Weekend in the Catskills – 6/17/2016

This weekend: Playing Mozart as Mozart Would Have Played Mozart at the Doctorow Center for the Arts in Hunter; Poetry with Geoffrey O’Brien, editor-in-chief of Library of America, at Cross Contemporary Art Gallery in Saugerties – Ellen Kozak’s oil paintings are currently on view; And a tour of the Woodstock area gardens. Learn more at  Upstater.com. Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 6/17/2016

Weekend in the Catskills – 5/13/2016

This weekend: Truman Capote with Barry Seiler at the Roxbury Public Library; Pianos in Vienna and London around 1800s at the Doctorow Center for the Arts; And, Dia:Beacon Community Free Day – at 3 pm Alisa Besher and Hannah Verrill will facilitate Dialogue Duet: Robert Irwin and Sol LeWitt, inviting visitors to engage in dialogue while observing the works of the two artists side by … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 5/13/2016

Featured Destination: Maverick Concert Hall

Maverick Concert Hall, founded in 1916, is the oldest continuous chamber music festival in the country. The festival, running from June to early September, presents an eclectic program of the Catskills folk songs, jazz as well as classical music. On June 28 this year the original 1916 concert, which featured music by Joseph Haydn, Max Bruch, and Robert Schumann, will be reproduced to mark the … Continue reading Featured Destination: Maverick Concert Hall

Memorial Day Weekend in the Catskills

Fenimore Art Museum Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, Otsego County, is hosting an Iroquois Cultural Festival Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum’s new Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater, located near the shores of the Otsego Lake, will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday. Otsego: A Meeting Place Iroquois Sites are located nearby. Native American music, dance and storytelling performances will be held … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend in the Catskills

Weekend in the Catskills – 5/1/2015

May Day, Park Day, Independent Bookstore Day, Kentucky Derby, and superb weather this weekend – many reasons to celebrate. Thomas Cole National Historic Site & Olana State Historic Site Thomas Cole National Historic Site in partnership with Olana State Historic Site are co-hosting River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, an exhibition that opens this Sunday, May 3 at both sites. The exhibition, featuring twenty-eight contemporary … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 5/1/2015

Weekend in the Catskills – 4/3/2015

This weekend in the Catskills: an exhibit from The Met, a letterpress printing workshop, a Pulitzer Prize winning play, and more.      Fenimore Art Museum What could Mozart, Fenimore Cooper, and Marc Chagall have in common? The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, Otsego County, re-opened for the season this Wednesday, April 1 with an exhibition of Marc Chagall’s Magic Flute: Highlights from the Metropolitan Opera, … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 4/3/2015

Weekend in the Catskills – 3/27/15

This weekend in the Catskills and surrounding area: a Mozart concert, art opening receptions, a comedy performance, and a centerpiece design workshop are among my top choices. Hudson Valley Philharmonic Hudson Valley Philharmonic will perform an all-Mozart program this Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. at the Bardavon Theater in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County. The program, conducted by Leif Bjaland, includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, and … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 3/27/15

Weekend in the Catskills – 10/17/14

Stellar programs in the Catskills this weekend: the Woodstock Film Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary, Orphic Gallery is hosting an evening of poetry, Thomas Cole National Historic Site is hosting an art book reception, thirty of the nation’s best plein air painters will be working and exhibiting at Olana, and Bard College Conservatory of Music will perform Mozart’s Requiem, preceded by a panel discussion moderated … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 10/17/14