Ashokan Center Events

March 31- April 2, 2017 | Old Time Rollick March 31- April 2, 2017 | Old Time Rollick

Bruce Molsky & Debra Clifford of our Southern Week staff host our second annual Old Time Music weekend immersion camp. Beginner, intermediate and advanced Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Old Time Singing & Ballads, a Gospel Sing, Square Dancing, a concert, jam sessions and more!

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April 2, 2017 | Old Time Music Concert April 2, 2017 | Old Time Music Concert

Join us for a phenomenal Old Time music concert with Molsky’s Mountain Drifter’s, Bruce’s new trio with Stash Wyslouch and Allison de Groot, plus the Farwells featuring Debra Clifford and Becca Wintle. The culmination of the Old Time Rollick, a wonderful weekend of Old Time music instruction.
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April 21-23, 2017 | Ashokan Staff Reunion Weekend April 21-23, 2017 | Ashokan Staff Reunion Weekend

In 1967, the Ashokan Environmental Education Program began offering residential learning opportunities to elementary schools across New York State. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of teams of instructors, administrators, and support staff, the magic of the Ashokan program is still thriving!

Former Ashokan staff members are invited to celebrate 50 years of outdoor education with a reunion of all those who have contributed to the organization’s success!

Save the date and plan to join us Earth Day Weekend, April 21-23, 2017. Come for a visit and bring your family. A variety of affordable meal and lodging options are available at the new and improved Ashokan Center facility.

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April 22 | Earth Day at The Ashokan Center April 22 | Earth Day at The Ashokan Center

Come volunteer, celebrate and dine with us!

Volunteer and enjoy free lunch outdoors: 10am-4pm

Celebrate indoors: 4–9pm
$30 for adults, $15 for kids or Earth Day Volunteers!
No registration required, pay at the door!

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April 28 - 30, 2017 | Spring Hammer-In April 28 - 30, 2017 | Spring Hammer-In

Learn the art of forging iron into beautiful and useful items using traditional blacksmithing tools and skills at the semi-annual Ashokan Hammer-In. This is a multi-level workshop for beginners and experienced craftsmen alike, with both forging demonstrations by world renowned craftsmen and hands-on project opportunities . Equipment, iron, and coal will be provided and available to use under the supervision of an instructor and for sale to begin your own home workshop!

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May 5-7, 2017 | Fraser Haas Trad String Fling May 5-7, 2017 | Fraser Haas Trad String Fling

We’re thrilled to announce Alasdair and Natalie’s fourth annual fiddle and cello workshop at the Ashokan Center. World-class Scottish traditional musicians and teachers, their workshops are fantastic learning experiences and tremendous fun for all.

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May 7, 2017 | Fraser & Haas in Concert May 7, 2017 | Fraser & Haas in Concert

Join Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas in concert for an intimate afternoon of cutting edge fiddle and cello explorations of Scottish and global music.

May 26-29, 2017 | 5th Annual Uke Fest May 26-29, 2017 | 5th Annual Uke Fest

Announcing our fifth annual family-friendly weekend retreat for uke players of all ages and skill levels! Enjoy a weekend of music and friends in a gorgeous natural setting. Workshops, concerts, dancing, jam sessions and lots of fun. Scheduled instructors are Gerald Ross, James Hill, Anne Janelle, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Jim D’Ville and Ben Hassenger.

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May 27, 2017 | James Hill & Anne Janelle May 27, 2017 | James Hill & Anne Janelle

It’s true: opposites attract. James Hill, “possibly the best ukulele player in the world” (Waikato Times), grew up playing folk, jazz and blues on his ukulele. Anne Janelle, “a cellist of true beauty” (Ottawa Citizen), played only classical music on her cello. But the pair’s differences became their greatest asset: the uke is high, the cello is low; the uke plays short notes, the cello long bow strokes; the uke is all about strumming while the cello radiates melody.

With several albums and tours in over 15 countries, they are making their mark not only as accomplished instrumentalists but also as some of the finest songwriters of their generation. Together, they conjure a sound that is intricate, enchanting and engaging: “a crystal clear sound filled with warmth” (Bob Mersereau, CBC Radio). In concert, James is “a dazzling live performer with a genial, low-key sense of humour” (Edmonton Journal) and Anne brings her “gorgeous syrupy voice” (Acoustic Magazine) to songs that are “inventive, entertaining, beautifully written and brilliantly performed” (R2 Magazine).

You may also be interested in attending entire Uke Fest camp, May 26-29, 2017, where James and Anne will be teaching. If you are registering for Uke Fest, concert admission is included in tuition.

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