NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance presents the iconic folk-rock pair Aztec Two-Step at the Tusten Theatre on Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m. The concert kicks off DVAA’s spring cultural series.
Aztec Two-Step will perform a “Classic Duos” concert of songs by Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers, in addition to their own acoustic folk-rock classics.
For more than four decades, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have been writing and performing songs that helped make their generation’s musical memories, all the while inspiring a generation of young singer-songwriters. Read more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society (CAS) presents “SHHH! CAS Silent Auction Benefit,” an exhibition of work by local artists to benefit the CAS Arts Center. Visitors can bid on and win exhibited works of art to take home on the day the exhibition closes. A free opening reception is on Saturday, May 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibition runs through May 25. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents will host one of Northeast Pennsylvania’s favorite bluegrass bands, the Coal Town Rounders, on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boiler Room at the Silk Mill. This hard-driving four-piece traditional bluegrass band is made up of mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass and tight harmonies. The band draws influence from all types of old-time string bands, bluegrass standards and some modern tunes. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Milford Music Festival Committee announces the dates for this year’s event. This year’s three-day borough-wide music festival will begin Friday evening on June 27 and continue through Sunday afternoon June 29. The majority of the bands play on Saturday, June 28. Saturday is when the Jorgenson’s Dimmick Inn will once again have its famous Block Party. The bands will be announced soon on www.milfordmusicfest.org. Read more
REGION — Under the new artistic direction of two celebrated artists, composer Andrew Waggoner and his wife, cellist Caroline Stinson, the 2014 Weekend of Chamber Music (WCM) season is well underway, beginning with “Carrie’s Teas,” free, private in-home events in April and May, hosted by enthusiastic fans who want to introduce WCM to their friends. Read more
Well, it finally happened. After getting an iPawd and my own social networking page (www.facebook.com/DharmaTheWonderDog), the fine folks at The River Reporter have finally wised up and decided to let me take over from you-know-who and write a decent column for a change. Since I have my paws firmly on the ground, I’m thinking of calling it “The Waggin’ Train,” but we’ll have to see how HE handles the news before the fur flies. Read more
Once again, the streets of Pine Bush, NY were lined with folks scanning the skies for evidence of extraterrestrial life, as the 2014 Pine Bush UFO Fair unfolded on Saturday, April 26. Showcasing an “Out of This World Car Show” and scores of street vendors, food booths and performers, the event drew more than 5,000 people who showed up to participate in the schedule of events that included live music in the gazebo, performance artists, a “Martian Art Show and Reception” and guest speakers and lectures held throughout the day. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Wayne County Area Agency on Aging’s Marie Alexander and Carleen Faatz traveled to Waymart to present a program called Healthy Steps for Older Adults “Falls Prevention.” This program is a part of the Primetime Health program written by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. The program is designed to help those who are 50 years of age and older take better care of themselves, stay healthy and prevent falls. The group learned how to make their homes safer, eat more healthily and what questions to ask their physicians. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — A new Caregivers Support Group will start shortly in Sullivan County. It is sponsored by the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with volunteers and staff at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility in Liberty. The purpose of the support group is to provide an opportunity for family members and caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or related disorders to meet and develop a mutual support system among people who really understand what they are going through because they’ve been there too. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — May is Mental Health Month, and in recognition of the importance of informing the public on how to protect behavioral health and promote general wellbeing, Bon Secours Community Hospital will host an all-day Behavioral Health Family Fun Fair. The festive event will take place from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, in the hospital’s parking lot outside 160 East Main St. and will feature free refreshments, musical entertainment, valuable demonstrations, dietary and therapy information and handouts. Read more