What's going on in arts, leisure and community July 8 to 14
CALLICOON, NY — On Friday, July 9 an artist reception for Chip Forelli’s photography exhibit, “The Black & White Landscape,” will take place at Rafter’s Tavern from 5 to 7 p.m. After, from 7 to 9 p.m., local band Callicoon Station will play at the Nest, the outdoor stage behind Rafter’s Tavern.
Forelli’s photographic career has spanned over three decades. The exhibit will run through the month of July.
A press release reads, “With dynamic harmonies and crowd-pleasing solos, Callicoon Station performs a variety of new and familiar tunes. This especially diverse band of accomplished musicians includes Brewster Smith (vocals, guitar, percussion), Elizabeth Rose (vocals, guitar, keys), Chip Forelli (vocals, bass) and Don Castellow (baritone sax, bass clarinet, low whistle).”
In inclement weather, performances will take place at the Rafter’s Tavern indoor stage.
There is no cover charge; donations are appreciated. Kitchen is open for dinner.
For more information, visit www.rafterstavern.com.
MONTICELLO, NY — On Thursday, July 15 at 6 p.m., Donna and Rick Nestler will present a musical program on the outdoor stage at the E.B. Crawford Public Library. The songs will be introduced with short stories about playing with Pete Seeger. The audience will be given ample opportunity to join in, singing along, as that was one of Pete’s goals.
The husband-and-wife team of Rick and Donna Nestler have been playing together professionally for over 20 years, performing a variety of different traditional genres including jug band, blues, country and maritime music, falling under the general heading of Americana Roots music. Both are multi-instrumentalists playing six- and 12-string guitars, tenor banjo, ukuleles and concertina, among other things. Rick had a 35-year friendship with Pete Seeger. Donna is a classically trained musician who has toured Europe.
Masks and social distancing are required. Registration is necessary and limited to 50 people.
For more information and to register, visit www.ebcpl.org and click on “July Adult Calendar.” In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is Wednesday, July 21.
FORESTBURGH, NY — “Altar Boyz” the musical will be on Forestburgh Playhouse’s main stage from July 13 to 25.
A press release from the playhouse reads, “A foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy band on the last night of their national ‘Raise the Praise’ tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. With their tight harmonies and spectacular choreography, the Altar Boyz delight their audience. Performing a full set, the Boyz question their loyalty to each other and ask whether or not faith is really holding them together. In the end, they deliver a message of unity: ‘there is no star as bright as its constellation, no harmony in a single voice.’”
All ticket holders will receive guidelines and protocols prior to arrival and will be seated in comfortable, socially distanced locations. COVID vaccination required.
Showtimes are 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on various dates.
For more information, to view the full schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit www.fbplayhouse.org.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The public is invited to a book signing with Christi Johnson, author of “Mystical Stitches,” on Friday, July 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Morgan Outdoors.
A press release reads, “Christi Johnson’s art combines cosmic visions and botanical beauties, stitched slowly and methodically into fabric. She embraces the qualities of natural materials and the use of discarded materials. Christi is the woman behind Mixed Color, a textile studio, based in Sullivan County, NY, that provides
functional pieces that are thoughtfully made, as well as sharing skills in sewing, embroidery, and natural dyeing so that others may do so themselves. Christi dedicated her book to ‘anyone who’s ever been told they aren’t creative, or their art isn’t good enough.’”
In addition to signing books, Johnson will bring several of her “Stitch Wish” hand-embroidered pieces for sale. Some of her tapestry and embroidered clothing will also be on display.
HONESDALE, PA — The end of the lockdown presents a unique opportunity for businesses that are ready to facilitate what people are craving most: in-person events. From 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 12, Tim Sohn of Sohn Social Media Solutions shares how to plan, promote and launch in-person events that people will want to attend.
His workshop will also serve as an example of the type of hybrid event expected to become popular in the post-lockdown economy. Attendees have the option to obtain tickets (www.bit.ly/eventsagain) to join on-site at The Cooperage Project or via the livestream on Facebook Live.
“With the United States emerging from the pandemic, people are yearning for in-person events again,” Sohn said. “Local businesses that take the lead in hosting or sponsoring successful in-person events will be top-of-mind for customers in their communities. I can’t think of a better outreach over the second half of this year.”
Sohn has worked with many local businesses and nonprofit organizations in the area including Koberlein Environmental Services, The Milford Readers & Writers Festival, Downtown Hawley Partnership and many others.
HONESDALE, PA — Mark your calendar for the 10th annual Holiday Artisans’ Market on Sunday, October 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cooperage. The Holiday Artisans’ Market showcases the work of many talented artisans of the Upper Delaware Region.
Vendors are welcome to apply starting Sunday, June 11 through Thursday, July 15. There is a $10 application fee due by Friday, July 16. The application fee is being waived for the 2020 Holiday Artisans’ Market vendors in appreciation of joining us for the virtual market during a challenging season.
For more information and to apply, visit www.thecooperageproject.org/markets/holidayartisansmarket.
BARRYVILLE, NY — “The River” by Noah Kalina, will be on display at Nonneta and Friends Creative, 16 Old Brook Rd., through August 1.
Since 2015, Noah Kalina has been photographing the Delaware River 275 feet above his studio with a drone. In 2020, when COVID-19 lockdown began, Kalina made a photograph of the view every day for an entire year. The 43 photographs on display are a selection of photographs taken between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
Noah Kalina is a photographer and artist based in Lumberland, NY. Kalina’s work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. His ongoing project “Everyday,” is a series of daily self-portraits, has been parodied by “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy.” Everyday has been cited as being one of the main influences behind “selfie” culture. Kalina also works as a commercial photographer and has been commissioned by Google, Disney, Gucci, General Electric and David Webb. Kalina was the primary photographer for the original “Cabin Porn” book and has published two other books, “Bedmounds” and “Tiny Flock.”
For more information, visit www.nonnetaandfriends.com or 845/456-0320.
MONTICELLO, NY — New York’s biggest indoor waterpark, The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark, has officially reopened its doors on Thursday, July 1. Nestled in the Sullivan County Catskills, the family-friendly destination resort is now accepting reservations.
A road trip getaway for all ages, families can enjoy 324 all-suite accommodations, eight distinct restaurants and bars, indoor entertainment center, daily activities and, of course, the 80,000 square foot indoor waterpark. Heated to a summery 84 degrees year-round, the waterpark delights under a transparent roof complete with private
cabanas, and 11 slides and water adventures boasting daring drops and gnarly waves, not-so-lazy river and indoor-outdoor attractions.
Resort capacity will be reduced until it is safe and practical to welcome additional guests. All non-vaccinated associates and guests are required to wear protective facial coverings in public areas. Associates will provide service at restaurants/eateries that previously operated as self-service.
Resort rates start at $400 with a $42 resort fee per night per suite. For day visitors, waterpark day passes are available for $99.
For more information, visit www.thekartrite.com.
DAMASCUS, PA — On Saturday, July 10 at 10 a.m., Farm Arts Collective, on Willow Wisp Organic Farm, will host a free farm day workshop for kids and families in collaboration with The Cooperage Project’s “At the Farm” series.
The day includes a warmup with the Cooperage Project, a farm tour of Willow Wisp Organic Farm with Farm Arts Collective perfarmers [sic] Tannis and Jess, some hands in the dirt experience, a vegetable puppet show from the Farm Arts Collective performance, Stone Soup Cooking Class and a takeaway carrot bag.
For more information and to sign up, visit www.the-cooperage-project.ticketleap.com/at-the-farm-with-farm-arts-collective.
HAWLEY, PA — The second weekend of performances at Harmony in the Woods features two nationally renowned duos in two vastly different styles stretching from the Appalachian Mountains to the theaters of Broadway: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason will play on Friday, July 9 and Sally Wilfert and Joseph Thalken on Saturday, July 10.
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason are described as “the heart and soul of American Roots music.”
Sally Wilfert and Joseph Thalken will perform a variety of pieces spanning their careers on Tony-Award-winning productions of Broadway shows such as “Assassins,” “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and King David,” as well as in concert halls all over the world.
The outdoor performing arts amphitheater opened its season over July 4th weekend and evening performances will continue throughout the July and August weekends. Harmony in the Woods is a project of The Foundation for Harmony Presents, a charitable 501c3 organization, which seeks to enlighten and engage all in their new venue among the trees, with a lineup that reaches across musical genres and performances styles
Tickets for these Friday and Saturday evening performances are $25 and $35, depending on seats chosen; guests are encouraged to BYOB and snacks from local area restaurants. Guests are also encouraged to bring their own chairs, and a limited amount of chairs will be available to rent on site as well. Both shows begin at 6 p.m. with doors open at 5:30 p.m. Parking is available on site and attendees will be directed on where to park. In case of rain, these two performances will take place at the Hawley United Methodist Church.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.harmonyinthewoods.org.