Anne Pyburn Craig


Jul. 18, 2013
Above: The Clearwater, a 106-foot sloop dedicated to environmental education on her native Hudson River. Come get up close and personal with her this Saturday at Hudson Rising, on the Kingston waterfront. This summer, four Hudson River cities are playing... Read more
Jul. 18, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines: A good old-fashioned sack race at the 2011 Deposit Lumberjack Festival.  The village of Deposit, normally an entirely peaceable and decorous little place on the West Branch of the Delaware, got its name because... Read more
Jul. 17, 2013
Photo from Catskills Irish Arts Week's Facebook page. The Catskills have been a favorite haunt and cultural crucible for wandering Irish folk for well over a hundred years. The Michael J. Quill Center -- christened for the indomitable Mike Quill, who... Read more
Jul. 12, 2013
Above: A patriotic parader gets the sweet seat at Jefferson's Heritage Day. Photo from the event's Facebook page. If last week's Fourth festivities left you still hungry for parades, fairs and fireworks, fear not. This weekend will feature a couple of... Read more
Jul. 12, 2013
Above: A scene from the Hudson Valley Chalk Festival in 2012, the event's first year.   Artists who work in chalk on public ground are pouring their hearts into big bold creations that get washed away nearly as soon as they’re done, sharing the process... Read more
Jul. 3, 2013
Above: Photo by Flickr user Jeff Golden. Planning to spend Independence Day in the Catskills? You'll have your pick of festivals, parades, and demonstrations of explosive exuberance. (We've updated these listings -- thanks for the suggestions! -- Ed.)... Read more
Jun. 20, 2013
Catskillian Gothic: Jayni and Chevy Chase, who will be in town for two Hollywood-heavy events in Ulster County this weekend. It’ll be a star-studded good time for all at Woodstock's Andy Lee Field on Saturday, as Catskill Mountainkeeper brings their... Read more
Jun. 13, 2013
Lady Antebellum, appearing Saturday at the Taste of Country Festival at Hunter Mountain. Father’s Day is upon us -- an opportunity to honor and enjoy the dad in your life. This weekend, the various venues and organizations of the Catskills region and... Read more
Jun. 6, 2013
Above: A Trout Parade headdress and 7th Annual Livingston Manor Trout Parade poster, from an exhibit of Trout Parade memorabilia on display at the Catskill Art Society from June 1-9. Just try to speak the words “Trout Parade” without smiling. Then... Read more
Jun. 5, 2013
Above: A time-lapse film of Mountain Jam's East Stage going up on Tuesday, June 4. Mountain Jam on Hunter began nine years ago, when Woodstock radio station WDST decided to throw itself an anniversary party. The planets must have been well aligned. From... Read more
May. 23, 2013
Above: Hundreds of rubber duckies take to the waters of Gooseberry Creek in the Tannersville Rubber Duck Race & Crazy Boat Race and Festival on May 25. Photo via the Great Northern Catskills website.  Memorial Day weekend in the Catskills abounds... Read more
May. 23, 2013
Ruins of the Overlook Mountain House. Photo by Jenna Scherer. If you'd like a side order of history with your exercise, these spots offer plenty of food for thought along with the scenery. Catskill Mountain House/Escarpment Trail This rambling loop... Read more
May. 10, 2013
Above: WJFF video promoting their 4th annual Foodstock Food and Fine Wine Festival. Food, wine, and song will fill the Tennis Building at the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon this Saturday as the fourth annual Foodstock Fine Food and Wine Festival brings... Read more
May. 10, 2013
Above: Who says moms always have to be nice? The Kindred Spirits Steakhouse and Pub in Palenville is serving up a Naughty Mother’s Day Brunch featuring ribald songstress Lex Grey from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, May 12.  Whether it's affection or guilt that... Read more
May. 1, 2013
Ramps! Photo by Shira Golding; published under Creative Commons license. It's that time of year again: Those glorious few weeks of spring when the food world goes mad for ramps. While New York diners must hunt down the savory little onions in gastropubs... Read more
Apr. 25, 2013
Photo by Linda Law. Courtesy of the Center for Symbolic Studies. C’mon out and frolic ‘round the Maypole. The Center for Symbolic Studies's annual Beltane festival, taking place this year on Saturday, April 27, regularly draws a crowd of over 1,000 to... Read more
Apr. 23, 2013
Photo from TAP-NY website. Fans of fine craft brewing won’t want to miss the ultimate celebration of the suds. TAP New York, taking place April 27 and 28 at Hunter Mountain, is the largest craft beer fest in New York. This year, the fest is bigger than... Read more
Apr. 18, 2013
Seeds of change, sprouting at last. Photo taken in a Catskills garden on April 17 by Julia Reischel. The official Earth Day, April 22, falls on a Monday this year. Celebrations and events around the region are taking place this weekend, next weekend, and... Read more
Apr. 15, 2013
Above: Filmmaker Dennis O'Clair offers a sneak peek at what's in store at the fourth annual Woodstock Writers Festival.  The fourth annual Woodstock Writers Festival takes as its mission “bringing the hottest names in literature to the coolest town in... Read more
Apr. 12, 2013
Above: Retrofitters at work transforming a Rosendale home into a model of energy efficiency. Photo courtesy of Manna Jo Greene. The Festival Town -- site of the first green-built, geothermal community center in the state -- will be ahead of the enviro-... Read more