Welcome from The Friends of Beattie-Powers Place!

The park is open every day. Or please join us onsite during an event. More info below. 

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Beattie-Powers Place is an historic home & public park in the Hudson Valley village of Catskill, NY.

 

Mary Deane Beattie bequeathed the property to Catskill in 1990. However, no funds were provided for its care. Since 2005, The Friends of Beattie-Powers Place has been responsible for raising funds and maintaining the site. This small, volunteer-driven group has tended to the grounds and circa 1840's house, reimagining it as "Catskill's historic home for the arts." The house is generally only open during special events, but the park is open every day, sunrise to sunset. On-site parking is limited.

We function thanks to donations! Click here to donate.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Upstate Art Weekend

Please join us for a special exhibition

“Notions of Time”

Photo, sculpture & embroidery works by

Matt Hill, Michel Goldberg & Richard Saja

Details coming soon!

Schedule anticipated as:

  • Friday, July 22nd 2pm-5pm

  • Saturday July 23rd 2pm-5pm, outdoor reception after 

  • Sunday July 24th 12pm-3pm

PAST EVENTS

Thanks for joining us!

Saturday, June 4th, 12pm-3pm

a cheerful, tented fundraiser picnic

Multi-tented event with food, drinks, music & more on Beattie's lawn overlooking the Hudson River with

our friends & neighbors, old and new!

Click here for info

Thanks to:

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.

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Beattie's

Summer Picnic

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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

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Our thanks to the First Reformed Church for hosting our 2021 distanced concert series,

Beattie on Main. Please click here to enjoy a replay of a solo cello recital by Chase Park!

Chase played a great program of works by Bach, Dutilleux, Mayuzumi and more.

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!

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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

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Thank you!

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Saturday, September 25th, 2021
12pm-5pm

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  info@beattiepowers.org. 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

Carl Schecter

Photo: Mary Deane Beattie, Beattie-Powers Place archivesee

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 and Billy Drummond, so this performance is not to be missed!


 

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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.

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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