Center for Photography at Woodstock moving to Kingston
After nearly four decades at 59 Tinker Street, the Center for Photography at Woodstock has announced that it is moving its operations to Kingston.
“The proud two-story building has served us magnificently, but we have unfortunately outgrown it with regard to square footage, as well as our future plans,” CPW said in a press release.
“We will therefore be moving operations to Midtown Kingston before the end of the year.”
CPW plans to take advantage of the area’s red-hot real estate market to sell the building, which has a rich history, having housed The Nook, then Cafe Espresso where Bob Dylan took residence on the second floor. Through the 1980s and 90s, the ground floor with its sunken patio reminiscent of a Parisian cafe, was home to the Tinker Street Cafe.
The asking price is $950,000 and a sale is currently under contract, according to sources.
“The building at 59 Tinker Street is an enduring symbol of the generosity and support we have received through the years from the Woodstock community, especially Doug James, and Colleen and Kathleen Kenyon, who were instrumental in securing this home for us. We will forever be grateful,” CPW said in its release.
“Direct support of artists and affordable workspaces are at the heart of our mission. To best serve our artists in today’s environment, we need more workspace, especially space that is versatile in nature.”
CPW said it looks forward to sharing more news about the move to Kingston and upcoming projects.
— Nick Henderson
The pancake breakfast is back
The Woodstock Fire Department Co. #3 will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, September 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Woodstock Fire Company #3, 4123 Route 212 in Lake Hill (approximately five miles west of the Woodstock Village Green.
The menu also includes eggs and sausage served with coffee and orange juice. Take-out is available. The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children under 14. Kids can get a tour of the firehouse and a free gift.
For additional information, call 16-359-1451.
Community Café for Woodstock Land Conservancy
The Woodstock Land Conservancy (WLC), a local land trust serving the eastern Catskills, seeks the community’s input in an online facilitated discussion known as a Community Café to help update its Vision 2025 Strategic Plan. Starting in 2019, WLC began its review process, which included sending out an online community questionnaire, receiving 125 responses. Additionally, Jeanne Brooks, a strategy consultant and local WLC supporter, conducted several focus-group interviews. With this input, WLC has drafted its updated Vision 2025 plan, reviewing its mission and vision goals.
On Sunday, September 19 from 1 to 4 p.m., we invite the community to join an online discussion of the updated Vision 2025 plan, following a brief presentation of it. Conversations will be facilitated in online breakout rooms, where participants will respond to several questions designed to prompt discussion. At the session’s end, all comments will be reported out from the breakout rooms and summarized. The moderator is Terry Antman, LCSW, a trained mediator who has co-facilitated the memorable Stone Soup series of discussions in Woodstock on topics of community concerns.
Register using the link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAof-yvqz8vHNDSLjTcZOnbw7WXg6QTUgaC.
Shorts Galore at Maverick Concert Hall
Actors & Writers returns to Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock on Saturday, September 18 at 6 p.m. with Shorts Galore, another hilarious evening of ten-minute plays written and read by its irrepressible writers and performers. Fully vaccinated Actors & Writers regulars taking part include Katherine Burger, Laura Shaine Cunningham, Mary Gallagher, Davis Hall, Mikhail Horowitz, Adam LeFevre, Hannah Munson, Nicole Quinn, Benny Rendell, David Smilow, Mark St. Germain, Joe White, Lori Wilner, and Shelley Wyant.
Admission is by donation. Covid-19 protocols will be observed. Audience members are asked to wear masks, show their vaccination cards and observe social distancing in seating.
5th annual Catskill Conquest Rally set for September 25
The fifth annual Catskill Conquest Rally will take place on September 25 at 9 a.m., beginning at the Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Visitor Center on Route 28 in Mount Tremper and continuing to Delhi. The event is open to all cars of any age.
In October of 1903, 17 American automobile manufacturers competed on the basis of reliability over an 800-mile course from Weehawken to Pittsburgh. On the first day of the Endurance Run, the cars drove up the Hudson Valley and into the Catskill Mountains, spending their first night at Pine Hill. On the second day, as they drove onto Delaware County’s dirt roads, a deluge of six inches of wind-driven rain came down and made driving a debacle. After several more days of rain and flooding, 25 of the 34 competing cars reached Pittsburgh and became known as the Mud Larks.
This year’s route from start to finish is 82 miles. In Margaretville, participants will stop at the Cauliflower Festival, visit the Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith and then end the drive in the Village of Franklin at the Franklin Railroad and Community Museum.
Of the 17 makes that participated in 1903, some fell by the wayside and others became classics, like Packard, Franklin and Pierce-Arrow. This year there is a 1932 Pierce-Arrow Club Sedan entered in honor of the three Pierce cars that ran in 1903. There are also vintage and modern sportscars and cars of every decade from the 1910s to the 2010s. This event is for the pure enjoyment of driving.
For more information, visit www.1903autorun.com. Registration is open and the fee is $100 per car.