HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents showcases The Gold Magnolias, a band that combines Southern soul with New York City swagger on Saturday, July 25 at 6 and again at 8:30 p.m. “The Gold Magnolias are a few southern boys in New York City with a sound that evokes such artists as recent phenoms The Alabama Shakes as well as soul-stalwarts like Fats Domino and James Brown. Their infectious style of Brooklyn Southern soul, fueled by fried chicken and tequila, will have you up and dancing, or at least grooving in your seat,” says Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents. Read more
Nothing says summer like firing up the barbeque, though all this rain is threatening to put a crimp in our grilling. But inclement weather could never stop me from making my favorite Thai-style grilled chicken. (Full disclosure: My husband is usually the one standing over the coals.) The inspiration comes from a much splattered copy of “Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia,” by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford. It’s a seminal work filled with highly authentic regional dishes carefully collected mainly from home cooks. Read more
Bogs are one of nature’s most mysterious and intriguing ecosystems. We are fortunate to have a spectacular bog in the Upper Delaware River region, where the public can experience the unique plants, insects, birds and other life forms that thrive in this special habitat.
The Tannersville Cranberry Bog in nearby Monroe County is protected by The Nature Conservancy and open to the public. Environmental educators from the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center lead guided tours along a floating boardwalk on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, spring through fall. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Weather Project, NACL’s two-year art and science project, developed in collaboration with a dozen community groups, will come to the end of its 2015 tour on Saturday, July 25, at 6 p.m. in Honesdale’s Central Park. Prior to that date, the company will be teaching weekly theatre workshops for local children to perform as the Solar Munchkins in the play. The children’s workshops will take place at collaborating partner The Cooperage on Main Street. There is one remaining workshop, on Tuesday, July 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Read more
REGION — The 236th anniversary of the American Revolution’s Battle of Minisink will be commemorated this weekend on both sides of the Delaware River. On Friday evening, July 17, living historians of the Navasing Long Rifles and Third Ulster Militia will set up an 18th-century encampment at the Battleground Park located on County Route 168, and will remain through Sunday morning. The public is invited to visit and learn about the significant sites of the battle and weaponry and equipment of the period. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Ten Mile River Scout Museum is hosting History Day, a free event celebrating the history of Sullivan County and the region, on Saturday, July 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Ten Mile River Boy Scout Camps (Headquarters Camp), 1481 Crystal Lake Rd.
The event is supported by local historians, the Tusten Historical Society, reenactment groups, the Fort Delaware Museum and the National Park Service. Read more
I’m unsure whether I can feel all three of those things at one time, but I’m here to tell you that it is possible to experience them all in rapid succession. Of course, the reference itself is to a famous Rogers and Hart tune written for the 1940’s Broadway musical “Pal Joey” and is still popular to this day. Everyone and their mother has recorded it, including Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme. I won’t sing it for you, but if Sinead O’Connor can do it, why shouldn’t I? Read more
HASBROUCK, NY — The Old Stone House of Hasbrouck offers summer classes in a range of techniques and styles for youngsters five and older. Courses include all needed materials. The first class is called, “Color! Color! Color!” Led by Alana Sherman, it teaches about color through several art experiments and includes creating an original work. Fill-in-the-color pictures are available for students who prefer that approach. It takes place on Thursday, July 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and costs $5 per child. “OOOH!! Read more
LAKEVILLE, PA — Cove Haven Resort will welcome Jenny McCarthy’s “Dirty, Sexy, Funny Tour” live on Sunday, July 19.
Along with comedians Paula Bel, April Macie, Lynn Koplitz and Tammy Pescatelli, McCarthy will be performing comedy that is, as the title of the tour implies, a mixture of different themes surrounding what it’s really like to be a woman. Their hilarious spin on everyday experiences, blended seamlessly with witty banter and adult overtones, make this a great tour for lovers to come and see together. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — International musical trio Pericopes +1 will be at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. on Saturday, July 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Pericopes + 1 began in 2009 as a jazz duo in northern Italy started by Italian pianist Alessandro Sgobbio and saxophonist Emiliano Vernizzi. Vernizzi first met American drummer Nick Wight in early 2012 while they were on tour together in Europe.
“We quickly realized that we had a lot in common,” says Emiliano Vernizzi. “We share similar influences, familiar paths and the desire to eliminate borders through music,” adds Wight. Read more
CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — The Neversink Valley Museum presents an afternoon of Americana, Folk and Bluegrass music, served up with a Tex-Mex lunch, featuring Hudson Valley favorites Annie and Mike Baglione, plus special guests Breakneck Annie, Kyle Hancharek, Steven & Clancy Lane and others on Saturday, July 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the D&H Canal Park and Visitors Center, 58 Hoag Rd. (just off Route 209). General admission costs $15, $12 for museum members and includes a Tex-Mex lunch. All proceeds from the concert benefit the Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation. Read more
BETHEL, NY — The Weekend of Chamber Music will hold its “Music Talks!” event, with feature composer John Corigliano in a discussion and performance of his award-winning film music, at the Catskill Distilling Company at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. There will be screened excerpts from the films “Altered States” and “The Red Violin,” with music by Corigliano.
To make reservations for dinner before the show, call 845/583-3141. For tickets, visit www.wcmconcerts.org/shop/concert-tickets.
HAWLEY, PA — The Downtown Hawley Partnership has announced the first Hawley Scavenger Hunt, to take place on Saturday, July 18 from 12 noon to 3 p.m., and continuing every Saturday through October.
Participants will explore Hawley’s downtown and visit local businesses while completing a series of riddles leading them to different locations. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The Town of Liberty and the Windjammers, a group dedicated to the preservation and performance of circus music, are sponsoring a concert and memorial plaque dedication to composer Russell Alexander on Monday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m. Alexander was a famous circus band instrumentalist and composer who died in Liberty in 1915.
A band of about 30 musicians, including Charlie Barbuti, the town supervisor, who will be playing tuba, will be performing the music on the Liberty Stage, 119 North Main St.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society will present “The Hysterical Society Variety Show” on Friday, July 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Cooperage. Gather your friends and spend an evening with some original variety acts showcasing local celebrities, all to benefit the historical society. The upcoming show will feature the Peter Florance Band, Roger “GIZMO” Hunt, the Honesdale Dance Studio, The Mop Tops and Mr. W. Sebastian Mendler of Honesdale (and associates). The MC will be Bob Mermell. Read more
Callicoon Country Fair: a street fair reimagined; Farm animals, pony rides, maple cotton candy and all things country
CALLICOON, NY — The Callicoon Street Fair has been a long-time staple of summer entertainment in the Upper Delaware River Valley, and this year it is coming back in a fresh new incarnation: the Callicoon Country Fair, themed to emphasize our area’s farming heritage, on Saturday, July 25. There will be animals, attractions and demonstrations to underline that theme, more local vendors, more things to do, and this year it will be happening all over town. Read more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society will present regional performance poet Laura E. J. Moran in an encore presentation of “Desire Line” at the Laundry King, 65 Main St., on Saturday, July 18 at 7 p.m. The event will culminate an all-day, town-wide festival celebrating local lore and culture. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — For the summer, Harmony Present is offering two concerts for each of the groups that they feature. That’s good news for lovers of Celtic music, who will have two chances to see Burning Bridget Cleary on Saturday, July 18: once at 6 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.
In December 2013, Burning Bridget Cleary was nominated Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, or Concert in the Irish Music Awards sponsored by the Irish Music Association. Says Jack Baker of The Irish American News, “This is traditional music at its best—alive, vibrant and lyrical. Don’t miss seeing this band.” Read more
HASBROUCK, NY — Exactly how do family members get along, despite their differences? Melinda Wallach and her mother, Mary, have found a near-perfect method: they create art together. Most recently, their combined work has given birth to a whole new “family” made up of what they call biomorphs. Some of these truly strange sculptural creatures resemble oversized organisms that might have hatched beneath the deepest ocean—or inside the darkest dream—while others look friendly, welcoming, even all-warm-and-fuzzy. Read more