Ensemble Chaconne: European Masters in 18th Century London
Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

Ensemble Chaconne: European Masters in 18th Century London

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.

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"Man on Wire Screening and Q & A with Philippe Petit
Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

"Man on Wire Screening and Q & A with Philippe Petit

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.

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Nature Across Boundaries: What Can We Do to Keep Lands and Waters Connected
Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

Nature Across Boundaries: What Can We Do to Keep Lands and Waters Connected

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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.

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Flamenco Vivo lecture-demonstration
Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

Flamenco Vivo lecture-demonstration

(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.

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Free Family Theater at Ashokan Reservoir
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Free Family Theater at Ashokan Reservoir

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.

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Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Come Plant Trees for Trout

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!! 

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Woodsmen’s Festival

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. 

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4th Annual Hikefest - Kaaterskill Rail Trail and the Falls.
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

4th Annual Hikefest - Kaaterskill Rail Trail and the Falls.

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 mthsdirector@mths.org

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Barn Tour Fundraiser for the West Kortright Center
Oct
1
11:00 AM11:00

Barn Tour Fundraiser for the West Kortright Center

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. 

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Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Presentation by Carolyn Bennett – Pratt’s Five Wives

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)

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The Fourth Annual Light Up the Night Event!!!
Sep
2
9:00 PM21:00

The Fourth Annual Light Up the Night Event!!!

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.

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Resonant Bodies Festival at Mount Tremper Arts
Sep
2
8:00 PM20:00

Resonant Bodies Festival at Mount Tremper Arts

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

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Aug
26
to Aug 27

Bee Walk with Chris Layman

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.

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Double Vision Plein Air Painting
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Double Vision Plein Air Painting

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.

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