Festivals at Forsyth Nature Center in Kingston and along the Wallkill in New Paltz; “What are you afraid of?”
Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 11-15: This “independently fierce” cinematic juggernaut will feature four world premieres, five North American premieres, one US premiere, 20 East Coast premieres and 10 New York premieres. There will be screenings in Woodstock, Kingston, Rhinebeck, Saugerties and Rosendale and you can get your tickets now.
When the universe’s first- and fourth-most-abundant elements combine, the result is often a gas that, surprisingly, has recently cleaned up our air. It’s methane. Most folks call it natural gas. It’s also known as marsh gas and swamp gas, since it’s released by decomposing plants.
It isn’t magic, co-owner Travis Ogden explains, but it is miraculous – something you have to engage with to experience. “Crystals are minerals. Our bodies are made of minerals and we need them.”
Oct. 12-13: Worldwide, the number of democracies is declining. In America, social and institutional trust has weakened. In this year’s conference, “Crises of Democracy: Thinking in Dark Times,” Bard’s Hannah Arendt Center looks at how we got here and what the future may hold.
“We are extremely mindful of our terrain. What we teach are techniques to maintain traction at all times… We go as fast as necessary, but as slow as possible.”
Saturday, September 30- Monday, October 9: During the Lark’s ten days, there will be a variety of outdoor workshops teaching everything from fly-fishing to nature photography to kayaking and educational walks on mushrooms and local history.
Saturday, September 30: “Thompson,” the sur- in Teddy Thompson’s name, is not a bad music industry handle – especially if you have any interest whatsoever in the great school of British progressive folk and all of its downhill streams. In that tradition, Teddy’s father Richard Thompson is a royal among royals.
Friday, Sept. 29: He sang with Springsteen. Bono toasted him. Townshend and Lou Reed are among his vocal admirers. A verbal dynamo and complex character in the tradition of Zimmerman, Willie Nile has released no fewer than 11 records. Still, he is NYC’s secret weapon – maybe because that’s just a cool thing to be.
Opening this week: Tangent held a pub reading of the play last year, which proved to be one of its most popular to date. “The audience reaction was so strong… With so much conflict in the world today, this play will get people thinking about life, love, fate and consequences.”