While the days of an IBM or DuPont opening a plant are gone, Kingston’s factory spaces, affordable prices and proximity to New York City have helped the city to re-invent itself as more and more artists and artisans choose to relocate. For evidence, check out the Dec. 8 showcase of locally produced products, now in its fourth year.
The sudden passing at age 84 on Thanksgiving Day of Pauline Oliveros, an internationally known and celebrated electronic music composer and performer who resided in a rambling Victorian house in Kingston’s Rondout neighborhood with her long-time partner and collaborator Ione, shocked the many people who knew and loved her, locally and around the globe.
The seven recipients represented a rich cross-section of the various heart-felt efforts that are helping save, restore, document and repurpose the architectural heritage of the city.
One of this season’s most exciting art exhibitions is “Power and Politics” at the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh. It includes paintings, assemblages, sculpture and prints. The strength of the exhibit is a testament to the curatorial talents and vision of Virginia Walsh, who has served as the gallery’s director and curator since its inception in 2006.
“We got married in 1996, and at the wedding we had ministers, priests and parole officers”
On the afternoon of Nov. 4, 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s motorcade swept into Kingston, after traveling north over the Wurts Street Bridge on Route 9W. It stopped in front of the Gov. Clinton Hotel before the president, on the eve of his re-election, gave a brief speech at Academy Green, across the street. Local businessman William O’Reilly was there and stepped right up out of the crowd to the president’s car to film the scene. “People have said, ‘I can’t think of your father without that black movie camera in front of his face,’” recalled his daughter Patricia Murphy, former president of Friends of Historic Kingston (FHK).
Kingston dentist holds rally to promote oral hygiene technique
This year’s festival will include numerous acts with a feminist bent, underscoring the theme of “Mothers of Invention.” The festival, now in its seventh year, began as a benefit for the large numbers of artists and musicians without health insurance, a problem that has yet to be fully solved. It’s also a fantastic time.
The hiring of a full-time, salaried executive director was necessitated by the museum’s dramatic growth.
The scary season gets underway at Ulster Park’s Headless Horseman, the top-rated haunted attraction in America