Greene County

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Introduction to Greene County Neighborhoods

From the low-lying plains along the Hudson River to the top of 4,000-foot Hunter Mountain, and from its undisturbed natural preserves to its historic villages, Greene County offers a wealth of activity just two hours north of New York City. Named for Revolutionary War Gen. Nathaniel Greene, the county is less developed than some of its neighbors. A large section of the county is actually within Catskill Park, and thousands of acres of forest preserve lure outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year. Greene County is a fisherman’s paradise, with numerous streams home to trout, bass and other prizes. And the Hudson River itself is available for boating and exemplary bird watching (keep an eye out for bald Eagles). Hiking, biking and mountain climbing opportunities abound. A must-see is Kaaterskill Falls, in the town of Hunter. One of New York's highest cascading waterfalls, Kaaterskill Falls is a two-drop waterfall that cascades a total of 260 feet. The falls have been attracting tourists for centuries, and can be found mentioned in books, essays, poems and paintings of the early 19th century by such luminaries as Alexis de Tocqueville, William Cullen Bryant and painters of the Hudson River School, including Thomas Cole. In the winter, Hunter and Windham mountains feature some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the state. Indoor treats include Cole’s home in the town of Catskill, a National Historic Site and museum. The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, an architectural gem that has guided ships up and down the river since 1874, is open for summer tours.

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Hudson Valley Events

  • Therapeutic Chair Yoga


    This class adapts classic yoga postures for students who are limited in movement because of age, illness, disability, or injury.  We use...

  • Brighid Graves Art Exhibit


    The Library is pleased to host a month long exhibit of work by Brighid Graves,   A reception will be held on Friday, January 4th.   Brighid...

  • Art Exhibit: Carolyn Bloom, "The Evolution of a Fiber Artist"


    “The Evolution of a Fiber Artist” in Dobbs Ferry  features Carolyn Bloom’s knitted and crocheted items, patterns, and...

  • Story & Craft Hour


    AmeriCorps workers, led by Mary Shivers & Christa Shook, read picture books and lead children and families in theme-related crafts. Children's...

  • "Elemental Forces" Exhibit


    Identifying renewable energy sources is an important issue facing humanity going forward. It is a task requiring the collaboration of scientists,...

  • Relief Printing 101


        Relief Printing 101 with Erina Shultz Intro to Block Printing- Learn carving techniques for rubber, Lino, and wood,...

  • Chair Yoga with Kathy Foley


    Chair Yoga is a very helpful way for those who need extra support to enjoy the benefits of yoga. Using sturdy chairs, Kathy Foley, a 200 hour...

  • Carrie Haddad Gallery


    Great Estates: The Paintings of Joseph E. Richards and Bill Sullivan Carrie Haddad Gallery is pleased to present “Great Estates”, a two person...

  • Unleash Your Comedic Power Stuff


    Unleash your laughter and tap into your creativity! This workshop is for those who are interested in a stand-up career; a script to sell, develop...



    This 5- week yoga and group discussion  workshop is tailored for parents with children aged  newborn to 1 year old. Each workshop will begin with...



    Angela’s Fraleigh’s site-specific installation, Shadows Searching for Light, is inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper...

  • Art Exhibition: “Brick by Brick: The Erie Canal & the Building Boom”


    This exhibition, featuring contemporary art by 12 artists, is inspired by the shared story of the Erie Canal, Hudson Valley brickyards and the...

  • Artist Reception + Pop-Up Shop - Amanda E Gross - "I Quit My Job to Draw"


    Amanda E. Gross at Catalyst Gallery Solo Show + Pop-Up Shop - "I Quit My Job to Draw" January 10 - 17 | 12-6pm daily Artist Reception January 12...

  • Death is Irrelevant


    Death is Irrelevant: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, 1968–2018 October 13, 2018 - August 2, 2019   “Death is a...

  • The Members Exhibition


    Opening Reception:  January 13, 2:00 - 5:0 This exhibit celebrates the vision of it’s creative artists in a Members’ Exhibition, January...

  • The Memron Project


    Opening Reception: January 13, 2:00-5:00 pm Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) presents The Memron Project, January 13 – February 3,...

  • Dance Workshop Series


    Workshop Series Offering a monthly class in different genres of dance.  Open to all dancers Workshop series offered only at New York Academy of...

  • America’s Holistic Doctor


    The U.S. ranks dead last in preventable deaths among the 19 leading industrialized nations! We’re clearly off target in our approach to...

  • Open Contemporary Drawing for Adults


    Open Contemporary Drawing for Adults Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. Located in the Benenson Visitors Center This weekly drawing group offers time...

  • Belly Dance Foundations w/Amanda Maria


    This 8-week series is designed for students new to belly dance or seeking a refresher on foundations (no dance experience is necessary)!...

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