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What's going on in arts, leisure and the community, October 28 to November 3

Posted 10/27/21

What's going on in arts, leisure and the community, October 28 to November 3

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What's going on in arts, leisure and the community, October 28 to November 3


Trainslyvania haunted house

ROSCOE, NY — Ghouls, ghosts, goblins and candy are waiting in Trainsylvania at the Roscoe O&W Railway Museum.

The museum is holding a haunted house on Sunday, October 31, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free but a donation is requested.

As per New York State guidelines, COVID-19 masks must be worn. Scary masks are optional.

For additional information, visit the Roscoe O & W Railway Museum Facebook page.

A horrific conductor awaits you at Trainsylvania station.
A horrific conductor awaits you at Trainsylvania station.

Sullivan Chamber’s Pride of Community awards gala

CALLICOON, NY — To receive a Pride of Community award means that an individual or group has shown deep community involvement and contributed to economic development in the county.

The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce has been honoring businesses and individuals for 30 years.  

“It is a way to honor people throughout Sullivan County that wouldn’t normally get recognized,” said chamber president/CEO Jaime Schmeiser, “but these individuals deserve the most prestigious recognition.”

The ceremony will take place on November 10 at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center in Callicoon. Tickets cost $75/person. Tables of eight seats cost $525.

The 2021 Pride award winners are:

  • Business of the Year—Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP
  • Distinguished Achievement Award—Franklin Trapp, Forestburgh Playhouse
  • Distinguished Service Awards—Dawn Ciorciari, Bold Gold Media and Marie Smith, Fun with No Sun
  • Young Emerging Leader Awards—Matthew Sush, Jeff Bank  and Samantha Dorn, Sullivan 180
  • Township Award—Suzanne White, Bethel Business Association, Town of Bethel

For more information or for tickets, call the Chamber at 845/791-4200 or email office@catskills.com.

Trick or treat at SUNY Sullivan

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY  — Candy, treats and kid-type scares are on offer at SUNY Sullivan, which is hosting its eighth annual “Trick-or-Treating” event for school-age children on Friday, October 29.

It’s sponsored by SUNY Sullivan Admissions. “Trick-or-Treating” will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.in the college’s courtyard. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors may park in Lot 1.

For more information contact admissions@sunysullivan.edu, or call 845/434-5750, ext. 4255.

Understanding disability, without judgment

ONLINE — Lee Brian Karasik is a musician, a photographer, an EMT, a disability educator and a foodie. He was also born with a mild form of cerebral palsy.

On Thursday, November 4 at 6 p.m., Karasik will host “Understanding Disability in a Judgement-Free Zone” on Zoom and YouTube Live. The evening is presented by the E.B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello.

Karasik intends to clear up the misconceptions about living with varying ability. An open Q & A forum will follow. Community members of all ages and abilities are welcome. Registration is required and is limited.  Visit https://ebcpl.org to register.

WSUL relaunches

MONTICELLO, NY — Focusing on music from the 1990s to the present, 98.3 WSUL has changed its format and added shows.

“The More Music Workday” will follow “Mornings with Jenn” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Chase Daniels has joined the Bold Gold Media New York team in the afternoon for “The Ride Home with Chase Daniels.”  

“This relaunch is a bold step in enhancing the sound of this heritage community radio station in Sullivan and the Catskills,” said Dawn Ciorciari, general manager. “Listeners who have always loved this station will want to tune in even more.” 

Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum honors five

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) has announced the 2021 Fly Fishing Hall of Fame inductees and the recipient of the 2021 Lee Wulff Conservation Award.

This year’s inductees are Paul Bruun, Dave Brandt, William Taylor and Ted Williams. The conservation award will be given to Peter Kolesar.

The dinner reception and presentation of the honors and awards will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 30 at the Rockland House in Roscoe. Dinner will be served.

The Fly Fishing Hall of Fame was established to recognize and honor individuals who have significantly enhanced the culture of fly fishing.

Seating is limited and the cost is $75/person. For more information or to make reservations visit our website events page at https://cffcm.com.

Fundraising dinner for Monticello Kiwanis

MONTICELLO, NY — The annual Bernie Shore/Rose Raimond fundraising dinner is still on. It just looks a bit different this year.

The Monticello Kiwanis is offering it at the ticket buyer’s choice of time, from Yanni’s Café on Pleasant Street in Monticello. Tickets cost $20 each, which entitles the buyer to dinner platter choices of hot open roast beef, grilled chicken, gyro platter or a vegetarian crepe. Included are choices of soup or salad as well as two side dishes and dessert.  Dinners can be a socially distant “eat-in” or diners can “take-out” at the window by ordering ahead. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are valid from October 15 to December 15.  

All proceeds benefit charitable projects in the community and help the Kiwanis Club fulfill its mission of “serving the children of the world, one child and one community at a time.”

Tickets can be purchased by contacting a Monticello Kiwanis member or by check, made out to the Kiwanis Club of Monticello. Mail payment to PO Box 413, Monticello, NY 12701.

For further information on obtaining tickets, contact Marvin Rappaport at 845/701-1655.

Hitting the roof at the Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — New York City duo Hit the Roof will perform at the Cooperage on Thursday, October 28.

“Inspired from their exposure to different musical thinking,” their statement reads, “they possess their very own creative language based in Americana.”

An eclectic pair, the music draws from jazz, blues, rock, classical, bluegrass and funk.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Cooperage at 570/253-2020 or email info@thecooperageproject.org.

First annual Parksville Halloween parade

PARKSVILLE, NY — The Parksville Priorities Committee, plus the Town of  Liberty, is holding the first annual Parksville Halloween Parade on October 31, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The parade will begin at the former Dead End  Café on Main Street in Parksville and end at Cabernet Frank’s Restaurant.

There will be floats  from the Arrowhead Ranch starring the Johnny Jules Band, Todd Perlmutter (the brains behind the new Parksville Arts Center), and Debbie Fisher’s Sunshine Bus.  

Catskill Animal Rescue will have costumed animals available for adoption.

“Additional entertainment is signing up daily,” organizers wrote. “We expect many locals to come out in costume to march as well.”

For more information, call Harriet Dorfman at 845/747-9403.

Submission call for ‘Art in Sixes’

NARROWSBURG, NY —  The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance is calling for entries for the “Art in Sixes” small works exhibition, to be shown November 20-December 23 at the DVAA building on Main Street in Narrowsburg. Traditionally, this exhibit features over 500 small-scale artworks by more than 175 local and regional artists.

Works can be no larger than six inches in any direction, not including the frame or base. The work will be juried and not everything, staff say, will be accepted.

Artists may submit up to four works, and all media will be considered. All must be for sale and the minimum price is $60.

The final drop-off date is Sunday, November 7, until 4 p.m.  

For other drop-off dates, rules and to download the submission forms and labels, visit https://delawarevalleyartsalliance.org. For rules regarding COVID-19, call the DVAA at 845/252-7576.

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