Catskills Weekend: Friday’s Events at the Winter Hoot


A few days ago, I wrote about this weekend’s festivities at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge called The Hoot. It’s the 4th Annual Winter Hoot this weekend from January 29 to January 31, 2016. The Hoot “welcomes the community, one and all, for a spirit-raising good time in mid-winter” being three festive days of music, dancing, food, film, art and nature activities for all ages. Here’s tonight’s schedule of events:



5pm: Exclusive donor happy hour for “Pewter Posse” donors in the Pewter Shop, featuring waltzes by Jay & Molly.

6pm: Dinner by The Ashokan Center’s Executive Chef William Warnes will follow; reservations can be made for $25 per adult and $12.50 per child.

7pm: Crac!, Frederic Back’s touching 1981 animated film short

7:15pm: Welcome by Gina Gould, The Ashokan Center’s Executive Director, and Ruth Ungar Merenda, Hoot Coordinator

7:30pm: A screening of the new feature-length documentary, The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community, and a discussion with the filmmakers and a guest climate research scientist; a children’s film will be screened in the “kid zone”

9:30pm: An open music jam in the dining hall led by Jay & Molly. Bring an instrument or just listen and enjoy.

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