Events
Lighthouse art auction benefits the needy

Lighthouse art auction benefits the needy

Saugerties Performing Arts Factory (SPAF) at 169 Ulster Ave. will host the Shine On Saugerties gala and auction on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. The evening begins with food and wine and live music by Todd Boyle until the auction of the painted model lighthouses created by local artists begins at 6:30 p.m. with...
Take the bus to People’s Climate march

Take the bus to People’s Climate march

World leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis and Ulster County residents are gearing up to fill buses to participate in a large climate march on Sunday, September 21. To reserve a seat on the bus making pick-ups in Woodstock, Saugerties and Kingston, visit www.pcmmhv.eventbrite.com. Tickets cost...
Ready for disaster in Saugerties

Ready for disaster in Saugerties

Come to the library on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. for a free presentation on how to prepare for natural and manmade disasters and how to respond and recover from them. Developed by the office of Gov. Cuomo to create a resilient and prepared New York. Register at the main desk or call (845)...
Saugerties 9/11 memorial service

Saugerties 9/11 memorial service

On Thursday, September 11, a 9/11 memorial service will be held at the memorial monuments at Cantine Field (Market Street entrance). The ceremony begins at 6 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club Motorcycle Run, Saturday Sept. 6

Boys & Girls Club Motorcycle Run, Saturday Sept. 6

The second annual Saugerties Boys and Girls Club Bike Run will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Cantine Field. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Kickstands up at noon sharp. Cost is $30 per rider, $15 per passenger. The two-hour ride goes through the Catskills with a refreshment stop before coming back to Cantine Field....
Saugerties Beach Party

Saugerties Beach Party

Photos by David Gordon   In what has become an end-of-summer tradition, artist Ze’ev Willy Neumann held his fourth annual beach party on Saturday, Aug. 23, with entertainers performing within the huge frame he constructed overlooking the Esopus beach. The stage, built into the frame for the occasion, was surrounded on the sides and back...
Hudson Project’s mea culpa disarms critics

Hudson Project’s mea culpa disarms critics

When one makes mistakes in the undertaking of a grand endeavor, and the criticism comes, one can either dismiss the critics as ingrates for missing all that went well or humble one’s self before the complainants, make no excuses and promise to do better next time. The organizers of the Hudson Project music festival, held...
Going native at Hudson Project

Going native at Hudson Project

This is probably the closest that Saugerties will ever have to having a shanty town, but it could be worse; at least the kids who run the joint seem to be having fun. It’s the campground at the inaugural Hudson Project music festival, held at Winston Farm, safely away from the village. Placed not but...
The Hudson Project and the next generation of music festival

The Hudson Project and the next generation of music festival

Saugerties’ Hudson Project Music Festival had at least one thing in common with the Woodstock ’94 festival that preceded it on the same site: plenty of rain and mud. Unfortunately for Hudson Project attendees, that rain came at the tail-end of the festival, not the middle, and carried with it lightning severe enough for the...
Mud-caked festival-goers make their way out of Hudson Project

Mud-caked festival-goers make their way out of Hudson Project

The Hudson Project Music Festival, held at the site of Woodstock ’94, had at least one thing in common with that festival: pouring rain and mud. They both were quickly renamed appropriately, Mudstock and Mudson Project. Unfortunately, the storms that rolled through Saugerties Sunday evening came at the end of the festival and were severe....
Red Cross closes shelter for stranded festival-goers

Red Cross closes shelter for stranded festival-goers

The overnight shelter set up for attendees of The Hudson Project has closed, according to the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. The Kiwanis Ice Rink in Saugerties was opened as a shelter following heavy rains Sunday afternoon that flooded parking areas and prevented many attendees from leaving in their vehicles. The shelter...
Red Cross sets up shelter for festival refugees

Red Cross sets up shelter for festival refugees

Over 16 hours after the festival was suspended then cancelled due to severe storms, thousands at Hudson Project remain stuck in the mud in flooded parking areas. One woman said only a handful of tractors were on site to tow hundreds of cars out of the mud, and no food or water was being provided. (Note: festival...