'Under the Stars,' chamber music and more

What's happening in arts and leisure, June 8-14

Posted 12/31/69

‘Under the Stars’ at the Forestburgh Playhouse

FORESTBURGH, NY — “Under the Stars” returns to the Forestburgh Playhouse gardens on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning …

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'Under the Stars,' chamber music and more

What's happening in arts and leisure, June 8-14


‘Under the Stars’ at the Forestburgh Playhouse

FORESTBURGH, NY — “Under the Stars” returns to the Forestburgh Playhouse gardens on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 9.
That show will feature Slam Allen, who uses blues, soul, R&B and a little rock to deliver soul-stirring performances, a spokesperson said.
Tony Award winner Beth Leavel will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 10. It’s the annual fundraiser for the playhouse.
Join us at our annual fundraiser in the Garden to support the Forestburgh Playhouse and delight in the star power of Tony Award Winner
The Forestburgh Playhouse is located at 39 Forestburgh Rd.
To purchase tickets and to learn more, visit www.fbplayhouse.org/under-the-stars.

‘PULL’ opens at the Ruffed Grouse Gallery

NARROWSBURG, NY — Works by David Kener, Lucy Sante and Dave Walsh, titled “PULL,” will open at the Ruffed Grouse Gallery from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 10.
The exhibition features sculpture, collage and painting.
The three artists are engaged in a process of extraction. With an acute attention to forgotten things, they transform the old, the overlooked and the everyday into compelling new stories, a spokesperson said.
“PULL” can be seen during Narrowsburg’s Deep Water Literary Festival, June 16 to 18, which this year features an array of creative and provocative works by artists, performers, poets, and musicians centered around the theme of George Orwell.
The exhibition will be in place until Sunday, August 13.
For more information, visit www.ruffedgrousegallery.com.

SCRTA to meet

HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County Retired Teachers’ Association (SCRTA) will have a meeting at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14 at the Sullivan County Museum, located at 225 Main Street. This will be an in-person meeting with a Zoom component, as Diane Quintana and Jonda Beattie speak on “How Did I End Up with So Much Stuff.”
There will be refreshments, but bring a bag lunch.
RSVP by Friday, June 9 by calling Joan at 607/291-1810 or Susan at 845/794-4580 or 845/428-8106.
Music night at the Phillipsport Community Center PHILLIPSPORT, NY — Phillipsport’s monthly music night brings Robert Tellefesen to the community center at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10. The concert will be outdoors, weather permitting.
$10 at the door gets you music, homemade pie and a non-alcoholic drink.
For more information, call 845/313-1772.

Chamber music closes out the season at the Tusten Theatre

NARROWSBURG, NY — Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) welcomes the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) to the Tusten Theatre at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 11. The program features works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Antonin Dvořák.
Dvořák combined folk elements of his Slovak homeland and Black music he heard during his stay in the United States.
A young Anglo-African composer named Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was composing his first work, the “Clarinet Quintet in F-Sharp Minor.” It is not quite English, not quite American, and not quite African.
The Coleridge-Taylor quintet will be performed alongside Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 10 to show how these two composers have a common thread.
Featured performers include Akiko Hosoi on violin, Noah Field on viola, Julia Henderson on cello and Andrew Cho on clarinet.
Tickets cost $25 for adults, and are free for children. Purchase tickets online at delawarevalleyartsalliance.org/event/scco-2023-season-finale/.
Learn more at bit.ly/43bSO8p.

Free classes and workshops at the Wurtsboro Arts Alliance

WURTSBORO, NY — The Wurtsboro Art Alliance will offer free classes, workshops and demonstrations this month, and the next, conducted by Janet Campbell, will be held on Sunday, June 11 beginning at 12:30 p.m. and held at the arts alliance.
Through June, you can try watercolor pouring, button art, jewelry creations and more.
Weekly plein air events will be held as well.
The arts alliance is located in the John Neilson Gallery, 73 Sullivan St.
For more information, visit www.waagallery.org.

Edmund Bagnell to perform at the Eldred Preserve

ELDRED, NY — The Bradstan Cabaret Series continues with a performance by violinist Edmund Bagnell at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 11 at the Eldred Preserve. Bagnell, a South Carolina native, has performed as an actor, violinist and singer. He was the first violinist and singer in the string quartet Well Strung.
The Eldred Preserve is located at 1040 State Rte. 55.
Tickets cost $55 for general admission and $65 for premium admission. Purchase tickets at theeldredpreserve.com/cabaret.
Visit theeldredpreserve.com or call 845/557-8316 for more information.

Mini-macros at the Van Scott Nature Reserve

BEACH LAKE, PA — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at the Van Scott Nature Reserve on Saturday, June 10, beginning at 2 p.m., to explore the life of macroinvertebrates.
Learn the importance of these insects and how they can be an indicator of water quality.
The Van Scott Nature Reserve is located at 571 Perkins Pond Rd. The cost is $5 for conservancy members and $10 for non-members. Register at delawarehighlands.org.
For more information, call 570/226-3164.

‘Picasso Was Right’ exhibition opens

SHOHOLA, PA — The “Picasso Was Right” exhibit/reception features a gallery of masterpieces by local youth up to age 16; the opening takes place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 at the Artists Market Community Center.
This event is designed to nurture young talent.
The center is located at 114 Richardson Ave.
Learn more at artistsmarketcc.com.

Monticello Elks soccer shoot

MONTICELLO, NY — Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 is holding its soccer shoot competition for boys and girls aged 13 and under beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 11 at Somerville Field.
The Elks Soccer Shoot is a national annual competition to provide a fun, positive character-building activity for local youth, a spokesperson said. Winners from this local competition advance to the East Central District Championship.
For more information regarding the soccer shoot, email bjconaty@outlook.com.

Artists celebrate the environment

MILFORD, PA — The June exhibit at the ARTery Gallery, “Artful Expressions from the Environment,” brings together selected works by Randall FitzGerald and Scott and Debbie Helfand; an opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the gallery.
FitzGerald has been photographing and painting for over 50 years. Professionally trained in the sciences as an ecologist, his love for the natural world permeates his rural landscapes, seascapes, and bird paintings, with an added flare for romanticism.
Both potters, the Helfands create aesthetic and functional art inspired by nature. Their affinity for recycling and reusing materials shows as they repurpose those materials into unique expressions of art.
The month-long exhibit will be on display from Thursday, June 8 to Monday, July 3.
The gallery is located at 210 Broad St.
For more information, call 570/409-1234 or visit arterygallerymilford.com.

Think you know chamber music? Think again

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis Consort, an ensemble of voices, flute, cello and piano, will perform its Chamber Music Cafe at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 11 at Marsh Hall at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jervis.
The ensemble will present a varied program of music from madrigals and motets to Billy Joel and Riverdance. Refreshments will be served and admission is free.
“Chamber music is meant for a relatively small group of performers in an intimate space, as opposed to a large concert hall with perhaps a 60-piece symphony orchestra,” said baritone and coordinator Jim Blanton, who performed in New York City and nationally before moving to Port Jervis in 2001.“Sometimes chamber music, or classical music in general, is considered to be only for an elite or ‘high brow’ audience. We hope to prove with our chamber music cafes that this music can be enjoyed by anyone… It is all about having fun.”
Marsh Hall is located at 60 Sussex St.
For more information, call 845/858-9895 or email goliardcts@earthlink.net.

The lost towns of the Catskills Watershed

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — “Bittersweet Memories: Lost Towns of the Catskill Watersheds” is a new augmented reality exhibition exploring the heartache and loss of homes taken for New York City’s Catskill and Delaware water systems; it opens on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Time and the Valleys Museum, located on State Route 55.
The museum has partnered with SUNY Sullivan Graphic Arts Department to add an augmented reality overlay to some of the paintings. This means that if you look at the paintings with their smartphone or tablet, you can see the artwork “come alive” with moving images, music, sound effects and more, thanks to the hard work of the SUNY Sullivan students, a museum spokesperson said.
Seventeen local artists created this exhibition, telling a heartbreaking story of the price of eminent domain—the taking of land without owners’ consent for the building of New York City’s water system in the early to mid-20th century.
For more information, visit www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org, call 845/985-7700 or email info@timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.

Bingham Park arts and crafts fair is back

HAWLEY, PA — The Chamber of the Northern Poconos will hold its arts and crafts fair this summer in Bingham Park, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 10.
The fair typically hosts approximately 100 vendors with truly unique items, including jewelry, baked goods, pet treats, clothes and more.
The hours are from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., rain or shine. There is no charge for admission. Food will be available to purchase.
The cost to participate as a vendor is $55 per show ($65 on the day of the show, and cash must be exact), for a 15-foot-by-15-foot space.
The park is located at 133-179 Main Ave.
Learn more at www.poconomountains.com.

Veterans breakfast in Campbell Hall

CAMPBELL HALL, NY — Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties will hold a breakfast celebrating veterans from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14 at the Otterkill Country Club, located at 100 Otter Rd.
Alan C. Mack will be the special guest.
There is no cost for veterans; the price is $30 for individual tickets. To register, or to see the cost of sponsorships, visit hospiceoforange.com/event/2023-veterans-celebration.
For more information, call 845/561-6111 or email advancement@hospiceoforange.com.

Forestburgh Playhouse, Ruffed Grouse Gallery, SCRTA, Tusten Theatre, DVAA, Wurtsboro Arts Alliance, Edmund Bagnell, Eldred Preserve, ARTery Gallery, Port Jervis Consort, Catskills Watershed, Time and the Valleys Museum, Bingham Park, Hospice of Orange & Sullivan


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