Esopus Meadows Preserve (photo by Robert Rodriguez)

Kids’ Almanac (September 4-11)

“One may turn the handle, open the door and pass through into a larger life space.” – Robert Fulghum   Hire a student via new SUNY-New Paltz webpage Don’t you wish that you…

Blue Barn by Mitchell Saler

Fall for Art in Kingston

Three local art students, winners of last spring’s Emerging Artists of the Hudson Valley Competition, will have their works spotlighted at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston on Thursday, September 4, as the…

Irish author, playwright and satellite radio host Larry Kirwan (above) playing with his band Black 47. The group was formed in 1989, and it takes its name from a traditional term for the summer of 1847, the worst year of the Great Irish Famine.

Ambassador & Black 47 headline Hooley on the Hudson

The Ulster County chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) will once again sponsor the Hooley on the Hudson in Kingston – a family-friendly festival celebrating all things Irish – on Sunday,…

The Wall Street Jazz Festival co-founders John Bilotti and Peggy Stern (above) are determined to keep the festival accessible and grassroots, elegant in its presentation and free.

Wall Street Jazz Festival in Kingston

The Wall Street Jazz Festival began in 2004 when John Bilotti and Peggy Stern were attending a jazz festival and noticed a conspicuous absence of women in the lineup. “What’s wrong with this…

Still from I Need My Monster

Woodstock Museum Film Festival this weekend

As summer winds down, a mid-Hudson culture vulture’s thoughts turn to the wonders that await us in the fall. High on that list is the Woodstock Film Festival (WFF), October 15-19. With its…

The Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz

Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair

Labor Day weekend means that it’s time once again for the Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair, which has bookended the summer season at the Ulster County Fairgrounds for more than three decades….

Museum Village in Monroe will host its annual Civil War Weekend on Saturday, August 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Museum Village)

Kids’ Almanac (Aug. 28-Sept. 5)

“You will find that it is necessary to let things go, simply for the reason that they are heavy.” – C. Joybell C.   Earn your Esopus Explorers’ badge at Sleightsburg Spit Do…

Gayle Beatty-wide

Bigfoot Researchers of the Hudson Valley

Imagine that you’re walking in the woods when suddenly you’re overcome by a skunky, sewery smell. Could it be your companion? Or could it be…Bigfoot? The legendary creature might not be your first…

Photo of The Other Mozart by Charlotte Dobre

Kingston Festival of the Arts

Baritone Kerry Henderson co-founded the successful Phoenicia International Festival of the Arts with Maria Todaro and Louis Otey in 2010, and he has since turned his attention to Kingston. Last August, Henderson and…

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater co-founder Patrick Wadden preparing for this weekend’s Esopus Creek Puppet Suite in Saugerties

Esopus Creek Puppet Suite in Saugerties

I’m interested in finding the universal in the particular,” says Patrick Wadden, co-founder of Saugerties-based Arm-of-the-Sea Theater. “For many years, a lot of our shows were very symbolic, abstract kind of things; that’s…

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