August 31: Heal-ical Embodiment at Pillow Fort

Heal-ical Embodiment

Movement Workshop & Work-In-Progress Showing

Thursday, August 31st 4-6pmAt the PFAC Dance Deck

Join us for a movement workshop followed by a work-in-progress showing by Pillow Fort AIRs Clark Avery Griffin and D’Aangelo Castro!

Drawing on dance, yoga, and holo-fractal theory, this workshop invites participants to engage with their “healical” nature. From micro to macro, from DNA to spiral movement, through breath, exercises, improvisation and phrase work, the class investigates the idea of “DNA repair” at many scales, allowing wellness, coordination and function to unfold as aesthetic.This workshop will be followed by a Work-in-Progress showing of a new piece Clark is working on that explores ideas introduced in the workshop.


“Williamsburg Avant-Garde” Reading with Cisco Bradley & Live Music

Music historian and Pratt Professor Cisco Bradley visits Diamond Hollow to present his two recent Duke University Press publications:

The Williamsburg Avant-Garde: Experimental Music and Sound on the Brooklyn Waterfront and Universal Tonality: The Life and Music of William Parker.

Sunday, June 18, doors at 5 PM;  Reading and performances by Sarah Martin-Nuss and David Nuss; and Dan Derks beginning at 5:30. Updates at .


West Kortright Fair

After a two-year hiatus, the West Kortright Centre’s annual family-friendly, summer’s end celebration returns to East Meredith. On Sunday, September 4, from noon–6 PM, the West Kortright Fair features three live bands, fresh local foods, an epic bake sale, local artisans and other vendors, a rummage sale, and plenty of children’s entertainment—including Wacky Wendy and her whimsical paper craft hats. Admission is by pay-what-you-can donation. The concert tent features West Kortright Centre Shakespeare alums Moppy Copperwheat and Zara Zee performing at 12:30 PM as the ”antifolk” duo Sourdoe, followed by the North Atlantic fiddle music of Drank the Gold at 2:15 PM. At 4:30 PM, Atom & the Orbits blast off from the early rock & roll universe with a set of danceable two-minute old-school power pop songs à la Chuck Berry.


(8/20) WKC Backyard Bash fundraiser featuring the Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms Country Band

Saturday, August 20
Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms, performing at The WKC with a full 6-piece band, channel the spirit of legendary country duos in a contemporary blend of honky-tonk and traditional bluegrass.

This outdoor fundraising event includes a 5PM barbeque dinner and a 6PM concert (two-step dance lessons also included!)


Community Classes, Open Mics and more at For-Do on Main Street, Delhi

Bushel’s neighbors at FOR-DO — Friends of Recovery of Otsego and Delaware Counties — host an ever-increasing number of community classes, workshops, and events including an Open Mic night several nights per month. Check out their calendar here (scroll down for Delhi’s chapter).

They also offer NARCAN training, which takes less than an hour and can save a life. And you can donate or volunteer your support here.

Resistance Revival Chorus

Saturday, August 6, 7PM
at the West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
This collective of women and non-binary singers join together to breathe joy & song into the resistance and to uplift & center women’s voices.
Advance tickets are recommended as seating is limited; walk-ups are welcome. $30 ($25 WKC members) in advance; $35 ($30 WKC members) day-of. $10 for ages 9-19; free for ages 8 & under. Advance ticketing closes at midnight on Friday, August 5.
Tickets & more information:

The Brother Brothers

Thursday, August 4, at 7PM
at the West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY

Acoustic folk duo The Brother Brothers are David and Adam Moss, identical twins who have a story about everything. Their humble, earnest songs celebrate life and its beauty. The brothers’ virtuosic musicianship and close harmonies have earned them frequent comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel, as well as coveted performance slots at Edmonton Folk Festival, Nelsonville Music Festival, FreshGrass Music Festival, and more. The Brother Brothers were featured on Rolling Stone Country’s 2018 “Top 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” list.

Tickets and more information:

The West Kortright Centre presents: Shakespeare in the Valley

Friday, July 29 & Saturday, July 30
6PM – Introduction to Acting’s adaptation of The Love For Three Oranges, based on a story by Carlo Gozzi
7PM – Picnic Dinner (bring your own, or purchase hot dogs/veggie burgers on-site)
8PM – The Winter’s Tale, by the teenage Shakespeare, Music for Shakespeare, and Costume Design participants of the West Kortright Centre’s Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops.
Advance tickets are recommended in order to avoid a long ticket line:…/shakespeare-in-the-valley-the…/
Rain or shine, bring your own lawn seating


Rachael & Vilray

On Sunday, July 24, at 4PM, the West Kortright Centre presents a timeless performance by Rachael and Vilray. Rachael Price, frontwoman of the hit multi-genre band Lake Street Dive, and singer and guitarist Vilray Blair Bolles sing intimate arrangements of forgotten treasures, interspersed with original minimalist original works that evoke the Golden Age of radio. The duo’s shared affinity for Jazz Age musicals, Tin Pan Alley music, and other songs from the ‘30s through ‘50s informs their vibrant arrangements, creating a fresh yet nostalgic sound. 


July 2: KIDSTOCK! Music, Food, and Country Fun

July 2, 11 am – 4pm
Rain or shine

A fun afternoon with live music for kids, featuring Shinbone Alley (a jazz band on stilts), Senegalese percussionist Amadou Diallo, and Miss Pam’s Jamboree. Additional entertainment and activities include Mike the Juggler, the Community Music Network’s instrument petting zoo, face painting, recycled fabric jewelry making, build-your-own-terrarium, native plant giveaway, an obstacle course, and more!
Pay what you can (suggested donation: $20/family).
Food available from Catskill Momos and The Tulip and the Rose, plus Freestyle Confections.
This event is sponsored by Andes Hotel, Bovina Montessori, Catskill Country Living, Ecoagents, and Christine Egan & Scott DeSimon.

West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith (more…)

June 19: WKC Landscape and Garden Tour

The 31st annual West Kortright Centre Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, June 19 in the Jefferson-Milford-Worcester area. This popular self-guided tour is a beautiful journey along country roads. Support a local non-profit arts organization while getting a rare insider look at how local garden enthusiasts have enhanced their outdoor environments. Pre-registration is required. LINK


June 18: Still/Together – Lokasparśa Dance Projects

Lokasparśa Dance Projects, a recipient of the New York State Council on the Arts 2022 Choreographic Commission, will perform the world premiere of its latest work, Still/Together, on Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 PM at the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith. This new work, choreographed by Artistic Director clyde forth of Jefferson, NY, investigates unnoticed connections, stillness, time, and light, incorporating video projection and vocal/text elements within the dance.


Free Women’s Circle – Spiritual Connection

Join us at the Uplands Center in Walton for a free women’s circle! Our theme for this month is spiritual connection. We gather for community, connection, solidarity, and time in a beautiful outdoor setting.

The group is usually between 8 – 12 people and it’s a different group every time, with some new people each month and others who join most months. All are welcome!


Free Women’s Circle – Growth

Join us at the Uplands Center in Walton in on Tuesday, May 24th from 6 – 7:30 PM for this month’s women’s circle! Our theme for this month is growth.
Gather up the amazing resource of spending intentional time with other women! You’ll walk away feeling restored by connection to each other within a safe community. We’ll gather, breathe, move, reflect and connect!
The group is usually between 8 – 12 people and it’s a different group every time, with some new people each month and others who join most months. All are welcome! We spend our time together in two sections:
First, we go through a short guided meditation, stretching, or experiential practice to help bring us into the body.
Then, I lead a discussion portion where we share based on the theme of the month in small groups and/or with the whole group. We end with a short song and share a snack together!
The Cherry Grove (outdoors if weather permits, otherwise inside in the Yoga Studio)
The Uplands Center
2641 Dunk Hill Rd
Walton, NY, 13856
Free! Space is limited! RSVP to

Delaware County NY Supports Reproductive Rights – Fundraiser + May 7 Rally

A group of local residents has organized to raise funds to support the National Network of Abortion Funds, and organize a  community-supported raffle. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the NNAF and split among abortion funds nationwide. To donate or participate in the raffle:

There is also a RALLY on May 7th at noon at the Village Square.

Catskills Addiction Coalition 4th Annual Community Action Summit

The community is welcome to attend this free hybrid event to hear a panel discussion on evidence-based models of care to support people in the substance-use-disorder (SUD) community at the state and local level within the criminal justice system.

The in-person event will be hosted at the MTC Community Center, 61 Academy Street in Margaretville and online via zoom. The panel will be moderated by Berthilde Dufrene, Chief Nursing Officer for the NYS Office of Mental Health, Corrections Based Operations; and include panelists such as Jennifer Metzger of the NYS Cannabis Control Board and Sheriff Juan Figueroa from Ulster County. For information and to register, please go to the Catskills Addition Coalition website here.

Free Women’s Circle – Newness

Gather up the amazing resource of spending intentional time with other women! You’ll walk away feeling restored by connection to each other within a safe community. We’ll gather, reflect and connect!

The group is usually between 8 – 12 people and it’s a different group every time, with some new people each month and others who join most months. All are welcome! We spend our time together in two sections:

First, Renee leads us through a short guided meditation, stretching, or experiential practice to help bring us into the body.

Then, Chelsea leads a discussion portion where we share based on the theme of the month in small groups and/or with the whole group. We end with a short song and share a snack together!

We’d love to have you join us!

Next event date: Wednesday, March 9th from 6 – 7:30 PM (more…)

“Enslaved: People as property in Delaware County 1790-1830” (zoom talk)

The Mountain Top Historical Society presents their first program of 2022: “Enslaved: People as Property in Delaware County, 1790 – 1830.”

This Zoom talk by Diane Galusha, historian, author and President of the Town of Middletown Historical Society, will examine what the institution of slavery looked like in Delaware County as farms, towns, and industry developed following the Revolutionary War. The talk will identify specific slaveholders – wealthy, landed settlers who brought their servants with them from the Hudson Valley and New England – and will, to the extent possible, describe the individuals they owned and the work they did. Citing personal documents, official records, memoirs, newspaper accounts and other period sources, Galusha will bring this little-known aspect of local history out of the shadows. Email for the Zoom link

Free Women’s Circle – Intentions for the New Year

As 2021 comes to a close, you may be reflecting on this past year and exploring what 2022 can bring. At our next Women’s Circle we will explore our intentions for the year ahead. Please join us on January 10th at 6pm in The Uplands Center yoga room for connection to self, others, and higher purpose!
The Uplands Center
2641 Dunk Hill Rd
Walton, NY 13856
Each Women’s Circle begins with introductions, followed by a grounding practice (stretching, breathing, meditation, etc). We then explore prompts related to our theme using journaling, paired shares, and group discussions. The circle closes out with a song, and usually a tasty snack!
RSVP to – space is limited for this free gathering!


Wed Oct 27, 5-6:30pm: How to Save Local News (We Hope): An Online Roundtable

The River is hosting an online roundtable discussion on new models of local journalism. Panelists include:

  • Tim Bruno, general manager, WJFF Radio Catskill
  • Genia Wickwire, associate publisher, Ulster Publishing
  • Chip Rowe, editor, The Highlands Current
  • Alex Shiffer, publisher, Kingston Wire
  • Tom Zambito, investigative reporter, The Journal News, and member of Hudson Valley News Guild

Moderated by Phillip Pantuso and Lissa Harris of The River

register here.

suggested $5 donation.

CADE is hiring!

Our team is growing!

CADE is recruiting for three full time positions and one part time consultant. You can find all of the job descriptions here.

  • Vision 2050 Project Coordination Consultant – closes July 30
  • Marketing Program Associate – closes August 15
  • Senior Program Manager – closes Sept 1
  • Communications Manager – closes Sept 1

We are dedicated to supporting our region’s agricultural economy, which is why we’re bringing these job announcements directly to you – our CADE clients and supporters. Your lived experience as business owners and local food supporters is exactly what we’re looking for on our team.


Community workshops at FOR-DO / The Turning Point in Delhi

FOR-DO’s The Turning Point is located just down the street from Bushel (next door to Bushel’s old space!), Standing for “Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego [Counties]”, FOR-DO affirms the power and possibility of recovery and accomplishes its mission by: 

  • Providing education and awareness activities in an effort to reduce stigma and discrimination related to Substance Use Disorder.
  • Advocating for legislation and services that support recovery from a Substance Use Disorder
  • Operating community recovery centers for those in recovery from Substance Use Disorders and their families, thereby improving quality of life, reducing the risk of relapse, and assisting the development of a sustained recovery through the provision of peer-based support, life skills education and other programs, social activities, informational resources and a place for mutual support meetings

Many of the workshops and programs — including writing workshops, open mic, book club, and meditation — are open to all members of the public whether or not they are participating in the center’s recovery-specific services.

They also offer NARCAN training for opioid overdose prevention, in-person or on Zoom.

See the full schedule of programming here:, where you can also see information about donating or volunteering with the center.

Book Announcement: The Petunias are Doing Amazing

The Petunias Are Doing Amazing: A Prison Journal and Plant Care Guide
Bushel hosts virtual monthly meetings of the Inside-Outside Study Group, co-founded by Bushel’s Thursday morning meditation facilitator Molly Yakusan Stevens. Inside-Outside fosters emotional and spiritual connections through prison walls. You can read about their doings here.  And definitely check out this book that has come out of the group: The Petunias Are Doing Amazing: A Prison Journal and Plant Care Guide, by Shane Pema Tenzin Marcantel. All proceeds go to the author’s reentry fund. 

SEEING THINGS poetry workshop publishes anthology

Bright Hill poetry workshop publishes new collection of poems

An opera singer, a veterinarian, an organic gardener, an oncologist, a college teacher, a golf course owner, a biologist, and fourteen other brilliant, hard-working people: what do they have in common? Poetry, of course, and the love of words led them to gather in person, then virtually, and now between the covers of Seeing Things: An Anthology of Poetry. The volume includes poems by both well known and newly published authors David Bachner, Robert Bensen, Rana Bitar, Diane Bliss, Jesse Hilson, Liz Huntington, Lynne Kemen, Annie Kuhn, Karen Miritello, Cicada Musselman, M. W. Piercy, Bertha Rogers, Liz Rosenberg, Pam Strother, Julie Suarez, Lexington Swartwood, Mary van Valkenburg, Julene Waffle, Vicki Whicker, Teresa Winchester, and Lisa Wujnovich.


Gifts from the Heart Store at Heart of the Catskills Humane Society Reopens

From Heart of the Catskills:
We’ve been busy giving the upscale thrift store a face lift and new look for our reopening! Due to the size of our wonderful little store and for a safer shopping experience, masks are required during your visit and we will be limiting the number of customers allowed in the store at one time. Please be patient if you are asked to wait to enter while another customer shops and checks out at the counter.


Support local Food Justice programs from The 607 CSA

Our partners at the607csa* have just launched three food-justice programs — one to subsidize CSA shares, one to support local food pantries, and one to donate to NYC programs that support healthy food for the city’s BIPOC communities. To read more and donate: *Bushel is a pick-up location for the CSA, but upstate residents who are not CSA members may order food from the a la carte menu at any time to pick up at Bushel the following Wednesday. Visit the website for more details:

6/19 @6pm: Juneteenth Delaware County JUSTICE RIDE FOR BLACK LIVES

This action is organized by Fair For All (FB link here.)

Delaware County
Juneteenth (Friday, June 19), 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Are you on the freedom side? Join us for a cross-county caravan in support of Black lives and racial justice on Juneteenth, which commemorates the day in 1865 when previously enslaved people in Texas learned of their emancipation.


June 14 March for Justice (Roxbury)

Sunday, June 14 at 3pm: March for Justice in Roxbury, NY

From the organizers:

“Bring a sign (no profanity, please). We will gather at the south end of Main Street, near Roxbury Wine and Spirits. Marshalls will guide us as we march north, peacefully and with respect for social distancing, along the east side of Main Street to the cemetery.

Marshalls will help us cross there, and we will walk south on the opposite side to Kirkside Park, where we will gather for reflection and speakers.

Everything will proceed with careful adherence to social distancing measures. Wear a mask.”

VOIX NOIRE: COVID-19 Relief for Black and Indigenous communities

Direct your support to Capitol Region-organized Voix Noire. From the website:

“If you are a Black or Indigenous person experiencing hardship during this pandemic, send an email to and include a social media profile link, zip code, delivery address for food/groceries and Cash App or Venmo links. Asks are fulfilled on a first-come first-serve basis and dependent on the resources available through community donations made.

If you are able to donate to the pool for COVID-19 relief you may give to our COVID FundFood Security Pool, or direct cash to Creighton’s Cash App or Venmo. Since March 29, 2020 we have distributed over $26,000 in relief to those affected by COVID-19. Your financial donations are needed to continue the work.”

Read more here:

New shared directory of local food businesses during COVID-19

Several organizations in the area are collaborating on ripeCommunity, a shared directory of food businesses serving the community during the COVID-19 crisis. The ripeCommunity directory is free, easy to use, and aggregates restaurants, farms, grocery stores, beverage, etc., all in one place. Businesses can update their own profiles which means up to date info on hours, products, ordering instructions, and food safety precautions.


Walton Solid Waste Management Facility: “Please store your recyclables”

[April 8, 2020]: A message from the Solid Waste Management Facility in Walton, NY: “We are asking for your help. Please store your recycled materials for the time being. Delaware County’s commitment to recycling remains strong and we will resume our rigorous recycling operation when we return to full staff. Thank you!” View the full March 20 service update here.