(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Kids’ Almanac (Mar. 5-12)

“Spring forward, fall back.” – Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8   Stop by Sissy’s Café in Kingston Uptown Kingston hosts a variety of delicious eateries, and my family’s…


Frida’s Bakery & Cafe in Milton

It’s always a good sign when a café makes its own bread and pastries. At the recently opened Frida’s Bakery & Café in Milton, those duties are divided between “Dave-the-Baker” Meltzer, who comes…


Kingston’s Shamrock runners attempt Guinness World Record for largest kilt race

What is flat, fast and always first-class? The annual Shamrock Run, a two-mile “fun run” through Kingston, will once again usher in spring (we hope) on Sunday, March 15. Set to start at…


Chefs featured in Organic collaborate on farm-to-table benefit for Farm On!

(Portraits by Francesco Mastalia) Francesco Mastalia’s new book Organic: Farmers and Chefs of the Hudson Valley is first and foremost an art book of photographs printed on museum-quality paper and bound in cloth….

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Kids’ Almanac (Feb. 26-Mar. 5)

  “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland Archery roundup Not having practiced archery since tenth grade, I wasn’t sure what to expect when Dave Beck at Bowdoin…

Patsy Ferran and with Arthur Darvill in Treasure Island. (photo by Johann Persson)

National Theatre Live’s Treasure Island screened in Rosendale

Though mainly famed as the wellspring of familiar tropes of the ever-popular pirate adventure genre, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is also remarkable in its portrayal of a terrific morally ambiguous villain –…

Kate Pierson

Kate Pierson at BSP in Kingston on Tuesday

Kate Pierson has one of those voices that you recognize instantly. She’s best-known as a trilling and occasionally soloing member of the B-52s, but has also graced other memorable songs including Iggy Pop’s…


Quarterbacks release new CD at Team Love RavenHouse in New Paltz

Quarterbacks, the eponymous 19-song debut by this vibrant New Paltz trio, has one foot lodged in the great tradition of ’90s indie rock: the seminal indie of Pavement, Guided by Voices, Sebadoh, Archers…


Snow Bear plays Snug’s in New Paltz

A few years ago, if your band booked a bar gig in New Paltz and was surprised to find a small turnout and very little of the in-and-out foot traffic that characterizes New…

Acclaimed mixologist and restaurateur Greg Seider will demonstrate his liquid wizardry at Bluecashew in Rhinebeck on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 2-5 p.m. Seider will also talk about his new book Alchemy in a Glass: The Essential Guide to Handcrafted Cocktails. (photo by Noah Fecks)

Master mixologist’s drink demo & book-signing in Rhinebeck

Remember when being an oenophile was perceived as the height of sophistication, while beer-drinkers were thought of as pot-bellied rednecks sitting in their undershirts in front of a game on the tube? Well,…

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