Good morning, pals. I hope you all had a semi-splendid week. I am chugging coffee and listening to The Ramones and it is not even 9 a.m., so I’d say the week is off to a rock ’n’ roll start.
Starting at 5:07 p.m. on Friday, August 16 with Richie Havens and ending Monday morning with Jimi Hendrix, Radio Woodstock will play a near-complete reconstruction of Woodstock, with every performance from the festival included in chronological order.
Tuesday-Sunday: August 20-25: The Salute to Agriculture tent includes the Dairy Birthing Center, which allows spectators to witness the live birth of a calf.
Choreography on the Edge is a consistently innovative program aimed at giving professional choreographers and dancers a chance to experiment and push their boundaries. Performances started last weekend with some chestnuts from past works and continue Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18 with an array of new works by local choreographers Andrea Pastorella, Laura Ward, Julie Manna, Rebecca Frank, Jai Mason, Jess Lewis and Jocelyne Danchick.
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 17-18: The first 25 kids get a free model to build and fly (later arrivals can purchase one at the Gift Shop). Kids will sit in a historic aircraft, talk with a pilot, ride in an antique car and get out on the field for the mass launch. One kid each day wins a biplane ride with the adult of his or her choice. The Aerodrome’s famous Air Show is included.
The Woodstock Fire Department will present its annual Fireworks display, at dusk (just after 9 p.m. usually), Saturday, August 17 at the Andy Lee Field, Rock City Rd.
Even if “a good translator,” in her words, “should disappear,” Mandell wants readers to understand just how much work is involved in her profession.
If this sounds a lot like Gilead, the world of Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale and its current hit Hulu TV series, you’re right.
Friday, August 16: Aquaman is a throwback to the days when comic-book characters and situations were uncomplicated, wholesome, earnest, unironic… And yet we find ourselves invested in Aquaman/Arthur Curry’s reluctant quest to save Earth’s surface from the Atlanteans and the Atlanteans from themselves.
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 16-18: The Tina Chorvas Park performance is adjacent to the site of what will be Arm-of-the-Sea’s permanent home. When completed, the Tidewater Center for Hudson River Arts and Science will be include a 100-seat outdoor amphitheatre and facilities for river-related programs. Built on a neglected, much-graffitied industrial site on the Esopus Creek, once home to the circa-1880 Sheffield Paper Company, the Tidewater Center will also feature a waterworks playground.