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In addition to its new beer garden, which will serve local brews and occasionally host discussions with the brewmasters themselves, the Greenville Drive-In lot can accommodate up to 225 cars, and with its Pup Pass, you can even bring the dog (so long as he’s a quiet moviegoer). (photo by Dwight Grimm)

Greenville Drive-In reopens with Breakfast at Tiffany’s screening, oysters & jazz

There’s no doubt that Americana nostalgia is alive and well in the Hudson Valley: Numerous diners are bedecked with vinyl and chrome, retro antique stores abound and classic cars start popping up like flowers as…

New documentary Dying to Know explores the lifelong friendship of Timothy Leary (middle) and Ram Dass (left)

Long strange trip: Upstate Films to screen Dying to Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary

Psychology professors Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Richard Alpert began a lifelong friendship in 1960, when they launched the Harvard Psilocybin Project. Doing clinical studies with prisoners, Leary discovered that guided therapy using…

In relocating from its original home in suburban Washington, DC, the American Dance Institute (soon to be christened ADI/Lumberyard, shown above) will become the latest arts-related business to flee exorbitant big-city rents and leases in favor of the sort of peace, quiet and floor space that other companies have discovered in the mid-Hudson region. The ADI/Lumberyard groundbreaking will be held on Saturday, May 7, and will include food trucks, a beer garden, raffle prizes, Broadway tickets and more.

Cutting-edge Catskill: American Dance Institute to break ground at former lumberyard

The Village of Catskill, like so many other communities in the mid-Hudson region, was once a haven for Mom-and-Pop businesses, with a wide, attractive Main Street that charmed as well as provided everything…

Business partners and craft-beer devotees Dann Gavaletz  and Ray Hannon (shown above) recently launched Hudson Valley Craft Beer Tours. The cost of a tour is $75 and includes samples of craft beers produced at three breweries.

Hudson Valley Craft Beer Tours: Your designated driver on the regional microbrewery trail

A visit to one of the many breweries in the Hudson Valley offers the ideal way to enhance the experience of enjoying a handcrafted brew. Sampling and sipping in the location where the…

When European-immigrant women in New York State began to organize for their rights in 1848, they took their cue from the nearby Haudenosaunee communities

Women voted in New York… before Columbus

As the election of a female US president begins to seem a more likely thing to occur within our own lifetimes than many imagined possible, one of the political questions that currently rages…

The Oswalds

Oswalds unveil new LP at BSP in Kingston

The Oswalds’ debut record, 1988’s Oswald This, makes a pretty credible case that this New York City urban-roots outfit had the right idea just a couple of culture-beats too soon. If, on the…

Dick and Suzanna Hermans at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck (photo by Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday

This Saturday, April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day (IBD), the opportunity for readers of all genres and inclinations to show their appreciation and loyalty to non-corporate proprietors of that long tradition, the brick-and-mortar…

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Cyro Baptista & Banquet of the Spirits to play the Falcon

Virtuoso Brazilian percussionist and composer Cyro Baptista returns to the Falcon in Marlboro on Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Accompanied by Banquet of the Spirits, Baptista moves through a great variety of…

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Royal Bopsters play in Woodstock this Saturday

Royal Bopsters Project reminds me, tragically, how many of our listening habits and our reflexive judgments are based on crude cultural cues and the style game. From the downbeat of “Music in the…

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Fashion Night at Byrdcliffe

Fashion Night at Byrdcliffe returns to Woodstock this Saturday evening. Being held for the first time in the historic 1902 Byrdcliffe Barn, the festivities will include a cocktail hour with local fresh cuisine…

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