(Photo by Lauren Thomas)

Hudson Valley Chalk Festival returns to New Paltz

The third annual Hudson Valley Chalk Festival returns to New Paltz Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20. More than 21 professional artists who specialize in creating street chalk art will travel from…

The Hudson Valley Chalk Festival takes place in New Paltz from 9:30 a.m. until dusk on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 18 through 20. (photo by Lauren Thomas)

Kids’ Almanac (July 17-24)

“Did you know that ocean waves arrive every eight seconds, on average, and generally match the speed of cars in moderate traffic?” – Bob Berman, astronomer   Chess at Kingston & New Paltz…

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The Dude abides in Rhinebeck

Ah, the Dude. Who ever would have thought that Jeff Lebowski, as played by Jeff Bridges, would be a cult movie hero – bathrobe, bowling passion, White Russians and all? But screening parties…

Cornelius Eady (photo by Chip Cooper)

Sarah Micklem, Cornelius Eady & Rough Magic in Kingston

Kingston’s Spoken Word will host a mix of talent and entertainment this weekend when poet/playwright Cornelius Eady takes the stage with his literary band Rough Magic and his wife, fantasy novelist Sarah Micklem….

Composer Christian Wolff with score

Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival opens with ICE

Situated in the Catskill Mountains between Woodstock and Phoenicia, Mount Tremper Arts (MTA) is an artist-run multidisciplinary arts center that supports contemporary artists in the creation and presentation of new works of art….

Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton & Doobie Brothers at Bethel Woods

Peter Frampton was solidly in the rock-star conversation even before Frampton Comes Alive catapulted him to an unsustainable megastardom: the kind of exposure from which there is no easy return and no gentle…

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 11 through 13 at 5 p.m., you can watch talented actors from 7 to 12 years of age perform Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Little Globe Outdoor Stage in West Shokan. (photo by Dion Ogust)

Kids’ Almanac (July 10-17)

“One of summer’s small pleasures: very few socks to deal with.” – Jessica Iaia, owner, Half Moon Books   Dutchess Outreach soup kitchen needs volunteers I wish I could say that soup kitchens…

Vladimir Feltsman

Vladimir Feltsman & 20 years of PianoSummer

For three weeks in July, gifted young musicians from all over the world will be coming to SUNY-New Paltz to study at the PianoSummer Institute. The public will have an opportunity to attend…

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Hudson Project: 85 bands, thousands of music fans in Saugerties

Twenty years after Woodstock ’94, the fields of Winston Farm in Saugerties will once again come alive with the sound of music, July 11-13. The Hudson Project Music & Arts Festival will include…

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Get ready for the Hudson Project festival in Saugerties

  The music festival as we know it today has its roots in the Hudson Valley. And while the producers of the Hudson Project, which comes to Winston Farm in Saugerties from July…

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