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CANVAS Your Free Arts, Entertainment and Buy Local Guide

Orange, Sullivan, Pike & Southern Ulster Counties

November 2022

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From The Publisher... by Barry Plaxen Once again, my heartfelt thanks goes out to Radio Catskill WJFF’s Tim Bruno and his Board of Directors for honoring local Sullivan media: myself, and my newspaper colleagues from Sullivan County Democrat, River Reporter, Shawangunk Journal and Manor Ink, along with Bold Gold Media, at a happy ceremony at Piccolo Paese in Liberty. The camaraderie present at the event solidified that the local media and the public all belong to the community as one incontrovertible entity. We are all here for each other.

Welcome back from the Pandemic: Sullivan County Chorus. Synchronicity of the Month: Major Art Center name changes: Wallkill River School is now Wallkill River Center for the Arts. Catskill Art Society is now Catskill Art Space. Highlights of the Month: Orange County Arts Council’s Gala in Rock Tavern, and Opera Center in Lake Huntington expands its scope with jazz/ funk/rock concerts and live theatre. In this issue: Dionne Warwick’s granddaughter sings in Montgomery. Write your name in Hieroglyphics in

Walden. A saxophone quartet in Milford, a doo-wop quartet in Middletown, and a Motown duo in Greenwood Lake. Poetry with jazz in Port Jervis. Plays by playwright Tom Dudzick in Ellenville and Goshen. Anne Frank in Monticello and King Tut in Walden. Liz Callaway sings in Eldred, and thespian/farmer Tannis Kowalchuk decomposes in Lake Huntington. Drag shows in Highland Lake and Montgomery, and drag brunch in Hurleyville. Eat your cranberries!


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Alice Desmond Ctr., Newburgh ����������9 Amity Gallery, Warwick ���������������������28 Artery Gallery, Milford �������������������������5 Athena LaTocha, artist ����������������������20 Barryville Area Arts Association ����������4 Bashakill Wetlands, Wurtsboro �����7, 21 Bethel Council of the Arts �����������������26 Bethel Woods �����������������������������������28 Bradstan Cabaret Series, Eldred ������19 Brigantine Goods Gallery, Jeffersonville 12 Catskill Art Space, Livingston Manor ��20 Chant Realtors Gallery, Lords Valley ���28 Chester Public Library ����������������������25 City Winery, Montgomery ��������������������4 Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Goshen �����9 Cragsmoor LIbrary ������������������������4, 14 Crawford Library, Monticello �������������11 Creative Theatre Muddy-Water Players ��22 Delaware Highlands Conservancy �����5 Delaware Valley Arts Alliance �����������24 Delaware Valley Opera Center �3, 8, 22 Edward Cohen, artist ������������������������28 Eldred Preserve ��������������������������������19 Falcon, Marlboro �������������������������������22 Farm Arts Collective, Damascus ������22 Gallery 222, Hurleyville ���������������������20

Community Arts: News, Views And Schedules Delaware & Hudson CANVAS 297 Stone Schoolhouse Road Bloomingburg, NY 12721 Publisher, Barry Plaxen barry@dhcanvas.com calendar@dhcanvas.com 845.733.4979 Editor, Sophia Krcic editor@dhcanvas.com ads@dhcanvas.com 845.666.0000 Email calendar submissions by the 15th of the prior month to calendar@dhcanvas.com Nothing in this publication may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Goshen Art League ���������������������������25 Goshen Music Hall �����������������������9, 25 Goshen Public Library ����������������������24 Grand Montgomery Chamber Music ���23 Greenwood Lake Public Library �11, 24 Highlands Art Alliance �����������������������11 Holland Tunnel, Newburgh ���������������11 HPAC, Hurleyville �����������������������������20 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival ������������ 7 Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra ����������������� 6 Josephine-Louise Library, Walden ��9, 17 Karen Rossen, artist �������������������������28 Kindred Spirits Arts, Milford ��������������18 Mamakating Environ. Edu. Center �12,21 Marjorie Morrow, artist ����������������������12 MISU & Music on Market, Ellenville ��10 Montgomery Senior Center ��������������23 NACL Theatre, Highland Lake ����17, 28 Narrowsburg Union ���������������������������26 Orange County Arts Council �������������27 Paramount Theatre, Middletown ���8, 18 Playhouse at Museum Village ����������22 Port Jervis Library �������������������������������4 River Rep Theatre ������������������������������8 River Valley Artists Guild ���������������4, 21 Rivoli Theatre, South Fallsburg ��������10 Shadowland Stages, Ellenville �����5, 26 SLPAC, Sugar Loaf �����������������������6, 20 Soulshine Market, Pine Bush �����������26 Sullivan County Chorus ��������������������17 Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop 10 SUNY Orange, Middletown �����������������7 SUNY Orange, Newburgh ������������������7 UpFront, Port Jervis ����������������6, 19, 21 Veterans’ Memorial Park, Wurtsboro ���25 VetRep Theatre, Cornwall �����������������12 Wallkill River Center for the Arts ���7, 21 Washingtonville After-School Art �������13 Wurtsboro Art Alliance ����������������������24

Band Concerts in Lake Huntington Collabonation Productions deep psychedelic is presenting a series of grooves with dynamic regional band concerts starting improvisational on October 29 at 6:00pm with techniques. The Collaboween Spooktacular ambitiously crafted featuring bands Consider the keyboard mastery, Source, Social Assassins, expressive saxophone The New Motif and The Lights Beneath, and the melodic (plus a costume soulful, exploratory guitar party and prize!), meld into a dynamic to be followed on fusion. Their intricate November 19 with funky bass and drums performances by render addictive grooves The Apollo Suns binding band and crowd and The New creating the “reciprocal Motif. boogie.” Born from the Friendsgiving! follows fusing of nine on November 26 Winnipeg based Six Fox Whiskey is: Brad Moreno, featuring the band Six guitar/vocals/keys; Tyler Davis, musicians, Apollo drums/vocals; Fox Whiskey, a jazzThomas Yannopoulos, Suns have created bass/vocals; Dan Felix, sax/vocals; funk-jam-rock quintet out a refreshing and and Chris Ballerini, guitar/vocals. of Boston. They play Junk innovative sound and live performance Jock music reminiscent of Steely Dan, combining instrumental, jazz, rock and Vulfpeck, the Dave Matthews Band, and psychedelic music. They were awarded Dopapod. “Instrumental Artist of the Year” at the Enjoy some hot music as the weather 2018 and 2020 Western Canadian Music cools down! November peformances are Awards. at 7:00pm at the Delaware Valley Opera The New Motif is an ever evolving Center, 6692 Route 52, Lake Huntington. eclectic jam funk band originally formed For tickets: delawarevalleyopera.com or on Cape Cod in 2017. Their music infuses at the door.

May I Have A Word With You

Monthly Quips, Quotes & Quiddities by Carol Pozefsky

KNOCK ON WOOD I had a superstitious mother who never bragged about my brother and me, fearing a sinister spirit known as The Evil Eye, might hear her boast and harm us in some way. Be that as it may, I do speak well of my two sons, often praising their high principles. A principle is a rule of conduct and ends with the letters P.L.E. The principal of a school, ends with the letters P.A.L. If you have trouble remembering the distinction, you might think of the school principal as your PAL. That memory assistant is known as a mnemonic device. SCUBA is a common mnemonic, helping us remember Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. SCUBA is also an acronym, an abbreviation formed from the first letters of a longer name or phrase. NASA is another well known acronym, It stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. For some reason I could never call to mind the name of English actor Albert Finney whom I greatly admire. “Didn’t he star in the movie The Gathering Storm, based on Winston Churchill’s memoirs?” my Godson asked. Yes,

he did. “Well, just remember Winnie, Finney?” (Churchill’s nickname is Winnie). That proved to be an effective mnemonic and ever after, retrieving Albert Finney’s name was as easy as pie. (a colloquial idiom and simile). THIS IS OUR PLAYROOM, NOT OUR BASEMENT! The euphemism is one of the most common of all literary devices. We substitute a gentler, more polite term for a word or phrase that may not be de rigueur or as comfortable. Instead of saying someone is cheap, we say they’re thrifty. We say a friend has passed away, more genteel than saying abruptly, dead. He’s not ignorant, he’s a late bloomer, she’s not large, she’s big-boned. Dysphemism is the opposite of euphemism, lesser known and commonly used in jest. It’s the substitution of unpleasant words for more stylish ones. Rather than asking the server for butter, you ask for ‘axle grease’. Rather than introducing your ‘loving husband’, you call him your ‘old man’. In place of ‘dear wife’, she’s your ‘ball and chain.’ So, rather than goodbye for now, hey, I’m outta here!

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En Plein Air Celebration in Port Jervis November at City Winery, Montgomery In the 1800s, Western art was dominated by a few salons and academies, and painting was taught according to tried and true formulas. But English painter John Constable had a radical idea: forget formulas, find the truth in nature, and trust your own vision. About the same time a “Artists Sketching in the White Mountains” group of painters outside by Winslow Homer (1868) Paris had a similar idea, and painting “en Barbizon, and Hudson River Schools. plein air” became all the rage. Although There will be a brief presentation by people had been painting outdoors since a local expert, Susan Miiller. Susan is a the caveman days, nobody had called it member of the River Valley Artists Guild painting “en plein air” before. Recently, and curates their Art About Town exhibit plein air painting has become so popular, series. An accomplished plein air painter, it’s been referred to as “the new golf”. Susan will focus on the Hudson River The En Plein Air Celebration is School and Northeast Pennsylvania sponsored by the River Valley Artists painters. Guild (see page 4) and the Barryville On display from now through Area Arts Association. The celebration November 26 are works by local plein air includes a free reception at the Port artists from the Plein Air on the Delaware Jervis Free Library Community Room paint-out event that took place recently in on November 12, from 1:00pm-4:00pm Port Jervis. The show includes work by that will include an exhibition that traces Robert Bradley, Jane Brennan, Mef the history of plein air painting through a Gannon, Gene Iovine, Susan Miiller, series of spectacular prints. The display and Janet Poppendieck. includes classic plein air scenes, as well For information about the celebration as examples from the Impressionist, or the exhibit, call 845-557-8713.

New York-born and Valley presents Lauren California-based polymath Monroe with Hall of Fame Lauren Monroe conducts drummer Rick Allen parallel careers as a gifted plus Cheyenne Elliott on singer-songwriter and a November 11 at 8:00pm. renowned mental-health Make your yuletide just a advocate. She approaches bit gayer with the beloved Ponder performs these intertwined roles with Danielle holiday tradition! HUNG on November 3 at 8pm. equal passion, her nuanced With Care, is a queer holiday understanding of human burlesque show produced behavior informing her by Big Gay Hudson Valley, music. now in its 10th season. The Singer-songwriter original, fully scripted show Cheyenne Elliott has had is a scintillating sleigh a series of R&B/soul hits ride of yuletide classics in her young career, and Rick Allen & Lauren Monroe featuring performances from recently embraced her love NYC cabaret artists with for country and Americana specialities ranging from music, as well. Born into a burlesque to dance, circus world of song, Cheyenne’s acts, drag, live singing and grandmother is five-time so much more! Grammy Award winner This show, on November Dionne Warwick and her 25 at 8:00pm, contains Cheyenne Elliot family includes the late adult language and themes. Whitney Houston. She has Attendees must be 16+. been collaborating with City Winery is located at 23 some of the best singerFactory Street, Montgomery. songwriters in Nashville, For information, call 845including Billy Ray Cyrus 424-0222. For tickets, visit and Eric Paslay. www.citywinery.com. City Winery Hudson Big Gay Hudson Valley See ad page 11.

Original Acrylics in Cornwall

Ryan Fulton was born and raised in Cornwall, and studied Fine Arts at SUNY New Paltz and Pratt Institute. Fulton’s passion for art began in grade school, and he is “continually inspired by the beauty of the Hudson Valley.” Over the years he has painted murals for local businesses and individual clients as well as health clinics. Hudson


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Valley Photography featured his Bear Mt. Bridge painting as “Photo of the Day”. Fulton’s Original Acrylics are being exhibited at the Cornwall Public Library, 395 Hudson Street, Cornwall, November 3 to December 29. A reception will be held on November 3, from 6:00pm-7:00pm. For information: 845-534-8282.

Delaware Highlands Conservancy & ARTery Gallery Unite Through summer 2022, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) held its fifth annual juried photo contest, Confluence: Land, Water, Wildlife. The contest invited local photographers to capture striking nature photos from the Upper Delaware River region in five categories: landscape, wildlife, macro, water, and the Van Scott Nature Reserve, plus a youth category for photographers under age 18. The winners are: Landscape: Laurie Lobbregt. Runners-up: Tracy Harris and Daniel Pilz. Wildlife: Peter Kolesar. Runners-up: Stephen Hansen and Jeffrey Sidle. Water: Roger Gottlieb. Runners-up: Sarah Hine and Stephen Hansen. Macro: William Brown. Runners-up: Lynda Asprinio and Kathe Williams. Van Scott Nature Reserve: Jeffrey Sidle. Runners-up: Claire Shickora and Sarah Hine. Youth: Anna Brown. Runners-up: Owen Doyle, Aidan Hague, Reilly Hague, Mckayleigh Lokuta, Giada Mancuso, and Kallista Straut. People’s Choice: Eileen Chorba and Conservancy Staff Pick: John Butler. The ARTery Gallery will host the Conservancy from November 10 to

point of our yearly exhibit December 5 in an exhibition schedule,” says Gallery featuring the winning photos Director, Marie Liu. “The alongside artwork created public is encouraged to by ARTery member-artists. visit the exhibit throughout The show will commence its month-long installation with a reception open to to enjoy the talent of these the public on November photographers, the awesome 12 from 2:00pm-4:00pm beauty that surrounds us at the ARTery Gallery, in the Delaware River 210 Broad Street, Milford. Valley, and learn about the The photographs are also Conservancy.” available for viewing on the The Conservancy works DHC’s Facebook page. landowners and The ARTery is owned Winning image in the Van with Scott Nature Reserve communities to protect and operated by successful category: by Jeffrey Sidle in and emerging artists and Beach Lake, Wayne County. the natural heritage and quality of life of the artisans from the triUpper Delaware River state area. They enjoy region. collaborating with and For information, presenting exhibits call 570-226-3164 / with other local 845-583-1010 or visit: organizations and are delawarehighlands.org. proud to exhibit these ARTery artistwinning photographs members’ artworks in each year. multiple genres are also “Meeting the on display through photographers and November. sharing their work For additional with visitors, who “Great Council Tree of Walpack NJ” by Marie Liu information about the thoroughly enjoy the beautiful images of our region, is a high ARTery Gallery, call 570-409-1234.

In the Continuum In the Continuum by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter dramatizes the devastating impact of AIDS on African and African-American women with two actresses portraying dozens of roles in this captivating story of parallel lives. Living worlds apart Kayla Bennett in South Central Los Angeles and Harare, Zimbabwe, two young women (portrayed by Kayla Bennett and Omolade Way) experience a kaleidoscopic weekend of darkly comic, life- Omolade Wey altering revelations. Directed by Jamie Patton, In the Continuum runs October 27 November 6 in The Studio at Shadowland Stages, 14 Market Street, Ellenville. Jamie Patton For tickets: www.shadowlandstages.org or phone 845-647-5511.


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“Winter Art Show” in Port Jervis Jennifer Rose expressionist multicultivates a streaming medium painting style. rhythm in her The Indian mythic work, Enchanting subject in his painting, Dreamscape. Tiger of Mysore, is Her use of gold paint portrayed in bold pulled with a palatte slashes of color. knife through a full Black and orange spectrum of colors define a calm tiger reveals an abstract city resting on the bottom of of lights as seen through “Echanting Dreamscape” by Jennifer Rose the canvas while clouds rain. The band of earth of spray paint release a tone below rises up to storm of conflict in the a shore before erupting background. into an explosion of For this work, Mark color. used oil stick in sharp Keith Helwig has strokes to carve out a been creating art all of king who is declaring his life in many styles. victory over a tiger. “Neighbors” by Keith Helwig His painting, Neighbors, See these works and depicting a mother bear more by the above artists and two cubs inhabiting during the opening reception a woodland clearing, has for Winter Art Show at natural details that make the UpFront Exhibition Space, work appear realistic. The 31 Jersey Avenue, Port subjects’ frontal pose make it Jervis, on November 20 seem as if they are observing from 1:00pm-6:00pm. the viewer as much as the The show is on display at viewer is observing them. UpFront from November 4 Mark Wright confronts December 31. viewers with a retro “Tiger of Mysore” by Mark Wright For info: 845-754-1808.


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Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra have over 117 recordings (5 Gold Records) and 18 Grammy Awards which puts them in the Top Ten list for All-Time Grammy Awards. At the time that Rock was reaching its crescendo, and in the era when Country was dazzling the nation, a strange phenomenon was taking place. In essence, this phenomenon was the rising popularity of Jimmy Sturr as the hottest musical attraction in the polka music field. The band constantly attracts crowds of screaming, adoring fans wherever their travels take them. The polka is NOT a Polish dance, as many have come to believe. The polka is originally a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout all of Europe and the Americas. It originated in the middle of the nineteenth century in German and Austrian influenced Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. The term polka possibly comes from the Czech word “půlka” (“half”), referring to the short half-steps featured in the dance. Today, Jimmy lives in the house he grew up in. His office is across the street from the high school he attended in

Florida. His hometown recently honored Jimmy by placing a Star of Fame in the walkway on Main Street. Downtown Florida also displays HOMETOWN OF POLKA KING JIMMY STURR signs at each entrance to the village. Jimmy and the orchestra have an extensive road schedule of 165 dates per year. They crisscross the country and make several international trips (and cruises) yearly. While on the road, they travel in Jimmy’s forty-five foot customized tour bus. But for one of their October gigs they will all commute from their respective homes on November 5, just up the road a piece, to Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center for a 3:00pm performance. Don’t miss it! Tickets: www.sugarloafpacny.com

Wallkill River School: Now Officially Wallkill River Center for the Arts! Wallkill River Center for the Arts (WRCA) has announced its November exhibits. Manny Ofori: Between Two Worlds, Jennie Duke: Streaming the Light, and Draperies, a group show. Born in Ghana, Emmanuel Ofori is a hybrid artist on a mission to create beauty from what Western culture has deemed undesirable. Ofori’s art is a cathartic exploration “All Eye” by Emmanuel Ofori of his personal journey and everyday experiences in both African and American culture. “As an immigrant I have always been aware of my otherness in the art world. Having two distinctive cultures that influence upbringing creates a unique perspective on what it is to be

“Rebozos Azules” by Katherine Gray is on display in the “Draperies” exhibition.

African in America,” says Ofori. By combining Africa motifs, symbols, fabrics and patterns with Western imagery and ideas in his furniture and multi-media paintings, Ofori illustrates the bridging of the gap between both worlds. The final product is reclaiming, redefining, and elevating, therefore asking “what is gallery-worthy art?” Manny explains, “I incorporate the aspects of Ghanaian culture that I will always love and remember with the American culture I have emerged into, using discarded or

wings, cheap materials that reflect the makeshift Birds; inventiveness of my childhood in flight and form. branches combination with techniques and ideas Trees; and leaves, developed in America.” rivers Ofori will adjudicate the accompanying clouds, group show of 15 works titled Drapery and ripples.” The artist concludes, that will exhibit in an adjacent gallery. “Landscape has Visit www.mannyofori.com. Jennie Duke is an artist making abstract always been a paintings that are figurative. She culls focal point because I believe Cezanne “Bashakill Serenity” by patterns from Janet Campbell is on was right: ‘the truth display nature and in the Hudson is in nature.’” uses them to Valley Plein Air Festival Jennie lives with exhibit, through Nov. 6. build shapes, her husband in an 1890 Quaker rectory in carry light, and Milton, and frequently sails the Hudson to make marks. River. Jennie works in Visit www.jennieduke.com. various media, Exhibit dates are November 11primarily painting, “Fraught Passage” by J. Duke January 22 at WRCA Patchett House, ceramics, and digital. She tends to work 232 Ward Street, Montgomery. The reception is on November 12 with these different media concurrently. She explains, “In my studio practice I am from 3:00pm-5:00pm. For info: 845-457-ARTS. currently exploring patterns from nature.

SUNY Orange: Talks, Art, Master Classes & More in Middletown & Newburgh Book Lecture Murder Inc., a lecture by author Michael Cannell discussing his book, A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc., will be given on November 3 at 7:00pm in the Rowley Center of Science and Engineering, 10 East Conkling Avenue. Middletown. Art Exhibit

Moodna Viaduct replica.

Photo by Renee Zernitsky.

Art for the Sake of Us All! is a large eclectic art show now on view in Orange Hall Gallery. By its definition, it encompasses a wide-range of styles and sizes, media and techniques, and purposes. Yet, the artworks fit comfortably into the same exhibit, a visual feast of creativity, offering the viewer a very wide range of visual art. Orange Hall Gallery makes it the ideal venue for the show which includes 115 works by 36 artists. A replica model of the Moodna Viaduct complete with

steam engine and coal car (tender) highlights the grand open center space while small to medium-sized works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel hang on accompanying movable walls. Reverse glass painted works are displayed in a nine-foot case and wooden and marble sculptures have highlighted places on pedestals. Abstract works using metals “Shandelee Evening” and wood add oil by Kate Hyden. a dimensional aspect while pen & ink and pencil drawings have their places. Etchings and monoprints, photographs and ceramics demonstrate still more the breadth and scope of visual art. The reception is on November 6 from 2:30pm-5:00pm. Music is another significant member of the arts family and best to complement visual arts. The superb musicians of the Chris Parker Trio will play during the reception. The show continues through December 18. Free parking is available in parking lot #1 which is adjacent to Orange Hall. GPS: 24 Grandview Ave, Middletown. Master Class Mary Cathryn Roth has painstakingly made precise reproductions utilizing early 1800’s techniques to recreate original historical works. The Historical Society of Early American Decoration, of which Roth is a member of the Central New York Chapter, focuses on

the preservation of this form of art. On November 9, from 5:00pm7:30pm, Roth offers the opportunity of learning the techniques and experiencing the use of the “Curtain Call” (2020) materials that by Mary Cathryn Roth. go into the works in her master class: Reverse Glass Painting & Gilding on Glass: Discussion, Demonstration and Design Your Own! Go to Orange Hall Gallery and see her demonstrate and explain reverse glass painting and the steps required for gold leaf etching. Then, try out what you have just learned in the form of a modern rendition. Materials are provided. However, bring a small box in which to transport your 4x6-inch glass panel home since the medium in painting is oil, a slow-drying substance. Master Class Landscape to Abstract, a master class by Michael Piotrowski involving a short video, an explanation of process, materials, discussion, demo and participation, titled, Printmaking: Press / Michael Piotrowski. No Press / Steamroller! Photo by Dion Ogust is on November 30, from 5:30pm-

8:00pm in Orange Hall Gallery. Both master classes are free and open to the public. Art Exhibit

“Olana Skies” by J. Reynolds

Having lived the greater part of her life in Newburgh with a relatively short stint upstate in Kinderhook and now residing in Cornwall, the Hudson River has always been present in landscape artist Judy Reynolds’ life. Her works in oil and pastels are pure beauty. She works en plein air as well as in her studio. Epiphany of Life is a solo show of paintings by Reynolds on view November 9 to January 6 in the Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall, First & Grand Streets, Newburgh. The reception, with art, music, and refreshments, is on November 13, from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Pianist Geoffrey Hamburg will play contemporary standards as well as his own compositions. Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets, GPS: 73 First St., Newburgh. For info, email cultural@ sunyorange.edu or 845-341-4891. More information can be found at: www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

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“Absolute Queen” at the Paramount

Experience the hyperrealistic sights and sounds of what a Queen concert was like in the early 1980s, filled with all the many hits, incredible vocals, stories about Queen and the songs, costume changes, and high energy sing-along songs that will lift you off your seat! Absolute Queen is an amazing realistic Queen show that replicates the songs and effects and music, note for note live. Lead Singer and Welshman Martyn Jenkins fronted the European Touring Queen show Night at the Opera for years in Europe, playing for The Queen Fan Club and performing for Brian May and Roger Taylor. The band has spent hundreds of hours in the studio and you will hear exact multiple harmonies live that you hear on the real Queen records but sung by Absolute Queen. Their attention to detail is astounding and you have to experience them performing Bohemian Rhapsody live to truly appreciate the incredible performance of this masterpiece song as Queen envisioned it. Do not miss this amazing tribute to one of the most iconic bands ever!

With the massive success of the Bohemian Rhapsody film breathing new life and notoriety into Queen’s music, Absolute Queen will perform every song from the film including Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Gaga, We Will Rock You, Under Pressure, Show Must Go On, Killer Queen and Don’t Stop Me Now, just to name a few. Plus many more deep cuts and hits like Best Friend, Keep Yourself Alive, We Are The Champions, Love Of My Life, Play The Game, Another One Bites the Dust and more! Absolute Queen will be at the historic Paramount Theatre, 17 South Street, Middletown on November 5 at 8:00pm. For additional information and tickets phone 845-346-4195 or visit: www. MiddletownParamount.com.

Heaps of Audience Participation

Heart-wrenching and hilarious, Every Brilliant Thing tells the story of a girl confronted with her mother’s depression, who, at age 7, begins writing a list of “every brilliant thing” that makes life worth living. Donna Jean Fogel This magical, uplifting show is “one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression - and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop.” (Guardian, UK). Written by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe, the play toured the UK before going on to hit runs in London and at the Barrow Street Theater in New York in 2015 (which was also filmed by HBO). With a soulful soundtrack and heaps of audience participation, the play “balances acuity and affability...with unobtrusive artistry... captivating...” (New York Times). The play is the first co-production between River Rep Theatre and Delaware Valley Opera, starring Donna Jean Fogel; directed by Arthur Aulisi. River Rep Theatre is dedicated to presenting the finest contemporary playwrights, innovative group-generated plays, and bold new adaptations of

classics. Donna Jean Fogel is an actor, director, deviser, and teacher. In NYC she has worked with The Barrow Group (her NYC artistic home), Circle Rep Lab, Arthur Aulisi Fourth Unity, Manhattan Theater Source, and Blue Light Theater Company. Arthur Aulisi is a theater artist whose home base was NYC for over 25 years. He has worked with companies such as Manhattan Theatre Club, Soho Rep, and Ensemble Studio Theater, and was selected by nytheatre.com as a “Person of the Year” for his contribution to independent theatre. Arthur has called Monticello home since 2017. He’s thrilled to finally be working “upstate”. Every Brilliant Thing runs from November 4-6 at the Delaware Valley Opera Center, 6692 NY-52, Lake Huntington. Tickets can be purchased at www.delawarevalleyopera.com River Rep Theatre is a communitysupported, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations are urgently needed and appreciated. www.riverrep.org.

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW in Leo’s Dining Room: Angelo Marcialis & Jeffrey Schwartz: November 8 to December 6


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Greetings to You, from Cornerstone! Tom Dudzick had his first play, Greetings! produced off-Broadway at the John Houseman Theatre, starring Darren McGavin. It is now a holiday favorite across John Redman Susan Mormile Dean Knapp the country. Dudzick went on to write a comedic semiautobiographical series of plays about growing up Catholic in Buffalo called Over the Tavern Steve Capps Evelyn Albino Trilogy, which has been Jillian Landsman one of the biggest grassroots successes religion, personal truth and the nature of in American regional theatre. Miracle on earthly reality. Cornerstone Theatre Arts Artistic South Division Street (see page 26) is the Director Evelyn Albino is proud to third in that series. “Greetings! is a wonderful, wacky look announce that Greetings! will be the at how cleverly a mixture of Christmas, second Tom Dudzick play to grace the Hanukkah, and New Age philosophy stage at the Goshen Music Hall, opening can - in the right hands - flick on the on November 5 and running for three weekends through November 20. electricity.” Los Angeles Times. Directed by Albino, the cast includes Dudzick’s five-character comedy is about a young man who brings home John Redman, Susan Mormile, Dean his Jewish atheist fiancé to meet his very Knapp, Jillian Landsman and Steve Catholic parents on Christmas Eve. With Capps. Admission is payable at the the inevitable family explosion comes an door, 223 Main Street, Goshen, cash and out-of-left-field miracle that propels the check only. Reservations required. Call 845-294-4188. family into a wild exploration of love,

Talks at Alice Desmond Center November 7, 10:30am

Dare to Teach: The Life & Legacy of Prudence Crandall (pictured above) with Carolyn Ivanoff tells the story of Prudence Crandall who began a school in Canterbury, CT in 1833 to educate Carolyn Ivanoff black girls. Crandall would be bullied, harassed, threatened, fined, jailed, and tried three times because she dared to teach. The school was victimized by the populace who contaminated the well and attempted arson. Ultimately the school was destroyed by rioters and closed. Connecticut and Canterbury recanted their positions and voted a pension to Prudence in old age, who would ultimately be honored and celebrated as the Connecticut State Heroine.

November 9, 10:30am The Last Great Road Trip, Alaska and the Yukon. Travel the last great road trip from Connecticut to Alaska with Carolyn Ivanoff, taking a virtual tour of the great North American continent. Along the way visit the great National Parks in the United States and Canada, drive the Alaskan Highway and the Golden Circle. View the wildlife along the way on the world’s greatest safari. November 16, 10:30am Stress is a normal part of life. Too much of it can wear us down both physically and emotionally. Family, finances and too many commitments during the holiday season are all common triggers. We can also feel the physical stress from the shopping, decorating and cooking. All of this can cause the holiday blues. In the presentation Dealing with Holiday Stress, instructor Diane Lang will discuss the different ways to manage stress including relaxation techniques. Lectures are at the Alice Desmond Center for Community Enrichment, Town of Newburgh Recreation Department, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh. To register: 845-565-1326. See pg. 16 for additional lectures.

Write Your Name in Hieroglyphics King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922 by excavators led by Howard Carter. As a result of the quantity and spectacular appearance of the burial goods, the tomb attracted a media frenzy and became the most famous find in the history of Egyptology. The discovery produced only limited evidence about the history of Tutankhamun’s reign and the Amarna Period that preceded it, but it provided insight into the material Howard Carter at King Tut’s tomb. culture of wealthy ancient Egyptians name and title of a monarch) as well as patterns of ancient to take home! tomb robbery. Commemorate the 100th The death of Carter’s Anniversary of one of the patron, the Earl of biggest events of the 20th Carnarvon, in the midst Century - the discovery of of the excavation process King Tut’s treasure-filled inspired speculation that the tomb! with Down the Nile tomb was cursed. presented by Eileen Stelljes, Learn the history behind a well-known Orange Howard Carter’s search, County storyteller and and if there really was a curse. Attendees will Orange County storyteller lecturer, at the Josephinepractice writing their Eileen Stelljes will present Louise Public Library, 5 “Down the Nile” at JLPL Scofield Street, Walden, on name in Hieroglyphics, then complete a cartouche (an oval or November 3 at 6:30pm. Free Admission. See ad page 10. oblong enclosing a group of Egyptian Phone: 845-778-7621. hieroglyphs, typically representing the November 2022

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Music on Market, Ellenville: “Gravity” An exploration of the inevitable experiences of life: love, loss, triumph, defeat, and transformation, Gravity (Marianne Osiel, Jennifer Maidman & Annie Whitehead - see photos) perform music that “invites us to celebrate being the beautiful walking works-in-progress that we all are.” Marianne Osiel is a songwriter/multiinstrumentalist from Santa Barbara, CA, whose songwriting voice evolved from her classical roots. She played oboe with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra for a decade while doing a plethora of recording sessions for other artists. She also sings, plays guitar, piano, and English horn, and has released three albums of original music. After moving to New York, she recorded and toured with the John Hall Band (Orleans), opening for Bo Diddley at the Bottom Line, and was guest solo artist with Nanci Griffith at the Blue Note. Jennifer Maidman is a platinum award winning multi-instrumentalist/ singer-songwriter/producer from London, England. A “complex musical creative” with a career stretching back

to the ‘70’s, she was a key member of the seminal Penguin Cafe Orchestra, and has recorded with artists such as Boy George, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Joan Armatrading, Gerry Rafferty and Mark Knopfler. Her solo album that was recorded in Woodstock, Dreamland (2018), is a riveting and inspirational personal musical journey. Born in Oldham, England (“the heart of brass band country”), trombonist/ composer/arranger Annie Whitehead has an international reputation. Her versatility and technical proficiency made her a most appreciated session musician and a reliable band member, providing horns for artists such as Eric Clapton, Doctor John, Elvis Costello, and Joe Jackson. Annie worked for years with the South African musical exile community in London during apartheid, and has released several solo albums. Rearranging Gravity, a concert, will take place on November 5 at 7:30pm for the Music Institute of Sullivan & Ulster’s (MISU) Music on Market concert series at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 40 Market Street, Ellenville.

Holiday Spirit in South Fallsburg The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (SCDW) is proud to partner with The Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County to present a timely, moving and entertaining radio show entitled Peter Filichia Adam’s Gifts by Peter Filichia. A prolific author, Filichia is the former New York-based theater critic for the Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark, and New Jersey’s television station News 12. He has also written the liner notes for many Broadway cast albums, and he claims to have seen 11,000 performances in the theater as of October 1, 2017. Adam’s Gifts is a story of a greedy man who learned the error of his ways to find out that wealth is not the most important thing in life. If that sounds a lot like the classic Scrooge story, that’s because it is! But, the twist here demonstrates the mission of The Literacy Volunteers! SCDW’s director is Harold Tighe, and the players include Heather Strauss, Crystal Tweed, Lourdesa Hunt, Tom Brennan, Shawn Bailey & Treyvon

Hayden. Grace Summa is the Tech Director. Please note that this is a benefit performance, and all proceeds go to The Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County (LVSC). Tickets are $10. Advance Harold Tighe in a 2009 Forestburgh sales at www. Playhouse production of “Inherit the Wind” myrivertickets. photo: Catskill Chronicle com. The mission of LVSC is to foster and enhance adult and family literacy through the efforts of a corps of trained volunteer tutors and paid teachers who assist adults functioning at the lowest literacy levels. There is a pressing need for LVSC’s services in Sullivan County, as about one in five members of the population lacks basic literacy skills. Further proficiency in English as a Second Language for those who desire it is a provided service free of charge. LVSC also offers GED classes. There will be only one performance of this show on November 5 at 7:30pm at the Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main Street, So. Fallsburg. For more information: www.scdw.net.

November Events Nov. 3 at 6:30pm: Comemorate the 100th Anniversary of one of the biggest events of the 20th Century - the discovery of King Tut’s treasure-filled tomb! Learn the history behind Howard Carter’s search, and if there really was a curse. Attendees will practice writing their name in Hieroglyphics, then complete a cartouche to take home! Nov. 17 at 6:30pm: “Evolution and Adaptation: How Birds Came to Be” with Bill Fiero. A slide and lecture presentation with our favorite ornithologist.

The Library will be closed: Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day Nov. 24 & 25: Thanksgiving

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Motown Show in Greenwood Lake

The Greenwood Lake Public Library will present musical duo, Deb De Lucca and Art Garner. De Lucca (pictured) and Garner will be performing Motown hits including tunes by The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, and many more! De Lucca is a singer/songwriter who

has been performing up and down the east coast since she was 17 years old. She is currently the vocal/piano teacher at The Vocal Studio in Clifton, NJ. Registration is required for this November 20, Noon concert at the Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road. Visit www.gwllibrary.org.

Hiding Anne Frank is the true story of Miep Gies who kept Anne Frank and her family alive for two years and found and saved Anne’s diary. Knighted by the Queen of Prudence the Netherlands, Miep also Wright Holmes won an Oscar for the movie based on her book, Anne Frank Remembered. She accepted it at the age of 100 years old. Prudence Wright Holmes is a solo performer based in New York City and has performed at many libraries in our

area. She has offered solo shows across the U.S. and Europe and has also been in four Broadway shows and ten movies, including Sister Act I and II. Miep Gies Her solo play about (1909-2010) Gies is presented via Zoom by Ethelbert B. Crawford Library, Monticello. Registration is required. Visit ebcpl.org and click on November 2022 Adult Calendar for the November 3, 6:00pm free virtual presentation. For information: 845-794-4660.

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Poetry & Extended Exhibit in Newburgh

Ron Horning and Richard Stull will grace the Holland Tunnel Gallery with an afternoon reading of their works, rounding out the Gallery’s 2022 season with reflections on life through the eyes of these two poets, surrounded by Ron Horning the Matter of Fact artwork of Thornton Willis & Bix Lye. Horning has published poems and translations in The New Yorker, Vanitas, Sal Mimeo and Blazing Stadium. His books of poems are To our amazement, Blind date, Two poems and a letter, and The Dante, the Tevere, the New Riviera. Stull’s poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, Sal Mimeo, Blazing

Stadium and The Traveler’s Vade Mecum, an anthology edited by Helen Klein Ross. He has been a resident at Yaddo and was awarded an Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant. His poems have been published in several Richard Stull limited, privately printed editions. These include A Walk with Jane, Drugged like Mirrors, and Canal. A wine and cheese reception will follow the poetry reading on November 6 at 3:00pm with a chance to speak with the poets while enjoying the exhibit which has been extended through November 13 at the Holland Tunnel Gallery, 46 Chambers Street, Newburgh. hollandtunnelgallery.com

Highland Falls Photographer’s Salon

the American Legion Hall, The Highlands Arts 134 Old State Road, Highland Alliance Photographers’ Falls. The agenda includes a Salon’s monthly gatherings focused topic-led discussion: connect fellow photographers HDR Photography, and then where together they share, the share and critique of critique and learn new photos, moderated by program techniques. founder and photographer The Salon offers monthly Karen Parashkevov. focused topic-led discussions, In photography and guest speakers, workshops Karen Parashkevov and photo walks. A yearly contributor videography, multi-exposure HDR photography exhibition offers an capture is a technique allowing to opportunity for members to showcase capture high dynamic range (HDR) their photographic work, and is currently images by taking and then combining planned for 2023. Agenda items are several different exposures of the same announced in advance on local media, subject matter. flyers and the website. Contact and fee information can be The salon will hold its next meeting on found at: www.highlandsartsalliance. November 5, from 11:00am-1:00pm at org/photographersalon November 2022

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Quality Time with Tots & Nature Mamakating Environmental Education Center (MEEC) has announced the start of MEEC’s new Nature Tots program for 2 to 4 year olds accompanied by an adult. This weekly class is designed to introduce children to the joys of nature at a young age, and cultivate a lifelong love of the natural world. During each class, toddlers and their caregiver will learn about nature through outdoor exploration, songs, stories, crafts and

other activities. Learn all about animals, plants, seasons and weather in a fun and hands-on way! The first 6-week session runs Wednesdays, November 2-14, from 10:00am-10:45am. Child must be 2 years of age to enroll. Kindly make other arrangements for siblings over 9 months. This is a special time for caregivers and toddlers. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Call 845-644-5014.

See & Hear Vets Being Irreverent! Witty and ludicrous! bringing talented veterans Endearing and irreverent! and world-class artists Good Evening’s satirical and performers together sketches will have you under one roof to create rolling in your seat (there compelling live theater are no aisles!). and events. Have you ever met a Vet Rep’s Staged complete stranger and yet Peter Cook & Dudley Moore Readings Series is held in carried on a 10-minute conversation as if a Parlor located on the first floor of an you both actually knew each other? Get 1890s-era home at 16 Quaker Avenue in an inside look of an audition for the part Cornwall, directly across the street from of Tarzan by a man with only one leg. DeCicco’s Grocery. Good Evening is by Peter Cook and Watch an interview with a shepherd who was a witness to the events of Jesus’ birth Dudley Moore, directed by Christopher Paul Meyer, and will be read Saturdays, but was not very impressed by it all. Founded in February 2021, VetRep is November 5 & 19 and December 3 & 10 a 501(c)3 non-profit theater dedicated to at 7:00pm. Pay What You Can.

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Ed Palermo Big Band ������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 29, 7pm Collaboween Spooktacular 3 Bands �������Delaware Valley Opera Center, Lake Huntington, Oct 29, 6pm The Hudson Valley Songbook folk ��� Unitarian Universalist Cong., Rock Tavern, Oct 29, 7:30pm Willa Vincitore & Co. “Tribute to Bonnie Raitt” ������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 3, 7pm Danielle Ponder w/Adam Falcon soul ��������������������� City Winery, Montgomery, Nov 3, 8pm Pierre Bensusan “From Paris to Marlboro!” ������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 4, 7pm Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra polka ������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Nov 5, 3pm Paper Sun “The Music of Traffic” �����������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 5, 7pm ”Rearranging Gravity” folk ������������ St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville, Nov 5, 7:30pm Fred Zepplin rock band ������������������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Nov 5, 8:30pm Absolute Queen ������������������������������������������������ Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Nov 5, 8pm Jim Messina ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Nov 5, 8pm A Tribute to Elvis ���������������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Nov 6, 6pm Valerie June ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Nov 6, 8pm Richard Lloyd’s TELEVISION punk, r&r, John McGrath roots, rock ���The Falcon, Nov 9, 7pm Ian Hatton & The Hudson7Severn ��������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 10, 7pm Stephen Clair, John John Brown ����������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 11, 7pm Lauren Monroe w/Rick Allen & Cheyenne Elliott ��������������������� City Winery, Nov 11, 8pm Sophie B. Hawkins & Paula Cole ������������ Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Nov 11, 8pm C Lanzbom, Vonnie Quinn Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead ������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 12, 7pm Blue Oyster Cult rock �������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Nov 12, 8pm Kurt Von Em blues, folk, funk ���������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 13, 2pm FREE Juma Sultan’s Aboriginal Music Society ����������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 17, 7pm KJ Denhert & The New York Unit folk, jazz ����������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 18, 7pm The Apollo Suns & New Motif ����Delaware Valley Opera Center, Lake Huntington, Nov 19, 7pm Jay Collins & The Midnight Ramble Horns ����������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 19, 7pm John Sheehan & Larry Amato ������ Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Nov 19, 7:30pm Sonny Bivins Manhattans w/Peaches & Herb �����Paramount Theater, Middletown, Nov 19, 8pm “Heart and Soul” Motown ���������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Nov 20, Noon, FREE Annual Thanksgiving Alpha Male Gorillas Tradition ��The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 23, 7pm Fantastic Cat folk, rock ���������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 25, 7pm Six Fox Whiskey “Friendsgiving!” �� Delaware Valley Opera Center, Lake Huntington, Nov 26, 7pm The Dark Horses: “Concert for George” Harrison �����The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 26, 7pm English Beat ska ������������������������������������������������������ City Winery, Montgomery, Nov 28, 8pm OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC

New Gallery in Jeffersonville CANVAS welcomes are inspired by many Justin H. Goodsteinsources - music, the Aue and his Brigantine contemporary political Goods Gallery (BGG) to climate, the natural Sullivan County. landscape. Brigantine Goods “My process Gallery will present its incorporates the frottage Inaugural Exhibition, technique. In relief and Maker’s Mark. The rubbings, I juxtapose exhibition features a patterns of fabricated selection of contemporary grids with organic work by abstract artist textures such as tree Marjorie Morrow. Her bark,” said Morrow. painting series Eightudes Reviewing the MoMA was shown at Denise / PS1 1977 exhibit Ten Bibro Fine Art, NYC, in Years, Ten Downtown, 2018. Her most recent “That Tree” by Marjorie Morrow then-Chief Art Critic work is making its debut at BGG in of the New York Times, John Russell Jeffersonville. stated: “There is an abstract painting by Morrow, born in Newark, OH, Marjorie Morrow that would give more graduated from Miami University, lasting pleasure than many a work with a Oxford, OH, where she majored in famous name behind it.” painting and printmaking. Additionally, Morrow has exhibited locally at the she studied under the guidance of Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, The internationally renowned artist Richard Nutshell, Domesticities, and Catskill Art Anuszkiewicz at the Blossom-Kent Art Space. Program, at Kent State University. The opening reception is on November Morrow’s paintings and prints 12, from 2:00pm-6:00pm at BGG, have been exhibited nationally and 4917 Route 52, Jeffersonville, and runs internationally since 1968. “My through January 31. paintings, while abstract, are gestural For information, call 617-417-8745 or interpretations of my ‘environment’ and email: brigantine.goods@gmail.com 12

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sponsored by Neil Alexander & NAIL, Newburgh Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.

The Parting Glass Band Celtic �����Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm Open Mic ������������������������������������������ Heartbeat Music Hall, Grahamsville, Wednesdays,7pm Open Mic ���������������������������������������������������������������� Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Sundays 3pm Open Mic ������������������������������������������������������������� Tango Cafe, Hurleyville, Nov 7 & 21, 7pm Oxford Station “Duo” ���������������������������The Rock Wall, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Nov 26, 7pm

Children & TEenS Calendar

sponsored by Music on Market, Ellenville and Nesin Cultural Arts, Monticello JLPL ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Josephine-Louise Library, Walden MEEC ����������������������������������������Mamakating Environmental Education Center, Wurtsboro PEEC ��������������������������������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry


Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.

Babytime toddlers ���������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Tuesdays, 9:30am Family Story Time ���������������������������������������Cornwall Library, Tuesdays 9:30am & 10:30am Storytime 1-5yrs ��������������������������������������������������������������Chester Library, Tuesdays, 10:30am Books and Beyond grades K-2 ������������������������������������������Florida Library, Tuesdays, 4:15pm Toddler Time ��������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Wednesdays, 10am Storytime in the Park outdoors ����� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Wednesdays, 10:30am Rhymetime infants & toddlers ���������������������������������������� Florida Library, Wednesdays, 10:30am Storytime 3-5yrs ������������������������������������������������������������������� Florida Library, Thursdays, 10:30am Readzza Readzza Book Group grades 5-8 ��������� Cornwall Library, Oct 27 & Nov 16, 4:30pm “Truman” by Jean Reidy, grades K-2 ����������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Nov 3, 4:20pm “Sadie, The Tail Waggin’ Tutor” Children (of all ages) read to Sadie the dog �������������������������� all ages, JLPL Nov 7, 5:30pm Read to Mocha the dog ������������������������������������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Nov 8,4pm “The Girls I’ve Been” by Tess Sharpe, grades 9-12 ������������ Cornwall Library, Nov 14, 6:30pm EntertainmenT & Recreation

Teen Time ��������������������������������������������������������������� Florida Library, Mondays, 2:30pm FREE Tween Club ������������������������������������������������������������ Florida Library, Tuesdays, 5:30pm, FREE Dungeons & Dragons teens ����������������������������������������������������� JLPL Nov 4 & 18, 5pm FREE “Magic! The Gathering Club”, teens ������������������������������������� JLPL Nov 5 & 19, 2pm FREE Wacky Science Adventures: Chemistry Edition all ages ���������������������� PEEC Nov 6, 10am Ecozone Discovery Room! �����������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Nov 6 & 19, 1pm Drop In Lego Club �������������������������������������������������������������� JLPL Nov 8 & 22, 3:30pm FREE Art Club ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� JLPL Nov 9, 4:30pm FREE Indigenous People of New York State 5 yrs & up �������������������� JLPL Nov 16, 4:30pm FREE

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Liz Callaway Pre-Cabaret Dinner available ����������������������������� Eldred Preserve, Nov 6, 8pm “Hug With Care: A Queer Holiday Burlesque Spectacular! ������������������������������������������������ City Winery, Montgomery, Nov 25, 8pm


“Rocky Horror Picture Show” w/guest Barry Bostwick �������������������������������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Oct 26, 8pm “Rosemary’s Baby” Mia Farrow, intro by John DiLeo ���������� Milford Theater, Oct 30, 4pm “The Midnight Sky” George Clooney ������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 31, 1pm FREE “Where the Crawdads Sing” ������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Nov 1, Noon FREE “Mildred Pierce” Joan Crawford ��������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 7, 1pm FREE “Mr. Jones” James Norton ����������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 14, 1pm FREE “The Ottoman Lieutenant” Ben Kingsley ����Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 21, 1pm FREE “Hampstead” Diane Keaton ��������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 28, 1pm FREE


Drag Brunch w/Pixel �������������������������� Tango Cafe, Hurleyville, Sep 11, 11:30am & 2:30pm Jeff Norris & John “Gemini” Lombardi �������������������������������� Eldred Preserve. Oct 30, 8pm Bobby Collins ���������������������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Nov 4, 8pm Andrew Dice Clay ����������������������������Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Nov 25 & 26, 8pm


“The Nutcracker” ��������������������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Dec 2-4

FAIRS & Festivals

October Psychic Fair ��������������� Crystal Connection, Wurtsboro, Oct 29 & 30, 11am-5:30pm Pine Bush First Fridays ������������������������������ Main Street, Pine Bush, Nov 4, 4pm-7pm FREE Second Saturday Maker Market & Street Fair ������Mountaindale, Nov 12, 11am-5pm FREE “Joy to Wurtsboro” �����������������������������������������Veterans Park, Wurtsboro, Nov 26, 2pm-5pm Holiday Artisan Market �������� Delizia’s Pizza & Kitchen, Highland Falls, Dec 3, 11am-3pm


Warwick Center for the Performing Arts Bingo �����������Kutz Camp, Warwick, Nov 4, 7pm NACL One-Woman Drag Show ������������������������������������� NACL, Highland Falls, Nov 5, 7pm Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County radio play �������������� Rivoli Theatre, Nov 5, 7:30pm Newburgh Free Library Back Door Books (sale) ������������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Montgomery Street Entrance, Nov 19, 10am-2pm Orange County Arts Council “Ignite: The Art Affair” gala �������������������������������������������������� UAP Foundry, Rock Tavern, Nov 19, 6pm

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Friday Fright Nights �����������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Oct 28, 6:30pm-11pm Haunted Theatre Tours ��������������������������������������� Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg, Oct 28 & 29 Wurtsboro HalloweenFest ����������������������������Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, Oct 29, Noon-3pm “Fright Night” Michael Worden � Town of Deerpark Museum, Huguenot, Oct 30, 3pm FREE Peace, Love and Pumpkins walking trail ������������ Bethel Woods, thru Oct 30, 6:30pm-10pm

HOLIDAY (some events not listed in centerspread)

25th Annual Holiday Party ������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Nov 19, 5pm FREE Peace, Love and Lights drive-thru �������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Nov 25-Jan 1 Holiday Market �������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Nov 26-27 FREE Holiday Pop-Up Art Show/Sale River Valley Artists Guild, ��������������������������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Nov 26-27 FREE Jimmy Sturr & Orchestra “Spirit of Christmas” �Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Dec 3, 3pm Holiday Blitz at the Ritz w/Santa & Frosty �������Ritz Theatre, Newburgh, Dec 3, 2pm-4pm FREE

Museums (events not listed in centerspread)

Behind the Scenes Tour, the Woodstock historic site ���� Bethel Woods, Mon-Wed, 12:30pm Behind the Scenes Tour & Escape Room Experience �����Bethel Woods, Wednesdays, 4pm Sensory-Friendly Museum Day ������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Oct 8

Music - Classical

Sullivan County Community Chorus �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Church of the Immaculate Conception, Woodbourne. Nov 5, 1pm Resurgam Quartet Kindred Spirits Arts ��������������Presbyterian Church, Milford, Nov 5, 7pm Herd-Petrova Duo Grand Montgomery Chamber Music ������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Senior Center, Nov 13, 3pm FREE

Music - jazz

Hal Galper Trio ���������������������������������������������������� Rafters Tavern, Callicoon, Saturdays, 3pm Jazz Coalition Series: Sarah Elizabeth Charles ������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 30, 7pm Jazz Coalition Series: Tim Berne & Gregg Belisle-Chi “Mars” ���The Falcon, Nov 6, 7pm Jazz Coalition Series: Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra The Falcon, Nov 13, 7pm “groove port music series” Michael Bisio (bass), Juma Sultan (percussion), �������������������� & Paul Harding (poet), UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Nov 19, 7pm

Jazz Coalition Series: Helen Sung “Temporality” ��������The Falcon, Marlboro, Nov 20, 7pm

Poetry Readings

Robert Milby Poetry at the Church, “Poems for Autumn and Halloween” �������������������������� Goshen Methodist Church, Oct 31, 7pm Howard Horowitz ����������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Nov 3. 7pm Ron Horning & Richard Stull ��������������������Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, Nov 9, 3pm Margaret Fox �����������������������������������Java Blue Coffee & Market, Montgomery, Nov 15, 6pm Robert Milby ������������������������������������������������������� Soulshine Market, Pine Bush, Nov 26, 3pm Donna Spector Poetry at the Church ����������������������Goshen Methodist Church, Nov 28, 7pm


Line Dancing “Kickin’ w/Kathy and Billy” ��������� City Winery, Montgomery, Mondays, 7pm Drum Circle ��������������������������������������������� Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh, Tuesdays, 6:30pm Tri-State Drum & Dance Drum Circle ������UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Nov 15, 7pm Trivia Night w/Arthur Aulisi ��������������������������� Tango Cafe, Hurleyville, Nov 17, 7pm FREE


“Fright Night” Michael Worden ��Town of Deerpark Museum, Huguenot, Oct 30, 3pm FREE Personal Storytelling Open Mic ��������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Nov 5, 10am FREE

Theatre - Musical & Variety

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” musical ������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Oct 28 & 29, 8pm Drag Brunch w/Pixel ���������������������������Tango Cafe, Hurleyville, Nov 13, 11:30am & 2:30pm “In The Heights” musical ����������� SUNY Sullivan, Seelig Theatre, Loch Sheldrake Dec 2-10 NCA Fall 2022 Showcase music, dance, theatre, visual Art ��������������������������������������������������� Nesin Theatre, Monticello, Dec 4, 12:30pm

Theatre - Play

“The 39 Steps” play reading ���������������������������������������Vet Rep Theatre, Cornwall, Oct 29, 7pm “In The Continuum” ��������������������������������������������� Studio@Shadowland Stages, Oct 27-Nov 6 “Hiding Anne Frank” ���������������������zoom-Crawford Library, Monticello, Nov 3, 6pm FREE “Every Brilliant Thing” River Rep Theatre �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Delaware Valley Opera Center, Lake Huntington, Nov 4-6 “Good Evening” play reading ��������������������������� Vet Rep Theatre, Cornwall, Nov 5 & 19, 7pm “Adam’s Gifts” radio play, Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop ���Rivoli Theatre, Nov 5, 7:30pm “Vanities” Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players ����������������������������������������������������������������� Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe, Nov 5-13 “Greetings!” Cornerstone Theatre Arts �����������������������������������Goshen Music Hall, Nov 5-20 “Decompostions” w/Tannis Kowalchuk ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Delaware Valley Opera Center, Lake Huntington, Nov 12, 7pm “Good Medicine” ���������������������������������������������������������� NACL, Highland Lake, Nov 19, 8pm “Miracle on South Division Street” �����������������������������������Shadowland, Ellenville, Dec 2-18

Books: Discussions / readings / Signings sponsored by Josephine-Louise Public Library, Walden

Books and Tea Discussion Group �������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Oct 18, 2:30pm “The Diamond Eye” by/w Kate Quinn ����������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 25, 7pm “The Family Upstairs” by Lisa Jewell ������������������� Leo’s Restaurant, Cornwall, Oct 26, 7pm “The Plot” by Jean Hanff Korelitz ����������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Oct 27, 7pm “Homer & Langley” by E.L. Doctorow ���������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Nov 2, 4pm “Write, Pray, Recover - a Journey to Spiritual Solutions through Wellness and Self-Care” ���� by/w/Wendy Blanchard, Goshen Library, Nov 3, 6:15pm “Murder, Inc” by/w/ Michael Cannell ������ SUNYO-Rowley Center, Middletown Nov 3, 7pm “Fortune Favors the Dead” by Stephen Spotswood. ������������������Florida Library, Nov 4, 1pm The Urantia Book Supper Club �������������������������� Lakeview House, Newburgh, Nov 13, 4pm “Back Over There” by Richard Rubin ��������������������������������Chester Library, Nov 14, 6:30pm Books and Tea Discussion ������������������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Nov 15, 2:30pm “A Lynching at Port Jervis - Race and Reckoning in the Gilded Age” ������������������������������� by/w/Philip Dray, Goshen Library, Nov 15, 6:30pm “The Kitchen Front” by Jennifer Ryan ������������������������������ Florida Library, Nov 17, 6:30pm “Stranger in the Woods” ���������������������������������������������������������� Liberty Library, Nov 22, 1pm

Kids: Fun, Creativity & Exploration! Do you have a creative child who loves art? They can develop their artistic skills and flex their creative muscles as they explore a variety of art practices from core drawing and composition to painting and sculpture techniques. The projects and materials will vary and incorporate media beyond what is typically available in an elementary school setting.

Washingtonville After School Art, Grades 1-4 with Nicole Asendorf, takes place from 5:00pm-6:30pm, on November 10, 17, & December 1 at Washingtonville Middle School, 38 W. Main Street. All materials are included. For info on additional classes for children held in Montgomery and Washingtonville, visit www.wallkill.art

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FAL �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music ��� Montgomery Senior Center BRAD Bradstan Cabaret Series ��������������������������������Eldred Preserve GOSH �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Goshen Music Hall CITY ������������������������������������City Winery Hudson Valley, Montgomery HOLL ������������������������������������������������������� Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh DVO ������������������������ Delaware Valley Opera Center, Lake Huntington HPAC �������������������������������������������������������Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre IMM ��������������������������� Church of the Immaculate Conception, Woodbourne



Cinema “The Midnight Sky” Wisner Library, 1pm Poetry Robert Milby Goshen United Methodist Church, 7pm



Cinema “Where the Crawdads Sing” Cornwall Library, Noon


Cinema “Mildred Pierce” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm


Oxford Station “Duo” will perform at The Rock Wall, 55 Academy Avenue, Cornwall-on-Hudson, on November 26, at 7:00pm

Recreation Drum Circle RITZ 6:30pm

Recreation Line Dancing City Winery, Montgomery 7pm


Cinema “Mr. Jones” Wisner Library, Warwick,1pm

Recreation Line Dancing City Winery, Montgomery 7pm


Cinema “The Ottoman Lieutenant” Wisner Library, Warwick,1pm

Recreation Line Dancing City Winery, Montgomery 7pm


Cinema “Hampstead” Wisner Library, Warwick,1pm Poetry Donna Spector Goshen United Methodist Church, 7pm


Music-Punk-Roots-Rock Richard Lloyd’s TELEVISION & John McGrath FAL 7pm


Poetry Margaret Fox Java Blue Coffee, Montgomery, 6pm Recreation Drum Circle RITZ 6:30pm & UpF, 7pm


Shown above: Work by John Singer Sargent. A two-part series on Zoom about John Singer Sargent, “Romance, Drama, & the Visual World” takes place on November 1 & 7, at 6:15pm. Separate registration is required for Parts 1 & 2. Visit cornwallpubliclibrary.org


Recreation Drum Circle RITZ 6:30pm

Dinner & Music Alpha Male Gorillas’ Thanksgiving Eve tradition FAL 7pm

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Theatre -Play......................“Va Theatre - Play...................“Gre Music...............Ian Hatton & The Hudson7Severn...................FAL 7pm Music.............Stephen Clair, J Music.................Sophie B. Ha Music....Lauren Monroe w/Ric

Recreation..........................Trivia Night.........................TANGO 7pm Music..........Juma Sultan’s Aboriginal Music Society.......FAL 7pm


Happy Thanksgiving!

Give thanks and eat your cranberries!

Liberty Museum & Arts Center

Recreation Drum Circle RITZ 6:30pm

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“Thankful” by Lucie Bilodeau

Line Dancing see above Music-Ska English Beat CITY 8pm


KZ ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Kutz Camp, Warwick LMAC ������������������������������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center MISU ����������������������������������������������� St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville MONTLIB �������������������������������������������������E.B. Crawford Library, Monticello MV ��������������������������������������������������� Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe NACL ��������������������������������������������������������������NACL Theatre, Highland Falls

Theatre - Play.............“Hiding Anne Frank”.....zoomMONTLIB 6pm Poetry.............................Howard Horowitz....................NOBLE 7pm Music - Bonnie Raitt.....Willa Vincitore & Co.......................FAL 7pm Music - Soul......... Danielle Ponder w/Adam Falcon........CITY 8pm Theatre - Play................“In the Continuum.........S@SHADOW 8pm

Recreation Drum Circle RITZ 6:30pm

Recreation Line Dancing City Winery, Montgomery 7pm



Music - Folk-Jazz......KJ Denh Theatre - Play....................“Gr


Music.............................Fanta Comedy......................Andrew Cabaret - Queer Burlesque.....


The 28th annual Liberty Harvest Festival was a success! Shown on the left, is poet Marilyn Laufer Dance............................“The N reading her work during the Festival. Theatre - Play....”Miracle on So Up Next: Theatre - Musical.............“In t The 25th annual Liberty Museum & Art Center’s “Holiday Party” takes place on November 19 at 5:00pm. The 3rd Annual “Gingerbread Experience” exhibition runs from November 19 to January 1.

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ESIN ��������������������������������������������������� Eugene D. Nesin Theatre, Monticello FL-MONT ����������������������Newburgh Free Library, Montgomery St. Entrance OBLE ������������������������������������������������ Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall ARA �������������������������������������������������������������Paramount Theater, Middletown RESBY Kindred Spirits Arts ��������������������������Presbyterian Church, Milford TZ ������������������������������������������������������������������Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh


rst Fridays........Main Street, 4pm-7pm enter for the Performing Arts..KZ 7pm Brilliant Thing”....................DVO 7pm bby Collins.......................SLPAC 8pm usan acoustic guitar............FAL 7pm rior Women”.................HPAC 7:30pm e Continuum.........S@SHADOW 8pm

anities”...................................MV 7pm eetings!”...........................GOSH 7pm John John Brown ................FAL 7pm awkins & Paula Cole........SLPAC 8pm ck Allen & Cheyenne Elliott...CITY 8pm

hert & The New York Unit.....FAL 7pm reetings!”..........................GOSH 7pm


RIV ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg SEELIG ���������������������������������������SUNY Sullivan, Seelig Theatre, Loch Sheldrake SLPAC ������������������������������������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center S@SHADOW ����������������������������������������� Studio @ Shadowland Stages, Ellenville SHADOW �������������������������������������������� MainStage, Shadowland Stages, Ellenville TANGO �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Tango Cafe, Hurleyville


Storytelling..Personal Storytelling Open Mic...Cornwall Library, 10am Music - Classical...Sullivan County Community Chorus...IMM 1pm Music - Jazz.........Hal Galper Trio.....Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm Music - Polka.........Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra.......SLPAC 3pm Fundraiser - Drag Comedy..........NACL: “Foolish”..........NACL 7pm Theatre - Play............“Every Brilliant Thing”....................DVO 7pm Theatre - Play......................“Vanities”..................................MV 7pm Theatre - Play....................“Greetings!”...........................GOSH 7pm Theatre - Play Reading.............“Good Evening”................VET 7pm Music - Classical..............Resurgam Quartet..............PRESBY 7pm Music - Traffic.........................Paper Sun..............................FAL 7pm Music...................................Jim Messina.............................BW 8pm Music - Rock........................Fred Zepplin........................FAL 8:30pm Music - Folk................“Rearranging Gravity”..............MISU 7:30pm Theatre - Radio Play..........“Adam’s Gifts”......................RIV 7:30pm Theatre - Play................“In the Continuum.........S@SHADOW 8pm Music..............................Absolute Queen.........................PARA 8pm



Theatre - Play............“Every Brilliant Thing”....................DVO 2pm Theatre - Play................“In the Continuum.........S@SHADOW 2pm Theatre -Play......................“Vanities”...................................MV 2pm Theatre - Play...................“Greetings!”...........................GOSH 2pm Poetry.................Ron Horning and Richard Stull............HOLL 3pm Music............................. A Tribute to Elvis....................SLPAC 6pm Music - Jazz.....Tim Berne & Gregg Belisle-Chi “Mars”....FAL 7pm Music.................................Valerie June...............................BW 8pm Cabaret.............................Liz Callaway...........................BRAD 8pm









Fair..........Maker Market & Street Fair.......Mountaindale, 11am-5pm Music - Jazz.........Hal Galper Trio.....Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm Theatre - Play..................“Decompostions”......................DVO 7pm Theatre - Play........................“Vanities”................................MV 7pm Theatre - Play....................“Greetings!”...........................GOSH 7pm Music - Garcia......C Lanzbom of Deadgrass & Friends ....FAL 7pm Music - Rock.....................Blue Oyster Cult....................SLPAC 8pm

UAP ���������������������������������������������������������UAP Foundry, Rock Tavern UpF ��������������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis VET ���������������������������������������������������������� Vet Rep Theatre, Cornwall WISNER �������������������������������������������Albert Wisner Library, Warwick

Comedy..............Drag Brunch w/Pixel...TANGO 11:30am & 2:30pm Theatre -Play......................“Vanities”...................................MV 2pm Theatre - Play...................“Greetings!”...........................GOSH 2pm Music - Folk-Funk-Blues.........Kurt Von Em.................WISNER 2pm Music - Classical............Herd-Petrova Duo...................GMCM 3pm Music - Jazz..Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orch...FAL 7pm

Fundraiser......Newburgh Library Book Sale.....NFL-MONT 10am-2pm Music - Jazz.........Hal Galper Trio.....Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm Holiday.....................25th Annual Holiday Party..............LMAC 5pm Fundraiser - Gala.......Orange County Arts Council...........UAP 6pm Theatre - Play Reading.............“Good Evening”................VET 7pm Music - Motown....“Heart & Soul”....Greenwood Lake Library, Noon Theatre - Play....................“Greetings!”...........................GOSH 7pm Theatre - Play...................“Greetings!”...........................GOSH 2pm Music-Jazz & Poetry........“groove port music series”........UpF 7pm Music - Jazz.....................Helen Sung.................................FAL 7pm Music - Rock-Funk.........The Apollo Suns, New Motif............DVO 7pm Music.......Jay Collins & The Midnight Ramble Horns ......FAL 7pm Music - Folk...........John Sheehan & Larry Amato....NOBLE 7:30pm Music......Sonny Bivins Manhattans/Peaches & Herb....PARA 8pm Theatre - Play...................“Good Medicine”.....................NACL 8pm

Holiday..............Holiday Pop Up Art Show/Sale.........UpF 1pm-6pm Fair......................“Joy to Wurtsboro”.......Veteran’s Park, 2pm-5pm astic Cat.................................FAL 7pm Poetry............Robert Milby..........Soulshine Market, Pine Bush, 3pm Holiday.............Holiday Pop Up Art Show/Sale.........UpF 1pm-6pm w Dice Clay........................SLPAC 8pm Music - Jazz.........Hal Galper Trio.....Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm ...“Hung With Care”............CITY 8pm Music...............Six Fox Whiskey “Friendsgiving!”...........DVO 7pm Music - George Harrison........The Dark Horses ..................FAL 7pm Comedy......................Andrew Dice Clay........................SLPAC 8pm

Holiday...Artisan Market...Delizia’s Pizza, Highland Falls, 11am-3pm Nutcracker”.....................SLPAC TBA Theatre - Play..”Miracle on South Division Street”..SHADOW 2pm & 8pm outh Division Street”....SHADOW 2pm Music - Jazz.........Hal Galper Trio.....Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm the Heights”...................SEELIG 8pm Music - Holiday...........Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra........PARA 3pm Dance............................“The Nutcracker”......................SLPAC TBA Theatre - Musical.............“In the Heights”...................SEELIG 8pm

Theatre - Variety......NCA Fall 2022 Showcase........NESIN 12:30pm Theatre - Play....”Miracle on South Division Street”....SHADOW 2pm Theatre - Musical.............“In the Heights”...................SEELIG 2pm Dance............................“The Nutcracker”.....................SLPAC TBA

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Canvas category calendar

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

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

Art exhibits

SUNYO-MRG �����������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Mindy Ross Gallery, Newburgh SUNYO-OH ������������������������������������������������������������ SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown WRS/WRCA ������������ Wallkill River School/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 Sullivan County Art Educator’s Show �������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, thru Oct 29 Fall Group Show ������������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, thru Oct 30 Ryan Ward “3,2,1, Ring Baloney!” & “Subterranean” group show ���������DVAA thru Oct 30 Robb Gomulka “Illustrations” ������������ Unitarian Universalist Cong., Rock Tavern, thru Oct 30 “Phyllis Lehman: an Art Exhibit” paintings, drawings � Amity Gallery, Warwick, thru Oct 30 “Celestial/Universe” group show ���������������������������������� Wurtsboro Art Alliance, thru Oct 30 Roz Hodgkins “A Mini-retrospective from the 1980s & 1990s” �������������������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, thru Oct 30 Karen E. Gersch �������������������������������������������������www.HouseOfHolyHumor.com thru Oct 31 “Treasures from the Earth” curated by Jonette O’Kelley Miller ������������������������������������������ www.studiotheaterinexile.com/latino-heritage-month. thru Oct 31 Mitchell Saler paintings �����������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, thru Oct 31 7th Annual Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival ������������������������������� WRS/WRCA thru Nov 6 Marie Liu & Randall FitzGerald “Home - Land” ������ARTery Gallery Milford, thru Nov 7 Mary Mugele Sealfon ������������������������������Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Nov 8 “Birds” group show ������������������������������������������������������������������������ WRS/WRCA thru Nov 13 Thornton Willis and Bix Lye: “Matter of Fact” ����Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, thru Nov 13 iena Cruz �������������������������������������������������������������������� Visitor Center, Newburgh, thru Nov 15 Bethel Council on the Arts “Fall” Member Exhibit ��������Narrowsburg Union, thru Nov 19 “Anthology” group show �����������������������������������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Nov 19 River Valley Artists Guild Art About Town: “Autumn Spectacular” ����������������������������������� “Plein Air on the Delaware” group show, Port Jervis Library, & Joan Kehlenbeck “Fall” oils & pastels Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot, & Susan Miiller “Fall”, oils & pastels, Bon Secours Hospital Cafeteria, Port Jervis, & Joe Petrosi “Fall”, color pencil drawings, Mayor’s Office, Port Jervis City Hall, & RVAG members’ group show Gio’s Gelato Café, Port Jervis ������������������������� thru Nov 26 “Plein Air on the Delaware” group show ���������������������������� Port Jervis Library, thru Nov 26 Athena LaTocha “La Bajada Red” �����������������������������Gallery 222, Hurleyville, thru Nov 27 Goshen Art League “Casting Shadows, Reflecting Light” ���������������������������������������������������� Orange County Emergency Services, Goshen, thru Nov 30 Catherine DeMaio “Fall” paintings ���������������������������Rustic Wheelhouse, Chester, thru Nov Lisa O’Gorman ������������������������������������������������ Griffith-Olivero Realtors, Goshen, thru Jan 5


Re-Opening Exhibitions ������������������������Catskill Art Space, Livingston Manor, Oct 22-TBA “Art for the Sake of Us All!~ an eclectic show” �����������������������SUNYO-OH Oct 26-Dec 18 Philippe Safire “Transition” ������������CMA Gallery, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Oct 29-Jan 30 Edward Cohen ����������������������������������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Nov 1-Dec 27 Ryan Fulton “Original Acrylics” ����������������������������������������Cornwall Library, Nov 3-Dec 29 Winter Art Show group show �������������UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Nov 4-Dec 31 Karen Rossen “Natural Light” ��������������������������������������� Amity Gallery, Warwick, Nov 5-27 “Anything Goes” group show ������������������������ Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Wurtsboro, Nov 5-27 Judy Reynolds “Epiphany of Life” ���������������������������������������������SUNYO-MRG Nov 9-Jan 6 Jennie Duke “Streaming the Light” ������������������������������������������ WRS/WRCA Nov 11-Jan 22 Emmanuel Ofori “Between Two Worlds” ��������������������������������� WRS/WRCA Nov 11-Jan 22 “Drapery” group show ��������������������������������������������������������������� WRS/WRCA Nov 11-Jan 22 “En Plein Air Celebration” River Valley Artists Guild, Barryville Area Arts Assn. ������������ Port Jervis Library, Nov 12, 1pm-4pm Marjorie Morrow “Maker’s Mark” �����������Brigantine Goods, Jeffersonville, Nov 12-Jan 31 “Celebrate” Goshen Art League ��������������������������������������Goshen Music Hall, Nov 15-Jan 31 “Hats & Shoes” group show �����������������������������������������������������WRS/WRCA Nov 18-Dec 11 “Holiday Show” group show & craft/gift items ������Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Nov 19-Dec 18 “Art in Sixes” group show ������������������������������������������� DVAA Narrowsburg, Nov 19-Dec 23 “The Gingerbread Experience” �������������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Nov 19-Jan 1 Holiday Pop-Up Art Show/Sale River Valley Artists Guild, �������������������������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Nov 26-27, 1pm-6pm

Photography exhibits

Quintet Photographers: “Capturing Life” ��������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Nov 1-30 “WHY EYE ( “i” ) FARM” Woody Goldberg: photography, Rosie Starr: audio ���������������� Narrowsburg Union, thru Nov Angelo Marcialis & Jeffrey Schwartz ����Leo’s Restaurant & Pizza, Cornwall, Nov 8-Dec 6 2022 Confluence: Land, Water, Wildlife Photo Contest Winners �������������������������������������� ARTery Gallery, Milford, Nov 10-Dec 5 “The John Evans Family - 1765 to 1997” ��������������� Cragsmoor Library, through November Nick Zungoli “Sugar Loaf Mountain Fundraiser Exhibit ����������������������������������������������������� & Nick Zungoli “AOTEAROA New Zealand” Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, thru Dec “A Comprehensive Exhibition of Arctic and Antarctic Photography” ������������������������������ Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, thru Dec 1 16

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Philippe Safire “Transition” ������ CMA Gallery, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Oct 29, 6pm-8pm Ryan Fulton “Original Acrylics” ������������������������������������Cornwall Library, Nov 3, 6pm-7pm “Anything Goes” group show �����������Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Wurtsboro, Nov 5, Noon-4pm Karen Rossen “Natural Light” ����������������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, Nov 5, 4pm-6pm Edward Cohen ������������������������������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Nov 5, 5pm-7pm “Art for the Sake of Us All!~ an eclectic show” ��������� SUNYO-OH Nov 6, 2:30pm-5:00pm “Drapery”, Jennie Duke, Emmanuel Ofori �������������������������������������WRS Nov 11, 3pm-5pm “Plein Air on the Delaware” group show ������������������ Port Jervis Library, Nov 12, 1pm-4pm “En Plein Air Celebration” River Valley Artists Guild, Barryville Area Arts Assn. ������������� Port Jervis Library, Nov 12, 1pm-4pm 2022 Confluence: Land, Water, Wildlife Photo Contest Winners ��������������������������������������� ARTery Gallery, Milford, Nov 12, 2pm-4pm Marjorie Morrow “Maker’s Mark” ����� Brigantine Goods, Jeffersonville, Nov 12, 2pm-6pm Jennie Duke, Emmanuel Ofori, “Drapery” ������������������������WRS/WRCA Nov 12, 3pm-5pm Judy Reynolds “Epiphany of Life” ����������������������������������� SUNYO-MRG Nov 13, 1pm-3pm Winter Art Show group show ������ UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Nov 20, 1pm-6pm

Lectures, talks, masterclasses & demos sponsored by SUNY Orange and Town of Newburgh Desmond Center

DESM ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������Alice Desmond Center, Newburgh JLPL ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Josephine-Louise Library, Walden MEEC ����������������������������������������Mamakating Environmental Education Center, Wurtsboro PEEC ��������������������������������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry SUNYO-OH �������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown SUNYO-RCSE ������ SUNY Orange, Rowley Center for Science & Engineering, Middletown Lectures, Demos, Talks & Master Classes are FREE unless otherwise noted: (FEE) (Events Not lncluded in Centerspread Calendar)

lectures & Discussions “The Incredible Journey of Human Migration “Man’s Search of Freedom” �������������������� John Albarino DESM Nov 1, 11am FEE “John Singer Sargent: Romance, Drama, & the Visual World – Part 1” Janet Mandel ��� zoom/Cornwall Library, Nov 1, 6:15pm “How Iron is Made” Doc Bayne ������������������������������������������������DESM Nov 3, 10:30am FEE “Down The Nile!” Eileen Stelljes ����������������������������������������������������������� JLPL Nov 3, 6:30pm “Dare to Teach: The Life & Legacy of Prudence Crandall” Carolyn Ivanoff �������������������� DESM Nov 7, 10:30am FEE “John Singer Sargent: Romance, Drama, & the Visual World – Part 2” Janet Mandel ��� zoom/Cornwall Library, Nov 7, 6:15pm “The Glenn Miller Band: Music that Inspired the Troops” Rick Feingold ������������������������ Cornwall Library, Nov 8, 6:30pm “The Last Great Road Trip, Alaska and the Yukon” Carolyn Ivanoff �������������������������������� DESM Nov. 9 10:30am FEE “Hope on the Hudson” Jon Bowermaster ������������������������������������������� JLPL Nov 10, 6:30pm “The Train Stops Here - Orange County Railroads and Stations” Bob McCue ����������������� Florida Library Nov 10,. 6:30pm “General Garland & Reno at South Mountain, When Rising Stars Collide” �������������������� Paul Martin DESM Nov. 15, 10:30 am FEE “Thanksgiving” Pedro (Pete) Tweed ����������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, Nov 15, 6pm “Dealing with Holiday Stress” Diane Lang ����������������������������DESM Nov 16, 10:30am FEE “Dressing Like Indians”: A Panel Discussion on Reenacting History ��������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 16, 6:30pm Science Cafe: “Evolution in Higher Education Today: The Bad and the Ugly” Glenn Geher ��� for Vails Gate restaurant location, contact: tobyrossman@yahoo.com, Nov 16, 7:30pm “After Yorktown: The Path to Newburgh” Lynette Scherer �� DESM Nov 17, 10:30am FEE “Evolution and Adaptation; How Birds Came to Be” Bill Fiero ����� JLPL Nov 17, 6:30pm “Tracking the Bashakill” Kevin Owen �������������������������������������������MEEC Nov 19, 1pm FEE Animal Tracking walk ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC, Nov 20, 10am “History of Knife Making in the Catskills” Wawarsing Knife Museum ������������������������������� DESM Nov 21, 10:30am FEE “Turning a Setback into a Comeback” Diane Lang �������������������������������������������������������������� zoom/Crawford Library, Monticello, Nov 29, 6pm “Adventures in Africa, Part I: Across the Sahara Desert in North Africa by Truck, 1979” ����� Barry Kass DESM Nov 30, 11am FEE “Circle of Voices: The Poetry of Tony Hoagland” Wisner Library, Warwick, Nov 30, 6pm “River Cruise Travel” Lorraine Martin ����������������������������� Florida Library, Nov 30, 6:30pm ARTIST Talks & Salons Highlands Arts Alliance Photographers’ Salon: critiquing & “HDR Photography” ��������������� American Legion Hall, Highland Falls, Nov 5, 11am FEE MAster Classes Mary Cathryn Roth Reverse Glass Painting and Gilding on Glass ������SUNYO-OH Nov 9, 5pm Michael Piotrowski Printmaking: Press/No Press/STEAMROLLER! ���SUNYO-OH Nov 30, 5:30pm

Sullivan County Chorus: It’s Elemental! Reveling in the glory of the season, the Sullivan County Chorus will return to the stage this November with a rich and soulful celebration of natural beauty: a concert entitled, It’s Elemental: Songs of Earth, Fire, Spirit, Water and Wind. The chorus has been performing since 1976, and after a brief pandemic-related break, returned to the stage this past spring and summer. This fall, the ensemble will feature a variety of composers, as well as one of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ masterpieces, In Windsor Forest, a cantata comprised of five musical movements that will take listeners on a delightful melodic journey. This cantata was adapted by the composer from music from his opera Sir John in Love. Comprising five choral songs, it features texts by Shakespeare and his near contemporaries Thomas Ravenscroft, John Lyly, and Thomas Campion. Composers of other works being presented include (and “represent”): Gregg Smith (The Elements) began composing around the age of 17. The world famous Gregg Smith Singers was founded at an all-Japanese Methodist church in California in 1955. Gwyneth Walker’s (Earth) music is

The Sullivan County Chorus

R.V. Williams Gregg Smith (1872-1958) (1931-2016)

Brandon Williams

G. Walker (b.1947)

R. M. Schafer R. D. Powell (1933-2021) (b.1962)

beloved by performers and audiences alike for its energy, beauty, reverence, drama, and humor. Brandon Williams (Wind) is an Associate Professor of Choral Music and Choral Music Education at Rutgers University, and conducts the Rutgers Voorhees Choir. Rosephanye Dunn Powell (The Elements) has been hailed as one of

“Good Medicine”

America’s premier women composers of solo vocal and choral music. Raymond Murray Schafer (Water). “This is not your normal choral piece,” conductor Kevin Giroux told his singers. “Mixed with regular notation, you will be requested to sing pitches of your own choosing, as well as to ‘sing’ graphics printed on the page. This will be a challenge for us as we have never sang aleatoric music before. Aleatoric music is a form of music that is subject to improvisation or structured randomness. It relies on a composer making chance decisions while writing the piece, or more commonly, a performer improvising while playing a piece. I broke it down into small sections to make it more accessible. It will be very cool when we are all done with it,” he assured them. Lastly, a Navajo song representing Spirit. The concert is on November 5 at 1:00pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 6317 Route 42, Woodbourne. The facility has ample parking and is handicap accessible. A free-will donation will be taken at the door. Suggested donation: $10 for adults, $5 for students. For information: www. scchorus.org or call 845-594-6786.

Richard Grunn’s original play Good Medicine is about the proliferation of the “Medicine Show” in its various permutations from the 19th century through today. Why do we look for the fast fix? The miracle cure? What is the lure of these Richard Grunn products and (in many cases) the men who sell them - products or pathways promising the keys to a better life? The play follows three characters. Each exists in and is representative of a different period in history from which they attempt to sell us their philosophy and associated products for health. The satire exposes the similarities between the characters, showing how today we fall for the same snake-oil salesmen as our ancestors, with their charm and allure, pitching absurd balms and practices which claim to heal and cure. Good Medicine, written and performed by Richard Grunn, is at NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake, on November 19 at 8:00pm. For information, call 845-557-0694. For tickets, visit www.nacl.org.

Walden: Film Screening at the Library Writer, filmmaker and adventurer, Jon Bowermaster is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. His first assignment for National Geographic Magazine was documenting a 3,741 mile crossing of Antarctica by dogsled for 221 days. He is the founder of Oceans 8 Films and the One Ocean Media Foundation, making films about climate at home in the Hudson Valley and around the world. His podcast, The Green Radio Hour with Jon Bowermaster has recorded over 150 episodes with environmental activisits, community leaders and friends from his vast rolodex of travels. Jon’s National Geographic-sponsored Oceans 8 project took him and his teams around the world by sea kayak over the course of ten years (1999-2008), bringing back stories from the Aleutian Islands to French Polynesia, Gabon to Tasmania, and more, reporting on how the planet’s one ocean and its various coastlines are faring in today’s busy world. He has written eleven books and produced/directed more than thirty documentary films. His documentaries include Dear President Obama, Antarctica, on the Edge, After the Spill and Ghost Fleet.

For the past several years, Jon and his One Ocean Media Foundation/Oceans 8 Films team have focused on a series of short films about the environmental risks to, and hopes for the Hudson River Valley, the birthplace of the American environmental movement. For each threat the Hudson River has ever faced, there’s always been a proportional force working to protect it. A cast of characters ranging from sailors to farmers to citizen-scientists emerge as heroes, tirelessly defending “America’s first river”. Join filmmaker Jon Bowermaster for a screening of Windshipped: the story of the Schooner Apollonia, followed by discussion, at the Josephine-Louise Public Library, 5 Scofield Street, Walden, on November 10 at 6:30pm. Visit www.waldenpubliclibrary.org November 2022

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“Drastic Measures” in Milford

The Manhattans + Peaches & Herb

Dedicated to expanding the saxophone quartet body of work, the Resurgam Quartet was formed in 2015 at the Hartt School in Hartford, CT. This month the ensemble is performing a concert, Drastic Measures with music by Gabriel Pierné, Samuel Barber and Astor Piazzolla, as well as four contemporary American composers for Milford’s Kindred Spirits The Resurgam Quartet is: Harry Kliewe, soprano sax; Arts programs. Colette Hall, alto sax; Hannah Hickman, tenor sax, and Michael Raposo, baritone sax. “I have marveled at the very beautiful, special and unique sounds of well as orchestra. the saxophone quartets I have heard over Russell Peck (1945-2009) is the the years, and now I can’t wait to hear composer of Drastic Measures, from Barber’s Adagio with this configuration.” whence the title of this concert comes. - Barry Plaxen, publisher, CANVAS. His orchestral compositions have Zack Browning (b.1953) is a composer received thousands of performances whose music is described as “propulsive, by hundreds of orchestras in the U.S., giddy, rocking...a rush of cyclic riffs and Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, fractured meters.” (New York Times). and Africa. Michael Daugherty (b.1954) is an Hear this distinctive quartet on American composer, pianist, and teacher. November 5 at 7:00pm at the He is influenced by popular culture, Presbyterian Church, 300 Broad Romanticism, and Postmodernism. Street, Milford. Tickets are available on John Mackey (b.1973) is a composer Eventbrite and at the door. of contemporary classical music, with www.kindredspiritsarts.org an emphasis on music for wind band, as www.resurgamquartet.com

Taking their name Herb established from the popular themselves as mixed drink, The an international Manhattans began household name. their legendary The dynamic duo’s musical journey. reputation has been After placing third firmly etched into in a competition at public consciousness, Amateur Night at the with nearly 60 records Apollo Theater, their that have made the Sonny Bivins’ Manhattans undeniable musical star charts since Let’s Fall power earned them their In Love in 1965. first recording contract. In 1981, Peaches & Throughout the decades, Herb were busy making with one enduring song history by being on the after another, this exalted Bob Hope Special from super group continues to Mainland China, making leave their mark on the them the first African world-touring stage. American entertainers to Peaches and Herb The late “Original” perform in China. founding member Edward “Sonny” Today, Herb Fame and, since 2005, Bivins vowed to preserve the integrity Wanda Makle, are electrifying in of this priceless musical gem. Today, person. They have been and continue the vocal stylings of Charles Hardy, to be America’s Sweethearts of Soul Harsey Hemphill, Kirk Hill, Jr. & with standing ovations after every Kenneth Jackson complete the modern performance. day line-up. The legacy of Sonny Bivins’ Catch these exciting acts on November Manhattans lives on! 19 at 8:00pm at the Paramount Theatre, Over an illustrious career that 17 South Street, Middletown. spanned close to five decades, Peaches Tickets: 845-346-4195 or by visiting (the late Francine Hurd Barker) & www.MiddletownParamount.com.


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Callaway will be Thisaway in Eldred Liz Callaway - a Tony Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist, made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats, and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love. Her notable accomplishments include singing the Academy Award-nominated song Journey to the Past in the animated feature Anastasia and hosting Ready to Go, a daily live children’s program on CBS in Boston for which she won an Emmy Award. “Liz is a phenomenal, world-class performer,” said Scott Samuelson, the chief operating officer at The Eldred Preserve. “Our audience is in for a night of tremendous entertainment and we couldn’t be more thrilled for Liz’s return to the Bradstan Cabaret.” The Bradstan Coming Home Cabaret

Series is a revival of the original Bradstan’s Inn Cabaret Series in White Lake, at which Callaway was a frequent performer. “I performed at the original Bradstan cabaret room many times,” said Callaway. “I’m thrilled they have this new venue.” Callaway has also released seven solo albums and is set to release her upcoming Sondheim album on November 11, just days after her performance at The Eldred Preserve, 1040 State Route 55, on November 6 at 8:00pm, in continuation of the Bradstan Coming Home Cabaret Series. Full bar + light bites available. No drink minimum. Arrive early (7:00pm) to grab a cocktail at the Cabaret Bar before the show. Have dinner at The Homestead Restaurant + Lounge before the show and receive 15% off your meal! Call 845-557-8316 or email dining@ theeldredpreserve.com to secure your dinner reservation. For tickets: www.theeldredpreserve. com/2022cabaret.

“groove port” Jazz & Poetry Michael Bisio is an American jazz double bassist, composer, and bandleader. Since 2009 he has been the bassist for the Matthew Shipp Trio. Paul Michael Bisio de Barros called Bisio one of the heirs to Seattle’s earthy yet innovative tradition and marked his compositional style as “a spare, bluesy sound, the sweet-and-sour timbres favored by Charles Mingus.” Bisio has composed over one hundred works which have been performed in clubs, concert venues, and festivals. Percussionist Juma Sultan may be best known for his appearance at the Woodstock festival of 1969 at Bethel, playing with Jimi Hendrix. He currently plays in the African performance group Sankofa, the band Sons of Thunder, and with the Juma Sultan Band. In 2006, Clarkson University, in conjunction with Sultan, received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to preserve Sultan’s audio and video documentation of avant garde jazz during the 1960s and 1970s. The collection may be viewed at

Juma Sultan

Paul Harding

www.jumasarchive.org. “But no, greed, all by itself, can’t destroy humble truth. Fear can’t steal this identity. Terror cannot defeat the love in the soul. Grass is green truth. Fear is as man-made as tooth-paste commercials; as a rapper cussing out his mama more marketable than Pharoah Sander’s The Creator Has a Master Plan. Then a black man, like this one, having no say in this destiny, giving his life to the working of poetry. Fate is a card we can play. Destiny is God’s deal.” - Paul Harding. “groove port” Music Series at UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Ave, Port Jervis, brings these three artists together on November 19 at 7:00pm. Tickets at the door. BYOB. For info: 845-754-1808. Arrive early and enjoy the Winter Art Show. See page 6.

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CAS: Expanded with Fresh Exhibits Catskill Art Space (CAS), formerly Catskill Art Society, is now based in a newly expanded multi-arts center. CAS inaugurates its 2nd-floor exhibition space with a multi-year presentation of James Turrell’s Avaar from 1982. Turrell is an iconic figure in contemporary art who describes his medium as light and space. Avaar is an immersive, room-sized installation that explores Drawing #991 and Wall Drawing #992” Turrell’s ideas about light, the act by“Wall Sol Lewitt © The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights of perception, and the physical Society, New York. Photo by Noah Kalina. awareness of both space and place. societies. Cape’s installations have On the 2nd-floor landing, preeminent always argued that design and craft conceptual and minimalist artist Sol express belief. Utopian Benches, which LeWitt’s vibrant Wall Drawing #992, has toured extensively throughout the 2001 will unfold in three sections, each U.S., was built from poplar grown near consisting of 10,000 straight lines drawn Cape’s studio in Narrowsburg. on the wall in color marker, to create a Ellen Brooks, a photographer known mesmerizing arrangement of primary for her boundary-pushing forays into colors. On the fourth wall, presenting sculpture, will inaugurate an intimate Wall Drawing #991, 2001, straight, ground-floor gallery space by suspending arced, and organic lines encompass the over 30 feet of scrolls of film negatives wall in black marker and pencil. from the ceiling. Brooks will show The newly realized performance space historical and new works from her Trees on the 2nd-floor hosts British sculptor 1987/2022, body of work. Francis Cape’s A Gathering of Utopian CAS is at 48 Main Street, Livingston Benches (2011-22) - meticulous copies Manor. For information: 845-436-4227. of benches built and used by communal www.catskillartspace.org.

SLPAC: Sophie B. Hawkins & Paula Cole Sophie B. Hawkins burst onto the international music scene with her 1992 platinum-selling debut album, Tongues and Tails, which included the indelible hit song Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover, and earned her a “Best New Artist” Grammy nomination. Sophie’s interest in music started as a four-year-old obsessed with drums. Her love of music and the need to connect with and through it came into her consciousness as early as second grade. “I really remember this moment so well,” Sophie reminisces. “I was living in New York, listening to Bob Dylan and I put on my father’s dark sunglasses and I started to cry underneath them. I said to myself, ‘I want to be that,’ and “that” was a song. I wanted to be a song. I didn’t want to be Bob Dylan. I didn’t want to be the voice or the instrument. I wanted to be the song, the need and the depth and the whole story of a song. It’s strange that I would say that now because I still feel like I’m living life as stories.”

Sophie has been tugging at heartstrings for decades with her powerful storytelling, crafting dizzying tunes that idle between the potently forlorn and the strangely comforting. Paula Cole released her first album, Harbinger, which suffered from a lack of promotion due to the label, Imago Records, folding shortly after its release. Her second album, This Fire, brought her worldwide acclaim, peaking at number 20 on the Billboard 200 album chart and producing two hit singles, the triple-Grammy nominated Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?, which reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997, and I Don’t Want to Wait, which was used as the theme song of the television show Dawson’s Creek. She won the Grammy Award for “Best New Artist” in 1998. Hawkins and Cole will perform on November 11 at 8:00pm at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center. Tickets: www.sugarloafpacny.com.

Massive Works on Paper in Hurleyville Athena LaTocha is an artist whose massive works on paper explore the relationship between humanmade and natural worlds. The artist incorporates materials such as ink, lead, earth and wood, while looking at correlations between markmarking and displacement of materials made by industrial equipment and natural events. Her works are inspired by her upbringing in the wilderness of Alaska.


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Work by Athena LaTocha (detail)

LaTocha’s process is about being immersed in these environments, while responding to the storied and, at times, traumatic cultural histories that are rooted in place. Athena LaTocha’s work is on view weekends through November 27 at the Hurleyville Performing Art Centre’s Gallery222, 222 Main Street, Hurleyville. For further information, visit www.gallery222.org.

River Valley Artists Guild: “Holiday Pop-Up Art Show & Sale” in Port Jervis

“Sunflower” by Patty Koch

“Playing with Color” by Judith Cramer

“Anita’s Lily” by Rosalind Hodgkins

Join the River Valley Artists Guild (RVAG) in celebrating the holidays with their Holiday Pop-Up Art Show and Sale. See a plethora of works in all mediums by local artists, get some holiday shopping out of the way and support the arts while shopping local! RVAG artistmember Judith Cramer, who works in acrylic, pastel and pencil, says: “I hope

the viewer will enjoy the appeal of color and the style of our local talent!” Join the group at UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis, on November 26 & 27 from 1:00pm6:00pm and enjoy browsing through photographs, paintings, pastels, oils and much more - all created by talented local artists. Purchase a one-of-a-kind

gift for a loved one and share in some refreshments! Other members that are exhibiting in the Holiday Pop-Up Show and Sale are: Daniela Cooney, whose love of animals and natural landscapes is prevalent in her vibrant paintings; Rena Hottinger, an awardwinning painter and photographer; RVAG president Joan Kehlenbeck,

“Horses at Cooperstown” by J. Kehlenbeck

who shows her pastels and paintings regionally; self-taught artist Patty Koch who has nearly 50 years of experience; and Judith Weiss, who “begins her work from landscapes and then moves into recall and feeling.” For additional information: 845-7541808.Visit RVAG on Facebook, or www. rivervalleyartistsguildofportjervis.com.

The Basha Kill: Painting & Tracking Nature’s Glorious Gift!

The Basha Kill (a/k/a Basher Kill & Bashakill) lies in the valley between the Shawangunk Mountains and the Catskills, flowing south from ‘about’ Summitville to join the Neversink River in Cuddebackville below the wetlands, and on to the Delaware River. Animal life at the Basha Kill is not limited to birds. In fact, the diversity of habitats, and therefore species, is what makes the Basha Kill special. There are over 30 species of fish, including the rare blue-spotted sunfish and the ironcolor shiner, a NYS species of special concern. The marsh, with its slow-moving channel, is warm with low oxygen levels, thus home to species such as bowfin and bass. But several tributaries and cold springs support trout as well. In addition to the wetland, the area is blessed with many “borrow pits” and vernal pools with adjacent woodlands intact. These provide habitat for some of the 40 species of reptiles and amphibians in the area, including wood frogs, spotted salamanders, snapping and painted

Annual Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival exhibit, with 18 paintings of the Kill, runs weekends through November 6 at the Wallkill River Center for the Arts, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery. www.wallkillriverschool.com

turtles and even the occasional spotted turtle. Water snakes, often mistaken for copperheads, abound in the marsh, while garter and ribbon snakes are plentiful in the grassy upland areas. In the early 1990’s, ospreys began nesting at the Kill, and a few years later they were joined by a pair of nesting eagles. Red-shouldered hawks, broadwings and red-tails may be seen courting in the spring. Screech owls, barred and great-horned owls are plentiful. Painting the Basha Kill A favorite location for plein air painting, for obvious reasons, the 7th

Tracking the Basha Kill Discover a hidden language in nature by learning to interpret the numerous animal tracks, trails and signs throughout the Basha “Best of Bashakill” winner: “Kayaking at the Kill. Learn to ‘Read the Land’, Bashakill”, oil by Tatiana Rhinevault determining what exactly happens presented by local author (Killing Time when you’re not in the wild. in the Catskills) and artist Kevin Owen. On November 19 at 1:00pm Kevin has studied tracking and the Mamakating Environmental wilderness survival with the world’s Education Center, 762 South Road, leading expert in the field. He has Wurtsboro, is offering an opportunity practiced these skills for nearly four to learn tracking via a brief slideshow decades and will present them at MEEC. and outdoor instruction - to be held rain Participants should expect to get up or shine. Refreshments available. Pre- close with nature and wear clothing that registration recommended, registration can get earthy! fee to benefit MEEC. Visit www.mamakating.org and www. Tracking the Bashakill will be thebashakill.org

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Tannis Kowalchuk Decomposes!

“Vanities” at Museum Village

Farm Arts Collective will share the play in an founding farmer and artistic informal work-in-progress director, Tannis Kowalchuk setting with hot soup served is developing a new solo afterward to encourage performance entitled conversation, comments Decompositions that uses and questions. compost as a metaphor to Directed by Mimi explore the process of living McGurl, songs by Rima and dying and everything in Fand, sound by DJ Tikka between. Masala, video by Phyllis Kowalchuk plays herself Lehrer, Technical Support in this existential Ace Thomas, monodrama and Production uses a Gertrude Management by Stein essay entitled, Jess Beveridge, the Composition as series of personal Explanation as an (de)compositions, entry point into stories, and songs the performance’s composed around texts and thematic a pile of compost, structure. Written with a black bird and performed that watches from by Kowalchuk, behind a window, Decompositions is will be at the structured as a series Delaware Valley of essays with titles Opera Center, Tannis Kowalchuk decides to use that reflect both her 6692 Route 52, compost as a metaphor in her new project, “Decompositions” own life and the Lake Huntington, decomposing process of a flower that she on November 12 at 7:00pm. tosses onto the compost pile. For information, call 845-887-3083. Currently in development, Kowalchuk Tickets: www.farmartscollective.org.

In 1963, Joanne, in New York, Los Kathy, and Mary are Angeles, and theatres aggressively vivacious around the world. cheerleaders. Five He is best known for years later in their the play version of college sorority house, Vanities, which ran they confront their for five years in New futures with nervous York and became jauntiness. In 1974, one of the longestthey reunite briefly running plays in offin New York. Their Broadway history. lives have diverged Directed by Lori and their friendship, Crescenzo, Creative which once thrived “Vanities” cast (left to right) Devin Cassidy, Theatre-Muddy Kaitlin Kozinski, & Jaime Fallon on assumptions, Water Players as well-coordinated as sweater sets, (CTMWP) will present Jack Heifner’s is strained and ambiguous. Old time comedy-drama from November 5-13 banter rings false. Their attempts at at The Playhouse at Museum Village, honest conversation only show they can 1010 Route 17M, Monroe. no longer afford to have very much in Admission includes CTMWP’s common. signature dessert of apple pie, ice Vanities is a bittersweet comedy that cream, iced tea, and coffee at the play’s is categorized as “unnervingly funny conclusion. Reservations are suggested with fast moving and sneakily stinging and seating is limited. Tickets may be dialogue.” It is an astute snapshot obtained from www.AtThePlayhouse. chronicle of the lives of three Texas girls org. For information, call the Box Office that spans the turbulent ‘60s through the at 845-294-9465. late ‘70s and explores how friendship Covid-19 vaccination is not required changes over the years. for entry. Audience facemasks are Jack Heifner is the author of over optional. Rules are subject to change thirty plays and musicals produced based on government regulations.

Jazz Coalition Series at The Falcon

The Jazz Coalition was a vital artistic and financial support initiative for jazz musicians during the Covid-19 pandemic. The coalition was formed to manifest unity among the global jazz community at a time of mass unemployment, painful lost opportunities, and increased struggle in every area of life. “The idea to create the series stems from the success we have had now with the Sunday Night Jazz series I booked at The Falcon, which began in late February and runs through June 26,” said Danny Melnick. The Jazz Coalition launched its Commission Fund, awarding $1,000 grants to 104 musicians in support of new music to capture this moment and point a way toward transcendence. A new campaign funds the live concert performances and recordings of 15 previously commissioned artists and their ensembles at The Falcon.

November 6: “Mars” Tim Berne is one of the most outstanding figures in American Jazz. Rising Gregg Belisle-Chi &Tim Berne star guitarist, Gregg Belisle-Chi, a 22

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connoisseur of Berne’s music, enchants the listener with intense interplay that is playful, poetic and sonically stunning. November 13: “Tricks & Treats” Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra’s (MTO) Tricks & Treats, composed during the Covid-19 shutdown, is based on Bernstein’s exploration of musical shapes and rhythms. Steven Bernstein Whittled down to the essentials, in the manner of Monk, the musicians will be premiering the version arranged for the MTO Jazz Quartet. November 20: “Temporality” Pianist Helen Sung’s Temporality paints musical sketches of time and the theory of relativity. Temporality is Sung’s new two-part suite - subtitled, Elegy Helen Sung for the City and Time Loops. Performances are at 7:00pm at The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. For more information: 845-236-7970.

The Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series: Herd-Petrova Duo, Nov. 13 Violinist Geoffrey Herd leads a varied and impactful career as a soloist and chamber musician, artistic director, and pedagogue. He has performed throughout the U.S., Latin America and Asia at venues including the Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum of Art in Boston and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, as well as at universities and conservatories globally. He has performed concertos with numerous orchestras including the Rochester Philharmonic, the Thailand Philharmonic, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, the Ithaca College Symphony, the Amherst Symphony, the Finger Lakes Symphony, the University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, and the Longmont Symphony. Dr. Herd is on faculty at the University of Louisville School of Music where he has built a thriving studio. He plays on the “Berkic-Pennington” Carlo Bergonzi (no, not THAT Carlo Bergonzi - the tenor!) made in Cremona in 1737. Pianist Anna Petrova performs extensively as both soloist and chamber musician internationally. She has been the recipient of top honors and awards at numerous competitions, including the Queen Elisabeth (of Belgium) and Jose Roca Competitions, and has appeared

in recital in such venues as Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. She serves as the Geoffrey Herd Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Louisville, Visiting Faculty at the Manhattan School of Beethoven Eugène Ysaÿe Music, and (1770-1827) (1858-1931) Visiting Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at Musical Arts Madrid in Spain. Beethoven’s Sonata in C Minor #7, Op. 30 No. 2 was dedicated to Tsar Alexander I of Russia. Reflecting an earlier sense of the medium’s instrumental priorities, Beethoven’s three Opus 30 sonatas for piano and violin were published as Three Sonatas for the Pianoforte with the Accompaniment of Violin. Which is not to say that the violin part is inconspicuous, but simply that it is conceived as a more lyrical foil to the piano’s dramatic

power. Eugène-Auguste Ysaÿe was a Belgian virtuoso violinist, composer, and conductor. He was regarded as “The King of the Violin”, or, as Anna Petrova Nathan Milstein put it, the “tsar”. His Poème élégiaque in D minor, Op. 12 is the first of Ysaÿe’s Amy Beach Richard Strausspoems string (1867-1944) (1864-1949) for instruments. Dedicated to Gabriel Fauré, it served as an inspiration for Ernest Chausson’s own Poème, Op. 25. Throughout his life, Ysaÿe wrote nine “poems”. Amy Beach’s Romance for Violin and Piano came relatively early in her career. It was composed in 1893 and dedicated to the then famous American violinist Maud Powell. Beach and Powell premiered the work at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Richard Strauss began working on his

Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 18 in 1887, and finished it in 1888. It was during this time that Strauss fell in love with Pauline de Ahna, the soprano whom he would later wed, and his amorous feelings can be heard throughout the piece. It is noted for its lyrical beauty and its technical demands made on violinist and pianist. The Herd-Petrova Duo will perform on the Garrett Concert Stage in the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street, on November 13 at 3:00pm. Admission is free. Masks are requested. The Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series, now in its 35th season with Aleksander Vezuli serving as Artistic Director and Manager, was founded by Montgomery residents and musicians Howard & Judy Garrett, and is made possible by the generous support of the Village of Montgomery, the Town of Montgomery, Historic Montgomery Association, Lawrence Ravdin, Evajoyce Davis and others. Donations are greatly appreciated. Make checks payable to Montgomery Chamber Music and mail to: David Griffith, Treasurer, Village of Montgomery, 133 Clinton Street, Montgomery, NY 12549. www.montgomerychambermusic.com

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Greenwood Lake: Photography Exhibit The members of the Quintet Photographers Capturing Life met through the Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop, and have exhibited collectively and individually throughout the Hudson Valley. Quintet was formed to exhibit a body of work that not only expresses a love of photography but also to reflect their individuality. Members are Martin Kivell, Allen Photo by Allen Levine Levine, Madelyn LivotiGallery, The 1929 Garstak, Marilynn Gallery at Eisenhower Potter and Thomas Hall in West Point, Vaillancourt. These the Newburgh Free five Orange County Library, Karpeles photographers came Manuscript Library together for the main in Newburgh, Cornell purpose of perfecting Street Studios in their craft and exhibiting Kingston, and the their work. Through Cunneen-Hackett Arts portraits, landscapes, Center in Poughkeepsie. nature, travel and action Photo by Madelyn Livoti-Garstak The Works of Art shots their photography focuses on Gallery at the Greenwood Lake different visual images in our world. Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road, Their intent is to share the beauty and Greenwood Lake, will host the works of wonder of people, places, and events in the Quintet from November 1-30. everyday life with their audience. The Gallery features a new exhibit Their work has appeared at the every month. If you are interested in Fieldstone Gallery at Brotherhood showcasing your work contact Adult Winery, Lycian Center Theater Services at 845-477-8377 ext. 111.

The 18th Annual “Art in Sixes” Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) will host the 18th annual Art in Sixes small works exhibition from November 19 to December 23 in what has become the Catskills’ favorite small works exhibition! This yearly exhibit features hundreds of small-scale artworks by nearly 200 local and regional artists. As the title implies, Art in Sixes features work across all media, requiring that

they be no larger than 6 inches in any direction. Prices generally range from $60 to $600. The show provides something unique for everyone in a size that fits anywhere. Whether you’re an art connoisseur, browser, collector, or someone needing that perfect gift, this event is not to be missed: at the DVAA, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. For information: 845-252-7576.

It is said that everyone loves a comeback story. This is especially true for the woman who came back from a life of substance use disorder and co-occurring W. Blanchard disorders. A woman with an inspirational story to share that offers hope to others struggling with this disease. A woman that nearly died of this disease in early 2013, but she lived. Join Wendy Blanchard on November 3 at 6:15pm at Goshen Public Library & Historical Society to discuss her new book Write, Pray, Recover - a Journey to Spiritual Solutions through Wellness and Self-Care. Registration is required, and you can purchase the book in advance at Amazon.com.

An alleged crime, a lynching, a misbegotten attempt at an official inquiry, and a past unresolved. In A Lynching at Port Jervis - Race and P. Dray Reckoning in the Gilded Age, the acclaimed historian Philip Dray revisits this time and place to consider its significance in our communal history and to show how justice cannot be achieved without an honest reckoning. Join Dray on November 15 at 6:30pm to discuss his newest book. Registration is required. You can purchase the book in advance at www.us.macmillan.com. Goshen Public Library & Historical Society is located at 366 Main Street. For information call 845-294-6606 or visit www.goshenpubliclibrary.org.

Books: Substance Abuse & Lynching

“Anything Goes” in Wurtsboro The opening reception WAA’s John Nielson for the Wurtsboro Art Gallery at 73 Sullivan Alliance’s November Street, Wurtsboro. He exhibit, Anything Goes resides and exhibits on November 5 from locally in the spring Noon-4:00pm will and summer, and during include the work, The the winter in Boynton Sacrifice by WAA Beach, Florida, where member-artist Jeffrey he often displays his Wiener. work at The Box Gallery The Sacrifice is a in West Palm Beach. nighttime landscape Anything Goes runs filled with tin shacks through November 27, and barren hills, painted and mark your calendars: in acrylic on paper in the WAA holds their sumptuous blue hues. “The Sacrifice” by Jeffrey Wiener annual Holiday Art In the foreground, an anguished young Exhibit & Sale on November 19 through couple sits on the top of a ritual mound the month of December at the gallery, with their dead child. A television set Saturdays & Sundays, noon-4:00pm. inside the shack is visible, as repeated Check the WAA website for future throughout the scene. More ritual classes with Jeffrey to be held in the mounds are apparent in the distance. summer of 2023: www.waagallery.org. Jeffrey teaches figure drawing For information about the artist email workshops during the summer at the him at: jeffreyweiner.artist@gmail.com. 24

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Goshen Art League: One Solo & Two Group Exhibitions

“Celebrate” by Robb Gomulka.

Artist Lisa O’Gorman’s Solo Show is the current Goshen Art League (GAL) exhibit at Griffith Olivero Realtors. Lisa grew up in Yonkers, and moved to the Hudson Valley in 1990. She always enjoyed painting, but it was a back injury many years ago that would enable her to explore her creative side fully, discovering that painting had the ability to help her tolerate the injuries by rehabilitating her mentally and spiritually. Lisa has an intense connection to nature that stems from hiking and camping extensively in the Catskills and Adirondack region even into Maine. When asked what inspires her to paint the scenes she chooses, Lisa replied, “I don’t always know why I stop at a particular scene or take a picture to paint

“Mount Katahdin, Maine” by L. O’Gorman.

later in my studio. It’s a feeling I get that moves me spiritually; to recreate and capture a moment in time is my way to share nature’s beauty with the world!” Lisa’s Solo Show is on view weekdays through January 5, Griffith Olivero Realtors is located at 226 Main Street, Goshen. Across the street at the Goshen Music Hall (223 Main Street), hangs a new exhibit, Celebrate, beginning on November 16, GAL’s annual Winter Holiday Show which will be on display through January 31. For the exhibit, the artists were invited to share visual interpretations of the season and its varied wealth of traditions. Viewing the League’s annual Winter Holiday Show is a lovely way to

“Mirrored Glass” by J. Johnson is currently on view in the “Casting Shadows, Reflecting Light” exhibit.

celebrate and enjoy this festive time of the year! The public is invited to view the exhibit weekdays or by appointment. Interested parties may also make individual byappointment requests to view the exhibit at the Goshen Music Hall during off-hours by emailing the League at: goshenartleague@gmail.com. And be sure to check out the League’s exhibit Casting Shadows, Reflecting Light which runs through November 30 at Orange County Emergency Services, 22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen. Visit www.goshenartleague.com.

Joy to Wurtsboro

Joy to Wurtsboro is a holiday event that includes activities for families: ornament decorating, pics with Santa, hot cocoa, S’mores, and lighting the village tree with the help of the Cub Scouts, Lions Club and Gigi Java Coffeehouse. Head to Veteran’s Memorial Park on Sullivan Street on November 26 from 2:00pm-5:00pm and celebrate! And don’t forget to catch Dance of the Lights at Canal Towne Emporium, 197 Sullivan Street, (pictured) at 7:00pm.

Attention, Writers!

The Chester Public Library Writer’s Project is now accepting submissions of original short stories, poems, and art for its fifth publication. Visit www. chesterpubliclibrary.com for a description of the submission guidelines. Due date of submissions is February 1, 2023. You can also attend the group meetings on Mondays at Noon, 1784 Kings Highway, Chester.

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Shadowland’s Well-Made Play In 1943, Clara’s father had a vision of peace and the Blessed Mother while working in the family barbershop. To commemorate this miracle, he built a Tom Dudzick twenty-foot shrine of the Blessed Mother, which quickly became a beacon of hope to the neighbors, and gave prestige to the family as it grew into popularity across the country. As the play opens, a family meeting run by daughter Ruth - has been called to divulge her plans to go public with the family miracle by creating a one-woman play about the sacred event. That’s the plot. Remember plots? Plots were part and parcel of “well-made” plays. As was character-driven dialogue. Tom Dudzick’s play, Miracle on South Division Street, follows Clara Nowak, and her three grown children: Jimmy: a garbage collector, Bev: a ketchup bottler, and Ruth, a struggling actress, amidst the urban rubble of Buffalo’s East Side. The neighborhood is depressed, but Clara happily runs her soup kitchen and tends to the shrine to the Blessed Mother. What they do, what they say, (NOT


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just conversation - mostly dialogue!), how they react to the unfolding of the plot drives the plot forward to the climax: Clara’s “catharsis” - another Brendan Burke aspect of the wellmade play (Thank you Aristotle). And subliminally underlining all the goingson, a message (this one of, arguably, great value for people of all faiths) can be taken home. Sounds serious, eh? Well, it isn’t entirely, as the very successful play is universally considered “hilarious”. And it is often performed during holiday season: included in the script’s publication is a guide for turning this play into a Christmas Play. And that is what Shadowland Stages has done! First performed locally at Shadowland in July 2016 (and by Cornerstone Theatre Arts in Goshen in 2017), audiences can once again be entertained, enchanted and enlightened with a new production directed by Brendan Burke to run December 2-18, on Shadowland’s Mainstage, 157 Canal Street, Ellenville. Tickets: 845-647-5511 or by visiting www.shadowlandstages.org.

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New Poetry Venue in Pine Bush Orange County Poet Laureate Emeritus Robert Milby (pictured) will be the featured artist for Poetry at Soulshine Market on November 26 at 3:00pm. Milby is also the national poetry contest winner for Spring 2022,

winning first prize ($500 and the Malovrh-Fenlon Poetry Prize) for his poem Beethoven’s Ninth Sonata. An open reading follows at Soulshine Market, 96 Main Street, Pine Bush. Phone: 845744-6006. A $2 donation is requested.

Bethel Artists in Narrowsburg Established in 2016 as a not-forprofit organization serving the artists of the greater Bethel community, the Bethel Council of the Arts (BCA) provides creative support to over 100 artists through exhibition opportunities, sponsoring community events including the Kauneonga Lake “Mossy Birch I, II, III” by Naomi Teppich Music Festival, and through Hawley, Catskill Visions, its regular participation at the a BCA group art exhibit, Kauneonga Lake Farmer’s features work by 20 artists in Market and the Harvest a variety of artistic mediums, Fests and Holiday Markets at genres, and subject matter, Bethel Woods. The BCA also and represents the unique runs a vibrant and popular perspectives and inspirations year-round Book Club and of the BCA membership. has produced numerous The exhibit runs through performance art and film November 19 at the events. Narrowsburg Union, 7 Erie Curated by Harvey J. “Medicine Cabinet” Avenue. by Ramona Jan Lippman and James A. For info: 845-252-3100.

The Orange County Arts Council “Ignites” their Annual Art Gala The Orange County Arts Council (OCAC) announces Ignite: The Art Affair. The event will take place on November 19 from 6:00pm10:00pm at UAP, 453 Route 17K, Rock Tavern. Honorees this year are internationally-renowned sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard, UAP/ Polich Tallix Workshop Team, and video producer/mentor Everett Collie/EC Media Group. Ursula von Rydingsvard is best known for creating large-scale works influenced by nature, primarily using cedar and other forms of wood. Locally, her works Luba and For Paul can be found at Storm King Art Center. UAP is a global leader in delivering bespoke art and design projects and recently acquired Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry, making UAP the biggest art foundry in the world. With a legacy that dates back to 1968, this organization is one of the country’s premier fine art foundries, providing artists with the industrial capabilities and technological expertise required to realize their creative vision. From the design studio to the factory floor, the organization works across all

County Citizens Foundation, Leadership Orange and many others. Over the past few years, he has been a volunteer on the OCAC Live Music Committee connecting local musicians with audiences during the pandemic. In his spare time, he works with the youth at the Middletown YMCA Everett Collie clients and after-school program. UAP Workshop team customers. Behold a fiery feast of the arts and aspects of He and his wife, Cquera, started a immerse yourself in a blaze of wonder the creative media company around 2000, which at Ignite: The Art Affair, OCAC’s annual eventually became EC Media Group, celebration of the arts featuring live process, Ursula von Rydingsvard LLC. The company has been a NYS performances, tributes to champions of from commissioning and curatorial services, certified Minority and Women-Owned Orange County’s art scene plus artisan concept development and design entity since 2018, working with students food and drinks. Ignite also features an assistance to engineering, fabrication, from SUNY Orange, SUNY New Paltz immersive art experience produced by and installation. By pairing exceptional and Orange-Ulster BOCES to help give Ed Manner, with original music and strategies and manufacturing capabilities young photographers, video and graphic choreography by Ralph M’Vore. with the team’s unrivaled dedication artists, an opportunity to study their craft All proceeds from Ignite: The Art to excellence, UAP ensures that our via practical, hands-on approaches to Affair directly support programs and generation creates timeless and relevant learning. cultural events such as Hudson Valley Everett has volunteered with Hudson Creative Impact, The Student Arts objects, ideas, and places that will inspire and connect people for generations to Valley Honor Flight since 2014, Showcase, Arts Outreach initiatives, photographing trips with area WWII, and Community Arts Grants. OCAC is come. Everett Collie is an area creative who Korea War and Vietnam War veterans as only able to provide these programs and specializes in portrait and commercial they visit the D.C. war monuments and cultural events with your generosity. photography and videography. He memorials. He has donated his time and For tickets, visit OCAC’s website: uses his skills to help Orange County- talents to companies like Creatives MX, www.ocartscouncil.org or phone 845area businesses better connect to their Orange County Arts Council, Orange 202-0140.

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Ru Paul’s Drag Race Queen in Solo In her brand new one-woman show Foolish, RuPaul’s Drag Race queen Miz Cracker uses stand-up, dance, sketch-comedy, wig-reveals and jump splits to bring a little laughter into an increasingly confusing world. With her uniquely caustic humor, she delights audiences with wry stories about everything from travel and dating to more serious topics like

depression and addiction. In short, she recounts her own foolish decisions - so that everyone else can feel better about their own mis-steps. NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake, will present a benefit performance of Foolish with Miz Cracker on November 5 at 7:00pm. For tickets, visit nacl.org.

Grammy-nominated Valerie June hails from Tennessee. A musician, singer, songwriter, poet, illustrator, actor, certified yoga, mindfulness meditation instructor and author, she honorably served as a Turnaround artist working with students for the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities and continues

serving through The Kennedy Center. Valerie has recorded three critically acclaimed solo albums and has also written songs for legendary artists such as Mavis Staples and The Blind Boys of Alabama. She will perform at Bethel Woods on November 6 at 8:00pm. Tickets: www.bethelwoodscenter.org

It’s June in November at Bethel Woods


December 18

SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2:30pm to 5pm

Paintings, Stained Glass & Sculpture

The Gallery/Office Somewhat abstract in at Chant Realtors essence, the viewer is in Lords Valley invited to “see what presents the opening he or she wants to of a new art show see,” says the artist. featuring the work All are invited to of Edward Cohen. the opening reception Cohen, a resident of for this diverse Hemlock Farms, is an exhibit of paintings, award winning design stained glass and architect who in his wood sculpture on Watercolor by Edward Cohen more recent retiring years has embarked November 5, from 5:00pm-7:00pm upon a new career as an artist. at the Gallery/Office at Chant Realtors, Working in watercolor, stained glass Route 739, Lords Valley. The show runs and wood, Cohen’s focus is on nature from November 1 to December 27 and and organic design. Imagination plays a is on view every day, 9am-5pm. big part in the composition of his pieces. For more information: 570-775-7337.

“Natural Light” in Amity Gallery

Amity Gallery will present Natural Light, a solo exhibit of works by Karen Rossen from November 5 - 27. The show features Rossen’s recent works that focus on nature. The works “bring the outdoors inside.” Rossen does not attempt to portray actual plants, instead she paints a creation that could have lived somewhere else. “Connecting with the natural world may help us to slow down,” says Rossen. “We are part of nature and it’s important for us to preserve nature in all its beauty - important for our existence 28

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and survival.” Rossen studied art in her native Denmark and at the Newark School of Fine Arts and Industrial Art. She is the recipient of two Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation grants and has exhibited in numerous galleries at home and abroad. An opening reception will be held on November 5 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick. Gallery hours are Saturdays & Sundays, 1:00pm-4:00pm. Visit amitygallery.org

November 2022

November 9 to January 6

SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 1pm to 3pm

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