Calendar of Events - Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce
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Events in the month of June 2018
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06/02/18
 -06/03/18
The 2nd Annual Underground History weekend for metal detectors will be held June 2-3.

This 'relic hunt' will happen at select sites throughout Middletown. To participate contact mrmetaldetector@aol.com.

There is a fee.

06/02/18
Opening Day for the Delaware and Ulster Rail Road, Arkville, NY

MORE TRAIN TRAVEL FUN and SOME UNIQUE ENTERTAINMENT
 
SATURDAY, June 2, 2018 OPENING DAY OF THE 2018 DELAWARE & ULSTER RAILROAD SEASON.
 
TWILIGHT ON THE RAILS - MUSIC TRAINS
SATURDAYS  JULY 7 AT 6:30 P.M., SEPTEMBER 1 AT 6 P.M.
The Delaware & Ulster Railroad on Route 28, Arkville hosts Twilight on the Rails. This specially scheduled ride provides an evening of live music aboard the train, featuring one of the region’s top bands, Blues Maneuver. Bring a picnic and beverages.
 
VINTAGE STEAM!
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: June 9 & 10
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: September 29 & 30
The Delaware & Ulster Railroad on Route 28, Arkville will host rides powered by a vintage Steam Locomotive.
 
LIGHT-HEARTED TRAIN ROBBERIES AND BARBECUE!
SATURDAYS: June 16, July 28, Aug. 11 & September 15
The Delaware & Ulster Railroad on Route 28, Arkville will host
The Great Train Robbery & Barbecue by The Catskill Mountain Bushwackers. Historically accurate desperadoes of the 19th century will stage lighthearted holdups of the D&U. A BBQ luncheon is part of the fun.
 

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06/02/18
Don't Blink - Magic with Artie Martello at Open Eye Theater

A Evening of Magic with Refreshments and Mystery Boxes Available to Benefit The Open Eye Theater 960 Main Street   Margaretville  NY 12455

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06/04/18
 -06/08/18
CWC Exhibits Artwork of Roberta VonHanmann, 103 and June Lanigan, 91

Done over the past 50 years in exhibit that runs through June 8th at the Catskill Watershed Corporation offices, 905 Main Street, Margaretville, NY 12455

The Public is encouraged to visit. *45-586-1400.

The exhibition, "In Living color: Still Painting After All These Years,: offers a rare opportunity to view the work of Roberta vonHahmann, 103 and June Lanigan, 91, in the same space. Both artists have been creating all of their lives, and are still at it - each has a new work in the CWC exhibition. The paintings on display range from oils to pastels to multi-media pieces. The women are similarly inspired y nature but interpret their subjects quite differently.

06/07/18
Life Drawing at Streamside Yoga

Life Drawing every Thursday from 4 -7 pm at Streamside Yoga, 506 Main Street in Andes.   $10 for model.  

https://www.facebook.com/events/383351192169879/

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06/08/18
 -06/10/18
Headwaters History Days - A historical celebration along the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway

An annual celebration of history and culture along the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway.

Tours, talks, exhibits and open houses at 14 historic sites in Middletown, Shandaken and Roxbury. Admission to most events is free; donations are welcome. . 

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06/08/18
The Fleischmanns Family and America's Game

Baseball historian Robert Mayer will talk about the Fleischmann family’s many connections to baseball, their semi-pro team that included Honus Wagner, and the state of the art ball field they built in Fleischmanns. An exhibit on baseball in Fleischmanns will be on display. This is a Headwaters History Days program, and is free.

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06/09/18
 -06/10/18
Steam Engine on the DURR

Steam Engine On Track at Delaware & Ulster RR June 8-10

Arkville — The rare sights and sounds of a steam engine chugging through the Catskills will return when the Delaware & Ulster Railroad hosts a three-day steam locomotive event from June 8-10.

The steam locomotive ride offers a unique bit of nostalgia that’s a rare experience for passengers. The Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, PA built the steam locomotive coming to Arkville in 1924 for the Viscose Company to work in a textile mill. The locomotive is a “tank” engine from that it carries it water tank over the boiler and it uses coal for fuel. 

The Delaware & Ulster Railroad, as the host for this visit, made special arrangements to purchase coal from a mine near Williamsport, PA.

Locomotive History

In the early 1960s the locomotive was sold to the Gem City Iron & Metal Company in Pulaski, VA.
The engine was purchased by Scott Symans of Dunkirk in 2004.  During the next three years, it was completely restored to operating condition by Scott Symans.

During the locomotive’s Catskill Mountain visit, a special move will be run on Saturday and Sunday on the 9:30 a.m. trip east from Arkville to the Bushkill Bridge for photographers.  Owner Scott Symans hopes many more generations will have the opportunity to learn about and enjoy steam railroading through the operation of his locomotive.

Schedule:

Friday, June 8 departures

11:00 a.m. – Steam to Halcottsville

12:30 p.m. – Steam to Halcottsville

2:00 p.m. – Steam to Halcottsville

Saturday, June 9 departures:

9:30 a.m. - Eastbound Steam to Bushkill Bridge

10:45 a.m. – Steam to Halcottsville

11:00 a.m. – Diesel to Roxbury

11:00 a.m. – Lunch on the Train

12:30 p.m. – Steam to Halcottsville

2:00 p.m. – Diesel to Roxbury

2:30 p.m. – Steam to Halcottsville

Sunday, June 10 departures

9:30 a.m. - Eastbound Steam to Bushkill Bridge

10:45 a.m. – Steam to Halcottsville

11:00 a.m. – Diesel to Roxbury

12:30 p.m. – Steam to Halcottsville

2:00 p.m. – Diesel to Roxbury

2:30 p.m. – Steam to Halcottsville

Steam Locomotive Weekend fares are: adults, $18, senior citizens, $15, children $ 12.

Steam / Diesel Explorer Package

On Friday, June 8, the Delaware & Ulster Railroad will also be offering a Steam / Diesel Explorer Package to allow passenger to ride both our steam and diesel trains that weekend.

Fares for the Steam / Diesel Explorer experience are: adults, $30; senior citizens, $25 and children $20.

Lunch on the Train

On Saturday, June 9, the railroad will be offering on the 11 a.m. Diesel Train the opportunity to have lunch on the train for $48, by contacting the Stationmaster at 845 586-3877 or at stationmaster@durr.org for reservations and details.

For those who can’t make this very special ride back in time (or for those who simply want the experience again), the steam locomotive will return to Arkville on September 29 and 30.

The route

Excursions on the train cover a 12-mile trip from Arkville to Roxbury and back again. The trek is about two hours and the leisurely pace allows interesting views of rural hamlets, farmland and historic sites such as the Hubbell Family Farm in Kelly Corners and the Round Barn in Halcottsville.

Much of the trip parallels one of the country’s finest trout streams, the East Branch of the Delaware River. Breathtaking Catskill Mountains frame the tracks for much of the trip as the train winds through the valley. Passengers have the option of riding in open-air cars or traveling high style in refurbished passenger cars.

The excursion operates primarily on weekends, with other days of operation added during the season. Check durr.org for up-to-date information.

More special events
The D&U also plans a number of special events throughout the season. The current schedule of specials follows, but be sure to check durr.org on a regular basis for added attractions.
The current events calendar includes:
• The Great Train Robbery by The Catskill Mountain Bushwackers on Saturdays, June 16, July 28, Aug. 11 and Sept. 15. Historically accurate desperadoes of the 19th century will stage lighthearted holdups of the D&U.
• The D&U’s popular Twilight on the Rails return on Saturdays, July 7 (6:30 p.m.) and Sept. 1 (6 p.m.). These specially scheduled rides provide an evening of live music aboard the train, featuring one of the region’s top bands, Blues Maneuver. Passengers are invited to bring a picnic and beverages.

• Steam locomotive Sept. 29 and 30.
The Delaware & Ulster Railroad tourist train ride is located at 43510 State Highway 28, Arkville. For more information, please call (800) 225-4132, (845) 586-DURR or visit: durr.org.

The Catskill Revitalization Committee, operator of the D&U, also oversees the Catskill Scenic Trail, a 26-mile hiking/biking trail running from Roxbury to Bloomville on the former rail bed. Visit catskillscenictrail.org for a map and additional information.


 

06/09/18
Improving Habitat for Forest Birds - w/ Audobon NY

HOSTED BY THE CATSKILL FOREST ASSOCIATION, INC.

Learn about the habitat needs of a suite of forest birds, and how we can manage forests to provide quality habitat. Management recommendations to improve habitat will be discussed and can be applied to a variety of property sizes, including small woodlots. There will be an indoor presentation followed by outside tour and discussion of different bird habitats.

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06/09/18
"Trees, Skis and the Triple Cs" at HSM Hall in Margaretville

A free, illustrated talk, "Trees, Skis and the Triple Cs" will disuss the lasting contributions made by the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the Catskills. The talk, by Diane Galusha, begins at 10am at the HSM fall, and will be Followed by a walk through a local CCC plantation.

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06/09/18
Vintage Baseball Game in Historic Wagner Field, Fleischmanns

Mountain Athletic Club plays Connecticut Bulldogs in a vintage baseball game using 1895 rules. Gabriella Augustine of National Baseball Hall of Fame will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

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06/09/18
Mushroom Log Inoculation w/ Catskill Fungi

HOSTED BY THE CATSKILL FOREST ASSOCIATION, INC.

Learn from the experts at Catskill Fungi all about mushroom inoculation! Mycelium, or actively growing mushroom culture, is placed on a substrate — usually sterilized grains, such as rye or millet — and induced to grow into those grains. This is called inoculation. Join to do it yourself and take home your inoculation log to watch grow!

 

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06/14/18
Life Drawing at Streamside Yoga

Life Drawing every Thursday from 4 -7 pm at Streamside Yoga, 506 Main Street in Andes.   $10 for model.  

https://www.facebook.com/events/383351192169879/

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06/16/18
Game of Logging: Level I

HOSTED BY THE CATSKILL FOREST ASSOCIATION, INC

Level I focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. Join us to learn how to safely & proficiently fell trees. Personal protective equipment required.

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06/23/18
Backyard Edibles & Medicinals

HOSTED BY THE CATSKILL FOREST ASSOCIATION, INC.

Learn to ID a few plants in your backyard for edibility & medicinal use with Amy Metnick.

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06/27/18
Delaware Opportunities 10th Annual Children's Festival

Delaware Opportunities Inc. is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Children's Festival will be held on June 27, 2018 from 10am-2pm, at the main office in Hamden, located at 35430 State Hwy 10.  The event is free to all and will be held rain or shine.  Animal Adventure activities from 10am - 1pm.  A car seat check station is available from 10am - 1pm.  Enjoy a fun-filled day of hands-on activities with your children and the children you care for.  We hope to see you there! 

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06/28/18
Origami Workshop

Origami Workshop - $10 per person

with Hedi Kyle

Learn the art of Origami paper Folding

at the Pine Hill Community Center
 

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