Monday, June 14, 2010
Second Saturdays: Walking Woodstock
Second Saturdays are an ongoing celebration of the arts in Woodstock, NY. They were founded by the Woodstock Arts Consortium (WAC), an eleven-member non-profit arts group, in 2005. Red balloons tied near doors on the designated days signal WAC events. If you come to town on a Second Saturday from May to December you can expect to find gallery openings, book signings and cultural happenings.
On June 12 the Historical Society of Woodstock, a WAC founding member, hosted a book event for Michael Perkins and Will Nixon, authors of Walking Woodstock: Jouneys into the Wild Heart of America's Most Famous Small Town. The event was held at the Eames House, 20 Comeau Drive in Woodstock, site of the Historical Society museum. The authors gave a talk, graciously signed books and afterwards led a walk around the Comeau property.
Walking Woodstock is filled with lore about the town and provides the casual visitor with some lively insights and tips on walks in the area. There are essays on hikes up Overlook Mountain, Mt. Guardian, Mink Hollow and many points in between.