Our Initial Summer Schedule!
We are busily putting the finishing touches on our calendar and reservation systems, and hope to have everything live in the next couple of days. But, in the meantime, here’s some of what’s in the works — much of it tentative for another week or so as we confirm with co-sponsors…
GRAND OPENING NIGHT
Friday, July 5: Fundraising Gala for the MARK Project (our amazing supporters and friends)
GRAND OPENING WEEKEND
Saturday, July 6: Great Gatsby Croquet Tourney with champagne and gin rickeys…
JULY 12-14 WEEKEND
Cow Appreciation Day
On Saturday the 13th (this is a national holiday!) Working with AgriForaging, Inc. and Lazy Crazy Acres, guiding us through a weekend about local food from farm to table.
JULY 15-19 FIVE DAY/ JULY 19-21 WEEKEND
Camp for Grownups
Come for five days, for the weekend, or for both for our first ever official ‘Camp for Grownups’ — all of the stuff you loved as a kid at camp, grown up style, plus really good food and drinks.
JULY 21-29 SEVEN DAY
Plein Air Painting Artist Week
Co-sponsored with Rosemary Farm Equine Sanctuary.
Painting, ponies, pastures, ponds…for beginning and pro artists, a week of painting and pointers in some of the spectacular bucolic spots in the Catskills.
AUGUST 2-4 WEEKEND
Prehistoric Myths and Contemporary Culture: Hunter/Gatherers and Farmers — An Imaginal Institute at Spillian
Led by scholar David Miller and with local grown and foraged food, we’ll explore how these very different ways of imagining how we interact with the landscape shape our lives. David is a brilliant thinker and teacher and highly sought after presenter. And Nicole Gray, our Culinary Curator, will be bringing food from farm and foraging to help us celebrate the metaphor.
AUGUST 5-9 FIVE DAY/AUGUST 9-11 WEEKEND
Camp for Grownups
Come for five days, for the weekend, or for both for our second ever official ‘Camp for Grownups’ — all of the stuff you loved as a kid at camp, grown up style, plus really good food and drinks.
AUGUST 12-16 FIVE DAY (Tentative)
Talk with the Animals, Walk with the Animals
In partnership with Rosemary Farm Equine Sanctuary plus other remarkable animal sanctuaries in the region, come and meet and volunteer and play with the animals and learn what you can do to change animals’ lives.
Leaping Over Tall Buildings
In partnership with NYC Parkour, a parkour weekend to explore who we move through the landscapes of our lives — literally and metaphorically learning to use what first looks like an obstacle as something to propel you forward.
AUGUST 19-23 TBD
Writing camp, tentative…check back for more info soon!
Birth of the Stumpf Fiddle
In partnership with The Orphic Gallery
Inspired by the work of Ed Potokar and his sonic totems, we’ll build wonderfully frivolous instruments called stumpf fiddles by day and by night be serenaded by Ed and some of NYC’s best avant garde musicians on his instruments. This event is a celebration of Ed’s show at the Orphic Gallery, with an opening reception July 5.
Celebrity Guest Chef Dinner Club evenings
Bacchus Club wine, ale, and spirits tasting evenings
More coming, but that’s a taste at least!
And, with all Spillian events, you will be given a permission slip that you can fill out for yourself if you decide you don’t actually want to participate but just want to sit and eat ice cream in bed or spend the day hanging out in a tree or whatever other non-participatory, giver yourself a real break event you’d like to do…