Ashokan Center Hosts New Year's Weekend | Daily Dose

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ashokan Center Hosts New Year's Weekend

Posted By on Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
  • Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

It’s been a year since the Ashokan Center opened the rough-hewn wooden doors of the magnificent new buildings on its Olivebridge campus. Last February, you may recall, I did a feature centering on Ashokan curators and renowned roots-folk musicians Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Well, since then the center has been busy presenting a steady stream of classes and “place-based” educational programs in community building, social and emotional learning, language arts, and hands-on living history and field-science research for kids, adults, and families, as well as events and retreats that dovetail nicely with its famed Music and Dance series. And it’s music and dance that will be at the fore during the facility’s New Year’s at Ashokan Weekend, which takes place December 29 through January 1.

Billed as “four days of music and dance workshops, performances, and dances featuring old-time, swing, and Cajun music, and waltz, contra, and square dancing,” the culture-rich happening culminates with a communal dinner and dance party on New Year’s Eve at the site. Performing acts include the Revelers, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason and Swingology, and the Russet Trio; also scheduled are music instruction workshops, song swaps, jam sessions, and intimate classes in traditional folk dancing. What better way to bid 2013 an "Ashokan Farewell"?

As a taste, here’s a bit of Jay and Molly, Story Laurie McIntosh, and Ira McIntosh at Ashokan’s Maple Fest earlier this year:


For information and reservations, call (845) 657-8333 or visit http://ashokancenter.org/.

  • Pin It
  • Email
  • Favorite

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Saugerties Writer's Club @ Saugerties Public Library

Saugerties Writer's Club

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. — Do you like to write? Have you ever thought of writing? Join...

6th Annual Summer Hoot

Fri., Aug. 24, Sat., Aug. 25 and Sun., Aug. 26 — A 3-day music festival at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY (20...
Huichica Hudson Music Festival @ Chaseholm Farm

Huichica Hudson Music Festival

Fri., Aug. 24, 3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 25, 3 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 26, 3 p.m. — The Huichica Music Festival returns to the Hudson Valley this summer for...
Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018 @ Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018

June 16-Nov. 11 — The works in the exhibition recognize the universal human desire to experience...
Putnam County Wine & Food Fest @ Patterson Fire Department

Putnam County Wine & Food Fest

Aug. 25-26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Enjoy the best wine and spirits New York has to offer, plus...

View all of today's events

Latest in Daily Dose

Top Commenters

Current Issue

August 1-31, 2018
Issue Cover