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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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
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!

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.

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. 

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.


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.

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!"

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.

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.