Saturday-Monday, May 25-27: Whether you’re looking for clothing or housewares, jewelry or patio furniture, a pottery bowl or a wrought-iron hook or carved wooden salad utensils or a colorful patchwork quilt or a jar of Vidalia onion jam, this is the place to undertake your search and go home more than satisfied. Allow yourself plenty of time, because there are hundreds of juried exhibitors, all competing to catch your eye.
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Sunday, May 26: Happy Traum serves as emcee, and he’ll be joined this year by Cindy Cashdollar, Tracy Bonham, Scott Petito, Simi Stone, Joe Magistro, Adam Widoff, Bruce Katz, Connor Kennedy, Peter More, Leslie Ritter, Marc Black and the obligatory-for-Woodstock Surprise Guests Yet to Be Announced. Songs written by Dylan will be spotlighted throughout the evening.
Friday-Sunday, May 24-26: Since Bard College acquired Montgomery Place in 2016, the former seat of one of the branches of the Livingston family has become the “salon” hosting public events. Famous names long associated with Montgomery Place include architect Alexander Jackson Davis and landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing, but now visitors will have opportunities to learn about a lesser-known steward of this magnificent site overlooking the Hudson River, Alexander Gilson.
Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19: Once a year, the artists of the City of Beacon open their studios to the public. This free weekend-long event has become one of the largest of its kind in the Hudson Valley.
Sunday, May 19: It’s the blessed relief from the dictates of “cool” and the straitjacket of “relevance” that can make good kids’ music so, well, cool and relevant.
Saturday, May 18: Though they may not all realize it, contemporary women artists who are trying to reclaim the female body from the male gaze owe a great deal to pioneering painter/photographer/filmmaker/performance artist Carolee Schneeman. Her works celebrated female corporeality and challenged body taboos in ways deemed far too transgressive by critics of the time. But eventually the art world caught up with her, and the Venice Biennale awarded Schneeman its Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in 2017. She died on March 6.
Saturday, May 11: The local heroes of shambolic folk/rock celebrate the release of their new record Undress.
Saturday, May 11: Wide-ranging musical fluency runs in the family – in brother Loudon, in nephew Rufus – and Sloan is no exception.
May 11-12: This Mothers’ Day Weekend event features more than 100 vendors selling a variety of wares.
Friday, May 10 and Sunday, May 12: While Mahler’s No. 8 is the one affectionately dubbed the “Symphony of a Thousand” because of its immense ensemble size and logistical challenges (sometimes involving entire second orchestras and choirs performing in the wings, out of audience view), No. 3 is no small and tidy affair. Bard’s performance will employ more than 160 musicians to get it right.