Gathering Woodstock Women
Jun
16
Sep 3

Gathering Woodstock Women

A Celebration of the New York State Women's Suffrage Centennial

June 17, 2017 though September 3, 2017, Saturdays & Sundays 1-5 pm

An opening reception will be held Friday, June 16 from 7-9 pm.

Jul
28
Jul 29

Bio Blitz

  • Thorn Preserve

The Catskill Center and the Woodstock Land Conservancy Present the 2017 Thorn Preserve Bio Blitz. Come be a Citizen Scientist. 

Catskill Forest Festival
Jul
29
10:00 am10:00

Catskill Forest Festival

  • Margaretville Park

Annual Celebration of the Catskill Mountain Forest. Live demonstrations, forest-based vendors, crafts, education, activities, food & more. Donations welcomed.

 

Aug
26
Aug 27

Bee Walk with Chris Layman

  • Thorn Preserve

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.


The Catskill Center's Annual Summer Gathering
Jul
15
11:00 am11:00

The Catskill Center's Annual Summer Gathering

  • Peekamoose Restaurant

The 2017 Catskill Center Summer Gathering will be held at the Peekamoose Restaurant and Tap Room on Saturday, July 15th from 11am to 2pm.

Considered by many to be one of the Catskills premier restaurants, the Peekamoose will be preparing a delicious, locally-sourced luncheon just for us!

At the Gathering we will be honoring New York State Deputy Commissioner of Natural Resources Kathy Moser, Catskill Center Past-President Claude Shostal and retiring Red Hill Fire Tower Project Chair Doug Hamilton.

Executive Director Jeff Senterman will be presenting the 2016 Annual Report and will be speaking of the Center's work for the rest of 2017 and into the future.

Seating is limited and tickets are required for each guest at this event. 

Managing a Woodlot for Considering Deer Browse
Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

Managing a Woodlot for Considering Deer Browse

  • Penguin Ice Cream and Snack Bar

NYS DEC Forester–Nathan Funk–will show examples of how the DEC is coping with deer browse on the Steam Mill State Forest. Be prepared to walk in the woods. Members free; $10/non-members.

Opening Reception: Paintings by Erik Schoonebeek
Jul
14
5:00 pm17:00

Opening Reception: Paintings by Erik Schoonebeek

  • West Kortright Centre

MEREDITH) Erik Schoonebeek grew up in Delhi, NY and counts his experiences at the West Kortright Centre as being formative to becoming an artist and an adult. The WKC is now pleased to feature Schoonebeek as its next exhibiting artist. His solo show opens on Friday, July 14th, with a reception from 5-7PMThis event is free and open to the public, with food and drink generously provided by caterer Rod Sauquillo and Brewery Ommegang. The exhibit runs through August 26th, viewable during West Kortright Centre events or by appointment.

Jul
9
1:30 pm13:30

Bees, Honey, and You

  • Blue Deer Center

Join Will Patterson and his beekeeper friends at Blue Deer Center to learn about the workings of a honey bee hive. Participants will gain a better understanding of the crucial relationship between Human Beings and our environment. Learn why bees are vital beyond the production of honey.

The whole family will have fun with a program like this!

We will end with a Q&A period.

Fresh honey will also be for sale!

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.

Jul
8
2:00 pm14:00

Stamford Golf Tournament

  • Stamford Golf Club

Margaretville Health Foundation Annual Golf Tournament. 2:00 PM shotgun start. FMI/registration. Please Contact 845-586-2631

Sketching From Nature with artist Jen Ferguson
Jul
8
10:30 am10:30

Sketching From Nature with artist Jen Ferguson

  • Catskill Center

The workshop will begin with a brief walk- through of the exhibition currently on view at the Erpf Gallery (works by 2016 artists in residence at the Platte Clove Cabin) and discussion of the different interpretations of nature and setting. Then a walk outside the Catskill Center and, weather permitting, time sketching outside. Jen will provide tips on drawing, composition and watercolor painting, along with some artist’s secrets on how to draw trees and flowers. Everyone will have a piece of art to take home, and a new perspective on how to interpret the beauty all around us through their own personal art forms.

Giant Ledge Discovery Hike with Paul Misko
Jul
8
9:45 am09:45

Giant Ledge Discovery Hike with Paul Misko

  • Giant Ledge Parking Area

Join us on Saturday, July 8 th for a hike to a fantastic view up Giant Ledge. Along the way learn about some local history, hear some great stories, and see some critters. Bring lunch, drinks, rain jacket, and wear good hiking shoes.

Jul
1
10:00 am10:00

Nature's Palette: Make Your Own Oil and Watercolor Paint from Stone

  • Catskill Center

A workshop lead by Catskill Mountain Artist and former Catskill Center Artist in Residence Laura Leigh. Join us for a hands-on demonstration. Laura will walk through her own method of creating oil and watercolor paint from stone. This process includes crushing, sifting, and then applying pigment to painting medium. Laura will also discuss basic Catskill geology, safety procedures, areas of the Catskills where she collects her stones, benefits of creating your own artist materials, and applying these unique pigments to your painting process. Each student will create a small amount of their own stone pigment to bring home.

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.

Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

A Morning of Mindfulness on the Comeau

  • Comeau Property

Please join us on the Great lawn of the Comeau for a Morning of Mindfulness. We will begin with gentle qigong movement exercises, designed to align and attune our bodies, minds, and spirits with nature and the potent beauty of summer in Woodstock.These movements are simple, profound, and can be done by people of all fitness levels. This part of the morning will last approximately 1/2 hour and will be followed by a guided mindfulness walk, in silence, through the tranquil woods and along the dramatic Sawkill Creek.

Jun
24
2:00 pm14:00

Catskill Rivers and Trails

  • Morgan Outdoors

The public is invited to Catskill Rivers and Trails, an exhibition of photographs from the book “Land of Little Rivers” by Austin McK. Francis, accompanied by detailed maps of nearby Catskill public trails - an exciting combination for anyone who enjoys natural beauty and outdoor experiences in the Catskills. Hosted by Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY.

Evening Bird Walk
Jun
21
6:30 pm18:30

Evening Bird Walk

  • Thorn Preserve

Join John Thompson and Jamie Deppen for an evening bird walk at the Thorn Preserve. The walk will explore the diverse habitats of the Thorn Preserve from upland meadows to streamside woods. We will have the opportunity to see and hear grassland birds, forest birds, and birds of a riparian corridor, during the heart of the birds’ breeding season.
 

Jun
12
5:30 pm17:30

Catskill Women Network

  • Sundaes

Most people are familiar with Kellie Ann Sullivan.  She will be speaking about her life and career here in the Catskills. Our slate of officers will be announced by Stacie Skelley in a separate email and will be presented at the June meeting.

Jun
10
2:00 pm14:00

PLEIN AIR ART RECEPTION AT THE WULFF GALLERY CATSKILL FLY FISHING CENTER AND MUSEUM

  • Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum

“Adventures En Plein Air Event” is sponsored by the Barryville Area Arts Association (BAAA) and includes an art exhibit, a presentation on the environment, and complimentary refreshments. The work of local artists is being exhibited alongside prints of such classical plein air artists as Winslow Homer, Albert Bierstadt and Oscar Claude Monet.

Eat Your Invasives
Jun
3
10:00 am10:00

Eat Your Invasives

  • Thorn preserve

Pesky invasive species got you down? Come enjoy a deliciously wholesome way to use these persistent plants.

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. 

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. 

Eat Your Invasives at Catskill Center's Thorn Preserve
May
26
10:30 am10:30

Eat Your Invasives at Catskill Center's Thorn Preserve

Woodstock Land Conservancy invites you to "Eat Your Invasives" at the Catskill Center's Thorn Preserve on Saturday, June 3rd as part of the "First Saturdays on the Trail" series. This event will be led by Aemen Bell, who will be teaching tasty, creative recipes that use invasive species. She will demonstrate how to make pesto with garlic mustard and mugwort. 

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.