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.
Tuesday, Sept. 5: The Saugerties podcaster asks himself: “How do you tell a true story to an audience that’s hungry for a story better than their own lives?”
Lagusta Yearwood remembers her mother with her latest innovation at Commissary, a vegan oasis in New Paltz. Here’s where the mitzvah wall (the word means “good deed”) comes into play: A customer can purchase a treat of any sort for anyone who may be short of cash or merely in need of a pick-me-up. The customer can describe someone as imaginatively as they wish – a lonely vegan, a kilt-wearing Scot yearning for a good cup of tea, a blue-eyed dog-lover – and post their offering in a note to the wall. When someone matching the description comes along, they can claim their iced coffee or pickle plate or macaron.
During the course of his life, writer and raconteur Malachy McCourt started the first singles’ bar in America, was a concrete inspector on the New Jersey Turnpike, a pioneer in talk radio, a soap opera star and a candidate for governor of the state of New York. Now he turns his gaze to Death.
It’s a classic of its type: a Silk City Diner, known in its day as the Cadillac of diners. Roughly 1,500 of them were turned out by the company between 1926 and 1966. The counter’s original Formica top bears the dark wear marks of hundreds of thousands of elbows bent over as many cups of coffee.
Saturday, August 5: Learn herstory at Linda Russell’s performance on Huguenot Street in New Paltz.
Friday-Sunday, August 4-6: Opera singer Louis Otey and the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice
Part mischievous trickster, part Old-World aristocrat, László Ocskay saved over 2000 Jews from the Holocaust. But because of Cold War politics, few in his native Hungary knew about it. He lived his last years quietly in Kingston. Recognition came later.