In parts I and II, we walked through Woodstock’s main hamlet and counted nearly 50 establishments where one could get a drink and/or something to eat, almost one third of the businesses. This week, we seek answers as to whether that density is sustainable.
One of the key facts of life over the age of 50 is the need to get colonoscopies every ten years, and on an even more regular schedule as one ages over 65.
By getting at such unexplainable truths about how art works itself from history, and finding the slow, methodical, yet personalized means to analyzing that which is basically intuitive, Jonathan Gould has demonstrated true literary soul.
For part two, we take a walk down Tinker Street, continuing to ask the question: Does Woodstock have too many restaurants?
It’s inescapable from just looking at the construction around town, and following the planning board’s sessions that there is a huge amount of activity in Woodstock, much of it centered around food.
If you don’t have solid plans for Tuesday, May 30, here’s an idea for you, care of Woodstock bard and activist Ed Sanders. Join in at that time as he and The Fugs, the band he started with Ken Weaver and the late Tuli Kupferberg in the mid-1960s, reunite with their full coterie of the past 30 years with a new song/performance set to close out that day’s giant Veterans for Peace Rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Poetry, local and state-honored, rolls into the upstairs reading room at Golden Notebook Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, with readings by former New York State poet laureate Marie Howe with New York City-based Donna Masini on Saturday, and authors from the new “Tinker Street: Voices from the Green and Beyond” literary collection on Sunday.
Jean Duffy and Hoppy Quick have known each other since both were going to grade school in Olive. Her yard’s filled with his handiwork; she’s spent the 31 years she’s lived next door to his mother on Samsonville Road looking at the older woman as a mother figure, and helping out when she could. But a neighbor-to-neighbor dispute between the two over home occupations and the side-effects of their artistic pursuits has boiled over and may end up in court.
A new Woodstock publishing entity, Wapner & Brent Books, has just come out with a new version of Dao De Jing, the Chinese master Laozi’s great work, on which the idea of Taoism is based.
The New York State Museum acquired Anderson’s “significant collection of artwork of the historic Woodstock Art Colony,” which includes 1500 paintings, works on paper, sculptures, and archival material and by more than 170 artists from the first half of the 20th century. The release dubbed it “the largest comprehensive art collection of its type.”