Sullivan County Music Festival returns
HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre (HPAC) will hold the Sullivan County Music Festival on Sunday, June 4 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. …
HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre (HPAC) will hold the Sullivan County Music Festival on Sunday, June 4 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. on the lawn of Tango Café and Fireman’s Park on Main Street.
This year’s lineup includes 15 performances, all showcasing the diversity of local talent in the region. The festival will also highlight 15 nonprofit organizations doing remarkable work within Sullivan County, a spokesperson said.
Attendees can enjoy original music all day, along with an array of vendors, raffles and door prizes provided by local businesses.
Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to relax on the grass in front of Tango Café. Several local businesses, including the Hurleyville General Store, Tango Café, Pickled Owl, La Salumina and Casa Mia, will offer a variety of food options.
Additionally, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle will give guests the opprtunity to win cash and prizes from local restaurants, vendors and businesses.
For more information, visit www.hurleyvilleartscentre.org.
PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis NY Tourism Board has announced the return of the Fabulous Fifties festival on Sunday, June 4 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at Riverside Park.
You can take a step back to the 1950s at this family-friendly event.
Call back your memories of the time, or create new ones. There will be music of the 1950s and a chance to dance your bobby socks away, organizers promise.
Enjoy food, vendors and a classic car show. Dress for the occasion and bring a chair. Admission and parking are free.
The park is located at 4th Street and Railroad Avenue.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/FabulousFiftiesPortJervisNy.
HAWLEY and HONESDALE, PA — Two boroughs are partnering with the Stourbridge Line to offer a full day of train rides, live music, shopping, eating and exploring. There will be free train rides all day, shopping, food specials and live music.
Passports will be given out as you get on the train; spend $30 in each town and you will be eligible for a random drawing for gift cards to various shops.
There is no charge, but reservations are required. Call 570/470-9532.
NORTHEAST PA — From 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 2, donors can make secure donations to their favorite local nonprofit organizations through www.nepagives.org.
Donations will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by NEPA Gives sponsors—making donor dollars stretch further.
The Wayne County Community Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, the Scranton Area Community Foundation, the Carbon County Community Foundation, the Luzerne Foundation Community and the Foundation of Endless Mountains have teamed up to host NEPA Gives.
Learn more at www.nepagives.org.
LIBERTY, NY — Katie Gasior, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s horticulture program coordinator, will host an opening day celebration of the newly constructed Sullivan Fresh Teaching Garden at the Extension Education Center on Thursday, June 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
At this gathering, Gasior will teach hands-on gardening techniques in the new raised garden-beds at the extension’s education center.
Participants will learn to direct-sow seeds, transplant seedlings into the raised bed, place stakes and trellises and learn strategies for a high-yielding produce garden.
The teaching garden is located at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.
There is no fee, but preregistration is required to participate. Interested participants can register online at www.sullivancce.org/events.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845/292-6180.
HURLEYVILLE, NY — Sullivan County residents are invited to bake an apple pie for the Fallsburg Fall Apple Pie Baking Contest.
It’s for amateur bakers only.
The contest will take place on Saturday, September 30 at Morningside Park.
For rules and an entry form, email email@example.com or call 845/866-3204.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will hold several events at the beginning of June. The center is located at 538 Emery Road.
On Saturday, June 3, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., take a day trip around the Delaware Water Gap and search for and learn about the breeding species of birds in the area. Bring binoculars and lunch. The cost is $20; you must preregister by calling 570/828-2319.
On Saturday, June 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., take part in a national effort to introduce more people to the great outdoors. One of PEEC’s staff will guide and teach about area forests. One never knows what one will find out there, and participants are encouraged to ask plenty of questions along the way. To register, call 570/828-2319.
On Sunday, June 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., explore the Ecozone Discovery Room. Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge and dig in a fossil pit.
The cost is $2 per person and registration is not required.
For more information on these events and others, visit www.peec.org.
NARROWSBURG, NY — The biannual plant swap to benefit the Narrowsburg Beautification Group takes place on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tusten-Cochecton library’s parking lot, located at 198 Bridge Street.
Exchange plant, seeds and bulbs. Label items with your name and plant information. If you have nothing to swap then make a donation instead.
DAMASCUS, PA — Morgan Kauffman will teach a workshop on the Feldenkrais method on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Farm Arts Collective.
Kauffman will offer two hours of “gentle, thought-provoking and reorganizing movement” using the Feldenkrais Method. “She will explore a scope of immense possibilities for movement and expression, ideal for performers, farmers and anyone who has a body,” said a Farm Arts spokesperson.
Participants will lie on the floor for this workshop and should bring a blanket or mat.
Farm Arts is located at 38 Hickory Ln.
To register, visit www.farmartscollective.org/calendar.
For more information, call 570/798-9530.
SANDYSTON, NJ — The Delaware Valley Choral Society will perform choral favorites on Saturday, June 3 at 2 p.m. at the St. Thomas Apostle Church.
Major works, accompanied by a chamber orchestra, include Vivaldi’s “Gloria in D Major,” plus two motets Vivaldi intended to be performed with the “Gloria.”
The church is located at 210 Rte. 206.
Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for students and there is no charge for children aged five and under. Tickets are available at the door, but can also be purchased by calling Helen at 845/856-5696, Diane at 570/296-5333 or Jeffery at 570/267-8773.
For more information, visit www.dvchoralsociety.org.
CALLICOON, NY — On Saturday, June 3, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rafter’s Tavern, Hal Galper is playing once again—but it’s not his usual jazz.
He’s playing funk, blues and jazz fusion in “Body Music,” a show with Brewster Smith, Mario Pietra, Matt Hoffman, Justin Padro and Matthew Albeck.
Rafter’s Tavern is located at 28 Upper Main St.
Learn more at Rafter’s Tavern on Facebook.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills will hold a fly-fishing clinic to benefit Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 15 at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum, 1301 Old Rte. 17.
“We are so grateful to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum for allowing us the opportunity to bring the community together in a unique way and for a great cause,” said Jerry Dunlavey, interim president and CEO for Garnet Health. “All proceeds will benefit Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills and the incredible work we do here in Sullivan County.”
The cost is $50 per person and includes instruction for fly-rod casting, fly tying, fly-fishing fundamentals, a bamboo fly-rod handcrafting studio and museum tour, plus a one-year membership to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum (valued at $40).
Additionally, lunch will be provided and will include spirits, music and a message from Garnet Health leaders.
For more information and to register, visit www.garnethealth.org/flyfishing.
DELAWARE RIVER — New and experienced paddlers of all ages are invited to register for the 28th Delaware River Sojourn, which takes place June 17 to 23.
The Sojourn combines guided paddling excursions, interpretive programs and camping. Participants can sign up for the entire trip or for the day(s) of their choice.
“The Sojourn is a paddling adventure geared for everyone, a wonderful way to learn about and discover the Delaware River,” said Mark Zakutansky, director of conservation policy engagement for the Appalachian Mountain Club and chair of the Sojourn steering committee.
This year’s theme is Running Free. “[E]ducational programming will be focused on the history and unique habitat of an undammed, free-flowing Delaware River,” Zakutansky said.
Roughly 65 miles will be paddled in 2023, split into daily trips ranging from five to 13 miles.
Registration fees are $100 per day for adults and $70 per day for children age 15 and under.
There is an additional one-time insurance fee of $10 per person for this American Canoe Association (ACA)-sanctioned event. The fee does not apply to current ACA members.
Registration details, itinerary overview and sojourn safety guidelines are available at www.delawareriversojourn.com.
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