Beattie-Powers Place is a historic home & public park in the Hudson Valley village of Catskill, NY.
In 1990, Mary Dean Beattie bequested the property to the village. Since 2005, the all-volunteer Friends of Beattie-Powers Place has been dedicated to the site's upkeep and public programming.
The park is open every day, from sunrise to sunset. With recent park restoration, on-site parking is limited. Please use outside street parking if you can. Programming is currently outdoors or distanced, such as our Beattie on Main series. Our next program is a performance of song by students from the Bard Vocal Arts Program on Saturday, October 29th at 3:00pm. Join us!
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Photo: David V. Griffin
Bard Vocal Arts Program
A performance of song
Saturday, October 30th, 3pm
Admission: free, donations appreciated
We had an exciting first concert of Beattie on Main with a performance by pianist Sébastien Cornut. Next, the fabulous students of the Bard Vocal Arts Program will present a concert of song. More details to come! Beattie on Main concerts are held in Catskill's Reformed Church at 310 Main Street. This space has ample distancing, wonderful acoustics and a beautiful Steinway piano. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, September 25th
Thank you for supporting Beattie's Fall Fest! The picnic was sold out, and attendees enjoyed a beautiful afternoon with local treats and jazz by the Jerome Sabbagh trio. If you have photos to share, please tag us or email them to email@example.com. Proceeds from the event will help us carry out Fall programming and care for Beattie's house and grounds.
If you were not able to attend but would still like to make a donation, click here.
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
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!
Photos: Jerome Sabbagh, Billy Drummond by Roberto Cifarelli, Matt Penman by Chris Drukker
Beattie on Main: A concert series
This Fall, Beattie comes to Main Street! Beattie on Main concerts will be held in the First Reformed Church on Catskill's Main Street, allowing us to expand our reach while providing better social distancing. This splendid space has wonderful acoustics as well as a beautiful Steinway grand piano. Please join us!
Talks & lectures
Join us for these in-person & virtual talks! Click through for available details
Major League Baseball historian John Thorn, Saturday, Nov. 6th, 2:00pm
More details coming soon, subject to change, so join our mailing list to hear more!
Concerts & lectures in a unique setting
Spring through fall, Beattie's intimate parlors host live events open to the public. Fans of chamber music, jazz 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. given the ongoing 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