JUNE 22

FOR MUSIC LOVERS

A night of Coryell

Contemporary soul and blues artist Murali Coryell, described as "Stevie Ray Vaughn meets James Brown meets Gladys Knight," performs a 7 p.m. benefit show for Safe Harbors at the Ritz, in the Safe Harbors Lobby, 107 Broadway, Newburgh. Listen to Coryell's music at muralicoryell.com. Tickets in advance: $15; at the door, $20. 784-1199

JUNE 23

FOR KIDS

And nature lovers

Join environmental educators at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center for a ladybug release, 10 a.m. Start with a morning of fun and facts about the ladybug, then help hand release native ladybugs into the fields and gardens. Recommended for ages 5 and up. $3 children; $5 adults museum members; $6 and $8 nonmembers. Includes admission to the Wildlife Education Center. Info: 534-5506, hhnm.org

JUNE 23

FOR CELTIC FUN

Music, views and fun

Hudson Valley Celtic Festival, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at Hudson Valley Sportsdome, Milton, offers a Celtic battle of the bands, a fencing competition, 15 pipe and drum bands, walking trails and vistas of the Taconic Mountains. Parking is free; friendly leashed dogs welcome. Pre-sale tickets: $8; or $10 at the gate. Age 12 and under, free. HudsonValleyCelticFestival.com, 795-5220.

JUNE 23-24

FOR EVERYONE

Celebration of craft

Brightwork: A Makers' Festival, and the National Boatbuilding Challenge are featured at this two-day event. Instructors from the Riverport Wooden Boat School, in Kingston, as well as regional artists show and sell their wares. No admission charge; many free hands-on activities for children, including miniature boat-building. Find our more at Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, hrmm.org, 338-0071.

JUNE 24

FOR JAZZ FANS

Visit The Maverick

The Maverick's 8th annual jazz series takes flight with the legendary Kenny Barron, above, making his Maverick debut in a solo piano performance. Reserved seating is highly recommended for this concert or plan to arrive early for general seating. Barron is considered a true genius among jazz aficionados worldwide. Tickets $30-$55; students $5. 120 Maverick Rd., Woodstock, maverickconcerts.org, 679-8217