friday, feb 3rd
dinner, documentary, discussion & jam
5:00 pm VIP Reception in the Pewter Shop
A thank-you reception for our most generous Hoot supporters (aka: the Pewter Posse!) with wine & cheese, Hoot gifts, and music by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and Friends. (purchase here)
6:00 pm Dinner in the Dining Hall
Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced dinner and dessert by Ashokan chef William Warnes (please reserve in advance here) After dinner tea & coffee may be brought into the film afterward.
7:00 pm Welcoming words from your Winter Hoot hosts in the Performance Hall and a few songs from our special guest performer Sarah Lee Guthrie.
7:30 pm Featured Documentary Film: HUDSON RIVER AT RISK by local film-maker Jon Bowermaster, a close-up look at five distinct risks, including The so-called “bomb trains” carrying a highly explosive gas and oil mix along the riverside from the shale fields of North Dakota to Albany and to Philadelphia; the 50-year-old nuclear power plant at Indian Point, which continues to operate even as its infrastructure ages; and the rebuilding of the Tappan Zee Bridge, currently the largest construction project in North American with a potential to create serious environmental harm if not closely monitored.
8:15 pm Additional Speaker: Erin Doran, staff attorney at Riverkeeper
8:30Q & A with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster and Erin Doran
9:30 pm Old-Time Jam Session
Let's make music together in the dining hall. All instruments welcome or just come listen!
During the documentary a kid-friendly movie will be screened upstairs in the kids zone including Film Short: Crac! Frederic Back's touching 1981 animated tale of snow, fiddling, family and folk art