With music, dancing, food, film, art and nature activities for all ages, the 4th Annual Winter Hoot welcomes the community, one and all, for a spirit-raising good time in mid-winter! Hear world-class musical acts from our Hudson Valley region and beyond (schedule below.) Come for a few hours or the whole weekend - tickets are pay what you can. Indoor lodging is available in the comfortable Longhouse and Red Maple Lodge rooms.
The Hoot builds community through music and dance. All proceeds directly support The Ashokan Center's outdoor environmental education programs, facility improvements, and ongoing community outreach.
5:00 Pewter Posse Happy Hour in the Pewter Shop featuring waltzes by Jay & Molly (donate here)
6:00 Dinner by Ashokan's Executive Chef, William Warnes (by reservation only)
7:00 Film Short: Crac! Frederic Back's touching 1981 animated tale of snow, fiddling, family and folk art
7:15 Welcome by Gina Gould, Ashokan's Exec Director
7:30 Featured Screening: the new documentary film "THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community." The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. Followed by a community discussion and Q & A with invited guests
9:00 Post-film old-timey music jam led by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.
During "The Wisdom to Survive" a kid-friendly movie will be screened upstairs in the kids zone.
All-day entertainment starts at 11am with music and dancing for kids and families, goes all day long with a lyrical & rousing revue of independent folk and roots music for all ages, culminating in a rowdy midnight square dance.
Enjoy local food, beer, wine and goodies in our wintertime farmer's market, blacksmithing demos, all-ages crafts in the FiberFlame room (leave your child for an additional childcare fee), an array of upstairs parent-child activities, sledding, an instrument petting zoo by Hungry For Music (bring an instrument to donate), and intimate mini-concerts in the Pewter Shop filmed and recorded by Beehive Productions.
Additional lineup announcements and full schedule coming soon! To receive email updates, please join our list.