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Ulster & Dutchess Events

ULSTER COUNTY

Climate Change and Hope!  Hudson Valley resident, actor Tim Guinee is a leader and a mentor in former Vice-President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. March 5. 7:30pm. Rough Draft Bar & Books, 82 John St., Kingston

The Truth About Sojourner and Slavery. A discussion of the region’s slave-owning history and one woman’s work to undo such a dark heritage.March 6, 4:30pm. Coykendall Science Building Auditorium, SUNY New Paltz.

The Importance of Arts-Based Research. A multi-modal, full day symposium featuring experiential and interactive workshops and performances. March 10, 8:30am to 5pm. SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center. Register online at www.newpaltz.edu/abrconference.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Kingston goes green as parade kicks off from Kingston Plaza and proceeds down Broadway to the Rondout Creek. March 11. 1 pm on.

Riverwebs Film Screening. Riverwebs, an award-winning and important documentary on river ecosystems, is presented by the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program for a focus on ways to protect stream health and water quality right here in our own community.  March 15. 6pm. Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, Mount Tremper.

Woodstock Bookfest: Read to Resist!  Formerly known as the Woodstock Writers Festival, readers and writers come together for a weekend of discussion and celebration. Classes, panels, keynotes, parties and a StorySlam. March 22-25. Times, ticket pricing, and locations online at woodstockbookfest.com

Rock n Roll Resort: The Grateful Escape. From funk to jam bands, including Melvin Seals and members of the Jerry Garcia Band. Full weekend festival. March 23-25. Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson. Info on various passes at RocknRollResort.com.

Microtonal Festival. A special day of new sounds for musicians and non-musicians, children and adults alike, with hands-on activities, performances, and lectures. Henry Lowengard will lead a presentation on microtonality and technology plus an evening concert featuring the microtonal blues band, 13 O’clock. March 24. 10am to 9pm. SUNY Ulster campus, Stone Ridge.

An Afternoon of Elegance. Jazz trio Kirk Knuffke, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Michael Bisio perform standards and super improvisations at Kingston’s creative community. March 24, 4-6pm. Lace Mill East Gallery, 165 Cornell Street, Kingston.

35th Annual Festival of Dance. The Ulster Ballet Company showcases aspiring and professional dancers and choreographers, with a diverse range of styles and techniques. $25 tickets with many discounts. March 24. 8pm. UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston. ulsterballet.org.

The Enlightenment and America’s Founders. The annual Dr. Donald C. Katt Institute for Constitutional Studies lecture presents Dr. Khalil Habib of the Pell Honors program and Pell Center for Public Policy and International Relations. March 26. 6:30pm. SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge.

Riverport Women’s Sailing Conference. Hosted by the Kingston Sailing Club. March 31. 9am to 5pm.  Hudson River Maritime Museum, Rondout, Kingston. hrmm.org.

Opus Fun – A Robotic Exploration through Time, Sound & Space. A SUNY New Paltz Dept. of Music presentation. March 31. 1-3pm. Fine Arts Building Rotunda, SUNY New Paltz.

 

DUTCHESS COUNTY

Saving Snow, The Fight To Save Winter.  A 53-minute documentary underscoring the need to address and combat the effects of Climate Change now.  Sponsored by the Tivoli Free Library, Mid-Hudson Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and the Tivoli Green Committee. March 6. 5:30pm.  Tivoli Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

An Introduction to Politics. Marcus Llanque is Professor for Political Theory at University of Augsburg and editor of Hannah Arendt’s “What is Politics?” March 8.  6:30pm. Bard College, Olin Room 203, Annandale-on-Hudson.

Baby Goat Weekend. An Upstate Gay Adventure presented by Big Gay Hudson Valley. March 10. 11am on. Sprout Creek Farm, 34 Lauer Road, Poughkeepsie.

Maplefest at Randolph School. Visit one of the region’s more progressive schools. March 10.Pancake Breakfast 11am-1pm, MapleFest Activities 1-4pm. Adults $10/Kids $5/Families $25. Randolph School, 2467 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls.

27th Annual Community Spelling Bee. For highschool & college students, and adults of all ages.  March 13. All day event. Marist College, Poughkeepsie.

Adapting (or not) to Sea Level Rise. Be part of the National Climate Seminar in a webinar withJeff Goodell, author, Rolling Stone contributor, and Fellow at the New America Foundation.  March 14. 12–1pm. https://bluejeans.com/750938911. Dial-in Only: +1.408.740.7256 | meeting ID: 750 938 911

4th Hudson Valley Latino Forum. A day-long forum with breakfast and lunch, keynote speeches, workshops and discussion groups. March 16. 8am-4pm. Dutchess Community College, Drumlin Hall, 90 Cottage Rd., Poughkeepsie.

An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Daniel Handler. A public conversation between Neil Gaiman, Bard Professor in the Arts, and Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), bestselling author of the beloved A Series Of Unfortunate Events. March 16. 8pm. Fischer Cdenter, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-758-6822.

HVP 46th String Competition. March 17 and 18, ending with a performance by three finalists chosen fromsome of the finest conservatory string players in the world.Skinner Hall, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie.

PDQ Bach at the Bardavon. The music of Grammy Award winning composer Peter Schickele, a regional resident, mixes things up with Beethoven and Mozart. March 24. 2pm. Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie.

Hope is the Message Tour. Changepoint Church presents gospel legends We Are Messengers, JJ Weeks Band, David Dunn, and Tyrus Morgan.March 24. 7pm. Changepoint Church, 260 Mill St, Poughkeepsie.

100 for 100 Annual Gala. 100 Tickets for 100 Works by local artists, to benefit Barrett Arts Center. March 25. 3pm. Locust Grove, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie.

Abby Z and The New Utility Abandoned Playground. A hyper-kinetic contest of physical daring and extreme virtuosity from the winner of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award and a major new force in contemporary dance. March 31. 7:30pm. Fisher Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson.

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