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Holding Space for Grace: "The Tempest" at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

A Q&A with HVSF Veteran Ryan Quinn
A Q&A with longtime Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival actor Ryan Quinn about the upcoming production of "The Tempest."


Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice Returns to Parish Field

Back to the Garden, Errr, Town Park
In 2009, Phoenicia made history and put the small mountain town of 300 on the international music map with the first outdoor opera festival.


A Star of The Moth Stage Comes to the Phoenicia Playhouse

Internationally bestselling author, teacher, and storyteller Matthew Dicks will lead a two-day storytelling workshop and performance at the Phoenicia Playhouse
Matthew Dicks knows how to tell a good story. The internationally bestselling author and elementary school teacher is a favorite of The Moth stage who has earned accolades as a 53-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 7-time Moth GrandSLAM champion. This August 20-21, Dicks will be heading to the Phoenicia Playhouse for a two-day storytelling workshop and Moth-style live performance featuring his own stories alongside those of local voices.


A Festival Within A Festival: Bard Summerscape & Bard Music Festival

Nadia Boulanger is the thematic figurehead of Bard College’s 31st annual Bard Music Festival and “festival within a festival,” SummerScape, which will take place between July 8 and August 15.


Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Last Year at Boscobel

2021 is bittersweet for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, which celebrates a return to al fresco theater post-COVID during what will be its last season at Boscobel in Garrison.


Theater Round-Up

Theater makes its triumphant return to the region, though still with precautions in place; most of the theater productions in the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires are being staged outdoors this year.



Arm-Of-The-Sea Gets the Green Light for Tidewater Center on the Saugerties Waterfront
The new Tidewater Center will consist of a 99- seat theater and outdoor performance space; a studio for resident artists; a waterworks play area; a kayak launch; and an environmental science lab.


Stratford-on-Hudson: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's New Home

In 2022, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will be moving to a permanent home, just down the road from its current digs in Garrison.


Bird-on-a-Cliff Theatre Company Celebrates 25 Years of the Woodstock Shakespeare Festival

“William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)” Premieres at Woodstock’s Comeau Property on August 7
For its 25th anniversary, the Woodstock Shakespeare Festival received the gift of good fortune.


From A Drive-In Opera To Plein-Air Shakespeare, Local Productions Head Outdoors

Hudson Valley art organizations were forced to cancel their upcoming productions in mid-March, but under Phase 4, productions are now reopening. Although reopening has come with many challenges, productions are moving outdoors and these art organizations are looking forward to welcoming back the community.


Five Online Hudson Valley Arts Activities

For your consideration, here’s our current roundup of artistic happenings.


Five New Online Hudson Valley Happenings

Music, theater, classes—and Opus 40 is open for socially distant visits.


Five Hudson Valley Happenings This Week (Online and Offline)

Stay safe and have fun as you enjoy these selected activities.


Bearsville Entertainment Complex Revived by New Owner Lizzie Vann

Since purchasing the Bearsville Theatre property last August, entrepreneur Lizzie Vann has undertaken major renovations to the complex to improve the venue’s acoustics and bring the entire complex, which includes two restaurants and the Radio Woodstock building, back to life.


Events in the Hudson Valley This Week

Visual art, a prize-winning author, performance, and live music.



Hudson Valley Events

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Hudson Valley Artists 2021: Who Really Cares? @ Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Hudson Valley Artists 2021: Who Really Cares?

July 7-Nov. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. — The 14th annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition, will be curated by Helen...
RiverWinds Artists Sail to Poughkeepsie @ Queen City 15

RiverWinds Artists Sail to Poughkeepsie

Fridays, 4-7 p.m., Sat., Sept. 4, 4-6 p.m., Saturdays, 1-7 p.m. and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Continues through Sept. 26 — RiverWinds Artists Sail to Poughkeepsie Sixteen artists showcase fine art and fine...

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