The 7th annual Woodstock Goddess Festival is a music/art/dance celebration and benefit for the Ulster County battered women’s shelter. Founder and organizer Jean DesJardin of Saugerties says the Goddess Festival’s intention is to “create awareness of women’s strength, and to celebrate the feminine.” This year’s festival will run from Friday, March 9, to Sunday, March 11, at the Colony Café in Woodstock. The three-day event includes all female-fronted live music, with artists such as Ubaka Hill, bellydancing (The Wild Roses troupe pictured left), and a Goddess/Women’s art exhibition at Varga Art Gallery in Woodstock, and will conclude with a Goddess Poetry Festival. $12/day. For more information search Woodstock Goddess Festival on Facebook.
With a broad range of programming like experimental film screenings, unconventional art events, and community gatherings, Basilica Hudson draws crowds. And their antifestival, Basilica SoundScape, offers families a chance to get in on the action on September 13th.
On February 8, Luminary Media launched the first in a monthly series of community events, titled Chronogram Conversations. Nearly 100 invited guests—community leaders, influencers, and creatives—filled the Lace Mill in Midtown Kingston.