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Kids’ Almanac: Egg hunts & The Easter Bunny Express

  “Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.” – Ellis Peters   Interesting egg hunts Here’s my round-up of interesting egg hunts for you and your crew. Remember your baskets, and…

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Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Mar 24-Apr 2)

Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events. The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on…

Adir L. C. (photo by Christopher Daly)

Adir L. C. releases Oceanside Cities & performs at BSP

In 2012, Fairweather Friends – a large, ragtag New Paltz musical collective led by songwriter/guitarist Adir L. C. and drummer Jed Kosiner (Whispering Olympians, Snow Bear) – released These Years on the Boat….


Video: Amorous amphibians party all night in New Paltz vernal pool

Each spring after the first good rainfall, legions of amphibians make their way to vernal pools to mate. This year, with the lack of any snowmelt to speak of, the water levels were…


SNL veteran Denny Dillon teaches improv at Kingston’s Old Dutch Church

You’ve probably walked away from a conversation and immediately thought of all the things that you could have said to make your point, and in the process, maybe even presented yourself more effectively…


The Crucible meets The Exorcist in The Witch

Being an unabashed Wiccan sympathizer whose 1980s handfasting (Pagan wedding) ceremony was officiated by Drawing down the Moon author Margot Adler herself, this reviewer has scant patience for the way that witches are…

(Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

How the Moon ties into Easter and Passover

Unlike today’s city folk, for whom moonlight is charming but useless, in the pre-electric centuries the Moon was vital. Although moonlight is 450,000 times less bright than sunlight, it adequately lights up paths…

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HVP performs Borealis with Northern Lights projections at Bardavon

Canadian composer John Estacio had a startling experience when he moved to the city of Edmonton. It was “the first time ever I experienced the glorious spectacle of the Aurora Borealis. Up until that…

Keiko Sono in her studio (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

“Shimmering Substance” exhibition in Woodstock

“Shimmering Substance: Selections from Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grantees of the Hudson Valley” is currently on view at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock. The participating artists – Tricia Cline, Mary Frank, Elliot…

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf to play UPAC

The Bardavon presents classic rock legend Meat Loaf at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston on Monday, March 21 at 8 p.m. It is a rare chance to see one of…

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