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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…

Sean Marrinan and Devin Doyle in scene from End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer, to be performed at the Byrdcliffe Theater in Woodstock.

End Days at Byrdcliffe Theater

End Days, written by Deborah Zoe Laufer, has been called “rapturously funny” and “uplifting, warm, wonderful” and “poignantly redemptive” by critics from Manalapan, Florida to Bangor, Maine to Halberstadt, Germany. They even raved in…

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Trash Fest in Marbletown

What does it mean to be a “solid waste management activist”? Ask Margot Becker, who describes herself as a writer, collage artist and former dancer who envisions a world where there’s no such…

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Stephen Jenkinson’s “Die Wise” workshop & Griefwalker in Kingston

Upon finding himself in the presence of dying people – this as head of a counseling team in a palliative care program – Stephen Jenkinson, Canadian teacher/farmer/storyteller/canoe-builder, witnessed the dilemma of our contemporary…

An assortment of cheeses from Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions on Warren Street in Hudson  (photo by Annie Schlechter)

Inaugural Hudson Valley Cider & Cheese Tasting at Basilica Hudson

Basilica Hudson is all about cider and cheese as the non-profit multidisciplinary arts center collaborates with Glynwood, an agricultural nonprofit organization based in Cold Spring, to present the inaugural Hudson Valley Cider & Cheese Tasting…

Gayle Grunwald poses for a photo in the Widow Jane Mine. She is wearing a lab coat from A.J. Snyder II’s cement laboratory. (Lauren Thomas | Almanac Weekly)

Learn about Rosendale cement at Riverport Wooden Boat School

Have you ever wondered about those caves in Rosendale – the ones that give off chilled air when you drive by, as if from an invisible air conditioner? Century House Historical Society trustee…

Tiny house by Berkshire Shepherd Huts

Tiny Houses featured at Art & Crafts Fair in New Paltz

The Woodstock-New Paltz Art and Crafts Fair at the Ulster County Fairgrounds this weekend will house the work of 200 juried artists and craftspeople. Since its first show in 1982, Quail Hollow Events…

(Photo by Melissa Tyler)

Emerson Resort & Spa unveils renovation

When Ralph Waldo Emerson described the relationship between the human soul and the surrounding world by declaring, “Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul,” he might not have imagined…

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