The public is invited to bring their treasures to this April 7 event in New Paltz and have local experts identify and value their items, for a suggested donation of $5 each. (Photo by Andrew Campbell)

Antiques Roadshow-style appraisal event to benefit newly formed New Paltz Historical Society

If the phrase “New Paltz Historical Society” gets you thinking that it’s the former name for Historic Huguenot Street, before that entity rebranded itself, you wouldn’t be alone. Even a Google search tends…

Ben Affleck (left) as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Men in tights get in fights: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Sometimes it’s best to go with your gut. Having found Zack Snyder’s 2013 intro to the DC Comics cinematic universe, Man of Steel, quite disappointing, I wasn’t planning to take in any sequels….


Bardavon & UPAC to simultaneously screen Met’s Madama Butterfly

Usually, when the Bardavon presents one of its very popular opera screenings from The Met: Live in HD, it’s shown at one or the other of the two sister theaters – more often…

Jessica Rosenkranz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, a/k/a Nervous System (above), will discuss their wearable and non-wearable products based on nature’s growth patterns on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. in SUNY-New Paltz's Lecture Center 100.

SUNY-New Paltz’s Design Week to spotlight collaborations between engineering & the arts

Already well known for both the excellence of its School of Fine & Performing Arts (whose world-class metalworking program was the first American institute ever invited to exhibit at Munich’s International Design Museum)…

Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman) and Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) in Walt Disney Studio's Zootopia

Zootopia is fun, thoughtful kiddie fare that won’t bore grownups

Hollywood studios aren’t stupid. They know that during elementary schools’ Easter break, parents all over America are looking for ways to keep the kids busy. So this is always a good time of…


The Crucible meets The Exorcist in The Witch

Being an unabashed Wiccan sympathizer whose 1980s handfasting (Pagan wedding) ceremony was officiated by Drawing down the Moon author Margot Adler herself, this reviewer has scant patience for the way that witches are…

Scene from Mia Madre featuring John Turturro.

Free members’ screening of Moretti’s Mia Madre at Upstate Films Rhinebeck

Mia Madre (2015), the latest film by Palme D’Or-winning Italian director Nanni Moretti (The Son’s Room, Dear Diary, We Have a Pope), had its New York City premiere at the New York Film…


Don’t frack with America: The unofficial premiere of Dear President Obama

When Jon Bowermaster’s Oceans 8 Films released the documentary Dear Governor Cuomo in 2012, its aim was to raise public consciousness about the dangers of hydrofracking, drawing on the scary experiences of our…


Thomas Cole’s studio, demolished 40 years ago, is coming back to life

After a long campaign of research, fundraising and construction, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill is nearly ready to unveil its new “New Studio,” an on-site replica of the Italianate building…

The Tasting Menu will consist of eight short plays with one important thing in common: Each incorporates a delectable dish that will then be offered on a tasting menu at a special post-performance reception at the CIA in Hyde Park. (photo by Jen Kiaba)

Ten-Minute Play Festival (with tasty treats) at the CIA in Hyde Park

Poughkeepsie’s Half Moon Theatre has been curating an annual short play festival for the past five years, and the sixth – coming up this weekend – is thematically organized to reflect the stage…

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