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Hanford Mills MuseumVisitors can call ahead to reserve a guided tour of the water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop

East Meredith, NY – Beginning August 12, Hanford Mills Museum will be open for guided tours of its water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop. Tours will be offered Wednesdays through Sundays and feature demonstrations of the 1926 Fitz overshot waterwheel and water-powered machines operating just as they did a century ago. To promote social distancing, reservations are required and only one party will tour the Mill at a time. To schedule a tour, call 607/278-5744.

Sunset on the Street"Captured at a Distance" Virtual Gallery on Display Now

Bethel, N.Y. – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced a virtual gallery titled “Captured at a Distance.” The exhibit is the culminating project of teen participants in the Center’s Project: Identity Photography program. “Captured at a Distance” offers a glimpse into the lives of students before and during social distancing practices and stay-at-home mandates.

Sullivan Catskills Experience

Sullivan County, N.Y. – The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association is excited to launch its first ever Ultimate Getaway Giveaway! Three lucky winners will win the opportunity of a lifetime -- the chance to experience the Sullivan Catskills!

Since the 19th-century, visitors have flocked to our Sullivan Catskills. Hundreds of hotels and resorts grew to form a legendary reputation for hospitality and launching the careers of major entertainers. From the beginning, they came for our fresh air, water, cool summer breezes, snowy winter slopes, and year-round spectacular scenery.

Bethel Woods CenterBethel, N.Y. (July 20, 2020) – Dr. Neal V. Hitch has joined Bethel Woods Center for the Arts as Senior Curator of The Museum at Bethel Woods. Dr. Hitch is a historian, preservation architect, museum specialist, and musician who has been working for over 25 years in developing historic sites and museums. He comes to the historic site after a national search led by Arts Consulting Group.

 Before joining Bethel Woods in January, Dr. Hitch worked in several premier destinations, serving as director of museums in the Caribbean, Hawaiʻi, Alaska, and on the border of Mexico in California. For the last decade, he has also been working within the design collective i/thee leading art and architecture camps and designing large-scale inhabitable artworks.

MenlaPhoenicia, NY - After temporarily closing to help combat the spread of COVID-19, Menla reopened on June 11th with new safety protocols in place. Now through July, they’re offering 20% off normal lodging rates.

The health and wellness retreat lies on over 300 private acres in the heart of the Catskill Forest Preserve, just 2 hours north of NYC. Distance yourself from the noise and stress of city life while being enveloped by the healing touch of nature.

Menla offers a peaceful, safe escape for those wishing to avoid typically over-crowded, commercialized resorts.

Tosca billboardKingston, N.Y. - Tickets are on sale now for the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice’s first-of-its-kind drive-in opera performance to be held August 29 at Kingston’s Tech City—available on a per-car basis online at www.phoeniciavoicefest.yapsody.com 

The drive-in performance of Puccini’s Tosca, with world-class vocal soloists and chorus onstage, full orchestra, and all the pomp and pageantry that only grand opera can provide, will be staged at Kingston’s Tech City for an audience limited to guests in 600 cars. Ticket sales are per car, not per person, and cars will be meticulously socially-distanced for safety.

Ten Mile River Scout MuseumNarrowsburg, N.Y. (July 8, 2020) --  The Ten Mile River Scout Museum, located on the grounds of Ten Mile River Scout Camps’ headquarters, 1481 County Road 26, Narrowsburg, N.Y. will open for the summer season soon after Sullivan County enters Phase IV; on or about July 16th. The hours are Thursday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT and 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT. The museum will close for the summer six weeks after the opening date.

Family Lodging ReservationsClaryville, N.Y. — After months being stuck inside, families looking for a chance to immerse themselves in nature now have an ideal travel destination in the heart of the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Beginning July 7th through mid-September, Frost Valley YMCA is opening its 5,500-acre property to families who are invited to stay in a variety of accommodations at both its Main Camp and East Valley Ranch in Claryville, New York.

ORDA logoHighmount, NY – As the Catskill Region enters Phase 3 of NY Forward, Belleayre Mountain Beach plans to welcome guests this Sunday, June 28th.

The Belleayre Beach will be open Wednesday through Friday 11:00am – 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 7:00pm.  It will operate on a reduced capacity and follow NY State protocols including the requirement of face coverings for guests within certain locations and public areas. (https://www.belleayre.com/todo/belleayre-beach/)…

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logo 2020Museum, Grounds, and Additional Programming Set to Open Once Restrictions are Lifted

June 9, 2020 (Bethel, NY) – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural center located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, today announced the cancellation of its 2020 Pavilion Season. Bethel Woods management along with its board of trustees made the decision to suspend its Pavilion stage programming this summer as a result of the continued threat to health and safety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.