Retro First Friday - Margaretville Main Street
Friday, Sept. 2, 5-8 p.m. - Retro First Friday on Main Street, Margaretville. Classic cars will be on display as part of a “Cruise In” event. DJ music by Gregg Passarelli, kids’ activities sponsored by the Boy Scouts and the Catskill Mountain Christian Center, waffle dogs (and more) at Stick in the Mud, vodka tasting by Union Grove Distillery, olive oil and vinegar tasting at Home Goods of Margaretville, an Open Mic Night at The Open Eye Theater. Free admission. Info: mainstreetmargaretville.com or call 845 586-4177.
Third Annual Lighting of the Fire Tower Event
On Friday night September 2nd, we invite everyone to find a place with a view of your favorite fire tower on the horizon for our 3rd annual Lighting of the Fire Towers Event! This event is meant to showcase the history of the five Catskill fire towers and some of our other friends around the state. Find an area in your neighborhood where you have a view of one of the fire towers. From 9:00pm to 9:30pm, look up to see the cabs lit up. Remember that these towers were watching faithfully like beacons over your property for years to help prevent forest fires. The men and women who were in those cabs were there to protect your property from forest fires by providing fire fighters with an early detection and reporting system that was amazingly accurate. If you are lucky, your area may have been covered by more than one tower! For additional information about possible viewing areas near you, please refer to the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development website: http://catskillcenter.org/events/.
Face to Face with Raptors at Woodchuck Lodge
Saturday, Sept. 3, 1 p.m. Wild Saturday at John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge. “Face to Face with Raptors.” Meet wildlife rehabilitator Annie Mardiney and some of her feathered friends. Free; Donations welcome. Sponsored by Vly Mountain Spring Water. 1633 Burroughs Memorial Rd., Roxbury 12474. Free tours of the historic Lodge Saturday, 11-1 and 2-3 and Sunday, August 7, 11-3. 845-254-6025; woodchucklodge.org
Music on the Mountain Concert #4
Olive Day - A Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway Signature Event
More info to follow.
PLATTE CLOVE PRESERVE HIKE WITH JEFF SENTERMAN
Please join us at the Platte Clove Preserve (2375 Platte Clove Road, Elka Park, NY) for a walk with Jeff Senterman, executive director of the Catskill Center around the Preserve.
Get to know more about the Platte Clove preserve; learn about our new stream protection program in the area, Jeff's plans for the future of the Catskills and the region; and about some of the exciting work at the Platte Clove Preserve like our Artist in Residence program and our work to improve visitor access and education. We'll finish our walk with light refreshments and snacks.
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13th Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival
Annual Cauliflower Festival will be the final Catskill Mountain Scenic Byway Signature Event for 2016
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Bears in the Catskills
Black bear populations have been increasing over the past 30 years in NY.
This increase has provided opportunities for people to enjoy viewing bears. Unfortunatelyu, their increasing presence occasionsally conflicts with human interests.
Join DEC Wolldlife Biologist Larry Bifaro to discuss the natural history, behavior and management of black bears with emphasis on interactions with people.