This Weekend in the Catskills…

  |  May 12, 2016

Truman Capote with Barry Seiler at the Roxbury Library

The Roxbury Library Association is hosting a series of six readings and discussions exploring the topic of In Cold Blood: True Crime, an American Genre through a series of thematically linked nonfiction readings, including Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences, and True Crime: An American Anthology / 350 Years of Brilliant Writing about Dard Deeds, edited by Harold Schechter. The conversation is led by Barry Seiler, author of four volumes of poetry, and editor of American Book Review. The first session is held Saturday, May 14 from 10 am to 12 noon. For more information, visit


Pianos in Vienna and London around 1800s at the Doctorow Center for the Arts

The Doctorow Center for the Arts in Hunter is hosting Pianos in Vienna and London around 1800s: A Cultural Divide? – concert and conversation led by Maria van Epenhuysen Rose Saturday, May 14 at 8 pm. A native of the Netherlands, Rose is an active performer on historical instruments and has appeared in solo recitals as well as chamber music concerts across Europe and the United States. The program this Saturday includes Haydn’s Sonata in F Major, Mozart’s Sonata in B Flat Major, Clementi’s Sonata in B Flat Major, and Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major. For more information, visit

Dia:Beacon Community Free Day

Dia:Beacon is hosting its quarterly Community Free Day this Saturday, May 14 from 11 am to 6 pm. Admission is free for residents of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties. The program includes guided tours of the collections, gallery talks, interactive workshops for children as well as performances. At 3 pm Alisa Besher and Hannah Verrill will facilitate Dialogue Duet: Robert Irwin and Sol LeWitt, inviting visitors to engage in dialogue while observing the works of the two artists side by side. For the full program, 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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