Hope you had an explosive and safe 4th of July weekend! Here are some suggestions to keep the fun of summer going throughout your week.
Boos & Brews Tours Return to Haunt New Paltz | until July 31
Returning from the grave in New Paltz every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in July are the popular Boos & Brews tours of historic Huguenot Street. The walks explore the legendary sites along what is known as America’s oldest street as knowledgeable guides tell some of the gruesome and fascinating folk tales and legends of the avenue. Tickets cost $ 15 ($ 12 for members of the Huguenot Historical Society, seniors, students, serving military personnel and veterans) and entitle visitors to a glass of cider, beer or water in locally made bottle (additional drinks can also be purchased). Sign up online.
concert at Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale | July 6
Inactive as a cement mine since 1970, the legendary Widow Jane Mine on the Snyder Estate in Rosendale has since been used as a site for mushroom growing, fish farming, whiskey water source, studio recording and concert hall. It’s the latter role that will come to light on July 6 at 7 p.m. when mystical folk artists Holy River and Natasha burrow for a special evening of music. Limited sliding scale tickets are $ 10 to $ 30 at the door (cash only). Containers, coolers and dogs are not allowed, but chairs are recommended.
Kingston Gallery Hosts Woodstock Sculptors Conference | July 7
Starting this week, the Green Kill Gallery in Kingston will host the monthly lecture series “Seeing in Three Dimensions: Sculptors of the Historic Woodstock Art Colony”. The series, which takes place on first Wednesdays, is produced by Dr Bruce Weber in cooperation with the Woodstock Art Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) and features four lectures, all of which are broadcast live on YouTube. The first part, in July at 7pm, is called “The First Wave” and explores the life and careers of pioneer Woodstock sculptors Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, Grace Mott Johnson, Florence Lucius, Myra Musselman-Carr and Bruno Zimm. The suggested donation is $ 10. Register through Eventbrite.
Swan song Exhibition at Greenville Drive-In | July 8
The Greenville Drive-In has really come back in force with the dreaded pandemic decline. The open-air cinema will screen the new independent comedy Swan song July 8 at 9 p.m. In the film, “Retired hairstylist Pat Pitsenbarger (Udo Kier) has given up life on the edge of his small town of Sandusky, Ohio, nursing home. But when he learns that a former client’s last wish was for Pat to style his latest hairstyle, he sets out on an epic journey through Sandusky to confront the ghosts of his past and collect the necessary cosmetics for the job. The film is a comedic, bittersweet journey to rediscover himself and look gorgeous while doing it.Tickets are $ 15.
Hurley Heritage Museum prepares to reopen | July 10
After a lengthy COVID shutdown, the Hurley Heritage Museum will reopen for tours and tours on July 10 from noon to 4 p.m. The museum will host a reception with refreshments and offer walking tours of historic Hurley’s Main Street at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (tours cost $ 5 per person; meet in front of the museum; reservations through website are recommended.) Museum exhibits currently include Winslow Homer’s Hurley: An Artist’s Perspective. Due to changing COVID conditions, the number of visitors to the museum may be limited. The opening hours of the museum after the opening day will be every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance is free until the end of October.
David Lopato Trio Jams at the Kingston Society for the Arts | July 10
Jazz pianist David Lopato will bring his trio to the Arts Society of Kingston (ASK) on July 10 for two intimate sets (7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.). Lopato is the recipient of numerous composition and performance scholarships and awards, including a Fulbright scholarship to study Javanese gamelan in Indonesia. His most recent recording on two CDs, Gendhing for a rising spirit, was greeted by DownBeat magazine as “unlike anything you are likely to hear this year (or any year).” Lopato’s music is the genuine article. The David Lopato Trio also includes drummer Harvey Sorgen and bassist Ratzo Harris. Tickets cost $ 20 per set.
Beer Festival Brewery at Revel 32 in Poughkeepsie | July 10
Craft beer enthusiasts will be excited to hear more about the Lucky Hops x IPA Fest, which takes place at the Poughkeepsie Revel 32 event space on July 10 at 1 p.m. The IPA Inspired Beer Festival will feature handcrafted New York State India Pale Ales such as Hazy IPA, Double IPA, Milkshake IPA, West Coast IPA, Sour IPA, NEIPA, and more. The menu also includes several surprise beer treats and beer contests. Tipplers will receive a personalized tasting glass and self-service tasting of selected craft beers under Revel 32’s backyard beer tent. The event will also feature live music, food trucks, garden games and more. Tickets cost $ 40 general admission, $ 60 VIP, or $ 10 designated driver.
“Music for a summer evening” heats up Newburgh | 11 July
On July 11 at 5:30 p.m., Safe Harbors of the Hudson will present “Music for a Summer’s Evening,” a free outdoor evening concert on Safe Harbors Green in Newburgh by contemporary chamber group X Ensemble. The program will feature the recent creation of “Convergence: Series A” by local composer and pianist Neil Alexander and will include other pieces from the group’s repertoire of original and classical compositions. The X Ensemble performs works by living composers as well as arrangements of classical orchestral and chamber music.
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