“Somewhere in the Catskills” Official Launch Workshop

The Old Stone House is super proud to launch it’s first-ever sketchbook program entitled “Somewhere in the Catskills.” Thank you to all who participated in the first of three workshops to guide participants in completing the project. The workshops are optional however, and anyone can participate in the project by registering and ordering a sketchbook of their own. If you live too far from the house, we welcome online participants to join the community discussion by posting works in progress at our facebook page, or using the Instagram hashtag #theoldstonehouse. To learn more and register, click to view our sketchbook page!

Sketchbook Art Program at Hasbrouck Old Stone House Gains Grant From DVAA

The Old Stone House of Hasbrouck, a regional arts and education center, has received a $630 grant through the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance to support a local sketchbook art program inspired by The Sketchbook Project, the national arts endeavor operated by the Brooklyn Art Library.

The funds will help defray some of the local program’s major expenses, including compensation for three workshop leaders and numerous art supplies.

The Sketchbook Project supports individual expression through personal “sketchbooks” of drawings, collages, photos, writings, and other works suitable for the printed page. The Old Stone House version, titled “Somewhere in the Catskills,” encourages participants to artistically explore the scenery, buildings, events and people that make our area so special.

Lecture/Presentation Series Begins

This week starts our fabulous new series of free lectures and presentations, all of them right here at the Old Stone House of Hasbrouck.

Jim Kile
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 7pm
Living History
Jim Kile, renowned throughout the Catskills (and well beyond) for his extraordinary beekeeping abilities, is a treasure trove of knowledge on just about everything, and everybody, hereabouts. He’ll chat about local families and their histories, and answer all your questions.

Lou Jawitz
Thursday Aug 7, 7pm
Pro Photo Tips & Tricks
Professional photographer Lou Jawitz shares his expertise, gained on assignment around the world for the country’s top photo magazines. Lean everything you need to know before clicking the shutter.

Wednesday, August 13, 7pm
Why Trotsky?
Isabel Rawich, local resident and scholar of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky, discusses her passion for the story of this remarkable man, and why people today need to know more about his ideas.

Thursday, Aug 14, 7pm
Recent Biology graduate Andrew Kolansky, who also studied Environmental Science, reveals the secrets behind growing vegetables in your own home...without soil. Learn about the systems he built himself, and how to avoid making mistakes.

Thursday, Aug 21st, 7pm
Save Money on Heating this Winter
Chris Campiglia, a cutting-edge expert on home-heating efficiency, explains how to save a bundle this winter without feeling chilly.