Hudson Valley Community Power

Public Q&A and Open House to learn how this Community Choice Aggregation and Community solar program is becoming a reality in the Hudson Valley now. Light refreshments will be served. Two meetings: 6/24 at 10am at New Paltz Village Hall at 25 Plattekill Ave in New Paltz; and 6/27 at 7pm at New Paltz Community Center at 3 Veterans Drive in New Paltz. Information: 845-859-9099; hudsonvalleycommunity; Events hosted by program partners: Joule and Hudson Valley Energy.

Colonists, Warriors, and Witches (6/29, 7:30pm)

A multi-media presentation of the early history of music in Woodstock. Katie Jeannotte of the “Bows and Chords” music studio in Shokan will direct a musical ensemble of adults and children, and the Gnomon Shadow Theater, under the direction of the Rowan family from Saugerties, will tell a story with shadow puppets. Visuals and special effects will enhance the experience. Come sing along! $5 donation benefits the Historical Society of Woodstock. The performance celebrates the opening of HSW’s summer exhibit, Woodstock Music: In Tune with the Times, 1600’s- Present, 6/29-9/1, Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm. Held at the Eames House, 20 Comeau Dr, Woodstock.

Strength & Serenity

The utilization of internal martial arts including Tai Chi. Build Strength and confidence to improve your health and wellness. Led by Jing Shuai, a 16th generation protégé to the ancient Chinese Wu Dang San Feng martial arts lineage, and a Tai Chi instructor who is certified by the Mainland China Martial Arts Association. Born in Szechuan, China, she was deeply influenced by the Chinese traditional fine arts. Meets on Wednesdays, 2-3pm. $15 per class. Info:

Fan Your Talents – Fan Painting (1st Wednesday of each month, 5-6pm)

Finding your way-the Tao of creativity through fan painting with Jing Shuai. The classes incorporate elements of Taoist philosophy which is seeking simplicity through the laws of nature as a way to help participants channel their inner creativity. Workshop takes place the 1st Wednesday from 5-6pm each month! Roost Studios & Art Gallery, 69 Main St, New Paltz. Find more details at the project page:

SST Shandaken Studio Tour (7/27 & 7/28, 10am-5pm)

Engulf yourself in a baker’s dozen of deep-woods Artist lairs. Green immersion and reward for those who Art Trek. New gallery spaces in “P Town” and a major drive-by Art Park in Mount Tremper. Pull over and get face to face with big art along the railroad tracks on 28 at Rail Explorers tiny railroad station between Emerson and Phoenicia Diner. Grab a Whole Arts Catalog for the inside scoop. Opening party at Phoenicia Arts & Antiques at 41 Main St in Phoenicia on Friday 7/26 6-10pm. Sunday will offer a Skinflower party on the boardwalk all afternoon, party will include live bands. Info: 845-688-2977;;

Multicultural Music & Dance Festival (6/23, 4pm)

Presented by Linda Diamond & Co. Premiere: HYMN to the Earth by Linda Diamond featuring Native American & Modern Dance. Works by Anna Sokolow and Linda Diamond. Performance includes Donna Coane – Spirit of Thunderheat featuring Native American Music and Dance. Tix $16/gen adm, $8;12 & under – includes reception. Woodstock Diamond Sokolow Dance Theatre, 1766 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-7757.