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ORDA logoHighmount, NY – New York State’s Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces opening dates and times for summer attractions and activities at Belleayre Mountain in the Catskills. 

Belleayre Beach

Located in the hamlet of Pine Hill, Belleayre Beach goers can dive headfirst into summer with a wide range of activities, including swimming, boating, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, picnicking, horseshoe pits, volleyball, fishing, and simply relaxing. Opening day was this past Sunday, June 19. …

Women's Woodstock Cycling Grand PrixWoodstock, NY (April 1, 2022) – On Sunday, May 1, the Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix (WWCGP) will be celebrating its 10th year! The annual bicycle race will feature a world-class race course staged in New York’s Catskill Mountains for women athletes competing in Pro 1/2/3 and Cat 3/4/Novice road racing.

The WWCGP is USA Cycling-sanctioned and racers come from all over the Northeast corridor as well as from the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. This destination event has increased substantially in popularity due to the fact that only a few USA Cycling-sanctioned 100 km+ road races include the popular “out-and-back” race format in North America.

We Are NYDedicated To 19th Century African American Hudson Valley Native, Abolitionist and Suffragist 

$13.5 Million Acquisition of Former Cement Production Plant Along More than Mile of Hudson River Shoreline in Kingston and Town of Ulster 

State Parks, PIPC Will Partner with Scenic Hudson to Operate New Park 

Photos Available Here 

In recognition of Black History Month and Women's History Month, Governor Kathy Hochul announced today a new State Park planned for more than 500 acres of former industrial property along the Hudson River shoreline in Ulster County will be named for 19th century African American abolitionist and suffragist Sojourner Truth. This will be the first State Park in the City of Kingston and the first new State Park to open since July 2019. …

The Shanley Hotel - Credit AmityPhotosStatewide haunted trail adds more ways to interact with spirits and learn the haunted stories, including Ghostly Getaway Packages, events, and a new social channel

Batavia, N.Y. – The Haunted History Trail of New York State has grown in 2021 to include new ghostly getaway travel packages, haunted partners, and events. The Trail has also added a new channel on social media site, TikTok, where viewers can catch video content telling the haunted backstory of locations across the state of New York.

Furlongs Exterior Front 2East Durham, N.Y. – Garrett Doyle, founder of NYC restaurant/bar TUTTLES BAR & GRILL (www.tuttlesnyc.com) announced today that his newest restaurant FIVE FURLONGS TAVERN (www.five furlong.com) will open its doors on August 12th, 2021 in the Catskills hamlet of East Durham, NY at 2478 New York Highway 145.

Located in the home of the original ‘Furlongs,’ founded by well-respected Irish couple Yvonne & Tom Furlong, Doyle plans to employ all the characteristics of what made the original Furlongs such a beloved community establishment by offering locals a place to enjoy great food, cold drinks, and live music.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logo 2020WHEN: Tuesday, July 6th, 2021, 3:00-7:00 PM
WHERE: The Event Gallery at Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720
WHAT: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural organization located in Bethel, NY, will host a Job Fair highlighting seasonal opportunities available to individuals looking for work featuring a flexible schedule and fun work environment.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logo 2020The Documentary Focuses on the Importance of The 1969 Harlem Cultural.Festival
July 1st Outdoor Screening is Free and Open to The Public.

Bethel, N.Y. -- (June 22nd, 2021) – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural organization located in Bethel, NY, in partnership with Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, is proud to announce an outdoor screening of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s debut film SUMMER OF SOUL on Thursday, July 1st on The Terrace Stage.
 
Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Bethel, NY, where Woodstock was held, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten–until now. Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary: part music film, part historical record, created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logo 2020Season kicks off with performance by Chicago on July 20th

Bethel, N.Y. (June 17, 2021) – After 643 days without music on the Pavilion stage, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the nonprofit cultural center located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced that its 2021 Pavilion concert season will operate at full capacity with no social distancing required. This follows the rescindment of most coronavirus restrictions state-wide as New York hits a 70% vaccination rate. 
 
Guests will no longer be required to present proof of vaccination when purchasing tickets or arriving at the concert venue. Masks will be required for those who are unvaccinated and optional for vaccinated patrons, per CDC recommendations and State regulations. The Center, a nonprofit cultural center located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, will open on July 20th with a performance by Chicago. The lineup includes shows by Dead & Company, James Taylor & Jackson Browne, and Chris Stapleton.

The Museum at Bethel Woods logoThe Museum at Bethel Woods is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.

Bethel, NY – The Museum at Bethel Woods is proud to be a participant in this year’s Blue Star Museums initiative, which provides free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families. The 2021 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15th, 2021, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th, 2021.

Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums nationwide.

Virtual Ice Harvest FestivalThe region’s “coolest” tradition will continue with free online events and at-home activities

East Meredith, NY – For more than 30 years, Hanford Mills Museum has held an Ice Harvest Festival to celebrate a historic winter tradition in the Catskills. Though COVID-19 will prevent Hanford Mills from hosting an in-person event, the Museum will offer free virtual events and at-home activities.

“We have the same goal, to highlight the history, science, and traditions of ice harvesting, but will be interacting with people online instead of here at Hanford Mills,” explains Liz Callahan, executive director of Hanford Mills Museum. She notes that the Ice Harvest often brings more than 1000 people to the museum, making it their biggest event. “We will miss having visitors here for Ice Harvest, but hope people will enjoy this new online programming.”…

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