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Orange, Pike & Sullivan Counties, Marlboro & Ellenville

September 2017

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

Publisher’s Column by Barry Plaxen Welcome back White Lake to our calendar listings. Since the Bradstan Cabaret Series relocated from White Lake to Bethel Woods in 2013, we’ve had no listings for White Lake. Now, for the first time, the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra will perform in White Lake on September 10. And just next door to White Lake, welcome back Kauneonga Lake to our listings. The vibrant Bethel Council for the Arts is holding a silent art auction on September 3 to raise funds. In this issue: Animal Wisdom in Highland Lake, Animal

Farm in Port Jervis, Milford is bursting with exciting events this September: The Readers & Writers Festival, Into the Woods with Tri City Stages, Kindred Spirits Arts series featuring David Gonzalez’ Latin Jazz & Poetry Multimedia Show, Septemberfest, Pike County Craft Festival, and the ARTery exhibit. If variety is the spice of life, then Musical Theatre is the September Spice: a onewoman musical in Highland Lake, a twoperson whodunit musical in Ellenville, a Charles Dickens whodunit in Monroe and a Sondheim fairy tale in Milford. Jazz and blues at the library in Newburgh and opera & song at the library in Wurtsboro.


Letters to the Editor I just wanted to thank you once more for the very nice write up you provided for me and my showing at Amity Gallery in August. Then I wanted to share with you that at the actual reception, Saturday evening, I had a fellow come up to me and tell me that he saw my ad in the CANVAS! So it WORKED! The reception was a total success with a whole gallery full of people bubbling over with enthusiasm! - Bob Breur Omg, omg, omg, I have been wanting to write you! I saw the August paper - it is amazing! - Tannis Kowalczuk Thank you so much for covering the Cosmic Communityfest! You guys are amazing as always. Get ready for much more from the Healing Farm in New Hampton: Music + Art + Healing! - Criss Itterman

I have so much gratitude and appreciation for you sharing the beginnings of something very special! Looking forward to having you as a guest at the Healing Farm in New Hampton and hopefully on the radio as well. - Kai Cole

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Thank you for the [Andrew Trombley story, August 2017 issue] article, it captured the essence of pursuing an orchestral career from the beginning, while supporting Nesin Cultural Arts / The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra and Andrew. Wow! - Ann Trombley

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On behalf of the Newburgh School District, thank you for supporting our arts programs over the years. - Kerry Butrick Dowling

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“Autumn” art exhibits in Pine Bush, Port Jervis, Montgomery and Huguenot. Cabaret is alive and well in Forestburgh, Bethel, Highland Lake and Parksville. Maestro Ron De Fesi is alive and well with his chorale in Middletown and his orchestra in Monroe. Family Friendly Fun in Hurleyville. Drumming Circle in Dingmans Ferry. Stand-up comics in Narrowsburg, Marlboro, and Middletown. A Pulitzer-Prize author in Tuxedo. A film festival in Narrowsburg and a poetry festival in Liberty. Music in Glen Spey and art in Shohola. And lastly, in Montgomery - Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony played on a piano!

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American Readers Theatre, Port Jervis��20 Amity Gallery, Warwick���������������������16, 29 Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh����������������24 Artery, Milford������������������������������������������ 11 Artists’ Market, Shohola�������������������������� 11 Bethel Council of the Arts�����������������������16 Bethel Woods ��������������������7, 8, 24, 30, 32 Big Eddy Film Festival 2017���������������������5 Bradstan Cabaret Series��������������������������7 Brooklyn Time Machine, Parksville���������25 Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor����.22 Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Goshen���������20 Cornwall Poetry����������������������������������������6 Crawford Arts Association, Pine Bush����29 Creative Theatre Muddy-Water Players�22 Dave Liebman Big Band, Middletown�����28 Dead End Cafe, Parksville����������������������25 Deerpark Museum & Grange, Huguenot� 23 Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg�������13 Downing Park, Newburgh�������������������������6 Downtown Barn, Liberty�������������������������12 Forestburgh Tavern���������������������������22, 30 Frank Shuback, artist������������������������������25 Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley��29

Grand Montgomery Chamber Music� 20, 27 Greenwood Lake Library����������������������� 29 Herb Janow, artist�������������������������������������4 Hudson Opera Theatre Orchestra������� 5, 9 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival������������ 21 Hurleyville Arts Centre����������������������� 5, 31 Jamie Taylor, wearable art��������������������� 30 Jones Farm Poetry Night, Cornwall����������6 Kariné Poghosyan, pianist��������������������� 27 Kindred Spirits Arts, Milford��������������������11 La Scala to Broadway, Middletown���������10 Lard Dog & The Band of Shy, Hurleyville��5 Liberty Museum & Arts Center��������������� 26 Liberty Poetry Festival 2017������������������ 26 Lumberland Cultural Series, Glen Spey 20 Mamakating Library����������������������������������4 Manhattan Chamber Players��������������������8 Milford Readers & Writers Festival�������� 19 Mt. St. Mary College Desmond Campus 31 Mulberry House, Middletown��������������������7 NACL Theatre, Highland Lake��������������� 25 Newburgh Free Library�������������������������� 28 Orange County Arts Council������������������ 10 OrangeREADS 2017����������������������������� 26 Pacem in Terris, Warwick��������������������������8 Paramount Theatre, Middletown������������ 28 Parksville USA Music Festival 2017������ 25 Phillipsport Community Center�����������������6 Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet�����������������������9 River Valley Artists Guild������������������������ 23 Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf�������������� 19 Seven Freedoms, Montgomery����������������7 Shadowland Stages, Ellenville�����������������3 Shandelee Music Festival���������������������� 30 Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra 10, 13 SUNY Orange, Middletown�������������� 19, 28 UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis��� 25 Wallkill River School, Montgomery�� 12, 21 Wurtsboro Art Alliance������������������������������4

Shadowland’s Musical Murder Mystery Afoot thru Sept. 10 Shadowland Stages continues its 33rd season with Murder for Two, a musical comedy by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, playing through September 10. This tuneful whodunit is a highly theatrical adventure loaded with killer laughs. One actor investigates the crime, and the other plays all of the suspects...and they both play the piano! Marcus, a small-town policeman Danielle Erin Rhodes Jared Troilo with big dreams of becoming a detective, is thrust into the spotlight when directed by Michael La Fleur. She wants a famous novelist is murdered at his own to thank Michael and Brendan for having birthday party. We’re introduced to a crazy her back in beautiful Ellenville, breaking cast of suspicious characters, and Marcus barriers by playing a role usually cast with must quickly determine who the guilty party a male performer. Danielle is a singer/songwriter, and very is before the real detective arrives. Shadowland Stages’ Brendan Burke is glad to be working with such a talented the Producing Artistic Director and Bradley co-star and production team at one of her Diuguid is the Executive Managing Director. favorite theatres! Jared Troilo is thrilled to make his debut at Shows are produced using professional Equity actors and professional directors Shadowland Stages. Jared recently appeared and designers. The theatre operates under as “Marcus” in the Boston premiere of Murder for Two. He has also toured the contract with Actors’ Equity Association. world as a vocalist on board several luxury The cast includes: cruise lines. Visit www.jaredtroilo.wixsite. The Suspects: Danielle Erin Rhodes, com/jaredtroilo for more on Jared. Marcus: Jared Troilo. Murder for Two is directed and Danielle Erin Rhodes happily returns to Shadowland Stages after previously choreographed by Michael La Fleur. The appearing in Side by Side by Sondheim, also musical director is Thomas Conroy. The

scenic designer is Josh Christensen, with lighting by Parker Conzone. The costume designer is Aletta Vett, with sound design by Jeff Knapp, and the properties designer is Aubrey Ellis. The technical director is Josh Christensen. The production stage manager is Olivia Gemelli. Michael La Fleur (Director) is one of the entertainment industry’s most sought after show creators. A consummate writer and director with a career spanning over 35 years, Michael has created renowned productions across the globe. Michael began his directing career as assistant to the legendary Broadway and film director, Joshua Logan, and made his professional directorial debut for Burt Reynolds at his theatre in Florida, continuing on to serve as Professor of Theatre for the famed Asolo Theatre Conservatory and Florida State University. Thomas Conroy (Musical Director) returns to Shadowland Stages for his third summer. Shadowland Stages is located at 157 Canal Street in Ellenville. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 845- 647-5511 or online at Reservations are recommended. Discounts are available for group sales and deals with select local restaurants.

“Ripcord” thru Oct. 1

Marina Re “Abby”

Peggy Cosgrave “Marilyn”

Cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility with Marilyn, a chipper new arrival. The mismatched roommates make a seemingly harmless bet that soon escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship. This dual of wits becomes both hilarious and dark, and ultimately reveals truths that both women would prefer remained hidden. David Lindsay-Abaire won the Pulitzer Prize for his drama Rabbit Hole. As a biting comedy, Ripcord is a very different turn. The cast includes Trace Pope as Scotty, David Stallings as Derek, Lance Channing as Benjamin, Brenny Rabine as Colleen, Marina Re as Abby and Peggy Cosgrave as Marilyn. “A show to treasure! There are deeper issues lurking below the comedic surface that gradually build from belly laughs to something more emotionally nutritious.” - Deadline Ripcord is at Shadowland Stages from September 15-October 1. Box office: 845-647-5511.

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Wurtsboro Art Alliance: “Lakes & Streams”, September 2-30 The Wurtsboro Art Alliance’s (WAA) September show, titled Lakes and Streams features over 50 artist-members showing oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and much more! The WAA is a group of your neighbors dedicated to furthering the arts in the WurtsboroMamakating area. The organization holds nine monthly art shows annually, April through December, with special shows and classes, both with and without fees, lectures and other activities at their Neilson Gallery, located at 73 Sullivan Street. They are all volunteers and are dedicated to providing a low cost venue for local artists to display their work. The people you meet at the gallery are the artists featured on the walls! Membership is open to all area residents who are interested in creating a greater artistic presence in the southern Sullivan region. For more info: WAA artist-member Herb Janow lives and paints in two locations. In the summer he is in the Catskill Mountains on the banks of a large scenic lake. And in the winter you can find him in southern Florida. “I have attempted in the 30 plus years that I am living here to paint some of the historic landmarks, streams and rivers, farms and landscapes that make up the signature of Sullivan County and the Hudson Valley. I LOVE Sullivan. The painting I am submitting [for the next WAA show] is titled Katrina Falls which is local to Rock Hill.


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“Painting has allowed that I always paint to me the freedom to express symphonic music because myself quickly and it feels like I’m leading the emotionally. With the use orchestra with my brush of dynamic brush strokes painting every note with and palette knife I can a corresponding color. I apply paint quite freely thought that this would be and spontaneously while helpful to other artists for trying to retain an overall inspiration.” vibrancy and vigor to my For more about Herb: work. The use of color is also very important for The opening reception the overall appearance of will be held on September my work. The energetic 2, from Noon-4:00pm. use of paint and color Refreshments will be gives my creations served. The show runs the three-dimensional through September 30. abstract impressionistic appearance that I strive WAA Lecture Series for. The WAA will host “Each painting has a the next installment of “Katrina Falls” by Herb Janow life of its own and can be very different from their lecture series at the Neilson Gallery on any previous painting. All that I can say is September 9 at 5:00pm. that when I am painting I am experiencing the Dr. Janus Adams will be doing select Moment and that Moment is very personal. readings from her new book SEDIDDY: My inspiration and subject matter is eclectic Writings on History, Heritage, Hope, and and comes from wherever I am,” states Herb. Seeing Red. Dr. Adams is an Emmy awardAn awardwinning artist, Herb has winning journalist, historian, publisher, participated in numerous juried art shows and bestselling author of eleven books, and host of is represented in private collections throughout the Janus Adams Show on WJFF. the U.S., Canada and Israel. “At the last WAA Free admission. Donations accepted. reception I was explaining to one of the artists Take a peek at the WAA’s ad below.

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Music in Mamakating

Mezzo-soprano Lucyane Bouchardet is a native of Brazil where she has performed in many classical music settings. Her U.S. performances include operatic choirs and solos in diverse venues including Carnegie Hall. Joseph Mennonna is a multiinstrumentalist, composer and producer. Lucyane and Joe performed with Joy Patton in an outdoor evening of song last summer at the Mamakating Library to which audience members responded “Sublime!” and “Very uplifting!” One individual exclaimed, “Even children sat still as if mesmerized by the sweet sounds of opera!” Mark your calendar for the second concert in the Library’s series, Romantic Classics, on September 15 at 7:00pm. The Mamakating Library is located at 128 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro. Admission is $5. This performance will include romantic songs and arias as well as very early works from American composers from the Modern Era. A reception with the artists will follow. For information call 845-888-8004.

The 6th Annual Big Eddy Film Fest

The 6th annual the same name by Big Eddy Film Sullivan CountyFestival takes place based young adult September 15-17, writer Sarah Weeks. and will be showing Filmed in part in two dozen brand and around Liberty, new feature films, this is a special documentaries, advance screening. shorts, and videos Sarah Weeks will be for kids. in attendance for a Produced by Q&A following the Talitha Bateman & Cloris Leachman in “So B. It” - September 16 at 6:30pm Delaware Valley film. Rated PG-13. Arts Alliance, the Festival aims to advance the HALFWAY TO ZEN - Cast: Zelda Adams, traditional art of storytelling by showing the John Adams, Toby Poser, Robert Lund, Claire newest and best independent films from around Denis. September 16 at 9:00pm. the world and our own backyard. The Festival After release from prison, Nick is trying to will showcase two new dramatic films shot in walk a straight line, flipping burgers and taking Sullivan County as a centerpiece event. care of his father. When Nick is reintroduced, “Over the past six years, we’ve noticed more his daughter Edie (who announces she’s now a and more movies are being shot in Sullivan boy) and his ex-wife, Vick (Toby Poser) who County. Last year, Liberty was used as a setting recently experienced a stroke, this ragtag team for two exciting narrative feature films, and it’s of misfits join forces to relearn everything they fantastic that they are both ready to premiere in know about what makes a family. Sullivan County at this year’s Big Eddy Film Directors John Adams and Toby Poser Fest,” says festival director Tina Spangler. are Sullivan County residents, and have “We’re thrilled that the creative talents behind produced several films in the region through both films will be in attendance and will their production company, Wonderwheel conduct Q&As with the audience.” Productions. Filmmakers and cast will be in SO B. IT - Cast: Alfre Woodard, John Heard, attendance for a Q&A after the film. Cloris Leachman, and newcomer Talitha All screenings take place at the Tusten Bateman. September 16 at 6:30pm. Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg. Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, it is based For tickets, visit or call on the New York Times best selling book of 845-252-7576.

“Life’s A Real Dream” in Hurleyville

Lard Dog & The Band of Shy burst onto the New York entertainment scene in 2015 with an off-Broadway theatre run called, Life’s A Real Dream. With their quirky lyrics and infectious tunes, the band has drawn comparisons to Devo, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pee Wee Herman, and the B52’s. Lard Dog has long-standing roots in New York, performing everywhere from CBGB’s Gallery to Joe’s Pub and Symphony Space. In 2017, the band landed the #1 chart-topping song on Sirius XM Kids Place Live “13 under 13 Countdown” with the single, I Like. Life’s A Real Dream is an all-ages musical extravaganza that promotes positive messages of creativity, acceptance, and frivolity, with massive amounts of absurdism thrown in. Lard Dog and his 6-piece Band of Shy invite you to their unique audio-visual universe, complete with catchy songs, multi-media graphics, and interactive props, including a pretzel toss! Three Frequently Asked Questions: 1.) Who is Lard Dog? He’s the alter ego (who hails from Planet Belopio) of multi-media artist Steven Erdman (who hails from New York City and upstate New York). Erdman’s work spans cartooning, animation, songwriting and live performance - complete with his whimsical, frivolous, and comedic sensibilities. 2.) What does “LARD” stand for? It’s an acronym for Life’s A Real Dream. 3.) What does “DOG” have to do with it? Absolutely nothing.

Bring the entire family to the Hurleyville Arts Center (HAC) on September 17, from 1:00pm-2:00pm. “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history, featuring some of the greatest music stars of our time, exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, influenced popular culture. The film will be shown at the HAC September 21-23 at 7:30pm and an additional screening on September 23 at 4:00pm. Senior and student discounts available. For tickets: Box Office on day of show, by phone at Ovation Tix: 1-866-811-4111 or by visiting

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Fall Happenings in Downing Park Come to Downing Park on Saturday mornings to exercise your body, expand your spirit, and support local agriculture. Downing Park in Newburgh is offering a free yoga class given by a qualified instructor every Saturday morning beginning at 9:00am in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater. Participants must bring their own yoga mats. Also on Saturday mornings, a free Tai Chi class is offered on the grassy plain in the upper part of the park that commands a majestic view of the Hudson River Valley looking south to Bannerman’s Island and West Point.

In addition, there is a Farmer’s Market in the park from 10:00am-3:00pm every Saturday. This market is located alongside the pond at the intersection of Carpenter Avenue and Third Street. The market features locally grown, organic meats as well as vegetables and fruits from local farms. The Farmer’s Market will be in operation through the last Saturday in October. Yoga and Tai Chi will continue as long as the weather permits these outside activities. Information can be obtained by calling 845565-5559 and leaving a message.

Chaotic Hillbillies Jam in Phillipsport The question that the Crusty Gentlemen hear most often is: ‘Why do you call yourselves the Crusty Gentlemen?’ Band member Bob Holmes answers. “For our first gig we were going to call ourselves the Crunchy Gentlemen, a take-off on one of our favorite bands, the Country Gentlemen, but the club owner misheard the name and billed us as the Crusty Gentlemen instead - and it stuck.” Born under the Brooklyn Bridge in 2010, the Crusty Gentlemen were sired by bluegrass legends as diverse as Jimmy Martin, Jerry Garcia, and Axl Rose. Led by vocalist and guitarist Doug Allen, the band also includes


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Bob Holmes on mandolin and vocals (with whom Doug founded Grammy nominated Rubber Rodeo), Jeffrey Friedberg on banjo and vocals, Jonathan Gregg on dobro, and Roger Moley on upright bass. Together they have created a unique high lonesome sound that some have termed: Pure. Hillbilly. Chaos. The Crusty Gentlemen (along with a special guest) perform for the Phillipsport Community Center’s (657 Red Hill Road) Monthly Music Night on September 16 at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. Homemade food & desserts available for purchase.

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Poetry is Alive and Well in Cornwall STUDENT POETRY Experience a series of unique, temporary installations celebrating the nature-inspired poetry of local students as you walk along “The Red Trail.” The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is partnering once again with the Hudson Highlands Land Trust to present the River of Words Poetry Trail at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. The Poetry Trail Opening Celebration is on September 17, from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Free admission. Visit NEW CRITIQUE GROUP Writers and Poets are invited to join a new literary critique group. You can bring lunch if you wish, along with your writings, whether it be a novel, short story, memoir, essay, or poetry, or you can just be part of the group and listen! The weekly sessions are on Thursdays, Noon-2:00pm, at the Quaker Meeting House, 60 Quaker Avenue, Cornwall. If interested, contact Naomi: poeta92@ or Jane at 845-798-5592. SECOND ANNIVERSARY The vibrant Hudson Valley community’s myriad of poets have been meeting monthly in the Clearwater Gallery at Jones’ Farm Poetry Night since September 2015.

Robert Milby

Walter Worden Eva Strasser

The monthly reading sessions include one or more featured poets, followed by an open mic, hosted by the Valley’s poetry curatorextraordinaire, Robert Milby, in the Gallery where the beautiful arched windows shed a flattering light on the gallery’s ever-changing group exhibits and the oils, pastels and watercolors of Terri Clearwater. For the 2nd anniversary of readings in this venue, the featured poets are Walter Worden and Eva Marie Strasser on September 29 at 7:00pm. Walter Worden is a visual artist who has been writing poetry for decades. His recent poems focus on nature as a means to comment on the human condition. Eva Marie Strasser is a freelance writer who has been active in the Hudson Valley poetry community since the Summer of 2016. Her first book of poetry, Head East To Me was released this year. The Clearwater Gallery is located at 190 Angola Road, Cornwall. $2 donation. Call 845-534-4445 for info.

Bethel Woods Cabaret: “Old Friends” Scott Samuelson and Jeanne MacDonald have been old friends and performing together for the last 25 years. They began singing together when Jeanne joined the staff of singers in the cabaret room at the Bradstan Country Hotel in White Lake that Scott owns and operates with Edward Dudek. Scott began his professional career after studying for two years at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. He worked for several years in musical theater performing in stock, regional and dinner theater. In 1984 he began working as a singing bartender and discovered the world of cabaret and fell in love with the intimate style. Scott and Ed opened the cabaret room at Bradstan Country Hotel in 1991 and he has been producing and singing in cabaret on all levels ever since. Jeanne MacDonald has been singing just about her entire life. She studied music and voice in college and taught music to elementary and middle school students in Slate Hill full time until 2015. Upon joining the cast of singers at the Bradstan, Jeanne has

enjoyed an outstanding career in cabaret in NYC and regionally. Her acceptance into the NY cabaret scene was immediately evident as she began receiving glowing notices in all the major publications for her heartfelt and pitch perfect interpretations of songs from the theater, the American Songbook and current popular hits. She was the recipient of several awards including the Backstage Bistro Award, two Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs MAC Awards for Outstanding Female Vocalist and the coveted Manhattan Nightlife Award. Scott and Jeanne love singing together and are thrilled to be returning to the stage at Bethel Woods after a sold out performance in 2015. They are excited to share their brand new show that celebrates cabaret and their friendship through the years! Let them entertain you when they perform in a concert titled, Old Friends on September 16 at 8:00pm. Bethel Woods is located at 200 Hurd Road, Bethel. Visit for information and tickets.

Seven Freedoms: Steve Agostini While enjoying the annual Montgomery Day street fair, why not swing by Seven Freedoms Music & Records (SFMR) and enjoy a FREE concert featuring Steve Agostini performing 70s folk rock? “The first song I learned to play on guitar was Teenager in Love by Dion & The Belmonts,” says Steve. Born and raised in Coney Island,

Brooklyn, Steve had “the beach, the amusement park, and great music - a cappella groups singing in the park right near my house...times long gone, but what wonderful times they were!” recalls Steve. The concert takes place on September 9 at 11:00am at SFMR, 22 Railroad Avenue, Montgomery. Call 845-457-1463 for info.

The New & Only: Urban Book Club A new evening of interchange has joined the Mulberry House Senior Center’s (MHSC) family: the first Urban Book Club in the Hudson Valley area - and all are welcome! It is a No Judgment Zone reading experience. There are many genres in urban literature, from children stories to crime fiction. Some books discussed are for mature audiences, but are available in censored and non-censored versions. Some have the elements of street life, gangster drama, and are exciting, emotional and bloody. But all with an unexpected twist. Others tell the stories of the effects of human relationships. Meetings are every fourth

T. Monk

Wednesday from 7:00pm-8:00pm at the MHSC, 62-70 W. Main Street, Middletown. Bring a friend! Come out even if you haven’t read the book under discussion. The September 27 book is Middletown author Theolonious Monk’s WARFARE (Chess not Checkers). Monk is a local talent who writes urban crime fiction. He tells creative tales of life in the underworld, a.k.a. the streets. He doesn’t give you a chance to become bored; you'll be too busy turning pages! His fictional tales for mature adults take place in Middletown and its surrounding area. Call or text 845-699-2591 for further information.


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Manhattan Chamber Players to Perform in Warwick and Bethel Pacem In Terris, Warwick Newburgh (Nov. 2011), in Middletown The Manhattan Chamber Players (Feb. 2013), in Parksville (May 2013), (MCP) is a chamber music collective in Montgomery (Jan. 2016) and in of New York-based musicians who Sugar Loaf (Mar. 2016). MCP will perform the greatest works in the bring the quartet, his String Quintet in chamber repertoire at the highest level. Michelle Ross Eb Major, Op. 97, another masterwork, violin I Formed in 2015 by Artistic Director and Cypresses to Warwick. Luke Fleming, MCP is comprised of a The two works, Opera (plural for roster of former students of the Curtis Opus) 96 and 97, were composed Institute, Juilliard School, Colburn during the summer Dvořák spent in School, New England Conservatory, Spillville, Iowa in 1893. Op. 97 is a and Yale School of Music. “Viola Quintet” in that it is scored Emily Daggett Smith MCP’s first venture into the Hudson for string quartet with an extra violin II Valley was in September, 2015 when viola. It was completed in just over a an MCP string quartet substituted at the month, immediately after he wrote his VERY last minute for a concert at Pacem “American” String Quartet. Like the in Terris in Warwick. They were heard Quartet, the Quintet finely captures the again at Pacem in September, 2016 (two inflection of Dvořák’s Bohemian idiom violins, one viola and two cellos), and Mark Hollaway with American inspirations. viola I for the Shandelee Music Festival in Cypresses is a String Quartet version Livingston Manor last month (a piano of twelve of Dvořák’s eighteen love trio). Now they are returning to Pacem songs. The original songs are for solo for their third consecutive year with an voice and piano. all-Dvořák program. Five MCP musicians perform Dvořák If the Hudson Valley can be considered Luke Fleming in America: From Vysoká to Spillville the yardstick, there is no question that viola II on September 10 at 5:00pm at Pacem Dvořák’s American Quartet, Op. 96 is in Terris, 96 Covered Bridge Road, the most popular quartet in the repertoire, Warwick. For information, call 845beating out Ravel’s, Barber’s and all of 986-4329. Tickets at the door. Arrive Beethoven’s, Mozart’s and Haydn’s. early to insure your reservations and This exquisite masterpiece was recently visit the Pacem museum and sculpture performed by world class musicians in Sujin Lee garden. cello


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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and Shandelee Music Festival are presenting the second season of the P.L.A.Y: The Classics series. Six MCP musicians will perform Mozart’s Piano Quartet in Eb major, K. 493, Haydn’s String Quartet in C major, Op. 20 no. 2 (# 25) and Schumann’s Molly Carr Yuval Herz Siwoo Kim Piano Quintet in Eb major, Op. 44. viola violin violin Haydn’s Op. 20 no. 2 is one of six with the nickname “Sun Quartets”, referring to the image of a rising sun, an emblem of the publisher, on the cover page of the first edition. Prior to opus 20, the first violin, or, sometimes, the two violins, dominated the quartet. The melody was carried by the leader, with the lower voices (viola and cello) accompanying. In opus 20, Haydn Luke Fleming Michael Katz James Parker viola cello piano gives each instrument, and particularly the cello, its own voice. Clara did play the piano part at the first With the opus 20 quartets, Haydn moved public performance of the piano quintet. She forward the development of the Sonata form. pronounced the work “splendid, full of vigor In this particular quartet, Haydn develops the and freshness”, and often performed the equal interplay between the instruments, the work throughout her life. Robert Schumann, quartet conversation. however, on one occasion asked a male pianist Schumann dedicated his piano quintet to to replace Clara in a performance of the his wife, the great pianist Clara Schumann. quintet, remarking that “a man understands She was due to perform the piano part for that better.” the first private performance of the quintet. MCP performs in the beautiful Event However, she fell ill and Felix Mendelssohn Gallery on September 14, at 8:00pm. For stepped in, sight-reading the “fiendish” piano tickets:, at the door, part. or by phoning 1-866-781-2922.

Shakespeare’s Star-Crossed Lovers: No Dialogue Needed In 1935, Prokofiev, a great lover of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, crafted “an incredibly vibrant and profoundly emotional ballet score, true to the richness of Shakespeare’s original with all its youthful exuberance and passion,” explains Maestro Ron De Fesi. De Fesi’s Hudson Opera Theatre is also known for its non-operatic ventures into great orchestral and choral music, such as (recently) the Verdi Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto # 5 and Magnificat. And now he will be bringing his Hudson Opera Theatre Orchestra, which boasts many of the Hudson Valley’s finest instrumentalists, back to Monroe to perform Prokofiev’s ballet score. “The score is little short of miraculous. With impressive economy of means, without ever resorting to inflated emotionalism, Prokofiev conjures in sound every circumstance, character, and mood. The musical pictorialism is endlessly intriguing, the musical footprints clearly recognizable.” - L.A.Philharmonic. In addition to a somewhat standard instrumentation, the ballet also requires the use of the tenor saxophone. This voice adds a unique sound to the orchestra as it is used both in solo and as part of the ensemble.

Ron De Fesi Maestro

Rachel Crozier Concertmaster

Prokofiev also used the cornet, viola d’amore and mandolins in the ballet, adding an Italianate flavor to the music. “No one in the orchestra has an easy time of it. Every stop is pulled out,” De Fesi says. “Both the play and ballet are brilliant, but they are individual to themselves,” De Fesi continued. “There are elements in the music that intensify the play. Yes, we just see different elements of the same story; while some elements may overlap, they are unique to the two different ways of presenting the story.

Donna Kushner first chair 2nd-violin

A young Sergei Prokofiev (1926) by Zinaida Serebriakova

Nancy Wegrzyn first chair viola

“Prokofiev does an incredible job of eliciting the intensity and emotions in the story and the passion of all the players. The musical scene of Tybolt’s death has more power, I think, in the musical version, than in the spoken word. “For one thing, Lady Capulet is not just an antagonist in the music scene, but is as passionate as the young people are. Tybolt’s death in the play does not have the power that Prokofiev’s music has. “You don’t need the words. The music just elicits the pathos of each moment.

Steve McIntyre first chair cello

Rich Simons first chair bass

The balcony scene is another smasher, and so is Mercutio’s music - his kind of frivolity bordering on madness. “Prokofiev started with Shakespeare, but where he went with it has so much more depth to what he did; you don’t need the words anymore, they become redundant and that is not to take anything away from Shakespeare.” Prokofiev did arrange music from the ballet in three suites for orchestra, but De Fesi and the 45 piece Hudson Opera Theatre Orchestra will perform the ballet in its entirety at the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, 142 Stage Road, Monroe, on September 16 at 7:00pm, and September 17 at 4:00pm. For tickets, call the Box Office at 845661-0544. Visit


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Orange County Arts Council’s Fundraiser: Opera, Broadway, Dinner, & Popcorn!

In musical theatre, dialogue tells the story with the occasional burst of song, while opera productions (mostly) only use music to tell the story. In From La Scala to Broadway, a musical concert where “Opera Top 40 meets Musical Theatre”, Susan Herrmann, Soprano these lines are unexpectedly and beautifully blurred. The Orange County Arts Council (OCAC), in collaboration with OCAC board members Dr. Margaret Coughlin, Opera Gala Event Chair, and Susan Herrmann, Event Cochair and performing artist, are presenting a performance art fundraiser performed by a select ensemble of NYC opera singers, without your having to journey into the city. This unique blend of musical genres includes a combination of familiar operatic arias and Broadway hits to appeal to a vast audience. When referring to the La Scala to Broadway production, Dr. Coughlin explains, “I also call this ‘opera toe-tappers’, songs heard commonly even by non-opera goers. These are very beautiful arias or energetic pieces that might be recognized from popular culture.” “Guests can look forward to hearing Nessun Dorma, one of the most popular and beloved arias of all time often performed by the renowned tenor Luciano Pavarotti,” states Herrmann.


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Shannon Carson, Mezzo Soprano

Edgar Jaramillo, Tenor

Phillip Massengill, Tenor

Shannon Carson, a Manhattan-based singer, has performed extensively in opera, musical theatre and concerts throughout the country, and in more than 40 productions with New York City Opera, where she worked for 15 years. Edgar Jaramillo possesses all the desirable qualities of a spinto tenore in the best tradition of Italian opera. His singing of such popular roles as Cavaradossi in Tosca, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Rodolfo in La Boheme is establishing Jaramillo as an up-and-coming voice to be reckoned with. Phillip Massengill, tenor, has performed as a solo artist in both opera and oratorio. He holds both a Master of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Boston University. Dr. Massengill specializes in Otolaryngology and is a partner at ENT & Allergy Associates in Middletown and Vice President of the Medical Staff at Orange Regional Medical Center. Fredrick Redd, baritone, has performed principle roles with opera companies including

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Fredrick Redd, Baritone

Michael Pilafian, Pianist

New York City Opera (at Lincoln Center), Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera North, New York Grand Opera, Teatro Grattacielo, and Houston Opera Ebony among others. Susan Herrmann has performed numerous operatic roles and has been a guest artist with orchestral organizations throughout the Northeast, the South and the Pacific Northwest. She made her Boston Symphony Hall debut in the Boston Festival Opera production of Cherubini’s Medea with an internationally renowned cast, including Sylvia Sass, Rita Gorr and John McCurdy. Herrmann holds a Master of Music from Boston University, where she studied with noted American soprano Phyllis Curtin. OCAC Executive Director Dawn Ansbro says, “This is the first time that the Arts Council has organized an event like this and I am especially thankful to board members Dr. Margaret Coughlin and Susan Herrmann for putting it all together. This performance is also meaningful for us as it gave us the chance

to collaborate with our talented choral groups. The music is so inspiring!” Guests can expect solo pieces as well as a number of duets and quartets. The Hudson Opera Theater Chorus, directed by Ron De Fesi (who will also Ron De Fesi, Emcee serve as emcee) will open the show with a popular opera chorus. The Middletown Concert Chorale, directed by Daniele Cornacchio, will open the second half of the show with a medley from Les Miserables and the Warwick Valley Chorale, directed by Stanley Curtis, will close the evening’s production with a classic piece from Carousel. Don’t miss this unique musical experience on September 10 at 3:00pm, at the Paramount Theater, 17 South Street, Middletown. General admission tickets are $50 + service fee and should be purchased in advance online: or from any Arts Council staff or board member. Your ticket includes intermission refreshments and a catered Meet and Greet Reception after the show with hot and cold appetizers, light entrees, desserts, coffee and soft drinks provided by Loughran’s of Salisbury Mills. All proceeds to benefit the Orange County Arts Council’s programs and mission. Email or call the OCAC at 845-469-9168 for information.

Horan & Rosser Exhibit at The ARTery In her semi-abstract lots of texture. He is painting and collage, uniquely able to capture Kate Horan often the character of people probes aspects of the with a minimalist’s cultural environment. touch. Alvin now resides “My passion is in a Colorado retirement making figurative art. community with his Through invention and own studio where he observation, I create still paints in oil and images that reflect the watercolor, and sculpts caring, contentious, in papier mache. vulnerable, elusive, Rosser is currently “21st Century Coliseum” by Kate Horan complicated beings represented by the called human.” There is often ARTery Gallery in Milford a narrative in her work that and can also be seen by calls for a story, even if it’s appointment in Colorado. only in the grasp of a hand or Kate Horan and Alvin Rosser the degree of a smile. are the featured exhibitors Horan’s works are featured for the month of September in collections in the tri-state at the ARTery Gallery. Their region and nationally. work will be displayed from Alvin Rosser has exhibited September 7-October 9. An abstract paintings in many opening reception will be prominent galleries: Ward held on September 9 from Eggleston, Roko, Koltnow, 6:00pm-9:00pm. and Caravan among others. Artwork by Alvin Rosser Stop by to meet the artists, He was also a frequent exhibitor in NYC’s enjoy some wine and snacks, and peruse the Center Gallery. gallery during this Art After Dark evening His works are ‘tongue in cheek’ in Milford! observations of humans. Drawing on his The ARTery Gallery is located at 210 abstract background, his technique has Broad Street in Milford. Call 570-409-1234 loose, simple brushstrokes and lines with for further information.

Multi-Media Extravaganza in Milford “David Gonzalez’ poetry and stories uplift the spirit and inspire wonder.” - Deepak Chopra. Latin jazz meets spoken word in a kaleidoscopic multi-media production exploding with passion, intelligence and energy: David Gonzalez’ City of Dreams performance combines a quartet of New York’s hottest Latin jazz musicians with a spectacular live video on stage

along with Gonzalez’ compelling poetry. David Gonzalez & The Poetic License Latin Jazz Band put on their multi-media show on September 23 at 7:30pm at the Milford Theatre, 104 Catharine Street for the next concert in the Kindred Spirits Arts series. Visit for info or call 570-409-1269 for more information.

2000 Years of Hispanic Art It’s hard to overstate the reception will include a brief impact that Spanish culture has presentation by artist and Cuban had - not only in the arts, but on refugee Ari Mir-Pontier, live Western civilization in general. music from Daniel “Danny J” The Barryville Area Arts Justiniano, and complimentary Association is sponsoring an refreshments. event: A Celebration of Hispanic Running concurrently is an Heritage that includes an exhibit exhibit of work by Eloy Argueso, of prints representing 2000 years Jane Brennan, Rebecca Esposito, of Hispanic art. Mef Gannon, Debbie Gioello, The work of contemporary Stephanie McClure, Susan Hispanic artists will also be Miiller, Ari Mir-Pontier, Dixie on display. The exhibition was Self Portrait by Frida Kahlo Rich, Nick Roes, Kelly Ryan, created with the generous collaboration of the and Joan Standora. Hispanic Society of America to help celebrate The reception and exhibit are being held at Hispanic Heritage Month. the Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 The free September 2, 4:00pm-6:00pm Richardson Avenue, Shohola. 845-557-8713.

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Luminism, Expressionism & Impressionism in Montgomery

“Summer Fields” by Mike Jaroszko

“Row of Boats II” by Janet Campbell

Awardwinning artist artist. With intense light Mike Jaroszko was born and color, he conveys the in Canada, studied art at tranquility and beauty of the Canterbury College of nature. Art in England, and resides Janet Campbell took in Montgomery working her first art classes in midas an illustrator. He has life deciding to pursue an been commissioned by interest she had flirted companies such as Readers with since her teens. Digest, Avon, Scholastic After numerous courses Books, Smithsonian, in the art of drawing Time-Life Books, and “Hudson River from Beacon” by M. Vanderpool and painting plants, she Oxford University Press among many others. was invited to attend a local watercolorist’s Mike teaches art at the Wallkill River painting class. She fell in love with the School of Art (WRS). Recently, he has been medium and the love affair endured. Janet has painting images that capture nature with its had a number of inspiring teachers including entire atmosphere in a traditional style. He is Mary Evelyn Whitehill, Richard Ochs, Judi inspired to portray the local hills and rivers Betts, and Mel Stabin. Her early watercolor with the nostalgic atmosphere of a luminist experiences and plein air painting classes

focused her on landscapes. Over the past couple of years Janet’s interest in still life and figures has grown. She is a member of the WRS, North East Watercolor Society, Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Middletown Art Group and the Ocean County Artists Guild. Marylyn Vanderpool is an awardwinning artist from Monroe. She is a member of The Group of Nine, artists and kindred spirits who together scout out and paint the beautiful towns and villages of the Hudson Valley. She is also a founding member of Artists in the Parks, whose mission is to document the natural landscape of the NYS Palisades Park Conservancy. Her work is represented by the WRS and is included in many private and corporate collections. Mike will be exhibiting his Hudson River style-luminist works, Janet will be displaying her expressive watercolors, and Marylyn will be showing her impressionistic oil landscapes in three solo shows at the WRS, September 1-30. The opening reception is on September 9 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Refreshments served; receptions are free and open to the public. The WRS is located at 232 Ward Street in Montgomery. For information: or 845-457-ARTS.



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Jazz-Funk in Liberty

Downtown Barn is a live music venue in a beautifully restored century-old barn in Liberty. Featured live entertainment includes blues, country, jazz, bluegrass, rock and roll and everything in between. The venue draws discerning listeners and artists for its unique atmosphere and fine acoustics. Featured artists are known locally, regionally and nationally. Gruppo Mondo is a premiere live jazz/funk group based in the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley. The core group (Peter Primamore, Fran Tokarz, Aaron Dean, Jerry Marotta, Tom Major, John Zarvis, Charlie Tokarz, and Darryl Kniffen) is regularly augmented with stellar guest artists. Listen to anything from a straight ahead version of a jazz standard, to reworkings of Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Steely Dan, Brazilian Music, 60’s pop and more when they perform at Downtown Barn, 14 Darbee Lane, Liberty, on September 16 at 8:00pm. For tickets: 845-747-9665.

Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra: “Dances & Serenades” Serenading The Final Weeks of Summer by Philip Ehrensaft Very few of America’s rural/small town counties have the good fortune to host a classical chamber orchestra. Sullivan County is one of those fortunate few. Thanks to the efforts of a young native son, the rising star bassist Andrew Trombley, and Monticello’s exceptional support of music education, the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra is entering its second season which also includes chamber music concerts with orchestra members. Season Two’s orchestral entry point, following an August chamber music concert, is a concert of four celebratory serenades and dances, some of the most elegant and sheerly delightful pieces in the orchestral repertoire: Mozart’s Serenade in G (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik), Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances (Nos. 5 & 6), and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. The concert is entitled Dances and Serenades, but “serenades and dances” is a more accurate description. Three of the four pieces are serenades. In Early Modern Europe, the serenade evolved from the iconic troubadour or lover singing to his beloved in a balcony above to an evening’s orchestral celebratory salute

to a court’s nobility. The salute typically commenced at 9:00pm, and was expected to be a charming cap to a musical evening. The orchestras of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were typically comprised of a dozen or so musicians. By the time Mozart premiered his “small evening music” in 1787, classical orchestras averaged 40 musicians. The Dvořák, Brahms and Tchaikovsky pieces premiered in the full bloom of nineteenth century romanticism, when orchestras were evolving into powerhouse ensembles of one hundred musicians. Then, in the early twentieth century, some major composers, Stravinsky among them, decided that there had been an aesthetic price to the huge orchestral force which admittedly has musical power like nothing under this sun. Smaller orchestras could be more nimble, intimate and directly communicative with audiences. This runs parallel to choosing hifi speakers: the bigger tower speakers take

you closer to the full sonorities of the concert hall, but smaller speakers mounted on proper stands are nimbler in reproducing the way sound moves during a concert. In music as in ecosystems, there is no free lunch. The bottom line: the size of today’s chamber orchestras is sometimes inspired by aesthetics, sometimes by budget constraints, or a combination of both. Except in the case of Early Music ensembles performing music composed before the era of Haydn and Mozart; then, the objective is orchestral size and instruments as close as we understand to be those of those earlier times. The non-serenade piece in the September concerts, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, began its career as a piano duo and then evolved into an all-time orchestral favorite. Many classical music forms began as dance music in royal courts. Not this one. Brahms listened avidly to Hungarian folk dance music and created this gift for posterity. The concert will have two performances: September 9, at 7:00pm in the Eugene D. Nesin Theatre, 22 St. John Street, Monticello, and September 10, at 3:00pm in the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Route 17B & Mattison Road, White Lake. For information on a Season Pass or a Three Concert Bundle: or 845-798-9006. Individual tickets can be purchased at the door. Students are free.

Two for the Show “Art, for me, is an intuitive process,” says Melinda Wallach of her mixed media paintings. “I begin by feeling inside for an impulse of what wants to come out, often starting with a color. I love blending many media together, pencil, paper, found objects, acrylic paint, pastel crayon, and fiber. This series of paintings explores abstraction through the juxtaposition of organic and inorganic elements.” “I have a fascination with the front, back, and middle of the picture plane and how that shallow physical presence can accommodate great depth when viewed,” says Rodney White. “I seek to maintain integrity of line, color, and shape while searching for that sweet spot when the whole becomes greater than its parts.” Elements of Matter, an exhibit of mixed media paintings by Monticello-based artist Melinda Wallach, and The Color in Everything, an installation that embodies ideas of landscape, still life, and portrait by Callicoon/NYC artist Rodney White, open with a reception on September 1 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance’s Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. Both exhibits will be on view through September 30. Visit or call 845252-7576 for further information. See page 16 for photos of the artworks.

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Lectures, Masterclasses & demos

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Thunderhead Organ Trio jazz-fusion��������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Thursdays, 8pm FREE Music for Humanity folk�������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, 3rd Saturdays, 8pm The Maverick Soul w/Tommy Maher������������� Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel, Aug 12, 8:30pm The THE BAND Band�������������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 26, 7pm Side FX���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Pine Bush Gazebo, Sep 1, 7pm FREE Neil Alexander & NAI jazz-rock fusion������������������� The Falcon Underground, Sep 1, Marlboro, 7pm Soñando! Latin salsa dance�������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Sep 1, Marlboro, 7pm Sting w/The Last Bandoleros & Joe Sumner rock������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Sep 1, 8pm Hudson Valley Grape Jam Music Festival�������Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Sep 2 & 3, 2pm-10pm Bernard “Pretty” Purdie & Friends r&b, funk�����������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 2, 7pm Jason Gisser Band neo rock������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 2, 7pm Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis swing, blues����������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 3, 10am Leeroy Stagger & The Rebeltone Sound folk-rock fusion������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 4, 7pm Slam Allen�������������������������������������������������������Farmer’s Market Park, Rock Hill, Sep 6, 6:30pm FREE Luis Mojica & The Dust Bowl Faeries dream rock looping����������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 6, 7pm Murali Coryell blues, rock���������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 7, 7pm Frank Carillo & The Bandoleros Texas roots, rockThe Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 7, 7pm Chris Bergson Band “Bitter Midnight” blues, rock����������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 8, 7pm Dead Sage roots & blues, rock���������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 8, 7pm Steve Agostini folk, rock�������������������������Seven Freedoms Records, Montgomery, Sep 9, 11am FREE Myles Mancuso Band blues, rock����������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 9, 7pm Soul Sacrifice soul����������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 9, 7pm Noah Barker������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Downtown Barn, Liberty, Sep 9, 8pm Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of Sound gospel, blues�����������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 10, 10am The Brooklyn Time Machine DooWop, Parksville USA Music Festival��������������������������������������������� Dead End Cafe, Parksville, Sep 10, 3pm Nicholas Payton Quartet performance & panel discussion���������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 11, 7pm Myles Mancuso Band blues, rock��������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 14, 7pm Charlie Hunter & Friends jazz fusion, Natalie Forteza vocals��The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 15, 7pm Spuyten Duyvil neo folk������������������������������������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 15, 7pm Joseph Mennonna & Lucyane Bouchardet “Romantic Classics” pop, opera, jazz���������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Sep 15, 7pm Slam Allen������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Forestburgh Tavern, Sep 16, 7pm The Crust Gentlemen bluegrass, & Special Guest������ Phillipsport Community Center, Sep 16, 7pm Joe Louis Walker blues, rock��������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 16, 7pm The Vibe Theory soul, funk������������������������������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 16, 7pm Gruppo Mundo������������������������������������������������������������������������ Downtown Barn, Liberty, Sep 16, 8pm Durham County Poets Quebec folk, roots����������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 17, 10am Zylophone Festival���������������������������������������� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Sep 17, Noon-6pm Mef & Angela acoustic duo������������������������������������������������������ Artists’ Market, Shohola, Sep 17, 2pm R.J. Storms and his Old School Blue Grass Band����������� Deerpark Grange, Huguenot, Sep 17, 2pm Porter/Nickerson Duo indie folk���������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 21, 7pm Fred Zepplin classic rock��������������������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Sep 22, 7pm Shemekia Copeland Memphis/Chicago blues, rock���������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 23, 7pm Finn and the Sharks rockabilly������������������������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 23, 7pm Andi Rae & the Back River Bullies country��������������������Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, Sep 23, 7pm Chris Bergson��������������������������������������������������������������������������� Downtown Barn, Liberty, Sep 23, 8pm David Gonzales’ City of Dreams Kindred Spirits Arts, LatinJazz, PoetryMilford Theatre, Sep 23, 7:30pm Saints of Swing swing +���������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 14, 10am Graham Nash r&r�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Sep 24, 8pm Poet Gold’s POELODIES spoken word, hip hop, nu-music�����The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 27, 7pm Corey Harris Solo Mississippi/West African blues�����������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 28, 7pm Eric Banger and the Mashers Irish traditional�St. John’s Episcopal Ch., Ellenville, Sep 28, 7:30pm Willie Nile rock�������������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 29, 7pm Slam Allen Solo blues��������������������������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 29, 7pm Ed Palermo Big Band Zappa + Rundgren����������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 30, 7pm Jack Petruzzelli w/Cameron Greider rock ballads������ Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 30, 7pm Music Night Americana������������������������������Neversink Valley Museum, Cuddebackville, Sep 30, 7pm Somerville������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Sep 30, 7:30pm


Listings below are not included in our centerspread calendar.

Open Mic w/Steve Schwartz & Antoine Magliano�������Dutch’s Tavern, Rock Hill, Mondays, 7:30pm Robert Kopec & Solo Bajo jazz���������������������������������������� Dos Amigos, Fair Oaks, Wednesdays, 7pm The Parting Glass Band Celtic��������������������Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm Albi Beluli at the Cat������������������������������������������������������� Dancing Cat Saloon, Thursdays, 7pm-10pm Open Mic poetry, music, spoken word, etc.Calabash Restaurant, Newburgh, 2nd Thursdays, 6:30pm Jake Lentz piano & Marilyn Kennedy vocalsGiovanni’s Inn, Wurtsboro, Fridays & Saturdays, 6pm-9pm Marc Von Em soul, blues, funk�������������������������WaterWheel Cafe, Milford, Last Fridays, 8pm-11pm Joanna Gass and the Search & Rescue Orchestra������� Brew, Rock Hill, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm Paul Binotto���������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Aug 27, 2pm In Transit Duo�������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 1, 7:30pm The Americana Music Sessions Hosts: Jacob & David Bernz���The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 3, 7 pm Songwriter Sessions Host: Jason Gisser���������������������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 6, 7pm 14

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Gary Adamson������������������������������������������������������������ Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 8, 7:30pm Hurley Mountain Highway������������������������������ Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Sep 9, 7pm Annie Mash duo���������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Sep 10, 2pm Jack Higgins��������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 15, 7:30pm Songwriters Anonymous open mic������������������������������������������Artists’ Market, Shohola, Sep 16, 2pm TWD classic rock��������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Sep 16, 7pm Roots & Blues Sessions Host: Petey Hop���������������The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 20, 7pm Whitney Road������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 22, 7:30pm Twist and Shout Trio������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 23, 7:30pm Ray Longchamp�������������������������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 24, 2pm Jim & Michelle & Friends����������������������������������������� Palaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 29, 7:30pm Reverend Jefferson Band Jefferson Airplane TributePalaia Winery, Highland Mills, Sep 30, 7:30pm

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ArtS Walks - Open Tours

Art After Dark�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Milford, Sep 9, 5pm-9pm Newburgh Last Saturday����������������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh, Sep 30, 4pm-8pm


“The Summer of ‘67”��������������������������������������������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Aug 29-Sep 2 Scott Samuelson & Jeanne MacDonald­Bradstan Cabaret Series����������Bethel Woods, Sep 16, 8pm Boris Strulev & Friends Shandelee Music Festival, classical, tango, jazz�� Bethel Woods, Sep 28, 8pm


“Captain Fantastic” (2016)������������������������������������������ Greenwood Lake Library, Sep 12, 7pm FREE Big Eddy Film Festival��������������������������������������������������������� Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, Sep 15-17 “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” rated PG�������������������������Bethel Woods Museum, Sep 15, 7pm “Chasing Trane” documentarySUNY Orange, Harriman Hall Film Theatre, Middletown, Sep 15, 7pm “Twelve Angry Men” & “Witness for the Prosecution” George Burke, lecture, films, & lunch ����� Mount St. Mary College, Desmond Campus, Balmville, Sep 19, 9:30 am-3pm “Florence Foster Jenkins” Meryl Streep�����������������Thrall Library, Middletown, Sep 20, 3pm FREE “Rumble” documentary������������������������������������������������������������������Hurleyville Arts Centre, Sep 21-23 “The Big Sick” Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan������������Newburgh Free Library, Sep 25, 7:30pm FREE


Marion Grodin, Rich Kiamco The Laugh Tour����������Emerald Ballroom, Narrowsburg, Sep 3, 9pm Comics at The Underground������������������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 14 & 28, 7pm Donnell Rawlings����������������������������������������������������������Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Sep 16, 8pm


Harvest Festival�������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods. Sundays, Sep 3-Oct 1, 11am-4pm Septemberfest������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Milford, Sep 9 General Montgomery Day�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Montgomery, Sep 9 Milford Readers & Writers Festival���������������������������������������������������������������������� Milford, Sep 15-17 Palaia Fall Festival��������������������������������������� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Sep 23, Noon-6pm


Bethel Council of the Arts Silent Art Auction���������� Boat House, Kauneonga Lake, Sep 3, 4pm-9pm WJFF Benefit������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Dancing Cat Saloon, Sep 10, 2pm Orange County Arts Council “La Scala to Broadway”�������Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Sep 10, 3pm Zylophone Festival���������������������������������������� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills, Sep 17, Noon-6pm Barryville Area Arts Association Mef & Angela, acoustic duoArtists’ Market, Shohola, Sep 17, 2pm

Holistic - Spiritual

Morning Meditation����������������������������������������������������������� Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Sundays, 10:30am Drumming Circle Maxwell Kofi Donkor����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, Sep 16, 6:30pm

Music - Band

West Point Band Labor Day Celebration���� Trophy Point Amphitheatre, West Point, Sep 3, 7:30pm FREE Pine Bush Community Band������������������������ Town of Crawford Park, Pine Bush, Sep 10, 2pm FREE

Music - Classical

Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra “Dances & Serenades”Nesin Theatre, Monticello, Sep 9, 7pm & Reformed Presbyterian Church, White Lake, Sep 10, 3pm Manhattan Chamber Players all Dvorak program���������������Pacem In Terris, Warwick, Sep 10, 5pm Manhattan Chamber Players Shandelee Music Festival������������������������Bethel Woods, Sep 14, 8pm Joseph Mennonna & Lucyane Bouchardet “Romantic Classics”��Mamakating Library, Sep 15, 7pm Manhattan Chamber Players Shandelee Music Festival������������������������Bethel Woods, Sep 16, 8pm Borislav Strulev & Friends “Cabaret Night” Shandelee Music Festival��Bethel Woods, Sep 16, 8pm Eric Himy piano, Gershwin, Ravel, Debussy, Chopin, Schubert Lumberland Town Hall, Sep 17, 3pm Hudson Opera Theatre Orchestra “Romeo & Juliet” Prokofiev����������������������������������������������������������� First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, Sep 16, 7pm & Sep 17, 4pm Kariné Poghosyan piano, Grand Montgomery Chamber MusicSenior Center, Montgomery, Sep 24, 3pm FREE

Music - jazz

Live Jazz Brunch with The Jazz Cats������������������������������Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel, Sundays, 1pm Thunderhead Organ Trio jazz-fusion��������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Thursdays, 8pm FREE Rhio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio������������B-Ville Jazz Club, Barryville, Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm, thru Sep 2 Eric Person Band�����������������������������������������������������The Wherehouse, Newburgh, 3rd Saturdays, 8pm Dave Stryker “Strykin’ Ahead” guitar jazz group & CD Release�The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 3, 7pm Susana Raya Band “Wind Rose” US Tour jazz, folk, pop fusion The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 10, 7pm Jazz Sessions Host: Doug Weiss����������������������������� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 13, 7pm Dave Liebman Big Band “Celebrating John Coltrane”Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Sep 17, 3pm The Cookers������������������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 17, 7pm Sal Maneri Quartet jazz & show standards����������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 20, 7pm bigBANG������������������������������������������������������������������ The Falcon Underground, Marlboro, Sep 21, 7pm Eric Person Trio jazz & blues������������������������������������������ Newburgh Free Library, Sep 24, 3pm FREE Bill Crow Quartet��������������������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 24, 7pm

OPERA - Broadway

“La Scala to Broadway”����������������������������������������������Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Sep 10, 3pm

Poetry Readings

Milkweed Poetry������������������������������������������������������������Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, Wednesdays, 6:30pm “Lightning and Laureates/Peace and Poetry” Robert Milby, Laurie Byro���������������������������������������� Pacem in Terris, Warwick Aug 27, 5pm Hudson River Poets������������������������������������������������ Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, Sep 2, 1pm FREE Margaret Fox, Ariana Den Bleyker������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Sep 7, 7pm Poetry Open Mic Calling All Poets, “Back To School Invitational”���Empowering Ellenville, Sep 8, 7pm Host: Jared Levine ��������������������������������������������������������Phillipsport Community Center, Sep 10, 6pm MEGAPHONE: Sam Truitt, Peter Lamborn Wilson� Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Sep 10, 2pm Host: Walt Pahucki�����������������������������������������������������������Montgomery Book Exchange, Sep 12, 7pm Liberty Poetry Festival���������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 16, 2pm FREE Robert Phelps “In the Hug of a Sun that has Stopped”���Montgomery Book Exchange, Sep 16, 2pm FREE Walter Worden Poetry at the Church������������������������ Goshen Methodist Church, Sep 25, 7pm FREE Hudson River Poets���������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library, Sep 28, 7pm FREE Walter Worden, Eva Strasser��������������������� Clearwater Gallery, Jones Farm, Cornwall, Sep 29, 7pm


PechaKucha Night # 3��������������������������������������������������������������� Amity Gallery, Warwick, Sep 9, 8pm “Taste of Warwick”����������������������������������������������Warwick Valley Winery, Pine Island, Sep 12, 6pm


Black Dirt Storytelling Guild “Mysteries & Enigmas”���������Florida Library, Sep 14, 7:30pm FREE Milford Readers and Writers Festival open mic����������������Bar Louis, Milford, Sep 16, 10pm FREE

Theatre - Musicals

“Murder for Two”������������������������������������������������������������ Shadowland Stages, Ellenville, thru Sep 10 “Animal Wisdom” folk-blues opera���������������������������NACL Theatre, Highland Lake, Sep 9, 7:30pm “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players����������������������������������������� Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe, Sep 9-24 “Into the Woods” Sondheim, Tri-City Stage��������������������������Milford Theatre, Milford, Sep 29 & 30

Theatre - plays

“The Graduate”������������������������������������������������������������������������ Forestburgh Playhouse, Aug 29-Sep 3 “Animal Farm” Presby Players, staged reading������������������������������Marsh Hall, Port Jervis, Sep 8-10 “How I Met Your Mummy” Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop����������Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg, Sep 8-17 “Tesla’s Letters” Cornerstone Theatre Arts������������������������������������������Goshen Music Hall, Sep 9-24 “Love Letters” by A.J.Gurney, w/Len Cariou & Heather Cariou�� Milford Theatre, Sep 15, 7:30pm “Ripcord” by David Lindsay-Abaire����������������������������������������������Shadowland Stages, Sep- 15-Oct 1 “DuBois” by Alexa Kelly���������������������������������������������������������� Amity Gallery, Warwick, Sep 30, 8pm

Schools & Conservatories Poetry Trail Opening Celebration “River of Words” student poetry ������������������������������������������������ HHNM Education Center, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Sep 17, 4pm-6pm FREE

Clubs calendar St. James Camera Club����������������������������������������������� St. James Church, Goshen, 2nd Tuesday, 7pm Chess Time�����������������������������������������������������������������������������Cornwall Library, 3rd Thursday, 4:30pm Knitting, Crocheting, Crafts “Stitch and Bitch”���Palaia Vineyards, Highland Mills, Sundays, 1pm Knit and Stitch��������������������������������������������������������������������������� Narrowsburg Library, Mondays, 6pm Knitting & Crocheting “Crochety Knitters”������������������������������� Liberty Library, Tuesdays, 10:15am Knit & Stitch Club�����������������������������Newburgh Library Town Branch, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6;30pm Knitting Group�����������������������������������������������Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Thursdays, 6:30pm Knitting & Crocheting “Knitwitz”����������������������Jeffersonville Library, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30pm Knit & Crochet Circle������������������������������������������������������������������ Florida Library, 3rd Tuesdays, 6pm Knitting “Chain Gang Knitting Club”�����������Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, Tuesdays 9:30am Knitting Club����������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Wednesdays, 2:30pm Knit/Crochet Club���������������������������������������������������������������������� Wallkill Library, Thursdays, 6:30pm Knitting, Crocheting & Needlework group�������������������������������Cragsmoor Library, Thursdays, 7pm Laurel & Hardy Sons of the Desert Int’l Org.�������� First Sunday, Ellenville, Needlework Club����������������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Saturdays, 1pm Ladies Night Painting Social����������������������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery, Thursdays 6:30pm Painting Social���������������������������������������������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery, Saturdays, 3:30pm Poetry & Writers Critique Group�������������������� Quaker Meeting House, Cornwall, Thursdays, Noon Hudson Highlands Photo Workshop�����St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chester, 2nd Monday, 7:30pm Creative Photographers of the Hudson Valley���������������������� Newburgh Library, 1st Thursday, 6pm Calico Geese Quilters Guild�����������������Cornwall Cooperative Extension, Liberty, 2nd Monday, 7pm The Country Scrappers cardmaking, scrapbooking� Walker Valley Schoolhouse, Tuesdays, all day Scrabble Mania������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Ellenville Library, Tuesdays, 6pm Trivia Night w/Sam Hill���������������������������������������Two Alices, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Thursdays, 8pm UFO Support Group�����������������������������������������Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1st Wednesday, 7:30pm Woodcarvers Guild����������������Museum Village, Monroe, 1st Wednesday, 7pm & Thursdays, 9:30am September 2017

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Septemb 7FREE������������������������������������ Seven Freedoms Record Store & Music Cafe, Montgomery BW���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods CAS Catskill Art Society���������������������������������������������� CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor CAS-LK���������������������������������������������������������������������� CAS Laundry King, Livingston Manor CTMW Creative Theatre Muddy Water Players�����Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe DCAT����������������������������������������������������������Dancing Cat Saloon & Catskill Distillery, Bethel



DEAD�������������������� Dead End Cafe, Parksville FAL�������������������������������� The Falcon, Marlboro FAL-U���� The Falcon Underground, Marlboro FP������������������������������ Forestburgh Playhouse FT�������������������������������������Forestburgh Tavern

GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music� Montgomery Senior Center GOSH Cornerstone Theatre Arts��������������������������������� Goshen Music Hall GWL���������������������������������������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library HAC���������������������������������������������������������������������������Hurleyville Arts Centre HOT Hudson Opera Theatre Orch����� First Presbyterian Church, Monroe JONES��������������������������������������Clearwater Gallery, Jones Farm, Cornwall



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



Music - Folk-Rock-Fusion Leeroy Stagger & The Rebeltone Sound FAL 7pm

Brian Richardson as W. E. B. Dubois in “Dubois”

Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm

“Dubois” will be performed on September 30 at 8:00pm

Music - Dream Rock Looping Luis Mojica & The Dust Bowl Faeries FAL 7pm

Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick


Performance and panel discussion Nicholas Payton Quartet FAL 7pm

12 Recreation’ “Taste of Warwick” Warwick Valley Winery, 6pm Cinema’ “Captain Fantastic” GWL 7pm

19 Cinema, Lecture & Lunch “Twelve Angry Men” & “Witness for the Prosecution” MSM-DC 9:30am-3pm


Cinema “The Big Sick” NFL 6:30pm

Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm Music - Jazz Jam Host: Doug Weiss FAL 7pm


Cinema “Florence Foster Jenkins” THRALL 3pm

Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm Music - Jazz-B’way Sal Maneri Quartet FAL 7pm


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Poetry Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, 6:30pm Spoken Word-Music POELODIES FAL-U 7pm

Poetry Walter Worden Goshen Methodist Church, 7pm



Poetry Host: Walt Pahucki MONTBK, 7pm

“Vibrant Reflection” by Melinda Wallach. See page 13.

Rodney White in his studio. See page 13.

Music Slam Allen ROCK 6:30pm

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KARP������������������������������������������������ LM&AC��������������������������������������������� MAMA������������������������������������������� MISU���������������������������������� St. MONTBK�������������������������������������������� MSM-DC��� Mount St. Mary C

Bethel Council of the Arts: Silent Art Auction Boat House 3575 State Route 55, Kauneonga Lake. September 3: Viewing: 4pm-6pm Reception & Auction: 6pm-9pm

7 Poetry..............Margaret Fox, Ariana Den Bleyker........... NOBL 7pm Music - Blues-Rock......... Murali Coryell ..............................FAL 7pm Music - Texas Roots-Rock.......Frank Carillo & The Bandoleros .. FAL-U 7pm Theatre - Musical...........“Murder for Two” ...................... SHAD 8pm

14 Music - Blues-Rock.........Myles Mancuso Band ................FAL 7pm Comedy........................Stand-Up Comedy ......................FAL-U 7pm Storytelling.........Black Dirt Storytelling Guild.....Florida Library, 7:30pm Music - Classical.........Manhattan Chamber Players ........ BW 8pm


Music -Salsa-Danc Music - Jazz-RockMusic - Rock.......... Theatre - Musical... Theatre - Play........ Music - Rock........Stin Music.....................Rhio Cabaret..................


Theatre - Play Read Theatre - Play........ Music - Blues-Rock Music - Roots-Blue Poetry - Spoken W Music - Jazz...Rhio & Theatre - Musical...


Theatre -Play......... Theatre - Play........ Cinema.............. “C Music - Pop-Jazz....Jo

Music - Jazz Fusion......

Music - Neo-Folk... Cinema..............“M Music - Jazz...Rhio &

Theatre - Play........ Theatre - Play........ Theatre - Musical... Cinema..................


Music - Indie Folk.......Porter / Nickerson Duo ......................FAL 7pm Music - Jazz......................... bigBANG ............................FAL-U 7pm Cinema.................... “Rumble” documentary ............. HAC 7:30pm Theatre - Musical.......”The Mystery of Edwin Drood......CTMW 8pm

Music-Jazz, Fusion..Thunderhead Organ Trio.Wherehouse,Newburgh,8pm

Theatre - Play......................“Ripcord”...............................SHAD 8pm


Music - Mississippi/African Blues........Corey Harris ...FAL 7pm Comedy.............Stand-Up Comedy ......................FAL-U 7pm Poetry......................... Hudson River Poets.......................... NFL 7pm Music - Irish.........Eric Banger and the Mashers........... MISU 7:30pm Theatre - Play......................“Ripcord”...............................SHAD 8pm Music - Classical-Tango-Jazz....Boris Strulev & Friends......BW 8pm


Theatre -Play......... Music - Rock............ Cinema.................. Theatre - Musical...

Music - Jazz................Rh

Theatre - Play........


Poetry......W Music - Rock.......... Music - Blues......... Theatre - Musical... Theatre - Play........

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������������������������������������������������Karpeles Museum, Newburgh ���������������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center ������������������������������������������� Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro . John’s Episcopal Church, Ellenville ��������������������������������������������Montgomery Book Exchange College, Desmond Campus, Balmville

NACL��������������������������������������������������� NACL Theatre, Highland Lake NESIN��������������������������������������Eugene D. Nesin Theatre, Monticello NFL������������������������������������������������������������������Newburgh Free Library NOBL�������������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall PACEM��������������������������������������������������������Pacem In Terris, Warwick PARA����������������������������������������������� Paramount Theatre, Middletown


ce.............Soñando....................................FAL 7pm -Fusion.......Neil Alexander & NAIL.......FAL-U 7pm .................Side FX.............Pine Bush Gazebo 7pm .........“Murder for Two” ...................... SHAD 8pm .......... “The Graduate”............................... FP 8pm ng & The Last Bandoleros & Joe Sumner.... BW 8pm o & The Leigh Crizoe Trio......B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm ...... “The Summer of 67”.....................FT 10:45pm

ding......“Animal Farm” M . arsh Hall, Port Jervis, 7pm . “How I Met Your Mummy” ................... RIV 7pm k........Chris Bergson Band .......................FAL 7pm es-Rock........Dead Sage.........................FAL-U 7pm Word......Open Mic.........Empowering Ellenville, 7pm & The Leigh Crizoe Trio...B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm .........“Murder for Two” ...................... SHAD 8pm

......... “Tesla’s Letters”......................... GOSH 7pm . “How I Met Your Mummy” ................... RIV 7pm Chasing Trane” documentary.....SUNYO-HH 7pm oseph Mennonna & Lucyane Bouchardet...MAMA 7pm

..Charlie Hunter & Friends, Natalie Forteza vocals..FAL 7pm

......... ..Spuyten Duyvil ........................FAL-U 7pm Monty Python & the Holy Grail............ BW 7:30pm The Leigh Crizoe Trio...B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm

...............“Ripcord”...............................SHAD 8pm ...........“Love Letters”.......Milford Theatre, 7:30pm .....“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”.....CTMW 8pm .... Big Eddy Film Festival.......TUST 8pm-11:30pm

......... “Tesla’s Letters”......................... GOSH 7pm ............. Fred Zepplin ............................ FAL-U 7pm ... “Rumble” documentary ............. HAC 7:30pm .....“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”.....CTMW 8pm

hio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio.......B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm

...............“Ripcord”...............................SHAD 8pm

Walter Worden, Eva Strasser ............ JONES 7pm ...............Willie Nile...................................FAL 7pm ...........Slam Allen Solo .......................FAL-U 7pm .........“Into the Woods”....Milford Theatre, 7:30 pm ...............“Ripcord”...............................SHAD 8pm

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PHILL����������������������������������������������������������Phillipsport Community Center PWO���������������������������������������������� Palaia Winery Outdoors, Highland Mills RITZ�������������������������������������������������������������� Ritz Theatre Lobby, Newburgh RIV Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop���� Rivoli Theatre, So.Fallsburg SHAD����������������������������������������������������������� Shadowland Stages, Ellenville SLGMN������������������������������������� Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf


Poetry.......Hudson River Poets...Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, 1pm Music...Hudson Valley Grape Jam Music Festival P . WO 2pm-10pm Music - R&B-Funk.....Bernard “Pretty” Purdie & Friends ...FAL 7pm Music - NeoRock......... Jason Gisser Band .....................FAL-U 7pm Theatre - Musical...........“Murder for Two” ...................... SHAD 8pm Theatre - Play................. “The Graduate”............................... FP 8pm Music - Jazz.Rhio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio.B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm Cabaret....................... “The Summer of 67”.....................FT 10:45pm

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Fundraiser.Bethel Council of the Arts.Boat House, Kauneonga Lake, 4pm-9pm

Music - Guitar Jazz..... Dave Stryker Group...........................FAL 7pm Music...........West Point Band.....Trophy Point Amphitheatre, 7:30pm Comedy.Marion Grodin, Rich Kiamco.Emerald Ballroom, Narrowsburg 9pm




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Cinema................Big Eddy Film Festival.................TUST Noon-11pm Poetry..............................Liberty Poetry Festival......................... LM&AC 2pm Poetry.....................................Robert Phelps............................. MONTBK 2pm Theatre - Play............................ “Ripcord”........................... SHAD 2pm & 8pm Theatre - Play............... “How I Met Your Mummy” ..........................RIV 7pm Theatre -Play........................“Tesla’s Letters”................................ GOSH 7pm Music.........................................Slam Allen........................................... FT 7pm Music.................The Crusty Gentlemen & Special Guest..............PHILL 7pm Music -Blues-Rock.............. Joe Louis Walker................................... FAL 7pm Music - Soul-Funk............... ..The Vibe Theory ..............................FAL-U 7pm Music - Classical.......Hudson Opera Theatre Orchestra................... HOT 7pm Music - Classical.........Manhattan Chamber Players........................... BW 8pm Music....................Gruppo Mundo......................Downtown Barn, Liberty, 8pm Music - Jazz...............Rhio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio.....B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm Music - Folk....................... Music for Humanity.............................. NOBL 8pm Theatre - Musical....................“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”.....CTMW 8pm Cabaret..............Scott Samuelson & Jeanne MacDonald.................. BW 8pm Comedy............................... Donnell Rawlings................................ PARA 8pm Storytelling...............Milford Readers & Writers Festival.......Bar Louis, 10pm

Music - Gospel-Blues.....Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of Sound .FAL10am-2pm Music - Jazz....Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch.......................DCAT 11am Festival................................. Harvest Festival........................... BW 11am-4pm Theatre - Musical................. “Murder for Two” .............................SHAD 2pm Theatre -Play........................“Tesla’s Letters”................................ GOSH 2pm Theatre - Play............... “How I Met Your Mummy” ..........................RIV 2pm Music..................Pine Bush Community Band...Town of Crawford Park, 2pm Fundraiser.............................. WJFF Benefit.................................... DCAT 2pm Poetry.................... Sam Truitt, Peter Lamborn Wilson............... SLGMN 2pm Opera - Broadway...............“La Scala to Broadway”...................... PARA 3pm Music - Classical...Sullivan County Chamber Orch...Reformed Presby, Ch., White Lake, 3pm Theatre - Play Reading............. “Animal Farm” ........Marsh Hall, Port Jervis, 3pm Music - Doo Wop........The Brooklyn Time Machine.......................DEAD 3pm Theatre - Musical.......”The Mystery of Edwin Drood”...................CTMW 3pm Music - Classical............Manhattan Chamber Players ................ PACEM 5pm Poetry.................................Host: Jared Levine...............................PHILL 6pm Music - Jazz-Folk-Pop...........Susana Raya Band .............................. FAL 7pm

Music - Quebec Folk-Roots.....Durham County Poets.....FAL 10am-2pm Festival...........................Harvest Festival.................... BW 11am-4pm Cinema..................... Big Eddy Film Festival............TUST Noon-6pm Fundraiser -Music.........Zylophone Festival...............PWO Noon-6pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Theatre - Play......................“Ripcord”...............................SHAD 2pm Theatre - Play........ “How I Met Your Mummy” ................... RIV 2pm Theatre -Play................. “Tesla’s Letters”......................... GOSH 2pm Music......................Mef & Angela......... Artists’ Market, Shohola, 2pm

Music. R.J. Storms & Old School Blue Grass Band.Grange, Huguenot, 2pm

Music - Jazz-Coltrane........Dave Liebman Bug Band.........PARA 3pm Theatre - Musical.......”The Mystery of Edwin Drood”.....CTMW 3pm Music - Classical..Eric Himy piano..Lumberland Town Hall, Glen Spey, 3pm Music - Classical.......Hudson Opera Theatre Orchestra..... HOT 4pm Music - Jazz.................... .....The Cookers..............................FAL 7pm

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Cinema...........................“Rumble” documentary .........HAC 4pm & 7:30pm Theatre -Play........................“Tesla’s Letters”................................ GOSH 7pm Music - Blues-Rock...........Shemekia Copeland................................. FAL 7pm Music - Rockabilly...............Finn and the Sharks ...........................FAL-U 7pm Music - Country.........Andi Rae & the Back River Bullies................ TUST 7pm Music- Latin Jazz- Poetry..David Gonzales’ City of Dreams..Milford Theatre, 7:30pm Theatre - Musical................“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”....,,,,.CTMW 8pm Music...........................Chris Bergson................Downtown Barn, Liberty, 8pm Music - Jazz..............Rhio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio.....B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm Theatre - Play............................ “Ripcord”.......................................SHAD 8pm

Theatre - Musical.“Into the Woods”... Milford Theatre, 2pm & 7:30pm Music - Zappa/Rundgren.......Ed Palermo Big Band ............. FAL 7pm Music - Rock....... ..Jack Petruzzelli w/Cameron Greider ..............FAL-U 7pm Music - Americana..................Music Night...Neversink Museum, Cuddebackville, 7pm Music.........................................Somerville...................................... FT 7:30pm Theatre - Play............................ “Ripcord”.......................................SHAD 8pm Theatre - Play.............................“DuBois”........... Amity Gallery, Warwick, 8pm Music - Jazz.................Rhio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio...B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm


Music - Swing-Blues.....Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis .FAL10am-2pm Festival......................Harvest Festival.................... BW 11am-4pm Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Theatre - Musical...........“Murder for Two” ...................... SHAD 2pm Music...Hudson Valley Grape Jam Music Festival .PWO 2pm-10pm Theatre - Play................. “The Graduate”............................... FP 3pm


Festival.......................Septemberfest.................................. Milford Festival...................General Montgomery Day................ Montgomery Music - Folk-Rock............Steve Agostini........................7FREE 11am Theatre - Play Reading......“Animal Farm” .Marsh Hall, Port Jervis, 7pm Theatre - Play........ “How I Met Your Mummy” ................... RIV 7pm Theatre -Play................. “Tesla’s Letters”......................... GOSH 7pm Music - Classical..Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra.. NESIN 7pm Music - Blues-Rock.......Myles Mancuso Band.......................FAL 7pm Music - Soul.................... ..Soul Sacrifice ........................FAL-U 7pm Theatre - Musical.......... “Animal Wisdom”................... NACL 7:30pm Music.......................Noah Barker...........Downtown Barn, Liberty, 8pm Music - Jazz.Rhio & The Leigh Crizoe Trio.B-ville Jazz Club, Barryville, 8pm Theatre - Musical...........“Murder for Two” ...................... SHAD 8pm Theatre - Musical.......”The Mystery of Edwin Drood”.....CTMW 8pm Recreation........PechaKucha Night # 3....Amity Gallery, Warwick 8pm

SUNYO-HH��������� Harriman Hall Film Theatre, Middletown THRALL������������������������������������� Thrall Library, Middletown TUST������������������������������������� Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg UUC���� Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern

Music - Swing +........................Saints of Swing...............................FAL 10am-2pm Music - Jazz.................Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch.......................DCAT 11am Festival................................. Harvest Festival........................... BW 11am-4pm Theatre - Play............................ “Ripcord”.......................................SHAD 2pm Theatre -Play........................“Tesla’s Letters”................................ GOSH 2pm Theatre - Musical.................“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”........CTMW 3pm Music - Classical............Kariné Poghosyan piano........................ GMCM 3pm Music - Jazz-Blues............... Eric Person Trio.................................... NFL 3pm Music - Jazz......................... Bill Crow Quartet................................... FAL 7pm Music - R&R........................... Graham Nash.......................................BW 8pm

Music - Jazz.......... Jazz Cats Live Jazz Brunch...............DCAT 11am Festival...........................Harvest Festival.................... BW 11am-4pm Theatre - Play......................“Ripcord”...............................SHAD 2pm

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

Art exhibits CAS������������������������������������������������������������Catskill Art Society, CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor DVAA����������������������������������������Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg SUNYO-KH������������������������������������������������������������������������������ SUNY Orange Newburgh, Kaplan Hall SUNYO-OH����������������������������������������������������������������������������SUNY Orange Middletown, Orange Hall WRS���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Wallkill River School, Montgomery

Group Show������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, ongoing Georgia Chambers etchings, paintings����������������Georgia Chambers Art Gallery, Callicoon, ongoing T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints�������� Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork��������������� Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Carolyn Duke pottery�������������������������������������������������Duke Pottery, Tennanah Lake, Roscoe, ongoing Inscribed Tibetan Prayer Stones�����������������Tibetan & Himalayan Cultural Center, Walden, ongoing Lisa Strazza paintings, John Strazza photographs���������������������� Strazza Gallery, Warwick, ongoing Wurtsboro Art Alliance group show���������������������������� Mamakating Town Hall, Wurtsboro, ongoing June Moss and Tom Dillon: An Introspective paintings & drawings�Gallery 222, Hurleyville, thru Sep 1 “Season of the Witch”����������������������������������������������������������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, thru Sep 4 Teresa Audet, Frid Branham, Allan Rubin, Walter Stevens “Arboreta”�����������������CAS thru Sep 4 James Dougher “Stations of the Cross” wood sculptures.............................................CAS thru Sep 4 Rosalind Hodgkins, Members Group Show������������������������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru Sep 4 “Women’s Work” group show���������������������������������������������� Milford Craft Show, Milford, thru Sep 5 “Summer” group show������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS thru Sep 15 Janet Howard-Fatta plein air paintings������������������������������ Caffe ala Mode, Warwick thru mid-Sept. “Paws, Claws, Hooves and Fins: Animals in Art” Goshen Art League����Goshen Music Hall, thru Sep 25 Summer Group Show������������������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, thru Sep 25 Innovator and Activist Visual Artists: Celebrating New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships SUNYO-OH thru Oct 3 “Interaction of Colour” group show���������������������������������Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Oct 14 Vivien Abrams Collens “Lines of Inquiry” paintings, drawings, etc.����������SUNYO-KH thru Oct 15 “Studio Monday Art Group”���������������������������������������Daniel Pierce Library, Grahamsville, thru Dec


“Autumn Expressions Art Show” Crawford Arts Association����Gov’t Center, Pine Bush, Aug 30-Sep 27 Mike Jaroszko, Janet Campbell, Marylyn Vanderpool���������������������������������������������������������������������� luminism, expressive watercolors, impressionistic oils, WRS Sep 1-30 Melinda Wallach paintings, Rodney White installation�������������������������������������������DVAA Sep 1-30 Leila Noueihed “The Flip Side” paintings�����������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, Sep 1-30 Sheldon & Ian Cotler “Like Father, Unlike Son”������������������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, Sep 1-Oct 1 Group Show���������������������������������������������������������UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Sep 1-Oct 22 Elizabeth Castellano flora watercolors ����������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Sep 1-Oct 27 “A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage” + group show Barryville Area Arts Association������������������� Artists’ Market Shohola, Sep 2- Oct 1 “Lakes & Streams” Wurtsboro Art Alliance������������������� John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Sep 2-30 Craft Artisans Exhibit�������������������������������������������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 2-Oct 14 Kate Horan & Alvin Rosser, Members Group Show������������ ARTery Gallery, Milford, Sep 7-Oct 9 Arts & Crafts Fair������������������������������������������������ The Columns Museum, Milford, Sep 9, 10am-4pm Mac Adams, Adam Crosson, Carolina Rubio MacWright, Kaytea Petro, Yoav Ruda������������������� “Light and Dark” CAS Sep 9-Oct 15 “Fall” group show�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS Sep 16-Dec 15 Shawangunk Garden Club��������������������������Hunt Memorial Bldg., Liberty Square, Ellenville, Sep 16 “Autumn Spectacular!” River Valley Artists Guild “Art About Town”�����������������������Sep 17-Nov 30 RVAG Members & Guests Bon Secours Hospital Cafeteria & Port Jervis City Hall, Mayor’s Office Joan Kehlenbeck “Fall themed works” & RVAG members Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot Greg Slick “Opened Ground”����������������������������������������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Sep 23-Nov 5

Photography exhibits

Catharine Bale����������������������������������������������������� Green Light Gallery, Cornwall-on-Hudson, ongoing Ben Halpern documentary photographs��������������������������������� Livingston Manor Library, thru Sep 20 Peter Kopher������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Berkshire Bank, Goshen, thru Sep 29 “Hudson Valley Landscapes” group show����� Storm King Tavern Restaurant, Cornwall, thru Sep 30 Nick Zungoli “Wonderland: Joshua Tree National Park”�� Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf thru Dec

NEW photography EXHIBITS

Monticello Central School Sports Photography Memorabilia Exhibit����������Crawford Library, Aug 31, 6:30pm Rebecca Kashinski “Fortuitous”����������������������������������������������������������������Cornwall Library, Sep 1-30

ART & Photography receptions

“Melinda Wallach paintings, Rodney White installation�����������������������������DVAA Sep 1, 7pm-9pm “Lakes & Streams” Wurtsboro Art Alliance����� John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Sep 2, Noon-4pm Rebecca Kashinski photography, “Fortuitous”���������������������������� Cornwall Library, Sep 2, 1pm-3pm Craft Artists Exhibit������������������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 2, 2pm-4pm “A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage” + group show Barryville Area Arts Association������������������� Artists’ Market Shohola, Sep 2, 4pm-6pm Sheldon & Ian Cotler “Like Father, Unlike Son”����������������������Amity Gallery, Warwick, Sep 2, 5pm-7pm 18

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Innovator and Activist Visual Artists: Celebrating New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships SUNYO-OH Sep 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm Mac Adams, Adam Crosson, Carolina Rubio MacWright, Kaytea Petro, Yoav Ruda������������������� “Light and Dark” CAS Sep 9, talk:3pm, reception:4pm-6pm Elizabeth Castellano abstract paintings�����Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Sep 9, 5pm-7pm Mike Jaroszko, Janet Campbell, Marylyn Vanderpool���������������������������������WRS Sep 9, 5pm-7pm Kate Horan & Alvin Rosser, Members Group Show�����ARTery Gallery, Milford, Sep 9, 6pm-9pm Shawangunk Garden Club�����������������Hunt Memorial Bldg., Liberty Square, Ellenville, Sep 16, 2pm Group Show������������������������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Sep 23, 6pm-9pm Greg Slick “Opened Ground”����������������������������������Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, Sep 23, 6pm-9pm Vivien Abrams Collens “Lines of Inquiry”�������������������������������� SUNYO-KH Oct 3, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Children & Teens Calendar

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


Listings not included in our centerspread calendar.

Teen Book Club����������������������������������������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Fridays, 3:30pm “The Giraffe, the Pelly & Me” by Roald Dahl�������������������������������Cornwall Library, Sep 18, 4:30pm Cinema

Teen Movie Night 11-17yrs���������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, Wednesdays, 6pm FREE Teen Movie Matinee������������������������������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, 1st Saturday, 1pm FREE Saturday Family Movie�����������������������Crawford Library, Monticello, 2nd-5th Saturdays, 1pm FREE “Nocturna”��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre, Aug 19, 2pm “Guardians to the Galaxy, Vol. 2” rated pg������������������������Newburgh Library, Sep 2, 2:15pm FREE “Zootopia”����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������HHNM -CoH Sep 16, 6pm Entertainment, Recreation & Lectures

Storytime 3-5yrs������������������������������������������������ Crawford Library, Monticello, Mondays 10am FREE Hiking Trails������������������������������������������������������������������������HHNM Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-4pm Nature Strollers families w/ babies, toddlers, & young children���HHNM Mondays thru Nov 6, 9am “Fairy Houses & Toad Abodes”���������������������������������������������������������������������������HHNM Sep 9, 10am “Survival 101”������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������HHNM Sep 10, 10am Lard Dog & the Band of Shy����������������������������������������������������� Hurleyville Arts Centre, Sep 17, 1pm “Monarch Butterfly Tagging & Release”����������������������������������������������������������HHNM Sep 23, 10am Museums

Meet the Animals “Birds on the Wing”��������������HHNM-CoH Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm & 2:30pm Creature Feature Weekend: StoryWalk® “Trout are Made of Trees by April Pulley Sayre”���������� HHNM-CoH September 2 & 3, Noon-4pm Eco-Zone Discovery Room������������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Sep 16, 1pm-4pm

Schools & Conservatories

Budding Artists������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Greenwood Lake Library, ongoing

Books: discussions / readings / Signings Book Lover’s Club�����������������������������������������������������������Greenwood Lake Library, 4th Tuesday, 7pm Mystery Thriller & Crime Book Group�������������������Jeffersonville Library, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm Urban Book Club������������������������� Mulberry House Senior Center, Middletown, 4th Wednesday, 7pm Book Discussion Group������������������������������������������������������� Narrowsburg Library, 3rd Friday, 4:00pm “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead����������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Sep 7, 7pm Any Book Discussion���������������������������������������������������������������������� Cragsmoor Library, Sep 9, 4:30pm “SEDIDDY: Writings on History, Heritage, Hope, and Seeing Red” by/w Janus Adams���������������� John Neilson Gallery, Wurtsboro, Sep 9, 5pm “Swim Season” by Marianne Sciucco�����������������������������������������������Morrison Hall, Middletown, Sep 13, Noon “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead w/Jess Gerson�����������Newburgh Library, Sep 13, 7pm “In the Hug of a Sun that has Stopped” poems by/wRobert Phelps���������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Book Exchange, Sep 16, 2pm “The London Eye Mystery” by Siobhan Dowd������������������������������ Cornwall Library, Sep 18, 6:30pm “Duel with the Devil” by Paul Collins������������������������������������������������� Cornwall Library, Sep 20, 7pm “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead w/Gerald Howard�G.Baker HS, Tuxedo, Sep 23, 3pm Tuesday at Two Book Discussion Patty Sussmann��������������������������� Newburgh Library, Sep 26, 2pm “Warfare: Chess not Checkers” by Theolonious Monk� Mulberry House, Middletown, Sep 27, 7pm “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin�������������������������� Cornwall Library, Sep 28, 7pm

Museums “The History of Medicine”���������������������������� Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh, thru Aug 27 D&H Canal & Silent Film Exhibits������������ Neversink Valley Museum, Cuddebackville, thru Oct 29 “Love For Sale: The Commercialization of the Counterculture”����������� Bethel Woods thru Dec 31 Civil War Re-enactors w/ A. Lincoln, U.S. Grant, H. Tubman���Museum Village, Monroe, Sep 2 & 3 “2017 Autumn Open House”�Deerpark Museum & The Grange, Huguenot, Sep 17, 11am-4pm FREE National Public Lands Day and Ice Cream Social��������������������Grey Towers, Milford, Sep 30 FREE

Megaphone: Poetry Reading

Director of Station Hill Press, Sam Truitt is the author of seven books of poetry in the Vertical Elegies series. His honors include a Howard Fellowship, two Fund for Poetry grants and the 2002 Sam Truitt Contemporary Poetry Series Award from the University of Georgia. Peter Lamborn Wilson has published some forty books (translated into 14 languages) on Sufism, dream interpretation, entheogenics, Moorish piracy, science fiction, anarchism, the Assassins, “lost” American history, Persian carpets, angelology, etc. Produced by Janet Hamill and William

Seaton, Megaphone is a monthly program of poetry readings, performances, lectures, workshops, and panels on literary topics. Megaphone is designed in accord with the P. Lamborn Wilson Seligmann Center’s mission to honor the legacy of Surrealist artist Kurt Seligmann. The next installment of the Megaphone series is a poetry reading by Sam Truitt and Peter Lamborn Wilson at the Seligmann Center, 23-26 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, on September 10 at 2:00pm. $5 suggested donation. For information: 845-469-9459.

Slick’s Sculptures at Seligmann

Greg Slick’s work display. His longstanding investigatesthecrossroads fascination with the of art, archaeology, distant past raises and anthropology as questions about what well as the influence of we seem to know - and ancient and “primitive” ultimately don’t know cultures on modern about our origins. and contemporary Slick’s exhibit, titled art. Prehistoric stone Opened Ground is on view September 23structures and artifacts, November 5 at the Informalism, the Earth “Tumulus G” by Greg Slick Seligmann Center, 23 Art movement, and the study of shamanism are some of the key White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf. The opening reception will be held on influences on his practice. All of Slick’s sculptures live within the September 23, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. For more information, call 845-469-9459. ambiguous zone between art and archaeological

Impressive Who’s Who in Milford

Last year, the Milford Readers & Writers Festival’s featured writer Gloria Steinem commended the festival and commented, “This festival shows us the worldwide importance of coming together to share Lee Child ideas and build community.” This year’s Festival headliners “in conversation” at the Milford Theatre, will include best-selling author Lee Child, publisher Stephen Rubin, feminist writer and activist Robin Morgan, Farai Chideya journalist and media figure Farai Chideya, biographer and memoirist Patricia Bosworth, author and founder of the Woodstock Book Festival, Martha Frankel. The audience will be invited to join in these conversations. The Festival (September 15-17) kicks off on September 15, with Tony Award winning actor Len Cariou and Heather Cariou performing the Pulitzer Prize nominated A.J. Gurney play Love Letters at the Milford Theater at 7:30pm. On September 17, a panel of notable science fiction writers including Lawrence C. Connely, Gordon Van Gelder, Paul Witcover, Robert Levy and John Grant

will explore science fiction and fantasy writing. This panel will be in the spirit of the famous Science Fiction Writers Conferences held in Milford from the 1950’s to the 70’s. Patricia Bosworth In addition to the ticketed events, the festival also offers a host of free programming and events open to the public, including Women Writing About Their Lives, Restaurants that Changed America, storytelling and Robin Morgan children’s and young adults events at the Pike County Public Library, Artists Writing about Art, Recovery from Trauma, poetry, travel writing, a panel on conservation at Grey Towers, a marathon Twilight Zone screening, beer tasting and Science Fiction at the Dimmick Inn, an openmic event: RAW After Dark at Bar Louis, a “pop-up” bookstore, conversations and booksignings with local writers and more. Festival board chair Edson Whitney said, “Readers. Writers. Conversation. Those three words comprise our slogan and perfectly describe our three day festival!” For tickets: For festival info visit: September 2017

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• Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 3pm Kariné Poghosyan, piano • Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 3pm Jesse Levy, cello and Gerald Robbins, piano • Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 3pm Pine Bush Community Band • Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 3pm Alacorde Trio • Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 3pm Chiara Quartet • Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3pm Greg Michalak, piano We started this series to offer fine music with fine musicians to the public in the Hudson Valley at no charge. We have no committees, boards, etc. We personally receive no money, but we do appreciate the joy so many people have at the concerts. I thank the help I get from the Village of Montgomery and Clerk Monserrat Rivera-Fernandez and her fine staff. Also a thanks to Judy Garrett, Barry Plaxen, Eric Hamblin, Buddy Nelson, Mike Ford, Steve Karinshak, Billy Soraigan. “Thanks for reading this,” - Howard Garrett, Co-Founder OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS WHO MAKE IT ALL POSSIBLE Village of Montgomery; Town of Montgomery; Historic Montgomery Association; Town of Montgomery Chamber of Commerce; Copperfield’s; Iron Cafe; Glen Arden Residents; Walden Rotary; M. Mubub Islam, M.D.; Maria Beltrametti-Recycled Style; Montgomery Book Exchange; Cup & Saucer Diner, Pine Bush; Montgomery Florist; Becker Precision Auto Repair-1954 Rt. 211, Montgomery; Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall; Montgomery Village Pharmacy; Montgomery Mills/UPS Shippers; Mike’s Deli; Ward’s Bridge Inn; J.A. Di; The Borland Inn and Brunch House; Devitt Management; Scott’s Corners Paint & Hardware; Liminality, 4 Union St.; McAdam & Fallon-Attorneys; Walden Savings Bank; Sohn’s Appliances, Walden; Shaggy Dog Groomers; JW Landscape & Tree Service; Vic’s Pizza. OUR BALDWIN CONCERT GRAND PIANO IS A GIFT FROM THE DEVITT FAMILY. Montgomery ShopRite supplies free refreshments at intermission.

No tickets required. Just show up before 3pm and enjoy the music! Questions? Call 845-457-9867. 20

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Eric Himy “In Recital” in Glen Spey

Eric Himy is one of those pianists whose performances are rare gems. He has been hailed as a throwback to another era, a colorist with a technique that transcends normal barriers in the pursuit of the rare magical combination of music with meaning, yet alive with visceral energy and passion and he excels in exploiting the resources of the instrument to create something totally new and out of the ordinary going beyond the score. His playing has been described by the New York Times as “flawlessly poised, elegant and

brilliant.” The Revue Musicale De Suisse Romande wrote: “There is some Horowitz in those steel wrists and those rubber fingers.” Himy will perform music by Gershwin, Debussy, Ravel, Chopin and Schubert for the Town of Lumberland Cultural Series, Frank V. Schwarz, Executive Director, on September 17 at 3:00pm at the Lumberland Town Hall, 1054 Proctor Road, Glen Spey. A Meet the Artist Reception follows the concert. Tickets at the door. Call 845-856-6372 for more information.

“Animal Farm” in Port Jervis by Linda Fields Lord Acton (1834-1902) is usually credited with the oft-quoted “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”, but the notion was voiced earlier than the 19th century and still is relevant today. After George Orwell wrote about the corrupting influence of power in Animal Farm, that book frequently appeared on the list of books banned by libraries or schools in the U.S. If you are unfamiliar with this classic allegory, or want to experience it in a new way, Animal Farm will be performed by the non-profit American Readers Theatre (ART) at Marsh Hall in Port Jervis. ART’s mission is to promote literacy through drama,

music, dance, film and the visual arts. Explained director Jeffrey Stocker (see photo), “This is my fourth time doing Animal Farm as ‘a play for voices’, in the style of traditional readers theater.” He added, “What is different in this performance is that a 6th grader will be reading the narration (the book having been assigned to her at school), and all of the animals will come alive before her eyes.” Come hear this classic tale of what was written to be a message against totalitarianism: a message that transcends time. Animal Farm will be performed September 8-10 at Marsh Hall in the First Presbyterian Church, 60 Sussex Street, Port Jervis. Tickets at the door.

“Tesla’s Letters” Revealed in Goshen Smiljan. Tesla’s Letters, a twoJeffrey Stanley has act, 4-character stage play written a number of stage is about an American who plays and screenplays. sets out to find Tesla’s Tesla’s Letters premiered doomsday device only to Off Broadway at The discover that a machine is Ensemble Studio Theatre not required. in 1999. It has gone on Daisy Archer, a brightto numerous productions eyed Ph.D. candidate, and readings around the arrives in Belgrade thinking world. she has permission to view “Jeffrey Stanley has a certain cache of letters at the Nikola Tesla Museum. Mark Von Oesen & David Camacho; a nice ironic sense of Jessica Markman & Evelyn Albino humor, but it took NATO She is not prepared to face the museum’s director Dragan, a Serb with air strikes to turn it black. In its refusal to take family in Croatia, who has needs of his own sides or settle for easy analysis, the powerful and who strikes a dangerous bargain with Tesla’s Letters provides a welcome contrast to the high-intensity chatter of CNN et al.” - Time Daisy. The play takes place in 1997, two years after Out New York. Cornerstone Theatre Arts next production, Operation Storm and the Dayton Agreement, and two years prior to the start of the Kosovo Tesla’s Letters runs September 9-24 at the War and the US-led 1999 NATO bombing of Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main Street, Goshen. Yugoslavia, with the scenes set at the Nikola Sponsored by the Goshen Public Library, the Tesla Museum in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, play is directed by Joe Barra. Free admission. on a bus at the Serbian-Croatian border, and $10 suggested donation. For reservations: 845-294-4188. at Tesla’s birthplace in the Croatian village of

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Catskill Art Society: “Light & Dark”

Musical Mystery in Monroe

Mac Adams creates Carolina Rubio MacWright figurative shadows out of grew up during the Colombian mundane groupings of objects. conflict where violence Remarkable and unexpected, permeated her city, and a culture these temporal, Rorschach of fear and hate repressed like images invite both creative expression. Her work speculation and meditation, makes sense of fear and the loss evoking a presence both of freedom so many immigrants fearful and humorous. His art and refugees face, offering challenges our visual literacy viewers insight that will allow as the presence of light among them to consider the injustices seemingly unrelated objects that continue today. generates another layer to the YoavRudaseescontemporary “Banana Rat” by Mac Adams art as an open horizon, free of visual message. Adam Crosson’s studio limitations. His work mixes practice is an excavation still photography, film, into the post-industrial relics new media, written word, of the Mississippi River’s samples, sound art and deltaic and alluvial regions. poetry into a single, unified Crosson manipulates new art form. The work commercial signs exposing refers to the development its internal organs and of art as an evolutionary creating photographs from process, with that evolution Work by Yoav Ruda sign ruins that he has converted to cameras. as the key principle of the development of art, The work of Kaytea Petro addresses the culture, science and life itself. timely issue of police violence in the U.S. The Catskill Art Society will feature Acknowledging that as an artist she is powerless the work of the above artists in Light and to change government structures and practices Dark at the CAS Art Center, 48 Main Street, that result in the untimely deaths of innocent Livingston Manor. On September 9, CAS will people, through her work she seeks to spark a host an artist talk at 3:00pm, followed by a free conversation that might enhance police crisis opening reception from 4:00pm-6:00pm. training and change gun policy in this country. For information: 845-436-4227.

Creative Theatre disappears one stormy Muddy-WaterPlayers Christmas Eve, murder continues their 2017 is suspected. But who season with Rupert could have committed Holmes’ The Mystery the crime? That is of Edwin Drood. for the audience to This hilarious decide! musical ‘whodunit’ Directed by won the Tony Award Cynthia Topps, with for Best Musical. musical direction Loosely based on Erin Esses, Terri Weiss, Sara Johnson & Brian Flint. by Brian Flint and Charles Dickens’ famously unfinished novel, choreography by Diane Holbert, performances the play follows the Music Hall Royale, an run September 9-24 at the Playhouse at outrageously loony Victorian musical troupe, Museum Village, Route 17M, Monroe. as it performs its flamboyant rendition of Tickets include dessert at intermission. this musical mystery. When young Drood Reservations are suggested: 845-294-9465.


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Slam & Somerville in Forestburgh The internationally renowned Slam Allen uses blues, soul, R&B, and a touch of rock & roll to deliver soul stirring performances. Slam has a voice that echoes Otis Redding, a guitar that immerses you in B.B. King, and stage energy reminiscent of James Brown! Somerville combines contemporary country with rock and roots, spanning a spectrum of influence from Vince Gill and Restless Heart to the Eagles and

Jackson Browne. With several albums released, they continue to collaborate with hit songwriters and perform with their band at a variety of shows and venues. See Slam Allen on September 16 at 7:00pm and Somerville on September 30 at 7:30pm when they perform at the Forestburgh Tavern, 39 Forestburgh Rd., Forestburgh. For tickets, visit: www.

River Valley Artists Guild: Autumn Art

2017 Open House in Deerpark

On the first day of fall, day Award-winning artist and night are twelve hours Joseph Petrosi is a certified long! Join members of the art and textile airbrush River Valley Artists Guild specialist. “I hope people (RVAG) and guest-artists looking at my colored in celebrating Autumn with pencil artworks will enjoy their new show, Autumn the burst of color and Spectacular! serenity of the scenes!” Paintings, pastels and says Joe. weavings will be shown in At Deerpark Town Hall: three different venues. Joan Kehlenbeck’s Fall At City Hall & Bon themed works. President Secours: Artworks by of the RVAG, Joan has members and guests of the shown her oils and pastels RVAG, an accomplished “Maples at Grange” by Susan Miiller regionally and includes professional group of more local, historic buildings in than fifty artists who show her work. This show also extensively throughout the includes work by various region of Port Jervis and RVAG artists. beyond. Featured artists are The exhibits can be seen Joan Kehlenbeck, Susan at: Bon Secours Hospital Miiller, Joseph Petrosi and first floor cafeteria, 160 E Judith Weiss, with special Main Street, Port Jervis, guests Dennis Fanton and Mayor’s Office & Council Katia Gushue. Chambers in City Hall, Susan Miiller received 20 Hammond Street, Port Orange Arts Grants in 2016, Jervis, and Deerpark Town 2014 and 2009 for Deerest Hall, 420 Route 209, Deerpark, an invitational Huguenot, from September show of local artist’s “Autumn Still Life” by Dennis Fanton 17 - November 30. decorations of fiberglas deer. Susan has been For further information, e-mail teaching faculty at SUNY since 1999.

The Mt. Hope Deerpark’s 2017 Historical Society will Autumn Open House bring a display of their will be held September extensive farm tool 17 from 11:00amcollection. 4:00pm at the Deerpark The Port Jervis Museum and Grange Council for the Arts Building Annex located will present speaker at 25 Grange Road in Lori Strelecki, Museum Huguenot. Director for the Pike In the 1863 red brick County Historical one-room Schoolhouse Society. Strelecki’s Museum, local folk 12:00pm talk and slide artist and vintage sign “The Pig’s Eye Tavern” by Peter Koenig presentation is titled, painter Peter Koenig Pulp and Circumstance: will exhibit his work. The Story of John Koenig’s artistic ability Newton Howitt. and attention to detail R.J. Storms and The allows him to create Old School Bluegrass a finished product Band will perform at appearing to be an 2:00pm in the Grange original period piece. Building. The concert He was selected for the promises to fill the Directory of Traditional rafters with their downAmerican Crafts by Early American Life Landscape by John Newton Howitt, with the home music! Museum & Grange buildings (upper left). The River Valley magazine. Across the street at the Grange Building, a Artists Guild will share stories and discuss the host of area organizations will feature programs latest updates to the Deerest Deerpark project. Free admission! and displays. Museum members will honor the Be sure to pick up a free copy of the new 150th Anniversary of the Grange Movement, which was organized in 1867 to give voice to Deerpark Historical Markers brochure, complete with a map! farmers.

Leo’s Cornwall location is proud to display works by local artists. If interested in exhibiting your work, email:

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Media 101: “Fake News” w/Trae Crowder

Interacting Colours at Ann Street Gallery

In the ever-changing Web developer at SUNY world of news media, Sullivan. where do we get our Robert Hubsher, facts, how can we Executive Director of the tell if they are true? A Ramapo Catskill Library 2-hour entertaining and System. interactive roundtable will Dr. J. M. Lennon Nabanita De Eugene Kiely Celebrity speaker: focus on the perplexing Comedian Trae issue of factual reporting, Crowder, who recently the role of satire, how to earned national attention be an informed citizen and (or notoriety, depending the influence of 1960’s on your viewpoint) for newsmakers and satirists. his “Liberal Redneck” WoodsTalk Live is P. McCullough Robert Hubsher Trae Crowder series of viral videos. an ongoing Interactive Roundtable series at Her has been performing his particular brand Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Truth of Southern-fried intellectual comedy in the or Consensus: Survival Tools in the Age of Southeast and beyond for the past six years, Fake News features moderator Dr. J. Michael and his videos have received over 70 million Lennon, Norman Mailer’s official biographer, views online. Crowder is coming off an 80+ Vietnam Veteran, award-winning author, and city sold-out standup comedy tour in support Professor Emeritus at Wilkes University. of his best-selling book Liberal Redneck Panelists include: Manifesto: Draggin Dixie Outta the Dark. As seen on CBS News, college student Attendees will have moments together to Nabanita De, who over a few days with share their views and experiences as well as her peers at a hackathon, developed a news take part in three “Do Now” experiences that verifying app for Facebook. illuminate the topic. Eugene Kiely, Director at, Come with a group and reserve a table while is a journalist who has covered government they last! Walk away laughing with at least one and politics for more than 20 years at USA tool to help navigate the fog of fake news. TODAY. The roundtable is in the Event Gallery at Patrick McCullough, Conservative writer, Bethel Woods, October 1, at 4:30pm. volunteer Fireman, Adjunct Instructor and For tickets:

Most of us see the world in color, but rarely appreciate how it shapes what we see and feel. The Interaction of Colour exhibition looks at the various ways that contemporary artists make use of color in their work; to stir up an emotional response in the viewer or to create a message. Color is often one of the most exciting components of an artwork and is an important “Paper Over #2” by Jacquelyn Gleisner visual element. some vibrate as you look at Viewers will find a vibrant them providing a challenging and diverse range of artworks experience that the visitors that explore the sophisticated can respond to in unexpected principles of color theory ways. and the artist’s ongoing Interaction of Colour exploration into its use as a was curated by Virginia language. Walsh and is on view Included in Interaction through October 14 at the of Colour are over forty Safe Harbors Ann Street “Lemon” by Christy Puetz works by fifteen artists: Gallery, 104 Ann Street, paintings, drawings, sculptures and installation Newburgh. works. Each artist’s work was chosen for its Featured artists: Cree Bruins, Susan Greer expressive and chromatic qualities, as well as Emerson, Hilary Christensen, Jacquelyn for being visually stimulating. These qualities Gleisner, Gloria Klein, Kristin LeVier, Mery combined, help to draw the viewer in and Lynn McCorkle, Jill Levine, Christy Puetz, create the opportunity for an even greater Conny Goelz-Schmitt, Sooo-z, Judy Thomas, appreciation of color’s symbolic, cultural and Miranda Updike, Shawn Watrous and James historical meanings. Zingarelli. Even to the cursory viewer, it will be obvious Contact Virginia Walsh, Gallery Director at that the exhibition is all about color. There are 845-784-1146 or visit for works that are intense, others profound and more information.


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Doo-Woppin’ in Parksville! For the next concert in the Parksville USA 2017 Music Festival, the Brooklyn Time Machine, a band made up of baby boomers recreating the music of the 1950s and 1960s, will perform music from the Coney Island, T-Bird, egg creams, beehive and ducktail days: Doo Wop! Drummer Paul started as a doowop vocalist in the early days, spending some time in a group with Bryan Hyland. Paul later took up drums as the doowop groups began to fade. Jimmy (on sax) adds a whole new dimension to the sound. He has been playing for many years, having been a member of Hot Wax and the Satin Dukes. When not blowing into his sax, Jimmy jumps in on vocals. Dennis (guitar, keys and vocals) spent

many years in an oldies band. He played his first gig in ‘63 with The 3 Ds. Dennis also played several times at Beatlefest. Lead vocalist Mary (and assorted percussionist) is the key to the band’s sound. She has done studio work, voice overs, and some commercials and jingles, too. Mary enjoys covering some of her favorite girl groups of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Wayne, the most recent addition to the group, has played guitar, bass, and ukulele for over 50 years! The Brooklyn Time Machine perform at the Dead End Café, 6 Main Street, Parksville, on September 10 at 3:00pm. Tickets include a full delicious dinner buffet after the show! For reservations, call 845-292-0400.

Musical Séance in Highland Lake Animal Wisdom, created by Obie Award-winning composer and performer Heather Christian and her genre-defying group The Arbornauts, blurs genres but is grounded in blues and Methodist hymns. It is an idiosyncratic concert /cabaret about talking to the dead, inspired by real conversations between Heather and her deceased relatives. Conjuring a constellation of dead souls, from Doris, her flamboyant and cruel childhood piano teacher (10 years dead), to her elusive ex-CIA code-breaker godfather Myles (5 years dead),it is like an improvised musical séance; the tone shifts slowly from playful to dangerous, circling around darker, more disturbed forces in her family and herself, culminating in a 28 minute Requiem Mass sung in darkness by a choir. Animal Wisdom is performed with

an understanding that, whilst its audiences may or may not believe in the afterlife, music might help forge a connection with those they too have loved and lost in this very room with her. “Christian howls like a werewolf with a voice made of molasses.” Variety Magazine NACL Theatre is pleased to announce the inaugural North Starr Residency, a new partnership with The Bushwick Starr, which offers their audiences a first look at new works in development slated for full production at their Bushwick, Brooklyn venue. Animal Wisdom takes the stage on September 9 at 7:30pm at NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake. For tickets: visit or phone 845-557-0694.

Shuback Shows Paintings in Port Jervis

made any paintings “Art is the visual because, “I’ve been busy expression of the artist’s working on my mixed sense of life. Sometimes, media sculptures and I see it and then work on collages,” he explained. it. Other times, I just work Shuback will be on it and then see it,” says showing a series of six Frank Shuback. new paintings at UpFront “I rely mainly on found Exhibition Space as objects made of wood, part of their group show. metal, plastic and glass, “My new work has some and incorporate them in personal images, acrylic my sculptures. I acquire latex paint on canvas most of my material from garage sales and antique “Beyond the Memory #5” by F. Shuback glued to aluminum and shops. I work for clarity and precision, yet wood panels,” said Frank. Frank has shown the work must finally be mysterious and his work in several solo and group shows in unusual. It must express structure, order, the NYC and Orange and Sullivan Counties. UpFront’s show runs from September marks of overall controlling intelligence, yet it must be alive, free, spontaneous. The 1-October 22 at 31 Jersey Avenue, Port ruled edge and the improvised accidental Jervis. An opening reception will be held on September 23 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. line harmonize together,” says Frank. Call 845-754-5000 for information. It has been over two years since he has September 2017

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Wellness Modalities - Energy Medicine “In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.” - Albert Szent-Györgyi, MD, Nobel Laureate in Medicine. Energy Medicine utilizes techniques from time-honored traditions such as acupuncture, yoga, kinesiology, and qi gong. Flow, balance, and harmony can be non-invasively restored and maintained within an energy system by tapping, massaging, pinching, twisting, or connecting specific energy points (acupoints) on the skin; by tracing or swirling the hand over the skin along specific energy pathways; through exercises or postures designed for specific energetic effects; by focused use of the mind to move specific energies; and/or by surrounding an area with healing energies. For nearly four decades, Donna Eden has been teaching people how to work with the body’s energy systems to reclaim their health and natural vitality. She has taught more than 100,000 people worldwide, both lay people and professionals, how to understand the body as an energy system. Donna’s classic book, Energy Medicine, is the textbook in hundreds of healing classes. Available in 18 languages, it won golds in both the U.S. Book News and Nautilus competitions. Her most recent book, The Energies of Love, achieved best-seller status on the New York Times Relationship List. From her clairvoyant-


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like ability to see the body’s energies, she has developed a system for teaching others, who do not have this gift, to nonetheless work effectively with their own energies. “Energy medicine is something I incorporate into every session,” explains Innervision Wellness in Rock Tavern practitioner Debra Sheafe (see photo). “Whether it is a weaving of the figure eight over the body or at the feet or the crown. The client can always feel the swirling and the balancing effect, whether it is a tapping - what is known as the three thumps - stimulating the thymus, the adrenals or releasing the grief points, or stimulating the crown chakra and releasing tension in the scalp with the crown pull. “All techniques are very subtle but powerful. It truly is one of my favorite self-care routines to do for myself every day and one of my favorite things to teach to others.” See Innervision Wellness ad, page 30.

September 2017

OrangeREADS: Pulitzer Prize Winner

The Orange Library Association is pleased to welcome awardwinning author Colson Whitehead joined in conversation by Gerald Howard, Executive Editor of Doubleday. At the signature event for OrangeREADS 2017, Colson Whitehead the September 23, 3:00pm talk will focus on The Underground Railroad, published in the summer of 2016. It won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, and was a #1 New York Times

bestseller. Tickets are available only through your participating Orange County library. A book signing will be offered after the talk and will be limited to one book per tickets holder. The event Gerald Howard takes place at the George F. Baker High School, 1 Tornado Drive, Tuxedo Park. For information, call 845-469-4252. See Book Calendar page 18 for additional Underground Railroad readings.

Liberty’s Annual Poetry Festival

hamlets/towns in Sullivan County, The 2017 Liberty Poetry Festival is Wallkill, Woodstock, Warwick, dedicated to the memory of beloved and Pleasant Valley,” said Marilyn Liberty poet, educator, WJFF Laufer, Chairman and Coordinator classical music DJ, curmudgeonof the Festival. extraordinaire, and creator of the The Festival takes place on Festival, Walter Keller, who became September 16 at 2:00pm at the the Village’s poet laureate in 1994. Liberty Museum and Arts Center, As poet laureate, he wrote poems 46 South Main Street, Liberty. about Liberty that were performed at Light refreshments to follow. Free several events and festivals. Walter R. Keller (1937-2012) admission. Parking is on Main Street “Many poetry styles and subjects have been shared and enjoyed at and the Darbee Lane parking lot behind the these readings. Last year, we had 22 poets Elks building. For info: 845-292-6628. Meet Our Advertisers participating, attending from places such as For a delicious lunch (only 5 minutes away) New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Smallwood, Wurtsboro and many other before the Festival see Last Licks ad page 22.

Kariné Poghosyan: Free Pre-Carnegie Hall Concert in Montgomery! by Philip Ehrensaft Some people run early and run both fast and beautifully. The exceptionally accomplished young pianist Kariné Poghosyan is just such a person. Poghosyan made her professional debut in her native Armenia when she was fourteen, moved to the USA to do her B.A. in California, went on to do her doctorate at the eminent Manhattan School of Music, and then joined the MSM’s faculty. And, by the way, Poghosyan completed her doctorate in only two years, a feat last accomplished at that rigorous conservatory twenty years previously. And that was accomplished while she traversed the demanding first career steps of a concert pianist. Those first career steps included performances at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall. Poghosyan has become a pride and joy for Armenian-American communities. Hers is a classic immigrant success story: arrive, work very hard and very smart, and work your way up. New York City and London are the two global classical music capitals that attract top talent from all over the world. These musicians become New Yorkers or Londoners, but globalization also means that they maintain active performance ties with their countries of origin. So Poghosyan is also a pride and

joy in Armenia, the promising youngster who went to America and became a Manhattan School professor and Carnegie Hall performer in record time. by Derek Leet If you’ve never heard Beethoven’s Symphony # 5 in c minor, Op. 67 played on the piano, you are in for a treat, thanks to Franz Liszt who arranged it for solo piano! It is on the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series (GMCM) program season opener, performed by Kariné Poghosyan along with Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Paganini in A Minor, Op. 35, Book I, Khachaturian’s Adagio from Spartacus (arr. Matthew Cameron), and Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite (arr. Guido Agosti), the same program she will perform at Carnegie Hall on October 19! After stunning a Hudson Valley audience with her outstanding talent playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert #1 for the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra in 2011, Howard Garrett had the smarts to hire Kariné for every opening concert of his GMCM Series since 2012.

Adagio is from Khachaturian’s 1954 ballet Spartacus, which follows the trials and tribulations faced by Spartacus as the leader of the slave uprising against the Romans. The Adagio is heard within the second act of the ballet, when the slave women are set free and Spartacus and Phrygia celebrate to this wonderful orchestral piece. Composer/pianist Matthew Cameron arranged it for solo piano. Cameron’s original piano works and transcriptions have attained worldwide popularity, collecting over a million views on the internet. Guido Agosti (1901-1989) studied piano with Ferruccio Busoni. He commenced his professional career as a pianist in 1921. Although he never entirely abandoned concert-giving, nerves made it difficult for him to appear on stage. His transcription of Stravinsky’s Firebird has become a staple in the piano repertoire. Brahms intended his Op. 35 to be more than simply a set of theme and variations; each variation also has the characteristic of a study. He published it as Studies for Pianoforte: Variations on a Theme of Paganini. It is

uncharacteristically showy for Brahms, even Lisztean. It is well known for its emotional depth and technical challenges. David Dubal describes it as “a legend in the piano literature,” and “fiendish,” “one of the most subtly difficult works in the literature.” Clara Schumann called it Hexenvariationen (Witch’s Variations) because of its difficulty. Dubal quotes critic James Huneker: “Brahms and Paganini! These diabolical variations, the last word in the technical literature of the piano are also vast spiritual problems. To play them requires fingers of steel, a heart of burning lava and the courage of a lion.” If you have not heard Poghosyan perform, introduce yourself to the intensity and precision of her playing when she brings her fiery pianism, her “fingers of steel”, to the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street, on September 24 at 3:00pm. Free admission. Call 845-457-9867.

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SUNY Orange: Celebrations of The Arts, The Constitution & John Coltrane! The State University of The show in Orange Hall New York is celebrating New Gallery has been curated by York Foundation of the Arts artist/adjunct art professor Fellows’ winning grants and Polly Giragosian. fellowships during the last thirty During the reception on years of NYFA’s granting. The September 7 from 6:30pm Mid-Hudson is the first region to 8:30pm, some of the to schedule events. participating artists will SUNY Orange is speak briefly during a panel participating in this celebration discussion about the effects of the arts by having events their grants had on their lives on both campuses during the as artists. The reception and Fall 2017 semester. The first exhibit are free and open to event is a nine-artist exhibit on the public. view in Orange Hall Gallery In October and November, “Fan” by Beth Sutherland through October 3. more NYFA fellows will be Innovator and Activist showcased on both SUNY Visual Artists’ artworks Orange campuses at a solo have been created in various show, poetry readings, theatre media including paintings, and art workshops and a film drawings, lithographs, frescoscreening. secco, paper art, wood-cuts, Orange Hall is located at and three-dimensional works the corner of Wawayanda in repurposed and recycled and Grandview Avenues, materials. The subjects of the (GPS: 24 Grandview Ave.), works vary greatly, making this Middletown. Artwork by Ivy Dachman an interesting show to enjoy and investigate. Closed Labor Day weekend. Artists included are Andrea Moreau, Angela Call Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891. Basile, Beth Sutherland, Jill Parisi, Marisa Gonzales Silverstein, Phyllis Gay Palmer, Mary See ad page 19 for information about Ann Lomonaco and Ivy Dachman. They reside Celebrating the U.S. Constitution, with in Dutchess, Ulster, and Westchester Counties. events in Middletown and Newburgh.


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National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dave Liebman and his 18-piece big band under the direction of Gunnar Mossblad are holding a year-long 2017-2018 commemoration to honor John Coltrane’s 90th birthday, Liebman’s 70th birthday, and the 50th anniversary of Coltrane’s death. This Grammy™ nominated big band is comprised of top-shelf New York City musicians and has been recording and performing in major jazz performance spaces and universities around the U.S. since 2000. “Lieb” will be featured on several iconic Coltrane masterworks arranged specifically for him. SUNY Orange is hosting this auspicious performance at the Paramount Theater on September 17 at 3:00pm. Tickets are available online at tickets/ and by phone at 845-346-4195. Admission free at the door to students. Additionally, Liebman is one of the world’s most respected Coltrane performers, scholars, and lecturers. Consequently, a master class-workshop will be part of the SUNY Orange 2017 experience of John Coltrane on September 18 at 11:00am in Orange Hall Room 23. The Legacy of John Coltrane master class-workshop will feature Dave Liebman with music director/saxophonist Gunnar

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Mossblad and trumpet/flugelhorn player Pat Dorian. Also, to set the stage for the performance and master class is the screening of the new documentary, Chasing Trane - The John Coltrane Documentary on September 15 at 7:00pm in Harriman Hall Film Theatre. The master class-workshop and documentary film are free and open to the public. The Paramount Theater is located at 17 South Street, Middletown with parking across the street as well as nearby on-street. Orange Hall and Harriman Hall are located on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange. Free parking is available in the lot at GPS 24 Grandview Ave. Questions may be directed to cultural@ and 845-341-4891. Also check out the Cultural Affairs website at www.

Abstract Works in Lords Valley Former art educator Elizabeth Castellano taught a variety of projects to her students that made connections across the curriculum, including literacy based art activities, and incorporating the elements of art and art historical context. Projects included site specific sculpture, still life, figure drawing, selfportraits, ceramics, and a variety of master artist studies. As an artist, Elizabeth has

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been included in many solo and group shows locally, nationally, and internationally. Her artwork is in both private and public collections. The Gallery at Chant Realtors in Lords Valley will feature abstract works by Elizabeth from September 1-October 27. An opening reception will be held on September 9 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Call 570-775-7337 for info.

“Autumn Expressions” in Pine Bush

The new art exhibit in the Town of Crawford Government Center, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush, is the Crawford Arts Association’s (CAA) annual Autumn Expressions. The show features work by CAA members, and friends of CAA. The paintings, drawings and photographs depict the end of summer and the coming change to a cooler and more colorful season! These artworks will adorn the walls of the second floor gallery, from

9:00am to 3:30pm weekdays. Autumn Expressions runs through September 27. This show also begins the run-up to CAA’s last three art shows of the year. The last CAA show of 2017 (Winter Show, stay tuned for November 2017 CANVAS) will mark the conclusion of a tremendous year of nine art shows, demonstrations and CAA fellowship! For info, visit the CAA FaceBook page.

Acrylics & More in Greenwood Lake Greenwood Lake displayed at the Library in Public Library’s featured 2012. artist for September is This past April, her work Ringwood, NJ resident Timeless Romance was Leila Noueihed, a selfincluded in the Warwick taught artist who enjoys Through Time exhibit. In painting in all mediums, July, her art was part of an mainly acrylic. exhibit of 13 multifaceted Leila is an adjunct artists at the Tuscan Café professor in the science in Warwick. department at City Leila is a member of the Artwork by Leila Noueihed University of New York, a medical research Warwick Art League and the Ringwood scientist, and a pharmacist. Manor Art Association. She enjoys many art genres, especially post The Library is located at 79 Waterstone impressionists. Her exhibit, The Flip Side, Road. Call 845-477-8377, (ext. 104) for a collection of landscapes, was previously further information.

Paintings & Assemblages in Warwick

Two men share the same name, but express their art with disparate methodology and viewpoints: Sheldon & Ian Cotler, father and son. Sheldon’spaintings evolved from a training grounded in the heyday of abstract “Queen’s Jester” by S. Cotler expressionism to a run of commercial success as a clearly representational artist. More recently he has experimented with colorful and assertive abstractions. Ian’s work has traditionally been based on

minimalist ideas, and the pleasures of using assembled objects that create forms, surfaces and areas of color that relate both to each other, and the large white wall on which they live. Artwork by I. Cotler Like Father Unlike Son, running September 2 - October 1, celebrates the shared design sensibilities of father and son, but the exhibit also illuminates the divide between them. The opening reception is on September 2, from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick. September 2017

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Strulev & Friends at Bethel Woods by Barry Plaxen

Russian-American cellist Borislav Strulev returns to Sullivan County after performing with pianist Irina Nuzova on August 19 in the Concert Pavilion at the Shandelee Music Festival. At that concert, after hearing no more than the first three notes, we in the audience knew we were in for something more than just outstanding. Strulev mixes powerful playing and heartfelt pianissimos in each and every work he performs. Strulev is not your “ordinary” world class cellist; he uses his body in ways most of us have never seen before. His mouth opens as if he is singing, his arms flay as if he is conducting, his legs move with reflex actions, and after ending each piece, Strulev IMMEDIATELY stands and stares at the audience as if to say “Did you like that?” or “Wasn’t that just wonderful?” Strulev is not solely a great cellist who entertains, but conversely, he can also be considered a great entertainer who plays the cello. For the second half of his August concert, we were given something we did not bargain for. Perhaps the second half could have been called “An Evening of Cello Music with Victor Borge”. After telling us that he plays the cello because to him it is like a human voice, Strulev turned from his being a superb


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cellist and highly communicative performer in the concert’s first half to being a masterful entertainer a la Victor Borge in the second half. Adding to his magical pianissimos and astounding power, he infused delicious and sometimes hysterical humor, mostly with his facial, hand and leg expressions as mentioned, but now also using the cello itself, the strings, the wood, the bow, the whole body, as a means for laughs, just as Borge did with the piano, but without stopping the music to joke verbally. Shandelee Music Festival’s P.L.A.Y. the Classics series continues with its second performance of the season, Cabaret Night with Borislav Strulev and Friends. The program will include classical, tango and jazz, and will be announced from the stage on September 28 at 8:00pm in the Bethel Woods Event Gallery. I can’t wait to see him perform again. For tickets: or at the door, or by phoning 1-866-781-2922.

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Jamie Taylor is an artist and permanently certified New York state art educator with over 20 years of teaching experience. Jamie’s artwork is part of the permanent printmaking collection at SUNY New Paltz. She has participated in a number of juried and open art exhibits, winning awards from honorable mention, first through third place and best of show. Prior to becoming an art educator, she was a graphic designer for a major payroll computer services company. She was also an art director in the public relations department of a computer company. Jamie is the owner of Artology, her art studio located in the Town of Newburgh. CANVAS reached out to Jamie to learn more about her latest endeavor: wearable art! “About a year ago I was contacted by a (then) fairly new company called VIDA. They said they had seen my artwork on my Artology Studio website and offered me an opportunity to submit designs for their clothing and accessories line,” she explained. “I began by submitting a few designs via their online

design studio. They accepted my designs and encouraged me to do more. “To create my designs, I can select “traditional” artwork or photos that I have already created. I can also create designs that are specifically intended for a particular garment or accessory. Every designer has their own design page which is like an online store. “Their product line is expanding rapidly. As a preferred designer, I get early access to submit designs for new products. For example, VIDA will be launching a unisex t-shirt line in about a week; I can begin designing them today. “I chose to work with VIDA as I liked their business philosophy. In every location that they manufacture around the world, including in the U.S., they contribute to and are committed to the betterment of their employees and the community.” Visit Jamie’s design page at: https://shopvida. com/collections/jamie-taylor to take a peek at her fabulous designs! See her ad on page 8. For more about Jamie:

May I Have A Word With You ... Quips, Quotes & Quiddities with Carol Pozefsky TOO SOON GOODBYE Some years ago, a young English friend of great charm and accomplishment died suddenly. Overwhelmed by the loss, his American friends felt the need for sharing our grief and memories and so we gathered for a dinner in his honor. Much was said of his scholarship, his humanity, his humility, but most profoundly, how briefly his brilliant star shone. These words were read, their author unknown: Do not judge a song by its duration Nor by the number of its notes. Judge it by the richness of its contents Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant. Do not judge a song by its duration Nor by the number of its notes. Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful. And when something has enriched your life

And when its melody lingers on in your heart Is it unfinished? Or is it endless? MINDFULNESS The language of mental health is varied and inventive. If someone uses the anonymity of a crowd to act out aggressions and impulses, it’s called deindividualization. Cardio-neurosis is a symptom of anxiety characterized by palpitations, pain in the heart, and a sense of suffocation. Aphagia is the inability or refusal to swallow or eat. Hyperphagia is pathological overeating. Marasmus is the deterioration of an infant who’s separated from the mother and deprived of affection. Gamophobia is the fear of marriage. Kakorrhaphiophobia is the fear of failure (the last word a kakorrhaphiophobic would want to encounter on a spelling bee!) A mania is a crazed desire for something. For alcohol: dipsomania, for books: bibliomania, for horses: hippomania, for solitude: automania and for stealing: kleptomania.

Your Day In Court at Desmond Campus! Prepare to report for jury duty! Sixty years ago in 1957, Twelve Angry Men & Witness for the Prosecution became the “gold standard” for future courtroom dramas. Both were nominated for Best Picture that year along with other categories and were, in fact, stage and TV hits before coming to the screen. Starting life as the 1954 teleplay Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose “Twelve Angry Men” 1957 and morphing into a Best Picture Oscar accused murderer Tyrone nominee for the 1957 Power, his wife Marlene film, brilliantly directed Dietrich, and his barrister by Sidney Lumet, with a Charles Laughton (another screenplay by Rose, the film great performance) each won the Best Foreign Film learn the “twists” that any award in every country in trial can present. The film the world that offered that is also brilliantly directed award in ‘57, beating The Bridge in the River Kwai Elsa Lanchester & Charles Laughton by Billy Wilder, with Elsa which had won the Oscar for Best Picture Lanchester coming along for comic relief. Legally, to share any further information with over Lumet’s film. As a jury deliberates, Henry Fonda you would be regarded as “undue influence” becomes its moral compass in what, at first and could disqualify you from serving! View one in the morning and the other glance, appears to be an “open and shut” murder trial. An array of a dozen notable in the afternoon. Seeing that you will be character actors, including a soft-spoken “sequestered” during the proceedings, a Jack Klugman, adds to the tension of the plot pizza lunch will be provided with a “potluck” dessert buffet following. and helps to make the movie a classic! George Burke provides the intros on A great success on the Broadway stage, with a great performance by now-forgotten actress September 19 at 9:30am-3:00pm at Mount Patricia Jessel, Witness for the Prosecution Saint Mary College’s Desmond Campus, 6 was authored by the legendary Agatha Albany Post Road, Newburgh (Balmville). To register: 845-565-2076. Christie. Set in London’s “Old Bailey”, September 2017

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