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  • Thursday, July 24
    Eastern NY Junior Holstein Show
    9am–5pm. Phone: 845-876-4001. Email: info@dutchessfair.com. Url: http://dutchessfair.com.

  • Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27
    Les Miserables
    The epic story of shattered dreams, passion and redemption, set against the backdrop of a nation in revolution. An Up In One Production produced by Diana di Grandi, directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault w/music direction by Matthew Woolever. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $27/$25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27
    Euryanthe
    Carl Maria Von Weber's opera w/American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein. Kevin Newbury (Die Liebe der Danae, SummerScape 2011) directs this rare staging of this Romantic-era opera that's been unjustly neglected. Sung in German with English subtitles. Tkts $25–$95; Fri at 7pm, Sun at 2pm. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, July 26
    Kuumba Dance & Drum
    Along w/Operation Unite. Bring drum or borrow ours. Free for kids; Adults $5. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, July 26
    One World, Many Rhythms
    Drum circle. 4pm. Url: http://oklibrary.org.

  • Saturday, July 26
    Reception. Small Works
    Opening of show of paintings, prints, collage, and mixed media by 20 HV artists. 6-8pm. Phone: 845-757-2667. Url: http://www.tivoliartistsgallery.com. .

  • Saturday, July 26
    Tivoli Yard Sale Day
    You're sure to find a new treasure at Tivoli's village-wide sale. Starts 9am. Phone: 845-757-2021. Url: http://tivoliny.org.

  • Saturday, July 26
    Firemen's Convention Parade
    40 participating fire companies, including new and old fire trucks, horses, marching bands. 2pm. Url: http://Villageofkinderhook.org.

  • Wednesday, July 30 - Sunday, August 3
    Euryanthe
    Carl Maria Von Weber's opera w/American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein. Kevin Newbury (Die Liebe der Danae, SummerScape 2011) directs this rare staging of this Romantic-era opera that's been unjustly neglected. Sung in German with English subtitles. Tkts $25–$95; Fri at 7pm, Wed & Sun at 2pm. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3
    Les Miserables
    The epic story of shattered dreams, passion and redemption, set against the backdrop of a nation in revolution. An Up In One Production produced by Diana di Grandi, directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault w/music direction by Matthew Woolever. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $27/$25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3
    Wassaic Project Summer Festival
    Multidisciplinary, cutting edge yet family friendly celebration of art, music & community featuring over 100 artists, 25 bands, poetry readings, dance performances, film screenings, & more. Check web for times. Phone: 347-815-0783. Email: hello@wassaicproject.org. Url: http://wassaicproject.org.

  • Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3
    Ray Bradbury's Short Stories
    Enacted by the creative young actors of Cocoon's summer workshop. $15; at 7pm on Fri, Sat and Sun; Matinees at 1pm on Sat & Sun. Reserve seats—space limited. Phone: 845-876-6470. Email: msanmillan@aol.com. Url: http://cocoontheatre.org.

  • Saturday, August 2
    One World, Many Rhythms
    Bagpiper. 4pm. Url: http://oklibrary.org.

  • Saturday, August 2
    Gaia Roots World Music Ensemble
    In partnership with Operation Unite; folkloric Afro-Caribbean and West African sounds. Free & open to the public at 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, August 2
    Opening for Water
    Exhibit featuring all mediums. 5pm–7pm. Phone: 845-758-6575. Email: redhookcan@gmail.com. Url: http://rhcan.com.

  • Saturday, August 2
    Extreme Ballet Showcase
    Students from Session II of Kaatsbaan's renowned summer ballet intensive present their work, public invited. Free of charge. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, August 2
    Dancing in the Square
    Dance under the stars to the hot jazz and early swing music of the 1920s and 30s with New Orleans' Bad Penny Pleasuremakers. Dine al fresco. For all ages. 7–10pm. Url: http://Villageofkinderhook.org.

  • Thursday, August 7
    Joseph Luzzi : My Two Italies
    Join local author and Bard professor Joe Luzzi as he reads from his new book. Refreshments and book signing to follow; at 7pm. Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivolilibrary@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org.

  • Friday, August 8 - Sunday, August 10
    Les Miserables
    The epic story of shattered dreams, passion and redemption, set against the backdrop of a nation in revolution. An Up In One Production produced by Diana di Grandi, directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault w/music direction by Matthew Woolever. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $27/$25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, August 8 - Sunday, August 10
    Schubert and His World
    Weekend 1 of Bard Music Festival, The Making of a Romatic Legend. Friday: Concert at 8pm, "The Legacy of a Life Cut Short." Saturday: Panel from 10am–noon, "Invention and Reinvention: Who was Schubert?" Program ll at 1:30pm in Olin Hall, "From Boy to Master: The Path to Erlkonig." Special Event at 5pm in Olin Hall: "The Song Cycle as Drama: Winterreise." Program lll at 8pm: "Mythic Transformations." Sunday: Program lV at 10am in Olin Hall, "Goethe and Music: The German Lied." Program V at 1:30pm in Olin Hall, "Before Unspeakable Illness." Program Vl at 5:30 pm in the Fisher Center, "Schubert and Viennese Theater." Preconcert talks precede most events. Tkts $25–$75. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, deli, cheese shop, gourmet grocery, delectable baked goods. Garden center, nursery, houseplants. Thousands of annuals and perennials grown on our family farm. Family owned since 1919.

1560 Rt. 9W, Kingston
845-336-6300

The Red Devon's menu celebrates local food with the best that Hudson Valley farms have to offer. Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the market café or on the porch, dinner in the bar, restaurant or on the terrace. The weekly specials honor the seasons with inspired creations from the chef, but you can always find your local favorites as well! Red Devon supports local farmers, heritage breeds and artisanal producers.

108 Hunns Lake Rd., Stanfordville
845-868-3175

Explore history in Columbia County’s gateway to heritage tourism. Take a walking tour of 26 historic homes and sites, hike the Dutch Heritage Trail, visit the home and burial site of Martin Van Buren, discover fun for all ages. For directions and events visit

website.

Kinderhook

The 18th annual Fall for Art juried art show and cocktail reception, presented by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, features more than two dozen outstanding area artists representing diverse media. It takes place Thursday, September 4 from 6 to 9pm at Kingston’s Wiltwyck Golf Club. Proceeds support scholarships to local high school art student competition winners as well as humanitarian causes locally, in Israel and throughout the world. For information and tickets, please visit the website or call.

Kingston
845-338-8131

Consulting, design, and construction services for your landscape and home. Outdoor living space, additions, renovation. Please see our website and contact us. Fully insured, significant references. BBB member, A+ rated.

845-758-4088

Full service stained glass studio providing custom designs, fabrication, repair and restoration services for residential and commercial customers since 1983. Personalized service, expert craftsmanship, and extensive glass selection. Weekday & weekend classes now offered in Germantown studio.

Germantown
845-876-3200

Haldora’s own clothing designs sold exclusively at Haldora or Haldora.com.  Handsewn in upstate New York. Quality, style, comfort that travels the globe well.  Also jeans, bras, panties, hair accessories and jewelry.

28 East Market St. , Rhinebeck
845-876-6250

Over 25 years working in collaboration with homeowners and professional designers to create a unique and special something for the home or office. Custom cabinetry and so much more!

845-399-5484

Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) is a multi-specialty medical group offering  Primary Care in many locations: Boiceville, Carmel, Fishkill, Highland, Hopewell Junction, Hyde Park, Kingston, LaGrangeville, Millbrook, Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck and Woodstock. Specialists within the group include: Behavioral Health, Breast Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Geriatrics, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery, OBGYN, Pulmonary Medicine, Surgery, Thoracic Oncology and Urgent Care. Meet our providers before your appointment by visiting our website and find the right doctor for you. Call for scheduling and information.

1-888-525-HQMP (4767)

Life change from the inside out: loving support and guidance during transitions; healing for issues around food and body image; self-empowerment, intuitive readings. Trained with the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Rhinebeck
845-876-0449

Rhinebeck Artist's Shop offers the finest of fine art materials, beautiful cards and clever gifts as well as the services of our fully-equipped professional frame shop for all your framing needs.

Rhinebeck: 56 E. Market St., 845-876-4922, fax 845-876-3801 New Paltz: 188 Main St., 845-255-5533

Experienced, intuitive  therapeutic massage therapy for  physical wellbeing, specific injury rehabilitation, and integrative therapy.   Licensed and practicing since 1986. Using a variety of techniques including deep tissue, trigger point therapy,  craniosacral therapy,  abdominal massage, Chi Nei Tsang, and passive stretching. Together we'll unwind and restore your body and mind. Therapeutic movement and meditation also available.

347-731-8404

Confidential, non-judgmental, respectful, objective. Reclaim your space, time and energy, and relieve your stress and worry in times of change. Long or short term projects.

845-901-2445

The Mead family invites you to pick your own fruit and visit our farmstand. Our beautifully cultivated 185-acre spread uses the latest methods to produce quality produce. Trees are supported on wires and sensitive crops covered. Come see and taste! Strawberries 3–7pm, 7 days a week. Weekends only 10–6pm for the following: Cherries late June to late July, blueberries July and August, apples late-August. Check for exact dates.

Off Rt. 9, 4 mi. no. of Red Hook traffic light; 15 Scism Road , Tivoli
845-756-5641

The Chocolate Factory is the place to come for your framing needs! Renée Burgevin, CPF since 1990, combines a beautiful selection of molding styles and mats with expert design & technical advice, conservation quality materials, and skilled workmanship. Handling repairs as well as new work. Mirrors ready to go or design your own. Offering French matting & calligraphy.

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
845-758-1004

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
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