Anne Pyburn Craig


Sep. 25, 2013
Nice cauliflowers, kid. Detail from a historical photo from the vault at the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce, who have a bunch of wonderful photos from the heyday of the Catskills brassica boom on their Cauliflower Festival website.  Ah,... Read more
Sep. 24, 2013
The young ones are the most voracious. A revenant reveler at the 2012 Rosendale Zombie Festival; photo by Debora Lyons. Rosendale will be one dead festival town this Saturday afternoon -- the walking dead, that is. Residents and visitors will don their... Read more
Sep. 20, 2013
This weekend, get in on the jokes as the first Woodstock Comedy Festival lights up the town with three days devoted to the art and science of laughter. Stand-up, films, and a closer look at how comedy is created will all be part of the picture, presented... Read more
Sep. 6, 2013
Drink deep of the delights of the written word all weekend long at the Hobart Book Village’s Festival of Women Writers, where you can plunge into literature de la femme for three glorious days of immersion in the company of writers from far and wide for... Read more
Sep. 5, 2013
Above: The scene at 2011's Drum Boogie Festival, held in Kingston's Cornell Park. This year, the biennial drumfest returns in a new location, at Woodstock's Andy Lee Field.  Dance the day away at the 2013 Drum Boogie Festival, set to take place Saturday... Read more
Aug. 30, 2013
Child of the corn: A young Catskillian ventures into a corn maze at the annual Bovina Farm Day, returning to Crescent Valley this Sunday. Still deciding how to spend Labor Day Weekend? The Catskills has it all, from farm days to fire jugglers. Below: Our... Read more
Aug. 24, 2013
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, whose upcoming album, Fight, drops October 1. The eight-piece funk/soul band calls Brooklyn home, but frontwoman Arleigh Kincheloe and her blues harmonica-wielding brother Jackson Kincheloe hail from rural Delaware... Read more
Aug. 23, 2013
Kingston, New York’s first capital, is hotter than ever -- which is saying something for a town that once went up in flames. Famed for years now for epic bashes like Hooley on the Hudson, the virally contagious O+ Festival, the Sculpture Biennial, and... Read more
Aug. 22, 2013
Whole pigs are lowered into a stone-lined roasting pit at the 2012 Pig Mountain pig roast in Narrowsburg. Photo by Randy Harris.  A punk pig roast? Maybe it was only a matter of time, but it’s surely proof positive that when the big city gets its hands... Read more
Aug. 21, 2013
If you’ve always thought three days of peace, love, and music sounded like fun, look no further than Olivebridge this weekend for the real thing. The lineup for the inaugural Summer Hoot, taking place this weekend at the Ashokan Center, reads like a who’... Read more
Aug. 19, 2013
Prattsville is the new Woodstock. Above: A scene from the first MudFest, held August 25-26, 2012. Photo from MudFest's Facebook page. We will pick up the pieces Shattered of memories on the groundWe don't know how to give upHell yes we're going to... Read more
Aug. 14, 2013
Above: "Tie-dye bagels" from the Monticello Bagel Bakery, participating in the village's first annual Bagel Festival this weekend. Monticello will be transformed this weekend by a big, bodacious blast of Borscht Belt pride, as the very first Bagel... Read more
Aug. 9, 2013
Photo of Charlie Sanborn, by Nicholas Piatek Photography. The Catskills are two-wheel paradise, especially if you're not afraid of a few hills. Some people move here just because they love the riding; others try it out on a whim and fall in love with the... Read more
Aug. 8, 2013
Above: The bar at Tavern 214, ready for business at last. Photo from Tavern 214's Facebook page. This Saturday, August 10, Phoenicians and other interested parties will at last get to check out Tavern 214, a brand new gastropub opening in what was once... Read more
Aug. 3, 2013
Above: Photo of a page from an 1803 shape note tunebook, The Art Of Singing by Andrew Law. Photo by Flickr user Kelly Taylor; published under Creative Commons license. The shape note revival is coming to Roxbury's newly renovated Kirkside Park barn in... Read more
Aug. 1, 2013
Above: Johanna and Robert Titus, local Ice Age experts and authors. Photo courtesy of the Tituses. The craggy, jaggy landscapes we know and love as the Catskills have been inspiring the athletic and artistic for centuries. But did you ever wonder how... Read more
Jul. 27, 2013
Above: Square dancers in motion at the Ashokan Center.  Good clean mountain air just makes you wanna kick your heels up and dance sometimes. If you’d like to polish that urge into a style that generation after generation of mountainfolk have tried and... Read more
Jul. 25, 2013
From palace to porch: Chamber musicians Judith Pearce, Matt Sullivan, Gina Cuffari, Adam Schommer and Pascal Archer performing much-loved works by Bach, Borodin, Beethoven and Mozart at the Weekend of Chamber Music's opening event at the Jeffersonville... Read more
Jul. 19, 2013
Scene from "Roadside Attraction." Image courtesy of Third Rail Projects. Flattened by Hurricane Irene’s floodwaters, feisty little Prattsville is coming back strong -- and even emerging as a hotspot for avant-garde art, thanks to the Prattsville Art... Read more
Jul. 19, 2013
It’s the 35th Street Festival weekend in the Festival Town, and sweet, funky little Rosendale will be turned on, tuned in and turned inside out on Saturday and Sunday. This year’s count is, in Street Fest parlance: One street, two days, five stages and... Read more