Like every other arts organization or venue that depends on the physical gathering of an audience in a common space, the Woodstock Film Festival was forced to reinvent itself last year. Most of the 100+ movies it presented in 2020 were streamed online (as were the panel discussions), but about 30 films could be seen on a big screen — in one of three local drive-in theaters.
After nearly four decades at 59 Tinker Street, the Center for Photography at Woodstock has announced that it is moving its operations to Kingston.
Gunkin’ Doughnuts, a newly established artisanal bakery outpost in downtown New Paltz, owned and operated by climber/master baker Rachel Wyman, continues to gain traction, moving from a once-a-week outdoor sweet-shop to a permanent home on Main Street in the Village.
With the coming of autumn, among the treats traditionally in store are the openings of not one, but three new exhibitions at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art on the campus of SUNY New Paltz. This year, with bans on public gatherings (hopefully) behind us, art-lovers can see the new shows beginning on Saturday, September 11, with a joint opening reception scheduled for Sunday, September 12 from 12 to 4 p.m.
An excerpt from a chapter of the authors’ upcoming book, available in December 2021, entitled “The Story of Historic Kingston: A Journey through the Hudson Valley and Its Connections With New York City.”
Artist Meredith Morabito of Saugerties has been photographing a wild chipmunk for a couple years — building sets and photographing the chipmunk in it.
The Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair is back at last, in its accustomed home. Many of the makers are just emerging from a long pandemic hiatus and eager to present their work, safely and in person. It’ll be fascinating to see what they’ve been up to, with all that time on their hands.
“Seasons: Catching Nature’s Cycle,” the current exhibition at the Historical Society of Woodstock located on the road off Tinker Street to the town-owned Comeau estate, will close this weekend.
Rosendale’s Red Brick Tavern has reopened as Santa Fe Burger Bar, under the day-to-day operational leadership of Roxana Guerra, a longtime manager at the Santa Fe Kingston branch. New owners, Annie and Jimmy Demosthenes and David Weiss, have put their own brand on the place. It’s not the same Mexican food as the Santa Fe chain, the menu features craft burgers, craft beers and fancy milkshakes.
The Historical Society of Woodstock invites the public to a special presentation by Woodstock author Miriam Sanders as she reads from and discusses her new book, Our Woodland Treasures: Peaceful, Startling, Rambunctious & Amazing Animal & Plants. Sanders will appear at HSW at 20 Comeau Drive in Woodstock on August 28 at 4 p.m.