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2023 art• cinema • dance • festivals • holistic living • music • opera• theatre
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Our May 2023 cover feature is “Take My Picture” by Highland Falls artist Jay LeRoy of the Highlands Arts Alliance.

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Welcome back from the Pandemic: Middletown Concert Chorale.

Welcome back to Calendar Listings: The hamlet of Pond Eddy.

Vocabulary Lesson: Mycelium: a network of fungal threads or hyphae.

I just want to congratulate you on your most recent CANVAS that I got in the mail and all of your other editions. I am so gratified to read it and one of the things that is so special about the paper If I may, is that you not only list events but with many of the events you give great backgrounds - you write such great articles to “fill it all in”.

I am thinking especially about the article you wrote about the [Chris] Farlekas, [Steve] Margoshes and [Julie] Ziavras event [April 2023 issue], and of my dear friend, Sandra Graff, the fact you included her

Hyphae: a long, branching, filamentous structure of a fungus.

Pandiatonicism: a musical technique of using the diatonic scale without the limitations of functional tonality.

Highlights of the Month:

Kids perform opera in Marlboro, Teen’s book to be read in Warwick, Kids’ art posters in Newburgh.

Kudos to:

The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop for featuring Fallsburg students in a play, introducing new

Letters to the Editor

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Gus Kosier, the 2023 Joe Jozwiak Award Winner for “making a significant contribution to enhance the promotion of polka music.”

In This Issue:

The 2023 theatre season begins in Goshen, Monroe and Ellenville. The chorale season begins in Goshen, Middletown, Port Jervis and Warwick.

Art Walks in Newburgh and Cornwall.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Thanks a million for this wonderful publication! Absolutely essential to keep the cultural life alive and kicking in our communities.

Community Arts: News, Views And Schedules

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April 30: WRCA & Farlekas Fund Premiere Featuring Ziavras & Margoshes

The Wallkill River Center for the Arts (WRCA) have been expanding and creating programs beyond the already established and successful visual arts classes, exhibits and festivals.

Housed in the historic Patchett House in Montgomery, WRCA has enjoyed the support and generous donations from Patchett family patriarchs, Arthur and his brother, Joseph and their families.

After his recent death, WRCA received word that Arthur included the organization in his will and bequeathed a generous sum to the non-profit. Honoring his gift, WRCA has named the new music series after Arthur Patchett. Under the extraordinary creative energy and talents of Music Program Director, Judi Silvano, WRCA has formed the Arthur Patchett Memorial Music Series. The plan is to offer several concerts a year in various genres in select venues throughout Orange County.

WRCA Executive Director, Sarah Pierson explains, “Arthur was a lover of music - notably opera and classical. We found it fitting to honor the memory of this generous man who supported our mission and graciously thought to include us as part of his legacy.”

Silvano said, “The concert series will serve as a form of outreach and introduction to our organization for those who may not be familiar with our vibrant and varied offerings.”

A series of this nature could not be offered without further support. In this case, the inaugural sponsor and kick-starter of The WRCA’s first concert is the Chris Farlekas Legacy Fund. “We are grateful for the generous support and enormous inspiration provided by the Farlekas Fund!,” said Silvano.

The Fund distributes grants to various charitable projects in memory of Chris Farlekas, longtime Times HeraldRecord arts reporter and columnist, and Port Jervis native. Through his writing and his fundraising efforts he raised, throughout the tri-state area, over $4.5

April 30: Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra

Polka musician, trumpeter, clarinetist, saxophonist and leader of Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra, Sturr’s recordings have won 18 out of the 24 Grammy Awards given for Best Polka Album. The Orchestra has acquired more Grammy nominations than anyone in the history of musical polka awards.

Headlining in casinos all over Atlantic City, NJ and Las Vegas, NV to

performing to sold out crowds in NYC’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, they will now tickle our musical senses when they perform at City Winery Hudson Valley, 23 Factory Street, Montgomery, on April 30 at 2:00pm

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April 29: Aerial Silks & DJ Sets

At certain points in the turning of the celestial wheel, humans have historically celebrated the change of seasons with communal gatherings for ritual performances and festivities.

For their take on a Rite of Spring, North American Cultural Laboratory (NACL) is partnering with SADDP (Seasonal Affective Disorder Dance Party), a collective of artists who produce eclectic dance-

centric events in the Western Catskills/Upper Delaware region.

The event will feature performances by aerial silks artists Hilary Chapman and Corinna Grunn along with DJ sets by Crystal Television and Catsilk

The event is free and takes place on April 29, at 7:00pm at NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake. Call 845-557-0694 or visit www.nacl.org

million dollars for charitable causes including hunger, domestic violence, homelessness and others. His work in the community earned him numerous “Man of the Year” awards and an Honorary PhD from Mount St. Mary College.

“We’ve been raising money for a few years via the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan, and the Fund Board is so happy that its inaugural donation is going to our dear friends at WRCA,” said Fund Chair Barry Plaxen. “And speaking of dear friends, who better to perform for the Chris Farlekas Legacy Fund’s first event than HIS dear friend and colleague, another Orange County arts treasure, soprano Julie Ziavras. Julie shares the spotlight with Orange County composer Steve Margoshes, composer of Fame-The Musical and other theatrical and classical works.”

“There seems to be a general theme of spring and pieces we love,” Julie told Barry. “We are considering songs by Faure, Duparc, Mompou, Grieg’s Vårenyour favorite lied (spring in Norwegian), Mahler, R. Strauss, Montsalvage, Gershwin, Kern and Margoshes; (French,

Catalan, German, Norwegian, English). I am opening with a ditty Steve wrote for me to the words of Shakespeare.”

Steve will also solo works of his own, two of which are “In the style of Faure and Satie,” he said. “Julie will sing at least two of my pieces, including a premiere I just wrote for her, In-Just Spring, from a poem by E.E. Cummings.”

The April 30, 3:00pm concert will take place on the Howard Garrett (1931-2020) Stage, (named for a dear friend of Chris’, Julie’s and Barry’s), at the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street. Suggested donation is $20. Tickets at the door or by visiting www.wallkillriverschool.com (click on Events & Music). All proceeds will benefit WRCA and The Chris Farlekas Legacy Fund.

April 29: Jazz & Poetry at SUNY Orange

Music and Poetry complement each other naturally. So, when two friends who are award winners in their fields of music and poetry, respectfully, work together, a beautifully thoughtful performance emerges. Such is the event when musician/composer James Emery and poet Paul Kane present their collaborative program, One Art: A Music & Poetry Performance. Emery will be playing with his fellow members of the String Trio of New York: Rob Thomas on five-string violin, and Tony Marino on acoustic bass. In addition, veteran jazz drummer/percussionist Thurman Barker will join them to further enlarge the sound.

In 1977, Emery formed the String Trio of New York which brought the genre-busting sounds of chamber jazz to the forefront. JazzTimes observed, “No individual or ensemble has done more to demystify chamber jazz, and to

realize its potential for warmth, sensuousness, and beauty...than the String Trio of New York.”

Paul Kane is a poet, critic and scholar. Awards for his work include Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation, and a Fulbright Award. His poems are cerebral and emotional in equal measure. Kane is a professor of English and Environmental Studies at Vassar College.

Come to Kaplan Hall, Grand & First Streets, Newburgh, on April 29 at 7:30pm for a sure-to-be memorable evening of music and poetry. Kaplan Hall is situated on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River and the Great Room has two walls of glass offering full view of the river.

Admission is $5, cash or check only. Parking is free in the garage at 73 First Street. Info: cultural@sunyorange.edu

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Barry Plaxen & Chris Farlekas Chris Farlekas and Julie Ziavras Arthur Patchett (1929-2022) Julie Ziavras Steve Margoshes The String Trio of New York Paul Kane photo by V. Manzi Thurman Barker Aerial silks artists Hilary Chapman (top) and Corinna Grunn rehearsing at NACL

Saints of Swing Perform in Marlboro

The Saints of Swing (7-piece band) and vocalist Miss Rene Bailey are back at their favorite place for Mother’s Day Jazz/Swing Brunch with Swing, Dixieland, Great American Standards, and Romantic Ballads. Rene (pictured) has sung with Louis Armstrong

and Sam Cooke, among many others. Maybe a special guest artist or two will drop by!

11:00am at The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro (with its marvelous wooden dance floor for you swing dancers!). Reservations are a must: 845-236-7970.

Teens/Adults Poetry Open Mic

Due to popular demand, Western Sullivan Public Library is reviving its First Fridays Contemporary Author Series. See a nationally award-winning author, hear a local feature, and participate in an open mic every month through December. Crack yourself out of hibernation, polish up your poems, and

soak up some good words! Best for ages 12+.

Open mic sign up (10 slots, 3 minutes or less) is at 6:15pm, with open mic at 6:30pm. The Visiting Author or Poet reads from 7:15pm-8:30pm at the Delaware Free Branch, 45 Lower Main Street, Callicoon.

To register: 845-887-4040.

“Resilience”in Livingston Manor

Resilience is a onehour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.

Resilience: The Biology of Street and the Science of Hope chronicles the promising beginnings of a national movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat Toxic Stress, and greatly improve the health of future generations.

“When I started hearing about the emerging science of adversity and childhood stress, my mind was blown. High “doses” of stress during childhood get into our bodies, change

WVHS Student’s New Book

Warwick Valley High School student Elizabeth Verboys authored Lee Learns a Lesson as part of a Girl Scout Gold Award project called Wisdom Wings, and also learned sign language to share the message with hearing impaired children.

Elizabeth will talk about her new

book, a conversation starter for young kids and their parents about consent and boundaries, on May 2 at 6:30pm at the Wisner Public Library, 1 McFarland Drive, Warwick. Recommended for teens and adults.

Registration required. Call the Help Desk at 845-986-1047, ext. 3.

“Art Along the Fence”

Art Along the Fence is an urban outdoor art event. Located along the front of Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh (pictured), it will have artworks from Newburgh area artists.

This display is part of the larger event Spring into Newburgh which is organized

by the Shop Downtown Newburgh group. Along with art, there will be small business shopping, a health and wellness fair, and activities that draw attention to the history of the neighborhood.

The event is on Liberty Street, May 13, from Noon to 5:00pm

Wurtsboro Art Alliance: May Show

our brains, and lead to lifelong health and social problems - everything from domestic violence and substance abuse to heart disease and cancer. Who knew that if your parents got a divorce when you were growing up, you have a significantly higher risk of heart disease? Or that if your mother had a drinking problem, your own risk for depression in adulthood is much higher? The science of Toxic Stress and the major findings that came out of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study should be common knowledge public health information. But the movement is still in its infancy,” stated director, James Redford.

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope will be at the Livingston Manor Library, 92 Main Street, on May 4, at 5:30pm For information: 845-439-5440.

Elly Knieriemen, a long time teacher/coach and digital photographer, has been a member of the Wurtsboro Art Alliance (WAA) since 2012.

“I spent 44 years loving my job teaching history to students in Goshen High School,” says Elly. “I discovered a love for the Bashakill while coming home from work to South Road for 32 years and walking its trails.

“My first trip out into the Bashakill in a kayak in 2006 sent me on a peaceful journey of digital photography and a new found stewardship for nature in Mamakating. I have taken thousands of pictures and have only scratched the surface of all the wonders to discover near this unique wetland.

“My pictures have been taken on point and shoot cameras (Canon SX 40, 50 and 70) and except for an occasional “crop”, what I see is what I print and present. I have done educational slide presentations of my photos, and also as part of the

programs created by the Mamakating Environmental Education Center

“The Wurtsboro Art Alliance is a special group of supportive artists and it is a pleasure and privilege to be a member of this gallery,” concluded Elly. See work by Elly and other members of the WAA when their May 6-28 exhibition, Sunset, Sunrise opens with a reception on May 6 from 2:00pm4:00pm at the John Neilson Gallery, 73 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro. Visit www.waagallery.org.

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Work by Elly Knieriemen

Cornerstone’s 2023 Season Begins

At age 83, Jerry Mayer, a highly successful television writer and producer for hit television shows such as M*A*S*H, All in the Family, The Bob Newhart Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show is still going strong.

Since 1986, he has been writing plays, most of them comedies, which have been staged in Los Angeles, offBroadway, and around the country and abroad.

“You know, it’s always nice when you have opposites meeting in a romantic comedy,” Mayer said. “As I wrote the play, I drew from stuff in my life.”

Mayer’s career as a comedy writer for television was launched in 1966, when he met TV comedian Jerry Lester, known for having hosted the first late-night comedy and variety program, Broadway Open House, in the early 1950s.

He took the initial step toward a career as a playwright in the mid-1980s, while working as executive producer of the hit TV series, The Facts of Life Cornerstone Theatre Arts (CTA) has

announced the opening play of its 2023 season: 2 Across by Jerry Mayer

Two strangers, a man and a woman, board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30am. They’re alone in the car, each is married, and both are doing The New York Times crossword. She’s an organized, sensible psychologist. He’s a free-spirited, unemployed ad-exec. This starts an 80-minute ride with intriguing and entertaining results.

Directed by Sara Johnson, with Tech Design by Victoria Cottone, CTA is featuring two of its stalwart thespians in the leading roles, Evelyn Albino and Mark Von Oeson

The production is sponsored by The Goshen Public Library & Historical Society, and will be performed at CTA’s home base, the Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main Street, a 2nd floor walk-up theatre. Show dates are April 29 to May 14 Admission is FREE. Reservations are required by calling 845-294-4188.


Righteous Brothers in Sugar Loaf

Blue-eyed soul pioneers The Righteous Brothers are back with the string of number-one classics that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts with for four decades.

Hatfield and Medley had contrasting vocal ranges, which helped them create a distinctive sound as a duet. Medley sang the low parts with his bass-baritone voice, with Hatfield taking the higherregister vocals with his tenor. His voice reached the register of a countertenor. Their most active recording period was in the 1960s and ‘70s, and, after several years inactive as a duo, Hatfield and Medley reunited in 1981 and continued to perform until Hatfield’s untimely death in 2003.

The Righteous Brothers now comprises Medley and Bucky Heard. Medley explained that it was a difficult choice to continue without Hatfield, saying “I’ve had a million fans hollering at me to keep the Righteous Brothers alive...I looked at a couple of guys, but you know, you can’t replace Bobby Hatfield, he’s the best in the world.”

Medley was previously acquainted with Heard and watched him perform at a tribute concert to Journey, after which

he realized that Heard was the only one he would consider capable of filling Hatfield’s shoes, also noting that he and Heard had good chemistry together. Medley approached Heard a few days later and discussed the matter, which ended in a coin toss that Medley won, resulting in Heard accepting Medley’s proposal.

Heard has since communicated that he knows he can never replace Hatfield, nor will he attempt to do so and that he intends to sing like Hatfield rather than sound like him.

The “new” Righteous Brothers will perform at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 231 Creamery Pond Road, Chester, on May 18, at 8:00pm

Tickets: www.sugarloafpacny.com

SUNY Orange: Middletown Art Group 2023 Members’ Spring Exhibition

The Middletown Art Group (MAG) continues its celebration of its seventh decade of being an active organization with the 2023 Members’ Spring Exhibition. 100+ pieces are registered for the May 8 to June 14 display. The numbers of works and the diversity of technique and concept demonstrate the differences in the membership. The group is happy to be back in-person in Orange Hall Gallery. Artworks include paintings, drawings, photographs, collages, mixed media, and sculptures in various media.

The reception is on May 13, from 3:00pm-5:00pm The 77th anniversary will be celebrated with good friendship, delicious foods and beverages, and a selection of jazz, classical music, and show tunes played by pianist Bev Poyerd. At the end of the reception,

prizes will be awarded to exhibiting members. This year’s judge is highly respected local artist, Ward Lamb Show co-chairs are Jill Weltman and Denise Shelby Isseks. MAG was established in 1946 “for the purpose of exchanging ideas between artists, craftsmen, art teachers, and students and of providing an atmosphere in which to improve individual skills and respect for the efforts of others.” The organization continues that tradition and throughout the year sponsors demonstrations and lectures which promote the study of the arts.

Even though the name “Middletown Art Group” seems to give the impression of exclusiveness to Middletown residents, that is not the case as members reside in other parts of Orange County as well as Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Sussex, and

Pike Counties.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda & GrandviewAvenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Ave.), Middletown. “Ace of Space” by

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Jerry Mayer Von Oeson & Albino rehearsing Frank Shuback “Dyed Radishes” by Linda Barboni “Rusty Hardware” by Pam Mather-Cathy “Peppers” by Vaune Sherin Photo by Mary C. Roth

Lucy & Ricky’s Vitameatavegemin!

Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred are all at City Winery Hudson Valley to hold auditions for the new Vitameatavegemin spokesperson and YOU get to audition, too! Ricky is just back from a cruise ship job where he was working his conga all night. Come find out who is left standing once Lucy finds

out how much practice his drum was getting!

Murder Mystery

Manhattan presents

I Loved Lucy at City Winery, 23 Factory Street, Montgomery, on May 26 at 6:00pm. Tickets include a welcome cocktail and 3-course dinner (not cooked by Lucy!).

Frederick Cook Society’s Drum Circle

When Dr. Frederick Cook first stepped off a ship in Greenland, he was greeted by Inuit natives who invited him to an evening ceremony of drum dancing.

A drum dance is an Inuit form of art that has been around for at least 4500 years. It had a multi-faceted purpose as entertainment and to solve interpersonal conflicts, and until Greenland was Christianized, the drum was the indispensable tool of the Angakoq - the Inuit shaman.

On May 21 at 2:00pm, the Frederick

Cook Society will host Inspired by Inuit, a drum circle, at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville. The circle will be led by drummer Larry Steiger, who began playing drums at the age of 13 in a rock band at the Concord Hotel. Congas, bongos, djembes and all types of percussive instruments are welcome. Refreshments will be served & donations welcomed. A collection of drums will be on hand for those who do not own their own. Call to reserve: 845-434-8044.

Cornwall Library: Art by Judy Reynolds

Judy Reynolds is an artist who appreciates living in the Hudson Valley. Having lived the greater part of her life in Newburgh with a short stint upstate in Kinderhook and now residing in Cornwall, most of her work is centered on the Hudson River.

Judy’s works in oil and pastels are pure beauty. She is a landscape artist who especially enjoys capturing views of the land and the River for which the Hudson Valley is named, and “dreamy marshlands in Maine” during early spring and late fall. Her paintings highlight “sunsets, storm endings, and foggy marshes” and are enriched with the “changing colors of the seasons.” She paints en plein air as well as in her studio where she works and reworks as she seeks perfection in each piece.

Judy’s work is included in many private and public collections across the

country. She is currently represented by the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson.

View Judy’s work in an exhibit at the Cornwall Public Library, 395 Hudson Street, from April 27 through June 28. A “Meet the Artist” opening reception at the Library will be held on April 27 from 1:00pm-2:00pm

For more information about Judy, visit www.carriehaddadgallery.com. Cornwall Library: 845-534-8282.

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“Marshlands” by Judy Reynolds “Hudson River Sunset” Dr. Frederick CookAngakoq: Inuit Shaman

“Zoe Comes Home” at the Tusten

“It’s a story about mothers and daughters. It’s about an aging woman artist who has been discounted, discarded, and overlooked. It asks how the opinion of one critic who deems her work “garbage” can alter and affect not just the artist but those closest to her. It celebrates the courage to create with belief in your vision, against the haunting demons of doubt, that can only thrive through the healing power of love.”

Laurie A. Guzda, director of Zoe Comes Home Playwright Melissa Bell writes plays that explore women’s agency as they navigate their power and repression. Co-writer on NACL’s Courage, she is a playwright and ensemble member with Farm Arts Collective (FAC).

Jess Beveridge, in the role of Zoe, has created roles with FAC and NACL Theatre, such as Tavern at the Edge of the World, Dream on the Farm, and Courage. She has also performed with Cornerstone Theatre Arts in Goshen, in Orwell in America and other plays.

Susan Mendoza plays Gloria, an artist suffering from depression. Susan is a founding member of the comedy troupe Up & Coming/Comedy Tribe, appeared in Narrowsburg’s Deep Water Literary Festival ’22, and is a voiceover artist for animation, TV and radio.

R. Scott Porter, another member of Up & Coming/Comedy Tribe, plays cousin Fred. A graduate of Pacific Northwest College of Art, where he studied sculpture and printmaking, he can be seen locally in his recurring role as Captain Lava with the Lava/Narrowsburg Volunteer Fire Departments.

Thomas Cambridge who has appeared in the Deep Water Literary Festival and performed in many film and TV roles, plays Randall Geoffrey, the neighboring art critic.

Zoe Comes Home is at the Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, May 5 & 6. For info: 845-252-7576.

Tix: www.delawarevalleyartsalliance. org and at the door.

May I Have A Word With You

Quips, Quotes & Quiddities by Carol Pozefsky Missing

For more than 30 years, Madden was the judge and jury of New York Magazine’s hilarious wordplay competitions.

Competitors were once asked to provide answers and questions using one letter alterations:

A. Bubonic Plaque. Q. What was the leading destroyer of teeth in the Middle Ages?

A. Alternate side of the street barking. Q. Why did the puppy cross the road?

A. The Roman umpire. Q. What caused the decline and fall of Italian baseball?

A. I am master of my fate, I am captain of my shul. Q. How does an Israeli chaplain identify himself?

Fun at the Opthalmologist’s Waiting Room?

First of all, did you know there were two L’s in the word ophthalmologist? I didn’t until I asked Siri just now why she red-penciled my spelling. You didn’t know and you don’t care? Now, now be nice...

Going to my eye doctor is great fun. Instead of a bowl of Hersey kisses at the long receptionist’s counter, there are books authored by Dr. O’s patients. I always arrive early for my appointment and make a beeline for the books by collaborators Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf.

Beard is the founder of The National Lampoon and Cerf, a frequent Lampoon contributor but probably best known for the hundreds of songs he’s written for Sesame Street.

We are drowning in deceptive, camouflaged words and phrases. In their book, Spin-glish, Beard and Cerf expose the perpetrators and snap us out of our euphemistic La La Land.

No joke, these are for real:

A grocery clerk is a “scanning professional”; a cemetery, “a garden of remembrance”.

A dogcatcher has become a “canine control officer”, incontinence is given the initials O.A.B., “overactive bladder syndrome.”

Lining-of-hog-belly soup is “pepper pot”, a migrant worker is a “seasonal employee”, and, we have a winner folks: cow manure is now “dairy nutrients”!

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Grit Gallery: “Summit the Soul”

Come experience the heights of our world through the eyes of published photographer Robert Giolito

Robert has captured moments most humans will never see, in places few can venture as an accomplished climber, skier and guide.

A decorated community hero during the day, Robert has received the “Life Saving Award” and with the exceptional work done with K9 dog Mitch, the dynamic duo received “K9 Tracking Team of the Year”.

Robert has a gift to be in the moment of extremes whether life is on the line or a moment in time is to be captured.

Artist David Lionheart is presenting a group of paintings that work hand in hand with the photographs of Robert Giolito. Iconic textured sceneries, bright colorful abstracts and fresh blooming wildflowers will adorn the walls at GRIT Gallery for Summit

the Soul: Art by David Lionheart and Robert Giolito on view from May 6 to July 23

Meet the artists at the opening reception, which will feature live music, on May 6, from 5:00pm-8:00pm

The works of art will ask you to keep climbing higher within yourself as well as the world around you. There is so much to see, we just have to be willing to go.

For more information, contact David Lionheart at 845-527-9040 or via email at: info@davidlionheart.art.

NBNY Art Seen - May 27

NBNY Art Seen, Newburgh’s popular monthly art walk, occurs on the last Saturday of each month from April through October, inviting the public to experience the growing art scene in Newburgh, giving viewers a chance to walk from art space to art space while taking in the historic architecture and blossoming restaurant and shopping area. Hours are 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Free parking is available on Ann Street off of Liberty Street.

Galleries participating include: Visitor Center, 233 Liberty Street: Provenance Sophia De Jesus-Sabella, Soull Ogun, Patricia Orpilla, Sagarika Sundaram, and Mia Wright-Ross

Grit Works Gallery, 115 Broadway: Summit the Soul. David Lionheart and Robert Giolito. See story on left.

ADS Gallery, 105 Ann Street: James Savage, Hearts and Minds, painting and sculptures.

Mindy Ross Gallery at SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, First & Grand Streets: Introspective - A solo show of paintings by Rachel Williams.

CMA Gallery, Aquinas Hall at Mount Saint Mary College: A Place to Connect by Romina Gonzales and Jason Bauer

Elijah Wheat Showroom: 195 Front Street: Marton Nemes Amplifier. Holland Tunnel Gallery, 46 Chambers Street: Three of a Kind Gemma Kahng, Julie Lindell, and Jacques Roch. See page 24.

The Newburgh Arts and Cultural Commission offers a downloadable walking map of locations participating. Their website will also act as a portal leading to the websites of participating spaces. Check the website for updates and special events.


NBNY Art Seen participants will be open to the public free of charge unless otherwise noted on their websites. Covid rules are determined by spaces - please be respectful of their request.

Mysterious Murder in Monroe!

Creative Theatre

-Muddy Water Players (CTMW) has been performing in the Hudson Valley since 1978. 2023 marks the 28th year the allvolunteer company has performed at its home located on the grounds of Museum Village in Monroe.

The Playhouse at Museum Village is a fully functional theater complete with a 27’ wide by 24’ deep stage, raised seating, a professional lighting system and backstage support area. The company promotes itself as “Dessert Theatre”, serving a dessert buffet of apple pie, ice cream, cheese, iced tea, and coffee during intermission. Audiences have come to expect both a cultural and tasty treat with each performance!

The 2023 CTMW season begins with the Agatha Christie mystery, A Murder is Announced, first published in 1950, adapted by Leslie Darbon and directed by Steve Davis

Once again Agatha Christie delivers another whodunit hit, another of her fiendishly ingenious murder mysteries.

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death and a determined inspector grimly following the case’s twists and turns. Fortunately, Miss Marple is on hand to provide the solution - at some risk to herself - in a dramatic final confrontation.

The cast includes Natalie Bronson, Grace Fang, Michael Gorse, Ethan Henkler, Stephanie Hepburn, Jo Larsen, Karyn Meier, Rebecca Nagle, Lee Schulz, Daniel Quesada, and Cynthia Topps.

Performances run from May 5-21 at Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Monroe. Admission includes the dessert buffet at intermission. For tickets visit www.AtThePlayhouse.org. For info, call the Box Office at 845-294-9465.

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Photograph by Robert Giolitio Painting by David Lionheart Rachel Williams displays work at SUNY Orange (clockwise from left) Miss Marple (Stephanie Hepburn), Dora Bunner (Jo Larsen), Inspector Craddock (Michael Gorse), & Mitzi (Natalie Bronson) all react when “A Murder Is Announced” at The Playhouse at Museum Village.

Travel from Lombardy to Liguria and Mangia! Mangia!

Indulge in the Tastes & Sounds of Italy at the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) Gala Fundraiser Event.

The event will feature a six-course aperitivo, with each small plate highlighting a unique region of Italy. La Salumina (Hurleyville) will prepare a selection of traditional dishes from Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Toscana, Liguria, and Campania, and Jeffersonville Bake Shop will prepare a dessert from Veneto.

“Join us for delicious small plates, fine wine, and exceptional music as we celebrate the diverse regions of Italy at our upcoming fundraiser event,” invites SCCO Artistic Director Andrew Trombley

For Lombardy, guests will enjoy the delicious combination of Taleggio cheese and Mostarda. Emilia-Romagna will be represented with Torta di erbetta, a classic savory pie. Tuscany will offer a hearty Zuppa di fagiole, a traditional

Tuscan bean soup. Liguria will present Trofie with Pesto, a dish made with hand-rolled pasta and fresh basil pesto. Campania will delight guests with Eggplant Parmigiana, and Veneto will round out the meal with the classic Italian dessert, Tiramisu.

To complement the flavors of the cuisine, Upstream Wine and Spirits (Livingston Manor) have curated a selection of Italian wines from each region.

The evening will be accompanied by the soulful melodies of Italian music, performed by the talented Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra. Guests will be transported to the streets of Rome, the piazzas of Venice, and the hills of Tuscany through the magical sounds of the mandolin, accordion, and guitar.

Newburgh Volunteer Fair 2023

This year’s Newburgh Volunteer Fair takes place at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on May 6, from 11:00am-2:00pm. Find out how to be a volunteer in a local community organization!

The day focuses on raising awareness about the important work being done by non-profit organizations in the Newburgh community. Explore how you can connect with people to help them reach their goals. Their work would not be possible without the support of dedicated volunteers. In return, involvement in one of these organizations offers a chance to build useful skills, meet new people, and become more active in your community.

Ger’s Musical Tour

The event will take place at Jeffersonville Bake Shop, 4906 NY52, on May 21, at 4:00pm. Phone: 845-4826020.

Tickets are available online at https://secure. givelively.org/event/nesinculturalarts/ scco-fundraising-gala or by contacting fiona@nesinculturalarts.org. Individual tickets are $115, or you can put together your own table of 8 people for $864. Businesses are also encouraged to sponsor a table! Reservations and ticket purchases must be made in advance.

“Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the flavors and sounds of Italy, while supporting a worthy cause. If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation,” said Nesin Cultural Arts General Manager, Marina Lombardi

Ever wonder what the difference is between Romantic and Baroque music? Could Mozart and Tchaikovsky have had brunch together?

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Maestro Russell Ger (pictured) helps make sense of music history, guiding participants through the entire past millennium of western music in a matter of minutes.

As it flashes past, participants will better understand how this whole intricate music puzzle is composed with A Whirlwind tour of Music History: 1,000 Years in 60 Minutes!

Space is limited for the May 5, 2:00pm presentation at the Cornwall Public Library, 365 Hudson Street. Free Admission. Register by visiting www.cornwallpubliclibrary.org

Join the WJFF Board of Trustees

All are invited to attend the Fair, visit the tables, ask questions and see if any of these organizations is a fit for you.

Learn about the important role Newburgh played during the War of Independence! Free admission will be offered to the Museum and to Washington’s Headquarters’ Hasbrouck House, courtesy of the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands

The Fair is organized by Washington’s Headquarters, Safe Harbors of the Hudson, and the Newburgh Free Library. For further information, contact Elyse Goldberg at 845-562-1195 or email elyse.goldberg@parks.ny.gov.

Radio Catskill, public radio for the Catskills and Northeast Pennsylvania, is seeking new Board of Trustees members to guide its mission and development. Board of Trustees members contribute their time and skills to advance the mission of a public radio station that is a model of innovation, inclusion and creativity in the world of public broadcasting.

The Board of Trustees manages the Corporation and retains legal and fiduciary responsibility for its management; makes all decisions of policies; ensures compliance with Corporation for Public Broadcasting, FCC and other federal and

state requirements; sets strategic direction; and ensures compliance with Radio Catskill Bylaws.

The Board of Trustees meets approximately once a month and members are expected to serve on at least one committee and serve the organization in other capacities. Board members serve a minimum of three years and service commences in June 2023.

Interested individuals should submit their application by May 15. The application can be found at www. wjffradio.org. Inquiries may be sent to getonboard@wjffradio.org.

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Members of the SCCO Washington’s Headquarters

Pastels (Handmade!) in Lords Valley

The Office/Gallery at Chant Realtors in Lords Valley will host the work of Pike County artist Jim Ferraro for the months of May and June.

Since retiring in 2018, Jim has been pursuing his lifelong dream: painting. From his early beginnings with pencil, he moved on to work in both watercolor and pastel. He even has his own recipe for making pastels! In addition to his outstanding

Vet Rep Theater: “Bad Jews”

collection of landscapes, he is frequently commissioned to paint unique and expressive pet portraits.

An award winning artist, Jim’s paintings have been featured in publications and can be seen in Milford area venues.

An opening reception takes place on May 6 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Chant Realtors, 631 Route 739, Lords Valley. All are welcome. For questions: 570-775-7337.

Graham Nash Comes to Bethel

Legendary artist Graham

Nash, a founding member of Crosby, Stills and Nash (CSN), is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who has seen rock history unfold at some of its seminal momentsfrom the launch of the British Invasion to the birth of the Laurel Canyon movement a year later.

An extraordinary Grammy Award® winning renaissance artist, Nash was inducted twice into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for his work with CSN and his

work as a solo artist.

“All the things we stood for, that love is better than hatred, that peace is better than war, that we have to take care of our fellow human beings, because that’s all we have on this planet - those things are still true today. I need to know that I’ve brought something into the world that was positive and not negative.”

Nash brings Sixty Years of Songs and Stories to Bethel Woods on May 10 at 8:00pm. Tickets: www.bethelwoods.org

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) continues its 2023 staged reading series at its popular 16-seat Parlor, which exists to bring professional theater to Orange County for low cost and accessible performances. Located in an 1890’s-era house in Cornwall, the Parlor is used to select and assess actors for its Veteran-authored plays currently in development.

May sees Jenn Haltman (Mile Square Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Joe’s Pub) direct Joshua Harmon’s biting and dark comedy about family and faith: Bad Jews

The play premiered Off-Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre Company in 2012.

After a beloved grandfather dies in New York, leaving a treasured piece of religious jewelry that he succeeded in hiding even from the Nazis during the Holocaust, cousins fight over not only the family heirloom, but their “religious faith, cultural assimilation, and even the validity of each other’s romances.” Harmon had the idea for the play “after attending a service in which

grandchildren of Holocaust survivors were invited to speak.”

Haltman is a NY-based director, casting director, and producer. Her weekly ballet class is the highlight of her week. She is also an avid (gluten-free) baker with a penchant for reality TV.

Joshua Harmon is the recipient of two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Play and two Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play.

VetRep Artistic Director, Christopher Paul Meyer says, “We’re incredibly grateful and excited to bring such accomplished directors to play with us at the Parlor this year. We’ve been fortunate in our friends, and having such dedicated folks come up to Cornwall to help us establish a world-class theater is really a privilege.”

VetRep is located at 16 Quaker Avenue, Cornwall, and the play will be performed Saturdays in May at 7:00pm

Tickets are on a “pay-what-you-can” scale and can be purchased by visiting www.vetrep.org.

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Jenn Haltman Joshua Harmon Pastel by Jim Ferraro

Artists Celebrate Fungi in Warwick

The Hudson Valley holds beautiful fruiting bodies of fungi year-round. Fungi makes for a never-ending subject of exploration in art and science as it is in every corner of our lives and in nature.

The Amity Gallery will host a May exhibit entitled, A Fungi Art Gathering - A Mycelium Network of Hudson Valley Artists, that opens with a reception on May 6, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Like fungi using a mycelium network to transfer messages and nutrients, A Mycelium Network of Hudson Valley

Artists gather to share their own perspectives of these ancient art forms. They include: Safa Naimah, Renee Baumann, Serena’s Nature, Goodnight Stetz, Roberta Trentin, Jean Brennan, Zoe Cone, Bill Graziano, Ellie Stover and many others. (Visit https://elliestover.format. com/a-network-of-fungi-art).

View the works from May 6-28 on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1:00pm4:00pm at Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick. Visit www.amitygallery.org.

Museum at Bethel Woods’ 15th B-Day!

The Museum at Bethel Woods, located on the grounds of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, is excited to announce the opening of this year’s special exhibit, The Place Where Peace Happened: How Communes and Collectives Set the Precedent for Peace and Love at Woodstock, which takes a look at how communes promoted volunteerism and the value of personal action. The interactive and engaging exhibit will capture elements of ‘60s counterculture by showcasing the efforts and overall lifestyle of the various hippie communes that contributed to the historic success of the 1969 Woodstock festival. The exhibit will feature genuine

artifacts and replica structures, including large-scale wayfinding maps, information booths with specially-trained docents, an interactive experience, and newly inaugurated musician in residence Peter Negroponte, who will help program live-performances within the exhibit.

The Museum has been hosting special exhibits for the past 14 years, with themes ranging from unique artifact collections to diverse art galleries. This year’s exhibit is open to the public through December 31. Admission is included in the ticket to the Museum, located at 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, or $5 standalone. Tickets are on sale at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.

Poster Exhibit, Newburgh Free Library

Congratulations to Malia Kessler, winner of the 2023 Newburgh Volunteer Fair poster contest. Malia, who is a 3rd grade student at Horizon School, described her poster by saying: “Two hands making a heart represent how much care people put into volunteering.”

Malia’s poster will be used as the official poster promoting the upcoming Newburgh Volunteer Fair

The top three selected posters, including posters from Emmet Koval and Morgan Baggage, will be on display at the Newburgh Free Library (NFL) from April 1 to May 5

Malia’s winning work

The 2023 Newburgh Volunteer Fair will be held at Washington’s

Headquarters State Historic Site (WHSHS) on May 6.

The event offers notfor-profit organizations in the greater Newburgh area an opportunity to raise awareness of the important services they offer to the community. These organizations rely upon volunteers to assist in their endeavors. Organization representatives provide information and are available to recruit new volunteers who wish to join their efforts. The Fair is coordinated by WHSHS, Safe Harbors of the Hudson, and NFL. For more information, contact Elyse Goldberg at 845-562-1195 or via email at: elyse.goldberg@parks.ny.gov.

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Malia Kessler photo by GB Photography & Design

“Wings Unfurled” - GNSO Captures Birds in Flight!

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) will capture birds in flight musically in a concert titled, Wings Unfurled under the direction of Maestro Russell Ger, featuring the works of five composers portraying the aerial adventures of winged creatures.

“Birds have long fascinated composers because they are the most musical of all animals,” said Mr. Ger. “After all, we refer to their communications as ‘song’. Respighi’s suite, The Birds, evokes the ‘olde worlde’ with source material being drawn from 18th century Baroque dances.

“By contrast, the Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu writes an exquisite elegy to modernity: ‘I see a sky with transparent birds. With sad eyes they quietly look down on the human beings crawling around in an artificial forest below them.’

“Lending yet another perspective, Efrain Amaya uses the pulsating rhythms of his native Venezuela to depict the kinetic energy of birds restlessly swooping and diving. And to conclude, both the Scandinavian Rautavaara (in Cantus Arcticus) and Chinese-American Tan Dun (in Secret of the Wind and Birds)

weave actual recordings of birdsong into their works,” explained Mr. Ger.

Ottorino Respighi was one of the leading Italian composers of the early 20th century. His best known and most performed works are his orchestral tone poems which brought him international fame: Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome. An important milestone in Respighi’s career took place when Arturo Toscanini asked the composer to have one of his compositions performed in 1918. Respighi picked Fountains of Rome. The concert was a huge success

and placed Respighi as one of the leading Italian composers, prompting the start of a longterm, though sometimes tumultuous, relationship with Toscanini.

The majority of Takashi Yoshimatsu work is triadic and contains simple, repeated progressions, or in some cases pandiatonicism (see page 2).

Efraín Amaya continued his studies in the U.S., and is now a well-known conductor and educator.

Einojuhani Rautavaara was the leading Finnish composer of his generation. His late style combined modernism with mystical romanticism. A leading figure of contemporary classical music, Tan Dun draws from a variety of Western and Chinese influences. He is the recipient of an Academy Award and Grammy Award for his film score for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).

Wings Unfurled will be presented on May 6 at 7:30pm at Mount Saint Mary College’s Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh. Tickets: online or at the door. Call 845-913-7157 or visit www.newburghsymphony.org.

Students free.

Heather Bause-Rubinstein creates abstract paintings on found materials and reclaimed domestic textiles. The results come together quilt-like, with the intense layering of paint and fabric, interwoven with textures and thread. She sources materials from thrift stores: household linens, crochets, cheap designer scarves, and women’s business jackets, often favoring fabrics made in the 1970s and 1980s, the period of the artist’s childhood.

Melissa Zexter’s work combines embroidery with photography to explore memory and personal experience. Sewing by hand directly onto photographs she has taken, she combines the traditional, practical skill of embroidery with the modern and reproducible process of photography.

The results are hand-crafted, unique

This month’s Highlands Arts Alliance (HAA) Photographers’ Salon will focus on Digital Transfer

Photographers often face challenges sharing large batches of images or high resolution images with large file size. The most common issues and options for file sharing will be reviewed in this topicled discussion on May 6 from 11:00am1:00pm at the American Legion Hall, 134 Old State Road, Highland Falls.

A “share and critique” of photos, where fellow photographers share, critique and learn new techniques, follows the program. Monthly agenda items and special events are announced in advance on local media, flyers and the website. Salon overview, contact and fee information can be found at: www.highlandsartsalliance.org/ photographersalon

photographic objects in an age where images, specifically photographic images, have lost their ‘object status’ altogether.

Each work becomes unique and unreproducible, as a result of the artist manipulating the image’s surface with embroidery or the partial removal of the emulsion.

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) presents two new spring exhibitions: High Tide with works by Heather Bause-Rubinstein, on view in the Alliance Gallery, and Phantom Web by Melissa Zexter, on display in the Loft Gallery. An opening reception for both artists will be held May 13 from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

Both exhibitions are on view through June 25 at the DVAA, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. For additional information see www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org or call 845-252-7576.

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The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra O. Respighi (1879-1936) T. Yoshimatsu (b.1953) E. Amaya (b. 1959) E. Rautavaara (1928-2016) T. Dun (b. 1957)
Photo Salon
“Flowing Triads” by Angelo Marcialis DVAA: “High Tide” & “Phantom Web” “Survey” by H. Bause-Rubinstein “Bluebird” by M. Zexter

Photography & “Blues of Summer”

Book Talk in Huguenot

Goshen Art League member and local photographer, D.C. Anderson has a solo show at Griffith Realtors (226 Main Street) through June 30.

“I like to photograph faces. Eyes. Some of my best people shots were taken during conversation or during a move from one position to another,” says D.C. On a different subject matter, he explains, “I like how the light at dawn or dusk brings out the textures of barn wood that has suffered the effects of the sun and wind and rain. Flowers, however, are best photographed in apparent glory although I emptied a vase into a garbage can once and couldn’t close the lid before I took a parting shot. There’s something photographically interesting

about decay. Maybe that’s why I take so many selfies?”

The public is invited to view D.C.’s work Monday to Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm as well as Sat. & Sun., 9:00am-3:00pm or by appointment.

Across the street at their home gallery, Goshen Music Hall (223 Main Street), the League’s next exhibit, Blues of Summer, runs from May 17 to August 16 and showcases work inspired by the Summer season. The public is invited to view this show Monday to Friday from 9:00am5:00pm or by appointment. Interested parties may also make individual by-appointment requests to view the exhibit during off-hours by emailing goshenartleague@gmail.com.

The 1958 brutal murder of ten-year old Johnny Dudko rocked the city of Port Jervis and the surrounding communities. Reverberations of this event rippled across the country. Then there was silence as the incident was relegated to a historical footnote. Now the full story is told for the first time by someone who lived through it and experienced its impact.

Dave Shive, a member of the Port Jervis High School class of 1964, was two years younger than Johnny. They were both actively involved in the activities at the West End Reformed Church where Dave’s father, Vernon L. Shive, was the pastor.

During the book talk, Shive will introduce the audience to the cast of characters that produced this fascinating tale of misfortune. The book takes readers through the captivating journey of this tragedy which struck in the most unlikely of places.

What factors facilitated this crime? Was it preventable? The book follows the tortured journey of a deeply disturbed

individual to the banks of the Delaware River where he will have an ill-fated encounter with an innocent boy who deserved to live a long and full life.

Sense the shock and outrage of the parents of the young boy who were not informed that a despicable evil had descended upon their idyllic community.

This is also a hopeful story. From this unfortunate incident, there are lessons to be learned and insights to be gained. Discover why the miscalculations of doctors, hospital administrators, and police enabled this gruesome incident to occur.

Discover how redemption and deliverance can emerge from the ashes of heartbreak when Dave Shive, author of Madness At The Horn (published January 1, 2021) will present a book talk at the Town of Deerpark Museum, 25 Grange Road, Huguenot, on May 7 at 3:00pm. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. For information call 845856-2702 or 845-754-8070.

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Dave Shive Madness at the Horn “Blue Hydrangeas” by Ginirose Sivilli “The Blue Canoe” by Marylyn Vanderpool D.C. Anderson

Fogotten Community in Narrowsburg

In the early 1950s, big band leader Noble Sissle (1889-1975) was one of the principals in the development of Lucky Lake Estates along Ten Mile River in Narrowsburg. With connections to the music and sports worlds, he brought famous friends to the area. Baseball great Willie Mays had a parcel of land in the development, and the area became

known for lively jazz music in the Lucky Lakes Country Club.

Join local resident and filmmaker Tina Spangler for Sneak Peek: Luxton (Lucky) Lake: A Forgotten Community to learn about the history of the forgotten community, at the Narrowsburg Library, 198 Bridge Street, on May 26 at 5:00pm. Phone: 845-252-3360.

Gardening Books & Kids Activities

A special event is planned for the Friends of the Newburgh Free Library fundraiser this May.

The theme is Planting the Seed

A master gardener will be in attendance, ready to answer gardening questions. There will be fun activities for the kids, and many books about growing

flowers and vegetables, landscaping, designing & building garden structures, and sustainable gardening.

Back Door Books, located at the Montgomery Street entrance to the Newburgh Free Library, will be open from 10:00am to 2:00pm on May 20.

For info: 845-563-3600

Montgomery: Kids Summer Art Classes

Have your kids join Wallkill River Center for the Arts (WRCA) for a summer of fun starting June 26!

Experiment, play with, and discover new mediums such as painting, drawing, charcoal, portraits, animation, clay, jewelry, nerf camp, and more - for both beginners and those already experienced.

“We hope our programs will

inspire your children with confidence and creativity and that you will enjoy their artwork for years to come!,” said Sarah Fortner Pierson, Artistic Director. “Have a wonderful, joyful, inspired, giggly, artistic summer!”

Classes will be held in Montgomery at WRCA and Benedict Town Park For information, visit www.walkill.art or call 845-457-2787.

Kids Summer Theatre Classes

Forestburgh Playhouse Academy

announces Summer Programs for Young Artists, an exciting line-up of performing arts education opportunities this Summer! FBP Academy’s summer programs are designed to educate and enrich young artists who love to sing, dance and perform.

The Academy is offering two exciting programs this summer: the one-week Musical Theatre Intensive for 8-12 yearolds (August 6-12), and the two-week Theatre for Young Artists Musical Camp for 13-17 year-olds (August 14-26).

At the Musical Theatre Intensive, young artists will work with experienced instructors to hone their skills in singing, dancing and performing. The week will culminate in an original musical retelling of Hercules, performed for family and friends.

Theatre For Young Artists Musical Camp is a brand new program this year, designed specifically for older Young Artists. During the two-week camp, participants will work one-onone with working NYC-based directors,

choreographers and music directors to mount a full-length production of The SpongeBob Musical

“We are thrilled to offer these exciting programs to young artists in the area,” said Franklin Trapp, Director. “Our instructors are passionate about teaching and inspiring young performers, and we can’t wait to see what they will achieve this summer.”

Registration is now open, and spots are limited. Interested families can visit the Forestburgh Playhouse Academy website to learn more and register. Visit www.fbplayhouse.org/educationseries. Phone: 845-794-2005.

Children & TEenS Calendar

sponsored by Music on Market, Ellenville and Nesin Cultural Arts, Monticello

JLPL Josephine-Louise Library, Walden

PEEC Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.


Babytime infants up to 18 months ����������������������������������Newburgh Library, Tuesdays, 10am

Books & Babies Story Time w/Miss Sophie �������������������Milford Library, Tuesdays, 10:30am

Storytime 1-5yrs Chester Library, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:30am

Family Storytime 8yrs & under ���������������Wallkill Library, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am

Shake, Rattle & Read 1-5yrs ��������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Tuesdays, 1pm

Toddler Time 18-36 months ��������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Wednesdays, 10am

Storytime in the Park outdoors �����Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Wednesdays, 10:30am

Preschool Storytime 3-5yrs �������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Thursdays, 10am

Read and Play ���������������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Fridays, 10am

Books & Babies Story Time w/Miss Sophie �������Dingman Branch Library, Fridays, 10:30am

Baby Storytime ������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Wednesdays, 10:30am

Stories & More 3-5yrs ������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Wednesdays, 11am

Baby Rhyme Time with Miss Julie babies thru 3yrs �������������������JLPL Thursdays, 10:30am

Toddler Time 3yrs & up ����������������������������������������������������������������JLPL May 2 & 9, 10:30am

Tail Waggin Tutor “Charlie” ���������������������������������������������������������������JLPL May 2, 5:30pm

“Lee Learns a Lesson” by/w/Elizabeth Verboys teens & up Wisner Library, May 2, 6:30pm

Family Storytime �����������������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, May 6, 11am

Book Club for Kids ������������������������������������������������������������������������������JLPL May 11, 4:30pm

EntertainmenT & Recreation

Music with Mr. Matt ����multiple dates, Wisner Library, Warwick, 10:15am & 11:15am, FREE

Earth Day Festival ��������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Apr 29, 11am-4pm

“Simply Cinderella” & “Fool” Benjamin Cosor Players Rivoli Theatre, So Fallsburg, May 12-21

Dungeons & Dragons teens �����������������������������������������������������JLPL May 5 & 19, 5pm FREE

“Magic! The Gathering Club” teens ��������������������������������������JLPL May 6 & 20, 2pm FREE Drop In Lego Club �������������������������������������������������������������JLPL May 9 & 23, 3:30pm FREE

Kids Art Club 7 yrs & up ���������������������������������������������������������������������JLPL May 10, 4:30pm

Ecozone Discovery Room! ���������������������������������������������������������������PEEC May 14, 1pm-4pm

The Rock & Roll Playhouse “The Music Tom Petty for Kids”

City Winery, Montgomery, May 21, Noon

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish!” film ����������������������������Florida Library, June 3, 8pm FREE

Catskill Art Space: Duo Exhibition

Jennifer Coates is an artist working in Brooklyn and Lakewood, PA. She is the 2021 recipient of the John Koch Art Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a 2021 NYFA Award in painting, a Fellowship at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and a Sharpe Walentas Studio residency. Her work has been written about in BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Art Critical, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian Journeys, and Art News, among others.

David Humphrey is a Brooklyn and Lakewood, PA based artist who has shown nationally and internationally. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize among other awards. An anthology of his art writing, Blind Handshake, was published by Periscope Publishing in 2010 and a new monograph on his work by Davy Lauterbach was published in 2020. He teaches in the MFA program at Columbia and is represented

by the Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, NY. Both artists fuse heterogeneous ideas into a single image; crashing historical and contemporary themes into each other to draw out hidden longings, anxieties and perspectives. Each uses protagonists and locations to dramatize the vicissitudes of situated personhood.

Catskill Art Space (CAS) will host an exhibition of work by Coates and Humphrey. Each artist will utilize their own gallery for solo presentations, with a collaborative installation from the married couple in the center gallery.

The exhibition will be on view in the ground floor galleries of CAS, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, from May 13 to June 17

The opening reception begins with an Artists Talk on May 13 at 3:00pm, with the reception following from 4:00pm5:00pm

For more, visit catskillartspace.org.

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“Leopard Attack” by Jennifer Coates “The Athlete’s Mother” by David Humphrey Kids painting en plein air at WRCA

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sponsored by Matthews Pharmacy, Ellenville; Endico Watercolors, Sugar Loaf; High Withers, Goshen; and Peggi’s Place, Cornwall

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Art Walk

NBNY Art Seen ��������������������������Various Galleries, Newburgh, Apr 29 & May 27, 1pm-5pm

Cornwall Art Walk ������������������������������Main & Bridge Streets, Cornwall, May 12, 5pm-8pm

“Spring Into Newburgh” ���������Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh, May 13, Noon-5pm


Jessica Molaskey & John Pizzarelli Bradstan Cabaret ����������Eldred Preserve, May 18, 7pm

Starling Cabaret DVAA Fundraiser ��������������������������The Starling, Pond Eddy, May 19, 7pm

Cinema Classics & Documentaries

“Gilda” Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford �����������������������������������������Milford Theatre, Apr 30, 4pm

“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” ���������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, May 1, 1pm FREE

“Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” documentary Livingston Manor Library, May 4, 5:30pm FREE

“Viva Zapata” Marlon Brando �������������������������������������������������Milford Theatre, May 7, 4pm

“North by Northwest” James Stewart ������������Wisner Library, Warwick, May 8, 1pm FREE

“The Joy Luck Club”�������������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, May 15, 1pm FREE

“The Starling” Kevin Kline ����������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, May 22, 1pm FREE

“Dr. Strangelove” Peter Sellers Milford Theatre, May 21, 4pm

“A Night at the Opera” The Marx Brothers ��������������������������Milford Theatre, May 28, 4pm


“Cinderella” Warwick Center for the Performing Arts


Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, May 12 & 13

Earth Day Festival ����Pocono Environmental Education Ctr , Dingmans Ferry, Apr 29, 11am-4pm

Catskill Cuisine cuisine, music, entertainment �������������������������Bethel Woods, May 12, Noon

TAP® New York Craft Beer & Music Festival� �����������������������Bethel Woods, May 20 & 21

Town of Minisink Heritage Days Celebration ������������������������Westtown, June 3, 10am-2pm

2nd Annual Sullivan County Music Fest���Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, Jun 4, Noon-8pm


Delaware Highlands Conservancy Dinner The Inn at Woodloch, Hawley, Apr 29, 5:30pm

Wallkill River Center for the Arts & The Chris Farlekas Legacy Fund

Julie Ziavras soprano, Steve Margoshes piano Montgomery Senior Center, Apr 30, 3pm

Marlboro Middle School Music Programs Paper Jam ��������������The Falcon, May 3, 7:30pm

St. Therese Classical Academy dinner-show ��������Sacred Heart School, Monroe, May 13, 6:30pm

Florida Library used book sale ����������������������������������������Florida Library, May 19, 5pm-8pm

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance cabaret ����������������������The Starling, Pond Eddy, May 19, 7pm

Newburgh Free Library Back Door Books (sale) Newburgh Library, Montgomery Street Entrance, May 20, 10am-2pm

Time & The Valleys Museum Chicken BBQ ���T&V Museum, Grahamsville, May 20, 4pm-6pm

Wallkill River Center for the Arts “The Party” �����������������Montgomery, May 20, 5pm-8pm Y Feigelson and a surprise young piano virtuoso! Kindred May 20

Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra “Tastes & Sounds of Italy”

Jeffersonville Bake Shop, May 21, 4pm

Music - Classical & CHorale

Julie Ziavras soprano, Steve Margoshes piano �����Montgomery Senior Center, Apr 30, 3pm

Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra ������������Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, May 6, 7:30pm

Trio Confero Montgomery Chamber Music Montgomery Senior Center, May 7, 3pm FREE

Warwick Valley Chorale �����������������Goshen Christian Reformed Church, May 7, 4pm FREE & Grace Episcopal Church, Middletown, May 12, 7pm FREE

Hudson Pro Musica �������Anita Vandermark Community Center, Walden, May 14, 2pm FREE & St Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Warwick, May 14, 4pm FREE

Middletown Concert Chorale ����������North Congregational Church, Middletown, Jun 4, 3pm & First Presbyterian Church, Port Jervis, Jun 10, 7pm

Music - jazz (see also in-house Music next column)

Hal Galper Trio �����������������������������������������������������Rafters Tavern, Callicoon, Saturdays, 3pm

String Trio of NY w/Paul Kane poet �����SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Apr 29, 7:30pm

Edmar Castenada harp �����������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Apr 30, 7:30pm

Analog Jazz Orchestra ������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, May 4, 7:30pm

Chris Parker Trio ��������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, May 7, 7:30pm

Hudson Valley Jazz Quartet ����������������UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, May 13, 7pm

In Four Jazz “Mother’s Day Tribute” �����������St George’s Church, Newburgh, May 14, 3pm

Gil Gutiérrez Trio jazz, classical, flamenco �������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Mar 14, 7:30pm

Dreamstruck ���������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, May 21, 7:30pm

Poetry Readings

“Poet Tree” Exhibit ����������������������������������������������������������������Narowsburg Union, thru Apr 30

Annie Christain �����������������������������������������������������Soulshine Market, Pine Bush, Apr 29, 3pm

Paul Kane & String Trio of NY �������������SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Apr 29, 7:30pm

Ariana Den Bleyker Poetry at the Church ����������������Goshen Methodist Church, May 1, 7pm

G. Emil Reutter, Diane Sahms ��������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, May 4, 7pm

Award-winning Guest Poet & Open Mic ��������������������������Callicoon Library, May 5, 6:30pm

Teresa Costa �������������������������������������Java Blue Coffee & Market, Montgomery, May 17, 6pm

Hayden Wayne �����������������������������������������������������Soulshine Market, Pine Bush, May 27, 3pm

Fr. Robert Phelps Poetry at the Church ������������������Goshen Methodist Church, May 29, 7pm


Line Dancing “Kickin’ w/Kathy and Billy” ���City Winery, Montgomery, Sundays, 2pm-5pm

Drum Circle �����������������������������������������������Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh, Tuesdays, 6:30pm

Latin Dance Night ��������������������������������������������������������DVOC Lake Huntington, Apr 29, 7pm

Drum Circle ������������������������Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, May 21, 2pm-4pm FREE

Theatre - Play

“Bad Jews” ����������������������������������������������������VetRep Theatre, Cornwall, May Saturdays, 7pm

“Two Across” Cornerstone Theatre Arts ������������������������Goshen Music Hall, Apr 29-May 14

“Zoe Comes Home” by Melissa Bell �����������������������Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, May 5 & 6

“A Murder is Announced” by Agatha Christe, Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players

Playhouse at Musem Village, Monroe, May 5-21

“Simply Cinderella” & “Fool” Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop Rivoli Thaetre, So Fallsburg, May 12-21

“I Loved Lucy” dinner-theatre ��������������������������������City Winery, Montgomery, May 26, 6pm

Music - pop, Folk, Country, Blues, rock, etc. sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill and Al’s Music Center, Port Jervis

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SLPAC Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Chester

The Soul Cruisers “Soultown to Motown” ��������������������������������������������SLPAC Apr 29, 8pm

Jimmy Sturr & his Orchestra polka �����������������������City Winery, Montgomery, Apr 30, 2pm

Jimmy Vivino r&r, blues ��������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, May 5, 7:30pm

Cinco De Mayo Celebration ������������������������������������������������������������City Winery, May 5, 8pm

Uncle Stump w/Chameloens & Electric Chords Nutshell Hall, Lake Huntington, May 6, 7pm

The Ed Palermo Big Band zappa, comedy, etc ��������The Falcon, Marlboro, May 6, 7:30pm

Graham Nash “Sixty Years of Songs and Stories” �������������������������Bethel Woods, May 10, 8pm

MIX-XED Presents HIP HOPERA ������������������������������������������������The Falcon, May 11, 7pm

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams psychedelica ����The Falcon, Marlboro, May 12, 7:30pm

“Out of Africa: The Beat Goes On” The Gravikord Duo Goshen Library, May 13, 2pm FREE

Uncle Jake & The 18 Wheel Gang w/The Dishonest Fiddlers & Kali Seastrand bluegrass Nutshell Hall, Lake Huntington, May 13, 7pm

Jaketown Road rock ����������������������������������������Phillipsport Community Center, May 13, 7pm

The Big Takeover rggae, world, soul �����������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, May 13, 7:30pm

Saints of Swing w/Miss Rene Bailey jazz, r&b, Latin, klezmer ���The Falcon, May 14, 11am

Will Bernard, John Medeski & Friends soul-jazz, funk ���The Falcon, Marlboro, May 18, 7:30pm

Freedom: The George Michael Experience ����������City Winery, Montgomery, May 19, 6pm

Dylan Doyle roots, rock, funk �����������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, May 19, 7:30pm

Georgian Folk Songs and Dances �����������������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, May 20, 7pm

Hilltop w/Static in the Attic ����������������������������Nutshell Hall, Lake Huntington, May 20, 7pm

Bernie Drury, Darian Rivera ����������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, May 20, 7:30pm

Do It Again music of Steely Dan��������������������Paramount Theatre, Middletown, May 20, 8pm

Kurt Henry & Dog Knows rock Mamakating Farmer’s Market, May 26, 4pm-7pm FREE

Lindsey Webster Band soul, r&b �����������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, May 26, 7:30pm

Muscle Tough w/The Tribe funk �������������������Nutshell Hall, Lake Huntington, May 27, 7pm

The Arborline eclectic acoustic duo Run 4 Downtown Park, Middletown, Jun 1, 6pm FREE

Chris O’Leary Band blues �������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Jun 1, 7:30pm

Will Hoppey Mamakating Farmer’s Market, Jun 2, 4pm-7pm FREE Way Behind The Sun “Taking Back Country” Americana ....................................................... Lumberland Town Hall, Glen Spey, Jun 4, 3pm


sponsored by Neil Alexander & NAIL, Newburgh

Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.

Open Mic �����������������������������������������Heartbeat Music Hall, Grahamsville, Wednesdays, 7pm

The Parting Glass Band Celtic Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 6pm-8pm

Open Mic ���������������������������������������������������������������Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Sundays, 3pm

Oxford Station Duo �������������������������������������������������Pizza E Birra, Middletown, Apr 28, 6pm

Open Mic ��������������������������������������Unitarian Universalist Cong , Rock Tavern, May 13, 7pm

Oxford Station Band �����������������������������������������Big Dogs Brewery, Walden, May 20, 6:30pm

Oxford Station Band ������������������������������������� Highball Tavern, Middletown, May 26, 7:00pm

Strawberry Fields Ultimate Beatles Brunch ���������City Winery, Montgomery, May 27, Noon

Attention Musicians: Expose Yourselves!

The Town of Minisink Heritage Commission would like to hear from musicians who might be willing to come and play gratis at events for exposure.

Entertain at their events in Westtown,

spend a few hours advertising yourselves, and get a free lunch and refreshments.

Contact: Teresa Weeden Gurdineer, Town of Minisink Historian at: visitcarolscabin@gmail.com

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AMITY Amity Gallery, Warwick

BW Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

CITY City Winery Hudson Valley, Montgomery

DVOC Nutshell Hall, DVOC, Lake Huntington

FAL The Falcon, Marlboro GMCM Grand Montgomery

GOSH Cornerstone Theatre Arts Goshen Music Hall

GOSHEN-CRC Goshen Christian Reformed Church

GRACE-MIDD Grace Episcopal Church, Middletown

HPAC Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre

JEFFBAKE Jeffersonville Bake Shop

Livingston Manor Library

LUMBER Lumberland Town Hall, Glen Spey MSC Montgomery Senior Center

MSM-AQ Aquinas Hall, Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh NACL North American Culture Lab Theatre, Highland Lake

North Congregational Church, Middletown NFL-MONT ................... Newburgh Free Library, Montgomery


- Music - Pop

Cinema - Documentary..“Resilience: Stress & Hope” LMLIB 5:30pm Poetry G. Emil Reutter & Diane Sahms NOBLE 7pm

Poetry Guest Poet & Theatre - Play “Two

- Play “Zoe

The Oxford Station Band performs folk rock, classic country and Americana at: Big Dogs Brewery in Walden on May 20 at 6:30pm and...

- Play “A Murder is Announced” PMV 7pm Music - Funk-Jazz..Will Bernard, John Medeski & Friends FAL 7:30pm

- Play “A Murder Music - Blues-R&R Jimmy Music - Santana Cinco De


Blue Coffee, Montgomery, 6pm

Fundraiser Florida Library Book Music Freedom: The George Fundraiser-Cabaret��Delaware Theatre - Play “A Murder Music - Roots-Rock-Funk Theatre - Variety “Simply Cinema....Movies on the Mountain Cinema

“The Starling” Wisner Library, Warwick,1pm


Fr. Robert Phelps

Drum Circle RITZ 6:30pm

The Dishonest Fiddlers will entertain along with Uncle Jake & The 18 Wheel Gang and Kali Seastrand on May 13 at Nutshell Hall in the Delaware Valley Opera Center, 6692 Route 52, Lake Huntington. Doors open at 7:00pm, and the show continues until 11:00pm. Visit www. collabonationproductions. com for tickets and further details for all weekly Saturday shows.

Music - Acoustic Arborline Duo Run4

- Blues Chris O’Leary Band FAL 7:30pm

Dinner-Theatre..................“I Loved Music - Soul-R&B Lindsey

Universalist Congregation

Cinema “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm Poetry Ariana Den Bleyker Goshen United Methodist Church 7pm
Marlboro Schools Music Programs Paper Jam FAL 7:30pm
Music - Jazz Analog Jazz Orchestra FAL 7:30pm
Cinema “North
Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm Recreation Drum Circle RITZ 6:30pm Music - R&R Graham Nash BW 8pm Music - HipHop “Hip Hopera” FAL 7pm Dance..............................“Cinderella”
Recreation Drum Circle RITZ 6:30pm & Healy Art Studio,
Jervis 7pm Poetry
by Northwest”
Art Walk..............Cornwall Art
- Play “A Murder
- Play “Two
Warwick Valley Music The Slambovian
- Variety “Simply
“The Joy Luck Club”
Library, Warwick,1pm
RITZ 6:30pm
United Methodist Church, 7pm
Drum Circle
Downtown Park, Middletown, 6pm
- Play “Just
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Chamber Music Montgomery Senior Center
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Highball Tavern in Middletown on May 26 at 7:00pm
An exhibit of photography by D.C. Anderson opens at the Unitarian at Rock Tavern on May 6, from 3:00-5:00pm

NOBLE Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall

PARA Paramount Theater, Middletown

PEEC Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry

PHILL Phillipsport Community Center

PMV Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe

RIV Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg

SACRED Sacred Heart School Gym, Monroe

SHADOW Shadowland Stages, Ellenville

SLPAC Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center

SSRC-WAR St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Warwick

STARLING .................................................. The Starling, Pond Eddy

T&V Time and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville

TUSTEN Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg

UUC Universalist Unitarian Congregation, Rock Tavern

UpF “groove port” UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis VANDER......................... Anita Vandermark Community Center, Walden

SUNYO-KH SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh

VETREP VetRep Theatre, Cornwall WOOD The Inn at Woodloch, Hawley


Festival Earth Day Festival PEEC 11am-4pm

Art Walk..........................NBNY Art Seen Newburgh, 1pm-5pm

Music - Jazz Hal Galper Trio Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm

Poetry Annie Christain Soulshine Market, Pine Bush, 3pm

Fundraiser Delaware Highlands Conservancy dinner WOOD 5:30pm

Theatre - Play “Two Across” GOSH 7pm

Dance...............................“Rite of Spring” NACL 7pm

& Open Mic Callicoon Library, 6pm “Two Across” GOSH 7pm Comes Home” TUSTEN 7pm Murder is Announced” PMV 7pm Jimmy Vivino FAL 7:30pm De Mayo Celebration CITY 8pm

Recreation Latin Dance Night DVOC 7pm

Jazz - Poetry String Trio of NY, Paul Kane SUNYO-KH 7:30pm

Music “Soultown to Motown” SLPAC 8pm

Theatre - Play “Zoe Comes Home” TUSTEN 2pm & 7pm

Music - Jazz�����Hal Galper Trio����Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm

Theatre - Play “Two Across” GOSH 7pm

Theatre - Play “A Murder is Announced” PMV 7pm

Music Uncle Stump, Chamelons, Electric Chords DVOC 7pm

Theatre - Play Reading “Bad Jews” VETREP 7pm

Music - Classical Greater Newburgh Sym. Orch. MSM-AQ 7:30pm

Theatre - Play “Two Across” GOSH 2pm

Music - Polka..........Jimmy Sturr & his Orchestra CITY 2pm

Recreation Line Dancing CITY 2pm-5pm

Music - Classical Julie Ziavras & Steve Margoshes MSC 3pm

Cinema..................................“Gilda” Milford Theatre, 4pm

Music - Jazz Edmar Castenada Harp FAL 7:30pm

Theatre - Play “Two Across” GOSH 2pm

Theatre - Play “A Murder is Announced” PMV 2pm

Recreation Line Dancing CITY 2pm-5pm

Music - Classical Trio Confero GMCM 3pm

Cinema...............................“Viva Zapata” Milford Theatre, 4pm

Music Warwick Valley Chorale GOSHEN-CRC 4pm

Across” GOSH 7pm Valley Chorale GRACE-MIDD 7pm Slambovian Circus of Dreams FAL 7:30pm “Simply Cinderella” & “Fool” RIV 8pm

Music Ed Palermo Big Band FAL 7:30pm

Book Sale Florida Library, 5pm-8pm George Michael Experience CITY 6pm Valley Arts Alliance��STARLING 7pm Murder is Announced” PMV 7pm

Dylan Doyle FAL 7:30pm

“Simply Cinderella” & “Fool” RIV 8pm

Mountain series Cragsmoor Library, 8pm

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Loved Lucy” CITY 6pm

Lindsey Webster Band FAL 7:30pm

Art Walk..“Spring into Newburgh” Washington’s Hdqrts, Noon-5pm Festival Catskills Cuisine BW Noon Dance......................................“Cinderella” SLPAC 2pm

Music - Lecture The Gravikord Duo Goshen Library, 2pm

Music - Jazz Hal Galper Trio Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm

Music - Rock.....................Jaketown Road PHILL 7pm

Theatre - Play “A Murder is Announced” PMV 7pm

Theatre - Play “Two Across” GOSH 7pm

Music Uncle Jake, Dishonest Fiddlers, K. Seastrand DVOC 7pm

Music - Jazz Hudson Valley Jazz Quartet UpF 7pm

Theatre - Play Reading “Bad Jews” VETREP 7pm

Fundraiser St. Therese Classical Acad. dinner-show SACRED 6:30pm

Music - Reggae-World The Big Takeover FAL 7:30pm

Theatre - Variety “Simply Cinderella” & “Fool” RIV 8pm

RITZ Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh 14 20 21

Fundraiser Newburgh Library Book Sale NFL-MONT 10am-2pm

Fair TAP® New York Craft Beer & Music Festival BW 2pm-6pm

Music - Jazz Hal Galper Trio Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm

Fundraiser T&V Museum Chicken BBQ T&V 4pm-6pm

Fundraiser����Wallkill Center for the Arts “The Party”�������5pm-8pm

Music Hilltop, Static in the Attic DVOC 7pm

Music .........Georgian Folk Songs and Dances AMITY 7pm

Theatre - Play “A Murder is Announced” PMV 7pm

Theatre - Play Reading “Bad Jews” VETREP 7pm

Music - Folk..........Bernie Drury, Darian Rivera NOBLE 7:30pm

Music - Jazz Dreamstruck Trio FAL 7:30pm

Music - Steely Dan...........Do It Again��������������������������������PARA 8pm

Theatre - Variety “Simply Cinderella” & “Fool” RIV 8pm

Art Walk................ NBNY Art Seen Newburgh, 1pm-5pm

Poetry Hayden Wayne Soulshine Market, Pine Bush, 3pm

Music - Jazz Hal Galper Trio Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm Music - Funk............Muscle Tough, The Tribe DVOC 7pm

Music - Swing + Saints of Swing FAL 11am-3pm

Theatre - Play “A Murder is Announced” PMV 2pm

Theatre - Play “Two Across” GOSH 2pm

Music - Classical Hudson Pro Musica VANDER 2pm

Music - Jazz Chris Parker Trio FAL 7:30pm “Cinderella” SLPAC Art Walk Main & Bridge Sts 5pm-8pm Murder is Announced” PMV 7pm

Recreation Line Dancing CITY 2pm-5pm

Music - Jazz In Four Jazz St George’s Church, Newburgh, 3pm

Theatre - Variety “Simply Cinderella” & “Fool” RIV 3pm

Music Warwick Valley Chorale SSRC-WAR 4pm

Music - Jazz-Classical-Flamenco....Gil Gutiérreez guitar FAL 7:30pm

Theatre - Play “Love Letters” GOSH 7pm Music - Jazz Hal Galper Trio Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm

Fair TAP® New York Craft Beer & Music Festival BW 1pm-5pm

Theatre - Play “A Murder is Announced” PMV 2pm

Recreation���Drum Circle���Sullivan Cty Museum, Hurleyville, 2pm-4pm

Recreation Line Dancing CITY 2pm-5pm

Theatre - Variety “Simply Cinderella” & “Fool” RIV 3pm

Cinema.........................“Dr. Strangelove” Milford Theatre, 4pm

Fundraiser Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra JEFFBAKE 4pm

Recreation Line Dancing CITY 2pm-5pm

Cinema...................“A Night at the Opera” Milford Theatre, 4pm

Cabaret Jessica Molaskey, John Pizzarelli Eldred Preserve, 7pm

Festival 2nd Annual Sullivan County Music Fest HPAC Noon-8pm

Theatre - Play “Love Letters” GOSH 2pm

Theatre - Play “Just Another Day” SHADOW 2pm

Recreation Line Dancing CITY 2pm-5pm Music Middletown Concert Chorale NCC 3pm Music - Americana........Way Behind The Sun LUMBER 3pm

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- Play Reading “Bad Jews” VETREP 7pm
Another Day” SHADOW 8pm Festival
Day” SHADOW 2pm
Town of Minisink Heritage Days Westtown, 10am-2pm
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- Play Reading “Central Park West”
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Canvas category calendar

sponsored by Catskill Art Society, Wallkill River School, Goshen Art League & Wurtsboro Art Alliance

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Art exhibits

CAS .............................................................................. Catskill Art Space, Livingston Manor

DVAA Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg

SUNYO-MR SUNY Orange, Mindy Ross Gallery, Newburgh

SUNYO-OH SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown

WRCA Wallkill River Center for the Arts, Montgomery

T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints����Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing

Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing

James Turrell “Avaar”, Sol LeWitt “Wall Drawings”, Ellen Brooks, & Francis Cape “A Gathering of Utopian Benches” CAS ongoing

“Reawakening” group show �������������������UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, thru Apr 28

“Expressions” 19th Annual Student Art Show �������������������������������SUNYO-OH thru Apr 28

“‘Cause We Be Complicated: Dialogues of Black Artists” paintings, sculptures Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Apr 29

“Come As You Are” group show ����������������������������������������Narrowsburg Union, thru Apr 29

Mixed Media & Collage group show, Spider Graham “Paper Cuts” & Karen E. Gersch “Fusion & Farrago; Painted Tangos with Paper” WRCA thru Apr 30

“Figures - Burden - Loneliness” photography, sculpture, paintings Grit Gallery, Newburgh, thru Apr 30

Rick Weber multi-media �����������������Unitarian Universalist Cong , Rock Tavern, thru Apr 30

Wurtsboro Art Alliance group show �������������John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, thru Apr 30

Lou Fatta “Traffic” steel works �����������������������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, thru Apr 30

Ellen Joyce Trayer paintings ���������������Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Newburgh, thru Apr 30

Jennifer Charton paintings �����������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, thru Apr 30

2023 Newburgh Volunteer Fair Poster Contest �������������������Newburgh Library, thru May 5

Carter Hodgkin, Nene Humphrey, Jon Kline ���������������������������������������������CAS thru May 6

Joni Wehrli sculptures, Desmond Beach fiber arts �����������������������������������DVAA thru May 7

Rena Hottinger multiple media paintings ��������������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru May 8

“Animals” group show �����������������������������������������������������������������������������WRCA thru May 21

Cornwall Arts Collective group show ������������Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru May 23

River Valley Artists Guild Art About Town: “Spring Fling”

RVAG members group show, Gio’s Gelato Cafe, Port Jervis & Susan Miiller oils & pastels, Bon Secours Hospital Cafeteria, Port Jervis, & Joe Petrosi color pencil drawings, Mayor’s Office, Port Jervis City Hall, & Joan Kehlenbeck oils & pastels Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot���������������thru May 31

Rachel Williams “Introspective” ��������������������������������������������������������SUNYO-MR thru Jun 3

Highland Arts Alliance Members Show Two Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, thru Jun 13

“Nature’s Canvas” multi-media ����������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, thru Jun 30

Jason Bauer & Romina Gonzales “A Place to Connect” CMA Gallery, Newburgh, thru Sep 30

Wayne Holbert “Rockin The Woods” outdoor sculpture �������������������Bethel Woods, thru Oct

“The Place Where Peace Happened: How Communes and Collectives Set the Precedent for Peace and Love at Woodstock Museum at Bethel Woods, thru Dec 31


“Three of a Kind: Gemma Kahng, Julie Lindell and Jacques Roch” Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, thru Jun 4

Le Grand Botsford Part 3 Cragsmoor Library, thru Jun

Judy Reynolds ����������������������������������������������������������������������Cornwall Library, Apr 27-Jun 29

The Small Wonders Art Show Highlands arts Alliance Gracie Market, Highland Falls, May 1-31

Jim Ferraro paintings �����������������������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, May 1-Jun 30

Marcy Talbot “Edges, Lost and Found” Wisner Library, Warwick, May 1-Jun 30

“15 Years of the Wallkill River School” ����������������������������������������������WRCA May 5-Jun 25

“Beginnings: Works by Founding Artists” �����������������������������������������WRCA May 5-Jun 25

“Louise McCutcheon: Legacy Exhibit” �����������������������������������������������WRCA May 5-Jun 25

“Spring For Art” group show �������������UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, May 5-Jun 30

“Sunset, Sunrise” group show Wurtsboro Art Alliance, May 6-28

“A Fungi Art Gathering” – A Mycelium Network of Hudson Valley Artists ��������������������� Amity Gallery, Warwick, May 6-28

David Lionheart & Robert Giolito “Summit the Soul” Grit Gallery, Newburgh, May 6-Jul 23

Middletown Art Group �������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNYO-OH May 8-Jun 14

“Floral Artistry” ARTists & Milford Garden Club ARTery Gallery, Milford, May 11-Jun 5

Jennifer Coates & David Humphrey �����������������������������������������������������CAS May 13-Jun 17

Heather Bause-Rubinstein fiber arts/installation ������������������������������DVAA May 13-Jun 25

“Blues of Summer” Goshen Art League �����������������������Goshen Music Hall, May 17-Aug 16

“Gardens” group show �������������������������������������������������������������������������WRCA May 26-Jun 18

Photography exhibits

“Along the Towpath: The D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898” ����Wurtsboro Library

Suzanne L. Andrews “Nature Girl Artist” ��������������������Wurtsboro Art Alliance, thru Apr 30

Walter Jahn “Native Beauties of the Region” ��������������������SUNYO-MR Foyer, thru Aug 10

D.C. Anderson ������������������������Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern, May 6-28

D.C. Anderson �������������������������������������������������������������������Griffith Realtors, Goshen, thru Jun

Melissa Zexter photography & embroidery �����������������������������������������DVAA May 13-Jun 25

ART & Photography receptions

“Sunset, Sunrise” group show Wurtsboro Art Alliance, May 6, 2-4pm

D.C. Anderson �������������Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern, May 6, 3pm-5pm

“A Fungi Art Gathering” ������������������������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, May 6, 5pm-7pm

Jim Ferraro paintings ������������������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, May 6, 5pm-7pm

David Lionheart, Robert Giolito “Summit the Soul” �����Grit Gallery, Newburgh, May 6, 5pm-8pm

Heather Bause-Rubinstein & Melissa Zexter �������������������������������DVAA May 13, 4pm-6pm

Middletown Art Group ������������������������������������������������������������������SUNYO-OH May 13, 3pm-5pm

Jennifer Coates & David Humphrey ������������������������������������������������CAS May 13, 3pm-5pm

“Floral Artistry” �������������������������������������������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, May 13, 5pm-8pm

“Spring For Art” group show ������UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, May 20, 1pm-6pm

“15 Years of the Wallkill River School”, “Beginnings”, Louise McCutcheon WRCA Jun 3, 5pm-7pm

Lectures, talks, master classes & demos

sponsored by SUNY Orange and Town of Newburgh Desmond Center

DESM Alice Desmond Center, Newburgh

JLPL ................................................................................. Josephine-Louise Library, Walden

Lectures, Demos, Talks & Master Classes are FREE unless otherwise noted: (FEE) (Events Not lncluded in Centerspread Calendar) lectures, Tours & Discussions

“What is Sam’s Point?” Rebecca Howe-Parisio ����������������Cragmsoor Library, Apr 29, 1pm

“Frederick Cook: Arctic Explorer” Carol Smith

Time and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, Apr 30, 2pm FEE

“A Whirlwind Tour of Music History: 1,000 Years in 60 Minutes!” �����������������������������������

Maestro Russell Ger Cornwall Library, May 5, 2pm

“Creating Butterfly Habitats” Pamela Golben ������������������������DESM May 8, 10:30am FEE

“The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim” Rick Feingold �����Cornwall Library, May 9, 6:30pm

“Out of Africa: The Beat Goes On” The Gravikord Duo Goshen Library, May 13, 2pm

“Setting Boundaries & Building Positive Relationships” Diane Lang DESM May 16, 10:30am FEE

“Montecelio: The Architectural History of an Italian Hill Town: From Medieval to Modern Construction” Andrew Warren DESM May 16, 10:30am

“Put Your House on a Diet by Decluttering” Claudia Jacobs ����DESM May 17, 10am FEE

Science Cafe: “Dinosaurs:Terrible Lizards, but Great Birds” Carolyn Rounds for Vails Gate restaurant location, email: tobyrossman@yahoo com May 17, 7:30pm

“Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body” Donna Davies ����������������DESM May 18, 1pm

“Healthy Living-Healthy Options-To Air-Fry or Not to Air-Fry” ��JLPL May 18, 6:30pm

“Life & Times of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia” Leon DiMartino �� DESM May 22, 10am FEE

“Visions of America; Eric Sloan and Dale Nichols” Laura Nicholls DESM May 24, 12:30pm FEE

“Creative Magic-The Healing Power of Art” Judith Campanaro DESM May 25, 1pm FEE

“Disorders of the Brain” ToniJean Kulpinski ���������������������������������DESM May 26, 10:30am

“Sneak Peek: Luxton (Lucky) Lake: A Forgotten Community” Tina Spangler Narrowsburg Library, May 26, 5pm

ARTIST Talks & Salons

Highlands Arts Alliance Photographers’ Salon “Sharing Your Photos – Digital Transfer” ������� American Legion Hall, Highland Falls, May 6, 11am FEE

Jennifer Coates & David Humphrey artist talk �������������������������������CAS May 13, 3pm-4pm


The Art of Floral Arranging Barbara Wexler-Hall �������������Cornwall Library, May 11, 1pm

Master Classes

The Anatomy of a Jazz Quartet ��SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown, May 9, 1:30pm

Opportunity for Everyone

The Liberty Museum & Arts Center invites artists, musicians and others to participate in a June 2023 exhibition entitled, Reflections on Father

What does FATHER mean to you? Does it immediately bring up a favorite song? Do you picture a fond memory of being together? A place that he loved? A painful relationship? A sense of loss? What does it mean to you, personally? Fun you had growing up? Did he take you fishing? To the ball game?

The artwork will be on display at the

Museum in June as well as a concert of father-themed songs and a roundtable panel where people can share their memories about their fathers. Fathersto-be are welcome.

Artists, makers, writers, musicians and the public may apply. Indicate what your medium is and the nature of the proposal.

Send your ideas and photos to the show curator, Naomi Frumess at nfrumessfnp396@gmail.com or call her at 845-807-6656.

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Mamakating Farmer’s Market Opens

The first Farmers’ Markets were held 5000 years ago along the Nile River.

The first Farmers Market in the United States was held in Boston in 1634.

The first Farmers Market in the Town of Mamakating (the first township in Sullivan County) was held in 2019. It has continued each Friday through the summer months since its inception. Marketgoers view the majestic Shawangunk Mountains rising in the east and watch the sunset over the foothills of the wildlife-rich Catskill Mountains rising to the West.

The Mamakating Local Development Corporation founded the market to provide fresh, healthy, locally-produced farm and home-produced products, and to help local vendors succeed to preserve our rural way of life and create economic sustainability. “Our always friendly vendors look forward to seeing you at the market!”

Six “B”s in Two Villages & One City

The Farmer’s Market is held every Friday from 4:00pm-7:00pm, May 26 to September 29, rain or shine on the lawn in front of Town Hall, 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro. “Come shop and enjoy the musicians. We do have tables and chairs for folks, with umbrellas for warmer afternoons. People are always welcome to bring their own chairs.”

On May 26 enjoy Kurt Henry & Dog Knows, a dynamic four-piece north-country rock band composed of Kurt Henry, guitar and vocals, Cheryl Lambert, harmonica, percussion, harmonies, Alan Groth, bass, and Chris Cullo, drums. Their repertoire features artists of the 60’s and 70’s along with Henry’s eclectic originals that have made him a favorite opening act for almost 100 international artists such as Procol Harum, The Byrds, David Bromberg, John Sebastian, and so many others.


Orange County’s oldest continuously operating community chorus, the Warwick Valley Chorale is delighted to welcome Ron DeFesi as their new music director and conductor.

The Chorale’s 82nd annual Spring concerts will feature three performances. Accompanied by Gail Johnson, the 2023 concerts, entitled Three B’s, Old and New, will feature Beethoven’s Mass in C major. The program will also include works by Brahms and Bach, as well as selections by Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, and Jerry Bock.

Beethoven had not turned to sacred music until late in his career. He received a commission from Prince Nikolaus Esterházy II in 1807, extending a tradition established by Haydn.





Musicologist Lewis Lockwood wrote:

“On accepting the prince’s commission, Beethoven had praised Haydn’s masses, calling them “inimitable masterpieces.” Beethoven meant it. He clearly studied Haydn’s masses while composing his own.”

The concerts will be presented at the Goshen Christian Reformed Church, 2440 Route 17A, Goshen, on May 7 at 4:00pm, and...

Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North Street, Middletown, May 12 at 7:00pm and...

St Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick, on May 14 at 4:00pm. Admission is free; donations will be gratefully accepted.

For further information, visit www. WarwickValleyChorale.org.

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Kurt Henry & Dog Knows Singer-songwriter Will Hoppey performs on June 2 Ron DeFesiGail Johnson The Warwick Valley Chorale
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L. BernsteinI. Berlin J. Bock
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Trio Confero Perform Rarely Heard Classics for A Free Concert in Montgomery

Aleksander Vezuli, Artistic Director and Manager of the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music series (GMCM) has announced that the Trio Confero will conclude the GMCM’s 35th year of presenting free classical music concerts.

“Confero” is a Latin verb that means to bring together, unite and contribute, and this is precisely what Trio Confero’s mission statement was set to be in 2018 when three musicians united in one pursuit to bring together the unjustly rarely performed repertoire for clarinet, cello and piano. This is, arguably, one of the most beautiful chamber music combinations with singularly magnificent works written by such giants as Brahms, Beethoven, Bruch, Faure and Glinka.

The Trio is comprised of three exceptionally talented musicians who are alumni of Juilliard and Yale.

Maksim Shtrykov has been hailed by the Lucid Culture for “clarity that’s viscerally breathtaking” and “effortless... quicksilver legato.” As the recipient of the Artists International New York Debut Award, he presented his solo debut recital at Carnegie Hall in April 2007.

Anita Balázs has been giving concerts as soloist with conductors such as Andras Ligeti and Tamás Gál while

regularly appearing at “Les Pianos Folies du Touquet.” Balázs’ numerous prizes and awards include First Prize at the Antal Friss National Cello Competition and János Starker National Cello Competition in Hungary to name just a few.

Misuzu Tanaka was born in the U.K. where she began her piano lessons. She then continued her studies in Japan and in the U.S. with Martin Canin. Her Masters and Doctoral degrees are from the University of Michigan where she was a full scholarship recipient.

The GMCM program includes Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat major, Op.11: “Gassenhauer” (a colloquial archaic German word originally meaning lively pieces of dance music), Carl Frühling’s Trio in A minor, Op. 40, Brahms’ Trio in A minor Op.114, and Nino Rota’s Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano.

The key of B-flat major was probably chosen by Beethoven to facilitate fast passages in the B-flat clarinet, which had not yet benefited from the development

of modern key systems.

Brahms’ trio incorporates a considerable amount of arpeggio patterns in its theme, complemented by conversation-like passages in the upper register of the cello.

Carl Frühling (1868-1937) was born in what was then known as Lemberg, the capital city of the province of Galicia, a part of the Austrian Habsburg empire (what is known today as Lviv, Ukraine). For many years he enjoyed a career as an accompanist to some of the most important instrumental soloists and vocalists then performing, including such stars as Pablo Sarasate, Bronislav Huberman and Leo Slezak. Sadly, he died in Vienna in poverty.

Giovanni (Nino) Rota Rinaldi (19111979) was a renowned child prodigy. His first oratorio was written at age 11, his three-act lyrical comedy after Hans Christian Andersen, Il Principe Porcaro, was composed when he was just 13. Both were published in the 1920s.

A composer, pianist, conductor and

academic, Rota is best known for his 150+ film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli’s Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy, earning the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II. He composed ten operas, five ballets and dozens of orchestral, choral and chamber works.

The concert is on the Garrett Concert Stage in the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street, Montgomery, on May 7, at 3:00pm Free admission.


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Beethoven Frühling Brahms Nino Rota

An Evening of Theatre for the Whole Family at the Rivoli

“If there were just one clown left on earth, what would they do? How would she pass the time? Is there even a point?,” writes Ellie J. “The concept of the “last” clown intrigued and saddened me - as clowns, aren’t we always supposed to be funny? Inspired by observations of the world around me, I wanted to create a play that stared loneliness and fear dead in the face, but with the eager playfulness of a clown.”

And so, Fool: The Wanderings of the Last Clown on Earth was created. “The play follows the Fool’s normal routine of being stuck alone in a bunker, but clowns are never normal and on this particular day, something extraordinary happens. The show is colorful, fantastical, and, above all else, hopeful.

“Any of us can be a fool and all of us can find a reason to laugh, even if it’s against all odds. I have had years of literally clowning around the world, from my training in New York and Paris to performing impromptu shows in India and Japan. Fool, however, is the first

full-length show I have ever created from start to finish, so I am exceptionally excited to share it with audiences, and am thankful to Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (SCDW) for giving me this opportunity. I have performed with them before as Miss Scarlet in Clue and Suzy Hendrix in Wait Until Dark. This is a dream-following venture and who knows where we will go from here!”

Fool is on the SCDW’s ‘evening of theatre for the whole family’ program with Simply Cinderella, a bare-bones, cut-to-the-chase re-telling of the classic fairy tale, fast-paced and flat-out funny.

The SCDW recently presented a program titled Creative Dramatics at the Benjamin Cosor Elementary School (BCES). This program was an introduction for 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to experience and participate in the theatre arts. Students experienced acting, memorizing, crew, tech, building sets, props, costuming, stage presence, dance, singing, ensemble work, stage direction, projection, stage managing,

theatre games and more.

Directors and instrcutors were Sally Gladden, Eileen Kalter, Bunny Woloszczak, Renee Kates Amanni Sitz, Jenny Silverman, Ellie J, Keith Prince, Harold Tighe, Grace Summa, and Heather Strauss

Children performed Simply Cinderella for their fellow students at BCES and now they’ll bring it to the stage at the SCDW’s Rivoli Theatre in South Fallsburg when The Benjamin Cosor Players open the evening’s show with an overworked and under-appreciated Cinderella who swings her broom at the Fairy Godmother, thinking she’s a giant moth. Meanwhile, Queen Hobnail wants Prince Shubert to choose a suitable princess, but he would rather play video games than dance with a girl. This upbeat, slap-happy fractured fairy tale will delight performers and audiences alike.

Simply Cinderella and Fool: The Wanderings of the Last Clown on Earth will be performed at the Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main Street, So. Fallsburg, from May 12-21. For tickets, visit: www. myrivertickets.com or www.scdw.net, and at the door.

Phone: 845-436-5336.

Gutbucket Cafe

The St. Therese Classical Academy offers PreK-12 students a quality liberal and fine arts education in a stable family and Christ oriented environment.

A special fundraising event featuring a night of comedy, mayhem, singing, swinging and 40’s fun, will take place when the students themselves perform at their Gutbucket Cafe, with a zany, original comedy, where the Bucket Brothers host an exciting evening of swing, comedy, and the return of Sammy Bucket’s son from WWII.

The special evening will include a full dinner (and the show), raffles and a bake sale. Attendees are invited to dress in 1940s attire. The fundraising event will be held in the gymnasium of the Sacred Heart School, 26 Still Road, Monroe, on May 13 at 6:30pm.

For tickets, visit: www.stcacademy. org/dinner-theatre or call 845-610-5288.

The Academy is also holding an open house at its own location in Building # 2, 3348 Route 208, Campbell Hall, on May 7 & 21, from 1:00pm-3:00pm

For more info, call 845-610-5288.

“Every play done by the academy is always full of good food, fun, and lots of laughs. The kids do such a great job!”

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“Spring into Art” in Port Jervis

Some pictures cultivate memories real or imagined. A carefully rendered watercolor painting entitled, The Family Camp by Daniela Cooney evokes that feeling. Her composition draws the viewer along a country road past the flowery meadow and trees, winding towards a cottage. Cooney’s intimate detailed rendering enhances the effect.

Elva Zingaro has departed from her usual landscapes in her new untitled abstract oil painting This is a strange forest...like looking at tree shapes up very close, blurring vision. Abstract paintings always have some figurative reference either in the artist’s mind or from the outside world, this one has the

natural colors of a forest.

By the Sea, a watercolor by Joyce Lee, presents an abundant seascape view of the sky, water and sand painted in a luminous color palette. A single bird flies across the expanse owning the space. Here, Joyce has departed from her intricate renderings of birds and botanicals opting for a wide impressionist composition.

See these works and others in the Spring for Art exhibit at UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis, from May 5 to June 30. An artist’s reception will be held on May 20 from 1:00pm-6:00pm

For further information, call Upfront at 845-754-1808.

Improvised Cabaret in Pond Eddy

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) invites you to a one-nightonly improvised cabaret benefit performance when The Starling at Pond Eddy will transform into a dazzling speak-easy where society swells and classy dames gather to hear some of New York City’s finest improvisers.

Built in 1883, The Starling was constructed along the Historic Delaware and Hudson Canal. Originally a general store, much of the original character is intact - perfect for a vintage-themed speak-easy event!

The stars of Broadway’s Next Hit Musical bring you Club Starling, a totally improvised cabaret. Inspired by audience suggestions, the performers will create a spontaneous evening of music, comedy, and a ton of laughs!

Totally off the cuff - and off the wall!

Deb Rabbai, an original member and co-creator of Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, has worked as an actor, improviser, singer, and voice-over artist for the last twenty-five years.

Gary Adler was musical director for Broadway’s Avenue Q and for Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular

Daniel Tepper is an actor and musical comedian who has performed in shows including improv comedy ensembles, Baby Wants Candy and Shamilton.

Katie Hammond has toured internationally, with Broadway’s Next Hit Musical and This is Your Life, The Musical Notable local personality Greg Triggs’ radio show, Travels with Triggs, can be heard on WJFF Radio’s archives. Join him as he introduces you to the star performers on May 19 at 7:00pm at The Starling at Pond Eddy, 1954 Route 97, Pond Eddy.

Guests will be able to bid on a curated selection of cultural offerings including gift certificates to restaurants and passes to local venues and events such as the Forestburgh Playhouse, Big Eddy Film Festival, and more. For tickets and additional information, call 845-252-7576 or visit the DVAA’s website at: delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.

In the Spring of 2022, Safe Harbors of the Hudson launched a new community Arts Program entitled MIX-XED Defined as a “contemporary mash-up of art & culture”, MIX-XED is a collaboration of professional musicians and students in the Hudson Valley. For its inaugural musical theater performance, Newburgh-based artists Elex Vann, Ralph M’Vore, and Neil Alexander guided the students in creating a contemporary performance piece combining Classical and Hip Hop musical genres.

Hip Hopera is a 3-act musical performance that premiered in August 2022 on the stage of the Safe Harbors’ Green in the City of Newburgh to sold-out crowds! The event featured live music performed by an amazing cast of high school and middle school children from the community.

Hip Hopera takes classic arias from well-known operatic repertoire and sets them to Hip Hop grooves. Featuring both sung and rapped vocals, the story follows a budding relationship between

two inner city high school seniors bound for college. The production was co-written by Elex, Ralph and Neil, with musical arrangements by all.

Directed and choreographed by M’Vore, under the vocal direction of Vann and featuring live music with stellar local musicians under the direction of Alexander, Hip Hopera is an energetic musical experience that will enthrall and excite the ears and the heart.

Safe Harbors of the Hudson and The Falcon are pleased to present MIX-XED: A Contemporary Mashup of Art and Culture: Hip Hopera, live at The Falcon, May 11 at 7:00pm Reservations are highly recommended. Visit www.liveatthefalcon.com to reserve your spot. For information on the program, contact Lisa-Ann Weisbrod at lweisbrod@safe-harbors.org.

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“The Family Camp” by Daniela Cooney “By the Sea” by Joyce Lee Untitled by Elva Zingaro
“Hip Hopera” in Marlboro
“Hip Hopera” premiere, August 2022. Elex Vann Ralph M’Vore Neil Alexander Deb Rabbai Gary Adler Daniel Tepper Katie Hammond Greg Triggs

Shadowland Stages Kicks Off 2023 Season with World Premiere

The Board of Directors of Shadowland Stages announced that Brittany Proia has been appointed the theatre’s new Interim Managing Director.

Proia, a Hudson Valley based producer, director, performer, and educator, had been serving as education coordinator for the theatre. “We’re thrilled to have Brittany move into this position,” said Jim McIntyre, President of Shadowland Stages Board of Directors. “Her administrative and artistic experience reflects a remarkable skill set that will serve as the perfect complement to Brendan Burke, our long-time artistic director. We are confident that this new leadership team will usher Shadowland into a new era as we continue our return to pre-pandemic programming.”

Proia arrived in the Hudson Valley in 2017 to serve as the founding co-artistic director of Denizen Theatre in New Paltz. She also serves as Dramatists Guild Ambassador for Eastern New York, providing support and education to the region’s playwrights, and is a lecturer and guest director at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Following her success in New Paltz,

Proia joined the Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory as Executive Director in 2021. HVPAL is a women+ led devised theatre and arts education organization. Proia oversaw their accessible education program alongside Artistic Director Liz Dahmen and co-produced Performing Art (the devised, site specific collaboration with the Dorsky Museum in New Paltz), and the new musical cycle Shakespeare Unplugged by Scotty Arnold with Powerhouse Theatre in Poughkeepsie.

She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, the Dramatists Guild, a graduate of the Ulster Leadership Development Institute, and a proud ‘key’, of The Ring of Keys, a national network of queer women, trans, and gender non-conforming artists.

She has produced and assisted in the development of new work with many theatre companies including the Voices of Women Theatre Festival in Tampa, Catskill Mountain Shakespeare and the New Georges Supported Production program. She is passionate about responsibly and sustainably creating theatrical work that fosters lasting social


Co-produced with Great Barrington Public Theatre, Shadowland Stages will kick off the 2023 season with the world premiere of a thoughtful new play, Just Another Day, a heart-stirring drama written by and starring Dan Lauria, of

TV’s The Wonder Years (19881993).

The play runs from June 2-18 on Shadowland’s Mainstage, 157 Canal Street, Ellenville. For season and single performance tickets, call the box office at 845-647-5511 or visit: www.shadowlandstages.org.

Phillipsport Opens 2023 Season

Jaketown Road is a rock band born in Bethel that plays and jams on the music they love and grew up with in the 1960’s and 70’s.

Featuring Americana Rock like The Band, Neil Young and The Byrds; Southern Rock including The Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, The Outlaws; Woodstock Rock like Arlo, Credence, and the Grateful Dead; Blues Rock like Stevie Ray, Eric Clapton, and Roy Buchanan; Brit Rock like The Kinks, The Stones, The Who, and so much more.

Jaketown Road features John Wickes on guitar and vocals, Rick Tyler on bass and vocals, Mango Mike on keys, harmonica, and vocals, Michael “Coconut” Johnson on guitar and vocals, and Mike Moss on drums.

The band will play rock with the

feeling and energy you’ve been looking for and the sounds you remember at the Phillipsport Community Center’s Music Night, 657 Red Hill Road, Phillipsport, on May 13 at 7:00pm Doors open at 6:30pm. $10 at the door includes pie and a non-alcoholic drink. Concert outside, weather permitting. Call 845-313-1772 or check the Facebook page for more information.

In Three of a Kind, Holland Tunnel Gallery has brought together Gemma Kahng, Julie Lindell and Jacques Roch in an exhibit that addresses human and animal forms while discussing the complicated nature of beauty. While at first glance the works may seem very different, there is a connection amongst them that lead the viewer on a search of the unexpected and a dialogue of the relationship between works.

Kahng may be best known for her work as a fashion designer. Her paintings in this show are bold, bright birds and animals that continue her interest in innate beauty and ornamentation. She is the founder of the Beekman Arts Club that started in Hopewell Junction and is now located in Newburgh.

Lindell, an installation artist based in

Newburgh, stated, “The pieces for this show are also about physical beauty, but question both the value of that moniker and who gets to determine it.” Her work has been shown in the U.S. and Japan.

Roch began painting human figures again in the 60’s, although they appeared as semi-abstract signs and caricatural characters that popped from the painterly ground like knots of light or ghost-like figures concretizing space. A long time contributor to exhibitions at Holland Tunnel Gallery, the works on view are part of his estate and Paulien Lethen is honored to be able to share these works with the public.

Three of a Kind is on view at Holland Tunnel Gallery, 46 Chambers Street, Newburgh, through June 4

Visit www.hollandtunnelgallery.com.

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Brittany Proia Dan Lauria
“Three of a Kind” in Newburgh
“The Princess”, J. Roch“Family Portrait”, J. Lindell “Secretary w/ Blue Gown” Kahng

Floral Artistry in Milford

The ARTery Gallery, located in historic Forest Hall, is a cooperatively owned and operated fine art gallery, serving regional artists and art lovers since 1996. Each month, the gallery presents a wide variety of work from new and established artists ranging from traditional oil, watercolor, and photography to sculpture, jewelry, textiles, pottery, and collage.

The Milford Garden Club has served the area for more than 85 years. Its many contributions include the annual flower show, beautification program of three public gardens and other locations throughout town, community garden where food is grown for the local Ecumenical Food Pantry, a scholarship program, and its historical role in the preservation of the unique history and tradition of the Milford Rose.

In May, these two important local

Didier Georges: Watercolor Workshop

institutions will once again come together to present a unique collaboration of artistic skills on display from May 11 to June 5, at the ARTery Gallery.

Thirteen selected works from ARTery members will be featured side-byside with an artistic interpretation by Milford Garden Club members. To accomplish this, the floral arrangers will react to what they feel and see while viewing the art. They will take artistic elements in the selected works such as shapes, colors, patterns, mood, or the subject itself and intuitively create their own stylistic representation using flowers, branches, found pieces, an assortment of horticultural inventions.

A wine and cheese reception will be held for the public on May 13 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the ARTery Gallery, 210 Broad Street, Milford.

For information, call 570-409-1234.

Didier Georges started painting watercolors at an early age in Lyon, France. His work is shown in many galleries in France. He teaches portraits, landscapes, and still life.

“It’s never easy to talk about yourself, but all I can say is that I’ve been in the artistic world since my childhood. I was lucky to have a father who taught drawing and painting. He transmitted to me not only his passion for painting and, more generally, for all modes of artistic expression, but also the pleasure of transmitting in my turn.

“Watercolor gives me the means to share everything that moves me, my joys as well as my sorrows. Each of my watercolors is an invitation, a soul-tosoul exchange. Welcome to my world. I want this world to be bright and colorful, whatever surprises it has in store for us...”

Riverside Art Workshops offers small, intimate, and intensive workshops where you can get to know

Back to Simpler Times: Steely Dan Tribute at Paramount

The songs of Steely Dan formed the soundtrack to many of our lives. Donald Fagen and Walter Becker found a clever and unique way to bridge Jazz, Rock and R&B sensibilities to form a whole new kind of pop music. Twelve of South Florida’s finest musicians have banded together around their passion for and dedication to faithfully interpreting the Steely Dan songbook as part of an exciting live concert experience. Do It Again is a celebration of this timeless music. The ensemble collectively have decades of international recording and touring experience, working

alongside some of the music industry’s top Grammy winning and nominated songwriters, artists and producers.

The unforgettable guitar mastery by international recording artist and Steely Dan guitarist Elliot Randall on chart-topper Reelin’ In the Years is a favorite among fans and consistently

ranked among the best guitars solos ever recorded. Randall has worked alongside Do It Again’s musical director/ keyboardist Edward Huerta to assure that audiences can expect an authentically produced concert experience featuring top hits and album cuts from Steely Dan’s extensive music catalog. Go back to simpler times and enjoy hearing the tunes of Steely Dan when Do It Again performs at the Paramount Theatre, 17 South Street, Middletown, on May 20 at 8:00pm. Tix: www.middletownparamount.com and at the Box Office: 845-346-4195.

artists personally and participate in their demos from only a few feet away. “We are happy to offer you art workshops in the comfort of our private studio, which has breathtaking, panoramic views of the Hudson River, with plein air instruction, daily demos, a generous lunch menu to order, free wi-fi, and a welcome gift,” said director, Marguerite Meyerson. “Because we keep the number of student to teacher ratio smaller, allowing for a better one on one experience, our workshops fill up quickly,” said Marguerite.

From May 23-26, Georges will teach at Riverside, demonstrating portraits in neutrals as well as in color, sketching people in scenery, how to play with shadow and light, and how to free yourself from details to get the essentials of watercolors.

For information and to register, call Marguerite at 845-787-4167 or email her: MKMeyerson@gmail.com.

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“Bernadette” by Didier Georges A flower arrangement by Stephanie Cavallaro inspired by Marie Liu’s artwork for the Milford Garden Club & ARTery Gallery collaborative exhibit, 2018.

Newburgh Chamber Music: Are You In Four Jazz?

Led by Newburgh native and bassist Jesse Breheney, the In Four Jazz collective, which can be heard performing in venues across the greater New York City region, will perform a Mother’s Day concert in Newburgh.

Jesse Breheney is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard pre-college division where he studied jazz and orchestral music. He has been based in NYC since 2008. With a musical style that is deeply rooted in the swinging tradition of artists like Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra, his music brings life to the American songbook and other jazz classics. Through the In Four Jazz collective and as a performer, he has been a key player in many ongoing music series in NYC.

Vocalist and songwriter Gabrielle Stravelli blends musical traditions with a modern, genre-bending sensibility. The rhythmic swing of jazz frames her original compositions while as an actor and storyteller she reinterprets the American songbook as well as works by contemporary artists as varied as Willie Nelson, Chick Corea and John Fogerty.

A Boston native, pianist Michael Kanan established a reputation in New York as a vocal accompanist. In 1996, he

joined the band of legendary singer Jimmy Scott, and in 2001, he became the accompanist and arranger for celebrated vocalist Jane Monheit. With her group, he has toured all over the world, recorded several CDs and DVDs, and made many TV appearances.

Putting All My Eggs in One Basket

Art Heals!

Legendary drummer and bandleader Billy Mintz, who at 15 was developing his musicianship with show bands at Catskills resorts, has performed for many years as part of numerous ensembles both in New York and Los Angeles. In recent years he has taken on new roles as composer and bandleader. He leads the Billy Mintz Band and the Two Bass Band, a ten-piece ensemble that features his compositions and arrangements. As a soloist, he has performed throughout the U.S. and internationally.

The lively and nostalgic concert will feature selections such as In My Mother’s Eyes by Abel Baer and L. Wolfe Gilbert, Our Love is Here to Stay by George & Ira Gershwin, and Irving Berlin’s I’m

Join the In Four Jazz collective for a Mother’s Day tribute at St. George’s Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. The May 14, 3:00pm concert features songs from the American songbook. The audience is invited to meet the performers at a reception after the concert.

Tickets at the door (cash or check only) or online by visiting: www.newburghchambermusic.org. Masks are optional.

Audience members are invited to bring instruments that they wish to donate to Valentina’s Instrument Donation Bank, to be repaired, if necessary, and donated to Greater Newburgh Schools and music students. For further information regarding this program, or to donate at another time, contact Dr. Joël Evans at evansj@newpaltz.edu or visit: www.newburghchambermusic.org.

Even without formal training, engaging in art as personal expression brings nourishment to the soul. Creating art helps one to discover and retain an inner harmony, boots self-esteem and provides a sense of satisfaction and competence. The process itself is inherently healing.

In her book and upcoming lecture, Judith Campanaro (photo) will address the healing power of art, and explore simple exercises to help you connect with yourself even if you only have a few minutes a day to devote to the quest.

Creative Magic - The Healing Power of Art is on May 25 at 1:00pm at the Town of Newburgh Recreation Department Alice Desmond Center for Community Enrichment, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh.

To register: 845-565-1326.

HV Jazz Festival Quartet, Port Jervis

Drummer Steve Rubin is the founder of The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, coming into its 14th season, August 9-13, 2023. UpFront Exhibition Space will be a featured venue for the series.

Rubin received an Orange County Arts Council award for Best New Arts Organization in 2011, and is presently also working with August for the Arts, an organization showcasing Warwick’s rich art community with an event on August 5. (Stay tuned to August issue.)

J. Brunka is a sought after bassist on acoustic and electric. A music educator with a background that runs the full spectrum from classical to old style R&B, electronic, gypsy jazz and traditional swing, he works regularly with a host of different groups and is also a founding member of the improv group, Beyond Jazz.

Harkening back to a violinist whose freedom from slavery was bought in performance, Bill Ware’s place within American

music is best described as a proud lineage. Vibraphonist, bassist, composer, pianist, educator and creative adventurer, Ware’s genrebending career, well into its fourth decade, has been nothing short of riveting.

Joe Vincent Tranchina was voted “Hudson Valley 2010 Jazz Musician of the Year” in Times Herald-Record’s annual best of readers poll, and honored by the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts “Best of the Bronx” series with concert presentations of his original work, is an established pianist, composer, arranger, and accompanist.

Performing as the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Quartet, the four jazz icons will entertain you at UpFront, 31 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis, for the groove port music series on May 13 at 7:00pm. The Gallery at UpFront opens at 1:00pm for viewing the current art show, and will be open through to the concert. Tickets at the door. BYOB! Info: 845-754-1808.

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Gabrielle Stravelli and Michael Kanan Steve Rubin J. Brunka Bill Ware J. Vincent Tranchina

Meet Bob Grawi, The Gravikord, and The Gravikord Duo

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Bob Grawi is a poet, inventor, musician and visual artist.

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What is a Gravikord?

The Gravikord is a 24-string electric double harp based on the West African kora and the mbira, invented by Bob in 1984. It is made of welded stainless steel tubing, with 24 nylon strings but no resonating gourd or skin. Grawi originally desired an instrument on which he could play polyrhythms more easily than on the guitar, and he refined the Gravikord’s design over several years to meet this goal. In 2018, the instrument was added to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s (MOMA) permanent musical instrument collection.

The Gravikord Duo

The unique Gravikord Duo features Bob Grawi and his

Gravikord, with Pip Klein on flute and percussion.

Out of Africa: The Beat Goes On is a concert and lecture with the Duo exploring the history of the harp, a reprise of the program originally presented at MOMA when the Gravikord first appeared in an exhibit focusing on African influences in our present-day culture.

The program will blend history, visuals and a selection of world music (from Ireland, Africa, Eastern Europe and American folk), and original “new upbeat folk chamber jazz!”

It all takes place at the Goshen Public Library, on May 13 at 2:00pm Free admission.


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“Ohio Blue Tip” by B. Grawi

Eldred Preserve: The Bradstan Cabaret Season Begins!

After its triumphant 2022 revival, The Eldred Preserve’s esteemed Bradstan Cabaret Series returns with an exciting slate of new performers (and a few familiar faces) in 2023!

Jessica Molaskey plus special guest John Pizzarelli kick start the 2023 series. Called “the Astaire-Rogers of the cabaret world” by Time Magazine, the married duo’s charming onstage dynamic uniquely combines jazz and theater, including medleys of modern songs with original lyrics.

Jessica Molaskey is a veteran of a dozen Broadway shows, including the revival of Sunday in the Park with George, which was nominated for nine Tony Awards. She has appeared in A Man of No Importance at Lincoln Center, Parade (directed by Hal Prince), Dream, Tommy, Crazy for You, Les Misérables, City of Angels, Chess, Cats, and Oklahoma! She most recently played the role of Marie in the New York City Center Encores’ production of The Most Happy Fella

Jessica’s off-Broadway credits include Songs For A New World, Dream True, Wise Guys and Weird Romance. She has five critically-acclaimed solo CDs and has performed in concert from Lincoln

Center to Carnegie and Disney Halls to the Montréal and Monterey jazz festivals. She has also performed her criticallyacclaimed solo concert, Portraits of Joni Mitchell, as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook.

Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and the Beatles. In addition to being a bandleader and solo performer, John has been a special guest on recordings for major pop names such as Natalie Cole, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Wopat, Rickie

Lee Jones, and Dave Van Ronk, as well as leading jazz artists such as Rosemary Clooney, Ruby Braff, Johnny Frigo, Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen, and, of course, his father Bucky Pizzarelli.

He won a Grammy Award in the “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” category as co-producer of James Taylor’s American Standard in 2021, and has performed on America’s most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show, Conan, and Great Performances, as well as the talk shows of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Regis Philbin, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Join hosts Scott Samuelson and Eddie Dudek as The Bradstan Cabaret 2023 Series kicks off on May 28 at 7:00pm at the Eldred Preserve, 1040 State Route 55, Eldred. Arrive early to grab a cocktail at the Cabaret Bar before the show! Full bar, light bites plus desserts available. No drink minimum.

Tickets include access to the Bradstan meet-and-greet with the performer(s) and the opportunity to purchase autographed CDs. New this year: Save 10% on the entire cabaret series - that’s ALL 10 shows - when you buy a season ticket!

See ad page 19 for line-up.

For information, call 845-557-8316.

Music for Mother!

Josephine LouisePublic Library will host a Special Mother’s Day Concert at the newly opened Anita Vandermark Community Center

Hudson Pro Musica will present Three Separate Worlds, highlighting works by Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831), one of the most influential composers of the 18th century, and Sergei Taneyev, (1856-1915) a student and friend of Tchaikovsky.

The second half of the concert will offer familiar arrangements for string trios of popular and wellknown styles that will have you swaying in your seat!

The May 14 concert is at 2:00pm at the new Community Center, 97 Sherman Avenue, Walden. Free admission.

A reception follows, and every mother will receive a flower for Mother’s Day!

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Pizzarelli & Molaskey perform at the Eldred Preserve on May 28 at 7:00pm Piotr Kargul viola Rob Murphy violin E. Schoen-René cello

Wallkill River Center for the Arts: 15 Years of Art & Community

Unleash Your Inner Artist: 15 Years at the Wallkill River School, will be the featured exhibit at the Wallkill River Center for the Arts (WRCA). The exhibit will take a look back at and celebrate WRCA’s 15 years as an important and vibrant not-for-profit arts organization in the mid-Hudson Valley.

In curating the exhibit of photographs, artifacts, and articles throughout the history of the organization, current Executive Director, Sarah Fortner Pierson comments, “It is so interesting to revisit the early days. I’ve learned a lot about the history of the Wallkill River School that I didn’t know.”

Pierson, who was brought on in February of 2018 as successor to founding director, Shawn Dell Joyce, continues, “Our research underlines how dynamic the organization has always been. In its founding years the programs connected deeply and were very responsive to the needs of the community.”

With the change of the name to “Wallkill River Center for the Arts,” WRCA looks forward to expanding reach and programming in the region, with the conviction that it has a firm foundation upon which to grow.

In conjunction with the historical

retrospective, a second gallery will feature the exhibit BEGINNINGS: Works by Founding Artists. Artists who were involved in the earliest years have been invited to show more recent works. Pierson says, “Art isn’t static. It is constantly evolving and changing. We have invited our founding artists to illustrate that.”

At press time, artists exhibiting in Beginnings include William Noonan, Carrie Jacobsen, Clayton Buchanan, Dennis Fanton, George Hayes, Janet Campbell, Laura Martinez Bianco, Leslie Waxtel, Mary Evelyn (M.E.) Whitehill, Mary Mugele Sealfon, Michael Piotrowski, Nancy Reed Jones, Ginirose Sivilli, Marilyn Vanderpool and Shawn Dell Joyce

In conjunction with the 15th

THE PARTY: You’re Invited!

The Party is WRCA’s annual fundraiser. Staff and members of the board invite the public to take a victory lap with WRCA and celebrate the amazing organization from its roots in plein air painting and art exhibits to the recent exciting expansion into the performing arts.

“You, our supporters and members, have created this amazing center for culture and creativity in the Hudson Valley. Come raise a glass with us!,” invites Maureen Crush, Board Chair.

The entertainment component of the event has been enhanced this year, under the direction of WRCA inhouse coordinator of music events, Judi Silvano. The exciting line-up of performers includes, among others:

Vocalist Teri Roiger, known internationally for her interpretations of the great Billie Holiday’s songbook, including her own album, Ghost of a Chance - Shades of Lady Day

Guitarist Bruce Arnold, a versatile player in both contemporary classical and jazz styles and author of over 75 educational books on guitar techniques and music theory.

Bassist John Menegon, a composer and painter who has toured the world in the bands of such greats as Dewey Redman, David “Fathead” Newman, and

Additionally, there will be readings by local poets. Along with a meal and beverages, each guest will go home with an original work of art created and donated especially for the occasion by a WRCA artist.

The funds raised at The Party will support scholarships to summer and yearround art classes for area children; classes & programs for military veterans; and the very well-attended, free-of-charge, weekly Senior Citizen Drop-in sessions, among other WRCA programs.

Individual tickets for The Party on May 20, from 5:00pm-8:00pm, are $75. Discounts for pair & group purchases. Tickets can purchased online at: www. wallkillriverschool.com/event/the-party15th-anniversary, or call: 845-457-2787.

Anniversary shows, WRCA will also present its annual Legacy exhibit featuring the work of long-time member Louise E. McCutcheon (September 3, 1930August 15, 2022.)

Louise came to the Hudson Valley in 2004, where she became an active member of both the Middletown Art Group and Warwick Art League, as well as a signature member of the North East Watercolor Society. She began her involvement with the then nascent Wallkill River School as a core member of its mentoring group in 2007.

Vicki O’Neill, current organizer of

the Senior Citizen Dropin Workshop at WRCA, remembers her colleague Louise fondly: “Louise was an accomplished artist. Her watercolors were beautifully done. She was a good teacher, caring and generous, offering positive suggestions and help to her students. And she loved to go out for lunch after class.”

The exhibits will run from May 5 to June 25 with a reception on June 3, from 5:00pm-7:00pm

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Joe Lovano. “Tangled” by Leslie Waxtel “Painting at Phillies Bridge” by L. Waxtel along with materials for the “Unleash Your Inner Artist: 15 Years at the Wallkill River School” celebratory exhibition. “Winter Stream” M.E. Whitehill (1920-2012) Louise E. McCutcheon (1930-2022) Left to right: John Menegon, Teri Roiger, John Arnold, and Judi Silvano

Small Wonders Invade Highland Falls

Highlands Arts Alliance (HAA) has partnered with Gracie Market to bring the public a new exhibit, The Small Wonders Art Show. This special exhibition will feature smaller works created by HAA members including Jay LeRoy, Karen Parashkevov, Angelo Marcialis, Lauren Hollick as well as other area artists.

A great opportunity to discover and support local talent, the show will feature a collection of drawings, paintings, illustrations and photography on viewand for sale - in the café throughout the month of May.

Isaac Lee opened Gracie Market (located at 447 Main Street in Highland Falls) earlier this year. A New York City native, he

moved to the Town of Highlands and took over the storefront from his parents. His concept of a “café market flex”, the combination of café and market, is a New York City staple that has been growing in popularity in the Hudson Valley. Lee would also like to bring some of that vibrant New York City art scene “upstate” and has expressed interest in hosting other local creatives and artistic events.

The Small Wonders Art Show will be on view from May 1 to May 31 at Gracie Market, 447 Main Street, Highland Falls. Follow both HAA and Gracie Market on Instagram at @ highlandsartsalliance and @gracie.market.

Georgian Folk Music in Warwick

Georgia is a transcontinental country at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is part of the Caucasus region, bounded by the Black Sea to the west, Russia to the north and northeast, Turkey to the southwest, Armenia to the south, and by Azerbaijan to the southeast. The country has a population of 3.7 million people.

Dancing Crane is the oldest Georgian community center and repertory theater company in New York. The school offers master classes in traditional Georgian dance, music, and theater styles for students of all ages, and raises awareness of these traditions through world-class performances, while also addressing the needs of a growing Georgian immigrant community by offering educational programs for families and children, and providing a space for professional artists to practice and elevate their work.

The Amity Gallery is presenting an evening of song and dance by the Dancing Crane Georgian Theater Youth Ensemble. The seven-voice ensemble will perform Georgian traditional songs specially arranged by master Georgian

singer Tengiz Shautidze. The singers have worked with the Georgian musical theater class for more than ten years and have developed a sensitivity to the music and to each other that gives not only great pleasure but a nuanced performance that add to the inherent beauty of Georgian music. Special guests will be master dancers Tamar Tsivilashvili and Ilia Svianaidze and their students.

Georgian Folk Songs and Dances will be held at the Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick, on May 20 at 7:00pm

Visit www.amitygallery.org and www. dancingcrane.org for more information.

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Members of Dancing Crane will perform in Warwick’s Amity Gallery on May 20 at 7pm “Take My Picture” by Jay LeRoy
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Classical Concert at the newly opened Anita Vandermark Community Center Hudson Pro Musica in “Three Separate Worlds” featuring Piotr Kargul, viola; Rob Murphy, violin; & Erich Schoen-rene, cello. Reception to follow. Every mother will receive a flower for Mother’s Day!

Support the Arts: “Hudson Valley Gives” - A Little Bit Here, A Little Bit There!

Hudson Valley Gives is a one day event celebrating charitable giving across the Hudson Valley. The purpose of this day is to create a solid focal point of fundraising for over a hundred nonprofits from Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties. “Thanks to many sponsors, in-kind and cash prizes are awarded to participating organizations encouraging donors to give generously on May 17 to help their favorite cause raise more money,” said Elizabeth Rowley, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. Editor’s note: For those of you who are not in a position to donate large amounts to multiple organizations, one way in which to strengthen money coffers is by giving a small amount to as many organizations as you can.

For instance, if your budget dictates that you can donate only $200 for the arts, you can pick 10 organizations and give $20 to each. Or visit 10 organizations and give $50 each if your budget allows for $500.

Any amount helps. For those with smaller budgets, if 1,000 people give $5 or $10 to 10 groups it results in $5,000 or $10,000 per nonprofit. A budget of $500

A Trip to Italy

One of the most fascinating regions in central Italy are the hilltop towns. Montecelio is a very unique hill-town. Located approximately 25 kilometers northeast of Rome, the original infrastructure dates back to Medieval times. Throughout the centuries a castle, a fortress, and a church have been important structures in the town, representing ruling families and protection and peace through worship.

As an architect and a teacher, Andrew Warren has always been fascinated with history and longlasting architecture. He will present a detailed study of the history of town planning, a look at how the town developed over time, and how the town remains a vibrant, functional place.

Montecelio: The Architectural History of an Italian Hill Town: from medieval to modern construction will be held on May 16 at 10:30am at the Town of Newburgh Recreation Department Alice Desmond Center for Community Enrichment, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh. To register: 845-565-1326.

will increase that considerably.

The fund also welcomes donations May 1-31, BUT many of the arts organizations are competing for “incentive” prizes in various categories given for donations received specifically on May 17.

At press time, Orange & Sullivan Arts & Culture organizations include:

Chris Farlekas Legacy Fund:

Your donation will help this fund reach its goal to continue the work of beloved Times Herald-Record columnist and arts supporter, Chris Farlekas (1929-2015).

Besides enabling the arts to thrive via his thousands of articles and reviews, Farlekas was involved with veterans, domestic abuse victims, hunger, homelessness, and was an iconic mentor to thousands of students.

Wallkill River Center for the Arts:

The Wallkill Center for the Arts is a non-profit artists’ cooperative that runs an art school and fine art gallery, a summer arts camp for children, plein air workshops, festivals, the Arthur Patchett Music Series and other arts events.

The Center hopes donators can visit on May 17 due to the incentive programs.

Hurleyville Arts Centre:

A multi-arts hub dedicated to unifying communities and inspiring social

awareness through the power and magic of dance, film, music, and fine art. Led by an inter-generational and interracial staff, audiences and artists of all races, genders, generations, and physical abilities are welcome.

Nesin Cultural Arts:

NCA provides programs in music (choral, instrumental, vocal, small and large ensembles, composition), dance, visual arts and theatre for children and supports the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra

Newburgh Chorale:

“Although any donation will be gratefully accepted, donors are encouraged to make their donations online on May 17, so we can take advantage of any available incentives,” said Artistic Director Michael Saunders

New Rose Theatre Group:

Walden’s New Rose Theatre Group is a group of dedicated parents wanting to help support the performing arts and efforts of the Walden’s Hudson Valley Conservatory

Music For Humanity:

To date, MfH has given over $150,000 in music scholarships.

Safe Harbors of the Hudson: Safe Harbors of the Hudson includes

the Cornerstone Residence, the Lobby at the Ritz, the Ann Street Gallery, the outdoor Safe Harbors Green, a vital green space in the center of the community and the historic Ritz Theater, which Safe Harbors is committed to restoring into a large scale performance space for presentation, creation, and education.

Other local arts organizations include:

Music Institute of Sullivan & Ulster, Ellenville: Greenwood Lake Theater; Museum Village, Monroe; Parksville Arts Center, Bethel Woods, The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands and Time and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville.


To donate online on HVGives Day, May 17 from 12:01am to 11:59pm, visit www.hvgives.org. Click on the “Donate” button and then click the search bar in the upper right hand corner. Type in “arts”.

You can also donate beginning May 1 if you wish. To donate May 1-31, if more convenient, scroll down and click on “View All Participating Nonprofits”, click on “Select a Cause”, and then “Arts and Culture”.

A little bit here, a little bit there!

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Andrew Warren photo by J. Ferrara
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