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. 

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.

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

Catskill Park Awareness Day

  • Empire State Plaza

HELP BUILD A MODERN PARK on Tues. Feb 7th, 2017 in Albany!

 

Each year the Catskill Park Coalition gathers in Albany to meet with legislators to discuss the urgent needs of the Catskill Park and Forest Preserve. Last year we secured an historic budget line item for the region, a first of its kind, under the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Aid to Localities budget. Help us secure additional funding to continue to build a modern park that supports a sustainable economy while stewarding our Forever Wild lands!

#CatskillParkAwarenessDay

Taking Flight
Jun
9
Jun 11

Taking Flight

  • Frost Valley YMCA

Save the date for our second annual birding conference, Taking Flight!


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.

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.

The Geology of the Devonian: In the Heart of the Catskills
Jun
4
Jul 30

The Geology of the Devonian: In the Heart of the Catskills

  • Catskill Center

Robert and Johanna Titus, along with Art Murphy will be speaking about the exhibit at 3 pm on Saturday, June 4. After the talk please join us for a reception as we celebrate 25 years of the “Kaatskill Geologist” in Kaatskill Life Magazine.

Pop-Up Library at Catskill Center!
May
5
12:30 pm12:30

Pop-Up Library at Catskill Center!

The Four County Library System will be staging a pop-up library at the Catskill Center.  The Cybermobile (bookmobile) has been delivering materials to Arkville residents for over 20 years.

There are no late fees on these materials and they may be returned to any library in Delaware County or at the next month’s pop-up. To request a specific title, author or subject, contact Noelle Holmes at (607)723-8236 ext. 322 or nholmes@4cls.org.

 For more information on this program, please contact Starr LaTronica at (607)723-8236 ext. 350 or slatronica@4cls.org.

Final Economic Development Forum
Apr
30
10:00 am10:00

Final Economic Development Forum

  • Catskill Interpretive Center

The final of four monthly economic development winter forums, to be held at the Catskill Interpretive Center in Arkville, will focus on the role of the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center in the region. [PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center in Mt. Tremper, not the Catskill Center in Arkville!]

Those unable to attend in-person: you may join the meeting via our conference line, 712.432.3148, then enter the code 118 454.

Apr
21
5:30 pm17:30

​Public Event at Catskill Center to Address Climate Change and How to Solve It

  • Catskill Center

New Yorkers are feeling the effects of climate change now. For some, climate change is a business, environmental or public-health concern. Others ponder the implications of a warming world for their children and the world’s most vulnerable populations. Many of us are wondering “Why Is climate action urgent?” and “What can I do?”

On Thursday April 21, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm, The Catskill Center, in Arkville NY invites the public to hear from two speakers who will address these questions.

Pop-Up Library at Catskill Center!
Apr
7
12:30 pm12:30

Pop-Up Library at Catskill Center!

The Four County Library System will be staging a pop-up library at the Catskill Center.  The Cybermobile (bookmobile) has been delivering materials to Arkville residents for over 20 years.

There are no late fees on these materials and they may be returned to any library in Delaware County or at the next month’s pop-up. To request a specific title, author or subject, contact Noelle Holmes at (607)723-8236 ext. 322 or nholmes@4cls.org.

 For more information on this program, please contact Starr LaTronica at (607)723-8236 ext. 350 or slatronica@4cls.org.

The Poetics of Space: Fred Guyot
Mar
26
May 28

The Poetics of Space: Fred Guyot

The Poetics of Space: Fred Guyot Selected Works 1990 to 2010 will be on display at the Erpf Gallery March 26th through May 27, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 26, from 2-4 PM, at the Erpf Center in Arkville. 

Economic Development Forum
Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

Economic Development Forum

  • Catskill Center

The third of four monthly economic development winter forums, to be held at the Catskill Center in Arkville, will focus on the role of the Internet and the digital services economy in the region.