The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - Hudson Valley Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:48:32 GMT Beyond the Tent at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/28/Beyond-the-Tent-at-the-Hudson-Valley-Shakespeare-Festival/7926/ Cold Spring, N.Y.  - There is plenty happening under the Tent at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer, and starting August 8, there will be even more HVSF to enjoy when HVSF2 (formerly known as In Process) gets under way at The Depot Theater in Garrison.  Now in its fifth season, this exciting series explores new plays in a lab setting with HVSF company members in readings of contemporary work. All tickets for HVSF2 are $25 and may be purchased at http://philipstowndepottheatre.org. The Philipstown Depot Theatre is located at the Garrison Train Station, 4 miles from the Bear Mountain Bridge off Route 9D, Garrison's Landing. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/28/Beyond-the-Tent-at-the-Hudson-Valley-Shakespeare-Festival/7926/ Wassaic Project Announces 2014 Summer Festival Film Selections, Inaugural Screenwriting Fellow http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/Wassaic-Project-Announces-2014-Summer-Festival-Film-Selections-Inaugural-Screenwriting-Fellow/7921/ Narrative Feature Section includes: APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, FORT TILDEN, ZERO MOTIVATION & surprise Midnight Movie; Short Film Program features new partnership with SHORT OF THE WEEK.  Inaugural Screening Residency Fellow Desiree Akhavan to be honored at the 7th Annual Festival, August 1-3 Wassaic, N.Y. - The Wassaic Project, an artist-run multidisciplinary arts organization in its seventh year, is proud to announce its 2014 film festival selections, which highlights the best contemporary emerging filmmakers in international and American independent cinema.  New to the festival this year is a first of its kind partnership with Short of the Week as well as a surprise Midnight Movie. Located in the Maxon Mills, Luther Barn and sprawling fields of the hamlet of Wassaic, New York, The Wassaic Project Summer Festival - a FREE multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, film, dance, food, and community will take place from August 1-3, 2014. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/Wassaic-Project-Announces-2014-Summer-Festival-Film-Selections-Inaugural-Screenwriting-Fellow/7921/ Hudson Valley Summer Fun at Famous Places http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Hudson-Valley-Summer-Fun-at-Famous-Places/7911/ Top attractions and events in Orange County, NY Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Get away to internationally known destinations when you visit Orange County's 816-square miles of scenic Hudson Valley landscape, just one hour from Manhattan. Bordered by two of the country's most beautiful rivers, this historic area has major tourism sites that deliver maximum fun with great summer events. On a hot summer day, refresh yourself in the coolness of the underground cellars of Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery as you tour this landmark before enjoying a tasting at the wine bar. Brotherhood celebrates its 175th anniversary this year with its Shawangunk Wine Trail partners at "Bounty of the Hudson" on July 26th and 27th. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Hudson-Valley-Summer-Fun-at-Famous-Places/7911/ Performances Begin July 10th for The Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Company http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Performances-Begin-July-10th-for-The-Powerhouse-Theater-Apprentice-Company/7898/ Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - The Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Company performance season kicks off on Thursday, July 10 and will run through Monday, July 21. The ambitious season will include productions of Figures, a devised performance created for and performed in the Vassar campus's Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through the use of the live composing sign language called "soundpainting." A workshop performance of resident Ugandan playwright Margaret Namulyanga's Privileged Life of Cats will also perform at the Art Center, followed by panel discussions on LGBTQ community both locally in Hudson Valley, and in central Uganda. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Performances-Begin-July-10th-for-The-Powerhouse-Theater-Apprentice-Company/7898/ Reconstruction of Thomas Cole’s New Studio Begins with Ground-breaking on July 3 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/9/Reconstruction-of-Thomas-Cole-s-New-Studio-Begins-with-Ground-breaking-on-July-3/7889/ Catskill, N.Y. - The earth moved at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site on Thursday, July 3rd, as New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey joined Thomas Cole Executive Director Elizabeth Jacks and 100 other friends and dignitaries, to break ground on the reconstruction site for Cole's "New Studio." "This is a day that many people have been thinking about and dreaming about for a long time," said Ms. Jacks. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/9/Reconstruction-of-Thomas-Cole-s-New-Studio-Begins-with-Ground-breaking-on-July-3/7889/ Meet Live Snakes! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/9/Meet-Live-Snakes-/7888/ Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center Presents "Snakes Alive!" on July 26 Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Snakes Alive! This special snake program will confirm that snakes are indeed awesome animals, helpful to the environment and very misunderstood. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/9/Meet-Live-Snakes-/7888/ Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Bringing Music to the Valley, Aug. 14-17 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Hudson-Valley-Jazz-Festival-Bringing-Music-to-the-Valley-Aug-14-17/7876/ Hudson Valley, N.Y. - The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is taking place August 14-17. The jazz festival, founded in 2009, is designed to highlight local talent alongside name artists. Now in its fifth season and covered last year by The New York Times, and this summer, DownBeat Magazine, it's fast becoming a prime feature for the region. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Hudson-Valley-Jazz-Festival-Bringing-Music-to-the-Valley-Aug-14-17/7876/ MANITOGA’S Mid-Summer Music to feature premiere of composer Ben Neil’s MANITOGA http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/27/MANITOGA-S-Mid-Summer-Music-to-feature-premiere-of-composer-Ben-Neil-s-MANITOGA/7873/ Garrison, N.Y. - MANITOGA'S Mid-Summer Music to feature premiere of composer Ben Neil's MANITOGA Ben Neill is a noted composer and performer and the inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument. As a recipient of a 2014 New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artists grant, Neill will premiere Manitoga, for brass quintet and electronics on Saturday, July 26, 2014 5 - 7pm on the grounds of the composition's namesake. This event is free to Manitoga Members, $25 to the general public and $10 for children 15 and under. Reservations can be made on www.brownpapertickets.com. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/27/MANITOGA-S-Mid-Summer-Music-to-feature-premiere-of-composer-Ben-Neil-s-MANITOGA/7873/ Kyra Sedgwick to Lead the Cast of John Patrick Shanley’s “The Danish Widow” http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/27/Kyra-Sedgwick-to-Lead-the-Cast-of-John-Patrick-Shanley-s-The-Danish-Widow-/7869/ Tickets Now On Sale Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, announced that Emmy® Award winner Kyra Sedgwick will lead the cast of Academy Award® and Tony® Award winner John Patrick Shanley's new play The Danish Widow, which will premiere July 16-27, 2014 at Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College. Shanley also directs the cast which also includes multitalented Broadway vets Craig Bierko and Matt McGrath, as well as stage and screen actress Annika Boras. Visit http://powerhouse.vassar.edu for more info and to purchase tickets. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/27/Kyra-Sedgwick-to-Lead-the-Cast-of-John-Patrick-Shanley-s-The-Danish-Widow-/7869/ Come Celebrate Washington's Headquarters 164th Birthday! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/26/Come-Celebrate-Washington-s-Headquarters-164th-Birthday-/7864/ Newburgh, N.Y. - It's a double birthday celebration at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site on July 4th. Our nation is 238 years old and Washington's Headquarters is 164, having become the first publicly owned historic site in this nation on July 4th, 1850. Come to our birthday celebrations and take a tour of the historic farmhouse used by General and Mrs. Washington as military headquarters during the last 16 ½ months of the Revolutionary War. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/26/Come-Celebrate-Washington-s-Headquarters-164th-Birthday-/7864/