This Max Fleischmann was the son of Charles Louis, and nephew of the Max that owned our house. This Max stayed with either his parents or his brother, Julius right down the hill from the mansion stands, where the bonfire meadow and stone stage are now. Like his brothers, Max was an adventurer and explorer, [...]
The Winter Solstice: celebrated in essentially every culture world-wide since the Stone Age. Stonehenge, in the image, is one of the extraordinary monuments built to celebrate both winter and summer solstices. The word solstice is from Latin - sol for sun and sistere, for standing still. In this moment, the world seems to stop and [...]
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Regenerative Whole-Systems Planning Workshop Join us for the first in a trio of truly extraordinary workshops at Spillian, using the place itself as a living lab as we learn together how to thing in a deeply creative, connected, regenerative way about projects and places anywhere in the world as we imagine a master plan for [...]
Borcht for a wedding: food can be a powerfully creative way to connect family and traditions. Last weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting Boris and Cindy's wedding. Cindy's family is from Korea; Boris' family from the Ukraine. One of many delights of the weekend (the biggest by far being the wedding couple themselves!) was a [...]
Spillian and co-sponsor Writers in the Mountains invites all writers to Writing Myth, an afternoon workshop exploring a mythic space that has inspired writers and poets for more than a hundred years. It’s September in the Catskills, when changing leaves and the onset of chilly weather bring out the writer in all of us. On [...]
July and August, 2015 A glorious summer dinner series on Wednesday evenings at Spillian, celebrating the metaphor of Spillian through food. Starring the extraordinary Chef Chris McGee as he revels in the metaphors of Spillian through food -- celebrating forest, stream, meadow, mountain, sky -- the elements that create the unique terroir of Spillian and [...]
Spillian Sundays: Voices from the Catskills Returns February 1! -- soup. song. story. salon. -- feb 1 : godforsaken string band freshly-minted old-time, appalachian music from an andes-based band, with superb fiddle, rousing kazoo, and a chance to join in feb 22 : the seven maladies of ludwig van beethoven a brilliantly funny [...]