Topics include: Hudson River Skywalk grant; No Ulster County Fair; Bard postpones Boulanger fest; Oblong Books author event; Kingston Annual 2020 arts exhibition seeks entries.
There’s a tenth of an acre along Route 32 North in Tillson that is almost like a city borough unto itself. This is the triangular swath of land that is home to Tommy Hayes’ food truck, or as most people just say, “Tommy Dog.”
Rosendalians and visitors to the town mostly know Mark Morganstern as the music-booking half of the husband-and-wife team who has run the Rosendale Café since the early 1990s. But the affable Morganstern has a secret identity: Besides being a bass player and a substitute teacher, he also has a master’s degree in creative writing and a passion for literature. His short story collection, Dancing with Dasein, was published by Burrito Books in 2015. And now he has a new novel, The Joppenbergh Jump, available in print-on-demand format from Recital Publishing.
Topics include: Plein air in Garrison; Curbside service starts at the Red Hook Public Library; Center for Photography spring affair; and a virtual book launch for writer Jim Metzner’s latest.
An interview with Mike Campbell, head of booking at Colony in Woodstock.
The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (WAAM), which celebrated its centennial in 2019, recently came out of its pause… or at least a portion of it.
Grounds for inclusion in this round were, quite honestly, arbitrary. It is literally all good, and there is plenty more where this came from. Many of these songs can be found on all the streaming platforms and Bandcamp as well.
Evidently, when a pandemic forces Woodstock cultural treasure Maverick Concerts to cancel a season for the first time in its 105-year history, the creative energies behind the scenes do not cease.
The Woodstock School of Art (WSA) has been reinventing itself to accommodate life in the time of Covid 19. The institution is currently serving more than 90 students per week in three virtual classes conducted by faculty and other professional teaching artists, with more offerings promised in the near future.
“This year, it’s all about making the market a safe and secure place to shop,” said Judith Spektor, coordinator of the Saugerties Farmers’ Market committee. “The farmers’ market is more important than ever at this time, both because people need access to fresh, healthy food and because local farmers have lost most of their restaurant sales and the community wants to help support them. So the committee put a lot of effort into designing a market layout that would protect shoppers and vendors.”