A dozen ways to celebrate Earth Day, family fishing, Hudson Valley Comic Con and more.
And so it came to pass that in the Year of Our Lord 2018 our humble columnist (that’s myself, in case you were wondering) found themself eating Annie’s organic honey Bunny Grahams in bed and pondering which of the 10 albums from tribal metal legend Max Cavalera’s Soulfly is the heaviest.
Stargazing at Mohonk Preserve, Vernal Pool Exploration at Minnewaska, Sparrow’s Nest Spring Fling and more.
Pirate School in New Paltz | Solve a mystery at the Maritime Museum | Signs of spring at Mohonk | Goose at Kaatsbaan.
Environmentalists, local governments and landowners’ associations don’t generally see eye to eye on local land issues. It takes a truly terrible idea to get them all on the same side and sending joint lobbying delegations to Albany. Something like, say, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal to reinvent the way state forest land gets taxed in the Catskill and Adirondack Parks.
Frolic under the full moon, see the Sassy Chef, attend a seder, make a Pajaki Chandelier.
National Women’s History Month is an opportunity to recognize those previously overlooked. A fitting example is the story of the first female lighthouse keeper at the Saugerties station.
It’s Maple Weekend across New York State this week, and sugarbush tappers are opening their saphouses to celebrate the harvest. On tap for the weekend: pancake breakfasts, leaf-shaped candies and clear bottles full of sweet amber, a taste of fresh sap out of a bucket. It’s about as traditional as it gets. But if you look closely, the landscape is shifting. As the climate changes, the trees change too — and tappers follow.
Make an instrument at SUNY-Ulster’s microtonal music festival, check out the new Buddhist elementary school in Saugerties, see Dia:Beacon for free, hop onto the Easter Bunny Express!
It takes some fortitude to decide to pay a small cost yourself, rather than shuffle a larger one off to a stranger in a community far away.