ALL WEEKEND LONG…
July 19-22: Experience the birth of the Laurel Canyon music scene during a showing of the documentary, Echo in the Canyon, playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.
THURSDAY, JULY 18…
8 AM – 5 PM: Get tactile with textiles during Thursday Threads at Billings Farm & Museum!
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Then, get cooking with Chef Ryan Beaudoin at the brand-new Billings Farm Culinary Academy! Don’t miss out. You can step inside the Billings Farm Learning Kitchen to roll out fresh dough and select the perfect garden toppings for a tasty summer pizza the whole family will love. Register now, as space is limited to the public.
2 – 3:15 PM: See nature’s landscape captured in Hudson River School masterpieces during an Art Tour at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Registration required, see link for details.
4 – 7 PM: Are you ready to rock with the Seth Yacovone Band at Long Trail Brewery? Brews, tunes, and a riverside view await.
5 – 8:30 PM: Or if old-time New England and Appalachian music is more your style, look and listen as Mayfly performs under the stars at Feast & Field Market in Barnard.
6:30 – 8:30 PM: Want a night out with a different spin? At Artistree, you can Mix, Mingle & Make with friends old and new in the studio as artist Chris Jacobson walks you through a fun, easy art-making technique!
Then, beginning at 7 PM:
- 7 – 9 PM: Keep the evening grooving with Open Mic Night at Artistree’s Hayloft. At this free, welcoming gathering of musicians, you can take up a spot on the stage and perform with your peers, or sit back and listen to creative, collaborative melodies.
- 7 – 9 PM: Or… survey says: it’s time for pub trivia at the Public House in Quechee!
- 7 – 10 PM: Behind door number three is hands-on instruction to make you drool: The Soufflé Also Rises cooking class with Odyssey Events in Bridgewater! See link for pricing and details.
FRIDAY, JULY 19…
8 AM – 5 PM: Sample a popular North African street food during a Tasting with Ithaca Dukka for a delicious blend of roasted nuts, seeds, and spices at the Woodstock Farmers’ Market.
10 AM – 5 PM: Discover how seasonal vegetables grown right on the farm are used in historic recipes during Foodways Fridays at Billings Farm & Museum.
2 – 3 PM: Step down, down into the premiere civil defense measure of the Cold War during Fallout Fridays at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP – featuring a tour of the Rockefeller Family’s 1960s-era fallout shelter.
5:30 – 7 PM: You don’t have to get up with the sun to relish the guitar, banjo, and vocal harmonies of Early Risers: Ashley Storrow and Putnam Smith – as they perform in the heart of Woodstock village at Music by the River presented by Pentangle Arts. Free, but donations appreciated.
SATURDAY, JULY 20…
9 – 10 AM: See the Rockefeller mansion in the colorful light of day during the Breakfast with Tiffany's tour. You’ll study the breathtaking interiors, including custom Tiffany windows, then sip a cup of coffee or tea on the welcoming porch at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Registration recommended, see link for details.
9 AM – 12 PM: Run like the wind or set a softer pace to admire nature trail-side during this week’s Parkrun timed 5k at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Pre-registration required.
9:30 – 10:30 AM: Or traipse down the garden path with the Woodstock Inn & Resort, learning about the edible flowers and great garnishes tucked inside Kelly Way Garden’s 3 acres during this Summer Garden Tour. Complimentary for inn guests, $10 for visitors.
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Get your grocery shopping done under the sun at the Mt Tom Farmers' Market, just minutes from the center of town!
10 – 11 AM: Are your kids itching to get creative? Then join Kurt Valenta in designing and creating an animal or being to live in our solar system – happening at Norman Williams Public Library!
10:30 AM - 4 PM: From meteorites to moon maps, astronomers to astronaut ice cream, the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary will be a day of exciting science experiences at the Montshire Museum of Science! See link for details.
1 – 2 PM: Kids ages 7-12, trek and chat with a park ranger, take part in fun activities, and earn your Junior Ranger Badge in the process – all during Junior Ranger Adventures at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Click the link for registration and additional information.
1 PM: Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical, Into the Woods JR.! At this Musical Theatre Camp Performance at Artistree’s Grange Theatre, students bring this groundbreaking musical fairytale to life. See link for pricing and details.
2 – 3 PM: During the Life in Full Bloom tour at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, explore formal and secret gardens that underscore the site's story of nature appreciation and enjoyment. See link for more information – registration recommended.
4 PM: It’s your second chance to catch a magical performance of Into the Woods JR. – presented by Artistree’s Musical Theatre Camp in the Grange Theatre. See link for details.
Oh if life were made of moments
Even now and then a bad one--!
But if life were only moments,
Then you'd never know you had one.
7 – 9 PM: Uncover the joys of catching a fish – hook, line, and sinker! Join Vermont Fish & Wildlife for a Let's Go Fishing Clinic at Silver Lake, where you’ll learn tactical and ecological basics and get a chance to fish in the clear, deep waters of Barnard. Free.
9 – 11 PM: Unmask the world that comes to life when night falls. The Late-night Mothing Adventure at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) leads folks of all ages on an observation tour of the hundreds of moths and other insects viewable right in your own backyard. See link for pricing and details.
SUNDAY, JULY 21…
1 – 1:30 PM: Then, snag a Behind the Scenes Tour at VINS, featuring introductions to the rehabbers who take care of resident birds, and a chance to hear the story of one of our permanent resident education raptors. Pre-registration recommended.
Next, up, at 2 PM you can take your pick:
- 2 – 3:15 PM: Hidden Spaces tour at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP
- 2 – 3:30 PM: Jazz Pianist Michael Arnowitt performs Aaron Copland's America at the Congregation Shir Shalom
4 – 5 PM: Prepare to laugh out loud with the Vermont Suitcase Company as they present, L’Odeur de Moliere: The Doctor and the Dowry, a tale of seriously flawed people making a hash of Old-World mores. Playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.
6 - 9 PM: Then, dine in a spellbinding natural setting on dishes made from the freshest local ingredients during the Red Barn Dinner Series at Kelly Way Gardens. See link for pricing and menu details.