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Thursday, June 28, 2018

In Honor of the 4th, 9 Days of Fireworks!

Posted on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 2:08 PM


When Independence Day fall on a Wednesday, there's lots to be thankful for—a five-day weekend for many and—holy freedom fries!—SO MANY FIREWORKS!

All over the Hudson Valley, the skies will be lit up over the next 8 days to celebrate the glorious and free America. Most festivities include live music and food. So pick your favorite town and stake out a spot for the starlit spectacle.

East Fishkill - 6/29

9:15pm. East Fishkill Recreation Park, New York 82 & New York 376 Hopewell Junction, 12533.

Accord - 6/29

Head to the dirt track speedway for the Fireworks Extravaganza. They will race all divisions plus have Chicken BBQ and fireworks at dusk. SAccord Speedway, 299 Whitfield Road, Accord, NY 12404.

Albany/Troy - 6/29-7/5

There are fireworks all over the capital region. See the full list.

Carmel - 6/30

6-10pm. Join your friends, family, and neighbors as they spread out on the lawn with blankets, chairs, and food listening to great music followed by fireworks. Local folk singer Susan Wright will kick off the night with the Barbershop singers. The Mad Hatters will play at 7pm, followed at 7:30 pm by Kati Mac and Southeast Station. Fireworks will begin around 9:15 pm after the music. Fireworks rain date: 7/7. (845) 228-2685. Arts on the Lake, 640 Route 52, Carmel.

Germantown - 6/30

Live music, food vendors, games and activities for the kids from 4pm on. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Rain date: July 2. Admission: $3 per person or $15/car load. Palatine Park, 50 Palatine Road, Germantown.

Brewster - 7/1

Join the Southeast Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday evening. Live music starts at 7:30pm and fireworks start at 9:30pm. Rain date: 7/7. Highlands Shopping Center, Independent Way, Brewster, NY 10509.

Beacon - 7/1

5pm. After nearly getting cancelled, Beacon's firework show is back ON! Head to the Memoral Park on Sunday evening for live music and food vendors. Fireworks start at 9pm. Memorial Park, Robert Cahill Drive, Beacon. If you'd rather be on the water for the fireworks head to the Beacon dock at 6pm and join Clearwater for a sunset sail on both 7/1 and 7/2.

Palenville - 7/2

3pm. Live music starts the day off with a concert by The Cagneys and B-Boys. Food and drinks will be available for sale, and fireworks at 9pm. Rip Van Winkle Country Club, 3200 NY-23A, Palenville, NY 12463

Newburgh - 7/3

6-10pm. This year Newburgh is joining its Community Day and Independence Day celebration into one big party. Food, games, fireworks, and more, with live music from the Funk Junkies. Cronomer Hill Park, Newburgh, 12550.

Catskill - 7/3

6pm. Celebrate the 4th with a good old fashioned American BBQ with ice cream and lawn games, followed by fireworks at dusk. Scribner's Catskill Lodge. 

Wappingers Falls 7/3 & 7/5

The Dutchess County Stadium will have fireworks after the Hudson Valley Renegades vs. Aberdeen game on Tuesday at the game against Staten Island on Thursday. Game starts at 7:05pm. 1500 New York 9D, Wappingers Falls, 12590. (845) 838-0094.

Bannerman Island - 7/3

7-10pm. The Bannerman Castle Trust's Tour Boat, the Estuary Steward, will depart for the island from the Beacon dock at 7:00pm. Get a full island tour, then reboard the boat to watch Newburgh's fireworks from the middle of the Hudson River. Beacon dock, Red Flynn Drive, Beacon.

Monroe - 7/3

4pm. Food and fun for the whole family! Fireworks start approximately 9pm. Rain date: 7/6. Lake St & Millpond Pkwy, Monroe, 10950.

Germantown - 7/4

2-10pm. Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Independence Day at Clermont Historic Site, with 18th century crafts, Re-enactors, music and entertainment. A great day for young families. Later, enjoy live music and delicious hot food until you're able to enjoy a view of the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River. $15 per car. (518) 537-4240. Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown.

Cairo - 7/4

Head to the Town Park at 6pm for fun and fireworks at dusk. Angelo Canna Town Park, Mountain Avenue Cairo, NY 12413.

Windham - 7/4

The town of Windham will come alive of the 4th, with a sidewalk sale, food, music, and the annual sidewalk sale. For choice views of the night's fireworks, buy a lift ticket to Windham Mountain. Fireworks start at 9pm. Windham Mountain Resort, 19 Resort Drive, Windham.

Saugerties - 7/4

Saugerties will hold its great 4th of July Parade on Wednesday morning. Line-up for the Parade is 10am on Washington Avenue, across from the High School. Step off is at 11am. Fireworks at dusk. Cantine Field, Pavilion St, Saugerties, NY 12477.

Kingston - 7/4

The City of Kingston Fireworks Festival returns to the historic Rondout waterfront. LIve music at 5pm. Fireworks over the water at 9:30pm. Have a bite to eat, picnic on a boat, or bring a lawn chair. T.R. Gallo Waterfront Park, W. Strand Street, Kingston, NY 12401.

Poughkeepsie - 7/4
Head to the epic Walkway Over the Hudson for fireworks over the water at dusk. Tickets are $12.50 for the general public and $10 to Walkway members. Kids ages 10 and under are free but registration is required. Rain date: 7/5. Walkway Over the Hudson State Park and Waryas Park.

Ellenville - 7/4

Join in the fun at Liberty Square, where people will gather at 12pm for arts, crafts, food, and a full-blown Parade with floats and bands. There will also be fireworks after dusk at Joseph Y. Resnick Airport, Ellenville. (845) 647-4620; ewcoc.com.

Cornwall - 7/4

Fourth of July in Cornwall is a BIG DEAL. There is a nonprofit committee, a website and a whole day of activities starting at 7am, with a parade at 5pm and fireworks at 9:30 pm 183 Main Street, Cornwall, 12518.

Katonah - 7/4
8-10pm. Celebrate July 4th the Caramoor way. During Pops, Patriots, and Fireworks, Caramoon will pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein alongside other grand symphonic works with the esteemed Westchester Symphonic Winds and two stellar alumni from Caramoor’s Schwab Vocal Rising Stars. Then, stick around for a proper ending to the evening with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and fireworks. $30-$90. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah

New Paltz - 7/6

The Town of New Paltz will celebrate Independence day with music, food, festivities, and fireworks at dusk. Ulster County Fairgrounds. 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz, 12561.

Tannersville - 7/7

3pm. Things kick off in the quaint town of Tannersville with a parade down Main Street followed by a festival at Rip Van Winkle Lake with live music from 4-7pm and fireworks at dusk. Main Street, Tannerville.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

The National Throws a Release Party at Basilica Hudson

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 11:54 AM

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Indie Rock band The National are gearing up for the release of their next album, Sleep Well Beast, on September 8. The drawn-out album hype process stokes the fire of giddy anticipation.

Today, The National released the single "Guilty Party" off the forthcoming album, which was recorded right here at the Hudson Valley at Long Pond. In celebration, the band is throwing a Guilty Party at Basilica Hudson on July 14 and 15. Other performers include Buke & Gase, Nadia Sirota, and Mouse on Mars. Video artist Casey Reas, who directed the “Guilty Party” music video, will be onsite as well, contributing live projection.

The majority of The National’s shows during the upcoming album release world tour have sold out, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to see them right here at home.

The band has released 700 tickets for each night and they're now available for purchase here with a portion of ticket sales benefiting Basilica Hudson.
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SuperTone Music Festival Returns to Hillsdale

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM

R. Ring
  • R. Ring

So many summer music festivals here in the Hudson Valley, but only so much space in our June issue every year to mention them all. But luckily there’s the Daily Dose, where I can alert you to any such events that didn’t make it into our print edition—such as the SuperTone Music Festival, which happens on July 22.

The day-long festival, which benefits the Hillsdale Fire Company, hosts country, folk, and indie rock in an intimate, family-friendly setting. This year’s bill has R. Ring (featuring Kelly Deal of the Breeders), Ian Felice, Mail the Horse, Sauerkraut Seth, the Wayside Drifters, J.P. Harris and Chance McCoy, Bat Fangs, Lewis Monroe, John Hatchett, and the long-awaited return of Sasha Pearl plus more. Local food and arts vendors will also be featured throughout the day.

Here, R. Ring perform "Fall Out and Fire":

The SuperTone Music Festival will take place at Roe-Jan Park in Hillsdale, New York, on July 22 starting at 1pm. Tickets are $35-$48. For more information, call (646) 269-9216 or visit http://www.oldtonemusicfestival.com/supertone/.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dead Empires Honor New Album in Kingston

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM


Hudson Valley band Dead Empires have been making quite a ruckus these past few years—a sludgy, all-instrumental, prog-metal ruckus, to be specific. Recently, though, the group added the power of words and blips to its molten cauldron when it began working with a vocalist and synthesizer player, Jason Sherman of New Jersey’s Torrential Downpour. Next week, the unit heralds the release of their third album (title unknown) with a performance at the Anchor.

Here’s the expanded lineup at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn earlier this year:

Dead Empires will perform at the Anchor in Kingston, New York, on July 7. The Escape Rope will open. Show starts at 9:30pm. Donation requested. For more information, call (845) 853-8124 or visit http://theanchorkingston.com/.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

The CENTER’s Family Series Begins July 8th

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM

  • courtesy of the CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

Every summer Saturday morning when I was little girl, you could spy me on my Big Wheels trailing after my big sister towards the local theater for the Saturday morning children’s shows. Jill was tasked with holding the money our mom gave us and buying our tickets, and she always made sure we each got a brownie at intermission. We saw every fairytale there was, and lingered after each show to wait for the actors to greet their young audience. It was thrilling every time the house lights dimmed, the red curtain lifted, and every time Belle or Princess Aurora stepped out the backstage door to say hello. And brownies at 10a might just be the best a kid’s life can get!

The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck is welcoming back their Saturday Family Series on July 8th with Storybook Tales: Pinocchio and Robin Hood, a 45-minute adventure, brimming with audience participation and hilarity. You can make your own family memories every summer Saturday through August 19th with classic shows, shortened to about 50 minutes just for children and families. Sleeping Beauty will be performed with marionettes, and a special performance by Keith Bindlestiff of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus will journey through the American midway, from jaw-dropping Sideshow feats to Big Top stunts and circus skills. Families can even see their own children and friends perform in the Saturday Family Series at the CENTER when shows are performed by the CENTER’s own Kids on Stage and musical theater workshop.

Thanks to a special grant from Stewart’s Shops, all tickets this summer are just $7, for children and adults. “We are so grateful for this generous grant, which allows us to continue to offer professional family fare at affordable prices,” said Babette Fasolino, The CENTER’s Education Director.

The CENTER’s Saturday Morning Family Series – Summer 2017 at The CENTER For Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308 in Rhinebeck: Saturdays, July 8-August 19th; all performances begin at 11:00 a.m. and are approximately 50 minutes in length. Tickets may be reserved online, in advance or sold at the door one hour prior to the show. Or call the Box Office at (845) 876-3080.
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Electric Mess Rocks Woodstock

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM

The Electric Mess
  • Heron Furtwangler
  • The Electric Mess

This is a week for memorable band names here at the Daily Dose. On Tuesday, I told you about New York grindcore trio Vomit Fist’s show in Beacon on June 30, and today I’m hipping you to an upcoming appearance by another gang of rockin’ New Yorkers: garage punk/psych greats the Electric Mess, who, coincidentally, will be at the newly revamped Colony the same night.

Formed in 2007, the Electric Mess are, admittedly, a personal fave of yer ol’ music editor. Fronted by the growling/yowling Esther Crow, the quintet’s sound is further defined by the wheezing, ’60s-retro-organ of Oweinama Biu, the Jeff Beck-ish pyrotechnics of guitarist Dan Crow, and the rave-up-having rhythm section of bassist Derek Davidson and drummer Alan J. Camlet. Aficionados of both the Nuggets and Pebbles compilations and the ’77 punk sound will find much to like with this band.

Dig what I mean:

The Electric Mess and Nightmares for a Week will perform at Colony in Woodstock, New York, on June 30 at 9pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information, call (845) 679-7625 or visit http://www.colonywoodstock.com/.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Vomit Fist Grinds it Up in Beacon

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Vomit Fist
  • Vomit Fist

Beacon promoter James Keepnews keeps the good news coming for local lovers of out jazz and other forms of extreme music. Falling within the realm of the latter is New York grindcore trio Vomit Fist, who Keepnews is bringing to the Howland Cultural Center on June 30.

The band, which in 2015 was awarded Best Band Name by the Village Voice, is comprised of guitarist Nick Didkovsky (Fred Frith Guitar Quartet, Doctor Nerve, Häßliche Luftmasken), who has composed for a number of ensembles including Bang On A Can, ETHEL, and Meridian Arts Ensemble; drummer Leo Didkovsky (Diabolicus, Space Ass, Mucus), and singer Malcolm Hoyt (Adela and the Ucars, Space Ass, Mucus).

They describe their music as “fast, blackened grindcore,” which, judging by the video below for “Frogmen,” seems fairly accurate:

Vomit Fist will perform at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, New York, on June 30 at 8pm. 100 and Zero will open. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (845) 831-4988 or visit http://www.howlandculturalcenter.org/.

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Monday, June 19, 2017


Posted By on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM

  • courtesy of the Center for Creative Education

The mission of the Center for Creative Education (CCE) is to enrich the social and cultural awareness of youth and community through arts, wellness, and education, and they do that through educational programming. So is it any surprise they’re hosting one of the biggest, free health and wellness fairs in the Hudson Valley? The Third Annual Diversity Parade & 7th Annual Let's Move! Ulster Health Fair and Celebration happens Wednesday, June 21st on the Rondout in Kingston.

The CCE is actually multiple centers. In their a main site in midtown Kingston, there are weekly drumming, dance, and fitness classes, and a homeschool hub with classes in art, Shakespeare, technology, and mythology for 10-15-year-olds. The Kingston site is home to three award-winning youth dance ensembles, as well as the Percussion Orchestra of Kingston (P.O.O.K), which brightens every Stockade FC home game at Dietz Stadium. A second site in Beacon also offers classes in music and dance, as well as youth improv, a string orchestra, and a local artist series. Plus, the CCE provides a wide array of classes in dance, music, fitness, theater, spoken word, computer arts technology and the visual arts in school districts throughout the Hudson Valley. They recently launched a successful Project Based Learning pilot program in partnership with the Kingston City School District, to help raise graduation rates among minority students.

The 3rd Annual Diversity Day Parade starts at Kingston Catholic School at 5p, when people will dance their way down Broadway. At the bottom of the hill in Gallo Park, the Let’s Move! Ulster Health Fair and Celebration will keep the party going until 8p. There will be a “flash mob” facilitated by CCE Executive Director Bryant “Drew” Andrews, fitness demonstrations such as DXF® – Dance Xross Fitness®, Yoga, Pound® and Zumba®, plus live performances from P.O.O.K, Energy Dance Company, and Uptown Swing. The fair is also a chance to learn and engage with community vendors in the health and wellness industry.

"Ulster County has been steadily climbing the Robert Wood Johnson health rankings going from 35 to 15,” said Ulster County Executive, Mike Hein. "I want to encourage all of our residents to participate in the Let's Move! Ulster campaign and attend the Diversity parade where we celebrate Ulster County's greatest asset: our people."

“We are excited to be able to offer the chance for the ENTIRE community to come together in celebration of diversity, health, and movement and we hope many people from Ulster County and beyond join us,” says Andrews.

The 3rd Annual Diversity Day Parade & 7th Annual Let's Move! Ulster Health Fair and Celebration, starting at 5p at Kingston Catholic School, 159 Broadway in Kingston, and ending at T.R. Gallo Park on the waterfront: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017; 5-8p; free! For more information, or to practice in advance for the flash mob with a video tutorial, visit the CCE website and/or the Let's Move! Ulster Facebook page.

Want to be a sponsor, vendor, or parade participant? Call CCE at (845) 338-7664 or email: letsmoveulster@cce4me.org.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lera Lynn Brings Dark Country Sounds to Hudson

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Lera Lynn
  • Lera Lynn

Southern-born Lera Lynn is part of the newer generation of country artists that, thankfully, take their cues from classic country and alternative rock, rather than catering to the dreaded “The Voice”/“American Idol”/monster-truck demographic. On June 24, she’ll bring a bit of her torchy, noirish sound to Club Helsinki when she performs there with John Paul White of the Civil Wars.

The 32-year-old Lynn is an actor as well as a singer-songwriter. After creating music for the second season of HBO’s “True Detective,” she was cast as a recurring character who performs the songs in a dive bar frequented by the main characters.

Here she is in one such scene:

Lera Lynn and John Paul White will perform at Club Helsinki in Hudson, New York, on June 24 at 9pm. Tickets are $25 and $35. For more information, call (518) 828-4800 or visit http://www.helsinkihudson.com/.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

John Hall Jams to Help Hudson Special Needs Facility

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM

John Hall

Whether it’s performance or political activism, John Hall is, well, still the one. The 68-year-old frontman of ’70s hitmakers Orleans (“Still the One,” “Dance with Me”) continues to tour with that band, and even though his term as a US congressman lasted only four years (2007-2011), his efforts on behalf of various progressive causes are ongoing as well. He’ll be doing a bit of both this Friday via an appearance at the 15th annual benefit concert for Triform Camphill Community, a residential and therapeutic community for young adults with special needs located in Hudson.

Hall, who I interviewed for the November 2015 issue of Chronogram, has long combined his music and activism, most famously with his role in the MUSE organization’s series of No Nukes concerts at Madison Square Garden in 1979. For Friday’s event, he’ll be joined by Laurel Massé of the Manhattan Transfer as well as the Triform Bell Choir, which is made up of students from the facility.

Here, Hall performs a solo acoustic rendition of “Still the One” in 2016:

The 15th annual Triform benefit concert will take place at Triform Phoenix Center in Hudson, New York. Tickets for this fundraiser are $75. For more information, call (518) 851-9320 ext. 13 or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2930595.

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