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LGBTQ Activist Spotlight: Julie Novak

A spotlight on Chronogrammies winner in the category of LGBTQ Activist: Julie Novak.


Celebrating Juneteenth 2021 in the Hudson Valley

Juneteenth marks the official end of slavery in America on June 19, 1865. Today, the holiday focuses on Black achievements and culture, recognition of inequality and systemic racism in the United States, and the ongoing fight for equal rights. 2021 brings an expanded list of ways to celebrate Black freedom and to reckon with the racial past and present of the United States.


Hudson River Housing Introduces Two New Veterans Initiatives

This spring, the housing nonprofit is offering a special edition of The Low Road and launching a food business called Heroes Making Heroes
In support of the services for veterans provided by Poughkeepsie-based Hudson River Housing (HRH), the organization will receive one hundred percent of the profits of the “VetZero Heroes” edition of Tommy Zurhellen's forthcoming book The Low Road. Later this spring, the nonprofit is also launching a new social enterprise food business called Heroes Making Heroes, which will also support veterans experiencing homelessness.


Immigration Under Biden

The Deportation Of Paul Pierrilus
The contentious topic of immigration and deportation has garnered more attention recently as President Biden tries to reverse the still lingering effects of former President Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy.


Future Forward | 12 Local Changemakers

This series is published in partnership with Scenic Hudson’s HV Viewfinder.
As 2020 recedes in the rearview, we ask a diverse group of environmental advocates what they envision in their areas over the next decade and how we get there.


Putting the NO in Nomination: Dog on Fleas Takes a Stand for Equality

Local Kids Band Rejects a Grammy in Favor of More Diverse Nominees
Dean Jones and his band, Dog on Fleas, decline a Grammy Award nomination.


Understanding the Homelessness Crisis in the Hudson Valley

During Homelessness Awareness Month Poughkeepsie-based Hudson River Housing works to increase transparency around housing insecurity in the region
One way that Poughkeepsie-based Hudson River Housing advocates for visibility around the affordable housing crisis in the Hudson Valley is by recognizing November as Homelessness Awareness Month. As the region's property values continue to rise, it’s not just people in urban areas who don’t have access to affordable housing. The pandemic has only exacerbated the problem, but it has also started to wake people up to just how little affordable housing is currently available.


Soul Fire Farm: A Small Farm with a Radical Racial Justice Mission

Liberation on the Land: A Manifesto from Naima Penniman
We talk with Naima Penniman, program director director at Soul Fire Farm, about the BIPOC-centered community farm’s efforts to end racism and injustice in the food system through training and creating equitable food distribution networks.Words by Naima Penniman, interviewed by Elodie Tacnet


What Does It Mean to Defund the Police?

A talk with Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing, on alternatives to our current police framework.


Activism/Advocacy Winners

The 2020 Chronogrammies winners in the Activism/Advocacy category.


Advocate/Activist Spotlight: Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

A spotlight on Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Chronogrammies winner in the Advocate/Activist category.


How to Join the Antiracist Future in the Hudson Valley

White people must turn listen to the pleas of Black and non-Black people of color.


Who Watches the Watchmen?

The repeal of 50-A, which concealed police records from the public, was just the start of reform.


Statues of Limitation: The Commemorative Justice Movement

Monuments in Academy Green Park in Kingston spark a call for commemorative justice.


Why Abolish the Police?

All the nonabolitionist reforms to policing have failed. What about neighborhood pods instead?



Hudson Valley Events

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Ulster County Fair @ Ulster County Fairgrounds

Ulster County Fair

Tue., Aug. 3, 4-10 p.m., Wed., Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Thu., Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri., Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat., Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. — This family-fun tradition since 1886 features midway rides and games for all...
Manitoga: Design • Art • Nature Tour @ MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center

Manitoga: Design • Art • Nature Tour

Mondays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 12-1:30, 1-2:30 & 2-3:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 8 — Visit MANITOGA, the House, Studio and Woodland Garden of pioneer industrial designer,...

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