Art exhibits, literature events, screenings and more

What's going on in arts & culture October 17 to October 23

Posted 10/16/19

What's going on in arts & culture October 17 to October 23

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Art exhibits, literature events, screenings and more

What's going on in arts & culture October 17 to October 23


Activate your brain

FERNDALE, NY — On Tuesday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in the event gallery, Sullivan 180 welcomes Dr. Wendy Suzuki as the next presenter in the “Take Charge of Your Health” speaker’s series. She is the author of “Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better.” Dr. Suzuki is a professor of neural science and psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University, an author, storyteller, fitness instructor and two-time TEDx speaker.

In her presentation, Dr. Suzuki will discuss brain health—specifically how to engage your mind and improve your memory, your ability to learn new skills and function more efficiently.

This event is free but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit or call 845/295-2680.

WJFF community auction

CALLICOON CENTER, NY — On Saturday, October 18 from 4 to 7 p.m., Donna Fellenberg and Greg Triggs are hosting the WJFF community auction at Farmhouse Catskills, located at 1630 Gulf Rd. The auction will feature products, services and experiences from the southern Catskills and Northeast Pennsylvania.

Tickets cost $15 and are available at or by calling 845/482-4141. Beer, wine and light refreshments will be served. Tickets include one complimentary drink.

For more information, visit or call 845/482-4141.

‘Monti Idol’

MONTICELLO, NY — On Friday, October 18, the Monticello High School Tri-M Music Honor Society is hosting “Monti Idol,” a singing competition involving high school students performing their favorite pop songs. The finalists will be chosen by audition to sing popular music selections. Tickets cost $3 and proceeds support the Tri-M Music Honor Society and Monticello Performing Arts Booster Club. The show begins at 6 p.m. in the Monticello High School Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium.

‘Authors Among Us’ series featuring Kevin Owens

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Hub will host Kevin Owens, author of “Killing Time in the Catskills,” on Thursday, October 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the community room at the Port Jervis Free Library.

Pre-reservation is required and the first 10 to pre-register will receive a free signed book. Call The Hub at 845/856-7313 ext. 5, send an email to, or register in person. There is no charge for this program.

Call for art to celebrate northeastern indigenous people

BARRYVILLE, NY — The deadline to submit to the Barryville Area Arts Association’s upcoming exhibition “Indigenous” is Monday, October 21. Art, poetry and music are being accepted.

The exhibition event will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 4 to 6 p.m.
All submissions must relate to indigenous people of the northeastern U.S. Send submissions to

An evening of literature

WURTSBORO, NY — On Saturday, October 19 at 5 p.m., Catskill Talks returns with its final talk of the season, “An Evening of Literature.” The evening will feature three local writers—Nicole A. Slevin, Margaret Bruetsch and Isabel Braverman— and will include readings from each writer and an insight on their process.
This event is free and open to the public.

Art exhibit and demonstration

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Hub will host local nationally recognized artist Peter Koenig, who will display his work and explain his process. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, October 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the library.

Peter is a multi-faceted artist whose work ranges from vintage sign boards to landscapes and still lifes.

There is no charge for this program, but seating is limited, so register today to reserve your place. Call The Hub at 845/856-7313 ext. 5, send an email to, or register in person.

‘Inside Peace’ screening

HURLEYVILLE, NY — On Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m., “Inside Peace,” winner of eight film festival awards, including four for Best Documentary, will have a premiere screening at the Hurleyville Arts Centre.

The call for criminal justice reform is headline news and the number of incarcerated individuals is escalating in the U.S. (currently almost 2.3 million). “Inside Peace” highlights a timely and humanitarian approach that demonstrates how peace education helps chronic offenders break the cycle of crime.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring relevant local professionals Carol Ryan, Jim Hobbs and Laura Quigley.

Tickets and more information available online at There is no charge for tickets, but donations are appreciated.


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