a week with teachers, engineers, and scientists learning why science and math are fun, exciting, and how they lead to rewarding careers. Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie. 462-4200.

LECTURES & TALKS Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves 4pm. $22/$20 members. Prominent historian Henry Wiencek shares his thorough examination of the dark side of this founding father. The Mount, Lenox, MA. (413) 551-5100.

MUSIC Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens 8:30pm. $25. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.



A Musical Inspired by the Brooklyn Hero Supply Company 2 and 7:30pm. $30. Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie. 437-5599.

Shanti Darshanam Yoga Study and Teacher Training Level 1 Through August 16. Shanti Mandir, Walden. 778-1008.

The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204. The Three Musketeers 7pm. $27-$55. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison.


FILM Free Movie Tuesdays: The Magic Flute 8:30pm. Ingmar Bergman’s film of Mozart’s opera sung in Swedish tells the story of Tamino’s (Josef Köstlinger) adventures as he tries to rescue a beautiful princess (Irma Urrila) from the clutches of the vengeful Queen of the Night (Brigit Nordin). PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham. (518) 392-6121.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Healing Steps Support Group 5pm. Last Tuesday of every month. Join in to encourage patients, family members, and caregivers emotionally and spiritually through all steps of wound healing Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 876-3001.

KIDS & FAMILY Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth 3:30pm. $15/$5 children. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900.

MUSIC Todd Rundgren 8pm. $44.50/$34.50. Contemporary music. The Egg, Albany. (518) 473-1061.

SPIRITUALITY Sound Healing: Divine Light Activation with Himalayan Bowls played by Suzy Meszoly Last Tuesday of every month, 7:30pm. $15-$25. The Himalayan bowls have the dynamic power of creating a unifying energetic field, allowing for the integration of human experience without judgment and without fear. MaMa, Stone Ridge. 616-0860.

THEATER Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream 6pm. $15/$5 children and students. Bring your own seating and blanket for this 90-minute performance of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy performed outside. The Mount, Lenox, MA.

KIDS & FAMILY Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth 3:30pm. $15/$5 children. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-onHudson. 758-7900. Family Fun Night: Dan Liebel’s Reptiles 2pm. Learn about and see live, scaly, cold-blooded creatures. All ages. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317. Personal Time Capsule 3pm. Stuff everything that represents you into a capsule, then open it in a few years. Remember to bring things like stories you’ve written, the lyrics to your favorite song, the ticket stub to a movie you really liked, etc. Ages: teens. Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties. 246-4317.

LITERARY & BOOKS Storytelling with Janet Carter 7pm. Special guest Ron Soopyla will share classic stories. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties. 246-5775.

MUSIC Kristen Cappolino 6pm. Part of the free Kingtson Music in the Parks series. Dietz Stadium, Kingston. 334-3914. Ron Oswanski Quartet 7pm. An evening of lyrical Post-Bop featuring John Abercrombie, John Patitucci, Clarence Penn, and Tim Ries. The Falcon, Marlboro. 236-7970. Sergey Taneyev: Oresteia 3pm. $30/$60/$70/$90. A trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus which concerns the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 758-7900.

THEATER All’s Well That Ends Well 7pm. $27-$55. One of the Bard's "problem plays." Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel, Garrison. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers $20-$60. This world premiere musical comedy from country singer-songwriter Lori Fischer. Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. (518) 346-6204.



Father Knows Best


his month’s article is from the “too scary to think about” file. One problem with this particular genre is that it leads most people into shutdown or mindless diversion mode just when what’s most necessary is to stay awake and pay attention. These days, it’s a thick file. Everything we hear about of any relevance tends to be so overwhelming that one’s nervous system goes into overload. This is a fundamentally spiritual issue. I say this recognizing that most definitions of spiritual ignore politics and social justice issues, though what I mean is that how we respond to difficult situations has everything to do with one’s relationship to existence, and one’s relationship to truth. That is spiritual if anything is. Recently we learned that federal agencies are still spying on our e-mail, phones, and credit card statements. Under the new, improved version of the New World Order, headed by a constitutional lawyer—Barack Obama—the administration went to the FISA court to get approval for its plans to, once again, spy on everyone and everything. Under the new, improved Internet, that meant direct access to the servers of Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and 50 other services that we use all the time. The story began with the revelation last week that Verizon was handing over phone records to the NSA. We were told that these were just the records of calls, not the content of the calls. On Thursday, I spoke with William Schaap, who was my editor at Covert Action Quarterly, and he explained that phone records are a lot more meaningful than they may seem on the surface. He has had people from the NSA explain to him that just based on someone’s calling record, their whole life pattern can be discerned: What time they wake up, when they go to bed, who they talk to and for how long, how much alcohol they drink (repeated one-digit misdials are considered evidence of being drunk), and many other details even before there was GPS capability on telephones. The Internet and the ubiquitous use of credit cards has multiplied the government’s surveillance capacity. Acts of Conscience As sometimes happens these days, one person, a former NSA contractor named Edward Snowden, had documents exposing the behavior of the government and was willing to risk his life to come forward and tell us what was happening. Snowden was working under the NSA for a company owned by the Carlyle Group—the Bush family business. He didn’t have a formal education (his highest degree was a GED). He was one of those people who is a born “IT genius,” in the words of a close friend of his who I saw interviewed. Snowden gave up his cushy $200,000-a-year job, a loving, hotter-than-hot girlfriend, and a life in Hawaii to exile himself in Hong Kong. He understands that he could be “rendered” by the CIA; that is, abducted and taken to a secret location and tortured, face life in solitary confinement, or even the death penalty. He did all of this to get the truth out and put it to the American people to decide what they want to do with this knowledge. 130 PLANET WAVES CHRONOGRAM 7/13

Snowden joins the ranks of Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, and Tim DeChristopher as people willing to personally intervene not just with a protest or a statement but by exposing the truth or stopping injustice. It’s interesting that some talking heads on the left and the right are defending the surveillance; some are calling Snowden crazy, a glory seeker, delusional, a liar, and a traitor—only occasionally referencing the possibility that what he did was an act of conscience. I have no reason to believe that he’s someone other than who he says he is. As John Steinbeck noted, the truth occasionally gets into the newspaper. As far as I can tell, Snowden saw something happening that he knew was wrong, and was willing to give his life for his country. One common theme of both Manning’s trial and that of DeChristopher is that they were not allowed to use a defense that demonstrated that what they did was an act of conscience. It’s as if conscience itself is being prohibited—one’s individual right, privilege, and authority to distinguish right from wrong, and act on that determination. If we’re not supposed to be surprised that the surveillance is happening, the American government should not be so surprised that people have been willing to give their lives to stop it, given the hundreds of thousands of patriotic people who have been willing to risk life, limb, irradiation, brain trauma, and psychological damage by going to Afghanistan and Iraq. I would note that the wars, the Patriot Act, and the massive expansion of the national security state were all the result of 9/11, still regarded as sacrosanct as a purported miracle. What we know for sure is that trillions of dollars have been handed over to military suppliers such as Halliburton and Carlyle Group, and their countless contractors and subcontractors, all to pay for the resulting “defense” and “security” related activities. When someone blows the whistle on the NSA spying on the public, it’s not somebody’s honor, career, reputation, or even criminal liability that’s the threat. Rather, it’s that ocean of money. Intrusion as Love We might ask why there is so much emphasis on spying on individual people. The ruse, of course, is that it “prevents terrorism.” Many people actually believe that they are safer for having their life pried into, a belief that begs for psychological analysis. The docility with which this is tacitly permitted, or ignored, all in the name of safety, describes issues on the parts of the spies and those spied on that need to be addressed in therapy but rarely are. I’ve said many times—referencing political theorists of the 1960s and 1970s—that the personal is political; that there is no private life that is not influenced or even determined by some larger public life. The history of modern psychology includes discussions connecting the government to what Wilhelm Reich called the “authoritarian mini-state,” the family. We are nearly all raised in a family system where everything is known about us and where we get to know very little about our environment. People know things about us to which we’re

not even privy. As a child, one cannot see one’s own school records, and now as adults, we’re even told we cannot see our own medical records. The FBI keeps records on many people and we don’t get to see them—unless we take the risk of requesting them and calling attention to ourselves. These experiences prepare us for life in society, a life that is fundamentally abusive and invasive. When people become mature adults and claim their personal space and their autonomy, this involves the overthrow of family tyranny and coming to terms with the tyranny of corporate authority, though this is rare. Most of the time, we remain subject to strict parenting in the form of being policed by official authorities or marrying someone who takes the place of our parents. These authorities have what you might call boundary issues—they know no limits. The child internalizes the behaviors of the dominant authority figure as guilt and shame. This leads to problems with intimacy and isolation later in life. The child also learns to see the intrusion as an expression of love and concern from the authority figures. To compensate, the child projects the feelings of shame and guilt onto others—then engages in intrusive behaviors to show love. This is the root of “If you’re not jealous, you don’t really love me.” In some situations, the problems with intimacy, shame and intrusion become so extreme that the person suffering from them “needs” an emotionally external object on which to displace these conflicts—something like the state and the public. Victims of the worst abuse often become the worst abusers, acting out their authority issues as taking power over others or an entire population. Most of the people they act out on themselves have unresolved pain from family intrusion, and the process cycles to the spot where it is now. In this kind of compromised environment, particularly one that’s been weakened further by extremes of fear (lately of domestic terrorists, school shooters, Muslims, and of government intrusion), government surveillance can proliferate and few will object. And the person who calls it out can seem crazy to many who have not questioned any of this. Carl Jung said that the role of the father was to limit and block impulses—sexual and otherwise. The father’s role in Jung’s view is to set up a situation where the only thing that’s to be trusted is imposed from outside. Given that so much of what is communicated privately on the Internet is sexual in nature, the presence of the government can be seen as an overwhelming external limit placed on what is appropriate to say, feel, or do. Because most people feel guilty about sexual pleasure, the limiting presence feels like it belongs there—it’s an extension of their own desire to limit their impulses, conveniently imposed from outside. What we are seeing with the NSA eavesdropping is not merely the result of technology, though technology is often what sets the limit on what can happen (of which there is apparently none today). Neither is it the result of an authentic need for a benevolent authority to guard the perimeter. Even crows have lookouts stationed around fields, and deer warn one another of an invasive presence in a forest. Everyone understands that there is some legitimate need for the government to watch the boundaries and be alert to invasion and betrayal. The problem we are facing is when a legitimate need is confused with a totally illegitimate abuse of power. In a column in the Guardian from last November, Naomi Wolf describes a British reality show called “Cheaters.” Its premise: Someone suspects they are being cheated on by their spouse or partner. They report their “case” to the show and if accepted, the program pays for a private eye and makes a spectacle of the bust. Wolf comments: “You could not dream up a piece of pop culture better designed to normalize the surveillance society. What is alarming is how directly the series models a blurring, or mission creep, from television surveillance into inviting ordinary citizens to accept and even embrace the role of surveillance and spying in their daily private lives.” Most people don’t have the budget to hire a private investigator and have to suffice with DIY prying into e-mail accounts, and their chat history, installing cameras in someone’s private space, or relying on reports from lookout crows who keep an eye on things around town. You can buy apps that retrieve deleted chats from someone’s phone. No matter how “normalized” or “commonplace” it may be, living in an environment of ubiquitous surveillance, it’s still a sign of cultural and individual sickness. And it’s never, ever for a friendly purpose. All of the most repressive regimes in history start their projects by regulating the most private affairs of people, keeping files on individuals, and fomenting mistrust. When you don’t know who might turn on you, everyone is a potential enemy—and in that situation, it’s easy for the corporate state to rule everything. Under this plan, it becomes the only place you have to turn for comfort, cold though it may be. Meanwhile, as you watch this story go by, notice how you feel about your relationship to your parents and early caregivers. As you watch pundits and politicians spout their ideas, I suggest you ask whether they’ve addressed their family baggage and therefore whether they have even the faintest hope of clarity on this issue and everything that it represents. Think of it as a vast family drama—where father supposedly knows best.


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Planet Waves Horoscopes ARIES (March 20-April 19) It’s unusual that you can truly focus your energy inwardly, though that is where the planets are guiding you. Plenty of what you consider inward is rather worldly, involved with people, places, and things. You now have an opportunity to subtract all of those external influences and go to a new depth of self-understanding. Take the time to do this in a meaningful way. You don’t need the opinions of others, and their presence is likely to distract you from the significant matters at hand. While you’re embarking on an extended phase where your most dependable source of wisdom will come from you, the present moment is especially rich with information and a new kind of curiosity. You have the chance to get to the bottom of some deep insecurities. Normally you address these by reaching out to the people around you, or distracting yourself with activity. Yet that never really answers your question. While you may not get answers over the next few weeks, you will be able to focus your deepest questions in a meaningful way and set an agenda for yourself. Good questions are more important than answers because they will challenge you to be creative about your own most intimate thoughts. I will say this: You’re a different person when you feel safe and when you do not. Feeling safe allows you to get a handle on surface level material, and thus go deeper. Yet that doesn’t happen very often, and now the door is wide open.

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In much the way homes of many earlier eras were oriented in design on the hearth or the kitchen, the way to organize your life is from the center outward. To do this you’ll first need to determine what the center is. I will give you a clue: It’s the place where the heat is coming from. It’s also related to the theme, activity, or mission you keep coming back to, even if you’ve made other plans. Said yet another way, it’s where you reach for the sensation of home on our wild, unpredictable world Earth. This is a powerful spot in your consciousness. There’s a chance that your commitment and passion may be veiled by layers of emotional material—denial, guilt, shame, or some form of uneasiness. None of those can stop you, and it would be helpful if you make peace with that and therefore take away some or all of the power that those feelings seem to have. You have a right to devote yourself to what matters, and I suggest being vigilant toward anyone who would try to deny you that, or who has done so in the past. This may be a complicated scenario, involving the influence of one or both parents, their relationship and certain factors in the family environment. Then there is the sex connection. How do you really feel about the sex that you offer to others as a gesture of service, of your own free will? You now have a bold invitation to claim that as your birthright.

GEMINI (May 20-June 21) Both Jung and Freud associated money with one’s relationship to one’s parents. They had different ideas, but suggested that we look to unresolved material with mom and/or dad when it comes to understanding our relationship to money. Your astrology is saying as much this month. You seem to be on a quest to step outside the constraints that are imposed on children, who are powerless to manifest wealth of their own and must always depend upon their caregivers. Once those caregivers are out of the picture, we either find our independence or we end up putting others into that role, which in a society dominated by money amounts to the power over whether we eat or not; that is the power of life and death. If you wonder why people are so weird about money, and why they treat it like the only power they ever had, exploring this line of discussion may offer you some insight. There’s also the question of whether we feel we’re “worth” anything—worthy of love, worthy of decent work, deserving of having an influence; that theme will offer you plenty, because the question is up for resolution. The thing to remember in all of this is that you’re not a child. You are an adult with a fair amount of influence over how you feel about yourself, and over your own prospects for success (and the two are intimately related). I suggest you commit yourself to not allowing any petty hangups to get between you and profound, meaningful, smashing success.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Jupiter has entered your birth sign for the first time in 12 years, hinting not just at some relief from the out-of-control feeling that’s permeated your life for so long, but also opening the way to some significant breakthroughs. This is describing an atmosphere where many unusual successes are possible. Take a little time to get used to the new environment you’re in. Feel your presence in the world in a new way. As you decide what you want, remember how much you know, and put that knowledge to work. If you have any doubts, they will be in the face of an abundance of information and opportunity rather than a lack. Everything is always possible, but sometimes certain unlikely things are right within reach, and you’re in one of those moments. One key is making sure that you set plans in motion at the right time. There is no rush. Initially, certain developments will come to you rather than you having to go to them. No matter how big or how promising your endeavor, consider the timing and the details carefully. Listen to your intuition and trust what it tells you. Mercury will be retrograde in your sign between June 26 and July 20. This is a natural moment to pause, to feel, and to make some observations. Let the retrograde work itself out before diving into anything new and different. Important information is forthcoming around the 20th, and you won’t want to leave home without it.

Planet Waves Horoscopes LEO (July 22-August 23) You are not clueless. Far from it, though you may be spending some days walking around feeling like there’s a lot you don’t know. That’s almost always true. What’s especially true now is that most of that information is available. It’s just that to access it, you’ll need to use some unusual measures—the kind that might not be considered empirical or scientific. One might be a sense of certainty that gradually works its way into your thoughts. Another might be discovering that you have the answer to every question you pose, as long as you stop and listen to yourself. Asking others or seeking information outside yourself might confuse you, especially if people you care about tell you that what you’re saying or thinking seems like “too much.” If there’s a “problem” with being creative or having big ideas, it’s that there’s always someone with smaller ideas ready to tell you that yours are too extravagant. Therefore, be careful who you talk to about what you’re thinking, learning, or discovering, because as powerful as it is, humans are susceptible to negative suggestions. Along the same line, I suggest you back off of being too encouraging or supportive of projects that are not truly your own, or that you at least have a significant personal investment in. Rather, be a source of inspiration and courage to the people you’re directly involved with, who will trust what you think, feel, and say, and who will value your significant contribution.

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VIRGO (August 23-September 22) Among the many changes that come into your life include you stepping out in a bold new way, taking responsibility for your community and helping co-create your world in some special ways. Yet at the same time you seem to want to hide, to be invisible, to make sure that as few people as possible know who you are. It looks like you want to be counted on, but you’re not sure about the commitment. You might have the notion that you don’t really want any unusual responsibilities, or to take any special risks. Yes, Virgo is one of the astrological masters of the inner paradox. Fortunately you have a few weeks to work this out, and make a commitment to yourself before things get really interesting. Here’s the thing to bear in mind: The astrology that’s guiding you out of your shell is a lot more powerful than the aspects that are drawing you back in. Plus, the thing about hiding out and not committing yourself to things you’re passionate about is more about your childhood than it is about your present life. Remember that there were some people who were threatened by how bold you could be, and others who set the example of how to be that outstanding person. So if you feel the impulse to be less, ask yourself who you’re trying to impress. If you feel the impulse to be more, to be free and to be truly alive, remember who your examples were—and who they are today.

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LIBRA (September 22-October 23) It looks like you’re ready to make some impressive career moves. I suggest that you not count on luck, no matter how lucky you’re feeling. I know there is a time and a place to “not trust your own strength,” and I don’t want to get in the way of your relationship to your higher power. However, my reading of your solar chart says that this is a time to think for yourself, and that means making decisions. The very most significant among them is what you want to do with your talent. This is partly about what topic and field of life you want to be exploring, and more to the point, it’s about who and what you want to serve. You’ve long outgrown your professional life being self-serving. Yes, on one level this is about your success and making your way in the world. Yet now you’re at the intersection where your higher calling is to work in the public benefit, in a way that’s genuinely productive for the planet and for the community. If something doesn’t meet those qualifications, it’s probably not going to feel satisfying. What you need in your work is the feeling of family—both working with one and serving one. This is less like the mom and dad kind of family and more like the cool uncle kind of family. The difference is that you have more freedom and you’re recognized for who you are rather than who others think you should be. And that is a big distinction.


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SCORPIO (October 23-November 22) Many developments—in astrology and life, which illustrate one another—will help you feel a lot better about the present, and guide you to focus on the future. It seems that the past has been heavier than usual in recent seasons since Saturn entered your sign. Saturn often brings the pressure to get right with yourself, and to find your true direction—something that’s not especially easy amidst the chaos of the world as we know it. Yet help is on the way. Saturn stations direct in your sign this month, offering you the opportunity to use what you’ve learned and avoid making the same mistakes twice. Jupiter ingressed Cancer on June 25, which will help you shift your orientation from involvements with others to considering what you want to do with your life. You need to feed your vision of what is possible, and vow to never allow yourself to be drawn into a situation that is defined by boredom, pettiness, or the mere obsession with money ever again. In the weeks and months ahead, you’re likely to discover that you have the capacity not just for a spiritual level of consciousness, but also to live as if that were the one thing that’s the most true about you. All together, you will be able to apply some healing balm to the places in your life where you have been aching. That may be enough to get you into a place where you’re driven by passion, curiosity, and a risk worth taking. 7/13 CHRONOGRAM PLANET WAVES 133

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 22) Your ability to make contact with others runs in cycles. Yes, Sagittarius is supposed to be the one-pointed arrow of determination, though that has an unusual way of going off in unusual directions where the deepest layers of intimacy are concerned. You know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible because you cycle there fairly regularly. Then you can enter some other realm, and what was possible then seems impossible and even strange to consider. Jupiterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ingress into the house in your chart associated with intimacy and emotional contact will help stabilize this aspect of your life for a while. The cycles will, at least, slow down, or youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll become aware of a much larger pattern that you sometimes lose sight of. One topic you can focus on is your capacity to receive. This is one of those edgy issues for many people in our nourishment-deprived societyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and it can be frustrating when people are offering you something you want that, for deeply personal reasons, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel capable of taking in. So, first, practice receiving. Accept what is offered to you without condition. Stretch your capacity to receive, which will challenge you to feel like you deserve the love thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being sent your way. Notice how you respond when someone offers you the sex you want: observing that one facet of your emotional patterning will tell you a lot about yourself. One thing to be aware of: the more you open up, the more you will be drawn to bolder, deeper adventures. Get clear with yourself, and whether thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something you really want.

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One theme of recent years is whether people can take your intensity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like you try to come on so strongâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I would guess youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done a fair amount of toning yourself down, though to little avail. Pluto working through your birth sign coupled with Uranus cooking the home and security angle of your chart sometimes comes with the sensation that you live in a microwave oven. You need people in your life who have a large perspective. You need people whose wisdom exceeds the petty worries that so many obsess over and that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so easy for you to obsess over. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dawning in your chart is the ability to recognize such a person when you see him or her. You might think that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible that you could ever have a meeting as equals with someone who can see life through a very large lens. I suggest you ask yourself why that would be, assuming itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true. How do you respond when someone who is actually offering you something, someone who is generous and protective, shows up? In particular, the question of trust is one to focus on. You may be concerned that anyone who can offer you something can also take it away. That may be more power than you want to give over to anyone, though if you want to exchange with others in a meaningful way, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to address that questionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which falls under the general rubric of trust. Now for the last question: When you have good reasons to trust, how do you respond?


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Being born under the sign Aquarius includes a sappy, sentimental side that can at times compete with your ability to turn nearly anything into an abstract concept. This would matter less were you not concerned which aspect of yourself is â&#x20AC;&#x153;rightâ&#x20AC;? or the real you. Behind this little controversy is your awareness of a form of intelligence you can trust. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neither abstract nor sentimental; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s equally emotional and intellectual but in truth, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beyond both. That intelligence is telling you something now; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pointing you to a potential focus of devotion and sharing that may in many ways defy reason. When you follow this wavelength of wisdom, things tend to go well for you. You possess a depth of understanding that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to explain, a quality that others trust about you. But closer to home, this is something that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re learning to trust about yourself. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a purpose to the social consciousness, the idealism and quest for applied intelligence of Aquarius, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about the purpose of community: nourishment and healing. These are the areas of life where you seem destined to take on a leadership role. Humanity is a family, though it rarely treats itself as such. Your presence can get that quality moving wherever you go, particularly where you work. Do not be shy about setting the example. Even if it seems a little strange to people, count on the fact that nearly everyone is starving and thirsting for a world in which we actually take care of one another.

PISCES (February 19-March 20) I reckon the past month has been a nonstop frenzy with so much activity blowing through Gemini. However, with Jupiterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move into Cancer (where it will spend one year), youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re being invited into some bold new adventuresâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ones that neither you nor I can predict. There will be many turns of the story of your life over the next 12 months, not just unusual ones, but of a kind youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never experienced. It looks like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re about to slip into the full stream of our weird, beautiful moment in timeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that is to say, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re about to be dealt into the game of life in a whole new way. I suggest taking two things along. One is your skill at pleasure-seeking. Rather than the mindless or diversion kind of pleasure, this is about bringing your passion to everyone and everything in our tired world. The other is the awareness that your wisdom and creativity are things that you can gamble on. You can take larger risks than you think because you have unusual spiritual resources to draw on. You always do, but Jupiterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move into Cancer is one of the best things that can happen to a Pisces, especially the way the rest of the sky is set up. Remember that your life is not a matter of either/ or at this point, of giving up one thing for another. This is a moment when you can have it all, though I suggest starting with what you want to create the very most.

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Regional Healthcare Associates is pleased to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Lucal to our physician group practice. Dr. Lucal has been practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology for over 13 years. She is Board Certified in the specialty and also earned Fellow status in OB/GYN in 2007. Dr. Lucal is a Connecticut native who, prior to starting with RHA, developed her skills in OB/GYN by serving as an active duty physician (in OB/GYN) at Fort Drum, NY. In 2008, she deployed to Iraq serving as the Battalion Surgeon for an Army Combat Unit. Upon honorable discharge from the Army, Dr. Lucal started an OB/GYN office for a large medical center in Northern New York. During this time frame she decided to transfer her love of the job to the Sharon Hospital community where she can be closer to her family. Dr. Lucal enjoys all aspects of OB/GYN but does have special interests in high risk obstetrics, minimally invasive GYN surgery, menopause and infertility. She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology as well as the Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

Elizabeth Lucal, MD, FACOG |

Specializing in Obstetrics & Gynecology, High Risk Obstetrics, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Infertility & Menopause. Empowering Women to Understand Their Health & Make Informed Decisions.

Dr. Lucal is pleased to start full time and will divide her office time between TriState Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services (Sharon OB/GYN) and New Milford OB/GYN while performing all surgeries and deliveries at Sharon Hospital. Dr. Lucal is accepting new patients at TriState Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services, 50 Amenia Road, Sharon, CT & New Milford OB|GYN, 2 Old Park Lane, New Milford, CT.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 860.354.9321.

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