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Aug 04, 2023

What’s happening in the Mid

• Westchester Circus Arts return to High Meadow School at 3643 Main St, Stone Ridge, this summer for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Public performances under a 300-person tent, by

• Westchester Circus Arts return to High Meadow School at 3643 Main St, Stone Ridge, this summer for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Public performances under a 300-person tent, by this woman-owned animal-free circus continue on Friday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. Some High Meadow students taking part in a one-week summer camp session led by Westchester Circus Arts performers will appear in the Aug. 4 performance. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children with concessions available. For more information and tickets visit bit.ly/422QKy1.

• Repair Café Woodstock will take place Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock. Volunteers work on broken items while their owners stay to watch, sometimes assist, and ideally to learn. They work on lamps, small appliances, jewelry, electronics, wood items, furniture, clothing, knits, knife and tool sharpening, and more. The Listening Corner will be open. Some special offerings on Aug. 5: Repair and repotting of houseplants; just bring your own pot. Tuning and simple repairs of fretted instruments (guitars, ukuleles, banjos, mandolins, etc.). There will also be hand reading. On the café side, there will be ice coffee and tea at no charge, and baked treats and fruit for sale. For more information, visit RepairCafeHV.org, or send an email to [email protected].

• Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, hosts Community Reiki on Sunday, Aug. 6, from noon to 2 p.m.It meets the first Sundays of each month. Members of Hudson Valley Community Reiki will offer adults a 20-minute individual Reiki session on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.gardinerlibrary.org.

• Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, hosts Hocus Pocus Magic Show with Joe Fischer on Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 5 to 5:45 p.m. The show is for all ages. Excitement, comedy, and lots of audience participation are combined to create a magical event. The audience is treated to a nonstop, fast-paced program. Participants are introduced to a world of theater where they are the stars. No registration is required. Visit ww.gardinerlibrary.org for more information.

• The Resource Center for Accessible Living joins Harambee to host a disability awareness parade on Saturday, Aug. 5, on Broadway in Kingston. RCAL invites everyone to march for visibility for individuals with disabilities. Parade lineup is at 9 a.m. at People’s Place on St. James Street. The parade will step off at 10 a.m. and proceed down Broadway before finishing at the municipal parking lot across from Frank Guido’s Little Italy. Visit www.rcal.org/parade to register to march.

• Twin Star Orchards at 155 North Ohioville Road, New Paltz hosts the second annual Hudson Valley Craft Beverage Festival featuring more than 100 producers on Aug. 5. Tastings will be staggered into two ticked sessions 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. with VIP entry at noon. Wood-fired pizzas, burgers and barbecue and Brooklyn Cider House’s hard ciders will be available for purchase. There will also be live music from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $55 for VIP and $25 at the door. Visit bit.ly/3Qbmj6w.

• The Esopus Repair Café will take place Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ascension Church, 1585 U.S. Route 9W, Est Park. Bring your broken items for experienced repair coaches to fix while you watch. One item per person. If you have multiple items, the organizers will do their best to rotate you in as coaches become available. No gas-powered items. Music provided by DJ DanS. Volunteers welcome. Non-perishable foods for the Ascension Church Pantry are welcome.

• Coach House Players, 12 Augusta St., Kingston, will present their Annual Variety Show on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug.13, at 2 p.m. Written and directed by Barbara Jones, the show is titled “Broadway” and will feature song and dance from many Broadway musicals. Ticket reservations can be made online at www.coachhouseplayers.org. Prices are $20, $18 for ages 62 and older, and $10 for ages 18 and under. The theater is air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible with assistance.

• The 34th Annual Blueberry Festival will take place Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Liberty Square and Canal Street in Ellenville. There will be live music, a blueberry muffin contest with a $100 prize, raffles and vendors.

• The Music on the Belle concert series at Belleyare Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount, featuring free concerts, takes place Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. through Sept. 1. Audience members can also take a gondola ride, tackle a climbing wall and play lawn games. Food and beverage options include barbeque, frozen drinks and food trucks. For a full series lineup and more information, visit https://www.belleayre.com/.

• The Alzheimer’s Association and Esopus Library will offer the class “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body” Monday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. at the library at 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. This workshop session covers four areas associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet/nutrition and social engagement. The program, led by Joan Carl, Community Engagement Manager of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, draws on the latest research to explore steps to take to improve overall health in each area. To register visit the library’s calendar at https://www.esopuslibrary.org/library-calendar.

• T Space Rhinebeck will exhibit visual artist Ann Hamilton’s multimedia installation “As After is Before” through Aug. 20. Hamilton is known for her large-scale installations, performance collaborations, and print projects that are responsive to the architecture and social histories of the sites where they are made. She works with cloth, texts spoken and written, animals and people. Gallery hours are Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

• Arm-of-the-Sea Theater will present Waterfront Wednesdays at the Tidewater Center, 61 E. Bridge St., Saugerties, Wednesdays through Aug. 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be puppet shows, presentations, workshops and more. Visit armofthesea.org for more details.

• The Thrift Store at the Church of the Comforter, 26 Wynkoop Place, Kingston, operates Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

• A school supply giveaway will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church, 72 Spring St., Kingston, on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free school supplies for children from kindergarten to high school. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult. There will be free hot dogs, lemonade and face painting. The event is being done in in memory of Vanessa Coddington in partnership with Iron Sharpening Our Sisters and Trinity Lutheran Church.

• Coach House Players hosts a “staged reading” of Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage” directed by Tom Tierney one weekend only Aug. 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20, for adults; $18, for seniors; and $10 for youth. For more information and tickets visit https://www.coachhouseplayers.org/

• “Into My Hands: Recent Donations to Ulster County Archives,” featuring a sampling of records donated to the Ulster County Archives between 2011 and 2022, is on display in the second-floor Archives Gallery at the Ulster County Office Building at 244 Fair St., Kingston. The donated records date from 1678 to 2022. They range from land sale transactions, court records, maps, family collections and photographs to reference books and last year’s unexpectedly popular “I Voted” sticker. For more information, call (845) 340-3040 or visit ulstercountyny.gov/archives.

• The Rhinebeck Farmers Market’s outdoor market has opened for the season, operating Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Dec. 17. This season’s market, taking place in the municipal parking lot located at 61 E. Market St., will feature over 30 vendors. New vendors will include Millbrook Beef & Dairy, of Millbrook. A rotating slate of baked goods includes Mighty Donuts, of Red Hook, Little Carrot Baking Co., of Patterson, N.Y., and the Little Rye Bakehouse, of Kingston. The market participates in the SNAP and Farmers Market Nutrition Program. No market will take place Dec. 3. For more information visit https://bit.ly/3Lik7pY.

• The Rosendale Farmers Market has opened for the season. The market takes place Sundays through Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Willow Kiln Park behind the Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St. There is live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and there will be crafts and educational programs for children on select days. Check the market’s Facebook Page and at the Market table for details.

• Author Mark Matousek will discuss his book “Lessons from an American Stoic” on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church at 2587, state Route 212 during a Spirituality Series talk hosted by Gail Straub. Matousek will examine how American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 12 essential teachings offer answers to living an authentic and fulfilling life in harmony with our souls. [email protected]

• The Saugerties Historical Society’s reconstructed 1750s Dutch barn behind the historic Kiested House at 119 Main St., Saugerties, plays host to Art in the Barn. The gallery will then be open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The group show features both classical and contemporary works ranging from large works on canvas to sculptures, furniture and pottery. Museum panels will support smaller 2D and 3D works ranging from painting and collage to mixed media, fiber art, printmaking and photography. Woodstock Eats will provide light fare and there will be free beverages, courtesy of the artists at the opening reception. For more information, visit https://saugertiesarttour.org/.

• Step back in time to 1959 with a historic bakery tour at the Reher Center at 101 Broadway, Kingston, taking place weekends and running through November. Experienced facilitators and multimedia tours will tell the story of the Reher family, an immigrant Jewish family who lived and worked in the buildings at 99-101 Broadway, and unveil more than 100 years of history in the neighborhood. Tours are Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at rehercenter.org or in person.

• A.J. Croce, son of American folk singer Jim Croce, joined by a full band, will perform at the Bardavon at 35 Market, St. Poughkeepsie Sunday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Croce’s set will feature some of his father Jim Croce’s classics, some of his own tracks and songs that influenced both him and his father. Tickets are $38, $48 and $58. (Members get $5 off. Tickets are available at the Bardavon and UPAC Box offices Tuesday-Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling the Bardavon (845) 473-5288, UPAC, (845)-339-6088 or by emailing [email protected]. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.ticketmaster.com but fees apply. Visit bardavon.org for more information.

• People’s Place, in partnership with Institute for Animal Happiness, has brought back the Happy Cart to the parking lot at 17 Saint James St., Kingston, every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. The Happy Cart offers plant-based food to the community to taste and is free. Visit happyvegancart.org for more information.

• People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center’s monthly Evening Of Holistic Health collaboration with the Holistic Health Community continues the first Wednesday evening of each month from 3 to 7 p.m. at 775 Broadway, Kingston. Visit https://peoplesplacewec.simplybook.me/v2 for more information.

• People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center offers free weekly workshops, featuring wellness classes, health screenings, nutritional guidance, alternative health modalities, and financial education. 775 Broadway, Kingston. For more information and to register for workshops, visit www.peoplesplace.org/wellness-empowerment-center/ or call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. at 17 St. James St., Kingston. Donations of fresh and shelf-stable foods are being accepted. Call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Bounty Table, located just outside the doors, offers free produce, breads, baked goods, dairy items and proteins. The items change daily and are first-come, first-serve during business hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (845) 338-4030 for additional information.

• Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin’s “Tongues and Savage Love” featuring Estelle Parsons, David Strathairn and Jack DeJohnette will take place Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Woodstock Playhouse at 103 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Tickets are $50, $60 and $70 and are available online only at https://www.woodstockplayhouse.org/.

• Emmy Award-winning comedian David Cross, with special guest Sean Patton will perform at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. as part of his “Worst Daddy in the World Tour.” Tickets are $42.50 or $62.50. Tickets are available at the Bardavon and UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston, Tuesdays to Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling the Bardavon (845) 473-5288, UPAC, (845)-339-6088 or by emailing [email protected]. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.ticketmaster.com but fees apply. Visit bardavon.org for more information.

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