This Weekend in the Catskills

Celebrate Roxbury Summer Festival

Celebrate Roxbury Summer Festival takes place this Saturday, July 1 from 9 am to 4 pm in Roxbury’s historic and commercial district. The festival kicks off with a Traditional Catskill Mountain Parade, beginning at 9:30am, and followed by live music, street performers, artists and artisans’ demonstrations, poetry readings, horse-drawn carriage rides, and children’s games and activities. Country Express will perform from 1 to 4pm. Writers in the Mountains and Roxbury General will present Raining Poetry Project all day, and will host a reception and poetry reading at 3pm. The day will conclude with Music on the Mountain at Plattekill Mountain from 4 to 7pm.

Stagecoach Run Art Festival in Treadwell   

Stagecoach Run Art Festival celebrates its 22nd anniversary this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2. Close to 70 artists at 23 locations in the Franklin-Treadwell area will open their studios to the public and engage in demonstrations and performances. Visual artists include still-life painter Judith Lamb, non-objective painter Marie Cummings, and landscape painter Richard Kathmann. Participating organizations include Bright Hill Literary Center, Franklin Stage Company, Treadwell Museum of Fine Art, and Franklin Railroad Museum.

Guided Walking Tour Through Kingston’s Historic District

Friends of Historic Kingston are hosting a guided tour through the Stockade District, Saturday, July 1. The district, which dates back to 1658, is the neighborhood where New York State was born in 1777. The tour allows for an intimate look at original architecture and limestone houses that were built by the descendants of the first settlers. There will be a stop at the courthouse where the New York State Constitution was drafted.

About Simona David

Simona David is a writer living in the Catskill Mountains, New York. She is the author of Art in the Catskills (3rd edition, 2016), available on and Kindle. For more information, visit

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