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September 2011 Covering Orange and Sullivan Counties and the neighboring towns of Milford, Dingmans Ferry, Beacon, Marlboro, Walker Valley and Ellenville

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NACL Does It Again!

Publisher’s Column by Barry Plaxen

Yalin Chi

Min-Kuei Yang

In August, I was thrilled by two pianists I had never seen perform before. Yalin Chi, pianist of the West Point Band, played in Cornwall-on-Hudson at the 2011 BachFest, performing a Bach Suite, and Min-Kuei Yang was a standout performer at the Shandelee Music Festival where she performed Mozart, Beethoven,

Brahms and Rachmaninoff. Thanks, Ladies, for the beautiful music. Once again, I'd like to remind readers that yours truly contributes to the theatre & music reviews in The Catskill Chronicle, an online publication serving Sullivan County residents. You can read reviews written by myself and others covering the Weekend of Chamber Music, Shandelee Music Festival, Forestburgh Playhouse, Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop and Shadowland Theatre programs. Visit TheCatskillChronicle.com.

Philip Jostrom - Painter and Thespian

“Grange”

Philip Jostrom

Philip Jostrom has studied art history for many years and has been especially influenced by the luminosity of the 17th Century Dutch still life painters. In addition to still life paintings, he specializes in commissioned portraits of pets and people. Formerly, Philip was an assistant art director and assistant set decorator on feature films including The Godfather: Part

2, Marathon Man, and Network. He was an associate casting director on films such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape and Last Exit to Brooklyn. He also taught acting at the New School in NYC for nine years. More recently, Philip has also participated in many local theater presentations including Duet with Lumiri Tubo at the Tusten Theater, many productions at The Ritz in Hawley, PA, with the Delaware Valley Opera, dinner theater at Ehrhardt's on Lake Wallenpaupack and readings at the Tusten Library. His new exhibit The Way I See It, Architectural, Landscapes and Still Lifes, is being shown at the River Gallery, 8 Main Street in Narrowsburg thru September 24. Phone: 845-252-3238.

An Impressive Roster: Orange County Senior Games

NACL knows how to combine arts and community. Here’s how: Agrarian Acts is a contemporary County Fair and production celebrating the multifarious ideas, enterprise, and creative work of a ‘New Generation of Farmers’. Inspired by the tradition of the County Fair and carnival, traveling Chautauqua, and vaudeville stagecraft, Agrarian Acts joins the revival of American rural celebration and community improvisation. Presented by NACL and The Greenhorns, the day’s featured performances will include a screening of a new documentary film, a stage adaptation of the children’s story Cornplosion!, and The Vagabond's Vaudeville, a play about the life of poet and rambler Vachel Lindsay. Throughout the day there is photographic art by young farmers, bluegrass and oldtimey music, facepainting using natural dyes, stilt walking and seed-saving. Audiences can sing work songs, barter garden produce, compete in a lettuce-eating contest, and hug a piglet. The day kicks off at Noon with a potluck lunch, so bring some local food to share. September 25, Noon-5:00pm. Then on October 1 at 8:00pm - blending music, video, slides, and monologue, Canadian musician and performer Bob Wiseman performs ACTIONABLE, a play about the sometimes litigious results of his songwriting, as he establishes his solo career. He rubs shoulders with lawyers for Prince, lawyers for Warner Music, lawyers for Pepsi-Cola, lawyers for this and lawyers for that. Mr. Wiseman will be ‘representing’ himself in this performance, directed by Sean Dixon. NACL is located at 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake. 845-557-0694. CANVAS FRIENDS DIRECTORY PERFORMANCE VENUES

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Every year, the Orange County Office for the Aging holds the Orange County Senior Games for people over 54 years. This year’s events happen from September 12 thru October 4 and include Films, Tours, Sightseeing, Nature Walks, Museums, Races, Golf, Bingo, Art, Horseback Riding, Games, Bowling, River Rafting, Kayaking and more, much more. One of the highlights is the Senior Art

Artwork (Quilt) from the 2010 Senior Art Exhibit

Exhibit held in the Executive Suite of the County Government Center in Goshen, September 16-29. The reception is on September 16 at 3:00pm. Registration for all events is necessary. For a copy of the impressive brochure you can download one - google Orange County NY Senior Games, or: Phone 845-615-3700.

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Destination....MOntgomery....................................... 16 year old Emily Adamo

Inventing Tradition: “Klezmer Music” by Philip Ehrensaft If you asked my Yiddish-speakingsinging-dancing grandparents about the booming "klezmer music" scene, they would have been puzzled and asked you what "klezmer music" meant. To them, klezmer was not a musical genre. It was a noun connoting a musician performing Jewish music played for events outside synagogue walls: life cycle events, especially weddings, or entertainment in taverns, markets and community gatherings. Small ensembles of "klezmorim" (plural of the noun klezmer) traveled across immense territories nicknamed "Yiddishland" to ply their trade. Yiddishspeaking ghettos were scattered from Great Britain to Siberia along an east-west axis, from Scandinavia to Rumania north-south. Another later diaspora axis sprawled from Montreal through Buenos Aires. This vastly dispersed Yiddishland heard an equally vast variety of musical subgenres that aggregated into a big universe of Jewish music. Klezmorim were musicians ranging from competently folksy to supremely virtuosic who could "play Jewish." Outside the synagogue, of course. Ancient Jerusalem's Temple hosted richly developed liturgical orchestras. After the Roman destruction of the Second Temple,

rabbis, as a sign of mourning, excluded instrumental music from synagogue liturgy. Instrumental liturgical music would resume when a Third Temple was built in Jerusalem. Until then, liturgical music would be strictly vocal. Operating from a base of impoverished Jewish ghettos, synagogue cantors created vocal practices parallel to those created by grand opera and its conservatories. Enrico Caruso, minus false modesty, declared the world mistaken in labeling him the greatest tenor. That title belonged to his good friend Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt. Cantorial vocal music seeped into the pores of the Klezmerim. Ditto for Jewish violinists and pianists who created the "Russian School" of classical performance. Constantly hearing cantorial music from childhood onwards and then going to that home base was a natural inclination. The Hebrew word "klezmer" is a paradox in itself. Klezmer comes from "kle zemer,"

translating as a "vessel of song" channeled right from God. While parents wanted such vessels of song to play at their daughter's wedding, they sure didn't want said vessels getting anywhere near their daughter. Klezmorim were notorious drinkers, womanizers and pals with criminals. Not to mention opaque Klezmorim slang, parallel to a later jazz lingo, which masked their goings-on from outsiders. Yiddish culture arguably reached its highest development with massive emigration to America between the 1880's and 1924, when severe limits on immigration were imposed. By the 1920's, a conservatory-trained generation of Yiddish-speaking musicians arose. Besides "playing Jewish" in new sophisticated styles, many also played in classical venues, or were in the vanguard of creating jazz, Broadway, and Tin Pan Alley. Music became one of the major Jewish trades. The Hester Street Troupe, performing at the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series on September 18, is an excellent instance of one strand of the “Klezmer Revival”. This clarinet/keyboard/drum trio, based in New Jersey's Jewish heartland, plays for weddings and community gatherings, like the klezmerim of yore. The free concert begins at 3:00pm. For more information 845-457-9867. Enjoy!!

“Art for me, is about storytelling, controversy, and effectively provoking powerful emotions from an individual,” Emily Adamo states. “In my paintings I try to hold a familiar feeling while incorporating an uncomfortable, strange factor. My goals have never included creating ‘pretty’ or comforting images, and I work to portray a realistic and raw sense of life.” Emily’s exhibit runs from September 17 to October 7 at Wolfgang Gallery, 40 Railroad Avenue. Reception: September 17, 6:00pm to 8:00m. Phone: 845-769-7446.

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Destination................................................................................... Pastel Paintings on Parade

“Abstract Tree” by George Hayes

Drawn to Paint, is pastel paintings on parade at Wallkill River School of Art for the month of September, featuring the works of Bob Oliver and George Hayes in the main galleries, and introducing Emerging Artist Gloria Detore-Mackie in the workshop room. Bob Oliver is a long time Orange County resident who picked up art after he retired from retail late in life. Oliver finds pastel to be a great challenge and is his main medium. His pastel paintings are reminiscent of Old Master’s work with dark palettes and traditional themes of seascapes,

of plein-air painting. His love of the outdoors, rural Orange County and the study of light and color are reflected in his oil and pastel paintings. An up-and-coming artist, Hayes has sold paintings to many private collectors. He is living proof that it is never too late to realize one’s passion! Originally from the mid-West; Gloria Detore-Mackie grew up watching both her mother and grandmother paint. “High Point” by Gloria Detore-Mackie Mackie is a graduate of the University of lighthouses, and historic realism. His California at Santa Barbara in Theatre Arts paintings have charm and appeal that appeal and migrated to New York City to study to broad audiences. modern dance at the Martha Graham School Oliver is also captain of the fire police, of contemporary dance. Being naturally and spends many hours in community attracted to the process of building service, including as a fire commissioner. compositions while working with shapes He owns Lu-Ann’s custard stand with his and colors from her dance background, she wife Betty in the Village of Maybrook. is now passionate about landscape painting. George Hayes grew up in rural Mackie states; “Being a plein air Pennsylvania, wanting to be an artist. He landscape painter gives me a chance to be marveled at nature’s beauty and sketched close to the beauty of nature.” “I feel like I and drew the apple trees and streams near slip into a meditative state while I am his boyhood home. studying the light, shadows and colors of After serving in the United States Army, the natural world...., it is practically a he went on to college. After joining the healing experience.” Wallkill River School, he studied various oil The public is welcome to sample local painting, pastel painting and drawing wine and hors d’oeuvres from Wildfire classes under such notable artists as Shawn Grill at a reception on Saturday, September Dell Joyce, Gene Bove and Mary Mugele 3, from 5:00-7:00pm. The exhbits run to Sealfon. He is currently a member of the September 30. Wallkill River School Board of Directors. Wallkill River Art School is located at Recently, Hayes began his life long dream 232 Ward Street. Phone: 845-457-ARTS. play & Buy Local

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Book Signings Continue For centuries, writers and painters have drawn inspiration from the Hudson River and its surroundings. Nina Shengold's latest book is River of Words: Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers (SUNY Press), with photographer Jennifer May. Shengold and May explore the current crop of Hudson Valley writers, offering intimate portraits of seventy-six contemporary writers who live and work in this region. Included in this rich collection of emerging and established novelists, memoirists, poets, journalists, and screenwriters are Pulitzer Prize-winners John Ashbery and the late Frank McCourt, bestselling memoirists Julie Powell and Susan Orlean, and distinguished émigrés Chinua Achebe and Da Chen. Through words and photographs, River of Words offers an inside perspective on the literary life, the craft of writing, and the pull of this distinctive American landscape. Shengold's other works include the novel Clearcut (Anchor Books), 12 theatre anthologies for Vintage & Viking Penguin, and Scholastic's new middle-grade series Cinderella Cleaners, written under the name "Maya Gold." She is books editor for Chronogram magazine. The book signing is on Sunday September 11, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Wallkill River Art School, Route 17K.


.....................................................................montgomery General Montgomery Day: September 10 by J. A. Di Bello As demonstrated, the villages that join together and form the Town of Montgomery celebrate their respective pasts and hopes for the future in various but similar ways. Interestingly, the concept of a salute to General Montgomery and the Village of Montgomery is irrevocably tied to a celebration found in neighboring Walden. "I had attended Walden Day in 1989 and thought it would be great to have a similar event in the Village of Montgomery," recalls Mayor Steve Brescia. And so, that's how it all began. Thus a grand tradition was born. It's not only a salute to General Montgomery, a hero of the Revolution (killed in action, battle of Quebec, December 1775), but recognition of the Montgomery business community and the residents of the Village. The Montgomery celebration, General Montgomery Day, is noted for hosting what is reported to be one of the largest diversified parades in the area, with over two hundred units consisting of businesses, service organizations, marching bands, noted and unnoted dignitaries and, of course, area fire departments. With participation at that level, anxious children line the parade route to cheer marchers and retrieve the goodies distributed by passing floats. Adding to the

down-home, Americana-type atmosphere are the soapbox derby, the 8K race, live music and of course the spectacular fireworks display. The committee's intention, according to Brescia, is to present a Disney Land type atmosphere that welcomes families and cherishes individuals interested in enjoying the celebration of small town America. Adding to the appeal of the day is the fact that the celebration, in addition to recognizing General Montgomery, has become the unofficial reunion day for students from the nostalgia-filled Montgomery High School and the Valley Central High School. It has also become a "coming-home-day" for local Village residents who have left the area. Old acquaintances are renewed and new friendships begun. "The event allows people to connect with the past," notes Mayor Brescia. It is but a simple task to conjure up the smell of cotton candy coupled with the mouth-watering aroma of sausage and peppers on the grill. General Montgomery Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 10. Rain or shine!

montgomery & Campbell Hall calendar Sponsored by Di Bello Gallery Art & Photography Exhibits

Music - Rock

Mike Jaroszko luminist James Hiller photography James Douglas Gallery, ongoing

“Half Jester” soft rock Sep 2, 6pm-10pm Palooza Teen Concert Sep 24, 6pm-11pm (Six Stories Told, et al) Senior Center

Robert Oliver & George Hayes Gloria Detore-Mackie emerging artist Members Show: ”Harvest” Wallkill River School, Sep 1-30 Reception: Sep 3, 3pm-5pm

Open Mic Noble Coffee Roasters, Sep 15, 7pm

Poetry Reading Chris Wood & John Douglas Noble Coffee Roasters, Sep 1, 7pm

Emily Adamo Wolfgang Gallery thru October 7 Reception: Sep 17, 6pm-8pm

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Book Signing Nina Shengold “River of Words:

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Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers” Wallkill River School, Sep 11, 3pm-5pm

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Farm Day Sep 3 (rain date Sep 5) Tractor Parade Downtown, Noon Tractor Show Chambers Tractors, 2pm-6pm Square Dance “Miedma” MFD Pavilion, 7pm

Hester Street Klezmer Troupe Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series Senior Center, Sep 18, 3pm

911 Memorial Downtown, Sep 9, 7pm

Music - Folk

General Montgomery Day Downtown, September 10

Nick Marizzo Sep 3, 7pm Joe Frazita Sep 10, 7pm Music for Humanity Sep 17, 7pm Sojourn Sep 24, 7pm Noble Coffee Roasters

Historical Society of Montgomery Golfers Annual Golf Outing Winding Hills Golf Course Sep 18, Noon

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Destination.............................................................................. GNSO Performs Masterworks

newburgh calendar Sponsored by Kiki Hayden & Roseann Cozzupoli

Art & Photography Exhibits “Breaking Boundaries: A Survey in Contemporary Ceramics” Ann Street Gallery, thru Sep 24 Brahms

Few composers in history have been simultaneously so talented and so unwilling to attempt major works as Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). The featured work for the first Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) concert of the 17th season is Brahms’ Symphony # 4 in e minor, Opus 98. This masterpiece is unquestionably one of the sovereign works for orchestra, never void of great melodic inspiration and is orchestrated sensitively and brilliantly. It is at once a summation of its composer’s learning and technique and a work of art. For all its complexities, it cuts as close to the heart as music can. One imagines that this is the work Brahms always wanted to write, the work that displays his essence most completely. Conductor Woomyung Choe has invited violinist Steven Zynszajn to play Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77. This work was not received kindly at first, but by 1900 it had become one of the most frequently played of all violin concerti, a position it continues to hold a century later. The evening begins with the Overture to the Opera Der Freischutz by Carl Maria

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Steven Zynszajn will perform Brahms Violin Concerto for GNSO

von Weber (1786-1826). Although Weber is considered a relatively minor composer today, he was once successful and popular, having had a significant influence on German composers, among them the young Richard Wagner. Der Freischütz, meaning The Marksman and based on a German folk legend, was considered the first important German Romantic opera. The overture weaves together several of the opera's themes in a rousing introduction to the action and to Weber's melodic talents. The concert will be held in the beautiful Aquinas Hall at Mount St. Mary College, 330 Powell Avenue on September 24th at 7:30pm. The Shacklett Preview at 6:30 p.m. is a pre-concert introduction to the evening's music by Gordon Shacklett. Children under 7 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved at www.newburghsymphony.org. and by phone: 845- 913-7157.

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“The Art of 5 and a Half Women” Taka Rothenberg & family Newburgh Free Library, Sep 7-30 Reception: Sep 7, 6pm Tom Doyle “Images at the Edge of Light” Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Sep 8-Oct 27 Reception: Sep 10, 1pm-4pm Juanita Guccione Kaplan Hall, SUNYO, Sep 22-Ocr 21 Reception: Sep 22, 6:30pm (Poetry @ 5pm)

Art Tour & “Demo” “Paint Out in Newburgh” International Plein Air Painters (Drumming Circle Noon-1pm) Kaplan Hall, SUNYO Sep 10, 9am-1pm

Book Discussions “The Portrait of a Lady” Henry James w/Dr. Jessica Gerson Sep 21, 7pm Great Books Book Discussion Sep 28, 7pm & Sep 30, 11:30am Newburgh Free Library

Cinema Flash Mob Movie Sep 19, 6:30pm Newburgh Free Library MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Kaplan Hall, SUNYO, Sep 27, 7pm

Lectures “From Forming Stars to Forming Life “ Dr. Daniel W. Savin Sep 23, 7pm Blues, Jazz Improv The Tim K. Trio, Sep 26, 7pm Kaplan Hall, SUNYO

Museum Exhibit “Detectives” manuscripts Karpeles Manuscript Museum, thru Dec 18

Music Francine Evans Tribute to Judy Garland Newburgh Free Library, Sep 25, 3pm Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Aquinas Hall, Sep 24, 7:30pm

Poetry Readings Hudson River Poets Sep 1, 7pm Newburgh Free Library Djelloul Marbrook Kaplan Hall, SUNYO, Sep 22, 5pm

Newburgh Residents Get Discount at Storm King Sunday, September 4 is Newburgh Day at the Storm King Arts Center in Mountainville. This means, “Pay What You Wish Admission” (usually $12.00). Residents are asked to bring photo ID.

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Ceramics on Ann Street

Bison on Broadway

The Ann Street Gallery is presenting Breaking Boundaries: A Survey of Contemporary Ceramics thru September.24. In this exhibition, twentyfour contemporary artists from across the country come together and offer an expansive vision of the contemporary ceramic scene. As a medium, ceramic art has an ancient and rich history of cultural expression and utility. There is also something fascinating about the primitiveness of clay and its versatile creative process. Perhaps the attraction is its timelessness, or that the medium itself seems to resound within all of us as human beings. For contemporary artists the potential of clay for expressing aesthetic ideas is enormous, varied and ever expanding. The works in Breaking Boundaries reflect new and exciting responses to the medium while exploiting its malleability, which makes for an infinite range of artistic expression and interpretation. For visitors it is an opportunity to directly connect to the visceral tactility and joy of objects made in clay. Phone: 845-784-1146 or visit www.annstreetgallery.org

Images at the Edge of Light: Nature photography elevated to fine art, is an exhibit at the Karpeles Museum, showing from September 8 thru October 27. Former New York City police lieutenant Tom Doyle spent 33 years in service before retiring in 1994. His assignments included duty as a section commander in the Intelligence Division, entailing highly technical surveillance photography, and organizing and managing the Police Department's 9/11 project. Mr. Doyle's technical expertise is complemented by a keen sense of design and an extraordinary mastery of the quality of light in his scenic photographs. His subjects range from local scenes of the Hudson Valley to New England and the American West, and include sensuous floral images, powerful, semi-abstract compositions in nature, and subtle misty landscapes suggesting the art of ancient Chinese silk scrolls. The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception at the Museum on Saturday, September 10, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is located at 94 Broadway. Admission is always free.


............................................NEWburgH & New windsor YO! Ye 20s and 30s Readers and Cookers! Readers The Newburgh Free Library has created The Undergroud Page book discussion, designed for 20-&-30-somethings that can read and discuss books that address all things "seedy", “unsavory" and "edgy.". The readings will be held at The Wherehouse, at 119 Liberty Street, not the libary. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess will open the series on September 26 at 7:00pm. Register at www.newburghlibrary.org or call 845-563-3619 or 563-3645. Cookers All things meatless, fowl-less and savory are in the Library’s new Vegan Cooking program which begins October 16 at 2:00pm at the Library. The program is designed for 20-&-30-somethings but all adults are welcome.

Alice Nielsen-S Shane’s Pianist, organist (and vocalist) Alice Nielsen-Shane will play a memorial recital to those whose lives were lost on September 11, 2001, in historic St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New Windsor on September 10 at 3:00pm. Played on the 1888 Roosevelt Tracker pipe organ, Ms. Nielsen-

Now! Art & Cinema in One Location!

“Usual Suspects” by Peter Krobath

starting with the Orange County Art Federation’s (OCAF) new show, the CSArch Gallery will be holding exhibits in the larger street level area The OCAF 48th Annual Juried Exhibition is on view from September 2 thru October 16 daily, and in the evenings and on weekends when Downing is open. The OCAF Award Presentation and the reception is on September 10, 6:00pm8:00pm at 19 Front Street. Any questions? Call 845-987-8748 or email sarah@mchughstudio.com.

Of course, the Downing Film Center always has a “small” exhibit in its Presented by Seth of "Karma Road" downstairs lobby of the former Yellow Bird (photo above) who has over 25 years of Gallery building, now known as the healthy cooking experience, you can learn CSArch Architecture Building. But how to prepare a balanced vegan meal and Now! Art & Murder in One Location! a delicious side (smoothie or salad), plus find out more about vegan nutrition and Detective stories have a long history in Through December 18, the Karpeles cooking. Samples and recipes will be given fiction and are among the most popular Manuscript Library Museum is out. genres in publishing. exhibiting from an unrivaled collection of Register at www.newburghlibrary.org or In their modern form, they go back to the original documents from the history of the call 845-563-3619. American writer Edgar Allan Poe, whose medium, including material relating to the 1841 story The Murders in the Rue Morgue pioneer mystery writer Wilkie Collins, 911 Memorial Concert is considered the first modern detective letters and pages from the manuscripts of Shane's program includes the works of story, and Poe's hero C. Auguste Dupin Arthur Conan Doyle relating to Sherlock Bach, Buxtehude, Richard Purvis, Irving became the pattern for detectives in Holmes and his origin, pages from both the Berlin, Thomas Fats Waller and Rosa Rio. literature. mystery novels and the critical studies of the There will also be a brief history and tour of The first, and some say the greatest, full- form by Dorothy Sayers, and unique firstthe church’s historic 1860s Armstrong and length detective novel in English, however, hand material from Ian Fleming's James Tiffany stained glass windows and frescos is the 1868 best-seller The Moonstone by Bond books and films. (See page 6 for the of the Veneration of the Cross. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), a long, September Karpeles art show.) Free will offering gifts go to the The Karpeles Museums are a national complex tale that introduces most of the preservation of St. Thomas Church. A chain with ten in the U.S. specializing in the elements of the modern whodunit’s reception follows the concert. The church is preservation and display of original, numerous suspects, false clues, shrewd located at 47 Old Route 9W (across from historically significant documents. The deductive reasoning by an amateur Plum Point). Museum is located at 94 Broadway detective, and skilled professional police For more info call Alice at 845-527-0581. Admission is always free. work. New WIndsor Calendar Sponsored by law office of Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd Lecture - Science Club “Biosensor Based Detection Paradigm:Novel Assays for Clinical Environmental, Forensics, Nano-engineering and in-vivo Neuro-psychopharmacology” David N. Rahni Ph.D Diana’s, New Windsor, Sep 28, 7pm Music - Classical - Blues Alice Nielsen-Shane organ St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Sep 10, 3pm Recreation: Re-enactment, etc. “A Blast From the Past” New Windsor Cantonment & Knox’s Headquarters, Sep 24, 2pm

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Music - blues / country/ folk / pop / rock sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill NCR NVAM PV & PVT

= Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall 845-294-8090 = Neversink Valley Area Museum, Cuddebackville = Palaia Vineyards & Palaia Vineyards Outdoor Tent, Highland Mills

Slam Allen ......................................................................Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Aug 30 Newburgh Doo Wop Series ..................Waterfront Park, Newburgh, Aug 30, 6:30pm FREE Spectrum classic rock ................................Festival Square, Middletown, Sep 2, 7pm FREE The Levins ............................................................................................PV Sep 2, 7pm-10pm The Peach Project Allman Brothers Tribute Band ..................PVT Sep 3, 6:30pm-9:30pm Elton John “Greatest Hits Live” ..................................................Bethel Woods, Sep 3, 8pm 1812 Concert with Fireworks West Point Band, marches, film music, bluegrass ...................... Trophy Point Amphitheatre, Sep 4, 6pm FREE Garland Jeffreys Duo ........................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 2, 7pm Nick Marizzo ................................................................................................NCR Sep 3, 7pm “Cyclops” A Rock Opera ..................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 4, 7pm Jermaine Paul ................................................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 5 DanBrother acoustic ......................................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 6 Ian Axel with Bess Rogers & Allie Moss ........................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 7, 7pm Pete Levin’s Organ Trio ..................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 8, 7pm Mazze ..............................................................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 9 Inner Monologue ......................................................................PVT Sep 10, 6:30pm-9:30pm KJ Denhert & The New York Unit, Adam Falcon ......The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 10, 7pm Joe Frazita ..................................................................................................NCR Sep 10, 7pm An Outsider Show........................................................The Wherehosue, Newburgh, Sep 10 Folk Concert................................................................................PV Sep 11, 2:30pm-5:30pm Myles Mancuso Band ..........................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 11, 3pm Neil Alexander ..............................................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 13 E’lissa Jones Taste of Warwick benefit ..............Warwick Valley Winery, Sep 13, 6pm-9pm The Real Band................................................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep15 Alexis P. Suter Band roots, blues, soul ........................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 16, 7pm Phantom Limbs ............................................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 16 Blackberry Blues Band ............................................................PVT Sep 17, 6:30pm-9:30pm Music for Humanity ..................................................................................NCR Sep 17, 7pm Alpha Male Gorilla ......................................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 17 Mark VonEm blues, folk, rock, reggae................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 18, 10am-2pm Eric Lipper & Right at the Camel ............................................PV Sep 18, 2:30pm-5:30pm Chrissie O’Dell ....................................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 18, 3pm Rebecca Martin’s Songwriters in the Round ..............The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 18, 7pm Tim Monk acoustic ......................................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 20 Problems & Friends punk show ..................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 21 Judy & Jerry acoustic ..................................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 22 Peter Prince & Moon Boot Lover, Fido........................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 23, 7pm David Bromberg Quartet ..........................................................Bethel Woods, Sep 23, 8pm McMule..........................................................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 23 U-Guys (Lucy-Look-a-like, Grape Stomping Festival 3pm,)................PVT Sep 24, 6:30pm Gabriel Kahane, Selzrosa ..............................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 24, 7pm Sojourn ........................................................................................................NCR Sep 24, 7pm Kristin Graves ......................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 25, 10am-2pm Peter Sando ................................................................................PV Sep 25, 2:30pm-5:30pm Dan Brothers Band..............................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 25, 3pm Ed ‘n Mike’s Acoustic Adventure................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 27

Open Mic & Coffee House Open Mic w/ Eric Callari ......................................Logan’s Well, Florida, Wednesdays, 9pm Stacey & Friends Musicians Gathering ......The Dancing Cat, Bethel, Thursdays, from 8pm Open Mic Brunch to Lunch Jazz ..................The Dancing Cat, Bethel, Sundays, from 11am Open Mic ......................................Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 7pm Open Mic The Den Series ............................................NY School of Music, Walden, Jul 29, 7pm Open Mic Bob Dylan Tunes ....................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 4, 10am-2pm Open Mic ......................................................................................................NCR Sep 15, 7pm

Those who have never appreciated the glories of classical music have missed one of the great joys that life has to offer…….. Confucius G.

The Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series Our 24th Year “Best chamber music experience in the Hudson Valley” Times Herald-Record - January, 2011 All concerts are held at the beautiful Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street, Montgomery ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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2011-2012 Free Concert Series **

Sunday, September 18 at 3pm- The Hester Street Klezmer Troupe The trio will play the music performed by itinerant musicians in the Jewish villages in Eastern Europe during the 19th and early 20th centuries. You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this. It should be a memorable concert. See them on You-Tube.

Sunday, November 13 at 3pm Piotr Kargul, viola and Ron DeFesi, piano They will play highly accessible selections you will probably enjoy hearing.

Sunday, January 22 at 3pm - The Simon String Trio Fiona Simon is a violinist with the New York Philharmonic. The other two are both great musicians as well.

Sunday, March 18 at 3pm - Kairos This ensemble of mostly early music singers is well known in our area and is superb.

Sunday, May 20th at 3pm- Jason Cutmore, piano Jason is a world class pianist and will conclude our 24th year of offering quality concerts. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Extra Free Concerts **

Monday, November 28 at 8pm - Pine Bush Community Band The beloved Pine Bush Community Band will play lots of favorite chestnuts. Fun to hear.

Sunday, December 4 at 3pm - Janie Vance The lovely soprano Janie Vance will sing opera, show tunes, etc., accompanied by Jessica Nelson, piano.

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Extra Fundraising Concert **

Saturday, October 15th at 8pm - Music for Humanity presents: John Sheehan and classical guitarist Charles Mokotoff Net proceeds will go to Music for Humanity’s scholarship fund for gifted musical students. Admission from $10-$25. Call 845-469-0900 for reservations. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The guys and gals making the series possible are : the Village of Montgomery, the Town of Montgomery, Historic Montgomery Association, Otterkill Animal Hospital, Montgomery Mills/UPS Shipper, McAdam & Fallon, P.C., Attorneys-at-Law, Montgomery Village Pharmacy, Scotts Corners Paint & Hardware, Town of Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Perfect Temperature Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning, DiBello Gallery/Frames, Devitt Management, Noble Coffee Roasters, Shaggy Dog Groomers, Iron Café, Ward’s Bridge Inn, Mike’s Deli, Walden Savings Bank, Rotary Club of Walden, Hudson Valley Roofing, J.W. Landscape Management, David Lerner Associates, Village Sampler, Cup & Saucer Diner, Dahlia Bartz Cabe-Qigong,457-6011. ……………………………….......................................................................... This series has no committees, advisory boards, etc. It is a voluntary effort by myself, Howard Garrett, with assistance from the Village of Montgomery Clerk Linda Thompson and her fine staff, Judy Garrett, Bob Campbell, Barry Plaxen, Eric Hamblin, Jen Parker, Melody O’Connor, Roanne Patterson, Betty & Karl Lauritzen, Ray Ricalde, Tyler Woznick, Buddy Nelson, and one or two others.

For additional info, call 457-9867 or google Village of Montgomery, N.Y., click on ‘Our Community’, then ‘Music & Theater’.

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CANvas category calendar sponsored by Hudson Valley Planning and Preservation music - international ART TOURS / walks

Hester Street Klezmer Troupe Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series.................................. Senior Center, Montgomery, Sep 18, 3pm, FREE Second Saturday in Beacon Beacon Galleries ................Downtown Beacon, Sep 10, all day Art After Dark Milford Galleries ................................Downtown Milford, Sep 10, 6pm-9pm music - jazz “Paint in Newburgh” International Plein Air Painters Liberty Jazz Festival ................................................Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 2, 7pm Kaplan Hall, SUNYO Newburgh, Sep 10, 9am-1pm Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet, Mark & Glenn Zaleski ..........The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 3, 7pm Beacon Open Studios........................Begin at Hudson Beach Glass, Sep 24 & 25, Noon-6pm Gilad Hekselman Quartet........................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 9, 7pm Willie “The Lion” Smith Jazz Festival................................Goshen venues. Sep 10, Noon-10pm Harvey Kaiser and the KC Four - & More................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 11, 10am-2pm CINEMA Terell Stafford, Emi Meyer....................................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 15, 7pm Reel Eclectic Film Series ......................................Thrall Library, Middletown, Sep 1, 7pm FREE Ben Allison Band with Steven Cardenas & Jenny Scheinman, Sandy McKnight .................... Railroads in early movies w/Ben Model, piano accompaniment .................................................... The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 17, 8pm Neversink Valley Area Museum, Sep 7, 7:30pm Swing Street Orchestra swing ......................Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, Sep 18, 3pm “Thomas J. Foley-Legacy of a Young Hero” produced by Joanne Foley Gross............................ The Hal Galper Trio, Honey Ear Trio ..................................The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 30, 7pm 911 10th Anniversary OCCC Harriman Hall 111 Film Theatre, Sep 12, 7pm “Agora” dir./Alejandro Amenábar ........OCCC Harriman Hall 111 Film Theater, Sep 14, 7:15pm Flash Mob Movie ....................................................Newburgh Free Library, Sep 19 6:30pm FREE POETRY & PROSE READINGs (Open mic session usually included) Chris Wood & John Douglas ..........................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Sep 1, 7pm MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival ................Kaplan Hall, SUNYO, Newburgh, Sep 27, 7pm Hudson River Poets ......................................................Newburgh Free Library, Sep 1, 7pm FREE First Friday Contemporary Writers prose ................Narrowsburg Library, Sep 2, 7:30pm FREE comedy Irene O’Garden & Ken Holland............................Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, Sep 2, 8pm Gabriel Iglesias ......................................................Eisenhower Hall, West Point Sep 24, 8pm James Cotter Poetry on the Loose ................................7 West Street, Warwick, Sep 3, 4pm FREE Kevin Kenny Poetry in the Gallery ........................................Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Sep 4, 8pm drumming Readnex Poetry Squad ............................................................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 5 Drumming & Art Paint-out ........................Kaplan Hall, SUNYO Newburgh, Sep 10, Noon Featured poet & open mic ............................................The Coffee Shoppe, Beacon, Sep 15, 7pm Kofi & Sankofa Ensemble ”Celebrating Fall through Drum & Dance”........................................ Open Mic ........................................................Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Sep 15, 7pm Storm King Arts Center, Mountainville, Sep 24, 3pm Djelloul Marbrook..................................................Kaplan Hall, SUNYO Newburgh, Sep 22, 5pm Janet Hamill..........................................................Seligmann Gallery, Sugar Loaf, Sep 24, 1:30pm festivalS & recreation - adults & children Liberty Poetry Festival ............................................Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 24, 2pm Civil War Re-enactment ........................................................Museum Village, Monroe, Sep 3 & 4 Poetry at the Church Ted Gill, host..................................Goshen Methodist Church, Sep 26, 7pm 911 Memorial ..........................................................................Downtown Montgomery, Sep 9, 7pm Mike Jurkovich & Harvey Havel ..........................................Tuscan Cafe, Warwick, Sep 27, 7pm General Montgomery Day............................................................Downtown Montgomery, Sep 10 Fall Poetry Reading 6 readers & open mic..Moffat Library, Washingtonville, Sep 28, 7pm FREE Harvest Festival Pocono Environmental Education Ctr, Dingmans Ferry, Sep 10, 10am-4pm Ann Ratcliffe Poetry on the Loose ................................7 West Street, Warwick, Oct 1, 4pm FREE WJFF’s Second Annual “Wonderful Things” Auction .......................................................... Jeffersonville Fire House, Sep 10, 11am-2pm storytelling Greenwood Forest Farms BBQ & Walking Tour music, dancing, food................................ Black Dirt Storytelling Guild “Bargains” ........................Florida Library, Sep 8, 7:30pm FREE 203 Nelson Road, Monroe, Sep 10, Noon-6pm Storytelling Cafe for adults ..............................................Florida Library, Sep 24, 7:30pm FREE Taste of Warwick ..................................................Warwick Valley Winery, Sep 13, 6pm-9pm Vin Fiz Centennial Celebration ..............................Galleria Mall, Middletown, Sep 17 & 18 theatre - musical Deerpark Heritage & Community Fair admission is canned or packaged food .................. “Ain’t Misbehavin’” ..................................................................Forestburgh Playhouse, thru Sep 4 Harriet Space Park, Huguenot, Sep 17 & 18, 10am-5pm “Cabaret” Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players.......................................................................... “A Blast From the Past” ......New Windsor Cantonment & Knox Headquarters, Sep 24, 2pm Playhouse, Museum Village, Monroe, Sep 16-Oct 2 The Great Lucy Look-Alike Contest and Grape Stomp Festival PVT Sep 24, 3pm-10pm “Cooking With the Calamari Sisters: Manga Italiano!” dinner-theatre ...................................... Fall Foliage Festival ..................................................................Downtown Port Jervis, Sep 25 Pavilion at LC, Sep 23-Oct 2 Agrarian Acts Farm Festival ..................................NACL Highland Lake, Sep 25, 1pm-6pm “Guys and Dolls” Tri-City Stage ........................................................................TBA Sep 29-Oct 2 Family Dance ......................................Teen Center, Wooster Grove, Walden, Sep 30, 7:30pm

holistic living UUC ........................................................................ Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern, 917-613-3489.

theatre - Physical “Actionable” music, video, slides, monologue............NACL Theatre, Highland Lake, Oct 1, 8pm

Psychic Experience Group w/Athen Drewes ............................................UUC 1st Tuesdays, 7pm theatre - Play “Pancho” crystal skull exhibit ................................Crystal Connection, Wurtsboro, Sep 9, 6:30pm “The Ladies Man” dir. Brendan Burke ......................................Shadowland Theatre, thru Sep 11 Indigenous Grandmothers Wisdom Weekend ....................................................PEEC Sep 16-18 “The Night of the Iguana” by Tennessee Williams, benefit, dinner available ................................ Forestburg Playhouse, Sep 4, 8pm lectureS, DEmos & SymposiumS / Forums (most lectures are free) “The Diary of Anne Frank” Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop................................................ NFL ..............................................................................................................................Newburgh Free Library Rivoli Theatre, South Fallsburg, Sep 9-11 NVAM ..............................................................................Neversink Valley Area Museum, Cuddebackville PEEC ............................................................Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry “On Golden Pond” dir. Samuel E. Wright ........................New Rose Theatre, Walden, Sep 15-25 “Medal of Honor Rag”..............................................................Shadowland Theatre, Sep 16-Oct 2 Jazz Festival Performers Interviews ........................Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 1, 7pm “White-nose Syndrome in Park Bats” Howard Whidden ...................................................... theatre - Play reading NPS HQ Visitor’s Center, Bushkill, Sep 10, 7pm “Lost on the Natchez Trail” Page 2 Stage Readings ...................................................................... Fossil Trail Hike ..................................................................................................PEEC Sep 17, 9am UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Sep 10, 7pm “The Police & the Constitution” James Coll ..OCCC Gilman Center, Middletown, Sep 18, 7pm ”Herb Marks Freelance: That Tramp May Be A Lady” Air Pirates Live Radio Theater............ “MacArthur at West Point” Lt. Col. Sherman L. Fleek ............................................................ Pavilion at LC, Sep 17, 8pm Municipal Building, Walden, Sep 21, 7:30pm “From Forming Stars to Forming Life” Daniel W. Savin .............................................................. SUNYO Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Sep 23, 7pm Fungus Among Us ..............................................................................................PEEC Sep 25, 1pm The Tim K. Trio Performance/Lecture - blues, jazz ........Kaplan Hall, Newburgh, Sep 26, 7pm

Music - blues - country - pop - rock - etc. - see page 8 Music - Broadway - Film - classic pop - Opera - Operetta Tri-City Stage Cabaret Fundraiser ......................The Riverview Inn, Matamoras, Sep 9, 7:30pm Broadway Concerts Direct “September Songs’” ....Wurtsboro Community Church, Sep 17, 8pm Francine Evans Tribute to Judy Garland ..................................................NFL Sep 25, 3pm FREE

music - classical Alice Nielsen-Shane organ ........St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New Windsor, Sep 10, 3pm FREE Craig S. Williams organ ..........................................West Point Cadet Chapel, Sep 11, 3pm FREE The Serenade Orchestra “From Vienna to Naples” ........................................................................ Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, Sep 17, 3pm The Serenade Orchestra ....................................................Pacem In Terris, Warwick, Sep 18, 5pm Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Steven Zynszajn, violin ................................................ Aquinas Hall, Mount St. Mary College, Sep 24, 7:30pm

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Poetry Poetry at the Church Goshen Meth. Ch., 7pm Cinema Sholom Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness Downing Film Center, Newburgh, 2pm

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Cinema Sholom Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness Downing Film Center, Newburgh, 2pm

Poetry Reading Sharon Butler & Ed Fisher Tuscan Cafe, Warwick 7pm Music Newburgh Doo Wop Series Waterfront Park, 6:30pm

GMCM HCC LC MSM NACL

WEDNESDAY

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= Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series, Senior Center, Montgomery = Howland Cultural Center, Beacon = Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts, Sugar Loaf 845-469-2287 = Mount St. Mary College, Aquinas Hall 845-913-7157 = North American Culture Lab, Highland Lake

NCR NFL NRT NVAM PV / PVT

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Music - Jazz...Newburgh Jazz Series ........Waterfront Park. 6:30pm Music - Jazz.....Liberty Jazz Festival..Libe

Open Mic ..................................Open Mic ............................PV 7pm Open Mic..........Den Series & Open Mic......N

Cinema ........................Reel Eclectic Film Series ................TL 7pm Music - Rock.....................Spectrum ............F Poetry Reading ................Hudson River Poets ..................NFL 7pm Music........................Garland Jeffreys Duo .. Poetry Reading..........Chris Wood & John Douglas ..........NCR 7pm Music ..........................................The Levins

Open Mic......Musician’s Gathering....The Dancing Cat, Bethel, 8pm Prose Reading.First Friday Contemporary W

Theatre - Musical ..............“Ain’t Misbehavin’” ....................FP 8pm Poetry Reading ..........Irene O’Garden & Ken

Theatre-Musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’” FP 8pm

Theatre - Play ....................“The Ladies Man” ......................ST 8pm Theatre - Musical ..............“Ain’t Misbehav

Theatre - Play ....................“The Ladies Ma

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5 Music & Poetry Jermaine Paul & Readnex Poetry Squad The Wherehouse, Newburgh

12 Please check the schedule for Gallery Art and Photography Opening Receptions see page 12 Cinema “Thomas J. Foley-Legacy of a Young Hero” SUNYO-HH 7pm

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Please check the schedule for Gallery Art and Photography Opening Receptions see page 12 Music Dan Brown The Wherehouse, Newburgh

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Open Mic ..................................Open Mic ............................PV 7pm Music Ian Axel with Bess Rogers Music ............................Pete Levin’s Organ Trio ................FAL 7pm & Allie Moss Storytelling....Black Dirt Storytelling Guild ..Florida Library, 7:30pm FAL 7pm Open Mic.....Musician’s Gathering ....The Dancing Cat, Bethel, 8pm Cinema Railroads in early movies Theatre - Play ....................“The Ladies Man” ......................ST 8pm NVAM 7:30pm Music - Jazz...Jazz Trio. ..Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, 8pm-11pm

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Poetry Reading........... TBA ..........The Coffee Shoppe, Beacon, 7pm Recreation & Music Taste of Warwick w/Elissa Jones Trio Warwick Valley Winery 6pm-9pm

Open Mic ..................................Open Mic ............................PV 7pm Cinema “Agora” SUNYO-HH 7:15pm

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Music - Jazz ................Terell Stafford, Emi Meyer ..............FAL 7pm Theatre - Play ....................“On Golden Pond” ............NRT 7:30pm Open Mic......Musician’s Gathering....The Dancing Cat, Bethel, 8pm

Music Neil Alexander The Wherehouse, Newburgh

Music - Jazz...Jazz Trio...Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, 8pm-11pm

Music - Jazz ................Gilad Hekselman Q

Cabaret..Tri-City Stage Fundraiser ..The R

Theatre - Play ....................“The Ladies Ma

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Music - Acoustic Tim Monk The Wherehouse, Newburgh

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Cinema MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival SUNYO, Newburgh, 7pm

Poetry Reading Mike Jurkovich & Harvey Havel Tuscan Cafe, Warwick 7pm

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Holistic Living.........Indigenous Grandmothe

Music - Blues - Soul ............Alexis P. Suter B Theatre - Play ....................“Medal of Honor Theatre - Musical ........................“Cabaret”

Music ......................................Phantom Limb

Music ........................................The Real Band ..................................WH

Music-Punk Show Problems & Friends The Wherehouse, Newburgh

22 Open Mic ..................................Open Mic ............................PV 7pm Open Mic......Musician’s Gathering....The Dancing Cat, Bethel, 8pm Theatre - Play ....................“Medal of Honor Rag”......................ST 8pm Music - Jazz...Jazz Trio ..Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, 8pm-11pm Music ......................................Judy & Jerry ................................WH

28 Poetry Reading Fall Poetry Reading Moffatt Library, Washingtonville, 7pm

Music Ed ‘n Mike’s Acoustic Adventure WH

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Holistic Living “Pancho” Crystal Skull ..Crys

Poetry Reading..........................Open Mic ..........................NCR 7pm

Poetry Reading ..................Djelloul Marbrook ..............SUNYK 5pm

Cinema Flash Mob Movie NFL 6:30pm

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Music ....................Peter Prince & Moon Boo

Theatre - Play ....................“On Golden Po Theatre - Play ....................“Medal of Honor Theatre - Musical ........................“Cabaret”

Music ..............................David Bromberg Q

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Open Mic ..................................Open Mic ............................PV 7pm Music - Jazz ........The Hal Galper Trio, Ho Theatre - Play ....................“Medal of Honor Rag”......................ST 8pm Theatre - Play ....................“Medal of Honor Theatre - Musical ........................“Cabaret” ........................CTMW 8pm Theatre - Musical ........................“Cabaret”


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= Railroad Playhouse, Newburgh = Sullivan County Community College, Seelig Auditorium = Storm King Art Center, Mountainville = Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville = Kaplan Hall, SUNYO Orange, Newburgh

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= Orange Hall, OCCC, Middletown 845-341-4891 = Harriman Hall 111 Film theatre, OCCC, Middletown 845-341-4891 = Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern, 917-613-3489. = Wurtsboro Art Alliance,, 73 Sullivan Street = Wherehouse, Newburgh

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erty Museum & Arts Center, 4pm Recreation ....................Civil War Re-Enactment ................Museum Village, Monroe Recreation...............Civil War Re-Enactment ....Museum Village, Monroe NY School of Music, Walden, 7pm Poetry Reading ....James Cotter Poetry on the Loose 7 West Street, Warwick, 4pm Open Mic ............................Bob Dylan Tunes....................FAL 10am-2pm

Festival Square, Middletown, 7pm Music.....The Peach Project Allman Brothers Tribute Band ....PVT 6:30pm-9:30pm Music - Jazz.............Jazz Lunch & Brunch ......Dancing Cat Saloon, 1pm ..........The Falcon, Marlboro, 7pm Music - Jazz.......Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet, Mark & Glenn Zaleski ........FAL 7pm Theatre - Play ....................“The Ladies Man” ..............................ST 2pm

..............................PV 7pm-10pm Music ......................................Nick Marizzo ..................................................NCR 7pm Theatre - Musical ..............“Ain’t Misbehavin’” ............................FP 3pm Writers Narrowsburg Lib. 7:30pm Theatre - Musical ..............“Ain’t Misbehavin’”................................................FP 8pm Music - Rock ................“Cyclops” a Rock Opera ......................FAL 7pm

n Holland ....................HCC 8pm Theatre - Play ....................“The Ladies Man” ................................................ST 8pm Theatre - Play ........“The Night of the Iguana” benefit..................FP 8pm vin’” ..............................FP 8pm Music ........................................Elton John......................................................BW 8pm Poetry Reading ....Kevin Kenny Poetry in the Gallery..............WAA 8pm

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Art Walk.................Second Saturday in Beacon ..............Downtown Beacon, all day Festival ..............General Montgomery Day ..........................Downtown Montgomery

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Recreation....WJFF’s Second Annual Auction ..................Jeffersonville Fire House, 11am-2pm Music - Jazz..Harvey Kaiser and the KC Four - & More ..FAL 10am-2pm stal Connection, Wurtsboro, 6:30pm Recreation... ......Greenwood Forest Farms BBQ & Walking Tour................Monroe, Noon-6pm

Quartet........................FAL 7pm Music - Jazz ..............Willie “The Lion” Smith Jazz Festival ....................Goshen, Noon-10pm

Riverview Inn, Matamoras, 7:30pm Music - Classical..Alice Nielsen-Shane..................St. Thomas Episcopal Ch, New Windsor 3pm

an”................................ST 8pm Art Walk ........................................Art After Dark ............................Downtown Milford, 6pm-9pm

.............................................WH Music ..........................................Inner Monologue ......................................PVT 6:30pm-9:30pm

Music - Jazz.............Jazz Lunch & Brunch ......Dancing Cat Saloon, 1pm

Theatre - Play ....................“The Ladies Man” ..............................ST 2pm Music - Folk ........................PV Folk Concert..............PV 2:30pm-5:30pm Music - Classical...Craig S. Williams organ ..West Pt. Cadet Chapel 3pm

Music ..............................................Joe Frazita ............................................................NCR 7pm Music ..............................Myles Mancuso Band ..........................WH 3pm Music ................KJ Denhert & The New York Unit, Adam Falcon ................................FAL 7pm Play Reading...”Lost on the Natchez Trail”..............UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, 7pm

Theatre - Play ............................“The Ladies Man” ..........................................................ST 8pm

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Holistic Living...........Indigenous Grandmothers Wisdom Weekend ................PEEC

Recreation ............Vin Fiz Centennial Celebration ............Galleria Mall, Middletown

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Holistic Living........Indigenous Grandmothers Wisdom Weekend....PEEC

Recreation.........Vin Fiz Centennial Celebration..Galleria Mall, Middletown

Festival..Deerpark Heritage & Community Fair ......Harriet Space Park, Huguenot, 10am-5pm Music - Blues-Folk-Rock-Reggae.......Mark VonEm ..................FAL 10am-2pm Theatre - Play........................“On Golden Pond” ......................................NRT 2pm & 7pm Festival..Deerpark Heritage & Community Fair ....Harriet Space Park, Huguenot, 10am-5pm

ers Wisdom Weekend ......PEEC Music - Classical....The Serenade Orchestra ....Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, 3pm Music - Jazz.............Jazz Lunch & Brunch ......Dancing Cat Saloon, 1pm Band ..............................FAL 7pm Music ................................Blackberry Blues Band ............................PVT 6:30pm-9:30pm Theatre - Play ....................“On Golden Pond” ..........................NRT 2pm Rag” ..............................ST 8pm Music - Jazz..Ben Allison Band-Steve Cardenas-Jenny Scheinman, Sandy McKnight ....FAL 7pm Theatre - Play ....................“Medal of Honor Rag” ..............................ST 2pm

..................................CTMW 8pm Music ......................................Music for Humanity ....................................................NCR 7pm Music....................Eric Lipper & Right at the Camel ........PV 2:30pm-5:30pm bs ..........................................WH Theatre - Live Radio ......Air Pirates Live Radio Theater ............................Pavilion at LC, 8pm Music - Int’l ..............Hester Street Klezmer Troupe ............GMCM, 3pm Theatre - Play ........................“Medal of Honor Rag” ......................................................ST 8pm Music ....................................Chrissie Odell ................................WH 3pm Music - Broadway--Pop-etc....Broadway Concerts Direct Wurtsboro Community Church,. 8pm Music - Swing ................Swing Street Orchestra ....................SKAC 3pm Theatre - Musical ............................“Cabaret”..........................................................CTMW 8pm Music-Classical.The Serenade Orchestra Pacem In Terris, Warwick, 5pm Music ......................................Alpha Male Gorillas ..............................................................WH Music................Rebecca Martin’s Songwriters in the Round....FAL 7pm

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Art Tour ..............Beacon Open Studio Tour ..............Downtown Beacon, Noon-6pm Poetry Reading..........Liberty Poetry Festival......Liberty Museum & Arts Center, 2pm

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Theatre - Play ..........................“On Golden Pond”............................................NRT 2pm & 7pm Music ....................................Kristin Graves......................FAL 10am-2pm ari Sisters” LC Pavilion, 6:30pm Drumming.....Kofi & Sankofa Ensemble ..................Storm King Arts Center, Mountainville, 3pm Theatre & Lunch....”Cooking With Calamari Sisters” ..LC Pavilion, 12:30pm

ot Lover, Fido ................FAL 7pm Festival............The Great Lucy Look-Alike & Grape Stomping Festival ..........PVT 3pm-10pm Festival ............................Fall Foliage Festival ......Downtown Port Jervis ond” ......................NRT 7:30pm Theatre & Dinner....”Cooking With the Calamari Sisters: Manga Italiano!”......LC Pavilion, 6:30pm Music - Jazz............Jazz Lunch & Brunch ........Dancing Cat Saloon, 1pm Rag” ..............................ST 8pm Music ..................................................Sojourn................................................................NCR 7pm Festival ......................Agrarian Acts Farm Festival ........NACL 1pm-6pm ..................................CTMW 8pm Music ..................................Gabriel Kahane, Selzrosa ..................................................FAL 7pm Theatre - Play ....................“On Golden Pond” ..........................NRT 2pm Quartet ............................BW 8pm Music - Classical...........Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra.........................MSM 7:30pm Theatre - Play ....................“Medal of Honor Rag” ..............................ST 2pm ...............................................WH Storytelling....................................Cafe for Adults ....................................Florida Library,.7:30pm Theatre - Play ............................“Medal of Honor Rag”............................................................ST 8pm Music ..........................................Peter Sando ....................PV 2:30pm-5:30pm Theatre - Musical ................................“Cabaret” ..............................................................CTMW 8pm Theatre - Musical ........................“Cabaret” ..................................CTMW 3pm Comedy ..........................................Gabriel Iglesias ......................Eisenhower Hall, West Point, 8pm Music ....................................Dan Brothers Band ..............................WH 3pm

1 ari Sisters ..LC Pavilion, 6:30pm Festival................................Walden Harvest Fest ................................Downtown Walden ney Ear Trio ..............FAL 7pm Theatre - Musical ........................“Cabaret”..........................................CTMW 3pm & 8pm Rag” ..............................ST 8pm Poetry Reading ......................Ann Ratcliffe....................7 West Street, Warwick,.4pm

..................................CTMW 8pm Theatre & Dinner.........”Cooking With the Calamari Sisters” ..........LC Pavilion, 6:30pm Theatre - Play ....................“Medal of Honor Rag” ................................................ST 8pm

2 Theatre & Lunch..”Cooking With the Calamari Sisters”...LC Pavilion, 12:30pm Music - Jazz...........Jazz Lunch & Brunch ........Dancing Cat Saloon, 1pm Theatre - Play ....................“Medal of Honor Rag” ..............................ST 2pm Theatre - Musical ........................“Cabaret” ..................................CTMW 3pm

Theatre - Physical......................”Actionable” ....................................................NACL 8pm

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ART exhibits CAG ................................................................................................................Catskill Artists Gallery, Liberty CAS....................................................................................................Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor DVAC..........................................................................................Delaware Valley Arts Center, Narrowsburg KMM............................................................................................Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh NFL ..............................................................................................................................Newburgh Free Library SUNYO ........................................SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall Gallery & Loft 845-341-4891 UUC ....................................Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern Gallery 917-613-3489 WAA ............................................................................................................................Wurtsboro Art Alliance WRS................................................................................Wallkill River School, Montgomery 845-457-2787

Carolyn Duke pottery ............................................Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Mike Jarozsko luminist paintings ..........................James Douglas Gallery, Montgomery, ongoing Valerie Taggert watercolors & botanicals ........................Livingston Manor Library, thru summer “Windows on Broadway” Sullivan HS Students Strong Building, Broadway, Monticello, thru Sep Small Works Show ..................................................................................................CAG thru Sep 4 “The Great Hudson River Exhibition” ........................Mill Street Loft ARTS, Beacon thru Sep 4 Michael Gaydos, Catharine Welshman “The figure, Two artists, Two visions”............................ Beacon Artist Union, thru Sep 4 Insum Kim sculpture........................................................Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon, thru Sep 4 Ellen A. Lewis “The Horizon Line - New Paintings” ......RiverWinds Gallery, Beacon, thru Sep 5 Pat Mohr and Tom Spisany “Double Visions” ....Executive Suite, Gov’t Ctr, Goshen, thru Sep 9 “Inspiration-Transformation” multiple genres ................Collage Gallery, Warwick, thru Sep 11 “Windows on Main Street 2011” 49 artists ..................................Downtown Beacon, thru Sep 12 Marie Liu & Linda Barboni “Fluid By Nature” ......................The ARTery, Milford, thru Sep 12 Nancy Palubniak “Layers” mixed media ..........................................................DVAC thru Sep 17 “Plants, Flowers, Fruits & Vegetable” paintings, photographs, sculptures, etc. .......................... Wurtsboro Art Alliance thru Sep 18 “Breaking Boundaries: A Survey in Contemporary Ceramics” .......................................... Ann Street Gallery, thru Sep 24 Philip Jostrom “The Way I See It” landscapes, etc. ....River Gallery, Narrowsburg, thru Sep 24 End of Summer Show 2011 28 artists..............UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, thru Sep 30 Hal Gaylor paintings ................................Warwick Valley Financial Advisors Gallery, thru Sep 30 Walter Bill “Watercolors of Times to Remember” ............................................SUNYO thru Oct 5 Robert Harry Score “Mending Wall: A Nostalgic, Pen & Ink Reflection” ....SUNYO thru Oct 5 Zhang Huan, Daniel Buren, Maya Lin et al, sculptures ................................................................ Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, thru Nov 13

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Art & Photography receptions Benjamin Swett & Rachel Swett “21: A Life in Pictures” ..........................CAS Sep 3, 3pm-6pm Photographers Showcase........................................Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Sep 3, 5pm-7pm “In and Out, Open and Shut” art, photography ..Old Stone House, Hasbrouck, Sep 4, 1pm-4pm “The Art of Five and a Half Women” Taka Rothenberg & family, art, quilts, ..NFL, Sep 7, 6pm Tom Doyle “Images at the Edge of Light” Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Sep 10, 1pm-4pm ”A Friend’s Show”............................................Catskill Artists Gallery, Liberty, Sep 10, 5pm-8pm Ishwar Malleret & Jules Perlmutter paintings .............................................................................. Flour Power Bakery, Livingston Manor, Sep 10, 5pm-8pm Orange County Art Federation ............................CSArch Gallery, Newburgh, Sep 10, 6pm-8pm Grey Zeien “Surrealism, Expressionism & Candy Boxes”.............................................................. Beacon Artists Union, Sep 10, 6pm-9pm Allen Levine “Of Sea and Sky” ..........................................................HPG Sep 10, 6pm-9pm Robert Oliver & George Hayes, Gloria Detore-Mackie ..........................WRS Sep 11, 3pm-5pm Orange County Senior Games - Senior Art Exhbiti ........Executive Suite, Goshen, Sep 16, 3pm Emily Adamo ....................................................Wolfgang Gallery, Montgomery, Sep 17, 6pm-8pm “The Next Stop Is: Railroads & Trains Stations of Orange County Throughout the Years” art, photography, artifcats, etc. Seligmann Studio, Sep 18, 1:30m-4pm Juanita Guccione ..............................................Kaplan Hall, SUNYO Newburgh, Sep 22, 6:30pm Richard Kreznar paintings ......................................................................DVAC Sep 23, 7pm-9pm Beacon Open Studio Tour Kickoff Party ........Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon, Sep 23, 7pm-10pm The Grand Catskill Resorts (& architecture) ..........Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Oct 8, 2pm

books & clubs Audubon Society First Sunday Field Trip..............................845-744-6047 Goshen, 8am or 9am Book Discussion “Gilgul” by Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi .................................................................. Crawford Library, Monticello, Sep 13, 7:30pm Book Discussion “The Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James, w/Dr. Jessica Gerson...................... Newburgh Free Library, (NFL) Sep 21, 7pm Book Discussion “A Clockwork Orange” ....................The Wherehouse, Newburgh, Sep 26, 7pm Book Discussion Great Books Book Discussion ................NFL Sep 28, 7pm & Sep 30, 11:30am Book Signing Nina Shengold “River of Words: Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers” .............. WRS Sep 11, 3pm-5pm Book Signings Liberty Poetry Festival ..........Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 24, Noon-2pm Walden Chess Club all ages, all levels ................Walden Library, Saturdays 10am, Mondays 6pm Friday Night Chess ....................................................................Narrowsburg Library, Fridays 6pm Knit and Stitch ......................................................................Narrowsburg Library, Mondays, 6pm Knimble Knitters......................................................................Ellenville Library, Saturdays, 10am Laurel & Hardy Sons of the Desert Int’l Org. ....................Last Sundays, ray@themtharhills.org The Music Lovers Guild ............................3rd Thurs, 7:30pm FREE, Montgomery 845-457-9867 Listen to recorded classical music, open informal discussion follows. Photography Club Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop ..............................2nd Monday, 7:30pm St. Paul’s Epsicopal Church, Chester Science Cafe ............................................................................Diana’s, New Windsor, Sep 28, 7pm “Biosensor Based Detection Paradigm:Novel Assays for Clinical Environmental, Forensics, Nano-engineering and in-vivo Neuro-psycho-pharmacology” David N. Rahni Ph.D Scrabble Players............................................................................Walden Library, Thursdays, 6pm Scrabble Players..........................................................................Ellenville Library, Tuesdays, 6pm Trivia Night ..........................................................2 Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Thursdays, 8pm

Robert Oliver & George Hayes, Gloria Detore-Mackie ........................................WRS Sep 1-30 Paul Gould paintings ..............................................................................Palaia Vineyards, Sep 1-30 Canace “From the Corners of My Mind” mixed media................Ellenville Library, Sep 1-Oct 31 Orange County Art Federation ....................................CSArch Gallery, Newburgh, Sep 2-Oct 16 “In and Out, Open and Shut” paintings, photography ....Old Stone House, Hasbrouck, Sep 4-25 “The Art of Five and a Half Women” Taka Rothenberg & family, art, quilts, fabric, etc............. NFL, Sep 7-30 “Senior Art: What’s In Your Heart - A Tribute to 9/11” ......Greenwood Lake Library, Sep 7-28 Grey Zeien “Surrealism, Expressionism & Candy Boxes” ....Beacon Artists Union, Sep 10-Oct 2 Ishwar Malleret & Jules Perlmutter paintings................................................................................ Flour Power Bakery, Livingston Manor, Sep 10-Oct 22 ”A Friend’s Show” all mediums & crafts ............Catskill Artists Gallery, Liberty, Sep 10-Nov 20 “The Next Stop Is: Railroads & Trains Stations of Orange County Throughout the Years” art, photography, artifcats, etc. Seligmann Studio, Sep 12-Oct 5 Group Show ............................................................................................The ARTery, Sep 13-Oct 2 musuems Orange County Senior Games - Senior Art Exhbiti ............Executive Sutie, Goshen, Sep 16-29 HHNM ......................................Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall Emily Adamo............................................................Wolfgang Gallery, Montgomery, Sep 17-Oct 7 HHNM-CoH ............................Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Education Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson Juanita Guccione ................................................Kaplan Hall, SUNYO Newburgh, Sep 22-Oct 21 PEEC......................................................................Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry Richard Kreznar paintings ............................................................................DVAC Sep 23-Oct 15 Meet the Animals ..................................................................HHNM Saturdays & Sundays 2:30pm Brook Trout Exhibit ........................................................HHNM-CoH, Fri, Sat & Sun, Noon-4pm Grey Towers House Tours ..........................................................Weekends, Grey Towers, Milford Sculpture Exhibits Imi Knoebel, Walter De Maria ........................................Dia:Beacon, ongoing Sullivan County Museum Historical Museum & Archives............................Hurleyville. ongoing PhotograPhy exhibits Museum & Frederick Franck Sculpture Garden ......Pacem in Terris, Warwick, thru Oct. FREE FOV ......................................................................................................................Fovea Exhibitions, Beacon “Strange, Kozmic Experience: The Doors, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix”. .................................. HPG..................................................................................................Highlands Photographic Guild, Milford Bethel Woods Museum, thru Oct 30 “The Million Dollar Club: Early Banks & Anthracite Canals” .................................................. “Early to Rise: Working Farms in Orange County” ........................................................ongoing Neversink Valley Museum thru Nov 27 Cornell Cooperative Extension, Middletown “Detectives” ....................................Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh, thru Dec 18 FREE James Hiller ............................................................James Douglas Gallery, Montgomery, ongoing Pat Peters “My Backyard, A Pictorial” ..............................................Ellenville Library, thru Sep 1 Emily Schiffer “Children of the Cheyenne Nation” ..............................................FOV thru Sep 4 Linda Bock-Hinger ..................................................................................................HPG thru-Sep 4 Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop “Beyond The Horizon” ........................................................ Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville, thru Sep 22 “A Glimpse into the Building of the Rondout & Neversink Reservoirs and Connecting Tunnels: Children and teens calendar Photos from the DEP Archives” ..Time & the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, thru Oct 31 Nick Zungoli “Mekong Journey” ....................................Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, thru Dec Books Children’s Book Festival..................................Park Avenue Elementary School, Warwick, Sep 17

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Photographers Showcase ....................................................Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Sep 1-30 Meet the Animals ........................................................................HHNM-CoH, Sat & Sun, 2:30pm The Grand Catskill Resorts (& architecture) ........Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 2-Dec 16 Benjamin Swett & Rachel Swett “21: A Life in Pictures” ..................................CAS Sep 3-Oct 9 Music Tom Doyle “Images at the Edge of Light” ..................................................KMM Sep 8-Oct 27 “Palooza Teen Concert w/Six Stories Told et al ..Montgomery Senior Center, Sep 24, 6pm-11pm Allen Levine ”Of Sea and Sky” ..................................................................HPG Sep 10-Oct 2

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Destination.............................Walden..................................... Meet Sherman L. Fleek - Author / Historian / Soldier "Much of the history we teach here, is made by the people we taught here." These words reflect the guiding principle of the history department of the United States Military Academy at West Point. The degree to which residents of Orange County are aware of the Academy, its students and its graduates is a topic the Historical Society of Walden and the Wallkill Valley combined with the Josephine-Louise Public Library of Walden wish to address. To that end, the Society and Library have invited one of the most impressive, knowledgeable and articulate historians in the area to present a talk and a book signing on September 21. Considering the degree of expertise available here and at The Point, that is quite a statement. In the civilian capacity as the command historian of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Lt. Col. Sherman L. Fleek, (R) satisfies that ambitious description. The particulars to be explored are "General Douglas MacArthur at West Point" and the “saga of Pvt. Neibaur�, both Congressional Medal of Honor recipients and both soldiers from New York's famed 42nd Rainbow Division. Pvt. Neibaur, notably, is the first soldier from The Church

of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) to have been awarded this country's highest military honor! As an historian, Sherman L. Fleek has had over twenty articles published on military, western, frontier army, Mexican War and Civil War history in national periodicals and historical documentaries. In 2006, his first book appeared, History May be Searched in Vain: A Military History of the Mormon Battalion. Fleek received the Utah State History Society's Best Military History Book Award for 2006. His second book, Place the Headstones Where they Belong, a biography of a World War I Medal of Honor recipient, published

by Utah State University Press, appeared in 2008. His first novel, Called to War: Dawn of the Mormon Battalion, an historical fiction, was published in November 2010. The various accomplishments that appear on Lt. Col. Fleek's bio easily fill this column. How this man came to be a military officer, historian and humanitarian is a subject that provokes awareness and encourages the acquisition of knowledge germane to the human condition. Sherman Fleek was an enlisted man, missionary, college man and an officer in the United States Army, serving in Iraq and other posts. Interestingly, that is the chronological order of events in his life. Seventeen years old, high school graduate in the middle of Utah provided the incentive. Father as a retired, career military provided the motivation. As a young enlisted man, Sherman became a tanker and served two years in tanks while stationed in Germany. In jest Sherman suggests that the famous M4 Sherman tank was named after him. At the conclusion of his two-year term, Sherman returned to Utah, to his family and his church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). It is the duty of young LDS members to travel and complete missionary for a period of two years. Sherman recognized his call to service and proudly completed his missionary responsibility. With two years of military service completed, his missionary obligation behind him, Sherman enrolled as an under graduate

at Brigham Young University, earning a BA in English and a commission in the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant. Sherman's father, mentioned earlier as a motivator, is identified as the spur that drove Sherman's historical passion. Traveling out of Utah, family motor trips were spiced with numerous stopovers at historically significant locations. Sherman's dad, it's understood, was a thirty-year man, beginning as a Horse Soldier (cavalry) at Fort Bliss Texas in 1933. History enveloped and swallowed whole this young Sherman as he grew in stature and maturity. Accompanying this growth was a growing quest to discover more, and to investigate further, the nature of those soldiers who shaped and preserved the nation. Top of the list for the Lt Col.'s approaching presentation is General Douglas MacArthur, USMA class '03, "a fearless man haunted by his opinions of himself". Also an understandable interest developed in LDS Soldiers, especially as the United States Army once had a religiously segregated unit, known as the Mormon Brigade similar to the British Jewish Unit of WWII fame There will be a talk and book signing Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30pm in the Walden Municipal Building's Bradley Room, 3rd floor, hosted by the Historical Society of Walden and the Wallkill Valley and the Josephine-Louise Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

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Destination........................................................................................ Walden Harvest Fest by J. A. Di Bello It's that time of the year. As the splendor and glory of summer 2011 exit, the days grow shorter and a familiar, anticipated autumnal equinox approaches. Childhood memories are fondly aroused as hope remains! The summer has reserved three weeks of September. She will not depart without producing signals of what is to come: crisp morning air, the sensation of falling leaves and a whispered, oft repeated prayer for Indian Summer. To honor, as if by ceremony, the passing of summer, villages clinging to the banks of the Wallkill call together their faithful as they "...grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind." The Village of Walden, largest of the villages in the Town of Montgomery, will celebrate the passing of the season with its annual Walden Harvest Fest. This year's schedule places the occasion on Saturday, October 1. It will appropriately be noted and celebrated as the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the event. Scheduled by few and wished by all to be the answer to a prayer: the first day of Indian Summer. Twenty-five years ago the faithful of the Village of Walden celebrated with an event referred to as Salute to Walden. It was held

at the Most Precious Blood School in the village and was "a gathering of dignitaries and residents." In August of 1986 the name of the event was changed to “Walden� Day as it "...became an annual event that all looked forward to," recalls Mary Ann Landolina, President, Walden Community Council. In 2003, the Walden Day committee decided to begin a campaign designed to rid Walden of its media-generated negativity and undeserved reputation. Step one: Change the name to Walden Harvest Fest. Second: Change the date to the first

Saturday in October. Step three: Create a family oriented, funfilled event to emphasize the true nature of the Village. Events scheduled for the Festival are nostalgic reflections featuring a pie-eating contest, a Little Miss Walden contest, a family dance at the Teen Center and the highly anticipated frog-jumping contest (see photos). There are many additional activities scheduled for the Walden Harvest Fest, too numerous for the space allowed here. The event has grown in popularity with the numbers attending, swelling proportionally. The concept of elevating Walden was energized and realized by the Walden Harvest Fest.

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Chef John Moultrie will cook, chat and smile for you at the Walden Farmers Market September 15, Noon-6pm

Performer Opportunities for Youths Rosie Rion, Operations Manager, Events & Programs Coordinator at Walden's The New York School of Music, reports the formation of an advanced vocal performance class beginning on September 20. Classes will begin at 6:00pm and continue until 8:00 pm. Also starting up in September is a drumming and general music class aimed specifically at the pre-school group. Weekly classes are currently scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Particulars to be announced. See the NYS Music ad in this publication, page 13.


................................................................................walden On Golden Pond is Back on the Boards in a Black Box!

Walden calendar Sponsored by Walden Business Association

Farmers Market Thursdays Noon-6pm Village Square, Walden

Lecture “MacArthur at West Point” w/Lt. Col. Sherman L. Fleek Municpal Building, Sep 21, 7:30pm

Tom Aldredge & Frances Sternhagen Original Broadway Cast, 1979 Henry Fonda & Katharine Hepburn Movie Cast, 1981

by J. A, Di Bello The New Rose Theatre is presenting a revival of the 1979 play by Ernest Thompson, On Golden Pond. It's a play many believe they know, where in truth very few know the play and many know a movie of the same title. The names of the characters may be the same but the similarities end abruptly. Samuel E. Wright, director, writer and actor of Broadway fame comments, "It's an endearing play." The New Rose Theatre employs a theatrical concept known for practical purposes as "black box theatre." What is it? As the name suggests, it is black and shaped like a box. In the Walden theatre, black or what appears to be a dark graphite is used to paint the walls, the floor, the ceiling and just about anything existing in a sightline.

Leslie Uggams & James Earl Jones, Broadway Revival Cast, 2005

The absence of color will clash with nothing and appears to be empty space. Actors, props, costume and especially lighting design will dominate the attention of the audience. The term ‘box’ is also appropriate and logical, since so many black box theatres had their origin as rehearsal space for plays in production and intended for proscenium. Actors, directors, writers are well aware of the intimacy a close "black box" arrangement has in the relationship between audience and performers. They have found these characteristics to be advantageous for smaller sensitive productions that emphasize theme and character as contrasted to the theatrical element of spectacle. This sensitive play confronts the relationship between Norman and Ethel Thayer, an elderly couple spending what

Music - Open Mic Samuel E. Wright & Amanda Wright New Rose Theatre, Walden 2011

may well be their last summer together on Golden Pond in Maine. Norman is turning 80 as the play ultimately focuses on the stillevolving relationship between Norman and Ethel. She is the bond; she is the strength. "The play is written for Ethel. It's a celebration of her life," comments director Wright. With all the sentimentalities inherent in the initial premise, the situation becomes complicated, in the dramatic sense, by the arrival of daughter Chelsea, who is so cognizant of her parents' vulnerability and the distances that keep her apart from her father, Norman. Amanda and Sam Wright are stepping into the roles of Ethel and Norman Thayer in this black-box production at the New Rose Theatre September 15-25. Each is prepared to deliver a memorable, professional performance intended to provoke an audience with thought.

Rock Band TBA w/open mic NY School of Music Sep 23, 7pm

Recreation Chess Club Mondays, 6pm-8pm Chess Club Saturdays, 10am-2pm Scrabble Club Thursdays 6pm-8pm Josephine-Louise Library Family Dance Sep 30, 7:30pm Teen Center, Wooster Grove, Harvest Festival Oct 1 Downtown Walden Theatre - Play “On Golden Pond” New Rose Theatre, Sep 15-25

Comedic or melancholic? Perhaps. A metaphor for the golden years? Maybe. "The loons are back," and it's a celebration of theatre and the comedy of life at the New Rose Theatre, Route 52, Walden. Phone: 845-778-2478.

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Destination..............................................................sugar loaf “And the Next Stop Is” Orange County Railroads

Greycourt Railroad Station

The Next Stop Is...Railroads & Train Stations of Orange County Throughout the Years is an exhibit of photographs, prints, paintings, drawings, maps, artifacts, and educational panels which have been developed for viewing for Autumn 2011. The goal of the project is to connect residents with the County's history and to provide a better understanding of how and why it developed the way it did. "Orange County's growth is closely tied to the railroads, and their development changed not only Orange County but much of the Northeast," states Nancy Proyect, President of the Orange County Citizens Foundation. "From mining to milk, Orange

Dinner Theatre Play About Food. Manga Italiano!

County played an important role in how the region developed." The exhibit is comprised of period photos and artifacts, maps, originals and prints of paintings and drawings, educational panels with text explaining the histories of the many railroads that criss-crossed Orange County, plus anecdotal memories that will be featured in a booklet. Co-produced by the Orange County Citizens Foundation and Cultural Affairs at SUNY Orange, the “first stop” for the exhibit is the Seligmann Studio, 23 White Oak Drive in Sugar Loaf, September 12 thru October 5. A reception will take place on Sunday, September 18 from 1:30pm4:00pm. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Questions may be directed to 845-469-9459. The “second stop” for the exhibit is Orange Hall Gallery on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange County Community College, corner of Wawayanda & Grandview Avenues, Middletown, October 12 through December 1, with a reception from 1:30pm-4:00pm on Sunday, October 23.

AVAST! Live Radio Theater Lubbers Can Rejoice! Marylee Shorr as Herb Marks (Nail-biter, Alan Andrews, finds the suspense unbearable)

Paul Ellis handing out a noisemaker to a lucky audience member

On September 17, The Air Pirates Radio Theater, the only theater of its kind, returns to the Lycian Centre for its Fall 2011 season. A unique mixture of live contemporary interactive theater and old time radio drama, the company is once again presenting its live radio plays in Sugar Loaf. The Air Pirates perform the staged readings as if they were broadcasting live on the radio. An ensemble of five actors portrays all the characters in each episode while the audience is asked to produce all the sound effects. The Cue Card Girl lets the audiences know when it's time to slam a door, make the footsteps and even shoot the

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guns during the shows. The Pirates also perform the radio commercials live asking the audience to supply the necessary sounds. This season the Air Pirates Radio Theater begins its three play series with Herb Marks Freelance: That Tramp May Be a Lady. The fourth in the Herb Marks series, the play takes the diminutive detective into the seedy world of adult films and blackmail. The Herb Marks Mysteries leave plenty of room for the audience to become part of the action. With gunshots, chase scenes and of course commercial breaks the audience has plenty to do to move the action along. For tickets call 845-469-7563. Air Pirates is made possible with a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts decentralized program administered by Orange Arts

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Back by popular demand Cooking with The Calamari Sisters, Mangia Italiano!, returns to the Lycian Centre Pavilion for two weekends in September and October. For an evening you will never forget, presented by Kings Theatre Company as dinner theatre with a catered buffet style banquet prior to each performance, this is one not to be missed! Hilarity, failed dishes, and food fights ensue during this live "broadcast" of a small public access cooking show hosted by two larger-than-life Italian sisters, Delphine and Carmela Calamari. The sisters sing, dance and prepare traditional Italian dishes as they try to make it through their final broadcast together in one piece. As old rivalries resurface the ladies will be slinging insults along with the salami. Join these memorable "girls" and their hilarious antics! With such beloved favorites as Volare, Come On A My House, Botcha Me, Que

Sera Sera, That's Amore, and of course, Mambo Italiano!, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters is a hilarious all-singing, all-dancing, all-cooking musical extravaganza! The dinner theatre is scheduled for two weekends, September 23 thru October 2. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the dinner will begin at 6:30pm and the show at 8:00pm and Sunday lunch at 12:30pm and the show at 2:00pm. Cooking With The Calamari Sisters, Mangia Italiano will take place at the Lycian Centre Pavilion a lovely intimate theatre setting above Lycian’s main stage theatre at 1351 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf. Tickets can be purchased for the dinner and the show or for the show only. by calling the Lycian Centre Box Office at 845 469-2287, or on the web at www.LycianCentre.com. For additional show information visit www.thecalamarisisters.com.


Come Hear the Music Play at Museum Village

Just as their musical Chicago seems to be ubiquitous (it was also produced last month at Forestburgh Playhouse), John Kander & Fred Ebb’s Cabaret also seems to go on forever.

Come take your seat at the Kit Kat Club, where singer Sally Bowles meets writer Cliff Bradshaw. As the two pursue a life of pleasure in Weimar Berlin, the world outside the Club begins to splinter. Creative-Theatre Muddy Water Players will present it in the Playhouse at Museum Village in Monroe from September 16 thru October 2. Call the box office: 845-294-9465.

Destination.......wurtsboro Art & Music in Wurtsboro

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Art & Photography Exhibit tidbits Sponsored by Linda Richichi, Mary Mugele Sealfon, Mary Evelyn Whitehill, Unitarian Universalist Gallery, Wallkill River School

Old Stone House - Hasbrouck

Ginger Smith’s Encaustic Flowers

The Old Stone House in the hamlet of Hasbrouck, just outside Woodbourne is again the scene of art in several forms. Indeed, the house itself is worth a visit and has a fascinating past. The title of the show, In and Out, Open and Shut suggests a variety of interpretations and has led nine artist friends to explore their responses in their own ways.

Artwork by Roberta Rosenthal

This show includes acrylics, encaustics, oils, photography and watercolors in different styles. The artists displaying their work are Carol Denman, Tracy Gansrow, Jean Helthaler, Ann Higgins, Elise Hornbeck, Kate Hyden, Rose Parrow, Ginger Smith and Gloria Wagenknecht. Most of these artists have exhibited together before and enjoy the challenge of choosing a theme and interpreting it in new ways. As an added treat a full-sized reproduction of one of the late Manville B Wakefield’s paintings will be on display. The exhibit opens September 4 with a reception from 1:00pm-4:00pm. It will be open weekends thru September 25. Further information is available by calling 845-985-2814 or by visiting the website of the Old Stone House at, http/www.oldstonehouse.catskill-life.com.

An art exhibit with the theme Plants, Flowers, Fruits & Vegetables is being presented at the Wurtsboro Art Alliance thru September 18. The Wurtsboro Art Alliance Gallery is located at 73 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, and is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, or by appointment. The Wurtsboro Art Alliance is a nonprofit community arts group founded in 2006 to encourage and promote art and artists from the regional area. Inquiries and new members are always welcome. For more information, please phone 845985-7663 or e-mail: info@waagallery.org, or visit www.waagallery.org. Music Wurtsboro’s cabaret-style gem-of-aseries, Broadway Concerts Direct, continues its monthly performances at the Wurtsboro Community Church, 134

Sullivan Street. Try To Remember, And If You Remember, Then Follow is the theme for the ‘fantastik’ September 17, 8:00pm concert. These wonderful Broadway and local favorites perform “mostly” Broadway and Tin Pan Alley songs, with a smattering once in a while of operetta and opera. The church’s members provide home-baked yummies at intermission. For reservations: phone 845-888-2798.

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Artist Apartment For Rent LIVE/WORK SPACE. Artist Loft Apartments Available. Income requirements apply, studio space available. Safe Harbors of the Hudson (845) 562-6940 www.safeharbors.org.

Visual Arts ARTery Gallery, Milford, PA - Professional art gallery in charming, upscale town, reviews new membership applications regularly. Artists' cooperative; in business 11 years. Great space and location. Various membership levels. Contact: debbiegioello@aol.com

Mixed media artist Canace presents From the Corners of My Mind, an exhibition of prints, collage paintings and graphic art at The Gallery Link in Ellenville from September 1 thru October 31. Singers An eclectic display of artistic WOMEN SINGERS WANTED! Rehearse assemblages created from found objects, with Song of the Valley Sweet Adelines and cast off everyday items and vintage bits and sing a cappella harmony with chorus at holiday pieces, From the Corners of My Mind is a performance! Information:June 845-227-2853. “powerful exhibition, interesting and inspiring on intellectual, emotional and aesthetic levels.” The Gallery Link is located in the Ellenville Library at 40 Center Street.The reception is on September 10 from Noon to 2:00pm. Phone 845-647-5530. CANVAS FRIENDS DIRECTORY BUY LOCAL Consignium A Consignium Emporium Sharon McKane, prop. 108 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro 845-888-2121 Happy Herbs Soap “herbal alchemy of soap & incense” @ Two Crow Cottage Burlingham, NY 12722-0210 happyherbssoap.etsy.com September 2011

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Vin Fiz Centennial Celebration Weekend In 1911 William Randolph Hearst put up a $50,000 prize for the first airplane pilot to fly from coast to coast in 30 days. Calbraith Rodgers was the only one to fly from coast to coast in his airplane named the Vin Fiz. The plane was so named because the Armour Meat Company was promoting a new soft drink called Vin Fiz. A a first in commercial advertising! On September 17, 1911 the Vin Fiz took off from a racetrack in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn and landed in Middletown two hours later, to a crowd of 9,000 at a racetrack called the Pleasure Grounds, now the intersection of Bennett and Dolson Avenues. On Sunday morning, September 18 he took off from the Pleasure Grounds, and crashed after a short flight into a chicken coop in the backyard of a house at 92 Fulton Street. It took four days to rebuild the airplane with the help of local residents, and for Cal to recover from the crash. Forty-nine days later he landed in Pasadena, California after having made some 80 landings and 15 crashes across the U.S. His coast to coast flight had taken 84 days and he had flown a distance of 4,231 miles This event received world wide coverage by the Hearst newspaper chain and in some ways was a rehearsal for the Lindbergh flight in 1927. Middletown played a pivotal role in this historic event. As a result of the publicity surrounding the flight, people all over the world became aware of Middletown and its location. One hundred years later local Florida residents, Edward and Linda Dubin, were inspired to create the Vin Fiz Centennial Celebration. It is taking place on the second floor of the Galleria Mall in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods on September 17 and 18. (Editor’s note: A full and detailed description of the Vin Fiz story appeared in the August 2011 Orange Magazine. We recommend you google Vin Fiz Orange Magazine to read the complete exciting history and all about the Dubins’ creative efforts. Another story can be read online google Senior Gazette and click on August 29 issue.)

The Dubins are creating a remarkable allday event program that, at CANVAS’ press time, included the following: The Orange County Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol US Air Force Axillary will be there with the NY & US flags and the color guard. The Star Spangled Banner

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A replica of the Vin Fiz airplane from Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum will be on view in the Galleria Mall.

will be sung by Devon Wuagneux, a freshman at Goshen High School. Elected officials Dan Depew, Annie Rabbitt and Joseph DeStefano will attend the ribboncutting. The kids can learn about local (and national) history from handouts. A DVD on the Vin Fiz and Calbraith Rodgers will be shown, and recorded music of 1911, "The Sound of 1911", will be played. Orange County Community College (OCCC) Band will perform a concert of early 1900 's music and OCCC engineering students will display a ten foot model of Vin Fiz which they constructed. OCCC professor John Volbeck and the students will discuss how the model was built. From Noon to 4:00pm a Special Commemorative Postmark (cancellation) made for the 100th Vin Fiz Centennial Celebration will be exhibited by a Post Office Employee and Dee Dee Backus, President of the Half Moon Post Card Club, a contributing sponsor to this historical celebration. There will be a lecture by physicist teacher and researcher James Lloyd who flew Cal Rodgers’ route across the U.S on the 75th anniversary in 1986 Local Author, Vincent Begley, will speak about his new book which tells the story of Rodgers’ race to reach the coast. Many of the characters in the book were real people who lived in Middletown in 1911. This book is appropriate for Middle and Elementary School students. Thanks to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum (ORA), you can see a replica of the Vin Fiz, and on Sunday after 6:00pm, you can watch the ORA staff disassemble it, with the help of the Mechanicstown Fire Department, and take it out of the mall. For more information, call 845-651-0051. For the full schedule with local school kids exhibits, other presenters and updated times, visit: www.vinfizcentennial.com.

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911 Hero Honored on Film

Firefighter Thomas J. Foley, 32, was killed in the terrorist attacks on our country, on September 11, 2001. He was a decorated eleven-year veteran of the FDNY. Tommy was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and skydiving and was an accomplished hunter who was recognized in hunting magazines for his trophy deer. He continued his football career after college, playing for the FDNY “Bravest” Football Team where he lined up along side his brother Danny in the defensive backfield. Tommy’s adventurous personality also led him to the Rodeo where he excelled as a Bull Rider.

2 Day Marathon at OCCC SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs in cooperation with the English and Arts & Communication Departments invites applications from the public to gather together to write, direct, and perform six original ten-minute plays in 24 hours! Six writers, six directors, and twenty actors from the community-at-large and the college community will convene for the first time on Friday, September 23 at 8:00pm. Through a series of theatre games, improvisations, and discussions, the groups generate ideas for the plays Before midnight, the theme of the event will be shared and inspirational materials such as props, characters, and situations will be given out to the intrepid writers who will create throughout the night By 8:00am Saturday, the actors are presented with copies of the new scripts. Then, together with their directors, they stage the six new plays, presenting them to an audience of friends, colleagues, family, and the general public starting at 8:00pm Saturday in Orange Hall Theatre. During the whole event, the participants are mentored and guided by David J. Glover, production artist & director and Anna Rosen, SUNY Orange English Instructor & veteran of the 24-hour play project. Participation is free. 845-341-4891. http://www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffair s/24hour_play_project.shtml. to register.

Tommy received national media attention for a heroic rescue he made on the job and was subsequently honored by Irish America Magazine. He was also featured in People Magazine on two separate occasions. Tommy became interested in acting and began working as an extra on the HBO hit series The Sopranos and on CBS’s Third Watch shortly before September 11, 2001. SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs will be showing Thomas J. Foley - Legacy of a Young Hero, a documentary film, on September 12, 7:00pm in 111 Harriman Hall Film Theatre, Wawayanda and East Conkling Avenues in Middletown. Phone: 845-341-3981. CANVAS FRIENDS DIRECTORY BUSINESS SERVICES Dependable Maintenance Co. Lawnmowers, Tractors, Snowblowers Serving Orange County 845-374-2425 Drake, Loeb, Heller, Kennedy, Gogerty, Gaba & Rodd General Practice Law 555 Hudson Valley Ave., New Windsor 845-561-0550 Hudson Valley Planning and Preservation Municipal & Private 845-893-0134 www.HudsonValleyPlanning.com Peggi's Place Over 30 years experience in Hair Care 238 Main Street, Cornwall 845-534-3351


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Meet Brendan Burke - Freelance Actor / Director / Pragmatic Visionary Brendan Burke, managing director of the Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville directed The Ladies Man, a well-known farce by Charles Morey and adapted from the notorious French playwright Georges Feydeau's Tailleur Pour Dames, at Shadowland thru September 11. Brendan is a man who believes theatre must be socially relevant, accessible and affordable. Social relevance is a tricky term and frequently elusive. As the population becomes more diverse the task proportionally becomes a greater challenge. Drama in all its categories is overflowing with complications involving human frailties and strengths, as especially exemplified by the season's finale, Medal of Honor Rag. (September 16-October 2). Relevance as an element of theme and content is a variable requiring judgment and acute perception on the part of the managing director. And good drama, as good literature, is appreciated on several levels. Affordable theatre, as a mission statement or goal, is in direct opposition to the necessities of a vibrant box-office. Shadowland's reasonable price structure and flexible terms allows for participation on all levels. There is even a pay-as-you-wish program in place. Finally, incorporated into to the promotional materials of the Shadowland Theatre, is the process of rating plays with respect to audience suitability, e.g., PG, PG13 or R. These have proven to be

reasonable ratings upon which one can rely, an important factor for those wishing to expose the uninitiated to the beauty and spectacle of a live performance. Perhaps the most impressive quality of Brendan and the Shadowland Theatre is the possession of an exciting and realistic vision. Shadowland has recently acquired a 5,000 square foot storefront in the neighborhood of the existing theatre and is in the early stages of a major capital campaign. In the storefront, a black box theatre will be conceived and born. With this facility in addition to the current venue, Shadowland will have the opportunity to expand more specifically into the training aspects of theatre. A school for theatre will grow and flourish in Ellenville. To a smaller degree this already happens, but as the future approaches, a meaningful yet informal process will allow for scene shops, facilities for stage lighting and acoustical designers (sound techs), acting and a practical look at theatre as a business.

With an eye to the future and a firm belief in theatre as a crucial portion of a healthy, informed society, a play development program for new plays will be initiated at Shadowland. It is expected that six new plays will be read in conjunction, in a reader's theatre atmosphere and discussed. From the words of Brendan Burke the process will be "a breeding ground for scripts that will eventually have a life beyond Shadowland." Bravo! Medal of Honor Rag is a moving, affecting drama, a poignant choice with which to close the curtain on the regular season at the Shadowland Theatre. It is theatre with impact. It's the type of theatre one does not leave behind with a discarded playbill. It is the story of men in combat, the unshakable anguish of violent death up close, rank and personal, and how combat pilfers not simply from an individual soldier or a generation. It steals from all. In this country, and at a time when one war appears to follow another before anyone has the opportunity to take a step to the rear, Medal of Honor Rag confronts the contemporary audience with its in-your-face power, compassion and current relevance. The sun never sets on an American soldier. For tickets to The Ladies Man and Medal of Honor Rag: phone 845-647-5511. Shadowland is located at 157 Canal Street in downtown Ellenville.

For Rent BLOOMINGBURG : Small 4 room basement apt. on commercial property w/view of Shawangunk Ridge and pond. Close to 17K. $950 per month incl. heat. First & last month & 1 mo. security required. 845-926-4646. BLOOMINGBURG : Second floor commercial 4rm apt/office near Route 17K. $850 per month incl. electric, heat & hot water. First & last month & 1 mo. security required. 845-926-4646. For Sale MONTGOMERY - Free: Historic, Ramshackle, 1893 Farm House w/ barn on 2 acres with purchase of 8 + acres (subdivided 6 & 2) adjoining commercial property. 600 + ft. NYS highway frontage, 600 + ft Wallkill River Frontage. As is: $219,900. Info @ 845-457-2773. CANVAS FRIENDS DIRECTORY ORGANIZATIONS Orange County Arts Council “Art Leaves its Mark” www.OCArtsCouncil.org 845-469-3145 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern Art Exhibits, Music Events, Discussions 9 Vance Road, Rock Tavern www.UUCRT.org

World Class Chamber Music at Museums The Serenade Orchestra, a world-class chamber ensemble, are performing in two Orange County venues this month, From Vienna to Naples at Storm King Art Centerin Mountainville on September 17 at 3:00pm and Music of Vienna at Pacem in Terris in Warwick on September 18 at 5:00pm. Krista Bennion Feeney (violin and viola), Owen Dalby (violin), David Cerutti (viola), John Feeney, (viennese violone and double bass), R.J. Kelley and Alexandra Cook (horns) will vary the programs a bit, as the Storm King event lasts but an hour and fifteen minutes, for people spending the afternoon on the grounds of the outdoor sculpture museum. The Pacem concert is the usual “full afternoon” concert and is on the grounds of

Orchestra of St. Lukes coconcertmaster and Mostly Mozart concertmaster, Krista Bennion-Feeney, is a member of The Serenade Orchestra

the Frederick Franck Sculpture Garden, a meditative wonder on the Waywayanda Creek in Warwick on Covered Bridge Road. Mozart and Haydn will be played at both venues, along with the music of other composers. Storm King: 845-534-3115 Pacem in Terris: 845-986-4329

Murder at the Museum with a New Name A newspaper headline on Oct. 17, 1877 of the program and give his legal slant on read “Port Jervis, N. Y., A DELIBERATE the entire affair.” Formerly known as The Neversink Valley MURDER Wm. H. Springsted’s life taken for a few Dollars”. Town of Deerpark Area Museum, The Neversink Valley historian, Norma Schadt, will speak about Museum of History and Innovation is the crime in Cuddebackville on October 5. located on Hoag Road, alongside the “The October program should be Neversink River and the old D&H Canal. interesting,” she states, “as Glen Plotsky of The talk begins at 7:30pm. Phone: 845-754-8870. Bavoso, Plotsky and Onofry will be part CANVAS FRIENDS DIRECTORY ARTISTS Mary Mugele Sealfon Portraits, Landscapes, Still Life Commissions 845-774-7658 mary.sealfon@gmail.com

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Helena Clare Pittman & Galen Pittman’s Grahamsville Library Mural This story is excerpted from one written by Carol Montana for The Catskill Chronicle. To read the complete detailed and highly personal account of Helena Clare Pittman’s joyful and frightening experiences co-creating this miraculous mural, go to TheCatskillChronicle.com and enter ‘Pittman Mural’ in the search box. CANVAS thanks Carol Montana for permission to offer this truncated version of her thorough interview.

When Daniel Pierce Library Director, Joann Gallagher first asked Helena Clare Pittman to design and paint a mural for the children's room, Pittman's response was, "No Joann, I can't do that … no, no, no!” "I knew it was an enormous project," says Pittman, "and I knew how many people had donated to the library, and I knew I couldn't do it for donated time." That's because Pittman makes her living as a painter and also as a prolific children's author of The Snowman's Path, Crow Flies, A Dinosaur for Gerald, The Angel Tree, A Grain of Rice and twelve more, plus many stories and illustrations in Cricket Magazine. She also illustrated most of her books and is currently at work on her first novel. After moving to Sullivan County approximately 14 years ago, Pittman began utilizing the Daniel Pierce Library for research, and to get away from the distractions of her home to concentrate on her writing. At the library she became close with Gallagher who, in turn, has invited the artist to become an integral part of the library's resources including workshops for

children and adults. So, while taking Pittman on a private tour of the still-under-construction new addition to the library in the early spring of 2010, Gallagher knew exactly who she wanted to paint the children's room mural. As Pittman vehemently responded in the negative, Gallagher just as vehemently insisted. And that's when the magic started to happen. In spite of her protestations, Pittman turned to look up at the space, "and I just suddenly saw what I could do with it. I was hooked." So the pair negotiated over the next several weeks. "I started daydreaming about it," says Pittman, "and I started visualizing it when I was driving to Long Island where I teach." And, as the ideas coalesced in her mind, she knew the mural was going to be historical - early book characters to current. "But what I really saw," says the artist, "was the opportunity to make a frieze of figures coming into motion and beginning to dance. To help herself in getting over the creative terror, the artist hired her son, Galen Pittman, “a brilliant musician and artist in

his own right. He doesn't go through this creative terror. He's a deep, profound painter. We have a good creative, collegial communion. We teach together, we feed off each other." Pittman knew the mural was going to done on panels. So Gallagher - who Pittman says is a whiz at math - quickly figured out how many panels it would take to fill the space, and the carpenters went to work cutting, sanding and delivering birch-faced plywood panels to Pittman's home. Choosing which characters to include in the mural was not easy. “...and then characters would start interacting, like Eloise and Wimpy Kid, and Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, or Charlotte and Jim from Huckleberry Finn." When she delivered the last three panels on Friday, June 3, 2011, Pittman reports that she was "very high because of the response. People were knocked over.” Look closely and you'll see that Pittman signed her name on a book in every panel. "And on the last panel, I signed it with the date," she says.

Look closer still and you will see characters from Pittman's own books along with Peter Rabbit, Jiminy Cricket, Harry Potter, the Cheshire Cat, Babar, Stuart Little, Tigger and Pooh, The Velveteen Rabbit, Madeline, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and many, many more characters beloved by children the world over. Library Director Gallagher has a few things to add about the artist as well. "When Helena walked through our doors … it was like an answer to a prayer, because she has so many gifts and talents that we could use here for the children and for all of the patrons, so that they could learn how to write, learn how to draw, and also her expertise with teaching, which we have used as well. And of course the crown is the mural. So we're thrilled to have her be part of the library." It's a feeling that both Pittman and Gallagher share. The Library is at 328 Main Street (Route 55) in Grahamsville. Closed Sunday & Monday. Phone: 845-985-7233. Bring the kids.

Holistic Living About Crystals by Cephora See Crystal Skulls in a new way! There are very few legends that cross over cultures and times the way the crystal skull legends do. They are shared by Mayans, Aztecs, Native Americans and other indigenous people around the word. The basic elements of the 13 crystal skulls legend is that at a pivotal time in humanity's history, 13 crystal skulls will be reunited to awaken a new era - transforming from an old paradigm into a new world. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Crystal Skulls and

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the several ancient ones that have been discovered. Some are now in museums, others are traveling the world with energy healers sharing knowledge and information. What information? Ancient civilizations had knowledge and wisdom that have been lost to us today. Could it be possible that crystal skulls might be the computers the ancients used to carry on their wisdom and knowledge? Remember our computers are powered by quartz crystal. Quartz crystals power our modern technological world: They are inside every watch, cell phone, television, radio, laser, ultrasound... Why would the ancients choose their "time capsule" to look like a skull? Not because it represents death, but hoping we

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