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A MAGAZINE SPRING 2017 FOR KAATSKILL VOLUME 32 LIVING NUMBER 1
    A  MAGAZINE  SPRING 2017  FOR  KAATSKILL  VOLUME 32  LIVING NUMBER 1
TOC SPRING 2017 VOLUME 32 NUMBER 1 F E A T U R E S D E PA R T M E N T S 2 KAAT CHAT and AREA MAP 6 360 DEGREES 20 KAATSKILL LODGINGS and DINING THE MOUNTAIN BROOK INN BOVINA NEW YORK by Sherri Telian 28 KAATSKILL GEOLOGISTS THE RESURRECTION of a DEVONIAN LANDSCAPE by Robert and Johanna Titus 36 KAATSKILL HIKING LET S TAKE A WALK SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN by Peter Senterman 42 10 MOUNTAIN LIONS IN NEW YORK RETURN OF THE KING by Lawrence C Swayne M D KAATSKILL TREES UNINTENTIONAL BENEFITS FROM THE CIVIL WAR by Ryan Trapani BOOKS IN REVIEW 46 AT THE HOP THE DELAWARE COUNTY A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY by Tim Duerden and Ray LaFever reviewed by John Rowen 47 OBSERVING CREATURES QUARRY FOX by Leslie T Sharp reviewed by Peter Senterman 14 DRINK HOWL REPEAT Green Wolf Brewing Co by Russ Patton Jr Member INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL MAGAZINE ASSOCIATION
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Kaat Chat And just when everyone thought the snows of winter had passed the region was descended upon by three or more feet of snow as the Spring equinox arrived Naturally the ski areas did not complain Now the snows have finally receded leaving only their calling cards on mountain peaks On low lands early snow drops crocuses and tulips are bravely pushing through their icy beds Spring is always a time to gather one s thoughts and to re establish a positive sense of continuance Our region will again burst with creative energy The Arts and Culture flourish with art walks art fests studio tours theater music poetry exhibits and creative work studios But let us not forget the many icy streams where their inhabitants are waking up and rising for a meal A fisherman s nirvana Soon the shad bush with its diaphanous flowering branches will lead the parade of leafing trees and creature awakenings Enjoy the freshness Nina Lawford Juviler Editor in chief Managing Editor Art and Photography Editor EDITOR IN CHIEF MANAGING EDITOR Nina A M Lawford Juviler FAX 607 746 3135 CONTRIBUTORS Peter Senterman Robert Titus Johanna Titus Russ Patton Jr Michael Kudish Nicholas Zacharczenko Brigette Zacharczenko Justin Askins John Rowen Ryan Trapani Larry Gambon Lawrence C Swayne LaVerne Black Francis X Driscoll Steve Hoare Garan Santicola ART DIRECTOR LAYOUT Nina A M Lawford Juviler with John Stys PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR Nina A M Lawford Juviler FOOD LODGINGS EDITOR CALENDAR OF EVENTS WEB MASTER Cathy Roloson FAX 607 746 3135 ADVERTISING In house SUBSCRIPTIONS Cathy Roloson BOOKKEEPER Sherri Telian PUBLISHER The Delaware County Times Inc web site www kaatslife com e mail info kaatslife com Digital Subscriptions 20 To get your Kaatskill Life digital subscription Visit www kaatslife com and click on button for subscriptions You can pay with PayPal or you can send a check or money order to Kaatskill Life 56 Main Street Delhi NY 13753 Please be sure to include your name address phone number and email so we can process your order Back issues of Kaatskill Life available at 10 each ppd Write your name and full street address or call 607 746 2176 Allow 6 8 weeks for processing Rt 20 GREEN 10 23 30 23 A 42 DELAWARE 28 17 ULSTER 213 9 0 2 149 D E L AW A R E 97 52 17 R I VE R LETS TAKE A WALK SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN ELKA PARK 23 SULLIVAN 97 NY STATE THRUW AY 87 206 10 N THE MOUNTAIN BROOK INN BOVINA NEW YORK Kaatskill Life reserves the right to accept or reject all submissions advertising or editorial and to edit manuscripts for length clarity and style We accept original manuscripts double spaced and clean typed without corrections or insertions FAXES AND COLUMN FORMATS NOT ACCEPTED front cover Bertha Rogers inside front cover LaVerne Black inside back cover Francis X Driscoll back cover Larry Gambon 9W 28 E 4 88 THE RESERVATION OF THE DEVONIAN LANDSCAPE ONEONTA H U D S O N R I VE R 23 SCHO 30 HARIE 21 I 10 28 OTS EGO 8 145 I 8 23 DRINK HOWL REPEAT GREEN WOLF BREWING CO MIDDLEBERG Kaatskill Life established in 1986 is published four times yearly by The Delaware County Times Inc Delhi NY Editorial and sales office located at 56 Main Street Delhi NY 13753 phone 607 746 2176 FAX 607 746 3135 Copyright 2017 by The Delaware County Time s Inc All rights reserved No part of this publication may be reprinted or reproduced without the written permission of the publisher Kaatskill Life cannot be responsible for unsolicited manuscripts drawings photographs or transparencies PLEASE ALLOW 2 TO 8 WEEKS for responses to submitted material ISSN 1073 9076 Locations are approximate 2
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360 Degrees mi pictures and more For more than 13 years in its many forms Art Fest has been a steppingstone for artists helping to launch their careers WAA has offered a diverse group of artists an opportunity to show their work and share their knowledge with the community There are also well established artists who are participating in the show for the first time some new to the mountaintop and others who live or work here and have decided to participate The show is free and provides an opportunity to meet the artists view their work and enjoy discussions about the process involved in their art All the artwork is for sale In addition each artist will donate a piece of art and there will be an opportunity to buy chances to win one of these beautiful works Also this year WAA has added a new event to bring the arts to the young people visiting Art Fest The children will have a hands on opportunity to paint a mural with the guidance and encouragement of teaching artists At the end of the day the mural will be auctioned off Art Fest sponsored by the Windham Arts Alliance will be open from 10AM until 5PM on Saturday July 1 2017 After meeting with the more than 20 artists and becoming familiar with their work visitors can enjoy the beauty of this historic inn sit on the quaint porch overlooking the mountains enjoy lunch or play a round of golf After Art Fest check out the fine restaurants and shops in Windham and the surrounding towns Windham Arts Alliance s mission is to develop the mountaintop area as a cultural center and artistic destination for residents and visitors by coordinating and promoting visual performing and literary arts as well as other cultural activities This year Art Fest is made possible in part by public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grant Fund GREENE C OUNTY Art Fest 2017 Start your Independence Day Weekend with a visit to Windham Arts Alliance s Art Fest at Christman s Windham House located about a mile west of the center of Windham New York at 5742 Route 23 Enjoy a relaxing day in the majestic Catskills while listening to music and checking out the works of many local artists in a variety of medium There will be paintings photography collage pottery jewelry floor cloths origa 6
360 Degrees mi pictures, and more. For more than 13 years in its many forms, Art Fest has been a steppingstone for artists...
360 Degrees If you are interested or would like more information please email me at holly hunterfoundation org or call 518 589 5050 Indoor space is limited so please contact us ASAP for an application Thank you Holly SCHOHARIE COUNTY TANNERSVILLE POP UP MARKET Dear Supporters The Tannersville Farmer s Market is changing up our format for 2017 to The Tannersville Pop Up Market We think there is an opportunity for a wider variety of vendors and craftspeople with a brand new location new branding and different hours of operation This year we are offering indoor and outdoor vendor space at a highly visible location right on Main Street adjacent to the Municipal Parking Lot at the Libra JTree building We are looking to have the Pop Up Market open Saturdays and Sundays starting Memorial Day Weekend In order to make this a successful endeavor we are asking for vendor participation to help us When visiting Schoharie County enjoy the many distilleries and wineries along the beverage trail 7
360 Degrees If you are interested or would like more information please email me at holly hunterfoundation.org or call 518...
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MOUNTAIN LIONS IN NEW YORK Return of the King by Lawrence C Swayne M D photography by the author As cougars are guardians and shepherds of the forest and the desert and mountain ecosystems so too are they shepherds of the soul Chris Spatz President Cougar Rewilding Foundation 10
MOUNTAIN LIONS IN NEW YORK  Return of the King  by Lawrence C. Swayne, M.D. photography by the author     As cougars are g...
On June 11 2011 an SUV struck and killed a mountain lion on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford Connecticut Rampant speculations postulated an escaped zoo animal or exotic pet evidence of intentional release by conservation officials to control burgeoning deer populations or persistence of eastern mountain lions Necropsy results however revealed a nearly 8 long 140pound healthy wild male with DNA matching five other samples originating from South Dakota s Black Hills As chronicled by William Stolzenburg s riveting book Heart of a Lion A Lone Cat s Walk Across America the charismatic cat traveled over 2 000 miles more than twice as far as any other recorded lion migration forded the Missouri Mississippi St Lawrence and Hudson rivers and was detected on 15 occasions but nevertheless evad ed the Great Plains authorities responsible for killing 74 and capturing two of his peers between 20002011 While the amazing journey was hailed as a testament to the tenacity and adaptability of this species it also challenged core conservational cultural political and ethical beliefs of what it means to be forever wild Solitary and furtive the mountain lion Puma concolor has a tawny coat with dullish white underparts and a characteristic dark tipped long tail Genetic studies suggest an early ancestor evolved in North America crossed into South America and first appeared as a species in the Brazilian Highlands 390 000 years ago and then recolonized North America around 10 00017 000 years ago Also known as cougar catamount panther painter puma wildcat and ghost cat the world s fifth largest feline males are 6 0 9 5 feet and weigh 110 232 lbs while females are 5 2 7 2 feet and weigh 79 132 lbs is the only widely ranging large obligate carnivore in the Western hemisphere with North American populations estimated between 30 000 50 000 Unlike their larger cousins cougars emit a vari opposite page top Cougars have a keen sense of smell hearing and sight Note the intense stare and the long characteristic dark tipped tail photographed at the Sonora Desert Museum in Arizona opposite page bottom A reclining majestic cougar his tri lobed front paws crossed in front Paws measure up to 3 5 inches wide retractile claws not shown photographed at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo this page above Cougars camouflage well with their rocky background photographed at the Sonora Desert Museum in Arizona this page left A close up of the Nittany Lion claws which are retractile The famed Nittany Lion mascot of Penn State was shot in1856 by Samuel Brush in Susquehanna County PA The embalmed lion is on permanent display in the Penn State All Sports Museum 11
On June 11, 2011 an SUV struck and killed a mountain lion on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford, Connecticut. Rampant spe...
ety of whistles hisses purrs shrieks and low growls but do not roar Ernest Thomas Seton described the cougar as the big game hunter without peer Built with the maximum power speed and endurance that can be jammed into his 150 pounds of lithe and splendid beasthood Armed with keen vision hearing and smell 1 5 canines razor sharp prehensile claws and capable of powerful vertical leaps of 16 feet and horizontal bounds of 30 feet cougars are formidable predators boasting an 83 success rate using a stalk and pounce technique culminating in a swift bite to the neck or throat While deer and elk constitute the bulk 80 of their diet opportunistic cougars also hunt big horn sheep rabbits porcupines beavers and wild hogs where available Up to 20 31 lbs may be consumed initially after which the kill is cached for later feedings Mature adult males aggressively fight for large 75 150 square mile territories marked with scats scrapes and scent markings to compete for several females Females capable of breeding year round maintain smaller overlapping territories of 25 30 square miles and seek positive relationships with several dominant toms to confuse paternity and thwart infanticide Following a 92 day gestation a mean litter size of 2 8 spotted kittens is born usually in summer weighing 508 grams Teeth erupt in 10 days eyes open in 2 weeks independence is achieved at 12 18 months and sexual maturity occurs at 24 36 months Females often remain near their mother s terrain while males may disperse 31100 miles to establish their own territory In captivity cougars may live 20 years but survival in the wild is usually about 10 12 years Deaths often are due to other lions 50 in unhunted populations with other causes of fatality including disease accidents hunting prey vehicle accidents sport hunting and killing by wildlife authorities Although the Native Americans viewed all things as sacred and interrelated Europeans considered nature as an evil to be subdued By 1907 40 to 70 percent of the great American forest was leveled in the Northeast and Midwest Ninety eight percent of the 34 million deer were exterminated by the late 1800s populations have since rebounded to 2540 million Bounties traps poisons and government predator control agents virtually eliminated wolves and grizzly bears from the lower 48 states Cougars fared better but an estimated 66 665 were killed from 1907 1978 according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service New York s last cougar was shot in Herkimer County in 1894 a captive Saratoga kitten was shot in 1993 Although sightings 95 are misidentifications in established cougar territories have persisted as exemplified in Edward Hoagland s famous article Hailing the Elusory Mountain Lion the US Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern cougar officially extirpated in 2011 after exhaustive studies failed to identify a viable breeding population Gradually public opinion mounted against the wanton carnage In 1925 NY State Museum s Dr Charles C Adams avowed Without question our National Parks should be one of our main sanctuaries for predacious mammals and these parks should be of sufficient size to insure the safety and perpetuity of such Mammals Aldo Leopold declared in his seminal essay The Land Ethic 1949 predators are inherent members of the community Finally the status of cougars in the western states changed from pest to game animal from 1965 1973 Although sport hunting claimed 1 875 cougars in 12 1990 the same year witnessed the passage of Proposition 117 in California banning future hunts Modern mountain lion research initiated by Maurice Hornocker in 1964 has dispelled many prior myths which fueled the bounty hunting era Dominant toms maintain large territories and social order which explains why trophy hunting may paradoxically increase livestock predation via an influx of younger inexperienced lions Eliminating selective cougars which prey on livestock often the young and very old is more effective than indiscriminate hunting Finally cougars do not simply multiply unchecked overhunt deer and prey on people Although there were 117 attacks with 19 fatalities from 1890 2005 the chances of a fatal mountain lion attack are only 1 in 25 million Field studies have shown collared cats in California avoid humans by greater than 2 3 of a kilometer 98 of the time while 256 deliberate wild approaches in New Mexico failed to trigger a single attack Finally a study by ecologist Sophie Gilbert and others in 2016 showed cougars could reduce deer densities and vehicle collisions by 22 in the Eastern United States preventing 21 400 human injuries 155 fatalities and saving 2 13 billion within 30 years of establishment As early as 1972 wildlife biologist C H D Clarke proposed reinstating lions and wolves in NY to restore ecosystem function Lions cull weaker animals killing on average one deer every 8 10 days while instilling a fear factor dispersing herds and preserving forage Their presence also initiates trophic cascades which increase biodiversity through topdown regulation of herbivores and mesopredator intermediate suppression Establishing appropriate cores 1 000 2 000 km2 and corridors
ety of whistles, hisses, purrs, shrieks, and low growls, but do not roar. Ernest Thomas Seton described the cougar as    t...
with adequate prey and stalking cover would also provide a protective umbrella for other species as well Nearly four decades later Chris Spatz President of the Cougar Rewilding Foundation sounded a more urgent alarm Alpha predator recovery is no longer a matter of redemption it is an ecological imperative The East s forests are dying without them Potential cougar sites in the East include northern Minnesota Wisconsin Michigan the Ozarks of Arkansas and Missouri Louisiana Mississippi Alabama Georgia northern Florida and upstate NY to Maine With 6 million acres the Adirondacks could encompass Yellowstone Grand Canyon Glacier and Great Smokey Mountain national parks and support 350 cougars according to ecologist John Laundr The majority of New Yorkers support natural recolo nization with the nearest wild sources located in Manitoba Badlands Black Hills Pine Ridge Nebraska and Florida Human intervention may be necessary and will require practicality transparency and careful input from all stakeholders Perhaps the best reason for mountain lion restoration however is for the nourishment and aspirations of the soul as evocatively written by Wallace Stegner in Memo to the Mountain Lion 1984 Once in every corner of the continent your passing could prickle the stillness and bring every living thing to the alert But even then you were more felt than seen You were an imminence a presence a crying in the night pug marks in the dust of a trail Solitary and shy you lived beyond always beyond Your comings and goings defined the boundaries of the unpeopled If seen at all you were a tawny glimpse flowing 13 toward disappearance among the trees or along the ridges and ledges of your wilderness Controls we may need what is called game management we may need for we have engrossed the earth and must now play God to the other species But deliberate war on any species especially species of such evolved beauty and precise function diminishes endangers and brutalizes us If we cannot live in harmony with other forms of life if we cannot control our hostility toward the earth and its creatures how shall we ever learn to control our hostility toward each other Authors Notes For more information see Heart of a Lion A Lone Cat s Walk Across America by William Stolzenburg and Cougar Ecology and Conservation edited by Maurice Hornocker and Sharon Negri
with adequate prey and stalking cover would also provide a protective umbrella for other species as well. Nearly four deca...
DRINK HOWL REPEAT Green Wolf Brewing Co by Russ Patton Jr 14
DRINK, HOWL, REPEAT  Green Wolf Brewing Co. by Russ Patton, Jr.  14
opposite page top Entrance to the Green Wolf Brewery in Middleburgh bottom Tap room manager Marissa Dibble opposite page bottom A flight of brews for the tasting L R Tory Kicker Cider from a local cidery Defyance Wheat Alpha Wolf IPA Abbey Gargoyle Farm to Stout and Brady Barrel Aged Old Stout above Justin Behan owner and master brewer of Green Wolf Brewery below Three tanks that are used in the brewing process On the right is the hot liquor tank where the water is heated On the left is the mashtun tank where the grains are brewed Behind them lid open is the kettle where the brew is boiled It is heartwarming and so wonderful to see local breweries springing up all over rural New York and the brewing industry recovering its rural small town roots Local breweries are employing locals and using New York State farm products to make their brews 15
opposite page, top  Entrance to the Green Wolf Brewery in Middleburgh. bottom  Tap room manager, Marissa Dibble. opposite ...
There is a newly minted beverage trail here in Schoharie County one of the prime spots on the trail is the Green Wolf Brewing Company in Middleburgh It s located right in the middle of the village on Main Street Route 145 right off of Route 30 Its logo is Drink Howl Repeat and it s indeed a fun spot I walked up to the door and entered the warm and inviting tap room met the tap room manager Marissa Dibble behind the bar and sat down at a table with the owner Justin Behan We ve been open for a little over two years Behan began He s lived in the Middleburgh area for twelve years and about five or six years ago he started putting together a business plan for a brewery Even though Green Wolf is a farm brewery Note The beer must be made primarily from New York State grown products he decided to open it in the village He named it Green Wolf Brewing because when his wife was pregnant she had a dream of a green wolf running through a field He told me It was a reasonable plan to open in the village and an opportunity to create community We started brewing about three years ago and opened fully in December 2014 We have quite a few recipes for beer several that are our signature brews including Schoharie Pale Ale the Farm to Stout and the Dire Wolf Whiskey Porter Some of our other brews are the Abbey top A bag of the New York State barley that Green Wolf Brewery uses which comes from Batavia left Justin Behan holding darkkilned barley on the left and kilned barley for lighter brews on the right 16
There is a newly   minted beverage trail here in Schoharie County  one of the prime spots on the trail is the Green Wolf B...
Gargoyle the Belgian Double the Alpha Wolf IPA the Raven s Black IPA the Pindar s Imperial IPA and the Hal s Old Singular Belgian I asked him about his brewing process We walked to the back entering a room full of tanks and equipment Ingredients and temperature make all the difference he said For grains we usually use barley but occasionally we use wheat and honey 90 of our grain comes from New York State We source 100 of our hops from Schoharie County As for yeast we use a Belgian style yeast for our Belgians and an English style yeast for the rest of our beers They are commercial yeasts from the West Coast Behan said that the brewing process involves making the sugar water that then becomes beer We mill the grain which cracks it and then we brew the milled barley in heated water he told me Brewing the barley activates enzymes in it converting the starches to sugars The sugar water is called wort We then transfer the wort to the kettle leaving the spent grains behind These are then picked up by farmers for livestock feed We bring the kettle to a boil Justin continued and add hops which contribute bittering qualities If you add hops at the end you get aromatics which are citrusy piney and fruity The whole process takes about six hours We then transfer the wort from the kettle to the fermenter for five to ten days The stronger brews take somewhat longer to ferment Finally it goes into the brite tank for two to four days where C02 is forced into the liquid to carbonate it Then the finished beer is bottled and kegged We then went upstairs to the room where the malted barley is milled The two row barley is highly kilned for darker brews and lightly kilned for lighter brews Behan held out his hands one filled with the darker barley and the other filled with lighter barley I tasted both the lighter was sweet and light and the darker was more coffee like Now it was time for the fun part the tasting My guide handed me off to Marissa Dibble and I sat down before a flight of six brews First in line was the Tory Kicker a hard cider from a local cidery It was light and very crisp with a great finish It wasn t overly sweet either Next up was the Defyance Wheat Revolutionary Ale It s inspired by a Revolutionary War style of beer that was brewed from wheat and straw It s a 1780 Beer Challenge Award winner and is a bit cloudy and smooth with a good body and a tang with a bite and unique hay like taste The Alpha Wolf IPA was next It s light and a bit mild but with just enough bite from those Schoharie County hops I moved right on to the Abbey Gargoyle which is heavier and sweeter brewed with a local buckwheat honey it lingers on the your tongue Marissa mentioned that its alcohol content is 8 A couple of these draughts should be good enough for a night The Farm to Stout followed the Abbey Gargoyle Some stouts can taste a bit smoky and Charcoal like but not this one It s hoppy but very drinkable with a bit of a roasted taste not smoky at all Very nice The final stop on this tasting odyssey was the Brandy Barrel Aged Old Gilboa It s a spicy Belgian amber aged in brandy barrels from Kymar Farms In Charlotteville see A Spirited Place Kaatskill Life Winter 2017 with hints of clove banana and apple too All too soon the tasting came to an end Green Wolf Brewing open 17 from 4 10 PM on Thursdays and Fridays and from 2 10 PM on Saturdays is a fun place There s trivia every Thursday from 7 10 PM and there s even a live mic night every fourth Thursday The beers are superb and you can bring food in from home or area restaurants to enjoy Green Wolf is located at 315 Main St in Middleburgh and can be reached at 518 827 6444 or online at www greenwolfales com It s simple folks just drink howl and repeat Sources Information obtained from Justin Behan owner and Marissa Dibble tap room manager
Gargoyle, the Belgian Double, the Alpha Wolf IPA, the Raven   s Black IPA, the Pindar   s Imperial IPA, and the Hal   s Ol...
2016 Season May 15 October 15 NEW From ADK Find a whole new group of mountains in the Catskills Open Wednesday Sunday 10 am 5 pm Kids 12 Under Get FREE Admission Author Alan Via takes you off the beaten path to discover the lesserknown peaks of the Catskill 100 Highest Softcover 6 x 9 21 95 Regional maps Peakfinder map Full color GPS coordinates Ratings 800 395 8080 www adk org 51 County Hwy 12 East Meredith NY 13757 607 278 5744 www hanfordmills org
2016 Season  May 15 - October 15  NEW  From ADK Find a whole new group of mountains in the Catskills.  Open Wednesday - Su...
2017 OPERATING SCHEDULE SUMMER TRAIN OPERATIONS Thursdays June 8 August 31 One Roundtrip Train To Cooperstown Departing From The Milford Depot 136 East Main Street NYS Route 166 Milford NY At 10 00 AM Returning To Milford At 1 00 PM Trains Stop At The Cooperstown Dreams Park Baseball Camp At 10 35 AM Returning At 12 30 PM FALL FOLIAGE TRAINS Saturdays Sundays September 30 October 1 8 14 15 Monday October 9 Columbus Day One Round Trip Train Departing From The Milford Depot At 1 00 PM Standard Round Trip Fares For Summer Fall Foliage Trains Adults 16 00 Seniors 62 over 15 00 Children 3 12 13 00 Under 3 FREE BROOKS DINNER TRAINS Enjoy a local favorite Brooks Chicken in our dining car on Thursday August 3 17 31 at 7 00pm Reservations prepayment required Other meal choices dates are available COOPERSTOWN BLUES EXPRESS Trains leave Milford Saturday nights May 14 October 1 at 7 00pm for a 3 hour fun filled train ride with bands from across the northeast performing live on board Food full cash bar are available Check out bands performing at www cooperstownbluesexpress com SPECIAL EVENT TRAINS Easter Bunny Express Saturdays Sunday April 8 9 15 16 1pm Ice Cream Social Train Saturday June 24 1 00pm Train Robberies Saturdays July 8 22 August 12 16 September 23 October 7 1pm Railfan Day Saturday July 29 10am 4pm Photo Runby Train 1pm The Dinosaur Express Saturday September 16 1pm Pumpkin Patch Train Saturday Sunday October 21 22 1pm Holloween Costume Party Train Saturday October 28 7pm Santa Express Trains Friday Saturday November 24 25 Saturdays Sundays November 26 December 2 3 9 10 16 17 1pm North Pole Express Saturdays December 2 9 16 6 30pm Reservations Prepayment Are Required On All Special Event Trains EXCEPT Train Robberies Special Event Special Service Trains Priced Higher Than Standard Fare office 607 432 2429 web www lrhs com email wendy lrhs com
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The Mountain Brook Inn Bovina New York
The Mountain Brook Inn Bovina, New York
KaatskillLodgings Dining The rustic Mountain Brook Inn cradled in the confluence of Mountain Brook and the Little Delaware River is located in the proud and tightknit community of Bovina New York Permanent residents bond easily with second homeowners and visitors who gravitate to this rural area of the state to gain a reprieve from the fast pace of the metropolitan lifestyle 21
KaatskillLodgings Dining The rustic Mountain Brook Inn, cradled in the confluence of Mountain Brook and the Little Delawar...
Innkeeper Gary Simmons and his St Bernard Otis greet guests like family Gary s cheerfully infectious voice and relaxed attentive enthusiasm encourage his visitors to feel that his Mountain Brook Inn is exactly where they are supposed to be The camaraderie among Mr Simmons and his two servers and two kitchen assistants underscores the family style dinner ambience All of us do a little bit of everything when we come together on Saturday Everyone has a chance to do what they enjoy so we can make it fun The kitchen opened nine years ago and serves only one night a week because as Gary explains It s manageable and keeps it special Winter dinner guests socialize and enjoy refreshments near a crackling wood fire before dinner is served Summer visitors frequently 22
Innkeeper, Gary Simmons, and his St. Bernard, Otis, greet guests like family. Gary   s cheerfully-infectious voice and rel...
gather by the brook This evening s diners are offered a crisp tangy roasted beet and parsnip salad with mixed greens topped with mustard vinaigrette A most flavorsome rich tasting celery soup created by pureeing celeriac root and topping it with cream cheese and chives begs for a second helping Not a problem assures Gary If you want seconds you can have seconds If you are going to eat soup eat soup Tonight s entr e is classic Lamb Shepherd s Pie provided by local Green Shepherd s Farm Its rich flavor is enhanced by simmered carrots topped with mouthwatering cheddar cheese mashed potatoes and served with asparagus Tantalizing desserts are presented buffet style diners may chose between a slice of sumptuous layered cake with creamy frosting lemon cr me brulee or homemade A lazy Little Delaware River flows gently in front of Mountain Brook Inn enhancing its peaceful atmosphere 23
gather by the brook. This evening   s diners are offered a crisp, tangy roasted beet and parsnip salad with mixed greens t...
brown sugar ice cream and an oatmeal cookie Gary makes this decision process easy by suggesting one of each with your coffee Gary Simmons s roots are in the Washington D C area He went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music and then spent twenty eight years in Los Angeles as a professional pianist having also worked in television music production Gary s craft on the west coast took him to hotels all over the world where he always paid attention to the rooms Fifteen years ago and with no formal innkeeping experience Gary purchased The Mountain Brook Inn It was a serendipitous landing I simply called on all my experiences and 24
brown sugar ice cream and an oatmeal cookie. Gary makes this decision process easy by suggesting    one of each with your ...
Mountain Brook This rural retreat vacant for two years prior to Mr Simmons taking ownership underwent subsequent and major renovations Today s Mountain Brook Inn boasts eight units each uniquely decorated with a living room bedroom full private bath and a galley kitchen Guests may begin their day with a continental breakfast of homemade muffins cakes seasonal fruits and freshly ground coffee No detail is spared guests are accommodated with the extras they may need to make their stay as comfortable as possible plunked it down right here Mr Simmons credits Ed and Sally O Neill proprietors of the Andes Hotel with two years of invaluable experience waiting tables at their establishment Paying homage to German born Anna Wolf Gary credits the founder for her vision back in 1965 to build the Inn on a thirty seven acre parcel of land contiguous to the babbling 25
Mountain Brook. This rural retreat, vacant for two years prior to Mr. Simmons taking ownership, underwent subsequent and m...
A gazebo constructed in 2011 is tailor made for bridal showers rehearsal dinners weddings and sundry other special occasions Gary reports We host a lot of anniversaries and only last week we had a birthday party for thirty guests Voyagers from nearby and afar travel to this spot where Mountain Brook meets the Little Delaware River Many have family ties or just come to top Two desserts a berry flan and a coconut cake above The amicable master chef and innkeeper Gary Simmons To the right the kitchen where palette pleasing platters are created 26 experience the Catskill foothills The Inn stays busy thanks to word of mouth This isn t a fussy place it s the country Gary observes The overall theme here is that it s an event in the country pretty and tasty and certainly rural around the edges Menus are posted monthly For more information please visit www themountainbrookinn or call 607 832 4662
A gazebo constructed in 2011 is tailor-made for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, weddings, and sundry other special occa...
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A Special Affaire, Ltd. Ray   s fine Wine and Spirits - A unique shop which offers a diverse and awardwinning selection of...
above fig 1 The soccer field with outcrops below fig 2 Flat strata abut the field left fig 3 Aerial view of the soccer field 28 photo courtesy Hartwick college
above  fig. 1   The soccer field with outcrops. below  fig. 2   Flat strata abut the field. left  fig. 3   Aerial view of ...
KaatskillGeologist The resurrection of a Devonian landscape Robert and Johanna Titus photography by the authors Sometimes it s all in the way that you look at something If you have been one of our longtime readers you know how we look at Catskills landscapes We always see into the deep past But even we were surprised by one of our recent experiences We had found our way to the very top of Oyaron Hill home of Hartwick College in Oneonta and were looking at a rock outcropping along the edge of the soccer field that lays up there fig 1 fig 4 Red stratified rock 29
KaatskillGeologist  The resurrection of a Devonian landscape. Robert and Johanna Titus, photography by the authors Sometim...
Our outcrop extended all along the western and northern sides of the field It was a routine exposure of Devonian age strata typical of what we have been exploring and writing about for many years We quickly determined that these strata had accumulated on the top of the great Catskill Delta That delta formed west of the rising mountains of New England back during the Devonian from about 400 to 350 million years ago Those mountains have a name they are the Acadians They had been rising to elevations of several miles above sea level But at the same time they had been weathering and eroding That produced many thousands of feet of sediment which above fig 5 Slab with fossil roots below fig 6 Cross section view of root systems 30
Our outcrop extended all along the western and northern sides of the field. It was a routine exposure of Devonian age stra...
was transported westward and pouring into something called the Catskill Sea which back then covered most of what is today s New York State The Catskill Delta had slowly expanded westward into that sea The top of any delta is always very flat and it typically rises to an elevation of just a few feet above sea level Well we had realized this all along we looked at the flat lying sedimentary rocks that lay alongside the field and saw that all these millions of years later those strata were still laying flat just as they had so long ago fig 2 That is when it struck us that is when we started looking in at the soccer field in a different way We realized it was actually more of an epiphany that this was the second time in history that this field had been a flat landscape surface We looked slowly across the field and then at those flat strata and saw the evidence for two moments in time when this same surface had existed We understood the modern resurrection of this flat landscape it is used as a practice field for the school s soccer team fig 3 Today it is at an elevation of about 1 600 feet But what about the first time what had this very same flat surface been like 380 million years ago Sure it had been the top of a delta and it had lain at only a few feet in elevation but we wanted to know so much more We could see one moment of time today s but we wanted to see into the past as well That would take a little investigation only those stratified rocks could tell us Fortunately that is something that we are pretty good at The first bit of evidence practically screamed at us Many or even most of the strata were a brick red color fig 4 That is a tint that all professional geologists are quick to notice it is a color that speaks of ancient and tropical terrestrial conditions The red was iron oxide and it had formed within the soils of the Catskill Delta when oxygen from the air had reacted with iron in the earth We were indeed looking at a little bit of a petrified delta but there was a lot more We soon found a remarkable slab of red sandstone It was covered with curious winding structures fig 5 We immediately recognized these as being fossil tree roots Back during the Devonian there had been a forest right here These trees had not been very tall but they were trees At another location in our outcrop we found a nice cross sectional view of some more root systems fig 6 We could actually see the tree roots poking down into the ancient soil We stood along the side of the soccer field and slowly turned a full 360 degree circle All around us we saw the forest that had covered this space back then fig 7 But there was more Along the northwest corner of the field we found a very sizable boulder On its surface we found faintly preserved ripple marks fig 8 These had formed when wind blew across a shallow pool of water It might only have been only inches deep but this pool added so much more to our image We looked again and now saw our forest broken by a scattering of shallow ponds Geologists spend a lot of time looking closely at rocks and when we did so we were rewarded with more evidence We saw small structures that some identify as raindrop prints fig 9 These are plenty controversial and a lot of geologists deny the rainfall origin of such structures But we don t know what else to call them If that is what they are then they record a very brief shower falling upon the delta soils with each drop leaving a small crater 31 where it landed We had discovered evidence that it had rained on the Catskill Delta during the Devonian We didn t think that this was exactly a great scientific discovery but it was a fun one Then we went on and explored a sizable cliff of strata along the middle of the soccer field there was a lot to see there There was a sequence of strata fig 10 about 15 feet thick It was an alternating sequence of red shales and gray sandstones The red shales are commonly referred to as overbank deposits These sedimentary rocks accumulated as red mud on the delta floodplains laying in between delta stream channels In a way they can be thought of as fossil soils The grey sandstones were more puzzling but after we figured them out they were the most interesting deposits of the whole outcrop A very sizable slab of this sandstone lay banked up against the outcrop fig 11 It gave us the key evidence that we needed We looked it over and began to notice some very interesting fossils These were the petrifactions of a number of tree trunks fig 12 They were not well preserved but trunks are what they were Some of them were three and four feet long and up to four inches across These were the remains of our forest but there must have been more to the story We quickly began to guess how these trees got to where we found them Our grey sandstones had been flood deposits Each one recorded a single deluge Those deluges had picked up swept away and buried the trees These sandstones took us on a journey into the past Now we stood exactly where the soccer field would one day be but it was 380 million years ago There had probably been heavy rain in the mountains of New England just a day or two earlier
was transported westward and pouring into something called the Catskill Sea which, back then, covered most of what is toda...
Torrents of whitewater had poured down the slopes of the Acadian Mountains They had carried with them large amounts of sand When those currents flowed out onto the Catskill Delta they slowed down and the sand fell out of suspension Each of our grey sandstones had been the deposit of a single slowing flood Upstream those powerful flood waters had reached into the delta forests and ripped down many of the trees Those logs had been picked up in the flow and carried down the raging rivers Eventually they came to be above fig 8 Very faint ripple marks just left of the keys right fig 9 Raindrop prints below the keys 32
Torrents of whitewater had poured down the slopes of the Acadian Mountains. They had carried with them large amounts of sa...
deposited with the sediments and they eventually hardened within those sandstones They had sat there for hundreds of millions of years and then we happened along to find them There are four sandstone deposits at the outcrop Each alternates with one of those red shales The entire outcrop speaks of a substantial passage of time and its strata record what the soccer field had once been in its Devonian manifestation We climbed up to the highest point at the top of the outcrop and looked down across the field Sure we saw a soccer field but more importantly we looked deep into the distant past Before us was a forest of relatively small and very primitive Devonian trees fig 7 Some of those trees had straight unbranched trunks with foliage only near their tops That foliage was so simple and so primitive looking we could not even convince ourselves that there were any true leaves Other species had curving branches on their upper trunks These had strange leaves growing as a sort of fringe only on their upper branches We looked around and saw no trees like these in the surrounding woods of Oyaron Hill These trees have been extinct for a long long time That ancient forest stretched off for as far as we could see Below those many trees we saw red earth the soils of the delta The forest was broken here and there by small and medium sized pools of water Our journey through time had brought us back to a windy day and we could see small waves being blown across the nearest pond We knew that ripple marks were being sculpted at its bottom We turned and looked off to the east Rising above that horizon was the image of a great distant mountain range Steam rising up off of the jungle blotted out the lower and middle mountain slopes but the uppermost parts displayed snow and ice covered pinnacles Snow and ice in a tropical landscape These must have been very tall mountains We gazed down again upon the 33 delta In the distance there was a fairly large stream flowing by lazily But it would not be a slow moving flow for long We could look and just make out that the stream s waters were rising There had recently been those strong storms up in the Acadians and these had generated the waters of what would be a most powerful flood That flow within the stream channel began to swirl and the swirls soon became eddies Those graduated into full force whitewater torrents Then the waters swelled up across the stream s banks and on into the delta We watched those waters continue to rise up the trunks of the trees Nearest to the stream those trunks stood in the way of the powerful flows and we saw currents parting as they flowed by each tree Soon the power of the flood increased enough so that here and there a above fig 10 Outcrop on the north side of the field
deposited with the sediments, and they eventually hardened within those sandstones. They had sat there for hundreds of mil...
few trees were uprooted and were carried off in the flow violently spinning in the powerful vortices Then many more trees were uprooted Some were even splintered this flood was becoming serious business Now we saw still more tree trunks coming down from upstream They were bouncing up and down in the pounding torrents Floods are powerful and dangerous but they don t last for long In a few hours our flood began to slacken The flows ebbed and the waters began to drain off the delta floodplain We watched for hours when entirely gone that flood left the Catskill Delta in a sorry state We scanned left to right and what we saw as far as we could see was a great sheet of very wet sand littered with the remains of many many broken trees Here and there a still standing tree poked through the wet sediment But there were not many of them Contact the authors at randjtitus prodigy net Join their facebook page The Catskill Geologist You can also log on to their blog at thecatskillgeologist com fig 11 A fossil tree trunk THE BLACK RAVEN Antiques Handmade Reproductions Primitives Goods Cupboards Tables Chairs Beds Benches Chests Lighting Shelves Pewter Redware Tin Textiles Accessories and more John Stys Proprietor Phone 315 941 3766 34
few trees were uprooted and were carried off in the flow, violently spinning in the powerful vortices. Then many more tree...
fig 7 The Gilboa Forest painting by Kristen Wychoff 35
 fig. 7   The Gilboa Forest.  painting by Kristen Wychoff  35
K Let s Take a Walk Sugarloaf Mountain tskillHiking by Peter Senterman photography as noted 36
K  Let   s Take a Walk, Sugarloaf Mountain  tskillHiking  by Peter Senterman, photography as noted  36
opposite page top Sign at the start of Sugarloaf photography by Maurice Lemire opposite page bottom View of Sugarloaf Mountain from County Route 16 Platte Clove Road top View across old beaver meadow on Pecoy Notch Trail photography by the author photography by Maurice Lemire bottom Plateau Mountain seen through the trees on the steep descent to Mink Hollow photography 37 by Maurice Lemire
opposite page, top  Sign at the start of Sugarloaf.  photography by Maurice Lemire  opposite page, bottom  View of Sugarlo...
Looking for a more demanding hike Try Sugarloaf Muntain midway along the notorious Devil s Path in Greene Couonty Sugarloaf like all the mountains of the Devil s Path is characterized by steep rugged climbs interspersed with ledges requiring scrambles to ascend and descend Sugarloaf s elevation of 3 800 feet ranks it 13 th of the highest peaks in the Catskills What makes Sugarloaf a desirable challenge besides its ruggedness is that it can be traversed as a seven mile loop hike As with most of the higher peaks of the northern Catskills the summit ridges are heavily covered with a thickly tangled forest of spruce and fir trees The route offers numerous views and interesting features on both the ascent and descent 38
Looking for a more demanding hike  Try Sugarloaf Muntain, midway along the notorious Devil   s Path in Greene Couonty.  Su...
The trailhead is reached on Roaring Brook Road in Elka Park not far from Tannersville From the east on CR 16 Platte Clove Road turn left on Dale Lane bearing right onto Roaring Brook Road at the first intersection Parking is on the left a quarter mile past the end of pavement From the west take CR 16 south from the traffic light in Tannersville turning right on Railroad Ave at a tee intersection Railroad Ave becomes Platte Clove Road at the Village line Follow CR 16 a mile or so to Mink Hollow Road where CR 16 makes a sharp left turn Continue straight ahead on Mink Hollow Road toward the mountains ahead After crossing the Schoharie Creek near Elka Park Post Office bear left at the next three intersections entering Roaring Kill Road where Mink Hollow Road turns right Roaring Kill Road soon becomes dirt Continue a mile or so crossing the Roaring Kill to a parking on the right just uphill of the bridge The first quarter mile of trail is marked with yellow markers following easy grades to an intersection with the Mink Hollow and Pecoy Notch Trails both marked with blue markers You can do the loop which starts here in either direction For the purpose of this narrative turn left and shortly begin a fairly steep climb fol lowing a worn old quarry road up past interesting boulders and into Mudd Quarry following a short steep scramble The trail now stays more or less level through an attractive mature hardwood forest a half mile to Dibble Quarry home of the stone chairs built by unknown hikers From the stone chairs you are looking east out through Platte Clove to the Hudson Valley with the Litchfield Hills and Taconics on the horizon In the foreground is the upper Schoharie Valley To the left is Round Top with Kaaterskill High Peak to the right and Huckleberry Point atop the north side of Platte Clove Looming to the right opposite page Faithful companion hiker Sandy in Dibbles Quarry with Twin Mountain and Pecoy Notch in the background photography by the author below View from Dibbles Quarry looking out through Platte Clove and Huckleberry Point with the Hudson Valley and very faintly in the distance The Berkshires photography by the author 39
The trailhead is reached on Roaring Brook Road in Elka Park not far from Tannersville. From the east, on CR 16, Platte Clo...
is the west peak of Twin Mountain By wandering around you can get a glimpse of Sugarloaf to the extreme right Passing through the fairly large quarry the trail reenters the woods soon crossing a splashy small stream coming down from Sugarloaf There is a small falls just downstream Use caution scrambling around the wet rocks Across the stream the trail turns right climbing along and above the stream and passing a small seasonal wet area on the right At a mile and a half from the start pass a beaver meadow on the right From time to time the beaver have been active in this area Last time they built an impressive four and a half to five foot dam impounding a rather large pond Unfortunately they have been trapped out or moved on for better food but the open area remains with views up to Twin Mountain on the left Pecoy Notch and Sugarloaf on the right Another fairly easy half mile brings one to the intersection with the Devil s Path in Pecoy Notch Turn right now following red markers The Devil s Path doesn t waste any time beginning to climb then steeply climb up through a series of scrambles and ledges rapidly gaining height Remember to turn around and watch the unfolding panorama as you gain elevation and distance from Twin Mountain The Devil s Path truly lives up to its reputation on Sugarloaf The steep climbing eases after about a mile of scrambling up the steep slope Now comes the pleasant walk through the dense spruce fir forest over the summit The wooded summit is passed at a mile and a quarter from the notch There is a short unmarked trail leading south to seemingly nowhere this used to be a view that has long since grown in Beginning your descent through the spruce forest come to an intersection with a yellow marked trail to the left This leads to an expansive view south with Cooper Lake and Ashokan Reservoir below To the right is Plateau Mountain with Olderbark at the end of the ridge from Plateau Further south are the high mountains of the southern Catskills cumulating in Slide 40 opposite page left Puncheon or plank bridging over wet areas keep the hiker dry and protect the soft ground from becoming a mud hole top The rotted and now collapsed log bridge which crossed the stream on the Mink Hollow trail around Sugarloaf Mountain photography by the author below Mink Hollow lean to is a welcome rest stop for hikers photography by the author
is the west peak of Twin Mountain. By wandering around, you can get a glimpse of Sugarloaf to the extreme right. Passing t...
Mountain in the middle distance To the left are the sharp ridges of the Shawangunk Mountains and further left and in the distance the Hudson Highlands Back on the main trail shortly come to a boulder with a good view towards Plateau This boulder also marks the beginning of the steep descent down to Mink Hollow that gaping hole between you and Plateau This side is as steep if not steeper than the way up but with more ledges to negotiate Nearing the bottom pass through a narrow cleft in the rocks followed by a sizeable ledge ending with a steep scramble down to a trail junction with the blue marked Mink Hollow Trail turn right here A tenth of a mile straight ahead on the Devil s Path brings you to Mink Hollow proper and the Mink Hollow Lean to just to the left of the junction After turning right at the first junction on the blue marked Mink Hollow Trail heading north the trail follows gentle grades for a half mile A steep descent of about a quarter mile brings you to a small creek a reliable source of water There used to be a bridge crossing but it col lapsed several years ago Crossing is easiest just upstream of the destroyed bridge From here the trail gently at first then steeply climbs up to a view point looking south into Mink Hollow with Plateau Mountain to the right Following is one of the nicer stretches of almost level trail for about a mile and a half through a pleasant woods before beginning a moderate descent down some old quarry roads and through a few old bluestone quarries ending with an almost flat section as you approach the final trail junction This is where you began your ascent Turn left on the yellow trail a quarter mile back to the parking lot If the day is warm enough and if you re inclined you can walk the hundred feet down to the Roaring Kill and take a refreshing dip in one of the pools of very cold clear water This is a strenuous all day hike gaining and losing about 2000 of elevation by the time you are done Camping at Mink Hollow Lean to adds to the experience Beside the streams mentioned on each approach there are no water sources so be sure to carry plenty 41 especially in summer as the climb up either side is very steep and unrelenting for about a mile Wear sturdy boots have enough clothing for the season and conditions as well as extra food in case you run beyond expectations As always sign registers and let somebody know where you are going and when you are expected back When climbing this trail and other high elevation climbs in late fall winter or early spring bring crampons and during winter snowshoes Snow depths at the higher elevations are at least twice what you encounter at the trailhead Enjoy this hike and hopefully more on the notorious Devil s Path DP Indian Head the most eastern peak of the DP also has a loop trail network as does Hunter Mountain to the west Twin Plateau and West Kill require two cars for a traverse or an out and back hike Each has its own charms and points of interest including the fire tower on Hunter Mountain all live up to the reputation of the ruggedness of the Devil s Path A hikers map set nynjtc org helps in both obtaining information about the trails and the roads to get to the various trailheads
Mountain in the middle distance. To the left are the sharp ridges of the Shawangunk Mountains, and further left and in the...
KaatskillTrees Unintentional Benefits from the Civil War by Ryan Trapani Interim Executive Director CFA photography by the author opposite page This wolf tree red oak once grew all alone in a pasture before northern hardwoods began growing all around it its branches spread laterally instead of vertically above This large red oak is over forty inches in diameter and probably began growing within thirty years of the Civil War 43 My day job for the Catskill Forest Association CFA often leads me to a variety of woods throughout the six counties encompassing these Catskill Mountains Some forests are strictly northern hardwood they contain maple beech ash birch or hemlock trees Others are southern hardwood and may include oak hickory yellow poplar and black gum And some contain both On this particular member s property both forest types occurred When both forest types are found growing together the southern forest type is normally older while trees from the northern type maple beech birch ash are younger You may wonder why southern hardwoods would be older and northern hardwoods younger the answer is in how each forest type is successfully established Southern hardwoods are what you might call disturbance dependent while northern hardwoods are disturbance intolerant In other words if you decide to just leave your woods alone then you re probably going to see more trees in the northern forest type showing up in your woods going forward Maple beech yellow birch white ash and hemlock can grow just fine without too much help from humans or other disturbances like microbursts or large forest fires they can handle shadier conditions Southern hardwoods on the other hand require some type of infusion of sunlight to establish and dominate Southern hardwoods according to some forest ecologists dominate landscapes where fires have been
KaatskillTrees  Unintentional Benefits from the Civil War by Ryan Trapani, Interim Executive Director, CFA photography by ...
prevalent for thousands of years In the eastern U S fires are mainly caused by humans whether intentional or accidental If forest fires persist over many years they can actually enable southern hardwoods to gain a competitive advantage over northern hardwoods Some forest ecologists believe that Native Americans actually lit the woods on fire for thousands of years in order to perpetuate southern hardwoods since nuts gathered from this forest type offered far more food than their northern counterpart Also the wildlife that fed on the nuts could be hunted for food too Farm Abandonment Southern Forests Besides fire other disturbances can lead to southern forest types growing first in your forest Maybe Native Americans and their legacy of fire had a role but something even more recent was probably in play The 44 In the absence of disturbance hemlock and maple will often begin to crowd out oak and hickory The author s daughter Metta Mae Trapani often accompanies her father on his forest field trips Here Metta Mae dances on a red oak stump
prevalent for thousands of years. In the eastern U.S., fires are mainly caused by humans, whether intentional or accidenta...
United States lost more men in the Civil War than all other wars combined The effects of this devastating war can still be seen today in our forests hidden in old sapwood of hickory and oak trees Some of the oldest forests I find on members properties date back to the wave of farm abandonment following the Civil War It seems that the least productive farm lands were hit the hardest after this war mainly the rockiest farms or those least accessible In other words many hill farms were abandoned shortly following the Civil War It was this tragedy that first gave many southern forests their foothold Today these trees can easily be spotted They are often the tallest trees growing or the largest in diameter Often you will see a wolf tree or large spreading oak tree in the middle of your woods When this tree began growing there were few others since it was all alone in the pasture Its limbs had plenty of room to grow and had no need to climb higher for sunlight However in the absence of disturbances or infusions of sunlight over a number of years the northern forest types begin marching in Gradually they surround the tall or spreading oak and hickory trees Maple beech ash yellow and black birch and hemlock have no problem growing as seedlings in the shade Over time they rise up and begin to shade out the less shade tolerant oak and hickory Gradually oak and hickory begin to cast off branches that no longer bring in enough sunlight to pay their way More dead and dying branches accumulate and eventually add to a declining tree Preserving the Southern Forest Type The forest CFA visited contained a two aged forest The older trees consisted of white oak red oak chestnut oak pin oak bitternut hickory shag bark hickory black gum and pignut hickory Scattered among these were also some spreading wolf white and red oak trees too The younger forest consisted of sugar maple black birch white ash red maple American beech and eastern hemlock These trees were much smaller in diameter but their heights were approaching the former and now were directly in competition for sunlight The member wanted to preserve the southern component since his goal was to enhance wildlife habitat and promote diversity throughout his forest I told him doing nothing in this case would be at the expense of this valuable southern forest So who cares if the oak and hickory go by the wayside Why does it even matter The northern hardwood forest maple beech birch hemlock have their own unique benefits but pale in comparison to the southern hardwood forest when it comes to wildlife habitat Oak and hickory provide an abundance of mast or nuts for wildlife an essential source of nutrition for surviving winter Black bears will climb to the very tops of oak trees and feast on acorns all day while deer will paw through winter s snow in search of uneaten ones Turkeys many types of birds a variety of small mammals and of course squirrels live on acorns and hickory nuts too It seems that doing nothing might also be at the expense of many wildlife species too In example mature northern hardwood forests found inside the mountainous terrain of the Catskill Forest Preserve contain some of the least amount of deer per square mile in the state they are only rivaled by their mountainous counterpart in the Adirondack Forest Preserve These are quiet places because few human developments exist they are also quiet because fewer animals seem to exist there as well 45 In order to preserve this southern component we injected sunlight back into it by removing or cutting down trees that directly competed with oak and hickory Most of the trees cut were sugar maple red maple and white ash The maple may not have been happy about this but the oak hickory sure were Even some hickory trees had to be cut in order to benefit better quality oak trees Bitternut hickory was often found competing with white oak and many were removed since white oak acorns are highly preferred by wildlife After cutting one tall and large bitternut down I counted its rings Deep inside its sapwood it told a story again about that Civil War It aged out to approximately 115 years old or 1902 Although the Civil War ended in 1865 trees don t just start growing right away sometimes maybe the field was hayed for a while after the war by a neighboring farm or golden rod captured the site for a few decades inhibiting forest growth In any case this forest is not alone in the Catskills There are many twoaged forests out there with one age class the southern type being slowly killed not by tree cutting but instead by neglect The Civil War may have accidentally benefitted oak hickory and many wildlife species unintentionally 100 years later but even the far reach of this tragic war is running out of tree rings to tell its story The last 100 years has seen the unintentional widespread growth in maple especially red maple New York State s most abundant tree I love maple syrup but better wildlife habitat can be had by other trees in some forests Where will the sunlight come from in the future www catskillforest org Red maple is now the most abundant tree found in NYS
United States lost more men in the Civil War than all other wars combined. The effects of this devastating war can still b...
Delaware County A Photographic Journey by Tim Duerden and Ray LaFever Arcadia Publishing soft cover 130 pages 21 95 Reviewed by John Rowen farmers standing by a large tree most of it cut into firewood sized pieces with axes and saws because there was no way to get an oil delivery or install a solar panel During this time the authors describe the roads as in terrible condition Canny residents used the Delaware River its main stem and East and West Branches to move goods They sold lumber and other items as far south as Philadelphia by rafting it out of the hills and hollows By the late nineteenth century railroads and better roads reached the County The book has a great selection of photographs of the railroads that took Delaware County milk to New York City and made travel out of the county possible In pastures cleared from forests the County s dairy farmers were so productive that in 1933 the authors write only St Lawrence County in New York produced more milk than Delaware County in the eastern United States Railroads helped make Sidney on the west side of the County an industrial center Rail and auto made the County a tourist destination and gave rise to some resorts The authors show how the dairy business and railroads declined and changed during the twentieth century Dairy farming remains important but the railroads are nearly all gone Forests are reclaiming pastures that men and women worked so hard to create Duerden and LaFever offer light witty moments for example they included a photograph of the Stamford and Delhi posts of the Grand Army of the Republic a Civil War veterans organization playing a human checkers game The book does have some gaps John Burroughs the naturalist and Delaware County resident is in only one photograph and little is said about Jay Gould who grew up in the County nor is the children s author Walter Brooks who lived in Roxbury mentioned The County s great fishing streams and rivers are not described but there so much else is explored in this book that it is must reading for people who love the Catskills If you ever danced to At the Hop at a wedding or oldies night Tim Duerden and Ray LaFever s book suggests you can thank Delaware County In Delaware County A Photographic History Duerden and LaFever who are respectively Executive Director and Chief Archivist of the Delaware County Historical Society have two photographs of people harvesting hops in the late 19 th century According to the authors northern Delaware County and nearby Otsego County were once one of the main regions in the country for hop growing In September of each year hundreds of city residents came to the country for a few weeks to harvest hops In the evenings after the work was done men and women went to a dance which came to be known as a hop Danny and the Juniors first performed At the Hop However the song returned to neighboring Sullivan County in 1969 when Sha Na Na sang it at the Woodstock Music Festival This is one of many stories in an appealing congenial history of Delaware County the westernmost Catskill county Teachers advise aspiring writers to show and not tell Duerden and LaFever heeded this advice and not just because their book has more than 225 high quality photographs Arcadia Publishers helps communities present their history through a formula that includes introductory material many photographs and extended captions in place of text only chapters Even though they are guided by Arcadia s publishing formula the authors have a gift for making this book theirs and Delaware County s own I am not sure if it is the organization they chose their writing or their choice of images but this is one of the best books that I have seen from Arcadia Delaware County s mountains and valleys resisted connection with the outside world Duerden and LaFever capably show how people lived a subsistence life when travel was hard One of the photographs is of a group of 46 BOOKS IN REVIEW AT THE HOP
Delaware County  A Photographic Journey. by Tim Duerden and Ray LaFever.  Arcadia Publishing, soft cover, 130 pages,  21.9...
Quarry Fox by Leslie T Sharpe The Overlook Press Peter Mayer Publishers Inc Reviewed by Peter Senterman The book title refers to a red fox that frequents her yard but seems to live in a nearby long abandoned bluestone quarry that she passes through on her frequent walks She follows this fox s comings and goings for almost a year from her first encounter at a birthing den under a large rock at the edge of her yard through the winter and into the following spring all the while weaving stories of other animals as they cross the fox s path During the winter while walking she notes the many animal tracks she finds and follows in the new fallen snow each telling a story of the animal s daily routine At one point she catches a glimpse of a dark spot in the snow that turns out to be an open hole where a mother bear and her two cubs are denned up under a large downed tree and she is careful not to wake them Later in her travels and on several occasions she encounters what she feels is the same bear with her cubs carefully keeping the bears at bay so they don t become too familiar with humans In addition to observing the antics and habits of the creatures that inhabit the neighborhood Ms Sharpe recounts the bad times and devastation wrought by the flood of June 2006 That storm affected not only her immediate surroundings but also caused the drainage ditches to overflow and small creeks to tear up the landscape and roads leading down to the West Branch of the Delaware River not to mention the destruction of the Town of Walton in the valley below This book makes an ideal companion for anyone who enjoys reading about the simple joys of observing the living world around them Without being boring or repetitive it is also a great reference providing much information on the habits and lives of pretty much the population of animals that live their entire lives in the Catskill area or migrate in and out with the seasons It lends itself to short reads as it is easy to pick up a new story line every few pages as a new animal or event is introduced One shortcoming of the book is it lacks an index which would make referencing the different animal stories easier to locate There are extensive notes that go along with each chapter that add to the narrative or introduce additional information about the subject For those who may want to know about other books for reference or further reading on the subjects there is a five page bibliography and resource list at the book s end The author Leslie T Sharpe is originally from Philadelphia and clearly partial to and comfortable in the east with its luxuriant blanket of vegetation and abundant wildlife Having moved to New York City she taught writing and editing at Columbia and New York Universities She became active in the New York City Audubon Society attaining the office of vice president a post she has since resigned One autumn day while on leaf peeping trip in Ulster County Sharpe missed a turn and found herself in Delaware County a new area for her The tranquility of the rounded mountains wide valleys and expansive reservoirs beckoned She wound up purchasing an abandoned farm on a hillside overlooking the Valley of the West Branch of the Delaware River An outgrowth of her new surroundings and many wild neighbors this book is her account of moving to this quiet country and writing about her observations and experiences She combines research and meticulous details of watching the animals and occasionally insects as they move across the landscape Her love and addiction to the natural world shines through in the detailed descriptions throughout the seasons As with most of the natural cycle this book begins with the rebirth of the land in early spring Nothing seems to escape Ms Sharpe s notice she starts out describing crayfish and other amphibious creatures found during her annual spring clean up of a small stream she resurrected from a mucky overgrown wet area As spring progresses we learn about spring peepers green frogs birds and insects luna moths in particular all described in detail The give and take of the natural world are front and center as she illuminates the interactions between insects and birds moths and bats small rodents chipmunks among her favorites because of their abundance and antics and foxes Raptors coyotes deer bobcats and bears are among those coming into view and attracting her attention 47 BOOKS IN REVIEW OBSERVING CREATURES
Quarry Fox by Leslie T. Sharpe The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc. Reviewed by Peter Senterman  The book titl...
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5 1 2 Main Street Delhi NY 13753 Voice 607 746 2281 Fax 607 746 3571 www greatwesterncatskills com info greatwesterncatskills com April 15 May 20 7pm JAM SESSION Live music table games and refreshments Bring instrument or games or come for fun Free St John s Episcopal Church 134 Main St Delhi APRIL 17 MAY 15 7pm WRITERS EVENINGS Community members invited to come and listen to local writes read their new works and participate in moderated Q A period following each reading Stamford Village Library 117 Main St Stamford 607 326 7908 http www svlny org APRIL 18 MAY 16 2pm BOOK AND FILM CHAT William B Ogden Library 42 Gardiner Place Walton 607 865 5929 www waltontheatre org MARCH 24 APRIL 16 LONGYEAR GALLERY GROUP SHOW THAWING Plus mini solo by Gary Mayer Artists reception March 25 3pm Longyear Gallery 785 Main St Margaretville www longyeargallery org Ray s Fine wines Spirits 70 Main Street Delhi New York 607 746 3775 MONDAYS 5 30 P M YOGA Classes are a combination of Bikram Hatha Vinyasa flow all levels welcome Mondays 10 pp Season passes also available Classes will be held outdoors in the event field on the stage in the mountains with the trees flowers birds sun clouds and breezes or by the pond weather permitting We will move inside the Carriage House during inclement weather and winter months We have extra mats so don t let that stop you 8052 County Highway 18 Bloomville 607 538 1235 info turquoisebarn com WEDNESDAYS 7 10PM TRIVIA NIGHT Come put your knowledge to the test every Wed 7pm Teams 1 7 people Winning team gets 50 off the bill Cara Vaughn as your hostess O Neill s Shire Pub Main St Delhi www theshiredelhi com 607 746 8758 Courtney Funeral Home 25 Townsend St Walton NY 13856 607 865 4383 www courtneyfh com WEDNESDAYS 7 9 PM KNITTING GROUP Welcoming all who knit crochet quilt do needlepoint tatting crewel embroidery etc of all levels including those who would like to learn We will offer help and encouragement while you work on your own projects 607 652 5001 Stamford Village Library 117 Main St Stamford http www svlny org WEDNESDAYS 4PM COMPUTER INTERNET 101 Want to do more with your computer and the internet but get frustrated and confused by it all Learn in a friendly and non technical setting so you can find information online keep in touch with family and friends write letters and emails create spreadsheets listen to music send and receive pictures and videos and play games Bring your questions and problems 607 652 5001 Stamford Village Library 117 Main St Stamford http www svlny org THURDAY S 8 30PM KARAOKE Every Thursday Late Nite Happy Hour 9 11pm DJ Pat Del Rosario O Neill s Shire Pub 123 Main Street Delhi NY 607 746 8758 THURSDAYS 4 5 PM TEEN SOCIAL AND STUDY GROUP Young Adult study group focusing on socialization studying and creative idea sharing with possible monthly book discussions Open to grades 6 9 607 652 5001 Stamford Village Library 117 Main St Stamford http www svlny org MARCH 4 MAY 6 THE SPACE BETWEEN New works by Chelsea Gibson Opening Reception Saturday March 4 4 00 6 00 PM Artist Talk April 29 2 00 PM Both events are free and open to the Community Walt Meade Gallery Of the Roxbury Arts Center Roxbury Catskill cellars Downsville NY 607 363 2844 www catskillcellars com MARCH 30 6 30PM 8 30PM THE MULTIFACETED HEALING WAYS OF PLANTS AND TREES A presentation by herbalist Marguerite Uhlmann Bower with wild local food and drink tasting Catskill Center 43355 New York 28 Arkville http catskillcenter org APRIL 1 MAY 20 2PM OPENING RECEPTION CATSKILL 360 Photography by Alan Powell Alan Powell has worked in electronic arts and media for more than three decades Starting with single channel video installations artist books and other two dimensional electronic art Reception April 1 2 4pm Open Mon Fri 9 30 am 4 30 pm and Sat 10 am 2 pm Catskill Center s Erpf Gallery 43355 Route 28 Arkville http catskillcenter org APRIL 2 28 THE WORD IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT September Song Poems Prints Richard Saba Visual Artist Mary Ashwood Poet Opening April 2 3 5 PM Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 or wordthur stny rr com website www brighthillpress org APRIL 8 7 30 PM EIGHT IS ENOUGH A dynamic a capella madrigal group of singers from Oneonta area who perform a wide range of vocal numbers from renaissance madrigals to Beatles and jazz Their singing is phenomenal and the variety of music is unbelievable Talented and a lot of fun Walton Theater 30 Gardiner Place Walton NY 13856 607 865 6688 www waltontheatre org APRIL 20 5 30 PM POETRY WORKSHOP Join fellow poets get feedback on your poetry in an open non judgmental atmosphere Stamford Village Library 117 Main St Stamford NY 12167 607 652 5001 http www svlny org APRIL 20 7PM FORAGING IDENTIFICATION AND COOKING WORKSHOPS with Chef Rob Handel of Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Caf in Preston Hollow NY Learn how to identify edible native spring greens new cooking techniques like fermentation infusion and pickling best practices for wild foraging and enjoy a delicious tasting after each session Session will be a foraging walk talk and tasting at Thorne Preserve where participants will learn about early summer flora Registration required CatskillCenter org events for details and register For info contact Katie Palm at kpalm catskillcenter org or 845 586 2611 Catskill Center 43355 Rte 28 Arkville www CatskillCenter org APRIL 22 NOON 5 PM GREAT AMERICAN POETS DAY CELEBRATION Elizabeth Bishop Robert Bensen Poet Thomas Travisano Poet Bertha Rogers Poet Christine Gelineau Poet Eva Davidson Poet Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 8295055 or wordthur stny rr com website www brighthillpress org April 23 3pm Winter Respite Lecture Series Carol Dave White Catskill Peaks and Trails Each lecture lasts about an hour followed by refreshments No fee but seats are limited Adams Antiquarian Book Shop 602 Main St Hobart APRIL 23 6PM COFFEEHOUSE AT THE THEATRE LINDA
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HICKMAN Using the wooden flute and other instruments from various cultures Linda will explore the connection between music and nature and healing sound Walton Theatre 30 Gardiner Pl Walton 607 8656688 www waltontheatre org APRIL 29 10am Volunteer Clean Up Day tasks include spring cleaning in many of the Museum s historic buildings raking and preparing flower beds moving objects repairing fences and much more Although we will have plenty of tools and work gloves feel free to bring labeled tools rakes etc and gloves if you would prefer to use your own Come for a couple hours or the whole day we appreciate whatever time you re able to give We will provide lunch at noon and light snacks and beverages will be available all day Let us know if you will be able to help at the Volunteer Clean Up Day by calling 607 278 5744 ext 203 Hanford Mills Museum 51 County Highway 12 East Meredith www hanfordmills org APRIL 27 7 PM WORD THURSDAYS READINGS Elizabeth Cohen Poet Janet Kaplan Poet Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 wordthur stny rr com www brighthillpress org MAY 6 7 INAUGURAL POP UP MARKET AND GEAR SALE Saturday 2pm 6pm and Sunday 11am 4pm All proceeds will benefit the Catskill Center Catskill Center is asking for donations of used but in good condition outdoor gear All types welcome If you would like to donate contact Jonathan Mogelever at 845 586 2611 extension 116 or email jmogelever catskillcenter org Visit Catskill Center between 9 30am and 4 30pm Monday through Friday and make your donation Donations are tax deductible We will ask you to submit an Item Donation Form with your gear so we can thank you for your donation and give you proper documentation for the donation Erpf Center Arkville 43355 State Highway 28 Arkville NY 12406 www CatskillCenter org events MAY 7 26 EXHIBIT FLORA Celebrating Collaboration Ann Mcgarrell Poet Jack Beal Artist Sondra Freckleton Artist Walter Hamady Bookmaker Opening May 7 3 5 PM Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 wordthur stny rr com www brighthillpress org MAY 11 7 PM WORD THURSDAYS READINGS Peter Fortunato Poet Liz Arnold Writer Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 wordthur stny rr com www brighthillpress org MAY 17 OPENING DAY Hanford Mills Museum 51 County Highway 12 East Meredith www hanfordmills org MAY18 5 30 PM POETRY WORKSHOP Join fellow poets get feedback on your poetry in an open non judgmental atmosphere 607 652 5001 Stamford Village Library 117 Main St Stamford NY 12167 MAY 25 7 PM WORD THURSDAYS READINGS Alexander Cigale Poet Michael Jennings Poet Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 wordthur stny rr com www brighthillpress org MAY 27 June 17 July 22 Aug 22 Free Family Saturdays Come enjoy a field trip for families with special hands on activities for kids Take a kid focused guided tour of the Mill s historic water powered sawmill gristmill and woodworking shop and see how water powers the mill and its century old machines Hanford Mills Museum 51 County Highway 12 East Meredith www hanfordmills org Hanford Mills Museum Co Rt 10 12 East Meredith 800 295 4992 www hanfordmills org JUNE 4 3 5 PM THE WORD IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT Bruce Goddard Artist Edmond Rinnooy Kan Artist Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 wordthur stny rr com www brighthillpress org JUNE 8 7 PM WORD THURSDAYS READINGS M j iuppa Poet Writer Laura Orem Poet Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 wordthur stny rr com www brighthillpress org JUNE 22 7 PM WORD THURSDAYS READINGS Joanne Clarkson Poet Writer Djelloul Markbrook Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 wordthur stny rr com www brighthillpress org JUNE 22 6 340PM INVASIVE SPECIES EARLY DETECTION with Crisp Catskill Center 43355 Rte 28 Arkville NY www CatskillCenter org events JUNE 26 30 BHLC LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS Ages 6 14 Bugs Workshop Leader Bertha Rogers Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 wordthur stny rr com www brighthillpress org JULY 1 2 10 AM 5 PM THE WORD IMAGE GALLERY EXHIBIT STAGECOACH RUN Treadwell NY July 1 29 Silent Fund raiser Art Auction July 29 Closing Exhibit Bidding Party Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 wordthur stny rr com www brighthillpress org The Tinderbox 1130 Main St Fleischmanns NY 845 254 5999 July 1 6pm Twilight on the Rails Music Train featuring The Blues Maneuver performing swingin blues and classic R B with a mighty horn section Delaware Ulster Railroad Arkville 800 225 4132 www DURR org July 4 10am Celebrate the Fourth at Hanford Mills Museum s annual Independence Day Celebration The event features oldfashioned fun with two frog jumping contests a fishing derby on the Mill Pond tug o war and sack races Visitors also can tour the historic Mill and woodworking shop and see water and steam power demonstrations featuring the 1926 Fitz Overshot waterwheel the steam boiler and steam engines Hanford Mills Museum 51 County Highway 12 East Meredith www hanfordmills org July 8 Light Hearted Train Robbery with the bandits sticking up the 11am and 2pm trains Delaware Ulster Railroad Arkville 800 225 4132 www DURR org JULY 13 7 PM WORD THURSDAYS READINGS Joe Elliot Poet Dorothy Friedman Poet Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 or wordthur stny rr com www brighthillpress org JULY 15 9 AM NOON HISTORY DAY Debbie Tuthill Treadwell Historian Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 or wordthur stny rr com website www brighthillpress org JULY 15 4 9PM SPILLIAN FEST 2017 This year celebrating the release of Dylan s CD rich array of original blues and rock and roll from Dylan and his band and a Catskills style cookout with superb local treats from the grill Southern born and Northern bred eighteen year old Guitar Slinger Dylan Doyle embodies the best of both old and new music worlds Steeped in the authentic sounds of blues and Americana with influences as broad as the Mississippi river from Robert Johnson to John Lee Hooker from Buddy Guy to Bob Dylan The Band Bill Withers and Jimi Hendrix Dylan s unique musical interpretation lies somewhere in the intersection of delta Blues Rock with just a taste of Funk that is uniquely his own Spillian 50 Fleischmanns Heights Road Fleischmanns NY 12430 800 811 3351 www spillian com JULY 15 8 P M KENNETH RENSHAW Violin YANG BAO Piano will open Honest Brook Music Festival s 29th summer season with a program of works by Mozart Bach Faur De Falla and Schumann For more info about Renshaw kennethrenshawviolin com Honest Brook Music Festival 1885 Honest Brook Rd Delhi http hbmf org
HICKMAN. Using the wooden flute and other instruments from various cultures, Linda will explore the connection between mus...
JULY 17 21 9 AM 2 30 PM BHLC LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS Ages 14 18 Writing Building 3 d Poems with 3 d Printer For Hs Students Workshop Leaders Bertha Rogers Cain Rodriguez Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 8295055 wordthur stny rr com www brighthillpress org JULY 22 8 P M THE LYSANDER PIANO TRIO includes Itamar Zorman violin Liza Stepanova piano and Michael Katz cello The trio has recorded music by Ravel Haydn Schubert Joaquin Turina and Moshe Zorman Their programs include a mix of contemporary and well loved masterworks as well as commissioned works Their website lysandertrio com Honest Brook Music Festival 1885 Honest Brook Rd Delhi NY 13753 http hbmf org JULY 23 28 YOUR HERO S JOURNEY REDUX MYTHOLOGICAL TOOLBOX 2017 PLAYSHOP WORKSHOP beginning Sunday 7 PM Friday after lunch Together we will recall our dreams rekindle visions and discover the myths we are living by through drawing dance story making song masks medicine bags silliness and deep imagining of our own hero s journeys The Mythological ToolBox uses the deep wisdom of myth to poke a proverbial finger in the mix that is the way you look at yourself goals and life you want to dream into being Please bring comfortable clothes and shoes Morning yoga or meditation class on the porch or in the meadow Call 800 811 3351 for more information Tickets available online Spillian 50 Fleischmanns Heights Road Fleischmanns NY 12430 800 811 3351 www spillian com JULY 24 28 9 AM 2 30 PM BHLC LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS Ages 6 14 The Talking Trees Workshop Leader Bertha Rogers Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 wordthur stny rr com www brighthillpress org JULY 27 WORD THURSDAYS READINGS Jaime Wriston Colbert Writer Margaret Ryan Poet Bright Hill Press Literary Center Treadwell 607 829 5055 wordthur stny rr com www brighthillpress org museums and other attractions Covered Bridges are reminders of life in the 19th century Rte 10 Delhi Rte 10 Hamden Rte 206 Downsville Catskill Center for Conservation and Development Inc Arkville 845 586 2611 catskill community players Hobart 607 652 7514 Colchester Historical Society Downsville 607 363 2212 community chorale of the catskills Roxbury 607 326 4692 delaware county historical society Delhi 607 746 3849 Delaware Ulster Rail Ride Arkville 800 225 4132 delhi art group Walton 607 829 8787 deposit community theatre Deposit 607 467 2269 deposit historical society Deposit 607 467 4422 erpf cultural institute Arkville 845 586 2611 franklin stock company Franklin 607 829 3700 hanford mills museum East Meredith 607 278 5744 Hancock Library and Historical Museum 607 637 2519 honest brook music festival Delhi 607 746 3770 hunting tavern Andes 845 676 3238 John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site Rte 30 Roxbury little victory players Downsville 607 363 2819 Meredith Historical Society www meredithhistory org 607 746 8083 OPEN EYE THEATRE Margaretville 845 586 1660 Maple Shade Farm 2066 County Highway 18 Delhi NY 607 746 8866 mapleshadefarmny com mt utsayantha regional arts Stamford 607 652 7927 Round Barn Historic Site Rt 30 Halcottsville roxbury arts group Roxbury 607 326 7908 State University of Technology at Delhi Delhi 607 746 4540 the open eye theatre Roxbury 607 326 4986 tri town theatre 607 639 8200 walton little theatre Walton 607 865 5274 west kortright centre West Kortright 607 278 5454 WOODCHUCK LODGE Burroughs Memorial Road Roxbury roxburyny com word thursday New bright hill center Treadwell 607 746 7306 For more information on events contact Greene County Visitor Center Department 700 Rte 23B Leeds NY 12451 or call 518 943 3223 or 1 800 355 2287 www greatnortherncatskills com April 8 May 13 5pm 2ND SATURDAY STROLL Shops galleries and restaurants host special events and entertainment on second Saturday of month Sponsored by HOCA 518 943 0989 Main St Catskill April 15 May 20 6pm SATURDAY STUDIOS Network look at art have good convesation Mingle with an artist or friend listen to discussion and expand your collection of art Many galleries shops and restaurants open Main Street Galleries Catskill 518 943 0380 APRIL 1 29TH ANNUAL BEAUX ARTS BALL We honor Ritamary Montano Vining art teacher extraordinaire and department Director at the Hunter Tannersville MS HS for 25 years Bob Hoven of Robert Hoven Inc an internationally acclaimed interior designer who has generously donated his expertise in our County seat as Chair of the Friends of Beattie Powers Galen Joseph Hunter Executive Director of Wave Farm Questions contact Kay Stamer Executive Director of the Greene County Council on the Arts 518 943 3400 or email gcca greenearts org 398 Main Street P O Box 463 Catskill www greenearts org APRIL 2 3PM CONCERTS IN THE VILLAGE concludes its seventh season with HAYDN AND CHERUBINI 18TH C ELEGANCE MEETS 19TH C DRAMA Performed by the Broad Street Chorale Broad Street Orchestra and soloists Fee Reception to follow For info and seating visit www concertsinthevillage org The Kinderhook Reformed Church 21 Broad Street Kinderhook APRIL 2 4PM FROM BAROQUE TO RAGTIME MeadowSuite in concert Caitlin Ippolito flute Nancy Trembacz clarinet Erik Metsger tuba A free will offering will be collected St Luke s Church 50 Williams St Catskill THRU APRIL 2 EXHIBIT A NEW YORK VIEW COUNTRY LANDSCAPES by Robert Schneider is an exhibition directly from the Fenimore Art Museum of Cooperstown NY Michelle Murdock Curator Windham Fine Arts Gallery on Main 5380 Main Street Windham Gallery hours Friday Saturday 12 7 pm Sunday 12 4 pm www windhamfinearts com or 518 734 6850
JULY 17 - 21  9 AM - 2 30 PM  BHLC LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS Ages 14-18. Writing   Building 3-d Poems with 3-d Printer. ...
APRIL 7 MAY 31 EXHIBIT FROM A HOUSE ON A HILL Oil paintings by Juliet Teng Reception April 7 5 7 p m Chatham Bookstore 27 Main Street Chatham Call 518 392 3005 https chathambookstore com APRIL 8 MUSIC MY FAVORITE SINGS Tom Andersen s Cabaret Series Bridge Street Theatre 44 Bridge Street Catskill www bridgestreet org APRIL 8 7 30 P M PERFORMANCE SWAN LAKE Russian National Ballet Theatre Fee Orpheum Film Performing Arts Center Tannersville www catskillmtn org for more information APRIL 8 15 11 AM TROOPER BRINKERHOFF MEMORIAL BICYCLE RACE SERIES Separate field for first time bicycle racers Competitors travel south on Johnny Cake Lane and Adams Road to 385 south on 385 to Union Street west on Union Street to Farm to Market Road and returning north on Farm to Market Road Four separate groups will complete between two and five laps of course over three hour duration The main groups will be accompanied by pace and follow vehicles although some competitors may be ahead or behind these groups For further race information contact Thomas Butler 518 857 0502 or visit our website at www cbrc cc for further details Coxsackie Athens High School 24 Sunset Boulevard Coxsackie 518 857 0502 APRIL 9 2PM A PAINTER S PARADISE THOMAS COLE AND HIS TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE IN FLORENCE 1831 2 John F McGuigan Jr Although Cole s fame as a largely self taught American artist was launched in 1825 it was his tutelage in Florence in 1831 2 with two of the most eminent artists then working in Tuscany Giuseppe Bezzuoli who became his drawing master and Pietro Benvenuti president of the Accademia delle Belle Arti and the seminal influence of Scottish landscape painter George Augustus Wallis that heralded Cole s shift from being a gifted artist to his emergence as a great one Join independent scholar John McGuigan as he explores the critical twelve months Winter Tours 1 00 3 30pm Thomas Cole National Historic Site 218 Spring Street Catskill 518 943 7465 jgreim thomascole org www thomascole org APRIL 9 TALK ARTALKS Art as Intersection Geographies Time and Medium Guided Panel Discussion and Special Exhibits FREE Reception to follow each event Art School of Columbia County 1198 Route 21C Ghent www artschoolofcolumbiacounty org APRIL 9 2 P M CONCERT BARD AT BEATTIE Admission FREE Beattie Powers Place Prospect Ave Bridge Street Catskill NY beattiepowersplace blogspot com APRIL 15 5PM CONCERT BLUEGRASS AT BEATTIE C B Smith The Lucky Devils Fee Beattie Powers Place Prospect Ave Bridge Street Catskill NY beattiepowersplace blogspot com APRIL 15 9AM HIKE Overlook Mountain Led by Bob Gildersleeve and Robert Grubsmith Trails around Hotel featured outlooks and romantic locations such as Turtle Rock Lover s Cave and the Duke s Profile Return around 4 pm Bring lunch water and appropriate hiking shoes Register by calling MTHS 518 589 6657 or email mthsdirector mths org The Overlook Mountain House Woodstock APRIL 20 30 THEATER THE OFFICIAL ADVENTURES OF KIERON AND JADE Written by Kieron Barry Thursdays Saturdays 7 30 pm Sundays 2 00 pm Special Pay What You Can performances April 20 23 Bridge Street Theatre 44 Bridge Street Catskill www bridgestreet org APRIL 22 MAY 7 EXHIBIT 2ND ANNUAL MEMBERS ART SHOW Opening Reception April 22 4 6 pm Back by popular demand this gallery show will feature works in all media by more than thirty accomplished artists Gallery hours Saturdays and Sundays 1 5 pm Spencertown Academy Art Center 790 Route 203 Spencertown 518 392 3693 https spencertownacademy org APRIL 22 MAY 27 EXHIBIT OFF THE WALL From Junk to Art Guest Curated by sculptor Willie Cole Opening Reception April 22 5 7 pm Free Greene County Council on the Arts 398 Main Street Catskill www grenearts org or 518 943 3400 APRIL 22 7 30 PM READING UP FROM STARDOM by Lawrence DuKore Staged Reading presented by HRC Showcase Theatre Reception and talkback with actors playwright and director follows First Reformed Church 52 Green Street in Hudson For additional information call Sandra Gill at 518 851 2061 APRIL 22 2 PM LECTURE LOST CATSKILL Presented by Ted Hilscher FREE Beattie Powers Place Prospect Ave Bridge Street Catskill beattiepowersplace blogspot com APRIL 22 EVENT THE PROPRIETORS BALL Hudson Opera House celebrates the Grand Reopening of its newly restored historic upstairs theater Co chaired by Jean Hamilton and Richard McCarthy Hudson Opera House 327 Warren Street Hudson www hudsonoperahouse org 518 822 1438 APRIL 23 TALK ARTALKS Art as Intersection Geographies Time and Medium Guided Panel Discussion and Special Exhibits FREE Reception to follow each event Art School of Columbia County 1198 Route 21C Ghent www artschoolofcolumbiacounty org APRIL 28 29 30 THEATER CHRISTMAS IN APRIL WITH THORNTON WILDER Kaaterskill Actors Theater and Petite Productions Dance Academy The man who wrote the American classic Our Town brings you two fantastic funny and fascinating one act plays The Long Christmas Dinner carries one family through 90 years and four generations of Yuletide celebrations all in the space of a single meal Pullman Car Hiawatha transports its comical passengers to Chicago by way of Ohio time space and the Milky Way April 28 and 29 at 7PM and April 30 at 2PM Fee Doctorow Center for the Arts Hunter www wilderapril com APRIL 29 7PM CONCERT ONE WORLD MUSIC SERIES Musicians Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius Heard Fee Athens Cultural Center 24 Second Street Athens www athensculturalcenter org APRIL 29 5PM CONCERT THE NEAVE TRIO Fee BeattiePowers Place Prospect Ave Bridge Street Catskill beattiepowersplace blogspot com APRIL 29 7PM CONCERT MALCOLM CECIL S 80TH BIRTHDAY BASH Featuring Malcolm Cecil and friends Arts Center Theater at Columbia Greene Community College Fee Tickets at Greenport campus Greene County Council on the Arts in Catskill or 518 828 4181 extension 0 Columbia Greene Community College 4400 Route 23 Hudson www sunycgcc edu APRIL 29 9AM HIKE Saugerties Lighthouse and Walkway over the Hudson View the river and give nice view of the Catskill Mountains Lighthouse and drive south to The Walkway over the Hudson for another Hudson River view Easy with little or no climb and the opportunity to walk at own pace Meet at the Thruway parking area across from the Southbound Thruway entrance on Route 32 Exit 20 Saugerties Woodstock Register by calling MTHS at 518 589 6657 or mthsdirector mths org APRIL 29 30 TAP New York features hundreds of beers from over 120 breweries throughout NYS Prizes awarded for Best Craft Brewery in New York State as well as Best Craft Brewery in Hudson Valley Sample food pairings that make the beer taste better et early admission VIP parking and your own selection of special craft beers and more Hunter Mountain Rte 23A Hunter www huntermtn com APRIL 30 2PM CONCERT FOUR MUSICIANS SEVEN HANDS BKO Bend the Knotted Oak Chamber Music fee Spencertown Academy Rte 203 Spencertown https spencertownacademy org APRIL 30 10AM EVENT WGXC RECORD MEDIA FAIR SPRING 2017 features eclectic vinyl CDs cassette tapes DVDs plus books musical instruments and radio related ephemera The fair overlaps Basilica Hudson s annual 24 Hour Drone Experiments in Sound and Music Early Bird and regular admission Basilica Hudson Back Gallery 110 S Front Street Hudson www basilicahudson org THRU APRIL 30 EXHIBIT ENDURING SPIRIT Pastel Artist Susan M Story Agroforestry Resource Center Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia Greene Counties 6055 Route 23 Acra 518 622 9820
APRIL 7-MAY 31  EXHIBIT. FROM A HOUSE ON A HILL. Oil paintings by Juliet Teng. Reception April 7, 5  -7 p.m. Chatham Books...
APRIL 30 OCTOBER 29 EXHIBIT SANFORD R GIFFORD IN THE CATSKILLS American landscape painter and one of the leading members of the Hudson River School Gifford credited Cole s works with stimulating his interest in landscape painting Tuesday Sunday 10am to 5pm Thomas Cole National Historic Site 218 Spring Street Catskill NY Visit www thomascole org for info MAY 2 2PM OPENING LECTURE TALK WITH DR KEVIN J AVERY CURATOR OF SANFORD R GIFFORD IN THE CATSKILLS Tuesday Sunday 10 am to 5pm Temple Israel of Catskill 218 Spring Street Catskill NY Visit www thomascole org for info MAY 6 5PM CONCERT DAN TEPFER JAZZ PIANIST Fee Beattie Powers Place Prospect Ave Bridge Street Catskill NY beattiepowersplace blogspot com THRU MAY 14 EXHIBIT KALEIDOSCOPE featuring work by Marko Shuhan Maya Farber Glenn Abel and Shelley Parriott Fri Sat 12 7pm Sun 12 4 Windham Fine Arts Gallery on Main 5380 Main Street Windham www windhamfinearts com or 518 734 6850 MAY 20 7 30PM READING FRANZI IN LOVE by James Rosenfield Staged Reading presented by HRC Showcase Theatre A reception and talkback with the actors playwright and director follows First Reformed Church 52 Green Street in Hudson NY 518 851 2061 MAY 20 7PM CONCERT ONE WORLD MUSIC SERIES Maria Zemantauski Flamenco Classical Guitarist and Brian Melick Percussion Fee Athens Cultural Center 24 Second Street Athens www athensculturalcenter org MAY 20 EXHIBIT STUDENT FACULTY ART SHOW SEED SALE SILENT ACTION FREE Art School of Columbia County Old Schoolhouse 1198 Route 21C Harlemville www artschoolofcolumbiacounty org or 518 672 7140 MAY 22 JUNE 18 EXHIBIT ART FROM FARM TO TABLE Opening Reception May 22 4 6 pm Theme include interpretations of landscapes buildings farm life flowers vegetables insects and animals all subjects found in an agricultural environment which might or might not end up on a table Gallery Hours Saturdays and Sundays 1 5 pm Spencertown Academy Art Center 790 Route 203 Spencertown 518 392 3693 https spencertownacademy org MAY 28 EAST DURHAM IRISH FESTIVAL Irish musicians and dancers from near and far perform Guided tours of Authentic Donegal Irish Cottage and World s Largest Map of Ireland Enjoy cup tea and homemade soda bread Bring instruments and singing voices and join in open music sessions Michael J Quill Irish Cultural Sports Centre 2267 Rt 145 East Durham www mjqirishcentre com JUNE 9 11 TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL Jason Aldean to Headline the 2017 5th Annual Taste of Country Music Festival Hunter Mountain Rte 23A Hunter NY http tasteofcountryfestival com JUNE 16 18 13TH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN JAM Don t miss the leading rock and camping festival in the Northeast Hunter Mountain Rte 23A Hunter www huntermtn com JULY 1 ARTFEST at CHRISTMAN S WINDHAM HOUSE Windham 201 924 4827 www windhamartsalliance org JULY 9 15 ANNUAL CATSKILLS IRISH ARTS WEEK A week long immersion featuring world class traditional Irish artists Workshops lectures ceilthes sessions around village Evening concerts and finale festival on Saturday July 15th called the East Durham Trad Fest Michael J Quill Irish Cultural Sports Centre 2265 Rte 145 East Durham 518 634 2286 www catskillsirishartsweek com JULY 13 16 GREY FOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL A Who s Who of Bluegrass in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County Walsh Farm 1 Poultney Rd Oak Hill 888 946 8495 THRU SEPTEMBER 9 EXHIBIT CATSKILL MOUNTAINS Paintings drawings photographs collages framed art and small sculpture depicting the Catskill Mountains Frisbee Agency Gallery 384B Main Street Catskill museums and other attractions ART GALLERY AT THE ATHENS CULTURAL CENTER Main Street Athens www athensculturalcenter org Bear Creek Landing Family Sport Complex Hunter 518 263 3839 Bronck house Museum Coxsackie 518 731 6490 Catskill Mountain Foundation Hunter 518 263 4908 Durham Center Museum Route 145 East Durham 518 239 8461 Greene Council on the Arts P O B 463 398 Main St Catskill 518 943 3400 www greenearts org Mountain Top historical society Rt 23A Haines Falls Horton By the Stream Elka Park 518 589 5383 Hudson Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society Athens 518 828 5294 HUNTER FOUNDATION ASTER HOUSE Tannersville 518 589 9500 IRISH CULTURAL CENTER East Durham 518 634 2286 Mahayana Buddhist Temple South Cairo 518 622 3619 RIVERSIDE FARMER S ARTISAN S MARKET At historic Catskill Point Sunday thru October 29 9 30 1 30 PM 518 943 3400 The Mountain Top Arboretum Tannersville 518 589 3093 Thomas Cole House Catskill NY 518 943 7465 Ukrainian Church Rte 23A Hunter 518 734 5330 Vedder Memorial Research Library at the Bronck House Coxsackie NY 518 731 1033 Zadock Pratt Museum Pratt Rock Prattsville 518 299 3395 ZOOM FLUME Shady Glen Rd Durham 518 239 4559 www zoomflume com Otsego County Tourism 242 Main Street Oneonta NY www thisiscooperstown com April 6 May 4 7 30pm THE MERRYMAKERS LIVE FOLK MUSIC Merrymakers perform Appalachain Irish and Israeli Folk music Free tea and sweet treats Bring instrument if you like Free to join Yellow Deli 134 Main St Oneonta 607 431 1155 April 7 May 5 8pm CONTRADANCE BY OTSEGO DANCE SOCIETY Traditional New England dance form tha is easy to learn All ages welcome no experience since all dances are taught Presbyterian Church 25 Church St Cooperstown 607 95 8232 April 8 9 15 16 1PM EASTER BUNNY RIDE The Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society LRHS and the Cooperstown Charlotte Valley Railroad will be offering fun filled train rides with the Easter Bunny and friends The Easter Bunny and friends will be on the train entertaining
APRIL 30-OCTOBER 29  EXHIBIT  SANFORD R. GIFFORD IN THE CATSKILLS. American landscape painter and one of the leading membe...
passengers and complementary snacks and refreshments will be available on board for all to enjoy with additional snacks available for sale At the Railroad s beautifully decorated O Neill Station we will disembark passengers for an Easter Egg Hunt before returning to Milford On the return trip to Milford we will host our Easter Egg Roll Game in our Open Air Car with all children participating receiving a treat And throughout the ride there will be plenty of opportunities for photographs with the Easter Bunny and his friends Fun for the entire family Trains will be heated if the weather warrants it but passengers are advised to dress warmly depending on conditions Seating is limited and reservations and prepayment required for more information or reservations call 607 432 2429 LRHS Milford Depot 136 East Main Street Milford www lrhs com APRIL 15 10am Easter Egg Hunt Your kids will find dozens of eggs on the grounds of Hyde Hall Prizes raffles and a visit by the Easter Bunny Free and open to the public Sponsored by Leatherstocking Region Federal Credit Union Hyde Hall 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd Cooperstown www hydehall org APRIL 21 7pm Todd Williams Quartet Saxophonist clarinetist and composer arranger Now on the faculty at Indiana University he has recorded extensively with Wynton Marsalis as well as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Grammy award winning Christian McBride Big Band He is a four time recipient of ASCAP s Plus Award for Composers Foothills PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 24 Market Street Oneonta www foothillspac org APRIL 22 10am The Cider Run 5K 10K Race Celebrate Earth Day and support the Susquehanna Animal Shelter This fifth annual 10k 50k run 3k walk fun race is open to adults and children with special give aways plus a glass of Fly Creek s Hard Cider upon completion Registration is required Visit the Mill s website event section for registration iformation Fly Creek Cider Mill 288 Goose Street Fly Creek www flycreekcidermill com APRIL 22 1 30pm Prom Fashion Show Transitions Boutique The Oneonta Elks Lodge Destination Oneonta and CpB Promotions bring you the first Prom Fashion Show that gives back to our community Oneonta Elks Club 84 Chestnut Street Oneonta APRIL 22 9am Community Baby Shower The Building Healthy Families program of Opportunities for Otsego hosting fifth annual Community Baby Shower Intended for pregnant women expecting fathers new parents and caregivers of young children Meet with early childhood professionals community service organizations vendors and gain valuable information about pregnancy birth breastfeeding fatherhood babies and beyond FREE infant CPR mini classes health and safety presentations provided by medical practices and child development specialists FoxCare Center 1 Foxcare Drive Oneonta APRIL 22 12 55pm EUGENE ONEGIN JULIETTE will be shown Tickets at door or 607 431 2080 Foothills Performing Arts Civic Center Production Center 24 Market St Oneonta www foothillspac org APRIL 28 12 Workers Memorial Day Tree Planting Around the world organized labor observes every April 28 as Workers Memorial Day honoring the memory of the workers who were killed on the job since the previous observance Each year our Region Safety Health Committee observes this day by planting a living memorial tree in one of our 20 counties Neahwa Park Oneonta APRIL 29 11am Love the Live You Live Women s Wellness Conference Dedicated to our diversity our strength our struggles and our voice Free and Registration not required If you are interested in being a vendor or breakout session speaker contact Noel Feik Foothills Performing Arts Center 24 Market St Oneonta www foothillspac org APRIL 29 7 30pm The Hans and Edith Wilk Memorial Concert will feature the combined voices of the Hartwick College Chorus and SUNY Oneonta Concert Choir performing Mozart s Symphony No 35 Haffer and Requiem Alumni Field House SUNY Oneonta Oneonta APRIL 28 29 10am SHIFT NY Holistic Spiritual Arts Fair Come re charge your body mind and soul The acronym S H I F T stands for Spiritual Holistic Integrative Festive Transformation People are SHIFTing their awareness toward natural health and more meaningful spiritual lives This Fair is offering them some of the best complementary health practitioners and Spiritual Intuitive Teachers from the Northeast to guide them This year Featuring Rev Dr Janice Dreshman a registered Medium from Lily Dale NY Additional Classes from Janice Friday April 28 7 10 pm Awaiting Title Saturday 7pm Medium s Message Gallery Janice gives inspirational psychic messages from Spirit to audience There will be unique metaphysical spiritual gifts and crafts alternative and complementary solutions for pain management intuitive development stress relief Fee Information www shiftnewyork com Oneonta Holiday Inn 5206 State Highway 58 Oneonta NY MAY 6 10am Mother Daughter Tea Party Mothers daughters grandmothers granddaughters aunts nieces that special girl in your life Put on your best dress and don t be late for this important date Savor a cup of morning tea enjoyed with delightful treats and finger sandwiches memorable activities and dancing Quality time with the special ladies in your life Foothills Performing Arts Center 24 Market St Oneonta www foothillspac org MAY 13 1pm Celebrate Mom Garden Party Give Mom first looks at the new Dining Room marbleized walls and treat her to tea and sweets in the Drawing Room of our 200 year old English style country mansion See the magnificent Hyde Hall silver and other artifacts from our Collections Dance around the Maypole and enjoy live music Free and open to the public Hyde Hall 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd Cooperstown www hydehall org MAY 13 12 30pm Metropolitan Opera in HD Presentation of Der Rosenkavalier in HD Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime Foothills Performing Arts Center 24 Market St Oneonta www foothillspac org MAY 13 NOV 5 Dippity Do Da Days Taste of Fly Creek Series Experience the full flavor of Fly Creek Cider Mill specialty dip mixes in this focused tasting These very popular mixes range from sweet to savory and are easy to prepare and enjoy Samples recipes and promotions will be available from 10 00 until 4 00 Weekends Fly Creek Cider Mill 288 Goose Street Fly Creek www flycreekcidermill com MAY 13 12 30pm DER ROSENKAVALIER JULIETTE will be shown Tickets at door or 607 431 2080 Foothills Performing Arts Civic Center Production Center 24 Market St Oneonta www foothillspac org MAY 20 Splash Path 5k and Fun Walk is a family fun event This celebratory and inclusive color run walk festival raises funds for community wellness and inclusion a remarkable open access community for people with intellectual disabilities For information visit the web at pathfindervillage org get involved splash path follow the Pathfinder Village Facebook page or register online at splashpath racewire com Early Registration fees Event schedule Registration 9 a m ZUMBA Warm Up 9 30 a m Splash Path Color Burst 10 a m Post Walk Festival through 2 p m Pathfinder Village 3 Chenango Road Edmeston May 13 October 7 7PM BLUES EXPRESS Every Saturday night featuring some of the best bands in upstate N Y Riders can enjoy food and drink Full cash bar with beer and wines Passengers must be 21 with valid I D to ride Reservations encouraged for large groups Reservations 607 353 8030 cooperstownbluesexpress gmail com LRHS Milford Depot 136 East Main Street Milford www lrhs com MAY 20 21 Spring Fling Street Fair Vendors of food drink and arts and crafts area businesses and local community groups The street fair noon to 5 p m Merchants artists farmers craftspeople and nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in this community building event Live music and a silent auction Interested in vending at the event Please contact Vicki Gates at jvgates1982 gmail com Main Street Cooperstown MAY 22 6 30pm Stressbusters Self Care Topic Grounding Techniques Are you looking for better ways to handle the stress in your life 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to reduce stress and enhance your peace of mind We meet in the 3rd Floor Community Room Handicap accessible FREE and open to the public Huntington Memorial Library 62 Chestnut St Oneonta MAY 26 4pm Hall of Fame Classic Weekend Cooperstown Classic Clinic The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will salute the start of the 2017 summer season with this Cooperstown tradition Hall of Fame Classic Weekend The Clinic for children 7 12 years of age gives youth participants a chance to receive hands on training from several former major leaguers at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown This event is free but participants need to be pre registered You can register youth participants by contacting the Membership Department 607 547 0397 Doubleday Field 1 Doubleday Court Cooperstown MAY 26 7am Cooperstown Golf Classic Golf enthusiasts interested in supporting the Hall of Fame s mission and outreach programs can enjoy the Cooperstown Golf Classic featuring the six Hall of Fame members with a limited number of spots available for golfers For more information on supporting the Hall of Fame golf outing call 607 547 0310 Play in an 18 hole scramble and create the memories of a lifetime golfing on one of America s most historic courses with a Hall of Famer serving as your Team Captain Enjoy a continental breakfast awards luncheon and an autograph session Leatherstocking Golf Course 60 Lake Street Cooperstown MAY 26 5pm An Evening with Cake As they approach their twentieth anniversary CAKE s adherence to their original guiding principles has only grown stronger Formed during the nineties as a somewhat antagonistic answer to grunge CAKE s democratic processes defiant self reliance and lucid yet ever inventive music has made them a nationstate unto themselves with no obvious peers belonging to no school In addition to writing arranging producing and performing their own music they have taught themselves to engineer their recording projects in their own solar powered studio which actually generates more power than is needed to run it causing the building s electrical meter to run in reverse CAKE s most recent album Showroom of Compassion debuted at 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and was touted as deadpan brilliance by the New Yorker The band is currently in the recording studio working on their ninth album due for release in 2017 Brewery Ommegang 656 County Highway 33 Cooperstown www ommegang com MAY 27 9 30am THE SIMPSONS Homer at the Bat Roundtable Discussion Boggs and Smith who were portrayed in the unforgettable episode that featured Homer Simpson winning the championship softball game for the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant with a walk off hit by pitch will be featured in a roundtable discussion The Home Run Derby will follow at noon at Doubleday Field as a lead in to the ninth annual Hall of Fame Classic THE SIMPSONS will also be honored as part of the pregame ceremonies prior to the Hall of Fame Classic National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 25 Main Street Cooperstown MAY 27 BASEBALL HALL OF FAME Game First Pitch 1pm Doubleday Field 1 Doubleday Court Cooperstown MAY 27 28 10am Heritage Plant Sale Three varieties of tomatoes Cucumbers Long Island cheese pumpkins the best for pumpkin pie Purchase plants and cuttings from the museum s Botanical Specimen Garden Many of the plants on sale were propagated from hardy well established rootstock by Patrick MacGregor supervisor of Thrall s Pharmacy at the museum Heritage plants are more characteristic and make an excellent addition to any gardener s landscape Plant varieties on sale include Sweet cicely Valerian Blue false indigo Trillium Rose bushes The Farmers Museum 5775 State Highway 80 Cooperstown MAY 28 5pm Old Crow Medicine Show got its start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit Brewery Ommegang 656 County Highway 33 Cooperstown www ommegang com JUNE 2 5pm The Avett Brothers If you put your ear to the street you can hear the rumble of the world in motion people going to and from work to school to the grocery store You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms their conversation their complaints and if you re lucky their laughter The songs are honest just chords with real voices singing real melodies Brewery Ommegang 656 County Highway 33 Cooperstown www ommegang com June 3 September 10 12 30pm Box and Cox Trunk Show The Farmers Museum stages a trunk show featuring the popular comedy Box and Cox written in England by John Maddison Morton in the 1847 The New York Times called it the best farce of the nineteenth century The play features some of the best performers in the region and is free to museum members Saturdays and Sundays on the Tavern Green The Farmers Museum 5775 State Highway 80 Cooperstown www farmersmuseum org JUNE 3 SEPT 9 Women s Rights Movement Vignettes Every weekend this summer throughout our historic village actors present short plays and vignettes and historical events characters and folklore Attend Reverend Bush s speech on women s place in society and learn more about what it meant to be female in the 1800 s you ll find not everyone agrees with the Reverend Finally attend Carrie Filkins rally for women s rights join her in calling for equality and liberty Reverend Bush s Address 2 00 pm in the Cornwallville Church The Women s Voice 2 30 pm on the Tavern Green The Farmers Museum 5775 State Highway 80 Cooperstown www farmersmuseum org JUNE 9 5pm An Evening with Ween Formed by Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo Jr in New Hope PA Ween has taken on a cult like status with legions of devoted fans around the world Ween consists of Gene and Dean Ween alongside longtime band members Claude Coleman Jr drums Dave Dreiwitz bass and Glenn McClelland keyboards Brewery Ommegang 656 County Highway 33 Cooperstown www ommegang com JUNE10 Friendship Craft Festival Brooks House of BBQ will be serving huge bake sale For more information visit www rschurchofchristuniting com or call 315 858 9451 Spring Park State Highway 20 Church Street Richfield Springs JUNE 16 18 9am Stihl Timbersports Professional Northeast Qualifier Celebrates the tools and techniques not used commercially since the invention of the chainsaw in 1930 June 17and 18 a premier lumberjack competition at Alden Field behind the Cherry Valley Community Center This event will consist of three separate components Over 50 of the top athletes from the country will compete in 7 championship events featuring a qualification round heats and finals The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series is the world s premier lumberjack sports event and the 2017 Northeast US Qualifier one of five qualifiers in the nation will be hosted by the Cherry Valley Outdoor Games Also the inaugural STIHL Timbersports Women s Division will be held on its entirety at the Cherry Valley Outdoor Games The best American Lumberjills will complete in three rounds of competition and crown the first ever STIHL Timbersports Womens Champion Cherry Valley Community Center 2 Genesee Street Cherry Valley JUNE 17 10am Cooperstown 5k Color Run Walk Start and finish at Cooperstown Jr Sr High School and take participants through the scenic village streets of Cooperstown The Cooperstown Central School Leadership Training for Athletes program is hosting this event as a fundraiser for the American Heart Association There will be 4 color splash stations as you complete the 5K course Cooperstown High School 39 Linden Avenue Cooperstown JUNE 17 5pm The Shins are a multiple GRAMMY nominated American band formed by James Mercer in Albuquerque NM in 1996 After a few years of self financed singles demos and van tours the band was signed by Sub Pop Records who subsequently released its first three full length records Brewery Ommegang 656 County Highway 33 Cooperstown www ommegang com JUNE 24 25 Step Back in Time Weekend Nature s Prescription Printing Advertisements for an 1840s Anatomical Lecture Middlefield Printing Office Forging Lab Equipment Field Blacksmith Shop Make Herbal Sachets Hands on Bump Tavern Green An Account of the Burke and Hare Murders Bump Tavern Herbal Seeded Scented Paper Making Morey Barn Herb Grinding Bump Tavern Porch Dr Thrall s Food Essences and Cosmetics for sale Todd s General Store Making Band Boxes More House Historic Toys and Games Filer s Corners Schoolhouse
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Broom Making Westcott Shop The Farmers Museum 5775 State Highway 80 Cooperstown www farmersmuseum org JUNE 24 1PM Ice Cream Social Train What could make a beautiful ride through the Upper Susquehanna River Valley even better ICE CREAM Sponsored by Cooperstown Stewarts LRHS Milford Depot 136 East Main Street Milford www lrhs com JUNE 26 6 30pm Stressbusters Self Care Topic Step Into Your Personal Power Are you looking for better ways to handle the stress in your life Bonni Canavan and Jackie Maddenl offer simple tips and tricks to reduce stress and enhance your peace of mind We meet in the 3rd Floor Community Room Handicap accessible FREE and open to the public Huntington Memorial Library 62 Chestnut St Oneonta JULY 1 11am English Country Fair Enjoy traditional English games for young and old such as Coconut Shy and Aunt Sally eat delicious country cooking play Hoopla Skittles and Quoits compete for best bonnet be part of a dog show and competition A fun day for the whole family with music food animals races shows and tugs of war Hyde Hall 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd Cooperstown www hydehall org July 1 22 August 12 26 September 23 October 7 1PM TRAIN ROBBERY Travel back in time to the exciting world of Outlaws and The Wild West The train is carrying a strong box full to the brim with money and the local Outlaw Gang knows it Will the bandits get away with the loot or will the Lawmen prevail Find out as a passenger on the Train Robbery featuring action packed shoot outs period costumes and fun entertainment for the whole family Food and Beverages sold on board Reservations Encouraged but Not Required For Reservations Call 607 432 2429 LRHS Milford Depot 136 East Main Street Milford www lrhs com JULY 2 4pm Town of Springfield Appreciation Concert Glimmerglass Festival 2018 Preview in the company s Alice Busch Opera Theater Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Springfield 4th of July Committee which celebrates its 103rd annual parade The concert will serve as a preview for the 2018 season and will feature performances by members of the Festival s Young Artists Program the acclaimed apprenticeship for young performers Tickets may be purchased at Country Memories or Tom Kelly s in Springfield or by calling 315 858 2691 The Glimmerglass Festival 7300 State Highway 80 Cooperstown https glimmerglass org JULY 9 11 70th Annual Junior Livestock Show Wholesome summer fun makes the Junior Livestock Show a true celebration of youth in agriculture More than 300 youth from ages 8 to 18 present the dairy cows beef sheep goats and swine they own care for and have prepared for this competition If you have never been to this grand event with youth from nine counties please visit and cheer these kids on Admission to the show is free and the public is welcome to attend Iroquois Farm Showground 1527 County Hwy 33 Cooperstown July 29 10AM Railfan Day on the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad Events run from 10a m 4p m and include Track Speeder Rides Historic D H Big Hook Wreck Crane and Jordan Spreader demonstrations Milford Depot Museum and Equipment Shop Facilities open for viewing Photo Runby Train Departs Milford Depot 1p m and makes a round trip to Cooperstown through the scenic Susquehanna River Valley with many stops for photos and equipment runbys light refreshments provided on board Tickets available day of event For more information call 607 432 2429 LRHS Milford Depot 136 East Main Street Milford www lrhs com August 3 17 31 7PM Brooks BBQ Dinner Trains Reservations Required For Reservations Call 607 432 2429 Enjoy the World Famous Brooks Barbecue chicken while taking in the beautiful vistas from aboard our train Other meal choices also available LRHS Milford Depot 136 East Main Street Milford www lrhs com Museums and Other AtTractions anonymous arts museum 606 Charlotte Valley Rd Charlotteville 607 397 8606 BREWERY OMMEGANG Milford 1 800 656 1212 COOPERSTOWN Art Assn Gallery Cooperstown 607 547 9777 COOPERSTOWN CHARLOTTE VALLEY RAILROAD Milford 607 432 2429 Cooperstown Brewing Co River St Milford 607 286 9330 Fenimore Art Museum Farmer s Museum Cooperstown 607 547 1400 607 547 1450 fly creek cider mill Fly Creek 607 547 9692 Foothills Performing Arts Center 24 Market St Oneonta 607 431 2080 info foothillspac org foothillspac org GILBERT LAKE STATE PARK Laurens 607 432 2114 GLIMMERGLASS STATE PARK Lake Otsego 607 547 8662 GREATER ONEONTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 183 Main St Oneonta 607 432 0960 www OneontaHistory org Greater Milford Historical Association Milford NY 13807 Hilton Bloom Art Gallery P O B R Gilbertsville 607 783 2779 hyde hall Glimmerglass State Park Closed Winter 607547 5098 www hydehall org major s inn and gallery Gilbertsville NY 607 783 2780 Murdock Fine Art Galleries East Main St Milford NY 13807 607 286 9941 NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME Cooperstown 607 547 7200 NATIONAL SOCCER HALL OF FAME Cooperstown NY 607 432 3351 Oneonta Theatre 47 Chestnut St Oneonta www oneontatheatre com OTESAGA HOTEL LEATHERSTOCKING GOLF COURSE Cooperstown 607 547 9931 SAYER HOUSE Milford Historical Society Milford SHARON SPRINGS HISTORIC DISTRICT Rts 10 20 Smithy Pioneer Gallery 55 Pioneer St Cooperstown NY 13326 607 547 8671 Studio 925 925 South America Rd Worcester NY 12197 607 397 9207 SUNY Oneonta Fine Arts Gallery Fine Arts Building SUNY Oneonta Oneonta 607 436 3717 www oneonta edu Schoharie Chamber of Commerce 143 Caverns Road HoweCave NY 12902 518 296 8991 CHAIR YOGA Wednesdays 9AM MIDDLEBURGH LIBRARY 323 Main Street Middleburgh 518 827 5142 www middleburghlibrary info DISCOVERY WEDNESDAY Wednesdays 10AM Art science stories and more in this interactive program for ages 3 and up and their caregivers Registration Required MIDDLEBURGH LIBRARY 323 Main Street Middleburgh
Broom Making  Westcott Shop . The Farmers Museum 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown www.farmersmuseum.org  JUNE 24  1PM  I...
518 827 5142 www middleburghlibrary info MATINEE Wednesdays 1PM MIDDLEBURGH LIBRARY 323 Main Street Middleburgh 518 827 5142 www middleburghlibrary info MAHJONG MANIA 1PM Don t know how to play No problem They will teach you how No registration required MIDDLEBURGH LIBRARY 323 Main Street Middleburgh 518 827 5142 www middleburghlibrary info STORY TIME Tuesdays 10 45AM MIDDLEBURGH LIBRARY 323 Main Street Middleburgh 518 827 5142 www middleburghlibrary info INSIGHT MEDIATION Tuesdays 5 15PM MIDDLEBURGH LIBRARY 323 Main Street Middleburgh 518 827 5142 www middleburghlibrary info KNITTING CIRCLE Thursdays 7PM MIDDLEBURGH LIBRARY 323 Main Street Middleburgh 518 827 5142 www middleburghlibrary info ADULT COLORING CLUB 2PM Third Monday month MIDDLEBURGH LIBRARY 323 Main Street Middleburgh 518 827 5142 www middleburghlibrary info April 1 November 30 Walking the Steel From Girder to Ground Zero Using artwork artifacts photographs and audio recollections the exhibit interprets the long standing cultural and occupational tradition of ironworking and its prominent role in Iroquois communities The exhibit also explores the response to 9 11 by these individuals who had no national obligation to aid in the recovery but selflessly did and concludes with the Haudenosaunee role in raising the 758 ton spire for the Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center in May 2013 Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave NY 12092 518 296 8949 www iroquoismuseum org April 8 10AM Early Technology Day Watch and participate in the process of flint knapping the ancient art of making chipped stone tools fire making cordage making atlatl spear throwing and early archery Displays of projectile points tools and local archaeological finds from the Museum s archaeology department Think you ve found an artifact Please bring it with you and the Museum s experts will try to identify it for you Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave NY 12092 518 2968949 www iroquoismuseum org April 10 10AM Noon Spring Garden Cleanup Members and non members free Donations to the Arboretum gratefully accepted Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org April 21 22 9PM Public Star Party Members and nonmembers free Donations to the Arboretum gratefully accepted Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance NY 12066 info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org April 22 10AM Spring Hawk Watch Fee Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance NY 12066 info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org April 27 7PM Schenectady Stockade District Street Trees and How to Care For Them Free and open to the public Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org May 6 1PM Opening Reception for Walking the Steel From Girder to Ground Zero Guest speaker Reaghan Tarbell from Kahnawake will screen and discuss her film To Brooklyn and Back A Mohawk Journey a 60 minute film examines the experience of Mohawk women in Little Caughnawaga a Brooklyn community of 700 Mohawks that grew out of the ironworking boom of the 1950 s Also meet some celebrated artists and ironworkers featured in the exhibition Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave 518 296 8949 www iroquoismuseum org MAY 10 7PM THE NOT SO QUIET CONCERT SERIES IRISH MYTHEN MIDDLEBURGH LIBRARY 323 Main Street Middleburgh 518 827 5142 www middleburghlibrary info May 14 2PM Mother s Day Nature Walk Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org May 20 21 10AM Landis Signature Plant Bake and Book Sale Members non members free Donations to the Arboretum gratefully accepted May 20 Saturday 3 00 PM 4 30 PM Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org May 20 12PM Ancient Forests and Champion Trees Presentation Members and non members free Donations to the Arboretum gratefully accepted Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org May 20 2PM Tour the Native Plant Trail Members and non members free Donations to the Arboretum gratefully accepted Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org May 20 3PM Would You Like to Meet Some Honeybees Fee Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org May 24 7PM Ancient Forests of the Northeast With a Focus on the Capital Region Free and open to the public Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org MAY25 7PM CONCERT SERIES ROD MACDONALD MIDDLEBURGH LIBRARY 323 Main Street Middleburgh 518 827 5142 www middleburghlibrary info May 27 6AM Early Morning Bird Walk Fee Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org May 28 June 4 11 25 July 1PM Memoir Writing with a Nature Theme Members and non members free Donations to the Arboretum gratefully accepted This event is funded in part by Poets Writers Inc with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org June 9 7PM Live at Landis Full Moon Music Series Becca Frame and the Tallboys These musical performances are made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts administered in Schoharie County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund Fee Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org June 9 8 30 PM Full Moon Night Walk Fee Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org June 12 10AM Promoting Plant Health Through Proper Pruning Free and open to the public Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org June 18 2PM Father s Day Herpetology Hike Fee Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org June 23 9AM Pruning The Basics and Beyond Preregistration by June 9th required Fee Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org June 23 24 10PM Public Star Party Members non members free Donations to the Arboretum gratefully accepted Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org July 1 A Song A Dance and a Story To Be Told Oneida Men s Singing Group By tradition Haudenosaunee singing societies gather to present their songs to raise money for individuals and families in their communities in need Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave 518 296 8949 www iroquoismuseum org July 2 AUG 13 1PM Hardhat Design Workshop for ages 6 to adult Decorate your own personalized ironworking hard hat Protective headgear does more than just keep ironworkers safe from falling objects These helmets are often a point of personal and community pride Drawing inspira
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tion from the work of Mohawk artist Richard Danay visitors may create their own dazzling wearable art pieces using paint stickers and more Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave 518 296 8949 www iroquoismuseum org July 5 8 11 16 Workshops For students grades 1 6 Week 1 Stories Songs More Week 2 Vocal Theater Techniques Songs and Stories of Italy Italian culture through songs folk stories and performance Children attending this 2 week program will perform a play with live actors and puppets and learn about staging and theater techniques puppet making and manipulation performance and vocal music techniques in this exciting workshop Directed by Sara Jane Cipperly Lillian Spina Caza Art direction by Samantha Ballard Mon Fri 10am 2pm Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association Depot Lane P O Box 554 Schoharie 518 295 7505 http schany org Info schany org July 7 7PM Live at Landis Full Moon Music Series Red Haired Strangers Fee These musical performances are made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts administered in Schoharie County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org July 8 A Song A Dance and a Story To Be Told Niagara River Iroquois Dancers Social dances unite community members and new friends through joy laughter and the age old cadence of drum and rattle Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave 518 296 8949 www iroquoismuseum org July 9 2PM Pond Ecology Fee Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org July 9 3PM Upper Catskill String Quartet Members and non members free Donations to the Arboretum gratefully accepted This concert is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts administered in Schoharie County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grant Fund Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org July 15 1PM Tales From the Top Ironworking Skills Demo Day Illustrated informal talk about the experiences of working in the high steel industry by 3rd generation ironworker Barry Printup Cayuga from Tuscarora You may just have the chance to sample some of the challenging tasks ironworkers encounter in their work day Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave 518 296 8949 www iroquoismuseum org July 16 2PM A Song A Dance and A Story to Be Told Iroquois Storytelling Join guest storyteller and cultural educator Tonia LoranGalban Mohawk Stories have long explained the world around us entertained us and provided models of how we are to behave Step back settle in and enjoy a timeless Haudenosaunee tradition Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave 518 296 8949 www iroquoismuseum org July 22 1PM Dragonflies and Damselflies Fee Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org JULY 22 9AM HERITAGE CRAFT SHOW sponsored by Schoharie Chapter DAR and Schoharie Colonial Heritage Assoc LASELL HALL LAWN 268 Main St Schoharie http schany org July 24 29 The Play s the Thing From Playwriting to Performance Actors will write and perform an original play adaptation in this extended theater workshop On Sun July 24th there will be an immersive workshop on using improvisational writing techniques to adapt a play for the stage Mon Fri students will take part in extended workshops focusing on improv for staging and performance For students in grades 7 12 Sun Fri 11am 4pm Directed by Paul Lamar Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association Depot Lane Schoharie 518 295 7505 http schany org Info schany org July 26 27 28 August 3 4 5 9 10 1117 18 19 23 24 25 And Now Our Minds Are One Join multidisciplinary Mohawk artist Jay Havens in painting a 10 X 40 mural in the Children s Museum Visitors of all ages take part in the creation of this unique permanent installation and talk about development of the project the significance of the mural and the contemporary stories and concepts it portrays Related activities will be available for young visitors 1 p m Jay will present an artist s talk focused on his creative process his other works addressing consumerism and environmental degradation and the plasticity between conventional and contemporary Native arts Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave 518 296 8949 www iroquoismuseum org July 28 29 9 30 PM Public Star Party Members and nonmembers free Donations to the Arboretum gratefully accepted Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org July 29 8PM Mettawee River Theater Company This concert is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts administered in Schoharie County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grant Fund Fee Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org July 29 A Song A Dance and a Story To Be Told Traditional Haudenosaunee Singing Group Ro nikonhk tste Norton and members of the Kahnawake Men s Singing Society will share their combined vocal artistry and answer questions about the singing tradition in their Kanien keha ka Mohawk community near Montreal Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave 518 296 8949 www iroquoismuseum org July 30 2PM Animal Tracking Fee Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org July 30 3PM 4 30 PM Would You Like to Meet Some Honeybees Fee Landis Arboretum 174 Lape Road Esperance info LandisArboretum org 518 875 6935 http landisarboretum org August 6 2PM A Song A Dance and A Story to Be Told Introducing the Ruppets storytelling through puppetry with Kari KennedyHoag as she presents a playful and very popular new form of Haudenosaunee storytelling Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave 518 296 8949 www iroquoismuseum org August 8 13 Italian Culture through Music Students explore Italian culture through both instrumental and vocal music with an emphasis on skills and techniques that are necessary when playing accompaniment to vocalists Grades 7 12 Mon Fri 11am 3pm Directed by Jessica Gould For youth with minimum 2 years playing an instrument in school band or at the discretion of instructor Must have access to an instrument exceptions piano or drum set Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association Depot Lane Schoharie 518 295 7505 http schany org Info schany org August 12 Tales from the Top Ironworking Skills Demo Day Rivet toss competitive suitcase packing and other participatory activities developed and overseen by retired ironworker Mike Swamp Swamp is Mohawk and the organizer of the annual ironworking competition at Akwesasne which raises funds for families of those who were killed or injured on the steel Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave 518 296 8949 www iroquoismuseum org August 19 A Song A Dance and a Story To Be Told Iroquois Social Dancers Haudenosaunee Singers Dancers Social dances unite community members and new friends through joy laughter and the age old cadence of drum and rattle Iroquois Indian Museum 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave NY 12092 518 296 8949 www iroquoismuseum org MUSEUMS AND OTHER ATTRACTIONS CAVE HOUSE MUSEUM 136 Blowing Rock Road Howes Cave NY 12092 518 296 8800 THE GILBOA MUSEUM AND FOSSILS Stryker Road Off Route 990V kwyckoff dmcom net 607 588 9413 Howe Caverns 255 Discovery Drive Howes Cave NY 12092 518 296 8900 OPEN ALL YEAR 9am 6pm daily w extended hours of 8am to 8pm July 1 Labor Day
tion from the work of Mohawk artist Richard Danay, visitors may create their own dazzling wearable art pieces using paint,...
Iroquois Indian Museum Large collection contemporary Iroquois art craftwork PO Box 7 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave NY 12092 518 296 8949 Landis Arboretum Educational nonprofit public gardens teaching natural history botany and horticulture PO Box 186 174 Lape Road Esperance NY 12066 518 875 6935 Lansing Manor Museum Part of the Blenheim Patent 1819 Fedreal style manor house 1378 State Rte 30 North Blenheim NY 12131 518 827 6121 New York Power Authority Public utility operates visitor center and Lansing Manor Museum PO Box 898 1378 State Route 30 North Blenheim NY 12131 518 827 6121 OLD STONE FORT MUSEUM 145 Fort Road Schoharie NY 12157 518 295 7192 Schoharie Colonial Heritage Assoc Operates Depot Lane Center Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum and Palatine House PO Box 554 143 Depot Lane Schoharie NY 12157 518 295 7505 Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum Depot Lane Schoharie NY 12157 518 295 7505 Secret Caverns PO Box 88 671 Caverns Road Howes Cave NY 518 296 8558 Sullivan County Visitors Association 100 Sullivan Avenue PO Box 248 Ferndale NY 12734 845 747 4449 www scva net April 21 May 19 6pm INTERGENERAIONAL TEXTILE PROJECT PUBLIC GROUP Free monthly opportunity to learn or work on knitting or crochet skills Bev Hells 4 H volunteer instructs Make one item for community service and one for themselves Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County 64 Ferndale Loomis Rd Liberty 845 557 0694 April 27 May 25 PAGES PINTS A BREWTASTIC BOOK GROUP Book discussion Must be 21 and up to attend Visit the library for copy of book Registration required Programs without 5 people preregistered may be cancelled email wsplprograms rcls org 845 887 4040 Callicoon Brewing Co 16 Upper Main S Callicoon www WSPLonline org April 28 May 26 6pm ARTISTS ASSEMBLY Opportunity to rendezvous with fellow artists share creative process and get feed back from like minded people in creative social setting Refreshments Catskill Arts Society 48 Main St Livingston Manor 845 436 4227 www catskillartsociety org APRIL 1 TROUT FISHING SEASON OPENS in New York The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum CFFCM hosting several activities This year s theme is Fly Fishing is for Everyone with an effort to welcome new comers to the sport Opening day events The Museum Gallery and Heritage Craft Workshop are open for Self Guided Tours For reservations and more information call CFFCM at 845 439 4810 or www cffcm com The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum CFFCM 1031 Old Rte 17 Livingston Manor APRIL 1 3PM Exhibit Opening A Diva Is Free opening reception of artwork and poetry by Z A Kohloa All welcome and light refreshments will be served The exhibition on display April 1 April 16 Free and open to public donations accepted at door Catskill Art Society 48 Main Street Livingston Manor NY 12758 845 436 4227 info catskillartsociety org www catskillartsociety org APRIL 2 noon CHICKEN BARBECUE Jeffersonville Firehouse 4903 St Rte 52 Jeffersonville 845 482 4202 APRIL 13 6PM Exhibit Opening Artists of New Hope Community curated by Sue Petry Free opening reception for the student teacher group show The exhibition on display April 13 April 23 All are welcome and light refreshments The reception will also feature a concert by Bright Wood New Hope Community s new musical group Catskill Art Society 48 Main Street Livingston Manor NY 12758 845 436 4227 info catskillartsociety org www catskillartsociety org APRIL 13 6PM Exhibit Opening Elevator Gallery Free opening reception for Save This Too an exhibition of artwork by P J Gilman All are welcome Exhibition on display April 13 May 21 Free and open to public donations accepted at the door Catskill Art Society 48 Main Street Livingston Manor NY 12758 845 436 4227 info catskillartsociety org www catskillartsociety org APRIL 22 4PM Exhibit Opening Lay of the Land Free opening reception an exhibition of photography by Cy Plotkin and J G Riley at the Laundry King All are welcome Exhibition on display April 22 May 21 Free and open to the public donations accepted at the door Catskill Art Society 48 Main Street Livingston Manor NY 12758 845 436 4227 info catskillartsociety org www catskillartsociety org APRIL 23 2pm AEOLUS QUARTET Concert preceded by introduction to the music being performed and followed by a specialty dessert reception Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 200 Hurd Rd Bethel 866 781 2922 www bethelwoodscenter org APRIL 28 5PM Exhibit Opening CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show free public opening reception Exhibition on display April 28 May 21 Catskill Art Society 48 Main Street Livingston Manor NY 12758 845 436 4227 info catskillartsociety org www catskillartsociety org APRIL 29 9am 5K SAP RUN Runners and walkers welcome Awards 5kSapRun jeffersonvilleny com Jeff Bank Main St Jeffesonville APRIL 29 MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL Pancakes 8 am in park Learn about NYS local maple syrup products and how syrup is made Many treats to taste made with maple syrup Kids learn to tap tree plus more activities Live maple candy making deomonstration pancake eating contest maple photo contest live music specialty foods unique vendors and more The Backyard Park 876 Swiss Hill N Jeffersonville MAY 7 3pm ANDREW ARCECI BAROQUE ENSEMBLE Concert preceded by introduction to the music being performed and followed by a specialty dessert reception Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 200 Hurd Rd Bethel 866 781 2922 www bethelwoodscenter org MAY27 4PM Exhibit Opening Elevator Gallery reception for Worlds Within an exhibition of artwork by Sharon Molloy All are welcome Exhibition on display May 27 June 25 Free and open to the public and donations will be accepted at the door Catskill Art Society 48 Main Street Livingston Manor NY 12758 845 436 4227 info catskillartsociety org www catskillartsociety org MAY 27 4PM Exhibit Opening The Fog Free opening reception an exhibition of photography by Noah Kalina All are welcome The exhibition on display May 27 June 25 Catskill Art Society 48 Main Street Livingston Manor NY 12758 845 436 4227 info catskillartsociety org www catskillartsociety org MAY27 4PM Exhibit Opening Summer Members Show Free opening reception Exhibition on display May 27 June 25 All CAS member artists are invited to submit up to two works for the
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www TannersvilleAntiques Artisans com 6045 Main St Tannersville NY 518 589 5600 Summer Members Show Submissions accepted April 20 May 22 during regular gallery hours For a form and more information visit www catskillartsociety org submissions Catskill Art Society 48 Main Street Livingston Manor NY 12758 845 436 4227 info catskillartsociety org www catskillartsociety org JUNE 9 11 TAKING FLIGHT BIRDING IN THE CATSKILLS Not your typical birding weekend We have combined the best of a birding conference with a birding festival and have invented an event that is rich with presenters you will want to hear speaking on topics you will want to learn about Frost Valley YMCA Claryville NY June 10 11am Trout Parade 2017 Fishy fun for 13th Annual Trout Parade For more info maps and more check out the Trout Parade website and connect with us on the Trout Parade Facebook page We re looking for participants to march dance play music create floats and much more Catskill Art Society 48 Main Street Livingston Manor NY 12758 845 436 4227 info catskillartsociety org www catskillartsociety org exhibits July 1 3pm Exhibit Opening CAS Invitational Show Retrospective artwork of Lavern Kelley curated by Sydney Waller Artist Talk at 3pm reception refreshments 4 6pm Exhibition on display July 1 July 30 Free Catskill Art Society 48 Main Street Livingston Manor NY 12758 845 436 4227 info catskillartsociety org www catskillartsociety org JULY 21 ROD STEWART CYNDI LAUPER CONCERT Two of music s most acclaimed artists and powerhouse live performers Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 1 Cablevision Drive Liberty www BethelWoodsCenter org AUGUST 6 KINGS OF LEON On the heels of a 1 album a charttopping radio hit and a sold out first leg of a global tour iconic rock band KINGS OF LEON announces that they will be adding a new leg of their WALLS tour traveling to all new U S cities stopping at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Additionally tour will feature special guest Nathaniel Rateliff More information visit www BethelWoodsCenter org Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 1 Cablevision Drive Liberty Stitch Witch Embroidery Printing Transfers Sublimation 1068 County Highway 2 DeLancey NY 13752 607 746 7308 museums and other attractions Amapro Family Fun Center Liberty 845 292 9022 Apple Pond Farming Center 845 482 4764 Audubon Society of NYS Delaware Valley Region Eldred 845 557 8025 BETHEL WOODS ARTS CENTER Bethel Woods NY 845454 3388 Bloomingburg Dutch Reformed Church Bloomingburg 845 733 4809 Callicoon Center 845 482 4764 CAS Arts Center 48 Main St Livingston Manor NY 845436 4227 Catskill Fly Fishing Museum Livingston Manor 845 439 4810 Catskill Fun Land Fallsburg 845 436 5000 Catskill Morning Farm Livingston Manor 845 4823984 Catskill Pheasantry and Sporting Clays Long Eddy 845 887 4487 Choo Choo Charlie s Large Scale Trains Liberty 845 292 4826 Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and Gallery Narrowsburg 845 252 7576 DELAWARE VALLEY RAPTOR CENTER 416 Cummins Hill Rd Milford PA 570 296 6025 www dvrconline org Forestburgh Playhouse Forestburgh 845 794 1194 Fort delaware 6615 Route 97 Narrowsburg 845 794 3007 Frost Valley YMCA 845 985 2254 www frostvalley org Liberty Paint Ball Games Ltd Ferndale 845 2927500 Nutshell Art Center Rt 52 Lake Huntington 845 932 8708 or 718 740 5490 Neversink Valley Area Museum 26 Hoag Rd Cuddebackville 845 754 8870 NeversinkValley Historical society Port Jervis 845 856 2375 www minisink org Petting Zoo at Hadley Stables Monticello 845 4349254 Roscoe Ontario Western Railway Caboose Roscoe 845 439 4859 Sullivan County Museum and Historical Society Hurleyville 845 438 8044 Ten Mile River Scout Museum 1481County Road 26 Narrowsburg 845 252 3911 Tomsco Falls Park Mountaindale 845 434 6065 Upper Delaware scenic parks and recreation National Park Service 274 River Rd Beach Lake PA 570 729 7134 ULSTER COUNTY TOURISM 20 BROADWAY KINGSTON NY 12401 For more information on Ulster County events contact www UlsterCountyAlive com 1 800 342 5826 YOGA Mondays 7pm Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am at OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org845 657 2482 TODDLER STORY HOUR Tuesdays 10am OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845657 2482 HOMEFREE AA MEETING Fridays 7pm OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845657 2482 MOVIES Thursdays 6PM OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 SINGING CIRCLE Wednesdays 1 30pm OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 CATSKILL UKULELE GROUP Wednesdays 6pm OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 February 9 May 18 11am Spring Creative Nonfiction with Anique Taylor Class will offer writers possibilities for deepening their craft group support and continuing work on long projects With a preference for exploring memory risk danger dreams different versions of reality and deeper connection with self the class will explore personal essay memoir journal work writing for ourselves and for publication Class exercises will familiarize students with techniques of poetry fiction playwriting to provide tools to hone their work Thursdays All welcome To register
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call Jean Stone at 607 326 4802 or e mail jtstone catskill net Pine Hill Community Center Main Street Pine Hill NY APRIL 1 1PM ART SHOW AND SALE FUNDRAISER for Plattekill Public Library Exhibit will showcase the works of local artists Jamie Taylor Kimberly D Auria Featuring original fine art photography and wearable art handmade felted fiber arts hats scarves and purses Percentage of all sales donated by the artists to Plattekill Public Library Plattekill Public Library 2047 State Route 32 Modena 845 883 7286 http plattekill lib ny us APRIL 1 2PM ASHOKAN RESERVOIR HISTORY PRESENTATION Ashokan Reservoir expert Frank Almquist tells the story of how the reservoir was constructed through a power point presentation Discussion time follow program Free Doors open 1 30pm Program 2 pm Please register at http reservoirumc com or call Eleanor 845 338 6690 Reservoir United Methodist Church 3056 Route 28 Shokan 845 338 6690 http reservoirumc com APRIL 1 2PM ARTIST TALK BARBARA MASTERSON will discuss her current exhibition Gathering the Sun People of the Fields in the WAAM s Solo Gallery Free info woodstockart org Woodstock Artists Association Museum 28 Tinker Street Woodstock 845 679 2940 http www woodstockart org solo gallery APRIL 1 5PM SQUARE BOX CUBE EXHIBIT and Three Year Anniversary Exhibit will feature 30 40 local artists from the Hudson Valley and Allison Constant owner of ARTBAR is jurying the exhibit Everything in exhibit is open to interpretation of square like box like and cube like forms Opening Reception April 1 from 5 p m 9 p m Gallery Hours Wednesday and Thursday 5 p m 9 p m and Friday and Saturday 2 p m 10 p m For more information visit our website www artbargallery com or call 845 338 2789 ARTZ ARTBAR Gallery 674 Broadway Kingston 845 338 2789 APRIL 1 JUNE 30 5PM CLOVE CREEK ART SHOW OPENING of Steven Weinberg s I Caught All These Fish The show a collection of watercolors depicting the Catskill s most loved and beautiful fish Steven is an accomplished artist and the other half of Spruceton Inn He is also an illustrator whose published works include The Bearded Boy and You Must Be This Tall Copies of The Bearded Boy will be available for signing the night of the show For more information on the show and the artist http hyperallergic com author steven weinberg Clove Creek 73 Broadway Kingston 217 918 1257 www cloveandcreek com APRIL 1 5 30PM SPRING PENNY SOCIAL Hosted by Highland Hose Co No 1 Ladies Auxiliary Inc Doors open 5 30 pm calling will begin at 6 30 p m Special raffles door prizes refreshments and more Highland Fire District Headquarters Highland Hose St 1 25 Milton Ave Highland facebook com HFDAuxiliary April 1 May 6 10 30am UKULELE AT LIBRARY Monthly lesson and jam sessions Ukuleles available for check out with library card Phoenicia Library 9 Ava Maria Phoenicia April 2 May 7 2pm FIRST SUNDAY FREE GALLERY TOUR with guest educator Kevin Cook Dorsky Museum SUNY New Paltz 1 Hawk Dr New Paltz APRIL 2 11 30AM PENNY SOCIAL Sponsored by the Saugerties Columbiettes Doors open 11 30 am Calling starts 1pm sharp Special table 50 50 raffle food basket raffle door prizes lunch and light refreshments The Knights of Columbus Hall 19 Barclay St Saugerties 845 679 7205 facebook com saugertiesknights columbus APRIL 2 2PM MOLSKY S MOUNTAIN DRIFTERS AND THE FARWELLS Old time music features Grammy nominated fiddler Bruce Molsky joined by wide ranging banjo virtuoso Allison de Groot and Stash Wyslouch a genre bending bluegrass guitarist The Farwells is the duo of Debra Clifford of Lonesome Sister and Old Buck String Band and Becca Wintle whose old time music features vocal harmonies fiddle and clawhammer banjo The Ashokan Center 477 Beaverkill Road Olivebridge 845 246 2121 www ashokan org APRIL 3 10 12PM AARP TAX HELP OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 APRIL 3 6PM VEGAN POTLUCK OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 APRIL 3 6 30PM MODEL MONDAYS Open Figure Drawing Gesture drawing short medium and long poses Bring drawing board and materials Walk ins welcome Fee Roost Studios Art Gallery 69 Main St New Paltz 845 255 5532 www roostcoop org APRIL 5 6 30PM MOUNTAIN LAUREL WALDORF SCHOOL LECTURE Gender and Sexuality Today by Lisa Romero Sex education and the spirit understanding gender and sexuality through spiritual insight in the light of Waldorf Education Lisa Romero is a complementary health practitioner and adult educator who has applied anthroposophy to her practice since 1990 and delivered education enriched with anthroposophy since 1998 Mountain Laurel Waldorf School 16 South Chestnut St New Paltz 845 2550033 http mountainlaurel org April 7 May 5 6pm FIRST FRIDAYS IN SAUGERTIES Village businesses stay open lae and offer special activities and discouns Facebook com SaugertiesFirstFriday Various locations partition Market and Main St Saugerties 845 387 3112 April 7 May 5 7pm STAR NATION SACRED CIRCLE Positive not for skeptics discussion group for experiencers of the paranoral Open to all dreames contactees abductees ET Ambassadors those interested in acknowledgin extraterrestrial presence on earth Bring drink snack to share chair Center for Symoblic Studies 475 River Rd Ext Tillson APRIL 8 10AM LEGO FUN PROJECTS OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845657 2482 APRIL 8 11AM RAISING CHICKENS FOR EGGS 101 OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 APRIL 8 9 10AM PASTA PRIMO VINO Celebrate Spring with Wine and Pasta on the Shawangunk Wine Trail Experience the Hudson Valley s fine wines one delicious sip at a time paired with a delicious pasta dish sample at all 15 wineries along the Trail Tickets available online at GunksWine com Two day Sunday only and designated driver tickets Participants receive a souvenir wine glass at the starting winery Enjoy pasta dish sample at each of the wineries Information call 845 256 8456 or visit www GunksWine com Shawangunk Wine Trail All 15 Wineries P O Box 526 Marlboro http www shawangunkwinetrail com pasta primo vino APRIL 8 MAY 13 10 30AM REAL FICTION WITH NINA SHENGOLD What makes fiction feel real Whether they re based on the writer s experience a blend of fact and fiction or pure imagination stories and novels transport us We travel to places we ve never been and recognize them we meet made up people whose lives feel as real as our own Our senses awaken We feel someone else s emotions We long to know what happens next How do you do that Class is for new and experienced fiction writers writers in other genres memoir poetry drama who want to explore the potential of narrative fiction The approach is practical and supportive providing both carpentry tools narrative voice setting character dialogue scene and synopsis and attention to detail Each class include brief readings craft exercises and time for discussion and sharing of work Bring in a story in progress or start something new Saturdays 0 30 am to 12 30 pm presented by Writers in the Mountains WIM To register call 607 326 6135 e mail writersinthemountains gmail com online writersinthemountains org Phoenicia Library Phoenicia NY APRIL 11 2PM THE ELIZABETH GROSS LECTURE SERIES The Design and Stewardship of Living Landscapes with Rick Darke Landscape consultant author and photographer Rick Darke s work is grounded in an ethic of observation blending art ecology and cultural geography in the design and stewardship of living landscapes Book signing and afternoon tea will follow the lecture Books available for purchase College Lounge Vanderlyn Hall SUNY Ulster s Stone Ridge Campus 491 Cottekill Rd Stone Ridge 845 687 5283 www rickdarke org APRIL 14 6 30PM DINNER DATE KIDS CREATE Drop off kids at Roost Studios Art Gallery and pickup your discount coupon valid at many of our local New Paltz restaurant partners Kids should come in clothes for art making confirm the project during registration Pre register by email at dinnerdatekidscreate gmail com or calling Jared at 516 652 0229 Roost Studios Art Gallery 69 Main St New Paltz http www roostcoop org dinnerdate kidscreate
call Jean Stone at 607 326-4802, or e-mail jtstone catskill.net. Pine Hill Community Center, Main Street, Pine Hill, NY. A...
April 14 May 12 6pm CATKSILL MOUNTAIN ACCOUSTIC SLOW JAM All accoustic musicians welcome advanced beginners to professional Local musicians meet to play Bluegrass Irish Old Time Western Swing in low key relaxed atmosphere Free Pine Hill Community Center 287 Main St Pine Hill 845 254 5469 APRIL 15 1PM MOVIE OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 APRIL 15 May 20 June 17 July 15 Aug 19 Sept 16 4PM BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 APRIL 16 10AM EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH Mimosas local eggs organic pancakes and breakfast burritos Aroma Thyme 165 Canal St Ellenville 845 647 3000 http www aromathymebistro com easter sundaybrunch html APRIL 19 1PM CULTURAL DIVERSITY DAY CELEBRATION features Dances with Two a compelling performance and multimedia presentation facilitated by Phoenix Rising Kawamoto a master story weaver and educator Phoenix will lead the audience on a journey through a number of personal experiences and challenges commonly shared by members of the LGBTQ community Dances with Two serves as a mirror and a lens for participants increasing self awareness through self examination and introspection College Lounge Vanderlyn Hall SUNY Ulster s Stone Ridge Campus 491 Cottekill Road Stone Ridge 845 687 5261 April 21 May 19 8pm ASK FOR MUSIC Third Fridays feature three lineups of some of the Hudson Valley s acoustic performers Arts Society of KingsTon ASK 79 Broadway Kingston 845 338 0331 APRIL 21 7 30PM JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO The youngest musician to be nominated for a Grammy Joey Alexander became number one on the Billboard charts for both Traditional Jazz and Contemporary Jazz last year Woodstock Playhouse 103 Mill Hill Road Woodstock 845 6796900 woodstockplayhouse org APRIL 21 23 ASHOKAN STAFF REUNION WEEKEND In 1967 the Ashokan Environmental Education Program began offering residential learning opportunities to elementary schools across New York State Former Ashokan staff members are invited to celebrate 50 years of outdoor education with a reunion of all those who have contributed to the organization s success Come for a visit and bring your family A variety of affordable meal and lodging options are available Pre registration is required so we may properly plan meals You may get information and share your Ashokan memories and photos by liking the Ashokan Staff Alumni Facebook Page Friday Evening Campfire and Story Circle Share your favorite Ashokan memory and how your experience helped shape the course of your life Saturday and Sunday Hayrides Craft Shops Games and Challenges Saturday Evening Enjoy a banquet style dinner with special guests a raffle with prizes an auction of donated items and entertainment by the Ashokan All Star Skit and Song Teams Jay Ungar Molly Mason s Family Band will top off the evening with music The Ashokan Center 477 Beaverkill Rd Olivebridge www ashokan org info ashokancenter org 845 657 8333 APRIL 22 9AM HOME GARDEN SHOW Dynamic business showcase with demonstrations giveaways and seminars Rain or shine Free and open to the public It is a hub of activity from late March through the holiday season with a wide variety of annuals perennials shrubs pottery homegrown produce local fruit and berries Wallkill View Farm 15 Route 299 New Paltz 845 255 8050 facebook com WallkillViewFarm APRIL 22 11AM 15TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY FAIR Sponsored by Interfaith Earth Action the Caring for Creation Committee of the Reformed Church of New Paltz and the New Paltz Climate Action Coalition Admission is free Leaders from several faith communities will gather together on the church steps in the early afternoon During this interfaith celebration each leader will share a prayer or blessing from their faith community on the importance of caring for creation A wide variety of local environmentally friendly individuals and groups will be on hand to share sustainable ways of caring for our Earth and its inhabitants Children s activities are planned throughout the day Delicious healthy food will be available for purchase Enjoy all of this in an old fashioned church picnic atmosphere Reformed Church of New Paltz 92 Huguenot St New Paltz 845 699 4449 www reformedchurchofnewpaltz org APRIL 22 10AM ASHOKAN CTR COMMUNITY WORK AND PLAY DAY Please join the team on Earth Day as we prepare the grounds and gardens for Spring and Summer seasons Teams include trail maintenance garden prep clearing invasive plant species and other tasks that will help The Ashokan continue to provide high quality programming and events Volunteers enjoy free lunch Please bring work gloves boots and gardening tools Register to volunteer Volunteer outdoors 10am 4pm Celebrate indoors 4 9pm Special Earth Day presentation on John Burroughs with Jeff Walker a mini concert with Jay Molly followed by dinner and a square dance No registration required pay at the door THE ASHOKAN CENTER 477 Beaverkill Rd Olivebridge 845 657 8333 info ashokancenter org www ashokancenter org APRIL 22 10AM EARTH DAY CRAFT OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845657 2482 APRIL 22 11AM DESING FRUITFUL FOREST OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 APRIL 22 1PM HIKE SAFE PROGRAM OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845657 2482 APRIL 22 2PM MOVIE OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 APRIL 23 1PM KIWANIS KINGSTON CLASSIC 10K AND 2 1 MILE RUN This year s event will be held completely in the Rondout section of Kingston 10K and 2 1 mile walk run along the scenic Rondout Creek Join fellow runners for fun camaraderie a great course and a great post race party which will be held at the TR Gallo Park on the creek complete with food beer and music TR Gallo Park 91 West Strand Kingston http www kiwaniskingstonclassic com APRIL 27 6PM LEGO FUN PROJECTS OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845657 2482 APRIL 27 MAY 25 6PM COMMUNITY DINNER OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 APRIL 29 5PM INAUGURAL SPRING CELEBRATION to Honor the Munsee at Historic Huguenot Street This year s event will honor the Munsee Native Americans whose homeland was the Hudson valley when the Huguenot refugees arrived to establish New Paltz Guests will visit the wigwam being built to mark the 340th anniversary of the land agreement made between the Munsee people and the Huguenot settlers also get preview of the 2017 tour season Wine and hors d oeuvres will be served catered by Duo Bistro of Kingston DuBois Fort at Historic Huguenot Street 81 Huguenot St New Paltz 845 255 1889 http www huguenotstreet org APRIL 29 5 30PM WAAM BEAUX ARTS GALA WAAM s Biggest Night of the Year Dinner live music by Perry Beekman and Soul Purpose Little Gems Original art by regional artists silent auction raffles and more info woodstockart org SPAF Saugerties Performing Arts Factory 169 Ulster Ave Saugerties 845 679 2940 http www woodstockart org beauxartsgala APRIL 29 12PM Onteora 4th Graders Art Show OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 MAY 5 7 FRASER HAAS TRAD STRING FLING World class Scottish traditional musicians and teachers Program is geared towards intermediate and advanced players Each player has the opportunity to learn both melody and accompaniment with coaches on hand to offer accessible remedial sessions Then later in the weekend Alasdair and Natalie also host separate fiddle and cello break out sessions and perform in a gala concert The Ashokan Center 477 Beaverkill Rd Olivebridge NY info ashokancenter org 845657 8333 www ashokan org MAY 6 6AM ROCK THE RIDGE 50 mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser course by walking running or any combination Course winds along carriage roads lush forests and over ridgelines 24 hour time limit accommodates people with a wide range of abilities including walkers and hikers as well as joggers runners and ultramarathoners Mohonk Preserve 3197 Route 44 55 Gardiner 845 255 0919 http mohonkpreserve
April 14, May 12  6pm  CATKSILL MOUNTAIN ACCOUSTIC SLOW JAM. All accoustic musicians welcome, advanced beginners to profes...
org rock the ridge MAY 6 8AM FIFTH ANNUAL WOMEN S WOODSTOCK CYCLING GRAND PRIX Starting Tinker Street professional women riders and non pro alike riding world class 62 1 mile course or a 34 mile course that includes ascending and descending Overlook Mountain Awards ceremony and community BBQ at the Woodstock Community Center after all the races end approximately 11am Rock City Road Woodstock http www womenswoodstockcycling com MAY 6 10AM KNIFE SKILLS OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 MAY 13 4PM PIANO PLUS CONCERT OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845657 2482 MAY 14 11am TULIP FESTIVAL MOTHER S DAY CELEBRATION Festivities include vendors lunch and music Lunch reservations 845 210 1600 Honor s Haven Resort Spa 1195 Arrowhead Rd Ellenville MAY 18 21 9AM WOODSTOCK CHIMES WAREHOUSE SALE Woodstock Chimes opens its doors to the public for this four day shopping event Huge selection of chimes gongs drums garden bells fountains kid s instruments and more Dollar bamboo chimes Woodstock Chimes 167 DuBois Road Shokan 845 657 0445 chimes com sale MAY 20 21 WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL Weekend for both novice and experienced gardeners with a special focus on home gardeners who want to become more self sufficient by successfully growing a multitude of delicious and nutritious edibles to put on their tables and in their pantries The Hudson Valley Seed Library returns with organic heirloom vegetables herb and flower seedlings Free and open to public Rain or shine 9 a m 5 p m both days Catskill Native Nursery 607 Samsonville Road Kerhonkson 845 626 2758 www catskillnativenursery com MAY 20 REIKI CLINIC OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 MAY 27 29 WOODSTOCK NEW PALTZ ART CRAFTS FAIR More than 200 artists and craftspeople from across America Furniture architectural crafts demonstrations handcrafted specialty food healthcare products and live performances by Hudson Valley s musical talent Ulster County Fairgrounds 249 Libertyville Rd New Paltz 845 679 8087 MAY 26 29 5TH ANNUAL UKE FEST family friendly weekend retreat for uke players of all ages and skill levels Enjoy a weekend of music and friends Workshops concerts dancing jam sessions and lots of fun Tuition discounts for children and young adults and have a Youth Scholarship Fund Anyone ages 13 25 can apply by filling out Youth Scholarship Application The Ashokan Center 477 Beaverkill Rd Olivebridge NY info ashokancenter org 845 657 8333 www ashokan org JUNE 24 SUMMER READING KICK OFF CARNIVAL OLIVE FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 4033 Rt 28 A West Shokan http olivefreelibrary org 845 657 2482 JUNE 24 9AM BOOK FAIR at Maurice D Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center 5096 Route 28 Mount Tremper www catskillinterpretivecenter org 845 688 3369 mdrillinger catskillcenter org or 845 586 2611 JULY 8 3PM CATSKILL CUISINE WITH CHEF ROB HANDEL Foraging Walk Talk and Tasting Learn about early summer flora with chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Caf Rob will lead walk through Thorn Preserve learn to identify wild edibles common in Catskills followed by presentation outlining how to use products found on walk and a tasting of some of these wild foods Registration required at CatskillCenter org Thorn Preserve 55 John Joy Road Woodstock JULY 12 FORAGING WITH MARGUERITE UHLMAN BOWER Maurice D Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center 5096 Route 28 Mount Tremper www catskillinterpretivecenter org 845 688 3369 AUGUST 4 5PM AUG 6 6PM THE PHOENICIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE VOICE utilizes the power of the human voice to inspire empower and heal Through captivating internationally acclaimed performances the Festival of the Voice Foundation seeks to expose and popularize the vocal arts making them approachable and novel discovering and developing new talents locally nationally and internationally and lastly acts as an economic engine to increase the value and popularity of the area Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice PO Box 327 Phoenicia museums and other attractions Bearsville Theater Rte 212 Bearsville 845 679 4406 Belleayre Highmount 1 800 942 6904 www belleayre com BRADFORD GRAVES SCULPTURE PARK Kerhonkson 845 626 4038 www bradfordgravessculpturepark com Bruderhof Museum Rifton NY 845 658 7754 bruderhofmuseum com Canal Forge working Blacksmith Shop Rte 6 and Towpath Rd High Falls 845 687 7130 Catskill Mountain Railroad Phoenicia 845 688 7400 catskillmtrailroad com Center for Photography 59A Tinker Street Woodstock 845 679 9957 D H Canal Museum Mohonk Road High Falls 845 687 9311 Ellenville Public Library Museum 40 Center Street Ellenville 845 647 5530 Empire State Railway Museum Station Rd Phoenicia 845 6887501 Forsyth Nature Center Kingston 845 331 1682 forsythnaturecenter org Greenfield Park Museum Off Rte 52 West Greenfield Park 845 647 6570 HITS 319 Main St Saugerties 845 246 8833 www hitshows com Hudson River Cruises Rondout Landing Kingston 800 843 7472 Hudson River Maritime Museum 50 Rondout Landing Kingston 845 338 0071 www hrmm org historic Huguenot Street New Paltz 845 255 1660 www huguenotstreet org Hudson Valley Philharmonic 601 Broadway Kingston 845 454 1222 Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center 300 Wall Street Kingston 845 331 5300 www lgbtqcenter org Hurley Heritage Society 52 Main Street Hurley 845 338 1661 www hurleyheritagesociety org Kleinert James Art Center Woodstock 845 679 2079 Kingston Heritage Area Visitors Center Rondout Visitor Center 20 Broadway Kingston N Y 800 331 1518 www kingston ny gov Klyne Esopus Historical Society Museum Rte 9W Ulster Park 845 338 8109 Kripplebush Museum Stone Ridge 845 687 0510 9229 Mohonk Preserve New Paltz 845 255 0919 www mohonkpreserve org New York Conservatory for the Arts 120 Schildknecht Rd Kingston 845 339 4340 www nyca org OLIVE FREE LIBRARY 4033 Rt 28A West Shokan 845 657 2482 www olivefreelibrary org Opus 40 Quarryman s Museum 50 Fite Road Saugerties 845 246 3400 Rondout II Lighthouse Rondout Creek Kingston 845 3380071 Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy Saugerties 845 2464380 Senate House Museum 312 Fair Street Kingston 845 338 2786 Shadowland Theater 157 Canal Street Ellenville 845 647 5511 Samuel dorsky museum of art New Paltz 845 257 3844 www newpaltz edu museum Town of Shandaken Historical Museum Academy Street Pine Hill 845 254 4460 Trolley Museum 89 East Strand Kingston 845 331 3399 www tmny org Ulster County Historical Society Museum Rte 209 Marbletown 845 338 5614 Ulster Performing Arts Center The Broadway theatre at UPAC 601 Broadway Kingston 845 331 1613 Unison Arts and Learning Center 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz 845 255 1559 Volunteer Firemen s Hall and Museum 265 Fair Street Kingston 845 331 0866 Women s Studio Workshop 722 Binnewater Rd Rosendale 845 658 9133 Woodstock Artists Assn 28 Tinker Street Woodstock 845 679 2940 www woodstockart org
org rock-the-ridge MAY 6  8AM  FIFTH ANNUAL WOMEN S WOODSTOCK CYCLING GRAND PRIX. Starting Tinker Street, professional wom...
Catskill Mountain Railroad Departing from Westbrook Station 2017 Train Schedule April 8 15 11AM 1PM 3PM Easter Bunny Trains May 27 June 3 10 17 24 July 1 8 15 22 29 Aug 5 12 19 26 Sept2 11am 1pm 3pm Catskill Mountain Flyer October 7 8 14 15 16 11am 1pm 3pm Fall Foliage Trains October 21 22 28 29 11am 1pm 3pm Harvest Pumpkin Trains Kingston NY 12401 LRHS 2017 Train Schedule Regular Trains June 8 August 31 Thursday DEPART ARRIVE Milford Depot 10AM Cooperstown Dreams Park 10 30AM Cooperstown Dreams Park 10 35AM Cooperstown 11AM Cooperstown 11 30PM Cooperstown Dreams Park 12 30PM Cooperstown Dreams Park 12 35PM Milford Depot 1PM Delaware Ulster Railroad Arkville NY 800 225 4132 2017 Boarding Pass Options Round Trip Scenic Train Rides Depart From Arkville and Roxbury Adult 18 Senior Citizens 15 Children 3 12 years 12 Train Robbery Special 35 Group pricing available with prepaid reservations New Schedule Days of Operation 2017 Saturdays Sundays July 1 October 29 Open Columbus Day too STATION DEPART ARRIVE STATION Arkville 11 00 a m 11 50 a m Roxbury Roxbury 12 10 p m 1 00 p m Arkville Arkville 2 00 p m 2 50 p m Roxbury Roxbury 3 10 p m 4 00 p m Arkville We kindly request that passengers be ready to board 10 minutes before departure time Schedule subject to change Open air cars provide limited handicapped accessibility Handicapped accessible restrooms are available at the Arkville Depot Twilight on the Rails Music Trains Note No Regularly Scheduled Trains Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Regular Fares Adults 16 Seniors 62 and up 15 Children 3 12 13 Under 3 FREE Reservations Not Required Food and Beverages available for sale on board Schedules equipment and services subject to change without notice Restroom facilities available on board and Milford Depot LRHS Members ride regularly scheduled trains FREE all year April 8 9 15 16 1PM Easter Bunny Express July 1 22 Aug 12 26 Sept 23 Oct 7 1PM Train Robberies June24 1PM Ice Cream Social Train October 28 7PM Halloween Costume Party July 29 10AM Railfan Day September 16 1PM Dinosaur Express September 30 Oct 1 8 9 14 15 1PM Fall Foliage Train October 21 22 1PM Pumpkin Path Train November 24 25 26 Dec 2 3 9 10 16 17 1PM Santa Express Trains December 2 9 16 6 30PM North Pole Express Special Trains Fare Adults 20 Seniors 19 Children 3 12 17 Under 3 FREE Reservations and Prepayment Required For Reservations Call 607 432 2429 Milford Depot 136 East Main St Milford 607 432 2429 www lrhs com Twilight on the Rails excursions are hosted several times during our season aboard the D U Rides provide evening of live music aboard the train featuring some of the region s top bands Passengers are invited to bring picnic meals and beverages of choice July 1 and September 2 6pm Featuring The Blues Maneuver performing swingin blues and classic R B with a mighty horn section Light Hearted Train Robberies StrongBoxGr320 It s entertainment of a different sort when the D U is hit by train robbers Dressed in period garb these historically accurate desperadoes recreate the flavor of the old west as they hold up the train and its passengers Good news for passengers is that lawmen can be counted on to keep order when they arrive in the nick of time Robberies are presented by The Catskill Mountain Bushwackers These train robbery reenactments offer thrills and enjoyment for children and adults Once a month on SATURDAYS July 8 August 12 September 23 October 7 with the bandits sticking up the 11am and 2pm trains www DUrr org
Catskill Mountain Railroad Departing from Westbrook Station  2017 Train Schedule April 8,15  11AM, 1PM, 3PM  Easter Bunny ...