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Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (May 28-June 6)

Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events.  The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on page 2; Friday…

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Martha on the mountain at the Wine & Food Festival of New Paltz

Shuttle buses depart from the Ulster County Fairgrounds; A special promotion is being offered to Almanac Weekly readers   Wine and food festivals have become a destination draw for tourists willing to travel…

Eleanor Roosevelt at the White Top Folk Festival in Virginia, 1933 (Photo courtesy of the New Deal Network, newdeal.feri.org)

Val-Kill Picnic and Square Dance with Jay & Molly

The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership and the National Park Service host the third annual Val-Kill Picnic and Square Dance on Saturday, May 30, from 1-4 p.m. The Chefs’ Consortium will once again serve…

Lee’s spur-pruned grapes (photo by Lee Reich)

Another vine mess

Anyone appalled at the apparent brutality with which I approached my grape and kiwi vines a few weeks ago, pruning shears, saw and lopper in hand, would have been further shocked today. But no…

Cooper Lake in Woodstock (photo by Dion Ogust)

The quiet invasion

DEC adds 126 species to banned list; PRISM looks for citizen science volunteers Pollution, overdevelopment, climate change…the list of degradations to the environment is extensive, posing huge challenges. But perhaps the biggest threat…

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Historic House Tour to highlight Lattintown, Milton and Marlboro gems

The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) will feature the Marlborough region on its fifth annual Historic House Tour next Saturday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Houses on the Land: The…

Outside of the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center in Hyde Park,  Kliment Halsband Architects (photo by Dion Ogust)

FDR’s Hyde Park hive on the Hudson

The National Park Service – the legacy initiated by that other Roosevelt, the one fondly called Teddy – is nearly a century old in its mission to preserve our country’s awesome natural landscapes…

Expect a hefty selection of material drawn from Dylan’s groundbreaking first electric album, Bringing It All Back Home, whose 50th anniversary is being celebrated this spring. The album’s iconic cover photograph (above), by Daniel Kramer, features Woodstock’s Sally Grossman, the wife of Dylan’s manager Albert Grossman, lounging in the background.

Dylan birthday concert to benefit Family of Woodstock

It’s most appropriate that Family of Woodstock’s Crisis Hotline and John Herald Fund should be the beneficiaries of the Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration concert, to be hosted this Sunday evening by the Bearsville…

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Art history/wine-tasting tour with painter Kevin Cook in New Paltz

Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will host an art history tour with painter Kevin Cook, accompanied by a wine-tasting by the Millbrook Winery, on Saturday, May 23 at 4:30 p.m. The tour and tasting…

The late Ludwig Montesa. Ludwig’s main passion, beyond being friends with everyone, was the karaoke performance of show tunes and torch songs: a practice that he had begun at the New Paltz open mics of the ’90s and that he continued up until his death at the age of 34 in April of 2013.

Downtown New Paltz celebrates Ludwig Day

Two years after the untimely passing of the “patron saint” and the “unofficial ambassador” of New Paltz, Ludwig Montesa, the day that bears his name continues to be recognized in the village and…

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