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MAYFest To Bring Rusted Root, Ozomatli, And Dar Williams To Upstate New York For Memorial Day Weekend

first_imgToday’s festival scene is oftentimes saturated with sameness. If you only enjoy live music and camping under the stars, then this formula is a recipe for success ad infinitum. Like many of the friendly faces attending this year’s MAYfest, however, I often find myself in search of more – more variety, more meaningful connections, and a more holistic experience of forming a temporary community of like-minded folk. If you too share this desire, consider attending MAYfest over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.Held May 26th-28th at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY, MAYfest – both an acronym of music, arts, and yoga as well as a pun for the timing of this annual gathering – is a truly unique and immersive experience. Designed to blur the lines between music, community, art, yoga, creative expression, and a shared sense of self, MAYfest is as unique a festive jamboree as they come.The musical lineup is equally as diverse: with headliners Rusted Root, Ozomatli, and Dar Williams, there is no shortage of variety. Other featured musicians and bands include DJ Drez, Dustin Thomas, Will Evans with Rising Tide, The Garcia Project, Upstate Rubdown, Hayley Jane and the Primates, Srikala, The Breakneck Boys, and more!For the painters, photographers, sculptors, and dreamers among us, MAYfest has partnered with the Garrison Art Center to once again provide an endless array of opportunities for self-expression throughout the entire weekend. Professional artists-in-residence include: Jaanika Peerna, Christina DiMarco, and Robert Sturman, to name just a few.Tying the entire weekend together through flow, relaxation, and breath, MAYfest will also feature an extensive array of interactive classes and workshops exploring a variety of yogic styles for participants at all levels. Each and every program will be taught by some of the region’s absolute best yogis: Elena Brower, Sadie Nardini, Amy Pearce-Hayden, Jessica Bellofatto, and many others from the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions.MAYfest is also deeply family focused, offering fun workshops for children and their parents throughout the weekend. In the spirit of inclusion and service, MAYfest is also partnering with the Veterans Yoga Project (VYP), a non-profit organization that works to bring the healing powers of yoga to our veterans and their families. A nationwide Memorial Day campaign to honor fallen troops will culminate on Sunday afternoon during VYP’s Introduction to Mindful Resilience Yoga. And for anyone who has served in the US armed forces, MAYfest is proud to offer a 20% discount.From the folks who brought you the immensely popular Catskill Chill Music Festival, MAYfest is sure to offer you and your family a warm and friendly weekend gathering for community-minded folks in search of programming variety in an inclusive environment. Tickets are currently available for the entire weekend, with additional options for single-class tickets and day passes. Discount tickets are available for children under 12, while children under 5 are admitted free with an adult.last_img read more

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A View From the Bridge, Starring Mark Strong, Starts B’way Previews

first_img A View From the Bridge Mark Strong Related Shows Mark Strong and the company of A View From the Bridge will begin Broadway previews on October 21. Directed by Ivo van Hove, the Olivier-winning revival is scheduled to officially open on November 12 at the Lyceum Theatre.In Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge, described as one of Miller’s most passionate dramas, Eddie Carbone (Strong) is a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine. When Catherine falls in love with a newly arrived immigrant, Eddie’s jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family, and his world.The play debuted on Broadway in 1955 and was most recently seen on the Great White Way in 2010, starring Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber. This latest production began life at the Young Vic, before transferring to the West End where it won three Olivier Awards earlier this year, including Best Revival, Best Director for Van Hove and Best Actor for Strong.The cast will also include Emun Elliott, Phoebe Fox, Michael Gould, Nicola Walker, Russell Tovey and Richard Hansell. View Comments Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2016last_img read more

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Emergency Food.

first_imgLogically, Amy Hopper doesn’t think the arrival of the newcentury is going to affect her family’s food supply. But the motherof two young children isn’t taking any chances.”Every time I go grocery shopping, I buy an extra bagof sugar, an extra bag of flour, a box of powdered milk and agallon of water,” Hopper said. “I don’t think we’llactually have to have it. But we can always use it.”University of Georgia food experts support Hopper’s logic.Storing Extra Food is a Smart Idea”We aren’t telling people to go out and stock their pantriesbecause of Y2K. But we are telling them it’s a smart idea to stockyour pantry for emergencies,” said Elizabeth Andress, anExtension Service food safety specialist with the UGA Collegeof Family and Consumer Sciences. “Every family should haveat least a three-day emergency food supply to fall back on.”Andress said having an emergency food supply cuts down on thestress level in emergencies and natural disasters.”Whether it’s a hurricane, tornado or snow storm, a naturaldisaster could prevent you from running to the grocery store topick up supplies for dinner,” Andress said.”Having an emergency food supply on hand will providepeace of mind for you and your family,” she said, “nomatter what disaster may come your way.”Select the Right Foods for Emergency ConditionsThesize of your emergency food supply depends on the size of yourfamily and home storage area. Stock only nonperishable foods.”Select foods that require no refrigeration, little orno cooking and little or no water,” Andress said. “Chancesare, if you’re in an emergency situation, you aren’t going tohave the luxuries of electricity and running water.”Stock your food supply with ready-to-eat canned meats, fruitsand vegetables. Remember to buy containers that can be used upin one meal or snack, since you will most likely be unable torefrigerate leftovers.Add canned juices and soups and canned or powdered milk. Includebottled water and extra water to mix with the powdered milk anddilute the soups.Supply enough fluids (milk, juice, water, etc.) so each familymember is allotted at least 2 quarts of fluids per day.Your supply should also include staple foods such as sugar,salt and pepper and high-energy foods like peanut butter, jelly,crackers, granola bars and trail mix.Remember the Extras”Don’t forget to throw in some comfort foods, too, likecookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals and instant coffee andtea,” Andress said.And don’t forget your vitamins. Be sure to include vitamin,mineral and protein supplements to assure proper nutrition.When stocking your emergency supply, keep in mind any specialneeds in your family. Have you included special foods for infantsor elderly family members?Don’t forget to include a hand-operated can opener, scissorsand knife for opening canned foods and foods in foil or plasticpouches. The last items in your food supply should be disposableplates, cups and utensils.Replenish Your Supply Yearly”Once you have your food supply together, make a listof dates when food items need to be inspected and possibly rotatedout. Then replace them with newly bought items,” Andresssaid. “Canned foods can last two years. But for best quality,use them within one year.”Powdered milk may be stored 12 to 24 months. Most of the otherfoods in your emergency supply should be used or rotated out withinone year. Over time, replace any food cans which may be rusty,leaky, dented or bulging.Now that your emergency food supply is intact, store it ina cool, dry place. Store dry supplies off the floor in a clean,dry, dark place away from any sources of moisture.(Photo by Sharon Omahen, University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup: Nigeria in Flying Start, Pummel Qatar…

first_imgBy Kunle AdewaleThe Flying Eagles’ dream of winning the U-20 World Cup for the first time having been runners up twice (1989 and 2005) started on a splendid note as the Coach Paul Aigbogun tutored players defeated Asian representative Qatar 4-0 to place themselves in a good stead of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition.Two goals in each half before a scanty crowd inside the Mjieski Stadium, Tychy, was all the Flying Eagles needed against Qatar in the opening match of Group D of the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland. Aigbogun sent out presumably his strongest line-up for the tricky clash, with Muhammad Tijani and Henry Offia leading the lines, with Bournemouth’s starlet, Nnamdi Oforboh only good for a bench role.Maxwell Effiom, one of the most influential players during the team’s last tournament in Niger gave his side the lead 12 minutes into the game when he tapped home after Qatari goalkeeper, Shehab Mamdouh could only parry skipper Ikouwem Utin’s delivery into his path.The Flying Eagles remained on the ascendancy and doubled their tally before the half hour, Utin the provider yet again showed class after he held off his marker to play in Offia who finished with aplomb.Qatar did have their chances. Zulkifilu Rabiu catapulted himself across the Tychy turf to make an outstanding block from Yusuf Abdurisag, and Nigeria goalkeeper Olawale Oremade was alert to break up a three-on-one break from which the underdogs should have made more.Manchester City starlet, Tom Dele-Bashiru however added a third after the break, slotting home a brilliant effort to cap off a scintillating showing in the middle of the park for his side, while defender Aliyu Salawudeen rounded off the scoring in the 74th minute when he stabbed in the fourth from substitute Akor’s header to compound the woes of their opponent.The teams would return to action on Monday, when Qatar play Ukraine and Nigeria take on USA.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Smith: Wisconsin players with the best chance to hear their names called in NFL Draft

first_imgIn less than a week, more than 200 football players will hear their named called in Radio City Music Hall in New York City during the National Football League’s draft. While the draft is the beginning of the NFL dream for all of the players chosen, it is also a source of pride for universities to see their programs produce professional-level talent.In recent years the University of Wisconsin has produced some of the NFL’s brightest stars with two-time defensive player of the year J.J. Watt and Super Bowl Champion quarterback Russell Wilson. Since 2009, according to National Football Post, Wisconsin has had 20 players drafted in the NFL which is good for 12th-most picks during that period of time. And, since 2009, former Badgers have accumulated a combined 160 starts in the NFL. Only four schools have more combined starts in that time.Wisconsin doesn’t have any sure-fire first round prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft, but does boast a number of players that have the ability work their way into significant roles on an NFL roster.With the draft kicking off Thursday, here is a list of players that have the best shot of hearing their name called in New York:Chris Borland, ILBAll-American linebacker Chris Borland has the best chance of any Badger to get his name called in the first round of the draft Thursday. Borland wasn’t happy with his performance at the NFL combine, particularly his 4.83 time in the 40-yard dash, but improved on his numbers some at Wisconsin’s pro day. His size — 5-foot-11 and 248-pounds — is the biggest concern for NFL teams and will likely be the reason he falls to the second round should teams pass on him with their first picks. ESPN’s draft tracker has Chris Borland rated as the second-best inside linebacker behind C.J. Mosley from Alabama. In their latest mock draft, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have Borland going 34th overall to the Washington Redskins. It is looking more likely that Borland will fall to the second round, but as Montee Ball found out last year, sometime waiting to be drafted a little later means you land in a better situation. Either way, Borland will have a very good chance to make an impact on the field from day one.Dezmen Southward, SAfter Borland, it gets a little murkier when determining which former Badger will be picked next. Before Wisconsin’s pro day, chances are Southward would not be this high on the list, but after wowing scouts with a sub-4.4 40 time and a 42-inch vertical jump, Southward saw his stock soar. He probably didn’t have the senior campaign at Wisconsin that he was hoping for, but he still has the athleticism that might be enough to entice an NFL team to use a fourth-round pick on him. The safety position in this year’s draft has a definite group of four to five guys who have separated themselves from the rest, but after that it is a toss up. We’ll have to see if Southward’s pro day performance was enough to boost him to the third round, but chances are his name will be called somewhere in the fourth or fifth round.Ryan Groy, OGRyan Groy has the legacy of Wisconsin offensive lineman behind him, which should help him move up a couple of picks. Groy was the anchor of the Badgers’ offensive line last season and would be able to move into an immediate backup role in the NFL and possibly be molded into a solid starter a few years down the road. Teams are always on the lookout for players that will bolster their depth on the front line and Groy would be a good value in the fourth to sixth round.Jared Abbrederis, WRJared Abbrederis won’t wow you with his speed or strength, but he has above-average hands and runs strong routes. He ran a 4.5 40-yard dash at the combine and posted a 30.5-inch vertical jump. Abbrederis has the chance to work his way into a No. 3 or No. 4 wide receiver position for a team early on. This year has one of the deeper wide receiver groups that has been seen in some time which could cause him to fall a little. Abbrederis will likely be drafted between the fourth and sixth rounds.Everyone ElseTight end Jacob Pedersen and running back James White will be drafted. White’s stock will suffer by the suddenly decreased value in running backs in the league, but can serve a change-of-pace back that several if not all teams use now. Pedersen did enough in his time in Madison to warrant a pick. There are several other defensive players that have a chance at being drafted this weekend, Beau Allen, Ethan Hemer and Brendan Kelly all have a chance to have their names called.last_img read more