This Weekend in the Catskills

  |  December 2, 2016

Patterns at Wired Gallery in High Falls

Wired Gallery in High Falls is hosting Patterns, a group show curated by Laura Gurton, which opened on November 26 and will remain on view through April 2, 2017. A multi-media show featuring works in oil, resin, gold leaf, digital and other media, Patterns includes a series of paintings by Sydney Cash, Laura Gurton, and Vincent Pomilio, among others. Originally from Brooklyn, Gurton moved to the Hudson Valley, where she developed a dreamy style inspired by nature.

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Boscobel Home and Gardens Holiday Tours


Boscobel, an early 1800s Federal mansion situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Garrison, is hosting Daytime Holiday House Tour, every day except Tuesday, through December 23. Beautifully decorated for the holidays, both the mansion and the grounds will be open to visitors under the guidance of expert docents. The docents will discuss the sumptuous Neo-Classical architectural style and the 19th century Yuletide traditions, which still animate lots of families today.

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Hudson Winter Walk 20th Anniversary Celebration

A cherished tradition, the Hudson Winter Walk will take place this Saturday, December 3 from 5 to 8 pm on Warren Street in the city of Hudson. In celebration of the walk’s 20th anniversary, Hudson Opera House has invited composer Phil Kline to perform and direct his popular Unsilent Night, a composition written specifically for outdoor performances throughout the month of December. All the shops will be appropriately decorated for the holidays, and carolers and other performers will animate the mile-long street. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will make an appearance in their horse-drawn wagon. The evening will conclude at 8 pm with a fireworks display launched from the Promenade Hill.

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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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