American Ballet Theatre dancers Hee Seo, Cory Stearns and Joseph Gorak in rehearsal before filming for “American Masters – American Ballet Theatre: A History” at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli, N.Y., 2013. (photo by George Seminara)

Tivoli’s Kaatsbaan featured in Ric Burns’ American Ballet Theatre documentary

The Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli is renowned within the dance world as a place where companies and choreographers can create new works and rehearse them in a bucolic setting with space…


Dancing and moonshine to help Woodstock School of Art

Kate McGloughlin working with artists in the WSA printmaking studio Photos by Dion Ogust   Incorporated in 1981, the Woodstock School of Art (WSA) is marking its 35th anniversary, and it has a…

Moira Shearer in the Powell and Pressburger classic The Red Shoes

Powell & Pressburger masterpiece The Red Shoes on the big screen in Rosendale

There’s absolutely nothing like a Powell/Pressburger film, which always started with an arrow hitting its target, just as all their great works did – especially the voluptuously beautiful and deeply memorable The Red…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Octagonal library turns 150 as Red Hook celebrates Apple Blossom Day

Orchards in full bloom are one of the cheeriest signs of spring in the Hudson Valley, and this Saturday, May 9, is officially designated Apple Blossom Day in Red Hook. From 10 a.m….

Portia Munson, Cedar Wax Wing, 2011, pigmented ink on rag paper, 17 X 21 in. (43.18 X 53.34 cm): Edition 1 of 5

Portia Munson show opens on Saturday in Saugerties

At first, Catskill-based Portia Munson was known for the art that she showed elsewhere: great piles of pink plastic detritus and other installations that made her a national and then international cultural force…

Gil Gutierrez

Gil Gutierrez performs at Opus 40 on Saturday

Among other distinctions, Mexican guitar virtuoso Gil Gutierrez can claim to have been discovered, for American purposes, by Doc Severinsen when the famous trumpeter and Tonight Show bandleader was on vacation in San Miguel…

(Illustration by Will Lytle)

Turtle Day this Saturday, stargazing next Friday in Gardiner

Those of us who are mourning the recent death of Sir Terry Pratchett have no difficulty associating stars with shelled reptiles, since the great British humorist/fantasy author set his imaginary planet of Discworld…

Esopus Meadows Preserve (photo by Robert Rodriguez, Jr. | Scenic Hudson)

Volunteers needed for this Saturday’s Riverkeeper Sweep

Still got some cabin fever to shake off (or superfluous poundage to lose) after a long, cold, snowy, classic Northeast winter? Besides opportunities for exercise, more outdoorsy weather also means that it’s time…

Battle Ave (photo by Anjali Bermain)

Battle Ave launches new LP at BSP on Friday

A swarm of mostly Brooklyn-headquartered virtual press has gathered around Battle Ave’s second record, Year of Nod (2015, Seagreen Records). Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Impose and others have previewed its singles, told its story and…

Aubrey Haddard of Breakfast for the Boys (photo by Snappy Jeff)

Breakfast for the Boys launches new LP at Snug’s in New Paltz

At first exposure, New Paltz’s Breakfast for the Boys might appear to be a fairly typical, if highly skilled and impassioned, original funk, soul and blues project. Catch a few shows, however, and…

Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly © 2015 All Rights Reserved

An Ulster Publishing publication