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!
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.
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.
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