“The natural resources in Ulster County are still pristine,” Kim Elliman said. “Hopefully we can protect them before there’s too much upward land value. You’re protecting water resources in particular, if you build trails with less erosion and less siltation. And as studies show, the closer people live to parks, the better the quality of life.”
In truth, that wasn’t a photo of a black hole. Nor was it the first ironclad proof that they exist. And it didn’t finally prove that Einstein was right.
Friday, Apr. 19: Bicycle Day celebrates the Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hoffman’s accidental first LSD trip, his surprising bicycle ride home from the lab that day and everything that followed.
Friday, Apr. 19: With piping horns, gooey analog synth lines, infectious grooves and a horde-style approach to vocals reminiscent of Sly and his family, Turkuaz has become a wildly popular live attraction and a current incarnation of the Dionysian funk family impulse.
Saturday-Sunday. Apr. 28-29: Tap celebrates artisanal beer from small makers – no major corporate brands, even the ones that disguise themselves as boutique and micro. The Festival features pale ales, pilseners, weisbiers, porters, stouts, Scotch ales and much more, from hearty Bohemian and Bavarian-style lagers to glorious Belgian-style ales.
Saturday, April 20: Via time zones and the 12-hour clock, it is always 4:20 somewhere, I guess, though my head is too foggy to really think it through. But a real 420 only comes once a year, and the entire day is given to what, most days, receives only an hour or two. A weekend 4/20 is like Venus-in-Gatorade rare.
Led by Shari Aber of the Adirondack Mountain Club and Catskill 3500 Club, and a Black Creek neighbor, the group will follow safe wide paths and make their way towards Chodikee Lake. Spring peepers, waterfalls and rustlings. What will the moon reveal?
June 15 and 16: One should never sleep on Clearwater. Over the years, it has quietly become the most inclusive and progressive of all the major New York summer festivals, belying its reputation as a weekend of Pete Seeger’s two favorite things: banjos and garbage cleanup.
One wouldn’t think that people in the business of hunting whales far out at sea would ever have imagined Hudson to be an auspicious place to set up shop. But they did, beginning in 1783, just as the Revolutionary War was drawing to a close.
The property is spectacular and for a long time has functioned as an off-limits recreation center for trespassing ATV drivers, who roar around the moonscape quarries on warm days.