An Evening of Love for the Catskills

An Evening of Love for the Catskills

Friends of the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC), members of the Catskill Center, volunteers, friends and staff all recently enjoyed a fabulous evening of song, music, traditional drumming, local cuisine and libations, all to support the CIC at the recent Fall Gala.

On Sunday, October 9th, we gathered at the CIC to enjoy music by Thunderheart and Skye, remarks by Markley Boyer, who chairs the Catskill Center's board of directors, and Jeff Senterman, executive director for the Catskill Center. 

A victory for the Catskill Park's viewshed

Recently a 100-foot weather tower was proposed on land adjacent to the Catskill Park's Forest Preserve. The proposed tower is to be east of Clum Hill in the Town of Hunter, on the ridge leading to the Roundtop and Kaaterskill High Peak mountain range, which is part of the Catskill Park’s forever wild, Forest Preserve lands and is classified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as Wild Forest. It is not an exaggeration to say that the view of Kaaterskill High Peak and Roundtop is considered one of the most iconic views in the Catskills

Call for Art - Utilitarian Art

The Catskill Center is planning an invitational exhibit to highlight the utilitarian art of the Catskill Region. The exhibit will open Saturday, December 3 and run through Saturday, January 21, 2017. An opening reception will be held Saturday, December 3 from 2-4pm.

Many of the products we use every day are not only useful, but should be considered beautiful. Homemade furniture, clothing, baskets, stained glass, pottery, quilts… so many items we depend on for everyday use could be on display as art. Here is your opportunity to share your utilitarian creations in an art setting. Submissions should be sent via email to Katie Palm at by October 28.