Towne Crier hosts Elvis birthday tribute with Rex Fowler in Beacon

Rex Fowler of the renowned folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step will be celebrating Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday with a two-part show at the Towne Crier in Beacon on Thursday, January 8. The first part…


Gaelic language classes in Kingston & Red Hook

The wild inconsistency of its spelling standards makes learning English quite a challenge for non-native speakers as they try to “sound out” a written word. Romance languages like Spanish, by contrast, show a…

Great horned owl by Carol Zaloom (left) and barred owl by Peter Schoenberger | John Burroughs Natural History Society (right)

Burroughs Society leads Wallkill Valley Raptors outing

The Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson was right: “Birds of prey know they’re cool.” Though they get their living by tearing the flesh of smaller creatures with hooked beak and talon, there are…

Tommy Stinson (photo by Steven Cohen)

Tommy Stinson to headline Habitat for Humanity benefit at Club Helsinki

Tommy Stinson co-founded the legendary Minneapolis band the Replacements in the ’80s and would later tour the world with Guns ’n Roses and Soul Asylum. The bassist has called the Hudson area home…

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Michael Korda to speak about Robert E. Lee in Poughkeepsie

For the past two months, the Poughkeepsie Library District has been marking the sesquicentennial of America’s direst internal struggle by hosting a traveling exhibition titled “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a…


Kids’ Almanac (Jan. 1-8)

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou   Local kids make their New Year’s wishes & resolutions   “To drink less chocolate milk.”…


Write your way to a great New Year, Japanese style

The ancient Romans named the first month of the year after Janus, the two-faced god of beginnings, who gazes simultaneously backward and forward. We Westerners honor him, consciously or not, by peering into…

Amy McTear

Celebrating New Year’s Day with sound in New Paltz

Consider ringing in the New Year surrounded by sound: drums, flute, didgeridoo, symphonic gong, crystal singing bowls, guitar and bass. Add the spoken word, some songs and chants and the all-important ingredient: silence….


New Year’s Eve ball drop & festivities in Saugerties

Oh sure, you can go to New York City on New Year’s Eve and get claustrophobically corralled inside the barricades at Time Square along with a million other people to watch the Swarovski-crystal-laden…

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“Old-Fashioned Cirkus” New Year’s Eve in Kingston

Looking for something simultaneously festive and edgy to do to ring in the New Year, with a variety of entertainment within a walkable radius? Kingston’s Stockade District has the ticket for you. The…

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