Festival Site Updates
August 27, 2018
Pre-Feast Sabbath services
If you won't be attending the Sabbath of Sept. 22 at the Villa Roma Resort, find out which locations in the area will have services that Sabbath in Pre-Feast Sabbath Locations.
August 16, 2018
Villa Roma meal packages
The Villa Roma Resort has provided a form for Church of God Meal Packages. These meals include sit-down dinners and breakfast buffets in the Main Dining Hall on the third floor. They’re aware of our dietary restrictions and understand if we need to remind them to refrain from serving certain items (see their current online menu).
Each participant will pay the resort directly, according to the instructions on the form. The deadline to sign up for any of these options is Friday, Sept. 14. The lower-priced lunch buffet option mentioned on the form can, nevertheless, be arranged separately from these meal packages via the contacts noted therein.
Additionally, the Roman Garden Café restaurant on the first floor remains open until relatively late at night.
Reminder: The Church is planning for two luncheons: the seniors' luncheon (Wednesday) and the Last Great Day luncheon (Monday).
August 3, 2018
The deadline for the West Point Military Academy and Times Square trips is just two weeks away, Friday, Aug. 17. This is also the deadline for the seniors' luncheon and the Last Great Day luncheon. There's still plenty of room for all these activities, especially the Times Square Trip (Gulliver's Gate and more). Remember, it's first come, first served, so act quickly!
Also, the opening night service will be at 7 p.m. This was updated today.
Kevin Epps, Festival coordinator
July 2, 2018
Activity schedule and information
There will not be services at this site on the Day of Atonement, but there will be Sabbath services on Sept. 22, prior to the Feast. Here are the arrangements:
Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m.
Villa Roma Resort
356 Villa Roma Road
Callicoon, NY 12723
May 23, 2018
Villa Roma Resort housing update
The housing brochure incorrectly states that the Villa Roma Resort 2-bedroom suite is $160 per night. The correct price is $163 per night. For more information, you can view the corrected housing brochure, or go to villaroma.com.
April 13, 2018
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This will be our first Feast in the Catskills—at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center in Callicoon, New York (about 6 miles outside of Pennsylvania). Church services will be held in the Forum, a spacious room with well-designed acoustics for church services and free nightly entertainment.
Resort housing includes one- and two-bedroom suites (with and without kitchens) and traditional rooms (without kitchens). All rooms have refrigerators, full-size or mini (height 30+ inches). If needed, one can bring a hot plate, electric skillet, etc.
Resort dining includes the Main Dining Room, Roman Garden Café (open late), Eleanor’s Italian Kitchen, Cappuccino Bar (offering Starbucks coffee), Beechwoods Bar and Grill, Dolce’s Ice Cream Parlor, Marty’s Lounge, Mezzanine Bar, and Pool Grill (weather permitting).
Resort activities are horseback riding, go-karts, bumper boats, indoor pool, outdoor pool (weather permitting), sports complex (bowling, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, fitness center), 18-hole PGA golf course and more. There’s also a salon, spa, kinetics, boutique and gift shop. Resort-sponsored day/night care service for kids is available.
Two family-friendly outings are under consideration: a West Point Military Academy tour (about an hour and 40 minutes away) and a visit to Gulliver’s Gate, an interactive exhibit in New York City’s Times Square (about two hours away). A potential concurrent Times Square event is the National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey.
Fragrance-controlled room available: To be determined.
Tax rate for accommodations: 13 percent.
Closest airport: Stewart International Airport (SWF), 64 miles. Coach buses to/from resort.