Datebook – Events Calendar


Updated Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 8:15 PM


Attention local organizations and nonprofits in the WRIP listening area.

If you would like to have your nonprofit and charity fundraiser events added to the WRIP online datebook, Facebook page, and announced on the air, please send the information to WRIP979@gmail.com at least 3 weeks prior to the event to allow us time to sufficiently promote it. Information may also be mailed to WRIP, PO Box 979, Windham, NY 12496, dropped off at our studio at 134 South Street in Windham, or faxed to (518) 734-9147. Please remember to include ALL of the following information:

WHO is sponsoring the event and who benefits from ticket sales? (Name of your organization.)

WHAT is the event? (Breakfast, lunch or dinner? Tell us what’s on the menu.)

WHEN is your event being held? (Day of the week, date and time.)

WHERE is it being held? (Name of building, street address and town.)

WHY is the event being held? (Is it a fundraiser?)

HOW MUCH is admission? (Prices for adults, children, seniors, members, donation, free-will offering, or free.)

Please include a contact number with area code, website and/or email address, and any other pertinent details. Make sure your website link works. Don’t make visitors click on half a dozen links before they can get to the information about your event.

Submissions are welcome from area not-for-profit organizations, civic groups, local police, fire and rescue squads, and all local churches. If you can hear us, we want to publicize your events.

PLEASE NOTE: Organizations that seek our free publicity in the Datebook, but place paid advertising elsewhere, are asked to give equal consideration to WRIP. We will pull any public service announcement we see run as paid advertising elsewhere. Organizations with event marketing budgets are urged to contact us about extremely low-cost radio ads for your event(s).



Road Work

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.

  • Construction on State Route 23 in Prattsville, west of County Route 2, will be ongoing through Tuesday, October 31. Alternate lanes will be closed from 7 AM until 5:30 PM.
  • Traffic on Route 23A, between Haines Falls and Palenville, will be reduced to a single, alternating lane controlled by traffic signals. Work is expected to be completed by August. No full road closures are anticipated during this project.
  • The Delaware County Department of Public Works will begin oil & stone operations in the northern portion of Delaware County on Monday July 10. The work will begin on County Route 41 and then move to County Routes 8, 36, 37, 3, and 6; BWS Roads 4 and 7; and County Route 18. Work will then move south to County Routes 17, 67, 20, and 27N, and finish on County Route 22. It is expected to take approximately 3 weeks weather depending. The traveling public should use extreme caution during this time and should expect significant delays during work periods. Suggested reduced speed limits will be posted for the roads as the process will create loose stones that can be thrown and cause damage at normal speeds. We would ask that the traveling public please slow down and respect our workers and other drivers during construction.


Golf Tournaments

Friday 7/21

  • The Knights of the Road will hold their annual Mountain Top Little League golf tournament at the Windham Country Club on Friday, July 21. Registration begins at 9 AM, shotgun start at 10. The day includes a continental breakfast, lunch on the course, and dinner at Mulligan’s. There will also be a 50/50, raffle, and course prizes. Cost is $100 per player. Call (518) 734-9910 to sign up. Proceeds benefit the Mountain Top Little League.

Sunday 7/23

  • The Town of Cairo Police Department will hold its annual DARE golf scramble at Blackhead Mountain Lodge and Country Club, 64 Crow’s Nest Road in Round Top on Sunday, July 23 from 12-6 PM. Cost is $85 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, hot dogs at the turn, dinner and prizes. Call (518) 622-3157 to reserve your foursome.

  • The summer reading program for children in grades K-4 at the Windham Public Library has begun. To register your child for this year’s program, Build a Better World, stop by the library. Each child will receive their own reading packet, a free book, and a free ice cream coupon valid at any participating Stewarts Shop. Registration is ongoing for this age group.
  • The summer reading program for adults and young adults in grades 5-12 at the Windham Public Library has begun. Young adults have the opportunity to win $50, and adults will win a $50 coupon to a restaurant of their choice. The library is open Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 10 AM until 5 PM; Thursday from 10 AM until 8 PM; and Saturday from 10 AM until 1 PM.

Through Thursday 7/27

  • Build a Better World, the summer reading program for students in grades 1-7 is taking place at the Roxbury Library, 53742 State Highway 30 in Roxbury on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Thursday, July 27. Call (607) 326-4957 to register.

Through Friday 8/4

  • Free breakfast and lunch, for anyone under the age of 18, is available in the Hunter-Tannersville Elementary School cafeteria, 7794 Main Street in Hunter on weekdays through Friday, August 4. Breakfast will be available from 8-10 AM, and lunch from 11 AM until 1 PM. Adults can purchase meals. Eat in only, take-outs are not an option.

Friday-Sunday 7/21-7/23

  • The Rhinebeck Theatre Society’s staged reading of Michael Frayn’s play, Copenhagen, will be presented at the Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22 at 7:30 PM; and Sunday, July 23 at 2 PM. Visit http://CopenhagenCatskill.BrownPaperTickets.com/ for tickets.

Friday 7/21

  • The Knights of the Road will hold their annual Mountain Top Little League golf tournament at the Windham Country Club on Friday, July 21. Registration begins at 9 AM, shotgun start at 10. The day includes a continental breakfast, lunch on the course, and dinner at Mulligan’s. There will also be a 50/50, raffle, and course prizes. Cost is $100 per player. Call (518) 734-9910 to sign up. Proceeds benefit the Mountain Top Little League.
  • The Windham Public Library is offering a special program on Friday, July 21 at 1 PM. Crazy Christine will hold a balloon workshop for ages 7 and up. Participants will learn how to make balloon sculptures. Workshop space is limited. Please call (518) 734-4405 to register.
  • The 5th annual ice cream social and Christmas in July will be held at the East Jewett United Methodist Church, Route 23C in East Jewett on Friday, July 21 from 3-7 PM. There will be a make your own sundae bar, Santa lunch of hot dogs and chips, a bake sale of homemade pies, and a freewill offering spaghetti dinner at 5:30.
  • The Magic of Mahalia, a pre-performance artist talk with Brianna Thomas, will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday, July 21 at 6 PM. Admission is free.
  • The Magic of Mahalia, featuring the Brianna Thomas Quintet, will be performed at the Hathaway House, 791 County Route 25 in Tannersville on Friday, July 21 at 8 PM. Admission is $25, free for those under 18. Visit http://www.23Arts.org for tickets.
  • The Greene County Cruisers will hold a cruise night in the Walmart parking lot, West Bridge Street in Catskill on Friday, July 21 from 5-9 PM. They will be taking donations for the Farrell children, who are fighting a lung disease.
  • The Machine will perform a Pink Floyd tribute at Riverside Park in Athens on Friday, July 21 at 7 PM. Admission is free.
  • Cornell Hook & Ladder Fire Company will be selling pizzas at the New Baltimore Firehouse, 77 Gill Road in New Baltimore on Friday, July 21 from 4-7 PM. A 16" plain cheese pie is $10. Toppings are $1 each and include extra cheese, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, peppers, onions, jalapeños, and black olives. White broccoli will also be available. The specialty will be buffalo chicken for $12. Call (518) 756-8222 after 3:30 PM to place your order.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, July 21 from 1:30-6:30 PM at Mountainside Residential Care Center, 42158 State Highway 28 in Margaretville.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on summer foraging at the Extension Education Center, 279 Route 66 in Hudson on Saturday, July 22 from 1-4 PM. Cost is $25 per person. Registration deadline is Friday, July 21. Call (518) 622-9820 ext. 0 or register online. https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=Summerforaging2017_210
  • The Oldies Show will play 50s, 60s and 70s rock at the Greenport Town Park, 413 Joslen Boulevard in Hudson on Friday, July 21 at 7 PM. Food will be available and admission is free.

Saturday & Sunday 7/22 & 7/23

  • The Mountain Brauhaus Festival will be held at 430 Winter Clove Road in Round Top on Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23. Spitze!, The Adlers Band, The Mountain Brauhaus Band, The Mountain Xpress, Bud and Linda Gramer, and The Cabaret Duo will perform. There will also be beer stein holding and keg rolling contests, and a petting zoo. Call (800) 999-7376 for more information.

Saturday 7/22

  • When You Wish Upon a Star: The Songs of Disney will be performed by The Ladybugs at the Windham Civic Centre in Windham on Saturday, July 22 at 8 PM. Admission is $25, $22 for seniors, and free for those under 18. Visit http://www.23Arts.org/Windham-Events/ for tickets.
  • The Windham Arts Alliance’s summer art show at the Windham Civic Center will be open during the 23Arts Windham Summer Music Festival on Saturday, July 22.
  • The 8th annual Thunder in the Mountains car show will be held on the Lexington municipal building grounds, 3542 Route 42 in Lexington on Saturday, July 22 from 9 AM until 3 PM. There will be food and beverages, trophies, a 50/50 raffle, a Chinese auction, and music by DJ Mike Barcone. All proceeds benefit the West Kill-Lexington Community Improvement Association.
  • Storytime will be held at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville on Saturday, July 22 at 10:30 AM. Maureen Garcia will read nature inspired books and create a one-of-a-kind craft, themed to the stories read that day. In case of inclement weather this program will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville. Admission is free.
  • An opening reception for DEFY: The Women’s March on Washington, an exhibit of photographs by Margaret Uhalde, will be held at the Kaaterskill Fine Arts & Crafts Gallery, 7950 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, July 22 from 1-3 PM. In addition to large pieces for sale, the exhibit will feature a wall of small photos that gallery-goers may take with them in exchange for a donation to the Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter. The exhibit will be on display through Sunday, September 10.
  • Local children who participated in the National Dance Institute’s summer residency will perform at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, July 22 at 7 PM. Tickets are $12. Visit https://www.CatskillMtn.org/ or call (518) 263-2063 to purchase tickets.
  • A chicken barbecue and pork roast will be held at the Rip Van Winkle Rod & Gun Club, Mountain House Road in Palenville on Saturday, July 22 from 1-5 PM. Call (518) 678-9356 for reservations.
  • A farmers’ market will be held, rain or shine, at the Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street in Jefferson on Saturday, July 22 from 9 AM until noon. Most vendors participate in WIC.
  • The Gilboa-Conesville Central School alumni banquet will be held at the school on Wyckoff Road in Gilboa on Saturday, July 22 at noon. All alumni are invited to attend. The theme for the event is “Thanks for the Memories” and a written memory about a special or fun time during their school years will be read. Call (518) 827-6390 or email Pickee@midtel.net to make your reservation.
  • On Saturday, July 22 the Stamford Fire Department will be barbecuing chicken and ribs for the Catskill Scenic Trail half marathon in the morning. Food should be ready around 11 AM. Come to Archibald Field, Route 10 in Stamford for the annual fireworks display at dusk. Bring a blanket and chair. Admission is free. (Rain date is Saturday, August 5.)
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, July 22 from 7:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the Rensselaerville Volunteer Ambulance, 380 Fox Creek Road in Medusa.
  • The 13th annual Columbia Greene Humane Society/SPCA’s summer paw picnic will be held at the Waldorf Thoroughbred Farm, 89 Waldorf Road in North Chatham on Saturday, July 22 from 12-4:30 PM. The day includes barn tours, hayrides, a wildlife presentation, silent auction, children’s activities, and a concert by Sawyer Fredericks, winner of season 8 of The Voice. Tickets are $70 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Call (518) 828-6044 or visit https://cghs.org/ for tickets.

Sunday 7/23

  • Six Strings, Six Stories, featuring Alex Wintz, Gabe Schnider and Martina DaSilva, will be performed at All Souls Church at the junction of County Routes 25 and 23C in Tannersville on Sunday, July 23 at 11:30 AM. Admission is free.
  • Gilboa-Conesville Central School Class of 1957 will celebrate its 60th reunion at Fresh from the Oven, Main Street in Prattsville on Sunday, July 23 at noon. Alumni from the Class of 1958 will be joining them. Call (518) 827-6390 or email Pickee@midtel.net to make your reservation.
  • The Town of Cairo Police Department will hold its annual DARE golf scramble at Blackhead Mountain Lodge and Country Club, 64 Crow’s Nest Road in Round Top on Sunday, July 23 from 12-6 PM. Cost is $85 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, hot dogs at the turn, dinner and prizes. Call (518) 622-3157 to reserve your foursome.
  • A 5K run/walk to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will be held at the Mountain Brauhaus, 430 Winter Clove Road in Round Top on Sunday, July 23. Race day registration begins at 7:30 AM, the race at 9. Music and entertainment at the Mountain Brauhaus Festival after the race.
  • A 5K fun run will be held at the Mountain Brauhaus, 430 Winter Clove Road in Round Top on Sunday, July 30 to benefit the Hudson Valley Hero Project, which supports local veterans and military communities by providing college scholarships, PTSD therapy, benevolent and financial assistance, and deployment packages. Race day registration begins at 7:30 AM, and the run at 9. The entry fee is $30, $35 the day of the race. To register online visit https://www.RunReg.com/Heroes-Run on or before Sunday, July 23 at 5 PM. Music and entertainment at the German Festival after the race.

Monday 7/24

  • The Columbia County Honor a Veteran Committee will honor Joseph LaPorta of Copake at the Columbia County Office Building, 401 State Street in Hudson on Monday, July 24 at 9 AM. The public is welcome to attend.

Monday-Saturday 7/24-8/5

  • The annual free Hunter stone carving seminar will be held in the sculpture park next to the Hunter Town Hall, Route 23A in Tannersville from Monday, July 5 through Saturday, August 5. All classes are supervised by noted local stone sculptor Kevin Van Hentenryck. Participants must supply their own safety equipment including disposable masks, safety glasses, ear plugs / hearing protection, and work gloves. Work clothes are also recommended. Come for a day or attend the entire session. Call (518) 989-6356 or email KevinVanHentenryck@gmail.com for more information. After July 24 call (845) 579-6660.

Tuesday 7/25

  • Cairo Rotary is sponsoring a bus trip to Saratoga casino on Tuesday, July 25. The bus leaves Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo at 8:30 AM and Thruway Exit 21 in Catskill at 8:45. Cost is $25 per person, which includes $10 in free play and $6 meal ticket. Call (518) 622-8426 to reserve your seat.
  • Game Theory Made Easy, a presentation and slide show by author Lewis Harrison, will be given the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Tuesday, July 25 at 7 PM. Do you have challenges? Would you like to be more efficient, effective and productive? Would you like to remove unnecessary struggle from your life? If you love the movie A Beautiful Mind, as well as problem-solving TV shows like MacGyver, House M.D., and The Mentalist, then you’ll love this program.

Wednesday 7/26

  • The Friends of the Cairo Public Library will hold a used book sale in the shed behind the library, Railroad Avenue in Cairo on Wednesday, July 19 from 8 AM until 2 PM.
  • The Coxsackie farmers’ market will be held at 1 Betke Boulevard in Coxsackie every Wednesday from 4-7 PM through August 2.
  • A classic car cruise-in will be held at the Medway-Grapeville Firehouse, 1352 County Route 51 in Hannacroix on Wednesday, July 26 from 5-8 PM. Trucks and bikes are also welcome.
  • A suffrage parade steps off down Main Street in Margaretville on Wednesday, July 26 at 7 PM and ends at the Open Eye Theater to meet the characters in the new musical, Seneca Falls, and to view a short film on suffrage martyr Inez Milholland.

Thursday-Sunday 7/27-7/30

  • The Greene County Youth Fair will be held at Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo Thursday-Sunday, July 27-30. Admission is free. WRIP will be broadcasting live on opening day. Visit http://www.TheGreeneCountyYouthFair.com/ for more information.

Thursday 7/27

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a women in business luncheon at Port of Call, 7 Main Street in Catskill on Thursday, July 27 from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM. Marcia White, former president and executive director of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, will be the guest speaker. $30 for members, $35 for non-members. RSVP by calling (518) 943-4222 or email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.
  • Danny V’s 52nd Street Band will perform a tribute to Billy Joel at the Heart of Catskill Association’s annual music in the park summer concert series at Dutchman’s Landing, Main Street in Catskill on Thursday, July 27 at 7 PM. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather the concert will be moved indoors to Historic Catskill Point.

Friday-Sunday 7/28-7/30

  • The 18th annual Northeast USA Vietnam Veteran’s Reunion Association will meet at 5143 Route 81, west of the junction of Routes 32 and 81 in Greenville from Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30. All veterans, especially those who served during the Vietnam conflict, are encouraged to attend. The weekend features a memorial service on Saturday at noon with guest speakers, a ceremony honoring the fallen, remembering the missing in action, and all prisoners of war. Afterward a free, all-you-can-eat buffet for all veterans, their families and guests. A representative from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington will be on hand to collect photos of those whose names are on the wall. Call (518) 966-5295 for more information.

Friday 7/28

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, July 28 from 2-6 PM at Sgt. James F. Carty, D.S.C. VFW Post 1545, 5565 Route 23 in Windham.
  • Wyld Blue will perform rock and blues at Tannersville Lake on Friday, July 28 at 6 PM. Admission is free.
  • Freebird, a pre-performance artist talk with Walking Distance, will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday, July 28 at 6 PM. Admission is free.
  • Yardbird to Freebird, featuring Walking Distance and Orrin Evans, will be performed at the Hathaway House, 791 County Route 25 in Tannersville on Friday, July 28 at 8 PM. Admission is $25, free for those under 18. Visit http://www.23Arts.org for tickets.
  • Joe Lewis Walker will perform at Riverside Park in Athens on Friday, July 28 at 7 PM. Admission is free.
  • The Peaceful Country Band will play country music at the Greenport Town Park, 413 Joslen Boulevard in Hudson on Friday, July 28 at 7 PM. Food will be available and admission is free.

Saturday & Sunday 7/29 & 7/30

  • The Mountain Brauhaus Festival will be held at 430 Winter Clove Road in Round Top on Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30. Die Schlauberger, The Alpine Squeeze, The Mountain Brauhaus Band, The Austrian Boys Band, Thunder Ridge, and The Cabaret Duo will perform. There will also be beer stein holding and keg rolling contests, and a petting zoo. Call (800) 999-7376 for more information.

Saturday 7/29

  • Beginning at the End: Late Works for Violin, Cello and Piano will be performed by Colin Jacobsen, Eric Jacobsen and Jonathan Yates at the Windham Civic Centre in Windham on Saturday, July 29 at 8 PM. Admission is $25, $22 for seniors, and free for those under 18. Visit http://www.23Arts.org/Windham-Events/ for tickets and more info.
  • The Windham Arts Alliance’s summer art show at the Windham Civic Center will be open during the 23Arts Windham Summer Music Festival on Saturday, July 29.
  • The Human Hands will perform a free blues concert at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville on Saturday, July 29 at 2 PM.
  • The Lexington farmers’ market will be held under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, Route 42 in Lexington on Saturday, July 29 from 10 AM until noon.
  • Sam Reider & The Human Hands with Phoebe Hunt will perform an outdoor concert of bluegrass, gypsy jazz and Americana at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville on Saturday, July 29 at 2 PM. Bring a chair and a blanket. Admission is free.
  • Pianist Shai Wosner will perform some of Franz Schubert’s last piano sonatas at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, July 29 at 8 PM. Visit https://www.CatskillMtn.org/ or call (518) 263-2063 for more information or to purchase tickets. https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?performance=311025
  • A baby back ribs barbecue dinner will be held at Kedemah Lodge, 523 Main Street in Cairo on Saturday, July 29 from 4-7 PM. Dinners are $15 and include ribs, potato salad, coleslaw, corn on the cob, roll, dessert, and iced tea or coffee. Eat in or take-out.
  • An evening of belly dance will be presented at the Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill on Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 PM. Visit http://BridgeStreetBellyDance.BrownPaperTickets.com/ for tickets.
  • A farmers’ market will be held, rain or shine, at the Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street in Jefferson on Saturday, July 29 from 9 AM until noon. Most vendors participate in WIC.
  • The 92nd annual Columbia County Volunteer Firefighters’ convention will be held in Stockport on Saturday, July 29. The parade steps off at 4 PM and can be seen anywhere along Route 9 from School Road to Masten Town Park. There will be music and food in the park afterward.

Sunday 7/30

  • A salad luncheon will be held at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church, 5296 Main Street in Windham on Sunday, July 30 at 12:30 PM. The afternoon starts with a water balloon toss with prizes, followed by a variety of summer salads. There’s no charge, just bring a friend and a smile. Sponsored by the Windham-Hensonville and Ashland United Methodist Churches.
  • The Human Hands will perform Americana Meets the American Songbook at the Haines Falls Methodist Church, 45 North Lake Road in Haines Falls on Sunday, July 30 at 11:30 AM. Admission is free.
  • A 5K fun run will be held at the Mountain Brauhaus, 430 Winter Clove Road in Round Top on Sunday, July 30 to benefit the Hudson Valley Hero Project, which supports local veterans and military communities by providing college scholarships, PTSD therapy, benevolent and financial assistance, and deployment packages. Race day registration begins at 7:30 AM, and the run at 9. The entry fee is $35 the day of the race. Music and entertainment at the German Festival after the race.
  • A free celebration of strings concert will be held at the Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street in Jefferson on Sunday, July 30 at 2 PM.

Monday 7/31

  • A benefit for Matt Martin, who was injured in a fall, will be held at Vesuvio Restaurant in Hensonville on Monday, July 31 starting at 5 PM. There will be a buffet and live music by the Chase Brothers and friends. Donations will be accepted at the door.
  • The Town of Hunter will hold a comprehensive plan public workshop at Hunter Elementary School on Monday, July 31 at 6:30 PM.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, July 31 from 2-7 PM at American Legion Post 291, 132 Maple Avenue in Greenville.

Tuesday 8/1

  • National Night Out, sponsored by the Reach Center, will be held at Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill on Tuesday, August 1 from 4-7 PM. There will be food, children’s activities, games, a carnival theme, and music by DJ Jack Bogarski.

Wednesday 8/2

  • The Friends of the Cairo Public Library will hold a used book sale in the shed behind the library, Railroad Avenue in Cairo on Wednesday, August 2 from 8 AM until 2 PM.
  • The Coxsackie farmers’ market will be held at 1 Betke Boulevard in Coxsackie every Wednesday from 4-7 PM through August 2.

Thursday 8/3

  • The Smart School’s Bond Act Hearing will take place during the HTC Board of Education meeting being held in the cafeteria at Hunter Elementary School on Thursday, August 3 at 6:30 PM.
  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a power networking lunch at Creekside Restaurant, 160 Main Street in Catskill on Thursday, August 3 at noon.
  • Joey Pucci & The American Longboards will perform rock and roll at the Heart of Catskill Association’s annual music in the park summer concert series at Dutchman’s Landing, Main Street in Catskill on Thursday, August 3 at 7 PM. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather the concert will be moved indoors to Historic Catskill Point.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, August 3 from 1-6 PM at the Hudson Elks Lodge No. 787, 201 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson.

Friday 8/4

  • Indigenous will perform at Riverside Park in Athens on Friday, August 4 at 7 PM. Admission is free.
  • Night Moves will play classic rock and roll at the Greenport Town Park, 413 Joslen Boulevard in Hudson on Friday, August 4 at 7 PM. Food will be available and admission is free.

Saturday & Sunday 8/5 & 8/6

  • The Eastern Star will hold its summer bazaar at the Masonic Temple, Main Street in Windham on Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6.

Saturday 8/5

  • The Windham Rotary Club will hold its 3rd annual Mountain Top Dog Day at C. D. Lane Park, County Route 56 in Maplecrest on Saturday, August 5 from 11 AM until 4 PM. Admission is $6 for dogs, free for spectators.
  • Storytime will be held at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville on Saturday, August 5 at 10:30 AM. Maureen Garcia will read nature inspired books and create a one-of-a-kind craft, themed to the stories read that day. In case of inclement weather this program will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville. Admission is free.
  • Hunter Fire Company No. 1 will hold a block party at the firehouse on Bridge Street in Hunter on Saturday, August 5 from 3-10 PM. The Fire Company will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages. There will be a great selection of desserts at the bake sale table, a dunking booth, games, a 50/50, and music by DJ Frankieoke from 3-6:30, and 90 Proof from 7-10. Volunteers are always welcome to help set up, break down or during the event, and to donate to the bake sale. Please call (518) 263-3974 if you would like to help out.
  • Five Easy Pieces (Or Not), featuring works by Dvorak, Schumann, Beach, Dohnanyi and Franck, a Manhattan in the Mountains faculty concert, will be performed at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, August 5 at 8 PM. Advance tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $7 for students; higher at the door. Visit https://www.CatskillMtn.org/ or call (518) 263-2063 to purchase tickets. https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?performance=311019
  • The Town of Lexington will hold a dance at the Community Hall in West Kill on Saturday, August 5 from 5-10 PM. Hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages will be provided by the town. Please bring a covered dish to share. There will be a Chinese auction at 5, line dancing lessons at 6, and dancing at 7. Music by Paul Slusar. Admission is free.
  • Cairo Hose Company’s 7th annual poker run will be held on Saturday, August 5. Sign-up at the Cairo firehouse at 10 AM, kickstands up at 11. $25 per person. Run ends at the Red Rooster Roadhouse in Cairo with food and entertainment. Call (518) 965-8867 to register.
  • Cultivate Catskill will sponsor a trunk sale in the parking lot at the corner of Bridge and Water Street in Catskill on Saturday, August 5 from 9 AM until 1 PM.
  • I Won’t Dance, a cabaret tribute to Fred Astaire, will be performed by Steve Ross at Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill on Saturday, August 5 at 8 PM. Visit http://BridgeSt.org/ for tickets and more information.
  • The 7th annual garage sale in Conesville and Gilboa will be held on Saturday, August 5. Residents are asked to call (607) 588-9003 or (607) 588-6359 to reserve their place on the map.
  • The 7th annual Mom McGrail 5K run/walk and Stamford block party on Main Street will be held on Saturday, August 5. Registration for the 5K begins at Stamford Central School, 1 River Street in Stamford at 8 AM. The block party runs from 5-10 PM. Music provided by Evvergreen, Becca Frame and the Tall Boys, and DJ Patrick Michael del Rosario. Visit http://www.MomMcGrail.org/ to register for the 5K.
  • A village-wide garage sale will be held in Medusa on Saturday, August 5 from 9 AM until 3 PM. Maps and refreshments will be available at the Medusa Church Hall, and the museum will also be open.
  • A farmers’ market will be held, rain or shine, at the Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street in Jefferson on Saturday, August 5 from 9 AM until noon. Most vendors participate in WIC.

Monday 8/7

  • The WAJPL Golden Agers picnic at C. D. Lane Park in Maplecrest will be held on Monday, August 7 from 12-4 PM. Please brings a covered dish or a donation. Call (518) 734-3804 to sign up.

Tuesday 8/8

  • A free rabies clinic for Columbia County residents will be held at the New Lebanon Town Garage, Route 22 in New Lebanon on Tuesday, August 8. Cats and ferrets from 4-5 PM, dogs from 5-6 PM. All dogs must be on a leash, cats and ferrets must be in carriers. Donations accepted.

Thursday 8/10

  • Tas Cru: All Star Park Band will perform blues at the Heart of Catskill Association’s annual music in the park summer concert series at Dutchman’s Landing, Main Street in Catskill on Thursday, August 10 at 7 PM. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather the concert will be moved indoors to Historic Catskill Point.

Friday 8/11

  • Lex Grey will perform rock and blues at Tannersville Lake on Friday, August 11 at 6 PM. Admission is free.
  • The Weight Band, featuring members of The Band, the Levon Helm Band, and the Rick Danko Group, will perform music of The Band at Riverside Park in Athens on Friday, August 11 at 7 PM. Admission is free.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties will hold its annual fundraiser dinner aboard the Marika yacht on Saturday, August 19 from 7-9 PM. Boarding begins at 6:30 PM at the port at Riverfront Park in Hudson. The cost of the Polynesian-inspired dinner is $80 per person, $150 per couple. Reservations are requested by Friday, August 11. Register online at http://CCEColumbiaGreene.org/ or call (518) 828-3346. The cruise is open to everyone.
  • Southbound will play country music and rock and roll at the Greenport Town Park, 413 Joslen Boulevard in Hudson on Friday, August 11 at 7 PM. Food will be available and admission is free.

Saturday & Sunday 8/12 & 8/13

  • The Patchworkers’ 44th annual quilt show will be held at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School, 5411 Main Street in Windham on Saturday, August 12 from 10 AM until 4 PM, and Sunday, August 13 from 11 AM until 3 PM. There will be show and sale quilts, special exhibits, the Patchworkers’ boutique, a notions table, dream baskets, a Chinese auction, quilt raffle, and refreshments. Winners need not be present. Admission is $3. Proceeds will benefit the Windham Ashland Ambulance Corp., mountain top food pantries, and other worthy causes.

Saturday-Tuesday 8/12-8/15

  • The annual Greek festival will be held, rain or shine, at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 4752 State Route 23 in Windham on Saturday, August 12 from noon until midnight; Sunday and Monday, August 13 and 14 from noon until 11 PM; and Tuesday, August 15 from noon until 5 PM. There will be lots of Greek food (souvlaki, gyros, loukoumades), pastries, live music, and vendors.

Saturday 8/12

  • The Windham Arts Alliance’s summer art show at the Windham Civic Center will be open during the 23Arts Windham Summer Music Festival on Saturday, August 12.
  • The Jewett Fire Department will hold a Brooks’ chicken barbecue on Saturday, August 12. Take-outs will be available at 4:30 PM, dinner will be served at 5.
  • The Lexington farmers’ market and Lexington United Methodist Women’s craft and bake sale will be held under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, Route 42 in Lexington on Saturday, August 12 from 10 AM until noon.
  • Storytime will be held at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville on Saturday, August 12 at 10:30 AM. Maureen Garcia will read nature inspired books and create a one-of-a-kind craft, themed to the stories read that day. In case of inclement weather this program will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville. Admission is free.
  • Manhattan in the Mountains’ faculty concert will be held at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, August 12 at 8 PM. Visit https://www.CatskillMtn.org/ or call (518) 263-2063 for more information or to purchase tickets.
  • American Legion Mohican Post 983 will hold their 4th annual chicken barbecue fundraiser for disabled veterans at Lynch’s Pot O’ Gold Restaurant and Campground, 373 Old Route 23 in Cairo on Saturday, August 12 starting at 1 PM. There will be a cash bar, 50/50, prizes, and music by Dusk ‘til Dawn, 317, and DJs. Advance tickets are $15, $20 at the door. Call (518) 755-5832 for tickets
  • A cruise night will be held at Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo on Saturday, August 12 starting at 4 PM. There will be nostalgic awards, a muffler rap contest, and music by DJ Big Mike. Admission is free.
  • Rocking acoustic duo Jersey Jason and Awesome Amy will present Jungle Gym Jam, featuring plenty of singing, dancing, puppets and interactivity for little people and their grown-ups to enjoy together, at the Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill on Saturday, August 12 at 2 PM. Visit http://BridgeSt.org for tickets and more information.
  • Musical trio The Hudson Dusters will perform at the Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Main Street in Catskill on Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 PM. Visit http://BridgeSt.org for tickets and more information.
  • The 1949 musical In the Good Old Summertime, starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson, will be shown at the Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Avenue in Hobart on Saturday, August 12 at 7 PM. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. A potluck supper will be held at 6. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service.
  • A village-wide yard sale will be held in Stamford on Saturday, August 12 from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Stamford Fire Department will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs.
  • A farmers’ market will be held, rain or shine, at the Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street in Jefferson on Saturday, August 12 from 9 AM until noon. Most vendors participate in WIC.

Sunday 8/13

  • The Hearts Content Ensemble will perform chamber music classics at the Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill on Sunday, August 13 at 2 PM. Visit http://BridgeSt.org for tickets and more information.
  • A free concert by the City of the Hills Sweet Adelines will be held at the Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street in Jefferson on Sunday, August 13 at 2 PM.

Wednesday 8/16

  • The Wheels of Time Car Club will hold a cruise in the country at GNH Lumber, Route 32 in Greenville on Wednesday, August 16 at 5 PM. All types of vehicles are welcome.
  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business after hours meeting at the Catskill Wheelhouse Cooperative School, 46 Anbach Lane in Catskill on Wednesday, August 16 from 5-7 PM.
  • The Bronck Museum in Coxsackie will present a program on early country taverns on Saturday, August 19 at 7 PM. Beer, cider and period tavern food will be served. Advance tickets are $25. Send a check payable to the Greene County Historical Society, PO Box 44, Coxsackie, NY 12051 before Wednesday, August 16.

Thursday 8/17

  • Thunder Ridge will perform country music at the Heart of Catskill Association’s annual music in the park summer concert series at Dutchman’s Landing, Main Street in Catskill on Thursday, August 17 at 7 PM. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair. There will also be fireworks courtesy of Sawyer Chevrolet. In case of inclement weather the concert will be moved indoors to Historic Catskill Point.

Friday 8/18

  • Spillway will perform country line dancing at Tannersville Lake on Friday, August 18 at 6 PM. Admission is free.
  • The Greene County Cruisers will hold a cruise night in the Walmart parking lot, West Bridge Street in Catskill on Friday, August 18 from 5-9 PM. They will be taking donations for the Farrell children, who are fighting a lung disease.
  • Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes will perform at Riverside Park in Athens on Friday, August 18 at 7 PM. Admission is free.
  • The staff of the Greene and Coxsackie correctional facilities will hold a family fun day on Plank Road, off Route 9W in Coxsackie on Friday, August 18 from 10 AM until 7 PM. The day includes a chicken barbecue dinner with sides, dessert and drink; free ice cream, car show, softball game, a bouncy house, and much more. Proceeds benefit the family of Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Haverly and one year old Clara Ray Morton. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children.
  • Jarrod will play classic rock and roll at the Greenport Town Park, 413 Joslen Boulevard in Hudson on Friday, August 18 at 7 PM. Food will be available and admission is free.

Saturday 8/19

  • Windham’s Relay for Life car show will be held, rain or shine, on the grounds around the Chicken Run Restaurant at the corner of Route 23 and South Street in Windham, on Saturday, August 19 from 10 AM until 3 PM. Admission is a $10 donation for participants, free for spectators. Crazy kart race $2 racing fee for every team of two. There will also be a $500 best of show prize. Bikes welcome.
  • A women’s expo will be held at St. Theresa’s Church, 5188 State Route 23 in Windham on Saturday, August 19 from 10 AM until 4 PM. The day will feature locally made items, cooking and gardening demonstrations, take an exercise class or get a massage, live music, food, health and wellness experts, and hands-on science, art and music demos for children. Admission by free-will donation. Proceeds benefit the Greene County domestic violence shelter.
  • The Windham Arts Alliance’s summer art show at the Windham Civic Center will be open during the 23Arts Windham Summer Music Festival on Saturday, August 19.
  • Allecazam Magic: The Magic of Allec Blanco will be performed at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, August 19 at 2 PM.
  • Stephen Clair and his band will perform at the Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill on Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 PM.
  • The Bronck Museum in Coxsackie will present a program on early country taverns on Saturday, August 19 at 7 PM. Beer, cider and period tavern food will be served. Admission is $30.
  • A farmers’ market will be held, rain or shine, at the Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street in Jefferson on Saturday, August 19 from 9 AM until noon. Most vendors participate in WIC.
  • The first Hudson SummerFest will be held at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson on Saturday, August 19 from 11 AM until 7PM. The day will feature music by NRBQ, Whole Wheat Horns, Black Mountain Symphony, The Fabulous Versatones, and more, a performance by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, food trucks, local artisans, and children’s activities. Festival proceeds benefit FarmOn! Foundation, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and the Hudson Area Library. Admission is $25 for adults, $13 for kids ages 7-17, free for kids 6 and under. Early bird tickets are $17.50 for adults and $10 for kids. Visit https://www.HudsonSummerFest.com/ for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sunday 8/20

  • A free concert by the Brass Ensemble will be held in the bandstand on the green, located across from the Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street in Jefferson on Sunday, August 20 at 2 PM.

Wednesday 8/23

  • A rabies clinic for Greene County cats, dogs and ferrets will be held at the Cairo Firehouse, Railroad Avenue in Cairo on Wednesday, August 23 from 6-8 PM. Please call ahead for ferrets (518) 719-3600. Please bring a record of your pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3-year certificate. If no record is shown, a 1-year vaccination will be given. Donations are highly encouraged.
  • A classic car cruise-in will be held at the Medway-Grapeville Firehouse, 1352 County Route 51 in Hannacroix on Wednesday, August 23 from 5-8 PM. Trucks and bikes are also welcome.

Thursday 8/24

  • Wyld Blu will be the opening act for singer and actor John Davidson at the Heart of Catskill Association’s annual music in the park summer concert series at Dutchman’s Landing, Main Street in Catskill on Thursday, August 24 at 7 PM. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather the concert will be moved indoors to Historic Catskill Point.

Friday 8/25

  • Highway to Hell, the ultimate AC/DC tribute band, will perform at Riverside Park in Athens on Friday, August 25 at 7 PM. Admission is free.
  • Thunder Ridge will play country music at the Greenport Town Park, 413 Joslen Boulevard in Hudson on Friday, August 25 at 7 PM. Food will be available and admission is free.

Saturday 8/26

  • The Lexington farmers’ market will be held under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, Route 42 in Lexington on Saturday, August 26 from 10 AM until noon.
  • The Bumper Jacksons will perform at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, August 26 at 8 PM. Visit https://www.CatskillMtn.org/ or call (518) 263-2063 for more information or to purchase tickets.
  • A farmers’ market will be held, rain or shine, at the Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street in Jefferson on Saturday, August 26 from 9 AM until noon. Most vendors participate in WIC.
  • The Great Catskill Mountain BBQ Fest, a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned professional barbeque competition and festival, will be held at Fleischmanns Park, Wagner Avenue in Fleischmanns on Saturday, August 26 from 11 AM until 7 PM. The day includes a professional competition, a barbecue competition for local volunteer fire companies, live music, craft beer, vendors, kid’s activities, trophies and cash prizes. WRIP will be broadcasting live. Admission is free. All proceeds will benefit the Fleischmanns Park Lighting Project. For competition rules and more information visit http://www.GreatCatskillMountainBBQFest.com/.
  • A block party will be held on State Street, between Front and Second Streets in Hudson on Saturday, August 26 from 12-5 PM. There will be food, music, T-shirts, bounce houses, and more. Rain date is Sunday, August 27. This is a free event. All are welcome.

Thursday 8/31

  • The Hot Rod Band will perform 50s-90s rock at the Heart of Catskill Association’s annual music in the park summer concert series at Dutchman’s Landing, Main Street in Catskill on Thursday, August 31 at 7 PM. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather the concert will be moved indoors to Historic Catskill Point.
Saturday 9/2

  • Cultivate Catskill will sponsor a trunk sale in the parking lot at the corner of Bridge and Water Street in Catskill on Saturday, September 2 from 9 AM until 1 PM.
  • A farmers’ market will be held, rain or shine, at the Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street in Jefferson on Saturday, September 2 from 9 AM until noon. Most vendors participate in WIC.

Tuesday 9/5

  • The Mountaintop Ecumenical Group will meet at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church in Windham on Tuesday, September 5 at 11 AM. A covered dish luncheon will follow.

Saturday 9/9

  • The Lexington farmers’ market will be held under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, Route 42 in Lexington on Saturday, September 9 from 10 AM until noon.
  • A free harvest square dance with Homespun Occasions will be held at the Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street in Jefferson on Saturday, September 9 at 7 PM.

Wednesday 9/13

  • A rabies clinic for Greene County cats, dogs and ferrets will be held at the Freehold Firehouse, Route 32 in Freehold on Wednesday, September 13 from 6-8 PM. Please call ahead for ferrets (518) 719-3600. Please bring a record of your pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3-year certificate. If no record is shown, a 1-year vaccination will be given. Donations are highly encouraged.

Friday 9/15

  • The Greene County Cruisers will hold a cruise night in the Walmart parking lot, West Bridge Street in Catskill on Friday, September 15 from 5-9 PM. They will be taking donations for the Farrell children, who are fighting a lung disease.

Wednesday 9/20

  • The Wheels of Time Car Club will hold a cruise in the country at GNH Lumber, Route 32 in Greenville on Wednesday, September 20 at 5 PM. All types of vehicles are welcome.

Saturday 9/23

  • The Lexington farmers’ market will be held under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, Route 42 in Lexington on Saturday, September 23 from 10 AM until noon.

Wednesday 9/27

  • A classic car cruise-in will be held at the Medway-Grapeville Firehouse, 1352 County Route 51 in Hannacroix on Wednesday, September 27 from 5-8 PM. Trucks and bikes are also welcome.

Saturday 9/30

  • The WAJ Alumni Association will hold its annual dinner at Acra Manor in Acra on Saturday, September 30.

Tuesday 10/3

  • The Mountaintop Ecumenical Group will meet at the East Jewett United Methodist Church in East Jewett on Tuesday, October 3 at 11 AM. A covered dish luncheon will follow.

Wednesday 10/4

  • A free rabies clinic for Columbia County residents will be held at the Claverack Town Park, 91 Church Street in Mellenville on Wednesday, October 4. Cats and ferrets from 4-5 PM, dogs from 5-6 PM. All dogs must be on a leash, cats and ferrets must be in carriers. Donations accepted.

Saturday & Sunday 10/7 & 10/8

  • Windham’s annual Autumn Affair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8.

Saturday 10/7

  • The Lexington farmers’ market will be held under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, Route 42 in Lexington on Saturday, October 7 from 10 AM until noon.

Saturday 10/21

  • The Lexington farmers’ market will be held under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, Route 42 in Lexington on Saturday, October 21 from 10 AM until noon.

Wednesday 10/25

  • A rabies clinic for Greene County cats, dogs and ferrets will be held at the Hensonville Firehouse, 432 Route 296 in Hensonville on Wednesday, October 25 from 6-8 PM. Please call ahead for ferrets (518) 719-3600. Please bring a record of your pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3-year certificate. If no record is shown, a 1-year vaccination will be given. Donations are highly encouraged.

Saturday 11/4

  • A free rabies clinic for Columbia County residents will be held at the Kinderhook Town Hall, 3211 Church Street in Valatie on Saturday, November 4. Cats and ferrets from 2-3 PM, dogs from 3-4 PM. All dogs must be on a leash, cats and ferrets must be in carriers. Donations accepted.

Wednesday 11/8

  • The Mountaintop Ecumenical Group will meet at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church in Windham on Wednesday, November 8 at 11 AM. A covered dish luncheon will follow.

Tuesday 12/5

  • The Mountaintop Ecumenical Group will meet at the Ashland United Methodist Community Church in Ashland on Tuesday, December 5 at 11 AM. A covered dish luncheon will follow.


New York 518 / 838 Area Code Overlay

What is the New York 518 / 838 area code overlay?
An overlay is the addition of another area code to the same geographic area as an existing area code. In New York, the 838 area code is being added to the area served by the 518 area code to ensure a continuing supply of phone numbers. You won’t have to change your existing area code or phone number. However, because more than one area code will now serve the same geographic area, it does require you to dial or enter the area code and the 7-digit number for all calls, including calls within the same area code.

Who’s affected by the New York 518 / 838 area code overlay?
Anyone who has a phone number with a 518 area code is affected, as well as anyone who receives a phone number from the 838 area code in the future. The 518 area code covers the northeast portion of New York. The 838 area code will cover the same geographic area as the 518 area code.
What’s the new calling procedure for customers with a 518 or 838 area code?
The new 838 area code is being added to the geographic area served by the 518 area code. Because more than one area code will serve the same geographic area, if you have a 518 or 838 phone number, you’ll need to enter the area code for all calls - including calls within the same area code. To complete local calls from a phone with a 518 or 838 area code, the new calling procedure requires you to enter the area code and 7-digit phone number.
When will the New York 518 / 838 area code overlay calling change begin?
  • Beginning March 18, 2017, if you have a 518 area code, you should start entering the area code for all calls. There will be a grace period, so if you forget and enter just 7 digits during the grace period, your call will still be completed.
  • Beginning August 19, 2017, if you have a 518 area code, the new calling procedure will be required for all calls. On or after this date, if you don’t use the new calling procedure, your call won’t be completed and a recording will instruct you to hang up and dial again.
  • Beginning September 19, 2017, new telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers with the 838 area code. If you have an 838 area code, you must enter the area code and 7-digit phone number on all calls or the call won’t be completed.
Will the New York 518 / 838 area code overlay affect my service?
No, the only change is entering the area code for all calls. Your current area code and phone number won’t change. The price of a call, your plan and coverage area, and other rates and services won’t change because of the overlay. All local calls will remain local, regardless of the number of digits entered.
What will I need to do to prepare for the New York 518 / 838 area code overlay?
In addition to entering the area code and phone number for all calls, you should also complete the following items:
  • Update any pre-programmed 7-digit phone numbers in your mobile device to include the area code, as well as any text or email alert services, and any call forwarding services.
  • Re-program all services and devices that use a 7-digit phone number to include the area code, including automatic dialing equipment. Some examples include:
  • Life safety systems and medical monitoring devices
  • Fire or burglar alarm and security systems
  • Security gates
  • Speed dialers
  • Call forwarding settings
  • Fax machines
  • Internet dial-up numbers
  • Voicemail services and similar functions
Check your websites, personal and business stationery, advertising materials, personal and business checks, contact information, personal or pet ID tags, and other such items to ensure the area code is included.
What will remain the same after the New York 518 / 838 area code overlay is implemented?
The following items will remain the same and won’t change:
  • Your phone number, including current area code
  • The price of a call, coverage area or other rates and services
  • Calls that are considered local now will remain local calls, regardless of the number of digits entered
  • 911 calls aren’t affected, only 3 digits are required
  • If 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 or 811 are currently available in your community, you’ll still be able to call them by entering just 3 digits
Where can I find more information about the New York 518 / 838 area code overlay?
If you have any questions about the 518 / 838 area code overlay, please contact us at (800) 922-0204. Visit the New York Public Service Commission site to learn more.