The 30th annual Giant Pumpkin Party & Children’s Parade at the Fairgrounds in Grahamsville, 9am-5pm. Admission and parking are free. It’s a family day with a costume parade, pony rides, giant pumpkin contest, haunted house, petting zoo, live country music, hay rides & maze, a Better Book Sale, baking contest, food and amusements.
Piano concert “Mostly Chopin” by Robert Gerstenberg at the Daniel Pierce Library, 48 S. Main St., 2–4pm. Gerstenberg will teach as he plays, telling the history behind each piece before he performs it. The concert is free and refreshments will be served following the music.
The Time and the Valleys Museum will host an afternoon of history focusing on Claryville, Sundown and other old communities in the Town of Denning in Ulster County, NY, 2pm. 845/985-7700.
NYCDEP PRESS RELEASE - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that drinking water diversions and downstream releases from Cannonsville Reservoir will be reduced to normal levels beginning Sunday due to repair work that has successfully halted the turbid discharge below Cannonsville Dam. Read more
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Operations to halt the turbid flow below New York City’s Cannonsville Dam are proceeding faster than originally envisioned, according to Adam Bosch, director of public affairs at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP). As of Monday, engineers working on the project believed that it might only take three or four relief wells to halt the turbid flow, instead of the eight originally projected, meaning that stage one of the repair plan could be complete as early as sometime this week. Read more
Old-fashioned fun, old-fashioned prices at Grahamsville Fairgrounds, 10am-5pm. Annual fundraiser for the Time and the Valleys Museum. Miller's chicken BBQ ($11 adults/$7 kids, 2-5pm), pie auction, games of skill and chance for kids and adults, vendors, crafters and more. Visit www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.
An opening reception with refreshments for the Studio Monday Art Group at the Daniel Pierce Library, 328 Main Street, 2-4pm. The show and sale will remain on display in the lower level throughout the year. The Studio Monday Art Group meets weekly at the library on Mondays from 9:30am-12:30pm. 845/985-7233.
The Time and the Valleys Museum’s annual fundraising chicken BBQ at the Grahamsville Fairgrounds during the Old Time Fair, 2-5pm. Miller’s chicken, macaroni salad, three bean salad, corn on the cob and dessert. Eat in or take out. Cost: $11 adults, $7 children under 8 years old.
Maple Weekend Tour at the Catskill Mountain Sugar House from 2-3:30pm. The tour will be followed by a short hike or snowshoe, depending on conditions, around the mountaintop farm. Reservations: 845/439-5507 or email email@example.com.
Sullivan County Audubon Society Field Trip for ducks and other waterfowl, led by Ruth McKeon and Valerie Freer. Meet at 9am at the traffic light in Grahamsville (intersection of Routes 55 and 42), and carpool to spot and return about 11am. Free. All ages welcome. 845/434-4629.