This Weekend in The Catskills…

  |  August 20, 2015

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is hosting its last concert of the season this Sunday, August 23 at 7:30 pm at the Otesaga Hotel. Called “1924 Now and Beyond” the performance is dedicated to the art, music and lifestyle of the 1920s. The program includes compositions by Ravel, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Gershwin, and other composers. The program’s curator, author and composer David Noon, will provide commentary throughout the performance. For more information, visit


The Mohonk Barnival
The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz is hosting the Mohonk Barnival – carnival in a barn Saturday, August 22. At 7:30 pm magician Chris Anthony will perform a magic show, followed by live music with the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Boys at 8:45 pm. For more information, visit

Open Eye Theater / Summer Shortcuts

The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville is hosting Summer Shortcuts V, a production of nine ten-minute plays written, directed and performed by local residents. Amie Brockway, the theater’s executive and artistic director, wrote Dear Peter, an adaptation from The Story Girl novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Performances are held Friday and Saturday at 7 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm. For more information, visit


Hobart Book Village / Author Signing Day
Hobart Book Village is hosting an Author Signing Day Saturday, August 22 from 1 to 4 pm at several bookstores on Main Street. Ten local authors, including novelist Ginnah Howard, will be on hand to talk about their books and sign autographs. 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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