Weekend Preview

Ice Carnival

The 56th Annual Livingston Manor Rotary Ice Carnival takes place this weekend with events scheduled from Friday, January 23 through Sunday, January 25 including Friday’s Ice Carnival Dance, a snow sculpture contest Saturday at Rotary Park, Pleasant Street, and then snowshoeing by Morgan Outdoors, skating exhibitions, races for all ages and horse drawn sleigh rides on Sunday, weather permitting. Visit Morgan Outdoors for a complete schedule of Ice Carnival events.

YarnslingersOn Saturday, the Series Finale of Memoirs, the Yarnslingers’ year-long storytelling collaboration, takes place at The Laundry King, 65 Main Street at 7:00 p.m.

Join Jonathan Fox, Ramona Jan and the rest of the storytellers as they share new pieces of their biographies. From the surprising and awe-inspiring to the charmingly everyday, the tales of this diverse group reveal their individual idiosyncrasies, while uniting us in their common experiences.

Presented by the Catskill Art Society.

The 2015 Visitor’s Guide is Here

frontcover_vg2015_webThe 2015 Visitor’s Guide for Livingston Manor, Roscoe and all other parts of the Town of Rockland is just off the press!

This year’s 52-page full-color guide celebrates the spirit of reinvention that is taking hold in this part of the Catskills with features on The Arnold House, the revitalization of the Roscoe Campsites, the new face of local craft brewing and distilling and more.

Each year, the Visitor’s Guide comes out in early January so that it can be distributed during outdoor and fishing shows in New York and New Jersey. You can also pick up a guide at numerous merchants, eateries, attractions and accommodations located throughout Sullivan County.

The Guide is produced by Quik Type and Carolyn Bivins on behalf of the Livingston Manor and Roscoe Chambers of Commerce. Thank you Carolyn!

Look for the Visitor’s Guide around town, and at the following shows:
Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen Show, Garden State Expo Center, 1/8 – 11
Somerset Fly Fishing Show, Somerset, NJ, 1/23 – 25
The New York Times Travel Show, Javitz Center, NYC, 1/23 – 25
North East RV Show, Rockland County Community College, 2/13 – 16
World Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Rockland County Community College, 3/5 – 8
Sullivan County Sportsman & Outdoor Rec Expo – date to be announced

So Much to Do

3 Christopher ManningThe calendar might show mid January but there is plenty to do in Livingston Manor.

The Catskill Art Society’s 2015 Exhibition Season begins this weekend with “Flux,” an exhibition of photography and installation art by Claire Breidenbach, Christopher Manning, and Cathleen Parra at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street. Make sure to catch the Artist Talk at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, January 17. A reception will follow from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – there is no cost to attend and all are welcome.

According to CAS, this exhibition combines the work of these three emerging talents in a striking and often unexpected blend. Elements of the familiar, embedded in swaths of light and shadow, draw us into abstract dimensions of expression that cry out to be experienced. “Flux” runs through February 15.

More fun for the whole family! The ice rink at Rotary Park, Pleasant Street will be open all weekend: Friday, January 16 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., and then Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The 56th Annual Livingston Manor Rotary Ice Carnival takes place next weekend with events scheduled from Friday, January 23 to Sunday, January 25. Visit the Ice Carnival’s Facebook page for the complete schedule.

If shopping is more your thing, many of our merchants are offering post-holiday sales – make sure to check out the selections at Life RepurposedMorgan Outdoors, Sugar Blossom Flowers, Wildlife Gift Shop and Willow and Brown while you’re in town.