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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...
Slideshow: The Hudson Project Music Festival

Slideshow: The Hudson Project Music Festival

Held July 11-13 at Winston Farm, Saugerties. Photos by Will Dendis unless otherwise specified.
Day three of Hudson Project cancelled due to weather

Day three of Hudson Project cancelled due to weather

After suspending performances just before 6 p.m., the Hudson Project announced the event would not resume due to inclement weather. The announcement prompted widespread disappointment among fans of Sunday headliner Bassnectar, as well as comparisons to other festivals that were undeterred by torrential downpours. No official notice has been released by police or fire officials,...
Saugerties Secret Garden Tour

Saugerties Secret Garden Tour

A great way to start or enhance your garden is to get ideas from other people’s gardens, but if you don’t have friends who have great gardens, how do you do this? When you see what looks like a nice garden peeking out from behind someone’s house, sneaking into their yard or knocking on their...
Car show raises money for Boys & Girls Club

Car show raises money for Boys & Girls Club

Photos by Alen Fetahi   Rain fell on the July Fourth Parade. Rain postponed the fireworks. And on July 6, under sunny skies, Bob Siracusano and his crew of volunteers from Sawyer Motors and across Saugerties made it rain again — this time for the Boys and Girls Club. “I set a goal of $30,333,...
Who's playing the Hudson Project in Saugerties?

Who’s playing the Hudson Project in Saugerties?

Over the weekend of July 11-13, some 85 bands will take the stage at Hudson Project music festival in Saugerties, NY. Styles include electronic music, hip hop, various shades of alternative and more. Take a listen to some of them below. Visit hudsonmusicproject.com for full lineup, schedule and ticket info.  Read the Almanac Weekly preview. ...
Saugerties Fireworks tonight at Cantine Field

Saugerties Fireworks tonight at Cantine Field

The annual fireworks show will be held at Cantine Field in Saugerties tonight at dusk, around 9:30-9:45 p.m. Presented by the Kiwanis Club. Full schedule of this weekend’s events in Saugerties.
UPDATE: Saugerties July 4 schedule with cancellations, postponements

UPDATE: Saugerties July 4 schedule with cancellations, postponements

No one does Independence Day quite like Saugerties. Here’s the plan for 2014: Friday, July 4, 11 a.m. Parade in village. Friday, July 4, Circus scheduled for 2 and 5 p.m. has been cancelled due to weather. Saturday, July 5, 5-7 p.m. Sawyer Motors Car Show kickoff party. Corner of Main and Market St. Live entertainment...