June 26, 2023 – Daily Freeman

June 26, 2023 – Daily Freeman

Pink lilies are in full bloom adjacent to the first tee at Apple Greens Golf Course in Highland, N.Y., on Saturday, June 24, 2023. (Tania Barricklo/Daily Freeman)

• Hudson Valley English Dance will take place Saturday, July 1, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Reformed Church of Port Ewen, 160 Salem St., Port Ewen. A workshop will take place at 7 p.m. Live music will be provided by the band Tiddly Pom. Enjoy colonial dancing in an air-cooled room to traditional tunes played by local musicians. The cost is $10, $5 for full-time students. Come alone or bring friends. Wear comfortable shoes. Potluck refreshments will be served at the break. The workshop at 7 p.m. is important for newcomers to better understand the vocabulary of English Country Dance. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks are required. Visit or call Lindsay at (845) 232-1918 for more information.

• High Falls Voices, programs featuring distinguished authors in the community, take place Thursday, June 29 and July 6, at The Sheeley House, 6 Fairview Ave., High Falls. The June 29 program will feature Matt Spireng, Karen Jenson and David Gonzalez. The July 6 program will feature Elana Bell and Jai Chakrabarti. A reception will follow both programs. Light refreshments will be available along with books signed by the authors for purchase. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested. To RSVP, send an email to [email protected], or by phone or text to (917) 705-8711. Do not respond to The Sheeley House directly.

• The comedy “The 39 Steps” continues its run at Shadowland Stages, 157 Canal St., Ellenville, through Sunday, July 9. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you get this fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This two-time Tony Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs and over 150 characters. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $43 and $46 for evening performances, $39 and $43 for matinee performances. Visit or call the box office at (845) 647-5511 for more information.

• “Canada’s Queen of Americana” Lynne Hanson and guitarist Blair Michael Hogan will perform at Phoenicia United Methodist Church at 29 Church St., Phoenicia, on Saturday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the latest installment in the Flying Cat Music series. Hanson blends blues and folk. Tickets are $18 until 3 p.m. on show day and then $20, (cash only) at the door. For more information and tickets, visit

• 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.

• “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

• 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, held in the municipal parking lot located at 61 E. Market St., will feature over 30 vendors. New vendors will include 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

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• “Crossing Delancey” is being presented by Coach House Players, 12 Augusta St., Kingston, on July 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and July 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Ticket reservations can be made online at with prices at $20, $18 for seniors 62 and older and $10 for youngsters 18 and under. Note that a credit card processing fee will be added at time of reservation. The theater is air- conditioned and handicapped-accessible with assistance.

• The Women Photographers Collective of the Hudson Valley’s exhibit “Beneath the Surface” will take place at the Olive Free Library, 4033 state Route 28A, West Shokan, through July 8. Participating artists include Gail Albert, Ana Bergen, Shari Diamond, Jill Enfield, Lori Grinker, Maria Fernanda Hubeaut, Kay Kenny, Dorethea Marcus, Meryl Meisler, Charley Mitcherson, Susan Phillips, Carla Shapiro and Ruth Wetzel. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery will host a free educational tour of its crematory facilities at 205 West O’Reilly St., Kingston, on Saturday, July 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. The free educational tour will give those on hand the chance to see the cemetery’s crematory and learn about the crematory and cremation process. The event begins promptly at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served throughout the event. To RSVP, call Wiltwyck’s offices at (845) 331-0199 by Thursday, July 6. For more information visit

•  The Fisher Center at Bard is holding a 20th-anniversary celebration beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, featuring tours, food, music and performances. Admission is free and a day pass ticket reservation is recommended for those planning to attend. Day pass tickets grant access to the site and visitors can choose which activities they want to participate in. Visit

• Friends of Clermont will host a morning tea on Saturday, July 29, at 10 a.m. to celebrate the restoration of the formal gardens at the Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Ave., Germantown. The event will take place in the gardens. The event features a silent auction, internationally-recognized tea bag art and a book signing by local artist Ruby Silvious. There will also be food by Rob Handel Cateringand music from area classical guitarist David Temple. Admission is $50 per person. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free. To purchase tickets, visit

• 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.

• Bethel Ame Church, 123 Mansion St., Coxsackie, will offer meals of barbecue ribs or chicken dinners on Saturday, July 15, starting at noon. Meals are $15, with combos at $20. Dinners will include green beans, macaroni salad, corn on the cob and cake. Preorders can be made by calling (518) 731-8887. Preorders will be accepted until Friday, July 14.

•  The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase will present The Secret Trio in concert at Maverick Concerts, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, on Friday, July 7, at 8 p.m. The Secret Trio is comprised of Ara Dinkjian, Ismail Lumanovsk and Tamer Pinarbşı. They will play on oud, clarinet and kanun performing original pieces that span the Middle East, Balkan dance beats and elements of jazz, rock, classical and world music. Tickets are $20 in advance or on the day of the show. Doors open at 7 p.m.  For more information and tickets, visit

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• The Kingston Midtown Arts District’s ninth annual Celebration of the Arts EXPO returns Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event offers attendees a hands-on opportunity to experience various art forms. Professional teaching artists will lead interactive art workshops including, dance, music, performing arts and folk arts, discussions and demonstrations. For more information and eligibility/submission guidelines for professional artists, please visit

• Kingston’s Children’s Day Parade returns Friday, July 14, with the theme of “Out of This World.” The parade will step off from Pine Grove Avenue onto Broadway, at 6 p.m. The procession will then head up Broadway and onto Albany Avenue. It will then make a right turn onto Clinton Avenue before hanging another right onto Westbrook Lane. The parade will conclude at Kingston Plaza towards the back of Herzog’s store. Registration for participation in the Children’s Day Parade is open at For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation office at (845) 481-7330 or email [email protected].

• The Rosendale Street Festival, will take place July 15 and 16 on Main Street in Rosendale. Planning meetings have begun and interested volunteers can contact Dana at [email protected] for meeting schedules and more information.

• Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale, will present the 1954 Japanese version of the movie “Godzilla” on Saturday, July 22, from 9:30 to 11 p.m. This film is the original, uncut Japanese release. Admission is $10, $6 for theatre members. Visit for tickets. Call (845) 658-8989 or send an email to [email protected] for more information.

• 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 are Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 29, at 4 p.m., Sunday, July 30, at 2 p.m. and 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 July 28 and Aug. 4 performances. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children with concessions available. For more information and tickets visit

•  Singer-Songwriter Iron and Wine with special guest Half Gringa perform at the Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, on Friday, July 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35.  Call (845) 473-5288, (845)-339-6088 or email [email protected]. Tickets can also be purchased online at but fees apply.

• The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase will present Hubby Jenkins in concert at Maverick Concerts, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock on Friday, July 28, at 8 p.m.  Brooklyn-born and raised, Jenkins plays guitar, banjo, and mandolin, claps the bones and sings in rich tenor as he effortlessly slides from Black Appalachian North Carolina banjo to deep roots blues. As an integral member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and later the Rhiannon Giddens Band, Jenkins has performed across the world at festivals and venues. Tickets are $20 in advance or on the day of the show. Doors open at 7 p.m.  For more information and tickets, visit

• 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]

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• The Cave Mountain Catskills Music Festival at Windham Mountain takes place on Sept.15 and 16. Headliners include Weezer and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Radio Woodstock announced. Tickets are $199 plus fees for a Friday and Saturday pass. One-day passes for Friday or Saturday are $125 plus fees. One-day parking passes are $28-40  Two-day parking passes range from $56 to $80 including fees. Tickets can be purchased at

• 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 but fees apply. Visit 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 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 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 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.

• The 34th annual Tivoli Wide Yard Sale takes place Saturday, July 29, starting at 9 a.m., rain or shine. A comprehensive map showing the locations of each sale will be distributed at the Four Corners. For more information, call the Tivoli Village Office at (845) 757-2021.

• 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 but fees apply. Visit for more information.

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