And as of today, the cultural/business initiative known as BluePrint is, materially, just a series of Covid-safe summer events on a makeshift stage in the parking lot on the former IBM campus. But BluePrint is a vision of, and a proposal for, something much more: a kind of making good on the defaulted promise this building represents.
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Saugerties’ historic Orpheum Theatre has been sold to Upstate Films, according to a post on the theatre’s social media page.
Work on the Arm-of-the-Sea Tidewater Center, adjacent to Tina Chorvas Park in Saugerties, is progressing. The complete center — a cultural park for arts and science — is years away, but the first show at the new site featuring the giant puppets and human actors is planned for August 18-22 site.
A conflict between the descendants of the sculpture’s creator who have been using the home for events and as a short-term rental and the non-profit that manages the sculpture culminated in the erection of a fence meant to prevent guests from wandering the grounds after hours.
The newly formed initiative Ulster County Arts Collaborative Events has announced its kickoff for collaborative programming with a free summer festival. The outdoor event with arts activities and performances is scheduled to be held on Saturday, July 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Opus 40 in Saugerties.
ShoutOut Saugerties premiered its Summer Jazz on the Beach series on June 17 at Saugerties Village Beach. The series will take place every second Thursday through the summer.
The songwriter Laura Stevenson has called the region home for the better part of a decade now, but her career has remained focused elsewhere. That is changing.
Planned events include outdoor concerts and a movie series.
The Hudson Valley Spring Faire, organized by Mystik Bazaar Events, took place on May 15-16 at Cantine Field in Saugerties. The festival featured food, theater and an original play written by fair organizer Cheryl Olsen, loosely based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The list of vendors included craftspeople, food and an assortment of products.
The upcoming Hudson Valley Spring Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cantine Field in Saugerties, is organized by Mystik Bazaar Events. “This really will be like a Renaissance Fair,” organizer Cheryl Olsen said.