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Upstater Destinations: Escape to the Catskills

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There are some decent travel deals in the Catskills on LivingSocial.com right now, so perhaps you should consider getting the heck out of town for a couple of nights. You know, just until the dust settles. Here are our three Escape Kit picks:

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By: kandyharris | 24 April 2014 01:00 PM | No Comments

Destinations: Catskill Mountain Film Festival

a matter of place

From A Matter of Place at the CMFF

In lieu of being productive in the sunshine this morning, we decided to sit in the dark and watch a bunch of trailers for films in the Catskill Mountain Film Festival, which runs May 2-4 at SUNY Delhi (GMAP). There were some compelling choices, but we found ourselves needing to know more after watching a trailer for A Matter of Place, a short half-hour documentary directed by Bill Kavangh on housing discrimination among the African American community. The film zeros in on three stories straight from the mouths of those who experienced housing discrimination first-hand. This is important stuff, people.

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By: kandyharris | 10 April 2014 12:00 PM | No Comments

Destinations: Chronogram Dance Party, April 26th

chronogram dance party

What better way to kick off spring then by kicking off your Sunday shoes? Inexcusable Footloose comparisons aside, the Chronogram Dance Party happening on April 26th starting at 8pm until question mark? Because things with an end time of question mark? always seem to be the most happening shindigs. Anyway, DJ Dave Leonard and Carlos The Sun will be spinning the tunes, the Yum Yum Noodle truck will be doling out the snacks, and there will be plenty of adult libations, including beer from Chatham Brewing and wine from Benmarl Winery. Tickets are $10 (buy them here) and every ticket purchased gives the recipient the chance to win a Boitson’s Restaurant gift certificate. Come on out to 8 N. Front Street, Kingston (GMAP) and shake a tail feather, as the kids like to say (they still say that, right?). We hear there might be a disco ball.

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By: kandyharris | 3 April 2014 01:31 PM | No Comments

Destinations: Kelder’s Farm, Kerhonkson

bounce kelder farm

Remember the picture of the giant garden gnome on Monday’s Kerhonkson post? His name is Gnome Chomsky, and he lives at Kelder’s Farm. Once upon a time, Gnome Chomsky was the tallest garden gnome in the world until other, larger gnomes came along and unseated him from his Guinness Book of World Records glory. And yet, he still continues to stand, holding his constant, silent but pleasantly-cheerful vigil over Kerhonkson’s well-known u-pick farm/family favorite destination in Ulster County.

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Category: Destinations, Kerhonkson, Ulster County

By: kandyharris | 27 March 2014 01:00 PM | No Comments