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Crowleymass gathering in Woodstock

Crowleymass gathering in Woodstock

Friday, October 12: Participate in a sunset magick ritual bonfire garden party and vegetarian potluck at Shivastan to celebrate and discuss renowned/reviled British-born archmage Aleister Crowley, who spent 40 days in the summer of 1918 camping out on Esopus Island in the Hudson River.

Steampunk Flights of Fancy at Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Steampunk Flights of Fancy at Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Saturday, Sept. 29: The event features a Victorian picnic, tea dueling, steampunk marketplace, spirits-tasting and much more. New this year is the Flying Bicycle-Makers’ Challenge, in which participants submit vintage aviation steampunk-inspired builds with winning entries featured in the Aerodrome’s live airshow skit, Flying Bicycle vs. Rocketeer.

Blueberry Festival in Ellenville this Saturday

Blueberry Festival in Ellenville this Saturday

Saturday, Aug. 11: Blueberry season is still raging full-force along the Shawangunk Ridge – especially the easy-to-pick highbush species, with their paler-blue, large, juicy, small-seeded fruits. Sunnier spots where the berries ripen early are probably already picked-over, whether by birds, humans or other mammals; but now would be a good time to check your favorite shadier troves.