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Ulster County Events – July 2014

Grahamsville (Sullivan County)


Neversink Afternoon of History. The Time and the Valleys Museum presents a collection of photos, records, stories, and artifacts from the Town of Neversink. Local photographer Laverne Black will also be presenting a program entitled “Tramping Along the Neversink River.” Visitors are encouraged to bring photos or artifacts of their own to share. Daniel Pierce Library Community Room. 328 Main Street, Grahamsville. 845-985-7700. timeandthevalleysmuseum.org. July 12. 2pm.

Old Time Fair and Chicken BBQ. This free, family-friendly event features “old-fashioned” activities like corn shucking, skillet throwing, ice cream making, blacksmithing, spinning and quilting demonstrations. A barbecue dinner will be available for purchase beginning at 1pm. Grahamsville Fairgrounds. Route 55, Grahamsville. 845-985-7700. timeandthevalleysmuseum.org. July 26. 11am–5pm.

High Falls

A Fair Day in High Falls. A day-long festival that offers activities for the whole family as well as food and vendors. The High Falls Civic Association is also seeking interested vendors and volunteers. Fair will take place throughout several streets in central High Falls. 845-687-3473. highfallscivic.org. July 12. 12pm–dusk.

Kingston

45th Annual Children’s Day Parade. The theme of this year’s floats and costumes will be “Celebrating Dr. Seuss.” The parade will culminate in a carnival and fireworks show at Kingston Plaza. Route begins at Kingston High School. 403 Broadway, Kingston. 845-481-7332. kingston-ny.gov. July 11. 6pm.

ASK for Music Presents Alice BrightSky and Dean Batsone. Each month, ASK invites some of the Hudson Valley’s best acoustic musicians to perform at their headquarters. Alice BrightSky’s music is a mix of folk, rock, soul, and funk; Dean Batsone’s music is best described as Americana folk. Suggested donation is $6. Arts Society of Kingston. 97 Broadway, Kingston. 845-338-0331. askforarts.org. July 18. 8pm.

A Virtual Visit to Paul Cézanne’s Studio, Presented by Sevan Melikyan. This lecture focuses on French painter Cézanne’s final years and the studio he built in 1901, just five years before his death; it will also explore why the studio-turned-museum, Atelier Cézanne, is so popular, despite not housing a single original Cézanne work. Arts Society of Kingston. 97 Broadway, Kingston. 845-338-0331. askforarts.org. July 22. 6pm.

Marlboro

Live Music at The Falcon. Burnell Pines. July 2. Michael T Band. July 6. Tisziji Munoz Quartet, featuring Marilyn Crispell. July 4. Ben Fields and Adrien Reju. July 5. Sunday Brunch with Alexis P. Suter’s Ministers of Sound. July 6. Cameron Brown and Dannie’s Calypso. July 6. Vaneese Thomas. July 9. Soñando. July 11. The Big Takeover. July 12. Sunday Brunch with the Judith Tulloch Band. July 13. Locos por Juana. July 13. David Bromberg and Larry Campbell. July 16–17. Les Paul’s Trio. July 18. Chris Bergson Band (and opener Defunct Radio Circus). July 19. Sunday Brunch with Big Joe Fitz and the Lo-Fis. July 20. Johnny Rawls. July 20. Dayna Kurtz. July 21. Tom Freund and Friends. July 25. “Anything Mose”—the Mose Allison Project featuring Richard Julian. July 26. Sunday Brunch with the Erik Lawrence Quartet. July 27. John Cleary. July 27. Dayna Kurtz. July 28. Living with Elephants (and opener Liana Gabel). July 30. Gina Sicilia (and opener Jim Hayes). July 31. The Falcon. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 845-235-7970. liveatthefalcon.com. Sunday Brunch begins at 10am; all other shows begin at 7pm.

Mt. Tremper

Family Fun and Fish Day. This event invites the whole family to learn how to fish, how to identify fish, and more about aquatic ecology. Equipment will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own if they prefer. A barbecue will follow. Kenneth Wilson State Park. 859 Wittenberg Road, Mt. Tremper. 845-688-3047, ext. 3. ashokanstreams.org. July 27. 11am.

New Paltz

“The Prince and the Sphinx.” This 90 Miles Off Broadway’s children’s summer theatre production will bring ancient Egypt to life with original script, music, and lyrics. The cast includes singers and dancers ages 9–13 and a live pit band. Tickets are $8 at the door. The Social Hall (lower level), The Reformed Church. 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz. July 23–24. 10am. July 25–26. 10am and 2pm.

Phoenicia

Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. This world-class festival of vocal performances will feature diverse musical selections including opera, gospel, world music, show tunes, and more. Times and ticket prices vary. Multiple venues within Phoenicia. 845-586-3588. phoeniciavoicefest.org. July 30–August 3.

Rosendale

Rosendale Summer Market. Vendors include Maynard Orchards, Good Flavor Farm, Three Sisters Farm, Wright’s Orchards, Twisted Jeanne’s, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy, Bread Alone Bakery, and more. Live acoustic music and children’s activities at every market. Behind the Rosendale Theatre. 408 Main Street, Rosendale. 845-658-8348. Every Sunday. 9am–2pm.

Reading of the Declaration of Independence. In celebration of Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence will be read aloud by a group of civic and business leaders, teachers, artists, and other community members. After the presentation, coffee and breakfast birthday cake will be available at the Alternative Baker. Rosendale Theatre. 408 Main Street, Rosendale. 845-658-8989. rosendaletheatre.org. July 4. 9:30am.

“Aesop Bops!” This one-man performance piece by nationally acclaimed actor, musician, and storyteller David Gonzalez will put a new spin on Aesop’s classic fables. Presented as part of the Fun! Summer Family Series, perfect for school-age children. Children’s tickets are $10; adults’ are $12. Rosendale Theatre. 408 Main Street, Rosendale. 845-658-8989. rosendaletheatre.org. July 12. 11am.

Saugerties

Garden Conservancy Open Days. Saugerties’ best private gardens will open their gates to visitors for self-guided tours. No reservations required. Admission is $5 per garden; children 12 and under are admitted free. See website or call for specific locations. 888-842-2442. opendaysprogram.org. July 12. 10am–4pm.

HITS-on-the-Hudson Series IV. An exhibition of world-class equestrian show jumping to benefit Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-profit serving Ulster County. Shows free except Sundays; on Sundays, adult admission is $5. See website for full schedule of events. HITS-on-the-Hudson. 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties. 845-246-8833. hitsshows.com. July 16-20.

Ulster Park

“Native American Place Names in Ulster County: Sharing the Stories of the Land.” Acclaimed author and Native American scholar Evan Pritchard will draw on Native American linguistics and oral tradition, colonial records, and archeology to offer explanations for the names we use for our cities, towns, waterways, and roads. Presentation is free and open to all. Klyne Esopus Museum. 764 Route 9W, Ulster Park. 845-331-8109. klyneesopusmuseum.us. July 19. 6pm.

West Shokan

River of Words Poetry and Arts Workshop Series. This family-focused series of classes, hosted by poet and environmental educator Richard Parisio, children’s book illustrator Melanie Hall, and book artist Karen Levine, guides participants as they explore nature and then use words and art to express their experiences. A handmade, bound book will be completed on the final day of class. Children ages 7 and up are welcome with a guardian. Free; pre-registration required. Olive Free Library. 4033 New York 28A, West Shokan. 845-657-2482. olivefreelibrary.org. July 11, 18, 25, and August 1. 10am–12pm.

Petting Zoo and Pollinator Garden Tours. The Olive 4-H Girls group will bring their cutest goats to the library for petting, photos, and education about keeping goats. The group will also be giving tours of their newly established garden, planted to attract butterflies, bees, and other beneficial pollinators. Olive Free Library. 4033 New York 28A, West Shokan. 845-657-2482. olivefreelibrary.org. July 12. 11am–2pm.

Reading and Crafting with Author Amie Borst. Amie Borst, who co-writes humorous children’s and young adult “horror” books with her teenage daughter, Bethanie, will read from Cinderskella and a preview of her next book, Little Dead Riding Hood. Bethanie and Amie will then lead the audience in making a themed craft. Olive Free Library. 4033 New York 28A, West Shokan. 845-657-2482. olivefreelibrary.org. July 12. 2pm.

East Coast Swing Dance Lesson. Competitive swing dancer and instructor Nancy Doyle will offer a lesson in the East Coast Swing Dance style followed by a swing dance. All levels of skill are welcome and no partner is required; soft-soled shoes are recommended. Olive Free Library. 4033 New York 28A, West Shokan. 845-657-2482. olivefreelibrary.org. July 12. 7pm.

Woodstock

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary July Jamboree. The sanctuary invites the whole family to “frolic with goats, give a belly rub to the pigs, cuddle some chickens and nuzzle with some very friendly sheep” at this event to support their rescue work. Live music, food, and children’s activities will also be offered. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, 35 Van Wagner Road, Woodstock. 845-679-5955. woodstocksanctuary.org. July 5. 11am–4pm.

“Music of the Americas.” This recital—the second of Maverick’s American Landscape series—features prolific classical guitar icon Benjamin Verdery performing a wide range of classical, contemporary, and original music. Beer, wine, and food available at this event. Tickets starts at $25. Maverick Concert Hall. 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock. 845-679-9217. maverickconcerts.org. July 5. 6:30pm.

The Calder Quartet, “California Style.” In this program, presented as ​part of Maverick’s American Landscape series, the widely renowned Calder Quartet will perform music by Beethoven, Leoš Janáček and the contemporary British composer Thomas Adès. Tickets start at $25. Maverick Concert Hall. 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock. 845-679-9217. maverickconcerts.org. July 6. 4pm.

Garden Conservancy Open Days. The best private gardens of the hamlets of Bearsville and Willow will open their gates to visitors for self-guided tours. No reservations required. Admission is $5 per garden; children 12 and under are admitted free. See website or call for specific locations. 888-842-2442. opendaysprogram.org. July 12. 10am–4pm.

The Ensō String Quartet in Concert with Pianist Frederic Chiu, “The Radical Conservative.” This program, part of Maverick’s season-long exploration of Richard Strauss’ work, will include a portion of Strauss’ rarely heard string quartet along with works by Mozart, Erwin Schulhoff, and Franz Schmidt. Tickets start at $25. Maverick Concert Hall. 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock. 845-679-9217. maverickconcerts.org. July 13. 4pm.

Maverick Presents a Series of Young People’s Concerts. This popular series will return again this year to Maverick Concerts’ picturesque woodland music barn. Young people under 16 are admitted free; adult tickets are $5. Programs are aimed at school-age children. Maverick Concert Hall. 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock. 845-679-9217. maverickconcerts.org. July programs: Kim and Reggie Harris, July 12. Elizabeth Mitchell and Family, July 19. 11am.

The Harlem Quartet, “New York to Paris.” This performance, part of the popular “Jazz at the Maverick” series, will feature compositions by Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Walter Piston, and Alexander Borodin. Beer, wine, and light provisions available at this event. Tickets start at $25. Maverick Concert Hall. 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock. 845-679-9217. maverickconcerts.org. July 13. 6:30pm.