July 31, 2022 – Independence Day

• A live radio play based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” will be performed at 4 pm Sunday, July 31, at the Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. Presented as a 1940s radio ad, complete with sound effects, the radio drama follows the classic Jazz Age story of Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, and his pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, a young woman he loved when he was young. VIP cabaret seating (table of four) is $95, VIP cabaret seating is $25, VIP seating is $20, and member seating is $18. Tickets are available at rosendaletheatre.org.

• Kingston Artist Soap Box Derby workshops for builders will be held for this year’s derby at Unfettered Arts at 37 O’Neil St., run by Felix Olivieri, creator of the numbers winning score. Workshops Derby Design Class Sunday, July 31, from 5 pm to 8 pm, Bring Your Build to Life, Wednesday, August 3, from 6 pm to 10 pm, Derby DIY Friday, August 4, from 6 pm to 10 pm pm pm, and Last Minute Hacks, Friday, August 11, from 6 pm to 10 pm Derby cars are available but must be taken home after each session. For more information email unfetteredartsgallery@gmail.com. This year’s Kingston Artist Soap Box Derby is August 14, at 1 pm at the foot of Broadway in Kingston.

• The Woodstock Shakespeare Festival’s summer production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” continues on the grounds of the Comeau Property, 95 Comeau Drive, Woodstock. The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 4, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 pm Admission is $10. Visit birdonacliff.org for more information.

• The Gardiner Public Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, will present a children’s performance, “Felting Sea Turtles,” on Sunday, July 31, from 2 to 3 p.m.: 30 pm The program is for children 10 years and older, but children from 6 years and up. 9 may enter with parental supervision. Needle weaving is a fiber technique that involves repeatedly piercing a special needle into a piece of wool to harden it and produce the desired shape. Cost is $10 and includes all materials. Registration is required on the online calendar at www.gardinerlibrary.org.

• The Woodstock Reformed Church, 16 Church St., Woodstock, will host a free outdoor concert, “Soulful Serenade,” on the front porch on Saturday, August 13, at 3:00 p.m. , with church group Praise B, Anup Thomas, and The New Zeitgeist. Donations are welcome. All proceeds will help support local refugee families. Visit woodstockreformedchurch.org for more information.

• The Mark Gruber Gallery at 13 New Paltz Plaza celebrates the Hudson Valley’s agrarian roots with its latest exhibit “Barns in Art,” which runs through September 3.
based in the Mid-Hudson Region includes pastels, oil paintings and watercolors of barns juxtaposed with pastures, green fields, dotted with wildflowers and cows and sheep feed. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays and Mondays by appointment. (845) 255-1241.

• The Windham Rotary Association will host the 10th Annual Cancer Patient Aid Car Show on Sunday, August 14, from 10 am to 2 pm at Ashland Town Park, 12187 Gravel Bank Road (state Route 23), Ashland. The show is open to all ages, makes, models and bikes. Awards will be given to the Top 20 and special categories. The winner of the Rick Mundelein Memorial Trophy will receive $200 and the winner of the Best in Show “Classic” will receive $500. There will also be music, door prizes and a 50/50. Funds raised will support Greene County cancer patients through the Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid. Entry fee is $15 the day of the event. Entry for tourists is free. Call (518) 291-0883 or (518) 734-5303, ext. 2, or email cancerpatientaidcarshow@gmail.com for more information.

• Coach House Players will host a summer camp for children in grades 5 through 9 at its theater at 12 Augusta St. in Kingston. Week one is Monday through Friday, August 1 through 5. Week two is Monday through Friday, August 8 through 12. The cost is $80 per this student. Visit coachhouseplayers.org to sign up or for more information.

• The Elizaville United Methodist Church, County Routes 2 and 19, Elizaville, will be having a barbecue chicken sale on Saturday, Aug. service. Side orders of salads will also be available. Call (845) 663-8673 or (845) 756-2338 for more information, or call Sias Hall at (845) 756-5602 for more information.

• The Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, will host an Anime Movie Screening on Friday, August 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to view the “Castle in the Sky,” rated PG. Refreshments, snacks, and anime art supplies will be available during the movie. Registration is required on the online calendar at www.gardinerlibrary.org.

• The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival August 18-21 features performances in many cities in the Hudson Valley and includes Kingston, New Paltz, Woodstock and Accord. The festival bill features the top names in jazz, with a focus on local musicians who deserve wider exposure. Stanley Jordan Country Headliners at The Bearsville Theatre. The festival features activities as far away as Orange and Westchester counties. For more information visit https://www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org/

• The Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third St., Athens, is hosting a barbecue chicken on Saturday, August 27, from noon to 4 p.m. The menu includes a half chicken, fries, corn and sweet. Cost is $15 per person. Contact a member of the Department, or call (845) 863-4600 or (518) 634-2035 for more information.

• The Good Work Institute is hosting “Resisting Erasure,” an exhibit featuring Poughkeepsie artist Shirley Parker-Benjamin and photographer Onaje Benjamin through Oct. 8. Events at It is reported that there will be a closing event on October 8 and opportunities to participate in the work on. the second Saturday of each month. The Good Work Institute Greenhouse is located at 65 St. James Street, Kingston. For more information visit https://goodworkinstitute.org/resisting-erasure/

• The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase at Bearsville Center, 277 – 297 Tinker St., Woodstock, from Oct. 21-23. Check out the best acoustic guitars, new ones, instruments and instruments, presented by their makers to an intimate group of instrument makers, players, collectors and with those who like and enjoy live music, from 11 am to 6 pm every day of the event. Bearsville Museum. New seminars, workshops and concerts at separate entrance. Admission is $25 per day. A three-day pass is $60.

• An outdoor summer music concert, “Twilight Music in the Parks,” begins Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Ulster Visitor Center on the Highland side of the Walkway Over the Hudson off the Highway. US 9W, until Sept. 1.

• People’s Place, along with the Institute for Animal Happiness, returned the Happy Cart to the 17th St. parking lot. James St., Kingston every Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm The Happy Cart delivers delicious, free plant-based food to our community. happyvegancart.org.

• The People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center’s Holistic Health evening meeting continues with the Holistic Health Community. First Wednesday evening of every month from 3 to 7 pm at 775 Broadway, Kingston. https://peoplesplacewec.simplybook.me/v2/.

• The People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center offers free workshops every week, featuring health classes, health screenings, nutrition guidance, other health activities, 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.

• The People’s Place Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and on Wednesday evenings from 5 pm to 7 pm at 17 St. James St., Kingston. Contributions of fresh and sustainable foods are provided in the course. Call (845) 338-4030.

• The People’s Place Bounty Board, located outside, offers free range eggs, breads, baked goods, dairy and protein. Items change daily and are first come, first serve business hours, 10 am to 1 pm Call (845) 338-4030 for more information.

• The Hurley Heritage Society Museum at 52 Main St., Hurley is open for the season. Check out the ongoing exhibit “Winslow Homer at Hurley – An Artist’s Insight.” featuring reproductions of paintings and drawings made by Homer during his visits to Hurley between 1870 and 1875. The exhibit features five new paintings this year. Museum hours are Saturday and Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m.

• Catskill Mountain Railroad trains will run on Sundays starting September 18th. Trains depart from the Westbrook Lane Station in Kingston near the Hannaford Department Store in Kingston Plaza at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm for approximately one hour. run. Adults are $20; $14 for children (ages 2-12); $19 for seniors, active duty military, and veterans; and free for children 2 and under in the lap. Visit catskillmountainrailroad.com.

• Bike Friendly Kingston will host “Slow Rides” evenings on the first Thursday of each month through October. Guided walks, from five to 20 miles, leave the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster parking lot at 507 Broadway at 6 p.m. August 8, Sept. 9 and October 6. Email eflynn@kingston-ny.gov. for more information.

• The Thomas Cole National Historic Site exhibit “Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration” is scheduled to run through Oct. 20, 2022, at the site, 218 Spring St., Catskill. The exhibit examines the last years of the famous Hudson River School of Art before his death in February 1848. For more information and exhibit hours, visit www.thomascole.org/visit.

• The Hudson Wednesday Market returns to 7th Street Park on Warren Street, Hudson, every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. through October 26. The local farmers market is a diverse group of vendors. . Local artisans interested in selling and exhibiting their handiwork can email upstreetmarket@gmail.com. Visit upstreetmarket.wixsite.com/hudsonwedmarket/

• The New York City Opera and Teatro Grattacielo will headline the Phenicia International Festival of the Voice in Phenicia from August 5-7. Featured performances Teatro Grattacielo’s production of “Don Giovani” by Mozart on August 5, at 8:30 pm, New York City Opera’s Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” Aug. 6, at 8:30 pm and “Opera in the Movies” at. join the Woodstock Film Festival on August 7 at 8:30 pm Visit https://www.phoeniciavoicefest.org/.

• The Rhinebeck Farmers Market is open for the season in the parking lot at 61 E. Market St., Rhinebeck. The market is held every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, except Dec. 4, until Dec. 18. Visit rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com for more information.

• The Catskill Flyer’s Catskill Mountain Railroad rides harken back to the old Ulster and Delaware Railroad. Buses operate Saturday through Sept. 17. Trains depart from the Westbrook Lane train station near the Hannaford supermarket at Kingston Plaza in Kingston at 11 am 1 pm and 3 pm for a one hour period. Tickets are $16, adults; $10 children (ages 2-12); $15, seniors, military and veterans: and free for children 2 and under. Visit catskillmountainrailroad.com/.

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