Woodstock’s Glenn Kreisberg’s latest book, Spirits in Stone, published last year by Inner Traditions, reflects his effort to set the record straight of long-lost cultures whose language was at once sophisticated and mysterious, a story whose telling would seem ideally suited to someone who has spent so much of his life exploring and recording the ineffable vestiges of those cultures.
Designed by architect Frederic Withers on sylvan grounds landscaped by the famous team of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the Hudson River State Hospital, as it was originally called, reflected one man’s progressive notion of asylums as recuperative places for healing.
Live theater, Lipstein said, can be subversive in a powerful and positive way. People enter a theater hoping merely to be entertained. But if a truthful moment happens, if the connection is made between what and who is onstage, people leave the theater feeling more empathetic, less encumbered by those personas, than when they entered. You can see the world premiere of Hannah Benitez’s Adaptive Radiation at the new Denizen Theatre in New Paltz on Wednesdays-Saturdays, December 6-30.
Considering the other half of the Central Park design team.
Having been dead, I can’t testify to exactly what happened as I lay on my back.
“Writing is easy,” sportswriter Gene Fowler famously said. “All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”
Maggie Carpenter is founder and executive director of Go Doc Go, as unique an NGO as you’re likely to find anywhere in the States, Africa, New Zealand or Central America, to name the four regions of the world where she has established beachheads of medical aid.
New Paltz filmmaker Gail Freedman’s documentary about competitive same-sex ballroom dancing to premiere Oct. 22 in NYC.
Thursday, Oct. 26: Learn about Seedshed’s Native American Seed Sanctuary in Hurley, where Native American varieties of corn, beans, squash and sunflowers are being cultivated.
Opening on Friday, Sept. 8: This marks the group’s 60th anniversary season.