In New York:
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
200 Hurd Rd., …
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, NY
“Located 90 miles from New York City in Bethel, NY, our lush 800-acre campus includes a Pavilion Stage amphitheater with a seating capacity of 16,000, an intimate 422-seat indoor Event Gallery, the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods, and a Conservatory for creative learning programs. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organization, our goal is to provide innovative, program-driven experiences for all ages.”
The Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry) perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 at the Pavilion.
James Taylor & His All-Star Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 at the Pavilion.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 1 at the Pavilion.
Catskill Art Space
48 Main St., Livingston Manor
The Catskill Art Space (CAS) is a nonprofit organization focused on public interest, participation and enjoyment of the arts. Through its multi-arts center, CAS explores contemporary art practices and facilitates creative and professional development for established and emerging artists.
Neil Greenberg, “The Disco Project Remix 2023.” There will be a free performance and talk-back at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 on the second floor of the River Gallery. The work addresses liberation, trauma and survival, the website notes.
For more information about current exhibits and upcoming shows, visit catskillartspace.org.
Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum
1031 Old Rte. 17, Livingston Manor
“The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of fly fishing in the Catskills and educating the next generation of anglers and conservationists.” Many activities are offered throughout the year.
On Saturday, May 27 at 5:30 p.m. the museum will hold its annual dinner banquet and fundraiser at the Rockland House in Roscoe. The dinner will honor Dave Catizone, Bruce Concors and Tom Mason.
“Catskill Colonizers: Len Halladay’s Adams Dry Fly & John Atherton’s Fly Series” will be held on Saturday, July 22 at 11 a.m. at the museum. The presentation will look at the creation of the world-famous Adams dry fly and the Atherton series of flies. There will also be demonstrations of fly-tying.
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance
37 Main St., Narrowsburg
The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) serves as the arts council for Sullivan County. The DVAA presents year-round programs in the visual, performing and community arts, and it provides arts resources for a county- and valley-wide constituency of artists, arts groups and the general public. Many events are held at the Tusten Theatre.
The organization is responsible for annual events such as the Big Eddy Film Festival, Riverfest and the Deep Water Literary Fest.
Heather Bause-Rubinstein, “High Tide.” Artist’s talk scheduled for Saturday, June 17. Bause-Rubinstein creates abstract paintings on found materials and reclaimed domestic textiles.
Melissa Zexter, “Phantom Web.” Artist’s talk scheduled for Saturday, June 3. The work combines embroidery with photography to explore memory and personal experience. Both exhibits are open through Sunday, June 25.
On Sunday, June 11, the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra will perform at the theatre.
The Deep Water Literary Festival will take place on Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18 in Narrowsburg, in partnership with One Grand Books.
On Saturday, July 1, there will be an opening reception for new shows by Geoffrey Hutchinson and Johan Sellenraad.
Delaware Valley Opera
6692 Rte. 52, Lake Huntington
At the Delaware Valley Opera (DVO), area talent can study and perform opera. It introduces opera to young people and the general public—and more.
The DVO has numerous performances scheduled through the summer. Visit its website to learn more.
Children’s opera “The Three Bears” will be performed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25; and on Saturday, July 15 at the opera center.
“La Boheme” will be performed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 16; at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 22; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 23.
39 Forestburgh Rd., Forestburgh
The Forestburgh Playhouse “has continuously presented hundreds of musicals, plays, cabarets and concerts.” Actors, directors, dancers, musicians, designers and more create professional live theatre each summer. The organization also hosts an academy, the Tavern and the In the Works In the Woods festival.
The playhouse has a full summer schedule of performances. June will see “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,” Tuesday, June 20, to Sunday, June 25; and “Clue” from Tuesday, June 27 to Sunday, July 2.
“Under the Stars” will return for its fourth season in the playhouse gardens on Fridays and Saturdays in June. It kicks off on Friday, June 2 with drag diva Lagoona Bloo; and Elizabeth Ward Land performs “Still Within the Sound of My Voice: The Music of Linda Ronstadt” on Saturday, June 3.
For the full schedule and times, and to buy tickets, visit https://www.fbplayhouse.org/the-2022-main-stage-season.
Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History
6615 Rte. 97, Narrowsburg
“Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History was founded by former Sullivan County Historian James W. Burbank, and opened in 1957… [It] was not a fort in the military sense, but was designed as a replica of the stockade that had been known as the ‘lower fort’ of the Cushetunk settlement.” It is a living-history museum with “authentic, immersive programming.”
Fort Delaware opens for the 2023 season at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 27. At 2 p.m., Sullivan County Historian John Conway will discuss Nathaniel Sackett, the godfather of American intelligence, and his local ties. This is the first program in the fort’s Bold Gold Media speaker series for 2023.
The fort will be open during the summer, and the big Patriots and Loyalists Weekend/Declaration of Independence celebration will take place on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9. The annual commemoration of the Battle of Minisink takes place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 22.
Frederick Cook Society
247 Main St., Hurleyville
The Frederick Cook Society is a worldwide organization of people interested in the life and work of Dr. Cook. The society has a gallery and a research library in the Sullivan County Cultural Center & Museum.
“F.A. Cook, Reimagined,” the first symposium in two decades devoted to explorer, medical doctor, photographer and Hortonville native Dr. Frederick Cook, will be held starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17 at the Sullivan County Museum.
Speakers include journalist and author Darrell Hartman; Laura Kissel, the polar curator for the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program; and more.
Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre
219 Main St., Hurleyville
The Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre celebrates the environmental and social diversity of the Catskill region through performance, film and visual art. It presents programs that create shared experiences to inspire, challenge and connect audiences.
Its offerings include Gallery 222, which is also on Main Street in Hurleyville.
The second annual Sullivan County Music Festival takes place on Sunday, June 4. The event is “centered around our region’s diverse music scene and everything our amazing county has to offer, from our thriving small businesses and artisans to our numerous nonprofit organizations.”
The summer will hold more events at HPAC. Check hurleyvilleartscentre.org for an updated list.
7 Erie Ave., Narrowsburg
The Narrowsburg Union is a community hub that hosts art exhibits and community events throughout the year, including the Narrowsburg Farmers’ Market on Saturdays through the summer, it boasts a number of programs, business offerings and more.
“ACTIVATED,” an homage to activists by Brandi Merolla. “Throughout my life, I’ve proudly marched for women’s rights, civil rights, gender equality, and for the environment in the face of climate change. I’ve also documented the demonstrations by taking hundreds of photos of the passionate concerns and signs of expression of those ACTIVATED,” she writes. The exhibit will be on display until Friday, June 2.
Saturday, June 3 to Saturday, July 1, “Catskills’ Hidden Jewel: Lake Huntington,” features the Delaware Valley Opera, photography, music and more.
Nesin Cultural Arts
“Nesin Cultural Arts… promotes the importance of the arts in enhancing the quality of community life by contributing to economic development, inspiring creativity, celebrating diversity, and fostering an awareness of world cultures.”
For information about upcoming performances, visit nesinculturalarts.org.
Nonetta and Friends Creative
16 Old Brook Rd., Barryville
A gallery, a studio and a classroom, Nonetta and Friends Creative hosts exhibits all summer and offers classes. “At its heart, Nonneta and Friends Creative is a teaching ceramic studio tucked into a creekside road… but it is also so much more. It is a space where artists can gather and create, where people can begin their journey with ceramics, and where complete strangers get together and become friends.”
Show by collage artist Charles Wilkin. It opens on Saturday, July 8 and runs until Sunday, July 30. Opening reception will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 8.
Shandelee Music Festival
The Sunset Concert Pavilion, 442 J. Young Rd., Livingston Manor
“The Shandelee Music Festival encourages and promotes the careers of young, exceptional classical musicians through an annual series of summer concerts in New York’s Catskill Mountains.” Performances take place at its Sunset Concert Pavilion, at Bethel Woods and in local schools and care facilities. The season begins on Saturday, August 5 and ends on Saturday, August 19. All shows at the Sunset Pavilion start at 8 p.m.
Just a sample of the shows: First, on August 5, violinist Misha Keylin and pianist Ilya Kazantsev perform An Evening of Chamber Music. They’re followed on Thursday, August 10 by Fei-Fei, who offers An Evening of Piano. Ukrainian pianist Anna Federova will perform a benefit concert for victims of the war on August 17.
Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra
845/798-9006; Facebook: sccoplayers
13 St. John St., Monticello
The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra serves the community and elevates “the quality of life for all generations through artistic expression and cultural experiences,” promotes an economic resurgence and more.
For information about unpcoming performances, visit sccoplayers on Facebook.
Sullivan County Cultural Center and Museum
265 Main St., Hurleyville
The museum houses the Sullivan County Historical Society, which preserves and presents the history of Sullivan County. (It also houses the Frederick Cook Society.) As a cultural center, the building offers space for events that showcase the county’s artistic heritage.
To learn about summer events, visit Sullivan County Historical Society & Museum on Facebook.
Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop
5243 Main St., South Fallsburg
The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop has been providing community theatre since 1950. Its home is in the Rivoli Theatre in South Fallsburg.
The comedy “A Lovely Day to Kill Your Spouse,” by Lindsey Brown, will be performed at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, June 9, 10, 16 and 17. There will also be two Sunday performances at 2 p.m. on June 11 and 18.
You’re on the open water, in a small rowboat, and your marriage is on the brink. How far do you trust your spouse?
Sullivan County Historical Society
265 Main St., Hurleyville
The Sullivan County Historical Society was established in 1886 to preserve the history of Sullivan County for future generations. There will be exhibits and events all summer at the Sullivan County Museum.
Exhibits on Sullivan County farms, the Borscht Belt and on Sullivan County life are on view.
Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9 at 2 p.m. Original play readings by Bill Duncan and Big Sky Productions.
Thursday, July 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Hurleyville’s Third Thursday festival in town and at the museum.
Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m., and Sunday, July 30 at 1 p.m.: Celebrate Museums of Sullivan County.
Weekend of Chamber Music
PO Box 147, Jeffersonville
The Weekend of Chamber Music brings “transformative performances of and discussion around chamber music to a wide variety of venues across the region… we bring our work straight to the people wherever they are.” The work “ensures that our audiences come to see chamber music as a vital, contemporary, evolving art form, one that speaks directly to them, of their lives and their shared humanity.”
The Weekend of Chamber Music’s season begins on Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Catskill Art Space in Livingston Manor. Music Talks: Shimmer & Klang is an evening of duos and trios and featuring the cimbalom of Eastern Europe.
For more information and other shows, visit www.wcmconcerts.org.
The ARTery Gallery
210 Broad St., Milford
“The ARTery is a gallery now located in the historic Forest Hall building… The eclectic collection includes photography, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and fine burled wood objects.”
Works from ARTery members are featured side-by-side with artistic interpretations by members of the Milford Garden Club. Floral arrangers take artistic elements in the selected works such as shapes, colors, patterns, mood or the subject itself, and create their own stylistic representation using flowers, branches, found pieces and a varied assortment of horticultural inventions. Open until Monday, June 5.
Barryville Area Arts Association
114 Richardson Ave., Shohola
“The BAAA aspires to create a better world by supporting the arts in the Barryville area. We work to empower artists and satisfy the souls of art lovers. We promote the use of art as a way to foster acceptance and understanding. We believe that by learning to appreciate the beauty and diversity of art we may come to appreciate the beauty and diversity in each other.” The group designs and promotes free events and exhibits throughout the year.
Opening night for the “Picasso Was Right” exhibit of work by artists aged birth to 16 will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 at the Artists’ Market Community Center Gallery in Shohola.
The sixth annual “Plein Air Milford” takes place on Saturday, June 17—it’s an outdoor community painting party with a show to follow later. And the group’s YouTube channel, Artists’ Market Community Center, will post new seasons of “The Art of Gardening” and “No Small Parts.”
570/296-8126 • www.pikehistorical.org
608 Broad St., Milford
“The Columns is a 22-room mansion built in the neo-classical style. Home to the Pike County Historical Society and the Columns Museum, the property features two floors of historical exhibits and interesting artifacts in a grand 1904 neo-classical mansion.” Community activities are hosted there as well.
Tunes Along the Towpath 3 takes place on Saturday, June 24. It’s an afternoon of live musical tributes to the Grateful Dead and the Doors. The gates open at 2 p.m. and the music starts at 3 p.m.
The Civil War comes to Pike County as the 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry defends the canal at Lockhouse 16. It takes place August 12-12.
The Cooperage Project
1030 Main St., Honesdale
“The mission of The Cooperage Project is to offer a range of instructive and entertaining activities that will engage, challenge and enlighten.”
It hosts a variety of performances and community events.
The Stoop Kidz Brass Band performs at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 26.
The Cooperage is celebrating Pride Month in June with a number of events, including Pride Karaoke on Saturday, June 3 and “Community Conversations: Beyond the LGBTQ+ War” on June 10. Drag Bingo closes out the month on June 30.
In July and August, the Cooperage hosts the Coop Camps for Kidz.
Dorflinger Factory Museum
670 Texas Palmyra Hwy, Hawley
“The Dorflinger Factory Museum is a regional industrial heritage museum celebrating the history and craftsmanship of the Dorflinger glass companies in Brooklyn, NY and White Mills, PA. ” The museum is housed in the White Mills factory’s restored 1883 cutting shop and circa-1888 factory office building.
Visit dorflingerfactorymuseum.com for summer events.
Dorflinger Glass Museum
55 Suydam Dr. White Mills
The Dorflinger Glass Museum, on the grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, is “the nation’s largest collection of American brilliant-cut Dorflinger glass displayed in the home of the founder.”
The grounds are also home to the Wildflower Music Festival. “For more than 37 years, the Wildflower Music Festival has presented quality music in a natural amphitheater, surrounded by majestic pines and sweet breezes.”
For information about upcoming events, visit dorflinger.org/dorflinger-glass-museum.
Fall Music Festival
Facebook: Fall Music Festival at Dorflinger
55 Suydam Dr., Hawley
It’s the best day in Wayne County. The Fall Music Festival is about friends helping each other cope, moving forward after times of weakness and sorrow, gathering strength from the memories, and honoring their lost friends by supporting, with your help, the greater community to which they gave so much.
OK, it’s a fall event, not summer—but put it on your calendar anyway. The Fall Music Festival takes place on Saturday, September 9 at the Dorflinger Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary.
Farm Arts Collective
38 Hickory Ln., Damascus
“Farm Arts Collective performance ensemble creates and performs original ensemble theatre… performances are all original plays that incorporate live music, stilt walking and visual physical theatre elements, oftentimes performed in site-specific locations across the farm. The ensemble is made up of professional actors, musicians, writers and farmers—people in our community who have a passion for creating performances about important issues.”
Farm Arts Collective will perform “The Scientists” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 at Nay Aug Park in Scranton.
On Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m., journalist and historian Janus Adams will curate and host a Juneteenth celebration, to include a reading from her work “St. Stephen, a Passion Play.”
The first performances of the fourth play in the “Dream on the Farm” cycle will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8 through Sunday, August 13 at Willow Wisp Organic Farm.
Grey Towers National Historic Site
151 Grey Towers Dr., Milford
The Grey Towers Heritage Association assists “the U.S. Forest Service in education, improvements, promotion, conservation and wise use of Grey Towers National Historic Site.”
Grey Towers offers guided tours of the mansion and the grounds, conservation programs, the annual Festival of Wood and more.
“A Moveable Feast: An Historic Tour of Milford with the Pinchot Family” is a two-hour walking tour of Milford that takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 27. It visits locations where the Pinchot family had an influence. “Find out what connection Milford has to the Emancipation Proclamation, Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, and our national forests.”
The grounds are open to the public in the daytime year-round.
Take tea with the Pinchot family (or, rather, actors representing them) at 12 noon on Saturday, June 3 at the museum.
The Foundation for Harmony Presents/Harmony in the Woods
19 Imagination Way, Hawley
The Foundation for Harmony Presents offers “excellent performing and cultural arts programming, as well as educational opportunities for all ages, interests and perspectives.” The programming reflects the group’s core values of “environmental stewardship, arts accessibility and educational enrichment.”
Harmony in the Woods opens its third season on Friday, June 30 at its venue in Hawley, and it runs every weekend through Labor Day. Sean Altman and Jack Skuller return to open the season on June 30 with shows at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Other performers this summer include Mike Mizwinski, Cassie and Maggie and more.
Kindred Spirits Arts Programs
Kindred Spirits Arts Programs (KSAP) “explores the relationship between the beauty of nature and the creation of art both musical and visual.” It holds performances in venues from the Grey Towers National Historic Site to downtown Milford and the Upper Delaware Valley. KSAP “remains committed to showcasing the best of up-and-coming performers as well as providing stimulus to new generations.”
The KSAP holds a summer concert series at Grey Towers. On Saturday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m., early-music ensemble Fortuna Antiqua et Ultra will perform “Concordia Dawn,” a collection of medieval French songs about fate, fortune and refined love.
Milford Presents/ Milford Music Festival
The goal of Milford Presents is to “inspire people to explore all Milford has to offer, from its shops, eateries and history, to the beauty of the town in its natural surroundings.”
The Milford Music Festival takes place from Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11. A free weekend-long festival throughout Milford, it offers jazz, blues, rock and much more.
Summer concerts in Honesdale
The Wayne County Creative Arts Council is holding its summer concerts, a celebration of music and arts in Honesdale’s Central Park. The shows begin on Monday, June 12 and wrap up on Thursday, July 27. All performances start at 7:30 p.m.
This is just a sample of performers; they range from barbershop harmony to jazz to country and more.
The Northeasters Barber Shop Chorus performs on June 12, the Wayne County Choralaires on June 19, Ekat and Friends on July 17 and the Old Time Fiddlers on July 28.
Wayne County Arts Alliance
959 Main St., Honesdale
The Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) is “committed to developing a dynamic, art-friendly atmosphere in the community, one that enhances and enriches the lives of its citizens.” It supports the arts with programs and activities, produces public artworks like the Great Wall of Honesdale, and has an outdoor exhibit in Hawley. Numerous businesses display WCAA work.
The 20th Artists’ Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, July 7 through Sunday, July 9.
Wildflower Concert Series
55 Suydam Dr., Honesdale
For more than 41 years, the Wildflower Concert Series has presented quality music in a natural amphitheater, surrounded by majestic pines and sweet breezes. The season runs from July 1 through August 12.
The season kicks off with the Quakertown Band, a classic American community band, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 1,
On Saturday, July 8 at 6 p.m. the Jersey Tenors, an opera/rock mash-up, will perform.
No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here