Beginning in April, this Woodstock venue launched Bearsville Uncut, a weekly Saturday night live stream of iconic and legendary, previously unheard performances from the archives. With almost 20 years of shows in the bank, there is plenty of variety for fans of classic rock, jam bands, reggae, and more.
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The venue keeps creativity alive with a complete video library filled with artist talks, book launches, and readings, including conversations between the likes of James Meyer and Barry Le Va. There’s so much to see here that it might just take the entirety of June to get through it all.
Katonah Museum of Art
This family-friendly museum allows you inside its shuttered walls for virtual programs and events such as tours of exhibitions, conversations with artists, docent dialogues. and archival images from past shows. You can also download family art activities.
Magazzino Italian Art
This hidden gem in Cold Spring’s Italian art collection is alive online. In honor of its spring season, the gallery museum invites visitors to explore its works through a 360-degree virtual tour. www.magazzino.art/magazzinodacasa/current
The Fisher Center at Bard College
Bard College has a vast archive of live music, dance, theater, and opera, as well as many talks from scholars, authors, and generally eminent folks. Every Wednesday evening, they have been releasing selections from this trove, as well as a broadcast of specially-comissioned digital performances, on the Center’s website, which can then be viewed at any time.
Albany Heritage Exhibit
Take your history lessons to the next level with Discover Albany and the City of Albany’s virtual tour of the Albany Heritage exhibit. Captured by Hudson Reality Capture, the tour dives into the city’s Dutch roots, ties to the Underground Railroad and the Erie Canal, and has a section about products made in Albany.
The Culinary Institute of America
Has the temporary closure of the Culinary’s world-class restaurants left you hungering for more? Make a quick trip to campus in the interim via informative online campus tours that explore every nook and cranny of the grounds. Afterward, stick around on the site for cooking demos with the chef instructors themselves.
The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Missing visits to the Hudson Valley’s historic sites? Get a virtual fix with this online tour of the former First Lady’s Hyde Park estate. With scenic views and captivating historic tidbits, the tour is a wonderful way to find escape from the comfort of home.
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West Point Foundry Preserve
Uncover hidden corners in the Hudson Valley with Scenic Hudson’s online portal to West Point Foundry Preserve. Visitors can read up on the foundry’s history, with 15 tour stops along the way.
Jacob Burns Film Center
This Pleasantville movie house is offering a virtual screening room to enjoy during the quarantine, in partnership with a number of film distributors. These films were curated by the JBFC programming staff and consist of a wide selection of new releases. Digital screenings can be purchased for $12. In addition, the center’s curators have put together a wealth of lists on the film-tracking site LetterBoxd, providing their own personal recommendations for families, international film snobs, or those looking for a pick-me-up.
In partnership with Magnolia Pictures, the Rosendale Theatre is offering three movies at this time to stream during the COVID-19 quarantine. All can be rented on the Rosendale Theatre’s webpage for $12 and under, and all proceeds will be split 50/50 between the theatre and Magnolia Pictures.
At press time, this Ellenville performing art theater’s Shadowland Cinema was streaming free classic movies every Friday at 7 p.m. with links to the movies posted on their Facebook page 30 minutes prior to the stream
Story Screen Beacon
Beacon’s movie house has launched a new streaming platform, curating a whole host of indie movies to enjoy while at home. Story Screen has partnered with various film distributors to bring these movies to your computer screens, including Film Movement Puls, Distrib Film, Magnolia Pictures and Kinonow. Films can be rented and streamed for $12 and under through Story Screen’s Digital Theater webpage.
Millerton’s film center is also offering virtual screenings. Tickets are purchased by following the “Purchase Tickets” link on the film of your choosing, and you will be provided a digital copy of the movie. Prices vary.
Upstate Films’ Rhinebeck and Woodstock theaters are offering films digitally through a handful of distributors. Virtual tickets can be purchased on their main webpage for $12.
Woodstock Film Festival
In April, this 20-year old film festival launched two programs: “Alternative Projectings,” short- and full-length films curated by their programmers, staff, and alumni that are free to stream to mailing list subscribers. And “Virtual Films & Conversations,” intimate online Q&A sessions with filmmakers, producers, and other industry leaders through Zoom and Facebook Live. All talks are open to members of the public and participants are encouraged to ask questions by leaving a comment or submitting one to our moderator.
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Watching: The Tiny Desk performance that Margo Price did from her home, Jorma Kaukonen’s live solo show he did from his Fur Peace Ranch, and the weekly archived concerts that Marcus King & Phish have been broadcasting. For regular TV programs: Better Call Saul and Tiger King.
Listening to: I have a pretty big record collection and have been cycling through and trying to listen to as much music as possible.
Hudson Hall at the Historic Hudson Opera House
Watching: At Hudson Hall, we’re keeping an eye on our community (our real watch list) and I’m proud to be a part of it. From enjoying videos produced by integrated theater group Camphill Hudson Players (who we look forward to presenting), to checking out local film producer Carolyn Marks Blackwood’s stunning photographs of the Hudson River and her list of her film picks on Facebook.
Listening to: The amazing composer and musician Bobby Previte has been sending me links to music to listen to.
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Watching: The Office, Tiger King, Adobe Summit Keynotes/Breakout Sessions
Listening to: Just Good Music playlist on Spotify, How I Built This podcast
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Watching: Knives Out, Tiger King, and Lucky Dog and trying not to watch the news more than I have to.
Listening to: Rage Against the Machine, Classical String Quartets, and whatever they’re playing on my Peloton classes.
Watching: Babylon Berlin, Narcos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Better Things, Westworld
Listening to: Bob Dylan’s “Murder Most Foul”
Listening to: John Sebastian, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Sammy Miller, the Congregation, Jake Shimabukuro, “Yes We Can Can” by the Pointer Sisters, “Ain’t That Good News” by Levon Helm
Watching: Tiger King, Simpsons, Kids in the Hall, The World Before Your Feet, The Thrill Is Gone
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The Center for Performing Arts
Watching: Dexter, Ozark, Turner Classic Movies