Arts & Entertainment
Historic print sale to benefit Esopus Creek Conservancy

Historic print sale to benefit Esopus Creek Conservancy

Archival prints of “A View From Barclay Heights” by artist Charles Townsend, who painted in the Saugerties area in the mid-19th century, are available for purchase with proceeds to benefit the Esopus Creek Conservancy and their continued efforts to rid the waters of the Esopus Bend of invasive water chestnut plants and opening up a...
Cuba before the Americans

Cuba before the Americans

When Saugerties-based photographer Michael Nelson visited Cuba for two weeks this past March, his first impression of the island was of its sheer size. “Cuba was always ‘the forbidden place’ that Americans were not allowed to visit for 50 years, so we kind of erased the island from our imaginations because we could never go...
Horse shows return to Saugerties

Horse shows return to Saugerties

Trucks and trailers making their way to Washington Ave. from the Thruway each morning. A noticeable uptick in foot traffic and patronage in village shops and restaurants. The weather is warming up. Ever since 2003, these signs have heralded the return of the horse shows to Saugerties. Dates for the first session are as follows:...
John Street Jam’s swan song

John Street Jam’s swan song

After more than a decade of live music – 162 shows featuring 450 musicians – the John St. Jam in Saugerties is coming to an end. The last Jam will be on Saturday, April 11 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in its usual home at the Dutch Arms Chapel on John St. The final event...
Two art exhibits open in the village of Saugerties

Two art exhibits open in the village of Saugerties

Grist Mill Gallery Saugerties-based artists Elin Menzies and Prue See are exhibiting their work at the Grist Mill Gallery, located at Grist Mill Real Estate at 265 Main St. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, March 6 from 5-7 p.m. The show will remain on view through May 15 and can be...
Dimonds in the rough

Dimonds in the rough

Rex Dimond, the focus of a posthumous exhibit at the Dutch Ale House in Saugerties opening at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, February 7, started painting his bright pastel, oil and acrylic works as personal messages to friends and co-workers. They were a way of brightening the rooms where people worked and lived. They captured the world he loved...
“Small Works” by Studio Tour artists

“Small Works” by Studio Tour artists

Members of the Saugerties Artist Studio Tour are holding a group exhibition through Monday, Feb. 23 in the Stephen L. Crohn Gallery at the Saugerties Public Library. The show entitled, ”Small Works,” features a wide range of styles and techniques and demonstrates the scope of talent of the participating artists. Participating artists in the exhibit...
On-stage magic at annual Christmas Carol ballet

On-stage magic at annual Christmas Carol ballet

Photos by Alen Fetahi   One doesn’t have to travel to New York City to see onstage magic in a holiday production. All the charm one could imagine was on display at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) this past weekend as the Saugerties-based Ulster Ballet Company presented “A Christmas Carol” in three performances for...
Greasy spoon odyssey

Greasy spoon odyssey

A Saugerties couple with a deep love for diners and a devoted online fanbase is planning to take their blog on the road and, they hope, onto your bookshelf. Photographer Tom Smith and writer Alecia Eberhardt have been documenting their love of the food and atmosphere of diners for nearly two years on Diner Porn,...
Forces of nature

Forces of nature

The newest exhibit at Cross Contemporary Art on Partition St. is fresh off the press. Just two weeks ago, artists Catherine Howe and Peggy Cyphers holed up in a studio together to create some of the monoprints currently on display at the gallery. “The ink is barely dry,” said gallery director Jen Dragon at the...
Cyphers and Howe at Cross Contemporary Art gallery

Cyphers and Howe at Cross Contemporary Art gallery

Cross Contemporary Art at 81 Partition Street will hold an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 5-8 p.m. for a show featuring the prints and paintings of New York City-based artists Peggy Cyphers and Catherine Howe, curated by Ford Crull. The work is done in a modern expressionist technique grounded in classical tradition, with...
Woodstock Film Fest at the Orpheum in Saugerties

Woodstock Film Fest at the Orpheum in Saugerties

As in years past, the Orpheum Theater on Main St. in Saugerties will be showing numerous films this weekend. See the film fest’s website for info about each and schedule for other venues. In the photo above, members of the Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce joined Meira Blaustein of the Woodstock Film Festival at the Saugerties...

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