Weekend in the Catskills – Happy July Fourth!

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Maverick Concert Hall, photo by Dion Ogust

Maverick Concert Hall

Maverick Concert Hall, the oldest continuous chamber music festival in the country, celebrates its centennial this summer. On Friday, July 3 pianist Simone Dinnerstein will play the complete Goldberg Variations by Bach, a work that she has performed all over the world. On Saturday, July 4 pianist Adam Tendler will play the complete Sonatas and Interludes for Solo Piano by John Cage celebrating Maverick’s historic connection with Cage: Cage premiered his landmark work 4’33” of silence at Maverick in 1952. For more information about these performances, visit maverickconcerts.org.

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Hazmat Modine: Photo by Rs-Foto Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

West Kortright Centre                

West Kortright Centre celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with an anniversary gala called Dance under the Stars on Friday. Hazmat Modine, a NYC based band, will perform a mix of folk, blues, and jazz tunes. Lead singer and songwriter Wade Schuman, who plays harmonica and guitar, draws his influences from the musical styles of the 1920s and 1930s. For more information about the anniversary gala, visit westkc.org.

Stagecoach Run Art Festival

Stagecoach Run Art Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5. Over fifty artists at twenty-one locations in Franklin-Treadwell area will open their studios to the public and engage in demonstrations and performances. Poets, writers and musicians will accompany visual artists. Participating organizations include Bright Hill Literary Center, Franklin Stage Company, Treadwell Museum of Fine Art, and Franklin Railroad Museum. For more information, visit stagecoachrun.com.

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Hanford Mills Museum: Photo by Daniel Penfield Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Hanford Mills Museum

Hanford Mills Museum is hosting a traditional 4th of July celebration this Saturday, July 4 from 10 am to 5 pm. Visitors can tour the museum’s rural complex which includes an original 19th century mill, a water turbine, and a steam power plant that generates electricity. The Hanford House, built in 1910, re-created and brought back to its original condition, reveals authentic aspects of rural family life in the 1800s. A fishing derby on the Mill Pond, and other activities will be hosted this Saturday. For more information, visit hanfordmills.org.

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 Amazon.com and Kindle. For more information, visit www.simonadavid.com.

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