By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 - 1:52 pm
Above: Yarns and knits from Tina Harp's Mountain Yarns shop in Margaretville.  Most folks have heard of the importance of eating local to support local farmers. But there's another side to Catskills agriculture: fiber and wool. Eating local should go hand... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2013 - 8:49 am
Nice cauliflowers, kid. Detail from a historical photo from the vault at the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce, who have a bunch of wonderful photos from the heyday of the Catskills brassica boom on their Cauliflower Festival website.  Ah, cauliflower... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2013 - 9:05 am
The young ones are the most voracious. A revenant reveler at the 2012 Rosendale Zombie Festival; photo by Debora Lyons. Rosendale will be one dead festival town this Saturday afternoon -- the walking dead, that is. Residents and visitors will don their... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Sep. 20, 2013 - 10:39 am
This weekend, get in on the jokes as the first Woodstock Comedy Festival lights up the town with three days devoted to the art and science of laughter. Stand-up, films, and a closer look at how comedy is created will all be part of the picture, presented... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Sep. 6, 2013 - 12:25 pm
Drink deep of the delights of the written word all weekend long at the Hobart Book Village’s Festival of Women Writers, where you can plunge into literature de la femme for three glorious days of immersion in the company of writers from far and wide for... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, Sep. 5, 2013 - 10:54 am
Above: The scene at 2011's Drum Boogie Festival, held in Kingston's Cornell Park. This year, the biennial drumfest returns in a new location, at Woodstock's Andy Lee Field.  Dance the day away at the 2013 Drum Boogie Festival, set to take place Saturday... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 - 9:36 am
Child of the corn: A young Catskillian ventures into a corn maze at the annual Bovina Farm Day, returning to Crescent Valley this Sunday. Still deciding how to spend Labor Day Weekend? The Catskills has it all, from farm days to fire jugglers. Below: Our... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 - 1:29 pm
Above: New Kingston during the 1971 Whoop-De-Doo. Photo courtsey of Shirley Davis.  In 1969, the local Presbyterian church in New Kingston founded a festival to showcase traditional folkways and crafts of the Catskills. They called it the "Whoop-De-Doo,"... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 - 12:45 pm
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, whose upcoming album, Fight, drops October 1. The eight-piece funk/soul band calls Brooklyn home, but frontwoman Arleigh Kincheloe and her blues harmonica-wielding brother Jackson Kincheloe hail from rural Delaware... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 - 10:39 am
Kingston, New York’s first capital, is hotter than ever -- which is saying something for a town that once went up in flames. Famed for years now for epic bashes like Hooley on the Hudson, the virally contagious O+ Festival, the Sculpture Biennial, and... Read more


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