This weekend in Saugerties

Village Hall SQCarol Zaloom print exhibit at Opus 40

An exhibit of linocuts and monoprints by Saugerties-based artist Carol Zaloom will open on Saturday, May 23 at Opus 40. A reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The show will feature recent work and old favorites. The show runs through the end of June. More information is available at 246-3400 or


Photos from Cuba

The Kiersted Barn on Main St. is exhibiting “Photos from Cuba,” a show of photographic works by Michael Nelson. The gallery space is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A reception will be held Saturday, May 23 at 3 p.m.


Civil War exhibit

The Kiersted Barn on Main St. will present an exhibit about the Civil War on Saturday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The display is sponsored by American Legion Post 72 and the Saugerties Historical Society, and honors the 150th anniversary of the conflict.



Plant and Bake Sale

Locally grown perennials and annuals plus cookies and cakes will be available at the Trinity Episcopal Church annual Spring Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. The event will conclude when all the goods are sold or by 2 p.m. Donations of plants for the sale are welcome; bring to the church on Friday, May 22.


Inquiring Mind Bookstore event

Saturday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Emmanuelle Linard presents “Angelings: Book of Values from Spirit to Business, a Manual of Creative Integration.”


Container gardens

The library will host a free class on creating container gardens on Saturday, May 23 at 1 p.m. MaryAnn Shand and Susannah Satten will provide ideas and tips.


Craft Brew Boogaloo

The inaugural Craft Brew Bugaloo on Saturday, May 23, 2-6 p.m., at Cantine Field will include offerings of more than 150 craft beers from more than 75 different breweries. Sponsored by Radio Woodstock 100.1, the event will highlight local, regional and national breweries, artisanal farm-to-table cuisine and some of the area’s best musicians. Boogaloo performers will include The Big Takeover, Connor Kennedy and Minstrel and Elijah Wolf. The cuisine will come from gourmet food trucks and local restaurants. More info is available at


SPCA fundraiser

Cellular Sales will host a “Cookout for a Cause” on Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Ulster County SPCA in support of fundraising for the shelter’s current building expansion goal of $250,000. The shelter has reached their capacity in the current building.


Farmers Market returns

This year’s outdoor Saugerties Farmers Market starts Saturday, May 23.

The day will start at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting featuring local officials and opening day sponsor, Peggy Schwartz, owner of Town & Country Liquors.

Davenport Farm will feature its early-spring treat: fabulous, fresh and local asparagus.

In addition, two new farms have joined the market: Flyaway Farm, Red Hook, and Good Flavor Farm, Tivoli. Both offer an array of vegetables from arugula to zucchini and grow their vegetables without chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Flyaway and Good Flavor’s farmers cultivate herbs and vegetables by hand using techniques that pay special attention to the ecosystem.

Also new this year is the Market Loyalty card. The first 50 shoppers to come to 10, separate, market days and get their cards punched, will get a special gift: a market tote bag or apron—subject to availability—or $10 in Market Bucks that can be used to shop.

Other farmers will have a selection of early fruits, vegetables, seedlings, plants, and local meats and poultry. Vendors will offer a variety of goods including fresh seafood, prepared foods, baked goods and breads including gluten free, pickles, sauerkrauts, jams, and soaps.

Visiting the market for the first time is Fiber Flame to entertain children with crafts. Steve and Terry Massardo, formerly of John Street Jam, will provide live music.

To help home cooks, Mandana Vasseghi, a Woodstock herbalist, will demonstrate how to use herbs in cooking. She will prepare salad and herbal pesto.

Home gardeners can stop by and chat with Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension. They will come to the market once a month through August to offer seasonal garden advice.

The rest of the year is packed with the farm food and entertainment. In addition to a regular series of chef demos from local restaurateurs, the market is planning—with the help of local business sponsors—a Farm to Table series, run by local cooks and educators, Kim Graves and Diane Reeder, to teach skills and techniques to home chefs.

Each week, following opening day, local artist Anita Barbour, will run a Kids Art Corner to teach children arts and crafts while their parents shop.

The market will also hold a number of special events during the season including Summer Fun Day, July 25, sponsored by the Town of Saugerties, and the ever-popular Farm Animal Day, Sept. 5, sponsored by Helsmoortel Insurance and Helsmoortel Realty.

The market runs every Saturday through Oct. 31, 10 a.m. -2 p.m., 115 Main St., across from Cahill Elementary School.


Sunday Lecture Series

The Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration 2015 continues with the Sunday Lecture Series on Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. in the library’s community room. Ed Poll will speak about “1915 on Main and Partition Streets” in a brief lecture followed by an easy walking tour. Poll has lived in Saugerties for 25 years and is a special education teacher and co-author of “Images of America: Saugerties.” Poll is currently working on a book about famous Saugertiesians.


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