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 at the door - purchase in advance to guarantee entry. Indoor lodging is available on site.
The Hoot builds community through music and dance and connects generations thru our shared love of music and nature. Support Your Hoot!
5:00 pm "GRATITUDE HOUR" - FOR OUR PEWTER POSSE DONORS
A thank-you reception for our most generous supporters in the Pewter Shop with wine & cheese, Hoot gifts, and music by Jay & Molly.
6:00 pm DINNER - Reserve your plate in advance
delicious local meal by chef Bill Warnes (make your dinner reservation)
7:00 Film Short: Crac! Frederic Back's touching 1981 animated tale of snow, fiddling, family and folk art
7:30 pm HUDSON RIVER AT RISK DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
Followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster.
8:30 pm FEATURED SPEAKER (TBA)
Learn more about our Hudson River's future.
10:00 pm OLD-TIME JAM SESSION
Let's make music together in the dining hall. All instruments welcome or just come listen!
During the documentary a kid-friendly movie will be screened upstairs in the kids zone if you have a specific kids' film suggestion, please email here.
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 Natalie Merchant, beloved songwriter Dan Bern, award-winning blues duo Annie Raines & Paul Rishell, Hudson Valley fiddle and folk duo Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, heartfelt rural-rockers The Mike + Ruthy Band, sweet Catskills storyteller Story Laurie, and ho-down stringband Home Remedy. Plus more surprises TBA… for updates please like us on FaceBook!
NOON Family Dance with Home Remedy
2:00pm Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
3:30pm Annie Raines & Paul Rishell
5:00pm Dan Bern
6:30pm The Mike + Ruthy Band
8:00pm Natalie Merchant
10:00 Square Dance with Home Remedy
PEWTER SHOP SESSIONS:
3 songs, recorded & filmed with an intimate audience
KIDS ZONE SCHEDULE:
11:00 Open Space
1-5 Activities TBA
6:00 Kids Movie Lounge
9:30 Brunch in the Dining Hall
10:30 "Community Sing" with the Winter Hoot All Stars. Request your favorite song, or sing your own - all instruments and voices welcome.
Noon Farewell . . . see you at the Summer Hoot!