Photos by Carol Montana
LIVINGSTON MANOR (November 23, 2014) – The Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce and the Catskill Art Society will throw a grand opening party for “Trains on Main,” the annual holiday train spectacular, at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY from Saturday, November 29 from 1:00 –4:00 p.m.
Trains on Main is pulling into Livingston Manor for its seventh year. This nostalgic trip back in time features handmade model trains on view in windows up and down Main Street. To kick off our favorite local tradition, a special Grand Opening party will be held for you to see the miniature trains up close, talk to the model builders, and listen to live music from Paul Lounsbury and Friends.
At 1:00 p.m., model train maker Charlie Irace and speakers from the O&W Museum will gather for a talk at the Laundry King at 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. They will unveil the historical display of real train artifacts, gear, signage, clothing, and more. Their discussion will bring to life the evolution of train travel and its impact on Sullivan County life in its heyday.
At 2:00 p.m., the debut of the model trains at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY will resound with free candy for kids.
At 3:00 p.m., musician Paul Lounsbury and Friends will play a special set of songs inspired by the romantic train culture at the Laundry King. All ages are welcome for this rare set celebrating the timeless wonder of trains.
Bring the kids and enjoy this spectacular holiday treat. Trains on Main will be on display at the CAS Arts Center, Morgan Outdoors, and other businesses around Livingston Manor throughout December. Visitors can enjoy the show up close or looking in the windows even when closed to experience the magical nostalgia of the season.
Gallery hours at the CAS Arts Center are Thursdays – Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and Mondays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The CAS Arts Center is wheelchair accessible.
CAS will be closed on Thursday, December 25 for Christmas break and will remain open through Monday, December 29.