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Wall Street to Main Street art occupation in Catskill

The Bread and Puppet Theater. Photo by Jack Sumberg, via the Bread and Puppet website

Revolution has been in the air all year, and in the village of Catskill, it's in all the shop windows. The Wall Street to Main Street project is a combination art festival and consciousness-raising session spanning two months of performances, installations, and activities on Catskill's Main Street. (Like the original Occupy Wall Street protest, the festival even has its own newspaper, which contains a guide to all of the events and activities.)

The festival kicked off last weekend with an unveiling of the many decorated shop windows and galleries, a parade of street performers, and "augmented reality tour," and a big party. On Sunday, the festival will host a film screening about Palestinian heritage. On Monday and Tuesday, the venerable street performance troupe Bread and Puppet Theater comes to town to perform a piece called Upriser Calisthenics.

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