All posts by Frances Marion Platt

Powerhouse Theater season begins at Vassar

Powerhouse Theater season begins at Vassar

June 22–July 29: Who knew, back in the summer of 2013, that the new musical (then known as The Hamilton Mixtapes) that upstart hip-hop composer Lin-Manuel Miranda was workshopping on the Vassar College campus would soon become Broadway’s biggest hit, with ticket prices spiraling into the stratosphere? Powerhouse Theater has a track record as a stage-monster incubator too impressive to discount lightly.

National Boatbuilding Challenge & Brightwork: A Makers’ Festival in Kingston

National Boatbuilding Challenge & Brightwork: A Makers’ Festival in Kingston

Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24: Watch teams of two people construct a seaworthy boat from scratch in just four hours! The Boatbuilding Challenge is just one component of Brightwork: A Makers’ Festival, a community celebration of “the art of craft” happening this weekend at the Maritime Museum. There’s no charge to attend Brightwork, which will feature maker demonstrations, live music, hands-on activities for children, art, craft and food vendors.

Movie Nights on Bannerman Island

Movie Nights on Bannerman Island

Saturday, June 9: The series starts with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. The price of the excursion is $40 per show ($35 each if you buy a package of three movies). This includes a cruise to and from the island, departing from the Floating Dock at the Beacon Institute; your choice of a short self-guided tour of the island or Local Legend Lecture when you arrive; and the film screening.