Trail Tales Storytime
Aug
24
10:30am10:30am

Trail Tales Storytime

Every Thursday morning in July and August, join Catskill Center staff and special guests for a unique storytime experience under the trees on our beautiful, fully accessible nature trail. Each week children will enjoy stories, songs and hands-on nature activities on a different theme inspired by the local environment. Recommended for ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Children must attend with an adult caregiver. 
 

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Creating Mandalas Workshop - Adults
Aug
25
to Sep 22

Creating Mandalas Workshop - Adults

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artist Susan Togut will teach a six-week Creating Mandalas workshop for adults at the CIC. The workshop will meet on Fridays from August 11 through September 15 from 12:30-3:30pm. Participants will create two-sided mandalas for pathways that surround Ms. Togut's "Wisdom Trees: Embracing the Cycles of Life" public art sculpture currently on display on Route 28 at the Catskill Interpretive Center. Participants will also have the opportunity to creatively paint rocks to be used along the pathways.  A $25 materials fee is due at the time of registration. To register visit www.catskillinterpretive center.org/cic-events/ or contact Katie at kpalm@catskillcenter.org or845.586.2611.

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Rock Painting Workshop (All ages, Drop-In)
Aug
26
10:00am10:00am

Rock Painting Workshop (All ages, Drop-In)

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artist Susan Togut will teach 3 free drop-in workshops (August 19, 26 and September 2) on hand-painting rocks. The FREE workshops will run from 10 am to 2 pm each day. Come for one Saturday or all three; stop by for 15 minutes or stay for all 4 hours. The finished products will be incorporated into Ms. Togut’s public art sculpture, “Wisdom Trees: Embracing the Cycles of Life” located at the CIC along Route 28.

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Trail Tales Storytime
Aug
31
10:30am10:30am

Trail Tales Storytime

Every Thursday morning in July and August, join Catskill Center staff and special guests for a unique storytime experience under the trees on our beautiful, fully accessible nature trail. Each week children will enjoy stories, songs and hands-on nature activities on a different theme inspired by the local environment. Recommended for ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Children must attend with an adult caregiver. 
 

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Rock Painting Workshop (All ages, Drop-In)
Sep
2
10:00am10:00am

Rock Painting Workshop (All ages, Drop-In)

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artist Susan Togut will teach 3 free drop-in workshops (August 19, 26 and September 2) on hand-painting rocks. The FREE workshops will run from 10 am to 2 pm each day. Come for one Saturday or all three; stop by for 15 minutes or stay for all 4 hours. The finished products will be incorporated into Ms. Togut’s public art sculpture, “Wisdom Trees: Embracing the Cycles of Life” located at the CIC along Route 28.

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Fall Family Day at the CIC!
Sep
2
10:00am10:00am

Fall Family Day at the CIC!

  • Maurice D Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Outdoor fun for families with kids of all ages! Enjoy storytime under the trees, hands-on science programs, and art activities as you explore the Catskill Interpretive Center's beautiful, fully accessible nature trail. Learn how to identify animal tracks (and make your own!), work together to complete our new interactive scavenger hunts, and lots more!

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Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Foraging Walk, Talk and Tasting
Sep
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Foraging Walk, Talk and Tasting

Learn more about the midsummer flora of the Catskills and Hudson Valley with chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café. Rob will lead an hour long walk around the Catskills Interpretive Center grounds during which we’ll learn to identify wild edibles common in the region. The walk will be followed by a short presentation outlining how to use some of the products found on the walk, and a tasting of some of these wild foods.

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Creating Mandalas Workshop - Youth (Ages 12-18)
Sep
16
to Sep 23

Creating Mandalas Workshop - Youth (Ages 12-18)

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artist Susan Togut will teach a three-week Creating Mandalas workshop for youth ages 12-18. The workshop will meet on three Fridays; August 11, 18 and 25, from 10am - noon. Participants will create one-sided mandalas for pathways that surround Ms. Togut's "Wisdom Trees: Embracing the Cycles of Life" public art sculpture currently on display on Route 28 at the Catskill Interpretive Center. Participants will also have the opportunity to creatively paint rocks to be used along the pathways. A $15 materials fee is due at the time of registration. To register visit www.catskillinterpretive center.org/cic-events/ or contact Katie at kpalm@catskillcenter.org or 845.586.2611.

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Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally - Route Stop
Sep
23
to Sep 24

Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally - Route Stop

The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center is pleased to be a designated stop along the route of the Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally, the first of a planned series of events to commemorate the 1903 Historic Auto Endurance Run. More information to come. To register your own vehicle for the rally or for more information on enjoying the event as a spectator, visit www.1903autorun.com.

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Rock Painting Workshop (All ages, Drop-In)
Aug
19
10:00am10:00am

Rock Painting Workshop (All ages, Drop-In)

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artist Susan Togut will teach 3 free drop-in workshops (August 19, 26 and September 2) on hand-painting rocks. The FREE workshops will run from 10 am to 2 pm each day. Come for one Saturday or all three; stop by for 15 minutes or stay for all 4 hours. The finished products will be incorporated into Ms. Togut’s public art sculpture, “Wisdom Trees: Embracing the Cycles of Life” located at the CIC along Route 28.

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Trail Tales Storytime
Aug
17
10:30am10:30am

Trail Tales Storytime

Every Thursday morning in July and August, join Catskill Center staff and special guests for a unique storytime experience under the trees on our beautiful, fully accessible nature trail. Each week children will enjoy stories, songs and hands-on nature activities on a different theme inspired by the local environment. Recommended for ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Children must attend with an adult caregiver. 
 

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Mutual Muses in the Catskills: Performance and Poetry
Aug
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Mutual Muses in the Catskills: Performance and Poetry

Composer Robert Cucinotta and poet and soprano Sharon Israel will discuss their unique roles as each other's muses. Cucinotta will play electronic works inspired by Israel's poems; Israel will read from her new chapbook Voice Lesson, including poems set to music by Cucinotta or inspired by his compositions. 

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Trail Tales Storytime
Aug
10
10:30am10:30am

Trail Tales Storytime

Every Thursday morning in July and August, join Catskill Center staff and special guests for a unique storytime experience under the trees on our beautiful, fully accessible nature trail. Each week children will enjoy stories, songs and hands-on nature activities on a different theme inspired by the local environment. Recommended for ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Children must attend with an adult caregiver. 
 

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Aug
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Coats We Wear

Learn more about the local animals by getting up close and personal with their furs. Design your own creature with its own unique adaptations! This program is free and open to the public. No registration required. Presented by SCA’s Excelsior Conservation Corps.

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Aug
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

History of the Catskills

How did the Catskills get their name? What happened to the American Chestnut? Do you know the history of music in the Catskills? The Catskill Mountains have a rich and exciting story. Travel back in time with the members of ECC to explore precious moments in Catskill history. This program is free and open to the public. No registration required. Presented by SCA’s Excelsior Conservation Corps.

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Trail Tales Storytime
Aug
3
10:30am10:30am

Trail Tales Storytime

Every Thursday morning in July and August, join Catskill Center staff and special guests for a unique storytime experience under the trees on our beautiful, fully accessible nature trail. Each week children will enjoy stories, songs and hands-on nature activities on a different theme inspired by the local environment. Recommended for ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Children must attend with an adult caregiver. 
 

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Trail Tales Storytime
Jul
27
10:30am10:30am

Trail Tales Storytime

Every Thursday morning in July and August, join Catskill Center staff and special guests for a unique storytime experience under the trees on our beautiful, fully accessible nature trail. Each week children will enjoy stories, songs and hands-on nature activities on a different theme inspired by the local environment. Recommended for ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Children must attend with an adult caregiver. 
 

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Jul
25
3:30pm 3:30pm

History of the Catskills

How did the Catskills get their name? What happened to the American Chestnut? Do you know the history of music in the Catskills? The Catskill Mountains have a rich and exciting story. Travel back in time with the members of ECC to explore precious moments in Catskill history. This program is free and open to the public. No registration required. Presented by SCA’s Excelsior Conservation Corps.

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Trail Tales Storytime
Jul
20
10:30am10:30am

Trail Tales Storytime

Every Thursday morning in July and August, join Catskill Center staff and special guests for a unique storytime experience under the trees on our beautiful, fully accessible nature trail. Each week children will enjoy stories, songs and hands-on nature activities on a different theme inspired by the local environment. Recommended for ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Children must attend with an adult caregiver. 
 

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Trail Tales Storytime
Jul
13
10:30am10:30am

Trail Tales Storytime

Every Thursday morning in July and August, join Catskill Center staff and special guests for a unique storytime experience under the trees on our beautiful, fully accessible nature trail. Each week children will enjoy stories, songs and hands-on nature activities on a different theme inspired by the local environment. Recommended for ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Children must attend with an adult caregiver. 
 

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2nd Annual Invasive Species Pull
Jul
12
9:00am 9:00am

2nd Annual Invasive Species Pull

Join the Catskill Center and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the second annual invasive species pull at the Catskill Interpretive Center. Enjoy a day of learning about and pulling invasive plants along a stream corridor to help encourage a diverse and native streamside ecosystem. Come dressed to get dirty! Tools and snacks will be provided.

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Jul
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Follow the Beaten Path

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints. Hike around on a conservation themed walk on the Catskill Interpretive Center nature trail and join our discussion about minimizing our impact on the land. This event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required. Presented by SCA’s Excelsior Conservation Corps. 

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Images of The Borscht Belt with Marisa Scheinfeld
Jul
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Images of The Borscht Belt with Marisa Scheinfeld

Join author and photographer Marisa Scheinfeld as she presents selections from her book THE BORSCHT BELT, which contains 129 photographs, Borscht Belt ephemera and a re-photographic series of “now”, and “then” imagery composed by using found postcards and creating a mirror image of their present day depictions. Through an illustrated lecture, she will detail the history of the Borscht Belt, its rise, fall and impact of the Borscht Belt while discussing her research, field-based process, investigations and the layered meanings she sees in the photographs.

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Trail Tales Storytime
Jul
6
10:30am10:30am

Trail Tales Storytime

Every Thursday morning in July and August, join Catskill Center staff and special guests for a unique storytime experience under the trees on our beautiful, fully accessible nature trail. Each week children will enjoy stories, songs and hands-on nature activities on a different theme inspired by the local environment. Recommended for ages 3-7, but all are welcome. Children must attend with an adult caregiver. 
 

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Making Connections
Jun
27
3:30pm 3:30pm

Making Connections

Does a beetle play a role in the life of a black bear? Find out how different species of plants and animals influence each other in ways you might not have thought about. This program is free and open to the public. No advance registration required. Presented by  SCA’s Excelsior Conservation Corps.

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Going Out on a (Tree) Limb
Jun
25
1:30pm 1:30pm

Going Out on a (Tree) Limb

What do trees do? How do they make food? How do they get water? What are the parts of a tree? We'll explore these questions with a series of hands-on games and activities and discover the secrets behind the bark. This program is free and open to the public. No advance registration required. Presented by SCA’s Excelsior Conservation Corps. 

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Outdoors Looking Inward - Beginner Meditation
Jun
24
10:00am10:00am

Outdoors Looking Inward - Beginner Meditation

Find your inner peace in this outdoor beginner meditation class. All are welcome, no experience in meditation is necessary. Come to clear your mind and enjoy the sounds of nature. Bring something comfortable to sit on, if desired. This class is free and open to the public. No registration required. Presented by SCA’s Excelsior Conservation Corps.

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Ready or Not: Black Bears in the Catskills!
Jun
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ready or Not: Black Bears in the Catskills!

Black bear populations have been increasing in New York State since the early 1900s. Bears are a magnificent part of the natural world, and populations of healthy bears are indicative of a healthy forest ecosystem. But with more bears come more opportunities for bear-human conflicts, which peak in the Catskills each year in June. Join NYSDEC Senior Wildlife Biologist Matt Merchant for a fascinating talk on black bear biology and behavior, and learn how to best prevent conflicts with bears on the hiking trail and in your own backyard.

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Invasive Species ID and iMapInvasives Training
Jun
3
10:00am10:00am

Invasive Species ID and iMapInvasives Training

Join New York’s invasive species early detection network by learning how to use iMapInvasives, an online mapping system shared by citizen scientists, educators, and natural resource professionals. You can even use your smartphone to report new findings. The NY Natural Heritage Program will offer a free session on June 3rd, 2017 at the Catskill Interpretive Center, with beginner and advanced levels, plus identification sessions at some of the locations. Visit www.nyimapinvasives.org for schedule details and registration, and contact imapinvasives@nynhp.org with general questions. Bring a brown bag lunch.

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