Sullivan County hickster Alessandra Martia Iavarone is on drums and backing vocals with Brooklynite Rebecca Conran on keys and lead vocals. The band is called No Hard Feelings and the song is “Whoa.” You may also recognize Alessandra as “Honey Babe” in another Sully Co. outfit – Human Lard Dog and The Band of Shy.
Lace up those sneakers and walk/run at the 3rd annual Allyson Whitney 5k on Saturday, May 10 from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Enjoy scenic Kauneonga Lake and the benefits of the outdoors while supporting the Allyson Whitney Foundation’s mission to empower and fight for the interests of young adults with rare cancers.
The event will be held at the Kauneonga Lake Fireman’s Pole Barn located at 3594 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, NY. Online registration is open until May 6 and is $25.00 for adults and $12.00 for children 12 and under and can be completed by visiting here. All pre-registered attendees will receive a race t-shirt and goodie bag with products from Weleda, Acure Organics, and so much more.
Day of race registration is $30.00 for adults and $12.00 for children 12 and under. Registration opens at 8:00am and closes and 9:45am. Each registered participants will receive a wristband that includes, pre-race breakfast, post-race BBQ lunch provided by Mr.Willy’s of Monticello, NY and other local businesses including Papa Lukes and Siennas, pre-race Zumba and stretching warm-ups, face painting and additional activities to be announced at a later date.
Get your run sponsored by family, friends and colleagues! Join the Allyson Whitney 5k team on Crowdrise and create your own fundraising page. Prizes will be given to those who receive total pledge amounts of $250.00 and up. If collecting cash pledges, bring them to Race Day registration. Record pledges and be sure to include the following: Race Participant, contributor name, and amount.
Cash awards will be provided for the first overall female and male finisher. Other awards will be given for the top 3 in the following female and male age groups: 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-over.
If you cannot make the event, but would like to contribute to the foundation, donations can be mailed to:
Allyson Whitney Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 586
Rock Hill, NY 12775
Or via paypal by submitting a gift to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the event will provide individuals with grants to ease their financial burden so that they can concentrate their energy on healing.
Download the official course map and directions here.
Download the official race brochure here.
For more information:
email@example.com or visit Facebook.
Hudson Valley writer and Green Door contributor Ann Hutton is currently working on a new memoir, Sitting in Motion: One Woman’s Midlife Adventure on Two Wheels. What better way to promote her memoir than to set up shop in a storefront window on Wall Street in Kingston, NY. Her desk is built artfully from books and a vintage typewriter scrolls out a taste of her memoir.
I work out of my home, a comfy cottage on a quiet country road. Still, I yearn for a space away from the washer and dryer and other domestic distractions. I dream of having a shack or a small trailer facing the woods at the back of our property where I can write without interruptions. Sitting in Hudson Coffee Traders one day, I noticed this empty display case and thought, “I could work there.” I asked Kale and Dan of Evolving Media Network (co-owners of the building) and they thought my installation was a great idea. I call this space AN OFFICE OF ONE’S OWN with a nod to Virginia Woolf who told young college women that if they wanted to be writers, they needed “a room of one’s own.” I’ve occupied this space for a month and will continue working here until it gets too hot.
Wired Gallery presents “First Generations” on Saturday May 17 in its new location at 11 Mohonk Road in High Falls, NY. “First Generation” gathers a group of 13 artists originally from 10 countries who emigrated to America and now call the mid-Hudson valley home. The artists:
Rimer Cardillo (Uruguay)
Amy Cheng (Taiwan)
Astrid Fitzgerald (Swiss)
Andrea Frank (Germany)
Franz Heigemeir (Germany)
Marianne Heigemeir (Ukraine)
Olga Hiiva (Russia)
Alexandra Negoita (Romania)
Kazuma Oshita (Japan)
Evelyne Pouget (France)
Pablo Shine (Puerto Rico)
Andrey Tamarchenko (Russia)
The opening reception will be held 5-7 p.m.
The Post Carbon Institute is asking YOU — activated citizens, community organizers, students, anyone who cares about our future and our relationship to the natural world — to help get the word out in a BIG way. The Public Energy Art Kit (P.E.A.K.) is a large-format printed compendium of 14 posters about the challenge of tackling climate change, energy inequality and fossil fuel dependency. Join the national campaign to get 35,000 Public Energy Art Kits (P.E.A.K.) newspapers and their digital counterparts into public view. We hope that the images and words inside inspire you to reflect and to act. Use hashtag #energyreality
Beacon artist Melissa McGill has just launched her first ever IndieGogo campaign, a crowd-funding initiative to raise funds to directly support fabrication of CONSTELLATION, a new public art project launching in June 2015 at Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island, in the Hudson River.
The large–scale sculptural installation brings together light and form, and connects history to the present day. Hovering around the perimeter of a castle ruin, 17 points of light refer to features of a structure still standing, as well the structure that once was. For approximately 2 hours each night, as the sun sets, a new constellation will merge one by one with stars in the night sky. Thousands of people will experience CONSTELLATION via vantage points in Putnam, Dutchess and Orange Counties — from the train, the road, kayaks and hiking/biking trails.
CONSTELLATION has endorsements from Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, Senator Terry Gipson, Scenic Hudson and Paul Gallay, Executive Director of Riverkeeper, among other key partners. Fifty-percent of the project’s total funding goal has already been raised. Donation packages on IndieGogo range from $25 to $5,000. Anyone who donates even at the basic level is helping to raise 4 of the 17 lights, what the campaign is calling “Community Stars.” 100% of funds raised will support fabrication of each star.
For more information or to contribute, please visit
SUNY Sullivan will host its 24th Annual Kite Festival on Saturday, May 3 from 10am – 4pm on the campus green.
This year’s festival will include kite flying demonstrations along with food by the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department, barbeque by Hog Heaven, Italian ices, cotton candy and more. The day will feature live music by Cathy Paty, local service organizations and vendors selling arts and crafts and jewelry and other items. Free kites will be distributed to the first 200 children.
For more information about the kite festival and related weekend activities, please contact the Office of Special Events and Campus Activities at 845-434-5750 extension 4377.
The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Red Hook Public Library as one of 10 public libraries nationwide that will undergo an intensive 18-month, team-based community engagement training program as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Public Innovators Cohort.
The cohort is part of ALA’s LTC initiative, a national plan to help librarians strengthen their role as core community leaders and change-agents. A five person team assembled by Red Hook Public Library will learn new community engagement techniques and apply them to challenges in the Red Hook area.
The selected libraries represent the range of American communities in terms of size, location, ethnic and racial diversity and socioeconomic status, and they all face challenges including illiteracy; unemployment; a “digital divide” in access to information technology; an influx of new and immigrant populations; and disparate access to services.
For more information, call the Red Hook Public Library, 845-758-3241. The library is located at 7444 S. Broadway in Red Hook and on the Web at www.redhooklibrary.org.
From Press Release