Sullivan County Events

Sullivan County Visitors Association
100 North Street • PO Box 5012
Monticello, NY 12701 • 845-794-3000 x5010
sctourism@scva.nethttp://www.scva.net

Sullivan County Chamber: www.sullivancounty.com

MONDAYS; 6PM: NARROWSBURG KNITTERS. Knit or crochet every Monday night. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Western Sullivan Public Library 198 Bridge St., Narrowsburg. www.wsplonline.org
EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY; 11AM: TASC. TASC (formerly GED) Distance Learning Program. Study for your high school equivalency test with a Distance Learning teacher.  Call Christine at Sullivan County BOCES for more information at 845-295-4906. Western Sullivan Public Library 19 Center St., Jeffersonville. www.wsplonline.org

JULY 13; 10AM: THE MUSEUM AT BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS & GROUNDS TO REOPEN. The Museum, which had delayed opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be open 10AM-5PM, seven days a week.
 In accordance with New York State’s reopening guidelines, stringent protocols have been put into place throughout the campus to help fight the spread of the virus. All ticketing transactions will be contactless and will occur at the exterior Box Office windows. Due to capacity limitations, visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets online in advance.
 All guests in The Museum will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing guidelines. In addition to an increase in the frequency and intensity of cleaning high traffic areas, alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the site. After closing each evening, the entire Museum building will undergo a full disinfection of all surfaces. In addition to MERV-13 rated filters, each of The Museum’s air handling systems is equipped with ultraviolet germicidal disinfection equipment.
 Due to spatial restrictions, the 2020 Special Exhibit, Lights, Color, Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco as well as the Crossroads Gallery exhibit, Raising Our Voices: A Century of Women’s Rights in America, will be postponed until 2021.  
The grounds, monument, and Bindy Bazaar Trails will be open to the public daily from 9AM-5PM.  Masks are not required on the grounds so long as social distancing is possible. Outdoor exhibits include the following:

 Meet Me at Woodstock, a new augmented reality tour that gives guests the chance to experience the history of the Woodstock festival first-hand as they listen to stories of those who were there, see the iconic stage, hear concert recordings and authentic announcements from the stage, and relive the legendary moments as a member of the 450,000 person crowd.  The tour is hosted on a tablet and led by the voices of Nick and Bobbi Ercoline – the couple featured on the cover of the Woodstock album who are today volunteers at Bethel Woods. The tour will be available as a $5.00 add-on to a Museum ticket, or as a standalone rental fee of $8.00 during regular Museum hours.

 Earth in Focus: A Celebration of Our Dynamic Planet commemorates Earth Day, the environmental movement's 50th anniversary, and the many global strides made in preservation and sustainability. The site will be adorned with large-scale photographs featuring the work from photographers around the world, chosen from a photo contest curated in partnership with Photoville.  Juxtaposed with the scenic campus, Earth in Focus will highlight the intersection of Earth Day’s origin and the movements of the ‘60s.

 Crocheted Connections is an installation by artist Carol Hummel, who stitched together colorful crocheted shapes that organically wrap, hug, and embrace the trunks and branches of trees along the walking path in Bindy Woods Trails, creating an ever-changing environment vibrating with color, light, shape, and form.

  In addition to a selection of outdoor exhibits, Bethel Woods is excited to introduce a socially-distant outdoor dining experience – More Than a Meal: Dinner, Drinks, and a Shpiel with Neal, beginning Thursday, July 9th.  The beautiful, open-air Market Sheds are outfitted for a dinner curated with safety, comfort, and taste in mind. Tickets are $45 and include a four-course prix fixe menu with a choice for entrees and starters, as well as “bite-sized” conversations exploring the ‘60s in 60 seconds with Neal Hitch, Senior Curator, The Museum at Bethel Woods. Reservations must be made in advance as capacity is limited.

Thursday, July 9th & Friday, July 10th  -  Zig Zag: The Art of Smoking

Thursday, July 16th & Friday, July 17th - The Many Hats of Woodstock

  The Center is also excited to announce Bethel Woods @ Home – virtual programming for those unable to journey to the historic site.  Beginning July 15th, this once-a-month series brings the sense of exploration and curiosity of on-site programs to the comfort of one’s home.  Interactive lectures and workshops explore Bethel Woods’ historic legacy and the healing power of art, creativity, and community. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel. www. https://www.bethelwoodscenter.org

AUGUST 5; 6PM: Attracting and Nurturing Beneficial Pollinators Sullivan Renaissance is pleased to partner with Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Community Learning Program at SUNY Sullivan to offer a free online seminar about attracting and nurturing beneficial pollinators. A showing of Catskill Mountainkeeper’s short film “Save the Pollinators” will be followed by a pre-recorded session with Carolyn Summers of Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve. Summers will talk about what to plant to support pollinators and help them thrive.

The seminar will conclude with a live Zoom Q&A session, where Chris Harp of Honeybeelives.org (featured in the film) will join the conversation to field questions about the importance of bees and their role in food security.

Bees, butterflies, birds, and other pollinators are a critical part of our ecosystem, yet all of these populations are in decline. That is the message of an award-winning eight-minute short film—“Save The Pollinators”–released by Catskill Mountainkeeper. Pollinators are key to our entire food supply and natural ecosystem. There are several ways we can promote their return and help them prosper. SUNY Sullivan 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake, (845) 434-5750 or (800) 577-5243

September 1: Harvest Festival with The Rosehaven Alpaca, offering yarn, roving, rugs, socks, hats, gloves, and luxurious boutique items. And of course, a chance to visit and interact with their marvelous alpacas. Bring the kids and the family and enjoy the alpacas and alpaca wear. Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel. www.BethelWoodsCenter.org 1.866.781.2922.

SEPTEMBER 4; 6PM: Invasive Plants and the Alternatives  for Your Landscape. World travel and trade have been the catalyst for the unintentional introduction of unwanted invasive species of plants, insects and diseases for hundreds of years. Shipping pallets and crates, luggage, the ballast water of boats and tire treads are a few of the vehicles that have led to the spread. “Some plant species were introduced intentionally for use in landscaping. Little did our ancestors know that the transport of plant seeds, roots and stems would become an environmental problem for Sullivan County in the future,” said Diana K Weiner, Sullivan Renaissance Horticulture Program Manager, who will lead the seminar. Learn what plants to avoid and which can be used as alternatives. Free Seminar - everyone is welcome to attend. Registration is suggested. Seating is limited. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Gerald J. Skoda Education Center 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road, Liberty

SEPTEMBER 7; 8AM: Bus Trip to 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Depart from the Kingston Plaza. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum is a memorial and museum commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 people, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six. Free time to enjoy the museum (General Admission) and lunch on own 5PM Depart for Home. Price per person: $69 Adults $64 Children/Seniors (over 65). Guided Tour (60 Min.) $20 extra per person – Advance purchase only. Please email/Call Cathy Ellis cellis@hrvtours.com 845/658 3102/339 5966 Veronica Kugelman vkugelman@aol.com 845/331 8507

September 8: Harvest Festival featuring The Abandoned Hard Cider Garden. The inaugural Abandoned Hard Cider Garden, presented by Parksville-based Abandoned Hard Cider, will come alive in the Harvest Festival’s special event tent for one day only! Gather and socialize with friends and family while indulging in Sullivan County’s finest cider varieties and delightfully paired light fare. Abandoned Hard Cider will also be hosting an Apple Crowdsourcing Station, inviting local landowners to drop off and donate their “abandoned” apples for the cidery to use towards future cider production! Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel. www.BethelWoodsCenter.org 1.866.781.2922.

SEPTEMBER 12; 7PM: Luke Bryan with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Langston Bethel Woods Center for Arts 200 Hurd Road, Bethel. www.bethelwoodscenter.org

September 15: Harvest Festival The Catskills Fiber Festival offers fiber enthusiasts – be it knitters, weavers, spinners, or felters – the finest hand-crafted products. Presented by Rosehaven Alpacas and Buck Brook Alpacas, this will be a great opportunity for adults and children alike to learn about the harvest of fiber from fiber animals (which includes sheep, goats, bunnies, yaks, alpacas and llamas!) through demonstrations. Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel. www.BethelWoodsCenter.org 1.866.781.2922.

September 22; 2 pm: Walking with the Water, Karen Router of the Rondout Neversink Stream Program.  Walking with the Water will include a short history of community interactions with local rivers and their lasting impacts, as well as a review of how we harness the value of our creeks and streams today. The talk will be followed by a tour of the water-powered shop and riparian area exhibit at the 1930s Lost Catskill Farm behind the Museum, built in partnership among the Stream Team, Museum and Tri-Valley Central School conservation students. The cost for the program is $5,  which includes light refreshments and Museum admission. Museum members will be offered free admission. For further information please contact Donna Steffens at 845 985-7700 or email info@timeandthevalleysmuseum.org. Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 Grahamsville,
September 22: Harvest Festival featuring Sullivan 180. Celebrate health and well being.  Bring the whole family and learn how to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy healthy activities, health exhibits and screenings from a variety of local health care agencies and organizations. It will be a fun-filled family focused day. Sullivan 180’s mission is to build a healthy, vibrant Sullivan County where everyone has a sense of purpose, connection to family and community and access to fresh foods and an active lifestyle. Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel. www.BethelWoodsCenter.org 1.866.781.2922.
September 29: Harvest Festival featuring The Pop-Up Vintage Market. Featuring a vintage Hudson Valley Vinyl record shop and exchange, the first-ever Pop-Up Vintage Market is the perfect place to find comic books, clothing, antiques, goods and more, from regional vendors and small businesses! The Pop-Up Vintage Market will take place for one day only in our special event tent located on the Harvest Festival site. Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel. www.BethelWoodsCenter.org 1.866.781.2922

OCTOBER 13; 11AM: 2019 Annual Italian Festival on the Kingston Waterfront. Admission to the festival is free, so come and enjoy the Italian foods, beverages, products, music and family fun! Thousandsof attendees, this amazing free admission, one-day Italian Festival has become an important event in our community. Event sponsors can have their brand reach tens of thousands of residents and visitors. The Ulster County Italian Festival manages an integrated advertising plan that includes: web, email and social media advertising, in a addition to the use of posters and major radio and news outlets and community groups in Ulster County and the Hudson Valley region. Kingston Waterfront https://ucitalianamericanfoundation.org/events/italian-festival/.

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