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Printmaker, surface designer, and textile artist Jen Hewett loves to spend time in her garden. As a formerly full-time San...

Getting More Lands Back in Black Farmers’ Hands

For Isa Jamira, her entire life, worldview, and career have...

Hudson Valley Queer Rockhoppers

Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of the Catskill Mountains lies...

New Bike Trail Connections Make Cycling More Doable and Accessible

The Hudson Valley is a dream place to live for...

Environmental Artist Kathleen Vance Goes Deep on Forest and River

Hiking and exploring forests are all in a day’s work for environmental artist Kathleen Vance....

A Fresh Showcase for Black History and Culture in the Catskills

Along Broadway in Monticello, the Sullivan County seat, an old KeyBank branch long sat unoccupied...

The Top 10 Favorite Viewfinder Stories of 2023

Viewfinder’s 50-plus stories per year go deep into how people are connecting with the land,...

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Hudson Valley Queer Rockhoppers

Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of the Catskill Mountains lies a trailblazing hiking group like no other: the Hudson Valley...

RecoveryHike

Nature has the power to help heal. Few understand that more fully than Bryan Clog, founder of RecoveryHike. Clog regularly...

The Body Liberation Hiking Club

Hiking is a beloved pastime for so many, offering a chance to escape the hustle of daily life, get some...

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How the Valley’s Seasons and Gardens Inspire Pattern Designer Jen Hewett

Printmaker, surface designer, and textile artist Jen Hewett loves to spend time in her garden. As a formerly full-time San...

Environmental Artist Kathleen Vance Goes Deep on Forest and River

Hiking and exploring forests are all in a day’s work for environmental artist Kathleen Vance. She visits the trees regularly...

Painting Outdoors to Keep a Historic Hudson Valley Tradition Alive

In 1825, artist Thomas Cole journeyed up the Hudson to capture the magnificence of the Catskills en plein air. This...

Textile Artist Victoria van der Laan Follows Threads to Zero-Waste Art

In the world of visual arts, painting, sculpture, video, and photography often dominate the narrative. Yet there are other forms...

An Artist-Scientist Observes a Changing Climate

Artist and scientist Hara Woltz believes that art is key to bearing witness to climate change in the Hudson Valley...

Wood Artist Reclaims Regional Trees

Megan Offner was surrounded by forests in her early life in Montana — yet the forests of the Hudson Valley...

Revealing Storm King’s Beauty: Unsung Painter Brings Mountain’s Majesty to Light

Storm King Mountain was a popular subject for Thomas Cole and other artists associated with the 19th-century Hudson River School of painting....

Artist Matthew Friday Considers Water, Waste

Not many artists think deeply about ecology and water, but artist-writer-educator Matthew Friday has done exactly that in multidisciplinary works...

Artist Arnie Zimmerman Worked With Valley’s Bricks and Clay

In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Hudson Valley was the largest brickmaking district on the planet. Its metrics were...

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New Bike Trail Connections Make Cycling More Doable and Accessible

The Hudson Valley is a dream place to live for recreational cyclists. You can spend days pedaling scenic rail trails,...

Malcolm X Park Hosts New Moments of Joy

Malcolm X said, “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” A unique partnership responsible for the revitalization...

Seeding Poughkeepsie’s Healthy Future at Pershing Farm

“I used to walk by this park all the time and never thought there would be a farm here.” That’s...

Celebrate Good Times! Sojourner Truth State Park Opens with Community Earth Day Event

A Community Earth Day get-together was a fitting way to celebrate the opening of Sojourner Truth State Park, located on...

Celebrating Pershing Avenue Farm’s First Harvest

Residents of Poughkeepsie’s Northside neighborhood turned out in force to enjoy a Harvest Fest at the Pershing Avenue Neighborhood Farm +...

Newburgh Street-Tree Planting Aims to Restore the City’s Healthy, Shady Canopy

In May, the residents of South Miller Street in Newburgh gathered to plant, to care for — and really, to...

Creating a New Community Resource in Poughkeepsie

Deepening our roots in the City of Poughkeepsie — and building upon our commitment to be an active partner in...

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Kim Mathews, West Point Foundry Preserve Landscape

When West Point Foundry Preserve reopened in 2013, after a 16-month construction project and years of planning, the new “historical park” became...

Barry Medenbach, Suspension Bridge at Black Creek Preserve

“You could have just put a couple of big beams in there,” Barry Medenbach says about options for crossing the water at...

David Souers, Overlook Pavilion

The Hudson Valley has lots of iconic scenes, from the river and mountains to man-made creations that show up in...

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