Events for January 28-February 3, 2019

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▲THIS WEEKEND: Warm up with the Winter Hoot 
February 1-3 • Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge. Warm up all weekend with Hoot hosts Jay Ungar & Molly Mason for a weekend of music, art, food, film, discussions, ice sculptors, family square dances, The Mammals, a guided hike to Cathedral Gorge (weather permitting), blacksmithing, children’s activities, and more. Tickets: Give what you can at the door, while space allows or advance tickets start around $25 and up, lodging also available. More info: hoot.love


Ensemble Mis Nawooj will perform in the newly-renovated Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn on Main Street in Poughkeepsie as part of Modfest, running through February 10th. The trolley barn formerly housed horse-drawn and electric trolleys during the 19th and early 20th centuries. (Free but tickets required)

Ensemble Mis Nawooj will perform in the newly-renovated Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn on Main Street in Poughkeepsie as part of Modfest, running through February 10th. The trolley barn formerly housed horse-drawn and electric trolleys during the 19th and early 20th centuries. (Free but tickets required)

THURSDAY:
▲ 17th Annual Modfest Opening Reception
Thursday, January 31 • 5-7 pm • Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie. Annual exploration of the arts, theme: “In Motion.” Through February 10, 2019. More info: arts.vassar.edu 

FRIDAY:
150th Birthday Celebration and Open House
Friday, February 1 • 5-7 p.m. • Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie. Roam the theater, visit dressing rooms and hear stories about the dignitaries that visited from Mark Twin, FDR, John Legend, Aretha Franklin and more. Free. More info: bardavon.org 

Saugerties First Friday
Friday, February 1 • 5-8 p.m. • Discounts, events and late night activities on Partition, Market and Main Streets, Saugerties. 

Comic on Wire!
Friday, February 1 • 8-10 p.m. • Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway. Improvised stand-up from 10 area comics. Admission: $15. More info: Facebook 

SATURDAY:
Living History at the Elmendorph Inn
Saturday, February 2 • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. • 7562 N. Broadway, Red Hook. Step back in time to experience life inside an 18th century Albany Post Road tavern in the winter as costumed interpreters will talk about everyday life in Red Hook in the 1774. Free. More info: historicredhook.org

Imbolc Riverfire
Saturday, February 2 • 4-6:30 p.m. • Basilica Hudson. Multidisciplinary installation featuring over 50 performers inspired by the Eleusinian festival of fire and light marking the beginning of Spring. $10-$25. More info: basilicahudson.org.   

Beefsteak Dinner at the CIA 
Saturday, February 2 • 6-10 p.m. • Farquarson Hall, Culinary Institute of America, Route 9, Hyde Park. Beefsteak banquets urge you to eat with your hands during this camaraderie-rich dining event. $150 per person, pre-paid • More info: americanbountyrestaurant.com/events

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▲ BHMK Trolley Tour of O+ Murals
Sunday, February 3 and February 17 • 1 p.m. • Pick-up and drop off at Dietz Stadium. Hop on the trolley for a guided tour of outdoor murals made during O+ Festival hosted by Black History Month Kingston. More info: Facebook 

“The African American Experience in WW1”
Sunday, February 3 • 1-4 p.m. • FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. Re-enactors from the Ebony Doughboys plus a talk on “Harlem’s Rattler’s” by NYU historian Jeffrey T. Simmons on the soldiers of the African American 369th Infantry, who fought part of the French Army during WW1. More info: dchsny.org