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Winter Hoot


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Winter Hoot


 

It's the 4th annual Winter Hoot at Ashokan!

Volunteers Needed: Please log in to Help The Herd and choose 1 or 2 shifts in Parking, Door, Kitchen or EMT.  Thank you for lending your helpful hands!

Volunteers Needed:
Please log in to Help The Herd and choose 1 or 2 shifts in Parking, Door, Kitchen or EMT.  Thank you for lending your helpful hands!

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.)  Attend for a few hours or the whole weekend - tickets are pay what you can. Indoor lodging is available in the comfortable Longhouse. Private rooms on site are sold out.

The Hoot builds community through music and dance. All proceeds directly benefit The Ashokan Center’s outdoor environmental education programs and facility improvements, including this year’s goal to restore the beautiful Pewter Shop.  Thank you for your support!



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Friday


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Friday


friday, jan 29th
dinner, documentary, discussion & jam 

5:00 Special "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)

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 & Ruth Ungar Merenda, Hoot Co-Ordinator

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. The focus: how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the face of this catastrophe. 

8:30 Community discussion and Q & A with filmmaker, John Ankele and guest climate research scientist, Nicole Davi, PhD from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

9:30 Post-film old-timey music jam led in the Dining Hall by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.  Bring an instrument or just listen. 

During "The Wisdom to Survive" a kid-friendly movie will be screened upstairs in the kids zone if you have a specific kids' film suggestion, please email here.

"If you want an adventure, what a time to choose to be alive — to get a chance to find out what you have inside you in terms of vitality and alertness and courage — what you have to discover in terms of what we can do together. . . . You are born into this. And you are here to love it and see that it goes on." 
— Joanna Macy in "Wisdom to Survive"

Nicole Davi is a dendrochronologist, or tree-ring scientist, studying the annual growth variation of long-lived trees to better understand what the climate has been like over hundreds, even thousands of years.

Nicole Davi is a dendrochronologist, or tree-ring scientist, studying the annual growth variation of long-lived trees to better understand what the climate has been like over hundreds, even thousands of years.

 
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Saturday


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Saturday


 

saturday, jan 30th
music, dancing & more

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 from Ashokan & Veggie Oasis, beer & wine, goodies from Immune-Schein, Woodstock Cupcakes, Platte Clove Naturals and more in our wintertime farmer's market. Plus the ever-popular blacksmithing demos, sledding, all-ages crafts in the FiberFlame room (leave your child for an additional childcare fee), an array of upstairs parent-child activities, an instrument petting zoo by Hungry For Music (please bring an instrument to donate to kids in need) and intimate mini-concerts in the Pewter Shop filmed and recorded by Beehive Productions.

See schedule of set times below.  Saturday's performance hall lineup features: beautiful songstress Ana Egge, punk-folk comic book artist/musician Jeffrey Lewis, hilarious Grammy-award-winning storyteller Bill Harley, experimental original folk band Breathe Owl Breathe, surrealist multimedia children's artist Gustafer Yellowgold, Hudson Valley fiddle and folk duo Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, heartfelt rural-rockers The Mike + Ruthy Band, and ho-down throw down Stephanie Coleman & Friends with caller, the ever-graceful Kristin Andreassen!  Click performers' photos for more info. To receive email updates, please join our list.  

 
The Mike + Ruthy Band

The Mike + Ruthy Band

Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis

Ana Egge

Ana Egge

Bill Harley

Bill Harley

Gustafer Yellowgold

Gustafer Yellowgold

Stephanie Coleman & Friends w/caller Kristin Andreassen

Stephanie Coleman & Friends w/caller Kristin Andreassen

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Breathe Owl Breathe

Breathe Owl Breathe


PERFORMANCE HALL:

11:00am  Gustafer Yellowgold
12:00 Family Dance
2:00 Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
3:30 Bill Harley
5:00 Ana Egge
6:30 Jeffrey Lewis
8:00 The Mike + Ruthy Band
9:30 Square Dance
11:30 Breathe Owl Breathe


 

Pewter Shop Sessions:
3 songs, recorded & filmed with an intimate audience
1:30 Ana Egge
3:00 Jeffrey Lewis
4:30 Breathe Owl Breathe
6:00 Bill Harley

KIDS ZONE SCHEDULE:
11:00 Open Space
1:45 Catskill Mountain Music Together
3:30 Sudbury School • Marble Run
5:30 Stephanie Coleman & Friends • Freestyle Dance
6:30 Kids Movie Lounge

 
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Sunday


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Sunday


 

sunday, jan 31st
brunch & community sing

Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower

Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower

9:30   Brunch in the Dining Hall
10:30   "Community Sing" with Elizabeth Mitchell & Friends.  Request your favorite song, or sing your own - all instruments and voices welcome.  
Noon    Farewell . . . see you at the Summer Hoot!

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