LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — More than one 100 friends and customers crammed into the Hamish & Henry Booksellers store in Livingston Manor on December 30, to share food, door prizes and to show appreciation for the independent bookstore that served the community for seven years.
Owners Sue Barnett and Jeff Christensen opened the store in July 2004 as a small renaissance was sweeping the hamlet and the county. “It’s been a great seven years,” Barnett said. Read more
Exhibit “Flux,” works by Claire Breidenback, Christopher Manning and Cathleen Parra, sponsored and presented by Catskill Art Society, CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street. 845/436-4227.
Guitarist Marc Sloan, percussionist Pablo Shine, and violinist Guy Thillet bring hot rhythms to the CAS Arts Center for an evening of music. Tickets $10, reservations recommended. Call 845/436-4227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catskill Brewery is holding a family-friendly opening celebration at its new craft brewery on Old Route 17. From 1-9 pm, the Halloween themed party will feature the brewery's "hard-working" fresh beer and other refreshments, live music with polka band Stanky and the Coal Miners as well as DJ, dancing and costume party at dark.
“The Snowflake Man” at the CAS Arts Center, 2-3pm. The Czech-style marionette show tells the true story of "Snowflake" Bentley, a self-educated farmer and scientist who attracted world attention by adapting a camera to a microscope, becoming the first person to capture a single snow crystal. Tickets $10, reservations recommended. 845/436-4227.
Trains on Main pulls into Livingston Manor for its 7th year. Grand opening party at the CAS Arts Center, 2-4pm. You can see the trains up close, talk to the model builders, listen to live music, and get your photo taken with Santa.
Election Day chicken & biscuit luncheon at the Masonic Lodge, 94 Main St., 11am-1:30pm. Donation: $7.50. Benefit: Sullivan-St. Tammany Chapter #298 Order of Eastern Star.
For one night only, the CAS Arts Center will be open late with free candy for trick-or-treaters and “CAS by Candlelight,” an eerie evening gallery walk, 6-8pm. “CAS by Candlelight” whisks visitors back in time to experience art with only candles for light, lending a spooky new perspective to the galleries.
The "River and Biota Exhibit," curated by Naomi Teppich, opening reception at the CAS Arts Center. Talks by the artists are at 2pm and the reception is from 3-5pm. The exhibit runs through November 16. Show features 18 artists. www.catskillartsociety.org.
Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony in the museum, 3pm. A special dinner will follow at 5:30pm in the Wulff Gallery. During the evening, John Waldron will receive the Lee Wulff Conservation Award. Members $50, non-members $65. 845/439-4810.