16th Annual Lark in the Park
The Catskill Mountain Club in partnership with many regional groups will host numerous events over a 10-day celebration of the Catskill Park.
Whether you prefer hiking, paddling, cycling, mountain biking, art, science, cultural studies, fishing, service, yoga, or more, we'll have something for you.
There will be wheelchair accessible events too.
Mountaintop Yoga #4
Yoga on the Mountaintop is back for year #2! Last years classes were such a huge success, that we are bringing mountaintop yoga back again this summer and fall. This is not just any yoga class. It's "Yoga on the Mountaintop" with breathtaking panoramic views a midst the morning sunrise. Classes are for all availability levels.
This years classes will be the first Saturday of every month July- October. All classes start at 9am and last 1 hour. Be sure to arrive by 8:30 so you have time to get to the top of the mountain.
Wild Saturday at Woodchuck Lodge Final Program of the Season
Join in for a leisurely walk with Justin Wexler of Wild Hudson Valley, who grew up exploring the eastern Catskills and reading John Burroughs. He is an ethnoecologist, studying the relationship between local native peoples and their lands.
This free event takes place at Woodchuck Lodge, located at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474
Get the latest on the Water Discovery Center when plans are revealed!
Join us for an evening of refreshments and great spirits as we learn about what is in store for the Catskill Water Discovery Center in its new facilities within the CWC/DEP new office building along County Route 38 in Arkville.
Hear what is being developed at this site and the exciting additions that are planned to educate, recreate and promote water discovery facts and how you can learn how to be a watershed steward.
Light refreshments, cash bar. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event is Open to All - No charge to attend. Union Grove Distillery is located along Rte 28 in Arkville. Where the train tracks cross the road.
Belleayre Mountain's Annual Fall Festival
What better way to celebrate fall than at the Belleayre Fall Festival? The weekend will be packed full of fun-filled activities for the entire family, yummy German fare food & beverages courtesy of Centerplate, live music, fall foliage, gondola rides, pumpkin decorating, and more
It will be a great weekend and we hope to see you for a little pre-winter get together.
www.belleayre.com or call 845-254-5600.
Saturday: 10am to 5pm Sunday: 11am to 5pm
Fairview Library is having a book sale on Saturday October 12th 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!
Downhill Mountain Biking Weekend #4
Join us for an action packed weekend of lift-accessed downhill mountain biking!
PLUS.. BBQ, Outdoor bar, and LIVE music on Saturday. Lifts will run from 10am -5pm Saturday and Sunday.
Bike rentals are available.
Plattekill Mountain's 10th Plattepalooza Celebrates Fall
A fun-filled day of live music with Wylde Blue Band from 11 - 4, Scenic foliage chairlift rides, ski Shop and Cendors, Home Made seasonal soups, bratwurst specials plus a Beer Garden with seasonal brews.
Kids can enjoy the Bounce House, Magic Show at 1pm, Pumpkin Painting.
The fall colors are showing and Plattekill and its beautiful valley will be ablaze in color.
Free Admission and Parking
The Roxbury Arts Group Proudly Presents
Celebrating the Future of Tradition
607.326.7908 or roxburyartsgroup.org
It’s time again for the much-loved FIDDLERS! event held in the Hilt & Stella Kelly Hall of the Roxbury Arts Center on Sunday, October 13.
From Grammys to NPR performances and all the way back around, these FIDDLERS! 26 musicians bring both traditional and new takes on fiddlin’! There will be traditional square dancing, a “Made by Locals” food tent and an afternoon of incredible fiddle music.
The Roxbury Arts Center is located at 5025 Vega Mountain Road, just off Main Street in Roxbury. Tickets are free this season, reservations are required, as the Arts Group celebrates its 40th Anniversary. For more information, visit roxburyartsgroup.org or call 607.326.7908.
Heartfelt, energetic, and down home are words used to describe the headlining act The Barefoot Movement. Heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene,” the music of this Nashville based group is as down-to-earth as their intention for members of their audience. In September of 2014, they received a Momentum Award, naming them “Band of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association. They have appeared in Country Weekly Magazine, RollingStone.com, CMT Edge, Music City Roots, and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. They have been selected as showcase artists at both the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Americana Festival conferences and were first runners up at the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s New Band Competition.
A formidable combination of passion, ambition, innovation, and talent, Christian Sedelmyer exemplifies a new generation of musicians. A 4 and 5 string fiddle player and composer who is influenced in equal part by Neil Young and Stuart Duncan, Christian’s unique and progressive improvisational ideas, technical facility, and ardent musicianship have garnered him a strong reputation in Nashville, where he is a well sought after side man and collaborator. As a member of The Farewell Drifters and 10 String Symphony, Christian recorded several albums and performed at festivals such as Grey Fox, Winfield, and RockyGrass. Christian has performed or recorded with musicians such as (to name a few) Jerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Vince Gill, Kacey Musgraves, Sierra Hull, Molly Tuttle, Alison Brown, Sam Bush, and the Indigo Girls. He has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, NPR’s Says You! and many more acclaimed stages.
David Goldenberg is a rare player who maintains a revolving affinity for bluegrass mandolin styles, fiddle tunes and a multitude of songwriters. As one of the first ever mandolin graduates of the Berklee College of music, he went on to become a winner of the National Mandolin Contest, Telluride Bluegrass Band Contest, Rockygrass Mandolin Contest and Utah State Mandolin Contest. Teaching has always been a central theme in Goldenberg’s desire to connect with people. He has maintained a roster of students from all levels for the past ten years. Dave also has a progressive instrumental duo recording out with 5-string fiddle extraordinaire Christian Sedelmyer of 10 String Symphony and the Jerry Douglas Band.
Fiddler Maura Shawn Scanlin and guitarist Conor Hearn unite to form Rakish. The pair gets their namesake from the traditional Irish tune Rakish Paddy, an origin that aptly suits the duo and their shared background in traditional Irish and Scottish music. Rakish explores tunes and songs from Irish and American folk traditions in a way that reflects their shared interest in and love for old traditional tunes and chamber music. Maura Shawn, a two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and a winner of the Glenfiddich Fiddle Competition, wields the technical range of an accomplished classical violinist and the deep sensitivity of a traditional musician. Conor, a native to the Irish music communities of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, makes his home in Boston, MA playing and teaching guitar. As a duo they have performed on Front Row Boston, Brian O’Donovan’s Burren Backroom Series, and can be heard on broadcasts of WGBH’s “A Celtic Sojourn”
From noon to 2 p.m. Catskills Folk Connection, the virtual folklife center for the Catskills, will present a free two-hour program of Catskills tunes and song, and over an hour of traditional Catskills square dances. The Tremperskill Boys will provide the music, and their fiddlers, John Jacobson and Dane Scudder, will call the dances. Beginners are welcome and all dances will be taught. A special feature of the dances and of the jam after the concert will be the participation of the musical youth group “Fiddlin’ Future,” a collection of talented musicians from the Adirondacks who will attend Fiddlers! 26 with their teacher and leader, Jackie Hobbs, herself a past performer at Fiddlers! Come discover the music and dance that go along with the country life and landscape of the Catskills.
Come hungry and dine from a menu of Catskill comfort food made by friends, neighbors, and local restaurants in the “Made by Locals” food tent where lunch will be sold a la carte. Don’t forget to bring your instruments to join in the festival-ending Community Jam Session for players and festival performers alike. For complete details about FIDDLERS! 26 including a performance schedule, and to reserve your ‘40th Anniversary Season of Free’ tickets, visit roxburyartsgroup.org or call 607.326.7908.
The FIDDLERS! 26 is sponsored by The Delaware national Bank of Delhi. All programs offered by the Roxbury Arts Group are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, the Robinson Broadhurst Foundation, The Tianaderrah Foundation, Delaware County Office of Economic Development, The Delaware National Bank of Delhi and by the generosity of business sponsors and individual donors like you.