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Mercantile June/July 2011

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.


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:

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;

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



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:

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:

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: continued on page 7 g

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