So you’re planning a day trip and you want to stay close to home. It is absolutely worth checking out what’s going on in nearby Sullivan County, N.Y.
Of course, there’s always the perennially fantastic Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, with its multiple stages and diverse selection of live performances, and the Museum at Bethel Woods, which explores the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival.
But you mustn’t overlook the incredible entertainment and educational (aka edu-tainment) opportunities in Sullivan County.
There’s a little something for everyone to enjoy on a fall day in the Sullivan County Catskills. To help guide your way, the Sullivan County Visitors Association has developed a comprehensive Arts & Culture Trail map, a user’s guide for exploring Sullivan County’s entertainment opportunities and fine arts.
“Our goal is always to provide our visitors with the most convenient and user-friendly tools available so that they can easily enjoy the very best Sullivan County has to offer,” said Roberta Byron-Lockwood, president of the SCVA. “If you’re coming from Pennsylvania, for instance, right along the border there are some outstanding opportunities for people who love independent cinema, opera, classical music, and fabulous galleries. No matter where you’re coming from, we’ll have something to pique your interest.”
Narrowsburg, right along the Delaware River, features both the Delaware Valley Opera and the Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra. Fans of the visual arts can also visit the Alliance Gallery & Loft Gallery and the River Gallery The Art of the Living, both in Narrowsburg, and the nearby Georgia Chambers Studio & Art Gallery in Callicoon.
For those in search of a more tranquil experience, consider a visit to the Kadampa Meditation Center in Glen Spey, where you can enjoy a peaceful environment or join one of the many programs offered throughout the year.
For those “Eat Fresh” folks, Callicoon’s Sunday farmers market continues to offer the very best local products throughout the rest of the year. Vendors will be outdoors through November 16 and then move indoors beginning November 23.
There’s also the 380-seat Callicoon Theater, which shows popular first-run movies and independent, alternative, and foreign films, and the Tusten Theatre, which hosts live jazz, classical, traditional, and new music performances.
“There’s so much more to Sullivan County that most would assume, and it’s closer than you think,” Lockwood said.
Pick up your own Arts & Culture Trail map the SCVA office in Ferndale, or at various businesses throughout Sullivan County. Learn more about the Sullivan County Catskills by exploring the rest of www.scva.net or calling 845.747.4449.