It has been 30 years since “Dirty Dancing,” the love story about the resort dance instructor Johnny Castle, played by Patrick Swayze, and a guest, Frances Houseman (Jennifer Grey), known as Baby, opened in theaters.
Although the movie was filmed in Virginia and North Carolina, it was set in the Catskill Mountains in Sullivan County, N.Y., in the 1960s. To toast the movie’s milestone, businesses in Sullivan County will host “Dirty Dancing” themed events the weekend beginning Friday, Aug. 11, while hotels in the area are offering packages that weekend.
Below is a sampling of the planned celebration:
Where to Stay
Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon has a “Time of Your Life” package, which includes two nights’ accommodations, daily breakfast and dinner, a live performance on Saturday night with songs from “Dirty Dancing,” an open-bar cocktail party Saturday evening and activities throughout the weekend, like bumper boat rides. The former dancer Jackie Horner, who consulted on the movie, will give a lecture Saturday afternoon about her time on the set. Rates start at $956 for two people, including tax and gratuities. Children 10 and under are $160, and those 11 to 16 are $210. Call 845-887-4880 to reserve.