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Orange, Pike & Sullivan Counties, Cragsmoor, Ellenville & Marlboro

October 2019

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

From The Publisher... by Barry Plaxen Synchronicity of the month: Haute-contre singing in South Fallsburg and Haute conduite watercolors in Sugar Loaf. Vocabulary Lesson: Primus inter pares: First among equals. Semiotic: Relating to signs and symbols. New this Month: We welcome back the hamlets of Sparrowbush and Roscoe to our listings. String Trio of NY (jazz) in Goshen and NY String Trio (classical) in Ellenville. Edgar Allan Poe (dramatic reading) in Milford and Washington Irving (dramatic storytelling) in Goshen. Poland (dance) in Middletown and Egypt (art) in Shohola. Music by a Brazilian composer in Hurleyville and music by Tatar, Uruguayan and Japanese composers in Milford. Murals in Goshen and Greenwood Lake. Live from the Met in HD in Loch Sheldrake. Art created in a solar powered studio in Sugar Loaf. Storytelling (scary) in Florida and

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storytelling (humorous) in Wurtsboro. Reiki workshops in Rock Tavern and Rocky Horror in Forestburgh. An Audubon Society fundraiser in Roscoe and a Historical Society fundraiser in Newburgh. A Livingston Manor music festival concertizes in Bethel, and a Montgomery art school festival exhibits in Middletown. A Kingston resident (playwright) in Ellenville and a Kerhonkson resident (tenor) in So. Fallsburg. A quartet of musicians (lecture/Beatles) in Monticello and a quartet of musicians (concert/classical) in Monticello and Liberty. Sculptural objects and paintings in Narrowsburg, and pastels, acrylics & drawings in Highland Mills. Blues, classic rock, 60s and bluegrass in Phillipsport, and jazz in Montgomery. Halloween poetry readings with Orange County Poet Laureate Robert Milby and his poet-friends in the Chester, Cornwall and Greenwood Lake Libraries. Thanks to all those who helped in the preparation of this issue and to those volunteers who help us distribute.

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Art & Photography��������������������������������� 18 Books����������������������������������������������������� 18 Category������������������������������������������������ 15 Children & Teen’s����������������������������������� 18 October 2019 Calendar�������������������� 16-17 Demos, Lectures, Masterclasses���������� 14 Music - Pop, Folk, Rock, etc.,���������������� 14


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Community Arts: News, Views And Schedules Publisher, Barry Plaxen Editor, Sophia Krcic Delaware & Hudson CANVAS 297 Stone Schoolhouse Road Bloomingburg, NY 12721 845.926.4646 / 4647 Facebook: D&H CANVAS Please email calendar submissions by the 15th of the prior month to Please email submissions for classifieds to Nothing in this publication may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Greenwood Lake Library������������� 9, 25, 29 Grey Towers, Milford�������������������������� 8, 29 Harness Racing Museum, Goshen�������� 26 Highland Mills Library���������������������������� 12 Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop���������7 Hudson Valley Performing Arts Foundation��27 Hudson Valley Plein Air Fest 2019������������4 Hudson Valley Polonaise Society���������� 32 Hurleyville Arts Centre����������������������� 3, 10 Kindred Spirits Arts�������������������������������� 32 Liberty Harvest Festival 2019���������������� 12 Liberty Museum & Arts Center��������������� 12 Live from The Met in HD������������������������ 27 Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro��������11, 13 Mount St. Mary Desmond Campus������� 10 Music on Market, Ellenville�����������������������6 Nesin Cultural Arts, Monticello������������������9 Newburgh Historical Society������������������ 13 Newburgh Literary Festival�������������������� 28 Orange County Arts Council���������������������8 Phillipsport Community Center�������������� 24 River Valley Artists Guild������������������������ 10 Safe Harbors of the Hudson������������������ 28 SCCO Quartet������������������������������������������9 Shadowland Stages, Ellenville�������������� 21 Shandelee Music Festival�������������������������5 Sugar Loaf Fall Festival 2019����������� 22-23 Sullivan County Audobon Society�������������3 Sullivan County Historical Society��������� 28 SUNY Orange, Middletown������������ 4, 7, 12 SUNY Orange, Newburgh����������������� 16, 7 SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake������������ 27 Thornwillow Institute, Newburgh������������ 28 Unitarian Universalist Cong., Rock Tavern� 17 Wallkill River School, Montgomery� 4, 25, 29 Washingtonville Arts Collective�������������� 29 Wherehouse, Newburgh������������������������ 31 Wurtsboro Art Alliance����������������������������11 Wurtsboro Board of Trade: Halloweenfest��11

Explore the Fungi Kingdom in Roscoe John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi and former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association. He informs people about fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art and mushroom health extracts. Explore the fantastic kingdom of fungi when the Sullivan County Audubon Society hosts Michelotti as their guest speaker for their Annual Dinner on October 25 at 5:00pm at The Rockland House, 159 Rockland Road, Roscoe. From the largest living organism on the

planet to the first life on land, fungi are essential to life as we know it. Michelotti will cover the life cycle of fungi, the functions they serve in our environment, their uses throughout history, cultivation of mushrooms, medicinal potentials, and present day innovations which utilize fungi to solve problems we face today. For information and a reservation form, visit: “You do not need to be a member to attend,” says Audubon Society member Kate Hyden. “If you do attend, don’t forget a bird-related gift for our raffle!”

Book Signing & Reading, Ellenville Published in the spring of 2019, Carol Bergman’s unconventional murder mystery/thriller, Say Nothing, is set in upstate New York where private Investigator Margaret Singer and New York State Police Senior Investigator Charlie Griffith team up to solve the disappearance of a decorated Iraq veteran, David Rizzo. Not far into the investigation, the seasoned detectives realize that the young man’s disappearance is only one of several related crimes committed in their jurisdiction and that the FBI has taken a controlling interest in the case and invoked the Patriot Act. When David’s girlfriend and a young Afghan girl are found murdered, the case becomes even more complex and challenging.

Bergman’s articles, essays and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan and Her essay, Objects of Desire was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She’s written biographies of Mae West and Sidney Poitier, a memoir, two novellas, and a collection of flash fictions. She lives in New Paltz and since 1997 teaches writing at NYU as well as SUNY Ulster Writing Center. In its continuing series of celebrating local authors, the Ellenville Public Library and Museum, 40 Center Street, has scheduled a book reading and signing by longtime journalist, essayist and author Carol Bergman on October 8 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. For information, call 845-647-5530.

Premiere Film Screening, Hurleyville Inside Peace focuses on several hardened offenders doing time at the Dominguez State Jail. It offers a rare look, not only about life inside a correctional facility, but inside the hearts and minds of the men featured. At a time when the call for criminal justice reform is headline news and the number of incarcerated individuals is escalating in the U.S. (currently almost 2.3 million), Inside Peace highlights a timely and humanitarian approach that demonstrates how peace education helps chronic offenders break the cycle of crime. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring two local professionals, Carol Ryan, RN, and Jim Hobbs, MS (psychology professor) who volunteer to facilitate the Peace Education Program at Ulster Correctional Facility in nearby Napanoch, and Laura Quigley, Director

of the Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development, who will speak about a postincarceration reentry work program in Sullivan County. Inside Peace, winner of eight film festival awards, including four for Best Documentary, will have a premiere screening in Sullivan County on October 24 at 6:30pm at the Hurleyville Arts Centre, 219 Main Street. The Sullivan County Human Rights Commission is presenting this riveting film in collaboration with the Hurleyville Arts Centre, and in partnership with the Sullivan County NAACP, SALT, Sullivan 180, and Health Promotion Strategies Tickets and information available online at or call the ticket office at 845-707-8047. There is no charge but there will be a donation option to the Arts Centre to help to cover the costs of running the film and of staffing the theatre. October 2019

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Poetry Meets Music at SUNY Orange & Hudson Valley Plein Air Fest 2019 at 7:00pm in Orange Hall Gallery. Enjoy the beauty of the spoken word, and then meet and converse with the poets over light refreshments. Admission is free.

“Native Influence” by Richard Weber, created from piano keys

Poetry / Music Exhibit - October 1 Music ~ a Visual Perspective, a varied art exhibit with 75 artists, curated by Karen E. Gersch, is on view in Orange Hall Gallery, Middletown, through October 8. The show contains interpretations of music through sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs, printmaking, collages, mixed media and assemblages. Having the written word (in the form of poetry, related to music) hung among the visual artworks adds another enriching arts dimension to the exhibit. The exhibit’s displayed poets will read their ‘poems about music’ during An Evening of Poetry on Music, on October 1


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and include many of our local favorite artists. For a full list of participating artists, visit The week of painting ends on October 13 with two public events. Hudson Valley Plein The first is a “Quick Air Fest - October 8 Draw” event held at The Wallkill the Farmers Market in River School is Monroe. The public is hosting their annual invited to participate in Hudson Valley Plein the Quick Draw. Prizes Air Festival, which will be awarded for attracts artists all over first, second and third the U.S. to participate place in the adult and in a week-long Plein children categories. Air competition and Participants are display. required to bring their “Waterfall” by John McNally Hudson Valley Plein Air Fest 2018 Events kick off on own art supplies for October 8 with a welcoming meeting for the this contest, and have their canvas, paper artists, explaining the rules for the week’s or board stamped in at the beginning of the painting activities. Artists are required to event. produce at least three original works, painted The Quick Draw contest will start with en Plein Air or outside on site during the week. registration from 8:00am-9:00am, painting This year there are 30 artists participating. to take place from 9:00am-11:00am. Judging The artists in this event will be painting at and awards will begin immediately after at scenic locations all over the Hudson Valley. the Farmers Market. No pre-registration is Artists were selected by a jury for participation required. This event is weather permitting.

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Children participating in the Hudson Valley Plein Air Fest’s “Quick Draw” event, 2018

SUNY Orange Plein Air Exhibit On October 13, from 3:00pm-5:00pm, the public is invited to attend the Festival’s closing reception (and a Festival Exhibit opening reception) of the work created by the 30 artists that participated. Artists will host their display area. The reception and exhibit will be held in Orange Hall Gallery, located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue) on the SUNY Orange campus in Middletown. The exhibit is on display from October 13 through November 25. For Festival information contact Sara Pierson, Executive Director, Wallkill River School of Art, at 845-457-2787. For SUNY Orange info see ad page 3.

Shandelee Music Festival: Violin and Piano Synergy by Philip Ehrensaft

Design Studies, Amity

Waxman’s virtuosic Carmen Fantasie. The height of the concert, to my ears, The sonic and emotional power of will be Franck’s sonata. I refer you to combining violin and piano has engaged Caroline Gill’s 2015 Gramophone article, classical music’s great composers and “Franck’s Violin Sonata: Which One is performers since the invention of earliest Best?” Gill’s article is, in fact, a course in forms of the piano in the eighteenth itself on the varying ways that performers century. can interpret a great composition. Many In conjunction with the Shandelee Music of the recordings can be accessed by the Festival, the Bethel Woods Center for classical music streams available through the Arts is presenting a concert combining public libraries. I’ll quote Gill at length two masterworks of the genre by Franck to convey why Franck’s sonata is such an and Grieg, two jewels by Tchaikovsky, and The Borisevich Duo performs on October 6 at 3:00pm. important and wonderful musical creation: a Carmen-inspired fantasy by the refugee “The complex and minutely wrought Russia has been, is, and likely will structure of the piece is such that - even German-Jewish composer who became Hollywood’s master of film music, Franz continue to be, a rough place to live on this though the listener isn’t constantly made Waxman. The performers are a new Russian- planet. Russian music is one of the pillars self-consciously aware of it - its ideas are American power couple of violin and piano that gets people to endure. Like American running beneath the surface in a constant jazz, technical virtuosity is necessary but not metamorphosis, at the same time as driving chamber music, the Borisevich Duo. Violinist Nikita Borsivech earned his first sufficient to reach the heights of the music the music in a way that makes it stand up degrees at the Harvard/Stanford of rigorous profession. In jazz terms, you have to be to even the most repeated of listenings. And Russian classical music training, the Moscow saying something, telling a story from deep that same complexity makes it impossible Conservatory. Which was then furthered by down. for the piece’s lyricism ever to descend into That’s the kind of performance that we’ll sentimentality. It is a supreme example of graduate training at Johns Hopkins’ elite hear from the Borisevich Duo. Peabody Conservatory. head and heart ruling one piece in equal The concert will open with Edward measure - and performers have been in Pianist Margarita Loukanchinka commenced her training in the demanding Grieg’s Sonata for Violin and Piano no.3, disagreement since the earliest recordings Russian school of piano performance at op.45 in c minor, followed by Pyotr Illyich over which faction to give most credence. the tender age of five, and was accepted Tchaikovsky’s Meditation op.42, and his Revel in the concert of masterworks on by Peabody when she was just sixteen. In Waltz Scherzo op.34. After the intermission, October 6 at 3:00pm in the Event Gallery. the near future, she will have a Peabody there will be Cesar Franck’s majestral Tickets: visit Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major and or call 1-866-781-2922. doctorate of music in hand.

Ilonka Karasz is probably best known for her many covers for The New Yorker, but less known is that she was one of a handful of pioneering artists who worked to bring a modern aesthetic to the decorative and applied arts in The June 23, 1945 cover “The New Yorker” the U.S. in the early ofby Ilonka Karasz. years of the 20th century. Karasz was renown in a wide variety of fields such as textile, furniture, ceramic, silver, graphic and interior design as well as painting and printmaking. Born in Hungary in 1896, she studied art at the Royal School of Arts and Crafts, Budapest, one of the first women to do so. She came to America in 1913 and established herself as an artist of note with her bold and colorful designs. She was among the most modern of the moderns, yet her artistic ideas were based on ancient principles. An exhibit, Inspiration: Design Studies by Ilonka Karasz takes place at Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick, weekends through October 27. An opening reception: October 5 and closing reception: October 26 will both be held from 5:00pm-7:00pm. For info: 845-258-0818.

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Music on Market: Swing, R&B, Irish, Percussion, Mozart & Schubert - Oh My! October 3 - Saints of Swing

David Winograd is the leader of a Swing/ Dixie/Motown/R&B group, Saints of Swing, with vocalist Miss Rene Bailey, known as “Lady Sunshine”. The Saints, a collective of some of the tri-state area’s finest performers, provide a fresh and exciting experience in art and entertainment. Bailey was featured vocalist at the Peg Leg Bates Country Club for 20 years. She uses her vocal clarity to sell the blues with true feeling. Combining gospel, jazz, and rhythm/blues, she has performed with such great as Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Dave Brubeck, Ruth Brown, Paul Anka, Sam Cooke, and many more. The group will perform on October 3 at 7:30pm in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Jeffrey Golliher, Vicar (and Music on Market co-producer). “This concert will feature swing classics, plus some classic R&B, and a little gospel thrown in,” said Winograd. October 12 - Irish Eric Banger and The Mashers

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Institute of Sullivan and Ulster Counties (MISU). In her free time, so she can broaden her horizons, Anastasia plays Irish fiddle and Klezmer violin with local bands. She will fiddle as one of Eric Banger’s Mashers for a special program of Irish folk songs dealing with the theme of migration. “As we now face a crisis over the politics of migration in many areas of the contemporary world, including right here at home,” writes Masher guitarist and vocalist Jeff Doolittle, “many songs in the rich Irish tradition can provide much-needed human perspectives on the historic experiences of immigrants. “This concert will feature songs that poignantly capture both the trauma of departure as well as the excitement of travel, whether expressed as the acute sense of loss in leaving friends and family, the fear and desperation in the face of political violence, poverty and famine, or the joy at finding peace in new surroundings. Brief commentary on the history and meaning of the pieces selected will accompany the performance.” I Heaved a Sigh and Said Goodbye: Irish Songs of Migration will come to life on October 12, at 7:30pm at MISU. October 17 - Cecily Fortescue Benefit: Viola Recital Each year since the 2012 passing of Cecily Fortescue, Sullivan County’s beloved potter, tennis aficionado, WJFF classical DJ (Queen of Dead Air), and accomplished violist, her viola instructor Anastasia Solberg honors her with a concert dedicated to her memory. All proceeds and donations from this concert will go toward the Cecily Fortescue Scholarship Fund. This scholarship helps to fund the musical educations of students

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unable to pay for instruments and lessons. Anastasia played all seven viola parts on the CD of the Universe Symphony by Charles Ives. She has been the violist for the American Festival of Microtonal Music since 1996 and has many world premieres to her credit. For this concert she will introduce Aaron Minsky’s Three American Pieces to Music on Market concert-goers. American cellist Aaron Minsky is among the most influential string musicians of his generation. His “celtar” style (combining cello and guitar technique) has entered the popular and classical worlds. Over a dozen of his music books (Oxford University Press) have become standard repertoire. The viola is one of composer Krzysztof Penderecki’s favorite instruments, and he often uses the instrument, both tutti and solistically, for particularly expressive passages in his orchestral works. It is therefore not surprising that after composing his concertante solo works for violin and cello, he composed a concerto for viola as well. The Cadenza for Viola Solo is an appendix to the viola concerto: Solberg will perform the Cadenza along with Bach’s Cello Solo Suite No. 2 (on viola). The Cecily Fortescue Benefit concert will be in St. John’s on October 17 at 7:30pm. October 27 - NY String Trio: Early Bird Concert Musicologist Alfred Einstein writes about Mozart’s Divertmento K.563 (Mozart’s only finished composition for string trio): “Each instrument is primus inter pares, every note is significant, every note is a contribution to spiritual and sensuous fulfillment in sound. It is a true chamber-music work, and offers something special in the way of art, invention, and good spirits. One of his noblest works.” Schubert’s masterwork, the Trio No. 1 in

B-flat major, D 898, was completed in 1828, the last year of his life. It was published in 1836 as Opus 99, eight years after the composer’s death. “Schubert wrote two string trios. The first one, in B-flat, is much more emotionally stable than the second one, which I find interesting because, from a timeline perspective, they were written only several weeks apart.” - Allysia @ David Fiedler’s first violin teacher was his father, an artist by profession, who was also an amateur violinist and devoted music lover. David attended the High School of Music and Art and Juilliard PreCollege and College, where he was a student of Ivan Galamian. He plays with a number of Hudson Valley ensembles, and currently teaches violin at the Fei Tian Academy of the Arts in Middletown and Cuddebackville. Cellist Jay Shulman was a 36-year member of the Long Island Philharmonic, is cellist of the Broad Street Chamber Players, and teaches and performs throughout the Hudson Valley. He has produced CD reissues of the music of his father, Alan Shulman, for Bridge and Hep Records. Together with Solberg, they are the New York String Trio (not to be confused with the jazz ensemble: String Trio of New York, see page 8), and will offer their expert musicianship for an Early Bird Concert on October 27 at 4:00pm in St. John’s. St. John’s Episcopal Church and MISU are located at 40 Market Street, Ellenville. Both locations are handicapped accessible. Tickets at the door.

SUNY Orange, Middletown: Cello & Piano Since his Carnegie Hall debut in 1994, cellist Wolfram Koessel has performed as a chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist throughout the world. He is cellist of the world class (and often seen and heard Wolfram Koessel in Middletown and Newburgh) American String Quartet, and an Artist in Residence at Manhattan School of Music. Pianist Vadim Serebryany has been acclaimed by audiences and critics on five continents for his sensitive and intelligent music making. He is highly sought after as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. In his Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19, Rachmaninoff regarded the role of the piano as not just an accompaniment but equal to the cello. Most of the themes are introduced by the piano, while they are embellished and expanded in the cello’s part. In 1914, Debussy was encouraged by his music publisher to write a set of six sonatas for various instruments, in homage to the French composers of the 18th century. The First World War, along with the composers

Couperin and Rameau, inspired Debussy in writing the sonatas. The Six sonatas for various instruments by Debussy was a projected cycle of sonatas, that were interrupted by his death in 1918, after he Vadim Serebryany had composed only half of the projected sonatas. He left behind his sonatas for cello and piano, flute, viola and harp (see page 32), and violin and piano. Debussy’s Sonata for cello and piano, L.135, is notable for its brevity. It is a staple of the modern cello repertoire and is commonly regarded as one of the finest masterpieces written for the instrument. “Beethoven was the first great composer of cello sonatas. It’s a difficult medium, because the low notes of the cello tend to get covered by the bass of the piano, and balance between the two instruments is always precarious.” David Hurwitz. Koessel, Serebryany, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Beethoven all come together on October 6 at 3:00pm in the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall, Middletown. See ad page 13 for tickets, parking and directions.

SUNY Orange, Newburgh: Photo Exhibit Orange County: A Celebration of Its Culture, Land, and People is the title of the exhibit in the Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, from October 18-November 22. A beautiful and thought-filled juried show by the Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop, it visually demonstrates the artistry in photography. Each chosen photograph includes a title and the perspective and vantage point from which it was taken. Sometimes people get lucky and take a snapshot that captures a moment. However, photography as an art is planned and studied with much patience and knowledge of one’s equipment for lighting, time of day, angle, depth, balance, and composition. Members of the Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop take photography seriously so that it is indeed art. A reception for the exhibit is scheduled on the last Saturday of the month, October 26, from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer at which pianist Geoff Hamburg will perform. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer are situated in Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange. Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh, with

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free, secure parking available in the parking garage entered at 73 First Street. For information: 845-341-4891.

Pottery Exhibition

“Life, Still ~ functional pottery and larger scale original works” by Alexis Tellefson can be viewed from October 24-November 25 in the vitrine cases in the Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery. A reception will be held on October 26, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

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Orange County Arts Council: Let the Games Begin! The Orange County Arts industrial site into workshops Council (OCAC) announces and studios for artists, its annual gala, The Art Affair, entrepreneurs and creative saluting the contributions of Atlas professionals who need a Studios in Newburgh, Barry workspace. Lewis, former Executive Editor Honorees were chosen of the Times Herald-Record, and by the OCAC’s board Guidecraft, creators of highin recognition of their quality early childhood education contributions to the arts products and systems, on October and their ability to make Barry Lewis Joseph Fratesi & Thomas Wright Gary Bilezikian 5, from 6:00pm-10:00pm at the a difference in the lives of Palacio, 1700 Route 17M, Goshen. attracts and enables people to pursue many people through their work. This year’s theme is Hacienda de Cards, their artistic endeavors, while offering the The evening event includes such casino featuring an evening of games ranging from opportunity for entrepreneurship. But more favorites as blackjack, roulette and Texas poker to an escape room designed by Amy importantly, this event will enable OCAC to Hold ‘em, and tapas-style dinner, cocktails Lewis-Sweetman, plus large-scale games raise funds for our programming, grants and and non-alcoholic beverages. Local artists designed by Janet Howard-Fatta. Music arts support services.” will craft unique centerpiece designs that will be provided by the String Trio of New Barry Lewis, former editor of the Times will be available for purchase. York, the Warwick-based world class jazz Herald-Record and author of the memoir All attendees will receive $10,000 in chamber ensemble featuring James Emery From Brooklyn to Bucolic, is now the “Fun Chips” to play the event’s games and (guitar), Rob Thomas (violin) and Tony Vice President of Communications for the win tickets for auction prizes. Themed gift Marino (bass). Construction Contractors Association of the baskets, gift certificates to local businesses “We’re presenting an elegant evening affair Hudson Valley. and more are some of the prizes players can to celebrate the arts, and to enjoy playing a Guidecraft, led by president Gary win. round of poker or even trying your strategy Bilezikian, whose philosophy of universal Game host: Barbara Martinez, skills in the escape room,” says Sarah systems that integrate design, education, Goshen Chamber of Commerce. Master of McKay, OCAC executive director. “It’s an business and social policy, advances the Ceremonies: Anthony Davidowitz, Storm occasion to celebrate the contributions of goals of early childhood education globally. King Arts Center. Barry Lewis, Guidecraft and Atlas Studios. Atlas Studios, a design and manufacturing For more information on the Arts Council, Their cumulative effort elevates Orange firm formed in 1993 by Joseph Fratesi opportunities, memberships and more, visit County into an environment that inspires, and Thomas Wright, converted a 1920s or call 845-202-0140.

A Night with Poe

Gregory Giblin

Darren Fouse

Dramatic readings were a common form of entertainment for 19th century families, and the American Readers Theatre Company keeps that art form alive. Books by Edgar Allan Poe are found in the Grey Towers historic library, so what better way to mark Halloween than with the annual reading by American Readers Theatre? Join Gregory Giblin, Darren Fouse and Joe Rudy as they read and dramatize The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven and The Bells, “plus this year we have added Hop Frog which is truly a Halloween story,” said Giblin. Dramatic Reading: A Night With Poe will be held on October 26 at Grey Towers, Milford. The 6:00pm show is sold out. At press time, tickets for the 8:00pm performance are still available. For tickets, visit or call 570-296-9625. The readings are appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Attention Art (and food!) Lovers: Leo’s Cornwall location has an ongoing exhibition of lovely acrylics and watercolors created by Cornwall-on-Hudson artist, Nita Klein.


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SCCO Quartet - “A German Celebration” Join the remarkable Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra Quartet as they present a smorgasbord of German music. “This program was inspired by a supporter of ours who loves German music,” explained SCCO Artistic Director Andrew Trombley. “It was difficult to choose only a few composers out of so many and it wasn’t possible to organize a 4 hour concert. Starting with the second movement of a specific Haydn quartet was a must. While Haydn is an Austrian composer, his noble theme from the second movement has been adopted as the German National anthem. Mendelssohn was another necessary composer. Few have contributed to the arts in Germany the way Mendelssohn has. He revived the masterworks of Bach, developed the iconic ensemble Gewandhaus Leipzig Orchester, and used his studies to create masterworks drastically different from peers of his time.” Haydn’s Quartet No. 62 in C major, Op. 76, No. 3, boasts the nickname ‘Emperor’ because in the second movement is a set of variations on “Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser” (“God Save Emperor Francis”), an anthem he wrote for Emperor Francis II. Mendelssohn’s String quartet in d minor, Op. 44, No. 1 is part of the Op. 44 set of three string quartets that Mendelssohn dedicated to the Crown Prince of Sweden. The first of his three Opus 44 quartets was in

The Sullivan County Chamber Quartet, left-right: Luke Krafka (cello), Akiko Hosoi & Adrienne Harmon (violins), Drew Ricciardi (viola).

fact the last to be composed, being finished some 13 months after he first began work on the set. But this third quartet seems to have been Mendelssohn’s own favorite among the three, and so it merited the No. 1 slot. “The second half will open with the music of Engelbert Humperdinck, (no, not the famous 1960’s pop singer),” quipped Trombley. “Humperdinck is not known for much, but his opera Hansel & Gretel has stood the test of time with regular productions across the world with an audience favorite, Evening Prayer. “The program will end with the music of Brahms. We chose the c minor quartet because it serves as bridge between the world of chamber music and orchestral music for

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Brahms by using a thick harmonic language not typical of quartets at that time.” Brahms, 40 years old at the time of publication of his String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51, regarded the string quartet as a particularly important genre. He reportedly destroyed some twenty string quartets before allowing the two Op. 51 quartets to be published. The No. 1 in C minor quartet had been complete as early as 1865 but Brahms continued to revise it for nearly a decade. The terse, tragic quartet is remarkable for its organic unity and for the harmonically sophisticated, orchestrally inclined outer movements that bracket its more intimate inner movements. The SCCO Quartet performs the music of Haydn, Mendelssohn, Humperdinck and Brahms on October 26 at 7:00pm in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. John Street, Monticello, and on October 27, at 3:00pm in the Liberty Museum & Arts Center, 46 S. Main Street, Liberty. Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite or Facebook (sccoplayers), by phone: 845-7989006, or at the door. For information email Marina Lombardi at: The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra Quartet is a Nesin Cultural Arts sponsored project. SCCO is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Classically trained vocalist Ellen LaFurn started singing at the age of 17 with a “show group” called Chang Lee and the Zaniacs, singing at teen dances and nightclubs. She attended Kean University as a flute major as well as studying flute and voice privately. At Kean, she was the vocalist with the Big Band Workshop and a woodwind choir and concert band member. Ellen learned from such jazz greats as Roland Hanna, Gus Johnson, Danny Gibson and Miss Rhapsody. She was a member of the Bob Ackermann Group, the Joe Zarr Trio, while also performing with The Traces and the Gary Kay Trio. She also spent a number of years teaching in the Jersey City public school system. Ellen will perform “a jazzy stroll through classic music” singing memorable tunes such as Almost Like Being in Love, It was a Very Good Year, When Sunny Gets Blue, and It’s Only a Paper Moon on October 3, at 7:00 in the Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road. She will be accompanied by Vic Cenicola on guitar and Harold Zislan on bass. To register:, at the front desk or by phone: 845-477-8377, ext. 101.

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Sparrowbush: “Art in the Pines 2019”

Ephrat Asherie Dance in Hurleyville

The Orange County featured a slew of artists hamlet of Sparrowbush from local galleries and originated from Henry L. historical reenactors from Sparrow, owner of a large many of the local historical tract of timberland near the societies. Art in the Park D & H Canal. This land continued to grow in 2018 had been called Sparrow’s and 2019, and has become “Bosh”, meaning Sparrow’s a successful annual slope or Sparrow’s “Bosk” event, well attended with meaning Sparrow’s thicket people stopping by to or woods. Over the years enjoy art displays and it changed to its present demonstrations. name, Sparrowbush. Cottage in the Pines, The Cottage in the in conjunction with the Pines in Sparrowbush is RVAG, will present Art in a lovingly restored Bed the Pines 2019, a day of and Breakfast with over fine art on the grounds of 100 acres of property “Bushkill Creek at Cottage in the Pines” Cottage in the Pines, 1200 by Susan Miiller criss-crossed with hiking Route 42, Sparrowbush, trails, a meandering stream and lovely mill on October 5, from 10:00am-4:00pm (Rain pond. Only a few miles from the Delaware Date: October 6, 10:00am-4:00pm). River, the historic home is located next to The event features artists displaying, an eagle preserve, convenient to rafting in demonstrating and selling their original the Delaware, and close to the home of fly two- and three-dimensional creations and fishing in the Neversink Area. personally designed functional fine art. At The River Valley Artists Guild (RVAG) press time, some of the artists who will be has presented many successful public art displaying and demonstrating their craft events throughout the years such as Art include RVAG president Joan Kehlenbeck, & History in the Park in Port Jervis in Susan Miiller, Daniela Cooney, Joe 2016, which was the very first version of Petrosi, Gene Iovine, Evelyn Kish, Joan what locals know today as Art in the Park. Standora, Elva Zingaro, Judith Cramer Coordinated by William Schill, the event and Patty Koch.

Ehud Asherie is a jazz Odeon delves into what pianist who integrates the happens when you bring venerable New York piano together the extended tradition into his inventive family of street and style. club dances - including Ephrat “Bounce” breaking, hip hop, house Asherie is a New York and vogue - remix them, City-based dancer, and pick them apart and choreographer and a 2016 challenge them to inhabit Bessie Award Winner for Members of Ephrat Asherie Dance, left unfamiliar spatial and Innovative Achievement to right: Matthew West, Ephrat Asherie choreographic contexts. & Manon Bal. Photo by Robert Altman. in Dance. EAD performs Odeon at Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) is a the Hurleyville Arts Centre on October 5 at dance company rooted in street and social 7:00pm. Ticket prices include admission to dance. Dedicated to revealing the inherent and participation in a master class/workshop complexities of these forms, EAD explores on October 4 at 6:00pm. the expansive narrative qualities of various The EAD Street and social Dance Multistreet and club styles to tell stories, develop generational Workshop is created to inform, innovative imagery, and find new modes connect and bring individuals from all of expression. The company has presented generations together through street and work at The Apollo Theater, Jacob’s Pillow social dance. Members from the company Dance Festival, La MaMa, New York Live will demonstrate and lead this movement Arts and The Yard, among others. workshop, emphasizing how meaningful Odeon, an original dance work for seven creating relationships through movement dancers is the second collaboration between can be. The workshop draws from various sister and brother team Ephrat and Ehud styles as a means to help participants move Asherie. Set to the music of Brazilian out of their comfort zone, find new modes of composer Ernesto Nazareth, known for expression and connect with one another. mixing early 20th century romantic music This master class is $20 without purchase with samba and other popular Afro-Brazilian of Saturday performance or it is included in rhythms, this work takes a hybrid approach the $30 performance ticket price. to movement.

Visit Venice in Newburgh Mount Saint Mary College’s Desmond Campus presents an exhibit of photography by David Nicholls entitled, La Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic. Many of these photographs have been processed to resemble the watercolor paintings that would have been produced by many competent 19th century amateurs in their travels. Others have been processed to resemble engravings that might be found in early tourist guidebooks.


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A further group of images draw on the restricted color palette of late 19th century color postcards that used the Photochrom process to colorize black & white photos. Meet the photographer and see his beautiful images on October 6 from 1:00pm-3:00pm for the artist’s reception. The show is on view through November 8 at Desmond Campus, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh. Call for viewing hours: 845-565-2076.

Wurtsboro Halloweenfest 2019 Hosted by the Wurtsboro Board of Trade, the family fun filled event known as Halloweenfest takes place on October 26 from Noon-3:00pm this year. It’s always fun to see man’s best friends gussied up for Halloween! You and your furry (or non-furry!) friend can win a prize for Scariest, Prettiest, Funniest, Best Superhero, Best Owner/Pet Combo for the HowlO-Ween Pet Parade. Registration takes place at Veterans Park from Noon-1:00pm. ($5 Pet Parade registration fee will be donated to the Sullivan County SPCA). There are prizes for the Scariest, Prettiest, Funniest, Best Superhero, and Best Overall at the Children’s Costume Contest. Register early so the kids don’t miss out on the many crafts and games, and petting zoo! In keeping with the spirit (or spirits!) of the season, the Wurtsboro Art Alliance and other local artists will once again paint the windows of Sullivan

Costumed Kids at Halloweenfest, 2017

“Wizard-Kitty” Halloweenfest, 2017

Street shops. The windows will be completed by October 25 and judged on October 26. Judges include Wallkill River School Board chairperson Penny Thelman, Wurtsboro resident Hollie Hall, CANVAS publisher Barry Plaxen, and You, The Public! Paintings will be up for all to enjoy through November 4 so be sure to enjoy an art-viewing stroll along Sullivan Street! “We’ll be awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd place based on our esteemed panel of judges’ blind review, ($100, $75, & $50 respectively), and a People’s Choice Award based on ballots from anyone who would like to stroll our “Window Art Gallery” from October 26 to November 4. The Wurtsboro Board of Trade and its members sponsor the prizes,” said Carol Gillen of Jerry’s Collision. Food offerings include hot dogs, chips and drinks for sale, and a bake sale by the Mamakating Lions Club!

Myths, Monsters & More in Mamakating Neilson Gallery at 73 Sullivan Myths and Monsters is the Street from 1:00pm-4:00pm title of the Wurtsboro Art and have some creative fun! Alliance’s (WAA) October And be sure to look out for a exhibition, running October beautiful black witch (with 5-27. See how the WAA artists horns and a penchant for interpreted that theme at the free poisoned apples!) roaming opening reception, October 5 Sullivan Street for a photo op from 2:00pm-4:00pm. with you! The WAA’s Catskill Talks Kitty Mitchell has a lecture series concludes on collection of her work on October 19 at 5:00pm with display at the Mamakating An Evening of Literature. Library through the end of Local writers Nicole A. Slevin, November. Margaret Bruetsch and Isabel A self-described magpie, Braverman will read and Mitchell works in mixed share insights on their writing media, incorporating hand process. painted and embossed papers, The last free class of the vintage photos, reclaimed season offered by the WAA takes place on October 26. Just “Tapestry” by Kitty Mitchell canvases, polymer clay, and in time for Halloween, Paula Arwen Owen whatever bits of flotsam and gypsum strikes will show you how to create a silhouette card her fancy! Her work has been featured in 10 using an Exacto knife to cut a design. Check Somerset Publications and she has been the the WAA’s Facebook page for time. Space president of the WAA for two years. Mitchell and the WAA board thank all is limited and reservations are required. of their instructors and volunteer teachers’ Reserve your spot at: For the fifth year, the WAA will collaborate aides for helping to make their grant-funded with the Wurtsboro Board of Trade to classes a success this year! The WAA also give free art experiences for children of thanks the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance all ages during Wurtsboro’s Halloweenfest and Sullivan County Programs and Planning on October 26. Stop by the WAA’s John for the grants that made them all possible.

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Remembering Randi at SUNY Orange Hall’s Student Gallery of works inspired by Eisman herself, especially On September 13, 2019, we through her teaching. experienced an amazing digital Rather than receiving presentation in the Harriman credit for and sharing more Lecture Hall at Orange County widely her great vision, Community College (OCCC) she was chosen to inspire in Middletown of drawings and students in SUNY Orange art paintings by Randi Eisman, classes, and more broadly in OCCC adjunct instructor of Yoga classes, which included art for 27 years. devoted students. Beginning with very fine Randi was good enough to figure studies from Boston have me demonstrate pastel College where she graduated technique in her portrait Magna Cum Laude and “Gone But Not Forgotten” class for many years. I was Suma Cum Laude for MA, digital by Francesco Pizzari honored and humbled to be she then created watercolors of landscapes, included in this exhibit of works inspired by foliage, people and animals in different this magnificent artist. countries around the world. Eisman’s work Susan Slater-Tanner, professor of art at developed from the richness of Western Art SUNY Orange organized the event, and is to the approaching symbolism of Buddhist also showing a fine portrait with prints of philosophy. Randi herself. The exhibit runs through Opening in conjunction with the October 5 with works offered for sale to presentation is an art exhibit in Harriman benefit the student supply fund. by Cynthia Harris-Pagano

The 26th Annual Liberty Harvest Festival Sponsored by the Liberty of the Keyboard Wizard. Museum & Arts Center, Editor’s Note: Be sure to the 26th annual Liberty check out the Art Educators of Harvest Festival takes place Sullivan County exhibit with on October 12 & 13 from works by Ryan Cormier, Noon-4:00pm. Kim Simons, Valerie In addition to the Festival’s Taggart, Ann Higgins, Pat “Sidewalk Sale”, craft fair Gersten, Nancy Lew Lee, and live music, Saturday’s Brenda Sywalski, Kath events include kids’ crafts Johansen, Lee Parks, Jena with Mathew Sherman, H. Love, Laurie Kilgore a concert by the Jalapeno and Rocky Pinciotti. The Jazz Trio, and an applesauce exhibit is on view through eating contest! October 13. On Sunday visitors can “Simultaneous Conversations: The Liberty Museum & enjoy the Catskill Chili Arts Center is located at 46 Growth” by Brenda Sywalski, Cook Off Contest judging “Art Educators of Sullivan County.” South Main Street, Liberty. and award ceremony and a concert by Music For information call 845-292-2394.

Highland Mills: Pastels, Acrylics, Drawings Elizabeth Muise is a Boom Boom Shake. visual artist and performer. Elizabeth is the featured After graduating from Alfred artist for the month of University with a BFA in October at the Rushmore visual arts, she continued her Memorial Branch of studies with Gayle Clark Woodbury Public Library, Fedigan, where she fell in 16 Route 105, Highland love with pastels. Elizabeth Mills. Come and see her has since immersed herself pastels, acrylic paintings in the local arts scene, and drawings during the interning with photographer opening reception on Spencer Tunick, creating art October 3 from 5:30pmfor private collections, and 7:30pm. studying with her current If you can’t attend the mentor, Garin Baker. reception, visit the Library When she is not painting, Self Portrait by Elizabeth Muise any time during the month you may find her teaching and performing of October to view her works. bellydance, and performing with her band, For information: 845-928-6162, ext. 102. 12

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“Shorts & Sweets for Friends,” Wurtsboro There’s an old saying of Ellenville and Artistic that goes “Everything is Director Carol Montana of better when it’s shared with Grahamsville. Jokes and short friends.” stories about friends will be On October 25 at followed by sweets and snacks 6:30pm, the Friends of provided by the Friends of the the Mamakating Library Cookie House Carol Montana Library, which is hoping to invite you to share some attract more members. laughter and maybe a few tears when Big So, come and enjoy...and bring a friend. Sky Productions of Grahamsville presents Admission is free! Shorts & Sweets for Friends. For information and reservations, contact The show will be performed by longtime the library at 845-888-8004. The library is Big Sky contributor DeLois “Cookie” House located at 128 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro.

Fundraiser-Dance for Historical Society The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands was launched unofficially when the Hasbrouck House (Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh) was in danger of demolition after the Revolutionary War. The current Society, incorporated in 1884, has always been an advocate for Newburgh’s history. The Society’s headquarters, 1830 Captain David Crawford House, was purchased in 1954 to save it from demolition and symbolizes their dedication to preserving and protecting Newburgh’s assets. Help support the Society’s efforts. Relive the 1960s at a throwback “Hi-Y” Dance. Come listen to The Stately DJ Wayne Manor and Hardly Quinn play music

from the era and watch running loops of old Newburgh home videos on October 5, from 7:00pm-10:00pm in Gallo Hall at Old Sacred Heart School, 24 South Robinson Avenue, Newburgh. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Ticket cost includes two free wine or beer, drinks and pizza! Tickets can be purchased at: For more info, see ad on page 29. Note: The Crawford House, a historic house museum and the Society’s headquarters, at 189 Montgomery Street within the City of Newburgh’s Historic District, is open for tours on Sundays from 1:00pm-4:00pm or by appointment.

Wellness Modalities - Learn REIKI! Reiki is based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words: “Rei” which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and “Ki” - “life force energy”. Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” Like acupuncture, yoga and other practices, Reiki is now viewed by many as an effective, accepted alternative practice in mainstream America. A 2014 Washington Post headline read: “Reiki goes mainstream: Spiritual touch practice now commonplace in hospitals... the energy healing is being woven into patient services and treatment programs for people with cancer, fibromyalgia, pain and depression.” A 2008 USA Today article reported that in 2007, 15% of US hospitals (over 800) offered Reiki as a regular part of patient services, including these prominent academic medical centers: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia, Yale New Haven Hospital, Dana-Farber/ Harvard Cancer Center, and Johns Hopkins Hospital & Health System.

“Reiki sessions cause patients to heal faster with less pain,” says Marilyn Vega, RN, a private-duty nurse at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Reiki accelerates recovery from surgery, improves mental attitude and reduces the negative effects of medication and other medical procedures. Debra Sheafe of Innervision Wellness states: “Reiki is universal energy that flows into the hands and crown chakra with an attunement. Everyone is capable of holding the frequency of Reiki; some are just more drawn to it than others. The “Ki” flows from the hands and the third eye. “Hands can work on the physical body or within the auric field, responding to heat, cold, energy shifts and imbalances. They can be layed on the chakras or a place where there is pain or injury. The goal is to “allow” for the healing to take place between the client and higher universal source.” Everyone has the innate ability to “give” Reiki to others. The Reiki attunement is a powerful spiritual experience. Attunement energies are channeled into the student through the Reiki Master. If you would like to learn, join Debra and others for one of her Reiki workshops. See ad page 5 for details.

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Give Me a Minute, I have to Think About it”���������������������������������� George Toth & Diana Underwood MSM-DC Sep 27, 10am FEE “Holistic Eye Care” Dr. Marc Grossman�����������������������������������������������MSM-DC Sep 27, 11am FEE “The Occupation of the Channel Islands” Stephan Wilkinson��������������MSM-DC Oct 1, 10am FEE “Rocks and Minerals of the Hudson Valley” Giles Reimer����������������������MSM-DC Oct 2, 6pm FEE “Stop Taking It Personally” Diane Lang���������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Oct 3, 1pm FEE “The Beatles-the Sequel” Barry Wiesenfeld���������������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, Oct 3, 6pm Placemaking Tour Orange County Citizens Foundation����������Rustic Wheelhouse, Chester, Oct 5, 9:30am Owl Prowl����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Oct 5, 7pm FEE Signs of Fall Hike��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Oct 6, 10am FEE “The Battle of Midway” Matt Soltis������������������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Oct 7, 3:30pm Informational Tour����������������������������������������������Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Newburgh, Oct 8, 9am “Your Skin is Your Largest Organ” Toni-Jean Kulpinski���������������������MSM-DC Oct 10, 2pm FEE Psychic Cyndee������������������������������������������������������������������ Crawford Library, Monticello, Oct 10, 6pm “Enterprise and Courage: The Civil War Years” Robi Josephson���������������������������������������������������� Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Oct 10, 6:30pm “Happy Birthday Eleanor Roosevelt!” Joan Monk������������������������������MSM-DC Oct 11, 11am FEE “Getting Great Real Estate Deals” Rick Nathan�������������������������������������MSM-DC Oct 11, 2pm FEE Literary Panel: Fall Gardening�����������������������������Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg, Oct 12, 2pm “Stop the Panic and Anxiety” Diane Lang����������������������������������������������MSM-DC Oct 15, 1pm FEE “The Cat Men of Gotham: Tales of Feline Friendships in Old New York” Peggy Gavan��������������� MSM-DC Oct 15, 3pm FEE “The NOT So Sweet Sweeteners” Toni-Jean Kulpinski��������������������������MSM-DC Oct 17, 2pm FEE “The Kingdom of the Arctic Narwhal - The Unicorn of the Sea” An Illustrated Presentation�������� Joseph Meehan SUNYO-RCSE Oct 16, 7pm “Staging Tips for Selling Your Home” Claudia Jacobs��������������������MSM-DC Oct 18, 10:30amFEE “Wall Street Secrets” Rick Nathan�����������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Oct 18, 2pm FEE “Sixties @ 50:Woodstock Memories” panel discussion�������������������������� Bethel Woods, Oct 19, 6pm “Dr. Frederick Cook” Douglas Bonoff��������������Sullivan County Museum, Hruelyville, Oct 20, 2pm “Cornelia Bryce Pinchot & the 19th Amendment: The Women’s Vote & a Century of Impact”�� lecture & panel discussion Grey Towers, Milford, Oct 20, 2pm “Get Organized! How to Keep Track of Your Medical Paperwork” Puja A.M. Thomson�������������� MSM-DC Oct 21, 2pm FEE “Health Disparities of the LGBTQ Community” Dr. Stephanie Zeszutek, w/discussion ����������������� SUNYO-RCSE Oct 22, 7pm “Oz in Popular Culture” Joan Monk�������������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Oct 23, 1pm FEE Science Cafe: “Update on Some Tickborne human diseases in North America”����������������������������� John R. McLaughlin Flaming Grill & Buffet, Newburgh, Oct 23, 7:15pm “The History of Sign Language” Diana Phelps����������������������������������MSM-DC Oct 24, 3:30pm FEE “A Gathering of Ghosts” Ron Cain��������������������������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, Oct 24, 6pm “The Maestro Mystique” Russell Ger������������������������������ Ritz Theatre, Newburgh, Oct 24, 7pm FEE “The Kingdom of Fungi” John Michelotti, Audubon Society Dinner Gala���������������������������������������� Rockland House, Roscoe, Oct 25, 5pm Literary Panel: Sci-Fi Dystopia Panel������������������Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg, Oct 26, 2pm “The Chinese in America” Jeffrey Dosik�������������������������������������������������MSM-DC Oct 30, 1pm FEE “How to Get Better Mileage From Your Late Model Bod” Mary. Mulrooney���������������������������������� MSM-DC Oct 30, 1pm FEE “An Astronomy Transit: Mercury 2019” Dr. Colette Salyk�����������������SUNYO-KH Oct 30, 7:15pm “Bram Stoker’s Dracula and His Widow’s Lawsuit” Leon Di Martino������MSM-DC Oct 31, 10am FEE Master ClassES Steps from a Lump of Clay into a Carved and Pierced Vessel Jacqui Doyle Schneider������������������ SUNYO-KH Oct 3, 2:45pm Multi-generational Street & Social Dance Ephrat Asherie Dance������������������������������������������������������ Hurleyville Arts Centre, Oct 4, 6pm FEE DEMOS Multiple visual artists Art in the Pines 2019����Cottage in the Pines, Sparrowbush, Oct 5, 10am-4pm Artist Talks Carole Loeffler mixed media installation, Gregory Curry paintings������������������� DVAA Oct 5, 2pm “An Evening of Literature” Nicole A. 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sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill and Al’s Music Center, Port Jervis

Hudson Valley Swing Band������������Wallkill Community Center, Middletown, Tuesdays, 1pm FREE Albi Beluli�����������������������������������������������������������������������Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Thursdays, 7pm Music for Humanity folk���������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, 3rd Saturday, 7:30pm Wild Ponies r&r, folk, country�������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 2, 8pm Saints of Swing swing, Motown, r&b, Klezmer������� St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville, Oct 3, 7:30pm Dylan Doyle Band roots, rock, jam funk���������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 3, 8pm Gordon Lightfoot��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Oct 3 & 4, 8pm In Spite of Ourselves acoustic rock, Triversity First Fridays��������WaterWheel, Milford, Oct 4, 8pm Bobby Harden’s Soul Purpose Band r&b, soul���������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 4, 8pm The Dark Horses: “Concert for George (Harrison)”�������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 5, 8pm Deadgrass Garcia������������������������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Oct 5, 8pm Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis blues��������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 6, & Oct 20, 11am First Sunday Concert Series Americana�������������Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Oct 6, 2pm The Jagaloons, Super Creep, The Stately DJ Wayne Manor & Hardly Quinn Beach/Surf����������� The Falcon Underground, Oct 6, 2pm First Sunday Music Series������������������������������������Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, Oct 6, 2pm Cuboricua! salsa���������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 11, 8pm Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock rock, Americana��The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Oct 11, 8pm Eric Banger and the Mashers Irish�������������������������������������������������MISU Ellenville, Oct 12, 7:30pm Deuces Child folk����������������������������������� Unitarian Universalist Cong., Rock Tavern, Oct 12, 7:30pm “Shadows & Light” Joni Mitchell Tribute���������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 12, 8pm Uncommon Ground bluegrass, blues, jazz�������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 13, 11am Josh Ritter��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Oct 13, 8pm On The Trail fiddle, pop, country���������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Oct 13, 8pm An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash������������Bethel Woods, Oct 15, 8pm Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions�����The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Oct 16 & Oct 30, 7pm Latin Jazz Express Puente & Palmieri���������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 17, 8pm The Parker Brothers Extravaganza�������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 18, 8pm Brad Scribner keyboard, Hudson Valley Bluegrass ExpressPhillipsport Community Center, Oct 19, 7pm John Sebastian��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Oct 19, 8pm Ed Palermo Big Band rock����������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 19, 8pm Poet Gold’s POELODIES spoken word, hip hop�������������������The Falcon Underground, Oct 23, 7pm Bobby Messano & Bob Malone blues, rock�������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 24, 8pm Hurley Mountain Highway pop, rock��������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Oct 25, 8pm Chris O’Leary Band blues����������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 26, 8pm Menza Madison Band r&r��������������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Oct 26, 8pm Saints of Swing swing, Motown, r&b, Klezmer�������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 27, 11am Murali Coryell 50th B’Day Bash blues����������������������������������The Falcon Underground, Oct 27, 1pm Ceesar: The Bowie Show rock������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 30, 8pm The Commonheart w/The Outcrops rock, soul��������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Nov 3, 8pm OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC Listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar

Open Mic����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Sundays, 3pm Open Mic w/Steve Schwartz & Antoine Magliano������������Dutch’s Tavern, Rock Hill, Mondays, 7pm Joanna Gass and the Search & Rescue Orchestra������� Brew, Rock Hill, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm Open Mic������������������������������������������������������� Heartbeat Music Hall, Grahamsville, Wednesdays, 7pm The Parting Glass Band Celtic�������������������� Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm Marc Von Em soul, blues, funk�������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford, Last Fridays, 8pm-11pm Jake Lentz piano & Marilyn Kennedy vocalsGiovanni’s Inn, Wurtsboro, Fridays & Saturdays, 6pm-9pm Acoustic Open Mic Sessions������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon Underground, Oct 2, 7pm Fire at Will�������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 4, 7:30pm Bruce Perone������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 5, 2pm-5pm CRUSH������������������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 5, 7:30pm Chris Brown�������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 6, 2pm-5pm Jack Higgins & Friends��������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 11, 7:30pm Jennie Jazz Trio������������������������������������������������������ Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 12, 2pm-5pm Floyd Pink - $10 breast cancer donation night����������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 12, 7:30pm Big Time Tomato���������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 13, 2pm-5pm HV Live Band Karaoke������������������������������������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Oct 17, 7pm Gregg Van Gelder band�������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 18, 7:30pm Gary Adamson�������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 19, 2pm-5pm Hurley Mountain Highway��������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 19, 7:30pm Erol Ogut���������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 20, 2pm-5pm Kevin Finnan & Friends������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 25, 7:30pm Jim & Michelle Iannucci��������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 26, 2pm-5pm Stone Flower Santana tribute, Halloween party������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 26, 7:30pm Evan & Alan������������������������������������������������������������ Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Oct 27, 2pm-5pm

Canvas category calendar

sponsored by Hudson Valley Planning & Preservation, Monroe; Matthews Pharmacy, Ellenville and Jeffersonville Hardware CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times.


“Paige Turner - Confessions of an Un-Natural Blonde”��������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Sep 28, 8pm


Monday Afternoon at the Movies���������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Mondays, 1pm, FREE Manhattan Short Film Festival�����������������������SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Sep 28, 7pm “They Shall Not Grow Old” w/panel discussion������Downing Film Center, Newburgh, Sep 30, 7pm FREE “Inside Peace” documentary�������������������������������������������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre, Oct 24, 6:30pm “Paris to Pittsburgh” documentary & discussion��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Harriman Hall, Middletown, Oct 25, 7:15pm


“Shorts and Sweets” prose, jokes, humor����Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Oct 25, 6:30pm FREE


Ephrat Asherie Dance������������������������������������������������������������������ Hurleyville Arts Centre, Oct 5, 7pm “Organism” improvisational music & dance�������������������������������������������Tusten Theatre, Oct 12, 8pm

FAIRS & FestivalS

NY Renaissance Faire��������������������������������������������������������������������������� Tuxedo, Oct 5 & 6, 10am-7pm Twin Forts Day����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Fort Montgomery, Oct 5, 10am-4pm Pie Fest������������������������������������������������������������������ Craigville Bible Church, Chester, Oct 5, Noon-5pm Harvest Festival Ellenville Garden Club��������� Hunt Memorial Building, Ellenville, Oct 5, 9am-4pm Wine Festival����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Oct 5, 1pm-5pm Applefest������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Warwick, Oct 6, 9am-5pm Goshen Art Walk�����������������������������������������������������Myron Urbanski Park, Goshen, Oct 6, 10am-2pm Performing Arts College Fair w/panel “The Right Fit”�������Monroe Woodbury HS, Oct 6, 12:30pm Liberty Harvest Festival����������������������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Oct 12 & 13, Noon-4pm Fall Festival��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Sugar Loaf, Oct 12-14, 10am-5pm Harvest Festival���������Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, Oct 12, 11am-4pm Callicoon Artwalk����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Callicoon, Oct 12, Noon-8pm Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Oct 12, 1pm-5pm Newburgh Literary Festival���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Oct 18-20 Halloweenfest������������������������������������������������ Veterans Memorial Park Wurtsboro, Oct 26, Noon-3pm


The SAIL Foundation Antique Appraisal Road Show��Warwick Reformed Church, Oct 5, 10am-4pm Orange County Arts Council “The Art Affair” Gala����������������������������� Palacio, Goshen, Oct 5, 6pm Newburgh Historical Society Retro-Romance Dance Party�������Old Sacred Heart School, Newburgh, Oct 5, 7pm Cecily Fortescue Benefit concert Anastasia Solberg, viola������������������������������������������������������������������ St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville, Oct 17, 7:30pm Bernt Balchen Lodge Sons of Norway Scholarship Fund Oktoberfest Dinner Dance���������������������� Lackawaxen Fire House, Oct 26, 6pm Wallkill River School Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Band & guests������Wallkill River School, Oct 26, 8pm

Halloween See also Poetry category

Haunted House Tours Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop������ Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg, Oct 11-16 Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe American Readers Theatre Company������������������������������������������������������ Grey Towers, Milford, Oct 26, 6pm & 8pm Halloween at the Woods���������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Oct 27, 1pm

Museums Not listed in centerspread

“At the End of Our Tether: The Road to the Newburgh Conspiracy & Its Aftermath”����������������� Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh, Oct 12, 2pm “It was dark back then” House Tours�������� Knox’s Headquarters, Vails Gate, Oct 19, 7pm-10:30pm

Music - Classical - Band

English Concert American Fellows������������������ Thornwillow Institute, Newburgh, Oct 5, 2pm FREE Hat Trick Trio Kindred Spirits Arts������������������������������� St. Patrick’s Church, Milford, Oct 5, 7:30pm Borisevich Duo Shandelee Music Festival�������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Oct 6, 3pm Wolfram Koessel cello, Vadim Serebryany piano�������������������Orange Hall, Middletown, Oct 6, 3pm New York Wind Symphony�������������������������������������������Monroe-Woodbury High School, Oct 6, 3pm “Strings, a Horn, and a Tenor”��������������St. Andrew’s Church, So. Fallsburg, Oct 12, 7:30pm FREE Anastasia Solberg viola, Cecily Fortescue Benefit concert������������������������������������������������������������������� St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville, Oct 17, 7:30pm SCCO Quartet�������������������������������������������������� St. John’s Episcopal Church, Monticello, Oct 26, 7pm & Liberty Music & Arts Center, Oct 27, 3pm New York String Trio���������������������������������������� St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville, Oct 27, 4pm Munich Philharmonic String Quartet Newburgh Chamber Music����������������������������������������������������� St. George’s Church, Newburgh, Nov 2, 3pm Infusion Baroque “Who Killed Leclair?”, Kindred Spirits Arts����������������������������������������������������������� Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Milford, Nov 2, 7:30pm

Music - jazz in restAURANTS “FREE” Means “No Cover ChaRGE”

Eric Person Band�����������������������������������������������������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Saturdays, 9pm

Jared Gold Organ Trio, JazzPort series����������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Sep 28, 7pm. Neil Alexander Keyboard, Thierry Arpino drums, Ira Coleman bass, 4th Saturday Jazz���������������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 28, 9pm FREE Tony Malaby Trio�������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 29. 8pm Ellen LaFurn “American Songbook: Timeless Classics”�������Greenwood Lake Library, Oct 3, 7pm FREE Karl Berger�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 6, 8pm Jazz Sessions Tony Jefferson, host���������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Oct 9, 7pm Jean-Michel Pilc Trio piano��������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 13, 8pm Common Tongue��������������������������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 16, 8pm Bob Wylde Quartet�������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Oct 20, 1pm FREE Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Band & guests Fundraiser��������������������� Wallkill River School, Oct 26, 8pm 4th Saturday Jazz Neil Alexander, Jim Cammack, Terry SilverlightThe Wherehouse, Oct 26, 9pm FREE Edmar Castañeda Quartet jazz harp������������������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 27, 8pm


“Turandot” Puccini, Live from the Met����������������������SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Oct 12, 1pm “Manon” Massenet, Live from the Met�����������������������SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, Oct 26, 1pm

Poetry (& Prose) Readings

Poetry for an Autumn Afternoon Robert Milby������������Highland Mills Library, Sep 28, 2pm FREE An Evening of Poetry on Music�����������SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown, Oct 1, 7pm FREE Harvey Greenwald����������������������������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Oct 3, 7pm Poetry at the Karpeles Host: Hayden Wayne�������� Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Oct 5, 1pm FREE Alyta Adams������������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Book Exchange, Oct 8, 7pm FREE Margaret Fox������������������������������������������������������������������ Meadow Blues Coffee, Chester, Oct 15, 7pm Poetry for Autumn and Halloween w/Robert Milby����������������Cornwall Library, Oct 17, 7pm FREE Fall Poetry Cafe w/lunch, Howard Horowitz, Christopher P. Gazeent, Robert Milby����������������������� Florida Library, Oct 19, 12:30pm FREE Hudson River Poets�����������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Library, Oct 24, 7pm FREE Poetry for Autumn and Halloween w/Robert Milby & FriendsChester Library, Oct 26, 2pm FREE Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe American Readers Theatre Company, prose������������������������������������������ Grey Towers, Milford, Oct 26, 6pm & 8pm Poetry for Autumn and Halloween��������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, Oct 27, Noon FREE Mona Toscano Poetry at the Church ������������������������� Goshen Methodist Church, Oct 28, 7pm FREE

Recreation -Dancing

Retro-Romance Dance Party����������������������������������Old Sacred Heart School, Newburgh, Oct 5, 7pm Polonaise Ball dinner-dance��������������������������������������������������� Elk’s Lodge, Middletown, Oct 12, 6pm Harvest Moon Ball music, dance, crafts������������������������ Bloomingburg Cultural Center, Oct 19, 4pm 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Dinner-Dance��������������������������������� Lackawaxen Fire House, Oct, 26, 6pm


Black Dirt Storytelling Guild “Good and Ghoulish”������������Florida Library, Oct 10, 6:30pm FREE “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” w/ Jonathan Kruk���������������������������������������������������������������������������� Harness Racing Museum, Goshen, Oct 14, 4pm & 6:30pm The Laurel Hill Cemetery Program Early Milford InhabitantsGrey Towers, Oct 19, 11am & 2pm Super Stories 2019 Adam Wade, Ophira Eisenberg, Peter Aguero����������������������������������������������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre, Nov 2, 6:30pm

Theatre - Musical & Variety

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” w/dinner�������������������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Oct 11-26

Theatre - Play

“Cry it Out” by Molly Smith Metzler���������������������������������� Shadowland Stages, Ellenville, Oct 4-20 “The Lehman Trilogy” Live in HD�����������Downing Film Center, Newburgh, Oct 7, 1:15pm & 7pm “One Man, Two Guvnors” Live in HD���Downing Film Center, Newburgh, Oct 21, 1:30pm & 7pm “The War of the Worlds” H.G.Wells, radio show���������� Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, Oct 26, 8pm

Barry Wiesenfeld: Beatles Part II The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will present The Beatles - The Sequel. Barry Wiesenfeld, internationally recognized musician, demonstrates again how the Beatles’ band changed his musical life - his passion for the Beatles is contagious! If you attended Wiesenfeld’s program, The Beatles - 50 years Later earlier this year, you will be equally enthralled by this sequel. Barry will explore the band’s lyric depth, the inspiration for some

of their songs, their influence on other artists and much more. It is not necessary for you to have attended Barry’s first presentation to be astounded by this sequel. His endless knowledge about the Beatles will continue to inspire a love for this iconic band. The October 3, 6:00pm program is free and open to the public. The Library is located at 479 Broadway, Monticello. For more information, call the Library at 845-794-4660.

October 2019

Delaware & Hudson CANVAS


Octobe ATLAS��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Atlas Industries, Newburgh BRF Bloomingburg Restoration Foundation������������������Bloomingburg Cultural Center BW����������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods Center for the Arts DOWN�����������������������������������������������������������������������������Downing Film Center, Newburgh FAL & FAL-U�������������������������������������� The Falcon & The Falcon Underground, Marlboro FT����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Forestburgh Tavern


Please see the schedule for Art & Photography Exhibit Receptions, pg. 18




Theatre - Play, Live in HD “The Lehman Trilogy” DOWN 1:15pm & 7pm

Poetry Alyta Adams MONTBK 7pm


Music Hudson Valley Swing Band WCC 1pm

Cinema Monday Afternoon Movie Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm

Poetry Margaret Fox MEADOW 7pm

Storytelling “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” HARNESS 4pm & 6:30pm

Cinema Monday Afternoon Movie Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm Theatre - Play, Live in HD “One Man, Two Guvnors” DOWN 1:30pm & 7pm


Cinema Monday Afternoon Movie Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm

Poetry Mona Toscano Goshen Methodist Church, 7pm


Music - Folk-R&R-Country Wild Ponies FAL 8pm


Music Hudson Valley Swing Band WCC 1pm



Poetry An Evening of Poetry on Music SUNYO-OH 7pm

Cinema Monday Afternoon Movie Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm

Festival Fall Festival Sugar Loaf, 10am-5pm


Music Hudson Valley Swing Band WCC 1pm



GREY����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Grey Towers, Milford GWL����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library HAC����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Hurleyville Arts Centre HARNESS���������������������������������������������������������������� Harness Racing Museum, Goshen LAX������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Lackawaxen Fire House LMAC������������������������������������������������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center

Music Hudson Valley Swing Band WCC 1pm


Music Hudson Valley Swing Band WCC 1pm

Delaware & Hudson CANVAS

Music Jazz Sessions FAL-U 7pm


Music Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions FAL-U 7pm Music - Jazz Common Tongue FAL 7pm

23 Spoken Word - Hip-Hop Poet Gold’s POELODIES FAL-U 7pm


Music Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions FAL-U 7pm Music The Bowie Show FAL 8pm

October 2019


Music - Jazz.......Ellen LaFurn American Songbook...........GWL 7pm Poetry...........................Harvey Greenwald........................ NOBL 7pm Music - Swing-R&B-Motown.......Saints of Swing............ MoM 7:30pm Music.............................Gordon Lightfoot............................. BW 8pm Music - Roots-Rock-Funk......Dylan Doyle Band....................FAL 8pm


Music - Swing-r&bTheatre - Play......... Music - Rock.......In Music...................... Music............ Bobb



Music & Stories Graham Nash BW 8pm



MAMA��������������������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, MEADOW������������������������������������������������������������Meadow Blues Coffe MoM Music on Market����������� MISU & St. John’s Episcopal Church MONTBK����������������������������������������������������������������Montgomery Book MONTLIB����������������������������������������������� Ethelbert Crawford Library, MWHS��������������������������������������������������������������� Monroe-Woodbury H

Halloween............... Dinner-Theatre....... Storytelling.....Black Dirt Storytelling Guild... Florida Library, 6:30pm Dance..................... Theatre - Play.................... “Cry it Out”..............................SHAD 8pm Theatre - Play......... Music - Salsa.......... Music - Rock-Amer



Festival................. N Music - Classical.......Anastasia Solberg viola................ MoM 7:30pm Halloween............... Poetry.....Poetry for Autumn and Halloween... Cornwall Library, 7pm Dinner-Theatre....... Theatre - Play.................... “Cry it Out”..............................SHAD 8pm Theatre - Play......... Music - Puente-Palmieri......Latin Jazz Express ....................FAL 8pm Music.............. The



Prose-Comedy........ Cinema................“Inside Peace” documentary............ HAC 6:30pm Halloween............... Poetry......................... Hudson River Poets.......................... NFL 7pm Dinner-Theatre....... Music - Blues-Rock......Bobby Messano & Bob Malone........FAL 8pm Cinema - Discussio Music - Pop-Rock.. The Rock Tavern Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, will feature acoustic duo “Deuces Child” in concert on October 12 at 7:30pm.

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NCM Newburgh Chamber Music���������������������������St. George’s Church, Newburgh NFL������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Free Library NOBL�������������������������������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall PEEC���������������������������Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry PHILL������������������������������������������������������������������������ Phillipsport Community Center RITZ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh


-Motown.......Saints of Swing.............. MoM 7:30pm ............ “Cry it Out”..............................SHAD 8pm n Spite of Ourselves...... WaterWheel, Milford 8pm ........Gordon Lightfoot............................. BW 8pm by Harden’s Soul Purpose Band.............FAL 8pm


RIV���������������������������������������������������������� Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg SCCC������������������������������������������������� SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake SCCO���������������������������������� St. John’s Episcopal Church, Monticello SCM�������������������������������������������Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville SHAD��������������������������������������������������� Shadowland Stages, Ellenville SUNYO-HH�������������������� SUNYO Orange, Harriman Hall, Middletown


Festival....Harvest Festival...Hunt Memorial Bldg, Ellenville, 9am-4pm Festival........................Twin Forts Day....Fort Montgomery, 10am-4pm Funderaiser...The SAIL Foundation..Warwick Reformed Church, 10am-4pm Fair ............................. NY Renaissance Faire ......... Tuxedo, 10am-7pm Festival...............Pie Fest.......Craigville Bible Church, Chester, Noon-3pm Festival................................ Wine Festival........................... BW 1pm-5pm Poetry...........Hudson River Poets......Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm Cinema........................ Saturday Family Movie................. MONTLIB 1pm Music - Classical...English Concert American Fellows.......THORN 2pm Theatre - Play....................... “Cry it Out”...................... SHAD 2pm & 8pm Fundraiser.Orange County Arts Council Gala...... Palacio, Goshen, 6pm Fundraiser-Dance.Newburgh Historical Society..Old Sacred Heart School, 7pm

Dance...........................Ephrat Asherie Dance...........................HAC 7pm Music - Classical......Hat Trick Trio....St. Patrick’s Church, Milford 7:30pm Music - Harrison............... The Dark Horses................................ FAL 8pm Music - Garcia....................... Deadgrass................................. FAL-U 8pm


....Haunted House Tours...............RIV 6pm-10pm ....“Rocky Horror Picture Show”.........FT 6:30pm ....Ephrat Asherie Dance....................... HAC 7pm ............ “Cry it Out”..............................SHAD 8pm .............Cuboricua!..................................FAL 8pm ricana...Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock..FAL-U 8pm

Festival..................... Fall Festival..............Sugar Loaf, 10am-5pm Festival..................Harvest Festival....................PEEC 11am-4pm Festival..............................Harvest Festival....................LMAC Noon-4pm Artwalk.............................Callicoon Art Walk............Callicoon, Noon-8pm Festival..............Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival ........ BW 1pm-5pm Festival..Children’s Book Festival...Railroad Green,Warwick, 11am-4pm Opera............................. “Turandot” Puccini.......................... SCCC 1pm Cinema........................ Saturday Family Movie................. MONTLIB 1pm Dinner-Dance.................Polonaise Ball........Elk’s Lodge, Middletown 6pm Halloween.....................Haunted House Tours.................. RIV 6pm-10pm Dinner-Theatre..........“Rocky Horror Picture Show”............... FT 6:30pm Music - Irish............Eric Banger and the Mashers............... MoM 7:30pm Music - Classical...Chamber Music at St. Andrew’s... So. Fallsburg, 7:30pm Music - Folk......................... Deuces Child......UUC, Rock Tavern, 7:30pm Theatre - Play....................... “Cry it Out”................................. SHAD 8pm Music & Dance Improv.......... “Organism”................................. TUST 8pm Music - Joni Mitchell....... “Shadows & Light” ............................. FAL 8pm


Newburgh Literary Festival...........ATLAS 6:30pm ....Haunted House Tours...............RIV 6pm-10pm ....“Rocky Horror Picture Show”.........FT 6:30pm ............ “Cry it Out”..............................SHAD 8pm Parker Brothers Extravaganza .............FAL 8pm

. ... “Shorts and Sweets”................ MAMA 6:30pm ....Haunted House Tours...............RIV 6pm-10pm ....“Rocky Horror Picture Show”.........FT 6:30pm on.......“Paris to Pittsburgh”...SUNYO-HH 7:15pm ......Hurley Mountain Highway..............FAL-U 8pm A master class, “Steps from a Lump of Clay into a Carved and Pierced Vessel” presented by artist Jacqui Doyle Schneider takes place in the Mindy Ross Gallery in Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, on October 3 at 2:45pm. Photo by Elizabeth Schneider.

Storytelling...Laurel Hill Cemetery Program .GREY 11am & 2pm Poetry....................Fall Poetry Cafe.........Florida Library, 12:30pm Cinema........................ Saturday Family Movie................. MONTLIB 1pm Festival.................... Newburgh Literary Festival.............. RITZ 2pm-8pm

Recreation....................Harvest Moon Ball...........................BRF 4pm

Halloween.....................Haunted House Tours.................. RIV 6pm-10pm Dinner-Theatre..........“Rocky Horror Picture Show”............... FT 6:30pm Music..Brad Scribner, Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express.........PHILL 7pm Music - Folk....................Music for Humanity......................NOBL 7:30pm Theatre - Play....................... “Cry it Out”................................. SHAD 8pm Music................................. John Sebastian..................................BW 8pm Music - Rock................. Ed Palermo Big Band ........................... FAL 8pm Music - Jazz..................... Eric Person Band......................... WHERE 9pm


Music - Classical..W. Koessel cello, V. Serebryany piano.SUNYO-OH 3pm

Music - Jazz........................Karl Berger..................................FAL 8pm

13 Festival.............................. Fall Festival.......... Sugar Loaf, 10am-5pm Music - Blues-Bluegrass-Jazz...Uncommon Ground .......... FAL 11am Festival...........................Harvest Festival................ LMAC Noon-4pm Theatre - Play.................... “Cry it Out”..............................SHAD 2pm Music.................................. Josh Ritter.................................. BW 8pm Music - Jazz................Jean-Michel Pilc Trio..........................FAL 8pm Music - Fiddle-Pop-Country......On The Trail.......................FAL-U 8pm

20 Music - Blues..........Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis ................... FAL 11am Music - Jazz................. Bob Wylde Quartet..........................GWL 1pm Theatre - Play.................... “Cry it Out”..............................SHAD 2pm




Cinema..............Saturday Family Movie.............. MONTLIB 1pm Music - Classical...Munich Philharmonic String Quartet...NCM 2pm Storytelling................... Super Stories 2019..................... HAC 6:30pm


Festival................................ Applefest................... Warwick, 9am-5pm Festival..........Goshen Art Walk....Urbansky Park, Goshen, 10am-2pm Fair .......................... NY Renaissance Faire ......Tuxedo, 10am-7pm Music - Blues..........Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis ................... FAL 11am Fair........................Performing Arts College Fair......MWHS 12:30pm Music.............. Afternoon Beach/Surf music party...........FAL-U 2pm Theatre - Play.................... “Cry it Out”..............................SHAD 2pm Music - Americana.......First Sunday Music Series.............. SCM 2pm Music - Classical............ Borishevich Duo............................. BW 3pm Music - Classical........New York Wind Symphony...........MWHS 3pm


Festival...Halloweenfest..Veterans Memorial Park, Wurtsboro, Noon-3pm Cinema........... Saturday Family Movie................. MONTLIB 1pm Poetry..Poetry for Autumn and Halloween.Chester Library, 2pm Opera............................. “Manon” Massenet.......................... SCCC 1pm Fundraiser Dinner-Dance..Sons of Norway Scholarship...........LAX 6pm Dramatic Reading.......Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe........GREY 6pm & 8pm Halloween.....................Haunted House Tours.................. RIV 6pm-10pm Dinner-Theatre..........“Rocky Horror Picture Show”............... FT 6:30pm Music - Classical................. SCCO Quartet............................... SCCO 7pm Fundraiser - Jazz.Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Band & guests........ WRS 8pm Theatre.............“The War of the Worlds” radio show............. TUST 8pm Music - Blues..................Chris O’Leary Band.............................. FAL 8pm Music - R&R-Soul......... Menza Madison Band........................ FAL-U 8pm Music - Jazz..................... 4th Saturday Jazz........................ WHERE 9pm

SUNYO-OH������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown THORN�������������������������������������������������������� Thornwillow Institute, Newburgh TUST�����������������������������������������������������������������Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg WCC�������������������������������������������������Wallkill Community Center, Middletown WHERE�������������������������������������������������������������� The Wherehouse, Newburgh WRS��������������������������������������������������������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery

Poetry...............Poetry for Autumn and Halloween.......... GWL Noon Music - Blues.......Murali Coryell 50th B’Day Bash!..........FAL-U 1pm Music - Swing +.............. Saints of Swing ...........................FAL 11am Music - Classical.............. SCCO Quartet............................ LMAC 3pm Music - Classical.........New York String Trio........................ MoM 4pm Music - Jazz....... Edmar Castañeda Quartet harp.................FAL 8pm

Music - Rock-Soul....The Commonheart w/The Outcrops...BW 8pm

Music - Classical...Infusion Baroque..Good Shepherd Episcopal Ch., Milford, 7:30pm

October 2019

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Art exhibits CAS������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor CAS-LK�������������������������������������������������������� Catskill Art Society’s Laundry King, Livingston Manor DVAA�������������������������������Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Elaine Giguere Arts Center, Narrowsburg MSM-DC�������������������������������������������������������� Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Balmville SUNYO-KH������������������������������������������������������������������������������ SUNY Orange Newburgh, Kaplan Hall SUNYO-OH����������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall WRS���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery

Group Show������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, ongoing Georgia Chambers etchings, paintings����������������Georgia Chambers Art Gallery, Callicoon, ongoing Catharine De Maio paintings, “Summer Scenes”���������������������Rustic Wheelhouse, Chester, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints�������� Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing June Ponte paintings, stained & painted glass�����������������������Poe & Raven Gallery, Milford, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork��������������� Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Carolyn Duke pottery�������������������������������������������������Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Inscribed Tibetan Prayer Stones�����������������Tibetan & Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, ongoing Wurtsboro Art Alliance “Autumn” group show���������� Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, ongoing “WOW! Water on Water”������������������������Time and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, thru Sep 28 John P. Murphy II “A Life Celebrated in Paintings”������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, thru Sep 28 Four Pastelists: Judy Byrne, Cathy Cahill, Lily Norton, Cathy Prager�������������������������������������������� Crawford House, Newburgh, thru Sep 29 Andrea Reynolds “Chthonic: The Future is Rural”����������������� Gallery 222, Hurleyville, thru Sep 29 Cornwall Arts Collective��������������������������������������������������������������Two Alices, Newburgh, thru Sep 29 “Nature:Art Inspired by the eARTh” Goshen Art League ������������ Goshen Music Hall, thru Sep 30 Anthony DeBenedictis “Where is My Mind”��������������������Forage Space, Narrowsburg, thru Oct TBA Randi Eisman’s students drawings, paintings�����SUNYO Orange, Harriman Hall, Middletown, thru Oct 5 Laura Dudes, Kate Horan “Art in Your Space”������������������������ ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru Oct 7 “Music - A Visual Perspective”�����������������������������������������������������������������������SUNYO-OH thru Oct 8 Michael Covello, Jacqui Doyle Schneider, Elizabeth Schneider “Into the Shining World”������������� SUNYO-KH thru Oct 11 Art Educators Show��������������������������������������������������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center, thru Oct 13 “Dawn and Dusk” group show�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS thru Oct 14 Nancy Reed Jones���������������������������������������������Healing Arts Gallery, Ellenville Hospital, thru Oct 14 Tajiri Bradley & David Sandlin paintings�����������������������������������������������������������������CAS thru Oct 19 “Text” group show�������������������������������������������������������������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Oct 19 Hudson Valley Artists’ Exhibit�������������������������������������������Element Square, Middletown, thru Oct 19 “Earth & Spirit” ceramics�����������������������������������������Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, thru Oct 20 River Valley Artists Guild Members Exhibit�����Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville, thru Oct 23 Newburgh Sculpture Project����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� SUNYO-KH, Armory Unity Center, Safe Harbors Green, Newburgh, thru Oct 25 Carole Loeffler mixed media installation, Gregory Curry paintings������������������� DVAA thru Oct 26 RR Pollak cartoon illustrations������������������������������������������������������������� Ellenville Library, thru Oct 30 Nita Klein paintings����������������������������������������������Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Oct 31 “Autumn Spectacular!” Art About Town, River Valley Artists Guild�������������������������������������������������� Susan Miiller fall-themed paintings Bon Secours Hospital, Port Jervis & Joan Kehlenbeck fall-themed oils & pastels Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot & Daniela Cooney, Joan Kehlenbeck, Judith Cramer, Patty Koch, Joan Standora, Elva Zingaro�������� oils, pastel, acrylics, pencil, etc. Gios Gelato Café, Port Jervis, thru Nov 30 Kitty Mitchell mixed media������������������������������������������ Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, thru Nov 30 Sarah Fortner Pierson “Bold Botanicals and Song Birds of New York”�������������������������������������������� Griffith Olivero Realtors, Goshen, thru Dec 10 Juried Small Works Exhibition���������������������������������������������� Bertoni Gallery, Warwick, thru Dec 29 We Are Golden - Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for an Aquarian Future Museum at Bethel Woods, thru Dec 31


9th annual Newburgh Open Studio Tour����������������������������������������������������� Sep 28 & 29, Noon-6pm Elizabeth Muise���������������Woodbury Library, Rushmore Memorial Branch, Highland Mills, Oct 1-31 “Autumn Revels” group show, Catharine De Cesare�������������������������������������������������� WRS Oct 1-31 Chris Van Vooren paintings���������������������������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, Oct 1-31 “Opposites Attract” Goshen Art League������������������������������������������ Goshen Music Hall, Oct 2-Dec 2 Art in the Pines 2019������������������������������������������Cottage in the Pines, Sparrowbush, Oct 5, 10am-4pm Celebration of Ancient Egyptian Art Barryville Area Arts Assn.�����������Artists’ Market, Shohola, Oct 5-15 Ilonka Karasz “Inspiration”, design studies����������������������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, Oct 5-26 “Myths & Monsters” Wurtsboro Art Alliance������������������John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Oct 5-27 Randall FitzGerald, Marie Liu + group show��������������������� ARTery Gallery, Milford, Oct 10-Nov 4 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival������������������������������������������������������������SUNYO-OH Oct 13-Nov 25 “Pen and Ink”�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS Oct 15-Nov 14 Alexis Tellefson “Life, Still” functional pottery & larger scale works���SUNYO-KH Oct 24-Nov 25 Claire Coleman “The Beauty Series”�������������������������������������������������������������������� CAS-LK Oct 25-27 Halloween Window Art����������������������������� Shop windows, Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, Oct 25-Nov 4

Photography exhibits

“Along the Towpath: The D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898”���Wurtsboro Library, ongoing 18

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October 2019

Nick Zungoli “Sixteen Days in Hanoi VIETNAM”��������� Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, thru Oct 6 Nancy Hopping wildlife photography���������������� Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, thru Oct 27

New Photography exhibits

David Nicholls “La Serenissima” Images of Venice������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh, Oct 6-Nov 28 Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop “Orange County: A Celebration of Its Culture, Land and People” SUNYO-KH Oct 18-Nov 22 Robyn Almquist “Recent Memories”, polaroids���������������������������������������������������CAS-LK Oct 25-27 Sarah van Ouwerkerk landscapes, Lorie Novak “Above the Fold”������������������ CAS Oct 26-Nov 30

ART & Photography receptions

Elizabeth Muise��������������������������������������� Woodbury Library, Highland Mills, Oct 3, 5:30pm-7:30pm “Myths & Monsters” Wurtsboro Art Alliance�����John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Oct 5, 2pm-4pm Carole Loeffler mixed media installation, Gregory Curry paintings���������� DVAA Oct 5, 3pm-5pm Celebration of Ancient Egyptian Art������������������������������� Artists’ Market, Shohola, Oct 5, 4pm-6pm “Autumn Revels”, Catharine De Cesare��������������������������������������������������������� WRS Oct 5, 5pm-7pm Ilonka Karasz “Inspiration”, design studies���������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, Oct 5, 5pm-7pm David Nicholls “La Serenissima” Images of Venice������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh, Oct 6, 1pm-3pm Randall FitzGerald, Marie Liu + group show�������������� ARTery Gallery, Milford, Oct 12, 6pm-9pm Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival�������������������������������������������������������SUNYO-OH Oct 13, 3pm-5pm “Sarah Wells Looks to the Future” mural unveiling����������� Salesian Park, Goshen, Oct 15, 4:00pm Hudson Valley Artists’ Exhibit��������������������������������Element Square, Middletown, Oct 19, 2pm-7pm Sarah van Ouwerkerk landscapes, Lorie Novak “Above the Fold”�������������� CAS Oct 26, 4pm-6pm Claire Coleman “The Beauty Series”, Robyn Almquist “Recent Memories”�CAS-LK Oct 26, 4pm-6pm Ilonka Karasz “Inspiration”, closing reception����������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, Oct 5, 5pm-7pm Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop, Alexis Tellefson���������������������SUNYO-KH Oct 26, 6pm-8pm Sarah Fortner Pierson “Bold Botanicals and Song Birds of New York”������������������������������������������� Griffith Olivero Realtors, Goshen, Oct 30, 6pm-8pm

Children & Teens Calendar

HHNM����������������������������������Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall HHNM-CoH����� Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson PEEC������������������������������������������������������������ Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry


Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.

Book Hipsters Book Club teens���������������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Fridays, 3:30pm Cinema

Teen Movie Night 11-17yrs�������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, Tuesdays, 6pm FREE Teen Movie Matinee������������������������������������ Crawford Library, Monticello, 1st Saturday, 1pm FREE Saturday Family Movie������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Saturdays, 1pm FREE EntertainmenT & Lectures See also Fairs & Festivals page 15

Storytime 3-5yrs������������������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, Mondays 10am FREE “Woolly Bears”����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� HHNM Oct 5, 10am NY Renaissance Faire���������������������������������������������������������������������������Tuxedo, Oct 5 & 6, 10am-7pm Pie Fest����������������������������������������������������������������� Craigville Bible Church, Chester, Oct 5, Noon-5pm Children’s Book Festival����������������������������������������������Railroad Green, Warwick, Oct 12, 11am-4pm Halloween at the Woods���������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Oct 27, 10am FREE A Night at the Museum Sleepover������������������������������������������������������������ Bethel Woods, Nov 1, 6pm Story Pirates�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Nov 2, 11am FREE Museums

Meet the Animals “Habitats of the Hudson Valley” HHNM-CoH Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm & 2:30pm Hiking Trails����������������������������������������������������������������������� HHNM Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-4pm Eco-Zone Discovery Room����������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Oct 6 & 27, 1pm-4pm

Books: discussions / readings / Signings Book Lover’s Club����������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, 4th Tuesday, 7pm Mystery Thriller & Crime Book Group������������������Jeffersonville Library, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm Books & Tea��������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, 4th Wednesday, 4pm Urban Book Club������������������������ Mulberry House Senior Center, Middletown, 4th Wednesday, 7pm Fiction & Foodies����������������������������������������������Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, 2nd Thursday, 6pm Book Discussion Group������������������������������������1st Friday, Daniel Pierce Library, Grahamsville, 1pm Book Discussion Group����������������������������������������������������������� Narrowsburg Library, 3rd Friday, 4pm “Killing Time in the Catskills” by/w/Kevin Owen������������������� Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Sep 28, 6pm “Spider Woman’s Daughter” by Anne Hillerman, Mystery Book Club� Florida Library, Oct 4, 1pm “Say Nothing” by/w/Carol Bergman������������������������������������������������Ellenville Library, Oct 8, 6:30pm “The Red Apple Rest” by/w Elaine Freed�Time & the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, Oct 13, 2pm FEE “Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love” by/w/Mary Calvi�������� . Newburgh Brewing Company, Oct 15, 7pm “The Indigo Girl” by Natasha Boyd, Page Turners’ Book Club������Florida Library, Oct 24, 6:30pm

From the Clubhouse Turn to Broadway by J. A. Di Bello There are literally thousands of minute, one-horse villages scattered across the Northeastern United States. A few, particularly in Orange County, may gain distinction, while others remain unfamiliar, even to the people who inhabit along those tangled streets. “Nothing but paved cow paths,” some locals are known to quip. Drama and the intrigue of live theatre are characteristic of the small Village of Goshen. Once, a noted playwright with a gilded eye, described the horse-breeding farms and pastures surrounding Goshen in particular as bucolic: “I glimpse an America I read about but never thought existed.” That treasured peek into an author’s mind was written by Frank Gilroy as he described his surroundings in the County Seat of Goshen. It was in a village loft that he created his Pulitzer Prizewinning play, The Subject was Roses (1964), less than sixty miles from Broadway. New York Times writer James Tuite (1978) commented further about Goshen: “...this village between New York City and the Catskills - close enough to the city for hundreds to commute, far enough away for an upstate twang to predominate.” Well, the “twang” may have left town, accompanied by the Erie Railroad, the Good Time Park and The Hambletonian,

but the connection to the development and enjoyment of live theatre thrives. To that end consider the vitality and continuance of Cornerstone Theatre Arts (CTA) of Goshen, Ken Tschan brought down center by a community minded and conscientious Ken Tschan in 2010. He is, by definition, the “cornerstone,” the main ingredient or central component upon which this theatre thrives. Tschan, as the organization’s founder, recently became Director of Theatre Education & Outreach of Cornerstone Theatre Arts, leaving vacant his current position of Artistic Director. He is also perceptive, identifying the theatre’s change process as “...our new transition.” Tschan’s sights are set. “The best way, I feel, for our company to grow as an entity is for each individual to grow as a theatre artist. That then speaks to new projects that will excite and challenge both the artists and our audiences,” said Tschan. “I’m looking to produce more Shakespeare and I’m looking to provide more Theatre Workshops,” he further commented - pointing to Acting, Directing, Playwriting, and Technical Elements of the drama. Organizational experience exposes

numerous “what-ifs” and “what-abouts” in transitions of this scale. Fortunately, the inherent perils of transition have been minimized by Evelyn Albino who became Cornerstone’s Evelyn Albino Artistic Director, effective September 15. To anticipate Evelyn Albino’s impact on Cornerstone, it is prudent to know the paths she follows. Evelyn is widely known and well respected in regional theatre as an actor and director. Extensive attention was given in her recent performance as Amanda, a faded Southern Belle, in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, presented by Side of the Road Theatre, in Milford. Further, her directorial abilities brought notice to the Cornerstone production of Tom Dudzick’s Miracle on South Division Street. She also turned more than a few heads with her contributions to the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, as well as Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players of Monroe. Albino’s a courageous individual who, with youthful enthusiasm, charted her own academic track. Can’t say if it was the legendary “rumble” or the “rattle,” but a determined and assured Evelyn Albino was unmistakably drawn by that oft’ repeated

“Lullaby” to theatre, New York City Theatre that is, and in particular New York University’s famed Tisch School of the Arts. NYU’s Tisch is frequently noted as one of the best drama schools in the world and it is emphatically evident that Evelyn is all, and then some, of the promotional descriptions used to described Tisch School of the Arts’ graduates: “At Tisch Drama we train thinking artists who have the skills to ask questions, find answers, tell stories and engage - creatively, intellectually, and professionally.” Ms. Albino’s place may not be quite to the clubhouse turn, but she’s close enough to feel its presence. She has repeatedly demonstrated a keen perception of what is needed to continue and expand the tradition of quality theatre that has made Cornerstone Theatre Arts a vital link to the cultural, social and educational tradition of Goshen and Orange County. The next scheduled production of CTA is Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose and directed by B. J. Boothe, on November 9 at 8:00pm. Critic Roger Ebert described this tense courtroom drama as “...a crash course in those passages of the Constitution that promise defendants a fair trial and the presumption of innocence. Seating at the Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main Street, is limited and reservations are required. Phone: 845-294-4188.

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Chamber Music Returns to St. Andrew’s It’s a perfect musical recipe. Start out with a thrilling string quartet... stir in a fabulous French horn...and flavor the concert with a terrific tenor! “Chamber Music at St. Andrew’s presents exactly that combination Marc Molomot for a delightful program of 20th century music by the masters. Featured performer is tenor Marc Molomot, well known in New York City music circles, who is our neighbor from Kerhonkson. He will sing Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, a hauntingly beautiful work,” said producer Peggy Friedman. Possessed of a high-tenor (haute-contre) voice, and a stage persona that comfortably embraces both comedic and dramatic roles, Molomot enjoys an international opera and concert career. His comedic gifts have been showcased in numerous operas, and he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also featured on recordings with Les Arts Florissants. Eric Davis is the former Principal Horn of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Queretaro in

Queretaro, Mexico, and La Kamerata, Chamber Orchestra in Athens, Greece. He currently performs with the New Jersey Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, and the Vermont Symphony. A string quartet with Eric Davis Nicholas Danielson and Eriko Sato (violins), Amadi Azikiwe (viola) and Lutz Rath (cello) will perform Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (for string quartet) by Jerome Kern (Great American Songbook and Broadway’s golden age master of modulation and key changes), and Paul Hindemith’s Minimax, a musical farce on Austrian military and kitchen music. This unique program will take place on October 12 at 7:30pm in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 5277 Route 42 in South Fallsburg. The concert is free, but reservations are required. Email pcfriedman27@gmail. com (preferred) or call: 845-292-8967.

This project is made possible in part with funding from a Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grant funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and thru the generosity of local businesses and individuals, as well as St. Andrew’s Episcopal Mission.


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“Cry It Out” ends Shadowland’s Season

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Cast: Cassandra Dupler, Carolyn Holding, Brett Owen, and Amanda Ferguson.

Molly Smith Metzler’s comedy, Elemeno Pea was a big hit at Shadowland Stages last season. This year, Shadowland’s 2019 season will finish with Metzler’s heartfelt and hilarious Cry It Out. “Whip smart!” - USA Today. “Empathetic and all rings utterly true.” - Chicago Tribune. Set in the suburbs of Long Island, where the haves and have-nots live side by side, two new mothers create a strong bond despite their differences. Through daily conversations in their adjoining back yards during ‘nap time,’ these women create a powerful friendship. But the stakes are raised when a third mom asks to join the group. Playwright Metzler is a proud alumna of the Ars Nova Play Group, the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages and the Cherry Lane Mentor Project. Metzler has written for Casual (Hulu), Orange Is the New Black (Netflix),

Codes of Conduct (HBO), and is currently a writer/producer on Shameless (Showtime). She is also a screenwriter, currently adapting Ali Benjamin’s awardwinning novel, The Thing About Jellyfish into a film for OddLot Entertainment, and resides in both Los Angeles and Kingston. This season marks Producing Artistic Director Brendan Burke’s 15th year with Shadowland, where he has directed and/ or produced over 80 productions including Cry It Out, which features Scenic Design by Jonathan Wentz, Sound Design by Jeff Knapp, Lighting Design by Daisy Long, Costume Design by Christina English, and a cast of four professional equity actors. Cry It Out will be performed from October 4 to October 20 at Shadowland Stages, 157 Canal Street, Ellenville. For tickets, call the Box Office at 845-6475511. For more information about Shadowland Stages:

DVAA: Sculptural Objects & Paintings “My most recent works are a reaction to the post-election, toxic political environment that is enveloping the U.S. and the world. These pieces are an attempt for me to process what it means to be a woman, to be married to a family of immigrants, and to raise kind, thoughtful children in a world that feels upside down and inside out,” says Carole Loeffler. “I’ve been thinking not only of my role in society but am trying to give a voice to the experiences my mother, father, relatives and friends have had, and may continue to have, in their everyday lives.” Loeffler utilizes found vintage textiles with text to examine what it means to be a woman in our culture. Her show is comprised of found artifacts of femininity, such as vintage linens and nightgowns, inscripted with phrases such as ‘It’s “It’s Fine, I’m Fine” by C. Loeffler Fine’, ‘I’m Fine’, and ‘Trust Yourself.’ “I strive to instill moments of quiet, peace, joy, awe, wonderment and nostalgia in the viewer. Suspending reality and emptying minds from the never ending to-do lists.” Why paint when anything you could imagine can be created by computer generated images? What’s left for the artist to conjure?

Gregory Curry seeks to answer these questions in the creation of his paintings. “I think the only answer is a hybrid between something and nothing,” says Curry. “That’s the key to these paintings, they are paintings “Tulip Fevered” by G. Curry of something, yes, but exactly what is impossible to know.” The paintings engender new atmospheres that still seem familiar. They are not exactly abstract, not exactly landscapes, and not exactly figurative. Some details may look recognizable, but that’s not Curry’s aim. “They’re a bit like lurching forward into the future, not sure what you’ll find...they are painted not to see the future, but to recognize our present,” says Curry. Lives Lived, sculptural objects by Loeffler and Between Something and Nothing, paintings by Curry, are on view at Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, through October 26. An opening reception for both shows will be held on October 5 from 3:00pm-5:00pm. For more information: 845-252-7576.

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SUGAR LOAF FALL FESTIVAL 2019 WELCOME TO SUGAR LOAF! Surrounded by apple orchards, wineries and horse farms, the eclectic and charming village of Sugar Loaf was transformed into a thriving crafts center in the 1970s by the hard work of a handful of dedicated artisans. Today, Sugar Loaf remains true to its heritage as the year round home to dozens of independent business men and women. Many of these artisans live and work in the original barns and buildings which date back to the 1700’s. “From Our Hands to Yours” Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce The Sugar Loaf Fall Festival takes place on Columbus Day weekend, with shop merchants debuting their Fall and Winter products, vendors lining the streets, live music and so much more! Join the festivities on October 12, 13 & 14 and help welcome Fall to Sugar Loaf! Visitors can find everything in Sugar Loaf within easy strolling distance; there are specialty and gift shops, pottery, art and photography studios. Spend the day browsing though the wonderful collection of shops. Meet the makers creating handcrafted items in their studios. See the incredible craftsmanship, and find truly unique treasures you won’t find anywhere else - all from our hands to yours. Bring a camera or sketch pad and create your own impressions. Sugar Loaf’s beautiful surroundings will release your creative energies! All local area shops will be opened with Fall and Winter items and old favorites to showcase all weekend long. •Visiting arts and crafts artisans line the streets. •Variety of cultural and local authentic cuisine from food vendors. •Kids Zone.


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WHAT’S NEW IN SUGAR LOAF ? Endico Watercolor Studio: Paintings by Mary Endico in her unique “haute conduite” watercolor style. Masterful examples of controlling an extremely unstable and fickle medium: wet on wet watercolor. My Sister’s Closet: Provides invitingly priced, fine boutique shopping. This charming shop features a unique, eclectic collection of women’s day to evening wear and accessories. What’s New in Sugar Loaf for 2019 New Milkweed Entrepreneurs and Endico Watercolors’ Solar Power! Milkweed is a community space dedicated to local artists, thinkers, collaborators, educators, movers and shakers. Founded in 2015 by Olivia Baldwin, Megan Jemison, Richard Joysun and Brandon Knopp, Milkweed opened its doors in January 2016 with Dusklit Festival producers Olivia Baldwin and Cody Rounds at the helm. Since then, Milkweed has become “a space to connect, share, create and celebrate. A locus of opportunity for the curious of all ages to explore ideas particular, peculiar and profound.” The two Dusklit dames were followed by a number of inventive collaborators, and now this fall season Catello and Melissa Somma of LightClub Curiosity Shoppe have taken up positions at the steering wheel. They will retain some of the ongoing Milkweed events and create new ones. CO2 FREE ZONE by Bob Fugett Late last night I reached around a darkened doorway and flicked on the bathroom light. Like cockroaches scattering below my flashed recognition, a stream of mental images scurried through my breathtaking thought. “This light is being powered by our

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solar battery, and so is every thing in our house and business.” The air conditioner and forced air heater, microwave, water pump, computers and devices, TV and two refrigerators, three rooms of gallery LED track lighting, security system, massive scanning back camera, washer, dryer, WiFi modules and nightlights glowing in the halls, even the AAA rechargeable lithium ion batteries for various remotes, not to mention a Mean Green zero turn commercial lawnmower and our 2019 Chevy Bolt fully electric car! Our move away from fossil fuel is complete, and it is shocking how much is handled by our back yard 45 panel solar array. All the power we want has become basically free while we watch our electric meter running backwards. Moving to renewables has had a positive

impact on Mary’s art work, which is good because her paintings paid for it all. Taking things into her own hands when it became obvious the president is actively

trying to destroy the solar industry has had a substantial positive effect on her ability to focus. We could have donated to an opposition political party and hoped for the best, but we decided to put our money directly into the industry that is fixing things. The president will never be able to touch the law of gravity, nor renege on our treaty with the sun. As the sign says near the two (free) EV charging stations at Endico Watercolor Studio in Sugar Loaf, “This is a CO2 free zone. No oxygen atoms have been harmed in the making of this electricity.” Sugar Loaf’s oldest art studio is also pleased to announce that 2019 marks its 42nd year anniversary. Mary Endico has sold over 21,000 of her own original watercolors directly to visitors in her watercolor studio. Editor’s note: Be sure to stop by Endico Watercolor Studio - which is open 7 days a week! - while you’re at the Sugar Loaf Fall Festival, and marvel at the CO2 free zone, their new electric car, AND Mary’s magnificent artworks, too! Mary and Bob almost always have copies of the latest CANVAS issue out front for the taking. See you in Sugar Loaf!

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Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor: Two Solo Photography Exhibitions In Laurie Novak’s studio there are over 7,000 front page sections of the New York Times sorted into 33 categories suggested by the photographs that appear above the fold. “Above the Fold is a trans-media project where frontpage sections of the New York Times from the beginning of the Kosovo War in 1999 to the present are categorized by the content of the “Men & A Few Women photograph above With Guns” by Laurie Novak the fold, creating a concrete manifestation of contemporary trends/biases of American media and culture,” explained Novak. There are 3 components to the project: an installation, series of photographs, and digital animations. In the installation, next to each of the stacks, there will be a small screen playing a chronological slideshow of the front pages of that pile. Photographs of the individual stacks are printed to the actual size

of the newspapers. Each print is 6-feet high corresponding to the height of the tallest pile, U.S. Presidents. In analyzing the front-page images over the years, the artist saw history repeating itself in recurring image tropes, allowing her to classify the papers according to the subject matter of the photograph above the fold as a means to examine how news is visualized and transmitted as well as the politics of representation. Sarah van Ouwerkerk’s landscapes are inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s book, A Field Guide To Getting Lost, and her background in painting. The photographs, created with layers of snow, rain, fog and water - with the majority of the work created in Sullivan County - explore the concept of losing oneself in their surroundings. It is intended to be a continuation of study that originated with a portfolio of horses, and evolved into landscape. Working with the same ideas of isolation and freedom, the images grapple with the senses and how one relates to their surroundings as an abstract reality. “When I stand in a derelict building I see the reality of its current state - empty, ghostly, forgotten, and I feel the energy and power that remain from its long arc through time: the endless twists and turns of its life. I see the initial excitement and vision of its beginning. I see its time of productivity:

fulfilling its purpose and Catskill Art Society overflowing with the (CAS) will present energy of people who two concurrent solo spent their hours, months photography exhibitions and years there. I feel their from Lorie Novak and waves of emotions: joy Sarah van Ouwerkerk at and sadness, triumphs and the CAS Art Center, 48 failures, almost as if they Main Street, Livingston were my own memories,” Manor, from October 26“Pond at Dawn” by Sarah van Ouwerkerk explained van Ouwerkerk. November 30. Sarah’s background in painting influences CAS will host an Artists Talk at 4:00pm, the palette and informs the atmosphere of the followed immediately by a free opening images. She lives and works in New York reception from 5:00pm-6:00pm on October City and Cochecton. 26. Open to the public. Call 845-436-4227.

Phillipsport’s “Monthly Music Night” Singer, songwriter and musician Brad Scribner tickles the keys of the keyboard and sings blues, classic rock, and 60s tunes. The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express performs classic bluegrass with a mix of “newgrass” and contemporary music styles ranging Brad Scribner Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express from classic tunes by Flatt & Scruggs and Bill Monroe to contemporary takes October 19 at 7:00pm at the Phillipsport on Sam Bush and Neil Young. The group Community Center, 657 Red Hill Road. includes Doctor Romo on mandolin and Doors open at 6:30pm. Suggested donation fiddle, Mike Aiese on stand up bass and is $3. Homemade food and desserts available for purchase! guitar and Matt Lamborn on guitar. For more information: 845-313-1772. Monthly Music Night takes place on

OCTOBER 18 & 19: Joe Lovano’s Cosmic Ensemble Jazz At Lincoln Center, Appel Room, New York City. OCTOBER 26: Special Fundraising Concert for WRS Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Band: Bruce Arnold & Kenny Wessel, guitars, with Special Guest Grammy Winner Joe Lovano Wallkill River School, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, NY. Tickets: $75 for 8pm concert only or $125 includes Artist Meet & Greet at 7pm. Limited Seating. Call 845-457-2787 to reserve your ticket. Light refreshments will be served.

OCTOBER 27: Judi Silvano and Friends One set only, 6-7:30pm Maureen’s Jazz Club, 2 N Broadway, Nyack, NY. 845-535-3143. NOVEMBER 2: Opening Reception Silvano SOLO ART EXHIBIT: New Paintings, New Subjects 5–7pm, refreshments. Wallkill River School, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, NY. For info: 845-457-2787.


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Autumn is one of the most painting. beautiful and inspirational Her architectural works times of the year in the often show the control of ink Hudson Valley. This annual contributing to the edges and metamorphosis has been a strength of the buildings that recurring source of inspiration impose themselves and jut for creative people of all out of the natural landscape. disciplines. Whether it be Her simultaneous pixelated, Oil by Catherine DeCesare a painter capturing the “Red Beauties” by Renelle Lorray sometimes sweeping use vibrant landscape, a photographer snapping of color brings an element of shots of lush apples in an orchard, or even a abstraction, motion, and human chef preparing scrumptious seasonal treats, ecology. This particular style of it seems that autumn has always stirred the simplified yet complex painting imaginations and creative ambitions of the is one of the primary focuses of artists who live here. this show. A reception for both Every year, the Wallkill River School exhibits takes place on October 5 Judi Silvano Joe Lovano Bruce Arnold Kenny Wessel legendary sound to Silvano’s vocals. Also (WRS) hosts these fall themed exhibits in from 5:00pm-7:00pm. an attempt to showcase how this season Aside from both exhibits, WRS is excited appearing are Bruce Arnold and Kenny brings a unique and special form of beauty to host a fundraising jazz concert with world Wessel, two of the most sought-after into our lives. This October, the WRS will class jazz group, Judi Silvano’s Zephyr guitarists on the New York scene who are be honoring the beauty of fall with a group Band! This special concert takes place on the core of Silvano’s Zephyr Band. Together with Lovano, they are featured on her most exhibit titled Autumn Revels. In addition to October 26 and will benefit the WRS. their annual fall exhibit, the WRS will also Voted a Top-10 Jazz Vocalist four times recent album release of all-original songs be showcasing a solo exhibit by Catherine in Down Beat Magazine polls, Silvano has and stories, Lessons Learned. Tickets are $75 for the 8:00pm concert DeCesare, who has recently started teaching 14 albums and over 35 compositions to classes with the school. her credit. She is also an artist who had her only or the $125 ticket includes an Artist DeCesare has worked as a creative director first exhibit at the WRS in 2013 and has an Meet & Greet at 7:00pm at which light producing public-space murals for the U.S. upcoming solo show in November (stay tuned refreshments will be served. Seating is government, partook in projects for fashion to the November 2019 issue of CANVAS for limited. Reserve tickets by calling the WRS at 845-457-2787. shows, crafted NYC window backdrops, more about Judi’s solo show!). The WRS is located at 232 Ward Street, worked for J Walter Thompson, and is well Grammy Award-winner and sax master versed in architectural rendering and oil Joe Lovano joins Silvano bringing his Montgomery. Visit

The Bob Wylde Quartet includes Bob Wylde (guitar), Jed Levy (sax), Thomson Kneeland (bass), and Eliot Zigmund (drums). Guitarist Wylde has collaborated with many diverse artists including Marty Elkins and bassist Mike Richmond - a thirty year veteran of the Stan Getz band. Levy has appeared at several international jazz festivals as well as leading bands at prestigious New York venues. Kneeland has performed internationally, and was commissioned to write pieces for the Longy School of Music Jazz Ensemble and has arranged for the Sherman Chamber Ensemble. Zigmund has worked as a session player for Neil Sedaka, Dionne Warwick, and The Pointer Sisters. He has taught at William Paterson College and New York University. The quartet will perform mainstream jazz and compositions from the 40s, 50s & 60s with music by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and Antonio Carlos Jobim at the Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road, on October 20 from 1:00pm-2:00pm. To register:, at the front desk or by phone: 845-477-8377, ext. 101.

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Goshen Art League Assists with Residents’ & Village Projects Goshen’s own Sarah Wells was chosen as the first subject of a projected series of four historic murals, by the newly formed Citizens for Street Art (CFSA), an ad-hoc group of Goshen area residents who joined together to work on the creation of murals and public art in the Village. “Goshen is a charming Village with many points of historic interest. But as in any other community, there is the occasional unkempt corner or crumbling facade. I would regularly pass one spot in particular right in the heart of the Village and muse about how it could be improved,” commented Goshen resident Salvatore LaBruna. “One day, it dawned on me that a painted mural would be just the thing. Quite coincidentally, my neighbor Rachel Losee had been thinking along the same lines.” Before the two knew it, they were meeting over coffee with a small group of other likeminded neighbors. While CFSA aims to find an outdoor wall in the village for a future mural, they decided that the fence around the Salesian Park ruins would make an ideal site for a series of historic murals. Goshen Joint Recreation Commission manages that property and agreed to the use of the fence. The group interviewed various artists but when they didn’t receive the first grant for which they applied, they came around

Robb at work on the Sarah Wells mural.

to the idea that they would encourage one in their own midst to take on the task, and Robb Gomulka was asked to design and execute the first mural. Gomulka of Goshen is a freelance graphic designer by trade, and a prolific painter as well, who has been showing extensively in the region. “I hope this mural and the ones to follow, will spark interest in local history. Sarah Wells was a truly remarkable woman and remains an inspiring role model, even 220 years later. I really enjoyed doing the research and discovering more about her,” he says. “And,” he adds, “I’m particularly excited by the fact that passersby, who may come upon the work unexpectedly will be exposed to art in ways they might have never anticipated. This is art in a public place, in an ordinary setting. There is no need to enter a gallery or

museum, although the encounter may spark an interest in exploring those types of spaces as well.” The Goshen Art League (GAL) took the Historic Public Murals of Goshen (as this project of CFSA is now known) under its wing and the Orange County Citizens Foundation awarded the project a 2019 Place Making grant. CFSA is still seeking a few more sponsors to complete the funding for the project. The Sarah Wells Looks to the Future mural, the first of four, will be unveiled at the Salesian Park ruins adjacent to the new Goshen Library on October 15 at 4:00pm. Goshen Art Walk: October 6 When Myron Urbanski became Town of Goshen supervisor in 1983, high on his priority list was to build a park for Goshen’s children. Originally called the Land O’Goshen Park, it was also known as Craigville Park. In 2013, after his passing in 2012, it was renamed Myron Urbanski Memorial Park in his honor. Illuminate Goshen, the Village of Goshen and the GAL will hold their 19th Goshen Art Walk in the park, 118 Craigville Road, on October 6, from 10:00am-2:00pm. A festival atmosphere will prevail, featuring pumpkin carving, food, beer and more!

Rocky’s Back!

Forestburgh’s 2012 cast

Dinner & Traditional Halloween Show The Rocky Horror Picture Show is back by popular demand for 6 fabulous performances! It’s the sell-out cult classic where sweethearts Brad and Janet, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Forestburgh Playhouse presents Rocky at the Forestburgh Tavern, weekends October 11-26. Doors open at 6:00pm for dinner. The show starts at 8:00pm. For tickets: or 845-794-1194.

Storytelling in Florida & Goshen Black Dirt Storytelling Guild The October meeting theme is Good and Ghoulish. ‘Tis the season to share stories that thrill, chill and make you shiver. Bring your best tales of witches, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, vampires and bogeymen, from mildly scary to hide-under-the-sheets alarming! Personal stories, traditional folktales, myths, legends and local history tales are all welcome at the event on October 10 at 6:30pm. Free homemade desserts, coffee and tea. Adults, ages 16+ are welcome. Register online at or call the Florida Public Library, 4 Cohen Circle at 845-651-7659.

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Sleepy Hollow Gallops into Goshen Written in 1819 by Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a gothicromance that went viral, bringing the author wealth and fame. Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk (see photo) will present a different version in a solo show. True to the author’s original tale, the performance delivers drama, jump-starts and wit. “Audiences appreciate the animated way

Kruk embodies all of the characters. He pipes and preens as Ichabod Crane, delivers a rollicking Brom Bones and a posing Katrina Van Tassel. The Dutch New-Yorkers of Sleepy Hollow, from the tremulous Farmer Brouwer to the braggadocious Doffue Martling, leap with life from the storyteller’s varied voices and gestures. “Composer Jim Keyes created original music to accent Kruk’s telling, complete with period melodies, eerie atmospherics, character motifs and special pipe organ effects. His live accompaniment thunders. “Kruk streamlines Irving’s beautiful words into a 45-minute dramatic retelling. His only props are a lit jack-o-lantern, his tri-cornered hat and his walking stick, which he waves in the air at times, turns it horizontal for the reins of Gunpowder, Ichabod’s horse, and slams it onto the floor for emphasis. Kruk alternated between dialogue, sound effects of the horse’s hooves, cries, yelps, his voice rising in pitch and fever with Keyes’ working the organ like a madman, and by the time the horseman threw his head at Ichabod, the crowd was utterly transfixed.” - Todd Atteberry The History Trekker. Kruk’s show comes to life at the Harness Racing Museum, 240 Main Street, Goshen, on October 14 at 4:00pm and 6:30pm. Reservations suggested, seating is limited. Phone: 845-294-6330.

Live from The Met in HD: Opening with a Bang! by Philip Ehrensaft The new Met Live in HD season is off to an auspicious start in 2200+ theaters in 70+ countries. It begins on October 12 at 1:00pm with Puccini’s final opera, Turandot, conducted by the Met’s brilliant new music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The production of Puccini’s Turandot will be echt classic Met, as opposed to the big dollops of postmodern stagings of mainstream repertoire that have peppered the Met stage in recent years. It was created for the Met by the late stage and film director Franco Zeffirelli. The lushness of Zeffirelli’s production is worthy of the lushness of ancient Chinese courts. Not an exact correspondence, but Zeffirelli tweaking the modern mind’s eye to transport us to a different time and place. Having spent much of my career in Montréal, I had the privilege of watching and hearing Séguin, in the year 2000, assume direction of the city’s second-ranking orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain, at the grand old age of 25, and turn it into a worthy rival of the renowned Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. I first heard - and still hear when I can - Séguin bring his ensemble to humble auditoriums across blue-collar and suburban Montréal. Full auditoriums.

The major media accounts of that meteoric rise are long on Séguin’s personal characteristics and short on what precisely Séguin does technically to work his magic. Being a man of the people means that Séguin relates to orchestral musicians - and now opera singers - as a colleague rather than a distant maestro. This does catalyze musicians to do the very best that they can. There’s also a Leonard Bernstein factor: like, and inspired by, Leonard Bernstein, Séguin is a very physical conductor. His conducting flows like a dance, and this short, compact conductor’s strong upper body shows it. Audiences certainly find this more engaging than standard conducting practice, but that’s not what drives the physicality of Séguin’s conducting. It’s how he feels inside about the music, and both the audience and the musicians get that. Whatever ingredients are actually making the potion magic, we can look forward to an outstanding Turandot, musically and visually. Then, on October 26 at 1:00pm we

get one of the glories of French opera, Jules Massenet’s Manon. Turning to Massenet’s Manon, I refer you to Sir Thomas Beecham, who famously stated that he would ‘‘happily give up all the Brandenburg Concertos for Manon.’’ Massenet based his opera on an 18th century

novel. This Met production transposes the setting to late 19th century France. I guess this assumes that present day audiences have such a weak sense of history that one can neglect the fact that pre-revolutionary 18th century France and 19th century industrialized France were completely different animals. No matter: the music and libretto of Manon are so good that this illogical transposition doesn’t make a dent. On the live screen at SUNY Sullivan, 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake. Pre-opera talks at 12:30pm. Tickets at the door. Phone: 845-434-5750, ext. 4377.

New York Wind Symphony, Central Valley The Hudson Vally Performing Arts Foundation will host the New York Wind Symphony’s 30th Season Opening Concert, featuring John Williams’ Alan Baer Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra, with Alan Baer, Principal Tuba of the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Johan de Meij. Also on the program is American Suite and Andante e alla Marcia by Antonin Dvorak, and opening the concert will be a

special performance by the Hudson Valley Honors Youth Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. The October 6, 3:00pm concert in the Monroe Woodbury Johan de Meij High School, 155 Dunderberg Road, Central Valley, follows the HVAPF’s 8th annual Performing Arts College Fair at 12:30pm. Tickets at the door. For information call the Box Office at 844-464-8723 or visit

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Inaugural Newburgh Literary Festival

Ann Street Gallery: Text-Based Exhibition

Newburgh’s first annual Literary 19, with a full-day program of Festival, taking place October 18readings, interviews, podcasts, film 20, is a collaborative project of Safe clips and Q&A with nationallyHarbors of the Hudson, Dr. Hannah recognized authors and poets such as Brooks, novelist and memoirist Maria Dahvana Headley, creator Danielle Trussoni, the Newburgh of the celebrated and politically Free Library, Atlas Studios, and topical adaptation of Beowulf Danielle Trussoni The Mere Wife, Molly Ringwald, Thornwillow Institute. The Newburgh Literary Festival actor and author of the critically is a three-day exploration and acclaimed When it Happens to You; celebration of the written word in Dutchess county Poet Laureate a city with rich history, celebrated Bettina “Gold” Wilkerson, Edwin architecture and natural beauty. Torres of Nuyorican Poets Café, Festival goers will be enriched and awardwinning novelists Panio with literature, immersed in history, Gianopoulos, Danielle Trussoni, nourished at restaurants and charmed Mitchell Jackson Crystal Hana Kim, and Elizabeth by the city. Local merchants and (Betsy) Crane. A meet and greet restaurants will be offering discounts cocktail reception and Local Authors throughout the weekend. Fair will follow the day’s events, The festival begins October 18 all at Safe Harbors Lobby at the with the Spring Street Reading Series Ritz, 107 Broadway, from 2:00pmfeaturing author Mitchell Jackson, 6:00pm. winner of the Whiting Award and the October 20 will feature two live PEN/Hemingway Award for debut Molly Ringwald writing workshops, How to Tell the fiction, and poet Gretchen Primack, Story of Your Life, led by Danielle whose work has been published in Trussoni at Ann Street Gallery, 104 several literary journals. The series Ann Street, from 10:00am-Noon; will be held at Atlas Studios, 11 and Surprise Yourself; Surprise Your Spring Street, with a reception at Reader, with poet Ruth Danon 6:30pm and readings at 7:00pm. at Atlas Studios from 1:00pmSafe Harbors will host the 3:00pm. Festival’s Main Event on October Bettina Wilkerson For more:

and illustrations. Later, TEXT, a group the Dada and Surrealist exhibition presented poet-artists, who had a by Ann Street Gallery preoccupation with the is being curated in use of words in images, conjunction with Safe were at the forefront of Harbors’ Newburgh utilizing text in their art. Literary Festival October Again, in the 1960’s this 18-20. The show explores intertwining of visual the relationship between art and text increased visual imagery and in popularity, playing words in the practice of a central role with pop artists who integrate a artists, exemplified in text aesthetic into their work as a mechanism for “My Heart Is A Foolish Plum In This Warhol’s creation of communicating meaning. Cadmium Fire Fall” by Alex Gingrow the Campbell soup can As a vehicle for artistic expression, the paintings and Lichtenstein’s use of language use of text provides artists with the perfect in his comic strip bubble quote pieces. Today’s contemporary artists continue to platform for creating a dialogue with their viewers. Words are powerful tools. They embrace text, finding innovative and clever influence the way people think and react; they ways to enhance the central messaging of reflect one’s thoughts and effect behaviors; their work by engaging in semiotic word they also form a system of conventionalized play that creates narratives often associated symbols used for communicating, language. with literature. Viewers can see such work It was in the early 20th century that on display in the TEXT exhibition. Those American artists began utilizing text in their ranging from the imaginative to the fantastic, work. However, the connection of visual highlighting the textual elements present in creations and the written word predates textiles, paintings, typography, assemblage, this period and has had a long relationship book binding, letterpress, sculpture, and throughout history. We can see this coupling installations. The exhibit was curated by Virginia Walsh in the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic writings and the illuminated manuscripts, where letters and will remain on view through October and words are enriched with decorations 19. For information: 845-784-1146.

Lecture: Arctic Explorer Frederick Cook Dr. Frederick Cook, the world renowned arctic explorer and Sullivan County native, was born in 1865, into a small family in Hortonville. His claim was the discovery of the North Pole, but he was also a physician, an entrepreneur, an ethnographer and an author. One of Dr. Cook’s books in particular, Return from the Pole, is a powerful and poignant work of artistic excellence that affirms the highest values of the human spirit. And yet his life was defined by controversy. In 1909 Dr. Cook’s discovery of the North Pole was maliciously challenged by Robert Peary, another explorer claiming to have reached the Pole first. Peary, who initially befriended Cook, was described by polar historian Fergus Fleming as “undoubtedly the most driven, possibly the most successful and probably the most unpleasant man in the annals of polar exploration.” The story of these two men has been widely debated. The Frederick Cook Society was born out of this controversy, and today it is housed in the Sullivan County Museum. An entire gallery on the second floor of the Museum is dedicated to Dr. Cook’s life and 28

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work. On October 20 at 2:00pm, the Society with host a talk by arctic researcher Douglas Bonoff who will discuss Dr. Cook’s early travels, the McKinley climbs, and some of Cook’s contemporaries, notably Matt Henson and Roald Amundsen. He will also discuss Robert Peary and the Greenland meteorites, stolen from the northern Inuit and now housed in the Museum of Natural History in New York. Mr. Peary will come in for some praise but also, according to Mr. Bonoff, “some round condemnation for his theft of the meteorites and general abuse of the northern Inuit. And likewise, the American Museum of Natural History for complicity in acquiring grave artifacts, as well as the Eskimos who Peary brought back to New York and promptly died.” The stories are as magnificent as they are heartbreaking. The Sullivan County Museum is located at 265 Main Street, Hurleyville. Everyone is welcome. The lecture is free. For more information call 845 434-8044. For information on Frederick Cook visit:

The Goshen Art League Celebrates Sarah Fortner Pierson “Nothing is more beautiful and alien than a close-up view of a flower,” exclaims Sarah Fortner Pierson, as she contemplates one of her paintings being installed in a solo exhibit in Goshen. Exhibiting her work on such a scale - this show features forty-four of her pieces - is a rare opportunity for Pierson these days. In 2018, Sarah stepped into the position of executive director of the Wallkill River School (WRS) in Montgomery. The demands of that job, especially for the mother of a five-year-old, leave precious few hours for making new works and are not easily conducive to planning for a solo exhibit. In addition, Sarah is also the founder and driving force behind the Washingtonville Arts Collective (WAC) in her hometown. Vaune Sherin, the Goshen Art League’s (GAL) supervising curator for the exhibit’s venue, was immediately excited by the idea of inviting Sarah to show. “As a member of WRS, I am well aware of Sarah’s dedication

to her work as the new top administrator there. She puts in countless hours, much to the benefit of we member artists.” “Yes. It is a real pleasure to be able to present Sarah as an artist to this breadth and scope,” agreed Julie Saltzberg, GAL’s treasurer. “As a long time administrator/artist, I found it almost impossible to attend to my own art while I was president of the League. So I totally appreciate what this may mean to Sarah and we were prepared to support her in mounting this show in any way we could.” In Bold Botanicals and Song Birds of New York, Pierson offers up striking, bold, outsized views of flowers. Some are depicted in their entirety, others in magnificent, almost abstract, closeup detail, all in glorious colors. “Even a humble daisy holds mystery,” she says, explaining her passion for flora. “There is a whole cycle of life visible in what we think of as the simplest of flowers.” As for the fauna portion of the show, Pierson

tells of being inspired by a commission she was awarded in 2017. “I was honored to be one of the artists chosen by the GAL to paint one of that year’s Keys Of Goshen pianos. My concept was Song Birds of New York.” “Sarah’s design concept for her piano was chosen for its well researched and stunningly rendered depictions of song birds, which, as she says, emphasized the relationship between Goshen and the land,” said Gloria Bonelli, project director of Keys of Goshen.

Pierson continued, “I dove deep into the research and along the way discovered that I enjoy painting birds. More so, I find that I am now able to identify the birds I see around me and greet them as familiar friends.” The public is welcome to view the exhibit now through December 10, on two floors at Griffith Olivero Realtors, 226 Main Street, Goshen. An artist’s reception will be held on October 30 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Contact:

Artist of the Month: Chris Van Vooren Chris’ village Primarily selfprojects include the taught, Chris Van Greenwood Lake Vooren’s medium of mural at Sunshine choice is acrylic paint Park, the Greenwood but he has been known Lake Roasters mural, to dabble in pastels and the Greenwood Lake mixed media, too. film strip project, and As a Greenwood he painted the 40 foot Lake resident, Chris long backdrop for has immersed himself Lake in contributions to the Chris’ mural at Greenwood Lake Roasters. Greenwood village. He is the lead volunteer coordinator Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz. As vice chairman of the Goshen Art at the Greenwood Lake Coalition Teen Center, vice chairman of the Greenwood League, Chris’ artworks now appear in the Lake Chamber of Commerce, and he also Emergency Services building in Goshen and continues to work tirelessly to make the the Goshen Music Hall. Chris is the featured artist for October at planned Greenwood Lake Skatepark - in memory of Dale Hirrel - a reality, donating the Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road. Call 845-477-8377 x 104. much of his art to be auctioned off.

Cemetery Readings

The Laurel Hill Cemetery Program, Early Milford Inhabitants, is a popular theatrical historical presentation that “brings to life” some of Milford’s earliest inhabitants as professional readers recite first-person accounts of their lives in the Laurel Hill Cemetery at Grey Towers. As one of the town’s first graveyards, Laurel Hill is the final resting place for nearly 200 residents who helped shape the community in the early 1800s. There will be two readings on October 19 at 11:00am & 2:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required and the program will be held rain or shine. Participants should meet in the Visitor Pavilion of the Grey Towers Visitor Parking Lot. Wear comfortable shoes as there is walking on uneven terrain. For tickets, visit or call 570-296-9625. October 2019

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Catskill Art Society: Polaroids & Portraits Live from London at Downing Film Center On view from October create images that are 25-27, the Catskill Art timeless pieces of original Society will present a joint art, resulting in a very exhibition at the Laundry small, perfectly framed King in Livingston photograph. Manor. In her The Beauty In an unexpected Series, Claire Coleman’s contrast, Robyn Almquist forgotten people reach will present her muted into the future, shedding polaroid photos amidst some of their mystery Claire Coleman’s colorful to become accessible. portraits. Somewhere in the stoic Robyn Almquist’s faces and stiff postures, “Recent Memories” series Recent Memories series is there is a living person by Robyn Almquist created with her Polaroid looking out at us, sharing camera. The process their story, silently. combines planning and These works are studies, unpredictability. In doing collages, and paintings so, the opposing forces of found object antique yield interest and beauty. portraits and wig busts. Polaroid photography The artist has pigmented has its own unique the black and white photos aesthetic that is both with color, adding some of personal and universally her signature collage. nostalgic. The quality of The opening reception the photo is dependent on is on October 26 from available light, and then, 4:00pm-6:00pm, at the complete darkness and Laundry King, 65 Main “The Beauty Series” by Claire Coleman careful storage is needed Street, Livingston Manor. while the unstable emulsion develops. It For additional information, visit the captures an instant, but requires patience website: or phone as the image reveals itself. The goal is to 845-436-4227.

The Lehman Trilogy to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. On a cold September But Roscoe is really his morning in 1844, a sister Rachel posing as young man from Bavaria her own dead brother, stands on a New York who’s been killed by her dockside, dreaming of boyfriend. a new life in the new Featuring a Tony world. He is joined Award winning by his two brothers, performance from host and an American epic of the The Late Late begins. 163 years later, Show, James Corden, “The Lehman Trilogy” the firm they establish the hilarious West End spectacularly collapses and Broadway hit, One into bankruptcy, and Man, Two Guvnors triggers the largest returns to cinemas to financial crisis in mark National Theatre history. Live’s 10th birthday. See the history of See it at Downing a financial institution Film Center, 17 Front “One Man, Two Guvnors” from its humble origins Street, Newburgh, to its epical implosion, over a span of three October 21 at 1:30pm & 7:00pm. centuries and many generations. Free parking is available in the NewburghNational Theatre Live presents The Beacon Ferry lot, just south of the theater. Lehman Trilogy October 7 at 1:15pm & Additional parking can be found on Water 7:00pm. See it at Downing Film Center Street. BEFORE it begins its Broadway run in The Downing Film Center is handicapped February. accessible. If you need the lift and elevator, let them know in advance. Arrive 35-40 One Man, Two Guvnors minutes before showtime so that you can be Fired from his skiffle band, Francis assisted. Phone: 845-561-3686. Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, For additional information, visit the a small time East End hood, now in Brighton website:

ARTery Gallery, Milford: Pride of Place “...The landscape, the her landscapes, and a dwelling place, becomes waterfall in the gallery’s an icon, a holy picture. window. Wherever you are, Digital artist FitzGerald you are related to the photographs scenes from cosmic order.” - Joseph the natural environment Campbell. and transforms them into Two artists of the paintings using digital ARTery Gallery whose paintbrushes. These work exemplifies pride “Pocono Rushmore of Conservation” paintings are printed by Marie Liu of place and love of using archival inks, on a the natural world will variety of surfaces: canvas, be exhibiting together. watercolor and homemade Randall FitzGerald and paper. The paintings Marie Liu are long time are then finished with members of the twenty year traditional watercolors old cooperative gallery and and/or acrylic paint. have exhibited together This exhibit is an eclectic annually for a decade. collection of paintings that Liu’s inspiration for the represent his interaction last decade has been the “The Attorney” by Randall Fitzgerald with the cultural heritage Delaware River Valley. She sees the region as and natural history of the landscape. Both a character with which she has a relationship in his urban and rural scenes, his renderings and paints its many moods and nuances, reflect his personal vision of current American its beauty and natural treasures. Its history, life. and particularly Gifford Pinchot, have also This exhibit will be displayed from factored heavily in her oil paintings. Inspired October 10 to November 4 and an opening by Pinchot, she never tires of telling his story reception is being held on October 12 from through her paintings and to anyone who will 6:00pm-9:00pm at the ARTery Gallery, 210 listen. This year’s exhibit will include several Broad Street, Milford. new imaginative portrayals of Pinchot, For more information: 570-409-6754. 30

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Fourth Saturday Jazz Series, Newburgh Originally from Cornwall, bassist Jones, Laura Nyro, Anne Murray, Jim Cammack played for Ahmad Mel Torme, Jennifer Holliday, Phil Jamal for nearly thirty years. His Woods, The Fania All-Stars, The debut solo album, Both Sides of CTI All-Stars and Jonathan Butler. the Coin, was released in 2012. In The Terry Silverlight Band has a feature article on Cammack, Bass performed in premier Manhattan Player Magazine reviewer Richard venues including Birdland, The Johnston nicknamed James, who Cutting Room, The Metropolitan was at the time a Chicago resident, Cafe, The Bitter End, Jazz Forum “Chicago fire” for his hard-driving, James Cammack Arts among others, and he has creative approach to playing both released multiple instruction books acoustic and electric bass. and videos including The Stick Bag At rehearsals of even the most Book of Jazz, Funk, Fusion and Gig complicated jazz pieces, Cammack Bag Series for Drummers: Rhythm puts a finger on his instrument to & Percussion. find the key, ask for the general Synth wizard Neil Alexander feel, and takes off. An extremely (NAIL, Mr GONE, Decora, sensitive player, Cammack is an and Thunderhead Organ Trio) excellent sideman and his own Terry Silverlight broadens the landscape of jazz solos demonstrate both virtuosity and improvised music by skillfully and musicality. blending modern and traditional Terry Silverlight began his jazz and funk forms with recording career at the age of 14 experimental concepts and hi-tech when he played drums on his brother electronic music, fusing it into an Barry Miles’ album, White Heat, grooving, accessible sound that’s regarded as a pioneering landmark mesmerizing. in the history of jazz/rock fusion The three musicians will jam music. Since then, he has performed together for Alexander’s Fourth Neil Alexander all over the world and recorded on Saturday Jazz concert series on gold/platinum albums and hit singles for Billy October 26 at 9:00pm at The Wherehouse, Ocean, George Benson, Natalie Merchant, 119 Liberty Street, Newburgh. Freddie Jackson, Stephanie Mills, Tom Bring you friends, there’s no cover!

May I Have A Word With You ... Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky AHA! I TOLD YOU THERE WAS NO ‘N’ IN THE WORD RESTAURATEUR! Don’t you think being right all the time is overrated? It infuriates the person you’ve outsmarted and makes you look like a pompous prig. Be that as it may, if you still feel there are those who deserve to be humiliated, here are some myth-busters that may trip them up. (The online source assures scholarly, documented research). 1. Placing metal inside a microwave oven does not damage the oven’s electronics. However, the electrical arching that occurs does make metal hot and that can hurt you. 2. We’ve always been told that we have five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. Humans can sense many other things including imbalance, acceleration, pain, temperature, pressure and thirst. 3. Buddha wasn’t fat. The chubby laughing Buddha is a tenth century Chinese folk hero by the name of Budai not Buddha. In fact, the actual Buddha was an ascetic who fasted in order to achieve enlightenment. In the Middle Ages, religious women starved

themselves, in the name of purity and piety, a condition known as anorexia mirabilis. 4. Lightening never strikes twice in the same place? Not so! Lightening strikes New York’s Empire State Building about 100 times a year. 5. Despite the oft repeated fiction, Albert Einstein did not flunk math. Reading a newspaper column to that effect, Einstein said: “Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential and integral calculus.” CYRANOSE The musical, Cyrano, is back on Broadway. The hero loves Roxanne but with his outlandishly, oversized nose, feels he is too ugly to woo her. Fun Fact: Here’s Jose A fresh silicone Ferrer in “Cyrano de nose is needed for Bergerac” (1950 film). every performance. If Ferrer’s portrayal of your regional theater Cyrano won him the needs a Cyrano nose, Oscar for Best Actor. you’ll find latex noses online but if you’re one of 19 million Americans allergic to latex, you might consider auditioning for Hamlet.

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HV Polonaise Society’s 28th Annual Ball 6:00pm to 11:00pm at The Hudson Valley the Middletown Elks Polonaise Society is Lodge, 48 Prospect dedicated to preserving Street, Middletown. The the beautiful customs Grand Polonaise event and traditions of Polish is at 7:00pm and music Heritage. October is Polish will be provided by the American Heritage Month, awardwinning Dennis so come and help the Polisky and The Maestros Society spread Polish pride Men. Pine Island’s exciting by joining with family and friends at their 28th Annual Pine Island’s Pokolenie Dancers Pokolenie Dancers will also perform. Polonaise Ball! Tickets are $45 pp which includes hors While you are in the area, enjoy the many wonderful activities offered in Orange d’oeuvres and buffet dinner served at 6:00pm County, from wineries and distilleries prepared by Table 21 Catering. For ticket information, visit the Hudson located in the beautiful black dirt region to shopping, craft villages, and much more. Valley Polonaise Society on Facebook or The 28th annual Polonaise Ball Dinner- call Cynthia: 845-649-5307 or Michelle: Dance takes place on October 12 from 845-591-8535. See also ad on page 5.

Flute-Viola-Harp Trio Performs in Milford Formed in 2013, Hat Trick is Gubaidulina, and lesser-known a virtuosic flute-viola-harp trio composers. Based in the New whose members are equally at York City area, the trio recorded home as chamber musicians, a debut CD, The Garden of Joys and Sorrows in December 2014 soloists, and agents of audience with multi-Grammy-winning engagement. Hat Trick presents works commissioned by and producer David Frost. for the ensemble, performs Kindred Spirits Arts Program will present Hat Trick exemplars from the classic trio in concert performing classical repertoire, and also brings to masterpieces (e.g. Debussy life more eclectic works. and DuBois) along with The ensemble aims to Hat Trick Trio, left to right: broaden the flute, viola, harp David Wallace, April Clayton recently written music by Astor and Kristi Shade. Piazzolla, Sofia Gubaidulina repertoire and showcase its individual and collective strengths. The and Grammy-nominated composer Miguel trio uses strategic programming to provide del Aguila, on October 5 at 7:30pm at St. listeners with deeper perceptions of trio Patrick’s Church Hall, 111 E High Street, masterworks by Debussy, Takemitsu, Milford. For information: 570-409-1269.

Egyptian Art in Shohola discovered 107 years ago. The art of ancient Egypt has Images of that bust, and fascinated us for thousands of many other examples of years. It’s hard to believe that ancient Egyptian artwork, the Ancient Egyptian language sculpture, and jewelry will be had no word for art. And we on display for the Celebration don’t know the name of a of Ancient Egyptian Art single ancient Egyptian artist reception on October 5 from the first 2000 years of from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the their civilization. Artists’ Market Community That’s because the Center, 114 Richardson amazingly beautiful paintings, Avenue, Shohola. sculptures, masks, drawings, The reception will include jewelry and other creations all had a functional purpose, often Bust of Nefertiti, c. 1350 BCE. refreshments, a show of related to religion. They were Image courtesy of Egyptian creations by local artists, and Museum of Berlin. a brief presentation on the “commissioned” works, so thought to be the property of the one paying art of ancient Egypt. The show is on view through October 15. the commission, rather than the artist. This free event is sponsored by the Even for the later ancient Egyptian artists, there was no tradition of individual artistic Barryville Area Arts Association, and expression; rather, art served a wider purpose made possible with funding from the Robert of preserving culture by giving it permanence. L. Snyder Fund administered by the Greater For example, the bust of Nefertiti has been a Pike Community Foundation. symbol of feminine beauty since it was first For info: 845-557-8713. 32 Delaware & Hudson CANVAS October 2019

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