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Ulster County Events April 2014

Ellenville  

Craigsmoor Artists’ Exhibition at Ellenville Regional Hospital. Four Craigsmoor artists—Tom Bolger, Jeff Kraft, Richard Arnold, and John Patrick Hart—present works of contemporary realism in various mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, and ink. Healing Arts Gallery at Ellenville Regional Hospital. 10 Healthy Way, Ellenville. ellenvilleregional.org. 845-210-3043. March 3-April 25, 8am-8pm.

Gardiner
The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age. Geological history and tour presented by professors Robert and Johanna Titus. Event is free but reservations are required. Mohonk Preserve. Route 44-55, Gardiner. 845-255-0919. mohonkpreserve.org. April 5, 3-4:30pm.
Easter Egg Hunt. Children ages 1-12 are welcome to register for this free event by phone. Majestic Park. Murphy Lane, Gardiner. 845-255-9675 extension 100. April 12, 12pm.
Toddlers on the Trail: Signs of Spring. Explore shady hemlock groves, cross-seasonal streams, and move at a toddler’s pace on this 1.5-mile hike. Call for reservations; children ages 2-6 welcome when accompanied by an adult. Mohonk Preserve. Route 44-55, Gardiner. 845-255-0919. mohonkpreserve.org. April 18, 10am–12pm.
Highland
Jeepers Peepers Spring Moon Walk. A unique event that features a nighttime walk on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot. 101 New Paltz Road, Highland. 845-691-2066. hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net. April 11, 7:30-9pm.
Easter Magic in the Hamlet of Highland. Starting at the Methodist Church, the event will feature story time, an Easter parade, an egg hunt, and treats and hot chocolate from “Peter Rabbit’s Potting Shed.” Highland. 845-691-8011. townoflloyd.com. April 12, 10am.
Kerhonkson
Rock ‘N’ Roll Resort Presents “The Dream Machine.” This three-day multimedia experience will showcase an eclectic mix of musical entertainment, collaborative live art, activities including a disc-golf tournament and mini-golf tournament, workshops, theme nights, diverse eateries, and festival vendors. Weekend pass costs $125; local discount available. Hudson Valley Resort & Spa. 400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson. rocknrollresort.com. 413-734-9496. April 4-April 6.
Kingston
Call for Entry to 18th Annual “Fall for Art” Show. The Jewish Federation of Ulster County invites Hudson Valley Artists of all media to submit work for their juried art show and fundraiser to be held in September. Submissions should be sent via e-mail; artists are asked to attach an entry form, available online, and five high-quality JPEG images of the work they hope to display. fallforart.org. 845-338-8131. March 3-April 30.
Ham Radio and Emergency Communications Session. In this workshop, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Transition Hub, electrical engineer and ham radio operator Dave Hotchfelder will teach basic emergency communications and ham radio instruction. Kingston YMCA. 507 Broadway, Kingston. 646-241-8386. transitionmidatlantic.org. April 3, 6-8:30pm.
4th Annual Charlie Chaplin Tribute Exhibit. Photos, articles, music, books, films, and memorabilia will be on display. Call for gallery hours. Little Shop of Horses. 37 North Front Street, Kingston. 845-340-0501. Exhibition on view April 5-May 31. Opening reception April 5, 5pm-8pm.
Sugaring Off, 18th Century Style. Join the staff of the Senate House State Historic Site to celebrate the maple season. Activities include boiling maple sap to syrup, making jack wax candy, baking molasses cornbread and waffles over an open fire, hewing a log into a trough and making wooden buckets and spiles which are used to collect the sap. Senate House and Museum, 396 Fair Street, Kingston. 845-338-2786. April 5, 11am-3pm.
Charlie Chaplin Birthday Costume Party and Film Screening. This event will include a social hour, food and birthday cake, and a screening of the documentary Unknown Chaplin. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Chaplin-era clothing. Little Shop of Horses. 37 North Front Street, Kingston. 845-340-0501. April 19, 5pm-9pm.
Resilience Stories: An Evening of Potluck and Storytelling. Participants are invited to tell a story of withstanding and rebounding from a “shock to the system.” Hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub, the Woodstock Time Bank, New York State Storytellers, and the Hudson River Playback Theater, the event strives to create a safe place for transformative public self-expression. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills. 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston. 646-241-8386. resiliencestories.net. April 23, 6-8:30pm.
Kiwanis Kingston Classic Race. Race through one of the Hudson Valley’s most historic cities; the course offers “a distance for everyone,” from a mile to a marathon. Registration starts at $10; register through April 24. Race starts at 170 North Front Street, Kingston. 845-247-7275. hitsrunning.com. April 27.
Marlboro
The Falcon. Chris O’Leary Band–April 3. Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits–April 4. David Johansen with Brian Koonin–April 5. Sunday Brunch with the Willa McCarthy Band–April 6. Michael T Band’s B3 Birthday Bash–April 6. Rhett Miller with opener Ryan Dieringer–April 9. Benefit for Ben Ehrsam with Larry Coryell and Gil Parris, opener Bobby DiBlasio–April 10. CKS, A Blues, Soul and Rock Super Group with opener Dylan Doyle Trio–April 11. Ed Palermo Big Band Presents Zodd Zundgren, a Zappa/Rundgren Mash-Up–April 12. Sunday Brunch with Kate Baker and Vic Juris Duo–April 13. Bobby Avey Group with Miguel Zenon–April 13. Purchase Jazz Orchestra with Todd Coolman–April 16. Pierre Bensusan–April 17. The Cookers with Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart, David Weiss, Donald Harrison, George Cables, and Cecil McBee–April 18. The Holmes Brothers–April 19. Easter Sunday Brunch with the Saints of Swing–April 20. bigBANG Plays Mostly Mingus–April 23. Ali Ryerson Quartet–April 24. Jonah Smith Band with opener Lost Leaders–April 25. New Riders of The Purple Sage and Stir Fried–April 26. Sunday Brunch with Bob Stump and the Roadside Attraction–April 27. Benefit for Ed Frinfrock with The Trapps, Twist & Shout (Beatles Tribute) and Bob Stump and the Roadside Attraction–April 27. The Falcon. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 845-236-7970. liveatthefalcon.com.
Go Green! Dinner and Exhibit. Southern Ulster Chamber of Commerce presents a talk by Steve Osborn—owner of the completely green Stoutridge Vineyard—followed by winery tours, tastings, and a buffet dinner. Tickets are $28. Stoutridge Vineyard Winery. 9 Ann Kaley Lane, Marlboro. 845-691-6070. southernulsterchamber.org. April 9, 4-9pm.
New Paltz
Photo Hike from Lake Minnewaska to Gertrude’s Nose. A hike through Minnewaska State Park led by Brian Sullivan. Bring camera, water, and snacks. Meet at Trailways. Corner of Prospect Road and Main Street, New Paltz. 845-594-9545. April 5, 10am.
Banjo Legend Tony Trischka. Tony Trischka, one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world, will perform old favorites and new arrangements in support of his new album, Great Big World. Tickets start at $24. Unison Arts Center. 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. 845-255-1559. unisonarts.org. April 5, 8pm.
Jen Chapin Trio. A mix of urban, folk, and soul music. Tickets start at $22. Unison Arts Center. 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. 845-255-1559. unisonarts.org. April 12, 8pm.
12th Annual Complementary Medicine Conference. A one-day educational conference focusing on whole person treatment (including mind, body, and spirit); food as medicine; herbal and nutritional supplements; complementary therapies, and more. Tickets are $35; register online. SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center. 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz. 845-255-6340. breastcanceroptions.org. April 27, 8am-4pm.
Earth Day Fair 2014. A community-wide gathering and celebration of sustainability and earth-wise practices. Reformed Church of New Paltz. 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz. 845-255-6340. reformedchurchofnewpaltz.org. April 27, 11am-3pm.
Olivebridge
Ashokan Spring Break Day Camp. This exciting, educational, and fun one-week camp offers classes in aquatic ecology, animal tracks and traces, nature art, hiking, orienteering, blacksmithing, survival, cooking, traditional music and dance, and more. Tuition is $200; see website for more information. Ashokan Center. 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge. ashokancenter.org. 845-657-8333. April 14-April 18, 8am-6pm.
Port Ewen
A Juried Show of Art by Students of Mira Fink. The third exhibit by Mira’s students, this show will feature work from those who have taken classes in watercolor or mixed media art play. Duck Pond Gallery at Town of Esopus Library. 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. mirafink.com. 845-338-5580. Exhibition on view April 5-April 28. Opening reception April 5, 5pm-8pm.
Rochester
Earth Day Road Cleanup. Town of Rochester residents are invited to join-in on this annual community event in honor of Earth Day. Refreshments available on April 26 for all who participate. Contact the Youth Commission office to register a road. youthcommission@hvc.rr.com. April 19 and April 26.
Rosendale
War Horse. This live performance portrays an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France through music, songs, drama, and puppetry. Tickets are $12. Rosendale Theatre. 408 Main Street, Rosendale. rosendaletheatre.org. 845-658-8989. April 2, 1pm.
Screening of the Park Avenue Armory Event. To honor the 95th anniversary of the birth of American dance legend Merce Cunningham, Rosendale Theatre will screen the filmed version of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s final performance at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory. This film is presented as part of “Dance Film Sundays.” Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Rosendale Theatre. 408 Main Street, Rosendale. rosendaletheatre.org. 845-658-8989. April 13, 2pm.
Stone Ridge
Screening of The Healthcare Movie. Presented free of charge by the Roundout Valley Holistic Health Community, this documentary explores the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people. Marbletown Community Center. 3564 Main Street, Stone Ridge. rvhhc.org. April 3, 7-9pm.
Community Holistic Healthcare Day. A wide variety of holistic health modalities will be available to the community free of charge, though patients are invited to give a donation to the Roundout Valley Holistic Health Community. Appointments can be made on a first-come, first-served basis upon check-in. Marbletown Community Center. 3564 Main Street, Stone Ridge. rvhhc.org. April 15, 4-8pm.
Holistic Self-Care Class: Healthy Desserts for the Spring. Presented as part of the Roundout Valley Holistic Health Community’s monthly class series, this course will be taught by Holly Shelowitz, a culinary nutrition counselor and real food educator. Family Traditions. 3853 Main Street, Stone Ridge. rvhhc.org and familytraditionsstoneridge.com. April 17, 7-8:30pm.
15th Annual Garden Day. This one-day gardening extravaganza, presented by the Ulster County Master Gardener Program, features over 16 classes and a horticulture marketplace. This year’s program focuses on edibles and ornamentals. Pre-register for classes online. SUNY Ulster. 491 Cottrekill Road, Stone Ridge. 845-340-3990. cceulster.org. April 12, 8:30am-4:15pm.
Woodstock
Woodstock Writers Festival. This yearly event offers quality programming, mind-blowing speakers, fabulous parties, life-changing workshops, and the general merriment of Woodstock. Individual event and full-festival passes available. Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock. woodstockwriters.com. April 3-April 6.
Bearsville Theater. Awesome Mother Roadshow Presents: Frank Gadler and the AMROD Band CD Release Party–April 4. Shawn Mullins with Max Gomez–April 5. Jon Anderson of–April 8 and April 9. Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys–April 10. Professor Louie and the Crowmatix with Dusty Wright–April 12. Cover to Cover Performing Radiohead’s The Bends–April 19. Laughingstock with Caroline Rhea Benefits Comedy for a Cause­April 26. Bearsville Theater. 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock. 845-679-4406. bearsvilletheater.com.
Along His Own Lines: A Retrospective of New York Realist Eugene Speicher. This panel discussion features exhibition curator Valerie Ann Leeds, Bard College art history professor Tom Wolf, and Dorsky Museum curator Daniel Belasco. Woodstock Artists Association and Museum. 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock. 845-679-2940. woodstockart.org. April 12, 1pm.

Event Highlights have been compiled by Alecia Eberhardt