Boom! Catskills fourth of July photos

Above: Fireworks in Margaretville on Friday, July 3, by Joshua Trupin. 

Happy Independence Day weekend! Here are some photos from around the Catskills this Fourth of July. 

Above: The Independence Day parade in Windham on July 4, by Petra Davenport. 

Above: Jupiter and Venus appear next to each other in the sky during their historic conjuction, which peaked this week on Tuesday, June 30 but which continued to dazzle on Saturday, July 4 in Monticello while the fireworks were popping. Photo by John of Catskills Photography.

Old Fashioned Photography at DCHA, Saturday, July 11 – 1pm.

Come see if you can create your very own camera at the Delaware County Historical Association! On Saturday, July 11 at 1pm children and adults alike will have the opportunity to try their hand at old fashioned photography. Come and learn to create your very own simple camera and use it to take a photo that you can develop in our darkroom. There will be an opportunity to learn about the history of old cameras and photography, as well as make a “sunprint” image using only water, the sun, and some special paper. Appropriate for all ages. Free admission

For more information, please contact the Delaware County Historical Association at (607) 746-3849, or [email protected]. DCHA is located 2 miles north of Delhi on State Hwy. 10. 

4th of July Weekend at Tay Tea

Saba green tea served cold-brew style.

Come celebrate with us! Eat, shop & linger...

Tay Tea on Main Street in Andes, NY is open all weekend, Friday through Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm.

Enjoy a delicious, vegetarian lunch of organic salads and sandwiches, tea infused desserts and our hand-blended teas served hot or iced.

Our store is stocked with all new local, artisanal gifts and global handmade jewelry and artifacts from Nini's recent trip to Africa.

Iced Saba, Coffee Lovers' and our brand new Man Tea blends will put you in the mood to party!

Special online offer: Save 10% right now on all teas purchased online. Just use the discount code "FOURTH" at checkout. Shop Now.

Our Baker Taylor Foster works her magic with these tea infused cakes, cookies & cupcakes (Kyoto green tea & herbal "A Day in Provence").

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This weekend: Fourth of July in the Catskills

Above: Margaretville's Fire Department Field Days and Carnival comes to a grand finale this weekend, July 3 and July 4. Photo by Joe Damone Photography.

We're already written about where to find fireworks on this Fourth of July in the Catskills. But there’s lots of other things going on across the region as well. Here are a few of our favorites, county by county.


On Friday, July 3, the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith celebrates its 40th birthday with a gala dance under the stars with Hazmat Modine, a pan-ethnic roots and blues band. Chicken dinner at 7 p.m.; music begins at 8 p.m. If you were born in 1975 or are driving a 1975 car, you get in free.   Read more

Tonight's Show: Wild Foraging with Marguerite

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesdays 6PM – 7PM

On Wednesday night’s show, Jim & Ryan will be talking to Herbalist & Wild Foods Forager – Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower. Marguerite may be a retired Registered Nurse, but her passion for the last 35 years has been as an Herbalist. She teaches people how to identify, properly harvest, & prepare wild foods. You have probably seen many of these plants and perceived them as “weeds.” However, Marguerite teaches that there are many uses for these weeds, among other plants. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @ to learn more.

Getting plenty of rain and plenty of intermittent sunlight between. Fruit trees are still looking good too. So far, it’s shaping up to be a great growing season. There are some gypsy moths here & there throughout the Catskills feasting on oak leaves. A good start to summer.

May the forest be with you,
Ryan Trapani
Education Forester
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Catskills Fourth of July: Fireworks

Above: Fireworks at the Monticello Raceway on July 4, 2014. Photo by John of Catskills Photography, shared in the Watershed Post Flickr pool.  

Independence Day in the Catskills means barbecue, waters warm enough to swim in, and lots of time spent outside. But we know that you're really here for the fireworks. Here's our five-county lowdown on where to see fireworks in Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties over the 2015 Fourth of July weekend.


Ukrainian Art Exhibit

The Ukrainian Art Exhibit in Jewett Center opens on Sunday, 5 July 2015, at approximately 1:00 p.m.

The exhibit, located in the Parish Hall (or "Grazhda") at the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church on route 23A (five miles west of Hunter). It's open during July and August every Friday, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.; Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The best time to visit is when the Sunday Buffet is open during July and August every Sunday after Mass, up until 2:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00 a.m. Click here to view the works featured in 2014.

10 Catskill mountain waterfalls worth visiting

Above: Old Mill Falls in Platte Clove (number 1 on the list below). Photo by Joshua Trupin.

Steep slopes and restless streams make the Catskill Mountains rich waterfall territory. Here are 10 falls worth visiting, winnowed down from the dozens and dozens to be found in the region. Some are a cool reward at the end of a rugged hike, while others plunge just a few yards from the road.

While most waterfalls in the Catskills are located in the high escarpment in the east part of Greene County, there are cascades, plunges and cataracts in each of the counties that make up the region -- Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster. All five counties are represented on this list, so there's a waterfall here close to you.   Read more

Catskill Mountain Hide-A-Way

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The approach to this property is classic Catskills - drive over a clear watered stream via a small bridge, up a wooded dead-end road past the property's horse barn, fields and a long driveway - you have arrived! The house is sited and designed for maximum enjoyment of the long mountain views, the natural beauty, the peaceful serenity and the complete privacy.

This Catskill Mountain retreat is a beautiful blend where rustic log cabin meets contemporary architecture harmoniously and seamlessly. The contemporary addition was designed by a LEED architect who combined a sensitivity to style and to the environment with sustainable materials. The house features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a large sunny kitchen, a comfortable & cozy living room, a loft space and several covered porches perfect for taking in the serene surroundings. Adding to the charm and appeal of the property is a large stone fireplace, a patio designed to take in the gorgeous views, an outdoor shower and natural wood siding.  Read more

Retreat At Jones Lake - Own a 10 Acre Lake!

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From your first approach to this compelling property you know you are entering a unique and special place. Driving past the gated entrance, down a long, wooded, winding drive the view opens to a pristine 10 acre private lake and to the lakeside home. The approach is nothing short of magical!

Rarely does a property come along with so many sought after elements, in a truly one of a kind setting. The property is a wonderful mix of open fields & forest, with a gleaming private lake that sits in the middle of the property - your own private lake, Jones Lake. The lake is a wonderful place to canoe, fish, swim, have lakeside barbecues or to watch wildlife. Owning Jones Lake gives new meaning to “keeping up with the Joneses”. Stocked with several varieties of fish - caste your line and catch your dinner! Take in the sunsets reflecting off the shimmering water in the fading light!  Read more

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