Catskill Chill Presents: MAYfest May 22-24, 2015
The folks behind Catskill Chill and SkyBaby Yoga & Pilates Studio have announced a brand new festival, MAYfest. Billed as a homegrown Hudson Valley Festival where everyone gets to go back to camp with the most amazing “counselors” in the industry, MAYfest is a two day – three night, family-friendly music, art and yoga festival. Located at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY (the middle of the scenic Hudson Valley), it is only about an hour drive or train ride from Manhattan. MAY is an acronym for Music, Art & Yoga, and through these three pursuits, festival goers will immerse themselves into their yoga practice, their love for music and their desire to explore their creative side. Attendees can spend the entire weekend at the serene lakeside setting, visit for the day, or just come at night for the music.
MAYfest features free parking, free camping, craft and food vendors, meal plans, and multiple onsite cabin rental options. Nestled on a lake in the Hudson Valley mountains, this secluded sleepaway camp is the perfect setting for a true getaway. During the day, patrons will be able to select from a variety of classes, workshops, and outdoor activities. Yoga classes from both world-renowned and local instructors will be offered from sunrise to sunset, in multiple locations. Creative art classes, provided by local non-profit Garrison Arts Center, include landscape painting, origami, book-making and block printing. Renowned yoga photographer, Robert Sturman will also hold workshops on the art of photographing yoga. Outdoor options include: Standup Paddleboard Yoga on the beautiful Mountain lake, guided hikes and foraging excursions, meditation, QiGong, beach parties, canoeing, shopping, open basketball courts, rock climbing wall, nutrition workshops. Family programming takes place at the “kid’s canteen”, where kids can play table and board games, play basketball on the outdoor court, create arts and crafts, blow bubbles, participate in the programming(storytelling,dance party,dharma sunday school), or join the evening movie slumber party while parents go enjoy the music!
An amazing lineup of musical acts will perform Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, giving attendees a chance to let loose after a day of practice and study. MAYfest tickets are currently available. For tickets and more information, please visit:
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2015 MAYfest lineup:
MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY:
MC YOGI – Nahko & Medicine for the People – DJ Drez and Marti Nikko – DJ Hyfi – Red Baraat – Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds – Ryan Montbleau – Consider the Source – The Primate Fiasco – Natalie Cressman – The Funky Dawgz Brass Band – The Brummy Brothers – The Breakneck Boys – Tall County – Natalie Forteza
CLASSES BY: Amanda Giacomini – Ashika Gogna – Bettina Utz – Dani Locastro – DJ Drez – John Smrtic – Julian Paik – Justin Wolfer – Kate Perna – Kelly Kamm – Linda Winnick – Marti Nikko – Martina Enschede – Mary Mashburn – Melia Marzollo – MC YOGI – Nadiya Nottingham – Olgu Merandy – Sadie Nardini – Sondra Loring – Vanessa Alfano
ART WORKSHOPS BY: Robert Sturman – The Garrison Art Center
Adrienne Goss – Bradford Teasdale – Jesse Merandy – Jonathan Kruk – Kelley Amadei of Sparkshift – Maeve Eng-Wong – SkyBaby Restorative Rhythms Ensemble – Suzi Tortora