Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24: Join two hundred of America’s finest independent artists and craftspeople for a celebration of all things handmade and unique: contemporary craft and art, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, interactive craft demonstrations and family activities.
June 22–July 29: Who knew, back in the summer of 2013, that the new musical (then known as The Hamilton Mixtapes) that upstart hip-hop composer Lin-Manuel Miranda was workshopping on the Vassar College campus would soon become Broadway’s biggest hit, with ticket prices spiraling into the stratosphere? Powerhouse Theater has a track record as a stage-monster incubator too impressive to discount lightly.
New exhibition: When Frederic Church came to Petra as part of his 1867/68 journey to Beirut, Damascus, Jerusalem and other Middle Eastern cities, it was still a place of mystery: Only 55 years had passed since its rediscovery by Swiss geographer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, after having been forgotten by the outside world for nearly a millennium.
Saturday, June 23: This year’s roster includes the energetic New Paltz “ska-grass” ensemble Los Thujones, the great folk/pop singer/songwriter Jude Roberts, Carole White, Mars America, Protius, Stone by Stone and Temple Roots. The site is a private yard with generous riverside frontage.
You’ll get extra kicks out of Incredibles 2 if you lived through those days, if you waited on line for hours for the GM Futurama ride at the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair or grew up watching The Jetsons or had to learn New Math. It’s not a movie just for kids.
Sunday, June 24: The Rosendale Theatre presents a National Theatre Live performance of Yerma, Simon Stone’s radical reworking of García Lorca’s masterpiece about a young woman driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child.
See Willy Wonka on Bannerman’s Island and the Boatbuilding Challenge & Brightwork Makers’ Festival in Kingston
Friday, June 22: Kweskin’s Jug Band propelled many careers and lured topnotch players from other bands, including two members of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys: banjoist Bill Keith and fiddler Richard Greene.
Saturday, June 23: This new one-day music festival features live music that emphasizes improvisation. Its diverse lineup includes traditions from jazz to electronica to world and New Age.
June 30-September 2: Maverick Concerts in Woodstock is the oldest continuous summer chamber music festival in America. Lest that sound too staid and venerable, Hervey White’s Maverick colony, of course, was an incubator of progressive thought in society and in all the arts. Maverick Concerts is White’s legacy, and the current curators honor that with an inclusive approach to programming and repertoire that is anything but pandering.