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!

April 2014 – January 2015

Apr
26
Sat
Apple Tree Planting @ Catskill Forest Association
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

logothumbThere’s a saying— “The best time to plant a tree was 10 years ago.” An apple tree planted today can provide benefits for many years. We’ll demonstrate how it’s done.

Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.

SFD Benefit Chicken BBQ @ Stamford Fire Department
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

logothumbTake out only. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mattice family who lost EVERYTHING to a fire on March 18th.

 

The Cheryl Stelter Fly Fishing Collection Auction @ McIntosh Country Market
Apr 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

logothumbAn extensive collection of fly-fishing gear, sporting gear and fishing collectables will be sold by McIntosh Auction Services in Margaretville, NY for the benefit of The Fairview Public Library also in Margaretville.  The collection has been donated to the library by Cheryl Stelter’s family, Stephen Finkel of New Kingston and their daughter Sayde Finkel, currently living in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Fairview Public Library on Walnut Street in Margaretville, New York will honor the avid angler’s love of Catskill trout streams with a commemorative plaque and section committed to fishing lore and practice.

“The Cheryl Stelter Collection” has a wonderful range of great gear . . . . from a complete/stocked fly tying kit to many outstanding fly rods/reels, vests, waders, dozens of flies, collectibles (including a 10′ antique bamboo rod/reel), videos/books. There’s something for everyone–from beginners just learning to fish to pros….the 1 ounce rod/reel is special!

The collection also includes hunting and camping gear (including 4 sleeping bags and a dome tent!), three acoustic guitars and even two complete sets of golf clubs and two sets of cross country ski equipment. For collectors, there is even an original framed 1906 article written for Field and Stream by Theodore Gordon about the Beaverkill. Also among the collectibles are two beautifully engraved Pewter Flasks, and an unusual “yellow” coyote skin rug.

When asked about the generous donation of Cheryl’s incredible collection to the Fairview Library, Steve and Sayde Finkel said, “We couldn’t think of a better use of all the items Cheryl liked to use and enjoy when… fishing, hunting, skiing, golfing and camping…her love of life, nature, the outdoors and learning just made the library the perfect choice to benefit from this auction. We know she would agree and be happy with this decision. She spent her last 10 years working at Head Start. Finding a way for the library and the children of the community to gain from Cheryl’s love of life, nature, the outdoors and learning is just wonderful.”

Most of “The Cheryl Stetler Collection” will be on display at the McIntosh Country Market in Margaretville until the auction begins. The collection can also be viewed online here.

Reading the Land: Arkville Underground @ Historical Society of Middletown Hall
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

logothumbEvidence of Paleo-Indians along the East Branch. Lynda Carroll, Public Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Middletown.

ZviDance: “Dabke” @ Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

logothumbZvi Dance will perform Dabke at the Orpheum in April. The piece is based on a Middle Eastern folk dance, a line dance often performed at weddings, holidays and community celebrations. The dance strongly references solidarity and traditionally only men participated. The dancers, linked by hands or shoulders stomp the ground with complex rhythms, emphasizing their connection to the land. Zvi grew up on a Kibbutz in Israel and Friday nights were folk dance nights. One of the most beloved of these dances is a Debka, albeit an Israeli rendition of the Arab Dabke. When the European Jews moved to Israel during the first decades of the 20th Century, they borrowed elements from Arabic culture, that captured the sound, color, taste and rhythm of the Levant. The Dabke is a case in point.

More information here.

Apr
27
Sun
“Lost Local History”: Gone Missing in New York & The Spooky Hudson Valley @ William H. Adams Antiquarian Books
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

logothumbPart of the 11th annual Winter Respite lecture series sponsored by William H. Adams Antiquarian Books.  Presented by Marianna Boncek.

Apr
28
Mon
The Significance of Story: Threads of Revelation @ Andes Public Library
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

logothumbWriters in the Mountains (WIM) announces its popular six-week workshop with Carol Little.

Every person’s story is unique, no matter what shared experiences we have had. We are changed and shaped by what we experience—by our choices, our circumstances, and by things that simply happen as we maneuver through life. Stories have personal meaning, turning points and markers.

As we remember and write, or write and remember, we bring together parts of ourselves that may have been scattered, hidden or distorted. We gain a deeper understanding for the truth of our lives, and often a greater appreciation for our own journey.

This class is open to anyone interested in writing about their life. No prior writing experience is required. It all starts with a word, an image, or a sentence, and a willingness to discover.

Carol Little, a long time member of WIM, has extensive experience working with groups, and with the use of writing for personal expression. She is a psychotherapist in private practice.

Writers in the Mountains is a 501 ( c ) (3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide to the general public a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing.

 

 

Apr
29
Tue
Greater Roxbury Business Association Monthly Business Mixer @ Orphic Gallery
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Spring Birds @ George Danforth Community Center (Jefferson Senior Center)
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

logothumbThe Stamford Garden Club will host a presentation by Andy Mason on “Spring Birds”, the brilliantly feathered creatures that will soon grace our yards and gardens. The program will include the sight and sound of many birds returning to our area from the tropics such as warblers, tanagers, orioles, thrushes and hummingbirds.

Andy Mason is co-president of the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Soc. and co-chair of the group’s Franklin Mt. Hawkwatch. He is past chair of the Audubon Council of NY State, and past president of the NY State Ornithological Assoc. He has been an active birder for over 30 years, participated in the NY State Breeding Bird Atlas, and has lead bird workshops for the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Refreshments will be on hand.

May
2
Fri
Open Mic Night at 76 MAIN! @ 76 MAIN!
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosts Kevin Prior and Mike Herman. Musicians welcome to drop in and play. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

May
3
Sat
I Love My Park Day @ Max V. Shaul State Park
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Max V. Shaul is located about 5 miles south of Middleburgh, NY along State Route 30. This charming, 54-acre park is situated at the base of Toe Path Mountain in the scenic Schoharie Valley. The park offers camping, picnicking and a pavilion available for private rental in addition to a boat launch on the Schoharie Creek. Max V. Shaul also boasts miles of hiking and biking trails, playgrounds and a new ball field available for both campers and day use patrons.

During I Love My Park Day, volunteers will plant flowers and trees as part of a beautification of the park entrance and picnic areas, thanks to generous contributions from NY Flower Power and Home Depot. Participants can also join forces for some much needed trail maintenance along the park perimeter nature trail, newly constructed Panther Creek trail and the famous “Toe Path” along Old Route 30. After lunch, we’ll finish the day’s activities with the installation of a new fence surrounding the recently resurfaced park recreation field. Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves, gardening tools and comfortable clothing. All other tools and equipment will be provided by the park.

There will also be a picnic barbecue with hot dogs, hamburgers, and refreshing beverages sponsored by Stewart’s Shops. The barbecue is free to all I Love My Park Day volunteers! Other snacks and vegetarian options will be provided by the Friends of Mine Kill and Max V. Shaul State Parks. Donations will be accepted for lunch, and volunteers are encouraged to bring their favorite picnic dishes. Registered volunteers will receive complimentary Stewart’s Shops beverages as well as commemorative I Love My Park Day 2014 t-shirts and other free giveaways.

 

 

 

Kentucky Derby Party @ Stamford Golf Club
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

logothumbThe golf event will be a 2-person, 12-hole scramble.

Following the event will be a cocktail and munchies hour beginning at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m.

The Kentucky Derby race will start at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Tasty beverages will be available before, during, and after the golf event, as well as some Derby-related side-games for the racing enthusiast who enjoys spicing things up.

Self-Portraits – Reflections: Opening Reception @ MURAL on Main Gallery
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

An exhibition of local artists, sponsored by the Mt. Utsayantha Regional Arts League.logothumb

6th Annual WIOX Community Radio Benefit – 140th Kentucky Derby Celebration @ WIOX
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

logothumbLavish Food – Beverages – Televised Race – Derby Attire – Games – Prizes

5:30 pm Auction and Race Begins at 6 pm – Don’t miss it!

Ladies – don’t forget your Derby Hat! – Prizes for the best hat!

Sponsored by Glen Pedersen and Dan Williams.

Jammin’ Divas @ Roxbury Arts Center
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Through stunning three part harmonies bedded against the melodic landscape of the flute and double bass, The Jammin’ Divas, Aoife Clancy (Ireland) of the Grammy Nominated group Cherish the Ladies, Nicole Zuraitis (USA), Kath Buckell (Australia), and Hadar Noiberg (Israel), will draw you into an experience that transcends culture and history by sharing music and stories of how these four compatriots of song culturally influence and enrich one another.  

 

The three women include Aoife Clancy from Ireland, who is the daughter of Bobby Clancy of the Clancy Brothers. While she was with Cherish the Ladies, the group was nominated for a Grammy Award. Aoife has had a long-standing career touring with the likes of The Clancy Brothers, Christy Moore of the Furey Brothers, Tommy Sands and many others. She also toured seven weeks with the renowned Paddy Noonan Show. In 1995, Aoife was asked to join the acclaimed group “Cherish the Ladies”, which is one of the most sought-after Irish American groups in history. For the past four years, Aoife has toured extensively doing no less than two hundred dates a year throughout the United States and Europe. She has been a featured soloist with orchestras such as the Boston Pops and Cincinnati Pops and, while performing with Cherish the Ladies, collaborated with the Boston Pops on their GRAMMY nominated Celtic album. Now with seven recordings under her belt in the last decade, Aoife has clearly established herself as one of the ‘Divas’ of Irish and contemporary Folk Music. 

 

Singer/songwriter and pianist Nicole Zuraitis has been turning heads with her huge voice and catchy melodies since she returned to New York in 2009 as Suzanne Lorge from ALL ABOUT JAZZ recognized her as “…the big-voiced, well schooled singer”. She reflects a broad mixture of jazz, pop, r&b and indie fusion where she bridges the gap between genres and unleashing her unparalleled vocals. Having recently returned from a tour of Asia and India, she shared the stage with the extraordinary Jane Monheit for the performance of “Jane Monheit and the Ladies of Jazz”. She recently was recognized as a finalist in the 2013 Songdoor International Songwriting Contest, as well as selected for the 2013 New York City Battle of the Boroughs Competition. Nicole has opened for jazz legend Dave Brubeck, as well as “the Platters” and collaborated with world renowned Indian carnatic guitarist and composer Prasanna. She was featured by Columbia News Tonight as “New Yorker of the week” for her work with music and shelter animals. “Zuraitis’ fluid, natural sound is very much richly expressive and wide ranging… her composing full of jazz sensibility and great emotional depth, open to a variety of influences…. an emotive voice with seductive warmth…. ‘Pariah Anthem’ is a winning exhibition of her performance and songwriting skills…” said Owen McNally of the HARTFORD COURANT. 

 

The Australian counterpart Kath Buckell is a rising Folk/Rock artist in the USA receiving airplay in the US, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Germany and the UK, charting on the following US charts: #63 on the National Folk DJ chart, #25 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Internet Airplay Chart (for 6 weeks), #27 on the Antiquarian Librarian Breakthrough Recordings for 2012, Top 40 Americana Chart at KVMR (CA), Top 25 AAA chart at WVIA (PA) #12 on the Americana station at WERU (ME) and already won honorable mention at the Mid Atlantic Song Contest for her song ‘Orphaned By The Color Of My Skin’ along with a national radio representation that gave astonishing reviews for her new record… “ Faces Do Not Change stands as the strongest singer-songwriter albums I’ve heard in years” The Gazette (Tom Stauder, 2012) She has toured from Australia, Israel and now the USA and has found her roots in a project that is preserving traditional Australian poetry put to her original music. This new project call Faces Do Not Change was produced by Daniel Jakubovic and supported by well known producer Jaruslav Jakubovic (Bette Midler, Paul Simon, Carly Simon) with guest appearances of Bette Midlers very own Harlette, Ula Hedwig, where she did a beautiful rendition of her song Bird Of Mine. 

 

Hadar Noiberg hails from Israel growing up with its eclectic musical culture. Hadar was surrounded by various musical styles that are a part of the Israeli melting pot; Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Yemenite and Moroccan Music to name a few. Since arriving in New York Hadar has been one of the leading players in the Cuban scene and Jazz scenes showcasing at Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club, Central Park Summer Stage, WOMEX, Iridium Jazz Standard, Merkin Hall and Lincoln Center to name a few. Hadar has been a featured performer with Dave Valentine, Anat Cohen, Omer Avital, Joel Frahm, Alvester Garnette, Junior Rivera, Louis Kahn, Rufus Reid and many more. “…Noiberg is an extremely gifted flutist who manages to bring out the deep colors and soul of her flute. With it she presents music that is nevertheless jazzy, and yet still reminiscing of Israeli music, of home.” – Lilit Vagner, Yediot Agaronot (nation Israeli newspaper) 

 

Craig Akin is an in-demand upright and electric bass player living in New York City. Between 1997 and 2007 he averaged 270 gigs a year in his musical hometown of Kansas City. There he developed his rhythm and tone while playing or recording with nearly everyone on the jazz and blues scene. Craig has also performed with emerging pop and indie songwriters as well as legendary jazz artists including Tim Hagans, Pete Christlieb, Frank Mantooth, John McNeil, Dick Oatts, Karrin Allyson, Gary Foster, Bobby Watson, Dave Pietro, Claude Williams, Ken Peplowski, among others. To continue his growth as a musician, Craig moved to New York in 2007. He honed his skills even further with the help of Jay Anderson, Scott Colley, and Larry Grenadier. Craig was thrilled to be able to study with legendary Miles Davis bassist, Ron Carter, for two years. “Craig Akin is one of the most versatile bassists I’ve worked with. He is equally skilled with acoustic or electric bass and can play any style. Regardless of the setting, Craig always plays with commitment and creativity.”-Kerry Strayer, Artistic Director/Conductor, Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 

 

The Jammin’ Divas will provide a night of song and merriment like none you have experienced!

 

May
4
Sun
Best Ball Golf Event @ Stamford Golf Club
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

logothumb 2-person, 18-hole, Best Ball Event. Shake off your winter rust in this competitive challenge that will include prizes for the top finishing teams and side games like the longest drive and closest to the pin. The event will culminate with a casual dinner in the clubhouse at Gabrielle’s on the Hill.

May
5
Mon
The Significance of Story: Threads of Revelation @ Andes Public Library
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

logothumbWriters in the Mountains (WIM) announces its popular six-week workshop with Carol Little.

Every person’s story is unique, no matter what shared experiences we have had. We are changed and shaped by what we experience—by our choices, our circumstances, and by things that simply happen as we maneuver through life. Stories have personal meaning, turning points and markers.

As we remember and write, or write and remember, we bring together parts of ourselves that may have been scattered, hidden or distorted. We gain a deeper understanding for the truth of our lives, and often a greater appreciation for our own journey.

This class is open to anyone interested in writing about their life. No prior writing experience is required. It all starts with a word, an image, or a sentence, and a willingness to discover.

Carol Little, a long time member of WIM, has extensive experience working with groups, and with the use of writing for personal expression. She is a psychotherapist in private practice.

Writers in the Mountains is a 501 ( c ) (3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide to the general public a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing.

 

 

May
10
Sat
Forest Flowers Woodswalk @ Catskill Forest Association
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

logothumbThis time of year is a great time to get out in the woods and see some flowers. Dutchmen’s breeches, spring beauty, and trilliums make up just a few of the flowers that carpet our forest’s understories. Take a walk with CFA and learn more about these spring ephemerals. Sturdy shoes required.

Pre-registration required.

Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.

 

The City that Drinks the Mountain Sky @ Prattsville Town Green
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

logothumb A puppet theater for the entire family, will be presented by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater. Not to be missed, this unique performance presents “a shimmering tapestry of poetry, puppetry and evocative music… and brings alive the lyrical landscape of the Catskills— to portray the on-going story of the watershed and the relationship of those who protect its vulnerable flowing treasure.”

Penny Social, Silent Auction & Pie Sale @ Historical Society of Middletown Hall
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

logothumbA Raise the Roof fundraiser! Sponsored by the Historical Society of Middletown.

 

Flowers on the Frontier @ Ulster and Delaware Train Station, Mountain Top Historical Society
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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John Bartram and his son William were unique figures in 18th century America as homegrown natural scientists and practical gardeners. Four generations of Bartrams from 1728-1850 made their livelihood by exchanging plants and natural history specimens with the world. This talk will trace the lives of John and William Bartram, their travels in North America, and their impact on international science. A special focus will be their Catskill trips 1741-1754–including notes from John Bartram’s draft journal from September 1753 and herbarium specimens collected in the Catskills. The long correspondence between Cadwallader Colden of Coldenham and the Bartrams will also be discussed.

Sponsored by the Mountain Top Historical Society.

 

 

May
12
Mon
The Significance of Story: Threads of Revelation @ Andes Public Library
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

logothumbWriters in the Mountains (WIM) announces its popular six-week workshop with Carol Little.

Every person’s story is unique, no matter what shared experiences we have had. We are changed and shaped by what we experience—by our choices, our circumstances, and by things that simply happen as we maneuver through life. Stories have personal meaning, turning points and markers.

As we remember and write, or write and remember, we bring together parts of ourselves that may have been scattered, hidden or distorted. We gain a deeper understanding for the truth of our lives, and often a greater appreciation for our own journey.

This class is open to anyone interested in writing about their life. No prior writing experience is required. It all starts with a word, an image, or a sentence, and a willingness to discover.

Carol Little, a long time member of WIM, has extensive experience working with groups, and with the use of writing for personal expression. She is a psychotherapist in private practice.

Writers in the Mountains is a 501 ( c ) (3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide to the general public a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing.

 

 

May
15
Thu
GSACC Business Meeting @ MURAL on Main Gallery
May 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

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

May
16
Fri
Gilboa Dam Tour @ Gilboa Dam
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

logothumb Learn about the full-scale dam rehabilitation project. The NYC Department of Environmental Protection will host this event. Space is limited. Participants must register by May 5th and complete an access form.

More information can be found here.

May
17
Sat
Rakonto: A Sounding of Community Voices With Composer & Pianist Daniel Kelly @ Doctorow Center for the Arts
May 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

logothumbFeaturing the stories of Lexington Historian Karen Deeter, Greene County Historian David Dorpfeld, and Prattsville Historian Carolyn Bennett.

More information here.

May
18
Sun
Spring Into Birding! @ Mountaintop Arboretum
May 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

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The Mountaintop Arboretum is a terrific place for birding. Spring migration brings the sweet rush of warblers, Baltimore Orioles and Indigo Buntings. With our varied habitats ranging from meadows to woods to wetlands, the birds love it here.

 

Join Audubon educator and Northern Catskills Audubon Chair Larry Federman as we listen for these returning migrants and “snowbirds” and learn how to recognize shapes, flight characteristics, songs and danger calls.

 

May
19
Mon
Writer’s Evening @ 76 MAIN!
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers present new works in progress. Moderated Q&A. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

May
31
Sat
Game of Logging Level 1 @ Catskill Forest Association
May 31 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

logothumbLevel 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. Pre-registration/pre-payment required. Limit 10 participants.

Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.

Guided Bus Tour of the Schoharie Reservoir
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

logothumbBeginning and ending in Prattsville. Join area historians Gerry Stoner and Diane Galusha for an interpretative exploration of the history of the former valley. The scenic tour will feature a stop at the Gilboa Historical Society for a talk on the prehistoric forests discovered during the construction of the Gilboa Dam.

Registration is required.

The Gilboa Ancient Forest @ Gilboa Museum
May 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

logothumbA presentation by Kristen Wyckoff. Learn about the oldest known forest on earth and see the fossilized tree trunks that were uncovered during excavation of the Gilboa Dam!

One Hour, Two Works: An Evening of Dance with Heidi Latsky Dance Company @ Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

logothumbHeidi Latsky Dance (HLD) is a New York-based modern dance company dedicated to creating provocative, highly technical and physically adventurous dance under the artistic direction of Heidi Latsky, a longtime principal member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Ms. Latsky has been hailed by Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times as “a choreographer and dancer of uncommon intelligence and fluidity.”

The evening’s performance of “One Hour: Two Works” includes “Solo Countersolo,” featuring Heidi Latsky as the counterpoint to the ensemble weaving through a landscape of vigorously moving bodies to British composer Chris Brierley’s passionate score, commissioned for the piece. The second work, “Somewhere,” is set to wildly eclectic renditions of “Over the Rainbow” and uses this iconic song to frame a series of intimate movement portraits that highlight the luminous appeal of a diverse unconventional cast.

More information here.

Jun
6
Fri
Open Mic Night at 76 MAIN! @ 76 MAIN!
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosts Kevin Prior and Mike Herman. Musicians welcome to drop in and play. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

Jun
8
Sun
“The Good Old Way”: Music & Memories of the Old School Baptist Church, @ Historical Society of Middletown Hall
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

logothumbHeadwaters History Weekend, Open House 11-2, followed at 2 p.m. by “The Good Old Way”: Music and Memories of the Old School Baptist Church, with ethnomusicologist Ben Bath and local singers. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Middletown.

 

Threads & Needles: Textile Day @ Maple Museum
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

logothumbSpeakers Rabbit Goody of Thistle Hill Weavers and Quilt Book Author Jacqui Atkins; demonstrations, vendors and more. Sponsored by the Jefferson Historical Society.

Interested in being a vendor?  Click here:  Threads & Needles vendor registration

Jun
14
Sat
Weeds, Leaves, Seeds, & Shoots @ Catskill Forest Association
Jun 14 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

logothumbPre-Registration is @ 12:30PM; 1pm-5pm Balance your Budget—Steward the Land. Wild Foods Foraging Nature Walks with Marguerite Ulhmann-Bower, R.N., Herbalist and Wild Foods Forager. Take a little Adventure this summer into the heart of the land and forest. Learn to identify, harvest and prepare seasonal wild weeds, plants and woody shrubs as a food source. Wild foods & drink tasting provided afterwards. Sturdy shoes required. Pre-registration required.

Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.

Concerts & Conversations Catskill Jazz Factory: Pianist Dan Tepfer @ Doctorow Center for the Arts
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

logothumbDan Tepfer has made a name for himself as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive — “a remarkable musician” in the words of the Washington Post and one “who refuses to set himself limits” in those of France’s Télérama. The New York City-based Tepfer, born in 1982 in Paris to American parents, has performed with some of the leading lights in jazz, including extensively with veteran saxophone luminary Lee Konitz. As a leader, Tepfer has crafted a discography already striking for its breadth and depth, ranging from probing solo improvisation and intimate duets to richly layered trio albums of original compositions. His 2011 Sunnyside/Naïve album Goldberg Variations / Variations saw the prize-winning pianist performing J.S. Bach’s masterpiece as well as improvising upon it to “build a bridge across centuries and genres” (Wall Street Journal) in “an impressive feat that keeps coming back to a hearty and abiding respect” (The New York Times).

More information here.

Jun
16
Mon
Writer’s Evening @ 76 MAIN!
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers present new works in progress. Moderated Q&A. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

Jun
21
Sat
Living History Tour of Sanford Cemetery @ Sanford Cemetery
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

logothumbMeet 9 men and women from Middletown’s past. Reservations required. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Middletown.

Jun
28
Sat
Game of Logging Level 2 @ Catskill Forest Association
Jun 28 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

logothumbLevel 2 focuses on maximizing chainsaw performance. Individuals will learn about chainsaw maintenance; carburetor setting; filing techniques; limbing & bucking techniques; spring pole cutting; & felling techniques. Level 1 is a prerequisite.

Pre-registration/pre-payment is required. Class is limited to 10 participants.

Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.

Jun
29
Sun
2nd Annual Bounty of the County Artisan Market & Country Brunch @ DAR/Lasell Hall Lawn
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by Schoharie Area Long Term Recovery (SALT).logothumb

Jul
4
Fri
Open Mic Night at 76 MAIN! @ 76 MAIN!
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosts Kevin Prior and Mike Herman. Musicians welcome to drop in and play. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

Jul
5
Sat
Japanese Taiko Drum Concert: OMNY Taiko @ Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Patriot @ Archibald Field
Jul 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:45 pm
Jul
11
Fri
Summer Soiree @ Tom & Connie Jeffers residence
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

logothumbAn informally elegant evening featuring light fare, player piano favorites and tours of this Victorian home, gardens and Carriage House. Reservations encouraged. A Raise the Roof Fundraiser! Sponsored by the Historical Society of Middletown.

 

Blues Maneuver @ Jefferson Town Green
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

logothumbConcert sponsored by the Jefferson Historical Society. Part of the Maple Museum Music Series.

Jul
12
Sat
Jefferson Heritage Day @ Town Green
Jul 12 all-day
TBD
Jul 12 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Arkville Fair Day @ Arkville Fire Department
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

logothumbThis years’ Fair is going to be bigger and better than ever! The fun and vibrant day will feature a variety of vendors, local craft beer, a band, all sorts of yummy food and a parade with more than 50 floats, antique cars and tractors and fire departments.

Backyard Edibles & Medicinals @ Catskill Forest Association
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

logothumbSee what’s growing in your backyard. There might just be something you can use to fill your stomach with and boost your health while saving your wealth. We’ll explore some of the plants, shrubs, and trees that can be used just outside your door. Who knows – maybe we’ll even find an edible mushroom or two. sturdy shoes required. Preregistration required.

Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.

Jul
17
Thu
TBD-RAG1 @ Kirkside Park
Jul 17 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Jul
21
Mon
Writer’s Evening @ 76 MAIN!
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers present new works in progress. Moderated Q&A. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

Jul
26
Sat
Catskill Forest Festival @ Margaretville Village Park
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

logothumbThe 5th Annual celebration of our region’s forests. Logging Competition, Arts & Crafts, Maple Products, Sawmill, Wood Products, Recreation Vendors, Forestry Equipment, Food & Beverage Tent, and Fun for the entire family.

Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.

National Dance Institute Summer Residency Performance @ Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

logothumbOver the course of two weeks in July, local children ages 9-13 will have an opportunity to experience dance as part of the 6th annual Mountain Top Summer Residency program led by the National Dance Institute. As a grand finale for this program, the students will perform in a delightful, fully-staged production accompanied by the NDI Celebration Team of young dancers from New York City.

More information here.

Manhattan in the Mountains – “Masters at Play: An American in Paris” @ Doctorow Center for the Arts
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

logothumbTatiana Goncharova and Joanne Polk, pianists; Grigory Kalinovsky, violinist; and friends.

More information here.

Jul
31
Thu
TBD-RAG2 @ Kirkside Park
Jul 31 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Aug
1
Fri
Music from the Theater @ Maple Museum
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

logothumbThe Upper Catskill String Quartet, sponsored by the Jefferson Historical Society.  Part of the Maple Museum Music Series.

Open Mic Night at 76 MAIN! @ 76 MAIN!
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosts Kevin Prior and Mike Herman. Musicians welcome to drop in and play. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

Manhattan in the Mountains – “Masters at Play: From Classics to Jazz” @ Doctorow Center for the Arts
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

logothumbWorks by Gershwin, Earl Wilde, Milhaud, and Joplin.

More information here.

Aug
2
Sat
Reggae T’ing Festival @ The Dairy Field
Aug 2 all-day

logothumbThe festival will feature ’70′s and ’80′s International Reggae luminaries with huge hits that are anthems in the reggae genre. Artists with massive hits such as veterans Sammy Dread, Ed Robinson, Junie Ranks, Michael Palmer, Bombmomb Electrodub, and others will perform. The awesome Upstate New York lady deejay Queen Tubby will be spinning great reggae music before and between live sets. DJ. Sir Walford from WCDB 90.9 fm, Albany will co-host and play great music as well. Dairy Field in Bloomvile, New York. This will be a day of incredible Reggae featuring the sounds of Jamaica: Ska, Rocksteady, Lovers Rock, Mento and Roots conscious Reggae.

Jamaican cuisine will be at the center of Reggae T’ing Festival. There will be jerk cuisine, roasted yams and corn, natural coconut water, rum punch and so on. Yes mon — more yummy for the tummy.

Get more updates here.

8/2 @ Archibald Field
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Concerts & Conversations: “Dissonance and Stability in Mozart: The Spice of Life” @ Doctorow Center for the Arts
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

logothumbKenneth Cooper, harpsichordist, pianist, musicologist, and conductor, is one of the world’s leading specialists in the music of the 18th century and one of America’s most exciting and versatile performers. Renowned for his improvisations and his expertise in ornamentation—long-lost 18th century arts—he has revived countless musical works, lending them extraordinary authenticity as well as great vitality. The possessor of a Ph.D. in musicology from Columbia University, Kenneth Cooper is on the faculty there as well as at Manhattan School of Music, where he is chair of the harpsichord department and director of the Baroque Aria Ensemble.

More information here.

Aug
4
Mon
Maple Leaf Dancers’ Dance Camp @ Maple Museum
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

logothumbSponsored by the Jefferson Historical Society.

Dancer & Choreographer Regina Larkin will return to conduct “Math in Motion,” for children in grades 3-7.

 

Aug
5
Tue
Maple Leaf Dancers’ Dance Camp @ Maple Museum
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

logothumbSponsored by the Jefferson Historical Society.

Dancer & Choreographer Regina Larkin will return to conduct “Math in Motion,” for children in grades 3-7.

 

Aug
6
Wed
Maple Leaf Dancers’ Dance Camp @ Maple Museum
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

logothumbSponsored by the Jefferson Historical Society.

Dancer & Choreographer Regina Larkin will return to conduct “Math in Motion,” for children in grades 3-7.

 

Aug
7
Thu
Maple Leaf Dancers’ Dance Camp @ Maple Museum
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

logothumbSponsored by the Jefferson Historical Society.

Dancer & Choreographer Regina Larkin will return to conduct “Math in Motion,” for children in grades 3-7.

 

TBD-RAG3 @ Kirkside Park
Aug 7 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Aug
8
Fri
Maple Leaf Dancers’ Dance Camp @ Maple Museum
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

logothumbSponsored by the Jefferson Historical Society.

Dancer & Choreographer Regina Larkin will return to conduct “Math in Motion,” for children in grades 3-7.

 

Aug
9
Sat
St. James Fair @ Saint James Church
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

logothumbAntiques, crafts, produce and food.

Aug
10
Sun
Catskill High Peaks Festival: Music with Altitude! – “The Grand Italian Tour: Years of Pilgrimage” @ Doctorow Center for the Arts
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

logothumbFrom the mercurial keyboard music of Baroque-era Domenico Scarlatti, to Luigi Boccherini’s luscious string works, the humor and exuberance of Rossini, the virtuosity of Paganini, and the genius of Verdi, this concert traverses two centuries of Italian brilliance and demonstrates how it inspired its famous tourists. Stirred deeply by what he experienced in the course of his travels, Franz Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage (with titles like”Gondolier’s Song”) is a musical travel diary—a tribute in sound to “different settings and places consecrated by history and poetry.” Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Lucille Beer sings favorite coloratura arias that typify the bravura of Italian vocal tradition.

More information here.

Aug
12
Tue
8/12-13 @ Archibald Field
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – Aug 13 @ 11:00 am
Aug
16
Sat
8/16 @ Archibald Field
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ginseng Woodswalk @ Catskill Forest Association
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

logothumbAmerican ginseng is revered throughout China for its medicinal attributes. Ginseng also grows throughout the Catskills, but oftentimes goes unnoticed. Come along and learn how to identify this long-lived herb in our own Catskill forest. Sturdy shoes required. MUST BE ABLE TO WALK OFF TRAIL. Limit 20 participants; Pre-registration required.

Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.

Whiskey Cross @ Maple Museum
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

logothumbCountry & Western Band with Blues Hall of Fame drummer Sonny Rock.

Sponsored by the Jefferson Historical Society.

 

Aug
17
Sun
Catskill High Peaks Festival: Music with Altitude! – “The Grand Italian Tour: Souvenir de Florence” @ Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

logothumbWorks by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Valentini, Boccherini and Vivaldi Featuring the High Peaks Festival Chamber Orchestra,  with guest artists Elmar Oliveira and Axel Strauss.

More information here.

Aug
18
Mon
Writer’s Evening @ 76 MAIN!
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers present new works in progress. Moderated Q&A. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

Aug
21
Thu
TBD-RAG4 @ Kirkside Park
Aug 21 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Aug
23
Sat
8/23 @ Archibald Field
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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.

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.

 

Aug
30
Sat
8/30 @ Archibald Field
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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
5
Fri
Open Mic Night at 76 MAIN! @ 76 MAIN!
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosts Kevin Prior and Mike Herman. Musicians welcome to drop in and play. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

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
15
Mon
Writer’s Evening @ 76 MAIN!
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers present new works in progress. Moderated Q&A. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

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
3
Fri
Open Mic Night at 76 MAIN! @ 76 MAIN!
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosts Kevin Prior and Mike Herman. Musicians welcome to drop in and play. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

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
20
Mon
Writer’s Evening @ 76 MAIN!
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers present new works in progress. Moderated Q&A. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

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
7
Fri
Open Mic Night at 76 MAIN! @ 76 MAIN!
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosts Kevin Prior and Mike Herman. Musicians welcome to drop in and play. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

Nov
17
Mon
Writer’s Evening @ 76 MAIN!
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers present new works in progress. Moderated Q&A. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

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.

Dec
5
Fri
Open Mic Night at 76 MAIN! @ 76 MAIN!
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosts Kevin Prior and Mike Herman. Musicians welcome to drop in and play. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

Dec
15
Mon
Writer’s Evening @ 76 MAIN!
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers present new works in progress. Moderated Q&A. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.

Jan
2
Fri
Open Mic Night at 76 MAIN! @ 76 MAIN!
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosts Kevin Prior and Mike Herman. Musicians welcome to drop in and play. Sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Group.