Feel the excitement of the Catskills from the comfort of your own home through virtual experiences hosted by attractions throughout the region. From history lessons to inspiring artwork, you’ll discover interesting locations and join conversations virtually—providing a unique opportunity to truly learn about a place before planning a future visit.
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Take a tour of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site‘s virtual gallery to see paintings, writings, and more by Thomas Cole, artist and founder of the Hudson River School of Art. You can also listen to Sunday Salon lectures with notable art scholars, and Curators’ Talks, which feature information about the site’s exhibitions. For an at-home activity perfect for all ages, download their coloring pages featuring the view from Cole’s porch.
Woodstock Film Festival
Through the Woodstock Film Festival‘s Virtual Films and Conversations program, you can join virtual talks with film industry leaders. Each conversation features a different topic, and showcases a wide variety of films. Register online and watch via Zoom—they are also included on the Woodstock Film Festival’s website following the live discussion.
Hanford Mills Museum
Tune in to the Hanford Mills Museum Facebook page each Wednesday at 11 a.m. for their What I Learned Wednesdays live demonstration. The topic each week varies, and viewers are encouraged to ask questions and send ideas of items to discuss. Luke Murphy, the education coordinator at Hanford Mills Museum, leads the Facebook Live events. Some of the previously featured topics include Make-Your-Own Fossils, Pollution, and Renewable Power.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Channel your creativity by making vision boards, drawing while listening to music, and singing along to a musical performance with Bethel Woods Center for the Arts‘ online offerings. For a historical perspective, view the online archive at the Museum at Bethel Woods to see photos and videos from the 1969 music festival, and get a glimpse of what it would’ve been like to attend the historic event held more than 50 years ago.
Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course
Explore Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course through Facebook Live. See the surrounding mountains and take a virtual tour of the property on a Bumblebee ride, Sunny Hill’s off-roading vehicle! They are also featuring live virtual concerts and quiz games via Facebook Live. Events are posted in advance via Facebook and take place periodically.
Until it’s safe to travel again, take a virtual trip to the Catskills.