Located at the site of the former Enderly family sawmill, down along the almost painfully picturesque Clove Road, Split Rock has long been one of the Shawangunks’ most popular and even iconic swimming holes – if indeed it can be called a hole. It’s really more of a split. In a rock. It is, you see, fiercely accurate in its name, if unpoetic.
You don’t need to be patient to enjoy an Alison Gaylin novel, but you need to be alert AF.
Tuesday, June 11: Her own “journey of faith” begins more with Lucas’ Jedis and the Force than with her beloved clergyman father. Spiritual Rebel: A Positively Addictive Guide to Finding Deeper Perspective & Higher Purpose should be taken as a book of big ideas and not dismissed as another hyperbolic non-Western panacea for Western anxiety and emptiness.
Saturday-Sunday, June 15-16: The folkcentric-but-adventurous-and-inclusive Clearwater Festival takes to scenic Croton Point
Thursday-Sunday, June 13-16: Warren Haynes is back on the scene, both as organizer and for two sets with the festival’s flagship band, Gov’t Mule. Willie Nelson & Family and Phil Lesh & Friends represent the old guard of progressive American musical movements, while relative youngsters like the Avett Brothers bring more reverence for tradition to their roots.
June 7-9: Taste of Country will rather quietly assemble more than 65,000 people on the hills of Hunter for what is accurately called the biggest country music festival in the Northeast.
Sunday, May 19: It’s the blessed relief from the dictates of “cool” and the straitjacket of “relevance” that can make good kids’ music so, well, cool and relevant.
Saturday, Apr. 27: The triple-threat pianist, songwriter and vocalist later went on to replace the late Brent Mydland in the Grateful Dead, demonstrating a willingness to get down with the Dead’s free-running electric counterpoint that might have surprised a lot of his FM fans.
Saturday, Apr. 27: A newly honored New York State Blues Hall of Fame inductee, singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore brings her take on modern bluescraft to to New Paltz.
The eminent Swedish botanist and zoologist Carl Linnaeus, father of modern taxonomy, called Bartram “the greatest natural botanist in the world.” And aristocrats eagerly awaited the arrival of their “Bartram’s Boxes”: bundles of seeds, saps and specimens shipped from North America. What brought him to the Catskills?