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.
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.
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.
One of the most prominent artists in the collection, Daniel Huntington, trekked to Mohonk Lake as early as 1837 to sketch and paint.
Lift Every Voice, an exhibit presented by the Saugerties Historical Society featuring seven sculptures created the Saugerties resident, civil rights activist and sculptor opened on Feb. 17 and will be on display until this August at the historic Kiersted House, 119 Main St.
For decades, WAAM member meetings have alternated between dull and uncontentious and fiery emotionality. But they’ve always been open to press coverage. Until last weekend.
Saturday, June 16 : His iconic orchestral works, to be performed by the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, have come to define the many hit films he has scored, including Star Wars, Jaws and the Harry Potter series.