Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby on Sunday

The Van Gogh-karts will roll once again on Sunday afternoon, August 14, at the 21st anniversary of the Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby. Sarah Bissonnette-Adler and Sarah Olivieri have taken over the reins from the…


Car shows in Saugerties & Mount Tremper on Saturday

As if free-ranging Pokémon weren’t enough of a perilous distraction to motorists these days, this coming weekend will bring a lot of head-turning antique and classic automobiles onto the roads of the Catskills….


Center for Symbolic Studies in Tillson hosts Midsummer Festival

Have you ever availed yourself of the myths and wonders of ancient Pagan traditions? Or come upon a mystery in nature that brings to mind archaic folklore and ballads? Are you curious about…


Caber capers

Part of the way in which the Irish Celts of old marked the beginning of the harvest season with the feast of Lughnasadh was to call a sacred truce and hold athletic contests…


Free Community Day celebration in Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie’s newest waterfront gathering place, Upper Landing Park, will host its third annual Community Day Celebration, this Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The Bardavon has pulled…

There will be six drum and bugle corps on Saturday from the Tri-State area competing in the March of Champions. The Excelsior, the Sunrisers and the White Sabers are all from New York; the Fusion Core and the Hawthorne Caballeros (pictured above) are from New Jersey and Connecticut’s entry is the Hurricanes. Three additional units will perform in exhibition: the Caballeros Alumni from New Jersey and two New York outfits, the 20th Century Limited and the Saints’ Brigade. (photo by Harlan Landes)

March of Champions drum & bugle corps face off in Kingston

Drum and bugle corps are successors to the military bugle and drum units that once served as signaling forces before the introduction of radio. Now drum and bugle corps perform in events like…

This year’s music lineup features 25 bands – not so much names you know as ones you may well know soon – for the Wassaic Project is curated with an eye toward tomorrow’s parties. Brooklyn’s (shown above) Phony Ppl’s retro futurism channels everyone from Stevie Wonder to the Roots; it is ultra-musical and very high-end stuff.

Wassaic Project Festival’s flurry of hip music, dance, film & art

Global funk and hybrid electro dance collectives, intelligent urban R & B that treads the line between pop and actionable cultural theory, theatrical groove bands, reverent and costumed retro and general high-production freakishness…

The Lumineers

Lumineers headline Speed of Sound fest at Dutchess Airport

Heartened by the success of last year’s one-day festival on the spacious plains of the Dutchess County Airport in Wappingers Falls, Radio Woodstock has re-upped for the Speed of Sound (SOS) Festival, this…

(Frank C. Bangs | Library of Congress)

Bard Music Festival puts the spotlight on Puccini

As the centerpiece of Bard’s incomparably rich SummerScape programming, “Giacomo Puccini and his World” continues the college’s annual ritual of focusing on the life, work, times and overall cultural/musical narrative of a single great composer….

The Festival runs from August 4 to 7 at various locales in Phoenicia, with “main stage” events at Phoenicia Park. (Dion Ogust | Almananc Weekly)

Catch 18 performances is four days at Phoenicia Festival of the Voice

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, “the little festival that could,” was founded in 2009 by a group of internationally active opera singers who happened to live in the little Catskill town…

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