Datebook – Events Calendar


Updated Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 12:40 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, August 8 – 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, August 8– October 10
    9 AM to 3 PM
  • Lexington Farmers’ Market
    pavilion next to the Municipal Building, Route 42, Lexington
    every other Saturday, August 15 – October 10
    10 AM to 1 PM
    (August 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, August 13 – September 24
    4-7 PM
  • Coxsackie Farmers’ Market
    1 Betke Boulevard, Coxsackie
    every Wednesday, August 12 – 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, August 8– 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 Knights of the Road have cancelled this year’s Little League golf tournament.
  • The Kaaterskill Thrift Shop in Hunter will remain closed until further notice. They are unable to accept donations of goods at this time.
  • 23Arts has cancelled its 2020 summer music festival and 23Arts Initiative has decided to take an indefinite hiatus.
  • The Mountain Top Historical Society has cancelled its programs, hikes and events for 2020. Their parking areas are open, but check their website for updates. https://www.MTHS.org/ The Kaaterskill Rail Trail to the falls is open. A donation box is provided for voluntary donations to offset expenses incurred in providing access and parking.
  • Kaaterskill Falls is now open and can be accessed from the Laurel House Road and Scutt Road parking areas. The Molly Smith parking area and the Kaaterskill Falls Trail from Route 23A to the base of the lower falls will continue to remain closed for trail construction. Please recreate responsibly by following social distancing guidelines.
  • The Gilboa Museum Fest has been cancelled and the museum will be closed for tours for the rest of the season.
  • The 2020 Sprouts summer program that was scheduled to take place at various venues throughout Greene County through August 14 has been cancelled.
  • The Powell Store Thrift Shop, operated by the Asbury United Methodist Church in Greenville, will not reopen this year.
  • The 2020 New York State Fair and all county fairs across the state have been cancelled.
  • The Athens 2020 summer concert series that was scheduled to run through September 4, has been cancelled.
  • The annual Civil War Heritage Music Gathering and Encampment that was scheduled to be held in Windham in early August 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 annual nickel social held in August by the Kiskatom Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary has been cancelled.
  • The Senior Angels’ 5th annual community Thanksgiving Day dinner has been cancelled.
  • 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.


AUGUST

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.

  • 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, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, as well as Puerto Rico.
  • To all Visitors and Residents of the Town of Hunter,
    The recent issues relating to the Kaaterskill Clove demand immediate solutions as they risk the health and safety of our Town residents and visitors. At our recent public meeting we listened to many community members speak to the many negative impacts that are occurring and asking for our assistance. We also heard from several of our local first responders who are concerned that the traffic jams and parking will inhibit quick responses to emergency calls throughout the Clove which occur regularly.
    After consulting with many experts and partner agencies, the Town Board of Hunter have ordered that the following actions will be taken.
    Beginning on the weekend of August 8th, The Town of Hunter will be operating a Vehicle impound Lot located at 5748, Route 23A, Tannersville NY (Town Hall).
    • This impound lot will be in operation every weekend until the illegal parking is dramatically curtailed.
    • Any illegally parked vehicle will be ticketed and then towed to the Town Hall Impound Lot which will be manned by a Town of Hunter Police Officer until 9 pm.
    • A vehicle owner will only be able to retrieve their vehicle once they have paid the Towing Fee, and the Impound Fee in full, via credit card or cash.
    • Any vehicle not picked up by 9 pm will then be towed to the impound lot of the responding Tow operator and will incur additional fees.
    • The Town has authorized the purchase of equipment to enable our Town of Hunter Police officers to associate parking violations to a vehicle registration via the DMV. Town of Hunter Police officers will soon be able to generate and print parking violations that must be answered in Town Court for the owner to renew their vehicle registration. This will replace the hand-written system currently in use.
    Our intention on releasing this information at this time is so that it can be widely shared and disseminated, and so that all visitors to the Kaaterskill Clove will clearly understand the repercussions if they choose to ignore our warnings to abide by local ordinances.
    The Town Board of Hunter would like to thank our partners at NYS DEC, NYS DOT, New York State Police, Greene County Sheriff’s Office and of course our own Town of Hunter Police Department for all of the extra attention and manpower that continues to be devoted to these issues.
    We would also like to thank our Town Residents for their patience as we work on implementing all solutions that will be required to meet these complex challenges.
    Sincerely,
    The Town Board of Hunter
  • Over the next 5 weekends or more, the Mountain Top Historical Society needs volunteers from the region to help park cars on Saturdays and Sundays. The Mountain Top Historical Society has been hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic just like everyone else. We have had to cancel all our hikes and events for the season and as a result have been left with little opportunity, outside of memberships and sponsorships, to raise any money. We still have to pay to maintain our buildings, campus and the insurance too. On top of that we have repairs we must do this season on our 100 plus year old train station, especially a new roof. The tremendous influx of traffic coming to Kaaterskill Clove this year has given us an opportunity to regain some of that lost income by parking cars on weekends. We can ask visitors for a donation, but we are in serious need of volunteers to help us with this endeavor, as we are a small group. If you can help us by volunteering, please call Dede at (518) 589-4130, leave a message if she’s not home. Include your name, number and days you’re available.
    August 8 & 9
    August 15 & 16
    August 22 & 23
    August 29 & 30
    September 5, 6 & 7
  • The deadline for the special enrollment period for health insurance has been extended until Saturday, August 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. You are required by law to respond to the 2020 Census, yet the latest figures show that just 40% of Greene County residents have filled out the census, and only 16.3% of Windham’s residents have done so.
  • The Greene County Department of Human Services is desperately looking for volunteer drivers to assist homebound senior citizens by delivering meals and/or provide transportation to medical appointments. Call Ruth at (518) 719-3555 and let her know what days and hours you are available so they can create a schedule that fits you. Volunteers will receive mileage reimbursement.
  • New Yorkers are now allowed to visit nursing homes and long-term care facilities on a limited basis. Visits will be allowed at facilities that have been free of new COVID cases for at least 28 days. Only two people are allowed to visit each resident, and must undergo a temperature check, wear a mask, and social distance while visiting.
  • 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.
  • The Greene County call center for general information, including testing, is (518) 635-5165.
  • Greene County Tourism has launched the website TakeOutInGreene.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 50% 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/
  • St. Theresa’s in Windham will hold one weekend Mass on Saturdays at 5 PM. You must call (518) 734-3352 or email StcjWind@rcda.org to register. Attendance will be limited. Those who cannot be accommodated indoors can still attend by remaining in their car and tuning their radio to 90.5 FM. Communion will be distributed after Mass. Please see additional guidelines on their website. https://SaintTheresas.weebly.com/
  • The Windham Town Hall is now open from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM.
  • Effective Wednesday, August 12, the Windham Town Court will resume regular court hours on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 3 PM.
  • The Windham Public Library has begun no contact, curbside pick-up. Call (518) 734-4405 Monday through Friday for more details.
  • Imagine Your Story, Windham Public Library’s summer reading program for children ages 3 and up, has begun. Please call (518) 734-4405 to schedule a time to pick up your child’s activity bag. They will be available throughout August or until supplies last.
  • 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.
  • The Ashland United Methodist Church has reopened. Masks and social distancing will be required.
  • 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
  • Until further notice, the Hunter Transfer Station 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.
  • The grounds of the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville are open from sunrise to sunset, but the Education Center and restrooms remain closed.
  • The Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville has begun curbside service. 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.
  • 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 drive-in Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish in Haines Falls on Sundays at 11 AM. You must call (518) 589-5577 or email ICHaines@rcda.org to register. Please remain in your car and tune your radio to 107.5 FM. Communion will be distributed after Mass. Please see additional guidelines on St. Theresa’s website. https://SaintTheresas.weebly.com/
  • 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 Lexington/West Kill United Methodist Church will hold summer services under the pavilion at the Municipal Building, 3542 Route 42 in Lexington on Sundays at 9 AM. Masks are required and social distancing must be observed. Bring your own Bible and a lawn chair if you like. Services will also be on Zoom.
  • The Cairo Public Library is now open for contactless curbside service. Access the online catalog to order up to ten books, music CDs or DVDs. You can also place an order by emailing CairoLibrary720@gmail.com or by calling (518) 622-9864. New temporary hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 AM until 1 PM, and Thursday from 4-7 PM. Please use the book drop for all returns. Do not hand items directly to the staff. Your pickup time will be scheduled after you place your order. Items will be placed outside the front door or in your trunk.
  • 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.
  • Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Palenville on Sundays at 9 AM. You must call (518) 589-5577 or email ICHaines@rcda.org to register. Attendance will be limited. Those who cannot be accommodated indoors can still attend by remaining in their car and tuning their radio to 95.3 FM. Communion will be distributed after Mass. Please see additional guidelines on St. Theresa’s website. https://SaintTheresas.weebly.com/
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • If you are behind on your rent, Community Action of Greene County may be able to help you catch up on rental arrears, utility or mortgage payments. Call (518) 943-9205 to see if you qualify.
  • 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.
  • The Roxbury Library has reopened on a limited basis and is also offering curbside service. They are open on Monday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 AM until noon. Masks must be worn and social distance practiced. The staff recommends calling (607) 326-7901 in advance of each visit to verify that the library is open.
  • Senior farmers’ market nutrition booklets are now available at the Delaware County Office for the Aging, 97 Main Street in Delhi Monday-Friday from 8 AM until 4 PM, or call (607) 832-5750 to see if alternate arrangements can be made. Eligibility for New York State residents is determined by age (60 or older), and monthly income (gross income of $1,968 or less per month for one person; $2,658 combined income for two; $3,349 combined income for three; or currently receiving or eligible for SSI, public assistance or Section 8 housing subsidy). Booklets contain $20 worth of checks that can be used at participating farmers’ markets and farm stands throughout New York State to purchase locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables (no baked or processed foods, including honey). Coupons can only be used through November 30, 2020. Other distribution sites include senior dining centers and senior housing units.
  • Residents of the FASNY Firemen’s Home would appreciate receiving cards or pictures as they have been restricted to the home for several months, 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.
  • Many area schools are offering free summer meals to all children in their district, age 18 and younger, even if they are not a student. Visit your school’s website or Facebook page for more details regarding days, times and pick up locations, and call your school’s main office to sign up for this free breakfast and lunch program.

Every Wednesday

  • The Greene County Public Health Department will be conducting weekly COVID-19 testing in back of the County Office Building in Catskill, on the Water Street entrance, every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 PM, by appointment only. Please call (518) 719-3600 ext. 1 if you are interested in getting tested.
  • Free boxes of food will be distributed every Wednesday at the Catskill Community Center, 344 Main Street in Catskill from 1:30-3 PM.

Wednesdays through 8/12

  • The summer food program at Hunter Elementary School will run 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. Last pick up date is August 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.

Through Monday 8/31

  • This year’s Twilight Park art show will be held online through Monday, August 31. Visit https://TwilightPark.Art/ to view the show.

Sunday-Saturday 9/6-10/31

  • Registration is now open for the Greene Walks Contest, a free 8-week program to help you create lifelong habits to reduce obesity and other chronic diseases. It will run from Sunday, September 6 through Saturday, October 31, and is open to all Greene County residents. For more information please email TCarrollRHN@gmail.com. There will be chances to win cash prizes every week. All participants who complete the program will receive a Greene Walks t-shirt.

Beginning Monday 8/3

  • Senior farmers’ market nutrition booklets are now available at the Greene County Department of Human Services, 411 Main Street in Catskill. Please call (518) 719-3555 to pre-register and make an appointment, and remember to bring ID. Eligibility is determined by age (60 or older), and monthly income (at or below $1,967 for one, combined income of $2,658 for two, or an additional $691 per person for larger households). Booklets contain $20 worth of checks that can be used at participating farmers’ markets and farm stands throughout New York State to purchase locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables (no baked or processed foods, including honey). No walk-ins.

Saturday 8/8

  • The Jewett Fire Department, County Route 17 in Jewett will hold its annual Brooks chicken barbecue on Saturday, August 8 from 4:30-7:30 PM. Dinners include a half chicken, corn on the cob from Story’s, baked potato, homemade coleslaw, roll and brownie for $12. Chicken halves are $7. Take outs only. First come, first served.
  • The Cairo Chamber of Commerce will sponsor cruise night at Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo on Saturday, August 8 at 4 PM. Free t-shirts for cruise entrants, muffler rap contest, 50s and 60s music, and awards. Admission is free. Call (518) 622-3430 with any questions.
  • A household hazardous waste collection event for Greene County residents only, proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill) required, will be held at the Greene County Highway Department, 67 Scott Lane in Athens on Saturday, August 8. Residents are asked to arrive during the following times. If the first letter of your last name begins with the letters A through F, please arrive between 7 and 8 AM. Names beginning with G through K are asked to arrive between 8 and 9 AM. Names beginning with L through P should arrive between 9 and 10 AM. Names beginning with Q through U are asked to arrive between 10 and 11 AM, and names beginning with V through Z should arrive between 11 and 11:30 AM. The list of items that will and won’t be accepted are posted on our Facebook page. Participants must wear masks or face coverings and remain in their vehicles. There should only be one occupant per vehicle, no children or pets while transporting hazardous waste. All waste will be unloaded and handled by the contractor. Email SolidWaste@DiscoverGreene.com or call (518) 943-4600 with any questions.
  • The 4th annual Stamford Village Yard Sale Day, sponsored by the Stamford Fire Department, will be held on Saturday, August 8 beginning at 8 AM. No early birds, please. Maps showing the location of over 30 yard sales, food, beverages and restrooms will be available at the Stamford Firehouse, 111 Main Street from 8 AM until 2 PM. Sales will continue until 4 PM. Sellers will list available items on the Stamford, NY Village Yard Sale Day Facebook page. Call (607) 652-3609 for more information.
    https://www.Facebook.com/StamfordNYYardSaleDay/

Sunday 8/9

  • Pastor Charlie Sweet of Florida 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, August 9, 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 Columbia County Department of Health will hold a drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic at Ichabod Crane High School in Valatie on Sunday, August 9 from 9 AM until noon. Pre-registration is required using this link https://forms.gle/mngpRnfnPnVjpZee7. 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. These are not antibody tests. 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 8/10

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, August 10 from 9 AM until 2 PM at the Carriage House at Jay Gould Memorial Church, 53837 State Highway 30 in Roxbury. 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.

Thursday 8/13

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, August 13 from 1-6 PM at the Hudson Elks Lodge No. 787, 201 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson. 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.

Friday 8/14

  • Cornell Hook & Ladder, 77 Gill Road in New Baltimore will hold a pizza and wings night on Friday, August 14 from 3:30-7 PM. Social distancing regulations will be in effect and you’re asked to wear a mask when you enter the building to get your food. Hot, mild, garlic parmesan or barbecue wings are $10 per order; 16″ pizzas are $10, toppings are $1 each and include extra cheese, pepperoni, sausage, onions, mushrooms, peppers, jalapeños, black olives, tomatoes and broccoli. Please call (518) 756-8222 after 3:30 to place your order.
  • A dairy distribution for Delaware County residents only will be held at Delaware Opportunities, 35430 NY Route 10 in Hamden on Friday, August 14 from 12-4 PM. Residents can register via Eventbrite for one spot per household. Participants will need to come, during their designated time slot, with their printed Eventbrite ticket or have the ticket number off of the ticket with them. Spots are limited, so it is possible time slots will fill up. Attendees will need to wear a mask and stay in their vehicle during the event. https://tinyurl.com/yxlhhwvq

Saturday 8/15

  • Story Walk in the Woodland, a short video discussing the book and related craft will be available online on Saturday, August 15. Enjoy the story walk at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville at your leisure. Go to https://www.MTArboretum.org/Events for more information.
  • A pasta dinner of lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, baked ziti and more will be held at the Kinderhook Sportsmen’s Club, 376 Fowler Lake Road in Ghent on Saturday, August 15 from 3-6 PM. $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12. Dine in or take out, plenty of outdoor space. Tickets will be available at the clubhouse on Sundays or call (518) 669-0101.

Sunday 8/16

  • Paramedic Christopher Maeurer 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, August 16, 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 3rd annual Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid car show will be held, rain or shine, on the grounds of the Chicken Run, corner of State Route 23 and South Street in Windham on Sunday, August 16 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Drive through registration begins at 9 AM. Open to all years, makes and models. Trophies will be awarded at 2 PM in a drive-through presentation to the top 20 vehicles, people’s choice, motorcycle, 1995 and newer, and the Rick Mundelein memorial trophy. Best in Show Classic will receive $500 from the Chicken Run. There will be music, door prizes and a 50/50. No chance auction this year. Minimum donation of $10 per entrant. Funds raised support cancer patients in Greene County. Please note that facial coverings are requested for all participants and attendees.

Monday 8/17

  • 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 Monday, August 17 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. These are not antibody tests. 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.

Wednesday 8/19

  • Greene County Public Health Department will hold a rabies clinic at Angelo Canna Town Park, Joseph D Spencer Lane in Cairo on Wednesday, August 19 from 5-7 PM. Please call (518) 719-3600 to pre-register.

Sunday 8/23

  • Pastor Clif Cool will be the final 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, August 23. Please bring and wear a mask and practice social distancing. The normal post-service fellowship will not take place.

Monday 8/24

  • 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 Monday, August 24 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. These are not antibody tests. 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.

Tuesday 8/25

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Tuesday, August 25 from 12-6 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 103 Mansion Street in Coxsackie. 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.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Tuesday, August 25 from 1-6 PM at the Hudson City Firehouse, 95 North 7th Street in Hudson. 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.

Friday 8/28

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, August 28 from 1-6 PM at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 186 Main Street in Cairo. 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 8/29

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, August 29 from 9 AM until 2 PM at the Town of Ashland Ambulance, 12094 Route 23 in Ashland. 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.
  • A chicken barbecue will be held, rain or shine, at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens on Saturday, August 29. Dinners may be picked up between 12 and 4 PM. Dinners are $12 and include a half chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, roll, coleslaw and dessert. A limited number of tickets will be sold, so call (845) 863-4600 or contact any member.
  • Athens yard sale day will be held at various locations throughout the village on Saturday, August 29.
  • Jefferson Heritage Day will not be held this year. In its place there will be a Trash or Treasure Day on the Jefferson Green on Saturday, August 29. Face masks must be worn and social distancing must be observed.

Monday 8/31

  • 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 Monday, August 31 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. These are not antibody tests. 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.