Festa at Italian Center Thursday, May 16-Sunday, May 19: One doesn’t have to stroll far along the streets of Poughkeepsie’s Mount Carmel district to come across a bakery or restaurant that reaches back into the century-old culinary traditions brought to the Hudson Valley by Italian emigrants. The story goes that Eleanor Roosevelt’s limousine driver would pull up to Caffe Aurora and fetch her a box of pastries to take home to Hyde Park.
Saturday, May 11: In celebration of warming weather and a long history of apple-growing in the Hudson Valley, the Village of Red Hook will once again fill the streets with May merriment.
A strong and passionate mythology surrounds motherhood: one that alternately glorifies the institution in sentiment and song, and at the same time pins our culture’s ills onto the failure of mothers to get their jobs done well enough. Incidentally, that job is both thankless and supremely rewarding – a dichotomy that no woman expects when she signs on.
Saturday, May 4: This free showcase of literature for children and young adults is one of the biggest book festivals in the State of New York.
Saturday, May 4: The annual family festival brings historic fiber arts, culture and crafts to a bucolic scenario where live sheep, angora rabbits and alpacas take center stage.
Friday, April 26: Since its inception in the early 1960s, the giant puppetry, costumed players, music and social commentary made by Bread and Puppet have shaped original works that aim at prevailing tendencies in human folly. The new show is Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis, based on a premise that, according to founder and director Peter Schumann, investigates “the leaning power of hurt verticals.” What is a “hurt vertical”? It is the perfect, upright citizen whose aspiration is to reflect the agreed-upon worthiness, but who perhaps falls short of that goal.
In Newburgh, where the districtwide motto is “We Are One,” a third-grade teacher with 21 years in the classroom is taking the message halfway around the globe in May.
Saturday, April 13: In her memoir, Tiny Hotdogs: A Memoir in Small Bites, Giuliani recounts how she went from a “friendless, hairy, deeply uncool” teenager to discovering her passion for food and creating a life around serving it in style.
When Che Spiotta was eleven years old, his mom found an announcement on her email feed about tryouts for the cooking show MasterChef Junior. “My mom asked me, ‘Do you want to do this?’” he says. “We debated for a week or so. I thought it would be awesome but, like, I’d be missing school, and what happens if this goes further? Then we were just like, why not? Why not do it and see what happens. If it’s fun, we’ll keep doing it. If it’s not…? Then when I was on the show, it was fun.”
It’s a modest establishment, this down-to-earth café on Broadway in Kingston that specializes in Guatemalan-American cuisine. Opened nearly three years ago by Noe Delcid and his partner Ewelina, the kitchen’s steady production of Latin-based dishes using fresh ingredients has garnered a following.