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October 2021

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

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From The Publisher... by Barry Plaxen Synchronicity of the month: Immersive Theatre in Forestburgh and Warwick. Vocabulary Lesson: Zentangle Art: drawing structured patterns. Highlights of the Month: Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit in Hurleyville. Welcome Back: Greenwood Lake Theater (in Warwick), Orange County Arts Council’s Awards Gala (in Middletown). Kudos to: Nick Roes and the Artists’ Market Community Center & Barryville Area Arts Association for their six years of bringing art and art associated events to Shohola (see page 3). Forestburgh Playhouse Artistic Director Franklin Trapp, Writer/Director Douglas Carter Beane, choreographer Ellenore Scott, and the entire cast,

designers, musicians and crew for their Miracle in the Forest - a superb production of the world premiere of the 2021 version of Rodgers & Hart’s Babes in Arms. And congratulations to the lucky audience members who were fortunate and wise enough to see it. In this issue: Art exhibits in Campbell Hall, Cornwall, Goshen, Huguenot, Hurleyville, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Lords Valley, Milford, Montgomery, Narrowsburg, Newburgh, Port Jervis, Rock Tavern, Shohola, Sugar Loaf, Warwick and Wurtsboro. Polka Dancing in Callicoon and Pine Island. Film Festivals in Bethel, Hurleyville, Milford and Narrowsburg. Farm Food in Highland Mills and Monroe. First Fridays in Pine Bush, Second Saturdays in Mountaindale. Fairs in Dingmans Ferry, Grahamsville, Highland Falls, Monroe and Tuxedo.

Fundraisers in Campbell Hall, Damascus, Goshen, Middletown and Pine Bush. Live Theatre in Campbell Hall, Damascus, Ellenville, Forestburgh, So. Fallsburg and Warwick. Violins in Livingston Manor (classical) and Sugar Loaf (rock). Art Demos in Middletown (pastel) and Montgomery (painting). Kids Visual & Performing Arts Classes in Monticello, Kids’ & Teens’ Performing Arts Classes in Forestburgh. Books and Authors in Chester, Livingston Manor, Newburgh, Walden and Warwick. Jazz in Callicoon, Liberty, Marlboro, and Port Jervis. Thank you everyone - advertisers, contributors, readers, supporters - and even critics. We are so grateful for your assistance in preparing this issue. And thanks to Bob, Gloria, Patrick, Rick, Ron, Tina and our other volunteers who help distribute the paper every month.

Letters To The Editor Thank you for the indispensable CANVAS - the illucidation of the Arts, Music, Spiritual activities, etc., that raise and nourish our world. And thank you so much for the terrific article about Gail and I teaching at Wallkill River School. I have gotten a couple of extra sign-ups. - Cynthia Harris-Pagano Thank you for your great paper and service to the community. Glad you are back in action. Stay safe and well. - George Toth & Diana Underwood

I am so glad you are able to keep so high a standard year after year. Your paper is a treasure. - Anita “Nina” Casamento Thank you, we see your kind article for our recitals in Warwick and Monticello. It is greatly appreciated. - Ken, Amy and Deb The Kemyndable Flute Trio Your article about the Forestburgh Playhouse’s revival of “Babes in Arms” was a gem. It wasn’t signed, but it was so

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Community Arts: News, Views And Schedules

Artery Gallery, Milford ���������������������������������5 Artists’ Market Community Ctr, Shohola �����3 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts ���������������4 Big Eddy Film Festival, Narrowsburg & Bethel �����4 Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor �������18 Chester Public Library ��������������������������������7 Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Goshen �����������19 Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg ��� 4 Desmond Center, Newburgh ��������������������19 Forestburgh Tavern ������������������������������������7 Goshen Art League ����������������������������13, 20 Greenwood Lake Theater �������������������������19 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival ���������������15 Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre �������������4

“Orphans” Thomas Benjamin Kennington (1885)

The Artists’ Market Community Center in Shohola is orphaned and homeless as of October 4. See page 3 Illuminate Goshen ������������������������������������13 Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit ���������������4 Janet Leroy, artist �������������������������������������16 Josephine-Louise Public Library, Walden � 18,19 Liberty Museum & Arts Center �����������������16 Murder Mystery Manhattan, Campbell Hall �19 Museum Village, Monroe ��������������������������15 Nesin Cultural Arts ��������������������������������7, 17 Newburgh Literary Festival �����������������������13 Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall �����20 Orange County Arts Council ���������������������14 Ritz Theater Lobby, Newburgh �����������������13 River Valley Artists Guild ����������������������������3 Rivoli Theatre, South Fallsburg ������������������6 Safe Harbors of The Hudson, Newburgh �13 Sarah McHugh, artist ����������������������������������8 Shadowland Stages, Ellenville �����������������20 Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center ������������6 Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra ��������17 Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop ����������6 Upfront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis ���������8 Wallkill River School ���������������������������������15 Warwick Art League ������������������������������������8 Warwick Historical Society �����������������������19 Wisner Library, Warwick �����������������������������8 Woodbury Public Library, Highland Mills ����5 Wurtsboro Art Alliance ��������������������������������6

Free Artworks in Shohola!

RVAG: “Autumn Spectacular!”

Everything on display at the Orphaned Art Show is free. Only one to a customer, but everyone who views the exhibition will get a sticker to put on the artwork of their choice. At the end of the reception, they can take the art home with them. The idea for the Orphaned Art Show was born when the building that houses the Artists’ Market Community “By the Sawkill” by Robert Wood (1965) Center was sold and they got notice to is a 3 ¼ x 4 ½ inch piece, At vacate. As a way to repay the the Park. community that has supported Doors open on September them, more than 300 works of 30 at 10:00am, and the art are available for free. reception is on October 2 “We’d rather go out with from 3:00pm-6:00pm. a big bang than a whimper,” Visitors can take home their the gallery staff explain. free art any time after 3:00pm “We’re having one last blast on October 2. Complimentary in a space that has strived to refreshments will be “At the Park” build community through art. We’re hoping to say goodbye, (handcrafted in Italy) available. The AMCC is at in person, to everyone who has visited 114 Richardson Ave., Shohola. The AMCC will continue to sponsor us over the past six years, and that the community spirit we helped build will events at other venues and continue to produce art-related videos for their live on long after we close.” Works include framed original highly popular YouTube Channel. For information call 914-799-0180. drawings, original paintings, canvas The Orphaned Art Show is co-sponsored prints, photography, jewelry, classic by the Barryville Area Art Association, and prints, sculpture, wood carvings, and made possible, in part, by a grant from the other art. The largest work is a 28 x 44 John L. Snyder Fund of the Greater Pike inch framed, By the Sawkill; the smallest Community Foundation.

The River Valley Hospital. She states, Artists Guild (RVAG) “I want to give the continues their Art viewer the appeal of About Town series in color and luminosity October with Autumn in my fall-themed Spectacular! - four works.” Miiller’s work exhibits showcasing is in many important photographs, prints, collections. Visit www. paintings, color pencil susanmiillerart.com. drawings and pastels, “Autumn Reflections” by S. Miiller Joe Petrosi’s color October 1-30. pencil drawings are Autumn themed works being displayed at the by RVAG members Mayor’s Office in will be shown at Gio’s Port Jervis. Petrosi is a Gelato Cafe. Daniela certified art, textile and Cooney paints in water airbrush specialist. soluble oils and acrylics. RVAG president Joyce Lee’s paintings Joan Kehlenbeck’s reflect the spirit of the fall themed works are “Frog on Leaf” by Joe Petrosi landscape. Judith Weiss on view at Deerpark begins her work from landscapes, then Town Hall. Joan has shown her oil puts them aside and moves into recall paintings and pastel drawings regionally and personal feeling. Patty Koch is a and is well-known in the area for her self-taught artist with nearly 50 years of demonstrations and workshops. art experience. Joe Petrosi’s color pencil View the work at: Gio’s Gelato Café, drawings celebrate the visual beauty of 30-32 Front Street, Bon Secours Hospital Autumn, while Samantha Petrosi’s cafeteria, 160 E Main Street, and the watercolors sparkle like stained glass. Mayor’s Office, 20 Hammond Street, Curator of Art About Town, Susan all in Port Jervis. Deerpark Town Hall is Miiller will display her fall themed oil located at 420 Route 209, Huguenot. paintings and prints at Bon Secours Email: susanmiiller@yahoo.com

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Big Eddy Festival is Ten Years Old For its 10th anniversary, Big Eddy Film Festival, produced by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the arts council for Sullivan County, will host an expanded four-day festival at Krause Recital Hall in Narrowsburg and at Bethel Woods, September 30-October 2. “The First Step” - Sep. 30, 8:00pm Van Jones, a Black progressive activist known for calling Donald Trump’s 2016 election “a whitelash” live on primetime TV, controversially crossing party lines to win bipartisan support for criminal justice reform and the response to the addiction crisis. Van’s journey building bridges in a time of extreme polarization takes him deep into the messy drama of the Trump administration, internal divisions within both parties, and the lives of activists fighting on the frontlines for their communities. “Cane River” - October 2, 7:00pm Cane River is a racially-charged love story in Natchitoches Parish, a “free community of color” in


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Louisiana. A budding, forbidden romance lays bare the tensions between two black communities, both descended from slaves but of disparate opportunity the light-skinned, property-owning Creoles and the darker-skinned, more disenfranchised families of the area. “No Ordinary Man” - Oct. 2, 9:00pm For decades, the life of American Jazz musician Billy Tipton was framed as the story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. In No Ordinary Man, Tipton’s story is re-imagined and performed by trans artists as they collectively paint a portrait of an unlikely hero. Showings are either at (mostly) Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, or Krause Recital Hall, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. For tickets and a complete official listing and information on film shorts presentations, visit: www. BigEddyFilmFest.com

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Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit The goal of the On October 9 at Indigenous Womens’ 4:00pm there will be Voices Summit is to foster Live Music outdoors community building (weather permitting) between Nations, with Akwesasne to bring together Women Singers and traditional teachings and Jennifer Kreisberg, contemporary minds to plus Key Note Speaker imagine ways forward Jami Powell. for indigenous people. The Akwesasne Akwesasne Women Singers to recognize that while Women Singers were there is much talked about suffering and formed in 1999 by four inspired and trauma in and about their communities inspiring women: Bear Fox, Katsitsionni they are also growing, thriving and have Fox, Elizabeth Nanitcoke and Iawentas a lot to teach about how to find strength Nanticoke. The women were driven in laughter, joy and respect for other by the need to protect and preserve living things. the Kanienkeha (Mohawk Language), October events for the 2nd Annual traditional Kanienkeha:ka (Mohawk Summit, which runs through November People) customs and stories, as well as 7 at Hurleyville Performing Arts the oral traditions that are passed down Centre’s Gallery 222 include: from grandmother to grand-daughter. ...a Demonstration of ‘Steel Medicine’ Jennifer Kreisberg comes from four with Margaret Jacobs (virtual with Q&A) generations of Seven Singing Sisters on October 3 at 2:00pm, through the maternal line. She is known ...Opening Panel Conversation with for fierce vocals, soaring range and The IWVS Steering Committee on lilting, breath-taking harmonies. October 8, Time TBD, Proof of Vaccination Or Negative ...and an Artists Reception and Hybrid Covid Test is Required for the in-person Artist Talk with Mona Cliff (virtual), Summit. Margaret Jacobs and Erin Lee Antonak Visit www.HurleyvilleArtsCentre.org (in-person) on October 9, at 2:00pm. for tickets and info. See ad pg 15.

Nature & Water Permeate ARTery Gallery’s Walls, Milford

Grow Good Food!

The ARTery Gallery in Milford will with the natural world. Constantly feature the artworks of Marie Liu and exploring the limits of the media with Randall FitzGerald this October. which he works, using ink and acrylics, Long-time gallery member and painter he creates works that please the eye and of the Poconos, Marie Liu has embraced move the soul. Over the years, Randall the numerous waterfalls, waterways has worked hand-in-hand with his and rugged beauty of the landscape and artist wife, Nancy, to produce his work. reveled in the interesting history of the Together, they have enjoyed numerous region. Her annual exhibit in October awards for their work which have been continues along that vein, but this year published and exhibited worldwide. “Summer Meadow” by Marie Liu features several works that are His current exhibit includes rural inspired equally from her heartlandscapes and seascapes. For these place. works, Randall has employed what Summer Meadow is an image he calls a “Photo Pictorial” process of an overgrown field along Route that starts with a photograph. The 209 in the Delaware Water Gap photograph is optimized using National Recreation Area. This PhotoShop and then painted using meadow, once a cultivated farm a variety of digital brushes. The field, has now gone wild and seems work is then printed on canvas unassuming, but closer observation using archival inks and then reveals a multitude and diversity enhanced with acrylic paint before “Early Morning on the Lake” by Randall Fitzgerald of wildflowers and plants that make it a applying a coat of acrylic gel medium Several of her other paintings are haven for animals and insects. Lending continuations of her Cycle series which for preservation. These unique pieces of a phrase to the image: “Beyond right and highlight the crucial role of pure water art are compelling and generate a special wrong, there is a meadow. I’ll meet you in the endless cycle of life. viewer experience. there.” (Inspired and paraphrased by the A reception will be held on October Long-time gallery member Randall ancient Persian mystic, Rumi). 9, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. The show FitzGerald is a biologist and artist. Of her work this year, Marie reflects, His love of nature permeates both runs from October 7 to November 8 at “I want to give the Poconos a big hug his professional and artistic life, and the ARTery Gallery, 210 Broad Street, and describe my own heart’s journey consequently most of the fine art he Milford. For information call 570-409through my imagery of the region.” produces reflects the intimacy he enjoys 1234 or visit arterygallerymilford.com

Whether you’re a gardener, farmer or chef, you will be motivated by the message of self-sufficiency and beautiful food that is as local as your own backyard! Join the Woodbury Public Library in welcoming Matthew Benson (pictured above), proprietor and educator from Stonegate Farm in Newburgh for Growing Beautiful Food. Benson’s gardening lecture will be held on October 3 at 2:00pm in the Woodbury Senior Center, 16 County Route 105, Highland Mills. Copies of his book which features stunning photography will be for sale at the event and one attendee will receive a free copy in a random drawing. Pre-registration required by visiting www.woodburypubliclibrary.org/ growing-beautiful-food-gardeninglecture-10-3-2021. Masks are required for this indoor event.

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Wurtsboro Art Alliance: Fall Spectacular Daisy Jopling Plays The Who on Violin The Wurtsboro Art Saturdays & Sundays, Alliance (WAA) has October 2-31 at the John announced its latest exhibit: Neilson Gallery, 73 Sullivan Fall Spectacular! A very Street, Wurtsboro. A reception diverse, wide-open theme, will be held on October 2 subjects range from landscape from Noon-2:00pm. paintings, nature photography, florals and figurative art Coming up in November to the abstract and purely there will be a Printmaking imaginary. Exhibit featuring the return of Nearly 30 artists working Jewelry by P. Blanco David Munford and Michael in a variety of mediums Piotrowski in PRESSING will display their work! STILL MATTERS, a Several well known WAA continuing exploration of members whose works will their work, building on be featured include Patricia their 2017 WAA exhibition, Blanco, Michael Colella, PRESSING MATTERS. Gene Iovine, Rick Loggia, See ad page 17 for further David Munford, Gaby details, and stay tuned to O’Neill, Susan Petry, the November issue of Michael Piotrowski, and CANVAS for more about many others. their upcoming exhibit. Pottery by S. Petry / Sumari Patricia Blanco’s exquisite work includes an eclectic collection Save the Date: WAA’s Holiday Show of hand crafted jewelry. Her creations will feature a variety of handcrafted works, include natural and imitation gemstones. including jewelry, carved wood, ceramic, Susan Petry a/k/a Sumari creates pottery, crochet/knitted items, cards, and original ceramics and pottery using form affordable acrylic, oil and watercolor and color reflecting the beauty of the works every Saturday & Sunday, world around her. from Noon-4:00pm, November 27 to Fall Spectacular! can be viewed December 19. See www.waagallery.org


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Daisy Jopling is a British classical/rock violinist currently residing in New York. She plays an Antonio Gragnani violin, made in Livorno, Italy in 1778 and a Yamaha electric violin, tours the world with her own band, and also runs a music mentorship foundation. Jopling began playing the violin at age 3, and at age 14 she performed Bach’s Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

In June 2013 she premiered Tristan Schulze’s Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and Orchestra with the Westchester Putnam Youth Orchestra. Jopling recently released her latest album Who’s Who, original violin arrangements of great songs by The Who, in 2019. She will present that program at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway, Chester on October 8 at 8:00pm. For tickets: www.sugarloafpacny.com

Three Floors of Fright in S. Fallsburg! The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (SCDW) will present its popular Haunted Theatre Tours with three floors of fright. It’ll be a scream! YOURS! The SCDW staff will entertain you with the unexplainable: murmurs, ghosts and spirits. Be prepared for goosebumps, but remember, as long as you stay with your group, you’ll be just fine. Tour dates are Fridays & Saturdays, October 8-23 at the Rivoli

Theatre, 5243 Main Street, South Fallsburg. Tours are limited to groups of four and run continuously starting at 6:00pm. The last tour of the evening starts at 10:00pm. Please note that this tour includes stairs and is sometimes in complete darkness. Also note that this tour is NOT recommended for children under 13! Tickets include a gift from the SCDW. Advance tickets are recommended! Get them by visiting: www.scdw.net

Nesin’s Fall 2021 Classes

Rocky’s Back in Forestburgh

Nesin Cultural akiko@sccoplayers. Arts (NCA) provides org. professional and For scholarship affordable arts info contact: akiko@ programs for students sccoplayers.org. of all ages. NCA Registration is programs operate onnow open for classes site following Covid running through safety protocols, but December. virtual options are To register or Guest artist Sasha Margolis conducts a available by request Klezmer workshop for 2021 Nesin Cultural inquire about classes, to ensure the safety of Arts Summer Arts Academy students. email: fiona@ families and artists. nesinculturalarts.org. Funding for NCA programs is provided by: The Courses include choral singing, dance New York State Council on the Arts with support programs, theatre programs and visual from Governor Kathleen Courtney Hochul, Episcopal arts programs, private lessons, music Charities, Saint John’s Episcopal Church, New York Life, Laura Jane Musser Fund, Sullivan County ensembles and orchestra. Tuition is based Government, Stewart’s Shops, M&T Bank and the on sliding scale. If interested, email Associated Chamber Music Players.

Do the Time Warp Again! The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through the early 1960s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad Forestburgh Playhouse, The Rocky Horror Show, 2017 transvestite scientist. local musicians, and a ton of fun! Rocky Beyond its cult status, The Rocky Bags will be available with all the props Horror Show is also widely said to have needed to fully experience this wacky been an influence on countercultural and wonderful show! and sexual liberation movements that Located at 39 Forestburgh Road, the followed on from the 1960s. It was one Forestburgh Tavern has been a part of the first popular musicals to depict of Forestburgh since the 1950’s. In fluid sexuality during a time of division 1981, the Tavern doubled in size and between generations and a lack of sexual the famous cabarets of the Forestburgh difference acceptance. Tavern were born: a destination spot for Join Brad and Janet as they travel to sumptuous food, premium cocktails, and the mansion of Dr. Frankenfurter and high-quality entertainment. experience the wild ride, complete with Show dates are Fridays & Saturdays, Transylvanians, phantoms and iconic October 8-30. Doors open at 6:00pm songs like Time Warp, Sweet Transvestite, for dinner and drinks, and showtime is Touch-a-Touch Me and more, Rocky 8:00pm. Cocktails are available right up Horror is a treat for all! to showtime and at intermission. Forestburgh Playhouse’s immersive For tickets, visit www.fbplayhouse. production features amazing Playhouse org or www.forestburghtavern.com. talent, a fantastic live band of the best See ad on page 20 for more details.

Journaling in Chester For Journaling: Creating Your Own Narrative, artist and writer Mary T. Altobelli will discuss her insights about journaling and developing a narrative. “As a creative person, I am always inspired by a sense of place. This applies whether I am overlooking the black dirt fields of Chester, the hills of northern

New Jersey or the exotic waterfalls of Panama.” Mary will also read excerpts from her memoir Spitting Into A River on October 9, at 2:00pm in the Chester Library, 1784 King’s Highway. For information, visit www. chesternypubliclibrary.com/ calendar or call 845-469-4252.

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New-to-Jazz & World Class Jazz in Port Sarah McHugh & Warwick Art League Newly reformed Swamp The band performs for Cabbage, a worldgroove port music series on wide festival favorite, is October 15 at 7:00pm. comprised of guitarist October 29 marks the Walter Parks, Rob Curto return of String Trio of on accordion and Gretsch NY, featuring James drum endorsee Jagoda. The Emery (guitar), composer band has played clubs and Rob Thomas (violin) and festivals in Spain, Germany Tony Marino (bass). The Swamp Cabbage and the US and has been trio was founded in 1977, the support act for JJ Grey by bassist John Lindberg, and Mofro, Taj Mahal violinist Billy Bang, and Trio and Richie Havens. guitarist Emery. Though The music in the opening they initially worked credits of the reality on improvisational show American Guns that playing and on their premiered on October 11, own compositions, they String Trio of NY 2011 on the Discovery eventually began taking Channel was written and recorded by on commissions, as well as doing Swamp Cabbage. arrangements of other jazz musicians’ “I’m exploring swamp jazz music, so works. Today, the trio, active and thriving I’m mixing that with the normal rock over its entire 40-year history, remains and blues that we’re doing,” said Parks. on the cutting edge of the music that it “It’s a challenging adventure because has pioneered, forging the path for the whereas jazz and blues are cousins, so genre-defying Jazz, Western Classical to speak, harmonically they’re very and World Music-informed Chamber different. Jazz is much more complex. discipline that is so prevalent in today’s What I try to do, though, is to take a adventurous musical environment. banjo fingerpicking style and blend it Concerts are at 7:00pm in UpFront with a blues feel. It’s great fun, really.” Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Ave, Port (www.connectsavannah.com) Jervis. For info: 845-754-1808. BYOB.


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Artist and teacher Sarah E. McHugh is a graduate from SUNY Buffalo with a degree in Art Education, and with an inspirational informative study abroad at the University of Siena, Italy. Further influences were her advanced studies at Pratt Institute, Hunter College, the Art Students League, and the National Academy of Design in NYC. A recipient of numerous awards, she has curated and shown in exhibits in multiple venues throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City. Many of her paintings can be seen on display and for sale at LAM Lighting & Design in Goshen and at the Warwick Valley Olive Oil Company in Warwick. Among Sarah’s commissioned works include two large pieces for St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. More are also in private collections throughout the country and abroad. She is currently CoPresident of the Warwick Art League. Sarah’s paintings are on display in an exhibit titled Lasting Impressions in the Community Room of the Albert Wisner Library, 1 McFarland Drive, Warwick, October 1-31. The Warwick Art League is holding a P-BUNS drawing workshop, based

“Longhouse Creek” by Sarah E. McHugh

on Warwick artist-teacher Susan Hope Fogel’s teaching creation ideology. P-BUNS is an acronym for five drawing aids that help the artist develop accuracy and sensitivity in drawing. “We have a superlative artist teacher in our midst,” McHugh said proudly. “Susan and I share a mutual appreciation of each other’s teaching and found out that we both studied with the same art instructors in the city, as well.” The hands-on workshop is at the Warwick Senior Center, 132 King’s Highway, October 8, 10:00am1:00pm. Registration is required. To register and for necessary details, email: mchughstudio@yahoo.com

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“Land” Robin Wright, Demian Birchir ����������Wisner Library, Warwick, Sep 27, 1pm FREE Manhattan Shorts Film Festival ������Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, Sep 29 & 30, 7pm & Morningside Park, Hurleyville, Oct 1, 7pm Big Eddy Film Festival ������������������������ DVAA Narrowsburg & Bethel Woods, Sep 30-Oct 2 “Dream Horse” ������������������������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 4, 1pm FREE “The Courier” ������������������������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 11, 1pm FREE Black Bear Film Festival ������������������������������������������������������������� Milford Theatre, Oct 15-17 “News of the World” ���������������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 18, 1pm FREE “Minari” ���������������������������������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 25, 1pm FREE “The Rules of the Game” ������������������Josephne-Louise Library, Walden, Oct 29, 6pm FREE

FAIRS & Festivals

First Fridays.................. ���������������������������� Main Street, Pine Bush, Fridays, 4pm-7pm FREE Second Saturdays ����������������������������������������������������������������Mountaindale, 11am-10pm FREE New York Renaissance Faire �������������������������������������������Sterling Forest, Tuxedo, thru Oct 3 Giant Pumpkin Party �����������������������������������������Grahamsville Fairgrounds, Oct 2, 9am-4pm Hudson Valley Farm & Flea’s Maker Event �� Museum Village, Monroe, Oct 9, 10am-4pm Harvest Festival �����������������������������������������������������PEEC, Dingmans Ferry, Oct 9, 11am-4pm Fabulous Flea Market ���������Sacred Heart Church, Highland Falls , Oct 16, 9am-2pm FREE Liberty Harvest Festival ���������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Oct 16, Noon-4pm FREE Highlands Arts Alliance Art Fair ��American Legion Hall, Highland Falls, Oct 23, 1pm-5pm Newburgh Literary Festival ������������������������������������� Ritz Theatre Lobby, Oct 30, 11am-6pm Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit 2021 ��Hurleyville Performng Arts Centre, thru Nov 7


Farm Arts Collective Harvest Benefit ���Willow Wisp Organic Farm, Damascus, Oct 10, 3pm Orange County Arts Council “Night Song” Gala ����virtual: ocartscouncil.org, Oct 15, 6pm & West Hills Country Club, Middletown, Nov 4, 6pm Illuminate Goshen Painted Trotters Auction ���������������������Delancey’s, Goshen, Oct 15, 6pm “Bleu’s Canine Rescue” wine with your K9 ��Baldwin Winery, Pine Bush, Oct 17, Noon-5pm Cornerstone Theatre Arts Mystery Dinner Theatre “The Badams Family” ������������������������� Otterkill Golf Club, Campbell Hall, Oct 24, 4pm

Music - Classical

Kemyndable Flute Trio Beethoven & Friends, 250th Birthday ��������������������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 3, 2pm FREE Manor Camerata Vivaldi “Four Seasons” ����CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Oct 9, 4pm Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra Chamber Quintet ������������������������������������������������������ Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, Oct 23, 6pm & St. John’s Episcopal Church, Monticello, Oct 24, 3pm

Music - jazz

Hal Galper Trio �����������������������������������������������������Rafters Tavern, Callicoon, Saturdays, 3pm Swamp Cabbage “groove-port” series ����UpFront Exhibition Center, Port Jervis, Oct 15, 7pm Liberty Jazz Festival ���������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Oct 16, 2pm FREE Thana Alexa ����������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 17, 7pm String Trio of NY “groove-port” series ���UpFront Exhibition Center, Port Jervis, Oct 29, 7pm

Poetry Readings w/open mic

Fall Poetry Cafe Alyta Adams, Fr. Bob Phelps, Robert Milby ��Florida Library, Sep 26, 1pm FREE Poetry at the Karpeles host:Hayden Wayne ����� Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Oct 2, 1pm FREE Jim Langlois �������������������������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Oct 7, 7pm Robert Milby �����������������������������������������������������Java Blue Coffee, Montgomery, Oct 19, 6pm Robert Milby & Friends �������������������������������������������������Chester Library, Oct 23, 1pm FREE


Newburgh OPEN Studios 2021 tour ������������������������������Newburgh, Sep 25 & 26, Noon-6pm Catskill Chili Cook-Off ������������������ Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Oct 16, Noon-4pm FREE 30th Anniversary Celebration of The Polonaise Ball dinner-dance ������������������������������������� Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men PLAV Post #16, Pine Island, Oct 16, 5pm

Theatre - Musical & Variety

Haunted Theatre Tours Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop ���������������������������������������������� Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg, Oct 8-23 “Rocky Horror Picture Show” w/dinner ��������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Oct 8-30

Theatre - Play

“Lady Capulet” �������������������������� Willow Wisp Organic Farm, Damascus, Sep 25 & 26, 4pm “The Secrets of a Mockingbird: The Life of Harper Lee” w/Prudence Holmes ������������������ Zoom-Crawford Library, Oct 14, 6pm FREE “Detestable Arts” Greenwood Lake Theater ����������������������Lewis Park, Warwick, Oct 15-30 “The Niceties” by Eleanor Burgess ���The Studio @ Shadowland Stages, Ellenville, Oct 21-Nov 7 “The Badams Family” w/dinner, Murder Mystery Manhattan ��������������������������������������������� Otterkill Golf Club, Campbell Hall, Oct 24, 4pm

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

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Americana, folk, Newburgh Chamber Music ���������������������������� St. George’s Church, Newburgh, Sep 26, 3pm ZZ Top ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Sep 26, 7pm Cindy Cashdollar & The Syncopators rockabilly, swing, blues � Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 27, 7pm Richard Lloyd’s Television rock ������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 29, 7pm Dylan Doyle Band roots, rock, funk ����������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 1, 7pm Al& Rob Moe.Stly Acoustic ��������������������������������������City Winery, Montgomery, Oct 2, 2pm Slam Allen w/dinner �������������������������������������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Oct 2, 7pm Ed Palermo Big Band Zappa/Beefheart tribute ����������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 2, 7pm Popa Chubby All Star Stones Tribute �������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 3, 7pm The Outlaws ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Bethel Woods, Oct 3, 8pm Shades pop/r&b �������������������������� Crawford Library Outdoors, Monticello, Oct 7, 6pm FREE King Yellowman w/ K’reema & The Sagittarius Band ��The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 7, 7pm Robbie Dupree & Friends | Part I ������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 8, 7pm Daisy Jopling’s Who’s Who, rock ���������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Oct 8, 8pm Turnpike Joe & the Traffic Jam rock, pop ��������������������Goshen Library, Oct. 9, 3pm FREE Akwesasne Women Singers Indigenous �����Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, Oct 9, 4pm Deadgrass & Friends Jerry Garcia �����������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 9, 7pm Robbie Dupree & Friends | Part II ���������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 10, 7pm Lost Leaders ���������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 15, 7pm Hollis Brown Band Residency r&r ���������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 16, 7pm Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes �������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Oct 16, 8pm Suzanne Vega folk ����������������������������������������������������City Winery, Montgomery, Oct 17, 3pm Marty Stuart ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Oct 17, 8pm The Dark Horses “All Things Must Pass” - 50 Years! ��The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 22, 8pm Jimmy Sturr & his orchestra Polka Weekend ����������������� Villa Roma, Callicoon, Oct 22-24 Jim Campilongo 4-Tet blues, rock, country, jazz, r&b The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 23, 7pm The Klezmatics! klezmer ��������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 24, 7pm Carolina Story Americana, Jason Eady folk ������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 29, 7pm Robby Krieger Band rock ������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Oct 30, 7pm Sue Foley Trio blues ���������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Oct 30, 7pm Marc Berger “Ride”, folk, country ����������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 31, 2pm OPEN Mic & IN-HOUSE MUSIC Listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar

Open Mic ����������������������������������������� Heartbeat Music Hall, Grahamsville, Wednesdays, 7pm Open Mic ���������������������������������������������������������������� Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Sundays 3pm The Parting Glass Band Celtic ������Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm Bunker Boys ����������������������������������������������������Orange County Hops, Walden, Oct 2, 5:30pm Gabriele Tranchina jazz �������������������������������������� Orange County Hops, Walden, Oct 3, 4pm Home At Last ������������������������������������������������Orange County Hops, Walden, Oct 16, 5:30pm Savage Jazz ��������������������������������������������������������� Orange County Hops, Walden, Oct 22, 6pm Oxford Station Band ��������������������������������������������������������Tapped, Middletown, Oct. 23, 8pm Hurley Mountain Highway ������������������������������� Orange County Hops, Walden, Oct 24, 4pm

Books: discussions / readings / Signings Short Story Discussions ���������������������������������������� virtual-Mamakating Library, Sep 27, 4pm “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell ������������������������������������������������Liberty Library, Sep 30, 1pm “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah ������ virtual-Western Sullivan Libraries, Sep 30, 6pm “The Body: A Guide for Occupants” by/wBill Bryson, Orange Reads �������������������������������� Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Oct 7, 6pm “Spitting Into A River” by/w Mary T. Altobelli + talk �������������� Chester Library, Oct 9, 2pm “Open Season” by C.J. Box �������������������Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Oct 21, 6:30pm “The Third Mrs. Galway” by/w Deirdre Sinnott ������������������������������������������������������������������� CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor, Oct 23, 4pm “Spooky Hudson Valley” by/wMarianna Boncek ������������������������������������������������������������������ Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Oct 28, 6pm

Orange Reads 2021 Join in on a shared reading activity with your neighbors. Various Orange County libraries will host a Zoom visit with Bill Bryson, author of The Body: A Guide for Occupants. Bryson’s book discusses the brilliance and the weirdness of the body’s design, its operational efficiencies and its harrowing

malfunctions. Contact your local library about registration for the Zoom visit which is on October 17 at 1:00pm. See our above calendar item for the October 7 live book discussion at the Josephine-Louise Public Library, 5 Scofield Drive, Walden. See ad page 15.

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octobe BW ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Bethel Woods CAS-LK ���������������������Catskill Art Society’s Laundry King, Livingston Manor DEL ���������������������������������������������������������������� Delancey’s Restaurant, Goshen DVAA ������������������������������������������ Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg FAL �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro

FT ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Forestburgh Tavern GFAIR ������������������������������������������������������������� Grahamsville Fairgrounds GOSH Cornerstone Theatre Arts �����������������������������Goshen Music Hall HPAC ������������������������������������������������ Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre JLPL ��������������������������������������������������Josephine-Louise Library, Walden



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

Cinema Manhattan Shorts Film Festival HPAC 7pm


“Pastel Sisters” Cynthia Harris-Pagano



Poetry Robert Milby Java Blue Coffee, Montgomery, 6pm






Theatre - Play..“The Secrets of a Mockingbird:The Life of Harper Lee”...Zoom-MONT-LIB 6pm

Pine Bush First Fridays Street Fair October 1 & November 5, 4:00pm-7:00pm Photo by Linda Nilon

Kids’ & Teens’ Theatre Academy Intensive Workshops, 8-17 years, October 2-3 and October 8-9 Forestburgh Playhouse


Theatre - Play.....................“The Niceties”.........SHADSTUDIO 8pm Jean Renoir’s 1939 classic French film, “Rules of the Game” at the JosephineLouise Public Library, 5 Scofield Street, Walden October 29 at 6:00pm. Free admission!


Theatre - Play.....................“The Niceties”.........SHADSTUDIO 8pm

“Impermanence” an exhibit of digital photos, videos and poetry by Sandy Long on view at the Narrowsburg Union, 7 Erie Ave., October 30 to November 27. Reception: October 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Cinema.......................Big Edd Fair....................First Fridays....... Cinema..................Manhattan Shorts Film Festival........HPAC 7pm Cinema.......................Big Edd Cinema.......................Big Eddy Film Festival.....BW 5:30pm & 8pm Cinema.................Manhattan Music - Rock-Roots-Funk.....Dy

Cinema “The Courier” WISNER 1pm

Cinema “Minari” WISNER 1pm




Cinema “News of the World” WISNER 1pm


Middletown Art Group presents Pastel Music - Pop-R&B........................Shades................MONT-LIB-O 6pm Portraits Demo with Poetry....................................Jim Langlois.......................NOBL 7pm Cynthia Harris-Pagano Music - Reggae...King Yellowman w/ K’reema & The Sagittarius Band...FAL 7pm October 17, 1:30pm Mulberry House Senior Center, 68-70 West Main Street, Middletown

Cinema “Dream Horse” WISNER 1pm


LMAC ��������������������������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center MONT-LIB ����������������������������������������������������Crawford Library, Monticello MONT-LIB-O ������������������������������ Crawford Library Outdoors, Monticello MORN ����������������������������������������Morningside Park, Hurleyville/Fallsburg MV ���������������������������������������������������������������������� Museum Village, Monroe

Theatre - Musical & Dinner..“R Theatre...................Haunted T Music...............Robbie Dupree Music - The Who.....Daisy Jop


Cinema............Black Bear Film Fundraiser..Orange County Art Fundraiser..Illuminate Goshen Theatre - Musical & Dinner..“R Theatre...................Haunted T Theatre - Play..“Detestable Arts Music - Jazz-Blues..............Sw Music.......................................


Music - Polka.......Jimmy Sturr Theatre - Musical & Dinner..“R Theatre...................Haunted T Theatre - Play..“Detestable Arts Theatre - Play.....................“Th Music..The Dark Horses “All T


Theatre - Musical & Dinner..“R Cinema....................“The Rule Jazz................................String Theatre - Play..“Detestable Arts Music - Americana-Folk....Caro Theatre - Play.....................“Th

er 2021 NOBL ��������������������������������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Ha OTTER �������������������������������������������������������Otterkill Golf Club, Campbell Hall PEEC ��������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry PLAV �������������������������������������������������������������������� PLAV Post #16, Pine Island RAFT ���������������������������������������������������������������������� Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon



RITZ ������������������������������������������������������������������������ Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh RIV Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop ��������������Rivoli Theater, So. Fallsburg SCCO Sullivan Cty Chamber Orch �����St. John’s Episcopal Church, Monticello SLPAC �������������������������������������������������������������Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center SHADSTUDIO ����������������������������������������Studio @ Shadowland Stages, Ellenville


Fair..........................NY Renaissance Faire...STERLING 10am-7pm dy Film Festival................DVAA 11am Poetry......Poetry at the Karpeles....Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm .......Main Street, Pine Bush, 4pm-7pm Music...Al& Rob Moe.Stly Acoustic..City Winery, Montgomery, 2pm dy Film Festival.....BW 5:30pm & 9pm Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm Shorts Film Festival.......MORN 7pm Cinema..............Big Eddy Film Festival.....BW 5:30pm, 7pm & 9pm ylan Doyle Band .................FAL 7pm Music - Zappa/Beefheart...Ed Palermo Big Band ...............FAL 7pm Music & Dinner.......................Slam Allen................................FT 7pm


Fair.....Hudson Valley Farm & Flea’s Maker Event...MV 10am-4pm Festival.............................Harvest Festival.............PEEC 11am-4pm Fair.......................Second Saturday........Mountaindale, 11am-10pm Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm


STERLING ��������������������������������������������� Sterling Forest, Tuxedo UpF �������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis WILLOW ������������������������Willow Wisp Organic Farm, Damascus WISNER ������������������������������������ Albert Wisner Library, Warwick


Fair............................Giant Pumpkin Party............GFAIR 9am-4pm Fair..........................NY Renaissance Faire...STERLING 10am-7pm Music- Classical...........Kemyndable Flute Trio...........WISNER 2pm Music - Blues.......................Popa Chubby..........................FAL 7pm Music....................................The Outlaws............................BW 8pm


Rocky Horror Picture Show”..FT 6pm Theatre Tours.......RIV 6pm thru 10pm Music - Rock-Pop...Turnpike Joe & the Traffic Jam...Goshen Library, 3pm Fundraiser....Farm Arts Collective Harvest Benefit...WILLOW 3pm e & Friends | Part I ..............FAL 7pm Music - Classical....Manor Camerata Vivaldi “4 Seasons”....CAS-LK 4pm Music...............Robbie Dupree & Friends | Part II..............FAL 7pm pling’s Who’s Who..........SLPAC 8pm Music - Indigenous.....Akwesasne Women Singers.........HPAC 4pm Theatre - Musical & Dinner...“Rocky Horror Picture Show”..FT 6pm Theatre...................Haunted Theatre Tours.......RIV 6pm thru 10pm Music - Jerry Garcia........Deadgrass & Friends ..................FAL 7pm

m Festival..Milford Theatre.....4:30pm ts Council Gala..ocartscouncil.org 6pm Painted Trotter’s Auction....DEL 6pm Rocky Horror Picture Show”..FT 6pm Theatre Tours.......RIV 6pm thru 10pm s”..Lewis Park, Warwick, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm wamp Cabbage.....................UpF 7pm .......................................Lost Leaders .......................FAL 7pm

r & his Orch......Villa Roma, Callicoon Rocky Horror Picture Show”..FT 6pm Theatre Tours.......RIV 6pm thru 10pm s”..Lewis Park, Warwick, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm he Niceties”.........SHADSTUDIO 8pm Things Must Pass” 50 Years!.FAL 8pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show”..FT 6pm es of the Game”...................JLPL 6pm g Trio of NY............................UpF 7pm s”..Lewis Park, Warwick, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm olina Story, Jason Eady......FAL 7pm he Niceties”.........SHADSTUDIO 8pm


Fair..Fabulous Flea Market.Sacred Heart Ch., Highland Falls, 9am-2pm

Cinema...Black Bear Film Festival..Milford Theatre, 11am-10:15pm Festival...............................Liberty Harvest............LMAC Noon-4pm Recreation.....................Catskill Chili Cook-Off.....LMAC Noon-4pm Music - Jazz...................Liberty Jazz Festival........LMAC 2pm-4pm Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm Recreation...30th Anniversary of The Polonaise Ball.....PLAV 5pm Theatre - Musical & Dinner...“Rocky Horror Picture Show”..FT 6pm Theatre...................Haunted Theatre Tours.......RIV 6pm thru 10pm Music - R&R........Hollis Brown Band Residency ...............FAL 7pm Theatre - Play..“Detestable Arts”..Lewis Park, Warwick, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm Music............Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes .......BW 8pm


Music - Polka.......Jimmy Sturr & his Orch......Villa Roma, Callicoon Poetry...................Robert Milby & Friends........Chester Library, 1pm Fair..........Art Fair....American Legion Hall, Highland Falls, 1pm-5pm Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm Music - Classical...........SCCO Chamber Quintet.............HPAC 6pm Theatre - Musical & Dinner...“Rocky Horror Picture Show”..FT 6pm Theatre...................Haunted Theatre Tours.......RIV 6pm thru 10pm Music - Blues-Rock-R&B-Jazz.....Jim Campilongo 4-Tet.....FAL 7pm Theatre - Play..“Detestable Arts”..Lewis Park, Warwick, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm Theatre - Play.....................“The Niceties”.........SHADSTUDIO 8pm


17 Cinema...Black Bear Film Festival...Milford Theatre, 10:30am-9:30pm Fundraiser..Bleu’s K9 Rescue..Baldwin Winery, Pine Bush, Noon-5pm Music - Folk..............Suzanne Vega.......City Winery, Montgomery, 3pm Music - Jazz...................Thana Alexa..................................FAL 7pm Music..............................Marty Stuart .................................BW 8pm

24 Music - Polka.......Jimmy Sturr & his Orch......Villa Roma, Callicoon Theatre - Play.....................“The Niceties”.........SHADSTUDIO 2pm Music - Classical...........SCCO Chamber Quintet............SCCO 3pm Theatre - Play & Dinner...“The Badams Family”..........OTTER 4pm Music - Klezmer..................The Klezmatics!.......................FAL 7pm


Festival...................Newburgh Literary Festival......RITZ 11am-6pm Music - Jazz........................Hal Galper Trio......................RAFT 3pm Festival.............Newburgh Literary Festival......RITZ 10am-5:30pm Theatre - Musical & Dinner...“Rocky Horror Picture Show”..FT 6pm Music - Folk-Country.........Marc Berger “Ride”...........WISNER 2pm Music - Blues.......................Sue Foley Trio..........................FAL 7pm Theatre - Play.....................“The Niceties”.........SHADSTUDIO 2pm Music -Rock....................Robby Krieger Band...............SLPAC 7pm Theatre - Play..“Detestable Arts”..Lewis Park, Warwick, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm Theatre - Play.....................“The Niceties”.........SHADSTUDIO 8pm

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sponsored by Catskill Art Society, Wallkill River School, Goshen Art League & Wurtsboro Art Alliance CANVAS cannot be responsible for errors & omissions. Please verify dates and times.

Art exhibits

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

Group Show �����������������������������������������������������������������������Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, ongoing Catharine De Maio paintings �������������������������������������� Rustic Wheelhouse, Chester, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints ���Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Warwick Valley Gardeners & Warwick Art League “Back in the Garden Again” ������������ Wisner Library, Warwick, thru Sep 30 Forrest Myers “Laser’s Daze” ���������������Livingston Manor Farmer’s Market site, thru Oct 1 “Picking Up the Pieces” group show ������������������������������������ Narrowsburg Union, thru Oct 2 Helen Yeoshin Hwang & Liza J Smith-Simpson “In Our Travels” + Group Show ����������� ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru Oct 4 “Watercolor!” group show, Mary Endico, juror �����������������������������������������WRS thru Oct 10 Lana Privitera “Soaking Up The Sunshine” watercolors �����������������������������WRS thru Oct 10 Sandy Spitzer “A New Beginning” ��������������������������������������������������������������WRS thru Oct 10 Janet Leroy “Beautiful, Bucolic and Bountiful” watercolors, pen & ink zentangle art ������ Liberty Museum & Art Center, thru Oct 16 “Still Life” group show ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS thru Oct 17 Frank Shuback “From Past to Present” found object wall sculptures and collages ������������ Griffith Olivero Realty, Goshen, thru late Oct TBD “Here We Are” group show �������������������������������������������� Grit Works, Newburgh, thru Oct 24 Jill Swersie “Red” ��������������������������������� Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, thru Oct 26 Warwick Drawing Group “The Figures Influence” ������������������������������������������������������������� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, thru Oct 26 “In the Mood: Art inspired by Music and the Soundscape of Daily Life” ������������������������� Goshen Art League, Goshen Music Hall, thru Oct 29 Mitchell Saler realistic oil landscape paintings �������������������UUC, Rock Tavern, thru Oct 31 Naomi Kennedy “Black & White vs Color” ����Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Nov 1 Mona Cliff & Margaret Jacobs “Celebrating and igniting creative change” ���������������������� 2nd Annual Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit Gallery 222, Hurleyville, thru Nov 7 “Lights, Color, Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco” ������� Museum at Bethel Woods, thru Dec 31


Thierry Gourjon-Bieltvedt “Captivity” & Macyn Bolt “Slow Drift” �� DVAA Sep 24-Oct 31 Terrain Biennial Newburgh “Keep in Touch” �������������Newburgh locations, Sep 25-Nov 15 Black Renaissance Festival group show ������ Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, Sep 25-Nov 20 Orphaned Art Show Barryville Area Art Assn. ��������Artists’ Market, Shohola, Sep 30-Oct 2 Goshen Art League “Sensory Delights: Artists Explore the Five Senses” ���������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Oct 1-29 Sarah McHugh “Lasting Impressions” �������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 1-31 River Valley Artists Guild Art About Town: “Autumn Spectacular!” ��������������������������������� Group Show Gio’s Gelato Café, Port Jervis, & Joan Kehlenbeck oils & pastels Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot, & Joe Petrosi color pencil drawings Mayor’s Office, Port Jervis City Hall, & Susan Miiller oils & prints Bon Secours Hospital Cafeteria, Port Jervis, Oct 1-Nov 30 “Fall Spectacular!” group show ���������������������������������������� Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Oct 2-31 “Traveling Folk: Worlds Explored” group show ������������������������������������������������������������������ Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, Oct 2-Nov 14 Marie Liu, Randall FitzGerald + group show �����������ARTery Gallery, Milford, Oct 7-Nov 8 6th Annual Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival Exhibit ����������������������������������� WRS Oct 16-31 “Interiors” group show ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ WRS Oct 22-Nov 14

Photography exhibits

Woodstock Memorabilia & Photos ������������������������Stray Cat White House, Bethel, ongoing “Along the Towpath: The D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898” ��� Wurtsboro Library Noah Kalina “Over Time” ����������������������������������������������������������������������CAS-LK thru Oct 31 Sandy Long “Impermanence” digital images, videos, poetry � Narrowsburg Union, Oct 30-Nov28

ART & Photography receptions

Warwick Drawing Group “The Figures Influence” ������������������������������������������������������������� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Sep 26, 3pm-6pm “Fall Spectacular!” group show ������������������������� Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Oct. 2, Noon-2pm Orphaned Art Show Barryville Area Art Assn. �� Artists’ Market, Shohola, Oct 2, 3pm-6pm Mona Cliff & Margaret Jacobs Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit ������������������������������� Gallery 222, Hurleyville, Oct 9, 2pm-4pm Marie Liu, Randall FitzGerald + group show �����ARTery Gallery, Milford, Oct 9, 6pm-9pm 6th Annual Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival Exhibit �����������������������WRS Oct 16, 1pm-3pm Sandy Long “Impermanence” digital, videos, poetry � Narrowsburg Union, Oct 30, 6pm-8pm 12

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Children & Teens Calendar

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


Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.

Storytime with Miss Beth 2&1/2-5yrs ���������������������������������������������JLPL Tuesdays, 10:30am Toddler Time 18-36months ��Wisner Library, Warwick, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:15am Mother Goose 10-18months ������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Thursdays, 11;15am Storytime on the Lawn up to 5yrs ���� Ellenville Library, Wednesdays 10:30am, thru Nov 18 Warwick Children’s Book Festival �������������������� Deming Park, Warwick, Oct 9, 11am-4pm EntertainmenT & classes

Performing Arts Theatre Intensive 8-17 yrs ����� Forestburgh Playhouse, outdoors, Oct 2-10 “Magic! The Gathering Club” teens & up ����������������������������������JLPL Oct 2 & Oct 16, 2pm Ecozone Discovery Room �������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Oct 24, 1pm Annual Halloween Party & Parade 2-7yrs �������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 30, 2:30pm Baby Rhyme Time 0-3yrs ��Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 4, 10:30am

Lectures - Talks - DEmos

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

lectures - Discussions “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend: The Ladies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League” Cynthia Topps DCCE Sep 28, 10am FEE “Historic Mansions in the Hudson Valley” Anthony Musso �������DCCE Sep 29, 10am FEE “Lee Krasner or “Mrs. Jackson Pollock” ������������������������������� DCCE Sep 29, 12:15pm FEE “Understanding Alzheimers & Dementia: Differences Between Stages...Symptoms” ������ JLPL Sep 30, 6:30pm “Migration: It’s Not Just for Birds” Orange County Audubon Society ������������������������������� Zoom -Wisner Library, Warwick, Sep 29, 6pm “The Prehistoric Caves at Mt. Lookout. Goshen” Mary Altobelli �������DCCE Sep 30, Noon FEE “Bears” Doc Bayne ����������������������������������������������������������������������������DCCE Oct 1, 10am FEE “Owl Prowl” ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Oct 2, 7pm FEE “Growing Beautiful Food” Matthew Benson �����Senior Center, Highland Mills, Oct 3, 2pm “Persevering on Mars” Charles P. Holmes ����������������������������������������DCCE Oct 7,1pm FEE “Wines of the Finger Lakes” JoAnn DeGaglia �����������������������������������������JLPL Oct 14, 6pm “Criminal Masterminds of the Art World” Matthew Soltis ��������DCCE Oct 18, 11am FEE “Entangled Life” Part 2 (Fungi) Merlin Sheldrake Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 18, 11am “Voyage on the Volga” Barry Kass �������������������������������������������������DCCE Oct 20, 11amFEE Science Cafe “The Science of Whiskey Making” Victor V. Margiotta ��������������������������������� Temple Hill Tavern, Vails Gate, Oct 20, 7:30pm “George Gershwin” Kenneth Korn ���������������������������������������������������������DCCE Oct 21, 10am FEE “Let’s Go Hiking!” Lisa M. Lyons �������������������Zoom-Crawford Library, Monticello, Oct 21, 6pm “Beware My Sting-The W.A.S.P.S.” Cynthia Topps ��������������������DCCE Oct 26, 10am FEE “Managing Stress & Anxiety” Diane Lang ������������������������������DCCE Oct 27, 10:30am FEE “James Abbott McNeill Whistler (And it’s Not Just About his Mother)” ������������������������������������ Laura Nicholls DCCE Oct 27, 12:15pm FEE “Strange Tales in Stone” Steve Gale ������������������������ Wisner Library, Warwick, Oct 28, 6pm “Channeling Those Who Have Crossed Over” Psychic Cyndee ������������������������������������������ Zoom-Crawford Library, Monticello, Oct 28, 6pm Animal Tracking ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Oct 30, 10am FEE Signs of Fall Hike ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Oct 30, 1pm FEE Talks Mary T. Altobelli Journaling: Creating Your Own Narrative �� Chester Library, Oct 9, 2pm Erin Lee Antonak Hybrid Artist Talk, Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit ���������������������� Gallery 222, Hurleyville, Oct 9, 2pm Jennifer Kreisberg, Jami Powell Indigenous Womens’ Voices Summit ������������������������������ Gallery 222, Hurleyville, Oct 9, 4pm Craig Dudnick “Civil Rights Documentary Film ‘Alice’s Ordinary People’” ���������������������� Zoom-Crawford Library, Monticello, Oct 19, 6:30pm Heidi Lanino virtual studio visit ��������������������������������� virtual-ocartscouncil.org, Oct 21, 5pm DEMOS Andrew Lattimore painting demo ����������Wallkill River School, Montgomery, Oct 16, Noon Cynthia Harris-Pagano pastel portraits ������� Mulberry House, Middletown, Oct 17, 1:30pm Meditations Breath & Sound Meditation �������������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Tuesdays, 11am

Safe Harbors of The Hudson: The 2nd Annual Newburgh Literary Festival

Erica Hunt

S. Sayrafiezadeh

Laura Sims

Safe Harbors Ritz Theater is producing the second annual Newburgh Literary Festival in collaboration with board member, Dr. Hannah Brooks and the Newburgh Free Library. The festival begins on October 30 at 11:00am with a full day of readings, interviews and conversations with eight featured writers, a local-authors book fair, and will wrap with an afternoon dessert cocktail reception. The event, which has been curated by writers Ruth Danon and Belinda McKeon, will include paired readings and moderated conversations and will feature an in-conversation event with Joe Donahue, host of The Book Show and The Round Table on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio. The Saturday program will feature eight nationally-recognized authors and poets, among them Erica Hunt,

Julie Chibarro

Julie Metz

poet and author, most recently, of Jump The Clock: New and Selected Poems (2020); Saïd Sayrafiezadeh with his new story collection of American Estrangement; Laura Sims, poet and author of acclaimed novel Looker; Julie Chibarro, author of Young Adult novels including her most recent, Deadly; Julie Metz, author of memoirs, most recently Eva and Eve; Jordan Kisner, an author and journalist, specifically her recent collection of essays, The Thin Places; Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, the author of the poetry collection The Life Assignment; and Evie Shockley author of five books of poetry, the most recent being Semiautomatic, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2018. On October 31 there will be a series of live writing workshops with awardwinning Hudson Valley based authors and artists: David Surface will

Jordan Kisner

R. A. Maldonado

Evie Shockley

teach a workshop on contemporary horror; writer and artist Drew Morrison will lead a workshop on graphic novels and will also be showing his body of work; and there will be a workshop on playwriting/dramaturgy, led by Shane

David Surface

Drew Morrison

Bly Killoran. It all happens in the Ritz Theatre Lobby, 107 Broadway, Newburgh. For more information and tickets: www.safe-harbors.org or call 845-7841199.

Painted Trotters Auction Illuminate Goshen and the artists of the Goshen Art League created 25 trotters for the 2021 Painted Trotters of Goshen by Mitchell Saler, 2021 earlier this year. by Eileen MacAvery Kane, 2021 Many of them can be seen in various Place, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. village locations. Proceeds will be divided between Illuminate Goshen has now announced the individual artist and Illuminate that this year’s Painted Trotters of Goshen, in order to cover the costs of the Goshen Auction will be held on October program. 15 at Delancey’s Restaurant, 40 Park Email: illuminategoshen@gmail.com

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May I Have A Word With You...

Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky YOU MIGHT BE A Charo, Hildegarde, and Cantinflas; not MONOMIAL! to mention Plato, Socrates, Voltaire and Never having lived in Confucius). a so-called High Rent WHO WAS DON JUAN? District, it’s always fun To be a Don Juan is to be a lady charmer and, yes, a bit daunting, and seducer without a scruple in your to enter the lobby of 2 arsenal. But did such a person actually Fifth Avenue, New York City, the former exist? The answer is no, according to home of New York Mayor Ed Koch, the book Marvelous Monikers, which and Congresswoman Bella explores eponyms; words and Abzug, among other notables. phrases named for people. The elegant staff, never fewer Don Juan, of dubious character, than 3 in number, greets me was the fictional womanizing with smiles and shouts of hero of a 17th century Spanish “Quicksilver!” My friend B.C., play. But it hardly ended there. who lives in the penthouse, The charismatic Don Juan dubbed me Quicksilver upon persona influenced the lively our first meeting, and thereby, at Voltaire was a arts for centuries thereafter; least when I’m in her building, monomial, too! Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni, made me a monomial, a person known Lord Byron’s epic satire, Don Juan and, by one name only. from playwright George Bernard’s Man The monomial trend has not only and Superman, Don Juan in Hell, the caught on but has exploded. One uproarious debate between Don Juan website lists them alphabetically: Adele, and the Devil. Beyoncé, Björk, Bono, Fabio, Jewel, Most of the women I know recoil Liberace, Madonna, Morrissey, Oprah, from the Don Juan approach, but I have Seal, Sinbad and Usher. Other sites two very smart women friends who are add: Sting, Cher, Iman, Rihanna and hypnotically drawn to such men. many more. (Some of us even remember Go figure.

“Night Song” - OCAC’s 2021 Gala The Orange County Arts Council’s (OCAC) Night Song will be a unique hybrid artistic experience, unlike a typical gala, allowing for both virtual and in-person participation. The virtual program takes place on October 15 at 6:00pm and will feature entertainment, the honoree ceremony, raffles and prizes. Honorees will be celebrated for their achievements and contributions to Orange County’s diverse artistic community. OCAC will send the program link directly to your email, available online through December. This year OCAC is honoring artist Martin Dominguez Ball for his tireless devotion in arts education, Newburgh Free Library’s Harriet Tubman Committee for their outstanding contribution to the community, and Summer Crockett Moore & Tony Glazer of Choice Films, Inc. for their dedication to job creation in the Orange County film industry. The live, in-person event will be on November 4 at 6:00pm at West Hills Country Club, 121 Golf Links Road, Middletown. It will feature inspirational musical voices of the night and magical installations in a safe, ventilated and heated outdoor ballroom. Attendees will

Martin Dominguez Ball, Summer Crockett Moore, Tony Glazer & Harriet Tubman sculpture

enter into an ethereal world of dreams as created by artist Ed Manner. Fantastical works of art and atmospheric music will fill the space, inviting guests to wander and become part of the art. Refreshments, including wine and beer, will be served. A silent auction and raffle will add to the intrigue of the evening. This is also a free-form event; guests are welcome to explore and enjoy Night Song for as long as they please. All proceeds directly support programs and cultural events such as Hudson Valley Creative Impact, The Student Arts Showcase, Arts Outreach initiatives, and Community Arts Grants. For information and to register for both events: www.ocartscouncil.org

ART SHOW AT LEO’S CORNWALL LOCATION: “Black & White vs. Color” works by Naomi Kennedy, through November 1


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6th Annual Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival En plein air or Plein introduce many artists air painting is simply to our local scenic the act of painting riches. And some return outdoors. Painters, with to paint here again and their portable easels and again,” adds Pierson. other easily transported The painting portion tools and materials, can of HVPAF runs from often be seen at work in October 11-15. the many picturesque During that time, fifty locations throughout the previously accepted Hudson Valley, where juried artists are they work to capture the provided with lists of ever-changing light and “House on the Hudson” by Jim Laurino. scenic sites and venues First Place Award winner at 2020 HVPAF throughout the region, weather. The Wallkill River School (WRS) is where they are welcome to set up their well known for offering classes and paint- easels and paint. Artists begin with blank outs, generally from early Spring through canvases, which are stamped by the late fall. Though it must be said that some HVPAF committee, thus insuring that the intrepid artists venture out in all conditions works ultimately submitted to the Juror of and even to capture snow-covered scenes. Awards have indeed been accomplished “However, fall is a uniquely glorious during the allotted time. season here in the Hudson Valley,” A particularly popular feature of the enthuses WRS executive director, Sarah HVPAF is the Quick Draw competition, Pierson. “And so it’s the perfect time for where all participants converge at one us to host one of our signature events, site on the last day of the festival to paint the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival for a specified amount of time. The 2021 (HVPAF). location is expected to be in and around “October of 2021 marks the sixth the Farmers Market in Goshen and annual HVPAF, when we will welcome will be on October 15 from 8:30am to local artists as well as those from across Noon. The general public is welcome to the country. We have been known to participate if they bring their own supplies.

Advance registration Various cash prizes and a nominal fee are awarded to the are required. For artists, sponsored information, see www. by individuals, wallkill.art. The public local merchants, is also welcome to stroll corporations, and among the painters and even fellow arts observe as they work organizations. This to capture the scene year’s top prize will be and meet the deadline. $1,000. “We met last year’s “Autumn Cornfields” by Thomas Adkins. Roth said, “We have first place winner of Best of Goshen Award winner 2020 HVPAF new faces among our the Quick Draw, Tatiana Rhinevault fifty accepted artists this year. The format this way,” says Susan Roth, chair of the was changed to accept more artists, and festival organizing committee. “And we cash prizes were increased.” are pleased that she will be participating Roth went on to explain the adjudication this year as a competing artist in the process, “Acceptance into the event is overall festival.” based entirely on the merits of the work Artwork created during the festival will the artists submit with their application. be exhibited publicly October 16-31 at Names of applicants are withheld from the the WRS, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery. entry jurors who choose the participants All the paintings will be for sale, and anonymously. This gives us a dynamic available for viewing through December mix of artists with both long established at www.wallkill.art careers and fresh new faces. We eagerly On October 16 the 2021 Juror of look forward to seeing what they create Awards, internationally known painter, during the festival.” Andrew Lattimore will conduct a HVPAF organizing committee is: painting demonstration from Noon- Susan Roth, Janet Campbell, Catherine 1:00pm. Immediately following, there De Cesare, Maaike Wiegman-Leavey, will be an artists’ ‘reception until 3:00pm. Mitchell Saler, Vaune Sherin and Sarah Awards are announced at 2:00pm. Pierson. Visit www.hvpleinair.com

Hudson Valley Maker Event, Monroe Hudson Valley Farm & Flea has announced their diversely-curated maker event taking place on October 9 from 10:00am4:00pm at Museum Village. The event is a celebration of talented regional artisans, collectors, farmers and chefs. Attendees will enjoy products made, grown and crafted in the Hudson River Valley region. Over 50+ makers will be

offering specialty items including handcrafted tintype photography, luxury hats, gourmet foods, vintage finds and home décor. Over 95% of Hudson Valley Farm & Flea makers are minority and/or women owned businesses. Museum Village is located at 1010 Route 17M in Monroe. For tickets, visit: www.eventbrite.com and search “Hudson Valley Farm & Flea”

“An Author’s Visit!”

The Josephine-Louise Public Library invites you to a free “Author’s Visit with Marianna Boncek” on October 28 at 6:00 p.m. Boncek is author of “Spooky Hudson Valley”


“Classic Movie Night” takes place on October 29 at 6:00 p.m. Watch “The Rules of the Game” (1939), A French Foreign Film featuring Jean Renoir and Nora Gregor.

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Jazz Festival, Harvest Festival & Chili Cook-Off in Liberty Cecil Allen and brother Buddy Allen grew up in Alabama in the 50’s listening to every kind of music, from Wilson Pickett and Duke Ellington to Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson. The whole family was musical, and the church was a big part of their musical upbringing. They also remember listening to Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King take on racial segregation as the civil rights movement gripped the nation. Then, in the late 1950s the family moved to Monticello in search of better jobs and better lives. And they brought their musical instruments: Cecil’s “twostringed” guitar, Buddy’s saxophone, and their other brother Harrison’s bass. Harrison, who passed in December of 2000, is the father of renowned Sullivan County blues guitarist Slam Allen. Cecil served in Vietnam, but when he returned it wasn’t long before the family had a band that was performing all over the Catskills with everyone from Peg Leg Bates to Mickey Barnett. They appeared at the Concord and the Raleigh hotels, as well as at many of the local summer camps. One of the bands Cecil played with was called Junction, and it included Perry Gips, now well-known as the owner

Cecil Allen (front), Perry Gips and members of the band “Junction” from the early 70’s

of Hurleyville business Party Master. Junction toured all over the country and once even opened for James Brown at a show in Canada. These days, Cecil works with kids in the Monticello School District in a program called My Brother’s Keeper, a public-private partnership with the federal government that “promotes intervention by civic leaders in the lives of young men of color, to address their unique challenges and to promote racial justice.” This year’s Liberty Jazz Festival is featuring Cecil Allen and Friends on October 16. The Festival will kick off earlier than ever before at 2:00pm in the Liberty Museum & Arts Center’s new botanical garden, 46 South Main Street. “The Jazz Festival is part of the

Hudson Valley Polonaise Society invites you to join them in a

30th Anniversary Celebration of The polonaise Ball with a Dinner/Dance

saturday, october 16, 2021 PLAV post #16, 16 Legion Road, Pine Island, NY 10969

music by the awardwinning:

dennis polisky & The Maestro’s men • • • • • • including a special presentation honoring Hilda Victoria Ellis (1945-2020)


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beginning of the Liberty Museum & Arts Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration,” explained Robert Dadras. “The focus is on doing weekend events outside as much as we can (for obvious reasons). “The Chili Cookoff will also be set up outside on the same date, from Noon4:00pm, and will feature several of the award winners from the last 26 years of cookoffs. The Harvest Festival, also Noon-4:00pm, will, as it has for many years, have local artists and crafters, many there in person to demonstrate their art. It’s all free this year but donations are always welcomed (and in this economic climate, very much needed). “The Museum will continue to produce its special events to celebrate this very important anniversary, into and through the winter, with a keen eye focused on the safety of our many members, participants and the attending public. “We have several wonderful events planned to celebrate the December holidays; with several, very innovative additions to our yearly holiday offerings. The overall goal is to put as many smiles on folks’ faces as possible, and to continue to help with the healing we all need, after these two very difficult years,” concluded Dadras.

Leroy’s Art, Liberty

The eclectic and critically acclaimed paintings of Janet Leroy will be on display at the Liberty Museum & Arts Center (LMAC) through October 16. Leroy’s life has been an artful sojourn. When creating, she snaps a photo and then paints in oils, acrylics, watercolors, and colored pencils. In addition, she enjoys porcelain painting and quilting; creating quilt-like art, blocks with fabriclike prints using colored pencils & pens. Janet studied drawing with Francis Davis, and painting with Paul Gould. She is a member of the Studio Wednesday Group at the Daniel Pierce Library in Grahamsville. A Liberty native, she worked in the Town Clerk’s Office for 33 years. Admission is free and refreshments will be served at LMAC, 46 South Main Street, Liberty. For information, call 845-292-2394 or 845-807-6725.

Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra Quintet in Hurleyville & Monticello ...and October 24, 3:00pm at The Sullivan County St. John’s Episcopal Church, Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) 14 St. John Street, Monticello. Quintet will perform a Piano Tickets for Saturday’s Quintet by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich performance in Hurleyville and Piano Quintet in A major, D. may be purchased at: 667 “Die Forelle” (The Trout hurleyvilleartscentre.org. Quintet) by Franz Schubert Please call 845-985-4722 with with an original variation, Trout any inquiries. Remix by Gity Razaz. Andrew Trombley, Or Matias, Akiko Hosoi, Colin Brookes, Luke Krafka, Tickets for Sunday’s When Schubert composed double bass piano violin viola cello performance at St. John’s the Trout Quintet in 1819, a Gity Episcopal Church may be purchased piano quintet with violin, viola, cello, composer Razaz which will by visiting: nesinculturalarts.eventbrite. bass, and piano was experimental and com or calling 845-798-9006. hardly standard for composers. Hummel, be inserted into Advance ticket purchases are Schubert’s predecessor, experimented Schubert’s Theme Variation encouraged, however tickets will be with this format and Schubert’s quintet and Pay available at the door until capacity is made this instrumentation a standard for movement. close attention in met. For more information, visit www. the future. This newly formed quintet is, nesinculturalarts.org or email: marina@ in many ways, the complete ensemble. this movement to nesinculturalarts.org. Seating capacity With a complete set of strings (Violin, the bass player who Gity Razaz, Franz Schubert Ellen Taaffe Zwilich will remain limited and safety protocols Viola, Cello, and Bass) and a piano, an transitions from an (b. 1986) (1797-1828) (b. 1939) will be followed as per CDC guidelines at ensemble can create a tonal picture using upright bass to an all the sounds and colors available to electric bass and back for the rest of the similarities between the two pieces. The both venues. Masks will be required for double bass part is significantly more all upcoming SCCO and NCA events. piece! them in this instrument collective. virtuosic compared to the Schubert, with The first half of the program will be a SCCO is a Nesin Cultural Arts Inspired by a lieder (or song) of the her goal to create a piece of chamber supported project. This program is made quintet composed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, same name, the Trout Quintet is a very sunny piece and depicts a larger version the first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize music to be performed among “equal possible in part by funds from New York State Council on the Arts with the of the story used for the lieder. SCCO for composition. Her quintet bears little partners.” The SCCO Chamber Music Series support of Governor Kathleen Courtney has added an extra element and will resemblance to Schubert’s quintet, and be performing a unique variation Trout the instrumentation and a brief quote in are on are October 23, 6:00pm at the Hochul and the NY State Legislature and Remix composed by Iranian-American her second movement are really the only Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre... M&T Bank Charitable Foundation.

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Catskill Art Society: “4 Seasons” & “3rd Mrs. Galway” “4 Seasons” Manor Camerata returns to perform Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons at the Laundry King in the company of acclaimed photographer Noah Kalina’s exhibition capturing the dynamic beauty of the local Lumberland landscape. The Four Seasons gives musical expression to each season. Much like the changing seasons of the Western Catskill Mountains, Vivaldi’s music captures flowing creeks, singing birds, buzzing flies, storms and of course frozen landscapes with warm winter fires. Manor Camerata is led by Canadian born violinist Jennifer Ahn Misner, a former member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra and New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and an alumna of Spoleto, Music Academy of the West, Schleswig Holstein J. Ahn Misner Music Festival in Germany, Cassalmagiore Festival in Italy and Scotiafest of Canada. She is also on faculty at the United Nations School. Jennifer Ahn Misner has recorded extensively on the Naxos label and with SONY Classical with the Chamber


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Orchestra of New York and Philharmonic of the Americas, most notably, Mi Alma Mexicana, which held the number 2 position on the Classical Billboard charts for 10 weeks. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, for the October 9, 4:00pm concert. For reservations: info@ catskillartsociety.org “3rd Mrs. Galway” It’s 1835 and Utica is a city divided; a coordinated effort is underway to destroy the Abolitionists’ plan to create a statewide Anti-Slavery Society. Meanwhile, 19-year-old Helen has recently married Augustin Galway, a wealthy and much older pillar of the community who believes the best place for the formerly enslaved is in Liberia. Just as Helen is adapting to her new life, in her tool shed she finds a heavily pregnant Imari and her young son, both runaway slaves from Virginia. Legally she’s bound to turn them in; morally she cannot find it in herself to abide by the law. Deirdre Sinnott, a native of Utica, and a lifelong civil rights activist has dedicated her life to fighting institutionalized racism. Sinnott is a graduate of Syracuse University. Most

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recently Sinnott has been a historical consultant for the National Parks Service’s 2021 survey of Oneida County’s Underground Railroad sites. Dierdre Sinnott This project of the Ft. Stanwix National Monument has identified over 70 sites in Oneida County. The report is due to be published in 2022. Deirdre Scott will be talking about the real-life historic events that inspired her novel before doing a reading. A talkback with the author is to follow. She will be at the Laundry King to sell and sign books both before and after the event on October 23, at 4:00pm. Masks, please! Noah Kalina’s exhibition, Over Time is on display at the Catskill “Wall” by Noah Kalina Art Society’s Laundry King, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor, thru October 31. Visit www.catskillartsociety.org

Author’s Visit Marianna Boncek is an author of fiction and non-fiction books covering topics such as ghost hunting, metaphysics, missing persons and crime. Boncek grew up in the Catskill Mountains where she learned to love nature and the stars. She has studied a wide range of disciplines from the esoteric to the traditional, and is an author who writes in several genres. Her non-fiction works include The Spooky Hudson Valley and Gone Missing in New York, two of her plays were featured in the Hudson Valley Short Play Festival and her poems have been published in several publications. She is a regular reader in Hudson Valley poetry venues. She and her partner Dave spend time researching lost local history, a passion they both share. The Josephine-Louise Public Library, 5 Scofield Street, Walden, invites you to a free Author’s Visit with Marianna Boncek on October 28 at 6:00pm. Please register by visiting www.waldenpubliclibrary.org or calling 845-778-7621.

The Baddams Family Fundraiser Gomez and Morticia have gathered the family, both dead and alive, for their vow renewal ceremony. Why is Gomez in such a hurry to get married before midnight? Who is lurking to put out Uncle Fester’s light bulb? Who is that stranger arriving on a broomstick? Murder Mystery Manhattan brings you yet another laugh-out-loud parody of a television classic. Written and directed by Keith Dougherty, The Baddams Family invites you to an evening of fun, murder and hilarity. You become guests

at the party and are introduced to the spooky, wacky family, as Gomez and Morticia prepare for their vow renewal ceremony. This interactive, dinner-theatre fundraiser for Goshen’s Cornerstone Theatre Arts is on October 24, from 4:00pm-7:00pm at The Otterkill Golf & Country Club, 100 Otter Road in Campbell Hall. Enjoy a three course Buffet Dinner and the show. For reservations: 845-294-4188. Cash bar available.

“Detestable Arts” in Warwick Greenwood Lake Theater, in partnership with the Warwick Historical Society, is presenting Detestable Arts, “An Immersive Theater Experience”. Detestable Arts is an original retelling of the Salem Witch Trials, done in an immersive setting. The story takes place on over an acre of space in beautiful Lewis Park, as well as inside the historic Old School Baptist Meeting House. The audience can get right in the middle of the accusations and trials that became one of Colonial America’s most notorious cases of mass hysteria. Everyone who attends will move freely throughout the space to experience the story in whatever order they choose. It’s a chance to be a part of the story, rather than just watching from a distance. Take a break from the performance

and drink in the colonial-era tavern alongside the residents of Salem Village (drink tickets available at the door). The performances, October 15-30 with three start times at 7:00pm, 8:00pm and 9:00pm, will begin at Lewis Park, 80-92 Main Street, Warwick, and will continue through several locations within the park. For more information regarding tickets, venue location, complete list of cast members, and production details visit www.greenwoodlaketheater.org or call the Warwick Historical Society box office at 845-986-3236, ext. 101. Advance purchase is recommended. For more information on the style of the show and what to expect, visit https://www.greenwoodlaketheater.org/ detestablearts.html.

Art Thieves, Gershwin & Whistler! The art market is often full of interesting and historic pieces, but how do you know if what you are looking at is really authentic or stolen property? A member of Gershwin the Cornwall Arts (1898-1937) Collective, Matt Soltis has given numerous art history lectures at Mount Saint Mary College and local libraries. With Criminal Masterminds of the Art World, he will delve deep into the criminal underworld, where lost masterpieces change hands and clever forgers deceive the experts, on October 18 at 11:00am. Then on October 21 at 10:00am, Kenneth Korn will offer a talk on George Gershwin’s rise from a piano prodigy to Broadway composer and then

to the concert hall, and his significance from an academic and historical perspective. Would you like to discover how a former West Point cadet’s life became one filled Whistler (1834-1903) with aesthetic artistic representation? If so, join Laura Nicholls on October 27 at 12:15pm as she talks about James Abbott McNeill Whistler, a proponent of the credo “art for art’s sake”. (And it’s not just about his mother!) The three lectures are but a sampling of the eight lectures this month at the Desmond Center for Community Enrichment, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh. Registration required. Visit www.townofnewburgh.recdesk.com.

Great Give Back Public libraries in New York State are coming together for the annual Great Give Back, a project where libraries offer patrons the opportunity to participate to donate and provide community service to local organizations. The Great Give Back was first held in Suffolk County in 2017, and more than 3,300 patrons took part. In 2018, Nassau County came on board and more than 100 Long Island libraries participated. Since 2019, libraries across the state have joined in this initiative, including the Josephine-Louise Public Library (JLPL). Your help is needed in collecting items to send to TerraCycle, a national social initiative offering a variety of programs through which you can recycle nearly every type of waste, and donations from the Humane Society of Walden’s wish list. Copies of the item lists are available at JLPL. Any recyclable items and donations are greatly appreciated. Contact Lisa Hewel at 845-778-7621, ext. 1512 or email lhewel@rcls.org

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Opportunity ARTISTS The Olive Free Library Association will be presenting its 4th Annual Small Works Show, November 20-January 8. All Hudson Valley artists are invited to show their small works. All genres of art are considered but work must be wall-hung. Submit your image files by Friday, October 15, 2021. To receive submission guidelines email: oflartsubmissions@gmail.com WRITERS Chester Public Library Writer’s Project is accepting submissions for a fourth publication; short stories, poetry, and artwork. Deadline is October 15. For more information contact Irene at idunn@rcls.org

KIDS & ADULTS The Tiny House Project is a community project for kids and adults. With your help, Catskill Art Society (CAS) will fill the windows at the Laundry King in Livingston Manor with unique structures that are handmade by community members. Visit CAS at the Laundry King to pick up a kit that contains almost everything you need to make your tiny house, or use materials you already have to create your own unique structure. The CAS kit will be available for pick up Fridays & Saturdays, 11:00am5:00pm and Sundays 11:00am-3:00pm. Submissions are due by October 31. Visit www.CatskillArtSociety.org for details. Click on Tiny House Project.

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Shadowland Stages: New Black Box Theatre Opens! NICE! Eleanor Burgess’ five plays have been produced at 13 major U.S. theatre companies including Manhattan Theatre Club and Princeton’s McCarter Theatre, and were developed with over a dozen major U.S. playwriting workshops. She has also been a staff writer for Perry Mason on HBO. Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, she studied history at Yale College and Dramatic Writing at NYU/Tisch. In her new play The Niceties, a black student visits her white professor during office hours to discuss her paper on the American Revolution. But the polite review of her thesis soon explodes into a high-stakes debate over race, history, power, and revolution. And when it goes public, what’s been said can’t be unsaid, and both women face the consequences. Originally premiered at the Huntington Theatre, Boston, before transferring to Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, this timely new play, directed by Jammie Patton, is the inaugural production at Shadowland Stages new black box theatre, The Studio at Shadowland Stages, located at 14 Market Street, corner of Center Street in Ellenville. Jammie Patton is thrilled to be returning to Shadowland Stages in a directing


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capacity, having originally performed in the company’s 2019 production of Flint. She has been a storyteller since the ripe age of seven, when she first penned and directed the very short dramedy, I Love My Cigarettes Like I Love My Man, starring a younger cousin, with Jammie in various, supporting roles. Since that successful run in her grandmother’s living room, Patton has gone on to act in and direct many stage plays, music videos, documentaries, short films, and a yet-to-be-released narrative feature, and has produced and directed television specials for Brooklyn Cable Access and Manhattan Cable Network for many years. The Studio at Shadowland Stages was created out of a building donated by Hal & Joan Brill in 2011. “Although we’d completed the first phase of renovations (allowing us to use the space for

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rehearsals for our to our area (outside own MainStage of the facilities at productions, as well local colleges and as classes for The universities).” Academy), we’ve With a preview now been able to on October 21, fully complete the The Niceties runs project - making it from October 22 suitable for our own to November 7. productions as well An Opening Night The black box space at celebration follows as sharing it with the The Studio at Shadowland Stages the October 22 community through reduced price rentals,” explained performance. For tickets, call the Box Office at 845Managing Director Elena Holy. “It’s a fully-equipped black box space - unique 647-5511 or visit ShadowlandStages.org

GAL & Noble Coffee: Sensory Delights Goshen Art This time, we decided League (GAL) artists to expand the scope will exhibit works to include all five at Noble Coffee senses.” Roasters Café for the Sensory Delights: month of October. Artists Explore the “We’re always Five Senses will be pleased to mount on view October an annual exhibit at 1-29 during the café’s Noble,” said GAL business hours, at Watercolor by Joan Mester president, Robb 3020 Route 207, Gomulka. “Usually, the chosen theme Campbell Hall. has to do with gustatory delights and Visit www.goshenartleague.com. See the artworks feature food and beverages. Noble Coffee ad pg. 17 & GAL’s pg. 4.

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