Events
(Dutchess Hops)

Hoptember Harvestfest at Dutchess Hops

Late summer/early fall is hop harvest season, and more of us would have known that already back in the 19th century, when New York State was America’s leading producer by far of the…

Composer William Basinski (photo by James Elaine)

William Basinski headlines Olana’s Groundswell

The paths of Olana will pulsate with music on Saturday when the Groundswell festival returns to the State Historic Site. Groundswell was conceived in 2013 by Paul Miller, a trip-hop musician going by…

(Courtesy of Mass Appeal)

Burning of Kingston graffiti art competition

In the beginning, there was no distinction between graffiti and “real art.” So far as we know, a handprint silhouetted on a Neolithic cave wall by blowing red ochre dust against it was…

Jolie Holland (photo by Scott Irvine)

Jolie Holland plays Tin Roof Sessions in New Paltz

From the beginning, Tin Roof Sessions in New Paltz have brought in some surprisingly big names, given the dollhouse dimensions of the lovely, converted-garage performance space. They’ve booked a slew of bands and…

Locust Lawn in New Paltz

Kids’ Almanac (September 11-18)

“Make use of every moment and nurture it with affection, tenderness, beauty, creativity and laughter.” – Deepak Chopra   Kid-friendly events remembering 9/11 September 11: The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum unveils a new sculpture…

Basilica Hudson (photo by Matt Charland)

Basilica Hudson hosts Soundscape festival

The Basilica Soundscape festival will return for the fourth year to Basilica Hudson, a one-time glue factory and rail foundry that now hosts live music, art shows and film screenings. Soundscape will feature…

(Photo by Jen May)

New York State Craft Beer Experience in Rhinebeck

Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck used to host an annual BeerFest, with unlimited admission; and although it proved popular, chef/owner Josh Kroner wasn’t satisfied with how the event played out. “At BeerFest, brewers poured…

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Robert Hite’s Imagined Histories at Clermont

Though he started out as an abstract landscape painter, Esopus resident Robert Hite always carried in his mind’s eye the strong impressions of his boyhood rambles through the fields of rural Virginia, dotted…

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Hudson River Valley Ramble starts this weekend

The Hudson River Valley Ramble celebrates the trails, the river and the historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area. That spans quite a broad geographic area:…

(Hudson Valley Food & Wine Fest)

Hudson Valley Food & Wine Fest in Rhinebeck

Summer vacation may be over for most, but harvest time is just getting into full swing. And this weekend, you can sample the season’s bounty to your heart’s content at the Dutchess County…

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