LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The finale of the Shandelee Music Festival’s Sunset Concert Series will be an out-of-this-world experience as the Jupiter Chamber Players take the stage with “An Evening of Chamber Music” on Saturday, August 27 at 8 p.m. in the Shandelee Music Festival Concert Pavilion, 442 J. Young Rd. The evening will feature the music of Haydn, Rabi and Brahms.
The Jupiter Chamber Players are violinist Asi Matathias, violist Cong Wu, cellist Zlatomir Fung, clarinetist Vadim Lando and pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The upcoming weekend will bring both a one-woman and a one-man show to the stage of the Tusten Theatre at 210 Bridge St.
On Friday, Heather Bagnal will tread the boards in “SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL,” a one-woman play about diving into the dating world after a decade of married life. The off-kilter 50-minute show is based on the true story of Chicago blogger Laurel Spears, who finds herself at the crossroads of a dead-end relationship and a major identity crisis. Read more
YOUNGSVILLE, NY — Everybody knows that quilts can be beautiful, but did you know that there are some quilts that are created specifically as artwork? The results can be spectacular, as you will be able to see at “Abstracts, Flora and Fauna,” a new show exhibiting the work of Katharina Litchman (artquiltsbymietzi.com) that opens on Saturday, August 27, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at Domesticities on Route 52. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — It was first built in 1852, a few years after the first train ran through what was then Callicoon Depot, part of the railroad-related boom that turned a single house into a bustling community. Originally, it was built in the Greek revival style, but sometime around the turn of the 20th century, the roof was raised and two stories and a mansard roof were added to create the iconic structure that dominates Upper Main Street in Callicoon today. For well over 100 years, it was a vibrant part of the hamlet’s commercial life. Then, for some years, it lay dormant. Read more
There was a tradition in many homes growing up, including mine, of setting up the Lionel Trains and tracks in some part of the house for the Christmas holidays. I am sure if my dad had his way they would be set up year round, but alas he was out-voted by Mom. My brother and I would spend many hours with Dad setting up the system, and every year Dad attempted to make the course slightly different. He would ask us what we thought and would allow us to unwrap each car from its newspaper wrapping. Due to space limitations, we always seemed to wind up with the same figure-eight track. Read more
Walk near almost any patch of forest, or even your backyard now, and you will either see or hear one or more chipmunks. As they dart around foraging for seeds or nuts and chattering, and perhaps eating sunflower seeds out of someone’s hand, the “cuteness” factor is up pretty high for this small member of the squirrel family. But is there another side to this friendly little critter scurrying back and forth on the lawn? All may not be what it seems. Read more
HAWLEY AND MILFORD, PA — Irish music artists Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O’Leary will offer two special performances in Northeast Pennsylvania: one on Saturday, August 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Grey Towers National Historical Site in Milford, and one on Sunday, August 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the Hawley Silk Mill in Hawley. Tickets for adults cost $20. Students and children under 15 will be admitted free. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Poets are invited to submit original poetry for inclusion in the seventh annual Liberty Poetry Festival/Reading to be presented at the Liberty Museum and Arts Center. Area poets are invited to submit their work no later than Friday, September 9 to Marilyn Laufer, P.O. Box 87, White Sulphur Springs NY 12787 or to email@example.com.
WHITE MILLS, PA — The Art Factory of White Mills will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is a fine art and craft gallery that features fine art, stained glass, photography, custom-created jewelry and artisan crafts by a variety of artists. There will be an artists’ reception from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is free and refreshments will be served. The Art Factory is located at 726 Texas Palmyra Hwy. (Route 6). Read more
MILFORD, PA — The UpFront Exhibition Space will hold its mid-summer artist’s reception on Saturday, August 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The art of Leonard “Buzz” Wallace and his collection of “doodles” will be featured. In 1959, Wallace was hired by SUNY Orange and taught art for over 30 years, 25 years as art department chair. Many of UpFront’s artists studied under him. Member artists whose work will also be on display include Todd Anderson, Lauryn De Leeuw, James MacIsaac, Joe Petrosi and many more. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Main Street Events Stage creator Michael Randels will present a free concert featuring the Greg Humphreys Electric Trio on Friday, August 19 at 7 p.m. The Main Street Event Stage is located at 4912 State Rte. 52.
In the space of a career that has spanned four decades, Humphreys (greghumphreys.blogspot.com) has established himself as a singer, guitarist, songwriter and bandleader whose talents have won him a loyal cult following and whose stylistic reach embraces indie rock, pop, R&B, jazz and acoustic music. Read more
Actually, it was 47 years ago, and it happened on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel, NY. But life on this planet was so different back then, it might as well have been in another galaxy altogether. Woodstock. Dozens of books, hundreds of articles, movies, albums… the list goes on. Although I like reminiscing as much as the next person, I’m constantly striving to be “in the present” while simultaneously keeping an eye on the future, so I was determined to not let this past weekend cloud my judgment and focus solely on that little music festival that changed the world. Read more
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Grahamsville Little World’s Fair, the longest- running independent fair in New York State, will take place from August 19 through August 21 at the Grahamsville Fairgrounds on Route 55. The fair is now in its 137th year.
All the features of a good old-fashioned country fair are included: 4-H exhibits, rides, musical entertainment, fair food, tractor and draft horse pulls, live animal shows and magic shows onstage, a pie auction and more. A brochure with full schedule and pricing can be found at grahamsvillefair.com. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Nesin Cultural Arts (NCA) Summer Music Academy faculty will perform with special guest J.P. Jofre on Monday, August 22, at 4:30 p.m. at the Eugene D. Nesin Theatre for the Performing Arts, 22 St. John St. Jofre is an Argentinean bandoneon (similar to an accordion) player whom The New York Times highlighted as one of today’s leading artists by Great Performers at Lincoln Center. He has taken his form of contemporary tango to some of the most important venues in Asia, Europe, America and the Caribbean as soloist and composer. Read more
BARRYVILLE, NY — The Vintage Modern Art event taking place on August 27 at the Barryville Farmers’ Market will feature art, live music, and fresh fruits and vegetables all in the same place. Local artists have collaborated to create works of art that relate to the “Vintage Modern Art” theme—something old and new at the same time. Some art on display uses vintage newspaper as the backdrop for new painting. Many of the artists have found ways to repurpose found, discarded, or unwanted objects. Other artists have used new technologies to treat classical themes. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — The fourth annual D&H Canal Festival will be held Saturday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Delaware & Hudson’s Canal Park at Lock 31 on Route 6, one mile west of The Settlers’ Inn. The park is a 16-acre setting on the banks of the Lackawaxen River. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The 14th annual Wayne County Arts Alliance’s (WCAA) Artists’ Studio Tour will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 19 to 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all days. This year there will be 18 artists in 13 studio locations, plus a headquarters and gallery at the Dorflinger Factory Museum in White Mills, showing artwork in a wide variety of mediums and styles. Read more
REGION — While meal delivery services are booming in metropolitan areas, the food used in those meals is grown right in our backyard. Amy Miller, a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute in New York and the founder and owner of Early Bird Cookery who lives in Cochecton, realized she could utilize the proximity to local farms and create meals delivered to people who live here and in the city. 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|