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  • Thursday, November 20 - Sunday, November 23
    The House Is Open
    Pop-up exhibition of installation and performance at multiple locatioins within the Fisher Center. Featuring: Jack Ferver/Marc Swanson in Chambre; Ralph Lemon in Scaffold Room; Jennifer Monson/iLAND with Live Dancing Archive; John Kelly w/The Escape Artist Redux; Tad Beck's Double Document; and Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Empire. Thu from 5–10pm, Fri from 2–10pm, Sat & Sun Noon–10pm. Presented in collaboration with CCS Bard. Admission $30/$10. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: Url:

  • Thursday, November 20 - Sunday, November 23
    By Jonathan Larson; directed by Jack Wade. Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. The story of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York City's Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. This Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical is based on Puccini's opera La Boheme. Phone: 845-257-3936. Url:

  • Friday, November 21 - Sunday, November 23
    The Sunshine Boys
    One of Neil Simon's funniest comedies, about two aging, bickering performers, A Johnny Dell production, directed by Tracy Carney. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm.Tkts: $24/$22. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url:

  • Friday, November 21 - Sunday, November 23
    I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
    The smash musical comedy by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Rogers. Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. Phone: 845-331-2476. Url:

  • Friday, November 21 - Sunday, November 23
    Veteran Arts Showcase
    Now in its second year, Showcase features visual artists, craftsmen, writers, poets, musicians and performers who are veterans, family members of veterans, or military connected. Contact for info on weekend workshops which take place sat and sun from 10am to 5pm. Free and open to the public. The Opening Reception and Ceremony is on Friday from 5:30-8:30pm, refreshments will be served. Phone: 845-876-0655. Email: Url:

  • Saturday, November 22
    Reception, Small Works
    Opening of show of holiday small works by over 30 Hudson Valley artists (non-members too!) 6–8pm. Phone: 845-757-2667. Url: .

  • Saturday, November 22
    Presenting the "string quartet that sometimes thinks it’s a rock band," with "Grace," honoring the 20th anniversary of the release of Jeff Buckley’s only completed album. Works by "spaghetti western" composer Ennio Morricone , Mary Ellen Chiles (USA), Marcelo Zarvos (Brazil), and Carlo Mombelli (South Africa), plus original music by quartet members. $25. 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: Url:

  • Saturday, November 22
    Rip Van Winkle Club Hike
    Easy walk at Wilcox Park. Meet at 10am. For more information, call. Phone: 845-758-6143. Url:

  • Saturday, November 22
    Works by Mary Ellen Childs, (USA), Marcelo Zarvos (Brazil), and Carlo Mombelli (South Africa), and original music composed by members of the quartet. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: Url:

  • Saturday, November 22
    Win Win Casino Night and Auction
    One of Unison’s most important Fun & Friend-raisers of the year. Great food & drink. $95, $85 members, $20 more at the door. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url:

  • Saturday, November 22
    Insight / On Site Opening Day Special Tours & Reception
    4-9pm. Works by SUNY New Paltz Ceramics and Metals students, inspired by Historic Huguenot Street, will be displayed within our historic houses. The student artists will be present to speak to guests about their works, the artistic process, and their inspiration. A reception will follow in the DuBois Fort, with student works for sale. All proceeds will go to the SUNY New Paltz Ceramics and Metals Departments and Clubs. Phone: 845-255-1660. Url:

  • Saturday, November 22
    Scott Payne The Mad Hatter’s Magic Show
    Journey down the rabbit hole and discover the whimsy of Wonderland. 10:30am. Phone: 845-331-0507. Url:

  • Saturday, November 22
    Ulster Choral Society Concert: Britain’s Britten
    8pm. $15, $12 seniors, $5 students. Url:

  • Saturday, November 22
    Glimpses into Existence: Albert Camus
    10:30-11:30am. Discussion with Gregory Sadler. Phone: 845-331-0507. Url:

  • Saturday, November 22 - Sunday, November 23
    Wreath Fineries at the Wineries
    Travel the Shawangunk wine trail and soak in the festive holiday atmosphere at each winery. Receive a grapevine wreath, limited edition ornament and souvenir wine glass.

  • Saturday, November 22
    The Reher Center Benefit
    An evening of theater, live music, silent auction and refreshments to benefit The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History. Appetizers, desserts and non alcoholic beverages provided by Stone Soup of Kingston, live music by classical flutist Dana Page and a performance of the acclaimed play, Poe Live, an original production written and directed by Frank Marquette of Theatre on the Road. The event begins at 6:30pm. Email: Url:

  • Saturday, November 22
    Art Opening & Holiday Sale
    6:30-8pm. Featuring the artwork of JoAnne Helfert Sullam and custom mini moss forest terrariums, art by Andrea Difore and handcrafted jewelry by Starr Nigro. Light refreshments served. River Rock Health Spa, 62 Ricks Rd, Woodstock

  • Saturday, November 22
    Thanksgiving Farmers Market

  • Saturday, November 22
    Opening, Small Works Show
    This holiday, give the gift of art—all priced below $250. From 5–7pm. Phone: 518-671-6213. Email: Url:

  • Sunday, November 23
    Sinterklaas Artisan Faire
    Annual Artisan Faire to benefit Sinterklaas. Combination art exhibit-crafts market-café, door prizes, etc. 10am–4pm. Email: Url:

New Englanders-on-Hudson

by Cynthia Owen Philip  

I have a confession to make. I am a somewhat unreconstructed New Englander. The Puritans drove my progenitors out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and into the wilderness of what would become Rhode Island. There they would stay generation after generation, including my own. Read more...

The Roots of Sinterklaas

by Jim Blackburn  

For casual visitors the annual Sinterklaas celebration centered in Rhinebeck may be a brief eruption of early holiday festivities, but for Jeanne Fleming and her volunteers preparing each year’s celebration is a year-round undertaking. Having attended the last two Sinterklaas celebrations (and having a good time), I was curious about the history of the event, how it is all put together, and what we can look forward to this year. Ms. Fleming was kind enough to explain many aspects of the festival. Her enthusiasm and passion for the community of Rhinebeck shine through the Sinterklaas celebration she has tirelessly helped Read more...

Iva's Accord Roots

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  

Iva Lawrence’s mind is as tidy and organized as the lovely home she and her late husband, Vincent, built. About to celebrate her 97th birthday, Iva speaks with authority about her wonderful neighbors and family. Many regularly drop by to chat or to inquire about this or that—local history, local news—how to make something, or just discuss the weather. But sometimes, as with Hurricane Irene (August 2011), they are there to ensure her safety. Read more...

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Food & Wine

The Food Truck Boom

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Inside Lyme Disease

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Featured Community Businesses

Rated #1 on Trip Advisor. Enjoy a country experience, take a walk to the lake or kayak. All rooms with private bath, AC, TV, fireplace. Salt water pool. Gourmet breakfast. Pet friendly. Just 6 miles to New Paltz.

12 Calderone Dr, Wallkill

You're invited to enjoy our hospitality, fine food, and free WiFi. From appetizers to entrees (chicken, meat, seafood), and from pasta specialties to wraps, our extensive menu will delight you, and our desserts will speak for themselves: Tiramisu, Cheesecake, Tartufo, Cannoli. Soda Fountain. Espresso & Cappucino

80 Vineyard Ave, Highland

Over 25 years working in collaboration with homeowners and professional designers to create a unique and special something for the home or office. Custom cabinetry and so much more!


Homes built with quality, care, and craftsmanship.

46 N. Chestnut St, New Paltz

Complete Auto Repair Center. Repairs, sales and 24-hour towing.

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Sat 8-noon. Closed Sunday.

Chris & Justin

84 New Paltz Rd, Highland

Full-service Hudson Valley commercial, digital studio specializing in every aspect of business and web photography, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, holy communions, special events, family & executive portraits, and headshots of models and all people in the arts.


Marty & Kathe Kraus invite you to contact us for EXCEPTIONAL travel service. Let us help you plan YOUR Dream Journey. We are American Express Travel Representatives and a full-service agency ready to provide your every vacation need. We’re not just cruises! Plan now for your holiday get-away.


For a unique collaboration of your nature and mother nature. We offer full services of design/build of landscapes, including stone work. We will create a low-maintenance, timeless aesthetic solution to your landscaping needs. Completely insured, references available upon request. BBB member, A+ rated.


Decades of excellence. Apple-certified, reasonably priced. Trusted advice, expert installation and life-cycle support for Macintosh OS X systems and networks. Offering a variety of services, for diverse needs. Clients include Sports Illustrated and Apple®, professionals, artists & practitioners.


Proud member of Hudson Valley Apple Trail 20 apple varieties, including ...Cornell's N.Y. 1 & 2! Fall raspberries, peaches, pears, in season. Farmer Jon's veggies are a wel- come addition to the mix. Harvest barn fea- tures jams and sauces made with home- grown fruit. Yummy cider donuts and jugs of fresh cider. We're on facebook and we tweet!

2187 Route 32 South, Modena

Probably on your way to work! Our name speaks volumes: twelve kinds of bagels, seven kinds of bread/wraps, various muffins, huge sandwich/panini selection, meat & veggie dishes, flavored and unflavored Green Mountain® coffee ready to go, cold drinks, hot drinks, homemade salads, green salads. Main course dishes for lunch or to take home for dinner. All food fresh and waiting to make your mouth water.

3497 Rte 9W, Highland

Handmade clothing, one of a kind.

New Paltz

Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) is a multi-specialty medical group offering  Primary Care in many locations: Boiceville, Carmel, Fishkill, Highland, Hopewell Junction, Hyde Park, Kingston, LaGrangeville, Millbrook, Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck and Woodstock. Specialists within the group include: Behavioral Health, Breast Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Geriatrics, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery, OBGYN, Pulmonary Medicine, Surgery, Thoracic Oncology and Urgent Care. Meet our providers before your appointment by visiting our website and find the right doctor for you. Call for scheduling and information.

1-888-525-HQMP (4767)

Homemade delectable Indian cuisine in a beautiful serene setting in the heart of New Paltz. Voted "Best Indian" Hudson Valley Magazine. Includes organic, local, vegan, gluten-free. 10% Senior/Student Discount. 10% Early Bird (first hour week nights) Buffet: Wed. Dinner, Sat/Sun Lunch. Zagat Rated.

5 Church St, New Paltz

We make the old look new! Tile and grout stains and discolorations plaguing you? Call us. Tile and grout cleaning and sealing, and grout color sealing all done with low VOC products. We also provide “zero-dust” hard wood floor maintenance and carpet cleaning. Three average size rooms of carpet cleaning for only $99. Clean is so refreshing! And, it’s easier to maintain. Free estimates. Local references available.


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