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Scheduled Events


Vendor Market

11am - 5pm
Main Street
Main Street Merchants along with local makers, beekeepers and food vendors will be offering honey and beeswax related products and food items.


Main Street PARADE

FREE EVENT
LINE UP 3:15pm - 3:30pm
PARADE 3:30pm - 4pm
Good ol' family fun complete with a marching band! Everyone is welcome to join the parade. Line-up takes places at 3:15pm in the Narrowsburg Union parking lot, 7 Erie Avenue.
COME DRESSED AS A BEE!


Panel Discussion

FREE EVENT
11:30am - 12:30pm
Tusten Theater
210 Bridge Street

A panel of bee experts discuss beekeeping, gardening and the current problems facing bees and other pollinators. Guest speakers include Kelley Edkins, founder of Honey Bee Herbs; Anthony Planakis (Tony Bees), retired NYPD Detective and swarm catcher; Chris Harp, "the Bee Doctor" and co-founder of HoneybeeLives.com; and Meg Paska, beekeeper, farmer and author of "The Rooftop Beekeeper." This event will be moderated by John Nordstrom, Co-Host of WJFF Catskill Radio's weekly Farm and Country show.


GARDENING FOR HONEYBEES

FREE EVENT
1:30 - 2:15
Maison Bergogne
226 Bridge Street
Grai St. Clair Rice from Honeybeelives.org will be sharing her wealth of experience and knowledge as a natural beekeeper and gardener on how to develop honeybee and pollinator-friendly gardens.

Grai St. Clair Rice is a co-founder of HoneybeeLives based in the Hudson Valley. HoneybeeLives teaches organic beekeeping with a Biodynamic influence in New Paltz and Brooklyn, and encourages the public to raise their awareness and become proactive for pollinator health. Rice is also a writer/photographer/filmmaker based in her hometown of NYC. She describes herself as a city girl with a country heart. Rice lectures on gardening for honeybees, and co-teaches some of the beekeeping classes. She is working on two different books about honeybees and beekeeping.


FILM INSTALLATION

FREE EVENT
11am - 5pm
Maison Bergogne
226 Bridge Street
El espíritu de la colema (The Spirit of the Beehive)
Experience this masterpiece of Spanish cinema, directed by Víctor Erice in 1973, within a site-specific installation devised by Maison Bergogne and The Gadarene Blind. The 95 minute film will be presented on a loop from 11 A.M. - 5 P.M. throughout the Honey Bee Fest, and we invite guests to enter this curious space with wide-eyed, childlike wonder. 

Selected excerpts from La vie des abeilles (The Life of Bees), a poetic treatise on bees and the human condition, authored in 1901 by expert beekeeper Maurice Maeterlinck will also be on view in both French and English.


NARROWSBURG Farmer's Market

FREE EVENT
11am - 4pm
Narrowsburg Union
7 Erie Avenue
The Narrowsburg Farmer's Market returns with a special Honeybee Fest edition, complete with fresh fruits, veggies, flowers, entertainment and hot food!


 Children’s Bee Arts & Crafts

FREE EVENT
Noon - 2pm
Main Street Observation Deck
Bee-inspired crafts for both kids and adults! Bee inspired!


Buzz like a bee!
COMMUNITY CLASS & BUILD YOUR OWN BUZZ PROJECT

FREE EVENT
10:30am - 11:15am
Narrowsburg Union
7 Erie Avenue
A Community Class & Build Your Own Buzz project (All Ages) With Susan Pereira-Mendoza of Chi Hive Studio. A mindful exploration to experiencing the vibrational sound, sound waves, produced by bees wings. We’ll build our own buzzing tool and also use our bodies to create a vibrational tone that can also be used as a tool for healing and focus! This class will involve a fun craft activity and will be accompanied by a mindful movement practice and sit!!


Bee INSPIRED DANCE and OPEN HOUSE

FREE EVENT
11:30am - 12:30Pm
Narrowsburg Union
7 Erie Avenue
Bee Inspired dance performance and Open House for The Catskill Dance Company with Isabel Braverman, Corinna Grunn and students.


Squirrel and the bee Bakery
pop up cafe & Baking DEMONSTRATION

11am - 4pm
Narrowsburg Union
7 Erie Avenue
Michelle Retik, owner of the Squirrel & The Bee will be bringing her amazing and delicious baked good that are grain-Free, gluten-Free, refined sugar Free to Bee Fest! She will also demonstrate how to make Pumpkin Scones with honey and almond Flour.


BEEKEEPING CLASS

FREE EVENT
1-2pm
Narrowsburg Union
7 Eire Avenue
Local beekeeper and President of the Northeast PA Beekepers Associaction Charlie Kinbar will lead a 1-hour "crash course" in beekeeping basics. Charlie is a former NYPD Detective, PA State Beekeeper Inspector and VP of the PA State Beekeepers Association. With over 25 years of experience his knowledge of bees and beekeeping is exceptional so if you are interested in keeping bee this class is not to be missed!


HONEY Harvest Demonstration

FREE EVENT
2-3pm
Narrowsburg Union
7 Erie Avenue
Local beekeepers Susie Forzano Norton and Richard Norton of Cackletown Honey in Narrowsburg will demonstrate how honey is harvest from honeycomb. If you ever wondered how beekeepers get honey out of the comb then here's your chance! It's fun and exciting to watch, tasty too.


"BEE PEOPLE" MOVIE

FREE EVENT
1pm - 3pm
Tusten Theater
210 Bridge Main Street
"Bee People" is not just a documentary—it's an adventure! Join Gregg McMahan, Colorado's own "Bee Guru" and Tony "Bees" Planakis, NYPD's go-to beekeeper, as they share extraordinary insight and take viewers on an unforgettable ride. This film, appealing to fans of nature and all things green, is also full of incredible people and compelling events that turn it into a thrilling adventure. Shot on a Nikon DSLR and a dream, producers David Knappe and Leslie Ellis ("TV and Beyond: Cable at 60") take viewers on an epic journey.


Bee MOvieS at the Narrowsburg Union

FREE EVENT
BEE MOVIE
12pm - 2pm

FREE EVENT
Tales from the Hive (PBS Nova Special)
2pm - 3pm

FREE EVENT
Bee People (re-screening)
3pm - 5pm

Narrowsburg Union
7 Erie Avenue


Book Signings and READINGs!

FREE EVENT
5pm
One Grand Books
60 Main Street
Megan Paska author of The Rooftop Beekeeper, A Scrappy Guide to Keeping Urban Bees with be doing a reading and signing copies of her lovely book at One Grand Books. 

FREE EVENT
11am - 5pm
River Gallery
8 Main Street
Author Marisa Scheinfeld will signing copies of her book The Borscht Belt at the River Gallery - The Art of Living throughout the day.


OBSERVATION HIVE

FREE EVENT
1pm - 5pm
The Mews - Main Street
Stop by as say HI to the bees and see them in action!


MeAD TASTING & Seminar

FREE EVENT
Noon - 3pm
Narrowsburg Fine Wines and Spirits
44 Main Street
Mead or Honey Wine is one the world's oldest fermented beverages, pre-dating beer. Stop in for a free tasting and seminar on this delicious, refreshing and often overlooked wine made with honey. 


BUTTERFLY AND POLLINATOR SEMINAR

FREE EVENT
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Community Garden (behind the Library)
198 Bridge Street
Ed Wesely, head of the Butterfly Barn in Millville, PA, will be on hand to discuss the vital importance of butterflies, bees and other pollinators, along with gardening tips on how to attract them to your neck of the woods.


HONEY-INSPIRED FOOD AND DESSERTS

Local restaurants will feature honey-inspired dinner and dessert menus in honor of the amazing honeybee. Simply beelicious!
MORE INFO COMING SOON



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to our sponsors for their generous support!