Shakespeare in Cold Spring

HVSF sponsors day of activities

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has organized a number of free events in Cold Spring to celebrate World Shakespeare Day on Saturday, April 23.

At 10 a.m., the Butterfield Library will hold an interactive staged reading of The Tempest and Sword in the Stone for children ages 3 to 6 and a character-mask workshop for children ages 7 to 11. At 11 a.m., the younger children will make character masks and the older children will see the staged readings.

At 1 p.m., HVSF’s School Touring Production will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Haldane Junior High School for children aged 12 and older. At 3 p.m. there will be bard-related activities for teenagers at St. Mary’s in the Highlands in Cold Spring.

At 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, HVSF company member Zachary Fine will lead a workshop for teenagers on clowning and improvisation.

At 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s, HVSF will host a workshop for Our Town, which will be casting members of the community, including children ages 11 and older, for performances later in the summer.

The HVSF office at 143 Main St. will be open all day for visitors to enter a raffle, purchase tickets for the summer performances at Boscobel and meet the staff. At the same time, many Main Street businesses, including A Twist of Fate Salon, Archipelago, Bijou Galleries, Burkelman, C+E Paint, Cold Spring Antiques Center, Cold Spring Pizza, The Country Goose, The Country Touch, The Silver Spoon, Swing, Indigo Chic and Vintage Finds, will offer discounts.

For reservations to any of the events, visit Business owners who would like to take part can email Nora Rosoff at [email protected]

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  1. I suggested to them that it would be great to have a parade on Main Street, complete with music, bands, costumes, the works. They have the wherewithal to do it, but weren’t interested.

    Cold Spring needs a good parade, pageant or event. We have nothing anymore and it shows.

    Remember how fantastic the Antique Show was? The one that was produced by Dave Cooke. That was Cold Spring’s golden age. Sadly, no one from the Village Powers That Be saw the benefit of what he did and all it did for Main Street. Now it seems impossible to get anything done. Those were the Glory Days. Everyone made money and had a good time. Fast forward to 2016 and you realize that ship has sailed and ain’t coming back.

    Wait till they start “repairing” the sidewalks at the height of tourist season. Oh well….