Sunday, August 11: Last year, Martin and Tamika Dunkley threw a party, expecting a few hundred people to show up and enjoy some good food and music. Thousands arrived. This Sunday, the Dunkleys invite the greater community to come get a sense of what island culture is all about.
Comic strip fans of all generations will have the unique opportunity to check out the history of the genre at the Ellenville Public Library and Museum and meet our own hometown cartoonist at the opening reception on Saturday, August 3.
It could be one of Dutchess County’s best kept secrets. The Wethersfield Estate and Gardens is off the beaten path — well, gravel road — near the village of Amenia. Just the right amount of privacy and bucolic splendor make it the perfect getaway for an early 20th century industrialist, particularly one who enjoyed horse riding and generally communing with glorious nature.
The Phoenicia Library is home to the Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection, an impressive inventory of books about fishing and fly-tying. “It could be hyperbole, but we like to say we have the largest circulating collection in the Northeast,” says Library Board member Beth Waterman.
Both Chef Linda Soper-Kolton and Chef Sara Boan graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan before landing their dream jobs at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, tucked away between Saugerties and Lake Katrine, where they teach the vegan way of compassionate cooking. Now the dynamic duo is making the rounds at bookstores and other venues to launch a cookbook, Compassionate Cuisine: 125 Plant-Based Recipes from Our Vegan Kitchen.
The Knaus Gallery & Wine Bar will exhibit a number of Penzato’s paintings from July 13 through 27. Its hours of operation are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 9 p.m. The opening reception on Saturday, July 13 will be a fond farewell party.
Saturday, June 22: The upcoming exhibit in the Art Gallery of Lockwood Architecture has been curated by Moseley’s longtime friend and champion, Barbara Redfield (an original trustee of Olana). She says, “His studio is a treasure-trove. I pestered him for 20 years to take his work out. After [being involved] in the Color Field movement in the late ’60s early ’70s, he felt that the people who were really worthy were not selling, and he said, ‘That’s it’ and just dropped out of the art world. But he’s painted every single day without any connections to anyone.”
Picnic season is upon us. Here’s how a world-class chef does it.
Saturday, June 22: “I walked into this unbelievably beautiful light show and incredible amplified sound. I was smitten by it. I had my camera and went up to the front of the theater and started taking pictures. That was the beginning.”
Sunday, June 16: In her debut memoir, local author Lorraine Salmon turns tragedy into triumph by writing about it. If this sounds like a simplistic prescriptive for grief, it might be just that. Sometimes magic is simple.