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 including Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and Hoot founders and organizers, Mike + Ruthy. Enjoy local food, beer, wine, blacksmithing, dancing, hiking & more throughout the weekend. Come for a few hours or the whole weekend. 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.
Join us for a delicious dinner by Ashokan's Executive Chef, Jill Freiberg (by reservation only), followed by a screening of Jon Bowermaster's new documentary film Antarctica 3D: On The Edge (will be screened in beautiful 2D) and a question & answer discussion with director Jon Bowermaster and renowned scientist Dr. Maureen Raymo from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.
Afterwards there will be an informal 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, guided hikes 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, and Hungry For Music.
Full schedule coming soon. Here's the musical lineup!
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. 10:30am - 12:00pm.
Brunch will be served at 10:00am. Non-overnight guests please give us a heads up if you plan to eat with us.