Friday-Sunday, February 15-17: At the end of the hourlong walk, a professional photo is taken of the walkers with their animal companions, and a heart-shaped frame is included in the package.
Saturday, Feb. 16: “When I was a kid in Woodstock, I got my little brother to write these secret notes with me. We’d write love notes, notes of positive affirmation, like ‘You’re doing great; just keep going!’ And we would spread them all over town, slip them into chocolate -bar wrappers in the Grand Union and put them into library books – just dozens of notes everywhere.”
Friday-Sunday, February 15-17: This year marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into bondage in North America, at Jamestown.
The media will call it a Supermoon, astronomers will call it lunar perigee, and Hudson River tides will be stronger than usual.
Friday-Sunday, February 15-17: In an age when Aerosmith has headlined major jazz festivals and the lineups tend to be stacked with non-jazz acts, the Hudson affair is micro and boutique, small and intensive and truly designed for aficionados on the cutting edge of jazz aesthetics.
This year’s preliminary lineup reads like a casual FU to hip and an all-in reaffirmation of the festival’s core values.
Given his reliance on the synthetic and man-made (a favorite place for scavenging materials is the Town of Rochester dump), Victor’s deep connection to nature is not immediately obvious.
Not only alcohol but also cards and dancing were prohibited at the original Mohonk (quite a change from the tavern of John Stokes, from whom the Smileys bought the original chunk of property, and who was known to chain unruly drunks to a tree). But the resort also served as the site of numerous conferences and social initiatives that were, by the standards of the time, progressive if not downright incendiary.
Friday, Feb. 15: Farinacci has been recently credited the title Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center by Wynton Marsalis, working to further integrate jazz into communities around the world.
Thursday, Feb. 21: SUNY-New Paltz presents A Musical Refuge under the Stars: a special planetarium show featuring Music Department students performing Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel and Fratres under the direction of Department of Music professor Alex Peh, as well as improvised pieces inspired by the planetarium show.