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Orange, Pike & Sullivan Counties, Ellenville & Marlboro

November 2021

art • cinema • dance • festivals • holistic living • music • opera • poetry • theatre

From The Publisher... by Barry Plaxen Once again, we thank the wonderful friends, volunteers, advertisers and press/information submitters for helping to create this issue. We can’t publish and deliver without the help of the wonderful people in our arts and business communities. Vocabulary Lesson: elemental: related to or embodying the powers of nature. chthonic: concerning, belonging to, or inhabiting the underworld. Highlights of the Month: Orange County Arts Council’s “Night Song” Magical Gala in Middletown. A Virtual Talent Show running for a full week that includes the public voting for favorites. Welcome Back from the Pandemic: SUNY Sullivan’s Seelig Theatre, Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra’s full ensemble, Trestle, Inc., and the

outstanding, world-class American String Quartet. Kudos to: Jim Eigo, owner of Original Vinyl Records for doubling his space with the addition of a second store in the same mall in Warwick and naming the two locations “Side A” and “Side B”. In this issue: Classic cinema in Milford, Walden, Warwick. Live Theatre in Ellenville, Forestburgh, Goshen, Monroe, Loch Sheldrake, Warwick. Lectures in Dingmans Ferry, Monticello, Newburgh, Vails Gate, Warwick. Art exhibits in Beacon, Bethel, Callicoon, Campbell Hall, Chester, Cornwall, Goshen, Greenwood Lake, Huguenot, Hurleyville, Livingston Manor, Lords Valley, Milford, Montgomery, Narrowsburg, Newburgh, Port Jervis, Rock Tavern, Wurtsboro.

Photography exhibits in Bethel, Milford, Narrowsburg. Classical music in Honesdale, Hurleyville, Montgomery, Monticello, Newburgh. Jazz in Callicoon, Marlboro, Port Jervis. Art & Makers markets in Highland Falls, Greenville-Port Jervis, Warwick, Wurtsboro. Drum Circle in Sugar Loaf. Storytelling in Florida. Fairs and Festivals in Hurleyville, Newburgh, Pine Bush. Rock-Pop-Broadway music in Sugar Loaf. Country-Folk music in Campbell Hall, Warwick. Multi-genres music in Marlboro. Poetry readings in Campbell Hall, Montgomery, Newburgh. Book discussions in Chester, Florida, Walden, Warwick. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Al’s Music Shop, Port Jervis ���������������������16 Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh ��������������������7 Artery Gallery, Milford ���������������������������������6 Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor ���������7 Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan ��17 Continuum Gallery, Greenwood Lake �������13 Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Goshen �������������5 Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players �����6 Forestburgh Playhouse ����������������������������17 Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley ������7 Goshen Art League ������������������������������������3 Grand Montgomery Chamber Music ��������14 Highlands Art Alliance �������������������������������16

“Novara’s Crest Lake District” by Karen E. Gersch Artist’s statement: “That is the top of a mountain in Italy’s Lake Maggiore District in November of 2013. We were admiring the lake’s sunset. The colors were unreal and I was completely mesmerized!” See “Traveling Folk” story page 14 Holistic Healing Studio, Sugar Loaf ����������19 Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh �������������4 Howland Cultural Center, Beacon ������������14 Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre �����������15 Josephine-Louise Public Library, Walden �18 Love Local Maker Market, Warwick ����������16 Michael Piotrowski & David Munford ����������4 Milford Theater �������������������������������������������3 Museum Village, Monroe ����������������������������6 Neil Alexander, musician ��������������������������16 Nesin Cultural Arts ������������������������������������15 Newburgh Chamber Music �����������������������20 Orange County Arts Council ���������������������19 Original Vinyl Records, Warwick ��������16, 18 Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh �����������������15 River Valley Artists Guild ��������������������������16 Safe Harbors of The Hudson, Newburgh �15 Shadowland Stages, Ellenville �������������������3 Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill ����������������16 Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra ��������15 SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake �����������������5 Trestle, Inc ������������������������������������������������17 Upfront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis �������20 Wallkill River School ���������������������������13, 16 Weekend of Chamber Music ����������������������8 WJFF Radio Catskill ���������������������������������17 Wurtsboro Art Alliance ��������������������������4, 16

Intuitive Abstracts in Goshen

Milford’s Classic Film Series is Back

Goshen Art League and my own personal forms (GAL) is presenting a solo of symbolism to tell my show by member Holly stories through color and Rostkowski, Intuitive textures. A lot of my work Abstracts. comes from a place of Holly attended Tyler vulnerability.” School of Art in Ambler, Rostkowski senses that in PA, where she says she sharing her stories through was taught many things. her art, viewers who may “But one thing art school have also experienced “Metamorphosis” did not teach me was how similar feelings and acrylic & mixed media to paint intuitively,” says situations themselves can Rostkowski. relate to her experiences. “Over the last few “My artwork has years, through exploration allowed me the and experimentation, I opportunity to open have come to know the up and share, to be true meaning of creating vulnerable in ways that intuitively; when one words may not allow can create from within me.” based on what one feels Holly Rostkowski’s to be true even without “Halcyon Skies” - cold wax & oil series of colorful conscious reasoning.” abstracts, shown in frames of the artist’s Vaune Sherin, curator of the exhibit own making, can be seen at Griffith explains, “The unique works in this Olivero Realtors, 226 Main Street, show illustrate Holly’s intuitive painting Goshen, through the end of December. methods in evocative abstracts rendered GAL is also exhibiting its members’ in acrylic paint and mixed media, as show Winter Escape, October 30 well as oil paint mixed with cold wax through February at the Goshen Music medium.” Hall. See December CANVAS for more The artist continues, “I use mark making details and receptions.

“I’m about to make they were meant to be my debut at the newly seen, on a big screen! I’m refurbished Milford doing my usual intros and Theatre,” announced film post-pic discussions. We historian/author John open with Invasion of the DiLeo. “I’ll be doing a Body Snatchers (1956) on classic-film series, and I’m October 31 at 3:00pm.” thrilled at the prospect See Margaret O’Brien & Judy Garland See calendar page 9 for of seeing great films as in “Meet Me in St. Louis” on Nov. 28 details.

Shadowland: New Digs & A Play In Eleanor Burgess’ new play The Niceties, a black student visits her white professor during office hours to discuss her paper on the American Revolution. Summer Ainsworth But the polite review of her thesis soon explodes into a high-stakes debate over race, history, power, and revolution. And when it goes public, what’s been said can’t be unsaid, and both women face the consequences. Originally premiered at the Huntington Theatre, Boston, before transferring to Manhattan Theatre Club, this timely new play, directed by Jammie Patton, is the inaugural production at Shadowland Stages new black box theatre, The Studio at Shadowland Stages, located

at 14 Market Street, corner of Center Street in Ellenville. The Studio at Shadowland Stages was created out of a building donated by Kate Konigisor Hal & Joan Brill in 2011. “We’ve now been able to fully complete the project making it suitable for our own productions as well as sharing it with the community through reduced price rentals,” explained Managing Director Elena Holy. “It’s a fully-equipped black box space - unique to our area (outside of the facilities at local colleges and universities).” The Niceties runs through November 7. Vaccination IDs and masks required. For tickets, call the Box Office at 845647-5511 or visit

Enjoy the Art Show at Leo’s Cornwall location: “Black & White vs. Color” by Naomi Kennedy, through February, 2022

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“PRESSING STILL MATTERS” at Wurtsboro Art Alliance

The Longue Durée

David Munford and Michael the boundaries even more. Piotrowski, former Board Members of The medium allows me the Wurtsboro Art Alliance, continue to explore a theme, or their long relationship with the John idea, through a series of Neilson Gallery at 73 Sullivan Street iterations, which allows returning with another joint exhibition for more possibilities to of work, PRESSING STILL MATTERS, emerge.” reflecting their personal journeys. Piotrowski says, Since their 2017 joint exhibit “Printmakers traditionally Landscape, print collage by Michael Piotrowski PRESSING MATTERS, they continue make two primary studying and exploring types of prints, either theme of the landscape shows through printmaking forms, monotypes [one-of-a- in their printmaking work, sometimes learning new processes to kind images] or editions unexpectedly, in abstract ways. add to their “toolboxes”. [a limited number of Their mutual artistic interests and The results include exact duplicate images]. developing friendship over the years exciting new works I have combined these have led naturally to the formation of an in various scales and two methods, printing a exhibition partnership. Witnessing the layers. primary key image over growth in each other’s art, it was time to While still on similar an individual, sometimes collaborate, once again, on assembling paths, they apply different similar, color monotype, a new shared exhibit of their expanding approaches and processes resulting in a series bodies of work. in their work. Whether edition [same primary PRESSING STILL MATTERS is an working separately, or image with a variety of exhibition focusing on the images they occasionally together color backgrounds].” are creating since their 2017 joint exhibit Horizon in a print studio, they monotype by David Munford Two artists, while PRESSING MATTERS. are often pleasantly surprised by each retaining their landscape origins, continue The exhibit is on view November 5-21 other’s new works. to explore the realm of abstraction. (Fri. 2-6pm / Sat.& Sun. 12-4pm) at the “My art has always been about the Munford and Piotrowski met while Wurtsboro Art Alliance’s John Neilson landscape - whether in painting or plein air painting, establishing a Gallery, 73 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro. printmaking,” Munford says. “With foundation of visually interpreting the Masks are required. printmaking, I’m interested in pushing landscape in two dimensions. This central Visit

The third exhibition by the multi-disciplinary artists’ collective the International Society of Antiquaries (ISA), Tablets” The Longue Durée “Archeological by Elisa Pritzker presents works that coax the viewer to look back in order to look forward by combining art, archaeology, and anthropology. The ISA is “Prism Dust” by Olivia Baldwin a learned and interdisciplinary society established in 2018. The society convenes every so often to present exhibitions of the member artists’ current work, as well as public programs to further the scholarship of topics such as art/archaeology, thereby exploring essential aspects of humanity through various media. Artists are Olivia Baldwin, Jeffrey L. Benjamin, Kyle Cottier, Elisa Pritzker, and Greg Slick. On view through November 21, Saturdays & Sundays at Holland Tunnel Gallery, 46 Chambers Street, Newburgh.


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“Greater Tuna” in Goshen

Dean Knapp

Evelyn Albino

Carol MacAdam

Greater Tuna is the first in a series of four comedic plays about a radio station set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state. The series was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. The plays are at once an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes, but also a withering satire of same. Five exceptional actors from Cornerstone Theatre Arts portray 20

Joseph Gayton

Cynthia Topps

BJ Boothe

eccentric characters of both genders and various ages. Cornerstone Theatre Arts’ production features BJ Boothe, Joseph Gayton, Dean Knapp, Carol MacAdam and Cynthia Topps. “This play is hilarious! I am thrilled with the fun these performers are creating”, says Director Evelyn Albino. Greater Tuna runs from November 6-21 at Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main Street. To reserve tickets call 845-2944188 (and at the door).

“Blackdamp” by Bradley Diuguid The Disability Community is a historically marginalized community, and SUNY Sullivan is located in a county whose largest employer is the health care industry that serves people with disabilities. Playwright Bradley Melissa Smith, Beau Brennon Bradley Diuguid & Nick Lopez during rehearsal Diuguid is an adjunct professor of theater and education at befriends Dale, she inadvertently draws SUNY Sullivan and Marist College, as out Lauren’s anxieties and develops well as a program manager at the Hudson confusing feelings about Dale. When Valley Writing Project. He formerly the teenagers discover an abandoned served as the Executive Director of the mine, they also discover painful secrets CAS Arts Center in Livingston Manor. about Dale’s past, uncover visions of his Diuguid’s new play Blackdamp, father’s ghost, and yearn to escape the SUNY Sullivan’s second production in town that is smothering them. Blackdamp is directed by Nick their Disability/Disorder Season, allows the audience into the mind of a young Lopez and assistant directed by person on the autism spectrum who lives Brianna Worden, a founding member in generational poverty. This unique of New Visions Inclusive Performing perspective can help audiences to hear Arts Company, an emerging company the stories that will engender empathy composed of theater/film/poets/etc., that and understanding for a complicated have been a part of SUNY Sullivan’s Theater Program. experience in society. Blackdamp will play in person at the Blackdamp is a story about Lauren Hines who is a single mother struggling Seelig Theatre, 112 College Road, Loch to raise her autistic son, Dale, in Sheldrake, and will stream to YouTube a depressed Appalachian mining November 5-13. For info and links: town. When Kristy, a local teenager,

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Photography: New and Old at the ARTery Gallery, Milford

Barefoot in Monroe

The ARTery Gallery in Milford is excited to announce two special featured exhibits in November that are in cooperation with important local institutions: The Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) and Pike County Historical Society (PCHS). Both DHC Wildlife category winner: Photo by J. Alfred Myer on exhibit DHC Landscape category winner: exhibits highlight different photo by Kathleen Colligan at ARTery Gallery this November photo by Tina Tison aspects of the region photographer of note: J. Alfred Myer. and paper prints, platinum pictures (and through photography. Growing up in Cuddebackville, one of 14 cutting a dime in half and dissolving it in Throughout the summer of 2021, children, Alfred and his brothers worked chemicals) and Ding Dong pictures with the Conservancy held its 4th annual in a stone quarry on their property, a camera that had 4 lenses that were a juried photo contest, Confluence: Land, then loaded the flagstone on boats for little larger than 1-inch square. Water, Wildlife. The contest invited local transport on the nearby D&H Canal. At The PCHS will be loaning their photographers to capture striking nature 34, he married Emma Van Etten and in collection of reproductions of Myer’s photos from the Upper Delaware River 1885 they bought a plot of land in the photographs for this exhibit, all of which region in five categories: landscape, Boro of Milford. He put up a tent on his are portraits of local folk and visitors wildlife, macro, water, and a youth property on W. Harford Street, using it who came to stay at the resorts and enjoy category for photographers under 18. as a studio to start out his photography the natural treasures around Milford. In this 4th annual exhibit at the business. Both exhibits are on view from ARTery, the winning photos (amateur and Myer’s photographs reflect small- November 11 to December 6 with an professional) are framed and displayed town America via Milford in the decades opening reception on November 13 for the public to enjoy, while getting to surrounding the turn into the 20th from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the ARTery know about the DHC’s important work. century. He lived in Milford for over Gallery, 210 Broad Street, Milford. No Dull Days in Milford is an exhibit 40 years. The old-time processes he For information: 570-409-1234 or of historic photography by a local employed were tintypes, glass negatives visit

Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start. They are newlyweds. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker at a dinner Klynt Ramjattan and Sara Johnson. with their neighbor-in-the-attic, where everything that can go wrong does! Creative Theatre - Muddy Water Players presents Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park November 5-14 at The Playhouse at Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Monroe. Admission includes intermission dessert: apple pie, ice cream, iced tea, and coffee. Reservations required. For tickets: or call 845-294-9465. Proof of full COVID19 vaccination (valid card + ID) and facemasks are required.

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Ann Street: Black Renaissance Fest

CAS: Members’ Show & “Tiny House”

Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery, of the Hudson in 104 Ann Street, solidarity with the Newburgh, through Black Lives Matter November 20. movement presents The 2nd Black the 2nd Black Renaissance Festival Renaissance Festival, is sponsored by an exhibition of Ulster Savings visual arts amplifying Bank, Affinity and celebrating Black Health Plan, M&T Mixed Media by Auguster Williams Voices. Bank and National The exhibition will be on view at Endowment for the Arts.

Founded by Charles era as it renovates F. Beck in 1971, the the upper floor into Catskill Art Society dedicated performance had humble beginnings and exhibition spaces. in his Cooks Falls CAS Member Shows home. are presented annually CAS incorporated as to showcase artwork a nonprofit organization made by current CAS in 1972 and moved members. The 2021 to Hurleyville shortly Annual Members Show afterward to share will be held November the newly dedicated “Celestial Weave” by Colin Williams 6-December 18 at the Sullivan County Museum building with CAS Laundry King, 65 Main Street, the Sullivan County Historical Society. Livingston Manor. The reception is on When Beck passed away in 1974, the November 6, from 4:00pm-5:00pm. organization dedicated their art gallery Vaccination IDs and masks required. space to his memory. In addition, In 2007, CAS renovated a historic CAS’ own tiny building in Livingston Manor, built as town, a winter the Manor Theater cinema in 1929 and wonderland, showing movies through the 1970’s fills the before seeing various uses as a general windows at the store and auction house. 2007 saw the Laundry King grand opening of the CAS Arts Center, with unique and since then, CAS purchased the structures that building with the generous support of its were handmade enthusiastic membership. In 2012, one of by members of the community. the main galleries was named in memory Joy is in the air! CANVAS sends our of Cecily Fortescue, a longtime board warmest wishes and much, much love to member and beloved arts advocate. CAS Executive Director Sally Wright Now CAS looks forward to a new during her maternity leave.

Joan’s “Collections” in Lords Valley

Joan Polishook’s latest exhibit of works, Collections, offers a wide variety of themes. Painting in oil, the artist expresses her love of nature on paper and canvas, her fascination with rustic barns in the rural countryside, her amusing character portraits, and illustrated poetic works. Joan’s work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and on book covers. Most recently, her oil on paper, Woodland Scenes, a personal challenge project during the pandemic, was

exhibited at the Wayne County Arts Alliance. Joan’s work is regularly displayed at the Milford Branch of the Pike County Library, with collections of her work in private, corporate, organizational and museum venues in the United States and abroad. Collections runs at the Gallery at Chant Realtors, 631 Route 739, Lords Valley, from November 1 to December 27. An opening reception will be held on November 6, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. For more information: 570-775-7337.

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May I Have A Word With You...

“Elemental” = Fiery & Chthonic!

Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky AMAZONIAN WEALTH

Everyone’s kids are the greatest. “When my kid was 3 years old she knew the names of every prehistoric creature AND how to spell them!.” “Yeah, well in Little League, my Freddie threw a no hitter for 3 innings and they took him out only because he wanted to give the other kids a chance to pitch...he’s a saint.” Of course, with some parents, there’s no competing. Imagine that you’re playing bridge with Jacklyn Bezos...and one of her friends says, “My daughter, Serafina, graduated from Harvard with a double major; Floriculture and Diseases of the Yucatan Peninsula.” Now it’s Jacklyn Bezos’ turn. “Forbes named my Jeffrey the richest man in modern history and the first centibillionaire on Forbes Wealth Index.” (A centibillionaire is a person with a net worth of one hundred billion dollars.) In 2018 Bezos’ net worth of 150 billion dollars was enough to purchase the entire stock markets of Nigeria, Hungary, Egypt, Luxembourg and Iran combined. Not wealth related, but, of some


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possible interest; at the time of Jeffrey’s birth, his mother Jacklyn was 17 years old, his father, 19. JUST ONE MORE THING

In a last letter to her husband before what was to be her final flight, aviator Amelia Earhart wrote: “Please know that I am quite aware of the hazards. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.” Earhart’s last radio communiquê before her disappearance was: “S.H.A.Q.Q. calling Itasca. We must be on you, but cannot see you. Gas is running low.” 38 year old English Author Charlotte Bronte spoke her last words to her husband of 9 months. “Oh, I am not going to die, am I? He will not separate us, we have been so happy.” Bronte was the author of the acclaimed novel, Jane Eyre. CONTRADICTORY ADAGES

Silence is golden. Actions speak louder than words (But the squeaky wheel gets the grease). What will be will be (But, on the other hand, life is what you make it.)

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Nurit Pacht, violin

Mari Sato, violin

Kathryn Lockwood, viola Caroline Stinson, cello Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

career, she has Thanks to a special received commissions grant from the New from Lincoln Center York State Council for the Kronos Quartet, on the Arts, Weekend the BBC, the New of Chamber Music (WCM) is back with Füsun Köksal A. Waggoner Kaija Saariaho York Philharmonic, (b.1973) (b.1960) (b.1952) the Salzburg Music a program celebrating the season, with music that channels the Festival, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and the Finnish National Opera, power of the earth! Featuring works by Italian masters among others. In a 2019 composers’ poll baroque and modern, Antonio Vivaldi by BBC Music Magazine, Saariaho was and Luciano Berio; young Turkish ranked the greatest living composer. Casting the spell at The Cooperage composer Füsun Köksal; WCM CoArtistic Director Andrew Waggoner; Project, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale and the two great visionaries of Finnish on November 13 at 7:30pm will be music, Kaija Saariaho and Jan Sibelius, the beloved WCM quintet. Everyone this is an explosive program of chthonic on stage at the Cooperage has been power and fiery magic. vaccinated and will be mask-less while Füsun Köksal’s compositions have performing, but will don one when close been performed worldwide by notable to you before and after the program, and ensembles. Her oeuvre ranges from solo so please wear one too. Free masks will to orchestral works and is informed by be available at the door, along with hand the gestural and timbral concerns of e.g. sanitizer and distanced seating. For tickets: or Pierre Boulez and Luciano Berio. During the course of Kaija Saariaho’s phone 570-253-2020.

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“The Rules of the Game” �����������������Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Oct 29, 6pm FREE “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” intro by John DiLeo ��������� Milford Theater, Oct 31, 3pm “Where’d You Go Bernadette?” C. Blanchett, B. Crudup ����Wisner Library, Nov 1, 1pm FREE “Downtown Abbey” Maggie Smith, M.Goode Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 8, 1pm FREE “Casablanca” intro by John DiLeo ����������������������������������������� Milford Theater, Nov 14, 4pm “Here Today” Billy Crystal, T. Haddish �������Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 15, 1pm FREE “Soylent Green” Charlton Heston ��Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Nov 19, 6pm FREE “1917” Dean Charles Chapman ��������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 22, 1pm FREE “Meet Me in St. Louis” intro by John DiLeo ������������������������� Milford Theater, Nov 28, 3pm “Keep the Change” J. Walter, S. James �������Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 29, 1pm FREE

FAIRS & Festivals

First Fridays.................. ���������������������������� Main Street, Pine Bush, Fridays, 4pm-7pm FREE Newburgh Literary Festival ������������������������������������� Ritz Theatre Lobby, Oct 30, 11am-6pm Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit 2021 �Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, thru Nov 7 RVAG 2021 Annual Members Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair ���������������������������������������������� Greenville Resource Center, Port Jervis Nov 14, 11am-4pm Love Local Maker Market �������������������������Lewis Park, Warwick, Nov 26 & 27, 10am-4pm Holiday Artisan Market �������������� American Legion Hall, Highland Falls, Dec 4, 11am-4pm


Orange County Arts Council “Night Gala” ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� West Hills Country Club, Middletown, Nov 4, 6pm-10pm Port Jervis Warming Station Virtual Talent Show virtual-Four Seasons Chorale Facebook & virtual Four Seasons Chorale YouTube channel, Nov 5, Noon-Nov 12 Midnight Orange County Veterans Food Pantry Jim Kirk & Conviction” “The 80s” ������������������������ Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Nov 6, 8pm Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan “Hope in Bloom” ������������������������������������ Orange County Arboretum, Montgomery, Dec 2, 5pm & 6:30pm

Holistic living

Breath & Sound Meditation ���������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Tuesdays, 11am FREE Monthly Drum Circle w/Su Walenta ������ Holistic Healing Studio. Sugar Loaf, Nov 14, 6pm Crystal Skull Attunement Meditation & Sacred Healing Gong Bath w/Su Walenta ���������� Holistic Healing Studio, Sugar Loaf, Nov 28, 6pm

Music - pop, Folk, Country, Blues, rock, etc. sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill and Al’s Music Center, Port Jervis CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times

Carolina Story Americana, Jason Eady folk ������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 29, 7pm Robby Krieger Band rock ������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Oct 30, 7pm Sue Foley Trio blues ���������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 30, 7pm Marc Berger “Ride”, folk, country ����������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 31, 2pm The Balkun Brothers r&r ������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 5, 7pm Chris O’Leary Band �������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 6, 7pm Jim Kirk & Conviction” “The 80s” rock-pop-Bway �������������������������������������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Nov 6, 8pm Deadgrass & Friends Jerry Garcia ������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 11, 7pm Professor Louie & The Crowmatix w/ The Woodstock Horns ����The Falcon, Nov 12, 7pm Jimmy Webb �������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Nov 12, 8pm Ian Hendrickson-Smith Quintet funk, soul, jazz ��������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 13, 7pm Big Lazy blues, jazz, surf, rockabilly + Mamie Minch � The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 14, 7pm Willa Vincitore & Co. Bonnie Raitt tribute ������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 18, 7pm Hollis Brown Band Residency r&r ������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 19, 7pm Music for Humanity folk ������������������������������ Noble Coffee Roasters, Nov 20, 7:30pm FREE Alpha Male Gorillas’ Thanksgiving Eve tradition ���� The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 24, 7pm Brian Mitchell & Friends funk, rocksteady, roots ������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 25, 7pm Scott Sharrard guitar ����������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 27, 7pm

Books: discussions / readings / Signings “Spooky Hudson Valley” by/w/Marianna Boncek ������������������������������������������������������������������ Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Oct 28, 6pm “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman ������������������ Florida Library, Nov 5, 1pm “The Ride of Her Life” by Elizabeth Letts ��������������������������� Chester Library, Nov 8, 6:30pm “The Ugly Cry: A Memoir” by/w/Danielle Henderson ���Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 14, 2pm “Pieces Falling: Navigating 9/11 With Faith, Family, And The FDNY” ����������������������������� by/w/Ann Van Hine, Chester Library, Nov 15, 6;30pm “A Star For Mrs. Blake” by April Smith �����������������������������������Florida Library, Nov 17, 6:30pm Novel Reads book discussion ������������ Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Nov 18, 6:30 p.m. Native Studies: Book Signing w/Edward J. Lenik ������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 20, 2pm

Music - Classical

Weekend of Chamber Music “Elemental” �� The Cooperage Project, Honesdale, Nov 13, 7:30pm American String Quartet & Tom Sleigh poet, Newburgh Chamber Music �������������������������� St. George’s Church, Newburgh, Nov 14, 3pm Shelest Piano Duo Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series ��������������������������������������������� Montgomery Senior Center, Nov 21, 3pm FREE

Music - Holiday

Jimmy Sturr Presents “The Magic of Christmas” Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Dec 4, 3pm Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra “Holiday Family Concert” ���������������������������������������� Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, Dec 4, 6pm & St. John’s Episcopal Church, Monticello, Dec 5, 3pm

Music - jazz

Hal Galper Trio �����������������������������������������������������Rafters Tavern, Callicoon, Saturdays, 3pm Ricky Ford Quartet ����������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 7, 7pm Chris Parker Septet “groove-port” series UpFront Exhibition Center, Port Jervis, Nov 20, 7pm Charlie Hunter - Scott Amendola Duo �������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 20, 7pm Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Hero Trio �����������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 21, 7pm The Don Byron Quartet �������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 28, 7pm

Poetry Readings w/open mic

Arie Kishon ���������������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Nov 4, 7pm Poetry at the Karpeles host:Hayden Wayne ����Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Nov 6, 1pm FREE Poetry Night host:Hayden Wayne ����The Giving Tree Cafe, Newburgh, Nov 11, 7pm FREE Christopher P. Gazeent ���������������������������������� Java Blue Coffee, Montgomery, Nov 16, 6pm


Black Dirt Storytelling Guild Annual Tellabration �����Florida Library, Nov 14, 2pm FREE


“Rocky Horror Picture Show” w/dinner �����������������������������Forestburgh Tavern, thru Oct 30 “Detestable Arts” Greenwood Lake Theater ��������������������Lewis Park, Warwick, thru Oct 30 “The Niceties” by Eleanor Burgess ��� The Studio @ Shadowland Stages, Ellenville, thru Nov 7 “Blackdamp” by Bradley Diuguid �������������������������� SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Nov 5-13 “Barefoot in the Park” by Neil Simon, Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players ����������������������� Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe, Nov 5-14 “Greater Tuna” Cornerstone Theatre Arts ������������������������������Goshen Music Hall, Nov 6-21 “Handle With Care” ����������������������������������������������� Shadowland Stages, Ellenville, Dec 3-19 November 2021

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novemb ALHF ������������������������������������������������������������������������ American Legion Hall, Highland Falls ARBOR ���������������������������������������������������������������Orange County Arboretum, Montgomery COOP ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Cooperage Project, Honesdale CTMW Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players ������������������������� Museum Village, Monroe FAL ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro

FL ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Florida Library GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music ������������������������Montgomery Senior Center GOSH Cornerstone Theatre Arts ��������������������������������������������������������Goshen Music Hall GRC �������������������������������������������������������������������� Greenville Resource Center, Port Jervis HHS ����������������������������������������������������������������������������Holistic Healing Studio, Sugar Loaf



Please see the schedule for Art & Photography Exhibit Receptions, pg. 12





Cinema “Downtown Abbey” WISNER 1pm

15 Cinema “Here Today” WISNER 1pm

“Senasqua on the Hudson” by Naomi Kennedy on view in a solo show, “Black & White vs. Color” at Leo’s Restaurant, 23 Quaker Avenue, Cornwall thru February, 2022.


Music Thanksgiving Eve! Annual AMG Tradition FAL 7pm

Cinema “1917” WISNER 1pm

Cinema “Keep the Change” WISNER 1pm


Music - Jazz Beledo & His Friends w/ Pete Levin, Scott Petito, Kenny Grohowski FAL 7pm




Theatre - Play “Blackdamp” SUNYSULL 8pm


Poetry Christopher P. Gazeent Java Blue Coffee, Montgomery, 6pm

A Virtual Studio Visit w/ Auguster Williams November 18 at 5:00pm. Register at:

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Fair....................First Fridays Music - R&R..................The B Fundraiser....Orange County Arts Council “Night Gala”...WEST 6pm Theatre - Play.....................“Th Poetry....................................Arie Kishon.........................NOBL 7pm Theatre - Play......................“B Theatre - Play.....................“The Niceties”.........SHADSTUDIO 8pm Theatre - Play...............“Baref Music - R&R..................The B

Cinema “Where’d You Go Bernadette?” WISNER 1pm


JLPL ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� LEWIS ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PAC ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� NCM Newburgh Chamber Music �������������������������������������������������� NOBL ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������


Theatre - Play.....................“G Poetry...............Poetry Night........Giving Tree Cafe, Newburgh, 7pm Music...Professor Louie & The Crow Music - Jerry Garcia.........Deadgrass & Friends.................FAL 7pm Theatre - Play......................“B Theatre - Play......................“Blackdamp”...............SUNYSULL 8pm Theatre - Play...............“Baref Theatre - Play...............“Barefoot in the Park”..............CTMW 8pm Music...................................Jim

18 Music.......Willa Vincitore & Co. Tribute to Bonnie Raitt...FAL 7pm

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Shown on right is Livingston Manor artist Kate Hyden painting her turkey-friends in her backyard!

2 Fundraiser...Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan..ARBOR 5pm & 6:30pm


Cinema.............................“So Theatre - Play.....................“G Music - R&R............Hollis Bro


Fair........................Love Loca Music - Funk-Rock-Roots......B


Theatre - Play...............“Hand

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���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Josephine-Louise Library, Walden ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Lewis Park, Warwick ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre �������������������������������������������������� St. George’s Church, Newburgh ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall


s.......Main Street, Pine Bush, 4pm-7pm Balkun Brothers......................FAL7pm he Niceties”.........SHADSTUDIO 8pm Blackdamp”...............SUNYSULL 8pm foot in the Park”..............CTMW 8pm Balkun Brothers.....................FAL 7pm

PT ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Paramount Theatre, Middletown RAFT �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon SCCO Sullivan Cty Chamber Orch ����������������������������� St. John’s Episcopal Church, Monticello SHAD ������������������������������������������������������������������������� Shadowland Stages, Main Stage, Ellenville SHADSTUDIO �����������������������������������������������������������������Studio @ Shadowland Stages, Ellenville



Poetry......Poetry at the Karpeles....Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm Theatre - Play.............“Barefoot in the Park”......CTMW 3pm & 8pm Theatre - Play.....................“Greater Tuna”......................GOSH 7pm Music.............................Chris O’Leary Band.......................FAL 7pm Music - Rock-Pop-B’way....Jim Kirk and Conviction......SLPAC 8pm Theatre - Play.....................“The Niceties”.........SHADSTUDIO 8pm Theatre - Play......................“Blackdamp”...............SUNYSULL 8pm


Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm Theatre - Play.....................“Greater Tuna”......................GOSH 7pm wmatix w/ The Woodstock Horns....FAL 7pm Music - Funk-Soul-Jazz..Ian Hendrickson-Smith Quintet...FAL 7pm Blackdamp”...............SUNYSULL 8pm Music - Classical........Weekend of Chamber Music...COOP 7:30pm foot in the Park”..............CTMW 8pm Theatre - Play......................“Blackdamp”...............SUNYSULL 8pm mmy Webb............Bethel Woods 8pm Theatre - Play...............“Barefoot in the Park”..............CTMW 8pm

Greater Tuna”.....................GOSH 7pm



SLPAC �������������������������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center SUNYSULL ������������������������������������������������SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake UpF ��������������������������������������������������UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis WEST ������������������������������������������������West Hills Country Club, Middletown WISNER ������������������������������������������������������Albert Wisner Library, Warwick


Theatre - Play.....................“The Niceties”.........SHADSTUDIO 2pm Theatre - Play.....................“Greater Tuna”.....................GOSH 2pm Theatre - Play......................“Blackdamp”...............SUNYSULL 2pm Theatre - Play...............“Barefoot in the Park”..............CTMW 3pm Music - Jazz....................Ricky Ford Quartet......................FAL 7pm

14 Fair...RVAG Members Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair..GRC 11am-4pm Storytelling.....Black Dirt Storytelling Guild Tellabration.....FL 2pm Theatre - Play.....................“Greater Tuna”.....................GOSH 2pm Theatre - Play...............“Barefoot in the Park”..............CTMW 3pm Music - Classical...American String Quartet & Tom Sleigh..NCM 3pm Cinema...........................“Casablanca”..............Milford Theatre 4pm Holistic.........................Monthly Drum Circle.....................HHS 6pm Music - Blues-Jazz.....Big Lazy, Mamie Minch....................FAL 7pm


Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm oylent Green”.......................JLPL 6pm Theatre - Play.....................“Greater Tuna”......................GOSH 7pm Theatre - Play.....................“Greater Tuna”.....................GOSH 2pm Greater Tuna”.....................GOSH 7pm Music - Jazz.....................Chris Parker Septet....................UpF 7pm Music - Classical................Shelest Piano Duo...................GMCM 3pm own Band Residency...........FAL 7pm Music - Jazz.......Charlie Hunter-Scott Amendola Duo.......FAL 7pm Music - Jazz-C. Parker.....Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Hero Trio....FAL 7pm Music - Folk......................Music for Humanity............NOBL 7:30pm



Fair........................Love Local Maker Market......LEWIS 10am-4pm Cinema......................“Meet Me in St. Louis”....Milford Theatre 3pm al Maker Market......LEWIS 10am-4pm Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm Holistic..Crystal Skull Meditation & Healing Gong Bath..HHS 6pm Brian Mitchell & Friends.......FAL 7pm Music............................Scott Sharrard guitar......................FAL 7pm Music - Jazz..............The Don Byron Quartet.....................FAL 7pm

dle With Care”....................SHAD 7pm



Fair.............................Holiday Artisan Market........ALHF 11am-4pm Theatre - Play...............“Handle With Care”.........SHAD 2pm & 7pm Theatre - Play...............“Handle With Care”....................SHAD 2pm Music - Holiday...Jimmy Sturr & The Magic of Christmas...PT 4pm Music - Holiday..Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra..SCCO 3pm Music - Holiday...Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra...HPAC 6pm

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

ART & Photography receptions

CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times.

Art exhibits

CAS-LK ��������������������������������������������� Catskill Art Society Laundry King, Livingston Manor DVAA ����������������������������������������������������������������Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg UUC ������������������������������������������������������� Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern WRS ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������Wallkill River School, Montgomery

Group Show �����������������������������������������������������������������������Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, ongoing Georgia Chambers paintings ������������������������� Georgia Chambers Studio, Callicoon, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints ���Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing Carolyn Duke pottery �����������������������������������Duke Pottery, Lake Tennanah, Roscoe, ongoing Inscribed Tibetan Prayer Stones �� Tibetan & Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Jill Swersie “Red” ��������������������������������� Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, thru Oct 26 Warwick Drawing Group “The Figures Influence” ������������������������������������������������������������� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, thru Oct 26 “In the Mood: Art inspired by Music and the Soundscape of Daily Life” ������������������������� Goshen Art League, Goshen Music Hall, thru Oct 29 Goshen Art League “Sensory Delights: Artists Explore the Five Senses” ���������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, thru Oct 29 Mitchell Saler realistic oil landscape paintings �������������������UUC, Rock Tavern, thru Oct 31 Sarah McHugh “Lasting Impressions” ����������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, thru Oct 31 “Fall Spectacular!” group show ������������������������������������ Wurtsboro Art Alliance, thru Oct 31 Thierry Gourjon-Bieltvedt “Captivity” & Macyn Bolt “Slow Drift” �������DVAA thru Oct 31 6th Annual Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival Exhibit ���������������������������������WRS thru Oct 31 Mona Cliff & Margaret Jacobs “Celebrating and igniting creative change” ���������������������� 2nd Annual Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit Gallery 222, Hurleyville, thru Nov 7 Melanie Fisher & Iviva “Thread” thread, fabric, poetry ������������������������������������������������������� Continuum Fine Art and Photography, Greenwood Lake, thru Nov 7 Marie Liu, Randall FitzGerald + group show ��������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru Nov 8 “Traveling Folk: Worlds Explored” group show ������������������������������������������������������������������ Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, thru Nov 14 “Interiors” group show �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS thru Nov 14 Terrain Biennial Newburgh “Keep in Touch” ���� outdoor Newburgh locations, thru Nov 15 Black Renaissance Festival group show �����������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Nov 20 “The Longue Durée” The International Society of Antiquaries, group show ���������������������� Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, thru Nov 21 Late Fall Art Show group show ��������������UpFront Exhibition Center, Port Jervis, thru Nov 28 River Valley Artists Guild Art About Town: “Autumn Spectacular!” ��������������������������������� Group Show Gio’s Gelato Café, Port Jervis, & Joan Kehlenbeck oils & pastels Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot, & Joe Petrosi color pencil drawings Mayor’s Office, Port Jervis City Hall, & Susan Miiller oils & prints Bon Secours Hospital Cafeteria, Port Jervis, thru Nov 30 “Lights, Color, Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco” ������� Museum at Bethel Woods, thru Dec 31 Catharine De Maio “Fall” paintings �������������������� Rustic Wheelhouse, Chester, thru Dec 31 4 Pastelists: Judy Byrne, Cathy Cahill, Lily Norton, Cathy Prager ����������������������������������� 2Alices Coffee Lounge, Newburgh, thru Feb 6 Naomi Kennedy “Black & White vs Color” ��������Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Feb


“Winter Escape” Goshen Art League, group show ������������� Goshen Music Hall, Oct 30-Feb Holly Rostkowski “Intuitive Abstracts” ��������Griffith Olivero Realtors, Goshen, Oct 30-Dec Joan Polishook “Collections” ����������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Nov 1-Dec 27 “Small Works” group show ������������������������������������������������������������������������ WRS Nov 5-Jan 2 Paola Bari “Painting Porcelain” ��������������������������������������������������������������� WRS Nov 5-Jan 2 Keith Gunderson “On The Town” ������������������������������������������������������������� WRS Nov 5-Jan 2 “a nouveau en plein air” group show ��������������������������Grit Gallery, Newburgh, Nov 5-Jan 8 Michael Piotrowski & David Munford “Pressing Still Matters” printmaking prints ���������� Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Nov 5-21 Catskill Art Society Members’ Annual Exhibit ������������������������������ CAS-LK Nov 6-Dec 18 “The Tiny House Project” �������������������������������������������������������������������� CAS-LK Nov 6-Jan 2 “People” group show �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS Nov19-Dec12 “Art in Sixes” group show ������������������������������������������������������������������ DVAA Nov 20-Dec 23 Holiday Group Show �����������������������������������������������Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Nov 27-Dec 19

Photography exhibits

Woodstock Memorabilia & Photos ������������������������Stray Cat White House, Bethel, ongoing “Along the Towpath: The D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898” ��� Wurtsboro Library Noah Kalina “Over Time” ����������������������������������������������������������������������CAS-LK thru Oct 31 Sandy Long “Impermanence” digital images, videos, poetry Narrowsburg Union, Oct 30-Nov 28 “Confluence: Land, Water, Wildlife” & J. Alfred Myer “No Dull Days in Milford” ����������������� ARTery, Milford, Nov 11-Dec 6 12

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Sandy Long “Impermanence” digital, videos, poetry �Narrowsburg Union, Oct 30, 6pm-8pm “a nouveau en plein air” group show ������������������������� Grit Gallery, Newburgh, Nov 5, TBA 4 Pastelists: Judy Byrne, Cathy Cahill, Lily Norton, Cathy Prager ����������������������������������� 2Alices Coffee Lounge, Newburgh, Nov 6, 2pm-4pm “The Tiny House Project” ������������������������������������������������������������ CAS-LK Nov 6, 4pm-5pm Catskill Art Society Members’ Annual Exhibit ������������������������� CAS-LK Nov 6, 4pm-5pm Joan Polishook “Collections” ����� Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Nov 6, 5pm-7pm “Confluence: Land, Water, Wildlife” & J. Alfred Myer “No Dull Days in Milford” ����������������� ARTery, Milford, Nov 13, 2pm-4pm “Small Works” group show. + Paola Bari & Keith Gunderson ���� WRS Nov 13, 5pm-7pm “Art in Sixes” group show ���������������������������������������������������������������������DVAA Nov 20, TBA Holiday Group Show ���������������������������������������� Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Nov 27, Noon-4pm

Children & Teens Calendar

JLPL �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Josephine-Louise Library, Walden PEEC ��������������������������������������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry


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Storytime with Miss Beth 2&1/2-5yrs ���������������������������������������������JLPL Tuesdays, 10:30am Toddler Time 18-36months ��Wisner Library, Warwick, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:15am Toddler Time 1-3yrs �����������������������������������������������������Chester Library, Wednesdays 9:30am Mother Goose 10-18months ������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Thursdays, 11;15am Storytime on the Lawn up to 5yrs ���� Ellenville Library, Wednesdays 10:30am, thru Nov 18 “Tail Waggin’ Tutor” w/Sadie ���������������������������������������������������������������JLPL Nov 1, 5:30pm “I Am ____.” by/w Craig Castrovinci, all ages ������������������������Florida Library, Nov 13, 2pm “When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree” gradesK-2 ������� Florida Lib., Nov 30, 4:15pm EntertainmenT & Recreation

Baby Rhyme Time 0-3yrs ������������������Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Oct 29, Nov 4, 10:30am Annual Halloween Party & Parade 2-7yrs �������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 30, 2:30pm “Magic! The Gathering Club” teens ����������������������������������������������������JLPL Nov 6 & Nov 20, 2pm Ecozone Discovery Room �����������������������������������PEEC Nov 7 & Nov 20 & Dec 4, 1pm-4pm

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sponsored by SUNY Orange and Town of Newburgh Desmond Center DCCE �������������������������������������������������������������Desmond Center for Community Enrichment JLPL ��������������������������������������������������������������������� Josephine-Louise Public Library, Walden MEEC ��������������������������������������� Mamakating Environmental Education Center, Wurtsboro PEEC ���������������������������������������Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry Lectures, Discussions, Talks & Walks are FREE unless otherwise noted: (FEE) (Events Not lncluded in Centerspread Calendar)

lectures - Discussions “Beware My Sting-The W.A.S.P.S.” Cynthia Topps �������������������� DCCE Oct 26, 10am FEE “Managing Stress & Anxiety” Diane Lang ������������������������������ DCCE Oct 27, 10:30am FEE “James Abbott McNeill Whistler (And it’s Not Just About his Mother)” �������������������������� Laura Nicholls DCCE Oct 27, 12:15pm FEE “Strange Tales in Stone” Steve Gale �������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 28, 6pm “Channeling Those Who Have Crossed Over” Psychic Cyndee ������������������������������������������� Zoom-Crawford Library, Monticello, Oct 28, 6pm Animal Tracking ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ PEEC Oct 30, 10am FEE “Harvesting and Growing Native Seeds” ���������������������������������������MEEC Oct 30, 1pm FEE Signs of Fall Hike ��������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Oct 30 & Nov 14, 1pm FEE “Embracing Shakespeare’s Sonnets” Ken Tschan ������������������������ DCCE Nov 2, 10am FEE “Brant’s Indian Raiders: The Opposition at the Battle of Minisink” Frank Salvati ���������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 3, 6:30pm “Understanding Disability in a Judgement Free Zone” Lee B. Karasik ������������������������������ Zoom-Crawford Library, Monticello, Nov 4, 6pm “West Side Story - A Retrospective” Ken Korn ������ Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 7, 2pm “Montecelio: the Architectural History of an Italian hill town Medieval construction - a “Sterling Mountain Railway” Doc Bayne �������������������������������������� DCCE Nov 9, 10am FEE “The House-Life Connection” Claudia Jacobs ���������������������������� DCCE Nov 10, 10am FEE “Beneath the Shadow of Wings, Untold Stories from Mitchell Field, Long Island, 1916-1961 � Paul Martin DCCE Nov 16, 10:30amFEE “The Poetry of Stanley Kunitz” Laurie Byro ��������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 17, 6pm Science Cafe “Poison turns into medicine: Arsenic antibiotics” Masafumi Yoshinaga ������ Temple Hill Tavern, Vails Gate, Nov 17, 7:30pm FEE “My Life as an Author, Stand-up Comedian, Actor” Hudson Cooper �������������������������������� Zoom-Crawford Library, Monticello., Nov 18, 6pm “History Matters - Black Wall Street: Tulsa 1921” Rev. Earl Miller ����������������������������������� Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh, Nov 21, 5pm For SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs Lectures �������������Nov 9, 17, 22 at 7pm, see ad page 5 Talks Auguster Williams virtual studio visit ������������������������, Nov 18, 5pm

Wallkill River School: “Painted Porcelain”, “On The Town”, & Small Works After the expansive and numerous works. Pierson remarks, “Paola’s work works presented at the Hudson Valley is exquisite. Each piece is lush in detail, Plein Air Festival 2021 exhibit in color and texture. They are small precious October, the Wallkill River School worlds unto themselves.” (WRS) returns to the more usual format Paola learned to love ceramics as a of individual shows in each of its three young girl in Italy, and traveled all over galleries. the world to learn different techniques. One solo exhibit titled, On the Town, “My paintings are whimsical and will feature oil paintings of cityscapes and my inspiration comes from what is towns by Keith Gunderson. Gunderson surrounding us in everyday life,” she studied drawing extensively in Chicago, states. Bari will adjudicate the third while working as a staff illustrator at the exhibit, a group show of original works Chicago Tribune. Then, in New York, he 8”x10” or smaller. studied at the National Academy of Art, “Small works are fascinating and The New York Academy, and the Art intimate due to their scale,” said Pierson. Students League, where he learned the “They require the viewer to physically mechanics of painting and most notably move closer to examine them and about the phenomena when displayed in of the light effect and the home, they are shadow. often surprising little “I love Keith’s treasures for visitors work,” says Sarah as they spend time in Fortner Pierson, the room. These works executive director of are small, glorious WRS. “Each piece moments of joy and employs light and contemplation. mood in a new way. A “Art makes a “Flamingos” by Paola Bari room full of his work wonderful, personal is always exciting.” gift and these works are small enough to In the adjacent gallery, Paola Bari will fit in any one’s home and the gallery can show a series of her painted porcelain arrange wrapping and shipping.

“Covid has depressed the art market along with the rest of the economy and many artists are not able to make the income they did previously. I hope the exhibit does well and spreads a little cheer for the artists and the collectors this season.” “Rainy Night” by Keith Gunderson The three exhibits will be on view November 5 to January 2. 232 Ward Street, Montgomery. The reception will be held on November For more information, visit: www. 13, from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the WRS, or call 845-457-2787.

“Thread” in Greenwood Lake Continuum Fine Art and Photography welcomes artists Melanie Fischer and Iviva Olenick in a two-person show entitled, Work by Melanie Fischer Thread. Aptly named, both artists push the boundaries of thread and fabric to reveal poetry and whimsy through recognizable imagery and words. This show is a

bright reminder to embrace laughter and connection. See it thru November 7 at Continuum, 97 Windermere Avenue., Work by Iviva Olenick Greenwood Lake. For information: 917-480-6983. For more info about the artists, visit:

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“Stirring Performances of Rare Repertory” in Montgomery Praised for their “stirring performances of rare repertory” (Fanfare), the husband and wife team of Anna and Dmitri Shelest traces its roots to Ukraine’s prestigious Kharkiv Special Music School. At their Carnegie Hall debut in February, 2018, the duo’s CD release of Ukrainian Rhapsody brought renewed international attention to the music of their homeland. Subsequently, that recording has been featured as the Album of the Week on radio stations throughout the U.S., including WCRB (Boston) and KUSC (Los Angeles). Having been classmates since middle school, the artists began performing together after their marriage in the U.S. Their inventive programs brought them to a broad array of venues from concert stages to state functions, and, in the words of Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, “realized diplomacy through music.” For the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series second concert of its 34th season, the duo will open and close the afternoon with two familiar works by Smetana (The Moldau) and Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue) arranged for two pianos. Rare works by Cécile Chaminade, Myroslav Skoryk and Kendall Durelle

Briggs will also be played. work with Spanish-Moorish, A not-so-rare name American Blues and French to some concert-goers, Can-Can influences. Cécile Chaminade’s first Kendall Durelle Briggs, experiments in composition an American composer of took place in very early days, classical music and music and in her eighth year she theorist, is a professor of played some of her music music theory, music history for Georges Bizet, who was Dmitri and Anna Shelest and analysis at the Juilliard much impressed School. He is a with her talents. recipient of the She gave her first Charles Ives Prize concert when she in composition. He was eighteen, and was first exposed from that time on her Bedrich Smetana Cécile Chaminade Myroslav Skoryk to music by his (1824-1884) (1857-1944) (1938-2020) work as a composer mother, a classical gained steadily in pianist, and later favor. She wrote studied the cello as mostly character well. He joined the pieces for piano, Juilliard’s faculty in and salon songs. 1994. K.D. Briggs George Gershwin Henry Levine Her Concertino, Op. Arranger and (b. 1959) (1898-1937) (1892-1951) 107, is an important Music Editor part of the flute repertoire. Henry Levine is known for his pianistic Myroslav Skoryk holds the title of arrangements of music by Schubert, People’s Artist of Ukraine and is one of Mendelssohn, Brahms, Khachaturian, his country’s outstanding composers. and many others, including Gershwin. His music contains idioms from diverse The concert is in the Montgomery sources including German, Welsh, Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street, on English, and Eastern European artistic November 21 at 3:00pm. Admission is traditions. The Shelests will perform a free. Please wear a mask.

“Traveling Folk”

“Afghan Refugees” by Viorel Florescu

Sixteen artists are exhibiting mixed media works in an exhibit entitled, Traveling Folk: Worlds Explored. “Experience a get-away to worlds and people you’ve never been to or known, seen through the eyes of 16 remarkable artists,” said curator Karen E. Gersch. Artists exhibiting include: Laura Martinez-Bianco, Patricia Collins Broun, Glen Datres, Gabrielle Dearborn, Viorel Florescu, Ruth Geneslaw, Karen Gersch, Ron Hershey, Reni Lorray, Linda Lynton, Barbara Masterson, Simon Narborough, Fran Sutherland, Trisha Wright, Marlene Wiedenbaum and Mia Wolff. The show can be viewed Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00pm-5:00pm through November 14 (closed Nov. 7) at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon. Masks required. Visit

“Art for Kids”

November 10 at 4:30pm All supplies provided by the library!

“Classic Movie Night”

November 19 at 6pm: “Soylent Green” This 1973 star-studded classic features Charleton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotton, & Brock Peters.

The Library will be closed Nov. 25 & 26.



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History Matters: 1921 Tulsa Massacre 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, an event in American history that many are only now becoming aware of. Over a two-day period from May 31 to June 1, 1921, African American residents of the Greenwood district, known as ‘Black Wall an actor, director, and an Street,’ in Tulsa, Oklahoma educator. were tortured, arrested and Miller’s connection to killed. Their homes and this event is also personal; businesses were burned his maternal grandfather, a to the ground, all because pastor at Atlanta, Georgia’s a teenage black male was Ebenezer Baptist Church, accused of assaulting a was sent to Tulsa with teenage white female. his family to help in the Safe Harbors of the rebuilding process. Hudson will feature Rev. The free presentation will Earl S. Miller and his be held in the Ritz Theater presentation HISTORY Rev. Earl S. Miller Lobby, 107 Broadway, MATTERS: Black Wall Street, Tulsa 1921. Rev. Miller will Newburgh, on November 21 at 5:00pm. explore the documented events of Black Please note: Covid-19 guidelines will be Wall Street’s re-building in the years followed. For information, contact June Henley, following, leading up to the present day. He brings to this presentation his Director of Programming at Safe Harbors expertise which spans over 40-years as of the Hudson at: 845-784-1110.

SCCO in Hurleyville & Monticello The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra’s (SCCO) mission is to serve the community and elevate the quality of life for all generations through artistic expression and cultural experiences; to inspire a viable renaissance; promoting a positive economic resurgence; supporting physical and emotional well-being by enhancing the cultural fabric of our community. Celebrate the winter holidays with Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra as it performs its second family concert of the season! “This will be our first return to large ensembles in two years and we will be celebrating with holiday staples from the 17th century to 20th century classic tunes,” explained Artistic Director Andrew Trombley. You will hear music by Corelli, Vivaldi, and songs including Silver Bells, and Sleigh Ride (but not the one you think!) SCCO’s Holiday Concert will be on December 4, 6:00pm at Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, and December 5, 3:00pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 15 St John Street, Monticello.

Tickets for the HPAC performance can be purchased at and at the door. Inquiries: 845-985-4722 Tickets for the St. John’s Episcopal Church performance can be purchased at or at the door. Questions: 845-798-9006. Capacity will remain limited and safety protocols will be followed as per CDC guidelines at both venues. Masks are required for all upcoming SCCO and NCA events. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged, however tickets are available at door until capacity is met. For info: marina@nesinculturalarts. org or call 845-798-9006. SCCO is a Nesin Cultural Arts supported project. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathleen Courtney Hochul and the NY State Legislature. Additional funding from M&T Bank Charitable Foundation.

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING This is just a really small piece of the local pie as far as holiday shopping goes, but here are a few of our favorites. See December issue for Part II.

THE GIFT OF MUSIC Original Vinyl Records at 315 Route 94, (#2 & 7) Warwick, is one of 1300 independent record stores participating in RSD Black Friday. Pick up justreleased, hot off the press vintage albums for your collection or as a holiday gift on a first-come-first-serve basis at the shop, November 26 from 9:00am-6:00pm. See ad page 8. Call 845-987-3131. Al’s Music Shop at 41 Fowler Street in Port Jervis specializes in unique, hard-to-find new and used musical instruments. Accordions and banjos of all types, trumpets, cornets, french horns and trombones to dulcimers, harps, harmonicas, guitars, mandolins, bouzoukis, ukuleles, violins, whistles, woodwind instruments, the list goes on. Gift certificates available, too. Save yourself the ebay fees and purchase items via their website instead: www.


Delaware & Hudson CANVAS See ad this page. Steve’s Music Center at 248 Rock hill Drive in Rock Hill is a full-service, independently owned store that offers new and used acoustic guitars, electric guitars, guitar effects, amps, bass guitars, drums, pro audio equipment, guitar pickups, school band instruments, and guitar accessories. Hours are Monday to Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm. See ad pg. 7 and visit Neil Alexander: With “more than 35 years of hardcore real-world experience in this business we call Music”, Neil teaches by video chat through Zoom, iChat, Skype or What’s App, from his electronic music studio in Newburgh. Subjects include piano technique, jazz harmony, studio operations, synthesizer programming, production, mixing, music technology and more. Visit and see ad pg. 3. THE GIFT OF ART Wallkill River School of Art: Awaken a new passion or an old one for your loved ones. The gift of art is one present

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that keeps on giving. You are giving an experience of creating, learning new skills, knowledge, laughter with kindred spirits, allowing someone to explore their limits in a nurturing environment, and so much more. WRS gift certificates are available for purchase online, by phone, and in person. All certificates come with a stylish purple envelope and allow you to specify who it is from. If the online certificates are a limiting amount for you, call or visit to set a custom amount. Gift certificates ordered online will be mailed to the shipping address entered at time of purchase. If you would like WRS to hold it at the desk, head to 232 Ward Street, Montgomery. For info: 845-457-2787. See ad pg 14. River Valley Artists Guild: Have your pick from drawings, graphics, mixed media, weavings and paintings in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and airbrush when RVAG has their annual Members Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair on November 14 from 11:00am-4:00pm at the Greenville Resource Center, 1539 US Highway 6 (Town of Greenville), Port Jervis. For info: 845-754-8232. Holiday Artisan Market: Highland Falls American Legion Auxiliary Post #633, in conjunction with Highlands

Arts Alliance, will be hosting a Holiday Artisan Market on December 4 from 11:00am to 4:00pm, at the American Legion Hall, 134 Old State Road. This market is a great opportunity to find unique gifts while supporting Hudson Valley creators and the American Legion Auxiliary. $5 admission includes light refreshments. Face masks are highly encouraged as this is an indoor event. See ad pg. 17. Love Local Maker Market: Come visit over 40 local artisan vendors at the Holiday Love Local Maker Market at Lewis Park in Warwick and find those perfect handmade holiday gifts for your loved ones on November 26 & 27 from 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission $3. Raindate: Nov. 28. See ad pg. 13. Wurtsboro Art Alliance: The WAA’s Holiday Show will feature a variety of handcrafted works, including jewelry, carved wood, ceramic, pottery, crochet/ knitted items, cards, and affordable acrylic, oil and watercolor works something for everyone in a variety of price ranges. Head on down to their John Neilson Gallery, 73 Sullivan St., and start checking items off on your holiday list! Saturday & Sunday, Noon-4:00pm, November 27 to December 19. See ad pg. 7.


Sheldon Soffer Memorial Arts Fund The Forestburgh Playhouse, in conjunction with friends of Sheldon thru Catskills Pride, has announced the creation of the Sheldon Soffer Memorial Arts Fund, to honor the memory and legacy of Sheldon Soffer, a longtime community member of Wayne and Sullivan counties and esteemed Arts Manager and mentor to generations of performers and arts professionals. Over his career, Soffer led the careers of artists including singers Elly Ameling, Robert Holl, Sarah Walker; conductors including Robert Spano, JoAnn Falletta, Margaret Hillis and David Alan Miller; musicians including the Empire Brass, and dance companies and choreographers including Pilobolus, MOMIZ, Twyla Tharp, Ballet West and Molissa Fenley. A passionate advocate of arts education and the LGBTQIA+ community, Soffer believed in the arts as an avenue for vital change and societal growth. With this in mind, the Fund will be utilized to provide arts education opportunities for LGBTQIA+ and Ally Youth in

Sullivan County. The Playhouse will diligently utilize and expand the Fund in conjunction with programming through the Forestburgh Playhouse Academy for Arts Education. To contribute to this worthy cause visit and click on the donate button. Mention in the comments that you wish to donate to the Forestburgh Playhouse c/o The Sheldon Soffer Memorial Fund. Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan Since 1999, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan has provided individuals and organizations with the opportunity to support the causes we all care about. Whatever your charitable goals are, CFOS provides the trusted administrative support and planned giving expertise you need to achieve them. Hope in Bloom: walk-through and view the holiday light display at the Orange County Arboretum, 211 Route 416, Montgomery. Hot holiday beverages

will be served and comfort foods will be available for purchase. Your participation will aid arts groups such as the Bill Perry Memorial Fund, Chester Historical Society, Chris Farlekas Legacy Fund, Goshen Art League, Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and The Highlands, Illuminate Goshen, Matamoras-Westfall Historical Society, Mt. Hope Historical Society, Museum Village, Neversink Valley Area Museum, Newburgh Chamber Music, Newburgh Chorale, Newburgh Illuminated, Orange County Arts Council, Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Sullivan Renaissance, Time and the Valleys Museum, and Wallkill River School, in addition to 300 other funds for scholarships, institutions and the betterment of communities. December 2: walks begin at 5:00pm & 6:30pm. Limited space. For info: 845769-9393. Please RSVP by November 5. Register at: Trestle, Inc. Trestle, Inc. was founded in 2003 by Reverend William Scafidi to address the neglected and vandalized railroad trestle along the Newburgh waterfront. A gorgeous mural was painted by local artist Garin Baker. Since then, Trestle

has led other impressive projects for the betterment of Newburgh, with successful events and memorable galas honoring everyone and everything Newburgh. Trestle wants to help support small and local businesses by offering a special reduced rate for the 2021-2022 bricks to be placed into the Newburgh Historic Brick Walkway at the Waterfront. Fill out the small business brick order form and save 20% per brick by visiting: See ad pg. 6 for info. WJFF Radio Catskill The new home of WJFF Radio Catskill is under construction. With the support of donors, listeners and volunteers, WJFF is building a modern broadcast facility in Liberty. The new studios will allow WJFF to fulfill their mission in many ways: Stateof-the-art digital studio equipment, improved sound quality, more locally produced news spotlighting the Catskills and northeast PA, and a dedicated community space for broadcast lectures, performances, community meeting and an outdoor community garden. Join their community of donors. Be recognized. Join listeners like you who support Radio Catskill’s Sound Future! Visit

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Original Vinyl Records Expands & Hosts RSD Black Friday Jim Eigo, owner of Original Vinyl Records (OVR) in Warwick has acquired the remaining inventory and amazing custom store fixtures from legendary Vintage Vinyl Records in Fords, NJ, which is shutting down after 42 whopping years. After nearly the same time in the record business, Eigo is expanding with a new shop, at the same location: Original Vinyl Records Side A is located at 314 Route 94 #7, Warwick, and the new store, Original Vinyl Records Side B, is at 314 Route 94 #2. OVR specializes in vinyl records, 45s, 78s, CDs, cassettes, 8-tracks, DVDs and vintage and contemporary audio equipment. Album inventory spans genres such as pop, nostalgia, oddball, lounge, space age bachelor pad, comedy, world music, kids, and related music books and memorabilia. “A day doesn’t goes by where I don’t hear or read about “the return of vinyl”. For me, vinyl never left. I’ve been listening to, buying and appreciating the superior audio quality that vinyl has my entire life,” states Eigo. A visit to the “Side B” store sounds like an experience in time travel as it features a large selection of vintage


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Rob Roth, owner of Vintage Vinyl Records and Jim Eigo, owner of Original Vinyl Records, take the stage for one last time at Roth’s Vintage Vinyl Records in NJ.

and contemporary audio equipment including turntables, receivers, complete stereo systems, cassette players and recorders, 8-track players, CD players, VCRs, DVD players, laser disc players and more. And, just in time for the holidays, Original Vinyl is one of 1300 independent record stores participating in a special event, RSD Black Friday on November 26 from 9:00am-6:00pm. Record Store Day (RSD) was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record

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Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica. Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday are different events. Why are the organizers of Record Store Day celebrating Black Friday? “Independently owned stores, especially record stores, are fantastic places to shop for gifts, and we see our RSD Black Friday efforts to promote brick-and-mortar indie record stores in the face of a shopping frenzy as part of our year-round mission to bring record stores in to the spotlight. RSD’s Black Friday subverts the model slightly and focuses on pieces of art in the form of limited special editions, with hopefully something for everyone. (And as a way for stores to entice people in to check out everything else they offer. Almost all of which makes a good present!)” - Sales are on a first-come-first-served basis, no pre-orders at Original Vinyl Records in Warwick during RSD Black Friday. Stay tuned for surprises, goody bags and more, by visiting www. The store is open everyday from Noon-5:00pm. For more information, call 845-987-3131.

“Soylent Green”

Charlton Heston & Edward G. Robinson

Soylent Green (1973) is an ecological dystopian thriller film directed by Richard Fleischer, and starring Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young and Edward G. Robinson in his final film role. The film combines the investigation into the murder of a wealthy businessman and a dystopian future of dying oceans and year-round humidity, due to the greenhouse effect, resulting in pollution, poverty, overpopulation, euthanasia and depleted resources. In 1973, it won the Nebula Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film. See it at the Josephine-Louise Public Library, 5 Scofield Street, Walden on November 19 at 6:00pm. Registration is required. Phone: 845778-7621.

Drum for Wellness in Sugar Loaf Did you know that drum circles boost energy, uplift spirits, bring spiritual and physical healing, and release negativity? A drum circle is a gathering of people in a circle playing drums and percussion instruments. Many kinds of hand drums and percussion instruments are used: congas, bongos, and doumbeks being among the most popular.

Holistic practitioner Su Walenta facilitates her Monthly Drum Circle on November 14 at 6:00pm. Children accompanied by guardian are FREE, (sliding scale - no one turned away for lack of funds), at the Holistic Healing Studio, 1371 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf. For information: 845-239-7205.

OCAC’s “Night Song” Magical Gala The Orange County Arts Council’s annual art affair is a magical immersive experience. Guests will wander through a mystical world of enchantment, created from ethereal dreams of the night, with drifting songs filling the air. In a safe, ventilated and heated outdoor ballroom, attendees will enter into an ethereal world of dreams as created by artist Ed Manner. Fantastical works of art and atmospheric music will fill the space, inviting guests to wander and become part of the experience. Songs of the night and performances are choreographed by Ralph M’Vore.

Refreshments, including wine and beer, will be served. A silent auction and raffle will add to the intrigue of the evening. This is also a free-form event; guests are welcome to explore and enjoy Night Song for as long as they please. Your support of Night Song ensures that the OCAC mission to create, connect and inspire artists will continue long into the future. So be a believer in dreams and reserve your space for the November 4, 6:00pm-10:00pm event at the West Hills Country Club, 121 Golf Links Road, Middletown. For information and to register:

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Opportunity Highlands Arts Alliance will have a Holiday Artisan Market on December 4, 11:00am-4:00pm, at the American Legion Hall, 134 Old State Rd., Highland Falls. Vendors can register at:

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Newburgh Chamber Music: American String Quartet & Poet Tom Sleigh The world class American String was published simultaneously by Quartet (ASQ) currently consists of Graywolf Press as a companion piece to violinists Peter Winograd and Laurie a collection of his poems, House of Fact, Carney, violist Daniel Avshalomov, and House of Ruin. cellist Wolfram Koessel. It was formed “We have been collaborating with 47 years ago when its author Tom Sleigh for original members were several years, with great students at The Juilliard pleasure,” exclaimed School. The ensemble violist Avshalomov. has performed in all “Not only a celebrated 50 states and around author-poet-playwrightthe world, on radio and essayist-reportertelevision. Its extensive teacher, Tom is discography includes wonderful company, numerous labels. and we enjoy the time Tom Sleigh is the we spend with him both author of more than on and off stage. ten books of poetry “Literally every time and the winner of we work with him one numerous prizes from of us says, “We could literary societies. His just listen to you read American String Quartet photo © Peter Schaaf work has been widely and skip the musical anthologized. His newest book, The interruptions.” To which he invariably King’s Touch was recently published by responds ‘I’d rather omit the readings and Graywolf Press. immerse myself in your music-making.’ During the last decade, he has worked “So we compromise and include both. as a journalist in Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, “Tom will read from several collections Kenya, Iraq, and Libya. In 2018 a book of his writings from conflict-areas, and of his essays on refugees in the Middle our responses will include works by East and Africa, The Land Between Two Bach, Shostakovich, Bartok, Barber, Rivers: Writing In An Age Of Refugees, Beethoven & Robert Sirota”, who from


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November 2021

2005-2012, was the President Admission is free for of Manhattan School of Music, Newburgh students with where he was also a member ID. Vaccinations (except of the School’s composition for medical exemptions) faculty.” and masks are required. St. The concert, sponsored by George’s is handicappedNewburgh Chamber Music accessible. Parking across the (NCM), is on November 14 street. Tom Sleigh at 3:00pm, in St. George’s Tickets are available Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. at the door, cash or check only. To It will be the quartet’s 11th appearance purchase tickets in advance, visit for NCM.

New Instrumentation for Chris Parker Pianist Chris clarinet), Tony Parker is a multiMarino (bass) and faceted performer Marko Marcinko and composer who (drums),” explained has written for Parker. “It’s a new everything from direction for me. small jazz groups and Chris Parker Luke Norris Tony Marino The tunes are all chamber ensembles to full symphony my originals that I’ve composed and orchestra. With a long list of original arranged for the above, somewhat works, he heads his own group that unusual instrumentation. On a 5-string offers a diverse line-up of Latin, funk violin, the C string enables us to have a lower string.” and straight-ahead jazz. The group performs on November 20 “The band is a great group of players that includes Doug Beavers (trombone), at 7:00pm for the groove port series at Luke Norris (alto and soprano saxes), UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Ben Sutin (five-string violin), Dave Avenue, Port Jervis. For further info, call Riekenberg (baritone sax & bass 845-754-1808. BYOB!

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