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Kids’ Almanac (July 2-9)

“To make living itself an art, that is the goal.” – Henry Miller   BioBlast at Kingston Point At first, a BioBlast sounded to me like some sort of unlocked achievement in my…

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Jazz sax great Jane Ira Bloom plays Marlboro’s Falcon

Soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom brings her quartet to the Falcon in Marlboro on Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. It is hard to believe that many hot concerns in the world of…

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“The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015” is open at the Dorsky Museum in New Paltz

Photos by Lauren Thomas   For people who think visually, the old bromide that “One picture is worth a thousand words” is a given. But the verbal and visual arts are by no…

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A compendium of Hudson Valley fireworks & patriotic festivities

Here’s a list of fireworks to help plan your Independence festivities; please call to confirm.   Ulster County Fourth of July Fireworks & Celebration in Kingston, 6-11 p.m. Parking & shuttles available to…

The Beacon Riverfest bill this year includes the Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars, Gato Loco and the M. Shanghai String Band, as well as Kingston’s Shana Falana, New Paltz’s Breakfast in Fur and What Moon Things, Tracy Bonham (above) and Simi Stone.

Beacon Riverfest this Sunday

The Beacon Music Factory once again presents the Beacon Riverfest, a riverside festival of activities and food with an especially fine and diverse lineup of musical performers. This year is heavy both on…

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Ryan E. Cronin Gallery opens in New Paltz

The New Paltz painter Ryan Cronin works with large canvases, bold, culturally resonant shapes and brash colors: a style that guns for and routinely achieves the status of the iconic and populist in…

Ann and Larry Cihanek of Green Goats Farm in Rhinebeck keep goats for another reason: They rent their animals out literally to mow down property that’s overgrown with pernicious plants and to clear terrain that is impossible to mow, like steep hillsides. (photo by Ann Hutton)

Green Goats rebuilds its herd

Their eyes are otherworldly. Their individual demeanors lean toward the abrupt and comical, with shades of lethargy and boredom when just standing around. Their babies might be the cutest creatures on the planet…

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Ulster County Historical Society marks Founders’ Day at Bevier House in Marbletown

Some of us round the curve on State Route 209 south of Hurley twice a day, on our way to Kingston and home again. We might glance now and then at the stalwart…

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Train plays Bethel Woods this Friday

San Francisco-based Adult Alternative megastars Train’s latest release Bulletproof Picasso  (2014, Columbia) is a big old serving of larger-than-life, anthemic production rock shot all the way to the moon by singer Pat Monahan’s…

Photo of Bevier-Elting House  courtesy of Historic Huguenot Street

Day-camping with the Muse: Sign up now for the Hudson Valley Writing Project

“Write what you know,” aspiring writers are routinely exhorted. But that can be paralyzing advice for a young person whose knowledge of the world derives largely from the Internet. The Muse doesn’t dwell…

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