Double Vision Plein Air Painting
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Double Vision Plein Air Painting

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

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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Sep
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

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

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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Aug
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

New Asia Chamber Music Society

Stamford) On Sunday, August 20, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the fifth concert of its 31st season: the New Asia Chamber Music Society, performing works by Mozart and Brahms, along with Chinese and Taiwanese folk songs. This concert is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, administered in Delaware County by The Roxbury Arts Group, Inc., and by a generous grant from the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation.

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Grand Canyon House- What Were Those Ruins
Aug
12
9:00am 9:00am

Grand Canyon House- What Were Those Ruins

We've planned a hike in the area of Platte Clove's early 20th Century resort known as the Grand Canyon House to replace the previously scheduled Thacher Park Hike. Although the actual site of the Grand Canyon House is now on private property there are some nearby areas of beauty and interest including some (to us at least) recently discovered ruins on the south side of Platte Clove Road.

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

The Catskill Center's Annual Summer Gathering

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. 

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

Opening Reception: Paintings by Erik Schoonebeek

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.

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Jul
9
1:30pm 1:30pm

Bees, Honey, and You

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!

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

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

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

Sketching From Nature with artist Jen Ferguson

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.

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Jul
1
10:00am10:00am

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

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.

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Western+Swing Week - Ashokan Center
Jun
25
to 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.

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Jun
25
10:00am10:00am

A Morning of Mindfulness on the Comeau

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.

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Jun
24
2:00pm 2:00pm

Catskill Rivers and Trails

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.

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Evening Bird Walk
Jun
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Evening Bird Walk

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.
 

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Jun
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

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

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“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.

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