Events Calendar

A spectacular summer fireworks display, home town parades along our Main Streets, blow-out sales on tens of thousands of books, gallery openings and artist receptions, musical events in historic venues such as one of the last standing Catskills resorts and an awe-inspiring former church building with perfect acoustics, theater, dance, comedy, film, writer’s evenings and open mic’s, golf tournaments on an 18-hole championship course, farm tours, farmer’s markets, historic re-enactments – and more!
From annual festivals celebrating horseshoes, our heritage, and scarecrows to one of the area’s largest antique car shows, our many events will keep you so busy you’ll need another vacation!

Below is the Calendar of Events brought to you by the Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce. This Calendar includes non-chamber member events. You may view the events in either a Calendar View or an Agenda view by using the appropriately named buttons.

In the Agenda view, you may use the “+Expand All” button to see the details of all the events on the list. You may click on the “Read More>>” button in a specific event to see all the details about that event.

We look forward to welcoming you to our area and we know you will have fun!

August – November 2014

Aug
20
Wed
Informational Meeting for Contractors @ Community Room at Stamford Village Apartments
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

logothumbWestern Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. (WCCRC) is pleased to announce that a new staff member has joined the long-established 501(c) (3) not-for-profit Rural Preservation Company.

The hiring of new Rehabilitation Specialist, Greg Eaton of Oneonta will help WCCRC efficiently manage the programs they are administering in the eighteen towns they serve. Along with having served in the US Army, Mr. Eaton has experience in supervising construction projects. Mr. Eaton will be responsible for site supervision of the many construction projects WCCRC is involved with.

WCCRC will be hosting a contractors’ informational meeting on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Community Room at the Stamford Village Apartments (125 Main Street) in the Village of Stamford. This will be a great opportunity for contractors to meet Mr. Eaton and other staff members. WCCRC would like to thank the numerous contractors who have been part of their revitalization team in the past, and to welcome new contractors who may be interested in becoming part of this group.

WCCRC is also sending out a call for additional qualified contractors to add to their approved contractor list. Working in southern Schoharie, western Greene and northern Delaware counties, they work with many general contractors and specialists in the construction field. As a participant in many state funded grants, WCCRC has also been directed to reach out to MBE/WBEs in the region and encourage them to bid on the rehabilitation projects which they manage for various state agencies.

Since 1981, WCCRC’s mission has been to cooperate with local, state and federal governmental and civic bodies in aiding, assisting and fostering the planning, development, renewal, and improvement of housing and other buildings in the counties of Delaware, Schoharie and Greene, for the primary purpose of revitalizing communities and in securing improved housing, commercial buildings and community facilities.

Judy Klem of Jefferson, who is a WCCRC client, says about her contractor, “[He] is a very hard worker who likes to see his work done well. He is meticulous with details that show up in a beautiful vinyl siding and roofing job that I love and get many compliments from neighbors. He aims to please and works hard to really listen and effectively communicate. I was very pleased with the speed and competency of his plumbing work. I have confidence that he can build decks, docks, replace windows and plan on hiring him in the future. I have recommended him to my best friend. He understands and works very well on old houses.”

WCCRC has over fifteen open grant programs that are dedicated primarily to construction work in its tri-county service area. Due to the volume of work that is expected in the construction field because of several new grant awards, WCCRC invites MBE/WBE businesses to apply to be on their approved contractor list.

As part of the information and application package that is distributed to clients, WCCRC provides interested parties with a list of approved contractors (architects, engineers, construction companies, plumbers, electricians, etc.) to execute improvements. State and Federal regulations require that public monies are only spent on companies that carry liability and worker’s compensation insurance. If you are interested in working with WCCRC, attend this event and find out what all this means.

If you would like to learn more about WCCRC or its programs, or if you think you would be eligible to register your business as a MBE/WBE, please contact Program Director Michael Martin at WCCRC.

Aug
21
Thu
GSACC Business Meeting @ Railroad Station
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

logothumbEveryone is welcome to attend. Find out what’s happening in the local business community.

Frozen – A Sing-Along @ Kirkside Park
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The fourth showing in the Open Air Films in Kirkside Park Series, sponsored by Movies Under the Stars, the Roxbury Arts Group, and the MARK Project!

Frozen

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen. Author: Jason Buchanan

Cast

Kristen Bell
Idina Menzel
Jonathan Groff
Josh Gad
Santino Fontana
Alan Tudyk

Aug
22
Fri
Brave @ New York Power Authority Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center
Aug 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Animated Feature
Voices by: Emma Thompson, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd
Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation;
Directed by Mark Andrews
Rated PG; 100 minutes; 2012
This film follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources – including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers – to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late, discovering the meaning of true bravery.

Aug
23
Sat
Festival of Bugs @ Mountain Top Arboretum
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

logothumbKids: how many different types of bugs can you catch with a net in the meadow? What’s living in the pond water besides the frogs? Have you ever eaten ants on a log? Join us to celebrate the world of insects here at the Arboretum. All inquiring minds are welcome, come learn all about the insects here!

Central Catskills Great Outdoor Experience Festival
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

logothumbRead more about it here.

Sondra Freckelton Opening Reception @ MURAL on Main Art Gallery
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

logothumbMount Utsayantha Regional Arts League presents paintings by Sondra Freckelton.

Gala opening on August 30, 2014.

The show will run through October 26 with gallery hours from noon to 4 on Saturdays and Sundays and holiday Mondays from noon until 3 p.m.

Concerts & Conversations: Andrew Appel & Four Nations Ensemble @ Doctorow Center for the Arts
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

logothumbBefore the Deluge: Music from Versailles and Paris.

More information here.

Frozen Sing-A-Long @ Archibald Field
Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Frozen

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen. Author: Jason Buchanan

Cast

Kristen Bell
Idina Menzel
Jonathan Groff
Josh Gad
Santino Fontana
Alan Tudyk

Aug
24
Sun
Rise Up Singing: America’s Best Loved Folk Songs @ Historical Society of Middletown Hall
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

logothumbA  concert by 77th Regimental Balladeers, assisted by the HSM Kazoo Band!  Come early and bring a picnic!

Sponsored by the Historical Society of Middletown.

A Celebration of Strings @ Maple Museum
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

logothumbFeaturing the Leonata String Quartet performing Dvorak’s American Suite and more.  Sponsored by the Jefferson Historical Society.

 

Prime Rib Dinner & Concert to benefit SALT @ Middleburgh Reformed Church
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

logothumbEnjoy the sizzlin’ Prime Rib Dinner event with a free performance by The Upper Catskill String Quartet on Sunday, August 24. Come to the Middleburgh Reformed Church to feast on a three-course meal with a king cut of prime rib (over a pound of beef) from 4-7pm. The musical entertainment from the quartet begins at 7:00.

More details can be found here.

Aug
28
Thu
Holiday Pop-Up Farmers’ Market @ Railroad Station
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

logothumbVendors Include:
Shaver-Hill, Byebook, Peck & Potter, Weinland, Horton Hill, Blue Sky Winery, & CC Farm, The Farmer’s Wife, Harpersfield Cheese, and The Pickle Man; Millions of Stitches, Lily Lady’s Creations, Gilson Native American Crafts, Pure Catskills, Peaceful Valley Reiki & Crystal Healing, Pankin’ Poon Used Books, DVD’s, & Historical Society.

Lecture Series @ Badgely Museum Annex
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

logothumbIn collaboration with the New York Council for the Humanities, the Schoharie County Historical Society presents the fourth in its free Summer Lecture Series in the Badgley Annex. In this concert-and-lecture program, Dave Ruch presents and tells the stories behind the songs of real New Yorkers from days gone by.

Aug
30
Sat
To Be Forever Wild @ Archibald Field
Aug 30 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

“To be Forever Wild was the featured film at the 2014 Catskill Mountains Film Festival.
Come meet the Director! Director David Becker will be attending and doing a short introduction
before the film and a Q&A after!

Aug
31
Sun
Bovina Farm Day
Aug 31 all-day

logothumbSponsored by Farming Bovina.

Concerts & Conversations: Two to Tango with Pablo Ziegler & Christopher O’Riley @ Doctorow Center for the Arts
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

logothumbPablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley, having toured nationally the critically acclaimed Los Tangueros, partner again in 2014-2015 on an adventurous new program. Two to Tango will feature new compositions and arrangements by Astor Piazzolla, Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley.

More information here.

Sep
6
Sat
Grant Information Session @ Stamford Village Library
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

logothumbThe Roxbury Arts Group is dedicated to making the arts an integral part of life in Delaware County through quality arts programming. In an effort to meet this goal, the Roxbury Arts Group offers grants to support arts and cultural projects that take place in Delaware County communities and schools through the Decentralization Grant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts. Grant Information Sessions are just beginning and anyone interested in this opportunity is invited to attend.

There are three separate grants that are available through the Decentralization Grant Program: Community Arts, Arts Education and Individual Artist. Community Arts Grants provide support to community based organizations, groups, collectives or artists for arts programming or projects. Arts Education Grants are designed to support arts education projects in the K-12 public school setting. The Individual Artist Grants support the development of new work by artists that demonstrate substantial community benefit and involvement during the creative process.

“The Roxbury Arts Group has been administering the Decentralization Grant since 1986. In recent years this grant has provided funding for programs such as the Hobart Festival of Women Writers, workshops offered in support of the Catskill Mountain Film Festival, partnerships between artists and area schools, and a series of summer performances at the William B. Ogden Library in Walton”, says Annie Schwed, Grants and Community Coordinator at the Roxbury Arts Group. “We are looking forward to learning more about the projects and programs that community members will propose this year.”

Local decision-making is at the heart of this grant program, and all grant applications are reviewed by a panel made up of Delaware County residents, artists, educators, and community leaders. This is a competitive grant process, and for the 2015 grant cycle funding priorities include: programs and projects that encompass Creative Placemaking, include emerging artists and organizations, projects that engage new audiences and projects that incorporate dance.

The deadline for grant applications is November 21, 2014. The Roxbury Arts Group will be offering several Grant Information Sessions around Delaware County; anyone interested in applying for a grant is encouraged to attend.

Sep
7
Sun
“Heir Apparent” Reading @ Maple Museum
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

logothumbJefferson Playwright, Phil Potak, reading his new play, “Heir Apparent.” Sponsored by the Jefferson Historical Society.

Sep
13
Sat
Global Rock Showcase – Punky Reggae Ska Dub Party @ The Dairy Field
Sep 13 all-day

logothumbThe Global Rock Showcase will feature some great alternative music entertainers. The sound will be definitely diverse covering Funk, Funk, Dub Reggae, Ska, Alt. Hiphop and Metal. Artists such as the legendary HR of Bad Brains (punk-hardcore-Dub Reggae) and Grammy Nominated/BMI Award Winning Songwriter, musician and artist Ronkat Spearman (funk-alt. rock-alt-hiphop-punk) were booked. Ronkat Spearman is also a core member of George Clinton & P Funk so he will be bringing the funk pedigree. The Scorseses form New Orleans, Louisiana is in the mix to perform also. The Scorseses is selling out premier venus like House Of Blues, New Orleans. They will be bringing their gumbo flavored ska-punk-rock sound. The alternative rock band the Band Broidz and local Upstate New York bands such as Bombmob Electrodub and DJ Queen Tubby have been booked for the Global Rock Showcase Festival.

Get more updates here.

Climb For Our Veterans @ Sunny Knolls Farm
Sep 13 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

logothumbThe Patriot Highlander Challenge is named after the Revolutionary War Patriots who fought in the valleys of Schoharie County, NY – Timothy Murphy being one of the most famous. Also…we have weather and spirit like the Highlands of Scotland (and as we all know, Scottish bagpipes are essential to any good event).

Sep
14
Sun
60 Years Gone: Remembering Arena @ Historical Society of Middletown Hall
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

logothumbA  slide show presented by author Diane Galusha on a community lost to the Pepacton Reservoir. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Middletown.

 

Sep
27
Sat
Cauliflower Festival @ Village Park
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

logothumbFood, art and community exhibits, kids activities, tractor parade.

Oct
1
Wed
Game of Logging Level 1 @ Catskill Forest Association
Oct 1 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

logothumbGame of Logging Level 1 focuses on varying aspects of chainsaw safety and techniques for properly felling trees. Participants are introduced to open face felling, personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. Preregistration/payment required. Contact CFA for more information.

Oct
4
Sat
Game of Logging Level 3 @ Catskill Forest Association
Oct 4 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

logothumbIn Level 3, you will learn how to not only directionally fell a tree, but fell it in the opposite direction of the its lean. Many trees do not lean in the direction you prefer, and knowing how to use a wedge in order to “wedge it over,” is critical. Level 3 is where everything comes together. Levels 1 & 2 are a prerequisite.

Preregistration & payment required. Limit 10.

Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.

Oct
26
Sun
History of Skiing in the Catskills @ Historical Society of Middletown Hall
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

logothumbHistorical Society of Middletown Annual Meeting and Luncheon.  An illustrated talk by author George Quinn. Reservations required.

 

Nov
29
Sat
Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra @ Doctorow Center for the Arts
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

logothumbThe Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra with 24 musicians, featuring the wind players (flute, 2 oboes and 2 horns) will return for their annual Thanksgiving weekend concert this year performing works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel and Haydn. The program includes Vivaldi’s Sinfonia alla Rustica for String Orchestra, and the Concerto for Two Horns and Strings; Mozart’s Concerto #2 for Flute and Orchestra; Handel’s Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra; and, Haydn’s Symphony #24.

More information here.