Catskill Community Center

STONE SOUP – CATSKILL

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to STONE SOUP – CATSKILL, a volunteer effort headed by Michelle Williams of the Mermaid Cafe and Bittersweet Ice Cream, which delivers a meal of soup and bread three times a week to people who have financial need or cannot leave home to get food. Thanks to you, we met our goal! 

The project is now accepting additional recipients in Catskill. If you would like to schedule Stone Soup deliveries, please fill out and return the simple request form at the Welcome to Catskill website. Request forms are also available from the Catskill Community Center Food Pantry on Wednesday afternoons between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m.

The Future of the Community Center

The Catskill Community Center has served the families of the Town of Catskill for many years, building on the legacy of the Catskill Boys and Girls Club, the Boys Club, and the YMCA going back to the early 1900s.

As our facility ages and as the needs of the community we serve change, the Board of Directors has decided to evaluate the current and future role of the Center.

In an effort to serve the Town of Catskill community effectively, the Catskill Community Center is exploring several options for its future operations. During this process, we will be gathering facts and information on a wide variety of subjects including existing and planned community programming, potential sources for continued funding of operations and best uses of the Community Center facility.

With that in mind, the Board of Directors will be analyzing the condition and value of the Community Center building with the possibility of listing it for sale on the real estate market. Once the Board of Directors collects all of this data, a decision will be made as to what the future operations of the Catskill Community Center will be.

We appreciate the community’s ongoing support of the Catskill Community Center and will continue to serve community members of all ages during this process.

Please refer all questions or inquiries to Jeff Friedman, President, at Jeff@catskillcommunitycenter.org or 518-719-8244.

Helping Our Community Stay Healthy

Our Youth Drop-In Center is closed until further notice, in order to observe good physical distancing and limit the exposure of young people to the Covid-19 virus. Please stay safe! Except for immediate family members in the same household, it’s best to keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and other people. We are reading that people who have no symptoms may still carry the virus and spread it to others without realizing they have it. Frequent hand-washing is helpful: here’s a video showing how to do it thoroughly to keep yourself and others safe. Wearing a mask helps protect the whole community. CCC can provide masks to people in need of them through our Food Pantry on Wednesday afternoons between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. These are beautiful masks sewn by the Masks4People volunteer project right here in Catskill.

Our Food Pantry makes boxed assortments of food available to those who need it on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Recipients are asked to come to the door, leaving 6 feet of distance between themselves and anyone else who is waiting, and a box of food will be brought out to them.

CCC is still planning for our annual Summer Recreation program for K-5 children in July and August, in the hope that the crisis will have eased enough by then for young people to gather. We will monitor the situation and adjust our planning as necessary, keeping the safety of our community as our top priority.

Currently, CCC is serving as one of twelve locations for students to pick up packaged lunches while the school is closed. Lunch pick-up at CCC, 344 Main Street, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, from the van parked in front of our building.

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344 Main Street, P.O. Box 389, Catskill, New York 12414

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 11 am to 4 pm

Phone: (518) 719-8244       

email:  office@catskillcommunitycenter.or