New Paltz

"Notes From the Other Side," a talk and book signing with Marc B. Fried

July 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join Historic Huguenot Street for a free talk and book signing with local history writer Marc B. Fried for the release of his new book, Notes From the Other Side. Fried's column “Notes From the Other Side” has appeared every 3 to 4 weeks for the past 8½ years in the Shawangunk Journal, a local weekly. Now, Fried has selected and edited the best of these periodical writings and compiled them into a 339-page book that bears his column's title, featuring a wealth of anecdotes, descriptions and historical musings that relate to the Shawangunks and the Wallkill and Rondout Valleys. This event is free and open to the public.

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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.

DELAWARE COUNTY  Read more

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

Brittany Elliott to Perform at Foundation Event on July 11th

We are pleased to announce that entertainment for this year’s

Margaretville Health Foundation Event will be performed by Brittany Elliot.

Brittany is a resident of New Kingston and is seventh generation from

her family homestead, Crystal Brook Farms, settled in 1817 by Thomas Elliot.

From an extended size musical family,

Brittany has got something no other family member has:  Love for composing music.

Graduated from Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY in 2011,

she majored with a B.A. Degree in Music Performance.

Brittany will be performing on keyboards.

Shotgun Start

New Paltz in the War for Independence

July 4, 2015 - 10:00am

Historic Huguenot Street will host a Revolutionary War reenactment on July 4, “New Paltz in the War for Independence.” Featuring members of the 5th New York Regiment, reenactors will camp on the DuBois Fort lawn (81 Huguenot Street) and perform a number of demonstrations throughout the day. At the camp site, visitors will see wedge-style tents and a dining “fly” as they would have been used during the Revolution. Living historians will demonstrate marching and drilling, showing how arms at the time were handled and fired. An armament demonstration will display various types of muskets and weaponry while members of the regiment explain how they were used, fired, and maintained. Additional demonstrations and displays will reveal aspects of civilian life, including candlemaking, blacksmithing, woodworking, musket ball and cartridge manufacturing, and colonial cooking.  Read more

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Where to pick your own strawberries in the Catskills

Above: The first strawberries of the season at Dressel Farms on June 6. Photo via Facebook. 

It's strawberry season, that momentarily magical time of year when you can eat fat, juicy, locally-grown berries by the bucketfull at U-Pick farms around the Catskills.

We're smack in the middle of the picking season this week. For most farms, the season begins at the start of June and lasts about four weeks, sometimes stretching into the first week of July. The higher up into the mountains you go, the later the season runs.

We've done our homework, and the strawberries are ripe and ready at all the Catskills farms listed below. Happy picking!

GREENE COUNTY

Story Farms
4640 Route 32, Catskill
518.678.9716
Story Farms had its first U-Pick day on June 5, and is selling them for $2 per pound. 

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NYC media outlets dive deep into the Catskills watershed

It's unusual for New York City-based media outlets to pay much attention to the Catskills, and even more unusual for them to examine the long, often painful history of how exactly New Yorkers get their water, more than a billions gallons a day of it, from the Catskills watershed. 

But this week, WNYC radio and a news website called CityLimits.org are diving deep into the story of the Catskills watershed in their week-long The Cost of Our Water collaborative investigative series. They're airing thoughtful radio pieces and publishing long articles about the sometimes fraught relationship between the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which runs the vast system of reservoirs that dominates the Catskills, and upstate residents.   Read more

3rd Annual Golf Tournament - Don't forget to Register

Kasten Lecture with Sanford Levy

June 27, 2015 - 5:00pm

Join Historic Huguenot Street for a lecture by antiques expert and Board Trustee Sanford Levy discussing the material culture of Hudson Valley kasten (18th- and early 19th-century Dutch-style cupboards, singular kast).  Although variations exist, the typical kast is a large, free-standing cupboard or wardrobe with two paneled doors surmounted by an over-scaled, molded cornice. The cupboard usually sits on a base with a single drawer or drawers and ball-shaped feet. Levy’s lecture at the 1799 LeFevre House (54 Huguenot Street) will explore the ways in which the Hudson Valley kast developed from its European background, the many styles of construction, and the changes in style from the 18th century to the 19th century. “Historic Huguenot Street currently houses one of, if not the largest collections of Hudson Valley kasten in the country,” explained Levy.  Read more

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