Sunday, July 23: This week marks the 90th birthday of Hudson resident, Pulitzer Prize-winner, retired Bard College professor and former New York State poet laureate John Ashbery. Small presses being the lifeblood of even poets as famous as Ashbery, it’s a natural fit for this weekend’s Read & Feed to pay tribute to the occasion.
Saturday, July 22: Dragon boats are 40-foot-long canoes made of fiberglass, decorated with a carved painted dragon head on the front, a wooden tail on the back and dragon scales down the hull. Holding up to 20 paddlers, plus a drummer to set the rhythm and a steerer, the boats create quite a spectacle as they glide on top of the waters.
Bob Siracusano predicts 500+ cars for the July 9 event.
July 7-9: Sponsored by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the three-day event is centered around a family-friendly festival held at Barton Orchards on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with afternoon balloon launches at 6 p.m.
A rundown of all the shows we know about across the Mid-Hudson Valley, with a map.
Aether is described as “a KLUB, undefined by one particular space, but notably an art commune…a gang of prolific local artists running in social circles thru the Hudson Valley.”
Headliner singer Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. is best known for his version of songs of the classic crooners, and especially Frank Sinatra. The $25-a-ticket event, a benefit for the high school’s choir and for a local drug awareness program, will be held November 19.
The Historic Graveyard Tour at St. James Episcopal Church in Hyde Park is now in its seventh season, drawing curious locals and serious history buffs into a live docudrama highlighting chosen “residents” of the 200-year-old cemetery.
The undead will have to get their fix elsewhere this October: The Saugerties Zombie Crawl, held each fall since 2010
The 15th annual Shindig at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) will be held this Saturday, September 17 on the grounds