GREENE COUNTY EVENTS
Greene County Tourism Promotion
Department, Box 527, Catskill, NY 12414
or call 518-943-3223 or 1-800-355-2287 or visit:
THRU NOVEMBER 3; Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek. Curator: H. Daniel Peck, John Guy Vassar, Jr., Professor Emeritus of English, Vassar College. A new exhibition illuminating Cole’s Catskill Creek paintings, considered for the first time as an integral series. Thomas Cole National Historic Site 218 Spring Street, Catskill, 518-943-7465. www.thomascole.
Sept. 1, Oct. 13; Diamondback Motocross. Riders will WANT to race this track. Spectators will feel like they are sitting in the middle of the races. Diamondback uphill triple, high-speed sections, fast sweeping start, table tops, doubles, whoops, oh yeah, it's on, AND IT'S ON BIG TIME!! Welden House 2119 Route 145, East Durham
SEPTEMBER 8; 9:45am: Canoe Trips. Explore Cole’s “favorite haunt” on a guided paddle. Catskill Creek, Catskill 518-943-7465. www.thomascole.
SEPTEMBER 11-15; Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival. motorcycle festival in Upstate New York! Enjoy stunt shows, rodeo games, live music, a vendor expo and bike show with cash prizes. Wednesday night don't miss the pub crawl & Thursday a pre-festival party. Onsite lodging, RV & camping always available. Free Demo rides all weekend long! Open to all bike brands, spectators welcome. Blackthorne Resort, 348 Sunside Road, East Durham. 518-634-2541
SEPTEMBER 21; 10AM: Basket Making: Twining With Natural Materials. Want to learn how to make a basket but don’t know where to begin? In this class Katie Grove will introduce the classic basketry technique of twining, using locally harvested plant materials. Used by people all over the world, twining is a technique in which two weavers are twisted around uprights to create a tightly woven basket. It can be adapted to use with many different materials and in this class we will focus on cattails, basswood fiber, inner tree bark and more. In addition to finishing one or two small baskets we will also discuss harvesting and processing materials. If you are excited about learning a new craft using plants that grow all around us then join us for a morning of learning and creativity! Cost of Admission: Free to Members, $10 for Non-Members $10 Additional Materials Cost Per Person. Workshop is limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required at mtarboretum.org/events. Mountain Top Arboretum Education Center 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville
SEPTEMBER 28; 6PM: Zadock Pratt Museum Sixth Annual Benefit & 60 Years of Service to the Community held at Villa Vosilla Tannersville. Live entertainment: Pianist David Peskin. 2019 Honorees: Janelle Maurer, Don Teator, Kevin Berner, and Ginny Scheer $60 per person To reserve your seat and indicate your preference of the main course (beef, salmon, chicken, or eggplant), contact Suzanne Walsh at email@example.com. Zaddock Pratt Museum 14540 Main Street Prattsville, 518-299-3395
SEPTEMBER 28,29, Oct. 5,6,12,13,19,20; 11AM: Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest Offers Four Weekends of Bavarian Festivities! The first weekend of Oktoberfest features our Ciders in the Catskills tasting event showcasing some of the best cideries in NYS. Monster Energy Aerial Stunt Show. Second weekend feature off-roading! Doxie Derby. Third weekend the Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally. Live Music. Fourth weekend showcasing of local wineries to compliment the festivities, offering samples of their finest locally-crafted wines. Hunter Mountain Resort 64 Klein Ave, Hunter
October 18,CATSKILLS LOCAL GOVERNMENT DAY. For municipal officials, planning and zoning board members, highway superintendents, economic development and tourism planners, helping agencies and interested citizens “Rural Transportation: Challenges and Solutions” Sponsored by the Catskill Watershed Corporation Hosted by the Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter 845-586-1400 Samantha Costa