Welcome to Beattie-Powers Place!
The park is open every day, sunrise to sunset
Come enjoy the riverfront views & garden in full bloom
Free Jazz Concert at Beattie
Sunday, Sept 11th at 3pm
Sunday, Sept. 11th at 3pm
A free outdoor jazz performance presented by Planet Arts
On Beattie’s lawn overlooking the Hudson River
CD release & concert
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Patricia Julien-flute & alto flute
Pete Sweeney-drums & percussion
Beattie’s chairs are limited, so please bring your own seating or a blanket for lawn lounging. No RSVP necessary. On-site parking is limited to those requiring handicapped access, so please park outside and walk in to the site if possible.
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More Fall events to hopefully come, depending on our ability to complete essential heating repairs. If you would consider donating to the fundraiser for those works, please click here. Thanks for your support!
Free library event:
ON THE GO @ Beattie!
Wed. August 10th, 10am-12pm
Bring the kids for games & giveaways!
ON THE GO with
The CATSKILL PUBLIC LIBRARY @ BEATTIE!
This summer, the Catskill Public Library is bringing their free library services series, On the Go FOR KIDS, to local parks!
On Wednesday, August 10th from 10am-12pm, library staff will be set up on the lawns of Beattie-Powers Place. Bring the kids out to meet your local library staff, play games and enjoy giveaways! Thanks to Emily and Caroline, your local librarians for organizing and hosting this series to get out, meet the public and encourage children's reading and use of your local public library.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL: (518) 943-4230
Keep an eye out for other On the Go FOR KIDS locations!
“Notions of Time”
Michel Goldberg: Monotypes & sculpture
Matt Hill: Photography
Richard Saja: Embroidery
Friday, July 22nd 1pm-5pm
Saturday July 23rd 12pm-5pm
Sunday July 24th 12pm-3pm
For questions or to join the mailing list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images, from top: Michel Goldberg, Matt Hill, Richard Saja
Multi-tented event with food, drinks, music & more on Beattie's lawn overlooking the Hudson River with
our friends & neighbors, old and new!
Adams Fairacre Farms, Bread Alone,
Current Cassis, Harney & Sons,
ceramicist Susan Kotulak, Mermaid Cafe,
Monkey Joe Roasting Company, New York Restaurant, Willa's Bakery Café, Nina & Alan Gosule &
the Schecter Family Fund
for their generous gifts.
BACK AT BEATTIE
Sunday, May 22nd 3pm, Sébastien Cornut played an intimate piano recital at Beattie of works by composers such as Maurice Ravel, Franz Liszt & Emmanuel Chabrier.
This concert was sponsored by Stewart's Shops Community Giving. Our thanks for their support of the arts in the Hudson Valley!
Photo credit: Sébastien Cornut by Aisling McCoy
This concert was made possible with funds from individual donors and the Restart NY Regrants, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of the Governor & the New York State Legislature, administered in Greene County by CREATE Council on the Arts. Our sincere thanks for their support!
Bard Vocal Arts Program
A performance of song
Saturday, October 30th 2021, 3pm
Admission: free, donations appreciated
After an exciting first concert of Beattie on Main with a performance by pianist Sébastien Cornut, the fabulous students of the Bard Vocal Arts Program, #bardvap, presented a concert of song. Beattie on Main concerts were held in Catskill's Reformed Church at 310 Main Street.
Photo: Erica Switzer
Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Thank you for supporting Beattie's Fall Fest! The picnic was sold out, and attendees enjoyed a beautiful afternoon with local treats & jazz by the Jerome Sabbagh Trio. If you have photos to share, please tag us or email email@example.com. Proceeds will help us carry out Fall programming and care for Beattie's house and grounds.
Special thanks to:
The Catskill Wine Cellar
Nina Matis & Alan Gosule
Kirsten Bates & Michael Black
Photo: Mary Deane Beattie, Beattie-Powers Place archives
Jerome Sabbagh Trio
Jerome Sabbagh: saxophone
Matt Penman: bass
Billy Drummond: drums
Saturday September 25th, 2021
Two sets: 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm-4:30pm
From Beattie's East Porch, rain or shine
Concert $20 suggested admission
Reception by donation
French-born, New York-based composer and Saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh's songs have a "sleek and sturdy" appeal, according to the New York Times. A forward-thinking composer & musician with deep connection to the jazz tradition, Jerome has played some of the world's most important festivals including Newport, San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo, Medellin. He's assembled an exciting rhythm section for us with other world-class players Matt Penman & Billy Drummond, so this performance is not to be missed!
Photos: Jerome Sabbagh, Billy Drummond by Roberto Cifarelli, Matt Penman by Chris Drukker
Concerts & lectures in a unique setting
Spring through fall, Beattie's intimate parlors have hosted live events for the public. Fans of jazz, chamber music, and bluegrass can enjoy first-rate concerts by renowned artists and brilliant students. Ideas are discussed, too, with talks by experts on topics such as landscape design, preservation and baseball history. With the pandemic, we are currently providing public programming via online and distanced events. Please click here for recordings from recent events on our YouTube channel.
Since 2005, the Friends of Beattie-Powers Place has transformed what had become a neglected site into an inviting oasis. Walk, picnic, enjoy the well-tended gardens and winter sledding. Choose a bench and take in the changing seasons, the Hudson River and Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Looking East across the river, enjoy a magnificent view of Olana, home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church. Open dawn to dusk, the park is open to all, year-round.
We hope to see you soon!
Photo: Robert Hoven