(Wawarsing Historical Society & Knife Museum)

Wawarsing Historical Society & Knife Museum in Napanoch

The first room in the building is full of artifacts and tchotchkes and documents and odds-and-ends and practical items presumably of use at one time – all from past eras. There are tools…

(Ricketyus)

Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Wouldn’t you like to ride in a beautiful balloon? Or if you’re not that adventurous, stand on solid ground and watch one – or 100 – silently glide up, up and away? You’re…

(Juan Manuel Alvarez-Ossa)

Juan Manuel Alvarez-Ossa exhibition at The Lofts in Beacon

When asked about the translation of artwork influenced by the atmospheres of Paris and Zurich to the sensibilities of viewers in Beacon, New York, this artist, Juan Manuel Alvarez-Ossa, who was born in…

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Antique Car Show at Poughkeepsie’s Locust Grove this Sunday

When you hear “car show,” you probably picture a hot parking lot or an empty field with rows of vehicles on display. At Locust Grove, the 1851 villa built by Samuel F. B. Morse…

Jaipur Sunrise  (Mary Anne Erickson)

Photographic impressions of India in Kingston

When the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream presented itself, local artist Mary Anne Erickson grabbed it – not only to satisfy her soul and “fill the creative well,” as Julia Cameron suggests,…

Franklin D. Roosevelt gives the first broadcast from his study in the FDR Library on Labor Day in 1941 declaring ,"We shall do everything in our power to crush Hitler and his Nazi forces." (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum)

FDR Library in Hyde Park turns 75

When construction began back in 1939 on America’s first Presidential Library, our nation and our president were still resisting involvement in the conflicts raging in Europe and Southeast Asia. But for America and…

In Dutchess County, visitors can explore Dappled Berms, the garden of Scott VanderHamm. Situated on a one-acre property within a 1950s (IBM-era) suburban community, the garden includes a collection of more than 105 different hosta cultivars. VanderHamm will host a pop-up plant sale in conjunction with Adams Fairacre Farms, including some of the same plants grown at Dappled Berms.

Garden Conservancy Open Days this Saturday

The Garden Conservancy Open Days program was created in 1995 as a means of introducing the public to gardening, by providing easy access to outstanding examples of design and horticultural practice and proving…

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Wholistic hops

Arrowood Farms Brewery and Tasting Room, located in the pastoral hills of Accord, is celebrating its recent certification as one of the few organic farm-breweries in the state. It is operated under the notion…

Dancers rehearsing Fantasque (photo by Stephanie Berger)

Free sneak peek of Fantasque, puppet/dance piece, in Kingston

“If we can surprise ourselves then there’s already a sense of magic happening,” says Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award-winner John Heginbotham. He’s referring to Fantasque, a new commission for dance and puppetry that marks…

The 60-acre Thorn Preserve in Woodstock will host an E.O. Wilson-inspired BioBlitz  this Friday and Saturday, pairing scientists with volunteer citizen scientists as they attempt to identify and document the site's diverse array of flora and fauna. Call (845) 679-9629 or email gkasher@gmail.com to volunteer. (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

The game of life: E.O. Wilson-inspired BioBlitz in Woodstock

“There is no better high than discovery.” – E.O. Wilson Citizen science comes to Woodstock this weekend with the second annual BioBlitz at the Thorn Preserve on John Joy Road. The two-day biodiversity…

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