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Othello at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
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A remarkable production of Shakespeare’s Othello is taking place on the estate of Boscobel, overlooking the Hudson River. Under the big white tent, the Hudson



The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival –
Back for Its 28th Season: The Liar

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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It’s a bit buggy, a bit humid, but the laughs come easy at the presentation of The Liar, one of three offerings in this, the


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Thumbs up for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare’s Festival
Production of All’s Well That Ends Well

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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Shakespeare would absolutely give hearty thumbs up to the performances by the Hudson Valley troupe that carry his name and who perform a selection of


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Last Minute Gifts: Dynamic Books For Young People

Thursday, December 20th, 2012
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There are some wonderful books for young people this season. Some are classics, and some are just plain good reading. What they have in common



Van Cortlandt Manor is the BLAZE to be…

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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Mix a stunning estate with dramatic architecture and about 5,000 hand cut and lit pumpkins, and you have the fanstastical Halloween treat known as the


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Rita McMahon and The Wild Bird Fund

Monday, March 19th, 2012
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I’m sitting in a cozy, art, and oriental carpet filled Upper West Side apartment with perhaps twenty birds in various sized cat carriers, several free


Color Bees

A Spelling Bee – How the Literary World Fundraises

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
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A woman around this town knows how to get into an event to which she is ticketless. If the options of (1) going as the



Downtown Boathouse Kayaking

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
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When summer reigns in New York City, it becomes challenging to find shelter from all that humidity and heat. One option is to stay indoors,


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