Fall foliage festivalPORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis NY Tourism Board will hold its 29th annual fall foliage festival on Sunday, September 25 in downtown Port Jervis, at 1 Jersey Ave., from …
Fall foliage festival
PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis NY Tourism Board will hold its 29th annual fall foliage festival on Sunday, September 25 in downtown Port Jervis, at 1 Jersey Ave., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission and parking are free.
This event features more than 150 vendors, a variety of foods from around the world to enjoy, live music, a petting zoo with pony rides, a classic car show and much more to explore.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/FallFoliageFestivalPortJervisNy.
Fall flights: birds and brews
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Come out for a weekend of bird-watching and beer-tasting at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, from Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25 at 538 Emery Rd.
Guided hikes teach beginners and experts alike how to identify birds, and participants can try beverages from local breweries while sitting around a campfire.
The cost is $215 for the weekend, with commuter and day-rates available. Call to reserve a spot at 570/828-2319.
Local farmers and chefs partner for fall food festival
HONESDALE, PA — Northeast Pennsylvania will celebrate local food on Sunday, October 2 at Farm & Chef, a tasting celebration held at the Cooperage.
The event features Wayne County farms, plus the restaurants that purchase their products, which keeps small family farms in business.
This year, Wayne County Grown, plus members of PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) partnered with SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) for a joint fundraiser. Proceeds will support the groups’ work toward sustainable farming and sustainable energy.
On offer will be the creations of seven chefs, and attendees can meet the farmers who grow local food. Featured restaurants are Native Food & Drink, the Settlers Inn, the Lodge at Woodloch, the Mustard Seed Café, Here & Now Brewing Company, Tick Tocks on Terrace and Maximum Zen.
The gate opens at 12 noon, and chefs will begin serving at 12:30 p.m. There will be live music all day. At 4 p.m., an old-fashioned pie auction with live bidding will take place in the afternoon, followed by a basket raffle. Raffle prizes will be baskets from numerous local businesses.
The Cooperage is located at 1030 Main St.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost is $40 and it supports the work of SEEDS and Wayne County Grown/PASA. Tickets can also be purchased online at bit.ly/farmandchef22 and at the participating restaurants. Tickets are also available at the farmers’ market in Hawley (Fridays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Bingham Park) and Honesdale (Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dave’s Super Duper), or can be obtained by calling Anita at 570/488-5435. There will be no walk-ins on the day of the event.
Learn more at bit.ly/3DwXbAQ or at pasafarming.org.
Fighting Japanese knotweed
ONLINE — Learn about Japanese knotweed, the invasive plant that has been taking over Catskill streambanks, at an online program on Friday, September 23 at 2 p.m.
The program is sponsored by Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, NY.
Japanese knotweed is a fast-growing, highly invasive plant that quickly out-competes native vegetation and takes over streambanks. It disturbs native ecosystems by replacing native trees and shrubs, restricts recreation by preventing access to streambanks with thick overcrowded growth, and can damage infrastructure.
Haley Springston, watershed coordinator at the Rondout Neversink stream management program, will give a presentation on how Japanese knotweed grows so quickly, and what people can do to help fight the spread.
She will review the history of the spread of the plant, explain how it can be quickly identified, discuss recommended management options, and present findings from the recent walkover survey. She will also update listeners on the latest treatment efforts being carried out by the stream program along Chestnut Creek and the upper Rondout Creek.
The program costs $5 for non-members and is free for museum members. To register and receive the program link, email email@example.com with “Japanese Knotweed Zoom Link Request” in the subject line. Alternatively, you can call 845/985-7700.
Summer’s not over at our parks
SUMMITVILLE, NY — All are welcome to join an en plein air poetry and art workshop at the D&H Canal Linear Park. It takes place on Saturday, October 1 at 11 a.m.
Sullivan County’s new poet laureate, Sharon Kennedy-Nolle, and former poet laureate, Eric Baylin, will host these workshops. The workshops are held in cooperation with Sullivan County’s office of parks, recreation and beautification and the Sullivan Public Library Alliance, and there is no charge to attend.
Using nature as inspiration for painting, drawing and versifying, the workshops bring art and poetry into creative conversation, a spokesperson said. Participants can capture the blazing colors of a Catskill “Indian Summer” in brushstroke and word, and learn about the county’s rich canal lore while exploring the archeological ruins of the canal’s locks, drydock and weirs.
Participants must be age 13 and up. As space is limited, pre-registration is strongly recommended. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. All materials are provided, and no experience is necessary. Bring a pencil, water bottle, bug spray and comfortable shoes, plus a willingness to explore and connect with the natural landscape.
For more information, visit sullivanny.us/Departments/ParksRecreation/DelawareHudson.
UDC Project review and operations committees to meet
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will hold the next monthly meetings of its project review committee and its operations committee on Tuesday, September 27 in the UDC office, 211 Bridge St..
The project review committee meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by operations at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The agendas will include new and old business, updates on ongoing projects, reports of recent meetings and notices of upcoming events. All UDC meetings are open to the public.
Visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org or UDC social media pages for any meeting updates.
Tapas at Lacawac
LAKE ARIEL, PA — On Friday, September 30, at 5:30 p.m., tapas-sized dishes prepared by the Mustard Seed Cafe will be paired with wine from Three Hammers Winery. The event costs $45 and takes place on the Lacawac grounds.
The evening raises funds for Lacawac Sanctuary. For more information, visit lacawac.org.
Hungry for History marker grant program
SYRACUSE, NY — The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is now accepting online applications for its Hungry for History grant program, which funds the creation of roadside markers that celebrate the history of America’s most iconic and beloved food dishes.
Launched by the Pomeroy Foundation in 2021 to help communities showcase their unique foods, the Hungry for History program commemorates the role local and regional food specialties have played in defining American culture and forging community identity.
“We look forward to helping communities across the country celebrate their unique—and delicious—regional food specialties that are part of the fabric of our collective identities and heritage,” Deryn Pomeroy, trustee and director of strategic initiatives at the Pomeroy Foundation, said.
To qualify for the Hungry for History grant program, the regional food specialty must be a prepared, ready-to-eat dish that originated before 1970 and is composed of at least two ingredients. The dish must still be available to eat today and have historical significance to the surrounding community.
All applications must also include primary source documentation that proves the food’s authenticity and significance to the region.
Hungry for History online letters of intent are due by Monday, October 10, and the grant application deadline is set for Monday, November 14.
For more information and to apply, visit www.wgpfoundation.org/history/hungry-for-history.
‘I Used to be a Shirt’
LAYTON, NJ — Members of the North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild were challenged with repurposing button-down shirts, and, incorporating white and/or cream cotton fabric, to create a finished mini-quilt. More than 30 quilters took on the challenge and designed their own creations.
See how they incorporated pockets, buttonholes, collars, and more into wall quilts.
The finished exhibit, titled “I Used to be a Shirt,” is on display from Saturday, October 1 to Sunday, November 6, open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Sally D. Francisco Gallery. The gallery is located in Peters Valley School of Craft at 19 Kuhn Rd. Admission is free.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
To learn more about the quilt exhibit, visit www.petersvalley.org.
SCRANTON, PA — Fancy a steam-powered trip to Carbondale, PA, for an autumn market?
On Saturday, September 24, the Baldwin Locomotive Works No. 26 will depart the Steamtown National Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in Carbondale around 11:15 a.m., giving passengers a two-hour window to enjoy events and look around.
The returning train ride will depart Carbondale at 1:30 p.m., arriving at Steamtown around 3:30 p.m.
In addition to Carbondale’s autumn market, S. Robert Powell, president of the Carbondale historical society and museum, will be at the Carbondale station to welcome passengers aboard Steamtown’s excursion, and to direct them to the center of town.
Powell will also lead a walk from the Carbondale station to Main Street and the center of town, with a stop at Delaware & Hudson Caboose No. 35964, Carbondale City Hall and Memorial Park.
Tickets cost $25 for ages 12 to 61, $23 for ages 62 and up, $18 for ages three to 11, and $1 for age two and under.
Steamtown is located at 350 Cliff St.
Visitors can purchase advance tickets for this excursion online at www.recreation.gov or on-site at the information kiosk with a credit card, during regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
LIBERTY, NY — A grand opening and ribbon-cutting for a new business, Logan’s Bar & Grille, will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 24.
The event is sponsored by the Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce.
Over the course of the past two-plus years, the Greater Liberty business community faced some of the most challenging times in its history, a press release from the chamber noted. “As Liberty emerges through those challenges, the Liberty Chamber is now focusing on re-building partnerships with member businesses and forming new partnerships.”
Logan’s Bar & Grille is located at 64 N. Main St. It will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays, and is closed Sundays and Mondays.
For more information, call Logan’s at 845/539-5569.
Learn more about the Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce and its events by calling 845/292-9797, by emailing LibertyNYChamber@gmail.com, or find it on Facebook at Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce.
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