Taste of Woodstock to benefit Woodstock Film Festival

(Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

(Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

A growing number of communities in the Hudson Valley host annual “Taste of” events under a variety of names, some of them long-established. Now in its fourth year, Taste of Woodstock may be younger than many, but it boasts a special raison d’etre: to raise funds to keep the not-for-profit Woodstock Film Festival (WFF) going. Proceeds from this year’s event will be dedicated to the capital campaign to refurbish the Film Center, which serves as a hub for both the WFF and the Hudson Valley Film Commission, which fosters filmmaking in our region by connecting movie production companies with local resources.

Your $50 ticket to this Wednesday, May 25 event entitles you to check in at 13 Rock City Road for a glass of wine beginning at 6 p.m., then stroll around town for the next three hours sampling the culinary diversity of Woodstock. Three favorite dining venues that aren’t within walking distance will have temporary outposts for the duration of the event: New World Home Cooking will be hosted by TBA, Bistro to Go by Loominus Handwovens and Cucina by Mirabai of Woodstock.

On the list of downtown eateries participating in Taste of Woodstock are Bread Alone, Catskill Mountain Pizza, the Garden Café, the Green Palate, Joshua’s Café, the Landau Grill, Mountain Gate Indian Restaurant, Oriole 9, Provisions Woodstock, Santa Fe Woodstock, Shindig, the Reservoir Inn, the Tea Shop of Woodstock, Woodstock Meats, Peace Love & Cupcakes and Yum Yum Noodle Bar. Wear comfortable walking shoes and burn off the calories that you’re ingesting as you nibble your way from restaurant to restaurant with a pampered palate, a guilt-free conscience and a big smile on your face. What fun! And then there are all those cool indie movies to look forward to, come autumn…

It’s all happening from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. To purchase tickets to Taste of Woodstock 2016, visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/events/tasteofwoodstock2016.php.

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