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

  • Rhinebeck Community Nursery School Annual Toy Sale


    Rhinebeck Community Nursery School is getting ready for their Annual Toy Sale held on April 29, 2017. Donations of gently used items will be...

  • Postcards and other Mementos


    “Postcards and Other Mementos” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Antonio Alvarez’s  abstract acrylic painted collages on wood. Proceeds will...

  • Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott


    The Gordon Parks Foundation announces the opening of a new exhibition of photographs. Back to Fort Scott opens Saturday, February 4 after...

  • Art Exhibition of Michelle Williams


    The Library is pleased to host a month long exhibit of work by  Michelle Williams.  Michelle is a Hudson Valley resident who is the proud mother...

  • Activism in Art: Art Changes Things


    Activism in Art:  Art Changes Things Activism in Art: Art Changes Things looks at art that transcends ethnic boundaries, neighborhood/income...

  • Rising Artists Exhibit


        Roost Studios is pleased to present a collaborative art show that features the art of “Rising Artists” in the Hudson Valley. Roost has...

  • New Installation: Walter De Maria


    This exhibition—drawn primarily from Dia’s collection—presents small-scale objects by Walter De Maria that were largely produced between 1961...

  • INTERLOCK: Color & Contrast in Abstraction


    INTERLOCK: Color & Contrast in Abstraction Carrie Haddad Gallery is pleased to present Interlock, an exhibit that explores the tensions of color...

  • Exit 20: A Group Exhibition of Saugerties Artists


    Emerge Gallery & Art Space in Saugerties is pleased to present “Exit 20: A Group Exhibition of Saugerties Artists” from February 18 - March 27,...

  • Chair Yoga


    Chair Yoga presented by Helene Byron, certified yoga instructor Helene will talk you through this gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on...

  • Between I and Thou


    Between I & Thou February 4, 2017 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores interconnections...

  • Between I and Thou


    Between I & Thou February 4, 2017 - December 22, 2018 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores...

  • Fragments of Imagination: A Vignette of Repsychling


    Contributing artists Mark Khaisman, Will Kurtz, Sui Park, and Federico Uribe are known for their imaginative use of repetition, recycling, and...

  • Movie Matinee


    Movie Matinee Showing award-winning movies on the last Monday of March and April with movie fare provided. Titles will be revealed one week before...

  • 5 Month Hip Hop Program


    Positive, Clean and Fun Hip Hop Class for Kids Dance Troop's 5 Month Hip Hop Class Monday's from 4:30 to 5:20 is Intro to Creative Hip Hop, ages...

  • Elementary Explorers


    Elementary Explorers Grades K-2 Stories followed by crafts, games, and fun activities. Please visit the library’s website calendar to register.

  • Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center Volunteer Training Spring 2017


    Free volunteer training for hospital advocacy, community outreach, administrative work, and more. Coffee, tea and water will be provided.

  • Hadza: The Roots of Equality


      The Gallery at Atlas Industries, 11 Spring Street, Newburgh NY. March 25th – April 24th 2017. Gallery hours Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm...

  • Meditation, Happiness & Inner Peace


    Thursdays, 7-8:30pm | March 16 - April 13 Howland Cultural Center 477 Main St. Beacon, NY What is the mind? How can we use it to create positive...

  • Play it Again, Sam Theater Play


      Play it Again Sam at Shades Repertory Theater, Haverstraw NY Laughter and Love Ensues after a film critic's wife leaves him, he calls on the...

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