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Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening is coming to Kingston

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening is coming to Kingston

Sunday, June 24: When John Bonham dropped that crazy foot of his 12 seconds into “Good Times, Bad Times” on Led Zeppelin’s 1969 self-titled debut, rock drumming changed instantly and forever. John’s son Jason Bonham can hardly be accused of cashing in on his father’s thing. But he hasn’t shied away from the family brand, either. He has recorded with Page and played with Zeppelin at several of their more significant one-offs over the years.

Sample fine local wines at Bounty of the Hudson

Sample fine local wines at Bounty of the Hudson

Saturday, June 16: The 80-mile-long Shawangunk Wine Trail that runs from New Paltz at its northernmost point down to Warwick in Orange County encompasses 13 Hudson Valley wineries. Every year they get together in one place to put on the Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival, a wine-tasting event that allows side-by-side samplings of the region’s best.

Hamlet: The Prequel

Hamlet: The Prequel

Saturday, June 9: Actors & Writers will present a staged reading of Gertrude and Claudius at the Arts Society of Kingston. Based on a novel by John Updike, the play returns the Bard’s classic characters to the stage, as Claudius and Gertrude’s forbidden passion plays out behind the back of Prince Hamlet’s father, the soon-to-be murdered king.

Movie Nights on Bannerman Island

Movie Nights on Bannerman Island

Saturday, June 9: The series starts with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. The price of the excursion is $40 per show ($35 each if you buy a package of three movies). This includes a cruise to and from the island, departing from the Floating Dock at the Beacon Institute; your choice of a short self-guided tour of the island or Local Legend Lecture when you arrive; and the film screening.