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CANVAS Delaware & Hudson May
by Barry Plaxen
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.
The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop for featuring Fallsburg students in a play, introducing new
Letters to the Editor
memorial poetry reading...all of these things - I want you to know that you have the most comprehensive roundup of local events and you are covering such a large region.
I could go on!
I am congratulating you on your excellent work and your excellent publication. You are amazing. Thank you for providing such a resource. I mark everything that I want to go to and then attend all of these events.
I appreciate your efforts and your publication very much.
- Sandra Kissam
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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.
- Luz Lopez, Warwick
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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: email@example.com
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Barry Plaxen & Chris Farlekas
Chris Farlekas and Julie Ziavras
Arthur Patchett (1929-2022)
The String Trio of New York
Paul Kane photo by V. Manzi
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
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
Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda & GrandviewAvenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Ave.), Middletown. “Ace of Space” by
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Von Oeson & Albino rehearsing
“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!
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
Mary Ann Madden
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
-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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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Members of the SCCO
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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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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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)
“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 email@example.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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Madness at the Horn
“Blue Hydrangeas” by Ginirose Sivilli “The Blue Canoe” by Marylyn Vanderpool
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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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
FAIRS & FestiVALS
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
“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
OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
- 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
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
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
Art Walk..............Cornwall Art
- Play “A Murder
- Play “Two
Warwick Valley Music The Slambovian
- Variety “Simply
“The Joy Luck Club”
United Methodist Church, 7pm
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
FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
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
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
- Play Reading “Central Park West”
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sponsored by Catskill Art Society, Wallkill River School, Goshen Art League & Wurtsboro Art Alliance
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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
NEW ART EXHIBITS
“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
“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
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 email@example.com or call her at 845-807-6656.
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