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Franklin D. Roosevelt gives the first broadcast from his study in the FDR Library on Labor Day in 1941 declaring ,"We shall do everything in our power to crush Hitler and his Nazi forces." (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum)

FDR Library in Hyde Park turns 75

When construction began back in 1939 on America’s first Presidential Library, our nation and our president were still resisting involvement in the conflicts raging in Europe and Southeast Asia. But for America and…

Talise Trevigne as Iris in the Bard SummerScape Production of Iris | Photo by Todd Norwood

SummerScape launches seven weeks of Puccini

Among the most anticipated summer pleasures of the mid-Hudson Valley is Bard SummerScape, which uses a celebration of a different particular classical composer each year as an excuse to unlock a treasure chest…

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Kids’ Almanac (June 30-July 7)

“Perseverance and Spirit have done Wonders in all ages.” – President George Washington   Revolt with the Huguenots, stalk some butterflies, watch fire-eaters at play, get a vegan tattoo   Kudos: Ulster County…

On the Rondout in Kingston by the restaurant Ole Savannah (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Saturday is Hudson River Day in Kingston

Does the arrival of sultry summer weather make you dream of getaways to charming harbor towns where you can stroll the waterfront, enjoy the breeze and watch the boats go by? When you…

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Kids’ Almanac (June 23-30)

Go fish for free, design a cookie, ride a steamboat or dig for diamonds   “I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a…

Father-daughter duo Kenny and Renee Darmstadt (pictured above) transformed the space above their Midtown Kingston business,  Darmstadt Overhead Doors, into Cornell Street Studios, an artist gallery and a one-stop shop for everything from food and fitness to boutique shopping. (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Retro Rally at Kenny & Renee Darmstadt’s eclectic Cornell Street Studios in Kingston

They’re not what you’d expect of an industrial-looking space above a garage-door business, but the bright and roomy Cornell Street Studios are just what Renee Darmstadt and her father, Kenny, always hoped them to be – better, even. In 2007, Kenny…

A Juneteenth day celebration in Texas in 1900 (Austin History Center | Austin Public Library)

Kingston to celebrate the state holiday of Juneteenth

It took two-and-a-half years after Abraham Lincoln’s issuance on January 1, 1863 of the Emancipation Proclamation for the last of America’s slaves to get the word that they had been freed. It wasn’t…

(Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Beer, Bourbon & Bacon Festival in Rhinebeck

What is this mysterious, iconic connection between geeks and bacon? Go to a website like ThinkGeek! that markets products to proudly self-identified geeks – science and IT geeks in particular – and you’ll…

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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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