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Jan 1: Bach at New Year’s Berkshire Bach Ensemble Director and Soloist, Eugene Drucker, founder of the Emerson String Quartet, starts the new year off right with a delightful program featuring signature pieces by Bach, Purcell, and Mozart. 3 p.m., $29+. • Troy Music Hall, 30 Second St, Troy; 518.273.0038; www.troymusichall.org

Jan 12: The Elvis Birthday Bash with Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings The King would have turned 83 years old this month; in celebration of his birthday, this incredible tribute band will perform a slew of favorites. 9 p.m., $20+. • Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson, 518.828.4800; www.helsinkihudson.com

Jan 14: Piano Festival At the Howland Music Circle, Orion Weiss, who has won worldwide acclaim, will be playing selections from Brahms, Debussy, Schumann, and Ravel. 4 p.m., $30 adults, $10 students. • Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, 845.765.3012; www.howlandmusic.org

Jan 19: Blue Öyster Cult The band is still going strong with their provocative and haunting lyrics and pounding jams with such classics as, “Godzilla,” “Burnin’ For You,” and “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.”8 p.m., $25+. • Paramount Hudson Valley, 1008 Brown St, Peekskill, 914.739.0039; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com

Jan 30: The State Ballet Theater of Russia presents Swan Lake One of the greatest classical ballets of all time, set to the music of Tchaikovsky, takes its origin from Russian folklore and German legend. Artistically performed, it details a young prince determined to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell, bringing a romantic tale of true love to life. 7:30 p.m., $38+. • Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany, 518.465.4663; www.palacealbany.org

Jan 25: 40 oz. to Freedom (Sublime Tribute) and Blink 180 True (Blink 182 Tribute) Bands Two of the most well-known ska-punk and rock bands that arose from the ’90s from Southern California with such hits as “40 oz. to Freedom,” “Waiting For My Ruca,” “Please Take Me Home,” and “First Date,” are performed by tribute bands playing all their major hits. 7 p.m., $15. • The Chance Theater, 6 Crannell St, Poughkeepsie, 845.471.1966; www.thechancetheater.com

 

Daryl’s House Club

Jan 4: The Amish Outlaws This fun group of men grew up Amish in Lancaster, PA, but left the community to venture into the wild world of music.  

Jan 13: Damn The Torpedoes – A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Looking and sounding like the real deal, this group plays all of Petty’s hits.

Jan 18: The Nerds Playing a blend of soul, classic rock, and TV themes, their comical stage show banter is largely influenced by Monty Python and Saturday Night Love

All shows 8 p.m., $20+. 130 Route 22, Pawling, 845.289.0185; www.darylshouseclub.com

 

The Egg Center for the Performing Arts

Jan 15: Neko Case This indie rock and alternative-country singer is known for her rugged and heartbreaking songs with edgy vocals that speak to her strong will and versatile music. 7 p.m., $34.50+. 

Jan 24: Greensky Bluegrass Mixing their own version of bluegrass, this band combines strings with rock to form a unique sound. They’ll be performing songs from their latest recording, Shouted, Written Down and Quoted. 7 p.m., $29.50+. 

Jan 30: The Wood Brothers with special guest The Stray Birds Their recent album, Live at the Barn, was raved about by American Songwriter for its “spry, soulful folk-rock,” and the album debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. 7:30 p.m., $29.50+. 

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 518.473.1845; www.theegg.org

 

Towne Crier Cafe

Jan 12: Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul, & Mary) Part of the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary, as well as a solo performer, Yarrow’s music is thought-provoking, using lyrics that convey a message of humanity and caring with melodic tunes. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs, from “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” and “Day is Done,” to “Light One Candle.” 8:30 p.m., $45. 

Jan 20: Patty Larkin A singer/songwriter delving into deep subject matters of grief, love, nature, family, and health issues, her folk-urban pop music creates inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals. 8:30 p.m., $25. 

Jan 27: Brothers of the Road Band — An Allman Brothers Tribute This group utilizes live recordings from the Allman Brothers Band to re-create 40+ years of music. The Allman Brothers redefined rock music, mixing it with blues, jazz, and country to deliver their own unique signature. 8:30 p.m., $20. 

379 Main St, Beacon; 845.855.1300; www.townecrier.com

 

Our Pick

Forbidden Fruit, the first concert of The Newburgh Symphony, starts off the New Year with three tales of forbidden love. A selection by Mozart entitled Don Giovanni Overture explores implications of the Don’s irreverent seductions, while Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Fantasy portrays the ardent intensity of the young lovers. Finally, Frenchman Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique tells the story of a lovelorn artist who is plunged into the depths of despair by an unrequited passion. Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m., $45 adults, free for students K-12 or with college ID. Mount Saint Mary College, Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, 845.913.7157; www.newburghsymphony.org

Holiday Fair, Fish & Chips Luncheon & Bake Sale
Grace Episcopal Church, 12 Depot St. Middletown will host this festive event, Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 9am to 3pm. This is more than just another craft fair! Fabulous gift baskets for every age and interest! Local vendors with jewelry, handmade treasures, soaps, candles, and kitchen items! Delicious baked goods! Raffle tickets for unique and exciting prizes! Fish & Chips Luncheon 11am to 1pm, $15. If you love holiday fairs, please also visit on November 19 St. James Episcopal Church and First Presbyterian Church in Goshen. Pick up a passport at any of these three churches, get it stamped at all three fairs, and you could win prizes valued at $75!
Maira Kalman Book Signing Event

Paper Trail, the style setting emporium for fine paper and gifts in the village of Rhinebeck,
will host a book signing with Maira Kalman for her new book, Women Holding Things. The event is
scheduled for Saturday, December 17, from 3 to 5pm.
Maira Kalman, is the critically acclaimed artist, designer, and author of over 30 books for adults
and children. Each of her books explores the human condition with humor, insight and pathos, including
bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and My Favorite Things. Her work is exhibited in museums
around the world.
Her newest book, Women Holding Things is a wondrous collection of paintings and text.
As explained in her own words, Maira asks: “What do women hold? The home and the family. And the
children and the food. The friendships. The work. The work of the world. And the work of being human.
The memories. And the troubles. And the sorrows and the triumphs. And the love.”
Maureen Missner, Paper Trail’s co-owner, said, “We are beyond thrilled to host Maira Kalman in
our store. We have consistently offered a range of her titles over the past 10 years and see Paper Trail
as Headquarters of the Maira Kalman Fan Club. We expect a large audience for her appearance, giving
our customers the opportunity to meet Maira and purchase a signed copy of Women Holding Things. It
will be a coveted gift for the holidays.” Signed copies of Women Holding Things will also be available to
order from our website, papertrailrhinebeck.com
Paper Trail is located in the village of Rhinebeck, at 6423 Montgomery Street. We are open
Monday-Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 11-5. Telephone 845 876 8050. Email info@papertrailrhinebeck.com

Holiday Shopping at Graymoor Artisan

Hudson River Watershed Alliance Annual Watershed Conference (Day 1)

Across the watershed, communities are experiencing climate hazards including localized flooding, intense drought, Harmful Algal Blooms, beach closures, wildfires, and other impacts on water resources. To further community understanding of climate change, its impacts, and how we can prepare for it, our Annual Watershed Conference theme is Climate Change Impacts on Water in the Hudson Valley.

This year, Hudson River Watershed Alliance is using a hybrid model for the conference, taking advantage of the respective strengths of both virtual and in-person programs. The first day’s webinar will share key context on climate projections and risks, providing a foundation for the conversations on adaptation strategies at the in-person sessions. The virtual session brings together scientists and experts that otherwise would have had to travel, using a format that is easy to record and reference in the future. Both in-person sessions feature local case studies and strategies from the Hudson River watershed, and will prioritize networking and conversation.

The Annual Watershed Conference schedule includes:

– Monday, October 24 from 1-3:30 PM: a virtual session to share climate change projections and other context-setting information.

– Tuesday, October 25 from 9 AM – 12:30 PM: an in-person session at the Henry A. Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, NY to discuss climate change adaptation strategies and share case studies.

– Wednesday, October 26 from 1-4 PM: an in-person session at the Hudson River Maritime Museum Barn in Kingston, NY focused on flooding issues faced by municipalities along the Hudson River. This session will be facilitated by River Network, and will inform the Hudson River Flood Resilience Network’s strategic roadmap.

Hudson River Watershed Alliance Annual Watershed Conference (Day 2)

Across the watershed, communities are experiencing climate hazards including localized flooding, intense drought, Harmful Algal Blooms, beach closures, wildfires, and other impacts on water resources. To further community understanding of climate change, its impacts, and how we can prepare for it, our Annual Watershed Conference theme is Climate Change Impacts on Water in the Hudson Valley.

This year, Hudson River Watershed Alliance is using a hybrid model for the conference, taking advantage of the respective strengths of both virtual and in-person programs. The first day’s webinar will share key context on climate projections and risks, providing a foundation for the conversations on adaptation strategies at the in-person sessions. The virtual session brings together scientists and experts that otherwise would have had to travel, using a format that is easy to record and reference in the future. Both in-person sessions feature local case studies and strategies from the Hudson River watershed, and will prioritize networking and conversation.

The Annual Watershed Conference schedule includes:

– Monday, October 24 from 1-3:30 PM: a virtual session to share climate change projections and other context-setting information.

– Tuesday, October 25 from 9 AM – 12:30 PM: an in-person session at the Henry A. Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, NY to discuss climate change adaptation strategies and share case studies.

– Wednesday, October 26 from 1-4 PM: an in-person session at the Hudson River Maritime Museum Barn in Kingston, NY focused on flooding issues faced by municipalities along the Hudson River. This session will be facilitated by River Network, and will inform the Hudson River Flood Resilience Network’s strategic roadmap.

Hudson River Watershed Alliance Annual Watershed Conference (Day 3)

Across the watershed, communities are experiencing climate hazards including localized flooding, intense drought, Harmful Algal Blooms, beach closures, wildfires, and other impacts on water resources. To further community understanding of climate change, its impacts, and how we can prepare for it, our Annual Watershed Conference theme is Climate Change Impacts on Water in the Hudson Valley.

This year, Hudson River Watershed Alliance is using a hybrid model for the conference, taking advantage of the respective strengths of both virtual and in-person programs. The first day’s webinar will share key context on climate projections and risks, providing a foundation for the conversations on adaptation strategies at the in-person sessions. The virtual session brings together scientists and experts that otherwise would have had to travel, using a format that is easy to record and reference in the future. Both in-person sessions feature local case studies and strategies from the Hudson River watershed, and will prioritize networking and conversation.

The Annual Watershed Conference schedule includes:

– Monday, October 24 from 1-3:30 PM: a virtual session to share climate change projections and other context-setting information.

– Tuesday, October 25 from 9 AM – 12:30 PM: an in-person session at the Henry A. Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, NY to discuss climate change adaptation strategies and share case studies.

– Wednesday, October 26 from 1-4 PM: an in-person session at the Hudson River Maritime Museum Barn in Kingston, NY focused on flooding issues faced by municipalities along the Hudson River. This session will be facilitated by River Network, and will inform the Hudson River Flood Resilience Network’s strategic roadmap.

WeeFree Strings

WeFreeStrings are violinists Charles Burnham and Gwen Laster, violist Melanie Dyer, cellist Alexander Waterman, bassist Ken Filiano and percussionist Michael Wimberly. The sextet primarily performs original, improvised music.

This concert is free and open to the public. Donations appreciated.

“…the idea of jazz strings takes on a new identity.” Mike Shanley, Jazz Times
“This is prayer-like spiritual jazz ..an outstanding effort…” Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
“This music has an undeniable beauty.” Mike Corroto, AllAboutJazz
“…free in spirit? Hell, yes! …the compositions evince a refusal to be boxed in.” Joseph Jeff, Graded on a Curve
“WeFreeStrings combine free jazz the music of African American string bands and classical avant garde;it picks up where the likes ofThe Revolutionary Ensemble and James ‘Blood’ Ulmer’s Odyssey left off, adding sounds previously heard in Ornette Coleman’s writing for strings….This is surging, stabbing,thumping music.”
– Phil Freeman, The Wire
WeFreeStrings primarily performs original, improvised music. WeFreeStrings has performed at Lincoln Center’s Hearst Plaza, Harlem Jazz Boxx, Andrew Drury’s Soup & Sound, Arts for Arts series (NYC), Jazz@ Atlas, Chicago Jazz String Summit,The Jazz Gallery, Bennington College, the Museum of Art & Origins, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nublu151 and other venues. The ensemble released two recordings — Love in The Form Of Sacred Outrage (ESP-disk, 2022) and Fulfillment (independently released in 2018). They are the recipients of major support from Jazz Road/South Arts, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Chamber Music America, New Music USA, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and Colorado Black Arts Movement.

Julia Phillips reading

Join us on OCT 2 for a reading with Julia Phillips, author of the novel “Disappearing Earth”!
Her debut novel was one of the NYTimes 10 Best Books of the Year.
“​A superb debut…A nearly flawless novel.” ​— The New York Times
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
“Thrilling…Rumors and rivalries, secrets and lies, all add up to a compelling portrayal of a community under siege.”— People
Free, donations appreciated. Reception to folllow on the portico.

Newburgh Critical Mass Bike Rack Site Tour

Join Critical Mass on a bike ride through the streets of Newburgh to visit and evaluate potential sites for the upcoming Newburgh Arts & Cultural Commission’s BE-SPOKE Artist Designed Bike Rack Project.

Saturday, October 1, 2022
10:00am Pre-Ride meetup
12:00pm Post-Ride Discussion
Meet at Rise & Ride (ADS Warehouse, 105 Ann Street) at 10:00.

Critical Mass is a movement of cyclists helping to make the street safer for all modes of transportation: pedestrians, strollers, skaters, bicyclists and motorists. Bring your bike. Bring your helmet. Bring your family. Bicycle together. Spread the word.

Visit newburghart.org/bikeracks for more info on the project and ride.

OPTICS//MOTION at CREATE Gallery

“OPTICS//MOTION An invitation to slow down” – Audiovisual artist Nathan McLaughlin presents an immersive 45 minute video experience at CREATE Gallery. Live performances on opening night (Oct. 22) and closing (Nov. 12). Hours are Friday, 4-7pm, and Saturdays/Sundays from 11am-6pm with the show looped across four screens for a new experience upon each visit.

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