New P90X Class
May
12
Jun 16

New P90X Class

  • Catskill Recreation Center

P90X is a revolutionary system that constantly introduces new moves to challenge your muscles and give you extraordinary results.

May
27
10:00 am10:00

Mountain Top Arboretum Annual Garden Fair

  • Mountain Top Arboretum

Mountain Top Arboretum celebrates its 40th anniversary at this year’s annual Garden Fair.  Master Gardeners will answer questions and offer advice on beautiful perennials and shrubs for sale. 

Planting for Pollinators
Jun
2
3:00 pm15:00

Planting for Pollinators

  • Thorn Preserve

What do sunflowers, lupins and mint have in common? They are all great, native sources of food for bees! Come join Woodstock Land Conservancy and Beekeeper Chris Layman for an afternoon of wildflower planting at Catskill Center's Thorn Preserve. These wildflowers will provide food for the rescued bees at Thorn Preserve Apiary throughout the season. 

Western+Swing Week - Ashokan Center
Jun
25
Jul 1

Western+Swing Week - Ashokan Center

Swing Dance Party & BBQ: Saturday, June 24 before camp (details).

Open to Western+Swing Week campers who need an extra night of fun and to folks who aren’t joining us for the whole week. You can add tickets when registering for camp or purchase à la carte dance and BBQ tickets if you’re not coming to Western+Swing Week.

Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Foraging Walk, Talk and Tasting at Thorn Preserve
Jul
8
3:00 pm15:00

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

  • Thorn Preserve

Learn more about the early summer flora of the Thorn Preserve with chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café. Rob will lead an hour long walk through the preserve during which we’ll learn to identify wild edibles common in the Catskills. 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. Tickets $20 per person. Registration is required.


Wild and Wet - Local Wetlands
May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Wild and Wet - Local Wetlands

  • Phoenicia Library

A fascinating evening in three parts about local wetlands. 
- Jeanne Vitale's locally filmed documentary: Liquidity: The Value of Wetlands.
- Del Orloske, a teacher at the Ashokan Center, shows how to design and protect wetlands in your own backyard.
- A stunning slide show of local wetland birds by photographer and birder Peter Schoenberger.

Scenic Spring Views
May
13
1:30 pm13:30

Scenic Spring Views

  • Catskill Recreation Center

Local artist, Sharon Suess, will lead the session and show you how to paint a scenic spring views.

May 13 1 pm Book Talk with Author Leslie Sharpe
May
13
1:00 pm13:00

May 13 1 pm Book Talk with Author Leslie Sharpe

  • Catskill Center

From Bluebirds to bobcats to black bears . . . Join Leslie T. Sharpe, for a reading from her new book, THE QUARRY FOX AND OTHER CRITTERS OF THE WILD CATSKILLS, and a discussion of our Catskill wildlife. Bring your own stories, and your photos, of your favorite critters to share . . . Everyone one and all ages welcome!"

Walk Thorn with Jeff and Michael
May
10
3:00 pm15:00

Walk Thorn with Jeff and Michael

Join Catskill Center Executive Director Jeff Senterman and Thorn Preserve Manager Michael Drillinger for a walk around Thorn. Discover some local history, plant lore and the near-term plans for improvements at the Thorn Preserve. Located at 55 John Joy Road in Woodstock.

May 7: Used Outdoor Gear Sale at the Erpf Center
May
7
11:00 am11:00

May 7: Used Outdoor Gear Sale at the Erpf Center

  • Catskill Center

In celebration of Spring, the Catskill Center will be hosting a pop-up Used Outdoor Gear Sale at the Erpf Center. We'll be offering all different kinds of used gear for your adventures in the Catskill Park and Catskill region this summer!

May 6 : Used Outdoor Gear Sale at the Erpf Center
May
6
2:00 pm14:00

May 6 : Used Outdoor Gear Sale at the Erpf Center

  • Catskill Center

In celebration of Spring, the Catskill Center will be hosting a pop-up Used Outdoor Gear Sale at the Erpf Center. We'll be offering all different kinds of used gear for your adventures in the Catskill Park and Catskill region this summer!

May
6
9:00 am09:00

MTHS Clean-up Day

  • Mountain Top Historical Society

The Mountain Top Historical Society will emerge from its annual winter hibernation into the sunlight of another exciting season of hikes, programs, and special events.  Beginning at 9:00 a.m. we will be staging groups of willing workers around the Haines Falls campus to clear the cobwebs and clutter of winter. 

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas: Trad String Fling - Ashokan Center
May
5
May 7

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas: Trad String Fling - Ashokan Center

Alasdair and Natalie will return to the Ashokan Center to host their fourth annual Trad String Workshop at the Ashokan Center. World-class Scottish traditional musicians and teachers, their workshops are a fantastic learning experience and tremendous fun for all.

Apr
30
12:00 pm12:00

Writers Unbound (formerly known as Meet the Authors) Writers in the Mountains’ Catskills Literary Festival

  • Union Grove Distillery

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) invites authors residing in, working in, or otherwise connected to the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions to a literary arts and community event and celebration we call Writers Unbound (formerly known as Meet the Authors), the fourth in our series of annual literary festivalsThis year the event takes place Sunday, April 30, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Union Grove Distillery in Arkville, NY. Union Grove is housed in a big old barnlike building featuring comfortable spaces fitted with stainless steel and copper and wood, a roaring fireplace, and the percolation of fine spirits—all making for a perfect environment in which to listen to, talk about, and think about books and writing.

Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

Saugerties Lighthouse and Walkway Over the Hudson

  • New York 32 Saugerties, NY, 12477 United States

The Saugerties Lighthouse [http://www.saugertieslighthouse.com/ http://www.saugertieslighthouse.com/] is located on land jutting out into the Hudson and gives the feeling of being in the center of the river. The trail and Lighthouse area will allow us to view the river and give a nice view of the Catskill Mountains. From the Lighthouse we will drive south to The Walkway over the Hudson for another Hudson River view. 

Watershed Workshop Part II -Art is a Living System
Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

Watershed Workshop Part II -Art is a Living System

  • Willow Drey Farm

PLEASE NOTE, THIS WORKSHOP WILL TAKE PLACE AT WILLOW DREY FARM, 985 HYZER HILL RD., ANDES, NY!

Art is a Living System Workshop

The Catskill Center will host "Art is a Living System", a workshop led by Lisa Jacobson, where we will be composing a watershed story--a living system–-alive, evolving and sustainable. Please note, this workshop is presently full. Together through your unique expressions and experiences you will be revealing detailed information about every other element in the universe. We will be writing, drawing, painting and assembling using old beautiful books.

Catskill Cuisine With Chef Rob Handel : Rethinking Wild Edibles
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Catskill Cuisine With Chef Rob Handel : Rethinking Wild Edibles

  • Catskill Center

Join chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café for a presentation discussing unique ways to utilize wild edibles of the Catskills. Many of the common weeds found in our gardens, pastures, and roadsides can add rich and vibrant flavors to everyday meals. Learn how techniques like fermentation, infusions, pickling, and more can unlock these flavors and turn “weeds” from drab to fab. The presentation will be followed with a Q&A session and samples of foods prepared using the techniques described. Tickets $15 per person. Registration required.

Annual Human Services Expo
Apr
20
10:00 am10:00

Annual Human Services Expo

You are invited to attend the Human Services Expo with over 120 local service providers in attendance to discuss their services and answer any questions.

Apr
17
Apr 21

Full Lifeguarding Class Pool or Waterfront

  • Catskill recreation Center

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Each Day
Must be a level 5 Swimmer
Fee:  Pre- Register $300 Day of Registration:  $325
Waterfront Lifeguarding:  Pre- Register $350 Day of $375

Catskill Recreation Center

651 County Highway 38
Arkville, NY 12406
845-586-6250

DEC's Young Forest Program
Apr
13
6:30 pm18:30

DEC's Young Forest Program

  • Catskill Center

The Catskill Center is hosting Selinda Brandon, Wildlife Biologist at the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Division of Fish and Wildlife will talk about the DEC’s Young Forest Initiative – what is it, what can landowners do, what are the benefits.

John F. McGuigan Jr. A Painter's Paradise: Thomas Cole and His Transformative Experience in Florence, 1831-32
Apr
9
2:00 pm14:00

John F. McGuigan Jr. A Painter's Paradise: Thomas Cole and His Transformative Experience in Florence, 1831-32

Join independent scholar John McGuigan as he explores the critical twelve months Cole lived and worked in Florence, the place Cole’s biographer called “next to home itself, the happiest place in which he ever lived,” and where he produced some of the finest paintings of his career. Tickets $10-$12. This event will be at:

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site

218 Spring Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone 518.943.7465

Storm Hikes the Appalachian Trail
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Storm Hikes the Appalachian Trail

Storm Hikes The Appalachian Trail Slide Show and Talk. April 6th and April 8th at the Pine Hill Community Center from 7-9pm. Each slide show and talk will be slightly different so if you go to both it will be a different experience. Storm will talk you from Georgia to Maine on this 2189 mile Journey.

Storm Hikes The Appalachian Trail
Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Storm Hikes The Appalachian Trail

Storm Hikes The Appalachian Trail Slide Show and Talk. April 6th and April 8th at the Pine Hill Community Center from 7-9pm. Each slide show and talk will be slightly different so if you go to both it will be a different experience. Storm will talk you from Georgia to Maine on this 2189 mile Journey.

Apr
3
May 8

Eat Smart Be Active What's on My Plate

  • Catskill Recreation Center

The Catskill Recreation Center in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a free 6 session series that covers topics such as: 
Strategies to stretch food dollars
Reading food labels
Saving time and money with menu planning
Preparing healthy/tasty meals in 30 minutes or less
Advantages of whole grains
Keeping food safe
Finding ways to be active during the workday
Rethinking your drink
Creative ways to add more fruits and vegetables to meals
How to eat less sugar, salt and fat
Free recipes and food tastings!
As part of the class there will be a fitness component.  The classes will take place on Mondays starting April 3 at 1:00 PM. 
There will be no cost to participants. 

 

 

 

 

main street book camp
Apr
3
Apr 4

main street book camp

An intensive two day training and networking conference full of workshops, panel discussions, and networking designed to help us embrace opportunities and address issues on our main streets!

Bluestone Wild Forest Spring Clean-up!
Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Bluestone Wild Forest Spring Clean-up!

Start the spring off right with giving back to our environment and helping clean-up the popular Bluestone Wild Forest in Kingston, NY. On Saturday, April 1st we will be leading a clean-up team to clean up the main entrance and parking area of Onterora Lake right off of Route 28. 

Catskill 360: Photography by Alan Powell
Apr
1
May 20

Catskill 360: Photography by Alan Powell

  • Catskill Center

The Catskill Center is pleased to announce the opening of Catskill 360, a show of immersive photographs by Alan Powell. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 2-4pm at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery. The show is scheduled from April 1st thru May 20th. Alan Powell’s photographs capture unique scenes from across the region using a special technique that stitches together multiple images into an immersive 360 degree view.

Bruce Molsky & Debra Clifford: Old Time Rollick At the Ashokan Center
Mar
31
Apr 2

Bruce Molsky & Debra Clifford: Old Time Rollick At the Ashokan Center

Join Bruce Molsky & Debra Clifford of our Southern Week staff at the Ashokan Center. They will once again host this Old Time Music weekend immersion camp. Beginner, intermediate and advanced fiddle, banjo, guitar, old time singing and ballads, a gospel sing, square dancing, jam sessions and more! See more information below about the staff, schedule, tuition, work-exchange positions, lodging, and more.

Jean Dunbar, Matthew Mosca , Margaret Saliske. Buried Treasure: Thomas Coles Decoration of Cedar Grove
Mar
12
2:00 pm14:00

Jean Dunbar, Matthew Mosca , Margaret Saliske. Buried Treasure: Thomas Coles Decoration of Cedar Grove

Meet the trio of historic interiors experts – Jean Dunbar, of Historic Design, Inc.; Matthew Mosca, of Artifex, Ltd.; and Margaret Saliske, of IN SITU Furniture Restoration – as they reveal the real story behind the amazing discovery of Thomas Cole’s detailed decorative paintings on the walls of his home that had been hidden from view for over a century and will be uncovered with the completion of the Parlors Project opening May 2017. Tickets $10-$12 . This event is at:

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site. 218 Spring Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone 518.943.7465