NARROWSBURG, NY — If it’s the fourth Sunday in July, it must be Riverfest in Narrowsburg. The popular music, art and environmental festival, now in its 26th year, will return to the river hamlet on July 24, celebrating the Upper Delaware River and all who inhabit the river valley, whether plant, animal, or human. Read more
The Weekend of Chamber Music, themed “We’ll Always Have Paris” this year, is back in town—or we should say, towns, as this annual mid-summer festival of world-class classical music takes place at locations all around our area, featuring not only concerts but opportunities to see musicians at work rehearsing and to hear them talk about their art. Read more
BETHEL, NY — Sometimes we may forget that Sullivan County is a diverse county. It’s so easy to stay in your town, your community, your corner of the county, and not break barriers and venture out. However, that’s not to say that such barrier-breaking is impossible. Proof of that was visible at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Saturday, when the most diverse crowd in Sullivan County came together as part of Dialogue2Change, an initiative of the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission and Everyday Democracy. Read more
My son, Sam, graduated from high school in June—ending his last, restless weeks of 12th grade and beginning his final summer vacation—that nebulous time between high school graduation and the start of his first year of college.
It is an uneasy, transitional time for us all. We are a close-knit family, and I know I will miss him a lot while he is gone. It will take some getting used to. Read more
In recent River Talk columns, we’ve been sharing images of species identified during the third Upper Delaware BioBlitz held at the Ten Mile River Scout Camp in the Town of Tusten, NY. The photos help to establish an important scientific record for the future of the region. But cameras also play a valuable role in fostering awareness of the beauty of our natural resources, as well as impacts or threats to them, such as littering and illegal dumping.
Photo enthusiasts have several opportunities to wield their cameras as tools for positive change—and prizes—in upcoming months. Read more
Okay, fine… I won’t sing, but I can tell you that there was plenty of fine singing going on at Bethel Woods the other night. I did indeed, have three plays and a concert on my schedule, so before heading out to the Pavilion on Saturday, (www.bethelwoods.org) I drove in the opposite direction (www.fbplayhouse.org) on Thursday and caught a performance of “The Addams Family” in Forestburgh. The entire clan was creepy, kooky, mysterious and ooky in the best of all possible ways. To read my full review of the show, visit www.riverreporter.com/artsandleisure. Read more
HASBROUCK, NY — People often ask, “What is art?” The answer, starting Sunday July 17 at The Old Stone House of Hasbrouck, is: “Who cares?” There will be an opening reception 1 to 4 p.m.
This new “art” exhibit features every terrible painting, dreadful photo and sleazy sculpture unearthed during this year’s spring cleaning. Read more
HANCOCK, NY — The Bernstein Bard Quartet will perform at the Hancock Town Square on Friday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of music that will wend its way through multiple eras and genres. Latin, swing, waltz, tango, reggae, world, pop tunes and more intermingle as the quartet adds its own imaginative interpretations and signature groove. Read more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society presents “what we hold close/what we let go,” an exhibition featuring artwork by Beth Heit, in the Elevator Gallery at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main St., from July 22 through August 28. There will be an artist’s talk and free opening reception on Friday, July 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. Read more
ELLENVILLE, NY — Shadowland Stages will present “Miracle on South Division Street” by Tom Dudzick, from July 15 to August 7 at the Shadowland Stages theatre, 157 Canal St. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Jeff JEMS will present the third in their summer series of events celebrating various ethnicities with “A Day in Italy” on Saturday, July 16. The festival will be celebrated at the Backyard Park, located at 876 Swiss Hill Rd. North and will include an Italian-style family picnic, an Italian accordionist, a master puppeteer who creates puppets and marionettes from found objects, a performance by the Delaware Valley Opera (DVO), demonstrations of the Italian art of pottery making and an Italian wine tasting. Read more
CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — Join the “Saturday Night Music Appreciation Society,” a concert to benefit The Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation, on July 16 at 7 p.m., with an evening of Americana, folk and bluegrass music featuring Suzy Arnowitz, a singer/songwriter who has performed in the bands Big Cow, Oxford Depot and Tin Roof. The concert will be held in the Pavilion at D&H Canal Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Rd. (just off Route 209). Read more
MILFORD, PA — Pike County Chamber of Commerce will present an evening of laughs and entertainment at the fourth annual Pike Chamber’s Comedy Night on Friday, July 15 at 9 p.m. (doors open 8 p.m.) Featured comedians will be John Pizzi (jokes, magic and ventriloquism and “America’s Got Talent” finalist) and Buddy Fitzpatrick from HBO. There will be a cash bar.
The show costs $20. To make reservations visit www.pikechamber.com and purchase them online or call 570/296-8700.
LIBERTY, NY — Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation Department announces a free summer concert by the Swing Shift Orchestra on Liberty Main Street Stage on July 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. The stage is located downtown on North Main Street. Admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. For more information visit www.townofliberty.org or call 845/292-7690.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society’s Plain Speaking Summer Series will present a recreation of life in the 1700s on Friday, July 15 at 5 p.m., led by the Kehagias Family.
This program is child-friendly, and includes music and costumes from the period. Listen to violins and singing and learn what life was like 250 years ago. The series is free and open to the public.
This series continues every Friday through August 26 at 5 p.m. at the main museum, 810 Main St. For more information visit www.WayneHistoryPA.org or call 570/253-3240.
MONTICELLO, NY — The Latino Alliance of Sullivan County will host the county’s first Hispanic Heritage Festival on Sunday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place outdoors at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 10 Jefferson St.
Festivities will include music, stilt walkers, face painting, dance demonstrations, children’s activities, and a vast array of vendors. Traditional Latino cuisine will be offered free at scheduled times and sourced through local businesses. The event, including free sampling of Latin food, is free of charge. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) will welcome back the group exhibition “Art in Bloom” this weekend. Local flower arrangers will create live floral displays inspired by the paintings or sculptures of local artists, which will then be shown together in the Krause Recital Hall, on the second floor of the DVAA building, 37 Main St. This combination of art and flowers is on view for one weekend only due to the perishable nature of the plant life. Read more
|Fri., Jan. 15||New West Guitar Group at Harmony Presents in the Hawley Silk Mill|
|Sat., Jan. 16||Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line at Harmony Presents|
|Tue., Jan. 19||Dharma the Wonder Dog @your library|
|Wed., Jan. 20||Country Voices Poetry group reading|