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Ulster County Events – March 2014

Boiceville
Reservoir Food Pantry Food and Fund Drive. Needed are canned or dry goods. Cash donations are also welcome. Also, if you’d like to drop off a donation anytime during March, the Pantry has a drop box. Drop box. Coldwell Banker Office. 3998 Route 28, Boiceville. Fund Drive. Boiceville IGA Market. 4105 Route 28m Boiceville. 845-657-4192. Saturday, March 22. 10am-5pm.
Ellenville
Blood Drive. The American Red Cross and Ellenville Regional Hospital will join together for a community blood drive. March is Red Cross Month. All presenting donors during the month of March will receive a limited edition decal to show your Red Cross support. Ellenville Regional Hospital. 10 Healthy Way, Ellenville. redcrossblood.org. 1-800-733-2767 or 845-647-6400 x 226. Friday, March 7. 9am-2pm.
Gardiner
Kids Day in the Sugarbush. Short hike and sweet treat. Learn about maple sugaring during an easy one-mile hike. Children ages 4 and up. Dress appropriately. Reservations required. $5 per person at time of registration. Mohonk Preserve. 3197 Route 44 55, Gardiner. mohonkpreserve.org/event. Snow date March 9. Sunday, March 2. 1-3pm.
Kingston
Film Series at The Tibetan Center. A series of unique films about Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan culture, by Asian, European, and American filmmakers. Werner Herzog’s Wheel of Time (2003). This film is about the creation of a Kalachakra mandala and associated ceremonies in India. It unfolds in a dreamlike way with Herzog’s gentle voice, and is stunning in both its objectivity and sensitivity. Shadow Circus, by Ritu Sarin and Tenzin Sonam (1998); Bringing Tibet Home by Tenzin Tsetan Choklay (2013); and Silent Holy Stones by Pema Tseden (2005). All of these films are by Tibetan film makers about Tibetan resistance, exile, and life in Tibet. Pema Tseden has been described as one of the main contributors to the emergence of Tibetan Cinema. When the Bough Breaks by Ji Dan (2011); Lost Horizon (1937); and Nicholas Roerich: Messenger of Beauty (1997). Ji Dan shows the struggle of migrant Chinese daughters to gain access to an education and Messenger of Beauty is about the artist who painted the Himalayas. Each film will be shown on one Saturday per month. $8. The Tibetan Center. 875 Route 28, Kingston. tibetancenter.org. 845-383-1774.
Bike It! Youth Bicycling Program. Open to kids aged 10-15. Eight sessions held on Saturdays starting April 5. Each session includes instruction and a bike ride. All participants receive a T-shirt, water bottle, patch kit and bike multi-tool. Bikes and helmets are provided, or bring your own. Registration for YMCA Members $30, Non-members $40. Scholarships are available-no one is turned away. YMCA. 507 Broadway, Kingston. ymcaulster.org. 845-338-3810 x102. 9am-12pm.
Tibetan World Music Concert. Renowned folk and freedom singer/songwriter Techung, and his band, will be performing. The event is a unique opportunity to hear traditional and contemporary Tibetan music live. Tibetan music and performing arts are at risk of disappearing in occupied Tibet, so Techung’s music is a valuable contribution to the preservation of Tibetan culture. in advance $15, at the door $18. Table seating, light refreshments. The Tibetan Center. 845 Route 28, Kingston. info@tibetancenter.org. 845-383-1774. Sunday, March 9. 2pm.
Kingston Farmers’ Winter Market. Baked goods, fresh foods, fruit and vegetables, wines and much more. Bethany Hall, Old Dutch Church. 272 Wall Street, Kingston. kingstonfarmersmarket.org. 347-276-2606. Saturday, March 1 and 15. 10am-2pm.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites. Suitable for Pre-K to second grade. Schools, children and members $6, adults $10. UPAC. 601 Broadway, Kingston. upac.org. 473-5288 x106. March 18. 10am.
26th Annual Shamrock Run and St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Two mile race finishes at the foot of Broadway. Followed by St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Celebrate the Wearing of the green down Broadway, with numerous bands, floats and marchers. Race. Academy green at Governor Clinton Apartments. 1 Albany Avenue, Kingston. shamrockrunners.org. Race check-in. 10am-12:30pm. Race starts. 12:50. Parade. Kingston plaza to the Rondout Waterfront District. AOH.com. 1pm. Sunday, March 16.
Clearwaters Winter Open Boats. Potluck and open jam. Refreshments, stories, live music. Bring a favorite dish and instrument. Free and open to the public. Donations appreciated. Hudson River Maritime Museum, in the barn in Kingston Home Port and Education Center. 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston. Clearwater.org. 265-8080 x7105. Saturday, March 15.
31st Annual Festival of Dance. An exciting celebration of dance, with performances featuring various styles of dance and top notch dance companies, showcasing choreographers and dancers. Produced by the Ulster Ballet Company. Adults $20, seniors and students $15, UPAC or Bardavon members and groups of over 10 $12. UPAC. 601 Broadway, Kingston. ulsterballet.org. 339-6088 or 800-745-3000. Saturday, March 22. 8pm.
Kingston Model Train and Railroad Hobby Show. Largest model train and hobby show in Ulster County. Train layouts, dealer tables, operating toy trains, food, raffles, Thomas the Train trains and more. Handicap accessible. adults $6, kids under 12 $1. Murphy Midtown Center. 467 Broadway, Kingston. kingstontrainshow.com. 481-4198. Sunday, March 23. 10am-4pm.
Kingston’s Buried Treasures. Kingston in the Civil War-The 20th, 120th, and 156th regiments by Civil War Historian Gary Schussler. Free. Vanderlyn Gallery, Senate House Museum. 296 Fair Street, Kingston. 340-3055. Friday, March 21. 5:30pm.
Marlboro
The Falcon. “Veteran’s Build” Habitat for Humanity Luncheon Concert with Chris O’Leary Band. March 1. Sunday Brunch with Willa McCarthy Band. March 2. Banda Magda. March 7. Chris Bergson Band CD Release Event-Openter-Good Night Brother. March 8. Sunday Brunch with Bernstein Bard Quartet. March 9. Meg Hutchinson. March 9. Matt Schofield Trio. March 12. The Trapps. March 13. Marco Benevento. March 15. Sunday Brunch with Rob Paparozzi and Pete Levin Quartet featuring Lee Falco and Rob Reich. March 16. Popa Chubby. March 16. Bucky Pizzarelli and Ed Laub Duo. March 20. Poundcake with Teddy Thompson –Opener- RoseAnn Fino. March 22. Sunday Brunch with Gustafer Yellowgold. March 23. Gabe Butterfield Band. March 27. Carmen Souza. March 28. Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band. March 29. Sunday Brunch. March 30. Sonando. March 30. The Falcon. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. liveatthefalcon.com. 845-236-7970.
New Paltz
SUNY New Paltz Excavations. Dr. Joseph Diamond, Chair of the Anthropology Department at SUNY New Paltz, will be presenting the findings of the 2013 excavations of the Reformed Church. General $8, seniors and students $5. Historic Huguenot Street. 6 Broadhead Avenue, New Paltz. huguenotstreet.org. 255-1660. May 27. 7-8pm.
International Women’s Day. Pre-registration recommended-limited space. Workshops-A Celebration of Women’s Voices: Women Writers Past and Present Conference. Conference for writers of all levels. In honor of Women’s History Month. New Paltz. susan@huguenotstreet.org. 255-1660 x104. Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9.
Sangria and St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrate the Irish with some great local wine. Robibero Winery. 714 Albany Post Road, New Paltz. rnewyorkwine.com. 255-9463. Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16. 11am-6pm.
Olivebridage
Maple Fest at The Ashokan Center. Family fun, hands-on activities, music and a pancake breakfast. Pancakes served hot off the grill all day topped with Ashokan Maple Syrup. Tap a tree and watch syrup being made. Blacksmithing. Music with Jay and Molly and Mike and Ruthy. A puppet show with Grian MacGregor and the Ivy Vine Players. Guided hike on Ashokan’s inviting woodland trails to the Cathedral Gorge and our Historic 1885 Covered Bridge. Day activities $5, kids under 5 free. pancake breakfast $5. Blacksmithing $5. Dinner and Dance, $30 online, $35 at the door, kids under 5 free. Dance only, adults $15, teens and under $10, kids under 5 free. The Ashokan Center. Olivebridge. ashokancenter.org. 845-657-8333 x10. March 1. 11am-4pm. Music. 4:30-8pm.
Port Ewen
Ulster County Photography Club. Members Photography Exhibit. Duck Pond Gallery at Town of Esopus Library. 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. March 1-29. Opening reception. Saturday, March 2. 5-8pm. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 10-5:30. Wednesday. 10-8pm. Friday. 10-7pm. Saturday. 10-4pm.
Rosendale
Tanaquil Le Clercq Bio-Documentary: Afternoon of a Faun. Of the great ballerinas of the 20th Century Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. She mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike. The film uses personal photographs and correspondence to explore the little known romantic triangle between herself, Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine, whom she married. She was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped. At age 27, Le Clercq was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again. Adults $10, children 12 and under $6. Rosendale Theater. Main Street Rosendale. rosendaletheatre.org. 845-658-8989. Sunday, March 9. 2pm.
Art in Food and Food in Art. Ms. Peter G. Rose- A New York Council for the Humanities Speaker will give a lusciously illustrated slide-talk on food and drink as seen in the 17th century Dutch Masters, and their relevance to the American Kitchen today. Ms. Rose explores the foodways brought to America more than 300 years ago, and how these foods were adapted under new circumstances. With slides of 40 paintings by the Masters, this lecture will demonstrate past food practices and shed new light on the Colonial diet. Free. Rosendale Public Library. 264 Main Street, Rosendale. rosendalelibrary@hvi.net. 845-658-9013. Wednesday, March 12. 7pm.
The Magic Flute. The cinema version of the Bregenz Festival’s production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classic. The 2013 production of the Bregenz Festival lake stage impresses the audience with a fantastic setting framed by three dog-dragons, each of them more than sixty feet in height. members $10, non-members $12, children 12 and under $6. Rosendale Theatre. Main Street Rosendale. rosendaletheatre.org. 845-658-8989. Sunday, March 16. 2pm.
Saugerties
John Street Jam. Music played in an intimate setting. Refreshments available. $5. Dutch Arms Chapel. 16 John Street, Saugerties. johnstjam.net. 943-6720. Doors open. 6:45pm. Music starts. 7:30pm.
The Joys of Hiking. Listen to Lalita Malik give information about hiking tips and more. Saugerties Public Library. 91 Washington Avenue, Saugerties. saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 246-4317. Monday, March 10. 6-7pm.
15th Annual Fur Ball. Please RSVP by March 12. Fundraiser for the Ulster County SPCA. Diamond Mills. 25 South Partition Street, Saugerties. UCSPCA.org. 331-5377. Saturday, March 22. 5pm.
Brazilian Trio. adults $12, Seniors $10, students free. Saugerties United Methodist Church. Corner of Washington Avenue and Post Street, Saugerties. saugertiespromusica.org. 679-5733 or 256-5021. Sunday, March 16.
Maple Weekend. See first-hand how real maple syrup is made and get a tour of our creek-side maple farm. Two weekends in March. Platte Creek Maple Farm. 808 Glasco Turnpike, Saugerties. mapleweekend.com. 853-4240. Saturday March 22 and Sunday, March 30. 9am-3pm.
Wawarsing
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Hosted by the Wawarsing Christian Academy. Family maximum payment $40, adults $10, children 6-12 $5, senior citizens $8, 5 and under free. Community Bible Church (Dome). Route 209, Wawarsing. 647-3810. Saturday, March 1. 4:30-7:30pm.
Woodstock
Byrdcliffe Annual Members Show RUCKUS. Annual eclectic exhibition, showcasing the inspiring work of our artist members, in all media and methods. Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock. events@woodstockguild.org or woodstockart.org. Reception. March 8. 4-6pm. Gallery. 12-6pm. by appointment Tuesday-Thursday. 10am-5pm.