Friday, November 17, 2017

A Big THANK YOU to our Catskill Turkey Trot Sponsors!

The Friends of Beattie-Powers would like to thank the following companies and people for their generous support of our inaugural event. What we do together as a community makes a difference!

Gold Sponsors

Columbia Memorial Health


Joe's Garage Catskill

Silver Sponsors
  •      Gary Holder
  •      Ronnie McCue
Bronze Sponsors
  •      Rita Landy
  •      Nancy Ursprung
In-Kind Supporters

Thanks in part to our community support, we've given out over 100 free vouchers to local athletic directors in 4 schools. Email for questions about this event.

For more about The Catskill Turkey Trot - a 5K Run/Walk Benefiting Beattie-Powers Place, including how to register, see our event site! 

Curious about our course, check it out on MapMyRun.

Beattie-Powers Place, a park and a venue for lectures and music events, belongs to the Catskill Community "for the benefit of all" and is run by the Friends of Beattie-Powers, an official 501c3.  


Monday, November 13, 2017

Young piano virtuoso Domantas Karalius performs works by Bach, Chopin, Beethoven and Wuorinen, Sat., Dec. 2, 5pm

Suggested donation $10

We're delighted to welcome back pianist Domantas Karalius. His music studies began in his native Lithuania at 5, and continued at the prestigious M.K. Ciurlionis National School for the Arts in Vilnius, where he studied with Gabriele Kondrataite and Aidas Puodziukas, and at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Mr. Karalius currently studies piano with Benjamin Hochman at the Bard College Conservatory of Music. There, he was awarded the Toni and Martin Sosnoff Scholarship. Mr. Karalius has also been a first prize winner at many international competitions including the 2002 N. Rubinstein competition in France, the 2003 Cazarca Ligure international competition in Italy, the 2009 Klaveri Eriala Opilaste Koolidevahelisel Konkursil competition in Estonia, and the Kaunas Sonorum 2011 competition in Lithuania. In 2014, he won a YAMAHA Music Foundation of Europe award for piano performance. Please join us for an extraordinary evening of music with this talented young artist.

For reservations, email


Piano Sonata op.7 in E- flat major                    Beethoven

1. Allegro molto e con brio  
2. Largo, con gran espressione  
3. Allegro
4. Allegretto e grazioso

Etude No.10 Op.25 in b minor                          Chopin

Scherzo No.3, Op.39.                                       Chopin
The Blue Bamboula                                          Wuorinen

Monday, November 6, 2017

Our Year Ahead Depends on Friends Like You

We're appealing to the Angels among us!

Dear Friend,

For twelve years you have generously supported our mission to fulfill Mary Deane Beattie's bequest to Catskill. In this last year alone the Friends of Beattie-Powers offered 20 concerts and lectures, most of which were free. In the year ahead we want to offer more programs and more excitement. And, of course, still maintain the six-acre park as a refuge for Catskill and its increasing number of visitors. We need your continued support to make all this happen.

The Friends of Beattie-Powers have been an official 501c3 charity since 2005, when we assumed responsibility for the majority of costs for day-to-day management. We started with a neglected house and an overgrown park. Our events have increased enjoyment, while cutting costs to taxpayers to almost nothing (!) for this village-owned asset. We have done all this with volunteers, through sheer hard work, through fundraising, and through private donors like you.

We are now formalizing our fundraising efforts in three major areas to stabilize our finances and to make sure the next generation of Catskillians will enjoy our offerings - including major work on the house, improvements to the park grounds, and support for our free programming.

Your legacy gift in one of the categories noted below will be recognized in a meaningful way, to be announced at our Saturday, December 9 Holiday Party, from 3pm to 6pm at the house.

Friends of Beattie-Powers Angel Supporter Levels

Super-Friend                     Legacy                  Leasehold 
$5,000 and above           $2,500 - $5,000            $1,000 - $2,500     

                                 Grantor             Heirs to the Estate                     
              $250 - $1,000                $250      

Thank you for supporting our village treasure and helping us to sustain our legacy at Beattie-Powers Place.


Robert Hoven
President, Friends of Beattie-Powers

Please make checks payable to Friends of Beattie-Powers or donate here.

Or mail your checks to:

The Friends of Beattie Powers
P.O. Box 453
Catskill, NY 12414

For questions, feel free to contact me at: 

Next at bat: The Hot Stove League with MLB's John Thorn. Sat., Nov. 11, 2pm. Free

Bullpenning, Sabermetrics, and the Revenge of the Nerds
Major League Baseball's official historian is just back from the World Series, and will share his usual wit and wisdom with you at our annual Hot Stove get-together. If you haven't attended before, prepare to be astounded by his encyclopedic knowledge about America's game. Reservations at

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Join us for a fun run the entire family can enjoy this Thanksgiving!

The Catskill Turkey Trot is a 5K Run/Walk for the entire family to be held on Thanksgiving Day in Catskill, NY. Proceeds from this event will help support Beattie-Powers Place. As our readers know, Beattie-Powers Place is a park and a venue for lectures and music events, which belongs to the Catskill Community "for the benefit of all" and is run by the volunteer run 501c3, the Friends of Beattie-Powers. 
Special thanks you to the Village of Catskill for approving this race and to our current list of community sponsors: Joe's Garage Catskill, The Fortnightly Club, Ronnie McCue and Todd Whitley.
More About the Event:
The registration fee for this event is $20, which will go up to $25 the day of the event. Pre-registration will begin at 8am on the event day (11/23) at Joe's Garage at 443 Main Street in Catskill, NY. At 9am, the race will begin at the stop light and course to the end of the Point and back, cutting through the East Side Historic District past Beattie-Powers Place and then finishing on Water Street.

You can see our race course on MapMyRun.

In our inaugural year, everyone who participates will receive a custom race medal. T-shirts will not be available.

Have some family fun with us on Thanksgiving Day! Register Today!

For sponsorship details, contact


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Verlaine, Set in Song: The Bard Conservatory Vocal Arts Program, Sat., Oct., 21, 5pm. Free

Paul Verlaine's poetry provided the inspiration for songs by Fauré, Debussy, Varèse and others to be performed by graduate students from Bard's Vocal Arts Program, under the direction of famed Met soprano Dawn Upshaw. Reception follows performance. Reservations at