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Kids’ Almanac (Aug. 14-21)

“Ninety percent of success is achieved by knowing you have something incredible to offer and having tenacious persistence.” – Jesse Saperstein, best-selling author and autism/anti-bullying advocate   Get in the swim! Now that…

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Head “back to the field” for 45th anniversary screening

This August marks the 45th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair that kicked off on August 15, 1969. To celebrate, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is inviting guests to…

The Upper Landing Park Community Celebration on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Poughkeepsie will include music, food and family-friendly entertainment and activities. The free public event is being offered to thank the Poughkeepsie community for its support in the development of the new riverside park.

Free Family Day at new park in Poughkeepsie

The Upper Landing Park Community Celebration on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will include a rich array of family-friendly entertainment and activities. Music will be provided by the Spirit…

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Evening of Joni Mitchell songs at Bearsville

The confessional singer/songwriters of the ’70s took their clan name and their rulebook from the confessional poets of the ’50s and ’60s. But, like hipsters and grunge rockers, few confessional poets would ever…

Franz Schubert (Wilhelm August Rieder)

Bard Music Festival examines Schubert’s legacy

When the Bard Music Festival began 25 years ago, few would have predicted its duration and expansion. But Bard’s president Leon Botstein had big ambitions for his school and its music programs. Today,…

Arc Iris

Come into milady’s chamber

The word “chamber,” used as an adjective to describe music, has flipped, performed a complete 180 in its cluster of meanings. Originally, “chamber music” described a reduced scope and a relaxed formality by…

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Basilica Hudson rising

Melissa Auf der Maur & Tony Stone revivify old Hudson factory into thriving community/arts center Basilica Hudson, a 19th-century rail foundry and later glue factory near the City of Hudson’s bay, sat vacant…

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Brad Mehldau at Falcon in Marlboro

A living jazz legend, pianist Brad Mehldau’s appearances at the Falcon are becoming a regular thing. Because he is one of the greatest and least-predictable solo improvisers that the form has ever known,…

Carol Zaloom’s “Dragon Dance” (photo by Richard Edelman)

Saugerties Artists’ Studio Tour this weekend

Thirty-four artists who live and work in Saugerties will open their studios to visitors during the 12th annual Saugerties Artists’ Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10 from 10 a.m….

(Zoom Flume)

Kids’ Almanac (August 7-14)

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air’s salubrity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   Watery wonderlands: Zoom Flume & SplashDown Beach We’re lucky to have two dedicated water parks in…

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