The Fugs will make a rare appearance at the Woodstock Guild’s Byrdcliffe Barn at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival.
Andy Lee Field in Woodstock will be dressed with hundreds of balloons and three tents as locals gather on Saturday, August 17, with lunch served from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the adjoining Mescal Hornbeck Community Center. Music will start at 2:15 p.m., headlined by The Cupcakes, and will move outside to the field at 7 p.m. for Rennie Cantine’s Woodstock Guitar Festival, leading up to the 9 p.m. (or so) grand fireworks display.
Maria Todaro, co-founder and executive director of the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, has set Donizetti’s opera The Elixir of Love in an African village for the 2019 festival, which will be held Friday, August 2, to Sunday, August 4. This choice led to the theme of African-American artists and music that weaves through a number of this year’s events, including a performance of selections from a historic ragtime-influenced opera, Treemonisha, by composer Scott Joplin.
A dozen sites and regional group shows highlight art filled weekend.
The shows combine art, food, music, storytelling, meditation, singing, performance, and community interaction in an artistic celebration that will take place this year from July 25 through July 28, at various locations in Woodstock.
Swimming is a great way to commune with the Esopus Creek, but there’s something extra satisfying about adventures that involve us in a more active way.
SUNY New Paltz geology professor John Rayburn and two of his students came to the Woodstock Cemetery on June 26 with ground-penetrating radar equipment to determine what lies under sections of the property that are without gravestones. Members of the cemetery task force hope to find out if there are areas that could someday be used for burials, either of coffins or cremation urns.
African-American talent will be showcased in two operas at the tenth annual Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, August 2-4, in the Shandaken hamlet of Phoenicia.
At the July 8 Shandaken Short-Term Rental (STR) Committee meeting, town supervisor Rob Stanley said the town board will be in charge of putting together a new committee to devise STR regulations, taking into account responses to the recent survey of residents regarding rental of properties through Airbnb, HomeAway, and similar websites.
About 15 residents of Big Indian and Oliverea came to the July 1 Shandaken town board meeting to protest the town’s failure to clean up several properties in the hamlet of Big Indian, despite complaints at the June meeting about a junked car lot, a perpetual yard sale, and a stripped-down, unsecured store.