A true celebration of the local by the locals, the long-running Rosendale Street Festival returns July 20-21.
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The Rosendale Street Festival returns July 20-21. For more on the festival: See 80 bands in two days at the
New Paltz resident Jennifer Deering knows all about the dangers of undiagnosed Lyme disease; in 2011, it left her effectively crippled for about six months with extreme joint pain and a raft of neurological symptoms triggered by her autoimmune response. Deering has written and self-published a book about her experiences, Stronger than Lyme: My Battle and Blueprint for Overcoming This Strange Disease, and will be giving a presentation about it from 4 to 6 p.m. this Saturday, July 13 at Roost Studios.
Works by Cami Fischer, Lana Privitera, Maureen Rogers and Agnes Devereaux took top honors in the fifth annual exhibit, which calls for submissions of “artwork that focuses on and is inspired by local and area historic landmarks, landscapes and architectural details, and explores the theme of preservation, and life within a historic context.” Works will be on display in the Elting Memorial Library’s Ron Steinberg Reading & Meeting Room until May 4.
In the 1985 film, Back to the Future, Michael J. Fox’s character, Marty McFly, travelled through time back to the ‘50s in a souped-up DeLorean converted into a time machine. But no such device will be necessary for modern-day Hudson Valley-ites who wish to go back to the ‘80s for a night: all one needs is a ticket to the 90 Miles Theatre Company’s next themed cabaret, “Back to the ‘80s,” on Saturday, March 30 at Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Road in Highland.
“Being on the road was an awesome experience,” Asis says of playing guitar in the band Tiger Piss, “and I would never take that back, but I always had the dream of scoring ﬁlms.”
A play about mental illness directed by the TMI project’s Eva Tenuto and a one-person play that the actor is forbidden ever to have read or seen prior to getting onstage to perform it are two of the dramatic treats in store at New Paltz’s Denizen Theatre in 2019.
Fischer’s new self-published book, Ulster County: Discovering Home, captures a moment in time in which some old familiar settings are fading away and new ones coming into focus.
Women’s Studio Workshop has received a Mid-Size Capital Facilities grant of $70,000 secured with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts through the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and the Arts and Cultural Facilities Improvement Program.
Political theater sometimes has “that didactic tag on it that turns people off,” Amy Trompetter says. “But our vocabulary, of puppets, is simple; simple-minded in a certain way. A giant Mother Earth puppet can inspire a feeling of where we came from and be more inspiring to the truth of our existence on this earth and how we expend our energy on that path than a verbal approach.”