This Weekend in The Catskills

  |  December 10, 2015

Image Courtesy of The Farmer’s Museum.

Candlelight Evening at The Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown
The Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown is hosting their cherished holiday tradition “Candlelight Evening,” Saturday, December 12 from 3 to 7 pm. Festivities include horse-drawn wagon rides with jingle bells, arts and crafts activities for children, a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and a bonfire on the Tavern Green. Local school bands will perform holiday music. There will be food and drinks. For more information, visit

Poetry at The Coffee House
Phoenicia Festival of the Voice Foundation is hosting a poetry reading this Sunday, December 13 at 4 pm featuring poets Sharon Israel, Leslie Gerber, Judith Kerman, and Sparrow. Set as part of the “Gatherings at 90 Main” series, this event is meant to celebrate community, share experiences, and have fun. Light refreshments, coffee and tea will be served. For more information, visit their Facebook page.


Shandaken Theatrical Society Presents It’s a Wonderful Life
Still in Phoenicia, the Shandaken Theatrical Society presents “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a holiday classic adapted by Philip Grecian, and directed by Gordon Brown. Fifteen local actors portray over fifty characters in a 1940s period radio studio setting. Pianist Lee Stowe provides live piano accompaniment, and sound effects are arranged by Gary Kromirs. Performances are held Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. For more information, visit

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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