With music, dancing, food, film, art and nature activities for all ages, the 3rd 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 new buildings.
The Hoot builds community through music and dance & raises scholarship funding for the thousands of children whose lives are transformed by experiencing nature at The Ashokan Center.
6:00 Dinner by Ashokan's Executive Chef, Jill Freiberg (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 “Antarctica 3D: On The Edge,” an up-close look at how the seventh continent is changing, in part due to a warming ocean, followed by a Q & A session with the film’s director, Jon Bowermaster and renowned scientist Dr. Maureen Raymo from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.
9:00 Post-film old-timey music jam led by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.
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, a guided hike to Cathedral Gorge, all-ages crafts in the FiberFlame room (leave your child for an additional childcare fee) and an array of upstairs parent-child activities by Hudson Valley Sudbury School, Livingston Street Early Childhood Community, Catskill Mountain Music Together, an art balcony by Woodstock School of Art, and an instrument petting zoo Hungry For Music, and intimate mini-concerts in the Pewter Shop filmed and recorded by Beehive Productions.
performance hall schedule:
11:00 ELIZABETH MITCHELL & YOU ARE MY FLOWER
12:15 FAMILY BARN DANCE w/caller Kristin Andreassen
2:00 JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON
3:30 KRISTIN ANDREASSEN
5:00 MIKE + RUTHY BAND
6:30 DAVID WAX MUSEUM
8:00 JOSH RITTER
9:30 DOWN HILL STRUGGLERS with JOHN COHEN
Old Time Dance Party w/caller Kristin Andreassen
pewter shop schedule:
1:30 Jefferson Hamer
3:00 David Wax Museum
4:30 Down Hill Strugglers w/ John Cohen
6:00 Alec Spiegelman
7:30 Kristin Andreassen
kid zone schedule:
1:30 Catskill Mountain Music Together - story songs & musical play
2:30 Livingston Street Early Childhood Community - craft
3:30 Hudson Valley Sudbury School - epic marble run
4:30 The Hoot Kids- make musical instruments from up-cycled trash with Sarah Cammarata Stoudt
5:45 UNCLE ROCK
6:25 Kids' Parade!
7:00 Movies & chill time
Click the artists to see a video!
9:30 Brunch will be vended in the Dining Hall
10:30 Our second-annual Winter Hoot "community sing," inspired by Pete Seeger, is a great chance to lead a song, follow along, and build community thru music.
Noon Farewell . . . see you at the Summer Hoot!