Delaware County Events

Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
5 1/2 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753
Voice: 607.746.2281 Fax: 607.746.3571
info@delawarecounty.org   www.delawarecounty.org

MONDAYS: 5:30 P.M YOGA. Classes are a combination of Bikram, Hatha & Vinyasa flow- all levels welcome. Mondays - $10/pp. Season passes also available. Classes will be held outdoors in the event field on the stage, in the mountains, with the trees, flowers, birds, sun, clouds, and breezes or by the pond weather permitting. We will move inside the Carriage House during inclement weather and winter months. We have extra mats so don't let that stop you. 8052 County Highway 18 Bloomville, 607-538-1235 info@turquoisebarn.com

WEDNESDAYS; 7-10PM: TRIVIA NIGHT. Come put your knowledge to the test every Wed. @ 7pm. Teams 1-7 people. Winning team gets 50% off the bill. Cara Vaughn as your hostess. Held at QUARTER MOON CAFE, Main St., Delhi until Shire Pub gets remodeled. Come support the Shire employees. www.theshiredelhi.com 607-746-8758

WEDNESDAYS; 7-9 PM: KNITTING GROUP. Welcoming all who knit, crochet, quilt, do needlepoint, tatting, crewel, embroidery, etc., of all levels, including those who would like to learn. We will offer help and encouragement while you work on your own projects. ! 607 652-5001 Stamford Village Library 117 Main St, Stamford, http://www.svlny.org/

WEDNESDAYS; 4PM: COMPUTER & INTERNET 101. Want to do more with your computer and the internet, but get frustrated and confused by it all? Learn in a friendly and non-technical setting so you can find information online, keep in touch with family and friends, write letters and emails, create spreadsheets, listen to music, send and receive pictures and videos, and play games. Bring your questions and problems! 607 652-5001 Stamford Village Library 117 Main St, Stamford, http://www.svlny.org/

THURDAY'S; 8:30PM: KARAOKE Every Thursday! Late Nite Happy Hour- 9-11pm. DJ Pat Del Rosario. Held at QUARTER MOON CAFE, Main St., Delhi until Shire Pub gets remodeled. Come support the Shire employees. 607-746-8758

THURSDAYS; 4-5 PM: TEEN SOCIAL AND STUDY GROUP. Young Adult study group focusing on socialization, studying, and creative idea sharing with possible monthly book discussions. Open to grades 6-9. 607 652-5001 Stamford Village Library 117 Main St, Stamford, http://www.svlny.org/

TUESDAYS; 10:30AM: TODDLER RHYME TIME. An interactive program featuring repetitive songs, finger plays, and motion. We read one short book and color pictures. Ages 0-3. Cannon Free Library, 40 Elm St, Delhi, 607-746-2662

SATURDAYS; Jam Session. Live music, table games and refreshments will be served. Bring your instrument or games or just come for a fun evening. Free admission. St. John's Episcopal Church, 134 1/2 Main St., Delhi.

FREE MOVIE: SECOND SATURDAY OF MONTH. Movie 7pm Pot-Luck Supper 6pm. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. We're sponsoring a once-a-month movie night for the whole community so that we all have a chance to get together, socialize, get out of the house, and have some fun. Each month we'll present an old classic film that everyone can enjoy. Admission is free. Refreshments will be offered as well. At the Hobart Community Center, Cornell Avenue, Hobart. For more info email movies@hobart-ny.com or call 607-437-7380 or 607-821-2932 http://www.hobart-ny.com/movienights

JUNE - AUGUST: 2019 Summer Literary Workshops for Kids & Teens - Registration forms are available now (Registration deadline is May 25).  The workshops will take place in Bright Hill's Education Wing at 94 Church St., Treadwell, NY, one block north of Del. Co. Rte 14. To register for the workshops and for information regarding fees and scholarships, email wordthur@stny.rr.com. 
At Bright Hill, we believe in S(cience)  T(echnology)  E(ngineering)  A(rts) M(athematics) + H(istory)! --- The workshop space is limited, registration (deadline May 25). 
Pre-Registration is required for all workshops.

AUGUST 8-29; East Meets West Theater Workshop with Lanny Harrison. Movement. Meditation. Music. Back by popular demand for a ninth year! In these playful & provoking sessions, participants will discover some of the myriad characters who dwell within. Through exercises that emphasize imagination, improvisation, and transformation, Lanny will lead the group on a voyage of theatrical exploration and contemplative practice. Music, live or chosen from an eclectic sound library, will be an integral part of each evening. No prior experience in theater or dance is required just an open mind & a body wearing comfortable clothes. Participants may take as many sessions as they wish. Contact The WKC to receive travel directions to the instructor’s East Meredith studio.
Four Thursdays, August 8-29, 7–9 PM Presented off-site in the instructor’s East Meredith barn studio. No pre-registration needed. For teens and adults. $15 per session ($45 for 4 sessions for WKC members), payable to Lanny, or online (fee applies) Call The Centre for directions (607)278-5454. West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road  East Meredith

August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18; Day Out with Thomas – The Steam Team Tour. The Delaware & Ulster Railroad scenic train ride is located at 43510 State Highway 28. Day Out with Thomas will also return the following week, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 16-18. To learn more, please call (800) 225-4132 or (845) 586-2929 or e-mail: director@durr.org. Events subject to change. For the most current information visit: durr.org. To book tickets for a Day Out with Thomas, visit: dayoutwiththomas.com or call (866) 468-7630.

AUGUST 9-25; Billy Bishop Goes to War. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturday Matinee at 3 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m. The story of World War I Canada fighter pilot Billy Bishop. 607-829-3700. Franklin Stage Co., 25 Institute St., Franklin
AUGUST 10; Andes Community Day Parade after the bus goes through, live music, food, vendors and much more. Help Andes celebrate its bicentennial. 845-676-3322. Hamlet of Andes
AUGUST 10; 1PM: Wooden Cross Music Festival Christian music festival features live music, homemade food, and family fun. Free admission. Sponsored by Sherman Bible Chapel. Firemen's Park, Borden St., Deposit
AUGUST 10; 10AM: Delaware Academy Memorabilia Delhi Historical Society will have Delaware Academy memorabilia on display in the House in celebration of Delaware Academy's 200th anniversary. Delhi Historical Society, Cannon House, 47 Main St., Delhi

AUGUST 10; FAMILY SATURDAYS Come enjoy a field trip for families with special hands-on activities for kids.  Take a kid-focused guided tour of the Mill’s historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop, and see how water powers the mill and its century-old machines. Be sure to stop in to the Learning Lab, which has a variety blocks, gears, and circuits for kids to build and explore. Free Family Saturdays are funded in part with a grant from Stewart’s Holiday Match. On Family Saturdays, up to two adults will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by a child under 18. Children aged 13-18 will be admitted free of charge as well. Children 12 and under always receive free admission to the Museum, even for special events like Independence Day Celebration, the Antique Engine Jamboree and the Woodsmen’s Festival. Hanford Mills Museum 51 County Highway 12, East Meredith

AUGUST 10; 8PM: Sam Reider + The Human Hands An ensemble that breaks down any remaining boundaries between jazz, folk, bluegrass, and chamber music. This “staggeringly virtuosic band” (RnR Magazine) of musicians includes Alex Hargreaves (Live From Here, Sarah Jarosz) on violin, Eddie Barbash (Jon Batiste and Stay Human) on saxophone, Dominick Leslie (Hawktail, Ricky Skaggs) on mandolin, Roy Williams (Stephane Wrembel) on guitar, and Dave Speranza (Jim Campilongo) on bass. Irresistible melodies, fiery improvisation and otherworldly sounds collide in what Songlines Magazine has dubbed a "mash-up of the the Klezmatics, Quintette du Hot Club de France and the Punch Brothers.” West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road  East Meredith

AUGUST 12-17; DELAWARE COUNTY FAIR. Walton, NY

AUGUST 16; 10:30AM: Miss Pam’s Jamboree. Interactive musical exploration for all ages (intergenerational participation encouraged!) FREE & open to the public; no registration required; drop-in. This series is part of our new Songbird Sessions series and made possible by funding from an Upstate Coalition for a Fairgame Arts Grant. Certified teacher and performing artist Pamela West-Finkle will lead an interactive hands-on, developmentally appropriate program on the third Friday of June, July, & August.
In this mixed age music class, caregivers and children joyfully participate by singing and dancing together to American and World Folk Music and instrumental selections from all musical genres. Each class includes hands-on play with egg shakers, rhythm sticks, tambourines, drums, a variety of other hand percussion, and creative movement props. No previous musical experience or ability is required. Parents or grandparents with two left feet are highly encouraged to attend. In addition to being an excellent way for caregivers to spend quality time with their child and other families, participating in a music class not only teaches the language of music through play, it puts those children ahead of those who have not had this early active musical participation and socialization. A national research study in Bridgeport, Connecticut showed that children who participate in early childhood music classes with musical interaction at home experience significant gains in cognitive/intellectual, language, physical, social, and emotional development. West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road  East Meredith

AUGUST 17; 8PM: Town Mountain "A fresh perspective on fast-fingered traditional bluegrass, with forays into rockabilly and old-school country"— ROLLING STONE. Raw & soulful, with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves reviews for their hard-driving sound, original songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances.  Featuring guitarist and vocalist Robert Greer, banjoist Jesse Langlais, mandolinist Phil Barker, fiddler Bobby Britt, and Zach Smith on bass. The hearty base of Town Mountain's music is first and second generation bluegrass spiced with country, old school rock ‘n’ roll, and boogie-woogie. It's what else goes into the mix that brings it all to life both on stage and on record and reflects the group's wide-ranging influences – from the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and the ethereal lyrics of Robert Hunter, to the honest, vintage country of Willie, Waylon, and Merle. West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road  East Meredith

AUGUST 24; HOBART SAUSAGE & BREW FESTIVAL. Horseshoe games, hay rides, craft beers, locally sourced foods, farming movies & discussions. Live music from 4-6 with the Fisher Cats. Dancing from 7-9 with the Tremperskill Boys. Free. Rain or shine. 101 Maple Ave., Hobart. 

August 31; 6PM: Twilight on the Rails. This specially scheduled ride provides an evening of live music aboard the train, featuring one of the region’s top bands, Blues Maneuver. Bring a picnic and beverages. The Delaware & Ulster Railroad tourist train ride is located at 43510 State Highway 28, Arkville, NY.  To learn more, please call (800) 225-4132 or (845) 586-2929 or e-mail: director@durr.org. Events subject to change. For the most current information or to book online reservations, visit: durr.org

SEPTEMBER 1; BOVINA FARM DAY. Crescent Valley Road, Bovina. 

SEPTEMBER 1; West Kortright Fair. The Centre’s 14th annual family-friendly summer’s-end celebration includes a full afternoon of foot-stompin’ music and entertainment! Shop a huge silent auction and rummage sale of antiques, goods, and services to benefit The WKC. Children’s activities galore! Shop for one-of-a-kind items from our favorite local vendors, Scrumptious foods made from fresh local products, Group art show & MUCH more!Rain or Shine. Pay-what-you-can admission. West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road  East Meredith
SEPTEMBER 1; West Kortright Fair. The Centre’s 14th annual family-friendly summer’s-end celebration includes a full afternoon of foot-stompin’ music and entertainment! Shop a huge silent auction and rummage sale of antiques, goods, and services to benefit The WKC. Children’s activities galore! Shop for one-of-a-kind items from our favorite local vendors, Scrumptious foods made from fresh local products, Group art show & MUCH more!Rain or Shine. Pay-what-you-can admission. West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road  East Meredith

SEPTEMBER 7; 10AM: 36th annual Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree & Powerfest, features antique tractors, Model A Fords, outboard motors, Doodlebugs, hit and miss engines, model steam engines, and water-cooled and air-cooled gas engines. Exhibitors are individual collectors as well as members of the Franklin Doodlebug Club, the Southern Maine Antique Tractor Club, Tired Iron of Butternut Valley, Blue Mountain Antique Steam and Gas, Southern Tier Antique Gas and Steam Engine Association, the Hudson Mohawk Chapter of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association, the Antique Outboard Motor Club, and the Mohican Car Club.  Popular features include a 1926 Ahrens Fox Pumper Firetruck and the 1957 Nash Metropolitan Hook and Ladder Fire Truck Ride from the Catskill Game Farm. The Museum’s Steam Team operate the wood-fired steam boiler and steam engines.   Hands-on kids activities, BBQ, pie, local bluegrass music, and demonstrations in the Mill round out the Antique Engine Jamboree. Hanford Mills Museum 51 County Highway 12, East Meredith

SEPTEMBER 8; Grandparent's Day Treat. Celebrating National Grandparent's Day, the Delaware and Ulster Railroad gives free rides to children who are accompanied by their grandparents. Tickets are limited to two children per adult for a 25 minute ride. 10:30am - 2:30pm. Delaware & Ulster Railroad, 43510 NY-28, Arkville
SEPTEMBER 10, 11; Plein Air Painting. Join renowned painter Mireille Duchesne for a two-day painting retreat in which you leave the four walls of your studio behind and immerse yourself in the landscape itself. Situated in the heart of the farm under the guidance of an experienced landscape artist, you'll capture everything from 19th century barns to animals, mountains to greenery. Breakfast and a bag lunch provided, suitable for all skill levels. Limited to 12 participants 16 years of age and older. All materials provided, plus lodgings available on site for additional fees. Register at labassecourfarm@gmail.com at La Basse Cour Farm, 3228 Gun House Hill Rd, South Kortright

September 12; 7PM: Linda Lowen will join us to share her work. Open mic starts at 7 pm, when all present are welcome to read for five minutes from their own work, or from other writers that inspire. Suggested donation for entry is $3; free to students and youth. Wine, beer, coffee, and light refreshments (fruit, cheese, spreads) will be served. Word Thursdays 27th season, at Bright Hill Press and Literary Center of the Catskills, 94 Church Street, Treadwell
SEPTEMBER 14; 7:30PM: Mobius Trio has made it its mission to fully integrate the classical guitar into the 21st century’s nascent musical lexicon. Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Rd, Roxbury

September 14; The Great Train Robbery & Barbecue by The Catskill Mountain Bushwackers. Historically accurate desperadoes of the 19th century will stage lighthearted holdups of the D&U. A BBQ luncheon is part of the fun. The Delaware & Ulster Railroad scenic train ride is located at 43510 State Highway 28, Arkville, NY. To learn more, please call (800) 225-4132 or (845) 586-2929 or e-mail: director@durr.org. Events subject to change. For the most current information or to book online reservations, visit: durr.org

SEPTEMBER 14; 10AM: AUTUMN INQUIRY INVITATION: BEYOND FORAGING WITH MARGUERITE UHLMANN-BOWER Explore concepts related to “deep adaptation,” symbiotic living, and traditional ways of communicating with nature. Strengthen your adaptive internal tools and reflect on community roles and connections. Questions asked throughout the workshop: 1) What if we can't slow down climate change? 2) Can we experience positive acceptance of adverse change? 3) How can communities be successful and resilient in the face of an uncertain future? The workshop will include enjoyable mind and body exercises, with an emphasis on developing keen observation and communication skills. We'll look at and listen to plants and trees, explore cognitive agility techniques, and process what it means to do what's right for nature. Bring a bagged lunch & water. Expect to be outside all day. Preregistration required. West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, www.westkc.org

SEPTEMBER 14; 7PM: Film Showing - Bob Wyer: Catskills Photographer. Join the Delaware County Historical Association to view a new documentary film by Hancock-based photographer and filmmaker Art Pierson and Thousand Watt Productions. After 2018’s The Coulter Code, this is DCHA’s latest foray into film making. Bob Wyer: Catskills Photographer provides a fascinating look into the life and career of Delhi-based photographer Bob Wyer and his wife and collaborator Billie. Beginning in the 1930s and continuing well into the 1970s, Bob Wyer photographed a wide range of life’s activities, including school groups, graduating seniors, stores, hotels, farms and businesses, thereby providing us with a remarkably broad documentation of life here in the Catskills. As a staff photographer for the Oneonta Star and other local newspapers, Wyer was often also on hand to document accidents, fires and even, in a few instances, murders. Images from his years as both a free-lancer and as a paid photojournalist make up the majority of the images which appear in the film. Bob Wyer: Catskills Photographer features numerous interviews with local people who knew the Wyers and others who are knowledgeable about Wyer’s tens of thousands of images. Produced and directed by Samantha Misa; Director of Photography Arthur W. Pierson. Original music by Brittany Elliot; narrated by Lily Ogozalek. Free admission. Some images may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. (607) 746-3849, or email: dcha@delhi.net. DCHA 46549 State Hwy. 10. Delhi.

SEPTEMBER 15; 2PM: PUBLIC TALK: INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM & GUIDED MEDITATION W/ LANNY HARRISON No registration required. Donations welcome. Performer, poet, teacher, Lanny Harrison began her career in Moni Yakim’s New York Pantomime Theater in 1966. For the past 40 years, she has written and presented one-woman shows, touring America and Europe. She is a founding teacher at The West Kortright Centre and teaches "Characters in Motion" at Integral Yoga Institute, NYC and a class every spring semester at NYU’s Gallatin Division. Since 1971, Ms Harrison has been a student of the meditation master & founder of Naropa University Chogyam Trungpa, who died in 1987. She is a certified meditation instructor in the Shambhala tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, www.westkc.org

SEPTEMBER 21; 9AM: Baking with the Royal Bride: Quick Breads, Biscuits, Muffins, and Crumpets. Hone your baking and woodstove cooking skills and develop your “biscuit hands” in this hands-on workshop. You will be guided through the process of preparing a mouth-watering assortment of quick breads.  You will use ingredients and techniques common in the early 20th century, recipes from cookbooks in use in the 1920s, and best of all, the Hanford Hours’ beautiful Royal Bride wood cookstove. Register for the workshop online, by calling 607-278-5744, or by emailing kajsah@hanfordmills.org. The deadline to register is September 12. This workshop is limited to eight participants and is intended for ages 15 and up. Hanford Mills Museum 51 County Highway 12, East Meredith

SEPTEMBER 21; 10AM: 35th Annual Delhi Harvest Festival, held in conjunction with SUNY Delhi's Family Weekend, will take place at Delhi's Courthouse Square on Main Street and will occur RAIN OR SHINE.  Over 75 vendors will be selling useful and trendy items including jewelry, handmade gifts, produce, handbags, baked treats, wooden signs and so much more. The list of the over 75 vendors can be found at the website,www.visitdelhiny.com/news/delhiharvestfestival2019. 
In addition, the Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally will make it's way through Delhi in the afternoon stopping at the Delaware County Historical Association.  A recreation of the 1903 Automobile Endurance Run, antique cars will start the journey in Mount Tremper, making their way to Unadilla, passing through Delhi. "Cruise-In Car Show" will be held at Decker Auto Lab, at SUNY Delhi's Valley Campus from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. where attendees can check out more classic cars. Delhi Historical Society will also have an exhibit featuring trains, toys, tools and more from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Cannon House at 47 Main Street

SEPTEMBER 21; 7PM: THE MURPHY BEDS (Eamon O’Leary & Jefferson Hamer) present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin.  Whatever the source songs of Irish travelers, Arkansas spirituals, or their own compositions O'Leary & Hamer's arrangements feature the same carefully wrought interplay of voices and strings. West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, www.westkc.org

SEPTEMBER 21; 10AM: Margaretville Cauliflower Festival. Celebrating farming, cooking and culture in the past, present and future of the Catskill Mountains.Fun for the entire family including: Cauliflower For Sale – Buy LOCAL at the Pure Catskills tent! Artists and Craftspeople, History Tent-Sponsored by The Town of Middletown Historical Society, Music, Pony rides and petting zoo, Children’s hands-on crafts and entertainment, Tractor Parade, Quilting demonstrations. Village Park and Pavilion, 773 Main St, Margaretville

SEPTEMBER 21, 22; The Delaware County Town and Country Quilters” will host its biennial quilt show. In addition to over 100 quilts on display, Quilts Along the Delaware will feature a Raffle Quilt, Door Prizes, Boutique, Demos, Vendor and Children’s Scavenger Hunt. Antique quilts and objects will also be displayed. Hands-on quilting area for children. uilts will be on display a full week Sept 21 – Sept 29. Free parking. Admission to the show is $4.00 and hours are 10am – 4pm each day. Lunch available September 21 & 22. For more information call DCHA at (607) 746-3849; email dcha@delhi.net; www.dcha-ny.org Delaware County Historical Association State Hwy. 10 Delhi
SEPTEMBER 22 - 24; Sensory Adventure Retreat 3 days and 2 nights of rejuvenating, regenerating, and reconnecting to your mind, body + spirit; in a comfortable, relaxing, & BEAUTIFUL environment. Celebrate the Autumn Equinox, the perfect time for making changes, setting intentions, nurturing, and self-reflection. September also happens to be one of THE most colorful and beautiful seasons here in the Catskill mountains, perfect for reconnecting. Turquoise Barn, 8052 County Highway 18 Bloomville

SEPTEMBER 22; 11AM: JOY ON STAGE WITH SLOAN WAINWRIGHT Learn to claim space on stage and be in the beautiful and exciting moment of performing! How to find your calm and peaceful center in the eye of the storm...Sloan will provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to address all things performance—song selection, intros, elements of taking care of yourself on and off stage, tools for preparing, practicing, and facing & engaging happily with an audience. Explore the world of "owning it”! Experience being your authentic self and in the flow with an audience. Release your inner strengths to savor the moment so you can perhaps remember your performance; the memory won't be erased by nervousness. We’ll address song or “piece” selection, intros, elements of taking care of yourself on- and offstage, tools for preparing and practicing, then facing and engaging happily with an audience. We'll talk a little and check in with what you need. We’ll have fun and put on our very own show. For musicians, actors, poets, and anyone else interested in performing. Light lunch included. All levels, ages 18 and up. Pre-registration required. West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, www.westkc.org

SEPTEMBER 22-24; Botanical Sensory Adventure Retreat - Autumn Equinox + Nature Immersion. Yoga Nidra Meditation + Food + Herbal Alchemy + Art + Nature
Listen. See. Touch. Feel. Taste. Breathe. Create. CONNECT. Turquoise Barn, 8052 Co Rd 18, Bloomville

September 28&29. Vintage Steam Locomotive. The Delaware & Ulster Railroad tourist train ride is located at 43510 State Highway 28, Arkville, NY. For more information, please call (800) 225-4132 or (845) 586-DURR. Events subject to change. For the most current information, visit: durr.org

SEPTEMBER 28, 29; Free Fishing Days in New York State. During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing regulations still apply.
SEPTEMBER 29; 11AM: BARN TOUR WKC Take a fascinating tour of the structures that characterize our region’s agricultural heritage and bucolic farmland. Get an up close look at iconic bank and ramp-style barns, the cupolas that decorate and ventilate them, and the timber frames and stone foundations that support them. You’ll explore working dairy farms, horse stables, and barns that have been preserved and repurposed. Rain or shine. $20, to benefit The WKC You must begin the tour by 1PM. Rain or shine. Directions will be sent to ticket holders the week before the tour. Call (607) 278-5454 with any questions: https://westkc.org/eventbrite-event/barn-tour

SEPTEMBER 29; 11AM: BARN TOUR Take a fascinating tour of the structures that characterize our region’s agricultural heritage and bucolic farmland.  In the Walton area. Take a fascinating tour of the structures that characterize our region’s agricultural heritage and bucolic farmland. Get an up close look at iconic bank and ramp-style barns, the cupolas that decorate and ventilate them, and the timber frames and stone foundations that support them. You’ll explore working dairy farms, horse stables, and barns that have been preserved and repurposed. Rain or shine. West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, www.westkc.org

OCTOBER 5; 10AM: Woodsmen’s Festival showcases logging, sawing and woodworking history. Come see the axes fly! The Woodsmen’s Club from the SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill returns to Hanford Mills to demonstrate cross-cut sawing, overhand and underhand chop, ax throwing and other lumberjack skills. The speed and precision of these talented college students is amazing to watch. Hanford Mills Museum 51 County Highway 12, East Meredith

OCTOBER 5; Fall Festival in Sidney. Fun for the entire family Corn Hole Tournament -$20 team entry
Craft Vendors, Beer/Cider Tastings Noon-3pm, Food, Music, Fun events for Kids of all ages. For more information, to sign up for the corn hole tournament or to be a vendor please email office@sidneychamber.org or call 607-561-2320. Sponsored by the Sidney Chamber of Commerce

October 5; 3PM: A Celebration of the Life and Works of Gail Bunting Exhibit Opening. Life and works of Gail Bunting, naturalist and painter, in the Word and Image Gallery. The opening reception will begin at 3 PM, with an open invitation at 4 PM to share stories and memories of the artist and her work. Wine, beer, coffee, and light refreshments (fruit, cheese, spreads) will be served. The show will run from October 5 to October 25. RSVP on Facebook. Gail Bunting grew up in the Hudson Valley, where her mother taught her a love of woodland flowers and a hopeful outlook regarding the existence of elves and fairies. Her father taught her a tender regard for all small creatures that were not eating his vegetable garden. "Seven Sisters" by Gail Bunting  In her diversified life she was employed in book production, horse training, woodworking and dairy farming. Gail Bunting's intricate naturalist egg tempera paintings consistently won prizes and awards. Her work was featured in the April 2001 issue of the New York State Conservationist magazine and one of her paintings appeared on the cover. "Wood Satyr" by Gail Bunting Gail's paintings have been exhibited at the Arnot Museum in Elmira, NY, the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY, the Kubiak Gallery in Oneonta, NY, the Mountaintop Gallery in Windham, the Mural Gallery in Woodstock, the West Kortright Center, the Volcano Editions gallery in Oneonta, and annually at the Stagecoach Run Art Festival in her hometown of Treadwell, NY. Gail was one of the earliest artists participating in Stagecoach Run Art Festival during the July 4th weekend in Treadwell and Franklin, New York. She passed away in November 2018. Bright Hill Press & Literary Center of the Catskills 94 Church Street Treadwell, 607-829-5055 www.brighthillpress.org

OCTOBER 6; 2PM: PUBLIC TALK: UPSTATE UNCOVERED & GRAVES OF UPSTATE NY. Chuck will be telling "tales from the road" as he presents two of his most popular Upstate New York books. Public Talk: Upstate Uncovered & Graves of Upstate New York: 100 Notable Resting Places With Chuck D’Imperio. No registration required; donations welcome "Big Chuck" D'Imperio is one of Central New York's longest tenured morning radio DJs. He has hosted his morning show on WDOS since 1989. He is also a prolific author, newspaper columnist and public speaker. Chuck will be telling "tales from the road" as he presents two of his most popular Upstate New York books. His talks are fun and fascinating...and you will always learn something! West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, www.westkc.org

OCTOBER 11; Free Fishing Days in New York State. During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing regulations still apply.
OCTOBER 12, 13; 10AM: Mountain Biking Camping in the parking lots and FREE music Saturday night. The Trails are in PRIMO condition! Plus we've got a great new fleet of Scott rental bikes and full protective gear available for rent too. Plus camping, BBQ, drink specials, and live music on the deck Saturday! Want more chances to hit the trails this summer? Consider a private summer mountain rental—for biking or just a day of fun with friends on the mountain! Interested??? Contact christy@plattekill.com.Ski Plattekill, Roxbury

October 13; Mystery on The Flyer Dinner Train. The Delaware & Ulster Railroad scenic train ride is located at 43510 State Highway 28, Arkville, NY. To learn more, please call (800) 225-4132 or (845) 586-2929 or e-mail: director@durr.org. Events subject to change. For the most current information or to book online reservations, visit: durr.org

October 13, 20, 27; Pumpkin Patch Flyer. The Delaware & Ulster Railroad will host The Pumpkin Patch Flyer specially themed train rides. The Delaware & Ulster Railroad scenic train ride is located at 43510 State Highway 28, Arkville, NY. To learn more, please call (800) 225-4132 or (845) 586-2929 or e-mail: director@durr.org. Events subject to change. For the most current information or to book online reservations, visit: durr.org

OCTOBER 14; 10AM: Columbus Day at Hanford Mills This is the last day of the 2019 season. Come take a tour of the historic water-powered sawmill and woodworking shop, explore the site, and see the exhibit "Today's Schedule Did Not Go According to Plan" about the work involved in keeping this historic mill in running order. Kids can play and build in the Learning Lab. Bring a picnic and enjoy a fall day at Hanford Mills. The last tour of the day begins at 3:30 pm. Kids 12 and under get in free. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co Rd 12, East Meredith

OCTOBER 19; 7PM: THE HORSZOWSKI TRIO are power players. Memorably monumental”—Los Angeles Times. Jesse Mills, violin, Raman Ramakrishnan, cello, Rieko Aizawa, piano. Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” the members of the Horszowski Trio's musical bonds have been strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world–including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival–resulting in deep trust and exhilarating expressive freedom. Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, when they were children. They later met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who had made her U.S. debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892-1993), at the Curtis Institute. Inspired by Horszowski’s musicianship, integrity, and humanity, the Trio presents both traditional and contemporary repertoire. This performance is part of the annual Weekend of Chamber Music in the Western Catskills—a collaboration between the West Kortright Centre and Friends of Music of Stamford, NY. The Horszowski Trio's West Kortright Centre performance is followed by another world-class chamber music event the next day: Friends of Music presents Rachel Lee Priday (violin) and Marija Stroke (piano) on Sunday, October 20 at 3PM at the Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main Street Stamford. Details at http://friendsmusic.org/  West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, www.westkc.org

OCTOBER 19; 10AM: The Monthly Make with Patrice Lorenz: Masks. Try something new! The Monthly Make with Patrice Lorenz offers an exciting variety of workshops where folks can explore creative processes new to them. Lorenz has been teaching art for over 25 years. In addition to her work with a generation of young artists in the NYC public schools, she has been an associate professor at NYU, Pratt Institute, City College and Empire State College. She is currently completing a Masters Degree in Art Therapy at NYU. Register for The Monthly Make: Stamp Art. Adults: $25 per class Ages 12 and under, with paid/participating adult: $10 per class All materials included Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Rd, Roxbury

October 26; 7PM: Ben Cosgrove //GlobeTrotting Ben Cosgrove is a composer-performer whose music explores themes of landscape, place, and ecology in North America. He has spent years intimately exploring every corner of the country and writing music in response to it. Ben is fascinated and inspired by the different ways people interact with their built and natural environments, and through songs with names like “Prairie Fire,” “Champlain,” “Little Rain,” “Nashua,” “Sigurd F. Olson,” “Kennebec,” and others, he seeks to explore those relationships and reflect them in sound. “I don’t necessarily think of my pieces as rendering places in music, but more just as a way for me to respond to places musically. Writing music just turns out to be a great way for me to process the world.” Cosgrove has held artist residencies and fellowships with institutions including the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, Harvard University, Middlebury College, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. His live performances on solo piano are at once dazzling and intimate, the music both delicate and commanding. He performs regularly both as a solo artist and as a sideman, tours widely across the US and Canada, writes scores for films, plays, radio, and television, and has produced several well-received albums of original instrumental music. GlobeTrotting World/Jazz Fusion Grammy winner, and five-time Grammy nominee, Steve Gorn (bansuri flute, clarinet, and soprano sax), is creating a new idiom music that combines the essence of classical Indian tradition with a contemporary world music sensibility. His virtuoso mastery generates a vibrant fusion, alive and accessible to western ears. He has composed for film, television, dance, and theater, as well as performed in concerts and festivals throughout the world with luminaries such as with Paul Simon, Richie Havens, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Winter, and others. Drawing from Indian classical music, jazz, and world music, Gorn’s signature sound infuses a haunting, lyrical sweetness, bringing the healing breath of the sacred to our demanding contemporary lives. Drummer, hand percussionist, and educator Brian Melick has been a featured artist on over 400 commercially recorded works, and has played with many well-known musicians, including Kim and Reggie Harris, Pete Seeger, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Bela Fleck, Sloan Wainwright, Bruce Molsky, among others. Melick has created his own series of percussion educational curriculum for various ages and levels of experience, as well as also works with percussion-related companies in different capacities. He is especially known for his work with–and promotion of– the Nigerian Side Hole Pot Drum, affectionately known as the udu drum. West Kortright Centre 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, www.westkc.org

November 11; Free Fishing Days in New York State. During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing regulations still apply

NOVEMBER 22- 24; Forage Your Feast | A Mythic Catskills Weekend. In this era of illusion, many of us are yearning for realness. For authenticity. Come to the source and taste some as the Catskill summer thrums to life. Spillian is proud to partner with Table to Farm Tours to invite you to come and taste – literally and metaphorically – the terroir of the Catskills and bring it back to your table for your feasting this holiday season. Join with us as we introduce you to an extraordinary group of farmers who love this land, in all of its beauty and its harshness, and produce food that tastes of all that the Catskills awaken in us. You’ll wander with the inspiring team from Table to Farm Tours to a hand-selected array of Catskills farms, offering the bounty of late fall on a custom designed private tour. You can bring the flavors of the Catskills directly home to your celebrations. Food tastes different when you not only know where it comes from, but also when you’ve met the folks who have brought it into being. Forage Your Feast at Spillian. It’s Mythic. Local. Real. Spillian, 50 Fleischmanns Heights Rd, Arkville.

November 23-December 22; Silver Sleigh Flyer. The Delaware & Ulster Railroad on Route 28, Arkville will host The Silver Sleigh Flyer specially themed train rides. The Delaware & Ulster Railroad scenic train ride is located at 43510 State Highway 28, Arkville, NY. To learn more, please call (800) 225-4132 or (845) 586-2929 or e-mail: director@durr.org. Events subject to change. For the most current information or to book online reservations, visit: durr.org

FEBRUARY 1; 10AM: Ice Harvest Festival Come enjoy a day of hands-on history and winter fun. Lots of teamwork on display as everyone works together to fill the ice house. Ice harvests were once an essential part of winter in rural communities. Before there was refrigeration, ice was needed to preserve agricultural products and to keep food cold in the warmer months. Hanford Mills Museum celebrates this rural tradition with the Ice Harvest Festival. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co Rd 12, East Meredith

 

 

 

 


 

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