Day Tripping the Hudson Valley & Catskills

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Franklin Stage Company / An Ideal Husband
Franklin Stage Company presents An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde this and the following weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Written in 1895, An Ideal Husband deals with themes of honor, hypocrisy, and the role of women in the 19th century London. Established in 1996, and located in a historic building erected in 1855, Franklin Stage produces both classic and contemporary plays, as well as adaptations from classic texts. For more information, visit franklinstagecompany.org.

SummerScape at Bard College / Oklahoma!
SummerScape art festival at Bard College debuts this weekend with Oklahoma!, a re-make of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1940s musical. Directed by Daniel Fish, Oklahoma! offers a fresh, new interpretation of the well-known romance tale between a cowboy and his farm girlfriend in the early 1900s. Fish’s approach is that of creating community and intimacy between the actors and the audience. For more information, visit fishercenter.bard.edu.

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild / House Tour
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is hosting a tour of its historic homes as well as some of its contemporary structures this Saturday, June 27 between 11 am and 5 pm. Several homes include important art collections from the colony’s one hundred and thirteen year history. Ralph and Jane Whitehead’s White Pine house, built in 1902, is part of the tour. A cocktail party will be held from 5 to 7 pm to benefit the guild. For more information, visit woodstockguild.org.

Bevier House Museum

The Bevier House Museum

The Bevier House Museum / Founders’ Day
The Bevier House Museum, an edifice built in the 17th century in Marbletown, is hosting the third annual Marbletown Founders’ Day event Saturday, June 27 from 10 am to 6 pm. This year Wired Gallery will present an eclectic collection of contemporary local art, while Ulster County Historical Society will showcase some of its historical artifacts. A new exhibit “Food Storage of the 17th-19th Centuries” will display rare pieces from the JP Remensnyder Pottery and Domestic wares collection. Lectures and other activities are scheduled throughout the day. For more information, visit ulstercountyhs.org.

Kaete Brittin Shaw, Stackable Bowls

“Stackable Bowls,” – Kate Brittin Shaw

Betty Wilde-Biasiny, The Old City

“The Old City” – Betty Wilde-Biasiny

About Simona David

Simona David is a writer living in the Catskill Mountains, New York. She is the author of Art in the Catskills (3rd edition, 2016), available on Amazon.com and Kindle. For more information, visit www.simonadavid.com.

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