Catskill Fly Tying: the Art of Artifice
Jan
28
Mar 18

Catskill Fly Tying: the Art of Artifice

The exhibit, Catskill Fly Tying the Art of Artifice, will be displayed in the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery (43355 State Highway 28, Arkville, NY 12406) January 28 through March 18, 2017. Almost 40 macro photographs of flies will be on display. The images, captured by photographer Mark Loete, show some of the man-made flies local fishermen find success fishing in Catskill streams.

Gallery Talk with Mark Loete, Catskill Fly Tying: the Art of Artifice
Mar
4
1:00 pm13:00

Gallery Talk with Mark Loete, Catskill Fly Tying: the Art of Artifice

  • Erpf Gallery

Join photographer, fly-tyer and outdoor guide Mark Loete as he shares his experience creating the photographyexhibit Catskill Fly Tying: the Art of Artifice. Mr. Loete's talk will be held at the Catskill Center's Erpf Gallery on Saturday, March 4 from 1-2:30 pm. View the macro photographs of exquisitely crafted trout fishing flies and find out how Mark  turned them into large scale photographs. Mark will share insights into capturing the beauty of the hand-tyed flies, some information about the artists that created them, and a history of fly fishing in the Catskills. This program is free and open to the public. 

Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Identifying Edible Spring Greens of The Catskills
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Identifying Edible Spring Greens of The Catskills

  • Catskill Center

Join us the evening of Thursday, March 16th to prepare for the spring flush of wild edible greens with chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café in Preston Hollow. In his presentation Rob will highlight some of the wild edible greens common in the Catskills and how to identify them. Possible lookalikes, other identification resources, and simple ways to utilize them will be discussed. The presentation will be followed with a Q&A session and samples of foods prepared with some of the greens mentioned. Tickets $15 per person. Registration required

Catskill 360: Photography by Alan Powell
Apr
1
May 20

Catskill 360: Photography by Alan Powell

The Catskill Center is pleased to announce the opening of Catskill 360, a show of immersive photographs by Alan Powell. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 2-4pm at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery. The show is scheduled from April 1st thru May 20th. Alan Powell’s photographs capture unique scenes from across the region using a special technique that stitches together multiple images into an immersive 360 degree view.

Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Rethinking Wild Edibles
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Rethinking Wild Edibles

  • Catskill Center

Join chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café for a presentation discussing unique ways to utilize wild edibles of the Catskills. Many of the common weeds found in our gardens, pastures, and roadsides can add rich and vibrant flavors to everyday meals. Learn how techniques like fermentation, infusions, pickling, and more can unlock these flavors and turn “weeds” from drab to fab. The presentation will be followed with a Q&A session and samples of foods prepared using the techniques described. Tickets $15 per person. Registration required.

Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills
Jun
9
Jun 11

Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills

  • Frost Valley YMCA

The Catskill Center is thrilled to announce dates for its second annual birding conference, “Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills”. Taking Flight will be held Friday, June 9th through Sunday, June 11th at the Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville, NY. 

This is not your typical birding weekend! We have combined the best of a birding conference with a birding festival, and have invented an event that is rich with presenters you will want to hear, speaking on topics you will want to learn about. 

Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Foraging Walk, Talk and Tasting at Thorn Preserve
Jul
8
3:00 pm15:00

Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Foraging Walk, Talk and Tasting at Thorn Preserve

  • Thorn Preserve

Learn more about the early summer flora of the Thorn Preserve with chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café. Rob will lead an hour long walk through the preserve during which we’ll learn to identify wild edibles common in the Catskills. The walk will be followed by a short presentation outlining how to use some of the products found on the walk, and a tasting of some of these wild foods. Tickets $20 per person. Registration is required.

Aug
5
2:00 pm14:00

Gallery Opening

  • Erpf Gallery

Details to come. Contact Katie Palm for more information, kpalm@catskillcenter.org or 845.586.2611.

Sep
5
10:00 am10:00

CRISP Partners Meeting

  • Catskill Center

Details to come. Contact Dan Snider for more information, dsnider@catskillcenter.org or 845.586.2611.

Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Foraging Walk, Talk and Tasting at Catskill Interpretive Center
Sep
7
6:00 pm18:00

Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Foraging Walk, Talk and Tasting at Catskill Interpretive Center

  • Catskill Interpretive Center

Learn more about the midsummer flora of the Catskills and Hudson Valley with chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café. Rob will lead an hour long walk around the Catskills Interpretive Center grounds during which we’ll learn to identify wild edibles common in the region. The walk will be followed by a short presentation outlining how to use some of the products found on the walk, and a tasting of some of these wild foods. Tickets $22 per person. Registration is required

Sep
16
Nov 4

Quilter's Hall of Fame Show

  • Catskill Center

Details to come. Contact Katie Palm for more information, kpalm@catskillcenter.org or 845.586.2611.

Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Foraging Walk, Talk and Tasting at Platte Clove
Oct
7
3:00 pm15:00

Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Foraging Walk, Talk and Tasting at Platte Clove

  • Platte Clove Preserve

Learn more about the fall flora of the Catskills and Hudson Valley with chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café. Rob will lead an hour long walk through the Platte Clove trails during which we’ll learn to identify wild edibles common in the region. The walk will be followed by a short presentation outlining how to use some of the products found on the walk, and a tasting of some of these wild foods. Tickets $20 per person. Registration is required.


Biodiversity & the Thorn Preserve BioBlitz Presentation
Feb
16
7:00 pm19:00

Biodiversity & the Thorn Preserve BioBlitz Presentation

  • Mountain View Studio

Begins with short videos about Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services followed by the Woodstock Land Conservancy and the Catskill Center’s BioBlitz Presentation by subject experts on the results of past Thorn Preserve BioBlitzes and how community members can support biodiversity in caring for their own land.

The 2017 BioBlitz will be held at Thorn Preserve July 28-29.

Reception: Catskill Fly Tying - The Art of Artifice
Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

Reception: Catskill Fly Tying - The Art of Artifice

  • Catskill Center

An Artist’s Reception and fly tying demonstration will be held on Saturday, February 11, from 2-4 PM in conjunction with the exhibit, Catskill Fly Tying the Art of Artifice. The exhibit showcases 40 macro photographs of flies on display in the Erpf Gallery through March 18, 2017. The images, captured by photographer Mark Loete, show some of the man-made flies local fishermen find success fishing in Catskill streams. On Saturday, March 4 at 1pm, photographer Mark Loete will give a talk sharing the history and insights into the creation of the exhibit. Both programs will take place at the Erpf Center in Arkville, NY.

Catskill Park Awareness Day
Feb
7
9:00 am09:00

Catskill Park Awareness Day

  • Empire State Plaza

The economy of the Catskill region is built on the natural beauty of its forever wild land. To further preserve and enhance this region’s economy we ask for an appropriate funding level of $10 million from a multitude of sources that will form a “Catskills Package” to support the region. Few other places on earth contain so much abundant undisturbed land so close to so many millions of people. With few options for economic development, appropriate access to the more than 450,000 acres of public land within the Catskill region is the key feasible foundation for economic opportunity. Access for the millions who rely on its open space, facilitated by acquisition of the key access points of unprotected land within park boundaries, will significantly enhance economic opportunity while meeting Governor Cuomo’s conservation goals and principles, in line with New York State’s proud and leading legacy of first-in-the-nation conservation.

Catskill Park Coalition - Information Sessions
Jan
28
1:00 pm13:00

Catskill Park Coalition - Information Sessions

  • Catskill Center

Have you attended an Awareness Day event in the past and want to lead a group this year? Are you new to advocacy work and not sure what to say to your state representatives? Just curious to learn more about our work? Join us in-person or over the phone for these upcoming meetings.

Catskill Park Coalition - Information Session
Jan
19
6:00 pm18:00

Catskill Park Coalition - Information Session

  • Catskill Center

Have you attended an Awareness Day event in the past and want to lead a group this year? Are you new to advocacy work and not sure what to say to your state representatives? Just curious to learn more about our work? Join us in-person or over the phone for these upcoming meetings.

A View from the World Turned Downside Up
Dec
6
7:00 pm19:00

A View from the World Turned Downside Up

"A View from the World Turned Downside Up" will be the topic of a talk by award-winning script writer, James MacAllister. The program will be held at the Catskill Center on Tuesday, December 6 starting at 7pm. The program is free, but there is a $5 suggested donation.

Art is a Living System Workshop
Dec
5
9:30 am09:30

Art is a Living System Workshop

  • Willow Drey Farm

The Catskill Center invites you to join us for "Art is a Living System", a workshop led by Lisa Jacobson, where we will be composing a watershed story--a living system–-alive, evolving and sustainable. A follow up workshop is being planned, to be announced, for Spring 2017. Together through your unique expressions and experiences you will be revealing detailed information about every other element in the universe. We will be writing, drawing, painting and assembling using old beautiful books.

Function or Form: Utilitarian Art Exhibit
Dec
3
Jan 21

Function or Form: Utilitarian Art Exhibit

The exhibit, Function or Form: Utilitarian Art, will be on display in the Erpf Gallery December 3, 2016 through January 21, 2017. It features beautiful functional items by 17 local artists. An Artist’s Reception will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 2-4 PM, at the Erpf Center in Arkville. 

Water for Millions: How the Catskills Keep New York City Alive
Nov
12
1:00 pm13:00

Water for Millions: How the Catskills Keep New York City Alive

Ever wonder how rain that falls on the slopes of 4200-foot Slide Mountain makes its way to the faucets of New York’s City Hall? Curious about the farms and villages that once occupied the valleys now submerged beneath six big man-made lakes? What’s the plan for keeping that water clean and flowing for decades to come?

Diane Galusha, author of Liquid Assets: A History of New York City’s Water System, will have the answers at an illustrated talk Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Catskill Center, 43355 State Highway 28, Arkville.

Storm's Appalachian Trail Journey
Nov
5
2:00 pm14:00

Storm's Appalachian Trail Journey

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center

"After 168 days, 2189.10 miles, 14 states, and three pairs of boots, I have successfully completed my thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. Simply put, I walked from Georgia to Maine," says Storm, the Appalachian thru-hiker who raised funds for the Catskill Center. He will be recounting his Appalachian Trail thru-hike through his photos, stories, and videos.

Talk with Author Stephen Long, "Thirty-Eight"
Oct
27
6:00 pm18:00

Talk with Author Stephen Long, "Thirty-Eight"

  • Catskill Interpretive Center

PLEASE NOTE, THIS TALK WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MAURICE D. HINCHEY CATSKILL INTERPRETIVE CENTER!
To call it “New England’s Katrina” might be to understate its power. On Long Island, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, the “Long island Express” killed hundreds of people and destroyed roads, bridges, dams, and buildings that stood in its path. Please join us for a talk with Stephen Long, author of Thirty-Eight.

Talk with Author Dr. Kurt Fausch, "For the Love of Rivers"
Oct
22
1:00 pm13:00

Talk with Author Dr. Kurt Fausch, "For the Love of Rivers"

  • Catskill Interpretive Center

NOTE: THIS WILL BE AT THE MAURICE D. HINCHEY CATSKILL INTERPRETIVE CENTER
For the Love of Rivers
, the forthcoming book from renowned ecologist, Dr. Kurt Fausch, that weaves insights from a career immersed in the ecology of rivers with poignant reflections on the deeper significance of these waters to humanity, and their ultimate fate in our future. For the Love of Rivers is a book that will inspire and enlighten anyone with a personal or professional connection to rivers, water, and conservation. www.fortheloveofrivers.com. 

CIC Fall Gala 2016
Oct
9
5:00 pm17:00

CIC Fall Gala 2016

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center

You are cordially invited to a very special evening to support the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center 

Sunday, October 9th, 5-8 pm
5096 Route 28 Mt. Tremper, NY 12457

Enjoy an evening of delicious local fare, libations, music and more.

Hope to see you there! 
Dress: Catskills Formal

Flower Power and More
Oct
8
Nov 19

Flower Power and More

  • Catskill Center

The exhibit, Flower Power and More will be on display in the Erpf Gallery October 8th – November 19th. It features photographs by Howard Harrison. An Artist’s Reception will be held on Saturday, October 8th, from 3-5 PM, at the Erpf Center in Arkville.

Lark in the Park
Oct
1
Oct 10

Lark in the Park

  • Multiple Locations

 The 13th Annual Lark in the Park will offer exciting hiking, paddling, cycling, fishing, nature walks and lectures as well as cultural and educational events throughout the entire Catskill region.  From Saturday, October 1st through Monday, the 10th, you can enjoy dozens of outdoor activities during the 10-day Lark celebration, sponsored by the Catskill Center, New York – New Jersey Trail Conference, Catskill Mountain Club, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Bears in the Catskills Discussion with NYSDEC Wildlife Biologist
Sep
29
7:00 pm19:00

Bears in the Catskills Discussion with NYSDEC Wildlife Biologist

Black bear populations have been increasing over the past 30 years in New York State. This increase has provided opportunities for people to enjoy viewing bears. Unfortunately, their increasing presence occasionally conflicts with human interests. Join DEC Wildlife Biologist Larry Bifaro on Thursday, September 29 from 7-8:30 pm to discuss the natural history, behavior and management of black bears with emphasis on interactions with people.

Platte Clove Preserve Walk with our Executive Director
Sep
18
1:00 pm13:00

Platte Clove Preserve Walk with our Executive Director

  • Platte Clove Preserve

Please join us at the Platte Clove Preserve (2375 Platte Clove Road, Elka Park, NY) for a walk with Jeff Senterman, executive director of the Catskill Center around the Preserve.

Get to know more about the Platte Clove preserve; learn about our new stream protection program in the area, Jeff's plans for the future of the Catskills and the region; and about some of the exciting work at the Platte Clove Preserve like our Artist in Residence program and our work to improve visitor access and education. We'll finish our walk with light refreshments and snacks.

The 3rd Annual Light Up the Night
Sep
2
9:00 pm21:00

The 3rd Annual Light Up the Night

  • Multiple Locations

On Friday night September 2nd (rain date: 9/3) we invite everyone to find a place with a view of your favorite fire tower on the horizon for our 3rd annual Lighting of the Fire Towers Event!

​Writers Exposed!: A Summer Reading Event
Aug
21
4:00 pm16:00

​Writers Exposed!: A Summer Reading Event

  • Catskill Center

We are pleased to invite you to join Writers in the Mountains (WIM) at our annual summer reading event called “Writers Exposed,” Sunday, August 21 at 4 pm. The popular reading will be held again this year at The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (The Erpf Center), located at 43355 State Route 28, Arkville, New York, 12406.

Let's Talk About Bears
Aug
9
7:00 pm19:00

Let's Talk About Bears

  • Catskill Interpretive Center

Black bear populations have been increasing in New York State since the early 1900s.  This increase has provided opportunities for people to enjoy viewing bears and enjoy knowing that they are present.  Unfortunately, their increasing presence occasionally conflicts with the human interests.  We will discuss these conflicts and how they may be avoided or resolved responsibly.

The Teacher in Me - Quilt Show
Aug
6
Sep 30

The Teacher in Me - Quilt Show

The Teacher in Me quilt exhibit will be on display in the Erpf Gallery August 6th – October 1st, and will feature quilts by Arlene Vrooman. An Artist’s Reception will be held on Saturday, August 6th, from 2-4 PM, at the Erpf Center in Arkville. 

Thorn Preserve Walk with our Executive Director
Jul
19
5:00 pm17:00

Thorn Preserve Walk with our Executive Director

  • Thorn Preserve

Please join us at the Thorn Preserve (55 John Joy Rd., Woodstock, NY) for a walk with Jeff Senterman, executive director of the Catskill Center. Get to know more about our work in and around Woodstock; Jeff's plans for the future of the Catskills and the region; and learn about some of the exciting work at Thorn Preserve like our "Save the Hemlocks" project and our work with Fox Fire Apiary. 

Screening of "The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: A Film About the Loss of an Ecosystem"
Jul
13
2:00 pm14:00

Screening of "The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: A Film About the Loss of an Ecosystem"

  • Doctorow Center for the Arts

Please join us for a screening of Chris Foito's invasive species documentary entitled "The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: A Film About the Loss of an Ecosystem," followed by a Q&A session with forest health experts Mark Whitmore (Cornell University) and John Thompson (Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership Coordinator).

2016 New York Invasive Species Awareness Week
Jul
10
Jul 16

2016 New York Invasive Species Awareness Week

  • Multiple Locations

During New York’s Third Annual Invasive Species Awareness Week, July 10-16, events are being held across the state to raise awareness about invasive species. We continue to promote NY’s “Stop the Invasion: Protect NY from Invasive Species” campaign and are joining NY State in raising awareness about native alternatives for gardening/landscaping (Part 575 regulations) as well as adoption of best management practices to prevent the spread of aquatic invasives via recreational boating (Part 576 regulations). Invasive species affect us all, and we all can make a difference in stopping their spread. Learning about which species are problematic and reporting infestations can prevent them from becoming widespread. NY’s lands and waters are worth protecting! 

Happy Birthday Catskill Interpretive Center
Jul
1
2:00 pm14:00

Happy Birthday Catskill Interpretive Center

  • Catskill Interpretive Center

Please join us for a birthday celebration at the Catskill Interpretive Center! We'll be celebrating one full year of operation at the MDH CIC. There'll be cake and all kinds of surprises. Fun for the whole family!

Rain dates: June 17 and 18> Thorn BioBlitz 2016
Jun
17
Jun 18

Rain dates: June 17 and 18> Thorn BioBlitz 2016

  • Thorn Preserve

Woodstock Land conservancy and the Catskill Center present A SPECIAL TWO-DAY EVENT FRI, JUNE I0 (8am–10pm) and SAT, JUNE II (9:30am–5:30pm) Rain dates: June 17 and 18

Want to get down and dirty with our local flora, fauna, and fungi? Grab a group of friends for a fun-filled outdoor adventure! Participants are needed to work with the biologists who will be gathering data. This is a hands-on opportunity to learn more about biodiversity. You’ll help create a database with photographs, written records and maps. Volunteers (high school age and older) are welcome to assist in data collection by working beside scientists throughout Friday and Saturday.   All curious members of the community are invited to come along to observe the scientific process. Refreshments and snacks are provided. Please bring a bag lunch and provide your own transportation.

Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills
Jun
10
Jun 12

Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills

  • Ashokan Center

Not your typical birding weekend.  We have combined the best of a birding conference with a birding festival, and have invented an event that is rich with presenters you will want to hear, speaking on topics you will want to learn about. June 10th - 12th at the Ashokan Center.