Harvest hoedown festivities and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and the community, September 30 to October 6

Posted 9/29/21

‘Remains’ at the gallery at Nonneta and Friends Creative

BARRYVILLE, NY — It’s a powerful theme as the year dies away: from October 2 to 31, art lovers can experience …

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‘Remains’ at the gallery at Nonneta and Friends Creative

BARRYVILLE, NY — It’s a powerful theme as the year dies away: from October 2 to 31, art lovers can experience the power of what humans and nature leave behind.

Weaving together ephemera and organic matter, artist and photographer Bette Blau and ceramicist Nonna Hall have created “Remains,” their new show at the Nonneta and Friends gallery in Barryville.

“I am interested in what is here now and what has been left behind,” said Blau, “vintage ephemera, spore prints from mushrooms, fallen feathers, an abandoned nest. I love uncovering layers, discovering what’s underneath. I search for the worn, aged, and decayed—this, to me, is beautiful.”

Hall has had a pottery studio and gallery since 2019. There she holds classes and workshops as well as exhibits.

The opening reception is on October 2 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Nonneta and Friends Creative is located at 16 Old Brook Rd. in Barryville.

For more information, see www.nonnetaandfriends.com.

Honesdale's Old Stone Jail, now a historic site, has a somber—and sometimes scary—history.
Honesdale's Old Stone Jail, now a historic site, has a somber—and sometimes scary—history.

‘Jail Tales’ returns to the Old Stone Jail

HONESDALE, PA — If the stones could talk, they’d tell a terrifying story of thievery and murder.

The Greater Honesdale Partnership is delivering the next-best thing: storytelling by “long-forgotten inhabitants of the dungeon-like stone jail” and the men and women who were involved in their capture and who kept them imprisoned.

“Will you stand your ground or flee from these dark, dreary quarters?” a statement from the partnership asks.

“Jail Tales” will take place, rain or shine, on Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on both days. Tours are 30 minutes long, and groups are limited to 10 people.

The Old Stone Jail is located at 10th and Court Streets, behind the Wayne County courthouse in Honesdale.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.VisitHonesdalePA.com. The cost is $18 per adult and $13 per child. Parental guidance is suggested.

For more information, email GHP@VisitHonesdalePA.com or see the events calendar at www.VisitHonesdalePA.com.

Harvest hoedown festivities offer fun for all

HAWLEY, PA — It’s a taste of the past: hayrides, bluegrass music, contests of all kinds and much more.

The Hawley Harvest Hoedown has been going on since September 24, but all good things must come to an end. Sunday, October 3, is the last day of the festival this year.

But there’s still plenty of fun to be had, organizers say. On Saturday there’s a vendor fair, entertainment, a petting zoo, square dancing and an evening concert with regional bluegrass groups.

The Farm Arts Collective will also perform a children’s show on Sunday, October 3 at 1 p.m. on Keystone Street. If inclement weather is expected, the children’s show will take place at the Ritz Company Playhouse.

The Fall Crawl Beer Tour ends on Sunday too. Participants win a commemorative beer mug once they complete the crawl.

A scarecrow costume competition has been added. Dress up as scarecrows for a chance to win a prize. To register, arrive, dressed up, prior to 1 p.m. on Sunday and register at the Downtown Hawley Partnership office on Church Street.

For more information about the Hoedown, the music, the contests, their prizes, registration and more, visit www.hawleyharvesthoedown.com.

‘Steel Medicine’ at HPAC

ONLINE — Margaret Jacobs, a St. Regis Mohawk, creates traditional medicinal plants in steel. It’s a celebration of Mohawk metalwork as well as an exploration of “the tension and harmony between forces of nature and forces of man, addressing ideas such as natural cycles of decay and growth,” according to text from an exhibit of her work at the Boise Art Museum.

An online presentation and a Q&A with the artist is the next event in the Indigenous Women’s Voices Summit. It takes place on Sunday, October 3, from 2 p.m to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit hurleyvilleartscentre.org.

Spatial experience, humanity, and the erosion of nature at the DVAA

NARROWSBURG, NY — Exhibits by photographer Thierry Gourjon-Bieltvedt and artist Macyn Bolt have just opened at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) in Narrowsburg.

Both will be in place until October 31.

Gourjon-Bieltvedt’s “Captivity” documents animals in zoos, museums and aquariums, exploring “our relationship with a disappearing Nature and serve as social commentary referencing history, art, and modern-day culture, according to a DVAA statement.

In “Slow Drift,” by Bolt, the artist wrote that by “engaging the dramatic and subtle properties of color,  open and closed forms, and interlocking shapes, I attempt [to] give voice to the complex,  often contradictory nature of spatial comprehension.”

The exhibits are free of charge. Gallery hours are Thursdays through Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, see www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.

‘Shades’ at the E.B. Crawford Public Library

MONTICELLO, NY — The pop/R&B band Shades will perform on the Crawford Library’s outdoor stage on Thursday, October 7 at 6 p.m.

Sean Walker, Dave Morales and LA have a “smooth musical style and a lively sense of humor,” according to a statement.

Registration is required. The rain date is Tuesday, October 12.

Masking is strongly recommended and social distancing is required. Bring your own chair or blanket.

To learn more and to register, visit www.ebcpl.org.

A prior swap with the fabulous plants that you might find.
A prior swap with the fabulous plants that you might find.

Garden swap in Narrowsburg

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Narrowsburg Beautification Group (NBG) will host its biannual Garden Swap on Saturday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Tusten-Cochecton Library.

Exchange plants, seeds, bulbs, etc. from your garden with those of your neighbors.

The NBG asks that participants label their items with the plant name and information.

If you have nothing to exchange, donations are welcome.

For more information, visit their Facebook page, NBGtusten.

Rohman's Pub, a gathering place for residents and a draw for celebrities.
Rohman's Pub, a gathering place for residents and a draw for celebrities.

Lindbergh, the Brunswick bar and Rohman’s Pub

SHOHOLA, PA — The next meeting of the Shohola Railroad and Historical Society will feature a presentation on “Rohman’s Pub—Shohola’s Unique and Historic Landmark.” Speaker Rolf Buchmann will discuss the history of the pub, which was founded in 1849.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, at the Shohola Township Building.

There will be pictures of items from the pub, such as the 53-foot Brunswick bar, and photos of celebrities, from Charles Lindbergh and Babe Ruth to Clara Bow and Gloria Swanson, who visited it.  

The program is free of charge. Refreshments will follow the presentation.

For more information, see the historical society’s Facebook page at caboosegroup.

Work by local artists lines the halls of the Sullivan County Government Center.
Work by local artists lines the halls of the Sullivan County Government Center.

Local artists—and their art—wanted

MONTICELLO, NY — Gene Iovine, curator of the Sullivan County Homegrown Artists Exhibition program is looking to add more local artists’ work to the walls and halls of the government center in Monticello.

“As the crossroads of the county, the government center is a prime spot to display—and appreciate—the talents of county residents,” Iovine said. “We have close to a dozen artists represented in media ranging from photographs to paintings to sculpture, but we have room for more.”

Artists’ bios and contact information are also displayed, so that the public can get in touch with them. Price tags are not permitted.

“We will consider all submissions, but we reserve the right to determine which submissions will ultimately be displayed,” said Iovine.

To submit your work, send jpgs to sullivancoartcouncil@gmail.com or iovine.g@gmail.com, along with your name, address, title(s) of each piece, and your email contact info.

For more information, email one of the above addresses or text Iovine at 516/652-8376.

‘You are Here’ online auction has begun

ONLINE — Wayne County artists worked hard to create the photo panels that have decorated the area this summer.

Now a panel can be yours to keep.

Registration for bids in the Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) auction began on September 24 and will run through October 17.

At midnight on that day, the winners will be announced. Delivery can be arranged for a fee.

Each panel has been constructed to fold for storage.

To register and bid on a panel, go to www.biddingowl.com/testWayneCountyArtsAllian.

For more information and to see photos of the panels, visit the WCAA page at www.waynecountyartsalliance.org.

Paul Plumadore's work will be displayed at Rafter's Tavern in October.
Paul Plumadore's work will be displayed at Rafter's Tavern in October.

Paul Plumadore show at Rafter’s Tavern

CALLICOON, NY — Paper montages and archival giclee prints by Paul Plumadore will be displayed at Rafter’s Tavern in Callicoon through the month of October.

Working from antique printed matter, Plumadore cuts and reassembles images in a variety of ways, creating works of art that range from dark and mysterious to thought-provoking and funny, according to a statement.

For more information, see their Facebook page at RaftersTavern.

Okay, the real ones aren't this big. But there are plenty of big pumpkins at the Giant Pumpkin Party in Grahamsville.
Okay, the real ones aren't this big. But there are plenty of big pumpkins at the Giant Pumpkin Party in Grahamsville.

The ‘Giant Pumpkin Party’ and parade are back

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Come see what might be the biggest pumpkin in the county… and much, much more.

The 36th annual Giant Pumpkin Party will be held rain or shine on Saturday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Grahamsville.

The fall festival focuses on children and their love for books.

Organizers promise “a family day out in the country with something for everyone—from the costume parade to pony rides, giant pumpkin contest, craft fair,  hayrides, hay maze, a book sale, live music, delicious food and other amusements.”

The children’s costume parade and contest start at 9 a.m.  

The Tri-Valley school band, directed by Matthew Weyant, performs at 11:30 a.m. That’s followed by more music, a pumpkin decorating contest, and a hay-bale throwing contest, not to mention the book sale.

All proceeds benefit the Daniel Pierce Library children’s program.

For more information, call the library at 845/985-7233 or visit the Giant Pumpkin Party page on the library website www.danielpiercelibrary.org.

Last show of the season at the Birdhouse Gallery of Tiny Contemporary Art

HANCOCK, NY — October-appropriate, the year’s final show at the Birdhouse Gallery is called “Ghost Story.”

Miniature works by five artists are featured: Anki King, Marcy Rosewater, Patricia Fabrikant, Sunny Chapman and James Vanderberg.

The show’s opening takes place on Saturday, October 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the gallery, which is located at 499 E. Front St. in Hancock.

For more information, see the gallery’s Facebook page at TheBirdhouseGallery.

Monticello library budget vote and trustee election to be held October 6

MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library’s annual budget vote will be held on  Wednesday, October 6, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Voting will take place at the  Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello. All registered voters in the library district, which is located in those parts of the Towns of Thompson, Bethel, and Forestburgh within the Monticello Central School District, are eligible to vote in this election.

Absentee ballots are available. Call the election clerk at  845/794-4660 x6 to request an application.

The 2022 library budget will be $1,346,811 —which includes $351,163 previously approved capital debt service repayment. This is a  2.85 percent increase from 2021.

The 2022 budget will result in a 0.5 percent increase in the tax levy. The increase in the tax levy was offset by unallocated funds.

Copies of the 2022 budget are available at the library or on  the library website: ebcpl.org.

Three seats on the library board are up for election. Incumbent trustees Constance Keller, Steven Sharoff and Marvin Rappaport are up for re-election.

For more information, call the library at 845/794-4660.

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