August 08, 2022 - August 12, 2022
Meals included, camping and private lodging available. Kimber Ludiker hosts a week of bluegrass instruction and jamming for guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass, vocals and songwriting. Learn from inspirational teachers hand-picked to cultivate a magical environment after a long few years of not being able to learn in person!
August 11, 2022
Enjoy a 7:30pm outdoor concert by the Bluegrass Campers & Staff, and stick around to pick a few tunes at the jam. $15 in advance or at the door. This is an open community night on the last night of Ashokan's Bluegrass Camp.
August 13, 2022
An opening-night BBQ, Concert, and Dance with Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and members of the Southern Week teaching staff. Join us in the outdoor pavilion for a lovely night of great food, music, and community! NOTE: Dinner has sold out in advance. "Dance Only" tickets still available.
August 14, 2022 - August 20, 2022
Meals included, camping and bunks available. Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host a fun and friendly full-week of Southern traditional music from the Bayou to the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond. Enjoy a weekend of music and friendship.
August 20, 2022
10am, outdoors. Help construct an outdoor rainwater-fed shower. For those who take the rainwater catchment and spring-development classes this class will round out your off-grid water knowledge.
August 26, 2022
Join us for an extra-special 10th annual Hoot kickoff reception for close friends and supporters of the Ashokan Center. Celebrate with an array of locally-sourced, organic hors d'oeuvres alongside delicious wine selections. Plus abundant garden tours and and a private live concert from Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and surprise special guests. Stay afterwards for the Summer Hoot!
August 26, 2022 - August 28, 2022
Three days of music, nature, and community at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY! Hear great roots music, see your friends and neighbors, join a jam or singalong, go for a guided hike, and sample great local food, beer, and cider! SLIDING SCALE DAY PASSES available for the whole community! Suggested $30/day for adults. Kids under 18 always free. Thank you to the Hootsters who buy in advance! Please spread the word to new folks and let them know about this amazing little festival!
September 11, 2022
Join us for a Catskill Conversation and Q&A in celebration spotlighting our local watershed and its wildlife. 2-4pm in person or via zoom
September 19, 2022
Shop locally and sustainably at our community Flea Market on the top of Hoot Hill by our main parking lot. FREE to attend, $25 to vend!
September 23, 2022 - September 25, 2022
September 23, 2022 - April 25, 2022
Learn the art of forging hot steel using traditional blacksmithing tools and skills at the semi-annual Northeast Blacksmiths' Ashokan Hammer-In. An exciting weekend of activities for beginners and experienced metal-smiths alike. Come for all or any part of this great weekend workshop, where you can experience firsthand this ancient craft.
October 16, 2022
Fresh apple cider pressing, pumpkin painting, blacksmithing, live music, seasonal food, guided hikes, and fun for all ages.
October 23, 2022
Celebrating the publication of their new book Solace and Sanctuary, The Ashokan’s Enduring Gifts, artist Kate McGloughlin and author Gail Straub will reflect on the restorative power of nature, creativity and the friendship they enjoy which grew from a mutual reverence for this extraordinarily beautiful place. They will be joined by special musical guest Steve Gorn. 2-4pm in person or via zoom
November 17, 2022 - November 19, 2022
The Youth Empowerment & Sustainability Summit (YESS!) is a global climate solution and leadership summit for young people who are ready to change their lives and their communities by working towards climate resilience.