Beattie late summer view by David V Griffin

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 volunteer group, Friends of Beattie-Powers Place has managed its upkeep and public programming. The park is open every day, from sunrise to sunset. On-site parking is limited. Please use outside street parking if possible.

Our next event will be Saturday, Jan. 8th at 3pm, a lecture via Zoom by John Thorn, MLB historian. RSVP here, and sign up for our mailing list to hear more!

 Please click here to donate to Beattie-Powers Place for #GivingTuesday & our end-of-year fundraising. Or, send a check to Friends of Beattie-Powers Place, PO Box 453, Catskill NY 12414. Thank you!

 

Photo: David V. Griffin

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Beattie on Main: A concert series

Beattie is now on Main Street! Beattie on Main concerts are held in the Reformed Church at 310 Main Street in Catskill, which provides ample social distancing and has wonderful acoustics. Please join us!

  •  Concerts will resume after the holidays - stay tuned for details! 

Talks & lectures

Click through for available details, which are subject to change, so please join our mailing list to hear more!  

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Bach, Dutilleux & Mayuzumi

Chase Park: Cello

Saturday, November 20th, 3pm

 

Beattie on Main

310 Main Street, Catskill

 Suggested general admission: $15

Thanks for joining us for a recital of solo cello by exciting young cellist, Chase Park. This was the perfect event to welcome the holiday season, and Chase played a varied program of works by Bach, Dutilleux, Mayuzumi and more. Currently pursuing his Master's at Juilliard, Chase has already had a range of international experience and is poised for a great career. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and has held fellowships at the Perlman Music Program, Chamber Music Workshop, Ravinia Steans Institute, and the Marlboro Music Festival.

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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. After, the fabulous students of the Bard Vocal Arts Program presented a concert of song. Click here for more info! 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.


 

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Thank you!

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Saturday, September 25th
12pm-5pm

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 info@beattiepowers.org. 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

Carl Schecter

Photo: Mary Deane Beattie, Beattie-Powers Place hives

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!


 

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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 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.

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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