This Weekend in the Catskills…

  |  January 14, 2016
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Family Fun Day at the New York State Museum

New York State Museum in Albany is hosting Family Fun Day Saturday, January 16 from 1 to 4 pm. This Saturday the program is dedicated to the museum’s large fossil collection, which includes The Cohoes Mastodon discovered in 1866 – the mastodon is 11,000 years old. As part of the Family Fun Day, participants can make-and-take home a craft or find more about other programs and activities. For details, visit


Folk Concert at The Orpheum Theater

Catskill Mountain Foundation is hosting Common Ground on the Mountain, a folk, bluegrass and acoustics concert, Saturday, January 16 at 8 pm at the Orpheum Theater in Tannersville. Performers include Walt Michael, Tony Trischka, Greg Dayton, and Professor Louie. Musical traditions of Scotland, Ireland, and the Appalachians are included in the program. For more information, visit

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Book Talk at Historic Huguenot Street

Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz is hosting “The Gunks Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time,” a book talk and signing event Saturday, January 16 at 2 pm. The book, authored by Ronald G. Knapp and Michael Neil O’Donnell, is an illustrated history of the Shawangunk Mountains and the surrounding areas, and includes close to two hundred old and new photographs. Detailed captions provide historical information. For more details, 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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