Aug
4
to Dec 31

Streams- Art in Motion at Morgan Outdoors

Saturday, August 4th 1:00 – 3:00pm" We're having an Opening Reception for an exciting new exhibition, "Streams – Art in motion", with cool interactive features. You'll meet talented local artists (and all-around outdoorsy gals) Robyn Almquist and Naomi Teppich. Your official invitation is attached! Our thanks to the Catskill Art Society for being our fiscal sponsor.

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Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Walk in the Headwaters from Morgan Outdoors

Livingston Manor, NY   On Saturday, September 8th at 1:00pm, as part of the exhibition “Streams – art in motion” highlighting the Delaware River watershed, participating sculptor Naomi Teppich will lead two outings along Delaware River tributaries in the Livingston Manor area. There she will discuss her inspirations received from the natural beauty of these environments to create her sculptures.


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Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Antique Engine Jamboree & Powerfest at Hanford Mills Museum

[East Meredith, NY August 29, 2018]  The ingenuity of the past will be showcased at the 35th annual Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree and Powerfest on Saturday, September 8 from 10 am–4 pm. The Museum grounds will be filled with the rumbles and whirs of antique tractors, cars, trucks, motorcycles, outboard motors,  hit and miss engines, water-cooled and air-cooled gas engines

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13th Annual West Kortright Fair
Sep
2
12:00 PM12:00

13th Annual West Kortright Fair

(EAST MEREDITH) The West Kortright Centre presents its 13th Annual West Kortright Fair on Sunday, September 2, from noon-6PM, rain or shine.Admission to this event is pay-what-you-can. Enjoy a full afternoon of foot-stompin’ music under the big tent, a huge rummage sale and silent auction, a multitude of local artisans, a group art exhibit, and lots of family fun.

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Vieux Farka Touré at the West Kortright Centre
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Vieux Farka Touré at the West Kortright Centre

(EAST MEREDITH) On Sunday, August 19,  at 7pm, the West Kortright Centre presents Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré. This internationally renowned guitar virtuoso is breaking new ground for West African music with his innovative blend of Malian blues, praise song, funk, reggae, and rock. Backed by the hypnotic grooves of his trio, Touré lets loose with exceptional solos, earning him the moniker “Hendrix of the Sahara.” With 11 critically acclaimed albums in his repertoire, Vieux Farka Touré has established himself as one of Africa’s most dazzling guitarists as well as one of its most exciting musicians. His live performances are highly energized, and Vieux is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar, as well as his palpable charisma and luminous smile.


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Neave Trio Presented by Friends of Music of Stamford NY
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Neave Trio Presented by Friends of Music of Stamford NY

Stamford, NY – On Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 3pm, the Neave Trio (Anna Williams, violin; Mikhail Veselov, cello; Eri Nakamura, piano) is presented by Friends of Music of Stamford NY atStamford United Methodist Church (88 Main Street). On this program, Neave will perform Haydn’s Piano Trio in G minor H. XV No. 1; Schumann’s Piano Trio in G minor Op. 110; Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67; and Debussy’s Piano Trio in in G major. Attendees are invited to stay for a post-concert reception with refreshments.    

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All Aboard! The U&D RR presented by Wes Coates
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

All Aboard! The U&D RR presented by Wes Coates

The sthird event of the “Besides The Tracks in the Historic Phoenicia Railway Station” summer series of presentations will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Featured speaker will be Wes Coates, Executive Director of the Catskill Revitalization Corporation and General Manager of the Delaware & Ulster Railroad. Mr Coates’s presentation will not only be on the Arkville Tourist Train’s operations but will touch upon the need for for future cooperation amongst the various museums, railroads and historical societies throughout the area.



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Harmony Singing Workshop at the West Kortright Centre
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Harmony Singing Workshop at the West Kortright Centre

EAST MEREDITH)  Val Mindel– longtime musician, teacher, and workshop leader­is known for bringing out the best in singers, whatever their level. Her specialty is the close, “buzzy” effect that makes American old-time, bluegrass and country harmony so compelling. On Saturday, August 11, from 2-5 PM, she will teach a three-hour workshop for all ages & level of experience at the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith.

Participants will create chord-based country harmonies and the characteristic buzzy close-harmony blend that is so much a part of American roots music. The afternoon features non-stop American old-time, bluegrass, and country harmony singing, working knee-to-knee with other workshop participants. Everything is taught by ear, with word sheets. Val also provides workable harmony parts for all the songs, so you can recreate the experience with your friends and family at home.

$40/$35 (WKC Members). Pre-regitsration required. Call The WKC at (607) 278-5454 or visit westkc.org for more information.

Val has taught at numerous music camps and at classes in the U.S. and abroad, as well as regular workshops at Brooklyn’s old-time music school, Jalopy.  She performs in various combinations, including with California-based Any Old Time, with her daughter and old-time country musician Emily Miller, and with banjoist and songwriter Joe Newberry. Val has just finished a book on folk music, part of the “So You Want To Sing” series for Rowman & Littlefield and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She lives in Elkins, West Virginia.

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East Meets West Theater Workshop
Aug
9
to Aug 30

East Meets West Theater Workshop

(EAST MEREDITH)   The West Kortright Centre is offering its ninth annual East Meets West theater workshop series for teens and adults this August. Taught by actress and performance artist Lanny Harrison, the workshop will be held on four Thursdays: August 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 7–9 PM, off-site at the instructor’s East Meredith barn studio. The workshop fee is $60 ($45 for WKC members). Individual sessions are $15. For more information and directions to Lanny’s Barn, call (607) 278-5454.

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31st Annual Shakespeare in the Valley Weekend at West Kortright Centre
Aug
3
to Aug 4

31st Annual Shakespeare in the Valley Weekend at West Kortright Centre

EAST MEREDITH) On Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, the West Kortright Centre will present its 31st Annual Shakespeare in the Valley weekend.These back to back performances are the culmination of The Centre’s Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops (YPTAW)— a long-standing theater program for teens that cycles through Shakespeare’s repertoire. For more three decades, these recurring workshops have played an important role throughout the formative years of many of its participants, developing self-confidence and lasting friendships among young people from a wide-range of backgrounds.

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Opening Reception for Lisbeth Engel's Drawings at the West Kortright Centre
Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception for Lisbeth Engel's Drawings at the West Kortright Centre

(EAST MEREDITH) A gallery show of drawings by Lisbeth Engel opens at the West Kortright Centre on Friday, July 27nd, with a reception from 5-7PMThis event is free and open to the public, with refreshments provided by Brewery Ommegang and The WKC. The exhibit runs through August 25th, viewable during West Kortright Centre events or by appointment during regular office hours.

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Gala Dance Under the Stars at West Kortright Centre
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Gala Dance Under the Stars at West Kortright Centre

EAST MEREDITH) For each of the last 29 years, the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith has presented one of the world’s great dance bands outdoors on a summer’s night. This year’s Gala Dance Under the Stars will take place on Saturday, July 21, featuring Ginkgoa, a French/American “electro-swing” band. Ginkgoa’s vintage swing-infused electronic music blends influences, languages, eras, and styles to create irresistibly danceable songs.

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AUNTS Art BBQ at the Mount Tremper Arts Center
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

AUNTS Art BBQ at the Mount Tremper Arts Center

AUNTS returns with an experiment in choreography, art, and collective living that culminates in live performance. camp2 brings together artists from assorted disciplines to work autonomously alongside each other to create an immersive dance/performance/party—a dynamic whole no more or less important than its individual parts.

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Juilliard Jazz Ensemble in Stamford NY
Jul
15
3:00 PM15:00

Juilliard Jazz Ensemble in Stamford NY

Stamford) On Sunday, July 15, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble. Four of the most talented young jazz musicians in the world will celebrate tunes by Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and others. The current lineup of the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble features Martin Jaffe (bass), Evan Atwell-Harris (tenor saxophone), Addison Frei (piano), and Cameron MacIntosh (drums).

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19th Century Transportation presented by Jonathan Palmer
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

19th Century Transportation presented by Jonathan Palmer

The second event of the “Besides The Tracks in the Historic Phoenicia Railway Station” summer series of presentations will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Featured speaker will be Jonathan Palmer, the Greene County Historical Society’s Vedder Research Library Archivist. Mr Palmer’s “19th Century Transportation” is sure to enlighten attendees as to the efforts it takes to ensure conservation of historical artifacts and to the importance of the railways in our region in the late 1800s. 

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Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Franklin Method Wellness Workshop at West Kortright Centre

(EAST MEREDITH) The West Kortright Centre will host a Franklin Method wellness workshop on Saturday, July 14th, from 10am-1pm. The Franklin Method teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized. Using anatomical understanding and awareness along with simple exercises, participants can create lasting positive change in both body and mind.

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Hotel Kaaterskill: an Illustrated Presentation by George Harding and Bob Gildersleeve 
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Hotel Kaaterskill: an Illustrated Presentation by George Harding and Bob Gildersleeve 

Join MTHS on Friday, July 13th, at 7:00 pm in the Ulster & Delaware Train Station. George Harding, great-great grandson of the original owner of the Hotel Kaaterskill has generously donated approximately 50 photographs of the Hotel Kaaterskill, its grounds and out-buildings. The photos were apparently taken in preparation for the sale of the property. George and Bob have been making a careful study of the photos which include interior views of the billiard room, bowling alley, kitchen, theater, a guest room and other surprises. Included is the only photo we’ve ever seen of the wood frame hotel laundry.

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Meredith Monk at the West Kortright Centre
Jul
7
7:30 PM19:30

Meredith Monk at the West Kortright Centre

Iconic composer/singer/director/choreographer Meredith Monk returns to the West Kortright Centre for her 11th performance at the venue since 1979. On Saturday, July 7, starting at 7:30pm, Meredith Monk takes the stage with four members of her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble—Katie Geissinger, Allison Sniffin,Allison Easter, and Ellen Fisher—for an evening of music from her newest work, Cellular Songs.

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Sam Baker Performs at the West Kortright Centre
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Sam Baker Performs at the West Kortright Centre

(EAST MEREDITH) On Saturday, June 23, highly acclaimed Texas troubadour Sam Baker performs at the West Kortright Centre at 8PM. One of the most captivating songwriters in America, Baker’s sparse, literary ballads give voice to emotions both tender and bitter, personal and universal, drawn from the details of everyday life. 

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Group Photography Show Opening Reception at the West Kortright Centre
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Group Photography Show Opening Reception at the West Kortright Centre

(EAST MEREDITH) A group photography show opens at the West Kortright Centre on Friday, June 22nd, with a reception from 5-7PMThis event is free and open to the public, with refreshments provided by Brewery Ommegang and The WKC. The exhibit runs through July 24th, viewable during West Kortright Centre events or by appointment during regular office hours.

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WindSync performs in Stamford
Jun
17
3:00 PM15:00

WindSync performs in Stamford

Stamford) Sunday, June 17, at 3pm, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents WindSync, a prizewinning Houston-based wind quintet. The ensemble is recognized for dramatic, highly thematic, fully memorized concert presentations that feature landmark quintets, new works by American composers, and premiere arrangements of standard repertoire. Garrett Hudson (flute), Emily Tsai (oboe), Julian Hernandez (clarinet), Kara LaMoure (bassoon), and Anni Hochhalter (French horn) take a special interest in reaching children, families, and underserved audiences with the goal of increasing accessibility and cultural significance of wind chamber music.


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Spring Springs at Mount Tremper Arts Center
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Spring Springs at Mount Tremper Arts Center

Dancer, choreographer, and curator Mina Nishimura plays match-maker to three groups of artists and the bucolic grounds of Mount Tremper Arts. In this oddly perfect marriage, MTA’s unique spirit and environment feed inspiration to the artists, who in turn activate and nurture the space.

Witness their mutual affection in Julie Mayo’s absurd yet thoughtful use of body, language, and space; Athena Kokoronis + Laurel Atwell’s use of intuition as a driving force to say where the structure and the frames of art and life appear, overlap, and are removed; and BOOM BAT GESTURE’s vivid energy and fearlessly experimental and mischievous spirit.

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Choir Choir Choir at the West Kortright Center
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Choir Choir Choir at the West Kortright Center

(EAST MEREDITH) On Saturday, June 16, at 8pm, the West Kortright Centre presents YouTube sensation Choir! Choir! Choir!—a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. The duo takes a non-traditional approach to choir directing; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. At this experiential and participatory event, they will be leading the audience-choir in an original arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” which is especially fitting, given The Centre’s repurposed church venue.

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Friends of Music of Stamford NY Presents Formosa Quartet
May
20
3:00 PM15:00

Friends of Music of Stamford NY Presents Formosa Quartet

Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the Formosa Quartet. Formed in 2002, this string ensemble is committed to championing Taiwanese music, as well as exploring diverse and adventurous mediums. Members Jasmine Lin (violin), Wayne Lee (violin), Che-Yen Chen (viola), and Deborah Pae (cello) hold degrees from the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, and New England Conservatory. They have established themselves as leading solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians and performed in major venues throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.

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Auditions for Opening Acts: Young Artists Showcase 2018
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Auditions for Opening Acts: Young Artists Showcase 2018

he West Kortright Centre will hold auditions for Opening Acts: Young Artists Showcase 2018 starting at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 20. Now in its 27th year, the Young Artists Showcase project encourages the artistic development of future generations. Children and young adults ages 10-21 who attend schools or whose primary residences are in Delaware, Otsego, Chenango, and Schoharie counties are invited to audition for the opportunity to perform for five minutes prior to scheduled concerts by world-class musicians from around the globe.

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To Music (Scene 3)
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

To Music (Scene 3)

Where does music come from? This darkly comic opera, a collaboration between composer Nick Hallett and filmmaker Josh Thorson, looks at the nature of inspiration, originality, and illusion to attempt an answer to this question. Through the cautionary tale of a fictional composer’s social media behavior, To Music investigates the creative process and its distractions—a portrait of the artist on Facebook.

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Fish Frenzy
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Fish Frenzy

The Pine Hill library invites you to join us for our Fish Frenzy, come fishing (catch and release) with us at Belleayre Beach (in Pine Hill) from 2 - 5 pm on Saturday, May 19th 2018. Bring your own fishing pole or borrow one at the library, bait will be provided. Call for more information 845 254 4222

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