Ulster County Historical Society presents Trivia Night
WHAT: Trivia Night WHEN: Nov. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209, Marbletown
DETAILS: The Ulster County Historical Society presents Trivia Night, an evening of food, drink, friendly competition and prizes in which participants test their knowledge of local history. Attendees will enjoy a light buffet, dessert and refreshments, including soft drinks and wine. Cliff Rockmueller will serve as host. Questions will range from historic events that took place in Ulster County and the greater Hudson Valley. They will range from music, pop culture and other head-scratchers. Winning teams will receive prizes. Admission is $20 per person, $13 for historical society members. Proceeds will benefit the society’s calendar of cultural events, as well as its upkeep of archival items. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. It is suggested that participants come in teams of four.
CONTACT: Send an email with the name and the number in your party to UCHSdirector@ gmail.com. Visit ulstercountyhs.org for more information.
Jewish literature focus of lecture at Marist College
WHAT: Lecture, “Is There Such a Thing as Jewish Literature?” WHEN: Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Nelly Goletti Theatre in the Murray Student Center on the campus of Marist College, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie
DETAILS: Adam B. Kirsch, director of Columbia University’s Master’s Program in Jewish Studies, will speak on the question, “Is There Such a Thing as Jewish Literature?” when he delivers the 40th Annual William and Sadie Effron Lecture in Jewish Studies. Kirsch is a poet and literary critic who directs Columbia University’s Master’s Program in Jewish Studies. He has published several collections of poetry and books of criticism and biography, including “Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas” and “Why Trilling Matters.” He will be speaking about his most recent work, “The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
CONTACT: Visit marist.edu for more information.
National Yiddish Theatre performs in Woodstock
WHAT: National Yiddish Theatre performance WHEN: Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock
DETAILS: The National Yiddish Theatre will present a special performance of “Mama’s Loshn Kugel.” The internationally renowned, seven-member Folkbiene Troupe, under the direction of Matthew “Motl” Didner, delights audiences with classic Yiddish musical comedy songs, audience interaction and sketches. English translation supertitles are projected behind them. “Mama’s Loshn Kugel,” a collection of classic Yiddsish humor and theater songs, is a great introduction to Yiddish theatre. Refreshments will be served following the performance. For this performance, voluntary donations will be accepted at the door, with all proceeds benefitting the congregation’s General Fund.
CONTACT: Call the congregation at (845) 679-2218, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit wjcshul.org for more information.
Library hosts Monster Mash Preschool Dance Party
WHAT: Monster Mash Preschool Dance Party WHEN: Oct. 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner
DETAILS: Children ages 2 to 5 are invited to come in their Halloween costumes to show off their dance skills to some hip tunes at this party at the library. Families are encouraged to bring a treat to share. Jacqueline Fifield will be facilitating the party and teaching the children some dance moves. She began performing at age 8 in a school musical and continued performing in both school and community productions. A donation of $5 is suggested.
CONTACT: Call the library at (845) 255-1255 or visit gardinerlibrary.org for more information.
Town of Hyde Park Historical Society meets Oct. 25
WHAT: Town of Hyde Park Historical Society meeting WHEN: Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Hyde Park United Methodist Fellowship Hall, Route 9 and Church Street, Hyde Park
DETAILS: The featured speakers at the historical society’s meeting will be Pete
Bedrossian and Mike Peets. They will talk about the 150th New York, a Civil War regiment called the Dutchess County Regiment. The 150th was recruited in the summer of 1862 and left Poughkeepsie on Oct. 12, 1862. They came back home in June 1865, having traveled over most of the states east of the Mississippi. They will talk about the experience of being a soldier in the 150th through their uniforms and equipment. The program will be followed by refreshments and a business meeting. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated.
CONTACT: Call (845) 8894521 for information on membership. Call (845) 2292559 for other information.