On Sunday, November 19, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents Ensemble Chaconne: European Masters in 18th Century London. Join the ensemble for a vivid, historically informed performance of music heard in the royal courts, salons, and great country houses of 18thcentury England. The concert will showcase the English guitar (popular in 18th century London but rarely heard today), with baroque flute, viola da gamba, and baroque lute. Repertoire will include masterpieces by Handel and Vivaldi, favorites of Londoners during the first half of the century, and selections by other great European composers who settled in London later: J. C. Bach, Carl Friedrich Abel (the last great viola da gamba virtuoso), famed oboist Johann Christian Fischer, and illustrious violinist Felice de Giardini, among others.
The Friends of the Phoenicia Library announced today that they will present a screening of the film Man on Wire and a post-screening Q&A with Philippe Petit, universal poet laureate of the high wire, on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Phoenicia Playhouse in Phoenicia, NY. The event will benefit the Phoenicia Library.
Mohonk Consultations invites you to a day-long conference as we explore how local leaders, landowners, land managers, and land-use planners can work across political boundaries and property lines to preserve and restore connections in nature. Speakers will share innovative planning tools and approaches, as well as successful case studies from the Hudson Valley that are protecting habitat and landscape connectivity. Through Q&A and discussions, participants will have an opportunity to examine the barriers and opportunities for preserving landscape connections in their own work, whether at the site-scale or across municipalities.
(EAST MEREDITH) On Sunday, November 5th at 2PM, the West Kortright Centre presents the closing event of its 2017 season—a celebration of flamenco music and dance. Members of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, one of America’s premier Spanish dance companies, will perform an entertaining and educational program in colorful, traditional costumes. Four artists—two dancers, a singer, and a guitarist—will demonstrate the flamenco dance form as well as explain its intricacies, cultural history, and details of the instruments involved. Audience participation is a vital aspect of the experience, which will be followed by a question & answer session and end with a Spanish-inspired reception.
The Catskill Watershed Corporation, in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, will sponsor the premiere performance by Arm of the Sea Theater of“City That Drinks the Mountain Sky, Part Two” on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Ashokan Reservoir fountains, 2389 Route 28A in Olivebridge.
Come join us from 11AM to 2PM on Saturday, October 14th to plant trees and for a free lunch! Join the Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU), and the Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District (DCSWCD), along the East Branch of the Delaware River in Halcottsville, NY to help protect the stream and improve habitat for trout. Trees along streams improve water quality, reduce streambank erosion, offer quality food and habitat for wildlife, and help to shade streams to keep water cool and help to improve trout habitat in this section of the East Branch Delaware River. Come to the event and learn more about why it's important to plant native trees and shrubs along streams, and have a free lunch!!
The perennial fall favorite, the Woodsmen’s Festival at Hanford Mills Museum, will be held on Saturday, October 14. It features music, horse-drawn wagon rides, kids’ activities, and exhibits by woodworkers, forestry organizations, and local businesses and organizations. Visitors also can see the historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop operating just as it did a century ago.
John Thompson, Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership Coordinator, updates us on how Catskill forests have changed since John Burroughs tramped through these woods. Forests are now threatened by the introduction of species that would be unfamiliar to Burroughs.
Exciting things are happening since we explored the Rail Trail and Falls last year. Plans for our contribution to the Lark in the Park will develop and be announced as the highly anticipated changes come in to clearer view. Register by calling MTHS at (518) 589-6657 (leave name/phone number/# in party) or by email at email@example.com
HOBART-BOVINA AREA) On Sunday, October 1st, from 11AM to 4PM, the West Kortright Centre will hold its first Barn Tour fundraiser. Take a self-guided tour of the structures that characterize our region’s agricultural heritage and hilly farmland. Get an up-close look at iconic bank and ramp-style barns, the cupolas that decorate and ventilate them, their timber frames, and the stone foundations upon which they are built.
There's still time to register for the Best Cyclist in the Universe! What is a Tri-Bike-athon? Three stages of the race, you race them ALL on a bike....or 3 different bikes! The 3 stages are: Enduro, Road and Cross Country MTB.
Storm's Appalachian Trail Journey: Railroad Style will be presented by Moe "Storm" Lemire at the Empire State Railway Museum in Phoenicia on Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m. Free admission, donations welcome. For details go to esrm.com or visit EmpireState Railway Museum on Facebook.
7 pm @ U&D Train Station. A unique look at the role of women and the struggle for women’s sufferage from the Colonial period through the 19<sup>th</sup> century through the lives of Congressman Zadock Pratt Jr.’s five wives, Esther Dickerman, Beda Dickerman, Abigail Watson, Mary Watson and Susie Grimm. This is also the theme of the Zadock Pratt Museum’s 2017 exhibit, which will contain quilts, period clothing & jewelry, kitchen and cleaning items, magazines, books, paintings, etc. Reception following talk. ($3.00 donation requested)
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ the U&D Train Station in Haines Falls. Food will be available. The MTHS will also be selling ephemera from its attic in a special sale. A $3.00 entry fee will be charged at the door.
Join us for an exploration of the Catskill Center's Thorn Preserve on Saturday September 16th at 10am. At this family event we’ll be walking the grounds as we learn about different habitats.
On Saturday night September 2nd, we invite everyone to find a place with a view of your favorite fire tower on the horizon for our 4th annual Lighting of the Fire Towers Event! This event is meant to showcase the history of the five Catskill fire towers and some of our other friends around the state. Find an area in your neighborhood where you have a view of one of the fire towers.
Resonant Bodies Festival features contemporary vocal music and artists in exploration of repertoire, format, or style. Join Kamala Sankaram, Kayleigh Butcher, Odeya Nini, and Davóne Tines for an evening of daring and impassioned premieres. General Admission $20 . Tickets at https://www.artful.ly/mount-tremper-arts/store/events/12084
As the title suggests, Mr. Kudish will talk about recent developments concerning the ecology of the hemlocks in the Catskills. He will use his own illustrations for documentation and easy understanding.
Chris Layman maintains an apiary in partnership with the Catskill Center at Thorn Preserve at the base of Overlook Mountain in Woodstock. These 60 acres of native meadow and riparian zone are protected habitat for pollinators and provide lush sanctuary to our honeybee rescues. All equipment, fencing and labor was donated by Fox Farm Apiary, our gift to the bees and to the community.
With Lisbeth Firmin & Richard Kathmann
Sponsored by Golden Artist Colors & Williamsburg Paints
Students ages 13 and up will benefit from the considerable skills of two well-known artists who live and paint in these hills. Participants of all levels (no prior painting experience necessary) will work outside, painting the vistas and the structures around The West Kortright Centre and The Centre itself.
Saturday, August 26th, may seem a long time away; however, mark your calendars now for an exciting day at the Mountain Top Historical Society campus on Rt. 23A in Haines Falls. The MTHS Annual Open House is adding a new feature: Rip's Country Bazaar with antiques, crafts, and a flea market.
Stamford) On Sunday, August 20, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the fifth concert of its 31st season: the New Asia Chamber Music Society, performing works by Mozart and Brahms, along with Chinese and Taiwanese folk songs. This concert is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, administered in Delaware County by The Roxbury Arts Group, Inc., and by a generous grant from the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation.
Learn about where ginseng grows 1st hand & how it can be preserved. BE PREPARED TO HIKE OFF-TRAIL & UP-HILL. Members free; $20/non-members.