Dozens of Memorial Day events kick off summer in the Catskills

Above: An honor guard leads the 2015 Liberty Memorial Day Parade. Photo by John Kocijanski of Catskill Photography, shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr pool.

Memorial Day Weekend 2016 brings a flood of enticing opportunities to come together, celebrate, and get the Catskills summer season started off right. Here’s our five-county guide to what’s happening where from Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30.


Parades and Ceremonies:


Parade: May 30, 9:30 a.m., Route 30 North

Grand Gorge 

Parade: May 30, 11 a.m., Route 23 West  Read more


June 29, 2016 - 8:00pm

The last Wednesday of June, July & August we will be having a musical talent competition. Becca & Brian will host this evening full of musical surprise. The winning musical act will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to The Shire Pub! Come down and enjoy as a spectator or a performer, the choice is up to you.



June 24, 2016 - 9:00pm

David Kraai is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who has been traveling and performing his melting pot of country, folk and rock music for over a decade. His roots stem from New York’s Hudson Valley, but his music has taken him all over the United States, and at times abroad, gaining him an ever-growing fan base. Carrying on the tradition of Cosmic American Music, David’s influences include Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and The Band. These influences along with his unique sense of melody and lyric help create a sound that is truly his own.


O'Neill's Shire Pub-BIG BOSS SAUSAGE

June 17, 2016 - 9:30pm

Members of the Big Boss Sausage have performed in almost every state in the nation, at venues ranging from stadiums to gas stations. Their live shows are exhilarating and engaging. The band is known for their sometimes hilarious, sometimes riveting original music. On occasion, they put a Carpathian, gypsy twist to popular tunes. The band also extemporizes lost classics and obscure melodies. If the crowd plays its cards right, they may get to witness a tempestuous rendition of “The Gambler”, by Kenny Rogers.


O'Neill's Shire Pub-LAST DAZE

June 11, 2016 - 9:30pm

Last Daze is a rock and roll band that was assembled in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, and forged in a non- disclosed recording studio, rumored to be in the vicinity of Echo Park, Los Angeles. The band will be performing covers from Led Zeppelin to the Grateful Dead to Aerosmith and Michael Jackson, as well as talented filled originals. The band has joined forces with producer Shooter Jennings, Waylon Jennings son on recent recordings. You will surely want to make it down to see this band.



June 4, 2016 - 11:30am

The Cranston Dean ‘s vibe is a vivacious combo of rock/blues/funk/country jambalaya is sure to get you tapping your feet or out of your seats.  No cover.


O'Neill's Shire Pub- Talking Machine Band

June 3, 2016 - 9:00pm

Talking Machine, the culmination of years of combined musical expertise. Separately the two are accomplished musicians in their own right, yet together the duo utilize their experience, technical prowess, and style to create a pleasing, cathartic assault on the senses. Recently, the couple has taken the band took on two new members to play bass and drums, bringing you a fully formed quartet rock group. Playing covers ranging from Led Zeppelin to The Pretenders and Stone Temple Pilots to Lady Gaga. Check them out on facebook-


Registration Opened for 4th Annual Golf Tournament

Registration opened for the 4th Annual Golf Tournament benefitting Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.


O'Neill's Shire Pub- Bartender Needed

O'Neill's Shire Pub has a bartender position available. If interested stop down and apply. Any questions, call #607-746-8758...ask for Rachel or Amanda.

O'Neill's Shire Pub

123 Main St.

Delhi, NY

Margaretville Health Foundation and Peekamoose Partner for Celebrity Waiter Event

Celebrity: a famous person, albeit "local"

Waiter: one who serves food to people at tables

Synonyms: VIP, very important person, Garcon, Server, Waitperson

Both noble and hardworking professions, but let’s take out the hardworking and add some fun and entertainment as we invite you to participate in the Margaretville Health Foundation 2016 Celebrity Waiter Event. Become part of the fun as our Celebrity Waiters, will entertain and serve you, for tips, all to be donated for ensuring quality healthcare here in the Central Catskills.

The Margaretville Health Foundation, serves and supports the Margaretville healthcare campus of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.  The Foundation strives to improve the level of healthcare to residents of this mountainous rural community and strives to achieve and insure that technological upgrades keep up with the fast pace growth in healthcare.

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