After months of speculation about what sort of establishment would replace Neko Sushi in the iconic building at the corner of Main and North Chestnut Street that once housed the fabled Homestead tavern, Paltzonians now have a spiffy new place to eat: Lola’s Café.
Saturday, July 22: Vladimir Feltsman met Ilya Rashkovskiy two years ago at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and is lavish in his praise for the young Russian, whom he considers among the most promising pianists of his generation.
Incumbent town supervisor Marybeth Majestic, a registered Democrat who won on the Republican line in 2015, failed in her bid to snare the Democratic Party nomination this time around.
The Big Sick is a rom/com that’s sweet and funny but complex and smart. It stars Kumail Nanjiani, best-known as a regular on Silicon Valley.
Sunday, July 23: This week marks the 90th birthday of Hudson resident, Pulitzer Prize-winner, retired Bard College professor and former New York State poet laureate John Ashbery. Small presses being the lifeblood of even poets as famous as Ashbery, it’s a natural fit for this weekend’s Read & Feed to pay tribute to the occasion.
The story is set in an animal sanctuary considering the needs of some endangered wild relatives and was written before the recent refugee crisis, but the resonance is there.
Next two weekends: On the surface, The Skin of Our Teeth couldn’t seem more different from the Thornton Wilder piece that everybody knows: the universally produced Our Town. It was written as a spark of absurd hope amidst the despair of World War II, but takes on new layers of meaning whenever troubled times roll around.
Good news: The Rosendale Street Festival will be back this month! The sort-of-annual event spans two days, this year July 15-16.
A bridge is a powerful symbol. When we dream of crossing a bridge, that’s usually a sign of going through a significant change in life — of crossing some Rubicon, leaving our past behind. We also use “building bridges” as a metaphor for repairing rifts between people, between nations. The latter was the theme chosen for the opening ceremonies of the brand-new, as-yet-unnamed Route 213 bridge across the Rondout Creek in downtown High Falls last Saturday.
July-August: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival spins up a giddy Jane Austen classic. Amazingly, deliciously, it all works; but purists should consider themselves forewarned.