The idea behind Woodstock’s role as a center for artists over the past century plus is pretty much the same as the concept behind the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s annual house tour benefits, which hit their tenth anniversary Saturday, July 14.
Saturday, June 2: Tour-goers will visit simple farmsteads and houses from the Federal period, three-bay side-hall and five-bay center-hall structures. Seven of the town’s most interesting and unusual vernacular structures in a range of period styles dating to the 19th and 20th centuries will be featured, with the Greek Revival aesthetic and the diversity of its expression in the region a recurring theme.
Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27: This weekend you can go at your own pace on a self-guided tour of the Bronson House and six other architecturally significant Hudson homes, each with a room that showcases the work of a local designer.
Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27: There will be 140 antiques dealers on hand, displaying their wares, including Americana, “High Country” and Mid-century Modern furniture and accessories, fine art, estate jewelry, silver, glassware, primitives, Oriental rugs, garden decorations, marine accessories, books, toys, decorated stoneware and so on.
The front porch is a place where the private and public realms intermingle, a microcosm of Republican government. Perhaps the decline of the front porch has exacerbated the fracture of community and social isolation.
The maligned zucchini is the cliched veg of overabundance, spilling out of home gardens in great quantities, big as baseball bats, is the cliched veg of overabundance. You are advised to keep your car locked during zucchini season lest some gardeners get rid of their extras by sneaking a paper bag full of them into your back seat. August 8 is widely celebrated as National Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. Gardeners grate their supply into breads, cookies and cakes that mask the zucchini’s texture and taste.
Reich is highly regarded as a national expert, but even more exciting is the fact that he’s a local! He knows our pain. How can we trust an expert from New Jersey, or worse, someone from California (who is probably just a surfer) with our delicate apple blossoms? We can not.
Saturday-Sunday, May 12-13: More than 90 farmers, artisans, vintage collectors, chefs and makers of handmade goods converge on Hudson’s sprawling performance space to share handcrafted home goods, all-natural foods, personal wellness products and much more.
Olaf Meyer brought up what made him feel good this past winter. He was talking at Woodstock’s Meals on Wheels appreciation luncheon May 1 and wanted to share how much he’d saved on fuel by joining the Mid-Hudson Fuel Buyers Coop, whose board he joined after signing up for “windfall” savings just before the start of the 2017-18 heating season last summer.
What does a third-generation dealer have to say about value? “There’s guidelines for certain things, but it’s in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes, people put a value on certain things if they can relate the item to something in their past.”