Hudson Valley Art Scene

Arts & Culture

Arts and culture are what define the Hudson Valley.
The communities along the river are cultural wellsprings, with an abundance of performances, like music and dance, and creative communities for artists and writers. The region also boasts world-class theaters and museums, like Dia:Beacon, Bard’s Fisher Center, and the Bardavon. The region’s vibrant culture can only be matched by the Hudson Valley’s history, still evident in the form of its historic buildings, streets, and landmarks.

Summer Arts Preview 2022

Summer Arts Preview 2022

Each year, it is the pleasure and privilege of Chronogram’s editors to bring you the Summer Arts Preview. We admit it’s a daunting task trying to choose what particular festivals, performances, and exhibits to highlight each year out of the Hudson Valley’s vast cultural cornucopia.

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Where To Watch Fireworks This Independence Day

In this guide you can find everywhere to see fireworks and thoroughly celebrate 4th of July this weekend in the Hudson Valley.

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Elegy for an Appetite & 5 Other Books for Your Summer Reading List

Anne Pyburn Craig reviews Shana Loew-Banayan's lyrical memoir Elegy for an Appetite plus five short book reviews for your summer reading pile.

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Album Review: Grampfather | Gramppappies

Jeremy Schwartz reviews Grampfather's latest album Gramppappies.

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Album Review: Reeya Banerjee | The Way Up

Morgan Y Evans reviews Reeya Banerjee's latest album, The Way Up.

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Album Review: Sam Sadigursky | The Solomon Diaries Vol. 1-3

Seth Rogovoy reviews Sam Sadigursky's latest album The Solomon Diaries Vol. 1.

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Sound Check: Al Olender's Listening Picks | July 2022

Kingston-based singer-songwriter Al Olender, who's debut album just dropped, shares her favorite recent tunes.

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"Incorrigibles: Bearing Witness to the Incarcerated Girls of New York” at Ann Street Gallery

The New Exhibit Gives Voice to Thousands of Girls Incarcerated Throughout the 20th Century
"Incorrigibles,” at Ann Street Gallery, gives voice to those sent to the New York Training School for Girls in Hudson.

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Cultural Shows To Catch in July 2022

Tisziji Munoz Quartet with Paul Shaffer and John Medeski | July 10 Billed as a tribute to beloved venue owner Tony Falco, who was felled by COVID in 2021, this date at the Falcon features a returning favorite: Tisziji Munoz, whose quartet is augmented for the night by two of the avant-garde jazz guitarist’s frequent collaborators, Paul Shaffer (“The Late Show with David Letterman”) and John Medeski (Medeski, Martin and Wood). After several years as a sideman with Pharoah Sanders, Munoz made his debut as a leader with the 1978 album Rendezvous with Now on the seminal India Navigation record label and has appeared on dozens of discs since then. (Becca Stevens and the Secret Trio sneak in July 3; Cuboricua! slings salsa July 9.) 7pm. Donation requested. Marlboro.  Negative Approach | July 14 “Ready to fight, fight, fight, fight, fight!” Detroit’s unchallenged kings of hardcore punk, the great Negative Approach, bash their way mid-month to Empire Live’s offshoot club Empire Underground. Formed in 1981 and fronted by the blow-torch throat of the tough-as-the-streets-he-walks vocalist John Brannon (Laughing Hyenas, Easy Action), the pioneering Midwestern band’s first album, 1983’s Tied Down, is regularly cited as one of the genre’s most influential classics. Live, the band’s brick wall of life-affirming, cathartic, majestically mean-ass rock ’n’ roll is truly something to behold. With Raw Brigade, the World, Buzzard, and Street Hassle. (Spoon dishes it up July 8; the Goddamn Gallows hang out August 3.) 7pm. $20, $25. Albany.  “Masters of the Telecaster” with G.E. Smith and Jim Weider | July 15 This evening at the Bearsville Theater brings together two of the leading exponents of the Fender Telecaster electric guitar: G.E. Smith, who led the Saturday Night Live Band for 10 years and has toured and recorded with Bob Dylan, Hall and Oates, Mick Jagger, Roger Waters, and others; and local luminary Jim Weider, who took over Robbie Robertson’s slot when The Band reunited in 1985 and was a steady member of the Levon Helm Band. The show’s blues rock-heavy set list will include songs by Roy Buchanan, Little Richard, Neil Young, Jimmy Reed, Steve Winwood, Sam Cooke, and more. (Sean Rowe sings July 3; Gratefully Yours honors Jerry Garcia July 30.) 8pm. $40-$60. Bearsville.  Graham Nash | July 23 Grammy Award- and OBE-winning singer-songwriter Graham Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame not once, but twice: as a founding member of British Invasion greats the Hollies, and as a charter member of the folk rock super group Crosby, Stills, and Nash/ Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Among his most ubiquitous compositions are the hits “Marrakesh Express,” “Teach Your Children,” and “Our House,” the latter a song he wrote as a loving tribute to Joni Mitchell. Here, the Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee makes a visit to the stately Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. (The High Kings ascend July 21; Chris Isaak croons July 27.) 8pm. $41-$86. Great Barrington, Massachusetts.  Gordon Lightfoot | July 26 You know the voice—as full and deep as Lake Superior, which borders his Canadian homeland—and the songs he’s written and sung—"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “That’s What You Get for Lovin’ Me,” “Rainy Day People,” and so many more. In a rare and overdue return to the Hudson Valley, the legendary singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot comes to UPAC for this late-July performance, bringing hits and deep cuts from across his over-50-year career. (The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie welcomes Girl Named Tom on July 15 and Graham Nash on July 22.) 8pm. $56-$131. Kingston.  “Voices from the Woodstock Fringe”| July 9, 10, 16, 17 As the Woodstock Fringe festival celebrates its 20th year, the event will present “Voices from the Woodstock Fringe,” a grouping of three new solo plays at the historic Byrdcliffe Theater. “Brother’s Keeper,” written and performed by Wallace Norman, follows the life of its LGBTQ+ central character, William. In Bette Carlson Siler’s comedy “Doris Does the Edinboiger Fridge,” the elderly titular character holds forth on risqué, taboo topics. Ric Siler’s “Like a Sack of Potatoes” is described as “a hillbilly gothic tale of an Appalachian tobacco farmer’s love for his family and the extremes he will go to to protect them.” $30. Woodstock.  “Romeo & Juliet” | July 15-September 18 The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and its director, Gaye Taylor Upchurch, will offer audiences a daring new interpretation of the play that’s perhaps Shakespeare’s most iconic romantic tragedy: the tale of two star-crossed lovers known as “Romeo & Juliet.” Starring longtime HVSF favorite actors Kurt Rhoads and Nance Williamson in the title roles, this new spin on the immortal work reinforces the notion that, as per the festival’s description of the production, “while youth may be only skin-deep, true beauty is a quality of the soul, and—in the end—love conquers all.” $10-$95. Garrison.  Rosendale Street Festival | July 16-17 Following a two-year pandemic hiatus, the glorious and beloved Rosendale Street Festival will once again take over the town’s Main Street for a full weekend of family fun, food, vendors, and live music by more than 80 local bands. Founded in 1978 by Rosendale icon and festival emcee “Uncle Willy” Guldy to celebrate his birthday, the free, volunteer-run fair draws delighted festivalgoers from far and wide to take in its colorful parade with performances on seven stages, kids crafts and activities, film presentations at the Rosendale Theatre, and more. Rosendale.  “Punk Rock Movie Night” | July 21 at Colony Never mind Hulu’s recent Sex Pistols dramatized series “Pistol,” here’s the real deal. Colony will present a special screening of two new documentaries that focus on the culture-rattling punk rock explosion of the late 1970s. The main feature, Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC, produced by Danny Garcia, centers on one of the crucial crucibles of the early New York punk scene: the legendary nightclub Max’s Kansas City. First up, however, is the short feature Sid: The Final Curtain, which contains rare footage of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious’s very last performances at Max’s in 1978. 7pm. $8-$10. Woodstock.  New York Stage and Film Presents “Sweet Chariot” | July 22-24 at Powerhouse Theater “[A]n Afrofuturistic exploration of the sorted [sic] line between escape and resilience, posing the question: Is true liberation only possible for Black people beyond Earth?” That’s how New York Stage and Film describes playwright Eric Lockley’s new play “Sweet Chariot,” which is being developed with the Movement Theatre Company through NYSF at Vassar College’s Powerhouse Theater, where it will be staged this month. The sci-fi yarn spins its web around the lead character Marcus, “a down and out teacher [who] launches himself on a journey across planets and centuries.” $25. Poughkeepsie.  Beacon Open Studios | July 22-24 This free, city-wide, weekend-long event showcases artists who live or work in Beacon, encouraging them to open their private art studios to visitors, who can follow a map that shepherds them along a self-guided tour of over 50 artists. This year marks the 14th anniversary of the event, which has become one of the largest of its kind in the Hudson Valley. Participating artists for the 2022 Beacon Open Studios include Devin Mattera, Tom Kenny, Rob Lundberg, John Procario, Chris Sanders, Kat Spontak, Jan Dolan, Beth DeWit, Meghan Spiro, Alyssa Follansbee, Katrin Reifeiss, Evan Samuelson, and others. Beacon.  DakhaBrakha | July 29 “I think one of the most powerful things that DakhaBrakha can offer is that they show both that there is a very rich past in Ukraine, and they show this by bringing together a diversity of musical practices from different regions of Ukraine, from different ethnic groups within Ukraine,” says Bard College ethnomusicologist Maria Sonevytsky about the Kyiv group, who bring their defiant folk/cabaret/jazz/rock/hip-hop stew to Colony. “And they fuse them together in a beautiful way that also suggests a future for Ukraine. It gives the lie to Putin’s propaganda that Ukraine has no culture or history of its own.” (Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads do Talking Heads in a reggae style-ee July 2; Stephen Clair strums and sings July 24.) 7pm. $20, $25. Woodstock.  Taiko Masala | July 30 at Widow Jane Mine After several legendary performances at the site, the traditional Japanese percussion troupe Taiko Masala will make another thunderous return to the Snyder Estate’s Widow Jane Mine at the end of this month. Led by master drummer Hiro Kurashima, the ensemble fuses Japanese martial arts with dance and music played on traditional instruments like shakuhachi, fue, and koto, along with powerful, precise, and complex drumming that utilizes an arsenal of handmade instruments that range from small hand-held drums to the mammoth, 250-pound o-daiko drum. 2pm. $25. Rosendale.  ...

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A Night of Neo-Benshi at Hudson Hall

Poet-Performers Revive the Lost Art on July 30
At “Flow Chart Cabaret Cinema,” hosted by Hudson Hall on July 30, poet-performers revive the art of neo-benshi.

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Ben Eichert's Therapeutic Self-Portraits

For artist Ben Eichert his digitally manipulated photographic self-portraits are a cathartic release from depression and anxiety and PTSD from childhood trauma.

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Poetry | July 2022

Poems by Deirdre Alpert, Bella Barbera, Daniel Brown, Madelyn Crews, Alec Gourley (Algo), John Grey, Steven A. Grogan, Patrick Hammer, Jr, Shelby Lintel, Dawn Marar, Kayla Noble, Richard Smyth, Susan Liev Taylor, and Roger Whitson. Edited by Phillip X Levine.

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The Paintings of Ashley Williams

A Vocabulary for Communicating with Nature
In graphic novel style, the new work of painter Ashley Williams reflects the isolation of the pandemic as well as inspiration from nature and is on view July 2-31 at Headstone Gallery.

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Let's Get Weird: A New Artist-Run Shop in Ellenville

Eleanor Friedberger, Michael Berryhill, Milton Carter, and Hally Erickson Team Up to Make Objects for Home and Life
In June, singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger and visual artists Michael Berryhill, Milton Carter, and Hally Erickson opened Weird, where they sell art and objects they've made from sculpures and paintings to lighting, furniture, pillows, and knitwear.

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Artemis Design Co. Brings Handcrafted Kilim Shoes to Hudson

Artemis Design Co. and Upstate Rug Supply Are Partnering This Summer
This summer, Artemis Design Co. will pop-up at Upstate Rug Supply’s store in Hudson, selling their trademark footwear made from upcycled, Mid-Century kilim rugs.

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Hawthorne Valley Hosts Summer Field Days

The Farmscape Ecology Program event will take place in Ghent.

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Outdoor Movies to Catch this Summer in the Hudson Valley

Films for Summer 2022
Beyond the region’s slate of drive-in theaters, there are pop-up movie events all over the Hudson Valley for summer 2022. Enjoy your movie night with a cruise, concerts, and joining with mixologists and chefs to make an unforgettable experience for all your senses.

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“Geometry” at Art Sales & Research Gallery

The exhibit highlights the work of the late artist Harold Granucci.

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Upstate Films' Hudson Valley Picture Show Returns Next Month

The open-air traveling cinema festival runs July 1 through October 28
Upstate Films' second Hudson Valley Picture Show will bring classic movies to venues across the Hudson Valley, including Opus 40 in Saugerties, Kaatsban in Tivoli, and Olana in Hudson starting on July 1.

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Molly Crabapple Exhibit Opens at Opus 40

The sculpture park and arts center will herald a show of illustrations by the noted artist, author, and activist with readings and a panel discussion.

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La Guelaguetza comes to Poughkeepsie

Grupo Folclorico de Poughkeepsie is Celebrating Oaxaca Mexican Culture on August 14
This summer, Grupo Folclorico de Poughkeepsie is celebrating the 15th anniversary of La Guelaguetza to celebrate the culture, cuisine, and community of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Women’s Studio Workshop: Upstate Art Book Fair

Art show and book fair hosted in Rosendale on July 23
As a part of Upstate Art Weekend, Women’s Studio Workshop is hosting a book fair on July 23.

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The Baker's Tale: A New Bakery in Highland

The Baker's Tale Recieves a Warm Welcome From Highland
Being the only bakery in Highland, The Baker's Tale sells out frequently. They offer bagels, sourdough bread, croissants, cupcakes, specialty cakes, and many other popular baked goods.

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Three New Exhibitions Open at The Hessel Museum This Month

“Dara Birnbaum: Reaction,” “Black Melancholia,” and “Martine Syms: Grio College” Open on June 25
“Dara Birnbaum: Reaction,” “Black Melancholia,” and "Martine Syms: Grio College” open at the Hessel Museum of Art at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College on June 25.

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“The Crossword Play” Makes Its World Premiere at Ellenville's Shadowland Stages

The intriguing new comedy will open on June 24.

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Angelo Filomeno at Visitor Center Gallery

Recently opened is “In Between Dreams at Dusk,” an exhibit of colorful embroidery works in Newburgh.

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Store Space: A Multiuse Space for Rent with an Artist Bent

In Kingston's Rondout District, this Historic Storefront is Open to Suggestion
Emily Steinfeld, a visual artist who produces work under the name E.S. Mahler, is an expert at constructing new forms from self-made materials. Using the principles of bioplastics, she experiments with recipes to create sustainable substances like algae-based rubber or a baking soda coral, which then become the basis for her sculptures. Conceptually, what she is doing at Store Space in Kingston is not that different. In 2019, using money she inherited from her father’s passing, she bought a c.1890 brick building on Hone Street and set about creating an entirely new “substance” of space. Part artist studio, part gallery, part research den, part gathering place and event venue, the tagline for Store Space is “open to suggestion,” implying the space’s impressionability. Steinfeld conceives of it as an intentionally malleable project, whose shape will continue to take form as people interact with it. “It’s kind of mythical,” Steinfeld says. I’m not so interested in it being a straight gallery, more of a space to see what other people have, but I do try to keep it arts-oriented.” After COVID delays, she finally opened up the space to collaborators in 2021. Last year’s events included a group art show, poetry readings, a dinner, and a Kingston Design Connection showcase. An online “gift shop” offers limited-edition, affordable art from some of the past shows. “I like to connect other people,” Steinfeld says. “The structure hasn't fully figured itself out yet, but I am open to proposals.” Since cool ideas have no bearing on whether or not their author has the funds to execute them, Steinfeld offers a sliding scale based on project and need. “Someone who can pay gets to fund the next person,” she says. Also, each time the space is rented, 10 percent of the income is used to fund free use of the space for local, queer, and/or BIPOC artists. The storefront, which at various times in its history was a grocery store, candy shop, architecture studio, and bohemian commune, has big glass windows that allow sunlight to pour in, soaring tin ceilings, and original wood floors. Steinfeld, who is a web designer by day, lives part-time in the upstairs apartment with her girlfriend Natalie Adler, a writer as well as the editor for the socialist feminist magazine Lux. Steinfeld’s studio is out back in the garage and another studio space downstairs is rented long-term to interdisciplinary artist and RISD professor Kerry Downey. “I don’t love the gallery system, I don’t love the art world,” Steinfeld says. “Store Space—its name and its ethos—is a little bit tongue and cheek about galleries.” Steinfeld imagines the storefront being used for anything from exhibition prep to materials research to pop-up shops. In the future, she hopes to see the concept evolve into a residency, but the logistics involved make that a far-off plan. “I want to develop the basement, I want there to be a kiln—a little bit like Women’s Studio Workshop, where it can be a functional space for research and people looking to develop interesting ideas, whether artists or others,” Steinfeld says. “It’s ok to be incognito and it’s ok to not be an artist.” The connection with the Women’s Studio Workshop is not off-the-cuff. Recently, WSW alum Carlie Waganer rented Store Space for two weeks to do a marbling workshop and catch up on studio time. And in August, WSW interns will mount a group show there. Currently, the space is being occupied by Agnes, a traveling vintage furniture shop. “I was inspired by the 100-year-old grocery store on Hone and designed a space to celebrate vintage furniture and the style it creates,” says Agnes founder Holly Harnisch. Her inventory comes from years of collecting, travels, and her own former living spaces across the country and abroad. Agnes is open at Store Space on weekends through the end of June, 11am-6pm. “I feel a little vulnerable, because I don’t have it figured out—I just have this space,” Steinfeld says. “And I want to make it accessible and sustainable and all the things that make a space cool. It’s overwhelming to sum it up, because it is still becoming. It’s full of potential energy.” ...

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Dan Taulapapa McMullin Art in Hudson

The display features images and art from the poet and artist’s book The Healer’s Wound: A Queer Theirstory of Polynesia.

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Guitarist Panel at Hudson House Distillery

The fourth installment of the “Experiments in Conversation” series will examine the history and mystique of the ubiquitous instrument.

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Poughkeepsie Open Studios Event Returns

The annual art walk is free to the public and will take place on June 18 and 19.

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Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Needs $6 Million In Repairs

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society Mounts Capital Campaign to Fundraise
A recent extensive underwater survey has showed that the beloved Hudson-Athens lighthouse is in desperate need of $6 million in structural repairs to its foundation. The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society is organizing a capital campaign to raise funds for the repairs.

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Dutchess County Fair Returns & Other Fairground Happenings

This year, the Dutchess County Fair returns for its 176th incarnation August 23-28. First held in 1842 as an agricultural fair to promote the region’s many farm producers, manufacturers, artisans, the six-day event continues to be one of the largest and longest-running county fairs in New York State. In its long history, the fair moved around the county several times, but it found a permanent home in 1950 when the Dutchess County Agricultural Society purchased what would become known as the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. This 147-acre property in Rhinebeck is not only the location of the annual food, music, and ag fest, it also hosts a variety of other large-scale public events from car shows to crafts festivals from spring through fall. Here’s what to expect at the fairgrounds in the 2022 season. ENY Livestock Events | June 18-19, July 22-23 True to its agricultural roots, the fairgrounds still has a strong emphasis on local farmers and farm products with multiple events each year. June 18-19 the fairground will host the Eastern New York Summer Classic, a livestock show with competitions for hog, lamb, and cattle. July 22-23 will see the ENY junior heifer show. Both shows have cash prizes. The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival | June 25-26 More than 200 artisans and thousands of visitors will converge on the Dutchess County Fairgrounds for this annual celebration of handmade crafts. A walk through the vendor stalls will reveal clothing and knitted goods, jewelry, and a range of functional and decorative art from paintings and photography to sculptures, ceramics, and mixed media. There will also be food vendors and booths by local wineries and distilleries to keep you full and happy during a day of shopping. For younger kids, there will be a range of entertainment from puppet theater to stilts walkers. 176th Dutchess County Fair | August 23-28 Although it has come to be known for its high-profile music shows, fair rides, and funnel cake, the Dutchess County Fair is at its heart still fiercely an agricultural event. There are a dozen barns housing all types of livestock and three arenas with full daily schedules of competitions, plus lots of demonstrations from milking to shearing. If that’s not your thing, there is still plenty of rides, food, and other fun to be had. On August 23 singer and ventriloquist Darci Lynne will perform and the Friday headliner on August 26 is country chart-topper Chris Janson. There are also areas for horticulture displays, wildlife exhibits, crafts, food vendors, a working blacksmith shop, and a gas-powered engine show. Admission ranges from $13.50 for the day to a $25 weeklong pass, with music shows ticketed separately. The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest | September 10-11 Gourmands and oenophiles get in line because there is something for everyone at this annual celebration of life’s greatest pleasures. Local celebrity chefs will be showing off, wine experts and local vintners will be sharing information and product, and there will be hundreds of food stalls to satiate your appetite. From cooking demos to wine seminars to pantry shopping, you can do a bit of everything at this Labor Day weekend event. Despite the name, this festival also showcases local brewers and distillers in addition to the dizzying selection of wines from all over New York State. Handcrafted Octoberfest | October 1-2 Although handcrafted items are on display at most of the events throughout the fairgrounds’ season, this festival is purely dedicated to craftsmanship. Organized by Quail Hollow, the group behind the juried Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fairs, this is a relatively new harvest festival, which rings in fall with a timely mix of Germanic and autumnal traditions and a spotlight on handmade works. Handcrafted October offers a curated selection of items in more than 10 categories plus fine art pumpkin carving, a petting zoo, craft demonstrations, and an array of family-friendly events from lawn games to carriage rides and a craft tent. Live music will play in the background all weekend as you browse through fine art, jewelry, woodworking, ceramics, textiles, and more. Barn Star Fall Antiques at Rhinebeck | October 8-9 Celebrate the long weekend by scouting out some new vintage finds at this fall corollary to Barn Star’s spring market. Among the new and returning dealers, you’ll find all sorts of decorative and functional antiquities from fine and folk art to furniture from every era, textiles and quilts, estate jewelry, architectural salvage, dinnerware, silver, and more. Book the U-Haul. NYS Sheep & Wool Festival | October 15-16 Sheep & Wool is the fairground’s other big banner event—a fluffy, feel-good, two-day festival of all things ovine. This celebration of the region’s thriving sheep industry and the artisanal products made with wool normally draws tens of thousands of visitors from across the country. This year, programming will be hybrid with some online events and some IRL at the fairgrounds. But fret not, there will still be plenty on offer. From demonstrations in herding, shearing, spinning, and more to a petting zoo, and endless stalls of work by fiber artists and textile makers, the Sheep & Wool festival is a field day for the senses. It’s not just sheep either, there’s a whole bar dedicated to Camelids and Cashmeres (i.e. alpacas, goats, and the like). For those on the production end of things, there are also practical offerings like a breed barn, a sheep sale, and an equipment auction. ...

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts: A World-Class Destination for Live Music and Contemporary Sound Art on a Lush Site in Katonah

Caramoor is a world-class arts destination that boasts a sound art park, historic tours, and a summer schedule jam-packed with acclaimed musical acts like The Silk Road Ensemble directed by Rhiannon Giddens.

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Juneteenth 2022 Events in the Hudson Valley

A variety of local events to celebrate the national holiday
In 2020, Biden designated Juneteenth as an official public holiday. Today, the occasion celebrates Black culture and highlights the ongoing fight for true equality in the United States. Check out these Juneteenth events in the Hudson Valley.

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Widow Jane Mine Opens Music Season

Frenchy and the Punk and the Dust Bowl Faeries will kick off the 2022 concert series.

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Lee Musselman Art Exhibition in Hudson

A show of the late sculptor's works is on view at the historic Princess Beatrix House .

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3 Indie Films Screen at Rosendale Theatre June 8

On June 8, the collective-run theater in Rosendale will present three intriguing feature movies.

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“Art Colonies of Ulster County” in Kingston

The major new exhibit that traces the histories of the Elverhoj, Cragsmoor, and Byrdcliffe art colonies.

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Lake George Music Festival: An Unparalleled Classical Music Experience in the Adirondacks

Lake George Music Festival, one of the nation’s foremost classical music artist retreats, returns to the shores of Lake George in the Adirondacks August 10-18, 2022.

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Summer Fun in Putnam County

A roundup of outdoor activities and festivals to enjoy in Putnam County during the summer.

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MANITOGA: Design • Art • Nature tours @ MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center

MANITOGA: Design • Art • Nature tours

Mondays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 14 — FRI, SAT, SUN and MON May 13 through November 14 90 minutes;...
Arianna String Quartet & Judith Gordon, Piano @ Music Mountain

Arianna String Quartet & Judith Gordon, Piano

Sun., July 3, 3 p.m. — HAYDN String Quartet in G Major, Op. 54 #1 ESMAIL String Quartet...

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Hudson Valley Art

In our Visual Art coverage, you’ll find Chronogram’s beloved covers, which feature different artworks by Hudson Valley artists each month. We’re also regularly updating gallery openings and art exhibits throughout the Hudson Valley—from painting and sculpture to photography and multimedia.

Books and Music

Each month, we profile a Hudson Valley author along with book reviews and announcements for local readings, and our music coverage is dedicated to promoting artists with a connection to the Hudson Valley. We offer news about upcoming music events and concerts, CD reviews, and features on notable musicians from the area, all with tracks that you can listen to while you read about the music.

Films and Festivals

Not only is the Hudson Valley home to dynamic independent theaters like Upstate Films, the Downing Film Center, and Rosendale Theatre, and to festivals like Mountain Jam and Clearwater, which attract world-renowned performers every year, but it also has a burgeoning film festival culture. The Hudson Valley is becoming a popular shooting location, and independent film festivals throughout the region are making an impression on the industry, like the annual star-studded Woodstock Film Festival.