One county south of us lies Wassaic, the end of the Metro-North line. Last year, three intrepid art lovers made it their mission to transform a 105-foot tall old grain and feed elevator into a contemporary art space. The three founders (friends raised in New York’s East Village and under 30 years old no less) call it the Wassaic Project, and kicked off their first summer season with a weekend-long arts festival with camping. Sort of like Bonnaroo for the upstate New York set.
This year, they’re doing it again, with some nice publicity from the New York Times. The festival runs from August 13-16 and features 75 artists, readings, film screenings and lots and lots of music. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5/day for artists and musicians. If you’re camping, it’s $25/day.
Get your tents out.