Datebook – Events Calendar


Updated Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:20 AM


Attention local organizations and nonprofits in the WRIP listening area.

The WRIP Datebook is compiled each weekend based on the information that has been received by noon on Saturday.

Please DO NOT wait until the week your event is scheduled to take place to submit your information.

Please DO NOT assume that someone else will send us the details.

Please proofread your submission to ensure that everything is correct and complete.

If you would like to have your nonprofit and charity fundraiser events added to the WRIP online datebook and announced on the air, please send the information to WRIP979@gmail.com at least 3 weeks prior to the event, and certainly no later than 1 week in advance, to allow us time to sufficiently promote it. Information may also be mailed to WRIP, PO Box 979, Windham, NY 12496, or dropped off at our studio at 134 South Street in Windham. 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? (Serving 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.

Flyers for your event may be posted on our Facebook page, however, the attachment should be sent as a JPEG or PNG image. Facebook does not accept PDF images and screenshots are often too blurry to read. Please proofread them carefully to ensure that dates, times, addresses and prices are correct, and that nothing has been misspelled.

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).



FARMERS’ MARKETS

Vendors will be wearing masks and gloves, and customers must do the same. Please limit shoppers to one per family, follow the market’s social distancing guidelines, adhere to each market’s safety protocols, bring your own bags, and leave your pets at home. Also note that public restrooms will not be available.

  • Windham Farmers’ Market in front of the Windham Local
    Main Street, Windham
    every Saturday, July 4 – October 10
    9 AM to 1 PM – please note new hours
    The Windham farmers’ market sells local homemade products including organic produce, baked goods, maple syrup and honey, as well as soaps and spices. Please wear masks and gloves. Each vendor will be wearing masks and gloves and will be the only ones to handle the products. There will be roped off areas to maintain proper distancing. Each item will be pre-packaged.
  • Fromer Market Gardens
    Main Street, Tannersville
    every Saturday, July 4 – October 10
    9 AM to 3 PM
  • Lexington Farmers’ Market
    pavilion next to the Municipal Building, Route 42, Lexington
    every other Saturday, July 4 – October 10
    10 AM to 1 PM
    (July 4 & 18; August 1, 15 & 29; September 12 & 26; October 10)
    Vendors will be wearing masks and gloves, and customers need to do the same. Vendors will place purchases in the bags you bring. Please leave your pets at home.
    Pre-order from Heather Ridge Farm by noon on Thursday for pickup on Saturday at https://www.Heather-Ridge-Farm.com/Lexington-Farmers-Market/, call (518) 239-6234 or email Carol@Heather-Ridge-Farm.com with your request.
  • Tri-County Farmers’ Market
    Gypsy’s Closet, 9488 Route 32, Freehold
    every Thursday, July 2 – September 24
    4-7 PM
  • Coxsackie Farmers’ Market
    1 Betke Boulevard, Coxsackie
    every Wednesday, July 1 – September 30
    4-7 PM, with 4-4:30 PM reserved for elderly and high-risk customers
    There will be no sit-down food, only to-go options, and no music, non-profit booths, nor educational events. Masks are required to enter the shopping space. Please make your trip to the market more about shopping than socializing, and only send one person per household. Follow the Coxsackie Farmers Market on Facebook for information on pre-ordering and a list of each week’s vendors.
    https://www.Facebook.com/CoxsackieFarmersMarket/
  • Jefferson Farmers’ Market
    Town Green, across Creamery Street from the Maple Museum, Jefferson
    every Saturday, July 4 – October 10
    9 AM until noon
    Vendors will be offering early produce, maple products, meat, eggs, baked goods, bread, cheese and more. Masks and gloves will be required, and vendors will place purchases in the bags you bring.


CLOSURES, CANCELLATIONS & POSTPONEMENTS

Events in bold type were added to the list since last week.

  • Mountain Top Little League is on hold. T-ball has been cancelled for this year.
  • The Kaaterskill Thrift Shop in Hunter will remain closed until further notice. They are unable to accept donations of goods at this time.
  • The Mountain Top Historical Society has cancelled its programs, hikes and events for 2020. Their campus will remain closed until the New York State DEC reopens the trails to Kaaterskill Falls.
  • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has temporarily closed public access to Kaaterskill Falls, the viewing platform, and connecting trails. The Kaaterskill Wild Forest will remain open to the public. DEC is also closing parking areas at Molly Smith, Laurel House Road, and Scutt Road to public use. All access trails leading to the falls will be closed. Roadside parking in these areas is prohibited. In addition, DEC is blocking roads leading to the North-South Lake Campground to encourage social distancing and reduce visitor density while providing access for hikers to visit trails that connect with the campground.
  • The Margaretville Fire Department’s annual Field Days that were scheduled for July have been cancelled.
  • The 4th of July parade in Flat Creek has been cancelled.
  • The Athens Street Festival scheduled for July 11 has been cancelled.
  • The Gilboa Museum Fest has been cancelled and the museum will be closed for tours for the rest of the season.
  • The 2020 summer program at Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts in Maplecrest has been cancelled. Call (518) 263-2010 with any questions.
  • The 2020 Sprouts summer program that was scheduled to take place at various venues throughout Greene County from July 6 through August 14 has been cancelled.
  • The 26th annual Catskills Irish Arts Week that was scheduled to take place from July 12-18 has been cancelled. In its place a virtual Taste of Catskills Irish Arts Week will be held online. Visit https://www.CatskillsIrishArtsWeek.com/ to register for classes in Irish language, music, history, song, dance, and art. Registration also includes presentations and concerts.
  • The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival that was scheduled for July 16-19 has been cancelled. Instead a virtual online event will be held the same weekend. Visit https://GreyFoxBluegrass.com/Festival/ for more information.
  • The Greene County Youth Fair that was scheduled to be held in July has been cancelled. Next year’s fair will be held from Thursday-Sunday, July 22-25, 2021.
  • The Athens 2020 summer concert series that was scheduled to run from July 17 through September 4, has been cancelled.
  • The Coxsackie Riverside Festival scheduled for August 3 has been cancelled.
  • The antique, craft and flea market, sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital, that was scheduled for August 8 has been cancelled.
  • The Women’s Expo that was scheduled to be held in Windham in August has been cancelled. This event will return in 2021.
  • The 2020 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair that was scheduled to be held in August has been cancelled.
  • The Altamont Fair that was scheduled to be held from August 18-23 has been cancelled.
  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament has been postponed until Friday, August 21.
  • The Fortnightly Club of Catskill’s Rip Van Winkle Wine, Brew and Beverage Festival has been postponed until Saturday, August 29.
  • Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson will tentatively hold in-person commencement ceremonies for 2020 graduates on Saturday, November 28 at 10 AM. https://www.sunycgcc.edu/student-life/about-graduation/
  • The New York Power Authority Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center in North Blenheim is closed until further notice.


JUNE

You can find press releases and documents in the “Files” and “Announcements” sections of the WRIP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/66208818746/

We all need to do our part during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are sick, not feeling well or currently under quarantine, please STAY HOME to help stop the spread and save lives. DO NOT visit public places. For anyone that has traveled to Greene County, if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in your home community you MUST immediately contact the Public Health Call Center at (518) 635-5165 to register your presence and comply with self-quarantine regulations during your stay. All persons in Greene County are reminded to adhere to Social Distancing standards whether or not they are symptomatic, tested, or recovered, until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation. Be safe, be well, and STAY HOME.

  • All individuals traveling to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut from listed states with significant community spread of COVID-19 are required to quarantine for a 14-day period upon arrival. The list of states, which will be updated as the data changes, includes anyone traveling from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington.

  • The Greene County Emergency Services Center has an abundance of safety supplies that are available to local businesses. Supplies include gloves, face shields and gallon jugs of hand sanitizer, as well as 100 digital thermometers available to businesses in the Personal Services sector. Greene County businesses can email their request to Emergency@GC911EOC.com. One processed, requested supplies can be picked up at GCESC, 25 Volunteer Drive in Cairo.

  • The deadline for the special enrollment period for health insurance has been extended until Wednesday, July 15th. New Yorkers who lost their health insurance this year can apply for a health plan through the NY State of Health Marketplace. https://NYStateOfHealth.NY.gov/

  • Everyone is encouraged to take ten minutes to fill out the 2020 U.S. Census online at https://My2020Census.gov/. The Census helps to determine where federal funds to improve our schools, roads and other public services will be directed, as well as our representation in Congress.

  • The number to call to file a complaint if a business is failing to protect its employees or customers by requiring that both groups wear face masks is (888) 364-3065 and press option 2.
  • Visit https://WeAreWindham2040.WordPress.com/ to fill out the Windham Comprehensive Plan survey. Please only complete this survey if you live or work in the town, own property or operate a business here, or are a frequent visitor.
  • Greene County call center for general information including testing (518) 635-5165
  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and New York State have each extended the April 15, 2020 tax filing deadline in response to COVID-19. The new deadline for filing your federal and state income taxes is July 15, 2020. The IRS has established a special webpage (https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus) with details and advice to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by COVID-19.
  • Greene County Tourism has launched the website com listing all restaurants throughout the county offering take-out, curbside and/or delivery options. If you want to add your restaurant or update your listing, please call (518) 819-9471 or email Tourism@DiscoverGreene.com and provide your days and hours of operation, the services you offer (take-out, delivery, curbside, breakfast, lunch and/or dinner), and a link to your menu or a PDF. https://www.GreatNorthernCatskills.com/dining/take-out-and-delivery
  • Greene County Transit is accepting “on-call” route service only. All appointments can be made by calling (518) 943-3625 Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM. If an appointment is needed on Monday, it must be made before 5 PM the Friday before. All requests for appointments must be along their published routes for pick up and drop off. Visit https://www.GreeneCountyTransit.com/ for more information.
  • New York State’s COVID-19 emotional support helpline at 1-844-863-9314 is a free service open 7 days a week from 8 AM until 10 PM.
  • WRIP has posted a document on our Facebook page listing churches that have moved their religious services to YouTube, other online venues or phone in options. Houses of worship are now allowed to open at 25% capacity and some offer drive-in options where you remain in your car and turn your radio on to listen to the service. Check your house of worship’s website or Facebook page for additional information.
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/wrip-979-fm-mountaintop-radio-from-windham-hunter-ny/religious-services/10159820280278747/
  • The Windham Town Hall is now open from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM.
  • The Windham Town Court will be suspended until further notice.
  • A free Wi-Fi hot spot has been set up at the entrance to C. D. Lane Park in Maplecrest for those who need internet access to do school work or work remotely. Users should park in the designated area. The pavilion area is still closed at this time.
  • The Town of Ashland is offering to deliver grocery items and needed supplies, including prescriptions from the Windham Pharmacy, to the elderly in our community. Please call the Ashland Town Hall anytime at (518) 734-3636. Leave a message with your name and phone number if there’s no answer, and your call will be returned during 9 AM to 5 PM office hours.
  • Jewett Town Court remains closed. Call (518) 263-4646 for more information.
  • The Town of Jewett offices are open to the public with limited access by appointment only. Walk-ins are not permitted. Please call (518) 263-4646 to schedule an appointment with your respective department. Residents are encouraged to conduct business over the phone or through email when possible.
  • The Town of Hunter Town Hall is now open, but you are asked to do whatever business you can via phone, email or through the mail. The number to call is (518) 589-6151. Department extensions are as follows:
    Supervisor’s Secretary – 300
    Court / Tickets – 306
    Building Inspector / Code Officer – 307
    Planning Board – 308
    Assessor – 309
    Highway Department – 310
    Town Clerk / Tax Collector – 311
    Supervisor – 312
  • If you need food during this difficult time, stop by the Tannersville Food Pantry, 1 Park Lane, behind the firehouse, on Wednesdays from 1-3 PM and/or Saturdays from 11 AM until 1 PM. You can also call (518) 589-5942 and leave a message to arrange for delivery.
  • A COVID-19 stress management support group with Mel Bennett, a cognitive-behavioral therapist, will be held on Fridays from 11 AM until 12:15 PM. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, depressed, stressed and/or just anxious about all of this quarantining and physical distancing, please email DirectorMtTopLib@gmail.com or call (518) 819-9499 for details and to sign up.
  • Prattsville residents who are in need of essentials such as food, water and prescriptions, are asked to call Crystal at (518) 291-3557 for assistance.
  • Prattsville town offices are closed, but residents can contact officials either by phone or email.
    Office of Supervisor, Bookkeeper and general questions – (607) 435-5166 or BchaseTownOfPrattsville@gmail.com
    Town Clerk – PrattClerk@gmail.com
    Highway – (518) 299-3394
    Tax Collector – (518) 299-3542 or PrattsvilleTaxCollector@gmail.com
    Assessor – PrattsvilleAssessor@gmail.com
    Code Enforcement – PrattsCodeOfficer@gmail.com
    Cemetery – (814) 558-1774 or Chitester@gmail.com
  • Town of Lexington residents should contact Peggy Rappleyea at (518) 989-6491 or Charlotte Jaeger, Town Clerk at (518) 989-6476 ext. 101 if you or someone you know needs assistance. Your Town officials recognize that people may be in need of help getting medication, medical supplies, groceries, etc.
  • Margaretville Telephone Company, along with Municipal Officials, have dedicated the Pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, located at 3542 Route 42 in Lexington, as a Wi-Fi hot spot. Please respect the social distancing recommendations.
  • The Grow it Forward Greenhouse Project is selling locally grown, pesticide-free microgreens at 5806 Route 23 in Acra on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-4 PM. Visit https://GrowItForwardGreenhouse.org or call (518) 622-5555 or (518) 943-9205 to place your order for curbside pick up. Sales provide Community Action of Greene County with much needed discretionary funds to assist with various programs, emergency services, and advocacy, helping low income and other vulnerable individuals.
  • The Village of Catskill Local Development Corporation has set up the website https://www.WelcomeToCatskill.com/ where you can purchase $20 gift certificates to Catskill area businesses to use now for delivery, pick up and online purchases, or for in-store purchases when they reopen. 100% of the proceeds will go to the designated recipients. No fees or expenses will be deducted from your purchase.
  • All Senior Citizen Centers operated by Greene County are closed until further notice. The Meals on Wheels program will continue to operate uninterrupted. All Senior Nutrition Sites will be offering TAKE-OUT meals only for anyone over the age of 60. You must call your local center 24 hours in advance if you would like a take-out meal.
    Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second Street, Athens, (518) 945-2700
    Acra Senior Service Center
    , Acra Community Center, Old Route 23, Cairo (518) 622-9898
    Catskill Senior Nutrition Site
    , Robert C. Antonelli Senior Center, 15 Academy Street, Catskill (518) 943-1343
    Coxsackie Senior Nutrition Site
    , Town of Coxsackie Senior Center, 127 Mansion Street, Coxsackie (518) 731-8901
    Jewett Senior Service Center
    , Town of Jewett Municipal Building, 3547 Route 23C, Jewett (518) 263-4392
  • The DMV office in Catskill is now open by appointment only. Please call (518) 719-3279 to make an appointment. They will continue to accept DMV mail/transactions and dealer work at the front door drop box.
  • The Greene County Clerk’s Office in Catskill is now open by appointment only, as is access to the record room. Please call (518) 719-3255 to make an appointment. They will continue to accept mail/transactions and work at the front door drop box. The Clerk of Greene County is responsible for the recording, filing, storage and upkeep of a variety of documents including deeds, mortgages, criminal records, and all court records for the Supreme Court and County Court.
  • The Town of New Baltimore declared a State of Emergency on Monday, June 8 for those who live or work in the town’s Water District #2. This emergency is due to a water main break. Email Clerk@TownOfNewBaltimore.org or call (518) 756-6671 ext. 7 with any questions. The State of Emergency will remain in effect for 30 days or until rescinded by subsequent order.
  • The Stamford Food Pantry, which operates out of the Sacred Heart Parish Hall across from the church on Harper Street in Stamford, is open every other Thursday from 10-11 AM. The dates are July 2, 16 and 30.
  • The Community Pantry, 42838 Route 28 in Margaretville is now open on Mondays from 10 AM until noon, and Fridays from 4-6 PM. Recipients will be welcomed into the pantry one at a time and must wear a mask while in the pantry. Masks will be provided to those who do not have their own. Homebound recipients will have food delivered to them once a month. Call (845) 586-2233 with any questions.
  • Residents of the FASNY Firemen’s Home would appreciate receiving cards or pictures as they have been restricted to the home for several weeks, have not been allowed to have visitors, and these gifts would brighten their day. This would be an excellent arts and crafts project for homeschoolers. The address is The FASNY Firemen’s Home, 125 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534, Attention: Matthew Plew.
  • Due to space limitations at the pet food bank, the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA as requested that monetary donations be mailed to CGHS/SPCA, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534 or through their website, https://cghs.org/ so that they may purchase food as needed.

Monday 6/29

  • The Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville will begin curbside service on Monday, June 29. Pick up times will be Monday-Saturday from 12-4 PM. Place your order as you normally would from their catalog, or email your request to TanMtTopLib@aol.com, or call (518) 589-5707. There will be a limit of 10 items per library card. Pick up times will be at 15 minute intervals. Your items will be left on a table outside the library.
  • Beginning Monday, June 29, Community Action of Greene County’s office, 7856 Route 9W in Catskill will be open Monday-Friday from 8 AM until 4 PM, closed from 12-1 for lunch. The office will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. The food pantry will be available during those hours. For information on the mobile pantry or any other services, please call (518) 943-9205. For domestic violence services please call the 24 hour hotline (518) 943-9211. Please wear a mask and maintain proper social distancing.

Tuesday 6/30

  • The Columbia County Department of Health will hold a walk-up COVID-19 testing clinic on the sidewalk in front of John L. Edwards Elementary School, 360 State Street in Hudson on Tuesday, June 30 from 9-11 AM. Pre-registration is not Please bring a form of photo identification. Masks are required for entry. A limit of 50 tests will be conducted, so you are advised to arrive early. These nasal swab tests are most useful in detecting the virus in actively sick people. It is strongly recommended that anyone experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, trouble breathing, loss of taste or smell, or any symptoms consistent with CDC guidelines be tested.


JULY

Wednesday 7/1

  • The Capital Region, which includes Greene and Columbia counties, remains on schedule for a Phase 4 reopening on Wednesday, July 1. The Governor’s office has released new guidance for higher education, low-risk indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment, and media production. Visit https://GreeneCountyEDC.com/resources-for-businesses-in-response-to-covid-19/reopening-guidelines/ for reopening guidelines.
  • The Hunter Transfer Station Reconstruction Project is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 1. Until further notice, we will require all construction and demolition debris be disposed at the Windham Transfer Station. The Hunter Transfer Station will continue to accept recycling, bagged garbage, and commercial MSW (municipal solid waste). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation as we work to improve services at the Hunter Transfer Station.

Saturday 7/4

  • The Town of Windham will hold its annual Independence Day parade and fireworks display on Saturday, July 4. The parade will step off at 7 PM. Floats will line up on South Street, facing Route 296, at approximately 6:15 PM. Fire organizations and apparatus will line up on Route 296 from Hensonville to Alpine Garden Village. The Windham Hose Company will direct the flow of parade traffic from the intersection of Route 296 and South Street. The parade route will proceed on Route 296, over the Brooklyn Bridge, turn west onto Route 23, continue through the center of town, and end by the Windham Hose Company firehouse. Parade spectators and participants are asked to wear face coverings that cover their nose and mouth, and to observe 6 feet of social distancing. Motorists will only be able to travel west on South Street and south on Route 296. Those approaching Windham from the east on Route 23 should seek alternate routes until the parade breaks up around 8:15 PM.
  • Fairy Crafts, a pre-recorded video, will be made available online on Saturday, July 4. Learn how to make a fairy garden with materials found in your own backyard. Watch it whenever you like. Go to https://www.MTArboretum.org/Events to access this video.
  • The Town of Cairo will hold a fireworks display in Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo on Saturday, July 4 at dusk.
  • The Margaretville Fire Department will hold a barbecue, chicken halves only, and fireworks display on Saturday, July 4. The barbecue will begin at noon and continue until sold out. There will be two pick-up stations, one at the Bridge Street parking lot across from Freshtown Marketplace and the other under the village pavilion. Members of the Fire Department will delineate parking space on the village park grounds and direct traffic to ensure proper social distancing between vehicles for the drive-in fireworks display that will begin around 9:15 PM. Please note that restroom facilities will not be available at the village park. Rain date is Sunday, July 5.
  • The Davenport, East Meredith and Pindars Corners Fire Departments will hold a fireworks display at Gerster Trucking, 12871 State Highway 23 in Davenport on Saturday, July 4. The fire departments will assist with parking on site and along Charlotte Creek and highpoint roads.

Sunday 7/5

  • Pastor Mike Servello, senior pastor of Redeemer Church, will be the guest speaker at Hope Restoration Church’s tent meeting that will be held behind the gazebo on the Windham Path, 117 Route 296 in Windham at 11 AM on Sunday, July 5, and every Sunday through August 23. Please bring and wear a mask and practice social distancing. The normal post-service fellowship will not take place.

Monday 7/6

  • The Windham Public Library will begin no contact, curbside pick-up on Monday, July 6. Call (518) 734-4405 Monday through Friday for more details.

Tuesday 7/7

  • The Columbia County Department of Health will hold a walk-up COVID-19 testing clinic on the sidewalk in front of John L. Edwards Elementary School, 360 State Street in Hudson on Tuesday, July 7 from 9-11 AM. Pre-registration is not Please bring a form of photo identification. Masks are required for entry. A limit of 50 tests will be conducted, so you are advised to arrive early. These nasal swab tests are most useful in detecting the virus in actively sick people. It is strongly recommended that anyone experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, trouble breathing, loss of taste or smell, or any symptoms consistent with CDC guidelines be tested.

Wednesdays 7/8-8/12

  • The summer food program at Hunter Elementary School will run from Wednesday, July 8 through Wednesday, August 12. Meals may be picked up at the school, 7794 Main Street in Hunter on Wednesdays only between 9 and 10 AM. This program will provide children, age 18 and younger, with a free breakfast and lunch for five days. This program is free to everyone. Pick up dates are July 8, 15, 22 and 29, and August 5 and 12. If you are interested in participating, please email DBrower@HTCSchools.org or call (518) 589-5400 ext. 1008 and leave your name and phone number.

Friday 7/10

  • The Town of Prattsville Republican Committee will hold a caucus on the Prattsville Town Green, 14517 Main Street in Prattsville on Friday, July 10 at 5 PM to nominate candidates for the November election and any other business that may properly come before this meeting.

Saturday 7/11

  • Story Time in the Shade, a pre-recorded video, will be made available online on Saturday, July 11. Watch it whenever you like. Go to https://www.MTArboretum.org/Events to access this video.

Sunday 7/12

  • Chuck Keiser, longtime resident of Greene County, will be the guest speaker at Hope Restoration Church’s tent meeting that will be held behind the gazebo on the Windham Path, 117 Route 296 in Windham at 11 AM on Sunday, July 12, and every Sunday through August 23. Please bring and wear a mask and practice social distancing. The normal post-service fellowship will not take place.
  • The 26th annual Catskills Irish Arts Week that was scheduled to take place from July 12-18 has been cancelled. In its place a virtual Taste of Catskills Irish Arts Week will be held online. Visit https://www.CatskillsIrishArtsWeek.com/ to register for classes in Irish language, music, history, song, dance, and art. Registration also includes presentations and concerts.
  • The Columbia County Department of Health will hold a drive through COVID-19 testing clinic at 325 Columbia Street in Hudson on Sunday, July 12 from 9 AM until noon. Pre-registration is required using this link https://forms.gle/93TB4ibcWFamZsUPA. Please bring a form of photo identification. Masks are required for entry. A limit of 100 tests will be conducted. These nasal swab tests are most useful in detecting the virus in actively sick people. It is strongly recommended that anyone experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, trouble breathing, loss of taste or smell, or any symptoms consistent with CDC guidelines be tested.

Monday 7/13

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, July 13 from 12-6 PM at the Catskill Elks Lodge Hall, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.
  • Tire Day for Gilboa residents will be held at the Town of Gilboa highway building on Monday, July 13 from 8 AM until noon. There is a limit of 20 tires maximum per household. No rims and only 2 tractor tires allowed. Please wear a mask while on site.

Thursday-Sunday 7/16-7/19

  • The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival that was scheduled for July 16-19 has been cancelled. Instead a virtual online event will be held the same weekend. Visit https://GreyFoxBluegrass.com/Festival/ for more information.

Friday 7/17

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, July 17 from 1:30-6:30 PM at the Margaretville Fire Department, 77 Church Street in Margaretville. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Saturday 7/18

  • Story Time in the Shade, a pre-recorded video, will be made available online on Saturday, July 18. Watch it whenever you like. Go to https://www.MTArboretum.org/Events to access this video.
  • The Fortnightly Club of Catskill’s 3rd annual fill the truck drive for the Greene County Humane Society/SPCA will be held at Anthony’s Banquet Hall, Route 23 near Exit 21 of the Thruway in Catskill on Saturday, July 18 from 9 AM until 1 PM. They are requesting donations of canned cat food, non-clumping cat litter, mini and small milk bone dog treats, animal toys, medium and large rubber gloves, paper towels, dish soap, bleach, laundry detergent, sponges with green scrub pads, newspapers, and postage stamps. Please call (518) 943-2044 or drop off your donations on the front porch of Anthony’s from July 15-17. Please remember when dropping off your donations, we request that masks be worn at all times.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, July 18 from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM at the Rensselaerville Public Safety Building, 380 Fox Creek Road in Medusa. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Saturday & Sunday 7/18 & 7/19

  • The 4th annual Mountain Brauhaus Festival will be held at the Crystal Brook Mountain Brauhaus, 403 Winter Clove Road in Round Top on Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19. There will be live music, dancers, vendors, and games. Admission is free.

Sunday 7/19

  • Pastor Rick Snowden, pastor of Community Life Church in Catskill, will be the guest speaker at Hope Restoration Church’s tent meeting that will be held behind the gazebo on the Windham Path, 117 Route 296 in Windham at 11 AM on Sunday, July 19, and every Sunday through August 23. Please bring and wear a mask and practice social distancing. The normal post-service fellowship will not take place.

Tuesday 7/21

  • The Columbia County Department of Health will hold a walk-up COVID-19 testing clinic on the sidewalk in front of John L. Edwards Elementary School, 360 State Street in Hudson on Tuesday, July 21 from 9-11 AM. Pre-registration is not Please bring a form of photo identification. Masks are required for entry. A limit of 50 tests will be conducted, so you are advised to arrive early. These nasal swab tests are most useful in detecting the virus in actively sick people. It is strongly recommended that anyone experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, trouble breathing, loss of taste or smell, or any symptoms consistent with CDC guidelines be tested.

Friday 7/24

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, July 24 from 2-6 PM at Sgt. James F. Carty, D.S.C. VFW Post 1545, 5565 State Route 23 in Windham. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Saturday & Sunday 7/25 & 7/26

  • The 4th annual Mountain Brauhaus Festival will be held at the Crystal Brook Mountain Brauhaus, 403 Winter Clove Road in Round Top on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26. There will be live music, dancers, vendors, and games. Admission is free.

Saturday 7/25

  • The Columbia County Department of Health will hold a rabies clinic at the Germantown Community Building, Palatine Park Road in Germantown on Saturday, July 25. Cats and ferrets will be seen from 1-2:30 PM, and dogs from 2:30-4 PM. Social distancing and masks will be required for owners. It may be warm, so bring water for your pets.

Sunday 7/26

  • Gene Caropreso, former Windham resident and 2001 graduate of Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School, will be the guest speaker at Hope Restoration Church’s tent meeting that will be held behind the gazebo on the Windham Path, 117 Route 296 in Windham at 11 AM on Sunday, July 26, and every Sunday through August 23. Please bring and wear a mask and practice social distancing. The normal post-service fellowship will not take place.

Tuesday 7/28

  • The Columbia County Department of Health will hold a walk-up COVID-19 testing clinic on the sidewalk in front of John L. Edwards Elementary School, 360 State Street in Hudson on Tuesday, July 28 from 9-11 AM. Pre-registration is not Please bring a form of photo identification. Masks are required for entry. A limit of 50 tests will be conducted, so you are advised to arrive early. These nasal swab tests are most useful in detecting the virus in actively sick people. It is strongly recommended that anyone experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, trouble breathing, loss of taste or smell, or any symptoms consistent with CDC guidelines be tested.

Thursday 7/30

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, July 30 from 2-7 PM at American Legion Post 291, 54 Maple Avenue in Greenville. To support social distancing, appointments to donate blood are now required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.