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Kids’ Almanac (June 16-23)

Build a birdhouse with your dad or camp overnight at a nature center “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing and the…

On Saturday, June 13, following the city of Hudson’s annual Flag Day parade, amusements and massive fireworks display in the Basilica Hudson’s parking lot, Basilica Hudson will host a benefit dance party

(Freak) Flag Day in Hudson includes fireworks & dance party

Between zombie fests, Beltanes, garlic and all manner of celebrations of difference in our environs, the mid-Hudson Valley knows a thing or two about the outre, the fringe and occasionally the freakish. Conceived…

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Mysteryland USA at Bethel Woods

Mysteryland, one of the world’s biggest festivals of the electronic arts, routinely draws upwards of half a million people at its European events. It doesn’t fare that poorly at the Bethel Woods Center…

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Kids’ Almanac (June 9-16)

“Each moment is just what it is. It might be the only moment of our life; it might be the only strawberry we’ll ever eat.” ~ Pema Chodron   Friday, June 10 Teen…

Michael Franti & Spearhead performing at Mountain Jam 2015. (Joshua Timmermans | Mountain Jam Festival)

Beck and Wilco headline Mountain Jam at Hunter

Has it really been 12 Mountain Jams already? In fact it has, and that makes the Hunter Mountain long binge weekend one of the granddaddies of the new-model, cross-genre music festival. Festivals have…

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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…

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Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck

People whose childhoods happened before the age of the Internet often have fond memories of transforming a big fat Sears or Montgomery Ward Christmas catalogue into a personal wish book, inscribing their initials…

(Photo by Torbakhopper)

A new gender/sexuality lexicon

It’s no secret that the Hudson Valley – and in particular, Ulster County – is a community that is largely inclusive of LGBTQ persons. The Valley is home to multiple pride festivals and…

(Lauren Thomas | Almanac Weekly)

Kids’ Almanac: Track a turtle, touch a truck & ride the Ridge

Stalk a turtle, touch a truck, ride the Ridge or plant a tree “Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” – Pablo Neruda  …

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