It’s a year of anniversaries in and for Woodstock. It’s a special one for the Woodstock Film Festival as it celebrates its 20th anniversary with a year round flurry of activities in anticipation of its actual October 2-October 6 outing — from screenwriting classes and staged readings to a variety of screenings and the WFF’s annual Taste of Woodstock event.
On Friday, April 26, a fashion show at Colony Woodstock will celebrate styles of the 1970’s fifty years later, predominantly created by a mother-daughter team of seamstresses, and curated by the surviving daughter, Molly Farley.
Saugerties filmmaker Katie Cokinos said she plans to use drones, video shot from kayaks and interviews with locals to explore the topic of the lower Esopus Creek.
Having previously created large-scale images of Elvis, Einstein, the Statue of Liberty and Jimi Hendrix in a field in Ellenville by expertly manipulating a lawnmower, Roger Baker fired up his push-mower by Sandburg Creek and began crafting Beethoven’s eyes in May 2016. The completed drawing on the living canvas of grass culminated in a series of performances of Beethoven’s music held on-site. Days later, as the grass grew and the dark and light areas melded together, the image vanished. It lives on in John Hazard’s new film.
After being without a movie theater since last August, the Hudson Valley Mall will once again host Friday-night movies. Here’s what’s showing.
Friday, Apr. 19: Bicycle Day celebrates the Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hoffman’s accidental first LSD trip, his surprising bicycle ride home from the lab that day and everything that followed.
Friday, Apr. 19: With piping horns, gooey analog synth lines, infectious grooves and a horde-style approach to vocals reminiscent of Sly and his family, Turkuaz has become a wildly popular live attraction and a current incarnation of the Dionysian funk family impulse.
Saturday-Sunday. Apr. 28-29: Tap celebrates artisanal beer from small makers – no major corporate brands, even the ones that disguise themselves as boutique and micro. The Festival features pale ales, pilseners, weisbiers, porters, stouts, Scotch ales and much more, from hearty Bohemian and Bavarian-style lagers to glorious Belgian-style ales.
Saturday, April 20: Via time zones and the 12-hour clock, it is always 4:20 somewhere, I guess, though my head is too foggy to really think it through. But a real 420 only comes once a year, and the entire day is given to what, most days, receives only an hour or two. A weekend 4/20 is like Venus-in-Gatorade rare.
June 15 and 16: One should never sleep on Clearwater. Over the years, it has quietly become the most inclusive and progressive of all the major New York summer festivals, belying its reputation as a weekend of Pete Seeger’s two favorite things: banjos and garbage cleanup.