Greig Farm to host outdoor screening of Dirty Dancing

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey star in 1987’s Dirty Dancing (Artisan Entertainment)

Nostalgic for the days when the Catskills were the vacation destination of choice for families from New York City, before air travel became affordable to the masses? Or perhaps your collective cultural memory only extends back as far as iconic movies of the ’80s. Either way, a treat is in store for you at Greig Farm on Friday, August 31, when Upstate Films sponsors an outdoor screening of Emile Ardolino’s musical/love story Dirty Dancing. Set at a Catskills resort in 1963, the hit film stars Jennifer Grey as Frances “Baby” Houseman, who defies her bourgeois family to team up with mambo instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze).

The screening begins at dusk, but attendees are encouraged to picnic on the grounds beforehand. The Papa’s Best Batch Airstream food truck will be on hand to purvey its home-smoked edibles. Admission costs $10, $9 for seniors and students, $8 for Upstate Films members and kids under age 16. Tickets can be purchased online at in advance or at the gate. Greig Farm is located at 243 Pitcher Lane in Red Hook.