NARROWSBURG, NY — Narrowsburg author Vera B. Williams’ book, “A Chair for My Mother,” has been chosen as one of the 100 Greatest Children’s Books of the Last Century by the New York Public Library. “A Chair for My Mother” (1982) stands alongside 99 other classics such as Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” (1962), E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web” (1952), Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” (1963) and J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (1998). Read more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society will present local author Patricia Eakins and poet Bertha Rogers for “Animal Avatars: Real and Imaged Beasts,” a public reading of fiction and poetry at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main Street, on Saturday, December 14 from 3 to 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and small donations will be accepted at the door. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — WJFF Radio’s Holiday Show will make its return this year at the Delaware Youth Center, 8 Creamery Rd. in Callicoon at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 (with a snow date of Saturday, December 21). The show will feature live performances by Little Sparrow, The Human Lard Dog, Kathy Geary, Elizabeth Rose & Brewster Smith, Doug Rogers and the Hoy Polloy, Jeff Lackey, Dr. C and Janet Burgan. The show is produced by Maureen Neville, a WJFF volunteer and the acts will be introduced by a selection of WJFF on-air hosts. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Hawley hosted a weekend full of activities for young and old alike at its annual Winterfest celebration December 6 through 8. From breakfast with Santa at the Boathouse Restaurant to caroling and lighting a Christmas tree in Bingham Park, from horse-drawn carriage rides to a living Nativity at Hawley Methodist Church in town, from soup at the library to cider and sweets at Teeters Furniture, a good time was had by all.
MILFORD, PA — The Lea DeLaria Holiday Comedy and Music Special will be held on Friday, December 13 at 8 p.m. at the Historic Milford Theatre, 114 E. Catharine St. Tickets cost $30 per person.
DeLaria is featured in the new hit Netflix series “Orange Is The New Black” and starred on Broadway in “On The Town.” She was also the first lesbian performer to come out on live television on the “Arsenio Hall Show” in 1995. DeLaria was also the star of producer Scott Robbe’s Comedy Central special “Out There,” the first all-gay television show. Read more
BETHEL, NY — On Friday, December 13, the Dancing Cat Saloon will present Steven Schwartz and Antoine Magliano Unplugged. The two are seen weekly at the Saloon’s Thursday night Musicians’ Gatherings on elec-tric instruments, but this Friday they’ll switch to an acoustic-only performance at 8 p.m. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Dave McCracken and Karen Case Cook (first photo) sing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” in “Once Upon A Time: The Best Holiday Show Ever—Even If You’ve Seen Them All!” by DJM Productions Inc. at the Tusten Theatre on Saturday, December 7. The show was like nothing you’ve seen and featured singing, acting bits and dancing (with a few audience sing-alongs thrown in). It featured performers Melanie Boland, Dale Church, Karen Case Cook, Dave McCracken and Doug Spagnola, and special guest star dancers Paige Bodnar and Drake Eshleman (second photo). Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Local radio station WJFF 90.5 will air a special holiday program of highlights from area schools holiday concerts on Sunday, December 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. and again Sunday, December 29 at the same time. The program will also be available live by webstream or for later download online at www.wjffradio.org.
The holiday concert programs will feature selections from upcoming holiday concerts by the choirs and bands of schools across WJFF’s listening area, as well as interviews with some of the students and staff involved, and a few other special treats. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The ARTery Gallery at 210 Broad St. has invited top jewelers and fine crafters to show their creations during the holiday season, alongside paintings and photography by the members of the cooperative gallery. The artists’ exhibit runs from November 29 through January 5. A reception will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Getting the holidays off to a festive start, City Stage will present “Happy Holidays: A Spectacular Musical Revue” at the Milford Theatre on Friday and Saturday, December 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10, and will be available at the door. Read more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce presents “Trains on Main,” pulling into Livingston Manor for its sixth year. There will be handmade model trains on view in windows up and down Main Street. “Trains on Main” will be on display at the CAS Arts Center, Morgan Outdoors and other businesses around Livingston Manor through December 31. Read more
DAMASCUS, PA — The Damascus Community Cantata Choir and Friends will perform “The Night Before Christmas” by Joel Lindsey, Twila Labar and Daniel J. Smith on Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m. at the Damascus Manor United Methodist Church on Route 371 next to the Damascus School. Enjoy the choir, duets and solos as they sing the story of the real first night before Christmas. A free will offering will be received to cover expenses. A donation will also be sent to the Victims’ Intervention Program (VIP) in loving memory of Kristina Sue Adams. Read more
MILFORD, PA — One of Germany’s most prominent vocal groups, Clamus, will perform at the Milford Theatre at 5:30 p.m. on December 14. Calmus will perform seasonal music from the Renaissance through modern times. Read more
HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop presents its new 2013 holiday show, “A Christmas Carol,” at the Sullivan County Museum on Friday, December 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, December 14 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m. Read more
ROCK HILL, NY — Two distinguished senior blues legends were honored at the second annual Sullivan County Blues Festival at the Sullivan Hotel in Rock Hill by owner Randy Resnick. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents will host two holiday concerts in the Boiler Room of the Hawley Silk Mill at 7:30 p.m. Starting off on Friday, December 13, world-renowned vocalist and United States Cultural Ambassador and faculty member of some of the finest performing arts schools Dorothy Stone will present “Winter’s Musical Mélange.” It will feature a mix of holiday songs from various cultures, many classic repertoire and Broadway tunes. Tickets are available in advance at $18 a ticket or $22 at the door. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Cooperage Project will host its second annual Holiday Artisans’ Market on Sunday, December 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market will be on two floors with over two dozen talented regional artisans. Read more
ROCK HILL, NY — Join the Rock Hill Business & Community Association for the annual holiday festival on December 8 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Dutch’s Tavern. There will be a holiday market, free pony rides, refreshments, Santa arriving on a fire truck, photos with Santa, Christmas and Chanukah songs and annual Christmas tree lighting.
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MILFORD, PA — Celebrate the season with an authentic Christmas Tea at the Church of the Good Shepherd and St. John the Evangelist, located on the corner of W. Catherine Street on December 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last seating at 2:30 p.m.)
Enjoy a selection of breakfast, lunch and dessert options to sample—from scones and clotted cream, to brie and chutney, to cucumber sandwiches and biscotti. Vintage tea sets provide hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate with fresh cream and sugar. Children may choose from a separate menu. Read more