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Summer Guide 2012

A comprehensive guide to summer fun in the Capital Region

by The Staff on June 7, 2012

Pop Music


9 Maple Avenue

9 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-CLUB, 9mapleavenue.com.

6/15: Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes. 6/16: Arch Stanton. 6/22: Dave Fisk. 6/23: Marcus Benoit. 6/29: Todd Nelson. 6/30: Terry Gordon. 7/6: Jon LeRoy. 7/7: Rick Rosoff. 7/13: Jim Wilson. 7/14: Jeremy Gold. 7/20: Tom Olsen. 7/21: John Savage. 7/27: Marcus Benoit with Gabriel Groove. 7/28: Arch Stanton.

Basilica Hudson

110 S. Front St., Hudson.

6/23: 200 Years.

Bearsville Theater

291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-4406, bearsvilletheater.com.

6/16: Alexis P Suter Band. 6/22: Kelli Scarr Band. 6/23: Kinky Friedman. 6/24: Shawn Colvin. 6/28: Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars. 6/29: Jefferson Starship. 6/30: Sarah Fimm. 7/5: Zappa Plays Zappa. 7/7: Ana Egge Band. 7/8: Epiphany Project. 7/9: Kyle Esposito Band. 7/13: A Night of Paul Butterfield. 7/19: Richard Thompson. 7/20: Connor Kennedy. 7/28: Marc Cohn. 8/3: Tom Chapin. 8/11: Pousette-Dart Band. 8/19: Tom Benton School of Music. 8/23: the Crimson Projekct. 8/24: Chris Robinson Brotherhood. 8/25: the Smithereens. 8/31: the Slam Allen Band.

Blu Stone Bistro

661 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, 869-9976.

6/15: Lustre Kings Trio. 6/22: Sensemaya. 6/23: Franklin Micare Duo. 6/29: Out of the Box.

Yeasayer at the Upstate Concert Hall


297 Ontario St., Albany, 482-4393.

6/15: Steve Dunn Band. 6/16: Israfel. 6/16: Before I Had Wings. 6/19: Landmine Marathon. 6/22: Through the Flood. 6/22: Rush the Gates. 6/23: Mercia. 6/24: Municipal Waste. 6/28: Coyle. 6/29: Blood Red Skies. 6/30: Benjamin Franklin. 7/10: Voices and Vessels. 7/14: Live Fast Die Fast.

Brewery Ommegang

656 County Highway 33, Cooperstown, 800-544-1809.

6/15: Cake. 7/21: Death Cab for Cutie. 7/27: Lyle Lovett. 7/28: Wilco, Lee Ranaldo. 9/22: Darius Rucker.

Caffe Lena

47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0222, caffelena.com.

6/15: Dependents. 6/15: Tim O’Brien. 6/16: Michael Jerling. 6/17: Bovine Social Club. 6/20: Casey Dinkin. 6/22: Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys. 6/23: the McKrells. 6/24: Caravan of Thieves. 6/27: Tristan Allen and Friends. 6/29: Dan Bern. 6/30: the Cupcakes. 7/1: Pierre Bensusan. 7/6: Burns Sisters. 7/7: Sean Rowe. 7/8: Washington County Line Bluegrass. 7/13: Steve Forbert. 7/14: Tribute to Woody Guthrie. 7/15: David Wilcox. 7/18: Anthony Fallarco. 7/20: Brittany Haas and Lauren Rioux. 7/21: Roy Hurd. 7/22: Michael Louis Smith Quartet. 7/25: Holly Near. 7/27: Ray Murray and the Bomb Squad. 7/28: Paul Rishell and Annie Raines. 7/29: Special Creek Bluegrass Band. 8/3: Jeremy Wallace Trio. 8/4: Aztec Two Step. 8/10: Jamcrackers. 8/11: Jon Shain and Danny Gotham. 8/12: Sonny and Perley. 8/15: Bonnie Logan and Vito Mamone. 8/17: John Gorka. 8/18: Beaucoup Blue. 8/19: David Massengill. 8/22: the Dependents. 8/24: Bill Staines. 8/25: Mary Fahl. 8/26: Everest Rising. 8/31: Jeanne O’Connor and the New Standard.

Calvin Theatre

19 King St., Northampton, Mass., 413-586-8686, iheg.com.

7/27: Iron and Wine. 7/28: the Head and the Heart. 8/31: George Jones, Salvation Alley String Band. 9/7: OAR, Barefoot Truth. 9/12: Tommy Emmanuel.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800, clubhelsinkiweb.com.

6/18: Buzz Universe. 6/21: Jamie Kent and the Options, Lux Deluxe, the Sun Parade. 6/22: Hauschka. 6/23: the Big Takeover. 6/25: Zonder Kennedy. 6/29: Zammuto. 6/30: Sidi Toure. 7/8: Wye Oak. 7/13: Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express. 7/19: Noam Pikelny and Friends. 7/27: Fred Eaglesmith’s Travelling Steam Show. 7/29: Sharon Van Etten.

Colonial Theatre

111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., 413-997-4444, thecolonialtheatre.org.

6/26: the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. 8/17: Christopher O’Riley.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

377 River St., Troy, 308-0400.

6/15: Rich Thomas. 6/16: Chris Chartrand. 6/17: Frankie Lessard. 6/22: Tjay. 6/23: Molly Durnin. 6/24: Stephen Herubin. 6/29: Midnight Special. 6/30: Rich Thomas. 7/1: Pat Tiernan. 7/6: Rich Thomas. 7/7: Packy Murphy. 7/8: Big Creek. 7/13: Stephen Herubin. 7/14: Mike Thomas. 7/15: Tjay. 7/20: Midnight Special. 7/21: Pat Tiernan. 7/22: Molly Durnin. 7/27: Frankie Lessard. 7/28: Rich Thomas. 7/29: Pat Tiernan. 8/3: Chris Chartrand. 8/4: Midnight Special. 8/5: Molly Durnin. 8/10: Frankie Lessard. 8/11: Rich Thomas. 8/12: Pat Tiernan. 8/17: Packy Murphy. 8/18: Big Creek. 8/19: Pat Tiernan. 8/24: Maurizio. 8/25: Tjay. 8/26: Frankie Lessard. 8/31: Rich Thomas.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845, theegg.org.

6/15: Alejandro Escovedo. 6/17: Margaret Bernstein. 6/22: Matthew Sweet. 7/13: Gillian Welch. 7/20: Zappa Plays Zappa. 7/25: Conor Oberst. 8/1: Brandi Carlile. 8/3: New Riders of the Purple Sage.

Empire State Plaza

Madison Avenue, Albany.

7/4: Tommy James and the Shondells.

Glens Falls Civic Center

1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, 798-0366.

8/8: Five Finger Death Punch.

Guthrie Center

4 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, Mass., 413-528-1955, guthriecenter.org.

6/15: Meg Hutchinson. 6/16: Dan Bern. 6/22: John Flynn. 6/23: Work o’ the Weavers. 6/29: Kim and Reggie Harris. 6/30: Caravan of Thieves. 7/6-7: Christine Lavin and Don White. 7/13: Carrie Newcomer. 7/14: Tom Chapin. 7/20-21: Maria Muldaur. 7/27: Tom Rush. 7/28: Harpeth Rising. 8/3: Tim Grimm and Joe Crookston. 8/4: Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams. 8/10-11: Tom Paxton. 8/17: Vance Gilbert. 8/18: John Gorka. 8/19: Sally-Jane Heit. 8/24-25: Imagined: Celebrating the Songs of John Lennon with the Nu-Utopians. 8/31: Dennis Stroughmatt.

Iron Horse Music Hall

20 Center St., Northampton, Mass., (413) 586-8686, iheg.com.

6/15: Jesse Malin. 6/17: Matthew Sweet. 6/18: Bowerbirds. 6/19: Tab Benoit. 6/21: the Skatalites. 6/22: Nellie McKay. 6/22: T Bird and the Breaks. 6/23: Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars. 6/28: the Flatlanders. 6/28: Orgone. 6/29: Slaid Cleaves. 6/30: JB and the Raw Dawg House Band. 7/5: the Fishtank Ensemble. 7/6: Miro Sprague. 7/7: The Band Band. 7/7: Wye Oak. 7/12: Grupo Fantasma, DEBO Band. 7/13: David Wilcox. 7/13: Watsky, the Rooks. 7/17: Ana Tijoux. 7/18: the Hold Steady. 7/19: Carolyn Wonderland. 7/19: Girl in a Coma. 7/20: Wake Up Madagascar. 7/21: Jill Sobule. 7/22: Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited. 7/23: the Dunwells. 7/25: John Cruz. 7/26: Mindy Smith. 7/27: Blue Highway. 7/27: Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration. 7/28: Alexis P Suter Band. 7/29: Alex Snydman. 7/31: Hot Club of Detroit. 8/4: Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils. 8/9: Cowboy Junkies. 8/10: Paula Cole. 8/11: Debbie Davies Band. 8/12: Kasey Chambers. 8/17: Shemekia Copeland. 8/18: Kristin Hersh. 8/19: Laura Cortese. 8/23: Portland Cello Project. 8/24: Eric Olsson Band. 8/25: Garnet Rogers. 8/29: Freshlyground. 8/30: Iris Dement. 8/31: the Duhks.


59 N. Pearl St., Albany, 432-1997.

6/16: Civil Twilight. 6/22: Formula 5. 7/7: 4 Down. 7/14: Funk Evolution. 7/21: Chris Dukes.

The Linda

339 Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233 ext. 4, wamcarts.org.

6/15: the Sweetback Sisters. 6/17: Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros. 6/18: Kinky Friedman. 6/22: Doug Irving and Friends.


1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass., (413) 662-2111, massmoca.org.

6/16: the Jimmies. 6/30: Patrick Watson. 7/7: Sweet Honey in the Rock. 7/12-31: Bang on a Can Festival. 7/14: Julia Easterlin. 7/21: Bang on a Can All-Stars. 7/28: Bang on a Can Marathon with Steve Reich. 8/9: Real Estate. 8/31: Roomful of Teeth.

Moon and River Cafe

115 S. Ferry St., Schenectady, 382-1938.

6/15: Lucky Jukebox Brigade. 6/16: Pine Hills Fiddlers. 6/18: Terri Robben. 6/19: George Saide. 6/20: Kayln Rock. 6/21: Runing the River. 6/22: Rick Rob and Karen. 6/24: the Singing Optometrist. 6/25: Arya Chowdhury. 6/26: Jamie G. 6/27: Moon and River Jazz Band. 6/28: Mike Harrison. 6/29: Dangerous on Decaf.

Mountain Park

Route 5, Holyoke, Mass., 413-586-8686, iheg.com.

6/23: Fiona Apple. 7/20: Death Cab for Cutie. 7/21: Get the Led Out, the Machine. 8/1: Jackson Browne. 8/3: Josh Turner. 8/18: Girl Talk.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663, palacealbany.com.

6/16: Flogging Molly. 8/17: John Prine, Lucinda Williams.

Pauly’s Hotel

337 Central Ave., Albany, 426-0828.

6/15: Big Frank and the Bargain Bingers Birthday Bash. 6/16: Chris Busone Band. 6/22: Hot Cousin. 6/23: the Looter$. 6/29: Markellis-Haskel-Maul. 6/30: the Kix Band.

Pearl Street

10 Pearl St., Northampton, Mass., 413-586-8686, iheg.com.

6/14: tUnE-yArDs. 6/26: Halestorm. 6/27: G Love and Special Sauce. 6/30: Mercies. 7/7: Foxy Shazam. 7/14: MC Chris. 8/9: Sebadoh. 8/18: Hope Lies Within.

Putnam Den

63A Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 584-8066, putnamden.com.

6/15: Eastbound Jesus. 6/16: Probing Digit. 6/21: Black Ships. 6/22: the Wood Brothers. 6/23: Maaze, High Peaks Band. 7/5: Fishbone, Paranoid Social Club. 7/6: Wyllys, the NY Hustler Ensemble. 7/7: Dead Sessions. 7/8: Dopapod. 7/13: Twiddle, Headband Jack. 7/14: Karmas Army. 7/19: This Way. 7/20: Stone Revival Band. 7/21: the Wait, 5 Alpha Beatdown.

Red Square

388 Broadway, Albany, 432-8584, redsquarealbany.com.

6/15: High Peaks Band, Headband Jack. 6/23: the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Skeletons in the Piano. 6/23: Odyssey. 6/30: the Skatalites. 7/12: Underground System, Zack Dupont Band.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 583-0022, spac.org.

6/23: the Beach Boys. 6/26: Demi Lovato. 6/29: Brad Paisley. 6/30-7/1: Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival featuring Diana Krall, Chris Botti, Trombone Shorty, Esperanza Spalding, Hiromi Trio Project, Yellowjackets, Maceo Parker. 7/6-8: Phish. 7/24: Nickelback, Bush. 7/27: Santana, the Allman Brothers Band. 7/28: O.A.R. 7/31: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. 8/14: Big Time Rush, Cody Simpson. 8/19: Toby Keith. 8/20: Def Leppard. 8/21: Chicago, Doobie Brothers.

The Spotty Dog

440 Warren St., Hudson, 671-6006.

6/16: Many Arms. 6/21: Ghost. 6/24: Man Forever. 6/28: Chris Corsano with Bill Nace and Steve Baczkowski. 6/29: Readymade Dance Party. 6/30: Head Womb, Evan Levine. 7/14: Black Norse, It’s Not Night: It’s Space. 7/15: Stringband, Evan Levine. 7/28: Sons of an Illustrious Father, Sasha Pearl.

The Stockade Inn

1 N. Church St., Schenectady, 346-3400, stockadeinn.com.

6/15: Pat Andreoli. 6/21: Kevin Sonny and Perley. 6/22: Kevin Green and Douglas Chilton. 6/28: John Angerosa. 6/29: Brian Patneaude.

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 580-8080.

7/6: Low N Lonesome. 7/13: Holly and Evan. 7/20: Street Corner Holler. 7/27: the Blue Olives. 8/3: Brian Patneaude Quartet. 8/10: Steven L. Smith Band. 8/17: Three Gals and Their Buddy Larry. 8/24: Doc Scanlon’s Deja Voodoo Boys. 8/31: Bryan Thomas.


Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-1600, tanglewood.org.

8/20: Wynton Marsalis. 8/31: Train. 9/1: Evanescence, Chevelle.

Times Union Center

51 S. Pearl St., Albany, 487-2000, timesunioncenter-albany.com.

6/28: Roger Waters. 6/29: Aerosmith. 8/30: American Idol Live!

Turning Stone Resort and Casino

5218 Patrick Road, Verona, 800-771-7711, turningstone.com.

6/21: Judy Collins. 6/27: Cinderella. 6/28: Stephen Lynch. 6/29: Brian Culbertson and David Sanborn. 7/3: REO Speedwagon, Styx, Ted Nugent. 7/19: Wynonna and the Big Noise. 7/20: George Jones. 7/26: Miranda Lambert. 7/30: the Outlaws. 8/15: kd lang. 8/16: Rick Alviti. 8/18: Barry Manilow.

The Upstate Concert Hall

North Country Commons, Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-0012, upstateconcerthall.com.

6/15: Immortal Technique. 6/22: Fuel. 6/23: Volbeat. 6/25: Reel Big Fish. 7/6: Tesla. 7/8: Scream it Like You Mean it Tour. 7/11: Ted Nugent. 7/14: Falling in Reverse. 7/19: Matisyahu, the Dirty Heads. 7/21: Morning Glory. 8/7: the Black Angels. 8/9: Summer Slaughter featuring Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me. 8/14: Yeasayer. 8/31: Halestorm.

The Van Dyck

237 Union St., Schenectady, 348-7999, vandycklounge.com.

6/23: Luca Dicarla and his Quartet. 6/29: Anthony Fallacaro.


17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572, valentinesalbany.com.

6/17: Sunday night baseball punk show. 6/21: These United States. 6/22: Black Mountain Symphony. 6/22: Grainbelt CD release. 6/23: New World Symphony. 6/25: Chilled Monkey Brains. 6/28: Knyghts of Fuzz. 6/29: Che Guevara T Shirt. 6/30: Metallica cover show. 6/30: Hamell on Trial. 7/3: Max Pain and the Groovies. 7/4: Micah Schnabel. 7/5: OC45. 7/7: Citizen Genet. 7/9: 1-10, Bourbon Scum. 7/12: Hard Soul, Hearing Aides. 7/13: Lucky Jukebox Brigade. 7/14: Nekronet. 7/20: WEXT Birthday with Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned, the Hanslick Rebellion. 7/21: Purifier. 7/23: Ridgeland. 7/27: Anchorage Nebraska. 7/28: Blas. 7/29: Aim Your Arrows. 7/31: Paleface. 8/2: Alta Mira. 8/3: the Romantic Tragedy. 8/11: the Lucky Jukebox Brigade. 8/17: the Figgs. 8/24: Blksn/Yoma Claymation. 8/30: Silent Bones.



Camp Bisco

Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville, campbisco.net.

7/12-14: The Disco Biscuits, Skrillex, Bassnectar, Amon Tobin ISAM, Crystal Castles, Atmosphere, Big Boi, Shpongle, A-Trak, Lotus, Mimosa, Zeds Dead, Daedelus, Break Science, Rubblebucket, Thundercat, more.

Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival

Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, 845-418-3596, clearwater.org.

6/16-17: Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Bela Fleck, Dawes, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Arlo Guthrie, Josh Ritter, Punch Brothers, Joan Osborne, Loudon Wainwright, Donna the Buffalo, Deer Tick, more.

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Dodds Farm, 44 County Road 7D, Hillsdale, (866) 325-2744, falconridgefolk.com.

7/27-29: Eileen Jewel, Aztec Two-Step, the Grand Slambovians, Spuytin Duyvil, more.

Freihofer’s Jazz Festival

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 587-3300, spac.org.

6/30-7/1: Diana Krall, Chris Botti, Trombone Shorty, Esperanza Spalding, Hiromi Trio Project, Yellowjackets, Maceo Parker.

Green River Festival

Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield, Mass., 413-775-1000.

7/14-15: Green River Festival featuring Arlo Guthrie, Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Richard Thompson, Rubblebucket, Rebirth Brass Band, David Wax Museum, Charles Bradley, Brown Bird, Winterpills, Lee Fields and the Expressions, more.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, (888) 946-8495, greyfoxbluegrass.com.

7/19-22: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival featuring Del McCoury, David Grisman, Punch Brothers, Infamous Stringdusters, David Bromberg, Tony Trischka, Dry Branch Fire Squad, more.

Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance

Altamont Fairgrounds, Route 146, Altamont, 765-2815, oldsongs.org.

6/22-24: Dan Berggren, Brother Sun, Kim and Reggie Harris, Groovemama and many more.

SAW Fest

Salem Art Works, 19 Cary Lane, Salem, 854-7674.

8/18: Railbird, My Pet Dragon, the Red Lions, the Black Ships.

Wanderlust Festival

Stratton Mountain, Bondeville, Vt, 800-STRATTON.

6/21: Wanderlust yoga and music festival featuring Ziggy Marley, Ani Difranco, MC Yogi, Beats Antique, the Barr Brothers, Gaura Vani, Rodney Yee, Seane Corn, Elena Brower, Joel Salatin, more.

WGNA CountryFest

Altamont Fairgrounds, Route 146, Altamont, wgna.com.

7/7: Eric Church, Joe Nichols, Thompson Square, Josh Thompson.


Free Concerts

Alive at Five Concert Series

Albany Riverfront Park Corning Preserve, Albany, 434-2032, albanyevents.org.

6/21: Patty Smyth and Scandal, Sirsy. 6/28: Dickey Betts and Great Southern, Kirsten Thien. 7/5: Local Blues Night. 7/12: the Bacon Brothers, the Stray Dogs. 7/19: Buckwheat Zydeco, Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers. 7/26: Smash Mouth, the Dylan Emmet Band. 8/2: Lee Brice, Wendy Owens and Renegade. 8/9: Beach Bums: A Tribute to the Beach Boys.

Freedom Park Concerts

Freedom Park (next to Jumpin’ Jacks), Scotia, 370-0662, freedomparkscotia.com.

6/20: Funk Evolution. 6/23: All-Paul Show. 6/27: Flame. 6/29: Headroom. 7/7: the Big Smoothies. 7/8: Rymanowski Brothers. 7/11: Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band. 7/12: Scotia-Glenville Community Band. 7/14: Doc Spring’s Rehabilitated Dixieland Band. 7/15: Sirsy. 7/18: Audiostars. 7/21: Cryin Out Loud. 7/22: Maria Zemantauski. 7/25: Joey Thomas Big Band. 7/26: Scotia-Glenville Community Band. 7/28: Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra. 7/29: Route Fifty 5. 8/1: Rattail Jimmy. 8/4: Wild Adriatic. 8/5: Brian Patneaude. 8/8: Hair of the Dog. 8/11: Jo Henley Band. 8/15: Refrigerators. 8/19: Electric City Chorus. 8/22: Grand Central Station. 8/25: Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers. 8/29: Ernie Williams Band Tribute.

Jazz on Jay

The Circle, State Street, Schenectady, 382-3884 ext. 14, albanyjazz.com.

6/21: Alex Slomka Quartet. 6/28: Dave Fisk Quintet. 7/5: the Sunnyside of the Street Band with Brian Brundige. 7/12: Gals Who Play Jazz. 7/19: Keith Pray Quartet. 7/26: Nat Phipps All-Stars. 8/2: Sensemaya. 8/9: New Regime. 8/16: Brian Patneaude Quartet. 8/23: John Hines and Friends.

Rockin on the River

Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy.

6/20: Hair of the Dog. 6/27: Aquanett. 7/11: 7 Bridges. 7/18: Bad Medicine. 7/25: the Dave Matthews Tribute Band. 8/1: Who’s Bad. 8/8: Skeeter Creek. 8/15: Blues for Breakfast. 8/22: Changes in Latitude. 8/29: Blue Hand Luke.

Summer Sounds of Salem

Gazebo, Main Street, Salem, 854-9296.

6/18: Nathan Knowles. 6/25: the Saloonatics. 7/2: Smokey Greene. 7/9: Red Haired Strangers. 7/16: Dafe Brudajo. 7/23: Ramblin Jug Stompers. 7/30: Bluegrass Park. 8/6: Blueprint. 8/13: Marty Wendell. 8/20: Dana and Susan. 8/27: Raychel Cuite.

Backlot Music Festival

Waterford Public Library, 117 3rd St, Waterford, 237-0891.

6/28: Off the Record. 7/12: Molly Durnin. 7/19: Kim Kilby, Matt Durfee. 7/26: Collette and the Mudcats.

Wiswall Park

Ballston Spa.

6/28: Jump Daddies. 7/5: Ballston Community Band. 7/12: Black Mountain Symphony. 7/19: Skeeter Creek. 7/26: Byrds of Prey. 8/2: Union Fire Company Band. 8/9: Sirsy. 8/16: Brian Gibney Band. 8/23: Seth and the Moody Melix. 8/30: Skeeter Creek.


Art & Exhibits

Albany Center Gallery

39 Columbia St., Albany, 462-4775.

June 19-July 14: Surface and Light.

Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Through Sept. 12: First in the Hearts of His Countrymen: George Washington. Through Sept. 23: Recent Acquisitions. Through Sept. 26: Great, Strange, and Rarely Seen. Aug. 25-Jan. 27: The Eternal Return: Stephanie Rose Portraits.

Albany International Airport Gallery

Colonie, 242-2243.

Through Jan. 6: More or Less. Through Nov. 1: Robert Cartmell: In the Studio.

Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library

Canajoharie, 673-2314.

Through June 24: Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen: Life Observed Up-Close. Through Oct. 21: American Impressionism: Masterworks in Watercolor and Pastel. Ongoing: Arkell’s Inspiration: The Marketing of Beech-Nut and Art for the People.

Art! Gallery

200 1st St., Troy.

Through July 1: Welcome Inside My Head.

Arts Center of the Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, 273-0552.

June 16-July 15: Fence Salon. July 27-Aug. 31: Fence Select. July 27-Aug. 31: Niki Haynes: 2011 Fence Show President’s Award Recipient.

Bennington Museum

West Main Street, Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-1571.

Through Oct. 30: Rockwell Kent’s “Egypt”: Shadow and Light in Vermont.

Berkshire Museum

39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 443-7171.

Through June 17: Taking Flight: Audubon and the World of Birds. Through Oct. 21: Liz Whitney Quisgard: Kaleidoscope.


71 Lawrence St., Glens Falls, 793-9350.

Through July 7: Susan Burden: Texture-Transition.

Broadway Arts Center

Arcade Building, 488 Broadway, Albany, 489-0866.

Through June 23: Renewal. Through June 30: Seasons of Change.

Brookside Museum

6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa, 885-4000.

Through July 27: Discovering Lake Desolation. Through Jan. 13: The Threads of Time.

Hearing Pictures at the Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Carrie Haddad Gallery

622 Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.

Through July 8: Four Painters. July 12-Aug. 12: Avedisian. Aug. 16-Sept. 16: Summer Exhibit: Five Women.

CCS Bard Galleries/Hessel Museum

Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7598.

June 23-Dec. 21: From 199A to 199B: Liam Gillick. June 23-Dec. 21: Anti-Establishment.

Center for Photography at Woodstock

59 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-9957.

Through June 24: Surface Tension.

Chapel + Cultural Center

2125 Burdett Ave., Troy.

Through June 28: Seasonings.

Chapman Historical Museum

348 Glen St., Glens Falls, 793-2826.

Through Sept. 2: Stoddard’s Natural Views.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-9545.

Through 2013: Clark Remix. June 16-Oct. 21: Unearthed: Recent Archeological Discoveries from Northern China.

Clement Art Gallery

201 Broadway, Troy, 272-6811.

Through June 27: Jamie Rodriguez: The Nordic & Baltic Landscapes of Europe. June 29-July 25: Scott Foster. July 27-Aug. 29: Laura Von Rosk.

Columbia-Greene Community College

Foundation Gallery, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, 828-4181.

Through Aug. 24: Student Art Show.

Davis Orton Gallery

114 Warren St., Hudson, 697-0266.

Through June 24: The Commute. Through June 24: From the Road. June 29-July 29: Nadine Boughton and Fran Forman.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-3921.

Through Sept. 29: Jennifer + Kevin McCoy: Index.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 West Bay Road, Amherst, Mass., (413) 658-1100.

Through Sept. 2: The Art of Eric Carle: The Birth of a Book and a Museum. Through Nov. 25: Our British Cousins: The Art of Maisy and Friends. June 26-Oct. 24: The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats.

Esther Massry Gallery

Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, 485-3902.

Through Sept. 7: Art & Design Faculty Show.

Fenimore Art Museum

Lake Road, Route 80, Cooperstown, (607) 547-1400.

Through Aug. 5: Reclaiming Gettysburg. Through Aug. 26: Heavenly Aida. Through Dec. 31: A Lineage of Iroquois Artistry. Through Dec. 31: To Great Acclaim.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, (845) 437-7404.

Through June 17: Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu. June 29-Aug. 26: Nature in America: Taming the Landscape.

Galerie BMG

12 Tannery Brook Road, Woodstock, (845) 679-0027.

Through July 9: Bryan David Griffith: In a Big World Wandering. July 13-Aug. 28: Angela Bacon-Kidwell: Traces of Existence. Aug. 11-Oct. 8: Richard Edelman: The Liminal Portrait.

Gallery 25

25 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 281-6665.

Through June 30: Roselle Kline Chartock: Working Mostly Large.

The Harrison Gallery

39 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-1700.

Through June 30: The Young Collector. July 7-31: Paul Caponigro. July 7-31: John MacDonald. Aug. 4-29: Art in America.

Hudson Opera House

327 Warren St., Hudson, 822-1438.

Through July 8: Astrophotography.

The Hyde Collection

161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 792-1761.

June 17-Sept. 16: Stephen Knapp: New Light. June 17-Sept. 16: Tiffany Glass: Painting With Color and Light. July 10-31: World Seasonal Celebrations of Light.

Irish American Heritage Museum

370 Broadway, Albany, 427-1916.

Through June 30: Artist of the Light.

Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, 296-8949.

Through Nov. 30: Birds and Beasts in Beads: 150 Years of Iroquois Beadwork.

Iron Spring Gallery

49 Front St., Ballston Spa, 885-5855.

Through June 30: Paw Prints On Our Hearts.

John Davis Gallery

362 1/2 Warren St., Hudson, 828-5907.

June 21-July 15: Pamela Cardwell: Paintings.  July 19-Aug. 12: Louise Fishman: Sculpture. Aug. 16-Sept. 9: Alison Fox: Paintings.

Kleinert/James Art Gallery

34 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-2079.

June 29-Aug. 12: Beautiful Garbage.

The Laffer Gallery

96 Broad St., Schuylerville, 695-3181.

Opening June 22: Tracy Silva Barbosa, Guillermo Barreto, Erik Laffer and Yuta Ishino.

Lake George Arts Project

Courthouse Gallery, Canada and Lower Amherst streets, Lake George Village, 668-2616.

July 7-Aug. 10: Way Up State.

Lauren Clark Fine Art

402 Park St., Housatonic, Mass., (413) 274-1432.

Through July 8: Pastels by Helga S. Orthofer.


87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., (413) 664-4481.

Opens June 23: Kidspace: Curiosity. Through Oct. 30: Sanford Biggers: The Cartographer’s Conundrum. Through Nov. 4: Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell. Through Nov. 5: Anna Betbeze: New Work. Through Jan. 2: Making Room: The Space Between Two & Three Dimensions. Through Feb. 4: Invisible Cities. Through April 13: Oh, Canada. Through Nov. 2033: Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective.

National Museum of Dance

99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-2225.

Through Nov. 18: En Pointe! Through Nov. 24: Tails & Terpsichore.

New York State Military Museum

61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 581-5100.

Ongoing: Picturing Battle: Memories of War, Art of Thurlstrup, U.S. Army Signal Corps and Steve Jordan, Dewitt Clinton Falls: Uniform of the National Guard.

New York State Museum

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 474-5877.


Through Sept. 3: Best of SUNY Art Exhibition. Through Dec. 31: Focus on Nature XII.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-4100.

Through June 17: Rockwell Turns a Page: The Art of the Book. Through Oct. 29: Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered. July 6-Oct. 28: Norman Rockwell: Sports!

Omi International Arts Center

Fields Sculpture Park, 59 Letter S Road, Ghent, 392-4747.

Ongoing: Alice Aycock: A System of Wells and Tunnels.

Opalka Gallery

Sage Colleges, 140 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 292-1778.

Through July 20: 8th Annual Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. Aug. 27-Oct. 14: John Van Alstine: Arrested Motion/Perilous Balance.

Romaine Brooks Gallery

CDGLCC, 332 Hudson Ave., Albany, 462-6138.

Through June 30: Group Pride Show.

Salem Art Works

Cary Lane, Salem, 854-7674.

Through June 30: Plastic! Through June 30: BioLogical.

Saratoga Automobile Museum

110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 587-1935.


Ongoing: New York Racing. Ongoing: East of Detroit.

Saratoga County Arts Council

Arts Center Gallery, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4132.

Through July 28: Dreamscape.

Schenectady County Historical Society

32 Washington Ave., Schenectady, 372-0263.

Through July 21: Smoke Eaters: Firefighting in the City of Schenectady.

Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. 382-7890.

Ongoing: FETCH! Lab. Ongoing: Little Wonders of Science.

Schick Art Gallery

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 580-5849.

July 2-Aug. 3: Installation 101.

Smith College Museum of Art

Smith College, Northampton, Mass., (413) 585-3587.

June 29-Sept. 9: Jay Bolotin: The Jackleg Testament.

Spencertown Academy

Route 203, Spencertown, 392-3693.

Through June 24: Garden Pleasures. June 30-July 22: Transience: Photographs by Lenny Kalfus. July 28-Aug. 24: In Nature’s Garden: Observed by Photographers.

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Skidmore College, 815 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-8080.

Through June 22: Pam Lins: Denver Gold. Through July 29: Twisted Domestic. Through Oct. 14: Elevator Music 21: Doug Van Nort: Constellate. Through Dec. 30: Hearing Pictures.

University Art Museum

University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-4035.

June 28-Sept. 8: 2012 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition.

Upstate Artists Guild

247 Lark St., Albany, 426-3501.

Through June 22: More Pretty Girls and Robots. June 25-29: Salon Des Refuses. July 6-27: Auto Porn. Aug. 3-24: Members Show.

Williams College Museum of Art

Williamstown, Mass., (413) 597-2429.

Through July 29: Asco: Elite of the Obscure. Through Aug. 19: Teaching With Art: Life and Death in Ancient Rome. Through Sept. 16: Museum Models: Students Take On Celebrated Architects. June 30-Oct. 21: Power Runs in Many Channels: Diversity in Nigerian Art. Aug. 18-Nov. 25: Laylah Ali: The Greenheads Series.

World Awareness Children’s Museum

229 Glen St., Glens Falls, 793-2773.

Through July 2: Seasonal World Celebrations. Through July 29: We Live in Australia—We Live in America—Mother Earth is our Home. July 5-Sept. 2: Olympic Sports.



Ajkun Ballet Theatre

The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

Aug. 11: Don Quixote.

Bard College

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annadale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7948.

Bard SummerScape: July 6-8: Compagnie Fetes Galantes.

Hong Kong Ballet at Jacob's Pillow

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

off Route 20 (eight miles east of Lee), Becket, Mass., (413) 243-0745.

Ted Shawn Theatre: June 20-24: Mimulus. June 27-July 1: Morphoses. July 4-8: Vertigo Dance Company. July 11-15: Borrowed Light by Tero Saarinen. July 18-22: Hong Kong Ballet. July 25-29: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Aug. 1-5: Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Aug. 8-12:  Trey McIntyre Project. Aug. 15-19: Compagnie Kafig. Aug. 19: A Jazz Happening. Aug. 22-26: The Joffrey Ballet.

Doris Duke Theatre: June 20-24: Circa. June 27-July 1: Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM. July 4-8: LeeSaar The Company. July 11-15: The Men Dancers: From the Horses Mouth. July 18-22: Luna Negra Dance Theater. July 25-29: Jessica Lang Dance. Aug. 1-5: Jonah Bokaer and David Hallberg. Aug. 8-12: Dance Heginbotham. Aug. 15-19: Liz Gerring Dance Comapny. Aug. 22-26: Doug Elkins and Friends’ Fraulein Maria.

New York City Ballet

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 587-3330. New York City Ballet is in residence July 10-21. There are pre-performance talks before evening performances at 7 PM. All performances are at 8 PM except as noted.

July 10: Opening Night: All Balanchine. July 11: American Girl Night. July 12 (2 PM): Russian Seasons, Firebird, Jeu de Cartes. July 12: Barocco/Kammermusik, The Waltz Project, Symphony in C. July 13: Russian Seasons, In the Night, Firebird. July 14 (2 PM): Barocco/Kammermusik, The Waltz Project, Symphony in C. July 14: Gala Night with Millepied Sp. 2012, New Peck, Les Carillons. July 17: Russian Seasons, Sinfonia/Moves, Brahms-Schoenberg. July 18: Girls Night Out with Romeo and Juliet. July 19 (2 PM): Jeu de Cartes, The Waltz Project, Brahms-Schoenberg. July 19: Romeo and Juliet. July 20: Family Night with Brahms-Schoenberg, Sinfonia/Moves, DGV. July 21 (2 PM): Romeo and Juliet. July 21: Jeu de Cartes, DGV, Symphony in C.


2980 Route 66, Chatham, 392-6121. All performances are at 8 PM unless noted.

July 28, July 29 (2 PM): Jamal Jackson Dance Company. Aug. 4: Dances for a Variable Population. Aug. 10-11: Take Dance. Aug. 18, Aug. 19 (2 PM): The Vanaver Caravan. Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Parsons Dance.




Barrington Stage Company

Main Stage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass.; St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, Mass.; Youth Theater, Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. (413) 236-8888. Call for performance times.

Main Stage: June 13- July 14: Fiddler on the Roof. July 19-Aug. 4: All My Sons. Aug. 9-26: See How They Run.

St. Germain Stage: Through June 10: Lungs. June 19-July 15: Dr. Ruth, All the Way. July 26-Aug. 11: The North Pool. Aug. 16-Sept. 2: The Black Suits.

Youth Theater: July 25-Aug. 12: Beauty and the Beast.

Berkshire Actors Theatre

Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 443-7171.

June 22-July 14: Doubt: A Parable. July 2-15: Four Dogs and a Bone.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass. (413) 320-4175.

July 23-Aug. 15: Shows TBA.

Oliver! at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-5576; additional co-productions presented at the Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass. Call for performance times.

Colonial Theatre: July 7-21: A Chorus Line.

Main Stage: July 21-28: A Thousand Clowns. Aug. 4-11: Edith. Aug. 18-25: Brace Yourself. 

Unicorn Theatre: June 23-July 7: The Puppetmaster of Lodz. July 14-Aug. 4: A Class Act. Aug. 11-Sept. 1: Homestead Crossing.

Chester Theatre Company

Middlefield Street, Chester, Mass., (413) 354-7771. Call for performance times.

July 5-15: Animals Out of Paper. July 18-29: The Swan. Aug. 1-12: Running. Aug. 15-26: The Betrothed.


87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass. Presented by Williamstown Theatre Festival in association with The Public Theater.

June 21-24: Here Lies Love.

Shakespeare & Company

70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-1199. Call for performance times.

Founders Theatre: June 16-Aug. 19: King Lear. June 28-July 15: Endurance. July 6, 13: Dibbledance.  July 19-Aug. 19: The Tempest. Aug. 22-Sept. 16: Satchmo at the Waldorf.

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre: May 25-Sept. 2: Cassandra Speaks. June 12-Sept. 1: The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. June 20-Sept. 2: Parasite Drag.

Special Events: July 4: The Declaration of Independence.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

The ’62 Center, 1000 Main St., Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. Tickets: (413) 597-3400. 24-hour info line: (413) 597-3399. Call for performance times.

Main Stage: June 26-July 14: The Importance of Being Earnest. July 19-29: Far From Heaven. Aug. 1-19: A Month in the Country.

Nikos Stage: June 27-July 8: The Blue Deep. July 11-22: Last of the Red Hot Lovers. July 25-Aug. 5: The Elephant Man. Aug. 8-19: Whaddabloodclot!!!

New York

Adirondack Theatre Festival

Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls, 798-7479. Call for performance times.

June 26-30: Black Tie. July 7-17: Shooting Star. July 5-11: Next to Normal. July 19-28: Woody Sez.

Bard Summerscape

Theater Two, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900. Call for performance times.

July 13-22: The Imaginary Invalid.

Capital Repertory Theatre

111 N. Pearl St., Albany, 462-4531. Call for performance times.

July 24-Aug. 12: Ella.

Confetti Stage

Albany Masonic Lodge, 4th Floor, 67 Corning Place, Albany, 242-8015. Performances at 8:03 PM.

June 15-23: The Lesson, The Chairs.

Curtain Call Theatre

210 Old Loudon Road, Latham, 877-7529. Call for performance times.

Through June 23: Wrong Window! July 13-Aug. 11: Ancestral Voices.

Fort Salem Theater

11 E. Broadway, Salem, 854-9200. Call for performance times.

June 29-July 1: Robin Hood: The Musical. July 6-8: Song and Dance, Man. July 13-Aug. 22: The Singing Anchors on Broadway.

Hudson River Shakespeare Company

Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road, Fort Edward, 747-4418. Call for shows and times.

July 13-15: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

Route 203, Chatham, 392-9292. Call for performance times.

June 7-July 17: Oliver. June 21-July 1: Brigadoon. July 5-22: Legally Blonde. July 26-Aug. 5: Kiss Me Kate. Aug. 9-11: Copacabana. Aug. 23-Sept. 2: State Fair. Sept. 9-16: Smokey Joe’s Café.

Park Playhouse

Washington Park Amphitheater, Albany, 434-0776. Call for performance times.

Main Stage: July 6-29: Cabaret. Park Playhouse II: Aug 4-Aug. 19: Hairspray. Park Playhouse Kids: Aug. 13-19: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.


41-A Cross St., Hudson, 822-9667. Call for performance times.

Through June 27-July 15: Play by Play: Rendezvous.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre

500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503. Call for performance times.

July 20-29: bare: A Pop Opera.

Theater Barn

Route 20, New Lebanon, 794-8989. Performances 8 PM Thu-Fri; 5, 8:30 PM Sat; 2 PM Sun.

June 29-July 8: The 39 Steps. July 12-22: And Then There Were None. July 26-Aug. 5: Five Course Love. Aug. 9-19: The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Aug. 23-Sept. 2: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum.


Dorset Theatre Festival

Dorset, Vt., (802) 867-57777. Performances 8 PM Tue-Fri; 2 PM Wed; 4, 8:30 PM Sat; 3 PM Sun.

June 20-July 7: Good People. July 12-28: Boeing-Boeing. Aug. 2-11: The Whore and Mr. Moore. Aug 16-Sept. 1: Deathtrap.



Aston Magna Festival

Bard College, Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson; The Daniel Arts Center at Simon’s Rock College/Bard, Great Barrington, Mass. (800) 875-7156, astonmagna.org. Call for showtimes.

June 15 (Bard); June 16 (Simon’s Rock): Music of Three Bachs and Villa Lobos. June 22 (Bard); June 23 (Simon’s Rock): Gran Partita: Mozart’s Winds III. June 29 (Bard); June 30 (Simon’s Rock): Baroque a L’Italienne. July 6 (Bard); July 7 (Simon’s Rock): Violin Extravaganza.

Bard Music Festival: Saint-Saëns and His World

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900, bard.edu/fishercenter. The two-weekend festival celebrating the works and musical world of Camille Saint-Saëns is presented at various venues on the Bard campus, including the Fisher Center and Olin Hall, as part of the summer-long Bard SummerScape festival.

Aug. 12-14: Paris and the Culture of Cosmopolitanism. Aug. 17-19: Confronting Modernism.

Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle

Olin Hall, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900. Performances begin at 8 PM.

June 16: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Harold Robinson, double bass, Michael Tree, viola. June 30: Trio con Brio Copenhagen.

Miami String Quartet at the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival

Glimmerglass Opera

Alice Busch Opera Theatre, Cooperstown, (607) 547-2255 or glimmerglass.org. Evening and matinee performances. Visit website for times and complete schedule.

July 7-Aug. 25: Verdi’s Aida. July 14-Aug. 24: Willson’s The Music Man. July 21-Aug. 23: Lully’s Armide. July 16-Aug. 21: Weill and Anderson’s Lost in the Stars.

Marcella Sembrich Concert Series

The Sembrich Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing, thesembrich.org.

June 16 (2 PM): Young Performers Showcase. June 22 (6:30 PM): The Red Violin benefit with Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin. June 27 (1:30 PM): Seagle Colony Preview. July 7 (7:30 PM): Vocal recital with Julie-Anne Hamula. July 11 (1:30 PM): Titanic: The Musical talk and performance. July 14 (7:30 PM): From the Carpathians to the Appalachians with violinist Daniel Szasz. July 18 (7:30 PM): Balkan Dance Party with Raya Brass Band. July 20 (10 AM): Seagle Colony Children’s Opera. July 28 (7:30 PM) From the Bards of Ireland, a flute, piano and spoken word performance. Aug. 1 (1:30 PM): Silver Bay Ensemble. Aug. 9 (7:30 PM): Bel Canto Institute Singers. Aug. 12 (7:30 PM): Concert with Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Aug. 15 (1:30 PM): Rebulo, music from South America. Aug. 22 (7:30 PM) Titanic and the Band That Played On, multimedia lecture and performance. Aug. 25 (7:30 PM): Hyperion String Quartet. Sept. 1 (7:30 PM): pianist Christopher Johnson. Sept. 8 (5:30 PM): Sembrich in September Gala.

Maverick Concert Series

Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Road (off Route 375), Woodstock, (845) 679-8217 or maverickconcerts.org.

July 1 (4 PM): Imani Winds. July 7 (11 AM): Young People’s Concert with classical guitarist Simon Powis. July 7 (6:30 PM): Indian Classical Music. July 8 (3 and 4 PM): Shanghai Quartet with pianist Pedja Muzijevic. July 14 (11 AM): Young People’s Concert with harpsichordist Andrew Appel. July 14 (6:30 PM): Four Nations Ensemble with soprano Dominique Labelle. July 15 (4 PM): Latitude 41 Piano Trio. July 21 (8 PM): Peter Schickele. July 22 (4 PM): Leipzig String Quartet. July 29 (4 PM): Zuill Bailey, cello, and Robert Koenig, piano. Aug. 4 (11 AM): Young People’s Concert with Elizabeth Mitchell and Family. Aug. 5 (3 and 4 PM): Amernet String Quartet with Yizhak Schotten, viola, Robert deMaine, cello, abd Nancy Allen Lundy, soprano. Aug. 11 (11 AM): Young People’s Concert with pianist Jon Klibonoff. Aug. 12 (3 and 4 PM): Trio Solisti. Aug. 26 (4 PM): pianists Frederic Chiu and Andrew Russo. Sept. 1 (6 PM): Chamber Orchestra Concert. Sept. 2 (3 and 4 PM): Jupiter String Quartet with pianist Ilya Yakushev. Sept. 9 (4 PM): Concert for Friends of the Maverick with violinist Tim Fain. Sept. 16 (2 PM): Tokyo String Quartet.

Music From Salem

Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, 677-2495 or hubbardhall.org. Adventurous chamber music series.

July 7 (8 PM): Kaleidoscope: Bach, Beach, Cage, Schumann. July 15 (2 PM): Great Impressions: Fauré, Haydn, Mozart. Aug. 4 (8 PM): Northern Lights: Brahms, O’Connor, Onslow. Aug. 12 (2 PM): Contours: Cage, Debussy, Mozart, Ravel.

Opera Saratoga

Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 584-6018. Formerly Lake George Opera.

July 6-July 15: Verdi’s Rigoletto. July 7-14: Schuman’s The Mighty Casey. July 8-14: Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial By Jury and Offenbach’s Le 66.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga Spa State Park, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 587-3330.

July 25 (8 PM): Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Faletta. Smetana, Mozart, Dvorak.

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Main stage. Orchestral performances take place at 8 PM unless noted. The music director is Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

Aug. 1: Opening night with pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Aug. 2: The Lure of Paris with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Aug. 3: Cirque de la Symphonie. Aug. 4: Arabian Nights with cellist Johannes Moser. Aug. 8: Pianist Lang Lang. Aug. 9: Date Night. Aug. 10: Violinist Arabella Steinbacher. Aug. 11: The Wizard of Oz. Aug. 15: An Evening with Joshua Bell. Aug. 16: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Aug. 17: The Best is Yet To Come: Sinatra and Beyond Pops Concert. Aug. 18: Tchaikovsky Spectacular.

Saratoga Chamber Music Festival

Spa Little Theater.

July 29 (2:15 PM), July 31 (8 PM): Miami String Quartet. Aug. 5 (2 PM): cellist Johannes Moser. Aug. 7 (8 PM) Wister Quartet and friends. Aug. 12 (2:15 PM): Violinist David Kim. Aug. 14 (8 PM): Ebene Quartet.


Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-5165 or tanglewood.org.

June 22-Sept. 2: The Boston Symphony Orchestra will perform under the direction of various conductors this season, along with and alongside a variety of visiting artists, in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, Ozawa Hall and Tanglewood Theatre.

Tannery Pond Concert Series

The Tannery, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School, Route 20, New Lebanon, except as noted. (888) 820-9441. Concerts are at 8 PM.

June 16 (St. Peter’s Church, Spencertown, 7 PM): Tokyo String Quartet. July 14: Paul Huang, violin, and Jessica Osborne, piano. Aug. 4: Harlem String Quartet. Aug. 12 (4 PM): Pianist Emanuel Ax. Sept. 1: Todd Palmer, clarinet, Elizabeth Futral, soprano, Ran Dank, piano.

Windham Chamber Music Festival

Windham Performing Arts Center, 5379 Main St., Windham, 734-3868. Performances are at 8 PM.

July 21: Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra. July 28: Zuill Bailey, cello, and Robert Koenig, piano. Aug. 25: Nancy Allen Lundy, soprano, Philip Cutlip, baritone, Stephen Gosling, piano. Sept. 8: Lyric Piano Quartet.


Fairs, Festivals & Special Events

June-September: Art Night Schenectady. Downtown Schenectady. Third Friday of every month, 5-9 PM. Various performances, special offers, exhibitions. artnightschenectady.com.

June-September: 1st Friday. Downtown Albany. First Friday of every month, 5-9 PM. Various performances, exhibitions, venues, restaurants and bars will take part. 1stfridayalbany.org.

June-September: First Friday. Downtown Ballston Spa. First Friday of every month, 6-9 PM. Various performances, special offers, exhibitions. 885-2772 or ballston.org/first-fridays.

June-September: Third Thursdays. Downtown Pittsfield, Mass. Third Thursday of every month, 5 PM. Live music, shopping, dining, art and more. (413) 499-9348 or pittsfield-ma.org.

June-September: Troy Night Out. Downtown Troy. Last Friday of every month, 5-9 PM. A monthly offering of Troy’s galleries, restaurants, retail shops and ­­­­­­­­­­performance spaces. troynightout.com.

June 7-10: Saratoga Arts Fest. Sixth annual celebration of the arts in Saratoga Springs. Four days of events at indoor and outdoor venues, for all ages. 580-8010 or saratogaartsfest.org.

June 9: Art on Lark. Lark Street, Albany. 10 AM-5 PM. Visit Lark Street and enjoy hundreds of artists’ displays, live music, street graffiti art, more. 434-3861 or larkstreet.org.

June 15-17: Juneteenth. Central Park, Schenectady: Celebration to mark the end of slavery, sponsored by the Hamilton Hill Arts Center. 346-1262 or hamiltonhillartscenter.org.

June 16: Troy River Street Festival. Downtown Troy. 10 AM-5 PM. Arts and music festival, featuring a juried arts event, and the works of dozens of artists, painters, potters, and more. There will be food and magic, too. 279-7997.

June 16: Upper Union Street BID Strawberry Fest & Art Show. Upper Union Street, Schenectady. 10-3 PM. Pony rides, art show, baby animals, drawing, food, music, gourmet food market, and, of course, strawberries. 372-7963 or upperunionbid.org.

June 16: Saratoga Brewfest. Ellms Family Farms, Ballston Spa. Lots of beer, food vendors, and music.VIP 2-7 PM; general session 3-7 PM. No kids or pets (except guide animals). saratogabrewfest.com.

June 16-September 2: Yaddo Gardens Tours. Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Experience the grounds and architecture of this famous artists’ retreat firsthand. Tours are on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 AM and Tuesdays during racing season at 11 AM. 584-0746 or yaddo.org/garden.

June 22-24: Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance. Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. Featuring various musicians and dance troupes from around the world. Evening concerts, participatory dances, classes, family activities, storytelling and all kinds of food offerings round out the annual music and dance celebration. oldsongs.org or 765-2815.

June 22-24: Lake George Summerfest. Shepard Park, Lake George. 9 AM-6 PM. Festival includes arts and crafts show as well as live musical entertainment each day. 744-3418.

June 23-24: Bavarian Summerfest. Riedlbauer’s Resort, Round Top.  Saturday 1-10 PM, Sunday 1-8 PM. This annual festival features Bavarian bands, kiddie rides, food, beverage and craft vendors throughout. Free. 622-9584 or riedlbauersresort.com.

June 23-24: Round Lake Antique Festival. The Parks and Greens of the Village, Round Lake. 9 AM-5 PM. Features 250 vendors. 315-686-5789.

July 7: Waterford Steamboat Rally. Canal front, Waterford. Fireworks and more. town.waterford.ny.us.

July 6-8: The Berkshires Art Festival. Ski Butternut, Route 23, Great Barrington, Mass. 10 AM-6 PM Fri-Sat; 10 AM-5 PM Sun. A wide range of world-class art exhibits and live entertainment. 845-355-2400 or berkshiresartsfestival.com.

July 4: Fireworks over the lake. Lake George Village.

July 4: Price Chopper’s Homegrown 4th and Fireworks Festival. Empire State Plaza, Albany. 2-10 PM. Featuring live music, food, crafts, entertainment and fireworks display. ogs.state.ny.us.

July 7-Aug.19: Sterling Renaissance Festival. Sterling. 10-7 PM Sat-Sun, rain or shine. It’s classic, yet naughty, with more romance than Valentine’s Day, more costumes than Halloween and all the rowdiness of Mardi Gras. Also features many award-winning artisans, Elizabethan fare, theater and music. sterlingfestival.com.

July 7: Art in the Park. Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. 10 AM-6 PM. Art and entertainment will take place at this outdoor visual-art show and sale. 584-4132.

July 14-15: Troy Pig Out. Downtown Troy. Sat 11 AM-10 PM, Sun 11 AM-4 PM. Featuring a barbeque competition, chef demonstrations, and live music. troypigout.com.

July 17-22: Saratoga County Fair. Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. 9 AM-midnight. Music, food, rides, midway, animals and cotton candy. saratogacountyfair.org or 885-9701.

July 28: Capital Region Craft Brewer’s Festival. Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy. The third annual  brewers festival on the Capital Region. 2:30-6:30 PM. 629-2287 or capitalbrewfest.com.

Aug. 11-12: German Alps Festival. Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, Hunter. A festival rooted in Bavarian tradition, featuring a variety of brews from around the world as well as authentic German entertainers, expositions, craft shows and plenty of food. 263-4223.

Aug. 14-19: Altamont Fair. Altamont Fairgrounds, Route 146, Altamont. Three-county fair, free grandstand, country music, exhibits, petting zoo, midway, contests and events. 861-6671 or altamontfair.com.

Aug. 18-19: International Celtic Festival. Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, Hunter. Featuring plenty of bagpipers and drummers. Festivities include live entertainment, bagpipe competition, Celtic vendors and kids’ entertainment. 263-4223.

Aug. 18-19: Round Lake Arts & Crafts Festival. The Historic Park Grounds, Round Lake. This show will feature 200 skilled artists and craftsmen, selling and demonstrating their unique products. 899-2013.

Aug. 23-Sept. 3: New York State Fair. State Fair Grounds, off I-690, Syracuse. Festival features agricultural exhibits, a demolition derby, midway, crafts and live entertainment. 800-475-FAIR.

Aug. 25: Albany LatinFest. Washington Park, Albany. 11 AM-6 PM. A celebration of the contributions of Hispanics to the cultural arts. The best in Latin music, food, crafts. 339-9270 or albanylatinfest.com.

Aug. 29-Sept. 3. Columbia County Fair. Chatham. Crafts, petting zoo, rides, games, food and many other attractions. columbiafair.com or 392-2121.



Albany Metro Mallers Empire Football League Semi-Pro Football

Bleeker Stadium, 721 Clinton Ave., Albany, eteamz.com/AlbanyMetroMallers. 2011 Empire League Champions.

July 7: Glens Falls Greenjackets

Aug. 4: Syracuse Shock

Aug. 11: Plattsburgh North Stars

Aug. 25: Amsterdam Zephyrs

Sept. 15: Vermont Ice Storm

Hellions of Troy Roller Derby

Rollarama Skating Center, 2710 Hamburg St., Schenectady, hellionsoftroyrollerderby.com.

June 16: North Country Lumber Jills

July 21: NHRD’s Skate Free or Die

Saratoga Polo

Whitney Field, Saratoga Springs, 584-8108, saratogapolo.com.

July 5-15: Celebrate Saratoga Cup

July 18-22: Veuve Clicquot Women’s Challenge

July 24-29: Special Cup Tournament

July 24-Aug. 5: The Whitney Cup Tournement

July 31: Palamountain Cup

Aug. 7-12: RBC Hall of Fame Challenge Cup

Aug. 14-19: The Barrantes Cup Tournament

Aug. 21-26: The Ylvisaker Cup Tournament

Aug. 28-Sept. 2: SPA Anniversary Cup

Tri-City Valley Cats New York-Penn League Baseball

Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, 629-2287.

June 20-21: Vermont Lake Monsters

June 25-27: Lowell Spinners

June 28-30: Connecticut Tigers

July 4-6: State College Spikes

July 7-9: Aberdeen Ironbird

July 17-18: Lowell Spinners

July 21-22: Vermont Lake Monsters

July 23-24: Connecticut Tigers

Aug. 1-3: Batavia Muckdogs

Aug, 4-6: Mahoning Valley Scrappers

Aug. 15-17: Brooklyn Cyclones

Aug. 18-20: Staten Island Yankees

Aug. 24-26: Vermont Lake Monsters

Sept. 3-5: Hudson Valley Renegades


Swimming Pools

Albany County


Lincoln Park Pool

Eagle Street and Morton Avenue, Albany, open June 24.

Mater Christi Pool

New Scotland Avenue across from Holy Names Campus, Albany, open June 24.

Krank Park SprayPool

65 First Ave., Albany, open June 24.

North Albany Spray Pool

North First Street, Albany, open June 24.

Sheridan and Dove Spray Pool

Sheridan Avenue and Dove Street, Albany, open June 24.

Swinburne Spray Pool

Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard, Albany, open June 24.

Upper Lincoln Spray Pool

Morton and Delaware Avenue, Albany, open June 24.


Bozenkill Park Pool

Gun Club Road, Altamont, open June 18.


Bethlehem Town Pool

445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, call 439-4955 for opening say info.


Lansing Park Pool

Bevan Road, Cohoes, open June 28.


Mohawk River Park Pool

71 Schermerhorn Road, Colonie, open June 28.


Tawasentha Park Pool

Route 146 Guilderland, call 456-4446 for opening day info.

Rensselaer County


Knickerbacker Pool

104th St. and 7th Ave., Troy, open July 5.

South End Pool

Tyler and 4th streets, Troy, open July 5.

Prospect Park Spray Pool

Prospect Park, Troy, open now.

Frear Park Spray Pool

Frear Park, Troy, open now.

Hoosick Community Pool

9 Barton Ave, Hoosick Falls, call 686-4083 for opening info.

Saratoga County

Clifton Park

Barney Road Pool

1 Barney Road, Clifton Park, open now.

Country Knolls Pool

9 Burning Bush Boulevard, Clifton Park, open now.

Locust Lane

5 Locust Lane, Clifton Park, open now.

Saratoga Springs

Peerless Pool

Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, open June 25.

Victoria Pool

Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Open June 25.

East Side Rec Spray Pad

Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, open now.

West Side Rec Spray Pad

Walnut Street, Saratoga Springs, open now.

South Side Rec Spray Pad

Vanderbilt Avenue, Saratoga Springs, open now.

Geyser Park Spray Pad

Cady Hill Boulevard, Saratoga Springs, open now.


Waterford Town Pool

Ballston Street, Waterford, open June 27.

Schenectady County


Niskayuna Town Pool

Aqueduct Road, Niskayuna, 381-6384, open now.


Central Park Pool

Central Park, Schenectady, open July 1.

Front Street Pool

Front Street, Schenectady, open June 25.

Hillhurst Pool

Campbell Street, Schenectady, open July 1.

Quakenbush Pool

Forest Road, Schenectady, open July 5.


Public Golf Courses

Capital Hills Golf Course

65 O’Neil Road, Albany, 438-2208.

Colonial Acres Golf Course

15 Saybrook Dr. Glenmont, 439-2089.

Evergreen Country Club

92 Schuurman Road Castleton on Hudson, 477-7921.

Schenectady Municipal Golf Course

400 Oregon Avenue, Schenectady, 382-5155.

Town of Colonie Golf Course

418 Consaul Road Schenectady, 374-4181.


Mini Golf

Birch Falls Mini Golf

134 N. Pine St., Gloversville, 725-5866.

Glenville Mini Sportsplex

104 Freemans Bridge Road, Scotia, 393-4140.

Goony Golf

127 Canada St., Lake George, 668-2700.

Grandview Mini Golf

291 Houseman St., Mayfield, 863-4882.

Mill Creek Mini Golf

3 Trieble Ave., Ballston Spa, 885-1003.

Oasis Park Miniature Golf

97 N. Greenbush Road, Troy, 283-3646.

Pirate’s Hide-Out

175 Guideboard Road, Waterford, 373-8438.

Saratoga Mini Golf

3071 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, 581-0852.

Schuyler Farms

1124 Route 29, Schuylerville, 695-5308.


Farmers Markets

Altamont Farmers Market

Orsini Park, Altamont Train Station, Altamont

Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 11 AM-6 PM; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 10 AM-2 PM (opens July 12)

Amsterdam Downtown Farmers Market

Roosevelt Apartments, Division Street, Amsterdam

Thursdays, 9 AM-1 PM (opens Aug. 2)

Ballston Spa Farmers Market

Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa

Thursdays, 3-6 PM; Saturdays 9 AM-noon.

Cambridge Farmers Market

Cambridge Railroad Yard, E. Main and Washington streets, Cambridge

Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM

Canajoharie Farmers Market

Arkell Museum parking lot, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie

Wednesdays 4 PM-7 PM; Saturdays 10 AM-1 PM

Capital District Farmers Market

Broadway (Route 32) and Route 378, Menands

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Central Avenue Farmers Market

Parking lot of The Linda, Central Avenue and Quail Street, Albany

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM (opens July)

Chatham Farmers Market

Chatham Real Food Market Co-op, 15 Church St., Route 203, Chatham

Fridays, 4-7 PM

Clifton Park Farmers Market

St. George’s Church, Route 146 at Maxwell Drive, Clifton Park

Thursdays, 2-5 PM (opens July 1)

Cohoes Farmers Market

Municipal Parking Lot, Remsen St., Cohoes

Fridays, 4-7 PM

Delaware Area Neighborhood Farmers Market

St. James Church, 391 Delaware Ave., Albany

Tuesdays, 4-7 PM (opens June 26)

Delmar Farmers Market

Bethlehem Central Middle School, 332 Kenwood Ave., Delmar

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Downtown Albany Farmers Market

Broadway and Pine streets, Albany

Thursdays, 11 AM-2 PM

Empire State Plaza Farmers Market

North end, near Legislative Office Building, Albany

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 AM-2 PM

First United Methodist Church Farmers Market

428 Kenwood Ave., Delmar

Tuesdays, 2:30-6 PM

Fort Edward Farmers Market

Broadway Bowl Parking Lot, 359 Broadway, Fort Edward

Fridays, 10 AM-1 PM

Great Barrington Farmers Market

Railroad station, Taconic Avenue and Castle Street, Great Barrington, Mass.

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Glens Falls Farmers Market

South Street Market Pavilion, Glens Falls

Saturdays, 8 AM-noon

Gloversville Farmers Market

Bleeker Square, pavilion behind Church, Gloversville

Saturdays 8 AM-noon

Granville Farmers Market

Main Street, next to the old train station, Granville

Mondays, 2-5 PM

Greenwich Farmers Market

Former IGA lot, Rt. 29, Greenwich

Thursdays, 2-5:30 PM

Hudson Farmers Market

DMV parking lot, 6th and Columbia streets, Hudson

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Hudson Falls Farmers Market

Sutherland Pet Store, 1161 Dix Ave., Hudson Falls

Tuesdays, 10 AM-1 PM (opens June 7)

Johnstown Farmers Market

Old Johnstown Hotel lot, 55 E. Main Street, Johnstown

Tuesdays, 3-6 PM

Kinderhook Farmers Market

Village Green, Kinderhook

Saturdays, 9 AM-12:30 PM

New Baltimore Farmers Market

Wyche Park, New Baltimore Road, New Baltimore

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM (opens June 30)

North Adams Farmers Market

St. Anthony’s parking lot, across from MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass.

Saturdays, 8 AM-1 PM (opens July 7)

Queensbury Farmers Market

Elks Lodge, 23 Cronin Road, Queensbury

Mondays, 3-6 PM

Salem Farmers Market

Village Park, Route 22, Salem

Saturdays, 10 AM-1 PM

Saratoga Farmers Market

High Rock Park, High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM; Wednesdays, 3 PM-6 PM

Schenectady Farmers Market

City Hall, Franklin and Jay Streets, Schenectady

Thursdays, 9 AM-2 PM

Schenectady Greenmarket

Jay Street near City Hall, Schenectady

Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM

Sharon Springs Farmers Market

Main Street, across from the Roseboro Hotel

Saturday, 9 AM-2 PM

State Campus Farmers Market

Harriman State Office Campus Vendor Park

Thursdays, 10 AM-2 PM

Stuyvesant Farmers Market

Stuyvesant Railroad Station, 55 Riverview St., Stuyvesant

Fridays, 4-7 PM

Troy Little Italy Farmers Market

The Markteplace, Hill Street (between Washington and Liberty streets), Troy

Wednesdays, 3-6 PM

Troy Neighborhood Farmers Market

Monument Square, Troy

Wednesdays, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM

Troy Waterfront Farmers Market

Riverfront Park, 433 River Street, Troy

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Upper Union Street Farmers Market

Upper Union Street behind Trustco Bank, Schenectady

Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM

Warrensburg Riverfront Farmers Market

River Street, Warrensburg

Fridays, 3-6 PM

Waterford Farmers Market

Waterford Visitors Center, One Tugboat Alley, Waterford

Sundays, 9 AM-2 PM

Watervliet Farmers Market

Hudson Shores Park, Broadway and 23rd Street, Watervliet

Tuesdays, 2-5:30 PM (opens June 12)