Celebrating 35 Years at Westchester’s Most Beloved Art and Shopping Experience at One of Its Most Popular Landmarks! Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, a celebration of all things handmade, returns to Tarrytown, New York for its 35th anniversary on the rescheduled dates of July 24, 25 26, 2020. This semi-annual event featuring 275 of America’s best artists and modern makers is held at Lyndhurst, one of the country’s most beautiful historic Gothic Revival estates. Crafts at Lyndhurst continues to thrive by being Westchester County’s favorite art and shopping experience and is a Hudson Valley event not to miss! For over three decades this cultural phenomenon has brought hundreds of thousands of craft lovers to the Lyndhurst estate, raised almost four million dollars for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and helped to sustain the careers of thousands of independent artists from across the country.
Celebrating a holiday is always more fun with festive decorations and fun props! Check out this Crafts for Kids collection from PBS KIDS to help you celebrate the Fourth of July. You’ll find popsicle stick American Flags, Patriotic Stamped Cards, Party Poppers, and more. Bonus points: You already have these supplies at home. Just have to dig out that glue stick!
Binghamton Aeros present their annual Fun Fly. Vintage airplanes are meticulously recreated in miniature and engineered to fly as their full-scale forbears would have. We hear from Ed Pettengill about building and flying these model airplanes. http://wskg.org/audio/aerosmix.mp3
It began seventeen years ago as a pottery class that moved outside on a sunny day. Now the Athens ArtsFest is a large juried arts and craft festival. Art teacher, potter, and festival organizer Dave Webster tells about the those beginnings and how the festival has grown. http://wskg.org/audio/athensarts.mp3
Winter has been anything but “white” so far this year and some little ones (and big ones!) are disappointed in the lack of snow. Take some time today to create your own snow-themed fun!
This multi-sensory writing activity from PBS Parents gets kids writing in the “snow” no matter the weather! In this activity, kids engage both their sense of touch (dragging their fingers through the salt) and sight (revealing color) to practice writing their letters. For older children, try writing math facts in the snow.
The Susquehanna County Artists Tour takes place this weekend with 23 venues presenting a wide variety of arts and crafts. We hear from photographer Leslie van Zandbergen and Andrew Gardner, who works in both willow woodworking and ceramics. http://wskg.org/audio/artiststour.mp3
The Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival returns to Norwich with crafts of all kinds, and lots of live music. Among the groups are favorites the Slambovians and Salsa Libre. http://wskg.org/audio/colorscape15mix.mp3