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Things to do in June in Sullivan County

Callicoon tractor paradeStep-by-Step Guide of things to do the first two weeks June in Sullivan County

Although summer does not start until the third week in June, the unofficial start of summer here in Sullivan County is Memorial Day, (although the weather hasn't really cooperated so far.) However I think warmer weather lies ahead, and June is when things really start happening in the Sullivan County Catskills.

So look no further than my comprehensive list of things to do in Sullivan County in June below of events and activities taking place in our region during the first two weeks June 2015. I have included my favorites, however a full calendar of events can be found here. I will follow up this post with things to do the last two weeks in June.

Here is a breakdown of what my list will cover:

a) All activities are in Sullivan County, NY.

b) Most are kid friendly, but for a few, it may be best find a babysitter for the evening.

c) They are a mix of indoor and outdoor, so even if the weather does not cooperate, you can still have some fun.

d) All are pretty inexpensive. You do not need to break the bank to have some fun in any of our towns.

e) I have also added a few nice spots to eat.

f) Farmers markets are every weekend throughout the summer in Callicoon, Jeffersonville, Livingston Manor, Rock Hill and Barryville. More information here.

June 4th

1)  Exhibit at Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. Riverfest: 25 Years. Billed as a "retrospective exhibit of approximately 50 posters from 25 years of Riverfest. Riverfest is a weekend event in Narrowsburg, it is best described as a cross between a street and country fair–an art and environmental festival featuring artists & artisans, stuff to do for the kids, live poster auction, live music and great food. This year's event takes place on July 26th, but the exhibit runs all through June. The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance is located on Main Street in Narrowsburg, and is a must stop if you are in the area.

Livingston Manor Arnold House2) Also on June 4th is Comedy Night at the Arnold House with headliner Joe Larson, and two other opening acts. For twenty bucks you can't go wrong. The Arnold House is another spot that you should absolutely check out if you are in the area.

June 5th

Farming with the kids at Apple Pond Farms 10-5 PM. This is a recurring event every Friday and Saturday until October. Kids do real farm chores, including milking goats, feeding chickens, collecting eggs, grooming horses, and harvesting from the garden. Other activities may include sheep shearing and information on renewable energy and how it relates to farming.

June 6th

Talk & Walk: Finger Lake Trail in the Catskills Rick Roberts, the Catskill Maintenance Coordinator for the Finger Lakes Trail will be leading the expedition. It is an intermediate hike.

June 7th

Sunday Brunch with Jazz: At the Dancing Cat.  A delicious brunch beginning at 11:00 with a side of jazz featuring Barry Scheinfeld & Revolving Friends. Menu and more information here

 June 8th

Moonlit Movie Mondays series–The Rocky Horror Picture Show!  At Bethel Woods Stage. Bring a blanket and dance to a cult classic as it celebrates 50 years. The Moonlight Monday series runs throughout the summer.

June 13th

Trout Parade Livingston Manor–A street fair and parade along Livingston Manor's promenade. Activities include stilt-walkers, performers from Catskill Puppet Theater, face painting, art activities, and much more.

June 14th

Callicoon Tractor Parade–Tractors old and new, large and small, parade down Main Street at 12 noon. After the parade, stay for the chicken barbeque and entertainment at the Delaware Community Center. Prior to the parade, the Callicoon Fire Department hosts its annual pancake breakfast. If you aren't at the tractor parade, you are missing out.

Stay tuned for next week's post which will cover the second half of June!

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