Friends of Music of Stamford NY Presents Formosa Quartet
May
20
3:00 PM15:00

Friends of Music of Stamford NY Presents Formosa Quartet

Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the Formosa Quartet. Formed in 2002, this string ensemble is committed to championing Taiwanese music, as well as exploring diverse and adventurous mediums. Members Jasmine Lin (violin), Wayne Lee (violin), Che-Yen Chen (viola), and Deborah Pae (cello) hold degrees from the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, and New England Conservatory. They have established themselves as leading solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians and performed in major venues throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.

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Auditions for Opening Acts: Young Artists Showcase 2018
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Auditions for Opening Acts: Young Artists Showcase 2018

he West Kortright Centre will hold auditions for Opening Acts: Young Artists Showcase 2018 starting at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 20. Now in its 27th year, the Young Artists Showcase project encourages the artistic development of future generations. Children and young adults ages 10-21 who attend schools or whose primary residences are in Delaware, Otsego, Chenango, and Schoharie counties are invited to audition for the opportunity to perform for five minutes prior to scheduled concerts by world-class musicians from around the globe.

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To Music (Scene 3)
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

To Music (Scene 3)

Where does music come from? This darkly comic opera, a collaboration between composer Nick Hallett and filmmaker Josh Thorson, looks at the nature of inspiration, originality, and illusion to attempt an answer to this question. Through the cautionary tale of a fictional composer’s social media behavior, To Music investigates the creative process and its distractions—a portrait of the artist on Facebook.

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Fish Frenzy
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Fish Frenzy

The Pine Hill library invites you to join us for our Fish Frenzy, come fishing (catch and release) with us at Belleayre Beach (in Pine Hill) from 2 - 5 pm on Saturday, May 19th 2018. Bring your own fishing pole or borrow one at the library, bait will be provided. Call for more information 845 254 4222

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Sloan Gorge and Snake Rocks Hike
Apr
22
8:30 AM08:30

Sloan Gorge and Snake Rocks Hike

Explore Sloan Gorge and Snake Rocks, two Woodstock Land Conservancy Preserves. Hike with Catskill Geology Prof. Robert Titus in the picturesque hidden Sloan Gorge canyon (1.5 miles). Explore an interpreted trail of distinctive Catskill geological features. If there is enough time and interest, an optional hike to Snake Rocks Preserve (1.5 miles) will be coordinated by MTHS VP Adrienne Larys. Snake Rocks is an enchanting mountain top bluestone quarry with panoramic views of the Catskills. Meet at the MTHS Visitors’ Center at 8:30 a.m. for carpooling, or meet at the Sloan Gorge parking area at 9:30 a.m. (2195 Stoll Road, Woodstock). Parking is very limited at both Preserves and carpooling is encouraged. No dogs on these hikes at the request of the Woodstock Land Conservancy. Rating: Moderate — rough ground with a few steep sections and rock scrambles.

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The Argus Quartet
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

The Argus Quartet

From April through December, the Friends of Music of Stamford, NY present a monthly chamber music concert on the third Sunday of every month. Performances are generously hosted by the Stamford United Methodist Church at 88 Main Street. Admission is by donation; the suggested donation is $12 per person, and $6 for seniors & students. There is no charge for those under age 13. 
The first concert of the 2018 season will be the Argus Quartet on Sunday, April 15, starting at 3PM, featuringClara Kim (violin), Jason Issokson (violin), Dana Kelley (viola), and Joann Whang (cello).  This acclaimed ensemble will play Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Opus 12; Augusta Read Thomas’s CHI for string quartet (2017), Josquin des Prez’s – Josquiniana (arranged by Charles Wuorinen), and Witold Lutoslawski’s String Quartet.

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Colgate Lake Hike
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Colgate Lake Hike

Join Moe Lemire, New York State licensed guide, on Saturday, April 14th for a hike to explore the old Colgate Family Homestead.  Walk around Colgate Lake during this easy 3 mile round trip excursion.  Meet at the MTHS 2nd parking lot (KRT) at 9:00 a.m. and return around 1:00 p.m.  This is a fundraiser event for MTHS - $10 suggested donation.

 

MTHS does not require membership for hike participation however, we encourage you to join as a member or make a donation to the MTHS to support our work. We do request that you register for each hike. Participants can register on our contacts page or by calling (518) 589-6657. Please leave your name, phone number, and # in your party. Schedule subject to change. The latest information is available on our web site http://www.mths.org. Notification of changes, including cancellations due to weather will be made on the web site up to the day of any given hike.

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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

  • Mohonk Mountain House Conference Center (map)
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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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