The 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
The 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.
The winners of our 10th Annual Sleigh of Goodies raffle were drawn late yesterday.
Congratulations to Thomas Ellison of Livingston Manor, Julie Gray of Liberty and Emma Wegener of Roscoe!
Thank you to everyone that has spent some time visiting, dining and shopping in Livingston Manor this holiday season. We hope you found some great gifts.
Trains on Main continues until the New Year, and many of our merchants and eateries will be open from Friday, December 26 on.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
POST HOLIDAY UPDATE: We asked this year’s winners to let us know what they thought about our Sleigh of Goodies raffle, and this is what they said:
“Being a lucky winner was a great experience. I think that the Sleigh of Gifts is a wonderful way to promote local shopping. The promotion enhances the friendly local atmosphere and makes it more fun to shop locally.”
“Together with “Trains on Main” it creates a unique and inviting shopping destination for those of us who live here, across the county and beyond.”
Thank you all for participating and for shopping in Livingston Manor this holiday season.
Trains on Main will roll into town for the 7th annual year starting this Saturday, November 29.
This nostalgic trip back in time features handmade model trains on view in windows on Livingston Manor’s Main Street including the CAS Arts Center (48 Main Street), the Laundry King (65 Main Street) and Morgan Outdoors (46 Main Street).
The Catskill Art Society is hosting a special Grand Opening party from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Stop by and see the miniature trains up close, talk to the model builders, and listen to live music from Paul Lounsbury and Friends!
At 1:00 p.m., model train maker Charlie Irace and speakers from the O&W Museum will gather for a talk at the Laundry King. They will unveil a historical display of real train artifacts, gear, signage, clothing, and more. Their discussion will bring to life the evolution of train travel and its impact on Sullivan County life in its heyday.
At 2:00 p.m., look for the model trains to debut at the CAS Arts Center with free candy for kids.
At 3:00 p.m., musician Paul Lounsbury and Friends will play a special set of songs inspired by the romantic train culture, back at the Laundry King. All ages are welcome.
Trains on Main will be on display at the CAS Arts Center, the Laundry King and Morgan Outdoors through December 29.
The CAS Winter Members Show featuring more than 100 pieces from member artists opens Saturday, November 22 at the CAS Arts Center, 46 Main Street, with a reception from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The Catskill Art Society exhibition celebrates the winter season and its impact on our lives. The unique natural beauty of the season, the joy of the holidays, and the various (often humorous) ways we cope with the cold are depicted in all media by CAS member artists.
Later Saturday, Willow and Brown and Sugar Blossom Flowers will be introducing a special showing of Elise Freda’s work at 36A Main Street from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a reception featuring local fare.
Elise’s Callicoon studio is surrounded by nature: fields, trees, plants, sky, light and weather. These things continually inspire and inform her paintings and drawings. She begins with observation but Elise’s work is process oriented–she finds her image during the making of it. Abstraction is her intuitive choice as it evokes rather than tells–leaving some mystery.
Elise received her BFA degree from The University of New Hampshire in 1981 and has been exhibiting her work since then. She’s been reviewed in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Brooklyn Rail and other publications. Elise has upcoming solo shows in 2015 at Causey Contemporary Gallery in NYC, and the Catskill Art Society, here in Livingston Manor.