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America’s story in folk music

March 25th, 2015 No comments

A concert by Spook Handy entitled, “America’s Story through Folk Songs” will be held on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern. Read more…

It’s OK to be a Realist

March 18th, 2015 No comments

Safe Harbors of the Hudson Ann Street Gallery presents It’s ok to be a Realist with an Artist Reception on Saturday, March 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This new exhibition highlights a group of sixteen artists whose work demonstrates the range and depth of the Realist tradition while adhering to traditional artistic values. Read more…

‘Matilda’ premieres on Walden stage

March 10th, 2015 Comments off

The Hudson Valley Conservatory presents the story of a young girl who loves to read and allow the written word to shape her imagination. Read more…

From class clown to VP

March 4th, 2015 Comments off

Rick Zolzer was a “cut-up” in school. He was always “getting thrown out of class.” But behind that “class clown” was a determined kid who wanted to make it in sports. Despite playing baseball in high school and college, he realized that he wasn’t going to become a professional baseball player. (Presently, less than 1% of college players make it to the major leagues.) Consequently, he decided to work within sports, but in a different capacity from player. He knew he had the personality to work in the public eye or ear. He found his vocation, as such, from within. Read more…

Take an armchair tour of the Galapagos

February 24th, 2015 Comments off

The Historical Society of Shawangunk and Gardiner presents “Galapagos: The Enchanted Islands,” at Shawangunk Town Hall on March 4. Read more…

A tribute to the Harlem renaissance

February 18th, 2015 Comments off

The Newburgh Free Library, in celebration of Black History Month will host The Xoregos Performing Company in Harlem Remembered: A Tribute to the Harlem Renaissance. The performance–spotlighting the drama, music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance–will be held on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St. The performance is free and perfect for families. Read more…

Watercolor society presents annual show

February 11th, 2015 Comments off

A regular feature of the Cultural Affairs winter calendar of events is the members’ art exhibit of the North East Watercolor Society. However, nothing is regular or ordinary about this show. Each year the expectations of quality and subject are exceeded. And this year the number of participants is larger, too. Read more…

Comedy straight out of the Madmen era

February 4th, 2015 Comments off

Boeing-Boeing is a classic comedy written by the French playwright Marc Camoletti and later translated into English by Beverley Cross. The show opens in the living room of a Parisian apartment. Bernard, played by Jim Van Wagenen, an American playboy living in Paris is enjoying breakfast with Gloria, played by Fay Gerbes Pacht, his stewardess fiancée. Bernard is confident, and in control of his life. Heck, I’d be confident too if I was engaged to three stewardesses all at the same time! Read more…

Marvelous Moths at the Nature Museum

January 28th, 2015 Comments off

On Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum announces the grand opening of: “Marvelous Moths” a new exhibit at the Museum’s Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Read more…

Student artwork on display

January 21st, 2015 Comments off

Rachel Weidkam’s art students in grades K-5 from the New Windsor School in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District will have their artwork displayed in the Artology Gallery beginning Thursday, Jan. 22, with an opening reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m. This is a free event that is open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Read more…

An afternoon of Sousa

January 13th, 2015 Comments off

The West Point Band will present a John Philip Sousa-themed concert on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at Eisenhower Hall Theatre. Sousa’s band was one of the most popular musical acts in America during the late 18th and early 20th centuries, boasting performances comprised of tuneful marches, light classical selections, and virtuosic soloists. Join the West Point Band as it hearkens back to this era of crowd-pleasing music. This concert is free and open to the public. Read more…

Arts Council presents annual members show

January 7th, 2015 Comments off

Orange Hall Gallery hosts the annual show of the members of the Orange County Arts Council. An opening reception, at which most of the artists will be present, is scheduled for Saturday, January 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Read more…

Bear facts at the Nature Museum

December 31st, 2014 Comments off

On Sunday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m., come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, to learn about Orange County’s largest mammal: the Black Bear. Read more…

Cuba exhibit extended through January

December 24th, 2014 Comments off

In the wake of the startling announcement by President Obama of renewed diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, Sugar Loaf photographer Nick Zungoli’s current exhibit on Cuba is drawing much more interest.

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A whimsical winter tale in Walden

December 17th, 2014 Comments off

Join young Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they are whisked away to a fantastical winter carnival, by the magic of Miss Drosselmier, a substitute teacher with a few tricks up her sleeve. It’s all part of the New Rose Theatre’s annual production of “The Nutcracker”, which opens Thursday night, with shows through the weekend. Read more…