This Weekend in the Catskills…

  |  March 31, 2016
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Author Talk with Stephen M. Silverman at the Erpf Center

The Erpf Center in Arkville is hosting an Author Talk with Stephen M. Silverman, Saturday, April 2 at 4 pm. Silverman co-wrote The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America with Raphael D. Silver, who passed away in 2013. The book, published by Knopf in 2015, covers all the turning points that shaped the region and made it into a popular attraction. The event is organized in partnership with the Woodchuck Lodge Foundation, and will also celebrate John Burroughs’ 179th birthday. The beloved naturalist was born on April 3, 1837 in Roxbury, Delaware County. For more information, visit

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A Midsummer’s Night Dream at the Capital Repertory Theatre

Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany presents William Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer’s Night Dream Saturday, April 2 at 11 am. A romantic comedy written throughout the 1590s, A Midsummer’s Night Dream has been widely performed all over the world. This year marks the 400th commemoration of Shakespeare’s death: the great bard died on April 23, 1616. For more information about this performance, visit

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Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra Performs at the Culinary Institute of America

Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra (NDSO) performs at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park Saturday, April 2 at 8 pm in celebration of the orchestra’s 10th anniversary. NDSO will perform Walkway Over the Hudson, an original symphonic work written by Ben Kutner. Also, to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the orchestra will perform Grand Canyon Suite written by Ferde Grofé in 1931. For more information about these performances, 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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