HAWLEY, PA — Sarah Blacker, recently named Female Performer of the Year in the New England Music Awards and International sell-out, will take the stage at Harmony Presents in the Hawley Silk Mill on September 21 at 7:30 p.m. Often compared to legends like Joni Mitchell and Regina Spektor, Blacker isn’t afraid to push the creative envelope and experiment with techniques. Blacker has shared stages with Rusted Root, Paula Cole, The Wood Brothers, Sara Bareilles and Anais Mitchell. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The public is invited to attend a traditional barbeque dinner using the original Cornell University chicken recipe, with an old-fashioned dance to follow, on Saturday, September 28. Dinner is 6 to 7 p.m. and dancing is 7 to 10 p.m. at Bridle Hill Farm on 190 Hemmer Rd. This Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County fundraiser will be one of many centennial celebration events offered this year and next. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance in Narrowsburg will host five, three-hour “Figure Drawing” sessions on September 28, October 5, 12, 19 and 26 in the Recital Hall at the DVAA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sessions are open to all artists. Easels and chairs will be available. Drawing materials will not be provided. No photography. You must register by September 14. A minimum of six participants is needed to run the sessions. The cost is $50 per person for all five sessions. The class is hosted by Kara Yeargans and Johan Sellenraad. Call the DVAA at 845/252-7576 to register.
SWAN LAKE, NY — Sullivan County’s largest corn maze will open on Saturday, September 14 for Maze Madness 2013 at Cunningham Family Farms.
There are several stations placed throughout the maze. If you can visit them all and complete the maze you’ll be entered to win a bonus prize. New this year is the Lost Irishman’s Mine for treasure-seekers. Find your fortune by panning for gold and gems in the sluice. A handy identification card and bag are provided for your riches. You never know what you’ll find. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The actress, comedian, author and playwright Jenny Allen, a cancer survivor, will bring her acclaimed one-act play “I Got Sick Then I Got Better” to The Cooperage for a single performance on Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. Read more
MILFORD, PA — On Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Manhattan Symphonie, led by conductor and violinist Gregory Singer, will become the first professional symphony orchestra to ever play at the historic Milford Theatre. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Grey Towers National Historic Site, where the father of the conservation movement, Gifford Pinchot, and his family introduced modern forestry and other sustainable practices to America, the concert is called Nature in Music. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Chapter 36 of the Northeast Pennsylvania International Harvester Collectors Club will hold its 8th annual tractor show and tractor pull on Sunday, September 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, with the tractor pull scheduled for 9 a.m. All brands of tractors are welcome. Admission is free, although donations are welcome. There will be vendors and a concession stand. Because the bridge by the fairgrounds entrance is closed, cars and light trucks can access the fair’s parking lot from the covered bridge on Route 191. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Free music, free open house, lectures, guest speakers, food and family fun are planned for September 19 to 22, as the U.S. Forest Service commemorates the 50-year anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s dedication of the ancestral home of agency founder Gifford Pinchot at Grey Towers National Historic Site. Read more
More often than not, I have such a wide variety of events to attend here in the Upper Delaware River Valley during any given week that it is sometimes perplexing as to how I will tie them all together with a neat bow when I sit down to write. Music, art, theatre and fundraisers, with a party thrown into the mix, do stimulate, but are frequently at opposite ends of the spectrum and challenge the thought process, as my fingers fly across the keyboard. The past few days were no exception and (figuratively) provided a mixed bag. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys, a national bluegrass band on the rise, will open the Tusten Theatre’s fall season on Saturday October 5 at 8 p.m. With the Railroad Boys, Mat Kane (violin), Bobby Ristau (upright bass) and Sten Isachsen (mandolin), Gaudet, the lead guitarist and singer, anchors his songs in classic roots music with a driving style firmly rooted in Americana. Read more
I’ve been a little obsessed with garbage over the past few months. Oh, I am a dedicated composter and I recycle, avoid single-serve plastic bottles and reuse glass jars and bottles for food storage and pickling. I repair and repurpose things and try to make them last. But recently, I opened an informational door that brought it all into a more global perspective. Here’s what I learned from the 2012 report “Unfinished Business: The Case for Extended Producer Responsibility for Post-Consumer Packaging,” published by the non-profit As You Sow (www.asyousow.org). Read more
Jane Blake’s highly saturated silk paintings will be exhibited side-by-side with the lustrous Raku ceramics of Carolyn Duke in a show titled “Color," which will open with a reception on Friday, September 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Alliance Gallery at the Delaware Arts Center in Narrowsburg. The exhibit will be on view through September 28. Read more
Herons in our region can be found just about anywhere there is water. Lakes, ponds and rivers all have the potential of providing good habitat for herons as well as other aquatic bird species. Herons are hunters, and their diet consists mostly of fish, with some amphibians, insects and even small mammals rounding out the fare. Herons are somewhat shy of humans and will fly off if approached too closely by persons on foot, or in watercraft. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — “Volunteer Firefighters: Heroes Among Us,” featuring photographic portraits and interviews highlighting the complex day-to-day experiences and unique roles of local firefighters, opens Friday, September 6 in the LOFT gallery at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The show, created by Ellen Bay and John Dzwonar from Milanville, PA, runs through Saturday, September 28 with a closing reception from 4 to 6 p.m., to coincide with the Sullivan County fire parade on Main Street in Narrowsburg. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Neil Waldman will launch his new book “Al and Teddy” at The Cooperage at 1030 Main St. in Honesdale on Saturday, September 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. Waldman, a storyteller and illustrator, will tell his personal story and read from his new book. Waldman’s illustrations will be on display and books will be available for purchase and signing.
Waldman is an award-winning children’s author/illustrator and has published over 50 books, many with Boyds Mills Press in Honesdale. He has won the National Jewish Book Award, the Christopher Award and the Parent’s Choice Award, among others. Read more
|Tue., Mar. 11||Milford Garden Club meeting|
|Wed., Mar. 12||Open mic night at The Cooperage|
|Fri., Mar. 14||Live music at Callicoon Brewing for St Paddy's Day|
|Fri., Mar. 14||Bill Donnelly's 'Silverstein': A theatrical reading|