What's going on this week in arts, leisure and community June 17 to 23
YOUNGSVILLE, NY— An opening reception celebrating local artist Barbara Winfield’s work will take place on June 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Domesticities.
Winfield explains her process, saying “For the past several years I have been collecting imagery from both popular and mass culture, such as vintage mid-20th century magazine advertising and iconic comic book art. I chose imagery that is... nostalgic, amusing and a reflection of American society post WWII. Although many of the images are vintage, they also depict feeling and emotions that resonate today.”
These works combine two major mid-20th century art movements: abstract painting and pop art.
The reception will be held inside and outside, ensuring that all who attend will have an opportunity to see the work while maintaining a respectful distance from others. Masks will be required inside.
Winfield is an artist and writer specializing in art and interior design. Her experience includes full-time editorial positions at several national home furnishings magazines. She is the recipient of The Dallas Market Center Editorial Award. She is also the author of two home design books, “The Complete Book of Home Details” and “Dream Log Homes and Plans.”
The show will be on display through Sunday, July 4.
For more information, contact Anne Hart at 845/482-3333 or email@example.com.
CALLICOON, NY — A weekend of music at Rafter’s kicks off with George Kilby Jr. and the Coolerators on Friday, June 18. George Kilby Jr. and the Coolerators were a fixture on the New York City blues scene from the late 1980s throughout the 1990s. Across Europe, they played numerous music festivals and nightclub dates while recording several CDs of original music. Kilby Jr. and the Coolerators performed and recorded with blues piano man Pinetop Perkins and are featured on Perkins album, “Live At 85.” The band features George Kilby Jr. (guitar, vocals), Lee Marvin (bass), Eric Halverson (drums), Tim Clark (tenor sax) and Don Castellow (baritone sax).
Bank of Ireland take the stage on Saturday, June 19. Bank of Ireland is Peri Delorezno and Mark Dobbyn. They favor Irish songs with fiddle, guitar and vocals. Visit Bank of Ireland on Facebook, or hear their music at www.bankofirelandmusic.com.
Both shows are from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Nest, Rafter’s outside venue. If it rains, music will move inside. Admission is free with donations graciously accepted. Food and drinks available.
HONESDALE, PA — On Thursday, June 17, Here and Now will host Mike Dougherty (guitar and vocal), the father-son duo of Rahboo Sabb (bass) and Caden Sabb (drums), and Nate Zaur (keys) at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/hereandnowbrewing.
MILFORD, PA — The Gillespie-Morton Duo will perform an Appalachian murder ballad and “other songs your mother didn’t teach you” at a free outdoor concert on Saturday, June 19 at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs to this event, which will take place at the Ann Street Park Gazebo, W. Catharine & 5th streets.
Singer Fiona Gillespie and multi-instrumentalist Paul Holmes Morton have strong backgrounds in Baroque era music (approximately 1600-1700), but they also perform 19th- and 20th-century songs that showcase their love for folk and more modern classical music.
For more information, visit www.kindredspiritsarts.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 570/409-1269.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) presents outdoor events this weekend.
On Saturday, June 19 from 1 to 3 p.m., take a hike on the fossil trail with Paul Kovalski, aka Dr. Dinosaur, and discuss the geology of the area.
On Sunday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., it’s Bridge the Gap: River Paddle. Enjoy a paddle down the Delaware. Bring a lunch, a water bottle and don’t forget to dress for the weather. PEEC will provide extra water and snacks. Choose between a canoe or kayak. Preregistration is required. Cost is $10.
For more information and to register, visit www.peec.org.
GREENTOWN, PA — From Tuesday, June 22 to Thursday, June 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, DiscoverE Day Camp will take place at Promised Land State Park.
Conservation Leaders camp is a camp designed for young adults ages 13, 14 and 15 who are planning a career in the sciences. Watershed education is the focus of this year’s camp, where campers will study the chemical, physical and biological parameters of the East Branch of the Wallenpaupack Creek.
The Conservation Leaders program costs $35 per person and $17.50 for any additional children per family.
For more information and to register, contact Alison at email@example.com or 570/676-0567.
PHILLIPSPORT, NY — On Saturday, June 19 (rain date June 26), from 7 to 9 p.m., a socially distant, outdoor event will feature The Search and Rescue Orchestra with Steve Schwartz, Joanna Gass and friends.
Entry costs $10 and included pie and a non-alcoholic drink.
A facemask is required when entering the building.
For more information, visit 845/313-1772.
MILFORD, PA — The sixth annual Pocono FoxTrot 5K and Walk will take place on Saturday, June 19 at Ann Street Park. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K kicks off at 10 a.m.
In the previous five years, $207,000 has been raised to help fight Parkinson’s disease and support the research and educational efforts of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The group has set an aggressive goal of $70,000 this year in hopes of making up for the lost funding of 2020 and plans to extend the reach of the funds, with a portion remaining within the tri-state area to support local Parkinson’s programming.
This year’s fun theme is “Back to The Future – Where Parkinson’s No Longer Exists.” The race is paying tribute to Michael J. Fox and his famous role in the “Back to the Future” movies. The event has secured an appearance from the DeLorean Mid-Atlantic Club. The group will be on hand with a few of their iconic cars for the public to enjoy. Race medals and number bibs are also sporting the DeLorean theme. Information related to Parkinson’s Disease and available resources in our area will be available.
The event is open to the public.
For more information and to register, visit www.poconofoxtrot5k.org. Day-of-race registrations will be accepted on Saturday, June 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m.