I wish I could be in two (or three or four) places at a time this weekend.
MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts is an easy and enjoyable trip from the Hudson Valley. On Saturday evening (August 4), the arts center is presenting a Sing-A-Long version of the 1971 classic film, Fiddler on the Roof, complete with lyrics for those who have trouble remembering every line of If I Were A Rich Man or Matchmaker, Matchmaker. Watch a great film and sing along with everyone else. Does this sound like fun or what? Showtime is 8:30 p.m., tickets are $10 each. MASS MoCA members receive a 10% discount. Ticket info at www.massmoca.org.
Have kids who like horses? Saturday, August 4 is Kids Day at HITS Saugerties from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Green Heron Farm in Saugerties will be providing free pony rides! Other activities include a bounce house, a gigantic slide, face painting and a clown, as well as an arts and crafts area. There’s lots more – 10 riding rings’ worth of show jumping classes, which feature elite young riders and take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are also shopping opportunities in more than two dozen stores set up on the site with clothing, tack, fine jewelry, custom footwear, art, photography and custom HITS souvenirs -- and a variety of dining choices. Those interested in the behind the scenes of show jumping can watch the horse show farrier put new shoes on a horse and even tour the stables to see some of the horses and riders up close.
Admission is $5 for adults, which is donated to Family of Woodstock, Inc. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking for spectators is located at Gate E, which is directly across from the Kiwanis Ice Rink and is always free. Info at www.HitsShows.com
PS Famed Manhattan restaurant Tavern on the Green will cater a buffet lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the shaded VIP Pavilion at HITS Saugerties overlooking the Grand Prix and Main Hunter rings. Open both to horsemen and the general public, this special lunch will be available for $20 per person; a cash bar also will be available.