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  • 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.

  • Friday, August 8
    Community-Wide Celebration
    Sponsored by Tivoli's summer reading program. BBQ dinner & family-friendly music by the T. McCann Band. Free and open to public at 6pm. Phone: 845-757-2021. Email: tivoliprograms@gmail.com. Url: http://tivoliny.org.

  • Sunday, August 10
    Hudson's Jazzworks
    8th annual performance. 3:30pm (free pre-concert talk at 3pm). $10/$8/students free. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Thursday, August 14
    Hudson River Journey
    For ages 13–18 w/ Capt. Stan & environmental educator Fran Martino: learn how to read the river and use navigation tools. Space limited so pre-register. 10am–12pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Friday, August 15 - Sunday, August 17
    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 15 - Sunday, August 17
    Schubert and His World
    Weekend II of Bard Music Festival, "A New Aesthetic of Music." Friday: Special events at the Bitó Conservatory Building; at 3pm: "The Path toward a Grand Symphony: Schubert's Octet"; and at 5pm: "Schubert's Kosegarten Liederspiel." Program Vll at 8pm, "Beethoven's Successor?" Saturday: Panel II from 10am–noon, "Music's 'Far Fairer Hopes.'" Program VIII at 1:30pm in Olin Hall, "The Music of Friendship." Program lX at 8pm in the Fisher Center: "Late Ambitions." Sunday; Program X at 10am in Olin Hall, "Fellowship of Men: The Male Choral Tradition." Program XI at 1:30pm in Olinn Hall, "The Final Months." Program Xll at 4:40pm in the Fisher Center's Sosnoff Theater, "Schubert and Opera." Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, August 16
    Uncle Rock
    Robert Burke Warren, aka Uncle Rock, returns w/his multi-generational "rock for all ages" (the Beatles, the Ramones, Woody Guthrie, etc.) $10/$8 $6. At 10am. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Sunday, August 17
    Antique Car Show
    Antique cars will be tooling around the grounds of Montgomery Place. $10, includes a house tour (free for members) 9am–4pm. Phone: 914-631-8200x637. Email: rschweitzer@hudsonvalley.org. Url: http://hudsonvalley.org.

  • Monday, August 18
    One World, Many Rhythms
    Latin jazz/salsa. 4pm. Url: http://oklibrary.org.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

We're a small boutique agency specializing in antique country homes and historic Hudson townhouses. We're sophisticated, honest and creative professionals who enjoy matching our customers with the most charming and interesting houses in the Hudson Valley. Check out our website, and see why people are saying it's the best real estate site anywhere. Or stop by and see us in Tivoli, Hudson, or Catksill.

58 Broadway, Tivoli
845-757-5672

Gigi Catering brings the award winning Gigi experience to you, from intimate dinner parties to spectacular wedding celebrations and gala fundraisers.  Best described as "Hudson Valley Mediterranean," Gigi menus celebrate the seasonal bounty of our local farms with innovative, artfully crafted dishes prepared with the freshest Hudson Valley ingredients. Our flavors are simple, elegant, and have a deep sense of place.  See our website for more info on event management services and to access our Easy Entertainment Order Form.

845-758-8060

Located in Rhinebeck, Hill offers full service brokerage based on a tradition of listing and selling fine homes, farms and land in No. Dutchess and So. Columbia Counties for over 15 years.

6808 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck
845-876-8888

Furniture restoration, and repairs. Chair caning and seat weaving. Established in 1986. Fully insured. See also under “Carpentry & Custom Woodworking.”

Elizaville
845-756-2788

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

Clean-up, lawn mowing, gardening maintenance, pruning, mulching, window & gutter cleaning, housecleaning, basement cleaning, painting, stone walls, patios, walkways, etc. Topsoil delivery.

518-965-2363 or 518-537-5507

I travel to your home to provide personalized service for your family pets: food, fresh water, clean cat litter, dog walks, and some love & attention. Kennel Pick-up/Drop-off service. Bonded, insured, references. Serving Rhinebeck and surrounding areas.

Rhinebeck
845-876-6411

This year's 25th Annual Bard Music Festival Program presents the great Viennese classical composer who died too young: Franz Schubert. Come to two August weekends of concerts, talks and panel discussions. Programs include a semi-staged performance of the Schubert opera Fierabras; three programs devoted to Lieder, including Winterreise; operettas by Schubert and by Franz von Suppé about Schubert; programs of chamber, orchestral, and choral works along with many less famliar works, as well as works by such contemporaries and successors as Beethoven, Rossini, Gluck, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Bruckner and others. Weekend One: "The Making of a Romantic Legend"; Weekend Two: "A New Aesthetics of Music." All this is part of Bard's arts extravaganza, SummerScape. Schubert and His World Festival events August 8–10 and August 15–17 at Bard's Fisher Center & Olin Hall.

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts Bard College, Annandale
845-758-7900

Got rot? Home improvements & repairs of all types, painting & staining. Historic restoration specialist. Furniture restoration. Serving the Hudson Valley since 1986. Fully insured.

Elizaville
845-756-2788

For children 4+ and adults (newly forming!) Innovative ART classes in drawing, illustration, cartooning, painting, print-making, clay, sculpture, etc. Art history & world culture. Year-round after-school sessions, weekend workshops, SUMMER ART CAMP, art parties or events!

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
845-758-9719

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

Helping others manage anxiety, sadness and other problems of living. Trained in cognitive therapy and clinical hypnosis to teach skills that last a lifetime.   Providing an active and results oriented experience including learning meditative techniques and self hypnosis for increased control.  Go to website for more info, or call or email.

Office in Red Hook, NY. 

87 E. Market St Suite 201, Red Hook
845-752-3377

Watercolor classes with Betsy Jacaruso for beginning and advanced painters. Four 3-hour classes on Mon, Wed & Sat, in a relaxed group setting w/focus on basic watercolor techniques while developing and cultivating a personal style. Classes in drawing and pastels also offered w/Keith Gunderson. See also under "Galleries & Studios" and in the calendar under "Classes & Workshops."

The Rhinebeck Courtyard 43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck
845-516-4435

Vicki L. Haak, CFP®, Financial Advisor—Personal financial planning, including planning for risk protection, taxes, retirement, estate preservation investments and asset allocation.

30 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-1157

Brand development. Strategies. Integrated marketing programs. Advertising, graphic design, web & SEO, and social media integration. If you’re serious about growing your business, contact me directly for a no-obligation consultation to see if there may be a good fit. We’ll transform your business for greater success!

845-548-4872

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