What's going on in arts, leisure and community July 9 to 15
HAWLEY, PA — The Murray building on Main Avenue has become the Hawley Hub, a multi-purpose space for the community with an emphasis on the arts and self-enrichment. A multi-phased project, the Hawley Hub is first opening its upstairs space, The Eddy Studio, for yoga, dance, theater, art and fitness classes beginning July 6.
Among a few of the existing classes are Broadway Workouts (fitness through Broadway choreography to a new show tune every class), Scene Study Classes for Actors, Intro to Theatre for Kids, All-Levels-Yoga and more. Classes are still forming and instructors are wanted.
The Hawley Hub will continually evolve, and more information will be released in the coming months pertaining to use of The Eddy Studio, The Hawley Hub’s larger community space and storefronts.
ONLINE — Jake’s Pack 5K Run-Walk begins on Friday, July 10. It is held in memory of Michael “Jake” Burkhardt, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 2016. The race was started by Jake’s family and friends as a way to keep Jake’s memory alive by supporting what was important to him. Proceeds will be used to support the Michael “Jake” Burkhardt Memorial Student Leadership Fund which supports scholarships for high school students looking to pursue degrees in science and environmental studies.
To participate, run or walk your 5K race (3.1 miles) at any point before the 10 p.m. cut off on Sunday, July 12 and submit your results—instructions will be given after registration.
Registration costs $25 for runners and $20 for walkers.
To register, visit www.runsignup.com/jakespack. For more information, call 570/689-9494 or email email@example.com.
MILFORD, PA — The hard-rocking Irish roots band Get Up Jack will appear at a drive-in concert on Saturday, July 11. The concert will take place 7:30 p.m. at the Milford Health parking lot, 111 East Catharine St. across from the Milford Theatre. The suggested donation is $20 per car—cash only. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Only people in vehicles may enter the lot. Attendees who want to get out of their cars must stand near their vehicles and wear masks. Alcohol is not permitted and concertgoers must take their trash with them.
For more information, visit www.kin
dredspiritsarts.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAKE ARIEL, PA — On Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, the Lacawac Sanctuary Environmental Education Center is hosting a wilderness survival program. Learn essential survival skills like map reading, fire starting and shelter building, along with how to use different tools to keep you alive.
Social distancing will be maintained during this outdoor program. In case of rain, this program will take place on Sunday, July 12 at 4 p.m.
Online registration is required. For more information and to register, visit www.
lacawac.org or email email@example.com.
ONLINE — The Time and the Valleys Museum is hosting a virtual program on Zoom, “The Story of New Netherland: Dutch Colony 1624 – 1664,” on Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m. The program will be led by historian and former teacher Thomas Riley.
The Story of New Netherland traces the history of the Dutch Colony from the early explorations of Henry Hudson in 1609 to the Village of New Amsterdam (New York City) governed by Peter Stuyvesant, to the spread of settlers throughout the colony up to English occupation in 1664. Local Sullivan and Ulster Dutch history will also be explored.
Admission is free. To attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register; you will receive a reply email invitation with login information.
For more information, call 845/985-7700 or email email@example.com.
ONLINE — Catskill Talks returns to Wurtsboro Art Alliance this summer for its fourth season. The alliance will hold a monthly artist talk series the second Saturday of each month through October at 5 p.m. via Facebook Live on Wurtsboro Art Alliance’s Facebook page.
The series will feature talks by regional artists, musicians, poets, painters, photographers, sculptors and authors, to name just a few, who will share their artistic endeavors and living as artists.
The guest on Saturday, July 11, is the musical group Little Sparrow, an Americana band based in Youngsville, NY that has been performing since 2008. Aldo Troiani on mandolin, guitar and vocals, and Carol Smith on guitar and vocals, form the foundation of the band. Little Sparrow performs music by bands like Traffic, Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Marvin Gaye, The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Chris Stapleton, John Prine, and some of the old classic country singers like Hank Williams and Merle Haggard.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Jay Brooks is offering two plein air workshops on Saturdays, July 11 and July 18; both will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. alongside the Willowemoc Creek.
The goal will be “to see and capture our first reactions to a natural setting” through the use of line, mass and tone in landscape sketches. Be prepared to paint from two to four canvases each day.
Jay Brooks is a member of the Salmagundi Club/NYC where he recently won the Tuttle Memorial Award for his cityscape, “Brooklyn Navy Yard.” Although Brooks’s main interest is the rural NY landscape where he lives, he has painted in the American West, Puerto Rico, the Austrian and German Alps, Northern Italy, Ireland and the Australian outback and rain forests.
Brooks began painting at age 14, under the classical apprenticeship of John Piesley and the plein air instruction of Charles Movalli, a disciple of the late Emile Gruppe where he was introduced to the pre-impressionist styles of Corot, George Inness and Asher B. Durand.
For more information, visit www.zanegreypleinair.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.