Events
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Zombie Crawl in Saugerties

If they were still in their graves, zombies would be rolling over, confused by the kerfuffle caused by Saugerties’ popular annual event. Here’s the situation as it stands at presstime: There will be…

Lacey Schwartz

WFF features Little White Lie by Woodstock-raised filmmaker

As the commercial mainstream movie market sinks ever further into escapism and fantasy, there are fewer venues for the contemplative soul who prefers a film that embraces reality. So when the 15th annual…

Olana (photo by Dion Ogust)

Paint-out at Olana

The Columbia County Council on the Arts (CCCA) and the Olana Partnership will host the third annual en plein air event, “Creating Landscapes within the Landscape,” held at the Olana State Historic Site…

Lake Cole at Frost Valley

Kids’ Almanac (October 16-23)

“Thinking of buying an orange flat sheet, throwing it on top of the laundry peak and going with the Great Pumpkin theme for the remainder of the season, with the option to extend…

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Sassy, star-powered & socially responsible: 15th annual Woodstock Film Festival

Those Fiercely Independent folks are back, and if you move fast you can still get a piece of the onscreen action. Yes, this week marks the return of the Woodstock Film Festival (WFF)…

Valley Uprising co-director Nick Rosen working in Yosemite (photo by courtesy of Sender Films)

New Paltz Climbing Film Festival

“There’s a fine line between boldness and stupidity.” So says one veteran climber in the trailer for Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution, the centerpiece of the 2014 Reel Rock Film Tour, which…

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The changing face of classical music in the Hudson Valley

  When I came to the Hudson Valley four decades ago, there was not very much classical music in the area. Maverick Concerts had been in existence for more than half a century,…

And the Whale Carried Us by Rachel Blumberg

Exhibition by artist/drummer Rachel Blumberg in New Paltz

Team Love RavenHouse Gallery, located in downtown New Paltz, doesn’t just show art; it also presents musical performances and sponsors community forums. For example, in conjunction with its last exhibit, Andrea Frank’s “Systems:…

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O+ Festival in Uptown Kingston

  Revisiting its original video trailer/teaser, I am reminded that Kingston’s innovative O+ Festival, now flourishing in its fifth year and celebrated far beyond our regional borders, was originally conceived as something stopgap…

David Sedaris

David Sedaris at Bardavon

Nearly all of us can cite fortuitous media moments when we witnessed history as it happened. It was my good fortune to be listening to Morning Edition on December 23, 1992, when National…

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