Festivals
Big Boy by Brandon Bultman

Kingston Sculpture Biennial

Look around. See anything new and different? Did you happen to notice the appearance of a 15-foot-tall, 3,500-pound metal rocking horse at the newly renovated Lace Mill factory on Cornell Street? Big Boy…

(Photo by Shaun Fisher)

Ulster County Fair in New Paltz, July 28- August 2

Just the smells – goats, hay and fried dough the dominant notes – are enough to trigger a lifetime of Ulster County Fair memories for this New Paltz boy. With its promenades and…

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Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice to feature Frederica von Stade, American music & several premieres

  When founders Maria Todaro, Louis Otey and Kerry Henderson first launched the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice in 2009 as a fundraising event to build a playground, they called it “Opera…

(Courtesy of Dutchess Dragon Race and Festival)

Dutchess Dragon Boat Race on Poughkeepsie waterfront

We all know that most dragons fly. Some, however, glide along the top of the water with great speed and accuracy, as if driven by an ancient necessity to appease the gods or…

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Ultimate Comic Book Trade Show & Expo at Civic Center in Poughkeepsie

The Ultimate Comic Book Trade Show and Expo at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie on July 25 and 26 will be taken over by comic book, sci-fi and fantasy enthusiasts of all ages for two…

(Photo by Lauren Thomas)

Rosendale Street Festival this weekend to feature six stages and 74 bands

The heart of the summer means that the Rosendale Street Festival is upon us: July 18 and 19 on Main Street in Rosendale. There will be plenty to eat and drink and buy,…

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Start your engines: Sawyer Motors Car Show in Saugerties

Photos by Will Dendis   Bob Siracusano says that he has always, as long as he can remember, been enamored with cars and hot rods. You know the type: a young guy who…

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Ukrainian Cultural Festival in the Gunks this weekend

The ninth annual Cultural Festival at the Soyuzivka Ukrainian Heritage Center takes place this weekend, July 10 through 12: a three-day zabava guaranteed to make you feel it. Nonstop music will be provided…

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Hip in the hills: Mount Tremper Summer Arts Festival

  Mount Tremper: Is there even a “there” there? Everyone I know from Mount Tremper (interesting folks, all) seems to live at least 15 miles from everyone else I know in Mount Tremper. But…

(Photo by Harry Pherson)

Eyes to the sky at the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Keep your eyes to the skies this weekend, when the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce launches its 25th annual Dutchess County Hot-Air Balloon Festival. The high-summer event runs from Friday through Sunday,…

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