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History of The Quiet Room with Jay & Molly

This is a story about the healing powers of music and people and place, and what can happen when their energies join together. Tune in to Jay & Molly’s Quiet Room every Wednesday evening at 8:30pm est on Facebook Live.

Valley Stream 24 Takes An Exciting Field Trip to the Ashokan Center

Students from all three schools in the Valley Stream 24 School District recently embarked on an interactive outdoor education experience at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, New York. “Visiting the Ashokan Center is a wonderful and memorable experience for all

GUEST POST: Scottish fiddle immersion experience at the Ashokan Center

This post is by the great Austin Scelzo after his experience at Ashokan’s 2024 Scottish String Fling Weekend. My heart is full after returning from a wonderful Scottish fiddle immersion experience at the Ashokan Center. Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

Delaware Academy Second Graders Create Original Songs

If you were walking the hallways of Delaware Academy Elementary School in Delhi last Thursday, April 25th, you might have heard a hearty chorus of students (and teachers) singing at the top of their lungs, “Waggle to the east, waggle

Uke Fest with Ben Hassenger

Ben Hassenger’s musical career began in the early 1970s when he was arrested for playing “Smoke on the Water” on accordion and singing in animal sounds in the cafeteria at Lansing Community College. It was the start of something special,

Nettle Pesto by Liz Neves

Try Liz Neves’s Nettle Pesto recipe: Every spring I make a Nettle pesto and each year it’s a bit different. It’s highly adaptable! You’ll have to know I’m a guess-timator and fan of winging things. *Take care when handling raw