A Magazine About Food, Art & Exchange In Midtown Kingston, Published By The Hudson Valley Current.

Ulster Events-November 2014

by Alecia Eberhardt  


Winter Mushrooms and Their Uses. This walking workshop, led by John Michelotti, will teach participants to identify the edible mushrooms found in local forests in the winter season. The walk will take place in the woods and off-trail, so participants should dress appropriately. Registration is free for Catskill Forest Association members and $20 for non-members. Catskill Forest Association. 43469 State Highway 28, Arkville. 845-586-3043. cfa@catskill.net. November 8. 2–4pm.


Introductory Lecture on High Bionutrient Crop Production. This talk, given by Dan Kittredge, Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association, will explain how our fruits and vegetables have only a fraction of the nutrients they had a century ago, how this lack of essential nutrients impacts our health and chronic illnesses, and how to create healthy, highly mineralized soil which results in healthy, highly nutritious crops. Commercial farmers and home gardeners both welcome. This event is free. Gardiner Library. 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. 845-255-1255 or 484-553-4602. gardinerlibrary.org. November 10. 6:30–8:30pm.

Grahamsville (Sullivan County)

Hudson Valley in the Ice Age. Paleontologist and author Robert Titus PhD will discuss his new book, Hudson Valley in the Ice Age, explaining the geological changes that have occurred in the Hudson Valley, Manhattan, Albany, the Catskills, the Shawangunks, and the Taconics over the past tens of thousands of years. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free. Daniel Pierce Library Community Room. 332 Main Street, Grahamsville. 845-985-7700. timeandthevalleysmuseum.org. November 9. 2pm.

High Falls

The D & H Canal Historical Society’s Sunday Flea Market. This eclectic flea market offers antiques and collectibles, local crafts, jewelry, vintage clothing, plants, food, and more! Discriminating collectors and inveterate browsers welcome. Grady Park. Route 213, High Falls. 845-810-0471. canalmuseum.org. Every Sunday, weather permitting; November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. 9am–4pm.


Hudson Valley Hullabaloo. Focused on showcasing the area’s most talented and creative makers, designers, artists, and craftspeople, Hullabaloo brings the traditional craft fair to the next level by adding artisanal food, music, and a photo booth to capture the memories. Admission is free and the event is family-friendly. The Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center. 467 Broadway, Kingston. hvhullabaloo.com. November 22. 10am–5pm. November 23. 11am–5pm.

Annual Kingston Tree Lighting Ceremony. Hosted by the Kingston Professional Firefighters Association, this event will feature a tree lighting with refreshments, local entertainment, and photo opportunities with Santa and friends. Academy Green Park. 238 Clinton Avenue, Kingston. 845-331-1216. November 28. 6pm.–8:30pm.

Sinterklaas Send-off Celebration. As part of a community-wide series of events drawing on the Hudson Valley’s Dutch heritage, Sinterklaas—the Dutch Santa Claus—will depart on a tugboat after musical performances, arts and crafts workshops, a march down Broadway, a parade of stars, and puppets galore! After his departure, there will be a soiree, a tree lighting ceremony, and specials at local restaurants. Events are free and family-friendly. Kingston Historic Waterfront. sinterklaashudsonvalley.com. November 29. 10am.


Live at The Falcon. The Falcon. 1348 Route 9W, Marlborough. 845-236-7970. liveatthefalcon.com. Robbie Dupree Trio with Clifford Carter and David Spinozza; opener Amanda Homi. November 1. 7pm. Sunday Brunch with the Jack Grace Band. November 2. 10am. Maria Muldaur “Way Past Midnight,” a Multimedia Retrospective. November 2. 7pm. Lindsey Webster. November 5. 7pm. Doug Weiss, “Fall Into Jazz.” November 6. 7pm. James Maddock; opener Kayla Rae Barone. November 7. 7pm. Paul Green Rock Academy. November 8. 1pm. Cory Henry. November 8. 7pm. Sunday Brunch with the Bernstein Bard Quartet. November 9. 10am. Ben Sollee. November 9. 7pm. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams with Bill Payne. November 10 and 11. 7pm. Brian Lynch and Emmet Cohen Duo. November 12. 7pm. Bucky Pizzarelli and Ed Laub Duo; opener Glenn Roth. November 13. 7pm. Bruce Katz Band Homecoming Release Event; opener Vanessa Collier. November 14. 7pm. Jon Herington Band; opener Paris Ray. November 15. 7pm. Sunday Brunch with Big Joe Fitz and the Lo-Fis. November 16. 10am. Rhythm Future Quartet. November 16. 7pm. Upstate with Guillermo Klein, Rebecca Martin, and Larry Grenadier. November 17. 7pm. David Ullmann. November 19. 7pm. The Trapps; opener Seth David Band. November 20. 7pm. Banda Magda!; opener Erica Enriquez. November 21. 7pm. Willy Porter; opener Dan Lavoie. November 22. 7pm. Sunday Brunch with the Saints of Swing. November 23. 10am. Bryan and the Aardvarks. November 23. 7pm. Upstate with Guillermo Klein, Rebecca Martin, and Larry Grenadier. November 24. 7pm. Howard’s Farm and Hindsight film screening and directors talk. November 25. 7pm. Alpha Male Gorillas. November 26. 7pm. Jimi Hendrix 72nd Birthday Tribute film and music; opener The Reverend Jefferson Band. November 28. 7pm. David Johanson Duo with Brian Koonin. November 29. 7pm. Erik Lawrence Quartet. November 30. 7pm.

New Paltz

Poetry Reading and Open Mic. Hudson Valley-based poet Robert Milby, of Theremin Ghosts! fame, hosts a monthly poetry reading and open mic night. November’s reading features poets Walter Worden and Larry Sansone. A donation of $2 is requested for admission. Mudd Puddle Café (inside Water Street Market). 10 Main Street, New Paltz. 845-255-3436. November 15. 7pm.

Pine Hill

Injury Prevention for Runners. This course, taught over four weeks, is designed specifically for current and potential runners looking to prevent injury and improve performance. Physical therapist Heather Roberts will lead the class in core and hip strengthening as well as lower body flexibility training. Participants should wear loose clothing and bring a mat or blanket for the floor and a belt or strap. The group will also meet for an informal run before the class, at 7am. Sponsored by the Community Center and the Phoenicia Turkey Trot. Pine Hill Community Center. 287 Main Street, Pine Hill. 845-254-4238. hrobertspt@gmail.com. November 1, 8, 15, and 22. 8am–9am.

Native American Basket Workshop. Participants will create a white pine berry basket with spruce root and red willow while the workshop leader, Jennifer Lee, shares stories of her Narragansette and Pequot heritage. Participants are encouraged to wear work clothes or an apron. This event is sponsored by the Big Indian Native American Cultural Center. Registration is $35. Pine Hill Community Center. 287 Main Street, Pine Hill. 845-254-4238. pinehillcommunitycenter.org. November 8. 10am–3pm.

Pine Hill Community Center Thanksgiving Potluck. All are welcome to bring their favorite Thanksgiving dish to share with the community. This event is sponsored by the Big Indian Native American Cultural Center. Spirit of the Mountain Drum will perform, and there will also be dancing, storytelling, and raffles. Pine Hill Community Center. 287 Main Street, Pine Hill. 845-254-4238. pinehillcommunitycenter.org. November 8. 5pm.

Port Ewen

Native American Music and Storytelling. As part of the “First Peoples of the Esopus” series, the Klyne Esopus Museum will host Reverend Nick Miles and friends in an afternoon of music and stories. Reverend Miles, also known as Tecumseh Red Cloud, will discuss the importance of storytelling in native culture and share examples. Evan Prichard will offer a sample of native flute music. A native lullaby will be sung and musical groups the Cloud Breaker Society and the Red Feather Singers will perform. Admission is free; donations welcomed. Light refreshments will be served. Community Room, Esopus Town Hall. 284 Broadway, Port Ewen. 845-532-5548. klyneesopusmuseum.us. November 15. 4pm.


5th Annual UlsterCorps Service Sprint and Zombie Escape. In this fun five-kilometer race, runners must avoid the zombies in the woods in order to win. Top finishers will receive certificates in gender and age group categories, and special awards will be given for Best Individual Costume and Best Group Costume. Registration is $25; proceeds benefit UlsterCorps. Williams Lake. 434 Williams Lake Road, Rosendale. 845-481-0331. ulstercorps.org. November 1. 10am. Rain date: November 2. 10am.

Dance Film Sundays: Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity. Presented as part of the Dance Film Sundays series, this thrilling documentary chronicles the work of “daredevil choreographer” Elizabeth Streb. Streb is the pioneer of a movement form called POPACTION that explores the intersections of dance, performance, and stunt-work, pushing the boundaries of human potential. Tickets are $10 for non-members, $9 for members, and $6 for children. Rosendale Theatre. 408 Main Street, Rosendale. 845-658-8989. rosendaletheatre.org. November 9. 3pm.

Classical Music Concert by Guitarist Eric Roth. Spend an evening before the holidays with the dulcet sounds of Paganini, Giuliani, Mertz and other 19th century composers. Musician and librarian Eric Roth will play a reproduction Panormo guitar, based on an original 1830 model, and will provide historical background on the music, instruments, and composers. This concert is free and open to all. Rosendale Public Library. 264 Main Street, Rosendale. 845-658-9013. rosendalelibrary.org. November 12. 7pm.


Saugerties First Friday. Each month, one of “America’s coolest small towns” stays open late to offer special activities, live music, specialty cocktail and microbrew tastings, and discounts on art, clothing, and home goods. Various locations throughout the Village of Saugerties. facebook.com/saugertiesfirstfriday. November 7. 5pm–10pm.

Saugerties Pro Musica Presents Gabriel Baeza, Violinist. Each November, Saugerties Pro Musica presents a performance by an outstanding student or group from the Bard College Conservatory of Music. This year’s versatile and engaging young violinist, Gabriel Baeza, won the 2014 Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition. Pianist Erika Allen will play accompaniment. Adult tickets are $12, senior tickets are $12, and students are admitted free. Saugerties United Methodist Church. 59 Post Street, Saugerties. 845-679-5733. saugertiespromusica.org. November 9. 3pm.

Stone Ridge

Community Holistic Healthcare Day. A wide array of healing modalities, including acupuncture, massage, qigong, nutritional counseling, and homeopathic medicine, will be available to try at this free monthly event. Patients are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations and community service pledges will be accepted. Marbletown Community Center. 3564 Main Street, Stone Ridge. rvhhc.org. November 18. 4pm–8pm.

Holistic Self-Care Class: How Women Can Promote Their Own Health. This course, presented free of charge by the Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community, will be taught by Elizabeth Gross, Certified Thai Yoga Practitioner (CTP), Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), and Mindful Eating Guide. Family Traditions. 3853 Main Street, Stone Ridge. rvhhc.org. October 23. 7pm–8:30pm.


A Musical Afternoon with Judith Kerman and Friends. Local poet, publisher, and mezzo-soprano Judith Kerman will give her debut solo performance in a program including Pergolesi, Fauré, Falla, Barber, jazz standards, and musical settings of her own poems. She will be accompanied by pianist Douglas Martin and jazz bassist Allen Murphy. Admission is by free will offering. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church. 2578 Route 212, Woodstock. 845-684-5519. jbkerman@gmail.com. November 9. 3pm.
Ladies of the Valley Benefit Concert for Family of Woodstock. This intimate evening with some of the Hudson Valley’s best women singers and songwriters will feature Simi Stone, Elizabeth Mitchell, Amy Helm, Sarah Fimm, Lindsey Webster, Donna Lewis, and Lisa Green, accompanied by Connor Kennedy, Minstrel, rising young women from the Paul Green Rock Academy, and some surprise guests. Proceeds will benefit Family of Woodstock’s Crisis Hotline and Walk-In Center. Tickets start at $25. Bearsville Theater. 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock. 845-679-4406. bearsvilletheater.com. November 9. 6pm.