March Business After Hours
“A Mainstay on Main Street”
Thursday, March 26th
Catskill Community Center
344 Main Street
Catskill, New York
The mission of the community organizations occupying the building at this address has always been to provide youth services. The three-story building was originally built in 1902 as a YMCA with $40,000 (over $1 million adjusted for inflation) most of which was donated by local businessman and philanthropist Frederick N. DuBois. Thirty-seven years later another local businessman, Alex Grossman, spearheaded the effort in 1939 to re-purpose the building as a local branch of the Boys’ Club of America. A fire in 1957 destroyed the third floor but the Boys Club continued to provide youth-based services, later evolving into The Catskill Community Center.
According to current Community Center Board President Patrice Jenkins, the Catskill Community Center continues the mission established by earlier occupants.
“Our primary purpose continues to be to serve the needs and expand the horizons of Catskill’s youth. In addition to performing renovations to sustain the building’s legacy, we are also expanding our programming to include hosting community art projects in both the performance and fine arts, serving as an informational resource for community members, and initiating collaborative projects with other community service organizations. All our efforts are undertaken to help grow Catskill into a healthy 21st-Century community.”
The Center invites all Greene County business community members to the “After-Hours” event on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm to explore the history and future of the “Mainstay on Main Street.”
To RSVP, please call (518)943-4222 or email email@example.com