Arts & Entertainment
A burst of color

A burst of color

The sentiment seems to be universal this year: After the harsh winter we’ve endured, it’s time now to get out and go places again. And what better way to shake the monochromatic tones of winter out of our psyches than to go view some colorful art? Two new art exhibits opened this week in the...
High school’s “Little Shop of Horrors” hits the stage April 4

High school’s “Little Shop of Horrors” hits the stage April 4

Photos by Alen Fetahi According to director John Wells, the high school spring production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” a musical with student actors from grades 9-12, is “a dawn of a new era for performing arts at Saugerties High School.” The show is darkly comedic, featuring a giant plant known as Audrey II who...
Saugerties changes name to Fallonville

Saugerties changes name to Fallonville

What’s in a name? A lot of money, say Saugerties town officials, who unanimously approved a resolution at a special meeting last night at 5 p.m. at the Senior Center to rename Saugerties “Fallonville” in honor of Tonight Show host and former Saugertiesian Jimmy Fallon. “Tourism is a vital part of our economy,” said Town...
Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse headline Saugerties summer music festival

Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse headline Saugerties summer music festival

  Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Bassnectar and The Flaming Lips will headline the Hudson Project Music and Art Festival at Winston Farm in Saugerties July 11-13, according to an announcement by promoter MCP Presents. Tickets go on sale April 4 and range from $185-$255. Also on the roster: STS9, Moby, Big Gigantic, Excision, Atmosphere, Matt...
What it’s like to attend Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show

What it’s like to attend Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show

Attending the taping of a television show can be an exhilarating experience. When I was a teenager, my father was a writer and producer on The Cosby Show, and despite spending time on set during rehearsal days, hanging in the writers’ room, meeting everyone in the cast and crew, there was still something special about...
A dreamy tale, set in Saugerties

A dreamy tale, set in Saugerties

Over the past month or so, you may have noticed a film crew in town, rushing to stay on schedule between snowstorms. The film is called, “I Dream Too Much,” and the director is a local, Katie Cokinos, with a cast of Hollywood stars and locals mixing it up in familiar Saugerties haunts like Dig...
Saugerties poet wins national award

Saugerties poet wins national award

Marilyn Walker, a lifelong Saugerties resident, has been awarded first place in a contest sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women for her poem, “The Gift.” Walker’s poetry has earned numerous national and international awards, including the grand prize at the 1996 International Society of Poetry, the Diamond Trophy Award from the Famous...
Concert update: Who will get the proceeds?

Concert update: Who will get the proceeds?

Town Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel is negotiating with Winston Farm concert promoters for a direct donation to pay down the town’s deficit, something Village Mayor William Murphy isn’t entirely pleased with. “This is news to me,” said Murphy. Helsmoortel said he is negotiating the donation for the town only, but village taxpayers would also benefit. Village...
Jimmy Fallon’s Saugerties roots

Jimmy Fallon’s Saugerties roots

Jimmy Fallon is likely the most famous person to come from Saugerties. He wasn’t born here, and he wasn’t famous until long after he left here, but when he takes over The Tonight Show next week, Fallon brings with him a comedic flair forged in Saugerties. Fallon did more than just replace Jay Leno, a...
First Friday and the return of Gumby

First Friday and the return of Gumby

Every month, village businesses stay open late and offer special activities and discounts. The theme for February’s First Friday on Feb. 7 is “Valentine’s Day.” The event runs from 6-9 p.m. at participating businesses. For more information, visit Saugerties First Friday on www.Facebook.com. Artist Ze’ev Willie Neumann’s Gumby and Pokey will be featured in parade...
Saugerties agrees to provide water for big summer concert

Saugerties agrees to provide water for big summer concert

Winston Farm festival promoters can check another item off their to-do list – they have a source of potable water. Speaking at the Jan. 21 Village Board meeting, Mayor William Murphy and village Water Department Superintendent Michael Hopf said they have agreed to provide up to 50,000 gallons of water per day for the July...
Yoga Festival gets planners’ green light

Yoga Festival gets planners’ green light

A month after green-lighting the larger Hudson Project Music and Arts Festival, the Planning Board signed off on the One Love Fest, a yoga festival planned for Aug. 15-17. The Town Board will need to approve mass gathering permits for both, and the larger festival will require additional county approval. Promoter Kenneth Schwenker said he...