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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

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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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Friday, May 25, 2018

TONIGHT: Stick to Local 2018 Launch Party at Arrowood

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2018 at 11:20 AM

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"Eat local" is a mantra to live by—for our health, for the environment, for the strength of our economy and community. The brainchild of Accord-based artist Maria Reidelbach (the genius behind Kelders Farm's giant gnome), Stick to Local, is a fun, gameified way to keep this mantra alive in our consciousness while getting to know area farms.

The project is a map of Hudson Valley farms and food businesses. Participants must visit each farm to earn a colorful sticker to complete the map. The free folding maps have spots for each colorful, theme-shaped sticker from places like Kelder's Farm, Westwind Orchard, and the Kingston Farmers' Market. There are also incentives for collecting stickers like free mini golf passes and a chance to win a stay at the Pine Ridge Dude Ranch.
Stick to Local will celebrate its fourth birthday and the launch of the 2018 stickering season TONIGHT at Arrowood Brewery in Accord. Set amid the climbing rows of hops, with the sounds of ducks quacking and sheep baahing in the background, this farm brewery is the perfect location for this launch party. 

Aside from the delicious beers (cash bar), there will be food from Stick to Local Farms Cookbook, made from the bounty of Rondout Valley farms annd bubble tea from The Den of Marbletown. Seed Song farmer Creek Iverson will be onsite with the Tinhorn Calico Farm Band to sing traditional field work songs, along with a bunch of other area producers. Grab a beer, get your map, and meet some farmers while you do. 

Stick to Local Farms Launch Party
Friday, May 25, 5-7:30pm
Arrowood Farms

Location Details Arrowood Farms
236 Lower Whitfield Road
Accord, NY
(828) 308-1634
Farms and Breweries
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Sloan Wainwright Headlines Rootstock This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM

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  • Sloan Wainwright
Founded last year with the mission of “helping farmers stay rooted,” Rootstock is a local folk music festival that’s certainly, well, growing. The second installment takes place this Saturday and features four stellar acts, food, and other events related to sustainable living, with proceeds from the event going toward to the establishment of emergency relief grants for New York farmers in need. Performers this year include Sloan Wainwright, Twisted Pine, Daisycutter, and Jacob Bernz.

“Farming is a high-stakes calling, where a farmer’s livelihood is often dependent upon unpredictable elements, like weather,” says event organizer and Daisycutter vocalist Sara Milonovich. “For many, the margins are often so slim that one catastrophe can be all that stands between survival and going out of business. With every farm that disappears, we jeopardize our nation’s food security and access, and risk losing our valuable green space to development… When disaster strikes, the amount of time it takes to get aid can be crucial to a farm’s recovery. The goal of Rootstock is to establish an emergency fund that farmers can access in times of crisis.”

Here’s Sloan Wainwright and her band performing the low-down blues “Meet Me in the Morning”:

Rootstock 2018 will take place on May 12 from noon to 6pm at Scenic Hudson’s Red Barn at Long Dock Park in Beacon, New York. Early bird tickets are available now for $20 at the Rootstock website: https://www.rootstockfest.org/concert.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

New Year’s Eve, Family-Style

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 8:00 AM

New Year's at Noon at the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
  • New Year's at Noon at the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

Just because the New Year ushers in way past bedtime doesn’t mean families need leave the little ones out of New Year’s Eve celebrations. There are plenty of parties and opportunities to ring in 2018, family-style.

New Year’s at Noon hosted by the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum at 75 North Water Street in Poughkeepsie from 9:30a-12:30p. It’s the biggest party of the year with pop music, dancing, and surprises every hour on the countdown to noon. $10 per person MHCM Members, $14 per person non-members. This event will sell out, so grab tickets in advance using the “Find Ticket” link on Facebook.

Children’s New Year’s Eve Party hosted by Hyde Park Roller Magic at 4178 Albany Post Road in Hyde Park from 12p-3p. Add some noise makers, games, prizes, and a photo booth to your skating. There’s a balloon drop finale countdown. Admission is $7; skate rental is $2 quads/$4 blades; non-skating adults are free. See Facebook for more.

Family New Year’s Eve Party hosted by Wood’n Wheel at 365 Broadway, Route 9W in Ulster Park from 12-3:30p. Annual fun for the whole family with hats, horns, novelties, games, prizes, refreshments, and a grand finale balloon drop. Admission is $11; skate rental is $3.50. Arcade games are available a la carte. Learn more on the Facebook event.

New Year’s Eve Dance + Dinner hosted by the Ashokan Center at 477 Beaverkill Road in Olivebridge from 6p on. Ring in the New Year with dinner, live music, and dancing at the family-friendliest spot around. Two dance halls will feature swing, Cajun, waltzing, contras, and squares beginning at 8p, followed by late night Zydeco. Family-style dinner starts at 6p with options for vegan and gluten-free eaters. Make it a sleepover! Overnight bunk and breakfast packages are available.

If you’re not in the party mood, but want to make the New Year meaningful for kids and teens, try the Water Ceremony at the River hosted by The Dreaming Goddess at the Poughkeepsie Waterfront from 10-10:30a. It’s the final circle of the year and this will be a Water Prayer Ceremony, where people can send out prayers for a better world for all. The event is weather permitting, so check the Facebook page before you go.

Make it a weekend with events before and after New Year’s Eve in Kingston.

Preparing for 2018! Tarot Readings with Silvia Forni hosted by Anahata at 35 North Front Street, Floor 2, in Kingston on Saturday, December 30th from 1-4p. Become more aligned with heart and soul desires, and get clear about goals, wishes, and dreams for 2018. What is it you want to release or manifest this year? 20 minutes for $20. Book by emailing Theresa@anahatakingston.com and receive a coupon for a discounted reading in 2018.

Day 1 Walk on Monday, January 1 from 1-4p. Start the year walking together, seeing each other as fellow human beings. It’s not a march, or a rally, or a protest. It’s just a chance to walk, get to know each other, and start the year from a unified place. The walk starts at Dietz Stadium at 170 North Front Street in Kingston, and travels two miles downtown to the Riverport Wooden Boat School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum at 50 Rondout Landing in Kingston, where there will be hot beverages.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Slam Allen Brings New Year's Bang to Beacon

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Slam Allen
  • Slam Allen
Hudson Valley bluesman Slam Allen made his bones by leading the legendary James Cotton’s backing band for several years. But more recently he’s been leading his own bands and releasing his own albums, performing steadily across the US, Europe, and South America. And this Sunday he’s bringing his searing soul fire to the Towne Crier for a blues-blasting New Year’s Eve celebration.

Before becoming a formidable singer and guitarist, Allen played drums in his family’s soul band the Allen Brothers. The New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee has racked up dozens of awards, including a number 11 placing in blues bible Living Blues for his 2015 release Feel These Blues.

Here, Slam and his band stretch out on the epic “Been Mistreated” back in 2014:

The Slam Allen Band will perform at the Towne Crier in Beacon, New York, on December 31 at 9:30pm. Willa & Company will open. Tickets $45-$100. For more information, call (845) 855-1300 or visit http://www.townecrier.com/.

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Roswell Rudd (1935-2017)

The Kerhonkson jazz great passed away last Thursday.

Posted By on Sun, Dec 24, 2017 at 4:00 AM

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The news has certainly been depressing enough lately, so I’m sad to bring more as a parting shot to this largely lousy year, but here goes: Last Thursday the great trombonist, composer, and Kerhonkson resident Roswell Rudd lost a long battle with prostate cancer.

Rudd, 82, was the leading and most influential trombonist of the early free jazz movement that developed in New York during the early 1960s. His name-making work from this heady era includes the albums he made with saxophonist Archie Shepp for the Impulse! label; 1964’s ESP-Disk debut by the New York Art Quartet and New York Eye and Ear Control film soundtrack; and numerous collaboration with Steve Lacy, Cecil Taylor, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden, Pharoah Sanders, Gato Barbieri, Larry Coryell, the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, and others. In addition to being a trailblazer on his instrument, the one-time Bard College educator and Alan Lomax assistant was a pioneer of world/Western music fusion, a practice he explored on his later albums as a leader, such as 2002’s MALIcool and 2005’s stunning Blue Mongol. His most recent release was this year’s Embrace.

Besides being an intrepid musical explorer, Rudd was easily one of the warmest and sweetest souls I’ve encountered in my years as a Hudson Valley music journalist. In 2009 I profiled him for Chronogram.

Here he is in collaboration with Sonic Youth circa 2006 on a version of the traditional “Dry Bones” for a Hal Wilner-curated Harry Smith Project concert in New York:

Rudd is survived by his life partner, the producer and ethnomusicologist Verna Gillis; and his two sons from prior partners, Christopher and Greg Rudd. Chronogram’s condolences go out to all of them and the rest of the late musician’s friends and other relations.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

James Maddock Sings in Rosendale

Posted By on Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM

James Maddock
  • James Maddock
British singer-songwriter James Maddock rose to fame as the frontman of Americana outfit Wood, whose Top Five single “Stay You” was featured prominently on TV’s “Dawson’s Creek.” Maddock, now based in New York, will pay the Rondout Creek a visit when he plays the Rosendale Café on December 30.

In addition to appearing on “CBS This Morning” and “Late Night with David Letterman,” Maddock has performed with no less than Bruce Springsteen himself. Prior to forming Wood, he fronted earnest indie outfit Fire Next Time.

In this sepia-shot video, he croons Wood’s signature tune at New York’s Rockwood Music Hall, where he’s held down a popular and long-running residency:

To download the tracks and learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/ElvisPerkinsMusic/. For more information on the Emergent Fund, visit https://www.emergentfund.net/grantees.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Big Takeover to Ring in New Year in Woodstock

Posted on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

The Big Takeover
  • The Big Takeover
One New Year’s Eve, but so many great New Year’s Eve gigs to choose from. What’s an upstate music fan to do? Hey, all I can do is plug the ones I can here. The rest is up to you. So here’s another: everyone’s local reggae faves the Big Takeover at Colony.

Formed in New Paltz in 2007 and fronted by the alluring NeeNee Rushie, the Big Takeover has taken their rocksteady stew of ska and roots reggae all around the continental U.S. and released their fourth album, Silly Girl, this year.

Here’s the band stirring it up with “Stay with Me” at the 2015 Summer Hoot:

Knock Yourself Out will perform with the Octomen, MSL, Dirt Bikes, and M Roosevelt at Quinn’s in Beacon, New York, on December 31 at 8:30pm. A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, call (845) 202-7447 or visit https://www.facebook.com/QuinnsBeacon/.

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