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Contents contents

Summer Fun Calendar begins

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Columbia County Bounty & Taste of Columbia County Bounty Go Regional

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Bellayre Music Festival Celebrates Its 20th Season

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Photography Made Easy: Capturing the Fleeting Fun of Summer by Joel Weisbrod No Wall Flower by Nicole Ashey

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Summer Palette Calendar begins

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Live on Stage Calendar begins

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Spotlight on Tivoli

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Tivoli Day

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Sounds of Summer Calendar begins

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Take the Kids Calendar begins

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An Essay in Photos: Summer by Jen Kiaba

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Readings, Signings & Screenings Calendar begins

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Bright Green Valley Calendar begins

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Miscellaneous Calendar begins

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hudson valley

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Contributors: Nicole Ashey Jen Kiaba

a publication of

P.O. Box 178 Red Hook, NY 12571 845-546-3051

Jim Gibbons: Publisher jgibbons@hvrising.com Heather Gibbons: Creative Director calendarhog@hvrising.com Contents ©2011 Rising Tide Communications, LLC No portion may be reproduced in whole or in part without the express written permission of the publisher

Joel Weisbrod

Special Thanks: Robin Bruno Brian Cranna Brian Sweeney Hudson Valley Bounty On the Cover: Sailing photograph by Jen Kiaba, a Rhinebeck-based photographer specializing in portraiture and fine art. Her work has been featured on book covers, as well as both regional and national magazines. See more of Jen’s work at jenkiabaphotography.com


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BARDSUMMERSCAPE

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“A hotbed of intellectual and aesthetic adventure.” (New York Times)

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

Opera

Bard Music Festival

DIE LIEBE DER DANAE

Twenty-Second Season

By Richard Strauss

SIBELIUS AND HIS WORLD

American Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Leon Botstein Directed by Kevin Newbury

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

Production design by Rafael Viñoly and Mimi Lien

sosnoff theater July 29 – August 7

Dance TERO SAARINEN COMPANY Choreography by Tero Saarinen Westward Ho! Wavelengths HUNT

sosnoff theater July 7 – 10

Theater

August 12–14 and 19–21

Film Festival BEFORE AND AFTER BERGMAN: THE BEST OF NORDIC FILM Thursdays and Sundays July 14 – August 18

Spiegeltent

CABARET and FAMILY FARE July 8 – August 21

THE WILD DUCK By Henrik Ibsen

Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin

theater two July 13 –24

Operetta BITTER SWEET

Music and libretto by Noël Coward Conducted by James Bagwell Directed by Michael Gieleta

theater two August 4 – 14

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW 845-758-7900 fishercenter.bard.edu


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summer Photos L to R: Swing, photo by Mary Ann Glass; Wau Wau Sisters, detail of photo by Don Spiro; Tero Saarinen in HUNT. Photo by Marita Liulia; Garden walk, Hidden Gardens of Spencertown; Mary Chapin Carpenter performs at Bellayre Music Festival and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival this summer.

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27th Powerhouse Theater Season

Powerhouse Theater, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Through July 31: The season includes new plays by Patricia Wettig and Rob Handel on the Mainstage; three Martel Musicals by Steven Sater & Duncan Sheik, Gabriel Kahane & Seth Bockley, a bio-musical about composer Bert Berns; two Inside Look workshops by David Solomon and Seth Zvi Rosenfeld; a special musical presentation by singer/songwriter Dar Williams, as well as readings by Mattie Brickman, Joanna Murray-Smith, Mona Mansour, John Patrick Shanley, among others. Tickets: prices vary; Season subscriptions available. Information: http://powerhouse.vassar.edu

Air Shows

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, 9 Norton Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday & Sunday, through October 16, museum opens at 10 a.m.; airshow starts at 2 p.m.: Pioneer and barnstorming airplanes featured on Saturday (WWI Airplanes also perform); WWI Airplanes featured on Sunday (barnstorming and pioneer airplanes also perform). Special season events include: 7/9, “United Octogenarians Day”; 7/17, “British Car Day”; 7/30, “Spirit of St. Louis Day”; 8/3, “Open Cockpit Day”; 8/13-8/14, “Artists-Authors-Photographers Weekend”; 8/20, fundraiser for new gift shop and restroom; 8/21, “World War One Day”; 8/27, “Pioneer Aircraft Day”. Admission: $20; $15 teens (13-17); $5 juniors (6-12 and Scouts in uniform); free, kids 5 and under. Information: 845.752.3200; http://www.oldrhinebeck.org

Hidden Gardens of Spencertown: Celebrating the Art of the Garden

Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY 12165 Saturday, June 25, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: “Town & Country Gardens” is the theme for this year’s tour which offers self-guided tours of six

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unique and special gardens chosen for the artistic and horticultural excellence. The day begins with a breakfast lecture at 9:30 a.m. entitled, “At Home in the 365-Day Garden” by noted author/garden blogger Margaret Roach. She will describe her own gardening journey, and sign copies of her new memoir, “And I Shall Have Some Peace There.” In addition, there will be a special exhibition at Spencertown Academy Arts Center, “Gardens: Found & Constructed,” featuring the work of artists Nancy Beal, Susan Benarcik, and Gai Giles. Tickets: $25-$250 Information: http://spencertownacademy.org/garden.htm

Celebrate America Weekend

Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Sat. & Sun., July 2 & 3: Saturday’s family-oriented, bring-a-picnic twilight concert features a “Salute to America” by the Columbia Festival Ragtime Band and takes place at 7:30 p.m. on a spacious lawn at the fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Sunday’s “Family Fun Fest” begins at 3 p.m. and includes free kiddie rides, a climbing wall, hay maze, Fuddi-Duddy the Clown, pony rides, food, and fireworks. Tickets: Concert: $15 advance/$20 gate, kids 12 and under, free; Fun Fest: $5/person ages 13 & up; $15/carload. Kids 12 and under, free. Information: http://www.columbiafair.com

Bellayre Music Festival

181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount, NY 12441 July 3-September 3: Annual festival featuring live performances of everything from folk to rock, opera to classical, Broadway, dance and jazz. This year’s line up includes: K.D. Lang and The Siss Boom Bang on 7/3; Creedence Clearwater Revisited on 7/16; KJ Denhert on 7/29; Clint Black on 8/23; Mary Chapin Carpenter on 8/20 and much more! Tickets: Price vary, lawn tickets always $25. Information: http://www.belleayremusic.org continued on page 7 g


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Demolition Derby and Megasaurus Car Crusher

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, July 2, 7 p.m.: Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Food court open. Tickets: $10; $5 children 5 years and under Information: http://www.dutchessfair.com

4th of July Great American Celebration

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, July 4, gates, 4 p.m., show, 8 p.m.: The Hudson Valley Philharmonic performs with special musical guests. Fireworks set to live orchestra. Plus, rides and games for the kids, food vendors and more. Tickets: $12 gate; $8 advance; under 12, free; or, $45 carload/$35 advance Information: http://www.dutchessfair.com

An Old-Fashioned Independence Day

Clermont State Historic Site, One Clermont Ave., Germantown, NY 12526 Monday, July 4, 2-10 p.m.: 18th Century music and entertainment, food and the Saugerties fireworks display. Admission: $8/vehicle, $10 after 10 p.m. Information: 518.537.4240; http://www,friendsofclermont.org

Bard Summerscape 2011

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 July 7-August 21: Exploring the music and world of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, Bard SummerScape 2011 will present Richard Strauss’s opera Die Liebe der Danae, Tero Saarinen Dance Company, Henrik

Ibsen’s play The Wild Duck; Noël Coward’s operetta Bitter Sweet, a Nordic film festival, the ever-popular Speigeltent, and more. Tickets: Prices vary Information: http://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape/2011/

Hidden Gardens of Amenia

Four Brothers Pizza, 4957 Route 22, Amenia, NY 12501 Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Visit ten of Amenia’s hidden gardens. Hosted by The Garden Club of Amenia, proceeds are used to purchase bulbs for community residents and businesses to enhance the town. Rain or shine. Boxed lunches available at Churchill Gardens for $5. To meet the gardeners and purchase tickets in advance, there will be a free wine and cheese reception on Friday, July 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Meade Farm House at 224 Perry Corners Road. Tickets: $20; children, free Information: dking1066@optonline.net; http://www.ameniagardens.com

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, NY 12460 July 14-17: An award-winning festival featuring who’s who of bluegrass in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. This year’s performers include Sam Bush, Del McCoury, O’Brien Party of Seven, J.D. Crowe, SteelDrivers, Peter Rowan, Yonder Mountain, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, Crooked Still, Hillbenders, Lustre Kings, Red Stick Ramblers, Sweetback Sisters, and many others. Tickets: $30-$60 single day tickets; full festival tickets and camping available; advance purchase discounts. Information: http://www.greyfoxbluegrass.com continued on page 8 g


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Photos L to R: Crooked Still performs at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival; Fair goat, photo by Joel Weisbrod; maturing blueberries, photo source, wikimedia.com

Hudson. Water. Music. Series

Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, off Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Wednesdays, July 20-August 17, 6-9 p.m.: Outdoor summer music series featuring an eclectic mix of bands: 7/20, Sweet Soubrette and The Edna Project; 7/27, Hellvar and The Newborn Trio; 8/3 Mother Fletcher and Bongo Roots; 8/10, Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde and Yukari Roja; 8/17, Arborea and Szelrozsa. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic, or get a great dinner from one of the vendors. In case of rain, concerts will be held at Basilica Hudson, 110 Front Street. Information: http://hudsonwatermusic.com/schedule

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

44 County Route 7D, Hillsdale, NY 12529 July 22-24: A three-day community of folk music and dance with four stages hosting stars of the folk music scene. This year’s line up includes: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, The Honeycutters, Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Red Molly, Mary Gauthier, The Storycrafters and many others. Tickets: Fri. & Sun., $40; Sat., $50; discounts and full festival tickets available. Childre 12 and under free. Camping available. Information: http://www.falconridgefolk.com

Cavorting at the Colony Annual Open House

Millay Colony for the Arts, 454 East Hill Rd., Austerlitz, NY 12017 Saturday, July 23, 5-8 p.m.: Annual festival with open Artist studios, live music, food and drink. Sales of original art, signed books, and signed CDs. Food from Fleisher’s Grassfed & Organic Meats and Hawthorne Valley Farm. Wine from Hudson Wine Merchants and Hudson Chatham Winery. Tickets: $75; $35 for alumni Information: 518.392.4144; http://www.millaycolony.org

Inaugural Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival: Friends of the Farmer

Copake Country Club, 44 Golf Course Rd., Craryville, NY 12521 Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Celebrate the best of the Hudson Valley with a great day in the country for the whole family filled with food sampling and wine tastings, live music, “little farmer” kids activities - all in the spectacular setting of Copake Lake, New York. Participants will include farmers, vintners, microbrewers, specialty food producers, chefs and restaurateurs. The festival is being held in conjunction with the annual Taste of Hudson Valley Bounty Dinner. Festival tickets: $10; $20 families All Access Field Pass: $150, includes admission to taste of the farm; Taste of the Hudson Valley Bounty Dinner, and membership Information: http://www.friendsofthefarmer.com/hoot.html

NADA Hudson

Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.: The New Art Dealers and Basilica Hudson are pleased to announce NADA Hudson, a large scale exhibition featuring over 30 projects presented by NADA members and affiliates. NADA Hudson is not an art fair, but rather a site-specific project for the New Art Dealers Alliance, which will build upon the character of a historic venue in showcasing contemporary sculpture, installation and performance. NADA Hudson will occupy nearly 8,000 square feet of indoor space, a theatre space and well over 10,000 square feet of outdoor space. Free and open to the public. Information: http://www.newartdealers.org; http://basilicahudson.com/events

Blueberry Festival

Old Austerlitz, Route 22, Austerlitz, NY 12017 Sunday, July 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: This annual festival kicks off with a Blueberry Pancake Breakfast from 9-11:30 a.m. Also featured are early 19th Century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and entertainment for kids. Plus, blueberries galore! Tickets: $6/adult; kids under 12, free. Breakfast, $6/$3 kids Information: http://www.oldausterlitz.org

Ulster County Fair

Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 August 2-7: Annual county fair with live entertainment, horse show, agricultural and livestock exhibits, midway, food vendors and more. This year’s musical line up includes Justin Moore, Joe Diffie, The McClymonts, Greg Hanna, and Joey and Rory. Tickets: $15, include midway rides, shows and entertainment; kids 4 and under, free Information: http://www.ulstercountyfair.com

Millbrook Horse Trials

Coole Park Farm, Bangall-Amenia Rd., Millbrook, NY 12545 Thurs.-Sun., August 4-7: World class three-day horse trials. Beginner through Advanced levels compete in three disciplines: Dressage, Cross Country Jumping, and Stadium Jumping. See top horses and riders from around the country. Food and vendors. This annual event benefits the Dutchess Land Conservancy. Tickets: Free for spectators Information: http://www.millbrookhorsetrials.com


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Photos L to R: Eliza Gilkyson performs at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival; 2010 Electric Windows event. This year’s event, Electric Projected is 8/5; fire diver at the Dutchess County Fair, photo by H Gibbons.

New York Horse & Pony Show

HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Ave. Ext., Saugerties, NY 12477 Fri.-Sun., August 5-7: Friday and Saturday, Grand Prix & Hunter Prix show jumping. Plus, “HITS-on-the-Hudson Hoedown” on Saturday from 7-9 p.m., and “The World of the Horse” extravaganza on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. The Hoedown is a square dance with music by Earl Pardini and the Slide Mountain Band. The World of the Horse features numerous breeds in a colorful parade sure to delight horse lovers of all ages. Special exhibitions and demonstrations will take place as well. Information: http://www.hitsshows.com

Electric Projected

510 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Friday, August 5: 24 animation artists from around the world will take Electric Windows to a whole new level. Electric Windows is the public art project in Beacon that turned a vacant 20th century factory buildings into a public art canvas by replacing their large, boarded-up windows with large scale paintings. Electric Projected brings the existing installation to life with 24 unique animated shorts each inspired by a piece of art on the Electric Windows Building. The animations will be projected on the building and will be accompanied by live music. An exciting evening of music and projections that should not be missed. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes and be prepared for a night of outdoor creative fun. Information: http://www.electricprojected.com

Hudson Music Fest

City of Hudson, NY 12534 Fri.-Sun., August 12-14: The City of Hudson will have music in every possible indoor venue and outdoor public space the organizers can conjure—jazz brunches, buskers on street corners, dueling DJs, dance parties, country bands, classical music concerts, singer/songwriter contests, new age music and old time Dixieland, salsa and soul. Information: http://www.hudsonmusicfest.com/

Rhinebeck Summer Sidewalk Sale & Art in Rhinebeck

Village of Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Fri.-Sun., Aug. 19-21 (rain date Aug. 26-28): Rhinebeck merchants put on their biggest savings event of the year. Receive major discounts on designer apparel, footwear, home furnishings, jewelry, cosmetics, books, gifts, art supplies and so much more. Visit local artisans who will be showcasing their art at locations throughout the village. Information: http://www.rhinebeckchamber.com

Hudson Valley Ribfest

Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 Sat., Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: The 2011 Hudson Valley RibFest celebrates its 7th year as the region’s largest and most unique barbeque food event for the whole family. Apart from the barbequed goodies, there is live musical entertainment and cooking demonstrations, plus other activies. Tickets: $5; kids under 12, free. Information: http://hudsonvalleyribfest.org

166th Dutchess County Fair

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 August 23-28, open daily at 10 a.m.: The largest 6-day county fair in New York State is a show place for agriculture in Dutchess County, highlighted by big name talent, one of the finest carnivals in the entire country, free shows and attractions. This year’s music headliners include country music legend, Travis Tritt, REO Speedwagon, Kellie Pickler, Uncle Kracker, and Chubby Checker. Tickets: $15 general admission; free, kids under 12; ride tickets, $20 for 12 rides; coupons available online. Grandstand concert tickets sold separately. Information: http://www.dutchessfair.com

Columbia County Fair

Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 August 31-September 5: Annual county fair featuring midway rides, exhibits, livestock competitions, craft demonstrations, live music and entertainment, and much more. Musical lineup for this year includes American country music group, Gloriana, 1964 The Tribute, Beatles tribute band, and much more. Tickets: $10 at the gate; advance purchase discounts; kids 18 and under, free until 4 p.m.; 12 and under always free. Information: http://www.columbiafair.com

Art Studio Views 2011

Northern Dutchess County Fri. & Sat., September 3 & 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Art Studio Views is an annual event in its fourth year dedicated to promoting the work and talent of local artists. 26 artists from Clinton Corners, Hyde Park, Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff, and Red Hook open their studios to the public, share their creative environment, and help visitors understand the meaning behind their creativity. Enjoy a visit “Behind the Scenes” and take advantage of this special opportunity to be on the inside track and purchase works of art directly from the artist. Art Studio Views is a free event to the public. It is supported by local sponsors who help promote the Arts in The Hudson Valley. Information: http://artsnortherndutchess.org/asv


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Join us at the Kaatsbaan Academy for a week filled with dance and stories. Open to children ages 4 - 8. For more information call: Prudence Garcia-Renart 845-757-5106 ext. 10 www.kaatsbaan.org

COLUMBIA COUNTY

COLUMBIA COUNTY BOUNTY was started by a small group of people who believed strongly that fresh local foods not only helped nourish a person, but also our local economy, family run farms, the environment and our community as a whole. Their aim was to educate the community about the preservation of our local farms through the purchase and use of local and regional sustainable foods and products. Due to Columbia County’s tremendous success, Dutchess, Ulster and Orange counties started Bounty programs of their own. Now, recognizing their common mission and regional synergy these groups have merged their individual Bounty programs into the Hudson Valley Bounty - realizing the regional ambition of their local organizations.

My goal with Hudson Valley Bounty is to be the premier source of local food connections. ~Kristin Roca, Program Director “The success of the Hudson Valley Bounty is directly related to the passion and drive of these original people who started the Columbia County Bounty program,” states Kristin Roca, Program Director for the Hudson Valley Bounty. “My goal with Hudson Valley Bounty is to be the premier source of local food connections. The best part is that now all four Bountys’ programs will work together as one to continue supporting the process of educating our community on the role of local food.” This year the annual Taste of Columbia County Bounty Dinner - which in recent years has showcased all of Columbia County’s great chefs and restaurants making dishes with local grown food - will became the Taste of Hudson Valley Bounty Dinner. This event not only promotes the best in Columbia County for local food lovers, but in the Hudson Valley as a whole. Hudson Valley Bounty has also formed an alliance with The Friends of the Farmer and is participating in the Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival. On July 30th, at the Copake County Club in Copake Lake, the Taste of Hudson Valley Bounty Dinner will be the featured evening event, from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m., capping off a full day festival devoted to celebrating the farm-to-table locavore movement. “We felt the time was right this year to make what has always been a great evening event into a fantastic full day affair for the whole family.” says Roca. “Come just for the Taste of Hudson Valley Bounty Dinner, or come early and enjoy all the daytime activities of the Friends of Farmer event as well.” Tickets to The Taste of Hudson Valley Bounty Dinner are $75 per person, children ages 7-12, $25, and Under 7, $10. For more information of the Taste of Hudson Valley Bounty Dinner and the entire Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival go to www.hudsonvalleybounty.com and www.friendsofthefarmer.com

bd About Hudson Valley Bounty The Hudson Valley Bounty is a project of The Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation (HVADC). Its mission is to promote and support networking connections between local agricultural producers and culinary businesses, while educating the community about the preservation of local farms and the use of local and regional sustainable food products. Covering Columbia, Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties, the Bounty’s website includes 229 farms, 251 restaurants, and 29 markets. Visit www.hudsonvalleybounty.com for additional information.


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k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang. k.d.’s new release, “Sing It Loud,” is burning up the charts. Her live performances are always awe-inspiring, as evidenced by her extraordinary rendition of “Hallelujah” at the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Opening act The Belle Brigade has produced one of the year’s most highly praised debuts and concert-goers will want to make sure they arrive early to hear this talented group. Up next will be “A Broadway Benefit Weekend for The Belleayre Music Festival & The Roxbury Arts Group.” The fun starts on Friday, July 8, with Jim Caruso’s Cast Party. This joyous night of theater music includes surprise guest stars and audience participation. Legendary song and dance man Tommy Tune brings his “Steps in Time” show to Belleayre on Saturday, July 9. Backed up by the multi-talented Manhattan Rhythm Kings, audiences are treated to a unique and masterful evening that leaves crowds standing, cheering and dancing in the aisles. The music takes a different turn on Saturday, July 16, when Creedence Clearwater Revisited takes the stage. Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famers Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, the original rhythm section of the legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival, will roll out hits from start to finish. Donald Westwood, producer, artistic director and stage director for the Belleayre Festival Opera, returns for the 13th year. A company of 50 performers and musicians will perform Verdi’s tragic masterpiece of love, self-sacrifice and redemption, “La Traviata” on Saturday, July 23. Singer and guitarist KJ Denhert returns to the Belleayre Jazz Club on Friday, July 29. She gave a spellbinding performance with her unique blend of “urban folk and jazz” in her first visit to the venue three years ago. The audience will be treated to the other-worldly sounds of Global Noize on Saturday, July 30. This band takes listeners on a hip and eclectic musical journey that blasts away all boundaries — an organic, free-spirited sonic brew of some of the best elements of jazz, funk, electronica and world fusion. Ravi Coltrane, the son of jazz giant John Coltrane, will bring his red-hot quartet to the Belleayre Jazz Club on Friday, Aug. 5. Ravi has evolved into a

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powerfully mature artist with a richly diverse, yet highly distinctive concept, as both a saxophonist and a composer. In the church of jazz, Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” is one of the holy relics. On Saturday, Aug. 6 at 8 p.m., Jimmy Cobb’s “So What Band ,” featuring Larry Willis, Buster Williams, Javon Jackson, Vince Herring & Eddie Henderson, will put its own stamp on this watershed album with a concert titled, “The Music of Miles Davis - Celebrating 50 Years of ‘Kind of Blue.’” The festival takes another turn on Saturday, Aug. 13 when Clint Black, one of the giants of country music, brings more than two decades’ worth of chart-topping tunes to the Belleayre stage. Five-time Grammy winner Mary Chapin Carpenter comes to the mountain on Saturday, Aug. 20, and will play instantly recognizable favorites like “I Feel Lucky,” “Passionate Kisses” and the number 1 hit “Shut Up and Kiss Me.” The Punch Brothers, fronted by mandolinist extraordinaire Chris Thile, a founding member of Nickel Creek, will play their special brand of amazing acoustic music in Belleayre’s Overlook Music Club on Saturday, Aug. 27. Opening will be special guest Jessica Lea Mayfield. Belleayre’s 20th anniversary season wraps up on Saturday, Sept. 3 when Béla Fleck, arguably the world’s premier banjo player, takes the stage with the Original Flecktones. Bela’s extraordinary musical talents transcend any simple description. His diversity has resulted in Grammy nominations in more different categories than anyone in history (27 nominations and 11 wins). This will be a superb way to top the Labor Day Weekend.

bd Festival information All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased via Ticketmaster. For additional information, please call 800 942-6904, ext. 1344 or visit: www.belleayremusic.org or e-mail: festival@catskill.net. Belleayre Music Festival concerts are held on the grounds of Belleayre Mountain in Highmount.


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Celebrating the farm to table locavore movement together.

ONE DAY. TWO “FARM ON!” EVENTS. ONE PLACE. farmers’ market - kids tent - foodies - libations - live music - farmers - chefs - restaurants - spirits

www.hudsonvalleybounty.com

Inaugural festival hosted by: Copake Country Club Copake Lake, NY

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After tax profits from the festival will benefit the Friends of the Farmer Scholarship for students to continue studies in agricultural science.


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Capturing the fleeting fun of text and photo by Joel Weisbrod

i t seems like summer happened in just one day. As we all complained about the never ending rain, summer just snuck up on us without warning. Now that summer is here, opportunities abound for using your camera to capture some memories of barbecues, beach outings, and other back yard fun. Here are some suggestions to help make your summer photo experiences more rewarding. “Capture the Action” with Faster Shutter Speeds If your camera has “Shutter Priority Mode”, select it and try adjusting for shutter speeds that will “stop the action”. The shutter speed needs to be fast enough that the movement of your subject is slower than the time the shutter is open. Try these examples: • 1/1000+: Freezing Motion – Racing cars, sports action, shooting while moving in a vehicle, wildlife moving across your field, etc. In most or all cases, you will need to pan the camera to follow the subject as you shoot. • 1/500: Freezing “slow” action – Slow moving vehicles, runners, wildlife, etc. This is suggested for hand held telephoto lenses with focal lengths greater than 300mm. • 1/250: Great for outdoor “static” nature shots especially telephoto shots using 200-300mm lenses. If your camera does not have “Shutter Priority Mode”, try selecting one of the scene modes for sports or action. This scene mode usually is identified by the “man running stick figure” and tells your camera to use a faster shutter speed. Find some “Summer Only” Events or Venues One of the great things about living in upstate New York is the abundance of county fairs. These summer-only events are a great place to take your camera and have some fun. For color, visit the carnival midway, cotton candy vendors, and carnival rides. For action, visit the pig races, high dive tower, and the Horse Arena. For cute animal photos, visit the livestock barns, heifer judging, and the petting zoo. At the end of the fair day, the carnival midway and rides areas glow with brilliant colors. Try using slower shutter speeds (or Portrait Mode) to capture carnival rides in motion with swirls

At the end of the fair day, the carnival midway and rides areas glow with brilliant colors. Try using slower shutter speeds (or Portrait Mode) to capture carnival rides in motion with swirls of color in the finished image. of color in the finished image. Some other great “summer only” photo ops include outdoor concerts, beach and lake visits, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (a great place to see and photograph some WWI aircraft), and of course, professional baseball games. Photograph a Fireworks Display Before you know it, July 4th will be here along with some stunning fireworks displays. Wouldn’t it be nice to capture some of these beautiful pyrotechnics with your camera? Actually, it is not that difficult, especially if you follow the steps below: Use a Tripod. Okay, I know you hate to have to do this, but for fireworks it is essential. For any of the three methods below, a tripod is necessary for clear images. 1. Set your camera for “Shutter Priority Mode”. Set the camera ISO to 400. Keep adjusting the shutter speed to slower values until the camera says it can get a good exposure (probably about 1 second). Carefully and slowly depress the shutter release button as soon as you see the fireworks explode. 2. If your camera has a “Fireworks Scene Mode”, use it and you will likely get some decent results. 3. If you can’t use either method above, set your camera for the “Night Photo” scene mode.

 Joel Weisbrod is a published author of a book on digital photography and the owner of jwArtWorks Photography in Rhinebeck. In addition to portrait, commercial, event, and other photography, Joel teaches private one-on-one photography classes and can be reached by email at mercantile@jwArtWorks.com.


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Mars wanted to offer the average person the ability to have cool-looking, modern, and even better, totally custom wall treatments.

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f someone were to say they’re stenciling a room in their home, what would you think? Most of the population would picture a border of dainty little flowers. That school of thought is on its way to changing and Cold Spring resident Cate Olivia Mars is paving the way. Her company, Olive Leaf Stencils, offers a totally fresh take on wall stencils. In this arena, Mars is definitely the new kid on the block, but she is already making giant strides. This Manhattan born, local girl launched Olive Leaf in October and has already been picked up by many DIY blogs, filmed a segment for HGTV’s Dear Genevieve, and was asked to participate in modern furniture giant, West Elm’s Etsy showcase in March. Mars has a natural proclivity for art— stemming from her father, an oil painter, and her mother, a master calligraphy artist—that was further developed by growing up in Soho during its heyday, and attending The Waldorf School until the eighth grade. After a few years of teaching French to high school students and a life-changing event, she returned to her artistic roots and began drawing and drawing. And voila! Her company was born. She painstakingly taught herself Photoshop and Illustrator and began releasing her designs on Etsy. Her stencils start with hand sketches that she modifies and tightens up digitally. The image is then machine-cut and handweeded—meaning Mars personally extracts the unnecessary pieces that make up the image. An obsession with textiles, pattern and texture was the impetus for where she is now. Mars wanted to offer the average person the ability to have cool-looking, modern, and even better, totally custom wall treatments. “Anyone can do it,” she says “and all they need is a can of paint, a roller and some painter’s tape.” Stenciling is far easier and far less expensive than hanging wallpaper. Plus, you can just paint over the design when makeover time returns without laborious paper removal.

The other thing that excites Mars about her work is that she is the silent partner in a collaboration with each of her customers. She gives them a springboard and an amazing tool with which to be creative. The beginner can roll their stencil in a single color and the more adventurous DIYer, can use hand techniques, vary the color, or even layer different stencils for more depth. Mars loves to see how her customers use her stencils. She shares these images in the gallery of her website. One customer/blogger showed the versatility of stencils by making curtains. When you buy from Olive Leaf, you always get a surprise, freebie stencil. This customer took hers and made curtains. But it doesn’t need to stop there. Furniture, or even your floor is an option. How about your kitchen cabinets? If the surface is flat, you can stencil it. As they say, the possibilities are endless! If you review the offerings on the Olive Leaf website, you will quickly see how beautiful, unusual and truly breathtaking they are. She is the first to bring the look of Ikat (one of the oldest weaving techniques developed in Southeast Asia producing a tie dye appearance) to the wall stencil market. And they are flying off the shelf. Mars’ inspiration is born mainly from nature. She is the modern-day, hipster version of William Morris-England — king of the decorative arts circa 1860. In fact, he is one of her biggest inspirations. And by hipster, I mean she takes Morris to a whole new level. If you’re brave enough, you can have a giant squid floating across your wall. You won’t find that stencil at AC Moore or Michaels, not yet at any rate. For more information about Olive Leaf Stencils, visit www.oliveleafstencils.com. ❁❁❁ Nicole Ashey is the principal of Burlock Decorating & Home Staging in Beacon. For inspiration and decorating ideas, visit www.burlockhome.com


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“Anticipation, Hudson River Stripper Fisherman” oil painting by Garin Baker. Part of Mill Street Loft’s “The Great Hudson River Exhibition” at Scenic Hudson’s new Long Dock Park in Beacon.

Arbor Ridge at Brookmeade

11 Mountain Laurel Lane, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through July 15: Partners in Art Series, a year-long celebration at Arbor Ridge, presents Photographs by Dr. Robert Lipgar whose work seeks the iconic in the every day -- images of the familiar moment. July 19-September 16: Landscapes in watercolor by Joe Mullins. Information: 845.876.3344; http://www.arborridgeliving.com

Back Room Gallery

475 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through June 30: Linda Rahl Nadas abstract clay sculptures, one-of-akind mugs and framed giclee prints of birch trees; Stephen Shub, photo realistic oil paintings of old cars and still lifes. Information: 845.838.1838

Barrett Art Center

55 Noxon St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Through July 14: “Photowork 2011,” a premier regional exhibition of new photographic images. As a national show, this exhibition brings together photographers from across the country with artists from 30-40 states represented each year. Also featuring the Barrett School of Art’s Advanced Photography Seminar Group Show in Solo Gallery. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 845.471.2550; http://www.barrettartcenter.org

BAU Gallery

161 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through July 3: “bau 78: New Works: A Ceramic Exhibition” features four up-and-coming ceramic artists. The show presents work by Kirsten Olson, Erica Caginalp, Faith Adams and Eileen Sackman. The artists express both representational and non representational works. Hours: Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m., or by appointment Information: 845.222.0177; http://baugallery.com

The Beacon Institute Gallery

199 Main St., Beacon, NY, 12508 Through October 2: “Revealed: Hidden Lives of the River,” the photographs of Eric Lind, Director of Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Garrison, NY.

Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.; 2nd Saturdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Information: 845.838.1600; http://www.bire.org; info@bire.org

Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery

The Chocolate Factory, 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY 12571 Through August 31: “Luminous Landscapes & Historic Landmarks in Watercolor,” work by Betsy Jacaruso. Also, “New Paintings by the Cross River Artists, Summer.” Hours: Thurs.-Sat., noon-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. and by appt Information: 845.758.9244; http://www.betsyjacarusostudio.com

Cafe Bocca

14 Mount Carmel Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Through August: “Images from Italy,” photographs by Joel Weisbrod. Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 845.483.7300; http://www.cafebocca.net

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Through July 31: “eziliarts” works by Shirley Parker-Benjamin. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 845.486.4571; http://cunneen-hackett.org

Dia:Beacon

Riggio Galleries, 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Permanent Collection: In addition to the permanent collection, Dia Art Foundation is currently exhibiting: Through June 26: “Koo Jeong A: Constellation Congress.” At Dia: Beacon, Koo Jeong A presents a new iteration of the work A Reality Upgrade & End Alone (2003-09), an outdoor sculpture installed in the grass field behind the museum. Through February 13, 2012: “Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action.” Ongoing: “Drawing Series...” Sol LeWitt. Dia’s presentation of wall drawings by Sol LeWitt from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s was selected by the artist himself. continued on page 18 g


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SHIHO FUKADA/Courtesy of FOVEA. The Japan/now group exhibition is up at fovea in Beacon through July 17. continued from page 17 i

Ongoing: “24 Farben – fur Blinky (24 Colors – for Blinky), 1977,” Imi Knoebel’s cycle of 21 shaped paintings. Ongoing: “Beacon Point,” George Trakas’ project for Beacon Point. Tickets: $10; $7 seniors and students; under 12 free Hours: Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 845.440.0100; www.diaart.org

fovea

143 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through July 17: “Japan/now: A Group Exhibition.” The tragedy in Japan unfolds in news and documentary images by renowned photojournalists. Donations will be collected for the Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund. July 23-September 4: “Children of the Cheyenne Nation,” exhibit comprised of medium format black & white photographs by Emily Schiffer of her students -- the children who reside at the Cheyenne River Reservation in rural South Dakota. Hours: Fri.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. Information: http://www.foveaexhibitions.org

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 June 24-September 4: “A Taste for the Modern: Gifts from Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, Edna Bryner Schwab, and Virginia Herrick Deknatel.” Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Information: 845.437.5237; http://fllac.vassar.edu

Hammertown

Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through September 5: “Impressions and Reflections,” contemporary still life by Suzanne C. Ouellette. Hours: Open daily Information: 845.876.1450; http://www.hammertown.com

Marion Royael Gallery

460 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through July 10: Jose Acosta, Joe Zarra and James Gwynne. Hours: noon-7 p.m., Thurs.-Sun. & by appt. Information: 541.301.0032; http://www.marionroyaelgallery.com

Mill Street Loft ARTS at the River Center

Red Flynn Road/Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY 12508 July 9-September 4: “The Great Hudson River Exhibition,” a showcase of work by professional painters, photographers and mixed media artists from throughout the U.S. Curated by Bartholomew Bland, Curator at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers. Reception: Saturday, July 9, 4-6 p.m. Information: 845.471.7477; http://www.millstreetloft.org

Mill Street Loft Gallery 45

45 Pershing Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Through July 15: “Our Towns” exhibition featuring work that focuses on the cities and townss of the Hudson Valley. Regional juried exhibition; juror, M. Stephen Doherty, editor of Plein Air Magazine. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and by appt. on weekends. Information: 845.471.7477; http://www.millstreetloft.org


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Montgomery Row, Second Level

6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through July 27: “Exile in Art,” solo exhibition of paintings and photographs by local artist Thomas Cale. Hours: Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 845.876.0543; http://www.montgomeryrow.com

Morton Memorial Library

82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff, NY 12574 July 1-30: Cross River Arts Group, “Watercolors,” featuring the work of Barbara Bergin, Ellen Crimmins, Joanne Cuttler, Deborah DeWan, Claudia Engel, Hana Gordon, Denise Jalbert, Betsy Jacaruso, Mary Anne McCormack, Jim McFarland, Nathan Milgrim, Margaret Moebius, Judith Pedatella, Elisabeth Prenot, Elaine Ring, Ed Travis, and Francoise Ursat. Opening Reception: Friday, July 1, 6-8 p.m. Information: 845.876.2903; http://morton.rhinecliff.lib.ny.us

Transverse Gallery

Locust Grove, 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Through July 4: “Fire Your Fantasy!” Porcelain works of art by Paola Bari. “Nature and earth is our daily gift and my daily inspiration. I like catching a moment of life and freeze it in the dream world of the porcelain colors.” Admission: $35/person July 7-August 14: “Earth, River, Sky,” landscape paintings of the Hudson Valley by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams. Kingston painter Jane Bloodgood-Abrams has been exploring the Hudson River valley landscape for almost 20 years. Stylistically influenced by the great 19th century artists who first visually glorified this area, she brings an updated view of the landscape with the color, composition and a sometimes iconographic aspect to her work. Information: 845.454.4500, x 217; http://lgny.org

Twisted Soul

510 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through July 7: “Before the Plunge,” featuring the art of Aaron Maurer. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., by appt; Second Saturdays, noon-9 p.m Information: 845.765.0731; http://openspacebeacon.com

47 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Through July 14: “Consumption,” featuring the work of Dutchess County artist and former Mill Street Loft Art Institute student Chelsey Freeman. Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., noon-9 p.m.; closed Sun. Information: 845.454.2770; http://millstreetloft.org/gallery/twisted-gallery/

RiverWinds Gallery

Wilderstein State Historic Site

OPENSPACE Gallery

172 Main St., Beacon 12508 Through July 3: “Of Things Past,” photography by Lee Anne Morgan. “It has been said that I ‘paint’ with my camera, and oftentimes I do,” she says. July 9-August 7: “Beacon Perspectives” a group photography show in celebration the gallery’s 8th anniversary. The show will be at both RiverWinds Gallery, and at the Howland Cultural Center at 477 Main Street. Opening Reception: July 9, 3-5 p.m. at Howland, and 5-8 p.m. at RiverWinds. Hours: Wed. - Mon., noon - 6 p.m.; Second Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Information: 845.838.2880; http://riverwindsgallery.com

RiverWinds Gallery @ Wells Fargo Advisors

330 Morton Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through October 31: “Modern Art & the Romantic Landscape: Outdoor Sculpture at Wilderstein,” this exhibition juxtaposes the site’s romantic landscape and Queen Anne mansion with contemporary art by a talented group of emerging artists. Hours: Daily Information: http://www.wilderstein.org

Columbia. Artview Gallery

6423 Montgomery St., Suite 10, 2nd Floor, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through July 25: “Boats & Bridges,” painters and photographers chose images containing boats or bridge for this show. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and by appt. Information: 845.838.2880; http://riverwindsgallery.com

14 Main St., Chatham, NY 12037 Through July 10: First exhibit at new gallery, “Life’s Celebration,” featuring contemporary New York artists Ken Salzman and Joseph Zemann. Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, June 4, 5-8 p.m. Hours: Thurs.-Sat., noon-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. Information: 518.392.0999; info@artviewgallery.com

School of Jellyfish

Carrie Haddad Gallery

183 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through July 18: “Light Whisperer,” introducing Cassandra Saulter’s work with recycled plastic. Curated by Lily Zand. Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Information: 845.440.8017; http://www.schoolofjellyfish.com

Tivoli Artists Co-op

60 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Through July 17: “Abstract/Reality,” a two woman show featuring the work of Lara Chkhetiani and Tarryl Gabel. Hours: Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 1-9 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: 845.757.2667; http://www.tivoliartistsco-op.com

622 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 July 14-August 14: “Interior/Exterior,” a mid-summer exhibit featuring the work of artists Stephen Walling, Patty Neal, Scott Foster and Joseph Maresca. Reception: Saturday, July 16, 6-8 p.m. Hours: Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 518.828.1915; http://www.carriehaddadgallery.com

Carrie Haddad Photographs

318 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through July 3: “Thread, Pixels, Paper,” works by Melinda McDaniel, Melissa Zexter and Katharine Kreisher. Also on exhibit, “Water: Nature and Memory” by Betsy Weis. July 7-August 14: “Mars: Adrift on the Hourglass Sea: New Work by Kahn & Selesnick.” Reception: Saturday, July 9, 6-8 p.m. Hours: Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 518.828.7655; http://www.carriehaddadgallery.com continued on page 22 g


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Mt. Merino, painting by Daisy Craddock. On display at John Davis Gallery in Hudson July 21-Aug. 14.

Coachman’s House Gallery

Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Through October 30: “FARM: Agricultural Life of The Hudson Valley,” an exhibition by photographer Brandt Bolding. The FARM exhibition coincides with extensive farm restoration work about to begin in Olana’s historic farm complex. Bolding’s photographs document the irreplaceable beauty of our Hudson Valley farms and landscapes. The photographs included in the exhibition will be printed by the photographer in a limited edition of 12 and are available for purchase in the Olana Museum Store. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 518.828.1872; http://olana.org

Columbia County Council on the Arts

CCCA Gallery 209 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through July 15: “on and off the wall...encore!” Information: 518.671.6213; http://www.artscolumbia.org

Columbia Greene Community College

4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY 12534 Blue Hill Gallery, through June 29: “In the Kitsch-en,” a tribute to retro toys, treats and paint-by-numbers by Cynthia Mulvaney. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Kaaterskill Gallery, through June 29: Work by photographer Donn Critchell and photographer and encaustic artist Maria Kolodziej-Zincio. Hours: Wed.-Sat., 5-7 p.m., and by appt. Information: 518.828.4181; http://www.sunycgcc.edu

Davis Orton Gallery

114 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 June 24-July 30: “Theaters,” photographs by Stephanie Klavens & Nandita Raman. The work of Boston-based photograhper, Stephanie Klavens, “The Art of the Movie Theater: A Disappearing American Tradition,” strives to record the rapidly vanishing era of the movie house to life -- from the ornate city palace to the initimate small-town movie house. While Raman’s photographs capture the old cinema halls in India built between 1930 and 1960. She is interested in the idiosyncrasies that exist in the cinema spaces. Reception: Saturday, June 25, 6-8 p.m. Information: 518.697.0266; http://www.davisortongallery.com

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Ellis Studio Gallery

436 East Hill Rd., Austerlitz, NY 12017 Through October 17: The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop presents, “Charles Ellis Portraits: Clothed and Unclothed, 1916-1976.” This collection of original art by one of the 20th century’s lesser known Masters covers the period pre-WWI through the early 1970s and includes remarkable and striking portraits of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Norma Millay, playwright Eugene O’Neill, critic Edmond Wilson, poet Mary Oliver, actress Dorothy Stickney and a host of others. Tickets: House and garden tours $25, includes access to the Ellis Gallery exhibit. Admission to the gallery only, $10. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m daily; closed on Wednesdays Information: 518.392.3362; http://www.millay.org

Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery

Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Through October 30: “Rally ‘Roud the Flag: Frederic Edwin Church and the Civil War.” 2011 marks the Sesquicentennial of the fall of Fort Sumter and the start of the Civil War. Olana’s exhibition will examine Church’s reaction to the conflict as an artist and how events involving his friends and colleagues affected him personally. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: http://olana.org

The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi

1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075 Through August, The Fields Sculpture Park, during daylight hours: “As Far As The Eye Can See,” 2011 Annual Summer Exhibition. Featuring works by Dennis Adams, Alice Aycock, Ronald Bladen, Patricia Cronin, Jene Highstein, William Tucker and Lawrence Weiner. Information: 518.392.4747; http://artomi.org

Gallery 135

135 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through June 25: “The Space Between,” photographs and short film by Rainer Judd; “All at the Same Time: A Survey of Work” by photographer Glynnis McDaris. Information: 518.828.2535; http://www.gallery135.net


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Hudson Opera House

327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Through August 14: “Warren Street,” curated by Richard Roth, this show of paintings and photography feature Hudson’s main thoroughfare as the subject. Also included in the show are Edward Avedisian, Bill Sullivan, Melora Kuhn, Chad Kleitsch, and Lucio Pozzi; many are creating new work. The subject is Warren Street but the artist’s vision is his own. Information: 518.822.1438; http://hudsonoperahouse.org

John Davis Gallery

362 ½ Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through July 17: “Jon Isherwood: Sculpture.” July 21-August 14: “Daisy Craddock: New Work.” Plus: Bruce Gagnier sculptures in the sculpture garden; “paper blankets, glasses and bandages” by Ruth Lauer Manenti and “The Little Things” by Erin Walrath in the Second Floor Carriage House; Paintings by Gabriel Phipps in the Third Floor Carriage House; and paintings and drawings by Jennifer Riley on the Fourth Floor. Reception: Saturday, July 23, 6-8 p.m. Hours: Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 518.828.5907; http://johndavisgallery.com

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Through July 23: “Gardens: Constructed & Found,” featuring painting, drawing and collage by Nancy Beal, Susan Benarcik, and Gail Giles. All three artists draw inspiration from the garden and the beauty of the natural landscape of rural Columbia County. Hours: Thurs.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: 518.392.3693; http://spencertownacademy.org

Rhinebeck. The first session will prepare and produce an arts festival to showcase various talents and creative endeavors of the people of Rhinebeck. The workshop will be spent working on individual and group projects, and include daily guest artists who will teach and share the work they make. “The Festival of Making” will be held on Saturday, July 23, at the Star Library. Fee: $15 materials fee Information: 484.347.1544; http://jubileecollective.com

Bye Bye Benjamin

Locust Grove, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Wednesday, July 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Wish Benjamin Krevolin all the best for the future and thank him for his tremendous service to the Dutchess County Arts Council over the past 7 years. Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres. Tickets: $50-$1000, proceeds benefit the DCAC. Information: 845.454.3222; http://artsmidhudson.org

Second Saturday Beacon

Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, July 9, noon-9 p.m.: A city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month when galleries and shops stay open until 9 p.m. Gallery openings, music are just some of the ongoing events. Information: http://beaconarts.org

Artist Walkthroughs of Palermo Retrospective

Riggio Galleries, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, July 9, 2 p.m.: Dia and Lynne Cooke have invited four contemporary artists for whom Palermo’s work has been important to lead walkthroughs of the Dia:Beacon installation. They will explore Palermo’s Metal Pictures and late works in the context of his artistic development. The first artist in the series is Josiah McElheny. Next up: 7/24, David Reed. Free with admission; reservations recommended. Information: 845.440.0100; http://www.diaart.org

Capturing the Colors of

Workshops & Special Events Public Lecture: Spirits Kindred: A Contemporary Look at the Hudson River School

Olana State Historic Site, Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Friday, June 24, 3 p.m.: Dan Ford, 2010 Artist Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) will present a lecture on looking at Hudson River School artists’ work in the context of its art-historical influences. The lecture will be followed by an artist and audience exchange. Space is limited. Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

Water Color Painting “En Plen Air”

Ooms Public Conservation Area at Sutherland Pond, Main Parking Area, 480 Rock City Road, Chatham, NY Saturday, June 25, 1-4 p.m.: Learn to capture the summer light and the beautiful panoramic views of the Taconic Range and Sutherland Pond. Basic instruction on color and composition will be demonstrated. Basic materials provided, participants may bring their own paints and supplies (paints, palette, water, brushes, easel). Led by Artist Karen Arp-Sandel. Tickets: $25 Information: 518.392.5252 x 214;http://www.clctrust.org

The Jubilee Collective Summer Workshop Project

The Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Session I: Tues., Wed., Thurs., July 5-Aug. 11, see website for times: A six-week workshop, open to all ages, where all participants collaborate to organize and put on two, free public events for the community of

Special Architecture Omi Presentation

The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075 Saturday, July 9, 6:30 p.m.: “Augmented Reality: Peeling Layers of Space Out of Thin Air,” curated by John Cleater. An evening of architecture in the landscape -- bring your smart phone, point it at the sky and see virtual pieces of architecture installed in the physical landscape. Be sure to have the fee app, Layar installed on your phone! Information: 518.392.4740; http://artomi.org

Sketching from Nature

Hand Hollow Conservation Area, 387 Gale Hill Rd., New Lebanon, NY 12125 Saturday, July 23, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Make an accordion fold sketch book to use for the workshop. Meander the trails with sketchbook in hand to capture your observations. Through drawing and sketching nature, learn about wild flowers, birds, meadow, and pond habitats. Basic materials provided, participants may bring their own materials and supplies. Led by Artist Karen Arp-Sandel. Tickets: $25 Information: 518.392.5252 x 214; http://www.clctrust.org


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“Westward Ho!” choreography: Tero Saarinen, July 7-10 at Bard’s Summerscape. In photo (from left) Heikki Vienola, Carl Knif, Henrikki Heikkilä

The King and I

MacHaydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, NY 12037 June 23-26, June 29-July 3, check website for times: Cultures clash and love is shown in many different ways in this R&H favorite. Tickets: $29 & $30; $28 matinee Information: 518.392.9292; http://www.machaydntheatre.org

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

PARC Park (across from Hudson Opera House), Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Fri.-Sun., June 24-26, 8 p.m.: http: hudson teen theatre project ensemble presents a rollicking rendition of Shakespeare’s immortal delightful romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Information: 518.822.1438; http://www.hudsonoperahouse.org

Reading Festival I

Susan Stein Shiva Theater, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 June 24-26: “Playground: The Hallie Flanagan Project,” by Mattie Brickman; “Rising Returns,” by Daniel MacIvor; “Day One, A Hotel Room, Evening,” by Joanna Murray-Smith; “Rivers of January,” by Ben Snyder; “Drones” by Matt Witten. Tickets: Free Information: 845.437.7645; http://powerhouse.vassar.edu

The Sound of Music

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Fri. & Sat., June 24 & 25, 8 p.m., Sun., June 26, 3 p.m.: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s unforgettable score includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including “My Favorite

Things,” Do-Re-Mi,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” Tickets: $24 adults; $22 seniors & kids Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

F2M

Powerhouse Theater, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 June 29-July 10; June 29, 30, July 1, 2, 5, 6-9, 8 p.m.; July 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2 p.m.: It’s parents weekend freshman year, but Parker’s (Keira Keeley) very famous parents aren’t coming – which, trust him, is just as well. Confrontations both painfully funny and deeply poignant are sparked when Ali (Talia Balsam) and Clarence (Ken Olin) show up uninvited, as Parker’s hard-won new identity is put to the test, and the family must grapple with the difficult choices of the child they love. Award winning actress and playwright Patricia Wettig (thirtysomething, Brothers & Sisters) returns to the Powerhouse where F2M was first seen in the 2010 Readings Festival, also directed by Maria Mileaf (The Argument, Lobster Alice, Underneath the Lintel). Tickets: $35 Information: 845.437.7645; http://powerhouse.vassar.edu

Gentlemen Prefer Blonds Fundraiser

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Friday, July 1, 7:30 p.m.: The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck is partnering with Winnakee Land Trust to host a fundraiser on July 1st, the opening night of Gentlemen Prefer Blonds. Tickets: $50 Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org


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Gentlemen Prefer Blonds

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 July 2-17, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.: Follow the adventures of fun-loving, gold-digger Lorelei Lee as she sails aboard the Ile de France in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Leo Robin and a book by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos Gentlemen’s melodies are certain to evoke the 1920s jazz age with “Bye, Bye Baby” and the show-stopper, “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.” Tickets: $24; $22 seniors & children. Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

Tickets: $25; $20 members Information: http://www.ps21chatham.org

Jekyll & Hyde

MacHaydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, NY 12037 July 7-10 and 13-17, check website for times: Classic tale of good and evil, mystery and romance, with a stunning score. Tickets: $29 & $30; $28 matinee Information: 518.392.9292; http://www.machaydntheatre.org

Tero Saarinen Company

Boeing-Boeing

The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125 July 1-10, Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.: In this 2008 Tony award winning farce, Bernard, a Parisian bachelor, juggles the affections of three airline attendants by keeping a scrupulous watch on their flight schedules. When his naive friend Robert shows up, the scheme falls apart and classic comedy ensues. Tickets: $24; Sun. matinees, $22 Information: 518.794.8989; http://www.theaterbarn.com

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Thurs.-Sat., July 7-9, 8 p.m.; Sun., July 10, 3 p.m.: Finnish choreographer Tero Saarinen is one of Europe’s most innovative and daring dance artists, creating works inspired by influences from Japanese butoh and martial arts to classical ballet and Western contemporary dance. His work is performed regularly by many international companies in addition to his own troupe. The Tero Saarinen Company launches SummerScape 2011 with a program comprising a triple bill of his finest creations.: “Westward Ho!”, “Wavelengths”, and “HUNT.” Tickets: $25-$55 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Evening Cabaret: Joey Arias

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Friday, July 8, 8:30 p.m.: Performance-art virtuoso Arias knows how to enthrall an audience—he hung out with Warhol, toured with Madonna, and sang with Bowie. “Before Gaga, there was Joey.” ~ Edge New York Tickets: $25 (21+ only) Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Mario Cantone appears Craig Russell in Margaret and Craig

Inside Look Play: Margaret and Craig

Susan Stein Shiva Theater, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Fri. & Sat., July 1 & 2, 8 p.m.; Sun., July 3, 2 & 7 p.m.: Mario Cantone plays dazzling, dizzying Craig Russell, a 1970s female impersonator battling inner demons on his way to cult stardom. His quest for fame tests and transforms his relationship with the only person who truly knows him, his best friend and beloved confidant, author Margaret Gibson. Tickets: $20 Information: 845.437.7645; http://powerhouse.vassar.edu

Those Two Guys

PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Saturday, July 2, 7:30 p.m.: Those Two Guys fuse technical skill with wild imagination to create mind-boggling slapstick humor.

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Martel Musical Workshop: The Nightingale

Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Fri. & Sat., July 8 & 9, 8 p.m.; Sun., July 10, 2 p.m.: The Tony Awardwinning creators of Spring Awakening return to the Powerhouse with this compelling contemporary musical rendering of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale of a young emperor who finds his heart in the song of a small grey bird – and in the soul of a common servant girl - far beyond the walls of the Forbidden City. Directed by the Tony Award-nominated Moisés Kaufman; book & lyrics by Steven Sater; music by Duncan Sheik. Tickets: $30 Information: 845.437.7645; http://powerhouse.vassar.edu continued on page 30 g


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Tivoli Artists Co-op

60 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Through July 17: “Abstract/Reality,” a two woman show featuring the work of Lara Chkhetiani and Tarryl Gabel. July 22-Aug. 14: “Landscapes,” a group show. Hours: Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 1-9 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: 845.757.2667; http://www.tivoliartistsco-op.com

Public Canoe Trips

Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area Thurs., June 30, noon-3:30 p.m.; Thurs., July 14, noon-3:30 p.m.; Sat., July 16, 1:30-5 p.m.; Thurs., Aug. 11, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 28, noon-3:30 p.m.: Paddle with staff naturalists and learn about tidal marsh ecology, Hudson River research, and challenges facing estuarine habitats. These free educational canoe trips are open to the general public. One trip per person, registration required. Information: 845.889.4745 x 106; hrnerr@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Ballet Story Camp

Kaatsbaan, Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Tues.-Fri., July 5-8, 9:30-11 a.m.; Mon.Fri., July 11-15, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Campers will focus on a classic ballet story, and then perform for parents and family members on the last day of camp. Session I is for 4-5 yearolds; Session II for 6-8 year-olds. Tuition: $120, Session I; $150, Session II Information: http://www.kaatsbaan.org

Tivoli is a village in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The village, which was incorporated in 1872 from parts of Upper Red Hook Landing and Madalin, is the northernmost settlement in the county, located in the northwest part of the Town of Red Hook. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. It is also entirely within the Hudson River Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. The village is accessible via New York State Route 9G at an intersection with Dutchess County Route 78. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tivoli,_New_York

Summer Reading Program Kick Off! International Potluck Dinner and African Dance & Drumming Family Workshop

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Wednesday, July 6, 6 p.m.: Bring a dish that represents your family heritage & join us for a family evening of African Dance & Drumming with Elena Mosley of Kuumba Dance and Drum. Grab a drum or bring your own and learn a move! All ages welcome. Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Extreme Ballet

Kaatsbaan, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturdays, July 9, 30 & Aug. 20, noon: Extreme Ballet Showcase. See the Extreme Ballet students from each session perform. Free and open to the public. Information: http://www.kaatsbaan.org

Tangent Arts Open House/ Fundraiser

The Carpenter Shop Theater, 60 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Friday, July 29, 7 p.m.: Tangent Arts announces its new home, The Carpenter Shop in Tivoli! Come see the new space, mix and mingle with actors, newcomers and fans and help raise funds to equip the theater. Information: 845.230.7020; http://tangent-arts.org

The Zoo Story

The Carpenter Shop Theater, 60 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 August, dates/times tba: Tangent Arts presents Edward Albee’s classic “The Zoo Story.” A chance encounter one afternoon between Peter and Jerry on a bench in Central Park. Information: 845.230.7020; http://tangent-arts.org

Tivoli “Put-Ups”

Common Fire Housing Co-Op, West Kerley Corners Rd., Tivoli, NY Wednesday, July 27: Canning party hosted by Loose Caboose Farm. Learn the basics of canning vegetables and stock your cupboard with yummy, local veggies year-round. Four workshops in the series. A jar of each recipe made during the sessions, and enough fresh vegetables from Loose Caboose Farm to try it on your own at home included. Fee: $160 Information: 845.901.4124; miriam@loosecaboosefarm.com

Annual Tivoli Street Painting Festival

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Mark your calendars for the Annual Tivoli Street Painting Festival: October 1, 2011. The Village of Tivoli seeks artists of all ages and backgrounds for the 11th consecutive year since 2001. Participants “paint” 8’x8’ squares along Broadway through town. Register (either that day or through pre-registration) and receive free boxes of pastels, choose a square (first come, first choice), and create a street painting. Children must be attended by an adult, but no other restrictions apply. Live music keeps the mood lively. This project is made possible in part through a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council, administrator of public funds through the New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization Program.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, July 30, 2011 Village of Tivoli 23rd Annual Village �ide Yard Sale Day! This Community Wide event attracts visitors from across the country! Starting at 9 a.m., on Saturday, July 30, participating residents throughout the Village open for business. Find steals and deals on everything from clothing to furniture to collectibles. A true treasure-hunter’s paradise. Residents wishing to participate must fill out an application and return it, along with a check for $10, by July 22 in order to have their sale appear on the map that will be available the day of the event. Rental space is also available at the Tivoli Firehouse or Memorial Recreation Park for an additional $10. Applications are available at the Village website, tivoliny.org, under the “Public Notices” tab. For more information, contact the Village Offices at 845.757.2021.


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tivoli day Saturday, July 16, 2011 • 2 PM - dark • Tivoli Memorial Park • Celebrating Local Talent Dear Friends:

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

On behalf of the Village of Tivoli, I want to take this opportunity to invite you to Tivoli Day 2011, “Celebrating Local Talent.” The Village of Tivoli and our surrounding area is fortunate to have so many talented and gifted artists, crafters, and musicians. This year we celebrate that talent by featuring the works of those that help to define our community’s character. In addition, I am proud and grateful that so many of our local civic organizations have lent their time and support to ensure a successful celebration again this year. My sincere thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, village personnel, and the many who work tirelessly each year to make Tivoli Day a source of community pride. I have often said that the words “Tivoli and community are synonymous.” I believe a day like Tivoli Day perfectly illustrates that sentiment. Thank you in advance for your participation and attendance, and for your support of the Village of Tivoli!

ALL DAY • Entertainment by local musicians and bands • Refreshments served by local restaurants and civic organizations • Family games: sack races, basketball games, hula hoop contest, and more • Local artists and crafters 3 PM Salute to US Veterans under the pavilion 5-6 PM Chili contest under the pavilion 6 PM • Pie contest • Karaoke contest 7 PM • Performance by Dog on Fleas

Sincerely,

DUSK • Movie in the park Bryan F. Cranna Mayor

local favorite Dog on Fleas plays Tivoli Day! formance, Dog on Fleas is a tornado, sucking up fans and whirling them around in a frenzy of fun. The whump of the bass and drums, the sass of the trombone, and the wow of the guitar and keyboards will convert you. Kids and critics all agree. Dog on Fleas have released 4 critically acclaimed CDs! The CD, “When I Get Little”, is chock full of hits: 13 originals and 2 traditional tunes and not a dull minute. It was #2 on the 2006 Kid’s Music That Rocks Top 20, and one of the Top 5 CDs of the year by Kathy O’Connell of WXPN in Philadelphia. “Cranberry Sauce Flotilla” is #1 on the 12 Kids’ Albums You Can’t Live Without list in the School Library Journal (7/1/07). For more information, visit www.dogonfleas.com

“10 Years Old and Still Growing Up” Dog on Fleas is a unique beast with equal parts brains and muscle. They have been performing and recording intelligent, gutsy music for kids and adults since 1999, and have no plans to stop. They revel in diverse sounds and styles of music, and you can feel their excitement in every note. In per-


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Evening Cabaret: Weimar NYC

Evening Cabaret: Judy Gold

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Saturday, July 9, 8:30 p.m.: The Emmy–award winning comedian takes a night off from her long-running Off Broadway show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother to entertain us with her hilarious, hard-hitting monologue about life with, and as, a Jewish mother. Tickets: $25 (21+ only) Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Fri. & Sat., July 15 & 16, 8:30 p.m.: The alt-cabaret extravaganza returns to the Spiegeltent for a second year. Time Out New York called it “subversive, sexed-up, [and] slashingly political.” Possible nudity. Tickets: $25 (21+ only) Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Inside Look Play: Handball

Susan Stein Shiva Theater, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Fri. & Sat., July 15 & 16, 8 p.m.; Sun., July 17, 2 & 7 p.m.: A handball court earmarked to become a dog run becomes a battlefield in a quickly gentrifying neighborhood. Set against the backdrop of NYC’s scorching summer heat, this report from the front lines of a neighborhood ‘in transition’ is a fresh and startling story of community, culture clash and turbulence around change. Tickets: $20 Information: 845.437.7645; http://powerhouse.vassar.edu

A Maze

The Wild Duck

Dashiell Eaves stars as Gregors Werle

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Theater Two, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 July 13, 17, 20 and 24, 3 p.m.; July 14-16 & 21-23, 8 p.m.: An exquisitely constructed and richly nuanced work, The Wild Duck has often been called “the master’s masterpiece.” In this 1884 tragicomedy, Henrik Ibsen reached new heights of poetic realism, while asking whether happiness is possible after the illusions that sustain existence have been shattered. The Wild Duck is directed by Caitriona McLaughlin, who staged last summer’s acclaimed production of Judgment Day. Tickets: $45 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Martel Musical Workshop: February House

Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Thurs.-Sat., July 14-16, 8 p.m.: Visionary and flamboyant editor George Davis transforms a dilapidated Brooklyn boarding house into a bohemian commune for the leading lights of 1940s New York, including novelist Carson McCullers, composer Benjamin Britten, poet W.H. Auden, and the infamous Gypsy Rose Lee. The luminaries of 7 Middagh Street form a tumultuous and remarkable makeshift family, and search for love, inspiration, and refuge from the looming war in Europe. Tickets: $30 Information: 845.437.7645; http://powerhouse.vassar.edu

The Hollow

The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125 July 14-24, Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.: Art imitates life and humor abounds in this Agatha Christie country housemystery. A romantic triangle unravels a fatal chain of circumstances that will keep you guessing in this classic whodunit. Tickets: $24; Sun. matinees, $22 Information: 518.794.8989; http://www.theaterbarn.com

Powerhouse Theater, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 July 20-31; July 20-22, 23, 26-30, 8 p.m.; July 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2 p.m.: A graphic novelist struggles to complete his 15,000 page comic book, a musician searches for the inspiration for his next hit, and a young girl strives to recreate her identity after years in captivity in this highly theatrical examination of creativity, addiction, love, and power. Rob Handel (Aphrodisiac, founding member of 13P) is joined for his Powerhouse debut by Tony Award® nominee Sam Buntrock (Roundabout’s Sunday in the Park with George). Tickets: $35 Information: 845.437.7645; http://powerhouse.vassar.edu

Eurydice

PS/21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Thurs., Sat. & Sun., July 7, 9 & 10, and 14, 16 & 17; Thurs.-Sun., July 21-24, & 28-31, 8 p.m.: Walking the dog Theater’s production of popular playwright Sarah Ruhl’s moving piece on love and family. Based on the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, this contemporary take is imaginative, funny, sad and poignant. Tickets: $20 Information: 518.392.6121; http://www.ps21chatham.org

Evening Cabaret: Wau Wau Sisters

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Fri. & Sat., July 22 & 23, 8:30 p.m.: The bawdy sisters return to SummerScape with their “irreverent, sacrilegious, lascivious” (New York Times) vaudeville act. Possible nudity. Tickets: $25 (21+ only) Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Godspell

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 July 22-August 7, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.: Conceived by John-Michael Tebelak, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, the groundbreaking Godspell is one of the biggest Broadway successes of all time. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, it boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” Tickets: $24; $22 seniors & children. Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org


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sounds of summer Rosanne Cash performs a benefit concert for the Red Hook Education Foundation on June 30 at Bard’s Spiegeltent. Photo by Deborah Feingold.

Beacon Riverfest

Riverfront Park, Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, June 25, 1-8 p.m.: Free day-long outdoor music festival presented by Local 845. Five bands headline the center stage: Gato Loco, Milton, Jack Grace Band, Readnex Poetry Squad and the Tao Seeger Band. Rain location: University Settlement. Information: http://beaconriverfest.com

British Guitarist and Songwriter Steve Tilston

Hyde Park Library Annex, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Saturday, June 25, 2 p.m.: “Songwriting for Instrumentalists,” a workshop with acclaimed British guitarist and songwriter, Steve Tilston. Fee: $45, includes admission to evening concert Saturday, June 26, 8 p.m.: A rare area appearance by Tilston. Tickets: $12 Information: 845.229.7791; http://www.stevetilston.com

Cabaret with Nina and Lincoln

PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m.: A night of music with Nina Fine (vocals) and Lincoln Mayorga (piano) performing Bernstein, Sondheim and more. Tickets: $20; $15 members Information: http://www.ps21chatham.org

2011 Free Summer Lawn Concert Series: Acoustic Medicine Show

Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sunday, June 26, 1-3 p.m.: Acoustic Medicine Show plays original “new-grass” with flavors of traditional bluegrass and mountain music influences. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic basket. Information: 845.454.4500; http://lgny.org

Music in the Parks Free Lawn Concerts

Mill Mansion, 75 Mills Mansion Rd., Staatsburg, NY 12580 Wednesday, June 29, 7 p.m.: The Chain Gang plays popular music. Information: 845.229.8086; http://www.hydeparkny.us/Recreation/ MusicInTheParksSchedule.pdf; http://www.staatsburgh.org

Benefit Concert: An Evening with Rosanne Cash

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Thursday, June 30, 7-10 p.m.: An intimate evening with singer/ songwriter, Rosanne Cash, in the most unique and beautiful venue in the Hudson Valley. Help raise funds for the Red Hook Education foundation at the same time. Tickets: $125, all proceeds benefit the Red Hook Education Foundation. Information: http://redhookeducationfoundation.com

Christine Brewer, Soprano with Craig Rutenberg, Piano

Tannery Pond Concerts, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School, New Lebanon, NY 12125 Saturday, July 2, 8 p.m.: An evening of American Music. Virgial Thompson selections as played by Craig Rutenberg. Tickets: $25 & $30 Information: 888.820.1696; http://tannerypondconcerts.org

2011 Free Summer Lawn Concert Series: The Jazz Pioneers

Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sunday, July 3, 1-3 p.m.: The Jazz Pioneers, a 25-piece band, play swing and big-band classics with the best of modern jazz. Information: 845.454.4500; http://lgny.org

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the bard music festival presents

Sibelius and His World august and 12–14

19 –21

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

weekend one Friday, August 12

Imagining Finland program one

Jean Sibelius: National Symbol, International Iconoclast

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

Saturday, August 13

Sunday, August 14

program two

Berlin and Vienna: The Artist as a Young Man

program three

Kalevala: Myth and the Birth of a Nation

program four

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

Chamber works by Sibelius, Goldmark, Fuchs, Busoni

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

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

program five

Aurora Borealis: Nature and Music in Finland and Scandinavia Chamber works by Sibelius, Grieg, Stenhammar, Kuula

program six

weekend two Friday, August 19

Sibelius: Conservative or Modernist? program seven

Saturday, August 20 program eight program nine program ten

Sunday, August 21

To the Finland Station: Sibelius and Russia

Chamber works by Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Rachmaninov

Nordic Purity, Aryan Fantasies, and Music

Chamber works by Sibelius, Bruckner, Atterberg, Kilpinen

From the Nordic Folk

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

Finnish Modern

Chamber works by Sibelius, Melartin, Madetoja, Merikanto

The Heritage of Symbolism

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

program eleven Nostalgia and the Challenge of Modernity Chamber works by Sibelius, Strauss, Respighi program twelve Silence and Influence American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor Orchestral works by Sibelius, Barber, Vaughan Williams

845-758-7900 | fishercenter.bard.edu Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

PHOTO: Jean Sibelius at his house “Ainola” in Järvenpää, Finland, 1907. ©akg-images


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Beautiful Baroque

Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, Ancram, NY 12502 Saturday, July 9, 5 p.m.: Sopranos Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn with Hank Heijink on the oboe and Avi Stein on harpsichord. Sparkling, transcendent music of the Baroque. Tickets: $20 general admission; $50 reserved Information: http://www.ancramoperahouse.com

Sunday Afternoon Jazz: Doug Munro

Howland Cultural Center, Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Sunday, July 10, 3-5 p.m.: Critically acclaimed New York jazz guitarist Doug Munro has won two NAIRD awards and been nominated for two Grammy awards. Since 1987 he has released 11 albums as a leader and has appeared over 60 recordings as a sideman, producer, and arranger working with a diverse array of artists including Dr. John, Michael Brecker, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. In the recording field Doug has received two awards. Amazon.com picked Boogaloo to Beck as one of its Top Ten Jazz CD’s of 2003. Doug also did orchestration work on the Oscar winning documentary When We Were Kings. Tickets: $15 Information: 845.831.4988; http://howlandculturalcenter.org

Hudson. Water. Music. Series

Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, off Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Wednesday, July 20, 6-9 p.m.: The first in this outdoor summer music series features Sweet Soubrette -- wry, unapologetic, sassy and flirty torch songs and ballads; and The Edna Project, a song cycle set to the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic, or get a great dinner from one of the vendors. Plenty of room for strolling along the river or dancing! In case of rain, concerts will be held at Basilica Hudson, 110 Front Street (right across the street). Information: http://hudsonwatermusic.com/schedule

Music in the Parks Free Lawn Concerts

Mill Mansion, 75 Mills Mansion Rd., Staatsburg, NY 12580 Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m.: Americana Folk with Rosemary Rye. Information: 845.229.8086; http://www.hydeparkny.us/Recreation/ MusicInTheParksSchedule.pdf; http://www.staatsburgh.org

Summer Sings

PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Monday, July 11, 7:30 p.m.: Gretchen Rueckheim, director of the Hudson Valley Choral Society, leads the audience as they sing magnificent choral works. Repeats July 18 & 25. Tickets: $10; $8 members Information: http://www.ps21chatham.org

Music in the Parks Free Lawn Concerts

Vanderbilt Mansion, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Wednesday, July 13, 7 p.m.: Popular music with The James Osborn Orchestra. Information: 845.229.8086; http://www.hydeparkny.us/Recreation/ MusicInTheParksSchedule.pdf; http://www.staatsburgh.org

Thursday Night Live: Irish Night

Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Thursday, July 14, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.: The best of the Irish Catskills’ craic and céili comes to Bard. Tickets: $15 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Tavern Night: Acoustic Medicine Variety Show

Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Saturday, July 16, 7-10 p.m.: Joe Tobin and his Acoustic Medicine Variety Show play “progressive mountainfolkgrass.” Tickets: $10, includes two beverages and snacks. Pizza and hot dogs sold separately. Proceeds go toward continued restoration of the Inn. Information: 845.758.5887

Pyeng Threadgill

Howland Cultural Center, Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, July 16, 8-10 p.m.: Internationally acclaimed jazz artist Pyeng Threadgill’s music has been heard in front of audiences New York’s iconoclast downtown venues Nublu and Joe’s Pub, The Montreal Jazz Festival, Detroit Institute of The Arts, The Sun Side Jazz Club in Paris. Using impressionistic guitars, hard set grooves, keyboards, and swaggering horns, it is clear Pyeng Threadgill is as much a compelling storyteller as a bandleader. Tickets: $15 Information: 845.831.4988; http://howlandculturalcenter.org

Isle of Klezbos

Thursday Night Live: Klezmer Night

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Thursday, July 21, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.: Isle of Klezbos is not your bubbe’s klezmer! This soulful, fun-loving powerhouse sextet plays wildly imaginative Jewish folk music inspired by a kaleidoscope of other styles: Cajun, funk, punk, Latin jazz, and more. Tickets: $15 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Vassily Primakov, Piano

Tannery Pond Concerts, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School, New Lebanon, NY 12125 Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m.: Program featuring works by Schubert, Schumann and Rachmaninoff. Tickets: $25 & $30 Information: 888.820.1696; http://tannerypondconcerts.org


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An Animal Affair!

Mid Hudson Children’s Museum Pavilion, 75 North Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Friday, June 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Kick off the summer with a fun-filled day featuring presentations with exotic animals and Hudson River fish, face painting, arts and crafts and more! See “Andrew Simmons’ Wildlife Program,” starring birds of prey and reptiles, Two by Two Zoo’s “Wild World of Animals” including a lemur, kangaroo, alligator and more. Tickets: $5 per person (does not include museum admission) Information: 845.471.0589; http://www.mhcm.org

Children’s Play Day

Clermont State Historic Site, One Clermont Ave., Germantown, NY 12526 Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m.: Learn about the lives of children 200 years ago. Try out their clothes and games. Recommended for children 6-12. Program is free to all. Information: 518.537.4240; http://www.friendsofclermont.org

Gnome Home & Fairy Dwelling Workshop

Schor Conservation Area, Pavilion, 58 Shoreview Dr., Canaan, NY Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m.-noon: A magical morning of stories, collecting materials, and building tiny habitats that will connect kids with nature while inspiring creativity and pride. Using sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, pinecones and other natural found objects, children will create whimsical structures for imagined gnome and fairy friends. Children will take a Polaroid photograph of their creations to keep as a memento. Led by Sasha Sicurella, Education Director of Omi International Arts Center. Tickets: Free! Information: 518.392.5252 x 214; lauren@clctrust.org; http://www.clctrust.org

Mid-Summer Screenings at Olana: The Sound of Music Olana’s East Lawn, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m.: A film series that aims to introduce classic films in a unique and inspirational setting. Bring your family, friends and blankets to Olana’s East Lawn and enjoy classical films in a classical setting on select evenings this summer. Admission: $7/person; $25/car, members $5/$20 Information: 518.828.1872; http://olana.org

First Summer Weekend Walk

Olana’s Visitor Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, June 26, 9 a.m.: Get outside and enjoy the first official weekend of summer! Dress for the weather. Admission: Free! Vehicle use fee applies. Information: 518.828.1872; http://olana.org

Butterfly Adventure

Carey Institute for Ecosystem Studies, Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Tpke. (Route 44), Millbrook, NY 12545 Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m.-noon: Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about butterflies and skippers as they stroll through our fields and trails. Discover what they eat, where they live, and what attracts them to their habitats. The walk will begin at the Cary East (Gifford House) parking area. Wear hiking shoes and bring your binoculars, camera, and drinking water. Heavy rain cancels. Information: http://www.ecostudies.org/events.html

Wednesday Wanderings

Round Ball Mountain Conservation Area, 503 Carson Rd., Ancram, NY 12502 Wednesday, June 29, 10-11:30 a.m.: Learn about the history of the site, look for wildlife, and have a chance to familiarize yourself with the trails. Information: 518.392.5252 x 202; marcia@clctrust.org; http://www.clctrust.org continued on page 39 g


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Sensory Nature Hike: Knee-High Naturalist Summer Program

Schor Conservation Area, Pavilion, 58 Shoreview Dr., Canaan, NY Thursday, June 30, 10-11 a.m.: Explore, interact, and discover nature in a beautiful outdoor setting. Participants will observe and expand their knowledge of nature, learn about what lives in their own backyard, explore the outdoors, communicate what they have discovered, create art, collect insects, catch frogs, and splash in Jon’s Pond! Each session includes story time, take home arts & crafts project, nature journaling, and free play. For 3-6 year-olds with adult. Free! Information: 518.392.5252 x 202; marcia@clctrust.org; http://www.clctrust.org

Developmental Check-Ups

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Tuesday, July 5, 10 a.m.: Astor Early Childhood Programs, United Way of Dutchess County and Tivoli Free Library are offering Free Developmental Check-Ups for children 4 months to 5 years old. Please call 211 for registration. Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Ballet Story Camp

Kaatsbaan, Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Tues.-Fri., July 5-8, 9:30-11 a.m.; Mon.-Fri., July 11-15, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Campers will focus on a classic ballet story, and then perform for parents and family members on the last day of camp. Session I is for 4-5 year-olds; Session II for 6-8 year-olds. Tuition: $120, Session I; $150, Session II Information: 845.757.5106 x 10; http://www.kaatsbaan.org

Summer Reading Program Kick Off! International Potluck Dinner and African Dance & Drumming Family Workshop

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Wednesday, July 6, 6 p.m.: Bring a dish that represents your family heritage & join us for a family evening of African Dance & Drumming with Elena Mosley of Kuumba Dance and Drum. Grab a drum or bring your own and learn a move! All ages welcome, FREE and open to the public. Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Wappinger Creek Walk

Carey Institute for Ecosystem Studies, Gifford House parking area, 2801 Sharon Tpke. (Route 44), Millbrook, NY 12545 Thursday, July 7, 5-6:30 p.m.: In celebration of Creek Week and Dutchess County Watershed Awareness Month the Cary Institute and Cornell Cooperative Extension will host an interpretive hike along the Wappinger Creek Trail. This family friendly event will engage children and adults in hands-on activities. Participants will sample macroinvertebrates and learn about water quality issues. Information: http://www.ecostudies.org/events.html

Outdoor Movie: Horton Hears a Who

Pocket Park, 328 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Friday, July 8, 8 p.m.: Every Friday from July 8-August 26. Bring a chair and some popcorn! Upcoming screenings: 7/15, “Drumline”; 7/22, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader”; 7/29, “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.” Tickets: Free Information: 518.822.8100; http://www.timeandspace.org

TSL Kids’ Workshop: Summer Drumming

Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Fridays, July 8-August 12, 10 a.m.: A workshop for 10 year olds and up. This class will be a fun way to learn to play a new instrument, to develop drumming abilities, and to meet other kids with similar interests. Kevin Cortese will be teaching traditional African, AfroCuban, and Brazilian rhythms and will encourage participants to make up their own. Kevin will also work on accompaniment as well as solo parts to the rhythms. Students should bring drums and percussion instruments if they have them. Admission: Free, donations encouraged. Information: 518.822.8100; lmcb@timeandspace.org;

Youth Program: TSL Kids Create: Stomp Music Making Workshop

Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Wednesdays & Fridays, July 8-August 26, 3-5 p.m.: A workshop for 7 - 12 year olds. Participants will make instruments from recycled materials, and will work with the workshop leader to create a musical piece to perform with their new instruments. The group will develop and rehearse their original work, and will perform it for family and community members at TSL. Admission: Free, donations encouraged. Information: 518.822.8100; TSL-Youth@timeandspace.org

Youth Program: TSL Kids Create: Outdoor Shelter Building Workshop

Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Fridays, July 8-Aug. 26, 4-6:30 p.m.: A workshop for 7 - 11 year olds. Participants will use natural and traditional building materials to construct simple shelters. Projects may include a lean-to, fort, or small cabin. Children will gain experience with building materials and hand tools, and will collaborate on project planning and “work site” safety. Admission: Free, donations encouraged. Information: 518.822.8100; TSL-Youth@timeandspace.org

Youth Program: TSL Kids Create: Hand Building Workshop: Papier Mache, Clay, and More

Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturdays, July 9-August 27, 10 a.m.-noon: A workshop for 6 - 11 year olds. Participants will work with a variety of modeling materials to create sculptures, figures, and other small structures. Children will use papier-mache, clay, and cardboard to turn their imagined ideas into unique creations. Admission: Free, donations encouraged. Information: 518.822.8100; TSL-Youth@timeandspace.org

The Adventures of Mr. Toad

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m.: Join the irrepressible Mr. Toad and friends as they set off on an adventure across the English countryside in this live theatre presentation! Tickets: $7 for children; $9 for adults Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

Family Tour at Olana

5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, July 9, 11:30 a.m.: Explore the house, its paintings and treasures from a child’s perspective. Admission: Vehicle use fee applies. Information: 518.828.1872; http://olana.org

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One Week Camps start at age 5 Three Week Performance Camps -

“Disney’s Aladdin” and “Seussical” Performance (ages 11-15) Intermediate (7-10) Little Kids (5-7) “Alice in Wonderland” (7-10) Stage Combat (13 & up) Shakespeare (13 & up) Playwriting (13 & up) Scene Study (13 & up)

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Ukrainian Egg Painting Workshop

The Island Musical

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, July 9, 2 p.m.: A Summer Reading Program event. Learn the art of Ukrainian egg decorating with dyes and wax. Workshop kit $12. Please wear old clothing. Teens and adults only please. Pre-registration required. Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Powerhouse Theater, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Sunday, July 17, 4 p.m.: This special musical presentation for families by singer/songwriter Dar Williams, directed by Jeremy Dobrish, will combine Williams’ passion for the environment with her trademark exquisite songs in a new musical tale of a faraway island. Tickets: free Information: 845.437.7645; http://powerhouse.vassar.edu

Jack and the Beanstalk

Let’s Go to Mexico with The Butterfly Guy

Ice Age Geology Walk

Wild Wednesday: Impressive Insects

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m.: Can beans make wishes come true? They can and do in “Jack and the Beanstalk,” the award-winning puppet production of Michael Graham’s Spring Valley Puppet Theater. This popular classic features beautifully crafted hand and rod puppets, colorful scenic design, special effects and an original script in which Jack, with the help of a clever Chicken, saves the day! Tickets: $7 for children; $9 for adults Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

Greenport Conservation Area, 54 Daisy Hill Rd., Greenport, NY Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m.: Dr. Robert Titus, a professor of geology at Hartwick College, will lead an exploratory walk to uncover the geological history hidden at the Greenport Conservation Area. Discover how natural forces shaped the land beneath your feet, taking in the stunning scenery of the Hudson Valley while learning how it came to look the unique way it does. Dr. Titus writes popular columns on geology for regional publications and has authored several books. Information: 518.392.5252 x 202; http://www.clctrust.org

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, July 19, 6:30 p.m.: A special Summer Reading Program Event! Jerry Schneider, a/k/a “The Butterfly Guy” looks at the amazing Monarch migration to Mexico. See Monarch butterflies clustering by the thousands in Oyamel fir trees in the mountains of Michoacan, and learn why Monarchs come north every year only to return to Mexico in the fall. Participants are invited to create a t-shirt & have some ice cream after the presentation! Children’s shirts $4. Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Wednesday, July 13, 4:15 p.m.: If you like animals, plants, bugs and insects, then this is the program for you. This collaboration between Tivoli Free Library and the Department of Environmental Conservation is fun for all ages (and free!). Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer

Village of Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m.: Music, food, crafts, games, pie contest, chili cook-off and more. Live performance by local favorites Dog on Fleas. The event culminates in a family movie screening in the park. See pages 28 & 29 for details. Information: http://www.tivoliny.org

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.: This exciting, interactive show teaches kids the science inside bubbles. Find out different ways bubbles can be used to make our lives easier, softer and even taste better. Have you ever seen a pyramid-shaped bubble? How about a cube-shaped bubble? How about bubbles within bubbles...or bubbles walking a tightrope? As a finale, Jeff will even put an audience member inside a bubble! Tickets: $7 for children; $9 for adults Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

Family Free Time

Doktor Kaboom!

Tivoli Day

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, 75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Saturday, July 16, 5-8 p.m.: All visitors free during this time. Sponsored by Tots to Teens Pediatrics of Fishkill. Information: 845.471.0589; http://mhcm.org

Bindlestiff Family Circus

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Sat. & Sun., July 16 & 17, 3:30 p.m.: Fantastic feats, amazing acrobatics, and eye-popping fun for the whole family. Tickets: $15; $5 kids 3 and older. Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

British Car Day @ The Aerodrome

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, 9 Norton Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sunday, July 17, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.: Expect to see lots of Morgans and other classic British cars! Plus, regular air show at 2 p.m. Admission: $20; $15 teens (13-17), miliary & seniors; $5 juniors (6-12 & scouts in uniform); free, kids 5 and under. Information: 845.752.3200; http://www.oldrhinebeck.org

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Sat. & Sun., July 23 & 24, 3:30 p.m.: This one-man variety show takes audiences on a sidesplitting journey of spectacular (sometimes successful!) scientific experiments and demonstrations. Tickets: $15; $5 kids 3 and older. Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Children’s Play Day

Clermont State Historic Site, One Clermont Ave., Germantown, NY 12526 Saturday, July 24, 11 a.m.: Learn about the lives of children 200 years ago. Try out their clothes and games. Recommended for ages 6-12. Free! Information: 518.537.4240; http://www,friendsofclermont.org


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Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Thurs.-Sat., June 23-25, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., June 26, 5:30 p.m.: Winner of the Cadillac People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009 “The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls” tells the story of the world’s only comedic, singing, yodeling lesbian twin sisters, Lynda and Jools Topp, whose political activism and unique brand of entertainment has helped change New Zealand’s social landscape. In the process they have become well-loved cultural icons. Tickets: $7; $5 students Information: 518.822.8100; http://www.timeandspace.org

Benefit for O+ Festival

Upstate Films, Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12526 Saturday, June 25, 1 p.m.: In person, filmmakers Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker, and O+ organizers. Matinee benefit screening of “Fightville,” a new documentary from Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker -- a microcosm of life encapsulated in the captivating world of mixed martial arts. Tickets: $15 Information: 845.876.2515; http://upstatefilms.org/special-events

Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah

Upstate Films, Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12526 Sunday, June 26, time tba: In person, filmmaker Kevin Triplett and musician Gurf Morlix, with Guf Morlix performing a full set after the screening. A documentary about the doomed poet whose life was a country song. The film tells the story of the everyday man behind the Austin legend. Tickets: Call for ticket prices. Information: 845.876.2515; http://upstatefilms.org/special-events

Blaze Foley circa 1981. A documentary about his life screens at Upstate on June 26. Photo by C.P. Vaughn

Film: Sweet and Lowdown

PS/21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Tuesday, June 28, 8:30 p.m.: Woody Allen’s fictional biography of Emmet Ray, an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world during the 1930’s. Tickets: Free Information: 518.392.6121; http://www.ps21chatham.org

Met Opera: Simon Boccanegra (Verdi)

Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 p.m.: Four decades into a legendary Met career, tenor Plàcido Domingo makes history singing the title role in Verdi’s gripping political thriller, which is written for a baritone. Encore performance. Tickets: $15; $12.50 students Information: 518.822.8100; http://www.timeandspace.org

Revolution in Egypt: A Firsthand Account

Merritt Bookstore, Front Street, Millbrook, NY 12545 Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m.: Eden Unger Bowditch and her husband Nathaniel Bowditch, a professor of philosophy at American University Cairo, were four-year residents of Cairo, Egypt when the civil unrest began. Come hear what it was like to live through the violent turmoil, firsthand, in what is sure to be a very moving event. Information: 845.677.5857; http://merrittbooks.com

Author Reading: Eden Unger Bowditch

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friendship.” This “funny, inventive, poignant, and wonderfully fun” novel is great for readers of all ages, so bring the whole family to what is sure to be a memorable event! Information: 845.677.5857; http://merrittbooks.com

Film: The Band’s Visit

PS/21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Tuesday, July 5, 8:30 p.m.: Written & Directed by Eran Kolirin, this “beautifully understated” film about an Egyptian band stranded in rural Israel was at the center of the 2008 controversy over the Motion Picture Academy’s rules for foreign films. Movies introduced by Frank Farnham, adj. professor of communications at FIT, NYC. Tickets: Free Information: 518.392.6121; http://www.ps21chatham.org

Hudson Valley YA Society: Survivor Edition

Oblong Books, Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Friday, July 8, 7 p.m.: In this “Survivor Edition” we’ll be visited by Libba Bray, Michael Northrop, & E. Archer. David Levithan will be on hand to moderate their discussion. Information: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

Self Published Local Authors

Book Cove, 22 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling, NY 12564 Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m.: Get the inside scoop on self publishing from local authors Alan Ripkin, Dan Kellams, James McCormack and Mike Faloon. Information: 845.855.9590; http://www.pawlingbookcove.com

Chef Suvir Saran Book Signing

bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy, 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, July 9, 3-6 p.m.: International Chef Suvir Saran signs copies of his cookbooks, “American Masala” and “Indian Home Cooking.” Plus, select tastings. Information: 845.876.1117; http://www.bluecashewkitchen.com

Launch Party: Edie Meidav, “Lola, California”

Oblong Books, Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, July 9, 7:30 p.m.: Launch party, reading and signing with Edie Meidav for her new book, “Lola, California.” Meidav is the author of “The Far Field: A Novel of Ceylon” and “Crawl Space” (FSG, 2005). Winner of a Lannan Fellowship, a Howard Fellowship, the Kafka Prize for Fiction by an American Woman, and the Bard Fiction Prize, she teaches at Bard College. Information: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

Talk & Book Signing: Jeff Madrick, Age of Greed

Henry A. Wallace Center, FDR Historic Site, 4079 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538 Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m.: The FDR Presidential Library hosts an author talk and book signing with Jeff Madrick, author of “Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present.” Information: 845.486.7745; http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/ publicprograms/calendar.html

Film: Topsy-Turvey

PS/21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Tuesday, July 12, 8:30 p.m.: Mike Leigh’s brilliant re-creation of the collaboration of W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan in the glory era of imperial rule....one of the greatest movies about the theatre. With Lesley Manville, Timothy Spall, Ron Cook & Wendy Nottingham.~David

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Met Opera: La Fille Du Regiment

Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 p.m.: Laurent Pelly’s hilarious production stars Natalie Dessay as the tomboy Marie, who has been brought up as the “daughter of the regiment,” and Juan Diego Flórez as the young man in love with her. Encore performance. Tickets: $15; $12.50 students Information: 518.822.8100; http://www.timeandspace.org

Summerscape Film Festival: Before and After Bergman: The Best of Nordic Film

Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 July 14-August 18; Thurs. & Sun., 7 p.m.; 7/24, 7/31 & 8/7, 8/14, screenings at 4 p.m. also: The 2011 film festival celebrates three widely divergent aspects of Nordic cinema including works by Swedish directors Mauritz Stiller and Victor Sjöström, Ingmar Bergman, and contemporary Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. Once again, Bard SummerScape is pleased to present all titles on 35mm film (whenever possible). All silent films have live piano accompaniment. Tickets: $8 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Film: Buena Vista Social Club

PS/21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Tuesday, July 19, 8:30 p.m.: Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro’s takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, & resurrected the musicians’ careers. Directed by Wim Wenders. Movies introduced by Frank Farnham, adj. professor of communications at FIT, NYC. Tickets: Free Information: 518.392.6121; http://www.ps21chatham.org

Self Publishing and Editing: A Workshop with Sheila Buff

Merritt Bookstore, 57 Front Street, Millbrook, NY 12545 Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m.-noon: Come learn the ins and outs of self publishing and editing with Sheila Buff, freelance writer and author of seven national bestsellers! Self-publishing has become a wildly successful literary trend, and Ms. Buff will share tips and tricks that will help you produce a book that is well-written, properly edited, attractively designed, and successfully marketed. Information: 845.677.5857; http://www.merrittbooks.com

Joy Gross, “Joy’s Recipes for Living Younger...Longer!” Oblong Books, Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, July 23, 7:30 p.m.: Book discussion and sighing with Joy Gross, author of “Joy’s Recipes for Living Younger...Longer!” Information: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

Book Signing: Adirondack Trails with Tales

Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, July 24, 1 p.m.: Authors Russell Dunn and Barbara Delaney will do a talk on their book, Adirondack Trails with Tales and how the Hudson River School influenced our view of the Adirondack Wilderness. Tickets: Free Information: http://olana.org


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Sloop Clubhouse at the Beacon Train Station, Beacon, NY 12508 Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Fresh Produce, Meats, Fresh Flowers, Bread, Cheese, Wine, Gifts, Pottery, Baked Goods, Honey, Maple Syrup, Prepared Foods, Live Music. Information: 845.597.5028; www.thebeaconfarmersmarket.com

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Poughkeepsie Farm Project Farmer’s Market

Walkway Over the Hudson, at Eastern approach, and Pulaski Park, Washington St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Fridays through October, 3-7 p.m.: Parking in the east State parking lot will be free to patrons of the Farmers Market and Community Nights. As usual, there is also free on-street parking available on Washington, Brookside and Taylor Streets. Information: http://walkway.org

Municipal Parking Lot, E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sundays through Thanksgiving, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: A diverse and unique selection of farm fresh products that showcase the very best of the Hudson Valley. Special events: 6/26, Hudson Valley Sheep & Wool Festival offers tastings of Lamb Sliders, music by Tuba Skinny; 7/3, t-shirt sale to benefit the Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market/John Honey Scholarship Fund; 7/10, live music by Steve Chizmadia and Community Group, Wilderstein Historic Site; 7/17, singer/songwriter Fred Gillen Jr. performs, Community Group, Catskill Animal Sanctuary; 7/24, Annual Corn Roast and Music by Steven Michael Pague & Friends; 7/31, Music by Connor Kennedy and Community Group, Town of Rhinebeck CAC. Information: http://www.rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com

Clermont Country Farmers’ Market

Friends of the Farmer Hootenanny!

1820 Route 9, at the Old Hettling farm stand, Clermont, NY 12526 Saturdays through October 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Local Seasonal Produce & Fruit, Poultry, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Venison, American Buffalo, Ostrich, Local Dairy Products, Artisinal Cheeses, Baked Goods, Granola, Organic Mushrooms, Wine, Pesto, Fresh Pasta, Seasonally Prepared Dishes, Homemade Soups, Savory Sauces, Stove Top Jam & Jellies, Salsa, Pickles & Pickled Veggies, Honey, Maple Syrup - Flowers – Local Crafters, Jewelry, Weaving, Yarn, Soap, Textiles, Woodcarvers, Pottery, Paintings ..... and so much more! Information: http://clermontfarmersmarket.com

Hudson Farmers Market

6th & Columbia Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturdays through November 19, 9 a.m.-noon: Nearly 30 local vendors offer everything from produce and baked goods to wines, cheeses, coffee, plants and herbs. A sampling of this year’s participants includes: Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Coach Farm Dairy, Don Baker Fruit Farm, Fog & Thistle Farm, Hudson-Chatham Winery, LOAF, Milt’s Coffee, Maple Bee Farm and many others. Events throughout the season. Information: http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com

Copake Country Club, Copake Lake, NY 12529 Thursday, June 23, 7-10 p.m.: Join friends, local farmers and agricultural students for a Hootenanny to raise funds for the Friends of the Farmer Scholarship. A delicious, fun and educational evening to raise awareness for the local Hudson Valley Farmers who keep us so well fed and to provide support for the next generation of Hudson Valley family farmers. Featuring BBQ from Chef Mark Strausman (Agriturismo, Pine Plains and Fred’s at Barneys New York), vittles from resident Chef Glenn Strickling of the Greens at Copake Country Club, a Pigasso Farms pig roast, libations from Millbrook Winery and farm fresh goodies from Herondale Farm, Sol Flower Farm, Hudson Valley Fresh and Coach Farm. Tickets: $150 Information: http://www.friendsofthefarmer.com/hoot.html

Walk & Talk at CEIE: Restorative Environments with Naomi Sachs

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Shabbat Hike

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Long Dock Road, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, July 9, 1-6 p.m.: Help the folks at Scenic Hudson celebrate the opening of this new and improved Hudson Riverfront park. Take to the water on a free kayak paddle, try out a new bike on the Klara Sauer Trail, join a guided tour of exciting park features, including Scenic Hudson’s River Center, test your mettle at hula-hooping and enjoy a great line-up of live performers, including Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, Uncle Rock, WeMustBe, and The Big Takeover. Information: 845.473.4440 x 273; http://www.scenichudson.org

Schor Conservation Area, Pavilion, 58 Shoreview Dr., Canaan, NY Saturday, July 2, 9:30 a.m.1 p.m.: The Chatham Synagogue is hosting a Shabbat Hike at Schor Conservation Area with visiting rabbi Jamie Korngold, The Adventure Rabbi from Boulder, Colorado. Rabbi Korngold is leading a unique Saturday service for Chatham synagogue members and interested members of the community. In her work as the Adventure Rabbi, nationally acclaimed Jamie Korngold leads groups toward spiritual fulfillment in nature. She has uncovered the rich traditions and lessons God taught our ancestors in the wild. Author of “The God Upgrade” (Jewish Lights 2011) and “God in the Wilderness” (Doubleday 2008) Korngold uses rabbinic wisdom and witty insights to show people of all faiths that despite the hectic pace of life today, it is vital for us to reclaim these lessons, awaken our inner spirituality and find meaning, tranquility and purpose in our lives. Information: 518.733.5092; http://clctrust.org/2011/05/shabbat

Fall Kill Partnership Community Garden, 29 North Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Tuesday, July 12, 6:30-8 p.m.: Rain barrels capture runoff from rooftops during storms to use later to water your lawn or garden. Using a rain barrel can help save money on water bills, conserve water, and manage stormwater runoff. At this hands-on workshop, we will provide a 55-gallon food-grade plastic barrel and all the materials you need to build your own! Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County. Fee: $45 Information: 845.677.8223 x 114; acs26@cornell.edu

Pitch in for Parks: Mount Beacon

Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming

Route 9D and Howland Ave., Beacon, NY 12508 Thursday, July 7, 5:30 p.m.: Help the folks at Scenic Hudson keep our parks in top condition. Lend a hand and help them tackle important maintenance projects. The plan is to undertake some serious work on Mount Beacon’s White Trail, restoring several sections that have washed away. Wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty, including long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy closed-toe shoes and a hat. Also bring gloves, water and bug spray. Meet in the Mount Beacon Parking Lot for a carpool over to Pocket Road. Information: 845.473.4440 x 273; http://www.scenichudson.org

Farm, Food & Music Festival

Clermont State Historic Site, One Clermont Ave., Germantown, NY 12526 Friday, July 8, 4 p.m.-sunset: The Clermont Country Farmers Market hosts a family-friendly evening at Clermont State Historic Site with locally farmed products & crafts, local dinner fare & local music provided by The Acoustic Medicine Variety Show. Information: 518.537.4240; http://www.friendsofclermont.org; http://clermontfarmersmarket.com

Walk & Talk at CEIE: Geology Walk with Bill Prehoda

Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, 199 Dennings Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, July 9, 10-11:30 a.m.: Every rock has a story with a past. Join hydrogeologist Bill Prehoda as he “tells all” about Denning’s Point from a geologist’s perspective. Information: 845-765-2721; http://www.bire.org

Rain Barrel Workshop

Hudson River Cruise to Benefit Stony Kill Foundation

Boat leaves from Newburgh Riverfront Thursday, July 14, 6-8 p.m.: Take a lovely cruise on the Hudson and help Stony Kill Foundation. Ticket price includes the cruise, appetizers and live music. Cash bar and silent auction. Feel free to park at Stony Kill and carpool. Information: 845.831.1617; http://www.stonykill.org

Carey Institute for Ecosystem Studies, Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Tpke. (Route 44), Millbrook, NY 12545 Friday, July 15, 7 p.m.: Climatologist Dr. Michael Mann will review the evidence for human influence on the climate, including measurements available for the past two centuries and paleoclimate observations spanning more than a millennium. He will also address how climate change will influence the world we live in, from sea level rise and severe weather to changes in the water supply. His lecture will conclude with a frank discussion about possible solutions to the climate change. A key contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, Dr. Mann is author of more than 130 peerreviewed and edited publications, and recently co-authored the book “Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming” with colleague Lee Kump. He is also a co-founder and avid contributor to the awardwinning science website www.realclimate.org. Information: http://www.ecostudies.org/events.html

Moonlight Hike

Route 9D and Howland Ave., Beacon, NY 12508 Friday, July 15, 7-10 p.m.: Trek to Mount Beacon’s fire tower to enjoy a glorious sunset and views of Manhattan’s skyline, then walk back down beneath a full moon. This hike is a strenuous 4 miles. Please bring a flashlight, clothing appropriate for weather, sturdy, closed toed shoes, (hiking boots or similar) water and a snack, but no pets, please. Event will be held rain or shine. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Information: 845.473.4440 x 273; http://www.scenichudson.org


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Farm to Table in the Fields

Rain Barrel Workshop

Katchkie Farm, 34 Fischer Road Ext., Kinderhook, NY 12106 Saturday, July 16, 5-9 p.m.: Share the bounty of a summer feast in the fields of Katchkie Farm. Sourced from within a 100-mile radius of New York City, the featured 100-Mile Menu represents a celebration of local flavors and a commitment to supporting sustainable agriculture. Cohosted by Columbia Land Conservancy and Katchkie Farm. A portion of each ticket will benefit CLC and The Sylvia Center. Tickets: $125 Information: http://www.clctrust.org; http://farmtotableinthefields.eventbrite.com

Stonykill Foundation, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY Saturday, July 23, 10-11:30 a.m.: Rain barrels capture runoff from rooftops during storms to use later to water your lawn or garden. Using a rain barrel can help save money on water bills, conserve water, and manage stormwater runoff. At this hands-on workshop, we will provide a 55-gallon food-grade plastic barrel and all the materials you need to build your own! Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County. Fee: $45 Information: 845.677.8223 x 114; acs26@cornell.edu

Tuesday Evening Hudson River Paddle

Tivoli “Put-Ups”

Long Dock Road, Beacon, NY 12508 Tuesday, July 19, 6-8 p.m.: Learn the ABCs of kayaking while paddling to Denning’s Point and back—on the lookout for bald eagles and other awesome raptors. Equipment will be provided by Mountain Tops Outfitters. Space is limited to 18 paddlers so participants MUST register in advance using online form below. Bring: water, sunscreen, sunglasses and clothing appropriate for weather. This event will be held rain or shine. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Information: 845.473.4440 x 273; http://www.scenichudson.org

Third Thursdays at CEIE: Spirituality and the Environment Part 1

Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, 199 Dennings Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508 Thursday, July 21, 7-9 p.m.: How do spirituality and theology inform our connection to the environment? Join sister Bigid Driscoll (RSHM) and Rabbi Lawrence Troster, for an engaging exploration of the role of Christian and Jewish traditions in our environmental future, moderated by John Cronin. Information: 845-765-2721; http://www.bire.org

Common Fire Housing Co-Op, West Kerley Corners Rd., Tivoli, NY Wednesday, July 27: Canning party hosted by Loose Caboose Farm. Learn the basics of canning vegetables and stock your cupboard with yummy, local veggies year-round. There are four workshops in the series, and included in the workshop series fee are a jar of each recipe made during the sessions, and enough fresh vegetables from Loose Caboose Farm to try it on your own at home. Series Fee: $160 Information: 845.901.4124; miriam@loosecaboosefarm.com

The Backyard Homestead Summer Series

Chatham Real Food Market Co-op, 15 Church St., Chatham, NY Friday, July 29, 7 p.m.: Screening of “Mad City Chickens.” Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: “Keeping Chickens,” a talk on basic backyard chicken care. Saturday, July 30, 3-5 p.m.: “Keeping Chickens Field Trip,” take a group field trip to see examples of local backyard chicken coops. The Backyard Homestead Series is co-sponsored by Chatham Real Food Market Co-op, the Common Hands Farm Project and Chatham Chickens. Information: 518.392.3353; realfoodcoop@taconic.net


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The Rose Garden at Vanderbilt. Photo courtesy Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association.

Gentle Movement with Mimi

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Tuesday, June 28, 7 p.m.: This class is a gentle workout combining elements of chi kung and yoga with relaxation and breathing techniques. Participants will work on lengthening the body, releasing stress and toxins, and creating stronger balance and posture.The class is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Wear loose comfortable clothes and bring a mat and towel. Admission: $5 per session Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Tea Talk

Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.-noon: Kim Bach, owner of Verdigris Tea will share her knowledge of teas native to the many regions that Frederic Church traveled to throughout his lifetime. Participants will learn of the many varieties of teas from India, Jamaica, Mexico, and the Middle East. In addition, Ms. Bach will explore teas that represent the fruits that the artist grew in his orchards at Olana. Participants will have the opportunity to taste different teas and to make their own individual blend of loose teas to bring home. Seating is limited and pre-registration suggested. Tickets: $10 non members; $5 members Information: http://olana.org

Japanese Flower Arranging & Tea Ceremony

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, July 9, 2 p.m.: Talk on the Tea Ceremony and a hands on workshop on how to arrange the flowers for Chabana. Please bring flowers from your garden and a favorite vase. Bettina Mueller is the author of The World in a Bowl of Tea. She has been studying the Tea Ceremony since the early 1980’s and has built a tea house in her backyard in Tivoli. She also is leading the Beginner’s Mediation series at the library this summer. This is a free class, but registration is required. Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Luscious Landscaping

The Phantom Gardener, 6837 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sunday, July 10, 10 a.m.: Let Lee Reich, PhD, show you how you can both landscape and put very local, healthful food on the table. Discover some of the best trees, shrubs, and vines for this purpose, plants that offer taste as well as visual delight - stunning flowers in spring, attractive shape and color through summer, bright hues in autumn, and/or neat form in winter. Better yet, Lee has selected low maintenance varieties – pest-resistant and requiring little or no pruning – so there’s less work, more enjoyment. Lee will have copies of his books available for purchase and signing. Fee: $15 Information: 845.876.8606; http://www.thephantomgardener.com

Local Talent Tuesday: Matthew Slaats of Pause

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Tuesday, July 12, 7 p.m.: An evening with Matthew Slaats of Pause. Matthew will discuss the organization’s community initiatives as well as introduce local artists who participate in the cause. Centered in Poughkeepsie, PAUSE builds creative, civic and social capital in the community through projects that allow residents to take ownership of long depressed neighborhoods. They generate opportunities for city residents to become active participants in building a new future. Projects produce tangible outcomes; redesigned public space, improved access to food, and opportunities for at-risk youth. This is a FREE event. Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Sunset Sensations: A Unique Wine & Food Sampling Series

Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Thursday, July 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Enjoy a magnificent Hudson River sunset while sipping fine wines paired with delicious culinary creations. Visitors are treated to informal wine pairing presentations, vegetable garden tour with Locust Grove’s horticulturists, and cooking demonstrations by the featured chef of the month, Susan HolbertCrocker of Holbert’s Catering and Back Yard Bistro. Tickets: $24 advance; $26 day of event Information: 845.454.4500; http://lgny.org


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Walkway Celebrates Arts and Crafts

Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Friday, July 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Monthly “Community Night on the Walkway” -- a family friendly and free opportunity for the public to enjoy Friday evenings on the Walkway as well as to showcase Hudson Valley organizations and businesses. Upcoming Community Nights include: 8/12, Music and Dance; 9/23, Sustainable Living. Information: http://walkway.org

Vive Wilderstein: Annual Benefit Fundraiser

Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, July 16, 5-8 p.m.: A Bastille Day-themed lawn party overlooking the Hudson River. This Summer Celebration fundraiser is a well-attended annual event complete with a silent auction and house tours all designed to benefit Wilderstein. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres, plus a silent auction. Tickets: $100 per person. Proceeds support the preservation of Wilderstein. Information: 845.876.4818; http://www.wilderstein.org

Vanderbilt Landscape and Garden Tour

Vanderbilt Mansion, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Sunday, July 17, 1 p.m.: “200 Years of Landscape History” tour led by a National Park Service Ranger. The tour begins at the visitor parking area and concludes at the Formal Gardens where visitors may join garden volunteers between 1 and 3:30 p.m. for an additional 30-minute tour. Interpreter-guides will discuss the history of the gardens, Vanderbilt ownership and the on-going work by the Vanderbilt Garden Association which was formed in 1984 to rehabilitate and maintain the garden plantings. Information: 845.473.5957; sgillespie@hvc.rr.com

Evening in the Garden

Locust Grove, Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Friday, July 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Dine among the flowers in highsummer glory immersed in color and scent at every turn. Informal garden talk and tour with Locust Grove’s Director of Horticulture, Timothy Steinhoff, at the height of the season. Heirloom annual flower borders and planters overflowing with a wide variety of foliage and flowers; dramatic, tropical pattern beds adjacent the mansion showcase antique perennials are the backdrop for this outdoor dining experience in the estate’s gardens. Admission: $35/person Information: 845.454.4500, x 217; http://lgny.org

2nd Annual Car Show & Street Fair

4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538 Sunday, July 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Presented by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. Car show with trophies, music, food, vendors and Chinese Auction with great prizes. Live music by the Ponytails. Opportunities for sidewalk and street fair vendors. Contact the Chamber for details on space rental. Information: 845.229.8612; http://www.lightningrodpromotions.com

Always There’s 2nd Annual Motorcycle & Car Show

918 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Featuring more than 100 motorcycles and cars, plus raffles, prizes and food. Live music with The Mojo Myles Mancuso Band. Kids’ activity area. World War Sherman Tank on display -- one of only 20 left in the U.S. that is functional. Tickets: $8 vehicle registration; $5 suggested donation gate, kids and seniors, free. Information: 845.339.6683 x 3213; www.alwaystherehomecare.org

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