Learn from a pro
NEW PALTZ – Hettie Barnhill has appeared in Broadway performances such as Tony Award-winning “FELA!,” “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark” and the Tony award nominated “Leap of Faith.”
Starting Saturday, Barnhill, a former SoulCycle instructor, is offering classes two summer programs designed to get anyone up and moving: The Saturday Sweat Revive Movement Series and the 5 Day Summer Broadway Kids Camp, which is designed specifically for kids from 8- 17 years who are ready to dive into the world of music, dance and acting.
Both programs will be held in New Paltz at Barnhill’s Movement and Characters school. Info at hettiebarnhill.com.
RiverFest turns 21
CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON - Families will find an enjoyable daylong festival Saturday when they attend RiverFest, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Donahue Memorial Park on Shore Road.
This year marks the 21st anniversary of this popular festival that celebrates community and the river.
The day includes Enjoy a full day of entertainment, including children’s activities, live music, and a large craft and food fair. Shuttle buses transport visitors from the Cornwall Middle School parking lot to and from the festival. Bring a blanket or chair. River-fest.com.
Free admission via Blue Star
BEHTEL - Through the Blue Star Museum program, The Museum at Bethel Woods offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their community, especially after a military move.
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID) or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members.
A list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
Two local events celebrate June as LGBT Pride Month. On June 3, New Paltz’s Hasbrouk Park will be the site of the 2018 Hudson Valley Pride March and Festival, noon-5 p.m. The march begins at 1 p.m. on Main Street, while the festival runs, 12-5, featuring music, food trucks and local vendors. Visit LGBTQcenter.org/pride for more info.
On June 10, Warwick Valley Community Center hosts the 6th annual LGBTQ Pride event, The Future is Bright, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at 11 Hamilton Ave.
The party starts at 11:30 with a free rainbow bagel brunch. People are invited to make signs and body art for the parade, and to decorate floats. LGBTQ advocacy groups will be on hand to chat, and there will also be a selection of vendors.
The parade launches at 1:30, featuring Grand Marshall Rebekah Bruesehoff, an 11-year-old transgender person. At 2:30 a post parade show offers music and a magic show for all ages.
Info on Facebook at: OCNY Pride Event page or call 986-6422.