Now in its fifth year, the Big Eddy Film Festival is coming to town, and this year, editor/producer Zac Stuart-Pontier is along for the ride. Born in Honesdale, PA, Zac spent his formative years in and around Narrowsburg, NY (and The River Reporter; he is the son of current publisher Laurie Stuart and former editor Glenn Pontier). He is excited to be returning to the region to represent his latest film, “Bleed for This,” which is being screened at major film festivals before opening nationwide in November of this year. Read more
If you’re like me, you’ve been thinking about solar energy for your home, and hearing about different ways of making it work as prices for solar panels have come down and incentives have increased. But as with so many great ideas, the prospect also raises some questions, both technical and financial. Is your home or business a suitable location, with enough uninterrupted sunlight for a significant portion of the day to generate power? Will you have to cut down trees? Is your roof strong enough and oriented to take advantage of the sun? Will you see significant energy cost savings? Read more
With fall coming toward the end of this month, everyone is no doubt thinking of the brilliant colors of fall leaves—and cleaning them up afterwards. However, we still have a lot of colorful late summer foliage that can be seen without too much effort in the form of late flowering plants. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Farm Tour is set for Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will travel via mini-coach and visit three area farms, each unique in its management and products. You can bring a cooler; there will be meats, vegetables, milk, eggs, cheese, cider donuts and pies available for purchase. Read more
BETHEL, NY — The newly formed Bethel Council of the Arts will be holding its premiere event, an art auction and cocktail party reception, at Kauneonga Cove (1 Horseshoe Lake Rd./3575 Rte. 55) on Saturday, September 3. From 4 to 7 p.m., the public can view the works of some 30 local artists working in a variety of mediums, including James Hawley, Fancesca Robledo, Laurie Schwartz, Paul Stark and TRR’s Jonathan Charles Fox. A cocktail reception, featuring light refreshments and music by local musicians including Shlomo Franklin, runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Read more
Big Eddy shorts to feature Sullivan locations, casts; Feature films include Younger’s ‘Bleed for This,’ Meyer’s ‘Little Boxes’
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Big Eddy Film Festival, scheduled for Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18 in the Tusten Theatre, has already generated some buzz with the news that both its headliner, director Rob Meyer’s “Little Boxes,” and Ben Younger’s boxing-comeback film “Bleed for This” will be screened at the festival long before their general releases in November. Read more
Here in the Upper Delaware River region, it’s easy to keep track of the seasons, whether it’s the crops being harvested, the front porches festooned with flags, or simply the sun setting on the horizon. Of course, holidays keep us on our toes as well, and Labor Day is on the horizon too. In other climates (California, for instance) it’s easy to lose track of the days, and weeks often tend to blend, making it difficult to keep track of time passing. Having lived on both coasts, I can compare and contrast. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — “Empty When Full,” an exhibition of sculpture by Matt Nolen, opens at the Loft Gallery at 37 Main St. on Friday, September 2, with an artist’s reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will be on view through September 24.
“As a painter, architect and storyteller, clay provides the means by which I can marry my loves: the painted surface, three dimensional form and narrative content. Ceramics gives me the language to communicate my stories to a world audience,” says Nolen, a studio artist living and working in New York City and Narrowsburg. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — The September exhibit at Gallery EVA, titled “Lightness,” will open on Saturday, September 3 with an artists’ reception from 5 to 9 p.m., including music from Janturan, at 35 Lower Main St. Artists featured in the show will be Scott Klee Clark, Michael Roberto, Monart Renaud, Eva Drizhal, E. Morisot and Amy Goff.
Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 p.m., sometimes Monday and by appointment. For more information call 845/887-3202.
NARROWSBURG, NY — “Paintings,” an exhibit of oil on linen by Phillip Gabrielli, opens with a reception on Friday, September 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Delaware Arts Center’s Alliance Gallery at 37 Main St. The exhibit will be on view through September 24.
Italian-born Gabrielli will be exhibiting warmly lit and deeply shadowed trompe l’oeil still lifes portraying fruit, flowers, wooden boxes and classically-inspired mini paintings. He now lives and works in an old reconstructed hay barn in Sullivan County. Read more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society and the Livingston Manor Free Library present author and photographer Marisa Scheinfeld with a reading and photo show from her book “The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland” at the Laundry King, an exhibit space of the Catskill Art Society located at 65 Main St., on Saturday, September 3 at 2 p.m. Read more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society (CAS) presents an exhibition curated by Robin Winters titled “Adrenaline Honey,” featuring artwork by Marianna Rothen and Mike Osterhout, at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main St. from September 3 through October 10. There will be an artists’ talk at 3 p.m. and an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Read more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — “Birds at Home,” an art exhibition exploring the relationships between people and birds, will open with a reception on Saturday, September 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main St. The group exhibition runs through October 10.
Humans often have a more direct connection with birds than other wild animals. We can hear them even when we can’t see them, watch their aerial acrobatics from a long way off and entice them to our bird feeders for closer observation. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) and the Callicoon Theater will present Woody Allen’s latest film, “Café Society,” starting on Friday, September 2 and running through Monday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m. There will also be matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — On Sunday September 4, the Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra partners with local businesses to present Narrowsburg Music Day. At 2 p.m., a free concert by Rare Form will be held on the Main Street deck, overlooking the Big Eddy by the Eagle Observatory, sponsored by Narrowsburg Electric. Listeners can anticipate a mix of alternative rock, funk and jams from local singer/guitarist/songwriter Jason Merrill, Gabby Borges and multi-instrumentalist Matt Reinhardt. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — ACT Underground Theatre will present its second offering of the 2016 season with a staged reading of “Art” by Yasmina Reza on Friday, September 9, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, September 10, at 2 and 7 p.m. at Krause Recital Hall, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main St. The staged reading features Peter Turchiano, Craig Tessler and Jim Sullivan and is directed by Wendy Kaufman. Read more
COCHECTON CENTER, NY — The Cochecton Center Community Center (CCCC) will present an acoustic concert featuring “Americana Outlaw” Kate Vargas, a singer-songwriter in New York City. Born and raised in New Mexico, southwestern culture and storytelling traditions inspire many of her lyrical themes. Vargas’s music features tales and truths weaving through a delightful blend of folk, blues and rock. New York City singer-songwriter Andrea Wittgens will join her. A $15 cash donation is requested, a portion of which will go to the paint fund to repaint the CCCC’s historic building.
HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — The Slipper Room, the popular burlesque group that has attracted sell-out crowds to NACL Theatre for several years now, will return on September 3 at 8:30 p.m. The show mixes burlesque, comedy, circus, political commentary, magic, music, feathers and sequins. Hosted by James Habacker, the brilliant performer and owner of The Slipper Room venue on the Lower East Side of New York City, the touring show never fails to surprise even the most daring NACL audience members. Tickets cost $20 for general admission, $10 for people under age 30, and can be purchased at www.NACL.org. 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|