Up until last year, you knew us as the Woodstock Writers Festival. Outstanding panel and speakers, fabulous parties, life-changing workshops and the kind of merriment only found in Woodstock. See website for details. Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock; firstname.lastname@example.org www.woodstockbookfest.com
Come learn about NYS local maple syrup, products and how syrup is made! We kick off the day with a 5K Sap Run that finishes in the park. Eat delicious sausage and pancakes in the park served with fresh local syrup. Many more treats to taste made with maple syrup. Kids can learn to tap a tree plus many more fun activities, live maple candy making demonstration, pancake eating contest, maple photo contest, live music, specialty foods, unique vendors and much more.
Festival held in The Backyard Park in the Village of Jeffersonville
876 Swiss Hill N, Jeffersonville, NY 12748
Parking throughout Village
Tree Tapping Demonstration
Maple Candy Making Demonstration
Learn History of Maple Syrup Making
LIVE MUSIC - The talented SARA HULSE will be performing!
PANCAKES IN THE PARK
MAPLE SYRUP ICE CREAM - Ice Cream made by Early Bird Cookery
MAPLE COTTON CANDY - Diehl’s Homestead Farm will be swirling up delicious cotton candy.
NATURAL VALLEY KITCHEN - Serving up salads, soups, sweets and smoothies with hints of maple syrup! Yummy.
HETTA GLOGG - A bottled mulled wine in the Nordic tradition, produced in a small batches in Rhinecliff, NY
WHAT’S POPPIN’ KETTLE KORN
MAPLE PHOTO CONTEST
PANCAKE EATING CONTEST
Join us this April for New York's Largest Craft Beer Festival and the
Largest Single-State Craft Beer Festival in the Nation!
TAP® New York started out 20 years ago with a couple hundred beer fanatics and a handful of craft brewers at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, and has grown into the largest craft beer and food event in New York State.
Craft brewing is alive and growing bigger than ever in New York State. The popularity of craft brewing has led to fuller bodied, flavorful brews featuring rich colors, bold flavors, and imaginative ingredients. People ask for it, and the brewers are answering. Many new craft breweries are opening every year, and we're both happy and proud to welcome them aboard.
TAP® New York has grown over tenfold through the years to now encompass the entire base areas at Hunter Mountain, plus added tent space. Over 120 breweries were invited for 2016, representing well over 300 individual beers, offer everything from IPAs and lagers to weissbiers, doppel and trippel bocks, stouts, ales... pretty much any variety you know of, and probably a few that you don't.
TAP® New York is also about food. Each year we offer plenty to eat. Daily cooking demonstrations will also show you some great ideas for your own kitchen.
TAP® is also a beer competition. Brewers from across the state enter their finest suds to compete for plaques and trophies. Each year on Saturday at TAP®, highly qualified judges choose the best craft brewery in New York State and also the best brewery in the Hudson Valley. On Sunday, the panel of judges decide the best individual beers in both the Hudson Valley and the entire state.
NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21 WILL BE ADMITTED. VALID ID MUST BE CARRIED AT ALL TIMES AND PRODUCED UPON REQUEST.
Basilica Farm & Flea marketplaces are inspired by the abundance of passionate and talented farmers, collectors and artisans in the Hudson Valley. Part timeless flea and farmer’s market and part 21st century craft and design fair, three marketplaces each year showcase the wealth and splendor of the region’s artisanal talents. (May and November, + a mini market in September in conjunction with Basilica SoundScape.)
Spring is a great time in the Catskills, where wild ramps or as some may call them wild leeks grow and are ripe for the picking come the end of April and early May. With some of the best in Roscoe’s back yard and what better way to celebrate then a Spring Flavor Festival and Market! Enjoy a day of family fun while shopping the large farmers market, listening to live music, taking part in the many games and activities and of course some great CRAFT BEER! There will also be an educational tent dedicated to local agriculture and information about ramps, plus some sampling stations for you to truly see why ramps are so popular! And the best part? Admission is free!
If you want to enjoy the VIP experience you can purchase tickets to the Farm to Table Tent, featuring local chefs. As a VIP you will get to enjoy a ramp inspired dish from each chef plus a trout town beer that is perfectly paired to compliment the dish. You will also get to enjoy sampling wine, spirits and cider and take home a VIP goody bag. There will be two sessions, each lasting an hour and half. To purchase tickets for the VIP Farm-To-Table-Tent, please click here.
For more information, call Roscoe Beer Company at 607-290-5002.
The RVW Wine, Brew and Beverage Festival is in it's 11th year! Held on the Saturday before Mother's Day, May 13th at the Historic Catskill Point, 1 Main St., Catskill.
Come sample a large variety of NYS wines, brews, distilled spirits, and a variety of local cheeses, chocolates, jams and an array of other vendors. Music and entertainment is provided the entire day.
A great festival held on a gorgeous location along the Hudson River in the town of Catskill. The Fortnightly Club of Catskill has been organizing this event for 11 years, and all proceeds benefit the local parks and recreation areas. This event is held rain or shine.
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the landmark debut album 'Are You Experienced' by The Jimi Hendrix Experience as well as its follow up Axis: Bold As Love. Join the No. 1 Hendrix act in the world as they perform cuts from both of these albums. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock. (845) 679-4406
Catskill Jazz Factory returns to the Fisher Center with four performances in the Winter/Spring 2017 season. A series of three unique concerts by emerging jazz artists celebrating the ties between the American and French jazz scenes, and a gala performance on May 13 celebrates the eclectic history of jazz.
See all four concerts with a jazz series subscription, or purchase a benefit subscription that includes receptions with the artists and preferred seating. Benefit subscriptions support future Catskill Jazz Factory programs and underwrite free community outreach tickets.
- Sat. February 11, 7:30 pm French Connection:Django Reinhardt and the French Salon Featuring Alphonso Horne and Candice Hoyes
- Sat. March 18, 7:30 pm Catskill Jazz Factory French Connection:Les Belles Chansons Françaises Featuring Camille Bertault and Dan Tepfer
- Fri. April 14, 7:30 pm Catskill Jazz Factory French Connection: Whisper of a Shadow: An Homage to Louis Moreau Gottschalk Featuring Evan Christopher (USA) and Yohan Giaume (France)
- Sat. May 13, 8 pm Catskill Jazz Factory: Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz Featuring Chris Washburne, Evan Christopher, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, André Mehmari, and Special Guests
Known for its spectacular collection of vendors, entertainment throughout the day, and highly anticipated Mother’s Day lunch buffet with live piano music, this one-day festival and Mother’s Day celebration welcomes you to remember Mom in a special way. Browse an exciting array of gifts, keepsakes, and must-haves including natural soaps, homemade craft items, skincare products, novelties, paintings and much more.
Take a break from shopping and enjoy our newly added recreation and family activities including bouncy houses, face painting, boating, fishing, corn hole and more! Or relax a bit and enjoy our live music and entertainment. From solo artists, bands, and an illusionist, there is something for every in the family. Entry to the festival is free.
Luncheon prices are $29.95 Per Adult / $9.00 Per Child (Ages 3-12) / Children 2 and under free.
Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa, 1195 Arrowhead Rd, Ellenville; 11am-4pm; Luncheon seatings are 11:30am-1pm and 2-3:30pm; For lunch reservations call 845-210-1600 or email email@example.com
NEW! An unmissable lineup begins in January as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies bring some of the greatest titles ever, back into movie theaters.
March 8: All About Eve
Cast: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders
Writer/Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
April 5: North by Northwest
Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
April 26: The Graduate
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross
Director: Mike Nichols
June 7: The Godfather
Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Created to bring together the Livingston Manor region and the Catskills at large, the Trout Parade is an annual street fair celebrating our community, taking place on the second Saturday in June each year.
The Trout Parade is produced by the Catskill Art Society (CAS) in partnership with the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce. A community-based project, the Trout Parade is not only Sullivan County’s foremost art parade, but the proceeds it generates from individual donations and the sale of parade merchandise will help to support community organizations. Started in 2004 as a local grassroots festival, CAS has produced the Trout Parade since 2010.
11 AM to 1 PM: Live entertainment, food, and fun on Main Street
11 AM to 2 PM: Souvenir photos taken at the CAS Arts Center by Wilkes + Bernard Photography
12 PM: Concerts on the Main Street Stage
1 PM: Trout Parade steps off from LMCS lot through Main Street, led by honorary Grand Marshal
2 PM: Concerts on the Main Street Stage
The festivities and stage performances are FREE and open to the public.
Bounty of the Hudson will be held this year at Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, NY, June 10 and 11, 2017, from 12pm-5pm both days. Click Here for Tickets
This two-day wine and food festival celebrates the wines of the Hudson Valley, fresh local produce and epicurean treats from local restaurants. Live music is also featured.
Visitors to Bounty of the Hudson enjoy side-by-side tastings of the region’s finest wines. This is an excellent opportunity to sample the range and quality of the wines produced here in the valley.
Help us celebrate with up to 20 of the Hudson Valley’s finest winemakers. Sample local Hudson Valley cheese, honey, baked goods, and of course the best of the valley’s produce as live music wafts through the courtyard. Local food vendors are on hand, selling foods of all types.
Bounty of the Hudson, tickets include a souvenir Shawangunk Wine Trail wine glass, sampling at each of the attending wineries and an afternoon of live music.
The event is from Noon to 5pm both days. A one-day tasting ticket, good for either Saturday OR Sunday, is $30 purchased in advance, plus fees. Limited tickets will be available at the gate for $40 including tax. A tasting ticket includes a complimentary wine tasting glass. A general admission ticket designed for designated drivers is also available in advance for $10, plus fees and at the gate for $15 including fees. Your ticket is valid for one day of the event.
Bounty of the Hudson is an adult-oriented event. You must be 21 or over to attend.
Rock and Roll All day and Party All Night Between Rolling River Cafe Gallery and Inn and Cabernet Frank's! Live Music, Drink Specials and Trout Galore!
Musical guests include Tigerman WOAH (https://tigermanmusic.bandcamp.com) at Rolling River and The Cameramen (https://thecameramen.bandcamp.com)
Mountain Jam is a three-day festival featuring bands across 3 stages in one of the Northeast’s most pristine natural amphitheaters.
We’re excited to announce the first headliners for our 2017 lineup – Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Steve Miller Band. They will be joined on the Mountain Jam stage by Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Strumbellas, Shovels & Rope, The Revivalists, The Infamous Stringdusters, White Denim, Elephant Revival, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and River Whyless.
Tickets on sale now!
Two-hundred of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople are coming together in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley. This diverse experience is a celebration of all things handmade which includes: unique contemporary craft and art, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, interactive craft demonstrations and exciting family activities.The two-day event draws passionate, arts conscious visitors from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from the Tri-State area and beyond to partake in adventurous shopping and meet jury-selected, modern American makers.
Rain or Shine. Admission $10, Seniors (65 and up) $9, Kids 6-16 $4, under 6 free. No pets allowed on site. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck; Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm; Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck; For info & directions call 845-331-1337 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.artrider.com
A Who’s Who of Bluegrass Music in the Beautiful Catskill Mountains
A gathering of music, community, family & friends
July 13-16, 2017
Full Festival Tickets on Sale Now!
Day tickets available Feb 9.
40+ Bands • 5 Stages • Workshops • Emerging Artist Showcase
Dancing • Children’s Performers • Bluegrass Academy for Kids
Camping • Jamming • Foods • Crafts • And a whole lot more!
Back by popular demand, vocalist Heather Masse and world-class jazz trombonist Roswell Rudd perform at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, on Saturday July 22, 2017. Masse and Rudd released the album AUGUST LOVE SONG in 2016, a mix of standards and originals which Michael Bailey of All About Jazz calls “music that makes you wish you could live forever just to hear more of it.”
Called “one of jazz’s greatest trombonists” by the Wall Street Journal, Roswell Rudd is famous for his combination of jazz and world music and his groundbreaking collaborations with Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, and Steve Lacy. Singer/songwriter Heather Masse is a great interpreter of songs, and combines this with a wide range of sonic resources. Masse is a regularly featured guest on Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion” and a member of the Wailin’ Jennys. Masse recorded a duo CD with Dick Hyman and is the vocalist on Funky Little Sweet Thing with John Medeski, Matthew Finck, Ira Coleman, Roswell Rudd, and T Xiques.
Also performing are Rolf Sturm, guitars, and Mark Helias, bass.
The New York State Sheep and Wool Festival is one of the largest annual gatherings of fiber-arts enthusiasts in the United States. It is held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York.
Check out all of the festival's offerings & a complete schedule on their website here.
Concert: “An Afternoon of Chamber Music,” featuring the Aeolus Quartet, sponsored by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and presented by Shandelee Music Festival, 3 pm, Event Gallery, Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. Admission: $37 ($17 for students 17 and under or w/college ID. Information 583-2050.
Art Program: Art Making for Kids, presented by Tusten Youth Center and Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Krause Recital Hall, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Free, all ages. Two pieces will be chosen for presentation at summer “Art in Bloom” exhibit; others to be shown at DVAA. Visit Tusten Youth on Facebook or email email@example.com.
Earth Day is the perfect reason to get involved at The Ashokan Center, where we've been offering environmental and outdoor education for 50 years. Come and join your community, get outside, and learn a little more about nature!
The event will include a staff-led green infrastructure tour highlighting some of the Nature Center's most impressive sustainable features. The event will also feature great local businesses and organizations showcasing their commitment to sustainability.
Come sit in the Mayor's electric vehicle, learn about how to go solar, peruse used books, participate in a Yoga class or just come to be inspired. Additionally, there will be music featuring local artists such as Vince Fisher, Deb Martin, Annie DiRusso and Ami Madeleine along with live demonstrations from Innate Parkour Movement and Energy Dance Company. There will be a Repair Café where repairers will teach you how to repair your broken items and an Earth Day Exchange where attendees can swap used clothes, toys, books, or household goods.
There will be lots of fun for the kids, including an interactive reading of The Lorax, and a great family sing-along as well as tons of games and activities for children. Hosted by The City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department and supported by the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center. Forsyth Park, 157 Lucas Ave., Kingston; 10am-3pm; For more information call 845-481-7339 or
Looking for something for your kids to do when they are on break from school? Frost Valley YMCA’s Day Camp Program offers Break Camps in the fall, winter, and spring. Daily activities include many fun things including arts and crafts, sports and games, rock climbing, snow tubing, cross-country skiing and broomball in the winter.
Hiking, sports and games, candle making, Incredible Edibles (classes in our Teaching Kitchen) and climbing are just a few Frost Valley favorites. Weather permitting, campers take an offsite trip to a local pool. Spring Break Day Campers can also experience a tour of the Maple Sugar House to taste maple syrup and learn how it’s made, plus visit the Frost Valley Farm to meet and pet baby animals! Lunch, snacks, and transportation are included in the rate. Outdoor activities and trips are weather-dependent and subject to change.
$185 – 5 days
$160 – 4 days
Looking for accommodations? Check out Red Cottage Inc's available properties, all within a short drive of Frost Valley!
Wildcat Mountain Cabin
Bush Kill Park
Trout fishing season opens in New York State on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) in Livingston Manor is hosting several opening day activities. This year’s theme is “Fly Fishing is for Everyone” with an effort to welcome new-comers to the sport. Activities kickoff at 7:00 a.m. with the Opening Day First Cast Celebration at Junction Pool in Roscoe. CFFCM partners with the Roscoe Rockland Chamber of Commerce for this celebration at the center’s Junction Pool property. First-timers and beginners are particularly welcomed. From then on it’s one activity after another: a bamboo rod casting demonstration, Agnes Van Put’s traditional soup, a new “Fly Fishing in the Catskills” traveling exhibit, fly tying and rod making demonstrations, and the annual Catskill Legends Dinner Sponsored by Roscoe Beer.
Opening Day Events Schedule:
07:00 AM – Celebrate Opening Day First Cast at Junction Pool in Roscoe. Join with the Roscoe Rockland Chamber of Commerce and the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum for the Official First Cast of the 2017 NYS Trout Fishing Season. Everyone is welcome – including first-timers and beginners.
09:00 AM – “Come and Meet Your Maker” at a Catskill Cane Revival Demonstration at the Roscoe Central School in Roscoe. Try casting a classic cane rod or a new modern bamboo rod. Bring your own or join with Mike Canazon and the Bamboo Guys who will provide rods and offer skilled advice. Runs until 12:00 noon.
10:00 AM – Soups On! Enjoy warm soup and tasty treats made by Agnes Van Put in the Gift Shop at CFFCM. Take a pause from opening day casting and join in 100-year-old tradition. Till the soup runs out.
10:00 AM – “Fly Fishing in the Catskills” display at the Museum. Be the first to see the new traveling exhibit on fly fishing that will tour six libraries in Sullivan County. One day only, then it’s on the road. Made possible in part through a NYSCA Decentralization Grant Administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.
01:00 PM – Fly Tying by the Legendary Dave Brandt at the Museum. Join with Dave Brandt, President of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, as he carries on the Catskill tradition of fine tyers. He will be inducted as a Catskill Legend at a dinner in the evening. Runs till 3:00 PM.
02:00 PM – How to Make Your Own Bamboo Rod at the Heritage Rod Workshop at CFFCM. Mike Canazon and Rick Miller will be demonstrating how to saw and mill materials for a bamboo rod. Learn about upcoming classes and workshops. Till 3:00 PM.
05:30 PM – Catskill Legends Dinner and Silent Auction at the Wulff Gallery. This year CFFCM will recognize: Dave Brandt, Ralph Graves and Sue Post. Reception begins at 5:30 PM (beer and wine, cash bar); Silent Auction from 5:30 to 7:00 PM; buffet dinner 6:30 PM. The recognition ceremony is immediately following dinner. Cost is $50 for members, $60 for non-members.
Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.
On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.
In a unique partnership with Intel, we will be using today’s most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience.
The Moviehouse Cafe & Gallery
48 Main St.
Millerton, NY 12546
Small movie theatre in Millerton. For showtimes visit www.themoviehouse.net.
The Moviehouse Gallery Cafe is open during theater hours. You do not have to go to the movies to see the Exhibit or have a Cup of Hot Chocolate!
Mark your calendars for the east coast's first ever SPELLING BEE(R)! A Denver tradition of fun, beer & spelling! If you're not ready to spell, then come as an observer! Let's hang out!!
Diners, get ready to try some new restaurants and visit your old favorites. Let's toast the bounty of the Hudson Valley!
Three Courses $22.95 Lunch and $32.95 for Dinner
No tickets, passes or coupons required. Price excludes beverages, tax and tip. Click on individual restaurant name for reservation and participation details.
To make a reservation & to see a list of restaurants, click this link
The “Living Library” will be Saturday, March 4, from 3 – 5pm at the library. During this free public event participants can meet with experts in various fields. Learn how to conserve old family photographs and documents, research local family history, make herbal tea and discover its benefits, sew a button onto pretty much anything, find and download useful apps for your phone or device, properly care for and display the American flag, and more!
The library is a place to find information through books, lectures, and online sources. For two hours on this Saturday in March you can learn practical information and skills directly from members of our Hudson community. Experts on hand will include Jonathan Simons, real estate photographer, web page designer, photo retoucher and restorer; Lauren Giambrone, community herbalist, medicine maker and educator; Jeff Rigby, a library, museum and archive conservationist and bookbinder; Tod Wohlfarth, graphic designer; Lisa Durfee, vintage clothier, photographer and mudlark; John Craig, local history researcher; Perfect Ten teens, crafters of cool things; and Dan Shaughnessy, member of Elks Lodge #787.
Upstate Rubdown is an acoustic septet drawing inspiration from every corner (and decade) of America's musical heritage. Based in New York's Hudson Valley region, the band has spent years cultivating its sound, and continues to grow by the tune. The instrumentation includes Harry D'Agostino on upright bass, Ryan Chappell on mandolin, Dean Mahoney on cajón, and Christian Joao on flute and alto/baritone saxophone. The dynamic rhythm section supports a three part vocal harmony powerhouse of founding members Mary Kenney and Melanie Glenn with recent Nashville-transplant Allison Olender.
Over its five year history, the band has played in more than twenty states, from intimate house concerts to prominent festival stages, including Mountain Jam, Frendly Gathering, and Green River Festival. The band has opened for Cory Henry, Phox, The Felice Brothers, and many others.
"Pulling from the greatest corners of American music, this group has the power to get feet moving with or without amplification. Like fresh-farmed vegetables, their music is as organic as it is good for you. From foot-stomping bass, highlighted by the slap of a cajon, to the familiar strums of the mandolin over a wailing saxophone – there’s so much going on instrumentally that when the harmonious lead vocalists chime in, the result is nothing short of a homegrown hurricane of sound." - Otis Mountain Get Down
Read any history of New York City and you will read about men. You will read about men who were political leaders and men who were activists and cultural tastemakers. These men have been lauded for generations for creating the most exciting and influential city in the world. But that's not the whole story. "The Women Who Made New York" reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world.
Saturday Night Jazz
Mar 4th - Howland Wolves Band
Mar 11th - Crazy Feet Trio
Mar 18th - Rio de Samba
Mar 25th - Goldie Green Jazz
Apr 1st - Anthoney Regerio Jazz Trio
Apr 8th - Judith Tulloch Band
Apr 15th - Bert Rechtschaffer Jazz Trio
Apr 22nd - Silver Fox Trio
April 29th - Rich Rosenthal Trio
May 6th - Michael Kadnar Trio
May 27th - Bert Rechtschaffer Jazz Trio
riff on the origins of Romeo and Juliet blending with rich real-life details with heart-warming fiction, Shakespeare in Love is the perfect fit for Valentine's Day weekend. A young William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes), out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Noted classical stage and screen actors Geoffrey Rush, Tom WIlkinson, Antony Sher, and Simon Callow co-star. The film won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Gwyneth Paltrow, and Best Supporting Actress for Judi Dench in her star turn as Queen Elizabeth I.
Presented as part of our “Year of Shakespeare” at CAS, a festival celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s life with a year-long slate of live performances, films, and discussions.
Tickets by $5 suggested donation accepted at the door. Presented as part of the "CAS Film Club" series.
To watch a preview, find rating information and more, visit www.catskillartsociety.org/events.
Ice carving, kid’s crafts & activities, art demonstrations & exhibits and more!
“Mysteries of the Moon", a 60-minute documentary, will be accompanied by pizza, salad, soft drinks, and a break for questions and second helpings.
Film details: A look at the Moon and the role it has played in the history of mankind – once worshiped as a god; used as a timekeeper by farmers; a beacon for sailors at sea; and how it affects ocean tides and the behavior of animals. Also discussed – the transient lunar phenomenon which has baffled scientists for centuries. Sounds very cool!
Catskill Astronomy Club members John Kocijanski and Jim McKeegan on hand to answer questions and lead a lunar viewing session after the film on the sidewalk!
REGISTER: by Saturday, Feb. 4th at 12:00pm Tell us your favorite pizza topping!
COST: $8/person, $5/children under 16 to cover food cost. Suggested for people age 12 and up.
Learn how to 'paint with fiber,' and develop the basic skills of tapestry weaving on a frame loom. In this 3 hour class, you'll learn the essential stitches to get well on your way to developing your unique style. We'll go over the tricks and tools of the trade, learn about incorporating unconventional materials into weaving, and how to use texture, technique and concept to create an original piece of woven wall art.
Each student gets to take home a sustainable loom kit with birch tools (needle, 2 shuttles, pick up stick and comb) from Black Sheep Goods, enough yarn to finish their project, a tapestry weaver's reference zine, along with your very own in-progress tapestry!
Supplies: All materials will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own yarn or an old fork to use as a tapestry beater.
Sustenance: Light refreshments will be provided.
Kat Howard is an artist/poet with a background in fiber and paper arts, based in Kingston, New York. She has shown her artwork in galleries from Oakland to New Zealand, and her tapestries have been featured on DesignSponge* and in Darling Magazine. Kat has an MFA in Book Art + Creative Writing from Mills College. You can learn more about her here.
"Trout Town Winter Fest is a great way to get out and get some fresh air and enjoy the beauty of Winter in the Catskills. This year’s festival will be marked by the release of our winter specialty brews that are always highly anticipated. There will also be live music, games, horse drawn carriage rides through the country side, snowshoeing & snowman contests, plus a large bonfire and hot coco after the main event winds down.
So stop by and enjoy all things winter at the The Roscoe NY Beer Co on January 28th!"
Our "Night at the Distillery" Tasting Dinner returns to the Dancing Cat Saloon on Friday, January 27th. An amazing array of delectable dishes served with matched cocktails from the Spirits of the Catskill Distilling Company. Reserve now with your deposit ticket - Limited Seating available! Deposit Tic reserves your seat and goes towards the $65.00 Night in the Distillery price.
Ward away the winter blues with a hot bowl of ramen at the North Branch Inn. Every Monday night this winter, 5:30 - 9.
Reservations are encouraged and can be made by phone (845) 482-2339 . Please note that if you are trying to make a same-day reservation, please call the restaurant directly after 4pm so that they can best accommodate your request.
Time to tell Winter we aren't afraid! Come on out for some steaming food and fun. Rocking Parksville!
Dancing, Dining, Cocktails & Fun!
Hand wood block printing is a craft that goes back many centuries in the subcontinent of India, and continues to be a sustainable and creative livelihood for artisans in many parts of India today. The technical prowess involved in hand block printing—as well as the particular charm and unique character in each piece of fabric—makes it an enduring and relevant tradition, especially within the current renaissance of handmade textiles here in the US.
Artist and textile designer Rebecca Layton discusses the history, craft, and culture of hand wood block printing in India, as well as the process and collaboration behind her own contemporary block prints. Having spent many years traveling, working, and researching textiles in India, Rebecca will share her experiences developing unique prints and working with artisans who use these ancient printing and dyeing techniques. She’ll share the hands-on process from sketch to finished product in her textile collections, showing the studio design process and the rewards and challenges of working on site in another country.
Rebecca Layton is the founder of Rekh&Datta, a line of accessories and clothing that are hand block printed in Rajasthan, India. Rebecca taught textile design in New York for many years before heading to India to study this ancient craft, living and working there full-time from 2010-2012. She returns to India for several months each year to continue her work with artisans in this tradition. Layton is an artist who has exhibited and taught in the US, Spain, and India, and has done residencies at MacDowell Colony, the Skowhegan School of Art, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Jentel Artist Residency, Kunstlerhaus in Salzburg, Austria, and the Wurlitzer Foundation, as well as having been a Fulbright Senior Scholar in India. Her design studio is in Austin, Texas.
Lady Moon & The Eclipse Performing at The Half Moon w/ Robbing Johnny
Lady Moon & The Eclipse
Lady Moon & The Eclipse is a collective of musicians working together to create positive and inspirational music called cosmic soul. Lady Moon carries the essence of the Moon sending a message of love, peace, and light, while the musicians serve as the Sun shining light upon her. The audience represents the Earth, also known as the Star People of Earth, completing the metaphorical eclipse. Lady Moon & The Eclipse explore positive music and the live experience to inspire and make a difference in themselves and in the world.
Pat and John met spectating a knife throwing contest at a festival. Bards from different lands, they banded together and traveled from town to town sharing poem and song. Thus was born Robbing Johnny. Along the way, they met a shaman named Evan who showed them how to harness blue fire. One fine day, these men came upon a pair of wayfarers. Mahoney and Brooks were their names. In their souls, they contained a wizardry known as groove. Thus, maketh the rock and roll.
Award-winning filmmaker and producer
Ric Burns, known for his eight-part series
New York: A Documentary Film, and his
collaboration on The Civil War, joins a panel
with Seth Kramer, Pegi Vail, and Melvin Estrella,
to discuss the state of documentary filmmaking.
*Advanced reservations are required. Price excludes taxes and administrative fee.
Join us for our third Film Focus Weekend with special guest and acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Ric Burns. He will be presenting two great works, Ansel Adams and The Pilgrims, from an amazing career that has spanned thirty years. This year we also host the return of The Black Maria Film Festival. Join Jane Steuerwald, the Executive Director of Black Maria for enlightening Q & A’s before and after the films. On Saturday night join Alexander Heffner, host of Channel Thirteen’s long running television program The Open Mind, as he hosts a panel discussion on the state of documentary filmmaking. Guests on the panel include filmmakers Ric Burns, Seth Kramer, Pegi Vail and Melvin Estrella. Weekend events include a late-night showing of The Shining, Seth Kramer’s film The Anthropologist, Pegi Vail and Melvin Estrella’s film Gringo Trails, and a cocktail class and tasting featuring cocktails inspired by the movies.
The Black Maria Film Festival was founded in 1981 and is named after Thomas Edison's first movie production studio in West Orange, New Jersey. It is a juried competition of new short works in all genres, held annually. Following the Festival's premier in February, it travels throughout the year and across the US and abroad.
We are already excited for spring when warm light will beam through the windowpanes of our old industrial factory by the river once more, welcoming back one of Basilica Hudson’s most beloved annual programs, 24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC.
2017 marks our biggest DRONE yet, as our series expands to satellite programs in Canada and the UK — 3 DRONES, 3 COUNTRIES.
Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who? present
24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC
in collaboration with Second Ward Foundation, Wave Farm / WGXC
Saturday, April 29 @ noon – Sunday, April 30 @ noon
Limited Early Bird tickets are available now for $24 ($1 per hour!)
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Music has the power to bring people together where words and actions fail. Drones, or sustained tones shaped by voice or instrumentation, transcend time, genre and music itself. An immersive event and all-encompassing experience, 24-HOUR DRONE is a roving, international series presented by Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who?, featuring musicians and sound artists experimenting within the spectrum of drone.
Through this expanded programming, 24-HOUR DRONE strives to break down barriers across borders, offering an opportunity to connect diverse musical communities and traditions, offering a localized snapshot of DRONE within the larger context of universal sound. This is a shared experience devoted to unifying players and listeners alike.
We aim to bring cultures together, demonstrating the diversity inherently present within all music. The cross-pollination of instrumentation, musical traditions and culture creates a tapestry of human experience, elevating the whole, greater than the sum of its parts. Diversity of sound links things not usually linked through a seamless sonic and communal experience, with connections and dialogues opened in unexpected ways. 24-HOUR DRONE’s immersive and meditative nature emphasizes communion.
The idea for 24-HOUR DRONE was sparked years ago during a late-night New Years Eve conversation in Hudson, New York between Basilica Hudson co-founders Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone and their Dutch houseguest, Le Guess Who? music festival organizer Bob van Heur. On that cold winter night, they gazed at the 1880s industrial factory from their balcony, and it called to them: “24 hours of sound please!” The drone dream was the eventual owners’ first impression of and first intention with the building, where they begin their art and community programs in 2010. In 2014 the dream was realized, and 24-HOUR DRONE was born.
The first 24-HOUR DRONE was held in tandem with the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht, Netherlands in November of 2014, and featured William Basinski, Stephen O’Malley, Emptyset, Tim Hecker, Steve Hauschildt, Raime, Dirk Serries, Julianna Barwick, Carla Bozulich and John Eichenseer, and more.
24-HOUR DRONE arrived stateside the following April and opened Basilica Hudson’s 2015 season with Prurient, SUUNS, Jessica Moss, Bobby Previte, Patrick Higgins, Arone Dyer, Greg Fox, Lea Bertucci, Randy Gibson and more, plus a program of films curated by Second Ward Foundation. The entire event was streamed live on Wave Farm radio / WGXC.org.
This past year, Basilica once again opened its season with 24-HOUR DRONE in April, with an expanded program featuring Oneida, Innov Gnawa, Brian Chase, Noveller, Ceramic TL, Christopher Tignor, Long Distance Poison, Jack Walls and more, along with three DRONE BLOCKS by event partners Hospital Productions, Tinnitus Series, and Quelque Show (a homegrown Montreal musicians only block). Second Ward Foundation doubled its film and video programming, Wave Farm / WGXC.org commissioned interstitial sound pieces and streamed the event live, additional interactive activities were offered throughout the weekend, and Columbia University’s Sound Arts MFA program presented a related exhibition in Basilica’s Back Gallery.
Le Guess Who?, Basilica’s 24-HOUR DRONE curatorial partner, has become the Netherlands’ go-to event for experimental, collaborative and otherwise out-of-the-box musical thinking. Now in its tenth year, Le Guess Who?2016 occurred on 10-13 November in Utrecht, Netherlands.
For more information about 24-HOUR DRONE, please see our recap here from our very first at Basilica in 2015, which includes a short film shot on site and edited by the Basilica Team.
Photos by Akemi Hiatt and Eric Harvey Brown
Santa and Mrs. Claus ring in the festivities throughout the village and will welcome you to the Valatie Community Theatre to listen to kids’ Wish Lists, a live reindeer petting area, marionettes, jugglers, musicians, musical acts, and roaming carolers travel up and down the street. A variety of live musical performances will include rock’n’roll ; singer-songwriters; harpist and acoustic blues. Carolers will meander at various indoor and outdoor venues, and Dancers will perform along Main Street.Village shops teeming with holiday goodies, additional food vendors, artisans, music, entertainment; and sales at local stores, and more throughout historic Valatie’s Village Main Street 5-9 pm.
PARADE BEGINS at 5:00pm Sharp!
6 pm to 9 pm
Main Street, Valatie
Come to Callicoon, NY, on Saturday December 10th for the Third Annual Dickens on the Delaware. The Hamlet of Callicoon on the Delaware will be transformed into a town-wide Victorian Wonderland. Carolers, shopkeepers and townsfolk alike, dressed in period costumes, will stroll the side streets and byways, spreading good cheer.
For more information please visit http://www.dickensonthedelaware.com/.
Live music with WDST on the village green, pictures with Santa, face painting with Mrs. Claus, Victorian Carolers, Ice Sculpting, the Kingston Catholic School singers and more. Refreshments and raffles in participating stores and businesses in and around the hamlet of Woodstock. 3 p.m.–9 p.m. Free.
Indie Narrowsburg is a coalition of local artists, instigators and roustabouts who aim to bring you originality, art, independence, inspiration and entertainment.
We are so excited to bring you a fantastic variety of independent artisans. New vendors each weekend - local talent as well as curated vendors from the Hudson Valley and NYC. Stay tuned for more info but mark it in your calendars! Make it meaningful, buy local! (Poster by Renegade Art Department or ... RAD)
For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/IndieNarrowsburg/
Sinterklaas departs from the historic Kingston Waterfront (aka "Spain") after a full day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches and a Children's Maritime Parade down Broadway with stars and puppets galore.
Check out the full calendar of events surrounding Sinterklaas - http://www.sinterklaashudsonvalley.com/