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.
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, 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.
Michael Lang can stake a legitimate claim to intellectual ownership of Woodstock, but he doesn’t. He is a “we” person when he talks, and over time you begin to notice that there are three levels to his use of that pronoun.
Although the music is ending at the Harmony Café in Woodstock, jazz lovers should know about the ongoing Wednesday night performances by Jeff “Siege” Siegel and Rich Syracuse at Catskill Mountain Pizza.
Friday, April 12: She has released ten albums, written four books and been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. Unison booked her, but she’ll be performing at SUNY-New Paltz’s Studley Theater.
Saturday, April 13: I am not sure anyone would have predicted the return of vinyl, and with it the flourishing of record stores, and with that the renaissance of record-store culture and its barbershop vibe of feverish cultural engagement and curation. But here we are.
Saturday, April 13: Augmented by the Vassar College Choir and Capella Festiva under the direction of Christine Howlett, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic will play J. S. Bach’s final work.