Mike Merenda & Ruth Ungar Merenda of The Mammals host the Summer Hoot, a down-home, down-to-earth, music gathering where everyone is welcome and there’s joy to spare.
Don’t miss the hands-on blacksmithing, mini concerts in the pewter shop, outdoor kids zone activities, local food & libations, guided hikes to Cathedral Gorge, square dancing, and late night campground jamming!
Admission tickets and lodging go on sale June 1, 2020 when lineup is announced.
Gates will open 3pm Friday and 9am Saturday & Sunday
PERFORMERS, and SCHEDULE TBA
3:00 pm gates open
7:00 pm live music begins
10:00 am gong bath, live music all day
10:00 pm square dance and campfire sing
10:00 am gong bath, live music all day
6:30 pm finale
Buy tickets in advance (or volunteer!) to support the Hoot and guarantee parking and entry. Tickets include all 3 days of entertainment and do not include food or lodging.
Remember that we offer sliding scale tickets at the gate while space allows. No matter your ability to pay, all are welcome!
The Hoot builds community and connects generations thru our shared love of music and nature. YOUR generous contributions & volunteer hours help keep The Hoot affordable for the whole community… THANK YOU for supporting YOUR HOOT!
Children under 12 always attend for free.
All children under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian.
Sat/Sun breakfasts are sold by donation
All other food is vended festival-style in our hilltop food area. Vendors & food trucks tba.
The Ashokan Center is licensed to serve beer and wine at the Hoot. By law, guests are prohibited from bringing their own alcoholic beverages onto the premises.
Enjoy the full Ashokan experience and choose comfortable onsite when you purchase your tickets.
LONGHOUSE BUNKS: Rooms hold up to 24 people and are designated women, men, and mixed gender. Place your belongings on a top or bottom bunk after you check in to claim it. Pillows are available, please bring your own blankets, sheets, pillowcases, and towels. There are a small number of light blankets for those bunkhouse residents who are unable to bring one of their own. If you will need us to provide one, please let us know well in advance.
PRIVATE ROOMS: There are a limited number of private rooms that must be reserved in advance at extra charge. Pillows are available, please bring your own sheets, pillowcases, and towels. There are light quilts in each private room.
CAMPSITES: Camping is available with access to Longhouse bathrooms and showers. Please park by your campsite only if you plan to leave your car in place for the duration of the weekend. Camping vehicles greater than 21′ in length must purchase an RV camping pass. We offer no RV hook-ups.
A limited number of volunteer positions are available in Parking, Door/Tickets, Kitchen, First Aid, and more. These will be available when ticket sales begin in June.
The hoot welcomes families with kids of all ages. If you would like to lead a kids activity at the Summer Hoot, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Refunds are available until Friday, Aug 14, 2020 (two weeks before the hoot.) We retain the full payment amount for cancellations after Friday, Aug 14, 2020.
GENERAL: Prepare for weather to vary from hot and sunny to cool and rainy. Bring sun hat, sunscreen, umbrella, lawn chair or blanket, re-useable water bottle, cash for vendors and Hoot/performer merchandise, and a cozy layer for evening.
IF YOU ARE LODGING ON SITE: Sleeping bag or blanket and linens, towel, soap, flashlight, earplugs (for light sleepers). There are light quilts in each private room and a small number of light blankets for those bunkhouse residents who are unable to bring one of their own. If you will need us to provide one, please let us know well in advance and we’ll do our best.
Sorry, no pets allowed.
Hoot Headquarters (914) 466-8334 text or call any time
Ashokan Center (845) 657-8333 standard business hours
Cell phone reception on site is available but spotty. Calls may be dropped but texts are reliably received.
High speed Wi-Fi is available in all buildings.
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge, NY 12461
Take NY State Thruway (1-87) to Kingston exit #19.
From traffic circle take Route 28 West (toward Pine Hill).
In 12 miles (shortly after Mobil & Citgo) turn left onto Reservoir Rd.
Cross the Ashokan Reservoir, turn left at the Tee.
Head down the hill, pass the first left (Rt 28A East) and merge onto 28A West.
Take next left onto Beaverkill Rd.
Follow Beaverkill for about one mile, then turn right into the Ashokan Center driveway and follow the signs.
AIRPORT Albany, NY (ALB) is the closest major airport (about 1.5 hours away). Public transportation is available from the airport to the Kingston bus station, where you can take a taxi to Ashokan. Or contact us at least one month before your program begins for a list of people driving from the Albany area who may be able to give you a ride.
BUS Trailways (800)858-8555 runs buses from Port Authority terminal in Manhattan to Kingston, NY (2 hours).
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