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

Featured Destinations: Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site

I interviewed Betsy Jacks, Director of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, Greene County. The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in partnership with Olana State Historic Site are co-hosting River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, an exhibition that will open this Sunday, May 3, and run through November this year. The exhibition, featuring twenty-eight contemporary artists inspired by the works of Thomas Cole … Continue reading Featured Destinations: Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site

Weekend in the Catskills – 1/23/15

January may seem like forever up here in the mountains with cold, long nights, and not enough sun to keep us company. But there is art, and that is nourishing. Many events taking place this weekend: exquisite collections of art at the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls, quirky and fresh Creative Non-Fiction presented by Writers in the Mountains in Pine Hill, the 18th celebration of … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 1/23/15

“Art in the Catskills” Is Four Month Old

Art in the Catskills, published earlier this year, is an inventory of cultural assets in the Catskills, and it essentially serves as a travel guide for art and history lovers. I wrote this book, because this is the kind of book I wish I was handed when I moved to the Catskills ten years ago. And, although some of the cultural projects that I discuss … Continue reading “Art in the Catskills” Is Four Month Old

Weekend in the Catskills – 10/31/14

This weekend many museums and art galleries in the Catskills are switching to their winter hours, so be sure to check them out. But art is here to stay. And, despite cool temperatures this weekend, there is plenty to do for art lovers in the Catskills. Friday, October 31 we celebrate Halloween or “All Hallows” tradition originating in the ancient Celtic festival of the dead. … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 10/31/14

Weekend in the Catskills – 9/26/14

With temperatures in the high 70s, low 80s, this weekend seems like a dream: fall colors and sunshine, music, art and community – the Catskills has it all. Saturday, September 27 from 3 to 6 pm Longyear Gallery in Margaretville is hosting an opening reception for artist Ellen Wong: “The Road Show” – an exhibit of twenty-five paintings and drawings depicting splendid Catskill Mountains scenery. … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 9/26/14