A Magazine About Food, Art & Exchange In Midtown Kingston, Published By The Hudson Valley Current.

APRIL EVENTS 2023

PETER & THE WOLF AND CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS Peter and the Wolf, a lyrical symphonic fairy tale for children composed by Sergei Prokofiev, will be narrated by David Gonzalez while Frederick Chiu accompanies on the piano. Followed by a performance of composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, a musical suite of fourteen movements, […]

TILDA’S SEASONAL GRAIN RECIPE

GREEK GREENS AND CHEESE PIE WITH SPROUTED WHOLE WHEAT CRUST INGREDIENTS Crust: • 4 cups sprouted whole wheat     flour • 1 tablespoon baking powder • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 3/4 cup olive oil  • 2 cups water Filling: • 1 small red onion, finely chopped • 3 scallions, thinly sliced • 6 cups […]

WHOLE GRAIN OF THE MONTH: SPROUTED GRAIN

Until about a hundred years ago, humans harvested their grains, tied them into sheaves, and left them in the field until the grain was needed. Exposed to weather, inevitably at least some of the grain would begin to sprout. Then just a byproduct of harvest, sprouted grain is now a health-food trend that has continuously […]

TILDA’S SEASONAL RECIPE: MAAFE (WEST AFRICAN PEANUT STEW)

INGREDIENTS • 2 lbs chicken or beef, cut into chunks To Marinate the Meat: • 1 tsp paprika • 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped or minced • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped or minced • 1/2 tsp salt • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper For Maafe:  • 1 large onion, chopped • 1 Tbsp […]

TILDA’S SEASONAL RECIPE: BUTTERNUT SQUASH STEAKS WITH GARLIC BUTTER

INGREDIENTS • 1 large butternut squash with a long and thick neck  – peeled, seeded • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces • 3 fresh oregano sprigs • 4 garlic cloves, crushed • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper INSTRUCTIONS   1. […]

DECEMBER EVENTS

HOLLY BERRY TRAIL The Holly Berry Trail is a Holiday home tour — with local homes decked out in their finest Holiday splendor. This year’s Trail has six Kingston homes, each with their own unique and festive Holiday style that’s guaranteed to inspire your own decorating spirit. Tickets to this event may be found on […]

MIDTOWN TALKING: DO YOU PRAY? AND TO WHOM?

A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate and value what the Midtown community is saying. Here are some of their opinions: I pray for all the sentient beings, all of the world. I pray every day, to all of them (dieties).   – Min […]

NOVEMBER EVENTS

BRAIDING BREADS & TRADITIONS The transformed Reher Center unveils a new exhibition that celebrates multicultural bread and wisdom. Featuring mouthwatering visuals by food photographer Aaron Rezny, visitors and passersby can learn about distinct breads and the cultures they represent. From Filipino Ensaymada and Guatemalan Pan Dulce to Rondout Rolls and Traditional Challah – there are […]

HOLIDAY RECIPE: CHEESY ROOT VEGETABLE GRATIN

NGREDIENTS • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter softened • 1-2  long sweet potatoes (about 2 inches thick), peeled • 3-4 large parsnips, ends trimmed and peeled • 3-5 small beets, peeled • 14 tablespoons heavy cream, divided (whole milk is fine, but mixture won’t thicken as much or be as creamy) • 4 ounces grated Parmesan, […]

MIDTOWN TALKING: WHO IS THE MOST GENEROUS PERSON YOU KNOW?

A philosophical question we’d like to discuss. Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate and value what the Midtown community is saying. Here are some of their opinions: I would say Tilda’s for what they do for the people. That’s why I consider myself an honory member of Tilda’s. […]

OCTOBER EVENTS

U-PICK PUMPKINS & SUNFLOWERS Come on down to the farm for fall fun. Pick a pumpkin from our patch or make a bouquet from the flowers. Admission includes 1 Sunflower! Other U-pick Flowers priced per flower. Pricing (sliding scale): Regular/Sliding Child(2-15) $7/ $4. Adult $10/ $8. Family of 4-5 $30/ $20. Family 6-8. $45/$30. If […]

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

MyKingstonKids at the Kingston Farmers Market The MyKK booth at the Kingston Farmers Market will feature community mural painting, and spin art activities. Children and all ages are welcome. Check out our MyKK Club Guides, RED-K Apparel, and more. www.mykingstonkids.com. When: Saturday, September 10, 9am-2pm. Where: Kingston Farmers Market, 285 Wall Street, Kingston. Hodgepodge Collage […]

August Events

2nd Annual DRAW-A-THON!! Join us at the D.R.A.W. Studio on August 6th for a 12-hour drawing marathon! From 10 AM-10 PM we will have the floors, walls and windows of the D.R.A.W. Studio covered with paper and ready for you to draw all over it. We will have artist-led drawing prompts, workshops and, of course, […]

POETRY & VERSE

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living […]

POETRY & VERSE

To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth By Phillis Wheatley ‘HAIL, happy day, when, smiling like the morn, Fair Freedom rose New-England to adorn: The northern clime beneath her genial ray, Dartmouth, congratulates thy blissful sway: Elate with hope her race no longer mourns, Each soul expands, each grateful bosom burns, While in thine […]

JUNE EVENTS 2022

Releasing into Process $35 ($30 for ASK Members) 18 and up. In this class we will allow for spontaneous movement, stillness, and imagination. Using poetic imagery and various sound environments we can cultivate a heightened awareness of our integrated internal and external landscapes, bringing us into the present moment. Through our practice we create the […]

POETRY & VERSE

Growing by James Henry DAY 1: First I want to thank you for giving me your two-week notice. It gave my heart just enough time, almost, to slowly break and begin to repair itself again.  Today I’m heart broken, so it’s not repaired yet—it’s too new. The thoughts of you are too fresh; your presence […]