Calendar of Events - Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce
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July 2019

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Events in the month of July 2019
Carnival in Margaretville Sponsored by the Margaretville Fire Department

Margaretville Fire Department Field Days
Carnival Days: JULY 2 – 7, 2019
Margaretville Village Park behind Freshtown Market
Schedule of Events by Day

Carnival & Rides | Opens 6 PM


Carnival & Rides | Opens 6 PM
Pay-One-Price Rides | 6 – 10 PM | $17 per ticket


Chicken Barbecue | Noon until sold out
Carnival Pay-One-Price Rides | 1 – 6 PM | $20 per ticket
Local Craft Beer Tasting: Catskill Brewery
6-10 PM
Music: DJ Pat Del | 6 – 11 PM
 — Special Viewing area available beyond parking lot on grounds


Carnival & Rides | Opens 6 PM
Annual MFD Antique Car Show | 6 PM
Music: The Roundhouse Rockers | 6-10 PM


Chicken Barbecue | Noon until sold out
Carnival Pay-One-Price Rides | 1 – 6 PM | $20
WRIP Radio on grounds: 11 AM – 4 PM
Local Cider and Beer Tastings | 6 – 10 PM
Awestruck Cidery
Woodstock Brewery
Music: Ex-Files | 7 – 11 PM
BENEFIT RAFFLE DRAWING | Following Fireworks
To Benefit the George Hendricks, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund


Carnival Pay-One-Price Rides | 1 – 6 PM | $20
Music: Country Express | 1 – 5 PM


Complete Details Celebrate Roxbury

Celebrate Roxbury Summer Festival: Saturday, July 6
Quirky traditions, local culinary treats, and a parade down Main Street—the Celebrate Roxbury Summer Festivalbrings out the best of The Catskills and makes for a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors and residents. Highlighting culture, community, and comfort food, this summer festival proves that small towns know how to throw big celebrations.

Schedule of Activities:
9:30 AM Silent Auction Bidding Begins @ Roxbury Library until 1:30 Final Bid
10:00 Catskill Mountain Traditional Parade
10:00 – 12:00 WIOX will broadcast the parade and Reel Irish hosted by Tom Wadsworth
10:30 – 11:30 Face Painting @ the Children’s Tent
11:00 – 1:00 Chester the Clown -catch him around the town.
11:00 – 2:00 Roxbury Wine and Spirits hosting a tasting.              
10:45 -12:15 Storyteller Ira McIntosh “Catskill Tales and Tunes”
12:30 – 2:30 Catskills Folk Connection will present an old-time square dance in the tradition of Hilt Kelly, the late, legendary fiddler and square dance caller. The Tremperskill Boys, with fiddler/callers John Jacobson and Dane Scudder, will offer dances and tunes popularized by Kelly and other Catskills musicians, such as "Darlin' Nelly Gray", "Marching Through Georgia," and "Wabash Cannonball." All dances will be taught, beginners welcome.

1:00 PM Watermelon Eating Contest:  Age Categories 5-11, 12-17, over 17 (hosted by Roxbury Seniors)
1:30 – 3:30 Kim Hawkey, accompanied by Jon Luks will perform a mix of jazz, blues & American song on the deck of LIberal Arts Roxbury.   
2:00 – 3:00 Jingles the Clown (Children’s Tent) 
1:30 – 3:00 Brooklyn Aerodrome: flying gliders, rocket flying (Kirkside Park)
2:00 PM Announcement of Winning Silent Auction bids at Roxbury Library.
2:30 – 4:00 Mike Herman: Fine Finger-Picking - Country Blues Guitarist, Guaranteed to Please!
3:00 – 4:00 Face Painting @ the Children’s Tent
3:15 PM Raffle of Donated Gift Certificates at the Music Tent
All Day Activities:
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Clock Tower Tour & History Display (Methodist Church)
Cy Wagner Art Exhibit with interpretive art project @ Liberal Arts Roxbury
Organ Music (Jay Gould Reformed Church) J. David Williams
Quilt Display (Jay Gould Reformed Church)
“I Left a Piece of My Heart in Roxbury” Paint a Puzzle Piece community art puzzle project and installation @ PDA Custom Woodworking on Main Street 11:00 till completed. Leave a Piece of Your Heart in Roxbury is a public, community puzzle art project during Celebrate Roxbury Summer Festival. Express yourself by making a one foot x one foot puzzle piece that tells your story, and then join it with others to create a giant interconnected puzzle on Main Street. People of all ages can participate in this fun project, creating their own wooden puzzle piece, one foot x one foot, by painting and decorating the pieces, with Roxbury as the theme of the puzzle. The puzzle, when completed, will give a unique portrait of Roxbury, and will be on view at different locations around town (to be announced). 
Petting Zoo & Pony Rides (Kirkside Park)
Pop-Up Art Exhibit with interactive activities presented by FLOCK, a Catskills-based Arts Collective @ the corner of Main Street & Vega Mountain Road
Bouncy House (Kirkside Park)
Wild Life Refuge: Show time to be announced.
Corn Hole Toss, Ring Toss and Croquet Games (Children’s Tent)
“Songs of Yester Years” @ Round Back Antiques
Vendors Galore – Something for Everyone
Roxbury Arts Group will have a fine art exhibit: Just One Thing After Another: Works by Polly Law & Christie Scheele
Hot Dogs and Hamburgers: Fire Department
Chicken BBQ: Methodist Church
Ty’s Taco-Ria Food Truck -Assorted Tacos
Sant’Angelo: Wood – Fired Pizza Truck
La Ruta Del Sol – Empanada Food Truck
Hudson Trailer Company Craft Beer & Wine Truck
Roxbury Rotary: Ice Cream
Roxbury Seniors: Home Baked Goods, Watermelon Slices
Chappie’s Good Food: Festival Specials
The Farmhouse Caterers @ Shepherd Hill Golf Course
Downtown festivities will be followed by Music on the Mountain Outdoor Concert at Plattekill Mountain from 4 to 7 pm. This first concert of the summer will feature local Rock and Roll cover band "Meeker Hollow String Band”. Activities include chairlift rides, country BBQ and bar services on the deck. Bring your lawn chair and blankets, and your friends and family.
For more information, visit our website at, or email
Celebrate Roxbury Summer Festival 2019 is funded in part by the Delaware County Economic Development Tourism Grant with additional support from community members, local businesses, and The MARK Project. Festival Wi Fi provided by MTC Cable.

Greater Roxbury Business Association (GRBA) for the Town of Roxbury, NY is a community / grassroots organization comprised of business owners and self-employed individuals working to increase awareness of existing businesses in the community, and to build a more cohesive and prosperous business environment, to serve the hamlets of Roxbury, Grand Gorge and Denver. The GRBA receives technical assistance from the MARK Project -- a 501 ( c ) (3) not-for-profit community and economic development organization. More information at

Book Sale

Fairview Library is having a book sale on Saturday July 6th from 9am-3pm in the Community Room at 43 Walnut Street in Margaretville. It doesn't stop at books though! We have CD's, movies, and an assortment of items for sale, and every purchase helps support the library. Fairview library appreciates your generosity!

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Downhill Mountain Biking Weekend #1

Join us for an action packed weekend of lift-accessed downhill mountain biking! Lifts will run from 10am-5pm Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th.
PLUS.. BBQ, Outdoor bar, and LIVE music on Saturday.
Bike rentals are available.

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Open House Wedding Tour

Join us for a group Open House Wedding Tour! We'll show you around, answer your questions, and take a chairlift ride up to mountaintop ceremony site (weather permitting).

Light refreshments to follow!

There is no charge and no sign-up or registration required.

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Music on the Mountain # 1

Kicking off the first concert for the summer with the Meeker Hollow String Band.  Featuring bluegrass, new grass, and everything in between! Come on out for a day of live music, mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides, BBQ, and bar services.

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FREE Family Fishing Day at Pepacton Reservoir

Fishing co-sponsored by state Department of Environmental Conservation “I Fish NY Program”
DEP Police to share tips on navigation, safety and emergency preparedness for hikers
            The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it will host family fishing day and a hiking safety class at Pepacton Reservoir on Saturday, July 13. Both events are free and open to the public.
            Family Fishing Day at Pepacton Reservoir will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), which will supply fishing poles and bait to those who do not have their own. Families that have their own tackle are encouraged to bring it. As part of the “I Fish NY Program,” the New York State fishing license requirement is waived for adults who want to fish during this event. Adults who do not have a free DEP Access Permit are encouraged to get one before coming to the event. Participants can get their free permit and print it from home by visiting:
            The 5,730-acre Pepacton Reservoir is home to many species of fish, including brown trout, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, carp and panfish. DEP and DEC staff will be available to teach participants how to fish and assist with fishing equipment. The event will take place at the Shavertown Bridge boat launch site in the Town of Andes, just off Route 30 on the north side of the bridge. For more information about the event, call DEP recreation supervisor Tom Davidock at (845) 340-7812.
            The DEP Police Division will also host a hiking event on Saturday, focusing on safety and survival skills for hikers. Participants for this event will meet at 9 a.m., also at the Shavertown Bridge parking lot. To promote outdoor safety, DEP police officers will teach basic compass and map skills, tips for dealing with heat and weather emergencies, and information for avoiding poisonous or harmful plants in the backcountry. A training and Q&A session will be followed by a 2-mile hike up the Shavertown Trail, which DEP developed in partnership with the Catskill Mountain Club. Those joining the hike should bring water, food, and wear proper attire. The hike is expected to finish about 12 p.m.
            Advance registration is encouraged for both events. Registration links can be found on the NYC Watershed Facebook page by visiting Those interested in the family fishing event can register by clicking here. Those wishing to attend the safety and survival hike can pre-register by clicking here.
            DEP hosts recreation events each year to support the outdoor recreation and tourism economies in the watersheds that surround New York City’s water supply system. DEP has opened approximately 137,000 acres of protected lands and waters to low-impact recreation such as fishing, hiking, boating and more. More details about our recreation programs can be found by visiting An interactive map of recreation areas can be found at
DEP manages New York City’s water supply, providing more than 1 billion gallons of high-quality water each day to more than 9.6 million New Yorkers. This includes more than 70 upstate communities and institutions in Ulster, Orange, Putnam and Westchester counties who consume an average of 110 million total gallons of drinking water daily from New York City’s water supply system. This water comes from the Catskill, Delaware, and Croton watersheds that extend more than 125 miles from the City, and the system comprises 19 reservoirs, three controlled lakes, and numerous tunnels and aqueducts. DEP has nearly 6,000 employees, including almost 1,000 scientists, engineers, surveyors, watershed maintainers and other professionals in the watershed. In addition to its $70 million payroll and $168.9 million in annual taxes paid in upstate counties, DEP has invested more than $1.7 billion in watershed protection programs—including partnership organizations such as the Catskill Watershed Corporation and the Watershed Agricultural Council—that support sustainable farming practices, environmentally sensitive economic development, and local economic opportunity. In addition, DEP has a robust capital program with $20.1 billion in investments planned over the next decade that will create up to 3,000 construction-related jobs per year. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at

NY Yankees Historian and Author Marty Appel at the Emerson Resort

Make your way to the beautiful Emerson Resort & Spa and meet Marty Appel, New York Yankees historian and award-winning author of 24 baseball books.

Appel, referred to by the New York Times as one of baseball's premier authorities on the Yankees, will share stories and answer questions about his long career with the team and the July, 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame celebration featuring Yankees inductees, Mariano Rivera and Mike Mussina.

Enjoy our two-night package starting at $516 (check-in July 16 or 17), which includes one breakfast for two at Woodnotes Grille, Emerson logo Baseball Kaleidoscope signed by Marty Appel AND Complimentary admittance to Marty Appel event in the Great Room, Wednesday, July 17, 6-8pm.

Take advantage of this incredible event! Call 845-688-2828 for reservations

-Emerson Resort & Spa
Contact Us: (845) 688-2828

New Art Exhibit at the Catskill Watershed Corporation

Rebecca Andre’s “Catskills Light” at the CWC in Margaretville
MARGARETVILLE, N.Y., July 17, 2019– Catskill seasonal photographs by Rebecca Andre are now on display at the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) in Margaretville. The public is welcome to view the display “Catskills Light,” at the CWC, 905 Main Street, weekdays from 8 to 4:30 (closed September 2). The show will be up through September 13.
This show includes 19 photographs, woven with poetry inspired by the images Andre captures with her lens. Her poetry demonstrates her deep love for the Catskill Mountains and the people who live here. All of the work is for sale.
Andre was born and raised on farms outside Baltimore. She is now a Halcottsville resident and owns Mountain Girl Photography and Design. She has worked as a reporter for the Watershed Post, as food and lodging writer for Kaatskill Life, and other Catskill travel guides, along with being published in Catskill Made and Chronogram. Rebecca is also the Social Media Marketing Director for Verglas Media.
In 2013 Rebecca settled in Delaware County with her husband Mark and their daughter Isabella. Since then she has combined poems with images, as in her 2017, “In Bloom” exhibition at the Commons Gallery in Margaretville, where her works shared the walls with painters Alix Hallman Travis and Mary Davis. During the 2018 AMR Studio Tour, Rebecca again presented her photography woven with poetry.
Rebecca and her family have become well known, permanent transplants to the Catskills, the one place she feels most like home.
The CWC is a non-profit, Local Development Corporation responsible for several environmental protection, economic development and education programs in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River. FMI: 845-586-1400.

Phoenicia Magic Festival Opens on Friday, July 26 through Sunday July 28

The Phoenicia Playhouse will host its first ever Magic Festival on July 26, 27, 28. Headlining a roster of nationally known professional magicinas are magician and stand-up comedian Harrison Greenbaum, and illusionist Peter Samelson.

There will be two evening performances for 14 years of age and up, and two family Matinees.

The Phoenicia Playhouse is located at 10 Church Street, Phoenicia, NY.

Tickets are available at, or through and or call 845-688-2279


AMR Annual Open Studio Tour

Look for map and brochure in and around our Main Streets. Online details:

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Catskill Forest Festival

The Annual Catskill Forest Festival sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association will be held at the Pavilion and Village Park in Margaretville.

A parade to celebrate the life of Jake Rosa will include big trucks and gear that loggers work with every day.
More then 65 vendors, educational workshops, petting zoo and logging games to see.
Demonstrations, food vendors, and lots to see and do.

10 to 4 



The Opening Party is on Friday night at Phoeicia Arts & Antiques, led by Margaret Owen in the Arts Upstairs tradition. This newly renovated gallery space is in the old Phoenicia Pharmacy, Main Street.


Andes Begins to Celebrate its Bicentennial Celebrations at the Andes Hotel

The Andes Hotel and Shop Local Campaign sponsored by the Andes Chamber of Commerce begins the Bicentennial Celebrations this Saturday, July 27 from 5 until 10pm at the Andes Hotel.

Buy Local Campaign helps Andes Businesses. Bring your purchase receipt for $25 made on Sat. July 27 from any Andes Business and receive free admission. Enjoy the Round House Rockers music and FireWorks Show at Dusk. Entry fee is $10.

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Addressing the Workforce Shortage and Building the Capacity of Catskill Business

A Breakfast Meeting gor Business Owners and Leaders

On Tuesday, July 30th from 8:30 to 10:30am, the Central Catskill Chamber of Commerce, Catskill Addiction Coalition and Margaretville Hospital will host a breakfast meeting for business leaders in the Catskill REgion to discuss a model of hiring people in recovery that has been successful in Oenonta and Delhi. The meeting is designed to examine the model's success in building a committed and stable workforce, discuss any concerns business owners may have, and explore next steps in bringing the model to surrounding communities.

The meeting will be held at MTC Community Center at 61 Academy Street in Margaretville.
It will include a viewing of a documentary by area filmmaker, Jessica Vecchione that presents the model as it was develop with Sal's Pizzeria in Oneonta.

We will hear from speakers including:
* Jennifer Grigoli, owner of Sal's Pizzeria
* Dawn J. Lanouette, partner in Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP, will answer questions
* Julia Dostal, ED of LEAF, Leatherstocking Education on Alcoholism/Addictions Foundation
* Benjamin Riker, Outreach Coordinator for Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego Counties
* Mary Rosenthal, ED for the Alcohol and drug Abuse Council of Delaware County. 
Thee will be oportunities througout the morning for questions.

Complimentary Breakfast will be catered by Picnic of Margaretville.

This meeting is open to any business owner, government employers and business leaders in Delaware, Ulster, Otsego and Greene Counties.



Live Operatic Performances at Belleayre's Overlook Lodge

Performances will be by operatic stars and young mentees who will perform some of your favorite operatic arias. Come and join in for a delightful evening.

Enjoy a cocktail and favorite smack. Admission is $15 and tickets can be purchased at: