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Meet the 2018 Platte Clove Artists
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Meet the 2018 Platte Clove Artists

  • 2504 Platte Clove Road Elka Park, NY, 12427 United States (map)
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Saturday, June 16, (from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM) mix and mingle with the artists who will be participating in the 2018 Platte Clove Artist In Residence program.

The Catskill Center will open the Platte Clove Artist's Cabin for an opportunity to meet the 2018 Residents, visit the Cabin  and learn all about this unique artist-in-residence program.

This year's residents include:
Stefan Beck
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams / instagram
Katie Cokinos / instagram
Bizzy Coy / instagram
Sean Hanley
Tanya Marcuse / instagram
Virginia Melnyk / instagram
Mamie Minch / instagram
Edie Nadelhaft / instagram
Genevieve Pfeiffer 
Christopher Rodriguez
James Romm 
Victoria Van Der Laan / instagram

Catskill Center Executive Director, Jeff Senterman, will be hosting the event. Wine and light fare will be served.

The Platte Clove Cabin and Platte Clove Preserve are located at 2504 Platte Clove Road, Elka Park, NY.

RSVP would be appreciated by emailing Katie at kpalm@catskillcenter.org or calling 845-586-2611.

Directions can be found here. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Catskills Great Outdoor Expo
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Catskills Great Outdoor Expo

Ah, the Catskills — hundreds of wild miles to hike, bike, paddle, ride a zip line or spelunk a cavern. If you want to ski, snowshoe, snowboard, watch birds or tie flies, you can do that too. But the Catskills encompasses four counties and it can be tricky to discover all of the outdoor adventures that the region offers.

Problem solved! May 5, 2018, dozens of Catskill outdoor-focused exhibitors will gather at the Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center in Kingston, New York for the first Catskills Great Outdoor Expo.

From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, there will be expert outdoor education presentations, raffles, the Catskill Center Gear Swap and free samples. Presenters will include hiking clubs, paddling outfitters, climbing guides, skiing/mountain biking centers, gear outfitters, cultural attractions, local trail food producers, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

This event is open to the public with a $3 admission, children under 10 are free.

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Catskill Park Day 2018 - A Primer
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Catskill Park Day 2018 - A Primer

Raise your voice for the Catskills! Through this workshop, the Catskill Center will help you learn how to get engaged and take part in the 2018 Catskill Park Day, whether or not you can be in Albany in February.

Attendees will learn about the Catskill Park Coalition, which the Catskill Center Co-Chairs, learn about the past advocacy successes and discover what the Coalition's 2018 priorities are for the Catskill Park.

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December 7 - A Holiday Gathering at the Catskill Center
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

December 7 - A Holiday Gathering at the Catskill Center

Join with the Staff and members of the Board of Directors of the Catskill Center for an open house evening in Arkville to celebrate the holidays. We'll have light snacks and drinks available and we urge you to bring your own favorites for your friends and neighbors to enjoy!

From 6pm to 9pm at the Catskill Center's Erpf Center (43355 Route 28, Arkville, NY 12485). For more information please call the Catskill Center at 845-586-2611 or email us.

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 The Soirée on the Railway
Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

The Soirée on the Railway

You are invited to the The Soirée on the Railway on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad on August 5th. This is a special evening of food and drink from Brushland Eating House, hosted by And North, benefiting the Catskill Center whose mission it is to protect and foster the environmental, cultural, and economic well-being of the Catskill region.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets and more information, visit And North's event page.

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April 27 - Explore the Trails of the Catskill Interpretive Center with Catskill Center Executive Director Jeff Senterman
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

April 27 - Explore the Trails of the Catskill Interpretive Center with Catskill Center Executive Director Jeff Senterman

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (map)
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Join the Catskill Center's Executive Director, Jeff Senterman at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) for a walk with on the site's trail network. There are three short trails on site: An approximately 1/2 mile long, level loop trail around the perimeter of the site (also built to ADA accessibility standards); An approximately 1/4 mile long trail that climbs to a bluff overlooking the CIC; and an approximately 1/2 mile long trail that goes to the bank of the Esopus River. Depending on group size, ability and weather conditions, we'll do our best to cover all three trails.

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March 21 - Catskill Park History and Facts with the Catskill Center's Executive Director
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

March 21 - Catskill Park History and Facts with the Catskill Center's Executive Director

Spend an evening with Jeff Senterman, the Catskill Center's Executive Director, learning about the history of the Catskill Park, hiking trails and the current politics of the Park through presentation and audience participation. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the work that the Catskill Center is doing to preserve and steward the Catskill Park.

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March 16 - Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Identifying Edible Spring Greens of The Catskills
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

March 16 - Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel: Identifying Edible Spring Greens of The Catskills

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

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March 9 - Free Movie Screening - The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

March 9 - Free Movie Screening - The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Join host and investigative reporter Karen Charman for a free screening of the movie The Best Democracy Money Can Buy on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Catskill Center in Arkville, NY.

The screening and program are free, but a $5 donation at the door is appreciated to help support continued programming and activities at the Catskill Center

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Catskill Park Awareness Day
Feb
7
9:00 AM09:00

Catskill Park Awareness Day

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.

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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.

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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.

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Thorn Preserve Walk with our Executive Director
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

Thorn Preserve Walk with our Executive Director

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. 

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