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Memorial Day weekend activities launch new D-Day exhibit at FDR site

Memorial Day weekend activities launch new D-Day exhibit at FDR site

Friday-Sunday, May 24-27: June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of what has been called “the Allies’ greatest military achievement” during World War II: the invasion of Normandy on D-Day in 1944. There are 69 documents on display, many never seen in public before, and 39 artifacts including a rare ECM Mark II SIGABA cipher machine that was used to encode the most sensitive transmissions from FDR to Churchill.

Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration benefits Family of Woodstock

Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration benefits Family of Woodstock

Sunday, May 26: Happy Traum serves as emcee, and he’ll be joined this year by Cindy Cashdollar, Tracy Bonham, Scott Petito, Simi Stone, Joe Magistro, Adam Widoff, Bruce Katz, Connor Kennedy, Peter More, Leslie Ritter, Marc Black and the obligatory-for-Woodstock Surprise Guests Yet to Be Announced. Songs written by Dylan will be spotlighted throughout the evening.

Montgomery Place hosts Gilsonfest this weekend

Montgomery Place hosts Gilsonfest this weekend

Friday-Sunday, May 24-26: Since Bard College acquired Montgomery Place in 2016, the former seat of one of the branches of the Livingston family has become the “salon” hosting public events. Famous names long associated with Montgomery Place include architect Alexander Jackson Davis and landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing, but now visitors will have opportunities to learn about a lesser-known steward of this magnificent site overlooking the Hudson River, Alexander Gilson.