Catskills Weekend: 27th & 28th August

© J.N. Urbanski 11am

© J.N. Urbanski 11am

Saturday August 27th starting at 10am: Great Catskill Mountain BBQ Fest in Fleischmanns

A day-long Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned BBQ competition and festival for professional and amateur pitmasters. It promises to be an “exciting day of competition, fun, food, music, vendors galore and all things barbecue in Fleischmanns Park in Fleischmanns, NY”. Proceeds will benefit the Fleischmanns Community Pool Project. More details here.

Saturday August 27th 1.30pm to 4.30pm: Bees, Honey & You in Margaretville

Will “The Bee Man” will discuss the inside & outside workings of honey bee hives. Participants will gain a better understanding of the crucial relationship between human beings, nature and our environment. Learn why bees are vital beyond the production of honey. The program will end with a Q&A period and a jar of honey. Blue Deer Center, 1153 County Highway 6, Margaretville, NY 12455. More details here.

Saturday August 27th 3pm to 5.30pm: Folds & Cuts at The Painters Gallery in Fleischmanns.

The opening reception of Folds & Cuts by Susan Spencer Crowe at The Painters Gallery, 1109 Main Street, Fleischmanns, NY. More details here.

Saturday August 27th, 1pm to 2pm: Talk with Artist Kevin Gray in Roxbury

Gray’s Solo Exhibit, Remnants, is on display now through September 17th at the Roxbury Arts Group, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury, NY. This event is free and open to the public. Come listen to Gray as he discusses not only his process, but also the personal content of his work.

Kevin Q. Gray is an award winning fine art photographer living in upstate New York. His work spans digital, film, and alternative photographic processes such as dry-plate tintypes, wet-plate photography, and emulsion lifts. He received a BFA in Photography and Painting from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, and an MFA in Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Much of Kevin’s work is based on nature and the landscape, but he also creates work that explores notions of nostalgia, memory, and history. Kevin lives in Cherry Valley with his wife and a myriad of domesticated animals.

Saturday August 27th 7.30pm: Ballroom Thieves in Roxbury

The Ballroom Thieves with special guest Frank McGinnis perform at the Roxbury Arts Center in Roxbury, New York. More details here.

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