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
The Catskill Art Society will present a screening of the classic film “Chimes at Midnight” (1965), featuring a talkback with programmer and Executive Director Bradley Diuguid, at Laundry King, 65 Main St., 7:30pm. Part of the CAS Film Club series of screenings. Free, donations accepted at the door. 845/436-4227.
Catskill Art Society hosts “Artists Assembly,” a monthly gathering of area artists, 6-9pm. This is a unique opportunity to rendezvous with fellow artists, share the creative process and get feedback from like-minded people in a creative social setting. Free for CAS members, $5 for non-members. 845/436-4227.
Pork dinner at the Masonic Lodge, 94 Main St., 4:30-7pm. Adults: $10, child $6. Take outs available. Benefit: Sullivan-St. Tammany Chapter #298 Order of Eastern Star.
The Catskill Art Society and the Livingston Manor Free Library present author and photographer Marisa Scheinfeld with a reading and photo show from her book “The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland” at the Laundry King, an alternative exhibit space of the Catskill Art Society, at 65 Main St., 2pm.
Opening reception for "Birds at Home," an art exhibition exploring the relationship between people and birds, at Morgan Outdoors, 4-6pm. Group exhibit curated by Joanna Hartell and featuring multiple artists. On display until October 10. 845/439-5507.
The Catskill Art Society presents an exhibition curated by Robin Winters entitled “Adrenaline Honey,” featuring artwork by Marianna Rothen and Mike Osterhout, at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main St., 3-6pm. On display through October 10. Both artists and the curator have residences in the Catskills. www.catskillartsociety.org.
Penny Social at the Masonic Lodge, 94 Main St. Doors open at 5:30pm, calling 7pm. Donation $1. Refreshments. Benefit: Sullivan-St. Tammany Chapter #298 Order of Eastern Star.
Widely regarded as one of the finest professional choral ensembles in the USA, The Antioch Chamber Ensemble will perform at the Shandelee Music Festival’s Sunset Concert Series at 442 J. Young Rd., 8pm. Specialty dessert reception to follow. 845/439-3277.
For the second concert of its 23rd season, the Shandelee Music Festival will present the Canite Quartet performing the music of Giuseppe Verdi, Samuel Barber, Dmitri Shostakovich and Felix Mendelssohn, 8pm. The Sunset Concert Pavilion is at 442 J. Young Rd. Specialty dessert reception.