Featured Destination: John Burroughs Estates

Slabsides, West Park  Naturalist John Burroughs built his log cabin in West Park, Ulster County in 1895, in the Adirondack style. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1968, the cabin retains most of its original furnishings, and is open to the public year round. Slabsides is one mile east of Riverby, Burroughs’ main residence. The naturalist wrote some of his most celebrated essays while at Slabsides. He … Continue reading Featured Destination: John Burroughs Estates

The Irish Hunger Memorial Re-Opens to the Public

The Irish Hunger Memorial, a public art project designed by sculptor Brian Tolle in Battery Park City, re-opened to the public late last summer after undergoing major renovations to address damage caused by water infiltration in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Originally built in the early 2000s, the monument opened for the first time on July 16, 2002. Roberta Smith from The New York Times … Continue reading The Irish Hunger Memorial Re-Opens to the Public

Artists on Art Tour at Olana

Olana, home of 19th century landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church in Hudson, is hosting Artist on Art Tour, a series of guided tours through Olana under the tutelage of contemporary artists working in various disciplines. Artistic storytelling is a compelling part of Olana’s ongoing narrative. Participating artists offer a unique lens with which to “read” Olana, and experiment and invent with “poetic license” as they … Continue reading Artists on Art Tour at Olana

“The Arts Converge” – Mutual Muses in the Catskills

WRITERS IN THE MOUNTAINS (WIM) PRESENTS ARTIST – WRITER TALK SERIES MUTUAL MUSES IN THE CATSKILLS “THE ARTS CONVERGE” THE MAURICE D. HINCHEY CATSKILL INTERPRETIVE CENTER MT. TREMPER, NY   SATURDAY, MAY 27 AT 1 P.M. Art Writer Simona David in Conversation with Painters Margaret Leveson and Lisbeth Firmin, Printmaker and Ceramicist Peter Yamaoka, and Textile Artist Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes Art writer Simona David will discuss … Continue reading “The Arts Converge” – Mutual Muses in the Catskills

A Century Under the Stars

Filmmaker Dwight Grimm, owner of Greenville Drive-In Outdoor Cinema, released a short documentary called A Century Under the Stars that brings back into the spotlight how Schoharie, a small Catskills village, became the host of the very first open-air motion picture presentation, entirely free to the public between 1917 – 1942. To learn more about this fascinating story, visit http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/site-of-the-first-known-free-openair-motion-picture-presentation. The Centennial Anniversary of the … Continue reading A Century Under the Stars

Featured Destination: The Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, Steuben County, has on display some of the world’s most exquisite glass collections, spanning over thousands of years of history. Glass objects and glassmaking techniques from various parts of the world are showcased in several different galleries. A gallery dedicated to Glass in America includes early and rare artistic and decorative pieces. Glassmaking is considered to be the … Continue reading Featured Destination: The Corning Museum of Glass

Weekend in the Catskills – 8/26/2016

This weekend: David Bromberg Quintet performs at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock; Visual artists Lisbeth Firmin and Richard Kathmann lead a workshop called Double Vision: Plein Air Painting at the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith; And author Lowell Thing discusses his book The Street That Built a City: McEntee’s Chestnut Street, Kingston and the Rise of New York at the Delaware & Hudson Canal Museum … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 8/26/2016

Featured Destination: Hobart, The Book Village of the Catskills

When Adams’ Antiquarian Books opened its doors in Hobart in 2002, who would have thought that this tiny Catskills village would become an international destination in such a short span of time? Featured in prestigious publications like The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Guardian in the UK, and just recently mentioned in a USA Today travel article, Hobart has increasingly become a brand … Continue reading Featured Destination: Hobart, The Book Village of the Catskills

Memorial Day Weekend in the Catskills – 5/27/2016

This weekend: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in Bohemian Paris opens at Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown; The Woodstock – New Paltz Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Fair takes place at the Ulster County Fairgrounds; And Grammy award-winning musician Jon Cleary and the Monster Gentlemen perform at the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith. Read more at Upstater.com. Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend in the Catskills – 5/27/2016