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What’s happening in the Mid-Hudson Valley: May 29, 2024

• A book signing featuring author Keith Joseph Bennett will take place Thursday, May 30, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at People’s Place Community Cafe, 777 Broadway, Kingston. Bennett will be on-location to sign and speak about his new book, “Do You See – Living By Faith.” The event is open to all, with proceeds benefiting People’s Place. For more information, visit peoplesplace.org.

• A performance of Thornton Wilder’s “3 One Act Comedies” by Performing Arts of Woodstock will take place from Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 16 at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30, and Sunday shows begin at 1:30. Tickets are $21 for general admission, and $15 for members. To purchase tickets, visit paw.simpletix.com.

• The Friends of Saugerties Library Fair will take place Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave., Saugerties. The event will feature a book sale, plant sale, and bake sale, with live entertainment by illusionist Tommy Baker and a sing-along by Saugerties Sings. Diaz Ambulance will offer attendees free bike helmets, while supplies last. For more information, visit saugertiespubliclibrary.org.

• The grand opening of The Muse: Hive for the Arts will take place Saturday, June 1, from 8 to 10 p.m. at The Muse, 1 Madeline Lane, Rosendale. The event will feature a performance by Big Joe Fitz and the Lo-Fi’s. Admission is $20 at the door, with 50% of the proceeds going to support The Muse. For more information, send an email to info@themuserosendale.org.

• The “Fungi Walk & Talk,” presented by John Michelotti of Catskill Fungi, will take place Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m. on the front porch of John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury. Michelotti, president of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association and teacher at the New York Botanical Gardens, will teach attendees about local fungi. For more information, visit jbwoodchucklodge.org.

• The Ash Tree Arts Festival, in celebration of National Trails Day, will take place Saturday, June 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. along the O&W Rail Trail, 302 county Road 6, Accord. Wood carvers will be sculpting tree stumps around the trail. History information tables will be available as well, lining the opening of the trailhead from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to all. For more information, call (845) 706-7716 or send an email to dmedenbach@gmail.com.

• Esopus Family Fun Day, Car Show and Fun Run/Walk will take place Sunday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ross Park, 208 Bowne Street, Port Ewen. The event, hosted by RCAL and the Esopus Community Foundation, will feature music, food, and kids activities, as well as vendors and local organizations. All proceeds from the event support a summer camp for children. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3QVQnCK.

• A concert titled “Winds of Change,” presented by Jazz and Classics for Change, will take place Saturday, June 8, at 4 p.m. at Tydeman Farm, 564 County Route 10, Germantown. The concert will feature works by Mozart, Silver, Beethoven, and Shakespeare, among others, as well as poetry readings by Australian actor John McManus and the artwork of architect Brian Shea. Tickets are $50 for adults, $20 for students, and $75 for families. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit jazzandclassicsforchange.org.

• A flea market will take place Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rhinebeck Masonic Lodge, 6472 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. In the event of rain, the market will take place Sunday, June 9. Reservations for 10-foot-by 10-foot vendor space are $15 in advance or $25 on the day of the event. For more information or to reserve space, call (845) 876-2473.

• Murder Café will debut the new musical comedy whodunit “Mystery at the Starlight Venue” this summer. Upcoming local dates include a fundraiser for MyKingstonKids at the Center for Photography at Woodstock at 25 Dedrick St., Kingston, on Saturday, June 8, at 6 p.m., the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck on June 19, at 7 p.m., The Ulster County Historical Society’s Bevier House, in Stone Ridge June 21, at 6 p.m. and the Hudson House Distillery, in West Park on June 29, at 7 p.m. In addition to a four-act play, the evening features a three-course dinner, cash bar and contests. (845) 475-7973. murdercafe.net.

• The Stone Ridge Fire Company, 525 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, will have a chicken barbecue on Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. The barbecue will consist of half a chicken, fries and coleslaw. The cost is $15, cash or check. The format is drive-thru/take-out. Pre-order only. Call (845) 377-6020.

• A concert titled “Winds of Change,” presented by Jazz and Classics for Change, will take place Saturday, June 8, at 4 p.m. at Tydeman Farm, 564 County Route 10, Germantown. The concert will feature works by Mozart, Silver, Beethoven, and Shakespeare, among others, as well as poetry readings by Australian actor John McManus and the artwork of architect Brian Shea. Tickets are $50 for adults, $20 for students, and $75 for families. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit jazzandclassicsforchange.org.

• “New Netherland Marketplace,” a living history event, will take place Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Huguenot Street, New Paltz. Demonstrators will showcase life in New Netherlands, from Lenape Delaware, Black, and European cultures. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register in advance. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3Kc3Xhs.

• A new exhibit, “Hardie Truesdale, Photographs,” featuring works by award-winning photographer Hardie Truesdale, is running through Saturday, July 6, at the Mark Gruber Gallery, 271 Route 299 (Main Street), New Paltz. For more information, call (845) 255-1241.

• The Friends of the Rosendale Library will have their third annual Garden Tour, along with a plant and bake sale, on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will feature the private gardens of Rosendale residents. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Visit rosendalelibrary.org/friends-2/.

• The Ulster County Relay For Life, hosted by the American Cancer Society, will take place Saturday, June 15, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Kiwanis Ice Arena, 6 Small World Avenue, Saugerties. The event is free and open to all, and benefits cancer research and support for cancer fighters and survivors. For more information, visit facebook.com/RelayForLifeofUlsterCounty.

• The 1965 Western film “For A Few Dollars More,” featuring Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef, will be shown Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at the Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. The screening is part of the theatre’s Spaghetti Western Series. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $6 for theater members and can be purchased at www.rosendaletheatre.org. For more information, call (845) 658-8989 or send an email to info@rosendaletheatre.org.

• The Bardavon will hold a concert featuring musicians Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, and Rakesh Chaurasia on Friday, June 14, at UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston. The four musicians are touring to promote their two-time Grammy-winning album “As We Speak.” Tickets range between $44, $49, and $74, and can be purchased at the Bardavon and UPAC box offices from Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. For more information, send an email to boxoffice@bardavon.org or call (845) 473-5288 (Bardavon) or (845) 339-6088 (UPAC).

• The “Woodstock Walk & Rock: A Benefit to Save Our Forest,” organized by the Stop Zena Development Coalition, will take place Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. The walk will begin at Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, and will continue to the Colony, 22 Rock City Road. A puppet show will be held at Arm-of-the-Sea Theater. Advance tickets start at $15, while tickets purchased in person on the day of the walk will be $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit stopzenadevelopment.org.

• The 2024 “Concert in the Catskills,” featuring country music artists Jackson Dean and Alana Springsteen, will take place Saturday, June 15, at Catskill Point, 1 Main St., Catskill. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the concert set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $37 for general admission, $60 for the pit, and $85 for VIP. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit concertinthecatskills.com.

• Green Kill Sessions’ “Villagers and Vagabonds” performance, featuring Fred Lonberg-Holm and Rick Warren, will take place Tuesday, June 18, at 8 p.m. at Green Kill, 229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston. Thirty tickets are available for the in-person event, with reservations available for $12 or at the door for $10. A livestream will be held as well, with tickets for $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit greenkill.substack.com.

• A benefit concert featuring Bloom and the B2s, with an opening solo performance by Debbie Lan, will take place Saturday, June 22, at 3 p.m. at the Widow Jane Mine at Snyder Estate Historical Society, 668 Route 213, Rosendale. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs as well as sweaters, as the temperature inside the mine is 55 degrees year-round. Tickets are $15 at the gate, with children 15 and under admitted for free. For more information, visit facebook.com/debbielanmusic.

• The play “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” will be presented by the Kingston Coach House Players on Friday, July 5, Saturday, July 6, Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 7 and Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at the Kingston Coach House, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $18 for seniors 62 and over and $10 for children 18 and under. To purchase tickets, visit coachhouseplayers.org.

• The Borscht Belt Fest will return to downtown Ellenville this summer on both Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28. The planned street fair, live musical performances, movie screenings and exhibits are free, but comedy shows and talks require the purchase of tickets. For more information and updates on ticket sales, visit borschtbeltfest.org.

• The 1968 film “Once Upon a Time in the West,” starring Charles Bronson and Henry Fonda, will be shown Thursday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 3, at 4 p.m. at Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. The film, directed by Sergio Leone, will be shown shown as a part of the theater’s “Spaghetti Western Series.” Tickets are $10 for general admission and $6 for members. For more information, visit rosendaletheatre.org, call (845) 658-8989 or send an email to info@rosendaletheatre.org.

• “Best Day Ever!,” featuring comedian Preacher Lawson, will take place Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. at the Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. Lawson is known for his performances on “America’s Got Talent” and HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” and has amassed a following of 3.4 million on TikTok and over 640 thousand on YouTube. Tickets are on sale. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bardavon.org.

• Comedian Mark Normand will perform in Poughkeepsie as part of his “Ya Don’t Say Tour” on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at The Bardavon, 35 Market St. Tickets are $35, $49.75, and $59,75, with VIP options also available. To purchase tickets, visit the Bardavon or UPAC box offices from Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online (with additional fees) at ticketmaster.com. For more information, call (845) 473-5288 or send an email to boxoffice@bardavon.org.

• Knit ‘n Knatter has restarted at Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff. The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 3 to 5 p.m. in the library’s reading room. Come to knit, crochet or just for the confab. Participants will drop purls, collaborate on projects or work on their own. Call (845) 876-2903 or visit morton.rhinecliff.lib.ny.us for more information.

• Hurley Library, 48 Main St., Hurley, offers drop-in tech help on Mondays and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m.

• ESL Tutoring at the Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St., Phoenicia runs every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., with librarian Susan teaching English to those who wish to learn. All levels of English-speaking proficiency are welcome, and the tutoring lessons are free. For more information, call (845) 688-7811 or send an email to phoenicialibrary@gmail.com.

• Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, presents Bard Math Circle with Mason Eyler on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is free to all middle school students interested in mathematical problem solving, especially for those preparing to take the AMC 8 or MathCounts. It is led by New Paltz High School student and Upstate New York Math Team member Mason Eyler. Students will develop their mathematical problem-solving skills in the context of mathematical topics not frequently encountered in school, like combinatorics, number theory, algebra, logic and geometry. Attendees should bring pencils and paper. For more information, call (845) 255-1255 or visit www.gardinerlibrary.org.

• People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center’s monthly Evening Of Holistic Health collaboration with the Holistic Health Community continues the first Wednesday evening of each month from 3 to 7 p.m. at 775 Broadway, Kingston. Visit https://peoplesplacewec.simplybook.me/v2 for more information.

• People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center offers free weekly workshops, featuring wellness classes, health screenings, nutritional guidance, alternative health modalities, and financial education. 775 Broadway, Kingston. For more information and to register for workshops, visit www.peoplesplace.org/wellness-empowerment-center/ or call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. at 17 St. James St., Kingston. Donations of fresh and shelf-stable foods are being accepted. Call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Bounty Table, located just outside the doors, offers free produce, bread, baked goods, dairy items and proteins. The items change daily and are first-come, first-serve during business hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (845) 338-4030 for additional information.

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