Saturday, May 18: There will be more than 10,000 cupcakes on hand as well as live bands, bouncy houses, wagon rides and the Gardiner Cupcake Classic 5K Run through the orchards.
Warming weather means, among other things, the seasonal reopening of the mid-Hudson Valley’s remarkable riches in the form of drive-in movie theaters.
Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19: Receive a souvenir wineglass at your starting winery and enjoy delicious wine-tastings paired with a mouthwatering food bite – cheeses, meats, salads, pastas or desserts – at some or all of the 15 member wineries.
Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19: Once a year, the artists of the City of Beacon open their studios to the public. This free weekend-long event has become one of the largest of its kind in the Hudson Valley.
Sunday, May 19: It’s the blessed relief from the dictates of “cool” and the straitjacket of “relevance” that can make good kids’ music so, well, cool and relevant.
Wednesday, May 22: It is agents, not publishers, who read unsolicited manuscripts. Jeff Herman will discuss this and other aspects of the publishing industry at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck.
Saturday, May 18: Though they may not all realize it, contemporary women artists who are trying to reclaim the female body from the male gaze owe a great deal to pioneering painter/photographer/filmmaker/performance artist Carolee Schneeman. Her works celebrated female corporeality and challenged body taboos in ways deemed far too transgressive by critics of the time. But eventually the art world caught up with her, and the Venice Biennale awarded Schneeman its Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in 2017. She died on March 6.
The former financial partner used its filings to slam the festival, warning would-be attendees that promoters are not prepared. Attorneys representing the promoters ask for a gag order and the return of some $18 million.
The operation started as a pop-up, appearing only at festivals, events, and farmer’s markets and the bakery quickly gained a strong following.
Gaylin won an Edgar Allan Poe Award from Mystery Writers of America (MWA) for her novel If I Die Tonight (HarperCollins, 2018). Popularly known as “the Edgars,” the awards are given annually in a number of categories.