Monday, April 25, 2011

Sustainable Action Week at SUNY New Paltz

April 25 to May 1

There's a lot of great stuff happening in New Paltz this week - check it out!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Field biologist Marc van Roosmalen to speak at SUNY Ulster

Cultural Diversity Day with
Marc van Roosmalen
World-renowned field biologist and Amazon researcher
Wed., 4/20, 7 PM
Student Lounge
Vanderlyn Hall
SUNY Ulster
491 Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge

Monday, April 18, 2011

4/19/11: Carbon Nation @ BSP

For event details, click here.

Photo: Peter Byck

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Magnificat Festival, April 30 and May 1, 2011

From Betsy Tuel (husband Bill is singing):

This spring the combined choirs of Ulster Choral Society and Camerata Chorale will present a "Magnificat Festival", consisting of three settings of the famous biblical text by JS Bach, Vivaldi, and JC Bach.  We will be joined by professional soloists and the Bach-Handel Festival Orchestra.
The concert dates are:
  • Saturday, April 30, 8:00 PM at the Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church
  • Sunday, May 1, 4:00 PM at the Overlook United Methodist Church in Woodstock

Advance tickets are $15.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


From Vivi Hlavsa:

Jane Barsumian
On a program full of “lovable” music the world premiere performance of a new work by Jane Barsumian will be of outstanding interest to area concert goers. The WOODSTOCK CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, conducted by Artistic Director David Leighton, will present its final concerts of the 2010-2011 season, featuring Jane Barsumian’s newest work, “Scattered Stars.”  The program also includes “Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1” by Ottorino Respighi, “Adagietto” from the Symphony No. 5 of Gustav Mahler, “Czech Suite” by Antonin Dvorak and “Overture to The Wasps” by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

  • 8 pm Friday, April 29 at Olin Hall, Bard College, 
  • 8 pm Saturday, April 30 at Pointe of Praise Family Life Center, 243 Hurley Avenue, Kingston, and 
  • 3 pm Sunday, May 1 at Saugerties Reformed Church, Main Street, Saugerties: 
Tickets: adults $20.00, college students $5, K-12 with accompanying adult, free. Subscription sets are available (4 tickets good for any concert).
Jane Barsumian, a resident of the Hudson Valley for some thirty-three years, is well known for her remarkable skills as violinist, pianist, organist, vocalist and composer.  “Scattered Stars” is her first work for chamber orchestra and audiences will have an opportunity to hear her music in full panoply of orchestrated imagination.  Her style is charming, witty and actually beautiful.  Yes, you read that correctly – this is contemporary music you will enjoy.  Born into a musical family, father was a concert violinist, composer and conductor, mother a church organist for seventy five years, Jane Barsumian studied piano with Frank McConnell, Edgar Roberts and Antoinette Lind, violin with Norman Black of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Henk Schram of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and composition with Grammy-winning composer Joan Tower.  For the 2002 Woodstock Cycle Jane composed music and text for the Cantata "Healing." She is the 2006 winner of the Hymn Competition of the Eastern North Carolina Religious Arts Festival, and has written service music for the Episcopal Church.

The WOODSTOCK CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, formed in 1980 by musicians from the Woodstock area, now is comprised of professional musicians from the entire Hudson Valley. The WCO regularly commissions music by local and regional composers and each season performs in Woodstock, Kingston, Saugerties, and at Bard College.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Ulster County Recycling Event

It’s that time again. 
Tell your neighbors, family members and friends about the upcoming 
FREE Household Hazardous Waste, Pharmaceutical Waste and Electronics Recycling Event 
Saturday, April 16, 8 am to 2 pm
  999 Flatbush Road, Kingston, NY

You must have an appointment!!

By offering alternatives for the safe disposal of household hazardous waste, Ulster County is taking a proactive role in protecting the environment by preventing these items from ending up in landfills or contaminating water sources and waste water treatment plants.
This FREE collection provides a safe disposal alternative for: 
  • hazardous pesticides, solvents and household chemicals. 
  • lead and oil based paint, paint solvents (Note: latex paint will not be accepted as it is not a hazardous material)
  • fertilizers, pesticides, 
  • household cleaners, hobby chemicals, etc.
Also being accepted at the event for FREE are electronics for recycling including: 
  • computers and their components,  keyboards, printers
  • VCRs/DVD players
  • monitors/TVs. 
Ulster County residents will also have the opportunity to discard their unused and/or expired medications at the event for FREE. Bring any prescription or over-the-counter pills, ointments, lotions and liquids for disposal. 

The Agency is pleased to be able to provide an opportunity for residents to properly dispose of hazardous waste and to recycle electronic waste.  For a complete list of acceptable items for this event, visit

How to schedule an appointment:
You must schedule an appointment if if you are interested in participating in the event. Please visit our website at or call the Recycling Hotline at (845) 336-3336 to request more information or to make an appointment.
Ulster County Residents ONLY.
No businesses.  No organizations.  No farms.  No institutions.