Beattie-Powers Place is a historic home & public park in the Hudson Valley village of Catskill, NY.
In 1990, Mary Deane Beattie bequeathed the property to the village. Since 2005, The Friends of Beattie-Powers Place has been responsible for the site's upkeep, and has reimagined it as a site for cultural events. The park is open every day, sunrise to sunset. On-site parking is limited, so please use street parking if possible.
Join us Thursday Jan. 27th at 7pm, when David V. Griffin will present a virtual tour and talk of Greek Revival architecture in the Hudson Valley. Free! RSVP here, & sign up for our mailing list to hear more! #greekrevival
Please click here to make a winter gift to Beattie-Powers Place! Or, send a check to Friends of Beattie-Powers Place, PO Box 453, Catskill NY 12414.
Photo: Veronica Chewens
Talks & lectures
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Beattie on Main: A concert series
Beattie has come to Main Street! Beattie on Main concerts have been held in the Reformed Church at 310 Main Street in Catskill, which provides ample social distancing and has wonderful acoustics.
We hope to resume concerts later this Winter - you can donate here to help make that happen!
Please click here to enjoy the replay of the solo cello concert by Chase Park! Chase played a varied program of works by Bach, Dutilleux, Mayuzumi and more. Please enjoy the recording as our winter gift to all of you!
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, 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 are held in Catskill's Reformed Church at 310 Main Street. This space has ample distancing, wonderful acoustics and a beautiful Steinway piano.
Photo: Erica Switzer
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 archivesee
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
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