July 31, 2022 – Daily Freeman

• A live radio adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby will be performed at the Rosendale Theater at 408 Rosendale Avenue on Sunday, July 31 at 4 pm. Presented as a 1940s radio broadcast with sound effects, this radio series tells the classic Jazz Age story of self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby and the young woman he loved as a youth, Daisy Buchanan. Tickets for VIP cabaret seats (table of four) are $95, VIP cabaret seats are $25 per person, regular seats are $20, and members’ regular seats are $18. Tickets are available at rosendaletheatre.org.

• The Kingston Artist Soap Box Derby Symposium will be held at Unfettered Arts at 37 O’Neil St. hosted by Felix Olivieri, creator of several award-winning works. Classes are Derby Design Class, Sunday 31 July, 5-8pm, Bring Your Architecture to Life, Wednesday 3 August, 6-10pm, DIY in Derby, Thursday 4th August, 6pm Derby cars are welcome until 10pm and Last Minute Hacks, Thursday, August 11, from 6pm to 10pm, but must be taken home after each session. For more information, please email unfetteredartsgallery@gmail.com. This year’s Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby will be held at the foot of Broadway in Kingston on August 14th at 1pm.

• A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the featured summer performance of the Woodstock Shakespeare Festival, continues at the Comeau Property grounds at 95 Como Avenue, Woodstock. The production will run until Sunday, September 4th, with performances at 5:30 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A $10 donation is suggested. Visit birdonacliff.org for more information.

• Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, will be presenting a children’s activity “Touch the Turtles” on Sunday, July 31 from 2-3:30 pm This program is for children 10 and older, but children 6 to 9 can Participate under adult supervision. Needle felt is a fiber art that involves repeatedly punching a special needle into a piece of wool to stiffen and shape it into the desired shape. The fee is $10 including all materials. Registration is required on the online calendar at www.gardinerlibrary.org.

• Woodstock Reformed Church at 16 Church Street, Woodstock will host a free outdoor concert “Soulful Serenade” on the front porch on Saturday, August 13th at 3pm. The concert features a variety of Hudson Valley musicians, including church bands Praise B, Anup Thomas and The New Zeitgeist. Donations are welcome. All proceeds will be used to support local refugee families. Visit woodstockreformedchurch.org for more information.

• The Mark Gruber Gallery at 13 New Paltz Plaza celebrates the agricultural roots of the Hudson Valley with its latest exhibition, “Barns in Art,” through September 3rd.Featured Works by Artists
Based in the Mid-Hudson region, and featuring pastels, oils, and watercolors, barns are juxtaposed with pastures, green fields, wildflowers, and grazing cattle and sheep. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday and Monday by appointment. (845) 255-1241.

• The Windham Rotary Association will host its 10th Annual Cancer Patient Assistance Car Show on Sunday, August 14th at Ashland Town Park at 12187 Gravel Bank Road (State Route 23) in Ashland from 10am-2pm. The show is open to all years, makes, models and motorcycles. Trophies will be awarded to the top 20 and professional categories. The winner of the Rick Mundelein Memorial Trophy will receive $200, while the winner of Best Show “Classic” will receive $500. There will also be music, door prizes and 50/50. Funds raised will support Green County cancer patients through Green County Women’s Alliance Cancer Patient Aid. Admission on the day of the event is $15. Spectator admission is free. Call (518) 291-0883 or (518) 734-5303, ext. 2, or email cancerpatientaidcarshow@gmail.com for more information.

• Coach House Players will be hosting a summer performance camp for children in grades 5-9 at the theatre at 12 Augusta Street in Kingston. The first week is Monday-Friday, August 1-5. The second week is Monday-Friday, August 8-12. The fee is $80 per student. Visit coachhouseplayers.org to register or learn more.

• Elizaville United Methodist Church in Elizaville on County Roads 2 and 19 in Elizaville will have a tag sale and takeaway chicken barbecue on Saturday, August 6 from 9 am to 3 pm. Barbecue starts at noon and is first-come-first-served. Side dishes for salads will also be served. For more information, call (845) 663-8673 or (845) 756-2338, or contact Chapel Hall at (845) 756-5602 for more information.

• Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, will host an Anime Movie Night on Thursday, August 11 from 5:30-7:30 pm, inviting teens ages 11 to 18 to watch PG-rated “City in the Sky.” Movie Refreshments, snacks and anime drawing supplies will be provided during the period. Registration is required on the online calendar at www.gardinerlibrary.org.

• The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival will be held August 18-21 in various Hudson Valley towns, including Kingston, New Paltz, Woodstock and Accord. The Festival Bill features big names in the jazz world, with a focus on regional musicians deserving of wider recognition. Local headliners included Stanley Jordan at the Bellsville Theater. The festival also hosts performances further afield in Orange County and Westchester County. For more information, visit https://www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org/

• The Athens Volunteer Fire Brigade at 39 3rd Street Athens will be hosting a chicken BBQ on Saturday, August 27th from noon to 4pm. The menu includes half a chicken, a potato, corn on the cob and dessert. The fee is USD 15 per person. Contact any department member, or call (845) 863-4600 or (518) 634-2035 for more information.

• The Good Work Institute is hosting the “Resistance to Erase” exhibit, featuring Poughkeepsie-based artist Shirley Parker-Benjamin and photographer Onaje Benjamin through October 8th. Featured events include a closing event on October 8 and opportunities to get involved every second Saturday of the month. The Good Work Institute Conservatory is located at 65 St James Street, Kingston. For more information, visit https://goodworkinstitute.org/resisting-erasure/

• The Woodstock Luthier Invitational Exhibition will arrive at the Bellsville Center at 277-297 Tinker Street, Woodstock, October 21-23. Watch beautiful, modern, handcrafted acoustic guitars and strings presented by their creators in an intimate gathering of string makers, performers, collectors and enthusiasts, and enjoy every day of the event from 11am to 6pm Continuous live music in the Bellsville Theatre Lounge. Additional seminars, workshops and concerts with separate admission. General admission is $25 per day. A three-day pass is $60.

• An outdoor summer concert series, “Twilight Music in the Park,” will be held at the Ulster Visitor Center on the Highland side of the Sidewalk on the Hudson River off US Route 9W on Thursdays from 6-7pm for the duration of until September 1st.

• People’s Place, in partnership with the Animal Happiness Institute, will bring Happy Cart back to the parking lot at 17 Kingston St. James St. every Wednesday from 4-6pm. Happy Cart brings plant-based food to our community, tastes and is free. happyvegancart.org.

• The People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Centre continues its monthly Holistic Wellness Night in partnership with the Holistic Wellness Community. The first Wednesday of every month at 775 Broadway in Kingston from 3-7pm. https://peoplesplacewec.simplybook.me/v2/.

• People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Centre offers free weekly seminars including wellness classes, health screenings, nutrition coaching, alternative health and financial education. 775 Broadway, Kingston. For more information and to register for the workshop, visit www.peoplesplace.org/wellness-empowerment-center/ or call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Food Pantry is open Monday-Friday 10am-1pm and Wednesday 5pm-7pm at 17 St James Street, Kingston. Donations of fresh and shelf-stable food are being accepted. Call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Bounty Table is right outside the door, offering free produce, bread, baked goods, dairy and protein. These items change daily and are available on a first-come, first-served basis during business hours 10am-1pm For more information, please call (845) 338-4030.

• The Hurley Heritage Society Museum at 52 Hurley Main St. has opened this season. View the ongoing exhibition “Hurley’s Winslow Homer – An Artist’s Perspective”. Displays reproductions of paintings and illustrations created by Homer during his visit to Hurley between 1870 and 1875. The exhibition features five new paintings this year.The museum is open Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm

• Ice Cream Sundays on the Catskill Mountain Railroad begins Sunday, September 18th. Trains depart from Kingston Railway’s Westbrook Lane station near Hannaford supermarket in Kingston Square at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and last approximately 1 hour ride. Admission is $20 for adults; $14 for children (2-12); $19 for seniors, active duty military and veterans; free for toddlers 2 and younger. Visit catskillmountainrailroad.com.

• Bike Friendly Kingston will be hosting a monthly “Slow Rides” evening on the first Thursday of every month through October. Guided rides range from 5 miles to 20 miles and depart at 6pm from the Kingston YMCA and Ulster Parking Lot at 507 Broadway. The dates are August 8, September 9 and October 6. Email eflynn@kingston-ny.gov. to know more information.

• Thomas Cole National Historic Site’s exhibit “Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memories and Inspirations” will be on-site at 218 Catskill Spring Street through October 20, 2022. The exhibition looks back on the final years of the renowned Hudson River School artist before his death in February 1848. For more information and exhibit times, visit www.thomascol.org/visit.

• The Hudson Wednesday Market returns to 7th Street Park on Warren Street in Hudson every Wednesday from 4-7pm until October 26th. Grassroots Farmers Market has a diverse supplier base. Local artisans interested in selling and displaying handicrafts can email upstreetmarket@gmail.com. Visit upstreetmarket.wixsite.com/hudsonwedmarket/

• The New York City Opera and Teatro Grattacielo will host the Phoenician International Festival of Sound August 5-7 in Phoenicia. Featured performances include Mozart’s Don Juan at the Gratacello Theatre on August 5 at 8:30pm, Giuseppe Verdi’s Camellia at the New York City Opera on August 6 at 8:30pm Woman” and August 7th at 8:30pm in partnership with Woodstock Film Festival visit https://www.phoeniciavoicefest.org/.

• The Rheinbeck Farmers’ Market has opened in the municipal parking lot at 61 East Market Street, Rheinbeck. The market will be held every Sunday from 10am to 2pm, with the exception of December 4th to December 18th. For more information, visit rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com.

• The Catskill Flyer’s scenic train ride on the Catskill Mountain Railroad has returned to the tracks of the Old Ulster and Delaware Railroad. The rides will run from Saturday to September 17th. Trains leave at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm from the railway’s Westbrook Lane station near Hannaford Supermarket in Kingston Plaza, Kingston, Kingston, and the journey takes approximately one hour. Tickets $16, adults; $10 children (2-12); $15, seniors, military and veterans: Free for toddlers 2 and younger. Visit catskillmountainrailroad.com/.

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