Our vision is an open and engaged community in the Central Catskills.
The Pine Hill Community Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of the people in the Central Catskills Region by providing community-building activities that nurture creativity and life-long growth.
We provide a vibrant, welcoming and comfortable space for all. It is our goal to help strengthen the economic vitality of our region, cultivate appreciation for our unique history and natural assets, and to provide excellence in programming in order to best meet the needs of our diverse communities.
Our Core Values are:
Community, Integrity, Fun, Excellence and Respect.
Good news - we will be open on Sundays from 10am – 2pm , at least during the summer. Stop by, have some coffee and shop in our arts and crafts store and check out the Unexpected Treasures thrift store. Maybe even have a game of pool or table tennis – foosball, even.
It could have been a very difficult year, one that shakes the foundations of a grassroots organization like the Pine Hill Community Center: the winter was brutal and relentless, the negative effects of Irene have continued to linger, and our Director was on an extended leave of absence due to illness. But our foundation stood solid, because our foundation is you. With your continued and generous support, with your participation and presence, the Pine Hill Community Center has not only endured but thrived.
We are thankful for having been the recipient of the proceeds for the annual Phoenicia Turkey Trot event; we hosted a successful blood drive, which was a first for us; we served over 55 individual children at our Kool Kamp for Kool Kids; our Saturday Kid Stuff programs continued, including a very enjoyable and popular Circus Arts Program taught by a professional clown; and in general we have continued the high quality programming which has gained us the support and respect of people like you!
We are open six days a week with over 20 regularly scheduled events which can be accessed for free or for a minimal charge. Because you have been here to make us what we are we continue to be here as a resource for you, responding to your needs with new programs such as Tuesdays Together for toddlers and caretakers, a Yiddish Conversation Circle and writing programs through Writers in the Mountains.
We are bound to have our challenges here in these mountains, but the Community Center proves that difficult times can be met if only we would stand and work together. When our foundation is a whole community then our foundation is stable.
Won’t you, then, help us to continue the work we have set before us, the work of creating an open and engaged community in the Central Catskills, by making a tax-deductible donation today?
Your gift will automatically make you a Member in good standing, which provides you with an opportunity to be more intimate with the organization, nominating and electing Board Members and working with them to help make the Center all that it can be in these coming years. With your help this great and unique resource will continue for generations to come.
We are offering, as part of our Active Seniors program, an excellent T’ai Chi class. It meets on Thursday mornings at 9 am, and it costs only $2.50 per class.
T’ai Chi is particularly beneficial for Arthritis related symptoms of pain, stiffness and weakness in the muscles and joints, it is quite enjoyable and inspiring. It is a practice that, over time, unifies the body/mind/spirit and imparts harmony, balance, strength, focus and a calming peace of mind. Part of PHCC’s Active Senior program. $2.50. Celeste Graves-Hoyal has been trained and certified by the Arthritis Foundation to teach Sun style T’ai Chi.
Participation in this excellent program has dwindled of late, and unless we get more people we will have to cancel it. We’ll hold three more classes and then evaluate what to do next. But if you think that this class would benefit you or someone you know, act now to ensure that it will continue.
Pine Hill Community Center’s Annual Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, July 13 at 1 pm. Hear about our recent activities and our plans for the future; suggest new board members, learn about volunteer opportunities and share refreshments with your fellow supporters of the Community Center.
Tuesdays Together with Elly Wininger on Tuesday July 1, 9:30 -11 am. Music for the little ones – newborns through 5-year olds and their caretakers. Music, songs, instruments, rhythm and dance . It’s the best playdate around, and it’s free. Please join us for a musical morning. It’s amazing how even the tiniest tots respond to music.
Pine Hill Community Center will be closed on Friday, July 4, but open on Saturday with Coffee’s Ready, Great shopping in the Arts and Crafts and the Unexpected Treasures Gift shop, and Super Saturday for kids and families – pool, foosball, table tennis and arts and crafts -with Francesca Warnes. Coffee’s Ready from 10:30 am – 5 pm, Super Saturday 1:30 – 4 pm.
Catskill Cabaradio, our own live broadcast variety show comes to you on Saturday, June 14th. The best pot luck dinner you’ll find anywhere (especially if you bring your own special dish) begins at 6:00pm. The lights dim and the show, broadcast live on WIOX Community Radio, 91.3 FM (or streaming at wioxradio.org), begins at 7:pm. Saturday’s family friendly show features musical guests Barbara Dempsey and DeWill Nelson, interviews with MaryAnn Migliorelli Roloson, of the farm stand and James Krueger. (Migliorelli”s will provide yummy trivia prizes as well. ) Also on hand will be mother and daughter poet and writer Valerie and Lois Linet; Of course Dorothy Greenberg will be fielding questions that Your Mother Should Know. Elly Wininger, Dave Kearney and the Pine Hill Playboys fill out the bill with music for a summer’s night.
Writers in the Mountains will present its popular Journaling class on Tuesdays, 10 am – noon, taught by Leah Schiff.
July 8 – August 12, at the Pine Hill Community Center, Main St., Pine Hill, NY
This class is for the novice and veteran journal keeper alike.
Participants will write weekly and share their work with the class.
To register, call Jean Stone at (607) 326-4802, or e-mail her at email@example.com. To register online, visit writersinthemountains.org. To benefit from the early registration fee of $60, register and pay by June 17. Class fee is $75 after that.
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Come garden with us – meet at 10 am on Sat. at the Center. We may have our first harvest – many hands make light work, and the results will be delicious.
Good things are already growing in the garden. And Andrew Messinger, our own garden guru will be at the gardens on Sat. at 10 am to assist with planning, learning, and, yes, weeding. We need to get the pea netting up; thin the greens (think salad for dinner!) ; plant more greens; get the beets and carrots seeded, and the cabbage and kale planted. What would you like to add ? This is your garden, so think about what you’d like to have on your family table this sumer and fall. Beans, cukes, squash, peppers, eggplant, tiny taters? All is possible, but you have to ask and plant (and, yes, weed).
The soil in the south garden needs to be amended and fed. (This is a great chance to find out what this means and why it’s important.)
All are welcome – everything is free. Andrew is donating his considerable expertise and all the materials.