A miscellany of Hudson Valley art, entertainment and adventure | Calendar Ca l e n da r & Classifieds | Issue 38 | Sept. 22 â€“ 29 mu s ic
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September 22, 2016
New Ishmael Houston Jones work to be unveiled at Kaatsbaan
The Kaatsbaan International Dance Center presents choreographer, dancer and Bessie Award recipient Ishmael Houston Jones’s work-inprogress Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and Other Works by John Bernd. This platform originated with HoustonJones’s rediscovery of a pamphlet of collected writings remembering the choreographer John Bernd, who died of AIDS in 1988. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24. Admission costs $20, $10 for students. The Kaatsbaan International Dance Center is located at 120 Broadway in Tivoli. For more information, visit www. kaatsbaan.org.
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Food and cider pairings event in New Paltz
As part of the farm-to-table food and beverage boom, the mid-Hudson has been reclaiming its Colonial heritage as the cradle of American cidermaking. Local orchards have clearing acreage devoted in the 20th century to eating apples and replanting them with tarter heirloom varieties more suited to the production of hard cider. So it’s not at all surprising that local history and heritage venues are jumping on the bandwagon as well. At Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) in New Paltz, one of the latest projects is a membership group called the Old Fort History Club. Its third gathering, scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. this Saturday, September 24 in the Old Fort Visitors’ Center at 81 Huguenot Street, will feature food and cider pairings with Culinary Institute of America graduate chef Shawn Hubbell and Angry Orchard. The event will also include a talk on archival cookbooks by award-winning food historian and HHS Board member Peter G. Rose, author of several books on the influence of the Dutch on the American kitchen. Admission to the Food & Cider Pairings and Discussion event costs $15 for current Old Fort History Club members, $25 if you want to sign up now. To register or find out more, visit www.huguenotstreet. org/rsvp.
Burroughs’ legacy Manifold Nature: John Burroughs and the North American Review launch features panel at Vassar, book talk at Slabsides
hat we now call natural history or the biosciences were once known as “natural philosophy,” and it was assumed that a scientist would also be an author. Indeed, our local hero, late-19th-century superstar naturalist John Burroughs, was more renowned in his time for his writings and ponderings than for any sort of groundbreaking research. Nineteen of his most famous essays were first published, between 1889 and 1920, under the collective title Manifold Nature in the North American Review. That venerable periodical was America’s first literary magazine, founded in 1815 by Boston patriot Nathan Hale, among others. It ceased publication in 1940 following the revelation that it had been purchased for propaganda purposes by a Japanese spy, Joseph Hilton Smyth, two years earlier; but the North American Review was revived in 1964 and continues to operate today, printing works by some of America’s most prestigious contemporary Photo of John Burroughs by Clifton Johnson (courtesy of The Jones Library, authors. This month, the North American Amherst, Massachusetts) Review Press is reissuing Burroughs’ 19 essays as a standalone publication, with new prefaces to each essay written by Jeremy Schraffenberger, an editor at the magazine. To celebrate the publication of Manifold Nature: John Burroughs and the North American Review, the Vassar College Libraries will be hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, September 29 titled “John Burroughs Today: The Legacy of an American Naturalist, Critic and Philosopher.” Organized by the John Burroughs Association, the panel will include local academics Steve Mercier of Marist College, Dan Payne of SUNY-Oneonta, Dan Peck of Vassar, Susan Fox Rogers of Bard College and Harry Stoneback of SUNY-New Paltz. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Room 208 of Taylor Hall, and admission is free. Schraffenberger will also be the guest speaker at a book launch event at 12 noon on Saturday, October 1 – which also happens to be this fall’s Slabsides Day, when visitors can actually enter Burroughs’ rustic cabin and writing retreat – at the John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary. Open House hours will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. The entrance to the Sanctuary is located at 261 Floyd Ackert Road in West Park. – Frances Marion Platt
By the end of the Civil War, Connecticut Yankee Charles Stillman had become one of the richest men in America, making his fortune in Mexican cotton, real estate and silver mines. He founded the city of Brownsville, Texas and helped bankroll an attempted invasion of Mexico by José María Jesús Carbajal. His son James became president of what is now the Citigroup bank, and two of James Stillman’s daughters ended up marrying two sons of John D. Rockefeller’s brother William. One heir of this 19th-century robber baron, Chauncey Devereux Stillman (1907-1989), owned a country estate ten miles northeast of Millbrook, called Wethersfield. Now operated by the Homeland Foundation, the 1,200acre spread is one of the largest farms in Dutchess County and is open to the public. Perched atop a 1,200-foot ridge in the foothills of the Taconic range, Wethersfield commands a spectacular view of rolling countryside that might prove a tantalizing discovery for your next Hudson Valley day outing Besides being an open-space preservationist and enthusiast for agrarian revival, setting up the Homeland Foundation in 1938 for the express
purpose of keeping Wethersfield and its environs rural in perpetuity, Chauncey Stillman was also an accomplished equestrian who loved driving horsedrawn carriages in the Age of the Automobile. Wethersfield today remains home to the Carriage House Museum, which houses the tycoon’s collection of beautifully preserved carriages and associated equipment. Stillman’s Georgian-style brick home is also a museum, furnished with antiques and displaying his art collection. It’s surrounded by formal gardens where visitors may stroll. But mostly, people go to Wethersfield
for its knockout views. Wethersfield’s scenic trails are open from dawn to dusk seven days a week from mid-April to midNovember; a $25 day pass is required. The Main House, Carriage House and garden are open from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June through September, but advance reservations are required. Admission cost $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students 13 to 18 years of age and $12 per person for groups of three or more. Children aged 12 and under get in free. For info, visit www. wethersfieldgarden.org.
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September 22, 2016
Quilt plays BSP this Sunday
t’s a naïve, self-flattering assumption to believe that your art is a direct, gashed-vein expression of your experience, your larger world and your inner life. You may feel that it is, just because you want it to be true so badly. You deafen yourself to all of the cultural and aesthetic factors that intervene. On the other hand, it is a buzzkill to go all-in on that old ‘80s cokehead intellectual perception that art is primarily an insular game, an “inside” conversation between artifacts within traditions, and that art’s subject is always primarily art itself – that each new love song, for example, is ultimately “about” the phenomenon of the love song, its tropes, traditions and innovations; not about, say, love. Art is a mirror held up to a mirror held up to a mirror held up to nature, maybe, by the first guy. In Greece. Where does meaning live? Is it a property dwelling minerallike within the art itself, there whether or not anyone perceives it? Is it a controlled reaction between the intentions of the artist and the experiences of the audience within a shared cultural context? Or is meaning the ongoing output of a complex cultural process, activated when the work, loaded with all kinds of intended and unintended volatile content, drops in the pool and immediately starts gabbing and interacting with everything that has gone before it and that is going on around it: a dynamic vision of meaning that privileges the critics who “read” culture rather than the dull-headed makers, whose leaden statements of intention are pretty much irrelevant to what the work actually becomes and means. The art doesn’t even need to be great (though it helps if it is sexy; this we have learned). In the old days, it was pretty simple: The artist had a great idea and great skill and made some great art, and the critical apparatus jumped in to help expose and celebrate its greatness and advocate for its position in the canon, which the work would continuously justify because of an
inherent and obvious greatness that goes boom on your head, all heads, all heads that are ready. This starts to get shaky, for me at least, with the dawn of 20th-century psychology and urgent questions not only about whether the artist gets to control what her work means, but also whether she should even want to, if Jung and Freud were right about where the real energy lives. Long before psychology, of course, some people believed that the artist is just the poor conduit: a vehicle that the art uses and then discards roughly when it is done with her. No art is great if it’s not just a little mad, if it doesn’t say some things that we can’t rightly understand. Who is to be the arbiter of such wildness? You know, I dropped out of Critical Theory 101 early in life, and so can’t get too much further with this; but I think it is a good thing that I absorbed just enough to keep my mind working on the problem. I am too sensitive to ideas. I get overexcited when I start to understand a single one. I worked with a songwriter once who was so sensitive to music that
she had to control strictly how much she exposed herself to. Otherwise she would be overwhelmed by all the freshness and energy and sounds and grooves out there, and feel herself drowned out before she gave her own frail and lovely songs a chance to germinate. She needed a protected and mostly empty psychic space in which she might discover for herself all of the things that had already been discovered. Mostly empty: She let a few things in, just a few, dwelling on them and loving them well until they told her everything. But the borders were patrolled with vigilance. I think that this is a fabulous life strategy: getting more meaning out of fewer artifacts. Throughout college and grad school, I was admonished to read constantly and read everything. (I think it was obvious to my mentors that I wasn’t doing anything of the sort.) Now, I am more of the mind that if you read a few very, very good books when you are young (I mean, really good, like One Hundred Years of Solitude or Writing without Teachers) and then think about them the rest of your life, you’ll eventually spin out all the other ones on your own anyway. But the idea that art is all style grabs and references, and that meaning is socially negotiated, as joyless as it might sound to an old Romantic like me, is a powerful one. Once you let it do its work of making sense of the culture storming around you at all times, it explains a lot. I do worry, though, about some of the young artists for whom this idea has always been so deeply assumed that they don’t even recognize it as their operating assumption. What are their prospects for growth? Don’t you need the Romantic myth if you want
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transformation? In the last 20 years, I have seen the aesthetic of cultural “sampling” grow way beyond its obvious digital/electro home base. More and more organic and old-school bands playing guitars and banjos and garbage cans strike me as essentially meatware samplers involved in a complex and single-point-of-focus cultural acquisition. When you first hear the lovely neo-psychedelic band Quilt, you will be struck – astonished, I tell
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Gholson, Baird Hersey, Timothy Hill and Bruce Milner, each of whom may be known to locals on his or her own. Admission costs $20. Mountain View Studio is located at 20 Mountain View Avenue in Woodstock. For more information, visit www.pranasound.com.
The Orchestra Now performs this Saturday at Bard’s Fisher Center Terry Bozzio’s absurdly mega drum kit may seem at first a pure indulgence. and an anachronistic one at that: the final prog/rock one-upsmanship to end all one-upsmanships, delayed until long, long after the commercial heyday of prog. But to hear the artist explain it, the drum set’s rationale is actually completely reasonable. Bozzio wishes to play the drums melodically, and therefore requires enough strikable surfaces to play chromatic and diatonic scales in multiple sounds. Still, it is a massive spectacle to behold: a futuristic and spherical vehicle laid out to the specifications of the drummer bestknown for his work with Frank Zappa Jeff Beck, and the electropop hitmakers Missing Persons. The Ashokan Talent Group presents “Terry Bozzio: An Evening of Solo Drum Music” on Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. at the Woodstock Music Lab at 1700 Sawkill Road in Kingston. General admission tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information, visit http://ashokantalent. com.
Prana performs at Woodstock’s Mountain View Studio The fabulous cross-cultural vocal group Baird Hersey & Prana will be performing on Saturday, September 24 at 7 p.m. at Mountain View Studio in Woodstock. Named for the Sanskrit word for breath, Prana a five-voice a cappella group who integrate a number of spiritual and Eastern vocal techniques in an East/West fusion that also touches on jazz, folk and classical choral music. Prana features the talents of Amy Fradon, Kirsti
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Quilt/Mutual Benefit/Donny Dinero, Sunday, September 25, 7 p.m., $12/$15, BSP, 323 Wall Street, Kingston; www. bspkingston.com.
Woodstock Music Lab in Kingston hosts drummer Terry Bozzio
you – by their easygoing mastery of one very particular period, one geographically and chronologically fixed vibe. Call it the psychedelic folk/pop of the California of the ‘60s. Especially amazing is the way in which they cop the distinctively naïve vocal harmony of the period: the Mamas and the Papas, Moby Grape, the Byrds, of course, and (while they are seldom admitted into this discussion, thanks to hipster blacklisting) the Grateful Dead, whose take on the Bay Area vocal harmony thing on Workingman’s Dead is probably the most bizarre of them all. Quilt are naturally gifted arrangers. Their guitar noodles are clean and beautifully orchestrated in a way that reminds of the former locals Widowspeak, with whom they must be buddies (I do not know this for a fact, but I will take bets). The studio is their friend, and they are utterly at home in it, setting some rigid chronological boundaries that they seldom violate. To their credit, it never sounds like tribute or parody. Their voice might be instantly recognizable as an old and geolocated one, but they inhabit it fully. If there is one aspect of first-gen folk psychedelia that Quilt, Widowspeak and many others don’t quite capture, it is the goofy harmonic sophistication that crept into the original stuff via Tin Pan Alley. Quilt end up sounding comparatively monochromatic in a way more indebted to the Velvet Underground and even dreamroots bands like the Cowboy Junkies and Mazzy Star. This is not a deficiency, as the relatively inert, slow-paced chord changes enhance the dwelling raga feel that is a big part of their sound. 2014’s Held in Splendor is Quilt’s definitive statement of identity. 2016’s Plaza tackles the difficult proposition of change for any band that is formed so fiercely around one specific moment in time and space. The record is slightly more abrasive and electric, definitely a little more New York. It is coming unmoored in time as the doctrinal ‘60s-ness of the core sound starts to yield just a little. But also this: The non-historical basic musical properties of Plaza are better than before, the hooks shapelier and more concise, the grooves more buoyant, the harmonies as fantastic as ever. I suppose that some questions hover, regarding what a band like this is supposed to do when its growth can no longer be contained by its original referential premise. It is an exciting time, however, when the façade just begins to show signs of crumbling. Quilt performs at BSP with Mutual Benefit and Donny Dinero on Sunday, September 25. Tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, visit www.bspkingston.com. BSP is located at 323 Wall Street in Kingston. – John Burdick
September 22, 2016
vember 20. The TÕN fall season opens in residence with three concert programs at Bard College’s Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, beginning with Copland and Bruckner on September 24 and continuing with Elgar’s Enigma Variations on October 29 and 30 and “Cai Conducts Rachmaninoff ” on November 19 and 20. Ticket prices begin at $25 and may be purchased by calling the box office at (845) 758-7900, in person at the Fisher Center box office or by visiting the website at http://fishercenter.bard.edu.
BSP in Kingston to host Concert across America to End Violence
The Orchestra Now (TÕN), the preprofessional orchestra and Master’s degree program founded in 2015 by Bard College and conductor, educator and music historian Leon Botstein, will open its fall season in New York City with the first of its three-concert Sight & Sound series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 16. For locals, TÕN will also begin its expanded season in residence at Bard College’s Fisher Center with three fall programs from September 24 to No-
BSP in Kingston gets in on a largescale grassroots initiative on Sunday, September 25: the Concert across America to End Violence. The Kingston expression of this national event will feature performances by local residents Marshall Crenshaw, Kate Pierson, Mike + Ruthy and Connor Kennedy and Minstrel. Organized nationally by the Massachusetts-based Stop Handgun Violence (SHV), Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence and dozens of other organizations including Family of Woodstock, the Kingston version of the event will be coproduced by songwriter, novelist and Kindie music artist Robert Burke War-
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A mid-day break of musical performances featuring area artists in a variety of musical programs. Old Dutch Church is located on Main Street, between Fair and Wall Streets, in Uptown Kingston. All programs are free. Church is handicap accessible.
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6 ren (known to many as Uncle Rock). The idea was suggested to Warren by his friend and occasional songwriting partner Roseanne Cash, who is organizing a synchronous show at the Beacon Theater in New York City. â€œShe asked if I would put together a Hudson Valley version,â€? he says. â€œSo I joined forces with Family of Woodstock and reached out to these amazing musicians. Theyâ€™re all passionate about the issue. So here we are.â€? SHV founder John Rosenthal said, â€œIn the midst of Americaâ€™s epidemic of gun violence that results in 90 deaths, over 200 injuries and a mass shooting every day, this powerful coast-to-coast concert and organizing effort will raise awareness and â€“ very importantly â€“ get out the vote on gun violence prevention in the November elections and beyond.â€? The musical lineup requires little introduction to locals, but it does speak to the Hudson Valleyâ€™s emergent musical diversity. Power-pop icon Crenshawâ€™s local appearances are rare. Pierson, of B-52s fame, has performed local on several occasions with Kennedy and members of Minstrel as her band, as has Crenshaw. Mike + Ruthy, the progressive scions of Americana and folk royalty, are all-butsynonymous with the music of the midHudson Valley. Proceeds from the BSP event will go to Family of Woodstockâ€™s 24-hour Crisis Hotline (firearms are currently the mostutilized method of suicide), services for youth and adolescents (1.7 million children and teens live in homes with unlocked, loaded guns) and efforts to prevent domestic violence (in an average month in the US, 51 women are shot to death by their intimate partners). â€œFamily of Woodstock is proud to be participating in the Concert across America to End Gun Violence,â€? says Tamara Cooper, Crisis Hotline program director. â€œThe focus of this initiative is to bring awareness to our ability to reduce gun violence in our communities through education and prevention strategies such as gun locks.â€? The Concert across America: BSP Kingston, hosted by Family of Woodstock, will take place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 25 in the huge back room of BSP Kingston at 323 Wall Street. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and can be purchased at www. bspkingston.com. â€“ John Burdick
September 22, 2016
Artbar Gallery hosts Andrea Shaut, Maiko Hata & Nick Herko When Allie Constant opened the Artbar Gallery, on Broadway in Kingston, she thought of it as an art gallery that would serve drinks and perhaps become a hangout for artists and artlovers. Before it even opened, poet Teresa Costa had talked her into hosting a monthly poetry series â€“ still going on the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Then along came her friend Brad Umble with an unlikely proposal to use the gallery as a venue for classical music concerts. While itâ€™s still primarily an art gallery, hosting monthly openings on first Saturdays, the Artbar has now become a regular site for music events, and the calendar is expanding. The first classical concert, three months ago, attracted 55 people: a real crowd in that-size room. The classical series continues monthly, with concerts scheduled for September 22, October 20, November 17 and December 15. A survey of the audience indicated that they wanted jazz performances, which are starting up on September 23 at 8 p.m. with vocalist Maiko Hata and pianist Nick Herko. The Napoli-Shaut Sextet continues the jazz series on October 9 at 5 p.m. Constant says that sheâ€™s not a musician, but she played in her high school band. Thatâ€™s where she met Umble, who has also left playing music for a career in music management. He locates and selects the musicians for the Artbarâ€™s classical series. The next concert, on September 22, presents pianist Andrea Shaut, who will be playing works of Beethoven, Debussy, Gershwin and Louis Armstrong. That last one indicates some jazz crossover, although Armstrong was known to be a great lover of classical music and carried tapes of orchestral works to play in his hotel room when he toured. At the Shaut concert you can also buy subscriptions to the classical series, which continues with trumpeter Sage Boris (October 20), bassoonist William Beecher (November 17) and harpist Elysia Roman (December 15). In addition to poetry, classical music and jazz, Artbar also hosts regular evenings of swing band and tango music, with room for dancing, all detailed at www. artbargallery.com/events. â€“ Leslie Gerber
Sylvia Tyson & Scarlet Rivera play Woodstockâ€™s Kleinert
olk legend Sylvia Tyson, half of the duo Ian & Sylvia, performs with famed violinist Scarlet Rivera at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. Ian and Sylvia were discovered by famed manager/producer Albert Grossman (Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Peter, Paul & Mary). Grossman heard them perform in Greenwich Village and launched Ian and Sylviaâ€™s career with their first album, Ian & Sylvia, recorded with Vanguard Records in 1962. Their 1964 hit â€œYou Were on My Mind,â€? written by Tyson, topped the charts. Rivera has recorded with Bob Dylan, the Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, Kebâ€™ Moâ€™, David Johansen and many more. Tickets cost $25 general admission, $23 for Byrdcliffe members. The Kleinert/ James Center for the Arts is located at 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock.
Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston; (845) 338-2789.
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Friday, September 30, 7 PM Admission: $8/$5 WAAM members, students Percussionists Bill Solomon, Jennifer Torrence, and Trevor Saint present an evening of music by Bard music professor Matt Sargent and emerging composers Henry Birdsey and Nora Knight. The performance by these internationally-acclaimed musicians will focus on the sounds of the Hudson Valley. WAAM Dialogues are made possible with support IURPWKH1HZ<RUN6WDWH Council on the Arts and the Milton & Sally Avery Foundation
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Jam4theEnd3 beneďŹ t The thing about fundraising for a cause that most of us do not even want to think about â€“ youâ€™ve got to enroll people into the possibility of making a contribution, of putting a dent in the issue in question. Our thinking processes get short-circuited when a societal problem seems just too horrific to address, allowing unsafe conditions to persist. Youâ€™ve somehow got to alert, inform and inspire. The principals of the Rainbird Foundation, headed by Hanna Roth, have become masters of enrollment these past few years. Theyâ€™ve inspired people to take a stand against child abuse: that most unmentionable issue alluded to above. They have structured teams and systems to address wrongs and injustices. Theyâ€™ve literally saved individual children from traumatic situations and taken steps to assure further protection. Their fundraising efforts are unique in the 501 (c) (3) world. Rainbird has created raucously fun â€œ4theEndâ€? events that are held in communities where citizens are committed to stopping violations against children, meaning: abuse in any form, be it corporal punishment, neglect or physical and sexual abuse on institutional or individual levels. They talk about raising awareness and mobilizing the public to know whatâ€™s happening to kids, and they educate teams of volunteers to act effectively â€“ all around the planet. Locally, fundraisers for Rainbird have taken the form of music festivals, dance workshops and art exhibitions. So weâ€™ve seen Dance4theEnd, Art4theEnd and Jam4theEnd, which is now in its third year. Jam4theEnd3 is an eight-hourlong music fest. Jams 1 and 2 were so successfully attended that the party had to
be moved to a bigger location. Woodstock Harley Davidson will host an afternoon and evening of music, dance, drinks, food trucks, raffle prizes from vendors like the Mohonk Mountain House, Opus 40 and Terrapin Restaurant and lots of activities this Saturday, September 24 from 4 p.m. to midnight. And you know that the folks at Harley know how to do it right. The lineup of bands and musicians includes the Wellcome Home Band, comprised of Charles Wellcome, Steve and Terri Massardo, Bruce Hildenbrand and David Budd; Ramona Lane with Jordan Pacht, Eric Sorensen and Carl Badger; Marji Zintz; Dave Merrill; Simi Stone; Dylan Emmet; Annalise Azadian; and Natalia Ice. Gloria Waslyn will bring her brilliant Parrots for Peace to visit from 4 to 7 p.m. And Time to Ride, an equine program to promote connections between people and horses, will be on hand from 4 to 8 p.m. with two mini-horses to thrill animal-lovers. Add lots of games and activities like face-painting and tattoos, along with great food vendors and drinks and amazing raffle prizes – Jam4theEnd3 will deliver. And it will inspire. “Change happens when we unleash the passion, power and voice of people, our greatest untapped resource. To achieve human rights for children and eradicate abuse once and for all, we must activate and mobilize the public.” – Ann Hutton Jam4theEnd3, Saturday, September 24, 4 p.m.-12 midnight, $10/$30/$15, Woodstock Harley Davidson, 949 Route 28, Kingston; (845) 338-2800, jillian@ rainbirdfoundation.org, www.rainbirdfoundation.org.
Michael Pope’s Synematika: The 3D Script coming to Kingston’s Shirt Factory Award-winning filmmaker Michael Pope is best-known in some circles for his deceptively disturbing youth-culture spoof videos for Aman-
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da Palmer and in others for his wild “living film event” Neovoxer, a dialogue-free experimental multimedia work performed multiple times in several cities with live music and sound effects. Pope unveils the first phase of his latest project, Synematika: The 3D Script, at the Shirt Factory on Cornell Street in Kingston on Saturday, October 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Details regarding Synematika: The 3D Script are fragmentary and intentionally vague, but the accompanying images are alluring. This immersive sitespecific installation will encompass a 2,400-square-foot industrial space, all of which will be open for public exploration. Pope’s design is to use this Phase One installation as a script – or, in his own words, a Bible – for a future full-length film and a graphic novel. The nature of the narrative is not made clear, but the seductively withholding teaser text may provide some clues: “What if we can shape human destiny, unveil our true superselves and rewrite the story of our time? We Are Making the Movie of Our Lives.” If more incentive were required, music for Synematika: The 3D Script is provided by Pope’s longtime collaborator, The Dresden Dolls’ drummer Brian Viglione. Michael Pope, the Synematika website reveals, has recently completed “a 30-day lockdown: an intensive monthlong orgy of focused nonstop creation in the space. Throughout September he remains living in the space full-time to complete the installation.” On October 1, Pope will let us into his world. For more information, visit http:// synematika.com. – John Burdick
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September 22, 2016
Artist Dion Ogust’s photographs, paintings and prints on view in Woodstock
ou can find her work hanging in the homes of some of the world’s greatest artists and on the refrigerator doors of men and women of whom you’ve never heard. The artists include Frank Stella and Alex Katz and Levon Helm. The strangers on the fridge were caught by her on the fly: the men, women and children whose lives photographer Dion Ogust’s roving camera captured in the pages of this newspaper for years. Ogust, perhaps more than anyone, has captured the visual life and times of the Woodstock community memorably and thoroughly. She has never limited herself to a single photographic approach; one day, she’s shooting formal portraits of Elie Wiesel, the next day she’s at the school board meeting. Ogust has followed a circuitous career
Dion Ogust's portrait of the late Elie Wiesel, author, professor, Auschwitz survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Dion Ogust's portraits of painter Alex Katz in his studio
path that has just taken another public turn: multiple shows not only of her photography, but also of the prints and oil paintings that she has been studying and working on for the past eight years. Ogust grew up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side (“before it was what it is”). She was a 16-year-old high school student when she spotted a pitch for volunteers willing to work (“for free, of course”) at a weekly paper called Our Town (“It still exists!”). Her first assignment, she believed, would also be her last. She was told by her Lou Grantlike editor to take her Nikon F downtown and shoot Little Italy’s annual San Gennaro Festival. She got down there only to discover that the camera’s light
meter was broken. “I was sick. Just sick.” But fate – perhaps destiny – took a hand. A complete stranger noticed her difficulty and advised her how to set the camera manually. Ogust finished shooting and turned in her film, convinced that she’d
Monoprint by Dion Ogust
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Levon Helm of The Band in Woodstock
set, she realized that’s exactly whom she was shooting. She signed on with Image Works and learned the ins and outs of the stock photo business. The cavalcade of characters and friends who have influenced her
“I love meeting people from so many different places, seeing them open up.” personally and professionally as staff photographer at Ulster Publishing is too long to list here. The pre-cruise anxiety from her youth has recently reasserted itself. Ogust is about to embark on a new path: one on which she has worked and studied for nearly a decade. She’s going to “get messy” – start coloring outside the lines that photography virtually mandates. “As photography’s gotten more digital, I realized I was missing tactile things. So I’ve embraced printmaking and painting to fulfill my creative life by getting away from the desk and computers.” Ogust said that she has always had a love of painting and felt that she’d always come back to it eventually. She credits Kate McGloughlin, director of printmaking at
Artist Dion Ogust in her Woodstock studio
have nothing but embarrassment to show for her efforts. The next week’s paper featured her shots on the front page. She hasn’t looked back since. Before long, Ogust was apprenticing as a studio assistant, learning and loving the ways of the photographic portraitist. In recounting those days and how her life in photography led her to Woodstock and, once there, the life that she now enjoys, Ogust pauses for a moment and casts her eyes to the ceiling of her spacious studio. It’s as if she’s about to break into song.
career, from all these pieces I picked up from people I worked for.” In speaking of it, she said that it was also the way her late father, Harold Ogust, put his life and career together. Her father was deeply involved in the world of contract bridge, a friend and colleague of bridge popularizer Omar Sharif and himself a champion of the game. He parlayed his knowledge and love of the game into a PHOTOGRAPHS BY DION OGUST business that included onboard workshops on cruises around the “It’s a fabulous life. I love meeting people world, sometimes in the company of his from so many different places, seeing young daughters. them open up.” She remembers those cruises as being Her portraits, be they formal or fleeting, at first terrifying, then tremendously draw on the full range of her interests exciting. “I feel that way still, just before and abilities: being hyper-aware of the person or people to be photographed, a new project.” Her first local influences were members the environment in which they find of the Woodstock music scene in the late themselves, getting them to relax if the situation allows or calls for it and, above ’80s. She remembers being hired to take some shots of an outfit who appeared to all, she said, “getting out of my own way be playing some pretty good versions of and just observing.” songs by the Band. Partway through the “I feel like I kind of created my life, my
the Woodstock School of Art, for showing her the way out of the studio and into the wild. The experience has allowed Ogust to lay claim to a title that she has always resisted. Photojournalism, portraiture, painting, printmaking – “I can’t pick one thing,” she said. But she said that she’s gradually coming to accept the possibility that a single word might indeed describe who she is: She has very cautiously become not-quite-comfortable calling herself an artist. “All I know is I need to make stuff – to look at reality and interpret it. I don’t know why, but from the beginning, it’s always what I’ve wanted to do.” Dion Ogust’s photographs, paintings and prints will be on view at several locations during October. Oil paintings will be on display at the Woodstock Framing Gallery from now until October 2. Her photo show of Halloween portraits (“Say Boo”) will open at Oriole 9 on October 8. She’ll have a print in the Woodstock School of Art’s Monoprint Invitational Show opening on October 15. And she’ll be photographing portraits of Halloweeners at the Center for Photography on October 31. In addition, Ogust is launching a new website featuring her paintings and prints at www.dionogust.com. – Jeremiah Horrigan
September 22, 2016
Steve Clorfeine’s “Correspondence” exhibition opens on Friday at SUNY-Ulster
he Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery at SUNY-Ulster in Stone Ridge will host an opening reception on Friday, September 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. for Steve Clorfeine’s “Correspondence,” a curatorial installation inspired by letters and postcards written to him over a 50-year span. The exhibit will remain on view through Friday, October 21. “Correspondence” presents the work of 25 artists based in the Hudson Valley who were invited to create a work inspired by letters and postcards provided by Clorfeine, a performing artist, writer and teacher. Carefully saved in shoeboxes, the written pages and images became both Muse and material to transform. This will be the second iteration of the show first seen at the Westbeth Gallery in New York City last May. Clorfeine describes the show as “an homage to letter-writing, to telling stories, to mutual imagining, to staying in touch. Recently Almanac Weekly’s Sharyn Flanagan spoke with Clorfeine about the exhibit. How did you come up with this concept? I’ve been writing letters from about the age of seven or eight, and I saved pretty much every letter I received for the next 50 years. Sometime around age 25, I realized they’d be really good resources for writing projects. Then, about seven years ago when I was moving, clearing out stuff, I burned some of the love letters and then starting making collages. How did you end up enlisting other people
“Correspondence” at SUNY-Ulster presents the work of 25 artists based in the Hudson Valley who were invited to create a work inspired by letters and postcards provided by Steve Clorfeine, a performing artist, writer and teacher.
in the project? After I made two works myself, I brought the idea to five or six visual and performing artist friends and asked them if they’d like to make a piece based on these materials. I spread out hundreds of these letters and postcards and asked them to pick based on whatever attracted them, whether it was the handwriting, an image on a postcard, the color of the paper, whether it was handwritten or typed…at that point I knew I wanted to create an exhibition from this. When I received an offer from the Westbeth Gallery in New York City and saw that it was a 3,000-square-foot space, I realized I’d have to invite more artists. Were you surprised by what people did with your letters? Yeah… Most [of the artists] used a specific phrase, or a stamp, but others were
inspired by the whole waning of people writing letters to each other and what that means in terms of our imaginative process and how we think about someone else.
imagination and how we think about each other and the tactility of memory in that sense, the tactility in correspondence. I’ve always felt that I really got to know my mom through the many letters we exchanged over the years we lived on opposite coasts. Letters give us time to reveal things that just wouldn’t come up in casual communication. That’s the reflective part of writing letters. You’re in the present moment of time and space, but your mind is also really thinking about the other person and where they are in that same time and space. You can’t help it; sometimes it’s subconscious, but you have a visual image of that person. You just don’t think that deeply in e-mail, because everything is moving too quickly. And you know that the e-mail is going to move to them instantaneously as well. A lot of qualities move into letterwriting: the light in the room, where you’re sitting, the pen you’re holding and just what it feels like to move your arm and fingers in that way and seeing the words on the page as you create them. You’re not going through another technology to create the words on the page. There’s also something about handwriting that’s very direct and personal. You look at the handwriting, and the person is right there in front of you. Even if they used a typewriter, you get to know what kind of typewriter they use and what kind of a typist they are.
Did their work using your life experiences make you think about your own memories differently? It did. I’d walk around the gallery and see things that I’d never seen before. I’d see a phrase, or recognize the handwriting, and a whole flood of images would come to mind. Another thing I’ve been working on is this idea that sometimes you get kind of locked in your imagination with a specific photographic image or letter, and it superimposes something on what you might really have felt at that moment. Photographs or letters can cover up things sometimes, and if you’re too dependent on photographic images as what you think happened, is there a way to release oneself from the fixedness of that kind of impression on your memory?
How have people responded to this project? People have been very enthusiastic. I was doing a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and most of the people there were younger. Quite a few of them were really interested in what I was doing and asked if they could be part of the project. That surprised me. What was interesting, too, was in the exhibit at Westbeth Gallery, I invited people to type out their comments on an old typewriter. Most of the people under age 25 or so had never before put their hands on a typewriter! They were fascinated by it.
What does this exhibit say about the digital age we live in? Another thing I’ve been exploring is what happens when you write to someone with your hands, as opposed to sending an e-mail on the computer. Even if you type a letter, you still have to fold it, put it in an envelope, address it, stamp it and put it in the mailbox. And the person has to wait for it and anticipate it coming, or be surprised by its arrival. That person has to take it out of the mailbox and either opens it immediately or takes it somewhere and waits for a particular moment to open it. Immediately they’re thinking about the person who wrote it, because they see the return address or recognize the handwriting. And all these imaginative responses that are going on are really obliterated by e-mail. I’m not really making a political statement overtly about it; I’m making a statement about
You mentioned burning old love letters earlier. You used the ashes to create some of your collages, didn’t you? Using the ashes was almost accidental… my hands got ashes on them when I was burning some of the letters, and I wiped my hands on a piece of paper and thought, “Wow, that’s interesting.” I made a series of collages where the ashes appear in one way or another; for some I used my hands to spread them on paper, and some are dropped on adhesive paper. With others I used a brush to move them around.
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Will there be a typewriter at the SUNYUlster show? Yes. And that sound of typing going throughout the gallery adds something to the experience.
Are you still making pieces based on your correspondence and continuing this train of thought? I am. I’m still working with collage, and also three-dimensional sculpture. It was always a long-range vision of something that could go on, never a oneoff. I think it’s very significant at this particular time in our culture to have an exhibition like this that raises these kinds of questions. But also, it just seems to delight people, and that’s the main thing. In the Westbeth Gallery show, people were just delighted to walk around and see what different artists had done with the materials or with the concept. I’m hoping there will be at least one more iteration of “Correspondence” after this. – Sharyn Flanagan “Correspondence” opening reception, Friday, September 23, 5-7 p.m., through October 21, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free, Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, Vanderlyn Hall, Room 260, SUNYUlster, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge; (845) 687-5113, www.sunyulster.edu.
September 22, 2016
Words with depth Rosendale’s Widow Jane Mine hosts 26 th annual Subterranean Poetry Festival Sunday
he Word Itself” is the theme of the 26th annual Subterranean Poetry Festival to be held in Rosendale’s Widow Jane Mine on Sunday, September 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Curator Cheryl Rice says that putting the focus on “the word itself ” in this year’s festival reflects a departure from some of the previous iterations of the event, in which participants utilized sound and movement in their presentations. “And there is so much strength in language – especially poetry – that I don’t think it requires any kind of adornment. I have so much respect for poetry without all the bells and whistles that I really wanted to emphasize the words this year.” Instead of an open mic, Rice invited five poetry organizations based in the Northeast to send representatives to the festival to do whatever they wish within the parameters of the theme in a 20-to30-minute block of time. Participating groups include the New Yorkbased Albany Poets, Calling All Poets, Post Traumatic Press and Reality Beach, along with the Massachusettsbased Voices of Poetry. New York City poet Janet Hamill will also be featured midway through the afternoon in a spoken-word performance backed by her band, Lost Ceilings, made up of Mark McNutt on guitar, Bob Torsello on bass and Greg Feller on percussion. “The Word Itself ” will take place in the Widow Jane Mine as a benefit for the Century House Historical Society at the Snyder Estate, located at 668 Route 213 in Rosendale. Tickets cost $5 at the door (although as Rice points out, “That’s a suggested donation, not a limitation. Century House is a completely volunteerrun organization, so every little bit helps”). The event goes on rain or shine. Hamill has read widely at venues that include the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, the Bowery Poetry Club, the Knitting Factory, CBGB’s Gallery, the Nuyorican Café and Patti Smith’s Meltdown Festival in London. Her latest collection of poems, Knock, was recently published by the Spuyten Duyvil Press. The origins of the Subterranean Poetry Festival date back to the late 1980s, when a group of Rosendale poets formed the Creative Space Co-op in order to have a place for poets to read and an audience to interact with. After the group lost its space in a former knish factory on Main Street in 1991, it presented the first series of poetry readings in the Widow Jane Mine, where the event has flourished since (with the exception of a few weather-related cancellations).
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Poet Cheryl A. Rice curated the 26th annual Subterranean Poetry Festival. which will take place this Sunday at the Widow Jane Mine.
The acoustics of the man-made mine are a challenging environment in which to read, says Rice. “There’s quite a bit of an echo. You have to leave slight pauses, in the same way singers performing the National Anthem in Yankee Stadium do.” Some of the poets who will be reading are familiar with the conditions in the mine, while others are not. “I tried to describe it to all of them so they’re prepared. It’s cooler in the mine; you have that reverb; and behind the main stage area is a little lake, so you have that effect. The stones can be a little slippery to walk on, and occasionally you’ll get moisture dripping down from the condensation. I wanted the poets who are coming to read to know to enunciate and project – although we will have a microphone – and that the words themselves have to carry the message.” The audience is also encouraged to remember that the temperature of the Widow Jane Mine is substantially cooler than the surrounding area. A light jacket is recommended, along with sneakers or other non-skid shoes. Attendees should also bring their own chairs. While a limited number of chairs will be available, they will likely not be enough for the number of people expected. (At the last Taiko drumming event in the mine, says Rice, some 400 people showed up, without nearly enough seating for that many people.) People are welcome to come and go from the cave during the performance to mingle with others outside. Tables will be set up for each of the poetry groups, where they will sell their chapbooks or recordings and be available to talk about their organizations. None of the poetry readers are paid for their appearance. This is the first time that Rice has curated the poetry festival, but she has read at it on and off over the years. (She won’t be reading at this year’s event, in order to concentrate on keeping things running smoothly.) Rice is a member of
Some of the poets who will be reading are familiar with the conditions in the mine, while others are not.
the Board of Trustees for the Century House Historical Society, and recently instigated the first in a series of four experimental workshops for poets. The next session of Random Writing at ArtBar, located at 674 Broadway in Kingston, will take place on October 12. Rice’s own work can be read at www.flyingmonkeyprods. blogspot.com. Rice joined the Board of the Century House Historical Society in January because of her interest in local history. The organization presents and preserves information about the local cement industry, the related D & H Canal and railroads, regional history and geological information. The grounds are open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset, with the museum on-site open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. from May through Labor Day (it will be open during the Poetry Festival as well). The Widow Jane Mine is located within
the 32-square-mile seam of limestone between High Falls and Kingston. An example of the “room and pillar” method of mining, it’s one of the few in the Rosendale area that is relatively horizontal. (Most mines followed the seam of limestone at angles that approached 90 degrees.) The Board of Trustees is enthusiastic about using the space as a performance venue, says Rice. “Art spaces come and go, and they’re difficult to maintain. But if we can make that happy alliance of honoring the history here while going forward with the art, it’s a good combination, and probably a viable one for sustaining.” – Sharyn Flanagan “The Word Itself ” Subterranean Poetry Festival, Sunday, September 25, 1-4 p.m. $5, Widow Jane Mine, Century House Historical Society, Snyder Estate, 668 Route 213, Rosendale; (845) 658-9900, www.centuryhouse.org.
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September 22, 2016
A good laugh
Gilbert G ottfried, Susie Essman headline Woodstock Comedy Festival this weekend
he Woodstock Comedy Festival (WCF) returns to the Bearsville Theater this weekend, and attendees can expect a wild ride, based on the no-holds-barred reputations of the two headliners: Gilbert Gottfried and Susie Essman. Once again, WCF’s Friday-night entertainment will be a lineup of stellar comedians under the title Laughingstock! Karen Bergreen, Kendra Cunningham, Jaye McBride and Liz Miele will perform, hosted by Essman, who portrayed Susie Greene, the verbally abusive “wife from Hell” of Larry David’s manager for all eight seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm. The Los Angeles Times dubbed Essman “the most lyrical purveyor of profanity on television.” Saturday night, September 24, brings in a solo show by Gottfried, owner of one of the most recognizable – many would say grating – stage voices in showbiz. Your kids know him as the actor behind Iago, villain Jafar’s hysteria-prone parrot minion in the Disney Aladdin movies, but Gottfried has been one of the top stars of the standup comedy circuit since he first appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1980. Political correctness is not within his wheelhouse, and Gottfried lost a longstanding gig as the voice of the Aflac duck after making some tasteless wisecracks about the Japanese earthquake in 2011. If you go, be prepared to be simultaneously amused and offended. Veteran comic Eddie Brill will open Saturday’s show. The fourth annual Woodstock Comedy Festival continues its mission of “comedy for a cause,” donating its net profits to charities that aid survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. For tickets and more information about the festival schedule, visit www.
Susie Essman, who portrayed Susie Greene, the “wife from Hell” of Larry David’s manager for all eight seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm, will be at this weekend's Woodstock Comedy Festival. The Los Angeles Times dubbed Essman “the most lyrical purveyor of profanity on television.”
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Free staged reading of Nicole Quinn’s Like You in Rosendale With a sturdy new stage and recently upgraded lighting, sound and air conditioning systems, the Rosendale Theatre is inexorably becoming more than a beloved neighborhood art cinema: It’s increasingly concentrating on providing a home for live theatrical productions and events. This year, a program called Artists’ New Work Forum was inaugurated, in which the Theatre serves as a showcase for works-in-progress in a variety of media. Best-known for her 2007 independent feature film starring Melissa Leo and
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David Strathairn, Racing Daylight, writer/director/actress Nicole Quinn also the author of a dystopian feminist science fiction trilogy titled The Gold Stone Girl. Quinn’s latest project is a new movie that she’s planning to shoot locally in summer 2017: an adaptation of As You Like It that brings Shakespeare’s spirited crossdressing character Rosalind/Ganymede into modern times, when gender fluidity has become something much more meaningful than mere disguise. Will Rosalind find true love with Orlando after she becomes Troy? The new film will be titled Like You, and Quinn’s screenplay will get its first staged reading at the Rosendale Theatre next Tuesday evening, September 27 at 7:15 p.m. The reading cast will feature Mary Stuart Masterson as Rosalind and Jeremy Davidson as Orlando, plus Michael O'Keefe, Julie Novak and members of the local spoken-word theater company Actors & Writers, including Sarah Chodoff, Denny Dillon, Davis Hall, Mikhail Horowitz, Adam LeFevre, David Smilow, Joe White and/or Lori Wilner, depending on their availability that evening. Thanks to project funding for the Artists’ New Work Forum from Arts MidHudson, admission to this one-night-only event is free. Come and participate in the development of an indie film script – then follow the project from script to screen! The Rosendale Theatre is located at 408 Main Street (Route 213) in Rosendale,
with ample free parking in the rear that’s still accessible despite the water main replacement project currently underway in the heart of the hamlet. For more info on Like You and other upcoming programming, visit www.rosendaletheatre. org.
Bardavon hosts world premiere of new Mummenschanz show
The hilariously inventive, silent Swiss masked theater troupe Mummenschanz became a smash hit on Broadway in the late 1970s; and
September 22, 2016
Harmony Poetry Night, Elizabeth Gordon, September 26, Monday, 8 p.m., voluntary contribution, Harmony, 50 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock; (845) 679-7760.
Mikhail Horowitz & Gilles Malkine on stage in New Paltz The undomesticated duo of Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine will perform literary lampoons, hopelessly mangled versions of classic folk and pop songs and bracing political satire (if there really can be such a thing as â€œpolitical satireâ€? anymore) at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at the New Paltz Jewish Congregationâ€™s Community Center. The pair, whose complete works are in the process of being pulped by the Library of Congress, are sterling examples of irreversible cultural decline. Admission costs $15 (cash only). To reserve tickets or for more info, contact event sponsors Margie and Ron Simon at (845) 255-1488 or e-mail ronsimon@ aol.com.
Sonic â€œEquinox Odysseyâ€? at Belltower RUSSIAN GRAND BALLET
Olga Kifyak (pictured above) in Russian Grand Ballet's production of Swan Lake.
Russian Grand Ballet performs Swan Lake at Bardavon
he Russian Grand Ballet is doing a whirlwind US tour this fall, and one of the stops happens this Saturday, September 24 at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie. Youâ€™ll have only one opportunity to see this full-length classic production of what may be the worldâ€™s most famous ballet: Swan Lake. Presented in three acts with two intermissions, the production features the iconic music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, original choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov and libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Getzer. The company includes some of Russiaâ€™s brightest ballet stars; featured soloists on this tour are Constantine Mayorov,Â Yulia Zakharenko, Denis Chernyak, Antonina Radiyevskaya, Evgeniy Svetlitsa, Dmitry Vasilev, Olga Kifyak and Akari Kawasaki Sinyavskaya. The performance of Swan Lake begins at 7 p.m. Tickets range in price from $45 to $80 and can be purchased at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; the Ulster Performing Arts Center box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; or via Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. For more info, visit www.bardavon.org/show/russiangrand-ballet-presents-swan-lake. â€“ Frances Marion Platt
Amy McTear and Michael Ponte will present an â€œEquinox Odyssey,â€? on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. in the Belltower in Rosendale. The event is being billed as "a mindful, musical happening and interactive art performance designed to support the evolution of human consciousness." With musicians Steve Gorn, Rob Norris, Hektor Bee, Dona Ho Lightsey, Adam Bradley, McTear and Ponte, audience members are invited to join in and experience the powerful synthesis of original mantra music, lyrical verse, interactive chant, ambient electric guitar, bass, crystal singing bowls, symphonic gong, flute, drums, keyboard, spoken word and silence. Equinox Odyssey, Thursday, September 22, 7-8:30 p.m., $20/$25, Belltower Venue, 398 Main Street, Rosendale; (914) 388-0632, www.amymctear.com/events.
though the lineup of performers and pieces has changed, the group is still innovating, still delighting audiences. Mummenschanz has been to the Bardavon before, and must have liked it, because it just completed a three-week residency at the Poughkeepsie theater to workshop a brand-new production titled you & me. The show is about to head out on a world tour, but we get first crack at it: A special sneak preview of you & me will be performed by Mummenschanz on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. on the Bardavon stage. Incredibly, tickets cost only $10 apiece! There will also be a special free preview for teachers and students at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, which is also open to the public. How can you pass this up? Tickets for Mummenschanzâ€™s you & me can be purchased at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; at the Ulster Performing Arts Center box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; or via Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. For more info, visit www. bardavon.org.
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Vassar Street Brew Fest in Poughkeepsie this Saturday
ong before designer microbreweries emerged to dot the Hudson Valley landscape, the stalwart patriarch Matthew Vassar owned and operated a brewery in Poughkeepsie. It’s how he made his fortune – which is also how he was able to establish a college for women in 1861, handing over a cool $408,000 in cash and a deed of conveyance for 200 acres of land on which to establish the campus. That represents a lot of ale brewed and sold, up and down the Hudson River Valley. Started by his father (James Vassar) when Matthew was still a boy, the brewery eventually grew to ship over 30,000 barrels per year, prompting the COURTESY OF VASSAR COLLEGE
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construction of the first railroads from New York City to Poughkeepsie to support distribution. The English-born American brewer, merchant and philanthropist – a descendent of Huguenots named Vasseur – was noted as one of the most prolific makers of beer and ale in the US. And that’s a good enough reason to celebrate a small part of the Vassar family legacy in our region. On Saturday, September 24, the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center will hold the third annual Vassar Street Brew Fest to mark Vassar’s contributions – particularly the ones from the family’s lucrative brewing endeavors. The original brewery was housed in a building at 12 Vassar Street, a location where the Vassar Brothers Institute theater currently stands. Now a big tent will rise up to welcome visitors to a festival of beer and cider and classic
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pub grub, along with gourmet snacks and amusements aplenty. The Brew Fest is set to connect the old and the new, with an array of artisan craft brews and hard ciders from local purveyors like the Beacon Aleworks, Beacon Brewing Company, Hyde Park Brewery, Mill House Brewing Company and Yankee Folly Cidery for sampling. All hail the excellent local brewmasters, without whom there would be nothing to imbibe! Schatzi’s Pub and Take 5 Deli will offer edibles for purchase. “And Mahoney’s is doing corned beef sandwiches and shepherds’ pie” says Andrew Burgreen, executive director of the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center. “And visitors can expect to meet Matthew Vassar at the event.” That is, an impersonator dressed in period costume will be making an appearance to welcome attendees and talk about his fascinating life. “Plus, we’ll have live music with TransArt’s Interplay, a group of young jazz artists and an art exhibit!” Brew Fest is geared for adults interested in good beer and good times, punctuated by the Valley’s rich history. In fact, visitors can take the historic building tour to get a sense of what Matthew Vassar and his family brought to the region. Admission for the festival – a fundraiser benefiting the Arts Center – includes a commemorative pilsner glass and the brew sampling. The Cunneen- Hackett Arts Center is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. Check it out. And plan to carry on the festivities at Mahoney’s Irish Pub from 5 to 8 p.m., where Mick Lynch will keep the music going. – Ann Hutton Vassar Street Brew Fest, Saturday, September 24, 1-5 p.m., $20/$15, CunneenHackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie; (845) 486-4571, http:// cunneen-hackett.org.
Four-weekend Oktoberfest at Hunter Mountain kicks off this weekend For some, the shortening hours of daylight that are becoming impossible to ignore by the arrival of the Autumnal Equinox are a sobering reminder that Seasonal Affective Disorder is nigh at hand. But don’t despair: Oktoberfest will soon be upon us. In fact, at Hunter Mountain, it’s already here, although the calendar still
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for the grownups and Pumpkin Bowling for the kids. Special optional activities on all four Oktoberfest weekends at Hunter include Off-Road Jeep Tours and Zombie Hunter Wars. Route 23A continues to transform into an Autobahn with the Colors in the Catskills Motorcycle Rally on October 1 and 2, Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally on October 8 and 9 and MotoX Aerial stunt show on October 15 and 16. That final weekend will also feature a Wine-Tasting and Farmers’ Market. The entertainment schedule varies each weekend, and can be perused online at www.huntermtn.com/upload/ photos/5272016_schedule.pdf. If it isn’t truly Oktoberfest for you without the presence of America’s reigning polka king, 18-time Grammy-winner Jimmy Sturr, make sure to be there on Saturday, October 8. The gates open each day at 11 a.m. Admission to the festival each weekend, amazingly, is free, though beer-tastings and other refreshments are not included. VIP packages involving various perqs such as a Skyride pass are available for $29 at www.huntermtn.com.
Besides painting a pumpkin or having their own faces painted, kids can create their own racecars from real surplus squash for the fourth running of the RVGA Zucchini 500!
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ou’ve been to apple pie bake-offs, chili cook-offs and barbecue battles; when will someone think of pitting slawslingers against one another? There are an awful lot of different ingredients that one can shred into a tasty slaw, after all – a lot of them grown right in our region. Pilgrim, your search is ended: The first-ever Slaw-Off, judged by professional chefs (plus a People’s Choice award), will be initiated on Saturday afternoon, September 24 at the Harvest Hoedown & Local Food Barbecue, the Rondout Valley Growers’ Association (RVGA)’s 14th annual harvest-season farm-to-table fundraising blowout. The family-friendly event features fabulously fresh, deliciously prepared, locally grown food, plus live music, square dancing and lots of activities for the little ones. Besides painting a pumpkin or having their own faces painted, kids can create their own racecars from real surplus squash for the fourth running of the RVGA Zucchini 500! A highlight of this year’s musical lineup will be a selection of some of the original songs created from local elder farmers’ reminiscences through the SageArts-RVGA Unsung Heroes project, featuring singer/songwriter Kelleigh MacKenzie. Also on the live entertainment program will be Creek Iversen and Farm Friends and Rich Hines and the Hillbilly Drifters. After dinner, step up and promenade off those calories to the music of the Shoe String Band, with fiddler Liz Slade doubling as caller for the dance moves. The event runs from 3 to 9 p.m. at Marbletown Park on Tongore Road in Stone Ridge, rain or shine. The barbecue begins at 4:30 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. “Musicians, artists, designers, chefs and local food and beverage producers – all these people are coming together because they passionately believe in the importance of local farming and support RVGA’s mission and programs,” says RVGA executive director Deborah DeWan. Your ticket price – $25 for adults, $5 for children aged 6 to 12 in advance, $30 and $10 at the gate – helps the organization in its mission to promote our local agricultural heritage year-round. Advance tickets are available at six Rondout Valley farmstands – the Hudson Valley Farm Hub, Davenport’s, Saunderskill, Arrowood, Kelder’s and Barthel’s – as well as at Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits, the Bywater Bistro and the 1850 House, and online at www.rondoutvalleygrowers.org. Want to go but can’t afford a ticket? Volunteer for a minimum of three hours and get in free: Call 845-283-2444 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Or can you afford a ticket, but you’ve already got other plans for September 24? Buy an “Angel Ticket” to be donated to a client of ARC of Ulster-Greene or Family of Woodstock who would not otherwise be able to attend. – Frances Marion Platt
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Screenagers at New Paltz High School Are you an adult looking for help connecting with others? Do you feel that you need a better way to handle your time on electronic devices? Perhaps Screenagers can help! Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age is a 60-minute film intended to help families have conversations about how best to navigate the world of social media, videogames, academics and culture in everyday life. The movie is shown this Friday, September 23 at 7 p.m. in the New Paltz High School auditorium, located at 130 South Putt Corners Road in New Paltz. A panel discussion and audience question-and-answer session follows the film, including Melanie Hill, PhD, associate professor of Psychology at SUNY-New Paltz. Families are encouraged to attend together, especially middle school youth. This event is part of a community series presented by the Maya Gold Foundation, which are all free and open to the public, although donations are welcomed. Upcoming events include Natalie Merchant and Friends: A Benefit Concert for the Maya Gold Foundation on Saturday, October 22 at SUNY-New Paltz; “Emotions Matter: Creating More Compassionate Schools and Communities through Emotional Intelligence” on Thursday, October 27 at SUNY-New Paltz; and Mykee Fowlin’s You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me on Thursday, November 17 at the Rosendale Theatre. For more information, call (845) 4185227 or visit www.mayagoldfoundation. org or www.facebook.com/ mayagoldfoundation. To learn more about the film, visit www.screenagersmovie.com.
Family Campout at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Wish you could gaze at the night sky and squeeze in one more s’more this season? Join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Family Campout! The campout takes place from 6 p.m. this Friday, September 23 to 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, with activities for the whole family, a campfire and s’mores! A light breakfast snack – and, more importantly, coffee! – will be provided on Saturday morning. Bring a tent, sleeping bags and your penchant for fun. The campout costs $20 per adult, and $12 for children ages 5 and over. The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s campout takes place at the Outdoor Discovery Center on Muser Drive in Cornwall, across from 174 Angola Road. For more information or reservations, call (845) 534-5506, extension 204, or visit http://hhnaturemuseum.org. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
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arents of kids from kindergarten through fourth grade, are you ready for this? Two-hour art classes for eight weeks on Saturday mornings, for $65! It’s time for a new session of the Saturday Arts Lab at SUNY-New Paltz, beginning Saturday, October 1. This fall, the Saturday Arts Lab offers three classes, with session times from 10 a.m. to 12 noon or 1 to 3 p.m.: Adventures in Art (Kindergarten), Multimedia Imaginarium (grades 1 and 2) and Multimedia Explorations in Art (grades 3 and 4). Classes are taught by advanced Art Education students under the supervision of Art Education faculty. That means that you can go relax with a cup of tea at the Village TeaRoom, or take your younger kids to the playground, or go for a walk on the Rail Trail, or take care of some grocery shopping… SUNY-New Paltz is located at 1 Hawk Drive in New Paltz. For more information, scholarship applications or to register, call (845) 257-3850 or visit www.newpaltz.edu/sal. – Erica Chase-Salerno
Been thinking about visiting the site of the original Woodstock Music Festival? (Hint: It’s not in Woodstock.) On a budget? Then clear your calendar for visiting Bethel Woods this Saturday, September 24 for Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! because it’s free today! You simply print your ticket from www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museumday-live-2016, which is good for two people for the day at one participating museum. Other local museums with free admission for ticketholders today include the Gomez Mill House in Marlboro, www.gomez.org, and John Burroughs’ Slabsides in West Park, www.johnburroughsassociation.org. Bethel Woods is located at 200 Hurd Road in Bethel. For more information, call (866) 781-2922 or visit www. bethelwoodscenter.org.
Kites over the Hudson at Washington’s Headquarters I have two kids, and that means flying two kites at the same time – and inevitably, one never works. Can you
relate? Well, take heart, dear readers, because Kites over the Hudson takes place this Saturday, September 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site; and not only do they offer free kites to the first 150 children ages 15 and under, but they have a kite hospital, too! You can picnic and frolic on the vast lawn of this historic property while taking in the gorgeous Hudson River views and enjoying free refreshments. The site is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free museum admission all day. Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is located at 84 Liberty Street in Newburgh. For more information, call (845) 562-1195 or visit www.facebook. com/washingtonsheadquarters or www. nysparks.com.
Hansel and Gretel at Red Hook’s Chocolate Factory Follow the trail of gluten-free breadcrumbs to the Chocolate Factory for Hansel and Gretel this Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m. and again at 12 noon. Enjoy this live performance
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Family Day at West Point’s Constitution Island “Chain, chain, chain,” sings Aretha Franklin in her 1967 hit “Chain of Fools,” 200 years after our Great Chain across the Hudson River during the Revolutionary War. The Chain’s eastern anchor point was Constitution Island, now part of West Point; and if you have not had the chance to see the island, you’ll want to attend this weekend’s Family Day. On Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Constitution Island is open for familyfriendly activities, such as exploring footpaths and signs of Revolutionary War remnants; miniature horses,
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feel that almost everyone maintains a childlike quality throughout their adulthood. One of the nice things about the puppet form is that it has the ability to communicate with this childlike side of the audience,” mused master puppeteer Jim Henson. You and your companions, ages preteen through adult, can try your hand at the puppet- and mask-making workshops on Sunday, September 25 and October 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Redwing Blackbird Theater. The schedule features two hours of scripting, visual storyboards and vocal skills on September 25; movement and dance on October 2; one half-hour for break and snack; and one-and-a-half hours for rehearsal and performance at the end of each session. Each puppet workshop session costs $10 per person. The Redwing Blackbird Theater is located at 413 Main Street in Rosendale. For more information or to register, call (845) 658-7651 or visit www. redwingblackbirdtheater.com. – Erica Chase-Salerno
raptors and other live animal exhibits; professional storyteller Jonathan Kruk in period costume; live music; old-fashioned traditional games; and a teddy bear parade on the lawn for younger children. After all, the island was deeded to West Point during the tenure of Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. Family Day is free and open to the public, but donations are welcomed. Constitution Island is accessed by boat from West Point’s South Dock every halfhour from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or by van service from the Cold Spring Metro-North Train Station from 9:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. For more information, directions or reservations, call (845) 265-2105 or visit www.constitutionisland.org/family-day.
Harvest Hoedown & Local Food Barbecue in Marbletown What are some words that we might use to identify the September season? Autumn...fall...Harvest Hoedown… You love this annual, family-friendly gathering with its local farm-to-table barbecue, live music and dancing, Zucchini 500 race, pumpkin-decorating and more! Tickets cost $30 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 12 years and are free for kids under 6, with discounts for advance purchase. The
Harvest Hoedown takes place this Saturday, September 24 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Marbletown Recreation Park, rain or shine. Marbletown Park is located at 350 Tongore Road in Kingston. For tickets or more information, call (845) 626-1532 or visit www.rondoutvalleygrowers.org/ event/2016-harvest-hoedown-local-foodbarbecue.
Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Live comes to UPAC Do you live with anyone who loves muddy puddles like Peppa Pig? How about surprising your favorite little one with tickets to Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Live? Your child’s favorite sassy swine and friends come to the Ulster Performing Arts Center in the form of life-sized puppets and costumed characters this Saturday, September 24 at 5 p.m. Your two-to-fiveyear-old will love seeing Peppa, her brother George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, as well as Danny Dog, Pedro Pony and Suzy Sheep, as they all work together to fix the nursery roof and of course, do some muddy puddle-jumping. Tickets cost $39 to $79 for reserved seating. The Ulster Performing Arts Center is located at 601 Broadway in Kingston. For
“I feel that almost everyone maintains a childlike quality throughout their adulthood. One of the nice things about the puppet form is that it has the ability to communicate with this childlike side of the audience,” mused master puppeteer Jim Henson. You and your companions, ages preteen through adult, can try your hand at the puppet- and mask-making workshops on Sunday, September 25 and October 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Redwing Blackbird Theater. The schedule features two hours of scripting, visual storyboards and vocal skills on September 25; movement and dance on October 2; one half-hour for break and snack; and one-and-a-half hours for rehearsal and performance at the end of each session. Each puppet workshop session costs $10 per person. The Redwing Blackbird Theater is located at 413 Main Street in Rosendale. For more information or to register, call (845) 658-7651 or visit www. redwingblackbirdtheater.com.
Urban Wilderness Festival at Vassar Farm Have you been wanting to try geocaching? Have you ever seen a real beaver dam? You can do all of this and more at the Urban Wilderness Festival and Environmental Fair taking place this Sunday, September 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve. This free and family-friendly festival gives people of all ages experiences with nature and sustainability in fun and engaging activities, and it’s happening rain or shine. The Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve is located at 50 Vassar Farm Lane in Poughkeepsie. For more information, call (845) 437-7422 or visit http://environmentalcooperative.vassar. edu/news/2016-2017/160822-urbanwilderness-festival.html. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Monthly support groups in Rhinebeck and Red Hook If we could save a young person’s life, would you do it? Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young people ages 10 to 24. And the number of suicide attempts is four times higher for lesbian/gay/bisexual youth than straight youth. Here’s one local beacon of support: Teen Queer & Company, a social and supportive group for youth ages 13 to 18 years in the LGBTQIA community. Teen Queer & Company meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Starr Library every fourth Tuesday
beginning September 27 and at 5:30 p.m. at the Red Hook Library every second Tuesday beginning October 11. These gatherings are free and open to the public. The Starr Library is located at 68 West Market Street in Rhinebeck, (845) 8764030; the Red Hook Library is located at 7444 South Broadway in Red Hook, (845) 758-3241. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Family Fun and Fish Day at Mt. Tremper’s Wilson Park Were you disappointed about the postponed Wilson Park family fishing event in June? Well, here’s an exciting update: It’s happening next weekend! But if you plan to go, now is the time to register. because Wednesday, September 28 is the last day to sign up! Family Fun and Fish Day takes place on Saturday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kenneth Wilson State Campground. All supplies and instruction are provided for fishing (although you are welcome to bring your own gear), and other offerings include a barbecue, arts and crafts and fish identification and ecology learning activities. This event is free and open to the public of all ages, and no fishing license is required, but the park has an entry fee of $6 per vehicle. Kenneth Wilson State Park is located at 859 Wittenberg Road in Mount Tremper. For reservations or more information, call (845) 688-3047, extension 3, e-mail bwg37@cornell. edu or visit https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/ event_registration/main/events_landing. cfm?event=FFFD2016_251.
Taco Lab for kids at Red Hook’s Enchanted Café Longing for taco trucks on every corner? Here’s something to delight you and your crew in the meantime: Kids’ Cooking Class – Taco Lab, scheduled for Wednesday, September 28 at 5 p.m. at the Enchanted Café. Ages 6 through 12 will work with Chef Liam to create a taco meal that everyone can enjoy at the end! Parents are welcome to stay, and your food allergies can be accommodated with your advance registration. The cost is $15 per child and includes ingredients, a beverage, an activity book and a chef ’s hat. The Enchanted Café is located at 7484 South Broadway in Red Hook. For more information or to register, call (845) 835-8345 or visit https:// docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQ LSes6TFCOCt1b3xKqkZ9ChY-G2_ HONS14XVOh2ibNtr3OapuMg / viewform?c=0&w=1#sthash.MPeJwLNU. dpuf. – Erica Chase-Salerno Erica Chase-Salerno wishes you a Happy Autumnal Equinox! She can be reached at email@example.com.
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The power of dance Margaretville’s Open Eye Theater marks Jean Erdman’s 100 th birthday this weekend
he Open Eye Theater in Margaretville will celebrate the 100th birthday of Jean Erdman, modern dance diva and spouse of writer/mythologist Joseph Campbell, with three performances of dance and remembrances this Sunday. Former students and colleagues of Erdman will commemorate her vast and ongoing contribution to the world of dance on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon, and there will be cake. A little history of Erdman’s co-founding the theater in New York City in the 1980s reveals her lifelong dedication to the form of dance. Born in Hawaii in 1916, her first exposure was the hula, the indigenous expression of lyrical movements and gestures. In school she learned Isadora Duncan interpretive dance as a form of physical education. She said that the two influences taught her that dancing is an “expression of something meaningful to the dancer, not a mere series of lively steps.” Later at Sarah Lawrence College, she continued to explore multiple interests in theater, dance and aesthetic philosophy. Then she met Joseph Campbell – a tutorial advisor who became her husband – and Martha Graham, whose techniques captivated Erdman. Traveling the world, she witnessed the traditional dance of exotic cultures like Bali, Java and India, an experience that informed her own
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repertoire. She said, “By studying and analyzing the traditional dance styles of the world, I discovered that the particular dance of each culture is the perfect expression of that culture’s worldview and is achieved by deliberate choices drawn from the unlimited possibilities of movement.” An active teacher throughout her performance career, she opened a “basic training studio” where she taught a style-neutral, concept-based technique
that reflected what she had learned of traditional forms combined with anatomical principles. She described it as a technique that would “give the novice an essential experience of the artform, and in more complex variations create a professional dance artist with a completely articulate instrument capable of responding in movement to any choreographic impulse.” Erdman went on to direct the Modern Dance Department at Teachers College of Columbia University and was the artistin-residence and head of the Dance Department at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and later became the chairman of the Dance Department at Bard College. She served as founding director of the
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Dance Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and taught there from 1966 to 1971. Reviving her early dance repertory and presenting it annually at the Open Eye culminated in the NEA-funded Jean Erdman Retrospective at the Hunter Playhouse in New York City in 1985, by which time the consummate artist was recognized as the true contemporary master that she had become. From 1987 to 1993, Erdman served as artistic director of an NEA project to create a three-volume video archive of these early dance works titled Dance and Myth: The World of Jean Erdman. In 1990, Erdman became the founding president of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and, living exclusively in Hawaii since 1995, continues as its president emerita. Amie Brockway, artistic director of the Open Eye, talks about the influence of Erdman’s early work still being central to the Theater’s productions. In 1990, summertime shows were held in the Catskills, where the company relocated permanently about a decade ago. “Jean’s work with dance and dramatic theater integrated music and art, an approach that was unique in the 1960s and came to be known as Total Theater,” says Brockway, who worked with Erdman for a number of years. “She was brilliant; what she gave to us has informed all of our works. And it affects the people who now work with us. The beat goes on.” This weekend’s celebration will feature a number of dance performances and talks. Nancy Allison, founder and artistic director of Jean Erdman Dance, a group dedicated to preserving and promoting dance repertory, will conduct an informal conversation. On the first evening, this will include archival videos from their 30-year-long association. Excerpts will show selections from Dance and Myth: The World of Jean Erdman. In a worldpremiere presentation on Saturday, Allison will mine the legacy of that long association by exploring the connection of Modernism and Post-modernism in a film incorporating archival imagery of Erdman dancing. Dancer Leslie Dillingham Freyburg will narrate stories of her work with Jean Erdman, also combining live performance with archival video. Livia Drapkin Vanaver will bring a team of eight dancers from the Vanaver Caravan, a company of dancers and musicians that collects and performs
traditional dance and music from many cultures. Other dancers sharing works in the vein of Jean Erdman include Gloria McLean, formerly a leading dancer in the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, a
faculty member at the Hawkins School and founder of LifeDance. She will perform Hawkinsâ€™ Black Lake, a dance using movement to evoke the night sky. Dance aficionados of all ages will
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Haitian art sale & auction at Vassar “Magic and joy” are the bywords as the Vassar Haiti Project (VHP) presents its 16th annual benefit art sale and live auction on the Vassar campus this weekend. It’s a fundraiser for that organization’s ongoing post-earthquake relief work in Chermaitre, a mountain village in Haiti unreachable by road. If you think of Haitian art as village scenes painted in bright primary colors
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with a reception and presentation by student participants at 5 p.m. Saturday, September 24 will feature sale hours from 9 to 3 p.m., followed by a live auction of
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September 22, 2016 and a reception catered by Twisted Soul. The sale continued on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Your purchases are 50 percent taxdeductible, with proceeds going to support VHP’s extraordinary work in Chermaitre. Recent initiatives include construction of a medical clinic serving 30 villages and a primary school serving 300 children; microlending support for a 75-member Women’s Cooperative that manufactures jewelry and fabrics, raises and packages coffee; reforestation and water purification projects. Much of the work is done by Vassar student volunteers. Vassar College is located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie. For more info, visit www.vassar.edu.
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In deﬁance New book by New Paltz historians tracks slavery in the Hudson Valley
lavery: That was something bad that happened down South, right? And we gallant Yankees went down there to fight those awful Rebels and make them set their slaves free, didn’t we? Well, not exactly, according to Susan Stessin-Cohn. “Slavery in the North is a neglected topic,” says the New Paltz town historian. “People just don’t talk about it.” In fact, says Stessin-Cohn, both the Dutch and the English settlers of what was first Nieuw Amsterdam and then became New York were enthusiastic customers of the slave trade. Even the French Huguenots who came to New Paltz fleeing religious persecution typically owned at least one slave per family. “Ulster County was one of the worst [counties] in the state,” she notes. “There’s only one person so far in this county that I’ve been able to identify as an abolitionist. Even the Quakers didn’t want to let go of their slaves.” When Stessin-Cohn was working for Historic Huguenot Street about 15 years ago, she and her colleague Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini began to collect and study old newspaper notices seeking the return of runaway slaves in the Hudson Valley. Their intent was to create an online repository of information for researchers, and also to create a school curriculum based on the information. Though the runaways who managed to elude recapture long enough for their names and descriptions to be published were just “the tip of the iceberg,” Stessin-Cohn says, the two researchers eventually compiled some 520 such notices regarding some 607 individuals: “Each time we thought we were finished, we found another ten.” Clearly, slavery in the Hudson Valley region was not only widespread, but also no less onerous than slavery down South if so many people took the risky initiative to flee their masters. It was a story that both women felt needed urgently to be told. “At first we were going to self-publish, because we thought that this is so important.” But then publisher Steve Hoare at Black Dome Press took an interest in the project, and has been working closely with Stessin-Cohn and Hurlburt-Biagini for the past several years to bring a book to fruition. The result, titled In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735-1831, has just been released and should be available in bookstores this week. Hoare describes the work as “a major book for our region not only as a resource for other researchers and students of the subject, but also for general readers who have an interest in New York State history in general and Hudson Valley history in particular.” Dr. A. J. Williams-Myers, chair of the Department of Black Studies at SUNY-New Paltz, who served as a consultant on the project, wrote the foreword. Though the newspaper ads listing the runaways were most often quite short and rarely even cited last names for the missing persons, Stessin-Cohn and Hurlburt-Biagini found distinct personalities began to emerge, especially in cases of individuals who fled captivity more than once, as the two pursued their research. “These were skilled, talented, creating, caring people,” Stessin-Cohn says. Many slaves were described as bilingual or trilingual, had mastered a variety of trades, or could play a musical instrument. Some fled with a child or children, or helped another slave to escape at the same time. “Each notice is a story about a person. It’s fascinating to learn about their life.”
“Each notice is a story about a person."
Beamish’s new Kickstarter campaign. The campaign, which started on September 1 and runs through September 30, is intended to generate the $25,000 AUD necessary for Beamish to produce Oyster, a film that will document the effects of climate change by following a family of oyster-farmers. Robbins’ original oil paintings and prints are available at her website, http:// juicyoysters.com. Oyster aficionados will have the opportunity to see Robbins’ oyster prints at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck beginning on November 5. Her paintings will be featured at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod, which has confirmed an exhibition in February/March 2017. To learn more about Kim Beamish’s Kickstarter campaign for his new film Oyster, visit www.oysterfilm.com.
Unison in New Paltz presents Guided Shamanic Trance with Barbara Threecrow The Unison Arts Center will host Barbara Threecrow, intuitive healer, transmedium, spiritual counselor and teacher of Earth ways, who will guide participants in the ancient tradition of shamanic trance using 500-year-old Peruvian whistling vessels, bones, drums, rattles and the hypnotic rhythms of chants. The event will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. According to Threecrow, she will guide people through the ancient ritual using clay vessels that are finely tuned, combining sound frequencies that unlock sensory modalities not commonly known outside of shamanic knowledge. During ceremonies, she writes, the vessels create a combination of two sound waves of equal frequency that vibrate in various parts of the body, producing heightened awareness, euphoria and alignment of
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The book reproduces the notices one by one and goes on to discuss what more is known so far about each escapee mentioned. For researchers’ purposes, there are also tables that group the slaves by various statistical parameters, but “We wanted the person that was fleeing to be center stage,” Stessin-Cohn avers. She already knows enough about several individuals to make them each the focus of a lecture, and now that the “overview” book has been completed, she and her co-author “have time to investigate” the circumstances of various runaways more deeply. “We’re going to start following some of these people” through other types of historical records, she promises. There’s a certain irony, Williams-Myers notes in his foreword, in the fact that the reason why many of these individuals have not been entirely forgotten by history is because their own oppressors preserved their memory in print. “Through the runaway notices, owners gave names and voices to the enslaved with their very detailed, descriptive personalizations of their human chattel. That personalization positioned the individual enslaved on the stage of history, not solely as one acted upon, but as an actor on it and in a role crucial to the socioeconomic development of Colonial America into the Federal period,” he writes. One cannot help but think of the metaphysical philosophy of the ancient Egyptians, who believed that the human soul goes on living after death so long as that person’s name or likeness is inscribed somewhere. You can begin to get to know some of these nearly forgotten people, so determined to find their freedom, by purchasing a copy of In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735-1831 at your local bookstore. It is already listed on Amazon, or you can order it directly from Black Dome Press in Delmar at 518-439-6512 or www.blackdomepress.com. The price per copy is $25.95. The authors will be giving their first talk on the book at the Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz on Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m., followed by a reception and book-signing. – Frances Marion Platt
body, mind and spirit. Bring a handheld drum and rattle, a blanket and pillow to join the ceremony. Threecrow will open the evening with guidelines for the use of the various tools to be played during the event. Register at www.unisonarts.org or call to reserve a spot. – Ann Hutton Shamanic Trance Ancient Traditions, Saturday, September 24, 6-9 p.m., $25, Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz; (845) 255-1559, www.unisonarts.org.
6:30am-8am Mysore Ashtanga Practice. Meets every Monday thru Thursday, 6:30-8am. Ashtanga Yoga comes to Woodstock! This 90-minute space is intended to help you build a personal, self-led Ashtanga practice. A teacher will be available to work with you, guiding you along posture by posture, at a pace suitable for you. Appropriate for all levels, beginners to advanced. Led by Kathy Reisfeld and Laura Olson. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18 drop-in, discount for cards available. 8am-9am Senior Feel Good Aerobics with Diane Collelo. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 8:30am-9:30am Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-5906, jan@ kagyu.org. 9am-11:15am New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rt 32, New Paltz. HudsonValleyParents.com. 9am-9:50am Qi Gong with Marilyn St. John. Class using gentle movement and relaxation to circulate the life energy. All ages and fitness levels. $8 donation requested. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, www. woodstockyogacenter.com. 9:30am-10:30am Senior Flex and Stretch with Diane Colello. Movement for balance and breath, weight-training for bone health, and mat work for flexibility and core strengthening. Woodstock Town Hall. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 9:30am Gyrotonic Tower Class. Using natural body spinal movements to decompress and strengthen the spine. It emphasizes full mobility of the joints and lengthening of the fascia and skeletal system. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 10am-4pm Exhibit: The Adams Family. Show exhibits through December 30. An extraordinary collection of John Adams’ documents (17351826), the 2nd President of the U.S., and his son John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), the 6th. Free. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm. Karpeles Museum, Newburgh. Info: 845-569-4997, rain. org/~karpeles. 10am Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project. Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project features a monumental cabinet, housing diverse objects pulled from Vassar’s campus and
history. Show will exhibit through 12/11. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-4375632, info.vassar.edu/news/announcements/20152016/160526-dion-universal-collection.html. 10am-11:30am Parkinson’s Dance & Exercise Class. Led by Anne Olin. For people with PD & other neurological disorders. Groups are challenging, creative and fun! St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave, Kingston. Info: 845 679-6250. $12 for one or $22 for two. 10am-2pm Hooks & Needles, Yarns & Threads. Informal weekly social gathering for rug hookers, knitters, crocheters, and all other yarn crafters. Drop in any time between 10am & 2pm! Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845 757-3771, tivolilibrary.org. $1 suggested donation. 10am Reformed Church of Saugerties’ Adult Bible Study. Ongoing, every Thursday at 10 am. Current study: Book of Jeremiah. Everyone is welcome. Contact Lecia Siebeking for more information 845 246-5975. Reformed Church of Saugerties, Parish Hall, Saugerties. 10am-11am Women’s Yoga with Cory Smith. A variation of Cory’s former Gentle Yoga class, this hour will now be a sacred space for women to be themselves and deepen their spiritual practice and enhance their health and well being. A community class, it will still be gentle in nature. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, www.woodstockyogacenter.com. $8 donation requested. 12:15pm-12:45pm 2016 Uptown Fine Arts Music Series. Andrea Shaut, Piano. Free. Old Dutch Church. Info: 845-338-6759, olddutchchurch.org. 12:15pm-12:45pm Free Community Meditation. Meets weekly on Mondays 7:30-8:30am and Thursdays 12:15-12:45pm. All are welcome for silent sitting and walking meditation. For optional beginner instruction, please arrive 10 minutes early. Silence begins at 7:30am on Mondays, and 12:15pm on Thursdays. Drop-in attendance welcome. Cushions, back-jacks, and chairs available. Facilitated by Doree Lipson & Meredith Johnson, Zen practitioners and meditation teachers. Donations appreciated. Educational Annex of Wellness Embodied,A Center for Psychotherapy and Healing, 126 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 845-419-0293, wellnessembodiedcenter.com/community-meditation. 1pm-3pm Minnewaska Preserve: Homeschoolers. Join Becca Howe, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps member, and Gary Natalie, volunteer, in learning the seven Leave No Trace Principles. Gary is a certified Leave No Trace master educator, and Becca is a Leave No Trace trained educator. The seven principles are best taught in the forest, so prepare for an approximately four mile hike on the Mossy Glen Footpath and Lower Awosting Carriage Road. Kids will learn these principles to use for the rest of their lives! This program is recommended for six to twelve year old children, accompanied by a parent or legal
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guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Awosting Parking Lot. Registration: Required. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-0752. 1pm-3pm Chicken Dancearama. A Performance Art meet up with Linda Mary Montano. Free and open to the public. Dance in solidarity on “Global Performance Art Day”. Come costumed as a wild fowl and be a miniature version of T-Rex or a new born chick. Seamon Park, 5 Malden Ave, Saugerties. Info: 917-312-7161, reseedsaugerties. com/chicken-dancerama/. 1pm-4pm Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. The Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Woodstock Rescue Squad building, Route 212 Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Rescue Squad Community Room, 222 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 1pm-4pm Sketch Class. A traditional sketch class (drawing the figure) format of numerous poses which will lengthen in duration as determined by the monitor. $50/4 consecutive classes. Sundays through Dec. 4. Woodstock School of Art, 2470 NY-212, Woodstock. www.woodstockshcoolofart. org. $20/class, $50/four consecutive classes. 2pm Free Estate & Medicaid Planning Seminar. Learn about Wills, Trusts & Advance Directives, Protecting Your Home & Assets, Caring for Aging Loved Ones, Avoiding Court & Expensive Spend Downs. Two sessions available 2pm or 6pm. Hosted by the Herzog Law Firm PC. Make your reservation by calling 845-338-6405 or email setue@ herzoglaw.com. Held at Courtyard by Marriott, 500 Frank Sottile Blvd, Kingston. 2pm-3:15pm Introduction to Guitar. For those who haven’t played but who would like to give it a try. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. 3pm-7pm Town of Plattekill Farmers’ Market. Town Hall, 1915 Rt 44/55, Modena. 3:30pm-4pm Free Step Class. A high energy class. Ongoing. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. Info: 845 246-4317, saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 3:45pm-5pm Guitar Lab. This “Lab” will offer those who have played a bit and who want to bump it up a notch some additional lessons. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. 4pm Curator’s Gallery Talk. Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of the 1930s and 1940s. Curator Patricia Phagan provides an overview of the Celebrating Heroes exhibition as a whole and explores several key works in detail. Vassar College/Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-437-5632, fllac.vassar.edu. 4pm Free Fitness Class. Drop in for a workout on Mondays at 4:30 pm & Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be an aerobic warm-up followed by a combination of band and body work. Instructed by Connie Scuitto. Connie is an RN and certified Reiki Master. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. Info: 845 246-4317, saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 4pm-5pm Weekly Teen Yoga Class. Teen’s exhibit greater confidence and motivation to succeed in school and make healthy choices when faced with life’s challenges. This weekly class is dedicated to providing young people with a healthy body and mind by introducing students to both the physical and mental elements of yoga. Coed, ages 13-17. Led by high school teacher, Art of Living instructor, and longtime practitioner MJ Reiss. $10 per class. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. 4pm Backgammon Club. Learn the game, pick up new moves, meet new people. Free & open to the public. Ongoing. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845 688-7811, phoenicialibrary. org/. 4:30pm-5:30pm Meditation Support Group. Meets every Thursday at Mirabai. Walk-ins always welcome. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2100. $10 donation. 5pm-7pm Opening Reception: Over, Under After Over. A new exhibition at the Palmer Gallery showcases the work of three local artists. Exhibits through 10/13. Free and open to the public.
September 22, 2016 Vassar College/Palmer Gallery, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-437-5370, palmergallery.vassar.edu. 5pm-8pm Sketch Class. A traditional sketch class (drawing the figure) format of numerous poses which will lengthen in duration as determined by the monitor. $50/4 consecutive classes. January 21-December 15, Thursdays. Woodstock School of Art, 2470 NY-212, Woodstock. www.woodstockshcoolofart.org. $20/class, $50/four consecutive classes. 5:30pm Lecture: Zhuangzi on Perfect Happiness lecture. Asian Studies expert Livia Kohn will discuss the concept of happiness in Chinese teachings, drawing from her knowledge of Daoist religion. Taylor Hall Room 203 at Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-4375370, info.vassar.edu/news/announcements/20162017/160922-livia-kohn.html. 5:30pm-7:30pm New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Wisdom of Women Event. A networking workshop led by Julia J. Robbins and Nicole Langlois of One EPIC Place. Enjoy cocktails, hor d’oeurves and the most incredible sunset views. The Wisdom of Women’s mission is to give each other inspiration, support and community. The Wisdom of Women is sponsored by Complete Benefit Solutions. Registration required. Inn at Kettleborro, 321 State Route 208, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-0243, newpaltzchamber.org. $25. 5:30pm Woodstock Ultimate Disc. Ongoing games - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30pm; & Sundays at 3pm . A free, casual, co-ed pickup game. Athletic Fields, 98 Comeau Dr, woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org. 6pm-8pm John Hall - Still the One: A Rock’n’Roll Journey to Congress and Back. Former Congressman for NY’s 19th District, and perhaps better known as the founder of the band Orleans. John Hall - will tell stories, play songs, sign books, and talk with fans and anyone interested in crossing from a “normal” career to politics. Free. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-0500, oblongbooks.com/event/john-hall-still-the-one. 6pm-8pm The Cheapest Energy of All: The Energy You Don’t Use. Making homes and places of business more airtight and better insulated is one of the most important ways to save energy and money. Judith Karpova, a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor through the US Green Building Council, and an accredited Energy Analyst and Envelope Analyst will lead the discussion in other ways to save energy on an individual and community scale. All are welcome. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge. Info: 845-626-1240. 6pm-8pm Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Fall Wellness Series. Back School: Prevent Injuries. Speaker: Larry Flowers, physical therapy assistant. Learn how to avoid common mistakes that lead to strains and other muscle aches. Simple steps such as keeping your back flexible and strong as well as proper lifting and bending techniques can minimize the chance of future pain or injury. Registration required. Free. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-871-1720 ext. 1, healthquest. org/wellness. 6pm-8:30pm Women, Wellness, and Wealth. How to reduce stress for your mental, physical and financial well being. Speakers: Maria L. Sciuto, CFP®, Vice President, Client Services, Forté Capital LLC, Greater Hudson Valley Justin Feldman of Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance Dr. Lynne E. Kavulich of American Wellness Care.Free event.Registration is required. Gold’s Gym, 258 Titusville Rd, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-670-8406, eventbrite.com/o/maria-l-sciuto-cfp-11089109175. 6pm-7pm Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Center. Ongoing. Free and open to the public. Sky Lake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale. Info: 845 658-8556, skylake.shambhala.org. 6pm Tasty Tunes Open Mic. Each musician gets to perform 2 songs or 10 minutes (whichever comes first) of family friendly music. Meets every Thursday night at 6pm. Sign up for musicians begins at 6pm. Show starts at 6:30pm. Taste Budd’s Cafe, 40 West Market St, Red Hook. 6pm-7:45pm Tai Chi with Marth Cheo. An ancient Chinese healing and martial art. Mixed
levels during the first hour, followed by advanced forms. Ongoing. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-1559. $12. 6pm-7:30pm Level I-II Yoga with Jory Serota. In the Iyengar style, this new evening class is aimed at students with some experience in or desire to learn Iyengar Yoga. Basic postures are refined, and sirsasana (headstand) will be introduced with modifications. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 6:15pm Gyrotonic Tower Class. Using natural body spinal movements to decompress and strengthen the spine. It emphasizes full mobility of the joints and lengthening of the fascia and skeletal system. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 6:30pm-9pm Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-8811, GKnoodles.com. 7pm-9pm Public Information Meeting on Pilgrim Pipelines. Learn the facts and the risks about this proposed project that would ship both crude oil and petroleum products through our communities. Saugerties Senior Center, 207 Market St, Saugerties, NY 12477, Saugerties. Info: 845-246-3449. 7pm Live @ The Falcon: The Package - Will Bryant, Brandon Morrison & Lee Falco. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 7pm-8:30pm Odyssey at The Belltower. A personal and collective odyssey into the heart, a mindful musical happening, an interactive artperformance to support the evolution of human consciousness. Facilitated by Amy McTear, musician, mentor and spiritual activist in collaboration with Michael Ponte, Steve Gorn, Rob Norris, & Hector Bee. Original, ambient, world-fusion music, crystal singing bowls, flute, symphonic gong, guitar, bass, piano, drums, communal voice, visual inspiration, spoken word and silence. Belltower Venue, 398 Main St, Rosendale. Info: 914-3880632, amymctear.com. $20/adv, $25 /door. 7pm Mummenschanz: You & Me. Presented by the Swiss mask theater troupe The â€˜storiesâ€™ told are unique in that they have no sound or music; but the language is universal and offers a timeless insight on the human condition. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-473-2072, bardavon.org. $10. 7pm-8:30pm Meeting of MECR (Middle East Crisis Response). A group of Hudson Valley residents joined together to promote peace and human rights in Palestine and the Middle East. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-876-7906, mideastcrisis.org. 7pm Opening Night--Thursday Night Live at the Jewish Community Center is back. Klezmer Music? â€œYou know - the music like Fiddler on the Roof.â€? New York City-based ISLE of KLEZBOS approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. The soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-womenâ€™s klezmer trio has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Come! Dance! Sing! Free. All are invited. New Paltz Jewish Community Center, 30 N Chestnut St, New Paltz. 7pm Bingo! Meet the 2nd & 4th Thursdays 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Prizes & food. Sponsored by the Beekman Fire Company Auxiliarly Inc. Beekman Fire House, 316 Beekman- Poughquag Rd, Poughquag. 7:15pm Pilates Equipment Group Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening,
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full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 7:30pm-9:30pm Trivia with Paul Tully and Eric Stamberg. Come and test your knowledge for a fun night of trivia. Teams compete for first and second prizes. High Falls Cafe, 12 Stone Dock Road, High Falls. Info: 845-687-2699, highfallscafe.com. 7:30pm New Paltz Town Board Meeting. New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-0100. 7:30pm-9pm Weekly Thursday Nite EFT Healing Circle & Recovery Workshop. Bring your physical, emotional, & spiritual challenges and issues, and have them quickly, effectively resolved and healed in a safe supportive environment. Free, $5 donation welcome. All proceeds go directly to FOW. Ongoing. Family of Woodstock, 16 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 706-2183. 7:30pm Reading and Meditation at Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center. Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center, 1218 Wittenberg Rd, Mt. Tremper. Info: 845 679-8322, firstname.lastname@example.org. 8pm 17th Blues Pro Jam. Upstate guitarist Tas Cru, Ottawa-based guitarist Murray Kinsley and bassist Leigh-Anne Stanton, Chatham, N.Y., keyboardist Craig Keil, and drummer Sonny Rock will headline. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson. Info: 518-828-4800, helsinkihudson.com. 8pm-11pm A Not Too Open Mic. Hosted by Ras T Asheber. Artists sign up 7pm - 7:45pm. Doors at 8pm. Musician/Performer/Artist Info: call/text: 212-920-1221 or email: email@example.com or rastasheber.com. Ongoing-Thursday nights. Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 2129201221, lodgewoodstock. com. 8pm-10:30pm Jazz with a Taste of Latin @ The Station. Peter Einhorn Trio featuring vocalist Veronica Nunn. No cover charge. Station Bar and Curio, 101 Tinker Str., Woodstock. 8pm God of Carnage. Written by Yasmina Reza. A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. Shadowland Stage, 157 Canal St, Ellenville. Info: 845-647-5511, shadowlandstage.org. $39, $34.
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9:45am-10:45am Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 10am-4pm Two Day Clinic for Livestock Owners: Getting Started with Rotational Grazing. Are you a livestock owner who wants to increase your profits and improve the health of your animals? Rotational grazing can help your farm! Learn more at a 2-day (9/23 & 9/25) handson clinic consisting of a class in Kingston, followed by a farm visit Moveable Beast Farm in Accord. The instructors, local Extension Educators Mick Bessire and Jason Detzel, will provide you with practical skills to implement a rotational grazing plan on your property. Registration required. CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston. Info: 845-340-3990 x311, tinyurl.com/RotationalGrazing-Clinic. $20.
11am Fall Foliage Train Ride. Departure times: 11am,1 & 3pm. Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR), Mount Tremper. Info: 845-688-7400, catskillmtrailroad.com. $14, $8/2-11, $13/senior/veteran/ military.
12am Woodstock Comedy Festival. Three days (9/23-9/25) of stand-up, panels, and films in venues throughout Woodstock, starring Gilbert Gottfried, Curb Your Enthusiasmâ€™s Susie Essman, Simpsonsâ€™ co-creator Mike Reiss, Eddie Brill, Karen Bergreen, Kendra Cunningham, Liz Miele, Jaye McBride, and more. Tickets $10-$60. Comedy for a Cause. Net profits go to charities to prevent human trafficking and domestic violence. woodstockcomedyfestival.org/. $10-$60.
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12:05pm-1pm Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvementof balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 12:30pm-6:30pm Crystal Tarot Readings and Chakra Clearing Sessions with Mary Vukovic. Every Friday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call us for appointment. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-2100. $30/25 minutes, $50/45 minute reading/chakra clearing with crystal lay-out. 1pm-3:30pm New Bridge Group at Community Center. Free. New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz. Info: 617-308-9993. 1pm-3:45pm Mah Jongg. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845 688-7811, phoenicialibrary.org. 3pm-10pm 3rd Annual AWARENESS Adoption Runway. Line-up: 3-5 pm: Music from Michael Dell Entertainment; 5-6 pm: Adoption Runway; & 6-10 pm: Music from Michael Dell Band (requests cost a $10 donation). TR Gallo Park, TR Gallo Waterfront Park, Kingston. Info: (845) 338-3100, kingstonnissan.net/2016/09/01/3rdannual-awareness-adoption-runway. 3pm-7pm South Pine Street City Farm Stand. Open for fresh vegetables and greens. This farmstand is a project of the Kingston Land Trust and a member of Eat Well Kingston, part of Cornellâ€™s Live Well Kingston. Open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 3-7pm. Info: 845-532-0011. South Pine Street, Kingston. Info: 845-532-0011. 3:30pm The Bookmark Club with Sasha. For ages 5-12 yr olds. Meets every Friday (unless noted) thru October. Event includes arts, crafts, read & snack. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston. Info: 845-331-0507. 4pm-9pm Oktoberfest. Traditional German food, drink and music with American flair. Fri. - adults night out. Open to the public. Admission. Victor Constant Ski Area, West Point. Info: 845-9384690, westpointmwr.com.
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9:30am-11am Vinyasa Level I-II Yoga with Alison Sinatra. This vinyasa class is ideal for students transitioning from beginner to intermediate. Asanas are explored with increasing detail and a slower flowing sequence. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18.
10:30am Pilates Equipment Group Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com.
9am-3pm Drop-Off for Annual Mid-Hudson Sierra Club Tag Sale. Support efforts to protect our local environment by donating/purchasing books, CDs, toys/games, hiking/camping equipment, sporting goods, tools, antiques, housewares, artwork, small electronics, and more. Sale date 9/24. Rain date 9/25. Paulaâ€™s Public House, 2146 New Hackensack Rd, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-2552635.
8:30pm Bluegrass Clubhouse. Featuring Brian Hollander,Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch, & Eric Weissberg. Harmony CafĂŠ @ Wok â€˜n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-3484.
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8:30am 8th Annual Sporting Clays for Scouting Tournament. An action-packed fundraiser! Supporting more than 2000 area youth active in Scouting programs that directly benefit them and the citizens of our communities. You do not have to be an experienced shooter or even own a shotgun to participate in this event- it is for shooters and non-shooters alike. The event is run similar to a golf tournament, with prizes awarded for different skill sets. Rip Van Winkle Council, BSA. Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds, Millbrook. Info: 845-339-0846, rvwbsa.org.
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premier listings Contact Donna at email@example.com to be included Register Now: Safe Sitter Program for Adolescents (10/10, 8:45am-4pm). For youth, ages 11-14. Learn the skills to provide safe, nurturing care for children and to respond appropriately to medical emergencies. It also teaches introductory employment skills and important life skills. Participants will also have hands-on manikin practice of rescue skills. Send a check for the fee of $60 to CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties, 479 Rt. 66, Hudson, NY 12534. register online. The registration deadline is 10/3. Held at the Extension Education Center, 479 Rt. 66, Hudson. Calling All Seniors! Register Now Senior Prom (10/17). Just a reminder: the prom is coming up. For more information and a printable entry form, go to dutchessny.gov/CountyGov/Departments/Aging/senior-prom-office-forthe-aging.htm/. Checks can made out to “Dutchess County Office for the Aging”. Our mailing and delivery address is 27 High St, Poughkeepsie NY 12601. Event held at the Villa Borghese, 70 Widmer Rd, Wappingers Falls. Open Call for Artists! Young at Art Deadline for submissions: Friday, November 18, 2016. During the cold, gray days of winter, Young at Art is an exhibit meant to lift spirits and engage children at the Walt Meade Gallery of the Roxbury Arts Center from January 21- February 25, 2017. For complete details, visit website or call. Roxbury Arts Center, 025 Vega Mountain Rd, Roxbury, 607-326-7908 or annie@ roxburyartsgroup.org. New Name and Expanded Services at the Wellness House in Newburgh! Join the instructors and practitioners at Studio87-The Wellness House for an all-day Open House (9/24) at 87 Liberty St in Newburgh. Now offering a comprehensive menu of services including pilates, yoga, massage and dance. From 10:30-12:30pm Pilates and Yoga classes as well as chair massages will be offered for $10. Complimentary refreshments, activities for the kids, and raffles for services will be held from 1-4:30pm. A Swing Dance workshop will follow from 5:30-7pm with Professional Instructors Linda & Chester Freeman. Vsit www. Studio87thewellnesshouse.com for more information and the complete schedule. Call for Artists. Submissions for Solo Shows at WAAM in 2017 are open to artists living within a 50 mile radius of Woodstock who can deliver and pick-up selected work. The juror is Susana Torruella Leval, Director Emerita, El Museo del Barrio and Chair of the New York City Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission. Submission deadline is October 2. For additional information see woodstockartistsassociationmuseum.submittable.com/submit or call 845-6792940. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock. Saturn Saved Me: Movie Screening and Q&A with Sharon Smith (Saturday 9/24, 7:30-9:30pm). A special screening of Sharon Smith’s personal documentary film. A spiritual road movie about Sharon’s experiences in India on the bumpy road to wisdom, it explores her experience of astrology and divination as she consults with healers and looks for an ancient palm leaf that reveals her destiny. Her predicament is both humorous and poignant as she confronts the collision between Western values and Eastern beliefs. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. $10. Info: 845-679-8700, Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming Street, Woodstock, www.
woodstockyogacenter.com. 6 Healing Sounds: Transform Stress Into Vitality with Sharon Smith (Saturday 9/24, 1:30-4pm). Renowned teacher of Taoist health and spiritual practices Sharon Smith will be leading a series of workshops and events at Woodstock Yoga Center this Fall. Sharon will be giving a sitting qigong workshop, 6 Healing Sounds. Based on Chinese medicinal principles, this practice involves simple arm movements synchronized with the breath, sounds and meditation to relieve stress, cool the inner organs, and cultivate tranquility.$50. Later that evening, at 7:30 pm, she will host a screening of her personal documentary, “Saturn Saved Me,” followed by a Q&A. $10. Info: 845-679-8700, Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming Street, Woodstock, www.woodstockyogacenter.com. Call for Utilitarian Art! The Catskill Center is planning an invitational exhibit to highlight the utilitarian art of the Catskill Region. The exhibit will open 12/3 and run through 1/27. An opening reception will be held Saturday, 12/3 from 2-4pm. Submissions should be sent via email to Katie Palm at Kpalm@ catskillcenter.org by 10/28. Submission Format: One jpeg image for each piece to be considered. Each submission should be accompanied by a brief artist statement. One person can submit up to five works for consideration. catskillcenter. org. Erpf Center, Arkville. 13th Annual Lark in the Park (10/110/10). Event celebrates hiking, paddling, cycling, fishing, nature walks and lectures as well as cultural and educational events throughout the entire Catskill region. Sponsored by the Catskill Center, New York – New Jersey Trail Conference, Catskill Mountain Club, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Schedule available at catskillslark.org. or follow the Lark on Facebook at facebook.com/ CatskillsLarkinThePark. High Holy Day Services held at Congregation of New Paltz. Welcoming Reconstructionist congregation, will hold Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services for adults and children, in our Synagogue at 8 Church Street. It’s not too late to become a member and join our vibrant community before the High Holidays. While membership is encouraged, non-members can contact our office at 845-255-9817, to request complimentary holiday tickets. Donations are encouraged and appreciated, as they sustain our programs and services throughout the year. Congregation of New Paltz. Line-up: Rosh Hashanah Service - 10/2, 7:30pm & 10/3, 9:30 am, followed by Tashlich, and then Luncheon in the Community Center; & Yom Kippur: 10/11, Kol Nidre 6:30pm, 10/12, 9:30am Yom Kippur Services, Book of Jonah 4pm, an afternoon, Yizkor, Neilah at 5pm followed by Potluck Break-theFast in the Community Center. Children’s Services: Rosh Hashanah 10/3 only, and Yom Kippur 10/12- 3rd grade through 5th grade /10-11am; & 4 years old through 2nd grade / 11:15am – 12:15pm. 10th Annual Mid-Hudson Woodworkers Show (10/15, 10am-5pm). Displays of fine woodworking items, Demonstrations of woodworking techniques, Gifts for the Children, Cars and Planes, Raffle of selected fine woodworking items, Door Prizes, Make a pen. The MidHudson Woodworkers is a chapter of the Northeastern Woodworkers Association. Hurley Reformed Church, Hurley. Now
4pm-8pm Late Afternoon/Twilight Horse drawn Carriage Rides. Olana offers couples, or groups, carriage rides on the 19th century carriage roads. A stunning carriage and draft team saunter Frederic Church’s gravel roads bringing travelers to majestic views and stellar landscapes while the sun sets toward the Catskill Mountains. Meet the carriage 10 minutes before start time at the Olana Visitor Center entrance. For Olana’s 50th Anniversary, we are activating this traditional travel option on the site once a month. Every 30 minutes. For all Ages. Reservations encouraged. Olana, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson. olana.org.Olana. $75 per couple; or groups at $25 per person. 4pm “Knit Wits” Knitting Club. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. Info: 845 246-4317, saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 4:30pm-5:30pm Lego Club. For all ages, children must be accompanied by a parent or care giver. Ongoing. Free. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845 688-7811, phoenicialibrary. org/. 5pm-7pm Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview. Preview Books before the big sale on Sat and Sun. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal
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Handicapped Accessible. Admission: $3/adults, free/ 12 & under. Info: show. midhudsonwoodworkers.org or email: showinfo@midhudsonwoodworkers. org. Free Estate & Medicaid Planning Seminar (9/22, 2pm & 6pm). Learn about Wills, Trusts & Advance Directives, Protecting Your Home & Assets, Caring for Aging Loved Ones, Avoiding Court & Expensive Spend Downs. Two sessions available 2pm or 6pm. Hosted by the Herzog Law Firm PC. Make your reservation by calling 845-338-6405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Held at Courtyard by Marriott, 500 Frank Sottile Blvd, Kingston. The Tibetan Center Film Series presents The Dossier(9/24,7:30pm) . Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser’s efforts to document and present the reality of Tibet were considered a “political problem” by the Chinese Party-state and she was fired from her job. Since then, she has continued to speak out for the sufferings of Tibetan people as an independent writer. Through the documents in her dossier and interviews, this is the story of her transition from an exemplary Chinese citizen to a supposedly subversive Tibetan writer under house detention. (Directed by Zhu Rikun. In Chinese with English subtitles, 129 min). $8 suggested donation. Info: 845-3831774. Event held at The Tibetan Center, 875 Rt 28, Kingston. Register Now: Family Fun & Fish Day (10/1). At Kenneth Wilson State Campground located at 859 Wittenberg Road in Mount Tremper, NY on Saturday, October 1 from 11:00am to 1:30pm. The original Family Fun & Fish Day scheduled for earlier this year was postponed due to bad weather. Please register again by September 28, 2016 to attend the rescheduled event. Register online athttps://reg.cce.cornell.edu/ FFFD2016_251, or contact Brent Gotsch at 845-688-3047 Ext. 3, or bwg37@ cornell.edu. DEC charges a $6 fee per car for admission to the campground all other activities are free. All fishing supplies will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own if you have them. No fishing license is required. DEC fisheries staff and volunteers with local Trout Unlimited chapters will introduce youth and others to the sport of fishing and provide education on fish identification and aquatic ecology. Other family friendly activities include a barbeque, and arts and crafts under the pavilion starting at noon. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs related to the day’s activities.
17th Annual Woodstock Film Festival (10/13-10/16). Offering a variety of films, first-class concerts, workshops, celebrity-led panels, an award ceremony, and parties. The festival takes place in theaters in Woodstock, Saugerties, Rosendale, and Rhinebeck. For schedule and complete information log onto the website: woodstockfilmfestival.com. 6th Annual Creek Week (through 9/24). Celebratory events throughout Ulster County will pay tribute to the abundance and diversity of our water resources. Creek Week offers familyfriendly paddles, hikes, educational programs, festivals, and community celebrations. Find event listings on ucenvironment.org/creek-week-2016/. For information call 845-340-4298 or email email@example.com. Enter Now! The 2016 Matilda Friedman Essay Contest. Sponsored by the Writers in the Mountains (WIM). Contest is open to all students at the middle and high school levels throughout Delaware County.Contest winners receive cash awards for their winning essays; an opportunity to read their essays on live radio, & participate in a reception. The topic for the essay contest this year: #RomeoandJuliet. All submissions must be postmarked or electronically datestamped by October 15, 2016. Please mail paper manuscripts to Writers in the Mountains, PO Box 474, Roxbury, NY 12474; or submit essays electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Matilda Friedman Essay Contest. Donations Needed for The 60th Annual Elting Memorial Library Fair (9/24 & 9/25). The Library will host a curbside Donation Drop Off (9/10) in the Library parking lot. Volunteers will be on hand to help unload. Flea market and toy donations accepted only on 9/10, 10am-12pm and books and jewelry will be accepted through 9/17, during Library hours. The library only accepts books that are clean and in good condition. Donations of gently used children’s books, toy, puzzles, games, and bikes in good condition are appreciated. The flea market does not accept clothing, outdated electronics cassettes tapes, shoes, or large furniture. Elting Memorial Library, New Paltz. Info: dyecharlene@gmail. com. Eat Pray Write (9/22,10am-3:30pm). A Unique All Day Intensive Workshop for Writers. Fee: $50. Info/reservations: email@example.com or 323 370 9580. Call for Vendors for Fall Yard Sale (10/1, 9 - 2 pm). Crafts, antiques, household items. Please call Mary at 845-3831328 for information. Trinity Episcopal Church in Saugerties.
Garden Party 2016 (9/25, 3 – 6 pm). Honoring Sue Hartshorn, Gloria Turk and Steve & Shelley Turk; & Honorary Co-Chairs Darlene L. Pfeiffer, Richard Strain & Karen Strain Smythe. Hosted by Community Foundations of The Hudson Valley. Serving Dutchess, Putnam & Ulster Counties. Tickets $150. Call 845-452-3077 or online at CommunityFoundationsHV.org. Opus 40, Saugerties.
7th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble (thru 9/25). The Ramble is an annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. Events take place throughout the Hudson Valley Region/Greenway and National Heritage Area. Admission & fees vary- see website for details: hudsonrivervalleyramble.com.
The Art of Business and Beyond (9/29-11/3). Whether you simply have a business idea or are a long-time entrepreneur, this series will address many issues that are often overlooked. Six sessions held on Thursdays, 6-8:30pm. Participants can opt to choose individual sessions or the whole series. Upcoming: Financial Projections, 9/29; Marketing Partnerships, 10/6; Time Management, 10/13; Pricing Strategies, 10/20; The Triple Bottom Line, 10/27; & Managing Growth, 11/3. Info & to register:
4th Annual Woodstock Comedy Festival (9/23-9/25). Gilbert Gottfried, dubbed “comic’s comic” headlines. Standup shows, panels, films, and contest winners are featured. WCF, a 501 © (3), Comedy For a Cause, donates net profits each year to Family’s domestic violence programs and Polaris’s battle against human trafficking. Various venues in Woodstock. To view event schedule visit the website: woodstockcomedyfestival.org.
Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. $10. 5:30pm-7pm Teen Scene. Laid back get together for teens in sixth through ninth grade. Bring a friend and join us for games, music, and snacks. Free - No registration required! Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-757-3771, tivolilibrary.org. 5:30pm-7pm Restorative Yoga with Barbara Boris. Ease into your weekend with 90 minutes of restorative postures that soothe the nervous system and alleviate tension. Perfect for weekenders or anyone looking for a respite from the week. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 6pm Music in the Woods: Rubycon. Rail Trail Café, 310 River Rd Ext, Tillson. railtrailcaferosendale.com. 6pm-9pm Nick From No Where. Featuring 40’s standards and covers. Vigneto’s, 890 Vineyard Ave, Highland. Info: 845-834-2828. 6:30pm Open Eye Gala for Jean Erdman Celebration. Performances and remembrances of leading national dancers who are former students and colleagues of the famous Jean Erdman who
with her husband, writer and mythologist Joseph Campbell, founded the theater originally in New York City. The event will commemorate Ms. Erdman’s 100th birthday this year. A gift or $100 will assure a preferred reserved seat at every show. Refreshments will be served including birthday cake. The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main St, Margaretville. Info: 845-586-1660. $20. 6:30pm-8pm Making Music Together with Nathan Brenowitz. If you have never played or used to play or currently play an instrument at any level and want to make music together, this workshop is for you. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2213, woodstock. org/event/making-music-together-with-nathanbrenowitz/?instance_id=9256. 6:30pm Fall Design Lectures at Boscobel. Fred Rich, Author & Environmentalist. Getting to Green, Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution. Author, environmentalist and lawyer Fred Rich serves as head of the New York State Environmental Leaders Group, Chair of the Foundation for Landscape Studies and the Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Vice Chair of the national Land Trust Alliance and The Battery Conservancy, and director of the Hudson Highlands Land Trust. Free for members. Wine
Upcoming Harvest Hop II (11/19, 7:3010:30pm). Back by popular demand! An evening of dancing to live music, a silent auction and food & refreshments - all while frolicking with friends. Reserve your tickets now! Diamond Mills, 25 S Partition St, Saugerties. Info: 845 336-2616. Open Ballet Auditions for The Nutcracker (9/24-9/25). Audition date 9/24, 3:30pm for dancers 12-18, en pointe. Girls ages 7-8, on 9/25, 11:30am. Girls ages 9-12 (and boys - no ballet exp. necessary) on 9/25, 1:30pm. $30 cash audition fee. New Paltz School of Ballet, 1 Bonticou View Dr, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-0044, npballettheatre@ gmail.com, npballettheatre. org. Save the Date: WAAM's 14th Annual Fine Arts Auction (11/19,1pm). The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) presents the 14th Annual Fine Arts Auction the WAAM Auction to be held in conjunction with William J. Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers, Inc. The WAAM is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership for this year's auction. WAAM has teamed up with William J. Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers, Inc. The WAAM is currently accepting consignments for this year's auction offering attractive sliding scale terms for consignors. Consignments are sought in the following areas: paintings, fine prints, sculpture, works on paper, object d'art, photography, historic Woodstock, contemporary, American and European artworks. Consignments will be received at the WAAM at 28 Tinker Street on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and by appointment or by emailing Bryana@ woodstockart.org. A link on the WAAM website: www./waamauction/ will provide an update of featured items in this year's auction. A special auction preview cocktail party will be held on Friday, November 11th from 6-8pm. The auction may be previewed from noon-6pm during the week of November 13th and 10am-noon the day of the auction. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2940, info@woodstockart. org, woodstockart.org. Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Stationary Clinic for Dogs. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. $95 and up; includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, and cone collar. All surgeries performed by appointment only; Also, Low-Cost Spay/ Neuter Mobile Clinic for Cats( call for location and dates). $70 per cat includes spay/ neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, nail trim. All surgeries performed by appointment only; & Low-cost vaccine & dental Clinics available. The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.), 60 Enterprise Pl, Middletown. Info: 845-343- 1000, tara-spayneuter.org. Kids Day: An Afternoon of Enriching Workshops for Kids. Showcasing their solopreneurs who work with children in this engaging, fun, and uplifting afternoon workshop! EPIC Kids Day gives kids ages 3-17 the chance to experience something epic, whether it's learning how to make kale chips, playing with funny voices in voiceover acting class, taking a dance class, trying out Qi Gong, or experiencing a meditative yoga class. Each child gets to have some say in what they participate in, so they actively create the experience they'll have. The afternoon schedule is broken into three roughly one-hour sessions. For each session, kids get to choose between 2-5 age-appropriate workshops. By participating in just one EPIC Kids Day, a child will get to take 3 to 4 classes. Currently, EPIC Kids Day is held once a month. It is planned to become a weekly event during the school year. One EPIC Place, New Paltz. Info: 845-419-3227, Johanna@DreamWeaverArtsNP.com. EPIC
and cheese reception to follow. Boscobel, Route 9D, Garrison. Info: 845-265-3638., Boscobel.org. $20. 6:30pm-8pm Swing Dance Workshops w/ Bill Kline: Steps Frankie Taught Me. Two workshops with Bill Kline, a long-time student of Frankie Manning. The material in these workshops will be teacher’s choice and will include fun patterns inspired by Frankie. Workshops: 6:30-7:15pm & 7:15-8:00pm. Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, 135 S. Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-454-2571, hudsonvalleydance.org. $15 one/$20 both. 6:45pm-8:30pm Children & Teen Ministries. Meets Fridays: 6:45-8:30pm. Class for adults also offered. Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Rt9 & Rt9G, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-6923. 7pm Talley’s Folly. Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play introduces two wonderful people, humanizing and warming them. Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Goshen. Info: 845-294-4188, facebook.com/Cornerstonetheatrearts. 7pm-9pm Night Music at The Village Market. Jazz, Blues and Funky Stuff. Beer, Wine, Dinner. Doors open at 6:30pm. Village Market, 125 Main St, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-1234. 7pm-9pm Screenagers: What Do You Think?
September 22, 2016
Pattern recognition Observing cycles of nature & the media
big reason why people observe nature is to recognize interesting patterns, like the cycles of the Moon and Sun or the shapes of constellations. Obviously, many patterns are so commonplace that they merit no discussion. City-dwellers expect to hear garbage trucks in the morning. Everyone expects long days in the summer. What more can be said of such obvious facets of life? The observer’s joy lies in uncovering previously unknown patterns lurking within these larger ones. For example: Sure, winter is not just darker, but also colder. But relatively few know that it’s also windier. Or that winter clouds are mostly large, flat, blank sheets that we view from below, while summer clouds tend to be puffy cumulus that we commonly see sideways. So it’s not just the ground; the sky looks very different during these seasons. Or rainbows: They’re rare during the cold months because they require sunshowers – mostly a warm-weather phenomenon that explains why rainbows are so common in Hawaii. A pattern may be tactile rather than visual. A scratchy throat or a few sneezes is widely recognized as the first sign of a cold. This reliable early illness signal was enough to make people in past centuries say, “God bless you” to a sneezer, asking for divine intervention in this upcoming battle whose outcome back then was never certain. But patterns can mean more than recurring shapes, events or disease outbreaks. In our modern era, a second less-recognized pattern is the cycle of media focus. Editors of mainstream print and TV news are very aware that “new scary disease” grabs mass attention; but they also know that they mustn’t milk that cow too often. Disease outbreaks continuously unfold somewhere around the globe, but if a “Watch out for this New Virus!” headline is presented every week, the public will start tuning out. Editors probably don’t consciously connive to run such stories using an 18-to-36month interval; it’s more of a professional news instinct. Thus, every two years or so, we get scare headlines about an existential threat like Y2K or a new epidemic. In modern times these have included SARS, swine flu, bird flu, West Nile virus and mad cow disease. They are real diseases; they’re not fictitious. Yet their actual health threat was negligible compared with the scare headlines that made these terms known to everyone and feared by many. By the time the dust settled, SARS ended up killing 916 people worldwide. Swine flu killed 30 people. Bird flu killed no one at all in the US. And mad cow killed 129 people globally. Obviously, they didn’t deserve repeated front-page headlines. The point is not that there exists an ongoing pattern of new viral illnesses – rather, that our awareness of them revolves around a media pattern of headlining epidemics,
Screenagers is a short film that looks into modern family life and depicts messy and humorous struggles over social media, and video games. New Paltz High School, 130 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz. Info: 845-418-5227, mayagoldfoundation. org/programs/events.
and older. Ongoing every Wednesday at 1:30pm & Friday at 7pm. 50/50 tickets available at 3 tickets/$2. Half-time complementary refreshments. Shawangunk Valley Senior Center, Southwyck Square, 70 Main St, Napanoch. Info: 845 647-3902. $1.
7pm Takao Kawaguchi in Conversation with Adam H. Weinert. Free and open to the public; reservations strongly encouraged. Followed by a reception with the artist. The Inn at Hudson, 317 Allen St, Hudson. Info: 518-822-1438.
7:30pm-10pm Thursday Live Music & Noodles with Brad ScribnerFree Movie Night. Solo keyboardist/singer plays mix of Classic Rock, Blues and originals. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-8811, GKnoodles.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
7pm-8:20pm Women’s Bible Study. Grace Bible Institute: For the Fall Term we are offering:OT 205 - The Book of Nehemiah. The The Course will be 10 weeks. The Study will be: Images of the Holy Spirit. Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Rt9 & Rt9G, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-6923.
7:30pm-9:30pm Stargazing with Tom Rankin and the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association. RSVP. Osborne Easement, 128 Crispell Ln, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-2761, WallkillValleyLT. org. $5.
7pm Confessions of a Playwright at 3 am. A peek into the bizarre & frightening world of a creative. Theater, dance, music & poetry vignettes, created from familiar & unfamiliar areas of the mind. With Craig Chin, Marguerite & Andres San Millan. Potluck event. Bring food to share. Howland Cultural Center Gallery, 477 Main St, Beacon. Info: 845-452-7870, cocoontheatre.org. $10.
8pm Theatre on the Road presents Romantic Fools. A Director’s Challenge! A comic Vaudeville by Rich Orloff. Six directors present 12 comedy sketches on dating, marriage, love and sex. You get to vote for your favorite sketch! Call or visit website for tickets. Arts at The Chocolate Factory,, 54 Elizabeth St, Red Hook. Info: 845-475-7973, artsatthefactory.com. $20.
7pm-10pm Live @ The Falcon Underground: Harvey Citron & Tim Kapeluk Duo. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon.com.
8pm Jimmy Eppard. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.
7pm-10pm Live @ Falcon Main Stage: Reelin’ In The Years- An AllStar Tribute to Steely Dan. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon.com. 7pm Book Reading: Julia Ain-Krupa. Author of The Upright Heart, which chronicles the return from Brooklyn of a Jewish man, Wolf, to his native Poland soon after World War II. Free. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St., Saugerties. Info: 845-246-5775. 7pm Book Reading: Steve Derrickson. Author of art book, Guns Girl Bomb. Free. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 6 Church St, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-8300. 7pm To Be Forever Wild. Film by David Becker. Info: email@example.com. Delaware and Hudson Canal Historical Society, 23 Mohonk Rd, High Falls. 7pm Friday Night Jazz. NYC saxophonist Al Guart leads ensembles comprised of the best Hudson Valley Jazz musicians. A rotating roster of performers includes pianists John Esposito & Peter Tomlinson, guitarists Steve Raleigh & Peter Einhorn, bassists Lew Scott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville. Info: 518 678-3101. 7pm Weekly Senior Citizen’s Bingo. Seniors 50
8pm Safe . A new musical by Frank McGinnis set in rural upstate New York. A young man wonders how his future will unfold in the small town that he has known all his life while an older man looks back on his past. Directed by Lou Trapani. Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-3080. $20. 8pm-9:30pm Woodstock Comedy Festival: Laughingstock - A Hilarious Night of StandUp Comedy. Hosted by Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Susie Essman, with Karen Bergreen, Kendra Cunningham, Jaye McBride, Liz Miele, and the winner of the 2nd annual New Faces of Comedy Standup Contest. 8 pm showtime, 7 pm doors. Comedy for A Cause. Net profits go to charities to prevent human trafficking and domestic violence. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Bearsville. woodstockcomedyfestival.org/. $20-$50. 8pm-9:30pm STYX. The band is an institution, at this point a timeless part of the culture, playing 100 nights a year all over the country…and the world. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie. midhudsonciviccenter.org. $195/ VIP, $99.50, $79.50, $69.50, $59.50. 8pm God of Carnage. Written by Yasmina Reza. A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. Shadowland Stage, 157 Canal St, Ellenville. Info: 845-647-5511, shadowlandstage.org. $39, $34.
A pattern may be tactile rather than visual. A scratchy throat or a few sneezes is widely recognized as the first sign of a cold. This reliable early illness signal was enough to make people in past centuries say, “God bless you” to a sneezer, asking for divine intervention in this upcoming battle whose outcome back then was never certain.
and when one is aware of this pattern it’s much easier to assign a truer, more reasoned risk assessment. The media play a role in extraterrestrial areas, too. For example, whenever a new “hazardous asteroid” is first discovered and announced, the initial prediction of its chances of an eventual collision with Earth (e.g., one in a thousand) is always later downgraded to much longer odds (e.g., one in a million). Recognizing this “always later downgraded” propensity lets us assess it more realistically and with less worry to begin with. Here’s why: The initial rough calculation of a comet or asteroid’s orbit may reveal a trajectory where it may eventually collide with us. But with a fine-tuning of the data, a simple, interesting process unfolds. There’s only one refinement direction that can shift this object’s path into a more likely impact with Earth. But there are a thousand tweaks in which the object will miss us by an even-greater margin than first thought. After all, it’s a bullet meeting a bullet: lots of ways to miss, but only a single, very unlikely trajectory for a collision. New information always carries a strong natural bias toward producing a threat downgrade. The metamorphosis to a less worrisome appraisal, utterly unknown to most people, is nonetheless as reliable a pattern as the morning sunrise. In all areas, improved pattern recognition enhances the clarity of observing nature. It diminishes fear. It opens doors to fascinating gee-whiz science nuggets. And it’s just plain fun. – Bob Berman Want to know more? To read Bob’s previous “Night Sky” columns, visit our website hudsonvalleyone.com.
8pm The Producers. Mel Brooks’ classic cult musical comedy. Dessert is served as part of the ticket price. Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe. Info: 845-294-9465, ctmwp.org. 8pm Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Michael J. Frohnhoefer. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St, Wappingers Falls. Info: 845-298-1491, countyplayers.org. $17, $14/senior/under 12. 8:30pm-11:30pm Swing Dance to the Graham Tichy Quartet. The band specializes in music of the mid-20th century: Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, British Invasion, Swing, Honky Tonk and Rhythm and Blues. Elegant, air conditioned hall with excellent wood dance floor. Beginners’ Lesson 8-8:30pm. Performance 9:30pm. Every One Welcome. No Experience Necessary. No Partner Needed. Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, 135 S. Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-454-2571, hudsonvalleydance.org. $15, $10/fulltime student.
Woodstock Comedy Festival. Three days (9/239/25) of stand-up, panels, and films in venues throughout Woodstock, starring Gilbert Gottfried, Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Susie Essman, Simpsons’ co-creator Mike Reiss, Eddie Brill, Karen Bergreen, Kendra Cunningham, Liz Miele, Jaye McBride, and more. Tickets $10-$60. Comedy for a Cause. Net profits go to charities to prevent human trafficking and domestic violence. woodstockcomedyfestival. org/. $10-$60. 6th Annual Creek Week. Celebratory events throughout Ulster County (9/10-9/24). Event will pay tribute to the abundance and diversity of our water resources. Creek Week offers family-friendly paddles, hikes, educational programs, festivals, and community celebrations. Find event listings on ucenvironment.org/creek-week-2016/. Ulster County’s 6th Annual Creek Week. Info: 845-3404298, ucenvironment.org/creek-week-2016/. 7th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. The Ramble is an annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region (9/3-9/25). Events take place throughout the Hudson Valley Region/ Greenway and National Heritage Area. Admission & fees vary- see website for details. 1. Hudson Valley Region. Info: 518-473-3835, hudsonrivervalleyramble.com. 8am-10am Tai Chi with Marth Cheo. An ancient Chinese healing and martial art. Mixed levels during the first hour, followedby advanced forms.
Ongoing. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-1559. $12. 8:15am-9:30am Led Ashtanga Class with Laura Olson. Students will be guided in unison through the postures of half of the primary series of Ashtanga yoga, and provided with options of how to do particular poses that may prove challenging. The focus is on meditative flow of breath and movement (Vinyasa), as well as transitions, sequence of postures and form. Suggested for all students in order to reinforce the proper practice of the various vinyasa. No experience in Ashtanga necessary! Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 8:30am-4:30pm Wilderness First Aid Certiﬁcation Course (9/24 & 25). Fast-paced, handson training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, kayakers, hunters and individuals working in remote locations. Learn the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations while in the wilderness. This course is a certification in Wilderness First Aid by the Emergency Care & Safety Institute, a nationally recognized organization. This course will not result in a CPR AED certification card, but can be taken in conjunction with the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED certification course. Text Included. Preregistration and payment. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-475-9742. $150. 9am-6pm Designer Fabric Sale. One Day Only! *Deep Discounts on All Collections. New York Designer Fabric Outlet, 3143 State Route 9, Valatie. Info: 518-758-1555, nydfo.myshopify.com. 9am-3pm Annual Mid-Hudson Sierra Club Tag Sale. Support efforts to protect our local environment by donating/purchasing books, CDs, toys/ games, hiking/camping equipment, sporting goods, tools, antiques, housewares, artwork, small electronics, and more. Drop-off 9/23. Rain date 9/25. Paula’s Public House, 2146 New Hackensack Rd, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-255-2635. 9am-1pm American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Certification. Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course completion results in a certification card from the AHA valid for two years. This course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Text included. Preregistration and payment are required. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-475-9742. $65.
28 9am-5pm 60th Annual Elting Memorial Library Fair. Offering jewelry, crafts, toys and games, plants, antiques, and artwork. Raffles and Silent Auction. Food and refreshments available. Early bird sale today offering books 8-9am for $10 donation per person. Book sales also continue on Sunday, 9/25 from 9am-3pm. Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main St, New Paltz. 9am Rip Van Winkle (RVW) Hike: Surprise easy Hike to be announced. Info: 845 246-1931, newyorkheritage.com/rvw. 9am-12pm Thrift Store. Ongoing every Saturday, 9am-12pm. Something for everyone. Church of The Comforter, 26 Wynkoop Place, Kingston. 9am Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9am. All welcome. No charge. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rt 9W, Saugerties. Info: 845 246-3285. 9am Pilates Equipment Group Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 9am-2pm Heart of the Hudson Valley Farmers’ Market. Cluett-Schantz Park, 1801-1805 Rt 9W, Milton. www.hhvfarmersmarket.com. 9am-2pm Kingston Farmers’ Market. Kingston Farmers’ Market, Wall St, Kingston. www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org. 9am-8pm Mower’s Flea Market. Held every Saturday and Sunday. Maple Lane, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-6744. 9:30am-1:30pm Minnewaska Preserve: Fire Ecology Walk down Jenny Lane. Led by Becca Howe, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Member, on a walk down Jenny Lane to see the damage from the historic 2008 forest fire, seven years later Meet at the Awosting Parking Lot. Registration Required. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-0752. 9:30am-11am Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going. Everyone welcome. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rt 212, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8800. 10am-12pm In Their Own Words-The Battle for Fort Montgomery. 2 hour program and tour includes rarely visited spots of the battlefield and concludes with a musket firing demonstration. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, Fort Montgomery. Info: 845-446-2134, palisadesparksconservancy.org. 10am Theatre on the Road presents Hansel and Gretel. Classic fairy tale! Written by Anika Krempl. Directed by Jennifer Reid. Arts at The Chocolate Factory,, 54 Elizabeth St, Red Hook. Info: 845-475-7973, artsatthefactory.com. $10/ adults, $5/12 & under. 10am-4pm Pottery Mountain Studio Sale (9/24 & 9/25). Pottery Mountain Studio Sale (9/24 & 9/25) Rt. 28 to Hurley Mtn. Rd. (Kenco), 3rd right (green barn) last house on right. Great Deals on Great Gifts! Discontinued Firsts & Flawed but Fabulous Seconds. Pottery Mountain, 202 Thielpape Rd, Hurley. Info: 845-340-7478. 10am-4pm Country Quilters 13th Biannual Quilt Show. The show will include, guest speaker Susan Reich, Invitational of Antique Quilts –Scrap Happy, a gallery talk, a judged show, a variety of quilt related vendors, a craft supply sale, a block contest, a boutique with Quilts and quilt related items for sale, demonstrations, door Prizes, AQS Appraisals by Sue Reich, and raffle prizes which include Quilt, Quilter’s Attic gift certificate or a handmade basket full of quilting fabric, and a raffle to support the guild’s Pine Bush High School Scholarships. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Pine Bush High School, 156 State Route 302, Pine Bush. Info: 845-744-3055, countryquilters.org. $7/day, $10/both days. 10am-4pm 13th Annual Margaretville Cauliﬂower Festival. Rain or shine. Sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds of visitors come each autumn to enjoy a traditional, family-friendly celebration of the season, focused on our agricultural heritage. This year, Tractor Mac, the adorable ‘star’ of a series of popular children’s books, will roll down Main Street with his creator, Billy Steers, in the 11:30 Tractor Parade. ‘Mac’ will be on hand throughout the festival. Village Park, Margaretville. Info: 845-586-3300, cauliflowerfestival.com. 10am-5pm Paint the Town Blue. Registration at Hunt Memorial Building. Sidewalk Chalk Competition & live music. Free. Hunt Memorial Building, 2 Liberty Square, Ellenville. 10am Tugfest Auction. Twenty-five tugboats on display in the gardens before the auction. Meet the artists, live music, tastings, food, gifts and Meatball Rivalry Cook-off. Auction starts at 3pm. Rain date, 9/25. Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses, 778 Broadway, Ulster Park. Info: 845-3386486, esopustugfest.com. 10am-4pm Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association Old Time Corn Harvest. Events include Draft horse demos, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, DIY scarecrow, corn maze, wagon rides, and great food. Saunderskill Farm, 5100 Route 209, Accord. Info: 845-294-9016, saunderskill. com. $5/suggested donation. 10am-12pm Sinterklaas 2016 Mask Coloring. Learn about this years’ Honored Animal “The Owl.” Start coloring the 500 owl masks that need decorating for the parade. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-4030. 10am-5pm Friends of the Library Book Sale. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. 10am-4pm Smithsonian Museum Day. Slabsides,
ALMANAC WEEKLY Burroughs Dr, West Park. Info: 845-384-6320, johnburroughsassociation.org. 10am Ramble- Geology of the Nature Sanctuary Led by Jeff Walker. Slabsides, Burroughs Dr, West Park. Info: 845-384-6320, johnburroughsassociation.org. 10am-12pm Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St, Stone Ridge. Info: 845 687-7023, stoneridgelibrary.org/. 10am-9pm Candlewax Recycling Drop-off. Candlewax in any condition to be recycled. Ongoing. Pachamama Store (near food court), Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston. 10am-11:30am Iyengar Yoga Level I with Barbara Boris. For all students new to Iyengar Yoga, taught by Woodstock’s only Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor. The basis of the method is taught in standing poses. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 10am-7pm Renaissance Fair. A romp through Elizabethan England complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance – set within the majestic groves of Tuxedo Park. Enjoy storytellers, jousting, living chessboard, shows, costume & vendors. New York Renaissance Fair, 600 Rte. 17A, Tuxedo Park. Info: 845 351-5171, renfair.com/ny/the-faire. $25/adults, $20/srs, 20/Military,$12/ 5-12 yrs old & free/4 & younger. 10am-2pm Saugerties Farmers’ Market. Cahill School Parking Lot, 115 Main St, Saugerties. Info: 845-750-0626, SaugertiesFarmersMarket.com. 10:30am-12:30pm New Name and Expanded Services at the Wellness House in Newburgh. Join the instructors and practitioners at for an all-day Open House. Now offering a comprehensive menu of services including pilates, yoga, massage and dance. From 10:30-12:30pm Pilates and Yoga classes as well as chair massages will be offered for $10. Complimentary refreshments, activities for the kids, and raffles for services will be held from 1-4:30pm. A Swing Dance workshop will follow from 5:30-7pm with Professional Instructors Linda & Chester Freeman. Log onto Studio87thewellnesshouse.com for information and the complete schedule. Studio87-The Wellness House, 87 Liberty St, Newburgh. Studio87thewellnesshouse.com. 10:30am-11:30am Writing Group. This writing group will offer weekly practice exercises to improve writing technique & the opportunity to share work-in-progress. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, http://esopuslibrary.org. 10:30am-11:30am Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Sponsored by The Kingston Women in Black. Meet outside Cornell St PO,. Cornell St PO, Kingston. Info: 845 399-2805. 11am Fall Foliage Train Ride. Departure times: 11am,1 & 3pm. Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR), Mount Tremper. Info: 845-688-7400, catskillmtrailroad.com. $14, $8/2-11, $13/senior/veteran/ military. 11am-3pm Kingston Repair Cafe. Fix-it experts fix anything, mechanical, electrical, wood, clothes, toys, jewelry, books and knick knacks all fixed for free, come and see! Every two months in Kingston. Free refreshments, drop in any time. Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Ave, Kingston. Info: 914-263-7368, repaircafehv.org. 11am-2pm 2016 Veterans Beneﬁt and Football Classic. Veterans Benefit and Football game with NFL Alumni - all proceeds go directly to PFYF monthly Wellness Workshops for local hospitalized Vets. Dietz Stadium, 170 N Front St,, Kingston. Info: 845-527-9040, playforyourfreedom.org. free to enter, raffles, games and gear for sale. 11am-4pm The Friends of Historic Kingston Celebrates 50 Years: Treasures Great and Small from Our Collections. The 2016 Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery exhibition features highlights of FHK’s collections. Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery, corner Wall-Main, Kingston. Info: 845-339-0720, fohk.org. 11am-6pm Smorgasburg Market at the Hutton Brickyards. The weekly market will feature some of the Hudson Valley and upstate region’s chefs, food purveyors, and craft brewers alongside a curated selection of handmade design, vintage clothing and antiques. There will also be a few of our favorite Brooklyn vendors as well activities for children and family-friendly musical fare. The market is open every Saturday, 11am-6pm, through October. Hutton Brickyards, North St, Kingston. 11am-4pm Woodstock Farm Sanctuary Weekend Tour. 150-acre life-long sanctuary for rescued farm animals. Learn about vegan living. A new Visitors Center and Cafe, open to the public for tours on weekends from 11am-4pm through October. Group tours & private vegan events (including weddings). Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, 2 Rescue Rd., High Falls. Info: 845-247-5700, www.woodstocksanctuary.org. $10/adults, $5/kids. 12pm-6pm Newburgh Open Studios. A selfguided tour to see the work and meet many of the city’s artists, many located in amazing historic buildings rarely open to the public. Maps available at Newburgh Art Supply. Newburgh. Info: 845-561-5552, newburghopenstudios.org. 12pm-5pm Grape Stomping Festival (9/24 9/25). Includes grape stomping, wine tasting OR one glass of wine and logo glass. Event takes place rain or shine. Live Music Saturday & Sunday 1pm-5pm. Rain or shine. Robibero Winery, 714 Albany Post Rd, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-9463, robiberofamilyvineyards.com. $20, free/children. 12pm-1pm Free Yoga Pizza Party. Join Women’s Power Space and My Place Pizza for a rejuvenating yoga class and pizza. Families, beginners, and children welcome (mats will be provided). Donations appreciated. Ongoing. My Place Pizza, 322 Main
St, Poughkeepsie. firstname.lastname@example.org. 12:30pm-6:30pm Tarot Readings with Stephanie. Every Saturday at Mirabai. Walk-ins always welcome or call for appointment. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-6792100. $30 for 25 minute tarot reading. 12:45pm-1:30pm New Paltz Women in Black Vigil for Peace. Held in front of the Elting Library, corner of Main and North Front Streets. Vigil is in its 15th year of standing for peace and justice. New Paltz. 1pm-4pm Writing+Image: Teen Workshop. Explore writing forms via different art materials w/ Dakota Lane. Sign up. Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock. Info: 845-6792213, woodstock.org/event/writingimage-teenworkshop/. 1pm-5pm 3rd Annual Vassar Street BrewFest. Celebrating the heritage of Matthew Vassar, his breweries and our historical venue. Admission for this FUN fundraiser includes a commemorative pilsner glass and the brew sampling; live music and historic tours of the buildings. The proceeds benefit the Cunneen Hackett Arts Center. Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-486-4571. $20. 1pm Woodstock Comedy Festival: Era of The Comedy Podcast Panel. Moderated by Eddie Brill. With talent from Black Men Can’t Jump, This Is Why You’re Single, Last Podcast on The Left, and Headgum. Comedy for a Cause. Net profits go to charities to prevent human trafficking and domestic violence. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker St, Woodstock. woodstockcomedyfestival.org/. $10. 1pm-4pm Reiki & Lunch. Reiki & Lunch with Hudson Valley Community Reiki, sample session by donation and 10% discount on lunch. GomenKudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main Street, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-8811, GKnoodles.com. 1pm Talcott/Swierzowski Art Exhibit at Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center. The CunneenHackett Arts Center to exhibit husband and wife art works during the 3rd Annual Vassar Street Brew Fest. Featuring works of Richard Talcott and wife, Carol Swierzowski. Gallery hours: MondayFriday, 9am to 5pm and by appointment now until 10/14. Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845 486-4571, cunneenhackett.org. 1pm-2pm Family Program: Build Your Own Bottle Rockets. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. 1pm Rondout National Historic District Walking Tour. Guided tour of Kingston’s historic waterfront area that mushroomed as a prosperous maritime village in the 19th century. Some uphill walking involved. City of Kingston Visitors Center, 20 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 339-0720, fohk. org. $10, $5/under 16. 1pm Sit and Knit. Bring a project or start a new one while sitting on the comfy couches in the Information Room window area. Meets every Saturday at 1 pm. All are welcome. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. Info: 845 246-4317, saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 1:30pm-4pm 6 Healing Sounds: Transform Stress Into Vitality with Sharon Smith. Based on Chinese medicinal principles, this sitting qigong workshop uses simple arm movements synchronized with the breath and meditation to relieve stress, cool the inner organs and cultivate tranquility, energizing the body with regular practice. It is useful for anyone in any stage of health or healing. Led by renowned teacher Sharon Smith, who has been practicing Taoist spiritual and healing arts for 37 years. Later this evening, at 7:30 pm, she will host a screening of her personal documentary, “<em>Saturn Saved Me,” followed by a Q&A. $10. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $50. 2pm God of Carnage. Written by Yasmina Reza. A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. Shadowland Stage, 157 Canal St, Ellenville. Info: 845-647-5511, shadowlandstage.org. $39, $34. 2pm Gardiner Library Music Lover’s Group Meeting. This free group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 2pm. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845 255-1255, gardinerlibrary.org. 2pm Free Meditation Instruction. Held in the Amitabha Shrine Room. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. On-going. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-5906, jan@ kagyu.org. 2:30pm Woodstock Comedy Festival: Offensive Panel. How Offensive is Too Offensive? Gilbert Gottfried, Marcus Parks of Last Podcast on the Left, and Henry Zebrowski of Murder Fist, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, and Heroes Reborn. Moderator Robert Small, with clips from his ﬁlm “Uncensored Comedy.” Net proﬁts go to charities to prevent human trafficking and domestic violence. Comedy for a Cause. Net proﬁts go to charities to prevent human trafficking and domestic violence. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker St, Woodstock. woodstockcomedyfestival.org/. $20/door. 3pm-9pm <strong>Oktoberfest. Traditional German food, drink and music with American flair. Open to the public. Admission. Victor Constant Ski Area, West Point. Info: 845-938-4690, westpointmwr.com. 3pm Book Signing. Peter C. Vermilyea, author of Wicked Litchfield County. Part of Millerton’s
September 22, 2016 Fall for Art Fest. Free. RSVP Requested: eventbrite. com/e/peter-c-vermilyea-wicked-litchfield-countytickets-27287964035?ref=ebtn. Oblong Books & Music/Millerton, 26 Main Street St, Millerton. Info: 518-789-3797. 3pm-9pm Harvest Hoedown & BBQ. Live music and dancing, local food farm-to-table feast, fun for everyone–tractors, Zucchini 500 Race, pumpkin decorating. Live music afternoon and evening by Rich Hines and the Hillbilly Drifters, Creek Iversen, Kelleigh MacKenzie, topped off with square dancing to the Shoestring Band and caller-fiddler Liz Slade. Hosted by Rondout Valley Growers Association. Rain or shine. Tongore Park, Marbletown. Info: 845-626-1532, rondoutvalleygrowers.org/event/2016-harvest-hoedown-localfood-barbecue. $30, $10/6-12, free/under 6. 3pm Hudson Valley Psychic Saturday Meetup. Free. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St., Saugerties. Info: 845-246-5775. 3pm-5pm Tour of Olana’s Geological Landscape. Join Hartwick College Geology Professor Robert Titus, on Olana’s East Lawn, to learn about the geological history of Olana and the forces that shaped the 19th-century Hudson River School artist Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape. With Robert Titus as your guide, science meets storytelling and time travel is possible. We will hike about 1.5 miles with rests, followed by apples and ice water. Wear smart shoes and sunscreen. Olana, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson. olana.org.Olana. $10/adults, free/4 & under. 3:30pm-7:30pm Journey Blue Heaven & Emmaretta Marks Outdoor Concert. Rain or shine. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-3484. 4pm-7pm Opening Reception: Truth Out. Explore the theme of social injustice and empower 18 activist artists from the Hudson Valley, Capital Region, New York City and California, with works in 2D, sculpture, installation, and film. Exhibits through 11/12. Unframed Artists Gallery, 173 Huguenot St, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-5482, unframedartistsgallery.org. 4pm-9pm Gallery Reception : Many Faces of Eve : Victoria Selbach. Solo Exhibition of Selbach’s powerful larger than life size paintings of women. Opening Celebration Sept 24. Show runs thru 11/7. PLACE. Gallery, 3 Main Street, Millerton NY. placemillerton.com. 4pm Book Signing: Derek Dellinger. Author of The Fermented Man. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8000, goldennotebook.com. 4pm-12am Jam4TheEnd - Eat-Dance-Play. Experience The Jam! Annual music festival supports the Rainbird Foundation’s mission to end child abuse. Live Music~Food Trucks~Beer Tents~Face Painting~Local Artists~Local Vendors~ ~Parrots For Peace~Interactive Bird Show~Free Parking. Music Line-up: 4pm Marji Zintz,5pm Dave Merrill,6pm The Wellcome Home Band,7pm Simi Stone,8pm Annalise Azadian,9pm Dylan Emmett,10pm Ramona Lane,& 11pm Natalia Ice. Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 949 Route 28, Kingston. facebook.com/Jam4TheEnd/. $20/adults, $10/student discount, free/ 10 & under. 5pm-7pm Artist Opening Reception. Urban and Hudson River inspired paintings, and sculpture in a beautiful gallery setting, in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. Windham Fine Arts, 5380 Main Street, Windham. Info: 917-658-0915, windhamfinearts.com. 5pm-6pm Disaster Preparedness with the Red Cross. Become “Red Cross Ready” with an overview on how to prepare for natural and manmade disasters. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2213, woodstock.org/ event/disaster-preparedness-with-the-red-cross/. 5pm Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Live. More fun than a muddy puddle! Peppa Pig is hitting the road for a U.S. theatrical tour, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash! The original production features Peppa, George, and all their friends in an all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles! Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters! Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845-339-6088, peppapigliveUS.com. $79- $29. 5pm-8pm New Directions ’16. 32nd Annual Nat’l Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition Juried by Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator, The Contemporary Austin. Barrett Art Center, 55 Noxon St, Poughkeepsie. barrettartcenter.org. 5:30pm-7pm Newburgh Learn to Swing Dance Workshop. Led by Linda and Chester Freeman, Got2Lindy Dance Studios. No experience or partner needed.For more information and to register visit www.got2lindy.com or 845-2363939. Studio 87 The Wellness House, 87 Liberty St, Newburgh. $25 per person pre-registered. 6pm-9:30pm Shamanic Trance Traditions with Barbara Threecrow. Barbara Threecrow, intuitive healer, trans-medium, spiritual counselor and teacher of earth ways, who will guide participants in the ancient tradition of SHAMANIC TRANCE using 500 year old Peruvian whistling vessels, bones, drums rattles and the hypnotic rhythms of chants. During ceremonies the vessels create a combination of two sound waves of equal frequency, they’re unique intensity is explained as standing waves. Please bring a hand held drum and rattle, blanket and pillow - Barbara will open the evening with guidelines of participation and the use of the various shamanic tools to be used during the event. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-1559, unisonarts.org. $25. 6pm Music in the Woods: Tony and Jessica Jones. Rail Trail Café, 310 River Rd Ext, Tillson. railtrailcaferosendale.com. 6:30pm Open Eye Gala for Jean Erdman Cele-
September 22, 2016 bration. Performances and remembrances of leading national dancers who are former students and colleagues of the famous Jean Erdman who with her husband, writer and mythologist Joseph Campbell, founded the theater originally in New York City. The event will commemorate Ms. Erdman’s 100th birthday this year. A gift or $100 will assure a preferred reserved seat at every show. Refreshments will be served including birthday cake. The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main St, Margaretville. Info: 845-586-1660. $20. 6:30pm Laura Ludwig presents Poetry & Performance Art. Free. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St., Saugerties. Info: 845-246-5775. 7pm Talley’s Folly. Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play introduces two wonderful people, humanizing and warming them. Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Goshen. Info: 845-294-4188, facebook.com/Cornerstonetheatrearts. 7pm-9pm Night Music at The Village Market. Jazz, Blues and Funky Stuff. Beer, Wine, Dinner. Doors open at 6:30pm. Village Market, 125 Main St, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-1234. 7pm Takao Kawaguchi: About Kazuo Ohno – Reliving the Butoh Diva’s Masterpieces. The Second Ward Foundation, 71 North 3rd St, Hudson. $25. 7pm-10pm Live Jazz & Other Stuff. Nancy Tierney - vocals, John Esposito - piano, Mark Usvolk - bass, Jeff Siegel -drums. No cover charge, food & full bar available. Lydia’s Cafe, 7 Old US 209, Stone Ridge. Info: 845-687-6373, lydiasdeli.com. 7pm-10:45pm Elks Lounge Dance Night. A mix of Soul, R&B, Latin, Funk, Reggae, Rock, & Disco. Refreshments & Snacks. Drinks Available. Beacon Elks Lodge, 900 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon. Info: 845-765-0667, meetup.com/Hudson-ValleyDance-Beat/events/233711673/. $10 Includes Refreshments & Snacks. Drinks Available. 7pm Live @ The Falcon: Chris O’Leary Band. Blues. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon.com. 7pm-9:30pm Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake . Full-length ballet in Three Acts with Two intermissions. Only one opportunity to see the full-length classic production of the world’s most famous ballet - Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie. russiangrandballet.com. $34-$74. 7pm Saturday Night Jazz. NYC saxophonist Al Guart leads ensembles comprised of the best Hudson Valley Jazz musicians. A rotating roster of performers includes pianists John Esposito & Peter Tomlinson, guitarists Steve Raleigh & Peter Einhorn, bassists Lew Scott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville. Info: 518 678-3101. 7:30pm-9:30pm Screening / Q&A: Saturn Saved Me . Hosted by Sharon Smith, renowned teacher of Taoist health and spiritual practices. This is a screening of her personal documentary.A spiritual road movie about Sharon’s experiences in India on the bumpy road to wisdom, it explores her experience of astrology and divination as she consults with healers and looks for an ancient palm leaf that reveals her destiny. Her predicament is both humorous and poignant as she confronts the collision between Western values and Eastern beliefs. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $10. 7:30pm The Tibetan Center Film Series presents The Dossier (2014). Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser’s efforts to document and present the reality of Tibet were considered a “political problem” by the Chinese Party-state and she was fired from her job. Since then, she has continued to speak out for the sufferings of Tibetan people as an independent writer. Through the documents in her dossier and interviews, this is the story of her transition from an exemplary Chinese citizen to a supposedly subversive Tibetan writer under house detention. (Directed by Zhu Rikun. In Chinese with English subtitles, 129 min). The Tibetan Center, 875 Route 28, Kingston. Info: 845-383-1774. $8 suggested donation. 7:30pm-9:30pm Saturday Night Live Music & Noodles. 2nd set at 8:30pm. No cover, $5 donations to musicians recommended. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-8811, GKnoodles.com. 8pm-11:30pm Ballroom Dance. One hour of ballroom dance instruction. Dance to be taught is chosen by students from last month’s ballroom dance. After the lesson, the dance consists of a mix of music: Waltzes, Foxtrots, Tangos (Ballroom and Argentine), Swings (West Coast, Lindy, Jitterbug, Balboas & Charlestons), Cha Chas, Rumbas, Mambos, Salsas, Merengues, Hustles, and Sambas. $15. Hudson Valley Dance Depot, 1151 NY-55, Lagrangeville. Info: 845-204-9833, hudsonvalleydance.org. 8pm Theatre on the Road presents Romantic Fools. A Director’s Challenge! A comic Vaudeville by Rich Orloff. Six directors present 12 comedy sketches on dating, marriage, love and sex. You get to vote for your favorite sketch! Call or visit website for tickets. Arts at The Chocolate Factory,, 54 Elizabeth St, Red Hook. Info: 845-475-7973, artsatthefactory.com. $20. 8pm Safe . A new musical by Frank McGinnis set in rural upstate New York. A young man wonders how his future will unfold in the small town that he has known all his life while an older man looks back on his past. Directed by Lou Trapani. Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-3080. $20. 8pm Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine. This undomesticated duo will perform literary lampoons, hopelessly mangled versions of classic folk and pop songs, and bracing political satire (if there really can be such a thing as “political satire”
anymore.). New Paltz Jewish Community Center, 30 N Chestnut St, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-1488. $15. 8pm The Orchestra Now (TŌN). Featured soloists will be Bard College Conservatory of Music concerto competition winners John Belk, cello, Viktor Toth, clarinet, and National Arts Youth Ambassador of China, pianist Jie Yuan. Leon Botstein, conductor. Copland & Bruckner. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. Info: 845-7587900, fishercenter.bard.edu. $25. 8pm-11pm Woodstock Comedy Festival: Gilbert Gottfried with Eddie Brill. 8pm showtime, 7pm doors. Comedy for a Cause. Net profits go to charities to prevent human trafficking and domestic violence. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Bearsville. woodstockcomedyfestival.org/. $20-$60.
9am-4pm High Falls Flea Market. Art, antiques, collectibles, crafts & treasures. Market runs thru 10/30. Grady Park, 23 Mohonk Rd & Rt 213, High Falls. 9am-1pm Hudson Valley Holistic Market. A family-friendly outdoor market featuring natural, organic products, local hand crafted products, holistic healing practitioners, weekly classes, and a drum circle. Runs thru 10/2. Overlook Drive-In, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845 729-8999. 9am-8pm Mower’s Flea Market. Held every Saturday and Sunday. Maple Lane, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-6744.
8pm Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys. Hillbilly Rock ‘n’ Roll! The Rosendale Cafe®, 434 Main St, Rosendale. Info: 845-658-9048, RosendaleCafe.com. $10.
9:30am-12pm Minnewaska Preserve: Beacon Hill Early Fall Foliage Hike. Led by Gary Natalie, New York State licensed guide, for this approximately two mile loop hike on the Beacon Hill Carriage Road, Beacon Hill Footpath and Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road. Modest hike. Registration Required. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-0752.
8pm God of Carnage. Written by Yasmina Reza. A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. Shadowland Stage, 157 Canal St, Ellenville. Info: 845-647-5511, shadowlandstage.org. $39, $34.
10am-5pm Fall Foliage Festival. Come for a day of fun featuring delicious food, live music and entertainment, children’s rides, petting zoo, a large variety of crafters, antiques, vendors and more. Downtown Port Jervis, Port Jervis. Info: 845-858-4017, portjervisny.org.
8pm The Producers. Mel Brooks’ classic cult musical comedy. Dessert is served as part of the ticket price. Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe. Info: 845-294-9465, ctmwp.org.
10am-2pm Sunday Brunch @ The Falcon Main Stage. Alexis P. Suter & the Ministers of Sound. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon.com.
8pm Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Michael J. Frohnhoefer. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St, Wappingers Falls. Info: 845-298-1491, countyplayers.org. $17, $14/senior/under 12.
10am-12pm Japanese Calligraphy Workshop. Calligraphy Workshop with Midori Shinye. Fee: $20, $15 for MHJCA members, reservation required by Friday 12 noon. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main Street, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-8811, GKnoodles.com. Fee: $20, $15 for MHJCA members.
8pm Sylvia Tyson and Scarlet Rivera in Concert. Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2079, woodstockguild.org. $25. 8:30pm-11:30pm The New Lazy Boys. Formed in the Spring of 2009, The New Lazy Boys are the vehicle for the songwriting of singer Chris Gilli. High Falls Cafe, 12 Stone Dock Road, High Falls. Info: 845-687-2699, highfallscafe.com. Pass the hat. 9pm Blue Food. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. 9:30pm-11pm Woodstock Comedy Festival: Secrets Of The Simpsons. Revealed by co-creator & four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss. 9:30pm showtime, 9:15 doors. Comedy for a Cause. Net profits go to charities to prevent human trafficking and domestic violence. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Bearsville. woodstockcomedyfestival. org/. $25. 10pm Dance Party. Featuring DJ Majic Juan. Every Saturday night. Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2814, lodgewoodstock.com. 10:30pm Selichot Service. A meaningful ceremony, each of us reviews the past year - our successes & failures, and then we set our intentions for the New Year. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2218, wjcshul.org.
2am-5pm One River, Many Streams Folk Festival. Performances on the Cedar Street Stage begin at 2pm with the Kuchipudi Dancers presenting classical dance from India. At 2:45pm the MidHudson Mexican Folkloric Group bring dances from the many regions of Mexico. Korinya will delight you with lilting tunes from the Ukraine at 3:30pm. And finally, Kofi with drum you home with his Ghanaian rhythms. Rain Date: 10/2. Main and Cedar Sts, Beacon. Info: 845-454-3222, artsmidhudson.org. 8:30am-9:30am Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-5906, jan@ kagyu.org. 8:30am-9:30am Yoga Workout with Terry Fister. For those of you who want to get up and go a little earlier on Sunday, Woodstock Yoga Center is adding a new Sunday morning class to the schedule. Led by Terry Fister, Yoga Workout is a multi-level Vinyasa flow class combining traditional asana with modern core exercises designed to enhance mobility, stability and strength. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 8:45am-11:30am Fall Breakfast Buffet. Breakfast with all the trimmings! Reservations are recommended. Kingston Maennerchor and Damenchor,Inc, 37 Greenkill Ave, Kingston. Info: 845-338-3763, kingstonmaennerchoranddamenchor.org. $12.50/adult,$6/12 & under. 9am-1pm 2016 Miles of Hope Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer. The 14th Annual Walk for Breast Cancer will help to raise money and awareness of Hudson Valley breast cancer programs and prevention. Rain or shine; strollers and dogs are welcome. James Baird State Park, 14 Maintenance Ln, Pleasant Valley. Info: 845-264-2005, milesofhope.org. $35. 9am-3pm 60th Annual Elting Memorial Library Fair. Offering jewelry, crafts, toys and games, plants, antiques, and artwork. Raffles and Silent Auction. Food and refreshments available. Early bird sale today offering books 8-9am for $10 donation per person. Book sales also continue on Sunday, 9/25 from 9am-3pm. Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main St, New Paltz.
10am-4pm Country Quilters 13th Biannual Quilt Show. The show will include, guest speaker Susan Reich, Invitational of Antique Quilts –Scrap Happy, a gallery talk, a judged show, a variety of quilt related vendors, a craft supply sale, a block contest, a boutique with Quilts and quilt related items for sale, demonstrations, door Prizes, AQS Appraisals by Sue Reich, and raffle prizes which include Quilt, Quilter’s Attic gift certificate or a handmade basket full of quilting fabric, and a raffle to support the guild’s Pine Bush High School Scholarships. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Pine Bush High School, 156 State Route 302, Pine Bush. Info: 845-744-3055, countryquilters.org. $7/day, $10/both days. 10am-5pm Friends of the Library Book Sale. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. 10am-7pm Renaissance Fair. A romp through Elizabethan England complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance – set within the majestic groves of Tuxedo Park. Enjoy storytellers, jousting, living chessboard, shows, costume & vendors. New York Renaissance Fair, 600 Rte. 17A, Tuxedo Park. Info: 845 351-5171, renfair.com/ny/the-faire. $25/adults, $20/srs, 20/Military,$12/ 5-12 yrs old & free/4 & younger. 10am-3pm New Paltz Farmers’ Market. New Paltz Farmers’ Market, 24 Plattekill Ave, New Paltz. www.newpaltzfarmersmarket.com. 10am-2pm Rosendale Farmers’ Market. Offering fresh local Produce, Provisions, Educational Programming and Live Music this Sunday and every Sunday throughout the Summer. of pre An. Rosendale Community Center, located Behind the Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. rosendalefarmersmarketny.com. 10am-2pm Ellenville Farmers’ Market. Market and Center streets, Ellenville. 10am-11:30am Iyengar Yoga Level II with Barbara Boris. For students who are well-practiced in Iyengar Yoga Level I. Taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Barbara Boris, this class focuses on refining basic postures and introducing more advanced asanas. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 10:30am-12:30pm Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Center. Sitting and walking meditation with short teaching and discussion from Pema Chodron books or video. Free and open to the public. Ongoing. Sky Lake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale. Info: 845 658-8556, skylake.shambhala.org. 11am Fall Foliage Train Ride. Departure times: 11am,1 & 3pm. Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR), Mount Tremper. Info: 845-688-7400, catskillmtrailroad.com. $14, $8/2-11, $13/senior/veteran/ military. 11am-4pm 18th Annual Harvest Festival. Festivities will include a farmer’s market, craft village, children’s activities, live music, and special programming in a family-friendly atmosphere celebrating local products and green initiatives. No pets allowed. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Hurd Rd, Bethel. BethelWoodsCenter.org. $2/parking. 11am-4pm Woodstock Farm Sanctuary Weekend Tour. 150-acre life-long sanctuary for rescued farm animals. Learn about vegan living. A new Visitors Center and Cafe, open to the public for tours on weekends from 11am-4pm through October. Group tours & private vegan events (including weddings). Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, 2 Rescue Rd., High Falls. Info: 845-247-5700, www.woodstocksanctuary.org. $10/adults, $5/kids. 12pm-6pm Newburgh Open Studios. A selfguided tour to see the work and meet many of the city’s artists, many located in amazing historic buildings rarely open to the public. Maps available at Newburgh Art Supply. Newburgh. Info: 845-561-5552, newburghopenstudios.org.
29 12pm-6pm Pasties n Pints at Bradley Farm. It’s a British invasion! Authentic handmade British meat pies, lots of sides and sweets, and vegetarian options too. Farm brewed beer available. Kid, bike and pet friendly event. Bradley Farm, 317 Springtown Rd, New Paltz. Info: 845-430-7749, raybradleyfarm.com. 12pm-5pm Grape Stomping Festival (9/24 9/25). Includes grape stomping, wine tasting OR one glass of wine and logo glass. Event takes place rain or shine. Live Music Saturday & Sunday 1pm-5pm. Rain or shine. Robibero Winery, 714 Albany Post Rd, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-9463, robiberofamilyvineyards.com. $20, free/children. 12:30pm Woods Talk: Live presents View Finder: Photography and the Human Story. Celebrate and learn from contemporary artists, and their organizations, who witness, make, and change history through the lens. Panelists will focus on how images can tell stories and how those stories reveal the very human struggle for justice and self-determination and then make room for meaningful dialogue across boundaries. Moderated by Syreeta McFadden, contributor to The Guardian and Huffington Post, noted for her keen wit and insight framing gender and race issues. Free & open to the public. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Hurd Rd, Bethel. BethelWoodsCenter.org. 1pm Calling All Collectors. Dust off your collection and let it shine for an afternoon, and share what you love with others! The show (not sale) is FREE and there is no cost to rent a table to display a collection. Please call or email to reserve a table. Admission is to the program for the day is $3 for non members and members FREE, which includes admission to the Museum with three floors of exhibitions. Refreshments will be available. Time and the Valleys Museum, St. Rt. 55, Grahamsville. Info: 845-985-7700, timeandthevalleysmuseum.org. $3. 1pm-4pm Artist Professional Skills Lecture Series. Ann Haaland. Lectures held on 9/18 & 9/24. This series of lectures is designed with the idea of managing balance and opportunity in the professional lives of visual artists. Students, aspiring, emerging and established creatives are all welcome. Woodstock School of Art, 2470 NY-212, Woodstock. woodstockschoolofart.org. $120. 1pm Sunday Football Brunch. Happy Hour begins from 6-8pm. No cover for this event. Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2814, lodgewoodstock.com. 1pm-3pm Woodstock Comedy Festival Screening. Can We Take A Joke? Film by Ted Balaker. Run time 74 minutes. Comedy for a Cause. Net profits go to charities to prevent human trafficking and domestic violence. $10 for both films today! Mescal Hornbook Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY. woodstockcomedyfestival.org/. 1pm-4pm 26th Annual Subterranean Poetry Festival: The Word Itself. Curated by Century House Board of Trustees member Cheryl Rice. A benefit for The Century House Historical Society. Bring a chair. Rain or shine. Snyder Estate, Widow Jane Mine, 668 Rte. 213, Rosendale. centuryhouse. org. $5. 1pm-6pm Sun Your Soul Party. Featuring Soul Music & Bloody Mary cocktails on the deck. Live Latin Jazz every Sunday starting at 8pm. No cover. Happy Hour from 6-8 pm. Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2814, lodgewoodstock.com. 1pm Music in the Woods: Peter Wetzler and Friends. Rail Trail Café, 310 River Rd Ext, Tillson. railtrailcaferosendale.com. 1pm-4pm Sketch Class. A traditional sketch class (drawing the figure) format of numerous poses which will lengthen in duration as determined by the monitor. $50/4 consecutive classes. Sundays, January 17 - December 4. Woodstock School of Art, 2470 NY-212, Woodstock. woodstockschoolofart. org. $20, $50/4 classes. 1pm-2pm Silent Peace Vigil by Woodstock Women in Black. Village Green, Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-7148, email@example.com. 1pm-3pm Pallet Puppet Theatre offers Spanish Puppet Lesson. Ongoing on Sundays, 1-3pm. Materials for kids provided. The Green Palette,Medusa Antique Center Building, 215 Main St, New Paltz. 2pm Talley’s Folly. Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play introduces two wonderful people, humanizing and warming them. Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Goshen. Info: 845-294-4188, facebook.com/Cornerstonetheatrearts. 2pm-5pm Be Wise..Winterize. Sponsored by Interfaith Earth Action, Climate Action Coaltiion, RUPCO, and the Repair Cafe. Presentations include energy audits, DIY upgrades, financial incentives, energy-saving tips, insulation, lighting, window & sealing; plus info sessions on NYSERDA’s FREE home energy audits & their low interest energy improvement loans and grants. Events will include: hands on demos, fashion show, Repair Cafe, children’s activities & door prizes.Info on Facebook. Free. St. Joseph’s Church Hall, 34 South Chestnut St, New Paltz. 2pm The Orchestra Now (TŌN). Featured soloists will be Bard College Conservatory of Music concerto competition winners John Belk, cello, Viktor Toth, clarinet, and National Arts Youth Ambassador of China, pianist Jie Yuan. Leon Botstein, conductor. Copland & Bruckner. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. Info: 845-7587900, fishercenter.bard.edu. $25. 2pm-4pm 360 Degrees of Astrology: Learn to Read and Work with Sabian Symbols in Your Birthchart. With astrologer Mary Vukovic. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2100. $25. 2pm God of Carnage. Written by Yasmina Reza.
30 A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. Shadowland Stage, 157 Canal St, Ellenville. Info: 845-647-5511, shadowlandstage.org. $39, $34. 2:30pm Open Eye Gala for Jean Erdman Celebration. Performances and remembrances of leading national dancers who are former students and colleagues of the famous Jean Erdman who with her husband, writer and mythologist Joseph Campbell, founded the theater originally in New York City. The event will commemorate Ms. Erdman’s 100th birthday this year. A gift or $100 will assure a preferred reserved seat at every show. Refreshments will be served including birthday cake. The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main St, Margaretville. Info: 845-586-1660. $20. 3pm Theatre on the Road presents Romantic Fools. A Director’s Challenge! A comic Vaudeville by Rich Orloff. Six directors present 12 comedy sketches on dating, marriage, love and sex. You get to vote for your favorite sketch! Call or visit website for tickets. Arts at The Chocolate Factory,, 54 Elizabeth St, Red Hook. Info: 845-475-7973, artsatthefactory.com. $20. 3pm Safe . A new musical by Frank McGinnis set in rural upstate New York. A young man wonders how his future will unfold in the small town that he has known all his life while an older man looks back on his past. Directed by Lou Trapani. Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-3080. $20. 3pm-6pm 2016 Garden Party at Opus 40. The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley invites you to the 2016 Garden Party as they honor Sue Hartshorn (Montgomery Row) and the Turk Family (Rocking Horse Ranch/Splashdown Beach) for their commitment to our region. Stroll the Opus 40 grounds and enjoy a sumptuous spread from Ric Orlando of New World Catering. Net proceeds support Community Response Grants to the region’s nonprofits. Opus 40, 50 Fite Rd, Saugerties. Info: 845-452-3077, communityfoundationshv.org. $150. 3pm Milan: Peeling Back the Layers. Former town historian and Bicentennial Co-Chair Bill Jeffway explores Native American, Dutch, British Aristocratic, African American and German immigrant influence on Milan as it prepares for its 2018 Bicentennial. Free and open to the public. Conversation and refreshments follow the program. Elmendorph Inn, 7562 U.S. 9, Red Hook. Info: 845-758-1920, historicredhook.org. 3pm-4pm Woodstock Comedy Festival Screening: In The Name of Comedy. Film by Brett Eidman. Run time 17 minutes. Q &A to follow. Comedy for a Cause. Net profits go to charities to prevent human trafficking and domestic violence. $10 for both films today! Mescal Hornbook Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY. woodstockcomedyfestival.org/. 3pm The Producers. Mel Brooks’ classic cult musical comedy. Dessert is served as part of the ticket price. Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe. Info: 845-294-9465, ctmwp.org. 3pm National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge. The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale. Info: 845-658-8989, rosendaletheatre.org. $12. 3pm-5pm Artful Hike: Poet’s Walk. What would it be like to step into a poem? This walking poetry reading hopes to be a unique introduction to the voluble possibilities of such a question, guided by Sam Truitt, Director of Station Hill Press and the co-editor of In|Filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley. Olana, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson. olana.org.Olana. $15. 3pm Woodstock Ultimate Disc. Ongoing games - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30pm; & Sundays at 3pm. A free, casual, co-ed pickup game. Athletic Fields, 98 Comeau Dr, woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org. 3:30pm-7:30pm Journey Blue Heaven & Emmaretta Marks Outdoor Concert. Rain or shine. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-3484. 4pm Author Duet Series. Presented by Word Cafe. Featuring best-selling memoirist Abigail Thomas (A Three Dog Life) and poet Pauline Uchmanowicz (Starfish), hosted by Jana Martin (Russian Lover and Other Stories). Admission is free to these high-octane reading/discussions, with books available for sale and signing. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8000, wordcafe.us. 4pm-6pm Poetry Trail Opening Celebration. Presenting the “River of Words” Poetry Trail, a series of unique installations celebrating the nature-inspired poetry of local students as you walk along the trail. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall. Info: 845-534-5506 x204, hhnaturemuseum.org.
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ALMANAC WEEKLY 4pm-6pm Hudson Valley YA Society: Danielle Paige & Sarah Porter. Author Series for Ages 12 - Adult. Free. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-0500, oblongbooks.com/event/ya-society-danielle-paigesarah-porter.
Adah Frank. Dance and movement for strength and flexibility. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Bring a mat. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-6792880. $1 donation.
4pm Book Reading: Derek Dellinger. Author of The Fermented Man: A Year on the Front Lines of a Food Revolution. Free. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St., Saugerties. Info: 845-2465775.
9:30am Settled and Serving in Place (Kingston Chapter). A social self-help group for seniors who want to remain in their homes and community. Olympic Diner, Washington Ave, Kingston. Info: 845 399-2805, ssipkingston.org.
4pm Book Reading: Frances Dunwell. Author of The Hudson: America’s River. Free. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 6 Church St, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-8300.
10am-12pm Senior Drama with Edith LeFever. Comets of Woodstock focuses on improvisation, acting exercises, monologues & scenes. Interested seniors are welcome to sit in. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-6792880. $1 donation.
4pm-6pm Woodstock Community Drum Circle. Hosted by Birds of a Feather and Timekeeper Drums invite all to drum and dance. Free, donations appreciated. On-going on Sundays, 4-6pm. Village Green, Tinker St, Woodstock. 5pm-7pm HVSF On The Road: Jason O’Connell’s The Dork Knight. Join returning HVSF fan favorite Jason O’Connell on gorgeous Bannerman Island for an evening of Batman-themed hilarity and epic nerdery! $65 Ticket includes ferry service to and from the island (ferry leaves 3 & 4:15PM from Beacon’s waterfront). Snacks and refreshments available for purchase. Bannerman Island, Pollepel Island, Fishkill. peek.com/purchase/activity/widget/5776fb0631104e2272000001?referr al_source=widget&channel=widget_button. 5pm Music in the Woods: Big Sky Ensemble. Rail Trail Café, 310 River Rd Ext, Tillson. railtrailcaferosendale.com. 5:30pm-7pm Restorative Yoga with Kate Hagerman. A gentle, completely supportive practice that is designed to bring stillness to the body and the mind. The perfect way to wrap up the weekend. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 6pm-8pm In Quartet featuring Marilyn Crispell, Harvey Sorgen, Ken Filiano and Esa Pietela. Four musicians who have come to define contemporary improvisation come together to perform in the states for the first time as a quartet. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church/Beacon, 17 South Rd, Beacon. Info: 508-269-2994. $20. 6pm-8pm Tarot and I Ching Readings with Timothy Liu. Walk-ins welcome or call ahead for an appointment. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2100. $60/1 hour, $40/45 minutes, $30/25 minutes. 7pm Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. Featuring: Mike + Ruthy, Connor Kennedy & Minstrel, Marshall Crenshaw with special guest Kate Pierson of the B-52’s. Hosted by Family of Woodstock. Proceeds from the BSP event will go to Family of Woodstock’s 24-hr. Crisis Hotline. BSP Lounge, 323 Wall Street, Kingston. bspkingston.com. $25. 7pm-10pm Live @ Falcon Main Stage: Sunday Evening. Sylvia Tyson (of Ian & Sylvia) & Scarlet Rivera. Folk Rock Violin. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon.com. 7:30pm Everything You Are About To See Really Happened: An Evening of Poetry. Bridge Street Theatre presents a reading by Gregg Japhy, Frank Messina, and Vladimir Nahatchevansky. Tickets go on sale at the door one half hour prior to the performance. Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill. Info: 5189433894, bridgest.org. $10. 8pm Trixie Whitley, Indigo Street. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson. Info: 518-8284800, helsinkihudson.com. 8pm Live Latin Jazz. Every Sunday! Happy Hour begins from 6-8pm. No cover for this event. Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2814, lodgewoodstock.com. 9pm Rick Altman Trio. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Woodstock Comedy Festival. Three days (9/239/25) of stand-up, panels, and films in venues throughout Woodstock, starring Gilbert Gottfried, Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Susie Essman, Simpsons’ co-creator Mike Reiss, Eddie Brill, Karen Bergreen, Kendra Cunningham, Liz Miele, Jaye McBride, and more. Tickets $10-$60. Comedy for a Cause. Net profits go to charities to prevent human trafficking and domestic violence. woodstockcomedyfestival. org/. $10-$60. Ends at 11:59pm.
7:30am-8:30am Free Community Meditation. Meets weekly on Mondays 7:30-8:30am and Thursdays 12:15-12:45pm. All are welcome for silent sitting and walking meditation. For optional beginner instruction, please arrive 10 minutes early. Silence begins at 7:30am on Mondays, and 12:15pm on Thursdays. Drop-in attendance welcome. Cushions, back-jacks, and chairs available. Facilitated by Doree Lipson & Meredith Johnson, Zen practitioners and meditation teachers. Donations appreciated. Educational Annex of Wellness Embodied,A Center for Psychotherapy and Healing, 126 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 845-419-0293, wellnessembodiedcenter.com/ community-meditation. 8:30am-9:30am Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. 9am-9:50am Senior Fit Dance for Seniors with
10am-11:30am Iyengar Yoga Level I with Barbara Boris. For all students new to Iyengar Yoga, taught by Woodstock’s only Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor. The basis of the method is taught in standing poses. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18.
September 22, 2016 “New Jim Crow”). New Progressive Baptist Church, 8 Hone St, Kingston. Info: 845-475-8781, enjan. org. 6pm-8pm The Hudson Area Library presents James Baldwin’s America: A Reading & Discussion Series. A 5-part reading and discussion series titled James Baldwin’s America Mondays beginning 9/19 from 6-8pm (no meeting on Columbus Day). Facilitated by Donna Ford Grover, a professor at Bard College in 19th and 20th century American literature.Log on for complete details. Hudson Area Library, 51 North 5th Street, Hudson. Info: 518-828-1792, hudsonarealibrary.org/. 6:45pm-9pm The Truth about Cancer Series: Cancer-killing Viruses, Cancer Stem Cells, GMOs, Juicing. Learn how to eat to avoid cancer or to defeat an existing cancer. Find out what treatments really work and how you can cleanse your body of toxins so it can heal itself. RSVP. Limited seating. Wallkill Reformed Church, 45 Bridge St, Wallkill. Info: 914-388-2810.
12pm Gyrokinesis. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com.
7pm-8pm College Admissions Information Night. Topics to be covered include:College Search – The importance of finding the right; fit; Your academic profile and what it means;The College Essay – The important of topic; The Application Process; The SAT vs. the ACT; Managing Deadlines;Financial Aid – The Basics; & Making the final choice. Presented by Elizabeth Levine of Signature College Counseling. Call 255-1255 to pre-register by 9/23. Free admission. Join Elizabeth on 10/24 to learn about College Financial Aid. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-1255, gardinerlibrary.org.
12:15pm Rhinebeck Rotary Club Meeting. Beekman Arms, 6387 Mill St, Rhinebeck. Info: 914 244-0333.
7pm New Paltz Planning Board Meeting. New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-0100.
12:30pm-6:30pm Crystal Tarot Readings and Chakra Clearing Sessions with Mary Vukovic. Every Monday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call us for appointment. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-2100. $30/25 minutes, $50/45 minute reading/chakra clearing with crystal lay-out.
7:15pm Mid-Hudson Women’s Chorus Free Open Rehearsal. No auditions required. St. James United Methodist Church, Corner of Fair & Pearl Sts, Kingston. Info: 914-388-4630, midhudsonwomenschorus.org.
11am-12pm Chair Yoga. Chair Yoga is for those who need extra support to enjoy the benefits of yoga- with Kathy Foley. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org.
1pm-2pm Needlework Group. Knitters, crocheters, rug hookers & stitchers of all types and beginners welcome. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. 2pm The Aging Body: A Conversation. Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Fall Wellness Series Speakers: A panel moderated by Allison Gould, Center for Healthy Aging social worker. Join the Center for Healthy Aging for a dynamic panel and group discussion about our aging and changing bodies. Small group discussions will give participants a chance to share their own feelings, observations and experiences. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-871-1720 ext. 1, healthquest. org/wellness. 2pm-4pm Senior Painting with Judith Boggess. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 2:30pm Book Reading: Debut Novelist Andrew Ervin. Author of Burning Down George Orwell’s House. Ervin will be introduced by novelist and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow. Q & A to follow. The reading is as part of Morrow’s Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series. The event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required. Bard College/Weis Cinema. bard.edu. 3pm-5pm Math Help with Phyllis Rosato. From kindergarten to calculus. Free. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. phoenicialibrary.org/. 3pm-7pm South Pine Street City Farm Stand. Open for fresh vegetables and greens. This farmstand is a project of the Kingston Land Trust and a member of Eat Well Kingston, part of Cornell’s Live Well Kingston. Open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 3-7pm. Info: 845-532-0011. South Pine Street, Kingston. Info: 845-532-0011. 3:30pm-4:30pm Amateur Guitar Jam. Join this casual gathering of acoustic musicians. Bring your own guitar. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. 4pm-5pm Muay Thai for Kids. For ages 5 to 13. Children learn the basics of the art of the eight limbs with our knowledgeable instructors. Build confidence and personal strength. Free. Free ongoing class. Stockade, 302 Wall St, Kingston. stockademuaythai.com. 4:15pm-5:30pm Healthy Back Class w/ Anne Olin. Build strength and increase flexibility and range of motion with attention to your special needs. Class is on-going and meets on Mondays, 4:15-5:30pm. 28 West Gym, Maverick Rd & Rt 28, Glenford. $12/class. 5:15pm Pilates Equipment Group Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com.
8pm Poetry Reading. Featured poet: Elizabeth Gordon. For more details, log onto: ekg3.com/ bio/. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. 8pm Industry Night at The Lodge. Featuring live funk with Fishin’ Chicken. Happy Hour all Night! Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2814, lodgewoodstock.com.
7:30am Pilates Equipment Group Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 8am Minnewaska Preserve: Early Morning Birders. Designed for birding enthusiasts, or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Minnewaska main entrance and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-0752. 9am-10am Senior Dance with Inyo Charbonneau. The emphasis is on fun while benefiting from strengthening and aerobic exercise and celebrating life. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 9:30am-9:50am Bouncing Babies Story Time. Laptime stories, songs and fingerplays. Birth to 24 months old. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-1255, gardinerlibrary.org. 9:30am-5pm Minnewaska Preserve: Tuesday Trek to Napanoch Point. Led by Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this challenging eight mile hike up the Long Path along the Mine Hole Footpath section. This hike is for experienced hikers only, who must come prepared, wearing hiking boots, proper clothing and carrying enough food and water to sustain them for the day. Meet in the Peter’s Kill Parking Area. Registration Required. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-0752. 9:30am Serving and Staying in Place - SSIP/New Paltz. Regular Tuesday social breakfast meeting for seniors who want to remain in their own home and community. Plaza Diner, New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-0609. 9:30am The Saugerties Seniors Meeting. Settled and Serving in Place (SSIP)is a social self-help group for seniors who want to remain in their homes and community. Village Diner, Main St, Saugerties. Info: 845 255-0609.
5:30pm-7pm Kirtan Chanting. Offering local rotating Kirtan Artists. Check Woodstock Yoga Facebook Page to see who is chanting this week! Free or by Donation. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com.
9:30am-11am Level I Yoga with Jory Serota. Taught in the Iyengar style, this class is for any students new to Iyengar Yoga. The basis of the method is taught in standing poses and other fundamental postures. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. woodstockyogacenter. com. $18.
6pm-9pm Monday Night Games & Noodles. Join us for a night of friendly gaming with a group of both novice and avid board gamers. GomenKudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main Street, New Paltz. GKnoodles.com.
10am Olana Tours (thru 10/30). Tuesday Sunday, first tour 10 am, last tour 4 pm (on weekends, last guided tour at 1pm; self-guided touring 2-4 pm). Olana, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson. olana. org.Olana.
6pm-8pm Meeting of ENJAN (End The New Jim Crow Action Network). A Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration (the
10am The Country Scrappers & Stampers Meeting. Come for the whole day or drop by for an hour or two. New members are welcome and
September 22, 2016 encouraged to attend. Ongoing. Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1 Marl Rd, Walker Valley. Info: 845 744-3055. 10:30am Together Tuesdays with Francesca. Free program designed for children birth through preschool. Ongoing. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845 688-7811. 10:30am Pilates Equipment Group Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 11:30am Gyrokinesis. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates. com. $10/drop-in. 11:30am-1pm Yin Yoga with Roxie Newberry. A slow, steady class that stimulates connective tissues to make them healthier and stronger, at the same time cultivating equanimity, mindfulness and awareness. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 1pm-2pm Esopus Artist Group. Join this ongoing session of art making. Bring your own supplies. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. 1:30pm-3pm Israeli Folk Dancing. Join Josh Tabak in the joy of dancing to Israeli music.Steps will be taught at the beginner’s level and adjusted for more advanced participants. No registration required. Ongoing. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-1559. $10 suggested donation. 4pm-5pm After School Tweens. Ages 9-12- Event includes crafts, outdoor games, book discussions, movies, wii and informal hangouts. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. 5:30pm Woodstock Ultimate Disc. Ongoing games - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30pm; & Sundays at 3pm . A free, casual, co-ed pickup game. Athletic Fields, 98 Comeau Dr, woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org. 6pm Pilgrim Pipelines. Local officials, and Riverkeeper attorney, Kate Hudson, are speaking at 6:30pm. The hall opens at 6pm for networking and refreshments. Sponsored by Interfaith Earth Action, Climate Action Coaltiion, RUPCO, and the Repair Cafe. Info on Facebook. We meet every Thursday* at NP Village Hall, Plattekill Ave., from 5:00-6:30. Please visit (and ‘friend’) New Paltz Climate Action Coalition on Facebook, check our blog and calendar at http://www.newpaltzclimateaction.org/. Phone us at 845-255-9297 or 845-255-7711. We are now a 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit, and welcome donations to “New Paltz Climate Action” at P.O. Box 114, New Paltz, NY 12561. *except holidays. New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz. 6pm-8pm Farm Lease Workshop: Understanding and Writing a Good Farm Lease. Are you not sure how farm land leases differ from home or other real estate leases? Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) and agricultural consultant Jerry Cosgrove for an evening workshop where he will go over farm rental lease best practices. Bring a copy of your current lease or a draft of a lease to discuss. Registration required by 9/26. CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston. Info: 845-340-3990 ext. 311, ulster.cce. cornell.edu. 6pm-7pm Weekly Sitting Meditation w/ Walking Meditation. Instruction available. On-going Tues, 6-7pm. Free & open to the public. Sky Lake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale. Info: 845 658-8556, skylake.shambhala.org. 6pm-7pm Vinyasa Community Class with Selena Reynolds. A fun and informative drop-in class, open to all levels. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. woodstockyogacenter. com. $8 donation requested. 7pm Talk & Film Presentation. Guest speaker, Joseph Levy, born in Cairo, Egypt. Followed by the film: The Silent Exodus- The Expulsion of Jews from Arab Countries, the “Naqba” that befell over 800,000 of these Jews. Congregation Ahavath Israel, 100 Lucas Ave., Kingston. Info: 845-3384409, ahavathisraelkingston.org. 7pm Transportation at Village Hall. Village Hall New Paltz, 25 Plattekill Ave, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-0100. 7pm Evergreen Chorus Open House. Tuesdays in September. This award-winning women’s aCapella Chorus is holding an Open house for prospective members. Experience the excitement and joy of singing with women who have a passion for performance, and strive for musical excellence in a supportive, educational environment. There is no charge. Crown Heights Clubhouse, 34 Nassau Rd, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-393-0053. 7pm-10pm Jazz Jam. Every Tuesday, 7-10pm. The Derby, 96 Main St, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845 452-3232. 7pm-9pm Open Mic. On-going. Free admission. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St., Saugerties. Info: 845 679-5906, firstname.lastname@example.org. 7pm-8:30pm Weekly Opportunity Workshop. Learn how to help the environment, raise funds for non-profit organizations, and save money over time! Ongoing. Free to attend. Novella’s, 2 Terwilliger Ln (across from Super 8), New Paltz. 7:15pm Rosendale Theatre’s Artist’s New Work Forum presents Like You (original screenplay). A new screenplay from Hudson Valley writer/ director, Nicole Quinn, will be read by Actors and Writers company members. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale. Info: 845-658-8989, rosendaletheatre.org.
7:30pm Life Drawing at Unison. Offering professional artists and students an opportunity to work with experienced models under controlled lighting. On-going. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-1559. $15. 7:30pm-8:30pm Satsang / Meditation. A new offering at Woodstock Yoga Center, this hour is intended to celebrate ‘satsang,’ or being in the company of the truth by sitting together with fellow seekers. It will be a rotating agenda each week, including a period of meditation and the study of sacred texts. Check our Facebook page to see what’s on for the week. Free or by Donation. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. 8pm The Woodstockers and Guests. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. 8pm Faculty Jazz Concert. Teri Roiger (voice), Vinnie Martucci (piano), Mark Dziuba (guitar), John Menegon (bass), Jeff Siegel (drums), Rebecca Coupe-Franks (trumpet), David Savitsky (sax). SUNY New Paltz/Studley Theater, New Paltz. Info: 877-257-7869, newpaltz.edu. $8, $6/senior/faculty/ staff, $3/student. 8pm Open Mic Nite. Join host Ben Rounds and take your shot at becoming the next Catskills Singing Sensation! No cover. Woodnotes, Rt 28, Mt. Pleasant. Info: 845 688-2444, emersonresort. com.
9am-10am Senior Kripalu Yoga with Susan Blacker. A gentle yoga class with each student encouraged to move and stretch at his or her own pace. Includes warmups, poses for strength and balance and breath work for relaxation. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 9:30am-10:30am ACTing Up! Free weekly program for 2-4-year-olds and their adults Weekly sessions running through. Creative time of songs, stories, games and crafts all facilitated by Jessica Coons. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens. www.athensculturalcenter.org. 9:30am-11am Vinyasa Level I-II Yoga with Alison Sinatra. This vinyasa class is ideal for students transitioning from beginner to intermediate. Led by the amazing Alison, asanas are explored with increasing detail and a slower flowing sequence. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 10am Rhinebeck Garden Club Monthly Meeting. Program: “Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas!” Presented by Corrine Becker. Perspective new members welcome. Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Market St, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-6892. 10am-12pm Artful Hike: Poet’s Walk. Drop-in anytime and stay as long as you wish. Olana had great success with new programs for our littlest visitors last year and so have decided to add new programs for pre-school children and their caregivers. Come anytime within the two-hour block, and add a hike and a picnic lunch. Olana, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson. olana.org.Olana. $5(adults free), Ages 3-5. 10:30am-11:30am Senior Strengthening with Linda Sirkin. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 10:30am-12:30pm Senior Writing with Lew Gardner. Writers at all levels of experience, beginner to expert, whether interested in non-fiction, short stories, plays, memoir, or poetry, writers age 55 are invited to join the group. The workshop stresses trying out new forms and content in a supportive atmosphere. No fee is required. The workshop is led by experienced writer, editor, and instructor Lew Gardner. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. 12pm Rotary Club of Kingston Meeting. Fellowship, lunch, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. Meets every Wed at 12 noon. Christina’s Restaurant, 812 Ulster Ave, Kingston. kingstonnyrotary.org. 12pm-1pm Yoga Rolla with Terry Fister. A series of SOFT foam rolling exercises designed to address the excessive tension and soreness in connective tissues, which can inhibit proper alignment and performance of yoga postures. Ending with a vinyasa flow, this lunchtime class will leave you feeling less chronic pain, more stretched out and walking taller than before. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. woodstockyogacenter. com. $18. 1pm-2pm Esopus Stitchers. Cross-stitch, needlepoint, crewel and more- bring your current project or learn a new craft. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. 1:30pm-2:30pm Mah Jongg. Learn to play this ancient Asian game. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. 1:30pm Weekly Senior Citizen’s Bingo. Seniors 50 and older. Ongoing every Wednesday at 1:30pm & Friday at 7pm. 50/50 tickets available at 3 tickets/$2. Half-time complementary refreshments. Shawangunk Valley Senior Center, Southwyck Square, 70 Main St, Napanoch. Info: 845
647-3902. $1. 2pm-4pm Sinterklaas 2016 Mask Coloring. Learn about this years’ Honored Animal “The Owl.” Start coloring the 500 owl masks that need decorating for the parade. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-4030. 3pm-7pm Highland Farmers’ Market. Highland Farmers’ Market, Rt 9W & Haviland Rd, Highland. Info: 845 691-2144, townoflloyd.com. 3pm The Chess Club. For experienced adult players from 3-4:30pm; Beginners will meet 4:305:30pm. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845 255-1255. 3pm-7pm South Pine Street City Farm Stand. Open for fresh vegetables and greens. This farmstand is a project of the Kingston Land Trust and a member of Eat Well Kingston, part of Cornell’s Live Well Kingston. Open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 3-7pm. Info: 845-532-0011. South Pine Street, Kingston. Info: 845-532-0011. 3:30pm-8:30pm Woodstock Farm Festival! The Woodstock Farm Festival continues! If it’s Wednesday it’s Woodstock! Join us at the mid-week market rain or shine, Alfresco dining, loads of farm fresh food. Open til dusk. 6 Maple Lane, Woodstock. 4pm-5:15pm Medicare 101 Informational Seminar. Dan Calabrese, independent life and health insurance agent, will review Original Medicare (Parts A and B) as well as Medicare supplement plans (Medigap), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans) Original Medicare. Standalone Part D (prescription drug plans) will also be discussed in detail including the best way to pick one. Topics also include the Medicare “Donut Hole” and how to get help for covering the cost of expensive medications through New York’s EPIC plan (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage). Free. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St, Stone Ridge. Info: 845-687-7023, Ext. 108. 4:30pm-6pm Iyengar Yoga Level II with Barbara Boris. For advanced students who are well-practiced in Iyengar Yoga Level I. Taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Barbara Boris. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8700, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 5pm The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency Meeting. Regular Board Meeting. Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, 999 Flatbush Rd, Kingston. Info: 845-336-0600. 5pm-6pm Juggling & Hula-Hooping. Learn and practice juggling & hula-hooping- for adults. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. 5pm-6pm Beginner Muay Thai for Adults. For ages 14 to 65. Learn the ancient martial art of Muay Thai in this high intensity class. Students of all levels and abilities are welcome. Free ongoing class. Stockade, 302 Wall St, Kingston. stockademuaythai.com. 5:15pm-6:15pm Italian Conversation Class. Weekly class is designed for people who have some knowledge of the Italian language and would like to improve their conversational skills. Taught by Dr. Ornella Lepri Mazzuca. Held in the library community room. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-1255, http:// gardinerlibrary.org. 5:15pm Pilates Equipment Group Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 5:30pm-7:30pm Prenatal Class. Ongoing on Wednesdays. Mackintosh Community Room, 147 Lake St, Newburgh. Info: 845 563-8043. 5:30pm-6:30pm Woodstock Informal Service. Followed by reflections and spiritual discussions. Everyone welcome. 845 679-9534. First Church of Christ Scientist, 85 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-9534. 6pm Adult Craft Night: DIY Journals. Margaret Britton, a Kingston Library clerk and local artisan, will lead the workshop. You will be embellishing blank journals with decorative tape and collage materials. Britton will also be demonstrating simple bookbinding techniques so you can make and design your own book. Free. Supplies provided. For ages 16 and up. Registration required. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston. Info: 845-331-0507, kingstonlibrary.org. 6pm-7pm Teen Program. Includes 3-D Modeling Projects, Advisory Board, Robot Club, Games & even Pizza! Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, esopuslibrary.org. 6pm-8pm Meeting of ENJAN (End The New Jim Crow Action Network). A Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration (the “New Jim Crow”). African Roots Library/ Family Partnership Center, 29 N Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-475-8781, enjan.org. 6pm-9pm Home Food Preservation Class: Pressure Canning. Offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County. All methods taught are research based and recipes are tested for safety. CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston. Info: 845 340-3990 ext. 236, ulster.cce.cornell. edu. $30. 6pm-7:30pm Creative Seed Support Workgroup. For artists to voice their works in progress in a supportive environment. For Songwriters, Playwrights & Actors.Held by Patrice Blue Maltas, Actress, Playwright, Musician and founder of Blue Healing Arts Center. Meets Wednesday nights, 6-7:30pm. Blue Healing Art Center, 107 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. bluehealing.co.
31 6:15pm Pilates Equipment Group Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 6:30pm-8:30pm Ouch! My Back. Back and spine pain can be debilitating. Join neurosurgeons Drs. Virany Hillard and Omar Syed of the Putnam Hospital Center medical staff for a discussion on the common degenerative disorders of the spine and treatment options such as medications, injections, physical therapy and minimally invasive surgery. RSVP. Clock Tower Grill, 512 Clock Tower Commons Dr, Brewster. Info: 845-554-1734. 6:30pm-7:05pm Learn Remembrance. A very holy and deep form of prayer (with roots in the Old Testament - Remember my name in the night) which connects you with the Divine within. All are welcome, RSVP please. Free /donations welcomed. Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8989, Meetup.flowingspirit. com. 6:30pm-8pm Yin Yoga with Diane Davis. A slow, steady class that gently stimulates connective tissues to make them healthier and stronger, at the same time cultivating equanimity, mindfulness and awareness. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 7pm Listening To The Roosevelts: Franklin D. Roosevelt - The War Years. Hosted by Library Director Paul Sparrow -- in conversation with Mary E. Stuckey, author and professor of communication at Georgia State University -- this program will include selected audio recordings of FDR during World War II. Attendees are invited to put down their mobile devices and experience Franklin D. Roosevelt as listeners did in the age of radio. This is a free, public event. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Henry A. Wallace Center, Hyde Park. Info: 845-486-7745. 7pm-8:30pm Heart of a Lion: a Lone Cat’s Walk Across America. Follow the cross-country odyssey of a 3 year old mountain lion. Based on Will Stozenburg’s book. Chris Spatz, Cougar Rewilding Foundation. Rosendale Public Library, 264 Main ST, Rosendale NY. Info: 845-658-9013, rosendalelibrary.org. 7pm Book Reading: Susan Stessin-Cohen and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini. In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley 1735-1831. This collection of fugitive slave advertisements tells much about the lives of self-emancipated blacks in the rural North, especially the Hudson River Valley. Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-8300. 7pm In Deﬁance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley 1735-1831. Susan Stessin-Cohn and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini present their book, In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley. Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz. Info: 8452558300. 7pm Live @ The Falcon Underground: Poet Gold’s POELODIES. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon. com. 7pm-9pm Open Mic. Sign up in person only, 5-7pm. Free admission. Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St., Beacon. Info: (845) 855-1300, townecc. tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=246900&cart. 7pm-11pm Rosendale Chess Club. Free admission-no dues. On-going every Wed, 7-11pm. Rosendale Cafe, 434 Main St, Rosendale. Info: 845 658-9048. 7pm-9pm Volleyball. A pickup volleyball game. Ongoing every Wednesday, 7-9pm. Enter the Center at the entrance on the left side, as you face the school from Lucas Ave. Rondout Municipal Center, 1915 Lucas Ave, Cottekill. Info: 845 616-0710. $6. 7pm “Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism” Class. On-going. Free 90-minute program includes 30 min of Quiet Sitting Meditation followed by 1 of 8 lectures on the history, practices & principles of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. 8/wk curriculum. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-5906, email@example.com. 7:15pm-8pm Silent Spiritual Practice. For people who would like to do spiritual practice together to increase the potency of the practice. For those who would like to learn Remembrance, come to a teaching at 6:30pm. All are welcome RSVP please, Free /donations welcomed. Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8989, Meetup.flowingspirit.com. 7:30pm The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus. All male a cappella group, that sings in the uniquely American “Barbershop Style” of close four-part harmony. Guests are always welcome. Sight-reading not required. Meets every Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Crown Heights Clubhouse, 34 Nassau Rd, Poughkeepsie. newyorkerschorus. org. 8pm Fooch. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. 8:30pm-11pm Live at Catskill Mountain Pizza Company: Acoustic Jazz Trio. Featuring Syracuse/Siegel Duo, bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel. No cover or minimum! Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, 51 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-7969. 10pm Reggae Night. Featuring Queen Tubby spinning vintage vinyl every Wednesday starting at 10pm. No cover. Happy Hour from 6-8 pm. Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2814, lodgewoodstock.com.
September 22, 2016
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SEEKING EXPERIENCED PLUMBING MECHANIC Very busy, small plumbing & heating business with outstanding reputation, seeking to hire a skilled, serious Plumbing Mechanic interested in growing with our company under Master Plumber with 20+ years in the industry. MUST HAVE 5-8 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE and ability to diagnose/trouble-shoot a repair. We are based in Highland and work mostly in Dutchess and Ulster counties. Please email resumes/letter indicating your skill set and personal qualities to Dolphin Plumbing Inc. at:
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Part/Full-Time; America’s Best Value InnNew Paltz, at 7 Terwilliger Ln- We’re seeking someone that is dependable, reliable, hardworking, and that would like to become part of our Housekeeping Team that serves the tourists visiting our community. Experience is a plus but not necessary. All those interested must apply in person at our front desk. Managers Food\Retail: Federal EmploymentOpportunity Including Benefits! $3234k! Must have 3yrs Food\Retail management Exp.& be willing to relocate. Apply at:firstname.lastname@example.org Carpenters; Lead Carpenters and Carpenters Helpers needed. Woodstock Based Construction company with emphasis on high end residential building seeks lead carpenters and carpenters helpers. Please send resume or make a request by email email@example.com to receive a job application. Or call (845)679-2130. This is a full-time position, serious inquiries only. Own hand tools, drivers license and transportation a must.
Part-Time Floral Merchandiser. Fun, creative immediate position in the Kingston, Vails Gate, Pawling and surrounding areas. Tuesday, Fridays and Sundays w/additional holiday hours and days available. Contact Diane: 518-527-7720.
DEAR BUSINESSMAN/WOMAN- We at Hardscrabble Flea Market & Swap Meet would like to congratulate you on being picked from over 100 businesses in your field. We believe we can help each other- We have a swap meet every Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Holy Cow Shopping Center, in addition to a flea market/garage sale. We find that when business people set up a table w/business cards & flyers or “show how to do” projects it will definitely increase your business (and mine). It’s a great way to introduce your business to new/old customers. And, if you have leftover merchandise you’d like to sell- this would be a perfect way to unload it. Please give John a call for more details- (845)758-1170. Spots are $12$35.
RN/LPNs needed to care for engaging teenager. Duties include dressing changes and respite care. Some lifting required. Must Medicaid enrolled as a private duty nurse. 845-688-5444
UTZ Potato Chip route for sale. 5 counties, big income opportunity, $95,000. For more information call 845-8576939 .
PERSONAL AIDE, no certification required. Must be flexible. Disabled patient in wheelchair Hoyer-lift experience needed. Paid through agency. Benefits available. Highland area. 845-901-9955.
LAUNDRY ATTENDANT NEEDED for Woodstock Laundry. One shift open: Mon.Thurs.; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. (28 hrs./week). Stop by Laundromat to fill out an application, or email your interest to WoodstockLaundry@ aol.com We’re looking for someone to become a part of our Front Desk Team (Part-Time)! You must be dependable, reliable, honest, and hardworking. No experience is necessary but it’s certainly considered a plus. Hours are 11 p.m.-7 a.m. Friday and Saturday Overnight. Applicants must be familiar with Microsoft Windows and with using email. If interested, please apply in person at Americas Best Value Inn, 7 Terwilliger Ln. New Paltz, NY 12561.
2009 Smart Car! Convertible, 29K miles, A/C, heated seats, excellent condition. $5k. Jim at 845-657-6357.
STU’S CAR SERVICE. Whose car determines the pay. Airports are our specialty. Always ready to get you there. Doesn’t matter when or where. I drive the miles your way with smiles. Going to LaGuardia Airport? There is limited parking. Call Stu’s Car Service for prices. Cell- 845-649-5350; firstname.lastname@example.org Look for me on Facebook.
BEAUTIFUL LAKE GEORGE SUMMER HOME, located on the north end of the Lake, 66 plus feet of Lake Front comes with this home. Watch the sun set from your expansive deck which encompasses 2/3 of this home. Three bedrooms, living room, dining area, kitchen and full bath. 3 sliding glass doors looking directly to the lake. Basement for storage, all on 6/10 of an acre. As a bonus there is a commercial dock for your boat and others. Please call for more information and price 845-691-2770.
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New Paltz: For Sale By Owner. Private 10 acres. Easy access to college, Thruway & town. 3-bedrooms, 3 baths, open floor plan, 2-car garage, basement. Ranch type house. Brokers welcome. $350,000. 845-256-0352.
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